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34798 No. 34798 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Which theme do you use on tohno-chan? I like vndb as I tend to browse at night and bright themes hurt my eyes in the dark, but sometimes I switch to Pseud0ch for the comfy textboard vibe. How bout you?

Imageboards themselves are otaku culture so this counts.
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>> No. 34947 [Edit]
> using an userstyle to change the theme to pseud0ch or vndb.
You don't need a userstyle you can do it purely via a userscript that sets the cookie if it doesn't exist.
>> No. 35326 [Edit]
pseud0ch because I like bricks.
>> No. 35329 [Edit]
Much like the others, I use the default because of auto-deleting cookies, but I'm quite fond of the Lain one.
>> No. 35399 [Edit]
Same here, I like this one so I don't mind at all.

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34738 No. 34738 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Why is whenever people compare Anime to cartoons normalfags always end up with something like "What about Disney?" or "Disney inspired Anime"?

Are they blind? look at this production cel of a feature Disney movie, even seasonal Anime has better production values overall, also did is the claim that Anime = Disney bullshit? Dinsey only inspired Osamu Tezuka to a dregree with fucking Bambi of all things, that cant account for all anime.
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>> No. 35300 [Edit]
I think it's simply due to a difference in goals and aims. The Japanese seem to desire to take the real world and polish it into something as beautiful as possible whereas the west wants to take the world and exaggerate it and parody it as much as possible to the point it becomes grotesque. Body types are a good example of this, an anime body is usually drawn in a way that would work and be attractive in real life or at least would very nearly work, but western art exaggerates it to the point where it would not work and would be disgusting, indeed it's disgusting even as art.
>> No. 35301 [Edit]
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I think there's great western art, just see the french who sometimes were greatly appreciated by the japanese. So it has to be something else;
Maybe it's because animated art it's depreciated in the west, maybe it's an american thing or maybe it's a thing related to our days of cultural decadence. Personally I don't understand most modern cartoon aesthetics, like how all CG movies use the same generic, ugly style. Maybe we're just degenerating.
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I asked my parents once what they thought about animation and why animation can't have more adult themes. Their response was to keep insisting that animation inherently had less "weight" to it and they can't take it seriously or feel immersed in what they're watching unless it's live action. When I asked how come Japanese people can make and appreciate more mature animation, my mom said it was an aberration and that it's because they're "children at heart".

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>> No. 35312 [Edit]
Today you wouldn't hear that too often about animation, but still similar things about particular genres, countries, or entire media like videogames.
I think it all can be resumed in "old dog doesn't learn new tricks" with some inherent racism.
Also what you said made me remember of the old "how you can fap to that? it's just a cartoon".

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34491 No. 34491 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm out of the loop and I wanted to talk about this for a while. What's this "alt-chan alliance" thing and why is it bad?
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>> No. 34496 [Edit]
Is this something like Freenet, where you're hosting other people's (potentially illegal) shit?
>> No. 34498 [Edit]
No, this is all on the public internet and there isn't anything illegal; it's just a bunch of imageboards all linking to each other.
>> No. 35296 [Edit]
Just a group of small (dead) imageboards who conspired to take down the remnants of 8chan and scoop up their users. It was an incredibly retarded plan that never would have worked and their plot was eventually exposed by the owner of
>> No. 35311 [Edit]
It was a thing centered around spacechan, getting jealous or scared or otherwise touchy about 420chan having the second highest popularity after 4skin. And so, seeing how 420 had quite a noticeable commited contingent of communists on its /pol/ (when it was there) or elsewhere, they wanted to have a distinct rival to all that.

So, spacechan did manage to actually muster a higher traffic /b/ than 420, naturally together with not having many other boards, in contrast to 420 where the users simply constantly ignored those boards and just posted on /high/ with grumbles that the other boards are to slow and shouldn't exist on "a board with only 50 users". But spacechan went to shit though, apparently due to one or two cohorts of "anallockman" flooding endless tranny pics, or some stuff very close, shortly after 420chan had axed its porn boards.

