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i started reading a webcomic called โ€œclover under footโ€ and iโ€™m kinda curious as to which systematic discrimination metaphor is at play here. i can think of a couple that fit but iโ€™m wondering which was the original author going forโ€ฆ

anyway, one of the stories i have read is โ€œdansei kyoufushou datta watashi ga AV joyuu ni naru made no hanashiโ€. i have to heavily caution picking this up (i cannot even list all the content/trigger warnings it should have), but i also think itโ€™s got something important to say.

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perhaps โ€œpleasure readingโ€ is incorrect, i mean to say, something i read because i want to, not out of obligation or necessity. to better understand myself now, i am reading about experiencing trauma to get my mind around how one feels things again, after being overwhelmed by it.

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iโ€™ve been reading a bunch of manga lately that would be classified as โ€œpsychologicalโ€ which i guess iโ€™d call โ€œdarkโ€, for pleasure reading in a non-cathartic sense. if that gives you pause, then you probably wonโ€™t understand why i find this important to pursue as pleasure reading.

i donโ€™t think iโ€™ve seen yoshimura kanaโ€™s works outside of murcielago (which iโ€™m already a big fan of), but the one-shot in this makes me want to read more - given the dark nature of the story.

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this eveningโ€™s reading
was โ€œsyrup: a yuri anthology vol. 1โ€. it was good, iโ€™m looking forward to seeing the future volumes of this anthology series. i have mixed feelings regarding how i can identify all the artists by their art styles.

i may not want to admit this, but i do feel that i have mastered programming to the greatest extent i am capable of. iโ€™m having trouble seeing where do i go next now iโ€™ve traveled so far down this path. a path which iโ€™m better at than most, but might not be passionate about.

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i know that only recently iโ€™ve come to realize a great deal about myself. itโ€™s been years since i undertook particular projects but only now have been able to understand the importance and growth iโ€™ve gained from doing them.

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this evening iโ€™ve been reading a manga called โ€œarteโ€ about a minor noble daughter in 16th century florence becoming an artist through apprentice-ship and itโ€™s making me think a lot about my profession and career in terms of skilled labor and plying a craft.

starting to get a little nostalgic about time spent at university. if i can secure the funds for it, i would really love to go back to school.

today iโ€™m rereading a bunch of takemiya jinโ€™s works, the art style and character personalities are not something i can get tired of.

(iโ€™m a fan of the โ€œarrivalโ€ reference, too) the lesson that gets captured on page 40, and illustrated on the remaining pages of the chapter is something i found a very familiar topic - struggling with the meaning of words.

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just finished reading chapter 26 in โ€œdifferent country diaryโ€, i am continually impressed with how good the use of language is. pages 36 through 40 stood out to me (see next tweet for the remaining two pages)

the โ€œflying witchโ€ anime series was really good, i only just got around to reading the manga and iโ€™m loving it. the aesthetic is really fresh for a modern day story with magic - without feeling too fantasy-esque. the magic feels plausibly real, which i think is rare in stories.

hi yโ€™all, iโ€™m looking for full-time employment doing devops, infra, build & release engineering, or even ios development if youโ€™ll have me. i am able to start right away. you can reach me via email: hello@pewpewthespells.com

i skipped maybe one or two classes in high school, but in university i skipped a lot. one class i had in senior year, i had a 55% attendence rate in. it wouldโ€™ve been a big problem if not for my extraordinary academics.

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oh my gods these few pages are priceless. (source: different country diary, volume 5, chapter 24)

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