Random Kanji Knowledge: Eigo

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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 英語, which is ready as eigo (eh-go).

英語 means “English.”

英 is the symbol for “England/English.”

語 refers to things like “words” and “speech.”

The stroke order for 英語 is shown below. Continue reading

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Pet Peeve: Incorrect, “English Class” Interpretations

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True story: a long time ago, I actually considered being an English teacher. Like, I really put a lot of thought into it.

However, I was more interested in teaching English grammar and writing, as opposed to lecturing about literature. I do in fact like reading, but only with niche things (comic books, manga and all that jazz.)

I gave up on the notion of being an English teacher because I deemed myself too shy to stand in front of students all day to teach them about stuff, but that is beside the point.

I bring up “English class” interpretations because, quite frankly, there is no other way to describe what some people do to “sound smart.” It’s annoying to come across something that is written in such a manner that misses the mark.

Don’t get me wrong: I do in fact like hearing the opinions of others, even if it’s strictly out of curiosity. I have a lot of varied views on multiple topics. Of course, I believe context is always important.

Case in point: “Kill la Kill” is an extreme anime title for this fall season. I say extreme because it is an over-the-top, probably offensive, yet stylish show.

I came across a random post on Tumblr the other day that has this to say about the anime. Continue reading

Pet Peeve: Using the Wrong “Everyday”

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A lot of people don’t realize that “everyday” and “every day” are two different things. This misunderstanding is very common, unfortunately. Basically, “everyday” is the adjective form, whereas “every day” refers to “each day.”

Examples
1. These are my everyday shoes.

2. Every day, I drink a glass of milk.

Now you know.

Pet Peeve: Writing Plurals with an Apostrophe

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People make typos. Even I make typos. It’s a human thing to do.

However, I do believe that it is important for individuals to make an effort to cut down on silly typos that make grammar enthusiasts/Nazis like myself cringe.

For this particular post, I want to talk a bit about how annoyed I get when I see people put an apostrophe with their plurals.

Egg’s.

Crayon’s.

Tree’s.

Like, what the heck? This is such simple grammar that goes back to elementary school. Do some people not realize the simple difference between stuff like, “cars versus car’s?”

Ugh, it just irks me so much. It baffles me how possessions and plurals are mixed up. Seriously, there are a few legitimate situations where using an apostrophe for a plural is actually correct.

Example: “Bernie received three A’s on his report card this semester.”

Another example: “There are four 2’s in a regular deck of cards.”

So in general, using an apostrophe for a plural is most likely wrong to do. For all that is sacred in the English language, stop the madness with the incorrect apostrophe usage!

Confront! You Look So Cool! 【English Dub】

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Lyrics
Within your future that shines so bright
There is a layer of misty clouds
Your dream is surely disappearing
So now who can help watch over you?

But no one can take care of you anymore
No one else around could ever save you
And only you can trust in yourself (you see)
Don’t worry
It’s OK ’cause you can do it!

Go face against the difficulties
You’re so cool
It is all right because you will become so great
It doesn’t matter if they laugh at you

As long as you don’t ever give up on yourself
Go face against the difficulties
You’re so cool
It is all right because you will become so great

As long as you have courage you can do anything, go out and do your very best
Of course, this only work for cute boys …

Karakuri Burst~ Devin & Fluxx

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Hello. Just thought I would share this here.  ^^ I’m really happy with how it came out, and I hope other people enjoy it as much I did recording and animating it. ^^ If you have time, drop by Fluxx’s channel and give him a sub. He is new and totally deserves the support!

<3~Devin~<3 


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Stardust Utopia

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Lyrics
In no real world
I floated up towards the night sky
Because on that most precious day
I filled the black canvas up with so many lovely stars

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Something about YouTube Choruses That Annoy Me …

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Hello, guys!

Devin’s back again with her negativity that you all love … or don’t love, but you are here reading it, aren’t you?

So you’re here for some reason. So yesterday, I talked about things fandubbers do that annoy me, which I think it turned out well, No one has threatened me with pitch forks yet, haha.

Today, I will be talking about something that really bugs me about general choruses on YouTube, again in the Vocaloid community. I”m mainly gonna be focusing on English and Japanese choruses, and most likely offending some weeboos, so if you are a weeboo or are offended easily by text on the internet, then kindly close the page.

If not, then carry on reading and remember that my opinion does not reflect how the rest of the blog thinks. Thank You!

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Things Fandubbers Do That Annoy Me … (Part 1)

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OK, so … I’m guessing everyone knows what a fandubber is. They are people who sing covers of songs. Yadda yadda yadda. But in this post, I’m gonna be focusing more on the Vocaloid dub community, and my little pet peeves of what I have seen in the past two years of my singing experiences on YouTube.

Hopefully, I have my share of people who agree with me. Keep in mind that what I’m about to say does not reflect on the rest of this blog, and if you want to hate someone for it, let it be me.  Haha, OK, here we go! Nipah!

1.) When people DO NOT credit the person who wrote the English lyrics they are using! 
This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but it really is to me. It’s actually one of my most hated things to see on YouTube.
The people who write English translations for Vocaloid songs work really hard to come up with creative lines that not only flow with the song, but fit the syllable count as well. The least they deserve is for you to credit them in the description of your video.

Really? It takes like 10 seconds to type down the lyrics belong to “this person.” It doesn’t matter if everyone in the world knows Razzy wrote the lyrics you’re using for Magnet … put his name down there anyways, people! I personally have spent hours on one song making the lyrics perfect, so please keep that in mind when using lyrics written by someone else. c: Continue reading