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I am old and I like it

I’ve gone from being the young fresh grad, up and coming, to the experienced, mentor. I’m not guru or sage. I’ll probably be the first to tell you there are a lot of things I don’t know and there are a lot of things I need to learn.

When I mix with colleagues who are on the ground, very likely, they are about 10 years younger than me. I am in a somewhat unique situation. I get to mix with the ‘younger’ generation without them realising I’m actually not one of their generation. I look and dress younger than my more mature contemporary peers. Yeah, I get flack for being childish and refusing to grow up and acting my age. So what? Read the rest of this entry »


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Internet Personae: Inner and Outer worlds

Internet Personae: Inner and Outer worlds

So, while doing research for INTJ childhood experiences, with an eye for ‘how they get into trouble’, I found a reference to Typealyzer. It reads a blog, analyses it and spits out the MBTI type of the writer of  blog. Being curious, I put in several links of the sites I frequent or project my persona into. Read the rest of this entry »

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One for all – Not so good idea

I’m a great believer in ONE application for ONE job. Just like in programming terms, the often preached and often forgotten ONE method only do ONE thing. Do small things, but do it well.

Hence, with increasing enhancements and fanciness added to every new version of software, we create ever more complicated dysfunctional monstrosity. Take a very simple tool like file manager ‘Windows Explorer’. I’ve been increasingly annoyed and unsatisfied with it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Romance genre and me

There are times, especially in my teens, when I wondered why my peers were so fascinated by romance stories. Paperbacks like Sweet Dreams, Harlequin, Mills & Boons were passed and exchanged. I tried one, only because the summary says the story was set in mysterious Egypt. Needless to say, I found it mildly entertaining and of no consequence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Favourite character patterns

With the resumption of Inuyasha, I’ve slowly left PoT fandom and swung back to Inuyasha. Hence my obsession is likely to shift from Tezuka back to Sesshoumaru.

Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve thought about the types of characters that attracts my attention and keeps it. This is in part an exercise to understand my personal preferences as well as to help me write better fiction or design better characters for my fictional worlds.

My obsessions (as in interest that lasts longer that the time I watch it) with male anime characters chronologically:
(I’ll have to limit it or this thing will run for ages, so no females or non-japanese cartoons or other media)
1. Yue (Card Captor Sakura)
2. Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha)
3. Tezuka Kunimitsu (Prince of Tennis)
4. Shi Seien/Shi Seiran (Sauinkoku Monogatari)
5. Lan Shuei (Sauinkoku Monogatari)
6. Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

What do these fellows have in common? … Litgeek would summarise it as the strong silent type. Let’s less how true it is.
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Are Archetypes Stereotypes?

Blame it on my Developmental Psych assignment. We were asked to pick 5 comics or jokes and identify stereotypes based on age.

Now, naturally I picked my favourites, Calvin and Hobbes, FoxTrot, XKCD and finally Prince of Tennis. Stereotypes are important and common elements in this medium because they give the reader a quick and easily accessible understanding. These mediums are short and limited in content, unlike 100+ pages great epic novel. Stereotypes allows common understanding, a sort of shorthand quick and dirty intro. Can these medium work without stereotype?
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Halp! My blog has gone potty!

How the heck did this blog get so many Prince of Tennis posts?

Why do I keep getting the urge to deconstruct it?

I need to blog about other things too!

Gah! I have assignments due post-haste and I’m still blogging about PoT!!!?

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