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LemiusK

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    LemiusK got a reaction from 1P1A in What are you playing?   
    Just for that quote, welcome to the ignore list. I warned you.
    You can quote me however you want now, I don't give a shit. Not going to read your posts from now on.
    If any one else has something more meaningful to add, feel free. Otherwise, my ignore list is always open for troublemakers.
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in So I grew tired of being an English pleb and I decided to do something about it asap   
    Yeah, I'm planning on using VNs as a resource for getting my sentences  In fact I've been reading VNs in Japanese for a while now, the problem is, while I do try to memorize the vocab and stuff, my focus is more on understanding what it says and moving onto the next sentence. That's mainly because I chose VNs way beyond my level, so the sentences couldn't be considered comprehensible input at all. If anything, comprehensible for Saint Google and several dictionaries and grammar books 
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in So I grew tired of being an English pleb and I decided to do something about it asap   
    And I'm leaving this post behind for the record, so that if I were to shamefully give up in the future you can humiliate me and rub it in my face to your heart's content. Please do if I fail.
    Starting from today, I'm gonna be putting a very considerable amount of time and effort into learning moonspeak to a level where I can stop learning it deliberately and just progress as I use the language. 
    So, where's my current level at? Hard to say exactly, but let's see. I have a pretty comprehensive grammatical understanding of the language, but it's more on the linguistics side rather than the practical side. Not completely useless, since at least I won't have to beat my head against the wall trying to figure out how things work, but yeah. My active vocab is limited to the most basic day to day conversations. I know how to write the kanas and I should be able to at least recognize around 200 kanji with their meaning and hopefully some sample words.
    To sum it up, whilst I'm not starting from absolute zero, it's definitely still an early beginner level. So, what's gonna be my approach? Something that hopefully won't drive me to commit suicide, and the closest thing I've found to that that sounds like it could actually work, is the AJATT method, which is supposed to be an immersion based approach. You can read more about it on its website if you google it, but very briefly this is what it says:
    -First of all start off with Remembering the Kanji and learn all 2046 kanji and their meanings, without bothering with their readings. Use a SRS program like Anki to help you along the process.
    -Do not learn vocab. Learn full sentences in context instead. And not any sentences, but only those that could be considered "comprehensible input". That is, sentences where all you're lacking is one piece of vocab or grammar. Avoid sentences where you'd have to look up everything. Create Anki cards for those sentences, and at the beginning attach an English translation on the back, but don't go out of your way to try to memorize the translation: just focus on getting the meaning right and use the translation to check your understanding. Oh yeah, and the sentences won't have furigana, so you only know the flashcard if you are able to read it out loud, write it, and understand it.
    -As you get better you'll switch to 100% Japanese flashcards, describing every word in Japanese.
    -All this should be accompanied by frequent exposure to the language. Active exposure when possible. That means for example trying to listen carefully to movies and anime without subtitles and picking up on as much info as you can.
    And that's it. No magic involved, it just makes sense that it has to work if you are consistent. And with that said, I have some odd hundreds of kanji to learn, so I'll see you guys within 3 or 4 months, which is what I expect it to take me if I don't neglect my study. 
    Oh yeah, and in case someone got motivated while reading this, feel free to join in. The more, the merrier. It'd be by no means to be taken as a competition, but it's true that turning it into a group activity would have its benefits. It's much less likely to give up on something when you're doing it together with other people, that's for sure.
     
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in Whats the appeal of ntr?   
    What can I say, he he. I'd prefer them alive and in one piece  Please don't ban me Dergonu-sama
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in What other languages do you like   
    I'm sure your memory is better than you give it credit for  Just need some motivation man! Though I'm sure one to talk... I keep procrastinating my kanji studies because I'm lazy bum...
    Anyway, if it's only the kanas that are the problem, just give yourself a full afternoon to learn them and be done with it. As long as you keep using them they will stick. Then use your mighty chinese skillz and you'll be OP!
     
