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Ok, I admit that I've failed somewhere before. But anyway welcome. Just a brief intro on what you should expect here:
1. Football. Not gonna post much of that any soon since season is over. :S
2. Anime, Games, etc. Just abt anything conceivable under the Japanese radar barring anything and everything Rule 34. Now that's illegal. Period. -.-;
3. Music. Everything to do with it is listed under the tab.
5. Unacceptable humour: Anything and everything is fair game here. As long as I don't get rounded up by the ISA. -.-'

6.
The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
7. der Wolf=my Fictionpress account under the moniker Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu. A Ranger's Tale is hosted under this page. :)
8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My take on Discworld quotes...

Apparently, I should be termed a hypocrite due to Interesting Times being that only Discworld novel I've read. Of course the internet is a wonderful place as you all will see below. :D

DISCLAIMER!
Being politically incorrect doesn't mean I should demand the same from the rest. If there's anything to go by, I'm someone who truly respect the right to have opinions. Including for myself.

It wasn't that her [Susan's] parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They knew they existed. They just wished they didn't.
[p. 104] (Hogfather)

I say: Denial is personal and universal. Just ask every single human being and they will tell you their own unique story. Even me myself by my own self-estimation.

'Yeah, well, I didn't sign up for world domination,' said Medium Dave. 'That sort of thing gets you into trouble.'
[p. 161] (Hogfather)

I say: If Kim Jung Il is still alive, I truly doubt he will let his guys play deserters.

TO CHANGE THE FATE OF ONE INDIVIDUAL IS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. I REMEMBER THAT. SO SHOULD YOU.
Death still hadn't turned to face her.
'I don't see why we shouldn't change things if it makes the world better,' said Susan.
HAH.
'Are you too scared to change the world?'
Death turned. The very sight of his expression made Susan back away.
He advanced slowly towards her. His voice, when it came, was a hiss.
YOU SAY THAT TO ME? YOU STAND THERE IN YOUR PRETTY DRESS AND SAY THAT TO ME? YOU? YOU PRATTLE ON ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD? COULD YOU FIND THE COURAGE TO ACCEPT IT? TO KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE AND DO IT, WHATEVER THE COST? IS THERE ONE HUMAN BEING ANYWHERE WHO KNOWS WHAT DUTY MEANS?
[p. 155] (Soul Music)

I say: If you know how to say "Yes, we can", then make sure you know how to wield the axe.

Sometimes the only thing you could do for people was to be there.
[p. 309] (Soul Music)

I say: Apparently, making up the numbers must be why we end up seeing so many people on the news itself daily.

'Never build a dungeon you wouldn't be happy to spend the night in yourself,' said the Patrician (...). 'The world would be a happier place if more people remembered that.'
[p. 257] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Amazingly enough, that's how dictators always meet their end ten out of ten times. Figuratively speaking of course.

'I warn you, dragon, the human spirit is-'
They never found out what it was, or at least what he thought it was, although possibly in the dark hours of a sleepless night some of them might have remembered the subsequent events and formed a pretty good and gut-churning insight, to whit, that one of the things sometimes forgotten about the human spirit is that while it is, in the right conditions, noble and brave and wonderful, it is also, when you get right down to it, only human.
[p. 241] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: There's a very famous Chinese saying: The heart is willing, but not the body. (心有余而力不足)

You have the effrontery to be squeamish, it thought at him. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless, and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape - the great face pressed even closer, so that Wonse was staring into the pitiless depths of his eyes - we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.
[p. 228] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Is it any wonder why A Song of Ice and Fire is such a cynical work? Ironically, the fact that I can't do a dime about something only means I do have the right to have opinions.

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
[p. 242, footnote to government hushing things up] (Hogfather)

I say: Footnote says it all.

It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.
[p. 331] (Soul Music)

I say: If you're the certified enemy of the world, it might be the most possible ending. Because they tend to say cockroaches don't die easily.

You could save people. You could get there in the nick of time. And something could snap its fingers and say, no , it has to be that way. Let me tell you how it has to be. This is how the legend goes.
[p. 363] (Soul Music)

I say: Am I sensing fatalism at it's very best? I don't know. Seriously. [1]

'Charity ain't giving people what you wants to give, it's giving people what they need to get.'
[p. 265, Albert] (Hogfather)

I say: If you think this is the best way to collapse the global economy, you're not wrong on such a count. Note that the key word is people.

