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33363 No. 33363 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Other than the folder dedicated to your waifu, what folder has the most pictures on your computer?
Mine is my Kemono Friends folder with 2,323 pictures.
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>> No. 33398 [Edit]
I wish it was spelled differently.
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Loli and buttocks folder.
Also my LL songs and CD scans.
>> No. 33411 [Edit]
First human in space is YURI GAGARIN from USSR.
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Folder with images of food

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33889 No. 33889 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How did you get into otaku interests to begin with and how do you think it's affected your life, personality and outlook? What do you think your life would be like if you never became interested in otaku media?

Besides whatever dubbed, public access shounen I consumed, Lucky Star was the first anime I watched. Watching these characters behaving in such an alien way compared to what I was used to gradually opened my mind up beyond the example real people around me set. I imitated slice of life characters a bit by being more polite and gracious than I would have been otherwise. I slowly became very reserved and quiet. At one point, I was a very loud motomouth.

Over the years, I started rejecting societal norms around me and became more and more alienated with real people. I became desensitized to taboo topics and developed "deviant" tastes. I'm still being influenced like this.

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>> No. 33895 [Edit]
I saw Slayers when I was a kid. I remember loving it.
>> No. 33897 [Edit]
Through Konachan, somehow I found that and I thought that the images on it were really nice which drew me towards watching anime.
>> No. 33902 [Edit]
Same as this guy >>33890
I watched Cowboy Bebop and Lucky Star because I heard about them on 4chan. That's what sparked my interest in anime, and from there I became interested in Japanese related things in general.
>> No. 33903 [Edit]
I didn’t realize it when I was younger, but many of the things I liked had Japanese influences. I was a huge fan of the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and 90s movies, and had all of the games and VHS tapes. I loved the original Power Rangers, and of course, Pokemon cards and Gameboy Games were huge.

In middle school I discovered JRPGs like the Playstation Final Fantasy games, and I started collecting rare JRPGs and Yugioh cards with my friend. Of course, I watched things like Pokemon and DBZ, but I never really understood they were anime. It wasn’t until Adult Swim came around that I watched random anime and realized what they were. I remember a few shows specifically turning me down the road of no return, like Inuyasha, Last Exile, Ghost in The Shell, Big O, Cowboy Bebop. Then I started downloading things off Kazaa and Limewire, eventually moved to torrents, and downloaded from specific fansub torrent trackeds, and from there found 4chan, and from there found Tohno-chan.

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33898 No. 33898 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
sorry, accident, delete pls

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How amusing.
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>> No. 33901 [Edit]
I left in the middle, please post it somewhere else, I would like to read it.

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33200 No. 33200 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let’s talk about escapism.

What is escapism exactly?
>the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

What are the benefits and downsides of escapism? Do you think it’s an inherently bad thing? Do you knowingly/unknowingly practice it or do you try to stay grounded in reality? In what ways do you usually practice it?

For me my big escapist thing was I couldn’t wait to get to sleep because after a long day I could lay there and fantasize about whatever I wanted, it was a nice carefree time but lately I have taken to staying up as late as possible and constantly consuming some sort of media while posting on image boards. If I don’t do that I feel that my time and day is wasted. It’s awful and while in the moment I feel happy and manage to get away from reality, as soon as I stop and step away I become high strung and anxious about things. I can’t even take a nap in the middle of the day out of fear of wasting time

Im not sure if it’s just my habits or me myself who changed but I’m going to try to reevaluate and readjust so I can get back to my day dreaming and early bed times, but I’m not sure where to begin. I prefer that more relaxed type of escapism, it’s soothing
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>> No. 33862 [Edit]
I call it solipsism.
>> No. 33883 [Edit]
I try to direct my escapist impulses towards things that are at least somewhat beneficial, i.e. that help me acquire knowledge or skills of some kind.
I learned Japanese and English through escapism. Indulging in manga and American video games and internet memes is a lot more enjoyable than dealing with the people around me in my native language.
Nowadays I've largely lost interest in fictional media, I just can't get myself to care about the human relationships that most of it deals with. In fact I consciously avoid fiction now, only watching 1 or 2 movies and maybe one anime show per year.
I believe that fiction is desensitizing. Think about it, your subconsciousness did not evolve to differentiate between things happening on a screen and things happening IRL, so e.g. seeing people die in stories a thousand times is bound to blunten your emotional response to people dying in real life. I figured that engaging in relationships with others might become a more appealing idea to me when I don't constantly satisfy my natural need for human interaction with fiction and porn.

I noticed that I can spend a lot of time doing logic puzzles. It started out mainly with video games like Prime Mover, later I redirected this hobby towards programming. Mainly in assembly language, where making the computer do even simple things like outputting a number on screen requires you to solve all kinds of little puzzles, such as converting binary numbers to decimal using artithmetic and binary logic. By now I'm probably a more proficient Assembly programmer than 99% of professional software developers, who usually just learn some of it in a college class and never touch it again.
>> No. 33885 [Edit]
I prefer daydreaming as my way of escapism. I like to create my own stories. I wish I had writing talent to make them "real" and get paid money though.
>> No. 33886 [Edit]
>I believe that fiction is desensitizing.
That's not what i've experienced. Normally i'm mostly numb to what the people around me are feeling, but if i'm in the middle of a book, I'm already in the mindset of empathizing with others so I feel a little more. The brain gets better at what it's trained to do. Fiction doesn't actually have stakes to it, so I don't think it's desensitizing.

