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1 Anonymous 2020-01-12T17:22:19 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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When I'm walking my dog I like to pretend I'm on the run from an elite force of dragon people and she's sniffing out a route to infiltrate their castle without being spotted. This involves a lot of paranoid looking around, hiding and running. I wonder if the whole village thinks I'm retarded?
2 Anonymous 2020-01-12T19:15:03
that's a funny lookimg dog
3 Anonymous 2020-01-13T01:16:58
Eating sugar triggers my autism
Anonymous 2020-08-10T14:35:57
4 Anonymous 2020-01-13T01:22:11
I hope shitaba didn't lose too many people.
5 Anonymous 2020-01-13T10:35:01
i'm sure we'll be ok. people will find us in the end, as long as you give the right clues.
6 Anonymous 2020-01-13T13:28:27
Anybody here knows where I could find a kaishaku to cut my head off after seppuku?
7 Anonymous 2020-01-15T16:33:37
Apparently cartoon network actually decided to release the weird shitty thundercats reboot. I still can't figure out 1) why they decided to make this, and 2) why anyone cares.

With the first question, I think I kind of have an answer. Teen Titans Go, despite being universally loathed online, is actually pretty successful for cartoon network, so obviously they're going to try and do it again.

As for the second question though, I've got nothing. The original was a mediocre he-man clone in a sea of mediocre he-man clones. And most of the people complaining didn't even grow up in the 80s. They're mostly late-millennials who would've grown up watching much better shows like teen-titans and AtLA.
8 Anonymous 2020-01-16T09:09:08
Wouldn't it be messed up if there were mind readers? Wouldn't it be messed up if there were a mind reader right there? And they were reading all of your friends minds? And then they read yours, but it's completely different to what you're actually thinking? Wouldn't that be scary and messed up?
10 Anonymous 2020-01-17T07:01:04
Mind reader here. Don't listen to this guy, he's an idiot. He spends all his time thinking about big buttholes, he likely will never even have a job because instead of learning skills he just thinks about buttholes constantly.
11 Anonymous 2020-01-17T08:12:57
jesus, i thought google images was showing me art by pranksters who wanted to make fun of the calarts art style as some sarcastic artistic statement, not the real deal
12 Anonymous 2020-01-18T05:12:13
Internet Radio is actually pretty neat. I haven't been deep in to music for a while, but it's nice to have some songs going without personally curating them.
13 Anonymous 2020-01-18T05:51:40
I think the ultimate irony is that Teen Titans Go, the show Cartoon Network keeps trying to recreate, is about as far from the calarts look as you can get, using highly stylized hyper-angular characters with thick lines and bold, saturated colors.
14 Anonymous 2020-01-19T06:26:44
Was Jimi Hendrix a furry?
Anonymous 2020-04-15T17:37:06
Could you elaborate?
15 Anonymous 2020-04-14T12:47:54 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I'm dreaming more often then I have for years.
Anonymous 2020-04-18T18:26:28
This is exactly what happened to me. When I started regularly taking melatonin, I stopped having dreams. But now I've been on and off with them, and I have dreams I can remember again. Also I sleep with pillows attached to me, pushing against my crotch, so now I finally have sex dreams occasionally which is awesome because I've always wanted to get those. Although when I don't have those, my dreams are nothing out of the ordinary, pretty much all of them have taken place in reality but with weird stuff happening. Like, a lot of my dreams end with me trying to catch a bus home, but the bus always misses because I'm struggling to take all of my stuff with me without dropping it.
Anonymous 2020-04-15T23:29:54
I wish I could say it was something cool and meaningful, but for the most part, it's odd combinations of things I've seen during normal life. I can't quite remember my dreams now, but at the same time I'm happy to actually be having them now.
For years I would just go blank during the night. I even got a bit giddy when I had a nightmare once.
Anonymous 2020-04-14T14:44:33
What are your dreams about?
16 Anonymous 2020-04-14T15:34:33
I've been trying to lucid dream through the wake up back to sleep method, but I always end up being unable to fall back asleep after waking up, so in the end I just lose sleep.
17 Anonymous 2020-04-15T15:25:56
If I touch one side of my body, I need to touch the opposite side. Especially when scratching.
So if I scratch the palm of one hand, I need to scratch the other.
I've always been like this.
20 Anonymous 2020-04-16T20:22:12
The issue with anarco-capitalism (or any 'pure' free market system really) is that there's an implicit endgame to it. It might start off great, but eventually everything from schools to hospitals will be fully controlled by Disney and you won't be able to do anything about it.
Anonymous 2020-04-17T10:11:54
That's a pretty good job of summing up Ancap. Most people have literally no clue what it means and make assumptions based upon its name.
And private property still exists no matter whether or not tyrants respect that fact. The idea is that, if you put the idea strongly enough in the public conscience, you can get to the point where tyrants literally cannot be. Every time someone tries to take power over someone else who does not consent, everyone around him prevents him from doing so. His friends abandon him, his bodyguards quit, etc.
Of course, this is an absolutely ridiculously idealist mindset.
Ancaps are not at all like the meme. They're the most rigid moralists in the world who want everyone else to be just like themselves.
And the world would be better if everyone was like them
Anonymous 2020-04-17T02:15:04
Afaik the whole idea with anarcho-capitalism is that it would disperse into a bunch of communes in which people would create their own methods of law enforcement. No larger state would be needed as everyone would just make their own states with their own set of rules that anyone who decides to live their would need to follow. This is a voluntaryist ideology, in which you voluntarily follow the rules of whomever you agree with rather than being forced to follow the rules of a state that you just happened to be born into, at least ideally. I feel in practice this would just lead to a single commune gaining to much power, leading to the same issue we have now, but idk. As for preventing an evil monopoly, I suppose ideally the people would stand up against an evil corporation, but that hardly even happens now, so I'm not sure if people could do that in an anarchist society.
Anonymous 2020-04-16T20:58:07
The problem with anarcho-capitalism is that you can't have private property without a state.
21 Anonymous 2020-04-17T02:21:04
>you won't be able to do anything about it

literally nothing stops you from building yourself a hospital when you're sick.
Anonymous 2020-04-18T05:25:57
They probably don't think of that solution. They wouldn't be poor if they weren't stupid.
Anonymous 2020-04-17T06:17:20
Why don't poor people just buy more money?
22 Anonymous 2020-04-17T05:52:43
I really like the cold breeze and the vivid scent of flowers in the morning.
23 Anonymous 2020-04-18T02:22:18
I wish there was a tag for adult women on hentai sites. VNDB is the closest. My dick doesn't care about the distinction between MILFs, cakes, housewives, OLs, teachers, doctors & nurses, etc. I just want adult women.

Likewise, I wish there was a universal ugly/creepy male tag. Searching for "BBM" and "DILF" gets tiresome. And who knows how much has flown under the radar for me because it wasn't tagged with either of those tags.

Then again maybe I should just download the porn and categorize it according to my sensibilities. But that feels like too much effort for little gain.

Does anyone else have pains with current tagging practices?
24 Anonymous 2020-04-18T05:21:22
>I just want adult women.
cant't you just negate loli?
25 Anonymous 2020-04-18T06:51:10
That exactly sums it up for me too. Prefer more mature looking women, and can't stand male characters with too much presence. "Presence" is how I'd characterize it, since if they're distracting for any reason it's annoying, and that's usually the case for super ugly, fat, old, or unnecessarily hairy males (sometimes I even edit their faces out).

I really have to wonder when it looks like more creativity and effort went into drawing a male than a female. I don't get why Japanese material has so much of that sort of thing.
26 Anonymous 2020-04-18T09:03:04
Negating loli doesn't give you only adult women. There's still JKs which also don't have their own tag, closest is "schoolgirl outfit" but a) "schoolgirl outfit" doesn't necessarily mean JKs and b) JKs aren't always wearing schoolgirl outfits.
27 Anonymous 2020-04-18T21:33:53 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I wish someone would sub all of these eva related 90s news broadcasts. There are so many dedicated fans that pick apart every piece of evangelion related media (there are even people that specifically go through each dvd release and pinpoint obscure shots that are slightly different from the original broadcast), so why aren't these recorded news stories subbed yet? If I was confident in my Japanese I'd host my own fan site/forum and sub all of them.
28 Anonymous 2020-04-19T17:03:55
I feel like most of the folks who would really care that much about obscure Japanese news and info about Eva probably know at least some Japanese.
29 Anonymous 2020-04-19T21:34:43
Who decided to disable terminal bells? Yesterday I found out that Alacritty has an option for visual bells that is disabled by default. No one told me that tab completion is actually able to provide feedback when it's at a loss. Can motherboards still beep nowadays?
30 Anonymous 2020-04-19T22:33:40
Because flash reversing video colour gives you eye cancer.
31 Anonymous 2020-04-20T05:26:13
What happened to the other thread?
32 Anonymous 2020-04-21T20:45:00 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>31 It expired. The posts and images are safe and sound on at least a couple harddrives, but I only have the HTML to offer.
33 Anonymous 2020-04-22T00:44:58
Debating whether or not we have free will is the biggest waste of time in the world that in no way shape or form benefits humanity.
34 Anonymous 2020-04-22T01:52:39
hate when things don't work
35 Anonymous 2020-04-22T02:31:08
im not sure you see all the implications of this, basically if we don't have it the whole concept of justice is void and a bunch of other stuff
36 Anonymous 2020-04-22T08:10:55
>>33 you are not humanity.
37 Anonymous 2020-04-22T08:23:31
I worked in an office with an older asian woman who had a terminal bell on. I could hear it clear across the office whenever she was doing tab completions. Multiple beeps every 5 seconds for like 20min straight sometimes.
I wasn't sure if I should be annoyed or congratulate her on how few fucks she gave.
38 Anonymous 2020-04-23T08:54:07 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>>32 Not sure of how to resolve this or prevent no-extention uploads
39 Anonymous 2020-04-23T19:02:08
I just took a shower, and i spent around 15-20 minutes just scrubbing myself. It was like I had a(n?) one to two millimeter-thick layer of dead skin on every low contact area of my body.
40 Anonymous 2020-04-24T11:57:50
I figured out how to tell if someone online dislikes you for certain, because sometimes it's hard to tell with all the "banter". Compare yourself to them. If they react insulted, you have your answer. People like being compared to people they like.
41 Anonymous 2020-04-25T23:59:51
The culture war is cancer and does no good for anyone who engages in it. It has driven America insane, turned them even dumber, and will not die even in the face of a common enemy to all of mankind.
I hate it, I honestly hate what it's done to humanity.
Anonymous 2020-05-03T11:36:19
The world was a much larger place back then. Mixing was somehow more natural and yet still a drop in the bucket.
Anonymous 2020-04-29T06:55:21
Feel free to move into a museum if you want to stop the march of time.
Anonymous 2020-04-28T09:29:22
Using appeal to tradition only when it suits you. Nice.
Anonymous 2020-04-27T07:43:44
Multiculturalism is the natural state of things. Open any history book and you will see that "cultures" used to freely intermix. Be it through geographical proximity, conquest, settlements or trade, people would always take what they liked, or simply got used to, and integrate it into their own. It wasn't until the invention of nationalism around the 19th century that people began constructing "monocultures" and rigid prescriptions of what their culture is supposed to be like. As it is today, even back then it was done purely for political ends. Nationalism has been a disaster for humankind.
Anonymous 2020-04-27T06:05:12
multiculturalism was a mistake. its cool to experience outside cultures' music and food occasionally, but is it really worth it?
42 Anonymous 2020-04-26T22:19:10 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Is it normal to get pissed when there's a sudden surge of people into a certain band/game franchise/show/etc? Personally, I hate Bomberman fans that have only played the 64 titles or just listened to Redial on yt and thought it was "aesthetic". The Neo Geo ost is a million times better fyi
43 Anonymous 2020-04-27T02:31:28
I've been trying to learn Middle English, got a dictionary with translations, next I want to get The Canterbury Tales in the original language. After that I wanna move on to Old English, if anyone would like to share a good book on the subject, let me know about it, please. Anyone else interested in Old/Middle English?
44 Anonymous 2020-04-27T07:16:10
What sudden surge? Bomberman is still niche.
45 Anonymous 2020-04-27T17:27:57
it's all over the flooor
46 Anonymous 2020-04-27T19:07:23
"Retro gaymer" types of twitter are always gushing over "how good redial is". Its a good track but like, cmon. It's like they've never heard jungle music before
Anonymous 2020-04-27T19:21:05
Getting upset at people for liking something you like is the gayest thing ever
47 Anonymous 2020-04-28T22:05:40 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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The Problem Solverz is an example of a universally hated cartoon that hipsters would love now because of the immense "weird CD ROM game" vibe it gives off
48 Anonymous 2020-04-29T17:43:38 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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49 Anonymous 2020-04-29T22:24:54
Who was the anon that posted that webm from an ova where the giant salary man cums into a building? I was looking for that video all over the place and couldn't find it. I'm pretty sure it was posted in the last random thread though. If you're that anon that posted it and you still have it, can you post it again (with the source too please)?
50 Anonymous 2020-04-30T05:44:26
This is a good track.
51 Anonymous 2020-04-30T18:51:49
I wish I was better at drawing people. Right now I'm stuck in that weird zone where I know what I'm supposed to do, but I'm not very comfortable with it, and unless I'm looking at a tutorial as I draw I always fuck up the proportions.
52 Anonymous 2020-04-30T20:05:52
I know jackshit about hardware. Am I allowed to naively answer 'yes' to all of fsck's questions?
53 Anonymous 2020-05-01T01:34:00
That's what I usually do and I've never encountered any problems. If you absolutely can't afford to lose the data clone the partition before touching anything, but iirc you can't fuck something up irremediably by doing this. Just make sure that the partition is unmounted.
I probably don't know more about it than you though so don't take my word for it.
54 Anonymous 2020-05-01T08:45:26
I just realized that American politics as it exists now is like 'Shin Megami Tensei' with the neutral path removed.
55 Anonymous 2020-05-01T15:45:25
How are you practicing? Have you tried doing quick sketches?
56 Anonymous 2020-05-01T21:49:32
This is the most cursed thing in existence
57 Anonymous 2020-05-02T12:19:36 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I still feel bad about accidentally calling that guy in the last thread a stupid fuckhead when they said they couldn't dream with me. Anon if you're still here please forgive me and end my suffering.
58 Anonymous 2020-05-02T16:34:17
Why does almost every imageboard either offer free speech or "comfiness"
59 Verniy 2020-05-02T17:33:50
It's a cop out answer or rationalization for lack of fun
Anonymous 2020-05-02T18:54:06
Don't get me wrong, a nice, cozy, relaxing imageboard with a cool theme and an active intelligent userbase would be awesome. But the majority of the self proclaimed comfy boards are full of people you can tell are underage. Not saying underage people can't have their spaces on the web too (hell they have all of social media and 4chan), but they all just have this hipstery vibe to them. I feel like I'm singling out all underage people, but people that say shit like "im jus vibin" or "bruh" give off the impression that they're a white kid living in a gated community wishing they grew up in the projects
60 Anonymous 2020-05-02T19:49:53
enforced comfiness is a special kind of hell. I assume they do that to dissociate themselves from typical 4ch/8ch aggressiveness.

free speech themed boards are usually offshoots of places where the mods suck
61 Anonymous 2020-05-02T22:08:01
A consequence of so many imageboards being connected to 4chan in some way, and thus trying to focus way more on elements of 4chan they liked/disliked.

