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 No.28472

キタ―――(゚∀゚)―――!!

 No.43486

>>43485

It's backwards from the normal way people are taught to think, yes.

Personally I'd agree with that preference.

Compassion, placing positive value upon misfortune and victomhood by rewarding them in a misguided attempt to correct balance, is an incredible force of evil. One used very, very commonly in modern societies.

It's not a balance I want at all. As it gives the weak and fragile equal power without equal effort. Usually building a sense of revenge or spite, and a spirit of escalation to always make things worse, due to the inherent value placed upon such things by compassion.

But I don't like your ideal of emotionally invincible societies or avoiding judging people.

Emotions are too useful to block out entirely on a society-wide basis.

And people should ALWAYS judge others. The thing people should not do is aggressively force that judgement on others without reason. To judge is one thing, to force others to deal with that judgement is another. Though it is reasonable sometimes, such as preventing others from also acting with aggression against others.


 No.43495

>>43486

Is it good for people to be outwardly upset with eachother?


 No.43496

>>43485

It depends on why you are being hurt or why you are hurting people. If you are hurting people for the sake of it or for ill motives then you are a bad person, if you are being hurt and have no power to prevent it then there is nothing you can do.


 No.43497

>>43495

Sure, if you judge that it's worthwhile to show it and challenge them.

Sometimes it's better than to just let it stew and escalate from being upset into full on hatred.


 No.43499

This time, the skill I'm going to learn is making music, specifically chiptunes through whatever free software I pick up first. The conditions I need to meet before I can write down that I know it are to understand all of the core concepts of making music and to produce something which I personally find appealing.


 No.43502

>>43499

This time? What did you work on last time?


 No.43504

>>43502

Cleaning. But for cleaning to become an actual skill and not just some random thing I vaguely know how to do, I couldn't just sweep the floor and call it a day. I made a list of many different cleaning methods, tried out various things, dusted areas I normally would never dust and thought of ways to preserve the cleanness. I even went out of my way to do arbitrary things like reordering books alphabetically all for the sake of really getting a feel of the skill.


 No.43513

I'm sick. My sinuses have been draining so much it's constantly painful, I have full body chills and tremors, I'm nauseated, and I can feel the start of a headache. Definitely some illness going around, caught it from either my brother or my mother, from their coworkers.

Downing kratom tea helps a shit ton to prevent excess sinus drainage, dull the pain, and completely kill chills/tremors. But it also causes more nausea, and some dependency.

This does not really feel good.

However, I am having a little bit of fun. I finished Link's Awakening for the first time and am almost done replaying Oracle of Ages. The former with a couple notable hacks to improve QoL, uncensor some stuff, make the font non-italicized, and clear up the photo interface. The latter just with GBA content and GBC palette forced.

Good stuff.


 No.43516

keymi touchi sa-ee-go


 No.43522

I'll make a post on /jp/ every day, even if I have nothing good to say!


 No.43523

>>43522

Ganbatte


 No.43525

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>>43522

Better to FIND something good to say. Even just blogging is fine anyway.

How about the games you play? Doesn't matter if they're gay.

Take your time, it's okay. I'd like something nice to read everyday.


 No.43527

>>43513

It seems that your antibody is very weak, you need a daily probiotic intake to boost up your immune system in your body. I would suggest have a yogurt drink such as Calpis or anything similar. Not long ago I was sick too but I recovered fast by simply taking more probiotic.


 No.43529

My old special power... I dub it 「鬼神囁く」. It just feels right when I look at it. That power was the coping mechanism that allowed a boy who desperately wanted to have supernatural powers to have them. A power so mysterious that I still abide by its strict rules to this day, out of both habit and tradition.


 No.43530

>>43527

I eat yogurt fairly frequently. My brother, who obsesses about immune health and health in general, is also sick almost as bad. It's just a really bad illness going around. It'll surely pass, no matter how annoying it is now.

Slept for like 12 hours earlier and now I can't fall back asleep, so guess I have to deal with it awake.

Chills and tremors went away, nausea has mostly passed. But now I have an obvious fever and still can't seem to stay well hydrated due to producing so much piss and sinus.

I am definitely making sure to eat along with drinking so as to not upset electrolyte balance from downing so much liquid, no matter how little appetite I have. Because I know for a fact hyponatremia is not fun, and would make things much worse.

Chicken noodle, salted crackers, chicken, various vegetables, etc.


 No.43531

File: 82a989c2920b75a⋯.jpg (2.9 KB, 100x100, 1:1, torii1.jpg)


 No.43533

>>43513

You don't eat enough red meat.


 No.43534

File: bfa8fae0002573e⋯.jpg (93.83 KB, 752x900, 188:225, mrs-davies-davenport-georg….jpg)

I find anime art to be quite close to classical art work. They both have that more candid nature and also the subject is often just a cute girl not really doing anything yet not lewd either, although both have lewd girls too but again often in a more candid way.


 No.43535

>>43533

I eat pork and beef 1-3 times a week.


 No.43536

File: 62deef294d63b01⋯.jpg (449.72 KB, 2198x3049, 2198:3049, Rumia 107.jpg)

>>43535

That's not enough, you have to eat red meat everyday.


 No.43537

>>43536

That sounds expensive. And I'd get tired of it quickly at such a frequency.


 No.43538

>>43537

In my country it is not that expensive. I don't find it tiring at all as there is so many types and so many things you can do with it, in fact you can add red meat to pretty much any dish.


 No.43539

File: 917ce4f4e15fd6e⋯.jpg (36.59 KB, 770x960, 77:96, 223949658515627.jpg)

黒人が発見したものを参照してください!


 No.43546

>>43465

No, there's only various mylists and sometimes the users upload page. Tags are more useful. The Elegant Maid and EX Siesta series was a collaboration between that guy and another guy, who might be the one you're thinking of in here >>43462

Here's his mylist https://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/34551967

You probably saw some compilation of his videos.


 No.43547

>>43539

are you the girl in the black man's hand?


 No.43548

For the past months or even longer I have been feeling tired I think. It might just be age but I often have something I want to do but I put it off and do nothing instead even though I know that I will enjoy the thing and often doing the thing seems to bring back energy(or maybe it makes me forget fatigue). It's odd.


 No.43549

>>43548

Same. I'm trying to change my diet right now to fight this.


 No.43551

That is literally depression dudes.


 No.43552

File: 9cb8e02b846031f⋯.webm (58.03 KB, 436x398, 218:199, me and responsibilities.webm)


 No.43553

File: ca1750187f8ff32⋯.png (574.36 KB, 853x480, 853:480, yugioh op.png)

I did something interesting.

Out of nowhere, I decided that I would start watching the first Yu-Gi-Oh anime. For some reason, I felt compelled to go out of my way to find a version that's in pretty bad quality. I have no real prior connection to Yu-Gi-Oh, as I wasn't one of those people who got introduced to anime through it or played the card game. I guess my only real exposure to it was through the infamy of KoG.

Two episodes in, and I've concluded that it's incredibly fun and charming. Something about it awakens a certain feeling of wonder in me, like discovering anime for the first time again. I can't help but smile.


 No.43554

>>43553

Season 0 was only released on VHS, and only in Japan. There's no better quality to my knowledge.

It was slightly changed from the manga in several ways. Like cutting or changing a primary character entirely, don't remember which.

It also has nothing to do with the card game. You can pretty much consider that split to be two different series entirely.

I still have yet to watch it or read it. But my brother went on a tangent once about how much better it is than the card based series. Something about being more believable, having darker punishments, and having more variation and cleverness in games (Like a true King of Games should). Apparently it's good shit.


 No.43555

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>>43547

いや俺は黒人だ.


 No.43556

>>43553

>>43554

Fly at higher game!


 No.43557

>>43551

But depression means you don't enjoy things, I still enjoy them but I am just too lazy to do them.


 No.43558

>>43555

i can't believe remilia is fucking dead


 No.43559

File: 309a683b6694683⋯.jpg (181.81 KB, 567x800, 567:800, 63204832_p3 - CataClysm_DD….jpg)

Me on the top.


 No.43561

>>43559

you're not a doctor


 No.43562

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>>43561

Yeah, I'm just @. She just happens to be looking for a doctor for a zombie bite.

But it's okay, I have bandages!


 No.43563

File: a335959bbeb61b2⋯.png (18.75 KB, 800x480, 5:3, shovelknight.png)

I forgot how fun video games can be. I've been playing this game called Shovel Knight, it's meant to be retro, but the controls kind of fuck up when you rightly configure the A button to jump and navigate menus, and all of the listed resolutions the game are meant to run in are 16:9, even though the game's ACTUAL native aspect ratio is 5:3, which creates this really obvious and painful blur anywhere in the game unless you manually set the resolution by rescaling the window to 400*240, or any multiple of (this means that you can't have the optimum resolution in full-screen, unless you manually set your general graphics resolution to that and keep it in a window). Took me a while to figure those things out exactly. For its faults, I've been loving the game still.

Also been trying to install a /jp/ long-time favourite, Melty Blood to see why it is that it still has this kind of dedicated culture around it, but its most recent iteration isn't available in ISO form, and I can't force myself to play a repack of a game. Until I purchase the BD for the third season of Carnival Phantasm, an anime I have never seen, I won't be able to copy it and the ISO will remain completely unavailable to the internet until then. That's right, they released the Windows version of MBAACC as a fucking bonus feature to Carnival Phantasm, and NOBODY has it, except for the one guy who ripped it once and released it with some mods and an english translation and stuff. It took me a fucking great amount of digging to find that out too, because its official website doesn't even list it. What were they thinking?


 No.43565

>>43563

https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Shovel_Knight#Resolution_scaling

Always check PCGamingWiki before trying to configure any game in any way that's even slightly funky compared to what it does by default. There might be instructions or even patches to handle. In this case, it's just editing a configuration text file.

>What were they thinking?

Obviously that it's easier to share a repack modded to how everyone else is probably going to want to play it than it would be to share a much larger ISO that requires work (Installation, optionally modding, and for the majority of the given userbase, translation patching) before it's even usable. It's smaller in size, and since it requires no extra work more people are likely to share it around. Simple shit.

Purity of rips is only valuable to archival fetishists. No one else cares, for obvious and understandable reasons.

Have you tried asking the uploader to upload the raw disc in any binary format including ISO?


 No.43566

>>43563 >>43565

Also the title/menu may be 400x240, but the gameplay is 400x224, which is closer to 16:9, so the aspect ratio doesn't look completely warped and the thing is letterboxed on the top and bottom as well.

Most older console games used 224 lines instead of 240, sometimes switching between the two (Like all of the PS1 FFs). Sometimes for overscan, sometimes for cinematic effect, sometimes to save on performance or memory. Though it's really weird to see it done on a modern PC game with essentially 400 width.

I also wonder how well it runs on a 3DS, since that has a top screen of 400x240 (Doubled to 800 for 3D, not accessible otherwise) so it should fit in 1:1.


 No.43567

I dreamed of a JRPG-esque airship and of a strange, wondrous world in which everything has a weird color palette. The person who decided that grass should be an obnoxious shade of pink should be fired. The ground was littered with the corpses of children and babies for some reason. How fun.


 No.43568

>>43563

Indie/doujin games are really the saving grace of videogames. Everything else is fucked. If you like bullet hell games and roguelikes you should try out Enter the Gungeon


 No.43569

>>43565

>Obviously...

I've got to act incredulous about anything people do that I even remotely dislike because it makes me feel better about doing these things in a highly unusual and autistic way. I have no clue who the original uploader is though, so I haven't been able to ask. It's probably available io Perfect Dark or something, but even if there was ever a time that I had 40 whole GBs to spare, I wouldn't be spending them on a file cache.


 No.43570

>>43569

I could probably clear up my data drive a bit by moving a couple hundred gigs to archive drives and then run PD a bit. But I'm not interested in the game or anime whatsoever. Certainly not enough to bother with anything of that sort. So now for some sarcasm.

just ask one of your friends lol


 No.43571

>>43570

You guys are all my friends, right?


 No.43572

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 No.43573

20% is okay, like she's not so malnourished that her ribs would poke out.

50% is pushing into morbidly obese territory. 60% is almost guaranteed health problems, 70% barely looks human anymore.

I like 30% best. There's balance and curves without being disgusting.


 No.43577

File: 60cea9bb8aa59c7⋯.gif (2.98 MB, 309x228, 103:76, sukuna's adventure.gif)

>>43571

I'm not sure. Depends on what you consider a friend to be.

I probably wouldn't go out of my way to do work for you or take your side on anything. At least for anything that doesn't personally interest me in the first place. But I'd probably hang out with you at least, maybe share some food.


 No.43578

File: 87f08f355d90d15⋯.jpg (256.47 KB, 691x555, 691:555, [ryoma] Koi Shimai Love ….jpg)


 No.43579

valentine's day is approaching

my thoughts keep returning to yukari

is this love or just obsession

ahhh yukarin


 No.43580

I listened to a reading of a story with horror themes yesterday. It was something I was meaning to do for a while now. I got really invested in it. The dream I had after it didn't have anything to do with it, or contain anything spooky for that matter.

I'm actually kind of disappointed.


 No.43581

I had a dream that I was in the passenger's seat of a car with my dad driving, and I absolutely had to take and drink all his alcohol right then and there to prevent him from driving more drunk than he already was. It was a losing battle.

Even though I kind of hate him and have not seen him in several years, he never actually drove drunk, nor have I actually drank with him. So that was kind of weird.


 No.43582

File: 95ac7c6b17631f6⋯.jpg (54.92 KB, 676x960, 169:240, 119392442458994.jpg)

>>43537

Try blood sausage or eating organ meats, more nutrients for less matter.

>>43573

I've seen people at 70% or more still look humanoid while I've seen people at 40%-60% look literally subhuman. The four factors that I think come into play are the types of food people eat, the things in our food today that shape and texture the body differently, genes and body shape.


 No.43583

>>43582

Of course fat isn't the only factor in that. I only meant for that individual set of images.


 No.43586

File: acd13697fd62650⋯.png (1.87 MB, 1024x1489, 1024:1489, Yu-No art comparison, old ….png)

Holy hell. What a fuck up.


 No.43588

>>43586

Oh damn, what HAPPENED to her? Looks like they don't even have the teacup scene anymore, either.


 No.43590

>>43588

They don't? It's certainly possible with that art, still even angled for it.

Apparently it's the artist for Ar Tonelico, which also apparently did the art for the (upcoming?) Langrisser I&II remake. And the style does NOT fit at all. Though for that game there's rumored to at least be a "classic mode", even if it's only for first prints or... DLC.


 No.43591

File: 95bbf0398f11cec⋯.jpg (492.5 KB, 1444x2957, 1444:2957, DwtYLIHUcAEzU55.jpg orig.jpg)

That feeling. I both like and dislike it.


 No.43592

i hear laughter, it make me feel awful

i hear music and it makes me feel worse

there are so many people over there and it makes me feel sick

why here

why now

i hate the aura that radiates out of happy people

it just makes me sick

it makes me want to cry

i hate it. i hate it. i hate it. i hate it. i hate it.

i know what happiness feels like, but my happiness is very different from the happiness of others, it's incompatible with them

i can almost hear the spiritual music that emanates from the group, which grows larger as more join

i hate it. i hate this sound so much

i once watched some video explaining how people in a group can cross some kind of really hot surface with their feet through some kind of spiritual connection they have with others

i'm the opposite

i once watch some video in which some weird indian guy said that if one doesn't understand his status in the universe, he should hold his breath for some time

since then i've become obsessed with holding my breath for as long as possible

i will never give up

i will never give up until i can finally be all alone

no matter how many times i lose, i'll keep getting back up

that's what it means to believe in miracles

I have a long way to go before I'm truly strong, for me to be so swayed by my emotions. At least I'm not crying or running away like I used to. This occurrence allows me to remember who I truly am. Therefore, I'm thankful.


 No.43594

File: b003e73bae87852⋯.png (327.64 KB, 845x2013, 845:2013, LDARing-fullpage.png)

Oh no. I identify too hard with this. This is not good.


