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37622 No. 37622 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I feel like getting into card games since they're new to me and can have pretty pictures on them. I've said negative things about yugioh before(mostly the business side of it) without ever playing it, but for the last three days I've got into it using an unofficial online client(money not required).

I did the bare minimum research and made a deck by randomly selecting cards based on the picture mostly and in the recommended numbers of each kind. For obvious reasons I immediately gravitated towards traptrix monsters, bug and plant lolis. After playing with a computer, reading a bit and refining my deck into something usable, I became competent enough beat an actual person and have an opinion on the gameplay.

At its core, yugioh is a game of luck. You start the game with 5 random cards from your deck and each turn draw one random card from it. The main strategy of the game boils down to making it less luck based. Having multiple copies of the same card(up to 3), having a smaller deck, using card effects to select specific cards from anywhere in your deck. In the end though, you and your opponent either start with and draw something better or worse. Who goes first is also based on luck and being first is mostly an advantage. The game only has a very limited form of resource management where you can only "normal" summon one monster per turn(from your hand to the field) and normal summoning something with higher stats requires sacrificing one or two monsters that are already on the field. Most of the time though, people use card effects to circumvent these requirements.

Most cards you'd want to use aren't general purpose. They only apply to specific types of card. There's thousands of yugioh cards, but most fit into archetypes/series or have some effect which only applies to an archetype or even a specific monster. You can't pick random cards and have something usable, disappointingly as somebody who only wants to use monster cards with cute girls in them. Traptrix fortunately also has a gameplay style I like and meshes well with a few outside cards that also look okay. One consequence is that cards have become increasingly verbose over the years, since there's only so many simple cards that could exist and konami needs to release new cards to get people to keep buying.
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>> No. 37636 [Edit]
Plus I think collecting the cards is part of the fun of the hobby in itself.
>> No. 37637 [Edit]
It's single player and not deeply strategic, but I'll still mention monster monpiece, lest it be forgotten.
>> No. 37639 [Edit]
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Most (adult)yugioh players would give the advice that you should buy single cards from 3rd parties when making a deck. This can still be expensive, but removes the luck of buying booster packs. You have a point about the meta, but I think people online are less invested in each game and therefore more willing to try other stuff out because otherwise it gets boring.

One good thing about yugioh is that there's so many options, no singular deck could ever be made that's definitively "the best" and certain worse decks can counter better ones.
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Looks like fun. Thanks for the suggestion.

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33437 No. 33437 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
A thread for anything about tulpas. Progress, tutorials, personal stories, etc.
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>> No. 33461 [Edit]
First you said it was induced schizophrenia now it's just a "figment of your imagination"?

Have you ever tried this? I feel like I'm just talking with whatever prejudices you have.
>> No. 37372 [Edit]
There was a recent article in nautilus about Tulpas:

I don't think there's anything fundamentally impossible about it. It's basically a variant of the meditation practices/shamanic rituals of some cultures, and it fundamentally works because our consciousness isn't some sort of special thing but just an "illusion" generated by our brains. If the brain can generate consciousness once, it's not too hard (with some intense focusing) to get it to generate another. And things like dreams and traces can "tap" into the subconscious, bypassing some of the filtering that goes on in the generation of normal consciousness so Tulpas seem to occupy this fascinating and understudied realm.

That said I'm also a bit skeptical of just how many people claim to have created one. If you go on forums or threads it seems like there are boatloads of people who have done it, but I'd think it requires both a high level of control over your mind achieved through decades of meditation as well as a preexisting ability for visualization (some people have aphantasia or otherwise are not as good at visualizing/imagining and hence probably may never be able to).
>> No. 37386 [Edit]
Once I was told having a tulpa and believing you have a tulpa are equal. Another different thing are induced hallucinations through really high level visualization skills, or even more incredible stuff like switching.
I suspect that could take really long time on proper and focused meditation, and most people couldn't even achieve it doesn't matter the effort. Though I'm convinced it's real since meditation can achieve even more unbelievable things, and not only subjective ones.
>> No. 37492 [Edit]
Stop-motion is Tulpa?

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30486 No. 30486 hide watch expand 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?
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>> No. 35987 [Edit]
>Hell, it's been used for more than two millennia, and the ancients certainly knew what they were doing.
Ha! Thanks for sharing. Juxtaposition of the formal RFC style and the nonsensical spec is always amusing. You're probably already familiar with it, but the classic HTTP 418 RFC is also a fun read (rfc2324).

