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Now that Russia is being cut off from foreign businesses, I'm thinking about how this can affect the state of piracy.
As we all know, Russia is a major provider of pirated contents, especially professional software. On one hand, now that they cannot obtain contents legally, more Russians will resort to piracy as an alternative which can boost the piracy community. On the other hand, Russian pirates will have more difficulties in obtaining legal contents for them to crack or to distribute, and maintaining their distribution infrastructure located overseas.

What do you think of how the global piracy status will evolve by this change to a large piracy provider? Will make us pirate easier, or harder?


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I've been thinking about this, too, but I think it's going to be us affected more than them. I assume they have connections outside of the country for obtaining the software, and the "underground" won't be affected much. Hmm....
I guess we'll just wait and see.


Personally I'm more worried about all the pirate sites supposedly with servers in Ukraine that are all going to get shelled.


Forgot to mention libgen and sci-hub, for books and papers. They have Russia and Ukraine origin and servers located there.

There is also the issue that Russia could be potentially be disconnected with the global internet entirely because they cannot pay worldwide backbone ISPs for peering fees anymore.


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We still have CHINA

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Anime CG is scary.
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How come it doesn't look like that in videogames? Then again, they don't have cost cutting sidemouths I think.


>they don't have cost cutting sidemouths I think
that part


> they don't have cost cutting sidemouths
Wouldn't it be cheaper to not have them in anime CG case? One universal model is cheaper than needing to adjust them for every single scene to conform to 2D style.


My question is, if it's a money thing, why not use western-style 2D rigged animation. Not only is it faster and cheaper, but it's also (naturally) better at emulating hand-drawn stuff. If the Japanese can make 3DCG look like 2D, they can most certainly make 2D look even more 2D.


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Well, they'd need to create a second set of models. This was the case for games even a few years ago, but the tech is getting far enough that I don't think they do that much any more.
One of the interesting things to me is that the model wasn't made that way. They had a regular face and smooshed the geometry to the side. I wouldn't think it'd work, but I guess that's a miracle of the cel shading thing they do.

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Anime girls provide voices for anime girls?
I always wondered how it worked...


is this a show about cute girls trying to be anime voice actors?
i figured it was an idol show


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How do you watch your anime? Just on your computer, or do you have a bigger screen set up
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It varies. It's usually on my tablet, but I've also watched it on my phone.

It's weird. I watch anime casually, but I watch enough of it that I couldn't really be considered a casual.


I plug my laptop into my tv so I can sit in a comfy chair without having to worry about maintaining posture


I don't.


computer screen. I also have a shitty projector which I use for old stuff


from bed on a tv that's connected to a PC

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Have the things you thought would stand the test of time held up as well as predicted?


What dust?


ligma balls!


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I don't recall what I thought would stand the test of time so I'm going with no


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I don't think I've ever thought or wondered if something would "stand the test of time". Is this in regard for myself or others? I mean, I can still play or watch old stuff and see them with the same general appreciation, but I can't know if others that haven't experienced yet will see it the same way.

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I think I just might possibly have an image hoarding problem.
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that's why textboards are the superior medium


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Is this considered a problem?


I have less than 5GB of freespace, so yes.


Not really, if that's all you have it will easily fit in less than 10% of a 1 TB drive, which is a pretty standard size of HDD to have.


That makes me feel better.

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Sometimes I wonder if indifference is the key to satori


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more of a Waggysaggy guy myself


Indifference is the opposite of satori...

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Has anyone here downloaded everything, or just the good stuff, or just the exhentai exclusive galleries (toddlercon for one)? I would download them but I haven't been able to visit exhentai for the past year or so. I have downloaded about 10% of nhentai, though. Would be a shame if all those galleries were to disappear or something, the exclusive ones at least.
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I think people older than their, oh, mid 20s or so have probably seen enough sites or communities die without recourse that effects their behavior. Artists themselves can be very unpredictable and cull their art or entire online presence without warning as well.
The thought that the things you enjoy can be taken offline without warning has produced a certain mindset that encourages hoarding.


