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不斷倒下

看來我在香港的日子已經處於倒數階段。

全港復工(不計航空)不久,最近倒下在地板上的日子、次數和長度越來越長,開始有生命危險了。因為怕會危及病弱和老人,所以不敢吃任何壓仰免疫反應的藥物,避免成為超級傳播者,導致一大堆人要隔離……

是的,車時回復正常的4-5小時一天(所以我這個月交津拿不少),鄰居還有工作單位同大廈的人們也開始故態復萌,輪流早上狂抽煙至半夜。

最近自己查文獻,懷疑自己有長期的"Bezold–Jarisch reflex",所以經常血壓非常低而且心跳比正常明顯慢(兩者皆醫生證實)。最近有時還會因為血管性水腫,開眼都有困難而被誤會沒好好睡,沒自律管理自己狀態,又想起從小一洗臉、一碰什麼地方就會紅掉,搞到旁人以為我有心理問題在自虐/暴哭。

但你不能叫鄰居(複數)不吸煙,也不能叫別的單位的人(複數)不要在樓層內吸煙。我相信國安法都解決不到這班煙民危害他人生命安全的恐佈行為。

而事實上二手三手煙不同牛奶雞蛋這些實際無害的常見致敏元,大量科學證據證實什麼手的煙都是有害的,所以從前醫生們曾嘗試把我的免疫反應壓下去,結果我的身體會直接發燒一頭半月以及真的染上各種常見疾病(如感冒)直到我失去工作為止。有些人的生命就是抽不到好籤,活動範圍總被煙民搞到。

Sorry我係「真窮撚」,沒能自費讀到僱主寵愛的文憑(長春籐那些當年要是能自費是絕對沒問題能進到的),沒有叫價能力無法爭到空氣質素好一點的工作,於是戰力大減事業受壓無法找到空氣好的住所,「我」不是我,這就是我對「香港」的最深刻的印象。有人叫我去大灣區,於是打開看看Windy大中華地區的空氣污染——我覺得不離開亞洲幾乎是沒用的。之前和家人去日本做「人肉導航器」,除了上到雪山那段人是清醒的,其他時間症狀沒好過。所以學會了日文也是無法改變(雖說看動漫和實用技能的參考書很爽啦)。

我相信空氣污染的受害者還有很多,但他們可能對本身的表現沒什麼期望,所以他們就算狀態不好都覺得沒有損失,大不了工作不斷被炒就打散工長住公屋拿綜援在家裡煲劇然後隨便找個人結婚生仔再派新的公屋。(所以我覺得香港的敏感率每代都升幾倍係有原因的,污染增加只係其一。)

但我真的不甘心啊。

p.s. 有人說外國一樣有煙民,不過像丹麥那樣一間房間都有幾百呎、八百呎一間屋已經係「低消費之選」,「鄰居」的物理定義根本就不一樣……

題目 : 邁向健康的人生ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ - 部落格分类 : 健康減肥

What you will not know(2/2)

Also, in the areas where people are not spending enough money to keep the malls profiting and working hard enough to keep the office buildings rented so there is money to keep the air-conditioning on high power and make sure the air circulation is disinfected, they will have repeated cases and the community will be "home-ridden", and soon people will be moving out at their first chance.

This is good news for the governments -- cities should be down-sized if they are not viable. What is better than being able to avoid making the hard decision and just let the virus do its job?

Also, since the anitbodies will only last for several months, only critical personnel such as the medics will be given the vaccine, and the general public would have to rely on the active actions of the immune system -- those who have a good life will stay immuned and those who are not will be killed after repeated infections.

The governments that have had their hands full of problems would be very happy to see those who are living a hard life dead sooner -- unhappy citizens are harder to govern and require much more government resources to please.

What you will not know is that every country in the world, under every political system, the government will come to the same conclusion and that is to let the soon-to-be-airborne version of COVID-19 run free.

Yes I would call it COVID-20, the virus that is secretly let to run free (but what other choices do you have? If it is airborne then masks are not really effective).

