:durtle_hello: Let's Durtle the Scenic Route 🐢

Lets Durtle the Scenic Route is a group similar to the “lets level together” groups. :durtle_hello:
But in this group we don’t aspire to level fast, we are taking the scenic route and enjoying the process :turtle:

This is a group for people who don’t want to rush toward a set goal, but just durtle along slowly, maybe using 2-3x the time per level, or even more!
For normal levels that means 14 days or more (but anything more than 7 counts)
For fast levels that means 7 days or more (but anything more than 3.5 days counts)
Random, variable level up time is fine too :durtle_noice:
You can have a level at full speed cause you had more time, yet still fit this group if you don’t push yourself to do so all the time.

Goals: (you don’t have to aspire to all the goals)
Go slow, we are in no rush
Take time to enjoy the lessons, don’t rush through them
Get 0/0 each level, durteling our reviews and vocab lessons is part of the journey
Avoid burn outs
Avoid needing to reset
The journey is more important than the end goal

I might add more later, feel free to come with suggestions :durtle_love:

Retrospectively inspired by スローライフ

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Am I going to slow?
Just can't keep up
Anyone taking a while to finish too?
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Does anyone else feel like they’re slower than the turtles we burn?
Why can people here be so mean? (Update I was wrong)
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Am I the only one who enjoys the slow pace on WaniKani?
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Going slow. It's okay
Am I moving too slow? it feels so fast!
Back to the drawing board
Genki 1 & 2 Grammar Posters
Hitting the wall
Any other slowpokes?
How do you deal with burnout/frustration?
My Journey of 368 days (+ The Ultimate Guide for WK :open_book: )
Starting from scratch isn't as scary as it seems
Starting from scratch isn't as scary as it seems
Level 37, thinking of resetting, Looking for advice
I finally subscribed! and wondering how not to burn out
Do you recommend WK to a fluent but illiterate Japanese Speaker?
I’m so slow!
I’m so slow!
The Reset: I burnt out at level 60
Set all reviews to come in at same time each day
What are your goals for Japanese in 2022 and have you been able to reach your goals for 2021?
Fallynleaf's study log
How to deal with all the new lessons
Slow progress (am i doing it all wrong?) :(
Progressing too slowly?
Am I too slow?
Is taking this long even acceptable
Is taking this long even acceptable
Ready to try learning Japanese for the 2nd time, any advice?
Going slow. It's okay

This post can be edited. Please add yourself to the list:

:durtle_durtverted_lvl1: Durtle Squad :durtle_durverted_lvl2:

Username Team Average Speed Joined Level
zencakv :caught_durtling: 72 days 9 9
potatonaught :durtle_cat: 43 days 1 14
DurtleHeaven :durtle_officer: 42 days 1 9
OwenDG :durtle_officer: 36 days 4 13
silvercanopus :caught_durtling: 30 days 15 24
raindrops :durtle_tomato: 28 days 10 26
ChicagoGreen :caught_durtling: 28 days 5 9
lungmao :durtle_vin: 26 days 2 2
Nemuitanuki :durtle_love: 25 days 20 28
Moritaro :durtle_megane: 24 days 22 22
catnin :durtle_stabby: 24 days 6 6
kramabrab :durtle_officer: 21 days 28 28
deenarrhea :durtle_hello: 21 days 23 38
zubora :durtle_cat: 20 days 9 10
TechnoChimp :durtle_stabby: 19 days 2 11
Yumari-1 :durtle_cat: 19 days 22 29
Need2Read :durtle_hello: 17 days 6 13
Coyoteclaw11 :caught_durtling: 17 days 9 11
rilakkumacafe :durtle_officer: 17 days 11 16
oncejess :durtle_tomato: 16 days 2 5
wct :durtle: 16 days 7 19
Jirachi :durtle_hello: 15 days 15 20
Cruciarius :durtle_officer: 15 days 3 13
DelvinWolf :durtle_yellow_rodent: 15 days 4 4
fallynleaf :durtle: 14 days 6 45
Kraits :caught_durtling: 14 days 12 22
Coriande :durtle_cat: 14 days 6 8
MaineJ :durtle_hello: 14 days 8 9
albireoNox :durtle_tomato: 13 days 7 26
Lewby :durtle_noice: 14 days 4 9
Student-Bunny :durtle_megane: 14 days 7 7
FirstMate-san :caught_durtling: 10 days 5 36
Lizziemanan :durtle_megane: 10 days 5 7
321pyro :durtle: 10 days 2 4
mcoll :durtle_durverted_lvl2: 10 days 4 4
beyondandabove1 :durtle_the_explorer: 9 days 9 10
smellslikerain :durtle_tomato: 9 days 5 12
patternfinder :durtle_cat: 8 days 3 14
AnimeOverlord :caught_durtling: 8 days 11 13
areej1 :durtle_megane: 10 days 10 10
vevelemouton23 :durtle_noice: 30 days 34 34


Emoji Team Name
:caught_durtling: Caught Durteling
:durtjovahs_witness: Durtjovah’s Witness
:durtle: Regular Durtle
:durtle_cat: Durtcat
:durtle_durtverted_lvl1: Slightly Durtverted
:durtle_durverted_lvl2: Somewhat Durtverted
:durtle_hello: Introdurtle
:durtle_love: Love Durtle
:durtle_megane: メガネ Durtle
:durtle_noice: Noice Durtle
:durtle_officer: Officer Durtle
:durtle_stabby: Stabby Durtle
:durtle_the_explorer: Durtle the Explorer
:durtle_tomato: Tomato Durtle
:durtle_vin: Vin Durtle
:durtle_yellow_rodent: Yellow Rodent Durtle

Any Durtle Emoji currently available. You can change as much as you like depending on your mood.


Anyone know how I can make post two Editable for other?




I added you to that team! :caught_durtling:
Hope I can figure out how to make the post editable.


You need to be a regular to make it a wiki.
Or a mod can do it for you.
Is this scenic enough?


Yes that is very scenic route! Durteling all the Apprentice down to zero!

So do I ask @mods ? Does that work?
Would love help with making post 2 a wiki please :durtle_love:


I think it is @Mods.


Thanks! :durtle_love:

Also, you have the perfect name for this Durtle group! :crabigator: :durtle_noice:


Yes except I get to return to my real name next week!


Name changing is fun! I have changed a few times too (I was Stabby (as in the Durtle) for a while. Had something else at first before that. But that was before I could afford the subscription so wasn’t that active)


I don’t think tags are strictly case sensitive. @crabigatrdurtlemunch.


I didn’t have the s at first (put mod). I edited it :caught_durtling:


Ahaaaa now I understand! Unnecessary, though, since Rose already summoned them with their tag :wink:


I wanted it to be on the post with the actual question too so they don’t have to read around to find why they were called :durtle_the_explorer:


Well, sorry for my derailment, since I probably don’t even fit the description for this leaderboard. Have fun, and durtle it easy, folks!


Anyone can durtle around in the forum thread even if they level faster. Thanks for stopping by on your journey :durtle_love:


Yeah, I’m not taking the fast levels at full speed, that’s for sure. I’ll keep doing my ±20 lessons per day, and I’ll keep spreading my kanji lessons.


If you are doing the fast levels slower than the full speed that still counts! :durtle_noice:


@DurtleHeaven I’ve made the original post a wiki as requested, so others should be able to edit it now.