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R:48 / I:20
What is /qa/ looking forward to this season? Compared to last season, I don't see a lot of anime I'm looking forward to watching weekly this season. Though there are some I want to try out.
Looking forward to watch weekly:
- Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
- Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshi Kousei wo Hirou.
- Zombie Land Saga: Revenge
- Slime taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
- Tensura Nikki
Try out weekly:
- Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
- Dragon, Ie wo Kau.
- Yakunara Mug Cup mo
- Blue Reflection Ray
- Bishounen tanteidan
- Super Cub

Anime I'm looking forward to binge:
- Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
- Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
Try out binge:
- 86
- Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
R:34 / I:3

/qa/ blog

it's what all the girls are talking about
R:207 / I:30

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: April 2nd, 2021
R:43 / I:13

H&H W13

Haven & Hearth is getting another new world, anyone want to play? We had a few people playing last time they reset it.
It's a survival/crafting game with permadeath. You progress your character by eating and finding stuff (to craft or build with and things that give exp), eventually settling somewhere and building a village. Later on getting into things like farming/mining/husbandry. It's pretty unique, I recommend trying it out if you haven't already.
To spawn together someone has to build a beacon and send a code, then you make a character, click on the pole (spawn charter, it's to the right of the fire) and input it, then walk into the fire. Otherwise you spawn in a random part of the world, and walking towards each other can take days or be not be possible at all if you're on another continent, not until way later.
R:66 / I:20
><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!
R:11 / I:3
Are siblings as annoying as people make them out to be?
R:258 / I:227
the pout girl
R:4 / I:3
I'm not so sure I trust this teddy bear...
An AI on a mission to save humanity directed by an AI seems all sorts of fishy, even though the motive is pure.
R:68 / I:12

Dreams thread

What have you been dreaming recently?
R:12 / I:6
Have you ever stopped to appreciate something amazing? Take dandelions, for instance. People regard these as an ugly weed sometimes, but I think they're awesome and a true success story.
R:75 / I:31

Touhou 18 is announced

https://touhou-project.news/news/3368/

Time to do some 1cc reps again
R:19 / I:6
Hard to believe it was actually good, basically perfect even. The staff did perfect justice to 774's art and to Nagatoro's energetic self. Even the Seiyuu knocked it out of the park, which came as a surprise since in the original PV it was impossible to think of her as a gyaru character. Now in the actual product her voice acting only served to add to the teasing.
R:31 / I:14

Create a Kanji thread

make up a kanji, draw it and write fanfic about it

this one is 海 + 牛 and it means dugong (turns out the term for sirenian was exactly that)
it's typically used standalone, its kun is じゅごん but it also has カイ as on
R:3 / I:0
Vermin down
R:16 / I:5
>>>/b/6778
Theoretically, downloading anime is faster than streaming anime ever could be, and more convenient, if you set it up right. For seasonals as long as you know your RSS feeds you can open up your torrent client (basing this off of what you can do in qBittorrent) and create some RSS rules for whatever it is you may want to download, then your torrent client will automatically download new episodes when they come out on the tracker. You will then have the episode ready to be played at any time without any buffering or possible other issues, and most likely before any streaming service will have picked it up. Now you may think that it'll be annoying to navigate to wherever it is the anime is stored so you can watch it, but even that can be made simple with https://taiga.moe/ . Once the anime is downloaded, as long as you have the destination folder in your library Taiga will pick up that the episode has been downloaded, and will allow you to easily select that you want to watch the latest episode of said anime. It's extremely easy, and requires zero effort once it's been set up. Everyone should consider doing this.
R:19 / I:1
Been playing Princess Maker 2 recently, since it's a great game, and I've been wondering. How do the sequels compare to this? I've heard that none of them really have been able to live up to 2, but do they have better visualizations for how your character is doing? I know that pm2's character potraits are limited, but they're all pretty good, so maybe as the series went on they made it so the progress the girl makes is more visual.

Also right now I'm trying to go for a really sinful ending.
R:51 / I:17
How am I supposed to enjoy, or at least tolerate cooking? It takes so long, and you need to give it lots of attention. It's pretty obvious cooking was invented before recreation, so how are people doing it today when you can have fun instead?
Maybe it wouldn't be as bad if I didn't have to clean up tools afterwards, but I do. The only thing that makes sense to cook is huge portions that will last for days, but that seems to limit what you can cook reliably.
bleh
R:95 / I:4
Have you watched anything neat on youtube or similar sites lately? Don't just link it, mention why you like it!
This is a re-enactment of the American Psycho dubs man scene with Weird Al and Huey Lewis. There's some very nice attention to detail and the humor is great. Somehow it's 7 years old and I never saw it.
R:18 / I:3
Which skill would you choose to learn if you only have 1 year of time?
I came up this question because I read somewhere that the human brain reaches peak learning and thinking ability at the age of 25, and gradually decreases afterwards.
For me it's only a little over a year, so I seriously consider the stuffs I choose to learn in this year will be the final ones I will ever learn in my life that can be perfected in later ages, and anything new I learn afterwards can't be improved beyond basic level.
R:7 / I:1
Current list for the upcoming seasonal stream (not including precure and mewkle). Guaranteed to be in are underlined in red, and potential shows are underlined in blue. I'm wondering which, if any, should be tested this upcoming weekend. Personally I'm leaning towards just adding the slime one and calling that it, what does /qa/ think?
R:15 / I:3
Would /qa/ be interested in watching some old OVAs together? We had a few of these streams years ago where we watched things like YKK, Mamono Hunter Youko and Dragon Half, and they were pretty fun. Unlike a TV series stream, you can join or leave in the middle and not feel lost, so you don't have to commit to watching a full 5+ hour stream. Plus, it's a nice way to check out some lesser known anime you may have missed otherwise.