題目 : 熱門新聞 - 部落格分类 : 新聞報道

tag : 心理歷史學

What you will not know(1/2)

I self-studied biochemistry and microbiology a bit for one of my scifi (which I had given up writing) so I could somehow understand what is going on in the research frontier on COVID-19.

There is something that had bugged me recently.

It is known that the new strain running wild now in Beijing is of the evolved one which has a much stronger structure (that would make it stable for longer in air) and a more powerful shape (that would make it hang onto human cells easier) that makes it much more infectious than the original Wuhan version.

What it means is that the virus is evolving along the path that would take it to the realm of being airborne.

This is bad news especially because this will be something all the countries in the world would not let the public know.

Victims of this virus are known to drop dead suddenly due to breathing problems (suffocation). If PCR test is not conducted then no one will know the truth behind. The US data has shown that the virus is more lethal to those from a less-developed culture, even if they are living in the same country and admitted to the same hospital.

My theory is that those who don't keep themselves active won't be able to feel the difference until they are critically ill, and they are so quicker because they don't have a surplus in lung capacity.

This is the more reason for the governments not to inform the people. All governments would like those "unhealthy people" gone from their systems, and even if there are human rights concerns, if the adjacent country is doing the same thing, they have to follow or else they will become the loser in the next round of productivity competition.

題目 : 熱門新聞 - 部落格分类 : 新聞報道

tag : 科幻

歎沙冰行山落沙灘

獅子會自然教育中心有餐廳提供多種口味的沙冰(有隱藏味道哦,看看你能不能chok出來),買完出來就是上蕉坑教育徑的路,跟路牌往麻南芴走,就會發現一路都是鳥語蝶舞清風送爽的林蔭路。三十幾度烈陽?這裡天然的負離子空氣清新機大開,爽到呢。

落三星灣的路風景明媚,前後左右都是海景,那一公里的太陽是值得的。落沙灘總有塗防曬吧?

三星灣除了行三公里落去,還可以從白沙灣搭船去。幾十元一程可以算是把「低端人口」刷走了不少。

所以這個「隱世」沙灘外傭不多,滿滿的都是「懂路」的本地人(及外國人)。

沒錯,人還是塞得超滿的。香港有近八百萬人,就算大家被迫跳海游半天三個落水活着上一個,還有二百幾萬人口剩,要佔領街道或者再次百萬人上街,人口還是綽綽有餘,差在滿城劏房的大問題應該可以解決而已。

所以中共不要小看管治香港的難度。英國當年就乖乖的逃跑了,以為執到金的就是傻子(除非你不用負上合作管理香港的責任,只來賺了快錢就逃到外國)。

題目 : 長跑 - 部落格分类 : 體育運動

tag : 行山

Music Competition 101

This year, many parents have missed their chance to present their kids in the Music Festival due to the rampant COVID-19 forcing the organizer to cancel the event.

I would like to share the words of an angry judge from a past event: (I jotted down some notes and rewrote it for the general audience.)

Competitions have rules. In a music competition, a mature presentation of the musical material is expected.

It means that participants are required to demonstrate TECHNIQUES.

For beginner's level, being able to tune is a discerning criteria between the winners and the losers. Not every starter knows how to tune, but the result would be some of them being able to play in TUNE with the accompaniment and others not.

So if your child is not able to tune, don't send them to a competition expecting them to win. Don't invest too much, don't tell them to practice against their will. Coz they are not going to make it anyway.

Another thing that doesn't need a lot of practice but would make a huge difference is correct posture.

Many children are too disobedient (pissed) or too lazy (tired) to follow instructions. If your child is of this kind of character (state), don't send them to competitions to get scolded. Techniques are there to achieve efficient control of the instruments. If your child cannot get into a good posture, playing well enough to win a prize is beyond sensible expectation. Forcing a child to practice a simple piece more than it should have been (due to incorrect posture) would make them look stupid and hit them hard psychologically.

