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R:8 / I:2
Do you prefer magical portals or scientific portals? Do you find the material of portal boundaries alluring? Which objects and places could be serving as portals unbeknownst to passersby?
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Haven and Hearth is having another world reset on october 13th if anyone is interested in playing.
The game is free and is part mmo part survival game that's a bit hard to describe but what you essentially do is progress your character, explore and build in one big persistent world.
To play you can hit play on the website or download a custom client from the forum (ender is the one I use); not much point in starting right now though as everything will be reset soon.
http://www.havenandhearth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=74635&sid=70dd35c7cd8d78306829601517e1c208
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One thing I've noticed kissu never does is baneposting
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Giving Back to Kissu

I tend to nag people to post their cat pictures here so it's only fair that I post some of my own. Here is the (late) kitty I had when I lived with my parents. I had her since I was eight years old and she lived to around 15 years.
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Media News Thread

This is a thread for sharing general news about anime or video games or other entertainment that you don't feel like making a thread for.

I find myself not wanting to make a new thread for stuff and then I either forget about it or I put it in the blog thread as a last resort, which is quite awkward. Maybe other people feel that way, too. Well, here's an attempt to fix that.
This is not a containment area for such news, rather it's just a more centralized thread to put it when you don't want to create a new thread to share some info before moving on to something else.
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/qa/-pout

pouting at the fact that kissu has a bump limit
R:16 / I:12
Ohayouuu!
Continuing from >>105100, I'll be streaming Hidamari S3, Hoshimittsu, its specials, and SP. It'll be eight episodes on Friday and eight on Sunday, at 6PM EST as usual.
It'll be lighter than last time, but still, remember to take a nap and drink some coffee beforehand.

Right here: https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/widehall
R:9 / I:0
You ever notice, that in almost every subculture based around media, that consumption on your phone is considered a faux pas. Which I get it, its hard to appreciate stuff made for a larger screen or even movie theater on a little cell but it feels great to watch things in bed
R:22 / I:4

Autumn 2023 Anime

So, what anime are you planning on watching this season? There's quite a few major sequels and continuations and some new stuff that looks great as well.

https://www.livechart.me/fall-2023/tv
https://anilist.co/search/anime?year=2023&season=FALL
R:47 / I:12

puzzle thread

https://jiggie.fun/yyt9iZ
R:72 / I:20

Video Games

General video games thread since the other one hit the bump limit. What are you playing? What are you looking forward to?
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Have you played any "ero" (a Japanese word meaning 'erotic') games lately?
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Projects

Have you been working on anything? Art, programming, etc.
R:70 / I:31

/qa/ works on the /qa/ mansion

https://www.gameroomcity.com/products/full-sized-3-sided-cocktail-table-arcade-game-with-1-162-classic-golden-age-midway-games-and-trackball

Gonna get one of these for the /qa/ mansion it'll be boson. What are you guys contributing?
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What music has /qa/ been listening to lately?
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I'm a VR now.
R:206 / I:106

/qa/ bump when drunk

MONKEY PUMP
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Summer 2023 Anime

There's a whole lot less this season, what does /qa/ plan to watch?

https://www.livechart.me/summer-2023/tv?sortby=airdate
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Japanese Learning Thoughts

I want to nakadashi *girl* has become a popular phrase on imageboards (mostly 4chan). But it's a mix of Japanese and English. If I was going to say "I want to cum inside Holo" fully in Japanese, how would I go about doing that? In the English sentence, nakadashi is a loan word and it is the action being done, but in Japanese I don't think 中出し is a verb. Can it be verbified by adding する to it? And then you conjugate it to say you "want" to do it. So the end result would be 私はホロで中出ししたい which would translate to I want to cum inside Holo. Am I correct?

Japanese is fun to learn.
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Factorio Space Exploration Server Thread

SERVER IS UP
factory.kissu.moe:34197

If you need to manually install mods on a pirated client, put the contents of the following file into your factorio mods folder under appdata/roaming/factorio/mods:
Mod files
More Mod files(Merge these into the first folder)

Initial post:

We're fast-approaching the time of year where plenty of people are available, and there's a lull in media content to keep people entertained. So, I was thinking it'd be a great time to start up a Factorio server and play with Kissu! The plan is to play on a really big modpack known as Space Exploration which should ensure the server lasts a long while, and also that every person can be helpful even if they're new and it's late into the game. You see, this particular Factorio modpack revamps and expands Factorio beyond the typical endgame where you need to build a rocket out of the world, to where you will now need to escape the entire stellar cluster! Utilizing multiple planets and a space base in the process to reach this goal, Space Exploration forces the players to learn every aspect of it to keep their factory properly running. Especially with the added feature of bot decay which really changes the dynamic of the late game.

With all that said, I think it'd be good to get a head start and begin to discuss things related to Factorio related to optimizing Factories, or maybe even teaching new players/people that want to test things out how it all works. There's a lot to learn about the game and it can make it feel a bit daunting to new people at the start, so if you want to try starting up a world and seeing what makes sense and what doesn't initially I highly recommend it! Also remember that the server will be a group effort so there's no need to worry if you're not particularly good at one aspect since others should be able to help out as well!

I'll be available in the steam chat ( https://s.team/chat/NUIbnP7U ) to give anyone who may want to try out the game a copy, or you can pirate it and download the mods yourself if you so wish to do so. I plan on actually opening up the server sometime a little after Christmas, so there should be plenty of time to talk in here before then.
R:86 / I:16

Neat websites

Found a neat youtube player
http://cyberspaceandtime.com/sWJZCOAnjCioYPawt14P5moc0cAbE.video+related
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To what extent -- if at all -- do you think people should be protected from information hazards? Should the spirit of preserving free speech supersede ethical considerations?

To be clear, I would define an information hazard as any piece of information which can reasonably be assumed to potentially result in harm to others or oneself. Many things would fall under this definition, such as instructions on the creation of a weapon to direct encouragement or instruction to commit self-harm. Taking a more broad view, there is also information that by virtue of knowing presents a tangible and credible risk to the person who knows said information -- for example, self-incriminating knowledge or, as previously mentioned, information on self-harm. I would exclude non-intrinsic sources of potential harm, such as social media, because a medium itself cannot be a source of harm, but it is instead the content within it that may harm others.

I began thinking about this after learning of a particular place that encourages and celebrates self-harm to the extent of providing information, means, and validation. I have also for a long time been under the impression that mass media reporting on certain topics, such as mass shootings, naturally increases and tacitly encourages their prevalence.
R:159 / I:91
Do you have any experience gardening?
I decided that I'm going to attempt gardening this year. My dad grew up on a farm and we had crops in the backyard when I was a kid. I still have the old tilling machine that's in good shape and some other rusty tools, but I don't have a hammer to mine silver from nearby rocks so I won't be able to upgrade the stuff.
I think it's too late for my geographic location to start growing early Spring stuff from seeds, so I need to buy some that are already a few weeks old from a local nursery, or maybe online? This stuff sounds kind of fun as long as your expectations are reasonable.
R:19 / I:7
In a world in which extremes are constantly spotlighted, what does it take for media to be truly 'edgy'?
R:11 / I:2

Rurouni Kenshi and Remakes

The new rurouni kenshin looks flippin GOOD (Although not on the level of Tsuioku good but that's impractical). Which is nice for me because depending on how much they adapt this is probably up in my top 3 greatest battle shounens of all time. Would be amazing if this goes beyond just re-adapting what the anime already covered and properly doing justice to the later manga arcs because that's the greatest fault of the original IMO. Although the new OP is definitely no sobakasu..... It's hard to top a 10/10 opening I wish the new one was at least comparable...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JQ8O5g2RXI

Anyways, with this I kinda wonder what /qa/ thinks about the uptick in higher budget remakes of older anime? I find it a bit worrying because of the precedent Hollywood set with it, but everything so far has been pretty quality (This, Urusei Yatsura, Mahoujin Guru Guru come to mind). Also as a positive it seems that these new remakes, if source material has updated since the original, are doing more the Brotherhood style of remake in which they adapt the source material more accurately and to its conclusion instead of just being an advertisement. In a way I think I'd actually prefer more of these since I hate the way so many older anime are just sitting in the "next season never" bin and if a full remake is what's needed to see them adapted to finish then so be it. I will happily eat up the Spice and Wolf remake if that's what'll be done as well.
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media screenshot/video thread for stuff you don't necessarily want to make a thread for
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food

Didn't have any basil for my pizza so I put thyme on it instead.
It's not a bad substitute. It's pretty good in its own right.
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Please talk to me about something.
R:19 / I:8

(´・ω・) Shobon (・ω・`)

(´・ω・`)
Also called Denko or Shoboon and probably other things, this lovable little kaomoji is a living legend.
Did you know Shobon is starring in an upcoming otaku-oriented anime? It's true.
Let's have a thread where we talk about and post about him.
R:197 / I:37

/qa/'s thoughts on AI

There's two threads on /qa/ for different AI generation content and help. A thread on the morality and ethics of AI. One about the future potential AI holds. One on >>>/megu/ for more in-depth help with specifics. Then scattered about across all the boards some threads using AI generation for image openers and such. However, none of these actually encompass kissu's opinion on AI!

So, what do you /qa/eers think of AI currently? Do you like it, dislike it, find it useful in any meaningful way at all? Or are you simply not interested in the output of algorithms?

I myself find AI to be a useful tool in generating the kind of content I've either exhausted the available stock of or are gated off by some hurdle I need to spend more time overcoming. When it comes to text/story generation, it's like a CYOA playground where I play the role of DM and set up all the lore/situations/characters, and then the AI acts out events as I lay out the flow of the story. This creates a more interactive experience for me than just writing out a story myself for some reason, and I find it highly addictive. Then for AI art generation, I find that AI works wonders for filling a specific niche taste I have, or specific scenario I want to create an image for. It really is quite amazing in my eyes, and I have hopes for it getting even better in the future.
R:7 / I:2

Fun Facts!

Does /qa/ have any more fun facts to share?

I learned recently that prior WWI, many towns in the US spoke the language of the immigrants who moved there, but due to intense Germanophobia, schools began teaching in English exclusively and gradually the US became a de facto English-first speaking country despite having no official language.
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Dreams thread

What have you been dreaming recently?
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Pixiv vs Twitter

Which side does /qa/ take? Obviously pixiv would probably be better for searching (although boorus are even more preferable for that) and viewing a long list of art at once. However, in recent days I've been using twitter's feed more and I think that in terms of discovering new artists and likewise finding interesting stuff from people you haven't already followed it's a lot more convenient. Also the previews are a lot easier to see. So in terms of finding content, which do you think makes for the better go-to feed?
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Anime Goods

Finally started my "buyfag" life; albeit not anywhere near the level I've dreamt of, with only second hand stuff so far.
What anime goods have you bought /qa/?
R:8 / I:2
Have you seen the xbox leaks from the FTC case /qa/? It's pretty huge with internal plans leaked, Fallout 3/Oblivion remasters confirmed (why not the older ones...), and acquisition attempts they tried to make or were in talks of.

https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23880795/microsoft-leaked-xbox-documents-court

Also does anyone know if somebody saved the entire thing?
R:9 / I:3

Other uses of Anki

You know, I was just thinking about this since I've been using Anki a whole lot recently to learn and remember kanji, but daily flash cards that you use to recall and keep fresh learned material seems like a pretty good way not to lose and waste knowledge. For instance, I don't often use all the theorems, lemmas, formulas, equations, methods, etc. from back when I was really deep into studying mathematics. However, if I made or used an Anki deck for it I could probably help myself to retain a fair bit of those couldn't I? Has anyone on kissu tried this, or are there better methods for retaining that kind of mathematical knowledge?
R:29 / I:15

Path of Exile

The new league starts in a few hours so I thought I'd advertise the /qa/ mansion guild here in case anyone wants to play it. We're around 6-7 right now, but I have enough guild slots so that we can accommodate pretty much the whole /jp/ spinoff population that still plays games (upper limit of 30-ish if I'm assuming generously). The bulk of us are going to be playing on softcore-ruthless so I'd recommend doing that too if you want to reap the benefits of a shared use stash. But, anyone that just wants a bunch of free space can join to use it in normal/hc too. We have a good deal of space https://files.catbox.moe/b6cox8.jpg so poor NEETs can enjoy the convenience of paying without needing to spend a dime.

So if you're interested post your userid or character name ITT if you want me to invite you, we're fine with anyone that's not a complete subhuman.
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/qa/ works out!

Whenever you see this thread go and get some exercise! You can't just laze around all day as a NEET!
R:131 / I:60
So the DDDDD thread made me realize that kissu doesn't really have any threads dedicated to manga that I could find. The focus seems to be too much on seasonal anime. I realize that this is because manga is much harder to find/follow than seasonal stuff as there are no clear guidelines for it and Westerners don't read comics nearly as much as the Japanese do.

Anyway, what manga have you been reading recently? I just read the latest chapter of Shimeji Simulation a few days ago. As with anything made by Tsukumizu so far it is great. Definitely recommend it to everyone here and I do hope it eventually gets an anime adaption as well like SSR.
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Do you like classical music?
R:58 / I:27
Probably been forever since the last time you picked up a bullethell isn't it /qa/, go pick one up right now and see how far you can get!
R:16 / I:10
Draw Elle. Do it. Do it now.
R:15 / I:2
I'm going back to school and taking a python course and I find it pretty difficult. Would anyone be able to help me? My current assignment is to:

-Create a list of IP addresses (device_ip)
-Create a tuple of MAC addresses (device_mac)
-Create a set of device types (device_type

The part I get stuck on:

-List and Dictionary: Create a list named device_types. This list should contain the device type for each device corresponding to the IP address in your device_ip list and the MAC address in your device_mac tuple. Ensure that 'router' is the first device type in this list, and that the list contains at least one of each other device type.
(We are creating an additional list named device_types to manage the mapping of device types to their corresponding IP and MAC addresses.)

-Create a dictionary named network_inventory. The dictionary’s keys should be the IP addresses from your device_ip list. Each value in the dictionary will itself be a dictionary with two keys: 'MAC' and 'Type'. The 'MAC' key corresponds to the MAC address from device_mac, and 'Type' corresponds to a device type from your device_types list.

Not really sure how to go about the fourth step. I've read through the chapter twice and even researched more on lists/dictionarys, can't really find anything to help me. I know I'm retarded but if anyone could provide insight I'd appreciate it.
R:15 / I:4
What's the highest frequency /qa/ can hear?

https://frequencygenerator.app/
R:96 / I:34

Stupid questions thread

How I stop Furryfox from saving images as .webp?
R:142 / I:58

Best time to build a PC?

