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  1. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    Whoa, what was that weird security check screen I got when posting?
  2. Petrikow's Avatar
    It's a legendary game.

    In so many aspects.
  3. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    By the way, can the community edition be played without handing out my IP address. Playing against real players is more fun and I occasionally learn tricks from having by butt handed to me, but I generally think its a bad idea to give out your IP to random people.
  4. fumei's Avatar
    Doing anki for kanji and vocab, and after a while immersing yourself in simpler media, while also reading grammar on the side is probably the most efficient way I can think of, honestly. Anki is boring, yes, but it's the most efficient way to get that foundation down. Once you start learning more grammar and reading stuff, the main point of grammar studying shouldn't be like what you did back in school or anything, it should preferably expose you to the grammar rules so that your mind has something to work with when reading, and you can then later go back and polish grammar as well.

    I'd say this is most efficient mostly because 1) immersion learning is way better for retention and learning than just hammering words into your head. You'll have a way easier time picking up, remembering, and recalling words when you see them in context, and you'll quickly find how words are used etc., and 2) it's just so much more fun. Studying Anki with a textbook on the side is BORING as all hell. Even if you have to start off by reading some children's book or something, there's still a huge dopamine rush from being able to read even a passage and understanding kinda what they're talking about, and then eventually you'll be able to move on to stuff that's actually fun to read as well.

    But, most importantly, all that has to come after an actual foundation has been laid, and the best way to do that is just to study with anki for some time initially.
  5. Temflakes403's Avatar
    Anki gets the most results by far. It's a bitch to keep it as a habit, but it's the most surefire way to build vocabulary. Bruteforcing will be *WAY* less eficient, and you probably won't remember like 90% of what you read, it works well when you actually use it to remember the words that were in anki, and it will be *SLOW*.
  6. Petrikow's Avatar
    Anki might be boring but it gets results.

    Thinking you'll learn 'like a baby would' is misguided. You are no longer a baby sir. You'll have to learn as an adult does, the hard way.

    The majority of the Japanese lexicon are Chinese loanwords, which often come in the shape of 2-kanji compounds. Thinking of them as compounds can be tricky at times however. Some kanji have no purpose outside a compound, others do.
  7. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Comun
    Necro is encouraged, even.
    Nice.
  8. Comun's Avatar
    Necro is encouraged, even.
  9. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    Also, one of the mods directed me to a pretty old thread on learning Japanese. Do people here care about necroing threads?
  10. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran
    I can't say I disagree with that, and Manaka herself opens up some interesting possibilities, storywise - though I admit, I'm only passingly familiar with Prototype. Still, perhaps I should look into joining . . .?
    Go ahead, its open! (Super late response, I am painfully aware. Sorry about that.)
  11. Kieran's Avatar
    I can't say I disagree with that, and Manaka herself opens up some interesting possibilities, storywise - though I admit, I'm only passingly familiar with Prototype. Still, perhaps I should look into joining . . .?
  12. aldeayeah's Avatar
    godspeed ryuusoul, takajun and all the rest

    may life treat you well

    o7

    i can only assume Message is now developing installers for some major software company
  13. Bookworm Luke's Avatar
    Mirror Moon's contribution could not be understated. Type Moon's popularity in the English-speaking world was greatly bolstered by Mirror Moon's translation.
    "Baby's First Type Moon" was Mirror Moon's Fate translation a lot of the time.
    They should retire with pride knowing that they laid the foundation of the fandom.
  14. Bookworm Luke's Avatar
    More than a decade ago, in its first incarnation, Beast's Lair was a forum of a fansite called The Moonlit World.
    "Ahnenerbe" was a little relic from that time. It refers to the coffee shop hangout in Nasuverse.
  15. Criarino's Avatar
    Another god has fallen
  16. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aldeayeah
    Welcome!
    Thanks!
  17. Cypher Attic's Avatar
    I saved this post as a draft and got super confused. Figured it out though
  18. aldeayeah's Avatar
    Welcome!