Rich parents like to get expensive instruments for their kids to make them sound better than the others. A judge is often experienced enough to see through this kind of simple trick. Marks will be given to those who draw out the full potential of their instruments.

Children who are taught and worked properly would have confidence. They understand that science is behind how a simple piece is played well, not talent nor other magical stuffs you can't work on. Parents would be surprised to find that pushing immature children into competitions would demolish their confidence rather than raising it. There are always those who think "try a few times more and they will get through". Sorry, you don't need anything fancy to play some simple piece well. You need to get the critical things correct to get things worked out. Healthy confidence is built from scientific practices.

Most HK children live in cramped spaces and learn their music in very small studio rooms. In a competition, they all play too softly and look very timid as a result, with little audible changes in their levels of dynamics, and can't give a sincerely happy face to the audience. Rich kids who are used to play their instruments in a large living room where there are always some people sitting in, be it maids or guests for example, actually have a huge edge in such competitions. It is true that winners often come from affluent families as a result.

It is therefore very usual to hear the judges confessing over the fact that they would like to see a happy face, a confident performance with sufficient contrasts of dynamics levels -- for which most HK children lack, sadly.

Doing wrong things again and again, aka repeating mistakes continuously is not what makes you better. You are just making yourself suffer and making yourself look stupid. Music education teaches this critical wisdom apart from making music itself and it is because the Chinese have always lacked good music education(parents would ask what good music is for), our history is not something to be exposed to the next generation -- sane people would feel ashamed at such a poor performance over the 5K years.

p.s. I felt horrible when I was taught Chinese history. It looked like a story about hell, with the worst part being people trying really hard to enjoy their tragedies in hell, instead of building something better by removing all the elements that made the place hellish. I totally understand why Chinese history was no longer taught as a seperate subject after the handover. No sane people can relate themselves to such a dark story.

題目 : 與音樂的交點,齒輪開始轉動 - 部落格分类 : 音樂天地

tag : 音樂節父母需知

玉桂排攻略

要港鐵站一出就有山行?行完要即刻有便利店、連鎖速食點補血補水吹冷氣?然後直入地鐵(有洗手間)?利東站就有這樣的「福利」啦。

B出口那個巴士站旁站長休息停後面就係山路入口,半小時直上玉桂山山頂,打完卡往南直落沙洲——記得穿行山涼鞋(可落水)然後半小時來回玉桂排燈塔再浸水消暑(去之前上天文台網頁查清楚退潮時間),最後在日落時分原路折返打道回府,就可以三小時內(包拍照)完成。所以理論上連水都可以不帶(我最近試過,不過真的差點就中暑),但因為山路崎嶇(雖有安全繩),第一次去最好慢慢來。

另外,初心者記得帶手套四腳爬爬就一定安全(如果天氣差就不要上了)。因為岩石在太陽曬熱之後不好抓,然後安全繩是給你萬一天氣不好時才用的救命工具,平時盡量不要用,因為人人都扯的話,會消耗很快(而且大家都摸的會還有衛生問題)。

出發前先計好雲量風速,不然全程曝曬(印象中這座山中暑上報的死過兩個,所以有警告牌),自虐也。

p.s. 兩邊都是地盤,陣陣沙塵隨海風吹來,拍出來風景是很好不過搞到我鼻水「吊吊FING」……短期內不會有下一次了。

題目 : 長跑 - 部落格分类 : 體育運動

tag : 行山 鴨俐洲

The Damn Dams Diversion

People have been talking about big dams collapsing bringing disastrous floods to the cities lying beside the Yangtze River on the major forums.

I believe it to be a failed propaganda to drive people's attention away from the coming National Security Law, and to distribute ideas that would divide people up. I have been told to watch videos where the speaker used the "collapsing dam" to lure viewers to listen to his ranting of how victims are to be blamed and an OOT lecture on the negative parts of human nature which is taught in "Introduction to Psychology", which I guess only 10% of the population has taken (no I am not going to give the video more views so no links will be given). The end result is that people would point their fingers at the victims and also make the privileged people say ugly things and think only about themselves when the crowd is at risk -- this is war-making 101.

