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Feb 2, Thu of Week 6 of Winter Q1 2023
- はたらく細胞 Black Vol.8 Ch.42-44 (start volume)
MC never dies, nor does archenemy. Upcoming seems to be autoimmunity.
- 一度読んだら絶対に忘れない日本史の教科書 Ch. Preface
Japanese history. That Youtuber one. I also have another book, but a good point of this is, the text is selectable and Google Translate works (mere Android, not iOS). Otherwise, just highlight. There are some pages and diagrams that selection doesn’t work. Not that Google Translate is particularly good.
Words of the day
- あられもない = unladylike
- あぐらをかく = to sit cross-legged. I know of 胡座, but not the verb.
- 爪痕 = scars (of war; calamity). Alternate reading is 爪痕, but it doesn’t get suggested by IME.
- 復興 = restoration; reconstruction
- 母校 = one’s old school and have been graduated from
- 疲弊 = exhaustion / financial crisis
- 疲労困憊 = total exhaustion. In context as 疲労困憊.
- 胸腺 = thymus gland
- 善玉菌 = good bacteria
- 湿潤 = damp; moist
- 土器 = earthenware
- 狩猟 = animal hunting
- 讃岐 = Sanuki Province
- 黒曜石 = obsidian stone. 曜 meaning to sparkle; to shine = 耀.
- 石斧 = stone axe. The last Kanji is axe (斧).
- 化石 = fossilization. As if Kanji swap places…
- 丹精 = earnestly; working with efforts
- 一肌脱ぐ = to lend a helping hand
- 一目散に = at full speed; run for life
- いきり立つ = to lose temper
- ぽりぽり = munching (on crackers; pickles)
- axe; hatchet
The Tanuki Kotatsu Reading Den
新書太閣記 progress: 06.43% // Volume I: 74.54%
Lots of new names today, so glad that furigana is always given for them.
Words found under the kotatsu
鬨「とき」ー Battle cry / war cry (can also be: 鬨の声)
鷹狩「たかがり」ー Falconry (also: 鷹狩り)
帷子「かたびら」ー Light, thin kimono for summer use
端麗「たんれい」ー Good looking; beautiful; handsome; elegant
氏神「うじがみ」ー Patron god; guardian deity
金枝玉葉「きんしぎょくよう」ー Member of the imperial family; beautiful clouds
Character Name List
Probably some spoilers, but this is a historic novel, so can spoilers really exist for things that have (for the most part) actually happened
Volume I: 1535 - 15??
日吉「ひよし」- Hideyoshi (as child)
Nicknames: 猿「さる」/ 針売り「はりうり」
木下弥右衛門「きのした やえもん」- Father
– – 乙若「おとわか」- Old friend (serves under 織田)
大政所「おおまんどころ」// also お奈加「おなか」ー Mother
おつみ - Older sister
小竹「こちく」- Baby brother
加藤清正「かとう きよまさ」// also 弾正「だんじょう」- Ojisan (only distantly related (before marriage))
– Married to: おえつ (sister of お奈加)
Friends & Acquaintances
仁王「におう」- Big kid friend
於福「おふく」(Nickname - full name: 福太郎「ふくたろ」) // 楊景福「ようけいふく」(Chinese name/birth name) - Timid kid friend (older than Hideyoshi)
– 五郎大夫 「ごろ だゆう」// 祥瑞「しょうずい」(Chinese name) - Father
– 梨琴「りきん」- Mother
捨次郎「すてじろう」- Previous servant to 五郎, later the adoptive father of 於福, and owner of a tea ware shop - and employer of, and master to, Hideyoshi
蜂須賀小六「はちすか ころく」(also 正勝 「まさかつ」) - Head of the Hachisuka clan
– 七内「なない」- Younger brother
– Married to 松波「まつなみ」
– – 亀一「かめいち」- Son
渡辺天蔵「わたなべ てんぞう」- Deserter - Nobushi (Nephew to Koroku)
難波内記「なんば ないき」- Spy disguised as a Komuso
仁田彦十「にった ひこじゅう」- Subordinate
(蜂須賀正利「はちすか まさとし」- previous head of the Hachisuka clan)
((questionable) Alliance with the Hachisuka clan)
斎藤 道三「さいとう どうさん」- Head of the Saito clan
– 斎藤義龍「さいとう よしたつ」(also: 高政「たかまさ」) - Son
明智 光秀「あけち みつひで」(common name: 十兵衛「じゅうべい」) - serves under Dosan
– 又市「またいち」- Underling / foot soldier
弥平治光春「やへいじ みつはら」- Retainer (cousin to Jyubei)
– 明智光安「あけち みつやす」- Father
織田信秀「おだ のぶひで」- Daimyo
– 織田与三郎「おだ よさぶろう」- Younger brother
– 織田 信長「おだ のぶなが」- Son (Successor to the Oda clan)
Retainers (Under Nobuhide rule):
平手 政秀「ひらて まさひで」
林 秀貞「はやし ひでさだ」(common name: 新五郎「しんごろ」)
青山 信昌「あおやま のぶまさ」(common name: 与三右衛門「よそうえもん」)
内藤 勝介「ないとう しょうすけ / かつすけ」
市川大介「いちかわ だいすけ」- Archery master/instructor
平田三位「ひらた さんみ」- Master of military strategy
斯波義統「しば よしむね」- Head of the Shiba clan, at Kiyosu castle
今川義元「いまがわ よしもと」- Daimyo
松下之綱「まつした ゆきつな」(common name: 加兵衛「かへい」)
多賀能八郎「たがのう はしろう」(nickname: 能八「のうはち」)
太郎義信「たけだ よしのぶ」- Commander
(Married to the daughter of Imagawa Yoshimoto to tie the clans)
