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Dreams thread

What have you been dreaming recently?
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Is the 'Golden Age' of visual novels over? What was the last notable VN released in the last 5 years? I can't think of anything. I can name a lot of stuff from the early 00s though.
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Sunday Stream

Since Sunday stream has no more shows I'm gonna be airing as much Girlz und Panzer as I can!
Probably 11 episodes + 3 OVA for a 18:00 to 22:40 air time. Maybe less depending on how it feels.

For those not in the know GuPz has 13 episodes, 7 OVA, 1 full length movie and 3 short length movies(with 2 more coming out)! There's lots to watch!

2nd of October @ 18:00 EST !
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/vermeil
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Stupid questions thread

How I stop Furryfox from saving images as .webp?
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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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/qa/ works out!

Whenever you see this thread go and get some exercise! You can't just laze around all day as a NEET!
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cocoa blog

warming you up
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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
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音楽

for posting your good musics and remusics
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Wake up, Kissu!
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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: June 29th, 2022
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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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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.
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Kissu Seasonal Stream Nomination Thread

It's that time again. A new anime season is upon us so it's time to nominate stuff that YOU want to see in the stream. It is still subject to voting a couple weeks in, but we'll give it a fair shot. The one rule is that we only watch sequels for things we have watched in a stream if it's something with a continuous story.
This season has a lot of sequels and nostalgia bait, so there's some stuff that won't require debate to try.
Here is my opinion at first glance. I have not watched all previews or even episodes of the few things that are already out.
(Click the underlined text to expand the dropdown things)

Essentially guaranteed to win a slot:Di Gi Charat (short) - Obviously the lovingly borrowed mascot of the seasonal stream is included. This show will have a 50000000x vote modifier and I will vote for it so it's staying no matter what.
Urusei Yatsura - This is a retelling (remake?) and not a sequel. Multiple cours.
Chainsaw Man - Seems pretty popular
Spy X Family S2 - S1 was in stream and was very good
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo - It's Gundam and it's not 3D
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun - S3 of something we've streamed and enjoyed. 21 episodes.
Pui Pui Molcar (short) - Last time I just uploaded episodes in a thread. Might just do that again, but we can stream it too.

Contenders:Legend of Mana - I talked about this in the fall season thread already, but this looks pretty nice. I feel that we must watch it because I tend to use the original video game's music as filler material before streams start
Uzaki-chan S2 - We watched and enjoyed the first season, but this is looking like a really strong season so I'm not sure this one will make the cut
Do It Yourself! - Cute girls building things
Pop Team Epic 2 - Bkub got another season of this. The humor is very random and nonsensical. I don't think it'll be an issue that we didn't stream S1, but if anyone disagrees let me know
Umayuru (short) - The horse girls are getting another chibi shorts season. Normally shorts are guaranteed because people can't object to 3 minutes which they could use for a short break if they somehow hated it, but I'm unsure if it will get subs in a form we can use. It's made for Youtube so it's very iffy
4-nin wa Sorezore Uso wo Tsuku 4 silly girls at school. Has a pout and a teehee blep in the preview. Also one of the girls is a boy. I think it could be great, though the preview video makes it seem like there isn't much animation
Akiba Maid Sensou - Girls working at a maid cafe
Uchi no Shishou wa Shippo ga Nai - A tanuki girl born in modern times struggles to prank people. This sounds really great, but she decides to study rakugo and I tend not to enjoy anime centered on theater shows-within-shows. I hope it focuses elsewhere

The Big Pile of RomComs and Generic Adventure and Isekai
I don't really have much to say about these. They could be great, they could be mediocre. Input needed, especially if it's an adaptation and you know the source material or you have watched the first episode when they're available.
https://anilist.co/anime/141949/Fuufu-Ijou-Koibito-Miman/
https://anilist.co/anime/145815/Noumin-Kanren-no-Skill-Bakka-Agetetara-Naze-ka-Tsuyoku-Natta/
https://anilist.co/anime/139587/Tensei-Shitara-Ken-Deshita/
https://anilist.co/anime/146676/Renai-Flops/
https://anilist.co/anime/146233/Futoku-no-Guild/
https://anilist.co/anime/150695/Yuusha-Party-wo-Tsuihou-Sareta-Beast-Tamer-Saikyoushu-no-Nekomimi-Shoujo-to-Deau/
https://anilist.co/anime/139369/Shinmai-Renkinjutsushi-no-Tenpo-Keiei/
https://anilist.co/anime/139820/Akuyaku-Reijou-nano-de-Last-Boss-wo-Kattemimashita/


And of course we're continuing the shows that are still going on. Utawarerumono still has 14 more episodes and of course Precure will keep going the distance. Schrodinger's Ojisan still theoretically in play. Please give me nominations if there are other shows you want to try in the stream.

....

I LOVE KUON!
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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.
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The Cyberpunk show is out apparently. Watched a few episodes. The action scenes aren't that great and the story feels a little bit too much like the game's but otherwise it's a decent show. Definitely doesn't feel like anime though, more like an animated Cyberpunk 2077 show. Which i guess is what they were going for.
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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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Summer 2022 Anime

There's a new season on the horizon, kissu. So that means it's time for you to sift through this list and find me the good ones to watch.

https://www.livechart.me/summer-2022/tv
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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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I'm a VR now.
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I am not a number,
I am a freeman!
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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!
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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...
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Gamin'

So what games has Kissu been playin'? Pulled out any consoles or dusted off any old games?
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Projects

Have you been working on anything? Art, programming, etc.
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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.
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KITAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
VOLUME FIFTEEN IS FINALLY OUT

Been four years since we wrapped things up with bestest girl Neia, two since macrogenocide, now it's time for the Theocracy to finally get their game on. So far we have some Scripture deliberation and Nazarick workplace antics, it's a good start.

Prologue:
https://0bin.net/paste/inJvZ7Fy#1YewpuPtLtU8ZnBstxeLZagaT6Lo2TWDMhIgpo2a0dA
Ch1 part 1:
https://pastebin.com/yuMKvdFq
Translator's posts:
https://desuarchive.org/_/search/boards/a.desu.meta/tripcode/%21%21uIIzC9%2BwOLl%20/

I expect there to be some sort of diplomatic tug of war where Slane and Nazarick compete to see who gets to win the elf king over, a mini cold war where anti-Nazarick factions try to forge an alliance without triggering an overkill retribution due to poking a random zombie once. Umu.


Also, the anime. It's premiering tomorrow.
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/qa/ - pout

Bump limits are for DORKS
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it is fun lying down and wiggling your finger in an ear
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hot blog

starting to melt in my blankets
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Look, look...
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Silver Stream

The silver stream will start 1800 EST.
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/vermeil

Airing before any of the normal viewing is the first 7 episodes of Sora no Woto:
- Sora 7-13
- Prima Doll 12
- Lycoris 13
- Vermeil 12
- Witches 12

This concludes everything for the stream. Next week I will just be playing another show. Thinking the entire gupz franchise to date.
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I find Claris singing the OP to Lycoris to be, in a meta way, very symbolic. Insofar as every anime I can remember them singing the OP to has been a roller coaster of entertainment from Oreimo to Madoka, and just as well Lycoris is following in those footsteps to become a favorite of mine for how lovably enjoyable it is. It doesn't tackle any unprecedented new grounds of storytelling to earn its fame; instead, the show simply follows a fairly conventional plot with extreme care and effort put into making it the best it can be. Putting its characters at the top of the priority list and endearing the audience towards them through great on-screen chemistry & development. Which by all means has been a resounding success given the anime's popularity and abundance of fanart enjoyed by the main characters.

Hopefully the success of originals like this push for more studios to try their hands at creating something of their own in the future. As I really have enjoyed recent ones like Odd Taxi and Megalobox too.
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Pets

How many pets does /qa/ have?
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Soranowoto Stream!

I AM GONNA STREAM the first 4 or 6 episodes of Sora no Woto tomorrow before I stream my other things!

The 18th of September, Sunday 1800 EST !
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/vermeil
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Everyone hates people pluralizing anime as 'animes' or manga as 'mangas', but I see comparatively little push-back to the pluralizing of other otaku-culture loanwords in the same way. How do you feel about words like 'lolis', 'tsunderes', and 'otakus'? What about something like 'boorus'? Are they acceptable, or should their usage be discouraged?
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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...
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Chainsaw Man

Makima just doesn't sound right, and I can't get used to it. Everything else looks great though.
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Upcoming Anime

Any good anime in the future? Like, not next season but just the future. Watching this looking for things and there's a Kenshin reboot for some reason.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5aY6UJ4DjY
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How does /qa/ pronounce the "o" in "loli"?
"la-li" as in lallygag?
"lo-li" as in low?
or do you do it another way?
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Sono Bisque Doll got me thinking... does Kissu have a favorite cosplayer? Do you even follow any cosplayers (that aren't just ecchi ones, you PERV)?

I'm a big fan of SeeU. She's really cute and her outfits are pretty impressive.
R:14 / I:2

when did you first start using Chan-Sites?

I first heard of 4chan watching Gamer from Mars videos about '10 crazy 4chan pranks' I think they were called I remember seeing these videos and thinking that 4chan was this magical place where you could say anything you wanted and get people to do what-ever you wanted and it wasn't as good as I thought it was but I still enjoyed being able to say why I liked with complete anonymity and I became interested in anime and manga and gradually I started using 8moe and other chan-sites
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Why is it that in anime productions, people remember the names of studios better than they do the directors, teams or top level staff?
R:2 / I:1
Do you think these spooky videos are faked?
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Audio Editor

Found a nice online DAW that lets you mess around with audio using node graphs.
Finding that it's impossible to export anything you make on Firefox because it uses a broken version of the WASM FFMPEG(or maybe it's something else) so I've only been able to get it to be fully functional on chrome.

https://audionodes.com/online/
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Have you ever discovered something you weren't meant to or found any sorts of real life easter eggs?