No you are not going to trick me and I am writing this article as a warning.

Yes someone is DEFINITELY trying to wage antagonism within HK, and within China.

If lots of people reply "hell ya die you Chinese" then the CCP would say "look these people are totally worthy of being subjugated". If people stay calm and united, this would be our chance to prove to the world that China is over-reacting and totally in the wrong direction because they just don't understand how to deal with angry educated youth and a family & career-oriented population which is concerned over how the government wasted a lot of resources on the CCP's order rather than supporting local productivity.

p.s. Why would a dam collapse suddenly if water is allowed to flow through? The dams have been there holding water for quite some time already. I would worry over major earthquakes rather than extra water flow, coz the former is definitely less predictable.

題目 : 香港是這樣 - 部落格分类 : 新聞報道

[anime review]Ascendence of Bookworm (2nd season) 1-12(End)

Too bad that this seems to be the end of the series. Many fans from all over the world are lamenting at the fact that there is no more anime to this story.

MSJ, the production unit, is famously linked to the Black Jack series in my memory. I am not too satisfied by its retro-styled animation techniques but Black Jack is well known for its dramatic and sensational plots so animation faults can be overlooked.

I have always been cautious writing stories with magic/ESP because I have found it very hard to explain the power balance in the story. This series has lost its hold at the point where Maine turned a hectre of bare land into grassland in a few seconds with the help of a magical tool, without magic training, learning just the incantation (which works for everyone) is all that was needed.

Do you see what I mean?

Also, an adult who loves reading books and suddenly commented "the nobles were acting up and it was damn scary" before breaking into tears and flung herself into her friend's arms?

I am not quite sure why it would be so. There are plenty of scary things in the library books and I think what happened was just "expected". It might be that Maine has loved this magical world so dearly (finally she can hope to climb up the social ladder and be in power!) that she didn't want to leave it so early.

I guess I am the type of "adventurous" girl rather than a bookworm at the core, so that I love gathering knowledge and wisdom (and so I read furiously despite I was dyslexic) such that I can live through another adventure and have more!

題目 : 動漫看後感想 - 部落格分类 : 漫畫卡通

tag : 書癡下剋上

不懂裝懂(下)

我要一再強調:香港的困局有一半是因為一堆國策造成香港不正常的地價、慘不忍睹的居住空間和絕育級數的工時,不只不需要負上主權國責任,還要立法去「規管」港人——因為沒有真民主所以正常人能嘗試影響國策以改善住在香港的生活質素的方法只有示威,你敢說不關國家安全事?

很多人都不明為什麼外國分析文章很多都把重點放在民生不人道——不說明一個GDP數字上很富有的地方可以因為不仁的國策造成的許多人日常生活不人道場面,所以才要求政改以求用民主制度令香港政府能夠有所折衷——不能令外國民眾正確理解為何「香港帳面上賺到好多錢為什麼還不滿意國家」。就算沒有人阻路,因為政府把錢蝕在大橋、高鐵之上,基層市民日常往往因塞車每天花數小時上班上學,如同第三世界國家。進修?運動?組織家庭?唉。所以想要搞高科技都難。

所以,這背後的問題已經不是國家安全立法與否的問題,而是作為主權國的操守問題了。大橋、高鐵起係國策,但結果呢,犧牲了令普羅市民向上流的空間、經濟轉型的基建錢。明明香港有的是錢,社會問題卻一直因國策沒解決,新一代心直口快即刻說要搞獨立,全世界有同理心的人都會立刻明白這場鬧劇的前文後理。完全就是老爸花錢給老婆買限量版名牌結果孩子餓壞了在吵,然後超愛面子的老爸一拳打過去說「你都還沒餓昏叫什麼餓哦」,叫孩子別鬧再鬧就請家教來嚴加管教的家庭鬧劇。以國際標準是虐兒沒錯。

