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No.305
Share anything you enjoyed recently, such as anime, games, movies, comics, any hobbies, leisure activities or just doing nothing.

¨ No.309  >>312
I’m watching Hidamari Sketch btw
¨ No.312  >>317
>>309
Hidamari Sketch is too advanced for me
Maybe one day I will understand the moe

¨ No.317  >>326
>>312
So far, I enjoy HidaSketch the same way I enjoy Azumanga Daioh.
But I’m only watching its first season so I don’t know what the other seasons are like.
I hope you will enjoy it someday!

¨ No.326  >>329
>>317
They both seem like take-it-easy.
Maybe one day I will download.
Frankly I have a complex about downloading anime nowadays since there's no reason not to learn Japanese while watching anime.
But instead I just download what's currently airing and try to ignore it.

It is a conflicting feeling to have watched anime for so long without learning the language.

¨ No.329  >>338
>>326
I have the same problem watching English shows.
Every time I watch something in English I can’t stop thinking I shouldn’t read subtitles and should practice listening to English.

¨ No.338  >>343
>>329
How much of the dialogue can you understand without subtitles?
¨ No.341  >>344
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Been keeping up with the currently airing anime.
Lately I find myself discombobulated after watching for some reason.
Maybe a guilt that I shouldn't do this.
That's why they call it a guilty pleasure I suppose.

My favorite this season is a toss between 吸血鬼すぐ死ぬ and 魔入りました!入間くん

¨ No.342
World (Mitaina)–(YouTube)
I keep replaying this song, interesting array of emotions

¨ No.343  >>355
>>338
I can understand spoken English only when it’s clear, not fast and doesn’t have a strong accent or unfamiliar jargon.

¨ No.344
>>341
I haven’t checked anything this season yet.

>吸血鬼すぐ死ぬ and 魔入りました!入間くん
Sounds familiar. I’ll check them.
¨ No.355  >>362
>>343
There are tons and tons of idioms in English.
It must be a nightmare learning it.

Also we speak so fast, at least in the US.
¨ No.362  >>365
>>355
What makes you or other Americans speak fast?


>There are tons and tons of idioms in English
It’s fun to learn…but sometimes it seems to be a Sisyphean task
¨ No.364  >>369
Started watching Hidamari Sketch season 3
¨ No.365  >>378
>>362
>What makes you or other Americans speak fast?
I think it has to do with the culture of coffee.
In either case, you feel like you need to fit in as much information possible, get to the point.
Talking faster is a way to compensate for lack of brevity in your statements, basically :^)

¨ No.369  >>379
>>364
What have you learned from your Hidamari Sketch experience thus far?

¨ No.378  >>382
>>365
That makes sense.
Don’t Americans themselves have any problems understanding each other?

¨ No.379  >>385
>>369
Hmmmmmm
Miyako has a wonderful personality where she’s always positive but calm and not an airhead. She doesn’t overthink and enjoys the moment.
I learned to be down to earth and enjoy my life?
I don’t know.

¨ No.382  >>388, >>400
>>378
>Don’t Americans themselves have any problems understanding each other?
You may be onto something...

I guess we need to define 'understanding'.
I would say there are levels of understanding.
There's the level of day-to-day stuff, which is fine usually.
Then there are levels beyond that, and in those levels misunderstandings crop up.

Although you could attribute this toward the speed of speech alone, I would reckon it to be more of a cultural thing.
The quickened speed reveals an impatience that has no name. An unsettled soul.
The degree to which one feels understood seems to be a core vexation for any budding human (one could label this as the quintessential driver around the Teenage Experience).

In America, one instead accepts that it's not about being understood, but understanding what's next, what's the newest trend, what's needed to move forward, what do you need to distract yourself, to gratify yourself.
You close your heart, ears, and eyes, but quicken your pace to forget about that.
You may find parallels in Japan?

¨ No.385  >>388, >>401
>>379
That sounds nice. It's a nice mindset, and I subscribe by it!

When I bike I often go through retirement communities.
Old people walking along the road or messing with their lawn.
Although you could just move on and not think about it, when you bike past you sometimes think maybe one day you will be in that retirement community; and if that is so, then the last thing I'd want is to regret working too hard, I think.

I hear myself saying, "What, I worked all that time just to do what I could've done when I was young: laze around, go on walks, enjoy some books and mess around! What was the point?!"

I would argue that the number one reason is related:
https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/12-things-people-regret-the-most-before-they-di
e.html


Also, a story I often think about, related to "enjoying life as is":
https://medium.com/life-lemons/what-you-can-learn-from-a-mexican-fisherman-a8334
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Another thing I watched recently was this which is sorta related:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ7S-nKmAr4

Some of the comments really put things in perspective.

¨ No.388
>>382
>>385
I didn't mean to write so much

Don't feel obligated to reply in depth
¨ No.400  >>407, >>412
>>382
Most Japanese have a strong belief they share the same values and culture.
Such homogeneous social consensus is convenient and helps us a lot understand each other as long as I actually share the same values, but it sometimes suffocates me.


By the way, I realized what makes it hard for me to understand spoken English is that native speakers never pronounce words as dictionaries say and they drop many syllables and sounds. That makes me think they speak so fast.

¨ No.401  >>409
>>385
>12 Things People Regret the Most Before They Die
It’s interesting that there aren’t things like “I should’ve strived to be richer” or “should’ve worked harder to contribute to society”.

“Lying flat”(tang ping) is one thing I’m interested in Chinese culture. I hope I’ll explore it more when I improved my Chinese.

¨ No.407  >>412, >>414
>>400
>but it sometimes suffocates me.
Do you have an example belief that you diverge from and therefore causes you to suffocate?
It does sound convenient though. Completely opposite where I live.
An adage I often repeat to even close conversations would be "You do you" i.e. do what you want even though I disagree lol


>native speakers never pronounce words
That's an accurate assessment.
There's also a lot of filler-words depending on the person, often said super fast and frankly means little to nothing.
"Like..."
"As I was saying, though I mean"
"Yeah that may be so but there's also"
"I don't know, you know what I mean though?"
"Yeah, um, like, it's like, you know, I mean do you see?"
"Totally dude but man you know..."
"Oh my God!!!"

¨ No.409  >>421
>>401
We both just need to wait for the next Genshin Impact to fully immerse into the 二维世界

¨ No.412  >>419
>>400
>>407
Today I ran across this wikipedia article posted on lainchan.org
https://lainchan.org/hum/res/66036.html#66520
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honne_and_tatemae
It seems strikingly relevant to this conversation.

