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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I started learning Japanese, well I already did, but took a couple of months off and am now getting back into it. Same story you've heard a million times, whatever. I made the "mistake" of learning all N5 words outside of context because I thought that would be more efficient and I didn't feel like doing worksheets. On one hand, I'm still familiar with all that vocab, on the other hand, learning it in tandem with grammar would have been better. Anyway, I'm not interested in speaking. My goal is fluent literacy. I wanna read something like Saya no Uta smoothly and with crystal clear understanding, really enjoy myself. How difficult would that be? I'm willing to shoot myself in the foot in another area of the language to expedite this specific goal.

I've learned a bit more about the "Japanese Learning Community" and came across AJATT. I find it to be weird and kind of culty. Look at this

It's so bizarre to me. These guys are completely obsessed with perfectly replicating a "native speaker". Use all the right pitch accents and all the right expressions without ever deviating so no one can tell the difference. I started comparing this approach with how English is spoken. Different people say words differently. Some people talk in a sing-song sort of way, others like they're always asking a question. Maybe it sounds dumb or annoying, but I'd never say they're speaking English incorrectly. Every person probably has their own quirks and I like making up my own expressions and getting a little creative. Is Japanese really so uniform between every person(with the same dialect)? What about people with accents? Not only are accents acceptable in English, they're desirable in some cases. My parents have an accent, yet i'd still say their english is perfect.

Imagine if I made a video responding to a German guy trying to speak English in the "perfect way" with no accent or anything "nonnative", and I paused every few seconds to point out some slight inaccuracy in how a word is spoken. How weird would that be? You'd think that German guy is misguided and w
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>> No. 34066 [Edit]
Yeah, they really did need Kanji. The amount of things that are read as こう is getting ridiculous.
>> No. 34067 [Edit]
I think what really helped me understand the necessity of kanji was seeing an RPG write out an uncommon word with hiragana and scratching my head over what the fuck they meant.
>> No. 34073 [Edit]
Ive been studying for quite some time now. There has always been much ado about "this method" or "that method", but in reality you should use whatever works best for you, regardless of what the "community" is using. After all it's unreasonable to expect the same method to work for everyone else. I lost too much time with Anki and the "Antimoon" stuff, because at the time every guide said "Do your reps", "Grind Anki", but it never worked for me. This whole AJATT thing doesn't interest me either. What I do is I learn Kanji by grade, as they do in Japan, by writing via an app and then on paper, and write it on a 10x11 sheet with a pencil, then I redo the strokes of the same kanji over the original, but with a color pencil, using 6 different colours for stroke ordering. This leaves me with a sheet containing 110 learned characters and I can see the stroke order just by glancing at it.

I agree partially with you OP. Actually in my country I've seen many people treating even English that way, to the point of want to speaking with the accent of a determinate news broadcast network accent because it's international and others are wrong or just the local accent as well, all with the intention of "going unnoticed that he is not an native speaker"
>If somebody ever sees their face, they'll still know they're not Japanese.
These are my exact thoughts on the situation.
>Is this just a goal anybody has because of how ethnically homogenous Japan is?
I know people who try to do with English, so I don't think it has anything to do with ethnicity, at least it's more likely that you could pull it off in more diverse countries such as Canada.

>I feel like I'm doing pretty good so far
Seems to me that it is effective for you.
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>I learn Kanji by grade, as they do in Japan
I don't know about that. I don't know what methods they actually use(colored pencils?) or if those kanji lists are intended as study material they learn in class, or as bench marks, like "if you're in grade 6, you should at least know this already". I've read somewhere, kanji is "learned" in Japan purely through context, vocab words and such. Japanese people look at how kanji is learned by westerners and are bewildered. Don't know how credible this is though.

I used to learn them on their own in a similar, but less rigorous way to what you do up to grade 4, but I stopped because even if prior kanji knowledge is helpful every once in a while, it seems like many common words have their own kanji which is rare anywhere else. I just learn words now and accept whatever kanji comes with them, passively noticing patterns. There's other things that could be done in that time.

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28436 No. 28436 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Lets play a bit of a game.

Say the first word that comes to mind when you see the previous post's word.

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birth certificate
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>> No. 34072 [Edit]
sins of future past

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32916 No. 32916 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who bicycles around here?
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>> No. 33735 [Edit]
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Ride on
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The three types of bicycles are comfort, speed and mountain.
This is one for comfort.
* wide seat
* upright riding position
* high handles
* lowered frame-bar for easy mounting & dismounting
* usually comes with a basket in the front
>> No. 34057 [Edit]
Bicycle is a ticket to ride...
>> No. 34060 [Edit]
sometimes when biking the safest place to be is in the middle of the car lane

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33410 No. 33410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:

News, mainly tech news:

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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>> No. 34014 [Edit]
>now ""
I had no idea they were actually affiliated, which is embarrassing since the change to that absolutely ruined anything of value they hosted and made it unreadable.
>> No. 34015 [Edit]
If i'm looking at the english monster girl encyclopedia wiki, the last things I want to see are star wars and cape shit ads.
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Just tried it again. Forgot how fast it is...
>> No. 34059 [Edit]
Board velocity doesn't mean anything if 95% posts are worthless filler and garbage.

