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29816 No. 29816 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How often do you bathe, /ot/? What about shaving? Do you fit into the stereotype that suggests NEETs and hikikomori have poor personal hygiene?
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>> No. 32952 [Edit]
I feel like this should be a feel good manga but it probably isn’t.
>> No. 32970 [Edit]
>How often do you bathe, /ot/?
I am a massive clean freak and take a shower at least once a day, there have been quite a few times where I have taken two showers in one day (taking less time with the second one of course, don't want to dry out my skin). I even wash my hands constantly and almost obsessively, especially when I go out in public and have to touch a lot of items and such. I wash my hands especially hard after touching door knobs, which I try not to do, but sometimes I can't help it, or I just do it on instinct.
>What about shaving?
That's a different story. I've gone without shaving for an entire month. The only problem is, my facial hair grows fast, and I end up with a pretty thick beard if I go even a week without shaving. So I have to shave quite literally every day, and that is why I don't like to do it because it gets to be a pain in the ass. But I also hate to have facial hair because it is insanely itchy. Ugh, what a chore.
That might be the reason OP picked it.
>> No. 32979 [Edit]
I shower every second day and shave every morning.
>> No. 33037 [Edit]
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Showering in winter is too cold..

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31756 No. 31756 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
What are your thoughts on the rising number of "ironic weebs" and the increasing popularity and acceptance of otaku media & materials in the west's mainstream?
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>> No. 33024 [Edit]
>Comiket has corporate booths, too
But they keep the two very much separated. If this were the case in the West, two things could happen: either small-scale artists wouldn't be forced to compete with people who are just printing merch for profit or reselling commercial goods, or people would just stop going to that part of the convention. Hopefully, the former.
At least over here, I've met artists selling their own individually made comics and original prints, keychains or badges. Nothing on the scale of Japanese doujin, of course; but not mere "knick-knacks". I wonder if this could be somehow changed - with the age of the Internet upon us, it might be too late.
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>keychains or badges
That's exactly what I meant by knick-knacks. Badges, Keychains, T-shirts, book marks, notepads, paper weights; anything which can be easily mass produced and has minimal creativity, thought, effort put into them, and overall value is a knick-knack. It's the same crap vendors give businesses men for free at dinners except "sugoii aniime desuu" themed.

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>> No. 33026 [Edit]
And another tangent: I hate that there's a whole month dedicated to suicide prevention or whatever. Years and years ago when I went to community college, the sidewalks would have messages and pictures illustrated with chalk informing the suicidal that "It gets better!" and it's "Going to be okay!" Bullcrap. Much like funerals, it's a masturbatory event to make the participants feel better, not the afflicted.
>> No. 33033 [Edit]
There is adult material, and actual fan books akin to doujinshi. Unfortunately, they're all disposable and drawn in the tumblr CalArts style.

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31640 No. 31640 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
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. 32950 [Edit]
8chan had some decent boards that were unfortunately crossboarded by /pol/tards a ton. Though, they all either are non-English or have this samey quality to them. 8/a/, for example, which has very strict rules which I like, doesn’t bother to ban the abusing of the quote function or non anime pictures. What is even the point then?
>> No. 32962 [Edit]
I wouldn't worry it. As long as boards dedicate themselves to niche interests and hobbies, the mainstream won't care, and people will be left in peace.

You shouldn't be surprised. Most people are ignorant about imageboards--even the ones who pride themselves in being "internet savvy." This wouldn't be a problem, of course, if it weren't for the fact that they talk about imageboards as if they were some authority on it. Reading some shit article from some shit publication doesn't make one knowledgeable about a myriad of websites, their culture, and their users. But, since these people have to have an opinion, and it has to be heard, they start typing their diatribes and their loquacious posts.

I remember /tech/ being good on one point, but I didn't use it often.
>> No. 32966 [Edit]
>I remember /tech/ being good on one point, but I didn't use it often.
8chan boards were decent in the first or so years but /tech/ very quickly got filled with paranoid extremists and paranoid criminals.
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Is 8ch still off-line?

