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36728 No. 36728 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you think it's possible to feel nostalgic for things you've never personally experienced?
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>> No. 36736 [Edit]
The closest term I know of to that feeling is saudade, though nostalgia doesn't require personal experience to be felt.
>> No. 36741 [Edit]
One of my main methods of escapism was being nostalgic for particular periods I wasn't alive in.
>> No. 36743 [Edit]
But of course. Case and point:
>> No. 36744 [Edit]
Saudade is one of my favorite words/emotions. It complements nicely with the "mono no aware."

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36360 No. 36360 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever had anything you like be ruined in some way for you? What was it? How or why was it ruined?
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>> No. 36466 [Edit]
The Norse. I was quite interested in them when I was younger but over the last probably 5 years or more they have gone through such a butchering in every portrayal of them in every media(well actually maybe not anime so much) that they have become a joke. Nowadays every Viking in every game or movie is covered in tattoos, has a weird half shaved hair cut and wears something that I don't even know that I can describe what it is meant to be. It's just dumb, people pic these small details and then blow them out of proportion to being something that it never was, the Norse didn't even have a word for Tattoo and no contemporary European source ever mentions them having them, the only source to mention the is an Arab travelor talking about one group of Rus during a funeral ceremony, and the word he uses may not even actually refer to Tattos, it could be paint. Yet now every Viking looks like they come from some heavy metal band.
>> No. 36670 [Edit]
Coffee. Ruined by gate-keeping hipsters.
>> No. 36671 [Edit]
I've been playing the god of war reboot recently and yeah I noticed that. They really do look like a bunch of skin heads.
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36456 No. 36456 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your favorite dere?
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>> No. 36611 [Edit]
Yandere. What could be more romantic than someone willing to lovingly eviscerate you?
>> No. 36617 [Edit]
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Yanderes. A girl so devoted to the extent of violent obsession is not only romantic, but it helps me believe that the yandere herself isn't some whore who switches between guys at the same speed as her heartrate. The violent obsession is an exciting kind of romantic. I don't know of any character like this, but a yandere school shooter girl would be my favorite. A guilty pleasure of mine is the works of Aosore's JC-chan. That's how I feel yanderes should be at minimum, punishing infractions with violence. The appeal of a cute girl spilling someone else's blood is very strong, especially if it's deserved. One of my favorite things about yanderes is when their eyes glow in the dark. Few things, for me, communicate so effectively the danger and insanity they hold. Blood and dead bodies spilled everywhere like a pressurized ketchup bottle someone accidentally stepped on obviously communicates it well and probably more clearly than anything else a yandere could do but glowing eyes communicates it so cleanly, so effectively. If you see a girl's eyes glow in the dark, you know something is off about her. At that point she doesn't need the knife, the blood, the victims, or anything else, all you need is the eyes. Not to mention, the intimidation is very enticing.
I would like dere-deres but I don't think I would trust them very much and I can't think of many examples I've seen in anime.
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My problem with yanderes is that they generally aren't interested in genuine reciprocation. It's common for them to project things onto their subject of obsession and never listen to what they have to say. Being understood by and having a real conversation with someone cognitevely imparied like that doesn't seem like it would be easy. They're also likely to pointlessly put themselves in danger, which would logically lead to them getting hurt or killed. I guess manic behavior also doesn't appeal to me because it reminds me a lot of unreasonable, hysterical women.

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>> No. 36625 [Edit]
I think partners ignoring each other and projecting what they want to hear is a common problem with all relationships, yandere or not. I think depending on the type of yandere, some might obsess over every word you say and go above and beyond to grant your every wish. Unfortunately, that type of yandere seems to be uncommon and generally over shadowed by the more delusional violent and psychotic types.

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33825 No. 33825 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What would you do if the world got fucked? A calamity which doesn't kill everyone, but severely disrupts the going ons of the world. I'm asking just in general and for a more specific scenario. If the yellow stone super volcano erupts, the entirety of North America would become completely uninhabitable and the released smoke would affect the entire planet in varying degrees of severity.

There would be very little warning, but probably enough to go somewhere if you're lucky. Your two main options would either be South America, where it would be warm but you'd have to deal with many locals and other refugees, or East Asia, where you could manage to stay alive, but it would be extremely cold. Or you could just die.

