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Can /qa/ recommend me a mahou shoujo with 24 or fewer episodes (with 1 girl or a group)? It should have a proper story, like Flip Flappers.
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Making them start with the objectively best love story ever made may not be such a good idea, they may not be ready to handle such raw moe power without a baseline tolerance!


As others have said, Nanoha is another feel-good magical girl show. The original starts off kind of slow though, might be more enjoyable to watch the movie summary instead of the TV version.

Moe-tan if you want a fanservice parody of the genre.

Houkago no Pleiades if you want something more serious and sciency in tone.

Fairy Ranmaru if you like mahou shounen.

Urahara if you want some meta criticism about "what is creativity?"

Princess Tutu if you like ballet and want something more serious and shoujo in tone.

Vividred and Flip-flappers are good but sounds like you already watched them.

I'm sure there's plenty of other ones out there too, those are just the ones that come to mind right now.


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Does Shana count as a magical girl?


that's the magical girlfriend genre


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That hardly seems like a good disqualifying reason

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/qa/! It's time to show off your MS paint skills! Try drawing a character and seeing if others can guess at who it is. Starting off with an iconic one so that the first picture isn't impossible...
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drew the nipper


Everyone has to start somewhere, and for me personally, I wouldn't say I have any skill at all, so I probably need a good bit of practice before I can consider myself even "decent"


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I like this one.

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Do you think thread creators on imageboards are playing a meta game against others in order to get attention?
Or are people just making threads for fun because they want to get input on opinions?
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>actively try to not compete with each other beyond being the first one to make it
That is the meta-game, the same game played by the "first!" commenters on video sites, blogs, etc.. On imageboards they impose artificial restrictions on themselves ("one thread per series") so that they can compete for the honor of being the thread creator and winning this edition for their waifu or whatever, then others compete for being the first post in that thread. Whether it's for back-to-back threads or recurring event threads, the game is about making the thread as early as possible without it dying before the migration/influx occurs so that your thread will be the prime target for gathering posters.

It's a game that works when the majority of posters reject the idea that a thread needs to hook people and instead aim for maximizing visibility, not just of the thread but of every post within it. Bigger threads mean more people seeing what's in them, so if you want to be heard or get a response, you're forced to use the winning thread. The result is that those threads become amalgamations of all the other related threads that would have been made and competed on the quality and appeal of the OP instead of on raw numbers.


>compete for being the first
That's actually a good point. I had thought of it as a continuous thing, rather than this single point where you either make it or you don't. They do race to be the first, and that's a competition. True.

>competed on the quality and appeal of the OP
This is the part where I don't agree. To borrow from biology, "fitness" is not the same as competition. I don't think it's right to use the latter term to describe people who aren't trying to compete at all. Look at the threads >>96625, >>88567, >>102927, >>92605, >>78784, they're not competing against anything, they're not making any effort to do so.

>artificial restrictions
Tangential, but I definitely do not agree with this. The practice of a monolithic general thread is older than imageboards and developed naturally from the observation that when a single topic becomes too popular, it can suffocate everything else. It has arisen many times in many places, many times without needing a mod to impose it. Generals are a necessary evil.


I was referring to threads about a similar topic rather than completely unrelated ones like that, as the "competition" there is about the appeal of the topic rather than between OPs. If there are three thoughtful OPs about elements of Star Twinkle Precure's story and characters up, it is much less likely that people will go into a thread with "thoughts on Star Twinkle Precure?" as the OP.

Having reasons for restrictions doesn't have anything to do with their artificiality. Outside of a few specific places, there aren't official rules or technical constraints that enforce the general structure and people can ignore it if they want, it only exists because users impose it upon themselves. It's like how Pokemon players agreed not to make teams of six Mewtwo in order to keep battling against each other fun. It's necessary to keep the game going, but it's not inherently the only way to go about things.


>Or are people just making threads for fun because they want to get input on opinions?
On here it's always for fun. I don't really post in places where you have to compete really hard to get replies or anything. And I don't post many serious threads either, mostly it's to share an image or some OC on /jp/.


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I think it's true on 4chan, or its biggest boards, because the population is so large and there really isn't the camaraderie that a community is supposed to have. People will routinely create an incendiary OP even if they want a happy enjoyable thread because outrage gives a competitive edge over regular threads. This has been the case for quite a long time so people can even recognize when it happens.
It's really an unfortunate state of affairs, but people make due with what they have a massive userbase is certainly full of many benefits as well.

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Lala Lala Lala!! Her voice so sweet!! It's been over a year since we've had the pleasure of seeing Lala here on Earth.
Well, the Starscape alliance is always working tirelessly to protect the universe.
In the name of all the magical girls around the world, our top secret ally Lala has returned from her mission on earth.
On top of that, our beloved friend Lala has been taking pictures of the magical girls for the Starscape alliance. (She's on the left side)
I hope to see many more pictures soon!!

