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33410 No. 33410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:

News, mainly tech news:

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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>> No. 37633 [Edit]
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>I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
There's something about Youtube that's just so sticky.
Just being able to passively consume video is very addictive
>> No. 37638 [Edit]
For this reason I've reduced my youtube consumption to weekends only.
>> No. 37671 [Edit]
Out of curiosity, what types of videos do you consume? Because outside videos I actively search for and the one or two times the suggestions have been appealing, I find the auto-recommendation close to useless and the quality of content mostly terrible. I suppose my use of youtube is closer to a fungible video hosting platform accessed through external sites rather than as a sticky "content hub."
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Proxy instagram

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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. 37792 [Edit]
Sorry if I'm being hard to understand. I don't mean to say it's causing violence, but that it's desensitizing people to it.
>> No. 37800 [Edit]
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Lately I'm having dreams about my classmates from middle school again. I never have dreams about my adult life. Even my unconscious or whatever it is seems to consider my adulthood to be too uneventful and boring to be thought about. It's impossible not to notice that the people behind the otaku industry also seem to have a special place for school life in their minds. Of course a lot of the media has students themselves as the target audience and that would partially justify it but I believe there's more to it than just that.

The forced socialization I went through in school was the peak of my social life. After that the "system" is done, it's up to you to pursue life in society. Once school is over, making any lasting connections with people become a lot harder and to some, probably next to impossible. That seems to be the case for everyone, not only to reclusive weirdos. If you start searching online stuff like "making friends after 30" "making friends as an adult" you'll find a staggering amount of articles and other stuff about it, including friendship making gurus because of course that's a thing it exists. Those articles always mention the obvious things. Look for people who share hobbies with you, attend to social events blablabla. Everything is so insipid. I think it overlooks the fact that something inside you goes bad and that innate ability to connect to people in a deeper level is broken by something. For some it was never that good in the first place.

I also realized recently that 99% of the conversations I have is with myself. Of all the things I think about, only 1% will ever be known to people on the outside. Maybe that's the case with everyone? Not that anything I think about is worth to be known of course.
>> No. 37801 [Edit]
>that innate ability to connect to people in a deeper level
I've never really had that. In school, I had acquaintances I talked to only in the class we shared, who rotated on a yearly basis.
>> No. 37802 [Edit]
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The movie Stand by Me made a similar point;
>I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?

I guess there's biological reasons, most adults only have friends as couples, a thing I find particularly horrifying, but it makes some sense. That would also explain the despair of males for achieving a (often horrible) life with a female since since that could also be perceived as the only way to avoid social ostracism.
Personally I also find my mind and dreams stuck in school years, but since those were hell you could say I'm perpetually stuck in hell.
The topic of social isolation has too many implications. I remember in my 20's reflecting of how I could spend 4 or 5 days without hearing my own voice and how weird that felt, how I created a self that had nothing to do with the self others could see and so many other thoughts.

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35526 No. 35526 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Which other imageboards do you go to?
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>> No. 37725 [Edit]
Cos text is cheap in terms of band-width
>> No. 37726 [Edit]
Ah fuck, I hope 4-ch doesn't get overrun.
>> No. 37727 [Edit]
Dont worry about it, most never stay because of the slowness, and /img/ is always eh to bad.
>> No. 37799 [Edit]
Asides from a board on, i just sort of bounce from place to place. Most places are shit and the ones that are good have little to no activity to sustain them. I regrettably still post on 4chan because I can't bring myself to sign up for a forum just for a relatively obscure hobby.

Honestly if 4chan had died before 2010 I think imageboards would've been in a much better place right now. Everywhere seems to be dead or dying unless you're userbase is made up of the type of people who use 4chan/8chan.

