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File:01 Hello, Morning.mp3 (4.69 MB,255x255)

 No.83841[Reply]

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 No.83931

>>83930
Your opinion that my opinion is bad is bad.

 No.83932

>>83919
The labels exist because things sound different and every time an artist is inspired by another person's they need to give it a term other than ___'s style because it's demeaning to your own creativity if you call yourself 'just a copy of ___', but there's always going to be some excessive labelling.

 No.83933

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OP, i'm sorry your thread is bad so here's akari riding a spider

 No.83934

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>>83895
I'm overly sensitive to sound and there's too much variance in the music levels. I think it would give me a headache to listen to it for very long unfortunately. Maybe it's my speaker settings?

 No.83971

>>83934
I know what you mean and my headphones cost less than ten bucks.




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 No.75191[Reply]

Would you still want to go back even if the things you care about now wouldn't turn out the same?

Kissu is never created. /qa/ only lasts a few months. Your favorite artist, or author passes before creating anything. You use your knowledge of future events to become wealthy, but the things that made you happy are nowhere to be found.
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 No.82318

Changing the future into something uncertain seems scary... I'd probably just stay with things the way they are now.

 No.82324

>Changing the future into something uncertain
isn't the future always rather uncertain?

 No.82327

>>82324
Yeah but you know the present. Going back would make the current present uncertain.

 No.83871

File:kurisu_afraid.png (439.03 KB,800x450)

No! Time travel is dangerous!

 No.83872

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>>82327
but the surprise is the best part!




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 No.76529[Reply]

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.
https://www.thedrive.com/news/41979/nissan-ariya-replaces-buttons-with-disappearing-touch-controls

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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 No.83529

wow, now that is a gimmick not worth existing

 No.83533

>>83528
Mine doesn't do this...

 No.83711

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massacre on the roads from norms stabbing at their touch screens trying to turn up the AC and drifting into oncoming traffic
just try doing it to my 100 series lmooooooo

 No.83807

thread's on sage, figured I might as well backlink to it
>>83805

 No.83890

It's cheaper just to set all the controls to a single display interface than to manufacture a bunch of buttons.
Also part of designing cars to be more and more disposable to fuck over consumers that live in too large and spaced of cities to not have a choice but to begrudgingly lease or loanbuy one.




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 No.83737[Reply]

Okay hear me out. Is there such a thing as an slice of life equivalent in literature? I know there are a few books about the daily lives of people living comfy lifes such as Heidi or Anne of Green Gables but I mean it in a more anime-oriented way. The literature equivalent of K-On, Non Non Biyori or Yotsuba!&. Not only focusing on day-to-day activities but also pursuing moe in all its beauty. Something like girls messing around town talking about silly stuff, not having much worries. No drama or sadness (well, maybe some feels here and there).
Asking because I'm thinking about writing stuff like that as short stories. But is the west ready for such level of moe? Also some weeks ago in the Katawa Shõjo aniversary thread someone mentioned it having a highly western style. Well, I would like to avoid this and try to be more akin to the japanese storytelling style. What do you think? Is it even possible?

 No.83739

I'm not much of a book reader, but the only things I could think of that would be similar is stuff like the Babysitter's Club because it's famous. There could be modern stuff, but I have no knowledge of it. Everything I read as a kid had major events steering them, usually mysteries.

 No.83740

Yes probably. Off the top of my head, the series with the girls who kills slimes for 10000years, the other series with the girl playing a vrmmo with a defense build, and the other one with a girl who reincarnates as a saint and sleeps all day fit that description.

I guess you can probably find some similar stuff on webnovel and royal road too if you want to see a western equivalent but I dunno I've never searched.

 No.83776

I love microfiction because it is the closest to perfect you can get (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) and you can experiment easily. I love BOFURI because the writer took it easy, wrote a small amount each chapter, and captured happy little moments. Apparently, neither I nor the internet can agree on what differentiates Eastern and Western styles. I think it would be good if you focused on understanding why you like the things you do and incorporate that into your work. Then you can develop your own style. You are already starting to do that by dissecting what makes something moe.

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I haven't sorted out my motivation to write. I know that rereading my stories makes me really happy, which is good because barely anyone else reads my stuff. Maybe it is better to write for yourself than for validation from others, but it was a very lonely experience for me. I always had doubts that I was a bad writer, especially when people didn't want to even take a literal minute to read one of my pieces. People say I'm lazy and untalented because I don't write very much and because I mostly stick to being cute and funny. It hurts.

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My style is to mostly write dialogue, make it natural sounding. When I brainstorm dialogue, I will imagine the characters lounging around and chatting, then boil it down.

I make it a point to describe as little as possible and when I do, to just say what it is. I don't like rote five senses writing, sterile evocative language, big words, needless description that leaves less room to for the reader to imagine the characters and surroundings. If I absolutely need to describe thoroughly, I pretend I'm gossiping, bragging, threatening, mocking, then convert that. This type of behavior isn't healthy, so that's why I do it sparingly.