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33925 No. 33925 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have any new years traditions or resolutions?
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>> No. 34046 [Edit]
Interesting. Good luck.
>> No. 34047 [Edit]
It has also been shown to reduce resting energy expenditure and many of the effects it does have seem to be temporary or taken out of context(such as the increase in growth hormone which doesn't actually build muscle). These things seem to balance themself out over the long term, there haven't been that many studies in humans but they often tend to show that when two groups are given the same caloric intake their weight doesn't change whether one group is fasting or not.

But it will still reduce caloric intake so I think fasting or skipping breakfast can be useful but only on a personal level if you yourself feel you can get away with it.
>> No. 34049 [Edit]
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Pretty weird study design. What they had their participants do during the IF portion has little to do with what I'm doing.
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thank you

>I also just ordered an exercise bike
It arrived today. I just spent 90 minutes pedaling with my pulse between 90 and 110 while playing Koi-Koi with my Japanese Steam friend, so it works as intended so far. The seat does get uncomfortable after about an hour, but luckily the desk can be adjusted for use as a standing desk when my butt needs a break.

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>> No. 33957 [Edit]
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I do tai chi
>> No. 33964 [Edit]
Listen to music and read science fiction.
>> No. 33966 [Edit]
Second going for a walk. Something about leisurely walking around without an aim while everyone else in the world is hurrying to do truly meaningless shit is cleansing and relaxing. It's not good if you live in crime or snow though.

Aside from that, hot tub or massages help temporarily, drinking hot tea, ASMR or sleep hypnosis. And this sounds counter-intuitive, but if I exercise it takes tension and stress out of my body, which in turn helps my ability to relax later.
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I shoot

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31659 No. 31659 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is it weird to have your laptop like this in bed? Like before you go to sleep or something. Not a great drawing but I'm drunk and not an artist either.
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>> No. 31741 [Edit]
I tend to put serveral pillows under my head so my neck doesn't hurt. While I prefer lying down with my laptop like that over using my desktop when I'm tired, I tend to not do it a lot because the area where I place the laptop (so either the chest or bladder area) will just end up hurting a lot.
>> No. 33998 [Edit]
Use a tablet
>> No. 33999 [Edit]
I used to, but I go out of my way now to seperate my sleeping area from my entertainment area. They're still in the same room, but the little bit of seperation helps me maintain my sleep routine.
Tablet keyboards are hell.
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I own a few pillows like the one in this picture. In my opinion, using my laptop in bed with one of these pillows is significantly more comfortable than sitting at a cramped desk. I keep an extra monitor by my bedside in case I want to view anything in higher quality or use an extra screen. Very comfy.

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34018 No. 34018 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
January and September are the two times during the year that the sumo tournament and the start of the new anime season coincide.

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31253 No. 31253 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>What you sold.
>Why what you sold is no longer useful to you.
>Where you sold it.
>How much you got for it.
Garage sales, pawn shops, online selling, everything goes so long as it is kept legal.
You can also recommend some good places to sell stuff that others might now know about or share resale knowledge that others might not know. You can also post pictures of what you intend to sell before you it's gone.

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>> No. 31570 [Edit]
Ditto. Although I have most of it back thanks to pirates (thanks guys, whoever you all are!), the floppies and manuals would made a nice keepsake...
>> No. 31571 [Edit]
I sold all mine like 10 to 15 years ago, and I regret it immensely. Some of them are worth a lot more now, but I mostly just miss the memories.
>> No. 33978 [Edit]
I sold my VHS collection.. probably sold it too cheap but I need my space back
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is that an elementary school girl in a tiny skirt smoking a cigarette?

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16448 No. 16448 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ponderings general 2. Post things you've thought about.

Previous thread >>15685
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>> No. 33679 [Edit]
Any place where people can't be shamelessly passionate about something is not worth being in. A big part of normalfaggotry is reeling in your interests, either in content or intensity, so as to not diverge from what's considered acceptable. Even among people who do seem "abnormal" on the surface, like those on wizardchan or some incel forum or who go to anime conventions, have the same mindset. Instead of revelling in how society sees you because of whatever you lack that's considered valuable, it's better to simply reject society's value scale.

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>> No. 33682 [Edit]
>Normalfaggotry is more defined by a conformity-first mindset and certain attitudes.
I think this is a good characterization. They have an unconscious tendency towards conformity (either not realizing this action, or justifying it based on some superficial reason). This is usually accompanied by a desire to jostle for social prominence, which probably is in and of itself the primary distinguisher. Most actions are carried out towards that end: "watching anime" is not merely a comforting medium to be enjoyed in solitude but rather perverted into a competition to see who can be the most outspoken "weeb," overtly marking oneself as part of some supposed trendy in-group. Going to anime conventions becomes merely an avenue for partying with friends.
>> No. 33686 [Edit]
That's what exactly is. And that's what always bothered me of people. At the end it's all about socializing, even with weirdos, it all ends in the same. And I think females are probably 100% about that while some males can show some genuine appreciation, but social pressure makes them cynical.
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Advertising is bad.. mmkay?

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23994 No. 23994 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Aneki or Imouto, which do you like best?

For me the choice is obvious.
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>> No. 33198 [Edit]
You define it for yourself.
The characters don't age, but how you see characters their age will change depending on your own age. Like, for instance, I used to think of Keitaro from Love Hina as an adult because I was a child at the time that I read and watched it. My perspective of him hasn't changed, because it's locked into my experience at that point in my life. But if I watch an anime now with a character in their early twenties, I think of them as children.
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Ara ara
>> No. 33944 [Edit]
Original or not this is a high quality post.
>> No. 33962 [Edit]
the manga is slam dunk but obviously its an edit

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