The rise and fall of empires

Earlier today, a bot from Hong Kong thoroughly scanned my blog. It was busy, just like the Singaporean bot a few months earlier.
I am aware of the predominance of Asia on the Eurasian continent, that the nations of the European peninsula are gradually losing their leading role in the globalised world and that the migration of people from Africa will completely reshape the composition of its population in fifty years. My guess is that they wouldn't even recognise Hungary if they lived long enough. I don't want to grow old here though. I really don't. I wouldn't have wanted to be born in China either, where there are lots of people, life is cheap and it would feel like shit if I was blacklisted and faced with the impossibility of existence. This technique was also used in Hungary by a former dictatorship.
Unfortunately, the dictatorship has also been recreated because the Hungarian does not know freedom and demands repression. That is security for him. The orange scavenger likes the oppressive regimes of the East because he is a little man who supports his miserable mental make-up with great role models. And yet he spoke so eloquently about Western values early in his political career.
I feel sorry for Hong Kong, I feel sorry for the many people of China and all the horrors that selfish people of all ages and in all countries unleash on others.
Unfortunately, the imperial mindset is ignorant of human rights and oppressive empires are hellish places, no matter what the propaganda marketing may suggest. No sane person falls for the charade.
Oh poor foolish humanity, even empires will not survive the 21st century. It will be a very great human sacrifice.








Ötleteltem

Az év 9. hetére már itt is lesz a meteorológiai tavasz kezdete, március elseje. Igazából a harmadik hónappal indul el az újév, mert az időjárás, a hosszabbodó nappalok hatására berobban a vegetációs szezon. Ötletelek, hogy mivel lehetne feldobni a szezonkezdetet, hogy igazán eredményes év lehessen a 2024-es annak ellenére, hogy a klímaváltozás egyre inkább érezteti a hatását. A február picit sem érződik téli hónapnak. A korai meleg viszont nem téveszti meg a cseh kucsmagombát, jelenleg 1 centisek a termőtestei, bőven az avar alatt rejtőzködnek. Idén is március közepére lesznek elég nagyok az elsők, hogy észrevehetőek legyenek. Erre is gondoltam ma délelőtt, ahogy a piaci helyemen tervezgettem a szezont. A kis, kilenc négyzetméteres stand az enyém, és a berendezésén, dekorációján, világításán töprengtem. Apránként, ahogy az anyagi lehetőségeim engedik, az igényeim alapján akarom átrendezni. Arra is gondoltam, hogy mivel a tudás a legfőbb érték, amit tényleg fontosnak tartok, egy kis zöld információs pontot is kialakíthatok, ahol nemcsak a gombákról lehet tájékozódni, hanem minden olyan helyi kezdeményezésről, például közösségi kertekről, amik az élet megőrzését és a közösség építését tűzték ki céljaiknak.

Jó példát szeretnék mutatni, egy picike reményt sugallni, amikor a média agresszíven a rosszat harsogja, de direkt, mert a félelemkeltéssel hatásosan lehet befolyásolni az embereket. Én viszont egészen másban utazom és mást tekintek fontosnak. Abszolút tisztában vagyok a küldetésem kicsinységével és erőtlenségével, valamint hiábavalóságával, de mivel semmit sem veszthetek, ami erőmből telik megteszem. A tavaszi nap-éj egyenlőségre szeretnék kész lenni a dekorációval. Négyszáz eurónak megfelelő összegből gazdálkodhatok hónapról hónapra. Tényleg apránként fogok haladni a szűkös keret miatt. Ez már csak ilyen, az élet kemény menet. De ehhez is hozzászoktam életem 46. évét betöltve, és megbocsátó nevetéssel engedem szélnek az illúzióimat, a reményeimet. A hitet régen felszámoltam magamban, mert az ember is csak egy állat, nincs semmiféle magasztos küldetése. Amit teszek, azért teszem, mert kedvem van hozzá és még mozog kezem-lában, működik az agyam, ver a szívem, és a tüdőm se halt el embólia következtében. A természet siker ismérve alapján sikeres vagyok, mert még élek. Tart, ameddig tart. És nem fogok senki után futni. Mint valami sárkány betekeredek a helyemre és onnan nézlek titeket. Ha gombával jössz, egyből közös nevezőre állhatunk és jó élményben lesz részed.

