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29398 No. 29398 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you hate pizza?
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>> No. 30775 [Edit]
I only hate it when retards dump a salad on it.
>> No. 30776 [Edit]
>>30775
Vegetarian pizza is preferable, in my case. This is despite me eating meat regularly. Am I special?
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30781
I don't care what people put on their pizza as long as I can enjoy my own.
>> No. 30794 [Edit]
>>30776
Special needs maybe.

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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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>> No. 30685 [Edit]
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I stayed at a place for a while that had these scratches behind the shower door.
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A cute lizard I saw today.
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While wifi leaching at a near by Carl's jr this bee was trying to get out through the window next to me.

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30724 No. 30724 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever met otakus from other cultures?
What were they like?
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>> No. 30728 [Edit]
>>30724
Pretty much what >>30725 said: Otakus all over the world as mostly the same.
>>30725
>forgive me talking as if anime/video game otaku are an homogeneous group
We pretty much are though. Sure, there's different tastes and hundreds of variation, but it's still the same group that gravitates towards the same general things. For example, I've never heard of otaku that shun all anime except those that contain 3D and/or cgi.
>> No. 30731 [Edit]
>>30728
>For example, I've never heard of otaku that shun all anime except those that contain 3D and/or cgi.
You could say a guy that is obsessed with western video games but hates everything Japanese (I've read posts of some people who seem to fall into that category, may the reasons be rational or not) is still an otaku as long as he has a big knowledge about them and they're a major part of his life, if not the main focus.
>> No. 30732 [Edit]
>>30731
>You could say a guy that is obsessed with western video games but hates everything Japanese... is still an otaku
Do you mean a westerner (America, Europe, Russia, etc.) or Japanese? If the former, why would anyone call him and otaku? If the latter, then it's more likely they'd call them a gamer why "otaku" would be reserved as more of an insult.
>> No. 30733 [Edit]
>>30732
I was going by the Japanese definition of the word, like how they use lolicon for pedophile. Probably should have clarified.

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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. 30718 [Edit]
The more you feel, the less you think.
The more you think, the less you feel for others.
>> No. 30720 [Edit]
>>30713
Wasn't the problem's sole purpose was to determine whether you would actively sacrifice one person to save five others? Stuff like screaming to warn them or other realistic ways to solve the problems (like yours) weren't actually asked, I think.

>>30714
>what kills utilitarianism for me is the simplicity of it
The main rule of it is simple, yes but its application can be complicated as fuck. Utilitarians do consider stuff like age, expected life span, use for others.
They would have to save the child. If there aren't other situation-changing aspects, you would have to sacrifice the person you love for the strangers and it would be your duty if you were an utilitarian. Crack whores are interesting because you would have to ask how long they'll live if they don't change their ways, what contribution they give to the greater good etc. and compare it to the same of that upstanding citizen.
Also probably funny for some is that you'd have to do nothing if the one person was a doctor or something similar and would save more than five lives.

In my opinion utilitarianism (or rather consequentialism) still makes the most sense but yeah, you do have a point with most people only caring about the people/groups close to them and the idealistic image they have of humans. As I see it that's not a problem with utilitarianism but rather with humanity itself. Like with probably every other ethical theory they have to make a system which proposes someone with a way to do the right thing and if everyone started following it, it would make the world a lot better.
I mean what (reasonable) ethical system could you possibly create if you take most people's nature into account?
>> No. 30727 [Edit]
>>30720
>Wasn't the problem's sole purpose was to determine whether you would actively sacrifice one person to save five others?
Indeed. It's pointless to think of other solutions because it's not part of the exercise.
>> No. 30908 [Edit]
I like to imagine what life would be like if dinos still existed. Maybe dinosaur meat would be popular, I suppose it must taste a little like chicken. Maybe knights would ride dinosaurs rather than horses into battle. Texan rodeos would feature cowboys riding dinos rather than bulls. Maybe there could be domesticated breeds of dinos, meant to be pets and/or livestock.

