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24746 No. 24746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread, http://tohno-chan.com/ot/res/15686.html, is now on auto sage.
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That's really sad.
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24879 No. 24879 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The old one >>21755 is on autosage, time for a new one!
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>> No. 26467 [Edit]
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me currently viewing tohno-chan while awaiting the delivery of my order of ramen at the local ramen shop and downloading anime in another window with nyaa, tt, shitkaku and horriblesubs's twitter open in other tabs
>> No. 26469 [Edit]
I think your image is broken
either that or you're from an invisible world
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I ate chinese for the first time. Wonton with pork and shrimp, and beef with shrooms and bamboo. Pretty good, I'll eat there again.
>> No. 26471 [Edit]
Akari is so cute!

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26427 No. 26427 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which boards do you check the most? Which boards do you post on the most? Do you mainly use the front page to look for new posts, check the boards manually, or both?
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>> No. 26453 [Edit]
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I check the boards manually, I just go through the boards that interest me every 'morning' (i.e. after I wake up) - amusingly enough yesterday I didn't do it for the first time in a long long while, couldn't access the net.

I go from left to right /an/ -> /ma/ -> /vg/ -> /vn/ -> /cr/ -> /so/ -> /ot/ -> /fb/ -> /pic/. I browse /vg/ and /so/ out of force of habit kinda, I used to be more interested in those boards and the things they talk about but now I only post on them like once a month. I spend the most time on /an/. I wish the other boards had more activity but considering I don't post much on them either I have no right to complain I guess.

Also this is an /fb/ topic kinda.
>> No. 26456 [Edit]
I just read /cr/, /ot/ and /so/ anymore. /mt/ occasionally for new books, thanks for the great suggestions there.
>> No. 26458 [Edit]
/mai/, /ot/ and /so/.

I want to post on the "actual boards about oktku stuff", as >>26443 put it, but I don't really have much to contribute. The best I can come up with is trite observations like "this show is getting pretty interesting", "this manga is a bit too cliched for me", etc. There'd be no reason to post it.
>> No. 26465 [Edit]
The main page. I ignore posts on /mai/, and often /an/ as well. I really like when people post on /foe/, /mp3/, /fig/ and /navi/. I don't post much myself.

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26412 No. 26412 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
At what age did you grow out of 4chan "culture", and why?

I personally found it to be increasingly pretentious without maturing. It grew wings but never learned to fly, pretty much.

What are your thoughts?
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>> No. 26423 [Edit]
I'd say it's moreso 4chan culture got tired of me.

Along the line somewhere it just changed and I don't find myself that into it anymore. I still long for the old days though. Sometimes I'll load up the archive and browse threads of old and it's really nostalgic.
>> No. 26430 [Edit]
About 18 I guess. I really don't know why. When I think of how it was like when I arrived and when I left, it feels worlds apart but I don't really know why. I think I just lost interest. It's like with airing anime, there is probably a good show but I can't be bothered to even look at a chart, just like 4chan probably has a decent thread but I just don't care.
>> No. 26438 [Edit]
17. I returned, sort of, at 20 due to lack of substantive alternatives.

This is all dependent upon what you refer to by "4chan culture". If it's the virtue of an anonymous platform of discussion and the unrestrained interactions that it breeds, I absolutely thrive on that. I cannot express how refreshing and lucid that form can be in direct comparison to the castrated, unchallenging, commercially sponsored pap that has come to infest the greater internet. Alternatively, like any platform that enables actual human beings to communicate their unique conception of what constitutes thought, you will have to wade through a tide of excreta to encounter anything of substance. It's saddening that such a requirement doesn't make imageboards less appealing than other options on the internet.

In the face of the sheer garbage that is most communities it's difficult to maintain any desire to uphold contribution quality. I exclusively frequent obscure boards where some semblance of standards and identity is preserved, but can't seem to reproduce the same feelings I got when I was younger. My current usage tends to concentrate within fits of procrastination and I increasingly perceive myself doing it for the gratification that comes with doing this. Imageboards are only entertaining when I have the opportunity to neglect things of consequence in my life.
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/ot/ - 4chan meta

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16602 No. 16602 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you any of you own a car or have any interest in them at all?
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This is what I have, except in an olive green color. It was originally my mom's car, but when she got a new one I inherited this one. Before I got it, it had cost my parents quite a bit in repair costs. As soon as it was paid off a bunch of major stuff started falling apart.