Making this thread to gauge interest, and for suggestions on what to watch.
R:239 / I:20

music thread

previous one on limit bumper
R:2 / I:1
Today I lied down and fell asleep in like 10 minutes even though I wasnt even sleepy.
Why does this only happen during the day and never when I actually want to sleep?
R:4 / I:1
How long can you go without cleaning yourself before the dirt buildup becomes too much to bear? I can't even make it a day without feeling as though I'm caked in filth, even though I don't go anywhere.
R:21 / I:4
Is the consolidation of platforms a fact about the modern internet, or is it simply something that appears to be the case from an influx of people that know the internet only as these mega-sites. Activity from sites like Newgrounds or YTMND was swallowed up by YouTube, even if they both served moderately different purposes back in their hayday. For the most part forums have died off or lost activity and potential users to Reddit, and instead of news feeds people get their everything from twitter. It seems to be undeniably the case that as the internet grows, it's vastness is shrinking instead of expanding.
R:28 / I:9
I like girls.

They make me happy. When I see an image of a cute girl I get all fuzzy and it makes me feel good. Girls are so nice and sweet. I like just looking at images of girls all day. It makes my day a nice day when I get to appreciate a cute girl. I want to surround myself with cute girls all the time and always feel happy and nice. Girls are so nice and I like finding new cute art of girls for me to download and keep. I go back and look at all of them and become happy. Cute girls make me feel different than anything else in the world.

I love girls.
R:9 / I:1
anyone on /qa/ playing d2:r this weekend when the alpha launches
R:8 / I:3
Megumin is looking a little weird this season
R:11 / I:3
i'm not very into the twitter artist scene, but for the few i looked at i found some pattern:
for artists with "popular", "normal" styles, the tweets are littered with retweets of artworks from other artists with similar styles, and a small part are the artist's own works. nothing else are tweeted otherwise
for artists with more esoteric styles, the tweets are mostly a mixture of blogging and own artworks, with very little retweets

is this some common pattern with some reasoning behind it, or is my observation too anecdotal?
R:6 / I:0
Blender is super interesting

https://twitter.com/wooden203/status/1130820867330433024
R:42 / I:14

spider anime

Gave the spider anime a chance.
There's less 3DCG than I thought,
They even animate the spider sometimes.
Still too muc CGI

The anon who mentioned the spider is trying to raid the great tomb of nazarick reminded me I watched overlord.
R:1 / I:0
Its like you dont even care about my privacy :(
R:3 / I:0
You might think this video is about fighting games.

It's actually about threads
R:10 / I:2
A new generation is going to be mindfucked by TWEWY! (not to be confused with Tewi)
The 3D battles are a pretty big letdown, but I'm happy to confirm it uses its original famous soundtrack, and of course the first episode already gave glimpses of characters that became fairly popular on imageboards. You'll learn the origin of ZETTA!
When this show progresses I want to hear theories from people that haven't played the game. You will not understand anything and that's the best part.
R:73 / I:24

/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:10 / I:2
How come when the greek alphabet is everywhere, it isn't at all taught in primary or secondary schools?
R:4 / I:2
test
R:540 / I:57

cow blog

mooo
R:2 / I:1
anyone else remember when this was news?
R:9 / I:1
How does /qa/ tell when it's time to go to bed? I like to count the seconds while looking at a clock, and if time is moving faster than my count it's a sign I've got to sleep.
R:3 / I:3
today I woke up
R:131 / I:40
What have kissu's gamers been looking forward to recently? Or is there anything interesting/fun you guys are playing now
R:17 / I:8
What is your role in life?
R:9 / I:3
anyone want to play a game?
R:21 / I:6

non-current anime

Making this thread as an experiment, inspired by >>67362. Feel free to talk about older anime you are watching, finished recently, or plan to watch.

I'm currently about 40% through Lupin III: Part II (1977-80). I started watching Lupin about 7 or 8 months ago, starting from the first TV series, and have been slowly going through it one episode every few days. My only previous experience with the franchise was the Cagliostro movie. I ended up enjoying Part I a lot more than I was expecting based on its age, but I preferred the darker tone of the first half. Part II keeps the more lighthearted tone from after the Ghibli guys took over, but it's still a very enjoyable watch, mostly because it sounds great - the soundtrack is prime 70s funkiness, and the main cast's VAs are always a joy to listen to, although I do wish they hadn't changed Goemon's voice.

