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No.41  >>54, >>1566
How are you today
¨ No.43
🤗
¨ No.54  >>188, >>189
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>>41
So begins another day.
Fragments of time are ripped up into neat lines and interlaced; in this way one day merges into the next and back. Like dragging your fingers along rope twine.
Bumping into the same threads.

Not that this isn't necessarily a good or bad thing.
It's just time feels less real everyday.

And so the days are spent programming
¨ No.181
😵‍💫
¨ No.188  >>189, >>194, >>195
>>54
>Bumping into the same threads.
The site's just dead, pardner.
¨ No.189
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>>188
>>>54
>>Bumping into the same threads.
>The site's just dead, pardner.
¨ No.194
>>188
D:
¨ No.195
>>188
If you're posting on a site it's not dead. It's only dead when the admin gives up on hosting it. (Which has happened to multiple of my favorite sites )
¨ No.233
I saw a lunar eclipse yesterday.
I felt good.
¨ No.245
I couldn’t sleep well
¨ No.246
I slept well
¨ No.247  >>248
Today was a national holiday.
I chilled out.
¨ No.248  >>252
>>247
What holiday?
¨ No.250  >>253
It was Thanksgiving today. Really great holiday. Even if this year was pretty underwhelming.
¨ No.252
>>248
The day is called Labor Thanksgiving Day. It originated from a Shinto ritual, Niiname-sai.

¨ No.253  >>254
The best floats, balloons at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2022–(YouTube)
>>250
I’ve never experienced anything related to US Thanksgiving irl.
You saw a parade like this and ate turkey?

¨ No.254  >>259
>>253
No parade, that's just a New York thing. I got together with family and had a big feast and played some games. It was fun, but right now I need less family time, not more.
¨ No.259  >>260
>>254
>that's just a New York thing.
I didn’t know that
>big feast and played some games
Sounds fun!
>need less family time
Wasn’t Christmas another family time in US?
¨ No.260  >>261
>>259
>Wasn’t Christmas another family time in US?
Yeah, not really looking forward to it.
¨ No.261
>>260
I wish you a Merry Christmas with as little family time as possible!

¨ No.266
I ate natto today and feel good
¨ No.271  >>275
I hung out online with my close friends on Christmas Eve and felt happy!
¨ No.275  >>288
I'm fine today. been listening to the umineko OST

>>271
glad you had a good time
¨ No.288  >>311
>>275
Good to hear you are fine!
I know nothing about Umineko.
Is it known for a good soundtrack?
¨ No.311  >>318
>>288
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ToiMsZPAOs
I'm not sure if it's known for its soundtrack, but I thought it was relatively popular among visual novels
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umineko_When_They_Cry

¨ No.313  >>319
いつもの風景–(YouTube)
I've decided to make ikouchan the last forum I engage with
let's see how long I last. migrated from kind.moe

¨ No.318  >>325
>>311
Listening to soundtracks without even knowing the plots feels strange but fun

>I thought it was relatively popular among visual novels
I think it is! I’ve never been into visual novels but the title sounded familiar to me.
¨ No.319  >>325
>>313
I hope you stay long!
¨ No.325  >>327
>>318
If you have some time you may enjoy it.
The themes are something I find myself reflecting upon randomly.
Plus it just has a nice vibe.
Let's make ikouchan aristocratic!

>>319
Thanks. I like how slow it is here.

¨ No.327
>>325
>I like how slow it is here.
Thank you! I don’t like to rush!
¨ No.356  >>363
I think I'm going to take a break from internet for a bit
じゃね

¨ No.363  >>366
>>356
See you again!
¨ No.366  >>367, >>376
>>363
I don't know if it'd be appropriate to say ただ今 but ikouchan is basically a home to me now :^)

¨ No.367  >>376
>>366
aaahhh it's ただいま not that. I would delete this post but I forgot to set a password so I cannot delete

¨ No.371  >>376
In other news, I tried quitting imageboards or other social media for a bit (primarily forums) but found myself bored or maybe didn't put up much of a fight.
in fact I wrote a whole series analyzing why I use imageboards (though has a morose tone at times): https://ico.codeberg.page/

maybe will develop imageboard software, seeing as my analysis hasn't convinced me to stop using forums... may as well make something about them (for a sense of closure or something)

And although all of this thought originates from kind.moe I don't think I'll browse there anymore because I feel like an outsider there tbqh

¨ No.376  >>391, >>393
>>366
>>367
おかえり!

>>371
I pretty much quit visiting Japanese boards, but talking with people abroad is fun.


>maybe will develop imageboard software
That’s awesome!
If I tried it I would get distracted and give up before accomplishing it.

>I feel like an outsider
It always happens to me, not only on forums but anywhere.

But I think anyone is an outsider on anonymous boards and we visit imageboards for such fairness.
¨ No.391  >>396
>>376
>I pretty much quit visiting Japanese boards, but talking with people abroad is fun.
Why did you quit?
>It always happens to me, not only on forums but anywhere.
Is it due to a distance in how you think? I'm curious what you think the source of your alienation is everywhere you go.
When I go to a supermarket or a convenience store I just accept things as they are, if that makes sense. I do not know if your feeling of alienation persists when you visit such places.
When I think about my own alienation, I think it's due to two things:
1. A strange deterioration of common culture eclipsed by corporate America, and accelerated by the divergent demographics here
2. Trying to fit into a group is painful, especially if you don't think about what you're getting out of it, why bother with it, and more often than not the deal isn't worth taking.

>an outsider on anonymous boards and we visit imageboards for such fairness
I agree with that. The appeal of imageboards is the ability to stand on your individuality and not let anything else define you.
It's also one of the most minimal Social Contracts ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_contract ) you'll come across: just follow the imageboard's rules, and that's it. You have nothing else expected out of you.

The inability to define one's social contract to others is a primary source of pain, I find.

¨ No.393
>>376
>おかえり!
Thanks!

¨ No.396  >>411
>>391
>Why did you quit?
It’s easier on foreign forums to find someone who have very different experiences from mine.
Even if they think their life is bland, their life sounds intriguing to people in the distance, such as me.


>I'm curious what you think the source of your alienation is everywhere you go.
Tbqh I often deliberately alienate everyone.
I’m doomed to be unable to fully trust anyone.
I’m afraid that anything I do irl can be exploited by someone to make an accusation against me or to define me for their convenience.
I feel safe by being unknown or unfathomable to others irl so that people can’t define me.
Anonymous boards are the only places I can interact with people while being myself.

¨ No.411  >>413
>>396
>Tbqh I often deliberately alienate everyone.
>I’m doomed to be unable to fully trust anyone.
>I’m afraid that anything I do irl can be exploited by someone to make an accusation against me or to define me for their convenience.
>I feel safe by being unknown or unfathomable to others irl so that people can’t define me.

I suppose this sort of outlook attracts those that use obscure imageboards.
One may alienate people not only because of an inability to trust, but also because it seems hard to "fit" someone into one's life.
With imageboards, one can come and go on your own terms. With irl people, one finds obligations waiting with every connection.
And the worst part is that one may uncomfortably realize that, whoever the irl person may be, there's no way to "fit" anymore.
No common interests, or goals, or even shared attitude!

"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free." – Arthur Schopenhauer
¨ No.413  >>430, >>431
>>411
>it seems hard to "fit" someone into one's life.
>there's no way to "fit" anymore.
Relatable a lot.


I can’t handle many relationships.
In the beginning it seems nice to find someone who share common interest irl, but over time it becomes a burden to maintain the relationship, especially when I start losing interest I used to have.
I don’t want to force myself to ""enjoy"" something I’m not really interested in anymore, only to clarify I’m not neglecting someone who used to share common interest before.
Meanwhile on anonymous boards, I can reset my definition anytime.

