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R:5 / I:3
Can mental exhaustion lead to physical exhaustion? And if so how are you supposed to fix it.
R:2 / I:0
Has /qa/ ever seen a shooting star before? All things considered they're supposed to be pretty common, but I've never seen one before. I can barely see any stars, only just the bright stars that make up major constellations because of all the light pollution from where I live.
R:72 / I:16
Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.
R:6 / I:3
Have you ever used one of these handle accessories for a handheld gaming system? I really need to get one because the 2DS XL utterly wrecks my hands and makes them sore for the entirety of the next 3 days. Getting older sucks, but also this square design they've kept since the original gameboy sucks, too.
What about computer stuff? Do you use any special keyboard or mouse to avoid hand or wrist cramping? I feel like this is stuff I should buy before I need it and that time will probably arrive in less than a decade.
R:6 / I:2
What even is #qa and how is it related to kissu?
R:26 / I:18
Let's draw the safety cat! You can draw the original cat, or you can draw something else in that form! For examples you can look at https://www.pixiv.net/en/tags/%E7%8F%BE%E5%A0%B4%E7%8C%AB/artworks
Remember- you don't need to be good! Just draw something!
R:4 / I:1

Fall 2021 plans

https://anichart.net/Fall-2021

I've been considering how this season has felt more like work for a bit of the anime I'm keeping up with. With that in mind I'd rather just be strict this season and focus on my backlog while only watching whatever piques my interest as something I'd want to keep up with weekly. Although a problem I've found is that stuff airing this fall looks pretty nice, so who knows how much time I'll end up with to focus on my backlog.

So blah blah blah, what are you looking at next season and do you have any plans for it that don't relate to what's airing?
R:927 / I:101

/qa/ blog

it's what all the girls are talking about
R:18 / I:2

Age of Empires 2 DE Key

No idea if this key works.
It's only usable on the Microsoft store.
YGJC4-TWK9F-7HCDD-KKYHW-HQ62Z

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (PC) - Microsoft Key - GLOBAL
Items: 1
Bought on: Jun 28/20 - 1:42 AM


If you want to play against me, just say whenever.
I have AoE2 HD as well, though I'd rather not.
R:144 / I:48

Summer 2021 anime

2 weeks left. What are you looking forward to? What are you interested in?
R:49 / I:21
Have you played any "ero" (a Japanese word meaning 'erotic') games lately?
R:44 / I:6

SEASONALLY ISEKAI RANKINGS

1. Black Company
2. Tsuki ga Michibiku
3. Tensura
4. Genjitsu Shuji Yuusha

(Power gap)

10. Isekai Drugstore
11. Seirei Gensouki
12. Hamefura

(Didn't even bother watching)

999. 100-man blah blah blah
R:10 / I:5
Can't easily watch any recent anime as well as I can early 2000 and older. Is it time to stop resisting and accept Old = Good New = Bad?
R:107 / I:21

Dreams thread

What have you been dreaming recently?
R:77 / I:31
It's been two long years but now Kobayashi and Kyoani are finally back with a bang bringing the prettiest episode of the season with also the best OP and ED of the season in tow.
R:264 / I:214
a thread for anime (or other media) captures or screenshots that you don't want to make a new thread for
R:16 / I:1
Did you know that Diablo 2 Ressurected comes out in literally a day /qa/ and there's not a single thread about it even though we're all going to play it and fill up an 8 player lobby?
R:15 / I:3

AI Writing Thread

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

https://6b.eleuther.ai/
R:17 / I:8

The Scene

Is anyone here on /qa/ involved in the Scene? How did you get into it and what is your experience with it?
It seems to be a very small and closed-knit friend-to-friend network of people that the only way to get in is to know one of them personally. Most of releasers also don't have any public profile and any information about them is told by someone else that know them.
R:35 / I:23

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:123 / I:120

pout thread

Can't believe the last one hit bump limit!
R:199 / I:72
How am I supposed to enjoy, or at least tolerate cooking? It takes so long, and you need to give it lots of attention. It's pretty obvious cooking was invented before recreation, so how are people doing it today when you can have fun instead?
Maybe it wouldn't be as bad if I didn't have to clean up tools afterwards, but I do. The only thing that makes sense to cook is huge portions that will last for days, but that seems to limit what you can cook reliably.
bleh
R:27 / I:6
Have you watched it?
R:16 / I:2
Are you a big fat cheater when it comes to games /qa/? Usually if I like a game alot for its gameplay I'll hold off, but for eroge and other such games I bust open cheat engine around when the title screen pops up.
R:4 / I:2
Is there anything better than this crap, but for a similar price?
R:12 / I:9
There are two types of people in this world: Those who select an image before posting, and those who do not.
R:81 / I:14
WTF man, I JUST (reluctantly) moved to 10.

>Microsoft has been teasing a “next generation” of Windows for months now, but new hints suggest the company isn’t just preparing an update to its existing Windows 10 software, but a new, numbered version of the operating system: Windows 11.

Well, I'm not going to use this until 2025 based on the previous time I've "upgraded", not least of which because people will need time to crack all of its data harvesting that I'm sure will be even worse than 10's.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466394/microsoft-windows-11-launch-teaser-rumors
R:7 / I:1
What ever happened to difficult puzzles in games?
R:13 / I:3
Dying without noticing must be nice.
R:8 / I:1
What ever happened to all these invasive toolbars and other crappy software which all seemed to die off all at the same time? I remember having to be vigilant with every download back in the day not to install some crappy third party software alongside whatever I was currently installing, but now I've nearly forgotten at times to check with such practices being almost nonexistent now.
R:10 / I:2
Does /qa/ have good posture?

Every now and again I catch myself in a woefully poor position, hunched over, staring intently at my screen, or slouched over so far my spine is touching the bottom of my seat, or countless other bad seating positions.
R:17 / I:5
What meds do you take?
Risperidone, lithium, wellbutrin and klonopin here.
R:115 / I:20

音楽

Last thumbnail wasn't befitting of a good music thread, so have some chocominto aisu
R:43 / I:7

Ghost Stories Dub Stream

Would Kissu be up for watching the Ghost Stories dub next Thursday and Friday? It's 20 episodes total, so I figured it'd be better to split it over two days.

As for the time, probably 5PM EDT

Stream will be at:
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/Spoopy
R:56 / I:23
*shouts into the sky*

OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ
oj~

100% /qa/
friends
R:600 / I:97

imageboard happenings thread

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

This thread is cyclical with old replies removed as new posts are made.
Last Archived: April 2nd, 2021
R:6 / I:1
Why does my creativity seem to burst forth when I'm on the verge of falling asleep and can't do anything with it...
R:22 / I:5
When was the last time you were sick?
R:17 / I:13
Are you happy today friends?
R:13 / I:1
How are you supposed to achieve long-lasting happiness
R:19 / I:6
What anime/manga would count as "surreal"?
R:213 / I:72
What have kissu's gamers been looking forward to recently? Or is there anything interesting/fun you guys are playing now
R:34 / I:7
They announced new Melty Blood
R:21 / I:12
After 5 episodes of sitting around and discussing politics, finally something has happened...

I guess this is why people prefer to read LNs where they don't need to wait weeks for the climactic action scenes.
R:5 / I:2
The internet as a single living organism constructed from the voices of its inhabitants is prone to an existence of eternal adolescence as adolescents are the ones that make their voices be heard the loudest. But it is the old and jaded that excert bitterness and self-destructive tendencies which have direct and indirect influence upon the young and the naive.
To conclude the internet as a single living organism is a pretty shitty thing.
R:17 / I:15
Post an image that you have saved but can't remember why you saved it
R:32 / I:15

Create a Kanji thread

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

this one is 海 + 牛 and it means dugong (turns out the term for sirenian was exactly that)
it's typically used standalone, its kun is じゅごん but it also has カイ as on
R:3 / I:0
What would the younger and much younger you think of the current you?
R:3 / I:2
Is life the pursuit of novelty? It seems like if all physical needs are met, novelty to entertain and stimulate your mind is the most important thing.
Although, then why is nostalgia so appreciated? But then people want new things featuring their old nostalgia stuff so maybe it's not far off?
bleh
R:14 / I:1
Addendum to the /qa/ mansion: It should be 90% basement with maybe a few rooms on the top because a big house that's above ground is open to so many possible intruders. You may also hear footsteps where there are none if there's a first floor above you, so there's really no need for that much of one. Also windows are bad and you can't see what's looking at you through them so having a large basement reduces their total numbers by a lot.
R:11 / I:2
What's with this "Son of Man" phrase that JRPGs and anime and presumably other things sometimes use? Does it make a lot of sense in Japanese or am I missing a localization to a proper reference to some biblical thing? It's generally used by powerful entities to refer to some mere human teenager that's out to defy fate or the universe, so it's in pretty much every SMT game. I'm kind of surprised it's not in Evangelion, or maybe it is and I just forgot.
What say you, son of /qa/?
R:163 / I:77

Bump when Drunk!

