ヨコハマ買い出し紀行 (Intermediate Book Club)

We post discussion in the individual threads for each reading - this home thread is just to keep it all together. You can find the links in the OP.

Think it’s more old-man dialect than Osaka dialect…

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Aha. Will now watch those and move further discussion there.

Familiar either way! (Laugh)

遠いや etc. — maybe おっさん語?:grinning:

The radical for 趣 stumped me though. Finally found it (そうにょう 7 strokes). Looked like six strokes to me and I didn’t recognize it as run!

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Even though it says “radical”, those are not “real” japanese radical but instead any part of the kanji.
For instance, you can see 又 in here and 耳 as well, and that’s enough to narrow it down:

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I try to do half an hour to an hour every night with a couple of marathon sessions each week either on the weekend or on light work days. For me, reading before bed is pretty relaxing but reading during the day is better for my patience/comprehension.

I’m a big fan of Multi-Radical Kanji Search, which lets you look up kanji by typing in WK radical names.

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Never fear, the next week is here!

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So it is the third week already… 0: I haven’t started yet :caught_durtling:

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:man_shrugging:

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The time has come.

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(three weeks ago)

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The stars were not aligned yet for @Redglare. The time is now.

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I have exams next week :see_no_evil:

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The time was actually later.

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And here’s the last week of this club.

I think it’s a really nice series and I’ll probably read it until the end. However, I don’t think I’ll keep putting up weekly threads. If anyone wants the club to continue in a structured way, feel free to take control.

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It seems I missed all of the club activity, even though I own this manga. Wow. :joy:

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Not too late to catch up! It’s actually a pretty quick read (especially if you’re willing to just go for the gist of what the old man says–parsing his dialect in full might take ages).

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I don’t think anyone has volunteered yet, right? There hasn’t been that much discussion in the threads so how do people feel about having one thread per volume every three weeks? Everyone can read the chapters at their own pace but then we just have a place to share thoughts. Or biweekly threads for half volumes? I’ve never created book club threads before but I wouldn’t mind creating a thread every few weeks.

Or we could just continue reading and post comments here in the main thread.

Here’s a poll:

  • One thread every three weeks (one volume per thread)
  • One thread every two weeks (half a volume per thread)
  • No schedule, just continue here in the main thread
  • I won’t participate anymore
  • Something else (leave a comment)
  • Just let me click poll options all day long

0 voters

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I can’t commit to any particular schedule (though 3 weeks per volume does seem doable), but I do think it makes sense to have a thread per volume, so I voted for the three weeks option.

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Yes, I also voted mainly for the „one thread per volume“ option because it gives some structure, and the structure is also reflected in the reading material itself. I guess the discussion will tune down a bit after two or three volumes anyway, so even if the thread feels a bit full right now, that will resolve itself after a while.
(And the pace sounds doable as well.)

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Those who want to continue seem to be fine with the one thread per volume option, so here is the thread for volume 2!

We’ll find out what happens beyond the cliffhanger and we might see a reappearance of the ミサゴ but will we learn more about the background story?

(By the way, how do you link to a topic with one of those nice previews? => Solved :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:)

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You just insert the link as-is, like so:

i.e. this looks like this in the editor:

https://community.wanikani.com/t/x/54555
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