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31894 No. 31894 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
all those cute anime girls we're watching today were probably born in like 2005 or so. don't that make you feel old?
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I don't think that's wrong. The cultural zeitgeist of the US at least has been set by popculture for as long as mass media has been around provided the economy was healthy enough to allow the people enough funds to buy into it, while also not being preoccupied with a war. Going as far back as te 1920s, what defined the generations were things people adopted by copying what they saw on tvs/movies or heard on the radio. There are always exceptions, but generally people will believe what they're taught to believe, like what they're told to like, hate what they're conditioned to hate.

Of course it's not limited to popular media. People are also conditioned to think a certain way by friends and family and those they live near. Grow up on a farm, you'll probably learn to like country music. Grow up in a ghetto and you'll probably learn to like rap. Grow up on the internet, and you'll probably learn to like anime. That's just how culture works, and here it's always changing.
It wasn't that long ago that hate for anime was a common thing, weeaboo was a derogatory term, and only geeks and honest to goodness losers like the stuff. Now everyone seems to pretend to like it just to fit in. Big companies have noticed this and are exploiting the market while in turn pushing it onto more people and making it more socially acceptable. A few years ago I was amazed to see VNs on something like steam. Now you've got untranslated dōjin games and uncensored eroge games on the same platform that sells us call of duty and other AAA western games. Heck of a time to be alive I tell you what.
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I barely watch post-2012 anime
>> No. 31939 [Edit]
I just try not to think about how old I am anymore.
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It wasn't Crunchyroll or Amason.
It was 4chan. Posting "nigger" anonymously on the internet and getting away with it was the punk rock or acid test of the f1rst decade of this century and 4chan was at the center of it.
Crunchyroll, Amason, etc were just the corporations cashing in, they didn't provide the zeitgeist which was driving western youths to anime, it was 4chan that provided that infantile anti-authoritarian thrill.

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28436 No. 28436 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Lets play a bit of a game.

Say the first word that comes to mind when you see the previous post's word.

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halo reach

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31833 No. 31833 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Where do people with autism fall into the whole world of imageboard otaku and hikki? It seems even most people on a site such as this would make the assumption that the posters are, biologically, normal humans. For someone who is unable to work, I'm afraid it's a little hard to relate to the idea that all otaku must eventually give in to the world of normals. I quite literally have no choice between the hikkineet life and starvation while homeless.
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>> No. 31910 [Edit]
There is literally nothing special about people with autism that are above low functioning autistic folks. I'm 100% confident and certain I'm a high functioning autistic person and I'm not that much different from non-autistic people. You just interpret the world and situations slightly different than other people and may have some sensitivities to sound, touch, and visuals.
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On most NEET/hikikmmori imageboards I find its usually a contest to see who can have the most fake diagnoses. They seem to think the more debilitating the mental illness,the more "hikki" you are.
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>I'm 100% confident and certain I'm a high functioning autistic person
Yeah, you and every other ford driver posting on imageboards. Nowadays everybody seems to think they have autism. It's not just "social anxiety teehee". Even high-functioning autism makes it impossible to perform tasks most people consider normal.
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yeah we all know that being damaged is moe as all fuck, but i wish those people want to talk advantage of damage-moe would just put on an elbow bandage or an eye patch instead of talking about themselves on the internet contsantly. i shouldn't even bother mentioning that someone who fakes an illness and then wears it on their sleeve for attention would fit the profile of a self-centered sadistic narcissist rather than an autistic.

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31640 No. 31640 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
People think tech is getting better. CPUs are faster, storage is cheaper, internet connections are faster. But I think it's getting worse.

I feel like the internet has lost its charm. It used to have a magical, positive, wild-west feel to it. Now it seems so commercialized, and you also have to be careful about what you post, since there's always a new flavor-of-the-month outrage issue.

Every site tracks you. Privacy is dead. You're expect to put more and more info online, yet there are tons of huge data breaches all the time.

If you post something that isn't politically correct, even if it's really mild, there are people who will try to doxx you, swat you, get you fired, publicly shamed, and so on. Twitter is especially bad about this. You can make an off-hand comment once and then a legion of angry people will try to ruin your entire life.

Everything is increasingly politicized now too. And now people who are at any political extreme will say shit like "everything is political" and "ignoring issues is tone deaf" so they're trying to convert neutral people to one side or another. The whole "you're either with us or against us" mentality is bullshit, but it's more pervasive than ever before.

But not just that, the internet is everywhere. It's not just confined to desktops and computer rooms. People are always on their phones. If you do or say something someone doesn't like, they can instantly record you and put it online, getting their followers to harass you.

