:durtle_hello: Let's Durtle the Scenic Route 🐢

I’ve been lurking this thread for a while while getting used to WaniKani. I’ll join the durtle scenic route as I’ve felt I’ve slowed down in my leveling. I did feel a bit of burnout during level 9 and don’t want to repeat that same experience, so nice and steady is the way I’ll go for now! :durtle_megane:

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Welcome! Rilakkuma is the perfect role model for taking it easy :bear:

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I’m still strolling along! I just hit level 37.

When things get a little overwhelming or I have to prioritize other things in my life, I’m thankful that Wanikani is at a manageable rate that I can keep that up in the background and I’m constantly making progress. Feels good.

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Made it to level 35! Took almost exactly 14 days. It has been… quite the whirlwind of a past couple weeks, to be honest :sweat_smile:. First I was very distracted in a fun way with watching a billion wrestling shows during Golden Week, then I got distracted trying to translate a few show recaps and some senryu poems, and now I’ve been very distracted because of a negative wrestling thing that I won’t go into too much detail about here (check the pro wrestling thread if you want to know more, I guess).

So, long story short, I barely finished lesson 30 of Minna no Nihongo! But I did manage to finish at least one textbook lesson, despite all of the distractions, and have also managed to keep up with the read every day challenge, so I guess I should consider that a win?

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Hello, coming back after about 1.5 years of break :wave: I figured it would be less painful to reset from level 17 down to level 10 than to push through the pile of reviews that had accumulated (and thus more likely for me to actually do in order to get started on WaniKani again), so that’s what I did last month. I slowly chipped away at the pile of 500ish to ease myself back into it, and then in the last couple days I increased my pace to get down to 0. Fortunately, most review items were in their burn stage, so them not coming back / the review pile not getting bigger on its own made me feel like I was actually making progress. (I remembered a lot and know a lot of kanji/vocab in upcoming levels, partially because I’ve had regular practice reading Japanese in the intervening time.) However, that also resulted in this, which amuses me greatly:

So now it’s time to start again! And I’ll go at as slow of a pace I need to see it all the way through.

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Hey, :3 I updated my info on the sheet as I joined level 3 previously and got to level 5.

But I reset - now I’m level 4 again and so I am re-joining the scenic route I suppose you could say, so I’ve set my time per level to ~ and my join level to 4.

So my strategy at the moment is to do 30-40 lessons every 2-3 days (if I have them available) or until I feel overwhelmed with the amount of info I have to retain.

Here’s how things are looking currently:

I need to wait a little bit to touch those 40 lessons as I am still a bit unsure of the lessons from yesterday.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that I am prioritizing the vocab from my previous level, so when I hit level 5, I will do the 110 or so level 4 vocab before I even touch the Kanji. This should make it so that I can always be up-to-date on my vocab.

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@amateur-dino , @Lewby Welcome and welcome back!

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At the risk of sounding stupid, why does your WaniKani look soo different?

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Extensions the main two you’re seeing are “WaniKani Dashboard Cockpit” & a “WaniKani Breeze Dark”.

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No stupid question! There is a ton of custom scripts that can be added to WaniKani, some of them will help you go faster on your review, some will make it harder on purpose (ex: by changing kanji fonts), but mostly it will make you feel more comfy with WaniKani :smiley:
Here’s the post letting you know all about it: The New And Improved List Of API and Third Party Apps

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durtled myself up to 14 now - this probably took notably longer than two weeks, but so far its working out that im planning to do at least one review a day, which usually ends up being many more, but avoiding “zero” days wherever possible.ive set ganbarometer to a target range of 100-150 reviews a day, might have to slightly decrease it though when i leave the levels that ive already glanced at before the reset back to 11.

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Congratz on durtling to level 14!! Yeayyy :partying_face:

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Made it to level 36!

Took just under thirteen days this time. It has been another couple of stressful weeks for me, but I’m glad that I haven’t faltered in my Japanese studies at least. I’ve kept going with the read every day challenge (in both Spanish and Japanese), and I even managed to complete lesson 31 of MNN. I also started writing some poetry in Japanese :sweat_smile:

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Woo! That’s quite a lot!

What’s something you noticed between reading in Spanish and Japanese every day?

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I’ve noticed that I’m definitely at a point with Spanish where it’s significantly easier for me than reading in Japanese, haha, and so I’ll have days where I procrastinate on my Japanese by reading in Spanish first, or I’ll read an extra chapter in my Spanish book so that I can put off reading in Japanese :sweat_smile:. It used to be that reading in Spanish was pretty exhausting for me (and I guess it still is if I’m reading a harder book), so it’s pretty cool to notice that it’s less of an energy burden on me now.

I’m definitely feeling the intermediate plateau with Spanish, though. I think it’s harder to see my progress with the language because I haven’t SRS’d any of it, whereas with Japanese, even if I can’t see my progress (I haven’t reached this point yet), I’ll at least know for sure that I’m learning 3 kanji + 9 vocab a day through WK, and often 10 additional vocab through Anki. Not to mention all of the grammar I’m learning from my textbook. So I know for a fact that my proficiency is increasing, even on days when it might be less visible.

As far as switching between languages goes, I haven’t had any problems at all! I can read a page in Spanish, then put the book down and immediately read a tweet in Japanese, and my brain adjusts easily.

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0/0 check @14 :durtle:
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