-Free Speech groups are usually home to /pol9k/ types who think 4chan is too harsh.
-Comfy groups are home to people who are sick of tireless fighting, especially culture war themed stuff, and want to create a curated garden for themselves.
-There are also /ajp/ type board who want a greater focus on the Japanese aspects of 4chan, and thus model themselves as a more extreme form of /a/ or /jp/.
-Lastly we have the Church of Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain. Let's all love Lain.
62 Anonymous 2020-05-02T22:32:28
It's also common for boards that are disliked by the rest of the site (including the mods) like /co/ and /mlp/ to get their own spinoffs to escape the shit they get on 4chan.

I actually think these tend to be the most interesting, since they usually end up having fuckall to do with the overarching culture of imageboards outside of the general format.
63 Anonymous 2020-05-02T22:48:03
But gomfy:DDdd types on imageboards usually obsesses over the same stuff (memes and anime) except they actually believe they're special for liking that shit
Anonymous 2020-05-02T23:05:07
I think you're projecting a bit. I've spent a good amount if time on sites like those, and it's usually less "we're special" and more "everyone else sucks". People on comfychans wish that their attitude was the dominant one. They'd gladly sacrifice uniqueness if it meant humanity were less aggressive.
64 Anonymous 2020-05-02T23:22:20
is there a /co/ imageboard?
65 Anonymous 2020-05-03T08:41:57
What are some of these "enforced" comfy sites? I can't think of any that I would label as such.
66 Anonymous 2020-05-03T11:27:38
Plus4chan is all I can think of.
Mayhaps you need to think harder? Sushi comes to mind.
67 Anonymous 2020-05-03T22:18:51
thought it was against 4chan ToS to use their name in a third party product
68 Anonymous 2020-05-04T16:34:15
sidebox replies are so rude and elitist
Anonymous 2020-05-05T11:14:13
you and i anonymous are legion, don't worry about it
Anonymous 2020-05-04T23:34:42
he hates it!
Anonymous 2020-05-04T19:28:57
I love it!
Anonymous 2020-05-04T17:39:05
That's the point. They keep the rudeness out of the main thread.
69 Anonymous 2020-05-05T13:05:33
I don't get why people act like storytime animation is a new thing that originated with TheOdd1sOut. It's existed since at least Tales of Mere Existence, which started all the way back in 2006.
Anonymous 2020-05-05T14:37:31
Turns out he started even earlier (2002), he just started uploading to youtube in 2006.
70 Anonymous 2020-05-06T01:39:29
hate doing things
wish there no things to do
71 Anonymous 2020-05-06T21:08:38
>sidebox replies are so rude and elitist

>That's the point. They keep the rudeness out of the main thread.

I think I'm just going to start calling it "rudebox".
Anonymous 2020-05-07T10:17:11
72 Anonymous 2020-05-07T12:00:20 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I feel like there is a portion of internet etiquette that is lost to most net-goers these days, like how to properly make a non-general thread, some subtlety in general conversation, and (in some cases, but not all) how to have a proper honest debate (although the latter has always been a problem online). There is a missing aspect relating to interaction on forum and imageboard-based platforms (mostly imageboards because of their anonymous nature) like this which make them more susceptible to shitposting and low-effort content dissemination without strong "cyber-cultural" cohesion and understanding of constructive and destructive behavior. It kills me to see imageboards crumble after a surplus of users flood it's gates and in a way re-write the established precedent. I hope I'm not the only one who's noticed a kind of directionlessness on imageboards and imageboard culture as a whole.
73 Anonymous 2020-05-07T16:09:46
I don't think we should necessarily be so consciously focused on this sort of thing.

What I liked about the web in the 90s and 2000s was how little most of the people using it thought what they were doing mattered. People didn't hold themselves to any standards but their own. Everyone just kind of did their thing and it was wonderful.
74 Anonymous 2020-05-07T22:10:19 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Why do internet cartoons still rely so heavily on meme humor? Even short cutsie animations rely heavily on anime meme culture and always have 8 bit kirby music in the background. Communities like newgrounds could be kicking the animation industry's ass right now if their creators were more original and creators learned to branch out to different art styles
75 Anonymous 2020-05-07T23:27:37
The meme concept ruined internet humor as a whole, because they confuse any sort of joke or humor with a meme, and if it's not a meme, they'll try and turn it in to one. The latter consists of posting the joke repeatedly in a way that people find relatable.
76 Anonymous 2020-05-08T17:05:02
Speaking personally as an animator, it's just a fun type of cartoon to make.
Anonymous 2020-05-10T04:58:31
Working on any IP except your own as a creative is. Telling hobbyists to step up to prime time is like insisting programmers with no eye for UI/UX design will usher in the year of the Linux desktop. Ideas guys are rightfully disdained, but most of the time creators' talents are wasted on disordered projects. You just can't have your cake and eat it too. Few people are good at/get paid for what they actually like doing.
Anonymous 2020-05-09T07:34:40
So in other words, wasted talent?
77 Anonymous 2020-05-08T20:51:04
When I say "etiquette", I don't mean like table manners, I more mean how we "do things", I guess you could say. Things have definitely changed, and I'd say they've changed for the worse.
78 Anonymous 2020-05-08T23:57:54
I know. And what I'm saying is there was no way of doing things back then. Every website was its own unique experience. If anything, the issue is that we have too much etiquette now.
79 Anonymous 2020-05-10T00:31:37
I have a project where I translate things one in every 100 blue moons: https://gitlab.com/nopromises-s.
If you're still around, we could start with a simple transcription.
Anonymous 2020-05-27T14:15:55

It's that series. There used to be a demo up on YT, but it got taken down for copyright infringement. I was being vague because this is such a moonshot.
Anonymous 2020-05-10T21:54:37
I'm not sure what you're referring to, but why not.
Anonymous 2020-05-10T16:19:53
What NEET girl are you referring to?
Anonymous 2020-05-10T04:59:59
Will you consider translating NEET girl audio dramas? It would be a great day for NEETdom.
80 Anonymous 2020-05-10T05:02:04
It's been made quite apparent that there are only so many quality if not non-cancerous users.
V 2020-05-10T09:08:46
don't worry, most of the bad ones are imageboard admins.
81 Anonymous 2020-05-11T01:26:05 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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There needs to be more outdoor fitness places. Getting to exercise and move around in the sun is one of the most fun things in the world.
82 Anonymous 2020-05-12T06:58:13
I've noticed a lot of people that regularly play old online FPS games all tend to have pretty cool voices. Instead of wasting their lives drinking a 12 pack and playing counter strike every day after work, they should get a career in voice acting
83 Anonymous 2020-05-12T10:49:37
I would much rather refine my fps skills so I eventually get recruited in a team and win the fat esports money
84 Anonymous 2020-05-14T21:13:00
The Debian maintainer of fcitx-rime must be asleep at the wheel. It's broken two times in one month now.
85 Anonymous 2020-05-15T00:14:06
Why do some people say they "only listen to video game soundtracks"? VGM isn't all the same, there's tons of different genres used in video game background music
86 Anonymous 2020-05-15T13:46:28
They're obviously not all the same genre but there are typically characteristics associated with video game soundtracks. Furthermore most people, myself included, don't care about genre categories beyond the basics so it's easier to say "I like video game soundtracks" than it is to say "I like rock" for the latter implies knowledge of rock music. There's also the factor of video game music not being considered "real music" by the armchair elitists.

The point is being able to enjoy music while avoiding the baggage associated with music, I think. I remember when I was very open about my music tastes and in turn was judged harshly to the point of my character regularly being assassinated. It wasn't a very fun time, that I can tell you.
Anonymous 2020-05-15T21:33:13
I am, but so are most people.
Anonymous 2020-05-15T21:09:15
you sound insecure desu
87 Anonymous 2020-05-15T21:04:11
88 Anonymous 2020-05-17T18:58:28
Why do insincere people always use exclamation marks?

(ex: "wow, that's so interesting!!!!!!")
89 Anonymous 2020-05-18T18:48:28
They use them to be hyperbolic I guess. Call to attention their own insincerity.
90 Anonymous 2020-05-18T21:42:03 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I hate when people try to draw 90s anime and overemphasize on the dithering/blurriness. It's almost as bad as those graphic artists that think Miami Vice and pink grids+orange sun makes up the entirety of the 80s.
91 Anonymous 2020-05-18T23:09:37
>>90 letterboxing, film grain/digital noise, colour abberration...
uurhh, it's awful
92 Anonymous 2020-05-19T08:23:27
They're trying too hard but missing the mark.
93 Anonymous 2020-05-19T21:22:18
What's the point of consciously emulating someone else's style anyway?
What do you mean by letterboxing?
94 Anonymous 2020-05-19T23:43:09
creative exercise of learning their style to apply to your own. I think they're bored mostly.
95 Anonymous 2020-05-20T05:05:33
No its a trend on social media
96 Anonymous 2020-05-21T07:09:31 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I like this one of this new trend.
Anonymous 2020-05-21T15:21:44
What an odd criticism. Backgrounds are the number one most commonly omitted thing, even in professional art.
Anonymous 2020-05-21T14:58:23
Couldn't even be fucked to draw a background?
97 Anonymous 2020-05-21T15:00:02
So apparently people are getting popular youtuber's sponsorships taken away. If people put pressure on all of the sponsorships, will people stop making yt vids for money and start making them for fun again?
Anonymous 2020-05-22T23:56:22
I sincerely doubt it. This sort of thing happens every week on youtube yet people still manage to make do. Worst case scenario everyone just switches to patreon like the animators have.
Anonymous 2020-05-22T21:03:15
finally, everyone can get back to grinding away at corporate jobs or steel mills.
98 Anonymous 2020-05-22T20:42:21
>>93 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterboxing_(filming) they added two black borders to simulate this effect.
99 Anonymous 2020-05-23T15:58:52
when you get down to it there is nothing bad you can do to a dead baby, since it's already dead
you could eat a dead baby and be in the clear morally
100 Anonymous 2020-05-24T04:26:37
Well, as long as it's your property.
101 Anonymous 2020-05-25T05:07:27 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Lots of people describe slow imageboards as "comfy", but honestly I think the exact opposite. The comfiest days of imageboards in my personal opinion, were the days when most mods would sign off for the night, and for night owls that meant post whatever you want. This was most fun on the nerdier boards on 4chan, like /co/. Pic related was an injoke people used to post when mods were out for the night. I think you can guess what those threads were about
103 Anonymous 2020-05-26T08:50:44
Working on it.
104 Anonymous 2020-05-27T14:17:03
Wow I need to check this place more often. That's real cool of you. I posted again the side thread for >>79 if that was you.
105 Anonymous 2020-05-28T11:25:44
Anyone get decision paralysis from all the type of hentai content in the world? Doujinshi and manga, eroge and nukige, images and CG sets, professional and amateur animation, non-VN games of all kind like RPGMaker games, Era games, 3D games, etc., audio...
106 Anonymous 2020-05-28T20:00:25
I'm a brave warrior who pushes past the confusion and just aims to slay everything in sight.
107 Anonymous 2020-05-29T18:41:42 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Trump wants to regulate/delete the internetz. I know a lot of people will freak out at this, but this means we can have secret clubs again. BBS will be our only way of communication (normal people will just communicate via cellphones)
Anonymous 2020-06-01T08:47:25
wants to remove something like article 230 which prevents content hosts from being responsible for things their users post.

Basically terrible for imageboards and requires more mods on big social media sites
Anonymous 2020-05-31T22:39:15
I haven't looked into what he wants to do a whole ton since I don't really care a whole lot about politics, but from what I understand the constitution is not on his side.

With that said, if trump really could regulate/delete the internet, it would be a very bad thing. Once the precedent of the government controlling the internet exists, there's nothing to stop them from doing the same for other technologies.
Anonymous 2020-05-30T02:05:14
this but less ironically
108 Anonymous 2020-05-30T05:24:44
It's funny how bad canadian cartoons that aired on Cartoon Network in the mid 2000s created a whole league of fart fetishist Gen Z-ers
109 Anonymous 2020-05-30T14:21:41
sheila broflovski predicted this
110 Anonymous 2020-06-02T19:06:31
Why did so many middle school kids think airhumping was funny in the 2000s
111 Anonymous 2020-06-02T21:12:47
>>110 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwl_wihgalk you mean this? maybe it's because their parents got angry at them when they sung the song
112 Anonymous 2020-06-04T00:24:12 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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In the western animation industry, everything that isn't a storyboard or a background is lumped under the vague label of "design", making it infuriating to figure out who actually drew what.

Pic related, it's a "design" (actually a layout) from Gumball.
113 Anonymous 2020-06-10T01:50:38
Why old Japanese people look like white people
114 Anonymous 2020-06-10T16:46:55
Crazy idea. Mecha anime combined with spirits. Humans are spirits the sentient mecha use to power themselves up. It's almost like the inverse of the traditional pilot-mecha relationship.
115 Anonymous 2020-06-10T20:28:37
Honestly people are fucked up, like really fucked in the head (for example their idea of justice)
But because society doesn't seem to give a damn about it they're not considered fucked up
You can't convince me not to be antisocial, even if the chances of me being charged as a criminal or being beat up by an angry mob for the most ridiculous reasons is small I'd rather not risk it
I'd rather die alone
Anonymous 2020-06-11T00:17:12
Everyone dies alone. Finding your people that will amuse you in daily life is really tough without resources. It's not good to think you're above others that much: for example your ideal romantic partner probably exists somewhere out there but doesn't prioritize that quest just like you don't. I'm not going to sell you false hope with which to hang yourself though. Most interesting people exist in salons/saloons in the big city so that you would have to move at least for a while.
Anonymous 2020-06-10T22:16:18
I think it's more that you can't get stabbed, and mostly can't get arrested over the internet.
Anonymous 2020-06-10T21:00:40
Your issue isn't that you hate people, it's that you haven't found the right people for you in meatspace yet. After all, if you truly did hate everybody, you wouldn't be posting here.

It might take a while, years even, but if you look hard enough, you're eventually going to find other people who're compatible with you.
116 Anonymous 2020-06-11T15:38:16
It's strange, I have a melancholy much bigger than any time I ever had one, yet I don't feel like talking about it. Strange indeed
117 Anonymous 2020-06-13T11:14:43
Why did hipsters have to make old video games and old monitors so expensive? eBay prices are so fucking insane these days, and thrift stores are a lost cause. I remember when you could buy the original Super Mario Bros for the NES for like 1 dollar at thrift stores
Anonymous 2020-06-14T11:13:32
The internet lowers the barrier for getting into the obscure. Now anyone can get into the mix courtesy of a gentle YouTube video introduction. A significant subset of people will never settle for emulation. It's these same people who are responsible for driving sales when something is first released instead of pirating it or waiting for the price to become cheaper. Nostalgia sells just like sex does.
Anonymous 2020-06-13T18:05:31
old things that are good are always expensive
118 Anonymous 2020-06-19T13:54:11
Is youtube's autocomplete ignoring certain worlds? I was searching for a song called "suicide" and it wouldn't show up until the whole word was typed in.
119 Anonymous 2020-06-20T02:15:10
>We don’t allow predictions associated with violent or gory content that's primarily intended to be shocking, sensational, or gratuitous.