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37253 No. 37253 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!
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>> No. 37795 [Edit]
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People can get awfully mad if you don't answer calls even late at night. I don't even use the usual messaging shit and when people know about that they look at you like you're handicapped or have some mental problem, even randomly throw you a tantrum and tell you how you can't possibly live without it as if it was some sort of sin or sacrilege.
I hate living in this kind of world of permanent connectivity and socialization, I can't live like this from a pure mental health point of view but for most people is the only possible way to exist. It's like living in 1984 or one of those dystopic novels, I just don't understand how we have degenerated into this and everyone's happy about it. I can't imagine how harsh this could become if I ever reach old age.
>> No. 37796 [Edit]
I feel the same. For the longest of time I didn't have (nor wanted) a smartphone until I was gifted one by my father. I still get anxious about having to receive a call and hate the "social obligation" of owning a phone. Sometimes I feel like I've slipped into a parallel timeline where I shouldn't be, like I'm sitting on a lone boat drifting in a direction different from everybody else. Oftentimes I find myself struggling to understand how the world ended up the way it did and how everyone readily accepts it. The long years I've spent as shut-in adds another layer to make me feel like a time traveler each time I try to make sense of and "connect" with reality.
>> No. 37797 [Edit]
I relate this to the kind of feeling old people must be used to. Living in a world that's nothing like the world you were born, a world you don't understand, you don't like, taking refuge in the old things you're familiar with.
You don't know how new technology works, you don't understand what people talk, all seems ugly, tasteless, violent. You're scared, out of place, waiting to die.
But I'm only in my 30's, that's the fucked up part.
>> No. 37798 [Edit]
Yeah, I was reluctant to admit it before but that's how I saw it too. Simultaneously, I guess that point of view might be the thing that also helps them to eventually accept death. The funny thing though is that a lot of old people nowadays are also into this whole technological connectivity as well. I'm also in my 30s.

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37742 No. 37742 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have your tastes in otaku media changed over time? How has it changed? Are there specific works that are influential in defining/changing your tastes? Do you have specific quirks or patterns pertaining to how you enjoy otaku culture?
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>> No. 37780 [Edit]
>I get the impression that tokusatsu is relatively common
Among children. I think it's seen as inherently childish.
>> No. 37782 [Edit]
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For scenic routes, Hisatsu Line and the Tadami Line are personal favourites of mine, anything in Kyoto is also pretty good, the Nara line is very close to many temples. Harajuku station is also so beautiful and historic.
For western ones, Cape Town to Simon’s Town on the Metrorail is very good for a day trip. The Denali Star route on Alaska rail is very beautiful as well.
>> No. 37785 [Edit]
>There are just certain genres that really like to hammer in the value of the modern social order, and that just gets under my skin.

What Generes?
>> No. 37790 [Edit]
Thanks, nice scenery on those. You must travel around a lot!

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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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>> No. 37730 [Edit]
It annoys me that people always dismiss vaccine skeptics as some sort of "anti-science" hillbillies, as if "science" was some sort of religious of absolute truth. I personally don't question the efficacies and benefits of vaccines, but modern vaccines aren't just the weakened/inactivated viruses that they originally were. You have to worry about cross interactions with the body's own proteins (many of which we probably don't even fully understand yet), and there's a fine line between stimulating the immune response and overstimulating it.

Similarly I don't know why people make fun of those who believe harmful effects of cell phone radiation/wifi/5G. Yes it's non-ionizing, but that alone doesn't guarantee safety; for instance, hypothetically if the body/brain made use of weak low-frequency signals for signaling/etc. then it's possible that an externally imposed EM field could either interfere or resonate with it. It hasn't even been a generation since the widespread prevalence of these things.
>> No. 37734 [Edit]
>It annoys me that people always dismiss vaccine skeptics as some sort of "anti-science" hillbillies, as if "science" was some sort of religious of absolute truth.
To avoid getting into /tat/ territory, all i'll say is "believe in science!" is the new "Because God said so!"
>> No. 37758 [Edit]
one other side effect that seemed to happen a week later was neck pain right below my jaw (inflamed lymph nodes possibly?) which went away in a day.
>> No. 37783 [Edit]
The text/imageboard split is real: disallowing something, like imageposting, can be a feature. In more recent times, people pushing gemini/gopher also claim that and I see it as a parallel to early 2000s "textboard" purism. Complete with gopher being old and unintentionally primitive.
The phpBB vs. forced anonymous "shiichans" also differ in more than a registration. Not only did phpBB instances encouraged registration, but also early from the start building a personality: various badges & stars, titles ("this person is a supreme expert / veteran member / Orc captain") etc. - this goes far beyond "tripfagging".
While it is true that all these software is of one general type, that doesn't completely refute the "medium is the message" type of theory.

