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 No.91[Reply]

What're some comfy anime series?

I'm relatively new to anime and am looking for something slow paced in story line, and atmospheric in terms of soundtrack/sound design or animation. Only ones I can think of are Mushishi and House of Five Leaves.
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 No.857

I am surprised to see that no one mentioned Yuyushiki until now. A show with great comedy and a heartwarming friendship. Adorable cast too. Probably the anime that made me laugh the most, the interactions between the characters are so damn good and silly.

 No.858

>>103
I love Haibane's soundtrack too. I used to put Ailes Grises on every night to fall asleep.

 No.859

>>513
.hack//sign is everything OP describes except for comfy. Still very good though.
>>721
These are both great. Kamichu is pretty strong as an 80s period piece too which I didn't expect from that kind of show. I actually found the Japanese reference book at a used bookstore in Bumfuck, USA recently which was just as unexpected. I know it was probably just some nerd like me who buys junk from Amazon JP but I can't help wondering how things like that get where they get.

>>722
Thanks for reminding me of Zettai Shounen. An old friend convinced me to watch it many years ago but I'd forgotten all about it.

 No.867

>>744
Gin no Saji was a great show. It almost made me wanna learn how to farm. One Off was pretty nice, too. Now that show almost made me wanna get a motorcycle. I have yet to watch Nourin, though.

 No.868

>>867
I love Gin no Saji as well. I think it's cool that Hiromu Arakawa was able to write something so great but also so different from Fullmetal Alchemist.



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 No.308[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Lets draw stuff sushi's! It doesn't matter how bad u think it is, any drawing is good for you! (I hope this is on the right board…)
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 No.862

>>860
on the internet, nobody knows you're an alien

 No.863

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I think I'll have some noodles for lunch today, it's my last one.

 No.864

>>863
I hope you mean your last noodle, and not your last lunch

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here is me sitting on my computer in a sleeping bag

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I edited an drawing i did some months ago, before the oekaki with me with a third eye, brought memories



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 No.222[Reply]

I finished reading The Three-body Problem from Liu Cixin and I really like it. If you like scifi you sushis should give it a try.

Let's talk about sci-fi books!
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 No.808

>>557
coming back to recommend the quantum thief. Has a cool take on data management in the future, not as cold as peter watts stories, but still interesting and articulate. Same goes for "life artificial".

 No.810

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>>808
>>557
Thanks for the Jean le Flambeur recommendation. I immediately downloaded and look forward to reading. When you said that "The Martian" is your favorite you mentioned no author and there are far too many hits on an internet search of "martian" for me to tell which book you like. Can you specify?

Nice to see that threads can come back to life.

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Currently trying to get into sci-fi right now I'm reading
>Blood Music
It's about a scientist who injects himself with some cells he's working on. It follows how said cells affected him and the world around him. It's not much of an action sci-fi story and more of a watch how shit goes down story. It's nice if you want details, but the characters are kind of flat and serve more as mechanisms for the story. It deals with themes of consciousness, hive minds (which is why I read it), and post humanism. The far side pick kind of reminds me of the book

>Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

It's academic so you need to know a few literacy concepts, but it's nothing you can't google. So far it just covered the history of biopunk and tried to define it, pretty interesting stuff. In later chapters it's supposed to define why modern culture likes biopunk so much.

 No.855

>>810
The Martian by andy weir. I figured it would be kinda known because of the movie. I read it when it was a web serial, so seeing it get made into a movie was a really cool experience.
Also while I'm here I've got to recommend the sci fi compendium "the ascent of wonder" I'm only about a third of the way in but I've enjoyed every story so far.

 No.861

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Finished A Fire upon the Deep, and got partway through the sequel.
An overall good book, though I enjoyed it more for it's sci-fi world building than the political intrigue aspects. It takes place in a galaxy where fundamental physics change as you further from the core, allowing ftl travel and more complex technology.

Also tried the sequel a deepness in the sky, but it spent much more time on the politics than the original and I didn't make it to the end



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 No.355[Reply]

I sometimes draw maids for fun. Since I think this place is nice and relaxing, I wanted to set up shop and have a fun little Maid thread.
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Don't know if OP is still watching this thread but your drawings are cute. Hope you're doing alright!

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>>368
While not as thorough as yours, this image is pretty inspiring as well.

 No.670

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>>650
I've been ill for a time, such that I couldn't draw, in addition to many other things. Once I feel better, I'll be drawing more.

 No.720

>>670
gosh sushi, i hope everything is okay ._.

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Hope you're feeling better maid sushi roll



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 No.632[Reply]

Let's talk about the books/manga/etc that you are reading.

I'm halfway through After Dark by Haruki Murakami and I'm loving it, already bought another 3 books from him to read after this one
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 No.809

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>>639
>>641
I agree with the readers who say Murakami keeps banging the same drum. He wrote his heart and kept pouring it out over several titles. For me that works. The repetition ensures that you don't miss his obsessions. I find it pleasant - the expectation of a hole in the ground, some fun jazz and classical music, an incomprehensible woman, and a supernatural sheep dream makes it a delight when, as expected, those things occur. He says that his first novels were not up to his present standards, and although I agree, I recommend reading those rat and pinball things. The are the key to everything he wrote after.

 No.851

Finished All Quiet on the Western Front
It's kind of strange to me how WWI seemed to have shattered the consciousnesses of an entire generation of people and you can see its influence in all sorts of places you might not expect, like fantasy MMOs with their cratered hellscape vision of war, yet WWII, which is usually touted as the bigger, more important one, didn't really leave much of an impact at all when it comes to ongoing culture.

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I've been reading H.P Lovecraft's stories for the past month,my favorites until now being: The whisperer in Darkness and The white ship, I'm also planning on reading Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky but can't seem to find it anywhere online,can someone here help me with that?