When I'm being serious, I to try to write what I know that other people don't, or at least what I'm interested in. This is more important than world-building. Police in a Pod, Cells at Work, Uma Musume do not need much world-building because the details of expert knowledge is a world unto itself.

It took me about a month to come up with this toolset for myself and people don't take it seriously because description and world-building is much more important to them than me. I'm also worried that this system has made my writing formulaic.
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 No.83778

There are many poems which describe nature. Or you could read song lyrics. Anthologies are great when it's about getting the feeling of one topic or object from different writings, there are some about every topic with many chapters being written in few pages.




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 No.83571[Reply]

there was a thread for vidya on here not too long ago. What about Kissu's tabletop gaming scene?
What have you been playing on tabletop, Anon?
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 No.83656

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Not sure if anyone cares about Yu-Gi-Oh, but it seems a game released that's free to play:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1449850/YuGiOh_Master_Duel/

 No.83658

>>83593
years ago my cousin asked me if I was interested in tabletop games and I asked if he meant stuff like monopoly, I will forever regret saying that and missing the chance to get in with a group of tabletop gamers

 No.83707

>Lobbying and 'table talk' are encouraged! Players can comment on cards and try to convince the judge to pick a particular card - either their own or a favorite choice.
One time, the group decided to have the judging process be completely silent because they thought it was how the rules went. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't fun.

 No.83710

RIP potential discussion about playing mahjong again

 No.83719

>>83656
never really figured out the rules to yu-gi-oh and watching the show didn't help either




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 No.83588[Reply]

So much of the universe can be represented and modeled by algorithms, does this mean that there may be an underlying algorithmic nature to the world itself? And we just don't have the means to see the true code.
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 No.83617

>>83605
Part of the reason for the effectiveness of mathematics in science is that science makes rapid progress in the directions where mathematics can be put to use. And sometimes mathematical concepts will appear to be present in nature, but what's really going on is that humans have developed a powerful technique for modeling things approximately.

 No.83623

No.

 No.83625

and you don't seem to understand

 No.83641

>>83617
Could we ever tell when we've modelled something exactly?

 No.83645

>>83641
I don't think there's any way to know for sure that we've modeled something exactly. It is possible to know for sure that a model is only approximate, though, for example due to the model becoming inconsistent when you extrapolate it too far. Modern physics is in such a situation.




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 No.83548[Reply]

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 No.83562

>>83551
x-ray is hot.

 No.83563

>>83553
They have defective peepees.

 No.83564

>>83553
I presume because it's rare to see them unclothed, so it is erotic when they are. Same reason revealing clothing is arousing even though it doesn't actually uncover anything sexual.

 No.83567

smelly

 No.83586

>>83553
feet are secondary sexual characteristics




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media screenshot/video thread for stuff you don't necessarily want to make a thread for
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 No.83547

>>83546
The prequels did have a big upside, introducing the clone wars and a lot of pre-empire stuff into legends. The sequels in that respect are a lot worse, they made it non-canon.

 No.83560

>>83508
Really enjoyed Redline, one of my favorite anime movies.

>>83546
I think most people agree that the prequels had a decent story behind them and some cool moments, it's just that there was too much dumb stuff thrown in with it, especially in Episode I.

 No.83584

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Do manga pages/panels count?

 No.83585

>>83547
I think this is one of the primary reason a lot of younger people who grew up around the time of the prequels get defensive about them. There was a ton of high quality side material from around that era which sort of superseded a lot of the movies' flaws.

 No.83597

I actually like the Prequels more than the originals, but then I don't like the originals or Star wars in General. But at least the prequels looked better. I have not seen the sequels and I am not going to because Star wars is stupid and I already saw enough, too much in fact.




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 No.80492

https://www.fightersgeneration.com/fightersgen.htm
This guy's old fighting game site is still up and getting updated

 No.80513

>>71687
>It's both hillarious and unsettling to know that if Google were to ever listen to these dumbasses youtube content would never be able to be linked from anywhere else on the web.

We're already experiencing that now. Most music videos and any other promotional content that isn't by a regular content creator but rather a corporation have pretty much disabled embedding. Now with this dislike button gone as well, who knows what the state of YouTube just will be in the next year or two. It's already an unusable piece of trash. Really need to get people to start uploading on alternatives more now than ever. Archive anything you can and reupload it everywhere too. Get as many people away from YouTube as possible.

 No.80518

>>80513
>Archive anything you can and reupload it everywhere too.
This is the thing that worries me the most of YouTube going stupid. There's just way too much there. YouTube has been around for almost 17 years now, and has an endless amount of content. If it ever goes down, or decides to self-sabotage itself and delete a bunch of stuff, or some other thing happens, I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that an irreparable amount of information will be lost.

