Sooo… yeah, an uninteresting title isn’t the best way to start an article but, since this is going to be the presentation of the site and myself I don’t want to give to the reader any false expectations, I preferred to keep it this way: it’s a bit less “artificial”, it doesn’t put me on a higher level to the reader (or at least that’s what I think).
I’m an average italian guy with some blue bangs here and there struggling to write in a decent and understandable English, I’m currently twenty and I’m studying Japanese Studies at the University of Venice. I have some many interest that I eventually lost count of them, the main are reading literature from all over the world, writing “things” (essays, poetry, short stories or pretty much anything that crosses my mind… I don’t know how to describe all of them with one word), trying to understand as many aspects of the Japanese culture as possible and to link them to my personal experience and way of feeling things, listening to Japanese music (especially Visual Kei) and trying to figure out what the hell they are talking about ( and that’s no easy task).
The site is going to be a messy page where I’m going to write pretty much everything I want (at the beginning is going to be mainly Japanese songs’ translations), hopefully I’ll be able to create a clean and easy-to-understand way to find things scattered around my blog (see how I used specific terms referring to some function of the blog there? That’s how much I’m an expert of this things). If you have a basic “Japanese-a language you can understand” translator you will find out that “Zuihitsu” means “Miscellaneous writings”, but since I’m a classy little bitch I also know that it has also the more literal meaning of “to let the painting brush flow” (which is a cooler way to say “to write anything without the need of approval by anyone else”). That’s the term that Japanese hipster literate men of 1300 used to describe their writings after they had sad “So, since the world is shit and it will eventually get more shittier, I guess I’ll just go to live in an abandoned place, within the nature, waiting for my hour to come and letting my painting brush flow” and set toward a far off mountain knowing that they will be remembered as かっこいい and hipster af.
Sorry for the rough presentation but that’s pretty much everything I wanted to say, I guess I could just say as excuse the fact that, since the main focus of the blog is the “flow of writings”, the initial presentation is just the starting point so it’s not that important… but I won’t do such a thing.