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24879 No. 24879 hide watch expand 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. 25735 [Edit]
>>25734
>I feel really bad now, all I wanted to do for christmas was taking it easy playing videogames and watching cartoons but the most I'll be able to do is browsing some boring sites on the internet
I'm in exactly this situation but for a different reason. I have to housesit my parents' place while they are overseas during January. My only laptop is an eight year old Thinkpad so that's all I will have there. I suppose it shouldn't be that bad given that when I have the option of playing games (i.e. the entire rest of my life) I'm too lazy and end up doing nothing but messing around on the internet. But I wanted to have the option, you know? I suppose I could play Dwarf Fortress, but it would probably start to slow down pretty quickly as the fortress got bigger.
>> No. 25736 [Edit]
>>25734
I'm sure your shitty laptop can run no$gba. You could emulate and play some nice GBA and DS rpgs.
>> No. 25738 [Edit]
Today I remembered that Japan is always watching and comenting on 4chan's anime discussions. I really wonder why someone would just use their time to translate the posts into japanese though.
http://cosmoneapolitan.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-409.html
>> No. 25740 [Edit]
I definitely think that I'm cursed. How could RNG fuck me over three times? I only needed one more and I could've gotten the 9x-10x damage boost that I needed, but it refused that and just laughed in my face as I got killed for having way too many heart orbs.

I'll try to get Guan Yinping tomorrow. Funny enough, fighting her is easier than fighting the one before her. 124150 is to much damage to take, and even though I could half it with an active skill, 60000+ damage is still too much for a team that has to be primarily Physical or Healer type.

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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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16448 No. 16448 hide watch expand 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. 25551 [Edit]
>>25548
I would say so. Just looking at historical examples can clearly show the benefits of some degree of "free will".
>> No. 25553 [Edit]
I think the genesis for "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" comes with an increasing mental weariness to unproductive tinkering that you tend to acquire as you age, making you more inclined to use "tried and true" methods.

A while back, I was going through learning Adobe After Effects for a project, but found myself frustrated that I was not picking up the interface after a few go-arounds. Everything seemed unintuitive and unexplained. Just as I was about to go back to Sony Vegas, it occurred to me that when I was a teenager, Sony Vegas and other tools were equally unintuitive and unexplained, but I just messed with them until I found a solution. So I waited until I had a vacation to pick to dedicate my time to messing around with After Effects with Google by my side, and now its slowly becoming second nature.

I also have this conflict with GIMP and Photoshop, in that I always use GIMP because I am familiar with its quirks, but its hardly ever failed me and it is more cross-platform than Photoshop, so I find sticking to it to be worth the time-sinks in various particularities of the software.

I feel this experience highlights the necessity of experimentation, which people often try to bypass with an increasingly dated knowledge of a skill. And the more you hold out, the rougher the paradigm shift will be when and if you finally try and challenge it.
>> No. 25729 [Edit]
I watched some videos and testimonials about how it is to be "high-functioning autistic" or aspie and whatnot. From all I saw, it seems like being a perfectly average person growing up in the highly competitive, alienating and information-overloaded postmodern world, rather than any neurological or cognitive group-specific condition (apart from always using an extremely victimizing and apologetic rhetoric). They really have to try harder with that autism spectrum popularization efforts of them, cause honestly it's a bunch of crap.
>> No. 25733 [Edit]  
>>25729

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20417 No. 20417 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How do you like your pizza?
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>> No. 25673 [Edit]
>>25672
That looks really good.
>> No. 25726 [Edit]
Pepperoni with extra sauce, just like >>20422. There's no Papa John's in my small town, sadly, so I haven't ever had a chance to try theirs out. Sometimes I make my own from scratch though. Freshly risen dough gives the pizza a unique chewy texture and a pleasing taste, so it's worth the hassle.
>> No. 25727 [Edit]
>>20422 here.