Drinking to ring in the new month! It's still early enough for that probably I think
R:24 / I:7
I get that isekai worlds are usually set in the feudal age and there'd be nothing like an actuarial exam back then, but would the level of mathematical knowledge really be so low that even grade schoolers would have no trouble with supposedly 'tough' questions for the general merchant populace?
R:17 / I:3
The trailer for the 4th Matrix movie is out.
I think it seems decent enough, although the atmosphere is definitely very different. I liked the unique green haze look of the original trilogy, but this seems a lot brighter. I guess this could be explained in the story somehow. The originals prioneered a lot of technology, but I'm not sure anything in this trailer looks groundbreaking.
What do you think?
R:11 / I:0
There's something weird about the female singer but I can't quite put my finger on it. She just feels so out of place and dead.
R:6 / I:1
THE STRONGEST DAY CALLS FOR THE STRONGEST NUMBERS!!!
R:6 / I:2
hi
I was just going to keep my thread as 'hi' as I looked under the 'waving arm' tag, but it made me wonder:
Is pretty derby still absurdly popular and do you follow it at all and also how the HECK did it become so popular?
How is the monetization scheme? H
as the company bought a small nation yet?
Will it ever be translated (probably not)?
How are people so intimidated in drawing ero of them?

As an aside, this girl, Rice Shower, seems to have a great sort of quasi Kentucky Derby/gothic hybrid that's pretty cool.
R:12 / I:4
anyone know the symbolism of these two items? The bone from a balloon dog and the necklace of the priest.

Shinsekai Yori ep 5
https://imgur.com/LVEn0CF

Idaten ep 1
https://imgur.com/SP9u5uF
R:4 / I:0
Playstation is doing a showcase thing and are currently on a Korean Automata ripoff.
R:4 / I:3
I was thinking, if I was a magical being it is actually far more in my interests to hide that than to announce it. If I was a non threatening little magical girl I could appear before the king in medieval times and demand an income and house from him and refuse to live the castle until he accepts, even if he thought I was a demon he would eventually have to accept and maybe living with a non threatening little girl would convince him that I was not a demon. But there are bound to be people that would see me as a demon and the Pope might even call a crusade on me, I would never be able to live in peace. It is even worse these days, if I tried the same approach at parliament they might not even think I was a demon and they might accept or be made to accept but I would instantly become the most talked about person on earth and my entire life would be under the most attention that any life ever was, added to that you still have religious nut jobs and all it takes is one of them with a rifle to finish me off, or the government of a foreign nation may decide to send agents to kill me for fear hat I may be used against them, the government of the nation I live in may even do that. I would not get any peace in modern times either.

And what for? There is not actually much benefit to using my powers in public, sure the king may benefit from it but I will not so much. So approaching the king or Prime minister in private would be the better option, that way I could force them to give men an income but keep that hidden from the public. Or I could use clandestine actions to make money, like stealing, shorting companies and then sabotaging them, corporate espionage, using my powers of flight to fly around Papua new Guneia to look for Thylacines etc. So we would never know about these magic people, they would make sure to never be known about.
R:31 / I:15
damn Belkans
R:7 / I:3
Games like DDR are pretty cool. It's a shame arcades don't exist in anywhere near the numbers they used to. Not to mention going to one isn't particularly easy given the current global situation, of course.
R:92 / I:33

/qa/ music creation thread

i've seen dedicated drawthreads and writethreads here, but never once saw a music creation thread. considering you can post sound files here i wonder why it happens, because i did see several posters here said they made music. is it because many consider the stuffs they make have no merit to be posted? or because many have some musician profiles that they want no connection to this place...?
anyway, post some musics you made!
R:9 / I:1
Apparently Games Workshop updated their fan-made content policy to a "zero tolerance policy", so the massively popular fan fiction series, If the Emperor had a Text-to-Speech Device, is now going on "indefinite hiatus" up to and beyond a change in policy until it becomes apparent that Games Workshop genuinely means that fan-made content is acceptable, and is not merely making an exception for a largely popular series.
R:20 / I:1
So since nobody wants to use Win11, what are some good OS's that /qa/ would recommend before there's no choice but to switch? I've always been thinking about installing linux but there's probably no better time than now, right?
R:13 / I:5
friendless, jobless, vaccinated, gay
R:12 / I:3
Since when has Japan been able to do proper 3DCG stories? Eva 4.0 and this show both are doing a good job with the techniques. 5 years back we had https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyeBAJwdpW4 Kado and Kemono Friends which was full of jank, but NightHead seems far beyond that past and into an era of actual artists using the technique for what it does best.
R:49 / I:15
I'm a VR now.
R:5 / I:1
How do you like your Ojou-samas? Japanese? European? Or do you prefer the extraterrestrial kind?
R:8 / I:4
Were you ever (are you) a fanboy that took part in flamewars over things? Like video game systems or computer brands and stuff. I think the origin of this thing were families that had to choose a system since parents would often only buy one of a generation's consoles. It kind of inspired a strong brand loyalty because a kid didn't want to accept that there were great things on other systems.
I never really did, but there was a period of time when my family just had a Genesis and I didn't really pay attention to any Nintendo stuff because I was focused on Sega Channel. Damn, that thing was so cool.
For computer stuff? Well, I can't say I've ever felt loyalty to anyone. EVGA has good customer support for Nvidia graphics cards so I try to get those if possible, but nothing else really matters.
R:2 / I:1
What is the question to answer never given?
R:18 / I:6
People love spouting "soul" this and "soul", but all it really comes down to is nostalgia and not some great special ingredient that anime somehow lost. I bet for the majority of anime that are hailed today as flawed but "soulful" were to air today, people wouldn't look on them nearly as fondly as they do now because they're decades old. For example, DEEN's Higurashi is good for its OST, voices, and art that complements well the SoL moments. However, it definitely was lacking when it came to the more serious moments in the series, and being an adaptation of an extremely long VN (along with 2 chapters of it's counterpart) it had pacing issues at times and left out some important details in bits (like the Rena/Rika car scene in Tsumihoroboshi-hen). Although I will agree that Kai did a pretty good job since they allotted more time to those final arcs.
R:9 / I:3
How do you deal with the light from the monitor? Do you keep the three metres of distance to the screen in a well-lit room like the anime tell you at the episodes' beginnings?
A factor that has to be considered: color schemes, font types. Apparently reading white text on a dark background isn't as beneficial as it may sound promising at first; you may want to assure that the monitor isn't the only light source in the room when you look at it for many hours per day but the light of the letters' edges flowing into its dark surrounding cause more trouble than reading black text on a white background like when reading a book(is what the sources say). After much hesitation I saw for myself that I had to reconsider my values so I got a serif font while staying at prefering the dark mode, for about every site and program. (And later I wanted to print some pages with my favorite font in bright letters on dark paper but soonly found out about the impossibility of this undertaking.)
I even lowered down the light settings of the monitor but soonly had to recognize that shows and photos and perhaps most of the flashing blisses of experiences, lose their initial stimulating power without enough light.
R:46 / I:26

Projects

Have you been working on anything? Art, programming, etc.
R:9 / I:5
How are these things supposed to work on kissu now
R:5 / I:1
While thinking on why I enjoy this anime so much I couldn't help but draw parallels to Ninomiya and Roku-gou. In Sentouin the premise was a high-ranking agent from an "evil" company trying to colonize another world. Yet for all the talk about evil and how bad the agents were, you never really got a feel for how he could be considered that bad in the first place, with how pure-hearted and selfless Reoku-gou seemed to be outside of pranking others. Ninomiya, on the other hand, doesn't come from a designated evil organization however he encapsulates "evil" much better than Roku-gou ever came close to doing. All of his ambitions lie in self-interest, he isn't hesitant to take advantage of others or abuse their courtesy, and he's willing to switch sides as it suits him. This is to say, Ninomiya is a complete asshole and most certainly not a good person even if his heroics at times can make him seem better. Roku-gou on the other hand was always doing something for others' sake instead of his own, would never allow harm to come to those he knew, and was always shouldering the blame for others, ready to sacrifice himself for the interests of the world around him. He was so good that I'd argue even Kazuma from the author's previous work was more of an asshole than Roku-gou was. Not to say being an asshole is something all characters should be, but given the premises one character type certainly shines brighter and garners more interest from the viewer.

