Also, (quite reasonably) he doesn't always want it arranged the exact same way so it can take several attempts. So I'm trying to sleep in this morning (flu shot wiped me out) but now I'm awake because I failed at blanket care lol

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I honestly love that my cat wants his blankets to be arranged in a very specific way and I'm happy to make this happen for him. (Less happy about being waked up to do it though)

(When I've been studying Korean I've been approaching it the same way, using Hangul instead of romanization but a lot of learning resources don't seem to support this approach.)

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But I also tried to never use romaji for anything because it felt like an approximate pronunciation rather than an exact one - the downside is that sometimes it takes me a minute to decipher romaji seen in the wild.

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It just bothers me to associate concepts to kanji that don't necessarily relate to their meaning or pronunciation - my brain rejects it on a fundamental level.

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Mnemonic systems for learning kanji seem to work for a lot of people but I can't stand them for some reason.

Still annoyed by how many people hear villain when you say antagonist.

(Also one pov was a dude and I really didn't care about him... Pretty sure I ended up skimming his chapters lol)

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There's one book in particular where I distinctly remember doing that because each chapter would end on a cliffhanger and there's no way I could sit through whole chapters before finding out what happened next.

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All because my adhd brain is like, oh no, you interrupted me by switching characters, now I can't focus. I think this is why when I was younger, I would read all the sections for one pov and then go back and read the sections for the next and so on.

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I guess my brain is still working on the book and it hasn't all been abandoned for Japanese lol

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I was wondering why I was organizing my different chapter/pov sections the way I was, and it's because I want to read for an hour or so before changing pov (minimum half an hour). Which means I've realized my goal is 30-60 pages per chapter.

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I just realized the reason it's taking me so long to finish this book: short chapters, with alternating pov. If it weren't for the pov shifts, I'd ignore the chapter breaks but I can't do that here.

Also it's incredible how many more resources there are for learning now than there were when I was first learning (early 2000s).

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This is apparently the year of the overalls/shortalls for me, I just ordered another pair lol

I decided to try and refresh my Japanese but now I'm afraid this project is trying to take over the novel writing part of my brain. Please let me have two projects that I'm excited about, brain. That's all I ask.

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