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No. 26660 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Hello, this is my first post on this site. I just wanted to say it is very nice to see a site like this, an English imageboard returning to its cultural roots.

I just have a question. What do you think of the recent fad on the internet of the wordfilter "weeaboo" being used everywhere instead of otaku, hikkikomori, animefag, etc? I had spent months on tumblr and I noticed that now even young teenage girls call themselves "weebs" for watching one scant episode of Attack on Titan, because apparently the word otaku is negative in Japan and using it positive here makes you look cringey, lame and racist or something (mostly the former on 4chan). Is the word otaku dead? Did you notice everyone seems afraid to act like nerds on the internet compared to mid-2000's culture?

(I apologize if I posted this on the wrong board.)
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>> No. 26677 [Edit]
>>26674
I get pretty buttdevestated when I see these normies rush in and take up our hobbies "that they always liked!" while they were the same fucks shitting on you in school for liking "gay ass shit". Much of it being the same stuff but it's mainstream now so "they always liked itTM".

The people that masturbate to science all day are the worst about it. They're almost never actually able to explain anything scientific other than do the thing atheists love doing where they point out how tiny the earth is like it's some extremely deep new realization.

Of course when you point out how disingenuous and fake they're being they get their feelings hurt because they know it's true. So they label you a bitter neckbeard and laugh at you just like it was highschool again. Ironically enough while talking about "serious issues today" like gentrification, bullying, and cultural appropriation. The projection they do is amazing.

I can't wait until this fad ends. I just want to be left to enjoy my gay ass shit in peace with other people who are legitimately interested in the same gay ass shit.
>> No. 26678 [Edit]
>>26677
This makes me really mad too, but we're just going to have to accept it. As long as I have my sacred normie-free discussion zones, I am happy.
>> No. 26680 [Edit]
>>26676
For Haruhi's sake that's one cringeworthy image. I hope he can laugh about himself at this point in time when he comes across it on the internet.
>> No. 26681 [Edit]
I think it's like the word nerd in the west. I've probably been a nerd my whole life but will never class myself by a stupid label and live by it as people do. I'll do whatever the fuck I want to do even if it's nerdy or not.

So it the exactly the same thing as otaku. I might be an otaku. I don't care. I don't care with some niwaka who watches anime thinks they are an otaku. They can label themselves by any stupid label they want. I'm just going to read, watch, and play whatever I want. It doesn't affect me.

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24879 No. 24879 hide watch 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. 26662 [Edit]
Today I bought some instant noodles. Two were alright, but one was too spicy.

But tomorrow I have to go to two appointments. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, so I have to go into town twice. That is crazy. That's $7.60 spent on buses. And I can't spend the day in town. I tried to do that once and got bored and really anxious in an hour.
>> No. 26673 [Edit]
I have done the same amount of work these last three months as I would in half a month the previous year. Hopefully it's not something so so depressing as depression. On a side note, I took some tests online and got three different answers.
>> No. 26675 [Edit]
>>26605
Another job called from the port today and I have an interview next week.
>> No. 26679 [Edit]
>>26658
>I know that it's supposed to stand for 'Cutie pie'
I'm so retarded. This whole time I thought it was referring to girls being cute like Qt version 3.14

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread, http://tohno-chan.com/ot/res/15686.html, is now on auto sage.
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>> No. 26546 [Edit]
>>26543

It has to some extent, several times. In Campione the protag has to kiss the girls to gain some power, in Dakara Boku ha H Ga Dekinai his libido powers him up, it also works more or less the same way in Highschool DxD. There are lots of other settings like these, it's pretty common.
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26650 No. 26650 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you define as a Ford Driver? Say you're the admin here, what's the most amount of normalfaggotry a user can display before you ban him?
>> No. 26651 [Edit]
http://tohno-chan.com/so/arch/res/15131.html
>> No. 26655 [Edit]
Anyone who is not us or does not subscribe to the same unique set of values as us.
>> No. 26657 [Edit]
>>26651
Op here, thanks, I guess that means thread over.

