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25230 No. 25230 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you purchased any teas or tea related goods lately? Or tried any new teas you liked or disliked?
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>> No. 25254 [Edit]
>>25253
koalas eat leaves and dont dirnk water. are you a koala?
>> No. 25269 [Edit]
>>25251
I've honestly never had milk tea from a shop personally but I really like the powdered stuff. It has a really nice floral kind of taste that I like a lot. It's not too sweet either.
>> No. 25270 [Edit]
>>25269
I kinda want to taste some now.
>> No. 25271 [Edit]
>>25270
You should! You can get them at most Asian grocery stores, or I'm sure you can even order some online.

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24879 No. 24879 hide watch expand 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. 25264 [Edit]
>>25259
I don't remember posting that. But I think I did it.
>> No. 25265 [Edit]
Cirno went 5-0 against Evil Donald! ⑨ has proved herself to be the strongest and I'm proud of that.
>> No. 25266 [Edit]
I sorted through my laundry today.

I had a big pile of laundry. I only wore the top part and would just wash it then throw it back on. Stuff at the bottom had been sitting there for years. I had some clothes from almost almost a decade ago at the bottom.

Next I need get rid of the tote of clothes from last time I did this and get rid of the shit I don't ever wear in my closet.

Not quite hoarder level of bad, but it was getting there.
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Won this little gal on a UFO catcher machine today

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25255 No. 25255 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Would you join the Tohno-chan army? We can go on a jihad against the normies and crush the infidels.
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>> No. 25260 [Edit]
Why in the fuck would I want to participate in stupid shit like "jihads". I don't follow stupid people who believe in shitty sky faeries that somehow enable them to believe that killing anybody of a differing belief is for some retarded reason correct.

If I were a god, I'd destroy the believers first, then destroy everything else and force the survivors to behave or I'd destroy EVERYTHING so that the scum no longer exist. I don't care if this is too extreme, it's be just or be dead with me. I'll be the evil that ends up slain by the shounen protagonist, but I'll still fix the world, even if only for a while.
>> No. 25263 [Edit]
I'm not big on conflict. Maybe I'd volunteer as a nurse in the military hospital.
>> No. 25268 [Edit]
No, that would put me on the same level as Ford Drivers.
>> No. 25272 [Edit]
I'll join the Tohno-chan reservists who lounge around, ever paranoid, waiting for the Ford driver offensive that never comes.

You'll all see one day. Just you wait. You'll be sorry you didn't prepare.

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11220 No. 11220 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
They say you learn something new every day. Let's see if that statement is true!

ITT post something new you learned today. Trivia knowledge is more than welcome.
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>> No. 25022 [Edit]
>>25020
Wow, I've always had this and was always received with confusion when I explained it to people and asked them if they also had it. Good to know it's a natural thing.
>> No. 25023 [Edit]
>>25020
>>25022
It's very relieving to know this. Here I was thinking my nose was just always stuffy.
>> No. 25024 [Edit]
>>25020
I heard it's so you can smell better, for some scents the air has to go through the passsage slowly and for others it has to go more quickly.
>> No. 25262 [Edit]
They're releasing new 10 euro notes now.

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13929 No. 13929 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Anyone else here who doesn't know how to shave well? I always end up making small cuts and leaving some stubble.
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>> No. 24022 [Edit]
>>24019
I had plucked half of it and had to shave. But yeah, used to be just like >>24021 described.
>> No. 24979 [Edit]
I find shaving awkward too, I only shave properly if required for a family obligation. Otherwise I just let my beard grow, and cut it with hair-clippers every few months when it looks too wild.
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>>24979
>wairudo
>> No. 25236 [Edit]
I just have an electric razor, sometimes I oversee a bit of stubble but I never cut myself.

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7629 No. 7629 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I know we're a lazy bunch and we don't go out that much but I'd still like to propose you a photography thread as it can be funny like I'm imagining it.

It's simple. Use any device that let's you take photos and report back with something interesting you found. It can be anything. Outside your window, in your room, in your backyard, in your garage or house. It doesn't have to be any kind of professional stuff, although that's okay of course.

Please limit photos to a maximum resolution of 2560x1920 or something around that area for everyone's viewing pleasure. The photos have to be new and not something you took last year. がんばって!
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He/she/whatever had a beautiful pattern on the inside of the wings, but it was really hard to photograph. That and she was gone when I was back from formatting my camera's disc.

A bit to the left: a big spider's web. She almost threw herself there fleeing from the camera's flash.
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Lewd!
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>>25221
Case in point.

It's really hard to shoot this one due to where her web is placed. Really hard to get in good position, even harder to get the natural illumination to work for you and nighly impossible to keep the flash from doing a mess with the reflections on her body.
Nevertheless, I'm quite happy she's there. Not only she's apparently from the same species as my deceased one(related?), her web is right above where I buried her.
>> No. 25227 [Edit]
>>25220
>>25221
Mmhh...

I don't know.

Probably a Hypna clytemnestra and some Consul sp., but I can't really tell for sure. Some Charaxinae, in any case.

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16448 No. 16448 hide watch expand 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. 24624 [Edit]
Today, I think I had a revelation.
I think normals like talking to each other because they do things that give them a sense of accomplishment. And thus, they have things to talk about.

