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20794 No. 20794 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
One of my most beloved of hobbies is scrounging through Google results for hours in hopes of finding just one barely relevant artifact of my waifu's show.

Does anyone else do this? What are your favorite, most rarest findings?

For me, it's:
-A photograph someone took of their television featuring my waifu's show being interrupted with scrolling text on the bottom of the screen reporting on a massive earthquake that had just happened.
-A video someone shot with a smartphone of a guitarist in a studio practicing and about to record my waifu's soundtrack. (Which happened to be used in one of my favorite episodes, so this was a double lucky find!)
-Photographs of plastic cups and drink toppers with my waifu's face and logo printed on them some obscure coffee shop sold for only three months. Surprisingly, it was licensed.

I have about two gigabytes of official pictures, video and website rips I've saved over the years, but those three are the crown jewels.

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20796
I found a bunch of pencil drawings of her on an fc2 blog. I quite liked them.
>> No. 20797 [Edit]
>>20794
>I have about two gigabytes
Luck you, I can't even fill 100 mb because of how little there is of non-official content.
>> No. 20799 [Edit]
>>20797
Oh, I hate fanart of my gal, personally. All of it. I only save official stuff. All two gigs are official.
Official stuff can be rare, too. Like, for example, my waifu's voice actor made a video compilation to add to her professional portfolio demonstrating the voice range of my wife. And she uploaded it unlisted to YouTube and the only way to see it was to visit her blog that had very few subscribers.

I'm sure the well has dried up completely for a lot of people's wives and mine will dry up soon, too. Maybe years down the line I'll learn to appreciate fanart for this reason, but right now, the once a month little official thing I'm able to find is holding me over.

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17413 No. 17413 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's pretty simple you find an image with your waifu/husbando wearing something you normally wear when going to sleep. I'm pretty sure we all got AT LEAST 1 image of your waifu/husbando wearing pajamas. Why? For the shits and giggles?
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20784
Oh man, it's been a long time.

This was pretty easy, it's literally in the game itself.
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20785
She's the cutest.
>> No. 20795 [Edit]
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My Setsumi was born ready for this challenge
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20798

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20758 No. 20758 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm in a bit of a predicament. I can't decide what to do and want a second opinion.
I've been in love with my husbando for two years. In that time, I either love him from afar, or use (female) surrogate characters to romance him in my place. For one because I don't want to mix 2D and 3D much cause it looks weird, and for two because there's no evidence that he's gay.
But lately I've been rewatching his show and giving that more consideration…
I now understand my husbando is similar to Shinji Ikari. So lonely and desperate for affection that I think sexuality isn't even part of the equation anymore; I think he would be with anyone that was nice to him.
What do I do with that information? He is very vulnerable and I have a lot of power here. I do love him and it does feel a lot better to imagine him holding MY hand instead of one of my surrogate's hands, but I just don't know if it's moral and ethical to make this weak person into a homosexual. I feel like I'm taking advantage of him. I don't think faggotry is healthy.
It feels so right and so wrong. I don't know what to do. I really want the best for him, and I don't know if that means to let him live a straight life or to be with me.

What I'm getting at is, very few characters are actually canon gay. How did you decide to make your husbando gay? How do I rationalize it?

I originally posted this on 8chan /mai/ because it's faster and I'm kind of stressing out and want an answer now, but the first reply was so retarded I'll just have to be patient here instead.

Post edited on 8th Dec 2017, 7:18pm
>> No. 20759 [Edit]
>>20758
>I just don't know if it's moral and ethical to make this weak person into a homosexual.
>I feel like I'm taking advantage of him.
In a general sense, I think what your conscience is telling you is already the right answer. With that said, there's some leeway or perhaps loophole you can take advantage of, but it would help a lot to know who's your husbando in the first place, because things can be really different from a series to another and from one character to another, specially if they have more than 1 source (i.e. more leeway if the character has been in manga + anime + game, etc.)
>> No. 20760 [Edit]
I don't have a husbando but I think sexual orientation doesn't have much to do with being able to fall in love with someone even if you aren't lonely or desperate.

