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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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>>373
The rock cd van is a reverse parody of the infamous candy van to lure in adults instead of kids.

 No.375

>>373
>Sakamichi no Apollon

+1 for this

 No.377

i really liked flip flappers

 No.380

>>372
and he was never heard from again.

 No.393

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NieA UNder 7 has a great feel and looks a lot like Haibane. I find that style to really nice.

Sketchbook ~Full Color's~ is another good watch. And since I'm currently reading it, Moyashimon is a series that should be talked about more, even if it is older.



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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.75

>>74
Is there a new one?
Also the guy is hot
And Falken doesmlook like your usual nerd

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My favorite film is pic related. I guess it's because it totally changed the way I perceive kino.

 No.390

Sunset Limited, maybe. I'm not much into live action.

 No.391

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Come Drink With Me, or just about any old martial arts movie. I used to watch those shitty dubbed ones with my grandpa while we ate ice cream straight out of the tub.

I should rewatch it.

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>Strangelove is prob my favorite movie
>think about mentioning Hana-bi and Brazil
>both are already mentioned by other rolls

this place is nice and magical and it's home



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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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This maid ponders whether we're going to get another StarFox game ever again.

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I've had a few ideas to do some more interesting stuff with these maid drawings, but I want to keep things simple for now. The worst thing I've run in to as a scribbler is having inflated ideas that never amount to anything.

 No.385

Your maids are really cute ~

 No.386

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>>385
Thank you, I'm glad you can enjoy my stuff. I find cute things fun to draw and look at, though I often figure my stuff isn't refined enough for many to enjoy. I'm always happy to know that folks do enjoy it.

 No.387

They're truly cute to look at, sushiroll.



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 No.1[Reply]

What're your favorite books?

I could perhaps be called an artsy snob for this, but one of my absolute favorite novels is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. I've always found the concept of labyrinths to be fascinating, as well as that of the inherent uncertainty in the image of reality presented to us by our sensory perception. This book features those two themes quite prominently, and explores them to a depth I've not seen in any other books I've yet read.

This next one might also reflect questionably on my character, but nonetheless I greatly enjoyed American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've struggled a lot with recurrent depersonalization, feelings of dread, and a general impression of isolation from those around me. Since the book addresses all of that, it resonated with me in that regard–though, not so much with some of the other stuff it describes.

I also love tons of H. P. Lovecraft's and Jorge Luis Borges's work, but those are predominantly short stories, not novels.
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 No.287

>>285
To be honest, I've never had to read any of those major default school books
And I'm quite grateful for that. This way I can enjoy everything so much more.

 No.292

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
I wasn't the only edgy middle schooler that Metallica tricked into reading books.

Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill is another favorite. Translating the book from English to Lakotah and back was a great literary choice. Really felt immersive, which was good because the plot spans generations and the reader really can't lean on a character throughout the duration of the book.

 No.306

My favorite books are those that I haven't read and are next in my reading list.

 No.307

Heart of a Dog is my favorite. Its a common cliche to say that you couldn't put a book down but this was one of the very few that did it for me. It was also very funny, Sharik is probably the funniest character I've found in literature

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Long time fan of HP Lovecraft, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter Thompson. The wave speech in Fear and Loathing had me me feel some type of way I never got over.

But my latest favorite has been The Unnoticables by Rob Brockway. Despite being very modern and simply written at times, the story is both gripping and strikes a chord with my inner punk rocker.

Brockway's story is both a look at life's evolution since the 70's to the 2010's and does so with a hint of comedy and a heap of cosmic horror that pleases the Lovecraft fan inside me.



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 No.308[Reply]

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.337

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sleepy robo man

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i made a self portrait, i welcome others to join me in this act so that i feel a little less awkward

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 No.321[Reply]

not sure where to post this but lets try here in /culture/

ok so anyone here familiar with term digital nomad?
wikipedia:
>Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.
so what do you sushis think about it? honestly i think it's just right lifestyle for me
would you do something like that and where would you go?

i want to move and travel through south america (imagine all that beauty… jungle, rivers, mountains, cities……)
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 No.329

I want to try just this, doing translations and TeX typesetting, which is my current project under way. I had a translation job which was unfortunately revoked, as well as a jo where I tried using LaTeX and unfortunately it all went wrong too, but I won't give up, instead I'll learn from my mistakes!
So my plan is to fix my corrupted laptop because so far I've been working in a RSI-inducing little netbook, and to make a bit of a catalog translating some documents and typesetting them, so that I can now start to offer my services. Wish me luck sushi rolls! I really don't have that many options besides this, and I'm at a rather bad place in life right now. I just hope that out of the crisis I can grip the opportunities I have left and finally get to do just what this thread is about, because living in the city, and working in the city FUCKING SUCKS.
Ganbatte all!

 No.330

>>329
Where are you planing to go?
Also good luck and keep us informed

 No.331

I don't think the nomad lifestyle is for me really. I could probably learn the skills for it but it's not really anything I've wanted to do.