上泉 信綱「かみいずみ のぶつな」(also: 上泉 伊勢守「かみいずみ いせのかみ」) - Founder of the 新陰流「しんかげりゅう」school of Kenjutsu
– 疋田小伯「ひきた しょうはく」- Disciple
– 神後五六郎「かんご ごろくろう」- Disciple
塚原 卜伝「つかはら ぼくでん」- Kensei; legendary swordsman
阿倍仲麻呂「あべ の なかまろ」ー Japanese scholar & poet (700s)
白楽天「はく きょい」ー Chinese poet (Bai Juyi / Bo Juyi) also known as: 白楽天「はく らくてん」in Japan. (Late 700s)
道元「どうげん」(or 道元禅師「どうげん ぜんじ」ー Japanese Buddhist Priest, writer & poet (also known as 栄西禅師「えいさい ぜんじ」) (Early / mid 1200s)
空海「くうかい」ー The one and only Kukai or Kobo Daishi - a Buddhist monk. Posthumously given the title of: 弘法大師「こうぼう だいし」born as: 佐伯 眞魚「さえき の まお」(late 700s / early 800s)
源頼政「みなもと の よりまさ」ー Prominent poet and warrior (1100s)
平 重盛「たいら の しげもり」ー Military commander and court noble, claimed to be an ancestor of Oda Nobunaga (Mid-1100s)
桓武（天皇）「かんむ（てんのう）」ー 50th Emperor of Japan, claimed to be an ancestor of Taira no Shigemori, thus ancestor to Oda Nobunaga (Mid-Late 700s)
January 31 - February 2
February 2 only…
Reading in English
I didn’t read anything for two days. Time kinda flew away and I watched a lot of an esport tournament that happens at this time every year (zelda: ocarina of time randomizer, standard settings). I wanted to get fully caught up so I could lower my daily watching amount.
Well, today I’ve read some nonfiction/memoir stuff in English and I read some Bustafellows. I should probably read more Bustafellows but Kiro finally awoke after a long nap and wanted some cuddles, so I finished the conversation and I’m about to go have dinner.
After dinner I hope to read some fiction in English, before going to bed at a good time. I really need to watch my sleeping schedule because if I can get that sorted, I’ll have so much more energy each day…
This has been eating up a lot of my time as well
How long have you been following? I’ve been watching the tourney each year since season 2, I think. I learnt of it from a co-op run done on GDQ some time around season 2, or possible season 3… no, I think season 2. Also, do you watch random settings league? Man, those are my favorites and I get why so few of them are restreamed because they can be so long, but so enjoyable and chaotic.
Edit: Also, I do not watch every match, because I might go insane, but I watch many of them. Especially since I now recognize so many names and have built some stake in wanting it to go well for so many. xD
Day 33, 2nd of February
Today I finished chapter 3 of Genki, so I did the closing exercises of that and read the beginning dialogue of chapter 4. Also a first cursory glance over the grammar section, but I’ll have to take some more time for that later.
I’ve only been watching it for a year or so, nowhere near as long as you. I haven’t watched much RSL just because the games can go on for so long. I thought the Triforce Blitz tournament last year was a fun variant on the usual ruleset, though.
More zootr reply
I totally missed that tourney. What was the Triforce Blitz one about? If it was collecting triforce pieces, I won’t watch it (I find that boring), so I hope it isn’t that.
I usually only check in on the youtube channel around main tourney time and to see if rsl is going on (since they tend to have more like two tourneys a year). I only watch zootr too, none of the other zelda randomizers.
Also, first time I’ve found another fan, so excited!
Yes, Triforce Blitz involves triforce piece collection – the ruleset puts some carefully tuned hints in up front about where the three pieces are, so the racers (and commentators/chat…) get to play the logic puzzle of “where are they most likely to be?”. There’s also a time limit.
The other oddball format I found fun to watch was the Pictionary Randomizer races, where one person starts with the spoiler log and has to tell the runner what to do purely through drawing…
I watch on twitch; there’s a quarter final coming up this evening if I haven’t misread the schedule.
