Japanese & Other Stuff

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Been teaching myself Hiragana the past week and a half, I already memorized them all though I think I should take it slow and keep practicing them before I rush into Katakana. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do for myself and finally have the drive to try.. I just hope I can find enough good resources to help me along once I start getting closer to Kanji. <_< It’s actually pretty fun, although it can be a bit tricky at times. ^^ It’s really fun to look at some of my belongings and be like “hey, I know what that kana is!” But enough about me being a dork, kek.

I’m really impatient about the release of the re-translated Sailor Moon manga.. One thing that has me really sitting on the end of my seat is the fact I’ve never actually read more than 2 volumes of the series. You can count on me having every volume this time around though, no way am I missing out on that. I love Sailor Moon to pieces. :)

I mentioned last time Mawaru Penguindrum has a heavy Utena influence.. Which I like, a lot. I loved Utena but that aside, there’s another anime I want to look into that I have heard people call Utena it’s “Spiritual Successor” called The Rose of Versailles. I don’t know too much about it other than it’s from like 1979, though the Manga is like ’72, ’73, and that I like shoujo.. And if Utena is considered a spiritual successor then I am definitely interested.

I have yet to watch an episode of Usagi Drop yet, and Mawaru is the only new anime I’ve actually been keeping up with aside the things from last season like Hanasaku and Ao No Exorcist. Still burning out on Nichijou but I won’t stop watching it yet. It still has it’s moments. I’ve read the manga for Ao No Exorcist a little past the point it’s reaching in the anime now but I’m still excited to see it in action. Somehow I find it more exciting to see things animated after reading it.. Otherwise, between playing Final Fantasy XI a little & practicing my Hiragana, I haven’t done too much anime watching as of late. Work keeps me busy too, but at least it feeds my hobbies? :D

Also, soon, SOON, I will have some art on here. T_T When I stop being a lazy ass.

So for now, here is a picture of my character in lame clothing because I am not a pro high level yet. They get all the good gear. /pout

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6 thoughts on “Japanese & Other Stuff

    M Bot said:
    July 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I would love to help you out with your Japanese. I know plenty of resources, but I am not too far ahead of where you are now. I have the Kana down pretty much pat, and I have begun to learn some Kanji. If you need a partner in learning I am more than happy to be that person.

      Selaphi responded:
      July 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

      That’s actually a very kind thing of you to offer. =) I’m actually pretty flattered you commented, I would love to have a partner in learning. I’m a pretty fast learner when I put my mind to it so I am sure we can be on the same page in no time. Besides, this sort of thing is a lot more enjoyable with friends, yes? I have other methods of contact besides email if you want them.

    M Bot said:
    July 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

    It definitely is more fun, and I think it becomes easier learn the material, or maybe it’s that it’s harder to give up, citing it to be too hard, either way it is definitely a lot nicer. And yea, other methods of contact could be useful. Oh my first Japanese language post is up, and it will be followed by another before tomorrow morning, so go check them out!

      M Bot said:
      July 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      sorry I lied about them being up so early, but part two is up now and part 3 is on its way.

        Selaphi responded:
        July 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

        Haha, that’s okay. I have a pretty weird sleeping schedule myself. Also, if you want to get in touch with me elsewhere .. I have MSN, AIM and email, though when you comment to me I get your email in my email. In which case yeah….I can email you my info, though my AIM list it closed due to spammers, unfortunately. :(

        I hope I’m not pushing anything on you, so if you’re not completely sure about being in contact, I don’t mind. =)

    M Bot said:
    July 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Hey don’t worry about it, shoot your info to my email at anime.automaton@gmail.com. Also GOOD NEWS, lone subscriber! Pt. 3 (the final part) is up and it has RESOURCES!!! (yaaayy wooohooo.) Anyhoo, yea definitely hit me up, also I have a second proposition that I wanted to discuss with you (ominous), so when you can just shoot me an email.

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