It has been a few days since I last posted due to life being very hectic at the moment. I did manage to keep watching according to schedule, but I haven’t done any of the drill downs or the like that I talked about earlier, even just watching the episode already meant less time for sleep
A thing I have noticed though is that the constant repetition is doing wonders for my listening ability, every watch through I can pick out everything more clearly than I could before, and I’m REALLY starting to enjoy the episode and mostly ignoring the subs when I watch it with them, and LOVE watching it without subtitles now
While I do get somewhat bored during some scenes, and the episode does seem to drag on a bit longer than when watching something new (probably the novelty wearing off ) at the moment, to my surprise, I am still not bored watching the episode. I think this is mostly due to the fact that the anime is very high energy, but every watch through I do discover something new, or pick up on something I missed before, so it keeps me entertained.
Another interesting thing to note is that it seems that my “intuitive” understanding of grammar is improving. I don’t know if it’s because I’m slowly breaking through a plateau anyway, or that the repetition has helped me, but I woke up at 2 a.m. this morning and only had to leave for work at 8, so I spent roughly 5 hours just reading as well as finally watching the last few episodes of “ダンベル何キロ持てる？”, and while I still had to look up a lot of words, the grammar wasn’t as big a hurdle as it was just a short while ago. (Important to note that I was however just reading a whole bunch of Satori Reader articles, so content aimed at learners, not native content) Interesting either way, but hard to attribute a cause to it