Just recently I discovered an unannounced product by looking through the published manuals on a certain company's website.
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HOLY FUCKING SHIT

THIS YEAR HAS BARELY STARTED AND I ALREADY LOVE IT

HOW IS THIS FUCKING REAL
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Pruning/splitting a reaction folder and deciding what the optimal size for it will be for quick access almost feels like deckbuilding in card games or something.
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At what point in a show's lifetime do spoilers stop becoming a problem?
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So what happens to imageboards after PHP 7 dies?
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Have you played any "ero" (a Japanese word meaning 'erotic') games lately?
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"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:51 / I:16

Mice Thread

https://www.mouseaccuracy.com/
Interested what type of mouse-grip you use, or if you use an alternative style of mice such as the vertical or trackball designs.

Thinking about switching from a standard laser mouse to a trackball (like picture related) because my laser mice always fail in similar ways and I might get a better lifespan out of a different type of mouse. They also benefit from better ergonomics, not putting strain on the wrist. I'm concerned if I would be able to play games well on it.
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/qa/ bump when drunk

MONKEY PUMP
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Most dubs are terrible or at the very least pale in comparison to the original audio, just about everyone recognizes this. Despite that, when it comes to old media they enjoyed dubbed when younger there are those who hold these dubs close to their heart. Are there any anime/games like this for /qa/?
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Have you ever given thought to creating some document for yourself in case you ever lose your memory?

Every now and again I think about maybe creating a small booklet with key details about myself, such as a brief autobiography as well as important information like bank details and passwords.
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Don't forget to catch Hatusne Miku the animation this season!
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When does sameface become a problem for you?
Is the perception of this problem's severeness inversely proportional to the severeness of an obsessiveness-factor in human brains?
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/qa/ quiz time

1) Have you ever watched this video/swf before?
2) Can you name every single show/media that is in it?
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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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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?
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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:13 / I:4

/po/ thread

papercraft and origami are fun. here are some threads I thought were funny

https://archived.moe/po/thread/539829/#542697
https://archived.moe/po/thread/564878/#564878
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Does /qa/ have lots of emergency foods in your home like canned and frozen foods? What kinds of these do you have?
I have lots of these foods including pasta and pasta sauce, lots of sardines, beef cubes, corned beef hashes, canned ham and chicken breasts, and jams in my shelf. Also some udon, gyoza, and hot pockets in my freezer.
Together I think all these stuffs can last me about a week, but nowhere near some people who have full basements of stuffs enough for years.
I think having something you need sometime in your home that doesn't need to be worried about going bad is always handy especially for the /qa/hikkis. I just opened a strawberry preserve that's been sitting on my shelf for almost 2 years to serve with my breads!
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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/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.
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Are you still in-touch with your inner-chuuni? Or have you moved far past those days, or maybe even never had them.
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Can you read? Like books and stuff
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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 [email protected] 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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Kissu in Haven and Hearth?

There's a new Haven and Hearth world starting on August 12th!
Is anyone else interested in playing some Haven and Hearth in a couple weeks? It's like a free* multiplayer version of Harvest Moon/Stardew Valley in one shared world, but with more focus on exploring and there's combat and stuff. You start with nothing, but you can build up a little village (with others) as you hunt animals and raise crops and stuff. It's really so much more fun when there's a bunch of people you know working towards goals and having fun building and decorating. Do note that there's PvP and people can freely attack you if they have the right unlocked perks, though there's ways to hide in your town. Certain animals/monsters can also permanently (rarely) kill you, although it only happened to me once when I was really new. There's some system to inherit a percentage of xp from your dead 'ancestor', but I never looked into it.

There's a pretty heavy emphasis on grinding to the extent that you'll always need new materials and food. However, stuff happens on real world timers, like it takes 20 hours to dry leather, or 3 days for crops to finish growing and other such things. It takes a similar time to recover from injuries and to 'study' things to get XP, so things can't progress TOO fast.

The current world should last for at least a few more days I think if you want to run around and get a handle of things, but there's no rush.
https://www.havenandhearth.com

There's also a wiki for it, though the info isn't always accurate to the current version. https://ringofbrodgar.com/wiki/

*If you pay $15 you'll get an extra row of inventory space and 20% more XP. It's a fun game and I spent a lot of time in it so it was worth it to me.
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If everybody loves the old tripfags and people say the era in which most people were named was best, then why don't more people use trips?
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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?
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What do you do when you want something good for dinner but your motivation is almost rock bottom?
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``delicious flat chests?''

what are some things mammary challenged girls did to save the environment? except using less water and soap
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Communities are a whole lot nicer and easier to talk in when people consider the others in it their friends rather than strangers to be cautious about. Does /qa/ love their /qa/ friends?
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is this the /qa/ board?
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There are two points in an anime season where people stop discussing anime...
half way through a season and while shows are ending.

moved by request
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This is a very funny logo design document.

https://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/pepsi-arnell-021109.pdf
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Friendly reminder to savor your favorites sites while they're up.

RIP https://kaomoji.ru/en .・゚゚・(/ω\)・゚゚・.
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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.
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Are there any ambitions you have /qa/? Or did you discard those long ago
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/qa/ what do you personally believe in? Do you have a religion?
I believe there is something above me that is comparable with that of an Abrahamic deity, that it does exist outside our plane of existence, and that it has trapped us on this hell known as material plane. Thinking about it, Gnosticism sounds like westernized Buddhaism because the only way you can escape this infinite cycle of death and life is through Gnosis/Enlightenment, but as they say in the East you should kill the Buddha on the road.
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How does Kissu sit?
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What's proper proper upkeep procedure for your hikki blanket?
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What would you want the afterlife to look like?
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How do you think you'd be able to live your life without a system of written communication ? Some kingdoms, such as the incans, only had numerical record keeping through systems such as knots on ropes and never had the idea to write things down on stone or such. Wonder what it would be to live in a society where you have to talk with the plebs to learn anything.
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Do you think it's possible to make anything successful or is everything just manipulating the luck stat to proc a favorable outcome?
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Did you ever give it a thought what you could do with music other than listening to it? You could try to
-emulate it in your head before pushing the play button
-turn a major key to a minor key and vice versa
and the most difficult of musical-mental exercises
-inverting the qualities of each bar, making the loud notes soft, the lengthy notes short and of course the same goes the other way around
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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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What be dreams and why is so much written about them?
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Let's play a game.
Someone picks a word and we post images on our hard drive with that word in its filename, assuming they're not horrible or anything. If you're like me and you've forgotten at least half of the images you saved, so you can find some cool things that you forgot about. You can also just find loose game files or other things you've never actually seen. It would be cool if you have any story or description to go along with the images, but that might be too much effort.
If you're on Windows I highly recommend using 'everything' to search for stuff on your drive as it's 500000x faster than windows default search: https://www.voidtools.com/

Anyway, the first word is turtle
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I don't know if it's just me or youtube maybe but the colors on this trailer seem really muted from what i expect of trigger. Sure there's a lot of color but they don't look that vibrant too me. It's been a while but i feel like the Star Wars visions episode was better looking than this trailer.
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A filtering appraoch for imageboard moderation

I've been observing a severe lack of automatic filtering approach to moderation in online discussions. The model currently used is based on banning users or IP addresses, an approach known to be ineffective because changing IP is easy, it requires constant manual monitoring of all posts, and a user can be banned for one single post regardless of how good the users' other posts are.

This issue mirrors the problem of spam emails, where content-based approaches like Bayesian filtering performs significantly better than blacklist-based approaches with few false positives. Here is a write-up of this topic:
http://www.paulgraham.com/falsepositives.html
Just replace "blacklist" with "banning" and "spam" with "bad posts", and you get the situation of imageboard moderation.

I think integrating such tool in imageboard moderation provides lots of benefits:
- instant rejection of bad posts before it ever appears on the website
- moderation based on contents rather than person, less likely to cause drama
- existing moderation decisions can be used to tune the filter so they will conform to individual imageboards' standards
- it will work even better than email antispam because posters basically have to make their posts unreadable to evade filters

I can only conjecture that the only reason why this approach isn't widely deployed is because mods want to feel powerful, and this approach doesn't satisfy them.
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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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Have the consequences of extensive data mining and wikis been beneficial to gaming? Or has it sucked away some of the magic from them?
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A very special Comiket 100 is being held right now
Is there anything you're excited about? Like new doujin game, manga, music, merch, etc. or maybe just pictures of cosplayers
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There so many different types of vampire.
there are old draculas and there are cute little gothic lolita vampires with blonde hair which I wouldn't mind if they bit me. there are vampires but there are also dumbpires, stinkpires, cutepires. Vampires are so versatile. The thing is that zombies are also versatile because you have lots of ways to zombify people and you have slow zombies and fast zombies and fat exploding plague zombies. the difference is that you don't see all those zombie types represented in anime girls so much
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There's a strange comfort in horror, don't you think?
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Been thinking of playing that new Lost Ark MMO and I'm pretty sure once I start playing there's going to be builds and guides for everything down to the smallest detail and everyone's going to be minmaxed to hell and back within the week. So that made me think, has the development of the net ruined MMOs to an extent?
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Feeling pretty guilty about not being able to support my favorite artists.
I know one person wont change anything but...
I feel guilty pirating an artist I've supported for a long time.
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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?
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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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Melobytes

https://melobytes.com/en/
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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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How do you work up the motivation to start and complete really long series?
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What are your experiences with the dreaded automobile and its locomotive functions, aka of the worst enemies of hikkis and neets? I have a driver's license but can't remember the last time I picked up a wheel. I probably forgot how to do it at this point. Driving is scary as hell for me. I was extremely nervous during my test and wanted it to be over as soon as possible. It's one of the most terrifying things you can do a daily basis. It's more dangerous than being a police officer or a security guard for example. Drivers have a much higher death rate than people in those professions. I had a friend who got killed in a car crash and have gotten myself involved in two accidents before, one of which could've easily killed me as well if the stupid trucker actually banged on the car instead of just scraping it, so that definitely contributes to my fear of driving.
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Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.
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What the fuck is this webp 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?
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What do you think changed the most between the current year and 2001?
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AI Writing Thread

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

https://6b.eleuther.ai/
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What's Kissu's Vocabulary Size?

