1) No, there's no extra reading for writing the 5big paper, that was the uni webpage lying (they're also lying about the due date, but that
was a matter of three days - I mean, just to note how they're being Very Professional)
2) Thus far, the part about the dialects has been repetition of what I did this autumn, just in my native language and in far more detail. So it's somewhere between "convenient repetition" and "wow I knew all of this already", and let's hope it continues like that.
INSTEAD, let's talk about how my incentive for finally learning Japanese
arrived in the post( cut for pics )
I should probably write something about that, I guess, but the long and short of it is that ever since I discovered this half-scanlated masterpiece three years ago, I've been kinda serious
about learning Japanese, because - I guess - I finally
have an excuse.
So yeah, those things I said about fic in the last post? My prejudices and internalised resentment of the fangirl was not limited to that. I'll claim to be into comics and cartoons (no, I'll never call it "sequential art" and "animated film"), but the truth of it is that at least half of what I've consumed of those artforms since I was sixteen or so has been from Japan, and if that had been in any other language
, then I'd sat down to learn it years ago, for sure. My ambitions about learning French might've started with some studies I read for my MA that didn't bother translating the French excerpts it used to illustrate the evolution of a certain novel format, but these days? Sure, I still want to learn French, but that's mostly because of the infuriatingly slow translation of Spirou et Fantasio
But French has, well, it has history
, it has class
, it has a number of things to say about half of Europe's languages but English most pressingly, but Japanese is weabo and certainly
when you're doing it because of the comics. The hilarious part is that I have absolutely no prejudices against other people
learning it just for the comics, but desperately want to distance myself from it even if people IRL can clearly witness my FMA thermos mug.
And now I've paid enough money for Takemiya Keiko - oh, you don't want to know
the story of me and the DVDs for Towards The Terra
- for this to be justified. Hiragana level:
Practiced the s-row today