Japanese /lit/ folder
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Hello Japanophi/lit/es, quick survey here.
I'm working on a v9 of the Jap lit folder but it's getting bigger and bigger, file-size wise.
v8 was already like 150-170 MB which was insane.
I'm not the guy who usually updates it, so I'm wondering what to do.
Its large size is caused by pretty large PDF files of scanned books, but there's also multiple versions in weird formats for the same book. For example, for Mishima's Sea of Fertility, there are like 8 versions and I can't see the point of it. I mean, I don't think anybody reads ebooks in lit, prc, fb2 and all those weird formats other than EPUB or MOBI.
So, what I plan to do is only leave EPUB, MOBI and PDF (if scanned or available) versions and remove those 'duplicates'.
What do you think?
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My favorite directors are Godard, Tarkovsky, Bergman, Antonioni, Resnais, Melville, Fellini, Malle and Bresson.
Who are yours?
Hard Sci-Fi thread
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Some time ago I made a hard sci-fi thread, mostly focused on Vernor Vinge. I ended getting some interesting recommendations, one of which was Babel-17.
I quite enjoyed it. I recall seeing references to it back when I was young and interested in linguistics, I had never gotten around to reading it after but I'm glad I did now.
Things I didn't like (or at least thought were quaint):
>believes strong Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
>obsessed with how awesome threesomes are
>obsessed with how awesome body mods are
>irritating azn mary sue
>Jebel's strategy names sound REALLY silly
>Gibraltar is a cool name for a ship, but the etymology given is dumb and wrong
>technology, politics and mechanics of interstellar society not well explained
>"translating home into Yiridian takes 60 pages" is bullshit
>"-Bond? -It's from mythology."
>computers fry when exposed to paradox
>Excessive shoehorning of space culture into age of sail sailor culture
>I have no fucking idea how discorporates work
>whole platoon of soldiers is basically one character
>Rydra's "poetry" is fucking godawful
Things I liked:
>interesting premise (Lojban-like constructed language that makes you think better)
>body modded characters are pretty cool
>discorporates sound interesting