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26012 No. 26012 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
4chan is dead. moot is quitting. I know many of you don't care, but I just thought you should know since our roots are there.
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>> No. 26112 [Edit]
The same userbase is still there though, the only people who left/got bored were the /v/ kids that game during the zimmerman trial to make garbage shitposts like skeleton lawyer man. Honestly I didnt even watch the trial because the people in those threads were so annoying.
>> No. 26114 [Edit]
The userbase probably didn't leave because they have nowhere else to go.
>> No. 26115 [Edit]
You really think the userbase didn't change after a whole month of the board being 100% shitposts? It's not even entirely gone, I guess the only mod that cared about the board left after the nuke and >>26018
/pol/ is in the worst state it has ever been, it's become almost as bad as /a/ where you can find at most 3 decent threads out of 150.

Anyone that wanted to have at least some semi-serious discussion moved to 8chan.
It's a pretty well done site, that combined with the smart move of waiting for the right time to advertise and it became the 2nd most popular imageboard on the internet.
You can really see the effectiveness of having a jew as your manager.
>> No. 26116 [Edit]
It's a really weird feeling, I spent most of my teenage years on 4chan and in the last few months I wanted to go back but it just wasn't the same and then the gamergate thing went down, now this. But Tumblr's community is really suffocating me and I miss anonymity.

I'm trying out 8chan, though most of the boards I like are pretty dead. I remembered this place too and was rather happy, as it's a nice board.

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24879 No. 24879 hide watch 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. 26109 [Edit]
Slow down buddy, you're gonna have nothing to watch if you consume that fast! Take your time, as long as you downloaded it, it's not going anywhere.
>> No. 26110 [Edit]
Yesterday my mom said she won't buy any more biscuits because they have too much sugar and are bad for your health, the same day she bought one of those huge bottles of coca cola
I didn't even know how to react
>> No. 26111 [Edit]

I asked my mum to stop buying junk food so I can keep my health up a bit. She still keeps buying those big bags of Doritos (I'm not even especially fond of Doritos) which I just stack up in my room until the next time I go to visit my Xbox-obsessed brother. He's more than happy to accept 10+ giant Doritos bags.
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At least your mother cares about you. My mother did stuff like that for me until she died from ovarian cancer two and a half years ago. I miss her, although in a way it was good that she died because I was finally able to move out of the house; I couldn't live with my father at all.

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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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19666 No. 19666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How about just pics and links with some comment, this time?

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. 25192 [Edit]
Sort of like the rest of society eh?
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Resident Evil GBC modified to use the zombie sprite sheet for the playable character. Holy shit.
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I know I'm late for this, but I watched this Hideaki Anno class for children today.

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25781 No. 25781 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
- Quality of the writing degrades as the series goes on. The story needs to be planned out beforehand, at least the bare structure needs to be. I don't even give a shit if you have to go on hiatus to let the story mature. Rather than show us something outright barbarous don't show us anything at all.

- Side characters narrating whats going on in a fight.

- Manga relies on being ridiculous as its main selling point. There should be a reason for it being ridicuous don't just do it for the sake of it.

- Manga puts a picture and then puts a square box explaining the picture. E.g a picture of the student council and then a square box saying how they are so badass etc. Show, don't tell.

- "This character is a genius". Usually this is some intense personality character who is better than everyone else for no reason. Why and how did this character get better than everyone else?

- Several females are in love with the male protagonist even though there is no good reason for them to do so.

- Male protagonist is passive as fuck. The females are the ones that push the story along.

- Male protagonist is dense and this denseness is used as a plot device to prevent the story from progressing.
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Speaking of the first trope, has there been any long-running series which has kept up consistently high quality? The first thing that comes to my mind is the FMA manga.
>> No. 26085 [Edit]
So basically you are seriously annoyed by every anime.
>> No. 26086 [Edit]
Personally I equate 'bro' more with hippies, burn outs, jocks, and suffer types.
Not that I disagree with you, that really isn't the right word to use.
>> No. 26088 [Edit]
Not every anime is a poor quality shonen or harem series. But yes, I drop most anime/manga.

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23542 No. 23542 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How about a thread for Japanese movies, drama, and live action?

