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34573 No. 34573 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anybody else like finding mentally ill people online? By mentally ill I mean the type with delusions, a loose grasp on reality and other mental deficiencies. Their barely coherent ramblings and bizarre lifestyles are one of the most interesting things online. It's so different from the samey stuff everywhere else and every single one is unique and memorable. Is there any way of finding them reliably? Like a similar pattern of behavior?
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>> No. 34636 [Edit]
yes, i find it a needed break from the usual soul-sucking normality of standard-internet, let alone real life.
>> No. 34693 [Edit]
That example blogspot you just found ( appears to be a Nigerian speaking pidgin english, not a mentally ill person.
>> No. 34702 [Edit]
This is absolutely unreadable for a non-african. Is it made this way to make it easier for sub-saharians to speak? I see no reason for someone with asian or even european heritage to find this more easier the normal english language.
>> No. 34704 [Edit]
An asian person with equally broken english might. Learning broken, simplified english is easier than learning it proper, so anybody with limited understanding of english might get it.

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32344 No. 32344 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been thinking about starting my own image board for a while now, but I don't really know how to go about it. I'm not talking about software and I don't think there's any non-technical guide to it. There's aspects of tohno chan I like which don't seem easy to replicate. For one, the lack of shit that most imageboards are flooded with. How would I advertise my image board without attracting "those" kinds of people? If I advertise on other people's boards, that's also basically spam, so it might bother mods and give a bad impression. How does tohno chan do it? Every new board I've seen spam for has been filled with nothing but cancer and most don't make it past three months.

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>> No. 34134 [Edit]
> But I never had any success because people would show up, see the nearly empty forum, and leave.
Another (possibly less ethical) solution to the issue of seeding initial posts is to just make them yourself. If I recall this is basically what Reddit did in their early days – the founders just posted things from accounts they made themselves and had it look organic. Doing this on an anonymous board would be even easier, and you get to shape the intended direction of the community in the process.
>> No. 34135 [Edit]
>had it look organic
If you're a one man band that's tough.

I came up with a good way of advertising. If you know moon runes, you can translate stuff and put your ads on the last page. You can draw specific people in that way too.
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Do not invite political polarization. In time, tohno will gravely regret the creation of /tat/.
>> No. 34729 [Edit]
Great thing about that, though, is its recent activity isn't shown on the homepage.

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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:
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>> No. 34363 [Edit]
I'm not reading all that but I saw they cited tv tropes and that's all I needed to know to throw it all out.
>> No. 34364 [Edit]
I didn't know "moral event horizon" came from tv tropes. I never heard of it before this though either. Coming this fall, a whole volume of Mechademia, a peer reviewed "academic" journal, on "Queering" is coming out.

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Glossary of eroge terms in Japanese

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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. 33603 [Edit]
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Just stick to the same (sleep) routine for your whole life. I urge to the importance of keeping meal times consistent too, since when and how much you feel hungry is also linked to the circadian rhythm.
Though you must account for, and accept seasonal changes too.
Back in Sapporo, my biological cycle fluctuates a fair bit, wherein during summer months I wake up at around 5-5:15am when the sun's already up and migratory birds sing. Also go to bed a bit later, closer to 10:30pm. I effectively sleep a bit less, feel much more active and eat more.

It's all a matter of habit really. Back in the day my parents had to clock in at work at 6am, so I would wake up at around 5:50 to go to the computer and play vidiya or watch anime... or prepare the presentation that was due that day... I also bloody hate being thrown off my usual schedule, and get angry when unexpected events come up, almost to an autistic level.