>We don’t allow predictions that contain sexually explicit, obscene or vulgar language.
120 Anonymous 2020-06-21T10:17:20
even the "nigga" is censored
121 Anonymous 2020-06-21T20:21:27 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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122 McRambles a-lot 2020-06-22T04:33:01 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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This has been eating away at my mind for a while now; should I just give up ever trying to pitch an animated show to TV or "newage TV" streaming services like Netflix? I've been in circles where someone knew a powerful person that bugged [adult swim] into greenlighting a potential live action comedy series similar to Million Dollar Extreme's World Peace. And well, they didn't get the show obviously, but they did end up flying out to LA and talking to people at [as]. But this is just live action we're talking about, animation is completely different and I can imagine is a lot harder to sell to people that need to plan out how many episodes are scheduled to be made. [adult swim] is still the most willing to let internet "rookies" have their own shows, but even then the people that manage to get their passion projects greenlit have made tons of friendships/industry connections. Me being basically unsociable and white+penis, my chances of making friends with a lot of people in the industry are next to zero. Nicholas Walstrom is one person I can think of that's in a similar situation (diagnosed aspergers and really nerdy about animation), and in a podcast he's told a story about how a woman working at Stoopid Monkey Studios tattled on him and wanted him to be fired because he was being spergy and she got creeped out by him. Working in the animation industry seems like it would be a dream job full of passionate people that know their shit and have a more liberal mindset (not in the radical twitter leftist way), but it seems like every day someones trying to be the next Katie Rice/Robyn Byrd and probably #MeToo'ing an innocent guy with aspergers in the process. IIRC that happened to the creator of the CN show Clarence.
123 Anonymous 2020-06-22T18:27:33
US "animation" industry is a joke so you'd probably have to make it outside of that sphere if you really want to do something like that.
Anonymous 2020-06-22T22:24:55
Depends on what you mean but either way I disagree.
124 Anonymous 2020-06-22T22:19:40
The sorts of things you're describing can be applied to basically any industry where people work in an office. People have been throwing eachother under the bus for their own personal gain since the beginning of time. That's just how life is, and the sooner you learn to accept it the better.
125 Anonymous 2020-06-22T22:36:08
(an addendum to >>124)
Social media also tends to make things seem more frequent and severe than they are. If things really were the way twitter made them out to be, the animation industry, along with all of hollywood, would have completely fallen apart by the late 2010s.
126 Anonymous 2020-06-22T22:58:53
But it did.
Anonymous 2020-06-23T00:50:57
That's fair. Although personally, I don't think it's THAT bad. Good stuff still comes out, just not at the same frequently it used to. It's not like the 70s and early 80s where it was all awful.
Anonymous 2020-06-23T00:21:58
>but a slump in quality isn't the same as the entire industry catching fire and dying
To me, it is. I don't care if stuff is still being made if it isn't any good.
Anonymous 2020-06-22T23:30:08
It didn't though. US produced cartoons are still a thing and they're still profitable. Most of them aren't as good as what was being done in the 90s or 2000s, sure, but a slump in quality isn't the same as the entire industry catching fire and dying.

You need to get off mainstream social media. It's all wishful thinking and hyperbole.
127 Anonymous 2020-06-23T03:11:36
I've been out of the loop on modern cartoons; do comic book artists still have better ideas than cartoonists do
Anonymous 2020-06-23T21:32:59
Modern cartoons are nowhere near as good as they were in the 90s or 2000s, but they're also nowhere near as bad as they were in the 70s or 80s.
128 Anonymous 2020-06-23T07:42:47 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I was used as a political tool once, I'll never fall for it, hopefully, ever again.
I should be my own tool for myself.
Anonymous 2020-06-24T03:31:39
I don't know if you ever felt how it feels to discover that you've been used as a tool all this time. I feel like shit and that a lot of what I was following was a lie.
Sure some ideas may stick, but knowing that you've been used, and that the reward is something you may not even be striving for and is just a bunch of slogans and phrases, is filthy and terrible. I'm ashamed really
Anonymous 2020-06-23T21:43:14
Not being a political tool =/= not having any allies.
Anonymous 2020-06-23T07:43:36
forgot to say that it never pays off and getting the whole world against you when you have nothing to fight back is not an uphill battle, is punching a wall with bare fists
129 Anonymous 2020-06-24T12:35:13
I know it's preaching to the choir, but the way politics on the internet is handled is cancerous, and seems far too close to being an outright mental illness in some cases. People treat the process like a football game, and don't seem to have any serious principles or morals outside of owning the other team. It's sickening to when you realize it, and what's worse is how easy it is to fall in to such habits.

Correction people who are wrong on the internet turned out to be far more serious and damaging than anyone imagined.
130 Anonymous 2020-06-24T18:31:11
What for? Like gamergate?
Anonymous 2020-06-24T19:34:22
i swear to god if I ever hear something related to that again I will commit an act of terrorism and mention in the manifesto this place
131 Anonymous 2020-06-25T02:31:47
man I always thought these subthreads were garbo but it's reached the point where it's absolutely cancerous
Anonymous 2020-06-25T21:09:11
I hate the phrase "absolutly cancerous". It makes me thing of the type of people who post wojacks on twitter.

That aside, subthreads are kind of supposed to be like that. They're meant to contain replies that are either flame-bait, off-topic, or would otherwise derail the thread.
Anonymous 2020-06-25T05:50:12
Make some good threads 131-san, I'll contribute to them :3
133 Anonymous 2020-06-27T00:09:50
I've never understood why the standard in most Lisp-like languages is to just dump all the parenthesis at the end of each line.

For me at least, something like
(defvar a (read))

((= a 10)
(format t "a is 10")
((> a 10)
(format t "a is greater than 10")
((< a 20)
(format t " but less than 20")
((< a 10)
(format t "a is less than 10")
((> a -1)
(format t ", although it isn't negative")
(t (format t ". It's also negative"))

is way easier to both read and write than

(defvar a (read))

((= a 10)
(format t "a is 10"))
((> a 10)
(format t "a is greater than 10")
((< a 20)
(format t " but less than 20"))))
((< a 10)
(format t "a is less than 10")
((> a -1)
(format t ", although it isn't negative"))
(t (format t ". It's also negative")))))
Anonymous 2020-06-27T09:16:05
To me it's not out of place, but the divisions between sections doesn't seem as clear. Instead of looking at parenthesis I look at the negative space and know what belongs where
Anonymous 2020-06-27T08:59:12
I guess that's what you are used to, maybe coming from other languages. I learned Lisp (Scheme) from SICP, where the second is used, it feels to me natural and the other "out of place".
Anonymous 2020-06-27T00:54:46
it's such a pain
134 Anonymous 2020-06-27T21:14:27
Maybe you're just focusing too much on the parenthesis to begin with. If you have a half decent editor that can at least highlight matching parenthesis when your cursor goes over one then it's really not a problem.
The top one is only more "readable" if your goal is to make sure every parenthesis is in the right place. But that's not usually the readers goal.
If you're trying to understand what the code does then the bottom one is much more readable.
135 Anonymous 2020-06-29T05:19:18
Make use of square brackets in cond statments.
136 Anonymous 2020-07-01T07:52:14
Bizarre entries in Google's Japanese input dictionary. Jesus.
"gook Abe" "gook Chinkland" "fuck gooks" "Korea's shit-eating culture"
Anonymous 2020-07-01T21:50:58
go away
Anonymous 2020-07-01T19:42:46
Anonymous 2020-07-01T19:14:50
Please don't bring this sort of thing up.
137 Anonymous 2020-07-01T21:52:23
That actually helps a lot. I keep forgetting you can do that in lisp.
138 Anonymous 2020-07-07T22:13:19
I wonder if someone could make books using the sort of fabric you see used in clothing instead of paper.

Paper's an extremely delicate material; it rips apart if you tug on it too hard, it's really easy to crumple and almost impossible to smooth it back out, if you get it wet it basically melts, etc. I'm amazed there hasn't been more experimentation with other materials seeing how much paper sucks.
139 Anonymous 2020-07-10T00:20:52
I have entered a full anime anxiety crisis. I can't tell easily whether an anime will be worth my time or not, and I don't have the time or energy of my youth to mindlessly watch the seasonal schlock /a/ consumes just to fit in. I'd rather not spend even one hour watching something only to drop it. With live action movies it's much easier to tell whether I'll enjoy something or not, in fact I can't remember the last time I watched a movie I thought was a waste of my time.
141 Anonymous 2020-07-10T04:01:20
You're watching anime incorrectly. A show is only not worth watching if it's boring. If it's not boring, just enjoy the ride and find something to appreciate in everything you watch. If you've already watched quite a few things, you should be able to spot the things you would be interested in. If you're worried about "wasting time" watch short ovas that look interesting.
142 Anonymous 2020-07-10T15:24:21
In addition to what >>141 said, there's also a lot of great shorts. People don't talk about them as much, but I honestly think they're some of the best the medium has to offer (this also extends to the western industry by the way).
143 Anonymous 2020-07-11T05:26:38
Is there really a right way and a wrong way to watch anime? It's too bad that it isn't easy to find real people who share the same tastes. Consuming the shlock to build up one's capability to spot the things that interest them can be quite frustrating.
144 Anonymous 2020-07-11T19:35:22
Just use myanimelist. Look at the premise, look at the genre, look at the studio, and maybe look at some user reviews. Starting off with "entry-level" stuff that looks interesting and digging into recommendations is all you have to do.
145 Anonymous 2020-07-11T21:54:35
Just watch more anime, once you're familiar enough with the codes you can guess how most shows will play out in 2/3 episodes. Sometimes just the synopsis is enough even. Or just switch to manga since it reads faster
146 Anonymous 2020-07-13T08:22:30
Anime strikes me as a medium in which shows with unique premises can end up being borings slogfests and shows with generic premises can end up as interesting sleeper hits. Have you tried filtering shows by writer/director/studio association? It's not a method that's guaranteed to work 100% but it's usually a better bet than going into a show blind or based merely on it's genre.
147 Anonymous 2020-07-13T16:00:03
I'd call anime a style moreso than a medium, but you're right. I find that a lot of it comes down to pacing. Some shows are very tightly written and have something interesting happen every episode, while others are 90% filler with the important bits spread out inbetween.
149 Anonymous 2020-07-16T16:06:45
"anime" is not a style, jesus christ. And on top of that, whether 'important things' are happening or not matters a lot less than the overall direction.
Anonymous 2020-07-16T21:06:01
I disagee with the "unappealing" part. There's plenty of anime that look a hell of a lot like american cartoons (especially stuff for kids) yet people still like those shows. I think it's moreso technical things like character acting and staging.
Anonymous 2020-07-16T19:25:10
It wouldn't be like that if western cartoons were more appealing, and therefore wouldn't be seen as this wildly different thing.
Anonymous 2020-07-16T18:59:31
I'm guess I'm just kind of frustrated with the attitude anime fans take towards animation as an artform. I see a lot of people refer to anime as if it's this special exclusive thing separate from all other animation when it really isn't. It's just animation from japan.
Anonymous 2020-07-16T17:38:37
I suppose bande-dessinee annoys you too, right? 'Anime', of course, refers to animation from Japan but if you refer to it as a "style" that means it's not "animation from Japan", but rather a particular way of drawing, which is wrong. Using "cartoon" as a catch-all for animation is also wrong, as not all animation is "cartoons", and in fact 'cartoon' originally denoted a style of still illustrations which US animation draws from heavily (and in Japanese terminology, 'cartoon' as a loanword specifically refers to these).
Anonymous 2020-07-16T16:53:35
What is it then? Because if you think it's a separate medium from cartoons you're objectively wrong. Actually, the term "anime" itself annoys me a lot. It's just cartoons from Japan. It's the same deal as calling a comic a "graphic novel".
150 Anonymous 2020-07-17T19:02:37
It depends on the source material. Most light novels and their adaptations are like that. Interesting premise, boring execution.
151 Anonymous 2020-07-17T20:34:39
I have this deep hatred for people who are purists when it comes to art; the people who only like one subset of a medium and call everything else shit. You see it the most with anime fans and retro gamers, but it's not exclusive to them. Classic rock people, for example, tend to have this sort of mindset a lot.

The sort of thing I'm talking about is distinct from personal preference; if you only like music from the 90s and earlier that's fine. What I'm talking about is the people who make media consumption a religion. They're the type of people who constantly bang on about how the thing they like is the best and will take any opportunity they can to try and convince everyone else to agree with them.

If these people just shut up already I'd be a much happier man.
Anonymous 2020-07-18T15:22:55
That's not really what I mean.

What I take issue with is when people go to a site/board/thread dedicated to a topic they personally disapprove of, try to tell everyone why they're not allowed to like things, and then get surprised when they're told to fuck off.

If anything, it's a result of a lapse in gatekeeping. If westerners were better at shunning stupid people rather than engaging them, this wouldn't be an issue.
Anonymous 2020-07-18T12:02:45
Imagine if you can a world without gatekeeping.
152 Anonymous 2020-07-18T09:47:47
Mobile computing is kind of seen as a foregone conclusion, at least in the real of security advocates and tech enthusiasts. Too many people I associate with and read from fail to even mention mobile angles, or if they do it is disparagingly.

I can see the reasoning behind this: mobile networks and applications are designed such that you can't even avoid fingerprinting. It is not that your use of the network enables a fingerprint. Rather, a fingerprint is requisite. A mobile network subscriber card, a device registered with a network provider, an account in the app store with a saved credit card and email to facilitate updates and purchases. Non-optional adware and bloatware. To lock down a mobile device is not so simple as flipping some switches, disabling scripts and connecting to a VPN. All of these processes are arcane and buried in (inherently, perhaps purposefully) user-unfriendly mobile software. The operating system itself refuses to allow you to modify it beyond a certain basic point without explicitly enabling developer mode via manufacturer-specific rituals and with the aid of a PC. Application development is resource-intensive and there is a limited supply of mobile oriented developers, even the best of them handicapped by aforementioned conditions.

Even still. It's too easy to not recognize an opportunity in the mobile sphere. Mobile devices are the most accessible and common technology in the world today. They outnumber personal computers 3 to 1. There is a need for security and user-minded developers. There is a desire for such. However, the groundwork for an enthusiast mobile sphere is too messy. Jailbreaking and chip or ROM modding is exclusive to the tech savvy and often poorly documented or supported, despite the constantly changing techniques and technologies involved. Android, far and away the dominant mobile OS, has made installing apps not listed on their store next to impossible for the populace at large. Getting around this involves an even hairier process of sideloading or adjusting your preferred app store. Inspired mobile development is a seemingly fruitless endeavor.

