少女終末旅行 Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)

Oh, okay, thanks! I’m going to bed now so I thought I’d say before that:D

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Hey there. :slight_smile: I’m good, real busy, so I’ll have to make some time for all the book clubs. :exploding_head:

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Too late now…it wasn’t updated when I started down this deep dark hole…
…and I’m stubborn and don’t give up that easy!

I’m already underwater…so what’s a few more drops of water … was it ice or tsunamis…wait a minute I live on the west cost close to the ocean…umm… :ocean:

I thought it was going to be an earthquake that got me, not the crabigator!

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First chapter is here!

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Hey everyone. I put together a video to read through page 6 and break down the grammar into hopefully a simple explanation. I plan on doing this for the rest of the book as I read through it. If anyone has any comments please let me know, especially ideas to improve the video content. I tried to keep the video short instead of having one long 30 minute video for the whole chapter. I went through this with my Japanese tutor, so hopefully there are no mistakes in the video. Sorry if you find any.

SPOILER alert, don’t click if you don’t want to see page 6 :slight_smile:
https://youtu.be/rHMtJPiJwtE

(P.S. I’ve studied Japanese for 10 years and lived there fore 1.5 years, I am lvl 4 WK, because I love WK and I wish it was available 10 years ago. So going through partly for fun, also there are still a bunch of words WK teaches that I don’t know, because Japanese is むり.)

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It’s 経った not たった(ただ), as discussed in the week one thread. No sarcasm involved.

Edit: well, I thought it was mentioned in the week one thread, but I’m trying to link it and now I can’t find it being explained. I think we got all distracted talking about すら.
Anyway week one discussion is here

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I feel like the video layout did improve, also putting in the boxes little by little makes it easier to follow.
Little bit of critique:
To add onto what QuackingShoe said, you said yourself in the video that the translation doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense for that sentence, so maybe that’s the point where you should try and actually check the translation again, with or without the help of a native speaker. (Also I‘m not sure if there actually was consensus on すら in the Week 1 thread, but it might just be a dialect of かしら, which would make more sense to me).
Also I think you wrote すっと instead of ずっと a few times which isn’t the same thing, but that’s a minor point.
I do feel like you improved on the „rambling“ part (except that I probably wouldn’t spend so much time on explaining まあ, just giving a fitting explanation for the context would be enough I feel).
But good job on improving some of the points from the Shirokuma video. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Chapter 2 is here! :tada:

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ありがとう! So lots has happened between this week and last…almost to level 8…soon! Also have been learning more grammar.

Still have a lot of the new grammar to put into practice, but it’s been really helpful. I just reread chapter 1 with all my notes and don’t really have any more hard questions (I think). The crabigator has granted many new Kanji that are very useful this week. Along with new grammar, this read through was a lot more pleasurable and made me laugh a little. I may be really annoyed in a couple of hours from now, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter :wink:

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Out of idle curiosity, has anyone else been reading this in English?

Has anyone finished this in English?

I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m on volume 4. In Japanese though. It’s still within what was covered in the anime so I haven’t yet read anything new.

I finished it in English some months ago.

Oh, good. I think… I think I need someone to hold me…

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Oh, no. :confounded:

What’s the point in the spoiler tag if you’re just gonna read them anyway? :stuck_out_tongue:

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Clickity-click. :weary:

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holds gently

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Well it took me almost a week to get through Chapter 2 and have a coherent understanding of it, but I read most of Chapter 3 last night and it’s very easy. Too bad I was a day early. Bring on the thread!

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Since you asked so nicely. :slight_smile:

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Personally I enjoyed reading the first volume of this series quite a bit despite having to look up a lot of vocab and grammar on almost every page. At the end of chapter 8 there was some discussion about the possibility of continuing to read the rest of the series.

I’d gladly help set up threads for the next chapters if there’s enough interest in continuing reading this series together.

(Note: If someone else was already planning to do this please go ahead as I’m completely inexperienced.)

  • Interested in continuing
  • Not interested

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As far as I understand these spin-off book clubs for specific series tend to have less strict schedules. Personally I am still aiming to do one chapter per week, but I guess we could figure out some loose schedule?

Still, it’d be interesting to have most of those interested to start at around the same time with the next volume. For those that are interested in continuing, when would you like to start with volume 2?

  • Right away!
  • Next week
  • Two weeks
  • Need more time to get my copy of volume 2

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For those that need more time, please give us an estimate.

Meow~!

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