Truth be told, I studied kanji alone for a while and nothing else.
I can read hira/kata but have no idea what the meaning is.
I can get the meaning of a few hundred kanji, but not know how to say it. I'm a fucking joke right now.
Here's how my brain works now.
FIREWORKSsan, ENGLISH LANGUAGEwoSPEAKsemasuka?
I can get it, but if there is a kanji I don't know, or an important phrase with just kana, I'm fucked.
I will never ever EVER get this right. FUCK ateji and FUCK ateji.