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29153 No. 29153 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about IRC and other chat services like discord
Do you use them? I think it would be cool if I found one where I could jump in and casually talk about things like the game I'm playing right now, but so far I haven't
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>> No. 30712 [Edit]
IRC was really nice. I believe only Freenode is active and growing (slowly) nowadays though, which is saddening.
>> No. 30719 [Edit]
IRC is not that bad.

Discord, though... after witnessing a couple myself, and also founding my own this software is a minefield of circlejerks, facebook memes and bizarre community conflicts. It may be possible to occasionally find decent places in it, but overall its design with trivially created servers and system of invites breeds mostly splintered messes of incestual cliques on a scale and frequency that IRC can't even compare to.
>> No. 30721 [Edit]
>>30719

So your own server turned into this? Maybe you invited the wrong people then. (You can make it so only you can invite people if that's a problem) The thing with discords built in meme messages, this is annoying as fuck. I wish they would get rid of this and make it more professional.

If you go looking for other servers on google or something yeah you're only going to find normie crap. And discord does attract more of these people because of how it's marketed and since it's more user friendly, but it's not like you have to interact with these people.

>minefield of circlejerks

IRC and imageboards are full of this. IRC is less normies but the communities are full of their own sub cultural circlejerks even if it's anti-normie ones.

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>> No. 30723 [Edit]
>>30721
No, my own one's still relatively clean, but others aren't so lucky. Poor management / incompetence to invite bullshit with excess channel splitting (whatever happened to having one channel, IRC-style, to keep things more focused?), emotes, polls and the other cool features makes the good old days of limited technology seem better by comparison, without all this new crap to ruin your discussion quality with.

It's true that circlejerks are everywhere but I've not managed to encounter the "hivemind spread across 10 servers for eceleb whoring" thing outside Discord, at least with imageboards or IRC channels there's usually only a couple of boards or channels dedicated to a particular group, but the Discord rabbit hole reaches far and wide. Maybe it's just Discord being that much bigger.

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30695 No. 30695 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are you interested in? In the sense of a deeper understanding, like film composition, character design, politics, science, sociology, that sort of thing? And why?
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>> No. 30699 [Edit]
>>30697
>seems like there is almost no interest in that topic here anymore.
I have no idea what to talk about.
>> No. 30700 [Edit]
>>30699
You just say what your thoughts and opinions are on things you've recently seen, post screen caps, or comment on things you feel are worth commenting on. You can also get anal and chew other people out for saying things you don't like or agree with, or for asking stupid questions like many others here.
>> No. 30703 [Edit]
>>30697
Be the change you want to see?
>> No. 30704 [Edit]
>>30700
Oh, hey, that's what I do.

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30639 No. 30639 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
My mentally abusive, alleged "father" threw a remote control hard at me, this evening. Before that, I said that even his favourite mainstream media outlet SVT has said that basically no migrants have gotten jobs, recently (or "newly arrived" as they creepily are called, here, to explain to Swedes that they are here to forever stay and replace us); either because they haven't been qualified or don't want any, as their article said. He immediately came up with some migrant that had changed tires on his car, the other day, and that he worked "far more effectively" than the others around him. I said I would rather have seen that that job had gone to someone from here (they automatically get jobs as all Nordics now are consider second-grade people, by the state, but he's too unintelligent to get that, despite that it's been said it will be done by those he has voted in). Then when he realized I was right, he as usual started to point out how worthless I am. I pointed out that it's hard to get back to life when you have been harassed to despair by the psychiatry (he, by the way, has several times commended the worst of those psychiatrists and said "he only wanted to help me" and that my life would be good if I had listened (they wanted to commit me, give me ECT and antipsychotics, mainly for wearing "odd clothes" (normal, nowadays), being a vegetarian and wanting to become a farmer)). He said something nasty I can't remember so I said I would be better off dead. He said something like "die then," to which I replied that I actually think I might have breast cancer so maybe I will (I've realized I have faint, wide lumps where they shouldn't be, on my chest, that definitely aren't fat lumps). Then he threw the controller on me and stormed off. Then he returned, saying that if I don't stop being a "fascist" and change my attitude, he will send me out of the house. If he does that, I won't have my only reason of living, anymore; our dog.