>A man can be himself only so long as he is alone
The problem is, it’s not that we want to be exiled from society or civilization.

¨ No.430  >>437
>>413
>something I’m not really interested in anymore
What are some things that you've lost interest in over the years which caused strained relations?
What immediately comes to mind for me would be videogames, but I'm curious if there's something else.
>that we want to be exiled from society or civilization
Society is just too convenient...
There's something satisfying about autonomy though.
If you had your own food source, water source, simple tools, a frugal internet connection or radio in the colder months.
Building your own cabin.
Your own electric circuits, transformers, servos, little prairie buggy.
Making a lab to explore chemistry, a smelting area to make your own swords, LARPing as a medieval blacksmith and then as a grey sorcerer from years past.
No more need for obligations or money.

¨ No.431  >>437
>>413
>I can’t handle many relationships.
Relationships require too much upkeep (especially in Japan it seems), so it's understandable you're careful and selective. Please don't die from exhaustion!

¨ No.437  >>456
>>430
>What are some things that you've lost interest in over the years which caused strained relations?
I’ve been avoiding having such consequences so I hardly experienced them, but there were times I could’ve had them.

I’ve made a Twitter account to post my drawings and got a few mutuals who also draw the same stuff I often drew. It’s popular in Japan to have meetups of amateur artists who draw characters from the same anime, but such real life relationships seem too much for me. I ended up neglecting my account when I ran out of ideas to draw for the account.
If I had joined the irl community, I guess I would’ve ended up feeling awkward.

Also, Some years ago I was interested in vtubers for a little while. But I never talked about that to anybody irl because I knew I would get bored of them soon.

People who share the same interest don’t mean people who share the same mindset or personality.
Nevertheless there might be no problems if I had the ability to deliberately drift away from people who no longer share interest though.


Plus, I usually consume things or have hobbies for escapism. I’m afraid that introducing them into my real life may ruin the charm.


>>431
Thank you!
¨ No.456  >>469
>>437
> People who share the same interest don’t mean people who share the same mindset or personality.
A salient insight.
But even if you find someone with the same mindset, there's always that risk of it ending, right?

Do you ever feel like spending all that time with those in your past was a waste in the end, since they're no longer around?

I'm mulling over how much to invest into people...
Spending time with someone is an investment... isn't it?
When I think about all that time spent with people I no longer speak to, I wonder, "what was the point?"

Maybe the experience was enough. I can't say, really. Confused about it.


> afraid that introducing them into my real life may ruin the charm
Yeah, same, it seems to infect the hobby with chaotic reality if you take it out of its bubble.

By the way, are these emojis your drawings? They're awesome. Do you still draw a lot?

¨ No.467  >>468, >>470
Also, I recently made and deleted a thread on kind.moe about social contracts -- if by chance that thread offended you admin, I'm sorry for that

¨ No.468  >>470
>>467
btw if you no longer desire to interact with me, feel free to delete all of my posts

¨ No.469  >>476
>>456
>But even if you find someone with the same mindset, there's always that risk of it ending, right?
>Spending time with someone is an investment
I agree. Choosing someone to invest time in is the same as choosing a stock to invest money in.
That’s always a gamble. No assurances.


>Do you ever feel like spending all that time with those in your past was a waste in the end, since they're no longer around?
>When I think about all that time spent with people I no longer speak to, I wonder, "what was the point?"
It’s precious to spend time with friends if you actually enjoyed it.
And it’s also precious to spend time with online anonymous friends.


>By the way, are these emojis your drawings?
Yes I drew and painted all of them.
I only draw for this website these days.

¨ No.470  >>477
>>467
You can be relaxed and only need to care about the rules of the board, that’s how social contracts work on imageboards, right?


>>468
Is this reverse psychology?
Your post gave me an urge to back up all the posts.

But Thank you for your kindness!
¨ No.475  >>488
Cake Pop - Black Rum feat. Lewis Grant & Ravenna Golden–(YouTube)
Today I fell off my bike.
Lately I've been reading about how everything starts in the mind first, before it unfolds in reality.
Speech is but an extension of the mind.

So I was wondering what was the significance of me falling off my bike.
What part of my mind led this to happen?

Then I realized this song I often listen to talks about falling off a bike.
I listened to this very song earlier in the bike ride.
Usually I listen to it on my bike rides actually, but it finally caught up to me, listening to this stuff.

I know this sounds very schizophrenic, but I am just trying to figure out the meaning behind me falling off my bike, and this seemed sufficient.
One could just say it was simply bad luck, but I find that inadequate and boring.


Suffice to say...
I don't think I'll listen to this song anymore, nor partake in Vicodin

¨ No.476  >>489
>>469
> I agree. Choosing someone to invest time in is the same as choosing a stock to invest money in.
> That’s always a gamble. No assurances.
Exactly!
Perhaps in a distant past the stakes were lower or nonexistent because communities were well defined.
Oh well :-)

> It’s precious to spend time with friends if you actually enjoyed it.
> And it’s also precious to spend time with online anonymous friends.
Once long ago I said to a bunch of friends, "I don't care about good friends. I'd rather have a lot of basic friends than 5 good ones" and even to this day it still rests in their mind talking to me.
I didn't realize it was painful to hear that, or memorable, but it seemed to have been both, for they brought it up in jest last I saw one of them.

The reason I allude to this isn't to dump my past on you, but to establish a point:
I'm not sure what it feels like for things to be precious!

Everything fades away, even our conception of self, something like that.
Though I do cherish this ability to talk to someone from a distant land!

Maybe it's more like, I can't imagine having something precious enough to where I cling onto it, or something like that.
I don't know, it's like if you don't fight for things it means you don't care enough, or something like that. That's the perception.

"He who clings to a joy
Does the winged life destroy
and He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's Sunrise."

Do you have precious friends, people in your life? Or maybe, I'm asking, do you cling onto things precious to you, or do you let them fade away?
I choose the latter usually.


> Yes I drew and painted all of them.
> I only draw for this website these days.

You spoil the userbase of ikouchan by devoting all your drawing time toward it!
They're awesome drawings, honestly I thought you picked them out of the originals or something.
Do you have any lingering desire to draw something more?
You could draw a web comic about ikouchan!


For the first page, you could draw a close up of hands typing on a keyboard.
The next panel would be a fan in the corner, with an appropriate poster above it, (like Ghost in the Shell)
The bottom panel would be a fish-eye lens of the MC's room, with the MC closing their laptop.

Through out there's a dialogue quoted from the forum:
"It's not that I hate people or anything like that. In fact, they make me quite happy."
"I just can't stand the goodbye part. It makes me wonder why even say hello."
"So that's why I'm here. I don't have to say goodbye, or hello. And that's everything to me."


Then the MC says, "That was the last message I received."
And the MC is walking with a friend, and the friend says, "Okay, okay, wait a moment. Start from the beginning."

¨ No.477
>>470
> You can be relaxed and only need to care about the rules of the board, that’s how social contracts work on imageboards, right?
Yes, I was just alluding to how people on kind.moe didn't take kindly to what I wrote, but it sounds like you didn't even see the thread.

> Is this reverse psychology?
> Your post gave me an urge to back up all the posts.
> But Thank you for your kindness!
Oh, I just wanted to give you an option in the event you were one of the posters who did not like that thread I wrote on kind.moe
The last thing I want to do is hoist obligations anywhere especially on more obscure forums.
I operate under the social contract of, "Come and go as you please" which is fitting for anonymous imageboards; no obligations

¨ No.488
>>475
>Today I fell off my bike.
Take good care of yourself!


