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by CDarklock
Tue 05.08.2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Suspected joke
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

RE: Suspected joke

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
Now my next question would be whether a native Japanese speaker would actually understand 米ふとマラ。
And, if so, whether it might get you a date. ;)
by CDarklock
Tue 05.08.2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Suspected joke
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

RE: Suspected joke

And in light of that, the hand gesture might also look like you're pointing at something. Thanks a lot. I'll go smack him.
by CDarklock
Tue 05.08.2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Suspected joke
Replies: 21
Views: 3010

Suspected joke

I was talking to someone who's spent extensive time in Japan about the mechanics of dating Japanese women, and he advised me to use the phrase "beifutomara arimasu", which he says means "I have half a stomach". He claims that this is an observation which is not inherently an invitation, so the girl ...
by CDarklock
Mon 02.20.2006 4:39 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

Zeo wrote: I am the one that deleted the post of yours. I am sorry that I just deleted it, instead of just give it a comment and close it. I found your post not suitable for this site. So you got my appologize on just deleting it instead of closing it with a comment. What a fine example of how to h...
by CDarklock
Sun 02.19.2006 3:04 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: kanji
Replies: 41
Views: 6061

RE: kanji

zengargoyle wrote: i don't see anywhere that he says it's not important, only that you shouldn't worry about it until later. I find that it's something I need to worry about immediately, so I consider this an outrageous mirepresentation. Indeed, I find when reading the author's introduction that he...
by CDarklock
Sun 02.19.2006 12:38 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: kanji
Replies: 41
Views: 6061

RE: kanji

Mukade wrote: Heisig claiming that his teaching style should be used exclusive to all others is not unique. I don't claim that it's unique. I claim that it's *convenient*. I claim that it's a cop-out, and that it covers his rump in the event someone actually puts his other claims to the test. I cla...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 10:51 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

zengargoyle wrote: sexuality is one of those wide topics that is flavored by the person doing the writing, there probably isn't a particular web-page that has all the answers. I wasn't expecting to find one be-all and end-all web site, just someplace that would be a good starting point without havi...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 10:10 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

keatonatron wrote: Well... just exactly WHAT do you want to know? Well, when you get down to its most basic level: how does one *flirt* with the Japanese? Let's say you're out at the grocery store in Japan, and you see an attractive Japanese woman. How do you indicate that you are attracted to her?...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 9:21 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

zengargoyle wrote: there are no threads started by CDarklock with anything like that title in the past 8 weeks. I know, I checked. I thought maybe it was just in the wrong forum and someone moved it, but it's completely gone. (I debated over where it belonged: the general forum says "Anything about...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 8:51 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

mandolin wrote: I guess it really depends on the content of your post, which I didn't see. The content of my deleted post was pretty much the same as what I just posted. I specifically identified that I knew we couldn't discuss it here because we had many younger members, and that I was looking for...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

RE: Disappearing posts

I was asking where I could find good resources about sexuality in Japan. Not porn, just honest information about how the Japanese culture regards sex and sexuality. I'm aware that with the many younger members we have here, we're not going to have any in-depth discussion of this subject ourselves. H...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 8:18 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Disappearing posts
Replies: 29
Views: 8345

Disappearing posts

If I ask a question in the forum, and the thread disappears, and I don't know where it went - where do I go if I want to find out? The natural conclusion to draw is that a moderator deleted it. If this moderator does not tell me why the thread is being deleted, how exactly am I supposed to know what...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 151
Views: 22532

RE: What are you listening to right now?

Kurisuchan wrote: It is a off topic thread, but does anyone notice the site going from learning japanese to talk about Manga, Anime, Japanese music, and other things unrelated. I think that's why they created the off topic forum in the first place - to get that stuff out of the main "learning Japan...
by CDarklock
Sat 02.18.2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: kanji
Replies: 41
Views: 6061

RE: kanji

Mukade wrote: I often see people criticising Heisig, but using arguments about his work that are completely irrelevant. It makes me realize that they expected him to do X for them, but that they are surprised and disappointed when he does Y instead. That is precisely my experience. After careful re...
by CDarklock
Fri 02.17.2006 7:26 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: kanji
Replies: 41
Views: 6061

RE: kanji

Mukade wrote: You know, I think a lot of you who are leveling criticism at Heisig's first book are missing the point. I believe I have been quite generous in my praise for what Heisig's book does in fact do well: teach meaning, mnemonic, and stroke order. I have a certain concern, however, about an...