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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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>>26609
I think I met one briefly a while back on a different image board. I collect bugs too but they are wasps instead of butterflies/moths/etc.
Just wondering since this thread looked dead.
>> No. 26635 [Edit]
>>26617
Did he ask you about a Dolichovespula maculata?
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>>26635
Yes he did. The species is very common and widespread here.
>> No. 26643 [Edit]
>>26636
Well it could've been me, then.
Hi.

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26012 No. 26012 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
4chan is dead. moot is quitting. I know many of you don't care, but I just thought you should know since our roots are there.
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>> No. 26631 [Edit]
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>all the newfags are finally leaving 4chan
>> No. 26633 [Edit]
>>26628

I think it just appeals emotionally. Like religion and cults and such things. Once you tap into people and make them feel good for doing essentially nothing - just thinking a certain way, they're hooked.

Break them down then provide answers and congratulate them. Real feel good bullshit. Classic techniques.
>> No. 26638 [Edit]
>>26631
More like 1/2
>> No. 26639 [Edit]
>>26633

I think you're right. Too bad what makes you feel good generally isn't what is actually true. I guess that is why I'm almost always drawn to the morbid; I only appreciate the happy, sunny things when I need to realize that not EVERYTHING about life is negative.

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26347 No. 26347 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Post em if you got em
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>> No. 26398 [Edit]
>>26397
cool
>> No. 26492 [Edit]
>>26354
Natsuiro High School Seishun Hakusho
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26412 No. 26412 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
At what age did you grow out of 4chan "culture", and why?

I personally found it to be increasingly pretentious without maturing. It grew wings but never learned to fly, pretty much.

What are your thoughts?
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>> No. 26619 [Edit]
>>26599
Funny, I just deleted my Pepe and Wojak just awhile ago. Maybe I'm getting older and more disillusioned with 4chan culture, but "LOOK AT ME GUYS, I'M SUCH A LOSER NEET XD" is starting to annoy me just as much as the usual normalfag bullshit, if not moreso.
>> No. 26626 [Edit]
>>26619
>"LOOK AT ME GUYS, I'M SUCH A LOSER NEET XD" is starting to annoy me just as much as the usual normalfag bullshit, if not mores.

this
at least 4wd drivers are innocently being retarded NTs, just being themselves in their natural idiotic state that they can't help. the
"LOOK AT ME GUYS, I'M SUCH A LOSER NEET XD" crowd is a bunch of manipulative, lying attention whores.
>> No. 26629 [Edit]
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It has been odd, to say the least.

I went to 4chan when I was 21, back in 2005. I found it hilarious, at a level I had barely seen before. The memes were slightly more original, and every day there was more than enough pictures that I had never seen before. Of course people were edgy and try-too-hard back then, but there was no standard for that and as such people acted like real people.

I was never one of the crowd. I usually just stuck to /d/ because I liked seeing anime girls getting milked or fucked by animals. In 2008, /jp/ showed up, and I joined it a few months later. I never even went to /a/; /jp/ was just really interesting for me because we were all just a bunch of alienated losers who talked about staying in their rooms and enjoying solitary activities, like collecting dolls, playing Yume Nikki, and trying to create shit. It was the first time I ever even halfway fit in somewhere. It introduced me to so many awesome things, like Touhou, Elona, traps, and eventually SSI and being a perma-NEET.

I didn't even watch anime (haven't for over ten years). I just loved being there, with people who were even slightly similar to me. I still read manga occasionally, though.

But 4chan was only one place that I went to; in many ways I preferred Pixiv and later on 420chan. I did get into some of the culture, in that I liked talking to shemales and cross-dressers back when it was popular, and started taking OTC medications to get high when that took off, but for the most part I belonged to no one besides myself.