When it comes to assessing incidents or errors and preventing them from happening again, Japanese people are somehow partial to an improvement model called PDCA.
I don’t know why this model is disproportionately popular in Japan compared to other improvement models, but people here seem to try to apply PDCA to everything.

Anyway, I don’t think it’s preposterous to ponder on the cause of incidents in daily life.
It’s fun to do trial and error with little things.


>this song
What is this song and video?!

¨ No.489
>>476
>You could draw a web comic about ikouchan!
I wish I were that quick.
I’m not professionally talented at drawing and it takes me so long to draw even one comic panel.
I may be able to draw a very simple comic, but still it will take me a while.

¨ No.520  >>521
I am doing great. ;)
¨ No.521
>>520
Nice!
¨ No.524
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I saw many cherry blossoms. I feel awesome

¨ No.545
Cherry blossoms are almost gone. I'm sad

¨ No.674  >>760
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Hydrangeas make me feel nice
¨ No.760  >>770
>>674
Do you take these photos with a phone or a camera?
I was thinking of digging deeper into photography.

¨ No.770  >>775
>>760
>Do you take these photos with a phone or a camera?
I use my phone! I don't have any professional camera.

>I was thinking of digging deeper into photography.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I was able to take cool pictures too.
I'm not remotely knowledgeable about photography, but I think I need to start from deciding what I want to photograph, like closeup or something far or fast moving objects, so that I can choose a correct camera. But I can be wrong.
¨ No.775  >>786
>>770
Surprised at the high definition for a phone.
I didn't know phones come in 4k.

I am curious if there's a feeling of magic when you make a good photo.
Looking at youtube videos, there are a couple of knobs you can turn to change it into something else entirely. Pretty neat.
It's funny coming from an escapist: the world outside can seem so boring. Maybe photography would change that perception.
I will find out one day if it's the case... one day...

¨ No.786  >>800
>>775
>there are a couple of knobs you can turn to change it into something else entirely. Pretty neat.
I can't even handle the built-in app on my phone for editing images. Exposure, brilliance, highlights, contrast, saturation, vibrancy…
I guess I need heuristics.

>I am curious if there's a feeling of magic when you make a good photo.
It must be satisfying once you finally manage to learn how to use all the knobs and employ all your knowledge in your pictures.

>the world outside can seem so boring. Maybe photography would change that perception.
I like to learn about ordinary animals, insects and plants. Even when I'm at home, I can enjoy trying to identify what birds are chirping outside.
Photographing birds must be hard even if I buy a professional camera tho.
¨ No.800  >>887
>>786
>I like to learn about ordinary animals, insects and plants. Even when I'm at home, I can enjoy trying to identify what birds are chirping outside.
Maintaining this sort of curiosity is something I'd like to steal
May be a fun idea to make an online scrapbook or a casual personal taxonomy book of all the things one comes across—picture attached to each insect, tree, bird, of course

¨ No.808
When I deny I exist and let go of all of my past and future it's pure existence
Waiting for the taxi to cross Rainbow Road, drop some DMT to see the demigods above
May we all have Mushroom Hut lodging, Grapevine shoelaces and Bubblegum backpacks

¨ No.887  >>890
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>>800
>May be a fun idea to make an online scrapbook or a casual personal taxonomy book of all the things one comes across—picture attached to each insect, tree, bird, of course
I really like this idea. But it's challenging to photograph them.
¨ No.890  >>898
Animal Crossing - Rainy Day Theme (10 Hours with rain sounds)–(YouTube)
>>887
Yeah, you're gonna need a professional camera at that point.
I wish I could lend the one I have to you since I haven't been using it lately.
The idea reminds me of Animal Crossing on the GameCube.

¨ No.898  >>900
>>890
>I haven't been using it lately.
You don't use it? That's a shame. I'm interested in wild alligators or skunks or opossums near your house

>The idea reminds me of Animal Crossing on the GameCube.
Like how? I've never played the franchise.
¨ No.900  >>913
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>>898
>interested in wild alligators or skunks or opossums near your house
Next time I go to the park I will see if I can snap some photos of wildlife to share.

>Like how? I've never played the franchise.
I would be curious what games you played within Nintendo consoles if you skipped Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing has a lot of collection mechanics.
You can collect seashells, fish, bugs, and songs, clothing, games.
So the idea is the same in that respect: creating catalogues, effectively.

¨ No.913  >>920
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>>900
>Next time I go to the park I will see if I can snap some photos of wildlife to share.
I'll be happy with any animal, plant or insect. ranpha004

>I would be curious what games you played within Nintendo consoles
I have a 64 and have played Mario, Mario Kart and Kirby.

>Animal Crossing has a lot of collection mechanics.
I met this grasshopper yesterday and took this picture! I didn't collect her tho
¨ No.920  >>931
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>>913
Is that really a grasshopper? Where are its eyes and head?
It looks so different from what we have over here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romalea


I tried finding the species.
Is it this one?
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/358062-Acrida-cinerea

This was an entry within Animal Crossing, too
https://animalcrossing.fandom.com/wiki/Long_locust

Your enthusiasm for bugs is rubbing off on me.
Grasshoppers look really cool

¨ No.927
Whenever I'm not feeling the greatest, I like to say "I did my best."
I find saying this to help me a lot.
Because usually I feel like it's my fault as to why I feel off.
By saying "I did my best" you at least acknowledge that all you need to do is get through the rest of the day.

Did you do your best today?

¨ No.931  >>948
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>>920
>I tried finding the species.
>Is it this one?
I can't say for sure but I also supposed that it was shouryoubatta!
It's surprising that you identified her!

>Where are its eyes and head?
I tried to take a picture of her face. Can you see the vertically long stretched face?
You can google "ショウリョウバッタ 顔"

>Your enthusiasm for bugs is rubbing off on me.
There must be many astonishing insects in the American continents.
¨ No.948  >>963
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>>931
>You can google "ショウリョウバッタ 顔"
I found this blog
https://www.fujiseishin-jh.ed.jp/field_diary/2012/08/5375/
No clue what it says, but I liked the images.


>Can you see the vertically long stretched face
I see it now. Never seen anything like it!

>There must be many astonishing insects in the American continents
Probably. Never bothered to look for them.

¨ No.963  >>964
>>948
>Probably. Never bothered to look for them.
Sometimes Japan is said to be a safe country where people can walk alone at night.
Some people in Japan love to search for insects at night and I wonder if people in US also do that.
¨ No.964  >>1003
>>963
>search for insects at night and I wonder if people in US also do that
Is this activity nationwide, isolated to rural parts, or does "suburban" Japan have better infrastructure for such activities?
If I recall correctly, Japanese infrastructure is quite inviting with ample lighting and other things.

Over here, we do not have as much integration into parks and nature.
Parks close at dusk around here usually.
Do parks stay open past dusk in Japan?

I don't think people from the US do any bug hunting, but that's just my small sample size.
Never met anyone who liked bugs.

¨ No.1003  >>1010
都内でカブトムシ大量発生!? 「例年の数倍以上」木に異変か(2023å¹´8月9日)–(YouTube)
>>964
>Is this activity nationwide, isolated to rural parts, or does "suburban" Japan have better infrastructure for such activities?
I guess it's a nationwide activity judging from the popularity of rhino/stag beetles in Japan. These beetles are known to be nocturnal.
I think mountainous rural areas have more notable rare insects but there would be many suburbanites trying to find such beetles at their nearby parks.
I heard that more beetles than usual are seen in urban areas this year.

>Do parks stay open past dusk in Japan?
Some of relatively big suburban parks close at dusk but I think most parks stay open at night.

>Never met anyone who liked bugs.
That's a little surprising to me.
Insect hunting is one of the most popular things males do in their childhood in Japan.
¨ No.1010  >>1015, >>1041
>>1003
There are so many of them on each tree...

