Kanji are back. Many thanks to xaosenkosmos for providing image hosting during problems with my hosting service, which is current being weird. Even their main site is giving a 'sorry, we'll be back Real Soon Now' message. They were trying to migrate everyone to faster servers, and it looks like they ran into problems.
絶望 == zetsubou == despair
|Left radical is 'thread' (糸), right is 'color' (色). The right radical is actually a miscopying of 'sword' (刀) and 'bending body'. This character originally referred to 'cutting threads'; now means 'cutting' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sever colorful threads.'|