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36646 No. 36646 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Thread for otaku related news.
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>> No. 42516 [Edit]
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The Know Your Customer (KYC) laws are certainly a scourge from the privacy-focused consumer side. Ofc the payment processors have amassed too much power already what with bullying/censoring shops that don't meet their agenda, but I suspect even they can't deflect all formal investigations on laundering and funding sanctioned regimes/VNSAs.
>> No. 42526 [Edit]
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Miku expo 2024 was a bit of a mess this year. The innerweb is buzzing with complaints and mockery at the use of a TV screen instead of a hologram projector.
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Wonder if that's why Coachella's live steam had comments disabled.
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looks like the quality was absolute garbage.

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33536 No. 33536 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How was your day? Did you do anything nice? Post about it here.
It looks like the old one is on autosage so here's a new one.
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>> No. 42520 [Edit]
I had an exam today. I'm pretty sure I failed it. I failed the last exam, and I've failed the past several quizzes. I can't seem to focus at all anymore. My GPA is perfect, and I don't want to ruin it, so I'm going to drop the course before the deadline. I don't know what's happening to me. I feel like I'm on the verge of death with tiredness. I feel extremely apathetic. My study habits have gone into the toilet, and all I have done is play video games. I have had multiple job interviews, but I still feel like I'll never be able to get a job after I graduate because my own social skills are so damn bad. I'm struggling to put in the work to network and do extracurricular activities, but all I want to do is withdraw into the comfort of my bedroom. I never had these issues before. I think I might be burning out. I don't know. I want to take a semester off, but I don't know if I should.

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>> No. 42523 [Edit]
Not exactly what I'd call a fun day today... Had the shitshow with TC going down to deal with, while getting stuck at a car dealer for three hours waiting on a simple tire replacement and oil change. Did what I could on my phone (which wasn't much) because I didn't like the idea of sitting there doing nothing.
>> No. 42524 [Edit]
Wow, we're back! Although some images seem to be missing, e.g. >>42519. Not a huge loss, but do those happen to be salvageable?
>> No. 42525 [Edit]
I think many if not most should be yes, we're still working on this.

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37742 No. 37742 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have your tastes in otaku media changed over time? How has it changed? Are there specific works that are influential in defining/changing your tastes? Do you have specific quirks or patterns pertaining to how you enjoy otaku culture?
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>> No. 42464 [Edit]
I only really started getting into anime a few years ago, and at the time I would just watch random anime that are very "iconic" or that I've heard were good or that I found vaguely interesting.
I eventually stopped having interest in western media in general, including stuff that tried to mimic or parody Japanese stuff (stuff like DDLC).
I can watch/read various genres, but I now require there to be considerable moe value (and little to no anti-moe/ugliness), so I am more likely to be interested in CGDCT/SoL and romance.
I also now don't have interest in things that have attributes such as trying too hard to be "unique" or quirky, having western aesthetics, being pseudo-intellectual, being "subversive" or dishonest, being too "safe" (eg. no fanservice), etc (stuff like Cowboy Psyop, Evangelion, Lain, etc).
I also now have more interest in manga and visual novels, with the latter having a high concentration of works that would appeal to me.
Also, I didn't like lolicon and yuri because I associated those with the real world equivalents but I eventually realized that's silly and started liking them.
I relate to some of the things you said. Other than the lack of correct capitalization.
SoL is the opposite of nihilism.
>> No. 42465 [Edit]
I've been a touhou fan consistently for the last decade and then some. I've been listening to the same 5 doujin arranges (not literally, but it feels that way) for the past 8 years probably. I generally listen to the same artists now I did 10 years ago, but I've very slowly branched out in terms of piano arranges the last couple of years. It's less so new doujin circles but moreso individual artists. I've started listening to 2分の1 東方piano and Minthia. I've also discovered JAGMO, which isn't piano but moreso orchestra. They manage to do arranges that are faithful to the original themes. They especially do PC-98 stuff, which I especially like. I also have been listening to As/Hi Soundworks, which I want to listen to their actual albums.
In terms of anime, I used to like a lot more moe anime. Now, I can't stand moe anime. It's all gotten annoying as shit to me. But I remember what appealed to me was less any of the story or plot but the art and characters; especially the art. But I've been struggling to appreciate the art in anime because of anhedonia. I've been working on the same backlog gradually over the past decade due to procrastination and am almost done. For some reason, I struggle to watch anime because of its pacing. I think after I finish my backlog, I don't think I'll download any more series because watching them feels like a chore. This is the case with most visual media for me, even if it's western media. I tried seasonal anime for a while, but I didn't feel like keeping up with it.
As for other Japanese media, I've always liked the denpa genre, really, whether it be VNs, music, or anime. Denpa music especially makes me feel like I'm being brainwashed by the CIA.
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I have been into otaku culture since roughly 2008, having largely gotten into it via lurking on /a/ and other websites, plus finding different shows that were uploaded straight onto YouTube in multiple parts per episode courtesy of the website's non-existent copyright rules at the time. I was aware of and really loved anime before then due to Shonen shit that was airing on TV, but did not become an otaku until that period. My tastes have largely remained the same after I started getting deeper into the culture: I immediately gravitated towards moe anime and visual novels particularly nakige. The only real change has been my newer love of mecha and tokusatsu, though I can pinpoint later enjoyment of certain series I used to dislike and vice versa. For example, when I was younger I thought Clannad was vastly inferior to Kanon and Air to the point of frustration towards its popularity, but these days I have come to quite enjoy it as much as those two, though I still think Kanon is the best. My waifu has also changed since then.
>Are there specific works that are influential in defining/changing your tastes?
Lucky Star. This was the first slice of life show I ever watched, and in hindsight it completely solidified my taste and the types of things I like. I enjoy things that have tons of characters and are more concerned with how each of those characters interact with each other. Kanon, Touhou, and Strike Witches are works I would point to as great examples of the types of things I like as well. Focusing a bit more on Lucky Star, Konata was the driving force for me to watch as much anime and read as many visual novels as I possibly could, her excitement towards otaku culture was immediately felt by me and never left me, I still feel it to this day even if I am not very interested in what is coming out seasonally anymore.
>Do you have specific quirks or patterns pertaining to how you enjoy otaku culture?
I try to stick to anime from the 2000's and earlier. There are exceptions to this of course, Bocchi the Rock immediately became a favorite anime of mine and there are a lot of gems within the early to mid 2010's, but I mostly try to stick to the period where I started getting heavily into it. I honestly really do not like how the majority of modern anime look
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>> No. 42522 [Edit]
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I still like catgirls