In short: Meikyuu Black Company good, Sentouin Roku-gou bad.
R:8 / I:2
How does /qa/ quench their thirst and refuel their electrolytes?
R:10 / I:2
What would you do if you found a way to get rid of the need to sleep?
R:14 / I:9
Does /qa/ have any games that they regularly come back to?

For me, it's probably VVVVVV. The platforming in it is really satisfying.
R:3 / I:1
I stumbled upon someone's scraping of several public ftp servers into music playlists, so I downloaded it and now I can listen to high quality music just like opening a local file but being streamed.
But the ftp servers have much more stuffs to offer! Other then music, a large number of anime, movie, TV shows, game ROMs, and lots of other stuffs are on them.

Have you visited some cool file servers like that?
R:14 / I:2
Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
R:6 / I:4
>>77147
CAN THIS!!!
R:1 / I:1
Tenshi (corndogless)
R:3 / I:3
> /qa/
quality anger
R:7 / I:1
Do you listen to music in the background while simultaneously doing other things which are less mind-occupying yet diminuish your attention to the music and are deprived of your attention due to the music? And BGM isn't so easy to choose to make sure you still can do things and don't get worn out, it can't be too sad, too fast... So what are your criteria for background music you listen to?
R:4 / I:0
Today I was at the store and feeling a bit nostalgic I bought and ate a Mr Goodbar. However, contrary to my memories it was absolutely tasteless, complete rubbish candy. It made me think of a greater question about these products, including stuff like Dunkin Donuts' donuts and most other big name candies/snacks as well. How do these products stay on shelves while they're so trash? Are there really people that go out and buy them because they like it, it just doesn't seem possible with their abysmal quality and usually superior foods/candies stocked right next to them on shelves.
R:16 / I:3
A new PV for the Tsukihime remake just came out, it doesn't look as bad as first impressions led me to believe it'd be.
R:31 / I:3
Is /qa/ going to watch Gamescom in the hopes that it makes up for this year's abysmal E3?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Bjen3NVZw
R:12 / I:4
Do you like Madoka Magica?
R:15 / I:0
Have you watched any cinema or film recently /qa/?
R:1 / I:0
Does a thread exist to be replied to or does it present itself as a piece of theatre, to be observed from afar??
R:2 / I:0
How many threads can one person make before it becomes too repetitive and apparent that activity is being forced?
R:20 / I:5
Why do religious organizations always seem to play the role of an evil organization, or cult, in fantasy/fiction? You never really can have an isekai (not that Idaten is one) without some sort of corrupt church organization getting in the way of the hero. Is it a result of modern troubles or related to the period these series set themselves in?
R:6 / I:0
How does one interpret "mfw" when no face is given? Or any of those acronyms that are usually paired with images
R:87 / I:25
Will there be anything interesting at E3 this year? Let's wait and find out...
R:17 / I:1
Would /qa/ agree to the notion that's it's more thematically appropriate to watch an anime taking place in an Amercian setting with a dubcast over the original? This including localizations? I personally agree because it helps with immersion as I find it jarring to hear a New Yorker address people in Japanese honourifics that's not to say the original is bad it's just not fitting in this narrow context.
One thing I personally find annoying is having the subtitles use Americanized English but this is only an issue with anime with a British setting, you use the Queens English for that mate.
R:8 / I:5
Are you wary of nature's spirits, whose domain lies beyond the reach of human civilization
R:19 / I:17
Summer party with /qa/ to celebrate 2 years free of 4chan moderation!
R:28 / I:17
Holy heck this detective is cute and dead!!
R:53 / I:14

Terraria

Was thinking that it's been a bit since we last had a gameserver for people to hop in and play whenever, so how about Terraria again now that it's been out for a while and everything's updated?

TShock is updated to the latest version of the game so all works out on that front. Only thing I want to consider before setting things up is what'd be a good way to slow progression so that people don't get left behind too fast and if there's any mods people might want installed.

Server IP: terraria.kissu.moe
Port: 7777
R:27 / I:1
>>76477
>>76480
Decided that Sunday may be a bit early to stream everything so I'll just be streaming a movie every day starting Sunday at 7 pm EST. If this conflicts with anyone's schedule tell me.
R:6 / I:2

Skyrim 4? or maybe 5?

Can't say it's all that surprising but Skyrim is coming out again with no time line for tes6
R:2 / I:1
I need a thread workshop and fast
R:18 / I:3
Does /qa/ eat strange foods?
I tried eating natto and actually like it a lot, the sticky texture is very nice, but it has some bitter taste so I eat with the attached sauce.
R:5 / I:4
Marisa wants to give you a shroom. Would you accept it?
R:36 / I:5
Why does just seeing a vtuber send some anons into a blind fit of rage? It's not saying anything about them, and why do you know them enough to even identify them to hate them.
R:6 / I:4
Hey qaers,
Is it imageboard
or is it image board?

Was looking at this
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=imageboard,image%20board
R:6 / I:4
If Linux is so good where are all its cute mascots?
R:9 / I:3
Does anyone else think this is really stupid? I don't drive or own a car, but physical buttons and switches seem like something you don't need to change.
https://www.thedrive.com/news/41979/nissan-ariya-replaces-buttons-with-disappearing-touch-controls

The physical feedback from a button being pushed seems like something that you can't sacrifice for some lame "modern" design. Also, buttons are fun to push. Part of the reason of having a mechanical keyboard is the strange satisfaction I feel by pressing each button and feeling it on my fingers while also hearing a sound associated with it.
Would YOU want to use something like this?
R:14 / I:5
how to uncensor hentai
R:28 / I:15
What's your media player look like /qa/? Found this nice skin for foobar online and been using it for the past year or so.
R:9 / I:0

Editing thread

How well versed is /qa/ in image/video editing software? I was thinking about having a thread for which people could share tips and tricks they know about their software of choice, or maybe ask questions about how to perform certain tasks. For instance, I was masking in Davinci Resolve and the video I was editing repeated some motions, so I was curious if I could possibly copy the position for my earlier mask onto that later frame to save on the time required to move all nodes.
R:10 / I:8
Does /qa/ have a favorite artwork?

Mine is probably Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali
R:18 / I:6
I think more people would get into programming if instead of babies first programming projects being taught, instead people tried to teach how to actually do things with programming that affect your computer. So that people could dive right in to experimenting and building stuff with code for themselves.
R:9 / I:3
It's just dawned on me that most Japanese people on the internet are phone iPhone posters.

My preconcieved stereotypes of iphone filenames being the mark of pure evil incarnate has been shattered.
R:13 / I:2
What's the deal with the 360/PS3/Wii generation taking so long to emulate? Compared to the time it took for the first (somewhat) working emulator for the ps2 to come out, it's been 4x as long and we barely have anything for the 360 and ps3. Also, why is it that emulators are so demanding for such out of date hardware? Surely, there must be a way for these games to be emulated such that it doesn't take hardware 1000x as powerful than what was available at the time to run.
R:9 / I:3
Does Kissu ever think about how watching a series after it has already aired robs it of dramatic tension? Oftentimes I'll watch some show only for a dramatic moment to happen where it's framed as if a character might die, but the very fact that there may be however many more episodes left makes it not probable at all for anything to actually happen. For instance, I've been watching a lot of Star Trek lately and there are lots of moments where something happens to the effect of "Oh no! Captain Picard might die!" but there's still 4 entire seasons left...