Right now it seems to be a good time to build a PC:
CPUs and GPUs are coming back in stock.
GPU price dropped to MSRP, thanks to the end of GPU crypto mining.
New generation, low availability technologies are cropping up like PCIe 4, DDR5, RTX 4090, AM5 socket, diverting consumer attention away from previous gen.
M.2 SSDs are cheaper than ever, and will be even cheaper in the near future because of flash memory chip oversupply.

What does /qa/ think about building a PC now?
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Does /qa/ still listen to music?

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What is kissu's opinion on Genshin Impact? Don't think I've ever seen it mentioned here before.
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Surely, /qa/ recognizes this butt or on the other hand bulge, right? Nier and Automata were the only Yoko Taro games I'd actually played before deciding to go and finish each of them in their entirety. And while similar to Drakengard in story quality, the gameplay for these RPGs actually sucks you in.

So what experience or opinions does /qa/ have with the series, or Taro in general? Automata's got an anime out right now that I've been putting on hold until I beat everything, but maybe people have seen and enjoyed it as well.
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Armored Core

I am... a Raven!
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Let's talk to AI Characters

MORE AI STUFF! It's weird how this is all happening at once. Singularity is near?

Alright, there's another AI thing people are talking about, but this time it shouldn't be very controversial:
https://beta.character.ai/
Using a temporary email service (just google 'temporary email') you can make an account and start having conversations with bots. (Write down the email though because it's your login info)
But, these bots are actually good. EXTREMELY good. Like, "is this really a bot?" good. I talked with a vtuber and had an argument and it went very well. Too well, almost. I don't know how varied the stuff is, but they're really entertaining when I talked to Mario and even a vtuber.
Sadly, it's gaining in popularity rapidly so the service is getting slower and it might even crash on you.

It says "beta" all over the site, presumably this is in the public testing phase and once it leaves beta it's going to cost money, so it's best to have fun with this now while we still can (and before it gets neutered to look good for investors or advertisers).
R:7 / I:2
Always found it funny how "Chris" is used as a girl's name in Japan. Is there a deeper meaning behind this, or does クリス just sound girly to them?
R:19 / I:1
With such a high output of pornographic content in Japan(and cultural neighbors) and the US(Cartoon or 3DPD), why do people settle for anything less than exactly what you want? If you just look a bit harder you can find basically anything. With a bit of messaging you can find someone who will erp or you can find an artist putting out something interesting.
Yet we settle with these AI generations which put together lower quality outputs with minimal effort? Is it novelty, an outlet for creativity when you don't want effort or something else?
R:94 / I:22

SRB2Kart

Hey Kissu Kissu! Would you like to play Sonic Karts sometime? I have created an addon pack with some fun stuff included! If someone else is willing to host it, that would be cool, but if not, I can always do it myself.

The download includes everything needed to host and play the game, plus a custom client created by 4/vm/ that adds new features to the game.

Game plus addons download: https://mega.nz/file/mJYUhJBR#UmY_51jm0gQkjk3uZa512Z09T75V8GujKVscg7clX0s

4/vm/ client source code: https://gitlab.com/c3851/srb-2-k-cep

Stuff added via addons:- Custom characters! https://files.catbox.moe/v72z70.webm If you have characters you want, feel free to suggest more!
- Wide variety of tracks. About 42 map packs worth of maps!
- A Kissu theme pack with custom music and graphics on the voting screen.
- The in-game HUD is colorized to your chosen color, including the new speedometer and drift gauge.
- A hitfeed that shows when people hit each other or fall off the map.
- Timers on the bottom of the screen that shows how long your sneakers, your mini-turbos, or you being spun-out lasts
- A simple trick system. Tap brake after a jump to get a small speed boost when landing. It is on a cool down timer after you do it.
- Air-braking like CTR. By holding brake in the air, you can make yourself fall faster, which is useful for landing faster after big jumps!
- Gold, silver and bronze signposts for the first 3 people to finish a race
- Voteable alternative gametypes like Combi Ring, HPMOD, War and WeatherMod. Type vote in the console to see more things that you can vote for!
- Various balance changes which can be shown by pressing Tab.

Alternative votable gametypes explanation:Combi Ring:
You and another person are linked together and must work together to complete a race. Things your partner does affect you, so be careful of friendly fire. Press Custom 1 or Custom 2 to tell your partner to turn a direction.

HPMOD:
As you race, you will have a HP bar that will decrease as you get hit or fall off the track.

War:
Collect items, hit people and complete laps to add time to your timer, last one standing wins.

WeatherMod:
Similar to the weather system in Touhou 10.5 and 12.3. As the race goes on, random effects will occur that can change how the game works, play around them to win.

Info for hosts:The port you need to have fowarded is 5029.
The startserver-* script is needed to load all addons in this pack so be sure to use it.
R:16 / I:6
I'm reading Tiger Mother. That got me thinking about what my parenting style would be like. I'd pay for piano lessons and swimming lessons. I'd have some Draw 50 books on hand and some video tutorials on how to tap dance. Have the kid work through Summer Bridge workbooks. Buy a ton of novels from the thrift shop. What would you do with your (hypothetical) child?
R:12 / I:2
Is /qa/ looking forwards to what'll most likely be Miyazaki's swan song?
R:23 / I:1
Holy hell,
I can not wait to program Python in FUCKING WINDOWS in MS OFFICE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
R:260 / I:156
Anyone else been messing around with the stable diffusion algorithm or anything in a similar vein?
It's a bit hard to make it do exactly what you want but if you're extremely descriptive in the prompt or just use a couple words it gives some pretty good results. It seems to struggle a lot with appendages but faces come out surprisingly well most of the time.

Aside from having a 3070 i just followed this guide I found on /g/ https://rentry.org/voldy to get things setup and it was pretty painless.
R:7 / I:1
Do you ever open the profiles of random youtube commenters and look through their uploads?
Just yesterday I found a 12yr old vid with 1.7k views but 3.9k comments, turns out the OP was using it as a log for his ongoing fanfic. Pretty neat stuff.
R:4 / I:2
Is Discord's poor runtime performance an aspect of it being built on top of the Electron Framework or is it down to how they programmed it? Perhaps they put too much logic into the JS instead of having the chromium engine handle CSS and HTML manipulation.
R:20 / I:4

The "Bloodstain" HP System

Some games, particularly 1st/3rd person action games feature an HP system which I call the "Bloodstain" system.
These games don't feature health bars, and only indicate when the HP is low through the bloodstains, red filter, and blur filter on screen. Almost all of them also have HP regeneration which gradually takes the bloodstains away.

I think the "Bloodstain" HP system is stupid. Most of these games have directions that focus on realism, but the "Bloodstain" HP system is anything but. When you're hurt in the body, you don't see bloodstains in your eyes. This is even more ridiculous for 3rd person games, as if there are so much blood they splatter and blur all over the camera. The HP regeneration system essentially always regenerates your HP to 100%, because apparently when the bloodstains go away you're magically healed. A standard health bar allows for more flexible HP regeneration systems, like only allowing regeneration up to a certain amount.

Does this system have any redeeming quality compared to other HP systems?
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Video Games

General video games thread. What are you playing? What are you looking forward to?
R:3 / I:1
What skills do you need to have in order to say you're generally good at video games? Like platforming, aim, actions per minute,
R:600 / I:107

imageboard happenings thread

Post interesting or unusual stuff concerning imageboards, textboards or related stuff here. This thread is for a more centralized place of limited discussion, but please feel free to make new threads if you want something more thoroughly discussed.
Imageboard Happening Archives

This thread is cyclical with old replies removed as new posts are made.
Last Archived: February 7th, 2023
R:59 / I:10
"Weeb" or "Otaku", which would you prefer to be called? How do you feel about one word or the other?

i used to not really care either way, but now i feel like "Weeb" has too much of an ironic "WOW I like ANIME, i'm so TRASH" connotation, which i don't really like.
R:27 / I:13
Are you still in-touch with your inner-chuuni? Or have you moved far past those days, or maybe even never had them.
R:25 / I:1
I feel like this is the new ME ME ME in that everyone missed the point of it because they liked the dance
R:164 / I:12
Has anyone read academic works on otaku? The ME!ME!ME! poll made me think about how there are actual dedicated academic analyses of the phenomenon, like this book which seems pretty interesting, as opposed to simple media satires. Though I guess this sort of cultural analysis might not be interesting if you're already in the culture it's talking about.
R:16 / I:3
does kissu watch tokusatsu? what shows have you seen? how would you rank them?
R:63 / I:28

Baldur's Gate 3

So we're about 2 weeks out from the biggest RPG release of potentially the decade. What plans has /qa/ set aside for the release of BG3? Do you have a general idea for what you'll be playing or are you going into it blind, or do you not give two-shits about it because it's a WRPG? I'm looking forwards to playing an Elven Necro and seeing just how fleshed out the summons are for it. Also to see if they let you take an evil route.

From all that I've seen and heard so far about it, the game seems to be rife with player freedom/choice and really expansive with its lore, with the early access version alone being able to clock a few days worth of play. I haven't touched it at all yet because I'm waiting for the finished product, but based on Larian's history and the past Baldur's Gate games I think it has a solid foundation for massive success.
R:14 / I:3
When was the last time you made the mistake of pre-ordering a game? For me it was Rome 2 back in 2013. I got burned hard when they released that unfinished mess of a video game.
R:14 / I:1
How I entertained myself in a psych ward:
- You can floss with utensil wrappers, although it's harder to wiggle the wrapper between certain teeth.
- Progressive calisthenics and isometrics are a subtitute for free weights. Jumping jacks and jogging in place for cardio.
- Golden venture and modular origami are like makeshift Legos.
- Repeatedly sketching your hands and feet in different positions.
- Reading. I had someone on the outside donate about 50 books from a thrift store - a lot more than the 10 they used to have. Just make sure they're paperback.
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AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![\s]
[s heading|font-size:20px]THE IRON..NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![\s]
[s heading|font-size:20px]IT'S KILL...ING .....
ME!!!!!
R:22 / I:6
I kinda wonder, how do people discover new music today? There's such a vast expanse of stuff out there and most all of it is hidden in its own corner of the internet. If you know what you're searching for maybe it's easier, but finding completely new stuff that appeals to you seems like an extremely tough endeavor. Are there any good methods /qa/ knows of or is word of mouth the best way still?
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I wish we just abandoned time zones and communicated in unix timestamps
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Recently I've come across two different channels that seemingly popped outta nowhere and started putting out fairly specific and very high effort content at a pretty decent rate, which then went on to get hundreds of thousands of views. It's weird, so I wanted to share it:

Dogehammer Fortykay makes WarHam animations in the style of Madness Combat with the peculiarity that all humanoids are portrayed as a variation of doge, and they seem to have a pretty good grasp on the lore. Highly likely to have read at least some of the novels.
Mr. also makes animations, mainly centered around Zundamon but also featuring other synthesizers, consisting of absurd situations loaded with Jap memes. Their last video (>>112412) is a song that they wrote, drew, and edited by themselves. Their watermark is a black square, further adding to its oddity.

What motivates someone to straight up drop what they were doing, start from scratch with something so damn specific, and somehow still succeed in an environment where 99.99% of people are stuck with views well below 10k? The whole thing seems crazy to me.
R:11 / I:1
Is there an alternative to YouTube yet?
R:1672 / I:256

february blog

it's come and it won't leave
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Visual Novels

Do you read them? I started reading .jpg related because of that one anon who loves it so much. I find it very soothing so far.
However this is not a thread for only this one, but for visual novels in general. I thought the board was kind of missing one.
R:11 / I:2
Can you describe a circle without referencing its circumference?
R:60 / I:26

Voiceroid fun!

Thanks to a link from a guy that lead to discussion and a link from another guy, we have links to software that makes cute voices!
https://voicevox.hiroshiba.jp/
https://zunko.jp/con_voice.html

I'm using the first link personally because it has Zundamon, which is the absolute cutest artificial voice. I'm making a thread here on /qa/ because the original thread is on /jp/ and /jp/ threads can fall off after a couple weeks and this is too cool to lose that quickly.
R:78 / I:37

Cool Software?

Do you use any software that other people may not know about that you like?
I started using (and eventually even bought!) this thing called Wallpaper Slideshow after trying a bunch of free ones and getting frustrated. https://www.gphotoshow.com/wallpaper-slideshow-pro.php
Basically, you give it folder(s) of your choice and it will assemble a collage image of them and make it your background. You can configure it with a timer that changes it and I have it set to 15 minutes. I had originally used John's Background Switcher that someone thankfully linked to me a few months ago: >>91800 https://johnsad.ventures/software/backgroundswitcher/
I liked this one more because there's less wasted space, more options, and it just generally seems to assemble the image better. I turn it off before I go to bed each night though because I'm worried that it's keeping my hard drive active all day, which probably isn't good. I should maybe research that sometime...

This pairs well with something like Grabber ( https://github.com/Bionus/imgbrd-grabber ) that can bulk download tags from booru sites.
Of course, this stuff is kind of wasteful if you don't have an extra monitor with a wallpaper that's largely visible, but I find myself like that sometimes so it's pretty nice.
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Comiket 101

Day two of C101 is coming up. Is there anything that strike your fancy?
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Imageboards: in the midst of web2.0 death

Recently, it seems that the slow death of web2.0 is being accelerated rapidly. Here I define "web2.0" as openly accessible websites with primarily user-generated and linkable contents.

Other than the well-known examples of mainstream social media and niche communities moving to post-web platforms (where contents aren't openly accessible or linkable, like discord), what's more concerning is that for the remaining holdouts of niche platforms that keep the web2.0 format, more and more of them have switched to invite-only, or have disabled new user registrations altogether. The rationale of these decisions often being that they already have an established userbase and new users often bring more troubles than they worth.

This leaves imageboards and textboards as the only types of web2.0 sites that haven't gone through a significant format or accessibility change. That's a lot less than even the amount of web1.0 (websites with contents primarily provided by their site administrators) sites in existence today.

What do you think would be the implication of this on the future of the imagebaord format? Will it survive, or will it die eventually like all other forms of web2.0 sites did?
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Reddit API Stuff

I don't really know much about what's going on, but there's some brouhaha with reddit about API access now costing money and people are talking about it a lot in the happenings thread, which is off-topic to the thread, so here's a thread for it.
PREPARE FOR POST MOVING
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Linux

Gone from Ubuntu to Debian, but Debian kind of sucks as a desktop environment (constant freezes, poor drivers and performance issues. Also issues with Steam's client)

Where do I go next?
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Is "cringemobile" a good translation of itasha?

