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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 [email protected] 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. 29151 [Edit]
 
>>29133
Too late buddy. I'm already a "otaku" in the legitimate sense i.e. social anxiety, never go outside, everything thinks I'm a drug addict/potential shooter, never even held hands with a girl, browse wizardchan etc etc

This is just the icing on the cake, don't get me wrong. I've already learned half the hiragana since I started on Monday, only practicing during my breaks at work, or when I go to take a piss I'll take 5 minutes to practice etc. I work 10 hours a day Monday-Saturday so I'll get a big chunk done on Sunday and be finished sometime next week. After that comes katakana and that shouldn't be hard because a bunch look the same.

This isn't nearly as hard as people make it out to be. Sa is the smiley face with 1 slash, Ki is the smiley face with 2 slashes, Ku is just a greater than sign, Su has a loop-de-loop

Once I can speak glorious nihongo then I'll really be able to swing my dick around these normies
>> No. 29154 [Edit]
>>29151
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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29194 No. 29194 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have music on while using your pc and browsing the tohno?
I'd like some nice, calm music to have as background
I really have no idea how to find new stuff though
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>> No. 29196 [Edit]
Apropos Aria and YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vufo9uKZmTw
>> No. 29197 [Edit]
I rarely have music playing when on my pc.
>> No. 29198 [Edit]
From my two favorite composers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKvczDWNHg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaAZwFFjqpA
>> No. 29199 [Edit]
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29199
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW2cLz0zk-A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7CTo2-bAA8

something relaxed for you bro

i always play music... always

... fucking can't embed shit on this sight

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29166 No. 29166 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
If you could have any one supernatural ability or 'superpower' (barring omnipotence), what would you choose?
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>> No. 29170 [Edit]
>>29167
Definitely a solid choice, as long as you avoid creating any temporal paradoxes.

I'd be just as apt to choose simple invisibility too, though.
>> No. 29171 [Edit]
That is pretty good, but my choice would be to be able to venture into the Astral and Mental Realms at will, for as long as I want.
>> No. 29172 [Edit]
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29172
Mind control, obviously.
>> No. 30156 [Edit]
The ability to manipulate gravity would be great, although it's practically omnipotent because gravity is the main force that runs the universe and manipulating it would give you control over time, space, and even possibly other dimensions.

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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. 29088 [Edit]
I've already thrown away so many things of hobbies that I intended to start but ended up simply trying for a week and never again. While I imagine that it would be curious to find these again, I honestly do not want to face those items of my past self. I think it would be a terrifying experience.
>> No. 29118 [Edit]
>>29086
This.
On an unrelated note, I haven't been around here in a while. When did tc get a captcha?
>> No. 29164 [Edit]
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29164
"What the fuck? How did you get this? Where did you get this? Why the shit are you giving me this garbage? You keep it, pawn it off to some shop you find or whatever, just get it out of my sight. Except my copy of Sonic Heroes, I want that but you can get rid of the rest, it's all useless to me you shady weirdo."
>> No. 29168 [Edit]
I can finally play Shadow the Hedgehog again.

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29153 No. 29153 hide watch 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
>> No. 29157 [Edit]
I prefer anonymous desynchronized communication because there you have no obligations. You don't need to reply if you don't want to even when you're OP, you can reply hours or days later depending on the board. Nobody knows who you are, the only things that matter are the content of the post.
In chat rooms everyone has a name and if they write more than once automatically a personality associated to them, you have to reply, preferably instantly, unless you want to leave a negative impression.

I understand why some people prefer chat communication but it's not really my preferred form of communication. I like communicating through the Internet exactly because I can avoid this type of "normal" communication.

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28568 No. 28568 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is it my imagination or does it seem like the non-narutard part of the english anime community has been slowly dying over recent years?
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>> No. 28693 [Edit]
If it's the "casual" viewers, the best way I can describe it is the Naruto of today is SAO and Attack On Titan. But these new casuals I find think It's cool to like anime or this hipsterish mentality they have. They think its cool to like unpopular things. Thus, the decline in the quality of people who like anime. I would rather the old stereotype of anime nerd of being a scrawny 15 year old kid, instead of the kind of person who thinks anime is an accurate representation of Japan, and are obnoxious and, I don't know, It's just cringy to have the same interests as these people. Sorry for my rambling. Anyway,if your talking about literal Narutards, a year ago after I graduated HS, there were a group of Narutards who only did watch the big 3. They had there own little group, I never had hard feelings for them because they never bothered anyone. But either way, the mentality of Narutards, and Narutards themselves are still quite big.
>> No. 29148 [Edit]
>>28693
Sums it up perfectly
>> No. 29150 [Edit]
I say it's the opposite.

