[ kaitensushi ] [ lounge / arcade / kawaii / kitchen / tunes / culture / silicon ] [ otaku ] [ yakuza ] [ hell / lewd ] [ ? / chat ] [ lewd / uboa ] [ x ]

/culture/ - arts & literature

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor." - Alexis Carrel
Password (For file deletion.)

• Files Supported: webm, swf, flv, mkv, mp4, torrent, 7z, zip, pdf, epub, & mobi.
• Embeds Supported: youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, metacafe, & vocaroo.
• Max. post size is 10MB / 4 files.

Remember to keep it cozy!

🌟 🌟 🌟
The Uboachan / Sushichan Associated Gamejam Initiative (U.S.A.G.I. Game Jam) goes LIVE on January 1st!
🌟 🌟 🌟

File: 1524546918923.png (18.92 KB, 500x250, Oekaki.png)

 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…)
127 posts and 92 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1638500526806.png (34.07 KB, 500x250, Oekaki.png)

I've recently grown to love drawing these non-sensical fun pictures with unrecognizable shapes.


The scribbly-ness reminds me of the doodles that TKMIZ posts on twitter, I like it.
I used to absentmindedly draw things like this in class all the time as a kid, just cool looking patterns and shapes.


File: 1638590374484.png (19.22 KB, 500x250, Oekaki.png)

Reminds me of things I used to draw like this. Start in one spot and add a feature all around it, then use that as inspiration for the next feature.


File: 1638671676366.png (15.67 KB, 500x250, Oekaki.png)

I'm not really sure what this was supposed to be


It's a girl whose table has turned into a banana, a face, a coffee cup, and two fish. Her computer has fallen to the floor and she's going "!"

File: 1466555256392-0.jpg (62.98 KB, 585x445, Dr.-Strangelove-Inside-Ima….jpg)

File: 1466555256392-1.jpg (27.44 KB, 630x420, persepolis-marjane-satrapi….jpg)


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!
47 posts and 24 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


I just finished "Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece" (Tintin et le mystère de la toison d'or), which I believe was the first original Tintin story not written by Hergé. This is not an objective review because the last time I read a full Tintin adventure was in 2014 and I had a few drinks when I watched the film, so bear with me.
I went in expecting to hate this film because I never liked the Tintin animated series and I was outright disgusted by Spielberg's 3D Tintin. The idea of Tintin with real actors sounded even worse than these animated versions, but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I noticed that the IMDB score was 6,0 and if I had read more Tintin in the past seven years or so I might be more negative, but it was so nice to see Tintin, Captain Hadock, Dupont et Dupond (Thomson and Thompson in English, I believe), and Professor Tournesol again that I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It felt like a classic Tintin adventure. There is something about the Mediterranean that works very well with Tintin, in my opinion, so it was nice to see an adventure that was limited to Istanbul and Greece.
I kind of lost the plot near the end, but in terms of gags the film was fantastic. The highlight for me was Dupont having a watch that was 90 minutes behind Dupond and both of them deciding to 'fix' their watches so that Dupond was 90 minutes ahead of Dupont instead. The musical theme for the film was honestly perfect and really captured the spirit of a good Tintin adventure. All in all a very enjoyable film, but not quite the same as just reading one of the original comics.


File: 1633801535604.jpg (198.6 KB, 1920x1040, mpv-shot0027.jpg)

Robocop, I feel like it perfectly captures what a film should be, it's as thematically and artistically accessible as you want it to be. Can be a cool action piece about just shooting bad guys, can be some shit about the loss of identity and the progressive devalue of the individual in society or something
yeah it's good


File: 1638141535717.jpeg (68.56 KB, 452x679, diehard.jpeg)

Not exactly [i]cine de arte[/i] but this one is a bona-fide action movie without the faults that plague modern day holiwood crap. The movie has everything, all well placed. S3en for what it is, the movie does a great job.


The red shoes, while not my all time favourite movie is still well up there. It's the progenitor to movies like whiplash or black swan, about the lengths one will go to in persuit of artistic perfection, and the effects that has on the human psyche. Definitely one of the most visually stunning films i've ever seen with incredible technicolor that is so vibrant. can't recomend it enough really. Dont be put off by the age of the film, I know a lot of old films can be quite slow and wooden but this one really has a pretty breakneck pace, I for one didn't find myself bored at any time. And it's free on youtube as well!


File: 1638469820166.jpg (139.11 KB, 736x741, 2c3fc523e613f9b6955f2f2a16….jpg)

If you liked "Naked Lunch" you'll also like "Barfly".
Of all time, though? It's easily "Cats Don't Dance."

File: 1579052968145.jpg (67.55 KB, 600x315, book.jpg)


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
84 posts and 33 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


i used to carry this copy of the myth of sisyphus in my messenger bag everywhere i went when i was 17-18 years old and just started college.
i always hoped a cutie would come up to me while i read it and say that I'm really cool and want to be my friend (but that never happened, obviously). i don't think anyone thought i was cool, they probably thought i was a tryhard (i clearly was, obviously).