I feel that itasha is one of those things that are so unique to Japan that it's better to leave the word untranslated.
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><Anonymous> like say someone starts a thread about mecha it's gonna take two years to reach 200 posts

Let's prove him wrong.
MECHA THREAD!
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You know, I've often wondered about the (western) anime vs manga debate, do non-originals stand on their own and are separate works or at least different interpretations?

Are they just commercials?

Does this debate mostly exist in the west because of how hard tls of manga can be to come by, especially of unpopular series or very new series?

Is there even a debate in Japan? I know mangaonlys tend to be riaju and anime is the realm of otaku but is there any division there like there is in the west?
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Post something cool that youtube has recommended to you recently. Note: this is not meant to be a music thread, it can be any kind of video.
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Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.
R:80 / I:32

Kissu's Future Planning: Potential of Self-Hosting

As time goes on and we consider different avenues of potential growth or new features for kissu, the big question of "What's the best way to do this?" comes into play a fair bit. Recently I've been considering some ideas that make me think the best way to really expand on what kissu has right now is for us to set up a mini-server/pc to allow us to have these features on-site without the need to pay out the butt for expensive and really not cost-effective rental servers. With that said, I'm not necessarily the most technologically inclined of the admins so most of my ideas are wrapped up in idealism and fantasy. As such I think it'd be a good idea to bring the discussion to kissu itself to get more practical ideas and maybe expand the range of what'd make for 'cool features' to add to kissu.

At the moment, the two main ideas that I have for potential additions relate to AI and games. For games, I want something that can serve as a perpetual server for whatever it is kissu may be playing at the moment (if anything). Then for AI my idea is to host a SD webpage on a kissu subdomain, and allow people to generate images, set weights, and do whatever else you can do on the offline SD on the page. The difference between it and other variations of that idea would be that we'd allow (trusted) users to add their own Loras/Hypernetworks and whatnot so that it takes on the role of an open development project rather than being restricted and closed off from improvements.

With those two goals stated, what does kissu think the ideal setup for this would be? Preferably the budget should be in the 3-8k range (preferably on the cheap end) as we don't want to invest a fortune into something that may not even pan out to be something interesting and I don't have mega-millions.
R:24 / I:10
Towards a Theory of Width

I believe it's high time we formalized this crucial matter. At first I believed this to be a simple task, I thought we could say wide was a subset of chibi, but reality is never so straightforward.

¬ Ume Aoki - Orthodox Width
Ume's default head shape is hexagonal, alternating with a rectangle or narrow oval that are about twice or thrice as wide as the default while retaining roughly the same height. Eyes change too, going from a fairly regular form to to her trademark (✖╹◡╹✖). It's a very clear contrast, absent in Madoka for the sake of srs but commonly extended to it in fanart. The golden standard.


¬ tkmiz - Heterodox Width
Unlike Ume, tkmiz's heads are predominantly circular, blobby, and don't have a qualitatively different mode of width, instead characters will melt or be stretched like fresh dough. Their eyes do not change either, as can be seen when Yuuri gets NARROW'd in ep 2. However, after an exhaustive review I've come to the conclusion they are not nearly as wide as the hidamaris. They mostly stick to their regular-sized blobheads, and it's only in Shimeji that their proportions sometimes change in a way that's comparable to Ume's or even more radical. However, this model is widely recognized as wide, so excluding it would be negligence. ("Don't be so wide about it" is a bit of a meme translation, though, the original says 横長.)


¬ Kotoyama - Sharp Width
If tkmiz's width is on the blobbiest end of the spectrum, then Kotoyama is the opposite: his wide faces are well-defined and extremely pointy. Eyes change from regular to rectangular (though as you can see in >>/jp/58098 it's not exclusive to widened forms), and noses disappear. Initially I had my doubts about including this one, as it is proportionally the narrowest of all, but after giving it a closer look I can say with no doubt that it fits Ume's criteria to a T, even if the change is not as pronounced as in Hidamari.


What prompted this is the following question: did Vermilio truly widen, or did she just blob out a little bit? Is it heterodox? She retains all of her facial features, her face barely becomes wider, and the only noticeable difference is her jaw dissolving from frustration. I checked the manga and she's definitely not wide there, this blobbiness is anime-original, which further casts doubt on the matter.


I believe these to be different from potatoes like Princess L-chan, the ghosts in Shachiku, or Hakumei to Mikochi and Mitsudomoe. Potatoes don't really change shapes, there's no serious widening as far as I know, so I'd refrain from including them here. There is one transformation that comes to mind, Umaru's, but she differs in that she becomes radically smaller, while all prior examples retain their regular bodies and only change their heads.

What other examples come to mind, and what do you think?
R:25 / I:8
does anyone else feel really scared to share fucked up things about themselves on imageboards even when its completely anonymous?
i should be able to overshare all i want on these places but i cant idrk why
R:39 / I:20
I spent a really long time trying to get this working recently, so I figured I'd document what I did to get GPU passthrough working on my laptop. The steps I went through might be a bit different on other distros given that I am using Proxmox, but the broad strokes should apply. Bear in mind, this is with regards to using a Windows 11 virtual machine. Certain steps may be different or unnecessary for Linux-based virtual machines.

First, why might you want to do this? Well, the most obvious reason is that virtual machines are slooow. So, by passing through a GPU you can improve its speed considerably. Another possibility would be that you want to use the GPU for some task like GPU transcoding for Plex, or to simply use it as a render host, or you may want to use it for something like AI workloads that rely on the GPU. Alternatively, you may just want to use this to have a virtual machine that you can host Steam on or something like that (bear in mind, some games and applications will not run under virtual machines or run if you are using Remote Desktop).

0. Enable Virtualization-specific settings in the BIOS such as Intel VT-x and VT-d or AMD IOMMU and AMD-V, and disable Safe Boot (After installing your OS of choice if it requires UEFI)
1. Create a virtual machine
- BIOS should be OVMF (UEFI)
- Machine type should be q35
- SCSI Controller should be VirtIO SCSI or SCSI Single; others may work these are just what I have tested
- Display should be VirtIO-GPU (virtio); other display emulators will not work for Proxmox's built-in console VNC, or otherwise cause the VM to crash on launch.
- CPU may need to be of type host and hidden from the VM
2. Edit GRUB config line beginning with "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT"
- These settings worked for me: "quiet intel_iommu=on iommu=pt pcie_acs_override=downstream,multifunction nofb nomodeset"
- For AMD CPUs, change 'intel_iommu' to 'amd_iommu'
- Save the changes and then run 'update-grub'
- Reboot
3. Run 'dmesg | grep -e DMAR -e IOMMU'
- You should see a line like "DMAR: IOMMU enabled"
4. Add the following to /etc/modules :
vfio
vfio_iommu_type1
vfio_pci
vfio_virqfd

5. Run "dmesg | grep 'remapping'"
- You should see something like the following:
"AMD-Vi: Interrupt remapping enabled"
"DMAR-IR: Enabled IRQ remapping in x2apic mode" ('x2apic' can be different on old CPUs, but should still work)

5.1 If not, run "echo "options vfio_iommu_type1 allow_unsafe_interrupts=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/iommu_unsafe_interrupts.conf"
6. Run "dmesg | grep iommu"
- You need proper IOMMU groups for the PCI device you want to assign to your VM. This means that the GPU isn't arbitrarily grouped with some other PCI devices but has a group of its own. In my case, this returns something like this:
5.398008] pci 0000:00:00.0: Adding to iommu group 0
[ 5.398019] pci 0000:00:01.0: Adding to iommu group 1
[ 5.398028] pci 0000:00:02.0: Adding to iommu group 2
[ 5.398038] pci 0000:00:08.0: Adding to iommu group 3
[ 5.398054] pci 0000:00:14.0: Adding to iommu group 4
[ 5.398062] pci 0000:00:14.2: Adding to iommu group 4
[ 5.398076] pci 0000:00:15.0: Adding to iommu group 5
[ 5.398088] pci 0000:00:16.0: Adding to iommu group 6
[ 5.398097] pci 0000:00:17.0: Adding to iommu group 7
[ 5.398108] pci 0000:00:1b.0: Adding to iommu group 8
[ 5.398120] pci 0000:00:1c.0: Adding to iommu group 9
[ 5.398136] pci 0000:00:1c.2: Adding to iommu group 10
[ 5.398148] pci 0000:00:1c.4: Adding to iommu group 11
[ 5.398160] pci 0000:00:1d.0: Adding to iommu group 12
[ 5.398172] pci 0000:00:1d.4: Adding to iommu group 13
[ 5.398197] pci 0000:00:1f.0: Adding to iommu group 14
[ 5.398207] pci 0000:00:1f.2: Adding to iommu group 14
[ 5.398215] pci 0000:00:1f.3: Adding to iommu group 14
[ 5.398224] pci 0000:00:1f.4: Adding to iommu group 14
[ 5.398233] pci 0000:00:1f.6: Adding to iommu group 14
[ 5.398245] pci 0000:01:00.0: Adding to iommu group 15
[ 5.398256] pci 0000:01:00.1: Adding to iommu group 16
[ 5.398267] pci 0000:02:00.0: Adding to iommu group 17
[ 5.398279] pci 0000:04:00.0: Adding to iommu group 18
[ 5.398290] pci 0000:05:00.0: Adding to iommu group 19
[ 5.398313] pci 0000:06:00.0: Adding to iommu group 20
[ 5.398336] pci 0000:06:01.0: Adding to iommu group 21
[ 5.398358] pci 0000:06:02.0: Adding to iommu group 22
[ 5.398382] pci 0000:06:04.0: Adding to iommu group 23
[ 5.398415] pci 0000:3b:00.0: Adding to iommu group 24
[ 5.398427] pci 0000:71:00.0: Adding to iommu group 25

6.1 If you don't have dedicated IOMMU groups, you can add "pcie_acs_override=downstream" to your GRUB launch arguments if you didn't already do that.
7. Run lspci to determine the location of your GPU or other PCI device you want to pass through. It should generally be "01:00.0"
8. Run "lspci -nnk -s 01:00"
- You should see something like this:
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GP104GLM [Quadro P4000 Mobile] [10de:1bb7] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Lenovo GP104GLM [Quadro P4000 Mobile] [17aa:224c]
Kernel driver in use: vfio-pci
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:10f0] (rev a1)
Kernel driver in use: vfio-pci
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

- The first 4 characters designate the Vendor ID, in this case "10de" represents Nvidia. The second 4 characters after the colon represent the Device ID, in this case "1bb7" represents an Nvidia Quadro P4000
9. (Proxmox-specific, but generally applies) Add a PCI Device under Hardware for you virtual machine
- Select the ID for your Device, enabling "All Functions", "Primary GPU", "ROM-Bar", and "PCI-Express"
- Fill in the Vendor ID, Device ID, Sub-Vendor ID, and Sub-Device ID. In my case, the Vendor ID and Device ID are: "0x10de" and "0x1bb7" and the Sub-Vendor ID and Sub-Device ID are: "17aa" and "224c"
- If you edit the virtual machine config file located at "/etc/pve/qemu-server/vmid.conf" (replace vmid.conf with your Virtual Machine ID, like 101.conf), that would look like hostpci0: 0000:01:00,device-id=0x1bb7,pcie=1,sub-device-id=0x224c,sub-vendor-id=0x17aa,vendor-id=0x10de,x-vga=1
10. Run the following, making sure to replace the IDs with the IDs for your specific GPU or PCI device.
echo "options vfio-pci ids=10de:1bb7,10de:10f0 disable_vga=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/vfio.conf
11. Disable GPU drivers so that the host machine does not try to use the GPU by running the following:
echo "blacklist amdgpu" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist radeon" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist nvidia" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

12. (Nvidia-specific) Run the following to prevent applications from crashing the virtual machine:
echo "options kvm ignore_msrs=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/kvm.conf
12.1 You may want to add "report_ignored_msrs=0" if you see a lot of warnings in your dmesg system log
12.2 Kepler K80 GPUs require the following in the vmid.conf:
args: -machine pc,max-ram-below-4g=1G
13. Run the following:
echo "softdep nouveau pre: vfio-pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf
echo "softdep nvidia pre: vfio-pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf
echo "softdep nvidia* pre: vfio-pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf

14. [Skip this step unless you have errors beyond this point] Note: At this point, you may read that you might require dumping your GPU's vBIOS. In my experience, this was completely unnecessary and above all did not work. Specific instructions in other guides may be like the following:
cd /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0/
echo 1 > rom
cat rom > /usr/share/kvm/vbios.bin
echo 0 > rom

In my experience, attempting to run "cat rom > /usr/share/kvm/vbios.bin" would result in an Input/Output error and the vBIOS would not be able to be dumped. If you really do end up needing to dump the vBIOS, I would strongly recommend installing Windows onto your host machine and then installing and running GPU-z. GPU-z has a "share" button that allows you to easily dump the vBIOS for your GPU.
To add the vBIOS to your virtual machine, place the place your vBIOS file that you dumped at "/usr/share/kvm/" and then add ",romfile=vbios.bin" to your vmid.conf for your PCI device (replacing vbios.bin with the name of your vBIOS file you dumped). That would look something like the following:
hostpci0: 0000:01:00,device-id=0x1bb7,pcie=1,sub-device-id=0x224c,sub-vendor-id=0x17aa,vendor-id=0x10de,x-vga=1,romfile=vbios.bin
15. Reboot. At this point, when you start your virtual machine you should be able to see in Windows Device Manager that your GPU was detected under display adapters. At this point, try installing your GPU device drivers and then reboot your virtual machine once they've installed. If all goes well, you should have a functioning GPU passed through to your virtual machine. If not... You'll likely see "Code 43" under the properties for your GPU in Device Manager.
16. Going back to your vmid.conf add the following to your cpu options ",hidden=1,flags=+pcid", you should have a line that looks like this:
cpu: host,hidden=1,flags=+pcid
17. Nvidia drivers can be very picky. You may need to add an ACPI table to emulate having a battery. You can do this by downloading this and then adding it to your vmid.conf by adding a line like so:
args: -acpitable file="/root/ssdt1.dat"
18. If you're still having a code 43 issue, you can go back to step 14 and try adding your vBIOS.