I really love the GTO, Nodame and Liar Game live action.

I was watching this one show called Trick that is fucking awesome, but I still need to finish the second season.

I started making a list sorta like MAL.
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>> No. 24271 [Edit]
I don't normally watch J-Dramas either, not because of any particular objection to them but simply because I haven't gotten around to exploring that particular area of Japan's culture. Then, a couple of years ago, I was at a con and wandered into a room where they had live action asian films playing, and got hooked watching this show called Kaseifu No Mita. I am curious if anyone else has ever seen this show, because it is honestly one of the best things I've seen in some time. I still have to see the ending of it, but seriously tho...that shit is really, surprisingly good.
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Man, I'm enjoying this like a little kid...


Go for it. It's great.
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I just watched the Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e live action and I really liked it. It could be my favorite. I also really like the Hana Yori Dango one.
>> No. 26087 [Edit]
I just finished watching Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, and it turned out to be really good. The first episode started sort of badly, but all the characters really grew on me, and I found myself in tears by the end. I think a lot of things could have been done vsry wrong, and it was nice to see it turn out the way that it did.

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26043 No. 26043 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Recently I've been into watching "itabeya" ("otaku room") videos, but only Japanese ones.
Something about these videos is just calming to me.

I tried watching the equivalent "otaku room" videos made by Americans and Brits, but they just frustrated me. When they're not done by some 3DPD girl talking about how Attack on Titan has kawaii characters or something (no disrespect to fans of that show intended), they're by some American dude who works a full-time job and has two kids, but also a room in his McMansion, and describes every manga volume in the room and what he thought about it. To find the stuff I like, you have to copy in these moon runes: 痛部屋, apparently meaning "painful room".

The Japanese ones are relaxing to me, though. Their rooms always look like cozy places filled with things they're clearly passionate about. As well as helping me practice my Japanese listening (I'm awful at it, though ;-;) it's interesting to see how Japanese otaku live. I've noticed that they seem to be huge on Razer products, often having the Razer mouse, keyboard, headset, long mousepad and desktop background. They often don't seem to have any Blu-Rays or DVDs - I was talking about this to a Steam friend, who suggested that Japanese fans just watch the show once when it airs, and then never again. I find it hard to imagine that they only watch their favourite shows once before they start bringing in figures and posters of the characters, but then again I've never bought anime BDs or DVDs so I have no idea how expensive they are.

im@s, Railgun, Oreimo, Little Busters and K-On seem to be the dominating franchises for posters and figures. Quite a stark contrast with the Western otaku rooms I've seen, where the most popular franchises for decorating an otaku room seem to be Naruto, One Piece, DBZ, Attack on Titan, Madoka and Miyazaki movies. I've also noticed that, where the Western fans tend to go for the more subdued, subtle and "mature" looking aesthetic, itabeya videos show floor-to-ceiling eroge posters and manga, as if they pay no concern to someone seeing it. The right way to do it, I think. I often wonder if they live with parents; the amount of merchandise suggests that they live alone with a well-paid job, but the
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>> No. 26068 [Edit]
Plenty of people in the west watch raw live streams directly whenever they can.
The quality is usually low, but you can discuss the episode as it is airing.
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I'm talking about people who don't know Japanese of course. Might be kind of tough to discuss something if you can only catch the occasional word of the dialogue.
>> No. 26070 [Edit]
It puts the lotion on its skin.
>> No. 26094 [Edit]
how come?

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18197 No. 18197 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Do you run your own website or blog?
care to share?
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>> No. 22157 [Edit]
There's one that relates to a certain subset of otaku culture called Tanasinn that's kinda interesting. If you get bored one day, write some articles for it.

>> No. 22162 [Edit]
>enabling poseurs since 2007
>> No. 22215 [Edit]
not yet, but I'm planning to run a blog where I publish stuff that I translate
>> No. 26003 [Edit]
I want to make a site with random short flash animations made by me or others. Kind of or pown.it.

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25966 No. 25966 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Hi, brohnos! This is my first thread.