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in What other languages do you like   
    Oh yeah, I didn't mention Basque now that I think about it, but I love it and have read my fair share of grammar books and papers about it  It has way too many amazing features to go unnoticed. Morphosyntactically, it's one of the few ergative-absolutive languages in Europe; it features polypersonal agreement which is just the coolest thing ever and something you really need to move far from home to find (the Caucasus for example, look at Georgian); it also features surdéclinaison... a french term for inflectional morphology being used derivationally and recursively (e.g Bilbo-ra-ko bidea / Bilbao-ALL-GEN.LOC / The road to Bilbao), and a lot of other very cool features that I could keep talking on and on... It's beautiful, truly!
    As for the learning difficulty... it's just like any other language, really. Sure, it's not a indo-european language and if you've never left the family before it's gonna take some time to get used to it. The fact that every baby in every country in the world learns how to speak in the same amount of time on average, means that there's no "harder language". Just a matter of familiarity 
    I mean, the "it sounds like they are angry" thing can be heard about any language people are not used to. I hear that all the time about Chinese and Arabic from people around me, for example. There's also the stereotypes and the contexts people often hear that language being used. 
    To me, German sounds lovely, and I don't even frequently read german literature nor I'm particularly fond of any german band or anything. 
    There you have it, my favorite butchered German in Anime. Just out of curiosity, how well can you understand what she's singing without looking at the lyrics? 
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in youtube - Most random   
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in An Unintentional Return   
    And 6 years later, people are still shitting on SAO. Some things never change huh 
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    LemiusK reacted to Thyndd in What are you playing?   
    Thank God. 
    I would say it actually is around 50 to 60 hours for most people. Did you keep track of the time? Otherwise it could be that you were so engrossed that time just flew by 
    It makes me sad that you didn't get what you expected from MLA. I know how harmful hype can be to one's experience, that's why I always try to keep it to a bare minimum, even with the so called and widely regarded as 'kamiges'. Oh well, I'm glad that at least you enjoyed the technical aspects. For a 2006 VN (and even by today's standards) it's freaking amazing. 
     