 No.80541

>>80518
Same here, but they do remove important content and channels go down every single day. There was a wave of people who deleted their channels back in 2019 worrying over legal stuff when the whole COPPA thing was going on. People kept telling others that they would get lawsuits on videos if it was marked for kids or not marked for kids. I know it became a whole nothing case but a lot of people went insane worrying about it back then.

 No.83506

https://www.stat.go.jp/english/index.html

This pretty neat. I guess they collect a bunch of data and create public reports on stuff. It's nice that they release monthly population estimates too. It makes the US seems really slow seeing as we only do a proper census every 4 years and then just go off of that until the next one while guesstimating inbetween.




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 No.78828[Reply]

How fast is /qa/'s typing speed?
https://humanbenchmark.com/tests/typing
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 No.79250

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Does anyone else struggle with these? I know I can type a lot faster than 60 if I'm not under pressure or having to copy words off of a screen. I also find myself getting stressed out after making one mistake which usually slows me down a lot...

 No.79252

>>79250
I think this one is just somehow uniquely harder than others. I'm not really sure how or why, it just noticeably is. I can pretty easily get 70+ and occasionally even into the 80s on typeracer.com, but this one seems to put me in the 50s to 60s.

 No.79270

>>79252
One difference between typeracer and humanbenchmark would be that typeracer does not always have paragraphs.

 No.83458

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Try reading the passage out loud while you type.

 No.83464

Scored 70. Was at 80-ish in the beginning, but the longer words really slowed me down, and I tend to make mistakes while typing fairly often so that wasn't much help either.




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 No.83439[Reply]

At what point does a rule cease to be? Once people forget it exists, or if it's no longer enforced? How long does it need to be before something is "no longer enforced"? To what extent then are "rules" just social rituals?

 No.83440

Once society can properly function without a rule being in place that rule becomes redundant.

 No.83441

Well, rules are generally enforced differently depending on which slice of a community you're looking at and can survive as formalities. I'd say it ceases to be not when it has fallen out of practice but when it can no longer be invoked.

 No.83442

>>83440
'Properly function' is quite a vague notion. If speed limits from roads were removed and people no longer needed a license to drive society would still function, the roads would just be a more dangerous place and more people would de.

 No.83448

Uh, lawyers. Yes, lawyers is the answer to your question.




 No.83356[Reply]

Does /qa/ watch CMVs?
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 No.83359

combo music video?

 No.83361

slightly unrelated but I wish it were easier to grab NND thumbnails, but videos released after 2019 have a random number attached to the thumbs to prevent hotlinking

 No.83438

this one'll get em...

 No.83445

>>83357
furiously fantasizing about Yume CMVing




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 No.83362[Reply]

another day in the life of /qa/

 No.83365

I wish my life was at 3x speed too

 No.83371

>>83365
smoke weed and it will be




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 No.83258[Reply]

I figured out I like sad/emotional stories that even (especially) children can relate to.

Non Non Biyori: Losing a friend.
Uma Musume S2: The intrinsic inequality in sports, no matter how nice people are.
Spirited Away: Being lost and scared when away from home.
Star Twinkle Precure - Conflicted between learning + making friends and taking the easy way out to fit in. Also being untalented/starting too late to accomplish your dreams.
Brave Little Toaster Flower Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8kQDNLkT3c

Tropes I don't like/get bored of:
- Important character dies.
- Supernatural torture.
- Bullying/domestic abuse/rape/NTR.
- Post apocalyptic setting.
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 No.83285

>>83269
I think its really cool that you got into a wide variety of anime over the years and that you still have passion for it now. Jaded people are dweebs.

 No.83306

ever watched ojamajo doremi, OP?

 No.83307

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I adore ARIA for this reason. It gives you perspectives of those learning these simple lessons for the first time and those that should be passing them on.

 No.83308

>>83267
Came here to say this in a less eloquent way.

 No.85572

Turns out I don't like wholesome anime. I like anime that's healthy for you. What a difference.




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 No.83212[Reply]

Why do so many open-world games end up feeling so hollow, repetitive, or dull? When I play something like Nier Automata there's plenty of content in missions to do as well as a good variety of faffing about to potentially be done when exploring its world. However, I open up something like GTA V and after maybe 30 minutes I'm completely bored of it if I'm just trying to enjoy the world, I can shoot up some place or steal some vehicles and then get bored because I've basically done all there is to do.
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 No.83245

>>83237
I thought Hollow Knight was a metroidvania styled game? It's open world on top of that too? I guess I'll need to check it out if that's the case then.

 No.83249

>>83245
It's a Metroidvania yep, but an extremely non-linear one (aside from a few segments on the map), that heavily rewards exploration.

 No.83289

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Sometimes I like to imagine how a VRMMO like the ones isekai stories love to portray would actually play in the real world and sometimes I wish that instead of writing one someone would instead try and make those games a reality.

I think to date my favorite made up game is probably Overlord. Man, Yggdrassil would be a blast to play.

 No.83291

>>83289
it's called minecraft

 No.83293

>>83291
No, not really...




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