涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 Home Thread (Intermediate Book Club)

Aw man and I wanted to read Shin Sekai Yori one day. Yikes. Though Hyouka sounds interesting as does Katakoi, but I should probably read things I’m already reading.

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Where does Konbini fall on that list, if you don’t mind?

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Played around with the website a bit. Here’s what I get for the whole prologue of Haruhi vs the first 800 characters or so of Mishima’s Patriotism—might contain errors since I used Google Translate’s OCR to scan them, but seemed OK at a glance and should be enough for fun.

Haruhi Patriotism
Text Readability Level Lower Advanced Lower Advanced
Difficult Difficult
Readability Score 2.07 1.94
Total Num of Sentences 27 13
Total Num of Word Tokens 983 526
Total Num of Lexical Types 347 288
Total Num of Characters 1582 814
Num of Words per Sentence 36.41 40.46

This is taking into account the first three sentences of Haruhi, which are extra long, but also the first two paragraphs of Patriotism, which are written in literary Japanese.

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35.6
That sounds intimidating, but I think that’s just a combination of long sentences + lots of kanji, which the test is biased for. The actual book has a unique vocabulary account like 10% higher than Kino so I don’t think it’s going to be that scary.

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Huh, that’s really odd. I was expecting it to be around Kino’s numbers since it’s much closer in difficulty to that than to Haruhi.

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Rejoice with trembling!

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NOOoooo!!! *with trembling*

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D: trembles

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Y’all are missing the rejoicing bit!

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I guess I’ll try to do that part(with emotes)
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Messed around with different parts of Haruhi Vol1 and I can’t find any part that’s anywhere nearly as hard as the prologue. The first ~1700 chars of the first chapter is a 2.63, another 1900 char selection I made from the first chapter (avoiding quotes since they’re often easier) was 3.11, and a section that was mostly quotes was 3.72. The end of the epilogue is 2.29 (but the mostly-quotes first section of it is 4.5)

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Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy (even though I haven’t even started Chapter 1 yet hahahhaha)

Edit: trembles :wink:

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Gosh and here I didn’t think Haruhi was that bad. Once you get through all the fantasy and SF vocab that is.

Well… of the people who filled out the Google Doc for the reading aloud on discord… it looks like 3 of you are all in the same time zone (Japan) + 1 about 8 hours off…
And the rest of us are -3 to -6 GMT. So I propose two small groups… and @Kyayna picks the one that fits the schedule better (for the offset timezone).

@StarLi @LucasDesu @Belerith = Japan Group (You three can decide your own time)

@Kyayna — choose up or down ??? Or wait and see what times we pick, then choose?

Myself, @Time, and @sigolino = Western Group (We can decide another time)… (I prefer Saturday some time…)

Does that work for everyone who was interested? I only tagged those of you who put a time down.

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I made a voice chat channel on the discord server for you all to use.

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Thank you, my friend!

I’ll listen in on Team Japan. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Just set a when and I am down.

How’s 2pm (1 central)? I’m only heading to bed now, so I’ll want to sleep in. That work for you too, Sig? https://timeanddate.com/s/3wfvn <–proposed Team West time. If necessary (Sig or Time have an issue) we’ll push it later.

Also, I’m looking forward to getting to dialogue… I think it would be fun to pick roles and stick to characters (but if that’s just me, we don’t have to do that.)

@Killua69100 @TamanegiNoKame @Time @StarLi @Belerith @Dorotheian @Kyayna @LucasDesu

It’s up to you guys what time Team Japan meets… and I linked those of you who aren’t assigned to either team but said you were interested (in at least listening in). Happy reading!

I have no idea how someone got the link that showed my time, could not find it for the life of me on the website after creating the event… but it’s almost 1am, so maybe I’m night-blind?

Th-that is today, isn’t it. :eyes:

It’s too bad we have to split the groups when they’re this small, but guess that can’t be helped with such opposite time zones.

I’m fine on Saturday’s basically, and whenever, today - but don’t know about talking late because apartment walls are thin. Can definitely listen in indefinitely though. :stuck_out_tongue:

Um, starting some time this month I’ll be volunteering on a farm and might be in shared spaces, so again, not too late would be ideal for me. Other than that, I don’t have too many fixed appointments on weekend nights, so everyone feel free. :man_shrugging:

If your 2 PM is my 4 AM I will definitely not be proposing joining together instead. You probably don’t want to meet at 6 PM instead? :stuck_out_tongue: same problem with the farm though