Oh yeah, 420 is of course is where the original transsexuality chan board, very ironically labelled /cd/, arose, until it tanked basically right upon the introduction of /lgbt/, which itself had some horrendously dramawhoring headcases, such as "Kayla".

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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I started learning Japanese, well I already did, but took a couple of months off and am now getting back into it. Same story you've heard a million times, whatever. I made the "mistake" of learning all N5 words outside of context because I thought that would be more efficient and I didn't feel like doing worksheets. On one hand, I'm still familiar with all that vocab, on the other hand, learning it in tandem with grammar would have been better. Anyway, I'm not interested in speaking. My goal is fluent literacy. I wanna read something like Saya no Uta smoothly and with crystal clear understanding, really enjoy myself. How difficult would that be? I'm willing to shoot myself in the foot in another area of the language to expedite this specific goal.

I've learned a bit more about the "Japanese Learning Community" and came across AJATT. I find it to be weird and kind of culty. Look at this

It's so bizarre to me. These guys are completely obsessed with perfectly replicating a "native speaker". Use all the right pitch accents and all the right expressions without ever deviating so no one can tell the difference. I started comparing this approach with how English is spoken. Different people say words differently. Some people talk in a sing-song sort of way, others like they're always asking a question. Maybe it sounds dumb or annoying, but I'd never say they're speaking English incorrectly. Every person probably has their own quirks and I like making up my own expressions and getting a little creative. Is Japanese really so uniform between every person(with the same dialect)? What about people with accents? Not only are accents acceptable in English, they're desirable in some cases. My parents have an accent, yet i'd still say their english is perfect.

Imagine if I made a video responding to a German guy trying to speak English in the "perfect way" with no accent or anything "nonnative", and I paused every few seconds to point out some slight inaccuracy in how a word is spoken. How weird would that be? You'd think that German guy is misguided and w
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>> No. 35074 [Edit]
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Gatsu getsu no difference.
Just don't call madotsuki madogatsu and you're fine.
t. 窓月
>> No. 35075 [Edit]
There's definetly cases where がつ is preferred over げつ and vice versa, like 6月(ろくがつ) and 月曜日(げつようび). Also, Madotsuki's name is 窓付き, not 窓月.
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new years eve is お正月 - おしょうがつ - oh shyo ga tsu. the biggest pain in the ass for me is the vowel extension う. If you forget one, the ime wont know what you want.
>> No. 35295 [Edit]
The fact that からだ can be written as 体, 身体 or 躰 is confusing me.

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29114 No. 29114 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Gimme what you got.
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>> No. 29461 [Edit]
Why is Mexico's Olympic team so lacking?

Because everyone that can run, jump, or swim is already across the border
>> No. 35174 [Edit]
What’s the difference between a police officer and a bullet?

When a bullet kills someone else, you know it’s been fired
>> No. 35225 [Edit]
How do you get a nun pregnant?
Have an altar-boy fart in her cunt.
>> No. 35226 [Edit]
What do you call a black brain surgeon?

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34234 No. 34234 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on it? Do you care? Has it affected you at all?

I know a lot of people are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but I thought it'd be interesting to get TC's point of view on it and see what you guy's think.
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>> No. 35272 [Edit]
Weren't you banned for posting that?
>> No. 35280 [Edit]
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apparently it wasn't a permaban.
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>I've lost 5 kilograms of excess weight
And it just keeps going. I'm now officially not obese anymore, just overweight (BMI between 25 and 30). Hopefully I'll be back down to normal weight by the end of the lockdown.
>> No. 35291 [Edit]
I would take your kg for your japanese skills.

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35087 No. 35087 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How come there aren't any imageboards dedicated to American cartoons?
Not niche or obscure enough? Are American cartoons too popular with "the normies" to be enjoyable?
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>> No. 35156 [Edit]
>presumption that western animation is all crap
Did I say that? Winsor Mccay made nice stuff.
>the lone example of 4skin
There's also 8chan. And the second half of this thread. This website already has a purpose. "Doubting" why something not part of that purpose isn't more popular on imageboards here instead of a place where people care about that thing is suspicious. Your mannerisms are also suspicious. So why do you care?
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If you don't want to hear about Jews, why do you post in a thread that is specifically about cartoons created by them? Virtually all American cartoons are produced by Jews, including the racist anti-Japanese war propaganda flick in the OP pic, see picrelated.
You probably never complained that one shouldn't discuss how Japanese cultural attitudes influence the content of anime, so why do you care so much when that same type of discussion is applied to Jews and the cartoons they produce? What makes Jews so special to you? Are you like >>35136 and hold some weird religious belief that a cartoon creator's background magically stops influencing his work when he is identified as a Jew?