Such organization allows one to go a bit off schedule the occasional day when traveling or something, without wreaking much havoc; insomnia and whatnot...
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In an attempt to lucid dream, since yesterday I've been chanting "AAAAAAA" mentally, all day long regardless of what I'm doing. My theory is, if I exercise my will during the day, I might manage it in sleep.
At first my throat hurt because even when just thinking my throat moves a little bit, then I figured to raise the mental voice's pitch until it wasn't my voice any longer, and instead of me going "AAAAA" it's like I'm remembering some anime girl going "AAAAA".This solved the throat issue.
Doing this somehow left me physically tired so I feel like I completely blacked out when I went to sleep.
So not exactly useful for the usual concept of lucid dreaming for now, but it's having a sort of meditative effect and actual life actually feels somewhat dream like, and my basic action of willing a sound into perception feels like home and reality. Every little issue during my day melts away against the anchor that is my will creating a voice.
I don't care if it sounds like I'm losing my mind, I see promise in this.
>> No. 34642 [Edit]
>but it's having a sort of meditative effect
The syllable "om" is often chanted in buddhism/hinduism, presumably to focus the mind and spirit. Independent of whether or not you ascribe any particular auspicious meaning to that particular syllable, I wouldn't be surprised if your mental chanting had similar effects.
>> No. 34643 [Edit]
I did try searching for "om" after I had the idea, but found none attempting it all throughout the day. All I found was people setting aside time to do it for a bit, which in comparison I don't think has much of an effect.
Also the "mmm" is easier to keep going but I prefer "AAAA" since it requires more concentration.

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34522 No. 34522 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you hold any spiritual beliefs? The subject has been on my mind a lot lately, particularly since having watched Your Name and Weathering With You. I read a bit about Shinto, and I suppose if anything I'm a bit sympathetic to it and similar kinds of beliefs that hold there is not a distinction between matter and spirit. The Greek notion of logos or pneuma is actually pretty similar in this regard.

Of course a difficulty is that I have never experienced anything that I would call spiritual, which could lead me to believe in a spiritual side of life.

Kind of related video:
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>> No. 34525 [Edit]
I couldn't attain any sense of spirituality as I never got the chance to get in contact with it, it was not intriguing (and beautiful) enough. There are no higher powers, no angels, no souls, no justice. The things we call demoniac are nothing but a solipsistic observation. Sometimes I fear that life after death will be never-ending dolorous madness, but that's a sporadic feeling when I'm ill. Otherwise I'm just concerned about my daily desires being fulfilled. It's sad sometimes but I don't sense any sentient being but myself, but the more important question is how to fill in the hours between sleep. No piece of information is able to truly change anything(but some thought mechanisms).
>> No. 34530 [Edit]
I hold the belief that at a rough level there is some sort of collective conscious, and like you mentioned that >there is not a distinction between matter and spirit.
>> No. 34542 [Edit]
If there's no disctintion between matter and spirit, what is matter at all? See Berkeley.
>> No. 34632 [Edit]
Belief is something you choose for yourself, anyone can have spiritual beliefs if they want to. Since spiritual beliefs necessarily defy conventional logic, its impossible to disprove them convincingly and since they require faith, proving them convincingly negates the spiritual element. Until the airplane was invented, its was generally considered a given fact that birds could fly because god made them that way. These days we generally believe that birds can fly because of aerodynamics and evolution, but almost none of the people who hold those beliefs have studied either issue in detail. Most of the people who believe that birds can fly because of aerodynamics and evolution believe so because they trust "the experts". "The experts" function as the priests of the system of belief for most people, because those people have faith in "the experts". For most people the idea that birds can fly because of aerodynamics and evolution because "the experts" say so is fundamentally a spiritual type of belief, its not one based on learning, experience or observations, its a belief based on trusting their priests. Taking all that into account, there are probably a lot more people who hold spiritual beliefs than there are people who will admit that their system of beliefs is based on faith.
Its not out of the question that one day "the experts" will fully discern the functional mechanisms that make DNA work the way it does and they might understand how one very small core molecule governs the life of a person and determines their character and characteristics and then they'll be telling us all that souls were real all along, just like what those stupid old religious texts have been saying for thousands of years.