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31813 No. 31813 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Time for this year's secret santa. Last year was our first and we had four people take part, lets see if we can do better this time around!

As before, sign up at the above linked site if you're interested. make a list of what you want and we'll use the site to randomize who gets who. You've got until December second to sign up, at which point we'll draw the names.
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Yeah, Merry Christmas everyone.
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Merry Christmas
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Merry Xmas 2019

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24746 No. 24746 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Because the last thread,, is now on auto sage.
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Eat Fighter II
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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. 33833 [Edit]
>live in the wasteland
Ahh, no. When I said completely uninhabitable, I meant it. It wouldn't be a wasteland, it would be a dead zone. Your best bet if you stayed would be an underground bunker with an air filter and some non-solar generator, and you wouldn't be able to exit for a very long time. No adventuring. A sky that full of smoke does that.
>> No. 33834 [Edit]
If you wear eye protection and some kind of filtration mask you will be fine. Food and water would not be a problem because of how much there is that is already packaged and protected from the elements sitting around in shops. It would be very atmospheric.
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I live in a rural area with a fruit trees, solar panels and a sturdy bicycle. Hope I can last.
>> No. 33867 [Edit]
I'd live in the dead zone wearing a gas mask and scavenging stores and farms until I died from lung complications.

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29143 No. 29143 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's yours?
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>> No. 33128 [Edit]
I am disinclined to self diagnose but I think I may have bipolar. That or whatever you call these bouts of heightened anxiety/mania and depression.
>> No. 33149 [Edit]
I love alcohol. And I love smoking Gitanes. And I love drugs I can obtain through the apothecary without being questioned. As well as plastic crack.
>> No. 33861 [Edit]
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My demon is over-scrutinising scenes to the point of forgetting the rest of the movie.Currently the slow-mo archery in BRAVE is stuck in my mind.
Twang. The animators must have watched lots of video to get that one right.
>> No. 34028 [Edit]
Presumptions and an inclination towards talking about stuff in which I possess little insight and knowledge. Every time I do the latter, I chastise myself, but I keep fucking doing it. God I hate myself.

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29194 No. 29194 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have music on while using your pc and browsing the tohno?
I'd like some nice, calm music to have as background
I really have no idea how to find new stuff though
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something relaxed for you bro

i always play music... always

... fucking can't embed shit on this sight
>> No. 33838 [Edit]
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
>> No. 33842 [Edit]
I got a kick out of the brass+reed guys popping out from behind that big gift-wrapped object.
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Postmodern Jukebox knows how to class up music videos. All music videos should be of the band and singer playing, no more artsy-fartsy videos that have nothing that do with the music.

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31344 No. 31344 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you know any nice places to visit in Japan?
Especially anime related places.

I plan to go to Japan this year and try to find some less touristy places to go to.
The thread will most likely still be up so I can post some pictures I make.

Does any one recognize the place in this picture?
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>> No. 31356 [Edit]
>Funfact Yui walks 20 km to school
That's insane; this can't be true. Considering her size and age, it should take her 4-5 hours to get there, round trip.
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>Yes. Go to Kyoto or Nara. Get your ass out of the city. Don't spend more than a few days in Tokyo (make sure to spend a couple of hours at Akasaka and the imperial gardens, but otherwise avoid the concrete jungle, it is basically like any other big city in the West just in Japanese and with a lot more people crowding the place), the rest of Japan has a lot more character.
We plan to stay at last a week in the Kyoto area and get a 14 day railpass to visit some more remote places.
I have never been in any city outside of Europe, I don't know how much I'll like Toyko but I'm not a fan of big cities anyway.

> This is what you're looking for.

This one is nice. I don't recognise most places though.

>Have only been to the various Lucky Star locations in Saitama and Ooarai (twice) so far. First is a little bit depressing since you can see how its popularity is fading (quite literally, the flags in Satte or whatever you call them almost have no color anymore), second is still going well (they really know how to promote it).

The Lucky Star locations are a bit remote but I hope I can find time for it.

Ooari is from that one Girls and Panzer Episode?
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Images are up
>> No. 33839 [Edit]
Fallout Fukushima

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31444 No. 31444 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's your living situation like? Do you live with the folks, rent an apartment, or what?
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Busking now; getting paid in coins & notes.
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I live with my mum, two sisters and my brother, but I live in a shed so I get a reasonable amount of privacy. The people in my family are all degenerating over time though, when they were kids I didn't mind them, now I hate them and barely feel any kind of attachment to them, somehow it makes me feel lonelier than not having anybody around at all. I really want to move out but I would need Autism payments or something of that nature to do it, if I did move out I don't think I would have anything to do with them again.
>> No. 33809 [Edit]
I live on my own. Technically my mother owns it, but it's a bit of silly mess.
Third floor, near Venice. I do miss having a garden, but luckily I work in the fields so I can vent my "botanical frustrations" there.
>> No. 33818 [Edit]
That sounds peaceful and nice.

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