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35526 No. 35526 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Which other imageboards do you go to?
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>> No. 38583 [Edit]
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Guess. Go on, try, guess. As if that actually would be hard!
>> No. 38584 [Edit]
Is there an image board themed around mai melody?
>> No. 38622 [Edit]
Alrighty then.

That seems very specific...
>> No. 38624 [Edit]
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The new address

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33244 No. 33244 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I tried to create this thread in /fb/, but that board got locked again so I'm putting it here instead.
This thread has been created for the express purpose of making outrageously offensive, greedy or even technologically impossible demands on the TC staff.
My own opinion on this issue is that /mai/ should smell like strawberries and I feel like whomever is responsible for failing to carry this out should compensate me financially for the service level deficiency.
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>> No. 33297 [Edit]
/ot/ should be accompanied by a 24/7 radio audio stream that it just two people reading out all the 'tangents' on the board.
>> No. 33298 [Edit]
You could do it with TTS, but there isn't enough post traffic to keep it as a continuous stream unless you loop them.
>> No. 33308 [Edit]
The stream could primarily play music but have breaks where the posts are read aloud.
>> No. 38618 [Edit]
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Everytime the Kagami Kuro banner appears, she comes out of the screen screaming "DOOOOOUTEEEEEEEEI" and kicks anon right in the balls.

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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. 38613 [Edit]
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The history and decline of Ape language research. Remember all those articles about how gorillas can learn sign language? Well, the truth is they kind of can, but not that well. Also, the most famous example was raised by a crazy bitch.
Some choice quotes
>Nancy Alperin and Kendra Keller alleged that Patterson pressured them to show their nipples to Koko. Patterson apparently thought this was for Koko’s benefit; it was alleged in the lawsuit that Patterson once said, “Koko, you see my nipples all the time. You are probably bored with my nipples. You need to see new nipples. I will turn my back so Kendra can show you her nipples.”
>Safkow, who worked at the Gorilla Foundation several years after the Alperin and Keller suit was settled, said Koko remained intrigued by nipples. “It was just a given that you show your nipples to Koko,” he said. “Koko gets what Koko wants. We would even hold our nipples hostage from her until she took her pills.”
>“We always tried to get her to exercise, but she would never go outside — she just wanted to sit in her little trailer and watch TV or sleep.” The Gorilla Foundation maintains that Koko is not overweight and that at her current weight of 270 pounds she “is, like her mother, a larger frame Gorilla” and within the healthy weight of a captive gorilla. (Wild female gorillas are 150-200 pounds.)
>Over the years, Koko has been photographed playing with her dolls as “practice for motherhood,” and the Gorilla Foundation says that Koko “chose” Ndume through video dating. He has been on long-term loan from the Cincinnati Zoo since 1991. After 23 years, the two have not mated, and former employees report that they spend all their time separated. Koko and Ndume “can only see each other through two sets of bars,”
>Safkow also said he believed Patterson strongly favoured Koko—after all, Koko has been her project for so many years—and would spend time talking and laughing with her in her trailer while Ndume cried. “Patterson does not spend any time with Ndume, except to walk by his window and give him a treat,” he said. “
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>> No. 38614 [Edit]
I wonder how much of Alex the parrot's intelligence is true as well.
>> No. 38615 [Edit]
>Patterson: Nipple rhymes with people, she doesn’t sign people per se, she was trying to do a ‘sounds like…’
>> No. 38616 [Edit]
Maybe since the way she learned sign language is different from how a deaf person would?? Either way Patterson was full of it.

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36618 No. 36618 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Given that many people here likely have a lot of spare time (and especially with recent circumstances, even those who attended uni or had fulltime jobs are probably in front of a computer as well), what do you spend your days doing? Is most of it spent in front of the screen, flitting between imageboards and anime-watching? Or do you prefer to engange in more physical hobbies?
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>> No. 38592 [Edit]
Thank you for your contributions to the anime database.
>> No. 38593 [Edit]
No problem, and I appreciate the thanks. It's more fun than it sounds updating stuff relating to episodes, characters, etc. You also get a sense of accomplishment from it, and best of all you don't need to socialize with anybody (as long as you don't mess something up).
>> No. 38606 [Edit]
Outside of the already mentioned imageboards and anime I've been indulging in the wacky world of conspiracy theories and boy has it been quite a ride I just learned about the one about meat stations and how they're black markets for human meat in China and South America. It's the reason why some missing persons cases are never solved, allegedly of course.
>> No. 38607 [Edit]
Oh I should mention that I don't read into those to mock them it's just a means of insight for understanding how others view our reality. My post kinda came off like I was being mocking.