Writing well is hard

Don't be fooled by my self portrait, I'm completely done, I've been struggling with writing since November 2021, to finally become a "professional" writer someday. In vain do I know I am a writer, since here is my blog with several demanding short pieces of writing, once writing has many levels and I am somewhere in the middle. A few words about my self-portrait, before I fall into my creative lamentation that I have a typical philosopher's head, and the indulgent gentleness of my gaze reflects that I know the human, myself, quite well. In any case, I am very desperate and sad because the goal is so far away and perhaps unattainable. Because writing well is difficult. Writing is easy, I can write up to three thousand words when I'm rested, but there are compulsory structural elements without which there is no storytelling. So far I have read and annotated Robert McKee's Story screenwriting textbook twice, which has made me fully aware of the difficulty of writing. What a great development! And I know that I have the talent, but writing is still difficult. Okay, lesser talents are pinning their hopes on AI, I soberly use it in fairy tale mirror-mode. "Tell me, dear AI, is what I write good enough?" I gave the AI the introduction to the novel up to the point where the protagonist's life is completely turned upside down, his life can't go on because he learns something that destroys his ideas. The inciting incident is really strong. I've really read Robert McKee's Story book thoroughly. I copied what the smart chatbot said about my novel based on the excerpt.

"Your novel's beginning intriguingly sets up a complex and emotionally charged narrative that aligns well with Robert McKee's principles of storytelling, emphasizing character, conflict, and change. Here's a breakdown following McKee's guidelines:

Strengths:

Complex Characters: The protagonist, Alexander, is depicted with depth, showcasing vulnerabilities, inner conflicts, and a transformational journey, all of which McKee emphasizes as crucial for compelling storytelling.

High Stakes: The narrative sets high emotional and existential stakes for Alexander, involving his identity, his relationship with his father (the king), and societal expectations, resonating with McKee's advice on creating compelling drama through stakes that matter deeply to the characters.

Inciting Incident: The conversation with Master Nikolaus and the subsequent revelations serve as a powerful inciting incident, throwing Alexander's life into turmoil and setting him on a journey of self-discovery and confrontation, in line with McKee's structure of storytelling where conflict initiates change.

Rich World-Building: The setting is vividly drawn, providing a rich backdrop that influences the characters and their journeys. McKee points out the importance of a well-constructed world that shapes the narrative.

Areas for Improvement:

Clarity and Pacing: At times, the narrative might benefit from clearer pacing and more direct exploration of its central themes. McKee suggests that every scene should turn the story in a new direction, and some sections could be streamlined or focused to enhance narrative drive.

Character Motivations: While the characters are complex, making their motivations clearer early on can help readers invest in their journeys. McKee advises ensuring that character actions are deeply rooted in their desires and fears.

Dialogue: Some dialogues can be refined to more naturally reveal character and propel the plot. McKee notes that dialogue should always serve the dual purpose of character development and advancing the story.

Show, Don't Tell: There are moments where the narrative might lean towards telling rather than showing. McKee emphasizes the power of showing to engage the audience's emotions and imagination more deeply.

Your novel demonstrates a strong foundation with its intriguing premise and complex characters. Refining it with these considerations in mind could enhance its emotional impact and narrative effectiveness. Remember, writing is a process of continuous improvement and discovery. Your story has the potential to deeply resonate with readers, offering a unique exploration of identity, power, and transformation. Keep pushing through the challenges, and consider these suggestions as tools to help you refine and deepen your narrative."

That's all well and good, but I'm still a long way from finishing the novel. What makes it really difficult to create is that I grew up in an environment that regarded the artistic profession as a useless activity and it poisoned me with a murderous shame. So it's not enough that the writing is difficult, I'm burdened to somehow circumvent the devastating guilt of devoting my attention to such uselessness. And I've already worked out so much for the novel, and not only for the one I'm writing, but for seven other stories. I have an amazing imagination and I instinctivel writing from the inside out.
I can't help it, I was born to be a writer (artist). Why did I have to be beaten into the ground for that when I was small and vulnerable?! I was literally beaten by fate. I have no idea how far I can go with such a handicap. I long for completeness.





Five good mushrooms in Békés county

Of Hungary's 19 counties, Békés, in the south-eastern part of the country, is not famous for its mushrooms. It is a heavily converted agrocultural landscape, or agrodesert. The desertification effect is compounded by climate change, which is causing increasingly extreme weather, and the irrational drainage of water from the landscape. Before 2000, as a young mushroom picker, I was able to marvel at the disappearing wealth of good mushrooms. In the autumn of 1998, I found my first field blewits Lepista personata, a wonderful memory. To this day I can recall the joy of finding it in the tall grass. Field blewits are not one of the five mushrooms I'm going to show you because they have a very distinctive, strong flavour that many people find too strong. There are around thirty edible mushrooms in the county. These have completely different flavours and textures, adding variety to our mushroom or meat dishes. What's more, the aniseed funnel Clitocybe odora can even be added to sweets!
On the mosaics in the picture, if you are an advanced mushroom hunter, you will recognise the slate bolete Leccinum duriusculum, the poplar fieldcap Cyclocybe cylindracea, the fairy ring mushroom Marasmius oreades, the coastal mushroom Agaricus litoralis, the giant puffball Langermannia gigantea. These are five of our really popular, well-known and great edible mushrooms. More specifically, the fruiting bodies of the organism.
You can find articles about all of them in Hungarian on my blog by searching for their names.