Although shouldn't the doc have mentioned TLS (née SSL) as prior work? That effectively obscures the URL path, leaving only the domain itself visible to eavesdroppers. You could even mitigate that a bit by using encrypted DNS (DoT/DoH) and improving adoption of eSNI, leaving only the dest IP visible as plaintext (which with the rise of CDNs is practically useless anyway).

Check the date of the draft.
>> No. 37045 [Edit]
Coming home is self-therapy now that I live alone. I fill my house with bright colours such as white, pink, cream, light brown, and just a bit of blue.
>> No. 37368 [Edit]
Fyi they're running a promotion for another free Momoiro work. They even have english subtitles this time (hardsubbed only, sadly)
(My coupon said it expired in 2 days but I don't know how long they're running it for – It's even possible it's the same one you mentioned and I haven't noticed until now)

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>> No. 37489 [Edit]
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Talking & Walking solves a lot of little problems

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37399 No. 37399 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
tohno is on google!
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Now do it again with safe search off this time!
>> No. 37404 [Edit]
Interesting results...
>> No. 37407 [Edit]
Well that's it. Nuke the site from orbit.

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32371 No. 32371 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I miss the days when fan subs were still a real thing.
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Since horriblesubs is kill now, we might see a reemergence in fansubbing.
>> No. 36300 [Edit]
Other people are doing their work better than they did. Don't bet on it.
>> No. 37370 [Edit]
Commie can be hit or miss. When they stick to just typesetting the original CR script their stuff is fine. When they try to get clever with their localized translations, they're utter garbage.

I bring this up because I recently found out that there are "uncommied" versions of some shows (yuyushiki and aiura are the two I found about) which preserve commie's typesetting but have the original CR script. I was intrigued enough to do a line-by-line diff to find out how bad the commie version was, but surprisingly for these two shows in particular it wasn't too bad. Generally for both commie removed the honorifics -san/-chan and added "Mrs." for okaasan-sensei (I'm not sure why they used "mrs." since that implies she's married, when that's not likely to be the case in the show).

For Yuyushiki in particular, I noted the following changes between the original CR script (equivalent to the uncommied version modulo typesetting):
Slightly better phrasing on some English (technically less of a literal translation but I doubt even pedantics would mind the below):

"The cost would end up pretty high." -> "It'd be pretty expensive."
"If you were going to die the next day, what would you eat on your last day?" -> "If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you eat as your last meal?"
" Yui is the most shining of all of us." -> "Yui shines the most out of us three."

and eliding repetition of the object in favor of using a pronoun when the antecedent is clear (which I don't mind since it matches the jp and improves conciseness)

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>> No. 37371 [Edit]
The asian anime licensors (Muse, AniOne) manage to release better quality English translations than Aniplex/Funi. It's simply astounding that those (relatively) smaller companies who are probably paying a pittance to translators for whom English isn't even a first language can pump out better subtitles than the American conglomerate can. And Muse even releases their licensed shows for free on youtube while the others have the gall to charge money for their garbage.

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29143 No. 29143 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What's yours?
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>> No. 36905 [Edit]
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>Being unable to decide what to do, or even know what kind of thing I would like to do. And I mean in every day situations, like not being able to decide on milk or soda
My tip: Just flip a coin. Or if you have more than one choice, throw dice.

If one choice were really so much better than the others, you wouldn't have such trouble deciding, so fuck it and pick whichever, then go on with your life. Just about anything you can possibly do with your time is better than worrying about unimportant decisions.
>> No. 37275 [Edit]
Food and porn
>> No. 37296 [Edit]
I do this sometimes. Especially when it comes to food, or classes in a game, or something that gets me wondering what the optimal choice is. I try to never spend more than 30 seconds in a menu if I have to.
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Motorbikes & coffee are my demons.

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33889 No. 33889 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
How did you get into otaku interests to begin with and how do you think it's affected your life, personality and outlook? What do you think your life would be like if you never became interested in otaku media?

Besides whatever dubbed, public access shounen I consumed, Lucky Star was the first anime I watched. Watching these characters behaving in such an alien way compared to what I was used to gradually opened my mind up beyond the example real people around me set. I imitated slice of life characters a bit by being more polite and gracious than I would have been otherwise. I slowly became very reserved and quiet. At one point, I was a very loud motomouth.

Over the years, I started rejecting societal norms around me and became more and more alienated with real people. I became desensitized to taboo topics and developed "deviant" tastes. I'm still being influenced like this.

