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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 mind me, just a maid poster passing by~

 No.650

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Don't know if OP is still watching this thread but your drawings are cute. Hope you're doing alright!

 No.659

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

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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.

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



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 No.690[Reply]

My office sent all of my stuff home with me yesterday, and I'm working from home until further notice. So that's actually kind of neat. This is happening all over California right now. Is anyone else working from home or having their social lives or work culture change in notable ways due to coronavirus fears?

I'm going to be doing tech support calls and customer trainings in my underwear; it's kind of surreal.
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 No.700

>>698
Security is a big issue now that a lot of our customers have home offices. We've configured VPN for them, but since a lot of people use their own private computers to remote in, they get access to company resources from an insecure system (outdated software, no functional security applications).

If it was up to me, they'd only have RDP access to their work computer, and nothing else.

I think there will be a lot more cryptolocker cases over the next few months.

 No.701

>>690
Uni is closed and is going online. I still lack the motivation to focus on doing assignments regardless so not much has changed. Oh well.

 No.703

My university was closed and that flipped my life over. They also shutdown my gym and workplace. I went back to my home city, where all I could do was hang out with boys. Now it is literaly illegal. In my college city I am pretty much different person, fully motivated and wishing to learn - but here it is very hard to do anything productive.

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Currently in college. All classes have been cancelled and moved online. Half my classes were online already and most teachers found it easy to transfer work in an online format so I'm OK. The weird part is my toughest professor is pretty chill online.
My main problem is my time management is shit so I always spend to long or to little on my work.
What I can't take is that I'm stuck at home with my mom. I thought living with my parents while taking gen ed courses in community college was a good idea to save money, but no that I'm stuck with her I can't take it. She tells me how to manage my diabetes in ways that aren't possible and pseudo science, she nit picks everything (sushi roll you have your backpack on wrong, sushi roll your jacket isn't right, sushi roll your pajamas are ugly), and she can't cook (vegan cheese, yeast powder, and hot dog sandwich)

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I've got a paid vacation starting march 17. It was planned earlier and happened to start exactly the first day of quarantine in our country by coincidence. Our cafe was shut down and everybody is home under quarantine, until further notice. I'm drinking tea in the comf of my house; people outside were panicking at the beginning, but it seems they've calmed down a bit.
That's it so far. Here is a picture of a blooming peach tree on my backyard.



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 No.446[Reply]

When the economy tanks, more people go to trade schools or study STEM as opposed to art. Studying art is seen as a bad financial decision. What kinds of cultural effects do you think this has, when art and literature are seen as frivolous?

My mom studied art because it's supposed to be enriching, even though it's not all about career goals. I was basically forced into a STEM major for economic reasons. It has a very clear career path, but that's about it.

Or do you think some good things can come of it?
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 No.612

>>446
I personally find subjects such as art, philosophy, and music to be incredibly important to humanity. Quite frankly, a large number of jobs don't require a college degree, much less one in STEM. All it takes is a decent head on your shoulders.

In fact, working in IT I have discovered people who major in any arts or philosophy to be far better than someone with a computer science degree. It takes a lot of creativity and abstract thinking to be exceptional in that field. Not someone who was only ever taught how to follow a process and think in a straight line.

 No.624

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I think the average IQ of an artist has dropped because only passionate and stupid go into art. 70% of those in art colleges are often stupid because unless you got to the cream of the crop art school most art college are degree mills. A lot of people I see going to art schools are the 'I wasn't really sure what to do in college (I'm a slacker with no fore thought), but my friends said I was good at art (they usually are a big fish in a small pond, lack a grasp on fundamentals, and turd polished their way to 10,000 Instagram followers) and I like art (they like doodling art for their forgiving audience that lets them slack on their comics month on end, refuse criticism, and start shit. They would burn and crash in an actual job), so I'll go to an art school'. The only places willing to accept these types are degree mills who wont really prepare them. Stuff like pic related want to make art their career
The other 30% know what their doing and if they get into a top college they can connect enough so they can get the job they want. The other half art stuck on instgram/youtube as hobbyist who will have hard time getting professional work because they lack connections. If you look black comics, cartoons, and the like were a wild west, but now it's don't have '50 connections? Go away'.
The biggest effect I see is the 'starving artist donate to my ko-fi' will increase. As I said 705 of artist are stupid so they will suck at budgeting their limited funds, get fired from any real job, and refuse to listen to criticism. A lot of kids get high off their blind fanbase giving them commissions, but aren't ready when they become 20 and selling pic related isn't a good career choice.
This is all the digital art, and not the modern art community.

 No.626

>>446
inevitably the whole trade school meme is going to self implode because the reason trade schools were so cheap, and trade pay decent, is because nobody was going to them in the first place. Now that trade school is starting to become a popular option due to redditors constantly shilling it, the pay will decrease and the price of the schools will increase because of the increased supply of students.

 No.671

To many people will cause a bubble to burst like the other sushi roll said, but we also can't forget what trade does to the body. Being a welder, constructor, or lineman sounds good till all that hard work- climbing, carrying, smog - catches up to you in your late 30's to early 40's. Do you know how fucked the economy and the children will be one they're stuck caring for for their parents at age 40? Also trade people are hit the hardest when the economy tanks if I recall correctly

 No.687

Do art as a hobby instead, no one needs an art degree to do it



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 No.125[Reply]

Who likes pixel art?
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 No.129

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 No.130

>>127
>pixel dark souls

I never knew how much I needed this.

 No.166

>>127
Why is the one with the sea life cut off on the edges?

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Here

 No.674

>>652
seeing games cut up like this really makes you appreciate the art a lot more than playing them somehow. anymore like this?



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 No.658[Reply]

If you like fantasy (specially Tolkien and early 20th century fantasy books) I recommend you to read Lord Dunsany. I'll be nice and share this with you (from the gutenberg project)


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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.



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 No.131[Reply]

Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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 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.

 No.304

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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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necrobump to ask what you sushis thought of pic related



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 No.599[Reply]

Some probably still remember my zine thread here almost 2 years ago. Good things, issue #2 just got released at https://blackfogzine.org/, I hope you enjoy! We have almost 100 members on discord, come say hi if you feel like

 No.600

>>599
Yeah, I remember it. Woah, two years already…

 No.601

>>600

It surprises me I still check this place on a weekly basis. I DO wish I would post more, I am really grateful to the few rolls who keep this place alive, I really do. I have this feeling that whenever I have to forget about this sanctuary to sort a mess out, I dont have to fear to come back to a cemetery.
luvu rolls

 No.602

A great issue. It's a shame it lacked the comics, but the Infornography entries were amazing and so was all else.

 No.603

>>602
true, hopefully #3 will be richer in content

 No.604

>>599
Haven't heard of this before, but I'm really glad I found this. Thanks



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 No.563[Reply]

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.

 No.564

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.

 No.565

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.

 No.566

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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.

 No.567

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



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 No.543[Reply]

Has anyone heard of a book or short story about a man who creates or acquires tools or artifacts that make him stronger as the story progresses?

 No.544

The Mysterious Island?

 No.551

>>543
Sounds like the average light novel
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