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>> No. 36598 [Edit]
>2020 in a nutshell.
That would be: much ado about nothing, annoying neurotics screeching 24/7.
>> No. 36600 [Edit]
I'm close enough to yellow stone that it going off might kill me or at the very least turn this area into a hellscape.
Because of covid panic buying which I'm not exactly proud of, I've still got months of food and water in an RV, a lot of miscellaneous tools & supplies, along with a good quality AR and crossbow. I've got solar panels and plenty of batteries but haven't wired them into place yet.
>> No. 36612 [Edit]
You know it's not going to happen right?
>> No. 36613 [Edit]
Probably not in our life time, no. I just like to think it's best to be prepaid for whatever might happen.

"It's better to have things you don't need, than to need things you don't have" - Some graboid hunter.

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34658 No. 34658 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I find that I'm far more interested in the prototypes for stories, games, and characters than I am in the final product. There's just always something, some element of a prototype that stands out to me as being more raw and interesting than its final, polished form. Characters that are toned down and made softer, designs that are widened and modernized to eliminate the influence of older popular fashion, music that has the original hard edges replaced with some sort of smoothing beat. Every final product just feels so watered down, as if products have to be more bland to be palatable to the average person. Does anyone else feel this way?
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Then it might interest you that the prototypes for the 1st and 2nd gen Pokemon games were recently leaked:
>> No. 34737 [Edit]
That does interest me, I like especially the older pokemon games.
>> No. 34744 [Edit]
If you're into worldbuilding definitely read Ursula K Le Guin's Always Coming Home.
>> No. 36496 [Edit]
When it comes to Anime, one of the critiques I always see is that the stories often start off with an interesting premise but, for some reason, the writers fail in execution. Perhaps the reason why you're often more drawn to the prototype is because the prototype is legitimately more interesting than the final product.

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36417 No. 36417 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How many of you have read through some of TC's archives to any degree? What were your favorite board's archives to read through? What were your favorite posts? Did you ever feel tempted to make a thread that one of them covered from years ago because you wanted to see what modern TC's users thought compared to back then, because you wanted more discussion, or any other reason? And for the question I want to ask most: what did you think about the Tohno-chan of that time? Please share anything and everything you think about it, I would love to read it all.
I've read many archived posts from /mai/ and /ot/. Sometimes I go back and read them again when I'm bored and more than enough time has passed for me to forget what I read. One thing I find myself not forgetting is the impression I get from earlier posts. While I prefer not to normally state my opinions in the OP as they relate to the topic, I sometimes feel like older Tohno-chan was more fun and friendly. People could funpost and nobody had a problem with it and questions had more variety. Somehow I can feel less restraint from the topics and content of those old posts. It's like anons back then were always happy to be away from the shit that was taking over the internet at the time but they weren't on-edge about it following them here. I suppose that just comes with the general environment the internet had. It's a little sad to imagine that nobody back then knew how bad things would get but it's reassuring to know they could enjoy themselves back in those dreamlike days.
As I progress from the very early posts to one that came much later I feel like depression really started to set in for many anons. Be it because their lives got progressively worse, they couldn't ignore the pain anymore, or because the more upbeat members left and negative ones took their places, I don't know. Regardless of the reason, it's sad to watch the general mood change over time to something I always considered unsavory and was never fond of in Tohno-chan even in the best of times. Maybe it was always like this and it would be clearly spelled out for me if I decided to read the /so/ archives, which I won't do because /so/ is already poison for the soul, I don't need more of that, but I can't help but remember the general loss of humor and what h
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>> No. 36434 [Edit]
I think there's a bit more to it than that.
Negative attitudes can be infectious, depressed people might drag others down with them to have some company. Likewise, sometimes acting happy and keeping a positive attitude can have a lasting effect on an unhappy person.
>> No. 36435 [Edit]
I don't come here to fill the role of someones therapist.
>> No. 36437 [Edit]
>spelled out for me if I decided to read the /so/ archives
/so/ has never really struck me as a particularly "depressing" board. Yes it's certainly not all smiles and optimism, but that doesn't mean it's an endless gloom pit either. What's discussed there feels raw and human, and above all most of the posts are of a constructive nature – rather than falling into the pit of wallowing in self-despair as other such places have fallen prey to. Even if you don't usually take to the "ronery" atmosphere, given the presence of topics such as the "random memories" one (kudos to the OP to who created that; I've enjoyed the momentary glimpses into others' lives), maybe you could instead view it as encompassing something like "saudade."
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>How many of you have read through some of TC's archives to any degree?
I've read just a little.
>What were your favorite board's archives to read through? What were your favorite posts?
I haven't read that much, so nothing really stands out that much, most of what I've read was /ot/ and /ma/.
>Did you ever feel tempted to make a thread that one of them covered from years ago because you wanted to see what modern TC's users thought compared to back then, because you wanted more discussion, or any other reason?
I'm the one who made the Prison School thread on /ma/. I just made to talk about it, nothing more. The manga wasn't concluded at the time, so the threads are different.
Personally, I don't see much point in reading the archives like that, I am pleased with the website as it is, and I believe even now there's a dreamlike quality to it, no matter how nightmarish things may seem at the moment, some years from now I think most users will look back to this era and also remember it fondly. Most users from the dreamlike past, didn't felt dreamlike at the time, it will be time that will show to us the happiness we could not perceive.
Oh, and tell Maki to stop smoking and get some rest.

