Have you ever bought and played an untranslated japanese videogame?
Did you beat it?
She's not even an actual teacher.
They just bring these people in so kids can have an understanding of what conversational English sounds like.
But it results in cute comics, so it's no skin off my dick.
You have to understand what kind of people join the JET program.
Had this really obese weeb in my uni classes. For three years all he talked about was how he is gonna go to Japan and become a proper teacher and live there, get a Japanese wive etc.
He barely passed uni, went to Japan as an assistant teacher for a year, then became jobless. His parents kept funding his lifestyle and he kept living there unemployed for a year before he was forced to leave for overstaying his visa. Now he's just an unemployed weeb again that lives in his mom's basement at 29.
How is squatting filthy? Go squat on a toilet when you take a shit, there's less contact with the toilet, it works your muscles more, and it's a much better position.
I'm no fucking jap but c'mon. Thanks for the info though.
I'm not saying it's filthy, but people think it is because you're cowering over a hole in the ground like cavemen (at least that's the assumption). Since I camp a lot innawoods I know that squatting is a much better position than sitting when you're squeezing out a log.
I've beaten every single (mainline) Puyo Puyo quest. It's a puzzle game, so it doesn't take much nip nong ding dong
Also, why does this person even make comics? To escape from the bitter reality?
You're smart anon. I like smart people like you.
But nah, I don't squat over a hole. I squat on the actual toilet. I'm 5'3" so it's easy for me.
Two, actually. I bought Lords of Apocalypse as well as EX-Troopers. Didn't beat either of them yet, mostly out of boredom.
I'm actually disappointed that the JET program declined me for interview. I only wanted to stay for a year before getting an actual career. Which speaking of, are there any other ALT or Eikawa opportunities with non-shit companies?
Still gotta squeeze sometimes. Too much lean meats and not enough fiber makes me shit bricks the size of my lower arm.
I can't speak for the rest of the West, but the reason I don't like squats is because a) I don't know what to do with my pants, b) I can't hold that position very well because I'm not used to it, and c) I've seen some dirty-ass squats, which isn't the squat's fault but because they're more common in developing countries and those are not areas known for having clean facilities
I know squats are better for me but I've gone too long not using them, it's too late to switch
No lie, squatting moves your muscles in such a way that you poop comes out easier. Maybe it's an evolutionary holdover or something.
I've seen these comics posted on /v/ a few times now, what's the big deal? Did the artist piss someone off at /co/ or something?
The style is kind of cute, and she hasn't said or done anything especially overbearing. So she's a bit of a weaboo. Big deal? What gives?
>Which speaking of, are there any other ALT or Eikawa opportunities with non-shit companies?
Dunno about that, but if you just care about going to Japan for a year why not do it with a shit company?
I wasn't eligible for the JET program myself since I'm not a native English speaker, but also couldn't do the German equivalent since I graduated in America. So I just saved money some money and went on a three months trip around Japan instead.
I know someone on the JET program who's pretty good.
I went to HK to teach English instead and now I'm teaching kindergarten full time. Teaching English in Asia is a pretty cushy gig, I recommend it to anyone with a college degree and no idea what they want to do with their life. You can get set up pretty well and be totally shit at teaching as long as you're a native English speaker.
Webcomics don't generally get circulated around on 4chan for benevolent reasons, m8.
See Dobson, Fuckley, etc.
Though, come to think of it, you bastards do like Ronnie an awful lot, but that's really the only example that comes to mind.
To be honest, it's because I'm poor enough that being able to work and save a bit of money on my way home would be a huge boon, and a lot of the companies I've been looking into (ie Interac) are shady as fuck.
I'm at the awkward point where I'm post-grad and about to start my career, so the best time to do the whole ALT thing would be now rather than jump ship from a company in a year.
So? Most of the people who post on here are fat and ugly, too.
The last time you guys harassed two fat and ugly chicks they became wildly more successful and one even absconded with millions, so maybe I shouldn't question it.
I promise you we aren't all shit. The fact that she's always speaking Japanese reveals how bad she is.
None of good ALTs I know speak any Japanese to their students.
You're right, once you've got a job at home it's hard to take a year off and do something else.
Have you looked at participant feedback that made Interac seem shady? I've never heard of them myself.
What interests you about going to Japan? Is it the teaching or is it just Japan in general?
>fat and ugly
>implying you wouldn't
Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus is fully playable even without knowing any japanese, most games are fairly self-explanatory with audio and vidual cues and the menus are easy to navigate. I imported it last summer and had no problem navigating it at all.
My elementary school use to have stilts but then some kid's mom got them banned from school and the rest of the kids ended up beating the shit out of him for the rest of the school year.
Yeah, like how Interac drops your salary during certain parts of the year as well as some of the things they're doing to avoid upcoming changes to worker regulations.
