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29537 No. 29537 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So the new admin at 4chan is struggling financially with the site (ads are now gone)
And /a/ is having talks of where to migrate to if the site goes down for good , people are name dropping your site a lot
I'm not sure if this is wanted or unwanted but I feel you should at least be aware of it .
http://boards.4chan.org/qa/thread/711491/a
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>> No. 29611 [Edit]
>>29606
>Yeah and you're totally not one of them
That's correct.

>and thats why its perfectly OK that you come to TC to discuss 4chan metashit.
I did not start this thread so I don't know why you're suddenly complaining to me about this.

>thanks for stopping by & don't forget to tell your friends at 4chan all about us, OK?
>Thanks & goodbye, have a good time on 4chan! see you next time
Did you forget to take your medication?
>> No. 30198 [Edit]
>>29573
This post was meant as a joke but it is really true. Feels like anyone who doesn't bow down and suck Tohno's dick is removed.
>> No. 30199 [Edit]
>>30198
I'm not sure what your basing your claim on, but you're welcome to discuss this on /fb/ or message me directly if you like.
>> No. 30260 [Edit]
>>29593
I guess the real question is who qualifies as an "oldfag".

For some, it's those who have been around since the start. I guess that excludes me. I've been around, but not for a LONG time. I feel a strong kinship with most of the people here. Some might call me a normie though. It's all hard to tell sometimes.

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30192 No. 30192 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
At the risk of sounding really immature and ignorant,
how good of an option is prison as an alternative to employment and responsibilities or homelessness?

I've been tossing this idea around in my head since I was very, very young. I always wondered why the homeless would not prefer the free medicine, food, clothing, shelter, bathing, in-house libraries, cable television, and socialization with like-minded degenerates (maybe not applicable for us) guaranteed by every jail or prison in the world.

Why not us NEETs? Everyone here is always worrying for their futures, and the unsustainable and fragile status of NEEThood. Have you considered prison when our time runs out as I have?

I worry about the blacks of course, but it doesn't seem difficult at all to get put into solitary confinement. Some are put into solitary merely for affiliation with certain groups--you could just claim to be a white nationalist during your screening, and your spot in solitary is reserved for you instantly. Or you could just spit on a guard and get taken there by force... I simply see absolutely no cons (no pun intended) to prison living, so long as you stick to solitary confinement. Every bad thing I hear about the place has to do with the other inmates exclusively.

Just seems to me like a very advanced version of welfare/disability.

Your thoughts?

Picture related, a very good book about how the prison life can be preferable to the outside world, though it goes without saying that Japanese prison is vastly different (and superior) to Western prisons.

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>> No. 30232 [Edit]
>>30231
normie
>> No. 30249 [Edit]
I saw this video once where a guy went in for stealing something and he had to eat his own fingers. He ate two and a half but that wasn't enough so he was burned alive. That was in south america though but makes me think prison is not a good place
>> No. 30250 [Edit]
Getting thrown in to prison is my greatest fear, no lie, if I ever know they are coming for me beforehand, I would just kill myself, for real, no questions, I would NOT want to be alive in prison for a single day.
>> No. 30251 [Edit]
>>30250
I completely agree. I'd rather be homeless and living on the streets than that.

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30203 No. 30203 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
From the J-List newsletter: "One of the more refreshing aspects of Japan is the laissez faire attitude companies take to certain aspects of Japanese copyright, specifically "doujin" or fan-produced works such as ecchi doujinshi comics that explore improbable relationships between characters, or other kinds of non-official creative works like music remixes and soundtracks and, er, anime onaholes. In the decades since the first Comiket in 1975, an odd tradition of allowing free use of copyrighted works has grown up, due to the fact that virtually every industry artist got his or her start making doujinshi, and the reality that every modern anime needs a healthy "ecosystem" of doujin artists in order to make a mark with fandom. When studios went to remake the venerable 1974 Space Battleship Yamato franchise, they understood the need to engage fans from several angles, including adding in fan-service and encouraging creators to make fanart using the characters. But now an animation studio is trying to stop these creative works: the owners of Love Live are asking doujin circles and shops to completely stop distributing products featuring their characters, citing Japanese copyright rules. Since Bandai also tried (and failed) to use Japanese copyright to ban Pokemon doujin works back in the day, I'm sure this new development won't affect things much, but it is kind of a disappointment."

