Zack Davisson is a manga translator whose translations have won multiple Eisner awards. We asked him to share his advice and tips for learning Japanese. We hope his thoughts will help you on your own lifelong learning journey. One of the questions I'm most often asked is, "How long did it take you to learn Japanese?" The answer is always the same: I never stopped learning. It's been a continuous process, from my first Japanese class in junior high (1985, to be precise) until today.
by Zack Davisson in From Mizuki Shigeru, Magical Animal Stories, YĹ?kai Stories Tags: body parts, From Mizuki Shigeru, YĹ?kai StoriesTranslated and Sourced from Mizuki Shigeruâ€™s Mujyara, Japanese Wikipedia, and Kaii Yokai Densho DatabaseIt starts with a high fever and some stomach pains, and ends with a giant mouth poking out of your own stomach, speaking in your own voice demanding food and drink. Itâ€™s bad enough getting sick, but you donâ€™t want to catch a yokai disease.
I've been reading and reviewing Dark Horse's Archie Archives since the beginning, and it is getting harder and harder to come up with new ways to say how awesome they are. So I won't even try — Volume 8, like every volume in this series, is completely and totally wonderful. Dark Horse's curation of this series is all you could hope for. I put this series on the same level as Fantagraphics' Popeye collection. A comics treasure for the ages. And I'm not even an Archie fan. Not really.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".