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33274 No. 33274 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Earliest known depiction of Mahou Shoujo.

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>> No. 30610 [Edit]
I read a lot
while reading i engulf myself completely with comfyness and good feelings
Its the thing i enjoy the most
>> No. 30612 [Edit]
anime watching and discussion
>> No. 30617 [Edit]
I sometimes watch asmr, that's relaxing.
>> No. 33273 [Edit]
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Listen to classical music

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11220 No. 11220 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
They say you learn something new every day. Let's see if that statement is true!

ITT post something new you learned today. Trivia knowledge is more than welcome.
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>> No. 33183 [Edit]
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Vertical farming is possible:
>> No. 33232 [Edit]
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An anti-aircraft tank is a thing
Radar is probably the most expensive part of it.
>> No. 33238 [Edit]
It's not really a thing. It's a different type of vehicle which happens to use a tank chassis.
The most expensive part is the crew.
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Reloading a bow
A Chu Ko Nu is fine too.

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33200 No. 33200 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let’s talk about escapism.

What is escapism exactly?
>the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

What are the benefits and downsides of escapism? Do you think it’s an inherently bad thing? Do you knowingly/unknowingly practice it or do you try to stay grounded in reality? In what ways do you usually practice it?

For me my big escapist thing was I couldn’t wait to get to sleep because after a long day I could lay there and fantasize about whatever I wanted, it was a nice carefree time but lately I have taken to staying up as late as possible and constantly consuming some sort of media while posting on image boards. If I don’t do that I feel that my time and day is wasted. It’s awful and while in the moment I feel happy and manage to get away from reality, as soon as I stop and step away I become high strung and anxious about things. I can’t even take a nap in the middle of the day out of fear of wasting time

Im not sure if it’s just my habits or me myself who changed but I’m going to try to reevaluate and readjust so I can get back to my day dreaming and early bed times, but I’m not sure where to begin. I prefer that more relaxed type of escapism, it’s soothing
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>> No. 33260 [Edit]
I for one enjoy tenderizing the vulva before eating.

You could try targeting old hardware like the NES and the GameBoy. It's something that seems fun.

>Tangentially, the language in your pic doesn't appear to be C. It looks like R but I haven't used that too much, and it's weird mismash of lisp-like and C like syntax always seemed a bit off-putting (tidyverse probably helps and ggplot is probably best in class, but for casual needs pandas+seaborn always seemed good enough).
I googled it a few times since stumbling upon the image, but I never found an answer.
>> No. 33262 [Edit]
It has R-style function syntax but that doesn't look like any R I've ever used. I also haven't used R in a number of years so idk.
>> No. 33267 [Edit]
my escapism has not been going well. i am not getting enough sleep for me to properly rest or dream long enough to enjoy it, thats on my part because my effort is half assed. im also trying to stop masturbating because its getting to an unhealthy point, i always half ass that as well and end up edging forever at night. maybe i should try to fix it one problem at a time
>> No. 33270 [Edit]
I would be so happy, if I could just have some peace and quiet. I have no private room of my own and no space that I can really even claim priority to. It's horrible, I'm starting to get angry at the sound of peoples breathing at night, like neck-snapping angry.

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32810 No. 32810 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I drink coffee. What's your drink of choice?
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>> No. 33161 [Edit]
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I love my coffee first thing in the morning.
>> No. 33164 [Edit]
I would like to quit coffee and only have water. The blackness and woodiness of coffee covers up a lot of defects with the drink and preperation process that I would find unacceptable in water. Also spicing and chilling water is ironically messier and less efficient than making a coffee with a drip machine.
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Tea and Redbull but I try not to drink much Redbull because of how much sugar it has and the effect drinking a large can has on me.
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32916 No. 32916 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who bicycles around here?
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I just learned that there are folding bicycles...
>> No. 33032 [Edit]
Here folding bicycles used to be more popular than normal ones. No one ever needed the folding function so they gradually went away. They're good for travelers but suboptimal for everyday use.
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I wanna ride my bicycle...
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Bicycle for commuting.

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33244 No. 33244 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I tried to create this thread in /fb/, but that board got locked again so I'm putting it here instead.
This thread has been created for the express purpose of making outrageously offensive, greedy or even technologically impossible demands on the TC staff.
My own opinion on this issue is that /mai/ should smell like strawberries and I feel like whomever is responsible for failing to carry this out should compensate me financially for the service level deficiency.
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>> No. 33263 [Edit]
I took a look at /fb/ and there's nothing clearly unreasonable or toxic. The most frequently repeating threads seem to be the ones thanking you. Seems like you're just unhappy with us, too bad.
>> No. 33264 [Edit]
He probably deleted the bad stuff. Being a doormat is your own fault. Being able to differentiate between reasonable and unreasonable requests and deleting threads that are just flamewars is basic.
>> No. 33265 [Edit]
You know, the main reason why we've struggled to hold onto mods over the years is because they have to see a lot of the garbage normal users don't. They clean up all the cp, guro, spam, fighting, and general shitposts so everyone else doesn't have to deal with it. If they're doing their job well, you'd never know any of that stuff ever gets posted here.

Speaking of mods and unreasonable demands. Not that long before /fb/ was tucked away, we had a wave of cp spam hit this and other imageboards. Needless to say I needed all the help I could get as it was hard to keep up with. That help came in the form of just two mods who did their best to help keep that stuff off the site. It was during this time an anon decided to demand that I fire these mods on the basses that he assumed they were female. This without even having proof I might add. Naturally I refused and explained why I needed the help, even offering them a mod position (I really couldn't be picky all things considered). He took my refusal to mean I was fucking the mods, and proceeded to spam the site with libel and images of naked cgi bodybuilder, this after explaining how good of a user he was and how harmful females would be for the site. I believe his insane rants and spam on top of spam managed to drive away a decent chunk of the userbase. Naturally all his posts were deleted, including the initial thread on /fb/.
>> No. 33266 [Edit]
>demand that I fire these mods on the basses that he assumed they were female. This without even having proof I might add

I find it reassuring that I can read between the lines there and discover that it seems that evidence of being female is still a legitimate reason to get rid of someone. Accusing someone without evidence is just slander though, but its nice to see that time and attempted slanderous abuses of the rules haven't eroded TC's strict standards.