How big is Kissu's vocabulary? There's this fun test to take that will tell you! There were some difficult questions on here I thought.

https://www.arealme.com/vocabulary-size-test/en/

There's also a Japanese vocabulary test that I quit halfway through because I was too frustrated. Guess I need to work on my 日本語 more...
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Don't you find it funny that there are two anime airing right now about "shadows" imitating and trying to replace humans?
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I've been thinking that I need to make a good computer-in-bed setup, but just for gaming when I'm tired or when it's near the end of the day.
About a decade ago I had a Vita that would use Moonlight and Nvidia Shield for windows to stream the PC screen to the vita and I could use the vita buttons. It worked pretty well, but it had so me pretty big limitations like the vita's unusual resolution and input lag which made action games a bit too annoying.
I think I want a tablet or something, and then have a metal 'holder' thing and some switch joycons and an adapter.
Does /qa/ have any knowledge or experience with such a thing, or general advice?
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Your favorite eras in anime?

Cel: Late 80s (Akira, Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Patlabor, City Hunter, Maison Ikkoku, Guyver, Bubblegum Crisis, Gunbuster, etc).

Digital: Mid to late 00s (Aria, Mushishi, SZS, Bakemonogatari, Kaiji, Kara no Kyoukai, Spice and Wolf, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, etc).

This is both in terms of looks/visuals and shows which are my favorites. I think everyone agrees that 80s is the superior cel artstyle due to everything before it looking 'dated' and with weak art and animation and 90s anime having a 'wobbly' exaggerated look to it in comparison. And my preference for mid to late 00s stuff is because early digital stuff had a weird flat look to it since animators weren't completely used to it yet. Also helps that CGi wasn't as prevalent before. The death of hand drawn mecha was the greatest tragedy of the modern age.
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Looks like Jachin-chan is a fan of sucking on big 'ole cow tits. Can't really blame the gal for it, with tits as good looking as those.
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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!
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Sarcastic humor is good. Ironic humor is bad. Irony is basically the dumber and less sophisticated version of sarcasm: https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/vs/irony-vs-sarcasm-types-and-differences.html
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Slow days are best spent gaming
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Have you ever had a "misplaced time experience"? It's similar to "missing time experience" but instead you misplace the dates in which certain events occurred. For example: it's very strange to me that Kizuna Ai came to be after the 2016 election only. My brain doesn't connect the two events together and I thought she showed up earlier than that. There are also several anime/manga that give me this feeling, the most notable one being "Is It Okay to Touch Mino-San There?" I thought I read it around 2015, but to my shock it only came out in 2018 and ran until mid to late 2019.

It's not so weird as to think something which happened quite a while ago happened earlier since time appears to pass faster for you the older you get, but the opposite happening starts to get into "alternate realities/we are all living in a computer simulation" territory.
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The Healer Girls anime seemed like a pretty ambitious and extremely well produced project for an anime where I didn't instantly recognize any of the main cast's voices. So it got me thinking and an idea popped into my mind, which looking at the seiyuu pages pretty much confirmed.

https://myanimelist.net/anime/48857/Healer_Girl

The anime seems like a test of promising new seiyuu talents with the supporting cast being mostly already confirmed pros. And so far I think they're doing a pretty good job. I think it's interesting to see things like this that show a promotion of new talents over staying with the same safe bets forever (like dubs do), what about /qa/?
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Overlord needs to give the Pleiades more screen time
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How much time do you spend using imageboards a day on average? I feel like it's very easy to spend the entire day browsing a fast shithole like 4chan. It's almost as addictive as crack and cocaine and that's dangerous. This addictive quality is probably the reason why the users tend to not be very right in the head.
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You ever notice otaku have a noticeable fascination with pocketknives?
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If you don't post about what you do every time after you did it, did you even do it?
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What's your preferred style of anime?
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Post a word which you think it sounds funny, from any language. I'll start: flabbergasted.
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the /qa/ couch
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Utwarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen Streams

We're in the home stretch of catching up on shows with sequels coming out in the Summer season!
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen's first 13 episodes will be streamed this Friday, and the final 12 episodes + Bonus will be next Friday, both at my usual streaming time of 6PM EST/11PM UTC!
For those who may be new to this, kissu has an anonymous-supporting fork of cytube and the channel we're using for this is:
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri

Utawarerumono is a trilogy close to my heart, so much so that I can type it by memory!
Grand story, amazing characters, beautiful art, atmospheric music (RIP Mameda ;_;) and the gameplay in 2 and 3 are actually pretty great if you ask me. I'm going into the anime adaptation blind, however, but if it's half as good as the VN then you're in for a treat.
This is technically season 2, but it's not too strongly related to season 1 which had released a decade earlier. The VNs also share a similar gap in release dates. I'll see if I can find a relevant summary somewhere, though, if people are going in blind.

I will warn you ahead of time if you're someone that avoids conflict in media then this isn't for you. It's a world at war and it also has some really sad moments in it that aren't directly related to war. But, there is also lots of slice of life moments and positive emotions of comradely and romance in it.
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How come youtube videos get so many damn views nowadays? They must've changed something in the system with how works. There's no way it's a natural evolution even when accounting for more people gaining internet access over time. Kony 2012 has 'only' 103m views today, but it was literally what everyone was talking about back then. 100m is pretty much nothing nowadays compared to shit like Baby Shark and Despacito. Baby Shark having a whopping 10 billion views also do not make any sense to me whatsoever since it's targeting a specific age demographic not very vast in numbers.
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https://fansubdb.com/wiki/Spring_2022
What the hell happened with fansubbing? The list keeps getting smaller every season. The Slyfox one for Summertime is a fucking bait and switch too, should have a strikeout. Slyfox only did a single ep and then switched to the official shit and now we have to see everyone speaking like Wakka from FFX.
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media screenshot/video thread for stuff you don't necessarily want to make a thread for
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What are your standards for quality?
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Nenpo Refugee Thread

Mod edit: Someone has made a direct nenpo replacement if you're searching for something like that: >>92698. Caveat emptor: https://kakashinenpo.com/ This is a thread on /qa/ to help facilitate discussion among wandering nen friends that have recently lost their home board. There is already a thread on /jp/ here: >>>/jp/36668 but due to /jp/'s nature as a board for general nonsense it could quickly be displaced onto page 3, so this thread will also exist on /qa/.
You're certainly not constrained to this thread, but if you want a primary thread to make future plans among yourselves then I figure /qa/ might be a better place. We'll see which thread picks up more steam, but I think I'll link this one to a blotter which I'll update after this thread is made.

To kissu friends: Answer their questions and help if them adjust if they choose to stay here. Respect any decision they choose, however!

Welcome to Kissu, temporarily or permanently!
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Sugoi! Yurine got three Jashins with one throw!
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Do you like light novels? Honestly, I don't and think they are the reason behind a lot of low quality anime adaptations. The ones like Spice and Wolf are greatly outnumbered by trash like SAO and company. They are just manga for people who aren't talented enough to draw in my opinion.
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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
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https://news.ycombinator.com/news
People complain active non-reddit forums don't exist exist, but they do. They're just all for dumb programming nerds that speak in foreign tongues.
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Is Tsukihime Remake seriously going to be stuck on consoles forever? Why the hell are VNs neglecting what used to be their main platform now? Who even plays VNs on a Switch? Reading stuff for hours on that tiny screen must be awful. And the PS4/PS5 isn't even popular in Japan anyway.

Has anyone tried to see if it can be emulated with the English patch yet?
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I hope the James Webb telescope breaks when they try to launch it, I don't care about the beginning of the universe and it would be funny to see how mad those nerds would get.
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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.
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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.
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Eating some cup ramen, Nissin's tonkatsu flavor. I can definitely see why people would eat this all the time compared to crappy stuff like Maruchan, since it's big, filling, tasty, still relatively cheap, and doesn't make me feel like crap afterwards. With that in mind I wonder what kind of ramen /qa/ sustains itself on?
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Does /qa/ like milk?
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Throughout the sinosphere, there's a tradition where the name given to all of one's children starts with the same character/morpheme, following the steps of a poem:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_name

It's done in China, Korea, and Vietnam... but not Japan. Anyone know what's up with that? I find it odd that they'd import all that confucian stuff, but not something as prominent as this.
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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?
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Nowadays people that are new to the internet immediately go to social media, because that's where everyone is, right?
But, before the rise of social media there were already plenty of other sites with established communities. Why didn't people go to those sites?
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henlo frens, how are u today desu~
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Would you ever donate inside of an imageboard thread?

found this comment inside of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnkhBwzBqlQ&list=RDbJieaH23524
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Spring 2022 Anime Thread: I hate making these edition

Somebody's probably going to bitch if I don't make a "proper" seasonal catch-all thread for the season or create another lame one that has the same fornmat as always if I don't do it just right so here it is.

I'm going to watch these ones:
SPY×FAMILY
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 2
Kawaii dake ja Nai Shikimori-san
Yuusha, Yamemasu
Date A Live IV
Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart
Shijou Saikyou no Daimaou, Murabito A ni Tensei suru
Honzuki no Gekokujou: S3
Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu
Machikado Mazoku: 2-Choume
Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai 2
Magia Record: FINAL
Black★★Rock Shooter: DAWN FALL

I may watch whatever other people think is good.
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Dogs are swimming

Dogs are swimming
R:11 / I:3
It's interesting how imageboard standards are disproportionally determined by the image of its best and worst posters. If someone struts in, and is clearly the coolest guy around, usually everyone agrees that they're justified in showing off and/or bullying other users, because that's the nature of the game which you just lost. That person's qualities more or less automatically become something to be aspired to. Instead of standards being a minimum requirement that everyone should be able to reach, they're instead an ideal, something that most people won't reach by design but are still used as a measuring stick by pretty much everyone. It works anyways, because your totality as a person isn't as important as your traceable posts and most standards only become applicable inasmuch as they're invoked in a given conversation.

