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Tudor Chirila - Scrisoare catre liceeni

,, Noi am pierdut. Dar voi, voi mai aveti o sansa. Noi am fost fericiti ca am descoperit Coca-cola si bananele si am crezut ca daca noi citim, si ei vor citi. Si ca toti vom progresa si tara o sa aiba scapare. Noi ne-am inselat. Unii dintre noi au plecat de aici. Castiga bani acolo si tanjesc dupa orasul asta imputit. Voi insa, voi aveti o sansa. Voi, aveti sansa.

Nu va ganditi la furat. E calea cea mai simpla. Stiu ca ati aflat ca asa te imbogatesti. Daca ai pamant sau daca faci afaceri cu statul. Stiti voi ceva despre tva si cum ai putea sa-l furi, dar nu va e inca foarte clar. Nu asta e drumul. Cu cat se va fura mai mult, cu atat se va construi mai putin, iar copiii copiilor nostri vor mosteni un imperiu de cenusa. Sunteti tineri si totusi habar n-aveti ce inseamna un Bucuresti in care se circula normal. Daca voi habar n-aveti si daca Ei continua sa fure, ganditi-va la copiii nostri. Nu e nici o sansa.

Cititi. Cititi mult. Cititi tot ce va pica in mana. Nu-i mai ascultati doar pe profesori. Cititi orice, fara discernamant. Nimic nu e mai important ca lectura, acum. Apoi, cautati-va intre voi. Vedeti care cititi aceleasi lucruri si inhaitati-va. Numai in haita de oameni destepti o sa reusiti. Unul singur dintre voi va fi mancat. Zece insa, s-ar putea sa reusiti. Ganditi-va de pe acum sa-i inlocuiti. Timpul lor trebuie sa se termine. Trebuie sa-i dominati. Dar nu cu gandul ca veti fura mai mult ca ei. Asta e calea simpla care va va sufoca mostenitorii. Ce-o sa faceti cu milioanele intr-un oras mort? Ce-o sa cumparati, cu banii gramezi? La ce-ti foloseste un Lamborghini cand n-ai o autostrada? De ce sa ai o vila intr-un cartier sufocat de inundatii?

Nu va dusmaniti profesorii. Sunt oameni amarati, din ale caror drame puteti invata. Isi dau priceperea pe un salariu de nimic si va invata carte. Nu va bateti joc de ei. Au muncit, si nu e vina lor ca parintii vostri s-au descurcat mai bine. N-aveti nici un drept sa-i dispretuiti. Nu le sunteti superiori. Banii parintilor vostri nu va reprezinta. Va reprezinta doar ceea ce puteti scoate pe gura. Aveti grija ce scoateti pe gura. Vremea pumnului si a bodiguarzilor a trecut. O sa calatoriti, iar copiii francezi invata carte, englezii la fel. Va confruntati cu o lume care acum e mai deschisa decat oricand. Hotii de la putere nu sunt in stare sa va spuna cine este Delacroix sau Chagall. Nici Duchamp. Nu va pot spune care e influenta lui Schopenhauer in Sarmanul Dionis si nici de ce este Eminescu un romantic intarziat. Foarte putini o sa va spuna cine a pictat Cina cea de taina si de ce Visconti a ales romanul lui Thomas Mann ca sa faca un mare film. Ei vor sti doar sa va invete sa furati. Iar calea asta, mai devreme sau mai tarziu, se va infunda si ne va asfixia copiii.

Nu va mai luati dupa ziare. Nu dau doi bani pe generatia voastra, nu va dati seama? Pentru ei, cu cat sunteti mai prosti, cu atat le va fi mai usor sa va vanda orice cacat. Iar cacatul pe care il veti cumpara va fi obtinut de la prosti, platiti pe masura. Adica prost. Eleva porno este un exemplu. Nu cititi ziarele. Cititi cateva, cele care va informeaza. Nu marsati la orice promotie. Fiti mai selectivi.

Nu fumati iarba si nu va dati in cap cu alcool, cu orice pret. O sa le dati apa la moara incultilor si hotilor de la putere. Le va fi mai simplu sa va catalogheze drept o generatie de distrusi, iar banii destinati salvarii voastre, ii vor fura. E timp si pentru iarba, e timp si pentru tequilla. Acum insa trebuie sa invatati, pentru ca in curand nu va mai fi timp pentru asta, caci veti intra in viata adanc de tot, si e mai rau ca in jungla. Animalele au reguli nescrise. Oamenii au legi scrise.

