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33350 No. 33350 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Happy Birthday to The Woman I unironically worship, Madoka Kaname, Happy Birthday to the fictional woman, who has ultimately changed my life. I Love You, Msdoka Ksname. Happy Birthday.
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Happy birthday!

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33209 No. 33209 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Key is letting people vote on their favorite character from across all their works. Who do you think will win?
>> No. 33210 [Edit]
I voted for uguu~, but I actually hate her, and I regret it.
>> No. 33211 [Edit]
I voted for the best girl in Clannad. Take that as you will.
>> No. 33213 [Edit]
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Lulu Sanjo from I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
>> No. 33321 [Edit]

Live broadcast announcing the results in a few hours.

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33244 No. 33244 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I tried to create this thread in /fb/, but that board got locked again so I'm putting it here instead.
This thread has been created for the express purpose of making outrageously offensive, greedy or even technologically impossible demands on the TC staff.
My own opinion on this issue is that /mai/ should smell like strawberries and I feel like whomever is responsible for failing to carry this out should compensate me financially for the service level deficiency.
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>> No. 33266 [Edit]
>demand that I fire these mods on the basses that he assumed they were female. This without even having proof I might add

I find it reassuring that I can read between the lines there and discover that it seems that evidence of being female is still a legitimate reason to get rid of someone. Accusing someone without evidence is just slander though, but its nice to see that time and attempted slanderous abuses of the rules haven't eroded TC's strict standards.
>> No. 33297 [Edit]
/ot/ should be accompanied by a 24/7 radio audio stream that it just two people reading out all the 'tangents' on the board.
>> No. 33298 [Edit]
You could do it with TTS, but there isn't enough post traffic to keep it as a continuous stream unless you loop them.
>> No. 33308 [Edit]
The stream could primarily play music but have breaks where the posts are read aloud.

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33275 No. 33275 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is the ONLY official Tohno-chan holiday pie baking thread. In this thread: Bake pies, share recipes, show pictures, and tell stories all relating to your hand-crafted, baked holiday pies.
>> No. 33276 [Edit]
>Penpukin Pi

Ehhh. What an odd way to spell it. The Japanese are weird.
>> No. 33277 [Edit]
Remember that ハ is “ha”, so パ would be “pa”.

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31969 No. 31969 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any weeaboos who post here? Seen any neat jap stuff lately?
The emperor is retiring in a few months, that seems pretty exciting.
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>> No. 33207 [Edit]
Are people here actually completely ignorant of the meaning of weeaboo? It's not a synonym for otaku, anime fan, or japanophile.
>> No. 33208 [Edit]
I'm pretty sure it's a joke, anon.
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When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very special plant.

“The book showed how ninjas trained by jumping over cannabis plants,” Takayasu says. “Every day they had to leap higher and higher because cannabis grows very quickly. I was so amazed that I told my mom I wanted to grow cannabis when I was older.”

Understandably, Takayasu’s mother was rather distressed by her son’s aspiration. Japan’s anti-cannabis laws are among the strictest in the world, with possession of even small amounts punished by five-year prison sentences and illicit cultivation earning growers seven years behind bars.

However, Takayasu refused to let this put a damper on his dreams. Today, more than 40 years later, he is one of Japan’s leading experts on cannabis and the curator of Taima Hakubutsukan — the nation’s only museum dedicated to the much-maligned weed. Opened in 2001 in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, approximately 160 km north of Tokyo, the museum’s mission is to teach people about the history of cannabis in Japan — a past that, Takayasu believes, has been denigrated and forgotten for far too long.

“Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they’re wrong,” Takayasu says. “Cannabis has been at the very heart of Japanese culture for thousands of years.”

According to Takayasu, the earliest evidence of cannabis in Japan dates back to the Jomon Period (10,000-200 B.C.), with pottery relics recovered in Fukui Prefecture containing seeds and scraps of woven cannabis fibers. “Cannabis was the most important substance for prehistoric people in Japan,” he says. “They wore clothes made from its fibers and they used it for bow strings and fishing lines.”

It is likely that the variety of cannabis from which these Jomon Period fibers originated was cannabis sativa. Tall-growing and valued for its strong stems, it is from sativa strains that today’s specially bred industrial hemp is de
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I wanna learn enough japanese to watch anime movies at the premier screening.

