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friendless, jobless, vaccinated, gay
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I used to be all four until I got a cleaning service job.


the new metroid actually looks pretty good and nintendo has put out really nice games lately might get it



Loos neat. How's that one switch emulator coming along? I ended up selling mine because I just never used it, and Nintendo bumping up their anti-piracy measures made me not want to hack mine compared to the 3DS.


From what I remember the switch emulator is doing pretty well and is able to mostly play smash online with some network issues. Although I don't know if it was just optimized for smash or not, but if not then it should be able to play the new metroid whenever it comes out.


the ultimate metroid game already exists, it's called AM2R


How do you like your Ojou-samas? Japanese? European? Or do you prefer the extraterrestrial kind?


Riding a banana preferably. Few people can understand this.


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Submissive to their maids preferably.


so rich they have no idea about what bills are and half-japanese on their father's side


god, that laugh is atrocious. nothing like the “oooOOOOOHOHOHOHO” a real ojou-sama would have. what a low-effort imitation.


Gotta be rich to laugh rich.

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Were you ever (are you) a fanboy that took part in flamewars over things? Like video game systems or computer brands and stuff. I think the origin of this thing were families that had to choose a system since parents would often only buy one of a generation's consoles. It kind of inspired a strong brand loyalty because a kid didn't want to accept that there were great things on other systems.
I never really did, but there was a period of time when my family just had a Genesis and I didn't really pay attention to any Nintendo stuff because I was focused on Sega Channel. Damn, that thing was so cool.
For computer stuff? Well, I can't say I've ever felt loyalty to anyone. EVGA has good customer support for Nvidia graphics cards so I try to get those if possible, but nothing else really matters.
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i'm a kissu fanboy and have defended its honor multiple times amongst the jaypeesphere


it was a good game


Oh, I completely forgot about that. I was never a big /a/ user for a few seasons and that was one of them. So... much... anger.

Nice! I'd do the same, but I don't post anywhere else


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puyo >> tetris

what do you have to say to that, friend?


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I’m a /qa/ vet that’s I’ve defended the board from the 2016 raiders. I defended it during the “frog-weeb mafia” war too but after that the shitposting got too intense. the board’s soul is long dead, forever lost to the /pol/ rejects that made /qa/ their home after 2016. they’re still spamming the board with schizophrenic bait to this day.

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What is the question to answer never given?




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…man, Pokémon got really weird after Gen 4

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People love spouting "soul" this and "soul", but all it really comes down to is nostalgia and not some great special ingredient that anime somehow lost. I bet for the majority of anime that are hailed today as flawed but "soulful" were to air today, people wouldn't look on them nearly as fondly as they do now because they're decades old. For example, DEEN's Higurashi is good for its OST, voices, and art that complements well the SoL moments. However, it definitely was lacking when it came to the more serious moments in the series, and being an adaptation of an extremely long VN (along with 2 chapters of it's counterpart) it had pacing issues at times and left out some important details in bits (like the Rena/Rika car scene in Tsumihoroboshi-hen). Although I will agree that Kai did a pretty good job since they allotted more time to those final arcs.
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>he doesn’t understand what soul is
consider this: soulless is “lazy and uninspired”. it’s true that people spam trending words to the point where they become buzzwords and eventually memes but soul is still very much real. when you see the product of someone who put their heart and soul into their work, unswayed by monetary success: you’ll know.


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¥he template greenposts


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Soul vs Soulless


What are you talking about?

The old UI is the definition of soulless. It's more or less the default vichan interface used on thousands of other imageboards. And said interface isn't exactly original itself. Vichan inherited from tinyboard, which was itself a clone of 4chan's yotusba software. The new UI, meanwhile, was built from the ground up for kissu. From where I stand, that seems a lot more soulful.


You fail to put yourself in the place of someone who would dare resort to rating things with buzzword terms.

