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30919 No. 30919 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are you thankful for?
>> No. 30920 [Edit]
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Technology. I would survive just fine without it, but it wouldn't be anywhere as much fun as it is now. Thanks to it, we have unlimited entertainment to our disposal.
>> No. 30926 [Edit]
A bit of everything I've got. The world might be a shitty place filled with shitty people, but I'm thankful to have a mostly caring and understanding mother who does what she can for me. I'm thankful I was able to avoid becoming a degenerate and never got into drugs, alcohol, smoking, or any other vices. I'm thankful I never got a girl knocked up or had to deal with marriage/divorce, Never been arrested, Never got suckered into going to college. I'm thankful that each time I get fired I'm able to find another job right around the corner, but I'm more thankful to have landed one I'm very happy with. I'm thankful the pc I built didn't blow up. I'm thankful for this site which has helped me stay sane, since I have nowhere else to go and no one else to talk to.
>> No. 30927 [Edit]
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thankful for sleep
>> No. 30928 [Edit]
realplayer and the realplayer video format
both the software and the data packaging were much maligned for no good reason. back in the day i could download episodes in .rm in half the time that the next best option offered with no loss in image or sound quality.

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30913 No. 30913 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
would masturbation become more enjoyable if i started taking male fertility drugs or would it be just about the same?
>> No. 30915 [Edit]
I can't say for sure but I think it probably would. I've got almost no libido and rarely masturbate anymore. If/when I do it, it feels like more of a dirty time wasting chore with almost no pleasure to it. I'd almost compare it to using the restroom when nature calls. Anything would be more enjoyable than that, and normals seem to consider sex to be the best thing ever.
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I don't know about taking drugs but I do know that abstaining from masturbation for a while really helped me enjoy it more. Maybe you could try it.
>> No. 30918 [Edit]
For me the main source of enjoyment out of masturbation is reading doujins without that I don't really like it so I might not be the best help but I doubt wasting your money on that would be worth it especially if you're a neet (you could try it out, if it's not that much and you really want it, I guess but if it's just a thought that went through your head, don't bother).

Try what the second anon said, it sounds reasonable and is free.

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30486 No. 30486 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have anything you like to do as a form of self-therapy? Something that makes things a little easier for you?
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Video games, anime and animal-featuring videos usually help with sadness, regret, yearning, etc. When I'm feeling particularly annoyed, nervous, anxious, or generally troubled, I'll go for ASMR to soothe myself. I'll also normally watch a video of it, with my eyes closed (unless it has moving pieces, like a pendulum), before going to bed. In my experience it helps "wipe clean" the mind, making whatever was bothering me while awake unable to intrude in my usually vivid, imaginative, wholesome, fun dreams. It it weren't for it I'd probably always wake up groggy and grumpy.

Sadly, it has a lot of associated stigma due to the shameless, flagrant and unrepentant hijacking by 3DPDs who use it as an easy way to make YoutueBux by exploiting the attention of lonely people via "affectionate" role-playing, the overwhelming majority not containing any elements of ASMR. This makes it really hard to find quality content, since you have to wade through dozens or hundreds of videos before finding the good stuff. If someone likes the role-plays and helps them, good for them... but the principle was originally for therapy though, and to aid meditation for people who are able to experience that static in response to sounds.
>> No. 30505 [Edit]
Pretty much everything I do can be considered as a form of self-therapy. From playing video games to fapping.

Well, I guess that when things get a bit too much for me and I don't really know what to do, I just play around with the tarot stuff for "answers". It's kind of funny what kind of stuff I get with that and it does get somewhat eerily close at times.
>> No. 30508 [Edit]
I stand astride eternity with my heels in the past and my toes in the future and I observe the passage of time
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I like to write in my diary about how my day went, all the good things and the bad. It helps me a little bit, it makes it easier to cope with the things that I deal with in life.
I don't do it often enough though, usually because of laziness or simply forgetting to do so. It's time-consuming for me, but it helps me a bit considering that I might not be able to afford therapy like I used to and I don't have to worry about anybody judging me because of what they hear.

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30771 No. 30771 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your favorite holiday, Tohno-chan?
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>> No. 30808 [Edit]
Halloween and Christmas seem like the only ones people truly bother to get festive for. The rest feel halfhearted. It'd be cool to see people decorate their homes for other holidays too. At best people might put up some flags for the 4th.
>> No. 30811 [Edit]
I'd say people get a bit festive for thanksgiving. Not as much as the others but it's still a pretty big day for many people.
>> No. 30848 [Edit]
>for many people.
For many US Americans, matey. The rest of the world has no idea what you guys even do it for.
>> No. 30850 [Edit]
Plenty of Americans don't understand thanksgiving anymore... that is to say, it's been an odd holiday for a long time but in the past few decades people have been waking up to realize it's all based on lies and fucked up themes.