I love this thing though. I like the way it feels, the overall look, and the color. The ambient interior lights also makes it a joy to drive at night. The other slight bummer is that it requires premium fuel, so gas costs a little more. I still love it nonetheless.
>> No. 26358 [Edit]
Nice, I'd like to get myself a station wagon if I bought a car.
>> No. 26403 [Edit]
>break problems where they kinda give out randomly

Uhh that sounds extremely dangerous. Did it even pass inspection?
>> No. 26404 [Edit]
you might be able to turn off ABS

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26347 No. 26347 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Post em if you got em
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>> No. 26394 [Edit]
It's a videogame...
>> No. 26395 [Edit]
What about >>26352
>> No. 26397 [Edit]
yeah I guess?
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26012 No. 26012 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
4chan is dead. moot is quitting. I know many of you don't care, but I just thought you should know since our roots are there.
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>> No. 26381 [Edit]
Why should I stay there? This place may be slow but I like coming here too.
>> No. 26389 [Edit]
I was on /d/ since 14 or 15 and it was great. Finally found somewhere where I could relate.
>> No. 26391 [Edit]
I was under the impression that most of us left /jp/ and by extension 4chan in 2010, but it looks like I was wrong. Fuck you.
>> No. 26396 [Edit]
I started visiting 4chan when I was 12 years old


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26374 No. 26374 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've spent a lot of time arguing with people on the glory of 2D vs 3DPD, and in those arguments one lowbrow and downright moronic point people always bring up is "but they're not real!!!" To which I'd usually reply with something along the lines of "what difference does that make, the feelings for the characters are real etc etc"

Well, I just came to a bit of a realization. Isn't that "but they're not real!!" argument essentially the same argument used in defense of loli when compared to cp? correct me if I'm wrong, but is this not eating your cake and having it too?
>> No. 26375 [Edit]
I think it's childish to have such debates. They have what makes them happy, and you have what makes you happy. Not one jeopardizes the other.
>> No. 26376 [Edit]
>correct me if I'm wrong, but is this not eating your cake and having it too?
You didn't really say if those people think loli is bad or not pga. mind crime.

The point in the loli argument is that the person can't be hurt, or if we put it in a general term, they can't be moved (the can't be affected and can't have an effect).
The point in their 2D argument would have to be that 2D can't be moved either. So even if you love or want to abuse 2D, the love will never exist outside of your mind. If any of you refute that, then you don't really stand on a common ground and probably aren't going to.

In the end it's about whether you like 2D or 3D. They probably like 2D too, but mistake their feelings for 3D as being important to them on a higher level than their basic instincts.
>> No. 26377 [Edit]
I think it's the mind frame issue which may be the problem here.
While loli might not be real if we're we approach the issue from the perspective of someone with an imagined relationship with a waifu who's relationship is very real to them, it can potentially be seen as wrong if you're in turn putting yourself in the mind frame of abusing children. While no 3d children are being hurt the person is may still be guilty of hurting children, just in their mind. To them the children would be just as real as a waifu is to their husbando. This of course would mean this is more of an issue of thought crime and as such I think the issue could come down to the question; Is it wrong to want to molest/abuse children? Not actually committing the act, but vividly fantasizing about doing so?

I'm just playing devil's advocate here mind you, I don't actually hold any misgivings towards loli or those who enjoy it.
>> No. 26379 [Edit]
Wouldn't it just be a case of "not equal to"? A person with a waifu might empathize with another person who has a waifu, but that doesn't mean person A sees persons B's waifu as being as real as and equal to his own. The same with someone who has a waifu and someone who abuses 2D children.

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One morning, a Japanese schoolgirl was running through the halls to get to the school roof. Why, you ask? Because the school roof was the best spot to eat lunch, of course. Why was this schoolgirl so eager to eat somewhere so remote and far away from her classroom? Because her upperclassmen wouldn't look for her there. It's unfortunate, but the class above her wasn't particularly friendly towards her and her natural light brown hair. In particular, there were two senior girls who constantly bullied the poor brunette.

However, lady luck didn't care much for this schoolgirl. Upon reaching the stairwell, she leaped up two steps at a time in powerful strides with her petite legs. You could call is carelessness or you could say she was rushing far too much, but her foot caught on the penultimate step, bringing her face abruptly to the concrete platform.

She scuffled to her knees and wiped her forehead. There didn't seem to be any blood or graze. There were casualties, though. She sat and silently gazed upon a mixture of rice, eggs and assorted sides had scattered on the floor. Diligently, the schoolgirl mopped up her ill-fated lunch into her bento box with the lid. Don't cry, she told herself. She was a mature high school student, she reminded herself. Proper ladies don't cry over spilled milk—or lunch, in this case. After that was done, she stood up and made her way up the remaining stairs onto the roof.