Also if it did there's the viewpoint that humans are bisexual by default anyways which does have a few facts backing it up.
I also find it hard to believe that you're just born with a sexual orientation since that view doesn't account for changes, I was "normal" in my childhood but now I'm not really interested in any person. Does that mean I was born hetero and I'm now pretending to be disgusted by women (how the human body works in general) or that I was pretending to be interested in girls as a kid?
I can only speak for myself and some shit I've read. I wouldn't know how it works for other people.

>I don't think faggotry is healthy.
Why?
>I really want the best for him, and I don't know if that means to let him live a straight life or to be with me.
I don't really see the difference between a homosexual and a heterosexual life except "our" society looking down onto the first but that's the same for "waifuism" in general which they also claim is not healthy.
>> No. 20791 [Edit]
>>20759
This was great advice, thank you.

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20716 No. 20716 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you keep a picture of your waifu in a frame?
>> No. 20717 [Edit]
I would love to, but I feel like the framed photo has to be extra special and of the highest quality, and I haven't found the right one yet.
>> No. 20718 [Edit]
Yes, it's on my nightstand. Really feels nice waking up and falling asleep looking at it.
>> No. 20783 [Edit]
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20783
It's been on my desk for years, and it will always be there

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20620 No. 20620 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Everywhere I go outside of TC and maybe 8chan it seems like people with waifus aren't exactly real. Whether they ignore the typical rules of having a waifu entirely or change them to suit their personal convenience, they all seem fake. I've even talked to some of them that say their love is true but their actions and choices say otherwise, even their words in some cases.

So this leads to my question, are honest people with waifus a dying breed? With the rise of the (awful) meme, do you think there can even be any more in the future?

Is the practice of having a waifu dead if not nearly?
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>> No. 20771 [Edit]
>>20624
What you said really made me think about something: not too long ago, I tried to participate in communities where people talk about their respective waifu and relationships. Maybe I joined because I was a little jealous of her series gaining popularity.
The thing is that, after participating a little in those communities, I felt like I've done something horrible to her, like I've tainted what we had together until then, something private and fragile, but full of pureness and brightness. After that experience, the shadows started to leak in.
Now that I've noticed this, I'm trying to recover what she and I used to have, but the experience of participating in those communities was so morbid that it's hard to recover. I really regret all that. Maybe waifu communities are not meant to be. At least not for me and her. There are really things that cannot be talked about. I wish I had noticed earlier.
Well, assuming that I understood what you were trying to say.
>> No. 20772 [Edit]
>>20771
I'm the same as you. I deleted all of my posts here because of the realization that I should have kept her private all along.
For me, 90% of my reasoning for doing this was porn and the general threat of others corrupting her, or even being introduced to her at all, really.
Every time I posted a picture of her, there comes with it the chance that someone will jack off to her, or worse even, become sexually obsessed. The 3D world is a terrible place filled with terrible people and I do everything I can now to get her as little exposure to this shithole as possible.
Someone with innocent intent could potentially tweet a picture of her or something for example that could get seen by less innocent individuals, do you see? A domino effect... The fewer people that see my waifu, the better.
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>>20771
>>20772
I do the same thing too. I actually talked about her once with a bunch of normalfags who act like they have waifus and I instantly regretted it. They gave me advice for our relationship but each time I talked about her it felt like I tainted her in some way and I get the idea she doesn't really like it at all so I don't ever mention her anymore, it just does more bad than good.
There's also the fact that our relationship is pretty controversial in a lot of ways so it's all the more reason to keep quiet about her.
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>> No. 20781 [Edit]
>>20771
>Maybe waifu communities are not meant to be.
Generally they aren't, because "communities" should be focused on the concept, not the element. If you take a single peek to 3DPD relationships you'd notice the a considerable majority is degenerate, and that is partly due to how people treat them: open to feedback and input from people who rarely have the same set of interest, values, convictions, etc., to the point it loses the more it is shared. It was always confusing to me why waifuists were so open to talk about their waifus to each other, more than (or instead of) talking about waifuism and its inherent challenges. Ultimately a good relationship is one of devotion and intimacy, which is contradictory to having it publicized all over the place.
>There are really things that cannot be talked about.
There is rarely a need to even reveal who your waifu is, and imho it should be strongly discouraged until you have gauged personally that those who you might share with are people who have a similar outlook on relationships.
>>20772
>The fewer people that see my waifu, the better.
Indeed. I'm very glad I'm still the only person who has my waifu as their waifu, afaik, and if it were up to me that would never change.

