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29255 No. 29255 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's the strangest thing you've ever found in your home that you have no explanation for?
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>> No. 30986 [Edit]
Found some rusty old cans of redbull in our attic.
>> No. 31008 [Edit]
A scythe.
>> No. 31009 [Edit]
I have an unopened VHS of some sort of performance from a chinese idol from what I assume is the 80s or 90s. I have no idea where I got it or why.
>> No. 31011 [Edit]
Never found any things that I have no explanation for at home.
I'd be pretty freaked out if I did since this is supposed to be an environment which I have complete control over. Stuff that I didn't bring here shouldn't show up.

No. 28343 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Too bad i won't be able to afford Gateboxes or be alive until then, still, it's closer than ever.
Sexbots may become a thing in the future but i'd like to see these Gateboxes succeed instead.
This is the true otaku love, right here.
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>> No. 30999 [Edit]
Aren't they like $3,000? What's the point of them?
>> No. 31001 [Edit]
A pseudo-interactive mini-holographic companion that reacts to your words and gestures.
>> No. 31005 [Edit]
I had to delete the image in the OP because it contained 3D.
>> No. 31007 [Edit]
Honestly this thing seems like a stupid gimmick. Sure it might seem interesting, but after some weeks I can only imagine it'd begin to get repetitive, responses, actions, etc. That leading to a less believable experience, which I'm not sure if it has in the first place. Because really, anyone buying one of these things has that in mind.

I also can't help wonder how often these things might end up breaking if kept for longer periods of time. It must be somewhat complicated at least, right? With all the features it has. How long will the company support it, and how long will they last? $3k is no small amount of money. I really can't imagine how on earth it could be worth that.

>This is the true otaku love, right here.
Isn't this whole thing more about companionship than love? Think about it. Is everyone who buys one "in love" with the character, or are they after buying it? Doubt it.

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28500 No. 28500 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How many of you feel like you're getting too old for this shit?
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>> No. 30956 [Edit]
feel like i can't fit in or relate with the people who share my interests anymore, like an old man skate riding with a bunch of teens.
but there's nothing out there for me, so whatever
>> No. 30957 [Edit]
>Younger people tend to speak in very different ways using differnt lingo and phrases you might not be familiar with, making it challenging to relate to them or discuss things with them.
Makes sense, I guess. Wouldn't know because English isn't my first language, I only communicate in English on the Internet and I don't really talk with people in real life.

>It's hard enough to relate to characters and stories when it's set in a different country with a different culture,
I don't think the country or culture matters that much for relating to the characters. Sure there's some culture-related stuff that might be confusing but I think most of it is pretty global, else there'd be way less people enjoying media from countries with different cultures.

> but then you add on that media targeting a different age demographic too and it becomes that more alienating.
For people who don't share the taste of the majority of the target audience but that doesn't mean that a lot of people outside the target demographic can't enjoy the work too.
Also the target audience of anime isn't only young people, there's a lot series who are for older people. Almost everyone reads manga in Japan regardless of age and even in western countries (I think) quite a few old people read comics.

>If not, good on you for challenging norms but exceptions don't make rules.
The majority tends to be part of the target demographic (since they obviously try to make it appealing for the target audience) but I wouldn't call people outside exceptions since they are not few and it's also common for good fictional works to not only be appealing for people inside their target audience.

>"in Japan" being the keywords there.
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>> No. 30976 [Edit]
>3D series
Do you mean 3D as in live-action tv or anime that uses 3d models?
I'm assuming the former in which case, I actually did watch those for a while until I got bored of them. One that I used to like was the show Monk. I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice but what I've said so far was true for me.
>> No. 30979 [Edit]
Not only live-action tv series, but shows in general, including news-casting, documentaries, contests, etc. Maybe you have fun subliminally-learning and just haven't noticed it or something like that. For example, a week ago or so I stumbled upon a youtube clip with a Japanese show of people trying to climb stairs drenched in slime. It was a hilarious, none of the contestants were mocked and the spirit of the show was innocuous. i.e. good fun at nobody's expense and it was noticeable how the participants were enjoying it.
>I hate to sound like the difficult sort who doesn't take any advice
In your defence, it's not like you asked for advice either.

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23994 No. 23994 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Aneki or Imouto, which do you like best?

For me the choice is obvious.
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Whichever one calls me onii-san gets my vote.


It's an OSHA horror story in the making, from the string holding the safety valve open on the gas line to the semi-protected electrical wires running behind the dish drying rack.

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>> No. 30778 [Edit]
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Imoutos are fine but I choose aneki, probably my strongest fetish.
If I had a beautiful loving big sister who would be always there for me maybe life would turn out different than this cold and lonely torture. I try not to fantasize, it's so painful.
I like all types provided they're not sadistic or malicious.

This is normal in eastern europe.
String isn't tied to a valve, it's just there to hang stuff from. Cables are probably OK, no one is going to play with them.
>> No. 30930 [Edit]
I like strong older sister types.
>> No. 30931 [Edit]
genki neighbor girl

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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.
>> No. 30916 [Edit]
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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?
>> No. 30493 [Edit]
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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
>> No. 30878 [Edit]
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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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>> No. 30757 [Edit]
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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?
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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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