Inversely, a single bad post can cause a person to go fuck this shit I'm out this place is so gay, as well as fuel the sweeping generalizations of everyone over there is gay as fuck. The typical counter is, therefore, that's an outsider/outlier/undesirable/all of the above, or, in other occasions, what are you talking about. Not so much redeeming the place, more like negating the flaw. A single flawed quality can be grounds for opinion discarding, with >implying being a common shield against it because nuh-uh you're getting it wrong I'm actually a cool dude.

I'm not at all against this, it's a cornerstone of imageboard culture, a direct culprit of much of its zany shit. The bread and butter of many interactions. Just felt like writing about it. Pic is an artist's rendition of an ordinary anonymous debate.
R:109 / I:74
Let's do another neural network AI filter thingie. This one seems to be popular on 4chan lately and the results were pretty nice.
https://neuralblender.com
This was "Tropical Rouge Precure"
R:6 / I:3
I'm not much of an artist but you get the idea
R:6 / I:3
What's the most important /qa/nime, and why have you been watching other shows instead?
R:22 / I:9
Running is the worst type of physical activity.

The cons of running:
- It burns less calories than climbing stairs (the most efficient cardio exercise for that purpose if you didn't know)
- It tires you more than climbing stairs
- It's way more dangerous than climbing stairs
- It fucks up your knees/joints on long term

The benefits of running:
- It can make you good at certain sports that demand it. That's it.

Say NO to running. Humans are not cheetahs. Our body wasn't designed for it. We have automobiles if we want to go fast like Sanic.
R:19 / I:3
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:16 / I:12
Would you rather get another season of Akebi or another of kunoichi tsubaki?
Both have plenty of characters that didn't get enough time along with plenty of source material to work off of, and are fantastic in their own way.
Preferably there would be a season 2 of both, but lets assume it has to be one
R:29 / I:4
Would you give up your ability to cum? You'd still be able to orgasm the usual way.
R:20 / I:14

Waifu Labs

https://waifulabs.com/generate

This thing has gotten pretty advanced. I remember when it used to just be a single screen of poorly generated faces. Most of the options look really good now and you can really fine tune it to what you want. And apparently it's being used to generate all the characters in a mobile game.

I wonder how common this will become in the future. It could create truly infinite gameplay if everything from the characters to the voices to the text to the quests are generated by AI. And if it's all to the level that this character generator is at, it's probably good enough for a simple mobile game already.
R:38 / I:20

happie shows

leds post shows that are not edgy and have happie endings
that doesn meen they cant have sad parts but no overal melodrama or tragidy or dum psychologikal components post ur happy shows
R:18 / I:13

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.
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*shouts into the sky*

OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ
oj~

100% /qa/
friends
R:6 / I:4
Have you ever tried to gamble before? Are you good at it/did you ever win anything through it?
R:25 / I:1
Do you like tracked music? What are some of your favorite songs?
Preferably post song link followed by a few words describing song.
I'll start below.
R:47 / I:7
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:5 / I:1
.
R:24 / I:6
Do you use speed up when watching videos? What are the speed up factor you use?
I usually don't speed up when watching anime, but for some YouTube videos I speed up by a factor within the range of 1.3x-2x, depending on the speed of the speech and how interesting the videos are.
R:5 / I:4
If you could be a character from anything, who would you want to be? (Setting counts, you're not just turning into Flandre Scarlet in downtown Manhattan)
R:4 / I:0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thioacetone
>It has an extremely potent, unpleasant odor, making it one of the worst-smelling chemicals.
>The cyclic trimer of thioacetone (trithioacetone) is a white or colorless compound with a melting point of 24 °C (75 °F), near room temperature. It also has a disagreeable odor.
>Thioacetone has an intensely foul odor. Like many low molecular weight organosulfur compounds, the smell is potent and can be detected even when highly diluted.[8] In 1889, an attempt to distill the chemical in the German city of Freiburg was followed by cases of vomiting, nausea and unconsciousness in an area with a radius of 0.75 kilometres (0.47 mi) around the laboratory due to the smell.[9] In an 1890 report, British chemists at the Whitehall Soap Works in Leeds noted that dilution seemed to make the smell worse and described the smell as "fearful".[10] Thioacetone is considered a dangerous chemical due to its extremely foul odor and ability to render people unconscious, induce vomiting, and be detected over long distances.

BUT WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY SMELL LIKE?
R:23 / I:9
Are you nearsighted? I am. It means you can see stuff fine when it's close, but it's blurry as it gets distant.
Were you nearsighted before you started spending so much time looking at a screen near you? I wonder if there's a "cause and effect" thing going on.
R:10 / I:6

Character Alignment Charts

Lets make some D&D alignment charts of our favorite stories!
R:13 / I:4
Fin.
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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.
R:22 / I:7

Imageboard post text and personality link?

I've read several articles about how the languages posted on the internet can be analyzed which words are categorized into different types and establish a link between these and the various info about the posters including gender, age, personality, income, etc. The results show huge difference of word choices between different class of persons.

For example, one paper analyzed this connection for Big Five personality traits using social media posts and visualized the results with word clouds so the significance is readily interpreted.
For Kissu posts, a casual examination reveals the following placement in the personality scale:
extraversion - introversion: huge introversion words bias
neuroticism - emotional stability: there are words from both
agreeableness: same as above
conscientiousness: high for /qa/ but low for /jp/
openness: very high

In other words, the user base of Kissu shares the following traits: introversion and openness (in MBTI words, INXX); /qa/ is more "serious" while /jp/ is less; medium in scale of negative emotional ranting and unfriendliness, which shows up in cases of heated arguments and vermin.

The word analysis seems to be consistent with the general impression of the boards mentioned. The question is, are imageboards expected to be a community of like-minded individuals, so the prevalence of specific word choices indicates the common personality trait of their posters, or are the variations of posters too large to be analyzed with this method?
R:3 / I:0
I figured out that being able to identify with a character and them being able to express an often overlooked perspective regarding their feelings, that makes a show feel full.
R:7 / I:1

Anime Blogs?

Does Kissu read any anime blogs or find nice posts to read?
https://nuitetoilenews.tumblr.com/tagged/Vinland%20Saga
I used to have a wordpress site something like this where I would write about what I felt about certain anime series but no one ever finds them unless you have God tier clickbait SEO skills and talk about it on anime forums.

They're kind of nice and make me nostalgic of when I was trying to become pro-blogger. I probably wouldn't even know that Vinland has a season in progress if I didn't stumble across it looking for some sort of image.
R:11 / I:5
What kind of occupation do you consider for your next life?
I think I will become an organist, playing that giant instrument in an institution for a local community once per week and at the rare occasions when somebody's born, dying, marrying or it's a national holiday. While the elder wastes everybody's time with his speech, I take a cigar break. The community doesn't see or thank me for my service but I don't need their recognition anyways, I only need the sonorous harmonies.
R:4 / I:3
Help!
R:7 / I:3
Every year that passes by streamers become bigger and bigger and the newer generations show no sign of losing interest in them, in fact they're most likely only growing in popularity compared to professional journalists or TV news. Their influence has for some time been creeping its way into the domain of regular media and now you even have them hosting entire events that have actual 3rd party participation within the games industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcF2KP0zgM0

Seeing this my line of thought has somewhat drifted from whether ecelebs will be incorporated into regular TV/News media, into whether streamers/ecelebs are going to surpass and supersede regular news media in the coming generations. Televised news has been going down in popularity for a while now and as the trend of cable-cutting continues so too will its influence, leaving it wide open for more dominant personalities to come in and take over. Now, the interesting thing to take away from this shift is what the impact of random people who gather online fame becoming a mainstream source of news will be. Also who will account for these individuals and what standards will they be held to?
R:22 / I:6
¥Iyapan
¥Dogeza de Tanondemita
¥Miru Tights

Which one of these masterpieces of short animation in recent memory is your favorite? Mine is Dogeza. I even started reading the manga of both Dogeza and Iyapan. Miru Tights is overrated compared to them. Also, Kanan-chan best girl.
R:11 / I:1
How often do you see a pic and think it's made by an artist you know but then you see it's made by another artist?
And is it disappointing for you to see there's an artist who draws similarly to the super-special acclaimed artist you know?
R:4 / I:1
Did you know that there's more seinen than shounen manga? Why is there so much more shounen anime in comparison though? The most popular and successful manga are shounen, but that still doesn't explain the disparity in the number of adaptations even when accounting for that. Would things work better for seinen adaptations if the OVA format was taken more seriously? Berserk suffered a lot because of that for example. It got an underwhelming TV adaptation in 97 and the modern ones are godawful. It should've been a fucking high-budget OVA like Gunbuster. I don't understand why chose the TV format in the age where OVAs were still common.
R:18 / I:3

Gelbooru: tag division

Gelbooru decided they were going to split their rating:safe tag into two distinct categories of safeness.

at a glance it seems completely arbitrary, complicated and defeats the purpose of Booru usage.
Opinions?

How Gelbooru defines the two new categories
Examples of General content:

G-rated, completely non-sexual, completely safe for work content. Things you can safely view in front of others.
Fully clothed characters, innocent comics and 4komas, portraits, faces, chibis, cute things.
Scenery, still life, no humans, text-only pages, food focus, animal focus, SFW pokemon, animals, and other things without people.
danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=favgroup%3A14537

Examples of Sensitive content:

Ecchi, sexy, risque, or suggestive content, even mildly so.
Skimpy or revealing clothes (including swimsuits).
Anything focused on the ass, breasts, cleavage, feet, armpits, etc.
Anything not G-rated, not 100% safe for work, or not safe to view in front of others.
Anything you're not 100% sure is General.
danbooru.donmai.us/posts?tags=favgroup%3A14538
R:11 / I:2
> gpt-4chan
tell me that kissu are not bot.
R:14 / I:7
Do you have any special abilities?

I can defocus my pupils at will.
R:8 / I:4
Is it coincidence or self-deception that seasons with legendary anime are often accompanied by other anime that go far beyond the seasonal norm?
R:13 / I:7
When it comes to political intrigue in isekai I kinda prefer it done the way Overlord did things. With establishing first Ainz and Nazarick and focusing on developing the world through their lens first before delving into it from the perspective of completely separate factions. I think just shoving intrigue in the viewers face without proper establishment of it from the main character's point of view leads to people not caring as much about it as they maybe should.
R:54 / I:14
Do you miss school?
R:5 / I:4
¥eyes/eyebrows over hair
The animators were lazy and drew the hair before drawing the face.

