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37198 No. 37198 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Whatcha doin' for the new year assuming y'all ain't locked-down?
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>> No. 37242 [Edit]
>now we've got year of the cow
I wonder if this will be the next pixiv trend. Are cowtits back in vogue?
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Maybe... do you want more cow-girls?
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Call me a milk drinker because my thirst for cow girls can't be quenched!
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It is the new Pixiv trend. I have 10+ pages of cowgirls from my followed artists.

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29767 No. 29767 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Joyeux Noël
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>> No. 29783 [Edit]
Beanie babies are awesome though.
>> No. 29784 [Edit]
You may wanna visit the world trade center while you still have the chance. Also, get a good PC and mine the shit out of bitcoin once it becomes available. Oh and if you can try to invest in apple products, their cordless phones are gonna become really really popular (don't ask me why, hell if I know). You'll thank me latter.
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Is her birthday on Xmas day or something?
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Merry Xmas 2020

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33905 No. 33905 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are some things that really bug you?
Things that genuinely piss you off?

I thought it would be nice to have a thread to vent about any little annoyance, no mater how big or small.
Any and all complains about the world around you are welcome here!

Old one reached bumb limit I think.
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>> No. 37311 [Edit]

In that case, I could understand the idea of a "security deposit" that will eventually be returned, but forgetting to return it or outright refusing to just seems like a dishonest practice to take even more of an unsuspecting person's money, more often than not. Colleges are especially guilty of this nowadays. I recently began to apply for study abroad and now apparently I will owe my college 225$ just for the application, whether I get accepted or not. You could argue that fee is justified because of the paperwork they do for the student or something, but since it is an external program, most of my application so far has been done and will probably be reviewed without the school's involvement.
>> No. 37312 [Edit]
The college application fee serves dual purpose: it's a way for colleges to make free money off of the boatload of applicants and it also serves to discourage people from applying to places that they don't care about.
>> No. 37313 [Edit]
It serves a third purpose as well, discouraging poor 'people'.
>> No. 37316 [Edit]
>In that case, I could understand the idea of a "security deposit" that will eventually be returned, but forgetting to return it or outright refusing to just seems like a dishonest practice to take even more of an unsuspecting person's money, more often than not.
That doesn't sound just like it's dishonesty; it sounds illegal depending on the involved parties' jurisdictions and contractual obligations. I've made similar deposits before, but I've always gotten most of the money returned since I don't make a mess of my apartments. Haven't dealt with a slumlord, though.

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29096 No. 29096 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who would win?
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>> No. 37028 [Edit]
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I thought about mention them but they are so weird looking and different even compared to EVA's, while they share the heavy stylization.
Model kits are probably the most beautiful I've ever seen but also heard they are hell to build.
>> No. 37031 [Edit]
They seem tough, yeah. Do they still make them?
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I think this was from 2010 or so, don't know if there's more newer ones but probably.
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But Evangelion *IS* Godzilla now.
Or will be in January 2021.

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37024 No. 37024 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
All the kind of stuff from the internet 10 or more years ago seems to be treated as cringe now. If not outright shunned. The idea of saying whatever you want in a game chat is seen as an outdated and backwards desire, any sexual joking about highschool aged fictional characters garners a strong and angry response, not from old people but from 18-25 year olds strangely enough. People who actually livestream as themselves and not a carefully edited character are not just "cringe" but hated and even vilified with elaborate narratives created around them, it would seem the very concept of the internet as a place to find anything and say or read anything is cringe, dated, problematic these days. The idea that a game might actually release all its content as a $60 dollar package and then anything extra as completed expansion packs is a ridiculous thing to say now. I don't remember people being like this when I was in highschool, they weren't this touchy and they weren't so accepting of greedy business practices. There's a general feeling here that I'm trying to figure out and it's not just nostalgia, it's like the internet was re-written and re-imagined under my nose and the way people act on it is so different. Did anyone question or care if haruhi was too sexy for a highschooler? I'm not just whining about being censored, there's something else too, the whole chaotic and naively raw internet of the 2000s to early 2010 is unwanted even by kids, teenagers, and college aged people. What exactly happened here?
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>> No. 37050 [Edit]
There's another thing about online social norms that bugs me that centers around the sensitivity you mentioned. Back in the day it felt like I could come on the internet and speak unfiltered without fear of getting shouted down over some petty social rule or ruffling some insecure normie's feathers. That isn't the case anymore. People don't seem to want actual conversation. They want to sit around and pull levers to get a neurochemical fix. That sort of behavior has always existed online but it seems to have gotten a lot worse over time. Like others have said I think it comes down to demographics.

