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Grant Miller
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  • Eden Prairie, MN
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May 12, 2013
Grant Miller left a comment for Emily Crook
"I saw your post in Nerdfighter Tutoring and Mentoring. I'm a computer programmer. What about computers and technology are you interested in? Can I help?"
Apr 7, 2013
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"I'll probably get to reading through the site over the weekend. Or Christmas break. Or anytime school's not being too much of a time-consuming pain. Which is better to focus on first: hiragana or katakana? Or do I look at them…"
Nov 27, 2012
Grant Miller left a comment for Gail R.
"This is the site that I found first. It has a good basic introduction to Japanese. It will teach you hiragana and katakana, as well as the proper pronunciation of them (it has sound files.) It also gives a good introduction to Japanese…"
Nov 26, 2012
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"I decided I'd probably do a bit of self-study first, at least on the basic part. I would really appreciate your help in learning after that. May you please send links for the sources you used? I'm on a crappy Acer Aspire One, I'm not…"
Nov 26, 2012
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"Self study is hard. I did it for a year or so as well before I started taking courses at college. You said you're most interested in learning to read? That's how I started out, but it quickly evolved into a desire to speak and…"
Nov 25, 2012
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"I'm actually really just starting out. I tried to do some self-study a while back but quickly realized that it was getting me nowhere so I held off my learning. I then found the Mentoring group and, uh, seized the opportunity."
Nov 24, 2012
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"Hi Gail, I saw your post in Nerdfighter Tutoring and Mentoring. I'm probably not the best teacher around, but I can tell you about what I did when I decided I wanted to learn Japanese back when I was in college. What have you learned so…"
Nov 24, 2012
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"そうですね。大学に入るためにしなければならないことがいっぱいありますよね。頑張ってください。 今作っているのは、ボウリングのゲームです。この前は(英)単語を当てようとするゲームとか、ボールでレンガを崩して、跳ね返ったらパドルで打ち返す(ブレイクアウト風な)ゲームを作ったことがあります。 プログラミングが楽しいと思うので、ぜひプログラミング能力を磨いて好きなものを作ってみてください。 日本に11ヶ月ぐらいいました。ホームステイ期間も同じでした。 また日本に行きたいと思っているのですが、今の時点で特…"
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Math/Science/etc. Nerdfighter
About Me:
I am mostly nerdy about computers. This is a good thing in my line of work. I am a 27-year-old programmer. I make games for phones.

I don't play video games nearly as much I used to, but when I do, I can refer to it as "research."

While I was in college, I decided to try to learn to read a little bit of Japanese so I could make sense of some technical information regarding the PlayStation I found online. I ended up taking three years of classes here and spending a full year studying the language in Japan. I apparently get carried away easily.

I like reading, but don't read nearly as much as I think I ought to. Chances are I haven't read your favorite books or seen your favorite television series, but I'm sure I would enjoy them. I'll put them on a list to read/see.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
I'm not so good at favorite questions.
A recent book I enjoyed: "Memory" by Linda Nagata. I tend to like fantasy and science fiction books best.
A recent movie I liked: "Stardust." I later learned this is also a book (which I've just read and it is also great.)
Music: Any video game sound track.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Toy cats
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Any close friend would be swell
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
November, 2010
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Dive For The Bobbing Apple

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At 5:16am on November 27, 2012, Gail R. said…

I'll probably get to reading through the site over the weekend. Or Christmas break. Or anytime school's not being too much of a time-consuming pain.

Which is better to focus on first: hiragana or katakana? Or do I look at them simultaneously and then compa - actually, now that I think about, looking at them at the same time might not be the most clever idea.

That would be very much appreciated. Sorry for bothering you with the programming and stuff, by the way.

Oh, yes, I do have one at the moment. Why do does the Japanese have so many, uh, alphabets (characters? letters? I really don't know) and how can they incorporate different characters in a sentence. I mean, is there no corresponding hiragana character in katakana? What would be the difference in meaning if I were to use one from the other? And I'm not really sure if I made much sense.

At 2:56am on November 26, 2012, Gail R. said…

I decided I'd probably do a bit of self-study first, at least on the basic part. I would really appreciate your help in learning after that. May you please send links for the sources you used?

I'm on a crappy Acer Aspire One, I'm not sure how my netbook does on compatibility but the software would be very helpful.

My problem was, when I tried to self-study, that I didn't know where to start and how to proceed. I ended up spending a week or so writing and re-writing the vowels for katakana and hiragana before realizing I was making no decent progress, and that I didn't know exactly what to learn next afterwards. I was plagued by questions like "Should I focus on hiragana first?" and the Google was not all that helpful then.

At 6:54pm on November 24, 2012, Gail R. said…

I'm actually really just starting out. I tried to do some self-study a while back but quickly realized that it was getting me nowhere so I held off my learning. I then found the Mentoring group and, uh, seized the opportunity.

At 8:51pm on October 7, 2012, Satynne said…

Hi! :)

At 4:02am on October 7, 2012, PhoenixShaman said…

Yeh I totally agree, there is one thing that was in the film that wish was in the book; Captain Shakespeare is awesome!

It was also fairly cathartic that Ricky Gervais's character got killed, although I suspect that was the only reason for him being in the film.

At 3:39am on October 5, 2012, PhoenixShaman said…

Hey sorry for the late reply I have been crazy busy with a house move and I have just gone back to university to learn a new subject.

What did you think about the differences between the book & the film?

At 6:42pm on September 25, 2012, Claire said…

I have been studying for nearly 3 years. So I know a bit already :)

At 5:12pm on September 25, 2012, Claire said…

Hello, I am looking to improve my language skills. I would love to be taught new words etc :) Thank you!!

At 9:08pm on August 9, 2012, Maggie Ann DiMenna said…

Hello! Nice to meet you too!

At 9:55pm on July 21, 2012, Danno said…

there sure are and hey, no worries

 
 
 

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