月之光影

- Moonlight Shadow - Restart for the freedom.

Due to the accident of fate, V. Adams contacted you through Lifeline. Thanked to your advice from time to time, he got to overcome some difficulties. While he was being hunted down by ALT, Adams had to go radio silent for your safety. After some time, he came back for you by a new comm, connecting you in these 0 and 1 network oceans, just like the line of fate.

V. Adams was a cyborg made by Dr. Sibellius, a scientist belonging to the company ALT. There were five “Adams” from the Adams series, and the one you met was the fifth: V. He once had four brothers, but they all died in incidents. I lost his mind and attacked V, V killed him out of self-defense; II suicided; III was killed in the helicopter crashed; IV sacrificed himself to help V escape. V lost his memories, but in the end, despite knowing the whole truth regarding his mechanic identity, he still wished to become a human.

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  徹底戒除社交手遊半年,把時間用來學語言、讀書,和運動,體驗到以前難以取得而今輕易獲得的充實感,我覺得這大概是最大的收穫。

  雖然有時候還是會陷入一種想要獲得「關注」而想逼自己創作的心態。因為覺得自己寫不好、畫不好,缺陷很多,所以不受關注也是很自然的事;而自己能用來練習技巧和創作的時間又是少之又少,無法付出時間就不會進步也沒有產出,於是就會陷入「很廢、懶惰」的自我厭惡循環之中。學語言和運動也是遇到同樣的狀況,期望自己有進步,可是帳面上的成績數字就還是原地踏步,便不免感到灰心。

  但也或許,這些灰心沮喪只是暫時的。

  覺得自由的時間隨著年歲增加越來越少了,即使玩遊戲的愛好不變,能全心全意投入其中心力也變得得衡量比例輕重,也要挑選遊戲的品質──非聲光效果的品質,而是做為一個可以讓人體驗、冒險其中的世界的品質,所以我又回去玩古典單機遊戲諸如Baldur's Gate和Fallout系列、甚至是NetHack了。一款好玩的遊戲,是放了二十年再回來重玩也會覺得好玩的遊戲,是不用連上網路為裝備和卡面課金,一個人也能獲得樂趣的遊戲。

  現在的遊戲(尤其是卡牌遊戲),很多都要求玩家耗費大量金錢課金,耗費大量時間肝,以金錢和遊戲中的社交機制建築階級制度。

  在遊戲中稱兄道弟,關掉遊戲就什麼也不是的陌生人,遊戲圈子的友誼往往就是如此短暫,除非跟著朋友的潮流換過一個又一個的遊戲。

  在其中建立友情的階級制度也是可理解、但可預期地荒謬和悲哀,當不斷向外尋求、試探、確認朋友的「忠誠」才能獲得滿足感,不就間接證明自己的內在「什麼都沒有」嗎?

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Last month, I got depressed about learning English.

Sometimes I feel depressed about learning English.

It doesn't give me the feedback I expected even though I spend a lot of time learning. The TOEIC grade has been stuck at 500-600 range for a long time, which consumes me with self doubt. Did I get the method wrong? Or should I take lessons with a cram school? I am confused.

Few hours later, I got a message from a LingQ user, she corrected the paragraph and said: you're doing great keep practicing. I thank her for the encouragement.

Nowadays I feel better. I must thank those kind people who sent messages with encouragement. Thank you all very much.

Most of the time, someone who claims I am a loser because of test scores is Taiwanese or Chinese, they are not native speakers of English. It might be a facet of Asian culture. I think being self-critical make people easy to control with advertisement and manners, like some kind of herd behavior. It's hard to get rid of the stress from culture. I'm still learning to practice with happiness rather than fear.

#diary #language

via JSeesaw

I'm incubating and waiting for seeing the world again. Estoy incubando y esperando volver a ver el mundo.

Taken with Pentax *ist DS. 20190503 #PixelKnot

#photography #nature

Sometimes I feel depressed about learning English.

It doesn't give me the feedback I expected even though I spend a lot of time learning. The TOEIC grade has been stuck at 500-600 range for a long time, which consumes me with self doubt. Did I get the method wrong? Or should I take lessons with a cram school? I am confused.

