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November 19th, 2007 (12:32 am)
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current mood: silly

I need some mocking. My progress has been abysmal to date, so I'm posting my current stats. ^^; Feel free to mock.



wordcount widgets


Hopefully I'll be returning to regular programming once NaNo and JLPT are over. ^_^

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Posted by: Necie (de311_nightluva)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Blue

What is JLPT... is that the test you are having to take for Japanese?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)

Close. It's the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I'm taking it to get an idea of my own proficiency but am not formally taking any classes or what have you. ^_^

Posted by: Maria (reynardine)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 11:08 am (UTC)
saywhat

I'm hardly in a position to mock, being that my own wordcount is about 1000 words behind yours! 頑張りましょう! <--I totally cheated and had to look up that kanji, btw. ;-D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)

頑張れ! (Hang in there!)
負~けるな! (Don't give up!)
晴明の。。。 (Seimei's...)

Oops, that last part shouldn't be in there! :P

We've got almost 12 days to go, so let's do our best! :D

Posted by: Tam Chronin (tamchronin)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Szark - lessons

In the last two days, I have made up ground. Why haven't you???

Mock, mock, mock...mock.

(Oh great, now I sound like a retarded chicken. hehe)

Come on! Pick up the pace and put this baby to bed!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)

Mock, mock, mock...mock.

(Oh great, now I sound like a retarded chicken. hehe)


ROFLMAO! Who's doing the mocking and being mocked here?

I did manage >8k on the weekend which helped but... A little procrastination early on really does hurt on this thing. ^^;;

Hang in there! ^_^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
GH - Cabana Boys

*mock*

Okay, enough of that. *pours tea*

I'll distract Yasuhara so that he'll stop bugging you and derailing your story.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)

Tea! *pounce*

Take him away already! He's been stealing the best parts of scenes and it seems he's bent on teasing Naru something nasty. Some of it's good because it's helping, but some of it's bad. I hope Mai catches on to something he's got in the works... ^^;

And while you're taking Yasuhara-san away, boot Naru will you? He needs to get his act in gear. Actually, Lin-san needs to speak up more too. He's not a geranium after all... >.> *sigh*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)

...Ouch.

And that's all for mocking.

Then again, seeing as I opted out of NaNo this year (due to extra-curricular classes) I have no reason to say anything, really.

Maybe if you take away Naru's tea he'll actually stop being so lackadaisical. Just a suggestion. As for Lin, take the computer away from him. ^o^ I'll borrow Yasuhara, if you don't mind. I need him for a one-shot I'm writing. XD

Good luck!

Edited at 2007-11-19 10:13 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 19th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
GH - Yasuhara - anything you can do

Yasu's pretty popular today. Somehow, I doubt he minds. ^_~

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 20th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 20th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 20th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 20th, 2007 08:25 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 06:59 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
Excerpt
Watanuki- xxxHolic

Love it! Want more! Please?

What case would they be working on?

I wish Del Ray would translate the novels, at least so I don't sound like a moron by asking what's going on. ~_~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 21st, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: Excerpt

*laughs* It'll take a bit of time before I start ULing this to my journal. Up to the first chapter, things were a bit wonky and I have a couple of plot holes large enough to drive a truck through. I've never heard of government offices being open on Saturdays... >.>

This case is an original but takes place after the very last two-volume set (The Home of the Nightmare). It's in that last story that you meet Hirota and Nakai, but I'll be adding enough background from them that the you won't necessarily have had to have read them. I wasn't really thinking of much when I set up the timeframe for this one, but the timing actually creates some interesting problems and issues. I wish they'd be a bit easier to work out and write out though. *sigh*

Glad you liked it! ^_^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 24th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
Continuing...
Out to tea

Is it just me or does space become more squashed on comments? ^_^

I think the people who have incredibly high word counts (some people have 300k+ ?!) are probably working full time on their NaNo and had things pretty thoroughly planned out. At least that's what I suspect.

O_O I wish I had that kind of time! As it is, I'm trying to get out of college (21 more credits to go! Woot!) That leaves me virtually no time.

The nice thing about it is that you can work on something you've already started.

OO! Really? That's great! That I might try. I've been meaning to revise In the Mirror.

Take a peek if you're ever interested. I wrote that for my portfolio just before transferring universities.

Naru's sometimes being a prick and sometimes being nice. It really depends on who he's dealing with and his mood. I still need to tweak one scene where he shocks everyone in the room. Too bad Bou-san wasn't there at the time...