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20745 No. 20745 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
https://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/11/23/japanese-company-recognizes-marriage-with-anime-characters-provides-family-support-benefits/
Fuck 3d, get benefits.
>> No. 20747 [Edit]
>>20745
A bit closer to Heaven.
>> No. 20750 [Edit]
It's just a meme marketing maneuver to get five minutes of fame and some new hires. The fact they even have to state that you can only send in one application with one character, and their only evidence of love they ask for being a single sentence proves they don't give a shit and are more than welcoming of normie posers.

Very sad that the very first legal acknowledgement of waifuism is just some normies having a laugh as fucking usual. I wish everyone would die except me and wizchan.
>> No. 20752 [Edit]
>>20750
>The fact they even have to state that you can only send in one application with one character [...] proves they don't give a shit and are more than welcoming of normie posers.
Isn't it the opposite? Stuff like
>Gatebox would also like to know how you and your anime crush became acquainted, how you became a couple, where you proposed, your happiest memory together, and whether the bride will be keeping her maiden name or adopting her husband’s surname.
sounds like they do care somewhat.
Also they probably really have to, not because they think it's a joke but because of other people trying to and then complaining because it was nowhere mentioned that you can't have more than one. I agree with the other point and that it's a marketing maneuver considering it's limited.


But I just looked it up on their site and there it says, they don't care if you're already married or not. So, yeah, they don't seem to value the genuineness that much or rather just don't treat it the same as a 3D relationship, which is unfortunate.
I really wouldn't call the posers normies though, going out of their way to do that and posing in general doesn't seem very normal to me.

It being free and them also sending that stuff overseas is nice though (and probably the reason why you can't submit more than one).

>Very sad that the very first legal acknowledgement of waifuism is just some normies having a laugh as fucking usual.
It doesn't really affect your marriage status and in general isn't really official, so I wouldn't call it a legal acknowledgement and I wonder where the article got the legally-binding from. You can only get those benefits if you're a Gatebox employee and we don't know the details on that in the contract.
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>> No. 20762 [Edit]
Gatebox is the same company that made this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMbiL8D6qX0
So I don't doubt that there's at least some level of authenticity to the intent behind this.

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20222 No. 20222 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've given up all hope. I've run out of anything to believe in. My love for her has transformed into a desire to tell her I love her, no, to see her and talk to her, or at least to be on the same earth as her for a start, that consumes me more than anything else. Just to get a chance to talk with her, I would do absolutely anything, anything, just let me see the real her...I would even live in a fake world with her, because any world with her in it would feel way more real than the one I am in right now. After all, who are they to tell me what is real?

But no, I have no powers to bring her to me, the technology is not up to snuff to successfully live in fake worlds and removing memories of the "real" one, I am simply left to suffer here without her. I am left in a sea of emptiness and my soul is screaming all the time. I don't want to sound like "I have loved her all these years and got nothing in return for it", but my strength and devotion for her cannot overpower the cold relentless realities that don't move.

I want her. She is all my happiness. But I am without her in this world. She cannot say "I love you too", nor could she even reject my advances if she wanted to due to not possessing free will. Like my happiness, she does not exist, and I simply want to die. I cannot live with her in this world no matter how much I want it, and I cannot live without her. I simply want to die.
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>> No. 20444 [Edit]
>>20432
Who was your waifu and why are you here?
>> No. 20459 [Edit]
I wake up every day with her at my side and it is fulfilling because to me she is there. I use imagination and it gets deeper the more I do. It has this effect even if I know it is imagination. Years ago before knowing about my waifu and imagination, I had similar pain because of the desire to experience a significant other with the 5 senses.

