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Recent News Post: sorry folks by tohno - 24th May 2016
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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. 28201 [Edit]
>>25353
Scum normies being unable to conceive of the idea that sexual arousal does not translate into "I want to do this. I should do this if I'm ever able to" isn't that hard to imagine. I've seen loads of statements and sentiments that seem to indicate it from some of them.
>> No. 29023 [Edit]
Do transformers get car insurance or life insurance?
>> No. 29025 [Edit]
Is the only way to remain with pure intentions to have the mentality of a herd-like farm animal?
Existentialist emptiness and corruption abound
>> No. 29081 [Edit]
Why do people come back from baby changing stations with the same baby?

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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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>I'm wondering if I should start learning actively how to form sentences and express myself in Japanese
In my experience, forcing yourself to talk/write in the language you're learning mainly makes you internalize the mistakes you make. My English was actually a lot better and more natural-sounding before I started posting on message boards.
Not to say you shouldn't express yourself at all, but let it flow naturally, and always make sure you get a lot more input than you produce output. You wouldn't believe how many fucking Turks I have to talk to who were born in Germany but can barely communicate with me because they spend all their time watching Turkish TV channels and only bother with German when they have to get important stuff done, like filling out welfare applications.

Studying grammar rules is useful for refining your knowledge of the language, but not so much for learning it from scratch.

Talking to yourself in the language helps with mastering pronunciation if you do it right, but it's a habit that, once learned, is hard to get rid of again. Occasionally I was given some pretty weird looks when I was riding the bus and mumbling incoherent sentence fragments in four different languages.
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I saw the Angry Birds movie today. Decent kids movie with good production values regarding animation, voice acting etc.

It's also full of racism and anti-immigration propaganda, just like I had expected hoped.

Can recommend. Also play the game if you haven't yet, it's pretty fun. I recommend either the first installment or the Space and Star Wars editions.
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>>28986
>>28987
Sorry for the late reply, didn't realize that you've posted. Thank you for the answers.

>Well, how many people do you know who learned their native language by doing lots of fill-in-the-blank worksheets when they were toddlers?
True.

>and after about 1,5 years I was happily discussing the latest weeaboo shit on 2ch.
That is really impressive. I've started learning about 2 years ago and can understand most games/shows without problems but I've never bothered with creating sentences myself and I'm sure that I'm shit at it except maybe basic stuff.

>In my experience, forcing yourself to talk/write in the language you're learning mainly makes you internalize the mistakes you make. My English was actually a lot better and more natural-sounding before I started posting on message boards.
Makes sense. I think TV and games also did much more for my English than the years in school despite having a pretty good teacher/education in my opinion but I also think that my English conversation skills would still be a lot worse if it weren't for message boards.

>Not to say you shouldn't express yourself at all, but let it flow naturally, and always make sure you get a lot more input than you produce output.
I don't worry about the last one, I'm convinced that I will always have more input than output.
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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.

"Start"
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>> No. 29059 [Edit]
>>29058
fries
>> No. 29060 [Edit]
carnival
>> No. 29061 [Edit]
gekkou
>> No. 29062 [Edit]
Geico

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29028 No. 29028 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm here to spread the gift of gay porn remixes. I'll be gauging interest here with this thread.

FAQs

1. What is an OtoMAD?

An OtoMAD is a musical composition created by taking samples from various sources (gay porn, anime, and such) and remixing them into a song.

2. What is a YTPMV?

YTPMV is an acronym for YouTube Poop Music Video. It's the western equivalent of OtoMAD. They mean essentially the same thing, but in practice OtoMADs and YTPMVs typically use different samples.
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a message is required
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a message is required
>> No. 29044 [Edit]
 
>a message is required
At least make it キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!
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28998 No. 28998 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For years I've had the idea of making youtube videos, primary anime reviews. One of the main reasons being the slim hope I'd be able to at least make 'some' income off it as unlikely as that might be to happen. Well I finally took the plunge and went ahead with it. I wanted to at least get a few vids out before posting about it here. I should warn though that they've been pretty horrible so far and as such you shouldn't expect much. Should come as no surprise that someone who has very little interaction with people offline would have trouble speaking so the videos can be a little numbly, for that I apologize.

My channel can be found here for anyone curious.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8p0kPIgKE82nOCpBXRdqA
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>> No. 29009 [Edit]
Nice sexy deep voice
>> No. 29010 [Edit]
needs more minagi
>> No. 29013 [Edit]
I thought you were a blue haired girl with glasses.
>> No. 29076 [Edit]
>>29013
thats me

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Finals this, finals that...
Is it just me or does it seem like every person on the internet is attending classes in some form or another? Do people destroy their computers when they finish school or do they just attend schools for all eternity? It feels rare to meet people online who work regular jobs and who don't still have homework to do on the side, or who are truly NEET for that matter.
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>> No. 28864 [Edit]
>>28849
Yeah I guess in retrospect some folks do occasionally have amusing stories of weird customers and coworkers.
>> No. 28892 [Edit]
>or do they just attend schools for all eternity?
This is my aim. I hate work and the government won't let me be NEET in peace, so why not?
>> No. 28989 [Edit]
>>28839

Unless you have some kind of disability or something that allows you to live off the state, or were independently wealthy to begin with, it's pretty difficult to be a NEET past a certain age. My dad basically pushed me out of the house when I was in my early 20s and I've had little choice but to work ever since.