I've decided to try to go mute in order to not speak with him. I prayed as hard as I could that he would die, but so far, none of those prayers have been listened to. Just further proof that no good god exists. I'll talk as little as possible with my mom, too, as he feels provoked when I ta
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>> No. 30655 [Edit]
>>30647
Well.... war is never nice, though. Even if you'd get to kill all who would deserve it, lots of terrible, nightmarish stuff would happen along the way. One can only, well, attempt to pray that it won't be that bad....

Oh, the day after, he acted like nothing had happened, the day before. Even was in a good mood. I'm not sure if he understands how much damage he is doing to me, mentally... and his behaviour is just making me get even more extreme. Of course, he has no idea of deeper views of mine... his view of a "fascist" is someone who doesn't want immigration. Kind of odd how he not once talks about rescuing the persecuted Boer in South Africa or the fact that Poland has taken in lots of *actual* refugees from Ukraine. He just repeats the official EU narrative, like a parrot. It's kind of odd how he's become so politically correct, because before I realized how lied to I have been, throughout the years, he was the one who kept talking about how migrants are a problem. It's almost as if he feels I "stole his thing" so now he needs to think the opposite to what he previously did.

>>30643
Yes, although their view of me was incorrect. However, I did end up getting free money after getting harassed so badly by the psychiatry.... they ruined my life, so I'm not the slightest bit thankful for it. And I do have an apartment but I hate being there. At least at home, there is our dog and my mom. I really should just get a storage place for the stuff in my apartment and move out.... even if it'd have to be back home. If I'd just stop talking anything political with him, and never responding to anything he says that I disagree with, it should be fine..

>>30649
Yeah, all artists need to be medicated, in their view. They'd really have loved to "correct" Nikola Tesla, too.

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>> No. 30657 [Edit]
>>30655
Not him but about war... "Lots of terrible, nightmarish stuff" is already my life. It could get worse with war but not by much and every day I care less.
>> No. 30658 [Edit]
I feel you anon. My mom is similar to your father, plus she drinks. She doesn't throw stuff at me but she threw a brick into my window once. For me the only thing that works is not talking to her at all and avoid her as much as I can.

>>if I don't stop being a "fascist" and change my attitude, he will send me out of the house

Can he actually do that? I mean what's the law in your country about this and who owns the house, your mom or him? Is your apartment stable / paid for on the long term? If yes, then maybe you should just move and visit your mom and your dog when he is not at home. And before anything else certainly go and see a doctor.
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>>30655
>Well.... war is never nice, though.
Sure, but getting a influenza injection isn't either, but it's best to get it done. And war will really test my limits, I want to know just what I can acheive when pushed.
Nobody really deserves to die, though I sure would like certain groups exterminated, but that doesn't mean they deserve it, it's just what personally think is best and I wouldn't grieve over their removal.

>I'm not sure if he understands how much damage he is doing to me, mentally... and his behaviour is just making me get even more extreme
Yeah, sounds like mine. I've concluded he must be a sort of psycopath, since clearly he is unable to process other's emotions.
Best advice I can give is to just stop talking to him.

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30392 No. 30392 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you ever feel strange things from inanimate objects?

I don't like to look at my Rosalina amiibos or have them next to my computer much because I can actually feel hatred coming from them.
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>> No. 30411 [Edit]
Everything has some type of soul in some form or another.
>> No. 30630 [Edit]
Always have the feeling that when I'm looking at someone's eyes in a photograph, they can see me looking at them. They can look at me in their thoughts like I look at them on the photograph or something.
I know it actually doesn't work like that but I can't shake that feeling off.

