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This thread isn't meant to be all about me, even if my writing makes it seem like it, it can be anything to do with friends.

Do you have any online friends sushi? How did you get them? What do you like to do with them?

I have a problem making online friends, because all the sites I go on are sushi rollymous. I have tried a few forums, but I can never commit to them, and they're usually pretty bad anyway. I dont have time for IRC, and I always make a big old booby of myself in live conversation. Do you think it's possible for me to make online friends, or should I stick to being by myself for the moment?
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I know this feeling and I hate it. It comes with the territory of socializing online a lot but it always hurts when it happens. People have a million and one reasons for disappearing out of the blue and I'm guilty of it myself even. But when it happens to me I always take it personally even if I know I shouldn't.


I joined a penpals app recently, to be able to practice language learning with people around the world. It's nice and all, the only downside is that I now have a big list of letter pending answer. Of course with some people I never made any connection but I do have a handful of somewhat good friends in there. I procrastinate answering because I want to take the time to write a nice letter and also because I want to write them in their language and I'm still far from competent.


What languages are you learning through it?


This breaks my heart. I've had hundreds of short-lived friendships online. From a few days to a year or two. I often wonder about them and hope they're okay.


I've dropped one person in the past, because my mental state didn't allow me to respond. Just… too much stuff going out to write a lengthy e-mail response.
To this day I hate myself for having done that, even if I and the person on the other side didn't "vibe" with each other completely.

I have also been dropped many times, but since I did that too I have no right to complain.

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I know this is probably a super common question but I have no clue how. I work full time and everyday my schedule is wake up, go to work, go home, sleep. I don't really have any interest outside of my house and anyways I'm a shy and anxious person. I've tried discord servers as well but its difficult to join an already existing social group.

The saddest (and most hopeful) part is that I know there are tons of people in the same situation as me. The problem is getting these people together. More than anything I wish to be around people that make me feel safe and not always on guard.
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Watching a feeling or emotion closely will negate much of the effect it has on your actions. Pain is the best example of this: it is designed to drag your attention to the site, but once it has achieved this it loses its bite, only to reemerge as your attention wanders.
For other emotions if you watch for too long they melt into their noisy components, or unravel upon finding their cause.
You do not need to empathise with the sensation of another's feelings to relate. Treat them like the biological machines they are, with feelings as a sparse representation of an information processing subroutine.


I met all of my current IRL friends on the Internet, or through those friends. I joined online chat groups or hobby groups with lots of users who shared my interests, and then sought out people in those groups who lived nearby, and did offline meets. I met a lot of interesting people and made lots of lasting friendships that way. All of my roommates currently are people I met online or through online friends. I find it way easier to get comfortable with someone by talking to them online first, than trying to get to know someone in person. Then when you meet up you already know each other a bit instead of feeling put on the spot and like you have to come up with talking points super fast to break the ice.


posting an invite link to my discord server in hopes of branching out
we are an art and internet culture oriented community that is small atm

join and make some new friends


for me it is easiest to socialize at my job! but since you already brought up having a job, maybe try volunteer work?
also, tinder is sometimes okay for meeting friends! i met someone on there and we play games often.


Search for your local mutual aid groups and volunteer. All those groups would be happy to see new members, no matter how shy.

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I am a chronic lurker of image boards, when I first started visiting them over 10 years ago I took to heart the saying lurk more but now 10 years later I still am just a lurcker I do post very very rairly, I'd like to become a regular poster but know myself well enough that I probably never will.
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4chan is a pretty bad place to try to have a real or meaningful conversation, sadly.


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See, you've made a second interesting post in a row. It's just 4chan and places like these skewing your perspective of things.
It is true your post will sometimes not get replied to, but there's still a bigger chance of it happening on "slow"/comfy boards.

>reddit spacing

I probably do the same, for readability (and because it comes from Markdown, which I actively use at work, so I'm used to it). I have never even used reddit, but would be accused of doing so anyway.
But yeah, people on 4chan will often jump on you for that. Yet another way to make you feel "dumb".

>i know you probably typed something very interesting, but since nobody replied to you, i'm not reading it.

Now that's harsh… It's like it's only (You)'s that count there.
I often wonder why is it that most places nowadays don't care for valuable conversation? Sometimes when I join some public place I find out that a day of it functioning makes about the amount of content that one *post* on Sushichan has.

Fate has some great character designs and high quality figurines, obviously… I love the detail, especially on the dress.

How about making a thread on the newly created /otaku/ if you feel like it? I don't know much about figurines, but I'd probably want to look at them at least.


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I feel bad for being that guy who doesn't post anything interesting but I'm just going to say that Semiramis is hella fucking hot, that Apocrypha was shit, and that the lack of good porn or even fanart of Semiramis is a cardinal sin


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When I see Fate's character designs, I sometimes regret not being into it. Not to mention the anime series are usually well made, too.


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>well made
High production values, maybe. Or really, no, it was pretty much just Zero and UBW with the production values. Apocrypha, Last Encore, and Babylonia were all pretty garbage both budgetwise and plotwise. Cute girls though.

