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    adamstan got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Birthday thread   
    Thanks Yumi Matsutoya is great.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Birthday thread   
    Thanks guys
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    adamstan reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Birthday thread   
    All Best Wishes to a fellow man of culture @adamstan.
    https://open.spotify.com/track/5VQbp9eSgeSVi8ly1J40Q0?si=9Mn5442IT9qAvbCEWC277g

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    adamstan reacted to Dreamysyu in Birthday thread   
    Happy birthday, @adamstan!
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    adamstan reacted to Mr Poltroon in Birthday thread   
    @adamstan
    (Very mad that littleshogun ninja'd me whilst I spent by precious time looking for this tweet.)
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    adamstan reacted to littleshogun in Birthday thread   
    Happy 36th birthday to our @adamstan, and also happy 20th birthday to our @joshopit as well. I hope that both of you will have a good birthday.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Mr Poltroon in What are you listening to right now?   
    Recently Akina Nakamori comes up often on the radio I'm listening to
    Today I recorded instrumental cover of her song "Jukkai (1984)"
     
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    adamstan got a reaction from Mr Poltroon in What are you listening to right now?   
    Indeed It sounds very good with this natural-sounding singing. What was with the album version - did they overuse the vocal processing? (extreme tuning etc?)
    BTW recently I tried to do kind-of "live" cover of one of abovementioned Yoko Matsuura's songs. Here's the result - officially approved by the author herself, despite my terrible singing
    Also, this time I also put English translation of lyrics in the subtitles.
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    adamstan reacted to Plk_Lesiak in What are you listening to right now?   
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    adamstan got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in What are you listening to right now?   
    Yesterday, as I went to sleep, I listened to Maiko Fujita. There's something in her songs that tugs on my heartstrings even though on the surface they're pretty typical Jpop ballads. Don't know what it is exactly. (Or perhaps I'm just captivated by her beauty? But then, I was only listening, not looking ) The first song on the disc was 藤田麻衣子君が呼ぶのなら, which is also featured in this live clip:
    Now I think I have to get some of her live discs as well
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    adamstan reacted to Seraphim in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/668360/Bokuten__Why_I_Became_an_Angel/
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    adamstan reacted to Silvz in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    https://blog.mangagamer.org/2020/08/04/bokuten-back-on-steam/
    Official explanation. Also, to "celebrate", Bokuten is 50% off until August, 18th!
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    adamstan reacted to Fujoneko in What are you playing?   
    [CLANNAD] Alright, I just finished Kotomi's route, and wow...! This is the first Clannad route that made me shed actual tears :')
    Next is Fuko's route!
     
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    adamstan got a reaction from yelsha57 in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    Shit... I didn't make it in time to get it...
    It would be nice, at least for the weirdo like me, if, once the VN gets removed from Steam, publishers would offer all-ages version on their own storefronts along with the adult one.
    I actually was interested in all-ages version of Bokuten... Yeah, I know, I'm a sick pervert
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    adamstan reacted to Seraphim in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    Well, I wouldn't call them crucial per se either, but, without going into too much detail, there are some NSFW scenes that I doubt would be as impactful in a censored version.
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    adamstan reacted to Formlose Gestalt in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    I am not going to lie I haven't used the Discord store myself, but you need to download the Discord program here: https://discord.com/new/download
    And then use this link to join Mangagamer server: https://discord.gg/Xb28rjc
    Once you are there you need to click on Bokuten under Games and should be able to buy it with Paypal or a credit card. But after joining the Mangagamer server I am sure there people that can help if something doesn't work, there are usually staff members of Mangagamer online.
     
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    adamstan reacted to Seraphim in Bokuten - Why I Became an Angel is now available on the MangaGamer store and Steam!   
    I agree, but you should keep in mind that Bokuten is one of those VNs where there are some h-scenes that are actually relevant to the story. I haven't played the all ages version though, so I can't really comment on how things were handled there in comparison to the uncensored release.

    As for the ban, it must be pretty aggravating to go out of your way to modify the game in order to pass Steam's approval process, only to have all your hard work invalidated out of nowhere seven months later.
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    adamstan got a reaction from sanahtlig in Learning Japanese   
    No, that's not it. I really find kana-only texts harder to read - especially since they don't contain spaces. Parsing anything beyond simplest sentences becomes nightmare. Is that character a particle? A part of the previous word? A part of the next one? A word on its own? Etc etc.
    Incidentally, the only people who seem to raise such doubts are the ones who don't know them and don't want to learn So it seems they aren't going away anytime soon They seem useless only from outside. Once you get familiar with them - and with Japanese in general - their usefulness becomes obvious.
    And actually, it seem to be the case with most of the hard to learn things - students keep saying all the time "Why do I have to learn all this useless shit!?" about almost anything.
    And, general consensus seems to be that getting rid of current Japanese writing system would create more problems than it would solve.
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    adamstan got a reaction from Fiddle in Learning Japanese   
    I've been doing WaniKani to learn kanji, and it seems to work for me. It also teaches some vocab along the way, so two birds with one stone   (although it cannot be the only vocab resource, since the words it teaches are there mainly to reinforce the kanji readings)
    Tae Kim's grammar guide is quite useful. Another good one later on, to look up things that might be not found on Tae Kim is "Dictionary of Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Japanese Grammar".
    Also, there's ton of videos about grammar on YT. I started my learning with YesJapan's Japanese From Zero online course (there's also book version), and they have YT channel with pretty good explanations, especially for basics.
    I also really like videos from Misa.
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    adamstan reacted to Yuuko in Learning Japanese   
    This whole thread:
     
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    adamstan reacted to SolidyBrasil in Learning Japanese   
    Looks like a simple post asking for efficiency on studies become a war of "cultural" divergences. Remember guys, it doesn't matter how much you guys ( or even some japanese ) dislikes the writing system. Japan have a complete different culture and as long as THEY'RE happy with this it's not of our concern to suggest they to change anything.
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    adamstan reacted to Soul Hunter in Learning Japanese   
    Yes, just to take things further, I believe EVERY COUNTRY in this world should make optional to its people which language they should learn, and then people would choose the best option for them, independently of what language they would choose, if it happens to be English, so be it, in the Japanese case, if they just want to change the writing system, awesome, if they want to learn English, awesome, if they don't change anything, awesome, I will only have to accept in this case, but switching Japanese to English would take  A LOT of time, cultural changes this large take a lot of time, or don't even happen, so I find this unlikely, changing the writing system is feasible since they already have to learn the Latin alphabet either way (it's mandatory also for them, but what they must use normally is the traditional system), and even this would take a lot of time, you would need to see more foreigners going there and build their schools, their structure, become closer to Japanese people, some of them would try to build companies to make easier to hire foreigners, some others would be conservative and would keep their distance from this type of thing, a lot of things would happen, these things is what built the world as we know right now, and continue building.
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    adamstan reacted to bakauchuujin in Learning Japanese   
    Some people feel oppressed having to learn how to read and write, guess that should be made optional in school, not like it would have any negative effect on the people choosing not to learn it right?
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    adamstan reacted to bakauchuujin in Learning Japanese   
    In that case I think the easier solution for them would just be to scrap japanese and go over to english as their new native language or an optinal native language meaning they don't have to learn japanese at all.
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