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I'm really starting to appreciate how incredibly little functional difference there is between usage of "this" and "that", at least in most contexts.
"That is an old chair." vs "This is an old chair."
Fun fact absolutely nothing about the chair in question changes. The sentences do not imply literally anything different whatsoever.
Lmao uh I guess there isn't any speaker/listener distinction like in Japanese!! Whoa~
Unrelatedly, if anyone has any tips for keeping straight which of あの/この/その translate to "this" and which ones translate to "that" it would be much appreciated.
OK so I struggled with this for a WHILE but!! I have a really good tip now actually.

あの, and anything that starts with あ (like あれ、あそこ、ああいう) is talking about something distant from both the speaker and listener! This could be a physical object or an idea expressed by...someone or something that's not the listener or speaker! Translations for those three would be (that thing way over there, way over there, and "things like that").

その, and anything that starts with そ (like それ、そこ、そういう) is talking about something distant from the speaker, but not the listener! This could be a physical object or an idea expressed by the listener, that kinda thing! Translations for those three would be (that thing (of yours), over there (by you), and "things like that" (that you say)).

この, and anything that starts with こ (like これ、ここ、こういう) is talking about something distant from the listener, but not the speaker! This could be a physical object or an idea expressed by the speaker! So like maybe if you're introducing a topic or talking about something for the first time. Translations for those three would be (this thing (of mine), "here", and "things like this" (that I say)).

And don't worry if you mess them up! It's sometimes hard to follow that kinda thing in conversation but you'll get better with practice! We all do~! And I'm sure people will understand either waaaaay~
 

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OK so I struggled with this for a WHILE but!! I have a really good tip now actually.
Glad I'm not the only one... Thanks for the explanation! I think that'll help me a lot!

Lmao uh I guess there isn't any speaker
Yeah not really. I guess I might gesture at the chair slightly differently with the sentences but ultimately the meaning is exactly the same.
 

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Ugh. I have a handful of anime marked as "I want to watch this soon" and I'm looking at them and saying to myself "I don't feel like watching any of these at the moment". I know I feel like watching some sort of anime, but I cannot seem to figure out what it is I feel like watching, and it's kinda been like this for a few days. Getting kinda sick of staring at the screen and scrolling through only to not come up with anything.
 

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Ugh. I have a handful of anime marked as "I want to watch this soon" and I'm looking at them and saying to myself "I don't feel like watching any of these at the moment". I know I feel like watching some sort of anime, but I cannot seem to figure out what it is I feel like watching, and it's kinda been like this for a few days. Getting kinda sick of staring at the screen and scrolling through only to not come up with anything.
PowerPuff Girls Z?! A good action one is...Haikyuu!?
 

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PowerPuff Girls Z?! A good action one is...Haikyuu!?
I'm not much of a fan of sports series (especially not volleyball because I used to play volleyball and had a decidely not great relationship with my teammates so I'm especially sour towards that particular sport), so Haikyuu's not really of interest to me, but the PowerPuff Girls series might be worth a try, the I kinda like the artstyle and from my limited knowledge of it it might be something interesting to me.
 

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Dawning do you think an anime reccomendations thread would be good? I could help create it and reccomend some!
 

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Dawning do you think an anime reccomendations thread would be good? I could help create it and reccomend some!
I'd think so! I think there are probably plenty of people who would appreciate having a list of recs and/or a place to ask, and I don't think there's one currently? I'd have to check the animanga section.
 

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Dawning do you think an anime reccomendations thread would be good? I could help create it and reccomend some!
I'd think so! I think there are probably plenty of people who would appreciate having a list of recs and/or a place to ask, and I don't think there's one currently? I'd have to check the animanga section.
Alright so I'm not seeing anything that quite seems like an anime recs thread, there's a favorite anime thread and a thread for sharing anime lists but I do think a recs thread could have a distinct place in the section.

Probably the best way to handle it I can come up with is to include a list of some recs in the OP and make it so people can share any of their reccomendations or ask for any reccomendations. It'd probably be good to have a system to organize the list by but I'm not sure whether it'd be better to do so by demographic (shonen/shoujo/seinen/etc) or by genre?
 

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Made some banana bread muffins! Haven't gotten to taste them but the smell super good. The banana smashing was probably not my favorite cooking thing ever but I'm definitely feeling it'll be worthwhile and the batter was otherwise fairly standard.
Crossposting this.
These turned out really good! Didn't have any issues with being dry like some other things I've baked, the texture is exactly how I wanted and they taste great.
 

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Spent today with my mom, little siblings, and cousin fishing. Little sibs and cousin caught lots of fish; my younger brother even managed a couple bass. I didn't get shit till we were almost leaving though-- only one all day. I don't mind too much; it was pretty nice out and I got to spend a lot of the time reading. I'm reading a book called The Girl With All The Gifts which is a zombie apocalypse book that does not make a point of actually telling you you're reading a zombie apocalypse book until you've actually started reading the zombie apocalypse book. This is probably a good thing in my case because I do not often read zombie apocalypse books so I might not have picked it up if it was less vague on that, but I actually sorta like its take? The main character is a zombie who's been a zombie most of her life but doesn't realize she's a zombie because unlike normal zombies she can actually think and stuff and also she's part of a research project to try and find a cure due to her and some ither kid having some partial immunity to the zombie fungus. The zombie fungus is also a very mutated version of that zombie-ant fungus which is a smaller thing but I like using that instead of a vaguely defined virus so that's cool. (They also don't use the word zombie they use hungry but whatever.) It's kind of an interesting book at least to me.

I also made bread yesterday! I think I left it in the oven a little too long, the crust got really hard and when I cut it it all kinda crumbled really easy. But it wasn't too bad, it still tasted fine and aside from being crumbling the inside texture was pretty good. Making bread is a lot waiting, when I started I was expecting it to take about as long as like muffins or pizza but then yeast got involved and I had to let it rise for like two hours because that's how bread is.
Didn't get any pictures of this because my phone was dead when I finished it unfortunately.
 
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