Might have to check it out then. As a spectator I do know logic pretty well now, but also get it hilariously wrong at times. xD So Blitz does sound like a fun time in that way. I wonder if the pictionary races even are on the youtube. I might have to go scrolling through the twitch videos.
It is just that twitch requires crazy amount of power or something (I can’t remember the right words), so my laptop runs hot and it eats up battery, unlike youtube that runs like a smooth machine, so I don’t watch Twitch much for those reasons.
I’ll be able to watch the quarter final in two days, when they can upload it/take it live on yt. Although I’ll have to keep an eye out now, because I do try to catch the grand final live, if time zone permits.
The Silver Gauntlets have a few pictionary races on their youtube channel, eg this one.
(Turns out this evening’s match is the RSL league quarter-final.)
Reached the second chapter, which is called 何を. With the first one being called 何が, this feels like a grammar lesson.
The book is interesting and easy to read so far. There have been several mysterious incidents in the same wider area, ranging from serious to trivial, that people are quick to call ghost stories. Is there something supernatural going on? Or is there a rational explanation?
So far there are different characters in almost every section, with only one making a reappearance. I have a feeling that they will all converge somehow later on.
Home post // Feb 2
・ 封印再度 (93% → 100%)
Finished Saikawa & Moe book 5. I liked the beginning of the book Moe being all gungho about the mystery and her dog being super cute, also the fact that Saikawa was absent for a while, lol and a bit of the last part when Saikawa spoke with Fumi, the widow, who answered the “why” part of the mystery, ie. why her husband died. Some of the stuff in the middle made my eyes roll (the part where Moe secretly having a disease turned out to be a massive april fools as well as marriage suddenly being a theme and then
discarded swept under the rug just as quickly. Honestly, I used to root for the two of them, but unless they stop being so weird with each other, I’m not getting my hopes up).
Tried reading Eugenia (0% → 3%) but I’m not in the mood for a random stand-alone book right now. Decided to go for 薬屋のひとりごと３ (0% → 2%) instead. Then I realized it’s been quite a while since I left off from the second volume. Hopefully, I’ll remember more of what happened previously as the story unfolds.
February 2nd (Day 33)
Another short update today: I’ve read the first half of chapter 3 of 1Q84. Wish I had the energy to read more.
Aria: the masterpiece volume 3 – progress report
Yesterday: Read up to page 179, finished chapter 25.
Today: Read up to page 186.
Tiny read today, couldn’t manage more and it’s getting late.
@Cathm2 ,I’m sorry to hear that, my condolences.
@MissDagger I haven’t seen any of Zelda Ocarina of Time randomizer tourneys as I simply didn’t know about them. You may have just shown me a new rabbit hole I can explore – do I dare?
I’ve only seen some Ocarina of Time (and other games’) speedruns on Awesome Games Done Quick/Summer Games Done Quick and those were already bonkers and entertaining with all the frame perfect wall skipping, bomb sliding tricks, generating medallions through bottles filled with bugs and whatnot. If some of these past zootr tournaments can be found on a Twitch archive or something, I may give it a watch one fateful weekend.
Word or expression of the day:
羽を伸ばす - (はねをのばす) - to let your hair down, to have fun after a period of work or stress
２月２日 (Home Post Link)
- ホリミヤ ch 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 + おまけ, volume 15 done!
One of my favorite single panel jokes in the series
They barge into a conversation that’s already happening, and then immediately drop the topic after this. But i think it gives some excellent insight into the types of conversations we can expect 宮村 and 会長 to be having in their free time
Word of the Day:
肩車「かたぐるま」ー giving someone a ride on one’s shoulders
I’d be lying if I said that ヨルシカ wasn’t one of the reasons I decided to start learning japanese seriously I played 言って, 花に亡霊, and だから僕は音楽を辞めた a ton in various rhythm games, and then back when I still worked mostly night shifts, the line「 青空だけがみたいのは我儘ですか。」from ヒッチコック hit pretty hard. When I started learning songs for karaoke, those were some of the first ones I practiced
For some reason I remembered listening to the albums back then and thinking that they were styled more as singles albums (i.e. not meant to be listened to in any particular structured order), but driving around with them the past few days I am changing my mind, especially for だから僕は音楽を辞めた. I am really loving all these little almost-ambient insert songs, especially 4/10.
Finished 推しの子第２巻 on the bus.
I finished the first volume of Kindaichi Shounen. The conclusion was awesome pretty much everybody was a victim of the situation. If the murderer actually did know how his dead girlfriend felt, he may have not become a murderer. Some of the dialogs at the end where incredible.
After finishing volume one I started the next volume right away. It’s the case playing in that strange town.
2531 pages read 17469 to read
Today I read chapter 8 of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun.
I’m enjoying it, but finding it a bit tough in places - I often struggle a bit with 4 koma stuff though. Not sure why!