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Why does just seeing a vtuber send some anons into a blind fit of rage? It's not saying anything about them, and why do you know them enough to even identify them to hate them.
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I can't possibly support the platforms the vtubers and their believers operate on. It's basically a capitalistic subversion, a cult with no ulterior values to gain from.


streamers are just reality tv stars for new generations
some japanese reality tv shows have guests speak behind anime avatars, exactly like that


>streamers are just reality tv stars for new generations
You never had to shell out $100 just to call in on whatever reality TV if it was airing live.


This wretched world will find a way to commoditize everything.

VTubers on a technical level are nothing new. Software such as FaceRig has been around for years. It's funny to whip out a cam feed and surprise the audience - the guy behind the mic is actually a talking paperclip. It was generally obscure enough that poor usage was looked over.
What's not funny is some dumb bitch (or guy) using these 3D avatars and plastering them onto the screen 24/7. These niggers could have followed the trend of putting their ugly mug into the corner of the screen while they stream. But that's not good enough. They only think in terms of business. It's all market share, "making markets", revenue and viewership. There are plenty of people who think they're hot shit for tapping into this type of thought.
There's some images or articles out there that describes the process of how niches and hobbies with honest practitioners (read:nerds) get exploited for profit. VTubers are for people who like "the anime" and also "the videogames" but are complete secondaries. If VTubers die down so will their desire to watch them. They will simply latch onto another thing. They are consumers in the most degenerate sense.

Imagine being on an anime board and all of a sudden these stupid 3d avatars that have no merit start flooding in. The discussions are noise. Countless threads fill your catalog but nothing can be gleamed from the words within. It is so bad that you could replace the VTuber names with actors from Bollywood and not think twice about it. That's how shit they are.


Leftfield/outsider performance vtubers would be interesting, something like alantutorial but for vtubers. Hatoba Tsugu kinda had the right idea.

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Hey qaers,
Is it imageboard
or is it image board?

Was looking at this
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Are you sure this includes phrases with 'image' and 'board' in the same query? I have no idea how this stuff works. Like uhh, what if someone searches for, uhh, "image with board". No, I don't know why they would...


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Not sure, but it's seems relatively unpopular in comparison to looking up THE definitive imageboard


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but yeah, it looks as if it combines board image and image board as one search so image board probably got some hidden things going on.


This is why you use exact terms, i.e. "image board" (with quotation marks)


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I tried this and then the graph started to make more sense, but then I looked into the present and it turns out "image board" might be more popular due to academic articles on imageboards(perhaps because spellcheckers don't realize it's a noun).
Oddly the search statistics show the US predominantly uses the stranger form of the noun.



If Linux is so good where are all its cute mascots?
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could use a more professional rendering, but the concept art is alright


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Wouldn't linux's mascot be a solid color screen with text on it or something? It seems much more "professional" for lack of a better word, with the games and silly stuff on windows and mac.


actually... why are they all brunettes


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there are distros dedicated to gaming like Manjaro, there's also less "professional" distros with their own specific use cases like puppy linux. it's too broad a spectrum to be thought of as one thing, honestly.


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you cant have your foot and eat it

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Does anyone else think this is really stupid? I don't drive or own a car, but physical buttons and switches seem like something you don't need to change.

The physical feedback from a button being pushed seems like something that you can't sacrifice for some lame "modern" design. Also, buttons are fun to push. Part of the reason of having a mechanical keyboard is the strange satisfaction I feel by pressing each button and feeling it on my fingers while also hearing a sound associated with it.
Would YOU want to use something like this?
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wheel looks like a face


It's stupid, I also really don't like the huge screen that they are placing right by the driver. It's distracting, all of these buttons are distracting as well and another issue I would have with this is that much of the time I don't actually look at the buttons to operate them or at least I barely do. You are supposed to be looking at the road, I give a quick glance to the button I want to press and then just feel for it, this can't be done with that new style.

Modern cars are disappointing in general, I always wanted a Fiat 500 but the new Electric one is terrible, I'll probably get the very latest Petrol model and hope that I am still even allowed to drive it in the future.


>Modern cars are disappointing in general
They really are and the unreasonably fast push towards electric sure isn't helping. At least some places don't have it as bad yet like Europe. I'd like a Yaris or an i30N but North Americans get the monochrome crossover 5000.

Fuck I can't unsee it. But at least it'll distract me from the fact that it doesn't have a shifter.


reminded of FNAF. gross


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how to uncensor hentai
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Does that bypass the law? I presume its still illegal for them to post uncensored art where ever, it's just Patreon is private enough for them not to worry.


it wouldn't bypass it, but maybe they realize that patreon distributes money into a buisness PayPal (of which a few governments are allowed to audit) so they could say they're a mangaka who sold X copies and never divulge their nickname. I'd be a bit skeptical if they knew of this loopwhole, but it's probably the case that a government isn't going to start doing detective work to track down who an anonymous artist is.


