Not trying to pressure you at all, but I’d definitely join that club, if it were to happen
This is actually a bit harder than one might think, even for fairly common grammar!
I’ve done just what you say, back before I had an easy way to do text look-ups in manga. It was a nightmare.
I don’t want to be discouraging, but I do want to be realistic.
I have an advantage here, I think, haha, because I keep master documents of all of my pro wrestling translations, which are all purely digital text and are pretty easily searchable with a simple ctrl+f (plus I can search the pro wrestling thread to find specifically sentences that were confusing to me, haha ). But I feel like maybe MissDagger is suggesting that if we happen to come across something in our reading for that day (or very recently), we can share it, without necessarily feeling pressured to go search for examples for absolutely everything.
@ChristopherFritz Exactly what @fallynleaf said. Said it better than I could have too. ^^
Because when my brain gets going on new ideas and stuff I want to do, it brings all old ideas to the front too, I remembered I had a few people interested in potentially reading Ouran High School Host Club together.
So I was wondering if @TobiasW, @MaraVos, and @ChristopherFritz might be interested in that in a couple of months?
For me, personally, the Orange book club finishes end of March, but I’m also currently committed to two VNs ( TobiasW).
But one of those VNs should finish in June, and I think I figured out that Loopers will finish in May if Tobias and I can stick to our schedule.
So June might work well, or possibly tempting the beast in May. I could honestly probably add it from April since I’m likely to want a break from VN reading each week anyway, and one chapter of manga generally doesn’t take me long.
I just wanted to see if it would potentially fit your schedules somewhere in that time frame too, aka if it would be worth to maybe set up a more scheduled club (I’d also ask in the readying every day challenge threads if it looks like it might become a thing).
I hope you all are proud now. xD
Ehmmm, lets see, @ChristopherFritz @NicoleIsEnough @fallynleaf @Akashelia
I’d say there’s more than enough room for Ouran for me at any time!
Pray Dreamin’ Sun doesn’t get voted for BBC?
At the moment, I’m not that interested in it to be honest. I kinda read ahead and finished volume 7 of Orange, so I’ve read the crossover chapter, and I also today read the 5-chapter story in Orange v1-5, and I’d say neither of them came up to the quality of Orange. Although honestly, the 5-chapter story turned out better than I first anticipated after a couple of chapters.
Maybe I’ll change my mind, maybe I should keep my eye out on manga deals on Kobo and see if I can pick up Dreamin’ Sun cheap or maybe try the first volume for free or something like that.
I will say, if someone said they could only read either Orange or Dreamin’ Sun, but not both, I would recommend Orange.
Granted, I’m only four and a half volumes into Dreamin’ Sun, so maybe it’ll be completely amazing later. But so far Orange is the stronger series for me.
I’m not sure when I will finish Orange. (I’m discovering that I can only keep pace with book clubs sometimes. If my subconscious doesn’t want to read that book for whatever reason (completely unbeknownst to me I might add) then it is just not happening.) But that doesn’t have to stop me from starting Ouran Host Club!
One thing is, I would like to get a little more of Girls’ Monthly Nozaki-kun under my belt, because I think some of the vocabulary from Nozaki-kun will be useful reading OHC! So May or June would probably work better than April. I’m not in any particular rush.
The funny thing is that Ouran wasn’t on my radar at all until I just now remembered it and now I’m almost chomping at the bit to start reading it, haha. Although I know with two VNs that would be a bad idea, at least until I know how well reading both at the same time goes!
I’ll go ahead and float the idea in the read every day challenge, and see if more people are interested for a May/June start, and if there are more people, I’ll start setting that up.
Otherwise I’ll force myself to let it lay for a couple of weeks, because I really should. xD
Advertisement Mode: I have vocabulary/frequency lists for the first three volumes, potentially useful if decide to try prelearning some vocabulary. (Lists are linked in the table at the bottom of the page.)
It looks like the next most-frequently-used word in the series for me to learn is 庶民.
For me, later is probably better (especially if I’m starting reading a new BBC at the beginning of May). So, June would be good for me!
Yeah, there’s clearly still space in the lower right!
At the risk of further deviating from this study log...
Yes, they do use that one a lot haha.
Like an hour later … clicking away the words on your site is so addictive!!
This feels distressingly accurate.
Noted. So June would fit everyone, May might be a little hectic for Tobias, and anything before then would just be me and Christopher.
I’ll see what the read every day crew says about May/June-ish to see if this has the potential beyond a casual club or a more organized club.
Yeah, I haven’t posted there yet because I’ve not read Japanese for a couple of days.
Welp, people are interested, so I guess I’m probably starting another club… xD
At least, I’ll finish off main VN club duties mid next week and probably won’t need to do anything there after that. (For a couple of months, and then it depends on if I’ll keep being the organizer or if someone else takes over.)
B$ is obviously ongoing. Orange will finish end of March. A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar looks to be starting last week of March. And Ouran High School Host Club would probably start in May/June, and B$ should finish end of June.
So I shouldn’t have 3 active clubs for very long, instead mostly have 2.
How did I end up in this position, lol?
Question for @ChristopherFritz: Any chance you have page numbers for Ouran? Because the paperbacks are literally published with 0 page numbers. I saw not one flipping through quite a few pages, and the ToC is useless since it just says “Ouran High School Host Club” and then “Extra episode XYZ” and “Egoistic Club” (whatever that is exactly, but directly related to Ouran, so are the extra episodes). And I checked the first volume, and it has 3 chapters for Ouran in that ‘main’ section.
Also, man the style is a bit rough, haha. I do know it gets better later in the series, but holy smokes, I’m surprised this thing got popular enough to get an anime, but maybe all manga looked like that at that point. I only flipped through, looking for chapter breaks and page numbers, but still. xD
Oh yeah, that’s a thing.
If chapter 1 is page 3, then…
- Chapter 1: page 3
- Chapter 2: page 55
- Chapter 3: page 107
- Side-story: page 159
- Egoistic Cluv: page 169
 Not a typo
Oh, phew. Otherwise we’d be reading with blind length of chapters which sounds ridiculous for a book/manga, but I’m not about to count all pages. xD
Also, what?! Cluv? I guess I didn’t look that closely, lol. I guess it’ll be clear eventually.
I thank all my lucky stars for you @ChristopherFritz. Otherwise my plan was to just check how many chapters it was and divide all the pages by that and leave it at that.