I stopped going to 4chan in 2013 for many reasons. I was getting older, I didn't fit in anymore, nothing was original there, few things were funny, /jp/ wasn't interesting anymore, I could find my porn somewhere else...the list goes on. But I think what stopped it is that I simply found better sites, such as this place and 420chan.

To me, it died before most people said that it did. I wouldn't ever go there anymore, because I despise how m00t betrayed everyone just to get some SJW pussy (who ended up cucking him) and to obtain more Jew gold. None of that is worth my time; I have all the time in the world and none of that is worth a second of it. I'd much rather make my own imageboard and just 'tard off there; I could, 8chan allows that.
>> No. 26634 [Edit]
>>26629

Remember how "gold accounts" used to be a joke.

I think i left in 2011, idk, that "pony" shit was blowing up/ whenever that was.

It ceased being relevant to me, novel or interesting.

That previous line describes how I'm feeling about the entire internet now. Good for reference, but I mainly just read the news.

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26540 No. 26540 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is that a scrotum?

(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)
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>> No. 26576 [Edit]
>>26569
But it would be too obvious if it was a puffy vulva. Like when you're in China and get asked to name a certain citrus fruit in English, and it's clearly a mandarin.. you can't just say that it's a mandarin, it would be way too obvious.
>> No. 26577 [Edit]
>>26576
i have never been to china, but is playing guess the citrus a popular game over there? sound like fun, i fucking love citrus. next time you go to china and you're playing this game say its a satsuma. its a japanese tangerine variety and the chinese would trolled as all fuck.
>> No. 26585 [Edit]
hamburger pussy.
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>>26547
i get all of the "long name anime with a cute nickname" animes confused. except oremio, i can alway remember that one. is oniai the one with tennis boy?

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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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I think my life was more interesting when i didn't have a job and was neet. endless "free" time and no money led to creative efforts to entertain myself.

But in saying that, the constant burden of worrying about my future is lifted. Now I just need to figure out what to do with myself.
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>>26600
I'm in the other boat at the moment. I'm dying to get a job. Nothing is fun any more, all I can think about while whittling away my time on games and anime is how unsure my financial future is. Sucks the fun out of everything.
>> No. 26608 [Edit]
>>26606
>I'm dying to get a job. Nothing is fun any more

That sounds like me. I've applied for jobs but I'm still scared. I mean, what am I supposed to do if I get a job? Shovel dirt around, pass groceries though a checkout and shit like that? I don't know.
>> No. 26623 [Edit]
>>26600
And I'm in the third situation of having a mind-numbing job that doesn't pay enough to actually move out. So I work all day hating my job then watch anime all night while this feeling of helplesness eats away at me.

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521 No. 521 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I'd like to start another dream thread, if that's all right. I'll go first.
You know how when you're a fan of something like anime or scifi or similar things in your teenage years parents will try to buy stuff for you? My dad and stepmom bought anime\manga related shit at yard sales a lot. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was off the mark.
Well, in my dream I'm still in high school. I'm sitting there playing Xbox when my dad & stepmom walk in and yell that they got me something at a yard sale. I'm think to myself, "well, probably shit, but I might as well see," and go to check it out.
I walk into the kitchen and on the table is a box full of stuff from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I get more excited and go to see what it is. There's every episode in raws and fansubs on
VHS, some uniforms, figurines, and even Shinjis' fucking tape recorder with the tape he listens to inside it! All the merchandise seems to be older and seems like it was directly imported from Japan. I ask where they found it.
It cuts to a yard sale with a slightly sad fiftyish woman in her front yard. She talked about how her son loved this show and whatnot, and seemed very sad. She sold it all for about 10-20 dollars.
I take all the stuff out and find a suicide note. Her son had gotten into anime in the
eighties while in high school and was completely inept and friendless. He grew obsessed with
Evangelion and felt a strong kinship with Shinji because he was such a fuck up. He grew older
and couldn't find anyone to share his interests with, became more and more of a recluse, and
killed himself in the late nineties, which I recall being a shame since the internet as of
96, when he killed himself, could have given him a place to talk to others and feel less alone. I realized he was "an otaku of another generation." I hung up his note and saluted it. I then went to watch his tapes and realized that he had dubbed it himself in case he ever met anyone who wanted to share his joy. I inherited his legacy. His mother had cleaned house and ended up giving me a record of a hikkikomori life.
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>> No. 26200 [Edit]
I've kept a dream journal for some time now. It helps with remembering dreams. Usually I don't have much toruble at all with interpretation, but here's one I had close to a week ago that I can't seem to make heads or tails of. It wasn't the only one I had that night, but it was it's own instance.