The poor, hungry schoolgirl, laying down on the single bench she had brought to the rooftop long ago, admired the vast skies. At that moment, she envied the sky for having no stomach. It did, however, have a person it in. The queerness of the sight suspended reality for a moment, and only when the person had fallen a hundred feet farther did the schoolgirl react. And by react, she sprang to her feet.

What she saw was a foreigner dressed in a soldier's uniform. Before she could say anything, he slapped his helmet, saying, "Son of a gun!"

"Who are you?" the schoolgirl asked in Japanese.

The paratrooper looked around the roof for a second. "Where the fuck am I, China?" he cried, punctuating his question with a, "Hot damn!"

The schoolgirl was noticeable perplexed at the situation in front of her.
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12292 No. 12292 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
what are some things that really bug you?
things that genuinely piss you off?

I thought it would be nice to have a thread to vent about any little annoyance, no mater how big or small.
Any and all complains about the world around you are welcome here!
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>> No. 24970 [Edit]
The clicheness of an idea has no bearing on the invalidity of it.
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Trying to talk with people. The close-minded culture of having to always "be right." It would be somehow shameful to admit having ever been wrong about anything even if it was just some stupid bullshit you didn't ultimately even have a well thought out reason for.
Emotional investment in preestablished conclusions instead of trying to reach the most correct ones. Just give in to your basest instincts. Only accept what fits your worldview. Everything in life is just a big dickwaving contest.

If you start off knowing you're right you'll never allow yourself to move on to actually becoming more right.
But what do I know? I'm just some mentally unstable waste of air.
Better just shut up than try to associate critical thought with myself. A good ad hominem has sunk easier to swallow perfectly unrelated issues than that.

Maybe I'd complain less if I went to live in the monkey enclosure at the zoo. Or more, but futiloly mumbling stupid cynical crap about monkeys at the walls like this might be better than doing that about people.
>> No. 26326 [Edit]
I hate my inability to relate or feel a connection to people. In real life I can't hold a conversation or maintain a connection with someone for more than ten minutes, and even less so online. It's gotten to the point where I rarely even use anything on the internet that has some human presence to it (such as social media, podcasts, let's plays, etc). I wish I could enjoy being around people because I still fantasize about having friends, but I just feel so uncomfortable around humans now-a-days.
>> No. 26346 [Edit]
What I don't like is how difficult it is to find high-quality, impartial, well researched information on controversial issues.

With science, you can find high quality information on, say, the causes of global warming, in a peer reviewed journal. In science you get the facts, no bullshit, it is rigorous and everything is peer reviewed. But with stuff like politics or the news most of the stuff is either low quality stuff or created by people with an agenda who are trying to persuade you towards a certain belief.

For example in Australia we have basically 5 channels. The ABC and SBS have news which is fairly unbiased as far as I can tell. Meanwhile channel 9, 7 and 10 which are privately owned have news which is mostly stuff like 'dog saves owner from fire', 'there was a car crash in Sydney in this suburb', etc. Both don't really go into great detail about issues.

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25781 No. 25781 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
- Quality of the writing degrades as the series goes on. The story needs to be planned out beforehand, at least the bare structure needs to be. I don't even give a shit if you have to go on hiatus to let the story mature. Rather than show us something outright barbarous don't show us anything at all.

- Side characters narrating whats going on in a fight.

- Manga relies on being ridiculous as its main selling point. There should be a reason for it being ridicuous don't just do it for the sake of it.

- Manga puts a picture and then puts a square box explaining the picture. E.g a picture of the student council and then a square box saying how they are so badass etc. Show, don't tell.

- "This character is a genius". Usually this is some intense personality character who is better than everyone else for no reason. Why and how did this character get better than everyone else?

- Several females are in love with the male protagonist even though there is no good reason for them to do so.

- Male protagonist is passive as fuck. The females are the ones that push the story along.

- Male protagonist is dense and this denseness is used as a plot device to prevent the story from progressing.
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>> No. 26296 [Edit]
>Unless, of course, you are referring to train otaku and the like.
Yes that was the type of otaku I was referring too, although I can see how it would be strange for someone to call themselfs a ***otaku if they aren't at least interested in something of japanese origin.
>> No. 26298 [Edit]
Maybe I should. Indeed it gets harder and harder to find series that I enjoy. If its not a bad series, then I've read it already- if not that, then its either untranslated or still ongoing.
>> No. 26299 [Edit]
Existence is suffering, the root of suffering, desire.
>> No. 26325 [Edit]
This doesn't come up often, but I find it annoying when the last ep of a show adds sound effects to it's op. Just sounds stupid.
off the top of my head two shows I remember doing this were Haganai and jojo stardust.

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