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31665 No. 31665 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What have you read lately TC?
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>> No. 33154 [Edit]
I read it two years ago. Very interesting
>> No. 33156 [Edit]
industrial society and its future
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Spurred by a quote from Gakkou Gurashi, I read Chomei's short essay "Hojoki" (Ten Foot Square Hut) a few hours ago and was captivated. For some quick context, roughly imagine a version of Walden written by a Japanese monk in 1212. Here's some quick quotes to whet your appetite (and yes it is formatted in verse stanza):

>Sometimes the dew falls away
>while the flowers stay.
>But they will surely
>wilt in the morning sun.


>If you entrust yourself
>to the care of others
>you will be owned by them.

>If you care for others
>you will be enslaved
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>> No. 33218 [Edit]
Reading the MAHABARATA

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29386 No. 29386 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
d r i n k .
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>> No. 33203 [Edit]
Wrong again.
You know very little about beer so stop being an asshole.
>> No. 33204 [Edit]
im not saying it isnt about the aroma, asshole
but it's primarily why i pour it out, as do many other people
>> No. 33205 [Edit]
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i'm currently drinking this and watching sumo wrestling
>> No. 33214 [Edit]
Oh no you're not getting off easy this time.
You can drink it upside down underwater for all I care. You don't get to post wrong opinions like they're facts though.
"Foaming up" is not a defining feature of beer.
Most british bitters are low carbonated and so they will tend to have poor head retention. It doesn't matter because that's right for the style.
Here's a thing though, it's never that simple and there are numerous techniques to make the foam stay regardless of carbonation level. It can be done but it's not required, often unneeded.
On the other end of the spectrum you can have something like a berliner weisse, some of which might be carbonated to almost 3 volumes of CO2 (that's a lot) and might foam intensely on pour, but lose head almost immediately despite bubbling furiously.
Fucking traditional lambic is not carbonated at all.
Next time you feel like you're in position to make general statements about beer, consult the BJCP style guidelines first. As for the foam, if you still don't believe then spend some time researching factors which affect head retention. What effect base malts have, what specialty malts do, what adjuncts do, what's with mash schedule, alpha acids, alcohol content, carbonation, temperatures. How it's poured, what glassware it's poured into. So on, so forth.
Then compare what you read to what actually comes out of a bottle. Because some brews don't always closely conform to guidelines, you'll find numerous outliers.
Which doesn't mean the style guidelines are inaccurate. They're the best practical approximation however beer is naturally a hard thing to classify precisely.
Almost everywhere in the world beer was always treated as a freely adaptable drink, adjusted to local conditions, available resources and needs of the moment.
Few places ever had strict laws dictating the characteristics of beer, a notable and influential exception being the Reinheitsgebot. But outside of Germany beer was brewed with such a vast range of ingredients and methods its classification is fuzzy.
It's hard to find a sing
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29307 No. 29307 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What does TC do for a living?
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>> No. 33188 [Edit]
Used to work as an opener for a fast food place. The job itself was actually not too bad as I was in the kitchen for the most part, and I got to leave early in the afternoon. I'd recommend it.
>> No. 33190 [Edit]
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I work 8 to 5 as an IT admin / web developer in the medical technology sector. The company has grown in the last years, but is still under 100 employees. Most of the time I spend with building web interfaces and managing databases, besides occasional technical support for my colleagues.
>> No. 33193 [Edit]
I quit my higher paying web job impulsively. Couldn’t sand the idiot CEO I had to deal with. Now Living with my parents again and working at a liquor store. I’ve noticed I feel about 100% better coming home from a job where I am on my feet doing physical tasks than coming home from a job at an office sitting all day. But I do really miss the money and my apartment (though my cat likes my parents house much more). I think I may need to pursue higher paying physical labor.
>> No. 33195 [Edit]
>building web interfaces
Do you do design work for it, or are you given a plan and you just have to implement it?