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31113 No. 31113 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You are on death row and you get one last meal. What will it be?
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Indonesian nasi
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Soft fluffy jiggly cheesecake
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Seafood paella

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36012 No. 36012 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Describe 2020 to someone living in 2010
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>> No. 36029 [Edit]
2020 is overhated. A little pestilence here and some civil unrest there and people act like the world is ending when western civilization has been through far worse.
>> No. 36040 [Edit]
I guess it depends in what country you live in, but in some it hasn't been "a little pestilence" but the most devastating year since the last war they were directly involved. We're talking about GDP getting fucked between 10-15% in one year, that's absolutely nuts. Of course some countries will recover fast but others will lag for decades, if they ever recover. It could also be the year of the beginning of an enormous change in geopolitics and how the world power is distributed.
>> No. 36041 [Edit]
I'm not the person to be talking about the geopolitical ramifications of it with, to be honest. I was more talking about the severity of the actual pandemic, the death rate of the virus is very low compared to things of the past.
I was also just talking about how people on social media bitch about every year like it's the worst ever.
>> No. 36043 [Edit]
Your life will pretty much carry on as is while all the normal people freak out about not being able to go out and get drunk for a few months. The economy will go to shit but since you're not retarded with money (and lucky) you won't really notice that either outside of some "free" money showing up in your bank account.

Its been a good year for me but a lot of it's down to luck. I saw the freakout over corona coming with how Italy went and planned ahead. When everyone else went grocery shopping I already had everything I'd need for over a month. A lot of normal people lost their shit in isolation. It took them down a peg mentally and helped my self image.

Yeah, the economy has been the real thing. I've been learning more about finance lately and it really seems like the govt is pulling all sorts of tricks to keep the economy afloat until the election.

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34815 No. 34815 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about webtoons as a format? They apparently originated in Korea, but some Japanese artists have picked it up and it seems to be gaining traction(at least for porn). Good, bad? Has anybody seen any interesting ones?
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>> No. 36000 [Edit]
Some of the mangakaka I follow release chapters/bonuses on Twitter. Does that count?

I don't follow many, but I am annoyed by how many are uploaded onto the panda, often with poor, almost machine-tier translation.
>> No. 36005 [Edit]
I hate Korean webtoons because I don't like the big single page format they use. Web manga is not really the same.
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Is that darjeeling?
>> No. 36011 [Edit]
I tried to enjoy some Korean webtoons, but the art isn't anything special (and doesn't seem to vary across different artists), and the stories don't appeal to me. Maybe one has to do some digging to find the good stuff.

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do you still watch anime?
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>> No. 36002 [Edit]
I don't really enjoy romance but with regards to SoL, have you read Chotto Ippai and Maid-san wa Taberu Dake?
>> No. 36006 [Edit]
I've read a bit of the former. It's cute.
I just enjoy romance because I unashamedly self-insert and it makes me feel less alone.
>> No. 36039 [Edit]
It's quite surprising that there isn't an anime adaptation of it yet, considering it's been around for quite a while and doing fairly well in Japan. Not to mention it's published in Manga Time Kirara.
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Maybe probably better to attach the raw data directly since internet links bitrot. It's actually a plain-text csv file, but since the board doesn't accept txt/csv I had to rename as .pdf

And here's the sorted list by adjustedPop metric

Mainichi Kaasan
Shin Atashin'chi
The Marshmallow Times
Hanada Shounen-shi
Uchi no 3 Shimai
Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Yousei no Door
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Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live
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32181 No. 32181 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you ever get sick and tired of endlessly manipulative, saccharine cute shit?
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>> No. 32225 [Edit]
They look much better when compared to TV cartoons from 2000's and on, but compared to Anime they do look kind of bad, they look a bit better in movement though.

Also why was my picture deleted but OP's one wasn't?
>> No. 32241 [Edit]
One of the mods must not like Disney girls much.
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I want some of that now
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Cos violence makes children into adults, am I right?

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