Boris在SCMP寫的文,太有英國風格了,我怕中國政權看不明白,只懂問BNO為什麼可以被放寬居英限制。

容我簡短地零分重作:一個充滿潛質的可愛孩子人見人愛,父母不懂疼愛還要虐待的話,有良心有能力的人都會想盡可能收養!這是人性有無的問題,不是因為「簽了合約」所以才有的反應。有人大叫「與你無關」,只是反映喊的人沒人性的表現。或者有人只當孩子是資產努力搾取,天天跟「多管閒事」的旁人爭執,對處於痛苦大叫救命的孩子大力打壓大罵「你別再給我麻煩」,但不是全世界都只有這樣的父母。

題目裡「不懂裝懂」的不是指法律(我只懂基本,並不專業),是人性。

p.s. 現在香港主流學校都在做「生活訓練」,努力告訴孩子將來非人的生活形態並讓他們天天體會,受不了而父母又無力移民的會「被自殺」(所以他們上街義無反顧)。完。聽說一流的名校從幼稚園就狠狠的在做,做了起碼十年的說,從入學一刻就告知父母在香港「生存」的代價。有理由相信將來香港學童的自殺率會極速飛升。也對,當年香港人有不少是三個落水一個上水的玩法,所以體能、EQ資優生特別多,有人努力「重現」當年的「人口篩選」以延續香港的經濟神話並不出奇……所以出於人道理由我支持世界各國接收香港人道難民——我們為了香港的經濟,就是不可能過人道的生活,而主權國和賺到錢的人都只關心經濟,把基層拿去血汗是「國策」的一部分,係說得很明白的事實。

p.s.s.我家是絕對的自殺派,從小我就被告知「不喜歡的話你就去自殺,大不了生多個」,完。樓價?他們都沒工作證明,買樓無望,自住的豆丁樓一早供完十世,WFC啊。我死了他們最HAPPY(因為我是生多了的(因為不能再打),無奈他們只養得起一個兒子——養女要多好多錢才養得出色係事實,因為社會對女性的要求多很多,從外表到體型、談吐還有一大堆軟技能都要有(不然會被壓價得很慘),全部都要資源才能培養妥當)。

題目 : 香港是這樣 - 部落格分类 : 新聞報道

tag : 國策致民生問題變成國安矛盾

不懂裝懂(上)

最近天天看別人在說國安法,看完感到非常恐懼。未成年前第一次感到同樣程度的恐懼,是數學科的老師把會考的評分標準和考生表現告訴我們。基本上我是那種裸玩奧數仍會拿獎的人,所以會考要是數學科拿不到A1是我自己的錯;我感到恐懼的是原來將來自己要和數學非常不好的人(起碼佔一半)同一個社會——中學程度的數學教程裡真的沒什麼大是大非的對錯爭辯(不像歷史),但如果問題不是出在大家的政見不同而是根本上的理解力差異,那就真的麻煩了……所以後來看到丹麥的人民不只可以免費讀大學、七成人最終可以讀到而且他們的大學排名並不特別「野雞」的時候,我才開始對人類有點信心而且有信心相信只是香港教育制度不夠先進而已。論智商香港人並不弱,所以問題出在優質教育並不夠普及之上。香港人以轉口賺第一桶金,用財技(地產)把盈利數額不斷倍增,中間沒有高科技那種要經年累月投資心血(大部分白做)的玩意,所以內心特別野蠻,社會問題乏力解決,暴富的醜惡面貌不斷暴露於世界之前。如果小學生都可以做首富,真的很難有說服力叫人投資教育和科研——不只政府或者財團要出力,家庭文化、老闆心態和企業文化等等都要配合,不然事倍功半。