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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

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. 37063 [Edit]
It's from initial d second stage. The 8th episode is called そのクルマ 凶暴につき .
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Does anyone know a site that list jap onomatopoeia?
>> No. 37738 [Edit]
I spent a long time going through anki core 2k deck and reading through tae kim grammar guide and expected that I would at least understand the basics of the language by now.

So I started reading ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石,
and needless to say I have no idea wtf I'm reading. I can recognize many individual vocab words but cannot put a sentence together. Is reading through novels without understanding anything really the key to getting good? That's what AJATTers say on youtube. I can't understand shit
>> No. 37740 [Edit]
Reading something shorter like news articles would probably be better. NHK Easy News should definitely be possible

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32916 No. 32916 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Who bicycles around here?
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>> No. 37662 [Edit]
>with oil prices having crashed, and solar actually getting cheap, pedalling sounds a whole lot less fruitful than not gobbling and squanderring beef and poly-whichever-ene
Plus electric bikes have pedals. As soon as you need to get somewhere a little bit further in a short amount of time or go up a bunch of hills without getting sweaty, your 19th century, hobby "vehicle" falls short.
>> No. 37666 [Edit]
I don't know how people can have trouble biking. When I was emaciated as all hell from a horrible diet and sitting on my ass, I could still bike 10 miles and back without worrying too much about it, as long as I paced my breathing to the bike. Personally, I think we should go back to living on our feet, and I don't say this as some green turbo-fag. I just think cars suck and ruin towns. I know that psychologically people will prefer the car, but that's not their critical thinking making the decision. If people had any critical thinking, the thought of hundreds of people independently piloting 2-ton vehicles in lanes little wider than the vehicles themselves, going at 70-80 mph, would horrify them. It's like some macabre exercise in how easily people can be unaware of insane amounts of risk. I get that America "needs" driving due to the long distances and swarthy urban inhabitants, and I'm not saying people shouldn't have cars. I personally think emissions regulations are retarded, but I believe any sane person thinks that. But cities, towns, anything slightly urban should only have car-friendly areas to the extent that people can park their cars outside of the city limits. People see it as some restriction against cars, but that's thinking of it the wrong way. There's no reason to build cities to cater to cars when it detracts from everything except for, possibly including, the cars.
>> No. 37668 [Edit]
"having trouble" and getting sweaty are two different things.
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I want to ride my bicycle...

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32810 No. 32810 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I drink coffee. What's your drink of choice?
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>> No. 36191 [Edit]
Chun-li looks like she's masturbating.
>> No. 36318 [Edit]
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That time of the year again?
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>> No. 37731 [Edit]
Mmmm... chocolate powder.

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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. 37363 [Edit]
X-bows don't work so well underwater..
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China's SECRET Heavy Tank, the WZ-111 | Cursed by Design
>> No. 37614 [Edit]
Zombie Apocalypse Archery
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I found it amusing that the Japanese term for "backscratcher" is 孫の手 (mago no te), literally "grandchild's hand". Originally, the term was 麻姑の手 (Mako no te), "Mako's hand". Mako is an immortal woman of Chinese legend who is said to have long, bird-like nails, which, if used to scratch an itchy place, felt very good.

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36646 No. 36646 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Thread for otaku related news.
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>> No. 37657 [Edit]
Can't believe it's been 10 years since that incident, hopefully this will be all there is to it.
>> No. 37669 [Edit]
Isn't that exactly what was being discussed in >>37656?
>> No. 37672 [Edit]
Sorry, I forgot how to read.
>> No. 37711 [Edit]
From what I've been seeing, didn't look like they were nearly as prepared as they should have been.

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