YOT Community General Discussion

Good notes man. Glad to hear you're feeling more confident with yourself. Just keep playing and taking notes and you'll find yourself among those giants in no time.

As for me, I made a life changing move last month. I just left Guam and moved to around San Francisco bay area in California. Currently getting settled in looking  for a job and preparing to go back to school next spring. I haven't really played much Tekken since I played T7 back in January but I plan to play with the online Tekken scene here in the mainland. I'm excited to finally get to check out Evo this year too. I already registered and I'm going to be staying with childhood friends in Vegas for the weekend. I'm guessing Matt might go again but if there are others, hope to see you guys there :D

 Wow great news Grey! Glad to hear you're going back to school, I have been trying to figure something out to study as well! Will you be in the states for the duration of your degree, or are you here for good? Super cool to hear, and I will definitely be at Evo again this year, so I can't wait to meet! Unless it's in bracket haha! 

Thanks for the feedback guys, that is really motivatiating to me, I'll try to keep posting stuff like in the future =)  (even though I'm really shitty at organising atm)  
That's a brave move (no pun intended lol) and it must have been a quite the challenge to pull off, sounds awesome though, I wish you the best of luck 

Since you have moved some time zones closer to Denmark, I feel like challenging you again Grey. Just to see if the connection is any better this time. 


I'm to poor to go to evo atm, but it's really awesome that you two are going there.  It sounds like I'll have 2 people to look after at evo this time XD
Perhaps one day the whole manjikai would join evo  (well one can dream right )

And matt, I hope I wouldn't having the same experinence with brackets, i'm joining a tourment as where tenshi is going as well     



 

Well hello there my old friends. Sorry for the long absence. So much has changed in these past 6 years since I was a regular poster here at manjikai hasn't it. The word 'Millenial' has made its way into common usage.  A disproportionate amount of online brain farts are preceeded by the words 'that feeling when..' for no explicable reason. People are saying 'lol' and 'hashtag' in their speech.  A reality TV star is dangerously close to becoming president of the USA, and in a few weeks time we Brits have to make that big decision; do we stay together for the sake of the kids, or do we accept that the love is gone and we would be better off going our separate ways? It's crazy. Just think, we used to hang out and converse on hotmail back in the day. Remember msn anyone? Technology moves so fast. VR games are finally a thing now and who knows, they might even make some decent games for it eventually!

My return isn't completely spontanious actually. For the past few months I've found myself addicted to trashy J-drama and I came by one called 'Densha Otoko'. Definitely check it out if you haven't seen it. In short it's about a social reject who is supported in his persuit of a lady way out of his league via an online community (a bulletin board called 'A-chaneru' that definitely isn't meant to be 4-chan ^^). Maybe it's just the sentimental sound track that they keep playing whenever the community is trying to raise his spirits after a setback, but for some reason it kept making me fell all melancholy as I recalled the warmth and support I once received from this place. I guess I just wanted to pop back for old times sake.  

You see, I came to deeply dislike who I was back in the days when I regularly posted here, and I guess it was just easier to leave and put the whole chapter behind me. Thing is.. despite my flaws, I had friends here who accepted me and for some reason even quite liked me. Of all the things I'm ashamed of, my rejection of you guys is one that has left a bad taste in my mouth. As I said in the intro, a lot has changed these past few years. I'm not sure that includes me, but I'm at least in a very different place, looking out over a very different world, and so somehow I'm able to face this community again.

Well that was an unnecessarily deep intro (or is that re-intro? ) .  Probably doesn't help that I wrote that while listening to the Densha Otoko sound track. ^^' 

Anyway.. I see things are pretty quiet around here right now, but all the same I'll keep popping by now and then, checking for Yoshi news. It's great to see so many old faces are still popping in from time to time.

@Grey: Congrats on the move by the way. That's a massive step and I wish you all the very best in your new life in San Fransisco! 

Hi Jem, nice to see you! Seeing your name would definitely warrant the Obi-Wan quote if this place was 4chan but there's probably no need for that haha 

Much has definitely changed these last few years. I've gone through a lot of personal matters myself but I've learned to accept all the changes and look forward to more. I don't know the circumstances of why you left nor is it my business to ask but I'm glad you decided to drop by again. Know that you're always welcome here. You still have the title of Most lovable member after all :D 

Welcome back Jemma, I hope you'll have a nice stay and this website will bring back only good memories :)

Soon (August the 17th) we will have 15th anniversary, and so I'm obliged to bring back Manjikai to its old glory... this time I must not fail.

# Jembru : Well hello there my old friends. Sorry for the long absence. So much has changed in these past 6 years since I was a regular poster here at manjikai hasn't it. The word 'Millenial' has made its way into common usage.  A disproportionate amount of online brain farts are preceeded by the words 'that feeling when..' for no explicable reason. People are saying 'lol' and 'hashtag' in their speech.  A reality TV star is dangerously close to becoming president of the USA, and in a few weeks time we Brits have to make that big decision; do we stay together for the sake of the kids, or do we accept that the love is gone and we would be better off going our separate ways? It's crazy. Just think, we used to hang out and converse on hotmail back in the day. Remember msn anyone? Technology moves so fast. VR games are finally a thing now and who knows, they might even make some decent games for it eventually!

