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37201 No. 37201 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Growing veg is easy. During spring & summer, got a lot of cherry tomatoes. Now in winter, eating the ones I pickled.
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Rain makes everything grow
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I'm only happy outside in the rain.
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Only gardening I do is a mint plant for tea.
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Mint likes a lot of rain..

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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. 35815 [Edit]
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]
Fuck me.
>> No. 40752 [Edit]
play whatever you want
>> No. 41928 [Edit]
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Had wisdom tooth surgery today so using speech to text instead of typing but yeah, it was because of brave and the bold it got me interested in the character in the first place, and after reading or more accurately, watching the top, the fourth wall blue beetle retrospective I think of movie just about Ted Corden booster Gold could actually be pretty good especially since like I said those two seem fun

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32584 No. 32584 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about live action adaptations? I'm not talking about about the American ones. We all know they're shit and why they're shit. I mean the ones made in Japan. Who are they made for? What's the market? Does anybody actually like them? Does taking a niche product and making it live action somehow make it more accessible? What do fans of the original think of them? From what i've seen, they take the source material, and make a generic, butchered, soulless version with plenty of "creative liberties". Going further than that, the little regular Japanese television i've seen looks like some of the most innane, dumb shit ever produced. It's bad in a different way from American tv, but it's still horrible.
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Everyone seems to like Netflix's One Piece but I think being live-action actually hurts it..
>> No. 41924 [Edit]
Somebody is watching that crap?
>> No. 41925 [Edit]
a lot of people seem to genuinely really like it. some anime fans i've seen said that it convinced them to give the One Piece anime a shot, and i've seen some normies give sparkling reviews of it. i haven't seen it, personally, though, it's still really hard for me to imagine it being competently made considering how...animated One Piece is, for lack of a better term.
a lot of these american live-action adaptations have been complete failures and wastes of money up until One Piece, so one piece's success makes me afraid that studios are like "oh, we actually CAN make money off of these", and we'll start getting even more of these normie-friendly versions of anime. the existence of live-action anime adaptations doesn't really bother me because i'm afraid they'll be bad, i just ignore things i dislike, but i really don't like the idea of normies getting into anime like this.
...on a totally unrelated note, i remember hearing a rumor(?) that a live action Made in Abyss adaptation was in the works and i hope to god that falls through, because the last thing i need is another wave of people finding out that Made in Abyss exists.
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>i really don't like the idea of normies getting into anime like this
It's not anime though, so I don't see why that would happen. And I really don't know what the point is. NOTHING is improved by the story being live action. It's also insulting on a conceptual level, to the originals' animators and audience. If somebody reads the synopsis and finds it interesting, they can, and should, watch the original.

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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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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.
>> No. 38821 [Edit]
Me again. Still making coffee and watching YouTube, but I've been playing games more often lately.
Metroid Dread is very good.
>> No. 38822 [Edit]
Interactivity is healthier than just consuming.
>> No. 41921 [Edit]
9to5 office clerk

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30349 No. 30349 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any fans of the occult here?
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I've messed around with it from time to time but I'm really lazy about it.

Occasionally I'll dip my toes in but I've never quite been able to fully turn off my skepticism which fucks over deeper practice. It's important to have in this stuff, otherwise you end up an unhinged schizophrenic, but at the same time it keeps you from achieving much.

I just slowly lost interest over time after getting frustrated with spotty results but that's what happens when you don't put much effort in.

Currently I'm studying other areas (philosophy, history) before returning.

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>> No. 30395 [Edit]
A bit, but I never really went deeper than reading shitty websites about it. One day I'd like to read something from one those medieval-Renaissance era alchemists such as John Dee, Paracelsus and Mirandola. Blatavsky seems interesting too, as well as Steiner
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Happy HALLOWEEN 2023!
Trick or treat.
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Mariah Carey has escaped her containment chambers; beware!

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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. 41897 [Edit]
Root beer also pairs really well with vanilla ice cream. Quite a treat under the reign of Summer's oppressive heat!
>> No. 41909 [Edit]
We have sarsaparilla in the US too, but it's not the same thing as root beer, it's closer to birch beer.
We also have a drink called Moxie that's probably the closest thing to chinotto based on your description of it.
I swore off soda years ago, but I used to like all of those.
>> No. 41910 [Edit]
I can't taste the difference between birch beer and root beer. If you're able, could you describe how their tastes differ?
>> No. 41912 [Edit]
Birch beer is less sweet and has more of a slight mint flavor.

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41876 No. 41876 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
There's a lot of anime style media coming out of China and Korea these days.
How do you feel about this stuff? Do you feel like it's wrong to take part in anything that isn't from glorious Nippon? even if it looks and sounds like it is? Are you still a "weeb" in the traditional sense if you like this stuff? Does it even matter what country it comes from if it scratches the same itch? More to the point, is it Japanese media we like or the media japan happens to produce that we like?
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>> No. 41905 [Edit]
I just stick with only Japanese 2D media for the most part. I like Japanese culture more than the other two anyway, so of course I prefer their media. Someone who calls themselves an otaku but only consumes either Korean or Chinese media isn't an otaku. I'm sure both cultures have their own name for geeks/maniacs, but they aren't otaku.