Are there any other downsides to watching something after it has already aired?
R:9 / I:4
how often do any of you guys sit down and really think about all the creativity and work that went into the media you consume? anime alone has storyboarding, keyframing, tweening, sound design, voice acting, character design, and a whole plethora of things I can't remember off the top of my head. I've been trying to do it more often lately myself, but it's hard to do that in the moment when the mark of a great craftsman is how they don't get in the way of your experience, but simply add to it. it's probably better to have a specific thing you want to appreciate in mind, then go back and replay/rewatch something with that in mind.
R:16 / I:4
Are there any anime outside of Haruhi that get non-chronological storytelling right?
R:9 / I:3
Why is rotoscoping not very common anymore? I know a lot of animation from the time it really took off during the 1920s through to maybe the 50s were frequently rotoscoped, but it seems to have largely died off.

Also, is this scene rotoscoped? It seems like it to me, but maybe I just have a poor eye.
R:10 / I:7
Crazy how close to death you are when going outside. Even on shallow beaches there's still death waiting for you if you're unlucky enough to encounter one of nature's traps. Thanks anime for reminding me of that.
R:6 / I:4
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R:4 / I:2
How do I read through 12 overboardless imageboards?
R:8 / I:5
I've already seen more than 50 shows. They make me sick already, all of them! I hate anime, can't stand manga, Visual Novels make my stomach turn... You'll ask why I watch anime then? Good, I'll tell you... I like recognizing that you watch detestable anime, read unbearable manga and play nausea-inducing Visual Novels. I get a real excitement from realization that you all - are people at their end. And I'm gloating, ridiculing, rejoicing about the fact that I - am a normal human, not that damn otaku-anime fan!
R:13 / I:4
Are the people that use imageboards disingenuous and two faced? Of course there are good posts but you never know if that anon is also shitting up another thread.
Imageboards on average have few good posters and a bunch of shitters so even if you try to only interact with the nice anons you are gonna end up reading dumb posts. I mean, If someone new comes to imageboards out of curiosity or fun and tries to be a good poster they might become shitters just because thats the nature of these sites (kind of like that quote from Nietzche).
And what does that say about the users irl? If someone tells me they use 4chan(or any other popular IB) irl I wouldn't want to have anything to do with them no matter what board or justification they would have for it. The only solutions as I see is to leave completly or limit their usage to a minimum without being a part of its communities (some people do even worse and make them their identity).
Another thing, I think there's something disingenous about being willing to post anonymously without any real benefit, I vaguely remember some anon asking Hiro about anonimity and if it should be preserved or something like that and he just dismissed the question saying "does it matter? Anonimity is just a tool, nothing more". If people use that tool to say nigger and casually be bigots when they aren't or don't think of themselves that way and say things they wouldn't say otherwise with an identity they can't be an honest person at all. I'm not talking about the nice anons that make good posts and are afraid of interactions with a username and come here to have some minimal socialization and avoid loneliness btw. I remember an anon here saying he uses IBs for that reason. But as I said even they can be influenced and even if they aren't I don't think posting with all the other shitters in between can be an enjoyable experience. Whatchu guys think huh
R:5 / I:2
How often do you organize your screenshots? It's been years since I've touched my folders since I've accumulated so many and the thought of spending so much time finding the right spot for it all discourages me from trying, although I think I'd probably use them more if I had them organized...
R:5 / I:4
https://nepchan.org/

Someone made a vndb clone for doujin/freeware RPGs, H-RPGs and the like. I always wished there was some sort of centralized database for this stuff, so this is pretty cool to see. Hopefully it takes off.
R:3 / I:1
Have your threads ever done iron man numbers?
R:9 / I:6
Everyone has seen this dance, but most people don't know where it's from. I find that a little depressing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVg-iOGm0Ps
R:8 / I:2
nyaa si isn't loading
R:8 / I:1
hello /qa/
what do you think is important to be a good admin/mod of an imageboard
where do mods commonly go wrong?
R:4 / I:0
Who is credited with creating the overboard concept?
R:30 / I:9
What would kissu's dream game be? I've thought about it a lot, but I think the best idea would be a sort of roguelike-mmo.
R:6 / I:4
what if 2 kissu posters kissu'd?
R:38 / I:9
I've seen a lot of references in threads alluding to the subject, but as a recent kissu visitor I am unaware of the story behind kissu's relationship with 4chan.

Is there a thread or page where I can read about the founding of kissu and what sounds like some kind of exodus from 4chan? Just curious.

I thought of simply poking around the internet for info but decided to just ask you guys directly for a more authoritative source.
R:4 / I:1
Trolling is an artform, but what makes an artist?
R:1 / I:0
Sorry /qa/, you're ok, but I love /jp/ now.
R:2 / I:1
Does /qa/ follow the principles of clean code?
R:4 / I:1
Are we magical girls? Sometimes I feel like one. Are we here to fight normalfags? Is the chanosphere our prison? Is anonimity our power? Do you feel powerful sometimes? Do you feel like there is something magical and special inside of you?

I like this feel.
R:38 / I:13
Is art created for the express purpose of being consumed any worse than art that is created out of personal desire?

Arguably, most anime (particularly adaptations) is designed for consumption, rather than out of free-flowing creativity. Does this make such art lesser if people still enjoy it? Where does one draw the line between "marketized art" and "creative art" and is there even a difference?
R:9 / I:2
Someone needs to crack mobile games so people can play through the story and be romantic with the characters without hundreds or thousands of dollars or hours to unlock it all.
Will you volunteer?
R:14 / I:2
Where do you get your (pirated) games from? Wanted to play Senran Kagura games but cant find them on nyaa and thats about the only place I know to look for games at...
R:17 / I:2
Are you interested at all in all the old world mythologies? Obviously you can't throw a JRPG rock without hitting at least 20 references to Norse mythology or various Canaanite things and their successor religions, and Western media is the same with Greek mythology.
One of the most interesting things I find about them is when they have shared stories as it indicates either groups influenced by each other via trade or war, or perhaps an underlying human desire to explain specific phenomenon. Many of them have a story about great flooding, for instance. Similarly, humans gaining knowledge that wasn't intended for them is embodied in Prometheus, Lucifer and Loki and likely others (I'm not very worldly).
I read up on this stuff occasionally on wikipedia, but I doubt it's a great source for this kind of thing and there's also just so much out there that it's impossible to see it all.
R:36 / I:10

/qa/ thread statistics

Recently I have a feeling that the contents on /qa/ is drifting farther away from my taste. Rather than simply bickering about it, I think it's best to provide objective data so that everyone can see how /qa/ has changed.

Now, pic related is the contents of /qa/ categorized by me, for first 5 pages in bump order (recent activity) and rest rest of pages (past activity). The categories represents different topics on /qa/ (colored to my personal preference):
Act off-board: invite /qa/ to do something together off-site, like for gaming or anime stream etc
2D media: any discussion of Japanese 2D contents (mostly anime though, which I personally don't like to discuss)
General media: any discussion of games or other media that is not Japanese 2D contents
General QA: general random questions and answers discussion
Creative: draw/writing/music/program creation, DIY, image editing
/jp/ like: things that normally go on /jp/ after split
Internet: discussion about internet culture, websites
Meta: discussion about imageboard posting/moderation, site issues
Others/news/blog: Anything that is not above, mostly news and blog

From the statistics, we can see the categories have relatively changed activities recently:
Large increase: Act off-board, General media
Some increase: 2D media, /jp/ like, Internet, Others/news/blog
Some decrease: General QA
Large decrease: Creative, Meta

Clearly, the categories that have decreased activity are mostly my favorite, or I consider an integral part of /qa/ (Meta discussions). The most saddening part is that the creativity on /qa/ just suddenly disappeared. The Meta discussions also suddenly disappeared around the same time. The question is that, what happened? Why did this happen?
Meanwhile, the categories with large increase includes "Act off-board", which itself can be good if occasionally used, but I feel that it's sapping out the activity on /qa/ in some fashion.