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34234 No. 34234 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on it? Do you care? Has it affected you at all?

I know a lot of people are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but I thought it'd be interesting to get TC's point of view on it and see what you guy's think.
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>> No. 38577 [Edit]
They're rolling out "vaccine passports" and mandating these things for even employers not in the healthcare sector. All the while it's becoming evident that these things aren't even that effective at preventing transmission of the so-called "delta" variant. At this point it's either a genuine conspiracy with malicious intent to get every one to take these, or basically the same thing as social-justice fervor where people throw rationality to the wind and the vaccines are just a means of virtue-signaling (and especially given all the sunk costs, no one is going to admit that they overreacted and we should just let nature take its course).
>> No. 38585 [Edit]
Something's definitely up.
The measures taken don't add up with the severity of COVID, a small chance of death doesn't require a more or less year-long lockdown.
And then there's how hard governments are pushing vaccines, some countries only allow vaccinated into businesses, getting paid for taking the shot, etc. etc.
Maybe it's just politicians getting paid off by big pharma, maybe they're just incompetent and paranoid, or there's actually some kind of conspiracy afoot. Either way, I'm definitely not taking that vaccine now.
>> No. 38586 [Edit]
> politicians getting paid off by big pharma, maybe they're just incompetent and paranoid,
Realistically it's probably just that. Government overreacted at the beginning (which wasn't necessarily _wrong_ given that at the time it was a potentially unknown Made in China™ SARS-esque thing), and gave the pharma sector a shit ton of money to pump out vaccines asap. Of course the pharma guys will gladly take it, so they dusted off the questionably-safe mRNA vaccine tech they had sitting aronud to manufacturer these things at breakneck speed, did minimal safety validation, and started promoting the campaigns to get one jab in every arm. (Notice how governments always promote the 2-dose mRNA vaccines, even though the J&J arguably has a better safety profile at this point, and both are basically equualy (in)effecitve against the delta variants... I wonder why that is).

Meanwhile, the big businesses found out that these lockdowns are actually a great thing for them (I bet the large online retailers saw big increases in traffic), so they do everything in their interest to continue the momentum. And of course with how gullible the people are, just mention the covid boogeyman every day in the media and the people will voluntarily continue the charade. The politicians like this too, since the people are focusing on this stuff instead of being angry at the government, and they can make worthless statements to make themselves look good. And they get to blame everything on the unvaccinated people to further mask the charade. The people also become more dependent on the government due to relying on stimulus to make up for lost jobs.

So it's not a grand conspiracy theory orchestrated by a single person, and the conspiracy isn't about the contents of the vaccine itself per se, the conspiracy is in the continued effort to keep this charade going and it's undertaken by multiple parties.
>> No. 38589 [Edit]
>both are basically equualy (in)effecitve against the delta variants... I wonder why that is
This is pretty much misinfo.

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29473 No. 29473 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Fact is, sleep takes up a large fraction of anyone's life. Have a comfortable bed & a large fraction of your life is excellent.
Please tell me ways to improve the quality & volume of my sleeping.
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>> No. 35747 [Edit]
Consistent sleep schedule is important.
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>> No. 38581 [Edit]
Try a buckwheat pillow. I recently got one and it really helped my neck pain and I think I sleep more deeply. The key is the ability to mould it to your desired position, and then as you shift throughout the night it's very easy to adjust the pillow to maintain support.

Modern mattresses are a scam. They use foams that are basically designed to break down in 2 years, so you're forced to keep buying them. Notice how it's basically impossible to buy the "traditional" basic innerspring mattresses of yore (which you can get 10-15 years out of by flipping over and rotating once in a while). And the memory foam ones will heat you up at night, since you're basically sleeping on insulation.

After doing a lot of research, the best option seems to be just going to costco or some other brick and mortar shop (NOT a mattress store, which have also interestingly all become conglomerated and owned by a single company) and buying the cheapest, firmest mattress with springs you can tolerate. The key is to get one that has springs and also the thinnest amount of foam possible. You can always add foam yourself, but you can never replace foam on a mattress that has it built in.

Do you sleep on your side or on your back? Sleeping on the floor would be torture for me since it means all the pressure is concentrated on my hips and shoulder.