There's also personal reasons for why I don't like Korean/Chinese media.
Webtoons have an annoying layout and seem to have very similar stories of either medival fantasy isekai (although that's just a trend in 2D media in general nowadays) or some flavor of 50 Shades only with rich korean women instead of men. To be fair I'm not very familiar with webtoons so maybe my assumption about them is wrong. I'm just basing my thoughts on what I was recommend to read.
Last manhua I read either the publisher or government stepped in, story got censored heavily, and then eventually was put on hiatus.
That fear of a series spontaneously dying at any moment because of government interference keeps me from reading more manhua.
Although I don't mind Korean or Chinese fan artists, in fact for a lot of series I enjoy they're the ones mostly keeping those fandoms afloat.
>> No. 41906 [Edit]
The art found in webtoons often looks cheap in my eyes.
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I enjoy non-japanese media, but I find it hard to apreciate chinese and korean stuff, at least their animation and comic industries. I will give you two examples from my childhood. One is a chinese cartoon about a little carp, I find this work full of "soul" because despite being completely foreing it was able to deliver a strong impression, left a good memory in me. I can't tell without a rewatch if it was influenced by anime or not, probably yes at some degree but despite this it feels original, it has its own personality and tone. The other is a korean cartoon, also from my childhood. I remember enjoying it to some degree, but in retrospective, it's just a plagiarism of various monster tamer works like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, etc. It's not original at all, it's just a mere mockery of a nonster taming anime it has no personality of its own. I find this to be the norm with chinese and korean animations, videogames and comics. Genshin Impact looks like an uninspired cashgrab, many manwhas are ugly and have retarded plots. China and Korea both have a great filmaking industry, I would say even better than modern Japan, so I don't understand why their animation have to copy so agressively anime/manga styles.
>> No. 41908 [Edit]
My observations from dabbling in it a bit:
Chinese animation isn't so bad when they aren't settling for all-CGI production. Both seasons of Link Click have been gorgeous, for example. There seems to be some legitimate talent for animation over there. Not a lot, but some. The voice acting ranges from lackluster to awful, and Chinese not being the easiest language to listen to doesn't help. Japanese dubs are becoming more common, though.
I can't think of any Korean anime at all. There's a reason they had to swallow their pride and get Japanese studios to adapt Tower of God and Solo Leveling for them.
Manhua, manwha and webtoons are all horrible on average compared to manga. The list of good series between them would be very short. Probably microscopic if you can't tolerate anything that's BL or BL-adjacent. Most of their comics are all the worst qualities of Narou-kei amplified to infinity.
I don't go out of my way to hate Chinese and Korean stuff without giving any of it a chance, but their industries are less developed than Japan's and it's reflected in the average quality of their series. It's more difficult to find the good stuff, so I don't blame anyone for not trying.

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29083 No. 29083 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Imagine if someone handed you a box full of all the items you have lost throughout your life.
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>> No. 41830 [Edit]
Honestly I bet it would be full of little bits of electronics that I tend to lose and need to replace. And some socks.
Also I lost a vehicle in my teenage years - how big of a box are we talking about here?
>> No. 41845 [Edit]
My whole life to be honest
>> No. 41846 [Edit]
Can I get my time back?
>> No. 41859 [Edit]
My old gameboy advance with like 40 games in a gameboy backpack. And my old bionicle figures too.

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28802 No. 28802 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Any of you guys got any pets?
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>> No. 41780 [Edit]
Who the heck can afford that?
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I have a cat.
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I like small birds.
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I has a rainbow sloth plushie

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33410 No. 33410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
I browse wiki to read interesting stuff:

News, mainly tech news:

I try to minimise reddit/youtube as I can get addicted to it.
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>> No. 40992 [Edit]
Interesting, a Japanese news/blog site that covers a random mishmash of tech and non-tech news. And it has an equivalent english version as well (although most articles seem to be machine translated to English).

Seems like it's some variant of matome roundup type sites (like Sankaku). I'm honestly not sure I understand that whole part of the Japanese internet though. It seems like the difference between Matome sites and link aggregators like reddit/slashdot is that the former don't actually "link" anywhere and just directly paraphrase the original sources. Some people have negative attitude towards the matome sites, probably because during the paraphrasing they add their own editorial slant, which combined with the allure of advertising revenue seems to have led to some scandals.
>> No. 41013 [Edit]
I used to use, but in the last year or so it seems to have been colonized by alt-right teens
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I cook, so this site helps me out with cooking techniques
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32226 No. 32226 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are some things you wish you knew when you were younger? Things you'd tell yourself if you could.
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>> No. 41629 [Edit]
>because they likely only have their own in mind
How does giving bad advice fit into this?
>> No. 41778 [Edit]
Judge people by their actions, and don't waste your time and sanity thinking someone is a better person than what/who they are showing you. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

Trust your gut over everything else.
>> No. 41806 [Edit]
Understood. I give people too much benefit of the doubt.
>> No. 41831 [Edit]
Not them, but I agree to an extent.
A lot of advice that is valid to mostly everyone regardless of their current context is often not particularly useful advice, as it tends to gloss over whatever particulars are causing the person desiring advice to be in their undesirable position. In my life, this is often the advice I get when speaking to someone of good intention and higher status when asking for advice, unless there is a reason for greater context on both parties (mutual hobby, association, etc.)

So if someone in a position of power over you offers you advice that panders to your insecurities/weaknesses without a readily apparent reason, it is safe to assume they offer that advice with the idea it would be useful or neutral to them for you to take it.

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