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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. 35374 [Edit]
>>35373
A good artist can crank out nice looking stuff within half an hour at most. Not every art piece has to be a give it your all.
>> No. 35375 [Edit]
>>35374
They could do rough line art in that time but it takes much longer for a fully done character and then longer still if you want a background or a more complex scene.
>> No. 35400 [Edit]
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35400
Why does most imageboard software use MySQL instead of PostgreSQL?
>> No. 35401 [Edit]
>>35400
I'm just guessing, but it's probably a legacy of the main php-based imageboards needing to run on shared hosting sites, and mysql seems to be a more popular offering there.

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32371 No. 32371 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I miss the days when fan subs were still a real thing.
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>> No. 35395 [Edit]
>>35394
The best way is combining exposure with self study.

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>> No. 35396 [Edit]
>>35394
Unless you go to Japan I don't see how you can accomplish that.
>> No. 35397 [Edit]
>>35396
The internet is pretty good for it. Lots of places to find Japanese writings and audio.
>> No. 35398 [Edit]
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>>35397
Sure, but that's not exactly "forced to use it in real world practical settings". And then there's the kanji, if you don't grind it you're just going to see walls of text everywhere, exposure or not. I learned english by exposure in all facets of my life including work and I still have an awful level after too many years, I just can't imagine doing the same with japanese considering it's phonetics and writing system.
Maybe she's right after all.

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29712 No. 29712 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For me it's this.
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>> No. 29717 [Edit]
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>>29716
Beat me to it, opened the thread in a new tab to post it, then I forgot about it for a couple of hours, heh. Long skirts are really good.

>>29714
This is very nice, too.
>> No. 29724 [Edit]
Dark blue
The top part is short and the skirt is calf-length
white trim and bow and ankle socks or black stockings with loafers
>> No. 35390 [Edit]
Oarai Girls High's Se-la-fuku
>> No. 35391 [Edit]
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>>35390
White & Green.

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29608 No. 29608 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
/ot/ could just as easily stand for "on topic"
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>> No. 29678 [Edit]
So what topic are we on then?
>> No. 29687 [Edit]
>>29678
looks like anime girls to me
>> No. 29741 [Edit]
I like oppai.
>> No. 35389 [Edit]
Oh pie! Old ๐žน!
https://twitter.com/vostok01_ms
https://twitter.com/yatteyattaze

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35362 No. 35362 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Shougi. Let's play shougi. Let's talk about shougi. I think it's harder than chess.
https://syougi.qinoa.com/ja/game/

Basic rules
https://genedavissoftware.com/shogi-rules/
Intro to castles
https://genedavissoftware.com/the-big-three-shogi-castles/
Rudimentary strategy
http://gambiter.com/shogi/Shogi_strategy_and_tactics.html
Essential tactics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogi_tactics
Essential principles
http://www.shogi.net/kakugen/
Mating problems
http://www.shogi.net/rjhare/#tsume
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>> No. 35363 [Edit]
Do you know any good shougi video games?
>> No. 35364 [Edit]
>>35363
The first link is a pretty nice web-computer ai with different levels. Piyoshogi is a really nice mobile app.
>> No. 35365 [Edit]
Here's a quick comparison of chess vs shogi rules:
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnushogi/manual/Differences-between-shogi-and-chess.html

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35335 No. 35335 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is nerd/otaku culture materialistic? In tech related boards, the amount of discussion about consumer goods is always consistently high. People feel the need to be elitist about stuff like calculator models or laptop models. Exhaulting the benefits thinkpads have other other laptops (i'm typing this on a thinkpad myself) and stuff like that. When you think about it though, isn't it all just plastic crap? These are just tools, it'll all be dust one day, so why obsess over it? Whatever works works. Why waste money and space on decorations either? Why is it necessary to express your enthusiasm for things by buying stuff that takes space? Is materialism and an obsession with physical products and collection an inherent part of these cultures?

