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35362 No. 35362 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Shougi. Let's play shougi. Let's talk about shougi. I think it's harder than chess.

Basic rules
Intro to castles
Rudimentary strategy
Essential tactics
Essential principles
Mating problems
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>> No. 35363 [Edit]
Do you know any good shougi video games?
>> No. 35364 [Edit]
The first link is a pretty nice web-computer ai with different levels. Piyoshogi is a really nice mobile app.
>> No. 35365 [Edit]
Here's a quick comparison of chess vs shogi rules:
>> No. 37925 [Edit]
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Here's a new shougi site for english speakers to play together and an ai option. The interface is impressively clean and modern.

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29194 No. 29194 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have music on while using your pc and browsing the tohno?
I'd like some nice, calm music to have as background
I really have no idea how to find new stuff though
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>> No. 36837 [Edit]
I generally prefer absolute silence, but due to my current living conditions I can't have that so I use noise canceling headphones in conjunction with whatever anisong or edm mixes I come across on youtube.
>> No. 36909 [Edit]
Ah, the sound of silence.
>> No. 37294 [Edit]
Baka Mitai
>> No. 37916 [Edit]
Boards of Canada has some nice tracks.

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37742 No. 37742 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have your tastes in otaku media changed over time? How has it changed? Are there specific works that are influential in defining/changing your tastes? Do you have specific quirks or patterns pertaining to how you enjoy otaku culture?
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>> No. 37830 [Edit]
Its kind of bizarre, because western "Adventure" is quite close in format to what we call VNs, maybe a bit more interactive.
Its semantics, I think.
>> No. 37831 [Edit]
The term "Visual Novel" has its origin in Japan and is indeed probably derived from Chunsoft's "Sound Novel". Earlier Japanese Adventure games were similar to their western counterpart and Visual Novels only branched off from it after Leaf released their Visual Novel series and is considered distinct from Adventure games in Japan. Visual Novels weren't a thing in the west until post 2000s.
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Perhaps the only change my interests have gone through is becoming smaller and more specific since so little can even hold my attention anymore. Despite this, most of the only anime I ever want to watch is slice of life as an escape, however brief and ineffective, from the knowledge of the blackpill. It doesn't work since hentai was very sure to make sure I don't even have that, but I guess it's like looking out the window from a jail cell. Sure, there's a bunch of animals probably ripping each other to pieces, but I can't see them at that point in time and at least the trees look nice, if that makes sense.
For VNs I play those dumb gimmicky VNs on steam and maybe obscure games I can manage to find somehow like Feathery Ears or the Null Peta game. I was never someone who played the popular normalfag games like Call of Duty or the newest Monster Hunter or whatever they're playing now. I never had the console or PC to play it on but now that I do I just don't have the interest. Plus I never cared for games with realistic brown and gray graphics. I might be too bored to lift my finger for much anyway but if I'm going to waste money and time on a video game I want some creativity. Manga follows those same trends I mentioned earlier.
But it's not like any of it matters because my attention span is shot and I barely do anything at all.

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>> No. 37872 [Edit]
>Visual Novels weren't a thing in the west until post 2000s
I assume you mean WVNs. I remember a lot of people getting into otaku culture beyond the usual toonami shit through eroge back in the early 2000s.

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32916 No. 32916 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Who bicycles around here?
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>> No. 37666 [Edit]
I don't know how people can have trouble biking. When I was emaciated as all hell from a horrible diet and sitting on my ass, I could still bike 10 miles and back without worrying too much about it, as long as I paced my breathing to the bike. Personally, I think we should go back to living on our feet, and I don't say this as some green turbo-fag. I just think cars suck and ruin towns. I know that psychologically people will prefer the car, but that's not their critical thinking making the decision. If people had any critical thinking, the thought of hundreds of people independently piloting 2-ton vehicles in lanes little wider than the vehicles themselves, going at 70-80 mph, would horrify them. It's like some macabre exercise in how easily people can be unaware of insane amounts of risk. I get that America "needs" driving due to the long distances and swarthy urban inhabitants, and I'm not saying people shouldn't have cars. I personally think emissions regulations are retarded, but I believe any sane person thinks that. But cities, towns, anything slightly urban should only have car-friendly areas to the extent that people can park their cars outside of the city limits. People see it as some restriction against cars, but that's thinking of it the wrong way. There's no reason to build cities to cater to cars when it detracts from everything except for, possibly including, the cars.
>> No. 37668 [Edit]
"having trouble" and getting sweaty are two different things.
>> No. 37732 [Edit]
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I want to ride my bicycle...
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Bicycle Build

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37494 No. 37494 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does anyone here have aphantasia? If not, how good are your visualization skills?
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>> No. 37508 [Edit]
The two are separate I think. I've read lots of anecdotal reports of people who have no problem being able to "imagine" music, but are very weak at visualizing. It's the same for me: I can recreate in my mind music with incredible fidelity, but my visualization skills are very weak. If I "imagine an apple" it's basically just an acknowledgement that an apple exists, and any attributes are only added when I consciously decide to add them. I'm also not good at remembering faces, and I couldn't describe how my favorite characters' appearances looked like outside of basic things (e.g. potato-ish head).