No screenshot because I'm watching it on a different device, plus the video quality is terrible anyways, so have a track from the OST instead.
R:9 / I:1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Bird_(play)

How come this play is referenced so much in Japanese works? And why do I never hear about it outside Japanese works? Is it just because of the anime adaptation (pic related), or was the play / novel / other adaptation popular in Japan before that? Has anyone here read it or watched the anime, and if so, how much did you enjoy it?

What are some other non-Japanese works that seem to be more well known in Japan than elsewhere?
R:11 / I:2
How chromatic do you like your aberration?
Personally I hate any of it and stuff like pic related makes me wish there was a filter to remove it. Look at Flan in the background there and it's like you just left a dark room and your eyes haven't adjusted yet.
Also, Happy Easter?
R:1 / I:0
Are there any works with flamboyant masculine men besides jojo? I really like the contrast. It's very pleasing to the eyes.
R:308 / I:72
/qa/ should have a drawthread
Or an art thread.
Or you know, just do something thread.
Be creative.
What are you people doing?
R:17 / I:5
Wait... did it end? Is it all left up to interpretation or is there a season 2 on the way? It's hard to imagine things being left on such a cliffhanger.
R:13 / I:9
Let's paint some eggs
R:77 / I:15
He who desires speed yet hates the standard is doomed to a cycle of hate and instability.

The Problem
There is a toxic member of anonymous communities... namely the ones who want speed and happenings above all else. They look at PPH counters, try to get the fastest post rates, but ultimately all they are doing is trying to set themselves apart from the norm by using the norm. Such individuals quickly abandon communities of old always looking for the next best thing to occupy their time with. They don't have any allegiance or interest in discussion, all they want is some sort of speed to occupy their time.

Theoretical Basis
This idea is similar the theory of dopamine loops that smartphones and other malicious games are based on. I don't think that these people are naturally evil but a side effect of a faster paced internet that has derived themselves of trying to find meaning, beyond the immediate pleasure, in what they enjoy. In escaping from the mainstream atmosphere of twitter or reddit(by bans or other means of leaving these environments) they arrive on imageboards and quickly try to replicate their environment of old, pushing up post rates, trying to get momentary excitement out of trivial things such as repeating numbers yet denying themselves of anything greater than the first layer of chakra, simple pleasure.

Solutions
There is nothing wrong with wanting simple pleasure. Pornography and stupid fun moments is not evil, but there is a difference between living your life for simple pleasure and trying to find something more. The search for art is perhaps what elevates someone from simplicity to sophistication. In trying to create a meta to the posts and establishing a system of right or wrong you turn the simple pleasure into an art form.

Simply put, the only way to prevent someone doomed to constantly be hunting down the most simplest of pleasures is to impose rules on them. Through rules you establish a meta and from that people can create new things from within it. This reduces the amount of simple dopamine hits and causes us to get satisfaction through the conception of more complicated thoughts and discussion.

TL;DR, start reading kiddo
R:6 / I:0
Why do pages go from 1-10? Why not 10-1?
R:12 / I:2
This is a really cool exploration of a Roman port city. It's surprising to see so much brickwork. I don't know about other people, but when I think of Rome, I think of elaborate concrete and carved stone and marble works, not brick. I guess they probably plastered over the brick and it just got washed away while the city was buried?

Does /qa/ have any ruins or historic places they can explore nearby? Urban exploration is cool too.
R:56 / I:20
Behold: Pui Pui Molcar. The Japanese are going crazy over this 'anime' and I don't understand why. If you're following some artists and haven't seen it yet, you will.
R:14 / I:4

MyAnimeList

April Fools... hehehe... oh wait....
R:95 / I:50

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:83 / I:30

Bump when Drunk!

Drinking to ring in the new month! It's still early enough for that probably I think
R:55 / I:17
Is it finally time that after a season of wallowing in his own despair the king of self-pity finally gains confidence?

I sure hope so...
R:31 / I:15
This is the worst anime I have ever seen in my life. I tried giving it a chance, but by the fourth episode I was so annoyed by the lack of proper storytelling and by the constant fanservice that I had to drop it.

Story is inexistent and everything is so full of cliches and exaggerated fanservice scenes. This anime resembles the parody anime you see in GTA V. If it WAS a parody anime though, you could say it's decent.

Art is meh, if you want proper drawn characters this is not for you.
R:3 / I:0
I notice more details when I'm not sober. I think it helps for everyone to have a slight amount of alcohol in their system?
R:5 / I:0
hello, himasugi.blog/jp is celebrating its 10th anniversary birthday party and we would be honored if you could join us!
bring your favourite anime and have some cake, the festivities will be running all day!!
R:12 / I:0
Does anybody else find it weird that for all the board creations on 4chins past and present that not once did they trial a retro anime board of some kind? It seems like a no brainer but then again the staff there have no brians...
For that matter I've yet to see any alt-chan try it out either. It would be cool if when this place ever got bigger that an anime retro board could be tried out.

