I failed

I’m sorry, blog, for I have failed you. It has been months since my last post. I still haven’t posted my review of Inside Mari, or written any other reviews or rants.

I’m very sorry for this, and I hope you can forgive me. This failure hasn’t been without gains elsewhere, however. I have started in earnest my work to becoming fluent in Japanese and am making good progress so far. Within the last two weeks, I went from 0 ability to read hiragana to nearly 100%, and I have learned over 100 new words and phrases as well. I’ve met a brilliant girl who has offered to tutor me, and have been picking up some excellent resources such as memrise.com and fluentin3months.com. I’ve met some awesome people in a meetup.com group (two groups actually) to learn about the culture and language of Japan, which has further assisted me as well.

In addition to my language learning, I’ve started a new secret project which I will unveil here once the time is right. Something awesome for an old otaku like me. Hopefully you, dear readers, will also enjoy it. But that’s maybe getting a bit ahead of myself.

I still have that Inside Mari review coming up, hopefully I’ll get it finished later today, and moving forward, I’m going to use this space to talk about my language learning, the tips and tricks that are helping, and what doesn’t help at all, etc.

This blog isn’t technically a job, and I sure as anything haven’t been treating it as such, but that is no excuse for just abandoning it like this. I am sorry, and I will be better. Maybe one day, I’ll be able to make this be my actual job even, but to get there, I know I have to put in the work first. So let me end this with a promise to you, that I will post something at least once a week, be it a review for an anime I am watching, a game I’m playing, or insights into Japanese culture and language that I’ve learned, I’ll make sure not to leave y’all alone again like I did before.

Gomen nasai and ja ne!
The Ranting Loon

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