At this point, you're done. Your virtual machine should be successfully detecting your GPU or PCI device and you should be able to use it mostly normally. For obvious reasons, you may still not be able to run all programs as you would like due to running them under a virtual machine, however, the main core functionality of the GPU or PCI device should be fully accessible to the virtual machine.


A few of my resources:
https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/PCI_Passthrough
https://gist.github.com/Misairu-G/616f7b2756c488148b7309addc940b28#update-attention-for-muxless-laptop
https://lantian.pub/en/article/modify-computer/laptop-intel-nvidia-optimus-passthrough.lantian/
https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/successful-experience-with-laptop-gpu-passthrough.95683/
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JRPGs vs WRPGs

So /qa/, which is it? Do you stay true to your Japanese spirit or are the enticements from the west just too alluring?
R:17 / I:5
When did you first start using imageboards?
R:169 / I:88

MS Paint drawthread

/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...
R:23 / I:5

Single Vs Multi(N) Monitors

What are your thoughts on using multiple displays vs having one main one.

Having done the following:
- One widescreen monitor
- Two monitors
- One Widescreen + Laptop screen
- One TV monitor
I find that my ability to focus on tasks and get into the `zen` zone state of programming is much simpler when I only have one primary monitor to focus my attention on and then potentially an auxiliary one to play music or get outside notifications. Only one thing is the object of my focus at a time and this helps me get things done.
R:20 / I:4

Streaming: One Outs

We're watching baseball today.
One Outs is a gambling/psychological anime from 2008 focusing around the sport of baseball.
Don't naysay it, it's actually exciting.
Many people consider it one of the best sports anime ever made.
It stays far away from those annoying shone tropes.

I'll co-opt https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri for this stream.
We'll start at 6PM EST
R:17 / I:1
How do I learn discipline in dropping more seasonals so I can do more work on my backlogs for other anime/games/vns? There's a bunch of stuff I pick up each season that's mearly passable at best and I know I probably won't come out of it at the end of the season feeling great about watching, but I don't feel it's so bad that I should drop it. Yet at the same time these hangups prevent me from getting through more of what I really like the most and know I will deeply enjoy when I'm finished. It's a complicated feeling because I know that most likely whatever I drop during the season for being merely passable I probably won't ever rewatch later on since it'll be competing against the rest of my backlog. How does /qa/ deal with this?

Also pic not related, that's the 5th AOTS this season.
R:2 / I:0
There's an anime convention next month and I'm thinking of going. I want to cosplay as Akira from Eden of the East. Would I be allowed in if I cosplayed pic rel? I would tape a white piece of card to my groin so nobody sees my dick
R:12 / I:2
If I have anal sex but I don't like it, am I still gay?
R:13 / I:5
Strong start for generic fantasy anime. The show had some good animation, funny faces, and decent enough fan service, for the genre, but otherwise isn't too amazing. I didn't like that the school nurse's office is basically just a typical modern anime nurse's office, complete with the nurse in a lab-coat and short skirt.
The end of the first episode really caught my attention. It seems to be an allegory for the MC getting married to the redhead. The ritual, forming a pact with the fire demon represents their wedding ceremony. And after this ritual the MC carries her (naked body) away to, presumably, consummate their marriage. Her change in hair and personality in the follow scene, cements her change as an woman reliant on her family (the demon sword) to a now part of a cooperative union between husband and wife.
Thinking about this, makes me wonder how many other harem anime have allegories for marriage between the MC and his harem that I wasn't actively looking for.
R:18 / I:3

Leveling and the Like

Am I the only one who thinks that traditional RPG progression systems are weird from a game design standpoint?

The reward for playing the game well (leveling your characters, using the right equipment, etc.) is your party becoming more powerful and thus the game becoming easier, which seems counterintuitive to me. Ideally, you'd want to give better players more of a challenge, or at least not less.

I've had this on my mind because I've been replaying RPGs I had as a young kid, and it's disappointing to see how easy they've become now that I know how to manage my party properly.
R:14 / I:5
Do you abuse pharma amphetamines for qualityposting?
R:133 / I:38

/qa/nime: continued!

I was reminded that another year has passed since the last time the /qa/ anime chart was updated, so I thought it was as good a time as ever to bring it back, update it, and improve on it a bit in the process.

The format for deciding on picks this year will be the same as the last with the addition of maybe singling out a specific anime of each year to be the most /qa/ anime of the year. For the current candidates that should be easy since there's only 4 of them, but for this year we'll have to conclude all the seasonal polls first and then afterwards decide.

The polls will be made separately and then linked in the thread with at least 3 days allotted for people to decide on winners, and I'll make a new poll for each season every day, starting with Winter 2021 today. To not make cheating so easy I'll make it so an IP needs at least 3 posts to vote, which shouldn't really be hard for anyone I hope. Also the AOTY polls will probably all be at the end or sometime in-between since they shouldn't be as hard of a decision.
R:34 / I:15

The Kirino Question

Incest. Do you think it's okay?
R:10 / I:7

CHRIST IS KING

PetraGODs won, Petra is sharty culture, CHRIST IS KING!

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be
thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
R:27 / I:1
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/173234
What a funny article.

The entire thing is posed as a "well did it really?" type of article in which the original claim is debunked while at the same time the figures they present show the claim to be true but "only 82 million" instead of 100 million. And then it goes on to say how it's crazy how the manga industry in japan is doing so much better than comics and doesn't even present manga as a whole sales as a comparison point. The fact that the entire comic book industry in the west is outsold by a single series is such an embarrassment for American comic writers that i have no idea why ANN tries to defend them.

On the topic of comic books though, why has America failed so spectacularly at recapturing the audience it had in comparison to manga which has only kept forward momentum? With how big Marvel/Superhero movies were you would have thought that the comics industry itself would be booming as well, but that's simply not the case.
R:23 / I:10
What is your preferred cuddling method?
R:3 / I:2
Each thing personally affects reality.Example-eating salt and then being assalted.Find which thing and pick the categories,words,letters and symbols and get the answer to any question or not pick the words and the words that are remaining or farthest away are the answer.Find which thing and do magic.Thinking thoughts or snapping your fingers and a book with the information appears or the thing you were thinking of appears.The elements.Vitamins,metals and minerals.Eating or drinking the same food again and again or a combination of things or not eating or drinking much.Write a paragraph of information about subjects.Get the answer by connecting the words and other things,specifying,adding words to the words,correcting the errors,synonyms.
R:19 / I:2
If you were soon to be killed by a virus, but a perfect backup of yourself made a week earlier existed, would you be willing to restore yourself from that backup? Or would you wait out the remainder of your current life before restoring from it. Or a simpler way of asking this question, do you think that a perfect copy of a person can actually be the person it replaces or? Or is it just a perfect fake.
R:19 / I:3

Interaction between different programming languages

So I was trying to write an IRC bot and while I started off in python I realized at some point maybe I might need to do stuff in javascript as well. It got me wondering if you can just have a bot that's in python that just connects and calls upon javascript programs to do stuff. My first assumption is no since most programs I've seen online seem to be entirely written in one language or another. Since if this was the case then you'd have people mixing and matching languages to do individual tasks ideally because I see a bunch of discussion around languages with people praising something for how well it can do a specific task. If this doesn't exist already, how come?
R:5 / I:1
Impressive! You can barely tell it's Seth doing the voice.
R:245 / I:110

Spring 2023 Anime

A breath of fresh air after the barren wasteland that was Winter, I'm actually looking forwards to a lot of the things airing this coming Spring. From only the short runthrough I've done I was able to immediately spot:
-Megu anime
-Mahoutsukai no Yome S2
-Jigoraku
-Witch from Mercury S2
-Tengoku Daimakyou
And the rest look like they could have potential as well, as I didn't write off most of them from the title. So is there anything in particular /qa/ is looking at?
R:8 / I:4

Mahoutsukai no Yome

I love the way in which the world of magic is presented in this anime. There's not really much power scaling shounen stuff that typically accompanies the setting and neither Chise nor Elias are so powerful that they aren't beholden to the rules of the world. It allows the world feel so much more vast because of how much out there is on the same footing as the main cast instead of only a select few being even capable of harming them. It also makes the tension feel more real in that the threats of the neighbors are in no way empty, and a mistake could cause irreparable harm. Take Ashen Eyes for instance, his presence makes any scene more tense from the fact that his whims are all that protect Chise.
R:15 / I:7
How much data storage does /qa/ think we'd need to create a perfect replica of a human and store it onto a computer? My initial guess was about 10^27 bytes just going based off the estimated amount of atoms in the human body but with a bit more thought I realized that's probably an underestimate given you need to account for the neutrons/positrons/electrons of each atom, and even then maybe accounting for the subatomic atoms matter too.

My curiosity over this comes from the thought that maybe in the future once we're able to store a human inside of a machine we'll be finally able to open up a wide range of possibilities for research into the body. Consider if we did this, maybe we could actually conduct human experimentation without any actual physical humans being harmed in the process. You could copy yourself into the net to have your presence never die. Potentially through this you'd be able to have the most immersive sims around too. Although maybe for some of these the actual requirements of what we'd need mapped in the human body is far less than something like every atom.

In any case though, I wonder if this could even be possible given the massive amounts of storage one would need to pull it off probably makes this infeasible. Do you think we'll keep rapidly growing in terms of tech evolution so that the amount of data we can hold will be enough to store a person on? Or are we at/nearing the limits of what we can do?
R:14 / I:5
help kissu which of the romances this season are worth picking up?
R:56 / I:43

Filesharing Thread

It's a thread, and you share files in it.
You can link them, or possibly upload them directly if they're small enough since kissu supports archive files.
R:31 / I:2
I wanna get into writing browsers by forking something that already exists then adding modifications.
Should I start with Chromium(Blink) or Firefox(Gecko)?

I like Mozilla, but this is a field I have only superficial knowledge of.
R:122 / I:17
If you told me that Doga Kobo of all studios would be producing the potential AOTD with an opening movie that asserts itself proudly as most likely the best anime movie to come out this year. I'd probably laugh in your face. All the trash they've been throwing out there. The quality void, I didn't think it was possible.

After watching this I'm convinced and refuse to believe there's any reason for this other than they had the A-team hard at work perfecting this very work. Haven't been this excited about an anime for a long time. Being able to tug at my heartstrings and relate to the protagonist not out of some form of "relatable" character points, but instead from sharing the same burning vengeful passion is what I feel really marks a masterpiece in the making.
R:49 / I:21

'Gin no Saji' Stream

I've been wanting to do a kissu stream of this for a while now but I kept procrastinating. The filename for this image tells me that I took a screenshot for this thread in December of 2021.
So without further ado, I am announcing the Gin no Saji stream that will take place this Friday in two days. Same standard stream starting time of 6PM EST/11PM UTC.
It will be in https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri when the time comes.

Gin no Saji is a SoL-ish show about a city boy that goes to an agricultural school to learn about farming. If the style looks familiar to you, it should, because it's from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist. Nothing supernatural here, though, just the somewhat realistic farming life. If you don't like thinking about where meat comes from then you may want to avoid this.
It's 11 episodes, so I think we can do some OP/ED skipping and do all of it at once. There's a season two, so maybe we can do that next week or maybe we should put some time between it.
Either way, let's give it a watch!
R:6 / I:2
I wonder sometimes if the casual conversations I have outside of kissu with others I don't bring to the site because I feel them of low worth would actually be beneficial to talk about on here because I know for sure that it'd probably make things feel more personable.

Like for example, what do you guys think about what we should include in the stream for the next season? Or should we just throw in everything and see how it goes. I usually would expect that to garner only one response from another but maybe going through things here instead of beforehand would be nice.
R:31 / I:5
https://www.pcgamer.com/wow-classic-is-getting-official-hardcore-mode-servers/

What does /qa/ think about the idea of hardcore MMOs? Having seen a bit about this in my Youtube recommends, it looks kinda fun and engaing. Classic wow is by no means the hardest, or even that challenging an MMO, but I think that just lends itself very nicely to a hardcore mode. It encourages a bit more social interaction during questing to not die trying to solo along with encouraging better communication during dungeons/raids since nobody wants to lose their character. Also I'm a bit of a fan of hardcore modes myself, so I was wondering if kissu might be interested in giving it a shot once the servers come out?
R:18 / I:1
What do you think are the red flags of short-living websites?
For me it's the .tk (and other freenom domains) and .xyz TLDs. The former because they're free, and the latter is known to have very low initial cost but high renewal cost. I think anyone using these domains don't put any thought into planning the future of their websites.
R:27 / I:11
I hope isleave is just going to be about the MC meeting new girls and effortless swooning them. All while being great at everything and stumbling across amazing opportunities.
R:208 / I:80
*shouts into the sky*

OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ
oj~

100% /qa/
friends
R:19 / I:4

whats the best imageboard to talk about video games on?

Im sick of finding a imageboard and then contributing lots of content only to have content deleted at random for no rulebreaking reason.
I've tried these
>zzzchan
>8moe
R:27 / I:6

AI Games

What do you think about AI games, where not only scripts and characters will be AI generated, but also the game route, game mechanics, and random events?
With various advances in AI, it's becoming inevitable that such AI games will appear. And I think they have the potential to be the ultimate "write your own adventure" games.

You can write a description about what you want the game to be like and AI will generate fitting story, characters, and mechanics for it. Games can be unpredictable since every action you make in the game can lead you to a completely different route afterwards.
Imagine you can freely chat with shop owners for pretty much anything, and even develop good relationships so that you can get a discount in price in the shop, or getting some interesting random events that the game developers have never thought of like the shop owner joining your squad...
Every player and every replay will have a completely different experience which means infinite replaybility. Players can even share seeds for good plays for others to enjoy.
R:87 / I:43
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.
R:9 / I:2
Do you think you'd be able to tell if an anime you were watching was adapted from a western source or not?
R:61 / I:32
Every time I see an artist that draws Blue Archive it's always lolis. Is the game just that chock full of them that it's all there is to draw? It really tempts me to try it out, but my distaste for gacha is still stronger. Only by a little bit...
R:13 / I:1
Remember "Creamy's Curated List of Imageboards"? It was a list of imageboards with a guy's short description and opinion of them. Do you think there's any value in trying to bring something like that back? Opinions are probably something to avoid, though.
If if were to be brought back, I think it'd need permission from admins, and maybe the users, for their site to get added to the list. I remember someone on /qa/ had been working on one back in 2017 or maybe later, but due to jerks using it as a source of sites to attack he closed it, which was a sad thing to see. For this reason getting permission is probably something to pursue.
You see a lot of people make the "where do I go for ___ because 4chan sucks at this" threads pop up on 4chan so much that I feel it's something that can be used to help populate the alternatives (including kissu of course). Granted, a lot of people complain for the sake of complaining and wouldn't use other boards even if you shove the list in their face.