I wonder about how this might be changed. More and more mobile carriers are locking phones to their service and we are lucky to have GSM support in many models. There are mobile network alternatives but those, too, have an impressive knowledge and infrastructure barrier to their implementation. To change these conditions would require a concerted effort. But it is absolutely imperative to the cause of digital freedom at large. I can't help but ponder a potential futures where every phone is unlocked, globally usable, able to take full advantage of mobile mesh technologies with every conceivable desktop application supporting a mobile operating system with minor adjustments. I hope and pray that the stigma against mobile devices can end, and real efforts made toward opening them up for the conscious user.
153 Anonymous 2020-07-19T16:12:40
For me, one of the most important qualities any work in any medium can have is density. For instance, I'd much rather play a two hour game where every second is fun than an eight hour one where it drags a bunch. If I'm not being engaged than my time is being wasted, and I hate having my time wasted.
154 Anonymous 2020-07-20T14:05:23
It's interesting how on the Japanese web there's virtually no presence of an IT crowd in otaku places whereas on the English web it feels like every other person has something to do with IT.
155 Anonymous 2020-07-20T19:08:45
Japan messed up with computer education from both academia and public interest
156 Anonymous 2020-07-20T23:41:47
I think it's because current western anime fans are far less reclusive and shy about what they watch, since anime is viewed as more acceptable now than before. It still bothers me hearing people brag about "waifus" and make looses references to e-hentai tags on big sites.
157 Anonymous 2020-07-21T00:16:20
Anime fans have the same issue that furries do; they spend so much time online and/or at cons talking to like-minded people that they grow to believe that the weird nerdy shit they do is normal, or at least more common than it is.
Anonymous 2020-07-21T03:46:02
I never said normal was good, just that 'core' anime fans like you are aren't.

As for everything after the first sentence, it looks like it was written by feeding /a/ posts into a bot.
158 Anonymous 2020-07-21T00:31:19
Normal is overrated. Normalfags have swarmed anime and a large section of "fans" now care more about the social aspect than the actual interest. They watch things just so they can talk about it, which is why they tend to ignore anything that isn't currently airing or continously super popular. On top of that they tend to bitch about loli and imouto stuff.
Anonymous 2020-07-22T15:05:42
And this affects you how?

The "normalfags" shouldn't affect you. They only watch shows like JoJo and MHA, which are already designed for casuals first and foremost, and they very rarely leave mainstream social media, so you don't need to interact with them anyway.

As for loli, people would take issue with that anyway, even if they didn't care about anime. There are very, VERY few countries as sexually liberal as Japan.
159 Anonymous 2020-07-21T01:49:29
I don't think that's what he was talking about. In Japan being an anime otaku isn't necessarily connected to PC otaku interests (anymore, that used to correlate more in the 90s and 2000s), whereas in the Anglosphere the biggest method of distribution of anime was online piracy.
160 Anonymous 2020-07-21T03:02:37 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I wish I could be 'worked to death' in the animation industry rather than being worked to death on a hot ass roof tearing off shingles all day. Seriously, if I could swap places with someone that gets to work on cartoons, even the most obscure pbs show no one knows about, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Why do selfish assholes always get my dreamjob goddamn it
161 Anonymous 2020-07-21T03:54:50
Start putting drawings up online and you're 90% of the way there. Studios only care about two things; a good portfolio, and the ability to work well with others.
162 Anonymous 2020-07-25T14:18:53 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I'm eager for Cyberpunk 2077 getting enough exposure and finally un-cooling vapor/synth stupids with their stupid grids and their stupid pink filters and their stupid purple smokescreens and their stupid vhs glitch effects. Gibson didn't envision cyberpunk as endless 1980s kitsch. Back when a Neuromancer film adaption was planned in the 90s and early 00s he noted that the one most suited for his vision was Chris Cunningham - whose work at the time was seen by people as highly ambitious and 'futuristic' - while 80s kitsch was considered just that, kitsch.
This is another thing which goes against the stupid revisionist claim that the 1980s were the last time when people were forward thinking and futuristic, and that everything since has been living in the shadow of the 1980s. Retards with little reference only thought so because 80s kitsch was this ~unique~ and ~weird~ style having the privilege of underexposure, while late 90s and early 00s characteristics were more or less still prominent and as such treated as everyday noise. Both of these have fallen under the "not as much" category luckily enough so things ought to revert sooner or later.
Anonymous 2020-07-25T17:14:06
You're putting way too much thought into this. People emulate 80s kitsch because it's a) recognizable and b) distinct from current aesthetic tastes. Nobody actually gives a shit about the decade itself.

The general aesthetics of the 90s and 2000s aren't really that far off from what we have now in the grand scheme of things. There's differences for sure, but not enough for a throwback to be interesting.
163 Anonymous 2020-07-27T22:08:11
And robust skill. I don't know if anon >>160 has any but I have none and am too old to get it.
164 Anonymous 2020-07-28T01:07:40
Unwanted language facts #1234: "fajita" is etymologically related to "fascism".
166 Anonymous 2020-07-28T05:57:24
It's not that simple, telling that anon lies like this is even more insulting than telling him he'll never get a job on cartoons. The truth is even getting a storyboarding job isn't as simple as "here's my gallery of deviantart fanfics I've made over the years, now hire me CN". It's a lot more disgusting and cliquey, and it pretty much always has been except now the higher up artists (especially the political ones on twitter) all have a savior complex and only want to hire artists they like. If you make it obvious you're just networking with them they will never except you. You need to have friends to make cartoons, which is why so many cartoons look the same nowadays, because they're all made by a clique of friends. Maybe someday the animation industry will have some big creative shift again, once the people that eat up the garbage CN shits out get bored of it like everyone else, all it takes is one creative guy to make an original cartoon and then people will start craving cartoons that dont suck. But since TV is on its way out the door and streaming services are "the future", things will probably get a lot weirder. Just know that, things will never be as simple as "Nickelodeon hires the guy that made JTHM" or "girl makes a flash cartoon and gets picked up by nick" ever again. [adult swim] gives you the option to pitch a show to them on their website but even those guys can't be trusted anymore.
167 Anonymous 2020-07-28T06:29:12
Seeing this talk about the how bad the animation industry is makes me think about how the fine/high art industry is. I wonder how hard it is to make it big inside the high art world. It seems like you get a lot more freedom since art in it doesn't (and is actually encouraged not to) appeal to a popular audience. Also high artists are weird as hell. I wonder if getting your art into a big museum like moma are something is similarly cliquey.
170 Anonymous 2020-07-28T13:30:25
Contemporary art in particular is a huge money laundering circlejerk whose ultimate retort to criticism (be it casual or analytical) is "you just don't get it"
Anonymous 2020-07-29T00:44:53
>money laundering
And that's how I know you get all of your opinions from youtube videos.
Anonymous 2020-07-28T14:36:23
And here we have an example of a guy who clearly doesn't get it.
171 Anonymous 2020-07-28T14:35:33
I'm sure you've just got to find a wealthy patron. Contrary to what most people think, Michelangelo died a rich man while pretending he was a starving artist.
172 Anonymous 2020-07-28T18:56:44
I feel kind of boring. The people I connect with all seem to be up to something interesting, i.e. gaming, drawing, other forms of creation, but I'm just here sitting and watching, either learning online or fiddling around with my computer. I'm not a very good gamer, but I am pretty bored. What is there to do?
173 Anonymous 2020-07-28T19:53:33
try being happy
174 Anonymous 2020-07-28T23:33:44
175 Anonymous 2020-07-29T00:42:06
>You need to have friends to make cartoons, which is why so many cartoons look the same nowadays, because they're all made by a clique of friends

I've worked in animation before, and while nepotism is definitely a thing, it's not as if the industry is impenetrable like you think it is. Tons of people get into the industry for their work, you just need to make something that catches the eye of a showrunner.

> Maybe someday the animation industry will have some big creative shift again, once the people that eat up the garbage CN shits out get bored of it like everyone else, all it takes is one creative guy to make an original cartoon

That's not really how it works. Creative shifts occur gradually as new generations enter the industry. For example, people attribute a lot of the way modern cartoons are to Adventure Time, but even if Adventure Time never came out we would've still got Regular Show, Gumball, and Uncle Grandpa, all of which were pitched and/or in development before Adventure Time aired.

Likewise, there was no singular show that brought about the late-80s animation renascence. Everyone agreed that what was being done before was bad, so they just kind of started doing stuff that wasn't that.

>and then people will start craving cartoons that dont suck

People still enjoy modern cartoons even though the old ones are still available, so I doubt that they'd stop enjoying them if something new came along.

>Just know that, things will never be as simple as "Nickelodeon hires the guy that made JTHM" or "girl makes a flash cartoon and gets picked up by nick" ever again.

That sort of thing slowed down because the whole indie scene kind of died out by ~2013. When's the last time you saw people drawing fanart for a web series? (pilots like Hazbin Hotel don't count)

With that said, Rick and Morty, one of the biggest cartoons around today, started out as a web cartoon.

>[adult swim] gives you the option to pitch a show to them on their website but even those guys can't be trusted anymore.

No network should ever be "trusted". TV execs are always trouble.

By the way, this post isn't intended to "prove you wrong" per-say, since a lot of what you say is actually based in truth. It's just a lot less black and white than you seem to think it is.
176 Anonymous 2020-07-29T15:59:43
A lot of people these days are more about aesthetics than creating art. You can be one of the good curators rather than a bad one.
177 Anonymous 2020-07-30T01:43:33
I wish full-on web animated series were a thing again. The only way to make internet cartoons financially viable these days is to either make storytime stuff or do parodies.

Don't get me wrong; there's plenty of great stuff being done today, and from a purely technical standpoint a lot of it is better than ever. I just miss the days when people would try to make their own "anime" on newgrounds.
178 Anonymous 2020-07-30T05:50:31
>Likewise, there was no singular show that brought about the late-80s animation renascence.

Most of those shows people remember fondly were animated by Japanese studios. The two biggest problems with the animation industry are that art students aren't expected to know how to draw from life and be good draftsmen anymore and the economy of America isn't suited for it. It's all a fucking joke. The future of animation is in ai. Only when single people or small teams can make substantial lengths of animation within a relatively small budget and time period will decent animation be viable in the west, loli porn and all.
181 Anonymous 2020-07-30T18:38:31 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>Most of those shows people remember fondly were animated by Japanese studios

By the time cartoons started getting good again, very few shows would have been done entirely in Japan. American cartoons also started putting a ton of emphasis on western-drawn layouts and model sheets and style guides by that time, so there really wouldn't have been a ton of creative input from the eastern studios by that point anyway. If you were a Japanese animator and you added any of your own style to the show, you'd get yelled at for it (unless you worked at TMS, but they were a weird exception).

>The two biggest problems with the animation industry are that art students aren't expected to know how to draw from life and be good draftsmen anymore and the economy of America isn't suited for it

It's been like that for decades. I'll bet a lot of your favorite childhood cartoons were made by people who couldn't really draw all too great.

I'll argue that you don't need to be a great draftsman to make good art, you just need to know how to tell stories with it. Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of anime and manga, was a pretty mediocre artist, but he was also a fantastic storyteller, so everyone loved him.

Also, a lot of the people who draw the simple style that's popular today actually *can* do more detailed stuff, they just prefer not to. For instance, Ian Jones-Quarty, the creator of OK KO, was an artist on Venture Bros and did stuff like pic related.

>The future of animation is in ai.

Maybe. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. I guess it's not hugely different from outsourcing when it comes to creative input, but I don't really like the idea of art drawn by a computer.

>Only when single people or small teams can make substantial lengths of animation within a relatively small budget and time period will decent animation be viable in the west

It already is though; we have ToonBoom. Once you've made a rig, you can make it do whatever you want for nothing. Even lipsync is taken care of for you. For this very reason, a good chunk of the shows done in ToonBoom and similar programs actually have animation done in the west.

As for why we don't see more small scale indie stuff, I honestly think it's mostly cultural. Americans tend to think of things in terms of "big budget things that matter, and low budget garbage that doesn't". If we could just change this mentality, we would see an explosion of great content produced for cheap.

>loli porn and all.

What an odd marker for quality. Don't get me wrong; I like kinky shit too, and the west definitely needs a bigger cartoon porn scene, but I wouldn't call it high art (although you can have high art porn, but that's beside the point).

Again though, the lack of porn is mostly cultural. The talent is here, Americans are just too afraid of sex to do anything with it.
Anonymous 2020-07-30T21:34:27
Also, as an addendum to this, the situation with art schools is weird. Contrary to popular belief, they still teach the same classical knowledge and techniques that they always have been. When it comes to the instruction itself they're fantastic.

The issue is that their standards are too low. They let basically anyone in who pays well enough and won't really fail anyone unless they fuck up real bad. You end up with a bunch of crappy artists getting way further than they should, giving art schools the shitty reputation they have.

The only thing that art schools need to do to be better is to fail people more. That's literally it.
182 Anonymous 2020-07-30T21:58:35
I think the notion of "high art" has always been silly. Like calling things "childish" vs "mature". Really, what's the difference between adults and children fundamentally? Adults are just as petty, just as self-centered and just as hedonistic. Adults are essentially children who just wanted to fit in society because they learned to fear social rejection.

An analogy similar to the naked emperor can be made. The emperor is only naked in so far as the consensus is that he is naked - if not, then for all intents and purposes the emperor is just wearing his stylish new clothes.
183 Anonymous 2020-07-30T22:30:40
I think we should just outright kill the linear quality meme.

If two works are completely different in tone, style, demographic, etc. then you shouldn't even begin to compare them. What makes a good shonen anime is completely different from what makes a good cartoon sitcom, what makes a good 2D platformer is completely different from what makes a good RTS, and what makes a good prog rock song is completely different from what makes a good rap.
184 Anonymous 2020-07-30T22:46:03 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>unless you worked at TMS, but they were a weird exception

Weird exception or not, many of the shows cited as examples of the best western animation were done by them like animanicas and batman the animated series.
>I'll bet a lot of your favorite childhood cartoons were made by people who couldn't really draw all too great

I was born after the year 2000 and had a computer. My childhood favorites were anime. I don't revere stuff I liked as a kid either and being liked by kids really isn't indicative of quality. Good art may not be necessary for good story-telling, but animation is a visual medium and there's at least a correlation between the quality of the two. Japan has expanded far beyond hammy 70s stuff, while in the west only every once in a blue moon something better than average is allowed to be made. The sheer volume of decent anime that has been made and continues to be made is staggering.

>they just prefer not to

I don't buy that almost everybody is happy making things as ugly as ok ko and are not interested in doing something more ambitious on a regular basis. Budget restraints and demographic restrictions are obviously also a factor. This "everything is subjective man" shit really gets under my skin. Good craftmanship is a real thing and not respecting it and pursuing it is the plague that's killing art.

>we have ToonBoom

I highly doubt you can make something like the first season of one punch man with toonboom. A computer that can draw inbetween frames with the same skill as a human being is the only way I can see for people to escape a suffocating, prudish culture where everything is about money, ugliness is preferred and mediocrity is praised. Loli is indicative of the right mindset for robust, quality animation output because it's all about freedom and aesthetic worship. Something like the Daicon IV opening animation was produced by college students without any help from computers. Almost 40 years later and where are we now?