I'm done with pizzahut. They've been skimping out on their pizzas ingredients to an unreasonable level. My dad got one from his local place and called them up to complain about it. Thought it was just a one time thing or something and paid it no mind. I ordered one from my local place and it was the same shit, it was like eating Italian bread. Almost no cheese sauce or toppings. It was easily one of the worst pizzas I ever had and I felt ripped off.
Also that 'cozy' feeling of their dinning area? gone! last I was there they striped the place clean. All the wacky road signs and ornaments gone.
Too bad papa john's is fucking pricey. I don't even care about the drama with them anymore, but shit the cost of their pizzas even with coupons is a bit much.
>> No. 25728 [Edit]
>>25727
Well, I wish I still had a Pizza Hut nearby. They have closed over the years and right now I pretty much only have Domino's delivering to my house. They improved their stuff lately, but I really miss the good old Hut too.

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25432 No. 25432 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This fits in a variety of other boards so I'll post it here.

I need help, I'm not sure what I currently think is really the truth. I have my suspicions that I'm being deluded and biased about an anime and manga series that I love so, so, so much. I know it's really good but I can't/don't wanna think about it's flaws and negative aspects, it's not healthy. What's likely causing this possible bias is my deep love for the main character as she is my waifu. I know how to solve this though, by looking at each episode more critically and taking notes dissecting each notable parts, I've done it before, it not only works but I'm also good at it.

My problem is that because I love it so much, I'm actually scared to go out to find and acknowledge it's flaws (granted, also along with is positives) because I'm worried this will make me like it less, which is a huge deal for me because of the relationship I have with the series and it's main character (who practically makes the series anyway). Is that possible of happening or am I just worrying too much? Did you guys have a similar experience? If so how did you resolve it?

There's no doubt I am gonna do it anyway, I just need something that'll put me at ease.
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>> No. 25461 [Edit]
>>25456
And here I thought I was the only one, made my day anon, thanks a bunch.

>>25457
Yeah, this stuff is pretty embarrassing, I wonder if anybody who posts here can look at their own posts years down the road and keep a straight face.
>> No. 25468 [Edit]
>>25461

> I wonder if anybody who posts here can look at their own posts years down the road and keep a straight face.

This is why I only post on anonymous imageboards now. The thought of somebody rummaging through posts I made a decade ago to use against me is terrifying. When I do post on a traditional forum I use a different screenname every few weeks.
>> No. 25470 [Edit]
they don't think it be like it is but it do
>> No. 25724 [Edit]
Don't listen to Karl Marx. He's a Jew.

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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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>> No. 25685 [Edit]
I dreamt about this Sega Genesis/Megadrive game that had a glitch involving an cutscene which caused the game to be unwinnable. Then for some reason, this ended up being the basis for a creepy pasta story.
>> No. 25690 [Edit]
I had a dream that I was travelling around the country performing shows. In these shows I'd go into auditoriums/gyms and drop a dead tiger on top of a car. Somehow this had no effect on the car. People fucking loved it and the crowd cheered every time.

In one particularly odd one we snuck the tiger in and did it without letting anybody know in advance. We dressed up like the blue man group, except in orange. We even carried the dead tiger in a large orange box. The reaction to that show was especially great.
>> No. 25691 [Edit]
>>25690
Honestly, people would probably pay to see something like that.
I had a dream that my uncle hired me two Asian prostitutes (I think for my birthday), but then they laughed at me and dressed me up as a girl. I have no idea what that was supposed to mean.
>> No. 25717 [Edit]
I was playing a videogame taking place during a horror themed apocalypse or something. There were multiple viewpoint characters, and to represent the characters being so stressed out, everything was abstract, with different abstractions for different characters. Also, the flavor text changed for each character. The only specific I remember of that feature was the nerdy character measured mass in grams, and the black character measured mass in Whoppers. I guess my subconscious is a little racist...

Although, I think I remember the reasoning for using Whoppers was something like "the horror could only be approximated by the horror of the Whopper." So maybe it was a measure for horror? I don't know.

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25409 No. 25409 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you guys think about the idea of organizing a secret santa thingy for Tohno-chan this year?

