よつばと! Reading club

I don’t think we planned a break, we just… stopped. Though that is kind of the established pattern.

I’m about ready for the next volume also. Though I was ready to continue on straight away. :stuck_out_tongue: (And oof, it’s been almost a month since the last volume.)

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I thought we were giving あずま time to draw more comics.

I’m still working through volumes 7 and 8, since I started at 9 in Japanese, so I haven’t been in any kind of hurry. But I’m ready to read along when we start back up again.

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I wasn’t in much of a rush to start the next volume, with everything that was going on in March and April, but it feels like things are starting to settle down for me now, so I’m ready whenever :slight_smile:

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I was actually thinking of starting back up, since things have calmed down a bit. :stuck_out_tongue:

Give me a few hours and I’ll get it set up. :+1:

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Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? :older_woman:

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So, I was chatting last night to @OmukaiAndi on the Study Discord thread about the Japanese Bookclub discord (which is where the Laid Back Camp bookclub does its weekly readings), and I got to thinking…

… a few years ago I watched a youtube video of a bunch of guys reading vol.1 of Yotsuba, and it was great. Everyone took a turn reading a panel or a page or something and then discussed the meaning and the grammar etc.

I’d love to do that, especially with Yotsuba. This could be a project for the Yotsuba bookclub when it gets to the end of vol 14 perhaps, or we could start any time. I reckon something like that would be great! We could start with volume one, or even a later volume. If we told everyone on the forums in advance, I’m sure plenty of people would be interested.

It could be a straight reading (like the LBC group does), or it could be something like Foxumon does, where everything is broken down. So, everyone turns up, and takes it in turns to read (by allotting characters, or just taking speech bubbles in turn), and then go over the grammar and whatnot. It could be pitched at higher level readers, or at total beginners (I’d prefer the latter of course! lol!).

What do you think?

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Well, it’ll probably be at least a year until volume 15 comes out, so I guess we will have some time on our hands. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Indeed!

All we have to decide is…

  1. starting date (some time after we finish vol 14)
  2. what time slot?
  3. which volume to read (vol 1 makes sense, but it doesn’t have to be vol 1)
  4. will it be a straight read-through, or will we stop at each page to go over grammar and vocab?

I reckon this could be great!

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In my case, the timezone might cause problems - or not, there’s no reason why we couldn’t do this with more than one group composition.

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Sounds fun.

  1. I’d say a normal read-through with people asking questions after every page if they have any.
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I’d be interested in this. Timezones are probably the hardest part in getting this organised though. Where is everyone located? I’m in Australia.

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The LBC group does their reading at 6.20pm Japan time on a Saturday night.
Which is: 2020-05-23T09:20:00Z

We wouldn’t want to take their slot, so how about a couple of hours earlier, for example, or later?

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Anything around that time should be good for me. If that particular time is good for multiple timezones, we could do 6:20 PM JST on a different day. Whatever works best for everyone.

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Haha! I don’t think I’ll be available at 2:20 a.m., unfortunately. :stuck_out_tongue:

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What’s the latest at night, or earliest in the morning, you could make it?

Such a lack of commitment. :wink:

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Would something like 12 PM JST work? That would be 1 PM for me, and 8 PM for @Kazzeon. Not sure what other timezones we’re also juggling though. :slight_smile:

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12 noon JST would be perfct for me (obviously!) and might just do the trick! Kazzeon?
The time for everyone else should appear here: 2020-05-23T03:00:00Z
Once we have the time settled, we can fix a date.
Before, or after, we read vol14?

I was trying to remember where you lived. Somehow completely forgot it was in Japan. :joy:

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8 is fine for me. :slight_smile:

About the date… :thinking:

If we wait until after Volume 14, it’d be around September, and that’s a long way ahead.

I say it’d be better sooner.

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