Outside of a place on discussing on old anime I could see it being able to help archive old shows with non-existing rights holders. So do you think it would be viable? What's holding back a board like that being made you think? Because I have no clue.
R:4 / I:1
What sites do you use to get art?
R:7 / I:1
What if you had a boat and you sail to Japan to pick up some artists, head out into international waters, and have them upload uncensored content via satellite?
R:11 / I:3
WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH WHY CAN'T EVERYTHING IN LIFE JUST BE COMMUTATIVE!!!
R:58 / I:42
Go to 2chan and bring something back: https://www.2chan.net/
R:18 / I:2
What happened to other 'known' posters on 4/qa/?
I miss my old internet friends and I can't get them back and I have to move on but I still miss them how do I force myself to forget about them and move towards a more fulfilling life /qa/?
R:17 / I:3
Have there ever been actual scientific studies into the paranormal?
R:10 / I:2
what are some spooky experiences you have?
just a while ago i was using my laptop normally, then when i opened a program my laptop suddenly glitched out, the screen was displaying a constantly changing garbled mess version of what was on previously and the speaker was emitting random loud beeping noises
i was genuinely scared that my laptop would break so i force shut it down immediately, because i've been watching some video game corruption videos lately and my laptop was behaving exactly like that
still have no idea why that happened, could a rare hardware or os bug
R:44 / I:39
a thread for anime (or other media) captures or screenshots that you don't want to make a new thread for
R:18 / I:6
They announced new Melty Blood
R:142 / I:45
The teen philosophy of "fuck da jan man" which dictates posters be free to post whatever and encourages conflict to strengthen the userbase is obviously a dysfunctional one. However, I wonder whether it is utterly flawed or if there is some insight to gleam from, and thereby refine it into a somewhat workable idea. Humans grow through trials and conflict, but too much can wear a person down, and not all conflict is necessarily beneficial, such as the culture wars beloved by 4chan teenbros and the like. What I believe it gets right is that minor-medium conflict such as arguments or light shitflinging may be beneficial towards the growth of communities as they strengthen the will of posters and the anger which conflict tends to spark is also at times a conductor for creativity. So this all isn't just to say that all websites must engorge on a dated matrix reference, but rather that sites which do believe in this madness may be better off trying to refine their philosophy, or websites which kill off all signs of negativity may be better off offering a bit more leniency.
R:27 / I:3

Advancement in technology

I was on the road listening to my favorite vtuber's cover songs when one thing came to mind; since I love her voice so much, I should take samples of her voice and create a computer generated voice with it! And since she's a vtuber, there are going to be plenty of voice samples to feed an A.I. After this came to mind, I wondered if there were any such programs created or if this hasn't been done yet. Following my deliberation, I realized I have no way of keeping up with the advancements of technology in the world.
How does /qa/ keep track of the advancements of technology in our world? Be it via some particular youtube channels, some particular websites, etc.
R:21 / I:6
What will you guys be buying with your Gamestop stimulus?
R:28 / I:18
On a scale from 10 to 10, how excited are you for Mewkledreamy season 2? You've watched it, right? You're a diehard fan that would die for Yume, yes? Who is your favorite girl? How many screenshots do you have? I'm at 1989.
R:7 / I:1
IT'S A TRAP!!!
R:2 / I:1
It's Chiyomomo's birthday, say something nice to her!
R:40 / I:13
If this is based on the book that S.T.A.L.K.E.R is based on, will the anomalies ever get as crazy as the ones in S.T.A.L.K.E.R can get, or do anomalies work differently in the book?
R:44 / I:41
blep
R:7 / I:1
Since there's a good presence of hikkis on kissu, do you use any lumbar support or headrests in your day to day life? I've been considering one since I've run into neck/back pains at times for what I can only assume to be my posture and excessive leaning in my chair. I've recently adopted putting a pillow behind me, but I'm curious to know what experience with such appliances /qa/ has had to get a good idea of what'd work best.
R:32 / I:9

How many posts on this imageboard are made by bots?