Personally, I'm interested because I want to undergo full language immersion. I'm a CS grad interested in translation and localization of software, so I figured that would be the best route to tack on the experience needed. There's only so much practice and reading I can do on my own.
I find them really cute
Simple jokes, no sjw bullshit, charming, cutely drawn.
There is also no "Japan is best, america boooo", just cute little jokes.
Definetly better to look at these rather than complain about Buckley for hours
Teaching makes sense then. Otherwise, you can do what I did, travel three months around Japan and only stay in hostels. While there's also other Western travelers there's usually a lot of young Japanese staying in as well and hostel culture makes it easy to get into conversations with people and often find someone to travel alongside with for part of your trip.
You DO know we can post comics non-ironically, right?
If you somehow get stuck and can't figure it out from context there's an overview video of all the menus and game modes on YouTube where some Jap speaker explains it all. Just search for "rhythm heaven the best plus overview"
Back in the SNES days I bought a pirated cartridge of the japanese Disney Magical Quest 3
I had no idea what people were saying in the cutscenes, but since it wasn't a particularly difficult platformer I beat it
i find åsa much cuter.
If you want me to post more, you can do so without baiting.
Not him, but after 4 months you can deal with menus, tutorials and basic grammar if you are a diligent student.
After a whole year you should be able to deal with the main story of any game. At least the gist of it.
See, that's a nice way to ask for more comics.
Unfortunately not. I could follow along with the voiced parts mainly, but the INCREDIBLY LONG voiceless text dumps every now and then just killed my will to continue, since I'm still at the 'look up half the kanji' stage. I dunno, I don't really feel like I'm missing out, and from what I've heard most of the routes don't really go anywhere anyway, apart from that one weird bitch that no one could figure out.
I have a few
>Two Evangelion games; one's a fighter, the other is some weird sim thing
>The Berserk game for PS2
>Lost Planet EX Troopers
I bought all 4 at a convention despite not knowing a lick of Jap.
I really enjoy overpowered "don't give a fuck" characters in what are meant to be scary or difficult situations
Yeah, that's what made DMC4's story great to me.
You have this big melodrama surrounding Nero and the Sparda cult, then every now and then Dante shows up to chew the scenery before eventually hijacking the story entirely.
I bought Naruto Shinobi Retsuden for the DS in early 2007. Just discovered it ended up coming out in the west, but I stopped liking Naruto by that time. I remember enjoying my time with the game
I can't for the life of me find the entire thing, but you've probably seen it already
A while before Mary made this, Diaz released "pin-ups" of his cyborg girl naked and without the robot enhanchments, according to him it represented some 2deep4you shit about amputees and strong women or whatever
So when he saw this comic about male artists drawing hot waifus in the name of feminism he immediately took it personally despite the fact that he was never directly addressed (the guy in the comic doesn't even look like him), he deleted the pin-ups and complained that it wasn't fair of Mary to attack him, causing 90% of the webcomic community to defend her and call him out on his hipocrisy (he's the kind of guy that calls Power Girl's costume sexist but then draws his own characters half-naked every couple of pages)
yep, sounds like that faggot alright.
but hey, after all his redesigns of Zelda characters are quite popular on tumblr. He is quite proud of that.
No, seriously. He is fucking proud of that.
That dipshit recently shit on a Linkle and after that was actively searching on twitter anyone who was talking "bad" of him and blocking them without any interaction.
I was reading his stuff on and off since 2008 or so I think, but only recently found how much that fag is full of himself.
>mfw Diaz actually said "It's not like I've ever designed Nintendo characters or anything" when he got assmad that Nintendo didn't come to him about Linkle
>mfw Morbi from Poppy O'Possum responded to him with "You're right, you haven't" and instantly got blocked
Aaron Diaz is such a faggy fuckboy, I swear
I think it's a reference to his naked character studies, the girl was always conveniently shaved
And this is the pin-up i was talking about
All that shit coming from a guy who has actually forgotten to draw her prosthetics in the comic.
You'd think he'd never forget that his own character has fake limbs
I don't think he forgets that, but he changes Whatshername's appearance costantly. Didn't she recently became somekind of total cyber-goddess? Basically Motoko after fusing with the Puppet Master
imagine, you can draw, somewhat cute girls (technically).
and now, cause some political shit you can't even allow yourself to draw anything naked or remotely sexy because you are "good" guy. You force all lewd thoughts from your mind. Becoming a monster.
that must suck, at least a bit.
It's not like I took fucking French or German in highschool.
Spanish and Chinese are ok if you plan on interacting with those people, and Latin is ok if you want to be a doctor or some kind of bioscientist, but for me Japanese was a no-brainer.
Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger on PS1.
After 30 minutes of trial and error I memorized where the save, load and Survival options were and I beat the game an hour later.