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>> No. 37337 [Edit]
>I'm genuinely curious as to what media you were consuming before finding anime to have that impression.
Not him either but the drugery of fiction that we were forced to read all throughout middle and high-school killed any interest in pursuing reading as an independent hobby. It was always the most boring books with themes I couldn't care less about – Scarlet Letter, Beloved, etc. not to mention the insanity of reading Shakespeare's plays (that's like reading a movie script and expecting it to be any fun; not to mention that some of the puns get lost as a result of vowel-shifts). Even supposed "classics" like Great Gatsby or To Kill a Mockingbird were boring and predictable.

Maybe I'm just not the kind of person who's good at visualizing because for me reading things lacks the visual emotions that can be wrought from watching an anime. The only two books that I can remember sort of enjoying were The Stranger and East of Eden. I might have liked other stuff from Camus as well (and I've heard Dostoevsky's works are also similar in this vein) but at this point I've mostly given up on fiction entirely – reading something like Hōjōki or the biography of Yukichi Fukuzawa has been much more captivating and insightful than I ever remember reading fiction to be.

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>> No. 37338 [Edit]
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>Great Gatsby or To Kill a Mockingbird
Yeah, both of those sucked. In my school we also had to read The Giver, Odyssey and Farenheit 451, which I really enjoyed. We were only assigned excerpts from the Odyssey, but I went ahead and read the whole thing. The ending when he takes off his old man disguise off, brutally slaughters the suitors and then has all the female servants who slept with them hanged was awesome. That part wasn't assigned, but I made sure to tell everybody in the class about it.

It's funny how much lipservice is constantly given about how getting kids to read more is important(or at least people used to say that), but they blatantly ignore the parts about books which would actually be attractive to young people.
>> No. 37345 [Edit]
I read quite a lot of literature growing up, actually reading was pretty much all I ever did before I was in highschool. I can't say I ever read anything that really dug into a few specific themes I really found interesting in anime, maybe Childhoods End. Now there's a certain kind of style western literature uses in an attempt to approach philosophy, and maybe my patience is just too low, maybe the way japanese movies and stories use exposition is more to my liking, but I find that it tries to be TOO serious and takes the setting and characters so seriously that it almost has trouble actually daring to make any real point. Anime has its fair share of shitheaps, and there are no end to the amount of cliches based around being the typical good japanese citizen. But I have never seen a western piece of fiction approach the real world phenomenon of being a hikki NEET. Sure there's stuff that deals with depressing isolation, like jack london, but NHK actually shows a real hikki and to some people that would probably have been their first and only exposure to the concept in its proper form. There's tons and tons of western mdeia, too, that lauds and talks about individuality, but even the most esoteric of stories sort of dance around the concept of the seperation of peoples thoughts in the very real world and depressing fact that you will ultimately only ever know yourself, and that you can never completely connect with another person. Do writers get close? Yeah, they do, but japanese media has a way of just getting right to the point and depicting the problem as an actual element of its setting in no unclear terms. I guess to me, it feels like japanese media actually adapts western and eastern philosophy of the ego to a fictional medium, whereas western fiction tends to only skirt around it and occasionally reference it. Obviously I'm referring to a certain subgenre of anime but even really fucking dumb anime will sometimes touch on philosophical themes in a more substantial way that any popular movie or even book. I think actually seeing philosophy applied to a scenario and ran through as a simulated test of its validity is pretty important. There's something about the way jap
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>There's tons and tons of western mdeia, too, that lauds and talks about individuality, but even the most esoteric of stories sort of dance around the concept of the seperation of peoples thoughts in the very real world and depressing fact that you will ultimately only ever know yourself, and that you can never completely connect with another person.
I think American Psycho did a good job at this.
"It's hard to choose a favorite among so many great tracks, but "The Greatest Love of All" is one of the best, most powerful songs ever written about self-preservation, dignity. Its universal message crosses all boundaries and instills one with the hope that it's not too late to better ourselves. Since, Elizabeth, it's impossible in this world we live in to empathize with others, we can always empathize with ourselves. It's an important message, crucial really. And it's beautifully stated on the album." - Patrick Bateman.

