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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. -.-'

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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.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Genius of Yingchuan (Interlude) 《颍川之鬼才》


[初,陈群非嘉不治行检,数廷诉嘉,嘉意自若。太祖愈益重之,然以群能持正,亦悦焉。]
《三国志:郭嘉传》

Trans:
[Right from the beginning, Chen Qun was displeased by Jia's unruly behaviour and reported him numerous times before the royal court, yet Jia took all to his stride. Taizu however, valued Jia more and more while commending Qun's impartiality.]
《Record of the Three Kingdoms: Account of Guo Jia》

Analysis: Apparently, Guo Jia was no different from his late predecessor. Now why is it that Chen Shou never elaborate further on his flaws is a subject of wild guessing, but to me, it's very likely down to three factors:
1. Guo Jia is a drinker.
2. Guo Jia is a latecomer
3. Guo Jia is a constant joker in formal occasions.
4. Guo Jia is a womaniser (i.e. it might be more of him being a sucker for pretty ladies)
5. A possible combination of above all 4*
*Wait a sec, am I whoring my own problems in public cyberspace? -.-;

[戏志才、郭嘉等有负俗之讥]
《三国志:荀彧传》

Trans:
[Xi Zhicai and Guo Jia had a repute amounting to ridicule as deviants.]
《Record of the Three Kingdoms: Account of Xun Yu》


Of course the objective of this interlude isn't that much of doing something serious. Rather due to a couple of events amounting to a national upheaval, I'm left wondering: How should we go about interpreting the presence of Guo Jia and Xi Zhicai via the highest standard of Singaporean prudishness?