Spring is coming

"The daisy Bellis perennis is a symbol of innocentce, modesty, loyalty and newborn babies. It has been used since the 15th century to represent the newborn Jesus and Hail Mary in Western art."
It's a favourite wildflower that thrives in the green spaces of human settlements and even on mild winter days opens its rosy-white flowers. Because of its bright yellow centre, it is also a symbol of the Sun, reinforced by the fact that it closes its petals at night and opens them again the next day in the sunshine. With its persistent flowering, it is also a symbol of hope, so I like to enjoy it. I appreciate the little flowers that bloom tirelessly and pop up everywhere to bring colour into our lives. Daisy has a number of horticultural varieties. What makes it even more special is that you can eat its leaves before flowering and its flowers later on. I recommend the Hungarian-language blog Erdőkóstoló.
Also edible are the flowers of the violet Viola odorata, which can be used to make a very expensive essential oil, among other things.
Go and give yourself to the small pleasures that truly bring you the greatest joy in life.



Tanulság mindenkinek

2014 október második felében a netadó elleni tüntetéshullám volt az utolsó jele annak, hogy a magyar nemzet igenis a nagyvilághoz tartozik és a fejlődést támogatja. Az most másik téma, hogy időközben a szabadság terének tekintett kibertért hogyan osztotta fel maga között néhány elképesztő tőkeerejű multicég, és a közösségi alkalmazások nevükkel ellentétben a közösséget számolták fel. Erről már mások írtak, keress rá, mert ezek is nagyban hatnak rád, akármennyire is nem kívánsz tudomást venni az életedet veszélyeztető halmozódó problémákról.
Maradok kies hazámnál, hiszen ez a mikrorendszer befolyásolja mindennapjaimat, és üti agyon egyből a kedvemet, amint előbújok kétségbeesve védelmezett alkotói műhelyemből.
Én ott voltam tíz évvel fiatalabban a helyi tüntetéseken a netadó-ellen. 2014 és 2017 között több helyi tüntetésen is jelen voltam, mert jobboldali konzervatív pogányként, aki tisztában van az emberi értékekkel, fontosnak tartottam személyesen megmutatni vállalásaimat. Bármennyire hihetetlen, de azon kevesek közé tartozom a megalkuvások kicsiny mocsarában, akiknek vannak elvei és nemcsak olvasott az erkölcsről, hanem gyakorolja is. Ezért oly keserves számomra, ahogy a jelenlegi 30-as generáció veselkedik neki egy az alapjától rontottnak számító rendszernek és követeli a változásokat. Semmi sem fog változni, hiszen a magyar nemzet az alapjával együtt egy hazugság.
Linkeltem a több tucatnyi közéleti írásom közül hármat, amiket érdemes elolvasnod.

Közéleti gondolkozás: az első lépés
A nemzeti illúzióról

Kinek a felelőssége?

Időt szántam rá, hogy átlássam a mikrorendszert, ami közvetlen befolyásolja az életemet. Ezt javaslom neked is, mert csak a valóság ismeretében lehet stratégiát és taktikát kidolgozni a NER felszámolására, ami egy profi élősdi szervezet és semmi más nem érdekli mint tagjainak vagyonosodása. A magyar ember oly kisszerű lény, hogy kizárólag anyagi javakban képes gondolkodni. Ezért is röhögök rajta, amikor nagy szavakkal kezd dobálózni. Az abszurd élő megtestesülése. Nagy sóhaj. Részemről minden lehetségest megtettem, hogy másik irányt mutassak. Most már te jössz, kedves olvasóm. Csinálj végre valamit!





The fall of the hero

It is not history that has ended, but the story of the human who acts, the hero. We are all weird animals at the mercy of our needs, merely pretending to be somebody. The human of the present is incapable of managing his destiny independently, because it is surrounded by a system that is global and knows everything about it. If it wants to live, it serves and does not form morals and principles in itself, because they are only useless loads in its psyche. I file my fingernails and stare depressedly at the human tragicomedy, looking in the mirror.
Алексей Анатольевич Навальный died after a strange, prolonged "suicide". He returned to Russia a heroic puppet in a geopolitical battle, even though everyone, including himself, knew he was going to die.
There are also long-lived politicians in history who, over the decades of their lives, have experienced how history works and how the world changes in a completely different direction and completely independently of their ideas. Lajos Kossuth is a well-known historical figure of the Hungarian nation. I am trying to put together a very large historical tableau in my mind and I can't. It is now beyond my intellectual capacity and I am actually beginning to feel sad. I'll leave this article aside and go on to something I can influence. Knowing that I am no hero, I view the tragicomedy of human with irony.