Also, I would supplement that, yes, there is no concept of "private" and "public" mind to most Westerners.
(And because of that, it takes awhile to realize on your own that there are masks you can wear and wearing those masks makes life much much easier. Some people never realize this, and so they are "fed to the dogs" from my observations.)

I am reminded of the central Western delusion: Integration of self with all activities and roles.
We want to be the same person, everywhere, and then actively attempt to do so even though it causes much pain.

This is in contrast from 本音と建前: the Japanese ideal seems to be a balance between roles and self.
I wonder how you learn about this ideal, seeing as I had to learn on my own the value of perpetual mask-living.

¨ No.414  >>426
>>407
>Do you have an example belief that you diverge from and therefore causes you to suffocate?
There’s a dominant notion in Japan or maybe East Asia that disrupting order or not being voluntary to reach a consensus (by suppressing yourself) is disrespectful to other people who benefit from the order.
Something that’s often said to be characterized by Confucianism.
It’s nice to sacrifice ourselves evenly to form order we can all benefit from.
But that can be unfair if you’re in a minority.
It’s so suffocating to be forced to pretend to be happy while being denied!


>filler-words
Sometimes I wonder if I should say them to sound like a native speaker.
I’ll never wrap my head around the appropriate time to say "you know what?"
¨ No.419  >>427, >>429
>>412
>there is no concept of "private" and "public" mind to most Westerners.
It’s hard for me to imagine it.
I don’t know if I want to live that way.
I think I’ve never had an urge to show off my true self to everyone I meet, and tatemae culture helps me a lot to hide my true self from strangers irl.
But most people in the West think it’s desirable to have their true selves judged by random strangers irl?

>Honne and tatemae
Honne and tatemae make people prone to suspect anything politely said comes from tatemae.

In situations where people are supposed to say their honne to get to know each other, some people like acting rudely and I feel like I’m forced to make up another fake self of me to look like I revealed "myself".
It’s similar to some imageboards where there are people who think only rude bigoted posters are honest and everyone else is a hypocrite.

>the Japanese ideal seems to be a balance between roles and self.
I think so too.

>I wonder how you learn about this ideal
My current strategy is to play undemanding roles, but I don’t know this is ideal

¨ No.421  >>428
>>409
>二维世界
I don’t know well about Genshin.
Is it a Genshin term?

¨ No.426  >>439
>>414
>that disrupting order or not being voluntary to reach a consensus
So the trick is to isolate yourself to where you don't have anymore obligations.
I wonder how much a Japanese person has to be pushed into the minority before they say "Screw it. I'd rather die alone than deal with you people."

Thanks for explaining, it makes more sense.
What you describe is something I've never experienced.
I'd immediately rather be a garbage human in the eyes of those pressuring me if it isn't fair.
Very "hands-off" society in the US.
In fact, depending on your spawn zone it's expected that you'll screw other people over.


>Sometimes I wonder if I should say them to sound like a native speaker.
You could say them, but you could also sound better than a native speaker by forgoing them.
It shows a confidence in your words. The same could be said by forgoing cuss words.

¨ No.427  >>441
>>419
>the West think it’s desirable to have their true selves judged by random strangers irl
空気 (reading the room, right?) isn't as emphasized in the general public, the lower classes.
The amount of naivety depends on your spawn and skill tree I guess.

>never had an urge to show off my true self to everyone I meet
Yeah, it's a weird one. You're smarter for not having this urge.

Maybe that which defines the self is easier to share.
It's fun to rock the boat basically, a complete opposite disposition from the confucian "sacrifice yourself and silence yourself for the greater whole."
It's like having a painting, no matter how pretty or bland, and you just want to paint more and more on it, or chip more and more away for Truth, Perfection.
I am reminded of this dialogue (you'll get the gist after a minute):
https://youtu.be/b-U_I1DCGEY?t=773

Or this guy:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein
Toward the end of Wittgenstein's life, he sat everyone close to him down and confessed all of his sins, no matter how uncomfortable and no matter how little.
It's like a plot change where the background character reveals themselves a part of a secret faction of schizophrenics and it makes life interesting.

One final link. A chorus that encapsulates that urge/tendency to push the envelope:
https://youtu.be/4Rp9xmJI2D4
> But I learned fast how to keep my head up, 'cause I
> Know there is this side of me that
> Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot, and just
> Fly the whole mess into the sea

¨ No.428  >>441
>>421
My mistake, it's 二次元, not 二维世界
Both roughly translate to "2nd dimension world" I think, but I was wrong about the hanzi.


The term refers to anime, videogames, internet in general.

Here's where I read about it:
https://scholars-stage.org/why-chinese-culture-has-not-conquered-us-all/
> Chinese would call Genshin Impact part of the “Second Dimension” (二次元). This “Second Dimension,” meant to contrast with the “three dimensional” world of everyday life, is the Chinese catch-all term for anime, manga, and all video games, merchandise, cosplay outfits, music videos, and live gatherings inspired by the anime aesthetic. What Harry Potter is to American millennials, these Japanese stories are to Chinese youth today. China is the largest market in the world for this stuff—and consequently, a host of copy-cat Chinese animation studios and video game companies sprouted up to cash in on the windfall. Industry leaders in Japan have viewed this development with trepidation. On the one hand, working with these Chinese companies promised rich profits. On the other, not a year went by without some prominent Japanese executive or animator warning that their Chinese competitors were on the cusp of creating “2D” products equal to their own. If not the realization of this future, Genshin Impact, as successful in Japan as it was in China, should have been its herald.

Chinese youth say the 2nd dimension is superior to IRL.
I will tentatively agree.

¨ No.429  >>441
>>419
>people prone to suspect anything politely said comes from tatemae.
>In situations where people are supposed to say their honne to get to know each other, some people like acting rudely and I feel like I’m forced to make up another fake self of me to look like I revealed "myself".
Masks upon masks...
I would've never guessed this was a thing. It's interesting seeing how honne/tatemae actually works irl.
Japanese culture seems terrifying. I feel second-hand suffocation reading your experiences.


>to play undemanding roles, but I don’t know this is ideal
You just need to embrace the schizophrenic parts of yourself and become the main character you were meant to be.

Unless you had something else in mind.
What would be the ideal?
¨ No.439  >>447
>>426
>I wonder how much a Japanese person has to be pushed into the minority before they say "Screw it. I'd rather die alone than deal with you people."
This reminded me of a kind of online buzzword in Japan the "人間関係リセット" (resetting human relations) habit, the habit of abandoning one’s all current relationships.
Something like quitting one’s job suddenly or deleting all contacts on one’s phone impulsively.
I think this buzzword implies a considerable number of people here never choose to confront others and they kept silencing themselves to the extent that they feel they can’t take it anymore.