It's hard to say whether I'm feeling a morbid fascination or genuine interest when it comes to these bugs.
I think acknowledging the existence of bugs is an act of humility in some ways.
Because when you meditate upon bugs, you inevitably wonder how similar one is to a bug.
And whether there are beings that see us as bugs.


> but I think most parks stay open at night
I went to the park today and saw a drug deal.
How are drugs pushed around in Japan?
I wonder if there is a big Medical Industry Culture in Japan where a lot of citizens are on medications.


>Insect hunting is one of the most popular things males do in their childhood in Japan.
This is an awesome culture to have.
In my American experience, you were taught to stay away from nature generally.
I am not sure if it is a universal American experience.


>video
Does the newscaster voice sound "forced" or natural to you?
Drenching in irony, it is very difficult to sound "enthusiastic" about anything in Western culture.
That's another cool aspect about Japanese culture: the unabashed enthusiasm (at least from what I've seen, situated in my far-seeing Internet tower)
¨ No.1015  >>1017
>>1010
>In my American experience, you were taught to stay away from nature generally.
>I am not sure if it is a universal American experience.

There's very little that IS a universal American experience, the countries just too spread out and too diverse for that. Around where I am hunting and fishing are extremely popular, and there's not much closer you can get to nature than going out into it to kill your own food. Though unfortunately I never had the chance to really get into either of those. I'd like to if I ever get some disposable income. Fishing especially, I've done catch and release a few times and really liked it.
¨ No.1017
>>1015
You're certainly right on that.
I think the size of the country is partially why psyops are so successful and the control order works–divide and conquer under the guise that it's all "together"

¨ No.1041
>>1010
>I think acknowledging the existence of bugs is an act of humility in some ways.
>Because when you meditate upon bugs, you inevitably wonder how similar one is to a bug.
We are not different from bugs once we abandon the anthropocentric delusion.

>And whether there are beings that see us as bugs.
In real life, I'm more attached to flowers, birds and some harmless bugs around me than random strangers who might deceive or assault me.
Super-intellectual extraterrestrials might feel attached to us for living a "simple" life simpler than theirs. ranpha002

>I wonder if there is a big Medical Industry Culture in Japan where a lot of citizens are on medications.
I don't know about other people's medication.
I usually only have annual physicals and biannual dental checkups.

I went to a nearby park at night recently too. I saw a dozen of kids accompanied by their parents search for rhino beetles with their flashlights. And I saw people jogging and walking their dogs.

>Does the newscaster voice sound "forced" or natural to you?
It is a typical speaking way of newscasters to me.
I can't tell if she was faking her emotions but I can say for certain she was not speaking casually or naturally.

>it is very difficult to sound "enthusiastic" about anything in Western culture.
I thought Americans love to express their emotions openly.
¨ No.1042
>Super-intellectual extraterrestrials might feel attached to us for living a "simple" life simpler than theirs
This was a nice thought.
Keeping aliens envious.
"Oh, if only humans knew of galactic taxes..."


>I thought Americans love to express their emotions openly.
On select topics.
Rarely will those in America say, "Do your best!" without inducing some revulsion in others.
Emotional expression has to come from a place of practicality, I suppose.
It's practical to criticize and satirize to get a point across.
It's excessive to cheer others on and wish them well.

I don't know.
I find a lot of emotions nauseating personally.
I don't know why I do, but it's there.

¨ No.1049  >>1050, >>1056, >>1063
For the past couple of days I've hemmed and hawed over whether to create another imageboard.
As I am running out of sites to browse and engage with.
And that's why I think about creating an imageboard, but I doubt that's the answer.
Ikouchan is already more than plenty for my long-winded egregious posts.


I am curious what will be the next source of entertainment, though I find something uncomfortable about seeking content out.

I am realizing, through typing all of this out, that I just need to find something I am passionate about.
Either that or commit to Zen Buddhism.


If you read this far, do you have any passions? How did you find it?

¨ No.1050  >>1056, >>1063
No Halo - BROCKHAMPTON–(YouTube)
>>1049
Following this line of thought I did the NPC thing and googled, 'How to find your passions?' and this blog post came up.
https://markmanson.net/screw-finding-your-passion

I find the concept of
>Your Passion Is Right in Front of You

To be rather compelling.
I even relate to what he says about writing up 2000 word posts no one will read, but I just find it fun to write when I think about it.
Probably because it's about sustaining a vector toward something.
A point to be made. Making order out of the chaotic passage of time.

Are imageboards a passion, or a coping mechanism?


I think the idea here is that I make the website and then find myself disappointed and delete it.


I know that the Japanese have the whole Ikigai thing going on.
Maybe they're onto something... because my default perception is that there's no such thing as Ikigai.
I find it to be a fairy tale, and maybe that's because it allows me to remain cowardly by not seizing the day.

¨ No.1056  >>1064
>>1049
>For the past couple of days I've hemmed and hawed over whether to create another imageboard.
You already have an idea of your imageboard here! >>1043

>If you read this far, do you have any passions? How did you find it?
I think I'm passionate about learning languages. But I don't know why

>>1050
>Are imageboards a passion, or a coping mechanism?
>I know that the Japanese have the whole Ikigai thing going on.
I feel like I don't have my ikigai, if ikigai needs to be something that contributes to others.
Ikouchan is my ikigai if you enjoy it.
¨ No.1063  >>1064, >>1083
1693508189814.jpg–(1.96MB, 4032x2268, 3422.jpg) saucenao
>>1049
>For the past couple of days I've hemmed and hawed over whether to create another imageboard.
Same here. I've been considering opening an imageboard dedicated to naturalism. It would be a place to post nature photos. The drawbacks are that it would be a time investment to maintain the site and that I doubt I would be able to attract any users.
>>1050
>Are imageboards a passion, or a coping mechanism?
They're the only way for me to be able to be myself while communicating with anyone outside of my family.
¨ No.1064  >>1084, >>1091
Rgb–(YouTube)
>>1056
>You already have an idea of your imageboard here!
This is true, though I do wonder if it'd be successful. I think it'd be funny at least

>I think I'm passionate about learning languages. But I don't know why
I would guess it may be due to the payoff?
Learning English allows you to interact with others you never would otherwise, and also unlocks western world content.
I always say learning languages is like unlocking DLC content in our game of life


>Ikouchan is my ikigai if you enjoy it
I do enjoy ikouchan

There's a patient atmosphere: reply when you want.
And the conversations are pleasant and practical.

A main reason I enjoy imageboards so much is how it's isolated from everything else, while still allowing you to fully express yourself.
There's a Latin phrase;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnia_mea_mecum_porto
'All that is mine is with me'

Another translation:
'I carry my everything with me'

We carry all of these things about ourselves naturally, but we have to suppress it often times in real life contexts.

I'm glad I found this place, for however long it lasts.
Thanks for the experience.
ありがとう


>>1063
>been considering opening an imageboard dedicated to naturalism
>a place to post nature photos
It's a good idea. We can have a thread on here.
I have promised to share a photo when I walk in the park and haven't fulfilled it yet.

One thing lovely about nature is that it has this feeling of Eternity attached to it that you can't find in media, games, concrete blocks and road intersections.
Nature is how the world has always been and always will be: observing it can be calming.

>time investment to maintain the site and that I doubt I would be able to attract any users.
Yeah, it can be a lot to spin up a server and keep it running.

