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32242 No. 32242 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you feel an uncanny level of connection with your computer?

I upgraded recently and it's actually made me kind of sad. I had my previous computer for nearly a decade. It feels kind of like I've abandoned a great friend. I don't feel as comfortable with this new computer and that emotion seems to go beyond just the annoyance of setting up software and copying settings over. When my tracking number said my memory would get here the next day I actually had somehing of a mental breakdown and cried. Throughout so much of my life it's been there right next to me, the one object I'm sure to use every day. The new PC is nice but I don't feel this close to it. Kind of like I'm leaving an old friend to rot in an alleyway when they did nothing wrong. I know I'll get over it, I had much the same reaction when I upgraded from my original pc. But it's been weeks now and every time I pass by the utility room it's sitting in there and I feel kind of bad about it...

Does anyone have similar experiences? People like us really live our lives on these machines. Is it really so strange to be this attached?
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>> No. 32388 [Edit]
i do too actually. I feel this deep, spiritual connection every time I physically touch my laptop in anyway.
>> No. 32958 [Edit]
I feel weirdly emotional about throwing out my office chair that I have sat at for over 5 years.
>> No. 33314 [Edit]
Computer is my data connector.
>> No. 33409 [Edit]
Computer is my friend.......

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29517 No. 29517 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have any recurring fantasies or daydreams?

In high school I often fantasized about talking down a school shooter, thinking up scenarios where we traded extended, edgy dialogue. Now I daydream about being a great writer, although I've barely done any creative writing.
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I dream of being a World Warrior
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I dream of sleeping
>> No. 33338 [Edit]
I would swear I have read that post before. Sounds like magicchan or something like that.
>> No. 33407 [Edit]
I frequently fantasise about being a renown concert pianist even though I can't play piano and honestly, I think I'm musically deaf. I've noticed other people talk about a pianist's "tone" such that, they claim that they can actually identify the performer of a piece because of that pianist's signature "tone". They talk about how Horowitz was a master of manipulating "colour". Truly, I have no idea what these people are talking about. As long as the right note is being hit at the right time, it all sounds good to me. I think there's a higher level to music that has to be perceived to be grasped and I don't think I have the ability to perceive it. Even if I were to take music seriously, I really don't think, even with years of practise, I'd get very far. It's a bit depressing to think that the ceiling's been set before I've even started but I guess that's that.

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33375 No. 33375 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I was arguing with some guy about how the massive output of anime, manga and other otaku related media showed a greater acceptance of those type of hobbyist things in Japan compared to the US. He told me any Otaku are shunned in Japan and if they're found out they would even get fired. While I don't believe it's something you would brag about, I can't imagine people actually losing their job over it and being treated like second-class-citizens. Trains and planes have characters on them and Akihabara is an entire district dedicated to it. How much truth was there to what this guy was saying?
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>> No. 33385 [Edit]
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I don't get why someone that's supposed to be interested in another culture or parts of it makes so little effort to understand nothing.
Worse of it is how it goes forever. In 50 years there will be people arguing how whatever new buzzword ruined the "elegant" or "manly" anime of the 2060's.
>> No. 33386 [Edit]
I'm not sure if this is better or worse than how they used to use "otaku" as a nickname for anyone who has seen even a bit of anime. Which has now been replaced by "weeb"

I've had to explain and point out how each season we only get 1-3 Cute and moe Slice of life shows per season out of 30+, but do they listen? Of course not. Then you got those retards who somehow -still- view anime as being nothing but non nonsensical hyper violent gore fests filled with school girls being raped by tentical monsters, most of those idiots haven't seen anything past dragonballz and "robotech" but they act like they know it all.
>> No. 33387 [Edit]
>Then you got those retards who somehow -still- view anime as being nothing but non nonsensical hyper violent gore fests filled with school girls being raped by tentical monsters

There's still people like that? It's kind of amazing if you think abut it since that kind of anime was mostly made 30 years ago, those old OVA must have made an enormous impact.
It also makes me remember when the official language academy of my country gave a definition of "manga" for the first time, just some years ago;

>comic genre of japanese origin, of simple style, with predominance of violent, erotic and fantastic stories.
>> No. 33388 [Edit]
I've seen this image several times, but it only just hit me that he called Omoide Poroporo an "old classic". It would have been three years old at time of writing.