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35910 No. 35910 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What is your favorite hair color?
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>> No. 37259 [Edit]
I'm a fan of long, white hair as well. Personally, I'd love to marry an albino with long, white hair and she has the personality of some archetype in Japan. It's like, what's considered to be the perfect woman or something.
>> No. 37262 [Edit]
yamato nadeshiko?
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The blacker, the better
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Anone ano ne~

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37198 No. 37198 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Whatcha doin' for the new year assuming y'all ain't locked-down?
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>> No. 37242 [Edit]
>now we've got year of the cow
I wonder if this will be the next pixiv trend. Are cowtits back in vogue?
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Maybe... do you want more cow-girls?
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Call me a milk drinker because my thirst for cow girls can't be quenched!
>> No. 37295 [Edit]
It is the new Pixiv trend. I have 10+ pages of cowgirls from my followed artists.

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37243 No. 37243 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
can anyone here explain why being "smart" enough to get a "good" job requires so much more instruction than being dumb? shouldn't smart people just be smart enough to figure things out for themselves without needing to receive instruction until they're over 30 years old? how come people who fix cars for a living require so much less instruction than scientists and doctors do before they're done being schoolchildren? seems paradoxical
>> No. 37244 [Edit]
I'm not sure if I understand. Are you asking why complex jobs require more complex education?

Being smart doesn't necessarily mean it will take less time to program the human brain, I think the way most people would define intelligence is by how much information that brain can retain, not process. Personally I don't feel that people in those good jobs are necessarily smart, you can buy your way into those or get connections to hook you up. I'd go as far as to say a lot of higher education people I've met who prided themselves on their intelligence, seemed like idiots. They're good at one thing and one thing only. College used to be where the intelligent went to better themselves, now a standard that your average kid goes to for sex and drugs.
>> No. 37245 [Edit]
> how come people who fix cars for a living requires
There's a bit of a false dichotomy here. When you say "fix" are you referring to an entry level mechanic like you'd find at jiffylube or a skilled technician that does private servicing for high-end vehicles? There's a world of difference between the two: the former is basically "routine" maintenance where you follow a checklist. The latter might require a higher skill level that comes from years of experience in the field, being able to intuitively debug the root cause of issues (but I'm not a mechanic and I hear that modern cars are basically digital black-boxes anyway so this comparison might not be very good). Nonetheless the point stands: you're comparing two different things – I suspect if you look at the high-end of trades jobs you'll see that even though they might not necessarily receive formal education they still do an equivalent amount of time learning and training. That is, a master crafstman is in a completely different league than someone who just took woodworking in highschool.

Now going to your particular examples
> receive instruction until they're over 30 years old
>so much less instruction than scientists and doctors do before they're done being schoolchildren
Until "over 30 years old" is exaggerating quite a bit. I don't know anyone who actively receives post-college education for over 10 years after they graduate (assuming they graduate at ~20). Usually the "scientists" in question will switch from receiving instruction to doing research, and the PhD programs (which might indeed end up taking about 8 years or so) are mostly focused on this research rather than receiving education. Still, the reason why large amount of undergraduate and graduate coursework is needed is because it takes a large time to get up to speed on the breadth and depth of background knowledge needed for these fields. You aren't going to be able to research in Inter-universal Teichmuller Theory without having a solid footing in number theory, which can take several years to master. But this is research-focused stuff. Most people doing practical things in $BIG_CO will not need anywhere
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>> No. 37246 [Edit]
Most of college is figuring stuff out on your own. The classes are just for credit so you can get a degree from a place with a solid reputation. If you're lucky, the professor or TAs are good for answering questions, but that's certainly not a guarantee. If you think it's easy, try self-studying 4+ difficult subjects at the same time and getting to a semi-proficient state in all of them within three months.

In an ideal world, exams in these subjects would be publically available for people to take so they can get a free, but respected degree and the elitist middle man and textbook mill would be unnecessary.
>> No. 37269 [Edit]
Dumb people are confident. Normies mistake confidence for being "right". See Dunning-Kruger effect.

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36079 No. 36079 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
Love them or hate them, what are your thoughts on hololive and vtubers?
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>> No. 37092 [Edit]
In that case why not download a pirated version of the game first as a trial version? Supposedly steam also supports refunds, but I refuse to install monolithic drm'd software (that also means I only end up playing chintzy indie titles, but it's good enough for me).
>> No. 37093 [Edit]
I've only done it with stuff I couldn't or didn't feel like emulating ten years ago. Video games aren't really part of my day to day life.
>> No. 37235 [Edit]
I like the smol shark
>> No. 37535 [Edit]
I can't relate to your disgust because I can't even understand why people would like vtubers. Is it just loneliness? Are people unable to tolerate not having somebody's voice in their ear constantly? Anime and masturbation is a faster and more enjoyable solution.

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