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how have you sushis been adapting to online college? for me it's hard to focus because all I want to do is watch anime and play games all day, and then I end up staying up until 6am and not getting enough sleep for zoom class.
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Me to, cant focus, keep barley turning things in on time and asking for extensions, thank goodness this semester is done for me, im going to take just a couple of low key classes this summer and just take things real slow and easy.


I'm finishing undergrad as a music student, and this semester's been absurd. I crammed a bunch of instruments in my apartment and did my entire senior recital live online. I hope that we manage to get back to real life by the end of the year, I don't want to start grad school with no live music.


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My computer is very old and it's constantly in danger of overheating whenever teachers decide to use webcams or share their screen. Thankfully I already know mostly everything they're teaching so I can afford to block all video sharing. Otherwise, this is the kind of feature I always wished existed. No wasted time commuting, classes in the comfort of my home!


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It was rough at first, but due to site blockers+self help books.

Main tough spot is my power shut of and came back for as second out of the blue 10 minutes before my online final. I don't know what caused this, but I'm hoping it doesn't happen again


>No wasted time commuting, classes in the comfort of my home!
This is the best part for me, I never truly realized how much time I wasted commuting and just waiting in campus for the next class.

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What are your coping methods?
I browse through various internet message boards posting my sadness away. It's becoming very unhealthy but it's my only cope my only friend. Music also helps me a lot with coping.
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>Sometimes I'll close my eyes and hug my pillow and pretend it's a girl

I do the same thing.


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I think we all do.


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Get off reality for some time, maybe marathon an anine or something, try to compose the sadness into music, cry a little, think where i fucked up, improve, aim for bigger fish, repeat


I got a daki recently for that extra bit of depressive comfort. It's really nice, honestly.


Have you ever looked at other people in your age group and thought to yourself, 'what's wrong with me?'
Oh how I wish to be a kid again.
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I want to turn back time sure, but because I want to do everything and end up doing nothing.

I haven't met a person in my age group that was so much more better off than me to feel like that, closest case I know it wasn't because she was successful, she just had skills I would die to have and seemed to have everything truly settled.

I guess I remain optimist, a colleague got a terrific job offer and all that went through my head was "I could do what he did, maybe I can get a similar offer too"


I'm 19 and young. Other people my age seem to be having so much fun and are full of energy, and, here I am, tired of the struggle already. I feel as if my ambition has been pulled out of my body and buried underground, and I am left wandering around as an aging piece of flesh. I just wish I'd find something that I could live with a stronger feeling for, you know? So that I wouldn't waste these precious days of youth. So I wouldn't feel as if there were something wrong with me.


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It's not going to get easier from now on and your brooding is (While understandable) is not going to get you anywhere, You will keep regurgitating the same bullshit over and over but time will just keep on marching as you stay in the same spot. There is nothing wrong with feeling like this but don't let it drag you into the bottomless pit of depression, The walls there are very slippery and there isn't going to be anyone to help you out of there.
The best way to get ambition is to become engaged in something, Same with passion. These things are earned and the best way to earn them is by action. Just do things and keep doing things, Anything is good. Shift focus from yourself into the world around you.


"Why does everyone get to experience their years of life properly, while I couldn't? I see. It's because everyone hates me."

That's what I told myself. Physically 17, mentally 13, tested. Will be uni graduate in a year, already landed a secure job in the government. Sounds good? Yeah, it is. But I'm unfortunately such an ungrateful prick who hated it all.

I envied all of my friends who got to be a proper teenager like a kid envying a toy. I hated everyone in my uni classes like a kid who just can't understand adults.

I never really got to envy or love anything when I was a kid. I never asked for toys either. I was always set up to be "successful" by my family. All of that piled up years later until I'm finally "mature" enough to see how are my friends doing. I grew to hate everything. I started to envy everyone else at the smallest things. I don't see any purpose in living because I can't understand it.

Really, what's wrong with me? I have such a good and well-off life, but I just can't grow to love it.
Maybe that's why everyone hates me. I'm such an ungrateful piece of shit, after all.


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I'm 19 and I just look at all the other people my age in college and I can't seem to pinpoint why I am still a loner. I do talk to some people but we only talk about school.

Recently, we decided to share our instagrams and just looking at their feeds made me depressed. They can easily take pictures of themselves, they post about going to places with friends, post about their families, yes the last picture I put on my instagram was from 3 years ago…

I have no true friends and the one that I actually considered my friend, doesn't talk to me anymore because we just grew apart because life.

I don't have anyone and all I do is browse the internet. I have no hobbies, I don't play video games, I don't play any instruments, I don't play sports, I don't talk to anyone, I don't go out, I don't do anything. Everyday I think about how much I hate living. In fact, I think that's my hobby because that's all I do. I've never had any passion for anything. Even my major sucks. I won't be able to do anything with it.

I just don't know what went wrong with me. Everything I do brings me misery at this point. Why can't I be like everyone else?

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Stare into the face of Seinfinity, and you will know truth. Only through the magic of Seinfinity can one hope to gain true knowledge of the universe. The secrets of all existence lie within this thread.
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what's the deal with sushi?


Did you just go to all the *chans to post this?


