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24746 No. 24746 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread,, is now on auto sage.
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521 No. 521 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I'd like to start another dream thread, if that's all right. I'll go first.
You know how when you're a fan of something like anime or scifi or similar things in your teenage years parents will try to buy stuff for you? My dad and stepmom bought anime\manga related shit at yard sales a lot. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was off the mark.
Well, in my dream I'm still in high school. I'm sitting there playing Xbox when my dad & stepmom walk in and yell that they got me something at a yard sale. I'm think to myself, "well, probably shit, but I might as well see," and go to check it out.
I walk into the kitchen and on the table is a box full of stuff from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I get more excited and go to see what it is. There's every episode in raws and fansubs on
VHS, some uniforms, figurines, and even Shinjis' fucking tape recorder with the tape he listens to inside it! All the merchandise seems to be older and seems like it was directly imported from Japan. I ask where they found it.
It cuts to a yard sale with a slightly sad fiftyish woman in her front yard. She talked about how her son loved this show and whatnot, and seemed very sad. She sold it all for about 10-20 dollars.
I take all the stuff out and find a suicide note. Her son had gotten into anime in the
eighties while in high school and was completely inept and friendless. He grew obsessed with
Evangelion and felt a strong kinship with Shinji because he was such a fuck up. He grew older
and couldn't find anyone to share his interests with, became more and more of a recluse, and
killed himself in the late nineties, which I recall being a shame since the internet as of
96, when he killed himself, could have given him a place to talk to others and feel less alone. I realized he was "an otaku of another generation." I hung up his note and saluted it. I then went to watch his tapes and realized that he had dubbed it himself in case he ever met anyone who wanted to share his joy. I inherited his legacy. His mother had cleaned house and ended up giving me a record of a hikkikomori life.
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I had a dream where I was at some university-like place where there were a ton of students and stuff, and I was there with my mother for some reason. I sort of forgot what it was like when it seemed like a normal day, however, as soon as I got into the parking lot building thing, gigantic teeth, big enough to destroy buildings fell out of the sky. There was no chance for people under them to survive, unless they got lucky or were in a position to somehow move out of the way from these massive things. The teeth missed the building I was in by incredible chance as there were a few really, really close.

After realsing that the incident occurred, a scientist or someone that knew how to investigate this kind of phenomenon managed to figure out that the creature that these teeth fell out of was a really powerful, omnivorous creature that had to have its mouth sealed permanently as to not devour living things. Apparently, its favorite food happened to be chicken.

I then thought: "How does a creature without the ability to open its mouth or that technically does not have a mouth lose its teeth?" . This thought followed me throughout getting out of bed 5 minutes ago, and I believe that the scientist might also be a hack and a fraud.
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pic related

I had a dream once that I was playing TF2 again for the first time in years and the experience was every bit as frustrating as I remember it to be. It was the first dream that brought me fear in a long while.
>> No. 30746 [Edit]
I had a strange dream where for some reason I started off as a e-celebrity attention whore that was going to sleep outside next to one of those big metal garbage bins that various people throw their garbage in. I actually laid myself behind one and managed to sleep a little, then as time passed, I was barely awake but grew intensely afraid until I had to escape. I made my way through a sidewalk and saw a few people on bikes, but I ignored them. I assumed that they were malicious people as I usually do with all people, but they seemed more like normal people. I stuck to my idea to ignore them and didn't hear them out, then I saw a bus and wanted to ride one, but it was going the wrong way and I had noticed that it was getting close to the time that the buses stopped accepting passengers around and chose to walk myself home.

I woke up for a bit and then somehow continued it, but the dream was a bit different this time around as I was somewhere along a road, but my uncle found me somewhere along the way and gave me a lift to where I used to live. As soon as I made it inside I noticed that the entire interior was different. I mean, I noticed, but I was familiar with it and it didn't feel like anything new to me. I think that I spoke with my uncle a bit, but I don't remember what was said, and then Kenshiro appeared and told me that he had protected me when I was sleeping by the dumpster as I really did have a reason to be afraid since he apparently stopped a few people from wanting to hurt me by scaring them off. I was grateful and was happy that one of my favorite heroes from fiction would do something for worthless trash like myself. After a bit, Kenshiro wasn't anywhere around and my uncle was on this couch in my "home".

I want to say that the inside of my "home", which the exterior was this old apartment on the 3rd floor that I used to live in, while the interior was a fancy business room-like office with a smaller room inside, like the kind that a lawyer would use, but that one felt more personal for me and would be used for comfort and whatever else I desired. I wouldn't be surprised if I was somehow looking into what my mind would look like as a room, even if it was pretty small and closed off in a pretty inaccessible area.