It's one of the most influential books on economics. The writer was one of the cornerstones of the "Chicago school" and an economic advisor to both former US President Reagan and former UK Prime Minister Thatcher. It's definitely written from a pro-capitalist, specifically supply side, point of view, and the central idea of it is basically the "the freer the markets the freer the people" maxim.
Though, strangely, it's not as anti-state assistance as some other books in that vein are and actually argues for a GMI. It's still packed with ideas that I find downright absurd, like getting rid of licensing for medical professionals.


>Reagan and Thatcher
Oh god. Yes I did read some reviews after I posted that and I realized it's pretty much neoliberal thought (from what I read). I asked because I've been reading Sowell's Basic Economics and while it's been illuminating it also omits some of the more bleak consequences of the very same principles he advocates for free markets, you know, the stuff we perceive every day comingfrom big corp.
I just wish there was a less biased book on economics. Well, I suppose there are, I just gotta look for them .


>you know, the stuff we perceive every day comingfrom big corp.
Most hardcore liberals would argue that the existence of megacorps that are a law unto themselves is a product of government intervention. Without entering into a parasitic relationship with the state these organisations would inevitably become inefficient, lose focus, and collapse under their own weight. The fact that legislators also refuse to let large corps collapse for fear of short term economic consequences is its own issue.

I don't think you're ever going to find an unbiased take on economics, any author that purports to be is trying to hide his biases which is worse, in my opinion. The best economics book I've read is J.A. Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, it's full of these insanely clever detached observations and almost anti-ideological in that Schumpeter throws sand in the face of all the conventional positions at the time (written in the '30s).

tl;dr; capitalism is doomed to fail because the more wealth it creates in society the more it breeds a sense of antipathy among the intelligentsia, the same way the Church's fostering of literacy and learning eventually led to the enlightenment. Socialism, on the other hand, is completely impossible in practice and every Socialist regime will have to adopt market reforms to survive. They'll become essentially capitalist societies where everyone has to wave a red banner and pretend they're doing Socialism. In fact, this phony Socialism will be even more capitalist than capitalism since there can be no independent labour movements, the state and industry are one and the same, and any dissenters can be branded enemies of the people.


Thank you for the rec of Schumpeter. I guess then I'll have to read a bit of different authors with different viewpoints.

File: 1620137744215.jpg (33.43 KB, 324x400, How-to-Draw-More-Manga-Coo….jpg)


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.
55 posts and 32 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1625506262409.png (626.86 KB, 640x496, 0681084443bdb07cb2fa5b1288….png)

Here's a fun one. Next theme is going to be Yume Nikki.


File: 1625693976919.jpg (2.12 MB, 2240x2475, yuboa.jpg)

Cheers to all the uboa friends


just make sure you get the checkered pattern in the right order! it's two black squares in the top row, and only one black square in the bottom row.

sometimes you see it done upside down…


Am I late? ;_;


I forgot about this thread but someone should revive it, we need a theme!

File: 1634426100489-0.jpg (197.35 KB, 1080x1350, 187349348_506028453771433_….jpg)

File: 1634426100489-1.jpg (220.56 KB, 1080x1349, 120370910_352589652459489_….jpg)

File: 1634426100489-2.jpg (264.51 KB, 1280x1920, 00021-Iris-Van-Herpen-Fall….jpg)

File: 1634426100489-3.jpg (161.7 KB, 1080x1350, 120219613_331733831446423_….jpg)


Do any of you Sushis like fashion?
Are there any designers you like?
I think my favorit desingner is Iris van Herpen.
Her dresses look so other-earthy and natural :D


File: 1634431009839-0.png (706.11 KB, 490x631, dolce majolica print sweat….PNG)

File: 1634431009839-1.png (349.32 KB, 454x670, evisu daickock rainbow.PNG)

Wow, those are incredible.
I am interested in fashion but in a more…pragmatic way. As in, I'm interested in clothes that I could conceivably own and would probably wear (basically high street brands. Probably a little boring if you're into bespoke designers). I have a couple of items that I own because I think they look amazing but very rarely wear (pic related) either because I don't want to damage them or they are difficult to pull off.

I'm a big fan of Evisu clothes too, I think the daicock motif is a really stylish piece of branding. Some of there more outlandish clothes can be a bit much, but it's cool to see a high street brand that is willing to make such bold designs


File: 1634450117245-0.jpg (458.71 KB, 1551x1652, PicsArt_02-19-10.53.02.jpg)

File: 1634450117245-1.jpg (107.31 KB, 700x1100, 42cbf0ca57e4b12eb69f0225e9….jpg)

File: 1634450117245-2.jpg (304.5 KB, 1050x1600, f6091831f06ab1ae509586de69….jpg)

File: 1634450117245-3.jpg (165.86 KB, 800x1031, 1c1c82a358253db1a2b2e2680a….jpg)

love lolita<3


File: 1636119746866.jpg (85.54 KB, 735x1103, b766cf4285c4b027fc169be213….jpg)

I love fashion. it's something I fade in and out of, going from being all consumed to casually interested in.
>favourite designers
bit of a boring choice, but Martin Margiela. just a fascinating reinterpretation of clothes while still remaining both functional and somewhat conventionally beautiful
Uma Wang and Ziggy Chen are also great for very different reasons than ^
Yohji Yamamoto, of course (Our Legacy too)
I have a soft spot for Song for the Mute because they're the only good Australian brand I know of
endless love for endless designers

post more of your favourite Iris van Herpen, sushi

File: 1532095263262.png (136.55 KB, 600x800, 1515009728103.png)


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.
43 posts and 47 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


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.

