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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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>> No. 31866 [Edit]
>and they won't quit until anime is destroyed
They don't want to destroy anime because that implies they want it gone; their point of view is "positive" and they're doing what they think is right, which is the actual problem. If their goals were so transparently "evil", they'd be incredibly easy to rally people against and stop them, but because they come with "positive change" (purposeful or machiavellian) a lot of people in the target industry has a hard time picking a side until it's way too late.

It's why people in the west that nowadays are unironically claiming anime needs more diverse racial representation and to ditch outdated perspectives like "overt sexualization", do it from a place of righteous indignation, and someone who thinks is 100% right is not going to stop in their crusade. Then the people on top use these ideological pawns as an excuse to make changes that they deem will get them more profit, without interest about the ramifications. I personally saw it over the years with comic books and it takes very little effort to find all the proof it's needed to realize it's happening right now to the videogame industry. They're slowly and steady doing it to anime too.
>> No. 31867 [Edit]
That's exactly what I mean. It's depressing.
>> No. 31868 [Edit]
I used to think anime was safe from being corrupted by western barbarians, but Hollywood has proven in recent years that the ocean, different languages, and different cultures wont stop this. They saw there's money to be made by pandering to Chinese audiences, even if it means alienating American viewers. For the time being the general consensus is that anime is for the Japanese first and foremost, but how long can they hold out before temptation has them give in to the potential for larger profits?
>> No. 31869 [Edit]
I believe that it won't happen unless one of the companies establishes a Western branch. That's when things start to go awry, because suddenly they have to please foreign investors. In a worst case scenario the foreign branch could become the main HQ like Sony. In any case, establishing a foreign branch will be the big red flag.

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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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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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We're western and there are no girls here.
Christmas does give off a comfy feel, secret Santa is a nice event.

It still retains some aspects of Yule.

>> No. 31831 [Edit]
Do we get to see others list, before the names are drawn, do we have to opt-in in order for it to be visible?
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if it makes you feel any better, it's neither American nor Christian in origin, it's a Germanic custom (it's called Julklapp over here).
>> No. 31856 [Edit]
Back in the old days Tohno-chan was populated exclusively by 2d japanese girls and they were all cute. I don't know when it was that we decided to stop being cute Japanese anime girls and start being ancient northern european pagans instead, I must have missed that thread. Anyway it seems really impressive, very butch and intimidating.


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31833 No. 31833 hide watch 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.
>> No. 31836 [Edit]
People here don't assume everyone is a normal, but they can be a bit on edge and jump to conclusions very easily. Just try not to worry about it too much.
>> No. 31837 [Edit]
>Where do people with autism fall into the whole world of imageboard otaku and hikki?
I imagine that there aren't many neurotpyical NEETs online.
>> No. 31838 [Edit]
Weird, maybe it's just the most vocal ones then.
>> No. 31842 [Edit]
Many do seem to integrate into society, I never will though.

>I quite literally have no choice between the hikkineet life and starvation while homeless.

I feel that too. Even when I try working, it never goes well and I feel miserable. I can't see myself surviving it.

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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. 31823 [Edit]
Then why pay for the faster internet in the first place? Is it really a luxury that matters that much? I have always had to wait a few days to download large series that I want to watch, or at least a few hours. Best internet I had growing up was 10 mbit down, but at the moment I get around 20 or so, which is a big improvement (It's actually 50 but I live in an apartment where I share wifi and no physical access to the router). Never has it let me down or bothered me in any way, and I like to download a lot of stuff.
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Why was anon banned?
>> No. 31825 [Edit]
It was probably tokiko.
>> No. 31829 [Edit]
It's Tohno's post, so probably a test. Also, I don't comment on people's bans, take it to irc if you're curious. I'm replying instead of deleting because it seems this has to be reminded every X months.