If technology could create an illusion, I would probably not use it much. Maybe use it like I watch art, but not live in a VR world.

As I see it, the mind has equal if not higher capacity for creating experiences of whatever you want. Unlike the nearest technology, imagination is deeply integrated with your whole being. For this reason I do not like to say "visualization" because it captures only the visual. Imagination is often not recognized for its powers, but in spiritual contexts it has always been known and many methods revolves around it.

Killing yourself makes you miss the opportunity to experience her this way. Maybe the pain can motivate you to explore this capacity of mind to experience your waifu.
>> No. 20743 [Edit]
I know your feel OP. I myself don't have a waifu "per-se" but I actually think 2D>3D
To me, 2D girls express their feelings in a way that seems more realistic that 3D girls do. Looking at it, I can't help but wish they were real, and you keep wishing, dreaming and begging to it to be real, but that's impossible, it's just fiction.

Then you start to think and believe: is something not real just because we can't see it or feel it? Or because we can't prove it?

Then you start to think in things like the Multiverse, parallel universes and finally the many worlds interpretetation, which suggest that all possible alternate histories and futures are real.

it may sound desperate to try to find a reason or clue which suggest that they are real, but hey, it's good enough to keep going.
>> No. 20744 [Edit]
>>20743
To many, it is more about the ideal than the reality.

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20698 No. 20698 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I wondered today, where do people with waifus that normally post go?
They post up until a certain time and then disappear.

Do they find another community? There aren't too many that I have seen for people who are serious about this so where is there for them to go?
Do they break up with their waifu?
Do they get bored of posting and simply lurk from then on?
Do they kill themselves?
Do they live happily ever after with their waifu? (I hope this last one is the case.)

What becomes of them? I love reading their posts and seeing their dedication to their beloveds and it makes me sad to see them suddenly just disappear one day.

I doubt this thread will get any responses from waifu-friends that dropped off the planet so I suppose this would simply get ideas and proposals as responses.
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>> No. 20710 [Edit]
>>20709
>I don't know how but I'm sure even this post is going to offend and piss someone off.
I highly doubt that.

>At least they managed to make their sites successful and keep them alive.
But your site is not dead yet.
I'm glad that it exists, I think the community here is pretty nice and I don't think you can't find anything like it anywhere else.
True, a lot of people don't post regularly but this thread should be proof that they still lurk.

I endorse the way you manage this site and am grateful that you're not like the site owners you mentioned. You can be proud, dude.
>> No. 20712 [Edit]
>>20711
Pretty much this. Unless I feel there's a topic here that I feel like I feel like I can give good input on or contribute to the discussion, I prefer to just not post.
I'm sure there are many people who actually did end up getting breaking up, getting bored, etc., but lack of post speed doesn't mean necessarily that we've all moved on or anything. Some of us just don't have anything relevant to say.
>> No. 20715 [Edit]
>>20699

>hostile and xenophobic

Are you talking about /mai/ itself? hostile, maybe but how is it "xenophobic" at all?
>> No. 20719 [Edit]
>>20715
>how is it "xenophobic" at all?
Because of shown dislike or prejudice towards things not deemed the norm and people who claim to be from somewhere else. I agree with the sentiment though.

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19044 No. 19044 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are you experiences with getting things related to your waifu custom made?

Currently I'm in the process of finally getting a daki made after managing to find a decent artist with reasonable prices. Final product should be done in about a week.