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>>35338
It's not that hard to understand. We like cute things. The normal world and the things in it aren't usually cute. Having cute things around improves the general mood. Personally having figures of certain characters makes me feel like someone I like is there looking for me. I also like robots because they look cool. It's just nice to return from the normal world and see all that conforming your own microcosmos and bringing good memories. It's an human impulse from old, the ancients liked to have sculptures or pieces of art around, this is pretty much the same.
>> No. 35340 [Edit]
>>35339
Maybe. I never saw it that way. I think a figurine would remind me that it's not real. When they're behind a screen, I feel distanced enough to believe in and feel for them. They look alive because they move and speak and fit in their wold. A figurine though would take me out of that. If they're a product, mass produced for consumption and made out of artifical substances, they can't be alive. Well, whatever.
>> No. 35341 [Edit]
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>>35340
I feel quite the opposite about it. I like articulated ones so I not only can touch them but pose them or try new accesories. It's an interaction you don't have with anime or manga, if something it makes the characters feel more real. There can be mass produced but there's still some artesany on them, they are detailed, painting is hand made and you can display them in creative ways.
And let's not talk about plastic kits, you can build them and if you like more, personalize them in any way you can imagine.
I want to get into dolls some day, I see them as the ultimate physical experience; you create them following your tastes, you can make clothes for them or buy hand made clothes from others so you have infinite variety, you can take them outside and they almost feel and look like real.
>> No. 35342 [Edit]
> In tech related boards, the amount of discussion about consumer goods is always consistently high
I think that's just 4/g/ (since a large userbase is going to devolve into what's most accessible for the general population and that's consumerism.). Lainchan's programming board is more focused, and >>/navi/ has had a lot of good quality discussions.

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33435 No. 33435 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Post progress you've made, tutorials you've found, helpful images you have, advice, anything related to lucid dreaming.
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>> No. 35275 [Edit]
>>35274
Still, you already got more than me in decades.
Everytime I got a lucid dream I turned it into an erotic dream before waking up, like an irrepressible impulse. And I feel ashamed about it, I would like to think I'm not some sort of monkey but I guess I'm.
>> No. 35276 [Edit]
>>35275
Isn't that a sort of half-lucidity? "acknowledging" you are dreaming but still not acting with awareness?
>> No. 35279 [Edit]
>>35276
Could be that, I also heard it's not the same to be conscious that you are dreaming than dreaming you are conscious that you are dreaming, but how can you even figure the difference? I used reality tests and all that, they worked for some time I think.
But it could also be that I'm just a disgusting horny monkey.
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Half-lucidity is completely different from actually having a lucid dream. Also on the thought of fear, if you wanna astral project and even lucid dream it's very important to erase it, at least during the time you will be asleep.

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34798 No. 34798 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which theme do you use on tohno-chan? I like vndb as I tend to browse at night and bright themes hurt my eyes in the dark, but sometimes I switch to Pseud0ch for the comfy textboard vibe. How bout you?

Imageboards themselves are otaku culture so this counts.
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>> No. 34947 [Edit]
>>34945
> using an userstyle to change the theme to pseud0ch or vndb.
You don't need a userstyle you can do it purely via a userscript that sets the cookie if it doesn't exist.
>> No. 35326 [Edit]
pseud0ch because I like bricks.
>> No. 35329 [Edit]
Much like the others, I use the default because of auto-deleting cookies, but I'm quite fond of the Lain one.
>> No. 35399 [Edit]
>>34806
Same here, I like this one so I don't mind at all.

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34738 No. 34738 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Why is whenever people compare Anime to cartoons normalfags always end up with something like "What about Disney?" or "Disney inspired Anime"?

