:durtle_hello: Let's Durtle the Scenic Route 🐢

I only take new lessons (10) if I score over 75% in my review session.

I started the week corona came to the USA, so three years almost exactly.

Does that count?


How do you do this? I have tried to wrap my head around personalising WK, but I do not have the brain for that. Is there a simple guide to do it?

Here is the thread for the script, which has instructions!


First you need to install a browser extension called Tampermonkey, which is needed to run the userscripts. Here’s the link for a guide on how to do that:

For your first userscript, you may want to install WaniKani Open Framework, which is needed for many WK userscripts.

After that, you can browse around the forum and install any userscript you like. I recommend not going too crazy when you’re just starting out. Someone already linked the Lesson Filter one, I’d also add the Double Check userscript which allows you to redo your answers when doing reviews. I can’t count the number of times I’ve made an error typo while doing reviews so it’s a really handy userscript to have.


Thank you @silvercanopus and @fallynleaf for the links and help, I will give it a go soon and will hopefully come back with good news that I got it working! :slight_smile:


Just to give another method that doesn’t involve any reordering scripts, I’ve managed to hit 0/0 when I do 15 lessons/day. If I do 15 new lessons every night, there’s usually one single day when I’ve gotten all the radicals, kanji, and available vocab into Apprentice, but haven’t Guru’d enough to unlock more vocab.

That said, it varies by level (different ones have more vocab available early), and even the time of day you do lessons affects it. If you do lessons in the morning instead, it lets you hit the 4-hour and 8-hour interval in the same day, which would probably speed things up just enough to unlock vocab faster.

Like other people said, it’s not actually that important to hit 0/0. It’s a nice number, but if getting there is overwhelming, it’s not worth it.

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Level 54!

I leveled up last night, after about fourteen days as usual, and for once, I’m posting my update on time, haha! I don’t have many exciting things to report for this one, though by the next level, I should be completely done with Minna no Nihongo, which is exciting!


I leveled up to 28 two days ago (yay! :partying_face:) but for some reason didn’t post a comment here about it, even though I intended to. I think I was making it too complicated in my mind, even though, as your little post proved, I don’t really have to make a big deal out of it. BTW: I’m going at about 22 days per level recently.

I guess I also wanted to say that level 28 was the level I was previously at when I last got burnt out over a year ago now, and from which I reset down to level 7.

Ever since 7, I’ve been Durtling the Scenic Route, so now I’m finally back to my ‘high score’, so to speak. This time, though, it’s a totally different experience. No more dread, no more anxiety, and a lot more enjoyment of learning Japanese.

I guess I did also celebrate a little by catching up on some anime, as I’ve been avoiding watching anime for a while, in favour of spending more time actually studying Japanese. I still use English subtitles, so watching anime didn’t really count much towards Japanese acquisition, in my experience. In fact, that’s why I stopped watching it in the first place, since I realized English subs don’t really help with picking up the language ‘by osmosis’.

But after a long break, I figured I could spice up my free time with some anime once again.

So, I finally watched One Punch Man, which I really enjoyed. And I did notice that I could ‘pick up on’ a lot more of the spoken Japanese, which was a nice confirmation that I’m actually making some real progress. Yay!


@silvercanopus & @fallynleaf thank you so much for your help! I changed the settings and it works like a charm! :smiley: I finally get the chance to break up the lessons a little so that it’s not just all vocab!


Hi there again!
After my reset, I ended up to have minus 1k burned items. But, now I feel relief and I feel again the addiction and need of doing my review everyday instead of drowning under the amount of work to keep it up.

So I am pretty happy, I am like in vacations because I keep really a small amount of review at a time, but I enjoy doing it, and I don’t care how long it will take if I ended up actually being able to read everything in Japanese :slight_smile:

My goal is to always do 5 / 10 Kanji lesson, then complete all the vocab, then going back to new Kanji. I am a lot brained because a lot of stuff changed since I learned it (like the reading)

Previously I had a lot of scrappy stuff coming from older level. Now I cleaned it! :smiley:


Hi everyone! I mostly lurk the forums, but once I stumbled upon this thread I felt the need to join you. I’m a scenic durtle myself - I’ve been doing 5-15 lessons a day, depending on the difficulty, along with my reviews, for the past 5 months. I have to admit that I’ve never gotten 0-0, which I assume is because of my slow pace - I usually have a few dozen lessons remaining when I unlock a new level, but it doesn’t really bother me.
For some context, I’m learning Japanese in my free time as a student and I already have some language learning experience under my belt. I have a pretty complicated relationship with goals and deadlines due to past experiences, so I started learning Japanese with the explicit intent of not setting any long-term goals and trying to enjoy the process, focusing just on being consistent. So far it’s been going quite well and I’m really enjoying learning the language. よろしくおねがいします。


Welcome! That sounds like a really healthy way to approach it. I have to keep reminding myself that if I’m doing this for fun, it’s okay to slow down and actually have fun.