For the non Americans who don't know, we're thought in school that the 'America' (this is what dumb lazy people call the US who don't realize or care that the Americas are continents) was first discovered by Christopher Columbus, which has long since proven to not be true as viking explores were the first to "discover it", ignoring the fact that the natives "discovered" it long before them (but fuck those guys right?). So Columbus gets called a hero, gets his own day, and not long after European settlers decide to move in and call the Easter parts of the US home. Story goes they worked with the natives to help them survive in this harsh new land and had a grand feast to celebrate their new found friendship where they shared eachother's native foods and learned a great deal about eachother's cultures. Then those settlers ended up introducing a wave of horrible diseases to the navies which killed off a mind numbing about of them. This was caused by the settlers having come from filthily living conditions in over crowded cities where they built up immunizes over time to things these navies were only just now being exposed to all at once. As if that wasn't bad enough the settlers then decided to start raping and murdering the remaining natives while taking all the land they could be force. Repeatedly making deals and promises with the natives only to break them time and time again, eventually driving the natives to near extinction. Now the US government keeps them on small chunks of land they deam useless called reservations and gives natives a monthly allowance of money to support the drug and alcohol addictions most modern navies have. Needless to say the renaming true natives hold nothing but contempt for white men. I stress the 'true' part due to the blood lines being deluded to the point you have people white as snow claiming to be native, just because they have 0.00016% native Ame
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30114 No. 30114 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you self-insert into characters? I can't do that.
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I don't think I ever really related to another character before. They are always so much better than me.
>> No. 30804 [Edit]
Self-insert is when the writer writes himself into the story.
The jargon of 'self-insert' is used by hypocrites who love characters 'they can relate to', but when they can't it's 'shitty self-insert'.

Is it too much to ask for a little courtesy from these people?
>> No. 30805 [Edit]
This. What OP was looking for was "How do you project onto characters?".
>> No. 30806 [Edit]
I can't and it causes me much angst. There's almost no characters like me, in any way.
Those that I can relate to are there to be hated and ridiculed.

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30762 No. 30762 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
a couple days ago i was watching on of those crunkyroll/horidsubs anime where they don't sub the op or ed
and i had only seen two other eps of this show, but i realized that i understood every word in the song regardless. i never studied japanese at all, but i think that after watching many years of subbed anime, i'm now japanese
or at least i speak the language fluently
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>> No. 30802 [Edit]
That's nothing. Come back when you're a true master of Nihongo and know Japanese better than the Japanese (which also includes knowing old and new chink since you have to know about the origin of the kanji and difference to modern chinese). When you're able to translate the originals of the 古事記 and the 日本書紀 into modern Japanese during your sleep while pointing out the errors those other translators made whose grasp of the language is not even close to yours. When you know all dialects including the dead ones and speak them fluently. When the sounds of you staring, eating, sleeping, fapping and butt wiping happens to sound exactly like the onomatopoeia.
Until then, my true-grorious-nipponjin-brother-to-be.
>> No. 30803 [Edit]
I don't think you need to know Simplified Chinese to understand Kanji.
Like, 'people's republic' is Japanese invented Kanji which the CPC had to ashamedly use.
>> No. 30824 [Edit]
Why don't those fucktards sub OPs anyway?
>> No. 30855 [Edit]
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You can't be absolutely certain what the lyrics are unless you have literal written lyrics to translate from (even then the words might not mean what they literally say).
Since they're a business, they can't do guess-work at the lyrics, and I guess they can't be bothered sourcing the lyrics for every OP and ED for every show they do, so they just don't altogether.

Fan-subbers can afford to be wrong. Now, if you actually paid attention to OP/ED subs, you should have noticed that about half-way through a show (episodes wise) the lyrics change, this is because the OP/ED is released on CD and come with lyrics.

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29398 No. 29398 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you hate pizza?
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>> No. 30775 [Edit]
I only hate it when retards dump a salad on it.
>> No. 30776 [Edit]
Vegetarian pizza is preferable, in my case. This is despite me eating meat regularly. Am I special?
>> No. 30781 [Edit]
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I don't care what people put on their pizza as long as I can enjoy my own.
>> No. 30794 [Edit]
Special needs maybe.