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32923 No. 32923 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've heard of The Well Cultured Anonymous before, a "self help book by anon for anon", but I only took the time to read a bit of it today. I skimmed through a couple sections and to make a long story short, it could be renamed, "You should torture yourself and pretend to be something you're not for the sake of attaining traditional measures of success". What I took away from the whole thing is that /b/ and 4chan as a whole was flawed from its inception. Moot made a futuba style website for english speakers interested in otaku culture. Maybe not a bad idea on paper. In practice, it accommodated normalfags and casuals who aren't even interested in learning the language. A big chunk of the first users were also from somethingawful, a forum with next to nothing in common with futuba. From that shitty little seed, a whole "culture" of online normalfaggotry and liking stuff for the sake of socializing was born that has spread out and gotten worse with time. People act like things were good there at some point, but it was entry level shit for people who would lose interest after a couple years from the start.

The book's education section makes it clear that the whole thing is self-congratulating, masturbatory drivel written by people who got light weight comp-sci or business majors or something. Pretty much everywhere it encourages the reader to do stuff not just for themself, but to impress others and improve their social clout. It celebrates and puts all the shittiest aspects of society and people on a pedestal. Be manipulative, be like this, do these things that you would never enjoy and enjoy them, don't be fake though, woman can tell. The dating section inadvertently highlights ever reason not to date. Play these games by these rules because that's what's expected of you and that's what you need to do to get laid, and don't try and date somebody you're actually friends with and got to like first because woman don't like that. The sex section highlights why it's not worth it. All of that for 10-15 minutes of a good time, occasionally. Even when you're having sex you have to worry about a million different things. It's not like the book talks about the other "benefits" of dating outside of sex, just how you should expend your time and energ
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>> No. 32997 [Edit]
World2ch did it first I think. Moot and his goon friends just popularized it, I wonder what the internet would look like if w2ch was the big thing instead of 4chan.
>> No. 32998 [Edit]
Yeah, i'm looking into the history. I want to know just when exactly it went to shit and how. RIR7, creator of world2ch, also made some kind of imageboard, maybe more than one, but it was taken down by its host because of guro.
>ADTRW is notable for being one of the less-lame anime forums out there. The users aren't nearly as pathetic as they tend to be elsewhere and the Japan love not nearly as strong. A lot of the fandom is tongue-in-cheek and it tends to filter out good series quite well where others tend to think anything from Japan is of equal merit. I will thank it for exposing me to Azumanga Daioh which I hate to admit I like.
I don't know what this means exactly. This is one of the few threads I could find archived. Not sure how to feel about it.
>> No. 33001 [Edit]
I believe in not purposefully being a dick for no reason. How one chooses to interpret that is up to each individual. Willful ignorance is harder to tolerate than plain old ignorance though.
It was recently unearthed on 4-ch that was the earliest English imageboard.
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Oh wow. I can barely wrap my head around this. So a guy named moondabor decided to make a website which included a shrine to some attention whore who got 15 minutes of e-fame and an imageboard. Both the imageboard and forum were always complete shit from what I can see. It's mind boggling. Now i'm worried that futaba is just as bad, but I wouldn't be able to tell. I think anime expo is like ground zero for this cancer.

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32987 No. 32987 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I found a yumi(that means bow in Japanese)maido(that means maid in Japanese).

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28872 No. 28872 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's a suitable automobile for the tohno-chan veteran?
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>> No. 31779 [Edit]
One that people won't try to rob you of. As long as you take care of it.
>> No. 32765 [Edit]
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Want some tofu?
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Subaru Vivio. Yui Nee-san’s car from Lucky Star.
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Mach 5

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19666 No. 19666 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
How about just pics and links with some comment, this time?

Part 1/3. Now you can begin to imagine what Fuminori experienced everyday (also: some of the most faithful depictions of 3D sex I have ever seen in part 3/3).

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>> No. 31701 [Edit]
The sequel is still to come.
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All the missing videos in this thread give me an empty feeling.
Here's my contribution. It's a Nico medley with the gimmick of combining two songs at once. Some of the combinations are brilliant.
>> No. 32917 [Edit]
So many ded youtube links...

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That pic is hot.. 3d not allowed on tohno?
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Turn down the heat...
>> No. 32904 [Edit]
I just use an electric fan.
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I like gelato.

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29096 No. 29096 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who would win?
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>> No. 29101 [Edit]
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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]
But what is the AT-field?
>> No. 32869 [Edit]
Who wins? Anno Hideki!
>> No. 32894 [Edit]
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Weaponised soundtracks; you just seen the best parts of the movie.