 No.43596

>>43594

Fun. But I think the world has many miracles to offer so this seems pointless.

>>43591

Nothing wrong with being a nightowl


 No.43597

Live A Live is a pretty good JRPG.


 No.43598

>>43594

It sounds dumb.


 No.43599

>>43596

>Nothing wrong with being a nightowl

Of course but that's not the implication here. Rather she woke up and it was night already so she went back to bed.


 No.43600

city of "light". city of "magic"...


 No.43605

I feel grateful for having found /jp/ and life in general


 No.43606

I finished watching the first Yugioh anime. It was very fun, and I especially enjoyed the last arc. I actually had to limit the amount of episodes I was watching every day to make sure that I wouldn't finish it too quickly. Finishing things too quickly is a problem I have when faced with something I genuinely enjoy.

That being said, I have no plans to watch the card commercials that came out after it. Trading card games don't really interest me that much.


 No.43609

>>43606

The card game anime is really less about cards and more about roleplaying. They muck the rules a little so they rarely fully match any official ruleset, including various games. It's just about the progressive story of children roleplaying as genuinely as possible, trying to spread some morals as they go. The card game aspect could be, and sometimes even is, replaced with other games. None as clever, classic, and individual as Season 0 though. As most of them are just bastardizations like labyrinth mazes or dungeon dice.

Watching children roleplay over card games is one of the most incredible ways to get actually interested in the relevant card game. And even if you don't, it's still interesting, card game aside. You can watch it without any previous knowledge of, or even really much care for the game. It's designed that way. Long as you don't hate it it's cool.

That being said, it does get really repetitive and lasts way too long. I've heard some of the spinoffs and other later YuGiOh series don't suffer from that issue, but the main one sure as hell does.

The fact it takes longer than a video game often does for each Season, barely has any more relevant information (Less in some areas!) and has no gameplay at all, is quite embarrassing to say the least. But children's anime is usually like that, sadly.


 No.43610

File: 4ee099a152e7a1d⋯.jpg (118.94 KB, 640x480, 4:3, Yu-Gi-Oh!DM 140 (DVDrip 48….jpg)

File: 4474c5858df0dfb⋯.jpg (87.07 KB, 640x480, 4:3, Yu-Gi-Oh!DM 020 (DVDrip 48….jpg)

File: b1b5abf623bb88e⋯.jpg (99.66 KB, 640x480, 4:3, Yu-Gi-Oh!DM 153 (DVDrip 48….jpg)

Imagery looks nice though. And there's a few rare moments of badassery like throwing a card to lock up a gun, which got removed in the dub I think but whatever.


 No.43611

listening to bouken desho desho on loop


 No.43612

I only regularly check this board and another, but neither tend to get any posts for several days. It's not like I'm doing anything at all, so there's not much I, personally, can do about this.


 No.43613

>>43612

It's fine isn't it?


 No.43614

>>43612

You could do something. I mean there's a limit to how useful relaxation can be, otherwise you'd fall into >>43594 things like that. It's certainly worthwhile to stay active.

If you're worried about posting things or having things posted, then do things that are worth posting about. Play some games, read/watch/use some Nipponese content, go learn some skills. Get something to post about through activity.

I'll always judge the ever loving fuck out of you. But that's okay. You're anonymous and need no reputation here. Mistakes will be forgotten as long as you don't identify yourself. Which is straight up glorious.


 No.43616

I tried making eggs which are rolled up, like how Japanese people do it. It didn't come out so good.


 No.43620

>>43616

I used to make rolled up eggs at work, mcds, and it's not too difficult. The Nipponese might do it different but I'm not sure about that.

What you want to do is make it a somewhat thin but long section of egg, then try to flip it over all at once, then only leave it on just long enough to solidify (maybe steam it if you can) like 10-30 seconds tops depending on heat. I liked to cook mine at home on a really high temp to pay attention and get the outside sightly crisp without overcooking the rest, 10 seconds for that

After that you want to gently lift just the start, and layer it over the rest. Usually people only aim for 3 layers high, so you only fold 2 different sides.

If you let it cook too long on either side it won't be malleable, if it's too thick then it either won't be malleable or it'll still be undercooked in the center, if you're too rough it'll break either way. Try to balance out those aspects.

It takes some practice, even working with strict timers and a consistently heated huge flat grill surface.


 No.43622

File: 34488133094b900⋯.jpg (1.14 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, ss_08c7e81915c69c303a84ca9….jpg)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/931500/Touhou_Genso_Wanderer_ReloadedTOD_RELOADEDTOD_RELOADED/

What the HELL that is expensive for a roguelike/lite/whatever game, with a shit ton of DLC and bundles.

I wonder if it's actually any good.


 No.43623

>>43622

hhmmmm... marisa tummy...


 No.43624

>>43622

I liked it.


 No.43625

>>43623

Would you get in Marisa to fill her tummy meter?


 No.43626

>>43625

Ice cream.


 No.43627

>>43622

I was shocked when I saw that some of the DLC include characters and unlockable costumes. These guys are dead to me,this is not the doujin spirit I love


 No.43645

who otacool here?


 No.43646

In an effort to become stronger, I'm really trying my best to understand computers. However, 9 times out of 10, whatever video tutorial I find is presented by an Indian. From the moment of my birth I've always hated Indians for no apparent reason. I speculate that in a previous life I was betrayed and killed by an Indian. It's seriously distracting.


 No.43647

>>43646

Have you learned anything significant about these ominous previous lifes yet? I always hear everyone talk about it. I think your disdain for indians is rooted in the fact that they are absolutely repulsive subhumans in our modern times. At least for our standards. Appearently they used to be a great culture. Maybe you are just racist.


 No.43649

>>43646

Don't bother with video tutorials for anything at all, except as an absolute last resort if no other information can be found.

They are almost always outdated, rife with misinformation, presented by annoying Mexicans and Indians, and instructions are rarely branched when necessary.

Text guides and lessons are always better. Pictures mostly optional.


 No.43651

>>43645

Hai watashi desu!


 No.43652

>>43646

Video guides aren't going to get you anywhere. What exactly are you trying to learn to do? If it's something broad that needs an explanation from start to finish, then you're better off just diving in and trying to figure it out for yourself, then write more specific questions into a search engine whenever you find yourself in a rut. Basically, every technical question to have been asked has been asked on stackexchange already, and if it hasn't been, you'll probably have to resort to one of those journalism sites. Have you got any technically-versed friends to help you with this kind of stuff? I think you've insisted that you wouldn't talk personally to any /jp/-goers here, but is there anybody else you know?


 No.43655

Ascii art fascinates me. There's something about it that I really find charming. I kind of wish I knew how to make ascii art.


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 No.43656

>>43655

ASCII is easy, both manual and automatic. SJIS I've yet to find proper instructions for.


 No.43657

>>43656

the problem with ess-jiss art is that it's often made specificallly for a certain proportional font, with a certain size and spacing. further complicating that is the fact that spaces and double-width spaces are mercilessly mashed together, instead of using just normal double-spaces.

I think nobody really has any clue about how the art's meant to come out aside from the creator himself.


 No.43658

>>43657

A standardized font like 16px MS PGothic. It's pretty predictable and easy to style.

Mona is a free approximation that works fairly close and comes out less aliased. But not precisely correct.


 No.43659

>>43658

well I knew that, I just thought it'd bring evil to call it by name. there's also other variations of mona with extended unicode support, etc.


 No.43660

File: dbb437a56786aa0⋯.jpg (1.55 MB, 4279x2853, 4279:2853, -`д´-.jpg)


 No.43661

I've always thought very deeply about things which is fine, but now I've been thinking very deeply about things and not liking my conclusions.

>>43614

Why stop there? What does reputation matter when you can have a dozen different names at once?


 No.43663

>>43661

It's a worry. I tend to think about the same thing over and over again reaching the same conclusion because that is the right and only conclusion but I keep thinking about it because it is a big issue I face. It's a waste of time.


 No.43664

>>43661

>What does reputation matter when you can have a dozen different names at once?

Well, it arguably matters to some degree anywhere where you'd continue to use the same name, even if you'd use dozens at the same time.

A good example is online games. Where your progress has to be tied to your name. If you'd play another name you'd have to restart. That's one instance where reputation is at least not a complete non-issue.

The same could be said for accounts on regular websites as well, even if you'd only use them for bookmarks, site configuration, or similar. It's a pain to lose such persisting conveniences. Though less of a pain than reputation itself, it's still at least relevant.

Even a persistent anonymous chat would have reputation issues if there's only 2 people, for as long as that chat would go on as such.

Only in an anonymous, public group of people larger than 2 can reputation truly be a non-issue.

But yeah, I do love its ephemeral nature on the internet as a whole, even where accounts are tied to progress. If it ever got to the point where reputation would be a larger issue than progress then there at least IS a way out. Even if it would require sacrifice.


 No.43666

Right now, I feel truly alive.


 No.43668

I got this nasty line on my pinky toe it's been there for a few days it looks a little like a ring worm what do I do


 No.43669

>>43594

Ha! That doesn't work when existence feels so agonising that it's impossible to relax!


 No.43670

I prefer Rei, although I sometimes feel as though I'm making the objectively wrong choice. After all, the 'correct' choice that a protagonist makes is usually the one where he takes the more human and realistic option.


 No.43671

>>43669

I only have that problem if I try to do absolutely nothing. But as that thing apparently already said, if I keep busy with various things then they just seem to matter less and less as time goes on. Motivation falls, all passion fails both positive and negative, the feeling of need for existence to have any meaning degrades.

Rotting is a process. One it seems I'm quite far along in.

I know this is not good. But I stopped actually caring about or working on what is good or not long ago.


 No.43674

File: e5761067c59e0d0⋯.jpg (480.85 KB, 1920x1402, 960:701, bird.jpg)


 No.43677

File: 3a83c4bb03e111b⋯.png (7.36 KB, 320x240, 4:3, perfectcomputer.png)

That's right, I'm crazy.


 No.43678

>>43677

Feasible. Most of those systems can be emulated, controller adapters can be built into a case, VGA out is fairly standard, 5.75in drives for BD is standard and would be updatable later on.

Would probably cost a lot less than $9000 too. Though would definitely require some custom case work and rewiring things to fit.

There's even a pre-existing massive multiadaptor for controllers, though I don't remember its name. And PS2 memcard adapters are a thing too.

Also, Wii doesn't need IR sensors, only IR lights. Even just two candles sitting at the right place work well enough.

>radios for X360,PS3

You mean for controller input? DS3 works fine over blutooth. But yeah, 3shitty would need a radio for wireless, and they do make em so that's feasible too.

Emulating those systems is quite a bit harder though. RPCS3 and Xenia have come far, but they still take a powerhouse and don't have very good compatibility.

And I wouldn't want that system. Authenticity of controllers is a waste of time, effort, and space. DS3/DS4/3shitty/xbone cover almost all of them well enough. Sometimes better, subjectively.

Saturn has a nice benefit with its glorious dpad. So that could be worthwhile specifically.

But even then, I'd much rather eventually mod a similar dpad into a DS4 or whatever later controller comes along. So as to not sacrifice analog inputs, full Xinput button coverage, gyro, touchpad, and most importantly, convenience.

My current ideal pad would be a DS4 base (Glorious handles and aesthetic), with 6 face buttons, Saturn DPAD, with the layout for the sticks reversed yet still symmetrical so that the sticks are on the outside and the face/dpad are on the inside (Like GPD Win2 or WiiU Pro).

Preferably with mechanical switches for everything besides sticks/triggers. Or MAYBE full pressure sensitivity like DS2/DS3, even on the dpad; though that makes things feel kind of mushy so maybe not.


 No.43679

I finally realised what it is I miss so much about going outside. It's being dressed well, and being ready to head out.

In accordance with this, I have started showering every morning, applying deodourant, wearing belted pants, and most importantly, wearing a pair of socks and shoes, all inside. JUST like that weird cultural meme the Japanese have about Americans not taking their shoes off indoors.

Anyway, here's something else I've been working on. >>43678


 No.43680

File: 19e8d5a10c7ccf6⋯.png (4.68 KB, 320x240, 4:3, perfectcontroller-R.png)


 No.43684

>>43680

Two dpads and no analog ANYTHING is quite regressive. No one ever uses a second dpad for anything. And games that do make use of the dpad for secondary actions (Camera in monster hunter, weapon swapping in many others) are usually standardized around analogue input for movement, such that using digital/binary directional input for it is awkard.

The ABXY are badly angled, making no use of diagonal placement to allow the knuckle and tip of finger to cover 2 buttons at once, but otherwise placed appropriately.

Home is usually referred to as "guide" in Xinput, and is often mapped to opening menus for programs rather than straight up exiting them.

There's nothing on this controller whatsoever to make it desirable over others. No extra features, plenty of standard features missing, clearly not designed for comfort or efficiency in any way. I'd rather just use a keyboard over it.


 No.43685

My gut instinct is to criticize things.


 No.43686

File: dab111ded7d4416⋯.jpg (2.2 MB, 3120x2640, 13:11, Virtual-Boy-Controller.jpg)

>>43684

Honestly, I think analogue anything is a mistake when it comes to game controls. It's a neat gimmick, but it just doesn't add much. And even though I'm the only person in the world who feels this way, bar none, I think things like that are comparatively uncomfortable.

Anyway, controllers could do with removing a lot of their fat (the DS4 controller is a complete atrocity). The face buttons here were meant to be kind of diagonal, but my mspaint skills can only get me so far. Maybe a square shape with triangles going outwards rather than inwards would do better. Alternatively I guess you could have 3/4 buttons to the left of the secondary d-pad, but I wanted some kind of memorable charm point.


 No.43687


 No.43688

>>43686

Analogue is more than a gimmick.

It allows precision controls more than on and off, which is incredibly helpful when you're not abstracting games to a single large tile basis.

It allows holding the gas or break at precise amounts, or holding the angle at precise directions, to change any of them by very small amounts in driving or flying games of all sorts.

It allows character movement more detailed than just walk and run, sometimes down to incredibly slow per pixel movement. Also removing the need for a an extra run (toggle) button, simplifying necessary input for the user.

Without analogue you'd have to either flicker buttons on and off or have a million modifier keys for similar effect. Limiting games that hard when you don't actually need to is a travesty to say the least.

If there is no analogue input on a controller, then I'm likely to just use a keyboard instead. Several of mine are gloriously mechanical, so they're almost guaranteed more pleasant to use for input.

DPAD mapping is as easy as ASDF or JKL; so that the fingers never need to move, one finger always aligns to one direction, and rotation is as natural as tapping your fingers impatiently.

That would be far more comfortable and natural to someone who types frequently.

>the DS4 controller is a complete atrocity

I disagree. I have used every single feature of it but the extension port at the bottom at some point. The touchpad is great for mouse control without needing to move my hands. The gyro is great, and incredibly sensitive, for games that make use of it (Particularly WiiU emulation, but also Wii), but also for limited mouse control. Then obviously every single button, both sticks, and the wireless functionality get plenty of use. Even the headphone port is kind of nifty.

There is nothing excess that needs trimmed. It is just enough to cover every practical use case.

Well, besides 6 face button games like for Sega systems, N64, and arcade; but that can be approximated well enough with extra buttons to play games at least.

As for dual dpads, the wonderswan also did it. And arguably the switch is setup to function the same, N64 too.

But really, how many games actually make use of it? What's the point? Most often they just function as extra face buttons.

In the cases they act as camera control, like Mario 64, it certainly leaves me desiring more precision that an analogue stick could easily offer.


 No.43689

>I have used every single feature of it but the extension port at the bottom at some point

Oh yes. Even the light. I use that to tell me which program profile it's set to in DS4Windows, and if it ever runs low on battery.


 No.43690

love.png <0Kb>


 No.43691

After enduring everything and finally meeting a real demon, for a second I fantasized an ideal world in which that monster would be the thing that would "set me free" through forming a contract or something. We'd go on grand adventures in fantastical worlds. Imagine Anonymous and the Yellow King (that was what it was called) as the best of friends. I thought of how when I was much younger, I had tried to summon a demon but failed, and there I was, with a demon summoned without me needing to do anything. And yet, I just stood there. So many thoughts raced through my head during that small period of time.