Oh, damn, now you've got me curious! Hurry and write! =P

I was thinking Naru and Kyouya just might get along, so long as the terms were clear. Such as, he's the only one who can order Mai to get him tea. I think Tamaki would scare him. XD That's an amusing thought.

Whoohoo! 33k! 17k to go... >.>

XD That's about where my friend is. And just about where you should be.

Take a tea break. *pours tea and serves cookies* And then back to work! ^_^

That slave driving bit, that's *in addition* to doing NaNo yourself, right? ^_^

More than likely. =D It might be fun to get an outline done in thirty days. My problem is I'm so enthusiastic when I first start off that I go over board. After that, I just get lackadaisical. I need a slave driver myself!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 24th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

*laughs* You should see how it looks on my little Eee. Its screen is only 800 pixels wide. ^^;

I always find it amazing how some people who are incredibly busy somehow find the time to squeeze in something like NaNo and finish. One of the problems with NaNo IMO is that it's just before finals would strike for uni students, so that would make things tough on that front. High schoolers and the working world at least wouldn't have that added stress. ^^;

OO! Really? That's great! That I might try. I've been meaning to revise In the Mirror.

Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to hold off on reading it until after I finish NaNo. (Hopefully 3 more days will see it *done*! ^o^) I don't want the brain to get anymore ideas as I'm trying to tie things up now. Not keep adding more. >.>

*laughs* It's a shame that something written for NaNo is *soooo* not ready to be put up. I've got plot holes the size of Manhattan that need severe filling in. ^^;; Hopefully the plot holes won't munch me while I'm in that process. :P

Yay! Tea! *pounce*

My problem is I'm so enthusiastic when I first start off that I go over board. After that, I just get lackadaisical. I need a slave driver myself!

I hear you. We can get on each other's cases then. Maybe that'll help keep both of us more focussed. ^^; Anyhow, 10k more words. About 3 more days. (I figure 51k is a good minimum as I keep losing words between Open Office and NaNo's word counter. >.> ) Whee! ^o^

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 25th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

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Posted at: November 25th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
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Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 25th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 26th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 27th, 2007 07:40 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 27th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
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Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 30th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 3rd, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Continuing...

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: December 4th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
And again, because it's getting squashed
Plot Bunny

Even my new monitor doesn't like how squashed it gets. How picky!

Yeouch. Not good. >.> Of course, the holidays just brings them out in droves. >.> I think I'll stick to online shopping. ^^;


They're like vampire bats. The other day, one of my co-workers got a customer who wanted her money back but her receipt didn't match the items she was returning. She got nasty. *rolls eyes* We have no problem giving customers their money back, just bring us the right receipt.

Online shopping is the way to go.

Worse than I should've done though.

Be positive. At least you did it. And that's an accomplishment in and of itself.

You should write in whatever language is easiest. Just expect pokes to translate. =P

Are you going to take JPLT1 next year, then?

"That's okay" or "it's okay". :P

...I thought that's what he'd found, but I wasn't sure. From the tone he used when I asked him face-to-face, I thought it might be something like that. But then again, the comment "I think you'll be surprised with the answer I found." is hardly reassuring. *promises to kick him the next time she sees him* Er... you didn't see that. XD

Ah, okay. I'll take a look again when I get back home. ^_^

When I told yamikakyuu that picture inspired Shades of Lust, her reaction was hilarious. Thus saying, I look forward to seeing yours. XD

I meant in terms of for a class. Except for the one poem, HS was all English lit rather than prose. Not hugely fun. ^^;

Ah! I see. I misunderstood the first time, my bad.

British-English Lit or American Lit? I did both in high school and come American Lit I was ready to tear my hair out and scream. Other students kept it muted on how boring they thought it was. I was like... how did these people get published much less remembered?! This is boring!

Yes, I am actually American. Sordid, isn't it? XD Ah, well, I never was one for conventionalism. I liked Shakespeare best anyhow.

Depends on the field and where you got it. Oddly enough, some US unis/colleges and their degrees aren't recognised here.

That actually doesn't surprise me.

I'm working on a specialized religious studies. So I'll hope that's worth something.

Ah, Texas. I see a lot of Texans in Arizona. Their summers are similar. Which means me listening to wimps complaining about a small amount of humidity, grr, snarl.

City council decided against having the train run to the college.

O.O Stark raving mad! Were they smoking something when they decided that?