¥transparent hair
The animators don't want the hair to obscure the character's emotions.

¥hair that properly covers the eyes/eyebrows
The animators pay attention to detail and don't care about whether it obscures the emotions or not.

¥hair that goes inside the eyelashes but not the eyes
???

What is the last one supposed to accomplish? This is theoretically possible but the eyelashes would have to be those enormous fake ones.
R:43 / I:11
How does /qa/ go about decorating their room?
R:5 / I:2
Has a longer anime ever gotten out of a lull in quality ala Twin Peaks? Seems like most series that do start to drop never fully recover.
R:12 / I:6
Why the HELL does American TV get so much time allocated to each season while in anime you usually only get a measily 4 hours of watchtime!
R:69 / I:13

Serious Business Slang Translations?

What's your opinion of slang stuff in translations? Some people object to any divergence, while others have generational objections and still others feel it's a localization choice. One thing we must all accept though, is *click on the mp4*
(Moving a discussion from a thread into here)
R:52 / I:11
There's little to no difference between 2012 and 2022. 2012 feels like it was yesterday to me. I feel sorry for people born in this time. They weren't able to experience the marvelous transformations the world had to offer. It's an era of technological, scientific and cultural stagnation. Anime from 2012 feels exactly the same as anime from this year for example, while anime from 2000 and 2010 are vastly different.
R:18 / I:4

Honzuki no Gekokujou

Seeing the display of magical power recently in this anime has me wondering how the topic of magic itself will be addressed as Myne ages and learns to wield it more efficiently. The anime thus far has gone to great lengths to avoid becoming a magic battle shounen so I don't see it becoming the norm, but it most certainly has to be addressed given how powerful of a tool it has proven to be. However, I think that as long as it doesn't lose sight of making slow progress towards mass literacy and somewhat modern printing I'll enjoy the ride it takes me along, since the strength of the characters still has yet to waiver.

Those are my thoughts on Honzuki so far, what does kissu think? Are you guys enjoying it?
R:38 / I:11
To get a better view/understanding or for your own entertainment, have you ever rewatched an anime? Or more have you ever done it without a stream to encourage you to rewatch?
R:8 / I:6
What's your criteria for rewatching something? For me it has to be either a favorite show of mine, something I watched in my childhood or something that was heavily censored. The latter is the only occasion where I'll go out of my way to actually download the bloated BD release.
R:3 / I:1
Still waiting for Dejiko to come back...
R:29 / I:5
What are the most outlandish things you had to learn in school?
I don't remember the learning part, but in language class I had to write an exam with the task of writing a horror story and another exam's task was writing a report for a missing dog.
R:18 / I:4
shes a clown
R:13 / I:4
What does /qa/ think of fonts/typefaces?
Do you care enough to notice differences like between Arial and Helvetica?
What are some of your favorite fonts? (something other than comic sans of course)
R:14 / I:5
How do you decide what seasonals to watch aside from the seasonal stream? Also how often do you ever keep watching stuff that the stream decides not to vote for?
R:8 / I:4
Wait a minute... How much isekai has there actually been before it "blew up"...
R:14 / I:7
The pain we experience may be on a different level than what you'd experience from cosmic horror or hell. Pain and pleasure are relative and operate on a sliding scale. Increasing your tolerance to pain would allow your to lower your standard of living and thus experience greater highs. Might be why people choose to take cold showers, since cold showers aren't dangerous.

We disguise the pain we feel in our pursuit of pleasure as struggle, and as pleasure evolves, so does the sophistication of the pain we feel. By doing so, we raise the boundaries for pleasure directly and indirectly. But pain is inherently unpleasant, so the ideal would be to set a low baseline to begin with instead of introducing pain later on. Not sparing the rod and spoiling the child. This also means not jumping the gun and injecting yourself with heroin.

Pleasure itself operates on two levels - quantity and quality. There is a limit to quantity, but it seems like we can increase our quality indefinitely. The optimal approach to maximizing pleasure is to increase both as life progresses. This can be thought of in an individual and generational sense. Perhaps we sacrifice individual pleasure to ensure the increase in generational pleasure. This would require the ability to transcend the self. There should be a single consciousness and it expresses and divides itself as multiple identities. This could be another sense of pleasure, spiritual.

It is strange for us to get sick of learning. Like how we're not supposed to get sick of eating, but it can happen. Boredom is a form of disgust, or revulsion for the familiar, or a form of pain. Manually breathing becomes tiring quickly, but our minds divert our attention away so we can do activities that bring us a higher quality of pleasure.

Is it possible for us to ensure our curiosity is continually satisfied, the same way we can ensure we are always well fed? We have the basics down, but it still takes a considerable effort to learn some things. Yet as we increase our lifespans and our mental ability, we can approach the limits of knowledge and ascend to growing our spirituality, which can be seen as a purification of sorts. At this point, however, we can genetically modify ourselves to become more spiritual. I believe the limiting factor is how lucky we are, which cannot be determined by genetics.

Control over our environment and ourselves is good because that means we have control over how much pleasure we choose to give ourselves. Our mental efforts can overcome our more base urges with some effort and I assume as we grow more sophisticated, we will be able to automate our more primal pleasures to best support our pursuit of higher quality pleasure.

Some knowledge can only be acquired by going insane. Sometimes, we can find a way back to sanity. This is like when we sponsored overseas expeditions back in colonial days. One way to explore is through the use of clones as save states. Your clone goes insane and tries to find his way back. And you just keep making clones until one can return. Although we have cut off the generational connection to these clones, this may become more palatable morally if we can connect to them spiritually.

Let's say we didn't use clones, but selectively bred organisms. Perhaps we are a farm to gather generational or spiritual pleasure, in preparation for a more advanced civilization's attempt to increase the quality of its own pleasure. Subtle selective breeding, probably by changing the environment without our knowledge. Not to mention the question of how closely they made us in their image.

There is a feedback loop between knowledge and its application. Between consumption and production. We need knowledge to make things and we get bored of making the same thing over and over again, which spurs us to learn more. At a lower level, there's a feedback loop between consumption and action. Is there such a feedback loop at the most fundamental level?
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キスの日

A whole day for kissu
R:6 / I:3

himasugi

what happened to himasugi?
R:8 / I:7
VEGETA
WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT /QA/'S POST LEVEL?
R:5 / I:3
What are your thoughts on how a "Dino Friends" show would look like? To begin with, it would lack the kemonomimi aspect, but what else?
R:7 / I:3
What have you tried recently, /qa/?
R:34 / I:12
Do you know how to play any instruments, /qa/? My family has a piano that passed from generation to generation which is almost 200 years old, so I had to learn how to play it from a young age. I took classes and stuff, so I'd say I'm kinda decent at it.

I tried learning guitar before too but I CANNOT do it. It just doesn't click. It seems very complex in comparison to just pressing keys. Of course I had to be bad at the one you can actually take to social gatherings and impress your friends.
R:123 / I:20

Towards A Srs Analysis of Vtubers

I can already tell this thread is going to go great.
If we want to gain an understanding of the vtuber boom that goes beyond calling them the spawn of the devil, we have to take a proper look at all of their characteristics and seriously consider what could make them attractive. Otherwise, you might as well dig your head in the sand.


First, the claim that they are simply LPers. There are a number of very important differences here: let's players don't put out songs, they don't go on concerts, don't go on seiyuu radios, don't appear in gachas, and, most important of all, don't appear in so many doujins.


So, why do they play videogames all the time?
First, a digression. You don't need me to tell you that when someone likes something, like say an anime, they often wish they had more of it. See: fanfiction, creating the content yourself. Videogames are a trivial way to pump out hours and hours of new content. The chat is key to the whole thing, they help set up situations that the vtuber works with to better entertain, a thing that is indeed a lot like regular streamers. But, you can see vtubers are far more character-centered than common LPers due to the prevalence of zatsudans and superchat readings to which thousands tune in to, in those streams there is no activity other than interaction and blogging. If people are attracted by them being good at games, that's more of a coincidental thing.


Now you may ask, what character? It's a real person. Absolutely true. Compared to a fictional character whose story must be written, the vtuber supplies their already existing story. The more unique parts of it are highlighted, as there is a charm in a fictional-sounding story being real, actualizing fiction. For example:
If someone, say, goes into an /ss/ thread and posts about how he had sex with his babysitter when he was 14, he's likely to get a standing ovation. Stories about your very real imouto are also likely to be well received. A relatively recent post in /ec/ commented about an artist and his failure to carry out his femdom fantasies. None of this is novel, it might be impure but it is what it is.


Moving on, they share vocabulary with idols and that's not without reason. Not only are both quasi-real people with evolving stories, many (even those with like 20k subs) are formally part of agencies or other kinds of groups which help with logistics, general organization, they have managers, video editors, illustrators, etc. They collaborate with other vtubers within the agency, in game shows, music, or, most commonly, LPing. And of course, there is a very idol-like demand for purity demonstrated by the controversies that came from someone having a bf (while fans ship chuubas with each other).


I'm not the biggest fan of the "it's on a spectrum" thing, but here I believe it to be accurate.
At one end you have actors playing the same roles they played in a work of fiction but outside of it, like Jashin 3D, Kobayashi's seiyuus making live action MVs, or the oft-mentioned Hatoba Tsugu which is in fact franco-japanese neoneorealist fiction. In the middle are those with a backstory, verbal tics, and the like but typically still blogging about real stuff. At the other end, 100% real people who straight up don't pretend to be fictional.
However, even the 100% real ones work within otaku culture in a way unlike LPers do. They do the funny anime voice(s), talk and make jokes about otaku stuff (powerlevels vary), sing jap songs, and use often detailed anime models which facilitate 2D fanart. Their voice is a crucial thing too, as can be seen by how common karaoke and ASMR streams are. Many stand out because of their unique voice. Others draw as well, sometimes at a professional level, and stream it. Finally, they can actually make content that isn't a stream, like song covers, short animations, or whatever else it is they do.


