Japanese reading report

A combination of a tough week of work plus two of the most difficult chapters of 京都寺町三条のホームズ so far made for a disappointing amount of reading being done. I decided to adjust my pace for this book to four weeks in total, which does mean that I’m now caught up now and will hopefully have an easier time in the future.

Anyway, I finished chapter 1 (which got a lot easier after they mercifully stopped discussing all the famous temples to visit and started talking about antique dolls instead), and I’m probably about two thirds of the way through chapter two. This one has its own difficulty but it’s mostly just due to the fact that it’s a mini mystery that deals with a bunch of entangled relationships and keeping all the people organized in my head can get a bit overwhelming. Definitely not as bad as the previous chapter but there were still parts that were kind of a slog.

I also watched the first 11 episodes of Fate/Stay Night, which to a large extent is definitely going over my head. The day-to-day bits and the overall story are easy but when they start talking about the mechanics behind Servants and 令呪 and stuff my brain kind of stalls. I’m planning to read the VN at some point eventually so I guess I’ll fill in the pieces when I get there.