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33275 No. 33275 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This is the ONLY official Tohno-chan holiday pie baking thread. In this thread: Bake pies, share recipes, show pictures, and tell stories all relating to your hand-crafted, baked holiday pies.
>> No. 33276 [Edit]
>Penpukin Pi

Ehhh. What an odd way to spell it. The Japanese are weird.
>> No. 33277 [Edit]
>>33276
Remember that ハ is “ha”, so パ would be “pa”.

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31969 No. 31969 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Are there any weeaboos who post here? Seen any neat jap stuff lately?
The emperor is retiring in a few months, that seems pretty exciting.
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>> No. 33207 [Edit]
Are people here actually completely ignorant of the meaning of weeaboo? It's not a synonym for otaku, anime fan, or japanophile.
>> No. 33208 [Edit]
>>33207
I'm pretty sure it's a joke, anon.
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https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/04/19/lifestyle/cannabis-the-fiber-of-japan/

When Junichi Takayasu was 3 years old, a picture book about ninjas changed his life forever. What fascinated him most, however, wasn’t the assassins’ stealthy skills or secret gadgets but their usage of a very special plant.

“The book showed how ninjas trained by jumping over cannabis plants,” Takayasu says. “Every day they had to leap higher and higher because cannabis grows very quickly. I was so amazed that I told my mom I wanted to grow cannabis when I was older.”

Understandably, Takayasu’s mother was rather distressed by her son’s aspiration. Japan’s anti-cannabis laws are among the strictest in the world, with possession of even small amounts punished by five-year prison sentences and illicit cultivation earning growers seven years behind bars.

However, Takayasu refused to let this put a damper on his dreams. Today, more than 40 years later, he is one of Japan’s leading experts on cannabis and the curator of Taima Hakubutsukan — the nation’s only museum dedicated to the much-maligned weed. Opened in 2001 in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, approximately 160 km north of Tokyo, the museum’s mission is to teach people about the history of cannabis in Japan — a past that, Takayasu believes, has been denigrated and forgotten for far too long.

“Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they’re wrong,” Takayasu says. “Cannabis has been at the very heart of Japanese culture for thousands of years.”

According to Takayasu, the earliest evidence of cannabis in Japan dates back to the Jomon Period (10,000-200 B.C.), with pottery relics recovered in Fukui Prefecture containing seeds and scraps of woven cannabis fibers. “Cannabis was the most important substance for prehistoric people in Japan,” he says. “They wore clothes made from its fibers and they used it for bow strings and fishing lines.”

It is likely that the variety of cannabis from which these Jomon Period fibers originated was cannabis sativa. Tall-growing and valued for its strong stems, it is from sativa strains that today’s specially bred industrial hemp is de
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I wanna learn enough japanese to watch anime movies at the premier screening.

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29386 No. 29386 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
d r i n k .
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>> No. 33203 [Edit]
>>33199
Wrong again.
You know very little about beer so stop being an asshole.
>> No. 33204 [Edit]
im not saying it isnt about the aroma, asshole
but it's primarily why i pour it out, as do many other people
>> No. 33205 [Edit]
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i'm currently drinking this and watching sumo wrestling
>> No. 33214 [Edit]
>>33204
Oh no you're not getting off easy this time.
You can drink it upside down underwater for all I care. You don't get to post wrong opinions like they're facts though.
"Foaming up" is not a defining feature of beer.
Most british bitters are low carbonated and so they will tend to have poor head retention. It doesn't matter because that's right for the style.
Here's a thing though, it's never that simple and there are numerous techniques to make the foam stay regardless of carbonation level. It can be done but it's not required, often unneeded.
On the other end of the spectrum you can have something like a berliner weisse, some of which might be carbonated to almost 3 volumes of CO2 (that's a lot) and might foam intensely on pour, but lose head almost immediately despite bubbling furiously.
Fucking traditional lambic is not carbonated at all.
Next time you feel like you're in position to make general statements about beer, consult the BJCP style guidelines first. As for the foam, if you still don't believe then spend some time researching factors which affect head retention. What effect base malts have, what specialty malts do, what adjuncts do, what's with mash schedule, alpha acids, alcohol content, carbonation, temperatures. How it's poured, what glassware it's poured into. So on, so forth.
Then compare what you read to what actually comes out of a bottle. Because some brews don't always closely conform to guidelines, you'll find numerous outliers.
Which doesn't mean the style guidelines are inaccurate. They're the best practical approximation however beer is naturally a hard thing to classify precisely.
Almost everywhere in the world beer was always treated as a freely adaptable drink, adjusted to local conditions, available resources and needs of the moment.
Few places ever had strict laws dictating the characteristics of beer, a notable and influential exception being the Reinheitsgebot. But outside of Germany beer was brewed with such a vast range of ingredients and methods its classification is fuzzy.
It's hard to find a sing
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29307 No. 29307 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What does TC do for a living?
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>> No. 33188 [Edit]
Used to work as an opener for a fast food place. The job itself was actually not too bad as I was in the kitchen for the most part, and I got to leave early in the afternoon. I'd recommend it.
>> No. 33190 [Edit]
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I work 8 to 5 as an IT admin / web developer in the medical technology sector. The company has grown in the last years, but is still under 100 employees. Most of the time I spend with building web interfaces and managing databases, besides occasional technical support for my colleagues.
>> No. 33193 [Edit]
I quit my higher paying web job impulsively. Couldn’t sand the idiot CEO I had to deal with. Now Living with my parents again and working at a liquor store. I’ve noticed I feel about 100% better coming home from a job where I am on my feet doing physical tasks than coming home from a job at an office sitting all day. But I do really miss the money and my apartment (though my cat likes my parents house much more). I think I may need to pursue higher paying physical labor.
>> No. 33195 [Edit]
>>33190
>building web interfaces
Do you do design work for it, or are you given a plan and you just have to implement it?

