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No. 358756[Reply]

Does anyone else here believe they have aphantasia? There's not a lot of information about it but it's supposed to be quite common. It's defined as:
>…the suggested name for a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot voluntarily visualize imagery.

If so, how did you discover that you can't visualise images and what are some things you feel you're missing out on because of it? Here's a website on the subject: http://aphant.asia/
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No. 359263

I can "see things" in my mind and I have a good imagination, but I can't visualize text. I've grown quite skillful at skipping through any descriptive language used in books since I'm not gonna have any use of reading what the environment or the characters look like. And while I don't have problems with math if it's just like "1+3x4=?", I struggle if it's in verbal form like "mike takes three apples, how many apples are left" because I can't "see" the actual question in my mind and it takes me a long time to dissect what's going on, and I can't do it in my head alone, I need to write stuff down.

Simple stuff I can do, like "woman with blond hair", but anything beyond that (like "woman with blond hair, narrow nose wearing a silk robe") just results as an image/idea of a generic blond woman with no other features.

I also can't "see" details in the pictures my mind forms. Like I can think about Pikachu for example, and "see" what it looks like, but I can't draw it or describe it. I know the general shapes so I can draw a blob with a tail, but that's because I know it's a blob with a tail, so it's not really drawing what I'm picturing in my head. In my mind I have a very clear image/idea of what Pikachu looks like, but it's impossible to put it on paper, because I can't figure out the details. It's like there's an invisible wall somewhere in my brain. But idk this seems like it's somewhat common in some form, like when you tell an average person to draw a bike they struggle just like me, I just seem to have it a little bit worse and idk if it's related to the problem I have with visualizing what I read.

No. 359287

I would tend to agree with this. I know one or two eceptional people who can vividly visualise outside of dreams but it's different for everyone else I know. My bf gets a vague idea of something based on text or memory that he can see. I can imagine entire worlds from books but they aren't visual, theyr'e my mind filling in the gaps from the text, creating something that feels real. Memoriess are murky. Friend have everything from clear visualisation to murky and blurry images. Brains are all different.

No. 359302

A lot of people posting are very confused about what aphantasia is. If you can imagine things (to any degree), you don't have it lmao.

No. 359308

But there's a scale to it, it's not either or.

No. 359327

It is a scale but people who can visualise anything at all aren't missing out on things like memories or dreams.

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No. 351615[Reply]

This thread is for the discussion of transgenderism / trans ideology from a gender critical and radical feminist perspective. It was originally created by Admin as an amalgamation of the TERF and Transgender threads.

Gender critical and radical feminism define gender as sociological (feminine/masculine) and sex as biological (female/male). Woman is defined as an adult human female. Radical feminists seek to abolish gender as it is used by patriarchy to oppress women socially, reproductively, and financially. They strive to preserve women's spaces (such as restrooms, locker rooms, and health care providers) and areas of artistic and intellectual expression separate from men.

Trans ideology posits that one's gender is self-determined based on one's feelings and defines woman as the characteristics and behaviors traditionally ascribed to females by society. Increasingly, transactivists are conflating gender and sex and asserting that a person can self-identify both gender and sex.

Gender critical feminists strive to maintain the distinction between gender and sex. The conflation of gender and sex erases the biological reality of women, eliminates women-only spaces, and disestablishes women as a protected class. Existing laws and legislation currently being passed around the world allowing for self-identification on legal documents do not differentiate between gender and sex.

The acronym TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism) is used primarily by transactivists and their allies to denigrate radical feminists and other women who express gender critical ideas. Transactivists portray TERFs as violent oppressors by virtue of their ideas alone.

Posts of related news and web articles are welcome. Posts of photos, videos, and blogs of transactivists for the purposes of discussion and critique are welcome. Please refrain from derailing, infighting, and ad hominem attacks. This thread is not intended for the general discussion of feminism, sexuality, misogyny, or misandry.

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No. 359309

TRAs harassed Linehan’s wife because she’s married to a guy whose tweets they didn’t like. No shit other women are hesitant to like his tweets with their real identity attached.

>Why is it that men who pretend to show concern for women are always abusing women or defending criminals behind the scenes?
I think it’s a tactic to seem harmless and get close to women so it’s easier to take advantage of us, but I’m not sure if they do this consciously or if they actually think they’re good allies.

No. 359310

He has been accused of raping and abusing a transman: https://archive.is

Trans activism is basically a sexual rights movement for straight male fetishists. They claim to be lesbians and are therefore the most oppressed. In reality, homosexual transsexuals who are really effeminate gay men are the ones most likely to be killed because they're the ones in prostitution. And transmen who are often mentally ill or have been through trauma and are trying to escape womanhood are abused by these fetishistic creeps in the trans community. It's beyond me how so many people can't seem to see how misogynistic and homophobic trans activism really is.