>The production facility for Daicon IV was in a dedicated studio in a building called the Hosei Kaikan that was owned by a textile union. Takeda defined it as a literal anime sweatshop, the building was shut down at 9:00 pm and a majority of the staff would be locked inside and working through the night without air conditioning. The Daicon IV film officially credits a production crew of twelve people. Hiroyuki Yamaga directed the production of Daicon IV with Hideaki Anno and Takami Akai as animation directors. Toru Saegusa did the artwork and the animations were done with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Mahiro Maeda, Norifumi Kiyozumi; additional animation was provided by Ichiro Itano, Toshihiro Hirano, Narumi Kakinouchi, Sadami Morikawa, Kazutaka Miyatake.
185 Anonymous 2020-07-31T00:05:14
I was going to address this point by point again, but I honestly think it'd be better if I just went with the broad strokes for this one

My unironic advice is that if you don't like American cartoons, don't watch them. Because they're never going to go in a direction you actually like.

Even if they increased greatly in quality, to the point where every show is on par with the best of what Disney and Warner Bros were doing in the 90s, and with all of the animation being done frame by frame entirely in-house , you still wouldn't like them, because you just don't like cartoons.

The type of animation you want is something that Americans don't really want to make or watch. Try brining up loli porn to some guy on the street and see how he reacts.

I'm not saying you're wrong for only wanting anime; there's a lot of places where I personally agree that the western industry should be more like the eastern one. My point is more that it's not going to happen, the only way it could happen is if US culture completely changed, and if you live in the US you should work on moving out because you're never going to be happy here.
186 Anonymous 2020-07-31T01:48:19 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I know there's other people in the US who share my preferences. My hope is that technology makes the entertainment industry obsolete. Even VAs will be replaceable. When that happens, no guy on the street will matter.
Anonymous 2020-07-31T02:13:25
I know they exist too, but they're a small minority, small enough that loli is mostly shunned. I honestly feel sorry for you, because American culture isn't nice to sexual minorities, even when it pretends to be.

As for AI, I'm mixed on it. If it's used to make art easier I'm fine with it. Where I get uncomfortable is when we get to the point where it can do everything on its own. Art is about expression, and once you cross the line where there's literally no human involvement it becomes meaningless.

Sidethreadding because I think the discussion has run its course. I feel like we've both said what we needed to say and both understand eachother
187 Anonymous 2020-07-31T16:48:19
To add to this, imagine a fanservice show for fans of a specific toy line. Would you recommend it to people who aren't fans of the specific toy line? Most likely not, because it likely has no merit beyond the fanservice. But it does its job, that is it satisfies that specific urge for fanservice related to the toy line.
188 Anonymous 2020-07-31T17:39:51
Quality is much more complex than people like to think it is. Objective appeal is definitely a thing, but at the same time, there's also many different ways something can be appealing, some of which are mutually exclusive.

The big eyes, big heads, small noses, delicate features and coy acting cute appeal used in both Anime and American animated movies is the exact opposite of the small heads, strong jaws, well-defined musculature and stoic "heroic" appeal used in greek sculptures and older American comic books, yet they're both very appealing art styles.

Ultimately, I don't think that the question should be "what is quality?", it should be "why is this quality?". You should only analyze something once you've already formed an opinion on it.
189 Anonymous 2020-08-02T19:36:04
What is with the Japanese and mansions owned by evil characters?
190 Anonymous 2020-08-03T02:54:15 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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My ultimate goal in life is to make well animated gay furry porn. Once I've accomplished that I can die happy.
191 Anonymous 2020-08-04T18:14:28
You ever read a mystery novel?
192 Anonymous 2020-08-04T22:48:35
No, the trope can't be that common in mystery novels right?
193 Anonymous 2020-08-04T23:57:23
They are a very prominent part of the genre. If I were to hazard a guess as to why, it's probably because it lets you put a small set of characters in a large area without having it feel weird that they're the only ones there.

That aside, I think the reason you noticed it in Japanese media specifically that Japanese storytelling tends to be very openly trope-y, making it easier to notice things like this.
194 Anonymous 2020-08-06T21:10:36
I hate parents that overdiscipline there kids.

Growing up, the kids who got into the most trouble were the ones with the strictest parents. I had one friend in paticular who would always get her DS taken away, so her response was to find where her parents hid it and take it back.

Constant punishment doesn't teach kids to act better, it just teaches them to get better at avoiding consequence.
195 Anonymous 2020-08-07T03:32:07
I don't like parents, but I really hate bad ones even if they have the best of intentions.
196 Anonymous 2020-08-07T19:45:48
>They are a very prominent part of the genre. If I were to hazard a guess as to why, it's probably because it lets you put a small set of characters in a large area without having it feel weird that they're the only ones there.

This is part of it, but the most important part of it is that it's a closed circle. It limits your possible suspects, and guides the reader towards figuring out who it is without the easy out (for both the reader and the author) of "well, it wasn't any of these people".
197 Anonymous 2020-08-10T04:41:44 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I love moths
199 Anonymous 2020-08-14T05:21:26
Would Jojo's Bizarre Adventure count as a surrealist action cartoon? If not, what would a legit surrealist action cartoon look like?
Furthermore, what would a Dadaist action cartoon look like? Should such a thing even exist?
200 Anonymous 2020-08-14T05:46:38
201 Anonymous 2020-08-14T06:38:56
it probably was influenced by surrealism when you look at the art, but overall the storyline is relatively orthodox. I imagine a surrealist cartoon would be more lolrandumb, like Milky Holmes mixed with Jojo and Dead Leaves or something.
>what would a Dadaist action cartoon look like?

like horseshit
202 Anonymous 2020-08-14T06:59:04
Max fleisher made literal surrealist cartoons back in the early 20th century. They're all have these weird non-plots where shit just kind of happens for the sake of it.

As for dada, I'd probably say the closest equivalent is those 3D shitpost animations you see on YouTube where characters T-pose everywhere.
203 Anonymous 2020-08-17T23:53:09 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I think wall scrolls are a really nifty way of putting art in even small rooms. I grabbed four landscape scrolls recently, and they have nice to have. It's unfortunate that outside of Asian paintings, other wall scrolls are commonly seasonal anime, or seasonal anime pin-ups.
I've been thinking about making some custom ones for myself.
204 Anonymous 2020-08-18T01:14:35
>I've been thinking about making some custom ones for myself.

Sounds like a good idea. Go for it.
205 Anonymous 2020-08-18T13:43:32
What about tapestries? I was going to make a joke about hanging up dakimakura covers. Rugs add a lot of character to a room, too. If you know who sysadmin is, people usually compliment his Umineko “paintings,” but they’re just framed printed canvasses.
206 Anonymous 2020-08-19T14:12:54 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I was thinking about that one upon a time before I grabbed some scrolls, but I hadn't considered it again recently. They seem pretty big and can be used to cover a wall or two, so I may grab one I think looks neat too. I don't have much room in my room, so I can't get too wild with decor, but I wanted something to help make my little rental as comfy as possible. Been recovering from a nasty mix of burnt out, stress and depression, and I want to get my mood as high up as possible.
207 Anonymous 2020-08-20T09:08:14 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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>was going to make a joke about hanging up dakimakura covers

really adds a nice flair to a room
208 Anonymous 2020-08-20T12:44:17 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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That feel when you have over 100 accumulated browser tabs open in private mode and your browser crashes and you lose it all
Why do I do this to myself every time
209 Anonymous 2020-08-20T20:15:28
I have similar problems, bookmarking hundreds of things, opening hundreds of tabs, downloading hundreds of things, writing hundreds of reminders, etc. and of course it's all unsorted so it's for naught.
210 Anonymous 2020-08-21T11:55:51
I've got:
* over 150000 unsorted images. Help me God.
* roughly 3500 flash files, mostly unsorted.
* 463 bookmarks, all unsorted.
* 236 tabs, some of them first opened over 5 years ago.
And of course, a stack of around 50 sheets of paper on my desk, reminding me of things to do, books to read, and files to sort.

I do the exact same thing, but periodically dump all the open tabs into my bookmarks as reminders to get back to them in case anything crashes. I never do. Occasionally I just go and delete large chunks of bookmarks. I never end up deleting anything important, since I don't know what most of it is anyways, and there's no chance I'll ever get around to actually checking it after all these years.
211 Anonymous 2020-08-21T19:44:46
That room would be pretty impressive if it belonged to a Western otaku. I wonder what his shower curtains look like...
We could be friends if our shared habit of playing browser Russian roulette is anything to go by. I have lost twice in recent months though add electricity fluctuations during storms and Windows updates to the list of causes. Oh well it was mostly porn anyway. It's too bad I'll never be part of a working group to brush through all these links with a fine-tooth comb.
212 Anonymous 2020-08-23T00:56:34
I find it amazing that, in a lot of ways, insects like ants, bees and termites are much more civilized creatures than humans.

A lot of things humans have had to learn manually over the course of millennia are built right into the insects' DNA. If we experienced a major world-wide disaster, it'd set us back thousands of years. But termites would just start building new mounds, same as they ever have.
213 Anonymous 2020-08-23T23:14:41
At least one British observer remarked the Chinese are the most civilized people in the entire world.
214 Anonymous 2020-08-25T20:06:42
You always see fangames and discussion surrounding them, but where are all the fancomics? Not counting the porn ones obviously.
215 Anonymous 2020-08-26T17:15:47
There's volumes upon volumes of doujin manga, ero or not. I don't know what you mean.
216 Anonymous 2020-08-26T18:59:12
Yes but where are the translations? Where are the discussions surrounding them?
217 Anonymous 2020-08-26T19:45:31
Translations are anywhere else you'd find doujinshi/manga. Discussion, I don't know.
218 Anonymous 2020-08-26T21:14:10
I don't know why people get so pissy about the "free to play game with cosmetic DLC" thing. Methinks its the best possible model a game can have. The devs can still make money off their game while you the player have access to what is essentially the full experience for free. It's a win-win.
219 Anonymous 2020-08-27T00:41:53
i think the hardliners are against the f2p model
220 Anonymous 2020-08-27T07:45:09
The full experience being, by necessity... centralised game server matchmaking tedium. All so nobody can start an UNLICENSED PIRATE SERVER where they can pretend they have my awesome knife texture.
221 Anonymous 2020-08-28T09:16:12
The illusion of reality starts dissolving when you aren't sleeping
222 Anonymous 2020-08-29T00:23:02
Debates are really useless. I don't think I've yet seen anyone change their minds, or even be shamed in to silence, because they lost a debate. They just keep the same beliefs and yell them louder to compensate.
223 Anonymous 2020-08-29T04:36:19
A lot of it comes from their real time nature. A debate tests how good the participants are at thinking on their feet and taking advantage of the situation, not their ability to think in general. It's hard to fully think your arguments through, and easy to let your emotions get the best of you and start slipping up.

I also think that the shame of "losing" has a lot to do with it. Accepting that you were wrong about something shouldn't be shameful.
224 Anonymous 2020-08-29T07:21:39
I think debates are more for the benefit of viewers than to convince either person arguing.
225 Anonymous 2020-08-29T20:28:47
That's not really the point of a debate. You can win a debate with not just logos but also ethos and pathos. Ultimately people believe in their intuition and attempt to reason back from that.
226 Anonymous 2020-08-29T23:30:51
The skirt swooshes in the Nitijou animation opening.
227 Anonymous 2020-08-31T02:12:28
Nano has a strong skirt swoosh too.
228 Anonymous 2020-08-31T21:47:23
Learning Lisp ruined other languages for me. Every time I use special syntax in a language like Python I feel like I'm committing some sort of sin.
Anonymous 2020-09-01T10:41:40
write everything on the same line and it feels just like home
229 Anonymous 2020-09-01T05:49:54
Just learned about transparent select in MS Paint. This changes everything.
230 Anonymous 2020-09-01T21:07:50
I have over 2000 tabs open.

I can't recover from an accident last year in which I caused my PC to be destroyed. I didn't care about most of the hardware except for my HDDs which were my entire life.
The stuff I collected was my own little world, and it was the only thing that made my shit life somewhat bearable.
Without my files I'm nothing, without them I can't do anything.
I've been living like a vegetable for a year now. My computer was the only thing that kept me alive. I can't describe the emptiness. I can't take it anymore.
231 Anonymous 2020-09-02T02:08:59
That's quite a lot. This is why people need 128GB of RAM. I'm amazed you can even get that far without crippling crashes.

It's a shame you did not have backups. I'm not as much of a hoarder as you, but I would have felt a similar loss. I'm really living on borrowed time to move all my text into the cloud. I wonder what kind of data manipulator you are.
232 Anonymous 2020-09-02T18:01:56
Why does everyone act as web animation is dead?

It's not like it isn't a thing anymore. There's just as many if not more animation channels on YouTube than there were in the 2000s, and they get pretty high subscriber and view counts. Guys like Sr Pelo and Cas van de Pol are super popular. Sure, YouTube doesn't pay very well anymore but that's what patreon is for.

The web has been the future for western animation since the mid-2000s and that's not changing any time soon.
233 Anonymous 2020-09-03T08:18:00
>>230 What happened?
234 Anonymous 2020-09-04T21:27:17
How low are one's balls supposed to hang? I ask because I'm afraid mine might be too low.
235 Anonymous 2020-09-06T22:48:23
Heyuri's owner doxxed himself after being threatened to be doxxed and his staff have turned against him. The website is currently dead after the owner wiped everything because of the massive spam attacks.
236 Anonymous 2020-09-07T06:10:22
why did he even need a staff
it's not like anyone posted there
Verniy 2020-09-11T04:37:05
His manager brought along his goons and tempted him with the honey of popularity
Anonymous 2020-09-07T17:40:51
It didn't help that his manager was way more experienced than him.
237 Anonymous 2020-09-10T21:48:04
I lost all my tabs, again.
238 Anonymous 2020-09-10T23:34:25
time to start saving tabs on the cloud
239 Anonymous 2020-09-11T16:28:22
Saving stuff on other people's computers is not such a bad idea if it's unimportant yet something you want access to years down the line.
240 Anonymous 2020-09-11T19:30:07
On the internet, there's always the option to not engage in discussion
Even if you already engaged, it's never too late to disengage.
241 Anonymous 2020-09-12T14:42:15 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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once i engage i wont stop until they fall off their horse
242 Anonymous 2020-09-12T19:01:23
I wish western nerds respected authors in the same way eastern otaku do. Westerners think of creatives as these magical content pumps that exist solely to please them, which is a very shitty, unbalanced way to look at things.

Artists, writers, filmmakers, game devs, all put in way more effort to make something than you do to consume it, and they deserve recognition for the effort they put in. I'm not saying they need the level of reverence that a doctor or surgeon does, but you should at least appreciate that they did a thing that you didn't/couldn't.

I think it comes back to the artlessness of westerners (esp. Americans) in general. The only medium people kind of respect here is literature, and even then most people don't give a shit about it.
243 Anonymous 2020-09-12T23:25:23
> I think it comes back to the artlessness of westerners (esp. Americans) in general. The only medium people kind of respect here is literature, and even then most people don't give a shit about it.

This is a prime irony, given that Americans consume an absurd level of entertainment. We see illustration plastered nearly everywhere, Netflix is a given, Music is massive, and if you count Video Games as art (I do personally), it's one of the biggest industries around period. But despite all that, Americans treat the people who make these things as having little worth, people to be used, abused, and then tossed away.
But then again, is sometimes seems like only business men are regarded as worth in America, so maybe that's par for the course?
245 Anonymous 2020-09-14T01:54:15
people need to know what's good for them and just lay low sometimes
246 Anonymous 2020-09-14T02:28:50
Why was my reply to this >>233 post deleted?
Anonymous 2020-09-14T02:43:28
Sympathy whoring and self depreciation.
Associating your name with nothing good, but negative emotions.