My return isn't completely spontanious actually. For the past few months I've found myself addicted to trashy J-drama and I came by one called 'Densha Otoko'. Definitely check it out if you haven't seen it. In short it's about a social reject who is supported in his persuit of a lady way out of his league via an online community (a bulletin board called 'A-chaneru' that definitely isn't meant to be 4-chan ^^). Maybe it's just the sentimental sound track that they keep playing whenever the community is trying to raise his spirits after a setback, but for some reason it kept making me fell all melancholy as I recalled the warmth and support I once received from this place. I guess I just wanted to pop back for old times sake.  

You see, I came to deeply dislike who I was back in the days when I regularly posted here, and I guess it was just easier to leave and put the whole chapter behind me. Thing is.. despite my flaws, I had friends here who accepted me and for some reason even quite liked me. Of all the things I'm ashamed of, my rejection of you guys is one that has left a bad taste in my mouth. As I said in the intro, a lot has changed these past few years. I'm not sure that includes me, but I'm at least in a very different place, looking out over a very different world, and so somehow I'm able to face this community again.

Well that was an unnecessarily deep intro (or is that re-intro? ) .  Probably doesn't help that I wrote that while listening to the Densha Otoko sound track. ^^' 

Anyway.. I see things are pretty quiet around here right now, but all the same I'll keep popping by now and then, checking for Yoshi news. It's great to see so many old faces are still popping in from time to time.

@Grey: Congrats on the move by the way. That's a massive step and I wish you all the very best in your new life in San Fransisco! 


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Glenn told me to check YOT out, so here I am. n_n' . . . I'm so happy to see you again, Jembru! We weren't as close as, say, you and Charlie (who I am glad to be back in contact with, again thanks to Glenn!), but I always adored you, and secretly called you "Yoshimitsu's girlfriend" (I kid you not!), hehehe. :3 ❤

I'll have to check out Densha Otoko! It will probably help speed up my learning the language . . . which would be a great help, since I am planning on teaching English in Japan after art school. n_n

I hope we can stay in touch, though. You can always find me on Facebook if you look up "Sha Mitsu" (my old nickname, hehe~ :3 also the name of my old homemade character who was Yoshi-san's assistant in my fanfic novels back in 2009 -- I'm also friends with Glenn and Charlie so not hard to find, if you want to) where I mostly post David Bowie, anime/manga, and silly game-related stuff. :p

. . . I probably won't be around here as much, since a lot is going on in my personal life -- my Mom recently had a successful operation to remove the cancer she had, and I have to make a decision with my siblings on whether we're going to move by next month (which might mean no internet for a while), or stay on here. A lotta stuff going on. =/

But you guys know Yoshi-san helps me get through everything in life! n_n ❤ So this place and him himself will always have a special place in my heart. I might put together a Yoshimitsu tribute sometime, just to collect my art of the guy. Charlie said she was going to send me her art of Yoshi-san, so that I can colour/paint Yoshimitsu as sorta collabs. :3 ❤

Cheers, mates~ ❤
 

 Wow it's nice to have the family back together again! And it's all thanks to AK who never gave up! Thankyou for being the sticky glue that binds us all together and reminds us that family is who you make it to be. Yoshi fans are a special breed, he attracts the like minded, and quite frankly the least judgemental of people.

I really am glad to see your return Pris and Jem. You have been missed.. :P 

6 years is a long time for all of us to grow wiser with a more understanding of the world. I would be wrong to say I haven't got busier or changed. Same twisted troll, just have more self esteem and learning to be mindful. It takes love, advice and a little tlc to better oneself.

stay awesome. :P

Wow, thanks for all the nice messages everyone!

@Tenshi; 15 years? Really that long? I don't remember when I first came to YOT but I think it was around its 8th year. No wonder I'm starting to feel old. I AM old! ^^
I'm glad my timing is so, erm.. timely? I'm very out of touch with the world of Tekken and with Yoshimitsu, so I'm not sure how active I could be around here, but I'll do my best to be a part of YOT's revival in whatever way I can.

@Grey; Thanks for making me feel so welcome. I definitely intend to keep popping back from time to time. I can't wait to find out what you all make of Pokken Tournament for a start!

@Sum; I'm glad to hear you've got more self esteem these days. That's something I'm still working on myself. I'm not quite so headstrong or self assured as I was back in the day. That's why you so rarely see me posting on FB. I'm like a hunchback in the headlights, 'aaaughh don't look at me, don't look at me...' Mindfulness is good though. I'm trying to make space in my life for that too!

@Pris; Japanese for the win, right! Haha. Have you started studying already or is it something you're hoping to start when you have a bit more time? Maybe you know this already but I run a Japanese conversation group with a Japanese friend of mine. This year, 3 of our British members moved to Japan to teach and a further 2 who are students at the uni here are doing their year in Japan. I'm always so impressed when I see these young ones grow from shy beginners just sitting in the corner listening to our conversations, to jetting off to Japan all confident and fluent! I wish you all the very best with that process yourself!