No. 359319

The irony is that if someone tweeted about the rape allegations it’s them who would be hounded and harassed but not Hbomb. Once again he’s banking on scared women not being able to speak out.

No. 359322

Just like how they don't want baby bangs either lol. They don't want all this negative shit associated with themselves but at the same time, they make absolutely no effort to distance themselves from it.

It's funny how seriously sports take doping, most of which is hormones but men playing women's sports is fine. Why did we segregate sports in the first place if this was going to happen? There may as well be no segregation.

I also imagine it's similar to girls who are "one of the boys", they get praise for being "different". Men in feminist circles probably love all the praise they get.

>people can't seem to see how misogynistic and homophobic trans activism really is
Yeah it really is.

No. 359324

>real women and cis women

i knew we'd get to this point soon kek, how frightening and unsurprsing, since these are the ideas of men. they want women to be degraded to the word "cis" (that they use as an insult half the time), and to erase the "trans" from their label. they want to be the women and we, actual women in every sense of the word, have to have the labels. amazing.

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No. 139098[Reply]

I noticed /cgl/ had a lot of dress up games threads and I wanted to bring that to lolcow because why not. This is my favorite one so far
Make yourself, make your favorite lolcow, make your waifu/husbando, make your own characters. You can also do lewd things to them, but it's not necessary or anything.
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No. 359318

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No. 359320

I want to know what each of the subtitles say

No. 359323

I used the camera on the google translate app to translate that one. Maybe someone who speaks nip can translate them properly, but this is what the translator says:

> I am fine

> Resistance is pointless
> (not notable)
> Help me
> Next time I introduce my friends
> Forgive me
> See you again
> goodbye

No. 359325

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Otou-san maker. Lots of long hair options in this one for that one anon. You can make him look a lot older but I'm shallow.

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No. 239479[Reply]

Can we get a true crime thread that doesn’t delve into what serial killers you want to fuck?

Talk about things you find interesting
>Unsolved Mysteries
>Overrated Killers
>Favourite Podcasts
>Zodiac or EAR//ONS?
>Have you watched Mindunter?
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Also, the case of John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho who killed their 3 children because they thought they were possessed.

>Angela Camacho and 24-year-old John Allen Rubio, her common-law husband, were accused of strangling and decapitating her 2 daughters, 3-year-old Julissa Quezada and 2-month-old Mary Jane Rubio, in 2003. The couple allegedly washed themselves afterward and had sex before decapitating their 1-year-old son, John Esthefan Rubio.

>A relative called police, who found the girls stuffed in a trash bag and the boy on a bed. Rubio and Camacho told police they thought the children were possessed.
>John Allen Rubio said that, “she started talking in like, demonized — like, she was looking at me, like, weird,” he said. He claimed that Julissa was possessed by the spirit of his grandmother. Julissa began growling and screaming at him claiming that she was Grandma who had come back from limbo and stolen Julissa’s soul. He believed that all of the children were possessed by demons.
>“Julissa … my daughter … was telling me that she came from limbo. Julissa started to laugh in an evil way and started making growling sounds to me. The other two babies … started to talk and say things like three witches. They were talking to each other…”

>According to evidence during Rubio's trial, he had inhaled so much spray paint that he had damaged his brain and might have been psychotic.

>Rubio's mother forced him into prostitution when he was still a child. His mother was also a prostitute. John's clients were all adult men. John commented that while he did not always enjoy his work, it "beat flipping burgers."
>Both Rubio and Camacho had been born into abject poverty.

There's a really good couple of episodes about it on Sword and Scale, which I typically object to. Really a crazy and disturbing case all around

No. 354356

To be honest for me its Albert Fish. The dude wrote a fucked up letter to the victims mother (which got him caught) and wrote stuff so depraved in his final hours his lawyer decided to not release them to the press.

No. 359079

Did you know that the youtuber that made this video recently "disappeared"? I would love to explain everything in detail, but my english is not good enough to do it
If you go to his last video and sort the comments by "newest", you will find people talking about the whole thing. Basically he was allegedly being harassed by a family member and asked for help on youtube, then deleted the video where he told about his situation, and never gave life signals in any of his social media again. Like I said I can't really write all of the details, but you can look it up in the comments of his last video.
I have to be honest, with all the shitty fame hunger on youtube, I'm a little skeptical of everything. BUT if he really is in danger, I feel very bad for him, and makes me sad that I can't do much to help
It surprises me a little that no known youtuber took the opportunity to talk about this case.
I hope Horror Stories is okay.

