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29143 No. 29143 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's yours?
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>> No. 29152 [Edit]
Apathy and laziness.
>> No. 29181 [Edit]
Does being too forgiving at times count?
>> No. 29182 [Edit]
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Alcohol is mine. You'd think having a commonly shared vice would make it easier to deal with it, but that isn't the case. The fact that AA meetings exist somewhere in my proximity doesn't aid me a bit since I have no intention of visiting one.
I consider it a bad to normal day when I drink, a good day when I stay sober, and a better day when I have some DXM to manipulate my physis with. On my best days I abstain from all vices not through willpower but mere chance, or bio-/neurological roulette. These commonly feel like walking through cotton wool, similarly to how morphine inebriation is frequently described.
Calm, - not self-confident, but unbothered - clear of mind. Unirritable.
Life should always feel like that.
>> No. 29263 [Edit]
Mine's alcohol, tobacco, and ketamine when I have it. On days when don't drink or k hole I get so horny I just masturbate all day until it's painful. This is my first sober day in over a month and already gone 6 times in five hours.

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27208 No. 27208 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The old one has been on autosage for a long ass time, guys. Make a new one already. Old thread: >>24879
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>> No. 29257 [Edit]
Reporting in again. The job itself isn't awful, but the schedule is shit because it's still technically retail. Last week I worked four 10-hour shifts, and this week will be the same. My days off are scattered about as well, only by some miracle I was off Saturday and today, but I work next Saturday. If I continue to have shit schedules/days off I'm going to ask to be reduced from 40 hours a week to 30 hours. If that doesn't work, I'm going to quit.

Jobs suck.
>> No. 29260 [Edit]
I deleted a ton of my backlog on sites like MAL and Goodreads.

Feels a lot more managable having ~150 in queue on each. Most of the ones I deleted I'll never watch or read anyways.

It's probably bullshit but I think it'll get me to actually read more.
>> No. 29261 [Edit]
I never had the problem of having backlogs of games, anime or manga, but I do have the problem of bookmarking pages. Deleting a vast amount of bookmarked shit that I wasn't ever going to go back to anyway always feels like an almost physical relief, and it does get me to read the ones that actually interested me in the first place.
>> No. 29262 [Edit]
Sounds tough. I hope things get better for you.

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29082 No. 29082 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
post your captcha
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>> No. 29214 [Edit]
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so what you you all like better, this thread or no captcha?
>> No. 29239 [Edit]
Tough call.
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Apparently the /h/ board still has a captcha.
guess my tripcope
>> No. 29259 [Edit]
That board had the most trouble with spam, so figured it'd be good to leave it there at least.

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29255 No. 29255 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's the strangest thing you've ever found in your home that you have no explanation for?
>> No. 29256 [Edit]
I found a pornographic dvd in one of my PS2s that I didn't use anymore, I think it might have been left there by someone who broke into our home a couple months before I discovered it.

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29240 No. 29240 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on the common portrayal in Japanese media of life essentially being limited to one's time in school?
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>> No. 29249 [Edit]
It's more apparent than Western television but I somehow doubt you've seen a lot of Japanese media.
>> No. 29250 [Edit]
I'm denying that you have a vast knowledge on all things japanese media related.
>> No. 29253 [Edit]
If Japanese artists were that lazy, manga and anime would look a lot different than they do now.
>> No. 29254 [Edit]
It's just an easy and barely noticeable way cutting corners for practicality sake, anime/manga is full of them. It doesn't really mean they're lazy, it just means they're using their time and resources more efficiently and in creative ways. It's like animating only a characters mount when they talk rather than their whole face, panning over still frames for the illusion of animation, having background characters who are poorly drawn and don't move, putting the most care into a characters head area rather than the rest of their body which is where most people focus on then putting all the detail in the eyes for the same reason, and of course this also includes using school uniforms so you don't have to design and draw dozens of different outfits instead of variations of the same uniform.

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24146 No. 24146 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Whats the oldest thing you remember from 4chan? (assuming most of us originally browsed that site) hopefully we can talk about 4chan without the thread going bad

For me I think it was either over 9000 spam or a hoax to put nuclear dirty bombs in football stadiums by some guy named Jake Brahm which led to the saying 'you don't mess with football'.