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How do you deal with the light from the monitor? Do you keep the three metres of distance to the screen in a well-lit room like the anime tell you at the episodes' beginnings?
A factor that has to be considered: color schemes, font types. Apparently reading white text on a dark background isn't as beneficial as it may sound promising at first; you may want to assure that the monitor isn't the only light source in the room when you look at it for many hours per day but the light of the letters' edges flowing into its dark surrounding cause more trouble than reading black text on a white background like when reading a book(is what the sources say). After much hesitation I saw for myself that I had to reconsider my values so I got a serif font while staying at prefering the dark mode, for about every site and program. (And later I wanted to print some pages with my favorite font in bright letters on dark paper but soonly found out about the impossibility of this undertaking.)
I even lowered down the light settings of the monitor but soonly had to recognize that shows and photos and perhaps most of the flashing blisses of experiences, lose their initial stimulating power without enough light.
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I often keep the lights totally off and use my monitor to light up my room


I keep my monitor on as low of a setting as I can manage. I used my colorimeter while adjusting the color levels as well, so I could further reduce the brightness of my monitor while keeping the color accuracy. But, when playing darker games it can be rather difficult to see what's going on, so I'll usually switch to a different mode to see better. As far as preserving my vision is concerned, a major concern I have is glare. Having glare on a screen can apparently increase eye strain by a lot, which somewhat troublesome for me. I sit directly next to a window and have overhead lights that I have no realistic way of preventing glare from, because they're at such a sharp angle from me.

I think for really optimal viewing, it would be great to have OLED monitors, but for some reason they still don't exist... The closest thing you could probably do is maybe find a small 24 inch TV and use that, but the lowest I've seen in the US is 32 inch, so you'd probably have to import one from Korea or Japan where people don't mind smaller TVs. In the meantime I have a really nice CRT monitor from the tail-end of their existence, and it's really nice for watching stuff, but as a nearly 15 year old monitor, it is fairly finicky to use at time, and there is of course the concern that using a CRT monitor could speed up the rate of eye damage beyond typical aging.

>Do you keep the three metres of distance to the screen in a well-lit room like the anime tell you at the episodes' beginnings?
I'm pretty sure the the old saying "you shouldn't sit too close to the TV" is because of CRTs. Although having leaded glass greatly reduces the amount of x-ray emissions, there is still a non-negligible amount of exposure if you sit within a few feet of them. Simply sitting farther back greatly reduces the amount of x-rays you can be exposed to, so that's why it's suggested you sit farther back. Relatedly, if I'm remembering right, I believe larger CRTs required higher voltages to drive the display, and likewise higher brightnesses directly correlates with higher plate current and greater electron emissions, so in the case of really huge TVs from back in the day, it probably was true that for all intents and purposes you might have wanted to be seated 3 meters back. Of course, the amount of x-rays being emitted is still fairly low, but the cumulative exposure is the concern since people would regularly use TVs or computer monitors. I'Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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I think my setup is pretty good since I have a window. There's probably no safe way to stare at a screen for 15 hours every day, though.
I tend to have monitors and handhelds at the lower brightness settings, often the lowest it will go since it will strain my eyes otherwise so I think that's a good thing I've been doing. I use a program called f.lux which lowers the amount of blue light, which also reduces eye strain and is supposed to be good for helping you sleep at proper human times, but I don't think it works on me. There's other programs out there, but I haven't gone searching since it seems like a pretty basic thing.


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This is what f.lux looks like. You schedule the color dimming. I really can't go back to having the bright screen at night.


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We had this thread before.
My room lamp is behind the monitor and the monitor is as bright as background which is well lit. This prevents glare and reduces contrast.

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How are these things supposed to work on kissu now
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or maybe the representation of existing data... this isn't something I've looked into very much.


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The thumbnailing GN uses produces this


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Finally, on 4taba it does this.

