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Hi, everyone~!
Today I wanted to talk a little about the Japanese language. Do you want to learn it someday? Have you already started? If you do want to be able to speak Japanese, why is that? What is your purpose in learning this language? If you'd be so kind to talk a little about this matter with me, I would really appreciate it! : D

Actually, I just finished my last and probably final official lesson of the Japanese language course... and I'm feeling nostalgic. It's been 10 years since I started. I was about seventeen, and now I'm almost 27. Time sure flies by fast. I wanted to write something about this, since clearly some stage in my life has come to an end. But at first I wasn't sure what I wanted to write about precisely. Now I know - I want to write about the very beginning.

I started to learn Japanese because I liked manga and anime, particularly - because Fullmetal Alchemist made a really big impression on me at the time. Now I'm much more into the Japanese high culture, like theatre, history, architecture, gardens, etc. But it all started with anime.

I was wondering how many of you are thinking of learning this language and what for.

I think I started because I wanted to understand anime without any subtitles. I thought I would get to the level of N3 at best. And now here I am, working as a tourist guide for the Japanese visitors, trying to pass N1 examination (which I at first considered absolutely impossible to get), watching NHK news every day. I even feel like discussing things like problems with the Japanese government's ideas for bringing more foreigners to Japan... Heck!

Nevertheless, even after 10 years of learning I still feel like I know nothing and like I couldn't even translate a single anime series properly... xD;;; Japanese is so hard when it comes to the complicated final little bits of the knowledge. But it's so easy to start!

I know of three people from my nearest circle, who just started learning Japanese, and one of them is my Mum (who watched more episodes of One Piece than me, and that's really something xD). Seeing all those people at the beginning of their journey, I wonder how far they are going to get and where this road is going to lead them.

And I wonder what your adventure with the Japanese language is going to end up like... : D



(Tl;dr: I'm feeling nostalgic because my Japanese lessons finished after 10 years and I don't have any more groups on my level to join. TAT)

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prettysenshi2k6 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
i love your work!!
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AuroraStardust13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
You are completely awesome!!!!
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Yurixy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Sent a note, hope you read! :)
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Yurixy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Beautiful works ^^
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Yurixy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Found you - Megu-Fan^^
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ScarletCortez Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my god, you are just so awesome *_* 

Are you really human, your art is too fantastic!!!
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Megan-Uosiu Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
;_; Thank you...! I don't know what to say... Um.. I am human! O_O; I'm really old though - had a lot of time to practice... =u=;;; But I still have a lot to learn even now.
Thank you very much for your kind wordsss~!! <333 :hug:
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Phanatyy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is some of my favorite ever and I want you to know I enjoy every work of yours! (i think i found you via your Artemis Fowl stuff :heart::heart::heart: )
But anyway! I'm also curious what art program(s) you use? (I've been studying different styles, techniques, and program usage in artists I admire)
Thank you for your time <:] 
You're a big inspiration.
*nyooms away*
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Megan-Uosiu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
This post literally brought me to the brink of tears (the good ones!). Thank you, it's so sweet of you to say something like that! O_Q I'm honoured! <//3
I use Photoshop and Paint Tool Sai for my works (though nowadays, I suppose that's pretty normal...). I do most of the painting in Sai, because it blends colours very nicely. ^^ And then all the edits and textures are made in Photoshop. I hope this helps?... If there's anything else I could be of help with, please ask without any restraints. OwO'

(And... Really, thank you for your comment! ;A; Lately, I feel so awful about my art... OTL''' But your words really inspired me to try even harder! Thank you! <333 :heart:)
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Phanatyy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem, thank YOU!
*nodnod* I use Sai too, and lately I've been trying to experiment with different coloring and blending styles but I can't get my brushes to comply OTL

(Duuuuuuude never do that you're so freakin good aghjaebs :heart: :heart::heart: But I'm elated that my encouragement made you happy :D )
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