And there's that magical girl friends are so awesome. I wish I could make magical friends like them!
And so there you go, the reason why I love Lala and why I'm so happy to see her around every time.
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You forgot the third part.


you can't die someone else, it's intransitive


then add a comma


then, add a comma

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do u hab geims in ur fone?


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Tenshi, didn't you just ask me this the other day??


I put the page for Wordle on my homescreen. If that counts.


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no bully


A few. I should probably uninstall a bunch since I never really play them.

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How did Pompo have so much influence and control over production as a producer? I always thought that was just a figurehead job?
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Really? Huh, are there any examples of producers that have made a major impact on production?


Well, on paper producers are supposed to oversee the entire production, from concept to script-writing to the hires.
Mervin LeRoy for example basically put together the concept and staff of Wizard of Oz.

"LeRoy had long desired to adapt the Frank Baum books to film and reminisced that "the dream remained merely a dream until I found myself at M-G-M and Louis B. Mayer asked me what I wanted to make." "The Wizard of Oz," I said.
He didn't look pained or upset or anything. "Okay," he said. "Do it.""

"The preparations were enormous. Nothing like it had ever been done before…[art directors] Cedric Gibbons [and] William A. Horning built a model of the set that was one-fourth life size...it took months to finish that alone, and some of the statistics boggle the mind...when the full set was built it covered 25 acres of the studio backlot...we had 65 different sets in the picture, and each of them was concocted out of whole cloth and hard work."

I think the figurehead you're thinking of is the "executive producer".


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I think producer and director have different meanings when it comes to anime vs western cinema. Since the producer is putting together a team to act out a production that the producer sees, he's effectively the boss.
But in anime or TV it's more around the head director who is overseeing animation directors and other sub-directors. Sometimes the episode director has say over others.


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also when it comes to series, I think of the producer as being more oriented with the financial and buisness sides of things. They don't want to worry about how it all is going, but they want deadlines to be met so the show can go on another week.

Eizonken being the characterizations of these distinctions... left to right.. the actor, the producer, the director

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What do you do when you want something good for dinner but your motivation is almost rock bottom?
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it's the same as the fast food industry spending billions to make their burgers as tasty as possible
it's the result of decades of research and development


I heard the Canadians literally call their mac'n'cheese "Kraft dinner" regardless of the actual brand.


well, I can't say because my mother never made it. It's got so much cheese and no greens. So yeah, I only know it as Kraft Dinner


When I was a kid I remember going to Macaroni Grill and their shell mac n cheese was easily the best I've ever had. Kraft is pretty good for convenience and tasting nice, but when it comes to being the best it just can't recapture that taste my mind has burned into its memory.


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Yeah, that makes sense. Those things were using whole ingredients while this stuff is operating on the chemical level. I guess you can't really compete with the food scientists or whatever you call those people

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Kage no Jitsuryokusha is just too good of a show. I want more but ending the show now would be the perfect time. I feel like telling anymore of the story would just ruin the main theme of an OP MC directing events in the shadows while hiding in plain sight from the other major characters. Maybe if the story shifted it's main character to someone other than Cid it could work out but as of now this is the perfect place to end.
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>Though I think the only good candidates for that would be either Iris, pink girl, or an entirely new person
Iris or some new person would be the best one to do. I don't think the pink girl would work, she seems like to much a villian/unstable to have more than a couple episodes or cameos here and there dedicated to without getting stale. I think if the show does shift perspective and interesting direction would be developing some sort of dual story between Rose and Iris as they appear to be on apposing sides now. I haven't read anything about how the source material actually handles the upcoming events so I may just spoil myself but according to rumours a second season is already in the works/planned for the fall season this year so I may just wait and see.


Cid may be a kid but he's even less empathetic than Ainz, skeleman can form some sort of emotional connection with other people and often worries about them beyond their utility. Comparatively, Cid hasn't been shown to care about anything other than fulfilling his fantasy. He sure didn't mind wrecking the city several times, flooding it and pulverizing a good number of blocks (and people, presumably). He's a self-admitted nuclear bomb.

A chuunified Rose facing off against Punished Iris would be something to behold for sure. Sherry would work if she turned around and started using a mixture of Shadow's and Diabolos' magic, without going off the deep end. The potential is certainly there.



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Pretty great, yeah. I was never really able to follow the deep story parts, but I never really tried to since I was there for the chuuni fun. Really fantastic production values for something so silly, which is really great to see. And corm.


I don't want a sequel

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What are your thoughts on this anime so far?


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I think the worldbuilding and the historical accuracy are entertaining. The characterization of Nagasaki and it's interactions with the European/Mainland powers is neat.
Though, I think the characters are kind of boring.

Overall I'm not sure what to think about it. It's OK.