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28617 No. 28617 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
me top right
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>> No. 33124 [Edit]
>>33119
Yes, but frankly their reasoning seemed ridiculous to me. Most of the time, I was beaten for talking back and arguing when I given a punishment. They knew for a long time that I had serious emotional and developmental problems, either caused by schizophrenia or some form of autism. They told me this in detail when I was an adult. Anyway, I got beaten pretty regularly because I rarely, if ever, took punishment without contesting it. I always felt some need to make a case for my own innocence or at least a lowering of the charges even as a small child. Did I respect them? Not for very long. I resented them heavily by 10. I've always had a huge hateboner for disciplinary authority of any kind. By the time I was hitting puberty it was reaching levels of such intense daily disturbance that I was getting talked to be the school principal every day. Honestly? No one ever "cured" me, they just gave up and, I guess I got what I wanted. It sounds edgy, but I'm just trying to give an accurate account of what happened. Now in my late twenties I'm pretty relaxed and quiet, because no one really tries to make me change anymore.
>> No. 33126 [Edit]
I don’t fit into either. I’ve always just done the bare minimum to get by, picking and choosing what unhealthy impulses I gladly indulge. Hopefully no big expensive health issues come up if so I will self death myself to death and die.
>> No. 33163 [Edit]
>>28617
I'm the decision that goes to the bottom left
>> No. 33186 [Edit]
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I must self-improve.

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32700 No. 32700 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've watched every imageboard built from the ruins of the old internet slowly dying, until they shut down the website or warp into something different and unrecognizable. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the front page of tohno until I realized it was about Kyoani. But it got me thinking, how long do we really have until there are no anime forums along these lines? How long until the only websites left are ford driver websites like twitter, facebook, reddit, or neo-nerd websites where discussion is censored to a very bland, western dialogue that belongs more on tumblr? Even in fucking japan, tons of Otaku now are just normals chatting on twitter. Will Otaku survive the 2020s?
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>> No. 33104 [Edit]
>>33103
In the little work I have done I have come across such people as well, some would even act out Dragon ball scenes, go to anime conventions and buy bleach swords. But they kind of stopped at that level, only watching surface level anime(even when the are subscribed to crunchy roll so they would presumably see other anime advertised). Hunter X Hunter was probably the most obscure(I know, the use of obscure in this context is absurd) anime that any of them had seen and even then only one had.

Most people won't have a problem watching entry level anime, they are acceptable to western audiences hence why they have traditional been aired on TV even going back years.
>> No. 33105 [Edit]
It's all so tiresome.
>> No. 33109 [Edit]
>>33104
Yeah, you're right. Still, last time this happened was early this year, and two "very normal" guys were talking about Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka and the Shield Hero adaption. The latter I would've expected but the former was quite odd.
>> No. 33111 [Edit]
>>33102
yeah as far as I have seen Crunchyroll actually has people that (somewhat) know what they are doing and have succeeded at making certain series really well known among the casual public. Netflix is more like a rich old man throwing money at japanese studios in hopes that someone will notice their catalog despite most of their lineup being pretty bland.

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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]
>>32946
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.
>>32942
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]
>>33023
>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.
>>33022
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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>>33024
>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]
>>33016
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]
>>33022
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]
>>32912
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]
>>32901
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.

>>32911
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.

>>32950
I remember /tech/ being good on one point, but I didn't use it often.
>> No. 32966 [Edit]
>>32962
>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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>>32966
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]
>>32996
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]
>>32997
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.
https://web.archive.org/web/20010726134138/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=42587
>> 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.
>>32997
>>32998
It was recently unearthed on 4-ch that https://web.archive.org/web/20040412212722/http://www.mooniidx.com/imgboard/26.htm was the earliest English imageboard.
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>>33001
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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