>for me to be able to be myself while communicating with anyone outside of my family.
You share the same exact sentiment as to why I like imageboards.
I wonder why it's difficult to enjoy one's self amongst an in-person community.
Another reason I like imageboards is because of the relationships I've made, I found that they accentuated loneliness. Being alone wasn't lonely; being with others was lonely. Too alienating.
With imageboards, you slowly become more comfortable being by yourself in a funny way. Due to expressing yourself, I suppose.


>picture
The patterns on the wing are so delicately constructed.
Did you know that Dragonflies eat mosquitos?
I just learned that a week ago.

¨ No.1083  >>1091
>>1063
You took the picture?
It is difficult to take a picture of dragonflies!

>It would be a place to post nature photos.
It must be an amazing place.
If only I were good at photographing nature.
¨ No.1084  >>1090
>>1064
>I always say learning languages is like unlocking DLC content in our game of life
That's exactly what I feel when I learn new languages!
But I suspect learning anything is like that.
I frequently wonder what it would be like if I excelled at math, physics, programming, music, sports, art or ......anything!

>Omnia mea mecum porto
I'm always surprised how many things you know!

>Thanks for the experience.
>ありがとう
Thank you too for enjoying my place, and providing me with an ikigai!
¨ No.1090  >>1123
milo - monologion–(YouTube)
>>1084
>I frequently wonder what it would be like if I excelled at math, physics, programming, music, sports, art or ......anything!
It's time for ikouchan to evolve into a Renaissance man forum


>surprised how many things you know
In the dredges of my memory the Latin quote hasn't such scholarly basis.
It came from this song from long ago.
Listening to this feels like walking through an overgrown concrete hallway, grungy frost-bitten swamp collected all about.
Usually avoid rap music nowadays...


>Thank you too for enjoying my place, and providing me with an ikigai
Of course
Waiting patiently for the Ikouchan Empire to manifest
¨ No.1091  >>1105, >>1125
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>>1064
Nature is an endless source of content. Every poster has access to a unique environment and can post observations that are unavailable in other parts of the world.
>I wonder why it's difficult to enjoy one's self amongst an in-person community.
Having a name means having a reputation. I don't like thinking about posts I've made in the past. I like how imageboards allow starting conversations with blank slates.
>Did you know that Dragonflies eat mosquitos?
Dragonflies are appreciated for this reason. Notice how the wings of dragonflies have weights. They are used as a counterbalance to help them fly.
>>1083
This was done with just a phone camera. Dragonflies are usually shy but this one allowed me to photograph it.
¨ No.1105
>>1091
>can post observations that are unavailable in other parts of the world.
It'd be satisfying to apply such observations in some way.
A lot can be learned from studying nature and cultivating gardens (which I hope to do with a lot of land someday)
>I don't like thinking about posts I've made in the past. I like how imageboards allow starting conversations with blank slates.
Good point. Interesting enough this does carry negative effects: the more one uses these outlets the more likely one can slip up IRL.
>wings of dragonflies have weights
I never noticed that. It looks like a metal piercing of some sort.
¨ No.1123  >>1146
>>1090
>It's time for ikouchan to evolve into a Renaissance man forum
It sounds like an ideal state of imageboards.

>In the dredges of my memory the Latin quote hasn't such scholarly basis.
>It came from this song from long ago.
I see. Usually I can't understand sung English so there might've been many Latin quotes in the English songs I listened to in my life.
I hope someday I will be able to understand English raps and enjoy listening to them.
¨ No.1125  >>1135, >>1147
1694781160603.jpg–(471.33KB, 1475x1475, Mantis.jpg) saucenao
>>1091
>Every poster has access to a unique environment and can post observations that are unavailable in other parts of the world.
I couldn't agree more!
I'd be happy if everyone on this board were passionate about sharing their pictures of random flowers and insects around them. ranpha004

>this one allowed me to photograph it.
I envy you!
Yesterday this mantis allowed me to photograph it and I was really happy to encounter it!
But it's not so surprising that mantises don't fly away.
¨ No.1135  >>1139, >>1147
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>>1125
I'm going to share with you the rarest scene I saw in the park today: a spider floating on its silk in a tree, so difficult to capture.

¨ No.1139  >>1143
>>1135
Thank you for showing me the hairy cutie
I usually find it difficult to photograph spiders because most of them I come across are small or thin.
I'm a little scared to walk under trees in spring because hairy caterpillars might be floating there

Do you often find this type of spiders?
I searched Baidu for spiders common in China but most of hairy spiders seem to live on the ground.
¨ No.1143  >>1157
>>1139
>I'm a little scared to walk under trees in spring because hairy caterpillars might be floating there
It reminds me that I haven't seen a caterpillar in what seems like ages. Maybe I should pay more attention to nature.

>Do you often find this type of spiders?
No, most of the spiders I've seen are on the ground or on their webs. It's new for me to see them floating in the air like Spiderman.
¨ No.1146  >>1158
>>1123
>will be able to understand English raps and enjoy listening to them.

I think rap is a water-down from the more interesting parts of culture.
It's hard to take rap seriously unless in the context of gang violence.
I don't know, there's been this trend where it's popular to be rugged, "hard" but bad mannered.
I just don't think it translates to a good life.
But since it's cool to emulate rappers people take on these bad traits, drug addiction and other vices.
I recently came across this tweet today.
https://twitter.com/JohnLeFevre/status/1707172630220919287
Lots of death from drug overdose...
¨ No.1147  >>1158
>>1125
I wonder why it's brown.
Does "Praying Mantis" remind of you of the Metal Gear series too?

>>1135
Very cute spider.
¨ No.1157  >>1188
>>1143
>It reminds me that I haven't seen a caterpillar in what seems like ages.
>Maybe I should pay more attention to nature.
I often look around to find insects when I'm out but it's still rare to see caterpillars

>No, most of the spiders I've seen are on the ground or on their webs.
Do you often see spiders?
Some train stations I often use have a raft of spiderwebs.
Plus I feel like I see jumping spiders ( 跳蛛 in Chinese? ) at home almost every week. They are cute
¨ No.1158  >>1159
>>1146
>I think rap is a water-down from the more interesting parts of culture.
>It's hard to take rap seriously unless in the context of gang violence.
I often find the lyrics of English songs too abstract and don't understand them even by reading the transcribed lyrics.
Aren't there wholesome happy raps with easy English?

>Lots of death from drug overdose...
I don't even like cigarettes and I hardly drink. I don't need that kind of freedom.

>>1147
>I wonder why it's brown.
I googled mantises and learned how many subspecies of them are out there.
Some species are said to have more green ones whereas some more tend to be brown.
Also it seems like subspecies in Asia and in the Americas are different. Do you often find mantises?

>Does "Praying Mantis" remind of you of the Metal Gear series too?
I only learned about Metal Gear Solid by watching a let's play several years ago and I remembered the character when I read your post. But I would've been reminded of him if I'd had seen the word mantis in katakana.
It is interesting to realize that I associate the three words kamakiri (mantises in Japanese), mantis as an English word and "ma-n-ti-su" as a katakana loan word with different things.
¨ No.1159  >>1200
1696470701917.jpg–(157.60KB, 1200x675, Fallen_Angel_(Alexandre_Cabanel)_crop.jpg) saucenao
> How are you?

How am I...
Sometimes when I open up ikouchan I wouldn't mind if it was all deleted and a new thread had center stage.

It's the same with photos, videos, essays, timelines and digital trails; it seems better if it was all deleted.
Maybe because most of the information doesn't change one's life today, or there's only so much you can do with it.

Open new channels, build different bridges.

"[...] indifference is the very trait that makes angels weep"

Such is the spawn cast out of heaven


>>1158
>Aren't there wholesome happy raps with easy English?

I don't think so. Essence of rap is "spitting harsh facts"
Being a COLDHEART KILLA!!