Even if we're all a bunch of neets who can't afford any gifts, there are still free things we can make and do for eachother.

what do you say? should we give it a try?
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>> No. 25706 [Edit]
>>25658
Most people on this site are NEETs. It's already been brought up. It's okay if you can't afford to send anything physical. Might sound corny but I think some people here would be happy just to receive the gift of friendship.
>> No. 25708 [Edit]
I avoid anything that mixes the internet with my real life. I thought everyone did this.
>> No. 25709 [Edit]
>>25708
The internet IS my real life.
>> No. 25739 [Edit]
TC's secret santa in a nutshell:
http://imgur.com/gallery/r4B66

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24602 No. 24602 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I want to engage in joyful conversation with all of you.
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>> No. 25659 [Edit]
>>25648
>>25647
It gets dark here about four or so. It's a little bit funny and weird to imagine that people live other places.
>> No. 25661 [Edit]
>>25656
Do you ask her embarrassing questions?
>> No. 25663 [Edit]
>>25661
Um, no?
>>25659
Yeah, the sun is going down around that time here, dark by 4:30.
>> No. 25707 [Edit]
I'm too scared to engage in joyful conversation, that's why I avoid irc and fast forums/image boards.

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25230 No. 25230 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you purchased any teas or tea related goods lately? Or tried any new teas you liked or disliked?
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>> No. 25645 [Edit]
I almost never drink tea anymore...
>> No. 25677 [Edit]
I have a few teas. I tend to only drink them when I'm running low on other beverages but sometimes I drink them for their effect.
Jasmine suppresses appetite really well.
Green is mentally stimulating but not physically like coffee.
Chamomille is relaxing, but not lethargic.
Black / Orange Pekoe actually increases my appetite, particularly for cafe snacks like bagels or muffins. It's also rather rousing, but not stimulating in anyway.

I keep a stock of powdered beverages too, like cider, hot chocolate, espresso, Kool-aid and Crystal Lite.
It's so great having a kettle and a little collection, I can't imagine how I lived before this habit.
>> No. 25679 [Edit]
Good green tea has an effect similar to L-theanine+caffeine for me. Sort of a calm, but not tired feeling. Works good for getting stuff done.
Anybody tried the ginger milk tea? It's really good.
>> No. 25698 [Edit]
>>25294
matcha is a bit harder to find if a grocer doesn't specifically carry Japanese products, but you can find it online easily.

it's great for cooking but drinking straight unsweetened matcha is an aquired taste, as it tastes much different than regular green tea.

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21334 No. 21334 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
After seeing the immense popularity of the what bugs you thread, I decided that I would make a thread for people to post all the awesome things (big or little) in life that simply make you happy. I understand Tohno-Chan has a lot of gripes and resentments, but we cant all be negative all the time. After all, what is negativity if we have nothing to compare it too?

<-- Obligatory Kamina Pic Related

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>> No. 25404 [Edit]
Looking at the stars at night. I know it sounds clichee and shallow but I still like it a lot.

I also like it when it's really cold outside and the air smells different than usual at night. It's especially easy to notice when there's fresh snow, but even without any snow right now the air kind of smells different than in summer. It comes with the cold temperatures. It's probably some sort of bacteria in the air, like with the smell in the air after rain or after mowing the lawn. Anyone know what I mean?
>> No. 25405 [Edit]
>>25404
It's probably just the lack of humidity. The air feels crisp.
I like drinking good beer/whiskey/gin, walking at night, talking with mai waifu, hitting nitrous, and making and eating good food.
>> No. 25639 [Edit]
I like winter. It's nice.

The snow here is also nice
>> No. 25686 [Edit]
Oh boy, here we go.

I like:
- rubbing my face into my pillow
- hot showers
- drinking at the lower of side-by-side water fountains
- laying on the floor on my back
- turning down requests to sign petitions
- waiting for my toenails to be really long before I cut them
- not using my primary hand when I drink or brush my teeth
- discovering obscure things on the internet in unlikely or unusual ways
- romantic subplots in stories that are not primarily romance

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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?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5CcHWFjMA
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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>> No. 25191 [Edit]
>>25188
That video is making fun of us.
>> No. 25192 [Edit]
>>25191
Sort of like the rest of society eh?
>> No. 25509 [Edit]  
NEVER GIVE UP!
>> No. 25662 [Edit]
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25662
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ozq8g92_VQI
Resident Evil GBC modified to use the zombie sprite sheet for the playable character. Holy shit.

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