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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. 42798 [Edit]
Yeah I can read I don't understand though why would you care about other people being superficial or clueless or catered to or whatever
>> No. 42799 [Edit]
It is indeed silly to care about, after all there's nothing you can do about it, and you can just choose not to interact with these people. Like >>42795 said, it's just frustrating when you want to have a serious conversation only to realize the people on the other end don't actually care or know much about the topic at hand.

Just wanted to get it off my mind, that's all. This is a vent thread after all.
>> No. 42800 [Edit]
>it's just frustrating when you want to have a serious conversation only to realize the people on the other end don't actually care or know much about the topic at hand
I used to have serious conversations with myself until topics I was interested in became unreachable for my wageslaving lifestyle. I wasn't ever disappointed in myself, albeit frustrated sometimes when I couldn't reach a conclusion for too long.
>> No. 42801 [Edit]
It leads to the motivation being about oneself and ones image rather than the actual hobby at hand. A person could choose to have any hobby or interest for social motivations. Hipsters, in particular, come to mind. The problem with those individuals, is that once the subject no longer becomes "cool," then they drop the interest. Or rather, if it becomes "mainstream," to those who want to cultivate the image of an outlier, they will also abandon the interest. I find it particularly shallow and grating. It also tends to water down communities full of individuals who do care. Maybe you want to have a discussion that goes beyond the surface level, and then such a person comes along who replies in short responses, not contributing anything meaningful or original to the subject. Instead, because they are socially motivated individuals, they create drama and gossip because they have little else to contribute. It's this thing - "me me me me me." "Look at me, look at what a cool and unique individual I am!" More individuals like that will come in, and eventually, before you know it, the original community has been displaced in place of a clique - a circlejerk essentially. Think about "discord weebs." They're all ultimately obnoxious faggots. I don't think it's an entirely silly thing to be bothered by, at all.

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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.
It looks like the old one is on autosage so here's a new one.
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Work is busting my ass lately and I'm horribly frustrated with my boss. I plan to quit soon, actually this time. I've been looking into going to college like I should have years ago.
Decided to take my lunch break out in my car, as it's a lot more peaceful there and there aren't bright ass lights everywhere. Summer nights have a smell I find to be rather nostalgic, even though the memories it brings are fairly recent. When I was unemployed, I would walk around for hours at night along the empty streets of the near by shopping center. Things were much more simple then, and I spent those hours fantasizing about all kinds of fun scenarios or thinking things through in my everyday life. I would also ponder all kinds of projects, a lot of which I at least made an attempt at.
These days I'm just unhappy and tired. I don't fantasize about anything, I'm too pissed off and frustrated to think of anything nice. This life I'm living now is such a waste compared to the simple and satisfied life I had. I have money now, but I've made few purchases with it that have given me any satisfaction.
Why does it have to be hard to live a simple life?
>> No. 42790 [Edit]
Work six to six 5 days a week, spend the other two days playing games. Rinse and repeat. Whoosh life's been fast forwarded. Life's a joke to hell with it
>> No. 42791 [Edit]
Do you get paid overtime for 6 to 6? Or are you basically counting travel/prep to/from the workplace (effectively turning 9-5 into 8-6 or worse).
>> No. 42792 [Edit]
~40 min travel in one direction + 10 hours of work and yes those 2 hours are paid more.

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30166 No. 30166 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Once a week, fill out the OP questions and let us know what you're up to!
Think of it as a FRIDAY NIGHT thread like on other sites, only you can post any day of the week at any hour of your choosing since NEETs don't have a schedule or any reason to look forward to the weekend.
Or, just a wordier and more demanding alternative to the daily report thread as a more relevant example.

What games are you playing today?

What anime, movies, YouTube channels etcetera are you watching today?

Have you been listening to any podcasts or music today?

Are you reading any manga or literature?

What're you going to have to eat and drink today?
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i hope nobody minds if i attempt to revive this thread. i want to know more about my fellow friends on tohno and their lives!