>like cigarettes and I hardly drink. I don't need that kind of freedom
Glad to hear you aren't using those!
Being straight-lace sometimes feels like playing nightmare-mode, but the boost in health stats makes it great.

>Do you often find mantises?
Not at all. Are mantises common in Japan?
What's common here is lizards, geckos, mosquitoes and dragonflies.
And toads.

>association differences
It is interesting, and also it makes sense.
Because the context in which you learned each word is different
It shows the dominance in how a word sounds is far more important than its attached meaning, too

¨ No.1178  >>1179, >>1183, >>1201
Very sad today. It’s really starting to hit me that I will never spend as much time as I used to with my brother. And that I’ve ruined my relationship with my younger brother. Reflecting on my life so far, I haven’t been a good person.
¨ No.1179
1696893347018.png–(40.03KB, 187x160, mascot111.png) saucenao
>>1178
Amazing!
¨ No.1183
>>1178
Bummer. Relationships can be difficult.
As well as living with virtue, depending on what you have to unlearn.

¨ No.1188  >>1202
1697018270886.jpg–(2.18MB, 6032x4512, Mantis(1).jpg) saucenao
>>1157
>Do you often see spiders?
If I were to rank the insects I see on a daily basis, I would probably put spiders in T2, behind annoying flies and mosquitoes.
They are all common bugs that can be found at home, and the rest probably have to go outside and be seen.

My computer desk is under the window, so I can often see the critters passing by the window.time to record them!
¨ No.1200  >>1209, >>1210
Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness (Official Music Video) ft. MGMT–(YouTube)
>>1159
>it seems better if it was all deleted.
I feel like the imageboard ecosystem as a whole has a refresh feature by the ephemeral nature of each board.

>Sometimes when I open up ikouchan I wouldn't mind if it was all deleted and a new thread had center stage.
I've been mulling over if I should set a maximum reply limit to threads and make part 2 threads.

>I don't think so. Essence of rap is "spitting harsh facts"
I directly searched YouTube for "happy rap" and I found this song. I don't know if this is a rap but its lyrics seem positive.

>Not at all. Are mantises common in Japan?
You mean you've never seen them firsthand in your life?
I wish they were more common to the extent that I encounter them every year, but probably I can find many of them if I search bushes thoroughly for them in summer.

>And toads.
I've seen a wild toad only once in my life.
They exist only in very rural areas here. Geckos are also rare. Both are cute.
¨ No.1201
>>1178
Sadly it seems natural for people to drift apart as they grow up.
I hope you will stay in touch with your brother.
¨ No.1202  >>1223
1697377775632.jpg–(123.52KB, 755x755, StinkBug.jpg) saucenao
>>1188
>I can often see the critters passing by the window
You can meet mantises just by looking out the window in your room? So cool
You took that picture recently?

>behind annoying flies and mosquitoes.
I'm glad roaches are not T1.
Insects I come across most often would be butterflies, moths, dragonflies and stink bugs these days.
¨ No.1203
1697418467258.jpg–(693.85KB, 1860x1860, sweetOsmanthus .jpg) saucenao
Sweet osmanthus started smelling so nice
¨ No.1206  >>1211
Just went on a run after a long break from it. Feel slightly light headed but over all very good; like I could have kept going for much longer than I did. I'm pretty sure I've been over training my running because I so rarely feel good afterwards. I usually have to force myself to trundle the final bit. But occasionally I'll perform leagues better than usual, like one time I casually ran the longest route I've ever done twice and still felt good at the end. I just decided to do it was because I felt so good that day. I think I'm gonna cut my route down to be shorter or take more break days and see if that helps. I also only do distance so maybe I should mix in sprint days.
¨ No.1207  >>1240
【Original原創曲Demo】今天沒呼吸的心情 | 森森鈴蘭 Linglan Lily & @homesoundmusic #特別企劃–(YouTube)
Recently came across this and was surprised at how practical the lyrics were.
It's interesting how taboo it can be to talk about the underlying market incentives which drive most relationships.

¨ No.1209
Ultralight Beam–(YouTube)
>>1200
>directly searched YouTube for "happy rap" and I found this song. I don't know if this is a rap but its lyrics seem positive
Good example, it definitely sounds positive

I suppose the thing that's hard to find is "happy and wholesome" – the song, for example, may not count as wholesome since the "pursuit of happiness" in the lyrics refers to drugs, parties, women and money.

Depends on your definition of wholesome I suppose.


There's "wholesome" rap and "happy" rap but it's rare to find them together...
"Wholesome" rap is usually sad and "happy" rap is bragging about one's degeneracy

"Wholesome and happy" can be found in rap that has religious undertones for sure though. This song I link may serve as example

The emotional range of most rap I've stumbled across consists of nostalgia, smug confidence, "real talk" I suppose

¨ No.1210  >>1240
1697495561856.png–(156.09KB, 300x397, 300px-Zephos-Artwork-The-Wind-Waker.png) saucenao
>>1200
>been mulling over if I should set a maximum reply limit to threads and make part 2 threads
Ikouchan is fine as it is!
Just my own musings... and its solution calls for something internal I suppose

>You mean you've never seen them firsthand in your life?
Maybe long ago... hard to say.


>Both are cute.
Be careful... it may be a deity in disguise...

I can't think of a deity represented by a gecko, and it's a stretch to say a toad represents a deity by referring to a videogame (pic related, windwaker)
¨ No.1211  >>1213
>>1206
Is there an alternative reality where you give up on running?
Because I did long ago.
Main reason is concern over wearing down joints.
Perhaps if there were fields of meadows to run barefoot on...

¨ No.1213  >>1217
>>1211
I actually do run barefoot, but I can't do it in the grasslands here because of burs. Evil terrible no good plants. I need boots in order to walk out there most of the year.
¨ No.1217  >>1221
>>1213
Very cool!
I wish I had a meadow to run around in–well, I do actually... it is a golf course.
I could run around on the golf course while no on is playing.
Are you worried of injuring your feet?
Perhaps it's time to take up the mantle of running...

¨ No.1221  >>1224
>>1217
>Are you worried of injuring your feet?
My feet are quite calloused after running on concrete and asphalt so often, so not really. I don't really feel any discomfort while doing it. Gravel and rock trails are still quite painful, though I can force myself through them. Burs though, they constantly break the skin no matter how tough you get it. I've gone out barefoot into grassland once as a kid and I learned my lesson, it's simply not feasible. Sandburs can reach up passed my ankles and can easily pass through most pants. Going barefoot into the fields here is a great way to end up unable to walk. Though they don't grow in the woods there's some occasional poison ivy there, along side some kind of thorny vine that sticks up to ankle level with both ends in the ground. A natural barbed wire to trip you up. It's best dealt with by stepping on it to force it down, but I can't do that without shoes either. I really do like being barefoot, but there's so many plants here that make it unfeasible once you go off the paths.
¨ No.1223  >>1225, >>1241
>>1202
>You took that picture recently?
Yes, this is the first time I've encountered this too, I used to see ladybugs or geckos passing by, sadly I didn't leave any pictures.

>I'm glad roaches are not T1.
Luckily I live in the north, but I've heard recently that some poisonous beetles (rove beetles) are invading. It's quite scary.
¨ No.1224
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>>1221
Wow that's pretty neat you've built up the callouses in your feet.
This is the first time I've ever heard of "burs" – as a lowly suburban hermit I wouldn'tve known such names.
Some images online makes them look like Nature's barb wire.
Would be effective to line your fence with them

It sounds you're quite free-roaming around nature whenever you can;
I would be curious if you've dream of taking it further and living as a druid with your own elm hut.
Despite my lowly condition, it's an ironic dream of mine to live in the forest.
Perhaps this condition could be found among other ikouchan members.
...Perhaps this condition immediately excavates upon the first axe-swing.

