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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. 33583 [Edit]
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Usually 7-8 hours but I suspect is a lot less since I wake up often at night and most of the time in bed I'm in a feverish nightmarish state you can't really call resting.
>> No. 33590 [Edit]
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7:20-7:40. Usually 10:15-10:30pm to 5:35-5:55am. My internal clock tends to be quite precise. I am genuinely proud of that.

Between 1-2pm I start feeling considerably less productive.

Maybe you're oversleeping? Perhaps waking up from a deep sleep stage?
>> No. 33597 [Edit]
How did you get your internal clock so precise?
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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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33525 No. 33525 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Let's talk about every terrible thing Netflix has done. Purely as a service, it's a mediocre, roundabout way of getting access to shows. There's some committee of people deciding what gets hosted and what doesn't, which is almost entirely decided by market demand rather than quality. Good movies get booted to make room for cape shit. You also have to wait a year longer to watch new seasons of shows that already aired, even if the season is being hosted in another country. The monthly rate for streaming has gone up over the years. Streaming as a paid service is also ridiculous because if you're paying money for data, you should have unlimited access to that data.

With that out-of-the-way, the more important issue is with Netflix's goal of controlling the anime industry, at least in the west(for the time being). Buying up streaming rights is one thing, but from a cultural standpoint, they want control too. They make live action adaptations and new dubs with changed translations to control the image of these shows. They get exclusive streaming rights to new shows while they're in production, which means they will definitely get some level of creative control, which inevitably means censorship and ideological injection. This kind of things actually is a slippery slope. People who cheer and get excited when they announce the next show they'll butcher are so naive I can't believe it. I'm dreading their Ghost in Shell reboot.

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I hate how they have some things on there purely to make sure that other services don't, then bury them. I liked the anime AICO: Incarnation that they claimed the rights to. What they did was dump it all out at once, which hurt its chances to have any sort of discussion on any anime sites, and ruined the fun of wondering what would happen week to week. It clearly wasn't meant to be put out that way either. They also either really insist on or outright force you to skip OPs and EDs.
God, it's just the worst. I don't think there's any worse way to treat anime than like this. Either they have no idea how anime fans enjoy watching a series, or they know and want to stamp that out.
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Thanks for reminding me to watch this.
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I haven't actually seen the trailer before now. My already low expectations have been disappointed.
>> No. 33596 [Edit]
Eden looks good.

I think that Netflix is trying to be as different as possible to TV. Hence no weekly eps. Although weekly eps work better if your subscription is based on time.

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29102 No. 29102 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For those of you who work, what do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?
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>> No. 33540 [Edit]
I do logistics. Tis boring.
>> No. 33584 [Edit]
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I do digital marketing. Mostly prototyping websites, online campaigns, copywriting and graphic design, analyzing analytics, and maintaining the manager and clients updated.
It's a rather cozy job. My company is the type that lets employees be as long as objectives are being met. Coworkers are respectful too. Either way, I promised to myself that I would never complain about an office job once I finally had the opportunity to quit my previous factory job.
College here is not a life indebtment as it is in the US, nor as intensive, so it was a good call.
>> No. 33585 [Edit]
>College here is not a life indebtment as it is in the US, nor as intensive, so it was a good call.
It's overly expensive, but it's not as bad as many make it out to be. Scholarships are easy to get, and many companies will offer some reimbursement for entry level (or otherwise) employees who choose to go to college. There's also the common route of going to a junior college and then transferring to a four year school to save a good amount of money.
Further, any figure shown that's used as an example of large college debt is typically deceptive. One tactic is to use the average instead of the median; thus, large debt accrued from, say, aspiring doctors (Who will easily be able to pay it back.) and students who make bad financial decisions (Because they're foolish.) will pull the average number upward.
Generally, if you're determined and are at least of average intelligence, getting a degree that's in demand (or will be) will result in an income that'll make the initial investment (debt) rather trivial.
>> No. 33587 [Edit]
By far the majority of woe over the seeming "debt crisis" in the US seems to be from people who thought that taking out money to spend 4 years studying art history or the like was a good investment.