Also, I want to mention that /jp/ is becoming increasingly fast and outpacing /qa/, which makes the whole site (/all/) more /jp/ like. For the last 10 pages of threads created, /qa/ took 3 months, while /jp/ took only 1.5 months. But most importantly, I feel that the "/jp/ like" contents on /qa/ before the /jp/ split has far less portion, so the split strongly encouraged /jp/ like contents to be posted and changing the balance of contents on the whole site to be less of my like. I also fell about the mentality from other /jp/ spinoffs is increasing presence on /qa/ because of this.
R:303 / I:35

music thread

previous one on limit bumper
R:23 / I:5
Want to buy this skin for my Azur Lane waifu but can't because poor...
I don't know why but I feel the need to have all her skins, even though I know its just wasting money and feeding the big chinese corp
R:10 / I:3
Does /qa/ use any keyboard shortcuts for improved productivity? If not, you totally should!!

Some of my favorites are:
Win + Print Screen = Outputs a screenshot to Pictures/Screenshots
Alt + Right/Left Arrow = Forward/Reverse history
Middle Click Link = Opens link in new window
Middle Click Drag = Scroll without wheel
Middle Click Tab = Closes tab
Win + Tab = Task view (shows windows on each monitor, and allows access to multiple desktops)
Ctrl + Tab = Move right one tab over in browser
Ctrl + Shift + Tab = Move left one tab over in browser
Ctrl + W = Close active tab
R:23 / I:8
NEETs.
What is their endgame?
R:27 / I:3
Did something change recently in Japan to allow more uncensored gore in anime, or did something with streaming services change to allow them to air uncensored episodes? It seems like I've been seeing more and more episodes without black bars everywhere and it's quite nice.
R:32 / I:7
If you were given a 5 year life expectancy from today, how would you spend the rest of your life?
R:14 / I:3
You just woke up as Renge from the hit series Non Non Biyori™.
What do you do?
R:10 / I:1
What's /qa/'s favorite controller? Handhelds technically included.

Personally, I'm a fan of the Xbox 360 controller.
R:14 / I:4
Do you ever stop and marvel at just how wondrous the internet is? How you're able to communicate and talk about similar interests with a variety of different people, and all without the need to be surrounded by people. Even the hikkikomori can find a place here where they can talk and interact with others without fear. I wish the internet could continue to be as nice as it is forever.
R:12 / I:3
Would you still want to go back even if the things you care about now wouldn't turn out the same?

Kissu is never created. /qa/ only lasts a few months. Your favorite artist, or author passes before creating anything. You use your knowledge of future events to become wealthy, but the things that made you happy are nowhere to be found.
R:6 / I:2
when i grow up, i'm gonna marry a kissu poster
R:93 / I:33
><Anonymous> like say someone starts a thread about mecha it's gonna take two years to reach 200 posts

Let's prove him wrong.
MECHA THREAD!
R:123 / I:45
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:127 / I:63

MS Paint drawthread

/qa/! It's time to show off your MS paint skills! Try drawing a character and seeing if others can guess at who it is. Starting off with an iconic one so that the first picture isn't impossible...
R:5 / I:3
I've never cared about VR, but I'm starting to reconsider.
R:3 / I:0
I created a script for downloading individual galleries or all artist/group galleries from nhentai.
https://github.com/SushYkn/nhentaiDownloader
R:7 / I:1
Collectors and buyfags, how do you deal with the release of a newer, improved version of something you already own? Do you just ignore it? Buy it and keep both versions? Replace the old version?
R:9 / I:3
Given the choice between living on a blimp and living on a ship, which would you prefer?
Both give you the chance to escape from this world, but both offer issues and challenges.

Personally, living on a ship would make be dangerous because of wind, waves and dying from illnesses that require doctors, but being high in the air would expose me to more radiation giving me cancer due to less atmospheric protection.

(original thread was posted on Wed 26 Jul 2017 20:46:29)
R:2 / I:0
um exuz my sir… y wuz my threado deleted?
R:12 / I:6
What would a cat imageboard be like? Not for people talking about cats, but for cats themselves to use.
R:9 / I:2
In some media, gods and goddesses are depicted as being rather simple-minded, and in others they're depicted as being omniscient. On some level, I think it does make more sense for a god to be simple-minded. After all, simple rules like in the Game of Life, can result in complex behaviors, so maybe we're just in a cosmic Game of Life being pawned about by some god that thought us up in a moment of boredom.

What does /qa/ think? Smart gods or simple ones?
R:12 / I:4
The human mind is pretty strange. Oftentimes, I'll be sitting in a room with a fan. For some reason, my mind will interpret the sound of rushing air as being the sound of rain. Likewise, when in the car, I sometime perceive the rushing air as the sound of crickets or cicadas. My bathroom also has a ceiling fan I hear as crickets too.

Does /qa/ experience anything similar?
R:12 / I:4
Was reminded today that imageboards really are superior to IRC for general conversation. Since with imageboards if there's unsightly content you can just hide it and post in other threads, but with IRC it stares you straight in the face and forces you to take it up the ass.
R:5 / I:0
what hormone controls hornyness and sexual arousal in male subjects?
R:34 / I:10

non-current anime

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

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

No screenshot because I'm watching it on a different device, plus the video quality is terrible anyways, so have a track from the OST instead.
R:27 / I:25
Does /qa/ spend time taking screenshots in video games?

I played a bit of Cyberpunk 2077 and found the screenshot tools really nice (too bad the game is buggy and story just meh)
R:18 / I:0
Sometimes I must wonder if there's an imageboard board equivalent of a stroad and if it's actually a bad thing.

The stroad is characterized by being unpractical to both cars and pedestrians as apposed to the road for cars or streets for people.
On imageboards you have discussion based boards and boards for pointless threads.
In a sense there's a parallel here in function, but the existence of hybrids which contain topics and pointless is not established to be a negative on an imageboards

Does it seem like there's an imageboard equivalent to a stroad and is it bad?
R:3 / I:1
Why does vichan have like 30+ different levels of user privilege? How the heck would you even make an imageboard that uses all of them?
R:43 / I:8
What is a ban? What purpose does it serve aside from blocking one from posting and/or stewing bad blood. Aside from keeping out true undesirables, is there any reason to ever have them?
R:18 / I:3
Tell me, why should I post on YOUR website?
R:16 / I:5
Why is discord so bad again? It's just a chat platform like any other?
R:10 / I:7
SATURDAY EDIT
THE STREAM IS ABOUT TO START!
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri


A new anime season is here, which means some new shows added to the kissu seasonal anime stream! For better or worse, there's already four shows that are continuing from last season in addition to Higurashi and Hamefura which are definitely getting added since they're continuations to favorites previously in the stream.
So, uh... what do you want to see added?
R:9 / I:2
imageboards, reddit, discord, twitch... they all are really just social media for lonely people
R:6 / I:0
>We at MoyaiSubs have decided to skip the scheduled live action episodes of Mewkledreamy Mix, and we have no plans to sub them. Also we’re renumbering them to better reflect this, lmao.

I'm happy about this, but it makes me wonder what others think of this kind of thing. I know shows like Pripara have live action stuff tied to it as well, but I don't like it. I think it takes away from the fantasy world that's been created. Outside of these shows specifically, some people are huge fans of the actresses themselves and will follow them on social media and pay to see them in person. (or be crazy stalkers)

I don't really see the appeal of this sort of this stuff. I appreciate a great voice (like the /qa/ voice) but I view it as part of the character. The Di Gi Charat concert stuff is neat, I can appreciate the songs but I'm not interested in the people. I wonder if in the future with all this live2D technology and Vocaloid holograms that maybe concerts can be more fantasy-like. Do people want that sort of thing? I do.
What say you, /qa/?
R:15 / I:4
What does /qa/ do during blackouts?
R:7 / I:5
What's /qa/'s preferred method of finding cute gifs?
R:16 / I:6
if someone was a hiki with no connections and no need for any sort of interaction would they really exist?
R:14 / I:4
It's strange seeing 4chan/8ch people lamenting 'the decline of the imageboards' when they themselves post nothing but complete unadulterated garbage. I can't in a million years imagine what metric people who spam pepe and wojack use to measure quality.
R:1 / I:0
Did /qa/ ever learn to do pencil tricks?
R:16 / I:1
Does /qa/ do any CAD or 3D modelling?

