Ahotaku’s Random Shit – Episode 8

I’ve been stuck in a hole known as “thesis writing” for the last couple of months and I have to get this shit done by the end of November. So it’s hard to find some time to write more ANIME THEORY. I’ll get back to that once my workload has abated.

Butthurt Loser Starts Comeback via Coalition

As if things couldn’t get shittier than they are, direct regional elections in Indonesia have legally been scrapped. To add more to the shit heap, there’s even a solid rumor going around that they’re going to scrap direct presidential elections too. Thanks, Prabowo and his merry band of cohorts! The only question on my mind is why aren’t we doing what the Chinese in Hong Kong are? A good friend of mine in the Netherlands answers,

Don’t expect another 1998 movement (the inspiring protest part, not the atrocities) to happen. Or occupy à la Hongkong movement. Slacktivists ‘screaming’ for democracy, making hashtags, while hiding behind the safety of their laptop/smartphone screens, sipping on their $5 lattes in air-conditioned cafes. That’s what we have atm.

Of course, I was never the activist type.

Bigotry still rampant in society

“He’s of Chinese descendant and a Christian; ergo, he shouldn’t be allowed to lead a Muslim-majority city,” would be the “ideological” basis of the Islam Defenders Front mass organization to protest against Jakarta’s finest (vice) governor hitherto. To which I respond, “You guys are just a bunch of brainless unemployed hobos using religion as a facade who would join any riot for one red or blue bank note and a box of rice,”

Odds and Ends

I found a cheap copy of Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. Now, I can finally read the adult versions of my favorite childhood bedtime stories.

You know how they tell you never to quit at something? They’re wrong. When you get rejected by someone thrice, it’s ample time to throw in the towel and call it a day. Hope is a dangerous thing, too, like Red said in The Shawshank Redemption.

Is it just me, or am I enjoying the new DOTA 2 map? It’s way easier to navigate around.

 

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