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Do you have any favorite character voices?
>> No. 33578 [Edit]
I like Yuukos voice in Machizoku Mazouku.
>> No. 33579 [Edit]
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I really like Yuzuhara Konomi's voice. Her seiyuu didn't really do a lot of other roles, which makes me sad. The only other notable ones were the original Yukiho Hagiwara and Thursday from Disgaea.
>> No. 33581 [Edit]
Ditto: the tiny sound effects and nuances for both Shamiko and Gosenzo are absolutely lovely.

I think in addition to solid character dynamics what can make or break a SoL is the voice acting. Going from a 4-koma/manga to an anime, there's lots of opportunities to express the range of emotions via voice, and pairing this with a good OST makes the adaption come alive.

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29232 No. 29232 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is human nature constant or is it molded by culture? Can human nature be completely changed by culture or society?
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Warefare also can't be considered daily life.

>Whether we are religious or not, most of our morals are derived from the bible as we are raised in a society that was made that way and much of these morals go against natural instinct.
To some extent, but there's many aspects of religion which does fit human nature. Fear of death, wanting an explanation for things, wanting to feel protected, wanting routine and tradition. I think cultural evolution is guided by human nature to the extent where the two can't be seperated. Communism could only come about by force and not natural development. Boiling human nature down to wanting food and sex is an over-simplification. I also think different groups of people are predisposed to forming certain types of culture.
>> No. 33562 [Edit]
In some places it was fairly common, it's hard to tell what it was like in Europe but Europeans living amongst tribal people have noted that it was often quite frequent. But still, the average man would not be able to eat humans that often or there would be a discrepancy in the ratio of people killed to be eaten and people eating the killed. But it's likely more important people would eat humans on a more regular bases. On Fiji there was a tribal chief that would place a stone in a line behind his hut every time he ate a human, he had a line of 872 stones. But regardless of how frequent it was it was still done.

>Fear of death

Many societies didn't fear death, the samurai didn't and it could be said that religion was aimed at preventing it by telling people that it was okay to die, they would go to heaven.

There are some aspects of human nature that cultures will cultivate but some it will fight against.
>> No. 33563 [Edit]
Small island. I'm not convinced there was ever any large society where cannibalism was viewed as no different from eating animals. Even then, it was a chief who probably wanted to show off how macho he is.
>But still, the average man would not be able to eat humans that often or there would be a discrepancy in the ratio of people killed to be eaten and people eating the killed
Eating people also poses a larger health risk since diseases are so easily passed.
>religion was aimed at preventing it by telling people that it was okay to die
That's what I meant. Religion is a solution to a problem. It was created partially for that reason.
>There are some aspects of human nature that cultures will cultivate but some it will fight against.
I agree with that and I already stated that, but while you think culture is more influential on people, I think culture's influence on people is just an extension of huamsn nature because cultures are formed the way they did because of that nature.
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Depends on what you mean by “nature”. The way I understand it you can shape the response of the individuals to their innate nature but the actual nature doesn't change so I dunno.

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31113 No. 31113 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
You are on death row and you get one last meal. What will it be?
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>> No. 33510 [Edit]
Steak, medium rare with mushroom sauce.
>> No. 33512 [Edit]
As much TNT as I can eat.
>> No. 33515 [Edit]
The executioner
haha gottem
>> No. 33523 [Edit]
You eat the lethal injection. Haha.

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33511 No. 33511 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Where do you think beauty comes from? In non-living, natural things it just exists. By chance alone and probably very slowly, the earth forms things we see as beautiful: gemstones, waterfalls, mountains, canyons, etc. Living things though, do not become beautiful by chance. They always have a "reason" for it, whether they're aware of it or not. Beauty exists in living beings as a survival tactic, not for its own sake or by chance. An angler fish's light exists to draw prey to it, a rafflesia's smell is disgusting to us, but is attractive to insects, and flowers are colorful because that makes them more noticeable to bees. In animal reproduction, beauty is like a facade. It exists because it successfully tricks and ensnares.

