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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.

"Start"
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>> No. 35114 [Edit]
air
>> No. 35115 [Edit]
tohno-chan
>> No. 35116 [Edit]
nigger
>> No. 35117 [Edit]
you

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35087 No. 35087 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How come there aren't any imageboards dedicated to American cartoons?
Not niche or obscure enough? Are American cartoons too popular with "the normies" to be enjoyable?
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>> No. 35108 [Edit]
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>>35107
They hired horrible amateur artists, or worse, graphic designers, to replace the art by talented Japanese artists because it's not profitable enough, and have terrible box layouts on top of it. Awful stuff overall.
>> No. 35109 [Edit]
>>35105
I think those that develop Western kids' cartoons think little of their target audience--if not belittle them. Yes, they're children, but most kids aren't retards. Give them more than poop jokes; draw and animate better; at least try to write fun but decent story; they'll probably like it. And then, when these kids grow up, maybe they won't have Stockholm syndrome for poorly made cartoons. Hell, they might want to get into animation themselves!
Or maybe I'm more out-of-touch than I realize.
>> No. 35110 [Edit]
>>35109
No, I agree. The big difference is that children's anime doesn't treat kids and their perspectives as lesser or talk down to them.
>> No. 35111 [Edit]
>>35099
>>35100
>>35103
>>35102
>>35108
>>35107
Now I see what you meant.

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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. 35078 [Edit]
>>35077
This reminded me of the guy who has the Guinness World Record for having the most Guinness World Records.
https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/hall-of-fame/ashrita-furman
Apparently he holds more than 200 world records, and has previously broken over 600.
>> No. 35083 [Edit]
>>35077
That's a fairly small distance. It's good that he has a routine though.
>> No. 35084 [Edit]
>>35078
Very interesting, anon. Also very weird how his mentor was a fat-ish old man and lifted such heavy weights.
>> No. 35085 [Edit]
>>35084
The best body for lifting heavy things is stocky. Large gut and massive, muscular arms. The typical bodybuilder thing isn't actually that functional and mostly for show.

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33905 No. 33905 hide watch expand 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!

Old one reached bumb limit I think.
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>> No. 35080 [Edit]
>>35079
Isn't Rust supposed to be a c++ replacement or something? What's wrong with it and why are some people zealots about it?
>> No. 35081 [Edit]
>>35080
Not him, but they used to take every opportunity to advertise rust, so much so that the term "rust evangelism strike force" was coined. "Rewrite it in rust" became a trope and was flippantly suggested at every opportunity, even when the project in question was legacy code that couldn't be clean-slate written without sinking massive time and effort. I admittedly have not used rust myself, but I've done plenty of c++, and modern c++ (c++11 and above) has been fine safety wise; it's relatively hard to shoot-yourself in the foot. Rust is presumably nicer in that it can enable better compile-time guarantees but to me at least it doesn't have a killer niche that makes it that it significantly more attractive to justify the migration.

I haven't really seen rust being mentioned that much lately though; or maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.
>> No. 35082 [Edit]
>>35081
It's different nowadays. Now when the topic of memory safety, or any kind of safety, is brought up, the "rustacean" priests show up to not only imply but boldly state that Rust is the only viable language that's safe. If you suggest using other ones, even managed languages, then you are the cancer of the software world. Further, any kind of shortcomings of Rust are actually minor: there's no excuse to not use Rust. (But remember, this is unique to this PL.)
I've tried Rust a bit; it was fine and the memory model intriguing, but the adulation and elxaltation of it is fucking annoying.
>> No. 35118 [Edit]
>>34969
And now we're up to GPT-3
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2005.14165.pdf
Look at these autogenerated poems

Nobody will come to this place. It is a road that leads nowhere.
The solitude is deep. The mountains are high.
But they are desolate, and they turn the traveler's face
Towards the North. All the sounds of the world are far away.
When the wind rises above the trees
The boughs bow to the ground.
Even the birds that inhabit the tangle of weeds
That is the roadside cover, are silent. One listens,
But hears no roar of the forest. One is alone.
One will be taken.
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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I started learning Japanese, well I already did, but took a couple of months off and am now getting back into it. Same story you've heard a million times, whatever. I made the "mistake" of learning all N5 words outside of context because I thought that would be more efficient and I didn't feel like doing worksheets. On one hand, I'm still familiar with all that vocab, on the other hand, learning it in tandem with grammar would have been better. Anyway, I'm not interested in speaking. My goal is fluent literacy. I wanna read something like Saya no Uta smoothly and with crystal clear understanding, really enjoy myself. How difficult would that be? I'm willing to shoot myself in the foot in another area of the language to expedite this specific goal.

I've learned a bit more about the "Japanese Learning Community" and came across AJATT. I find it to be weird and kind of culty. Look at this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLBf7l5G-g&feature=youtu.be

It's so bizarre to me. These guys are completely obsessed with perfectly replicating a "native speaker". Use all the right pitch accents and all the right expressions without ever deviating so no one can tell the difference. I started comparing this approach with how English is spoken. Different people say words differently. Some people talk in a sing-song sort of way, others like they're always asking a question. Maybe it sounds dumb or annoying, but I'd never say they're speaking English incorrectly. Every person probably has their own quirks and I like making up my own expressions and getting a little creative. Is Japanese really so uniform between every person(with the same dialect)? What about people with accents? Not only are accents acceptable in English, they're desirable in some cases. My parents have an accent, yet i'd still say their english is perfect.