Congrats! ^o^

Languages are funny that way aren't they. You can use x amount but chances are you really do know much more. I have to admit, I'm a bit curious as to what you learned from your prof in Florida though. O_o Listening maybe?? There's not much left beyond those. ^^;


Thanks! I'm pleased that it went much better. I reserve the right to tell people chatting outside that they need to shut up when people are taking test. That's the biggest reason that did so poorly in the first place.

What did I learn from my former professor? Hmm... I'd say the most I learned was conjugations of verbs, nouns, and adjectives. I don't know if Japanese works the same way--I'm still in the process of learning--but Hebrew is a gender dominated language; so nouns, verbs, adjectives, and numbers all have to agree. Yes, there are masculine and feminine numbers.

Crazy, isn't it? That's practically the extent of what I learned. She didn't teach the verbs according to their classes or anything else. So it was one big jumbled mass that made no sense.

Now I can actually "talk" in coherent sentences. Except for yesterday when I confused the word 'room' with 'friend' and accidentally said I had four friends living with me. The teacher asked how many friends were living in my house.

Professor: "Cama chaverim b-bayit?" How many friends do you have living in your house?

Me mistranslating: "Yesh li arba-ah chederim b-bayit."
I have four rooms in my house.

Professor: "You have four girlfriends living with you?!"

Me: *blinks* "Wait. What?"

~_~ I don't even want to know what the professor was thinking when I said that.

Anyhow! I've babbled enough, I think. Time to sleep. Lilah Tov!

Edited at 2007-12-04 09:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: December 7th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: And again, because it's getting squashed

*laughs* I'm back on Mokkun, so things don't look that bad. :P

I have to admit, I'm always amazed at how rude shoppers can be. >.>

Writing the JLPT was actually informative. This year was one of the few years when I was a bit panicky on a test compared to usual, which is quite self-defeating. I'm hoping the exposure will make it easier to handle so it won't be so bad next year. >.>

You should write in whatever language is easiest. Just expect pokes to translate. =P

Are you going to take JPLT1 next year, then?


*laughs* GH fanfic is one of the things that is easier to write in Japanese than in English for me because the characters' speech styles are more pronounced in my head in Japanese. ^^; That said, I wouldn't expect translations though. :P

I think I will. Pass or fail, I'm thinking JLPT1 would be good to go for next year. (Provided I study that is. If I don't study JLPT2 will become shaky as well since my language level is rapidly going downhill.) ^^;

British-English Lit or American Lit? I did both in high school and come American Lit I was ready to tear my hair out and scream. Other students kept it muted on how boring they thought it was. I was like... how did these people get published much less remembered?! This is boring!

British, American, and Canadian Lit. >.> British lit was fun. I really liked reading parts from the Cantebury Tales and Faerie Queen. Shakespeare was okay, too, but Gr. 11 and 12 were pretty dull for Eng. since it was more rote learning and dull stuffs. Actually, come to think of it, there was a fair amount of Canadian content in our lit studies. *shrug* I think I had more fun (and headaches) with French lit. :P

[City council decided against having the train run to the college.]

O.O Stark raving mad! Were they smoking something when they decided that?


*laughs* That was my opinion and reaction too. I mean, what city doesn't run train service to the post-sec institutions?! However, our esteemed City Council has decided that more people would be served by ramming the line up the middle of the west rather than running it to the college (southern part of the west part of the city). I guess the best we can hope for now is that a subsequent council will decide to run a feeder line to the college that'll feed into the main western line or something. >.>

What did I learn from my former professor? Hmm... I'd say the most I learned was conjugations of verbs, nouns, and adjectives. I don't know if Japanese works the same way--I'm still in the process of learning--but Hebrew is a gender dominated language; so nouns, verbs, adjectives, and numbers all have to agree. Yes, there are masculine and feminine numbers.

Ah, okay. Sounds like my first few years learning French. A bunch of flash cards with miscellaneous pronouns and conjugated verbs. We didn't even learn how to conjugate the verbs for different pronouns at that point. (Gr. 5&6) >.>

Japanese is and isn't gender specific. It's not like say French where words are either masculine (ex. un stylo (a pen)) or feminine (ex. une télévision (a t.v.)), but there are word endings that women use (ex wakarimasen (I don't know/understand)) compared to what men use ('wakaran'). Mixing them up makes for rough-sounding women or effeminate men. Or the truly bizarre foreigner speaking. ^^;; Thankfully, there are no male or female numbers in Japanese. ^^;;

In any case, it's dinner time! *goes hunting for food...* :P

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