Thus, we can say that they are a blend of LPer, idol, comedian, different types of artist, and a thoroughly Japanese phenomenon. We must not forget, a huge quantity of people who make traditional otaku content interact positively with vtubers. Those aren't sheep who know no better, they're out there in the thick of it. Don't come at me with the old "japs have shit taste", just don't.


Allow to end saying that this is not apologia. I'm not the biggest fan of SoL, much less the blogging of streamers. I don't care for LPs. Paywalling interaction is disturbing. I obviously have watched some of their content, otherwise how would I know this. But this is only an analysis.
?inb4 die, go back, lol didn't read, &c
It's too late. It is too late.
R:9 / I:3
Throughout the course of human history, it seems to me that there has been a general trend of innovation and creativity coming from people who are able to focus, often to an autistic, self-detrimental way towards realizing something. Be it discoveries in mathematics, physics, or geometry, or discovery through general experimentation. At the crux of it, these figures often focused on solving something that they're fascinated by and want to understand better, or wanted to create because it solves some issue that they had. In large part, both creatives and intellectuals were only able to achieve their goals because they had some patron. Although it's clear that some amount of work is necessary to keep society from collapsing, modern society forcing everyone into individual roles and requiring that you be "productive" to survive seems pretty counter to human discovery and innovation, even if innovation has been exponential in the most recent decades and century.
R:6 / I:2

Kissu dot Pantsu

Bringing you over 2 minutes of shiroi-pantsu per episode
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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:8 / I:2
Will Excel still be used 20 or 30 years from now?
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cold blog

weather sure has improved from summer
R:6 / I:2
what is the difference between calling something fried chicken or torikatsu or even a chicken nugget? is it the panko? the katsu sauce? eating it with rice?
Does /qa/ think naming matters?
R:11 / I:4
Tenshi (corndogless)
R:19 / I:10

Relevant events from each year in imageboards + relevant anime that aired at the time

2007: The Fox News reportage on 4chan (hackers on steroids), Rickrolling being conceived as a meme and Gurren Lagann, Lucky Star, Clannad, Kaiji, Kodomo no Jikan, Baccano, Minami-ke, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Moetan, Potemayo, School Days, Bokurano, Claymore, Nodame Cantabile, Darker than Black, Gundam 00, Devil May Cry, Denno Coil, Mononoke, 5cm per second, Kara no Kyoukai, Eva 1.0 and Hidamari Sketch airing. Gurren Lagann was huge on /b/ at the time with the ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER memes and stuff. Katawa Shoujo was also apparently conceived as an idea on /a/ in this year. This is when I started using imageboards. I can't go back further than this.

2008: The channology crap, the creation of /jp/ as the sewed off conjoined twin of /a/, GEASS SUNDAYS, Spice and Wolf, Rosario + Vampire, To Love Ru, Kannagi, Toradora, Chi's Sweet Home, Strike Witches, Hyakko, Soul Eater, Jigoku Shoujo, Chaos;Head, Ga-Rei-Zero, xxxHOLiC, Detroit Metal City, Kissxsis, Macross Frontier, Gurren Lagann movie and Index airing. This is when I first started using /a/.

2009: The Boxxy shit on /b/, Bakemonogatari, Umineko, Railgun, Redline, K-ON, Saki, Sengoku Basara, Kimi ni Todoke, Maria Holic, Sora no Otoshimono, Seiken no Blacksmith (the infamous katana gif), Kämpfer, Nyan Koi, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Fairy Tail, FMAB, Hetalia, Redline, Gurren Lagann movie, KnK 7, Eva 2.0 and Haruhi S2 airing. Also the Lanced Jack/Taiga mass shitposting on /a/ and /v/ which culminated in moot changing everyone's names to Lanced Jack and Taiga on /a/ and leaking Lanced Jack's tripcode. Very chaotic year.

2010: Nothing special happens that I can recall. Oreimo, Amagami SS, Angel Beats, Durara, Soremachi, Nyaruko, Arawaka, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Panty & Stocking, Ika Musume, Shiru Sekai, Sora no Woto, Bakuman, Tatami Galaxy, Katanagatari, Heroman, Shiki, Yosuga no Sora, Kiss×sis, Highschool of the Dead, Mitsudomoe, Heartcatch Precure, Milky Holmes, Eden of the East and Haruhi movie airs. Boring year.

2011: Madoka, Yuru Yuri, Nichijou, Usagi Drop, Steins;Gate, Fate/Zero, Carnival Phantasm, Deadman Wonderland, Mirai Nikki, Kaiji S2, Denpa Onna, Hanasaku Iroha, Hyouge Mono, Chihayafuru, Gosick, Guilty Crown, Penguindrum, Haganai, [email protected], Anohana, Kore wa Zombie, Dog Days, Majikoi, Fate UBW movie and Infinite Stratos airing and Watamote becoming popular on /a/ and /v/, perhaps resulting in the anime adaptation later. Also, galo sengen, fukkireta, constanza.jpg, gachimuchi, etc happening on /v/ at the time. This is a year most /v/ users remember fondly. /pol/ is also made in this year after the deletion of /new/. This is when I started actually using /jp/, I would just occasionally lurk it before.

2012: Katawa Shoujo is released. Sword Art Online airs, popularizing the crappy isekai genre in that style. Girls und Panzer, OniAi, Little Busters, Medaka Box, Chunibyo, Hyouka, Another, Jinrui wa Suitai, Kill Me Baby, Acchi Kocchi, Accel World, High School DxD, Teekyu, Moretsu Pirates, Wolf Children, Eva 3.0, Nichibros, Symphogear, Magi, Mysterious Girlfriend X, Psycho-Pass, Shinsekai yori, Robotics;Notes, Upotte, Joshiraku, Kokoro Connect, Jormungand, Pet na Kanojo, Berserk movie, Muv-Luv Alternative and Jojo also airs.

2013: The downfall of /a/ and /jp/. /jp/ is splintered into numerous different spinoffs and moot destroys /a/ with N/a/ruto. He also told everyone at the 13th anniversary panel that /jp/ was "the new /b/" and for everyone to go post there, resulting in the board title being changed into "Weaponized /a/" and then "MISUNDERSTOOD GENUISES". I guess he was pissed at the shitposting happening there and the users constantly challenging and insulting him every time he went there. Other boards such as /mu/ also go to shit in this year. 13 is the bad luck number after all. Love Live, SnK, Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop, Nagi no Asukara, Valvrave, Golden Time, Yahari, Non Non Biyori, Kin-iro Mosaic, Prisma Illya, Date A Live, Log Horizon, Yuyushiki, Love Lab, Strike the Blood, Machine-Doll, Samurai Flamenco, GJ bu, Kotoura-san, Garden of Words, The Wind Rises, Little Witch Academia, Madoka Rebellion, Sasami-san, Hentai Ouji, Noucome, Watamote, Tamako Market, Kyokai no Kanata and Free! airs (this one caused a huge meltdown on /a/ at the time from KyoAni moefags).

(cont.)
R:12 / I:3
Are you capable of enjoying the silence?
R:7 / I:1
How do you heal yourself from paranoia caused by consumption of scary media?
R:7 / I:1

Film Remasters

If people are perfectly capable of restoring footage like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu9HhYv0C7E to 4k becuase it was shot on film, and tons of old movie have seen amazing remasters because of this, why is it that anime seems to be sorely lacking? There's certainly a good portion of older anime that was certainly recorded on film, and yet their BD releases see only crappy upscales of whatever they aired on TV with. It's a real disappointment to see this occur and feels only like sheer laziness to not make a proper remaster, why does Japan do this so often?
R:27 / I:5
Do you like it when anime has references to other works in it? I like it when it's a relatively obvious like this and: >>>/jp/34173 but not if it's about some Japanese book/novel I'm never going to read in my life.
R:13 / I:2
Dance Dance Danseur and Paripi Koumei are spreading awareness of a style of bullying that isn't as blatant as defacing your desk, beating you up, or spreading vicious rumors. It's badly and loudly pretending to be friendly, which implies the victim is socially inept and the bullies aren't doing anything wrong. Even though I view incorporating bullying as a cheap way of playing with the viewer's emotions and developing characters, I'm willing to put up with this new type of bullying in anime because it hasn't entered mainstream awareness yet and needs to.
R:204 / I:199

Goodbye Eri

Going to dump the new Fujimoto Oneshot if anyone is interested in reading it here. I was apprehensive of doing it at first because the person who dumped DDDDD had to delete it later to free up server space, but it shouldn't be a problem in this case as the whole thing is only 35mb long.
R:9 / I:0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-UN6q_AcCI

Apparently EA is switching over to using Unreal 5 as its main engine, and my question is, is it really that good? What makes this one so special that everyone seems to love it?
R:21 / I:5
How often do you use phones? Do you post on imageboards using them?

I use mine so little that I lose the number most of the time. I find it very annoying to type on them too. It's something I'm not very used to yet.
R:20 / I:10
Comedy is going to become uncool in the future. People will want super serious works and jokes will be seen as childish and stupid. Norms need to laugh now while it's still socially acceptable.
R:302 / I:171

Bump when Drunk!

Drinking to ring in the new month! It's still early enough for that probably I think
R:9 / I:3
There are people in a NEET phase or in a hikki phase but have you ever gone through an extended phase of being offline, possibly while staying at home? Tell me about your experiences.
R:12 / I:5
What genre does /qa/ think is the most expensive type of anime to make? What would be the least?
R:6 / I:1
Are you capable of enjoying the sensation of achieving victory without actually achieving victory?
R:24 / I:12

Increase in quality anime?