¨ No.441  >>445, >>446, >>517
>>427
I’ve heard people in US often have small talk with complete strangers.
Do you or strangers around you often share each other things that define you or them, for fun?
That sounds a little scary to me.


>>428
>二次元
I see what you mean!
This is a Japanese word and I suppose it was imported into Chinese as a loanword.

I think it’s natural to love comfy imaginary worlds while suffering in the real world.


>>429
>I feel second-hand suffocation reading your experiences.
I’m really glad that my English skills improved to such a point.


>You just need to embrace the schizophrenic parts of yourself and become the main character you were meant to be.
Thank you!
¨ No.445  >>450
>>441
> I’ve heard people in US often have small talk with complete strangers.
> Do you or strangers around you often share each other things that define you or them, for fun?
Today I walked along a beach and a stranger came up, asked about the shells I collected (had a plastic bag full of them) and then they shared how they're searching for some too, that near the parking lot all the good shells are already taken.
How they're a local, that their kids go to X school, asking where I lived around here and they've been here for ~18 years and thinking of walking toward the end of the beach.
I even knew where they lived since I take varied bike paths.
It was an interaction that lasted around two minutes, and a perfect example of what you're asking about I think!

Another example earlier this week, like 4 days ago, was a crosswalk lady, the job where you help kids cross busy streets.
I'm not sure if that's a thing in Japan – school was getting out around that time though and I was waiting there to cross.
I ended up talking to her about simple stuff like the weather, and she waved to a huge truck, apparently knowing the driver inside.
There was an inconveniently placed "development" warehouse behind us, on the road leading up to the intersection I wanted to cross.
Development as in business pertaining to construction, concrete, housing, etc.
And so she talked about them and she always observes how the truck drivers can't get to the warehouse because the road leading up to the intersection is clogged, and people rarely let the driver take the left into the facility.

I don't think this second story fits the bill of 'sharing stuff that defines you' but I still share it because I realize, depending on where you live, these day-to-day interactions don't usually happen.

For what it's worth, usually I don't engage with other people but yeah, to answer your question, some people in the US love small talk and don't feel awkward about striking up conversations.

¨ No.446  >>451
>>441
> This is a Japanese word and I suppose it was imported into Chinese as a loanword.
That sounds right to me, thanks for letting me know.
I didn't know it was a Japanese word, but that makes a lot of sense.
Japan needs to watch out... China and bilibili may take over the soft-power monopoly Japan has over the hearts of youth...

> I’m really glad that my English skills improved to such a point.
Yes your written English is great, I haven't read anything that seemed off...
Yet.

It must be a novel experience, to talk about Chinese through a second language
You can totally dunk on me for being a monolingual smolbrain though

¨ No.447  >>452
>>439
> This reminded me of a kind of online buzzword in Japan the "人間関係リセット" (resetting human relations) habit, the habit of abandoning one’s all current relationships.
> Something like quitting one’s job suddenly or deleting all contacts on one’s phone impulsively.
しまったーー!
私は気がついた。
人間関係リセットをやりました。
Feel free to correct any mistakes!


Have you done a reset before? Does "人間関係リセット" imply making new relations afterward?
Because if so then my reset may be incomplete.


The bittersweet after-effect of 'resets' is how life-long relationships are that much harder to find.
One thing I'm vaguely aware of in East Asian culture broadly is that you generally keep in touch with people even from grade school.
Like you develop life-long relationships? Maybe not anymore in Japan, I wouldn't know.
That's not a thing here. I don't talk to anyone I used to know, especially from school, even if I live in the same area.

And the appeal of life-long relationships is that feeling of "so this is where I belong." maybe. I wouldn't know.

¨ No.450  >>461
>>445
Thank you for sharing your experiences!
I might be scared to go out if I was in US.

I have pretty much no experiences of having casual conversation with strangers just for fun.
I aggressively avoid places or irl activities where I’m highly likely to experience it though.

>depending on where you live, these day-to-day interactions don't usually happen.
I think so too.
People in some areas in Japan (such as Osaka) are said to be more talkative than people from other areas in Japan.

¨ No.451  >>462
>>446
I’m preparing for such future by gravitating towards them.
I’ll be poised soon to read doujinshis in Chinese.

>It must be a novel experience, to talk about Chinese through a second language
Absolutely yes because I have no foreigner friends irl.

¨ No.452  >>463
>>447
>人間関係リセットをやりました。
Oof! Is it popular there?

>Does "人間関係リセット" imply making new relations afterward?
I think no

>Have you done a reset before?
>One thing I'm vaguely aware of in East Asian culture broadly is that you generally keep in touch with people even from grade school.
>And the appeal of life-long relationships is that feeling of "so this is where I belong." maybe.
Not everyone but many people here seem stay in touch with more or less school friends.
Is it rare there?

I have some friends from my junior high school. But in front of them I can no longer be as honest as I used to be as a teen. Meeting with them like once a year sometimes gives me a similar feeling to being awkward in a family reunion.
¨ No.461  >>486
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>>450
>I aggressively avoid places or irl activities where I’m highly likely to experience it though.
It's reasonable to want to avoid such things.

Although I'm used to it, there's still that residual, "Uhhhh" feeling – then you think about if you messed up, and then realize it won't necessarily matter since it's unlikely you'll run across them again.
Guess that's an appeal of small town living, you get to slowly run across everyone.
In fact, that's what I liked about playing Zelda (like Windwaker) – that feeling of a small town.
You know?

¨ No.462  >>486
>>451
>I’ll be poised soon to read doujinshis in Chinese

Big milestone! I wonder what title you're gunning for.

>because I have no foreigner friends irl.
Would you ever want foreigner friends?
On one hand, you don't have to worry about all the idiosyncrasies of Japanese socializing.
On the other hand, you may deal with very dense cultural barriers and uncomfortable situations.
All bets are off.

¨ No.463  >>482
>>452
> Is it popular there?
Depends on how schizophrenic you are... but still I think so.
It's hard to generalize because of so many pockets in the US.
I would say... no, most likely.
But I always drifted between peoples and friend groups all my life.
It is easy to drift when you charisma-max and hide everything about you.

But then you realize you spent all this time maxing charisma without realizing what you even want from other people
(I probably lost all the "charisma" I had, if I ever had any, due to current shut-in lifestyle)


> I think no
It's fun this way, sometimes.
It's like you're on the final frontier, which is often mistaken for space or for the deep ocean blue.
The final frontier of the mind, seeing how far one can go.
Maybe float out of your body someday! Mind over matter!