Use a site I don't run for that.
247 Anonymous 2020-09-14T02:49:37
OK, I'll leave. You're a piece of shit.
Anonymous 2020-09-14T03:28:18
And put the number in the options field newfag
V 2020-09-14T03:26:03
My team on kissu say that I should have put it like this "you're doing no good for yourself", but they're overall less than happy about how I'm being insensitive.
248 Anonymous 2020-09-14T06:14:21
What happened?
Anonymous 2020-09-16T19:24:48
RIP Lolico
Anonymous 2020-09-15T00:54:51
I don't have anything against him and am more on his side than anything. I get unfiltered when I stop considering other people's feelings.
Anonymous 2020-09-14T19:11:20
I think I'm probably the only one who feels sorry for Lolico.
Anonymous 2020-09-14T08:07:05
Heyuri admin(the first) constantly painting a target over his head by bringing up his position as an ex moderator. This ends up creating collateral damage. Using your position to get replies is bad taste and can cause schizos to take interest in a site.
250 Anonymous 2020-09-17T12:04:07
I recently started learning how to draw and only now grasp how hard drawing actually is. I find myself hesitating to criticize artists whose drawings are 1/3rd competent (for example an artist whose figures display a mostly correct understanding of anatomy and proportion, the wrinkles on the clothing seem OK, the colors combine well, yet the figures feel stiff and the facial expressions look derpy and the hands and feet look pudgy and there is barely any shading going on, etc.) and are clearly slowly "on their way" to total competence but are struggling. I feel bad, like criticizing them would be a spit in the face as they themselves are likely aware of what's wrong with their drawings.
251 Anonymous 2020-09-17T21:26:56
People don't appreciate how hard it is to create.

If you put in the effort to create something and made an honest attempt to make it the best you could, then you deserve respect for it. Making something even mediocre is way harder than people think it is.
252 Anonymous 2020-09-19T02:13:52
Honestly man, 2020 hasn't been any better or worse for me than usual.
Anonymous 2020-09-23T12:34:19
bruh, who gives a fuck we got smudge the cat :poggers:
Anonymous 2020-09-20T18:46:04
this didn't age well, longcat just fucking died ;-;
253 Anonymous 2020-09-22T20:43:32
I dislike when people start new threads just to shitpost. It clogs up the board with a bunch of nonsense that nobody's going to reply to and bumps actual threads off the board.
Anonymous 2020-09-23T22:19:06
Are you guys forgetting 4chan-x advertised 4taba along with kissu?
Anonymous 2020-09-23T21:17:14
Huh? There's less shitpost threads now than before. The cool /jp/ kids left elsewhere even before the original taba died.
Anonymous 2020-09-23T12:35:31
Thank nu-admin for posting this board on kissu unaware his userbase is aids
254 Anonymous 2020-09-23T16:10:27
I think it's unfair to compare Smash to the likes of Tekken or Street Fighter. Smash might be a game about fighting, but it plays nothing like a fighting game. That's not to say it's worse or even that it's less competitive, it's just a very different type of game that requires a very different skillset to be good at.
255 Anonymous 2020-09-27T21:51:26
I feel lonely because I'm an unorthodox individual, like a jack-of-all-trades but character wise. I never really fit in completely anywhere, I'm always like a social chameleon showing one color but not others out of fear of rejection which can be predicted a mile away. I now understand why I as a child fantasized about cloning myself.

I wonder how many people are out there like me?
256 Anonymous 2020-09-28T10:44:27

in a group of normal people, I'm strange. in a group of weirdos I'm normal
257 Anonymous 2020-09-29T06:28:40
It sucks to be in between. Same thing if you're a midwit.
258 Anonymous 2020-09-30T19:41:08
Beginning to understand that strange consumerist mindset. Work feels completely unrewarding when you spend the money on nothing at all.
259 Anonymous 2020-10-06T01:59:25
Modern internet "trolls" annoy me, mostly because they're not actual trolls, they're just right-wing millennials who misuse dated 4chan lingo. What ever happened to just fucking with people because it's funny? Why's everything need to be so moralized?
Anonymous 2020-10-08T10:08:42
kiwifarm and co are atrocious, they're huge moralfags
Anonymous 2020-10-06T21:49:14
Anonymous 2020-10-06T03:26:04
You mean like kiwifarms and stalking mentally challenged people
260 Anonymous 2020-10-08T10:21:54
I think there's still people doing that, but they're younger and they do it on a different medium. Like I remember hearing about people streaming porn in unprotected zoom conferences and maybe some other stuff on tiktok or whatever websight kids use these days
261 Anonymous 2020-10-08T21:53:58
There is not a single word I despise more than "dork", especially, it gets on my nerves when it's used in an endearing why. Example: "I love these two dorks". I hate it.
262 Anonymous 2020-10-08T21:56:18
Of course I just made a fool of myself.
263 Anonymous 2020-10-08T22:25:55
No need to worry, you're among fellow fools here. :^)
264 Anonymous 2020-10-08T23:17:29
I find it annoying but don't know why. I felt similarly about people describing anime characters as autistic in the past when I browsed 4chan, like the "please be patient I have autism" meme.
265 Anonymous 2020-10-09T16:11:38
I hate when people randomly bump a bunch of old threads for no reason. It's disruptive. If you're going to bump a thread, please just bump one at a time.
266 Anonymous 2020-10-10T15:21:18 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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At the end of the day burned out and mentally receded oldfags are no different than newfags larping as oldfags.
267 Anonymous 2020-10-10T20:56:49
People in general care too much about who and not enough about what.
268 Anonymous 2020-10-10T22:43:58
Have you noticed how internet users are losing touch with reality? The other day someone called futanari vanilla. In what universe do they live in?
269 Anonymous 2020-10-11T15:57:20
Whenever you get too deep into a subject, which often happens in online communities devoted to certain things, you forget what was ever considered "normal." I've noticed this happening with myself with my interest in music. There are some albums that I might consider to be pretty easy to listen to, without considering that to the majority of people these albums are incredibly strange an experimental. Easy examples of this are Death Grips and 100 gecs, which, while I don't like these bands that much, are experimental bands that have had pretty high exposure to normal people who don't waste their life listening to experimental music all day. It was a bit of a wake up call when I saw the completely averse reactions to what I thought was just essentially slightly weird pop music (though death grips can get pretty strange). Also, some albums I might consider to be very surface level and a basic album to know about in a music community might be also incredibly unknown to the general population.
Anonymous 2020-10-22T08:02:48
4/mu/ is the Billboard for hipster teen culture.
270 Anonymous 2020-10-15T16:19:02
It's pretty amazing how little manga has changed since Osamu Tezuka. Pretty much everything done after him is merely a permutation of his style.
271 Anonymous 2020-10-15T20:40:00
Gekiga is highly distinctive from Tezuka, in fact the whole point of it was to be in opposition to Tezuka.
272 Anonymous 2020-10-15T21:45:33
They branched off pretty far in their own direction, but they're still part of the same tree. It's not like graphic novels (the movement's western counterpart), where they have basically nothing to do with mainstream comics. Gekiga still have a lot of traits that are very recognizably "manga" that came from Tezuka.

With that said, I don't think it's a bad thing. Tezuka was a fantastic artist and storyteller. He got imitated for a reason.
273 Anonymous 2020-10-16T17:23:29
It annoys me how much people reference 1984, mostly because I know with a high degree of certainty that a) it's the only dystopian novel they know of, and b) they've never actually read it.

It especially annoys me when people compare the way things are now to 1984. Save for places like North Korea and (to a much lesser extent) China, the modern world is a lot closer to Bradbury than it is Orwell.
274 Anonymous 2020-10-16T21:48:54
It's Huxleyan, innit?
275 Anonymous 2020-10-17T11:08:10
I thought the modern world was more like Brave New World.
276 Anonymous 2020-10-18T06:04:45
I don't get why there's people who think that Geno's going to somehow make it into Smash. He's only ever been in one mario game, and said game was a spinoff developed by a 3rd party company that was released decades ago with no sequels.
277 Anonymous 2020-10-22T03:04:10
give me my sage back
V 2020-10-23T01:00:09
If you're responding to the thread itself then it's of important to everyone, but if you're just responding to a single person then you can use a subpost and it doesn't deserve the bump because the poster in question should be looking at his own posts.

I think having subposts and sage is redundant because a subpost is essentially a sage and has less possibilities of missuse.
Anonymous 2020-10-22T21:03:31
I'd rather people not sage at all than use it in an unconstructive fashion
Anonymous 2020-10-22T18:09:28
If it's hidden people stop knowing about it and it stops becoming useful.
Anonymous 2020-10-22T17:02:19
Hidden sage is better. Having it visable encourages people to use it as a downvote, which isn't what sage is for. It's intended for cases where you want to reply to an inactive thread without bumping it to the front page.
278 Anonymous 2020-10-22T08:56:25
279 Anonymous 2020-10-25T21:42:59
Politically minded gen-z-ers weird me the hell out. Seeing people who grew up with minecraft and regular show talking about serious social issues as if they actually have a steak in them gives me a pit in my stomach.

Most of them are literal children, and the ones that aren't still live with their parents and have never worked a full-time job. Yet for whatever reason, these people with next to no life experience have decided to form a bunch of very strong opinions on issues that they've barely, if ever, had to deal with directly, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why.

You see it a lot on both sides, but the far-right ones personally weird me out more. The idea of a kid who spends his free time posting ironic memes on social media who also happens to think that all gays are child molesters who deserve to be gassed is really offputting to me. It's this mix of traits that my brain says shouldn't exist, yet somehow does.
Anonymous 2020-10-26T17:23:49
If they had developed brains they wouldn't be far-right.
Anonymous 2020-10-26T11:13:08
It's really easy to push propaganda now, and since the idea that "everything is political" has been pushed so hard, people think shoving their extremists views everywhere is acceptable behavior. It's easy to get caught up in the wild and passionate opinions that crop up in politics, and someone who's not watching for it will find themselves backing ideas they would otherwise no care about.

To simplify, it's just a bunch of people trying to make randoms online their personal army. If someone is forcing their political views in a space that was a-political, it means they're trying to recruit people to their cause. If possible, boot them out.
Anonymous 2020-10-26T10:53:45
Counterpoint: sixteen year olds who believe they're being punk and counterculture for uprooting mainstream media talking points and utilizing ironic edgy humor in support of said mainstream media talking points.
Anonymous 2020-10-26T10:42:46
Would you prefer actual fascists? Because that's how you get actual fascists. I'm thankful they haven't purity spiralled to the point being friends with a non-white is unacceptable.
281 Anonymous 2020-10-26T18:21:07
I don't understand the whole racist fascist scaremongering business. Years of witchunting "systematic racists" and "subconscious fascists" has led to reactionary opposition in the form of actual racists and fascists. Is it all just naive clumsiness or a genuine effort at manufacturing an enemy?
Anonymous 2020-10-28T05:50:36
The idea that someone becomes racist because someone said that racism is bad seems silly. I think it's more likely that they've become more emboldened to *express* racism by seeing reactionary peers 'stand up against leftists'.
Anonymous 2020-10-26T20:04:00
>Is it all just naive clumsiness or a genuine effort at manufacturing an enemy?
It's somewhere inbetween, but closer to the former than the latter. The reason that sort of thing is so prevalent is that it makes for really good clickbait. If you write an article calling something racist or sexist, everyone who agrees will share it to spread the word, and everyone who doesn't will shit on it publicly, accidentally giving it more publicity.
282 Anonymous 2020-10-28T20:06:04
teens have always been like that, always caring about stuff; it's not a gen z thing. that's why you need wars to cull them
283 Anonymous 2020-10-29T00:04:41
A lot of traits people attribute to newer generations are actually just general young people things.
284 Anonymous 2020-11-01T02:00:03
Rust is to C++ as Python is to Perl
285 Anonymous 2020-11-01T14:00:57
Sometimes I wonder if it would be better if people were encouraged to not have opinions on subject that while high profile, they're uninformed about.
286 Anonymous 2020-11-01T16:10:41
What would be better is not encouraging people to have opinions in the first place. It's better to be ignorant than having to unlearn wrong information.
287 Anonymous 2020-11-01T21:18:45
It's weird seeing people in their 30s online acting like I did when I was 15.
288 Anonymous 2020-11-04T18:17:20
It's funny. I love things like Smash and Power Stone, but I can't stand more traditional fighting games.

Games in the mold of Street Fighter 2, Mortal Kombat, and especially Tekken have always felt weirdly uninvolved to me. When I play them, I feel like I'm just pressing the right sequence of buttons at the right time, as opposed to controlling a character and making them do things with said button combos.

I think a lot of it comes back to what I value in games in general. For me, good control and movement mechanics are the most important things a game can have, and I'm usually uninterested in games that aren't about that.
289 Anonymous 2020-11-04T18:54:08
I agree. I can enjoy Smash but "proper" fighters just aren't fun.
290 Anonymous 2020-11-08T21:38:54
Firstly you are essentially describing arena fighters and Smash even though it's not an arena fighter basically plays like one. If you've ever played that one Tom and Jerry fighting game or any one of the Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi games then you basically already know what an arena fighter is (I haven't played Power Stone but Wikipedia describes it as an arena fighter.)