Back in the day it was all naruto and bleach and black butler and shit, today they have one punch man and kill la kill and SNK and SAO and shit

The narutards still exist, the bad part is how "otakool" exists and you have these people and other casual normies getting dakimakuras and watching moe and shit
>> No. 29372 [Edit]
>>29150
For a while they were selling these Yoko Littner dakimakuras at Hot Topic that were like, half the size of a normal daki.

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29096 No. 29096 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who would win?
>> No. 29098 [Edit]
High-fibre diet
>> No. 29101 [Edit]
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29101
Comes down to whether EVA-01 had an AT-field during the fight. If we're talking about the whole of NERV here, then most assuredly them.
>> No. 29116 [Edit]
>>29101
But what is the AT-field?

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29102 No. 29102 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
For those of you who work, what do you do for a living? Do you enjoy it?
>> No. 29105 [Edit]
I drive a steam train at a small family run amusement park by a lake. I might get cleared to run the boat as well.

I mostly get to interact with nicer old people and children.

I guess it's pretty cool.
>> No. 29108 [Edit]
I work in a small place that's basically outsourced IT for small businesses. All our clients are either in the city or subarbs.

I'm mostly the point man, I handle tickets and what monitoring things we have as well as phones. I occasionally tackle things I don't know when I have time to try to learn new things. Honestly I like it, a bit stressful at times, but I can deal.
>> No. 29109 [Edit]
>>29108
I work at a similar place, only we also do repairs for non-business customers as well since that's how the shop started.

I like the IT work, it's easy, it's what I went to school for, and the people I interact with tend to be smarter, nicer, and more computer-literate on average. Most of the work I do involves things like bringing computers/printers back online, installing software, setting up new computers onto a network, etc.

I hate the non-IT work, though. Lots of idiots and assholes, many customers are way too chummy and talkative for me, and I have to be a salesman, which I'm horrible at.
>> No. 29110 [Edit]
I sell drugs. I love drugs and most of the druggies are pretty OK, but I don't like parting with drugs even though its my job.

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29106 No. 29106 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
So what's it gonna be?
>> No. 29107 [Edit]
the way i die.
university named after me.
free wifi wherever I go.
fulfill my biggest wish.
private island.
read minds.
$1 million amazon cards
best friends forever with my favorite celebrity.
free gas for 25 years.
be a ninja.
restart my life.
live the life of fame and wealth.
have the ability to see the future.
>> No. 29111 [Edit]
>Pick the year
(Never? If that's not an option; the way.)
>University
>Free Apple products
(No man, hear me out. This means all the older stuff too right?(I fucking love old Macs) and I can pawn the shit I don't want and buy a WiFi stick. It's win-win.)
>Biggest wish
>Private island
>Read minds
>$1mil in Amazon
(That's like quadrupling the money because Amazon is cheap as fuck and with Prime that shit's like all free 2-hour delivery)
>Best friends
>Dream car
(Gas isn't that expensive, you don't drive everyday, dream cars are rare and this probably means you can't sell it)
>Pirate
>Restart
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28436 No. 28436 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Lets play a bit of a game.

Say the first word that comes to mind when you see the previous post's word.

"Start"
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>> No. 29059 [Edit]
>>29058
fries
>> No. 29060 [Edit]
carnival
>> No. 29061 [Edit]
gekkou
>> No. 29062 [Edit]
Geico

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29028 No. 29028 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm here to spread the gift of gay porn remixes. I'll be gauging interest here with this thread.

FAQs

1. What is an OtoMAD?

An OtoMAD is a musical composition created by taking samples from various sources (gay porn, anime, and such) and remixing them into a song.

2. What is a YTPMV?

YTPMV is an acronym for YouTube Poop Music Video. It's the western equivalent of OtoMAD. They mean essentially the same thing, but in practice OtoMADs and YTPMVs typically use different samples.
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>> No. 29043 [Edit]
 
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>> No. 29044 [Edit]
 
>a message is required
At least make it キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!
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