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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.

Previous thread >>15685
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>> No. 42426 [Edit]
>the mods are viewed fairly positively
There's only one guy doing it these days too.
>> No. 42427 [Edit]
I was about to ask about Scott (sctb), but it seems you're right, he left around 2020 and now it's just Dan. That's fairly impressive. The overall moderation system isn't perfect (there's clear political and social bias in terms of which articles get flagged and automatically taken down), but in terms of direct human moderation Dan always seemed fairly hands-off.
>> No. 42429 [Edit]
I pretty much agree.

>Dan always seemed fairly hands-off.
Even though he's being paid to do this, I cannot help but mention my appreciation for his rather even-handed and cool approach to moderation. Not many in his position would be able to do the same, as seen on other sites.
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Whenever music sounds interesting enough, people say it sounds like it comes from a video game. That's probably because video games are the only time they can remember hearing music with a strong melody and musical development.

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39794 No. 39794 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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I'm tired of the things I grew up and was ostracized for liking being co-opted and perverted and ruined by normalfags. The pandemic really was the final blow but it had been getting bad since like 2012 probably. I fucking hate that niche otaku interests from the 00s prior are mainstream now I'm sick of these sick freaks liking them the wrong way and for the wrong reasons.
>> No. 42510 [Edit]
I really loathe "true crime" communities. They spend their time obsessing about mass murderers and serial killers, yet, they constantly have to find strange ways of justifying why they have this interest. Interestingly, they'll complain about them seeking attention, but continuously insult and name them as if that somehow isn't giving the perpetrator what they want. It's not really productive, and it is stating what everyone already thinks. Somehow, "true crime" also has a tendency to turn people into armchair psychologists. People will make a lot of blanket judgements and diagnoses. They become experts on random disorders which they only tangentially know about. There's also the tendency to assume that any odd behavior is a sign that a perpetrator is trying to fake an illness, whether it be physical or mental. The amount of misinformation is unreal. It seems like some kind of weird emotional knee-jerk reaction. Despite them trying to morally justify their interests, it doesn't change that by mentioning it, they are giving the perpetrators what they want, and they are effectively bringing back the victim's pain, preventing anyone from moving on. Plus the problem I have with a lot of "true crime," related media is that a lot of the real details are distorted and fictionalized to hell and back.