>I'm just incredibly paranoid of all arguments which seem to lead towards presenting a "Western entertainment is political/Japanese entertainment is not political" dichotomy
>it often feels to me that the reason for criticizing a specific execution is fueled by the specific content/ideals presented.
Not sure if you were referring to me specifically, but as I openly said in >>35135 it's not so much that anime doesn't contain any political messaging at all, it's just that when it's there, it's usually non-Jewish in nature and doesn't bother me as much. BlazBlue for example made some thinly veiled references to the alleged human experimentation programs of Unit 731 and contrasted it with the nuclear destruction of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. I notice this stuff just as much as I notice political messaging in Jewish media, but it doesn't bother me much because it's not an attack on me.
A more overt and specifically Jewish exa
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>> No. 35159 [Edit]
Lengthy political discussion aside, there's something gross about the style in jewish material that has disgusted me since before I even knew jews were a thing
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Political discussion belongs to /tat/ and this thread probably is a bait anyways, so I'm locking it.

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34328 No. 34328 Locked hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
ITT: experts offer timely advice on how to enjoy being trapped in your own home
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>> No. 35044 [Edit]
Assuming it's just two people posting, you're both incredibly immature.
>> No. 35046 [Edit]
>> No. 35048 [Edit]

At least i have a point the other anon doesn't he is just being a stupid edgelord.
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That's enough.

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29425 No. 29425 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever had this happen to you?
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>> No. 34886 [Edit]
Bluetooth headphones, man.
>> No. 34980 [Edit]
Just getting up and walking away as if the corded device placed on your head isn't there? No.

do you even amplify
>> No. 34984 [Edit]
No, I don't use headphones.
>> No. 34985 [Edit]
Try it. Embrace reducing the world into an auralscape delimited by two drivers ramming sound into your skull.

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34481 No. 34481 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
It's that time of year again!
>> No. 34482 [Edit]
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I'm not much of an april fools person but today being Sakura's birthday makes it a wonderful day.
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Now even my posts can be hikkis!
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April means that it's time to spring forward!
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34633 No. 34633 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been enjoying the Yokohama Shopping Tripness of the past month, but it seems like its all coming to an end unfortunately. Traffic has been picking up noticeably the past few days, the rats are starting up the ratraces again, they can't be calmly unessential and superfluous for too long, they're not mature or adult enough to be that honestly in touch with reality like those of us who can be happily unemployed for a lifetime without ever worrying about it.
When the NTs all decide to stay inside, watch movies and play video games for a month then the outside world becomes much more inviting for the rest of us, too bad it couldn't have lasted longer. Same could be said of Yokohama Shopping Trip, it should've lasted longer too.
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>> No. 34732 [Edit]
Normalfags can only attain a sense of self worth when they are fulfilling their instinct to be slaves, and they get mad when they come across anyone who points out that this lifestyle is actually retarded. This attitude will end up destroying them in the end, they are their own worst enemies.
>> No. 34734 [Edit]
Sometimes I feel like I must have brain damage or come from another planet because concepts like "self-worth" seem quite alien to me. Why to need some menial work to feel well? This need for constant tension, struggle, conflict.
I guess I can understand it from an species point of view, the individuals that crave for that are the ones that have more odds to survive. But from the individual point of view, it's fucked up.
>> No. 34735 [Edit]
You're both forgetting the role reproductive instincts play in this.
>> No. 34747 [Edit]
I dislike the idea that we are all slaves to our instincts. Humanity has proven that we can rise above our primitive impulses, we are superior to animals. Anyone who says that we are constrained by our instincts seems to me to be too lazy to actually attempt to surpass them.

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