Also try to act as good as possible (not talking to myself, being carefully hygienic etc) when in front of either an 2D image, figure or doll. So pretty much all the time when I'm in my room (not bathroom/kitchen). Unfortunately not more than that. I would probably get more out of it, if I treated them like real persons (talking to them/feeling close to them) instead of this half-assed way.
>> No. 30652 [Edit]
>They can look at me in their thoughts like I look at them on the photograph or something.
Religious ikons that are in all my relatives house and in every classroom when I was in primary school have always made me uneasy. It didn't help that we were always told they were watching us.
>> No. 30656 [Edit]
Hatred, dread, being watched sounds like schizo.
Acting in specific ways to keep your stuff happy sounds like OCD.
At least it's similar to what I heard from other crazies at psych ward.

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>> No. 30452 [Edit]
Drive recklessly at night, and watch slice of life/cute girls doing cute things types of anime.
>> No. 30610 [Edit]
I read a lot
while reading i engulf myself completely with comfyness and good feelings
Its the thing i enjoy the most
>> No. 30612 [Edit]
anime watching and discussion
>> No. 30617 [Edit]
I sometimes watch asmr, that's relaxing.

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30324 No. 30324 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you gone outside lately? Did something terrible happen? Post it here so the rest of us can learn to avoid similar situations or just to remind people not to go out. No photos please.

Yesterday I went out and numerous strangers attempted to make eye contact with me as I walked down the sidewalk. It was awful, I knew that if I acknowledged their existence there was a risk of further interaction, so I deftly avoided it by looking at other things.
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>> No. 30589 [Edit]
>>30584
Asuka. I really, really didn't like her on the first viewing of NGE, but when watching EoE I realized that I empathized with her a lot. I guess I developed a feeling of connection to her that I felt with no other character, not even Shinji.
>> No. 30592 [Edit]
>>30589
It is said that people you hate generally have traits that you yourself have and subconsciously dislike/deny, thereby hating them is a defence-mechanism to protect your ego.
>> No. 30593 [Edit]
As I was walking down the street, I passed a group of people, one of whom asked me if I "smoke weed fam". Being talked to by a stranger is bad enough already! I said "n-no thanks" and continued on. This is sadly quite a common occurrence where I live. I hope this post isn't against the rules, sorry if it is.
>> No. 30594 [Edit]
>>30572
"It's your own fault", favorite of Ford Motor Company chauffeurs throughout millennia. As bullshit today as it was 2.5k years ago but you can't go wrong with that classic.
>>30592
That is often said. By idiots who like to think that even those who hate them are secretly on their side.

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30586 No. 30586 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>Studying is hard.
>Games are hard.
>Sports are boring and hard.
>Talking to people is nice but tough without any hobbies of my own it gets exhausting and I'm too lazy to do it sometimes.
>Movies are awful and I hate them, mostly American movies, they fucking suck.
>American TV is boring as shit and even difficult to sit through. I really don't want to waste even a millisecond of my boring life on some faggot ass Big Bang Theory shit.
>Anime is boring and kind of painful because it's just about a bunch of preteen/teen kids that did cool stuff I wanted to do but never could.
>Manga is the same thing.
>LNs are unavailable to me because I can't reading moonrunes and I don't wanna learn.
>Internet went to shit after normals flooded the place for some dumb reason.
>Cooking is kind of nice.
>Going outside is nice too because there are no memes in a nature park or a Chick-Fil-A. It's so refreshing.
>Art is hard to do right but I try.
>I have to pay money to even think.

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>> No. 30588 [Edit]
Well all I ever really wanted out of life was to go on adventures and have superpowers and explore the galaxy so I feel you OP. I hate thinking that I'm going to die having never experienced my dream.
>> No. 30591 [Edit]
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'Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.'
>> No. 30715 [Edit]
Art is very powerful. You should try to create, even just as an outlet.

I have a lot of thoughts on the subject but I'll leave it at this: I believe that some form of the meaning we simultaneously created and were torn away from through our birth exists in art, in your own self-expression. Even if it's just for your own consumption, it's still cathartic and liberating. "Music is everything. God himself is nothing more than an acoustic hallucination." - Emil Cioran

I find fulfillment through that mainly. It's one of very few things I don't regard as tedious or depressing.

It's my treasure and a reason for tomorrow to happen.

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