所以我就是說不出「我愛香港」這種違背良心的說話。本來就是dead end的進化樹走向,很難不被「拋售」再被「私有化」便於管理。看看那些「愛香港」是不是不斷把香港文化推入死路一條,就知道他們是不是「我愛令我賺錢的香港」。

國安法最恐怖不只是它超越了普通法的限制(也就是客觀性並非用國際標準因此外人容易中招,實際變成排外的力量),而是有一班根本不知道法律是用來幹什麼的人在那裡討論法律。相比之下,「三文魚有肺炎」的笑話我覺得真的是可以笑一下的小錯。

法律只是條文,執法方的動機才是立法效果的重點。法律的功效可以因應執法的動機千變萬化,但法律從來都無法阻止強姦犯侵犯別人或者殺人犯殺人,也不會令沒良心的騙子變成有良心。

法律是阻嚇被「誘惑」去幹壞事的人想多兩轉被抓的後果而不做。

換句話說有人仍然覺得經歷了一年香港人還是沒有足夠的時間思考所以要立法「幫忙」給點思考空間;又或者這已經不是正常的法律,只是是強制香港人繼續一天十小時工作加上三小時車程的奴役(而且如果不再加三小時的進修、一小時的體訓,吃飯時間放在工作/進修/車程裡,基層根本爬不上去可以組織健康家庭的階層),不准公開集體反抗發洩不滿要求變革,因為配合國策的話,大部分有上進心的香港人只能過這種非人的日子。

(未完)

題目 : 香港是這樣 - 部落格分类 : 新聞報道

tag : 民生變國安

Good Designs can be a form of Love

I think a lot of Hong Kong buildings have not run any aerodynamic tests during the design process so fresh air cannot flow into a significant proportion of the flats (some rooms might have no air flow for extended hours at all) and people are prompted to waste much energy generating air flow.

Recently I met an epic room which, even if you open the windows and doors after switching off the air-con, the temperature lasts for more than an hour despite the fact that the room is very small.

Oxygen generally runs out after 3 hours of usage so unless plants are kept under the light, the resident is going to feel dead staying for anything more than 2 hours, and takes hours to recover after leaving the room.

Productivity can be destroyed or enhanced with designs. This i why Danish designs are loved around the world in the circle of practical minds. I have noted its supreme quality in this aspect and believe that the culture behind it is why it has recovered from the COVID-19 lockdown the quickest in the world.

題目 : 藝術與設計相關 - 部落格分类 : 學術文藝

tag : 心理歷史學 科學風水

[PH]「站在人與社會中間的國家」設定的必要條件

「社會」的原罪是別人做的事會影響「我」,令「我」受罪,但因為「大家都是那樣做」所以我連反抗都有罪,而且別人會質疑為什麼你不一起犯錯。後面那兩點才是重點,不過沒有正義感的人是不會理解的——人不可能不犯錯,但如果人犯錯不去改過還要去迫別人一起錯,那才是最可怕的下場。所以C教教義的耿直令我無法不覺我它本身很可愛,雖然人膠起來都一個樣(這時候最能感覺到人是平等的)就是了。

「社會」本身就是非常暴力的制度,所以唯一的解決方法就是社會制度認同「人權」去平衝回去。因此我深信我最終無法被中國主流社會所接納是很正常的結果……
「沒有國哪有家」的論述只是反映了「社會」(注:先有社會後有國家……)制度本身對「家庭」的存在不利,所以要「國家」這個架構去建立外在的權力制度去定義哪個「家」可以繼續存在(=進化成特權社會,有特權者會受到制度的保護)。

p.s. 再聲明一次本人的宅項目係「心理歷史學」。從小師長都會質問我「你這是哪學回來的」去回應他們不認同的見解,而我每次都答那是「我自己想出來的」,所以我的自我認知從來都是「異見產生者」,天職係得罪人,因此主流社會對我的吸引力係零(起碼我身處的那個如是),尤其從小不少人都說我很快就會被弄死,所以我非常認同健康的關係係雙向的。不然彼此之間只退化成純粹的利益關係,何苦呢。