Man those were simpler times. Things were fresh, new and funny. Funnily enough, there were few 2D purists back then and most otaku were interested in 3D.
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>> No. 28573 [Edit]
I preferred it in the early 80s. Things really went to shit around the time the Soviet Union started to collapse and all the newfags flooded in.
>> No. 29231 [Edit]
I remember getting the 4chan frontpage when googling certain images and being mad that I couldn't find them when trying to browse the site, which was difficult to use for me at the time.

I think it was probably around 2005-2006 that I became a regular. I remember this because it was around that time that I got into anime more seriously and stuck around for Eureka 7 threads.

The whole site was basically an extension of /b/ with different topics though. Barely any coherent discussion taking place anywhere
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>> No. 29252 [Edit]
I really liked /jp/ back in 2011.

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29232 No. 29232 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is human nature constant or is it molded by culture? Can human nature be completely changed by culture or society?
>> No. 29234 [Edit]
>Can human nature be completely changed by culture or society?

>> No. 29236 [Edit]
>Can human nature be completely changed by culture or society?
>> No. 29242 [Edit]
>Can human nature be completely changed by culture or society?
>> No. 29251 [Edit]
Who cares.

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29216 No. 29216 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Like the title asks, what kind of clothes do you like to wear either indoors or outdoors?

I like wearing my black zip-up hoodie a lot, I've had it for years now and I feel a bit attached to it. It's worn now, it can't even zip anymore but I still wear it often because it has sentimental value to me. Another thing I like to wear is aprons, not really sure why.

What about you TC? What do you like to wear and why?

Please don't hate me.
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>> No. 29228 [Edit]
Baggy, comfortable, boring, non-descript clothing. Most of my shirts don't even have images, logos, or text on them. The last thing I want to do is draw attention to myself. Pretty much exactly what >>29220 said, except I vastly prefer wearing shorts to jeans.
>> No. 29229 [Edit]
>Please don't hate me.

kinda hard when you're posting /fa/ threads on /tc/
>> No. 29230 [Edit]
What's wrong with fashion?
>> No. 29235 [Edit]
I'm a NEET so I basically wear pajamas 24/7. I brely go out at all but when I do I wear jeans + t-shirts. Recently I've started feeling uncomfortable wearing those somehow, just feels like I'm too old for them.

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29200 No. 29200 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I actually have a couple bags of sand, if anyone wants to know what they feel like. I went to the beach & brought home some sand (i like to keep it around just in case any of my potted plants get fungus gnats) and i realized I could make bags of sand pretty easily so I did. I image this is what anime girl's tits feel like, yes?
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So what you're saying is that I should get a life size inflatable doll of my waifu and fill it with warm water and hug her? piwaxt
>> No. 29209 [Edit]
Yeah pretty much. Although I imagine it'd be very heavy. water wouldn't stay warm for long also. Probably best to stick with air.
>> No. 29210 [Edit]
Cake batter in a balloon.
>> No. 29227 [Edit]
OP here, I just thought I should mention that these bags of sand feel particularly unerotic

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29221 No. 29221 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I stop fapping so much?
I spend too much time sitting in front of the monitor and then it just happens
I don't think this is healthy, I need to stop
>> No. 29222 [Edit]
By exercising the willpower not to touch your penis. Get up and make a cup of tea when the urge arises and make sure to drink it standing in the kitchen instead of bringing it back to your computer desk. You can read a book in the meantime, too. Or maybe go for a walk. The main thing is that you stand up and get away from your computer for a bit.
>> No. 29223 [Edit]
It shouldn't be unhealthy, as long as it doesn't hurt.
>> No. 29224 [Edit]
The only thing bad that will happen from constant masturbation is you will become very unsensitized. If you already are then the solution is to simply masturbate less(as little as you can) and switch to onaholes only. A real vagina works too.
>> No. 29225 [Edit]
>How do I stop fapping so much?

quantify yourself
i bet you're below average on this site
anyway masturbation is good for you. does it feel good? yes, so do it as often as possible.
if you answered no then you're doing it wrong.