But even aside from people harassing you, I just hate how everything gets posted online. You hang out with someone, then they take a selfie and you're in the background so your picture is online. Instantly. Maybe I don't like the way I looked at that particular moment. Maybe I don't want everyone knowing where I am and what I'm doing. But photo etiquette has shifted from it being rude to taking photos of people to being rude if you object to having your photo taken. It's like people think that you can't just hang out or go somewhere without documenting proof that you did it. People are creating their own dossiers. The NSA doesn't even need to exist. People are willingly posting all the intimate details of their
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You just feel that way because you have been using the internet near constantly for several years and became desensitised. The internet is a much bigger place than a decade ago. That means more social media stuff you don't like, but it also means its far easier to obtain the things you do like, such as quality media, fansubs, niche communities etc. Look at hentai doujin from 2003, most of them are poorly drawn. If you wanted to commission art you would have to settle for a bad artist. If you wanted to download fansubs you would have to use horrible weeaboo fansubs with tons of watermarks, etc.
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> to cover up that things have changed
I'm pretty sure that's just youtube trying to stay relevant and show people what's fresh cool new and trending, which is what generally people want.
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Youtube's ranking algorithms are gamed to hell and back. They've changed it from returning what used to be relevant results to returning videos that their memechine learning system thinks will maximize addiction, watch time, and revenue.
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Use an element hider to get rid of them completely, been doing it for years. Was even able to get the front page completely blank except for the search bar.

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16448 No. 16448 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ponderings general 2. Post things you've thought about.

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>> No. 31927 [Edit]
Yes, but the same goes for people who say ">tfw ywn" with the feels guy next to it. All forms of that are fear mongering in a certain 1984ish way.
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This will sound like a conspiracy theory itself, but there’s FUD spread by organizations, definitely. It depends on the video.
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Man, these new year pixiv pictures are so nice.
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Very much so. I've been thinking though, I haven't seen anything from Etotama this year, I liked Uri-tan. Though I suspect many have forgotten the series since.

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31813 No. 31813 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Time for this year's secret santa. Last year was our first and we had four people take part, lets see if we can do better this time around!

As before, sign up at the above linked site if you're interested. make a list of what you want and we'll use the site to randomize who gets who. You've got until December second to sign up, at which point we'll draw the names.
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>might as well buy the game yourself at that point.
You know I said almost the exact same thing when the idea was brought up to me. After thinking about it though, it's very possible for people to get you games that you might not have ever thought to get yourself that you might end up really enjoying. For instance, I'm not really into retro style rpg maker games, but someone gave me a copy of oneshot and I thought it was great. So who knows, you might get something nice that you never knew was there.
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Yeah, Merry Christmas everyone.
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Merry Christmas

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31919 No. 31919 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
One of the things I think I've realized about dreams is that I think my "inner dialogue" or what I think of as the rational part of my mind, isn't there in dreamland. Every time I remember dreaming "oh wait this isn't real, its just a dream" I either wake up or the dream shifts so radically as to be unrecognizable from the previous scenario, like someone changed the channel.
I don't know if this is accurate for everyone or if it means anything if its true for the general poplace.

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31756 No. 31756 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on the rising number of "ironic weebs" and the increasing popularity and acceptance of otaku media & materials in the west's mainstream?
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>Lately Sony (a Japanese company) has been gaining a reputation for censoring a crap ton of content on the game console side of thing, including the latest senran-kagura game. They've even started censoring pantsu shots such as in a recent Neptuina game.
That's mainly because Sony has moved their headquarters from Japan to the US (I'm sure I don't have to tell you this but whatever). Nintendo made the same mistake a while back and when they saw the problem, they moved their headquarters back to Japan, so I'm sure Sony will do the same. Is this blind optimism? Probably, but I just don't see this lasting long.
>Do you mean Neo Yokio, from Jaden Smith?
No, in fact I had no idea that existed. I'm talking about an actual Black American working as an illustrator for an anime and manga series.
>Devil man crybaby is more of a concern. In it netflix went and scouted people from the industry and paid them off to make degenerate western style trash.
So that's why it looked like shit. So Netflix had that much of an influence? That's scary.
>Likewise you have the recent FLCL where a known IP was resurrected and made with a focus on western audiences with the English dub version being the only way to watch it when it aired.
Same thing happened with Space Dandy, and that was before anime got as popular as it is now.
>Precure for example recently had it's very first male precure in the show's 10+ years
I'm not really sure how to feel about that. One of the newest Magical Girl series had a cross dresser in it and no one seemed to mind. Then again, he was put in for comic relief so I don't know.
>I swear to god the world would be a much better place if the city of Portland was banned from the internet.
Why stop there? Ban the entire state of California as well. They've also been wanting to succeed from the Union so I say let them do it. Give them their own internet that is just one
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Oh and one more thing I wanted to say. One thing I am both excited and nervous about is when these normalfags find out about Akihabara, where there are shops in there that will shamelessly display (censored) lolicon hentai on shelves. It will be quite the battle because I just don't see Japan caving in and saying "okay, we'll take it down if you don't like it ". Hell, Akihabara might save us because when normalfags find out about it, they may just go back to calling anime fans "creeps" and avoiding the medium altogether. One can only hope.
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>I'm sure Sony will do the same. Is this blind optimism? Probably, but I just don't see this lasting long.
Oh I'm sure they will. People are -PISSED OFF- about this. I'm certain it wont take long before Sony realizes they're butchering these games to appease a group of people who would not and will not buy the games in question anyway, this while at the same time alienating the fans who actually do buy and support those games. Maybe they were too retarded to leave well enough alone, but once their numbers start going red, they'll change their strategy for sure. At the end of the day, their bottom line speaks much louder than some fat pan-sexual furfags on tumbler. These companies are being forced to learn the hard way that pandering to SJWs does not pay. Just like when Hollywood was stupid enough to think people wanted a feminist version of Ghost Busters and thanks to empty theaters they ended up paying for their mistake and canceled the squeal. Stay optimistic anon, the internet gave a voice to these nut jobs but their influence wont last. Trust me, regardless of what the media tells you, real people (not sub human tumbler trash) don't want any of this bullshit.
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What's so western about devilman crybaby? I don't think it was a very good adaptation despite the talent they got on board for it, but I don't see how it's particularly western in style.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 31677 [Edit]
Just read The end of eternity.
Interesting little book, I found the first chapter confusing as hell however and it felt like gibberish until I got a handle on the concepts. The book is about a secret organization called Eternity which uses time travel to change and alter the course of human history along with reality for the overall betterment of mankind across the many millennia.
It's not what I'd call bad book but I'm not too crazy about the ending. Seems just as things start to get really interesting it dumps the message of the book and ends somewhat abruptly.