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I like it quite a lot. Sometimes the character interactions are a bit boring, but the missions are really cool and the episode with the circus guy was wonderfully done. It's a shame its English name and, uhh, poster or whatever you call stuff like the OP image look so generic because I'm sure people like me passed it over without someone on kissu telling them that it was good.
Still don't know the deal with the archer guy, though. I hope that part is explained because it kind of sticks out a lot compared to the other relatively grounded parts of the show


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It's probably one of my favorites this season. The world building has been thoughtfully put together so that things slowly begin to form a wider picture of the overall conflict going on with the opium trade. With bits of the Revenger business itself sprinkled here and there, and the morality/questionable aspects of it are highlighted in a way that I think will lead to more interesting developments come later in the series, possibly next episode even.

Some of the characters seem better developed than others, but they're all sufficiently established. As of writing my favorite little murderous psychopath seems to have gotten the most development so I'm satisfied. One thing I find regrettable though is that this is only 12 episodes when at the end I'm sure it would benefit from having been longer.


Better than the Tokyo variety.


The main thing for me so far is the setting, other stuff I'm holding off from writing my opinions about since I'm hoping for Gen to further spice things up.

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why do I forget to eat when I live alone?
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I'm not him though, that's just what I think of it.


I don't so much forget as I ignore it, often when I'm doing stuff like writing or reading through a couple dozen pages I'll feel that I'm hungry and it'll even hurt sometimes, but completing the task at hand is more important. So a few times I've gone through the whole day barely eating anything more than a handful of peanuts and a soft boiled egg.

Somewhat unrelated, but the Romans didn't have a three-meal day like we do today, most of what they ate during a given day came from a single large meal:
The word is still used in several modern languages:

The practice of eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner is more of a recent industrial invention. Starving yourself and then binging isn't good for you, but still, you don't need to follow the standard either.


Disappointingly, eating twice or once per day can still make you fat.


just how big are your dinner plates fattso


bet he has eyes the size of dinner plates whenever he sees his meal

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Are you a believer in adding alcohol to coffee?
I got a bottle of this
https://baristacoffee.ca/en/ and it's kind of gross alone, but added to coffee and milk it tastes like mocha.
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Amarula and coffee is good.


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Not true! One of the best drinks I've had was an espresso martini!


But Irish coffee is good.


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he was right
even instant coffee tastes alright with this

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Do you like science fiction? Of course you do, everyone loves science fiction.
What are some concepts or ideas that you like in it? One of the coolest things to me are the created planets like "ring worlds" or "O'Neil cylinders". The most famous example of a ring world is probably in the Halo games and O'Neil cylinders are in Gundam a lot. Looking up and seeing the ground wrap around the sky seems so cool, but it probably can't actually happen for various reasons. Still, what a cool idea.
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Scifi is such a broad genre, I'd hardly call it confined to "dead serious" material. Certainly classic scifi tends to be more serious (though there may be survivorship bias in what we remember from the older eras), but there's been plenty of less serious scifi material since at least the 80's.


That's a very specific type of sci-fi that's very rare post-Star Wars.


Maybe it's just the stuff I've read then. Bad luck I guess.


I always thought futuristic armor like Fallout's power armor or even full augmentation was really cool, but the philosophy around combat, defense and hazardous areas has changed to be based around automated or remotely controlled machinery


I think the main purpose of a Dyson sphere is to show how grand and powerful the species has become. It's often in those "level of civilization" charts near the top, perhaps only below interdimensional travel or reality-warping technology. You can see aliens with a Dyson sphere and immediately know that they're on a whole other level, without learning about their culture or appearance or anything like that.

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By show of hands.
How many people want to watch the 293 minute, uncut version of Das Boot.

A story of 48 seamen on a boat for months at a time.

We'll be setting sail at 6PM today if you choose to get on board
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they lived
just to die


Now, this thread set sails to the depths


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Thanks for the stream!


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after watching this the first time subs were in testing (again) in World of Warships; I spent an entire week just diving and stalking ships with magnetic homing torps, while evading enemy hydro and plane recons dropping mines.


One of the few cases where the long cut is better than the theatrical one.

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Are you still in-touch with your inner-chuuni? Or have you moved far past those days, or maybe even never had them.
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I hope we eventually get out of this rut of everything looking the same with rainbow RGB and we can go back to stuff like silly box art and printed designs on the coolers.


my pc has white stuff everywhere


That's called dust.


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Almost nothing compares to the feeling of excitement I get from an anime that really hits those perfect chuuni fantasy elements.


Please don't sperm on your persocom.


There is nothing more sinister is programming than time zones and date times.
Even after 6 years of programming I still dread whenever a situation comes up where I have to deal with timestamps in UTC and CST which I have to put into EST.
Truely dreadful.


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Official thread t-shirt (maybe the video mentioned it)


Just put a note somewhere saying what timezone the stamps are from and make the users work it out for themselves.


/secret/ thread


just use utc

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