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Nov. 7th, 2003 | 12:00 pm
mood: surprisedsurprised

Last night while chatting with the cute activist woman we briefly talked about being on friendster. This morning I discovered she added me as a friend so I went off to read her profile.

One of her favorite books was "Thus Spoke Zarathustra". Interesting, I wonder what the relationship between a compassionate activist and the Nietzsche overman is. I'll have to ask her.

I keep finding hints of more depth to her than one might guess from her surface presentation.

P.S. I love google's suggested spelling capability.

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from: ohnerustung
date: Nov. 7th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Übermensch in this context more correctly translates to "enlightened human" which certainly has a different connotation than superman or overman. And not something you would expect to be at odds with a compassionate activist.

Reading any of the shitty English translations of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is a bit like masturbating with a cheese grater. It just makes a huge painful mess of something that should have been wonderful. You'd have better luck running the original text through babelfish, at least then the mistranslations would be obvious.

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 7th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
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That makes more sense... Thanks for the better translation.

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from: usqueba
date: Nov. 7th, 2003 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Reading any of the shitty English translations of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is a bit like masturbating with a cheese grater

That's another reason it's better (for me) not to watch a movie w/ French subtitles. I listen to the English, read the French and say, "That translation was kinda dicy. It more accurately said, 'X, Y and Z'." ::Ahem:: That annoys certain other movie goers :(

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 9th, 2003 01:21 am (UTC)
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Hi!

Thanks for both compliments. (It's really hard to cut myself slack for my appearance. It's too easy to remember things that I didn't like. Although I've managed to fix them, I still see too much of the history and too little of the present.)

And, wow, last week was the first time I'd visited the Peet's Coffee at California and Lake. I'm going to guess from your interests that you're a queer woman, and you're in Pasadena, and I could've just accidentally met you.

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from: alienghic
date: Nov. 11th, 2003 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Wow... more queer women in pasadena. Very neat.

Meeting for coffee would be fun. What are good times for you?

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