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>> No. 42515 [Edit]
I know it's ironic to say this, but I think a strong interest in it is indicative of a pathological desensitization to media. I've watched true crime videos, and out of all of them, the dissection of police interrogations was the most interesting, but it gets really repetitive quick. Unlike in books and movies, real life criminals are by and large vapid, piggish husks. The only "appeal" I can see in combing over their depravity is it being "real".
>> No. 42517 [Edit]
>the dissection of police interrogations was the most interesting
I never really liked those. I prefer to just watch the raw interrogation footage and come to my own conclusion.
>Unlike in books and movies, real life criminals are by and large vapid, piggish husks.
I agree. They're never these super smart Patrick Bateman types. I almost wonder if the stereotypes portrayed in movies end up meme-ing their way into real life. Kind of like the CSI effect.

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9442 No. 9442 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I don't think we had a movie thread yet so I wanted to ask, does /tc/ watch movies? What was the last one you saw? Have any good recommendations or favorite genres? Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
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>> No. 42419 [Edit]
The Brothers Sun on Netflix. It's the American-Chinese triad family drama & experience that's entertaining for all.
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NIMONA ~ it was fun and a little bit different.

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Do you have music on while using your pc and browsing the tohno?
I'd like some nice, calm music to have as background
I really have no idea how to find new stuff though
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<3 Creepy Nuts
>> No. 42417 [Edit]
If you like PC-98 touhou music, or if you like touhou music in general, then kanoguti is fantastic.
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Korpiklaani - Ievan polkka

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39421 No. 39421 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's that time of year again! April fools day!

Have you found anything interesting?!
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>> No. 42499 [Edit]
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My interpretation was that this year's theme was about annoying stuff in websites. Like anti ad-blockers the big cookies disclaimer, and naturally the complementary video ads, that often show up in these sites.
>> No. 42500 [Edit]
Ah I see, it was meant to be a video ad. I forgot those were a thing... (also the adblock thing was also used 2 years ago I think, but it doesn't matter because I always forget it's april 1st anyhow and have a solid moment of confusion)
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Didn't last long.
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Yup, pretty much that. Would have added more and maybe done something more original but between a recent cross country move and a new job, things have been a bit hectic here. I still wanted to try and find 'some' time to do something at least. I've seen a lot of websites these days have a lot of obnoxious garbage obscuring half the page. News letter popups, cookies notices, tech support and AI chat window popups, auto play videos of streamers/reviews that follow the screen and more. Just terrible annoying designs everywhere now.
Honestly me and the mods debated a bit about what video to use, if any. Didn't want to play some 3DPD ads so I figured a PV might make some sense.

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35526 No. 35526 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Which other imageboards do you go to?
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>> No. 42485 [Edit]
Whats the worst he can do on a text only board? Post ascii street fighter text art?
>> No. 42486 [Edit]
Which surely contributes as much to those places as his street fighter images on imageboards.
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>ascii street fighter text art
I'm disappointed there's not more of that.
>> No. 42488 [Edit]
Here's some:

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39318 No. 39318 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Ponderings general 3. Post things you've thought about.
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>> No. 42477 [Edit]
>not everybody feels a need to socialize
True, and those people aren't having exchanges on imageboards.
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What are you implying? I doubt people who post on imageboards do so with the main purpose of satisfying social needs. Talking to someone on voice chat doesn't feel satisfying either. I've taken breaks from IBs just because and it didn't make a difference besides giving me more free time to do anything else.

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>> No. 42480 [Edit]
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Maybe you'd disagree, but I think there's a difference between socializing and communicating, the latter being what people do on imageboards. While there is a social aspect to communication, exchanging information is the primary goal of communication, while socializing uses exchanging information as an excuse to be around others.

Posting on imageboards also lacks properties I consider intrinsic to socializing:
It's not in real-time, so you're not "with" anybody while you do it.
Everyone is anonymous, so you aren't forming or maintaining connections.

I can see why someone who hates "social interaction" would avoid imageboards; if they're simply disinterested in socializing, I don't see why they wouldn't use imageboards as a source of information or place to self-express.
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I had this game i thought about making and its an arena fps game. I know that they are dying but this idea could revive it if i can make just right. It would have some sort of a loadout system but does not restrict the player from getting all the weapons, your starting weapon can be changed instead of starting with a machine gun, you can start with a shotgun or lightning gun. I also want grenades to be in the game, i got the idea from DOOM 2016, the best idea i had was a sticky grenade and a landmine.

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33275 No. 33275 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is the ONLY official Tohno-chan holiday pie baking thread. In this thread: Bake pies, share recipes, show pictures, and tell stories all relating to your hand-crafted, baked holiday pies.
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Clafoutis. Can you make a simple pancake batter? If you can, bake it with chopped fruit. Ta-dah, that's clafoutis.
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French baked goods lose to Italian baked lasagne.
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Banana and cinnamon cake, taste pretty good.
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And both fall before greek pastitsio.

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