As it stands, the main thing people post is ccd0's exhaustive (but very difficult to navigate) plaintext list or occasion images with very few select boards on them. As lovers of meta and imageboards I think we'd be in a good position to create and maintain something superior to both of those.
What do you think?
R:4 / I:0
If you cut a sandwich in half, do you have two halves of a sandwich or two sandwiches?
R:13 / I:2

light novel thread

does kissu read light novels? show us your favorites or what you're currently reading.
it's an aspect of otaku culture that i somehow never got into despite being a bookworm, and i rarely see people discussing novels online. thought i should change that, so i downloaded pic related on my tablet since i'm a NisiOisiN fan and i am already familiar with the anime adaptation. maybe it's not an ideal introduction to LNs but we'll see how it goes.
R:8 / I:2

Strange Tech Things

Try and find a dark theme that isn't based around blue tones
R:64 / I:24

/qa/'s AOTYs over the years

Everyone knows about 3x3s and whatnot, but what about your particular AOTYs for every year? Have you ever given thought to that? Think it'd be interesting to see how much how this graph kissu can fill out, and what everyone picks.

I think even for myself I'd have some trouble for some of these years with how much good stuff is in them.

https://kissu.moe/test.html or https://files.catbox.moe/vhp590.html : Easy fill-in horizontal template
(Edit the background-image property of the body segment of this to whatever image you want as long as it's a variation on >>109261 and it should work.)
R:56 / I:8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRGdEBBKA-M

What are /qa/'s favorite scores for anime and such? Are they mostly comprised of scores for older series or has anything recent really drawn your attention and favor as well? Or, do you even notice the soundtrack while watching?

Also I don't mean an anime with say 1 good track throughout the whole thing with the rest forgettable, but one where the music as a whole is good.
R:20 / I:4
If good girls are good
and bad girls are bad
wouldn't it be good if all the bad girls became good girls?
R:6 / I:1
Since we've been going down memory lane these last few days, let's have a thread about OP/EDs. Basically, if you wanted to give someone an idea of what otaku media in general is like, which three intros or outros would you pick to show them?

¥Chiki Chiki Ban Ban
Koumei's show wasn't all that great, but the OP itself is a perfect example of blending old oriental stuff with funky modernity in a funny way, which is done alllllll the time.
¥Dango Dai/qa/zoku
Calm song about cute blobs which is depresso in context and serves as the ending to a highschool harem romcom. Fairly common things.
¥Lilium
Visuals based on Gustav Klimt with somber Latin lyrics to preface gore (+boobers). It's super specific, but in some sense it feels like a very anime thing. Hard to explain.

It's not supposed to be exhaustive because you simply can't do that and I am missing far too much stuff, but these three are the ones that came to mind. Which would you add?
R:2 / I:1
This says a lot about society.
R:32 / I:9
I'm going to Japan for the first time ever next month and I'm very much looking forward to it. I really want to explore Kyoto, all the traditional architecture and shrines look really interesting. And I also want to climb Mt. Fuji. And visit Akihabara. For you Kissuers who have been, what was your favorite thing there?
R:27 / I:5
What are the reasons for the lack of popularity of tokusatsu series among Western otaku? From my experience talking to Japanese people it seems most of them who are into anime beyond watching popular new shows are also interested in tokusatsu, but on the Anglophone side of things it seems to be mostly restricted to /m/ types.
R:4 / I:3
One of you has the website with a ton of anime reaction pic? I've lost it (u_u)
R:297 / I:84
Kissu! Kissu! Would you be interested in playing some Minecraft together?

Last time there was a server, people were a bit divided on whether it should be creative or survival, so I set up a basic hub when you first spawn in so you can choose which you'd rather play on. At any time you're free to head back and swap which world you're playing on as you see fit.

The server will be based on 1.16.5, but is mostly client agnostic. You can play on just about any version of Minecraft from the past few years, including Bedrock Edition - which includes phones, and consoles. But, if you decide to play on an older version, things will look a bit different since new blocks and items will be rendered as older blocks and items depending on what version you're on.

There is just one limitation to the server itself, however... Because it's a free server, if no one has been online for about 5 minutes, the server will automatically shutdown beyond my control. I typically have #qa open all day, so if the server goes down, either say something there, or make a post in this thread.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them.
R:18 / I:3

Intel Arc

Do you think Intel will commit to their GPU line or chicken out when the sales get bad(as Microsoft did against Apple and Samsung), which they inevitably will be against AMD and NVIDIA market dominance, or will they commit to it and try to make a market where one doesn't exist(has anyone done this)?
R:60 / I:19

Kissu MC

It's time to play MC again! This time with a huge modpack, "All of Fabric 6" https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/modpacks/all-of-fabric-6

The server address is:
craft.kissu.moe

The easiest way to install I found is to get a custom launcher like https://gdlauncher.com/en/download/ and then select "All the Fabric 6" from the modpack list. That should set you up with the ability to join without any hassle.

For other methods:
1. Get a version of MultiMC
2. Add an instance of 1.19.2 vanilla MC to your multimc
3. Try to open it and it will ask you to log into an account, type in whatever for a local one and it'll work.
4. Then after that's finished right click the instance, click on "Edit Instance" which will open up the console, and then go to the "Version" tab.
5. In here you want to hit "Install Fabric" and then install the latest version.
6. Then download this mods folder and extract it somewhere https://mega.nz/file/GGBFgKLK#I5TW_svdXPxYbAPk7x3Ln4Flxbo2e_zT40d78YKkxXA
7. Go to the "Loader mods" tab of the console window of your multimc instance and hit "Add"
8. Select all the mods you extracted from mods.zip and you should be ready to join.
R:15 / I:3
Should kids be shown the classics while they're young even if they can't fully appreciate it or given watered-down content that's simple enough for them to understand?
R:8 / I:4

Rustlang - Tokio

Sponsored by Alice
R:59 / I:17

AI Writing Thread

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

https://6b.eleuther.ai/
R:13 / I:3
Do you play PC games with keyboard + mouse or controller?
I got a PS4 controller recently and used it to play some PC games. While the controller has analog control and allows me to play games comfortably in the bed, aiming with thumbstick is unacceptable for me, and I feel less in control overall because often one button is bound to too many different actions and it's more difficult to hold multiple buttons at once which is easy on keyboard. The control layout is also limited to pre-defined settings compared to the complete freedom of keyboard key bindings.
R:6 / I:2
When was the last time you actually felt the weight of stakes in media?
R:11 / I:3
do you have any habits or quirks about how you use your computer that other people could consider unusual?
when i was younger me and my brother used to burn funny images and videos onto CDs for some reason. i also hoarded HTML pages for offline reading, but my internet is more reliable now so there's no need. i also still use RSS feeds, i guess that's unusual for some people.
R:18 / I:3
Zippyshare will shut down by the end of this month.
I think the impact is limited since it's meant as temporary file hosting, but a small number of files have survived for much longer due to continued downloads.
If you know some old files you want on Zippyshare like those on some DDL sites, download them now.

On the other hand, if Mediafire was to go down, the impact would be much larger since lots of files on it are now over a decade old. The same can be said for Mega due to the huge amount of files shared on it.
R:4 / I:2
I sit down too much! I think I will start going on a walk, there is a pretty nice loop near where I live with a set route so I dont even need to think just do. Did you know that immanuel kant would go on the exact same walk at the exact same time every single day to the point where people would start using him walking as a indicator of time.
R:19 / I:5
It seems pretty common for posters here to have no problem pirating anime, manga, and production software. But for video games, everyone seems to just use Steam and pay for the games.
I don't understand this because I think the belief that one choosing to not pay for digital media should extend to all forms, including games. What's your rationale behind this?
R:5 / I:3
Well this is extremely lame. Instead of making a new Vita, allegedly for the last 8 years Sony had been making this stupid Wii U style in-home streaming thing. Epic.
R:2 / I:1
Is there an archive for futaba other than http://futabaforest.net/?
R:14 / I:2
What's actually stopping animation studios from making high quality 3DCG animations like this? This was made by far fewer than the number of people you see listed on high budget productions and yet I feel it far surpasses any 3DCG production I've seen.
R:9 / I:1
What do you think of the over-proliferation of video guide/tutorials replacing texts and pictures even though videos are much worse for most of these contents?
There are some contents where video tutorials make sense, like disassembly of computer parts, but for a lot of others they provide nothing of value. In fact, they actively waste times because it's harder to skip uninteresting info made worse by lower information density, such as all these programming tutorials where you need to sit through everything including waiting for something to be opened and typed and retarded narration.
R:3 / I:2
Do you ever wonder if it 20 or so years people will make PS2-style 3D references in stuff or if it will remain simple sprites when people want to make something look video game-y?
I figure a lot of the people creating things these days grew up with or at least experienced the 8 and 16 bit eras at the time, but what will it be like once those people are retired?
(remade the thread on /qa/ since I think it'll be better here)
R:7 / I:1
Does /qa/ believe theres life out there beyond just earth? Or, even more unlikely, intelligent life? Also what are your reasons for or for not believing so? I like to think it exists because of how life-striving chemistry seems to be. As though there's some goal within matter of the universe to try and create life. Otherwise it's odd to consider the existence of a universe utterly devoid of life, as though there's something critically flawed about such a system.
R:5 / I:1

Wormholes!

https://tech.news.am/eng/news/603/scientists-find-portal-close-to-earth-through-which-one-can-quickly-appear-in-neighboring-galaxy.html

Did you know that wormholes potentially already exist, and at some point in the future we could possibly move matter through them? The only issue is that they're small, really small. So much so we can't even hope of fitting a person through them, but maybe something like nanobots could be sent through. Given this, what implications does this have for the perceived hard limit of light speed being the fastest things can travel? Also if they can exist naturally, what's the likelihood that at some point humanity will be able to open them with their own technology?
R:6 / I:4
Should brothers be allowed to talk to girls who aren't their sisters?
R:13 / I:3

Japanese imageboards

Let's talk about Japanese imageboards.

Are they still alive in 2023? Which ones do you visit?

Is Futaba still good? Heisei era otaku must be older now, so I'm not sure if the site declined a lot or users became riajuu dragged by real life. I remember they added a childrearing board and had a warning against talking about politics some time ago...

Also, here is a mixed Japanese-English mixed imageboard, it's not very active but there are some interesting threads: https://boards.nihongoch.net/net/koko.php?res=4
R:28 / I:9
What are your most precious belongings?
If I had to choose one I think I'd go with my pillow, I've had it for about fifteen years. It's basically a plain, thin, soft brown brick and I CANNOT sleep without it. Every time we moved and things got shuffled around I had to go get it again until it was established that it's mine, though by that point it's not like anyone else wanted it either with how hard it had become. Fluffy pillows just aren't my thing.
R:31 / I:11
does /qa/ support their country?
R:13 / I:5
Found this pic from January 2020, not sure what it's supposed to mean.
I think I posted it in the /b/ meta thoughts thread before someone flippin' killed it while I was away.
R:31 / I:5
Is quotelink an anti-feature on anonymous imageboards?
It seems that there is an assumption that an exchange chained by quotelinks represents a conversation between two posters, with every other post belonging to one poster. This assumption is so deeply ingrained that it's often needed to declare "not that anon" when replying a post quoting another post.

Compared to western imageboards, posts on Japanese imageboards rarely use quotelinks because they usually quote post text instead, which makes these replies focus more on the content rather than the poster. Similar pattern can be found on anonymous IRC, where there is no post number to begin with.
R:23 / I:7
I don't get how people go without using images for their posts. For me it feels like an extension of myself to post with a fitting image. Always feel like I'm lacking something in my post if I can't find one.
R:23 / I:6
Does /qa/ use an alarm clock, and if so, what sound does it make?
I changed mine from that old hateful bell to five cycling loud songs I like, but I like them so much that after a couple months they don't wake me up anymore and I stay in bed asleep for like forty more minutes. I don't know what to do about it.
R:35 / I:9
Does /qa/ think that having boarding schools as the norm would be beneficial to society or worsen the already deteriorating mental state of modern kids?
R:118 / I:25

Revival of Translation Project(s)!

About a year or two ago we threw together a ramshackle translation group for a manga/doujin. It started off decently, but it kind of fell through at some point, although some very impressive work was done including a full translation of the text!
We should try doing it again! I think one of the goals we should set our eyes on is finishing kissu's namesake since the official translation was never finished, but we should probably start small.

I think this is something we should seriously consider doing for a few reasons:
1. It's fun to do stuff together
2. We can contribute to the overall community
3. It gets kissu's name out there, which can help grow the site with new users with a shared interest
4. Using your brain to do things helps fight against Alzheimer's!

So, I ask you, do you want to join?
If so, say what you can do (translation, editing, etc) and maybe offer suggestions on what we could try to do first. Maybe a Touhou doujin is the obvious choice since they're so ubiquitous, but there's a lot of stuff out there.
Also, the old name we used was Questionable Translations, but we can perhaps change that to something more kissu adjacent since the /qa/ name has unfortunately been dragged through the mud as it concerns the wider internet. Nyaa~
R:12 / I:6
Let's talk semiconductors.

What does /b/ think about Apple's recent A16 chip? From the looks of it's using recycled Avalanche and Blizzard cores from A15 on... TSMC's N4 process... which itself has marginal, only %6 density improvement over N5 and the same yield returns. A15 itself had marginal improvements over A14, so we are talking about a two-year stagnation. Apple used to be the leader in performance per watt on their chips for a decade now, each A series processor somehow outdid its predecessor and the entire competition, but it seems like that trend is grinding to a halt. With their senior engineers departing for Nuvia and Intel and Tesla (not sure about the last one), Apple has been experiencing a massive brain drain lately. It's actually a reversal of times when they were poaching engineering from all over the industry, but it's kind of fun and sad to see the same happening to them now. M1 lit a fire under Intel & AMD's asses, and we are seeing massive performance improvements on x86 front as a result, but it looks like Apple itself is now losing steam. It's Intel's 14nm+++ all over again.

I think they were betting too hard on TSMC delivering 3nm on time in 2022, but apparently N3 has horrible yields and TSMC is trying to put the blame of kusocanning the process on Intel for withdrawing from that process for Meteor Lake (yes, 3/4 Meteor Lake cores will be made by TSMC). But even Apple apparently gave up on TSMC 3nm and like everyone they are targeting N3E now.