題目 : 論文。報告。心得 - 部落格分类 : 學術文藝

tag : 心理歷史學

On Research Validity

I seldom read from "Economist" because I don't like the overall research quality there. Recently a graph like this (you don't have to subscribe to see) caught my attention from a discussion (which I didn't participate in) in one of the famous social forums:

Democracies-contain-epidemics-most-effectively

As everyone can see the height with which both sets of the dots spread, it is not VERY fair to use linear regression to conclude -- years ago a research says boys are better at science and maths than girls with similar data distribution, where variation is bigger than the difference between the groups. Although the validity of the claim was criticized, damage was done.

It would have been much more honest if the two sets of data were plotted with red and green to show the widespread overlapping, instead of pale blue and pale violet(?).

When there are more resources (aka high GDP per person), a country can act with more options when given against a challenge, and democracy is often needed to sort out the differences in people's opinion. However, it is a matter of choice what system to use. The graph clearly shows the huge difference in outcomes for rich and poor countries under the threat of different epidemics.

However, it should be noted that since the TYPES of diseases that break out in different living conditions will be different, comparison is not really fair too.

Also, 95% confidence is considered weak in the hard sciences... my guess is that with a 99.5% confidence, there will be no significant difference but since epidemics are not THAT often, insufficient data points justify the lower confidence level used,

The last thing I would like to comment on is the theory of "poor country does not see benefits by adopting democratic system in face of epidemics). To my knowledge the article doesn't address this issue (though I don't have a subscription so I cannot be sure, I inferred this from the discussion).

According to this graph, scientifically significant differences in the death rate start at around $3K-4K GDP per person at purchasing-power parity at 2020, and disappear at around $30K-40K... I assume all these data be in USD. If epidemics represent the sort of typical case where a government and its people need to make quick decisions and powerful actions to overcome the challenge, this research actually hints at "a narrow window" during which people can clearly decide that democracy is better,

If the system of a country can only be changed drastically without conflict when 99% of the people give consent to (in HK, 1% of dissent already means nearly 80K people in a single city, enough to start a large scale "riot"), Hong Kong has definitely "passed" the point where consensus stemmed from objectivity can be attained -- our PPP in 2018 is well over 60K.

Well, strange that my conclusion and the Economist's conclusion(pro-democratic) is different.

If you ask me to resolve the political dissent in Hong Kong, I would suggest people to acknowledge the fact that supporters of democracy would generally have an income, when changed to PPP, falling between 3K to 30K USD, while the average GDP PPP in HK be something around (at least) double of that.

Yes, the chasm that has widened in Hong Kong over the years smells like it is more than about "political" dissent or delusions that can be "brainwashed" away. My suggestion would be dividing the people into two systems -- the poorer ones might have the democracy they deserve, while the richest should just submit themselves to something else -- yes it is still one country two systems, just that the rich ones should bow down to another power, which is generally already so in the first place.

Scientific evidence sugggests the poorer people in Hong Kong would benefit from a truly democratic government. So what would the rich and powerful say about this? Support the poor (PPP <35K) to leave China since CCP will not allow this choice? Like how Denmark supported the immigrants who did not successfully become a productive member of the Danish society to get back to their origin country by giving them a bunch of cash?

p.s. Since China still has more than 600 million still earning 3K PPP or less per year, this research actually supports that China is not ready for democracy yet.

p.s.s. I have always enjoyed seeing different things from the same research than the paper's author claims.

