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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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Eve no Jikan is definitely comfy. And disturbing. The setting is the future, when ai is already sentient and android robots are indistinguishable from regular humans. The story revolves around a coffee shop, where the owner enforces equal treatment to both human and android customers. The series and the movie are the same thing, the movie is just the series put together.
The original creator also have made Mizu no Kotoba and Harmonie short films. And they're also good.

 No.351

>>350
IIRC there are some minor differences between the two, and the series does not have the end credits sequence of the movie.

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Mitsuboshi colors. It's about 3 cute lolis playing fun games together.

 No.353

>>347
>>349
Oh yea, I watched it because of that cover, the anime jazz albums are great.
The movie on the other hand is nonsense. Comfy nonsense, but nonsense nonetheless. Maybe I missed something essential from the series.

 No.354

>>353
Yeah, I've heard bad things about the films. I'm really enjoying the series, so I assume it's the way to go.



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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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 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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What do you think of the books of Philip K. Dick? I read The Penultimate Truth a while back and enjoyed it, but there were a lot of things that I didn't like.
  Firstly is the names for all the technologies. This is probably to do with the era in which the book was written, but to me they sound like something out of wallace and gromit (e.g. the VAC-2000). This isn't really his fault of course, and is something that happens a lot in Sci-Fi; the authors predictions of the future will always be slightly (or majorly) wrong, and so future audiences are inevitably going to find it a little jarring. (A good example of this is how in Asimov's books there are civilizations that span the galaxy but still rely on vaccum tube communications).
 A lot of the ideas in his books are really good; the penultimate truth is about how a small group of elites convinces the population (which live underground) that they are still at war, and uses their labour to live comfortable lifestyles.
  Unfortunately he included a subplot in it about some time traveling Cherokee that didn't really need to be there. Maybe it was supposed to be symbolic of something, but I felt as though it was an idea he had that couldn't fill out a whole story, so he just sort of put it in there. Not that there is anything wrong with having subplots in books at all, I just don't think this one was very well done.

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I read Prelude to Foundation by Asimov.
The good part is that the premise is about a mathematician who develops a way to predict the future through mathematical models. The book goes on about all the political/social consenquences this would bring. There are really a few action scenes, so it would sound boring, but it is not, it's so nice.

 No.266

I love sci-fi literature. I read Ringworld a while back and it remains one of my favorites (mainly because I've read little else since then). One thing I read and absolutely hated was Solaris by some Stanislav Lem. I'm wondering if someone else here has read it, and what they think of it. I may have missed the point of it, since there's some devoted audience (and the guy who lended it to me said it was an absolute masterpiece, but all it did was bore me to death and back to life).
>>222
I'll check that one out, any more suggestions?
>>223
Can't much into PKD, his narrative comes as somewhat strange for me, I guess I should give him a more serious try. I read Electric Sheep (mainly because I like the movie) but the others I've tried just feel absolutely strange from the first page and I can't seem to keep up…
Someone strongly suggested Ubik, I'll try that one out.

My reading list just increased by 2

 No.267

Read "Leviathans of Jupiter" and currently reading "Star Maker." The formal was ok. The leviathan civilization felt generic, but I thought the way they communicate was pretty cool. Characters were fine and I'm glad that the villain of the story got humiliated. Although, she seems a bit pointless in the book. "Star Maker" is amazing so far. Are there any books about pure space exploration worth reading like "Star Maker?" Next book on my list is "The Great Explosion."

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>>222
A related recommendation is author (and translator of Three Body) Ken Liu's Chinese SF anthology "Invisible Planets"



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 No.87[Reply]

Post things you've learnt recently!

From 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable':
Cornstalks. In Australia, especially in New South Wales, from colonial times a name for youths, perhaps from their being taller and more slender than their parents.

That made me laugh, especially because it reminded me of myself.
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 No.257

>>239
Not the original poster, but the version I've heard from my parents involves breaking the surface of the leaves up a bit by rubbing them between your fingers and then applying them to the wound along with some spit. Not sure if it boils down to the blood clotting capabilities of spit combined with the protection offered by the leaves or if there is indeed more to it.

 No.258

>>257

Oh, I see. Will try this out if I ever get the chance.

 No.261

>>256
Heh, if there were a Latin programming language, 'adit' would be the equivalent of 'goto'.

Many people (especially those who are forced to do Latin at school) claim that it is useless because it is a 'dead language'. But you are completely right that an understanding of Latin (and/or Greek) can help decode English words with a Latinate etymology. Personally, though, I would prefer if more words were Germanic in origin to ease understanding; if you do not recognise the word 'oratory', you will probably have no clue what it means unless you study Latin. 'Speechcraft', on the other hand, makes immediate, intuitive sense.

Anyway, here's a fact for the thread: the Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that there was a nerve running from the third finger after the thumb to the heart. This explains why that finger is the 'ring finger' (digitus annularis in Latin) on which we place engagement and marriage rings.

 No.262

>>256
Another bit of latin in the english language that I find interesting is not too surprising, yet somewhat enlightening if I may say so.
It's the word "essence", which from the latin word, comes to mean "that which it is", with "esse" meaning "to be".
The -ence termination is not proper of latin, but english, just like we say "importance" and such words.
Of course it makes sense, for that is the meaning of essence: that which something is at the more fundamental level. Though sometimes we interpret the word much in the sense of "substance", that is, the material of which it is composed.
Now substance does have a latin root, but to the extent of my knowledge, only in the prefix sub- which as we all know means "under". Sub-stance would thus means "that which stands beneath"

Sorry for all this, I'm just an etymology freak, and quite frankly I think it's really interesting to know what the atomic elements of the words we use are and where they originate. They also give some material to use them creatively in speech.

 No.263

>>262
Your explanation of 'essence' was interesting, and led me to consider whence comes 'quintessence'/'quintessential'. I knew that the 'quint' bit must mean five, but there's a deeper explanation than that:
>The ancient Greeks said there are four elements or forms in which matter can exist–fire, air, water, and earth; the Pythagoreans added a fifth, the fifth essence–quintessence–ether, more subtle and pure than fire, and possessed of an orbicular motion, which flew upwards at creation and formed the basis of the stars. Hence the word stands for the essential principle or the most subtle extract of a body that can be procured.
from Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.



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