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 No.4467[Reply]

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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 No.5367

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I alternate between playing/listening to music and choking my chicken for hours on end. I really prefer using music, it really lifts me up and puts me in a better place but when I'm stressed I usually go for the latter option because it's easier. I really wish I could kick the habit, it's time consuming and ends up making me feel worse.

 No.5370

Hardcore detachment and daydreaming mostly. The magickal cure all Marijuana plant helps too (Jah bless). My depression has been getting better though. I've been dating a wonderful person for the past 7 months and slowly and painfully I've been improving.

 No.5382

I exercise and I write. A long run helps clear my head and putting how I feel into words lessens the intensity of my emotions.

 No.5398

Jaded and ironic detachment coupled with excessive sarcasm and snark along with apathy is a supposedly "cool" [citation needed] and easily-defensible cookie cutter personality type on the internet, especially amongst Extremely Online™ individuals – err, sorry – influencers, or self-proclaimed e-celebs, who think having a couple thousand followers means they're practically Hollywood material.

Can't be put into a vulnerable situation if you're never genuine and give the impression that you dislike everything and don't care.

I'm so cool and edgy, W E W.

Ha, joke's on you, you can't insult me for liking that because I like N O T H I N G and everything I said is a J O K E because I'm afraid to face my R E A L feelings.

I think this kind of facade is a coping mechanism for insecure people (who will vehemently deny their insecurities when confronted about it), maybe wronged or bullied in the past which now makes them tend to be preemptively defensive and use so many layers of irony and post-irony you can't even tell what they mean anymore… maybe they themselves don't even know.

It's actually a good thing if you don't know the kind of people I'm referring to, they're insufferable.

>>5382

What do you write about? Do you have any links to your writing? Ever written a book or thought about writing one?

 No.5400

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I like to vent my emotions by creating art and music, or just listening to music. However transient, for just a short time I can forget the world around me. Although, I often fall into doldrums due to my overly critical sensibilities towards my own work, especially my drawings.
I also enjoy talking to other people online, but I can never really find anyone to talk to on a daily basis, and whenever I open my heart out to someone there is this feeling of ever-growing distance; I feel I am incapable of making close friends.
>>5398
I'm glad someone else has noticed this and has put it to words for me. I abhor this type of personality. This seems particularly common within the zeitgeist of board culture. I wish that people could carry more positive and authentic sentiments.



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 No.4837[Reply]

I recently saw this video
https://youtu.be/eh8U6SLvNgs

I realized that I never learned how to play chess. Nobody in my family plays it anymore so I never bothered to learn. But after reading so many amazing stories about this game I really felt urge to learn it and get decent at it.
Couple of days ago I started playing regularly on lichess; I'm still really bad but it has been lots of fun so far.

Do you have any interesting stories about chess? Any tips for beginner like me?
Lets have a thread about comfiest game ever.
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 No.4840

>>4838
Yeah we are pretty much in same situation
>https://www.chesstactics.org/
I will definitely look at it

Also not sure is it just me or it's common among beginners but I play most of the game really good and I am in wining position but then I just throw it the whole game with one stupid move

 No.4855

chess competitions are just analog esports
like medieval league of legends

 No.4856

>>4855
Except LoL will never be as complete as chess

 No.4863

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Lichess is great web server if you're looking for matches, also has a few tutorials and learning resources too.
https://lichess.org/

Go is worth looking into too - since there's so many possibilities in any particular board-state there's much less memorizing openings and strategies; it's more about good pattern recognition.
https://online-go.com/

 No.5374

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I never really learned to play, but I have this old chess board I bought at a flea market as a teen. The angles on the pieces are so sharp so it's kinda difficult to catch them on picture, looks better IRL.
Figure maybe I should start to learn to get some use out of it.



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 No.5327[Reply]

There's something peculiar about falling asleep as the first rays of dawn start peeking in through your blinds. A feeling of guilt, mixed with comfiness, as you fall asleep when everyone else rises from their slumber. Unhealthy, but acceptable in reasonable amounts.
It happens to me far too often, though…

When do sushi rolls usually fall asleep? I don't doubt there are other people here with wack schedules.
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 No.5329

>When do sushi rolls usually fall asleep?
Wake up early and sleep early.
Waking up early is fantastic, enabling you to be productive, finish what was left behind or just idle about.
Sleeping early on the other hand is the opposite, even if not troublesome most of the time; well, one thing is troublesome and that is somnolence! Specially because it is not perfectly consistent, it attacks as early as 21:00 or as late midnight, drowsiness is very uncooperative.

