Got to the end of an article from Famitsu (http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1226784_1124.html -about the 2009 Pokemon World Championship lol. I only read it because of the hilarious picture showing the winners to be two tiny kids and a big fat American, I swear.) before I realised I hadn't needed to look anything up.
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1700 cards in my sentence deck. Making progress. Slowly but surely.
Now that I have my thesis finally done (except for the foreword and conclution) and facing tons of free time for (practically) the first time in years, I can finally concentrate on more important things like studying Japanese for real.
I just realized I'm now beyond the point of no return. I don't think I could stop even if I wanted to.
Barring some extraordinary circumstances, I'll continue to learn and suck a little bit less every day. I no longer have a little voice inside telling me that my efforts are in vain and that I'll never really know Japanese.
The road is still long, off course, but I'm now confident I'll get there eventually.
Took me ~9 months (after excluding mult-month breaks where I fell into another dimension that operates according to different temporal constraints), but in four days I'll finally be finished with my foundational phase of studying Japanese (not counting RTKana/RTKanji pre-June '08). Feels nice.
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I have 600 unseen cards left in my Smart.fm Core 2000+6000 Anki deck.
What the heck?! That's huge... so you've hit up like 5400 cards already? I'm guessing you deleted cards with nothing new to you along the way but man... How has it impacted your Japanese? Are you doing production or recognition? Respect.
Nope, haven't deleted any cards. Most of them did offer something new, and the rest won't show up again for another 2 years, anyway.
I've been doing recognition (question: 漢字, answer: かな + audio). It has done wonders for my reading comprehension and my ability to guess the (音読み) reading of unfamiliar words, making it easier to find them in my 電子辞典 without using its somewhat unreliable handwriting recognition feature. I've also gotten better at reading long sentences out loud.
As of today, I have less than 500 unseen cards left in my deck, but I have recently cut down on my number of new cards per day from 50 to 10, to solve the problem of overwhelming reviews. After I finish what's left of Core 6000, I will go back to picking sentences from material that actually interests me.
EDIT: Another positive effect of the Core *000 lists is that they've given me plenty of words for my ongoing project of getting rid of the English in my Heisig deck.