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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. 31736 [Edit]
Star
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Idol
>> No. 31749 [Edit]
wife
>> No. 31750 [Edit]
Yuriko

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31338 No. 31338 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i can download anime faster than i can watch it, several times faster. the standard 1080 episode comes through in just a few minutes.
what good is the excess capacity doing for me?
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>> No. 31742 [Edit]
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As someone who has pretty shitty internet and has to stop pretty much anything internet-related while torrenting to make sure it goes fast enough, I'm jealous. But like >>31339 said, it's good to just hoard stuff for when a moment comes that you suddenly don't have acess to torrents or the internet in general.
I realised this even more when Nyaa shut down a year ago with no prior warnings and Bakabt when private in the same week. I tend to keep at least a month's worth of anime I haven't seen yet on my PC just in case.
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>>31338
You can never have enough animes downloaded.
>> No. 31744 [Edit]
I just got my new 8TB HDD because my old 3TB is full with anime, there are less than 10GB left.
I love fast download speed. Normally I download a complete anime before I start watching it, just to make sure I have all of it but last week I accidentally downloaded the dub of New Game!! instead of the sub and only noticed it the day after when I wanted to start watching it. In moment's like that I'm really happy to have a fast internet. I just started to torrent for the subbed version with priority for the first episode and didn't even wait 5 minutes and I already downloaded all of the other episodes before I finished the fist one.

I had mediocre Internet since about two years ago and I absolutely love the fast internet I have now.
Being fast at downloading games and patches/updates is also nice of cause.

I have a bit less than 100 Mbit/s download and maybe 5 Mbit/s upload.
Sadly fibre and symmetric (upload = download) are very rare here.
>> No. 31745 [Edit]
>>31744
Thorstein Veblen's original description of the concept of conspicuous consumption states (amongst other things) that people make purchases mainly to show off and your exhaustive description of and justification for your recent consumer purchase fits Veblen's theory like a glove.

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31659 No. 31659 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is it weird to have your laptop like this in bed? Like before you go to sleep or something. Not a great drawing but I'm drunk and not an artist either.
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>> No. 31725 [Edit]
Keeping your laptop on your bed like that could cause it to over heat due to the air intake on the bottom being blocked.
>> No. 31726 [Edit]
>>31725
Depends on the laptop. Some actually get air from the back, not the bottom. And some newer low-power laptops, such as Chromebooks, have no fans at all. They use ARM CPUs instead of x86, and even though they're slower, they make much less heat, similar to a phone or tablet.
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I used do do that, but it wasn't comfy, so I got a monitor arm, attached it to my nightstand, and now I can achieve maximum sloth, not even having to turn my head.
>> No. 31741 [Edit]
I tend to put serveral pillows under my head so my neck doesn't hurt. While I prefer lying down with my laptop like that over using my desktop when I'm tired, I tend to not do it a lot because the area where I place the laptop (so either the chest or bladder area) will just end up hurting a lot.

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31259 No. 31259 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
the link to the ever growing collection of TC banner images went away recently, so here it is again
http://tohno-chan.com/ban/
anyone who wishes to add to the collection is probably welcome to present any entries in here, but don't push your luck
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>>31275
I like the banner thread but have slacked off posting in it the last year or two
I only knew how much I would miss it after it was gone
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31703 No. 31703 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Okay so lets say you're given the chance to get a do over on life and start over as a girl.
There's a catch, but you get to pick the catch.

- You can be a cute 2D anime girl, but it will be in the world of a horror anime and you die a slow painful death at an early age.

- You're a cute 2d anime girl, but you are born blind and deaf, and can never be cured.

- you can be born as whatever kind of girl you want, but you'll be born in the poorest part of south Africa.

- you're an ugly 2D anime girl who's abused and molested by her father, bullied and treated like shit at school, you never get to have friends, and you die alone as a fat fujoshi.

- you're a cute 2D anime girl from a typical slice of life anime with cute loving friends and are part of a club of your choosing, but you're forced to relive the same 13 days of high school until the end of time.
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>> No. 31711 [Edit]
>you're a cute 2D anime girl from a typical slice of life anime with cute loving friends and are part of a club of your choosing, but you're forced to relive the same 13 days of high school until the end of time.

This sounds fine to me.
>> No. 31713 [Edit]
I pick neither.
>> No. 31714 [Edit]
I want to be a cute boy instead.
>> No. 31723 [Edit]
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i already am a cute anime girl

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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).

Post edited on 27th Dec 2012, 11:33pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bubk7YcqsGI
>> No. 28815 [Edit]
I have created a video. I hope it's enjoyed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrX6euS3QQE
>> No. 31701 [Edit]
The sequel is still to come.
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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.
>> No. 31699 [Edit]
>>30826

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.
>> No. 31700 [Edit]
>>31699
>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.
>> No. 31746 [Edit]
>>31679
>I can't form any emotional connections with 3D people

Maybe you could try reading the books instead.

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31684 No. 31684 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've spent a lot of time on different forums and boards. Even been a part of my fair share of real life groups, teams and whatnot. There's one thing that irks me to no end - whatever the group, whatever the forum, there's always one or two people that seem to absolutely hate and detest me from the get-go. Whatever I try to do to appease them just furthers their disdain (as does distancing myself from them or ignoring them).
The thing is, I'm a decently amiable person. I go out of my way to find common ground with nearly everyone and it usually works. Usually. Even if I don't get the person to like me, I can at least be on friendly terms with almost everyone. Almost.

