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36944 No. 36944 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's winter time. It's that time. Short days, snow, cold, dry air, holidays, the stilling of life and expansion of nothingness. How does it make you feel?
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Winter solstice has past. Every daytime will be longer than the last now.
>> No. 38685 [Edit]
I can't believe it's winter right now. It's so fucking hot I can't even wear a shirt anymore. Absolute sweltering heat. I've been thinking about shaving my whole body and seeing if this makes it more comfortable.
I honestly miss winter, and I never considered myself someone who's like winter. Maybe I am now? I mean, it's not as if it snowed here or anything.
>> No. 38686 [Edit]
Where I am it's at a comfortable 73f. Breezy too.

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There's a bit of light of coming through my window and shining on my desk. There's lots of trees in front of my window and it's windy today, so on my desk I can see the shadow of leaves rustling like a frantic dance or the shimmering of waves. It's beautiful.

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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. 38729 [Edit]
>Imagine how shitty it would be to be [Ethnicity], but born in America. You could have been living in your homeland where your ancestors were for thousands of years and the vast majority of people are like you, but instead you had to grow up in the opposite of that. Borderline child abuse I think.
Excluding Africans and maybe Chinese, every single group who emigrated to the Americas would be better off living in their homelands.
>Japanese immigrants used to integrate quite fast
>But the ones that have it very hard are the nikkei, descendants of japanese immigrants from Brazil, Peru and others who return to Japan and can't integrate for shit, so it shows how the culture is mostly lost after one generation. It's interesting to think there was a time not that long ago when the japanese immigrated massively to south america, my mother used to see many of them in the 40's and 50's in Argentina.
I don't know nor do I have much personal experience dealing with nikkei around here, where I live it's very rare to see Asian people at all, I think I only saw around 4 japanese blooded humans in my life,. The nikkei are all concentrated in the State of SP, and nearby regions, as you distance yourself from there their numbers dwindle. I also don't think that there's anything actually japanese about these people. But from what I heard the Japanese initally did not integrate at all. They read newspapers in japanese only and did not speak portuguese. They mostly lived in a neighboorhood called "Liberdade"(means freedom in portuguese). This place is stylized after the japanese streets so it's like "Japantown". Brazil is actually the place with the highest amount of japanese people living in it outside Japan. I remember going to that place as a kid to buy manga and them returning to the same store years later and the manga stand was EXACTLY like I saw last time, there were the EXA
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>> No. 38730 [Edit]
They all married locals, have stable jobs, fishing buddies and all that happy shit. At least one is actually really well off financially (judging by the fact he owns something as useless as a fishing boat). Most are in Kumamoto and have lived there for over 20 years.
>> No. 38731 [Edit]
I don't think I'd consider being well off financially as sign of being well integrated in the culture/society, or even having a stable job. You can have those and even a local partner that likes exotic fruits and still stand out like a sore thumb while dealing with casual discrimination. But hey, good on them if they're happy and making it work.
>> No. 38736 [Edit]
You wouldn't but Japan certainly does consider those things to be enough. They are granted Japanese citizenship after all.

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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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My high school used to lock the cafeteria doors during lunch hours, so you weren't allowed to leave until the period was over, and you were typically assigned a table to sit at.
Eating in a toilet stall, dirty as it may be, would have been an absolute blessing.
I remember the few times I've tried that but got dragged out forcibly by teachers. Like they just wanted to see you suffer on purpose.

I envy you anons who had longer breaks and were able to go home or at the very least have a courtyard. They seem like nice schools.
>> No. 38723 [Edit]
Are you from the bible belt?
>> No. 38734 [Edit]
Bathrooms are too dirty to eat there but you could wait there until the break is over. The only toilet rooms worth visiting to wait in them were naturally the lesser-frequented ones, so it can't be the toilet near the schoolyard where all students are supposed to be during the break. Waiting, and maybe eating, at the roof is impossible so that makes the highest stairway in the building a perfect place to be left alone. But eating isn't worth under pressure, I would think and skip food until stuffing myself at dinner. But if there's such a psychological complex that a person can't eat around other persons, it can be extended to public places in general, no matter if it's a school toilet or a mall in which eating becomes uncomfortable.
>> No. 38735 [Edit]
>But if there's such a psychological complex that a person can't eat around other persons
It's way worse in school because you're all there at the same time, you all kind of know each other, and most people have a usual sitting area they feel entitled to.

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36646 No. 36646 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Thread for otaku related news.
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A large chunk of the internet went offline, because some random user changed his settings.
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Matsudo police department's public relations video was removed after receiving backlash from Japan's feminist group for featuring a character that was deemed too sexual for wearing serafuku with skirts that are too short and exposed midriffs.
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Most of, if not all of the replies seem to be from people bewildered or mistakenly attributing it to traditionalists.