For me, its not about viewing/using the hoarded data but more so about having the ability to choose between doing so or not. If there is no hoard/backup, once the data is gone you have no choice.


wasn't it meant to die a few months ago already anyway? I remember back when it went down a while ago it was supposed to come back for a year but not longer than that


>it was supposed to come back for a year but not longer than that
I don't remember hearing anything like that. Was that hearsay on /a/ or something?


no I think I saw tenboro say that on ehentai's forum back when it was down. I can't find that post anymore though so maybe I was dreaming.

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I disagree with the sentiment that you reach peak enjoyment of something the first time you experience it, and it only goes downhill afterwards. I recently played Bloodborne, and despite having finished Bloodborne twice years prior, I still had my best experience this time going through the game after all this time and finally getting the platinum trophy. Believing that having already experienced something means you can't enjoy it anymore than you already have is a terrible mindset that sets you up to believe that life will only get worse the more things you experience. There's a reason that people will sometimes talk about how a second watch of a film/series was better than the first because they were able to find more things to appreciate about the art the second time around.
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I agree. What's more compelling I think is that your opinion can change over time on a certain thing. Maybe you didn't enjoy something and thought it was stupid on first viewing, but after some time rewatch it and enjoy more than you otherwise thought you would. That sort of thing happens all time.

>Is this really a sentiment?
Someone recently expressed as much.


I don't view enjoyment as a linear scale to begin with, there are different ways to enjoy things. Plot twists, reveals and stuff like that rely on surprise factor and unfamiliarity, but there are other elements that you can appreciate better when you're already familiar with the content and structure.


I agree, something that always stuck out to me about zetsubou sensei is that little title flash bit that says to watch each episode 3 times: once blind without pausing, once where you pause to read everything, and once again already knowing the joke and what all the background stuff says. I think this can be applied to most things where the first time around you dont try to understand what going on and just focus on enjoying the atmosphere/style/content of the show/book/movie/game and then on your second time around you are already familiar with the story/gameplay and then you can enjoy all the smaller details that make it what it is whether its focusing on the characterization, exploring game mechanics, appreciating the visuals. Another way to go through the same thing multiple times and enjoy it is to focus on a different specific aspect every time, for example every time ive watched evangelion I focus on a different character.
Of course I think that this presumes a degree of depth which not everything has nor is everything required to have. The Stanley Parable for example is really enjoyable but once youve played through all of the routes there isnt anything else to get out of it. Some things are just meant to be appreciated at face value on the first go through because the content is strong enough to be satisfying and enjoyable with one go. Then theres stuff thats just bad so you dont want to go through it again.


when I realized the best track Ive ever heard was the best track Ive ever heard I had already listened to it a dozen times.


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Hmm, maybe. It's definitely a different kind of enjoyment when you watch or play something again. I'd say it appeals to a different part of the brain- the part that craves routine and safety. Conversely, experiencing something for the first time appeals to the part of the brain that seeks out new information and experiences*.

*With the caveat that sequels and related works are hugely popular. Elden Ring is coming out and people are excited because it's new but familiar at the same time.

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How often do you go back to something you skipped to see if you'd like it more after time has passed?
Saki has a lot of fanservice of various types, but Mahjong still does not interest me and as a result I think I can only watch this if I skip past those parts.
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I won't spoil the specifics, but yeah it just gets progressively more ridiculous as it goes on.


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the heart of the tiles...


Yugioh was actually mostly inspired by Magic the Gathering. Early Yugioh was basically just a simplified version of that game.


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oh I know quite a bit about the OG Yugioh


holy.. he just killed a classmate

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Don't stop dreamin'
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we could always find a new spiritual leader or milestone to mark years by.


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can't believe I forgot to upload this


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Dat /qa/ dream!!!


cueayy the movie

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Is it okay to not be perpetually unhappy with my work? Is it okay to value product over process if I like the stuff I make? How do people find joy in self-improvement and learning? What makes good art? I noticed art I consider good brings considerable enjoyment or makes me feel strong emotion. What else does art need for me to consider it good?
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I guess it depends on what you mean by good art. People tend to fixate on ambitious notions of emotion and meaning but I don't think art actually has to make you feel an emotion or have a meaning to be good, many of my favourite images don't do either.


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i do think that it always comes down to making someone feel something, whether intended or not, though. if you're focusing on conveying some specific feeling or thought to a viewer you're that much more likely to reach that many more people.


