I HAVE NOTHING ELSE, YOUR HONOUR. :DDDDDDDDDDD
UGH WHY DO I LOVE THEM SO MUCH :( It's like blah blah, Plotty McPlot, Byakuran is playing games with Shou-chan, wait did that dude seriously bathe in lava, YAY RYOHEI TO THE EXTREME, base teleportation... OH LOOK YAMAMOTO AND GOKUDERA ARE BEING TOTALLY GAY SO I FORGOT WHAT ELSE WAS GOING ON! >.>
0010 - On the KoL front, 23 more days until I never have to farm filthy lucre again. *\o/* got my snifftome back in December, now I just need the familiar. >:D
0011 - I realised earlier this week that when it comes to manga, quality of writing is completely unimportant. I mean, first off it's not even writing quality but translation quality, really, since I'm currently unable to read manga in its original form. I prefer translations that use correct English, but as long as I understand what's going on, I'm not really fussed. Though I do get annoyed at mistranslations -- like, the most widely distributed Bleach scanlation completely messes up a line by Renji in chapter 52 (he actually says on page 13 that he and Rukia are from the same Kuchiki clan, ahhahaha NO.) -- only reading further did I discover that it was a mistake. I've become comfortable enough with written Japanese to look things up for myself based on the raw if I'm in doubt, so even these are not a huge deal. So for me, manga is primarily a visual medium -- the constructions translated directly from Japanese (e.g. "the confused me", referring to interlocutors by their name rather than personal pronouns) and over-abundant run-on sentences would send me screaming in horror from straight prose, but in manga, the text moves into the background and I read only for meaning, never for language. Bizarrely enough, this has helped me make progress in my study of kanji. Oh, brain.
0100 - On that note -- updated list of stuff I'm reading/have read/am considering reading.
BLEACH (LOVE. NO WORDS FOR HOW MUCH. LOVE MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD.)
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Love.)
Fullmetal Alchemist (Love.)
Skip Beat (Like.)
Vampire Knight (Like.)
From Eroica with Love (just started)
Fairy Tail (stalled)
Hikaru no Go (I completely adore it, but I have zero interest in fandom and shipping)
Hunter x Hunter
Tried but couldn't get into:
Let Dai [manwha] (Liked!)
Death Note (HATED.)
Prince of Tennis (Liked.)
Zombie Powder (Liked.)
0101 - Speaking of studying kanji, I have learned the stroke order and meaning for 50 of them (while at the same time studying grammar). I've covered the extreme grammar basics so far and learned about 200 words, and I'm trying to decide whether I should keep reading about more complex grammar (with the purpose of having a *general* understanding of where I'm going, since I'm not new to learning languages and I think I would benefit from having an overview) or start doing memory drills for vocabulary, adjective/adverb formation, and verb conjugations. Either way, I want to study the readings for the kanji I've already learned -- most of them are really straightforward, so it shouldn't take too long. I'm at a point where I think it'll be helpful to start setting concrete goals for what I want to accomplish by X point in time. I don't want to take on too much, though, because it's really easy to get discouraged that way.
Well, back to writing! :D :D :D