That message being that safety and comfort will lead humanity to stagnation and eventually a slow death. Where as hardship and struggle are necessary for the true betterment of mankind to drive and motivate humans to reach their potential.

Unfortunately this message isn't something the main character slowly comes to learn but is instead trusted upon him in an exchange that honestly kind of makes the main character feel like a complete tool, which is something he complains about moments before, almost as if to say he hasn't changed at all.
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I have been reading Gene Wolfe's "Book of The New Sun" series. It's a science fantasy series, and I've been finding it highly enjoyable.

The setting is really interesting - It occurs on an Earth (Urth) that is in regression. The sun is dying and society has gone back to the medieval ages. Despite that there is still advanced technology available - There are laser guns and steel towers and airships. Alien species were scattered all over the planet because most animals went extinct.

The protagonist is a member of the torturer's guild who is exiled because he "showed compassion" to a female prisoner that he fell in love with. It follows his adventures as a "chosen one" type of character. He claims to have hyperthymesia (perfect autobiographical memory). He is also kind of a liar, because he will often backpedal on certain topics. The author described him as a "bad man trying to be good", and he often comes across as a weird asshole.

The author throws in a ton of old Greek and Latin words that are intended to be evocative more than descriptive, it's a really cool way of adding jargon into your book. Rather than make up words he re-appropriates ancient languages.

It's pretty much my favorite novel series. I'm on the last book, about three quarters of the way through.
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I read the first Doctor Stone, now I am reading Gurkha, a book written by a Gurkha about an action in Afghanistan. I got given it for free otherwise I would not have read it as I don't have much interest in that war, with good reason, all he is doing is sitting in a compound getting shot at occasionally. English isn't his first language and you can really tell, it comes across as being written by a child.

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19666 No. 19666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How about just pics and links with some comment, this time?

Part 1/3. Now you can begin to imagine what Fuminori experienced everyday (also: some of the most faithful depictions of 3D sex I have ever seen in part 3/3).

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I have created a video. I hope it's enjoyed.
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The sequel is still to come.
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All the missing videos in this thread give me an empty feeling.
Here's my contribution. It's a Nico medley with the gimmick of combining two songs at once. Some of the combinations are brilliant.

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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. 31679 [Edit]
For non 2D media, I mostly only watch Game of Thrones and the Marvel movies. I'll occasionally watch some highly acclaimed movies like Memento. My experience with all non 2D media is generally the same. Because of my inability to connect emotionally with 3D people, the main draw of live action media is the plot. A show like Game of Thrones has a lot of moving pieces, and it's interesting to see where they go and how they fall into place. I'm mainly a slice of life guy, so watching something with an engaging plot like Game of Thrones or Memento is a nice change of pace. However as I said earlier, I can't form any emotional connections with 3D people so moments like the Red Wedding don't have their intended emotional impact on me.
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Would you call Dora the Explorer Anime? stop kidding around, you know what OP meant exactly. Anime is not a synonym of Animation, that's false.
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>you know what OP meant exactly.
I wouldn't be so sure. Yes sometimes people bring that up to troll or start arguments out of boredom, but there's a lot of people who legitimately have mental issues that prevent them from understanding what might seem like simple concepts to others.
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>I can't form any emotional connections with 3D people

Maybe you could try reading the books instead.

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