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When does sameface become a problem for you?
Is the perception of this problem's severeness inversely proportional to the severeness of an obsessiveness-factor in human brains?
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Sameface isn't a problem for me.


Depends on the content. If it's original content I don't mind it at all as long as the face is cute, but I find it terrible when it's fan art (unless they draw something as hot as the original, which is super rare).


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I don't mind it, I may even prefer it, depending on what it infers. There are plenty out there who would label any consistent art style as being "sameface", but for the most part it means having similar facial structure for most characters so that they don't all look like anatomically different caricatures instead. I think it makes things look more mature. Even then, they usually have different face formatting for characters that need it; like animals, old people, big gruff type characters and so on.

Frontwing basically had two different go-to artists up until around 2015 — being Fumio and Watanabe. In a visual novel like Grisaia, they both designed separate characters. Despite this making them have "differentface", it didn't look too jarring because their art styles at the time meshed pretty well. It's only around the time they both worked on Hatsumira that Watanabe's art had begun to lean in on a certain style and their differences became more noticeable. I think having something like different artists for every single chracter would look odd, honestly.


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I really like Watanabe's art. The Monogatari girls are some of the sexiest and most beautiful in the industry. I read Grisaia as well.

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Are people who like 2D-related content nicer than other people on average? It does seem like they are in the imageboard context at least.
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I'm not that nice, and I don't think I'm an outlier from the average in the context of imageboards.


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I think it's generally true on imageboards as someone said, but I'd also add the caveat that it excludes the smug reaction image stuff that is used in a completely different way. The smug anime images themselves aren't bad, but they're often used for judgmental posts that don't really fit the friendly nature that people might expect from 2D posters. It's kind of interesting in a way that the proliferation of smug images is what kills former favorites. Cancerman and frogboy were both empathetic figures used to share an anonymous person's emotions and vulnerability, but they got their smug versions and that was completely erased. I think I've gone a bit off-topic...
People generally like looking at cute or pretty things and when you choose to upload them you want to share the feeling you get with it to others. I don't think it's much more complex than that.


>but they got their smug versions and that was completely erased
That's true for the frog but not Wojak. Wojak became popular as a "this is you" caricature used to demean someone, ultimately resulting in soyposting and birthing an entirely new cancerous culture based on that.


That happened later. The smug thing happened around 2014-15 and the other garbage was like 2017-18


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I don't remember a smug version of Wojak floating around. If it did it wasn't as popular as what you're implying.

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The Healer Girls anime seemed like a pretty ambitious and extremely well produced project for an anime where I didn't instantly recognize any of the main cast's voices. So it got me thinking and an idea popped into my mind, which looking at the seiyuu pages pretty much confirmed.


The anime seems like a test of promising new seiyuu talents with the supporting cast being mostly already confirmed pros. And so far I think they're doing a pretty good job. I think it's interesting to see things like this that show a promotion of new talents over staying with the same safe bets forever (like dubs do), what about /qa/?


I think most j-pop sucks, so I'm not going to watch the damn show no matter how good the seiyuus are. But good luck to all of them and I hope they will be able to fulfill their dreams.


It wasn't really j-pop sung in it though...


What does that anime have to do with your hate for j-pop?


it wasn't? i'm going to watch the first episode now and it better not disappoint.

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why do they make wine in such a gross way...
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the real fun of the event is getting to nibble at their toes later on!


I was about to say that there seems to be a huge absence of this stuff when it comes to foot fetish art. Granted, I don't go looking for it so I only see what people post, but I've never seen it. Maybe it's not common enough knowledge in Japan?


wish this appeared in manga more
imagine the degree of paris syndrome the japanese will get when they grow up reading about cute girls stepping on grapes to make wine then they find out that in real life it's done by fat gross old men


To be fair, the japanese like fat gross old men more than most


My sources tell me it's actually coreans living in japan who like it.

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I have a confession to make: I don't like the way K-ON looks. It's stuck in that weird transitional KyoAni artstyle that also made Haruhi look weird at the time. Euphonium, Amagi and Dragon Maid look much, much better than it.

What are some other anime artstyles that you are put off by?