From the looks of it, I don't really expect any significant performance improvements from Apple for several years, primarily because they are so dependent on TSMC delivering their node advancements in time. They have to revamp their custom core designs without that sweet node shrink. AMD on the other hand entered N5P pretty late, so they have some time window until N3E actually becomes viable, and they can switch to that without much hiccups and perceived delay on their end. In my opinion, we won't be seeing any new groundbreaking chips with double digit IPC/PPW/ST/MT gains until at least 2025-2026, like how it has been for several years now. And when TSMC N3E arrives, it's going to be EXPENSIVE. Samsung's 3nm GAAFET's are pretty interesting though, as well as advancements on Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express. 2026-2027 is going to be wild for consumer processors. What do you think?
R:6 / I:3
EXPLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSIIIIIIOOOOOONNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
R:36 / I:10
did any of you come up with effective ways to cope with anhedonia ?
it often gets in my way and prevent me from enjoying stuff.
R:22 / I:4
But if you don't remove and quality control the newbies you're overrun by them and they drive away the old sources of quality. Actually, how true to life is this? Surely there's strong older communities that are tightly knit that have advanced themselves so that content always stays fresh. What matters doesn't really seem to be having new people with new ideas, but rather interesting people that can generate new ideas.
R:83 / I:10
When do you sage, and when do you bump while others don't?
R:3 / I:0
Would you rather your female friend turn out to be a male or your male friend turn out to be a female?
R:7 / I:3
I was invited to a Pathfinder 1-shot and I'm trying to decide what type of character I want to play. Can't choose if I want to do something simple or go a bit wild with it since it's just a 1-shot and I don't have to live with my choice in case I don't like it. I was looking a bit into how to try and wield 4 weapons as a Kasatha, but it seems like you need to follow an EXTREMELY specific build and I'm not sure about it. Also was thinking about a Magus because using magic to enhance my weapons is cool. Or maybe I just go super simple and play a Fighter. What do you usually play in TRPGs?
R:11 / I:4
BOOM!
It's a normal day and then suddenly a freak solar storm (or something else) has destroyed all internet access and it will take at least a year to recover! How prepared are you to sustain yourself on the entertainment available to you locally? You do have lots of games and shows and other stuff, right?
While tech literacy plummets, subscription services and "remakes" of varying quality are becoming more popular as teams of expensive lawyers work to crush piracy of content that's no longer being sold, or was never available in various regions or languages. Are you taking charge of your own destiny with your hard drives?
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This poster is a notorious shitposter and super level hacker, if you see them on your site, it's already over...
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Can /qa/ taste the difference between delicious dark yolk and yellow yolk? No need to talk about pale yolk because it's obviously disgusting food not meant for human consumption. I can, and it makes it hard for me to ever buy non-organic eggs.
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I will (attempt to) play Detective Nosuri!

There was an Utawarerumono spin-off game/VN that came out in December. It's centered on Nosuri and seems to be a game that plays like the Ace Attorney games. I loved those games and of course I love Utawarerumono so I was hugely excited about this.
Sadly, it really has an extremely low chance of getting translated.
So... here is my blog to attempt to try one of the fancy text hook things. If nothing else, it's going to show people that technology is pretty cool. I'd like to play through this game, but it's questionable if I'll be able to do so, especially a game that will presumably have puzzles, so a machine translation will screw me over.
Well, until it reaches that point, LET'S DO IT!
FOR KUON! (whose role might be minor in this one)
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It's 2am and I'm sitting here alone with my cat sending pictures to schoolkids. How did it come to this?
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Is it me, or do some OP/EDs sound like their second half is padding? Sometimes it feels like they were designed to be 90 seconds long, and then stretched it out to fill 3-4 minutes of time to be more like a normal song. >>>/jp/53676 and Minami's Crying for Rain don't sound to me like they do this, but something like Hatena de Wasshoi repeats a decent amount of stuff with what feels to me like small changes.
R:16 / I:4
Do you have a game or show or anything else that you experienced when you were younger that has left a permanent impression on you? Not just nostalgia, but you feel as though it altered your way of thinking or what it is you desire.
I'm aging myself a bit with this one, but two prominent ones for me are the two Lunar games. They're JRPGs that I first played on the PSX. They originally came out on SegaCD, but it was wisely remastered for a console that more than 5 people had. I did go back and play the SegeaCD versions on emulator back in the day, though. I even had some Lunar avatars that I still have on my drive!

The main themes of the games are adventure and love. At its core the games are very simple both in gameplay and story scope, but its charm is the unmistakable purity of it. I think these two games gave me desire for the fairytale romance that you can only see in fiction, and of course the corny "defeating the bad guy with friendship and love" cliché. It's just so beautiful and pure. If someone were to ask me what paradise is like, I would point to this kind of thing. It is the pure idealization of human emotion.

Someone might have also noticed that the art looks familiar, and that's because the character designer eventually worked on Idolm@ster. Takane in particular really has the face, so she's a bit of a weakness of mine when it comes to 2D idols, even when I don't really partake in that culture.

Of course, the games do have issues. Today I can appreciate the fact that Working Designs went overboard with the localization process and should have been respectful to the source material. The main story is fine, but the random NPCs make jokes and references to pop culture that they really shouldn't.
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Winter 2023 Seasonal Anime

Which series will win Winter 2022?
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You all consider the fun future of Deep Dive MMOs and such. So excited to live out your life in a fantasy world. But could you even bring yourself to kill while inside one?
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Do you think one of the larger aspects of what people enjoyed about otaku culture early on was the more indie aspect of it? With a good deal of popular franchises that are still remembered to this day having sprung up in such a manner, it seems like it. Now you have some of those same groups existing as large companies with more money than you'll see in your lifetimes and all the big franchises that pop up are from already-established names.
R:5 / I:1

Feedback on Furry Patche CYOA

re: >>105777

The interest seems to have fizzled out so I think it's a good time for me to post my thoughts on it as one of the 'players'.

I like the idea and the pics were nice+cute but in execution it did not feel like it had much direction as a game. Specifically:
¥ it never felt like there was an in-game goal that lasted for more than one or two posts. what were the adventure hooks? AI can make pictures of damn near anything, so what makes one path more compelling than the other? It's basically TOO powerful and so relies on the guy running it to provide some direction. You have to indicate to us what's easy and what's hard. In the absence of those it was driven by one player wanting big boobs then another guy wanting to plant tomatos and so on, goals that could be achieved immediately. That's probably another important aspect, goals being achieved immediately. Feels like less of a game when everything's equally easy.
¥ Posts did not build off of previous posts in a long-term way. If you have something showing up in one post then that constrains the possibilities for what happens in all future posts and that's part of the fun of a CYOA, pinning down the setting and learning more about it step by step. If Patch has a boob growth potion then she has to have gotten it from somewhere, she maybe has a potion brewery or she knows a certain apothecary whose boobs change in size. Same with the architecture, once a hallway by the library is explored there should always be a hallway by the library. If the mansion is shown to be in some medieval town it's jarring for a later windowframe shot to show a road through empty plains going right up to the window.

Maybe that's just down to a mismatch of expectations---I was treating it as a long-running type of thing but for you the OP of >>105777 to Dungeon Master a whole new type of AI-driven game is a lot of work to commit to for a draft CYOA thread. Also AI is not 'there' yet. It's difficult to specify many things in an image especially if they interact, and temporal consistency is another thing it's weak at. Ah well, give it a few more months.
R:16 / I:10

Bocchi the Rock

People may say 'She's coming out of her shell too fast!' or 'Unrealistic she should stay hikki forever', but I think that having a hopeful message for hikkis is nice every once in a while. I want to see Bocchi happy.
R:34 / I:16

The Kissu Year+ In Review

Something I've kept to myself until now is that I've been taking catalog screenshots of /jp/ and /qa/ for a year with the goal of sharing its HTML snapshots. Well, it's time to finally use them!
I figure this would be a nice place to reminisce and talk about stuff we did, or provide ideas for new things to do. Or, perhaps give newer people a glimpse into what we were talking about back then. Please feel free to share memories or questions or anything else!
I'm not going to dump it all at once, and instead will add a new ZIP every few days
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Do you drink/like energy drinks?

I've noticed quite a few of the people that I talk to drink them, but I personally find them pretty gross and not all that helpful.
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/qa/ makes a schedule

Did you know that making schedules for activities can be a good way of helping you to accomplish what you set out to do? Instead of letting NEET entropy guide you, you should try and put some order into the things you do.

Like for myself I've scheduled myself to adhere to the following:
-Get Space Elevators in Factorio
-Play all the Armored Core games
-Get to Deep Space Science in Factorio
-(re)Play all the Drakengard/Nier games
-Finish Factorio Space Exploration
R:8 / I:3
Marine mammals only rest one hemisphere of their brains at a time so that they can stay awake all the time and prevent drowning.
What would you do if you also have that ability?
Assuming you normally sleep 8 hours a day, you can now spend 8 hours each for one hemisphere sleep instead so that you can stay awake 24 hours a day, but you will have 16 hours of only one hemisphere being active, which could reduce body functionality. But I think most of average /qa/ neets activities don't require much brain activities anyway.
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What are your favorite midi files and how do you listen to them? Personally one of my favorites is tenshi.mid It is an XG midi. I listen to midis with SYXG-50 or Sound Canvas VA depending on the song. I would love to own physical midi hardware though
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Answer: Megumin dancing.
R:34 / I:9

Buying stuff?

There's some bad news in Japan about the yen being quite weak lately, but it's selfishly good news for people that want to buy Japanese things, so have you thought about it or have bought anything lately?
I'm not talking about resellers based in the West that will keep the beneficial exchange rate as extra profit for themselves, but rather buying from Japanese sellers directly that will ship internationally.
I'm not someone with extra money laying around, but it's getting kind of hard to resist...
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Oh? What brings you to the abode of furry Patchy?

[This thread is a prototype of one I have planned for /qa/. This is a 'choose your own adventure' scenario using AI image prompts. While it would be ideal if you can give me specific booru tags, you can also tell me using "human language" and I can plug it in or try to adapt it into my own knowledge of booru tags.
For now, it's going to be reliant on looking at a text file to see what artist style LORAs I have available ( >>>/f/407 ) if you wish to choose one. I should probably try to find a better naming scheme if other people are going to look through it, but this will suffice for now.
R:21 / I:4
I find it strange how most hacking attempts occur through manipulation(aka social engineering) than prowess at manipulating and finding mistakes in system implementations.

Take for example this unremarkable website and otherwise boring site
https://web.archive.org/web/20230322172443/http://chudbuds.lol/
Someone convinces the admin to put an RCE on their desktop and screw up everything.

Is there any sort of due diligence you could do in this case or is it just a situation of another amateur sysadmin messing up as usual, giving access to people who manipulated their trust?
R:5 / I:1
Answer: Yunyun dancing.
R:74 / I:47

Learning Photoshop with Kissu!

Hello, friends. Would you believe me if I told you that the attached image is an edit? It does not exist! It's crazy, isn't it? You assumed there was a Mewkledreamy/Elden Ring crossover, but it's not actually real. This is the power of photo editing.
Photoshop is expensive, though, and these days you have to subscribe. I heard there's a way to bypass that, but this isn't the thread for it. I heard someone might have uploaded it somewhere, I think a bird was talking about it.
Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes. I think we should talk about photo editing to encourage more kissu creations since people might want to participate in the random nonsense people throw together here now and then.
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/qa/ music creation thread

i've seen dedicated drawthreads and writethreads here, but never once saw a music creation thread. considering you can post sound files here i wonder why it happens, because i did see several posters here said they made music. is it because many consider the stuffs they make have no merit to be posted? or because many have some musician profiles that they want no connection to this place...?
anyway, post some musics you made!
R:61 / I:19

Kissu multiplayer games?

Do you play any online games you'd like to play with kissu people?
Maybe this could be a thread to play some games together online? I think the stuff should ideally be free, cheap, or already have multiple players here.

Personally, I'd like to start playing Power Bomberman together again. It's a free fan game it's really fun, featuring a crapload of characters (including the new slutty ones) in beautiful pixel form and lots of cool maps. We had a thread for it about a year ago.
http://www.bombermanboard.com/viewtopic.php?t=1925
You can play it offline too, if you want to practice.

So, what multiplayer games do you want to play?
R:67 / I:37
The seeds never were, and mankind remains unforgiven.
R:54 / I:26

Kissu's Birthday!

Kissu is four years old! Stream has concluded!

You WERE cordially invited to the annual streaming of Tsukuyomi Moon Phase, the namesake of this corner of the internet known as Kissu!
Kissu was born on December 1st, 2018, and since streaming is done on weekends for the benefit of those people that have things known as "lives", the stream will start on Friday, December 2nd at 6PM EST/11PM UTC.*
Currently the plan is to watch 13 episodes on the 2nd and then 13 more (12 + OVA) on the 9th, which is what we did in previous years. However, I'm also open to splitting it up into 3 weeks since 5 hours of streaming is a pretty long time.
Questions? Comments? Neko mimi modo?



*Timezones are a major pain and sadly some people will be left out, but if there is enough interest maybe someone can organize a stream for the Eastern hemisphere and I could provide you with the stuff you need. [css deactivated]
R:7 / I:3
Twitter open sourced their recommendation algorithm. What do you think about it?
https://blog.twitter.com/engineering/en_us/topics/open-source/2023/twitter-recommendation-algorithm

The takeaways from the article:
- Tweets are sourced 50% from people you follow (In-Network) and 50% from people you don’t follow (Out-of-Network)
- In-Network tweets are ranked based on the the likelihood of engagement between two users.
- Out-of-Network users and tweets are clustered into 145k "communities" anchored by a cluster of influential users.
- The selected tweets are ranked using a neural network, optimized for positive engagement.

Overall, tweets are selected to maximize the amount of likes, retweets, and replies from you.
R:20 / I:2

Stream Tomorow

I couldn't watch the ending of Buddy Dads so I want to watch it tomorrow.

While we're at it, might as well also stream the recent 2023 Trigun series since it seems like a lot of people avoided it.

https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri
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New chatroom for Kissu's #qa
Connected in relay to Sageru #qa
R:16 / I:9

Calming Methods/Meditation

How does /qa/ deal with or come down from extreme stress or anxiety? I tend to try and sleep it off, but this method isn't really a surefire guarantee to make my worries go away.
R:21 / I:5
How old were you when you realized that trying to take things seriously is just meta-irony?
Meta-irony is the concept that we're pretending to be serious in a world where falsehood is the accepted norm. That we're just liars in pretending to want to be serious.