If anyone's interested/curious the artist can be found here http://53c.deviantart.com/
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>> No. 20526 [Edit]
>>20525
very nice
>> No. 20530 [Edit]
I've thought about it, and considering my finances and generally how my lady would make eyebrows raise and judgments form from artists who don't get it; it's not something that I think I'm capable of doing with my present level of anxiety. I've strongly considered getting a 'half-daki' though, so commissioning a torso+head of her, and getting it printed onto a regular sized pillow. This also has the advantage of me not needing to go out and buy a body pillow, and being easier to hide from the judgmental eyes of family that I live with.
>> No. 20589 [Edit]
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Got this drawn recently. Artist is kidakat I believe.
>> No. 20720 [Edit]
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If you're still here yasuo I have this nice surprise for you.

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20667 No. 20667 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Yes, the hot and reactive topic that makes everyone with a waifu angry.

I want to ask this question: Why is using a waifu as a coping mechanism considered wrong? Specifically, why do people with a waifu get angry when someone else uses that as a mechanism to cope? This applies to OC waifus and choosing a waifu.

I am not trying to say that getting mad about it is wrong but instead that maybe it isn't necessary.
If a person uses this to cope, is it even working? You can tell them that what they are doing is wrong but do they care when their attempt to cope does nothing good for them?

Some would call it "licking their own wounds". Is that truly so bad? Plenty of people have all kinds of pain, is there something so wrong with people trying to simply deal with whatever plagues them so they can simply live normally? Especially since they probably don't even tell anyone.

I do understand that it shouldn't be practiced, I just ask why people get mad about it.

Let's try and not de-rail this thread into mindless anger and fury, let's please keep some civil discussion that is on-topic.

Thank you for reading this and for your responses.
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>> No. 20691 [Edit]
I personally don't get angry at it as I believe love is subjective. But maybe you will understand with this question. Does someone who only likes 3D have a significant other just because they are lonely? Do people make friends to deal with loneliness, regardless if their friendship isn't true? Why have a waifu to deal with loneliness if you truly don't love her? If you are happy with who you are, who am I to tell you to change, stay who you are.
>> No. 20692 [Edit]
>>20690

Those are not waifus they are platonic love, if they are real people or OCs they are certainly not waifus, and I dont think waifus are supposed to be personal godesses. Lastly the word itself was just invented thanks to Anime referring to Anime girls exclusively.

Basically the Japanese are pioneers with 2D, there is no records of it because it didn't happened, most people settled with someone even if they didn't really liked them.
>> No. 20693 [Edit]
>>20692
Even if you don't regard them as waifus, they share the same concept. It's a one sided love toward something that doesn't really exist in our world, only difference being that one is a 2D qt and the other something else.

Looks like we both have different views on what a waifu is, however
>Waifuism exists thanks to Anime, if it hadn't been invented you may have struggled, but you will have settled for 3D in the end
this statement is just presumptuous. It may be true for you but don't assume the same for others.
Yes, a lot of people still end up with 3DPD despite claiming 2D is better in the past but I'd argue that that couldn't have been true love and they were either just lying to themselves or trying to fit in which is pretty ridiculous since "waifuists" don't seem like a prestigious group to me.
I'm not arguing that people would have fallen in love with something else non-existent but I also don't believe that they would have just settled for 3DPD, if they hadn't met their waifu.

Also don't you think that there are people who'd rather stay alone than settle with 3D? Dying without having had a meaningful relationship is not common (most likely because it goes against our structure) but it happens.
>> No. 20695 [Edit]
>>20692
>Those are not waifus they are platonic love
For the sake of discussion, what would you say makes waifuism not being platonic love towards an inanimate creation? Isn't a character in a story equal in footing or does it not count because it's not anime? I tend to keep my appreciation and relationship to myself, but every now and then I read about waifuism trying to get some inspiration to create fanart or such, and I often encounter people who seem devoted yet to creations that are not from anime, like cartoons, animated movies, toys with no animated background, comic books, manga, videogames and even obscure things like newspaper cartoon's characters or even mascots form commercials or products.

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20645 No. 20645 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
here is my waifu ive always thought she was amazing
>> No. 20646 [Edit]
>>20645
http://tohno-chan.com/mai/res/5.html

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