Plus they're distributing it through the US system. Japanese sites follow JP law and EN follow US law.

This more simple analysis is probably more likely


The subtle comedy of this image puts a smile on my face.


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What's your media player look like /qa/? Found this nice skin for foobar online and been using it for the past year or so.
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That sounds really neat, making your own music player would probably be the best way of making sure everything is to your liking. By the way how do you get album art since I've noticed foobar seems to mess up on me at times and not display anything while there's clearly an existing cover.


if the music file doesn't have embedded album art you need to tell the player what are the file names of album art
typically it will be cover/folder/jacket/front.jpg/png
if the album art file has some other strange names you need to rename it


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How well versed is /qa/ in image/video editing software? I was thinking about having a thread for which people could share tips and tricks they know about their software of choice, or maybe ask questions about how to perform certain tasks. For instance, I was masking in Davinci Resolve and the video I was editing repeated some motions, so I was curious if I could possibly copy the position for my earlier mask onto that later frame to save on the time required to move all nodes.
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Something I've found about masking is that if you do it, you want to be really strict on the borders. Trying to be perfect and get the outline right gets the background leaking in and looks quite bad. It's much better to overdo it than do too little


I wouldn't have recommended it a year ago, but I checked kdenlive recently and at some point they updated their UI to be human friendly. much more likely to recommend it to people, now.


This is a playlist for a short and concise series of videos for learning the basics of photoshop. I don't know if it's been superseded by anything, but it's a great series to watch.


kdenlive just fine, but I am interested in MMD thread on /wsg/ right now.


Does anyone know if there's a way to make a static backgound into a mask in Resolve? Like say I'm cutting out something from an anime and I just want the moving part, but the background never changes, can I somehow easily cut that out without needing to do polygonal rotoscoping?

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Does /qa/ have a favorite artwork?

Mine is probably Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali
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I tried to post two, it did not work.


It doesn't have to be typical Western Renaissance or Baroque art, it can be some like >>76368


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in that case I really like tkmiz art


That just makes it even harder...


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in terms of classic art, my favorite is "The Great Wave off Kanegawa". for more contemporary stuff, there's way too much to choose from.

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I think more people would get into programming if instead of babies first programming projects being taught, instead people tried to teach how to actually do things with programming that affect your computer. So that people could dive right in to experimenting and building stuff with code for themselves.
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Maybe more people would do it if it wasn't so stupid and boring.


I'm an ideas guy, I ideas.


congratulations, now spend some time learning to draw so you can evolve into concept artist.

as with most things, it gets less stupid and less boring the better you get at it.


First sounds like something you could do easily with sed or awk. Is the block length of 4 reliable, with the blocks separated by blank lines? If so you can do that with

sed -n '3~5p'


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some pdf readers can do that already
pdftools in emacs and zathura can switch between light and dark background. pic related is how a shitty pdf looks recolored in zathura

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It's just dawned on me that most Japanese people on the internet are phone iPhone posters.

My preconcieved stereotypes of iphone filenames being the mark of pure evil incarnate has been shattered.
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I mean of course not, that was in jest. But are you really so sure they don't post on imageboards/textboards when they're much more mainstream in Japan?


What's wrong with iPhone posters?

Sent from my iPad


Too small of a screen, clearly


By "them" I mean smartphone users, not Japanese people. They have very little reason to use imageboards over 2ch or twitter, let alone Anglophone imageboards when they can't even read English. Plus, Futaba doesn't retain original filenames anyway.


Japanese phone posters using text-boards as apposed to imageboards is hardly a justification when the medium of communication, anonymity, is exactly the same, abeit as you say, you can't start attaching a tribe to them because there are no filenames.

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What's the deal with the 360/PS3/Wii generation taking so long to emulate? Compared to the time it took for the first (somewhat) working emulator for the ps2 to come out, it's been 4x as long and we barely have anything for the 360 and ps3. Also, why is it that emulators are so demanding for such out of date hardware? Surely, there must be a way for these games to be emulated such that it doesn't take hardware 1000x as powerful than what was available at the time to run.
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Why emulate when you can get a console for cheap online and jail break it? Much better compatibility, less wasted space on your PCs storage and authentic lag! (Lag being for the PS3 when it tries to run any game that uses the bloated mess that is the Unreal Engine)


Because emulating is free?