Then the world disappeared, both the real world of computers and ceiling fans and the dark world of demons and magic vanished. The ground was no more so I fell and fell until I landed in a seat overlooking a window. I was in a classroom, and the girl wearing a sailor seifuku hit me with a chair. She asked me who I really am. And then I remembered, I'm someone who will never accept others and vocalized it to the chair-wielding weirdo. I already decided that I'm someone who will never accept anything, no matter what world, and I'm perfectly okay with that. So, I got back up and destroyed the monster that stood before me in a flash. I won and probably got some EXP from defeating a monster, although it was at the price of a potential gateway into the paranormal, so I can't help but feel a little sad.


 No.43692

>>43691

何。


 No.43704

>>43692

I will become stronger, no matter what.


 No.43709

aaaaaaaaaAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THE LIVE STREAM I MISSED IT AAHHH

did anybody else come? I think that was the finale airing, do we get another chance to see?


 No.43710

>>43691

Get help schizo.


 No.43715

File: dfa2261ed229e86⋯.png (66.36 KB, 320x240, 4:3, 被り物.png)


 No.43719

Sign posts are my favorite impractical weapon. They are just very cool. There's no deeper reason beyond that.


 No.43721

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

There's an interesting topic. I'll go for keyboards. Keyboards would make a good bad weapon. I don't think it's as impractical in comparison, and it feels like a bit of a cheat to choose, considering how closely it panders to the kinds of people using a keyboard all day, but I still like the idea.


 No.43724

File: afd2742c7c3e7aa⋯.jpg (26.24 KB, 1396x46, 698:23, signpost spear.jpg)


 No.43731

Plot twist: I have never watched Serial Experiments Lain in my entire life. Even during my pretentious phase, I was too busy masturbating to Ayanami Rei. I always wanted to watch Lain and have always thought about it, but I never actually did. I guess it's kind of similar to Yume Nikki in a way, and I have very fond memories of that game.

However, now that I'm trying to code, a new motivation to watch Lain has emerged. I WILL FINALLY WATCH THE ANIME 『SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN』 AND NO ONE WILL STOP ME.


 No.43732

>>43731

It's going down this friday, be there or be gay


 No.43733

>>43731

I tired watching it but it was bland so I gave up.


 No.43734

>>43731

I don't think lain is like yume nikki at all though.

But yeah watch it. If we stream it ill be there.


 No.43745

File: 3e96c7e341a98c9⋯.png (16.36 KB, 640x480, 4:3, wainstop.com - fruital ecl….png)

Dreamed about this adventure game where every time it was booted, you'd catch your player character in the middle of this inexplicable, often dangerous situation and you'd have to find a way to get them out. It took place in this kind of 50,000-story Megaopolis tower where most levels were as you'd expect out of a space elevator mall, but some were wide, lush green landscapes, while others were small, confined spaces. Anyway, I won't get into what I remember of the particulars, but it was for the most part a visual novel, with occasional free movement in first person. The game progressed according to your computer's real-time clock, but there's rarely any actual continuity. The game would just drag you into the middle of one of it's thousands of plotlines, most of it you'll have probably missed while you were away and the player character had free agency to act, and you'd have to put up with it. I think the pause screen was a little scaffolding book with lined paper. I discovered by looking at a wiki for one plotline I'd been completely confused (and vaguely saddened) by that there was a lot of randomisation, and even making the right choices would lead to a bad outcome anyway depending on your luck. It was goofy, it was surreal, it was loud sometimes, and I loved it.

It all reminded me of these two fine pieces of software, I think you guys should check it out:

http://www.geocities.jp/kanoguti_soft/soft2/irp/index.html IRP: Imagination Reality Paradice (well I'd love to try this one out, but all three download links have been killed because all Japanese people are George Lucas or something. somebody, tell me if you can find it)

http://kanoguti93.web.fc2.com/soft2/irp2/index.html IRP2: Intelligent Rackety Paradise


 No.43746

File: 0ea1bdd66fa0277⋯.png (109.65 KB, 960x720, 4:3, Serial Experiments Lain (J….png)

>>43731

Well, watching anime is not exactly a large hurdle to overcome or stop at all.

Lain gives a bit to think about, but nothing anywhere near earth-shattering.

I've found the PS1 game to be more interesting so far. More psychological. Lain seems more like a normal child just wondering how to interact with those around her, and talks about it a notable amount.

The presentation order and perspective shift are great. That that one website lacks that is really its only glaring problem. Small nitpicks in translation nuance/clarity aside anyway.

I really wish it would be easier to hack subtitles into the game to share with English speaking friends easier. Having them read side by side is kind of clunky, inconvenient, and non-immersive.


 No.43748

Do you sometimes visit the former 2ch?


 No.43749

While watching the fourth episode of Serial Experiments Lain I got to a scene in which Lain was putting together her computer and there was a sudden power outage. That was pretty spooky.


 No.43752

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 No.43754

Lain keeps showing up in my daily life in unexpected places. Maybe that's just a big coincidence, maybe the law of attraction is in effect. Who knows.


 No.43758

I'm going to learn how to use my voice better. A person's voice can be a far more noticeable feature than even physical appearance at times. My voice, like many other things, is lacking. But I think it has potential. I don't actually hate my voice or anything, but it's really just the execution that needs improving.

Plus, if I truly wish to become a "sorcerer", I should be able to chant those spells in an appropriately over-the-top manner. I will make Yukari proud.


 No.43759

>>43748

I occasionally check the gaijin-friendly boards. Approximately 99% of the time I find that either nothing at all or nothing interesting has been posted there.

Board links for the curious.

https://agree.5ch.net/anime8/

https://agree.5ch.net/comp8/

https://agree.5ch.net/img8/

https://agree.5ch.net/music8/

https://agree.5ch.net/prog8/

https://agree.5ch.net/sjis8/

There are a few others.


 No.43771

I still can't beat Super Mario Brothers.


 No.43776

sudden nostalgia

harem anime, rpg maker games, linkin park

i remember it all

in my eyes there's a single tear, as i reminisce about those simple days

that young boy had no friends, nor did he have much of a grasp on reality, and yet he never gave up


 No.43779

ああああは レベルが あがった!␊

ちからが 5ポイントあがった!␊

さいだいHP 7ポイントふえた!␊


 No.43780

File: bd66db6988f4784⋯.png (68.01 KB, 718x216, 359:108, TK-555.png)


 No.43781

somehow I feel really terrible all of a sudden. is it just me?


 No.43783

>>43781

Can happen sometimes.

Rule of thumb, if you write "is it just me" it's always something that other people experienced aswell. Well almost always I guess.


 No.43784

A character who seems evil but is actually good.

A character who seems good but is actually evil.

Which do you prefer?


 No.43785

>>43784

The first one.


 No.43787

>>43783

Well if everybody in the world started feeling terrible for no reason all at once, that'd probably be pretty bad.

>>43784

It might seem simplistic, but I prefer good characters that are good and evil characters who are evil. If it's a choice between the two of them, I guess the first would win over some Disney plot twist villain.


 No.43788

>>43787

(The first, as in, a "character who seems evil but is actually good")


 No.43790

>>43784

I prefer morally ambiguous characters who aren't inherently good or evil, but rather just excessively rational to the point where they cannot be heavily swayed by such feeling alone, and need some form of reason on top of it. Preferably due to a complete lack of natural sense for morals to begin with.

Because I could closer identify with such characters, and understand them much easier. Regardless of which side of the story they're on.

Sadly, most often, such characters are portrayed as completely amoral and evil for it. Or at least always easily swayed by evil forces because evil forces are usually good with words of manipulation. With no intention or motivation for continuing interaction with the society they live in.

Like, almost never will you see such a character rationally arguing *against* theft or murder because it makes it difficult to cooperate with others out of fear of having it done to yourself, for example. But rather they'd just rationalize such problem-causing actions away as "only an issue morally", which frustrates me to high hell.


 No.43792

File: ad5c270f0d6c08b⋯.png (7.03 MB, 1618x2240, 809:1120, どうぶつの森.pNg)

I'm getting tired of emulating games and seeing just 1 of 4 save slots get used. It feels so lonely, not to say it was any different when I actually played those games legitimately, it just recently occurred to me that those extra slots are meant to have a purpose, meant to be used by OTHER people. So I had a pretty good idea:

1. Make some more friends (difficulty: hard)

2. Convince them to play the same games I do (difficulty: hard)

3. Devise a system where game saves are loaded off of a server, which treats games differently depending on factors like their platform, whether they save to a cart, or a memory card, or a hard drive, whether they intend to have more than one player use it, and implement a function to the system where the cart/memory card is locked for other people to use while it's active (difficulty: medium).

This system could also sync saves for normal computer games like, I don't know, Minesweeper or Artificial Academy 2 and stuff. These games often have a single, set save directory though, so I'd have to do some complicated stuff with mount points and symbolic links, and all of the other guys would have to do this as well. Maybe we can also do this multiplayer thing where we save all of our emails, work documents, and porn in a single place too, like we're on the family computer and rifling through Dad's shit.

Anyway, I think I'll get to work on this right away, so first I'll come up with a list of games intended to be used by more than one player asynchronously. Locking down an entire memory card while it's in use isn't ideal either, so if it's possible, I might look into somehow making it work with through some kind of memory card editor queue. As far as single, cart-based saves go, those probably just can't be helped. A peer-to-peer method would be necessary if this weren't just a thing I were doing with my small group of imaginary friends, but for now, I'll just go with something server-based. Maybe we can leave something more advanced like that up to the MAŌ·CUBOX.


 No.43793

>>43790

I don't like those kinds of anti-villains. It usually feels like the producers are trying to convince the viewers that they, and all of the stories they've read before are stupid, but their own bit of media can cure them of that. In reality, I'm sure there's no shortage of crooks who simply don't care about the damage they're doing to other people, and there's nothing silly or unrealistic about that.

Well, I guess "Trolley Problem Wikipedia Article" villains and villains with internal monologues are different things, but that just makes it a matter of presentation. But what's the point of getting so deep into the villain's psychology, when the viewer can just think of good reasons to rob a bank themselves? It's not like every single particularity of every character and their motivations has to be explained.


 No.43794

>>43793

Oh, it's certainly not that previous stories are stupid at all, that's obviously not entirely true. But rather, that those stories don't cover absolutely every case. There certainly are people who will not be swayed by morals alone.

The only potential thing to really "cure" is the oversimplified low resolution view on good and evil, but there's countless pre-existing tropes to attempt to counter that. Such portrayals are definitely not alone in this.

There are plenty crooks that don't care about the damage to others. That's incredibly normal, yes. I'm not saying do away with those at all. They're also a good part of stories.

But to leave it at that is kind of annoying.

It's fine for children's stories where you're just trying to indoctrinate morals as hard as possible. But that can't be everything.

>But what's the point of getting so deep into the villain's psychology, when the viewer can just think of good reasons to rob a bank themselves?

Now that, that is a very important question.

I honestly believe there is good and evil in all of us. And learning to deal with that is important. Sometimes "Good is good and bad is bad" is not enough. Sometimes even "I'll get caught and punished" is not enough.

People will often question why they don't just rob banks themselves, naturally. They will definitely think of good reasons to, for motivation, but they should also end up thinking of reasons NOT to, for self protection. Those "reasons not to" are an incredibly valuable defense mechanism. Especially for people who are not immediately swayed by morals alone. Because "evil" often has a way with words for issues that "good" takes for granted.

Through such things you can pacify sociopaths with reason for all sides. Before they bud into actually malicious individuals out of hate for oversimplification of morals that, to them, just doesn't make any damn sense. They're not inherently evil for it, they just think differently and need a little more convincing both from themselves and others.

Also, I didn't mean just villains. I meant even good guys too, though kind of hypothetically there because I'm drawing a blank on specifics that don't just degrade into good vs evil in the end.

A SOMEWHAT good example is probably Akumetsu, the manga.

He's tentatively taking a "good" side, but absolutely does not understand it. He's self admittedly stupid, but absolutely open to reason. Not manipulation, reason.

In a world where the majority of the system is corrupt. Trying to figure out who is doing good and who is doing bad, in results rather than morals alone. Testing the few acting as good to make sure they're more than words of moral fellatio. Killing many of the guilty. And dying as many times as it takes in the process.

A proper vigilante, I guess.

Though he misses the point A LOT. And doesn't seem to understand that usury itself perpetuating debt/risk is the main issue behind the majority of problems there. But at least questioning why the debt/loan system isn't working as it should. As far as I read anyway.

And I fucking LOVE it when a truly evil person just acting with such a stance to manipulate others into evil gets his face smacked in for it. ShutUpHannibal and whatnot. That is some good shit. When evil IS just evil for evil's sake, they do indeed need to be punished straight out rather than let run.


 No.43795

Whoa that was long. I'm sorry for that.


 No.43796

>>43792

They're also for save management than multiple people using them.

I always loved getting my own copies of games so that I could copy old saves at specific parts of games over to other slots and revisit them many times. Or be able to rewind several saves/hours back if a bad decision screwed me out of something.

Sharing with others was nothing more than a nuisance. One that emulating solves due to proper file management for saves that allows nigh endless different saves in parallel for the same game. Even for cartridge games.

Having different memory cards on disc based systems was also a good solution. Especially since they could be used with each other for proper multiplayer. That was some good shit. Much more social and fulfilling than seeing each others saves take up slots when saving and loading.


 No.43799

>>43796

I can see how something like that might be an issue when it comes to things like visual novels, or those games that don't let you do certain things twice, but for the most part, I haven't found much use in having multiple saves, personally. Maybe something like that might come up in tactics or battle sim games with permanent choices and outcomes.

Anyway, as with the image I posted, online save sharing would definitely be useful for a game like Animal Crossing. And I know there aren't actually that many games like it, but there's still other genres with leaderboards and that kind of stuff. Just seeing your own name over and over in those kind of sucks, unless maybe you've never been able to make a top score at an arcade. Online leaderboards are never local enough short of tracking down your coordinates without your permission and using them (I, for one, would totally do this, but I'm not responsible for the online services of any game consoles).

I do know that it's a gimmick, but just seeing other save slots being used would make me feel happy, I think. Game consoles try so hard to feel social, and I feel like I'm not really giving them a fair chance when I buy one without having any friends. I don't actually want to buy a new console though, so it's easiest with emulation.


 No.43800

>>43794

Sorry, I don't think that there's a lot I can add in response to that though. That manga sounds very interesting in the way you describe it though, so I'll have to check it out. From the sounds of it, I guess it has this young protagonist who adds a bunch of world expositioning, just by publicly questioning everything he sees around him?


 No.43801

>>43800

Yeah, something like that.

There's not a lot of "good" though, at all. So it's mostly just ass kicking and killing those who appear to be the bad guys. Publicly killing them and "himselves" over and over, pretty much just hoping it resolves something, because that's better than standing still.

Like in real life, so very few even realize there is so many problems with corruption and ways to fix them. So almost no one is proactive in fixing anything at all, for better or worse.

Far as I got it was at least interesting. Don't remember where or why I stopped. Probably because it missed the point of what specifically was wrong with the world so hard so many times.


 No.43802

Being so creative is actually hurting me. It's getting in the way of me doing anything else. My mind is constantly racing with all of these different ideas and my hands are constantly searching for something to mold. Producing music, drawing, programming and more. I've tried so many different things. It's one thing to silently dream of making an animation or a video game, but it's completely different when one actually has the potential to do it.

I don't like this. I don't like this one bit. I genuinely don't feel well. If I get consumed by the light, I'll die. And I've already promised her that I will not die. But don't get me wrong, I'm not going to stop being creative. I just need to learn how to express my creative potential in a less intense and more manageable way.


 No.43803

>>43802

Can you actually draw or produce music though?