題目 : 論文。報告。心得 - 部落格分类 : 學術文藝

tag : 心理歷史學

明年可以期待的事

聽說2021年《通靈王》動畫會出二期,說第一代主角的孩子們進行的代理戰爭。

Super Star系列的漫畫我不打算看,因為武井老師的魅力在這個要求政治正確的年代很難發揮,他本人也只是不斷地處於「強迫自己填坑」的狀態,作為資深讀者很難不會感覺不出來。如果像是我這種要養家的窮人,要是畫不到自己想畫的東西,就根本不會入行。

老實說我隱約知道他本來想幹的是什麼。少年漫的框架對他原本的構思來說太狹窄,根本就不適合;但除非他死掉,不然我不打算「代做」,做也不會是漫畫——有些東西真的不能畫出來,像是《Animal Farm》那種劇情,我完全不想看到任何電影/動漫之類的「實體」版本。文字有文字的好。

你想想我把「性器官」三隻字塞滿整個版面,大部分人看完只會笑一下。但如果畫出來滿滿的一版……我覺得不會出得到街。

正如武井老師本人所明說暗示的,他是個不愁衣食的富二代。全世界有很多讀者都笑,別人像他那樣擁有兩部超跑(下略)的話,大概不會再畫連載漫畫了(超辛苦的)。所以麻倉葉這個實際上的富二代的漫畫男主角的心態,沒多少漫畫家能比他描寫得「真實」。

那種生出來就住氣派的大屋、從小進行針對血統所給予的才能的訓練、理所當然地讀名校以及無法逃避的「對世界有一種義務」(以及本能地去逃避),只有「真正」的富二代才能畫得那麼有實感。

老實說對於我這個現役劏房女(小時候開始有視覺記憶時也是住劏房無誤),我都覺得我不只不討厭這樣的男主角,而且還同步率很高,其實有那麼一點的驚奇……或者以「技術撚」來說,宅的世界是理所當然的,而當一個人宅血發作的時候,他心靈所處於的空間絕對就是「氣派大宅」級數的世界,而就算沒人迫也是理所當然地會去磨練特長,以及能考進名校沒什麼好奇怪。

武井老師對漫畫有的是「愛」。他知道自己就是有本錢去畫主流未必很受落的題材(所以他差不多是腰砍王了)、而他真心想畫沒人畫過的東西——那種看完會生出智慧(而不只是感覺很爽)的作品。結果他的作品經歷二十年,世界各地都有一大堆願意付錢令他再次「得罪主流」的愛好者。

換句話說,從一開始,他就是真正的藝術家,所以我很看好他。

動畫製作是很美妙的過程,不同的人會有不同的見解即時引發腦震盪,武井超喜歡「參與介入」動畫製作,所以我期待的是「再創作」。ASIMOV當年要不是在和責編的腦震盪裡搞出「機械人三大定律」,大概整個科幻史都要改寫了。

武井的畫總是有很突出的孤寂感,總是看到我鼻酸,而我剛剛才知道原來他大概是房子太豪氣而且地點不便,一般助手都不會真人前來而是WFH,他一個人總是在冷冷清清的偌大的工作間裡用電腦作畫……聽完那個訪談我幾近要立刻飛過去安慰他了(我有公路單車我就不信我不能從最近的市鎮踩過去)……畫功來說我做助手一定夠用的說,日文的話相處一兩星期應該就能流暢使用了(天音:別人有老婆仔女你不要總是愛做些會讓人誤會的事…… 我:其實我絕對不會和吸煙人士共處一室<-會敏感發作)。

但大概就是這種疏離的感覺,武井筆下的通靈王的世界有說不出的真實感。靈體一般無法和正常人交流的遺憾、通靈者即使在生也有和普通人有難以談及的題材的感覺等等,相信武井在日常生活中長年體會得到,所以那種視點能夠很好地表現出來——當然能夠用畫面表現出這種細緻的感覺,證明他也是有天分和實力的畫家。

老實說這方面武井的畫功並不亞於CLAMP。

題目 : 藝術與設計相關 - 部落格分类 : 學術文藝

tag : 通靈王

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人類有很多不同的屬性,有一兩種偏離正常(就當是十分之一吧)是很平常的。假設人有5種互相沒有關係的屬性,五個數值都是「正常」的機會只有一半左右。
但是如果五個數值之中,同時有三種是「不正常」的,那麼100人之中,就只有不到一人,堪稱「異界人」了。

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