I was looking down at my chest. For some reason or another, there was a huge cavity in it, but it did not hurt. There was some race track set up for me to run my fingers through, it was really weird. Bits of my ribs poked through. The cavity was also abnormally large and by all realistic definitions, I would not be able to walk/run my fingers on a flat surface in it because the angling required would be impossible for my arm.

I don't usually get macabre dreams like this. I can't say it really bothered me as much as not knowing the significance of it bothers me.
>> No. 26447 [Edit]
My dream was in the style of a really low budget late 70s early 80s sci fi horror movie on vhs (like the dream was in vhs quality).
in it a a small group of researchers(?) in a forest just outside of a small town discover some sort of alien bacteria.
It targets smaller life forms at first, infects them mutates them and makes them extremely violent. Starts with insects and it moves to larger and larger life forms eventually turning the wildlife into mutated monsters that attack the researchers.
They struggle to defend themselves with makeshift weaponry.
the kicker is our main character has seen this movie already and knows everything that's gonna happen, he keeps warning people but by the time anyone listens it's too late.
They call in the military but they're over run and it all becomes a full blow post apocalyptic zombie movie by the end.
There was an odd bit near the end with a small group of zombified solders and guys in hazmate suits carrying a baby as they surrounded one of our main characters. the baby looked fine at first but it was laughing in a really creepy demonic way and showed signs of being mutated up close. The person takes the baby and crushes it'd head in their hands with green goo pouring everywhere, the zombies start screeching and attack but the person slips away.
The town was over run and the movie ends on a rather bleak note as the main two characters simply struggle to get away alive.
>> No. 26500 [Edit]
Under some odd circumstances (that I can't recall now) I ended up sleeping in a room of cute girls. Later in the night there was someone who was.. I'm not sure what, but looking into each room with a flashlight through the windows. The rooms were lined side by side in two long rows. So I had to warn them.. or something. I think I was wearing some strange baggy pants. Then I woke up. AH.

Oh, yeah. There was a second dream where I was in a room with someone else. There was a small table near the door that was raised higher up than normal. On that table was some cereal boxes. I remember the cereal in them was the plain kind, like wheat whatever cereal, a bunch of different varieties of it. Then after a while there were more and more cereal boxes everywhere. And more and more came... etc.
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Last night I had an odd one.
I was just casually walking through the woods, not really knowing my purpose, when I saw a wolf.
We stared each other down for some time, and I started slowly moving towards it, eventually lunging at it and grabbing it by the throat and slamming it against a tree until it was dead.
I left its corpse and continued walking, and after some time I came upon some wolf pups that were cowered against a tree. I thought nothing of it in my dream, I just kept moving. It was strange.

On reccuring dream I've had is about a very young girl (7-10) that can stand but can't walk. We were in a town that was perpetually uphill. She was in a wheelchair, and she wasn't strong enough to get herself up any further.
I suggested she wore roller skates and I pull her with a comically oversized chain.
We talked, and I enjoyed her company for some time. The sun began to set, and eventually I felt nothing towards her, and I only saw her as a burden holding me back from reaching the top of the hill.
I let go of the chain and watch her roll back until she got hit by a truck, then turned around and kept walking towards some unclear goal.

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