On quotes and on writing

Masasumi_HashihimeSometimes a sentence or a small corpus of text has the power to touch one’s very being; the power to reverberate through one’s psyche. When a sentence or a text realizes this potential it proves the three following interdependent things.

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The introduction of the term ‘moteki’.


The term moteki/モテキ (see note 1)  is a Japanese slang term for a period of time, usually a one-and-only period of time, where one becomes popular with the opposite sex. Although it’s written in katakana (see note 2) the signifier is a composition, contraction, of two Japanese words. To be able to fully understand this signifier we’ll look at the words of which it is composed.

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