Monthly Archives: October 2014

Remembering the Blogposts #15

More like forgetting the blogposts, lol.

I’ve been out of sorts for a while due to not waking up in the middle of the day, which I need to to be able to stay up long into the night and so achieve peak productivity. No, really – I can’t make myself do ‘work’ of any kind if I’m not in this mode, I swear. Night is important.

Been half-slipping on things, sometimes waiting the max 3 days that I allow myself before dealing with any review backlog (it’s so great to do ~230 in one day too!1). I’m at about 1980, which is about 60 more kanji from very long ago, which is very slow but whatcanyedo.

…22:53 and sleepy. God damn it, the fuwarevolution dude made me stay up ’til 5am due to all the excitement. Already have a 1day review backlog T_T.

Well, I really do want to finish RtK before Christmas. Even 10 new a day would do it easy. 5 could actually work as well. The problem is that I use up my energy doing fun tasks, then am super tired when I feel like getting productive in any way. This might just be due to my bad condition (god knows I have about 15 kilos too much on, and I never exercise), but no matter what causes it it’s kinda crippling. I’ll leave you with a great article about procrastinators. That Dark Playground metaphor sure hits home…

…next time, you’ll see my studying playlists and potentially hints as to where they might be acquired, though I don’t want to get hit by the copyright monster so they shall be somewhat oblique. If I can be arsed to write them up, that is. Oh, and Next Time might be today. Or todaymorrow. Maybe I should define today and todaymorrow too…


Remembering the Blogposts #14

Things aren’t going that badly, but doing blog posts for the Fuwanovel blog, and psyching myself up for learning more kanji, tends to take time each day. I’d be hilariously more productive if I didn’t spend so much time procrastinating, but on the other hand, due to my perfectionist nature I can spend three hours on a blog post that really shouldn’t be that much work (probably also due to lack of writing skill though – but hell, best way to practice it is to do it.

I’d appreciate more critique (preferably somewhat gentle, but honest) in general though, so I don’t get stuck on a plateau of mediocrity due to not noticing my faults. Thing is, these days I really can’t be arsed to do the really anal scrutiny I used to do earlier. I mean, it’s a news blog, and I’m generally pretty late already (I try to compensate by including material other places wouldn’t when it comes to this, like mentioning Doki’s extreme opacity as to their progress on CLANNAD and so on).

Anyway, 1923 kanji in the system now. Things are definitely slowing down, but on the other hand this makes it significantly more enjoyable. That said, I still need to do my reviews for today and I’m procrastinating them pretty hard all things considered.

I really need to write up my review of Taarradhin, because I think it’s actually insightful and might help Cyanide Tea understand just what makes it so weak in the end. Well, ain’t that presumptuous – it’s quite possible did it better than me ages ago, I should check w.