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31756 No. 31756 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on the rising number of "ironic weebs" and the increasing popularity and acceptance of otaku media & materials in the west's mainstream?
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>> No. 33024 [Edit]
>>33023
>Comiket has corporate booths, too
But they keep the two very much separated. If this were the case in the West, two things could happen: either small-scale artists wouldn't be forced to compete with people who are just printing merch for profit or reselling commercial goods, or people would just stop going to that part of the convention. Hopefully, the former.
>>33022
At least over here, I've met artists selling their own individually made comics and original prints, keychains or badges. Nothing on the scale of Japanese doujin, of course; but not mere "knick-knacks". I wonder if this could be somehow changed - with the age of the Internet upon us, it might be too late.
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>>33024
>keychains or badges
That's exactly what I meant by knick-knacks. Badges, Keychains, T-shirts, book marks, notepads, paper weights; anything which can be easily mass produced and has minimal creativity, thought, effort put into them, and overall value is a knick-knack. It's the same crap vendors give businesses men for free at dinners except "sugoii aniime desuu" themed.

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>> No. 33026 [Edit]
>>33016
And another tangent: I hate that there's a whole month dedicated to suicide prevention or whatever. Years and years ago when I went to community college, the sidewalks would have messages and pictures illustrated with chalk informing the suicidal that "It gets better!" and it's "Going to be okay!" Bullcrap. Much like funerals, it's a masturbatory event to make the participants feel better, not the afflicted.
>> No. 33033 [Edit]
>>33022
There is adult material, and actual fan books akin to doujinshi. Unfortunately, they're all disposable and drawn in the tumblr CalArts style.

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32923 No. 32923 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've heard of The Well Cultured Anonymous before, a "self help book by anon for anon", but I only took the time to read a bit of it today. I skimmed through a couple sections and to make a long story short, it could be renamed, "You should torture yourself and pretend to be something you're not for the sake of attaining traditional measures of success". What I took away from the whole thing is that /b/ and 4chan as a whole was flawed from its inception. Moot made a futuba style website for english speakers interested in otaku culture. Maybe not a bad idea on paper. In practice, it accommodated normalfags and casuals who aren't even interested in learning the language. A big chunk of the first users were also from somethingawful, a forum with next to nothing in common with futuba. From that shitty little seed, a whole "culture" of online normalfaggotry and liking stuff for the sake of socializing was born that has spread out and gotten worse with time. People act like things were good there at some point, but it was entry level shit for people who would lose interest after a couple years from the start.

The book's education section makes it clear that the whole thing is self-congratulating, masturbatory drivel written by people who got light weight comp-sci or business majors or something. Pretty much everywhere it encourages the reader to do stuff not just for themself, but to impress others and improve their social clout. It celebrates and puts all the shittiest aspects of society and people on a pedestal. Be manipulative, be like this, do these things that you would never enjoy and enjoy them, don't be fake though, woman can tell. The dating section inadvertently highlights ever reason not to date. Play these games by these rules because that's what's expected of you and that's what you need to do to get laid, and don't try and date somebody you're actually friends with and got to like first because woman don't like that. The sex section highlights why it's not worth it. All of that for 10-15 minutes of a good time, occasionally. Even when you're having sex you have to worry about a million different things. It's not like the book talks about the other "benefits" of dating outside of sex, just how you should expend your time and energ
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>> No. 32997 [Edit]
>>32996
World2ch did it first I think. Moot and his goon friends just popularized it, I wonder what the internet would look like if w2ch was the big thing instead of 4chan.
>> No. 32998 [Edit]
>>32997
Yeah, i'm looking into the history. I want to know just when exactly it went to shit and how. RIR7, creator of world2ch, also made some kind of imageboard, maybe more than one, but it was taken down by its host because of guro.
>ADTRW is notable for being one of the less-lame anime forums out there. The users aren't nearly as pathetic as they tend to be elsewhere and the Japan love not nearly as strong. A lot of the fandom is tongue-in-cheek and it tends to filter out good series quite well where others tend to think anything from Japan is of equal merit. I will thank it for exposing me to Azumanga Daioh which I hate to admit I like.
I don't know what this means exactly. This is one of the few threads I could find archived. Not sure how to feel about it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20010726134138/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=42587
>> No. 33001 [Edit]
I believe in not purposefully being a dick for no reason. How one chooses to interpret that is up to each individual. Willful ignorance is harder to tolerate than plain old ignorance though.
>>32997
>>32998
It was recently unearthed on 4-ch that https://web.archive.org/web/20040412212722/http://www.mooniidx.com/imgboard/26.htm was the earliest English imageboard.
>> No. 33002 [Edit]
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>>33001
Oh wow. I can barely wrap my head around this. So a guy named moondabor decided to make a website which included a shrine to some attention whore who got 15 minutes of e-fame and an imageboard. Both the imageboard and forum were always complete shit from what I can see. It's mind boggling. Now i'm worried that futaba is just as bad, but I wouldn't be able to tell. I think anime expo is like ground zero for this cancer.