No. 359108

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The last update on his Patreon in October.
Hasn't created a video in 5 months.

Tbh if I ran out of content but people still were giving me $200+ a month for doing nothing, I'd let them draw their own conclusions as long as they didn't start getting mad at me for collecting bank. Js.

No. 359321


Damn I was wondering when something new was going to come out. He makes great content. I didn't realize hes been on a hiatus. Hopefully the guy is alright.

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No. 355708[Reply]

Last thread: >>>/ot/344853
Let it all out, ladies
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No. 359261

I am sure thought policing will not royally backfire whatsoever!

No. 359266

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't want anons to be disallowed from posting their opinions or otherwise expressing themselves because some posters that aren't even supposed to be here won't leave us the fuck alone and stop baiting/reposting the same shit for days on end.
I can already see the "Well just don't reply", but that somehow didn't save man hate threads from being banned on their last legs, and I think it's clear that these posters won't give up on starting shit until people inevitably tell them to shut the fuck up, which gives them the female attention they're so starved for, causing a chain reaction.
I just want the janitors to not use the whole "Sorry too much shitposting, we can't have these threads anymore" tactic too often. It gives incels, robots and other undesirables way too much power, and can potentially fuck up all of /ot/ if they decide to concentrate their autism hard enough.

No. 359299

tired of my bf flipping the fuck out at me when i suggest we go to bed at a reasonable time (11pm) because he has work in the morning, then crying all day about how tired he is and acting like he's dying.

No. 359311

Had a similar experience recently. My family booked this restaurant that has a chocolate fountain for desert with fresh strawberries and marshmallows. We're sitting there eating and there's this family of like 10. One of their kids picks up a marshmallow with his bare hands and plunges it into the fountain, takes it out and starts licking his fingers. There's no excuse for this because the kid is around 8/9. My family are watching this unfold in horror lol and my mom is like "Surely the parents will say something" but no, the parents come over with the other kids and they're watching as some of their kids are dipping their fingers into the fountain, not encouraging them to use the utensils provided and lifting the younger kids up so they can do the same. I've never been so grossed out in my life.

So yeah never use chocolate/cheese fountains, never get salad from salad bars, never go to buffets…if it isn't coated in three layers of plastic just assume that a child picked their nose and then touched it.

No. 359315

My bf does the same except he gets really depressed/paranoid when he's low on sleep. He'll tell me that he's depressed and I can literally point to how he only got 4 hours sleep the night before but he can't see that himself. He maintains that because he comes home late from work he doesn't have enough time in the day to do "fun stuff".

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No. 327795[Reply]

Have a question that isn’t important enough for the advice thread?
Is it something everyone seems to understand but you can’t?

This is your thread!

Remember to ignore bait and trolls
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No. 359014

lmfao except a vast majority of women would think yaoi is disgusting. most women are not into flamboyant and effeminate men.

No. 359047

Honestly I have no idea? It just something that appealed to me since forever lol. When I first saw a yaoi (before I even knew what the word meant I thought it was just regular Anime) it caught my attention immediately , it made me pay more attention and it was just more interesting somehow. It's just really hot LOL I have no idea why, I don't care much for yuri at all; girls just don't do it for me. There's a lot of good stories in yaoi but i'm not going to sit up here and lie and say those are the ones I go for, I don't. I go for the ones that's 90% sex and 10% ~plot~. I'm here for the sex, the more abusive the better it is.

No. 359264

I am bothered by how yaoi fandom is the norm among fangirls/shippers. Sure bl couple fluff is cute but when it comes down to business I don't wanna be cucked by a man. Show me a dude who actually loves pussy and isn't a sexist idiot. Now that is the ultimate fantasy!

>its straight womens fantasy, mainly written by straight women for other straight women.

And even if it's written by women it's still all about men pleasing men's bodies. God forbid a man was portrayed as attractive for women and pleased women's bodies in our own fiction.

No. 359289

Does anyone have tips for making your chin look smaller? Or looking decent with a large chin and jaw in general?

I feel like going to Korea and getting my face bogged tbh.

No. 359293

I would rather be attracted to both halves of a couple and experience actual romantic/sexual interest in the characters I'm shipping rather than having to just tolerate a girl I feel nothing for. I can like her as a character, don't get me wrong, but if I'm actually shipping (ie looking up fanart, fic, etc), a character I'm not attracted to is a waste of space who contributes nothing.

