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No. 28343 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Too bad i won't be able to afford Gateboxes or be alive until then, still, it's closer than ever.
Sexbots may become a thing in the future but i'd like to see these Gateboxes succeed instead.
This is the true otaku love, right here.

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1602/15/news072.html
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>> No. 30999 [Edit]
Aren't they like $3,000? What's the point of them?
>> No. 31001 [Edit]
>>30999
A pseudo-interactive mini-holographic companion that reacts to your words and gestures.
>> No. 31005 [Edit]
I had to delete the image in the OP because it contained 3D.
>> No. 31007 [Edit]
Honestly this thing seems like a stupid gimmick. Sure it might seem interesting, but after some weeks I can only imagine it'd begin to get repetitive, responses, actions, etc. That leading to a less believable experience, which I'm not sure if it has in the first place. Because really, anyone buying one of these things has that in mind.

I also can't help wonder how often these things might end up breaking if kept for longer periods of time. It must be somewhat complicated at least, right? With all the features it has. How long will the company support it, and how long will they last? $3k is no small amount of money. I really can't imagine how on earth it could be worth that.

>>28343
>This is the true otaku love, right here.
Isn't this whole thing more about companionship than love? Think about it. Is everyone who buys one "in love" with the character, or are they after buying it? Doubt it.

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28500 No. 28500 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How many of you feel like you're getting too old for this shit?
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>> No. 30956 [Edit]
feel like i can't fit in or relate with the people who share my interests anymore, like an old man skate riding with a bunch of teens.
but there's nothing out there for me, so whatever
>> No. 30957 [Edit]
>>30955
>Younger people tend to speak in very different ways using differnt lingo and phrases you might not be familiar with, making it challenging to relate to them or discuss things with them.
Makes sense, I guess. Wouldn't know because English isn't my first language, I only communicate in English on the Internet and I don't really talk with people in real life.

>It's hard enough to relate to characters and stories when it's set in a different country with a different culture,
I don't think the country or culture matters that much for relating to the characters. Sure there's some culture-related stuff that might be confusing but I think most of it is pretty global, else there'd be way less people enjoying media from countries with different cultures.

> but then you add on that media targeting a different age demographic too and it becomes that more alienating.
For people who don't share the taste of the majority of the target audience but that doesn't mean that a lot of people outside the target demographic can't enjoy the work too.
Also the target audience of anime isn't only young people, there's a lot series who are for older people. Almost everyone reads manga in Japan regardless of age and even in western countries (I think) quite a few old people read comics.

>If not, good on you for challenging norms but exceptions don't make rules.
The majority tends to be part of the target demographic (since they obviously try to make it appealing for the target audience) but I wouldn't call people outside exceptions since they are not few and it's also common for good fictional works to not only be appealing for people inside their target audience.

>"in Japan" being the keywords there.
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>> No. 30976 [Edit]
>>30954
>3D series
Do you mean 3D as in live-action tv or anime that uses 3d models?
I'm assuming the former in which case, I actually did watch those for a while until I got bored of them. One that I used to like was the show Monk. I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice but what I've said so far was true for me.
>> No. 30979 [Edit]
>>30976
Not only live-action tv series, but shows in general, including news-casting, documentaries, contests, etc. Maybe you have fun subliminally-learning and just haven't noticed it or something like that. For example, a week ago or so I stumbled upon a youtube clip with a Japanese show of people trying to climb stairs drenched in slime. It was a hilarious, none of the contestants were mocked and the spirit of the show was innocuous. i.e. good fun at nobody's expense and it was noticeable how the participants were enjoying it.
>I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice
In your defence, it's not like you asked for advice either.

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30913 No. 30913 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
would masturbation become more enjoyable if i started taking male fertility drugs or would it be just about the same?
>> No. 30915 [Edit]
I can't say for sure but I think it probably would. I've got almost no libido and rarely masturbate anymore. If/when I do it, it feels like more of a dirty time wasting chore with almost no pleasure to it. I'd almost compare it to using the restroom when nature calls. Anything would be more enjoyable than that, and normals seem to consider sex to be the best thing ever.
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I don't know about taking drugs but I do know that abstaining from masturbation for a while really helped me enjoy it more. Maybe you could try it.
>> No. 30918 [Edit]
For me the main source of enjoyment out of masturbation is reading doujins without that I don't really like it so I might not be the best help but I doubt wasting your money on that would be worth it especially if you're a neet (you could try it out, if it's not that much and you really want it, I guess but if it's just a thought that went through your head, don't bother).