I do have dreams though, and they are quite vivid and lifelike (I've also had occasional lucid dreams). I don't think aphantasia requires inability to dream though. And conversely, even though I can't imagine specific scenes or images I nonetheless seem to be able to have "spatial" visualization in the sense that I can "imagine" (not vividly mind you, it's more just being able to recall and being to conscious recognition) being spatially oriented in some room and then walking around it. For instance, "imagining" being an ant on a square and visiting all four vertices.

Maybe I only have mild aphantasia, since I can still for instance "imagine" geometric shapes and perform transformations on them (rotate them, flip them, etc.). It's a lot harder to do these visualizations in 3D though (visualizing a pyramid and then strains my imagination, and I give up at doing anything more complex like coloring the edges of a tetrahedron).

>This idea of playing a movie in my head sounds crazy, like some sort of special power
That's what I'm able to do with songs at least. In a perfectly silent room with enough focusing it almost feels like there's an actual speaker playing it (albeit subtly). Maybe everyone can do this though since auditory aphantasia seems to be r
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>> No. 37572 [Edit]
Pretty good. They could be better but I visualize scenes in a real enough way that when it happens I get a sense of presence in that scene. I need to learn how to paint, I'd be a damn good painter. I picked up drawing rapidly over the course of 2 months once and was starting to get the hang of human form from still-lifes until I got to depressed to keep going
>> No. 37834 [Edit]
>Does anyone here have aphantasia?
I have total aphantasia, can't see images, hear sound, smell smells, taste tastes, feel textures, it's fucking awful. Only fucking thing I like in life is escapism and my stupid fucking worthless brain can't fucking imagine shit while every other riajuu cunt can. Don't know what I did in a past life to piss off kami-sama but it must have been bad for this to be my punishment.
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Well, maybe there will be a way to treat you one day. Have a picture as compensation. At least you're not blind.

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33467 No. 33467 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Does tohno-chan like monster girls?
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>> No. 33504 [Edit]
Here you go:
>> No. 33505 [Edit]
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That guy's an anti-monster girl, furry faggot. Don't conflate monster girls with furshit.
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I really only like a few species. Holstaurs, Yetis, and Krakens are my favorites. Bunyips are cute too. The rest I don't know about and/or don't care for. Unfortunately despite the intensity of the monster girl craze it didn't leave behind too much art of the species I do happen to like. Maybe I need to check some other sites like deviantart but I never liked the idea of doing that. Thinking about the lack of images makes me wonder if most of the art made is lewds and I'm missing out on it by not looking for those.
>> No. 37833 [Edit]
They can be nice but I find that they tend to gravitate towards two extremes - either they are too human like or they go in the complete opposite direction. I used to like Niku Drill's stuffs. Thinking about it I probably like Yokai more and wish they were as/more popular.

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33794 No. 33794 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I started learning Japanese, well I already did, but took a couple of months off and am now getting back into it. Same story you've heard a million times, whatever. I made the "mistake" of learning all N5 words outside of context because I thought that would be more efficient and I didn't feel like doing worksheets. On one hand, I'm still familiar with all that vocab, on the other hand, learning it in tandem with grammar would have been better. Anyway, I'm not interested in speaking. My goal is fluent literacy. I wanna read something like Saya no Uta smoothly and with crystal clear understanding, really enjoy myself. How difficult would that be? I'm willing to shoot myself in the foot in another area of the language to expedite this specific goal.

I've learned a bit more about the "Japanese Learning Community" and came across AJATT. I find it to be weird and kind of culty. Look at this

It's so bizarre to me. These guys are completely obsessed with perfectly replicating a "native speaker". Use all the right pitch accents and all the right expressions without ever deviating so no one can tell the difference. I started comparing this approach with how English is spoken. Different people say words differently. Some people talk in a sing-song sort of way, others like they're always asking a question. Maybe it sounds dumb or annoying, but I'd never say they're speaking English incorrectly. Every person probably has their own quirks and I like making up my own expressions and getting a little creative. Is Japanese really so uniform between every person(with the same dialect)? What about people with accents? Not only are accents acceptable in English, they're desirable in some cases. My parents have an accent, yet i'd still say their english is perfect.

