The horrible truth

Probably not a good idea to combine “hard gay” and “slice” in the same sentence.

I find it extremely hard to remember their mneumonics, especially when they reference media I never have engaged in before, such as the countless Lord of the Rings references. They shouldn’t assume that these are universal experiences.

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They definitely are not in that process. It’s taken far too long for them to be in it, so I think it’s obvious by now that they’re just saying so to stop people complaining.

Yeah, I agree, this should take like 5 minutes, it’s simple.

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Leebo’s in a mood of sarcasm.

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By any chance, is there some sort of public info about what the overhaul process involves and how they’re going about it and whatnot? :slight_smile:

Not 5 minutes, of course, but let’s sum up the time periods. WaniKani was launched on May 14th 2012. It left beta on September 8th 2015 - three years later. I think it’s safe to assume that rehash of radicals and descriptions isn’t a job comparable in scope to creation of the entire website - and yet we have 2018, it’s been another 3 years since the website left beta stage, about the only thing known about the planned rehash is that it’s in the works, and interaction of anyone in control of the site with the community here seems to have been reduced by a lot, compared to previous years. I think it’s much more likely that it’s in the realm of wishful thinking and in the set of things that “we know we ought to do, but it’s not really fun, and it’s much more fun to travel in Japan and hire Japanese homeless to hang out with than that”.

You. Are. A MONSTER. Why would you do this to me? :weary:

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If there was that would mean they’re doing it and I already established that they’re definitely not.

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As a serious response, y’all might find that script handy that gives you different mnemonics.

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I have absolutely no idea what anyone is talking about because I haven’t made it that far. But at least now I have motivation to find out how bad it really is.

I don’t get it. What’s bad about that mnemonic?

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I don’t know… it looks quite ok to me. Of course, the immediate idea to me is that the way the kanji originally came about was that tracks were meant as a thing seen in the course of hunting, when wounded animal was leaving bloody traces on the ground or in the snow, which is why it’s a foot, and it’s red. Which is also more memorable to me. I guess it was thought not appropriate to city folks, and it was substituted with all the details of city night life.
And it’s せき because 赤’s 音読み is せき… but that’s the problem with most of the reading mnemonics - they refuse to use those self-references.

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some truths have expiration dates.

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Some tooth has expiration dates too!

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keep calm and smile

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I bet you anything they only started working on the Radical Overhaul after reading this thread.

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you’re right. i bet they also have people in the white house, preparing for the takeover.

bout time they kick those heretics out and establish a proper theocracy

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Somebody’s about to get caught red-footed. せきrity is already tracking their traces. — my own mnemonic version

This is why I tweak everything. I think the mnemonic for this one isn’t that bad, but it is a tad unnecessarily horrifying… Like for a sexual assault survivor. I’m not sure why it’s dancing around the red feet thing with “ink” instead of blood. Just think of the slightly less personally traumatizing possibilities of where you could go instead with that:

  • detectives & criminal activity
  • fairy dances
  • cinderella (like, the bloodiest version)
  • the 12 dancing princesses

Or, you know, just keep the full horror and make the protagonist Jessica Jones vs. Kilgrave.

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