Last year had Odd Taxi and Mushoku S2 as really stand out anime, and this year is shaping up to be even more abundant with at least one amazing hit each season, with Bisque Doll being winter's; Spy X Family and Bookworm being Spring's contenders; Utawaremono III, Made In Abyss 3, and Shadow's House 2 for the Summer; Then to top it all off Chainsaw Man in the Fall with whatever else may air then. For myself I don't think there's been a year this packed in decades possibly. Is this a sign of good things to come?
R:6 / I:4
Let's post on /qa/!
R:5 / I:2
My... My /qa/ friends are here!
R:15 / I:6

Analyzing the different types of human love

So there are four main different types of 'love' in my opinion. I think everyone knows about "Platonic love" and "sexual love", but there are also some that are 'in the middle' that are not talked about often, not even in the color wheel theory of love: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_wheel_theory_of_love and that is: love with pseudo-sexual characteristics. It would be a mix of Eros and Storge in this case. I have dubbed it "Erostorge". To put it simple; it means you want to kiss, hug, cuddle with the person but not necessarily have sexual relations with them. I feel this type of love myself to some characters I get emotionally attached to and I always wondered if my brain was 'wired wrong' or something, because this can't be evolutionary beneficiary. It is similar to Platonic love but with the added detail of actually wanting to be romantically involved with the person without having s*x with them.
R:10 / I:7
Try to find something in your screenshot folder of a random seasonal anime a few years ago. How much do you still remember it?
For Last Period, even when I tried to rewatch the first episode I only have memory of this white haired girl and the ED.
R:12 / I:3
What do you think is the best approach to moderating topics which are okay in moderation but which you wouldn't want to become a large fraction of discussion on your site? This seems to be a common issue on imageboards, and probably other types of sites as well. Do you leave it alone until it's already grown too big and then try to clamp down at the risk of alienating your userbase? Do you try to contain them in a separate board at the risk of that board becoming what your site is about? Do you try to exclude people who seem to have a larger interest in the side topic than the main topic(s) of the site at the risk of driving away people who might otherwise have made good posts? Or is there a better approach?
R:8 / I:2
For the longest while I haven't really been that big of a coffee fan, but recently I've been wondering if that's just because I haven't put the effort into making a quality cup. As lately otouto's been preparing nice coffee using grounded beans and a French Press. Are there any better methods for preparing good coffee, or is this the peak?
R:5 / I:4
Does /qa/ listen to danger music? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_music
>As with many forms of concept music and performance art, the lines between "music", "art", "theater", and "social protest" are not always clear or apparent. Danger Music consequently has some things in common with the performance art of artists such as Mark Pauline and Chris Burden. For instance, some extreme examples of danger music direct performers to use sounds so loud that they will deafen the participants, or ask performers to throw antipersonnel bombs into the audience.

>Yamantaka Eye's noise project Hanatarash was notable for its dangerous live shows, the most famous instance being when the Japanese artist drove a bulldozer through the venue at the back of the stage. There were also reports of audience members being required to fill out waivers before shows to prevent the band or the venue being sued in case of any potential danger caused to them.

>Other pieces involve more symbolic forms of "danger", such as Nam June Paik's "Danger Music for Dick Higgins," which directs the performer to "creep into the vagina of a living whale",[7] or a piece may direct that the volume of the music steadily increases causing the audience to fear that it will make them defecate (the hypothetical "brown note"), although it might never reach that point.
R:17 / I:6
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:7 / I:1
Could the desire to have media delivered to oneself rather than being sought, like flipping through TV channels hoping for something to catch your attention, be linked to the success of the new wave of social media stuff like TikTok? Now I'm no expert in how it works, at all, but every time I've seen my imouto browsing through it she's flipping through different things on it and pestered about it she doesn't really have an answer for what most of the stuff she's watching is or is about. It seems to me kind of like telesurfing on steroids, since I don't think there's any long videos on that platform.
R:0 / I:0
Your daily learning: the Diesel Cycle.
R:10 / I:1
Has /qa/ ever cummed handsfree? Or at least ever achieved weensperm through some unconventional means?
R:2 / I:0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornography_in_North_Korea
This article made me miss physical media
R:21 / I:5
What is your opinion on 'old guard' vtubers such as Eilene, Azumalim, PokoPea, Omega Sisters, etc? I know some people have a visceral reaction to hololive and their copycats, but I'm interested to hear the opinions on those. I guess Tsukino Mito, most of Nijisanji and 774 also fall into that category since they didn't really benefit from the explosion in popularity that hololive had.
R:4 / I:1
From simply desiring some books she could read to wanting to kickstart the printing revolution, Myne's ambitions sure have come a long way.
R:9 / I:2
Why does hitting buttons on a keyboard sound so beautiful, with Enter, Space, Backspace and the arrow keys being the highlights, while the sound of a mouse click only reminds me of the thought of having wasted another moment of my life?
R:11 / I:3
trying to figure out how to get over the cliff here in Getting Over It
R:9 / I:2
>>>/spg/1145
JESUS FUCK HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THAT SPICE & WOLF S3 ANNOUNCEMENT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HOLY SHIT
I THOUGHT THIS WOULD NEVER COME OUT
R:19 / I:6

Grammer thread

Why do native English speakers make the confusion between "your" and "you're" so often even though their meanings are different? Is it because they sound the same since English pronunciation is retarded? Ironically this isn't a problem for me as a non-native speaker. I learned the difference as soon as I started learning English and never made that mistake.
R:5 / I:1
Has /qa/ watched Adachi to Shimamura? If not, /qa/ should! It has the purest and the cutest form of (one-sided) yuri love. Adachi is as autistic as they come and I loved it; the first friend she makes and she realizes she's (probably) gay! All the antics that follow of her trying to get flirty with Shimamura without coming off as a weirdo, it was the cutest, the purest!
Adachi's development from looking and acting like a rebel, indifferent to other people, to the cute maiden in love that she always was within was fun to watch! So was Shimamura's from being truly indifferent of others and the relations surrounding her to actually caring about being with Adachi. Looking at them make each other happy made me the happiest I've been in a while. Watched through the whole show with a dumb smile on my face, typed this post with one as well!
While Adachi and Shimamura were very lovable, the one-off side characters weren't plain/boring either (except for when they were expected to be plain), a lot of them had some type of charm to them, even if they were just there for one episode or one part of one episode. The longer lasting side characters were of course all lovable.
While the art had a lot of room for improvement, the story was great. There was no drama, just pure love and CGDCT. Though, they did hint at possible drama from time to time, keeping me at the edge of my seat. The slight (yuri) fan service scenes were great as well.
All in all, it was great. Can't believe I waited this long to watch it, but at least I did, at least it didn't stay in the black hole of my "anime to watch" list forever, and binge watching it wasn't a bad idea either. Being the autist that I am, I probably missed a lot of the underlying non-verbal story telling going on in the show, but I loved what I watched.
R:16 / I:1
https://www.crymore.net/2016/01/18/translation-party-commie-vs-doki-chihiro-vs-funimation-vs-mori-dagashi-kashi-episode-01/
Can you pass the sub challenge? If you choose any Commie translation you lose!
You must choose 1 out of the 4 which you think is the best, so no N/A this time.

My scores:
Commie: 0 times
Doki-Chihiro: 4 times
Funimation: 1 time
Mori: 9 times
R:3 / I:3
Is it wrong to give a fight to those who ask for it?
R:11 / I:3
Do you have a favorite type of candy?

I think my favorite is probably hard butterscotch candies.
R:34 / I:12
What kind of anime did you watch as a teenager? What I remember watching: Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Panic, Death Note, Hellsing, Devil May Cry, Elfen Lied, Chobits, Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Desert Punk, To Love-Ru, Rosario + Vampire, School Days, Fate/stay night, Higurashi, Spice and Wolf, Darker than Black, Bakemonogatari, etc.

The only one I'm ashamed of is Naruto, but it wasn't that bad until the chunin exams in my opinion. I dropped the manga when the gay dude with the paint jutsu showed up.

This is an age revealing question, so be careful with that. I think it's easy to tell I'm in my late twenties from this post.
R:4 / I:1
It's so much easier to remember things when you have someone else to quickly suggest mnemonic ideas, but only chat/instant messaging is fast and casual enough. Struggling by myself was such a waste of time, don't believe all those websites that say you should only rely on your own mnemonics.
R:5 / I:3
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R:10 / I:5
Do you read manga often? How do you know what to look for? There seems a far greater variety than with anime, and a big dissuader for me is seeing unfinished translations.
R:5 / I:1
I didn't see anything about a starship troopers anime this season! How did this fly under the radar?
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Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction!

Guess what manga is getting an anime adaptation? The annoying-to-type Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction! To celebrate this I think I'm going to dump some of it now and then.
I've talked about it before and posted a chapter. It's pretty cool. I don't really read manga, but I was drawn into it after tracking down the source for a crop a few years ago.
R:6 / I:2
https://encyclopediadramatica.online/Autismchan
I had no idea this existed until now. It seems to have been based on that 'enby' meme which a mod forced on 4/qa/ and [s4s] back then. It's already dead and it was made on 2021, so it only lasted a few months. This late era of 4/qa/ (that I didn't browse to know anything about) was pretty strange.
R:14 / I:5
Every now and then do you look over your image collection?

Every so often while scrolling through, I'll see a nice image that I'll pass through SauceNAO and see if I'm not following the artist who made it and stuff like that.
R:4 / I:2
Who wants piss eggs?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_boy_egg
>Virgin boy eggs are a traditional dish of Dongyang, Zhejiang, China in which eggs are boiled in the urine of young boys who were presumably peasants, preferably under the age of ten.
R:17 / I:2
Would it be possible to learn Japanese solely through romaji (while being illiterate on it in the process)? It's not really necessary for anime but you could play untranslated visual novels with voice acting that way.
R:4 / I:1
Come to think of it, I think I might be responsible for the revitalization of machikado mazoku manga in the west.
Around the time the first season started airing, I found that anons said that only the raw of volume 1 was available and only the first few chapters were translated and there was a lack of interest because the rest of volumes weren't available.
However, I found that the Chinese fan translation was already into volume 3 at that time, and I found a download of 02-04 raw volumes on a Chinese forum. That download was already over a year old at that time so I wonder why none of them were available on the Western internet.
So I reuploaded them and posted it on 4/a/. Soon after I did that some other anons repacked them into cbz and uploaded them on nyaa where they were the first upload of the manga. The translation effort resumed, and the rest was history.