¨ No.1225  >>1227
1697787785346.png–(197.29KB, 544x293, rove beetle.png) saucenao
>>1223
>rove beetles
They look pretty big.
There were a lot of variations from google images though, so maybe this isn't the correct one.

¨ No.1227  >>1241, >>1243
I've discovered that the air vent in my house is being used as a home by a bird (no pictures, it's full of bird droppings).

>>1225
That's it! I've heard of people being disfigured by it.
¨ No.1240  >>1242
>>1207
You often listen to songs sung in Chinese?
YouTube or Spotify never recommends them to me

>>1210
>I can't think of a deity represented by a gecko
Geckos are called yamori, house-protectors in Japanese.
Also I heard geckos are called home gods in Bali.
¨ No.1241  >>1275
>>1223
>ladybugs or gecko
So cute!

>rove beetles
I didn't know about these insects at all and it seems like they are everywhere in Japan.
I'm already frightened enough by giant hornets and ticks that carry viruses.

>>1227
>I've discovered that the air vent in my house is being used as a home by a bird
Adorable. Sorry for the droppings tho.
What bird? Pigeons?
¨ No.1242  >>1266
>>1240
>You often listen to songs sung in Chinese?
>YouTube or Spotify never recommends them to me
I have to hunt for them, no recommendations either.

>yamori, house-protectors in Japanese
>home gods in Bali
Giving a deity appraisal to the critters around sure makes life a tad bit more magical

¨ No.1243
>>1227
>being disfigured by it.
I wonder if there's a plus-side to being disfigured.
To be the elephant man
¨ No.1266  >>1269
>>1242
>I have to hunt for them, no recommendations either.
I see. Are you interested in Chinese pop songs or eager for pops in as many languages as possible?

>Giving a deity appraisal to the critters around sure makes life a tad bit more magical
True. Some say polytheism played a big role in games like Pokémon

Also I like how Shinto shrines have huge trees due to the animism background of Shinto.
¨ No.1269  >>1276, >>1300
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>>1266
>interested in Chinese pop songs or eager for pops in as many languages as possible?
Both are enjoyable in their own respects
China is particularly interesting due to how foreign it (at least) feels.
Pop songs are also a part of the Hive Mind which is precisely why I congregate here.
Do you feel the heaviness of the Hive Mind sometimes?
>huge trees
How big are we talking? I love huge trees, there aren't enough of them!
There's a forest in California that has huge trees which would be nice to see someday
¨ No.1275  >>1301
>>1241
>What bird?
I think it's a sparrow or a magpie, I don't often see pigeons.

I recently explored a website that allows users to upload their birding experiences, and I didn't know there were so many species living in my area!

¨ No.1276  >>1282
哈基米 林星洛【哈基米 你知不知道我在想你】【HKMG】–(YouTube)
>>1269
>how foreign it (at least) feels
This reminds me of a Japanese song that has recently become popular in China.It's from the anime Uma Musume Pretty Derby, but people have completely misinterpreted the lyrics, interpreting hachimi (はちみ) as synonymous with kittens and using it widely in cat videos.
So heavy the hive mind is.
¨ No.1282  >>1307
>>1276
That was enjoyable to listen to
If you have other Chinese songs you like listening too, don't hesistate to share!

>So heavy the hive mind is.
I wonder if there is room for community in the Internet world.
I've been living as a "vagabond" of the internet for a few years now.
But I'm beginning to acknowledge that having some sort of online community isn't such a bad idea...

¨ No.1300  >>1304
How do you sing a tonal language?–(YouTube)
>>1269
YouTube coincidentally recommended a related video to me.

>Do you feel the heaviness of the Hive Mind sometimes?
I'm not confident that I understand what hive mind signifies when the word is used for humans.
What is the hive mind heaviness I can feel from pop songs?

>How big are we talking?
I said huge but I realized I have no idea what is the normal size of trees

I just thought trees in Shinto shrines tend to be bigger than street trees here
But roadside palm trees in US look so tall. It's hard here to find that tall trees
¨ No.1301  >>1308
>>1275
>I don't often see pigeons.
It's a little surprising to me because I think pigeons are the most commonly seen birds in the world

>I didn't know there were so many species living in my area!
Nice! Did you find any interesting birds?
There are many species of birds in my neighborhood but most of them are shy. I can only hear their singing and hardly see them
¨ No.1304  >>1329
>>1300
Watched the video, thanks for the share

>What is the hive mind heaviness I can feel from pop songs?
It's kinda like the cultural norms that infect people.
Where we all speak the same, act the same, be the same, aspire for the same things, etc.
Get lost in the Stories Of The Week, get caught up in newspapers, etc.
Pop songs are heavily tied into Celebrity Culture sometimes and also are created in a way to cater to the largest demographic possible.
Hence all of the songs about "love" or "romance" or "partying".
I do admit it is an amorphous word, also the way I defined it above isn't necessarily a universal definition/concept

>palm trees in US look so tall. It's hard here to find that tall trees
it's time to leave the big city and take refuge in the countryside... to begin your quest of finding the biggest trees in Japan

¨ No.1307  >>1313
葛東琪 - 懸溺『我主張制止不了就放任,餘溫她卻喜歡過門,臨走呢 還隨手關了燈。』【動態歌詞MV】–(YouTube)
>>1282
>That was enjoyable to listen to
But for Chinese-Japanese bilinguals, it's so embarrassing.

>If you have other Chinese songs you like listening too, don't hesistate to share!
I'm not really into the Chinese pop scene, all I know are Tiktok songs or Otomads/YTPMV from Bilibili.
I like non-vocal music more, maybe I can recommend something more underground.
¨ No.1308  >>1330
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>>1301
>Did you find any interesting birds?
I found egrets living by the river a few kilometers away from my house.
I'd like to go and have a look.
What's the most unusual bird you've ever seen in the outdoors? I've been to Ningxia and seen lots of beautiful birds!
¨ No.1313  >>1324
灯塔–(YouTube)
>>1307
Interesting! The plucks in the song are quite nice

I wonder what the scene is like in Shanghai
(seeing as this is where the artist is from?)
It seems like China is creating super cities with their economic expansions, but I have no clue and could be totally wrong
¨ No.1324
jiafeng - Parinirvana Shoujo [Official Video] | 高嘉丰 - 圓寂少女–(YouTube)
>>1313
>I wonder what the scene is like in Shanghai
I think Shanghai's subculture scene is quite young and vibrant, and young people are very open to trying new things. Maybe a bit like New York in my imagination. konata001
¨ No.1329  >>1409
>>1304
>It's kinda like the cultural norms that infect people.
Thank you for your explanation and I think I got it
It is interesting to see what entertains majorities in foreign countries.
And it's also intriguing to know what contrarians in foreign countries are interested in to distinguish themselves from the majority in their country

>it's time to leave the big city and take refuge in the countryside... to begin your quest of finding the biggest trees in Japan
Recently I learned there are several hundred years old and 20 to 30 meters (60-100 feet?) trees I can go see

It is difficult to figure out how tall the trees are by looking up from the ground though
¨ No.1330  >>1355
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>>1308
>I found egrets living by the river a few kilometers away from my house.
Cool! Water birds like them walking slowly to search for fish are cute and majestic


>What's the most unusual bird you've ever seen in the outdoors?
I've only seen colorful big birds in zoos. So probably a grey heron is the biggest wild bird I've seen closely
It was night and I was unable to photograph it well though (pic related)