>What games are you playing today?
i really need to finish Mugen Souls; i started it last year because i was in a bit of a slump and thought it wouldn't take too long to finish, but i can never seem to play it for more than an hour at a time, which makes it sound like i don't like the game, but i actually do really like it; the combat is like a less refined version of Hyperdimension Neptunia's (which makes sense, considering it was done by the same company) and you can dress up your party members (and even make custom ones, so you can make your favorite characters from other series if you're creative enough!). i also think the story and writing are enjoyable enough, though i do wish there was more going on.
>What anime, movies, YouTube channels etcetera are you watching today?
i'm currently listening to a vtuber's karaoke stream in the background while typing this. i might close it out soon, since i'm not super into karaoke streams.
when it comes to anime, this season's been a total wash so far, half the shows i was excited for either don't have very reliable subtitles, or don't have subtitles at all. though, i just looked, and the first episode of the new monogatari season was uploaded, so i guess i know what i'm doing when i finish typing this.
>Have you been listening to any podcasts or music today?
i was listening to some of Dethtech's music earlier. really good artist if you like pop-rock stuff.
>Are you reading any manga or literature?
i'm not actively reading anything at the moment, but if a manga i'm following gets a new chapter uploaded today, i'll read it!
>What're you going to have to eat and drink today?
assuming my mother with bpd either disappears for the entire day like she always does and/or doesn't go shopping again for the third week in a row, probably just water.
>What's on your mind right now?
there're a ton of games on my backlog that i
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>> No. 42780 [Edit]
>What games are you playing today?
Dark Souls and Bloons TD 6.
>What anime, movies, YouTube channels etcetera are you watching today?
I want to work on Sora no Woto some more. It's the last one on my backlog. Next, I'll try to watch Bocchi. I'm trying to figure out what else I want to watch.
>Have you been listening to any podcasts or music today?
No, but I am going to listen to doujin iyashi voice. Shit puts me right to sleep or eliminates my anxiety and makes me focused. Almost always have it in the background.
>Are you reading any manga or literature?
I started the Illiad, and the introduction is considerably long. I'm also working on some philosophy books. I want to read Into the Wild eventually. I'm on a survival story kick at the moment.
>What're you going to have to eat and drink today?
I wanted to drink some chink tea, but I ended up screwing off instead. I ended up having breaded chicken leftovers. I've got oolong cravings.
>What's on your mind right now?
Not much. Recently, I had an encounter with a normal who shared an extremely niche interest that I have in a real life setting. We spoke briefly, and I remember overhearing him go on about his 3DPD and things like that. The thing that is pressing on my mind is the over-valuing of 3D women. I've observed that many NORPs place their value and self-worth based on women. It's disgusting and nigger-like. Why is it so necessary to have ones' existence validated by a smelly 3DPD? I didn't expect a sort of person to be into that kind of interest to be that type of person. But, I'm also bothered to what extent normalfags seek social approval from their social circles. I guess I lose sight about how people must conform to avoid being rejected and thus avoid loneliness. The concept of loneliness is unfeasible to a normalfag. But, I'm not bothered by it as significantly compared to them because I've spent my life mostly alone. It's hard for me to grasp, at times, when it comes to more subtle things rather than overt things, what others consider "abnorma
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>What games are you playing today?
None! I'm not bored of games but there are other things I want to do for now.

>What anime, movies, YouTube channels etcetera are you watching today?
I'm in the middle of watching The planet of the apes, the original from 1968, it started slow, but it's getting interesting. I took a break and now I'm posting here.

>Have you been listening to any podcasts or music today?
Too many to list here. I've been exploring MIYAVI's music.

>Are you reading any manga or literature?
I'm trying to read Understanding Life: An Introduction to the psychology of Alfred Adler. I read his book ¨What life could mean to you¨ 2~3 years ago but now I'm revisiting his ideas.

>What're you going to have to eat and drink today?
not worth mentioning. I've been drinking lots of water.
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>> No. 42788 [Edit]
>What games are you playing today?
Rewrite+ visual novel
>What anime, movies, YouTube channels etcetera are you watching today?
Watching Toradora. I don't know what to say about it, it's kind of a rollercoaster ride, despite it being as short as it is. At the beginning I really liked it, then it became really dreadful to watch, but now towards the end it's cool again. In particular Ryuuji's mother and Minori were characters I couldn't like and hated every second they had screentime, just because how over the top and completely one-sided they at that, they felt. Later though I learned to appreciate them. I guess watching animu sometimes really is like a family therapy session.
>Have you been listening to any podcasts or music today?
Game and anime OSTs. Perfect Blue's mainly.
>Are you reading any manga or literature?
>What're you going to have to eat and drink today?
A bunch of fennel tea. My food is nothing out of the ordinary.
>What's on your mind right now?
Everything sucks and those things, that don't have a tendency to suck in the future or just randomly disappear. But again, TC exists, long live TC.
>And, in general, how are you feeling?
I can't tell nor describe it, but probably somewhere in a grey area, between "i feel nothing" and "i feel like shit", or somewhere completely different, who knows?.