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29517 No. 29517 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have any recurring fantasies or daydreams?

In high school I often fantasized about talking down a school shooter, thinking up scenarios where we traded extended, edgy dialogue. Now I daydream about being a great writer, although I've barely done any creative writing.
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>> No. 33242 [Edit]
I want to have a few acres to myself and be a hermit farmer with no internet or any other human contact for several decades and then leave the farm for a while to see how the world changed around me and if it became neotokyo or not.
>> No. 33245 [Edit]
i want to know what it feels like to actually be in love. all ive ever experienced is obsession or a deep sexual lust. im working towards finding a waifu and getting to that point but it probably takes years of discipline and conditioning my mind

other than that, id really like to be immortal. not because im afraid of dying, but because there are many things that i want to do that i probably wont be able to accomplish in a short life span. I think it would be really cool to exist outside of time and just sit and observe the world
>> No. 33257 [Edit]
When I told my mom in highschool that my dream was to become a hermit living in the mountains by myself she actually broke down and cried. I never really had friends and I always hated being around even a little bit of human noise or light distractions. I spent all of my time daydreaming in hidden places, drawing, or reading. All these years later and I still haven't achieved my goal.
>> No. 33271 [Edit]
Well, you more or less stated my dream word for word, unless I posted this and forgot. On a side note, I'd really like to meet my doppleganger again, that was pretty fun. People say you wouldn't like yourself if you had to be around them, but they were wrong.

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29221 No. 29221 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I stop fapping so much?
I spend too much time sitting in front of the monitor and then it just happens
I don't think this is healthy, I need to stop
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>> No. 33240 [Edit]
Stop believing in urban myths. This self denial does nothing to "fix" you. There is nothing unhealthy about masturbation and there is no reset button. If you're bothered by your weird porn habits then you need to examine and understand why you do what you do. Then you might take steps to change it and try doing what you want to do instead. You need to understand which aspects draw you in, study your needs, then think if vanilla shit has any elements that can fulfill these needs. Relying on magical thinking broscience to take care of your internal struggles is wrong.
>> No. 33241 [Edit]
I don’t think it’s necessarily about vanillashit fulfilling needs but if you can’t stop looking at stuff that distresses you than something needs to change. Tolerance breaks are a real thing.
>> No. 33249 [Edit]
Yeah, with drugs that physically affect the functioning of your organs. You can't extrapolate it to porn viewing habits.
>> No. 33251 [Edit]
I agree to an extent, but there is an argument to be made about the dopamine hits to your brain from porn being similar to drugs.

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31969 No. 31969 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any weeaboos who post here? Seen any neat jap stuff lately?
The emperor is retiring in a few months, that seems pretty exciting.
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>> No. 33207 [Edit]
Are people here actually completely ignorant of the meaning of weeaboo? It's not a synonym for otaku, anime fan, or japanophile.
>> No. 33208 [Edit]
I'm pretty sure it's a joke, anon.
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When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very special plant.

“The book showed how ninjas trained by jumping over cannabis plants,” Takayasu says. “Every day they had to leap higher and higher because cannabis grows very quickly. I was so amazed that I told my mom I wanted to grow cannabis when I was older.”

Understandably, Takayasu’s mother was rather distressed by her son’s aspiration. Japan’s anti-cannabis laws are among the strictest in the world, with possession of even small amounts punished by five-year prison sentences and illicit cultivation earning growers seven years behind bars.

However, Takayasu refused to let this put a damper on his dreams. Today, more than 40 years later, he is one of Japan’s leading experts on cannabis and the curator of Taima Hakubutsukan — the nation’s only museum dedicated to the much-maligned weed. Opened in 2001 in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, approximately 160 km north of Tokyo, the museum’s mission is to teach people about the history of cannabis in Japan — a past that, Takayasu believes, has been denigrated and forgotten for far too long.

“Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they’re wrong,” Takayasu says. “Cannabis has been at the very heart of Japanese culture for thousands of years.”

According to Takayasu, the earliest evidence of cannabis in Japan dates back to the Jomon Period (10,000-200 B.C.), with pottery relics recovered in Fukui Prefecture containing seeds and scraps of woven cannabis fibers. “Cannabis was the most important substance for prehistoric people in Japan,” he says. “They wore clothes made from its fibers and they used it for bow strings and fishing lines.”

It is likely that the variety of cannabis from which these Jomon Period fibers originated was cannabis sativa. Tall-growing and valued for its strong stems, it is from sativa strains that today’s specially bred industrial hemp is de
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I wanna learn enough japanese to watch anime movies at the premier screening.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 33154 [Edit]
I read it two years ago. Very interesting
>> No. 33156 [Edit]
industrial society and its future
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Spurred by a quote from Gakkou Gurashi, I read Chomei's short essay "Hojoki" (Ten Foot Square Hut) a few hours ago and was captivated. For some quick context, roughly imagine a version of Walden written by a Japanese monk in 1212. Here's some quick quotes to whet your appetite (and yes it is formatted in verse stanza):

>Sometimes the dew falls away
>while the flowers stay.
>But they will surely
>wilt in the morning sun.


>If you entrust yourself
>to the care of others
>you will be owned by them.

>If you care for others
>you will be enslaved
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>> No. 33218 [Edit]
Reading the MAHABARATA

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