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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]
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.
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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]
I keep having dreams about fishing even though I only did it once as a child.
>> No. 32708 [Edit]
Got any bismuth?
>> No. 32719 [Edit]
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]
Too true.
Go away.
>> No. 32647 [Edit]
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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32640 No. 32640 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What makes your heart go moe moe kyun?
>> No. 32641 [Edit]
1. I think we already have a thread like this.
2. That is one of the best pics I have seen on this site so far! Saved! I extend my sincerest gratitudes.

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31894 No. 31894 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
all those cute anime girls we're watching today were probably born in like 2005 or so. don't that make you feel old?
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>> No. 32581 [Edit]
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While it's true that "anime" means animation in general, they use the loanword cartoon (カートゥーン) to mean comedic animation from the US and Europe. Gekiga also isn't the same, as it refers to a particular more realistic style compared to the more stylized Tezuka style illustrations popular at the time, and is a dated term anyway.
>> No. 32582 [Edit]
Nah, like any other dumb girl they'd simply latch onto men and have those guys take care of them for life.
>> No. 32583 [Edit]
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Osaka would probably get hit by a car before that could happen.
>> No. 32615 [Edit]
What changed about the western fanbase so much? It was always filled with morons that made low quality posts and memes (called fads at the time, like demotivational posters) but just the format of low quality posts changed, instead of moronic wapanese teenagers spamming misspelled posts with dongers its just the same shit but with the current climate of memes and low quality posts. I think you all just grew up.

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32444 No. 32444 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I don't know where to put this since i think /fb/ is gone now but this discussion deserves its own thread. Why are there people on here bragging about their happy lives relationships and sexual experiences? i thought this was a website for social outcast and losers not normalfag anime fans there literally is no need to humble brag about experiences because it upsets other users and i get that this website is dead but it seems like tohno doesn't care about this place anymore because he is now letting normalfags in and allowing users to shitpost and be sarcastic when this isn't that other chan i feel like i don't fit in anywhere and just want to leave the internet for good.
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>> No. 32515 [Edit]
Why are you even asking them? Why do you think they'll be convinced by anything you say? They are a failed normalfag, and a very bitter one at that. They value "social acceptance" (sex) and family and whatever the fuck else and think the zombie masses "have it great it life". Some people are a waste of time and that's why this thread should be locked.
>> No. 32516 [Edit]
This. No more normalfag apologism. No more what ifs.
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>> No. 32519 [Edit]
Yeah screw it I'm locking this embarrassment of a thread.

And no I'm not deleting the bingo thread, lighten the hell up.

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28363 No. 28363 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
If you win you lose.
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>> No. 32447 [Edit]
I would say that people that follow norms are the norms, that includes using language like 'normalfag'. It is adopting language to fit into the norms of a group.
>> No. 32448 [Edit]
That's a good point. There's probably a lot of people suffering an agonizing existence despite whatever you can see on the surface. Most of them are probably mentally ill though.
Everybody, with the possible exception of a few exceptional individuals, is a conformist to some extent. We're designed that way. The difference is how niche the group we choose to conform to is. A couple of teenagers could decide to start dressing in all black to be different from the "preps and jocks" but eventually other people will do the same and they're just going to start copying each other. When I say normalfag, that's shorthand for a concept which people here are all familiar with. Using "norms" or "normies" instead is conforming to a less niche group.

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>> No. 32453 [Edit]
>Thats a good point There's probably a lot of people suffering an agonizing existence despite whatever you can see on the surface. Most of them are probably mentally ill though

Normals do not suffer because they have it great in life.
>> No. 32454 [Edit]
When did I say normals? Some people could live a typical life and not be normal.

Post edited on 29th Jun 2019, 9:38am

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32362 No. 32362 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you go out of your way to buy physical media these days? I recently purchased a PlayStation 2 to play games off of the HDD port and realized that it can also play DVDs. Both DVDs and older (but not retro) video games sell for literally pennies but hardly anyone bothers. Does piracy make physical media irrelevant? I would start collecting but my fear of disk rot destroying my collection years down the line is stopping me, which I suppose is another argument in favor of digital media.

