that some studio ghibli shit right there.
Dirty Old Man:
Aloof Big Brother:
High School Student with a Double Life:
The Hero’s Bitches:
White-Haired Pretty Boy:
The Useless Main Character:
The Cutest Bitch You’ll Ever Meet:
The Too-Talented-For-Their-Own-Good Main Character:
Of course Kira gets his own little sub catergory
The Thug Shota
The Sports Anime Mom
Guide to Self-Studying Japanese
A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.
When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.
The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.
[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)
[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site]
[Kana Invaders Game]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….
The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.
While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.
[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through Mnemonics.[WaniKani] by the same people ho make TextFugu (below) can help you learn Kanji from scratch.
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….
The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.
If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.
[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.
[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.
The Fun Parts: Using Japanese Online Media
So you probably have learnt Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your learning advantage!
Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in. Try translating Japanese songs, etc.
The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!
For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List
Any more tips? Comment below!
|Socialism:||You have 2 cows and you give one to your neighbor.|
|Communism:||You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and gives you some milk.|
|Fascism:||You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and sells you some milk.|
|Nazism:||You have 2 cows; the Government takes both and shoots you.|
|Bureaucratism:||You have 2 cows; the Government takes both, shoots one, milks the other and throws the milk away..|
|Traditional Capitalism:||You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. You herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.|
|An American Corporation:||You have 2 cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyze why the cow dropped dead.|
|A French Corporation:||You have 2 cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.|
|Japanese Corporation:||You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called Cowkimon and market them Worldwide.|
|An Italian Corporation:||You have 2 cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch.|
|A Swiss Corporation:||You have 5000 cows. None of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.|
|Chinese Corporation:||You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim full employment, high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the numbers.|
|An Iraqi Corporation:||Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. No one believes you and they bomb your arse. You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of a Democracy.......|
|Counter Culture:||'Wow, dig it, like there's these 2 cows, man, grazing in the hemp field. You gotta have some of this milk!'|
|Surrealism:||You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.|
|Apathyologism:||You have 2 cows. You do not care.|
|Fatalist:||You have 2 doomed cows...|
|Atheism:||You have 2 cows. There is no God.|
|A West-Country Corporation:||You have 2 cows. That one on the left is kinda cute.|
|A Brazilian Corporation:||You have 2 cows. You pay taxes for 6 cows. You have to sell one cow in order to pay the taxes. Your remaining cow gets sick and dies while waiting for availability in the public vet hospital.|
|Russia:||You have two cows. Since they are both female, if you happen to keep them in the same stable you will pay a 5,000 rouble fine for homosexual propaganda.|
|PETA:||You have two cows. You kill them both. You then use naked women to convince other people that killing cows is wrong.|
|Moffat:||You have two cows. Both of them are your daughters time traveling from the past where they had a brief love affair with Da Vinci making you the rightful Queen of England. As you assume the throne, you throw them off a building.|
|Hussie:||You have 2 cows. You ask for another one. Instead of getting just 1 cow, you get 2,485,506 cows.|
|Romney:||You have 2 cows. You are not the president of the united states.|
|Once-ler:||You have 1 cow. Everyone decides to make 5 different versions of that cow.|
|Old Spice:||You have 2 cows. The cows are now diamonds. I'm on a horse.|
|An Irish Corporation:||You have a million cows because they're everywhere|
|Tumblr:||You have 2 cows. You ship them together and make GIF posts screaming about how much you love your cows, but they should stop existing because they are so perfect.|
|Also Tumblr:||I give you a hamburger.|
|Night Vale:||You do NOT have two cows. Cows do not exist. What's a cow? Show me a cow! That's not a cow! Who let you in here?|
|Tom Hiddleston:||You have two cows. You are very sorry for them.|
|Thranduil:||You do not have two cows, you have an elk. Riding on two cows is not majestic. Also the dwarves are on fire.|
|Dwarves:||You had two cows but now they're on fire.|
|Bilbo Baggins:||You did not invite those two cows for dinner.|
|Cows:||The shit you go through.|
|This post:||Started off as a post that explained different governments but then everything changed when the fire nation attacked|
|Achievement Hunter:||You have one cow and he gets put in a hole.|
|Captain America:||You have two cows, one is brainwashed and the other falls out of plane. The first jumps out after him. Everyone cries a lot.|
|Hannibal Lecter:||Doesn't have any cows, but somehow still has hamburger|
|Will Graham:||Rescues 2 cows and 5 more dogs. He now has 13 dogs and 2 cows living on his property. This is his design|
“The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”
I’ll probably always reblog this cuz it’s just mind-blowing, holy cow
Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.
For me liking anime was an ugly metamorphosis into a sad fart that denies she existed from ages 10-14… and maybe 151/2
whispers desperately to myself “I am an adult”
And the cycle begins anew.
why did i hit age 22 at age 19 oh no
im 14 and im already at stage 22 HELP!