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34725 No. 34725 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I like to get creative with language, but what I don't get is when people complain that what I wrote was incomprehensible. Worse is when they point out some of the simplest parts as especially difficult or nonsensical. For example, I like to think of words not as atoms, but as compositions of roots, affixes, vel cetera---one person, without even trying to look at the obvious root and suffixes complained that that wasn't a word. The point isn't that some people are stupid or lazy, the point is: why are they being so loud about their stupidity or laziness?
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>> No. 34727 [Edit]
Provide a sample. Ye shall be judged.
>> No. 34728 [Edit]
I moan for my bighorn bison and lick their scrawny bone. No, sweety, you do NOT get to lick their feet.
>> No. 34730 [Edit]
Depends on the context you're using it. If this is some creative writing competition, go all out. Otherwise in a forum with casual-formal dialogue, throwing in vel/aut cetera – which though technically correct is rather obscure at this point ("etc" would work fine and has mostly superseded its stricter original meaning to instead signify any sequence that may be inferred) – feels rather odd.
>> No. 34829 [Edit]
At my initial it, only odd as knowns' strange spelling.
Most understand ``et ..'' Therewith suffice dictionary lookup; cybrally ascure.

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34658 No. 34658 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I find that I'm far more interested in the prototypes for stories, games, and characters than I am in the final product. There's just always something, some element of a prototype that stands out to me as being more raw and interesting than its final, polished form. Characters that are toned down and made softer, designs that are widened and modernized to eliminate the influence of older popular fashion, music that has the original hard edges replaced with some sort of smoothing beat. Every final product just feels so watered down, as if products have to be more bland to be palatable to the average person. Does anyone else feel this way?
>> No. 34663 [Edit]
No, not really. Prototypes can be interesting, but less being more really is true. Products with no revision process are shit a lot of the time. Getting rid of the death eraser from Death Note's pilot manga or making the art look not shit are improvements to me. If the final product is mediocre, the production doesn't interest me at all either.
>> No. 34736 [Edit]
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Then it might interest you that the prototypes for the 1st and 2nd gen Pokemon games were recently leaked:
>> No. 34737 [Edit]
That does interest me, I like especially the older pokemon games.
>> No. 34744 [Edit]
If you're into worldbuilding definitely read Ursula K Le Guin's Always Coming Home.

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32584 No. 32584 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What do you think about live action adaptations? I'm not talking about about the American ones. We all know they're shit and why they're shit. I mean the ones made in Japan. Who are they made for? What's the market? Does anybody actually like them? Does taking a niche product and making it live action somehow make it more accessible? What do fans of the original think of them? From what i've seen, they take the source material, and make a generic, butchered, soulless version with plenty of "creative liberties". Going further than that, the little regular Japanese television i've seen looks like some of the most innane, dumb shit ever produced. It's bad in a different way from American tv, but it's still horrible.
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>> No. 32739 [Edit]
Sure. Barely counts as live action though.
>> No. 32741 [Edit]
Not sure if it counts as a talk show, but Tantei Knight Scoop usually has interesting stories
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Sony is making a live-action, Hollywood adaptation of OPM. I can't, I don't, I wont, please let it be cancelled.
>> No. 34718 [Edit]
I think a -lot- of movies are gonna be canceled soon. Hollywood ain't gonna be making shit for a while.

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34573 No. 34573 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anybody else like finding mentally ill people online? By mentally ill I mean the type with delusions, a loose grasp on reality and other mental deficiencies. Their barely coherent ramblings and bizarre lifestyles are one of the most interesting things online. It's so different from the samey stuff everywhere else and every single one is unique and memorable. Is there any way of finding them reliably? Like a similar pattern of behavior?
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>> No. 34636 [Edit]
yes, i find it a needed break from the usual soul-sucking normality of standard-internet, let alone real life.
>> No. 34693 [Edit]
That example blogspot you just found ( appears to be a Nigerian speaking pidgin english, not a mentally ill person.
>> No. 34702 [Edit]
This is absolutely unreadable for a non-african. Is it made this way to make it easier for sub-saharians to speak? I see no reason for someone with asian or even european heritage to find this more easier the normal english language.
>> No. 34704 [Edit]
An asian person with equally broken english might. Learning broken, simplified english is easier than learning it proper, so anybody with limited understanding of english might get it.

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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. 34134 [Edit]
> But I never had any success because people would show up, see the nearly empty forum, and leave.
Another (possibly less ethical) solution to the issue of seeding initial posts is to just make them yourself. If I recall this is basically what Reddit did in their early days – the founders just posted things from accounts they made themselves and had it look organic. Doing this on an anonymous board would be even easier, and you get to shape the intended direction of the community in the process.
>> No. 34135 [Edit]
>had it look organic
If you're a one man band that's tough.

I came up with a good way of advertising. If you know moon runes, you can translate stuff and put your ads on the last page. You can draw specific people in that way too.
>> 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.

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33363 No. 33363 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Other than the folder dedicated to your waifu, what folder has the most pictures on your computer?
Mine is my Kemono Friends folder with 2,323 pictures.
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>> No. 34199 [Edit]
I just maintain folders categorized by anime -> character. Then file names are just various tags separated by underscores. This works well since I can then use standard unix utils to find the image I'm looking for, since I usually at least remember what character or tag I assigned. Crucially it preserves access to the structure from other file browsers, so I can still easily choose one to attach in an imageboard.
>> No. 34203 [Edit]
My images folder is absolute chaos, I'll get to organizing it more someday but I still need to finish fixing up the music folder which is almost finished. The reason mine is, is because I save so much there for so many reasons and my short term memory is about as useful as a goldfish.
>> No. 34315 [Edit]
Touhou, 20.000, handpicked.
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33625 No. 33625 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
From games, comics, and cartoons, since the late 90s, westerns from America to Europe(especially France for some reason) have attempted to create "anime-like" media. You remember some of these: rwby, totally spies, avatar, teen titans, code lyoko, to name a few. Most of these are made to capitalize on a dying trend, but that's besides the point. These try to copy something more than the artstyle(which is usually a failure). There's some kind of character to otaku media that they're trying to replicate.

