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 No.889[Reply]

Thought this would be a fun idea. Each week there will be a theme or prompt. Draw something relating to that idea and post it here. You can put as much or as little effort into the drawing, this is all just for fun. New topics will be posted some time on Sunday.
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 No.904

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cat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planetcat planet

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It's late, I'm a bit drunk, I can't draw at all. But I won't let that stop me.

 No.906

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Punk cat says Go To Hello!

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kot

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>>889
its nothing crazy but hey better than nothing



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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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 No.883

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Greetings!
A fine gentle-sushi picked me out of a crowd and wanted me to bump my thread here, so I'm making good on that request.

 No.885

>>883
I'm so glad you came back! I was worried you died or something.

 No.886

>>883
Far right girl is unbelievably cute

 No.887

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Oh, they're adorable!
Emmy here is technically a nanny (or Nandroid) but has a similar aesthetic. The blue dresses are nice.

 No.888

>>885
Fortunately things never got that bad, but I wasn't able to think straight any amount of time, and drawing required brain power that I just couldn't give. Even so, I was determined to keep up with the practice, so I went right back to it when I could.

Honestly I'm more surprised peeps here actually remembered this set of work enough to recognize a drawing of mine near instantly.

>>887
I figured the kind of outfit I was working with was actually a waitress' dress rather than a maid's, but by the time I really started realizing that, I had already established it as an aesthetic, so I kept going with it. I intend to play around with the designs more later, I do like experimenting with visuals like that.

>>886
Thanks!



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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.870

>>852
>whisperer in the darkness is an amazing tale. Did you ever get around to reading Roadside Picnic? Ive heard good things about it.

 No.871

>>852
I picked up a compilation of Lovecraft stories as well and I've been reading it on and off. I really enjoy them.

 No.879

>>804
I haven't read that, but I've read Marcovaldo by the same guy and liked it a lot.

 No.880

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>>852
I just finished Roadside Picnic recently. The last few weeks I've been going on a STALKER binge, I watched the Tarkovsky adaptation and I've been playing modded Anomaly. Really good stuff.

This year I've been reading a lot of Russian stuff actually. Right now I'm juggling The Ugly Swans (also by Strugatsky bros) and Notes from the Underground by Dostoevsky. Honestly it's made me consider starting to learn Russian, but I want to get proficient in Spanish before I switch over.

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Since my last post I've read:
Slan by A.E Van Vogt, a very good short sci-fi book about a young boy who is a Slan(a mutant) trying to survive in a futuristic world and find other Slans;
Permanent Record, Edward snowden's biography, he is a very interesting person, the type who you'd only see/read in crazy conspiracy blogs
I've continuing to read Lovecraft's stories, Call of Cthulhu deserves the recognition it has

I am currently reading Do androids dream of electric sheep, i am a fan of Blade Runner, especially 2049, and plan on reading Neuromancer, Gaiseric the vandal who destroyed Rome and Where wizards stay up late: The origins of the internet

>>870
yes sushi roll, I've read it a couple of months ago and it's probably in my top favorite books, I've liked it so much that i even bought it physical and watched STALKER(very good movie btw)



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 No.10[Reply]

Let's post our favourite movie of all time or a great movie you recently watched.

I'll start.

My favourite movie is Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. The movie is amazing, very funny while maintaining the seriousness of the topic. [spoiler]The Coca-Cola part is fantastic[/spoiler].

Another movie that also really like is Persepolis (yeah, I'm reposting from the .tokyo thread). It's an animation film that tells the story of the author during and after the Islamic revolution. The art is quite unique and the main character is lovely!
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 No.749

Not sure if I could pick a favorite. I like Blade Runner and the sequel a lot, as well as some silly stuff like the Princess Bride. But as you can probably tell I'm not really a movie person, most of the classics I have not seen, let alone all the well regarded artsy stuff everyone talks about online.

 No.762

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"Mary & Max" is the coziest of them all

 No.786

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I've always been a sucker for a sweeping adventure like The Great Race (1965) or Jason and the Argonauts (1963). I think my favorite movie would be Gladiator. It's a bit formulaic, but that doesn't matter to me if the formula is done well. I personally can't wait for the comic book genre to become less dominant so that we can get back to butchering ancient history and myths.

I've also been watching a lot of Japanese horror recently, and just watched the first Ring film. I can definitely see why it became a classic, but it's fame raises the question of why Pulse (2001) had less staying power, despite being in my opinion superior. Is it simply that the message of the film, how the internet can erode social relationships and mental health, hadn't yet come to pass for the general populace?

>>749
Princess Bride is a fine specimen of comfy.

 No.881

>>737
I watched this recently and while it didn't blow me away, I think it was good. It's tense all the way through in a way that's hard to describe. The only scene I didn't really like was that like 7 minute one where the main character sleeps next to a river and a camera pans through objects submerged in the water. Everything else was cool

 No.882

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I'm not really good at coming up with favorites, but the first one that comes to mind is Gran Torino. I feel like a grumpy old man who doesn't understand the new world from time to time and Gran Torino, aside from just generally being good, pleases that part of me. Nothing bad to say about it other than some of the dialogue from supporting actors is corny.
I also like Rocky, those movies with Ryan Gosling everybody likes, Porco Rosso and other good anime, some Korean stuff.

Writing this made me realize I should probably make a list of good movies I've seen so I don't forget them



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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.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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Hi No Tori is now one of my new favorites. It has the same empathy for life that you see in Mushishi and Kino's Journey.

The retro Tezuka art style is also fairly relaxing



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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.864

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

 No.865

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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

 No.872

>>866
This reminds me of that thing in art class where you'd color a sheet, paint it all black then scratch off the paint. This looks super rad.

 No.876

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Listening to music~



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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.875

internet's gay, boss. Get life. Become wizard. I say witch but negative/retarded connotation. You get?



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 No.629[Reply]

Do sushi have their favourite magazines?
I thought that reading them may be good way to "deboor*" myself.
So what are you reading? Do you have a ritual that accompanies the act?
Maybe you found something extremely interesting in a publication and
want to share?

*deboor - no idea if this makes sense in english, but it is literal
translation of my country's saying "when a boor tastes some culture".

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 No.640

Lapham's Quarterly. It's a great way to get a wide survey of a lot of different writings that you'd normally have a very hard time finding in print. I used to read Cabinet, but it's not in print anymore, thinking about buying back issues and reading them as a supplement.

 No.873

I've been thinking about buying random fashion magazines and making collages for fun

 No.874

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>>629
FRUits!



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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.

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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.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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