I will take the above two posts as "You are such a close-minded prude, so no readings for you!" I will get the readings myself. *grumbles*
.... You've got porn issues. OK. Don't buy from bookstores, music/movie stores, and most definitely DON'T shop at the mall.
Or put away your selective reasoning, and just get the file from the site.
You don't support megaupload by downloading a small file from it. You support it by posting multiple large files that incur the annoying, arbitrary limits the site sets forth -thus making people consider purchasing an account to be rid of the the tedium.
Now you've got yourself a loophole through which your selective moral tastes can find solace.
PS. Every download site in the vein of megaupload has porn. LOT'S of it. At least megaupload attempts to separate the questionable material from the rest.
Cut Dankoochoo some slack... he hasn't attacked porn itself, or people who watch porn... He just indicated his totally legitimate choice not to use a porn-supporting company...
I just think his moral crusade against Megaupload is kind of amusing, since he apparantly doesn't even understand the relationship between the two services. Megaporn isn't a section of Megaupload reserved for porn. There isn't even a link to Megaporn anywhere on Megaupload's website, so far as I can tell. They're sister companies. It'd be kind of like refusing to eat at Pizza Hut because you think tacos are immoral.
I recently saw the anime Paprika and I really like this movie method idea and thought Iīd give it a try. This is what I came up with on the go, some of it could use more work though. (Obvious spoilers here if you havnīt seen the movie. It wonīt make much sense anyway if you havnīt seen it.)
----------------- カ (32 kanji) - Papri"KA" add 加 Paprika, in the final scene she says that light and dark, man and woman etc go together... but then you ADD the missing spice. Paprika that is.
can 可 what 何 WHAT CAN Paprika do? She CAN enter the dreams of people. That is WHAT she CAN do.
chapter 課 song 歌 The intro SONG in the first CHAPTER is really nice, "Meditational field" by Suzumu Hirasawa.
river 河 whirlpool 渦 flower 花 In a WHIRLPOOL of FLOWERS, the parade in the dream is flowing into the real world like a RIVER.
freight 貨 value 価 item 箇 The DC mini, a nifty little ITEM and extremely VALUABLE, that makes you able to enter peoples dreams. Tokita is paid some money to FREIGHT all the VALUABLE ITEMS and stuff from the lab.
shoes 靴 change 化 In one scene Dr.Chiba takes off her SHOES and runs down the corridor, CHANGING into Paprika when she enters the dreamworld.
overdo 過 calamity 禍 CALAMITY befell the city in the final scenes when dreams and reality merged. Now the chairman has really overdone it.
house 家 marry into 嫁 earnings 稼 Dr.Chiba married into Tokita household, also changing her name to Tokita. I bet they get a lot of increased EARNINGS now that they are married. Ewww though. Dr.Chiba is a total babe and Tokita is a 400 pound slob.
summer 夏 Itīsummertime in the movie. You can see it in the final scene after the chairman is defeated and the sky clears up.
widow 寡 Fortunately Tokita survived, so Dr.Chiba never became a widow.
candy 菓 fruit 果 baggage 荷 Tokita eats too much CANDY, maybe if he ate more FRUIT instead he wouldnt be so obese and have all that extra BAGGAGE in the form of belly fat to carry around.
melon 瓜 erect 架 Dr.Chiba has nice melons heheh... thereīs a scene near the end where she is nude and a certain om my body part erected eheheh... (yea I know naughty but all for the sake of remembering)
splendor 華 below 下 Paprika diving from the sky on a cloud, the entire world below her. Truly a splendorous scene.
excellent 佳 fire火 FFRRIIIRRRREEE!! Tokita in robot-form firing missiles on the other Himuro-robot doll. EXCELLENT Tokita cried out as the fire burned the Himuro-robot doll to crisps.
department 科 Detective Konakawa-san, he is in the justice-department of course. The rest of the characters are in the science-department.
sham/provisional 仮 Itīs such a huge SHAM, what the chairman and Osanai are doing. Planning to control the whole world with dreams.
spare time 暇 Not many knows this but in her SPARE TIME, Paprika likes to staple people upside down in boxes and kick them in their crotches. -------------------
I also made some other minor
ア Asia 亜 Africa 阿 A! Capital A as in AFRICA and ASIA. Easy peasy. I also saw somewhere 阿 used as onomatopoeia when someone was screaming AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!! would be 阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿阿!!
アイ pathetic 哀 love 愛 アイ(I) love you... Imagine some a pathetic guy confessing his love, but gets turned down, because heīs just too pathetic.
アク bad 悪 grip 握 AKUma from Street Fighter is a really BADass character. If he GRIPs you with his raging demon attack you are all done for.
Ok now itīs not really movies but I think this is working for me. I donīt like breaking down kanji into primitives when doing these stories either, it only gets more confusing for me then.
From: The Netherlands Registered: 2009-08-26 Posts: 318
You're basically doing what I'm doing. I don't know movies well enough to get stories from them. There aren't many movies I've seen more than once or that really stick in my head. So I also just come up with 'random' stories, with characters that have the same onyomi. It worked for me.
From: Sydney Australia Registered: 2012-02-20 Posts: 1 Website
Reviewing this method, it could be used for any situation that you are familiar with.
Someone mentioned 'memory palaces' ... this is where you mentally assign parts of familiar environments in order to remember things. For example, a shopping list or a phone number can be remembered using a palace technique. (search google)
So, instead of a movie, you could use a complicated environment like a workshop or store to represent a kun grouping rather than a particular movie.
You don't have to use movies exactly - but for kanji with many meanings you'll need to choose a room that has more than a couch in it (but don't forget to make use of the ceiling, cornices, threads of the carpet, window sill etc)
Key is to use things you are already familiar with to create hooks for the memories to take root with - connect to existing knowledge.