I don't like talking to people because I have no accomplishments and therefore nothing to say, and so talking to people uses up time I could be using to try and do something that makes me feel like I'm a sack of shit. However, because I am a sack of shit, it takes me an inordinate amount of time to do something and inevitably fail. And then I have nothing to talk about with people because I can't do anything.

Another day waiting to die...
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>>24624
I don't really think "It's all boasting about your various achievements." is a very encompassing view of why people would talk to each other. Probably a kernel of truth to it though; when I last met some of my old acquaintances from school times they mostly discussed some real esoteric tech research one of them was doing for some fancy university title thesis and various get-rich-quick schemes.
But eventually things did turn to the dreaded "So what have you been up to?" which deflected things to a pleasant conversation on the latest news in Chinese cartoons, physics, and hot 2hu tips after some slightly shocking concern over me "not doing anything with my life." (Were they always the kind of people to worry about stuff like that?)

So I guess my latest singular sample of anecdotal non-evidence on social interactions in "normal people" partly does confirm that having to prove something about your undeniably high societal status and wealth might well be a very common part of the formula, but also that reasonable and potentially enlightening discussion about things and not people is likely at least somewhat commonly had.

Everyone agreed we should meet up again. Haven't seen or heard anything of anyone in well over a year once again.
Maybe next summer will be one of those. Or the one after. Or maybe not.

Hard to keep track of how many it's been lately. Maybe that was actually this year for all I know.
...
How old am I really?
Don't think about it. Just go play one of them video games or something.
>> No. 25224 [Edit]
I can't stay interested in things.
Inevitably, after a few days of doing something, I get existential about it and wonder why I'm even doing it and I lose interest. If I look up discussion about something online, this happens immediately. I think looking up stuff online ruins my interest mostly because I see all the other related things people recommend and I get overwhelmed by how arbitrary my choice of activity is.

I downloaded Touhou 13 yesterday and this already happened.
>> No. 25225 [Edit]
>>25224
Man, tell me about it...

I can't even remember the last time I finished a game / book / anime. I just lose interest way too fast these days. Everything's just so pointless.

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25212 No. 25212 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Today's lucky item............................................................................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................cracked safe.
>> No. 25229 [Edit]
Why do I never have any of the lucky items?

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25195 No. 25195 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For those that have already done so or are in the process of doing so, what program would you recommend for learning Japanese? I've had a good chunk of free time lately and it's high time I thought about learning it for the sake of convenience.
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>> No. 25201 [Edit]
KanjiTomo and Translator Aggregator + AGTH are quite useful for games and ebooks and most everything that you can't use rikaichan on.

Tae Kim has two japanese guides. Even though the Complete Guide is way far from completion, I find it easier to pick up by a complete beginner than the Grammar Guide(which is what >>25196 suggested). But if you start with the Complete Guide do read the Grammar Guide after it.

This http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/index.html is a good resource for getting easy, short newspieces to improve your reading.

Maybe that's just me but I'd also recommend learning how to write the kana and at least a few hundred kanji. You may drop it later but I find knowing how to write pretty much every kanji that may be thrown at you helps distinguishing troublesome kanji that look a like easier.

Finally, there are some learning packs on tpb and public trackers with plenty of stuff. I find most textbooks a bore and a waste of time, but the readers are pretty interesting if you're into folk tales and "classical"(as in non-LNs) literature.
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>>25200
You don't need a program to learn the kana.
http://www.realkana.com/hiragana/
Go to that website and just write all the hiragana and katakana down, it's tedious at first but it will pay off. Learn the Hiragana first, it's more important than the katakana.
like >>25201 said I think you should know how to write them down from the top of your head. Just grab a piece of paper and start writing them down (a lot).
Here you can see a picture of my Notebook I use for Anki every day. I write down the kanji when I get a new word and the pronounciation next to it. I do it because it helps me remember the words when I have a lot to learn at once.

You HAVE to know the kana before you can start with anki.

If you need help with the pronounciation you could watch this video for weebs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1Pft0JCak
It's especially helpful if you're american because the guy in the video has an american accent and he explains how to place your tongue in your mouth and how the japanese have no L and R and stuff like that.
I wouldn't recommend any of his other videos though. The pace at which he's going at is really slow.
>> No. 25209 [Edit]
Just dropped by to say I learned Moon Runes using kanjidamage. This would be a 'guaranteed replies' post anywhere else on the net I'm sure.

I hear Heisig is a great method, google something like 'remembering the kanji torrent' if you're interested.

Oh, and I found the book 'Japanese the Manga Way' to be way way better than Tae Kim's guides. The premise sounds silly but don't misjudge it based on that; it's a damn good book in my opinion.
>> No. 25210 [Edit]
>>25209
I also read japanese the manga way and it's good.

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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).

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>> No. 25188 [Edit]
This one is totally hilarious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0ojXo6nCEk

Great channel overall.
>> No. 25190 [Edit]
>>25188
Yeah, some guy laughing at our expense. Hundreds of zero-effort trash videos on his channel too. Totally hilarious.
>> No. 25191 [Edit]
>>25188
That video is making fun of us.
>> No. 25192 [Edit]
>>25191
Sort of like the rest of society eh?

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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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Nihontou are great.
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>> No. 25237 [Edit]
>>25025
I think her boobs are uncanny valley because they are so perfectly round. It looks kinda like they are floating.

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