I haven't done any CAD'ing for the better part of 6 or so years. I used to be really fast at it, but just making a simple room has been a real slog for me. I plan to do quite a bit in the coming days and weeks so hopefully I'll get faster again.
R:12 / I:1
Why do a bunch of open source browsers have trouble with a good deal of modern websites? Why can't they just update themselves regularly to keep up with compatibility?
R:6 / I:1
I want this to be good but it sounds like the kinda thing that will flop real hard.
R:7 / I:3
i made a post on ota and instantly became gay
be really careful when you visit ota guys srsly
R:28 / I:12
thinking about becoming a full time kissu poster
what should i take into consideration?
R:3 / I:1
here, have a watermelon, bro
jk lol
R:87 / I:31

spider anime

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

The anon who mentioned the spider is trying to raid the great tomb of nazarick reminded me I watched overlord.
R:40 / I:5
Seeing Laura plastered all over Kissu a few days ago felt nice and felt reminiscent of when much more of the internet was covered in cute anime. It made me wonder, how many sites still are styled in the same vein of 90s and early 2000s otaku websites? Does /qa/ know of any still running, or did the vast majority die with Geocities?

Also, to add on to this, why did this style even die out in the first place in favor of the bland white blah most places like MAL/Anidb/Reddit have?
R:9 / I:3
No matter how hard I try to think up possible alternative timelines, there's not one in which Bishounen Tanteidan works without the prime SHAFT direction behind it. No other studio could have pulled of this lavish work of style and beauty, it's simply not possible. That said, it's been criminally underrated this season as, for those not interested in pretty boys, it was deemed too boring or gay and ignored during its first few episodes. I find this to be near criminal. Everyone should give it a watch as it beautifully captures the spirit and adventure of youth.
R:14 / I:7
Never thought Diablo would actually get any of them pregnant not to mention the rabbit was first.
R:5 / I:0
Why is it so hard to appreciate the goodness of something as it is without wanting for more?
R:3 / I:1
seasonal stream is about to start! like, right now in fact (oops)
https://theatre.kissu.moe/kiss/yukkuri

this thread will self destruct
R:13 / I:0
Post your meds
R:11 / I:1
https://news.artnet.com/market/sothebys-nft-world-wide-web-code-1984896

People sure are going crazy about "NFTs", but what exactly are they? The extent of my knowledge is that they're somehow exclusive copies of "memes" but how does that even work for internet stuff, it seems like a trick. Also, excluding all of that, who's even the market for these scam tokens? Rich people with nothing better to waste money on?
R:13 / I:6
Is there anything you still use pen & paper for? Aside from financials I'll use it for practicing Kanji. Other than that, everything I could write down, I can do faster and more clearly with a computer, it even lets me organize my thoughts better and redo more easily. I just can't really imagine any situations where people really need to write anymore.
R:12 / I:2
https://www.axios.com/playerwon-launches-tv-ads-console-games-1c02dd1a-2f6d-4e02-bd8d-b6f8b870f844.html

Would /qa/ be willing to view some ads for some free content unlocks in their games?
R:12 / I:4
Does /qa/ have any rituals that they do? I don't necessarily mean religious, but things you do regularly.

For instance, whenever I go into the bathroom, I always have to pull the shower curtain aside because... Ya know.
R:8 / I:3

Can /qa/ take a fight?

If one day you had to fight to defend the honor of your waifu against a decently built opponent, would you be able to?
Despite my delusions of grandeur, I am fairly certain I will lose to even a 15 year old. My only memories of school fights are ones where I was too afraid to do anything because I didn't want to get suspended and/or expelled. Then as I grew older, I started realizing how weak the human body is. Mostly due to all those rekt threads on 4chan...
I don't understand how people can take part in fights, the human body is so weak. (Well, of course, if not trained properly.) Take a hit in one of the many critical hit areas of the human body and you could possible die or worse; turn into a vegetable.
Hence, as much as I despise myself for having to say this, I for one could not fight to defend my waifu's honor. I am simply too pussy. Gif related will be me.
R:21 / I:17

WebM thread

R:89 / I:41

Touhou 18 is announced

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

Time to do some 1cc reps again
R:3 / I:1
What is it that makes a forum different or similar to an imageboard?

I've been looking through a collection of PHPBB sites and what I've come across is that they focus a lot on hobbies and community rather than free discussion. Finding a forum devoted to discussing storms in the US or Brit's discussing their interest in cultivating desert plants is very different from anything on the imageboard sphere. Even a somewhat generic topic on forums such as sci-fi media is lost on a /tv/ imageboard to discussions of whether enjoying a certain type of media is worse than enjoying others.
Why is it that forums maintain a more professional and focused atmosphere to imageboards more chaotic and disorganized(arguably immature) take on topics, or am I perhaps not looking at the right imageboards and places that behave very mature do not exist? Why do tech groups prefer using forums to discuss their technology over imageboards?
R:8 / I:4
If water-safe electronics were safe and reliable, would you be willing to live under the sea as a mermaid... merman... mermaidman?
R:48 / I:45
blep
R:40 / I:19
Kate-sama sugoi!
What does /qa/ think of this pretty anime? I think so far it's been quite good, keeping up the air of mystique surrounding the premise. Kate having a seemingly unique power amongst her family members, and hints at a "culling" of sorts, I wonder if this is headed towards Alice being an imperfect doll that passes her debut through Kate's abilities. Also with the soot being capable of taking on life it raises questions of how the members of the Shadows family are born. Then there was the end of this episode showing not only living dolls without their accompanying Shadows meeting with the Grandfather, but them referring to him as such when earlier it had been stated to be taboo amongst living dolls. So many things to think about.
R:11 / I:3
Should your favorite part of a meal be eaten first or last?
R:6 / I:1
I need to thoroughly analyze my system before nuking it.
Somehow I've become part of a botnet that shitposts all over 4chan, making posts on /int/ and /tv/ and I only just now noticed because I recieved a couple bans. These bans are linked to my HOME IP.
I checked the posts themselves and there's just no way they're me even if I had a split personality.
Have you guys heard of anything similar?
R:117 / I:48
What is /qa/ looking forward to this season? Compared to last season, I don't see a lot of anime I'm looking forward to watching weekly this season. Though there are some I want to try out.
Looking forward to watch weekly:
- Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
- Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshi Kousei wo Hirou.
- Zombie Land Saga: Revenge
- Slime taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
- Tensura Nikki
Try out weekly:
- Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
- Dragon, Ie wo Kau.
- Yakunara Mug Cup mo
- Blue Reflection Ray
- Bishounen tanteidan
- Super Cub

Anime I'm looking forward to binge:
- Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
- Mairimashita! Iruma-kun
Try out binge:
- 86
- Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
R:5 / I:3
I'm glad that despite the direction Re;Zero is headed, the author remains active making nice original projects.
R:8 / I:2
Why is it so hard to find active places on the internet to discuss media that don't have an excess of off-topic shitposting, tribalism, or no-funposting allowed?
R:9 / I:3
How are /qa/'s senses?

I've noticed my sense of touch is really quite sensitive. It's rather bothersome because I'm able to notice faint vibrations through furniture, which can make it hard to sleep when there's a slight shaking feeling transmitting through my bed.
R:8 / I:4
The internet is a vast place. Yet because of how expansive the net is I've found finding specific content becomes difficult. How does /qa/ find what they want while surfing the web?
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Vintage electronics are really cool. It's a bit a shame silicon has miniaturized everything. There's a certain charm to old tube-based electronics. Especially crazy stuff like this that uses mercury vapor to conduct current.
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Are you ready to accept your CG overlords yet?
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I wasn't expecting this to be popular enough to get a second season.
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Can't believe A-1 made an anime with the same generic protagonist and the same generic mecha and I actually liked it.

