Hey party people,
Yeah, I know, the site has been sitting idle for a stupid long time. Ramses is busy doing whatever Dutch people do (drugs, taking growth hormones, being snarky, listening to bad electronic music, etc.), and I’ve been busy with my experimental foray into learning an L3 at a university. I was going to write a scathing article about exactly why and how much it sucks, but I’ve changed my mind. It won’t convince anyone of anything, it’ll just dig the trenches even deeper on each side. Rather than saying why someone is wrong, I think I’ll just keep doing what’s right, and anyone is free to come along for the ride. Life’s much easier this way, and oddly enough I think this actually helps more people see the light.
In other news, I turned 30 a few months ago, and my priorities have really been changing lately. Suddenly I’m much less interested in seeing other parts of the world, and much more interested in putting down roots. That’s what happens when you get older I guess (I still look awesome naked though (I’m even more fit than I was when I turned 20 (the ‘secret’: never stop))).
I think part of the lull on this site involves a zen-like truth about language acquisition: there’s a finite amount that needs to be said. At Spanish-Only, Ramses spent a few years chronicling his journey to Spanish mastery. Once he’d done this, I suspect he slowly started running out of things to say. That’s where I came in, the excited new padawan learner, young, dumb, and full of, you know, stuff. Now that I can easily read all my comics, watch all my movies, play all my games, and listen to French people complain about everything all the time, I find myself where Ramses was when I started. Now I’m doing it again with Korean, and already I can make girls laugh and have fun conversations with taxi drivers. It’s neat, but there’s no more mystery to this game; it’s so easy babies can do it. Literally. Babies do this every day. I’m just chopping wood and carrying water, how many posts need to be written about it? What is left to say?
Thus this AMA: Ask Matt Anything.
No advice anyone gives you will ever be as valuable as experience, but it can be a bit helpful sometimes, especially in the beginning. So go ahead, be as specific as you want, ask whatever the hell you want, I won’t bite unless you try to sell me a ‘fluent in 30 seconds’ language acquisition product, in which case I’ll destroy you after seducing and impregnating your nearest female relatives, making passive aggressive remarks about their weight until they develop eating disorders, then riding out of town on the tornado I rode in on, leaving them anorexic, financial burdened by my abandoned children, and unable to be pleasured by any man on the planet after having been with me.
Then, and only then, will I destroy you.
Anyway… stay sexy, readers!