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32987 No. 32987 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I found a yumi(that means bow in Japanese)maido(that means maid in Japanese).

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19666 No. 19666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How about just pics and links with some comment, this time?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F5CcHWFjMA
Part 1/3. Now you can begin to imagine what Fuminori experienced everyday (also: some of the most faithful depictions of 3D sex I have ever seen in part 3/3).

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>> No. 31701 [Edit]
The sequel is still to come.
>> No. 31702 [Edit]
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All the missing videos in this thread give me an empty feeling.
Here's my contribution. It's a Nico medley with the gimmick of combining two songs at once. Some of the combinations are brilliant. https://youtu.be/PN2qF7329cQ
>> No. 32917 [Edit]
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So many ded youtube links...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LYd8Qe861w

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32649 No. 32649 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Kyoani has been burned down after an arson attack, with many dead and injured.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49027178
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>> No. 32761 [Edit]
The director of Lucky Star was one of the victims. Fuck.
>> No. 32768 [Edit]
>>32761
Holy... I just looked up to check this was true and he was the director of Kobayashi as well. Really sad.
>> No. 32799 [Edit]
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190729_09/amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

The Lucky Star Mikoshi was brought out again for Washinomiya Matsuri
>> No. 32881 [Edit]
Support KyoAni! I will.

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32828 No. 32828 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This has been something that's been brewing in my mind for a long time. Most people here have similar negative thoughts about 3-d women. What are the exact problems specific to 3-d women, physically and psychologically? Do you think their "design" could be improved upon, or is that a hopeless ambition? If you could, how would you make a better woman? I'm seriously interested in this.
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>> No. 32861 [Edit]
>>32836
>>32828
I am not the person(s) you were talking to but if I may, I would like to provide my input.
When it comes to human nature, I am more drawn to the feminine. Sure I like beer and guns and steak and other manly shit, but female nature is more emotional and warm. So if I had a choice, I would probably have more female friends than male friends. The only problem is, most of the women I have met in meat space are incredibly unpleasant, or at least the ones around my age are (I'm in my early 20s). Most of the women around my age are rude and obnoxious, and the ones I have befriended in the past had ulterior motives.
This is really the major reason I was drawn to SoL series with all female casts in the first place. Sure they are attractive and cute, but the main reason I watch them is because I like to imagine what it would be like if they were my friends. If I was right there with them, drinking tea after school or hanging out in a shopping mall or what have you. And most of the time, I am not even attracted to these characters in a romantic or sexual way.
So if you ask me, one of the major things I would change about 3D women is their personalities.
>> No. 32864 [Edit]
>>32861
>but female nature is more emotional and warm
Emotional yes, I don't get where you get warm from. I don't think you can say personality can be seperated from nature, regardless of what the predominant culture is. All of those idealistic depictions don't seem to have any basis in reality. I really wonder where they came from in the first place. Again, this isn't about the made up bullshit version of women that only exists in fiction. Why are you comparing 3-d men to 2-d women?
>> No. 32865 [Edit]
>>32861
Yes I've felt this too. Nothing makes me feel more content than watching a group of girls in an anime do things together and show that they're genuine friends.

>>32864
The way I interpret "warm" is that they're more open about showing their affection and friendship toward each other. The portrayal of men in media usually doesn't focus heavily on things such as their feelings or the way they are genuinely grateful to be friends with someone. Such things are antithetical to the idea of masculinity. On the other hand, SoL/GGDCT anime focus almost entirely on these ideas, whether it's Azunyan tearing up at the idea of her friends graduating and leaving her, or Yuzuko wishing that their group will remain friends forever. When watching such shows you can't help but feel a sense of warmth and belonging as if there's no other place where you'd rather be than among their circle of friends, comforted by the fact that the bonds you share are everlasting (and thanks to the nature of the 2D medium, they are indeed eternal).

Post edited on 1st Aug 2019, 6:40pm
>> No. 32866 [Edit]
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>>32865
>The way I interpret "warm" is that they're more open about showing their affection and friendship toward each other.
In real life, or in media? In real life, female relationships don't seem that different to me. They're not so much deeper and more affectionate from what I've seen. Maybe there's more bullshit and deception though. Why even bring up what goes on in media?
>The portrayal of men in media usually doesn't focus heavily on things such as their feelings or the way they are genuinely grateful to be friends with someone. Such things are antithetical to the idea of masculinity.
I really don't know about that. I think it's more of a western thing. In some countires, heterosexual men holding hands in public is normal. I really don't know what you mean by "antithetical to the idea of masculinity". What is the idea of masculinity to you? Berserk and Jojo are just two examples of very close male relationships being depicted.

Frankly, I think yuri overtones are so common in SoL because it panders to the otaku demographic. Otaku are predominatly men who both desire women, and fear/resent average real life people. So the solution is depicting girls with no undesirable or threatening traits in mushy lovey-dovey friendshing that are just platonic enough for the target demographic to imagine being in a relationship with one. On top of that there's no men around to stink up the screen. The viewer is the only man, so there's no perceived competition to make things even a little uncomfortable. It's like a mental harem.