What does "otaku" mean to you? Is it a hobby, a way of life, a philosophy perhaps? I was thinking about it earlier, and I can't really think of a comparable Western equivalent. People like to say otaku is just the Japanese for "nerd", but that's not really accurate - while both have a set of stereotyped interests assigned to them (comic books, cape hero movies and Western vidya for nerds, and of course anime, manga, figures and Japanese vidya for otaku, they're not really that similar. The "nerd" tends to just be a socially well-adjusted person with a hobby that had a reputation for being a losers' pass-time 10 or 15 years ago. The otaku, at least in terms of how the Japanese like to portray them, treat their interest as something to be taken highly seriously. And while the Western "nerd" fandoms definitely do have the extreme fans who grab up all the merchandise and have a room dedicated sololy to their favourites, it's not common for them to do so - for the otaku, it's practically mandatory.

To me, it seems like when you take on the otaku lifestyle, you integrate the 2D world into your 3D life wherever possible, while the "nerdy guy" simply complements his existing real life with some power fantasy cape comics or gory triple-A vidya.

I saw some article ages ago (can't find it again, sorry) where they interviewed this shut-in otaku who worked as a bug tester (I think the article was really old, too). The guy talked about how his entire life was based on finding obscure old tech and seeking the bugs in it. He also talked about his friend whose devotion was in idol music, and one idol in particular - even though his friend didn't care much for idol music. He just learned all about idols because he felt compelled to do it. That's what "otaku" is to me; watching the show ten times over, knowing the idol's songs by the first three seconds, finishing every route in the VN to completion. Becoming a hobbyist like no other.

Sorry for ranting - I've had this thread idea for a while. Anyway, what does "otaku" mean to you?
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>> No. 25986 [Edit]
It's a fairly recent thing, been going on for no longer than 7 years or so around here I think.
>> No. 25988 [Edit]
You're right. People tend to use 'Otaku' just as casually as 'nerd' these days.
>> No. 25990 [Edit]
Obsessive fan.
>> No. 25997 [Edit]

I think English speakers just have a tendency to water down just about everything (and I have a tendency to generalize a lot, heh). If you know how to install a program on your computer you're a 'nerd' and if you're feeling a wee bit down you're 'depressed'. I wonder if there's any other language in the world where people make this light of legit depression. I bet it's also what fuels the 'who cares if you're depressed, pull your shit together' mentality.


What >>25986 said more or less. Depends where you live really but it's a bit of a thing in Western Europe nowadays. The thing you need to keep in mind is that it has to be done in moderation. Being vaguely familiar with some video games and comics might be 'cool' but once you cross some obsessiveness barrier you'll get back to getting the same treatment nerds got ~20 years ago.
In a way I miss those times, though. Nowadays the mainstream 'nerd' culture isn't really about being a nerd becoming an acceptable thing or anything like that, it's about special snowflake normies warping it in a way they see fit (which pretty much means 'ruining it').

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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. 25933 [Edit]
The worst wet dream is when you cum to dreaming about surfing for porn. Because your brain can't even generate the imagery for having actual sex.
>> No. 25936 [Edit]
Most of my wet dreams have been like that. I can only think of two or three that have been otherwise.
>> No. 25939 [Edit]
My wet dreams were about urinating because I didn't know about masturbation until I was 15, and I thought I was wetting the bed instead. Then whe I started masturbating, I stopped having wet dreams. Sort of like a wet dream catch-22.
>> No. 25963 [Edit]
First time I masturbated was 16, though I looked at a lot of porn before that. My wet dreams were about urine as well.

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25934 No. 25934 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Whats the best *booru for finding fap material and pictures of your favourite character?

Usually I go to the Sankaku complex booru. The order opular function is quite useful.

Danbooru only accepts 'high quality' images.

Gelbooru often has duplicates and bad Western fanart/horribly drawn fetish crap.
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>> No. 25941 [Edit]
l don't know why people bother with those sites, l find everything l need on sadpanda
>> No. 25942 [Edit]
I really need to get a vertical monitor to improve my fapping experience.
>> No. 25945 [Edit]
Just turn your monitor on its side.
>> No. 25946 [Edit]
It doesn't swivel and isn't compatible with standard mounts. Sometimes I turn my laptop on its side but that's kind of a pain.

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