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33525 No. 33525 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let's talk about every terrible thing Netflix has done. Purely as a service, it's a mediocre, roundabout way of getting access to shows. There's some committee of people deciding what gets hosted and what doesn't, which is almost entirely decided by market demand rather than quality. Good movies get booted to make room for cape shit. You also have to wait a year longer to watch new seasons of shows that already aired, even if the season is being hosted in another country. The monthly rate for streaming has gone up over the years. Streaming as a paid service is also ridiculous because if you're paying money for data, you should have unlimited access to that data.

With that out-of-the-way, the more important issue is with Netflix's goal of controlling the anime industry, at least in the west(for the time being). Buying up streaming rights is one thing, but from a cultural standpoint, they want control too. They make live action adaptations and new dubs with changed translations to control the image of these shows. They get exclusive streaming rights to new shows while they're in production, which means they will definitely get some level of creative control, which inevitably means censorship and ideological injection. This kind of things actually is a slippery slope. People who cheer and get excited when they announce the next show they'll butcher are so naive I can't believe it. I'm dreading their Ghost in Shell reboot.

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>> No. 42752 [Edit]
Netflix being the only one is better than a dozen different streaming services..
>> No. 42785 [Edit]
To be fair, it's almost just seems to be something which pertains to the fact that people in more egalitarian societies would rather compromise on the quality of the show rather than make an actual good show.

For example, the adaptation for Cowboy Bepop where basically they tried to diversify the casts, already straying from the originsl races of the original anime and of course, a literal video posted by the female actor for Faye Valentine basically just saying that the fans were at fault for expecting a good and faithful adaptation to the anime because the original's clothing was too revealing, which literally anybody would have totallly understood, I just genuinely do not understand why she had to play the victim.

People like this shouldn't even be trying to make adaptations. Much less even have creative control over it.
>> No. 42786 [Edit]
>a literal video posted by the female actor for Faye Valentine basically just saying that the fans were at fault for expecting a good and faithful adaptation to the anime because the original's clothing was too revealing
Infuriating. The fans didn't expect anything. They had no expectations of anything new being done with the IP. NETFLIX went out of its way to fuck with it. Nobody asked them to. And the original's design was not "too revealing". It was perfect then and it's perfect now. I'd take Man Faye over this bitch.
>> No. 42787 [Edit]
>too revealing
I think this only proved she didn't understand the character or the material. Unlike the actress, the character isn't ashamed of her body and isn't afraid to use it. She's a resourceful character and that's one of the tools at her disposal.
this is the problem with western women, it's like they're ashamed of what they are and they're all obsessed with trying to be what they're not.

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35526 No. 35526 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Which other imageboards do you go to?
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>> No. 42767 [Edit]
Regarding this I actually found this on the new instance:
>> No. 42768 [Edit]
Aren't admins always weirdos?
>> No. 42769 [Edit]
Not ours!
>> No. 42770 [Edit]
Especially ours!

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36079 No. 36079 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Love them or hate them, what are your thoughts on hololive and vtubers?
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>> No. 42759 [Edit]
They just keep introducing more of them. Some graduate/retire, but there's no fixed time or age limit because VTubers are eternally young.
>> No. 42760 [Edit]
>VTubers are eternally young
No, they aren't >>39535
>> No. 42761 [Edit]
>No, they aren't
They are. Only the voice is reliant on a human, and with the advent of AI voice cloning, even that restriction will be irrelevant in a decade from now.
>> No. 42762 [Edit]
>the game eventually shut down. The 3 years and all the emotional investments I've placed into it amounted to nothing.

Isn't the point the journey, not the destination?
what were you hoping for here? That the game would go on till the end of time? Or that you would have some profound life changing experience after beating some final boss?
unless you're playing some MMO I think three years is a lot of time to get out of a game that I'm guessing you like most people played for free, in comparison to high profile video games that cost $80 and can be beaten in a week. Not only did you get years of enjoyment from it, but an emotional connection you wouldn't get with most of these junk food games meant to be quickly consumed and discarded. Isn't that worth something? Doesn't that amount to something? Do you regret going on a fun vacation because it ended and didn't amount to anything? Or do you charish those memories?

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40621 No. 40621 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm so tired of health issues.
It feels as though if it's not one thing, it's the next. There's always something impacting me healthwise to lower my enjoyment of life.

How do you manage your health? Do you have a diet? Do you stay active?

I'm an insomniac but I also deal with horrible teeth related issues like abscesses and gum disease, I get sick very easily, suffer from heartburn daily, and recently I have a horrible pain in my lower right abdomen.
It's all tiresome.
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>> No. 40795 [Edit]
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Follow up:
I like to use hand grippers. I have a light one and set of 100lb, 150lb, and 200lb. I'm now able to close the 100lb one about 4 times. Will start doing this program so I can progress.
>> No. 41302 [Edit]
Lately my right hand hasn't been able to open and close smoothly. My middle and ring finger sort of "pop" somewhere in between. Wonder if it is an issue with the joint or the muscle.
>> No. 42733 [Edit]
I walk around. I'm lucky that a walkable area is just a short bus ride away.

