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 No.1107[Reply]

I've watched a good bit of anime in the past, and a lot of what makes one appealing to me is when it's both pretty, and on the spectrum from comfy to melancholy that sushichan is sort of about. But I've never watched much other TV, except for whatever trash was on to kill time when I was younger, and it would be good to branch out more.

Does anyone have recommendations for shows that have that kind of vibe? From how people talk about movies it seems like that's more common in them, but sitting down for a whole film is a commitment while a shorter episode format is easier to just relax and watch some of.

 No.1108

Does it have to be live action? I don't watch a lot of TV that isn't anime but I quite like Over the Garden Wall, pretty cute and interesting short animated series.



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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.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.

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>>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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Most carnivorous mammals are grouped together in the same taxonomical order, fittingly called 'carnivora', and these fall into two main suborders: feliformia (cat-like) and caniformia (dog-like), the former being the familiar felines, including the hiena, the latter a broader set including bears, racoons, and even seals, as well as canines like wolves and dogs. They turn out to share similarities in their skullbones.
A sibling order to the carnivora are the 'ungulates', which are mammals with hooves, like the horse and the giraffe. Among these is a mammal that used to have hooves but now only has vestigial finger-like appendages in their skeleton: the cetaceans.

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Waves or wave like things form any time there are two kinds of things that convert into each other. Sound waves for instance are the interplay of pressure and motion or momentum. Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum which true to the name, is the interplay of electric charge and magnetic fields.

The thing I learned recently is that unlike ears, which hear a continuum along the sound spectrum, eyes only activate to 4 specific ranges of frequency. It is as we only hear 3 different pitches and have to infer the existence of the intermediate pitches by the relative volume of the pitches we hear.

And it's this fact about human eyes, rather than anything about light, that gives us the color wheel in art theory.



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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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>>108
I don't understand what nyanpass is for. Could you explain?

 No.923

>>922
It appears to be for にゃんぱすー

 No.957

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

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dennou coil

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>>957
Bump



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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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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.

 No.1055

Apparently more people are losing their faith in religion because of the pandemic according to this study.
https://youtu.be/5l-Ym4Ra7-E

 No.1057

>>705
I hope your peach tree will bloom again this year next month!! I look forward to seeing a new photo hopefully!

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I am an 'essential worker' so I've pretty much just carried on working as normal since I haven't much social life anyway. I did break my arm on the weekend before lockdown though so I missed the first few months of it. Kinda shitty timing because all the online food delivery slots were booked up but it was really hard for me to go shopping with a cast. I liked how the testing sites felt like a zombie apocalypse at night though, that was cool.

I gotta say, covid really nailed home how little community there is where I live. From what I can tell no one was helping eachother out or organising. We all live in our own box and rely on the 1st world supply chain to sustsain us. If any actual disaster happens we're definetly all doomed.



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 No.985[Reply]

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
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months later, some Maison (Martin) Margiela and others

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I'm interested in fashion but don't dive much into it; the main reason is living somewhere where quality is very expensive and not diverse, the second is that i never really found a 'style'.
I do collect inspo though and try to think about how a piece may go with the rest of the wardrobe.>>1037

 No.1040

>>1038
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god what a cutie….

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>>1038
dive in, sushi! even if you don't have the clothes or a style, it doesn't mean you shouldn't explore the field. most famous designers dress very boringly/plainly - outward appearance isn't a required part of the interest (but it is quite a fun part).
where you live can feel quite restrictive though, sadly

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>>1040
Yeah, he's forbiddenly beautiful, with, imo, a perfect hair too…
One thing i love about his fit is the pullover. It's kinda loose and goes straight down as opposed to folding upward in the bottom and creating a bulge around your waist/hips.

>>1042
True, i can still search around for stuff i like.



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 No.125[Reply]

Who likes pixel art?
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 No.1025

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Here's one I made a few years ago. And yeah >>1023 these look amazing!

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>>1023
I really really like the second one.
That's fugging great

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my pixel art has gotten weird over the past year.
Beginning/Middle/End of year in order.

 No.1033

>>1032
Seen your posts on black fog. Very nice

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Finished those since last time, hope im not overposting hah

>>1024
>>1026
Thank you!

>>1025
Its pretty cute, sushi

>>1032
lol soy and bog, nice works, reminds me of world of horror



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Cultistheoremist
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 No.98

>>53
To my mind, a zine of brilliant impressionistic pieces, a series of miniature anarchist manifestos, and a treatise on chaos magic.

But, "Don’t show this to anyone; I wrote it for you."

 No.106

>>98
I appreciate that - thanks for taking the time… I submitted this as an assignment the other week in my "drugs and alcohol in literature" class, the lecturer had some interesting responses also!

 No.207

Something I've been wanting to add to this project, though is taking time to draft out so I will do a rough edit here;

Gaj Treaty

Between the people that serve God, Gnod and the place where the garden grows - Gaj is perhaps a human form of entity; techgnod is the culmination of all decaying substances and will eventually consume life as a whole, while the treaty details that all three are in balance and exist according to one another. A fourth entity may be included once it is named.

 No.1029

I was going through my downloads to backup and found I had saved this.

 No.1030

>>1029
saved what? you never attached anything.



 No.969[Reply]

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

 No.970

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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.



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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.

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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.

 No.952

>>563
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.



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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

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>>629
FRUits!



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