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29240 No. 29240 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on the common portrayal in Japanese media of life essentially being limited to one's time in school?
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>> No. 33371 [Edit]
That's how it is.

When you start your working life, you are considered an adult. That means no more fun allowed, just escapism from the gray reality or daily sacrifice for your offspring and elders.

Especially in Japan there is literally nothing else than work. I knew a young guy, who worked 12 hours and more a day, commutes 2 more hours and has essentially 4 hours for household, hygiene and hobbies, which however often are taken by social eating and drinking with his colleagues after work.

No wonder people die early with this lifestyle.
>> No. 33373 [Edit]
It's amazing how being like that they still have such an enormous cultural industry full of enormous franchises and 100+ hours videogames.
I guess it's because big part of the public is the NEET or the arubaito worker and other variants, since regular people wouldn't have time to spend on that.
>> No. 33374 [Edit]
How regular is the Salaryman life really though? Sure there are many of them but Japan still has to have cooks, waiters, mechanics, tradesmen, taxi drivers and the like, I don't think even half the Japanese work force would be Salarymen.
>> No. 33376 [Edit]
For what I studied some years ago, the salaryman is a thing from the past. There's still some but younger generations don't like that kind of life, also companies started firing people and the idea of working all your life in the same place is less common every year. I don't know what's worse, actually.

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33355 No. 33355 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anybody else like older ladies in anime? You know, aunts, teachers, Christmas cakes, moms, etc. I don't like them as much as I adore older sisters but they're very comfy and very hot. I feel like they're very underrated because I think they're very good characters when they are allowed some focus in a story.
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I never liked them but a certain character has awaken something inside me.
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The older I get the more they appeal to me. Then again I've always found a bit of maturity appealing, just a bit.

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33350 No. 33350 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Happy Birthday to The Woman I unironically worship, Madoka Kaname, Happy Birthday to the fictional woman, who has ultimately changed my life. I Love You, Msdoka Ksname. Happy Birthday.
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Happy birthday!

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33209 No. 33209 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Key is letting people vote on their favorite character from across all their works. Who do you think will win?
>> No. 33210 [Edit]
I voted for uguu~, but I actually hate her, and I regret it.
>> No. 33211 [Edit]
I voted for the best girl in Clannad. Take that as you will.
>> No. 33213 [Edit]
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Lulu Sanjo from I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
>> No. 33321 [Edit]

Live broadcast announcing the results in a few hours.