 No.5330

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I usually intend to be in bed, with the lights off, by 11pm. It usually takes me half an hour or so for the thoughts to stop whirring around and the waters of my mind to still. On bad nights I might be up until 1am, having done nothing but lie in the dark.

When I was a teenager I used to stay up a lot longer, especially on weekends. At that time, I was also using the computer a lot more; nowadays I read instead. It's odd how I just cannot conceive what I did all day on my lappy in those days, because I now get bored of browsing fairly quickly.

 No.5331

>falling asleep as the first rays of dawn start peeking in through your blinds
I can't do it, gotta have total darkness, tape over lights on electronics, everything. I used to work nights and had to totally block and insulate my windows to get any sleep.

I work during the day now and wake at 4 on weekdays so I'm not rushed and 6 on weekends so I can sleep in (for me anyway) and still get up early enough to exercise without encroaching on my day or run errands before people get out.

 No.5332

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Midnight-ish. I have to drive home around 10pm sometimes so i cant go to bed too early. I do tend to lose productivity because I naturally believe that hours past 7 are "My time".

 No.5334

I work the graveyard shift (00-08AM).

I handle it well until ~6:30AM when I start getting a bit tired, sometimes sleepy in case I'm performing easy tasks.

It is easy for me to fall asleep at 9AM, waking up later at 4PM.

It felt weird at the begining, but got used to it in a couple weeks. Honestly, until I graduate and get another job, would not switch to another shift.



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 No.5279[Reply]

I barely buy anything that is not food, but recently I bought Burzum t-shirt - first piece of clothing in like 4 years. Mind you, I am not homeless or dirty - I just treat my stuff well and my style is eternally good.
Anyway, felt nice when I wore it, but quickly I realised that consumerism has started to corrupt me.
I tamed it, I had to stop buying pencils, rubbers, stuff for work, but it was all for my mental wellbeing. I also threw away my desk, couch and all chairs. I could gladly say that unlike filthy casuals 'things' have no impact on me.
Everything was good, 'till yesterday. I got a present.
Cyberpunk 2077 t-shirt. New, original, reserved only for developer team.
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 No.5290

>>5286
That’s super cool sushi. I’m Jealous.

 No.5291

Consumerism is about buying things you don't know, often to only throw away afterwards whilst then searching for new objects to buy, to 'consume'. Saving money is good, but if you don't even give yourself a bed to sleep, what is the point? Why refuse a bed but keep a computer? Learn to tame your idealogy and keep them realistic instead of being a pushover.

 No.5292

you don't need *

 No.5293

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Yeah, pretty much I got that original Cyberpunk Team t-shirt and just wanted to brag.
And since my english is still just a hot pile of trash, I decided to write ministory as an exercise.
I call it success if y'all believed it.

 No.5294

I had the Burzum shirt that had varg on the back with the medieval cosplay knives in his bedroom on the back. I outgrew it I've gotten fat in my 20's cause I only buy food as well. I don't like burzum and black metal either.



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 No.5311[Reply]

Hello frens.
I want to add a new imageboard to my repertoire. Why should I stay on this board instead of the dozens and dozens of other semi-dead boards out there? I am not even really sure if imageboards are worth it at all right now, since all of them seem to be dying.
Sincerely

 No.5313

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I don't think it matters if an imageboard lives for a long time or if it soon will die. I think the transiency of these kinds of sites creates a nice atmosphere, even tho the site might be gone tomorrow, and you'll never see the same kind of posts from those sushi rolls again. It is almost a relief to know that what happens will only be relevant now, and will never become an emotional burden in 10-20 years like my lame posts on phpbb style forums that are still there reminding me of all the flamewars I wasted time on.

I do miss sites like 199xchan, but I don't mind that they died, and there are always new sites to post on. I don't really mind it when a site lose their entire db (like lainchan). Having posted on imageboards for so long, I expect each and every thread to go 404 soon.

Certain sites have totally embraced the transiency and are only open for posting a few times a day, and do complete wipes after a few hours of being open.

 No.5314

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Imageboards are always short lived, since threads drop out from the end. If you value shortlivingance that much, you should probably think twice about joining 4chan/b/ again, since it is that quickly, that your post can be lost after minutes (it was like that, when I last visited that site).
You mentioned a few other imageboards. I have one imageboard, which I visit frequently and am looking for a new one. If you visit all that other imageboards (like lainchan), it is quite much time you need to invest in order to enjoy them all. I am not sure if I want this.