Few hours later, I got a message from a LingQ user, she corrected the paragraph and said: you're doing great keep practicing. I thank her for the encouragement.

#diary #language

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  最近沉浸在分眾式去中心化(decentralized)的社群平台,申請帳號開始嘗鮮使用後,面對全新帳號的空白頁面,我一直在思考這個問題:我的個人專頁,要放什麼東西?這當然也有一個直截了當的快速解答:想放什麼就放什麼。那麼又回歸到最初的問題:「我想放什麼?」

  我們得利於中央集權式(或視其行徑也可考慮是否稱之為極權)的社群平台的群眾效應,人多勢眾說話就能大聲,在平台上展現自己最美好、最有趣的一面,放送廣告宣傳推播,獲得按讚分享再傳播。如果本身是個喜愛分享的表演型人格創作者,這樣的活動應該勝任有餘。反之,像我大多時候懶惰,心有餘力不足純做興趣,又可能再給自己多加幾種社交障礙標籤的創作者,比起一對多、上下階級分明的網紅與粉絲模式,更偏好的還是平等的一對一交流。

  去中心化的社群平台,沒有演算法的監控和干預,初階的分眾方式取決於我們選擇創建帳號的伺服器自我定位,工程師、設計師、動漫愛好者分別建立聚集在自己的站點,在ID上以站點位址表明屬性偏好,但也僅此而已,因為連上網站之後迎面而來的是各個站點互相連接組成聯邦,彼此自由交流來往的寬廣世界。

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The green lived beyond the decay. El verde vivió más allá de la decadencia.

Taken with Pentax *ist DS. 20190411 #PixelKnot

#photography #nature

via J-bit Animation

I made this animation in 2008/12 by ink and edited with AfterEffect. This animation compared the transgender to the gynandromorph.

The lost butterfly got stuck in the fishbowl which is as same as the unreasonably preconceived idea. Some butterflies ignored, but some butterflies came to help.

We hope all of us, no matter the gender and sex orientation, will love and beloved each other.

#art #ink #animation #transgender #LGBTQ  

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Recently, I considered living without Google. The idea came up to me after reading the reflection from @switchingsoftware.

switching.social – Ethical alternatives to popular sites and apps https://switching.software/

I agreed with SwitchingSocial's perspective so that my first step was trying to conduct my mobile life without Google services. However, it was really hard in practice and required some time to build new habits.

For these reasons, my mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (Samsung G360G) which has 1G RAM / 8G ROM / 32G microSD and operates in Android 4.4.4 system, is doing its best to install these applications. I change the default launcher into T-UI Launcher and use Holo Launcher for daily work.

Then I switched Google Services to alternatives.

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  好陣子沒寫語言學習的文章了,我們都深知堅持的困難,兩天打魚三天曬網,不過沒發文倒也不代表我已就此放棄,而是在根據自己的生活作息調整嘗試各種方法。

  現在個人的學習規劃主要是以LingQ這個平台為主體來進行,並佐以FlipboardPocket輔助:

  1. Flipboard蒐集自己有興趣的閱讀材料(文章、影音),存到Pocket,同時練習快速略讀。

  2. 在Pocket讀完全文,確認文章難度和內容精彩度來決定是否收錄至LingQ,再用NaturalReader補足音檔。

  3. 匯入至LingQ學習:聽、讀、說、寫。

  4. 匯出單字和片語到其他工具複習:Quizlet、Anki、Flashcards等。

  這看似就只是一個找資料、閱讀、複習單字等平凡無奇的過程,為何需要這麼多工具呢?這些工具其實都有各自的作用,當然撇開這些工具,回歸最原始的看書看英文學習雜誌、背例句單字、寫考題也不是不行,但套裝雜誌和教科書的內容未必讓你感興趣,再說現在大部分人拿手機的時間會比拿書多,而這些工具的特色就在於蒐集和整理網路資料相當方便,學習這件事最事半功倍也最重要的還是莫過於「找自己有興趣的材料來學習」, 所以接下來會一一圖文講解這個流程。

 

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