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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. 34199 [Edit]
I just maintain folders categorized by anime -> character. Then file names are just various tags separated by underscores. This works well since I can then use standard unix utils to find the image I'm looking for, since I usually at least remember what character or tag I assigned. Crucially it preserves access to the structure from other file browsers, so I can still easily choose one to attach in an imageboard.
>> No. 34203 [Edit]
My images folder is absolute chaos, I'll get to organizing it more someday but I still need to finish fixing up the music folder which is almost finished. The reason mine is, is because I save so much there for so many reasons and my short term memory is about as useful as a goldfish.
>> No. 34315 [Edit]
Touhou, 20.000, handpicked.
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33625 No. 33625 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
From games, comics, and cartoons, since the late 90s, westerns from America to Europe(especially France for some reason) have attempted to create "anime-like" media. You remember some of these: rwby, totally spies, avatar, teen titans, code lyoko, to name a few. Most of these are made to capitalize on a dying trend, but that's besides the point. These try to copy something more than the artstyle(which is usually a failure). There's some kind of character to otaku media that they're trying to replicate.

Aside from anime largly representing adult-oreiented animation that isn't primarily comedic, there's something else to it, some dynamic. Most people write these "knockoffs" off as shit and that's it, but I want to know, if I were to try to make something with that unique "spirit" to it, wouldn't it just come out the same? Could a westerner capture whatever that thing is so it feels the same?

There's a couple western porn artists which do a really good job, but that's as close as I can think of
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Hm maybe that's why catgirls work so well
>> No. 34480 [Edit]
Anime as a whole probably wasn't directly inspired by cats, but there's a lot of characters I've seen that I tend to think act like cats or look like cats.
Maybe that's just because I have too many cats.
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Capcom's new cat based puzzle game lets you unlock cat versions of your favorite Street Fighter characters
>> No. 34524 [Edit]
That last part about including something because one happens to like it looks more like a feature common to lots of different kinds of literatures to me; as opposed to anime in particular, that is. Be that as it may, it certainly is one of fiction's major allures.

Maybe the uniqueness of Japanese anime / culture is just a myth after all; one that large parts of the world have been, not even consciously, fostering for centuries. Of course there must be an air of elusive exceptionality blowing into the face of someone considering Anime in such an environment. The reason, however, is not some innate property of Anime, but as I mentioned before, the great effort that has been undertaken to write the elusive qualities of Japaneseness into Japan.

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34491 No. 34491 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm out of the loop and I wanted to talk about this for a while. What's this "alt-chan alliance" thing and why is it bad?
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>> No. 34494 [Edit]
I think they're referring to basically the webring [1] formed by various imageboards after the 8chan fall. If you go to e.g. and click "boards" you'll see a bunch of other boards that are roughly independent, being on separate domains (and hosts I presume) but are linked together. Unsurprisingly they're all hot garbage.

>> No. 34495 [Edit]
Bunkers just referred to themselves as "the webring", if anything. I never heard the term "alt-chan federation" be used for any of them.
Although the whole webring thing comes with its own amusing drama, like the board owner of /v/ constantly being kicked out of it because the guy who owned /cow/ didn't like him.
You're right on the "every single board on it is shit" point though. Especially the ones on They're somehow the most autistic imageboard out of any I've ever visited.

At risk of advertising autism, there is actually a website for the alt-chan federation it seems.
>> No. 34496 [Edit]
Is this something like Freenet, where you're hosting other people's (potentially illegal) shit?
>> No. 34498 [Edit]
No, this is all on the public internet and there isn't anything illegal; it's just a bunch of imageboards all linking to each other.

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33925 No. 33925 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have any new years traditions or resolutions?
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Choose SMART goals.
Just do it!
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Year 2020 is a bad year.. could we re-do it?
>> No. 34400 [Edit]
What? So far it's been fantastic.
>> No. 34401 [Edit]
I agree. Finally something interesting happens and it's the asocial's dream come true – you're no longer expected to interact with people, you're not merely allowed to but mandated to WFH, etc.

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32810 No. 32810 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I drink coffee. What's your drink of choice?
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>> No. 34179 [Edit]
Water, side from tea sometimes but not much. Few times a week at most. Black tea tastes better than green.
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I like a smooth, well-balanced mocha.
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Latte art makes the the coffee look better.
>> No. 34399 [Edit]
Tea. Orange grey. Hot.

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