How many posts on this imageboard are made by bots?
About 1/4 of my posts are actually generated by a vary basic markov-chain chatbot I wrote in c++, and no one has seemed to notice yet. It's been posting on IRC and discord for me too
it scares me so I'm going to turn it off

We are rapidly approaching a scenario where computers can write posts, paragraphs, essays, *arguments*, news articles that remain plausible even when subjected to heavy scrutiny, let alone the passing glances that image board posts get. What will this mean for online 'public spaces' like image boards or forums? How about true public spaces like facebook? Will it destroy the ability for us to make decisions as a collective? (if that ability even exists)

>I'm envisioning that in the future there will also be systems where you can input any conclusion that you want to argue (including moral conclusions) and the target audience, and the system will give you the most convincing arguments for it. At that point people won't be able to participate in any online (or offline for that matter) discussions without risking their object-level values being hijacked.


these have already been demoed. The CIA has used GTP-2/3 to study the generation of Islamic extremist documents. You can see these computer programs generate persuasive essays like this one:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3
here's some more fiction generated by GTP-3:
https://www.gwern.net/GPT-3

I dont think these posts even have to knockdown arguments, just the ability to flood the discourse with actual essays supporting your position (no matter how logically shaky they are to a debate-bro) is incredibly powerful. It could very easily drown out any actual discussion in the noise.
Think about how many times communities like 4/pol/ have became places where actual discussion and discourse is impossible The true propagation of 'persuasive' technology just seems like a doomsday scenario for society. A killshot for any kind of public space.

its making me think something else too but I can't put my finger on it.
What is the actual role of rhetoric in society anyway?
I've heard the point made that 'no one is actually convinced by rhetoric, they just want to confirm their beliefs'
what does it all mean?
R:14 / I:1
I know this is somewhat political in nature, but I think this video sums up the issue with the new generation of posters on imageboards, but it also shows how times haven't really changed.

In posting somewhere we hope to find a sense of community. In the not too long past we had a large source of content put out on the internet for free which caught our attention and prevented us from wanting to latch onto ideological communities, yet we still formed into groups on anonymous imageboards or forums.

In the modern climate where everything is marketted on the internet the new generation of posters has to latch onto communities which aren't interested in producing their own content or forming identities around their artwork. Yet we're not too different, everyone just wants to belong to some group.

I guess there's nothing to say really, just don't hate people because they come from a different upbringing
R:9 / I:4
A typical Bleach story of characters with magic skills and delinquents.

Improvements: Better artwork, wordbuilding, dragons and mystical creatures, ecchi, main cast are two cute girls.
Cons: Characters are unlikable, it's Kubo Tite everything is going to become abysmal quality as it drags on

Should I expect this to start becoming about a single character getting overwhelmingly strong that the entire cast gets discarded but not even killed off according to the character polls?
R:6 / I:0
What's the rarest writing style out there?
I think it's run-on with no punctuation but proper capitalization. You hardly ever see that.
R:42 / I:8
I think for all the bad rap they get, tripcodes on the whole are beneficial towards a wider imageboard environment. It allows for personalities to carry across sites, making different places more familiar feeling to otherwise wary users. Consider that kissu and most other alternative imageboards/spinoffs were able to take off because they contained users from their places of origin that others could recognize as being from said place. This means that in the event that 4chan were to go down and people did not all migrate to another single site, that there would need to be a way to keep imageboards healthy and somewhat connected so cross-pollination could take place. If this weren't to occur it'd result in imageboards becoming a bunch of walled off dying islands.

This is where the beauty of tripcodes comes into play. They're simple identifiers which across most all imageboards stay the same. Being universal allows for an easy way of easing outsiders into a different community, or maybe even persuading shy posters to branch out. One could say that this leads to a follower mentality in which the tripfags become the board, but I think that as long as moderators know how to handle such posters, and the boards don't let themselves be outdone creatively this shouldn't occur. Also, even if a tripfag were to make a ruckus on a board, it doesn't mean that those who followed them to the board will certainly follow suit in causing issues. In fact, in the wake of a tripfag leaving it may even end up that those who followed them stick around having found something else they like in a board aside from the personality.

That's my essay on the benefits of tripfags are good thank you for reading.
R:19 / I:10

The designer thread

Follow the steps and post results
>Think about an older work that you like, try not to go too recent, but if you are interested in checking on the designers of more recent works it could be interesting as well.
>check the wiki, imdb or any resource available to find one of the designer. Character designer, mecha, or environment doesn't matter, original designer can be fine too.
>Look them up, try to find out if they had recent works, doujins, upcoming works, twitter, youtube, blogs, or involvement in more recent works
>Post your results here


Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha designer, Ikuto Yamashita:
▌♦ He is the mecha designer on the rebuilds
▌♦ He has a twitter https://twitter.com/ikuto_yamashita
▌♦ He directed a really good looking short in 2015 called iconic field, part of JAX
▌♦ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrNRZ3lvnbo
▌♦ He had a bunch of work in gonzo, notably yukikaze and blue submarine
▌♦ He has a white spotted cat called Mr. Nyum
▌♦ He works both digitally and traditionally
▌♦ He posts drawing, photos, figurines, dishes, and cats to twitter
▌♦ Doesn't look like he let himself rust for even a second, his art looks astounding
R:2 / I:0
I hate CG. It's ugly ugly stupid dumb.

Ruins what would otherwise be good shows
R:6 / I:5

Mushoku Tensei

Never expected something like this to end so early on its 11th episode, but at least the next cour releases soon in Summer. Hope the extra time helps them further polish whatever they currently have, since it's been my favorite anime of the year so far. Now I just hope that with its studio seemingly having been made for the sole purpose of adapting these novels that it'll get a finished adaptation before the century's end...