 No.43804

>>43803

Not really. I'd say I'm still at level 1 in doing such things, which is the equivalent of being able to do a single pull-up. Level 2 is when I can start doing multiple pull-ups at once.

But still, since those skill levels are above zero, they no longer qualify as impossible in my eyes. That alone makes indulging in them enticing.


 No.43806

>>43802

Even just feeling creative is something I both admire and dread. Much like the mindset of a child. It's wonderful and incredibly scary, inherently so.

It's something I stamped out years ago. I don't even remember if that was intentional, but it's definitely a done deal now.

So creativity and childish wonder are foreign to me. And that makes me feel so safe, like in control and rational. No matter how much joy I may be missing out on due to it, I much prefer it this way.

Others will create for me, thankfully. All I have to do is think, work, and play; nothing as unreliable and terrifying as creating or believing things I do not understand.

>>43804

I wouldn't say you're creative then. Just imaginative. The line is drawn at practicality.


 No.43811

>>43802

I understand this to an extent. it's one of the reasons I have slowly been stopping drawing. It's far too consuming, and that is even when I am not good at it. If I could draw as well as I like I don't think I would ever be able to enjoy anything again. I would watch an anime or play a game and get an idea that I have to draw at that moment. The other thing that worries me is I would not enjoy other peoples art as much the better I could draw myself.


 No.43812

>>43811

Learning to let go of the need to draw is just as important as learning to hold on. You don't have to let it consume you.

Having skill to create doesn't inherently cause anhedonia, it just makes you more critical of things you could create.

I'd actually say that makes it more consistently enjoyable, because you eventually understand what makes art enjoyable on a more articulate level, as you know how to create it. Even if the "magic" of not understanding it is lost, there's still normal enjoyment.

Kind of like understanding positive and negative feedback in video games, and how that creates motivation to continue them, rather than just getting lost in it.

Shit like that just normally happens as you grow up. It's okay.


 No.43813

>>43812

Being critical of the things one could create would cause anhedonia in of itself, as would understanding how it is made. Yes you may appreciate it on an articulate level but you will sooner spot issues as well and consciously or even subconsciously compare it to your own work.


 No.43814

>>43813

If just comparing things and considering them to be less than ideal makes them entirely unenjoyable to you, that's a pre-existing issue that's quite a bit larger than creativity.

Same for if noticing issues alone and being able to put them into words, rather than just experiencing those issues firsthand, makes something inherently less enjoyable.

That part in particular makes it easier for me to enjoy things because I can separate off what is unenjoyable, put it into words, and accept that it's there. Rather than letting what small negative emotion it causes take over the entire concept of something as a whole. Like I can say I DO like something, but "do not like that particular part".


 No.43815

My imaginary girlfriend just exposed me. She pointed at me and told me exactly what my primary character flaw is, one which I unconsciously pretend doesn't exist.


 No.43816

>>43814

That's how it works with everybody, if you don't notice an issue in something it won't lessen your view of it, if you do it will. Sure you may be able to still accept it and find enjoyment with it, but your view has still been affected, particularly if you can both notice these issues and know you can make something better without them.


 No.43817

>>43816

Even if I don't specifically notice something I would experience it. It would lessen my view of it, I just would not be able to explain why.

For example, I used to not be able to enjoy shounen manga/anime at all because something vague just irritated me that much. But now that I can pick off what I do not like about it and accept them as things I don't like, rather than attributing them to the genre as a whole, that is no longer an issue.

Regardless, something being relatively sub-par is not a valid reason for considering something to be absolutely unenjoyable. That's certainly fallacious.

Things will always be relatively better or worse than others. Comparing them to your personal ability to create makes no reasonable difference. They're still valid entertainment on their own even if yours is somehow better or worse.

Comparing and contrasting things is a natural thing to do. Throwing away absolutely everything but the best of the best of the best just because everything else is relatively worse is absurd.

Getting depressed over that is probably only something that happens because you worry it will depress you.


 No.43818

>>43817

That's still noticing it just not understanding what it is you are noticing.

As I said, you can still enjoy it just not as much as you would if you had not noticed an issue with it.

> Comparing them to your personal ability to create makes no reasonable difference.

it makes a lot of difference.

>Getting depressed over that is probably only something that happens because you worry it will depress you.

Maybe, I overthink thinks sometimes.


 No.43820

File: 78fa504260f5413⋯.jpg (426.25 KB, 1200x1200, 1:1, DweT9kyU0AYozP2.jpg)

Happy Satori day!


 No.43821

File: c2de2bddc8eae0f⋯.jpg (2.12 MB, 1650x1727, 150:157, ea7dc7a410a95d67d8bd6e9322….jpg)


 No.43822

How do I achieve Satori?


 No.43823

What's the deal with all these videos about 'facts'. I see titles such as 'top 10 facts about...', 'facts you probably didn't know about...' and so forth. Could it be that people are naturally attracted to facts?


 No.43824

>>43823

Everybody wants to know it all, or at least be a know-it-all.


 No.43825

>>43823

Click bait.


 No.43826

>>43823

What >>43825 said. These kinds of titles have been found to naturally draw people in. Use of numbers and use of "you" are typical of these kinds of things.


 No.43827

How long has it been since YOU last checked your email?


 No.43828

File: be0941dfbaff58f⋯.jpg (98.52 KB, 750x1000, 3:4, sdfasfd.jpg)

I love Hanekawa and want to marry her.


 No.43832

>>43827

You have to add some kind of mystery aspect to it. This is not enough..


 No.43833

>>43832

Alright, let me try this one:

"Guys... I checked my email..."


 No.43834

>>43833

>"Guys... I checked my email... You'll never believe the 3 facts it said"


 No.43835

>>43834

I really want to click this one


 No.43840

i refuse to connect without a proxy.


 No.43841

^ this isn't about the internet


 No.43842

>>43840

>>43841

Is it sex?


 No.43844

If I never check my emails bad news can't reach me!


 No.43846

File: b700933fcf43d72⋯.jpg (304.47 KB, 620x876, 155:219, 51521755_p40 - らくがきまとめ.jpg)

Are you hungry, my dudes? How about some egg over rice?


 No.43847

>>43846

I miss the cooking thread we had.. but I guess it's hard to keep it going


 No.43851

XHTML wasn't given a proper chance. I've been doing some screwing around with it right now, and it's perfectly capable of serving current needs, and unlike HTML5, it doesn't have a bunch of arbitrary restrictions all over the place.


 No.43852

In a dream, I was walking in a large city with my busty female companions. Then some loli police officer blocked my path and told us that using up so much oxygen is against the law. I calmly explained to her that all of my female companions aren't alive, but are rather undead, Jiangshi to be specific, and are under my control. I also said that I was the one who killed them in the first place. She then let us pass.

I'm not sure what's weirder, using up a lot of oxygen being outlawed or the police officer not caring that I was a literal murderer.


 No.43858

File: e92a1dd6466eb2b⋯.jpg (807.75 KB, 1402x2000, 701:1000, (Reitaisai 8) [Omchiken] T….jpg)

File: 48c13a045d7c1ba⋯.jpg (586.77 KB, 1402x2000, 701:1000, (Reitaisai 8) [Omchiken] T….jpg)

Nice.


 No.43860

I'm doing things too quickly. I don't like it. I actually prefer to do things slowly, but the satisfaction of learning something new is tempting. I'm far more of a blue Oni than a red one, so I enjoy myself more when I take in things slowly and appreciate all of the little details. If I keep rushing, I will miss out on so many of those details that I find so interesting.

Yes, learning 50 new skills is an ambitious goal to achieve in a year and I'm not planning on giving up on it, but if I blaze through everything, it'll hardly be as though I did anything. Also, a big thing is that learning new skills is getting in the way of working on old ones, which is especially annoying because even my Japanese learning is being affected. That's not good at all, because on my resolution I wrote down learning Japanese as one of the first things. Learning Japanese is genuinely really important to me.


 No.43862

New 8ch incident, might go down for a bit. Reminder about the bunker sites, 4taba.net/all and maybe nanashi@bbs.shiptoasting.com.


 No.43863

>>43858

I love alpacas and I love the Komeiji family. Yesterday I was dreaming that I was traveling to japan to live on an alpaca farm. There I met cute little baby alpacas. I was so excited by that dream that I couldn't go back to sleep.


 No.43864

I feel like I've been having interesting dreams lately, but I can't really remember any of them. SOrry if it's my obligation to share here.


 No.43867

File: 6914c42cc5a49fb⋯.png (68.23 KB, 192x416, 6:13, Th12.5HatateHimekaidou.png)

I was writing, but my browser crashed. Therefore I won't write the original message, because clearly the gods forbid it.

Instead, I'll make a different kind of post:

I had a dream in which a certain type of bird (pictured) slept on my shoulder. I don't particularly like this sort, but it was still quite nice. One thing that bothered me was that her pointy hat thing kind of dug into my torso at first, but I was able to reposition her head and make it more comfortable.

As I was waking up, I had the thought that if a girl were sleeping in the bus next to you or something, you could position her however you want, and upon waking, convince her that she did this herself. You'd say that you couldn't help keeping her like this since you were worried you might wake her up. Only a 6/10 chance of her clawing your face afterwards.


 No.43868

I woke up saying "YUKARI". I thought such dramatic things only happen in anime.


 No.43869

File: 8c5f455322c27a3⋯.jpg (234.25 KB, 960x720, 4:3, Meatloaf.jpg)

>>43847

That reminds me, I forgot to post a picture of glorious meatloaf.

Made with 5/8ths a cup of oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs, 1 egg, 3/4ths an onion, some ketchup mixed in, and a layer of ketchup on top that reduces into a nice paste. Baked at 350F for 45-50 minutes.


 No.43870

File: b8c92f8bc1e660d⋯.jpg (30.93 KB, 950x730, 95:73, 1441763791840-1.jpg)

What up jaypedos

I posted like a year ago bitching about my new normalfag life and a horrible relationship I was in.

Broke up the worst way possible, I sent a .txt after fucking her a couple of days earlier saying how I thought the relationship was hurting the both of us, blocked her ass and forgot about her for a good half a year. Pretty sure she hates my guts now.

Thing is, a couple of months later I met this cute japanese girl who was here for 3 months studying, I showed her around, helped with her homework and had fun with her. A friend of hers told me she had a boyfriend, went for it anyways and cucked a sad jap. The thing was beautiful, we hung out, we sent each other text messages, we went on small trips, I felt like a fucking boss talking japanese, a thing I had only done in forums. Both of knew that the moment she went home we may never see each other again but we still made eternal declarations of love, we talked about destiny and what beautiful future we may have had things were different. She said things I cringed at in VNs but in love as I was it made my heart flutter. Up until that point I had never fallen in love with anything that wasn't 2D. And let me tell you, love is like the fucking measles, you should experience it at a young age, otherwise it will hit you like a train full of corny fluffy cotton candy farted our by a lovely pink unicorn and once you get kicked out it, it will run you over squeezing out whatever you thought were your entrails, leaving, you, a sad and mangled husk.

The last night we thought we would see each other we kept hugging, telling each other we were as close as we could fiscally be but that, even then, it wasn't enough. God, I am tearing up, jp. We kissed and parted ways with a bittersweet smile.

A few days later she got mugged, lost her passport and called me in tears. I immediately acted, calling and asking favors to everyone I knew. Met her a couple of days later, we made the paper work. Turns out she was going to take a trip with her boyfriend and still was in time to take the flight, but she decided to stay a little while more with me, she broke up with the other guy. "It must be fate" we said to each other, best week of my life. "I don't know what could have happened to us if this didn't happen" she said. We shared simple things telling each other we wished we could live together. Finally, the night before she went home she asked me to never forget her. I don't know what came to up to me, I told myself I would never do such a thing, but I asked her to marry me. Not a second of thought came to her brain as she blurted out with a smile that she would. I told her I could maybe go to Japan in winter. She went home with a smile and I to left the airport with a smile thinking I had met the love of my life and that we had a bright but, maybe, difficult future together.


 No.43871

File: aed31aeffcb42ea⋯.gif (2.1 MB, 400x230, 40:23, 1434839955200.gif)

>>43870

A few days later she got mugged, lost her passport and called me in tears. I immediately acted, calling and asking favors to everyone I knew. Met her a couple of days later, we made the paper work. Turns out she was going to take a trip with her boyfriend and still was in time to take the flight, but she decided to stay a little while more with me, she broke up with the other guy. "It must be fate" we said to each other, best week of my life. "I don't know what could have happened to us if this didn't happen" she said. We shared simple things telling each other we wished we could live together. Finally, the night before she went home she asked me to never forget her. I don't know what came to up to me, I told myself I would never do such a thing, but I asked her to marry me. Not a second of thought came to her brain as she blurted out with a smile that she would. I told her I could maybe go to Japan in winter. She went home with a smile and I to left the airport with a smile thinking I had met the love of my life and that we had a bright but, maybe, difficult future together.

I couldn't gather the money to go, she comforted me but even then I felt horrible, that something might go wrong. The first few months we made video calls every week, watched YT videos, messaged each other everyday, sent each other packages and tried to keep the thing together.

Winter came and she started looking for a job, her attitude suddenly changed, she said she was getting second thoughts on the whole marriage thing. I could understand her, looking for a job is hard process in the west, I can not imagine the living hell it must be in Japan. And, I admit it, I had my little tantrum. But finally I understood, it was a decision made in the heat of the moment. Phone calls were getting more sparse, gradually she would take longer to answer to messages. Eventually I blurted out that saying "I love you" to much will might make it lose it's meaning, she agreed and I even had to beg to her to see a little affection. I would torture myself thinking what she could be doing, where did that sweet affection went. But I continued to make the effort wishing her a good day and night everyday. Finally I said I was getting hurt, that it might be better to break up, but we still had feelings for each other and tried to make it work. The thing continued, I sent her a present for valentines, she didn't. Finally, a month ago, she told me that she was too busy thinking of herself and couldn't answer my feelings, but that she still loved me, she even sent me an audio file saying so, I could hear her breaking up from the other side. I asked for her never to forget me, like she did. またいつかね, we said.

We haven't contacted each other ever since.

Cried like I never had, took a couple of days off my duties and hid everything she gave to me. The next day I had the bad luck to go trough the same place we had our first date and I cried in my car, in the middle of traffic. Tried to take my mind off her, started running, I even made a Tinder account for the hell of it. I got a few matches, boosting my self esteem a little bit, but no one wants to meet up.

But I just can't jp, I can't.

I think of her everyday, what I did wrong, what might have happened if I took a loan to go there in winter. That she still loves me but that the broken social system in japan is taking her away, that she might be sacrificing her social life to a faceless corporation. Or, hell, that she met another dude and cucked me the same way we cucked the other guy, that she tried not to hurt me. I felt bad for the girl I dumped so mercilessly, that she might have experienced the same fucking despair, that this is some kind of punishment. I still fantasize of her contacting me, telling me to go out for a trip with me, even though I know that it might never happen.

Take it as you will, easy, I'd like to think. I hope it was at least somewhat entertaining.

I regret nothing, but I wish I wasn't born. /blog


 No.43872

>>43871

Fucked up that last post, oh well.

Add it to the list.


 No.43873

This would make a solid NTR VN actually.


 No.43874

And then Anon woke up.


 No.43875

File: 24e755d0f778409⋯.png (118.3 KB, 333x268, 333:268, 1432976314661.png)

>>43874

Wake me up, anon, wake me the fuck up.


 No.43876

File: 380acec49af0d8e⋯.jpg (8.13 KB, 320x180, 16:9, ZUN.jpg)

Happy birthday ZUN


 No.43877

>>43871

That was pretty entertaining. I have no experiences related to love, so your story made me feel like I'm learning something new. That being said, I have one question. How can you regret nothing if you regret being born?


 No.43878

File: 9be521f9d301e40⋯.jpg (45.98 KB, 771x750, 257:250, 127380804993491.jpg)


 No.43880

>>43877

You can not regret things you don't have control over.

My birth was my parent's choice.


 No.43882

>>43880

You know you could've just pressed "B" to cancel right?


