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Hot and cold with the same breath

It turns out that it’s a highly-adapted survival mechanism 熱願冷諦netsu.gan.rei.tei Literally: heat – request – chill – truth / give up Alternately: Wishing ardently for something, then rigorously investigating it or dispassionately facing its reality, especially the reality that what … Continue reading

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Out of the wrong, something sweet

嘘から出た実(Uso kara deta makoto;“Truth that came from a lie”) Definition: Something that was said as a lie or joke turns out to be true after all. Note that this applies to coincidences and accidental truths, not “fake it ‘til you … Continue reading

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When True Seeing exfoliates

化けの皮が剥がれる (Bake no kawa ga hagareru; “The changeling skin is stripped away”) Definition: Someone’s wrongdoings, flaws, or malicious true nature come to light. A previously-hidden, negative truth is revealed. Someone (or everyone) realizes how bad a situation actually is after … Continue reading

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Not “an idle and most false imposition,” for once

一体何者なんだ!? 名実一体 mei.jitsu.it-.tai Literally: name / reputation – reality – one – body Alternately: A thing is as it is said to be. The truth of a matter matches its reputation. Title and substance are as one. For example, when … Continue reading

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