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    LemiusK got a reaction from Thyndd in What are you playing?   
    Just for that quote, welcome to the ignore list. I warned you.
    You can quote me however you want now, I don't give a shit. Not going to read your posts from now on.
    If any one else has something more meaningful to add, feel free. Otherwise, my ignore list is always open for troublemakers.
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    LemiusK got a reaction from Thyndd in What are you playing?   
    Could you explain this rather inappropriate response?
    Honestly. I wish people wouldn't quote me at all if they're going to give me pointless replies like that. Saves me the trouble of clicking the notification. Really ticks me off. Just ignore my post if you're gonna reply like that again, m'kay?
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    LemiusK reacted to tahu157 in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    It's not just those two. They have a movie coming out monthly from April all the way through August, skipping only May.
    EDIT: I see two of those are actually Fox's X-Men universe, but that still means 3 MCU movies in 5 months.
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    LemiusK got a reaction from Kenshin_sama in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    I think it has more to do with the copyright issues of Spidey and Sony. Sony is only lending Spidey to Marvel temporarily, so to get him over to Netflix is a whole other hurdle altogether. We don't even know if Spidey can make it to Avengers 5 or Spider-Man Homecoming 3 or not.
    So yeah, it's more like Sony doesn't know how to have fun, or rather, Amy Pascal, the current Chairwoman of Sony Pictures, constantly pawing her money-grubbing paws over her precious golden goose. lol If Disney/Marvel ever buy the rights to Spidey back, they should make a villain based on her. 
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    LemiusK reacted to Kenshin_sama in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    AoS does have a build-up phase before things start to really kick off. I've never really had any issues watching the earlier episodes, but I'm aware that not many people take to the series until later on. I think it gets especially interesting around the time she becomes Quake, too.
    Ooh, that's a pretty solid idea; I wouldn't mind a DD-Spidey crossover myself. It's a shame TV/movie producers are too stiff and don't know how to have fun. :/
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    LemiusK reacted to Kenshin_sama in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    Don't forget to hit up the super cool webpage they set up for this movie. http://avengersendgame.com/
    And yeah, I'm stoked for this movie too. The ending to the last Avengers movie was bold and unexpected, and I've been very curious to see where the movie will go from there.
    While we're on the subject of character introduction, I'm frankly disappointed they haven't been able to include Quake in the Avengers yet. From what I understand, she's supposed to play a key role in the original comics, and she is super cool in Agents of Shield. Don't get me wrong, I understand there are numerous boundaries that keep her from appearing in the Avengers due to writing complications and licensing hurdles, but I still think she should have been in the Avengers.
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    LemiusK got a reaction from Kenshin_sama in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    That's right. The title of Avengers 4 has finally been released... alongside its official trailer. A very morbid, somber trailer.
    Sigh. And so, here we are. With nothing but our wit and our will to save the world.
    I kinda knew that the trailer's gonna be morbid, but damn, the feels.  I got a bad feeling that Cap's gonna bite it this time, considering how Evans' contract is almost up. Sigh... It's been a good ride, Cap.
    It's kinda appropriate that the trailer doesn't have as flashy or epic of an atmosphere as the Infinity War trailer. The melancholic tone really fits. Things are going to come to an end here. Some characters probably won't return, period... including Stan Lee, with his final cameo. R. I. P. 
    Hawkeye looks absolutely badass. I already knew he was coming back after his strange absence, and I'm glad he's back, but damn... he looks rather jaded and mortified. I have a feeling his family was one of those "snap" victims. He's looking vengeful, even.
    Alright, forget about Captain Marvel. BRING ME AVENGERS 4! lol May 3rd is a long wait... but I read that the release date has been pushed A WEEK EARLIER! April 26th, baby! Nice, nice, though I hope that this earlier release applies to my country too.  April 26th is actually not too long after Captain Marvel (March 8th), and it's kinda like how Infinity War's release date was that close to Black Panther's release too.
    Anyway, big hype everywhere! Probably gonna post my review here on Day One of release date!
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    LemiusK reacted to aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    Yeah, you make a good point. I can see what you mean. I am wondering what kind of plan they'll do for the movie. I was thinking time travel could be an option, but maybe that's too generic. And yeah, this movie won't be as epic, but I'm still excited to see it. It's fun seeing super heroes working together =D. Don't know why I like them so much XD. 
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    LemiusK got a reaction from aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    I knew beforehand that a lot of things about this sequel would not match the level of epicness we had for Infinity War, because that movie really set the bar really, really high. It's just difficult to expect the follow-up to be as epic, especially with that ambitious ending IW had. So "Endgame" being a mediocre title wasn't really upsetting for me.
    I did kinda wanted it to be "Avengers: Annihilation" though, with the Marvel villain, Annihilus showing up. It's the title people previously speculated it would be. It sounded like a cooler title too. But I guess it's good that he didn't appear, since having another villain thrown into the mix would probably screw up the plot. lol
    And when you really think about it, having the title being "Endgame" and then having several characters die for real in this movie... it makes the title that much sadder... 
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    LemiusK reacted to aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    Yes, yes, I agree on both things you said. I know I cried. Something about Tom Holland makes for a good spider man. He just seems so innocent yet courageous. And yeah, I guess we all knew they'd come back but the ending was still shocking for everyone. Heck, even Loki dying was shocking. I do feel like Thor may have suffered the most since this even took place right after Ragnorock. But I did love the last movie. And want to see this one. Also yes, may Captain America see Peggy again. She's a good match for him. It's always sad watching her series because she doesn't know that he's still alive ;-;. One thing I will say I may dislike about the new movie is just the title. For me, and I'm not sure why, but Endgame just doesn't sound as epic as the last movie's name XD. Maybe cause I've scene it before. But still, can't wait for it to come out =). 
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    LemiusK got a reaction from aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    I think the part that really broke me (and probably the millions of other people who also cried) was the "I don't want to go." lol It's like, we were already understanding the fact that people were dying at that moment, but that line, that single line just shook me to another level of shock. I remember sitting at the end credits being stunned for five minutes, not being able to believe what had just occurred. Big brass balls, Marvel had, to pull off such an ending. We know they would come back but, it's still a very risky move. It's not really easy to leave people with an effective cliffhanger because you'll have a lot to clean up in the follow-up.
     
    I hope that if he does go away, I get to cry for him like I did for Spidey.  Hope he gets to meet Peggy again for that one last dance.
     