Good art is art you think is good. There's not much more to it than that; no need to overthink things.


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If a work is popular in a community with similar tastes to yours, then it is more likely that you will enjoy it. If you expand your tastes, you will be able to enjoy more things. But why would I want to enjoy more things? Just to alleviate boredom? Hopefully not to achieve greater status among my peers.

Something may be enjoyable, popular, or satisfying for many different reasons. Satisfaction is an emotion and it explains why I find a lot of my favorite images enjoyable. For instance, this picture satisfies the need to be comfortable, to relax and pay less attention to my appearance and surroundings. It's one of my favorites because it can evoke this emotion so reliably, no matter what mood I'm in.


If I wasnt feeling good with what I'm making I'd just stop

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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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glad to see that channel is still going


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Post an image that you have saved but can't remember why you saved it
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Isn't that from one of the Portal 2 trailers?


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dated 2003
only now do I notice he has a gun

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/qa/ is far overdue for an AI writing thread!

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Boobers on the mind

The Boobers on the mind is a term used in the United States to refer to the phenomenon of women who are attracted to men who are overweight or obese. The term was coined by the American psychologist and author Dr. David B. Adams in his book, The Boobers on the Mind: A Guide to Understanding and Treating the Woman Who Loves Fat Men.

The term "boobers" is a portmanteau of "boob" and "obese".

The term "boobers" is a portmanteau of "boob" and "obese".


Last night me and my friend held a masturbation contest.

He was the winner. We then decided to shoot a video of it. My friend is a bit of a fuckwit and I had to repeatedly tell him to keep it down. He then started taking my clothes off and I started doing a strip tease. I have never had sex with another man. It is my first time, I've never had a boyfriend, I've never had sex. All I've done is masturbate.

After we finished, we were both still horny and decided to have some more sex. I was still on top and he was behind me, I asked him if he was going to fuck me, he said yes. I started to move my hips and he put his penis in me. I started to moan. Then he moved to the side and I watched his cock move in and out of me. He then came in my ass.

I don't know what to say. My friend still wants to do it again, I don't know what to do. We are both young, 22. I don't know if this is what he wants or not. I'm not sure I want to do it again, even though I had a great time.


oh man I got a good one by chaining prompts.

Top 10 reasons to hate anime and manga

Why do we love watching anime and reading manga? As a matter of fact, why do we even like watching and reading those? This is a question that's hard to answer, but I'm going to try my best.

Before I get started, let me tell you something about myself. I was in the first class of students who entered a middle school in 2012. And I was the only one in my class who was in a love triangle.

It's true that I don't have any knowledge about anime or manga. But I think that's a good thing. It means I don't have to be a professional who can compare anime and manga to other works of art. And it's also a good thing that I don't have to go to a cram school or a training center to learn about anime and manga.

But still, I'm not a professional. And I'm not a big fan of anime and manga. So I'm not going to judge anime and manga and try to prove that they are good or bad.

Here are the Top 10 reasons to hate anime and manga.

1. You can't relate with other people
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If you watch anime and read manga, you'll realize the majority of the superheroes you see as the hero of the story are actually the villain. A mix of their true selves and the person they wish to be. An example of this is what happens when the hero is a schoolboy. They fall into a deep depression because they're not "cool" or "popular" like they thought they would be. It's so sad and it's so true.

The same thing happens when the hero is just a regular teenager. They see a girl at school, and they just completely lose their mind thinking about how amazing she is. In fact, it's so much that they lose their


There I was, beginning my journey as the land's greatest dickgirl necromancer when my party ran into a tribe of wild catgirl amazons. We made our preparations for battle and I began incantations for my most devastating spells: "Stoning! I shall use my bare feet to crush the skulls of your princesses and make them use my bare feet as paddles for my stream of divine piss!"

The princesses did not give me the pleasure of seeing their skulls crushed. They gave me the pleasure of seeing my stream of divine piss sprayed on their faces and on their breasts. They are now following me around, begging for more.

A quest for glory and honor as a complete dickgirl necromancer, complete with a bunch of amazons for subjects!

I was walking around a little town, and I came across a local farmer

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