:durtle_hello: Let's Durtle the Scenic Route 🐢

ナイス! Congrats to @Gymgirl and @DurtleHeaven on the burns! :slight_smile:

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I haven’t started playing with scripts much yet, but I’m hoping there is one for taking random quizzes on burnt items. I think something like that would be handy, and might let me know which ones I would like to unburn to get a refresher.

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I’m itching to burn a few. I’ve been busy with work so this is a perfect reason to pause with lessons for a bit. I think my first batch will be in 11 days. I’ll be on vacation in a cabin, but I’ll have wifi and a few minutes to spare for the occasion. I might even have a celebratory meal over the campfire, to go with the burning theme of the day!

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Way to go!

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Finished lesson 5 of Minna no Nihongo! And I’m about halfway through level 11 of WK. It’s kind of nice that they’re offset, haha, because it means I’m celebrating some achievement of some sort just about every week.

This means that I’m 1/5th of the way through the first MNN book, and 1/10 of the way through the beginner series as a whole. Proud of myself for being able to stick with the textbook for over two and a half months!

Honestly, I’ve stopped viewing my WK progression in terms of leveling up. I’m more concerned with just getting my daily lessons and reviews in each day, and leveling up will happen when it happens. I think switching to doing 3 kanji a day instead of doing them in large batches has been helpful for viewing the WK experience as a gradual progression, and not as a series of big milestones.

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I believe the self-study quiz can do this! I’ve only used it on very recent lessons, and nothing else, but I think it has a setting for burned items.

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hit my first level 6 radical after 41 days of cleaning up level 5 vocab :muscle:

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Hi, I’m Sanna and I’m on a looong Scenic Route. Oh dear. It’s been 320 days on level 6. Just yesterday, after 2 weeks, I finally got my… what 600… reviews to zero, so now I can actually start to struggle again in real time. Add Kaniwani to that as well, I’m soo far behind with that. I started serving Crabinator two years ago. Now my goal is just to get those apprentice items to 0 in both wk and kw, before doing any lessons…

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Sounds like a very good plan! After a long absence, getting apprentice down to zero will help you get the leeches out before continuing :durtle_noice:

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Made it to level 12! Looks like 16 days is going to be my usual pace for the levels with more items, but that’s okay! I actually almost caught up with my lesson pile by the end of this level and I was a little worried I was going to run out of lessons! But then I hit level 12 and was greeted with a 99 item lesson pile, so I’m not in danger of running out of things to do anytime soon haha!

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I managed to hit 0 apprentice items again! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Such a lovely feeling!

@fallynleaf So cool to see another fan of Japanese pro wrestling. I love Suzukigun very much, especially Douki. My favourite promotions right now are DDT and Dragon Gate, they’ve really kept me sane through the pandemic.
It’s such a fun resource to get used to hearing and seeing Japanese! Moments where the wrestlers say things to eachother in ring and I realise that I can understand what they said make me so happy.

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Wow, your stats look good! All of those burned items! I’m jealous!

Good taste!! I’ve never seen Dragon Gate (mostly because I only have so much time haha), though I’ve heard some good things about them. And DDT is one of my favorite promotions! They’re sort of the promotion that got me into wrestling entirely, albeit a bit indirectly. My favorite promotion overall at the moment is probably TJPW, but I truly watch way too many :sweat_smile: (I regularly watch DDT, TJPW, NJPW, and AEW, as well as a fair amount of NOAH and occasional ChocoPro, and I’m in the process of catching up on Stardom). Suzuki-gun is a good choice of favorites! I really like Douki, but I think my favorite person in the faction is El Desperado. Definitely agreed on wrestling getting me through the pandemic, though.

Yeah, 100%! Even though I still can’t understand much of what I hear (unless it gets subtitled or translated later), it’s amazing to me how much I am able to understand! Wrestling is such excellent immersion because you can watch it and enjoy it with even 0% comprehension, but the more you understand, the more it adds to your enjoyment, so it’s a great incentive to learn. Like, I’m going to keep watching it regardless of my level of proficiency with the language haha, but because I have so much exposure to it, I’m constantly seeing words and kanji and grammar that I’m learning, which helps reinforce them, and it doesn’t feel at all like studying (where it’s a lot of frustration and hard work to watch) because I don’t need to know the language in order to follow along like I would if I were trying to immerse with anime. Anything I understand is just a bonus as I watch.

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Oh wow, I missed the Burns! Thanks @fallynleaf for pointing it out!
That is IMPRESSIVE! Talk about good durteling!!! :caught_durtling: :durtle_love: :durtle_noice:

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Fellow level 12 here :wave: I’m a little slower than you at around 18 days the last two levels. I hit the 0/0 several times this level, which means I’m keeping up quite well.

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Finished lesson 6 of Minna no Nihongo! I still have to do my grammar notes before I can move on, but I completed all of the exercises. Lesson 7 only has a handful of kanji that are new to me, so the vocab should go much faster. I’m looking forward to that! Lesson 6 was a breeze for the most part, though I did initially get tripped up by the use of the に particle with 会う, haha!

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Finally, my Burns have come:


I feel like the next couple of weeks and probably months are going to be a little more exciting :smiley: .

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This seems like the place for me. I’ve definitely been taking the scenic route. I supposedly started August 2016!! Hahaha. I’ve reset a couple times and fell off along the way, but I have continued to come back and keep trying to grind away.

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Just levelled to six, it took me 58 days according to WKStats, it didn’t feel that long, because I was going particularly slowly through the level 4 vocab - it doesn’t feel like I got started on level 5 properly for a while. I am hoping to do the level 5 vocab slightly faster, so I can squeeze them in before I go on holiday!

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welcome, welcome. excellent durtling :durtle:

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Oh, you get to see everything you did before resetting?
I though it just said reset at the start, and the past levels vanished (or at least seen that on some)
Which one are you using that gives this effect?

Oh wait, I see now. You did part resets! The ones that put reset at start did full reset.