> Not everyone but many people here seem stay in touch with more or less school friends.
> Is it rare there?
I'll still say it's rare, maybe, though I'm not so certain/sure.
I think parts of the US is experiencing what Japan experienced in the 80s with hikikomori - The "Lost Generation"
https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/the-8050-problem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fes15AzSsVk

> I have some friends from my junior high school. But in front of them I can no longer be as honest as I used to be as a teen. Meeting with them like once a year sometimes gives me a similar feeling to being awkward in a family reunion.
Is there a way for you to get out of that situation? I gave up a long time ago, don't even have to endure family reunions.
¨ No.466
『とんでもスキルで異世界放浪メシ』ノンクレジットオープニング│Van de Shop「贅沢な匙」–(YouTube)
>Share anything you enjoyed recently

Lately I've been enjoying making some weird foods.
I made chia seed pudding the other day (using a nut-milk I also made, almond)
It grows on you, though it's more of a slimy texture instead of a pudding texture.


Also I've been learning more about MK-ultra and how it's even embedded into the entertainment we consume.
It's interesting seeing the double-meanings between a show and its underlying intent.

Lately I've been going through https://projecteuler.net/ and that has been fun too.
I wonder if my life would've been different if I took math more seriously.
It was always my favorite subject.
Though perhaps for the wrong reasons.

Also, I think my favorite show this season would be とんでもスキルで異世界放浪メシ

¨ No.482
>>463
>Is there a way for you to get out of that situation?
I don’t know
When I’m at gatherings or parties, I usually never speak unless someone talks to me.
¨ No.486
>>461
I often hear it said that small villages are scary places where villagers surveil each other to maintain their communities and there’s no privacy.

I don’t know if such stereotypes are common outside Japan.

Also I remembered some people say they don’t like to be remembered by restaurant waiters.


>>462
>I wonder what title you're gunning for.
I don’t know!
Probably I should start from looking for good websites to read manhua or something

>Would you ever want foreigner friends?
Tbqh I don’t know what I wanna do with my imaginary foreigner friends.
Probably I’m subconsciously expecting them to introduce something new into my life.

¨ No.517  >>518
>>441
Huh? I don't think so.
We do have smalltalk with strangers but it never gets that personal
¨ No.518  >>519
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>>517
Off course!
¨ No.519
>>518
Whoops 。(*^▽^*)ゞ
¨ No.594
I should mention on this thread too that I'm into Lisa The Painful now
¨ No.665
I watched some episodes of The Adventures of Tintin
¨ No.678
I've been playing an outdated version of Lisa The Painful
¨ No.695  >>702
I've been watching Starcraft 2 casts as well as someone playing Super Mario Maker.
Both are satisfying to watch because it seems like a lot of work to "play" these games.
The mild monotony of it is comforting. Contained.

¨ No.702
>>695
>Starcraft 2
I've never heard of the game and it seems like a strategy game.
Is it different to understand the game?

>Super Mario Maker
Do you watch it to enjoy watching people beat difficult levels?
I remembered Jump King and Getting Over It. (I never played them myself.)
¨ No.799  >>811
NewJeans (뉴진스) 'Super Shy' Official MV–(YouTube)
It's pretty insane how much production is behind these kpop bands.
This was on the front page of youtube (where I'm degen enough to click around like a pigeon pressing buttons for snacks)

Anyway, I just imagine the full on production crew behind these beats.
Like I imagine a team of 20 just getting the quality to perfection, just on the song alone. Not even talking about the video
Anime used to be power among the youth, but Kpop may overtake (or already has overtaken) that throne...

¨ No.811  >>821
>>799
How a host of people are so obsessed with pop songs is beyond me, but yeah South Korea's efforts into pops is astonishing. Probably it's a correct way to make money.

I know Japan has to make money too but mass consumerism is tiring and personally I don't mind if people who love following mainstream move to kpop.
¨ No.821  >>855
>>811
>Probably it's a correct way to make money.
They have a whole government body dedicated to this stuff
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Culture,_Sports_and_Tourism
Soft power is the way to conquer the world nowadays, I guess


It makes me wonder how to develop soft power.
I guess money helps.
>In 2013, the Ministry allocated 319 billion won (US$280 million) for direct support of Hallyu (Korean Wave).

¨ No.855  >>878
>>821
>Soft power is the way to conquer the world nowadays, I guess
I'm a little interested in an Indian movie called RRR.
I heard Nigeria also has a big film industry.
It must be fun if every culture had influential soft power.
¨ No.878  >>886
>>855
It seems this conversation is leading towards making Ikouchan a soft power empire.
We shall begin with T-shirts and hiring a vtuber to become the new ikouchan mascot

¨ No.886  >>891
>>878
I wonder if there is a board that has its vtuber.
In any way it'd be nice if we have more original contents and do something with our mascots and stuff.
¨ No.891  >>894, >>896
>>886
I think most vtuber fans just wait for Twitch livestream or YouTube livestream.

Ikouchan Collective™ can make a YouTube channel discussing imageboard/anonymous forum culture across the world.
Each video can select an imageboard and review it (hopefully SFW boards mostly)

Then there can be videos where it has two vtubers discussing the merits and downsides of imageboards in Chinese.

It's time to import imageboard culture into China!

¨ No.894  >>896, >>901
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>>891
As far as I know,China once had imageboard culture too, but due to the law of real-name system its almost gone now.
A dead Chinese imageboard even had its own vtuber!

¨ No.896  >>901, >>906
>>894
>but due to the law of real-name system its almost gone now.
Sad.
Didn't the regulation help wholesome imageboards prosper?

>A dead Chinese imageboard even had its own vtuber!
I didn't know that at all! Thanks for educating me.
kukuku.fun (ku岛?) would be the biggest Chinese imageboard I've seen, except for Komica.

>>891
>It's time to import imageboard culture into China!
Seems like we should rather focus on rekindling and rejuvenating imageboard culture in China.
¨ No.901  >>906, >>909
>>894
>>896
I did not know China had imageboards!
It makes sense in retrospect.

It would be fun to find a way to rekindle what type of culture they had.
Would have to learn Chinese first...


China is an exciting space to watch, since they're slowly loosening regulations on content & creation with the videogames at least

It would be fun to learn Chinese just so I can play the MMOs that China will release unto the world

¨ No.906  >>909
>>896
>Didn't the regulation help wholesome imageboards prosper?
IDK, because of my bad english,the expression above may completely wrong.
What i called real-name system means that needs your id number and phone number to register an account, all you got is anonymous only on the funky imageboard style front end. this kills imageboard culture imo.
Kukuku and Komica is the real anonymous based imangeboard! which means all of them are illegal on the mainland of China.:(
>>901
You can do it!
¨ No.909  >>922, >>924
>>906
I see.
But Bilibili is legal, right?
I guess there are many forums that look like that?

