Race to the Cake 🍰


#1408

Also, just on the point you made about reviewing the ones you got wrong after a review session, I find that when I do that consistently, it really helps get rid of leeches. That combined with custom mnemonics for tricky vocabulary items. Like in level 41 there’s 廃棄 (はいき) whose individual kanji are obsolete and abandon, but together they mean annulment. That was hard to remember, so I wrote, “A disharmonious HIKI-ng trip led to the ANNULMENT of their marriage.”

So if I can just remember hiking when I see 廃棄, I’ll know that it leads to annulment.


#1409

thats a good idea


#1410

I levelled up, on schedule! I still have a mountain of reviews to tackle (181), and a lot of apprentice items (150), but that’s still better than it was this time last week. I found that level 44 had a lot of kanji (around 14) with readings that I already knew (though I didn’t know the kanji) so I appreciated that.

@Ninkastmin: I updated your element for you. Funny! You’ll be having cake pretty soon, which believe me tastes better than barium.


#1411

@ninkastmin is now the leader of our pack, our alpha wolf.

lead us to bloody dear corpses, boss!
tonight
we dine
in HELL!


#1412

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Yay, friend!

@OmukaiAndi haha, oh stop it you…

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#1413

isn’t mac donald’s hell? :laughing:


#1414

Alpha narwhalf, actually.


#1415

Japan’s McDonalds is nice


#1416

@Ninkastmin did you know that some minutes have 61 seconds? Those are called leap seconds. The last one happened two years ago.
Wikipedia has a nice pic from the one before that.

Now I can’t decide which level you are anymore. :stuck_out_tongue:


#1417

Well, have heard of them, but I surely didnt have them in mind when updating my level

I looked up some data, it says here that there have only been 27 leap seconds since 1972.

I used a calculator to tell me roughly how many seconds there have been in those 46 years
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so to believe that I am refering to a leap second is a bet of 1 in 54,905,530
roughly of course…
and so I looked up the odds to win the lottery (which lottery, idk some lottery somewhere)

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I guess we should go play the lottery, we’re feeling lucky :smiling_imp:

This was all for fun, don’t get a wrong idea. :slight_smile:
Looking that up was worth my time pun intended

Even if the odds are as low as
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You’re right in saying that you can’t be sure if I’m 59 or 60.

But!!

Is there any leap minutes in an hour? :stuck_out_tongue:


#1418

Nope. Hence my confusion :stuck_out_tongue:


#1419

I changed my speed to the average speed since I started doing wanikani actively again! Since level 27 or something I decided to stick to a schedule (level up at 9pm, first review 1am or something, etc etc). I’m really enjoying it like this! Makes me feel more motivated to level up nearly every week.


#1420

Hey Guys,
it was a bit busy around Christmas but I made it to level 35 on Christmas eve :wink:
yeah I reached N3 comparable levels in one year of Wanikani. But now I’ll try to slow down and especially disable some of my scripts… I didn’t just abuse the reorder script but also my “override” script. I’ll disable this one and keep on working on my leeches and stuff, until I get to a natural accuracy of 85%+ before I touch the override script again.
And now it is also finally the time to focus more on Grammar for me :wink: and on texts, so you guys might read less frequent from me now :wink:

But you guys motivated me to get here :wink: and all the other wanikanians as well. So keep on fighting for yourselves as well! I’ll be waiting here.

@ploopy1000 @riverpuppy @Papayaya


#1421

I usually post when I level up. I won’t do that until tomorrow morning. But I did want to say that I’m finally back at
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for the first time since October. Yay me!

Just in time for the fast levels… Gulp… Now I have to start pre-studying kanji.


#1422

OK, obligatory level up post. I’m now in the fast levels, which means I had to memorize all 37 kanji the night before levelling up. Now I have to tackle a mountain of vocabulary so that I don’t get behind. I’ll try to keep this up. If it all gets too much, I’ll slow it down and go back to my ‘normal’ seven day pace.

Also, I reorganized the rankings up top, now that @Naphthalene and @Ninkastmin have graduated from racing to eating cake. If you haven’t seen it, read @Naphthalene’s excellent how-i-made-it-to-level-60-without-breaking-a-sweat post here. It’s terrific. And I’m sure @Ninkastmin is hard at work on his even I type these words. 待ちかねているよ.


#1423

What? That can’t be mine, I broke multiple sweats on the way D:

Good job on the level up, though!


#1424

And speaking of sweating, here I am levelling up again in 3.5 days. Fast levels. So very fast. Don’t know if I have time to catch my breath… I seem to be okay at learning a lot of kanji quickly. The issue seems to be somewhere between Master and Enlightenment stages when my brain decides to flush out this useless trivia. I wonder how this issue will be affected by a series of fast levels. Time will tell.

とにかく、皆さんへ、良いお年を!


#1425

Same. I feel like the SRS schedule is a bit suboptimal there.

Hahaha it’s funny, ‘cause I know :joy: :smile: :neutral_face: :sob:


#1426

i decided to take a progress break.

it’s becoming more and more difficult to memorize new stuff these last few levels (started at 26), and i’ve been distracted by other things.

i might just burn everything i have now, and start to resurrect kanji from older levels to solidify them, and to keep a certain degree of activity up, because just doing reviews, i’ll not see much stuff each day, and with nothing to do, i believe my moral will zero out.

i wonder if this is a neuronal thing, a message from my brain telling me it needs to digest first, or if that’s just me being lazy. i guess the hunger will return, probably soon.

maybe i’ll just keep going till 40 and do it then, or at 50, or at 60. i don’t know yet. all i do know is that i’m feeling friction and need to reduce it.

lvl 30 is half-way. i’ll level up to 31, just “to have the worst behind me”. let’s see how this turns out.


#1427

kudos to you in your fast level journey,
I don’t doubt that we’ll see you soon at 60, so there’s little for me to say. :slight_smile:

@Naphthalene gomen, I pretty much blacked out the whole last week, I missed your level-60 post. I’m going over there right now.

@OmukaiAndi level 30 is a damn great level, I don’t know how tired you might be but rest assured that if you keep at this even at slow pace you will be 60 in no time as well

Since new year is approaching (at least for me) I’ll be writing my own level-60 post

Hey minna, Happy new year!!