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29120 No. 29120 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I become an Otaku? I've liked anime and manga forever but "otaku" stuff has eluded me forever. I've been aware of these things but I've always associated them with a layer of the internet where everyone is aware of what's going on except for me.

I have no idea where to go to learn about otaku stuff except imageboards, because everything is always in japanese. Anime is easy and I've always watched it, but I've never pierced (successfully) past that layer where I could just go and download an anime after reading about it on wikipedia or MAL.

"Franchises" in particular, things that aren't actually based off an anime (the other way around often) are very difficult for me to "get". Stuff like Touhou or Idolm@ster and stuff like that.

Every time I see someone post something "otaku" that isn't anime and instantly recognizable I feel like I'm missing out on something everyone else "gets".

So where do I go? Niconico or something? Everytime I see a post about J-Pop or something like that everyone seems to know what every group is and every member's name etc. If I try getting into something like that often enough I'm just presented with a PV with the artist's name and song title in block letters and everything else in nip scribble.

It's a world of figurines and body pillows and light novels and stuff, MMD's and MADs and all sorts of music and I feel like, for someone who has been browsing imageboards as long as I have, to be missing out and not being "in".

I don't know about or have ever associated with otaku stuff outside of imageboards but everytime I see an otaku person or someone posts a picture of a touhou or something I'm left completely lost as to why every otaku seems to know everything there is to know about otaku stuff but I'm left completely lost as to how they learned these things and got into them.
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>> No. 29151 [Edit]
Too late buddy. I'm already a "otaku" in the legitimate sense i.e. social anxiety, never go outside, everything thinks I'm a drug addict/potential shooter, never even held hands with a girl, browse wizardchan etc etc

This is just the icing on the cake, don't get me wrong. I've already learned half the hiragana since I started on Monday, only practicing during my breaks at work, or when I go to take a piss I'll take 5 minutes to practice etc. I work 10 hours a day Monday-Saturday so I'll get a big chunk done on Sunday and be finished sometime next week. After that comes katakana and that shouldn't be hard because a bunch look the same.

This isn't nearly as hard as people make it out to be. Sa is the smiley face with 1 slash, Ki is the smiley face with 2 slashes, Ku is just a greater than sign, Su has a loop-de-loop

Once I can speak glorious nihongo then I'll really be able to swing my dick around these normies
>> No. 29154 [Edit]
You aren't an "otaku" at all because none of those things make you an otaku. In reality, you're the only normalfag here because of your desperation to prove that you're not like them and your desperation in having something that makes you different.
Of course you browse Retardchan. You know what you are? You're a failed normalfag. You bring up that you've "never held hands with a girl" and such. You don't belong here at all. Fuck off and go back there.
>> No. 29178 [Edit]
The most important step in being an otaku is learning how to be alone & be yourself.
>> No. 29215 [Edit]
"Otaku" isn't really something you try to become, it's more of a murky swamp that you just sort of gradually sink into if you have the right type of personality. Before you know it you realize that you're in so deep you might as well get comfortable. Anyway I think I roughly understand what you're trying to ask so here is my personal experience:

Around 2003 or so I kind of got hooked watching the anime that Cartoon Network would run at night (Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, etc), and got interested enough in a couple of shows to start collecting them on DVD. When I started college the following year I saw a flier for a school anime club so I started going to that. Most of the people there knew a lot more about anime than I did and had been into it longer so I felt kind of out of place. However I got to be friends with some of the people in the club and I just kind of got sucked further and further into that world. In addition to the club we started going to conventions and the like, and we would frequently hang out and watch each others DVDs. I learned about 4chan from one of those guys too, and that was really the point of no return for me. Before I got into this stuff I was basically just a somewhat awkward and socially beta but still relatively normal male; I now live in a world of plastic figurines and erotic visual novels. My only close friends are the anime club friends I met in college.

Anyway, being otaku is basically like having any other interest that you're very deeply into, like being into a music genre or something. If you want to get into it just start looking into titles that sound interesting to you, learn all you can again, and go from there. One of two things will happen: either you'll find out it was just a phase, or you'll become one of us.

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