>I've been to Ningxia and seen lots of beautiful birds!
Nature must be magnificent in Ningxia
Do you know the names of the birds? I wanna search for pictures of them
¨ No.1355  >>1372
>>1330
>Do you know the names of the birds?
I forgot. It was years ago.
But I visited the birding site I mentioned above and I think I saw Pied Avocet, Great Bustard, etc.
¨ No.1372  >>1393
>>1355
>I think I saw Pied Avocet, Great Bustard, etc.
Agh I wanna see them too
Could you see them up close? Did you hear their voices?
¨ No.1393  >>1419
>>1372
Maybe listened to it at night, but then I was more attracted to the stars in the night sky, you could even see the Milky Way!
¨ No.1409  >>1420
>>1329
>what contrarians in foreign countries are interested in to distinguish themselves from the majority in their country
Sometimes it seems the only winning move is to not play

>are several hundred years old and 20 to 30 meters (60-100 feet?) trees I can go see
That sounds awesome, I would definitely go check that out.
I think one cool thing about Japan is its train system, makes it easy to go explore. If I could envy something, it'd be that.
¨ No.1419  >>1443
>>1393
>you could even see the Milky Way!
That's cool! I can only see a handful of bright stars here
Did you find any constellations?
¨ No.1420  >>1430
>>1409
>That sounds awesome, I would definitely go check that out.
I learned there's a 30 meters tall ginkgo tree at a school in my neighborhood
I've passed in front of it tons of times but I just didn't realize how tall it was.
I walked on a carpet of ginkgo leaves under the tree
Now it completely lost its leaves though

>I think one cool thing about Japan is its train system, makes it easy to go explore.
There are many train otakus in Japan but it would be hard being a train otaku in US
Still, it's also cool to have driving skills. I have a driver license but I don't remember at all how to drive anymore
I guess it's more common in US to have driving skills
¨ No.1430  >>1431, >>1478
Hello friends!
I am embracing the path of the deaf dumb mute.


>>1420
>a train otaku
Sounds like a sublime lifestyle!
Most of the trains in the US are gone
>cool to have driving skills
It is cool, but in my experience it wears off quickly.
I would love to live in a world that didn't need cars, I guess.


re: https://murid.neocities.org/writing_blog Death Machine
¨ No.1431  >>1479
>>1430
>Most of the trains in the US are gone
Their are still plenty of freight trains. I used to live by a track and I'd hear a train blowing it's horn as it crossed the road nearly every morning. Very annoying.
¨ No.1443  >>1480
>>1419
I don't remember. It's been too long!
I just remember the last time I saw a constellation was when I was a kid.
I saw Orion through the information in some study magazine.
¨ No.1478
>>1430
>Most of the trains in the US are gone
When was the last time you saw a train firsthand?

>Death Machine
Road trips are cool but I never drive for fun (or any other reason) because I'm so afraid of having an accident
Trains have accidents too but at least I'm not responsible for the accidents. I might enjoy "driving" if I got a self-driving car ranpha003
¨ No.1479
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>>1431
>I used to live by a track and I'd hear a train blowing it's horn as it crossed the road nearly every morning
That must be loud
I thought US was so huge and freight trains only ran in the middle of nowhere like this pic
¨ No.1480  >>1497
>>1443
>I just remember the last time I saw a constellation was when I was a kid.
I'm also not knowledgeable about constellations
But it's rewarding to learn them if you have opportunities to see them

Iirc you went to a nearby birding site and you saw Milky Way? So you went to see birds at night? konata001

>I saw Orion through the information in some study magazine.
I think I saw Orion some years ago too! Orion is comparatively easy to find and one of very few constellations I may see here
¨ No.1481  >>1482
The cold distracts me. I can't focus
¨ No.1482  >>1483
>>1481
Whatcha gotta do?
¨ No.1483
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>>1482
Smart post!
¨ No.1484  >>1485, >>1532
I've been taking a break from youtube and other video content for a few days
It certainly feels "empty" but is "empty" a bad thing?
konata001
¨ No.1485  >>1498
>>1484
It sorta feels like being the last man alive.

¨ No.1497  >>1532
>>1480
Nah, I had a summer job there for a month. So I had a lot of time to discover nature.
¨ No.1498  >>1499
>>1485
Your feelings don't betray you.
We're few and far between these days.
¨ No.1499  >>1507
>>1498
The Internet feels like speedrunning consciousness evolution

¨ No.1500  >>1507, >>1532, >>1534
When you guys unlock your psychic powers, which one do you hope it is?

I hope my psychic power is to control electricity.

¨ No.1507  >>1509, >>1533
>>1499
Fast-track gnosis.
>>1500
>he hasn't already unlocked his powers of electric manipulation via flexing of the electric body
うふふ アノンくん・・・
By the way, how is everyone?
¨ No.1509
1706159191921.jpg–(862.88KB, 1920x1200, asdgsadg.jpg) saucenao
>>1507
> how is everyone?

The Master came at his right time Into the world. When his time was up, He left it again.
He who awaits his time, who submits When his work is done,
In his life there is no room
For sorrow or for rejoicing.
Here is how the ancients said all this In four words:
'God cuts the thread.'
¨ No.1532  >>1534, >>1536
>>1497
>Nah, I had a summer job there for a month. So I had a lot of time to discover nature
Cool! Since you like greenery, I guess it was the best season to discover nature
Was it hot in the summer?

>>1484
>is "empty" a bad thing?
Recently I learned about dopamine fasting. Probably it's a good thing!

>>1500
>When you guys unlock your psychic powers, which one do you hope it is?
I've never thought of psychic powers much in English. There are many of them!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_psychic_abilities
Xenoglossia is cool. Many people don't bother to be psychics to have this power though

>I hope my psychic power is to control electricity.
What would you do with it? Electricity is like a magic!
¨ No.1533
>>1507
>how is everyone?
I might've been in winter depression for a while
I felt like I couldn't motivate myself well to do anything
But I learned I can get vitamin D by exposing my hands to sunlight, and sunlight through glass is not enough
¨ No.1534  >>1536
>>1500
>>1532
Well I already have some psychic powers according to that list, but if I could have one that's actually cool I would love to become invisible.
¨ No.1536  >>1537, >>1543
>>1532
>Xenoglossia
What do you hope to find in foreign languages that you can't find in your native tongue?
I guess it's the ability to escape into another world...
>What would you do with it?
I would hope that it just isn't the ability to cut circuits when one wants, but to instead "feel" the currents and "see" through electricity–follow the circuitry through each keystroke

Electricity certainly is magic, I say that all the time too–it's a great example to gesture towards when you want to say, "anything is possible and nothing is certain"
Otherwise we'd be still in candlelight and sending letters by hand, which I suppose isn't too bad, though maybe the sentimentality is lost on me. konata001

>>1534
>I would love to become invisible
For some dastardly deeds or to run away?
¨ No.1537
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>>1536
Smart post!
¨ No.1543  >>1546
>>1536
>For some dastardly deeds or to run away?
One after another.
¨ No.1546
>>1543
Being invisible would be a comfy ability.

Well friends, while we all wait for our psychic abilities to unlock, there are still worlds to travel to today.

Here's a recent reading:

Can a man cling only to heaven
And know nothing of earth?
They are correlative: to know one
Is to know the other.
To refuse one
Is to refuse both.
¨ No.1561  >>1562
I finished work and I need to relax. But I don't know what to do. I don't feel like gaming or watching anime though konata001
¨ No.1562
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>>1561
You did nothing wrong!
¨ No.1566  >>1567
>>41
Me and my family had to put one of our family dogs down yesterday
I am still sad and crying about it, a lot more than I thought I would. I feel guilty because he last few weeks wasn’t good, I wish I was there to comfort him more
I’ll miss you Cherokee, I hope you are in heaven
¨ No.1567
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>>1566
Awesome!

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