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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. 34543 [Edit]
orange pie
>> No. 34544 [Edit]
window
>> No. 34546 [Edit]
gates
>> No. 34547 [Edit]
pie

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 34497 [Edit]
>>31665
Right now I'm reading Building Free Life: Dialogues With Ocalan
>>34205
I've had a weird urge to read the Iliad and Odyssey since yesterday
>> No. 34529 [Edit]
>>34497
>I've had a weird urge to read the Iliad and Odyssey since yesterday
By Zeus! It was exactly on the 2nd that I picked up the Iliad! This is no coincidence, dear anon. It is a prodigy of the Heavens above. So see it, anon, see it that you read the Iliad and learn of the feats of the Achaeans as I am doing now, for so it is the will of Olympus.
>> No. 34541 [Edit]
>>34529
I'm into antiquity stuff but I always found the Iliad style mostly unbearable, it follows this habit of reciting long lists of names Silmarillion-style that always kill my enjoyment. I just read the Robert Graves sumary for children and that was fine for me.
>> No. 34545 [Edit]
>>34529
>>34541
I've read that the particular "repetitive" style is because of how it used to be recited from memory, and having a fixed set of kennings to draw form serve as both a memory aide and also provide a way to complete the meter

https://daily.jstor.org/how-do-we-know-that-epic-poems-were-recited-from-memory/

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34522 No. 34522 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you hold any spiritual beliefs? The subject has been on my mind a lot lately, particularly since having watched Your Name and Weathering With You. I read a bit about Shinto, and I suppose if anything I'm a bit sympathetic to it and similar kinds of beliefs that hold there is not a distinction between matter and spirit. The Greek notion of logos or pneuma is actually pretty similar in this regard.

Of course a difficulty is that I have never experienced anything that I would call spiritual, which could lead me to believe in a spiritual side of life.

Kind of related video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=938jM17N_38
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34523
>Do you hold any spiritual beliefs?
Yes. I think it's most likely that there's no such thing as spirit.
>> No. 34525 [Edit]
I couldn't attain any sense of spirituality as I never got the chance to get in contact with it, it was not intriguing (and beautiful) enough. There are no higher powers, no angels, no souls, no justice. The things we call demoniac are nothing but a solipsistic observation. Sometimes I fear that life after death will be never-ending dolorous madness, but that's a sporadic feeling when I'm ill. Otherwise I'm just concerned about my daily desires being fulfilled. It's sad sometimes but I don't sense any sentient being but myself, but the more important question is how to fill in the hours between sleep. No piece of information is able to truly change anything(but some thought mechanisms).
>> No. 34530 [Edit]
I hold the belief that at a rough level there is some sort of collective conscious, and like you mentioned that >there is not a distinction between matter and spirit.
>> No. 34542 [Edit]
If there's no disctintion between matter and spirit, what is matter at all? See Berkeley.

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33410 No. 33410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/

News, mainly tech news:
https://news.ycombinator.com
https://slashdot.org/

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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>>34059
You are right about that...
>> No. 34294 [Edit]
>>34291
Giving a lame and generic looking car the markings of a famous car, still makes it a lame and generic looking car.
>> No. 34296 [Edit]
>>34294
All cars are generic.

Post edited on 14th Mar 2020, 7:05am
>> No. 34540 [Edit]
>>34296
No, they are not.

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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. 34514 [Edit]
>>34262
I recently found bve and its many add-ons available.
However navigating in jap-only websites is still a little difficult and i fear i might have missed something good.I have abt 40 routes till now (scenarios folder abt 4gb) mostly by following links in that huge playlist of SF's Rail Depot channel on yt.
Do you know any other sources/routes/stock? preferably of high quality/well made?
>> No. 34528 [Edit]
The japanese have something called 音姫 (otohime) that is installed into their toilets. It's a sound-making device to mask excretion sounds. Most sounds are things like flowing of river/water and birds chirping.
>> No. 34531 [Edit]
>>34528
Literally "sound princess"
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>>34531
I have also found through the japanese wikipedia article on it, an article on another japanese toiletry: flashbulb, the interesting thing about the article is that it is the greatest wikipedia article with no translation whatsoever, at least that I've seen.
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/フラッシュバルブ_(栓)

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34234 No. 34234 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on it? Do you care? Has it affected you at all?

I know a lot of people are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but I thought it'd be interesting to get TC's point of view on it and see what you guy's think.
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>> No. 34414 [Edit]
>>34394
kind of what I'm betting on.
>> No. 34427 [Edit]
I hope you muh economy types won't complain when you're denied that ventilator.
>> No. 34428 [Edit]
>>34427
I hope the economy goes down the tank even more, for once cost of living might go down to affordable levels.
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>>34428
Petrol is cheap now. If housing prices drop too, I can buy my own place and stop renting.

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33625 No. 33625 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
From games, comics, and cartoons, since the late 90s, westerns from America to Europe(especially France for some reason) have attempted to create "anime-like" media. You remember some of these: rwby, totally spies, avatar, teen titans, code lyoko, to name a few. Most of these are made to capitalize on a dying trend, but that's besides the point. These try to copy something more than the artstyle(which is usually a failure). There's some kind of character to otaku media that they're trying to replicate.

Aside from anime largly representing adult-oreiented animation that isn't primarily comedic, there's something else to it, some dynamic. Most people write these "knockoffs" off as shit and that's it, but I want to know, if I were to try to make something with that unique "spirit" to it, wouldn't it just come out the same? Could a westerner capture whatever that thing is so it feels the same?