As for my own Japanese. Well it's a heck of a sight better than it was 6 years ago, that's for sure! Being outside of Japan, I doubt I'll ever be native-like fluent, but I can hold my own in a conversation well enough for my own needs and I've started dipping my toes into translation while I consider whether or not to pursue that as a career. My friend who co-runs the group with me has just had a baby so I'm not using my Japanese very much right now, so any time you want to practice on me feel free. I'd appreciate the practice! 

I would be lying, if I weren’t very excited to see your name around again, and it’s also not only me who feels like that, as you can see.

I didn’t know that you back then felt about it like this, but it makes a little more sense with that information why you slowly faded away.

Anyways past is past, and I’m not very good at holding a grudge and especially against people that I like.

 Thanks A.K. that's nice to hear! 

Anyone else watching E3? Tekken 7 man... Tekken 7!! ^^ 

I haven't payed much attention to games besides Tekken reasontly thb, but I saw a quick glance of  the new Gran tourismo. This generaly speaking the best of the genre and the most hardcore of the racing games you can find, it's one of the reasons why I've continuisly brought as playstations long with Mgs and Tekken. 

I can now offically start to reallly dream a lot about playing tekken 7fr now.  I've finally been able to play the vanilia version at a tournament (and getting recked by people, very cool people though XD). It feels much more fun and less demanding than the ttt2 and I'll be looking forward to put some hours into that game, without the feeling of like doing a houmongus amount of work just to play some characters..... 

I would say that it's nearly, (nearly) so good that i'll be able to accept that Armor king is around.... however despite that I'm very motivated try my best it when it comes around, because I've now realized how freaking hard ttt2 truely is and even for some of the very best, it's still a struggle and for a mere mortal like myself it simply out the majorties league (however it still got armor king )  

But despite those things, it's for sure the best tekken experince i've ever had, just seeing, meeting and being near those people, you know and having watched over the years (some more than others) is like so unreal to me( the sudden realization that you're in the same universe, I kid you not  ). I'm still very shocked that happened and that I was somewhat calm about it  maybe it was just a overload with data that blocked it out XD

On an ending note, I can only reconmend going, you'll learn and experience much more than you'll ever will, just playing by yourself and the people are willing to give you pointers, instead of just beating you over and over  

# Jembru : @Pris; Japanese for the win, right! Haha. Have you started studying already or is it something you're hoping to start when you have a bit more time? Maybe you know this already but I run a Japanese conversation group with a Japanese friend of mine. This year, 3 of our British members moved to Japan to teach and a further 2 who are students at the uni here are doing their year in Japan. I'm always so impressed when I see these young ones grow from shy beginners just sitting in the corner listening to our conversations, to jetting off to Japan all confident and fluent! I wish you all the very best with that process yourself!

As for my own Japanese. Well it's a heck of a sight better than it was 6 years ago, that's for sure! Being outside of Japan, I doubt I'll ever be native-like fluent, but I can hold my own in a conversation well enough for my own needs and I've started dipping my toes into translation while I consider whether or not to pursue that as a career. My friend who co-runs the group with me has just had a baby so I'm not using my Japanese very much right now, so any time you want to practice on me feel free. I'd appreciate the practice! 


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Hi Jembru, I was not aware of that, but it sounds lovely!~ :3 ❤
I'm still a beginner, I was studying the phonetics a while back, and was picking it up rather quickly. Strangely enough, East Asian languages come quickly for me, so when I get back to studying, I should continue to pick it up like before (I'll have free time in August, after I move to the countryside -- until then, it's packing, packing, packing. . .) and I am now planning on attending Summer school in Japan with my twin, once I start college in a year or so (I'm a late bloomer, I know).
It's the little things that help get me by in the meantime -- I was watching a v-log of an AMWF couple in Japan, so at one part they spoke three sentences in Japanese, and I was happily surprised I understood it all by ear! n_n (Listening to the language on a regular basis thanks to music helps me too, I've found.)
Sure, you can use me for practice sometime -- like I said, just add me on Facebook if you want to keep in touch. I'll probably get better at Japanese with a friend to help me out, anyway. Thankies for the offer!~ n_n ❤

# Jembru :
Anyone else watching E3? Tekken 7 man... Tekken 7!! ^^

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Oh yeah, I love aquatic Yoshi-san, so agile and beautiful~ n_n ❤

But did you see the other game he's appearing in?! :D



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Postscript; Becoming a translator sounds like a really awesome career path (one of my good friends' friend does this for French/English!) -- I was also maybe considering that as a potential idea, if teaching in Japan (after school) goes well. :D

 Wow, what a nice surprise! Welcome back to the clan Jemma and Charlotte! It's lovely to hear you are all well! 

Hey fellas!  I've started on a project trying called Yoshimitsu versus the world. It's meant for teaching myself better deffense, gain knowledge and make myself more clear on how beat the other characters. My idea is to run through as many characters as possible before T7 is out. I've only do done a few in alphabethital order and it's gonna take so much time and dedication.  I've posted it on my blog and it should be aviliable for all to see (hopefully)  It's quite a mess but it's also writen in word, so there you have it.

Check it out if you're interested guys, I promise that it will be really good once it's starting to take form 

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