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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. 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]
>>33883
>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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Isekai
>> No. 38378 [Edit]
>>38372
Stop posting this low effort shit.

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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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"NECO DROP"
Capcom's new cat based puzzle game lets you unlock cat versions of your favorite Street Fighter characters
https://game.capcom.com/cfn/sfv/necodrop
>> No. 34524 [Edit]
>>33637
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.

>>33625
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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I rather western animation do their own thing rather than shamelessly copy anime.
>> No. 38377 [Edit]
>>38371
They do. And it's shit.

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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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>> No. 32741 [Edit]
>>32587
>>32590
Not sure if it counts as a talk show, but Tantei Knight Scoop usually has interesting stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THOKhqQ5VQw
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Sony is making a live-action, Hollywood adaptation of OPM. I can't, I don't, I wont, please let it be cancelled.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/one-punch-man-movie-works-at-sony-1291136
>> No. 34718 [Edit]
>>34717
I think a -lot- of movies are gonna be canceled soon. Hollywood ain't gonna be making shit for a while.
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The Last Airbender is going for another live-action adaption...

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31977 No. 31977 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I'm curious what you think of the whole subbing situation nowadays? I know fansubbing is pretty much dead but some botched translation has brought back the scene (GJM is the most prominent one coming to mind at the moment) to an extent. This was the first time in a while I saw drama about localized subs (I'm not gonna bother going into it, it was dumb) and the subber justified it by calling people complaining weebs and a whole shitshow about it. (shitflinging about nationality and politics, standard dumb flame war shit). I talked to someone who speaks Japanese and apparent Horriblesubs is fine for what they are, and if that's to be believed, I appreciate them for bypassing all the dumb "artistic" shit and TL notes, for forgoing all the drama involving subtitles and generally being good enough. I just realized though, most anime viewers are basically taking the meaning of the media with someone else's word. I wonder how often translators are deceptive and "liberally" interpret things, which eventually becomes direct influence over what the characters are saying or straight up guesses for whatever reason. I imagine people with no connection to Japan besides being wapanese wouldn't be able to speak it enough to even tell.
I'm quite curious to learn Japanese now and see how much changes.
What do you think?
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>> No. 38168 [Edit]
I'm worried about how subbers (and dubbers) can just decide to insert their political opinions into the work, with no respect for the source material. Yeah.
>> No. 38177 [Edit]
>>38162
Sorry mate, I meant no harm, just wanted to poke a bit of fun at the argument.
>> No. 38200 [Edit]
>>38162
Detecting people of the tribe is my super power. This ability was gifted to me for a reason and it was meant to be shared. Why, not using it to expose the works of the tribesmen would be simply immoral.

>>38168
And what do the subbers and dubbers who do that have in common? Perhaps... strikingly well developed nasal structures?
>> No. 38201 [Edit]
>>38200
Gen Fukunaga, the founder and president of Funimation, isn't jewish. So you're not even right about that.

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Non Japanese speaking & writing MOSAIC.WAV enthusiast here. Does anyone know if there may be more good videos of their live shows around somewhere than just this one that I was able to find on Youtube?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnLJNknE2Fg

I don't know, maybe some of you might have some saved or know what terms might be useful for finding what I'm looking for. I looked up that ライブ, ライヴ, ヴ are used for 'live' in Japanese, but these terms aren't finding anything useful on YT / NND either.

Please help me, tohno-chan, your noble house is my only hope.
>> No. 38060 [Edit]
Look up "モザイクウェブ ライブ"
>> No. 38063 [Edit]
Much obliged.

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29200 No. 29200 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
quexyk
I actually have a couple bags of sand, if anyone wants to know what they feel like. I went to the beach & brought home some sand (i like to keep it around just in case any of my potted plants get fungus gnats) and i realized I could make bags of sand pretty easily so I did. I image this is what anime girl's tits feel like, yes?
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>> No. 30275 [Edit]
>>30273
you defense seems to turn on the idea that OP is confusing because of your lack of reading comprehension and your extremely short attention span.
>> No. 30276 [Edit]
>>30275
You're slightly right, but I see a loy of projecting. You confuse reading comprehension and attention with interest. The thread is written avoiding general writing conventions and board standards, to the point it's erratic: There is no title, the topic is presented only in the very last sentence, and the idea before it elongates unnecessarily.
>> No. 30277 [Edit]
>>30276
>but I see a loy of projecting
Trace on.
>> No. 30282 [Edit]
>>30277
TORACE...ON


