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30284 No. 30284 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you think image board culture is dead? If so, can it ever be brought back?
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>> No. 41141 [Edit]
>>41140
>put it all behind them and have moved on with their lives
I don't get it. It's not like lurking and posting is a full time job. You never hear people talk about reading the news or watching sports like that, but the time investment is pretty much the same.

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>> No. 41142 [Edit]
>>41141
Yeah you don't. I think people leave it behind because the life styles and culture conflict. Sports can be a social activity that is shared with normies and encourages human interaction with it's themes of teamwork. I'm not sure if I'd go as far as to say this life style is anti-social, but lets just say most people in places like this aren't exactly going to be rooting for you to get a 9-5 job, a wife, and some kids.
>> No. 41143 [Edit]
>>41142
>I'm not sure if I'd go as far as to say this life style is anti-social
I think attributing any life style to imageboards is a mistake. As if life styles are the only thing worth talking about. Can't you talk about anime whether you're a neet, or a student or a "family man"? And why does having a family entail giving up who you are? That's not "moving on with your life", it's suicide. Of course dead people can't post. I refuse to acknowledge that as "progression".
>> No. 41144 [Edit]
>>41143
>why does having a family entail giving up who you are?
I recently spoke with a former anon/waifufag who told me they dropped the otaku life style in spite of moving to japan (and getting married), which really left me wondering about this. When someone starts a family, it takes priority above all else in their life. Their time, money, attention, it all goes to that family. Even their very freedom seems to get lost most of the time. Just yesterday I overheard someone at the store talking about sneaking away from their wife for half an hour. I hear that sort of thing a lot. Sometimes it's people having to justify buying a game console to their partner, or just hanging out with friends. It makes me wonder if it's really worth it.
Meanwhile, there's a guy at work who seems to like (surface level) nerdy stuff, and never shuts up about his kid, so who knows? Maybe it's not impossible to find some balance?

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33536 No. 33536 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How was your day? Did you do anything nice? Post about it here.
>>27208
It looks like the old one is on autosage so here's a new one.
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>> No. 41135 [Edit]
>>39977
>>39957
Surprising that there are other Australians on Tohno...
>> No. 41137 [Edit]
>>41135
There's a surprising amount of aussies still sticking around on imageboards.
>> No. 41138 [Edit]
>>41137
I guess it's hard to find people to relate to in person here, since the majority of people are bogans or suburb-dwelling office job workers. Even when you find somebody with the same interests as you, my general experience is that they're extremely annoying (in the fat, loud guy at the comic book shop kind of way) and not actually very relatable. Ergo it makes more sense to stay online and talk to Americans and whatnot.
>> No. 41139 [Edit]
>>39789
Well, I've noticed this too. For the last 3-5 years I've mostly spent time indoors, but I go out at 10~pm to do my grocery shopping since nobody is around.
On the off-chance that I wind up at the supermarket during the day, I notice that everybody around me is much, much uglier than I'm used to. Fat, ugly mothers with their fat, ugly children. People who look clinically retarded. People with vacant, slow expressions in their eyes.
It's a bizarre feeling, because I can't sympathise with them at all. It's like they're all NPCs (excuse the term) from a video game. They just make me uncomfortable and stressed and I want to get away as soon as possible.

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39794 No. 39794 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are some things that really bug you?
Things that genuinely piss you off?

I thought it would be nice to have a thread to vent about any little annoyance, no mater how big or small.
Any and all complains about the world around you are welcome here!
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>> No. 41126 [Edit]
>>41125
Modern smartphones have a ton of forced obnoxious features and settings under the banner of "for your own good". Thankfully there's ways around most of these. There might be an option for that hidden away in the settings somewhere, possibly in dev-mode settings (I'd need to know more about your phone model to be of any real help)
Alternatively, there are various apps you can use to get around it. I personally like an app called Macrodroid. With that you could program it to automatically restore the volume every 24 hours, maybe set it for midnight so you never notice. Keep in mind the free version has ads and limits you to one macro.
>> No. 41127 [Edit]
>>41125
Its existence and functionality is probably due to lawsuits of the fear of them. Remember not to ingest the battery, anon.
>> No. 41128 [Edit]
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>>41126
Yeah, looking for it now, there's a really awkward setting for it. Rather than simply turning it off, you can turn on a custom limit and set it to max volume.
I never really bothered to check before because I don't usually think about it until it becomes an issue, and usually I don't have the time to mess with my phone's settings.
It's stupid, but at least my glorified mp3 player is a bit less annoying to use now.
>> No. 41133 [Edit]
"Sci-fi" written by people who don't have a genuine interest in science, tends to be either really unimaginative, or basically fantasy. The former takes the modern world, and applies "futuristic" decorations to it, without deeply thinking about the social consequences technology would actually have. Futurama is an obvious example. Its source of comedy is satire of the current world within a faux "futuristic" world. As sci-fi, it's insipid. Same with Rick and Morty.