AUDITORS OF REALITY. THEY THINK OF LIFE AS A STAIN ON THE UNIVERSE. A PESTILENCE. MESSY. GETTING IN THE WAY.
'In the way of what?'
THE EFFICIENT RUNNING OF THE UNIVERSE.
[p. 365] (Hogfather)

I say: The universe has never been considered as efficient. Period.

'I'm not a thief, madam. But if I were, I would be the kind that steals fire from the gods.'
'We've already got fire.'
'There must be an upgrade by now.'
[p. 377, Teatime and Susan] (Hogfather)

I say: Upgrading isn't foolproof. It's an ongoing process until the world goes extinct.

Worlds of belief, she [Susan] thought. Just like oysters. A little piece of shit gets in and then a pearl grows around it.
[p. 393] (Hogfather)

I say: It takes nine months to produce a baby and countless shit to make a positive human being.

YOU [humans] NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME?
[p. 423] (Hogfather)

I say: This shouldn't atheists saying that. Propaganda is very real and man made for a very good reason.

This was music that had not only escaped but had robbed a bank on the way out. It was music with its sleeves rolled up and its top button undone, raising its hat and grinning and stealing the silver.
It was music that went down to the feet by way of the pelvis without paying a call on Mr. Brain.
[p. 113] (Soul Music)

I say: I'm not too sure what this means. I'm only a Higher NiTec graduate who merely understand the basic notion of an acid trip.

'And I suppose you know what sound is made by one hand clapping, do you?' said the holy man nastily.
YES. CL. THE OTHER HAND MAKES THE AP.
[p. 24] (Soul Music)

I say: A person is incapable of things that will decide something so much more. Be it for the better or worse. That's why government is a legit concept.

'Never trust a ruler who puts his faith in tunnels and bunkers and escape routes. The chances are that his heart isn't in the job.'
[p. 257, Vetinari] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: He who bail first is a scoundrel. Just don't ask me how many of such people.

But of course there were the rules. Everyone knew there were rules. They just had to hope like Hell that the gods knew the rules, too.
[p. 263] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: The English enjoy singing their unofficial footballing anthem. Goes something like "You don't know what you're doing!"

'I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people,' said the man [Vetinari]. 'You are wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides.'
[p. 302] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Yet another reason why G.R.R Martin is a living genius.

' I really should talk to him, sir. He's had a near-death experience!'
'We all do. It's called living.'
[p. 406, Stibbons and Ridcully] (Hogfather)

I say: But still Death comes to all. Before that, let's see how often we have to live life upon the knife's edge.

'I'm a raven, aren't I?' it said. 'One of the few birds who speak. The first thing people say is, oh, you're a raven, go on, say the N word... If I had a penny for every time that's happened, I'd-'
[Quoth the raven, p. 50] (Soul Music)

I say: ...earn my first 1 million bucks within a week.

Be careful what you wish for. You never know who will be listening.
Or what, for that matter.
[p. 15] (Soul Music)

I say: [1]

Noble dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.
[p. 170] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Us vs Them? Sounds familiar to me.

Of course, there were various groups seeking his overthrow, and this was right and proper and the sign of a vigorous and healthy society. No-one could call him unreasonable about the matter. Why, hadn't he founded most of them himself? And what was so beautiful was the way they spent nearly all their time bickering with one another.
Human nature, the Patrician always said, was a marvellous thing. Once you understood where its levers were.
[p. 85] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Chaos is the key to order.

It was amazing, this mystic business. You tell them a lie, and then when you don't need it any more you tell them another lie and tell them they're progressing along the road to wisdom. Then instead of laughing they follow you even more, hoping that at the heart of all the lies they'll find the truth. And bit by bit they accept the unacceptable.
[p. 108] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Propaganda on every front is something truly progressive. The greatest proof of how humans have evolved over time.

'You have the right to remain silent,' he [Carrot] said. 'You have the right not to injure yourself falling down the steps on the way to the cells. You have the right not to jump out of high windows. You do not have to say anything, you see, but anything you do say, well, I have to take it down and it might be used as evidence.'
[p. 190] (Guards! Guards!)

I say: Apparently, blokes like the Gestapo and Kempeitai tried this stunt with major success. Interestingly enough, it actually took a whopping 18 years and 78 days in prison before the West Memphis 3 got acquitted over that something...