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.



nice trips and welcome back sushi!


File: 1633844184575.png (250.09 KB, 704x1024, Hiya.png)

Appreciating them digits Sushi!


Cute as a button! I like the green hair. Always lovely to see your art roll.


You should draw Yakui!


Is anyone else fascinated with the superintelligence trope in books and movies? I've been looking for different stories with similar ideas.


File: 1631213557914-0.jpg (215.31 KB, 1000x1402, Good Will Hunting.jpg)

File: 1631213557914-1.jpg (41.65 KB, 500x750, Lucy.jpg)

File: 1631213557914-2.jpg (82.06 KB, 720x1080, Limitless.jpg)


File: 1631366968807.jpg (793.43 KB, 1080x1322, 1617151384341.jpg)

Check out "True names" and "cookie monster" by verner vinge. I might just have nostalgia for them, but they seem like nice narrative exploration of computer intelligence.

File: 1481187802093.jpg (18 KB, 220x382, 220px-The_Eel_1997.jpg)


Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
39 posts and 20 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1574366837746.jpg (1.4 MB, 2025x3000, MV5BYWZmOTY0MDAtMGRlMS00Yj….jpg)

necrobump to ask what you sushis thought of pic related



Audition (1999 film) is so overrated


File: 1629877261045.jpg (216.63 KB, 1920x1080, April.Story.1998.1080p.Blu….jpg)

A few Shunji Iwai films have already been posted. I also like his lighter stuff, so Love Letter (1995) and April Story (1998) are two cute and comfy films.

I don't like Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)… It has some interesting ideas but I think it ultimately comes off as pretentious.


Tokyo story is my favourite film. I love everything by ozu, I dont think any other director even comes close to his mastery of cinematography. If you haven't seen any films by him, I can't recommend them enough. Be warned though, they are very slow and deliberate in their pacing, so dont expect a fast paced action thrill ride or anything.
If you do want a fast paced action thrill ride, I really like the film electric dragon 80,000v. It's really short, and very fast paced. It seems these days tetsuo the iron man is a cult classic which lots of people know, I'd say if you liked that you would like electric dragon 80,000v. Also if you are a fan of noise music and guitars you will like it, lots of cool noise guitar, with a punk attitude throughout. What a fun film.

File: 1478030346556.jpg (749.49 KB, 1224x827, f1552987d45479963b66022b14….jpg)


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.
84 posts and 52 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.


File: 1616376114031-0.png (651.56 KB, 640x566, Phoenix.png)

File: 1616376114031-1.png (126.77 KB, 437x240, Resurrection.png)

File: 1616376114031-2.jpeg (13.04 KB, 400x224, Nostalgia.jpeg)

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


I don't understand what nyanpass is for. Could you explain?


It appears to be for にゃんぱすー


File: 1626790032139.png (1.45 MB, 1280x720, ClipboardImage.png)

Natsume Yuujinchou.
Surprised no one mentioned it yet, maybe it's not as famous as I thought.


dennou coil

File: 1568149811403.jpg (255.8 KB, 1200x750, D-einbMU4AQ8hMi.jpg)


Any manga/anime/VN with an atmosphere or story like nausicaa of the wind valley?
I would kill for something like it, as i am tired of the usual anime and manga tropes.


I would suggest doing a tour of all of Miyazaki's films. I find that all of his movies have a similar vibe that can't be parallel even by other Anime.


Sherlock Hound (1984)

First 6 episodes were directed by Miyazaki, he had to quit in order to work on Nausicaa. It’s much more light hearted.

You remember the scene "The seven days of fire" ? it’s was realized by Hideaki Hanno, who later on directed Neon Genesis Evangelion.

I’d recommend Berserk. The atmosphere isn’t exactly the same tho.


File: 1568162814334.jpg (304.85 KB, 680x961, kurenai_no_buta.jpg)

You must watch Porco Rosso if you haven't already, I can't believe I put off watching it for so long, it's beautiful.


Mononoke Hime.
Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa.
Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku.


If you liked the ecological themes you might like Gon, which is a superb drawn story of a little dinosaur engaging with other animal forms. If you want a graphic novel there's Puma Blues which is a beatiful story as well.

Delete Post [ ]
Previous [1] [2] [3] [4]
| Catalog
[ kaitensushi ] [ lounge / arcade / kawaii / kitchen / tunes / culture / silicon ] [ otaku ] [ yakuza ] [ hell / lewd ] [ ? / chat ] [ lewd / uboa ] [ x ]