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28617 No. 28617 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
me top right
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>> No. 33124 [Edit]
Yes, but frankly their reasoning seemed ridiculous to me. Most of the time, I was beaten for talking back and arguing when I given a punishment. They knew for a long time that I had serious emotional and developmental problems, either caused by schizophrenia or some form of autism. They told me this in detail when I was an adult. Anyway, I got beaten pretty regularly because I rarely, if ever, took punishment without contesting it. I always felt some need to make a case for my own innocence or at least a lowering of the charges even as a small child. Did I respect them? Not for very long. I resented them heavily by 10. I've always had a huge hateboner for disciplinary authority of any kind. By the time I was hitting puberty it was reaching levels of such intense daily disturbance that I was getting talked to be the school principal every day. Honestly? No one ever "cured" me, they just gave up and, I guess I got what I wanted. It sounds edgy, but I'm just trying to give an accurate account of what happened. Now in my late twenties I'm pretty relaxed and quiet, because no one really tries to make me change anymore.
>> No. 33126 [Edit]
I don’t fit into either. I’ve always just done the bare minimum to get by, picking and choosing what unhealthy impulses I gladly indulge. Hopefully no big expensive health issues come up if so I will self death myself to death and die.
>> No. 33163 [Edit]
I'm the decision that goes to the bottom left
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I must self-improve.

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32990 No. 32990 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How do you feel about english songs in anime sountracks? What about songs actually made by western musicians? Stand Alone Complex has a lot of them and some are better than others. Berserk's bad op is another example. Made in Abyss's entire sound track was done by an australian team and I think they did a very good job, with the exception of two atrocious tracks featuring pop singers.
I generally dislike anything that reminds me too much of what plays on the radio. I'll never understand the "cool factor" english has for people that don't speak it natively.
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>> No. 33007 [Edit]
On the note of Gunslinger Girl, the Italian ED is great.
>> No. 33013 [Edit]
Lyrics translation:
Listen, Sweet Mary,

Restore, I beg, my pleasantness.

Ah! Yes, be the guiding star of my path,

To come with you, sweet will be death for me.

Listen, Hail Mary,
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>> No. 33034 [Edit]
It's a beautiful ED, thank you for posting the lyrics. And it reminded me of Elfen Lied's OP, Lilium:

The mouth of the Just shall meditate wisdom,
And His tongue shall declare judgment.

Blessed is he who endureth temptation,
For once he hath been tested, he shall receive the crown of life.

Oh Lord, Fountain of Holiness,
Oh Lord, Fire Divine, have mercy.

Oh how holy, how serene,
How generous, how pleasant this Virgin who believeth.
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>> No. 33159 [Edit]
I like Mami’s Theme with the made-up lyrics.

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32700 No. 32700 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've watched every imageboard built from the ruins of the old internet slowly dying, until they shut down the website or warp into something different and unrecognizable. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the front page of tohno until I realized it was about Kyoani. But it got me thinking, how long do we really have until there are no anime forums along these lines? How long until the only websites left are ford driver websites like twitter, facebook, reddit, or neo-nerd websites where discussion is censored to a very bland, western dialogue that belongs more on tumblr? Even in fucking japan, tons of Otaku now are just normals chatting on twitter. Will Otaku survive the 2020s?
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>> No. 33104 [Edit]
In the little work I have done I have come across such people as well, some would even act out Dragon ball scenes, go to anime conventions and buy bleach swords. But they kind of stopped at that level, only watching surface level anime(even when the are subscribed to crunchy roll so they would presumably see other anime advertised). Hunter X Hunter was probably the most obscure(I know, the use of obscure in this context is absurd) anime that any of them had seen and even then only one had.

Most people won't have a problem watching entry level anime, they are acceptable to western audiences hence why they have traditional been aired on TV even going back years.
>> No. 33105 [Edit]
It's all so tiresome.
>> No. 33109 [Edit]
Yeah, you're right. Still, last time this happened was early this year, and two "very normal" guys were talking about Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka and the Shield Hero adaption. The latter I would've expected but the former was quite odd.
>> No. 33111 [Edit]
yeah as far as I have seen Crunchyroll actually has people that (somewhat) know what they are doing and have succeeded at making certain series really well known among the casual public. Netflix is more like a rich old man throwing money at japanese studios in hopes that someone will notice their catalog despite most of their lineup being pretty bland.

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