I think that I managed to understand it a bit, ho
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I dreamt of a scenario where a whole bunch of people were set to explore, including me, in a world which from what I remember mostly consisted of flat desert like land and going through what seemed like sewage tunnels we went down in single file. There was a "home base" in which everybody had a room. This was in the desert area. Imagine an outdoor courtyard enclosed by two yellow buildings on both sides with arches at either end to enter and exit. There were two stories to each building, with the first story being accessible by the ground, and the second requiring you to climb up vertical ladders to each door. At one point, everybody was turned into animals, and became confused. Everybody was fighting, out to get each other. I remember hiding behind a table for a while in what seemed like a kitchen while others fought. After some more time, this animal effect reverted, making everyone realize what had happened and break down crying. That's the end of what I remember.

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31033 No. 31033 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any Japanese YouTube channels you like? Or maybe any YouTube channels you like at all? I like しう, メッタ ME!ME!ME!TTATON!!, and AHATO. MokoDojo is another one that I like though it may not be Japanese but has had some Japanese content on the channel.
Hakase Reimu is very charming to me with the fun videos covered over certain games and the interaction with Hakase Reimu and her fans as well and feels almost like Bill Nye in a certain way. I like the Pokémon remixes on メッタ ME!ME!ME!TTATON!!'s channel and I very much enjoy the game play videos of AHATO, especially their Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon 2 videos. I also happen to find the many unboxing videos of MokoDojo very relaxing, they help me to focus on things and calm me down. I will include links to each of their channels.

Maybe we can recommend YouTube channels we like to other users in this thread as well. In consideration of users with older computers I ask that you don't post any videos and instead post links, perhaps with an image as well to give users an idea of what they might see on the channel posted without their computer slowing down.
Please keep the rule in mind restricting 3D imagery but don't let it restrict you from recommending quality channels! If an image for the channel is not possible due to containing 3D, then please provide a written description of the type of content on the channel you are recommending. We can have more than just Japanese channels as well for the sake of variety and introducing people here to new things.
>> No. 31040 [Edit]
I can't say I really watch or follow any youtubers all that often, aside from the occasional guide video to look something up or otherwise out of boredom, but I do like one youtuber who goes by the name Uxwbill. I have known of him for quite a while now, he makes content about electronics, computers, and other things of the sort. I don't watch anything when it comes to Japanese channels, unfortunately. Sorry. Generally I don't spend a whole lot of time using it, which is probably a good thing.

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30980 No. 30980 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are we having one this holiday? It's not too late, is it? I have stuff I'm more than willing to send as gifts.
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To the person without a wishlist:
I want to remind you that the deadline is getting closer and nobody knows what to get for you yet. I do not want to disclose a name for the sake of privacy.
>> No. 31036 [Edit]
I don't think we should bother if only 3 people are involved.
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The last time I checked there were four.
>> No. 31042 [Edit]
Still too few to make a draw, and only 2 of the 4 have a tangible wishlist.

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27208 No. 27208 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The old one has been on autosage for a long ass time, guys. Make a new one already. Old thread: >>24879
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There is snow, yes.
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A few still do.
>> No. 31030 [Edit]
Two of those pictures were old examples from somebody who hasn't posted on /mai/ in a while and they were from the same person. Still, I suppose you're right and it does answer my question in the end.
Also I would appreciate it if they were to use lower a lower resolution on their images for next time but that is just personal preference.

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30843 No. 30843 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Be honest, how do you feel about traps?
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>> No. 31017 [Edit]
I don't particularly like them. I'm of the opinion that women should be feminine and men should be masculine, not some abomination in-between the two. So I probably have more respect for full-blown hard gays than trapfags. Also trap ERPers have really gotten out of hand the past couple years. Now everyone wants to be a trap. It's pretty disgusting.
>> No. 31018 [Edit]
I agree, too bad 70% of the modern world doesn't.
>> No. 31028 [Edit]
you 3dfags should go discuss you 3d preferences somewhere else.
like in a coffin
>> No. 31029 [Edit]
Keep it up and we'll nuke /tat/ all together.

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29255 No. 29255 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's the strangest thing you've ever found in your home that you have no explanation for?
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>> No. 30986 [Edit]
Found some rusty old cans of redbull in our attic.
>> No. 31008 [Edit]
A scythe.
>> No. 31009 [Edit]
I have an unopened VHS of some sort of performance from a chinese idol from what I assume is the 80s or 90s. I have no idea where I got it or why.
>> No. 31011 [Edit]
Never found any things that I have no explanation for at home.
I'd be pretty freaked out if I did since this is supposed to be an environment which I have complete control over. Stuff that I didn't bring here shouldn't show up.

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Too bad i won't be able to afford Gateboxes or be alive until then, still, it's closer than ever.
Sexbots may become a thing in the future but i'd like to see these Gateboxes succeed instead.
This is the true otaku love, right here.
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>> No. 30999 [Edit]
Aren't they like $3,000? What's the point of them?
>> No. 31001 [Edit]
A pseudo-interactive mini-holographic companion that reacts to your words and gestures.
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I had to delete the image in the OP because it contained 3D.
>> No. 31007 [Edit]
Honestly this thing seems like a stupid gimmick. Sure it might seem interesting, but after some weeks I can only imagine it'd begin to get repetitive, responses, actions, etc. That leading to a less believable experience, which I'm not sure if it has in the first place. Because really, anyone buying one of these things has that in mind.