Nu alergati dupa bani cu orice pret. Banii trebuie sa va fie doar mijloc, nu scop. Scopul vostru trebuie sa fie cunoasterea. Cu cat veti sti mai multe, cu atat veti fi mai inalti. Orice carte citita, orice lectie invatata, se vor aseza sub voi si va vor ridica deasupra celorlalti. Veti domina cu mintea. Nu e nimic mai frumos decat asta. Europa cumpara inteligenta. Romania nu cumpara nimic pentru ca hotii nu construiesc, hotii fura. Nu uitati ca va fura pe voi si asta trebuie sa va opreasca. O sa auziti toata viata de Napoleon si de Nicolae Titulescu, dar sigur copiii vostri nu vor sti cine a fost Emil Boc. Istoria o scriu cei care construiesc.

Sunteti tineri. Nu va ganditi ca sunteti slabi. Puterea voastra sta in curatenie. Sunteti curati, n-au apucat sa va manjeasca, dar daca dintre voi nu se vor ridica luptatorii, o sa va improaste cu noroiul strazilor pe care nu le-au reparat. Fiecare picatura de noroi sunt banii care n-au ajuns pe strada aia. Trebuie sa schimbati asta. Care e calea? Sa cititi. Literatura universala o sa va invete sa deosebiti Binele de Rau. Balzac, Stendhal, Dumas, Dostoievski, Dickens, Tolstoi, Goethe, toti deosebesc Binele de Rau. Din prezentul amaratei asteia de tari nu puteti invata Binele. Binele puteti fi voi. Si cu cat veti fi mai multi buni, cu atat veti sufoca raul. Nu e imposibil. Dati scrisoarea asta mai departe. Deveniti buni, mai buni, cei mai buni si raspanditi-va precum lacustele.

Nu-i invidiati pe oamenii cu bani. Nu va faceti modele din baietii de bani gata, din baietii de oras. Dupa treizeci si noua de ani le va ramane doar o lista lunga de femei. Or trofeele astea sunt trecatoare. Cand imbatranesti si trofeul tau va fi o baba. Dupa asta vine singuratatea. Voi aveti sansa sa lasati ceva in urma voastra. Banii nu sunt Calea. Priviti unde ne-a adus setea de bani.

Nu va resemnati, asta nu duce nicaieri. Capul plecat, sabia il taie. Protestati, luptati, protestati. Cu scop, insa. Nu degeaba, ca altfel se transforma in latrat. Invatati legile. Invatati-va drepturile. Atunci veti sti cand are cineva voie sa va legitimeze. Veti sti cum sa luptati, daca veti sti legile. Apoi o sa vedeti ca legile sunt proaste. Si veti intelege ca trebuie sa le schimbati. Pare greu si cere timp. Dar, Doamne, voi aveti timp si pentru voi nimic nu e greu. Voi nu intelegeti ca SUNTETI SCHIMBAREA? Daca voi lasati tara asta pe mana hotilor, atunci, de-abia copii vostri vor mai avea o sansa! Caci sansa vine o data la o generatie. Noi am pierdut. Cativa dintre noi, si nu suntem putini, va putem ajuta. Noi suntem Fomila si Setila, dar voi sunteti Harap-Alb. Alegeti dintre voi pe adevaratii lideri. Sa-i alegeti si sa nu-i invidiati. Lor le va fi cel mai greu. Vor avea gloria, dar si cosmarul. Vor fi salvatorii vostri, dar se vor pierde pe ei insisi. Liderii trebuie sa fie dintre voi. Si trebuie sa-i cautati de pe acum. Uitati-va unii la altii in fiecare zi si cautati-va capitanii. Altfel veti pieri o data cu noi. Si atunci portile libertatii ne vor fi inchise si EI vor castiga. Cine sunt ei? Stiti foarte bine. Ii vedeti in ziare, in fiecare zi.

Salvati-va! Salvati-ne! Este o singura cale! Lupta cunoasterii!! Si cand veti fi castigat lupta cunoasterii, de-abia atunci veti cunoaste sa luptati cu adevarat!!!

Nu va amagiti cu prezentul… Salvati-va in viitor. Noi am pierdut. Voi? Ce faceti?”

Corrin’s Marriages

Since I try not to judge a book by its cover, I spent the past two weeks exploring all of Corrin’s potential first-generation husbands (minus the exclusives I can’t obtain in Revelation). 