 No.5315

>>5311
>Why should I stay on this board instead of the dozens and dozens of other semi-dead boards out there?
We're not trying to sell you something, if you like the sound of the description then lurk a bit and decide from there.

>I am not even really sure if imageboards are worth it at all right now

Take a break and see if you end up back here afterwards. You will probably be better off for it.

 No.5321

>>5315
I like your approach, sushi. It blows my mind to think of just how alien something that simple has become to me.

I usually try to weigh the options in my decisions and fight my instincts. It's like being a contrarian towards yourself because you always go against your gut and you always reject your first choice.

I'll take a page out of your book for now. Chances are things are at the forefront of my thoughts for good reasons, maybe I should have a little faith in my subconscious.



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 No.4920[Reply]

Fuck it.
I am in bad mood for almost 2 weeks now, and this shit happens every fucking year at the same time (mid January until mid February).
>changing my mood but every night I go to sleep feeling depressed
>not productive
>bad shit happens at least once a week
>i become super sensitive and emotional
>and on top of all that i think i am falling in love with one of my only girl friends

Not sure what to do. Should I just wait or make some moves. I hope this ends soon.
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 No.4939

>>4920
Maybe I have that seasonal disorder in some mild form.
>>4935
There are always some nice moments you can hold on to. I had one today. Sometimes one coffee with friends can make up for all the other shit.

 No.4940

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don't make decisions, when you're sad
don't make promises, when you're happy
don't make conversations, when you're angry

 No.4941

I forgot to update you guys on my crush thing
I still feel same way. We are never alone and I fucking hate that. I wish we could spend some time alone. I would probably tell her something

 No.5266

OP Here
I am still into her. Today I told our mutual friend how I feel. I think I will end this shit over weekend.

/blog

 No.5271

>>5266
Tell her how you feel before your friend tells her.



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 No.4739[Reply]

>Billie's legs are noodles. The ends of her hair are poison needles. Her tongue is a bristly sponge, and her eyes are bags of bleach.

This doesn't evoke any emotion when I read it. Is this because the writer is bad or is it because I didn't put enough effort into feeling it?
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 No.4829

>>4739
Badly written metaphors with no flow to them, this honestly sounds like something a grade schooler would write. Metaphors should generally be weaved into a sentece rather than just left to stand on their own, and like >>4751 pointed out, they're also practically identical.

 No.4833

>>4828
"…her eyes are bags of bleach." What does this mean? I've never seen a bag of bleach I don't think, but it doesn't sound good.

 No.5013

>>4739
I kinda get it. My interpretation is that Billie is a nasty woman. But the legs being noodles doesn't fit and the eyes being bags of bleach just doesn't make sense. Are they puffy but not brightly colored? Does it mean she smokes a lot of cigarettes?

 No.5021

>Descriptive writing
Reminds me of a passage from Terry Prattchet's Discworld #2 book The Light Fantastic:
"The point is that descriptive writing is very rarely entireliy accurate and during the reign of Olaf
Quimby II is Patrician of Ankh some legislation was passed in a determined attempt to put a stop
to this sort of thing and introduce some honesty into reporting. Thus, if a legend said of a
notable hero that 'all men spoke of his prowess' any bard who valued his life would add hastily
'except for a couple of people in his home village who thought he was a liar, and quite a lot of
other people who had never really heard of him.' Poetic simile was strictly limited to statements
like 'his mighty steed was as fleet as the wind n a fairly calm day, say about Force Three,' and
any loose talk about a beloved having a face that launched a thousand ships would have to be
backed by evidence that the object of desire did indeed look like a bottle of champagne. "

 No.5263

Don't be afraid to let your reader's imagination and/or autism spectrum disorder do the work for you! You can get way more flavor out of mere voice than you can imagery so why not let the reader have some fun with the details? There's only so many things that you can compare weak legs to but there's all kinds of different people who could try to describe the same thing:

>Billie's shit is fucked all the fuck to hell and she should probably see a doctor regarding said fuckedness at sometime within the near future.


>Billie is looking like a 200lb. bag of oof and she's walking like one, too.


>Literally everything about Billie is currently either gross, pathetic or all of the above. It's hysterical.


Treat your story like a conversation. How people respond to you affects how they respond to what you have to say. Your personality is just another tool of communication and it takes an engaging narrator to relay an engaging narrative.