Sorry dirty foreigner, but American and Japan are friends forever.
Other countries: irrelevant
That's what they get for Pearl Harbor.
at least we didn't flood them with niggers.
Seriously the stupidest fucking thing I've ever read, I'm not kidding.
I'm born and raised in Detroit and this couldn't be further from the truth.
Detroit started going down hill in the 50s when all the nigger moved here for auto jobs.
The niggers weren't getting paid nearly as much as the whites were because they were too stupid to perform their job.
So in order to pay bills they started selling drugs. They eventually started getting good white workers addicted, and then eventually fired. After the race riots, with half the city burned down, all whited fled to metro detroit (suburbs) in what is called "white flight".
The niggers were too stupid to rebuild Detroit, and white people didn't care, they had the suburbs to build.
Eventually in the 70s the original niggers couldn't work anymore, and their children grew up in poverty, so they were unqualified to work, and started to form gangs to sell drugs. That birthed the second of only 3 detroit gangs, Y.B.I, or "young boys incorporated'.
White people formed the union to protect their jobs and started working at ford, gm etc again.
While the niggers continued to sell drugs and commit crimes.
This is why Detroit is how it is now, and continues to be so.
You stupid fucking 14 year old
Each major city tends to have it's own history that you can see in the building construction and such.
Like old city fires and such so you have very old building butted up right next to modern architecture.
Detroit however is a rather extreme example.
Tales of Symphonia for PS2 was the first one I imported, together with Abyss and Destiny 2 remake.
didn't even know hiragana back then, beat them all and have imported lots of games since. Now I also import manga directly from Japan on some occasions.
It's easier to just do something than to worry about it, desu
It depends on what the city's lifeblood is, but it all boils down to cash money.
From what I've heard just by the grapevine a lot of cities get a fair bit of money from universities, partially because if anybody rich comes around they start investing in businesses where their brat is.
This is sort of what happened in Savannah once the fancy art college opened up. The university bought up old property to put their academic halls in instead of building new ones, for the most part, so the relatives of the students started injecting cash into the area.
Or so I hear. I wish I had a more concrete source than this, I heard it from a person who used to live in savannah before the uni got big, and they said it was a giant shithole before the college set up shop.
>Like old city fires and such so you have very old building butted up right next to modern architecture.
I guess that's common thing, I'm from Siberia, you can find wooden houses, soviet buildings and modern architecture just side by side basically.
I just never heard about anything similar to Detroit.
yeah, that makes sense.
I guess if not being transporting center - my hometown would stay same village as it was before railroad was built. Basically all more or less developed cities are glued to Moscow-Vladivostok railroad.
This is true for a good portion of the reason as to why Detroit is why it is today, but thats just how it came to have a shitty population, not the entirety of its downfall.
Starting sometime in the 70s, corruption of the mayors and city council also lead to the city's demise. Its probably still even happening with Mike Duggan and the rest of the current council.
NAFTA also let jobs get outsourced, and the complaining from the unions made the decision to go somewhere else even easier.
Just ones you don't really need to read to progress.
EX Troopers, Akumajou Dracula X - somethingsomething that means Symphony of the Night, puzzle games (puzzle bobble, puyo puyo, that sort of thing,) platformers, some sports games, etc
EX Troopers is a little difficult because you don't always know what items do or where you're supposed to go in the hub next but you can figure it out
Dragon Warrior Monsters
A few of those chibi baseball games
Monster Hunter portable 3rd
These a few more misc. games but I've beaten them all in Japanese despite not knowing the language.
Didn't beat any. ( doubt just arcade modes in Gundam VS counts)
First few imports were Puyo Puyo vs Tetris, Gundam VS, later imported Xenoblade X Wii U JP bundle, played 90 hours of it to satisfy my thrist for it. Probably could've beat story with google translated JP wiki, but decided to drop in a middle and then go with western release.
Aside of that latest import is mostly Taiko for Wii U, SRW OGs Gaiden, 2nd SRW OG, MasouKishin (not Coffin one), ACE:R, Infinity Battle.
That's about cover it, I'm pretty new to import, for all pre 7 gen I have flashcards of modded consoles.
Only game I've played untranslated is Project Mirai DX because I'm impatient and the songs can't really be translated anyway. I don't think the localization even got more than romaji lyrics.
That's a shame. Unlike translating Vocaloid stuff. I should post in the next Miku Monday thread. So those still exist here?
Go check JET's website, and the section where most of their teachers com from, there is a shitload of Hues and non British Europeans in the program, you only need to be a Native if you want to get the highest position from the get go, which is basically a translator for a diplomat in japan
For being a Teach all you need is a TOELF or Cambridge certificate saying you can into English, and if you are ok with being a PE tech, you don't even need that, just basic English knowledge is ok