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33327 No. 33327 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What has been your personal experience with Pokemon? I started with gen 4, and I have good memories of it for that reason, but it's not my favorite. I think generation 2 was the peak of everything good about Pokemon. The atmosphere, the music, the adventure. It was intended as the last entry into the series and it shows. Everything after the second generation has been an artificial extension increasingly made out of an interest in profit rather than passion.

A lot of people feel that the franchise has gone down hill, but I disagree with their reasons. It's true that the creatures have become more over-designed and the overall art style has become less inspired and the legendary monster concept has been cheapened, but that's not the biggest issue in my opinion. The problem is that it became international. You don't really think of Pokemon as a jrpg, right?

The franchise's success practically forced gamefreak to tone certain things down for a larger, global audience and especially western sensibilities. Then they started accomodating more and more to the point where the game's aren't even set in places based on Japan. The cultural roots of the game have been uprooted and when playing the games you feel it. You feel that it was intended to please everybody across the world. No more forest shrines and kimono wearing girls. No more buddhist temples. No more anything that could upset a parent. No where is this shift more clear than in the anime. The themes of the games aren't particularly tied to Japan either now. Gen 1's technological focus and gen 2's nature focus came from a place relevant to the creators, so it felt like it had some weight to it.

tl;dr: The franchise isn't bathed in Japanese aesthetics and/or sensibilities anymore, so it feels soulless.
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>> No. 36720 [Edit]
>>36718
Disregarding that fact even, gacha is evil, and is made to prey on the mentally ill.
>> No. 41124 [Edit]
Pokketo Monstaa are normie fare. Enjoy it but don't make a big deal about it.
>> No. 41129 [Edit]
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I loved the games as a kid. I started with gen 4, but mostly played gen 3. Stopped playing after gen 5 because I didn't get a 3ds and wasn't that bothered to ask for one.
I still like Pokemon I guess. It can be fun to pick up on occasion, but it's very rare these days. I've replayed them a lot of times over the years. There isn't anything new for me with the games that I'll play.
>> No. 41130 [Edit]
Gen4 was the last enjoyable one for me. Had a certain mystique to it.

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40936 No. 40936 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Stuff you bought, ordered, or just hope to get someday.
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>> No. 40999 [Edit]
>>40998
>I personally recommend buying purpose made headphones for home listening
I don't want my head getting sweaty, and from what I know they leak noise a lot. Comfort wise, earbuds don't bother me.
>> No. 41009 [Edit]
I bought recently a logitech mk295 "silent touch" wireless keyboard and mouse combo. Was totally worth it, though people said that it will become less silent within a few weeks. The mouse is not so bad but have no side buttons. Also bought a logitech g305 mouse. First I thought I'm going to send it back. Buttons press too easily/accidentally, feels like cheap plastic, clicking sound is loud and cheap. But then started to like it because the performance is nice, the buttons pressing easily is not such a bad thing actually. So I'm keeping it.

other thing I bought is a Huion H610x draw tablet. Never had a draw tablet before. First I thought I'm going crazy from having to look not where my hand is drawing but at the monitor, but it got better. So keeping it.
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>>40996
They've arrived. Things sound crisper and more detailed. Haven't had them long enough to judge durability, but I'm already glad I got them, if for no other reason than to see what I was missing out on by using cheap, comes with the phone, earbuds.

