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"[blog] The formidable adventures of Iggy" , posted Fri 14 Jan 21:35post reply

Yesterday, I was talking with my teacher of classical literature, who we all respect and love.
This guy speaks perfect Japanese, both modern and classic, but he also speaks English, Spanish, German, and I'm sure I forget a few other languages. And of course, his French is perfect, brilliant, Proustian.

So, I was with a few other students with him, and we were talking on the subject of foreign languages (like reading English or German japanologist books on our subject or research). Then, one of the guys with us, a guy I didn't like very much in the first place, says something like "I don't even speak English, and that doesn't bother me". I am myself ashamed of my bad comprehension of only 3 languages, so I didn't like it at all.

Plus, you know how pretentious I am and how my ego is the biggest of all my organs, so I suddenly began to say: “Oh, on that subject, I recently wrote an article in English for an internet site, it’s nothing big really but I had a very positive feedback, so yeah, English is not really a problem for me, Ahahahahahaha, Ahahahaha, Ahahahaha”. Of course, I somehow forgot to mention how Brandon read it carefully and corrected the myriads of typo and various errors, but shhhh !

The guy, crushed by my natural elegance and fashion sense, shut up and didn’t say anything for the rest of the day. Ah, ah, mission completed. Sucker.

Unfortunately, our teacher suddenly goes “Really! That’s very interesting! I would like to read it to give you my opinion, if you’re interested of course. Could you print it for me so I can read it during the winter holidays?”

Me : "Ah, euh, ah, euh...ah."

So right now, I’m here, printing my Ietate thing.

orz

When I imagined of my first japanology paper that would be read in scientific circles, I imagined it more 11th century-related and less... less...

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"Re(1):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Fri 14 Jan 22:31post reply

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Unfortunately, our teacher suddenly goes “Really! That’s very interesting! I would like to read it to give you my opinion, if you’re interested of course. Could you print it for me so I can read it during the winter holidays?”

Me : "Ah, euh, ah, euh...ah."



You know, just the other day I was going to complain that Iggy's posts were focusing too much on board-related game news and not living up to their true blogging potential (I'm completely serious). I for one can't wait to hear what happens next... I'm afraid the professor, after reading the article, may develop a hopeless crush on Iggy. Which would only lead to MORE formidable adventures.

As for myself, I recently spent about half an hour employing a pocket knife to dig out a piece of ceramic that had lodged in my thumb like a splinter after cleaning up a broken cup which, prior to being broken by someone other than myself, had been my favorite. Fortunately it wasn't my choice for consuming alcohol. Speaking of which it's time for a poll.
Which whiskey do you prefer?
Canadian
Irish
Scotch
bourbon
I don't drink whiskey but need to start






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"Re(1):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Fri 14 Jan 22:35post reply

As Nelson would say... HA-HAAA!

No, really, this is hilarious. I'd love to see the face of your teacher when he reads your "essay". And I'm not mocking it, because I think it is well written and your reasonings are quite clear, but I'm guessing that's not the first thing your teacher is going to think. Anyway, if he, hmmm... can get around the subject of the article and focus in your (exodus powered!) English, he'll like it. Maybe.





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"Re(2):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Fri 14 Jan 23:57post reply

What adventures will our lovable Iggy get into next? I can't wait to find out!

I am, however, concerned that Mosquiton's post makes it sound as if he drinks whiskey out of a ceramic cup. That seems so gauche.





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"Re(3):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 00:16post reply

At least there was an article... Any dumbass could have boasted about an article that they didn't even wrote, but you, my dear Iggy, are an honnest person to begin with.

Then, if you really felt that your material was good enough to be boasted about, you mustn't fear the criticism of your teacher.
Actually, this is the best thing that could happen to you, you'll get the best point of view and advice for your work, I would be honored in your place. Even if the final criticism is not what you expected or somehow turns out kinda bad, tell yourself that any advice from a brilliant person is what paves the way to YOUR excellence.

That said, I need to smack some people hard here... Canadian Whiskey??? People, come on, save a little cash and try some of the real thing. Scotch is my favourite, and I don't want to piss on everything else, but Bourbon never had my vote. and Canadian whiskey, while some of them are decent, is not as fine and flavoured as a good glass of Talisker or Oban. (And I'm a French guy living in Canada, so I don't think I'm biased that much!)
Jack Daniel's should only be used to clean your toilet. (Actually, it has some very good uses in the kitchen, I tasted some sauces made with it and they were great).





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"Re(3):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 00:49:post reply

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What adventures will our lovable Iggy get into next? I can't wait to find out!

I am, however, concerned that Mosquiton's post makes it sound as if he drinks whiskey out of a ceramic cup. That seems so gauche.



HAH! Oh, what a mistake I've made. It's not that I drink whiskey from ceramic cups (I use an exquisite Milano hand decorated whiskey glasses for that, naturally)... I just happened to be admiring a bottle of Crown Royal at the time of the post. Being a man of taste, I cannot condone such a crude choice of alchoholic containers.

Edit: Quick note on the poll, notice I'm asking which whiskey you prefer... don't get all snobby on me damnit, Mokona!

