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Golden Time
Golden Time
Nov 16, 2013 6:46 PM
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Moe Kare!!
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Feb 23, 2010 7:08 PM
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humbledsoul5121 Dec 25, 2010 11:36 AM
Merry Christmas!
Tsumayouji Sep 30, 2010 10:17 PM
All I have to say is AMEN! Haha. Yeah, it's hard to imagine people still arguing the opposing position when there are eloquent and patient people such as yourself trying to point out the error in their thinking.

I have to admit that as far as mp3s go, I don't really buy them. That's not to do with a lack of support for music, but more to do with the fact that I like having the actual CD. I am one of those weird, rare breed who still buys CDs and listens to them over and over and over again in my car. Actually, CDs are sort of a guilty pleasure. You know how everyone has that one thing they love buying? Well, my two are anime and CDs. My friend actually introduced me to a band called Ludo the other week via youtube, and I loved them so much, I bought two of their albums that night. I bought them used through amazon (WOOHOO AMAZON! BOOCHYEA!), but I still bought em. ^_0

I actually feel a bit bad because I recently bought the game Bayonetta on sale from Best Buy for $20 brand new, and I'm loving the game so much that it certainly deserved the initial $60 price tag. But, eh! Who am I turn away an awesome deal? ^_^ The game is horribly, ragingly sexist, but mah! It is just so pretty, the controls are awesome, and all the details concerning gameplay are fabulous (and I've thus far only found one typo in all the text, and considering that I'm a grammar Nazi, that fills me with joy =D). Plus the story is very engaging. And the voice acting is top notch. And...uh, well, I'll stop gushing and promoting the game now. Hehe.

Ahhhh. ToraDora. I have not seen that, meself. I've heard the name before, but know nothing about it. At least I know it has a ridiculously cute tiger. That's incentive, right? Anywho, I hope you have an absolutely, stunningly wonderful day!

Ciao!
Tsumayouji Sep 27, 2010 2:13 PM
Not a problem. Glad that someone took the time to read it. =D It just has always bothered me when people claim that everything should be free, or that it's okay to take enjoyment from something without paying, and then get mad when something they try to sell gets stolen. It's like they don't realize that what they're doing is the same as an employer who just decides not to pay them that week. Like if you worked at Best Buy and your boss just told you, 'Well, the customers want your service for free, so we're not paying you this week. Tough and too bad.' I don't know. When it comes to entertainment, we seem to have a weird blind spot when it comes to economical ethics. That's not to say that the entertainment industry isn't corrupt. There are several aspects of it that are, but still, 'fighting' that corruption by just flat out stealing and then claiming that the industry is rich so it's cool is selfish. Haha. But, you already seem to understand that, so I'll just get off my soapbox before it collapses entirely. ^_~

By the way, I ADORE your profile pic. It fills me with all sorts of happy.
Raidanzoup Jul 12, 2010 4:52 PM
Oh, no problem. :) Yeah, I have an account under the same name there, but I haven't uploaded anything in ages/anything worth while, but feel free to check it out. I might actually dump a bunch of doodles there before vacation ends, tho. I hate my scanner :1
Raidanzoup Jul 11, 2010 5:50 PM
Hi there, I was just on your DA page and read your opinion and preferences on digital art vs. the traditional medium, and I must say I completely agree. That is all! :)
Zealous May 6, 2010 10:39 PM
The one from a couple days ago? Haha I wouldn't worry about something like that. :P
Zealous May 6, 2010 4:50 PM
The talent agent thing was just a thought. It would be pretty fun, I won't lie about that. But, I imagine I'd have to make some changes to what I'm majoring in.

I like your advice on going for something really specific. My whole life I've always been that kind of Jack of all trades. Good or ok at just about everything, bad at some things and not great at anything. I want to be great at something! Maybe two things. :(
Zealous May 4, 2010 12:02 AM
I don't have a job right now. It's strange because I felt like I had, dare I say it, more time when I was working and going to school than I do now that I'm just going to school. I wonder what it is.

I've decided to (after exams) start working on pushing back my wake-up time to 5 AM. I feel as though there is more time in the day if I wake up early and go to bed whenever I'm tired. Or, rather, they seem more fulfilling? Haha.

I'm sure once you get used to the new schedule you'll start to feel more energetic. Keep at it. ;)

I'm still at a loss for what I want to do career-wise after graduating. I'm just not sure exactly what my choices are, nor do I have any idea of how much I could get paid for those choices. I know that teaching English is an option, but.. One thing that came to mind was to try and become a talent agent. Multilingualism could be pretty useful for something like that. But, I'm unsure of the rest of the skills, and I'm not 100% sure that would be something I'd want to do. Any ideas? D:

I need to learn how to do all those silly emoticons that Japanese people use on-line. haha
Zealous May 3, 2010 12:34 AM
*pat* *pat* There, there..

Haha, I'm pretty worn out. ^^ To be honest, I'm kind of lonely here. I'm also kind of worried about school. I have midterms this week. Just two, though. I think I'll be ok. I'm using Anki to study for them. :)

Tonight, I am studying for my International Studies midterm, which I think will be the easier of the two. Tomorrow night I'll be studying for my biology mid-term, which I think will be easy to study for (she basically tells us "this is going to be on the exam", so I definitely won't fail the exam, but...) Basically, I'm just going to add all the exam questions/answers to Anki and review them, and any other information I think will be useful (like just key features of different terrains, stuff about evolution, etc) and then just read over my notes to kind of refresh on anything obscure.