The White Death
Been going down the rabbithole into this as my gramma died of TB years ago but didn't understand it at the time...
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Wakeup exercise; do the cliche morning jog immeadiately after sleep ends.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 42703 [Edit]
Cool I never had one of those since they were too gimmicky.
>> No. 42745 [Edit]
I decided to try reading the Bible from start to finish. American standard version. This turned out to be a lot more challenging than I expected. At times it's tedious, other times it's very sleep inducing. And overall I've been finding the further I go the more seems to go in one ear and out the other.
I thought it was interesting at first to see just how quickly they shoot past some rather significant content, while also spending a massive amount of time on detailing family trees.
God of the old testament seems pretty nice at first but it doesn't take long before they start doing some questionable things, like the the great flood. The way it's written makes me wonder why even do a flood at all. He clearly wants to spare animal life, so why not spread a plague among humans, or snap a finger and kill everyone unrelated to Noah?
Then there's that exidus story which was all well and good, but once he helps take the slaves out of Egypt, he suddenly decides to lay down a million laws (with a big focus on leprosy) it comes across as an almost unreasonable amount of strict rules they need to now follow, some of which seem bizarre. I was supprised for instance to learn how demanding God is about lamb sacrifices & burnt offerings. I kept wondering where the hell people are even supposed to get all these goats that God wants them to burn for him. He basically makes the lives of the people he pulls out of Egypt into hell, the book makes these people sound like whiny ungrateful complainers that should be more appreciative, they get stuck in the wildness and while facing starvation they regret leaving, and for complaining so much God makes them all die there. Cool story.
It's also interesting that someone who says "thou shall not kill" is perfectly fine with mass murder and genocide. He supports and even encourages people to kill not only their enemies but even those that just happen to be in the way. There's instances where the Israelis are trying to get from A to C but some people are at B and don't want to let them by (for good reason) and so the Israel's murder all the women and children, keeping some as play things, while taking anything of value while they're at it, and God is apparently behind them every step of the way. Not sure if this is a god I'd really want to f
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>> No. 42746 [Edit]
Gnosticism is an interesting twist on christianity, and that perspective seems to resolve a lot of apparent paradoxes in the bible. This more philosophically pessimist viewpoint also moves it a bit closer to the eastern religions.
>> No. 42747 [Edit]
Gnosticism was an attempt at making something coherent out of the bible with retconning, before accepting its insanity at face value was forced upon everyone.

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38707 No. 38707 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's with the deal with eating food alone in the bathroom? Wouldn't the smell ruin the meal?
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>> No. 40845 [Edit]
i would just eat in the classroom if i was gonna eat in the first place. i only started bringing food to school in high school anyways, because i had one day of classes that was long enough for me to get tired. in college i just go out, buy some snacks, and eat on the bench in the corridor
>> No. 41007 [Edit]
In my final year of highschool, the Year 12 (final year) students had access to a microwave in the canteen that the other students weren't allowed to use.

It was unfortunately in an area where all of the popular kids hung out, many of which I went to primary school with. I remember approaching them and asking if I could use the microwave even though they were my equals.
I hadn't spoken to any of them in 3-5 years even though we had all grown up together. Shows how hikki I was at that point, I guess - I was barely going to school once a week.

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>> No. 42743 [Edit]
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Some things never change...

I started a new job a few months ago. My team mates invited me to eat with them when I joined, but old habits die hard. not even a few days in I started looking for places to eat alone, but had very little luck. By my second week I started having lunch in my car. Sometimes I even park close to the food court if I plan on getting lunch there. The food there sucks so I do this only 1-2 times a week. Most of the time I just I drive to some place nearby and have whatever I get in my car. I don't want people to see me eating food alone in my car anyway so leaving for lunch kills two birds with one stone. I also use apps to order food ahead of time. between the driving and acquisition, this leaves me with enough time to watch a half hour show on my phone with my lunch.