So, with that out of the way how has /qa/ liked this introductory season so far? I think it's probably on track to be the best anime that airs this year.
R:13 / I:2
let's play
https://lichess.org/
https://lishogi.org/
https://goban.co/
if you find a better site for go where you don't need an account to play we can use that instead
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Does /qa/ have any idea what they're watching next season? There's only like a couple things that immediately stood out to me as something I'm sure to watch so I'm pretty lost beyond that.
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How do you make yourself more productive?
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See if you can find anything interesting to download:
https://find.4chan.org/?q=mega.nz
https://find.4chan.org/?q=mediafire.com
Does anyone know how to exclude boards with this? /vg/ generals are everywhere
Also, I messaged a guy who made the /rs/ clone website for 4/qa/ a few years ago and didn't hear back, but wouldn't it be cool if kissu had one of those scanning 4chan for stuff?
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universe

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I finally managed to stop being lazy and work on my iPod. Once again, it has been denied death to serve at my side faithfully, now going on 14 years.

The HD was replaced with a dual SD slot converter and 128gb SD cards, making it noticeably lighter.
R:9 / I:0
How come raw manga is such a pain in the ass to find in any decent quality, if one wants translated manga there's hubs all around to go and easily download them, like madokami, nyaa, and mangadex. However if one wants to find untranslated chapters they need to go on a treasure hunt throughout the web to find some scans, and even if you do it may be in far lower quality than what you'd find if you were searching English.
R:6 / I:0
What would you do with more than two functionable hands and perfect multitasking ability?
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Which ARPG does /qa/ think is going to be the next big thing in the genre? I've seen the case made for each so far.

POE 2 - Seems mostly like just a direct upgrade on the current PoE with tweaks to make it even better such as a revamped skill-gem system and weapon sockets. Its graphical fidelity seems to be on par with D4 at the moment, so there probably won't be much to argue for or against in that department. It's also got a trusted dev team that haven't fucked up yet, and have gotten a pretty good economy system set up based around resources. Unless there's something I'm unaware of it should also be free to play so that's a plus, and monetization hasn't been at all predatory for the nearly decade the first game's been run.

D2:Resurrected - Just seems to be D2 LoD with a graphical update and a few QoL tweaks like auto-gold pickup, easily the safest choice and most likely will have a booming launch given what it is. Unless the other contenders come up with something it'll also still have the best PvP of any ARPG out there. Only issue is that with LoD it may have a bit of a focus in endgame with filling you inventory to the brim with charms, and rares probably won't be as special with uniques. Still it's guaranteed to be as great as D2 (hopefully they also fix duping so the economy doesn't get fucked).

D4 - Supposedly going in a completely new direction. It definitely seems to be a step-up artwise from D3, but the action/gameplay seems to be similar. Since not much is known yet it's probably the biggest wildcard of the 3, but there's potential for it to be good, maybe. It's supposedly going for an MMO kind of thing, but I'm not sure if that'll just be that it lets you see others in town, or if it extends further than that. For which it seems that'd be hard to pull off with randomized maps if they world is going to be roamed by players, but they are going to add world bosses I think, so who knows. Some ideas I've seen thrown around about items make me worry for trading in the game, but maybe it's still too early to say anything. I'm really not sure what to make of this as of now.

Personally I'm leaning towards D2.
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Does the love of edge/violence in media stem from chuunibyou or is it just general misanthropy?
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chuu
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When did you realize imageboards are inherently and fundamentally flawed?
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I was part of Eternal September, but I never did comment on anything. I remember that there was this compiler program you had to copy and paste raw text blobs into in order to convert them into files like video game ROMs.
I'm not sure if the AOLers back then were any dumber than the masses that came in 2007+, but things certainly took a lot more effort. I think that might have been a type of filter, as the instant gratification was certainly not there, and that's before thinking of the crappy 28.8 baud modems we had.
Thanks for reading my blog and remember to like and subscribe.
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Holy shit /qa/ I had a really good day today and like I haven't gotten pissed in weeks this feels really good.
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How does /qa/ deal with stress and anxiety?

I myself am in quite the pickle, always worrying about the state of my health, even unconsciously so. Just today I went in to the doctor's office for a headache only to be wheeled off to the emergency room because my blood pressure was really high.
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Is there anywhere with good and detailed timeline of 4chan events?

pic unrelated
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Using AI to make authoritative decisions is a mistake

https://www.wired.com/story/bird-feed-seller-beat-chess-master-online-harassment/
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Introducing the newest member of The Schizophrenic Spider Team
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The Kissu Reviews

In this thread you can submit your reviews of video games or other media so that we can keep our pulse on what's hip and cool in the kissusphere. That sounds kind of restrictive, but I just mean it's going to be a place where I (and hopefully others) post about games I've been playing instead of making a thread each time that tends to die off pretty quickly.
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What do Salarymen actually do? They take the train to work where they work late and then after work they drink at small bars but what do they do at work??? For how prevalent they are the information on this seems to be lacking.