Thoughts are based on S-ranks, My Room dialogue (I tried to reach at least 4-5 hearts with each husband) and dialogue with Kana (most are rather generic, but a few have key phrases changed that give some significant insight into their characters). 

Favourites ended up being: Saizo, Takumi, Leo, Shura, Laslow and Hinata, with surprise option Azama (I still do NOT like Azama, but if you DO, you won’t regret marrying him if you haven’t already). 

Jakob:  Would definitely be devoted to Corrin. S-rank is rather sweet.
Terrible father, but dialogue with Kana is amusing.
My Room lines: Well-delivered. Saccharine sweet. Jakob’s model is one of the better ones.
Go for Jakob if:
- Master/servant roles are your thing.
- You’re immune to faux-British accents.
- You fantasize about stepping in to rescue Dwyer from his ass of a father.

Kaze:  Corrin does rather tease Kaze, but she cries out of joy in their S-rank, so good case to be made for mutual feelings.
Kaze would be a good father. Dialogue with Kana, though, is generic.
My Room lines: I think Kaze’s supposed to sound all hesitant and shy, but instead he sounds utterly bored. Room model is well-drawn.
Go for Kaze if: 
- You want an actual, genuine nice guy.
- Wouldn’t mind him falling asleep mid-conversation.

Subaki:  Despite claiming not to be arrogant, Subaki is actually arrogant in S-rank.
Would be far too competitive with Kana.
Great My Room model, however his arrogance extends to his My Room lines.
Not nearly as sweet as imagined.
Go for Subaki if: You like to feel perpetually inadequate.

Silas:  S-rank not convincing; Silas destined to remain (disputable) best friend. Probably prefers Lord Corrin.
My Room: Model okay. Lines forgettable.
So nice he apparently doesn’t even mind being slapped awake.
SO NICE, did I mention he’s NICE.
Go for Silas if: You want most generic, blandest romance ever.
You have a teenaged boy’s viewpoint of what it means to be a nice guy.

Saizo:  S-rank short, but amusing.
Never removes his mask. Kisses must be cold.
My Room: Well-delivered lines, possibly 2nd best VA.
Corrin learns he likes to be tickled; also is apparently rather demanding of his time.
Gruff-personality-hiding-actual-shyness trope nicely played.
Kana dialogue is amusing. Wouldn’t be best father.
Go for Saizo if: You want to learn all a ninja’s most embarrassing secrets.

Azama:  S-rank actually alright up until the part where he ‘trick-proposes’ to Corrin.
Less of a jerk to Corrin than to most.
All but his kiss lines are surprisingly sweet, would probably be actual good husband.
Dialogue with Kana also surprisingly sweet. We learn Azama does more for Corrin than her other husbands.
Never opens his eyes.
Definitely elevated him as a character in my eyes (although I’m still not a fan overall).
Go for Azama if: You already don’t mind him as a character, because quite a bit of effort went into his marriage to Corrin by the writers.

Hayato:  The worst.
The S-rank is pretty good, even great, then it’s all downhill from there.
Awful My Room model. Awful My Room lines. Feel as if writers intended to punish anyone daring to marry Hayato.
No, seriously, I was prepared to give him a shot, but he is the literal worst.
Couldn’t even finish this one.
Dialogue with Kana is generic.
Go for Hayato if: You really dislike Corrin. Or yourself.

Hinata:  Amusing S-rank. Like that both get so embarrassed that Corrin actually runs away.
Literal puppy. Very excitable.
Good My Room model and lines delivered very appropriately.
Played for an entire game and did not regret.
Makes you mother of best Pickle son.
Like that he cops to not being romantic at all. Suits being Kana’s father.
Go for Hinata if: You want straight-forward fun.

Takumi:  Stealing him from Oboro and I don’t care.
S-rank is eh at first (and he actually shares lines with both Ryoma and Hinoka) but it ends on a rather sweet note.
My Room model is not great; bothered by his neck. But VA is so great; lines perfectly delivered. Least awkward to listen to.
Has only sensible reaction to you blowing on his face.
My Castle lines are full of positive affirmations. Actual sweetheart.
My Room lines are tinged with mild insecurity.
Kana and Kiragi suit being siblings best, in my opinion; both visually and character-wise.

