I'm learning Japanese. (I really think so.) At least, I'm trying. It's a self taught Japanese, and I'm pretty much doing it only from a book I picked up recently. So either my accent will be simply atrocious, or if I'm lucky, I'll end up just talking like a 22nd century bounty hunter.
The decision to actually go ahead with this has been a long time coming now. Since I've graduated, I've given it a bit of thought here and there, and now that I have a bit of an income and can afford to indulge in anime among other things, I felt it would be a good thing to have at least as a hobby.
So this weekend, I found myself at chapters with some friends, and on my way to the mathematics/science section, (because I'm an über geek,) I stumbled through the languages section. I picked up what seems to be a pretty good book, as far as I can tell, and a Japanese-English dictionary.
I'd like to think that I'll actually follow through with this to the point where I might actually be able to understand enough of a movie to be able to tell what's going on. But knowing me, I'll give it up when I discover the next cool thing down the line. We'll see.