It's probably just a harmless robot.


I started practicing Festivus and now I am lonely and depressed


you like jazz??

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Does anyone here practice Taoism?

Recently I've read up a few things about it and found it very appealing. In addition to that I've watched a few youtube videos from the dude who lived in the mountains with a Dao master and how it affected his personality.

I find the philosophical concepts very good. The "mindfulness" thing helped me to overcome social anxiety partially. Also the entire talk about nature made me want to go outside more, which was a completely foreign concept to me a year ago.

Here's some of the teachings (paraphrased by me) which I found cool and really useful:
>eat until you're 80% full
I thought that it sounded like some dumb diet for single moms, but it really makes you feel better in the long run. I didn't notice much change a few weeks in, but after a few months I found out that I no longer feel heavy in the stomach after eating, don't feel sleepy and have my sugar levels much more stable.
>focus on being "right now"
This is the "mindfulness" thing. When you feel anxious or something like that, switch all of your attention to the "current" moment. Focus on the fact that you live right here and right now, not in the past or in the future. You're a human being who functions and interacts with the environment right here and now.
>appreciate being a part of the nature's natural way
Everything around you naturally flows and lives on its own - the insects, the animals, the plants, other people, etc. You're part of this flow. Act in the most natural way in order to preserve the flow. Appreciate the ecosystem you're a part of.
>for every "yin" there will always be "yang"
The famous "yin yang" thing is part of the daoism philosophy. Put short, there's no yang ("light") without yin ("darkness"). Without bad, there's no good. If you only want good, you'll eventually have to pay the price for it. If something bad happens to you, it means that good will follow.
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I quite like daoism, but have turned away from it as a higher guiding principle for reasons pointed to by these quotes and much of the writing by Eliezer Yudkowsky.

"Many great and wise Air Nomads have detached themselves and achieved spiritual enlightenment. But the Avatar can *never* do it. Because your sole duty is to the world. Here is my wisdom to you: selfless duty calls you to sacrifice your spiritual needs and do whatever it takes to protect the world."

"Dolphins can live in balance with nature, but in doing so they can never reach the stars and survive the death of our sun"

One think I think helped me with my emotional state more than thinking of yin and yang was a philosophy I gained from learning about weightlifting and growing plants. The focus on gains.

In each day you check on the plants. If they are too dry you water them, and otherwise you do nothing. You can't water them extra to make them grow faster, that kills them. You need to maintain conditions that cause growth, and then you keep growing. Not a focus on refining a balance, just keeping things balanced enough, enough of the time that growth continues.

I find this way of thinking both adds responsibility to, and relaxes the focus on the current moment. What's good in the moment was built in the past, and your responsibility in the moment is to maintain growth into the future.

I do need to lampshade how much this crosses with the capitalist ideas of growth through consumption. Ideas found in economics can be reasonable, but a lot of the time seem to sacrifice long term growth (or survival) for short term growth.


I was told that I need to start exercising to help my depression. Growing plants is a new one though. I might have to just give that a try whenever I can.


I remember reading about it when I was in a bad place in early 2017. Chapter 80 of the toa te ching really resonates with me. The idea that there are things that can be done, places to be, adventures to have but to simply be content with what is directly around oneself. It's really shaped my worldview.


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I like how simple this philosophy is, the text is absolutely sublime. It is also universal and multi-faceted, and also complex in its own way. Anyone can truly have access to the bountiful truth of the Tao, and this book makes it available to us.

Tao Te Ching is a masterpiece of human literature and history. A beautiful gem from the eastern religions.


I've known about Taoism because I live in Asia, but have never looked at it deeper outside of the yin-yang principle. This thread gives me some motivation to go look at it and see what my thoughts are.
Thank you.

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I feel like I've blinked and now I'm done with college.

Is the rest of life like this?
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Make a journal so you can be more aware of where on earth is time going


Aside from the shenanigans and travel, I hated college. Glad its done.
Do this >>7010
I started a journal and its good stuff, even just to get a load off every now and then. Especially since I'm banned from twitter now.


College felt like a lifetime compared to my 20s-30, which really start accelerating. For more "fun" vibes wait until you realize the last few times you've chatted with someone was at a funeral.


>wait until you realize the last few times you've chatted with someone was at a funeral.
You're scaring me, sushi roll ;_;


Take 15 - 30 minutes a day to meditate. It'll feel like an eternity.

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Do you guys see yourself in the context of society and decide, ultimately, that you are the one to blame for your problems?
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aeropress is god tier – super easy for me because living alone sometimes you just want one cup of coffee without wasting a whole pot, plus it tastes amazing.


Everything I try just fizzles out before bearing fruit. I really need to try harder to change my life but it's rough.


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Just add plus one point to anything you've already been doing for the length of time you've been doing it. "Hmm, this project seems kinda dumb, but I've already worked on it, so I'll keep on it rather than switching to that other project I haven't started that only seems a little bit better"


I desire to live in a specific way, society is in the way.
I value my desires more than I do society.


Just stopping by to tell the coffee rolls here that we have a coffee thread >>>/kitchen/75 that needs some love.

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