Dick and Jane, Episode 4

The story that Mr. Brown started telling in Episode 3 to explain his red wagon (seriously) continues its convoluted course. As always, please feel free to send your questions, suggestions and corrections by way of email or a comment at the bottom of this post. Enjoy! [Previous Episode] [Episode Guide (Home)] [Next Episode]

Dick and Jane, Episode 3

Episode 3 of Dick and Jane is now up! (The excitement is killer). In this episode, Spot and Muffin inexplicably go missing, and we also meet a man named Mr. Brown. Coincidence? Probably. As always, please feel free to send your questions, suggestions and corrections by way of email or a comment at the bottom…

Dick and Jane, Episode 2

Another exciting episode of Dick and Jane begin! Tempers start flaring when people forget who the cat is and what her name is: Muffin doesn’t like being ignored. So really only one temper flares. As always, please feel free to send your questions, suggestions and corrections by way of email or a comment at the…

Dick and Jane, Episode 1

In this first episode of the incremental reader to rule all incremental readers, we meet the cast. Khatzumoto (that’s me!) plays Dick, Momoko (as in 桃子) plays Jane, while the vicious, bloodthirsty and bred-to-kill guarddog Spot and his trusty feline scarlet-colored sidekick Muffin star as themselves. Wow. That was verbose. Anyway, enjoy! [Previous Episode]  [Episode Guide…

The verb: the beginning and the end of a sentence

Momoko, Japanese learner and wife of Khatzumoto, discusses the philosophy of Japanese verbs. Only verb The first thing you need to know about Japanese sentences is that you only need the verb for the thought to be complete, as Tae Kim stresses in his excellent website. That’s it. You can drop any other information that…

How should Dick and Jane work?

Hey everyone! Sorry for the silence! I’ve been busily looking for better ways to put up “Dick and Jane” and other readers/comics. No results so far. The way Dick and Jane works right now, is that you have one large image file (made up of like 40 smaller image files) per episode. The problem is…