There's a couple western porn artists which do a really good job, but that's as close as I can think of
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>>34477
Hm maybe that's why catgirls work so well
>> No. 34480 [Edit]
>>34477
Anime as a whole probably wasn't directly inspired by cats, but there's a lot of characters I've seen that I tend to think act like cats or look like cats.
Maybe that's just because I have too many cats.
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"NECO DROP"
Capcom's new cat based puzzle game lets you unlock cat versions of your favorite Street Fighter characters
https://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/necodrop
>> No. 34524 [Edit]
>>33637
That last part about including something because one happens to like it looks more like a feature common to lots of different kinds of literatures to me; as opposed to anime in particular, that is. Be that as it may, it certainly is one of fiction's major allures.

>>33625
Maybe the uniqueness of Japanese anime / culture is just a myth after all; one that large parts of the world have been, not even consciously, fostering for centuries. Of course there must be an air of elusive exceptionality blowing into the face of someone considering Anime in such an environment. The reason, however, is not some innate property of Anime, but as I mentioned before, the great effort that has been undertaken to write the elusive qualities of Japaneseness into Japan.

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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. 34426 [Edit]
>>34424
It's a thing in other languages than English, in my mother language this psychological "language correction" takes place, too. For example, take the word student: in my mother language it's frowned upon(from the so-called independent establishment, you get my point) to just say student/-s, it's more common (nowadays!) to say students and (female form of student)s, or studying (people). It takes away valuable space on paper.

>>34425
I'm not so sure about "them" as pronoun, as I'm not sure about dealing with the source of this problem as a mass phenomenon(in English common language).
I agree on the part of neutral forms which are nuanced. Many "nuanced", refined words relate to objects which themselves are symbols and so on.

There is the possibility of me playing a game with a cute female protagonist with twintails while the actual player is a bearded male.
Why would the game must make a difference between the player and the protagonist?
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34505
I dislike the common notion that art apprecitation isn't a skill that needs to be trained for a person to possess. Many people think anything that's not like math, very clear-cut, can be understood by anybody with zero prior knowledge or experience needed. If the connections needed to understand art just aren't there though, that person wont be able to unless they're a savant or something. Literature, visual arts, music, even food: appreciating them is a skill. A person who never reads any kind of literature will probably not enjoy Dumas, even if they understand the words on the page. A person who's eaten over-cooked shit their whole life will not understand why what an award winning chef makes is better. Same with people who have only listened to what's on popular radio stations, they most likely wont like Bach. Then that person might get the notion in their head that because they didn't see what was good about that piece of art, it has no value and people who say it's good are just snobs.

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>> No. 34506 [Edit]
I hate panic attacks. I hate lying in bed without being able to sleep. I hate lying in bed without being able to get out of it. I hate those shocking sounds I hear at the end of every dream. I hate those physical symptoms the most, I've ALWAYS wanted to remain in some permanent state of calmness(perfection), not pulsating, not breathing, not shaking; mentally there are ways to achieve it, controlling my stream of thoughts, but physically not yet. I just want some rest. I don't like changes, they are proves of decadency.
>> No. 34508 [Edit]
>>34505
I somehow agree, but sometimes "you don't understand" is just used as an excuse to sell shit, see most modern art.

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34491 No. 34491 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm out of the loop and I wanted to talk about this for a while. What's this "alt-chan alliance" thing and why is it bad?
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>> No. 34494 [Edit]
>>34491
I think they're referring to basically the webring [1] formed by various imageboards after the 8chan fall. If you go to e.g. anon.cafe and click "boards" you'll see a bunch of other boards that are roughly independent, being on separate domains (and hosts I presume) but are linked together. Unsurprisingly they're all hot garbage.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webring
>> No. 34495 [Edit]
>>34494
Bunkers just referred to themselves as "the webring", if anything. I never heard the term "alt-chan federation" be used for any of them.
Although the whole webring thing comes with its own amusing drama, like the board owner of /v/ constantly being kicked out of it because the guy who owned /cow/ didn't like him.
You're right on the "every single board on it is shit" point though. Especially the ones on smuglo.li. They're somehow the most autistic imageboard out of any I've ever visited.

At risk of advertising autism, there is actually a website for the alt-chan federation it seems.
https://imageboard.net/
>> No. 34496 [Edit]
>>34494
Is this something like Freenet, where you're hosting other people's (potentially illegal) shit?
>> No. 34498 [Edit]
>>34496
No, this is all on the public internet and there isn't anything illegal; it's just a bunch of imageboards all linking to each other.

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34481 No. 34481 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's that time of year again!

https://twitter.com/yryr_yhc/status/1245002914487304194?s=21

https://twitter.com/gineidendnt_pr/status/1245003101205155841?s=21

https://twitter.com/lovelive_SIF/status/1245003165587693568

http://stg.clearrave.co.jp/
>> No. 34482 [Edit]
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34482
I'm not much of an april fools person but today being Sakura's birthday makes it a wonderful day.
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Now even my posts can be hikkis!

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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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>> No. 33034 [Edit]
>>33007
It's a beautiful ED, thank you for posting the lyrics. And it reminded me of Elfen Lied's OP, Lilium: https://youtu.be/MPVq30bPq6I

Lyrics:
The mouth of the Just shall meditate wisdom,
And His tongue shall declare judgment.

Blessed is he who endureth temptation,
For once he hath been tested, he shall receive the crown of life.

Oh Lord, Fountain of Holiness,
Oh Lord, Fire Divine, have mercy.

Oh how holy, how serene,
How generous, how pleasant this Virgin who believeth.
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>> No. 33159 [Edit]
I like Mami’s Theme with the made-up lyrics.
>> No. 34430 [Edit]
Komm susser tod may have been the only time I wasn't disgusted by it.
>> No. 34434 [Edit]
 
The ending theme to Xenogears was lovely.

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