Both 4taba and Kissu(Likely Nen and Ota) use ImageMagick convert.
 (let ((port (open-pipe* OPEN_READ "convert" (string-append infile "[0]")
                          "-resize" (string-append max-dimensions "x" max-dimensions ">")

$config['convert_args'] = '-size %dx%d %s -thumbnail %dx%d -auto-orient +profile "*" %s';
(($error = shell_exec_error(($this->gm ? 'gm ' : '') . 'convert ' .
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Perhaps it's the -thumbnail %dx%d that causes it to no longer become an alternate image, but I'm not willing to test this much more


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what else is quite interesting is that if I resave it from >>77408 it loses the ability to have multiple images.

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While thinking on why I enjoy this anime so much I couldn't help but draw parallels to Ninomiya and Roku-gou. In Sentouin the premise was a high-ranking agent from an "evil" company trying to colonize another world. Yet for all the talk about evil and how bad the agents were, you never really got a feel for how he could be considered that bad in the first place, with how pure-hearted and selfless Reoku-gou seemed to be outside of pranking others. Ninomiya, on the other hand, doesn't come from a designated evil organization however he encapsulates "evil" much better than Roku-gou ever came close to doing. All of his ambitions lie in self-interest, he isn't hesitant to take advantage of others or abuse their courtesy, and he's willing to switch sides as it suits him. This is to say, Ninomiya is a complete asshole and most certainly not a good person even if his heroics at times can make him seem better. Roku-gou on the other hand was always doing something for others' sake instead of his own, would never allow harm to come to those he knew, and was always shouldering the blame for others, ready to sacrifice himself for the interests of the world around him. He was so good that I'd argue even Kazuma from the author's previous work was more of an asshole than Roku-gou was. Not to say being an asshole is something all characters should be, but given the premises one character type certainly shines brighter and garners more interest from the viewer.

In short: Meikyuu Black Company good, Sentouin Roku-gou bad.



I also felt that Roku-go seemed like he was trying to be more bad than he actually was.

As far as these two series go, what stuck out to me more was the 'sudden loli appearance' similarity in the plot. I mean, I understand keeping a winning formula, but at least try a little harder to introduce the character in a way that isn't "the loli was thought up before the plot so let's figure out the quickest way to throw her in the story" kind of thing. Dunno if I'm alone in that thinking or not...


Roku-go's personality is told to the audience and the viewer goes along.
Ninomiya's personality is defined by his action and the viewer has to understand him.
One's more of a comedy and the other is more commentary so it's somewhat expected that the audience will go along with Sentouin being less of a well developed story if the gags are funny.

I don't think Sentouin was trying to do anything more than generate some laughs while doing simple commentary on what good and evil are. Ninomya is the opposite where the laughs are secondary to the commentary.

While the two touch on similar themes the usage of the themes and the hook are different. I wouldn't really compare them against one another.


I guess that's fine, or would have been fine if Sentouin performed better as a comedy. As it was, there weren't many times I ever found myself laughing at Sentouin, so instead my mind wandered off more into thinking about the characters and setting. Which given that they weren't really planned to be thought about gave rise to my frustrations with the series.


yeah, the reason I don't like Sentouin was because it didn't do anything very well. More of a simple crowd pleaser.

The gags of 6 vs Ninomya is sex gags vs black comedy so I'm hesitant to compare comedy genre's against one another.
If I were to take Kazuma and compare him to 6 then it's more fair. His character design is built to look like a brat and his backstory is one that explains why he would behave in certain ways. 6 is like a kid in an adult's body for no reason.


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I have to admit, this anime does a really good job at keeping me on edge because I've got no idea what'll happen next. Expected that Ninomiya would have at least some potential for magical growth, but I guess he's screwed in that department.

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How does /qa/ quench their thirst and refuel their electrolytes?
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I prefer Powerthirst


Based on what?


based on Brawndo


nice, always wanted to drink meth


Did the humor get old or did I just get old? I wonder if the new generation laughs out loud to this.

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What would you do if you found a way to get rid of the need to sleep?
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I recall that one other important function is that the brain detoxifies itself during sleep.


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dunno. what's it like to be awake?


i would not sleep


I'd jerk off a whole lot


id hide it because I love to sleep and I love being awake when everyone else is asleep

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For some reason "can" seems wrong... like it should be cann or something


was thinking about that webm ysterday


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> /qa/
quality anger


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I do not like this image.