Outside of shitposting banter you used to be able to find people to converse with pretty easily and they actually had varied opinions. These days you say one word that isn't in alignment with whatever the hivemind agrees on and they'll start losing it. It'd be one thing if they explained why they think your viewpoint is misguided, or gave you a bit of shit for having one point of disagreement but that's not what happens. They just throw your entire post in the garbage and focus solely on the part that makes them uncomfortable. The behavior differs depending on what site it happens on but the core theme remains the same: an emotionally charged temper tantrum because they didn't get their worldview validated 100%.

If you're basically normal and fit in with mainstream culture you don't face a lot of criticism. It seems like normals learn to dismiss others ruthlessly as a means of protecting their psychology. Taking the time to weigh what someone's experiences has been is a lot of work and neurotic behavior people only learn through being in a hostile social environment for a prolonged period of time... It seems like with the normie invasion you see a lot of people who would be more considerate learn to quickly dismiss others. Unless a space is explicitly abnormal to start with it'll become normal infested over time. It's one way to stop social gentrification but it comes at the cost of creating a real race to the bottom mentality in a lot of communities.

It feels like the internet of seasons past was a magical place. A fluke that's now being corrected. I've changed some but it feels like the world around me has changed a lot more.
>> No. 37051 [Edit]
Kiwifarms is actually exactly the kind of retards I can't stand. A lot of the stuff they build up "lolcow" resumes over is the kind of whining about creepy or cringey stuff that was taken in stride on the internet before. They're the furthest cry from the wild west of the internet as you can get and, in large part, I genuinely think that tumblr providing a large "alt" platform for women on the internet outside of facebook was responsible for the spread of this kind of shit. Kiwifarms and tumblr used to be closely linked i believe.
>> No. 37052 [Edit]
>So did social norms change in general, or did internet demographics just change?
The internet's social norms were subsumed by real life's norms like a ball bearing getting pulled in by an electromagnet. This was due to changing demographics, specifically that the newest crop of people coming online were ones who from early childhood were using the internet to talk to people they knew in real life. No previous generation did that.
>On the internet, or in real life too?
>> No. 37053 [Edit]
>Who is the imaginary authority in your head... offline authority... or the collective wisdom... the anticipation of their emotional reaction
On the surface this seems like a false dichotomy. Even when adhering to grammatical rules, I think good writing should still be done with the audience's "emotional reaction" in mind. Decisions of semicolon vs. period, en-dash vs. parenthetical remark, etc. all play a role in influencing how the reader interprets the message. That said, the gist of that quote – that there's a sharp difference in the punctuation employed by "older" generations and the (lack) of punctuation by the newer – is something I've seen mentioned elsewhere and have observed myself. But then again, this might just be due to chat being the dominantly preferred medium for the newer generation, and when each message is comprised of only a single sentence or fragmented thought, punctuation can't really apply (aside from the trailing ellipsis; and ironically the overuse of that is negatively associated with the much-older, less computer literate generation).

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32344 No. 32344 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been thinking about starting my own image board for a while now, but I don't really know how to go about it. I'm not talking about software and I don't think there's any non-technical guide to it. There's aspects of tohno chan I like which don't seem easy to replicate. For one, the lack of shit that most imageboards are flooded with. How would I advertise my image board without attracting "those" kinds of people? If I advertise on other people's boards, that's also basically spam, so it might bother mods and give a bad impression. How does tohno chan do it? Every new board I've seen spam for has been filled with nothing but cancer and most don't make it past three months.

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>> No. 34657 [Edit]
Do not invite political polarization. In time, tohno will gravely regret the creation of /tat/.
>> No. 34729 [Edit]
Great thing about that, though, is its recent activity isn't shown on the homepage.
>> No. 37044 [Edit]
>Also, to keep cancer out, just have nazi mods. It works for here, sushi and sama.
I was quite confused by what you said, but then I realised that you didn't mean "nazi" literally.
>> No. 37049 [Edit]
While that phrase is one which refers to overly strict moderators, literal nazis are not exactly unheard of among imageboards.

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29674 No. 29674 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Last person to post in this thread wins a free internet!
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And now I will do the only thing there is left to do to the internet. Destroy it.
>> No. 37029 [Edit]
I am taking your internet.

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31640 No. 31640 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
People think tech is getting better. CPUs are faster, storage is cheaper, internet connections are faster. But I think it's getting worse.

I feel like the internet has lost its charm. It used to have a magical, positive, wild-west feel to it. Now it seems so commercialized, and you also have to be careful about what you post, since there's always a new flavor-of-the-month outrage issue.

Every site tracks you. Privacy is dead. You're expect to put more and more info online, yet there are tons of huge data breaches all the time.