Yes there's that 'haters gonna hate' stuff. It doesn't help. I don't know if these people sniff vulnerabilities out or if I'm just making a major faux pax everwhere I go. Maybe it's just some cruel joke. I just don't know or even understand. Yet, I'll put on a tough face whenever this happens and say "pfft, whatever..." but it still hurts every time.

Having to navigate through life like this is so very frustrating.

Now then. Can anyone relate to any of this and maybe share some much needed armchair counseling?
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>> No. 31687 [Edit]
>>31685
this seems like a pretty good analysis of the situation to me, i don't think i could have posted a better reply than that.
> I found odd you chose a 3D reaction picture on a site that's particularly adamant about using 2D ones
he also made an effort to reference his 3dpd social life, this is really more of an /so/ thread if it belongs anywhere on /tc/
>> No. 31690 [Edit]
Who gives a shit? You can't please everyone. Don't get hung up on things like that.

But at the same time, maybe have some self-reflection -- are you socially awkward or something? Or is the problem with the other people? After all, there can be some weird people on forums.
>> No. 31691 [Edit]
>>31684
Well you made two faux pas in your post here. People don't like "reaction images" from that other imageboard, and the material of this post is more suited for /so/ than /ot/.

You're also demonstrating that you have a somewhat self-absorbed worldview (which is nothing new for tohno-chan but still): you believe that everyone should like you.

Honestly though, you probably just rub people the wrong way. Maybe your "amiable" personality comes off as a facade; I know people like that. You can tell when someone is genuinely being kind, and when they're putting on an act to ingratiate themselves with you. I'm not fond of such behavior myself. It seems like you do that a lot - By trying to find "common ground" with people, you probably distance them even more because you seem disingenuous.

Some also dislike outsiders by nature, not everyone is welcoming, which can't be helped.

This isn't really criticism, though it might come across that way. I don't know you. This is all inferred from a single post on an imageboard. I could be wrong, I don't have all the information.

Even on the internet (especially in this day and age where so much of our social interaction is done through it) being treated poorly by others is painful. We all have our methods to handle the immense pain of co-existing with others. You'll be okay, just try to understand that not everyone has to like you simply because you aren't an asshole.
>> No. 31693 [Edit]
>>31691
I think you're being too harsh. OP doesn't seem that bad. But the fact of the matter is that you can't please everyone. There's no point in trying.

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31635 No. 31635 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A lot of people talk about visiting Japan, but if you had the option to full on move there, would you do it?
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>> No. 31682 [Edit]
I see two benefits to moving to Japan. Firstly, because of my continual exposure of it through media, Japan makes me feel comfortable. Secondly, I can fully cut myself off from my family. Once I have enough money, I'm going to move out and never talk to my family again. I'm not obligated to stay anywhere, so I might as well live in Japan. I'm already learning Japanese because of hentai and I'm already in Asia, so moving to Japan won't be a big culture shock.
>> No. 31683 [Edit]
I do consider moving to Japan in a few years.
The main problem is that Japan isn't very immigrant friendly. To move there you basically need to find a job before you go there or marry a Japanese woman.
They only want people that pay taxes.

But learning Japanese is a good first step.
>> No. 31686 [Edit]
Serious question, is it really that you like Japan that much, or is it more that you just dislike your current living situation and you want to escape?
>> No. 31688 [Edit]
>>31686
It's both. I do not like my current living situation, and I want to escape. When that time comes, it'll be when I have enough to move where I want. Since I can move anywhere, I might as well pick the country that I feel the most comfortable.

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do you still watch anime?
>> No. 31672 [Edit]
Still? Been watching it for years and don't see myself stopping. Still plenty of stuff I have in queue to watch.
>> No. 31673 [Edit]
Yup, but I do find myself struggling to keep up with currently airing stuff more and more each season. At the time of posting this I still haven't started a single anime from the current season and while I did get in 3ep today I'm still very behind on most of the shows I have picked up.
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I can't imagine stopping, there's so many series I want to see. The amount I watch varies because of other hobbies, but I do really love it.
>> No. 31678 [Edit]
I still watch anime, but much less than when I first got into it. I still love anime, but I'm not reliant on it for happiness anymore. Now, it's just a thing I like. Also, I mainly watch slice of life now, and it's hard for me to digest more than a couple episodes of SoL at a time despite liking it a lot.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
>> No. 31669 [Edit]
Recently:
No Longer Human
The Doors of Perception
Animal Farm
Propaganda
Society of the Spectacle
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Walden
Beyond Good and Evil
Can Life Prevail?
The Ego and Its Own
Technological Slavery

Planning on reading something by Slavoj Zizek soon. I would've gotten The Sublime Object of Ideology, but they only had paperback versions on Amazon, no e-books. Any other suggestions by him (or other similar writers/thinkers)? I'm a big fan of Pentti Linkola too, and Uncle Ted had some good criticisms about modern life too, but anprim is a load of shit in my opinion. Just some impossibly idealist neoluddite stuff. But Linkola is more pragmatic, despite his edgy worldview. Walden is interesting, but I think Thoreau's attitude of just opting out instead of trying to fix things is kind of a cop-out. But for some people, that's preferable, since many obstacles seem insurmountable. Animal Farm reminds me of a lot of reactionary stuff that's happening now. Propaganda was interesting because I think a lot of Bernays' techniques are still being used to this day, but with added technology (social media instead of radio or newspapers, for example).

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>> No. 31675 [Edit]
I've been reading the Raildex series (and a few other LN series) and Lolita. Not entirely related, but I really love the feeling that image gives off.
>> 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.
>> No. 31692 [Edit]
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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