 No.43883

File: dd4e150aa3de810⋯.jpg (245.32 KB, 1536x2048, 3:4, IMG_20190319_214322.jpg)


 No.43884

>>43871

Entertaining story. Reminds me of that longass story posted on /progrider/.


 No.43887

haha, want gf


 No.43888

My left eyelid's been twitching like crazy, so now I know how horrible it is to be somebody with a twitchy eyelid.


 No.43891

I really don't like "Chinese anime/manga". I've seen a few images of such nonsense, and it unnerves me. Something about it just feels fundamentally wrong. Also, for whatever reason, I'm pretty good at telling the difference between Japanese art and Chinese imitations.

I've always been kind of wary of Chinese people, and I'm not a big fan of their food, but at least my irrational racism towards them isn't nearly as severe as my racism towards India. At least China is indirectly responsible for one thing I really like, which is Kanji.


 No.43901

I will become stronger.


 No.43904

>>43901

Me too!

Oh who am I kidding..


 No.43905

I don't like Asuka. Nearly all of her character traits are ones which I'm indifferent to at best and repulsed by at worst. From the moment she was introduced, I knew I hated her. I don't like tsunderes. I don't like twintails. I don't like the color red (when compared to colors like blue or purple). I especially don't like bitches.

On the other hand, when I first watched Eva, I fell in love with Rei at first sight. I still think about her with high-regard to this day, even though that love has long since faded. I would go as far as to classify her as my first crush.

I think this says a lot about me as a person.


 No.43906

BOOBS:

Platonic; rationalist; end in itself; noble

BUTTS:

Empiricist; materialistic; means to an end; base


 No.43909

>>43906

Butts have potential discoloration from unwiped shit.


 No.43910

I do not have a lot of money for hostels or capsule hoterus. Maybe.

What would happen if I just took a few towels and slept on them in a park?


 No.43913

>>43910

You'd be treated as a homeless person or a passed out drunk. Might run into trouble, might be left alone. People won't like it regardless.

Manga cafes are the popular meme service for staying at cheaply. Not that I'd really recommend that. Some supposedly even deny your stay after so many days.

You should really take care of where you'd stay before traveling. Not just to Japan, but anywhere.


 No.43917

>>43905

What do you not like about red?


 No.43918

>>43917

selfish; hostile; inconsiderate; (etc.)


 No.43919

>>43918

So you think red amplifies those traits more? It's understandable since the color has a habit of making the user appear dominant, aggressive, angry, dangerous, passionate, and hotheaded.

What then, do you like about the blue & purple colors?


 No.43920

>>43919

oh, that's not me. I was only offering suggestions


 No.43922

>>43920

Even if you're not that anon, could you make suggestions on why blue & purple could be likable colors?


 No.43923

>>43922

I guess that, being on the cooler end of the spectrum, they'd generally indicate opposite traits. To me though, those colours can only really be associated with sickness, I guess that means I'm not very creative.

In any case, I think selflessness, neutrality (not being afraid to at least just keep your ideas inside your own mind), and not being afraid to be a little dishonest are good qualities that will lead to happy relationships. Rei doesn't really possess the EQ to demonstrate any of those qualities, but I guess it's what those cooler colours might be associated with.


 No.43925

I was part of a gang. I wasn't well-treated but I was kept around because I had psychic powers. Most of them spent their time just squatting, smoking and looking menacing while I tried my best to stay in dark corners as far as I could from them. I'm not sure what I was doing there or why they couldn't just find another psychic. While spending some time away from the gang as part of some kind of investigation for them, I saw a person who despite looking normal had the "famous" classification. I decided to talk to him for some reason and he was moved by whatever I said. Later, I visited a website similar to Youtube but not really and saw that exact person talking about how he wants a person he met recently to not kill himself. It was fairly obvious he was speaking about me. I was going to leave a comment on the video with my account, which had a Ayanami Rei profile picture, but I decided against it for some reason.

Shortly after, I found myself in a different dream. I knew that in order to find success in this world, one needs to pass school. But in order to pass school, one must either succeed the test or take the class. It came off as though you had to choose one or the other. Despite that, I decided I would apply for both anyways. When I arrived at the school I found out that the test was merely a ruse to weed out the overconfident and impatient people. Anyways, in the school, to enter the first class, one must first pass by some kind of place with security guards who ask you a bunch of questions. The most notable and important question was "What's your shot type?", as if referring to the shot-types in Touhou. I was handed a tray with two thin pieces of red clay on it and told to show off what mine looks like. I twirled the two pieces together in such a way that they resembled the Lance of Longinus from Evangelion. The security guard asked me a bunch of other questions about my RPG stats or something but I don't remember. Then in the class itself I saw a man wearing a military uniform and had the head of a frog. He had the special ability to create clones of himself, and someone in the crowd told me his ability is an abnormal one which no one else has. I didn't seam afraid of him in the slightest.


 No.43926

Adolf Hitler did 9/11 to distract from the plight of Israel


 No.43933

Applied to a local company. They were kind, but it feels like I can still hear them talking about me and my dumb resume.


 No.43939

Somebody, post something


 No.43942

>>43939

we are all dead dude


 No.43945


 No.43946

"Man is nothing without the world. The hero who loves the world and the demon lord who wants to change it, they both have noticeable relationships with the world. Having a relationship with the world is key to becoming stronger."

-My imaginary girlfriend. She says some pretty weird things some times.


 No.43948

Today I watched Boogiepop Phantom for a bit and I noticed that it seems very similar to Lain. They even used the same sound effects at some parts


 No.43949

>>43948

Lain is way better than Boogiepop though.


 No.43950

Just finished Sekiro..

What a game. Did anyone here play it?


 No.43951

I've recently gotten into Gundam and I just finished watching Char's Counterattack. All I can say is that Char just wanting a woman to become his mother is a motivation I can relate to. So far, my favorite mecha in the series is the Hyaku Shiki and my favorite girl is Four.

I was thinking that I should buy a Gunpla and try to make it. Building models is a skill, but the idea of me buying something just because I watched what is essentially a glorified commercial for said thing makes me feel sort of 'degraded' in a way.


 No.43956

I feel like hell is approaching towards me from all sides. Whereever I go and whatever I do, it's demons this or hell that. Maybe I would belong into such a place.


 No.43960

>>43956

Elaborate. Do you mean demons as in actual demons, really bad people or something else?


 No.43962

>>43960

Nothing exciting of that kind. But recently I've been really obsessed with Satania and the mythological figure of cerberus. And the other day the song "Glasya Labola" come on my shuffle playlist while I was thinking about that. I've also been spending most of my free time playing a textbased MMO called hellmoo.


 No.43963

8ch has a memory leak issue for me, where if I leave any threads up it progressively makes any browser I use take up more and more RAM until it starts eating into swap and fucking performance over. The more threads, the worse it gets.

So I only leave this thread up and do not reply to any others. For what reason I chose this one I do not really know.

I am sorry for this, surely at least it slightly impacts other threads being so dead.

But restarting my browser multiple times per day is absolutely undesirable.


 No.43964

>>43963

I prefer to keep my browser closed whenever I can. Other threads probably don't upload that much that you need to keep your eye on them at all times.

>>43962

I've been hearing about hellmoo constantly lately. I might try signing up to it myself.


 No.43966

>>43964

>keep your eye on them at all times

Oh, no. I don't keep threads up to keep an eye on them. But rather so that I don't have to keep an eye on them to read new responses. Browser tab turns another color and the icon changes. A single glance alert rather than parsing the board.


 No.43970

File: c94814088c1f0e0⋯.jpg (6.57 MB, 7482x3000, 1247:500, [Henreader] Onnanoko Party….jpg)

Me on the right eating the banana and trying to stay moderately modest with a hoodie without standing out by actually covering myself.


 No.43977

I'm not a good liar. I'm always true to myself so lying is very hard for me. It's easy to see how that can cause trouble.

Perhaps even lying is a skill which I must learn.


 No.43984

File: c39b6fc132de6d4⋯.jpg (149.26 KB, 850x1133, 850:1133, 1467414832942.jpg)

I can no longer keep up with society's demands.

I hate the current state of technology due to all the bloat that causes many tasks to crash, slow down, overheat, and perform worse than my grandparent's old computers.

3DPD drains my energy.

I don't know why I'm here.


 No.43986

>>43984

Just take a little control over your own computer, there's no need to use Windows or follow whatever the current trend for Linux distributions is.

I guess the society or 3DPD things are a little more complicated though. Are you complaining about anything in particular, or are you just on a manperiod?


 No.43988

>>43986

In my case of 3DPD & society, I feel it's because I don't have very good social skills which has gotten me into misunderstandings & trying to appear as something that I'm not by masking so that I wouldn't be look autistic to my peers. Needless to say, it drains me of my energy.


 No.43989

>>43988

Do you enjoy being around other people?


 No.43990

>>43989

Not always, I feel uncomfortable if I don't know them, but in Japan I felt more comfortable to talk to the people despite not personally knowing them.


 No.43992

>>43984

You could just play old programs. Or newer forked versions of old programs.

Elona is still going strong, for example, both Elona+ (Custom/Custom-G) and omake based forks like OO-En or oomSEST.

As for browsers and websites, I don't really know. There's no real good option that's efficient, fast, and capable of using uBlock/uMatrix. I use Firefox and limit myself to imageboards alone, using youtube-dl and JDownloader2 to grab linked content for local playback.

>>43990

>but in Japan I felt more comfortable to talk to the people despite not personally knowing them

Well, that's probably easier because they have so many rituals for formality and proper standards for physical contact.

Regardless, it really does help to narrow down and articulate your problems with society, or anything in general.


 No.43995

>>43992

From what I've narrowed down, anxiety & worry are the common theme I noticed.

Since I felt more relaxed in Japan than anxious even during the crowd hours, I would agree that their rules gave me a breather. Usually when it comes to rules though, I don't go out of my way to break them, but I do question some that make no sense to me personally.


 No.43996

My nails grow too long, too quickly. No matter how regularly I trim them, it's not long until they become monstrous again. It's like shaving.

The idea of it is kind of cool though. They're like a bound weapon. They're handy too, for scratching itches. But it's still humiliating when people point them out.


 No.43997

>>43996

Why is it humiliating? As long as you keep them in fine shape and don't let them get filthy or terribly damaged, long nails are a sign of wealth, a sign of not having to manually labour. And if you do let them get filthy/damaged then you really should just trim them more often.

I used to trim them every single day. It's not a large issue to do so, as it takes less time than properly brushing teeth.

Nowadays, since quitting my job, I only trim them maybe once every week or two, when the cuticles reach between 5-6mm length.

No one has commented on them at all. Though they do get some rare jealous glances from females. Much like my long eyelashes as a child, or my long and thin fingers. What little of me appears feminine, that is.

Whatever you do though, don't try and keep just one nail long. Even for scratching an itch or something. People refer to that as a coke nail. For quickly and sloppily measuring and raising cocaine to the nose to inhale. So THAT definitely has negative social implications.


 No.43998

>>43997

Every now and then, a girl tells me outright that they're jealous of my nails. They have this crystalline, geometric structure which I was told once comes from a deficiency in calcium or something. They're very strong also, clipping them is a bit of a chore because of how much force needs to be applied, and they make loud, noticeable sounds when tapped against surfaces. They're basically like those nail extensions that seem to be popular with girls (just much less sharp and talon-like on the ends).

They're generally clean, except for the pinkies which occasionally get a bit of a yellowish tinge on the tips from earwax. Ever since I was young, I've had a habit of constantly scooping out dead skin from beneath them, because they're long and thin enough to reach under the gap between the finger and the nail. So there's no issues there, either.

The main thing is just what you said, that only people who don't have to work get these kinds of nails. It looks unkempt, and lazy, and it broadcasts to the world that you've never held a job for longer than seven months. But clipping them is troublesome, because it leaves these serrated edges over that cut your skin whenever you try to scratch an itch, and now instead of just a mild itch, you've got an actual skin irritation that'll just keep burning. It also breaks my old habit of cleaning the undersides of my nails, since they're actually no longer long enough to reach under eachother, so that's also pretty annoying.

Interesting thing you said about coke nails, I've never heard of that before. I wouldn't grow just one out like that anyway though, I guess it's the kind of thing you might often see with bureaucratic villain characters, but it wouldn't be very helpful for purposes other than stabbing into people. If I've got an itch to scratch, I generally use at least two fingers to do it, no less. Just one finger is too weak, and doesn't cover a wide enough area. I'd get sore pretty quickly.


 No.43999

>>43964

Gave up on this when I realised just how horrifying the aspect of having to interact with other players actually is. I face a similar issue whenever I decide trying to get into netgames again might be a good idea. The issue isn't so much that I can't stand human interaction in general (in fact, for a /jp/sie, I think I'm pretty great at interacting with other people), but I can't really stand the idea of actually sharing the space of people who want to get things done. The issue is exacerbated in MUDs. These aren't bots who'll just pass you by if you try to interact with them, they have this stronger sense of presence where they can actually do things that will affect you, and conversely, you're forcing them to pay attention to you as you interact with the objects and characters in the world. And these people aren't really like you either. They've probably been doing this kind of stuff for years, and they have specialised telnet clients for playing MUDs, and if they wanted to, they could just screw with you or PK you at their whim. The EVEN WORSE part is that they won't screw with or PK you at their whim, because they want to see you continue to play the game, and succeed. I just hate that kind of idea, stop expecting things from me. Don't send me 5000 credits, stop showing me in positivity!

The moment I gave up HellMOO in particular, was when I realised the tutorial world I was in wasn't instanced. I'd been playing in there for three days already, trying to get my bearings, occasionally using the chat system, and generally preparing for the moment when I'd actually enter the actual gameworld, the MUD's social space. I had this idea that I'd keep playing for one month, maybe two in the singleplayer segment of the game before I actually interact with a player who you can't just "-nanashi kajsfnkljfnlaskf" to get dialogue out of. But I eventually I used the help function on this one NPC who was fighting a ghost, and the game said, no kidding, "This is a player, so we can't help you very much with them". I logged off not long afterwards, from the embarassment. I might end up picking the game up again sometime, I just wasn't really prepared for that. Of course, they'd been totally ignoring me for the few minutes I witnessed their fight, they were probably away even, but I can't get past the idea that they were sitting there, judging me, and maybe thinking something normal like "Oh, that's a new player. Looking forward to interacting with them later.", it just makes me uncomfortable to be performing like that.


 No.44000

>>43999

This next bit isn't about MUDs, it's just me.

Every time you make an action, or interact with somebody in the world, the amount of poosibilities in the future (Of your own future, and those people you interact with) is severely decreased. A little solioptistic, but I am the one individual in the world who can act according to my own thoughts and desires. Only issue is, I have no clue what my own thoughts or desires are. There's no tutorial, no character guide, no stageplay I can consult. If i join a community, or interact with a person, the version of that community or person who never interacted with me, who's trying the best I can to act like me (and occasionally failing, no doubt) will never be realised. Or in other words, it's like I've disturbed this scene of nature, and that things might've gone another way if I, the only person with the capability to break apart the natural order, never invaded this habitat.

I think the ideal would be if there were some person who knew better about myself than I do acting upon the things I should, according to my personality, objectively want to do in the world, and I could live vicariously through them. Give up agency over the movement of my limbs, and the things I say, and life in general. I would see things as if they were a presentation, instead of a play in which I actually have to take part, and improvise the script as I go. I could learn things about myself, rather than define things about myself and hope I didn't mess up along the way. I wouldn't have to lament over how I can't explore every single possibility of every single interaction, ans be assured that I'm at least acting in a consistent, logical, and maybe even correct way.

Yet I still realise how stupid and pathetic an ideal like that is, to give up on truly interacting with the world entirely. Already in my daily life, I sometimes feel irritated about how little an affect I seem to have on things, or that things aren't going my way. If something like that happened, I might happen to become an influential person with many friends, who accomplishes many great deads, but my own person as a whole would completely disappear. Sometimes the idea seems appealing, and sometimes it seems like the worst idea I've ever had.

Also, 44000 GET.