>transitional KyoAni artstyle
Like this?


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>Euphonium, Amagi ... look much, much better than it.
Sheesh. Next you're going to say Hyouka looked better than Lucky Star.


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I can't think about anything style for k-on. Without this style, it would lose this little touch that make it feel so great.


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i know what you mean


I like the art style.

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Can't believe the last one hit bump limit!
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You want em, we pout em


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Mmm hmm


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You want more? We got more


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Too young for you? We have slightly older


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Yep, quite a pouty first episode

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Post a word which you think it sounds funny, from any language. I'll start: flabbergasted.
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I realized that I cannot read the words "autism/autistic" in a serious context without cracking up. Imageboards ruined me.


german for airplane, just sounds so silly


found a funny word: goniometer

Go-knee-oh-meter? gon-i-oh-meter?? goyniometer?

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How do you find an image which you want to use but don't have it saved with you at the moment? Google images? Archives? Boorus? I saved this one from warosu for example. Sometimes archives don't work because they don't always keep the images.
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Yeah, all of the above. A "trick" of mine is just searching for a descriptive filename on the archives because it's usually the case that someone will have saved an image and given it a name.


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I try google, but 99% of the time it doesn't have it so I just do without it.
I should probably organize my images, but I know I never will


If I have the patience or care to do so I just ask someone on /wsr/ if they have it.
Works well most of the time if you can be descriptive.


If I had a lot of images and was actually good at programming, I'd set up a way to search by color.


I think yandex is a superior image search engine, because it looks for pictures rather than ads for things it tries to sell you.


Why did stuff from the 90s and early 00s used to be so careless with spoilers? A popular example would be next episode previews of anime, but here's a more subtle one; the Silent Hill 2 opening. If you have played and finished the game you'll realize it's absolutely full of spoilers. It begins with a Maria scene which happens pretty late into the game and reveals a lot about her.
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I can't remember if the other JoJo OPs we're like the first one, but I was pretty impressed once I realized that the OP was actually a point for point abbreviated retelling of the whole anime.


Or at least the first arc. It's been a while since I watched JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.


Yeah I wouldn't really classify that as spoilers though, more of a hint instead. The SH2 one absolutely is though. You're not supposed to see that Maria scene so early.


I know the other Jojo OP/EDs adapted throughout the story to include more spoilers as the anime went on so that reveals would then be included in the OP.



I think it was around the late PS2 era that I stopped watching video game intros because of spoilers. JRPGs especially would end up clearly introducing every party member to you and a bad guys as well. Hell, sometimes it even shows the final party against the final boss.
Why the hell do they do this? It's worse than the "oh this guy has a character portrait so he's important" thing.

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Takagi-san is like a sweeter and non-gross version of Nagatoro. Why is Nagatoro so much more popular than it though? Because it's shocking sometimes? The internet does seem to be somewhat obsessed with shock stuff.
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>and it was certainly popular in Japan because no one will pay for an anime adaptation because of some guys on an English imageboard.
Seems you weren't around for Watamote. I was very surprised it got an adaptation back then since the manga had terrible sales in Japan. But I guess that doesn't apply in Nagatoro's case since it has sold a good amount in comparison.


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While Takagi isn't your run off the mill anime girl there is also nothing very unusual about her. Compare that to Nagatoro who's each characteristics are very uncommon.
Takagi anime is cute, but Nagatoro is good for laughs and exploits gap moe very well.


Nagatoro had this wild aspect where she could go to far but not be able to stop herself, it made her character stick out among the other romcom girls who tease the boy. I would say that its less shock and more interest that follows someone being able to draw out a more extreme relationship that still resolves into something nice. It helps that Nagatoro is pretty lewd. Of course it doesn't really matter in the end because Nagatoro mellows out after awhile and Senpai ends up becoming stronger, if you read it start to most recent now I think your losing out on the sense of gradual development as Nagatoro and the manga itself start to get less extreme and more casual and fun. It was only Nagatoro and the main friends for so long because she was unpredictable enough to hold attention, when she became all in love and only teasing level with Senpai there needed to be other characters added or there wouldnt be much reason to keep reading.
Maybe I'm being overly defensive as Nagatoro was the first manga where I can say I've been following since the start but I also stopped reading around a year ago because it had gotten to sweet and not-gross.