And a follow up question, is the role that they do likely to be taken by automatons in the future? If so, how are we to care for them and prevent their extinction once their ecological niche has been taken?
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its that time again!! 100% /qa/ friends

its that time again!!

100% /qa/
friends
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Japanese thread

Haven't had one of these in a while, thread dedicated to Anonymous learning or asking about Japanese.

Recently set it so that Japan is the default place for which I see trends from and it's exponentially increased the quality of a page whenever someone links art/other on IRC. But recently saw a trend on there that confused me on its literal translation for a bit while dead tired(the regular one is simple enough). ”男性と女性から見た可愛さ”
It would be "From males and females perspective, what's cute.", right?
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¥ 6 AM

I sleep
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This has been happening to me since the morning, anyone know what's happening?
R:22 / I:2
Did something change recently in Japan to allow more uncensored gore in anime, or did something with streaming services change to allow them to air uncensored episodes? It seems like I've been seeing more and more episodes without black bars everywhere and it's quite nice.
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Don't be this
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a mysterious and silent magical girl named Lala
who's task is to create an object known as the 'greatest boot'
this boot is to be made of all the scraps of leather thrown away by all the mortal cobblers making boots for their cobblers

at the end of my life, if the magic works. Lala will don this boot and use it to stamp the life out of me!!!!
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Have you heard? It's Miku day, RIGHT NOW
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What are your impressions of the new 4chan boards so far? Do you think they'll last?
R:8 / I:2
Ironic humor is often looked down upon, but was always a part of both /qa/ and /jp/ in their hayday. It's wrong to never be genuine or think showing passion is bad, but just as wrong to deny usage of a toolset perfect for venting ones passive-aggressiveness creatively.
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Does anyone have the gif of the pixelated miku dancing erratically?
R:13 / I:5
what is the noise level inside your room?
i find myself not having a good sleep recently so i measured it and it turned out to be a whopping 49db due to a fan constantly spinning for cooling
do the measurement and it could give you a hint for a good sleep!
R:23 / I:2

nhentaiBrowser

I started learning python about a month or so ago. I'd been wanting to do something practical with it but never had any idea on what to do, spent many days idling around until I finally had an idea to create something that will make it easier for me to increase/browse/read my eromanga collection. Since, being a compulsive hoarder, I have 100s of gigs of eromanga in my HDDs.
Bear in mind, this is (currently) for nhentai only since I am one of the unfortunate souls to not have access to exhentai.
First I created a CLI script, nhentaiDownloader, that basically downloads user entered eromanga from nhentai into their respective directories. It also gets metadata for each eromanga; i.e. the manga's title, tags, artist, characters, parodies, etc. All the metadata will be stored in a "metadata.csv" file inside each eromanga folder. May not be the best script but I am just learning. Also, if requested I can post a github link or something to the script.
Then, I decided to create an image browser like application that will make it easier for the user to browse the eromanga downloaded by nhentaiDownloader. Pic related has two of the GUI ideas I've designed for the software, we'll call the left one GUI_1 and the right one GUI_2.

TL;DR: I want to create an eromanga browser+viewer but don't know how the GUI should look like so I'm looking for some advice on it.
Post continued in the replies.
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I've never cared about VR, but I'm starting to reconsider.
R:6 / I:0
rice really does have to be washed doesn't it...
R:15 / I:4
Me as a janitor?
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What's your media player look like /qa/? Found this nice skin for foobar online and been using it for the past year or so.
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Would /jp/ use brain computers?
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What is this from? I got it from this site.
R:3 / I:0
The unreleased music video Brand New Day produced by Studio 4°C and directed by Kouichi Arai. There's info on the staff that worked on it but virtually none on the actual music artist. Anyone with deep knowledge on early 00s j-pop have an idea who it might be?
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Post an image on remember saving from 4/qa/
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It's coming back, once and for all
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What's your favorite meta?
R:20 / I:3

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.
R:7 / I:2
Daft Punk broke up. ;_;
They haven't been relevant to me in about 14 years or so, but I still feel sad because they were a part of my teenaged years and also my corner of the internet back then.
Flash, and not Daft Punk which was featured in a few flashes...
THE WORLD IS CHANGING AND I DON'T LIKE IT
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HANGMAN