Are they blind? look at this production cel of a feature Disney movie, even seasonal Anime has better production values overall, also did is the claim that Anime = Disney bullshit? Dinsey only inspired Osamu Tezuka to a dregree with fucking Bambi of all things, that cant account for all anime.
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>> No. 35300 [Edit]
>>34777
I think it's simply due to a difference in goals and aims. The Japanese seem to desire to take the real world and polish it into something as beautiful as possible whereas the west wants to take the world and exaggerate it and parody it as much as possible to the point it becomes grotesque. Body types are a good example of this, an anime body is usually drawn in a way that would work and be attractive in real life or at least would very nearly work, but western art exaggerates it to the point where it would not work and would be disgusting, indeed it's disgusting even as art.
>> No. 35301 [Edit]
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>>35300
I think there's great western art, just see the french who sometimes were greatly appreciated by the japanese. So it has to be something else;
Maybe it's because animated art it's depreciated in the west, maybe it's an american thing or maybe it's a thing related to our days of cultural decadence. Personally I don't understand most modern cartoon aesthetics, like how all CG movies use the same generic, ugly style. Maybe we're just degenerating.
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>>35301
I asked my parents once what they thought about animation and why animation can't have more adult themes. Their response was to keep insisting that animation inherently had less "weight" to it and they can't take it seriously or feel immersed in what they're watching unless it's live action. When I asked how come Japanese people can make and appreciate more mature animation, my mom said it was an aberration and that it's because they're "children at heart".

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>> No. 35312 [Edit]
>>35302
Today you wouldn't hear that too often about animation, but still similar things about particular genres, countries, or entire media like videogames.
I think it all can be resumed in "old dog doesn't learn new tricks" with some inherent racism.
Also what you said made me remember of the old "how you can fap to that? it's just a cartoon".

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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. 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.
>> No. 35296 [Edit]
>>34491
Just a group of small (dead) imageboards who conspired to take down the remnants of 8chan and scoop up their users. It was an incredibly retarded plan that never would have worked and their plot was eventually exposed by the owner of Julay.world.
>> No. 35311 [Edit]
>>34491
It was a thing centered around spacechan, getting jealous or scared or otherwise touchy about 420chan having the second highest popularity after 4skin. And so, seeing how 420 had quite a noticeable commited contingent of communists on its /pol/ (when it was there) or elsewhere, they wanted to have a distinct rival to all that.

So, spacechan did manage to actually muster a higher traffic /b/ than 420, naturally together with not having many other boards, in contrast to 420 where the users simply constantly ignored those boards and just posted on /high/ with grumbles that the other boards are to slow and shouldn't exist on "a board with only 50 users". But spacechan went to shit though, apparently due to one or two cohorts of "anallockman" flooding endless tranny pics, or some stuff very close, shortly after 420chan had axed its porn boards.

Oh yeah, 420 is of course is where the original transsexuality chan board, very ironically labelled /cd/, arose, until it tanked basically right upon the introduction of /lgbt/, which itself had some horrendously dramawhoring headcases, such as "Kayla".

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzLBf7l5G-g&feature=youtu.be

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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35074
>>34940
Gatsu getsu no difference.
Just don't call madotsuki madogatsu and you're fine.
t. ็ช“ๆœˆ
>> No. 35075 [Edit]
>>35074
There's definetly cases where ใŒใค is preferred over ใ’ใค and vice versa, like ๏ผ–ๆœˆ๏ผˆใ‚ใใŒใค๏ผ‰ and ๆœˆๆ›œๆ—ฅ๏ผˆใ’ใคใ‚ˆใ†ใณ๏ผ‰. Also, Madotsuki's name is ็ช“ไป˜ใ, not ็ช“ๆœˆ.
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>>35075
new years eve is ใŠๆญฃๆœˆ - ใŠใ—ใ‚‡ใ†ใŒใค - oh shyo ga tsu. the biggest pain in the ass for me is the vowel extension ใ†. If you forget one, the ime wont know what you want.
>> No. 35295 [Edit]
The fact that ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ  can be written as ไฝ“, ่บซไฝ“ or ่บฐ is confusing me.

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