Personally I'm all about smoothness. Next poll... gin! I'm fond on Tanqueray Ten myself.





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"Re(4):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 01:20post reply

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Edit: Quick note on the poll, notice I'm asking which whiskey you prefer... don't get all snobby on me damnit, Mokona!

Personally I'm all about smoothness. Next poll... gin! I'm fond on Tanqueray Ten myself.


Ok, ok, I admit I went a bit far. LOL

I personnaly haven't tried ALL brands, but then, I tried many and Talisker's scotch is my favourite by far. I like the "muddy" taste (can't find another word for it) it has. In other words, I prefer whisky over whiskey
I also admit that it's not the most cost-efficient alcoholic beverage, but it's worth it all the way!





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"The Misadventures of Iggy II" , posted Sat 15 Jan 04:08post reply

I couldn't vote anything else than Bourbon, could I ?

Either way. He read it.
Hum. It was awckward. He began to say my english was very good (exowho ? I don't know that person) and my style was entertaining.
Then I don't totally remember. We were talking about Kenshunmonin Ukyônodaibu being a whore, then about that text from the early Heian era where two women fight because they are both in love with the same dog and have sexual relashionship with it, and how the zoophilia theme was totally japanese, because you didn't find any example of in chinese; then it was about that text about sex (with a lot of illustrations) two centuries later, and I talked about the orgy in the notes of Fujiwara no Sukefusa. Then it became even more weird and untranslatable.
We were joking about how the kanbun was actually the real language of surgical pornography, and we began to imagine how those texts would be translated in Sieffert語; it was something like "Malgré qu'elle en ait, elle ne put s'empêcher de regretter que l'officier en troisième ministre des écuries de gauche ne fût point plus violent, mais elle ne fut pas exempte d'émotion de le voir si grandit".

Then, everything fades to black, and when we were arrived at my station, we were talking about disgusting animals, and my amblypygi was losing to his weird mexican fish that can become a batracian or whatever.

Also, he reminded me I said I would lend him another book of Aiden Shaw.

This was the weirdest day I had since that time where I had the impression my head was about to split in two.





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愛しいXXX先生は君を愛弟子として愛するがゆえの厳しさよ」だって。

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"Re(4):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 04:29post reply

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Personally I'm all about smoothness. Next poll... gin! I'm fond on Tanqueray Ten myself.



British Gin is always my choice.

On the issue itself Iggy, remember that your teacher doesn't quite graps the world behind the videogames, so whenver the subjects comes out you might have to remind him that video games has sort of change into another form of art where people put their effort in order to show a 'vision'.

Ha ha ha ha ha... I remember I 'beated up' many ignorant teachers easily with my remarks.







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"Re(5):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 04:57post reply

次回、イギーの奇妙な愛冒険!
第三話 - 失望させないよ、先生!

お楽しみに!





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"Re(1):The Misadventures of Iggy II" , posted Sat 15 Jan 07:25post reply

Can I just say how much I appreciate that you posted this? Amazing.

I only wish my life were this interesting. Maybe when I'm back at college and not spending four days without leaving the house once.





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"Re(1):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 07:31post reply

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the myriads of typo and various errors



That would be "myriad of typos."



Tell us about your upcoming reality TV show!





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"Re(2):The Misadventures of Iggy II" , posted Sat 15 Jan 08:14:post reply

So, let's see my list of things to do in 2005...

Being considered as a horrible asshole by everyone in the university ? check.

Being considered as a pervert by all the teachers ? check.

Being considered as a good student and a clever guy by everyone ?
...Hum.
Well, the two most important things are done, I'll keep this for later.

Click : I'm trying to think my posts wouldn't be the same without the horrible errors of the most basic english. But in reality, I'm crying in the inside.





「とにかく、それは愛のムチよ。
愛しいXXX先生は君を愛弟子として愛するがゆえの厳しさよ」だって。

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"Re(3):The Misadventures of Iggy II" , posted Sat 15 Jan 17:26post reply

Your English is much better than my French, I'll tell you.

I was surprised when your article 'came out' on Insert Credit though... makes me want to write for them too =)





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"Re(1):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 17:40post reply

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WTF



I begin to think that I would very much like to see what all this looks like in real life. As in pictures or video.

But then I realize what these characters would probably look like in real life, and resign myself to the notion that yes, imagination is a much better choice.





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"Re(2):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sat 15 Jan 22:39post reply

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WTF


I begin to think that I would very much like to see what all this looks like in real life. As in pictures or video.



Yeah, maybe it's time for someone to create a "this is how disgusting my real self is in real life" thread. Something similar to what IkariDC attempted to do with his Sensenic&IkariDC.jpg some weeks ago...





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"Re(5):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Sun 16 Jan 01:55post reply

quote:
Personally I'm all about smoothness. Next poll... gin! I'm fond on Tanqueray Ten myself.


British Gin is always my choice.

On the issue itself Iggy, remember that your teacher doesn't quite graps the world behind the videogames, so whenver the subjects comes out you might have to remind him that video games has sort of change into another form of art where people put their effort in order to show a 'vision'.