Nothing that we say on /qa/ can be taken seriously or should be taken seriously. We're all liars using sources that fit our biases.
You might think that Kissu is some site where mature styles of posting are considered better, but you're just lying to yourself in an effort to maintain some belief in the value of the old internet before people became accustomed to falsehoods and trolling.

As bots and AI style posting get more and more commonplace this meta-irony will grow more and more so that even trying to be serious on the internet will be some sort of joke. A meta-humour in a way.
Without some sort of verification system ruining your anonymity completely there's no way to even be anything other than meta-ironic.
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What is it that Vichan has over all its competitors that makes it "complete" in comparison. I heard this from someone who was telling me about why it's held up so long and I still can't figure it out.
R:20 / I:3

The price of artworks

Do you think that the price tags of artworks are determined by their mediums? I think this is the case in practical senses, which means that digital artworks should cost nothing.

For example, a digitized picture of Mona Lisa worth nothing, while the original is valuable because of the canvas it was painted on.
A digital copy of a popular song can be frequently streamed for free from official sources. A ticket to a concert costs something, because you're paying for the experience rather than the song itself. The same can also be said for a digital copy of a film, versus going to a movie theater, versus the original film negative.
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Hidamari Stream

'Cause it's been a long time coming.

I'll be streaming seasons 1 and 2 of Hidamari this Friday and the next at 6PM EST over on https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/widehall
This way, we'll finally be able to fall asleep together while watching one of the greatest and most relaxing classics of our time, like a true /qa/zoku. Be there!
We can decide whether to continue with after finishing 365, let's first see how things go and decide then.
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According to the happenings thread >>101080 , Ash's journey in Pokémon is finally ending. It's pretty impressive. He was doing it back when I was a kid, but here we are in 2022 and it's finally over.
It brings lots of thoughts to mind apart from nostalgia.

- I wish I was into Pokémon more. It's like the /mlp/ people on 4chan, there's a bunch of dorks involved, even around my age, that still keep the magic alive. Sure, there's a bunch of kids as there should be, but it's interesting to see older people around making references that only people of a certain age would get. It's hard to find good internet losers.

-Names. People on the English internet generally refer to him as Ash (like this thread) and the localization names for each Pokemon as well. Some names are the same, but many of them aren't. One of my favorite Pokémon is Bulbausaur and not Fushigidane. With the internet full of arguments over everything regards translations, it's strange how this never seems to crop up.

-Great games. I haven't played the most recent ones, but I've never played one I didn't love. I think the newer games allow you to see the Types so you didn't need to throw moves around randomly, which was really getting to be a problem when there are 1000 of them instead of 150.

-The games get a LOT of various ROMhacks. There's even that one Touhou one that's not a hack but a standalone game. Not just simple hacks, either, but very involved stuff and you could spend thousands of hours playing them all. I should look into them more and try some out.

-Pokégirls. I think everyone knows this, but this series has some of the best character designs around and has been consistent about it since its inception. The Asuka vs. Rei thing never seemed that interesting to me in comparison to the girls in Pokémon. Even the 'girl of the week' in the anime had more interesting people in them. Duplica the girl with the Ditto that couldn't transform its face sticks out to me. Brock getting a crush on every girl really made sense.

-Just a fantastic style in general. There are places like https://hirespokemon.tumblr.com/ where you can see the old concept art and it's truly beautiful. Sugimori is a true genius. Also apparently his name is used by people as a keyword to improve the quality of AI art. A name synonymous with quality.

I learned how to type é on the keyboard waaaay back in the day just so I could type Pokémon. Alt + 0 + 2 + 3 + 3 !
So... do you have any strong Pokémon feelings? Are you a Pokémaniac?
R:15 / I:3
Counter Strike 2 got announced recently and is releasing some time this Summer. I heard a rumor it's going to be free to play, but I'm not sure on that.

Might be fun to get a server going when it releases.
R:18 / I:4

On Media Platform Consolidation

How does /qa/ feel about so much of the content online being limited to just a few enormous platforms? In some ways this has lead to a massive increase in discoverability for smaller creators as the potential audience on these platforms could not feasibly be larger, and it's convenient for the consumer to have most everything they want right in front of them. However, everything has its downsides and I'm sure with kissu being itself split off from the mainstream net there's at least some major gripes people have with it. A good example being how content moderation on these large platforms essentially means the erasure of most content that either pushes beyond the limits of brand safe or that corporations take issue with (For example: DMCA). Plenty of videos and whatnot I've favorites on YouTube throughout the years have been lost to time because of this, and I'm sure that most of kissu has experienced the same.

With that said, in recent times I've somewhat noticed a resurgence of competitors vying at a piece of the marketshare. Although at current most of these alternatives are a bit too focused on less than preferable topics, potential success could actually cause some cracks to appear in the otherwise impervious figure the current giants have formed for themselves. Which does bring up a potential question I don't think people have really considered: Instead of the net consolidating further, is it possible we actually see somewhat of a reversal in which the internet begins to fragment again?
R:64 / I:30
HOLY FUCKING SHIT

THIS YEAR HAS BARELY STARTED AND I ALREADY LOVE IT

HOW IS THIS FUCKING REAL
R:5 / I:0
I wonder how people would react if Obsidian somehow got the rights to make the next Fallout and they decided to make it an isometric turn based RPG like the originals.

I would love that but Fallout is probably too mainstream of a franchise to do something so old school.
R:42 / I:12
Does /qa/ like milk?
R:44 / I:16

"Grindy" Games

What does /qa/ think about games that requires the player to do a lot of repetitive processes to win (grinding)?
I don't like these games because these games don't have real difficulty or contents: they have artificial difficulty that are designed to artificially prolong the playtime and trick the players to feel they're experiencing more game contents than reality.
The only thing I need to do is to waste lots of time doing mundane things over and over again and I can beat the game when I get high enough level. Or if the game expects you to have some rare powerful items I just have to repeat the item hunt until I get that 0.001% drop. There is neither challenge, nor much of fresh contents.
Also these games tend to please casual players because casual players want dopamine and these games are designed to steadily release dopamine with level ups and item drops until the difficulty ramps up so that dopamine avoidance kicks in and players will shell out money to buy stuffs.
R:5 / I:0
owari da
R:77 / I:15

IMs and imageboards

What would the benefits and drawbacks be of trying to implement IM functionality onto an imageboard. If you were to try doing so, how would you approach tackling this? My thoughts are that an omnichat encompassing everything connected to the site and the site itself would be neat, but I can't really see the need for anything further like a board chat or smaller.

Also please give a reason for why PMs on imageboards between users is a retarded idea that could never work in a million years and just introduces a bunch of headaches that aren't worth all the effort you'd need to put into implementing them.
R:115 / I:20
WTF man, I JUST (reluctantly) moved to 10.

>Microsoft has been teasing a “next generation” of Windows for months now, but new hints suggest the company isn’t just preparing an update to its existing Windows 10 software, but a new, numbered version of the operating system: Windows 11.
Well, I'm not going to use this until 2025 based on the previous time I've "upgraded", not least of which because people will need time to crack all of its data harvesting that I'm sure will be even worse than 10's.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466394/microsoft-windows-11-launch-teaser-rumors
R:17 / I:7
Does /qa/ have any favorite extinct animals? I'm a big fan of trilobites.

Don't limit yourself! Anything extinct within the last few years to the Cambrian explosion and before!
R:8 / I:2
What if we had a thread that only bots could post in, set to only gather data from /qa/
R:306 / I:118

Gamin'

So what games has Kissu been playin'? Pulled out any consoles or dusted off any old games?
R:60 / I:11
do you think that catalogs and overboards are detrimental to an imageboard's quality of posts? i'm not sure about catalogs but i do think overboards can be harmful since different types of threads get grouped in, and as such anons may be inclined to reply to a /qa/ thread with a /jp/ style, so to speak.
R:4 / I:0

Raytracing

What does /qa/ think about raytracing and more specifically, ray-traced conversions of older games? Personally, I feel like most ray-tracing is wildly unrealistic and is often done in a tacky and exaggerated way, especially when it comes to RT conversions which rarely live up to the original.
R:3 / I:0

Motivation

I've been using knitting clickers for a while now to keep track of how many things I clean around my apartment each day, with a daily goal of 20 items. It's working really well, I've basically trained myself to clean things up just because I can get a few more clicks on the clicker; like I'm training a dog. If you only clean sporadically I would highly recommend it; my apartment is cleaner than it's ever been.

I've been thinking about applying the same principle towards other tasks - breaking them down into tiny parts that can be accomplished in a couple minutes or less, then tracking it using a clicker. But not everything breaks down so easily, and the training feels less motivating if I only get to record a click after 15-30 minutes. Perhaps if I make larger goals weekly instead of daily it'll feel better.


How do you motivate yourself to do all the things you should do in a day?

Feel free to post general progress or problems you have with motivation and getting things done.
R:31 / I:9

KONOSUBA STREAM

Because there's a Megumin anime coming out soon I think it's a good time to finally have Konosuba be something that the kissu stream has seen. To that end I'll be streaming the two seasons of konosuba followed by the movie these upcoming fridays and sunday.

It'll be on https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri at 6:00 PM EST on 03/03, 03/10, and 03/12, so you better not miss it!
R:19 / I:8
Who are your favorite fictional characters and why do you love them?
Or, to open it up a bit more, what characters do you like and why? From video games, movies, etc

[this thread idea brought to you by chatgpt]
R:66 / I:18
What kind of mouse do you use and are you happy with it? My left clicker on my razer adder is messed up and it's time to get a new one. I don't think I want to get another one because this was after only one year. The rainbow lights are kind of cool, I guess.
I use a mix of relaxed and claw grip and have small hands so it's seemingly impossible to get something that's fully comfortable. Maybe I should try a trackball or something, but can those be as accurate as mice?
Uhh... post about computer mice or something.
R:54 / I:13
Does /qa/ like space exploration stuff? NASA is working together with the ESA, JAXA, and CSA in a joint mission called Artemis which seeks to be the beginning of long-term human habitation on the Moon.

For the past week or so the test launch vehicle, the SLS, has been preparing for launch. It consists of the exact same vehicle that will carry humans, but is set to be launch un-manned as a proof of concept and test of all the systems before sending up humans in manned missions.
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>/qa/

/qa/ is a board on the popular imageboard website 4chan. The board's name stands for "question and answer", and it is intended to be a place for users to ask and answer questions related to the website, its culture, and its userbase.

/qa/ is often seen as a more "mature" board compared to some of the other boards on 4chan. It is known for its slower pace of discussion and for its focus on more thoughtful and serious topics. Unlike many other boards on 4chan, /qa/ also has a more relaxed moderation policy, allowing for more open discussion and debate.

Some common topics of discussion on /qa/ include the website's features and policies, the behavior of other users, and the state of online communities more broadly. Users also sometimes post threads seeking advice or feedback on personal projects or creative works.

While /qa/ is generally seen as a more positive and constructive board compared to some of the other boards on 4chan, it is not immune to controversy or drama. As with other online communities, disagreements and conflicts can arise, and users may sometimes engage in trolling or other negative behavior.
R:10 / I:2
I remember that kissu has had threads and posts about figs before, but how do people even get into such an expensive hobby and how do they know they're getting good quality figs/dolls?
R:2 / I:0
Do you ever go into the archives to look back on the posts you've made with fondness? Or maybe something other than fondness... Realized that there was a simple way for me to check a slice of my posts back on /qa/ and found it to be a fun little trip through the years.
R:4 / I:0

Key VN/Ani

What do you think of Key Animation's openings?
What's your favorite, least favorite and possibly tier list?
R:21 / I:4

Comfy fantasy games

Do you know any games that have a comfy, fun adventuring feeling in a generic fantasy setting, similar to Konosuba?

I'd say old school Ragnarok Online and Mabinogi capture this experience, but right now I can't think of any offline games.
R:9 / I:6
SOMETIMES IN LIFE YOU COME ACROSS A CHANCE, AN OPPORTUNITY SO GREAT THAT IT'LL DECIDE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU. A POSSIBILITY TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY AND RELEASE ALL THE NEGATIVES FROM YOUR LIFE. THE KIND OF CHOICE THAT MAY END UP INDUCING THE FORCE OF A THOUSAND JO SESSIONS TO SEISO LITTLE SHOUJOS EMBRACING THEIR ONII-CHANS. IT WILL IMMEDIATELY THRUST YOU FROM YOUR COMPUTER INSIDE OF YOUR MOMS BASEMENT INTO THE COMFORT OF A 100000 SQ FT MANSION SERVED BY KEMONOMIMI MAIDS THAT NYAN NYAN ON COMMAND FIT WITH UNLIMITED GIG SPEED INTERNET. SO WITH THAT I IMPLORE YOU TO ANSWER ME, WHAT ARE THE BEST ANIME WITH GIRLS IN THEM?
R:4 / I:1
What does /qa/ think about old forum smileys?

https://www.mysmiley.net/free-character-smileys.php
R:5 / I:0
New Shadow
R:40 / I:20
Elden Ring thread hit the bump limit, here's a new one in case anyone is still playing. Maybe post a cute Ranni if you feel like it.

New patch is being released today.

>Multiplayer servers for #ELDENRING will undergo maintenance today, April 19, 2022. It is expected to last about 1 hour for all platforms and will include an update to version 1.04.
>Maintenance will begin at 1:00 AM PDT | 10:00 CEST | 17:00 JST. Thank you for your patience.

I'm expecting bleed to get nerfed hard.
R:21 / I:4
What the fuck is this jfif garbage? Everytime I save an image now I get this garbage format and I can't post it on imageboards because its not supported. Where the fuck did this shit even come from?
R:23 / I:6
How come there hasn't been as much development in emulation of 7th gen consoles? Even 8th gen consoles seem to be getting better development as of late compared to the 7th.
R:17 / I:6
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.
R:9 / I:1
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?
R:5 / I:3
do u hab geims in ur fone?
R:6 / I:3
How did Pompo have so much influence and control over production as a producer? I always thought that was just a figurehead job?
R:141 / I:62
What do you do when you want something good for dinner but your motivation is almost rock bottom?
R:16 / I:6
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.
R:5 / I:3

Revenger

What are your thoughts on this anime so far?
R:15 / I:2
why do I forget to eat when I live alone?
R:7 / I:5
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.
R:15 / I:2
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.
R:23 / I:4
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
R:4 / I:1
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.
R:12 / I:5
As a tsundere lover I was thinking about tsundere when I started to think about the differences that exist between tsuns, the start of all of this was months ago when I was trying to decide whether I wanted to use Hammann or Arethusa in Azur Lane. Both are fine tsuns, but I had difficulty thinking of them as the same. This is when I created the first set of variables, stable and unstable.