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    LemiusK reacted to aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    I'm really excited for the Avengers movie to be honest. The only problem I had with the ending of the last movie was, even though many of the characters died, I knew they'd come back because Marvel has to make sequels for Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Black Panther XD. But yeah, this trailer did seem morbid in a way and still sad because for right now so many people have died. Like you, I've got a bad feeling Captain America is going to go. I remember reading about it somewhere where they hinted at it =(. It's sad cause I love the actor and he's really good as Captain America. Still, I do hope Captain Marvel shows up in this. I know the movie is coming out next year. Also, I need my Spider Man back ;-;. Him dying was so sad I cried. But anyway, I'm really excited for the movie =). I really love them. 
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    LemiusK got a reaction from aliciarune in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    That's right. The title of Avengers 4 has finally been released... alongside its official trailer. A very morbid, somber trailer.
    Sigh. And so, here we are. With nothing but our wit and our will to save the world.
    I kinda knew that the trailer's gonna be morbid, but damn, the feels.  I got a bad feeling that Cap's gonna bite it this time, considering how Evans' contract is almost up. Sigh... It's been a good ride, Cap.
    It's kinda appropriate that the trailer doesn't have as flashy or epic of an atmosphere as the Infinity War trailer. The melancholic tone really fits. Things are going to come to an end here. Some characters probably won't return, period... including Stan Lee, with his final cameo. R. I. P. 
    Hawkeye looks absolutely badass. I already knew he was coming back after his strange absence, and I'm glad he's back, but damn... he looks rather jaded and mortified. I have a feeling his family was one of those "snap" victims. He's looking vengeful, even.
    Alright, forget about Captain Marvel. BRING ME AVENGERS 4! lol May 3rd is a long wait... but I read that the release date has been pushed A WEEK EARLIER! April 26th, baby! Nice, nice, though I hope that this earlier release applies to my country too.  April 26th is actually not too long after Captain Marvel (March 8th), and it's kinda like how Infinity War's release date was that close to Black Panther's release too.
    Anyway, big hype everywhere! Probably gonna post my review here on Day One of release date!
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    LemiusK reacted to mitchhamilton in Avengers: Endgame Hype Thread   
    eeeew, looks like one of them normie movies. gross. 
     
    but really, im hyped for this. you bring up captain marvel and its honestly weird to have her in the avengers movie so late into the game. we got ant-man back in an official avenger movie which he has been hyped up since like 3 years ago. nothing against cm but yeah, just weird to have her introduced the same year as what seems like the last movie for the op avengers.
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    LemiusK got a reaction from Thyndd in What other languages do you like   
    lol It's not just you. I make quite the king of lazy bum myself. Can't tell you how many times I stopped reading a VN in the middle of the route because my mind starts wandering somewhere else, and I ended up switching to either another VN or just YouTube-surfing.  I think I have a really bad attention problem, not being able to sit still for a long period of time.
     
    Well, to be frank with you, even with my somewhat adequate knowledge of Chinese characters, there are still many complex Chinese words out there that I don't know the meaning of. It's actually hardly a surprise why people have trouble learning kanji, when I think about the more complicated Chinese words that aren't used in everyday conversations. Give me words that we use everyday and of course I would be able to recognize them easily. But if it's something more specific, especially those dealing with folklore like plotge often like to use, then I'll probably take as much time as any average westerner to learn kanji as well, especially if I have to learn the different nuance kanji have from Chinese words.
    That said, it is nice to hear that you could simply learn kanas under a full afternoon. That does seem to solve half of my problems learning Japanese. Despite what I said above about kanji, if I could get a basic grasp of just the everyday characters Japanese use alone, then I could read at least half of the untranslated VNs out there. So yeah, it's definitely a tempting prospect that makes me want to jump in and start learning now.
    On the other hand, I think it really takes practice in conversations for you to fully grasp a language. The only reason I'm able to use English as fluently as I can today is because it's a necessity, and because I've been using it for such a long time. And even then, my English is still hardly perfect. So when it comes to Japanese, to find a proper partner to have a Japanese conversation... that can be a daunting task in itself.
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