What do you think?
>> No. 32363 [Edit]
Manga I do because I prefer reading physical copies and I want to encourage the market. If I am getting a game that I want on Console then I will try to get a physical copy of that too.
>> No. 32365 [Edit]
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I still collect some physical media but it's much more about having it there to be admired rather than actually bothering to use it. A lot of games from my childhood are simply unusable now and I don't have the slightest clue as to why since so far as I can tell they were stored in nearly ideal conditions. Not in the sun, not with 2+ discs per case, not blazing hot or cold...

Plus there's just the question of size. A single book or DVD doesn't take up much space but when you have hundreds of them it really starts adding up. Every PS2 game ever made takes up a lot of shelf space, on a hard drive though? It's only 2tb. With the price of storage right now that's not bad at all. Hard drives aren't without their faults (the possibility of something wiping them, ransomware, bitrot, failure) but almost all of those problems can be checked for or avoided altogether. And all of that juicy, juicy content in such a compact form. Hell, you've probably already got a computer with excess bays, you won't even notice the extra object in your home.

All that considered there really isn't a point anymore outside of stuff you really like, want to support, or things that hold sentimental value. But for that you don't even need to buy the actual show, you could buy something arguably more useful like a fig. Outside of books and a few games from my childhood I'm at the point where I literally can't see any point in it.

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32340 No. 32340 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Seems you can buy bully insurance in Japan in the event your kids get bullied in school.
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what do you do when you secretly hire the local bancho to bully your kid so you can split the insurance payouts with him, but then he turns the tables on you and teams up with the kid to get the whole insurance check plus sweet revenge for the kid
>> No. 32342 [Edit]
That was the first thing that I thought about upon reading this, but it seems they only help with legal fees so you'll probably need to prove you're hiring a lawyer.
>> No. 32343 [Edit]
Perhaps it’s a preventative measure.

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32317 No. 32317 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Why do people enjoy talking about themselves so much?
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>> No. 32330 [Edit]
Self-disclosure is gratifying, and makes the part of your brain that reacts to having sex or taking drugs active, albeit in a smaller way.

On here, people probably just can’t relate to anyone else and enjoy having similar company
>> No. 32331 [Edit]
Maybe they don't have anything else to talk about so that is easy for them. Plus there is a feeling of value that is implied by somebody wanting to have you talk about yourself.
>> No. 32332 [Edit]
My guess is due to living in a culture that increasingly encourages sociopathic and narcissistic tendencies, particularly in first world countries.

Shut-ins and NEETs live in their own bubble so it's difficult to talk about things outside of it, if they haven't experienced it and/or are far behind their peers. But I believe the divide between experience for those who aren't ones and those who are isn't all that great. Everyone else just sugarcoats themselves more. It's a society of always trying to make yourself look good.
>> No. 32334 [Edit]
I don't think it's even a modern phenomenon necessarily. Time to talk about myself: my grandmother and most of her remaining friends are off the charts self-absorbed by today's standards. People enjoy this narrative of cultural decay: "things suck now because of social media, the internet, television, radio, books, ..." but I'm firmly in the human nature camp. Although Western culture is ostensibly individualistic, and technology can enable and amplify expression of both good and bad tendencies.

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32306 No. 32306 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
On may 14th Chiitan’s official twitter accounts were all deleted with the exception of their English account after some feud with the talk show host John Oliver.
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>> No. 32309 [Edit]
Additional accounts aside from the main one have been suspended, now.

A theory popped up on online forums stating that the Chiitan account owners might have tried to be cute and set the birthdates to "0 year old", which caught attention of Twitter's rule enforcement team.
>> No. 32310 [Edit]
What a strange headline.
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normally i use and mention of the word headline to throw down some corduroy pillowcase jokes, but seeing someone try to blatantly abuse /tc/ to help pimp their social media status on twitter and facebook or whatever other ntggernet site really just pisses me off.
>> No. 32312 [Edit]
>seeing someone try to blatantly abuse /tc/ to help pimp their social media status
It's something to talk about. Pull your head out of your ass and make some topics yourself if you have a problem with it.

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