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32649 No. 32649 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Kyoani has been burned down after an arson attack, with many dead and injured.
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>> No. 32761 [Edit]
The director of Lucky Star was one of the victims. Fuck.
>> No. 32768 [Edit]
Holy... I just looked up to check this was true and he was the director of Kobayashi as well. Really sad.
>> No. 32799 [Edit]

The Lucky Star Mikoshi was brought out again for Washinomiya Matsuri
>> No. 32881 [Edit]
Support KyoAni! I will.

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32828 No. 32828 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This has been something that's been brewing in my mind for a long time. Most people here have similar negative thoughts about 3-d women. What are the exact problems specific to 3-d women, physically and psychologically? Do you think their "design" could be improved upon, or is that a hopeless ambition? If you could, how would you make a better woman? I'm seriously interested in this.
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>> No. 32861 [Edit]
I am not the person(s) you were talking to but if I may, I would like to provide my input.
When it comes to human nature, I am more drawn to the feminine. Sure I like beer and guns and steak and other manly shit, but female nature is more emotional and warm. So if I had a choice, I would probably have more female friends than male friends. The only problem is, most of the women I have met in meat space are incredibly unpleasant, or at least the ones around my age are (I'm in my early 20s). Most of the women around my age are rude and obnoxious, and the ones I have befriended in the past had ulterior motives.
This is really the major reason I was drawn to SoL series with all female casts in the first place. Sure they are attractive and cute, but the main reason I watch them is because I like to imagine what it would be like if they were my friends. If I was right there with them, drinking tea after school or hanging out in a shopping mall or what have you. And most of the time, I am not even attracted to these characters in a romantic or sexual way.
So if you ask me, one of the major things I would change about 3D women is their personalities.
>> No. 32864 [Edit]
>but female nature is more emotional and warm
Emotional yes, I don't get where you get warm from. I don't think you can say personality can be seperated from nature, regardless of what the predominant culture is. All of those idealistic depictions don't seem to have any basis in reality. I really wonder where they came from in the first place. Again, this isn't about the made up bullshit version of women that only exists in fiction. Why are you comparing 3-d men to 2-d women?
>> No. 32865 [Edit]
Yes I've felt this too. Nothing makes me feel more content than watching a group of girls in an anime do things together and show that they're genuine friends.

The way I interpret "warm" is that they're more open about showing their affection and friendship toward each other. The portrayal of men in media usually doesn't focus heavily on things such as their feelings or the way they are genuinely grateful to be friends with someone. Such things are antithetical to the idea of masculinity. On the other hand, SoL/GGDCT anime focus almost entirely on these ideas, whether it's Azunyan tearing up at the idea of her friends graduating and leaving her, or Yuzuko wishing that their group will remain friends forever. When watching such shows you can't help but feel a sense of warmth and belonging as if there's no other place where you'd rather be than among their circle of friends, comforted by the fact that the bonds you share are everlasting (and thanks to the nature of the 2D medium, they are indeed eternal).

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>> No. 32866 [Edit]
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>The way I interpret "warm" is that they're more open about showing their affection and friendship toward each other.
In real life, or in media? In real life, female relationships don't seem that different to me. They're not so much deeper and more affectionate from what I've seen. Maybe there's more bullshit and deception though. Why even bring up what goes on in media?
>The portrayal of men in media usually doesn't focus heavily on things such as their feelings or the way they are genuinely grateful to be friends with someone. Such things are antithetical to the idea of masculinity.
I really don't know about that. I think it's more of a western thing. In some countires, heterosexual men holding hands in public is normal. I really don't know what you mean by "antithetical to the idea of masculinity". What is the idea of masculinity to you? Berserk and Jojo are just two examples of very close male relationships being depicted.

Frankly, I think yuri overtones are so common in SoL because it panders to the otaku demographic. Otaku are predominatly men who both desire women, and fear/resent average real life people. So the solution is depicting girls with no undesirable or threatening traits in mushy lovey-dovey friendshing that are just platonic enough for the target demographic to imagine being in a relationship with one. On top of that there's no men around to stink up the screen. The viewer is the only man, so there's no perceived competition to make things even a little uncomfortable. It's like a mental harem.

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