Kaden:  Decent S-rank, though Kaden is rather… effusive.
Lots of very affectionate, love-dovey lines.
Great My Room model.
Mildly concerning written lines lead one to wonder just how nice Corrin is in return.
Generic dialogue with Kana; doesn’t quite suit Kaden to be his father.
Kana apparently grows and sheds a fox tail at will.
Go for Kaden if: You want ~~cuuuuutee~~

Ryoma:  Surprisingly good S-rank. Like that Corrin takes some initiative.
Never takes off that chin armour.
My Room lines are decent (with below exception), and well-delivered.
Does have the line, 'kiss me, you fool’ (while in chin armor, no less), so minus 100 points right there.
Better husband than I expected. Dialogue with Kana is generic.
Go for Ryoma if: You want one of the more stable characters. To be queen of Hoshido.

Shura:  Good S-rank. Corrin seems to like Shura as much as he likes her.
Good-looking My Room model. Well-delivered lines.
Another actual sweetheart.
Comes across as a decent father in his Kana dialogue.
Has saddest face if you slap him awake.
Definitely one of Corrin’s strongest and best potential husbands.
Go for Shura if: You want an all-round decent guy.

Arthur:  A very Arthuresque S-rank. Poor Arthur. Corrin a little mean.
So gimmicky.
Lines are exceedingly well-delivered… for his character, of course.
Can not take seriously.
Sweet My Room lines… but, it’s Arthur.
Very amusing dialogue with Kana.
Go for Arthur if: You want the good joke option.

Odin:  Poor Odin; Corrin is definitely mean in their S-rank.
My Room: Decent lines, not too over-the-top. Sweet level-up (big heart) rank line.
Best, most unique Kana dialogue (perhaps with exception of Izana).
Decent delivery of lines.
Corrin would probably not be the best wife.
Go for Odin if: You really like Odin, and long for more of his unique way of speaking.

Niles:  S-rank is okay; surprisingly bland.
Nowhere near as much bite as you’d expect.
My Room lines surprisingly generic. Somewhat sweet, but mainly forgettable.
Sounds as if a LOT of his characterization was lost in translation, which marriage to him bears out.

Laslow: Saccharine S-rank. Not normally my thing but for some reason I have a soft spot for Inigo/Laslow.
Adorable My Room model.
Voice like molten honey.
Not a great match with Lady Corrin, though? I feel as if he (and Odin) are better matches for the other ladies.
Generic dialogue with Kana until the last line, and aaaah.
Such a smoothie. Classic romantic.
Go for Laslow if: You want your insecurity with a dash of tragedy.

Benny:  Corrin is as mean to him in their S-rank as she is to Odin. Lay off these precious muffins, Corrin.
Surprisingly bland post-marriage lines. Feels as if the writers didn’t expect anyone to really choose Benny.
Dialogue with Kana is similarly generic.
My Room model could look a lot worse.
Bit of a joke option; not as …unique as Arthur, but can’t quite take Benny seriously as a husband.
Go for Benny if: You really like Benny as he is pre-marriage, because the marriage isn’t changing much.

Leo:  Perhaps the best-written S-rank in the entire game.
It’s so great. You can really hear his inner turmoil. The agony. It’s beautiful.
My Room model is great.
Post-marriage lines are… somewhat awkward. Also, awkward VA.
To be fair, it is REALLY hard to deliver the word 'lovely’ unironically (and I should know, I’m a Brit) in a sentence.
Is a let-down as a father to Forrest, although he does redeem himself.
Generic Kana dialogue.
Go for Leo for: That S-rank.

Keaton:  S-rank is amusing.
Would treat Corrin as an actual treasure. Actually bites, unlike Niles.
My Room model and VA are both decent.
As with Kaden, does not really suit being Kana’s father, especially re. tail.
Kana dialogue is rather generic.
Go for Keaton if: You really like tails…but Kaden is too lovey-dovey for you.

Xander:  Touching concern for being a good husband to Corrin.
Very sweet lines. Definitely less self-assured than Ryoma.
Even sleeps with a frown.
Comes across as needier than expected.
VA is only slightly awkward. My Room model is decent.
For all his concern, believes sparring with Corrin makes her happy? Pfft.
Go for Xander if: You want your knight in shining armour.

Just a couple of delinquents.


Ya know, this started off as just making that Tracer-like octoling spray (on the left) for a friend in Photoshop, then the Graffiti Tracer model gets ported to the Steam Workshop. Long story short, I ended up making the above render. 😛

Majora, the one who ported Graffiti Tracer, also ported Kamen Rider Sentai Genji and I might fiddle with that for a bit. They also have plans on porting Cruiser D.va (and possibly Cyberninja Hanzo).

I wonder if they have plans on porting Beekeeper Mei as well. It would probably go great with the B.va model they’ve ported back in March. 😆🐝