I started the new decade by being completely immersed in my dōjinshi. The event has released the official circle participation list, and I’m in! This triggered a creative rush the like of which I haven’t experienced for a long time. I was delirious. I dreamt about the event. I experienced a dizziness that I remember from the one time in my life that I worked a 93-hour week (at a magazine). And I got back pains. In any case, the dōjinshi is basically finished now, and I’m extremely proud of it.
I recorded a summary of the books I read in 2019:
On New Year’s Day we were invited for coffee and schnaps to our neighbour, an old lady, and her female friend. It was a bit like Golden Girls.
Today I went with S to see Liebe und Ethnologie, which closes tomorrow. It’s been talked about so much and we really wanted to see it, but it was a disappointment, at least from an anthropological perspective. And we hadn’t realised that it was an exhibition completely about Hubert Fichte, a sort of hommage. The adjoining exhibition Spektral-Weiß showed how white colonialists were depicted by locals in art.
I’ve battled a severe cold the whole week, but I think I finally got rid of it today. Now S is getting it.
- Started the Try N2 book.
- 1988: Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru. E14–16.
- Steven Pressfield: Do the Work. 2011. (So good! Reading the previous one now: The War of Art.)
- Postill, John. 2018. The Rise of Nerd Politics. London: Pluto Press.
- 4: “Digital Rights”, pp. 89–120.
- 5: “Social Protest”, pp. 121–42.