Author Archives: marcusbird

About marcusbird

Writer, Designer, Filmmaker

Dealing With Inevitable Stress pt.2

The best counter for any ideas that impede on a goal you want is to make your goal more vibrant, visual and exciting in your own mind. You have to be able to taste it on your tongue (regardless of … Continue reading

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Dealing With Inevitable Stress pt.1

Hey guys, definitely need to make a note here. I’ve finally crossed a barrier of what I call “perceptual stress” . This is specifically: the state where despite all goals achieved thus far, the sheer demands of the language appear to … Continue reading

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How To Use Videogames To Gauge Ability

Today was a pretty exciting day for me for super nerdy reasons. I finally received a copy of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that i’d got at a discount on Black Friday. I’ve mentioned before on this blog that one of my … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Phase Notes: Revision Transfer

  Okay so I’m presently tightening up my research around vocabulary acquisition for my phase II push. This phase will set me up for reading, advanced listening comprehension and also it will slowly trickle in grammar (of my choosing) that … Continue reading

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Trust Your Brain pt.2 – Lag Time Is Perceptual

In part one of this Trust Your Brain series of articles I spoke about how data organizes over time in a specific way with a specific type of exposure, and that your brain automatically starts to process and organize this … Continue reading

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Trust Your Brain Pt.1. – Self-Organizing Learning

Good morning! It’s been a very positive week for me. I’ve won my first writing award (more on that later) but this was taken a few days before I won the award and got two silver medals for my short … Continue reading

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How to do ‘Impossible’ Things in ‘Impossible’ Timeframes

  The video below is of me writing all 2,136 Jouyou Kanji from the approved government list (+100 more) from memory, using only the english keyword for each Kanji to write them. In July of this year, after a whirlwind … Continue reading

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Watch Me Write all 2,136 Jouyou Kanji (proof of concept)

Greetings! The final phase of my research is complete. I wanted to ensure I did a “proof of concept” video within my current timeline. After my first month I memorized 1,009 Kanji but was hit with some bad health issues … Continue reading

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350 Hours of Listening – (results so far)

Hey guys. So i’m actually finished with my first leg of my Kanji journey, that is, the 2,136 Kanji plus or minus maybe 20 Kanji that I added along the way. Because there are so many Kanji (and individual Kanji) to learn, … Continue reading

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*FINISHED* (2,136 KANJI MEMORIZED)

  I’m writing this at around 9:49 P.M. I’ll probably gather my thoughts over the night and add more to this tomorrow but I wanted to post something quickly. I’ve just started reading a very cool book, entitled The Buddha and … Continue reading

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