Nope it isn't because you got to factor in any new computer parts to even be able to run the emulator and as stated above storage because those sites hosting those bins and ISOs won't stay up forever.
Better to spend money in the sort term to save money in the long term.


According to this list https://rpcs3.net/compatibility, yes it's playable


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But it's not saving money in the long term if you're interested in current games, since you'd be upgrading anyways.

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Does Kissu ever think about how watching a series after it has already aired robs it of dramatic tension? Oftentimes I'll watch some show only for a dramatic moment to happen where it's framed as if a character might die, but the very fact that there may be however many more episodes left makes it not probable at all for anything to actually happen. For instance, I've been watching a lot of Star Trek lately and there are lots of moments where something happens to the effect of "Oh no! Captain Picard might die!" but there's still 4 entire seasons left...

Are there any other downsides to watching something after it has already aired?
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Yeah, it's not like I'm any less engaged by the series I'm watching, but it still feels just a bit less impactful if you know the series goes on for much longer. Honestly, it's part of the reason why I loved >>76254 so much. Despite the length ahead of you, the intrigue of each episode genuinely did result in the life or death of the main characters.


Speaking of third-rate anime, I instantly hate a show whenever characters are "killed" then a few episodes later its discovered they're still alive somehow. A show that lacks the courage to kill off even minor characters is just a bad show. Last show I watched like this was Kuromukuro.


I'm okay with revivals as long as they're properly foreshadowed and have a darn good reason. they almost never do, though, and most of the time it's just a complete asspull to bring back a character who was popular. unfortunately even jojo isn't immune to this, because avdol is a prime example of what I mean.


You mean after Hol Horse or after his actual death?


after hol horse, when he was brought back literally because araki was shocked by his popularity, and not because araki planned to do that.

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how often do any of you guys sit down and really think about all the creativity and work that went into the media you consume? anime alone has storyboarding, keyframing, tweening, sound design, voice acting, character design, and a whole plethora of things I can't remember off the top of my head. I've been trying to do it more often lately myself, but it's hard to do that in the moment when the mark of a great craftsman is how they don't get in the way of your experience, but simply add to it. it's probably better to have a specific thing you want to appreciate in mind, then go back and replay/rewatch something with that in mind.
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At some point I started doing this subconsciously, the minimum rating for any anime is 4/10 for me.
I also remember that real human beings worked hard to produce it, so even if it's the worst anime ever you still have to give it some love. Of course that doesn't apply to every anime, cashgrab sequels for example deserve no love.


All the time. Most of my favorite series are my favorites because I can sense the staff loved to work on the show. Loved Shirobako and the movie for this reason.


you liked the movie huh...


I try not to, since it takes away from the magic. I do sometimes think about this kind of thing when it's a solo project or small studio producing something, however and it includes strong feels of inadequacy and envy.


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It's not as good as the main series, it's not as good as Sakura Quest, but it captures the complicated emotions of wanting to create something great quite well - especially trying to regain your waning creative spirit. Can't help but appreciate it.

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Are there any anime outside of Haruhi that get non-chronological storytelling right?
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anime adaptations rearrange and restructure stuff from the manga constantly. by that definition New Game! is also non-chronological




I only watched the first 2 episodes but Kyousou Giga seemed to be doing something like that


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Tantei wa mou Shindeiru is fairly non-chronological, but it's shit.


Why is rotoscoping not very common anymore? I know a lot of animation from the time it really took off during the 1920s through to maybe the 50s were frequently rotoscoped, but it seems to have largely died off.

Also, is this scene rotoscoped? It seems like it to me, but maybe I just have a poor eye.
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Do YOU want to trace thousands of frames? I can't believe anyone is able to tolerate it. It's grueling manual labor with little to no room for creativity


3DCG can do way more than a human range of motion. rotoscoping is literally tracing over video. how is it cynical to say that "in a video of a human being, the human being cannot do more than a real human being"?


Not everyone is a master of human movement like some anime directors are. Rotoscoping gives them a way to introduce fluid movement into their anime without that talent.


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Think of the poor animators! Personally, I think rotoscoping takes away from a scene unless it's meant to look outlandish. Ghost Trick on DS has some really crazy rotoscoped stuff, but the alienness of it adds to its charm which probably wouldn't be the case for most uses of it in anime. The /qa/ voice's dance there in OP looks very "unnatural" too, but it's pretty much meant to look that way.
Also, whoa, I didn't know webp can be animated.


Rotoscoping produces a lot of errors and still requires a good team of inbetweeners and correctors. These people still need to have a good enough skill with drawing that they could probably draw the scene anyways. Rotoscoping is more about if the technique will save time than eliminating the need for human talent.

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