I'm not a fighting game expert by any means but it is possible to win without combos, just with fundamentals that being moving around the stage poking your opponent and grabbing them until they die - it is totally a viable playstyle including in Tekken. High-level Tekken games in fact are mostly just that but with a deadly combo as a finisher, so it's like a samurai fight with circling and minor clashes until one finds an opening and successfully ends the fight.
291 Anonymous 2020-11-08T21:43:06
Addendum: I am not familiar at all with so-called "anime fighters" (games in the vein of Arcsys games) so I don't know how viable a fundamental-focused playstyle is but given how flashy they look I'm going to assume that a fundamental-focused playstyle isn't viable in them.
292 Anonymous 2020-11-08T21:51:28
For me personally the annoying part of fighting games and competitive games in general is the hidden information one must study, the unintended exploits left by the developers one must abuse for advantage and the lack of good in-game tutorials. Which is why card games are my competitive games of choice - there's no hidden information, there are no unintended exploits unpatched by the developers and everything is explained so that even a 5 year old can play.
293 Anonymous 2020-11-08T21:52:45
Addendum: perhaps instead of hidden information the better way to put it is hidden mechanics.
294 Anonymous 2020-11-09T07:30:13 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
File: hot babe.png (PNG, 1.05MB, 1366x742)
Putting your dick close to a fan on the lowest speed setting and stretching the foreskin open so that the cool breeze gently caresses the tip feels pretty good.
Anonymous 2020-11-10T03:16:36
Instructions unclear
295 Anonymous 2020-11-12T20:05:35
Protip: if you want to start enjoying games again, skip everything with a realistic artstyle. I started abiding by that policy back in ~2014, and the latter half of the 2010s gave me some of the greatest gaming experiences I've ever had.
296 Anonymous 2020-11-13T03:02:10
If I find myself actually laughing at soy memes, am I too far gone?
Anonymous 2020-11-13T16:10:48
They can be funny. They're moreso hated for what they represent than what they actually are.
Anonymous 2020-11-13T08:00:42
Nah, there was a discussion on here before where people admitted they liked trashy memes.
297 Anonymous 2020-11-14T10:06:37
Why do people still bother with ongoing manga and novels in 2020? I have seen so many manga and novels take a nosedive in quality by the last third of the story, get endlessly dragged on, get a rushed ending or simply get discontinued that today I refuse to read anything that isn't properly complete.
298 Anonymous 2020-11-14T18:38:11
I don't see how reading stuff that's complete will save you from any of that.
299 Anonymous 2020-11-14T20:11:43
I can hear from people who have read it and I can read reviews warning me about these things.
300 Anonymous 2020-11-14T21:21:57
And you're just gonna trust them?
301 Anonymous 2020-11-14T22:13:36
Why wouldn't I? They have no reason to lie about these things.
302 Anonymous 2020-11-16T05:27:38
It's not about lying. Many people are simply wrong.
303 Anonymous 2020-11-16T09:08:49
Many doctors are simply wrong; that won't stop people from going to the doctor. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.
304 Anonymous 2020-11-16T23:50:32
That's a stupid comparison. Forming your own opinions is a valuable thing. Only some doctors are quacks while every critic is a fraud.
305 Anonymous 2020-11-17T09:17:49
You don't have to be a quack to be wrong; the comparison very much stands and if you want another one: reasonable people read impressions of a product before they decide to buy it when shopping online. Forming your own opinion is irrelevant here - the point is not wasting time. I don't know what you mean by "critic", as far as I'm aware that's a word for people who review entertainment as a job - I am not familiar with any manga or novel critics.
306 Anonymous 2020-11-18T01:19:23
People who write reviews and post them as a hobby are also critics.
307 Anonymous 2020-11-19T00:10:23
why is CP spam so frequent on shitaba
Anonymous 2020-11-19T04:09:40
There are two bots but I dunno their motivations. That last one uses Japanese proxies, the other ones use Rostelcom's telecom service. There's obviously no monetary gain in posting these so I've no idea why.
308 Anonymous 2020-11-19T22:16:06
because some retard made an imageboard list and put shitaba in there
309 Anonymous 2020-11-20T01:08:07
doesn't explain why that though. What is someone gaining here?
310 Anonymous 2020-11-21T05:39:01
depends. it might be some arcane way to boost the ranking google gives to the pages linked, some schizo having fun, or hiroyuki trying to destroy western civilization again
Anonymous 2020-11-21T13:24:28
actually I've seen a theory about the one spamming being watkins too
Anonymous 2020-11-21T11:22:30
shared enemies isn't a good factor for making friends anon-san
Anonymous 2020-11-21T08:45:21
Hiro hates Watkins and Trump so he's fine in my books
311 Anonymous 2020-11-22T19:28:37
The "reddit spacing" meme is fascinating to me, because it has absolutely no basis in reality. People formatted their posts like that for decades before reddit was a thing, and people on reddit don't even post like that to begin with.

I guess if you just say something a bunch of times people will start believing it, even if it's objectively false.
Anonymous 2020-11-22T20:49:48
Hello Reddit!
312 Anonymous 2020-11-23T18:42:24
not everything is loss and gain, some people do stuff (no matter how fucked and weird) to pass time and to fuck with people.
>...and people on reddit don't even post like that to begin with.

wrong, at least in my recollection. go into the comments on any reddit post. you will find it. now, is that strictly a reddit thing? no, definitely not. but it serves as an indicator that someone is foreign to a domain like an imageboard where line separators aren't really necessary. also gtfo reddit
Anonymous 2020-11-23T20:24:00
Maybe I'm wrong because I mostly avoid reddit outside of a handful of programming boards like r/Lisp and the like, but in my experience, people use conventional essay-like paragraphs like in this thread:

>it serves as an indicator that someone is foreign to a domain like an imageboard

"Reddit spacing" was a very common sight on imageboards up until the early-ish 2010s, where it was arbitrarily decided to be evil and reddit (probably by newfags who were insecure about having previously been redditors). I myself picked it up from 4chan.

>also gtfo reddit

"gtfo" and other dead memes like it are for stupid newfags who think that every imageboard is 4chan, and all of 4chan is 2006 /b/, even though everyone who didn't use /b/ fucking hated it.
313 Anonymous 2020-11-23T20:21:33
>...and people on reddit don't even post like that to begin with.

the point of it is that to do a newline on reddit, you actually need to hit enter twice for some reason. So the concept is that if you see someone doing that on another site, it's because they're used to how it works on reddit. Still a pretty dumb meme though.
314 Anonymous 2020-11-23T21:09:27
Are youtube dislikes cheesed? I swear to god whenever I see a video with just under 50 thousand views, the video always has either 32 dislikes or 52 dislikes. What gives?
315 Anonymous 2020-11-23T21:28:10
From what I understand, there's this weirdness in how youtube updates pages that means what you see in the like/dislike bar isn't always actually representative of the actual likes and dislikes.
316 Anonymous 2020-11-27T23:28:06
All I want out of life is to be left alone. For some reason, everyone hates me for it.

317 Anonymous 2020-11-30T01:01:50 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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There was a thread for sharing random neat/useful websites, but I can't find it right now so I'm posting this here:
318 Anonymous 2020-12-04T01:34:41
That's a luxury you can't afford. Nothing's for free, and you're born indebted.
319 Anonymous 2020-12-05T23:02:21
I know I'm going to sound like an edgy dipshit, but as I've gotten older I've stopped believing in morality. It's just a tool powerful people use to trick others into doing what they want.

There's no good guys or bad guys in life or history, just winners and losers. There's no good actions or bad actions, just ones that warrant a response that you like.
320 Anonymous 2020-12-05T23:33:55
I don't think there's no such thing but people use it as a blunt weapon instead of a guide, which is sad.
321 Anonymous 2020-12-06T01:48:03
> It's just a tool powerful people use to trick others into doing what they want.

Are you Greek by chance? Have you ever met a man named 'Socrates'?
Joking aside, I find myself to be the opposite: I've gained a stronger sense of morality's presence as I got older. It's just easy to deny in this age when so many people offend it. I've noticed a similar thing happening with the concept of 'love', where people don't believe in it because of how selfish and rocky relationships are.
322 Anonymous 2020-12-06T03:51:07
The mighty will rule whether it's by force of will, force of mind, or force of arms. Morality is how they see fit to dispense it.
Is that a dig at Socrates? I'm interested.
I don't think things like morality and love have ever existed in any meaningful capacity for the common man.
Anonymous 2020-12-08T02:41:04
Browse better imageboards, friend.
323 Anonymous 2020-12-06T15:49:14
> Is that a dig at Socrates? I'm interested.

No, it's actually a reference to the early parts of the Republic. One of Socrates' opponents actually shared a very similar line of thought you expressed in your previous, saying "Justice is merely the interest of the stronger". Explaining it as Justice being a tool for the rulers to keep their subjects in line, and that those who could do un-justly without being caught gained happiness.

Of course, me not being Socrates, I'd probably do a poor job of defending morality, but I at least feel that some baseline of morals and love are necessary for societies to be born, and even for infants to last beyond their earliest years. If there was no such thing as morality, and everyone did as they pleased with no regard for others, no one would be able to work together, and the social animal that is a human would not function.

Kings only become kings because their fellow men don't immediately murder them as soon as they get some land.
324 Anonymous 2020-12-06T21:17:31
>If there was no such thing as morality, and everyone did as they pleased with no regard for others, no one would be able to work together, and the social animal that is a human would not function.

I think you're missing my point, probably because I explained it poorly.

Morality exists insofar as it's a part of the human psyche. Morals are basically really strong desires. You want the world to be a certain way so you fight for it to be that way. But there's no objectively right set of morals. What is considered to be right or wrong varies from person to person, sometimes subtly, sometimes vastly. It's not a cosmic force, it's just a part of your brain.
325 Anonymous 2020-12-07T00:19:53
The vast field of moral theories shows that it is subjective, but just because there are grey areas does not mean that it is invalid and it's now justified to kill someone who says the wrong thing
326 Anonymous 2020-12-07T16:01:35
I think we're in agreement then.
327 Anonymous 2020-12-07T16:26:38
I hate seeing people use slurs like fag and nigger seriously on imageboards. It shows how far western imageboard culture has drifted from what it once was.

Back in the day, you used words like that because it was fun to say something you're not supposed to. It was edgy rebellious fun. Nowadays, people are genuine racist homophobes, and they sucked all the fun out of it.

That's not to say that there wasn't any racists or homophobes back in the olden days, there definitely was, but they weren't pushy about it like they are now. When you called someone a nigger back then it was because it was a naughty word that'd get you banned if you used it somewhere else. Now it's just a racial slur.
328 Anonymous 2020-12-07T19:10:31
I don't think that's changed. I think the act just goes further.
329 Anonymous 2020-12-07T21:46:44
I think the intent definitely has. Save for a few notable exceptions, internet activism wasn't really a thing until chanology happened and ruined everything. Now everyone's an activist, trying to shove their opinion down your throat 24/7
330 Anonymous 2020-12-07T22:48:14
We reached peak anti-racism and have nowhere to go but back down from here.
331 Anonymous 2020-12-08T01:25:54
It's a good filter against oversensitive undesirables. Sure these words possess the potential of attracting other irrational stupids but those can be easily refuted and told to fuck off.
332 Anonymous 2020-12-08T01:33:40
> Sure these words possess the potential of attracting other irrational stupids but those can be easily refuted and told to fuck off.
> those can be easily refuted and told to fuck off.

This is so false that I'm honestly taken aback how anyone with experience in imageboards can think this.
Anonymous 2020-12-08T04:53:14
they'd be better because the moderation expresses the community's wishes... not that the community tells them to fuck off
Anonymous 2020-12-08T02:41:42
Browse better imageboards, friend.
333 Anonymous 2020-12-18T10:55:19
The online game I played every day announced it's shutting down. With it shutting down I will lose all the friends I made because we'll end up playing different games and have nothing to talk about anymore. It was nice having people to share enthusiasm with every day. I feel really lonely now.
334 Anonymous 2020-12-19T21:24:25
I've done it. I've reached the point where the internet isn't even enough to satisfy my info addiction. Now what
335 Anonymous 2020-12-20T01:39:55
You're probably not exhausting your potential by using it efficiently.
336 Anonymous 2020-12-20T01:40:27
Buy a room in the Library of Congress?
337 Anonymous 2020-12-22T06:02:38
I'm getting sick of people doing the maddox shtick, where the whole joke is "I'm an actual unironic asshole, laugh". *chan people eat that shit up and I have no clue why. It's never been funny. It's just annoying.
338 Anonymous 2020-12-23T18:48:21
I assume people like it so much because it makes them feel superior while not demanding any sort of work from them. Not that people won't put work in to the shtick, but it's still an easy way to assert yourself online, especially in 'no rule zones'.
339 Anonymous 2020-12-30T06:49:01
Get bitten by a radioactive philosopher? Fuck, I dunno (. _. )
340 Anonymous 2020-12-30T06:52:53
It may feel freeing in the short term to say some naughty words that you're not supposed to, long term it doesn't work out so well.
341 Anonymous 2021-01-20T21:49:26
People have a nasty tendency to propagate things they hate by complaining about them.
342 Anonymous 2021-01-22T15:26:18
After years of blankness, I'm starting to have dreams again. I can remember most of them, naturally, but I'm glad that they're actually becoming common occurrences again.

I do somewhat remember one I had last night though: It was set in a cold, tundra-like landscape. People seemed to generally be rare and were scattered about. It starred two girls and a guy, I don't think they were named, and they were traveling about and meeting people. There was some odd science fantasy twists later on, like it being revealed than one of the girls was a major element of a hivemind, the guy was also art of the hivemind and just didn't realize it, and the other girl was an "enemy", but had opted to be friendly to the hivemind. She ends up dying later though.
It's odd and tought to completely explain, but that's how dream are, right?
343 Anonymous 2021-03-08T20:23:59
I've seen anime fans before try and act like the "big eyes, small nose, small mouth" style isn't a thing and you're just a stupid american for thinking all anime looks the same. But not only is it 100% obviously a thing (even "realistic" anime characters generally have bigger eyes than you'd actually see in real life), it's also a GOOD THING. Big eyes are objectively more appealing than small ones.
344 Anonymous 2021-03-12T03:38:06 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Abstract strategy games are really beautiful to look at. If I ever get a house, I'd like to set some up as decoration.
345 Anonymous 2021-03-16T23:57:41
Ironic memes are a byproduct of the internet's current place in culture. The internet has been so established for so long that you have an entire generation who grew up on memes and is now making jokes about them.
346 Anonymous 2021-03-21T21:04:25
mankind is fucking doomed
347 Anonymous 2021-03-22T08:12:24
348 Anonymous 2021-03-23T18:38:14
Early 4chan was heavily influenced by porn, to the point where it probably wouldn't exist today if NSFW content wasn't allowed. But people like to downplay that aspect of the site's culture because it makes them uncomfortable. You can see the same thing happen with historical accounts of other websites (especially Newgrounds), so I wonder how much western prudishness has affected our perception of history as a whole.
349 Anonymous 2021-03-26T00:14:29
It's not so much that people are offended, but that porn has a nasty effect of shoving out other kinds of conversation in favor of more porn. Even in places like /b/, which was assumed to already be a cesspit, the amount of porn actually made it even worse, and brought in even dumber types of users.
A similar thing happened with /gif/, so much so that the board has to be split because it was unusable for anything but porn.
350 Anonymous 2021-03-26T17:28:37
What I'm saying is more that people understate its existing influence. Porn was a big part of golden age 4chan, but people always downplay that part of the site's history for some reason.
351 Anonymous 2021-04-08T05:11:01
Sometimes, I think people squabble online not because of the importance of the subject, but because getting angry feels good. Like a large chunk of people online, at least the loud ones, are addicted to outrage and use "moral" subjects to get their fix.
Anonymous 2021-04-08T21:43:07
It's funny, I had a conversation about that just a few days ago. 100% agree
352 Anonymous 2021-04-17T18:03:18
A lot of modern realistic artists, particularly western ones, suck at controlling detail. When making art, the important bits should generally be the most defined. Simply implying the less important parts not only saves on a ton work, it also makes the picture easier to read, which is in theory the whole point of art; to communicate. Rendering every last detail on everything doesn't make your drawings look good, it just makes them needlessly cluttered and ugly.
353 Anonymous 2021-04-23T22:56:07
If you're smart enough to be distrustful of mainstream media, you shouldn't also be dumb enough to fall for "alternative" media.
354 Anonymous 2021-05-03T00:26:05
I'm tired of people who rely on the system and encourage others to do the same. The people who will shame you for living in the country side instead of a big filthy and expensive city, the people who will shame you for caring about your privacy and for being resentful to government overreach (gun control, so called "hate speech" laws, etc.). You wanna be a civtard drone that does nothing but consoom social media all day? Fine, but don't force me into that! It's all so tiresome.
Anonymous 2021-05-05T18:47:12

>It's all so tiresome.