I'm glad I never watched Love Live, nor bought any merchandise. Never will, now, either, and will inform others of why. I'll definitely never watch this anime, nor read its manga, ever.... considering how much money I spend on merchandise, they might regret it if this is a frequent opinion of people. Just, go away. Just, please go bankrupt, you fuckers... =_=
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>> No. 30218 [Edit]
>>30217
>love live is a shit franchise
What makes you say that?
>> No. 30219 [Edit]
>there is fan fiction for sale of every single popular anything ever
It is referring to the legal sale of copyrighted intellectual property at events such as natsucomi. There is no Western equivilent; you cannot legally profit from fan-fiction of intellectual property for which you have not obtained the rights to, and therefore there is no market event for sales of such items.
>> No. 30247 [Edit]
>>30203
I wonder if this is something the people working on the show support or not. It seems like the kind of decision that would come from higher-ups in the corporate ladder who are concerned about the "image" of their franchise. And why Love Live in particular? They own Idolmaster too but they aren't they trying to crack down on doujin works there?
>> No. 30248 [Edit]
You cant legally create fan-fiction. profit or not. Japan or west. But companies allow it, mostly

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28839 No. 28839 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Finals this, finals that...
Is it just me or does it seem like every person on the internet is attending classes in some form or another? Do people destroy their computers when they finish school or do they just attend schools for all eternity? It feels rare to meet people online who work regular jobs and who don't still have homework to do on the side, or who are truly NEET for that matter.
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>> No. 30137 [Edit]
>>30136
are you the philosphers masters?
>> No. 30151 [Edit]
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30151
I have written philosophy and posted it here before, but my degree is in Experimental Psychology.

I won't lie, higher education can do wonders for your intellect so long as you escape the whole liberal hivemind that tends to predominate in academia (although it wasn't so terrible when I went and I was in the American South at the time, so that makes sense that it would be more tolerable). Still, no job and no sense of real purpose. Then again, what is a real purpose? And we all know that even a high-paying job usually brings misery.

Maybe I dodged a bullet. I like to think that I'm better off, although I may not be.
>> No. 30241 [Edit]
i'm a mentally ill neet with no hope of ever getting a job. i don't mind though. i don't mind dying alone. but i do wonder where all other neets went. feels like i'm the only neet left on the internet. it's pretty lonely
>> No. 30252 [Edit]
>>30241
I'm here. I think most NEETs don't blogpost much because, well, what is there to talk about outside of our hobbies? The lifestyle is the same routine year in and year out for most I'd assume.

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30170 No. 30170 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Iori's old hairstyle was better.
>> No. 30175 [Edit]
she will remain the anal queen for all eternity

god, those doujinshi were so good
>> No. 30189 [Edit]
What's wrong with the new one?
>> No. 30190 [Edit]
>>30189
It changes the whole vibe you get from her. Her new one is so plain, it doesn't go well with her personality.

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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. 30032 [Edit]
I've managed to get myself to dream about myself doing lewd things to the Gerudo girl in BoTW.
>> No. 30155 [Edit]
For some reason every dream I have now has some segment involving large passenger planes crashing, and they land closer and closer to me every time I dream. This time I was grazed by a turbine that shot out of an explosion from a nearby crash. When I was watching the GuP movie today I was startled by the cargo plane flying overhead. It might have something to do with living near a large airport, because I used to love planes.

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>> No. 30178 [Edit]
A had an absolutely bizarre dream, closely related to shitposting. I was at some rock concert with a bunch of girls from various anime, including this seasons eromanga sensei. The lead singer was a black dude, and when he was singing it caused all the girls present to orgasm. For some reason, I felt like I was being NTR'd. I think I need to take a break from the internet.
>> No. 30202 [Edit]
I had a dream where I was at some university-like place where there were a ton of students and stuff, and I was there with my mother for some reason. I sort of forgot what it was like when it seemed like a normal day, however, as soon as I got into the parking lot building thing, gigantic teeth, big enough to destroy buildings fell out of the sky. There was no chance for people under them to survive, unless they got lucky or were in a position to somehow move out of the way from these massive things. The teeth missed the building I was in by incredible chance as there were a few really, really close.

After realsing that the incident occurred, a scientist or someone that knew how to investigate this kind of phenomenon managed to figure out that the creature that these teeth fell out of was a really powerful, omnivorous creature that had to have its mouth sealed permanently as to not devour living things. Apparently, its favorite food happened to be chicken.

I then thought: "How does a creature without the ability to open its mouth or that technically does not have a mouth lose its teeth?" . This thought followed me throughout getting out of bed 5 minutes ago, and I believe that the scientist might also be a hack and a fraud.

