How I’m learning Japanese!

みなさん、こんにちは! It’s been a while since I wrote about this, but I’ve been diligently keeping up my Japanese studies. And while I’m still far from fluent, my current self-study methods have helped me dramatically, and I wanted to share them with you. So without further ado, Anki (website) Anki is a free and open-source spaced repetition flashcard program. “Anki” (暗記) is the Japanese word for “memorization”. The SM2 algorithm, created for SuperMemo in the … Continue reading How I’m learning Japanese!

A Story and Introduction to Kōans

Recently I bought the Blu-Ray set for Avatar the Last Airbender because who doesn’t need some Uncle Iroh in their life? I guess I’ve been stressed and conflicted a lot lately, and I just felt like Iroh has always had a calming effect on me. I mean I even named my dog Mako after Iroh’s original voice actor, so clearly there’s something to the character’s … Continue reading A Story and Introduction to Kōans

Top 5 Favorite Anime Youtubers

If anyone knows the artist for my Featured Image I would greatly appreciate the info! Love the image, but can’t make out the name! When I think about some of my favorite things, anime and YouTube are pretty high on the list. After all I’ve been obsessed with both of them for as long as I can remember, so I figured why not combine the … Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Anime Youtubers

Online Series Review: Sugar Pine 7

What’s going on everyone? I wanted to talk about one of my newish favorite YouTube channels Sugar Pine 7, recent winner of a Streamy for Show of the Year! Their alternative lifestyle vlog-type videos are a joy to watch for their odd delivery and unyielding vaping. Created by Steven Suptic shortly before the end of SourceFed, this group of friends document their lives as a … Continue reading Online Series Review: Sugar Pine 7

Online Show Review: Hellsing Ultimate Abridged

Nearly every October, TeamFourStar puts out a new episode of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, and this year’s was extraordinary! The plot loosely follows the originals as many abridged shows do, but their portrayal of Alucard is absolutely brilliant! If you haven’t already checked out episodes 1-7, I highly recommend giving them a watch first as this won’t make any sense without them. Anyway on to the … Continue reading Online Show Review: Hellsing Ultimate Abridged