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33182 No. 33182 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Sort of a hybrid between the book club and "post something new you learned." Post any interesting essays, articles or prose you've stumbled across on the internet.

I'll start:
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/09/02/754316710/meet-the-man-who-guards-americas-ketchup
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/22/guantanamos-darkest-secret
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>> No. 35857 [Edit]
>>35856
Wait, you mean it wasn't di gi charat?
>> No. 35879 [Edit]
>>33935
This was already answered but here's some other related stuff.

https://b-ok.cc/book/4198719/9acfd8
https://b-ok.cc/book/5402919/6f020f
>> No. 35880 [Edit]
>>35857
I think there are GAMERS outside of Akihabara.
>> No. 35929 [Edit]
>>35408
Satellite internet is coming
https://decrypt.co/33080/elon-musk-invites-users-to-test-starlink-space-internet

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29106 No. 29106 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So what's it gonna be?
>> No. 29107 [Edit]
the way i die.
university named after me.
free wifi wherever I go.
fulfill my biggest wish.
private island.
read minds.
$1 million amazon cards
best friends forever with my favorite celebrity.
free gas for 25 years.
be a ninja.
restart my life.
live the life of fame and wealth.
have the ability to see the future.
>> No. 29111 [Edit]
>Pick the year
(Never? If that's not an option; the way.)
>University
>Free Apple products
(No man, hear me out. This means all the older stuff too right?(I fucking love old Macs) and I can pawn the shit I don't want and buy a WiFi stick. It's win-win.)
>Biggest wish
>Private island
>Read minds
>$1mil in Amazon
(That's like quadrupling the money because Amazon is cheap as fuck and with Prime that shit's like all free 2-hour delivery)
>Best friends
>Dream car
(Gas isn't that expensive, you don't drive everyday, dream cars are rare and this probably means you can't sell it)
>Pirate
>Restart
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>> No. 35919 [Edit]
I'm gonna live forever !

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29143 No. 29143 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's yours?
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>> No. 35655 [Edit]
>>35596
I moved in with family who buys an insane amount of donuts and desserts every time they go to the store. Poor impulse control means I found myself eating quite a bit too. I've gotten way better at abstaining in the past year, but I still probably fucked myself up.
>> No. 35656 [Edit]
Jack Frost, Pixie, and Nekomata Laziness combined with this delusion that I'm entitled to make something of myself artistically. Just nevermind that a lot of successful artists have more than just creative skill, they also have the ability to network so they can make their creations known, as well as support from friends and family (especially while growing up) to nurture their talents.
>> No. 35786 [Edit]
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35786
>>35656
Good thing I only draw as a hobby.
>> No. 35798 [Edit]
Internet addiction

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23994 No. 23994 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Aneki or Imouto, which do you like best?

For me the choice is obvious.
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>> No. 33914 [Edit]
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33914
>>23994
Ara ara
>> No. 33944 [Edit]
>>24000
Original or not this is a high quality post.
>> No. 33962 [Edit]
>>33174
the manga is slam dunk but obviously its an edit
>> No. 35902 [Edit]
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35902
Tulta - Alisu Shimada's elder sister.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 34566 [Edit]
>>34545
This is correct. The Iliad and the Odyssey are older than written language, and originate in Greek oral traditions.
>>34541
I was thinking of picking up Robert Fangle's translation. It focuses on capturing the meaning behind the Greek original and retaining the vivid style of Homeric storytelling, while using more modern language.
>> No. 34830 [Edit]
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34830
Game of Thrones
>> No. 34868 [Edit]
>>34566
>>34545
Prose or Poetry?
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35900
Camilla
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40619