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>> No. 41123 [Edit]
$65 HUGE cotton-threaded blanket for summer

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41016 No. 41016 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
2D has made me soft and feminine. Not just 2D alone, but avoiding western media and idiocy in general. Always had my soft side but now it's overactive. Most people IRL or on internet are more badass than me. (including gays, women, lesbians, etc) I dont feel intimidated, Im just alienated, and I don't like what Im turning into. Not sure if 2D healed me or infected me. Anybody in the same boat? what can I expect at this rate, and what can I do to damage-control?
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>> No. 41041 [Edit]
>>41040
Same here, sadly we're not the majority.
>> No. 41054 [Edit]
Bro have you considered not defining yourself by the media you consume.
>> No. 41055 [Edit]
>>41054
You mean Quake3? no.
>> No. 41110 [Edit]
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Eh I assume OPs problem stems, if anything, from too much porn consumption or generally spending too much time online in the wrong places to assume feminity = empathy = weakness I guess? I would be more worried about how this concern could lead to masculine overcompensation, or you just not enjoying things anymore out of some made up social pressure.
In my case I always liked shows like Air, but was really drawn to iyashikei when my depression got worse, and those anime simply helped me get through the day and made me a better person, hopefully. Maybe watch Devilman Crybaby, or The Art of Self Defence, to understand that being emotional doesn't mean being weak. What is soft though is blaming media for you not liking yourself, if you really think 2d 'infected' you then go ahead stop watching, and the problem should be solved!

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33182 No. 33182 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Sort of a hybrid between the book club and "post something new you learned." Post any interesting essays, articles or prose you've stumbled across on the internet.

I'll start:
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/09/02/754316710/meet-the-man-who-guards-americas-ketchup
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/22/guantanamos-darkest-secret
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>> No. 41050 [Edit]
https://arcove.substack.com/p/null-call
Ties together a cohesive narrative for the psychosis experience often described adjacent to shamans, also perhaps famously outlined by ug krishnamurti as the "calamity" he underwent. I also love the paragraph on "shared realities" which is probably related to the "collective unconscious'

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>> No. 41057 [Edit]
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41057
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/does-anyone-like-fruitbaskets
choice quotes
>Mao sent the workers stationed at Qinghua a case of mangoes, which he’d received from Pakistan’s foreign minister
>Mao didn’t like fruit and didn’t want to eat these messy mangoes
>Few [people] had even heard the word [‘mango’], let alone seen one
>The workers decided not to eat them. They stayed up through the night looking at the mangoes, stroking them, and sniffing them
>it began to rot. In response, they carefully peeled the mango and boiled its pulpy flesh in a large pot of water. Afterwards, the factory held a Eucharist-like service where everyone drank a spoonful of the precious elixir
>Gigantic papier-mâché mangoes decorated floats at the National Day Parade and wax replicas enshrined in glass vitrines were distributed as merit awards
>In the middle of the winter, oilfield workers in Daqing were forced into unheated buses in negative-22 degrees Fahrenheit and taken to a local mango exhibition
>Murck recounts a fatal episode in Sichuan Province, where a man was dragged through the streets and executed for comparing mangoes with sweet potatoes.

The sweet potato thing really get me.
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41103
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhfAf1teWJI

I suppose picture uploads to a an English site that curates images is not a 100% accurate representation of popularity but it is a fair look at fan engagement.

interesting to see that Mika Hatsune has maintained consistently high uploads ever since she was made.
>> No. 41109 [Edit]
>>41103
It's kinda sad going from touhou and vn characters, to vtubers and mobile game props.

