capncosmo: Captain Janeway wants to know why you fail so hard (Janeway)
So, I had another nightmare last night. I think it has to do with the fact that there is a JERK on the INTERNET whom I don't want to link to because A) he will make you sad, and B) jerks don't deserve more internet traffic. So instead of being :/ at the jerk and my parent's insensitive comments; WELCOME HOME, I thought I would respond to this post instead (WARNING: The background gif is kind of disturbing; I will try to include all relevant parts of the question in my response, so hopefully you won't have to go there if you don't want to), because I always love meta about asexuality and writing and writing asexuality.

Describing the Elephant: How I handle character's sexualities when I write )

And now, I will go back to be anti-social/borderline sick/depressed/useless :Db
capncosmo: I, like Han, am made of awesome (Made of Awesome)
As sort of an addendum to yesterday's post, let's talk about kanji on a more philosophical level. I mean, why should you even need kanji at all, right? I ran across this Tofugu article about kanji learning, and I realized not everyone in the world is as convinced as I am about the value of kanji.

Why is it important you learn kanji? )
capncosmo: Captain Janeway wants to know why you fail so hard (Janeway)
Or, how I learned 900 kanji in less than a year.

So! Today we are going to talk about the thing I've devoted the last ~9 mo. to AND SO CAN YOU: The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test, or Kanji Kentei (日本漢字能力検定)

Wait! Don't run away! Just because it's a kanji test doesn't make it really scary! I promise.

Why You Should Consider Taking the KanKen )
How to Prepare )
Applying for and Taking the KanKen )
Special Explanation: The Compound Formation Section )

In conclusion, I hope this will be helpful to all of you out there studying Japanese! Please tell me if there's anything I've forgotten in the comments :D
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 30-End




And now I propose we move on to The Big Goodbye :Db
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The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 26-29




Next week: Chapters 30-End
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 22-25




Next week: Chapters 26-29
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 17-21


That's how people get false teeth.


Next week: Chapters 22-25
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 12-16


Walk crab-fashion over here, poker pan.


Next week: Chapters 17-21
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 6-11


Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.


Next week: Chapters 12-16
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Big Sleep
Discussion Post
Chapters 1-5


Put your voice high and let a bird twitter in it.



Next week: Chapters 6-11
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Long Goodbye
Discussion Post
Chapters 48-End


Honor does not walk sideways like a crab, señor.



Next week: The Big Sleep Chapters 1-5
capncosmo: Kirk and Spock and I are gangsters (Gangster)
The Long Goodbye
Discussion Post
Chapters 43-47


Okay, wise guys. Get down here and suffer.



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The Long Goodbye
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Chapters 39-42


You'd better discuss or you'll be swimming to Catalina with a streetcar on your back.



Next week: Chapters 43-47
capncosmo: I, like Han, am made of awesome (Made of Awesome)
So, a lot of people are like, "how did you get so good at Japanese?" and I'm like, "I watch TV" and then they think that sounds like a super great easy fun way to learn. And it is, if you do it right. I will now explain how.

How to Improve your Language Skills by Watching TV )

And those are my ten rules for learning through TV because I am a DOWNER who just need to RAIN on everyone's PARADE.
capncosmo: Clueless (Default)
The Long Goodbye
Discussion Post
Chapters 33-38


Just used it for a corkscrew.



Next week: Chapters 39-42
capncosmo: Clueless (Default)
The Long Goodbye
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Chapters 28-32


One of these days, we'll get together on this.



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capncosmo: Clueless (Default)
The Long Goodbye
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Chapters 23-27


Life is just one great big vaudeville show.



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