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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. 31613 [Edit]
That just means you're making your waifu wet.
>> No. 31614 [Edit]
I was reading Katawa Shojo. There's this scene where Shizune talks how Hanako doesn't really love chess because she knows so little about chess. The logic being if you really love something you should know more about it and share it to make a connection with other people. And that makes me think if I don't really love anime and manga. That I only like them because they make me feel good. Maybe that's true.
>> No. 31798 [Edit]
We all know youtube is full of fear mongering videos about the world ending, the next dark age, or what have you. My thought is, aren't the people who make these sort of videos essentially terrorists? I mean they're trying to spread fear on a large scale and get people into a panic, right?
>> No. 31799 [Edit]
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I love to learn about and share what I've learned and thought about anime and manga. For some time I thought that maybe I don't like them for themselves as much as I thought, and what I really liked was sharing my knowledge, and receiving more in return through either discussion or research. But I've come to think that that's only an aspect of how love is expressed, rather than the love itself. Whether a feeling is held or expressed, it's still there. There's no need to doubt the love you have, regardless of the careless words of others.

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28802 No. 28802 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any of you guys got any pets?
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Oh well.
Thanks anyway.
>> No. 28871 [Edit]
To elaborate; While the anime features some fantastic character designs and even some nice music here and there the rest of the anime is poorly written and directed. A major issue many had with it was the regular use of CGI during long segments of the series, typically whenever the bands would perform if memory serves correctly. I'm not even talking about cost saving corner cutting gci versions of characters used during hard to animate segments like many anime do. They'd transform into furry nendoroid versions of themselfs that looked like something out of the Sonic universe. Oddly enough too etotama aired in the same season and did something like that too with it's characters. Difference being etotama tried to make the characters look 2D during those segments while Show by Rock went for a look that made them look like figurines, which even the ED alludes to.
>> No. 31778 [Edit]
I did, but they all got taken away from me. Not because of myself, though, but because of people who wished to rob me of having one.
>> No. 31792 [Edit]
It's a good show, if you enjoy music-themed anime and can get past the 3D Hello Kitty segments.

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread,, is now on auto sage.
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28872 No. 28872 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's a suitable automobile for the tohno-chan veteran?
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>> No. 28940 [Edit]
A 4rd, of course. I think most of us ib4f users have been forced to leave our hiki ways by now.
>> No. 31779 [Edit]
One that people won't try to rob you of. As long as you take care of it.

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29083 No. 29083 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you have lost throughout your life.
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>> No. 29118 [Edit]
On an unrelated note, I haven't been around here in a while. When did tc get a captcha?
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"What the fuck? How did you get this? Where did you get this? Why the shit are you giving me this garbage? You keep it, pawn it off to some shop you find or whatever, just get it out of my sight. Except my copy of Sonic Heroes, I want that but you can get rid of the rest, it's all useless to me you shady weirdo."
>> No. 29168 [Edit]
I can finally play Shadow the Hedgehog again.
>> No. 31777 [Edit]
I haven't thrown things out, but I've had a lot taken from me. You know those people. They say they borrow something but then they don't just pretend they lost it, they flat out rob you of it.

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31757 No. 31757 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i came up with this idea that neets prefer to interact with the computer rather than humans because the computer is more trustworthy while humans are endlessly and inscrutably manipulative and deceptive. does this seem plausible, that people withdraw from human contact as a result of one too many backstabbings?
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>> No. 31766 [Edit]
>neets prefer to interact with the computer rather than humans
>pretty much universal among every NEET out there
I don't think you understand what NEET means. It's an acronym that means (N)ot in (E)education, (E)mployment, nor (T)raining. You can be a NEET and simultaneously be an extremely extroverted person, pretty much the kind that would resemble the dog in pic related. For example, someone who doesn't work or study and plays in bars with their band for free would qualify; hobos that love congregating and drinking in corners with their fellow reprobates qualify as well, and so on. Maybe you're confusing NEETs with Hikikomori?
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>> No. 31770 [Edit]
I think you misunderstand what NEETs are, like what >>31766 mentioned. NEETs aren't necessarily withdrawn, introverted people, the definition of NEET is just an unemployed person. There are plenty of people on the dole that spend their days socialising.
>> No. 31772 [Edit]
I don't hate people, I just like being by myself. Being alone is great.

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