You can also try a futon if you like sleeping on the floor. Also the Chinese supposedly have very hard beds. In terms of whether it's better for your back, it's generally true that if you sleep on your back then a firmer surface is better. So yeah sleeping on a carpet or padded floor is probably fine; but I think sleeping on bare har
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>> No. 38582 [Edit]
Spring mattresses are uncomfortable and loud in my experience. I associate them with old people and the convertible sofas you find in hotels.

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9442 No. 9442 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I don't think we had a movie thread yet so I wanted to ask, does /tc/ watch movies? What was the last one you saw? Have any good recommendations or favorite genres? Do you like american, european or asian cinema?
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>> No. 38431 [Edit]
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I think the plan was to find John's house and "talk to him" there. Since he wasn't home, he opted to look for him instead of waiting for him to come back. So the approach and kill method seemed like the default this time too.
>we're probably putting in more thought than the writers possibly did
Yeah. I love cat and mouse stories.
>> No. 38432 [Edit]
Right, I forgot he went to his home first. I guess the idea was to just shoot him in the face the moment he came to the door, the way the T-800 did in the first movie with the wrong targets he killed.
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I watched Alien 1979 yesterday. It was alright. The characters were really careless multiple times throughout, which was kind of annoying, but typical for horror. Ripley is noticeably more competent than everybody else. Despite being nearly two hours long, the plot is also pretty thin. The most interesting part of the film is H. R. Giger's visual input. I've already seen all of that imagery before, so it didn't have as much of a visceral impact as it could, and there wasn't that much of it in the movie either.

The xenomorph is an odd thing. The movie outright says its a perfect organism and an extremely hostile predator, but it relies on stealth and its prey freezing in fear. Ripley was even able to outrun one at the end. In a world were they can make androids indistinguishable from humans, it's odd that anybody would be interested in xenomorphs as a weapon given how they're depicted here.

As a vehicle for horror though, the xenomorph is pretty effective. Alien smartly keeps its appearances to a minimum. The slow, plodding scenes also effectively created tension, at the expense of eating up a lot of runtime.

Ripley is pretty interesting in that she's a western, competent female character who isn't obnoxious, lacking in humanity, or a mary sue. I read that the movie was written without having any sex decided for any character. This is probably the only way a character like Ripley as she is in this movie could be made.

I don't really want to watch the sequel, Aliens. What James Cameron felt like doing to a 70's sci-fi horror(making it an action flick) directed by somebody else, doesn't interest me. The premise sounds dumb and a sequel didn't feel necessary in the first place. After the first movie, Ripley is also established to be female, so that magic of ambiguous writing is also impossible here on out.
>> No. 38465 [Edit]
I particularly prefer the first one.
>it makes a lot more sense for skynet to send nukes back in time (covered in flesh if need be)
Yes, but that nuke would first have to be programmed to blow up. Skynet can't communicate with the Terminator after they sent it to the past, so they would not be able to blow the nuke up. It would be necessary to design a smart nuke capable of blowing itself after X time, but this can be complicated when dealing with time travel, or the time travel machine can be hard to operate and Skynet would end up nuking itself. Also, sending it in flesh with a lot of time to spare would call the attention of the populace and it could be defused first. Now, it's been a while since I've seen the movie but don't we know from Terminator 3 that Connor's 3DPD father who is army personnel and ends up activating skynet lives at a driving distance? I don't remember how far her father lived from their location. Nuking everything could kill him as well and prevent skynet from being activated. Also, if a nuke goes live the army personnel would suspect of treason within its ranks, or a spy network, and skynet could be put in the back burner.

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28733 No. 28733 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is Loli/Shota allowed here? It's technically illegal.

I deleted my stashes all a long time ago out of paranoia.
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>> No. 38419 [Edit]
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So if you draw a murder of underaged fictional character, that's legal. But if you draw a underaged fictional character doing it, you go to jail. That's USA for you.
>> No. 38420 [Edit]
>if you draw a underaged fictional character doing it, you go to jail
No, not really. In the US, that's not the case. People have been arrested who just so happened to also have loli, or they've been arrested for importing a lot of physical media. I've never read a case about an artist being arrested.
>> No. 38505 [Edit]
Not really no. We have a lot of fucked laws but loli/shota is in a strange gray area and prosecution for it is exceedingly rare. People have been arrested crossing the border into Canada with it though.
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The legal grey area of it sometimes bothers me, but I do things that are more commonly prosecuted like extensive piracy and it doesn't as much. The law on it changing is sometimes what haunts me though. I'm not a lolicon, but I do enjoy /ss/ even though for me it's more about the height difference and penis size.

