For about 5 years I’ve been working on a revolutionary new approach to studying kanji; the "TEACH YOURSELF KANJI VIA YO MAMA JOKES" method, aka KANJIDAMAGE.
Then about a year ago I put a rough draft online, but the entire dictionary was one giant .html page and basically crashed everyone’s computer.
So I hired a great programming company called Mobalean to turn my kanji dictionary into a ‘real’ website. After 6 months, we have a beta version ready to go. It’s not super graphic-designy but all the data and features are there.
This shit has been my main shit that I work on, since I gave up doing music. Parts of it are funny or rude but I’m dead serious – this should be the main thing that is taught in the classroom.
It is motivated by my general hatred for all the normal teaching materials that are written by foreigners but somehow copy all the mistakes that native Japanese make when teaching. . . .and my contempt for cheapo "learn japanese fast" apps that all use the same fucking public-domain-ass data-set.
Anyone who is studying Japanese, please check it out.
If you’re NOT studying, tell friends of yours that ARE studying! For god’s sake! I have no idea for how to promote this damn thing!!!
That’s right: kanjidamage.com.
Link to my kanjidamage ‘textbook’ which explains how to use the website, the Forbidden Secrets of Kanji, problems with how kanji is taught, and a picture of a nutsac getting kicked. If you read it a year ago, it’s hella different!!! Shorter, better, less spelling mistakes. Very professional and academic.
Go HERE to give us some feedback: I’m talking about stuff like
site navigation problems,
graphic design issues,
features you’d like to see,
questions about the method,
and especially : ideas for how to promote the site to nihongo students around the world,
and so on.
Also, here is a video of my friend’s band.20 comments