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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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I wish I had a kind and calm BF who likes books and history, and then we can watch calm anime like yuri on ice. Preferably around the same height and age as me.

I wish…
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I wish I had shit to do that involved real life. Like, I just wish I could get a thrill or maybe just some enjoyment without relying on video games, or the internet, or anything of the sort.


If I found myself in front of the wish granter be it a monolith or a golden ball or whatever I'd ask for happiness.


I wish someone would buy my ebook.
It’s only $0.99, and I’ve only sold five copies. The first several chapters are free to read on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Wizardrous-J-Hinsvark-ebook/dp/B08745D6BP
Forgive my shilling. What’s that old expression. Something like “don’t shoot the beggar”, or “messengers can’t be beggars”. Either way, please check out my book; it’s quite a bit more well written than this comment. 🔚


Just a simple, maybe even solitary life. Having a cabin in the woods type deal is and probably always will be my goal. I just want to leave and bring my books and thinkpad with me, program, read, and drink tea until I'm ancient. As much as a gf would be nice again, I'm beginning to doubt anyone would be compatible with this level of isolation.

I hope the other rolls in this thread have their wishes come true. Except maybe the ones about nuclear holocaust, I just hope rolls thinking like that find some comfort to change their thoughts.


I wish for… VICTORY

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I'd like to give this a try here.

Every time you visit https://sushigirl.us leave a reply in this thread.
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Write us a letter if you're still kicking sushi!


I just realized this thread stopped bumping a while ago, no wonder activity went down when there were many posts per week, makes me wonder if it would be ok to have another of these threads to keep people coming around, if even just to post on this one.

Thanks cuties, in the end I got better and it wasn't corona but merely the flu. Sadly things haven't gone down yet but hopefully everyone can make it out in one piece!


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What will they post?


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Ok. I'll try to remember. I don't check here often but I like the atmosphere and userbase. Kind of makes me want to figure out how to use the IRC.
I'm listening to Tatsuro Yamashita right now and am going to take a shower in the next hour or so.

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