 No.44001

Last night, I dreamed I was a god of possibility who grants wishes to Japanese high-schoolers. I was dressed in all white and had my own table that teleported around with me. I was never a dick about wishes and told those who approached me exactly what they'd be getting. I would only agree to grant minor wishes such as succeeding on a test and completely refused any world-changing wishes. I suggested an alternative to some in the form of a lucid dream that they'll have the following night which in it their potentially reality-breaking wish could take place. For some reason, many simply approached me to talk about things, often times said things would be erotic in nature. At one point a concerned teacher confronted me, but I don't remember that part too well. Honestly speaking, if I saw a mysterious man sitting at a table calling himself "God", I don't think I would open my heart up to him.

Strangely enough, during the night before that one, I had a dream in which I was a god of death. I was dressed in all black, but didn't do anything bad. Some kid had a strong spiritual awareness, talked to me and seemed pretty afraid. I told him that I'm nothing more than an observer. Then I proceeded to "observe" said boy's older sister and told him that he has a long life ahead of him. Later on in the dream, I fought a group of evil superpowered communist gothic lolis and the apocalypse happened (as if it doesn't happen enough in my dreams).


 No.44002

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 No.44003

File: 51595c5d56a3639⋯.png (120.86 KB, 730x929, 730:929, firefox_2019-04-03_08-54-5….png)


 No.44004

Self diagnosis is fun, and troublesome.


 No.44005

>>44003

Sounds a lot like me. However, I don't see such traits as something which should be considered a disorder. If you ask me, something should only be considered a disorder if it brings harm to the person who has it or to those around him.


 No.44006

>>44005

Yeah, it's really only a disorder if it's debilitating or disruptive.

Otherwise it's just a personality, no biggy.


 No.44007

Pleasant day.

Pleasant time.


 No.44008

File: 1f4c4a411c31cb6⋯.png (239.95 KB, 600x600, 1:1, 1552778131623.png)

Oh, God, make me a hollow reed, from which the pith of self hath been blown so that I may become as a clear channel through which Thy Love may flow to others.


 No.44009

Was trying to get to sleep. Dog jumped up onto the bed to join in with me. I wasn't expecting this, so my mind went white.

So surreal to hear such a fake sounding scream come out of my mouth. Hope I didn't scare it, as much as it scared me.


 No.44010

I think it's very important that every person should know how to make stuff like pizza and hamburgers from scratch. That way if you ever die and get transported to a medival world you can dominate the food market.


 No.44011

I had a look back at the old /jp/. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it, I hate it


 No.44012

>>44010

Where does dough come from, again?


 No.44013

My throat makes croaking noises for minutes after I choke on a bit of food. Ribbit ribbit


 No.44015

Hello.

I decided to come here on a whim today. I hope I'm not too much of a nuisance, but after skimming through the board, I have decided I'd like to stick around for now. I'm a long time /a/ poster, although I never really visited /jp/ back during the 4chan days. This is a very nice board, and I seem to connect to it.

よろしくお願いします。

I am decent at Japanese, am into lots of /jp/ things, am planning on moving to Japan in a few years. I hope we can get along.


 No.44017

>>44015

Get out of /jp/.


 No.44020

Sometimes I think, "Okay, I've read all the new posts on /jp/" and use the address bar to navigate to "8ch.net/jp" before realising how little I get out on the internet nowadays.


 No.44021

SCHOOL TROUSERS

Def: 11 (±0)

Agi: -2 (-2)

A pair of trousers \name,1 wore in \pronoun,2,1 youth.

Radiates immense power.


 No.44023

File: 49764835fcb35cb⋯.png (22.17 KB, 150x150, 1:1, 1514864353546.png)

File: 01d8745d44c090e⋯.jpg (148.33 KB, 683x700, 683:700, a8ee9e6515bf9d3db5bfc35e29….jpg)

>>44020

Ah, I do this too and have had the same thoughts. Recently I reconsidered if I even need an internet connexion at home.I know I feel better when I'm not using it, but I still waste days sitting in front of a monitor refreshing dead boards.

Might cancel my service and see how it goes. If I really need to download something I can do it at work or the local library.


 No.44024

Together, or not together.

These are the last traces of those dreamlike days.


 No.44028

File: 32a80f755192aaa⋯.jpg (283.91 KB, 753x1039, 753:1039, 6692034777466257012.jpg)

>>44024

It feels very futile. When I was younger those days were in tandem with optimism and youth, that everything would be the way more or less the way it was. It's now a grotesquely nostalgic reminder of infinitely better time, stagnant and lethargic yet well-intentioned and true to its promises. A smiling ominous ragdoll, a replacement actor halfway through production like it's something ignorable, a band reunited past its prime. This is the last morsel of those dreamlike days, you either eat it or let it go bad.


 No.44029

File: 5de8b647f64f686⋯.mp4 (5.57 MB, 512x512, 1:1, Ryobot _ りょぼっと - StyleGANの….mp4)

AI is getting pretty good at recreation.

But man, it's so trippy to watch. Especially things like the shoulders here, which have no consistent form over time. But also things like the noise at :47, I know that feeling very well.

It's essentially pattern recognition thrown into overdrive and constantly checking against a discriminator until it gets to resemble something that matches existing examples thrown at it. So of course it'll be psychedelic.

So interesting.


 No.44030

>>44023

I recently cancelled my home internet thinking it would help in the same way, but it really didn't. Now, all I do is wish I had internet, like a junkie cut off from his supply, and spend time refreshing dead boards when I get it.

The best times are having internet, and not using it.


 No.44031

There's this harsh ball of self-loathing in my gut. It gets physically painful at night when I can't sleep. Remembering embarrassing moments agitates it and causes something in me to say "I want to die."

I want to kill this sentiment. I want to be free of this constant pain, but I don't want the self- loathing to win by killing myself. How can I be free?


 No.44032

>>44028

The final patricians of a dying Empire.


 No.44033

So here's what seems to shift my brain to anxiety overdrive & draining more of my energy.

>the place I'm in is overcrowded (Though I didn't feel this way when I crossed the streets in Japan)

>the place is too dark or has little lighting

>the place is too loud with its music & people's chatter

>the place has too many distractions such as flashing neon lights & too many TVs


 No.44034

>>44031

The ideal solution would be to avoid judging, or become entirely unapologetic about anything you might've done in the past. I don't think it's easy to just become a forward-thinking person like that though, and anybody who claims they are is probably just a liar.

A more practical solution would probably be to find some way to avoid having to think in general, maybe some kind of activity that requires a lot of thought, or at least a little bit of concentration like listening to music. Unless you're the kind of person who just falls asleep when they get tired enough, there's no way to avoid that momentary period of time where you just really wish you weren't yourself though. For me, it comes even if it's 8 AM in the morning and I become so tired I shouldn't even be capable of lucid thought.


 No.44035

>>44034

Telling myself "It's in the past, it doesn't matter anymore" usually helps during the day, but it doesn't at night. Usually, for similar issues in the past, laying and thinking about the problem until I find an agreeable solution helped, but this time it just hurts and I'm afraid there's no actual solution to this. Suicidal self-loathing just might be incurable at this point. Maybe if I keep telling myself it doesn't matter, I'll start to actually believe it. This pain hurts though. I don't think I was clear enough before. It's not the past that makes it hurt, it only aggravates an already-existent ball of self-hatred in my gut. Through my aforementioned laying and thinking about it have I come to that conclusion, that it's a self-loathing. There was a better way I put it the night I discovered it, but I forgot and "self-loathing" is the best way I know to describe it now, but it's a bastardization of the real emotion.

Yeah, masturbation and drinking are the only ways I can get to sleep anymore. Right now I'm in a position where I can't do either and I'm concerned.


 No.44037

Just wanted to point out the thread started cycling.

So, should I fuck my imouto?


 No.44038

>>44031

Due to the fact that the cells within out bodies are constantly dying and being replaced, you're not that person who was the subject of those embarrassing events but are actually just someone who took said person's place. You're that person's predecessor, so you can make the conscious choice not to make the same mistakes that person made and can surpass him as a son can surpass his father. Perhaps you could view those events with amusement rather than embarrassment if you stop thinking they happened to the you that exists at this moment.


 No.44039

In a dream, I was cornered. My masked rival smiled, knowing that he was about to win. At the brink of defeat, I extended my right arm, hoping to grasp something, anything, which would allow me to achieve victory. I felt as though I had briefly traveled across time itself to seize what would become my last hope. I rose to my feet and said something along the lines of

I SUMMON YOU, 「AMPUTATED REMILIA」!!!

and with that, I vampire loli with neither arms nor legs appeared before me. She had a look of despair on her face and wasn't even positioned upright. My rival shook with fear and realized that he should've finished me off when he had the chance. Then I won and woke up.


 No.44040

>>44033

Absolutely understandable. Generally, I'd just avoid such things. But I've gotten good at tolerating them when necessary, somehow.

As for why it probably felt better in Japan, it's again likely due to their rituals for formality and proper standards for physical contact.

They're not there to hurt each other. Generally, they don't WANT to touch each other, チカン aside. And if they're outside, they generally have somewhere to go and something to do. Almost no one is wandering around looking for their next fix, their next theft target, or the next sucker to manipulate and genuinely sue for sexual harassment.

There are exceptions, of course. But their society does a good job at hiding them.

Because there actually is a social order to uphold.


 No.44041

>>44037

This thread started ages ago, nobody knows what you're talking about.

>>44038

It's an interesting idea and all, but anybody knows that it's total bullshit. Sorry if it consoled you at any point. The facts aren't wrong (as far as I can tell), but the theory is just stupid.

>>44039

Amputated Remilia? Hahaha, oh no


 No.44042

Coming off of Char's Counterattack, I decided to make my next Gundam experience to be something more modern, so I picked up Gundam Unicorn. Honestly speaking, Unicorn was kind of a chore to watch, as I kept waiting for that Gundam charm which I became somewhat accustomed to show up. Unfortunately it never did. I felt as though it was trying way too hard to be Gundam and throwing as many references to the original shows as it can. As a person who only recently watched the shows being referenced, I'm unaffected by Unicorn's poor attempts at playing with its viewer's nostalgia to make itself more likable.

As for the mecha themselves, I don't really like how most of them look. Most of them are essentially just older mecha redesigned to look "cool" but are actually just overdesigned. I especially dislike the Banshee Gundam, which tries way too hard to be an edgy evil doppelganger. That being said, I do really like the Neo-Zeong, as it took the basic idea of the Zeong and expanded on it in many creative ways. I like how the Neo-Zeong manages to be pretty menacing but also hilarious to look at through sheer size alone.

Anyways, I'm turned off from continuing to watch Gundam now. I might get around to some of the old stuff, but I doubt I'll ever touch anything Gundam-related that came out past 2000 again.

Wait a second, I'm supposed to be watching Serial Experiments Lain, not autistic robot shows. FUCK


 No.44043

>>44040

Now that you mention formality, I feel that being told of the rules & dress code in advance helps me relax more than being expected to know the unwritten rules. It also helps when I don't have too many choices in regard of making a decision such as being asked if I want 'Item 1' or 'Item 2'


 No.44044

>>44042

It's difficult to follow a long-running series while dealing with the fact that everything you originally loved about it is gone.

Are you planning on watching Lain soon? It's nothing you have to see, but I think it's a show any /jp/sie might like to see.


 No.44045

>>44042

>Wait a second, I'm supposed to be watching Serial Experiments Lain, not autistic robot shows. FUCK

Just open it up and watch, dude. It's just anime, not a monumental task. Enjoyable anime too.

Ah the nostalgia. I most enjoyed Lain when watching the blurays on a high resolution CRT PC monitor with SVP. The glorious detail, glorious contrast black levels and motion, glorious atmosphere, nice matching aspect ratio. Good shit, that.

I miss that thing, and all my other CRTs. Bad luck galore, failing in various ways.


 No.44046

File: 95ec272709cd1d7⋯.jpg (28.61 KB, 500x666, 250:333, The golden.jpg)

File: 3a68c9931154164⋯.jpg (45.48 KB, 774x460, 387:230, (you) has entered the serv….jpg)

I feel more comfortable around dogs than I do with cats. Though I feel dogs are a little dumb (especially the small sized breeds who look cross-eyed in different photos), I feel a bond with them. Cats meanwhile look at me as an outsider who walked into the wrong neighborhood.


 No.44047

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 No.44048

File: 06284aa5761b208⋯.png (1.66 MB, 850x1200, 17:24, ClipboardImage.png)

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 No.44049

>>44048

I saw this. Pretty impressive how the artist managed to do three artstyles at once, even if the most recent one looks kind of bad.

Can't wait for the sadpanda upload.


 No.44050

File: 51645ec407c344c⋯.jpg (164.91 KB, 998x768, 499:384, 1553949742472.jpg)

>>44046

Cats do not care for you because they domesticated themselves and developed narcissism or sociopathic tendencies as a result. They also carry toxoplasmosis which will fuck up children in the womb and accentuate certain traits a person carries like paranoia or kindness. Also do not mistake loyalty for idiocy, some dog breeds are made for superficial factors like cuteness which leads to unter breeds like pugs that have to constantly breathe their mouth to get more air.


 No.44052

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 No.44057

File: c137184c7df17be⋯.png (443.4 KB, 1506x3976, 753:1988, Non-religious reasons to h….png)

>>44050

>They also carry toxoplasmosis

I read a somewhat crackpot theory on the relation of toxoplasmosis to homosexuality.

Then again, I've also heard the related statistics aren't exactly trustworthy. Like that 10% number for homosexuality being from prison observation alone or whatever.

Kind of amusing at least.


 No.44058

File: 33022b3141f32eb⋯.jpg (348.39 KB, 1461x1497, 487:499, 1431272112833.jpg)

>>44032

I didn't articulate the last bit. To eat is to accept it's over, to let it rot is to perpetuate it but I'm not advocating for the destruction of this digital duchy.


 No.44059

I'm miserable around most people. It'd be better if I didn't exist.


 No.44061

I'm just a fucking weeb who didn't want to make my own thread but wanted to talk about my own experiences.

First of all the cherry blossoms are as beautiful as I hoped. And every time I've gone to a park to hang out (Ueno is the best for socializing, followed by the one around the imperial castle) everyone has been really nice. Like my japanese is way below "conversational" but people try to speak english to me and are nice, offer drinks and food and stuff. So even if you're not that great at japanese and not that social I highly recommend coming to Tokyo at the beginning of April next year. Just fucking book it with a credit card now and plan around it if you have to.

The other things are that it's way cheaper than I was led to believe. You can get smoking rooms in hotels for pretty cheap (considering it's a major city in a developed world- like 60-90 USD for near the center of Tokyo- walking distance from Akihabara and everything else, if you were willing to stay in a hostel you could do it for way less) and the food is really pretty modestly priced. Plus there are these cool alcoholic beverages you can get at every bodega that are fruit flavored and you can get like a 24 ounce drink that's 9-12% alcohol for like under $2 usd.

I'm a 2dfag but it seems like nippongirls are pretty into gaijin if you're looking for that.

It's just worth doing. I don't really have anything insightful to say but if anyone is thinking about it and has any logistical questions I'm happy to answer questions even if it's dumb.

I just wanted to say if you're thinking about booking a trip do it. I'm enjoying myself.


 No.44062

>>44061

Actually planning to go in august, what else did you do? Got nothing specific in mind outside of akihabara right now.


 No.44063

>>44061

How much was your plane ticket to Japan? Would like to go back there, but it feels like it costs an arm & a leg.


 No.44065

>>44062

Enjoy, do you have a hotel booked yet? Do you have plans for seeing the rest of the country?

I've been spending a lot of time just walking around looking at the cherry blossoms. But also the Ueno Zoo, the old imperial palace, the modern art museum (right across from the palace), the Tokyo Dome area, yesterday I spent all day around Shinjuku. There are a lot of different city centers, it seems like I could spend all day in any of them without getting bored. I've only spent one full day in Akhibara so far, but I feel like I could spend another 2 or 3 full days there before I live the city.