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521 No. 521 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I'd like to start another dream thread, if that's all right. I'll go first.
You know how when you're a fan of something like anime or scifi or similar things in your teenage years parents will try to buy stuff for you? My dad and stepmom bought anime\manga related shit at yard sales a lot. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was off the mark.
Well, in my dream I'm still in high school. I'm sitting there playing Xbox when my dad & stepmom walk in and yell that they got me something at a yard sale. I'm think to myself, "well, probably shit, but I might as well see," and go to check it out.
I walk into the kitchen and on the table is a box full of stuff from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I get more excited and go to see what it is. There's every episode in raws and fansubs on
VHS, some uniforms, figurines, and even Shinjis' fucking tape recorder with the tape he listens to inside it! All the merchandise seems to be older and seems like it was directly imported from Japan. I ask where they found it.
It cuts to a yard sale with a slightly sad fiftyish woman in her front yard. She talked about how her son loved this show and whatnot, and seemed very sad. She sold it all for about 10-20 dollars.
I take all the stuff out and find a suicide note. Her son had gotten into anime in the
eighties while in high school and was completely inept and friendless. He grew obsessed with
Evangelion and felt a strong kinship with Shinji because he was such a fuck up. He grew older
and couldn't find anyone to share his interests with, became more and more of a recluse, and
killed himself in the late nineties, which I recall being a shame since the internet as of
96, when he killed himself, could have given him a place to talk to others and feel less alone. I realized he was "an otaku of another generation." I hung up his note and saluted it. I then went to watch his tapes and realized that he had dubbed it himself in case he ever met anyone who wanted to share his joy. I inherited his legacy. His mother had cleaned house and ended up giving me a record of a hikkikomori life.
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Last night I had a really strange and really sad dream. I was living on some sort of homestead with an underground living area, and I was married to a girl who was a robot of some kind. She looked and acted very human, except that she had some obvious joints and panels here and there and a few on her face. She wasn't very crazy looking, just a normal sized girl with brown hair, a simple faded blue dress down to her feet and an apron. A good part of the dream was just hanging out at home with her and my children, I don't know how that works but apparently we had children. I remember smacking one of them at one point because he was laughing at her for having suffered some kind of damage to her face and had missing, bent panels and oil leaking out of those cracks. Sometime later on in the dream, I had to go and fight as a mercenary or something in trenches on whatever planet we were on, I remember having to run from ditch to ditch praying that I wouldn't be hit by a stray bullet. I think some old guy was with me as well during the fight.

Towards the end of the dream, we had to deal with a case of doppelgangers we were tracking down and had to determine which one was real and which one was fake, they may have been robot copies but I don't remember. At the very end of the dream I ran into my android wife and saw that there was also a doppelganger who looked exactly like her, expect I think, I don't quite remember but I think the doppelganger didn't have any mechanical features. My wife already looked fairly human aside from the odd panel line so it was hard to tell. Something happened, some kind of intense violent conflict, and the last thing I remember is holding my wife in my arms, and she was begging me to tell her that I thought she was the real her. That was where my dream ended.

I woke up feeling a really deep sense of loss that I haven't had in a dream in a long time.

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>> No. 35635 [Edit]
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I had a nice dream last night where I met up with the main characters from Aikatsu at an amusement park. At first I thought they were really good cosplayers but it was actually them. Kanzaki Mizuki showed me an Aikatsku card and asked me to help her match it with other fashion cards and make an outfit. While doing that the others were chatting and eating at the table. Then an employee came by to let us know they were closing soon. So we relocated somewhere else but things got a little fuzzy after that, I think we played some carnival games. That was about it. Needless to say once I got up I felt the need to catch up on the anime.
>> No. 35818 [Edit]
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35818
Dreamt of doing the calypso
>> No. 35895 [Edit]
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35895
Dreamt of tanks

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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. 35896 [Edit]
>>35893
It would literally never happen because it's a bad science fairy tale.
>> No. 35897 [Edit]
>>35896
Oh fuck off, "skeptic".
>> No. 35898 [Edit]
>>35897
Go back to I Fucking Love Science, you uneducated gullible shit.
>> No. 35899 [Edit]
>>35898
If you knew what you were talking about, you would explain yourself instead of dismissing something with "bad science" and "fairy tales". You didn't reply to >>35506 because you don't know what you're talking about. Blind skepticism doesn't make somebody intelligent.

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35843 No. 35843 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How would you describe what "cute" is to someone who's alien to the idea?
>> No. 35847 [Edit]
>>35843
Well seems like a dictionary definition would be a good start [1]. The first definition there is pretty spot-on

>Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.
The only circular definition might be "cuddly", but the specific qualities listed should help disambiguate.

Although perhaps more interesting is that the meaning of "cute" has diverged from its original:
>Shortened from acute, originally “keenly perceptive or discerning, shrewd” (1731). Meaning transferred to “pretty, fetching” by US students (slang) c.1834. Meaning drifted further to describe the pleasing attraction to features usually possessed by the young.