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>Seems you weren't around for Watamote
I was, and I remember the dick pic fiasco, but do you really think someone pitches an anime adaptation to Japanese executives with such info and it works?
"Some foreigners post some images from it. No, they don't buy anything. Why would that matter? Anyway, check out these repost numbers on the archive! I expect at least four cours."

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Looking forward to watching anything?
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Sounds like you don't appreciate the sophisticated nuances of dark comedy. I figured most people who use imageboards would enjoy that type of humor.


I am watching it now and liking it so far. Thanks


akebi, kuroitsu, police in a pod, and bisco all pulled through for me yaaay
im so good at picking shows i like


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That was a beautiful final episode for Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san, all the local villains and heroes teaming up the defeat the evil foreign corporation, truly beautiful. Love these kind of episodes. I think Blader now knows who the Agustia employee he'd been fighting against now, or maybe he's a dense one.


I liked how they made the foreign villains CG while it was never used for any of the other characters before that point.

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One thing that gets in the way of people trying to learn Japanese is that your memory is like a hard drive with only so much storage space it can take, so in order to memorize all those kanji you have to discard other information that your brain deems unnecessary. I have no idea how this works, but I often find myself forgetting things I used to remember easily before, so it must be my brain filtering out that information which isn't necessary anymore (in its own opinion). This is the same reason why Japanese people have trouble learning a second language. All the storage space is already taken by theirs.
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It's more like core memory, where the act of reading data causes it to be altered.

Anyways, I think memory has like 3 levels:
short term - immediate memory. from within a few minutes to hour. easy to recall.
medium term - what people probably think of as "long term". slight difficulty or inaccuracy in recollection. often has some value. may spontaneously remember about occasionally.
long term - like archived storage. difficult to recall. usually only able to remember after some reminder that triggers a memory.

>the brain can recreate events by activating specific strings in “convergence/divergence zones” and then accessing all the scattered details attached to the string.
Sounds like how archiving algorithms work. Replacing repeated sequences with a common term. Although in this case because neurons aren't binary, it's probably more like creating new neural pathways or something.


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Yeah, you don't want to discard that precious old Simpsons information, right?


Knowledge of S1-S7 Simpsons is pretty important in internet interactions in the 35+ crowd. If internet diplomats existed it'd be something you would need to study


>internet diplomats
This is a pretty cool idea. Like something out of a cyberpunk novel. Some sort of net liaison between sites to prevent conflict so the cyberspace tubes don't get clogged during the ensuing rival flame wars.


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ecks dee

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The VTuber Review!
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rabbit rabbit


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ah dang I was too late for the review!


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I didn't realize you all were so excited about vtubers. If you wanted some threads about them all you had to do was ask me.


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moriyashrine.org, the famous touhou fansite where a lot of people downloaded Touhou games from back in the day is suffering from a DMCA armageddon of sorts:
I don't think this is going to be very detrimental to people that know their way around the internet, but this could be a blow to people new to Touhou that actually want to play the games in English. The follow-up posts are saying he's looking for a new host, but that'll take time and this serves as a reminder that we live in a different kind of internet these days.
I wonder if this means ZUN is becoming more interested in further commercializing Touhou, or if this is just something that somehow escaped his or his lawyer's notice for so long somehow. He's been aware of Western stuff like this so I think the latter seems unlikely.
What's your opinion on this?
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It's weird hearing westerners say stuff like this. You know that also applies to you, right?


He's right though.


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What do you mean? Aren't we all Japanese speaking English as a second language? Have I been bamboozled?


How is it weird?


Because it's self defeating logic. If the opinions of western fans don't matter, then the statement "western fans don't matter" is worthless, since it was said by a westerner.

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A meta comedy about Sentai... I feel that if Flamenco taught me anything it's that I can't expect anything.
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This shows kinda reminds me of Sunred


Was absolutely amazed by the breast animation in this scene. It's possibly the best in years.


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and there he is


oh wow i didn't even notice


So THIS is where all the budget went.

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