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 No.4720[Reply]

Let's tell each other about strangers doing things that made you feel comfy.

Recently I went to the laundry room to clean some clothes. I like to hang around in the laundry room and play video games and keep an eye on my clothes because I don't trust people not to take them out of the machine.
Sitting at the table was a man wearing a US Marines (or some other military) cap, I guess he was a veteran but I didn't ask. He had a creaky old laptop on the table and was playing a Christmas themed hidden objects game.

Pic unrelated.
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 No.4727

>>4725
Seeing that video is actually what reminded me of it happening and prompted me to post this thread ha, but no it was a couple of weeks ago.

 No.4843

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I don't really know if comfy is the correct word, but like a year ago i was in the bus with my earphones on, and also the guy sitting next to mine.
I play piano since I'm a kid, and Ihave the habit of start playing an imaginary piano every time I'm listening a song that I already know how to play it. I think at the time I was listening to Bach, so I was trying to resist the temptation of doing that autistic shit, when suddenly the guy next to mine started doing that exact thing. That was odd af, so I decided to do it too, thereby we spend the whole trip (about 30 minutes) playing our imaginaries pianos, and sometimes laughing, but we didn't talk to each other. I kinda regret it cause he seemed pretty based.

 No.4853

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 No.4954

>>4843
this is so cute ^w^

 No.4962

Once when I was in college, I was depressed and sitting on the curb with my head in my lap and arms wrapped around. A passerby said something like, "kid, you got your whole life ahead of you" in a reassuring tone.



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 No.3089[Reply]

What do you rolls do to keep a healthy body and mind?
I find that one of the best ways to do both consistently is training yourself in martial arts. An good starting point for learning shaolin kung fu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8zb_QKZEo .

One of the ways I train mentally is by doing regular meditation. If you are new to meditaion and don't know what style to pick, start with Zazen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2XUTeoUsM (turn on captions). Some other techniques that I like are detailed here: https://tricycle.org/magazine/tibetan-buddhist-meditation/ .
I think it's important to learn to feel what the chinese call qi. That does not mean you have to become religious or convince yourself that it is anything more than a phychological phenominon, but the reason I think it's important is that it can be used to reach a meditative state even when going about your daily activities. I'm not an expert, but I think a good method is to sit or lie in a position that allows you to breath with your stomach (make sure to remove constraints like belts), close your eyes and take slow, deep breaths with your stomach. As you breath in, imagine energy slowly rising from the base of your spine to the top of your scalp, and as you slowly breath out imagine that energy sinking from your scalp back down to the base of your spine.

 No.3090

Forgot to mention, in keeping a healthy mind it is also important to keep it active rather than just meditating all the time. Set up a routine of studying, mental arithmetic, playing music and whatever else.

 No.3267

Physically: I hit the gym twice a week. It's annoying but helps to keep me at a reasonable weight.

Mentally: Talking with people on irc is my main source of human contact since I'm mostly alone and work and have no friends. I'd probably go nuts without it. The gym thing also helps mentally. I went full Hikimori for a while and that really screwed with my head. Thought my figs were coming to life and trying to kill me in my sleep. Getting some fresh air really helped with that.

 No.4952

I used to love lifting. I did a low volume near daily routine for a while and got burnt out because I just don't have the frame to gain mass. Right now I'm thinking about switching to a carnivore diet, with minimal veggies at first and a switch to mostly bodyweight exercise with the goal of getting leaner but staying more or less the same weight. The hardest part of all of this is quitting drinking.

 No.4955

i haven't been doing it lately, but i find that mediatating for at least 15-30 minutes a day keeps my mind at easy. also keeping a morning and night routine helps me feel more structured.

 No.4956

>>3089
Drink tea and value happiness over perfection.



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 No.4943[Reply]

do you guys have friends outside the internet or anything like that? if so:

go hug yourselves normies

 No.4944

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Hey buddy, I think you've got the wrong board, hell is two blocks down

To answer your question, I don't really have irl friends unless you count family.

 No.4946

i only have one person i am able to speak and interact with irl
i need him to be there if anyone else is to interact with me, i can't handle it otherwise

 No.4948

>>4946
In a simular situation, eh I only have a few ppl irl I interact with without bursting into anxity

 No.4949

Yeah, I saw girls posting here and thought it was some kind of rare breed of normie board. Doesn't really trigger me much but I thought it was amusing seeing them complain about shit.

 No.4950

Moved to >>>/hell/1881.



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