That map is either bait or severely outdated as well, Canada is known for enforcing their laws on this. (But if you rape a native woman, you're good).

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29631 No. 29631 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
i hung one of these in the window a week ago, but its still raining.
do these things only work in japan or do i need to put batteries in it or what?
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>> No. 29634 [Edit]
If anime has thought me anything it's that teru teru bozu aren't all that effective. According to anime a much more reliable strategy is to find someone who's sad and cheer them up.
>> No. 29635 [Edit]
Try folding it properly next time
>> No. 29640 [Edit]
You probably need a 2D one since 3D anything is never as good as 2D. Probably also needs to be made by a 2D loli at that for full potency.
>> No. 38418 [Edit]
As effective as singing "Rain rain go away"

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32916 No. 32916 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Who bicycles around here?
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I want to ride my bicycle...
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Bicycle Build
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Actually right... Why did the Japanese use bicycles to conquer Malaya?
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This thread seems to be just a dumping ground for low-effort posts. I think it is reasonable to lock it.

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29120 No. 29120 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I become an Otaku? I've liked anime and manga forever but "otaku" stuff has eluded me forever. I've been aware of these things but I've always associated them with a layer of the internet where everyone is aware of what's going on except for me.

I have no idea where to go to learn about otaku stuff except imageboards, because everything is always in japanese. Anime is easy and I've always watched it, but I've never pierced (successfully) past that layer where I could just go and download an anime after reading about it on wikipedia or MAL.

"Franchises" in particular, things that aren't actually based off an anime (the other way around often) are very difficult for me to "get". Stuff like Touhou or Idolm@ster and stuff like that.

Every time I see someone post something "otaku" that isn't anime and instantly recognizable I feel like I'm missing out on something everyone else "gets".

So where do I go? Niconico or something? Everytime I see a post about J-Pop or something like that everyone seems to know what every group is and every member's name etc. If I try getting into something like that often enough I'm just presented with a PV with the artist's name and song title in block letters and everything else in nip scribble.

It's a world of figurines and body pillows and light novels and stuff, MMD's and MADs and all sorts of music and I feel like, for someone who has been browsing imageboards as long as I have, to be missing out and not being "in".

I don't know about or have ever associated with otaku stuff outside of imageboards but everytime I see an otaku person or someone posts a picture of a touhou or something I'm left completely lost as to why every otaku seems to know everything there is to know about otaku stuff but I'm left completely lost as to how they learned these things and got into them.
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>> No. 29154 [Edit]
You aren't an "otaku" at all because none of those things make you an otaku. In reality, you're the only normalfag here because of your desperation to prove that you're not like them and your desperation in having something that makes you different.
Of course you browse Retardchan. You know what you are? You're a failed normalfag. You bring up that you've "never held hands with a girl" and such. You don't belong here at all. Fuck off and go back there.
>> No. 29178 [Edit]
The most important step in being an otaku is learning how to be alone & be yourself.
>> No. 29215 [Edit]
"Otaku" isn't really something you try to become, it's more of a murky swamp that you just sort of gradually sink into if you have the right type of personality. Before you know it you realize that you're in so deep you might as well get comfortable. Anyway I think I roughly understand what you're trying to ask so here is my personal experience:

Around 2003 or so I kind of got hooked watching the anime that Cartoon Network would run at night (Inuyasha, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, etc), and got interested enough in a couple of shows to start collecting them on DVD. When I started college the following year I saw a flier for a school anime club so I started going to that. Most of the people there knew a lot more about anime than I did and had been into it longer so I felt kind of out of place. However I got to be friends with some of the people in the club and I just kind of got sucked further and further into that world. In addition to the club we started going to conventions and the like, and we would frequently hang out and watch each others DVDs. I learned about 4chan from one of those guys too, and that was really the point of no return for me. Before I got into this stuff I was basically just a somewhat awkward and socially beta but still relatively normal male; I now live in a world of plastic figurines and erotic visual novels. My only close friends are the anime club friends I met in college.

Anyway, being otaku is basically like having any other interest that you're very deeply into, like being into a music genre or something. If you want to get into it just start looking into titles that sound interesting to you, learn all you can again, and go from there. One of two things will happen: either you'll find out it was just a phase, or you'll become one of us.
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Too hot to think straight. I'm a fan but not "otaku" (ie.hardcore) enough.

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