 No.853

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>>852
Not sure about the translation quality or anything but it was what I found from googling "roadside picnic download"

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>>853
arigato sushi roll!



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 No.844[Reply]

I've heard both good and bad things about this show, should i watch it? what is your opinion on it sushi roll?
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 No.846

season 1 is good, season 2 is a let down, don't bother with the rest

 No.847

It was a guilty pleasure type feel for me. Would recommend checking out and form your own opinion rather than outsourcing your taste to others.
Also Trenton best girl.

 No.848

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I watched it for Slackware. I enjoyed it, but I agree that season 1 was far nicer than the other ones. I don't know why I like it more, maybe it was far less absurd, more relatable.

 No.849

>>848
>Slackware
I hope Pat's been doing better these days. Really sucks how hard times have been for him lately.

 No.850

>>849
When I found out about the storefront thing was one of the rare few times I've gotten genuinely angry in the last years.



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 No.832[Reply]

hello.

when I was a young child, I loved youtube. I subscribed to many channels. Most were comedy, some were news. smosh, fred, a lot of the big guys. some more esoteric people who I can't entirely remember, like this woman who sat at her desk and worked for a media company as a youtuber. eventually the company shut her channel down.

I stumbled upon one creator who I remember a great deal. her name was allofthetrash. I enjoyed her bizzare, low-res letsplays of unheard of cartridge games from the 70s and 80s. at some point I stopped watching the videos, and she eventually deleted her channel.

I still look for those videos, but have yet to find any.

as I grew older, I would find my way into internet communities. a chatroom in kingdom of loathing. the official forum for a web-based video game about forum trolls.

my favorite was the /r9k/ room in a mouse-themed multiplayer platforming game. edbye, oldliquids. lexie. funny people and a funny game.

but I always ended up getting banned or exiled from these communities. always eschewed. this pattern held strong through my teens. I don't think I was in control. It was autonomous.

I didn't go to high school. I went to community college. I had friends, and that let me think I was socially well-adjusted. But eventually I would use extreme political views would as a way of pushing them away.
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 No.839

>>838

mourning. sheva

you only sit sheva for people in your immediate family

instead I will post for seven days

and because I am not a liar

because I have sworn to never lie

(in return for gifts and consequences)

I will post for seven days.
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 No.840

>>832
>I post on reddit looking for her. she sends me a message and tells me she is trying to stay gone. I delete my posts.
>>834
>In the comment section, singinglawnchair writes that allofthetrash has killed herself.

Hmmmmmm…..

 No.841

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Modern mathematics sends men mad.

 No.842

>>841

a lot of us are jewish

you're not supposed to study kabbalah until you're 35

any sooner and you'll go crazy

but I think we found kabbalah elsewhere

in cohomology

I've studied her foundations

algebra, topology, homology
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 No.843

>>842

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 No.672[Reply]

I couldn't find anything like this in the catalog, so I'll be making a general art thread! Post art you like in this thread. No other rules or genres. Just art you like.
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 No.826

>>825
I suppose I can't answer your question; if it were me to decide, I'd say it's the right place.
I like the last one in particular.

 No.827

>>822
>>823
>>824
I really like these aesthetics

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 No.813[Reply]

been trying to watch cyberpunk stuff that i used to like, but im realizing i just dont enjoy it as much as i did as a teenager. feeling like ive just become jaded to stuff about the internet in a way i didnt used to be. changing is weird


 No.231[Reply]

Been watching any animation movies (japanese or otherwise) recently?
I didn't find a suitable thread so I figured I'd start one. It's strange that we don't have this thread yet anyway.
I recently watched "The boy and the beast" and "The girl who leaped through time", really good stuff. The same director of Summer Wars.
What have you been watching lately rolls?
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 No.799

>>232
>>233
Any recommendations for french movies?
>>231
Recently watched 5 centimetres per second, really enjoyed it. Character writing left some to be desired imo but it made up for it with atmosphere and hitting a little too close to home.

 No.800

>>791

I remember watching a rip of the movie when it first came out. Someone shot it in a movie theater or something, but I still got to watch the movie on youtube. I remember that memory very fondly.

There's also an offshoot called "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan". I've never seen it, and it's been so long since I've seen Haruhi. It was one of my first animes.

 No.801

>>800
>The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
I've actually seen that series, but sadly I didn't find it to be that good. The new Nagato in that series was too clumsy and moe I guess. I liked the version of her in the world of the Disappearance of Haruhi more. While she was shy and nervous, she wasn't nearly as dumb or as irrationally shy as in the spin-off. The best part of the spin-off was the actually the "Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan" arc in episodes 10-13 in which the personality of the old Nagato from the original series comes back for a bit.

 No.811

>>800
>>801
Yeah the Yuki-chan anime kinda sucked. Sad case because I even watched Haruhi for the first time ever in preparation for it, since it somehow passed me by back when it was actually popular. At least watching all of endless of 8 in one sitting getting progressively more drunk while texting a friend was a fun experience.

 No.812

Watched Padak. It follows the small society formed in a restaurants fish tank as they try to escape or cope with their eventual death. The film gets pretty depressing as multiple main characters die trying to escape or get served as food, with he implication they're still alive. The CGI animation is a passable telltale games level, but it really shines with the short 2D animated songs. Although the songs are were the film gets somewhat un subtle, the most blatant being the end song that out right states the movies thesis.

The most interesting part about the movie is that it's entire point was to be an anti-fishing, or even vegan, movie yet it isn't over the top in how it expresses those themes, outside the songs. It doesn't come off as patronizing and the movie is fully enjoyable even if you disagree its points.



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