Try what the second anon said, it sounds reasonable and is free.

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30486 No. 30486 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have anything you like to do as a form of self-therapy? Something that makes things a little easier for you?
>> No. 30493 [Edit]
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Video games, anime and animal-featuring videos usually help with sadness, regret, yearning, etc. When I'm feeling particularly annoyed, nervous, anxious, or generally troubled, I'll go for ASMR to soothe myself. I'll also normally watch a video of it, with my eyes closed (unless it has moving pieces, like a pendulum), before going to bed. In my experience it helps "wipe clean" the mind, making whatever was bothering me while awake unable to intrude in my usually vivid, imaginative, wholesome, fun dreams. It it weren't for it I'd probably always wake up groggy and grumpy.

Sadly, it has a lot of associated stigma due to the shameless, flagrant and unrepentant hijacking by 3DPDs who use it as an easy way to make YoutueBux by exploiting the attention of lonely people via "affectionate" role-playing, the overwhelming majority not containing any elements of ASMR. This makes it really hard to find quality content, since you have to wade through dozens or hundreds of videos before finding the good stuff. If someone likes the role-plays and helps them, good for them... but the principle was originally for therapy though, and to aid meditation for people who are able to experience that static in response to sounds.
>> No. 30505 [Edit]
Pretty much everything I do can be considered as a form of self-therapy. From playing video games to fapping.

Well, I guess that when things get a bit too much for me and I don't really know what to do, I just play around with the tarot stuff for "answers". It's kind of funny what kind of stuff I get with that and it does get somewhat eerily close at times.
>> No. 30508 [Edit]
I stand astride eternity with my heels in the past and my toes in the future and I observe the passage of time
>> No. 30878 [Edit]
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I like to write in my diary about how my day went, all the good things and the bad. It helps me a little bit, it makes it easier to cope with the things that I deal with in life.
I don't do it often enough though, usually because of laziness or simply forgetting to do so. It's time-consuming for me, but it helps me a bit considering that I might not be able to afford therapy like I used to and I don't have to worry about anybody judging me because of what they hear.

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30114 No. 30114 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you self-insert into characters? I can't do that.
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>> No. 30757 [Edit]
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>>30118
I don't think I ever really related to another character before. They are always so much better than me.
>> No. 30804 [Edit]
Self-insert is when the writer writes himself into the story.
The jargon of 'self-insert' is used by hypocrites who love characters 'they can relate to', but when they can't it's 'shitty self-insert'.

Is it too much to ask for a little courtesy from these people?
>> No. 30805 [Edit]
>>30804
This. What OP was looking for was "How do you project onto characters?".
>> No. 30806 [Edit]
I can't and it causes me much angst. There's almost no characters like me, in any way.
Those that I can relate to are there to be hated and ridiculed.

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30762 No. 30762 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
a couple days ago i was watching on of those crunkyroll/horidsubs anime where they don't sub the op or ed
and i had only seen two other eps of this show, but i realized that i understood every word in the song regardless. i never studied japanese at all, but i think that after watching many years of subbed anime, i'm now japanese
or at least i speak the language fluently
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>> No. 30802 [Edit]
That's nothing. Come back when you're a true master of Nihongo and know Japanese better than the Japanese (which also includes knowing old and new chink since you have to know about the origin of the kanji and difference to modern chinese). When you're able to translate the originals of the 古事記 and the 日本書紀 into modern Japanese during your sleep while pointing out the errors those other translators made whose grasp of the language is not even close to yours. When you know all dialects including the dead ones and speak them fluently. When the sounds of you staring, eating, sleeping, fapping and butt wiping happens to sound exactly like the onomatopoeia.
Until then, my true-grorious-nipponjin-brother-to-be.
>> No. 30803 [Edit]
>>30802
I don't think you need to know Simplified Chinese to understand Kanji.
Like, 'people's republic' is Japanese invented Kanji which the CPC had to ashamedly use.
>> No. 30824 [Edit]
Why don't those fucktards sub OPs anyway?
>> No. 30855 [Edit]
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>>30824
You can't be absolutely certain what the lyrics are unless you have literal written lyrics to translate from (even then the words might not mean what they literally say).
Since they're a business, they can't do guess-work at the lyrics, and I guess they can't be bothered sourcing the lyrics for every OP and ED for every show they do, so they just don't altogether.

Fan-subbers can afford to be wrong. Now, if you actually paid attention to OP/ED subs, you should have noticed that about half-way through a show (episodes wise) the lyrics change, this is because the OP/ED is released on CD and come with lyrics.

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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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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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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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