[10:29] JuMeSyn: Well... the JET interview numbers were released today, and mine isn't on there.
[10:29] gaijinmonogatari: Aww man, sorry to hear that
[10:29] JuMeSyn: Any suggestions on alternatives so I don't have to wait until September to start this over again?
[10:30] gaijinmonogatari: Hard to say. the eikaiwa companies aren't hiring as much at the moment because of the slump, but it might be worth checking them out. Also, there are several companies that provide ALTs to schools besides the JET Program.
[10:31] JuMeSyn: I can't remember what program you're on... refresh my memory.
[10:32] gaijinmonogatari: I'm not on any of them
[10:32] JuMeSyn: *Thumps head*.
[10:32] gaijinmonogatari: But I used to work for Nova, and interviewed for an ALT company called Owls
[10:33] JuMeSyn: I'll check them out.
[10:33] JuMeSyn: Long as you're around, here's a silly question.
[10:34] gaijinmonogatari: Also look into Geos
[10:34] JuMeSyn: 'Mai' is 'dance,' correct?
[10:34] gaijinmonogatari: Among other things, yes
[10:34] JuMeSyn: Okay... I just thought it was weird that females would be named Mai.
[10:35] JuMeSyn: Is it only a popular name in games and other media?
[10:36] gaijinmonogatari: I haven't met anyone named that recently, but it's not that uncommon a name
[10:36] JuMeSyn: What else can it mean aside from 'dance?'
[10:37] gaijinmonogatari: Well, it's also the counting suffix for flat items like plates
[10:37] gaijinmonogatari: And the prefix for "every"
[10:37] gaijinmonogatari: Like, "every day" is mainichi
[10:38] gaijinmonogatari: every year, maitoshi, etc.
[10:38] JuMeSyn: Interesting. I'll have to remember that.
[10:39] gaijinmonogatari: I'm looking at a name database right now, and most of the name-kanji for Mai involve the dancing kanji in combination with another, like dream or snow
[10:39] gaijinmonogatari: Though don't count on name kanji to hold with the normal pronunciation of the symbol, ever.
[10:40] JuMeSyn: My kanji grasp is pathetic - I recognize maybe 20 characters.
[10:40] gaijinmonogatari: You'll have to work on that
[10:40] JuMeSyn: It was thanks to a roommate from Taiwan that I learned what 'prince' looks like.
[10:40] JuMeSyn: 'Son of king' he told me.
[10:40] gaijinmonogatari: Pretty much.
[10:41] JuMeSyn: That one he knew because it's borrowed from Chinese, right?
[10:41] gaijinmonogatari: They pretty much all are.
[10:42] JuMeSyn: Now you know why story isn't the key attribute to what I play.
[10:43] gaijinmonogatari: I can tell. With the exception of Tengai Makyou 4, right?
[10:43] JuMeSyn: Well, geez, some things are really hard to overlook. When you're fighting in Arizona and a laser beam directed from Houston fries Tombstone, I can tell that much.
[10:44] JuMeSyn: Right after Ms Appetit sings a lovely ode to being 'debu', and I know what that means.
[10:44] gaijinmonogatari: "Fat"
[10:44] JuMeSyn: Yep.
[10:45] JuMeSyn: To rub it in even more, she has four sumo wrestlers join in on the dance number.
[10:45] gaijinmonogatari: I really have to play this game, one of these days
[10:45] JuMeSyn: There's a port on PSP, I believe.
[10:45] JuMeSyn: And yes - as an American, you must play it.
[10:45] JuMeSyn: To see the utter madness.
[10:47] JuMeSyn: And plus, because it's fun to play.
[10:47] JuMeSyn: I gave it a 5 when I reviewed it, and I stand by that rating.