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 No.632[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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
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I found this fun campy book series from the late 80s / early 90s about a hacker who gets summoned into a fantasy universe and realizes that magic is a lot like programming. I am on the second book and really loving it. It is definitely written by an actual programmer.

 No.1088

>>1087
>gets summoned into a fantasy universe and realizes that magic is a lot like programming.
We finally found what all the damn isekai LN authors are ripping off! lol

 No.1089

>>1088
I think all isekai are actually ripping off A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain published in 1889.

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>>1089
Exactly, I've been saying this for years. It even has a long title that explains the premise of the plot.

 No.1092

boogiepop



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 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…)
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>>1082
>>1080
Thanks roll friends. Here I tried a gif with color. It's hard to get colors to look right in the dark isn't it?

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>>1083
I love this, very cool! The eyes and face and mouth are so soft and cute!

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>>1081
nice slime fren

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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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>>1021
okay zoomer

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My current favorite movie is Children who Chase Lost Voices. It's a story about a journey to the underworld, and learning to say goodbye. The artwork throughout the movie is absolutely beautiful and it makes me cry every time. I show it to everyone I like.

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>>1027
yet again reminding me to rewatch it…

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 No.1078

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I don't really have a favorite film, but one I've recently watched and really enjoyed was If Don Juan Was A Woman starring Brigitte Bardot (and featuring Jane Birkin). Apparently this was Bardot's last film before her retirement from acting, and I really, really loved her in this movie. The scene design has a touch of genius to it, with crazy house concepts and a mood that reflects the direction of the plot. The camerawork is also beautiful and sensual, and the story premise is original and daring. It reminded me of a much more recent film, The Love Witch, which seems to try to accomplish a similar sor tof story but with far, far less style. Where The Love Witch has to resort to campiness, Don Juan delivers itself with sheer sexiness and drama. It's like an intoxicating perfume designed for evening wear. I love it.



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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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>>1014
bnuuy

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>>1014
cute

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Some maids !

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>>1031
Nice!
I'm trying to loosen myself up. Trying to keep the lines clean, despite how much I like line work, is tiring.>>1031

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>>1075
Adorable as always, maidroll. Makes me want to cook!



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 No.832[Reply]

hello.

when I was a young child, I loved youtube. I subscribed to many channels. Most were comedy, some were news. smosh, fred, a lot of the big guys. some more esoteric people who I can't entirely remember, like this woman who sat at her desk and worked for a media company as a youtuber. eventually the company shut her channel down.

I stumbled upon one creator who I remember a great deal. her name was allofthetrash. I enjoyed her bizzare, low-res letsplays of unheard of cartridge games from the 70s and 80s. at some point I stopped watching the videos, and she eventually deleted her channel.

I still look for those videos, but have yet to find any.

as I grew older, I would find my way into internet communities. a chatroom in kingdom of loathing. the official forum for a web-based video game about forum trolls.

my favorite was the /r9k/ room in a mouse-themed multiplayer platforming game. edbye, oldliquids. lexie. funny people and a funny game.

but I always ended up getting banned or exiled from these communities. always eschewed. this pattern held strong through my teens. I don't think I was in control. It was autonomous.

I didn't go to high school. I went to community college. I had friends, and that let me think I was socially well-adjusted. But eventually I would use extreme political views would as a way of pushing them away.
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 No.842

>>841

a lot of us are jewish

you're not supposed to study kabbalah until you're 35

any sooner and you'll go crazy

but I think we found kabbalah elsewhere

in cohomology

I've studied her foundations

algebra, topology, homology
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 No.843

>>842

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 No.919

Idk what all this schizobabble is or what this 4chan clone is, but allofthetrash was an insane tranny, as much as I would like to see his videos again even if he was still alive he would just keep ignoring you if you asked about them. Same kind of scenario with someone like J Chastain, at least most of that has been archived though

 No.1073

liz? is that you?

 No.1074

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>>1073
if it is, thjis is who you think it is



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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.

 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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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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Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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 No.1049

>>964
I've had april story on my hdd since april 2019 but never got around to watching it. I'll get there eventually.>>964

 No.1050

>>272
I have this movie on my to watch list for years by now. Next weekend I will finally give it a try!

>>131
My favorite Japanese movie is "Summer Time Machine Blues". It's a lovely story and I enjoyed the humor.

For a more serious tone, I would say "The Emperors Naked Army Marche On". If you haven't seen this documentary now, you should. The characters involved are quite fascinating, the ending left me a bit sad though.

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>>131
belladonna of sadness is probably one of my favorite films period. it's a drama that intercuts animation and storyboard-like sequences. it's style over substance so definitely not for everyone but pretty incredible if it is your thing

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 No.1070

>>183
Thank you sushi roll
I don't know if you're still here but Eureka was a nice watch
I hope you're doing well fellow sushi



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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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 No.922

>>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.

 No.965

dennou coil

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>>957
Bump



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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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