Aside from anime largly representing adult-oreiented animation that isn't primarily comedic, there's something else to it, some dynamic. Most people write these "knockoffs" off as shit and that's it, but I want to know, if I were to try to make something with that unique "spirit" to it, wouldn't it just come out the same? Could a westerner capture whatever that thing is so it feels the same?

There's a couple western porn artists which do a really good job, but that's as close as I can think of
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Hm maybe that's why catgirls work so well
>> No. 34480 [Edit]
Anime as a whole probably wasn't directly inspired by cats, but there's a lot of characters I've seen that I tend to think act like cats or look like cats.
Maybe that's just because I have too many cats.
>> No. 34484 [Edit]
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Capcom's new cat based puzzle game lets you unlock cat versions of your favorite Street Fighter characters
>> No. 34524 [Edit]
That last part about including something because one happens to like it looks more like a feature common to lots of different kinds of literatures to me; as opposed to anime in particular, that is. Be that as it may, it certainly is one of fiction's major allures.

Maybe the uniqueness of Japanese anime / culture is just a myth after all; one that large parts of the world have been, not even consciously, fostering for centuries. Of course there must be an air of elusive exceptionality blowing into the face of someone considering Anime in such an environment. The reason, however, is not some innate property of Anime, but as I mentioned before, the great effort that has been undertaken to write the elusive qualities of Japaneseness into Japan.

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31977 No. 31977 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I'm curious what you think of the whole subbing situation nowadays? I know fansubbing is pretty much dead but some botched translation has brought back the scene (GJM is the most prominent one coming to mind at the moment) to an extent. This was the first time in a while I saw drama about localized subs (I'm not gonna bother going into it, it was dumb) and the subber justified it by calling people complaining weebs and a whole shitshow about it. (shitflinging about nationality and politics, standard dumb flame war shit). I talked to someone who speaks Japanese and apparent Horriblesubs is fine for what they are, and if that's to be believed, I appreciate them for bypassing all the dumb "artistic" shit and TL notes, for forgoing all the drama involving subtitles and generally being good enough. I just realized though, most anime viewers are basically taking the meaning of the media with someone else's word. I wonder how often translators are deceptive and "liberally" interpret things, which eventually becomes direct influence over what the characters are saying or straight up guesses for whatever reason. I imagine people with no connection to Japan besides being wapanese wouldn't be able to speak it enough to even tell.
I'm quite curious to learn Japanese now and see how much changes.
What do you think?
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>> No. 34356 [Edit]
So, lately I have been encountering some problems with downloading anime eps with subs in my native language. First, for whatever reason there seems to a lot of fansubs that don't even do the OP and ED, and by not doing I am not saying they don't translate, but they literally take it out. I can't believe someone can do such a thing, why? Is there such a problem in the others language-spheres?
And the other problem is they don't number the order of the specials and such. So you end up with a bunch of files ordered by name only, with some eps going before the eps that came before it.
Are those problems exclusive to my country or do you guys have it too?
>> No. 34357 [Edit]
A lot of official subs don't do the OP and ED either.
>> No. 34359 [Edit]
>I can't believe someone can do such a thing, why?
A lot of people just skip these. It's incomprehensible to me.
>> No. 34360 [Edit]
Oh nevermind I misread what you meant by "don't do." Excising the OP/ED entirely seems pretty egregious. Maybe they're trying to cut down on filesize.

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34137 No. 34137 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A certain image of Takami Chika from Love Live: sunshine has caused a fair bit of drama recently after it was removed due to complaints of it being too sexy.

Not too long ago something like this happened with another seemingly Innocent image due to the artist and character's background.
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>> No. 34186 [Edit]
No, not at all. I consider cameltoe to be the impression of the womans vagina, but by crotchlines I meant the outlining of the crotch by the clothing. It's kinda hard to find examples of this, but in addition to the image OP was discussing there's this.
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>> No. 34191 [Edit]
Oh. I never even noticed that was a thing before. I can't find any sex appeal in something that subtle.
>> No. 34193 [Edit]
Well, it's not a "thing" in the sense of being an actual recurring source of interest by many people. I mean, you can go to any hentai site and there won't be any tags about this, like you said it's too implicit. I guess it's more about aesthetics than sexual desire or anything.

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34018 No. 34018 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
January and September are the two times during the year that the sumo tournament and the start of the new anime season coincide.

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31253 No. 31253 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
>What you sold.
>Why what you sold is no longer useful to you.
>Where you sold it.
>How much you got for it.
Garage sales, pawn shops, online selling, everything goes so long as it is kept legal.
You can also recommend some good places to sell stuff that others might now know about or share resale knowledge that others might not know. You can also post pictures of what you intend to sell before you it's gone.

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>> No. 31570 [Edit]
Ditto. Although I have most of it back thanks to pirates (thanks guys, whoever you all are!), the floppies and manuals would made a nice keepsake...
>> No. 31571 [Edit]
I sold all mine like 10 to 15 years ago, and I regret it immensely. Some of them are worth a lot more now, but I mostly just miss the memories.
>> No. 33978 [Edit]
I sold my VHS collection.. probably sold it too cheap but I need my space back
>> No. 33996 [Edit]
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is that an elementary school girl in a tiny skirt smoking a cigarette?

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