>>10867301>>I want to learn basic Japanese to understand average manga, porn doujins and not having to depend on faggot translators.
LOL, no. You need at least intermediate level to understand average mango and even porn, especially most of it is in informal Japanese.
Me, I read my mango on the train in public (and buy them too!), go to cons, actually learn moon (although I really wanted the challenge than anything since I have a knack for foreign languages), and want to visit Japan one day to buy shit over there that I can't here and take lots and lots of pictures of temples. Plus I like the whole Bakumatsu period and the Shinsengumi history and folklore.
I don't want to be Japanese though. Shitty group mentality is fucking shitty. I'll stand out to o much and be a total social outcast. And god, the workforce over there seems so shitty that they get wasted often. Plus it's too expensive to live there and I'm already having a hard time living in NYC. Too much shit to deal with.