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29153 No. 29153 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about IRC and other chat services like discord
Do you use them? I think it would be cool if I found one where I could jump in and casually talk about things like the game I'm playing right now, but so far I haven't
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>> No. 30712 [Edit]
IRC was really nice. I believe only Freenode is active and growing (slowly) nowadays though, which is saddening.
>> No. 30719 [Edit]
IRC is not that bad.

Discord, though... after witnessing a couple myself, and also founding my own this software is a minefield of circlejerks, facebook memes and bizarre community conflicts. It may be possible to occasionally find decent places in it, but overall its design with trivially created servers and system of invites breeds mostly splintered messes of incestual cliques on a scale and frequency that IRC can't even compare to.
>> No. 30721 [Edit]

So your own server turned into this? Maybe you invited the wrong people then. (You can make it so only you can invite people if that's a problem) The thing with discords built in meme messages, this is annoying as fuck. I wish they would get rid of this and make it more professional.

If you go looking for other servers on google or something yeah you're only going to find normie crap. And discord does attract more of these people because of how it's marketed and since it's more user friendly, but it's not like you have to interact with these people.

>minefield of circlejerks

IRC and imageboards are full of this. IRC is less normies but the communities are full of their own sub cultural circlejerks even if it's anti-normie ones.

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>> No. 30723 [Edit]
No, my own one's still relatively clean, but others aren't so lucky. Poor management / incompetence to invite bullshit with excess channel splitting (whatever happened to having one channel, IRC-style, to keep things more focused?), emotes, polls and the other cool features makes the good old days of limited technology seem better by comparison, without all this new crap to ruin your discussion quality with.

It's true that circlejerks are everywhere but I've not managed to encounter the "hivemind spread across 10 servers for eceleb whoring" thing outside Discord, at least with imageboards or IRC channels there's usually only a couple of boards or channels dedicated to a particular group, but the Discord rabbit hole reaches far and wide. Maybe it's just Discord being that much bigger.

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30695 No. 30695 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are you interested in? In the sense of a deeper understanding, like film composition, character design, politics, science, sociology, that sort of thing? And why?
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>> No. 30699 [Edit]
>seems like there is almost no interest in that topic here anymore.
I have no idea what to talk about.
>> No. 30700 [Edit]
You just say what your thoughts and opinions are on things you've recently seen, post screen caps, or comment on things you feel are worth commenting on. You can also get anal and chew other people out for saying things you don't like or agree with, or for asking stupid questions like many others here.
>> No. 30703 [Edit]
Be the change you want to see?
>> No. 30704 [Edit]
Oh, hey, that's what I do.

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>> No. 30452 [Edit]
Drive recklessly at night, and watch slice of life/cute girls doing cute things types of anime.
>> No. 30610 [Edit]
I read a lot
while reading i engulf myself completely with comfyness and good feelings
Its the thing i enjoy the most
>> No. 30612 [Edit]
anime watching and discussion
>> No. 30617 [Edit]
I sometimes watch asmr, that's relaxing.

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30324 No. 30324 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you gone outside lately? Did something terrible happen? Post it here so the rest of us can learn to avoid similar situations or just to remind people not to go out. No photos please.

Yesterday I went out and numerous strangers attempted to make eye contact with me as I walked down the sidewalk. It was awful, I knew that if I acknowledged their existence there was a risk of further interaction, so I deftly avoided it by looking at other things.
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>> No. 30589 [Edit]
Asuka. I really, really didn't like her on the first viewing of NGE, but when watching EoE I realized that I empathized with her a lot. I guess I developed a feeling of connection to her that I felt with no other character, not even Shinji.
>> No. 30592 [Edit]
It is said that people you hate generally have traits that you yourself have and subconsciously dislike/deny, thereby hating them is a defence-mechanism to protect your ego.
>> No. 30593 [Edit]
As I was walking down the street, I passed a group of people, one of whom asked me if I "smoke weed fam". Being talked to by a stranger is bad enough already! I said "n-no thanks" and continued on. This is sadly quite a common occurrence where I live. I hope this post isn't against the rules, sorry if it is.
>> No. 30594 [Edit]
"It's your own fault", favorite of Ford Motor Company chauffeurs throughout millennia. As bullshit today as it was 2.5k years ago but you can't go wrong with that classic.
That is often said. By idiots who like to think that even those who hate them are secretly on their side.

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