Seems to me like the first stage of this cancer. At the US's stage, this sort of thing has been so normalized that instead of advocating for it, swarmy leftists pretend cultural, de-facto censorship doesn't exist, or is only attributable to conservatives.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 34868 [Edit]
Prose or Poetry?
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>> No. 37416 [Edit]
There's a very recent translation by Stavros as well which from the excerpts I've seen seems to preserve the poetic stanza meter of the Moriguchi/Jenkins translation but with a slightly more literary bent. Maybe after the single lifetime it takes to learn modern Japanese I'll start on learning classical to be able to appreciate the original text.
>> No. 38706 [Edit]
Lately I've been seeing many people accusing Butler of producing a "abridged" translation of the Iliad. They even say that he removed the list of ships. What on earth are they talking about? I've read the Butler translation and it has the list of ships and all chapters are present and in the correct order. Is there any reason behind these claims?

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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. 38092 [Edit]
5yrs is a pretty decent tenure. I believe he was in the Tokyo office on the maps team for most of his time there.
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Pilum time
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Why there are still shortages of stuff
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How the Korean horn composite bow is made (w/ subtitles)

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread,, is now on auto sage.
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Here's to a better tomorrow
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Ja wohl.

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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. 38694 [Edit]
Same. Even when I began using them, I couldn't shake this feeling.
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You're saying I can look like a vamp if I start popping my collar?
>> No. 38696 [Edit]
No, you'll look like this
>> No. 38697 [Edit]
further reference
>A common look for the frat boy is to wear a pink polo shirt with the collar popped. The pink shirt fools sorostitutes into thinking that frat boy is comfortable with his sexuality, when in reality, every sixth word out of his mouth is faggot.
>The stupid fashion statement of popping the collar on a polo shirt. Mostly done by young men between the ages of 17 and 25. The popped collar is a way of detecting arrogance and idiocy without engaging in conversation with someone.

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35910 No. 35910 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your favorite hair color?
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>> No. 37262 [Edit]
yamato nadeshiko?
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The blacker, the better
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Anone ano ne~
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Taste the rainbow

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37243 No. 37243 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
can anyone here explain why being "smart" enough to get a "good" job requires so much more instruction than being dumb? shouldn't smart people just be smart enough to figure things out for themselves without needing to receive instruction until they're over 30 years old? how come people who fix cars for a living require so much less instruction than scientists and doctors do before they're done being schoolchildren? seems paradoxical
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>> No. 37245 [Edit]
> how come people who fix cars for a living requires
There's a bit of a false dichotomy here. When you say "fix" are you referring to an entry level mechanic like you'd find at jiffylube or a skilled technician that does private servicing for high-end vehicles? There's a world of difference between the two: the former is basically "routine" maintenance where you follow a checklist. The latter might require a higher skill level that comes from years of experience in the field, being able to intuitively debug the root cause of issues (but I'm not a mechanic and I hear that modern cars are basically digital black-boxes anyway so this comparison might not be very good). Nonetheless the point stands: you're comparing two different things – I suspect if you look at the high-end of trades jobs you'll see that even though they might not necessarily receive formal education they still do an equivalent amount of time learning and training. That is, a master crafstman is in a completely different league than someone who just took woodworking in highschool.

Now going to your particular examples
> receive instruction until they're over 30 years old
>so much less instruction than scientists and doctors do before they're done being schoolchildren
Until "over 30 years old" is exaggerating quite a bit. I don't know anyone who actively receives post-college education for over 10 years after they graduate (assuming they graduate at ~20). Usually the "scientists" in question will switch from receiving instruction to doing research, and the PhD programs (which might indeed end up taking about 8 years or so) are mostly focused on this research rather than receiving education. Still, the reason why large amount of undergraduate and graduate coursework is needed is because it takes a large time to get up to speed on the breadth and depth of background knowledge needed for these fields. You aren't going to be able to research in Inter-universal Teichmuller Theory without having a solid footing in number theory, which can take several years to master. But this is research-focused stuff. Most people doing practical things in $BIG_CO will not need anywhere
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>> No. 37246 [Edit]
Most of college is figuring stuff out on your own. The classes are just for credit so you can get a degree from a place with a solid reputation. If you're lucky, the professor or TAs are good for answering questions, but that's certainly not a guarantee. If you think it's easy, try self-studying 4+ difficult subjects at the same time and getting to a semi-proficient state in all of them within three months.

In an ideal world, exams in these subjects would be publically available for people to take so they can get a free, but respected degree and the elitist middle man and textbook mill would be unnecessary.
>> No. 37269 [Edit]
Dumb people are confident. Normies mistake confidence for being "right". See Dunning-Kruger effect.
>> No. 38683 [Edit]
50% of people are dumb; there's a lot of dumbness in the world.

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36079 No. 36079 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Love them or hate them, what are your thoughts on hololive and vtubers?
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>> No. 37093 [Edit]
I've only done it with stuff I couldn't or didn't feel like emulating ten years ago. Video games aren't really part of my day to day life.
>> No. 37235 [Edit]
I like the smol shark
>> No. 37535 [Edit]
I can't relate to your disgust because I can't even understand why people would like vtubers. Is it just loneliness? Are people unable to tolerate not having somebody's voice in their ear constantly? Anime and masturbation is a faster and more enjoyable solution.
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I shrimp for GawrGura's singing.

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