I have never felt the urge to self insert, I can't relate to that at all. I don't want to be with a character, I just want to see them be cute and sexy with someone else who I find cute and sexy. There's a lot of good and logical theory about why girls like m/m shipping, but the core reason for me is that simple.

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No. 359253

nobody wants your rehashed opinion for hours lol give it a rest polchan

No. 359259


>"all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the wellbeing of the patient." (Doe v. Bolton)

Why has no one brought this up?

No. 359260

Nice projection.

I don't care about 4chan board drama, if you do you should go back there.(back to /pol/)

No. 359262

Thin lips never really look good on anybody, but they look a hell of a lot better than lip injections.

No. 359288

You've been at it for 10 hours…anon, go to sleep. I'm concerned.

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No. 282896[Reply]

A lot of people featured on this site are bad artists, so this is a place to post any art advice you may have.
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No. 355671

Found the artist, they also include a process video in that post so I hope that helps you, anon

No. 355685

Thank you! I started doing vector art myself, just in affinity designer. I wasn't sure how they achieve that effect but now thanks to anon, I'll be able to figure out.

Thank you once again! I'm going through some of his vids and now know what to do to achieve that effect of grain and noise texture. Hopefully, I'll be able to replicate it in affinity designer.

No. 355946

In traditional art courses using black straight from the tube is generally discouraged. You basically do what Bob Ross does and mix blue and brown for darker shades which emulates black/dark grey when you mix it equally.

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No. 359236

Got back into drawing this month after not doing art for about a year. Art leaeeaaannn is killing me (I've always had it, but before it was very subtle/hardly noticeable)

Do you anons have any tips that can help me? I've been flipping my canvas a lot when doing digital and using mirrors with my traditional art, but I'm still struggling.

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No. 322192[Reply]

Not trying to vent? Not annoyed? Not asking a dumb question? Post it here.
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No. 359188


does this mean the show is finally over or just the season

No. 359189

I think the next season will be the last season

No. 359219

My dog needs to stop farting in his sleep. It's so nasty.

No. 359226

I don’t know what was worse, the rushed finale (which even if they did think it was their last season, they had 5 fucking seasons to pace the show well.) or the autistic fans who are screeching about how this finale is all about being trans and queer (because only trans people can be abused by their family, right guys??). This show had a lot of potential in terms of teaching things about very important things; consent, respecting others opinions, recognising your flaws and working in them, communication is key in relationships, but the show so often fell short in execution, whether it was pacing or animation, that it just ruined the huge impact it could’ve had on the kids that watch it. Just my two cents anyway.

No. 359233

Steven Universe is a pretty good show, doesn't really deserve the nitpicking it gets most of the time. The most frustrating thing is the hiatus between episodes and seasons.

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No. 358700[Reply]

Discuss glasses styles, advice on contacts and the general crappiness of NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE.
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No. 358991

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I wear these glasses and they don't cover up my face too much since the frame is thin. I like them, suits my hipster aesthetic too.

Tried lenses but my eyes hurt so bad for them? Has anyone had the same experience? I asked my optician to redo the eyesight test and stuff but nothing was wrong. I just couldn't have my lenses in for more than 2 hours before I got extreme headaches. Kinda sad since I think my nose looks more flattering without glasses.

Thinking of getting eye laser when I'm 25. I hate not being able to see.

No. 358998

>tfw I've been wanting to get laser eye surgery since I was 18 but 10 years later I still haven't because my eyes keep getting worse

No. 359001

they probably juat gave you lenses with wrong physical parameters like the curve and diameter, they usually give you the most common sized ones and then if those cause discomfort, they fit you different ones (at least that's what my optometrist did, I only went there bc i thought there was a medical way to measure those but apparently there isn't?).

No. 359223

oh man are you me?
I have -10 in both eyes, I'm 30 and my eyesight is still getting worse. It would be a dream to have it fixed but I'm equally terrified of an operation. I'm just waiting and hoping science will get further in their research of restoring people's sights.
I can wear contacts but not on a daily base because my eyesight is so bad I have to buy the best quality and they still irritate my eyes.
I also look like a dork with my glasses no matter what I do. Why do all these girls with fake glasses look so good with them and I look like a geek?

No. 359228

my eyes are pretty bad (-6.5/-6.75) and i had an extensive eye exam last year and everything was fine. I have been dealing with agoraphobia and have become veryyyyy reclusive and i am wondering if why i am squinting at things lately is that my eyes are weak from so much time in front of a screen in a dark apartment or my eyes are slowly dying.

working on my mental health and have an appointment for my eyes in 3 weeks ahhhhhh

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