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29679 No. 29679 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do I become a paid internet shill? People often seem to think paid internet shills exist, do they? I would probably be pretty good at it if they paid me enough. Who are they and how do I contact them?
sorry if this is bad
>> No. 29680 [Edit]
>>29679
Thanks to the information provided by Edward Snowden, the existence of paid government shills that misdirect and manipulate political discourse on the internet was confirmed a while back. I don't recall any mention of how they picked up these people, though. The NSA and CIA scouts hackers in relevant colleges, so my only guess is that they'd do something similar for paid shills/trolls.
>> No. 29682 [Edit]
>>29680
I've seen ads for entry level shilling on amazon's mechanical turk before.
That was an ad for actual political canvassing before.
The jidf as a particular example has both unpaid shills and paid shills, and in both cases it uses software to track the activity of the users (especially important for the paid shills, who were paid using a fairly complex metric according to anons who claimed to be paid jidf shills on a site which was confirmed (by the twitter feed of the actual jidf) to be shilled on).

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34481 No. 34481 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's that time of year again!

https://twitter.com/yryr_yhc/status/1245002914487304194?s=21

https://twitter.com/gineidendnt_pr/status/1245003101205155841?s=21

https://twitter.com/lovelive_SIF/status/1245003165587693568

http://stg.clearrave.co.jp/
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>> No. 38011 [Edit]
This theme is sooo cute!
>> No. 38013 [Edit]
>>38011
I really love it too
>> No. 38014 [Edit]
>>38011
Will it stick around as a theme option after today ends?
(Tohno-chan always has the best april fools jokes, retaining that organic playfulness sorely missing in the modern web).
>> No. 38017 [Edit]
>>38014
This theme has been available on TC for more than a few years now, I see no reason not to keep it. It actually is the one I prefer to use myself. Similarly, when the theme "awesome" was made for a previous April 1st, that was simply added to the list and has been there since.

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37957 No. 37957 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any character archetypes you are fond of or would like to see?
I like pure girls with dark skin and light hair. The resemblance to gyarus while having a very different personality is refreshing and the dark skin adds an exotic bit of excitement with the personality making for a strong amount of moe. It's even better if they're busty girls.

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>>37982
Land. It would also be really cool to have something entirely focused on submarines in a waterworld kind of setting.
>> No. 37985 [Edit]
>>37983
Oh, I don't know any land based anime that fits your description. Submarines are cool too.
There's a cool and funny air based anime that may fit your description. Aozora Shoujotai, I like it.
>> No. 37986 [Edit]
>>37958
How about Soranowoto?
Maybe the upcoming Girls Front Line anime?
There's also Valkyria Chronicles, which has mixed gender armies.
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>>37986
Soranowoto and Aozora Shoujotai look interesting. Something that feels grittier would be good. I guess there isn't much of a market for that kind of thing.

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37557 No. 37557 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think the world would use as currency if and when everything collapses? Bottle caps, gasoline, sand?
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>> No. 37923 [Edit]
>>37918
I find it absurd that some people think you can just live without weapons. Can a population really get so complacent so quickly? You shouldn't be worrying about whether food or weapons are more important, having a weapon should already be a default assumption.
>> No. 37924 [Edit]
>>37923
There's nothing natural about guns, a weapon which training to be good with takes a lot of time and doesn't necessarily carry over in a real fight, and which can't be consistently defended against.
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>>37922
It does seem like this thread fits better there. I wonder if someone's against moving this thread to /tat/
>> No. 37930 [Edit]
>>37924
I guarantee you if I went around with a spear you'd be horrified at how nasty it gets. Good luck defending consistently against a retard with a spear if you didn't train extensively with shields. All it takes is a few janky jabbings and the enemy gets all confused and then his stomach is outside his body.

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35362 No. 35362 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Shougi. Let's play shougi. Let's talk about shougi. I think it's harder than chess.
https://syougi.qinoa.com/ja/game/

Basic rules
https://genedavissoftware.com/shogi-rules/
Intro to castles
https://genedavissoftware.com/the-big-three-shogi-castles/
Rudimentary strategy
http://gambiter.com/shogi/Shogi_strategy_and_tactics.html
Essential tactics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shogi_tactics
Essential principles
http://www.shogi.net/kakugen/
Mating problems
http://www.shogi.net/rjhare/#tsume
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>> No. 35363 [Edit]
Do you know any good shougi video games?
>> No. 35364 [Edit]
>>35363
The first link is a pretty nice web-computer ai with different levels. Piyoshogi is a really nice mobile app.
>> No. 35365 [Edit]
Here's a quick comparison of chess vs shogi rules:
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnushogi/manual/Differences-between-shogi-and-chess.html
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Here's a new shougi site for english speakers to play together and an ai option. The interface is impressively clean and modern.
https://lishogi.org/

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