>>44063

Uhh I can't really be helpful. I was in NZ before I came here and I paid like 550 USD, haven't booked a flight back to the US.

I would just make sure that you're making sure you're doing all the little things to make sure you're not having the rates jacked up on travel sites when you go to look (clear cookies, use a proxy, private browsing, change browser size, check nearby airports and cheaper dates, etc). I just checked for flights roughly around the time I was planning on flying back to the US this summer and got an offer for $570 for one with a couple of really long layovers, a little under $700 for more reasonable layovers (one way obviously).

But if you're really flexible with plans, looking way ahead of time or just lucky you can get a real steal.


 No.44066

>>44065

Probably just tokyo since that's a bit expensive, but maybe ill go to shirakawa-go for a daytrip. I'll be sure to check out these places then. Heard about the art museum somewhere before I believe.

Also yes I booked a hotel already but judging from your second part I guess I got ripped off a bit. Wanted to consider the hotel overnight and when I checked again the next day it went up in price by like 300 bucks. Whatever can't help it now. Booked the robot hotel which seems kinda fun. Really exited for akihabara. How expensive if the merch there? Was planning to buy a shitload.


 No.44067

>>44066

I mean I've been skimping since I've been traveling without a proper income since like September. You can get smoking rooms for pretty cheap a short walk from Akhibara or the other downtowns but if you're not a smoker it'd be pretty unpleasant. If you paid more for a hotel then I'm sure you're getting your money's worth either in location or quality.

Merch is kind of all over the place. For less mainstream franchises you're better off getting figures and stuff online I think. But I had a lot of fun shopping around for figurines even though I only had a few before I came. There are a few brands that I guess are originally sold at like crane-machines or other arcades that end up really cheap at the second-hand shops once they've been around a couple years, like 1000 JPY (roughly 10 USD) for a pretty nice looking figurine. I'm not really a connoisseur of merchandise but I'm sure there's no physical place that's better than Akhibara for whatever you're looking for. Are you looking for anything particular? Or specific franchises?


 No.44068

>>44067

Me neither to be honest. And no nothing specific. Maybe figures, maybe some manga, maybe something else that I can find there related to stuff I like.

And I'm sure its worth it, I mean booking it as a combo deal already saved a lot of money it seems (when I'm comparing it to a flight and hotel seperately booked). But can't help it now what's booked is booked.

Another question actually, what do you do about food? My plan was to live on convenience stores and sometimes a restaurant inbetween.


 No.44069

>>44068

If you're into figures I was a little surprised by the stores. A lot of them have the same format in that floor 1 is all one piece stuff with maybe some naruto, dbz, maybe fate stuff then floor 2 is all gundam and mech stuff, then floors 3+ varies a little more. I've had more luck finding stuff from obscure franchises by wandering around the upper floors where it's more miscellaneous. I can't say too much to manga or other stuff, I've browsed the stores but I don't know enough japanese to say whether I've been looking for things efficiently.

>And I'm sure its worth it, I mean booking it as a combo deal already saved a lot of money it seems (when I'm comparing it to a flight and hotel seperately booked). But can't help it now what's booked is booked.

Well that's good. Do you have tours/activities booked or just a flight/hotel? If nothing else you don't have to worry about. I've met a few backpackers that were doing things day-by-day and it seems a bit stressful. It's nice to know where you're sleeping the next week. How far are you from Akhibara?

>Another question actually, what do you do about food? My plan was to live on convenience stores and sometimes a restaurant inbetween.

The convenience stores are legit, and 24/7, you can get a sushi or ramen plate plus a drink for like under 10 USD. It's a totally viable strategy. Today I went to one of those sushi places with a conveyor belt and ate as much as I possibly could for like 20 USD (before drinks). But you'll see some western chains like dominos and off the top of my head there's a Burger King, McDonalds and multiple Starbucks right in Akhibara if you just want something you're used to and wifi. The prices are all pretty similar to what they are in the US.

But overall if you can spare a little more I recommend eating out. There are quality indian places, sushi places and ramen places (that either have english menus or pictures) where you can get tea and a good meal for under 20 USD. It's part of the experience so I'd do it if you can swing it. Maybe skimp on breakfast, you can get iced coffee from a vending machine literally everywhere.

The only thing about getting meals from the convenience stores is you can't just buy one and walk outside and find a park bench to eat a snack on like in most western cities. Your best bet is going around the block from your hotel to get a meal and eating in your room, or walking a couple kilometers or so to a park and getting a meal from a corner store there. Corner stores are everywhere, benches not so much (same with trash cans, I wear a small backpack everywhere just so I don't have to carry garbage everywhere).


 No.44070

>>44069

I assume cooking your own food is out of the question? Also, did you have to rent a cell phone since I heard most of those devices out of Japan won't work or did you not use one?

Have you've ever been stopped by a Japanese person for being a gaijin?


 No.44078

File: 169f51aebc96e35⋯.jpg (90.34 KB, 1000x815, 200:163, t4_tape_recorder02.jpg)

(Reading the first volume of よつばと!, attempt 475):

I think I've started to get a decent grasp of what these people are saying, and I'm starting to get to know my way around. I followed five (five!) full conversations shared between them. Soon enough, I should be able to blend in unnoticed.

I saw one of them point at me. Whispered something to his friend next to him. I'm a little worried. But maybe I can shake their attention if I just act inconspicuous enough.


 No.44079

>>44070

>I assume cooking your own food is out of the question?

The hotels I've been at haven't had kitchens, but I'd assume the hostels do.

>Also, did you have to rent a cell phone since I heard most of those devices out of Japan won't work or did you not use one?

My US carrier is AT&T and they have a thing that you can opt-into that allows you to use the phone internationally (same deal in most developed countries) and it charges you like $10 for 24 hours. I used that for a couple days when I first got here so I could use it as a gps but now I just leave it on flight mode and use wifi. I've seen the corner stores selling sim cards for smartphones, I assume most models are compatible, as long as you don't have a really old phone. Were you planning on just buying a new phone here? It might be convenient but may be not necessary. You can probably get whatever you need in Akhibara for cheap.

>Have you've ever been stopped by a Japanese person for being a gaijin?

lol nah everyone has been really nice. Might happen if you try to go into the wrong non-international massage parlors though.


 No.44083

>>44079

>Were you planning on just buying a new phone here?

Yeah.

Have you been to a thrift shop there (or as they seem to call them 'Recycle shop')? Have you also seen any shops that sell used books for cheap? Have you also seen watches made by Seiko, Casio, Citizen, etc. being sold?


 No.44084

Handle things nice and slowly.


 No.44089

at the deepest depths of meditation, i see a gothic lolita


 No.44090

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| |       / ::.  ::.\;;;;;::: ... ;;;:;; : :   \::: ..| |::

| |..""~""""゛"゛""~""~""""゛"゛""~""~""""゛.| |::

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 No.44091

File: eb6ef80a60ca9b5⋯.png (3.46 KB, 550x497, 550:497, 1268684207273.png)


 No.44092

>>44091

thought it said "baldy"


 No.44093

File: 401d5ca66aa0121⋯.jpg (149.75 KB, 1240x1024, 155:128, 水上麻衣.jpg)

she's so cute.


 No.44094

Why does it feel like new opportunities push the old opportunities out? Maybe variety's good, but I can't help but feel I'm being made a fool out of when change pushes itself in so neatly. But I still feel grateful.

Well, I guess that's what the Tower is about.


 No.44100

I've never in my life touched a cat. I've only seen a domestic cat once. I've lived more than 30 years in this world.


 No.44101

>>44100

stay away from mine


 No.44102

File: c5c52faf0b02629⋯.jpg (59.64 KB, 597x910, 597:910, ice cream.jpg)

I used to like chocolate in the past, but I can't stand it anymore.

On a more positive note, I chuckle when things like pic related happen because I can have the other flavors to myself.


 No.44104

>>44101

I bet he would love me and you know it and it makes you jealous and resentful.


 No.44105

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

I'm mad about ANIMALS


 No.44106

taking it slow with lain

just finished episode 6, meaning i'm halfway done


 No.44108

>>44106

How are you liking it?


 No.44110

Being obsessed with a fictional character and praying to god are really the same thing if you think about it.


 No.44111

>>44106

It's pretty good and just as prophetic as I heard. However, it is quite hard to follow.


 No.44114

I went for a walk this afternoon and saw a mother cat with kittens, all jet black, stretched out on the road enjoying the last rays of sunshine.


 No.44115

>>44114

Aww, that's nice. Did you take pictures?


 No.44117

File: 0d38491d47f7c39⋯.jpg (49.87 KB, 600x1067, 600:1067, Loli_under_moon.jpg)

月の下,

ロリといっしょ。


 No.44118

File: 954659c14683bf0⋯.png (326.56 KB, 800x800, 1:1, fatchouli.png)


 No.44119

>>44118

That artist's other stuff is a little too thick, I think.


 No.44123

>>44117

Is that shion?..


 No.44125


 No.44126

>>44125

How did she lose so much age I been trying but it just doesn't work.


 No.44127

>>44126

Don't question the idyllic scenery, or else it'll fall apart.


 No.44134

まあ、アメリカ人のバーベキューへの思い入れは凄まじいものがあるからな。

海外赴任中に取引先のデブに、ディナー奢ったお礼に誘われて、嫌々行ってみたんだが、

まず肉が凄い。キロ単位で塊で買ってくる。手土産に持ってった肉をみて「それじゃ足りないよ、

貧乏人」という顔をする。エコノミックアニマルはいつまでも肉食には慣れないらしい、みたいな。

絶対、その肉4キロより、俺が買ってきた肉500gの方が高い。っつうか、それほぼ脂身じゃねえか。

で、デブが肉を切る。やたら切る。不良風のデブ娘とデブ息子もこのときばかりは親父を尊敬。

普段、目もあわせないらしいガキがダディクールとか言ってる。郷ひろみか? 畜生、氏ね。

鉄板も凄い、まず汚ねぇ。こげとかこびりついてる。 洗え。洗剤で洗え。つうか買い換えろ。

で、やたら焼く。焼いてデブ一家で食う。良い肉から食う。ゲストとかそんな概念一切ナシ。

ただただ、食う。デブが焼いて、デブがデブ家族に取り分ける。俺には回ってこない。畜生。

あらかた片付けた後、「どうした食ってないじゃないか?」などと、残った脂身を寄越す。畜生。

で、デブ一家、5キロくらい肉を食った後に、みんなでダイエットコークとカロリーカットのビールを飲む。

「今日は僕も飲んじゃう」とかデブ息子が言う。おまえ、酒どころか絶対薬やってるだろ?

デブ娘も「ああ、酔っちゃった、あなた素敵ね」とか言う。こっち見んな、殺すぞ。

デブ妻が「太っちゃったわね」とか言って、デブ夫が「カロリーゼロだから大丈夫さ」とか言う。

アメリカンジョークの意味がわかんねえ。畜生、何がおかしいんだ、氏ね。

まあ、おまえら、アメリカ人にバーベキュー誘われたら、要注意ってこった。


 No.44146

I'm going to learn the IPA alphabet so I can digitise and live in UTAU cyberspace


 No.44153

Sometimes I think "This is stupid, I need something to do".

So I get up from my chair, and when I realise I don't actually have anything to do, I get into bed instead.

But then I think, "This is boring, I can't just go to sleep", so I get back onto my computer and stare at the monitor for a real bit.

But then I realise again that since I don't have anything to do, I have to find something to START. And the idea of starting something new is just so exhausting to me that I have to crawl back into bed again.


 No.44154

File: bbdbbb737d35c07⋯.jpg (80.49 KB, 600x800, 3:4, br-64-0003.jpg)

There is apparently a brand for pants and whatnot in Japan named Brappers.

Very nice.


 No.44155

>>44153

>real bit

"little bit"

Need to pay attention to what I type.


 No.44156

>>44153

Just starting things should not be exhausting. You don't need to fully invest yourself emotionally and devote all your attention just to start things. Motivation usually comes AFTER starting things.

Just open up something to do and interact with it.

Doesn't have to be the most efficient, productive, or even interesting things in the world; it's just something to do. If it turns into something more than just something to do then GREAT, but until then don't worry.

Do you have no games to play, no shows to watch, no music to listen to, no books or comics to read, like nothing at all?


 No.44157

>>44156

I do have a couple of books to finish. Thanks for thee suggestion.


 No.44161

>>44155

I think you said real with the intended meaning of "tangible" or "within reality", translating to not too little or not too much.

My autistic little brother talks the same way if he's not careful to revise before speaking. Like in abstract related concepts rather than common terms. It's pretty easy to understand after thinking a bit.

Not to say you're actually autistic or anything like that.


 No.44164

>>44161

Definitely possible. I was reading up on Wikipedia articles related to language disorders and neologisms, and since he doesn't have any language discorders, this one guy recorded his dreams over a long period of time specifically to figure out the gibberish coming out of characters' mouths.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_speech#Schizophrenic_speech_disorder

I often mix words up entirely lately, so the fact there was any meaning could've just been a coincidence.


 No.44171

File: 411b164636c4371⋯.jpg (166.91 KB, 682x1024, 341:512, 428561-hand-in-pocket.jpg)

You ever think it's weird that the arm has just one major joint? Maybe this isn't an issue with some of the smaller people, but sometimes I nearly regret the fact that my arms are like two giant sticks with a hinge.

I kind of wish I could just wrap them around things, or into a comfortable position, like tentacles. They're big, and they stick out, and with enough pressure, they could probably just snap. Maybe adding just one more joint to the forearms would fix that. It'd make our arms terrible and weak sure, but at least you could stick them somewhere they don't pop out.


 No.44172

File: 87aa592f996bd6f⋯.png (596.01 KB, 283x897, 283:897, Forearm_labeled.png)

The fact I can't just fold my arm into itself is seriously irritating. It feels like it's missing something. Can't I at least get a chainsaw that pops out?


 No.44173

File: 1a989f8fe7b29e4⋯.jpg (374.03 KB, 1380x1248, 115:104, Praying_mantis_india.jpg)

They might not have actual hands, but I think these guys got it right.


 No.44177

man we really need to get this place active again. there's a lot of people that are just too weeb for /a/ that don't know this place exists.


 No.44178

>>44177

We don't want very weeb people, they have wild behaviour and can cause a large disruption.

I expect some more activity after tomorrow's stream.


 No.44179

>>44177

Nobody wants weebs, we want otaku.


 No.44180

>>44179

>>44178

ever heard of tongue in cheek?


 No.44181

File: 350535c72a1d956⋯.jpg (180.81 KB, 512x384, 4:3, tclnv0.zip-1229.jpg)

>>44177

Weeb shit aside as others already complained about that, I'm not sure I want real popularity or people from elsewhere. It's always a double edged sword.

What I rather want is posts from people who are here already. People who obsess over things; truOtaku. I know they're here at least some of the time.


 No.44182

>>44181

touché. I guess I only mean to say this place is far less active than it used to be and that upsets me because I'm still wasting my days away studying a language I'll never fully comprehend and being a disgusting nerd in gaijinland pretending to be a disgusting nerd in nipland.


 No.44200

>>44181

Allright allright, I'll start posting about occultism again. I stopped because I was worried that I was just being a dumb chuuni.


 No.44201

>>44200

It's okay to just be a dumb chuuni though.

Great stuff for fremdscham or catharsis found therein; or in the rare case people are capable of it, actual empathy for the mindset.


 No.44207

File: 71e7a7fec195931⋯.png (1.18 MB, 1000x700, 10:7, 1312338682718.png)


 No.44208

File: f60fd7c888b24fd⋯.png (47.63 KB, 140x140, 1:1, 203_s.png)

Oh cool, I remembered how to make these shits


 No.44210

It might be overdone, but my favourite theme in fiction is when the sanctity of the main character's life is questioned, or in more severe cases, directly challenged. They have to either give up, ot assert themselbes.

For example, in the most surreal cases, it might turn out that their body is a world-destroying weapon the villains might be able to utilise at any time, and for this, the entire world just betrays them. All of their friends, the people they save, they all know that they can't afford to let the protagonist live. Maybe the villains would be the only ones who approve of their survival anymore. Maybe even then, there's nobody that still treats them like a human.