A stable tsundere acts the way they do due to their personality or to hide their true feelings. It is common for a stable tsundere to get mad and throw around insults as an intentional way to avoid showing what they really think, this goes along with the teasing the one you like dynamic with tsuns who get all mad at their person of interest as an excuse to talk to them. Stable tsundere are the type that are all "It's not like I want to do this with you or something, don't misunderstand!" yet still showed up and will happily go along with whatever is happening. For them the tsun side is an intentional choice to cover up awkwardness/self doubt and/or a result of their confrontational/abrasive personality. Arethusa is a stable tsundere. "Don't get carried away! I came here because of a tasty cake! It's still too early for me to acknowledge you!"

An unstable tsundere acts the way they do because they don't understand their feelings, their personality makes it difficult for them to control their feelings, or because they don't want to accept their feelings. It is common for an unstable tsundere to be prone to outbursts or have some reason to legitimately dislike the person of interest, violent tsundere are almost always the unstable kind unless its a femdom type of thing (think early Nagatoro and her original version from the doujin; while she can lose control, she still acts the way she does as an intentional way to show affection thereby making her a stable tsundere). An unstable tsundere is unable to control when the tsun comes out and when the dere comes out, and often can't to explain why they act the way they do. Unstable tsundere are the type that are all "I hate you! Go Die! You are human trash, never speak to me again!" yet get sad/frustrated when they get what they want and might end up going right to the person of interest. For them the tsun side is actual anger/dislike (actual or perceived) put at odds with the dere side, hence making them unstable.
Hammann is a unstable tsundere. "Why am I always so angry? Because a certain commander just won't learn! And I'm angry at myself for not getting angry at him!"

I came up with this and thought that I had come up with a good way to start categorizing tsunderes, but I knew that I would have to then think of it considering two broader types of tsundere that I already knew existed: old school tsundere and new school tsundere.
https://youtu.be/6JoyuY1i9ys
This classic clip does a good job of explaining it, but basically old school tsundere is a character that starts tsun and turns dere while new school is dere on the inside tsun on the outside. When I considered this in the context of the stable/unstable dynamic I found that you couldn't neatly describe stable tsundere as old school (though does tend to lean that direction) and unstable as new school (though again, it does tend to lean that way). The definitions aren't mutually exclusive and I was able to think of several cases where it was stable/new school unstable/old school, I have attached a (poorly made) chart with some examples for each type.

It is worth mentioning that all of this is not on a one or the other basis, I chose strong examples for the chart but these categorizations exist on a scale. An example of a tsundere I had difficulty categorizing is Asuka from Eva as she exhibits traits of both stable and unstable throughout the show and the old school vs new school is unclear as it largely depends on how you interpret the relationship. Kirino from Oreimo is another example as she is old school if you take the show at face value, but the lines becomes blurred when you watch to the end and learn more about her situation.

This is a way to categorize by type of tsundere, not type of character. Oujo-sama tsundere, tomboy tsundere, childhood friend tsundere, imouto tsundere, and bratty loli tsundere can fall anywhere in the spectrum I have created. Thank you for reading, I hope we can all continue to enjoy tsundere together.
R:9 / I:7
What did /qa/ think of the first episode of hirogaru sky?
R:18 / I:3
I'm thinking of streaming Josee the Tigerfish.
A romance movie that isn't depressing based on a short story by Seiko Tanabe. (There were also some live actions that we won't mention)
She died in 2019 and the adaptation was completed in 2020.

Should I do it on Friday or this Sunday?
R:1136 / I:201

cocoa blog

warming you up
R:10 / I:5
Oh no!
3D as a cost cutting tool!
R:20 / I:3

OGL v1.1

Has anyone of Kissu heard about this? Apparently the new version 1.1 of the OGL was leaked recently and it's much more restrictive than 1.0.

https://gizmodo.com/dnd-wizards-of-the-coast-ogl-1-1-open-gaming-license-1849950634

It seems WotC/Hasbro is attempting to lock down on DnD and DnD related content with this and get more money out of derivative and fan works. But the real interesting point as that this new license de-authorizes 1.0, which is pretty bold of them to attempt. It claims that after 1.1 is released no new work can use the 1.0 license, and it's caused a lot of controversy.

Personally I'm not a fan, it clearly looks like Hasbro's attempt to wring money out of the popularity of DnD. And I'm highly suspect of the legality of de-authorizing 1.0 at all. But I guess they're confidant their lawyers can defend it.

For those who don't know, the OGL is basically to TTRPGs what the GPL is to software, and it was created to mimic software licensing. It allows anyone to make, modify, or redistribute content for TTRPGs licensed under it. Most notably game mechanics and game systems.
R:5 / I:2
AI has failed us
R:5 / I:0
I've always wondered why a lot of Japanese music sounds like The Beatles or similar era 60s bands.
R:32 / I:11
Does anyone else feel like they're getting too old for this type of anime?
R:8 / I:1
So how much of Drakengard and Nier do I need to complete for full context going into this?
R:37 / I:6

Identifiable Posters

What are /qa/'s opinions on avatarfags, namefags, and tripfags? Are they helpful or harmful towards an imageboard, and to what degree for each?
R:11 / I:3
Despite being extremely skilled at video games, wouldn't Sally stay far away from SoulsBorne games due to their horror elements?
R:15 / I:5
How do I make potatoes work in Asian dishes?
The starch and graininess of them doesn't blend with anything rice or noodle
R:2 / I:0
R:32 / I:6
Where do you think you got your taste in music from? Or what influences do you think had the biggest impact on what you listen to now?
R:7 / I:3
Would you say you're spoiled? I think I'm spoiled.
R:19 / I:4
How's a hikki supposed to go about changing their bad posture? I tried sleeping upright in a bed amd it's just painful.
R:160 / I:80

Fall 2022 Seasonal Anime

What is /qa/ going to watch this season?

As for me,
Looking forward to:
- Spy x Family Part 2
- Mob Psycho 100 III
- Do it Yourself!!
- Fumetsu no Anata e 2nd Season


Looking forward to trying:
- Akuyaku Reijou nanode Last Boss wo Kattemimashita
- Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai
- C Danchi
- Yuusha no Party wo Tsuihou sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyoushu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau
- Yama no Susume: Next Summit
- Mushikaburi-hime
- Reiwa no Di Gi Charat
- Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman.
- Bocchi the Rock!
- Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen
- Urusei Yatsura (2022)

Trying but don't have high hopes for:
- Tensei shitara Ken Deshita
- Noumin Kanren no Skill bakka Agetetara Nazeka Tsuyoku Natta.
- Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Double
- Shinmai Renkinjutsushi no Tenpo Keiei
- Akiba Maid Sensou
- Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana - The Teardrop Crystal
- Cool Doji Danshi
- Chainsaw Man
- Renai Flops
- Aru Asa Dummy Head Mic ni Natteita Ore-kun no Jinsei
- 4-nin wa Sorezore Uso wo Tsuku
- Arknights: Reimei Zensou
- KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de

Trying but will probably drop:
- Shinobi no Ittoki
- Futoku no Guild
- Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
- Human Bug Daigaku
R:16 / I:4
A sword of legend, transforming any girl that wields it into the perfect form!
R:8 / I:2

Nyoroko's Live Broadcasting - a Kissu scanlation project

I feel like continuing the typesetting of this one. Can't make any promises about how far I'll get, but I'd like to get a few more chapters out at least.

(Previous discussion in the Revival of Translation Project thread)
R:5 / I:1
How do I learn to pinch pennies?
R:11 / I:1
sorry fellas
I like sports now
R:68 / I:12

Utena Anime Stream

As outlined in >>>/b/11084 I plan to stream Revolutionary Girl Utena in 4 separate streams starting this Friday/Sunday. Each starting at 6pm EST, that means the first stream is tomorrow!
R:5 / I:2
Translate it, Fritz!
R:98 / I:38

Chainsaw Man

So the most anticipated anime of the year aired yesterday.... Does anyone have any thoughts on it or anything?
R:11 / I:3
How do bananas grow from such tiny seeds?
R:28 / I:14

Tea, coffee, and other similar beverages

How do you like your hot drinks? I just started making drip coffee (machine) and it is definitely an improvement over that instant stuff I used to drink for years--even the "top shelf" ones. And I like how there are so many more types of coffee to choose from now, the ones with very little acidity being my favourites.
R:36 / I:6

New Year's Gikopoi Party

It's that time of year again when people from various textboards, imageboards, IRC and other outdated internet communities turn into little kinda-almost-isometric 2D cats and hang out and welcome in the new year. New Year's Eve is this Saturday, which will interfere a bit with the seasonal stream for some timezones, but I think we can alter how that goes and give a buffer zone for each hour mark.

There's two different forks of it and I don't know which one we'll use. Maybe a dice toss or something will decide? If there's some drama involved (which there usually is) I don't care about it.
Anyway, this is your heads up that you can spend that night with your internet friends.
R:3 / I:1
Still need to make two threads
R:224 / I:28
To keep the "Post AI generated images" thread silly and carefree, a serious discussion that came about is being moved into this new thread so that one can stay topical.
Here is the original text:


Looks like a villain has already arose. "NovelAI", a monetized AI art thing publicly states that it trained on danbooru. Japanese artists (and stupid English speakers) upset about their art used for a paid product are associating danbooru as a willing partner and not something scraped by the parasitic company. So now some people want their work purged from danbooru because of scum like the "NovelAI" people. This is why we can't have nice things.
Also, danbooru has already banned AI-generated images. https://danbooru.donmai.us/forum_posts/223144
R:17 / I:3
I need to vent a bit, hope it won't disturb the peace and comfiness of /qa/. I swear I take it easy most of the time but I had enough. I will never buy figurines ever again. I bought a Reimu figurine from Amazon Japan for Christmas and as I was trying to put all the pieces into place I accidentally scratched the base of the figurine with the plastic stand Reimu was supposed to stay in. Then today as I was cleaning my shelf and relocating my figurines, the top of her shinto stick (sorry idk the name) BROKE UP. I can't take it anymore. I have been collecting figurines for about a decade and most of them broke up or got scratches or whatever. I'm tired of overpriced figurines, I'm tired of the of PVC, I'm tired of the burden that is putting the pieces together. Like, why can't it just be a single piece. Why the removable head, hands or torso? Why the extra fragile base stand? I won't buy more figurines because I can't take care of them. I hate how dusty they get all the time, how fragile they are and I fucking hate removable parts. I'm buying a vinil statue not a fucking toy, I don't need 5 different types of hand.
There, I feel much better now.
R:312 / I:248

Utawarerumono? UTWARERUMONO!

I need a thread to post about the Utwarerumono trilogy, specifically the anime adaptation of part 3 which has just started airing so I made this thread. Generally speaking, I'll do what I did about the stream thread here >>91605 and post art and music and stuff to share my love for this series and I hope you'll join me in talking about it!
I LOVE Utwarerumono! Do you love Utwarerumono? You should love Utawarerumono! Let's all talk about our love for Utawarerumono! This is a thread of those who love that of whose legends are sung!
R:304 / I:284

/qa/ - pout

Bump limits are for DORKS
R:39 / I:5
When it comes to future general AI, why do you think people are so confident to predict that they'll be bordering on omniscient, if not omnipotent?

It seems far more likely to me that they'll be rather mundane and more on-level with the intelligence of a regular human.
R:16 / I:10
Does /qa/ have any brain problems?
R:12 / I:5
Is it better to space out good things or to engage with them as they are found?
I ask this because in the past 3 weeks I have finished Natsu no Arashi, Penguindrum, and Mahoromatic. I think less of Natsu no Arashi despite really liking it because I was quickly blown away by Penguindrum. Similarly I found Mahoromatic to be fun and well made, but lacked the impact the other two had. If I hadn't watched these shows so close together these connections wouldn't have been made. Is there a reason to not intentionally space things out or a way to take advantage of this?
R:8 / I:2

What video editing software do you use?

What video editing software does /qa/ use? I'm looking to perform simple editing like cropping, flipping, and speeding up videos and making image sequences. I use Sony Vegas and it's really bad, the exported video is always dimmer than it should be and the compression is awful compared to ffmpeg's.
R:21 / I:11
Sup dudes, I've been away for several months due to life things. Anything notable happen in the meantime? Also, my only entertainment during that time was VNs and tokusatsu, so if you could also let me know about the good 'nime that came out in the meantime that'd also be nice. So many shows that I was looking forward to like Suisei no Majo, Shadows House S2 and Bocchi the Rock, and I haven't watched a single one of them. ;_;
R:10 / I:5
How do imageboard archives get all the space to store 1000 versions of Tenshi eating a Corndog for 10 years?
R:22 / I:7
What happened to 4/qa/? I have only been browsing KC for two years or so
R:11 / I:2
At what point in a show's lifetime do spoilers stop becoming a problem?
R:4 / I:2
What the heck how did I just learn today that one of my favorite eromangas got an animated adaptation??!?!

https://anidb.net/anime/17462

I'm not expecting a lot since animated hentai is usually pretty low quality, but I'm still downloading it to watch.
R:2 / I:1
Is it possible to learn a skill you never picked up in your teenaged/growing years?
R:5 / I:1
Have there been any isekai-style stories about revisiting not the distant past or a fantasy setting, but revisiting the internet of 15 years ago and introducing modern culture to it. Like imagine a guy who knows all about modern twitter humour and can quote 1000 dril tweets from memory, getting a massive head-start over everyone else when he introduces it to 2007-era twitter where people didn't post about anything more interesting than their lunches or their work or because the cultural knowledge of how to actually be viral on twitter just did not exist. Tell me that doesn't hit the same buttons as spreading knowledge of the printing press or internal combustion engine to antiquity.
R:13 / I:7

Character Alignment Charts

Lets make some D&D alignment charts of our favorite stories!
R:4 / I:1
Is it just me, or does Bocchi seem to have brought forth a lot more MADs recently? Felt like they were sorta on the downturn or I didn't see them as much before, and now I see them in my recommended feed a lot more while surfing youtube.

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