Aside from that I do hide in the bathroom a bit to kill time and mess around on my phone, viewing things I wouldn't want coworkers to see me looking at and would give them an excuse to talk to me. or again just to be alone. I can't say I've had much of an issue with smells, but my legs do fall asleep if I've been there too long. They also play modern pop music very loudly which I can't stand sometimes. It's not ideal, but until I find a better alternative it'll have to do.
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well my school was shoebox sized, also if you went to the cafeteria, they never let anyone out unless you had a pass for this and that. They even banned eating in classrooms...yes it was that kind of orwellian thing. Since it was very small and loud, I of course only had the bathroom. As for the smell, I actually don't even remember eating in there. I'm very sure I skipped eating and played my handheld instead. Eventually I asked to be a library assistant, and started eating there which was also very small, I love HS trauma *sobs*
I view it less of a hikki thing and more of a growing out of academic system BS which is always a good thing. Not to say I'm not hikki now. Doing fine outside of the occasional unwanted flashbacks from those times.

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42729 No. 42729 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Thread for offering bounties.

I'm offering 0.00082BTC (currently $50).
My address is bc1qluc5j0hppkpvhrf9g0zgs249f6xc5dfgaj7twk

There's an anime I want found which I previously watched, but can't remember the name of. It's a comedy about a women narrowly escaping life or death situations.

Specific examples being: dislocating her legs in a sauna or something like that, getting stuck in a phone booth while it's hot outside, almost falling off a cliff, holding up a sign for a boxing match(or something like that), but really needing to go to the bathroom.

I think it's from the 90s, cause I'm 99% sure it's cell animation. I'm thinking it may have been an ova, since there weren't that many episodes.

Respond with the name of the anime and your address.
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>> No. 42731 [Edit]
Nope, that's not it. I wouldn't put a bounty up unless I had tried myself, which included asking LLMs.
>> No. 42732 [Edit]
Ah ok. It might be worth including a list of shows you've already excluded from your candidates.
>> No. 42734 [Edit]
Ippatsu Kiki Musume (Japanese: イッパツ危機娘, lit. "Sudden Danger Girl"), also known as Miss Critical Moment.
The kind of hilarity & silliness a low-budget anime can give. Heh.
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Thank you thank you. Was it hard to find? Are you sure you don't want the reward?

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42695 No. 42695 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Today I want to discuss online trends pertaining to Western otaku (or 'weeb') culture that I find disconcerting and bizarre.

Are any people here familiar with the rising trend of people born in the middle 2000s posting anime media and romanticising it in a strange and ‘nostalgic’ way even though they were not part of that era?
I see so many people nowadays posting Subarashiki Hibi and other Japanese media with this artstyle and calling it “animecore” or they’ll post a picture of a random 2000s era generic anime character and call it “webcore” or whatever. Very strange stuff.

I learned recently that Saya no Uta and other 'denpa' visual novels and anime are very popular on TikTok and that there are many younger people (particularly girls) on the website who idolise this type of media and seek to become more like the characters from it. Instead of Narutards from the 2000s glomping each other and over-using emoticons, we have a generation of anime fans who purely appreciate aesthetics and type like, "low key cutting mself 2nite feeling denpa fr".
What annoys me about a lot of this is the way that subcultures are routinely subsumed by the presiding linguistic trends of this era. In the 2000s, you could quickly identify who was a weeaboo and who wasn't based on the way that they type. Nowadays, weebs type like any other young people, their language choices are essentially indiscernible. The lack of sincerity amongst subcultures makes me sad. These people are content to lift a weird aesthetic of an era but make no attempt to bring any of the good things with it, such as the cute and overly sincere way that so many people typed during that era (think things like, “Nyaaa I’m feeling pretty happy this morning ”) so it just comes across as half-arsed and a bit pathetic.

I find it sad that even in the 2000s the general stereotype of an anime fan was a silly, overly excited con-goer or deviantart user. Nowadays the stereotype is of a passive, depressed egirl who watched Death Note and Mirai Nikki once and started calling themselves an ‘oldschool anime’ fan.
Is this just the typical ‘born in le wrong generation’ thing that teenagers go through and I’m simply jaded because now the era that I grew up in is seen as ‘nostalgic’ by people who didn
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>> No. 42723 [Edit]
Clearly. You can still think though and be rational. You can still choose to not be hypersensitive about innocuous drawings with a smartphone in it.
>> No. 42724 [Edit]
It's not faithful to the source material. I also like historical accuracy in stuff that takes place in certain historical time periods. I don't take shit as >>42722 mentioned beautifuly
> many people interact with creative works in a much shallower manner than we used to
>> No. 42725 [Edit]
Remember not to confuse depth with elitism. It's a common mistake.
>> No. 42726 [Edit]
If you saw the stuff I like, you wouldn't write that. I soley critisized soulless fanart, coming from creators who obvioulsy don't appreciate/care about the characters/the source to begin with. Putting flowers on a grave, only to water them with pissing on it, is worse than no flowers at all.

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