Would the protagonist become completely despondent, letting anything happen, death or the considerable destruction of the world? Or would they find some way to fix things?

In another scenario, they may have to face the weight of something objectively greater trying to replace them. Maybe have their body snatched by a god or something. In this case, the stakes aren't quite as high, so the protagonist would still have some support. Most people have enough confidence in themselves that something like that wouldn't faze them, but after some amount of time, people might start turning on them.

Not really going anywhere with this post, but I like that kind of thing.


 No.44211

>>44210

Hm somehow I have the feeling that I've met such a trope before. Could you post some examples?


 No.44212

>>44211

Anything that touches on human sacrifice will probably fit. Something like it was mentioned in the KnK streams, and I guess it'll appear often enough in any other media. In KnK's case, it was this hypothetical about a virus that'd kill a lot of people, maybe everyone if one guy didn't surrender his life, I think. Probably doesn't happen as often that the protagonist's the one getting asked to be the sacrifice.


 No.44219

I forgot walpurgisnacht again. I really wanted to meet some witches.


 No.44221

Oh, deleted spam. I thought somebody might've bumped this thread.

We reached the limit again, and the dreamlike days rap is about to be pushed off.


 No.44225

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

When, oh when will I finally meet a witch?


 No.44234


 No.44243

hahaaha bump


 No.44246

WWWWAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH


 No.44247

何か言って


 No.44248

File: 62e099019d4f9ea⋯.png (4.31 KB, 573x124, 573:124, firefox_2019-05-07_06-26-3….png)


 No.44249

File: e67cde4d4f5d902⋯.png (79.09 KB, 336x1073, 336:1073, firefox_2019-05-07_06-33-1….png)

>>44248

Man, I love simple Japanese trolling. All those happy "You got me" type posts.

I miss when it worked that well in English. Simple trickery without political derailing and severe anger fucking everywhere.


 No.44252

File: fbd9497d608e5c7⋯.jpg (56.81 KB, 753x707, 753:707, jester.jpg)


 No.44253

File: ac1b779b7d5e450⋯.png (371.3 KB, 600x739, 600:739, page of cups.png)


 No.44254

File: 753d3872f6c81db⋯.jpg (1.2 MB, 4000x3000, 4:3, eternity.jpg)

Does anyone else here go to 4chan occasionally? If so, why?


 No.44256

>>44254

Only if a search for information leads me there. Same with reddit, twitter, or any other board/forum/etc.

Just for information. I don't stick around to discuss things regardless.


 No.44257

>>44254

Sometimes my old muscle memory drags me back when I open a new tab. It only takes quick a glance to put me off it again.


 No.44258

>>44254

Sometimes I check out warosu


 No.44259

>>44254

Only when looking for a something to download, like the new touhou demo the other day. Everytime I do I quickly leave out of disgust.


 No.44262

File: 0812c8443aedae4⋯.png (ネタばれ画像, 480.04 KB, 1100x1040, 55:52, 85074393284858496.png)


 No.44264

>>44262

I like this picture, because I understand it completely.


 No.44267

>>44264

Describe and explain it, please.

I assume from the flags that it's political; probably and international dispute of some sort. But Japanese politics are usually less nauseating than western politics, at least.


 No.44268

File: a456722a0d2add8⋯.png (168.01 KB, 2069x2681, 2069:2681, Punch_Rhodes_Colossus.png)

>>44267

It's a sumo Reimu plasted over a political comic about Cecil Rhodes, a British imperialist who founded the country Rhodesia and had big ambitions of making Africa habitable. Instead of embodying Rhodes, I guess it embodies Japan in this case. The imperial things tie in together a little.

At first, I thought the missile was about that thing where Korea decided to test their weapons by firing them over Japan, but I guess that's not the case here. It looks like imperial sumo Reimu wants to eat the missile because she's so big and fat.

The smaller girl looks like a representation of Lithuania, but I don't actually have a clue about any incident between them involving a missile, or why, even if there was an incident involving a missile, Lithuania could possibly be a part of it. Maybe it's another one of those countries with a yellow, green and red flag.


 No.44269

>>44268

Red, green, and yellow are the alternate pan-African colors.


 No.44272

>>44269

That makes a little more sense. So the embodiment of Africa there is just confused at how Japan is blocking a missile from Korea from the bottom of Africa.


 No.44273

File: 9a2817528b896ea⋯.jpg (21.4 KB, 427x240, 427:240, Mii_Maker_screenshot.jpg)

You're playing online multiplayer on your favourite game. You thought you were pretty good at it, but then this one player starts kicking your ass. His name is TAS★Player. The stiff face of his default avatar stares at you mockingly.

What do you do?


 No.44274

>>44273

Accept defeat and marvel at his superior skills. I feel happy to have been bested.


 No.44275

>>44273

I rarely ever play games online competitively.

Cooperating is more consistently fun; as it's not nearly as dependent on balance.

Also doesn't depend on the spirit of fair play. Which is the ability and willingness to put up and take fair and feasible challenges, to make all participants want to continue playing; avoiding one sided massacres and anything subjectively construed as cheating.


 No.44276

>>44273

Existential terror. Am I really alive? Or am I just an AI?


 No.44277

>>44275

are you a girl?

can you add me on discord


 No.44278

>>44277

>Discord

Go back there


 No.44280

>>44278

I don't really get what kind of joke it was meant to be, but I don't think he's serious either. Maybe he's calling his uncompetitive attitude girly.


 No.44281

File: 4ff8b6de26b2164⋯.jpg (82.08 KB, 696x746, 348:373, killsushi.jpg)


 No.44282

File: d5c958b922fc037⋯.jpg (89.01 KB, 445x382, 445:382, Based on a real article.jpg)


 No.44283


 No.44284

Last night I was dreaming that all of /jp/ was having a sleepover at my place, and quite frankly fuck you guys


 No.44285

>>44283

I didn't post that second one.

>>44284

Just hurry up and grab the snacks man


 No.44286

>>44285

Man fuck you, I'm not gonna drive far away to some obscure fast food restaurant to satisfy your cravings. That almost got us caught by the cops.


 No.44287

>>44284

A night with the current jay would be filled with drugs, crossposters, shitskins, a murderer, and trannies. It's unfortunate but what can you do?


 No.44288

          ∧_∧   / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄

          ( ´∀`) < Fuck off retard.

        /    |    \________

       /       .|     

       / "⌒ヽ |.イ |

   __ |   .ノ | || |__

  .    ノく__つ∪∪   \

   _((_________\

    ̄ ̄ヽつ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ | | ̄

   ___________| |

    ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄| |


 No.44289

>>44287

This fine, isn't it?

We've all grown in the past years. We are not the same 4/jp/sies we used to be.


 No.44290

File: ff9c4a10cb47788⋯.gif (464.53 KB, 240x180, 4:3, I am a degenerate drugie y….gif)

>>44287

>but what can you do?

Each other.

Or create things to enjoy together.


 No.44292

Oh god I think I'm awake now


 No.44297

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Dreamt about being in an escape-the-room game. The thing was though, it was multiplayer, and even though the levels were sequential, it played out like an MMO where the developers didn't quite think things through.

There was this cooperation coin mechanic where level bonuses could appear, but only if something like a hidden switch or puzzle were being actively used by another player. These coins, and their switches, would be hidden inside the level. Since they're so hidden, they'd grant these huge bonuses I didn't really know about. Naturally, since players in any online game are always annoyingly nice, there was this one experienced player who'd apparently been through the level already holding the switch down, and everyone was grabbing the coin out from the wall. I was reluctant to grab it myself, not wanting to accept that dumb bonuses for doing no work at all, but the other players were actually getting angry with me and telling me to grab it already.

After that, I watched a few players attempting to solve puzzles, and explored the room. In an upstairs area, there was a television listing random coloured words on a backdrop of what looked like a manor overlooking a lake, the streets of Venice, and other calming, generally super-aquatic things like that. This television set was completely ignored by the other players, who were rushing to some place (probably because the puzzle was solved already), but I still had the feeling that this thing was completely overlooked. Was it a hidden message? Could it have some kind of menacing secret? I'm a little interested in cryptography, so I refused to let it go. I store at it a bit more, before I realised the weird random words program had finished. Hoping I'd get another chance at interpreting the message, I grabbed a remote and discovered, through an on-screen interface, that it wasn't a livefeed, but a very long recording which had been on loop (~30-70 hours). I fiddled with the remote a bit, but since it was only a dream, I had the cognitive abilities of a 3-year old and couldn't figure it out how to rewind it and record all the words in my notepad. It's a shame, because it seemed like such an interesting puzzle.

After that, the main theme kind of fizzled out. You know how it is with dreams. There was something about meeting an old man at the back of a manor overlooking a lake, and working in some kind of game/nerd merchandise store that burned down.

I need to dehydrate more often, it always gives me such interesting dreams.

>>44292 Or this, but that's interesting too.


 No.44455

I really love listening to people from /jp/


 No.44457

>>44455

was that sarcastic


 No.44462

File: 482622b0d7d804d⋯.jpg (28.57 KB, 188x352, 47:88, chuuni.jpg)

>>44457

No. I genuinly enjoy it.When talking to you guys I can have extraordinary conversations about topics which I'd usually never talk about, such as obscure internet sites. It feels like a exploring a treasure trove of ominous subcultures and I really like that.

On another note, I really like Usami.


 No.44479

Hello everyone.

Suika pees alcohol.

Thank you.


 No.44480

File: e0493496f01a219⋯.jpg (77.03 KB, 660x438, 110:73, kotatsu train.jpg)

Imagine having a long train trip every day in the winter like THIS.

Either staring out the window, or at the TV with some meaningless variety show on. Maybe eating some glorious fresh mikan delivered on request.

With the soft shake of the train on the rails, the peaceful sounds of those around you, no overcrowding at all.


 No.44482

>>44480

You say that, but you know some clown would end up sitting on your table when things get too packed. From the looks of the image, that cabin has an expected capacity of about only 40 passengers, and that's assuming one of them is kind enough to let you sit at THEIR kotatsu.

Everyone talks about how polite everyone is in Japanese society, but I know that must be some kind of weird fantasy. Dealing with idiots is a fact of (having a) life.


 No.44483

>>44482

You're welcome to sit under my kotatsu, if you'd like.


 No.44484

>>44480

Oh I'm aware. I'm only speaking for fantasy.

But I wouldn't mind sharing a kotatsu with other people; even, no, especially obnoxious drunks. That sort of thing is very amusing and pleasant to me.

When people are polite I can tolerate them.

When they're RUDE I can genuinely enjoy their company. It's a nice challenge at least, and gloriously informal. Quite comforting.

The only issue I really take with people is when they're aggressive and/or violent.


 No.44487

>>44484

Not everyone gets to experience that kind of thing regularly, because everyone has this urge to act in a nice and considerate way. It's only when they feel like you're personally hurting them in some way that they'll start getting impolite. Having a meeting with somebody who lacks those inhibitions does sound interesting though, both so you could experience something different from 90% of the people you meet acting in the exact same, inoffensive routine, and so you can feel like there's more to the world itself than what's already met the eye.

>>43411

Went back up to the top of the thread to see what conversations this discussion would be pushing back and noticed this. I guess it's like playing with fire. Nowadays it's only the kind of thing that gets your house burned down, but when it was still strange and mysterious, and there were things to learn about it, it could net you benefits like cooked food, and keeping the other stupid critters away at night. An attraction to the strange and powerful could have a basis like that; plain curiousity.


 No.44489

I can't stand watching Nintendo Direct conferences anymore. All I see is rape of once-respectable franchises. I'm most excited seeing the obscure games by new studios, but that quickly goes once they show just how bad those are as well. How do I start to have fun with videogames again?


 No.44491

>>44489

Accept that you are no longer the target audience and that videogames have been ruined by popularity, like many other things before. And afterwards move on with you life


 No.44497

Read all the new posts, cleared the address bar and absentmindedly typed "8ch.net/jp" in again


 No.44501


 No.44503

>>44489

Don't watch the conferences and only look at the games that interest you. Those are made to appeal to general audiences.


 No.44513

File: 1ef9db8904500ad⋯.jpg (73.9 KB, 1300x957, 1300:957, overweight-senior-business….jpg)

>>44489

Go full retro & never look back because that ship has sailed long ago.


 No.44515

File: 4ef82e3104fdd37⋯.png (19.3 KB, 488x293, 488:293, obeyjp.png)

well?


 No.44516

File: accc39e8a5a6270⋯.jpg (681.77 KB, 1224x1632, 3:4, f.jpg)

Hopefully he'll be able to cook spaghetti in birb heaven.


 No.44520

>>44516

Oh wow, did you just tribute your pet bird with a picture of its corpse


 No.44524

>>44520

It's alive in the pic, but was clearly fucking dying.


 No.44528

/jp/'s alive, but it's clearly fucking dying.


 No.44530

>>44528

Everything is constantly dying the moment it is born.


 No.44531

>>44530

I wouldn't say that, growing isn't the same as ageing/decaying/dying.


 No.44533

>>44531

Every moment everything is getting closer to death.


 No.44538

I am already dead.


 No.44539

File: 736d25d40cbe35c⋯.png (41.5 KB, 223x177, 223:177, 鬼.png)


 No.44544

I want to be praised


 No.44545

>>44544

流石だね!


 No.44546

>>44544

good post


 No.44547

this is the only board I check regularly anymore


 No.44549

File: d385aefa378432c⋯.png (527.91 KB, 666x499, 666:499, Luigi.png)


 No.44550

>>44549

.Si senior


 No.44551

File: b49c29ffed46363⋯.png (162.79 KB, 233x350, 233:350, ZUN.png)

File: 8b16ab96dbf42e1⋯.png (400.53 KB, 426x620, 213:310, AYA.png)

File: f794a84d9e463d8⋯.png (611.96 KB, 640x426, 320:213, ZUNN.png)

>>44550

¡Ay, ay, ay!


 No.44552

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>43445

>To become even stronger, I have to face things I previously considered myself to be bad at and change that fact. Therefore, today I decided to focus on writing. Writing is something I like but also consider myself to be bad at. After all, how could I even compare to all of those manga and VNs. I'm not even Japanese. It felt discouraging, but that feeling allowed all outside distractions to disappear. I found the light and targeted that feeling directly. All it took was one single blow, and the boundary between me and writing was no more.

>

>I proceeded to write the beginning of some sort of super generic story about a delinquent, a girl with long black hair who is the delinquent's childhood friend, psychic powers and a secret society which is bent on bringing about the destruction of everything. I spent quite a while just sitting down and writing. To say that it was fun would be an understatement. Only once I remembered that my right hand was really starting to hurt did I stop.

how would you say your writing skill is now?


 No.44557

File: 505ea1a1ed287c2⋯.png (319.09 KB, 565x767, 565:767, boogiepop caught smiling (….png)

I want Boogiepop to read me a bedtime story, she has that kind of voice.


 No.44558

>>44552

>Only once I remembered that my right hand was really starting to hurt did I stop.

By golly I'm jealous of that. Being so into something that bodily pain goes unnoticed.

Especially hand pain; since my left wrist never really stops hurting no matter what.


 No.44573

hahahahaha, yeah


 No.44575

when did you learn your place in this world?


 No.44576

>>44575

hahahahaha, yeah


 No.44583

A bird shat on my head while I was waiting for a bus (´∀`)


 No.44587

>>44583

Extraordinary misfortune will be rewarded with extraordinary fortune.


 No.44591

>>44583

>>44587

congratulations, you're pregnant


 No.44595

>>44583

I thought that happened to me a few days ago, but to my relief it was only some water. There was a bird over my head which mislead me for a moment.


 No.44596

this jacket makes me feel like a KING


 No.44598

hope everyone's doing good?


 No.44599

how's everyone doing good?


 No.44600

I gope everyibw;'a good


 No.44601

Still unable to write down properly what I'm imagining in my mind..




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