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9442 No. 9442 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I don't think we had a movie thread yet so I wanted to ask, does /tc/ watch movies? What was the last one you saw? Have any good recommendations or favorite genres? Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
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>> No. 41087 [Edit]
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I watched Dracula today, as in the original. Thought it'd be interesting to see where it all started. To see where all the remakes, parodies, references and famous lines come from. I had no idea the character of van helsing was even in it. Always figured he came later to spice things up as a monster hunter of sorts. I also thought most of it would take place in and around his castle, not just the intro. I guess they figured it'd be cheaper to make an excuse to film most of the movie in a producer's house(guessing). The movie starts with what I assume is a realtor(maybe notary) taking some estate documents to Dracula at his castle, who then turns him into a servant and off they go to London to kill some flower girl then harass his new neighbors for 80% of the movie.
Not long ago I watched the original mummy and wolfman and much like those I found half the film is people sitting around talking. The runtime felt twice as long as it was. Things feel very slow paced, with many details being painstakingly explained for audiences that are either idiots or aren't paying attention. For instance, the scene in which van helsing notices Dracula has no reflection, I just knew they were going to repeat that shot 3+ times in case viewers missed it, and they did it something like five times one after another. It's kind of funny I guess how older generations needed things explained to them like this, in contrast to modern films in which key details that might be very important later on, are shown for just a second. Things happen so quickly in modern films... I guess that's just how audiences today are trained, it allows for twice the amount of story and content to be packed into the same runtime, but it does also make these older films that much more relaxing. If I wasn't watching it in a simulated VR theater, I probably would have been distracted by a million things while watching it.
Effects ranged from cheesy to mostly clever editing. There's a lot of use of fake bats on strings but it's the performances that really sell things, which aren't bad for the most part. The ending very very abrupt, almost like a "screw it time to end this bitch".
I also found it interesting how van helsing basically just looks at a victims blood and is like "yup, you got vampires", and people mostly just g
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>>41087
>I watched Dracula today, as in the original.
You'd be better off reading the book. Every popular adaptation butchers it. It deserves a complete, episodic adaptation. The book is like a whole adventure with a great, dramatic ending to boot.
>> No. 41090 [Edit]
>>41088
You're right, that'd probably be a good idea.
>> No. 41092 [Edit]
>>41087
>>41088
I'd also recommend the 1993 Francis Ford Coppola adaptation. It's not a replacement or anything but as a film its extremely beautiful and makes amazing use of the medium. With the sole exception of some overdrawn fire, every effect is in-camera. Lovely music, set design and atmosphere too. It also includes many things that tend to be excluded from adaptations although it does add several things that makes it more of a romantic tragedy than the original.

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41058 No. 41058 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Just got out of rehab so I’m watching SEL with my nekos while drinking vodka to celebrate
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>> No. 41064 [Edit]
The one neko I see is scary
>> No. 41068 [Edit]
>>41064

The kuro neko by the projected image?
That's Koko, she isn't kowai, she's very affectionate and assertive.
>> No. 41073 [Edit]
lainfags are the WORST!
>> No. 41100 [Edit]
>>41073
Seriously, this is what lain does to you.

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41001 No. 41001 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A year has ended and a new one has started.
How was the last year for you? Do you have any regrets you wish you could have changed?
Is there anything you're looking forward to or wishing for in the coming year? Do you have any goals for it?
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>> No. 41010 [Edit]
Even though there was a lot of shit that happened to me, it wasn't a bad year for me. Even considering the fact that I live in a country at war.
>> No. 41031 [Edit]
I'm wanting to get out a bit more this year and start working on some writing. Nothing grand, just go out, sit in a coffee shop and hack away. It feels a bit pretentious but it helps me get more done. I'm not surrounded by so many easy distractions.

Same with getting more physical exercise. I get really broody when I don't move my body. It's kind of a hassle but I reckon it saves me time since I won't waste as much. Bodies need patched to require less upkeep.
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Be more a human doing. Cold made me lazy.
>> No. 41053 [Edit]
Rock bottom honestly,
Trying to take some steps to remedy that but who knows.

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28802 No. 28802 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any of you guys got any pets?
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>> No. 33464 [Edit]
One cat and two dogs. The cat's a bit of an isolationist and spends a lot of time on her own.
The dogs are really energetic and are a bit foolish. I love them all.
>> No. 33465 [Edit]
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i enjoy caring for plants
>> No. 33466 [Edit]
>>33465
Do you have an outside garden, or do you tend potted plants? Sounds nice, regardless.
>> No. 41046 [Edit]
I own an african clawed frog. An invasive species that is entirely aquatic. It might as well be a goldfish, except it lives for around 25 years. Got it as a kid. The advertising was completely deceptive, with claims about it being genetically engineered or something.

I have no attachment to it. Every couple of months, I have to clean it' tank, but other than that it might as well not exist. It's got a pretty boring, pointless life anyway, swimming around the same tank for years on end. I don't want another pet.

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