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29386 No. 29386 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
d r i n k .
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>> No. 33203 [Edit]
Wrong again.
You know very little about beer so stop being an asshole.
>> No. 33204 [Edit]
im not saying it isnt about the aroma, asshole
but it's primarily why i pour it out, as do many other people
>> No. 33205 [Edit]
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i'm currently drinking this and watching sumo wrestling
>> No. 33214 [Edit]
Oh no you're not getting off easy this time.
You can drink it upside down underwater for all I care. You don't get to post wrong opinions like they're facts though.
"Foaming up" is not a defining feature of beer.
Most british bitters are low carbonated and so they will tend to have poor head retention. It doesn't matter because that's right for the style.
Here's a thing though, it's never that simple and there are numerous techniques to make the foam stay regardless of carbonation level. It can be done but it's not required, often unneeded.
On the other end of the spectrum you can have something like a berliner weisse, some of which might be carbonated to almost 3 volumes of CO2 (that's a lot) and might foam intensely on pour, but lose head almost immediately despite bubbling furiously.
Fucking traditional lambic is not carbonated at all.
Next time you feel like you're in position to make general statements about beer, consult the BJCP style guidelines first. As for the foam, if you still don't believe then spend some time researching factors which affect head retention. What effect base malts have, what specialty malts do, what adjuncts do, what's with mash schedule, alpha acids, alcohol content, carbonation, temperatures. How it's poured, what glassware it's poured into. So on, so forth.
Then compare what you read to what actually comes out of a bottle. Because some brews don't always closely conform to guidelines, you'll find numerous outliers.
Which doesn't mean the style guidelines are inaccurate. They're the best practical approximation however beer is naturally a hard thing to classify precisely.
Almost everywhere in the world beer was always treated as a freely adaptable drink, adjusted to local conditions, available resources and needs of the moment.
Few places ever had strict laws dictating the characteristics of beer, a notable and influential exception being the Reinheitsgebot. But outside of Germany beer was brewed with such a vast range of ingredients and methods its classification is fuzzy.
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28617 No. 28617 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
me top right
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>> No. 33124 [Edit]
Yes, but frankly their reasoning seemed ridiculous to me. Most of the time, I was beaten for talking back and arguing when I given a punishment. They knew for a long time that I had serious emotional and developmental problems, either caused by schizophrenia or some form of autism. They told me this in detail when I was an adult. Anyway, I got beaten pretty regularly because I rarely, if ever, took punishment without contesting it. I always felt some need to make a case for my own innocence or at least a lowering of the charges even as a small child. Did I respect them? Not for very long. I resented them heavily by 10. I've always had a huge hateboner for disciplinary authority of any kind. By the time I was hitting puberty it was reaching levels of such intense daily disturbance that I was getting talked to be the school principal every day. Honestly? No one ever "cured" me, they just gave up and, I guess I got what I wanted. It sounds edgy, but I'm just trying to give an accurate account of what happened. Now in my late twenties I'm pretty relaxed and quiet, because no one really tries to make me change anymore.
>> No. 33126 [Edit]
I don’t fit into either. I’ve always just done the bare minimum to get by, picking and choosing what unhealthy impulses I gladly indulge. Hopefully no big expensive health issues come up if so I will self death myself to death and die.
>> No. 33163 [Edit]
I'm the decision that goes to the bottom left
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I must self-improve.

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32700 No. 32700 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've watched every imageboard built from the ruins of the old internet slowly dying, until they shut down the website or warp into something different and unrecognizable. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the front page of tohno until I realized it was about Kyoani. But it got me thinking, how long do we really have until there are no anime forums along these lines? How long until the only websites left are ford driver websites like twitter, facebook, reddit, or neo-nerd websites where discussion is censored to a very bland, western dialogue that belongs more on tumblr? Even in fucking japan, tons of Otaku now are just normals chatting on twitter. Will Otaku survive the 2020s?
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>> No. 33104 [Edit]
In the little work I have done I have come across such people as well, some would even act out Dragon ball scenes, go to anime conventions and buy bleach swords. But they kind of stopped at that level, only watching surface level anime(even when the are subscribed to crunchy roll so they would presumably see other anime advertised). Hunter X Hunter was probably the most obscure(I know, the use of obscure in this context is absurd) anime that any of them had seen and even then only one had.

Most people won't have a problem watching entry level anime, they are acceptable to western audiences hence why they have traditional been aired on TV even going back years.
>> No. 33105 [Edit]
It's all so tiresome.
>> No. 33109 [Edit]
Yeah, you're right. Still, last time this happened was early this year, and two "very normal" guys were talking about Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka and the Shield Hero adaption. The latter I would've expected but the former was quite odd.
>> No. 33111 [Edit]
yeah as far as I have seen Crunchyroll actually has people that (somewhat) know what they are doing and have succeeded at making certain series really well known among the casual public. Netflix is more like a rich old man throwing money at japanese studios in hopes that someone will notice their catalog despite most of their lineup being pretty bland.

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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]
>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.
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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>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]
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]
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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