Reading between the lines, I suspect that they hate you for different reasons than the ones stated.
Anonymous 2021-05-04T00:30:57
"Consoomer" is one of a series of thought terminating insults that have only exist to stew hatred for people Anon has never met. A lot of people dislike these terms, but they get drowned out by the tidal wave of trolls that are in bigger sites. I don't think anyone wants to deal with that kind of stuff outside of 4chan.
Anonymous 2021-05-03T23:15:15
disregarding other user's posts for using common internet slang that you personally aren't fond of is one of the shittiest, most elitist elements of "imageboard culture"
Anonymous 2021-05-03T02:43:53
Opinion discarded.
355 Anonymous 2021-05-09T04:21:34
The women (why women?) on these Japanese fire prevention posters seem to be getting more baby-faced every year. Maybe it's just makeup trends, but damn if it isn't creepy.
356 Anonymous 2021-05-09T15:46:19 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I'm impressed by Smokey Bear's ever expanding harem!
357 Anonymous 2021-05-11T11:19:14 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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One of my favorite things about waking up is seeing the morning sunlight stream through the tiny window of my apartment.
358 Anonymous 2021-05-12T13:30:14
At the time 4taba was practically dying, when the site was only accessible through an IP and not the normal domain, I changed my bookmark to the IP and at some point noticed it too didn't work anymore. I just assumed it was all over and now, over a year later, I look up 4taba again and you're alive. My random thoughts about this turn of events are positive.

Same here, anon.
359 Anonymous 2021-05-13T13:42:09
Somehow I actually quite dislike this. I prefer waking up and seeing that it's dark out, or pre-morning, because it means there will be no noise coming from the outside for at least some hours.
360 Anonymous 2021-05-17T04:02:20
i hate feeling "jealous" when i see someone who's my age (26) look older than me for some reason, i should and sometimes am grateful that i look younger than i should, but i've had this feeling since i was in elementary, could never really shake it off.
361 Anonymous 2021-05-24T22:01:24
There's nothing new under the sun, but there is values in doing old things with your own hands.
362 Anonymous 2021-05-26T20:36:24
I get annoyed when I see teens who think that drawing like oney/psychicpebbles + using ironic memes makes them newgrounds. Maybe it's just me, but the newgrounds I remember was basically an edgier deviantart. 90% of the content on the site was stuff like this:

If those kids saw newgrounds back in its heyday, they'd have called it cringe and left.
363 Anonymous 2021-06-01T13:59:06 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I hope the next generation will push cringing at things even further

I don't understand anymore but I'm curious how far it can go
Anonymous 2021-06-02T22:25:56
If it goes any further than it has now I genuinely think it will lead to the end of culture as a whole.
364 Anonymous 2021-06-03T00:26:37
My use of free software is driven less by an ideological conviction about how one should know what code they're running, and more about how locked down software is annoying to use and is needlessly heavy on my hardware. I take FOSS licenses as short hand for "This program's code isn't absurdly heavy and doesn't waste my CPU cycles on phoning home".
365 Anonymous 2021-06-07T05:27:31
The more I look into it, the more I realize that postmodernism is really just a watered down version of egoism, softened up to be palatable to the masses.
Anonymous 2021-06-08T12:05:12
If you wanna go down to the root, they're just two different flavours of bullshit.
366 Anonymous 2021-06-10T09:59:26
dead board
Anonymous 2021-06-10T19:08:13
yea, and if u keep sayin that YOU'LL be dead buddy ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
367 Anonymous 2021-06-11T14:41:06 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Sometimes it seems like this internet has become a gigantic shopping mall. I’ve beem surfing around and found nothing but online shops, and blogs that are primarily trying to sell things.
368 Anonymous 2021-06-15T03:17:25
That's actually what free software has always been about! Have you ever heard the phrase "free as in freedom, not free as in free beer"? The phrase pretty much means exactly that, that the software respects your freedom to do whatever you want with it, but it doesn't explicitly prohibit the creator from making money from it. That is why some people prefer to use the phrase "libre software" instead of "free software".
369 Anonymous 2021-06-24T00:54:59
Recently I had a very very vivid dream that I could basically will myself to float, I guess by just refusing to touch the ground. It felt like I had found like a video game exploit in real life. I would just lift me legs and force myself up.
I miss that dream.
370 Anonymous 2021-06-27T23:50:38
371 Anonymous 2021-06-29T03:02:05
was taking champix to stop smoking
didn't work for smoking but the vivid dream side-effects are awesome so I keep taking it
big pharma should make lucid dream pills
372 Anonymous 2021-06-29T17:05:50
I had one where I could drift around at arbitrary speeds, and another where my body was half-paralyzed but I could flail like a shrimp to move.
373 Anonymous 2021-06-30T20:47:57
Is there a term for good visual memory and recognition? I can recall most places I've been at, even fictional places like levels in video games, so I never really get lost. I also collect a lot of art and can easily recognize duplicates that I've seen before. I wouldn't call this "photographic memory" as I can't really clearly visualize these images in my mind, but whenever I see them again, I instantly recognize them. I'd call it "symbolic memory" or something, but perhaps there's a proper term? It kind of applies to audio too, but for visuals it's more effective.
Anonymous 2021-07-15T12:36:12
No, autism is a pattern for someone with poor social skills, good focus and patience/consistency.
Anonymous 2021-07-11T09:43:09
autism perhaps?
Anonymous 2021-07-01T02:12:09
think that's called "good visual memory and recognition"
374 Anonymous 2021-11-10T22:38:56
Despite not having touched a Nintendo console for years now, I find myself happy that Metroid is raising out of the pit of obscurity. It's kind of nice seeing people enjoying a niche thing I do, or did.
Sure, that thing I like gaining mainstream attention can mean compromises in the future, but that ship sailed when Brawl revealed Zero Suit Samus.
375 Anonymous 2022-02-16T04:30:22 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I'm sorry for being an asshole
I used to be a very rude anon some years ago, but after Corona-chan I decided to change because I wasn't going anywhere in life acting like that.
I wish you a great year and the best to happen, I'm sorry
376 Anonymous 2022-02-21T07:49:14
You are forgiven.
377 Anonymous 2022-05-04T00:39:56
I sometimes like to think about a little story I will hopefully be able to properly write someday and one of the characters in it is able to freely materialize themselves anywhere at will. I've started to wonder about what would happen if something like that were to happen in the real world. Let's assume a person, maybe even something big like an anchor, would just suddenly appear out of thin air, how would that realistically affect the scene? Would there be a sound, realistically? Would people nearby experience some sort of shockwave from a mass like that just suddenly materializing in the blink of an eye, maybe even die? Maybe the sudden change in surroundings would screw with people's eardrums?
I'm not experienced with physics at all, but perhaps it's possible to come up with a theoretical answer that is likely to be accurate, according to what we know about the laws of physics so far.
378 Anonymous 2022-05-14T16:27:08
Seeing pine trees grow is kinda cute, the new needles are all a bit lighter than the old ones.
379 Anonymous 2022-05-20T02:19:52 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Don't mind me, just dropping an image!
Anonymous 2022-05-20T11:37:56
Don't look at that image! http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/blit.htm
380 Anonymous 2022-06-05T10:57:47
I have never played Yume Nikki.
381 Anonymous 2022-06-08T00:14:39
I have now played Yume Nikki.
It's pretty cool.
382 Anonymous 2022-06-08T08:56:20
>>381 Did you finish it? I always found it quite nice how the game runs at 240p, blank scanlines look beautiful run across it.
383 Anonymous 2022-06-10T01:22:45
my father beating 'model minority' allegations and leftist 'men need love too' propaganda with praxis by being an astonishingly terrible person
384 Anonymous 2022-06-10T01:51:40
Not yet. It doesn't seem like the kind of game one should rush through.
It finally hit me that I hadn't experienced the game when I played through Electric Highways, which is by the developer of Yume Nikki 3D. It felt odd to play a game heavily inspired by YN and not play the inspiration.
385 Anonymous 2022-07-11T02:22:39 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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My loneliness is killing me
386 Anonymous 2022-07-12T09:45:02 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Wish I had advice, since I'm in the same position, but all I'm doing is trucking through. Even if you're alone A lot, be sure to take care of yourself.
387 Anonymous 2022-07-13T10:31:46 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Well it's in human nature to take care of ourselves. Be sure I'll somewhat make it through.
But it's a bit sad having no one to tell my dreams about
388 Anonymous 2022-07-17T08:14:57 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I want to stuff a girl inside a toy house!
389 Anonymous 2022-07-21T05:43:56
I like to pretend that someday I'll make a webcomic. That's all I have, right now. I don't have any characters, settings, plots, or premises for such a webcomic. I just think about it a lot. Would I post it on Neocities, host my own website, succumb to Twitter? How might I gather an audience, what kind of audience would I like? I guess I'd have to learn to draw, I'd better practice. Some days I practice, most I don't. That is why I only pretend that I will someday make a webcomic.
390 Anonymous 2022-07-21T05:55:13
I haven't even read that many online comics, or any comics really. Isn't that something? It's just all I have, right now.
391 Anonymous 2022-07-21T14:41:50
Does that exclude webtoons?
392 Anonymous 2022-07-22T05:38:37
Is there a distinction between a webcomic and a webtoon?
393 Anonymous 2022-07-23T02:51:53
presentation of panels and length. Comics being a longer story, toons being a few pannels
394 Anonymous 2022-07-25T15:23:17
In general, I've found that thinking about writing seems to be more entertaining than actually doing it. Something about writing is exhausting beyond belief. I need to think really hard while doing it, and I don't like that! I don't like thinking at all!
395 Anonymous 2022-07-26T02:05:03
The Arch Linux repos finally upgraded the Audacity version they provide from 1.2.4 to 1.3.1. I wonder how they finally decided that it's okay now.
396 Anonymous 2022-07-30T09:08:56
People will complain about the internet destroying their attention span and then proceed to watch a two hours long "video essay" about some obscure media they don't even know. I don't get it.
397 Anonymous 2022-07-30T19:09:25
That's likely not the only thing they're doing. Long videos like that are often used as background noise, only engaged with occasionally. You could say that their lack of ability to focus may be the main reason such videos are even watched.
398 Anonymous 2022-07-31T10:03:17
Is it not frustrating to miss something important and have to rewind to find where it was said because you no longer understand what are they talking about? Or are these videos somehow constructed in a way that you can freely skip around without missing anything important?
399 Anonymous 2022-08-01T03:26:23
As long as you say "I'm joking", you never have to take responsibility for anything you say. You don't even have to be funny, being unfunny in fact makes you defense stronger.
400 Anonymous 2022-08-02T16:16:20
401 Anonymous 2022-08-02T20:16:05
If a person is only half paying attention, it likely won't bother them too much. People literally use long video as sleep aids, after all.
I do sometimes watch some longform videos myself, and I will find myself occasionally seeking backwards just in case I miss something, but that's usually when the videos actually have some "meat" to them. Believe it or not, there are significant levels of quality when it comes to long form videos about obscure media.
402 Anonymous 2022-08-12T19:24:46
Has anyone seen Alice, I can't find her!
403 Anonymous 2022-08-15T00:51:01 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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Alice, you say?
404 Anonymous 2022-08-30T17:29:43
405 Anonymous 2022-09-16T00:27:13 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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StableDiffusion and other stuff seem like pretty neat and interesting tools, but they seem to only be used for mass troll campaigns whenever I see them either brought up or used. Kind of sad.
406 Anonymous 2022-09-16T09:41:03
which 2hu boss is this?
407 Anonymous 2022-09-16T19:24:52 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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[Nature Sign] Ceaseless Kaleidoscope ~ Jagged Bloom
408 Anonymous 2022-10-06T03:20:40
anyone Still here ? ? .394013/40551249018490749014 :#;3;3;3;3;3
:3 ~?
409 Anonymous 2022-10-07T23:32:01
I've always been confused by hardcore christians who are also big anime/manga fans, considering how bawdy that stuff can get.

I am!
410 Anonymous 2022-10-08T19:31:25
How are you guys doing? Been forgetting to check 4taba lately...
It's weird how you can so easily lose a daily habit just by missing it a few times.
411 Anonymous 2022-10-09T00:25:04 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I'm tucking along.
Not too long ago, there was a flood of Soyjaks on the board, but it go cleared out later on.
It may be a small gesture, but I'm legit happy that this board is still being looked after, even though its traffic is so low.
412 Anonymous 2022-10-12T18:10:55
I am here, I just have nothing to say.
413 Anonymous 2022-10-13T18:45:46
Ah, maid drawer! I'm glad you're still around.
So how about that weather, guys?
414 Anonymous 2022-11-21T03:23:06
I find it disturbing that there's a non-negligible percentage of the population that gets personally offended when people disagree with them about video games.
415 Anonymous 2022-11-21T20:03:30
Would it make you feel better if I said that behavior wasn't exclusive to video games?
416 Anonymous 2022-11-26T03:24:05
Kind of...
417 Anonymous 2022-12-17T10:45:59
How can people get anything done in the morning? It's just impossible.
418 Anonymous 2022-12-18T05:27:28
Do you drink coffee?
419 Anonymous 2022-12-18T10:23:01 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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No, never did. I can wake up early but I just can't get anything done.
420 Anonymous 2022-12-18T11:21:10
Well, what are you trying to get done? Coffee increases focus, and if you take it with sugar, that would increase perseverance because of its analgesic and dopaminergic effects.
421 Anonymous 2022-12-19T22:40:35
Reading, for example. Interestingly it is not an issue when I'm at work.
422 Anonymous 2022-12-22T00:47:29
I see. This is the problem of being motivated by avoiding negative outcomes, but being unmotivated by the prospect of attaining positive ones. In this undesirable state, a person concerns themself only with maintenance tasks such as going to work, but never improves themself past their present state. "Treading water" to the exclusion of "swimming onward", as it were. In order to really want to read, you must value it as a positive improvement of your state -- and not, for example, as the externalized command of an abstract boss. You must want what reading has to offer, and not feel it as a duty.

In addition, if you're trying to do things in the morning before work, this may be complicated by the need to get to work on time. Do you engage in constant, nervous clock-glancing? If so, developing a more robust sense of how long it takes to do things can help you play in the morning more calmly.
423 Anonymous 2022-12-22T10:55:27 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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It's only a problem in the morning. Afternoon I can do all these things. Even after work. But in the morning, I can only get things done at work. This week I am not working, and I just waste the morning mindlessly browsing and stuff, even though in the afternoon I can do the things I want to do with no issue.
424 Anonymous 2022-12-22T11:37:00
Well, in that case: when do you eat?
425 Anonymous 2022-12-23T23:02:18 [ImgOps] [iqdb]
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I eat shortly after waking up. Do you think it is because I don't eat enough? Or eat too much? Or eat at the wrong time?
426 Anonymous 2022-12-25T09:18:48
I was thinking "What if today was Christmas"? and them BAM it was. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
427 Anonymous 2022-12-25T13:45:43
Merry Christmas!
428 Anonymous 2022-12-27T03:00:39
I don't know. It could be any of those things, or it could have to do with the content of the meal.
429 Anonymous 2023-01-02T18:01:39
Happy new year!
430 Anonymous 2023-01-03T10:11:07
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's the year of the rabbit, which means it's a lucky year.

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