I guess it goes to show how source material and direction carries studios more than art work and character design.
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How many internet arguments have you won in your life?
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So my automatic watch stops running if I don't wear it for a single day. And when that happens I have less motivation to wear it because I have to adjust time.
How do the people who wear them keep them running? Do they go outside every day or they wear them 24/7 even at home?
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Is there any overlap between fighting game and rhythm game players? I feel like the reaction times needed for both lend themselves towards players being skilled at both rather than one or the other.
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Why doesn't 4chan support mp4?
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when did /qa/ learn how to make good threads?
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So I was watching this essay on this Japanese superhero created by Suzuki Ichiro and Takeo Nagamatsu from 1931 and about how it may be the first ever superhero but that wasn't what interested me; halfway into the video he talks about how this character is referenced almost everywhere in Japanese media.

It wasn't until two months later I encountered one in a JRPG called Shadow Hearts for the PS2 and for proof you can find it here: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps2/459510-shadow-hearts/faqs/47343 Under [svb]

So now I'm wondering how many here have encountered a Golden Bat? Either in video games or anime.
Unrelated Shadow Hearts is a really good series and should be checked out the IP is in limbo so you'll never see it outside the PS2 sadly.
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if you can participate in a russian roulette game, where each time you pull the trigger, you get 1 million dollars, and you can stop playing at any time, will you do it and how?
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I've been thinking about VR a lot, especially now that newer VR headsets no longer claim to be afflicted by the dreaded screen door effect. So, that's had me wondering: what would be the minimum resolution (assuming perfect optics) to where VR would have the same clarity as real life.

So, the human eye has an approximate "resolution" of being able to perceive 60 pixels/degree. The HTC Vive Pro 2 -- a newly announced VR headset boasting some of the best specs -- has a FOV of 120 degrees with a resolution of 2448 x 2448. 2448 pixels / 120 degrees = 20.4 pixels/degree. Human vision is approximately 210 degrees FOV, so using that 60 pixels/degree figure means that for true-to-life graphics, it would require approximately 12600 x 12600 resolution.

This made me think of something else: what's realistically the highest perceivable resolution for my size of monitor at the distance I use it? I have a standard 24 inch 1080p monitor that I sit about ~2.5ft from. Horizontally from my viewpoint, it represents about 35 degrees, meaning it's 54.9 pixels/degree. That's pretty close to the upper limit of perception, so what'd be the minimum for human vision? Well, 35 x 60 = 2100.

In conclusion, unless sit closer to your monitor than I do: 4K is a scam because unless you're literally super-human, you likely cannot physically tell the difference between 1080P and 4K. Likewise, there is basically no difference when it comes to TV resolution either because seating distance is way further back. The only metric that should matter realistically is PPI.

This is my source for how to into pixels/degree and stuff:
https://www.roadtovr.com/understanding-pixel-density-retinal-resolution-and-why-its-important-for-vr-and-ar-headsets/
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This is now a harem anime. Arguments against will be entertained.
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How did streamers get so prevalent in modern society and what's the big pull of them? Is there any reason why people watch people play video games over doing anything else?
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I'm guessing Kissu is a bit too isolated to have noticed, but what do you make of the Troll face coming back to prominence?

A similar thing has happened with (de)motivational poster-style memes, but their usage is quite a bit different. Having been adapted towards use in videos, they're often used to highlight some absurd thing in a freeze frame, obviously with accompanying text. Granted, the text itself isn't styled like a demotivational, but more like a caption

Also somewhat revived has been Doge with Cheems and the buff Doge, although those are basically completely unrecognizable from how it was originally aside from the usage of doge as a template character.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!11!!!1!1111!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'M GOING CRAZY AND MIGHT MAKE A SCENE!!11!!!!!!1!1!11!1!111111!!!!!!
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I've heard there's this "wallpaper engine" thing to have animated desktop wallpapers. I know I could google it, but I think a thread could be fun Does anyone have experience with this thing? Maybe we can make some.
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/qa/, are there really any games out that take advantage of newer GPUs? Looking at benchmarks, my current GPU scores about as well as a GTX 980, which is quite a bit weaker than something like an RTX 3080.

The only new game I was remotely interested in recently was Cyberpunk 2077 and that game seems to run pretty poorly on all hardware, but still it ran alright with my aging GPU. The only reason I can think to want to upgrade right now would be for VR stuff since that can be pretty performance intensive, especially with newer headsets getting higher resolution.
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Do you keep a journal, /qa/? I write my thoughts an other stuff down so I will remember them in the future. You might think a NEET wouldn't have much to write about but I actually have a lot done since I started living the dream. You should keep a journal too!
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I'm sure /qa/ has heard of Kodi - a media player most infamous for hosting plugins that enabled piracy. But! That's not what I want to talk about!

A common problem I find with local streaming solutions like Plex, or Emby, or even paid streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, is that although there's mountains of content to be potentially watched, the sheer number of options makes it impossible to find anything to watch. And, so, your backlog steadily grows ever longer as you download more and more content that you will never watch.

So, that's where a really cool plugin for Kodi can step in! PseudoTV! Essentially, you point it to media directories and dictate how it should play episodes: randomly or sequentially, and in essence, it creates a sort of TV station for all the media you've amassed! You can even set up ads breaks, set channel logos, and browse the program guide for what's coming up throughout the day. And, unlike with standard TV, if there's nothing on that you want to watch, you can time-skip to a later point when there is something on that you want to watch. Moreover, you don't just have to have one station: you can set up multiple. For example, you might setup an anime movie TV channel, a TV anime TV channel, a live-action TV channel, a movie channel, and so on.

Maybe this is too niche of a thing for most people to want to deal with, but I still think it's a really neat idea.

https://github.com/PseudoTV/PseudoTV_Live
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Would /qa/ be interested in playing Supreme Commander again? I've been playing it recently and it's a really fun RTS which seems like it'd be great for a long brawl or team battle. Once into later stages the spectacles of battle are really nice to enjoy, with giant robots and such all over the place. All you need to do, if you don't have it already, is get the game https://store.steampowered.com/app/9420/Supreme_Commander_Forged_Alliance/ (which is on super sale until June 3rd) and then the client for multiplayer https://www.faforever.com/

If anyone's interested just say so in the thread, we can set up a big game with kissu.
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Does /qa/ have an accent?

I recorded myself doing some karaoke a little while ago and noticed I have an accent when pronouncing some Japanese words. I've never really considered myself having an accent before. From what I've heard other people say, the Midwest is pretty accent-less so it was a really strange experience noticing how oddly I pronounced some words that seemed utterly normal when I was in the midst of saying them.
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Would /qa/ be interested in watching some old OVAs together? We had a few of these streams years ago where we watched things like YKK, Mamono Hunter Youko and Dragon Half, and they were pretty fun. Unlike a TV series stream, you can join or leave in the middle and not feel lost, so you don't have to commit to watching a full 5+ hour stream. Plus, it's a nice way to check out some lesser known anime you may have missed otherwise.

Making this thread to gauge interest, and for suggestions on what to watch.
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Does /qa/ know of any nice places to get stickers or have any themselves?

I'm not normally a fan of stickers, or really modifying the look of my devices, but I'm planning on getting something white and I've been having a hard time trying to find a nice sticker of Shobon. I tried looking at some custom sticker services but for a single sticker they typically want something ridiculous like $40 for just the one!
R:9 / I:3
why are there so many Russian imageboards? It's almost as many as Japanese ones.
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I can think of two(2) things at once!
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What board do I post on to be with the cute anime princesses?
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Why was this mindset so pervasive in the early days of anime? So many great classic manga turned never got proper adaptations because of this...
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How come dynazenon has been so good despite not focusing on the Kaijuu battles?
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This show's been very laid back with its kaijuu elements and bringing stuff down to a more personal level throughout the season so far, but there's so much on-screen destruction that just gets pushed to the side which seems odd for a show that tries to push realism on its characters. I wonder if it's a parody element of the show, or setting up for something later on.
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Putting aside the suicide since that's illogical by nature, why didn't Sayu's brother get her her own place to stay? He seems rich enough to do so and allow her to live on her own instead of letting her run out into the streets to whore around and never contact him again.
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On a scale from 10 to 10, how excited are you for Mewkledreamy season 2? You've watched it, right? You're a diehard fan that would die for Yume, yes? Who is your favorite girl? How many screenshots do you have? I'm at 1989.
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Is it true that all the great meta is just another form of philosophy?
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What are some of your favorite instruments?