>>901
Learning Mandarin might be more rewarding for you than I if you are good at games.
¨ No.922  >>923
>>909
If you want to post something, then you need to register
¨ No.923  >>943
Made in Abyss OST 1: 22. Welcome to my World–(YouTube)
I've been enjoying this piece of music.

>>922
What is the Great Firewall like?
I am curious what sites you browse because of it.

¨ No.924  >>933
>>909
>if you are good at games
Ah... I don't know about that.

I was usually average at games–never had as much of a competitive spirit as my counterparts; perhaps to some detriment, as games became less engaging overtime.
It seems the competitive spirit is what gives games some depth.

Would you consider yourself good at games?
¨ No.933  >>946
>>924
>Would you consider yourself good at games?
I'm confident in my incompetence in games. ranpha003
¨ No.943  >>947, >>958
I tried some puzzle hunt today, and it made me feel like I'm the Osaka without any talent of pun jokes.
>>923
Nothing special, just using World Wild Web's chinese rip-off, use 微博 instead of twitter, use 贴吧 instead of reddit, use bilibili instead of youtube, etc...
GFW is a sluggish work, and it blocking you mainly because you're famous in China, even most of the imangeboard can get passed from GFW.
¨ No.946
>>933
Probably a good thing!
You can devote yourself to more meaningful pursuits.
¨ No.947  >>980, >>1000
>>943
All hail the GFW!
Is the 摆烂 movement still strong?

¨ No.958  >>980
>>943
>GFW is a sluggish work, and it blocking you mainly because you're famous in China
That makes me wonder how CCP will react to fediverse if it gets popular among people.
Fediverse is countless social media platforms connecting each other and I don't think it's possible to ban all of them.

>some puzzle hunt
I've never heard of it.
What was it like?
¨ No.980  >>981, >>988, >>1000
1692093131208.png–(80.02KB, 735x300, puzzle1.png) saucenao
>>947
摆烂 are still good! And it just getting more and more powerful! 一时摆烂一时爽,一直摆烂一直爽

>>958
I've visited some of the homepages of the fediverse websites, some get blocked and some don't, so I guess they're probably not that fediverse(?) I don't know much about cybersecurity.
>what was puzzlehunt like
>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puzzle_hunt
In short, you have to find patterns and extract the answers in the puzzles, which can be in different media.
I found a simple Japanese puzzle, can you extract the answer?
¨ No.981  >>982, >>983
>>980
Puzzlehunts sounds like what are called alternate reality games in the west. A bunch of puzzles across multiple websites and videos, sometimes even including real world elements, with each puzzle pointing to the next one and possibly containing clues. Usually they're used to tell a story and/or advertise some media, with more bits of the story being revealed with each puzzle solved.
¨ No.982
1692110372759.png–(40.15KB, 187x160, mascot108.png) saucenao
>>981
You are right!
¨ No.983
>>981
Yes, but Puzzlehunt is more focused on the puzzles themselves, and the answers to the puzzles are almost always English words or phrases.

¨ No.987
いつもの風景–(YouTube)
How to make this the soundtrack of every day?
I wonder how to achieve such a lackadaisical vibe.

¨ No.988  >>989, >>994, >>1000
>>980
I tried figuring this puzzle out for the last ten minutes.
So I looked at all of the Japanese pronunciations of the characters to see if there's a correlation.
I couldn't find any correlation between 図書館 and R through the pronunciation.
[spoiler]But then I realized that every English translation has the letter chosen twice. Temple, School, Library, Station
So the answer I think is T.[/spoiler]

These puzzles are fun, how did you find them?

¨ No.989
>>988
I looked through the source code of https://code.rocket9labs.com/tslocum/tinyib and it doesn't seem to support spoilers.

¨ No.994  >>1012
>>988
You guessed it!
This puzzle from a TV show called 東大王. I found them because the puzzle hunt community shared them.

¨ No.1000  >>1012
>>947
Wow I knew 躺平 but didn't know 摆烂.

>>980
I'm terrible at this kind of puzzles!
I feel like I was better at them in my childhood.

>>988
Sorry! I added the explanation of spoilers of tinyib to the about page. Also I'll modify my source to make [spoiler] available soon.
¨ No.1012  >>1026
>>994
Thank you for sharing it.
If you have more puzzles you want to share I will try to solve them.
My Japanese and Chinese is very, very rudimentary though

>the puzzle hunt community
Do you have a link to this community, or is it for members only?

>>1000
>Sorry! I added the explanation of spoilers of tinyib to the about page. Also I'll modify my source to make [spoiler] available soon.

Thanks, I did not know about the tag syntax.
And no worries, there's no need to add the bracket syntax.
I think the tag syntax looks better honestly.
indeed
¨ No.1026  >>1035, >>1053
1692542762265.png–(8.35KB, 480x350, ccbc1347.png) saucenao
The puzzlehunt game is finally over. And sadly my team is only two meta puzzles away from finishing.

>>1012
Here's one of the puzzles I came across in this puzzlehunt, enjoy it!
>the puzzle hunt community
I'd love to, but the community uses Chinese instant messager like QQ and Weixin, I think that would be a big communication barrier.

¨ No.1035  >>1067
>>1026
>I'd love to, but the community uses Chinese instant messager like QQ and Weixin, I think that would be a big communication barrier.
J-Just slightly.

Maybe one day it won't!

>new puzzle picture.
At first glance I imagine it to be a transposing puzzle.
It requires finding a character that lines up within the strokes.

I will have to give it more thought.

¨ No.1053  >>1055
>>1026
I tried to solve the puzzle but I can't!

>ccbc
I googled the word and it seems like there is a big active puzzle hunt community in China.

>the community uses Chinese instant messager like QQ and Weixin
Given that they are messenger apps, I guess QQ and Weixin require making an account to have a peek at the community, right?
Does 密码吧 on tieba also have something to do with the puzzle hunt community?
¨ No.1055  >>1067
>>1053
>can't solve the puzzle
Hit:This puzzle is about combining Chinese characters into words.
>Does 密码吧 on tieba also have something to do with the puzzle hunt community?
Yes! The CCBC originated in 密码吧, but with the fall of tieba or forums and the rise of social media in China, people are starting to choose instant messaging to share their interests with others.

¨ No.1067  >>1086
>>1055
I can't solve it even with a dictionary!
黑人 and 人工, 黑夜 and 夜工, or 水泥 and 泥工 should make sense, but 水人 or 水夜 or 黑泥 doesn't sound right.

>the fall of tieba or forums and the rise of social media in China
I didn't know 贴吧 is losing popularity.
Which do you use more often, QQ or 微信?