Do you have any experiences like this, where you found something on the regional internet and wondered why no one in the west seemed to know about it?
R:10 / I:5
Do you prefer your 2D girls with sharp or round jaws? It seems most of them have very sharp angular features, but when you want to make them cuter than usual they'll usually be round instead, sometimes to the point of being a potato.
R:303 / I:128
With Elden Ring coming up it dawned on me that compared to most everything else coming out, nothing really excites me as it does. This is despite the gameplay revealing that it's just Dark Souls again with added verticality/sneak/exploration from Sekiro. All stuff I've played before, but the formula isn't at all tired out, and they just keep tweaking it in ways to make it more enjoyable. I think I can go back to any Souls game and still enjoy it (except DS2's DLC with magic) despite knowing all their is to know about the games because the experience it offers allows you to play the games again and again trying out new things along the way, like increasing the challenge for yourself by limiting what you do or approaching the progression from a different path. Also despite the many who tout the games as heralds of difficulty they're actually not too hard if you play them right, since sufficient grinding/preparation can allow characters to achieve most anything in the main game. To me DS1 and BB are still the crowns of the series because of how nicely interconnected their respective worlds were alongside being the nicest design/directionwise, with the sequels to DS being a bit linear and DeS being nice, but not naturally interconnected. So what's /qa/'s take on the series and which of the games do you think is the best?
R:18 / I:7
Do you prefer instrumental or lyrical music? I listen to instrumental 90% of the time. The human voice is just not as pleasing to hear as actual music instruments most of the time.
R:3 / I:1
If there's a collection of works(e.g. an album) you like but some parts of it seem uncommonly bad, do you blame your own senses before blaming the author?
R:3 / I:2

/qa/ recommendations thread

Was thinking recently and a thought came to me that it'd probably be a good idea to have a recommendations thread for people to simply recommend others things they've been watching and/or enjoyed.

The idea came to me when I was thinking about wanting more people to watch the Black Jack OVA, since it's got a nice variety of stories and some great emotional pull in episodes.
R:7 / I:3
One day kissu is predominantly /jp/ when it comes to activity and the in the next one it's predominantly /qa/. It's a strange duality don't you think. It's like there's an on/off switch for serious discussion and fun posting.
R:4 / I:2
Is otaku buying merch of their favorite shows consumerist or a modern form of patronage? I think that this is a difficult question to answer as it relates to the variety of different reasons for buying it, but still there is the question of if this is a system in which figures and character song CDs are an outlet for fans to show support and encourage studios to make more of something they appreciate or if buying merch is an act of self satisfaction which studios just provide the means for. This question is further confused in that buying merch can be done out of love for a specific character/person, an example I can think of is how a fan bought over a hundred copies of a solo single by a love live seiyuu out of his love and support for her. Another alternative is that some simply could just like how it looks but I would think that this would lead back into the system of patronage.
Why do people buy merch and what purpose does this merch fulfill?
R:71 / I:24
I often wonder how people in the far future will look back on the internet of the past. So much of the culture is a "you had to be there" type of thing. References and jokes that only make sense to the small group of people it was directed to. Will they even understand all the all the in-jokes and references that we talk about today? Or will it just seem foreign and alien to them? Maybe it will just be chalked up to some type of "lol so RandUMb" humor. Even today, if you showed any of it to someone who wasn't well versed in internet humor, they probably wouldn't get any of it. When you look at it from an even further outside lens, it probably wouldn't make any sense at all.

I wonder if we'll start to see internet history become a popular field that's studied in universities eventually. There's a lot that can be gleaned I think from studying the trends of the internet and how they were impacted by, or impacted current events of the time. Of course, maybe they'll get it all completely wrong, because of how esoteric and insular much of it is. Can you really get any of it if you weren't there at the time it happened? The explanations people try to make today for internet culture is often grossly incorrect.

Of course, it's quite possible that the only thing people will ever document or study is surface level social media like facebook and twitter. Which mostly consists of bastardized versions of older culture from deeper in the proverbial internet sea. To get to the root of a lot of it you need to go past that top layer, which most people aren't aware even exists.

I think it's an interesting topic to ponder. There's a ton of different ways I think it could go, and I have to wonder how accurate any of it will be when it eventually comes, as someone who experienced it first hand for most of my life.

Have a cute Miyu.
R:11 / I:4
The diagnosis is in /qa/, my nutbladder has officially burst and I've only days to live.
R:6 / I:0
Been on a bit of streak of malaise for the past few days and I noticed that while I'm posting less often, the general density of words per post seems to have increased. Wonder how these two are correlated, if at all.
R:15 / I:7
What do you do when you are bored?
R:2 / I:0
What are the prerequisites for a good costume switch?
R:15 / I:3
What would you do if you couldn't buy a dildo or whatever without your parents finding out? What if you were too innocent to even kiss? I have done research on this hypothetical scenario.

- braided hairjob
- clothespins
- cold or ice water
- doing it while asleep
- fingers inside mouth
- grinding
- holding your breath
- licking armpits
- olive oil lube
- paintbrushes or sharpies
- pee in hands
- tickling
- using a 9V battery
- writing on tape
R:2 / I:0
Skyrim is 10 years old without a sequel. Can you believe it?
R:12 / I:3
What does Kissu think of dakimakura? Do you have one?
R:22 / I:9
Are people who like 2D-related content nicer than other people on average? It does seem like they are in the imageboard context at least.
R:11 / I:1
why do they make wine in such a gross way...
R:5 / I:3
I have a confession to make: I don't like the way K-ON looks. It's stuck in that weird transitional KyoAni artstyle that also made Haruhi look weird at the time. Euphonium, Amagi and Dragon Maid look much, much better than it.

What are some other anime artstyles that you are put off by?
R:300 / I:281

pout thread

Can't believe the last one hit bump limit!
R:6 / I:1
How do you find an image which you want to use but don't have it saved with you at the moment? Google images? Archives? Boorus? I saved this one from warosu for example. Sometimes archives don't work because they don't always keep the images.
R:8 / I:0
Why did stuff from the 90s and early 00s used to be so careless with spoilers? A popular example would be next episode previews of anime, but here's a more subtle one; the Silent Hill 2 opening. If you have played and finished the game you'll realize it's absolutely full of spoilers. It begins with a Maria scene which happens pretty late into the game and reveals a lot about her.
R:18 / I:7
Takagi-san is like a sweeter and non-gross version of Nagatoro. Why is Nagatoro so much more popular than it though? Because it's shocking sometimes? The internet does seem to be somewhat obsessed with shock stuff.
R:234 / I:81

Winter 2022 Anime

https://anichart.net/Winter-2022
Looking forward to watching anything?
R:8 / I:5
One thing that gets in the way of people trying to learn Japanese is that your memory is like a hard drive with only so much storage space it can take, so in order to memorize all those kanji you have to discard other information that your brain deems unnecessary. I have no idea how this works, but I often find myself forgetting things I used to remember easily before, so it must be my brain filtering out that information which isn't necessary anymore (in its own opinion). This is the same reason why Japanese people have trouble learning a second language. All the storage space is already taken by theirs.
R:36 / I:17

Big Reveal


The VTuber Review!
R:9 / I:3
moriyashrine.org, the famous touhou fansite where a lot of people downloaded Touhou games from back in the day is suffering from a DMCA armageddon of sorts:
https://moriyashrine.org/forums/topic/988-dmca-moriya-shrine/
I don't think this is going to be very detrimental to people that know their way around the internet, but this could be a blow to people new to Touhou that actually want to play the games in English. The follow-up posts are saying he's looking for a new host, but that'll take time and this serves as a reminder that we live in a different kind of internet these days.
I wonder if this means ZUN is becoming more interested in further commercializing Touhou, or if this is just something that somehow escaped his or his lawyer's notice for so long somehow. He's been aware of Western stuff like this so I think the latter seems unlikely.
What's your opinion on this?
R:11 / I:6
A meta comedy about Sentai... I feel that if Flamenco taught me anything it's that I can't expect anything.
R:34 / I:26
The creator of the GIF has passed away.
https://www.npr.org/2022/03/23/1088410133/gif-creator-dead-steve-wilhite-kathaleen-wife-interview

Let's post some GIFs to honor his memory.
R:5 / I:0
https://www.zooniverse.org/
Seems like crowdsourced research projects are basically clicker games that don't make me feel as bad about how I'm spending my time. I'm going to see if I'm still interested after a week of doing this.
R:14 / I:4
I've been giving it some thought, and now I want to know what /qa/ thinks of the disparity between closure in OVA/Movies and TV anime? With an animated movie or OVA usually you get a nice story that comes and finishes with a clear conclusion and maybe a bit of sequel bait. However, in the case of TV anime more often than not, or at least for more recent adaptations, a bunch of them "end" on some climactic point in a story while lacking conclusiveness. Which may be expected as many anime today serve more as a marketing tool for manga/LNs, but it sure leaves a sour taste when a show is going quite well and then it just ends without wrapping up much of anything. Especially worse is when you actually go to check out how the story proceeds in the source material and the quality of said series becomes exponentially worse as the author stretches out the story to ensure it keeps running while it should have ended ages ago.

So what does /qa/ think? Do these non-endings you see all over the place bug you as well, or do you just not care? Or do people even notice how much more satisfying a story feels when it actually concludes?
R:10 / I:6
Does kissu believe in ghosts or the paranormal? Usuallly people refer to them spookily or treat them as malicious, but I wonder why that is. Can't there be good ghosts?
R:6 / I:4
Do you follow any "serious" artists online? By this I mean it's not just all cute or pretty girls, but stuff that's a bit more nuanced in subject matter.
I saw this Ouken art in my pixiv recommendations and it reminded me that I really don't. I should try to expand my horizons, so to speak.
R:10 / I:7
I just found out that my sister has Covid but I don't want to catch it. How transmissible is it? I don't like my sister so I don't talk to her much but I still live with her but I live in the garage, do you think I will catch it? Has /qa/ ever lived with somebody with Covid and not caught it?

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