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32806 No. 32806 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Censorship is banning steak cos infants can't eat meat.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/key-safety-online-user-empowerment-not-censorship
>> No. 32807 [Edit]
Nice image but pls no more agenda posting
>> No. 32856 [Edit]
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32856
The 5 eyes or "good guys governments" want all your to belongs to them.
>> No. 32858 [Edit]
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>>32856
Here's the news on it
https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/07/30/u-s-and-u-k-propose-forcing-whatsapp-and-others-to-include-encryption-backdoor/
>> No. 32860 [Edit]
Isn’t this a /tat/ thread?

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32313 No. 32313 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
There are eva themed two-bedroom apartments in Gunma for rent at ¥45,000.

Could you see yourself living here?
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>> No. 32337 [Edit]
>>32336
¥45k still seems pretty good for a two bedroom place, and in a town at that. That money would get you a cardboard box or a shed in the desert here.
>> No. 32338 [Edit]
>>32337
Assuming Japanese rents are given monthly. If it's weekly, that's more in line with my expectations.
>> No. 32703 [Edit]
Does it come with Rei and/or Asuka?
>> No. 32822 [Edit]
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>>32703
Have both?

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32272 No. 32272 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've heard most anime uses a very simplified version of Japanese and using it with native speakers can be seen as insulting. Is there any truth to this?
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>> No. 32284 [Edit]
>>32283
Most people pick up English from TV, even if they grew up in an English speaking country. It's why our language is becoming so homogenised(well that and social media).
>> No. 32294 [Edit]
I can't say if it is simplified, but there is a clear difference (at least to me) between Japanese used in anime and the Japanese I hear in live actions. Kumiko from Hibike is the only character that was speaking like an actor from a live action.
>> No. 32308 [Edit]
Far as I can tell it seems to be slowed down with words pronounced very clearly. I can see how that type of speech can leave a person feeling talked down to.
>> No. 32791 [Edit]
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>>32308
Makes it easier for a Jap-learner like me.

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32428 No. 32428 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I don't see any thread about this so post here about stuff you did outside, of your own will of course.

I went on a small trip to look for fossils in an old quarry.
It was rather meh, didn't enjoy it much.
Brought home a fistful of small Perisphinctes.
I found a lot of fragments of really big shells, whole things must have been like 30cm big at least. Pieces of big old belemnites too but it was all smashed to shit. The quarry was obviously big on using dynamite.
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>> No. 32607 [Edit]
Does tohno chan like fishing? Do you prefer saltwater or freshwater if you do? I know fishing otaku are a pretty large thing in japan if mastodon and twitter are any indication but it doesn’t seem to appeal to the same crowd.
>> No. 32608 [Edit]
>>32607
I keep having dreams about fishing even though I only did it once as a child.
>> No. 32708 [Edit]
>>32428
Got any bismuth?
>> No. 32719 [Edit]
>>32708
No, pure bismuth doesn't occur naturally. The colourful crystals you've seen are synthetic therefore boring. Anyway bismuth minerals can't be found in limestone.

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32535 No. 32535 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This isn't another "bitch about modern internet" thread, I genuinely am curious if anyone else here suffers from net addiction. From a usage tracker I put on my computer, I spend about 10 hours a day actively on the computer, mostly using a browser and sometimes playing games but mostly just mindlessly browsing the web and often F5ing slow boards. Does anyone else do similar?
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>> No. 32643 [Edit]
It is not the addiction that bothers me as much as how it is not a sustainable lifestyle. What all these people don't understand when they talk about addictions like drugs, alcohol, internet is that they blame the addictive substance for everything that is wrong with the addicted's life. People aren't addicted to drugs or alcohol because there are magic chemicals in there that hypnotizes you to crave it. People are addicted because their life is shit and their addictions made them feel better. You can't just see a deadbeat internet addict as a well adjusted, hardworking person ruined by computers and by taking away the internet they will miraculously return to their "default" state of being functional. This is why supposed therapeutic "cure" is useless. Patient who weaned off one type of addictions often finds a new one. I could go cold turkey until I completely forgot that the internet exists but so what? My life is still shit and there is nothing for me to do. Outside of the thing that can be called addictions there is absolutely nothing else in my life that I can enjoy. What do you want me to do after I stop binge browsing fetish porn every day? Work hard and get rich? Get friends and 3DPDs? Become a productive member of society? I don't give a fuck about any of those shit. All of society can go to hell. I just want to stay in my room and play games or whatever.
>> No. 32645 [Edit]
>>32643
Too true.
>>32644
Go away.
>> No. 32647 [Edit]
>>32643
Even if you don’t want to do any of that there are other things you can do besides excessive screen time, I feel as if the web has ruined my attention span, I can’t watch things or read a book without itching to do something else but I can surf the web for hours and f5 dead sites.
>> No. 32873 [Edit]
This isn't another "bitch about modern internet" thread

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