>>1035
You can see 贴吧(tieba) without an account!
https://www.tieba.com/f?kw=%E5%AF%86%E7%A0%81
¨ No.1068  >>1069, >>1076
I spent most of today listening to harmonica music. Really just wasting time.
¨ No.1069
1693691452406.png–(40.09KB, 187x160, mascot102.png) saucenao
>>1068
I know the feeling!
¨ No.1076  >>1077
>>1068
You like harmonica?
¨ No.1077
>>1076
Yeah, I'll probably start learning it once I get a job and can buy one.
¨ No.1086  >>1098
>>1067
As I know, 水人 in China can be thought of as Morphling in Dota2 or any water elemental in World of Warcraft. And 黑泥 can also mean negative emotions because of the influence of Fate/Grand Order in China.
But that has nothing to do with the answer, so please keep thinking!

>QQ or 微信?
QQ for sure, although 微信 is newer than QQ, it is more for office use than on hobbies.
>You can see 贴吧(tieba) without an account!
In the early early days, tieba even had the ability to speak anonymously!(although at the cost of showing your the IP address)

¨ No.1087  >>1088, >>1099
1693944465731.jpg–(3.90MB, 3472x4640, meme trilogy.jpg) saucenao
I collected my /lit/ meme trilogy, but in Chinese translation! (haven't finished any of them though)

¨ No.1088  >>1099, >>1106
goreshit - fine night (telemist's telemix)–(YouTube)
>>1087
Truly formidable culture synthesis in a photo.

I read a bit of the first and the third.
Dropped both in the end, though there are glimmers in the third particularly resonating, and Joyce's Dubliners was far more digestible... that old scallywag...

¨ No.1098  >>1106
>>1086
I made it!!!! ranpha003
黑手, 水手, 手工, 手术,
手术, 学术, 术语, 术士!

黑手 was difficult!

>水人
>黑泥
Thank you for educating me!
I'm not knowledgeable about games. Opportunities to learn about words that aren't in dictionaries are invaluable.

>QQ for sure
I googled if I can make a QQ account without having a Chinese phone number, but it seems like that requires a bunch of workarounds.

>In the early early days, tieba even had the ability to speak anonymously!
I wish I were there!
¨ No.1099  >>1102, >>1106
>>1087
>meme trilogy
I've never heard of that!
Did you enjoy the parts you read?
Seems like there's no official translation of Infinite Jest in Japanese.
Are the trilogy popular in China?

>>1088
Did you read them because of the meme?
¨ No.1102  >>1137
David Foster Wallace unedited interview (2003)–(YouTube)
>>1099
>Did you read them because of the meme?
Partially, probably mostly. The exact reason why I checked out either of the books escapes me now.
DFW has some pretty interesting insights about American living in this interview.

> Some have called irony the song of the bird who has come to love its cage.

¨ No.1106  >>1138
>>1098
>You made it!!!!
Congrats!

>>1099
>Did you enjoy the parts you read?
For me, the meme trilogy shows me three different but unifying faces of modernity and how modern society got to where it is now, and I kinda enjoyed the decent prose.
>Are the trilogy popular in China?
Ulysses is the kind of work we call the literary canon, and the remaining two, whose literary value is yet to be tested by time...
Infinite Jest was only published in China earlier this year...


>>1088
>Joyce's Dubliners was far more digestible...
Maybe I should try Dubliners first, Ulysses does seem too experimental for me....
ranpha003
¨ No.1137  >>1145
>>1102
>DFW has some pretty interesting insights about American living in this interview.
Thank you for sharing the interview!
Seems like I should explore interviews of him since there's no easy way to read his books in Japan.

Considering the length of Infinite Jest, a more than an hour long interview is incredibly shortened and summarized.
¨ No.1138  >>1144
>>1106
>For me, the meme trilogy shows me three different but unifying faces of modernity and how modern society got to where it is now, and I kinda enjoyed the decent prose.
Sounds interesting! I might consider reading them a little if they were not notoriously unfathomable books.

>Infinite Jest was only published in China earlier this year...
I didn't know that and I googled it in Chinese.
https://tianmunews.com/news.html?id=2435629
If I understand this correctly, it took translators more than a decade to translate it?
I guess you already knew about the meme trilogy before the translated version was published.
You were looking forward to the completion of the translation?
¨ No.1144  >>1166
Today I saw one of the most infamous scenes from Infinite Jest, the genius of DFW makes me sick!
>>1138
>it took translators more than a decade to translate it?
It took translators half a decade to translate it, and the other was wasted on the censorship.
And for me, I know Infinite Jest has been at least half a decade. Of course I'm looking forward to the completion of the translation.
But I'm also worried about the impact of censorship on translation, I've already learned the lesson of the new translation of Gravity's Rainbow.
Luckily, Infinite Jest is good.

¨ No.1145  >>1165
>>1137
>there's no easy way to read his books in Japan

It must be nice to go to the library in Japan.

Anyway, it's up to you I hope you don't feel obligated to watch the interview, it is an hour long after all!
¨ No.1161  >>1165
踊り子 / Vaundy:MUSIC VIDEO–(YouTube)
A dance for one.

¨ No.1165  >>1167, >>1171
>>1145
>I hope you don't feel obligated to watch the interview
Thank you for your concern!
I realized I need to slow down the video to keep up with him and I started feeling like I should watch his interviews repeatedly to get his point.

>>1161
I've heard this song before but I don't remember at all why I know this song.
¨ No.1166  >>1177
>>1144
>Today I saw one of the most infamous scenes from Infinite Jest
My sixth sense tells me I shouldn't ask you what kind of scenes they were

>the other was wasted on the censorship.
I didn't take reviewing into account.
It sounds nightmarish to review the long novel that is difficult to comprehend.

>But I'm also worried about the impact of censorship on translation
>I've already learned the lesson of the new translation of Gravity's Rainbow.
You mean the translation of Gravity's Rainbow wasn't good due to the censorship?
I wonder how you notice something is different from the original. You've read it in English, or you indicated there was an old version of the translation?

>Luckily, Infinite Jest is good.
Nice to hear that ranpha001
¨ No.1167
>>1165
>feeling like I should watch his interviews repeatedly to get his point
There is some unique language he uses and it's not as straightforward.
In terms of what value you can extract, I would say you would have a better understanding of the forces which shape the Western psyche.

¨ No.1171  >>1190
>>1165
>but I don't remember at all why I know this song
It looks to be quite popular.
Perhaps it was an anime opening?

I like the cold feeling it gives.
The shots in the music video capture the feeling:
Walking around a closed amusement park, cold and after dark.

It almost feels like an acceptance of how cold things can be...

