This was a quick outfit photo for work a while back, taken with my newÂ phone – I’m still testing the limits of itsÂ camera, but it definitely doesn’t compare to my dSLR in the colours it produces. However, the phone is about ten times lighter, so it suffices when I’m too tired to lug the big one all over the place after work.
I discovered a new anime, Fune wo Amu (èˆŸã‚’ç·¨ã‚€), which started airingÂ this fall. It’s an anime about making a dictionary. A freakingÂ dictionary. I love the premise, and while I don’t consider myself a wordsmith of any sort, the fact that itÂ delves into definitionsÂ and semanticsÂ sets it apart from all the comedies and action stories populating the landscape. I was hooked 8 minutes in whenÂ the mainÂ character broke down the Japanese phrase, ‘to read the air’ (ç©ºæ°—ã‚’èªã‚€), which means ‘to read the situation’, and from there derived the different meanings of air. It helped too that the visuals were pretty, there’s a super cute fat cat, and the slow, gentle pace is simply relaxing. I’d put this anime in the same category as all-time favouritesÂ Mushishi (èŸ²å¸«) and Haibane Renmei (ç°ç¾½é€£ç›Ÿ), even though all three of them have nothing in common whatsoever in terms of plot and visual styles.
Here are some pretty screenshots:
I’m looking forward to the next episode!
Outfit photo assisted by Ottie.