Imagine if I made a video responding to a German guy trying to speak English in the "perfect way" with no accent or anything "nonnative", and I paused every few seconds to point out some slight inaccuracy in how a word is spoken. How weird would that be? You'd think that German guy is misguided and w
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>> No. 34940 [Edit]
What's been really annoying me for the longest time is 月, or rather many of the words that use it. I keep getting gatsu and getsu mixed and getting the word wrong and this has been going for a while now... I feel so stupid.
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>>34940
Gatsu getsu no difference.
Just don't call madotsuki madogatsu and you're fine.
t. 窓月
>> No. 35075 [Edit]
>>35074
There's definetly cases where がつ is preferred over げつ and vice versa, like 6月(ろくがつ) and 月曜日(げつようび). Also, Madotsuki's name is 窓付き, not 窓月.
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35076
>>35075
new years eve is お正月 - おしょうがつ - oh shyo ga tsu. the biggest pain in the ass for me is the vowel extension う. If you forget one, the ime wont know what you want.

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34992 No. 34992 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about reviews as a form of entertainment, and more broadly, mixing information with entertainment? What started out as a way for people to know if a product was worth buying or not has branched out into different genres of people stating and explaining their opinions on things which people consume not for their functional value, but for their own sake and because of cult of personality. There's no hard line between review, essay and opinion piece anymore. Siskel and Ebert might be an early example of this shift, were people tuned in more for their personality dynamic than to find out if they should watch a movie or not, but they were still called reviews. Redlettermedia pioneered the internet, video form of this, and now everybody in that circle uses variations of their format and jokes. Then there's stuff like that guy with the glasses, people who made things barely resembling a review, but called themselves critics. In written form, anime blogs were doing the same kind of thing. People eat it up.
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>> No. 35004 [Edit]
>>34999
Youtubers suck.
>> No. 35053 [Edit]
I like hearing people talk about things they are very passionate about, that all i need from a review. I tend to like more personal blogs, i particularly enjoy the written form and don't care much for videos honestly, than professional reviewers.
>> No. 35072 [Edit]
A review in video format is a total waste of time and I see no reason to ever watch one. George Orwell, now known as a famous novelist was in his own time considered the greatest book reviewer alive. Just as he retired he wrote an essay titled "Confessions of a Book Reviewer" where he explained how and why he didn't even bother reading a lot of the stuff he reviewed. I highly recommend that essay and it is freely available online. It's a simple fact that if someone is financially dependent on writing reviews and pushing out content constantly they are going to end up writing some trash no matter how good they are. I think this is the crux of the problem.
>> No. 35073 [Edit]
>>35072
What if they do it for free?

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34989 No. 34989 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A new LoveLive group has just been unveiled!

http://lovelive-anime.jp/newproject/

Not sure if this would be /an/ /vg/ or /mp3/, sooo whatever!
>> No. 34990 [Edit]
So this one is going to turn into an anime after Nijigasaki?
There was some news of a recruiting some time ago, now that you mention it.
>> No. 35052 [Edit]
I can't say I'm loving this. The characters seem very generic.

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34328 No. 34328 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
ITT: experts offer timely advice on how to enjoy being trapped in your own home
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>> No. 35044 [Edit]
Assuming it's just two people posting, you're both incredibly immature.
>> No. 35046 [Edit]
>>35044
This.
>> No. 35048 [Edit]
>>35044
>>35046

At least i have a point the other anon doesn't he is just being a stupid edgelord.
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That's enough.

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32990 No. 32990 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you feel about english songs in anime sountracks? What about songs actually made by western musicians? Stand Alone Complex has a lot of them and some are better than others. Berserk's bad op is another example. Made in Abyss's entire sound track was done by an australian team and I think they did a very good job, with the exception of two atrocious tracks featuring pop singers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eck3qf4FDf4
I generally dislike anything that reminds me too much of what plays on the radio. I'll never understand the "cool factor" english has for people that don't speak it natively.
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>>32990
>What about songs actually made by western musicians?
Eurobeat is nice and iconic and does really fit the show, however you feel about Initial D. I enjoy it. Most Eurobeat is made by Italians, hence the name even though Initial D made it famous.
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LAIN OP ~ Duvet by BOA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp5kUmni5Dk

>>33034
99 Luftballoons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TliE9rTrzXg
>> No. 35017 [Edit]
I don't really care what language a song is, to me lyrics are just a different form of instrument and their meaning is only tertiary to how they sound in their song. If they are a good "instrument" then it's fine by me.
>> No. 35018 [Edit]
>>35017
I like this interpretation. Baroque music used the human voice like any other instrument, demanding vocal techniques you wouldn't see as much later one.
Vivaldi: Agitata da due venti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNA0J2bJg3k

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29425 No. 29425 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever had this happen to you?
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>> No. 34886 [Edit]
Bluetooth headphones, man.
>> No. 34980 [Edit]
Just getting up and walking away as if the corded device placed on your head isn't there? No.

>>34886
do you even amplify
>> No. 34984 [Edit]
No, I don't use headphones.
>> No. 34985 [Edit]
>>34984
Try it. Embrace reducing the world into an auralscape delimited by two drivers ramming sound into your skull.

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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. 34963 [Edit]
>>34962
I don't think they care if you respond or not.
>> No. 34964 [Edit]
>>34962
I don't think there's any legal holes in something as common as the Miranda Rights. As long as they've told them before questioning nobody would probably give a shit.
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34975
Not exactly pondering. I just hope we get there soon.
>> No. 34976 [Edit]
>>34873
I'd like to think the world would be a much more peaceful place if nothing else.

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