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On October the 23rd I:


Oct 23, Sun of Week 4 of Fall 2022 :maple_leaf:

  • Death Note Vol.5 Ch.35 (along with the club)

I was half-expected that the club would want 1-week break… until I look at the poll. (Luckily, there are 選ばれし者たち who answered.)

Last page of the chapter (how to use) was pretty much a spoiler (along with the first page of next chapter), so I skimmed through the next two chapters as well.

  • かがみの孤城 (上) 27% => 29% (Ch.2 June)

To the section end :clubs: is simply 1% (almost 2% perhaps), but I still have energy to continue a little further.


:tiger2: :books: The Tanuki Autumn Onsen :hotsprings: :raccoon:

20221023 - 吾輩は狸である progress: 60.27% :pouring_liquid:

Wagahai-cat goes on a massive tangent again (and a tangent on the tangent).

:fallen_leaf: Japanese found under the leaves :fallen_leaf:


逆上「ぎゃくじょう」ー Going into a frenzy/rage

@rikaiwisdom, happy birthday!! :tada: :tada:

Have fun! :raccoon:


The text gives you plenty of repetitions on this one to help in remembering it :slight_smile:


:books: :maple_leaf: softlyraining’s spooky book stack :jack_o_lantern: :open_book:

October 22nd:

  • Satori Reader
  • Animal Crossing

Yesterday, I woke up absolutely EXHAUSTED. Although I don’t normally do Satori Reader on the weekend, I made sure to read through on the phone app just in case I didn’t have the brain power/desire to do any other practice. I did end up playing some Animal Crossing in Japanese, however. The last time I played was…12 months ago. :sweat_smile: There’s now a nice little field of weeds on the north side of the island. Also, now you can make food?! That was a fun discovery.


:fallen_leaf::maple_leaf: October 23 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf: home post link🏡

I read two more pages of ごんぎつね. I didn’t realize I finished chapter 2 the last time I read, so it was a nice surprise to read the beginning of chapter 3. The chapter begins with ごん lamenting how sad and alone 兵十 looked, so ごん decided to steal some sardines from someone selling sardines and threw the sardines into 兵十’s house as an apology. This doesn’t sound like it’s gonna end well, ごん…


Home post :bookmark: Oct 23 :maple_leaf:

・本好きの下剋上 11 (86% → 87%)

Today was very productive in terms of studying neurology and ocular anatomy. The same can’t be said for the Japanese side of stuff, unfortunately :caught_durtling: Found a great channel on youtube called Ninja Nerd, so I’ve been watching a couple of their videos. Simple explanations and in great detail at the same time.

(If I can binge-watch a let’s play for a whole day, I can binge-watch actual study material too, right? :joy: :high_touch: )

Random 2:

I’ve managed to memorize the 10-11 layers of the retina, but I still don’t know what’s up with layer 5-8, the “plexiform” and “nuclear” layers. Current (personal) mystery that needs to be investigated :mag: :eyes: :ghost:


:books: 10月22日


:books: 10月23日 :birthday: :raccoon:


Oh no, I’ve been discovered :eyes: Thank you! :blush: I’d share cake but the tanuki ran away with it all.

Also love the new touch to your pfp :joy:


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This week was very successful in terms of reading:


Tuesday to Saturday was devoted to Flesh&Blood 5, which I finished on Saturday. And today I just wanted to check how the new volume started, hehe… :grin:

On Monday I also returned to 大聖堂 as my Japanese friend somehow revived his interest in reading :+1: and we decided to chat about the next bit on Monday evening. But he did not let me know how far he’d read, so I read as much as I could on that day. (Turned out I was pretty safe anyway :sweat_smile:)

I threw in some German reading for good measure (I really don’t recall what or when was the last time I read a German fiction book…).
The German reading is only reflected in the times, not in the page numbers of course. (I’m happy to report that I can still read more than 12 pages of German text in half an hour :sweat_smile:)

For my plans for this week, I should read a bit more of 大聖堂 as we’re planning to have another chat on the 31st, and this time we made a plan regarding the chunk we want to discuss, and I haven’t read all of that. Then, we’re seeing the start of the new IBC pick おばちゃんがいるところ on Friday! And I would like to continue Flesh&Blood 6 of course :grin:
Unfortunately there is still 海辺のカフカ looming above my head. At the moment it feels pretty dragged-out and boring to me, as if the author just needed to fill x many pages :woman_shrugging:, which does not exactly motivate me to continue reading it… so I’m still stuck in the middle of chapter 37 (halfway through the second volume). The book club ends on Nov 4th so maybe I should make an effort to try to catch up on the club last-minute? :thinking: We’ll see how it goes.