For myself, I'm in school right now, but I'm 33 years old. I never finished school the first time around due to having no real ambition or reason for being there beyond that my parents wanted me to go. At this point in my life though I'm tired of working 40+ hour weeks at customer service jobs that don't pay anything and require me to interact with the horrible, horrible general public. So, I went back to school in hopes of getting some kind of programming or IT job that I won't hate, and will maybe allow me to build up some kind of retirement fund so I can one day live a life of absolute freedom.
>> No. 28997 [Edit]
I'm physically an adult, I suppose.
Hiki life is really not interesting so I don't see why I would talk about it.
I'm 31 and I'm still alive. What else is there to say?

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28733 No. 28733 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is Loli/Shota allowed here? It's technically illegal.

I deleted my stashes all a long time ago out of paranoia.
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>> No. 28742 [Edit]
I would be fine with it, but then again,my name and address are not attached to the servers.

Also the map is inaccurate, because the US constitution allows loli and shota under free speech, so even if yo are charged, it would take the world's most ineffectual lawyer to not get that overturned.

I am in a state in red, and have bought doujinshi hard copy in another adjacent state in red, with underage characters, and nobody has had an issue.
>> No. 28814 [Edit]
>my name and address are not attached to the servers.
Neither are mine, but I'm paranoid what can I say?
>> No. 28833 [Edit]
Again with this faulty map.
>Prohibits computer-generated child pornography when "(B) such visual depiction is a computer image or computer-generated image that is, or appears virtually indistinguishable from that of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct"; (as amended by 1466A for Section 2256(8)(B) of title 18, United States Code).
Japan has a similar setup.

>Prohibits drawings, sculptures, and pictures of such drawings and sculptures depicting minors in actions or situations that meet the Miller test of being obscene, OR are engaged in sex acts that are deemed to meet the same obscene condition. The law does not explicitly state that images of fictional beings who appear to be under 18 engaged in sexual acts that are not deemed to be obscene are rendered illegal in and of their own condition (illustration of sex of fictional minors).

The Miller test is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_test

"Ashcroft vs. Free Speech Coalition" clarified the previously ambiguous law. Loli and shota is legal in all 50 states, although ignorance could lead to erroneous prosecutions.
>> No. 28988 [Edit]
I understand it is as being kind of a legal grey area, and I've never been able to get a straight answer as to the actual legal status of it. I think in practical terms it's like >>28740 said, the FBI probably has its hands full dealing with more serious crime and is unlikely to spend much time and effort investigating it. Considering 4chan/b/ has round the clock threads on the subject and I'm pretty sure the FBI is well aware of the existence of that board at this point, I'd say it's not a subject that law enforcement considers high priority one way or the other.

My guess is that viewing that sort of material and saving it on your computer is probably pretty low risk, although if cops happened to raid your house for something similar like CP and found lolicon they might try to charge you with something.

If you're really paranoid your best bet would probably be to create an encrypted container on a flash drive and then just keep the flash drive hidden somewhere when you're not using it.

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28617 No. 28617 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
me top right
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>> No. 28632 [Edit]
>>28630
If not being bad isn't enough to make you good, then why not just be bad?
>> No. 28633 [Edit]
>>28632
If that's how you see it, give evil a spin. Let your desires be king. There's no reason to obey if you can't be forced to obey.
>> No. 28634 [Edit]
>>28633
You'd make for a great parent.
>> No. 28973 [Edit]
>>28634
Children have to learn what's wrong before they can do what's right, by learning earlier they can apply a wider logic earlier.
Of course you have to prevent them from seriously injuring or killing themselves.
The reason there's so many spoiled kids and into adults is often because of coddling and enabling.

>>28618
I think the greatest message here is self-discipline, so it doesn't matter where you are ethically.
I think that the good behaviour arrow should also point towards negative consequence as well, just like choice can result in misbehaviour.
I think you're kind of writing your own rules into it. "e.g." just means they're tangible examples of positive consequences.
So if your goal is murder, rape, theft or whatever. So long as you don't get caught, or perhaps you do and get the spin you want; the graphic isn't necessarily wrong.
I disagree with the graphic on a few points as successful people don't necessarily have manners. Assertive people rarely give people the space they want, but just enough so they get what they want from them.

It just goes to show again that morality is not linked to reward, whether it should be is a much more complicated question than this thread can discuss.

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7629 No. 7629 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I know we're a lazy bunch and we don't go out that much but I'd still like to propose you a photography thread as it can be funny like I'm imagining it.

It's simple. Use any device that let's you take photos and report back with something interesting you found. It can be anything. Outside your window, in your room, in your backyard, in your garage or house. It doesn't have to be any kind of professional stuff, although that's okay of course.

Please limit photos to a maximum resolution of 2560x1920 or something around that area for everyone's viewing pleasure. The photos have to be new and not something you took last year. がんばって!
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I found a marshmallow on the ground walking home today I was overjoyed with this find, an I wanted to share this with all of you it's these little things that make me happy in life :3
>> No. 27671 [Edit]
>>27668
Did you eat it? Don't lie to me.

Post edited on 21st Sep 2015, 8:50pm
>> No. 27680 [Edit]
>>27679
Sorry you just struck me as a person that would.
>> No. 28972 [Edit]
>>24955

How pleasurable it is to see my post from 2.5 years ago about my post from 3 years ago!

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread, http://tohno-chan.com/ot/res/15686.html, is now on auto sage.
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I may step down.
But you're all going with me.
Have fun with your new Internet.
Careful to not exceed your monthly quota my boys.

**DESORDEM E REGRESSO**
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28836 No. 28836 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anyone else find human reproduction completely revolting?
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>> No. 28851 [Edit]
Yes
>> No. 28854 [Edit]
I didn't use to, but now I do.
>> No. 28859 [Edit]
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cervical bukkake is actually kinda my thing
>> No. 28952 [Edit]
>>28859
I thought I had already been exposed to it all, but it seems I still have a lot to learn.

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