Imagine if I made a video responding to a German guy trying to speak English in the "perfect way" with no accent or anything "nonnative", and I paused every few seconds to point out some slight inaccuracy in how a word is spoken. How weird would that be? You'd think that German guy is misguided and w
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>> No. 37063 [Edit]
It's from initial d second stage. The 8th episode is called そのクルマ 凶暴につき .
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Does anyone know a site that list jap onomatopoeia?
>> No. 37738 [Edit]
I spent a long time going through anki core 2k deck and reading through tae kim grammar guide and expected that I would at least understand the basics of the language by now.

So I started reading ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石,
and needless to say I have no idea wtf I'm reading. I can recognize many individual vocab words but cannot put a sentence together. Is reading through novels without understanding anything really the key to getting good? That's what AJATTers say on youtube. I can't understand shit
>> No. 37740 [Edit]
Reading something shorter like news articles would probably be better. NHK Easy News should definitely be possible

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32810 No. 32810 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
I drink coffee. What's your drink of choice?
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>> No. 36191 [Edit]
Chun-li looks like she's masturbating.
>> No. 36318 [Edit]
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That time of the year again?
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>> No. 37731 [Edit]
Mmmm... chocolate powder.

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I'd like to start another dream thread, if that's all right. I'll go first.
You know how when you're a fan of something like anime or scifi or similar things in your teenage years parents will try to buy stuff for you? My dad and stepmom bought anime\manga related shit at yard sales a lot. Sometimes it was good, sometimes it was off the mark.
Well, in my dream I'm still in high school. I'm sitting there playing Xbox when my dad & stepmom walk in and yell that they got me something at a yard sale. I'm think to myself, "well, probably shit, but I might as well see," and go to check it out.
I walk into the kitchen and on the table is a box full of stuff from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I get more excited and go to see what it is. There's every episode in raws and fansubs on
VHS, some uniforms, figurines, and even Shinjis' fucking tape recorder with the tape he listens to inside it! All the merchandise seems to be older and seems like it was directly imported from Japan. I ask where they found it.
It cuts to a yard sale with a slightly sad fiftyish woman in her front yard. She talked about how her son loved this show and whatnot, and seemed very sad. She sold it all for about 10-20 dollars.
I take all the stuff out and find a suicide note. Her son had gotten into anime in the
eighties while in high school and was completely inept and friendless. He grew obsessed with
Evangelion and felt a strong kinship with Shinji because he was such a fuck up. He grew older
and couldn't find anyone to share his interests with, became more and more of a recluse, and
killed himself in the late nineties, which I recall being a shame since the internet as of
96, when he killed himself, could have given him a place to talk to others and feel less alone. I realized he was "an otaku of another generation." I hung up his note and saluted it. I then went to watch his tapes and realized that he had dubbed it himself in case he ever met anyone who wanted to share his joy. I inherited his legacy. His mother had cleaned house and ended up giving me a record of a hikkikomori life.
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Dreamt of tanks
>> No. 36469 [Edit]
I've been having "nightmares" (a bit too strong of a word since they're more just unsettling or not pleasant dreams) for the past few days. I'm not sure what might have induced them, but I have a hypothesis that it's related to closing the windows in my small room (since it's now approaching wintertime and getting cold). Maybe it has something to do with increased co2 from that (I've read some studies about how co2 levels can spike in a closed room).
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Being in a bear-suit. Must have been re-watching LAIN too much.
>> No. 37664 [Edit]
I was at some harbor, just visiting and passing through. A low flying WW2 plan roared past. Explosions went off in the distance. More planes started to appear over head and started shooting at each other. A couple shot and and fired at the harbor area. I realized I forgot my phone back in my motel room and struggled past debris and panicking people to try and make my way back. Along the way I had to crawl under a truck trailer, and people on the other side were grouped together desperately trying to push a boat away from the peer. No idea why. I think it ended there.
...Maybe the boat had a bomb on it and went off waking me up.
My first thought was: "Stupid dream, no one uses planes like that anymore for war."

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37201 No. 37201 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Growing veg is easy. During spring & summer, got a lot of cherry tomatoes. Now in winter, eating the ones I pickled.
>> No. 37490 [Edit]
Fresh is best. But preserves are necessary to make it last longer.
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I've planned on digging five deep beds this year for a 5 year rotation. So far I've managed one and it's taken me over a week. A lot of work, but it's supposed to bring 3-9 times as much produce.
We'll see how much I actually manage this year. My NEET body is starting to creak from all this manual labor.
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Rain makes everything grow

No. 37590 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I heard there is a torrent for this up on AvistaZ but that's a private tracker does anyone know any other high quality Zatoichi TV series torrent?
>> No. 37594 [Edit]
It's DVD quality and 40 GB for three seasons, if you really need it I could do you the favour since my ratio is decent enough.
>> No. 37618 [Edit]
Someone was kind enough to get it for me here is the link for anyone interested.
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Thanks for sharing, was actually looking for this since I plan to go through the movies soon.
>> No. 37641 [Edit]
All of them?

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