:maple_leaf: :jack_o_lantern: :snowflake: :christmas_tree: October 21-23 :christmas_tree: :snowflake: :jack_o_lantern: :maple_leaf:
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Orange :tangerine:
English fiction

So 21st and 22nd I didn’t read Japanese. On the 21st I did read some English fiction and last night I probably should have because it took a while to fall asleep.

But today, better late then never I tacled this week’s Orange chapter. It was good. :slight_smile:

Alas Kiro laid on my left forearm for part of the writing of this post until he wanted to write himself, so moved him to my chest and now I can only type with one hand instead. He is super cute but waaaaay too fascinated by my computer. xD


October 23rd!

I read Chapter 26 of Shadows House. Like yesterday, I found it a bit tougher than usual but I’ve had a super busy weekend so I think its just because I’m tired!

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Welcome to your new life as a cat owner. My cat is 11 years old, and while he doesn’t chase my hands while I type any more, he still spends a lot of his time trying to sit on my keyboard :grin:


October 23

:video_game: ⠀ ルーパーズ ⠀rest of chapter 5 + chapter 6


Happy Birthday! :cake:

… I wish I could convince my brain of that :joy:


:lady_beetle: Home :lady_beetle:

October 21

107 - 133

:lady_beetle: Home :lady_beetle:

October 22

:clown_face: I was out of the house from 6:30 until maybe 11:30 and forgot to read :frowning:

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October 23

ニャンキーズ 134 - 178 (end)

I should probably double check if I got the end number right


23 October 2022

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  • Chainsaw Man (Chapter 41)

Super long chapter! In the interest of improving my listening, I’m trying out a strategy where I first read through the transcript of the podcast, and then listen without looking at it. Ideally, this will help my brain connect the sounds to the kanji that I can recognize due to WK by seeing them before and having an idea of what’s coming.

Has anyone tried something like this before, and does it seem like it works?


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Read some more ブルーロック today! I meant to read more but then sleepy mode hit haha. I’ve still been way more consistent than I have been for most of the semester so feels good to get back to it :muscle:

Happy birthday!!! :tada::tada::tada:


Managed quite a bit with the travelling - had it edit it slightly as at some point realised it was morning but I forgot to change day. Only slept 3 hours on the plane then a cat nap when I got home, so I’m struggling now and just slowly reading bits and pieces.

23/10 16 pages 耳をすませば (to end of this week), 10 pages Spy Family (same), 17 pages シャドーハウス, 夜カフェ4 pages to end chapter 8, plus 8 pages of chapter 9; 12 pages orange.


:books: :maple_leaf: softlyraining’s spooky book stack :jack_o_lantern: :open_book:

October 23rd:
:orange_square: 名探偵コナン (35% → 53%)

Made it through two chapters of Conan before bed! I have a little over a week to finish the volume before I lose access to it, so I want to focus my attention on it and then return to Kiki’s world.

Conan and company are trying to solve a kidnapping case. He’s still very used to being front and center during investigations, but Ran’s father will have absolutely none of that (meaning none of Conan’s incredibly valid questions get answered). Still, he discovered a workaround to get Ran’s dad’s attention to where it needs to be in order to solve the case. Conan does end up losing patience and peaces out on a guard dog to try and find where the kidnapper and victim are hiding. He successfully finds them, but with just his now 10-year-old self to take the perpetrator on, can he really save the young girl, or will they both be killed?! :fearful:

(I mean, there’s another hundred volumes after this, so…)

I’m still having a good time reading this. The characters are charming, and the way Aoyama-sensei draws them sometimes is very cute. :blush:

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :partying_face:


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Day 22:

Priority: :houses: 青桐.

Free choice: :mag: 硝子の塔の殺人. Finally finished day one!

Extra: :shallow_pan_of_food: ダンジョン飯 4.

Snatches of: :magic_wand: ハリー・ポッターと不死鳥の騎士団.

O C T w e e k 4
:x::test_tube: :houses::test_tube: :houses::test_tube: :houses::mag: :houses::mag: :x::mag: :houses::mag: :test_tube:

Stretch goal not met this time. For this week, a new one: finish :notebook: デスノート 1.


October 23 :heavy_check_mark: :eyeglasses:

准教授・高槻彰良の推察. 64 pages

Yesterday I felt I needed a break from the mountains, so I had a look through some manga I had gotten for free when they were on offer on Bookwalker. 准教授・高槻彰良の推察 captured my attention from the very first pages - the main character, still a young boy, wakes up to the sounds of taiko drums, and sneaks out of the house to join a mysterious festival. Only, apparently he should never have been there, and there is a price to be paid. Years later, that boy is now a student who can perceive lies as a warped voice, and is suffering from it. He attends the lecture of a professor of the folklore who is very enthusiastic about urban legends and folklore stories. All things seem to point to them teaming up to investigate the occult. Quite interesting so far. Looking it up on Bookwalker, it seems it’s listed as 女性向け, but I don’t see why. But I never understood this categorizing by gender anyway, so…

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