[1] https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cute#English
>> No. 35849 [Edit]
To my non-native brain, I understood cute as something attractive and/or beautiful but doesn't evoke any sexual desire. I would call a pretty butterfly cute or a nice, colorful wallpaper pattern cute but reading the dictionary definition posted above I see that's incorrect. Interesting.
>> No. 35852 [Edit]
>>35849
There are multiple definitions to cute. You might be referring to the usage as
>Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
Although to me calling a butterfly "cute" seems a bit weird unless it's one of those cartoonish butterflies. Ditto for calling a colorful wallpaper "cute," since I normally only attribute cuteness to things that are nominally "alive" or intended to portray life (so a stuffed animal or figurine would count as well).

Then again maybe the term has diverged even further since I do recall some kids using "cute" in the sense you described, even though I feel the term "pretty" would fit better.

Post edited on 9th Sep 2020, 4:07pm
>> No. 35874 [Edit]
>>35852
Your post is pretty cute, anon.

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33435 No. 33435 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Post progress you've made, tutorials you've found, helpful images you have, advice, anything related to lucid dreaming.
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>> No. 35276 [Edit]
>>35275
Isn't that a sort of half-lucidity? "acknowledging" you are dreaming but still not acting with awareness?
>> No. 35279 [Edit]
>>35276
Could be that, I also heard it's not the same to be conscious that you are dreaming than dreaming you are conscious that you are dreaming, but how can you even figure the difference? I used reality tests and all that, they worked for some time I think.
But it could also be that I'm just a disgusting horny monkey.
>> No. 35327 [Edit]
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35327
Half-lucidity is completely different from actually having a lucid dream. Also on the thought of fear, if you wanna astral project and even lucid dream it's very important to erase it, at least during the time you will be asleep.
>> No. 35825 [Edit]
I had a half lucid yesterday. Tried the wake back to bed method. Got conscious during a sexual dream, and as the lucidity was only half, that coupled with sexual impulses I just did what the other anon said, followed my impulses and conjured two more girls for me to play with. Weirdly enough I tried to touch the butt of the third one, but it just gave in like it was an empty bodysuit, I don't know if it is because I don't know exactly the feeling it is supposed to be so my mind could not emulate and went for something else. This dream felt different from other normal non-lucid erotic dreams tough. When I wake up after those, I normally feel like some sexual entity tried to mess with me, but this time I didn't felt any of that. I must practice more.

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35697 No. 35697 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think my enjoyment of things decrease everytime I share it with others (through the internet, only share I can do).
When I was a teen I played any videogame and I could find cool ideas and get some enjoyment from almost everything. And if the game was considered good I was probably going to find it good too or see why it had that consideration. Now as an adult I discovered every game I liked was actually shit. If it was a well known game, it was entry level shit. If it was a cult classic it was hipster overrated shit. If the game had good story, suddenly that story is considered horrid and awful, worse than the cheapest novel. If I felt the combat was great, it's now considered irredeemable and unplayable. The same with anime or movies.
You thought Legend of Galactic Heroes had good writing? It was actually the shittiest ever and also pretentious.
Akira had great animation? It was a forced, overanimated mess, but you didn't know enough to notice.
It's all bad and if you like it you are probably dumb/have no standards. I think the internet it's taking our enjoyment of things, turning us into sour individuals that can't enjoy a thing. And I know it's ultimately our fault, just wanted to reflect about it.
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>> No. 35813 [Edit]
>>35697
Man, fuck the haters. Just like what you like.
Though I like to see what other people think, just to be more self-aware.
>> No. 35814 [Edit]
>>35697
Man, fuck the haters. Just like what you like.
Though I like to see what other people think, just to be more self-aware.
>> No. 35815 [Edit]
>>35697
Man, fuck the haters. Just like what you like.
Though I like to see what other people think, just to be more self-aware.
>> No. 35816 [Edit]
>>35813
>>35814
>>35815
Fuck me.

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29166 No. 29166 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If you could have any one supernatural ability or 'superpower' (barring omnipotence), what would you choose?
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>> No. 35630 [Edit]
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I would pick flight. It's convenient and I think it would be quite fun. Not just flying itself but flying of your own power would give you a kind of control, view and perspective that any other flight would be hard to provide.
>> No. 35788 [Edit]
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35788
Conjure coffee anywhere anytime. LOL.
>> No. 35808 [Edit]
>>35624
You mean having a boner all the time?

I don't know man, seems pretty annoying.
>> No. 35809 [Edit]
>>35808
Sounds like just being a teenager.

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