It finally happened. I have no words. I have hundreds of lessons waiting. I’m happy, and relieved, and tired. I’ve been doing WaniKani almost from the beginning of studying Japanese. I thought I’d finish in 2 years tops if I went full speed, but it turns out it’s easy to burn out when you go full speed. I recovered from one burnout and found myself in the same predicament again, and again, until I finally decided to stop procrastinating.
All in all, the thing I regret the most is not visiting the forums during my hiatuses, I seem to have missed a lot of happenings, maybe even some drama. So many people I knew that were active on the forums when I started are nowhere to be found. lots of new people I don’t recognize (but full of endless possibilities).
But this community has shaped up quite a bit during the years. I like that there’s a lot of reading clubs going on, I see a lot of positivity and helpfulness towards newcomers (oh how angry the replies to “wanikani is too slow” threads used to be). I think it’s turned into a great community.
I do kinda miss the trolling and shitposting from time to time, though, maybe I’m just getting old and feeling nostalgic for no reason. @MidoriNoSuika, I definitely miss your shenanigans, (pressing F). I remember the longest thread ever, and the “anime is bad and there’s too much of it” thread that sparked a lot of heated discussion. I remember the “Our God has spoken” Crabigator worshiping thread that got me and many others the “Crabigatorism” sect title (oh man, sect titles were such a cool thing, I definitely miss those), until @Eternal-Illusion and others joined to warn us for going too far. I’m sorry I snapped at you, if you’re reading this, I was a much angrier person back then and I have many regrets.
All in all, it’s been fun and memorable, and I enjoyed interacting with you guys. And, I hope to have many great moments with you guys from now on (considering I still have a lot of lessons and reviews, I’m gonna be here for a long while).
Anywho, let’s get to the juicy bits. STATS:
For some reason, my last hiatus broke my stats. Instead of 608 days 2 hours for level 52, somehow it got split in 2 with level 51, no idea how that happened.
Any other stats anyone wants to know, or old war stories anyone wants to reminisce?
Edit: I’m a bit sad @koichi didn’t send me a level 60 email, like all the other levels