 No.332

digital nomad maybe, more like cyber hobo, hikki-punk.

 No.333

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>>332
>hikki-punk
I giggled.



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 No.131[Reply]

Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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 No.301

>>137
+1 to The Hidden Fortress, it's really funny.

 No.302

I've seen just a handful of them, my favourites so far are Aku no Kyōten and Love Letter.
Could you recommend something nice in mid-90's to mid-00's range? Thanks.

 No.303

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I just watched swing girls which is from 2004. It was really good. There was a fair few cuts that were really pretty and it's really mellow and light which I love personally.
I do have a biased soft spot for early/mid 2000's stuff though. It subconsciously puts me in the mindset of my childhood or something.

Also the main character is the qt's qt I have ever seen.

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A scene at the sea is amazing, i can watch it over and over again.
Great soundtrack also

 No.320

>>272
I've always seen lots of love for Lily Chou Chou, but in my case it's more of a love/hate thing. I really don't like the way the exposition is done during the first 30 or so minutes of the movie, but I like the themes the movie touches upon. I always feels empty when it ends, because I would've liked to know more about the characters.



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 No.251[Reply]

Pick up your sword 'n rucksack and lets go adventuring!
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>>288
I always loved Vivec

 No.316

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I keep a little rucksack with some hobbit-tier equipment for adventuring near my bed and routinely use it to go on tiny adventures in the woods… Am I autistic?

 No.317

You're not.
I've seen forest only on pictures and in movies.
I hope to see a real forest sometime.

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>>316
That sounds like a fun thing to do actually. Got a small one I inherited from my grandfather. It is the kind that can fold out so you can sit on it.

A compact fishing rod, pans, a knife, and a tarp, and I pretty much have all that I need for a weekend in the woods. + some extra food rations in case I can't find any fish. My sleeping bag might be compact enough to fit in it too. Even just a day trip would be nice.



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 No.295[Reply]

So I noticed recently that while a lot of people here do some realy great art, no-one seems to be writing stories with it. Creating comics is one of the best ways to improve because it forces you to look at all areas of art, it keeps you motivated since you have a task with a foreseeable endgoal, and it poses lots of creative challenges. Don't just think of it as a means to be gooder at artisting though.

Don't think you have to nail regular drawing before you can start doing comics. If you think that, you will never do anything. You don't have to be good, you just have to be creative. Try not to just do moeblobs standing still and talking about how their mangaka is such a qt, make your images dynamic and try to communicate something like a story or a feeling.

There's a great series of blogposts called '18 tips for comic book artists'. http://www.williamstout.com/news/journal/?p=3806
(All those images are there for a reason, study them!)

 No.296

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>>295
this is really cool sushi

i cant really draw comics cause my motivation wanes incredibly fast. im okay at drawing, i just dont want to draw when i dont want to. stuff ends up looking worse if i dont have passion for what im doing

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>>296
>This is really cool sushi
Sorry to dissapoint you, but the comic I posted isn't mine. It's by a guy called Moebius, I got it from one of the blog posts in the link.

>I cant really draw comics cause my motivation wanes incredibly fast.

Maybe start off with doing short strips about whatevers on your mind? If you're interested in increasing your attention span you could slowly increment the amount of panels you do, but thats obviously not nessicary. It would be a shame to not do any comics because you can't commit to a multi-volume epic.

 No.298

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>>297
oh i didnt actually assume it was yours, i just saying it was cool :P

atm i just keep making excuses. im sure if i really want to make a comic i will

p.s. the picture didnt get spoilerererered, oh well

 No.299

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As a reminder, we're making a zine that focuses on manga and comic.
If you create something and wish to participate, check out
https://mtk538.neocities.org/zine.html

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*quietly raises hand*

Hello. I'm new here, I make comics. I would like to become an official lurker of the Sushi Comic Alliance.

Not sure if I have time for zine work right now (as cool as it sounds), but I might shoot you an email with some questions.



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 No.46[Reply]

I recently figured out that I absolutely love dark, Gothic stuff, be it art, TV or music.

The exact name of this peculiar genre I don't know, but when I find examples of it I lap it up. It's solemn in tone and touches frequently on death, darkness and the Unknown. The kind of thing that makes you feel alone, desperately alone. Wandering alone through a deserted field in the cold and rain towards the light, the single, lone house on the hill containing the single, lone farmer. There's something comfy in that for me.

Anyway, here are some examples/recommendations:
Over the Garden Wall is the best example in TV or cartoons. I've watched it at least three times.
This album I picked up - Stuck on a Sunday. Webm related.
This kind of art: https://art.vniz.net/en/ - including some by Zdzislaw Beksiński, which has been posted here.

Does anyone else like this macabre art? Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Check out Gustav Dore!

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He even made album artworks. lol

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Zbigniew M. Bielak is another good artist in this genre. Does lots of metal artwork.

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Zdzislaw Beksinski is my favorite
gone too soon



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