¨ No.1172  >>1190
Why Korea is Dying Out–(YouTube)
I got baited into watching this video.
Perhaps others will find it interesting


My thoughts: all according to plan

¨ No.1177  >>1185, >>1191
>>1166
>how you notice something is different from the original?
It literally says "Delete X words here". What can I say?
After reading those words, I immediately refunded my money and bought the old version on the second-hand market.
That's where the picture above came from.
The old version has some translation errors, but still better than the new one.
¨ No.1185
>>1177
I guess you could say [DELETE 40 WORDS HERE] and once you go with that, embrace that view, things'll become more interesting.

¨ No.1190  >>1195, >>1197
>>1171
>It looks to be quite popular.
How did you find the song?

>I like the cold feeling it gives.
How cold is it there these days?
Most leaves are still green here but I feel obliged to enjoy walking outside before it gets too cold.

>>1172
There are too many humans, so many problems and uncertainties in the world.
It is really difficult for me to be optimistic about the future of humanity.
¨ No.1191
>>1177
>It literally says "Delete X words here".
I thought it would've been rewritten or reconstructed to pretend that nothing was omitted.

I searched Douban for the book and saw everyone complain about the same thing.
https://m.douban.com/book/subject/30431388/

I knew the word 删除(remove) but now learned 删减(trim and shorten?).

I'm glad you found the good version!
¨ No.1195  >>1234
>>1190
>There are too many humans, so many problems and uncertainties in the world
>It is really difficult for me to be optimistic about the future of humanity.
Perhaps in ten years time we will look back upon these moments of silence, composing these posts, as something to savor amongst the rot and twisted-metal fire consuming all we once knew as civilization.
Whatever happens, it will at least be... interesting


A question cast out for anyone to answer:
Does all of humanity share a common ancestor?
If not, what implications do you think that has?

¨ No.1197  >>1234
>>1190
>How did you find the song?
If I recall correctly, found the artist through recommendations on spotify.
Then from the artist's page, tried more songs until I stumbled across this one

>How cold is it there these days?
Mild. What about you?
Super cold winters, like below 5°C, I rarely experience.


>obliged to enjoy walking outside before it gets too cold
Big downside of super cold places!
Though I would hope one eventually adapts to the sharp breaths...

The cold makes life much more visceral.
When you're used to floating in heat most of the time, it becomes easy to dissociate.
Frankly, I aspire to follow the Zen Buddhist path and completely dissociate from the self.
Living in hotter climates helps toward that end, in a weird way.
The less the "I" exists the easier existence becomes.
¨ No.1234  >>1239
>>1195
>the rot and twisted-metal fire consuming all we once knew as civilization.
Noooooo

>>1197
>If I recall correctly, found the artist through recommendations on spotify.
I see. It is nice that we can casually enjoy foreign music thanks to the internet.

>Mild. What about you?
It was mild here too last week but getting colder day by day!
Now I don't wanna go out without a fleece jacket.

>Super cold winters, like below 5°C, I rarely experience.
Is winter nonexistent in your area?
Have you ever seen trees lose their leaves?

>When you're used to floating in heat most of the time
Is it that dizzying hot in summer there?
I heard air conditioning is very popular in US in contrast to Europe.
¨ No.1235  >>1238
I watched the first half of Mushishi Season 1!
¨ No.1237  >>1252
TVアニメ『うる星やつら』ノンクレジットOP 【MAISONdes「アイウエ feat. 美波, SAKURAmoti」】| 毎週木曜日24時55分からフジテレビ"ノイタミナ"ほかにて放送中!–(YouTube)
eh, sonna...??

¨ No.1238  >>1252
>>1235
What are your thoughts on it thus far?

¨ No.1239  >>1252
>>1234
>Noooooo

>nice that we can casually enjoy foreign music thanks to the internet
Absolutely. It's a nice way to escape.
>don't wanna go out without a fleece jacket.
Had to look up what a fleece jacket was again.
Sounds cold if you have to wear that!
Never owned one

>Is winter nonexistent in your area?
>Have you ever seen trees lose their leaves?
Winter is nonexistent and it's hard to say, I can't really remember. But I don't think the leaves fall off either... I think(?).
Don't really experience autumn as others would, for sure.
Everything is just a constant haze.
>Is it that dizzying hot in summer there?
It is consistently around 33°C most of the year
Sometimes it gets old, but it feels like a familiar blanket when you get used to it.
>air conditioning is very popular in US in contrast to Europe
It's a reasonable conclusion given the latitude.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Belt
Without air conditioning, I doubt most people would live in the above "Sun Belt".
¨ No.1252
>>1237
Do you like it?
I've never watched the original or the remake either

>>1238
>What are your thoughts on it thus far?
Nice and calm
I was watching slice of life stuff recently and I feel like I hadn't enjoyed fantasy like this in a long time.

>>1239
>Never owned one
>it feels like a familiar blanket when you get
Unimaginable experience
I don't know which I envy that or I'm happy I have winter

>Everything is just a constant haze.
>It is consistently around 33°C most of the year
I wonder how plants and insects in areas without clear winters know seasons, like when to bloom.
I suppose no winter means no spring.
¨ No.1254  >>1256
1698774622736.jpg–(3.53MB, 2816x2191, cosmoses.jpg) saucenao
I went to some parks to see cosmoses
While they were beautiful, their ephemeral lives made me sad
¨ No.1256  >>1291
>>1254
So many flowers. Do they smell like anything?
>ephemeral lives made me sad
For some solace, each of them live on through their seeds I suppose.

¨ No.1271  >>1292
Solo in Norilsk - Russia's Most Polluted Closed City–(YouTube)
Recently binged this youtube channel.
This one was the most memorable, since I didn't know this area of Russia existed

¨ No.1291  >>1295
>>1256
>So many flowers. Do they smell like anything?
Somehow Cosmoses didn't have scents unless my nose was broken
Bees were smelling them through

>For some solace, each of them live on through their seeds I suppose.
Staring at flowers and bees busily flitting around them makes me overwhelmed with existential questions.
The flowers are going to die soon and I can't do anything to prevent their death.
I wonder if they lived happy lives as flowers or bees, what is an ideal life for flowers, bees and me and what I will think at the end of my life.....

I suspect Mushishi makes me see things like this
¨ No.1292  >>1294, >>1296
>>1271
>Norilsk
I've heard of the town as one of the most polluted places in the world.

I don't think I could stay sane with polar nights or the midnight sun shamiko006
¨ No.1294  >>1320
>>1292
>I don't think I could stay sane with polar nights or the midnight sun
To be fair it's hard to stay sane anywhere

¨ No.1295  >>1296, >>1320
1699766799915.jpg–(57.18KB, 920x613, CLI404.bumblebees.shutterstock_1639600126-920x613.) saucenao
>>1291
>Bees were smelling them through
Bees are objectively one of the cutest insects in the world. I hope you saw a lot of them

>existential questions
Do you believe in an afterlife?