It's a shame that some instruments sound too specifically relating so a melody gives more touch towards a subcontinent's local affairs than towards a greater picture for the listerner's ears. It's hardly forseeable when relistening songs when a flute would make more sense to be played throughout the melody than a piano.
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Have you done your Anki reps for the day?
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I notice more details when I'm not sober. I think it helps for everyone to have a slight amount of alcohol in their system?
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the pout girl
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If we were to stream a Godzilla movie, which would kissu want to watch?
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is there really that much of a difference between discord and irc at this point besides the ability to use images
they both act as chatrooms that draw people away from online communities
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Ate some honey bunches of oats with strawberries, now that's a good cereal. Bet not even /qa/ could think of something better.
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The World Map of the Internet in 2021
https://trendland.com/the-world-map-of-the-internet-in-2021/
I'm usually very skeptical of these things published in mainstream places because it's full of the general ignorance we all expect, but he even has exhentai there and a whole continent for TOR that isn't just synonyms for 'dark' or 'mystery'.
Find anything interesting?
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All the Gundam pilots are magically transported into space with their best mechs.

Who comes out on top and who dies first?
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Does /qa/ enjoy Rakugo?
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"Altchan" seems to be gaining popularity lately and I don't really like it. Alternate chan, as in it's just an alternative to 4chan? Some of them are created this way, but the ones that are are generally short-lived. I think they should be called imageboards.
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are you floced /qa/?
https://amifloced.org/#
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Kissu day!

Chu~
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H&H W13

Haven & Hearth is getting another new world, anyone want to play? We had a few people playing last time they reset it.
It's a survival/crafting game with permadeath. You progress your character by eating and finding stuff (to craft or build with and things that give exp), eventually settling somewhere and building a village. Later on getting into things like farming/mining/husbandry. It's pretty unique, I recommend trying it out if you haven't already.
To spawn together someone has to build a beacon and send a code, then you make a character, click on the pole (spawn charter, it's to the right of the fire) and input it, then walk into the fire. Otherwise you spawn in a random part of the world, and walking towards each other can take days or be not be possible at all if you're on another continent, not until way later.
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>Imagine a technology that can do 600-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space. And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.
Are the military people trolling us?
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bombshell-ufo-report-u-s-military-encounters-ufos-every-day-that-far-exceed-its-tech-capabilities
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This guy is the official /qa/ youtube reviewer
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Fresh Kumo-sans for sale!
Our BOGO promo is active through the end of the weekend!
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Miura passed away...
The eternal hiatus. He's managing idols in the sky now...
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Have you ever stopped to appreciate something amazing? Take dandelions, for instance. People regard these as an ugly weed sometimes, but I think they're awesome and a true success story.
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>/qa/
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New gobou
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so i have ffmpeg and an .mkv file, what's the command for converting it into .mp4 with hardcoded subs? i know you know it, /kissu/
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post pictures taken seconds before disaster
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Kissu! Kissu! Good news! Although, it's not so much new news as it's me discovering something a couple months old.
Omega Labyrinth Z on the Vita (PS4?) was fan translated! It's the game that was ready to ship 3 years ago, but European countries and Australia banned it right before its release. The localizers refused to alter the game and just cancelled it. It was awful and there was much disappointment.
The Omega Labyrinth games are mystery dungeon type games which is sort of a Japanese subgenre of rogue-like in which death is still penalized but not permanent and there's more of a linear path of character development instead of something more open. (kind of like comparing JRPG to WRPG really)
To play it need a hacked vita of course, and then you need to patch the files yourself since the guy didn't want to risk legal issues by distributing the game itself. Maybe you can find a patched version out there somewhere, but I wouldn't know where to look.

https://froidromhacks.com/omega-labyrinth-z-jp-english-full-fan-translationvitaps4/

BOOBS!
R:43 / I:3
The removal of YouTube annotations is single-handedly one of the greatest losses to the internet.
R:4 / I:1
What was the deal with old anime spoiling important plot events or twists in their next episode previews? What was their problem?
R:34 / I:10
Would you rather have https://iqcaptcha.us.to/
or the touhou captcha?
R:4 / I:0
this show totally copied the otherside picnic op, the first part before the dance has the exact same melody
surprised no ones pointed it out yet
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What the HECK Jahy is getting an anime? Why didn't anybody tell me this?
R:7 / I:0
Hey, kid, wanna play some AoEII?

qajp
friends
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What are your thoughts on small, not very meaningful, but positive replies? Do you think they detract from discussion or lower the value of threads, or are they a small nicety that benefits the atmosphere of a thread. I like to think of them as part of the bridge between forums and chatrooms which allows imagebooards to lean on the more casual side of conversation.
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You ever wish you were a conductor? I do.
You get to keep your hair wild and you're free to be as crazy as you want as long as you keep your suit on. Yeah, you're the center of attention which puts a lot of pressure on you, yet you're doing some primal stick-waving that you really can't feel insecure about.
Alas, I will probably only do it at home sometimes
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how loud do you usually play music?
i found myself consider 78db as normal level and 82db is as loud i can go, as more loudness than that doesn't bring more immersion for me
can't imagine that some people play music so loud that i can hear very clearly meters away from the leakage of their earphones
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I cant wait for there to be more rina, the other nijis are ok i guess to but anyway season 2 !!!!
R:58 / I:20
Behold: Pui Pui Molcar. The Japanese are going crazy over this 'anime' and I don't understand why. If you're following some artists and haven't seen it yet, you will.
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I like girls.

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

I love girls.
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What are you using as a wallpaper right now? I just switched to this, an edit of a new upload here: https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/89684443
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meta thread

how do we improve the meta threads on meta?
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How much is your word worth?
R:12 / I:0
Is iqdb dead for good?
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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.
R:15 / I:4
Megumin is looking a little weird this season
R:7 / I:2
does /qa/ like improvisational music?
I really enjoy how in good groups there are moments where it gets rough and falls apart a bit before coming back stronger and with more energy, not to mention that its cool to listen to the same song done at different shows and look for everything that changes.
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/qa/ how's about we make up our own deity or deity-like creation ITT with lore or post about ones you just find neat!

Name: N/A (I'm bad with names so I can't think of one..)

Lore: This deity was made into existence from the accumulated emotional essence and strife of *chan users it lives in a shitty smelly realm far removed from ours and only manifests in our reality during periods of high emotional contagion or events of abrupt change. This deity takes the form of a four legged creature with the head of a tabby cat, body of a pig and a snakes tail and when excited it will stand on two legs revealing a mask attached to its belly commonly taking the shape of an Hannya and will dance while making very loud noises and distress the viewer though some say the mask changes based on the viewers personality.
To deter this deity people will microwave a plate of hotpockets at 2am and leave it by their bedroom door, if ones makes natto instead it will anger and be summoned immediately. When periods of high emotional contagion and abrupt change occur its told that one should play Libera Me From Hell and sing along to push it back into its own realm.
When gone unchecked this deity will cause paranoia and fights among *chan users.
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Does anyone know good resources or basic knokwledge on how to moderate an imageboard?
R:19 / I:3
>ur request looks like spam
epic
R:6 / I:1
How often does media make you tear up?
R:31 / I:5
I wish there were place in the internet reserved only for 30 years old+ ojisans
R:27 / I:7
It's pretty wild that the government is now out-and-out confirming the existence of and distributing video sightings of UFOs. I can't help but wonder... if UFOs are real, what else is real that's been shrugged off as a fringe conspiracy theory? What does /qa/ make of all this?
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I won't directly link them here for the sake of some decency, (and that this link is marked for death soon)
but anyways someone on Twitter really hammered down how shit Crunchyroll's subs are, with the latest fuckup being Nagatoro and unleashed a carpet bomb of wisdom and viral toxins on the masses with collateral damage everywhere.

I think they ranted a bit too long, but some of that really did need to be said.
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Creative Writing Thread

Kissu frens are pretty creative, so how about a creative writing thread?

I'll start, but be warned. I don't think you'll like how things end... And just because it came from a dream doesn't make it cheating! I still thought about it, just in a roundabout way... You wouldn't fault Tartini for still composing the Devil's Trill Sonata, would you?
R:11 / I:2
Nobody on /qa/ peels their potatoes, right?

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