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It is the example of the rider who wishes to become an expert horseman: "None of your soft-mouthed, docile animals for me," he says; "the horse for me to own must show some spirit" in the belief, no doubt, if he can manage such an animal, it will be easy enough to deal with every other horse besides. And that is just my case. I wish to deal with human beings, to associate with man in general; hence my choice of wife. I know full well, if I can tolerate her spirit, I can with ease attach myself to every human being else.
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You just woke up as Renge from the hit series Non Non Biyori™.
What do you do?
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I heard a bird chirping outside so I looked outside and when I finally focused on it after searching for a few seconds it pooped and flew away.
It wasn't Mystia but we can imagine that it was. Anyway, I think she has a cute design and I like that she's a sparrow girl because sparrows are very cute and I like them a lot. Her music theme is nice, particularly the first few seconds and I was first exposed to it in some flash file that was a list of songs. The name of it "Deaf to all but the Song" is a neat name for a theme.
I like Mystia and sparrows and you should too.
R:11 / I:4
How much sleep do you tend to get? I passed out in my chair for ~3 hours and now I'm stuck being wide awake, and I tend to have sleeping sessions averaging 3-6 hours with short hour/hour-and-a-half naps sometime in the day. It's kind of hard imagining that most people get 8 hours+ regularly, though maybe /qa/ knows some secret way to fall asleep and stay asleep without being awoken while trying to get a long rest.
R:16 / I:3
Why don't people use pixiv more? As opposed to boorus you're able to follow artists, have access to a better recommended section, related works, suggested artists, a favorites section, and most importantly with pixiv it's easy to find the source of the image as each is tagged with its unique post ID. I really don't see any downside to it aside from needing an account for R18 works, but that's not much of a big deal.
R:9 / I:1
What's the difference between horny and lonely and how do I know which one I'm feeling?
R:19 / I:4
It snowed again, /qa/.
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>Atelier Ryza 2 [FitGirl Repack]

Time for some more of the booby Atelier!
R:26 / I:5
At what point did bitter schizos become the main residents of large imageboards as opposed to autists mad with creativity? Is entropy the main culprit or is there something else at play which led to the shift which occurred?
R:11 / I:3
きゅうえいの
ともだちなんか
ひきこもり
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I really want this guy to not turn out to be a piece of shit, but it's not looking very likely...
R:18 / I:3
I dont want to go to work
cant i just continue to sit inside all day I dont like that I have to go to work now
R:15 / I:8
Ready to exterminate the yokai of Japan with my cute Witch.
R:6 / I:1
Tried fixing my sleep schedule recently by going to bed while it's still dark and was rewarded with absolutely nothing since I still woke up like 4-5 hours after dozing off. Has anyone else on /qa/ tried this to any degree of success or is it hopeless to try and fix a fucked schedule.
R:9 / I:3
How'd you enjoy valentine's day /qa/?
R:15 / I:3
Penguin-sympathetic people of al/qa/eda, what distro do you use and why?
Survey thread out of curiosity.
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KISSU PARTY NIGHT
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IT'S HERE!!! This is the official waiting thread for the release and upload of Broko no Uta, the full version of the broccoli song which is included in the Fruit Tart BD that went on sale today.
You will remember this time for the rest of your life. Make it count.
R:6 / I:0
Imageboards as personal blogs. Not imageboards used for blogging, but user blogs that utilize imageboard software. What are your thoughts on the concept? It seems more prevalent on the japanese web. The only instance of this I've met on the english web is some art dude's site where he used to post pictures of interesting architecture.
R:10 / I:5
this must be the season's ridiculous and bad show
R:11 / I:1
how do i cope with chronic fatigue syndrome?
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OP/ED thread
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ive been living in the moment i kissued my imouto for 5 years
its 2016 im about to graduate highschool and staring at her swirly green eyes holding hands
lingering eye contact
she keeps getting closer her face is so cute!
there's no way this is happening my heart is going to explode
im not going to do it its too dangerous
aaaaaaaa
time is slowing down
i can feel her breath
do i close my eyes?
6 months pass, her lips softly touch my own
driving to work alone
the subtle movement of her small mouth
im awkwardly opening my eyes and staring at her
hysterically sobbing to the police
squeezing her delicate hands

time has slowed to a complete halt
titanic eons of time are slipping by somewhere
i quit my job for 2020 and say goodbye to my friends
it doesn't matter, im looking at her eyelashes and
hitting our teeth together
i can taste her spit!
sitting alone in the summer thinking about cutting out my eye with a bottle opener
its still 2016 im still kissing my imouto i havent moved from that spot
it hasnt even been a single minute

what meanings do all these things im dreaming about have, is it an all allegory?
if i concentrate i can feel reality, the ghostly feelings of her body and her hands and the slight barely noticeable touch of her lips on my own
im reaching out for it because im still there and I just need to open my eyes
back into that moment
me and my imouto kissing forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever
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sigh
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KICKBACK! Mecha animation

For the next 24 hours I am not gonna do much besides animating and watching infinite Stratos.
Due to past positive reception I wanted to document some of it here.
This is my first time animating mecha, yoroshikuonegaishimasu
I am currently about two thirds done with layouts, with about half of it scanned, there will be 9 cuts total in the short.
There is a lot more production material this time around, 9 pages of storyboards, I will only post them here if requested.
I am planning to be done with the layout film over the next 5 hours.
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Which looper has it worst?

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