>Mushishi makes me see things like this
Yes, it's a meditative anime for sure.

¨ No.1296  >>1320
>>1292
>>1295
I recall a conversation about Tibetan sky burials and reincarnation.
When I write "afterlife" I mean something distinct from the human experience, like you no longer have a body.
But if you believe in reincarnation, I wonder what's that like and what you hope to spawn as next.
Wouldn't mind being a tree deep in the Amazon in that case.
¨ No.1320  >>1410
>>1294
>To be fair it's hard to stay sane anywhere
There are so many recommended health practices out there.
I don't wanna be unhealthy but it's hard to do all of them

>>1295
>Bees are objectively one of the cutest insects in the world. I hope you saw a lot of them
I love them too but it's virtually impossible to see them in winter because it's too cold for them
Do you see bees in winter?

>>1295
>>1296
>Do you believe in an afterlife?
Currently I don't really believe reincarnation exists as folklore describes
But I think the scientific fact that atoms that used to be part of me could become part of another creature someday is really similar to reincarnation and it's fascinating to me

>I wonder what's that like and what you hope to spawn as next.
>Wouldn't mind being a tree deep in the Amazon in that case.
It must be mesmerizing to live as a tree and pass the long time seeing beautiful animals in Amazon
These days I'm really interested in trees. The fact that we are surrounded by things that can easily outlive any of us is breathtaking
¨ No.1321
I finished Pluto and really enjoyed it
¨ No.1356  >>1395, >>1396
Recently I have been playing The Binding of Isaac co-op mode with my friend
¨ No.1395  >>1399
>>1356
>The Binding of Isaac
I've never heard of that game. Cute characters
I couldn't find much about the game in Japanese. Is the franchise popular in China?
¨ No.1396
>>1356
Sounds like fun I played binding of issac like... 3, 2 years ago? I couldn't get that into it. ranpha003 I'm surprised that it's available in china due to having themes about religion and child abuse. You could be bypassing restrictions idk.
¨ No.1399  >>1400, >>1438
>>1395
>I couldn't find much about the game in Japanese.
Funny, I thought the game was popular in Japan, because the Japanese translation of the game was available a long time ago, and the Chinese translation took ages!

>Is the franchise popular in China?
I'm not so sure, I've been watching tboi's gameplay videos lately and it's now all over my front page as a recommendation, I'm probably too addicted to it to see how popular it is from the outside.

>>1936
>You could be bypassing restrictions idk.
Actually, all Steam games are in a grey area in China.
Publishing games in China requires a licence, but Steam has joined the WTO, so it's legal to buy unlicensed games there, creating a theoretical vacuum.
At least most games are streamable now, except for GTA5, Rainbow Six and so on.
¨ No.1400
1702767830537.png–(40.06KB, 187x160, mascot106.png) saucenao
>>1399
Great!
¨ No.1410  >>1439
>>1320
>don't wanna be unhealthy but it's hard to do all of them
Yeah... been thinking about this a lot.
I think the secret to doing them is to remind yourself that if you don't you will inevitably experience more pain in your life

>Do you see bees in winter?
Yeah, sometimes, not often. More often than not I come across wasps I think.
Guess we'll have to wait until spring.

>me could become part of another creature someday is really similar to reincarnation and it's fascinating to me
Yeah, it's a strange conundrum how if you zoom out enough we're all pieces in one singular system; e.g. all is one and one is all.

>fact that we are surrounded by things that can easily outlive any of us is breathtaking

Lately I've been reading a book about how we can communicate with plants, or that plants can pick up our "bio" vibrations.
Plants and man have been in a symbiotic relationship since the dawn of time, possibly shaping who we are.
One certainly can feel a deep love about it when you think about how, without trees or plants, we wouldn't be alive anymore shamiko006
¨ No.1438
>>1399
>I thought the game was popular in Japan
Popular games seem to vary with the country konata001
There could be many games you know but I've never heard of. I'm not knowledgeable about video games in the first place though

>the Japanese translation of the game was available a long time ago, and the Chinese translation took ages!
That's a shame! I watched an old let's play of tboi and the game didn't look to have many sentences to translate ranpha005
I don't know about co-op mode tho

>I've been watching tboi's gameplay videos lately and it's now all over my front page as a recommendation
Yeah recommendation algorithms love doing that ranpha003
Probably tboi is popular if there are that many videos to recommend
¨ No.1439  >>1564
>>1410
>Yeah... been thinking about this a lot.
I started stretching every day some weeks ago and now I realized I didn't do it this week. ranpha003

>I think the secret to doing them is to remind yourself that if you don't you will inevitably experience more pain in your life
I tell myself every night that staying up late tonight will ruin my day tomorrow. Sometimes it works

>More often than not I come across wasps I think.
Recently I learned that I can come across huge hornets even in winter here too, by actually encountering them

>Lately I've been reading a book about how we can communicate with plants
That's intriguing
I want plants to know I think they are charming
¨ No.1440
I watched a let's play of an RPG Maker game called ib
¨ No.1549
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I ate a Georgian cuisine called Shkmeruli at a beef-bowl fast-food chain. (I took this picture)
It was a limited-time menu item. I heard the recipe was different from actual traditional Shkmeruli but I'm grateful for the opportunity
¨ No.1550  >>1551, >>1555
I'm not having a nice day I need to take a break but what should I do? konata001
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>>1550
I've always wondered about that!
¨ No.1555
>>1550
>I need to take a break but what should I do?
I think it depends on what you wanna take a break from
But I recommend doing something healthy anyway!
¨ No.1564  >>1565
Went hunting for used books and CDs and faced the cruel reality that the majority of what I enjoy reading and listening to is now suddenly "retro" and sought after by collectors, thus awfully expensive and behind the display case But aside of filling my library with a copy of Space Odyssey and finishing the Robot series they had a translated copy a manga I was about to order anyways so I grabbed (read as actually bought!) one as well and ran

Could recommend taking 2 hours of your time in a huge town to scout for personal cultural relics aka books, will do again

>>1439 This above is actually a part of my health plan, I am currently spending a lot of time in the capital city so I dose myself at least 1 hour of wandering daily to
1) make my phone happy for walking 10 km
2) unintentionally stumble upon interesting sights, shops and tasteful food (would recommend saving up for that one through )
I live in countryside so I usually spend this hour working or walking in the nearby forest instead.
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>>1564
That makes sense!

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