I also can't help wonder how often these things might end up breaking if kept for longer periods of time. It must be somewhat complicated at least, right? With all the features it has. How long will the company support it, and how long will they last? $3k is no small amount of money. I really can't imagine how on earth it could be worth that.

>This is the true otaku love, right here.
Isn't this whole thing more about companionship than love? Think about it. Is everyone who buys one "in love" with the character, or are they after buying it? Doubt it.

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28500 No. 28500 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How many of you feel like you're getting too old for this shit?
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>> No. 30956 [Edit]
feel like i can't fit in or relate with the people who share my interests anymore, like an old man skate riding with a bunch of teens.
but there's nothing out there for me, so whatever
>> No. 30957 [Edit]
>Younger people tend to speak in very different ways using differnt lingo and phrases you might not be familiar with, making it challenging to relate to them or discuss things with them.
Makes sense, I guess. Wouldn't know because English isn't my first language, I only communicate in English on the Internet and I don't really talk with people in real life.

>It's hard enough to relate to characters and stories when it's set in a different country with a different culture,
I don't think the country or culture matters that much for relating to the characters. Sure there's some culture-related stuff that might be confusing but I think most of it is pretty global, else there'd be way less people enjoying media from countries with different cultures.

> but then you add on that media targeting a different age demographic too and it becomes that more alienating.
For people who don't share the taste of the majority of the target audience but that doesn't mean that a lot of people outside the target demographic can't enjoy the work too.
Also the target audience of anime isn't only young people, there's a lot series who are for older people. Almost everyone reads manga in Japan regardless of age and even in western countries (I think) quite a few old people read comics.

>If not, good on you for challenging norms but exceptions don't make rules.
The majority tends to be part of the target demographic (since they obviously try to make it appealing for the target audience) but I wouldn't call people outside exceptions since they are not few and it's also common for good fictional works to not only be appealing for people inside their target audience.

>"in Japan" being the keywords there.
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>3D series
Do you mean 3D as in live-action tv or anime that uses 3d models?
I'm assuming the former in which case, I actually did watch those for a while until I got bored of them. One that I used to like was the show Monk. I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice but what I've said so far was true for me.
>> No. 30979 [Edit]
Not only live-action tv series, but shows in general, including news-casting, documentaries, contests, etc. Maybe you have fun subliminally-learning and just haven't noticed it or something like that. For example, a week ago or so I stumbled upon a youtube clip with a Japanese show of people trying to climb stairs drenched in slime. It was a hilarious, none of the contestants were mocked and the spirit of the show was innocuous. i.e. good fun at nobody's expense and it was noticeable how the participants were enjoying it.
>I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice
In your defence, it's not like you asked for advice either.

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29121 No. 29121 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you guys enjoy any non-anime shows?
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>> No. 30882 [Edit]
I finished watching Twin Peaks season 2 and Fire Walk with Me and preferred the latter. Not sure why, but I assumed the show would have been more scary or surrealistic. Once characters lost their involvement in solving the murder they just bored me.
>> No. 30963 [Edit]
>I've read it gets more pushy in S2, but don't really want to watch this to confirm. Do share if you get there.
I watched it and it didn't feel that way.
There's one ep which everyone hates that has a character join a gang and goes a bit emo with a punk rocker type, but nothing about that felt sjw like or necessarily pro degenerate. There have been some memes with people calling a boy who got dumped a 'mom'. I don't really get it but in some ways he acts like a single mother by the end while taking care of some kids, so maybe that's what they're referring to?? There's a new girl that prefers to go by the more masculine version of her name and is something of a tomboy, but considering their shitty home life it doesn't feel out of place at all. The only thing I can think of is a single cringey scene in which the kids are arguing about which Ghost Buster they're each dressed as, and the black kid didn't want to be the black ghost buster. The line "is it because I'm black?" was dropped too. This is all just nitpicking though.
>> No. 30977 [Edit]
I rewatch the first season of True Detective every year. Whatever it was that they did with that show, I doubt anyone in western television will replicate it in a long time.
>> No. 31014 [Edit]
I enjoy quite a bit of cartoon series, and few live action series/movies. I've never posted about such shows here, because this isn't exactly the place for that I don't believe.

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23994 No. 23994 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Aneki or Imouto, which do you like best?

For me the choice is obvious.
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Whichever one calls me onii-san gets my vote.


It's an OSHA horror story in the making, from the string holding the safety valve open on the gas line to the semi-protected electrical wires running behind the dish drying rack.

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Imoutos are fine but I choose aneki, probably my strongest fetish.
If I had a beautiful loving big sister who would be always there for me maybe life would turn out different than this cold and lonely torture. I try not to fantasize, it's so painful.
I like all types provided they're not sadistic or malicious.

This is normal in eastern europe.
String isn't tied to a valve, it's just there to hang stuff from. Cables are probably OK, no one is going to play with them.
>> No. 30930 [Edit]
I like strong older sister types.
>> No. 30931 [Edit]
genki neighbor girl

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