夏目友人帳 - Natsume's Book of Friends Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)

Y-YOU’RE SO EXCITING :durtle_love::durtle_love:

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WHAT IS THE DURTLE???

(also you guys are great)

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So I’m getting a bit of a headstart (Because I can be unbelievably slow and I have a lot of down time at work right now) and to get my notes ready I’m making little post-its, but can someone explain how the Google Docs will work? Will each chapter tab have separate columns that just aren’t filled out yet or how will we input things. I was reading through the instructions and didn’t quite see a format on following tabs.

I’m really excited to be starting this!

I’ve just added the column headers to the chapter tabs based on what we used in Non Non Biyori.

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Thank you! That’s super helpful and makes a lot more sense now!

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You could also have a look at the non non google doc if you want to see roughly how it will look filled in :blush:

Chapter 1’s discussion thread is up! Looking forward to reading with you all ^^

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I don’t watch anime, so I’m not familiar with this story. But since it looks like fun, I decided to give reading it a shot. I don’t know if it’ll go well for me, but I have hope. :slight_smile: I appreciate all the work everyone has already put into the google spreadsheet. Thanks!

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So, in response to a small (slightly off-topic!) discussion that happened in the Chapter 1 thread, starting around about here:

it seems there may be some support for spending two weeks on Chapter 2, in the same way we have done for Chapter 1.

The next Beginner Book Club pick, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, is scheduled to start one week after we are supposed to finish reading Natsume. In other words there is currently a break of one week between finishing this and starting the next book. The proposal is to spend two weeks on Chapter 2, pushing back our end date by one week and using up that week of buffer. We would still be spending just one week each on Chapters 3 and 4.

Would you support this, or would you prefer to stick to the current schedule?

  • Spend longer on Chapter 2
  • Stick with the current schedule

0 voters

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Well, it looks nearly unanimous so far, so seems like we should spend two weeks on chapter 2. @MissMisc, could you update the schedule in the OP? Maybe the chapter 2 thread will need to make the change clear as well…

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Done! I’ll include something in the Chapter 2 thread as well ^^

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started reading it today. I’ve heard good things about this series

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Natsume Yuujinchou (Volume 1) - Kitsun deck available!

Link: https://kitsun.io/store/detail/5c464e522b18830b96f9a427 (you need to be signed up to access)

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What’s in the deck?

This deck covers vocabulary from the first volume of the Natsume Yuujinchou manga, ordered by first appearance. The vocabulary list (378 words total) is from the compilation made by the Wanikani community in the Beginner Book Club (you guys <3).

Why choose this deck?

  • The manga is awesome - read it.

  • Words are listed with the same order as they show up in the manga.

  • Words are displayed the same way they are in the manga. For example, words commonly written in kanji but that are displayed in hiragana in the manga will be taught as hiragana. This makes your reading experience easier.

  • Dictionaries like Jisho, Weblio and Goo are at the distance of a single click.

  • All words contain Part of Speech (Noun, adjective, etc).

  • All words contain the page and the chapter they’re in as tags. This makes it easy to know where you stand in terms of deck progress, compared to the manga.

  • I also added an English => Japanese layout for those wanting to practice recall. To deactivate it, go to “Deck => Edit deck => Layout Filtering” and deactivate the layout “E => J”.

Some images:


Lessons:

print2


Search:

print1

What’s coming next?

  • Fix some duplicated cards.
  • Improve meanings to be more loyal to the manga.
  • Add clickable links for some references to the note section.
  • Add missing vocabulary.

Any reporting you wish to do should be done in the respective deck’s thread on the Kitsun forums.


I want to thank @hinekidori for allowing me to use a template version 100% based on his own (I’m shameless). I also want to thank @neicul for helping me modifying the template (he’s shameless too).


@Radish8 It is done :wink:

@gojarappe :heart:

EDIT: @MissMisc I can’t edit your main post. Could you add this deck to it please? :slight_smile:

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Nice!

Did you just use the reading group’s vocabulary list?

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Yup :slight_smile: The only thing missing from that file are the links you guys had in the notes. I’ll add them once I finish adding the Parts of Speech.

Also, the EN => JP and the JP => Meaning/Reading are in two separated cards. I prefer separating Recall from Recognition. Been doing that on the Core 10k and it has been working just fine.


Also, this was a good learning experience for future decks :grin:

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I wonder how complete it is :thinking: I didn’t have time to add much to it after chapter 1 (not sure about others). Looks like you’re gonna have to read Nastume :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Yeah, if I hadn’t been doing them manually this would have been a good solution. Though I found doing recall alongside helped me to learn words which were much more unfamiliar due to new kanji.

:laughing: :ok_hand:

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I am :rofl: That’s why I needed the deck :3

The cards do come together. You first see “JP => Reading/Meaning” and then immediately you’ll see “EN => JP”. So seeing them together will still work. What having them separated allows is that if you get “EN => JP” wrong but “JP => Reading/Meaning” right, the SRS itself will make sure to separate them SRS-wise. You get to work Recall/Recognition like you should.

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You could just suffer and look up words as you go like the rest of us. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Who knows… I actually might :stuck_out_tongue:

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Not that I actually read Natsume :joy:

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