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Then why are you posting it?


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I guess I should have said "I don't like that image," huh?

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Do you listen to music in the background while simultaneously doing other things which are less mind-occupying yet diminuish your attention to the music and are deprived of your attention due to the music? And BGM isn't so easy to choose to make sure you still can do things and don't get worn out, it can't be too sad, too fast... So what are your criteria for background music you listen to?
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it has little to do with the content and much more if i have listened the song 100+ times or not, and among these more energetic music boosts my work morale more and doesn't distract me
meanwhile any new music will grab 100% of my attention, no matter how relax it is


cute miku


I attached her image because I thought she looked a bit like Yuno.


I go for more instrumental jam type stuff when im playing games or doing work or something, lots and lots of Grateful Dead. the music works really well for going in and out of paying attention as a lot of times the great moments take some time to build to. also a lot of jams that meander around without really grabbing you at any one time, its music that flows and feels like it could go on forever which is why I think it’s perfect for these types of situations


I don't know when it happened exactly, but I mostly stopped listening to music when I'm doing things that require thought. When I did, though, I remember that lyrics were definitely way too distracting. Instruments are good. Calming, soothing instrumentals are the best.
Actually, I'm going to turn on some Atelier music right now and see how it affects my posting..

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Today I was at the store and feeling a bit nostalgic I bought and ate a Mr Goodbar. However, contrary to my memories it was absolutely tasteless, complete rubbish candy. It made me think of a greater question about these products, including stuff like Dunkin Donuts' donuts and most other big name candies/snacks as well. How do these products stay on shelves while they're so trash? Are there really people that go out and buy them because they like it, it just doesn't seem possible with their abysmal quality and usually superior foods/candies stocked right next to them on shelves.


I think the degradation of quality in certain brands is like a frog boiling; it's been going on for years, steadily being watered down so that from month to month or year to year, there isn't much difference, but over the course of a few years the total difference becomes quite large. Another possibility is just that they're slowly adding more preservatives or something that subtly alters the taste profile because they expect for their candies and things to stay on shelves longer, or something like that? Either way, the change is so gradual most people probably don't really recognize them changing at all. Their existence, like with most things, is almost certainly down to name recognition. Another thing to think about is that most candy and food brands are owned by mega conglomerates that own a bunch of other brands too, for instance Pespi Co. indirectly owns Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut through another company that they spun off called "Yum! Brands" So even if they have one product that is underselling, they can still maintain shelf presence through the sale of other things.


Narcotics, sugary products, caffeine products, anything which isn't water and bread are targeted at a group of addicts who buy a dozen times of the amount a stasticially normal person would get.


Other than US entertainment, I don't think so. I don't live in the US though. The quality of food has been going up in many countries since people are realizing(beyond the moral beliefs of the past and with scientific reasoning) that sugar, alcohol and meat are dangerous to have constantly.

I think as a kid we liked sugar much more than as adults. Junk food isn't as nice and our bodies are saying that eating this a lot will end up giving you gout.


I tried Cheetos for the first time recently after they were released where I live. They were absolutely disgusting. I have no clue how Americans eat those things.


A new PV for the Tsukihime remake just came out, it doesn't look as bad as first impressions led me to believe it'd be.
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Was reading some news articles about it, and it seems Nasu has made comments to the effect that "playing this game will help you gain a deeper understanding of the F/GO world". I want to be optimistic and brush it off as him simply alluding to the fact that it takes place in the Nasuverse, but I wouldn't be surprised if he shoehorned some F/GO tie-in bullshit into the game. Ah well.

Anyway, about two weeks left.


Well the characters are in F/GO, so maybe he means understanding those characters better?


Are we going to be having a /qa/ melty lobby when it comes out?


of course


Not very far in, but I have to say they did a great job, it looks and sounds fantastic. Too bad I only own a Switch Lite, because it's a bit of a pain in the ass to play on a small screen. I am seriously considering buying a TV and a new console.

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