Non-living things which humans make, like painted ladies, are different. The painted lady has no desires and they have nothing to gain from being beautiful. The painted lady is beautiful because their creator wanted them to be, not to get resources or protection. There's no underlying, self-serving manipulation to mare their beauty, so their beauty is more pure than a living being's.
>> No. 33513 [Edit]
I think that's called "sublimation", when something goes beyond the mere natural reasons and reaches value for itself.
So yeah, 2D>3D.
>> No. 33514 [Edit]
Do you think we'll be able to make 3-d painted ladies?
>> No. 33519 [Edit]
For non-living things such as scenery, it's a really open question as to why we find some things pleasing but I'm guessing it has to do with how our senses evolved to find comfort in certain scenes over others. It's really similar to how in music theory we have all these heuristics in place and we can sort of reason it out by working off some basic principles such as logarithmic perception of pitch, but other than that we don't really have any good non-subjective reason other than the fact that it seems to work and be a shared experience.
>> No. 33521 [Edit]
If our brains were structured a bit different, polytonic music would sound better to us, but as we are now, one key at a time is what we naturally perceive as pleasant for some reason.

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do you still watch anime?
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>> No. 32720 [Edit]
The one from 2017 is Anne-Happy, and is about a few unlucky girls that go to a school together and get into all sorts of trouble along the way (still one of my favorite moe series of all time).
The one from 2014 is Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka, and I'm sure that one needs no introduction considering that I have seen posts of it a few times on this very site.
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Gochiusa's definitely become a staple of CGDCT and Anne Happy was about as popular as any other moe seasonal.

I was actually really curious to see which post-2000 shows are indeed "obscure" by some metric (perhaps relative to their genre since SoL as a whole is going to be less popular), excluding ONAs/shorts. Luckily someone scraped the MAL database (search "MyAnimelist Anime Dataset as 2019/02/04" on Kaggle, it's only 5MB) so I could do some fun queries.

Here are some interesting things that you might or might not care about (I'm only focusing on SoL shows because that is what I watch):
* There are only 335 SoL shows from 2001 onwards filtering out kids shows and shorts (defined as shows less than 20 minutes)
* The most popular SoL shows are Toradora, Clannad, and AnoHana (this is using MAL's metric of popularity which is the number of people who have it in their list)
* The least popular show is "Wala! Pyeon-uijeom The Animation" which aired in 2010
* The least popular CGDCT show is "The Marshmallow Times"
* Highest ranked shows are sangatsu no lion 2nd season, clannad after story, and mushishi
* Lowerst ranked shows are Glasslip, Battery, and Gunparade Orchestra

But what would be really nice is to find "hidden gems," shows that are not popular compared to their rating. I'm not sure what's the best way to do this, but here's one quick metric I used:

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>> No. 32734 [Edit]
Very interesting but a bit flawed in that it is based on MAL so therefore on western tastes.
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Yes. But I seem to have less time these days, so I'm more picky...

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33467 No. 33467 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does tohno-chan like monster girls?
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>> No. 33472 [Edit]
I don't mind them, I've never really got into it though, if it was a game I might but isn't it some kind of role-play thing?
>> No. 33481 [Edit]
Pokémon Girls please.
>> No. 33504 [Edit]
Here you go:
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That guy's an anti-monster girl, furry faggot. Don't conflate monster girls with furshit.

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33488 No. 33488 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I think video games are a malignant force in otaku culture, at least in the west. While plenty of game franchises were made in the west, many of the most seminal in "gaming culture" such as metal gear, street fighter, neir , etc are from Japan. These types of games are generally more accessible than other aspects of otaku culture.

What this leads to is tons of faggots like spoony who have some awareness of otaku media, but not the mindset needed to appreciate and enjoy most of it. Whenever games and the rest of otaku culture overlap, which inevitably happens, there ends up being a conflict where people who don't enjoy things less accessible to normalfags are exposed to it and react to with outrage or scorn. This kind of thing is plainly visible on image boards. People who only like games infest places related to otaku culture and expect everybody to obey their standards.

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>> No. 33495 [Edit]
I'm a little confused, are you talking about 4chan?
>> No. 33497 [Edit]
Jesus I want get my ass beaten up by Kasumi so much...
>> No. 33498 [Edit]
I didn't say those types weren't also a problem, but they seem less influential to me. Video Games are big everywhere, unlike toonami shit, and image boards are ground zero for a lot of trends.

Dead or alive's too realistic for my taste.
>> No. 33499 [Edit]
This. But I guess it's time for another regularly scheduled struggle session.

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33482 No. 33482 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some of your favorite physical features in an anime girl? Mine are sharp teeth. They're cute and help to make a character stand out.
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There's so many. I like moles, eyebags, braids, braces (really uncommon), glasses, eyepatches, abs, scars and prosthesis. You could say I'm the Albert Fish of anime fetishes.

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