Ha ha ha ha ha... I remember I 'beated up' many ignorant teachers easily with my remarks.




johnny walker blue label > everything else(including crown royal)

lol @ iggy





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"Re(3):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Mon 17 Jan 02:58post reply

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Yeah, maybe it's time for someone to create a "this is how disgusting my real self is in real life" thread. Something similar to what IkariDC attempted to do with his Sensenic&IkariDC.jpg some weeks ago...



What? I was just sharing the pictures, I could have skipped it, but Sensenic might want to have that picture too. Then again, should I have mailed the picture to him insteand of posting it there?

I don't know what you mean with what you're saying, but if you wanna draw some attention and quick laughs, I can post some pictures of you, which are by far more disgusting and laughable than the pic you are mentioning.

Iggy: Thanks for posting the story. Didn't told you about it but congratulations for the article. What you handed to your teacher was only the text or the whole thing with the pictures? Explaining what's Mok-Kos would have been quite funny!





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"Re(6):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Mon 17 Jan 05:06:post reply

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次回、イギーの奇妙な愛冒険!
第三話 - 失望させないよ、先生!

お楽しみに!



Hahahaha! This reminds me, Iggy, of that real-life historical Japanese tale of a couple that had sex for a week straight (attendents brought water etc. in), before the girl decided that she'd better take the guy's life (and other things...) once it ended. Expounding on this with your professor may make your article seem perfectly normal! ごらんのスポンサーの提供でお送りします。

edit: It was Sada Abe, in 1936. Your sensei will be intrigued!





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"Re(4):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Mon 17 Jan 08:21post reply

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Yeah, maybe it's time for someone to create a "this is how disgusting my real self is in real life" thread. Something similar to what IkariDC attempted to do with his Sensenic&IkariDC.jpg some weeks ago...


What? I was just sharing the pictures, I could have skipped it, but Sensenic might want to have that picture too. Then again, should I have mailed the picture to him insteand of posting it there?

I don't know what you mean with what you're saying, but if you wanna draw some attention and quick laughs, I can post some pictures of you, which are by far more disgusting and laughable than the pic you are mentioning.




Well, that's what I was talking about : I think there are few interesting news threads lately, so I thought it'd be a good idea to create a thread for anyone interested to post some personal pics, in order to show us how they or some other café members they know really look like. As I don't have any scanned pic of myself, you'd feel free to post some of mine if you want, I just don't mind (you know I don't get easily embarrased of myself...)

I think the posting of your first pic was a great chance to start a (stolen) thread, but as the Café was livelier this week, I decided not to ask about this idea (In addition, I don't know whether something like that's been done in this forum before or not...). That's the reason why I spoke of your pic as an "attempt", and by the ""this is how disgusting my real self is in real life" sentence, I was trying to be ironical (you know how much I like irony), not offensive. Anyway, you perfectly know I prefer to make laughs of you in person !!



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"Re(5):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Tue 18 Jan 05:54post reply

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Well, that's what I was talking about : I think there are few interesting news threads lately, so I thought it'd be a good idea to create a thread for anyone interested to post some personal pics, in order to show us how they or some other café members they know really look like. As I don't have any scanned pic of myself, you'd feel free to post some of mine if you want, I just don't mind (you know I don't get easily embarrased of myself...)

I think the posting of your first pic was a great chance to start a (stolen) thread, but as the Café was livelier this week, I decided not to ask about this idea (In addition, I don't know whether something like that's been done in this forum before or not...). That's the reason why I spoke of your pic as an "attempt", and by the ""this is how disgusting my real self is in real life" sentence, I was trying to be ironical (you know how much I like irony), not offensive. Anyway, you perfectly know I prefer to make laughs of you in person !!





Yes I knew you weren't serius about it, I just didn't get you had a "post pictures of yourself" idea. About your pictures, I mentioned it for watching your reaction. You know I wouldn't do something that low whitout your permission.

Anyways, I think that there was once a thread like that. It was in my lurking days, so I felt like I was not worthy of watching the pictures, and I do not know if they were the pictures of the members of the board, or some fake pictures to have some laughs. Maybe both.





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"Re(6):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Wed 19 Jan 04:43post reply

When will my life become as interesting as Iggy's? I've been praying day in day out and still have to make do with my dull, uneventful -- though charmingly gay -- life. How can I get Iggy's flamboyance?





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"Re(7):[blog] The formidable adventures of Igg" , posted Wed 19 Jan 06:59post reply

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When will my life become as interesting as Iggy's? I've been praying day in day out and still have to make do with my dull, uneventful -- though charmingly gay -- life. How can I get Iggy's flamboyance?



Try with a cucumber





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"Re(1):The Misadventures of Iggy II" , posted Thu 20 Jan 03:58post reply

hahaha

this is good stuff.

I wonder what happened after he got off at your station. one can only imagine the atrocities committed!

It's good that he liked it though, I guess my corrections didn't suck, hehe. But really it was quite good to begin with, it only took me a couple of hours. This is quite short, considering the length of the article.

I did take some carful consideration to preserve the tone, so I think that most of it is still IGGYish. So at the very least, the 'entertaining style' must certainly be your doing.