If you post something that isn't politically correct, even if it's really mild, there are people who will try to doxx you, swat you, get you fired, publicly shamed, and so on. Twitter is especially bad about this. You can make an off-hand comment once and then a legion of angry people will try to ruin your entire life.

Everything is increasingly politicized now too. And now people who are at any political extreme will say shit like "everything is political" and "ignoring issues is tone deaf" so they're trying to convert neutral people to one side or another. The whole "you're either with us or against us" mentality is bullshit, but it's more pervasive than ever before.

But not just that, the internet is everywhere. It's not just confined to desktops and computer rooms. People are always on their phones. If you do or say something someone doesn't like, they can instantly record you and put it online, getting their followers to harass you.

But even aside from people harassing you, I just hate how everything gets posted online. You hang out with someone, then they take a selfie and you're in the background so your picture is online. Instantly. Maybe I don't like the way I looked at that particular moment. Maybe I don't want everyone knowing where I am and what I'm doing. But photo etiquette has shifted from it being rude to taking photos of people to being rude if you object to having your photo taken. It's like people think that you can't just hang out or go somewhere without documenting proof that you did it. People are creating their own dossiers. The NSA doesn't even need to exist. People are willingly posting all the intimate details of their
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>> No. 37012 [Edit]
In the personal website days, most sites made by average people were "personal pages". Just somewhere for people to post their pictures and blog posts, not inform anybody on esoteric subjects. They'd show it off to people, "look, I'm on the internet". Livejournal and myspace then hit the scene and offered a free alternative.
>> No. 37014 [Edit]
>Nowadays they do it for internet points
Nowadays they also do it for ad revenue. In addition to the demographic changes you mentioned where the tech-savvy base was gradually diluted, companies realized the value of having silo'd in systems and made every effort to usurp and control the communication platforms. And the people went along with it: first those less tech-savvy who were wooed by the ease of use and rounded edges, and then eventually even the tech-savvy were forced to concede and move to discord/twitter/whatever.
>> No. 37042 [Edit]
> is decent.
decent may be an overstatement. I just checked it out, and it's not not some fabled eden. The lounge board is mostly filled with talk of 3D, and /g/ is underwhelming in the breadth and depth of topics talked about. The posters are also nearly indistinguishable from those on current imageboards, so if you're hoping to escape the lingo and image macros that have taken root on those boards, then it's not much of a panacea.
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E.g. attached is a screencap of what was probably the most interesting thread (also relevant to this thread); some good thoughts there, but also a lot of noise.

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36894 No. 36894 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
hello tohno chan
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36602 No. 36602 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on this no touching yourself for a month thing? Do you take part in it, or do you think it's stupid?
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>> No. 36865 [Edit]
don't look at spoilers if you don't wanna get spoiled.

drawbacks of a full body doll:
- much more expensive (I bought my hips for 60 bucks; a doll with limbs, face, hair etc. will set you back 1000 or more)
- more difficult to clean, generally much higher maintenance (I've talked to some Real Doll owners and this is a huge issue. Life-sized dolls are basically out of the question for me until we have sex robots with enough AI autonomy to clean themselves)
- can't easily hide it when people come over
- has a creepy face, look up "uncanny valley." Creepiness gets worse as she accumulates scratches and dirt.
- non-zero chance that it will be possessed by demons and murder you
- when you put it in the trash eventually, people will call the police on you for trying to dispose of a corpse.

I'm just looking for something I can thrust my peepee into and do some fun cardio on, not something to simulate female companionship.
>> No. 36867 [Edit]
Yeah, Mantak Chia stuff. The practices he outlines in Cultivating Male Taoist Sexual Energy in particular. I had done some energy work prior to delving into his stuff but I honestly wasn't ready for it. If I remember right Chia gives a lot of warnings but I didn't listen.

I don't think it had any lasting effects since I quit doing it. It's something I'll return to once I really get my sexuality under control.
>> No. 36873 [Edit]
This is mostly true, but I still want to get one all the same because you can't dress up a torso in cute outfits.
>> No. 37344 [Edit]
>Fapping is like a drug. Drugs every once in a while can even be good for you.
Well obviously the type of substance matters; I think a better analogy is to chocolate: it tastes sweet and is fine to eat once in a while but don't eat it for every meal. If one really wants to improve their mind/body though, they'd probably see more of an effect from cutting out alcohol or improving their diet. Either way there's not much point to living like an ascetic unless you're on some spiritual path.

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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. 36828 [Edit]
I said he was cool before he was cool.
>> No. 36829 [Edit]
Being into anime before recent times doesn't make someone cooler in the eyes of normals. All they care about is the here and now.
>> No. 36848 [Edit]
You were the kid who took jokes literally, huh?
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