(. .) <- I thought this was such an adorable face. Haha, simple, but really cute. Maybe I'm just weird.

What's gotten you so tired? Working hard I presume?
Vikopaulum May 1, 2010 2:45 AM
Ha, it works ^^
Thank you very much for your help!
Vikopaulum Apr 30, 2010 9:49 AM
Photobucket.
Vikopaulum Apr 30, 2010 7:45 AM
It's saved onto my computer, but for some reason the picture doesn't show.
Vikopaulum Apr 28, 2010 11:30 AM
A while back I asked how to upload my membercard. I just noticed that instead of showing the picture it shows a red cross. Always hated that stupid thing ^^ but i don't know how to get it away.
May I bother you again by asking how to?
Zealous Apr 14, 2010 1:05 PM
I'll definitely let you know if I see anything I can say anything about. While I'm not the best of artists (especially drawing, heh), I have picked up a few things here and there from being around the animation tutors at the tutoring center where I worked. And, you remind me of me when I talk to Japanese people. "Please PLEAAAASSEEEE!!!! tell me if I make mistakes or something sounds off.. It's the only way I can learn from my mistakes!" And yet.. no one says anything unless I really goof up. :(

One tip I picked up though was to, if you're going to draw some character or object from a book or whatever, flip it upside down and draw it as you see it (also upside down). You'd be surprised how well it turns out.

The placement test was just an oral interview, then she had me read some katakana words (didn't even bother asking me to read hiragana or kanji, wtf?), and then I had to read about a situation like "You and Mr. Suzuki see someone. Ask him if that wasn't Mr. Tanaka" to which I desperately wanted to say 「ねぇ、鈴木さんよ、 あの奴、田中さんじゃなかったっすか?」 But, you know, I probably would have gotten docked for being informal. So, I think I just said something like, 「あの人は、田中さんではありませんでしたか?」. You know how it is.. I actually had to say something about my study of kanji. I felt a bit arrogant the whole time, but at the same time I felt as though I had been "put in my place." She was going to have me write my two favorite kanji (to which I probably would have written ones that don't exist in Japanese lol). But then she said "oh, wait, えっと、あの、maybe it would be better if I told you and you write." So, I got to write 大学、日本語、and some other easy word. *sob* I mean if I would have had to write words like 魑魅魍魎、未確認飛行物体、炊飯器、or phrases like 我思う故に我あり I'd be all over it. Haha, but she just said "you have the writing but we focus on speaking because if you have trouble and don't understand something you could ask.." The whole time, I'm thinking, I can already ask for help. D: ねえ、〇〇ちゃん、「hello」って日本語でなんていう?・これは、完全にわかんないから、教えてくれない?・「3D映画が見たい」ってどういう意味? Oh well.. /rant

I've tried textbooks.. But you know,.. digging around in the dictionary is much more interesting. Kind of like being out in the field as a biologist looking for new species. Everytime you find one (discover the meaning of a new word or phrase) you feel successful. I don't get that out of textbooks where everything is just kind of given to you, and in turn your job is to internalize it. It's why I can't use bilingual dictionaries. I just sit there and read the examples and compare the Japanese to the translations. None of them get tossed into Anki. It's weird. Because I'm very much interested in finding the true meaning of things. Like.. 絶対 might be described as meaning "absolutely" but, I'm interested in the definition because it makes me feel as though I'm understanding it the way the Japanese do. And, that's my ultimate goal, to have that native feel and ability of Japanese.

Anyways, I think you're right. I will probably discover new techniques for improving. If not, at least it will act as a backbone for my own studies. On days where I may be too tired to motivate myself, I can kind of fall back on the fact that "agh, I have to have this down by 2:00!" haha

How are things going for you? Your studies progressing? Feeling better about being back in the states? :)
Zealous Apr 13, 2010 11:41 PM
Yeah, well, I'm guilty of setting high standards, too. And, it makes me miserable all the time. So, you know, when I see something that's good, you can trust me when I say it is. Or something to that effect.

You have to remember that drawing, and art in general, along with everything else, it just a result of tons and tons of practice and dedication. I know you don't like Khatz all that much, but one thing I've got from him that I really do believe is that everything has a price, which is a good thing. It means, everything can be bought. Whether it's a new skill, or whatever. In the case of drawing, it's just the amount of time and the amount of drawings that count. So, if you want to draw a good circle, then draw 1000, 2000 circles. I bet you'll get better at it. And that sort of thing.

By the way, it's safe to send to my new address. Since that's where I'll be for the next two years it looks like. I seriously extended the time I'll be spending on an undergrad. degree by transferring so late in the game. There's 55 credits I need for my major (25 of which are language credits). And, seeing as I didn't test out of even level one Japanese, I'm kind of stuck taking it all from the beginning. Not testing out of any of the classes has really made me wonder what I've been doing all this time. I mean, the test wasn't even that thorough.. and I reviewed my performance, and I made so many mistakes just because I wasn't sure what was going on.

Sooo, I'm just like "errrm, so what should I be doing?" you know? The way I'm thinking that my Japanese project would have developed on its own would have been like: Learn to write characters (kanji and kana) -> Learn to read -> Learn to understand spoken Japanese -> Begin output (at which point I would tweak my accent wherever necessary). -> Continue input until thoughts are entirely in Japanese and accent is native-like, and literacy level is native/academic level. But, it seems the school wants to do it like: Learn to speak and understand spoken word -> Learn to read and write. Basically what I would have to do is practice with videos/CDs until I'm able to replicate the same act in real life. I'll let you know how that all works out this summer. ~