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12292 No. 12292 hide watch 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. 30152 [Edit]
>>30147
Maybe people should stop being so fucking sensitive. Words really can't hurt you, and I'd much rather hear someone tell me honestly that they hate my guts and find me an annoyance than for them to lie or avoid the subject, trying to get rid of me some other way that only wastes both of our time. What's true is true, there's no point to getting upset about just knowing the truth. If someone hates me, or find something I do annoying, they aren't helping either of us by not saying it. And this goes even more if it was someone I was close to, if I had them. I'd much rather them tell me honestly if something was bothering them, then even if we don't work it out, we would at least be aware of how each other felt about it. And if the truth threatens to disrupt or destroy a system, that system isn't entitled to it's continued stability. I don't know, maybe I'm not making sense, but I can't see any downside to just saying what you really think unless you can't handle knowing that other people don't agree with you or think things you don't like. I'd honestly rather be shot in the face by someone who hated me than for someone who found me annoying to try to fuck me over in an underhand way.
>> No. 30163 [Edit]
"Word, that invisible dagger"
>> No. 30164 [Edit]
goatfinger is shit.
>> No. 30165 [Edit]
>>30152
>>30148
>>30146
As a pretty sensitive person, I agree. It's better to be direct than beat around the bush. Sometimes more offensive than to not be direct.

Also it's possible to tell the truth and not be a dick about it, people seem to forget that.

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24146 No. 24146 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
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. 30111 [Edit]
>>30110
While I agree it's an eyesore, within the context of this thread it seems harmless.
>> No. 30127 [Edit]
>>30110
I think we should keep 4chads users off of TC entirely. Its been over a decade since anyone but normalfags/failed normalfags have been on that site & yet it makes up the plurality of content here. Associating TC with 4chumps in any way only serves to attract posters who currently use that site. If you're going to discuss chad topics such as your love of 4chads epic memes or other topics related to 4chads then you are necessarily going to be attracting frog posters to TC. please don't. Just use 4chads to post 4chads topics or reddit or facebook or wherever you people go. I'm sure there is a instagraham hashtag for all of the "respect me because i'm such an oldfag of the internet" crowd or just go to the mall or something.
I have no idea why you people are so focused on posting your superb 4chumps anecdotes on an otaku website
>> No. 30143 [Edit]
I didn't go on 4chan until pretty late in the sites existence, but I think it was kind of a strange case where 4chan didn't really impact my life because I never had "a life" at any point in my childhood or late teens. I've been sitting inside alone since day one, I can't ever leave imageboards because I don't know anything else.
>> No. 30145 [Edit]
I still like /out/ and /toy/. /ck/ is pretty funny sometimes but makes me too hungry to browse.

oh and I'm a 2007 newfag shoop da whoop

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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. 30132 [Edit]
Why do people like Steve Jobs so much? People act like he's some revolutionary hero who changed the world and idolize him as such. Far as I know he was just the face of a company that produced overpriced fashionable electronics designed for morons.
>> No. 30141 [Edit]
Is death the end? What happens to our personalities, our memories, our thoughts, our feelings, our experiences and our sentience when we die?
>> No. 30142 [Edit]
>>30141
I don't believe in gods in the traditional sense or an afterlife, but I do sometimes wonder if our consciousness is like an electrical field or something and our mind lives on after our body dies.
>> No. 30144 [Edit]
>>30141
They simply die with your brain, presumably.

I would like to believe in the concept of a soul or something similar, but I honestly doubt anything like it exists.

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29718 No. 29718 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who are/where your role models?
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>> No. 30130 [Edit]
>>29749
I disagree, I'm the best!
>> No. 30134 [Edit]
Kenshiro and Guts.

I can't be entirely sure if there are more since my mind is as scattered as a box full of puchidol. I do know that I was definitely inspired by a couple more, but I feel that these two have definitely had a sizable impact on me.
>> No. 30138 [Edit]
i admire >>29749 -sama
>> No. 30140 [Edit]
My adopted grandfather, the only man left in my family with a clue regarding finances and frugality. His only major fault is having been so laid back, so hands off. So now nobody has a clue what they're doing.

While stereotypical, I really admire Nikola Tesla. The schizoid in me connects with his desire to just invent shit in his lab away from other people.

From history I admire a lot of people. Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Jackson, Caesar Augustus, Agrippa. There's more but they escape me at the moment.

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No. 29969 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
The internet as a whole is in decadence. I mean, there were always retards doing stupid stuff but this is getting out of control.
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30089
>>29971
>> No. 30091 [Edit]
What?

>>30089
What?!?
>> No. 30093 [Edit]
>>30089
nice
>> No. 30125 [Edit]
>>30093
thanks

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