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No. 42935[Reply]

Old: >>4372

Old thread has been dying a painful death for a while. I'll start with a dump.

>Vic's Message at Supanova Brisbane 2012
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No. 243829

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Is that Report of the Week's sister?

No. 243837

No. She's not as cute as he is

No. 244239

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No. 244240

"my wifes boyfriend"
wh-what is this…this cannot be real…who is this poor person

No. 244266

it's definitely b8 written to go with the picture

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No. 244144[Reply]

Is appreciation of the higher arts, for example the classics, forever closed off to those who are incapable of self reflection?

I ask this because I've noticed that the terrible people in this world, terrible in the sense of lack of empathy or poor self control, all enjoy media aimed at the level of a young teenager. Either that or media that appeals viscerally to the senses such as violent or pornographic works. I am not talking about the intellectually impaired here, who lack the other faculty necessary to enjoy the higher arts, but those with the intelligence necessary to enjoy higher art but do not. Also not included are those that for reasons of taste and preference of things other than art and media, such as sport, consume little media at all. What is included are those who are able to consume the higher arts, but instead consume the inferior art and media tailored to children.

It all clicked for me when I tried online dating and encountered some terrible people. One woman in particular, who admitted right off the bat to either having anti-social personality disorder or borderline personality disorder, would only talk about such media as Harry Potter or Sherlock.

The part of the brain that is responsible for empathy, healthy self reflection and a proper temperament is most likely also the part of the brain that is necessary to enjoy the better arts. And that the mark of an ethically reprobate person is a person who possess the intellectual capacity to enjoy the higher arts but chooses the childish. I am not also talking about those who for nostalgia occasionally return to the childish works they consumed as a child, I do this occasionally, but there we are setting out to enjoy the nostalgia, the media here is just by necessity attached and most be consumed as well.

I see the tumblr fandoms as another place where the contingency between adults remaining with childish media and being a reprobate.
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No. 244222

Okay but terrible people are also attracted to fine art, myself included, ngl. Especially edgelords and pretentious wannabes. Take a good look at lit and his on any imageboard.

No. 244236

Hot Take: intelligent, self-reflective people are able to recognize merit in and enjoy a variety of things, and don't feel the need to look down on "lower" (i.e.: accessible) art. They also don't pretend to enjoy obvious pretentious bullshit without substance because it "makes them think".

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No. 244254

this. i can't imagine exclusively aligning with high art or low art. if i'm having a hard day i like to watch dumb lighthearted things and if i'm feeling pensive and passionate i'll watch something more thought provoking and subtle. just depends on my mood like anything else i consume.

No. 244360

OP's fidget spinner gif is a form of higher art.

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No. 243930[Reply]

Några svenska farmare här?
Väl mött!

No. 244016

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litt vestover

No. 244024

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Jag är här!

No. 244080

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Vad ska ni rösta på i år Sverigevänner?

No. 244093

Litt nord-øst


No. 244852

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Jag älgar er

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No. 137575[Reply]

>What is an otome game?
tl;dr, enjoy a beautiful 2D boy harem as either a girl (otome) or a 2D boy yourself (BL).

Discuss what you're playing now, what you're looking forward to, ask questions, talk merch, etc.

You can find a thorough FAQ and a lot of download links in halfchan's BL + otome general, but most of them are out of date or only in Japanese.

Please spoiler spoilers! CGs are fine unless it's an important plot point.
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No. 240796

Hadaka Shitsuji actually made me feel sad lol. They did Komine so wrong.

No. 240797

Komine is one of my favorite routes lol aside from Ichinose.

No. 243549

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I've played a few. I don't really like sadistic characters so I didn't play much of SSS. 7 husbands was good for a while but I chose Taiga and I can't do incest themes. I think I just need to be better at choosing routes…

For mobile games I've become completely obsessed with IkeSen in a really short time. Like, I'm so glad for the chapter ticket format or else I wouldn't get ANYTHING done. I started out not really into any of the guys but it's really taken me by surprise. I might have an actual crush on Yukimura (don't tell my bf).

I could never self insert either, but I do like the guys for how they treat the MC usually, and root her on in general. There's no rule that says you have to self insert.

No. 243991

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Cheritz (publisher of Mystic Messenger) recently soft launched a new game, "The Ssum". Not sure what to think of it! I know that even MM is different from classical Otome games, but I really liked it. The Ssum, on the other hand… It shares MM's chat and call feature, but there is basically no story so far and you only have one character to interact with. You can answer some questions in the beginning and they're supposed to influence the guy's behaviour, but he's just so… bland?

So yeah, it's basically a chat simulator for those who long for a sweet, Korean bf. And there's one thing I really dislike: Just like in MM, you can choose answers when chatting with your boo. However, certain answers (usually the most interesting/cool ones) require "batteries", the in-game currency. Most of the chats include weird pauses as well, and of course you can pay to skip them. I'm fine with waiting between chats, but during the chats? Ain't nobody got time for that! I think Mystic Messenger is more clever in this regard. It gives you lots of content, makes you addicted and then charges for additional stories. I actually had no problem with paying for that because it didn't feel forced and seemed reasonable. I don't see myself paying for The Ssum tbh…

No. 243995

oof yeah, even from the screenshot you've posted I can tell I won't be trying it.
it's got that weird uncanny-valley kpop idol fanart look to it. I'm not digging it.

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No. 243874[Reply]

Post and discuss your favourite/most hated bands.
Any drama on them or their fans?

Personally, i'm quite sad that HIM broke up.
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No. 243952

That image is amazing.

No. 243953

Haha! Back in 2001 I was very in love with Ville Valo but he hasn't aged well

No. 243960

wow I literally haven't thought about brokencyde in like 8 years holy shit. Me and my friend used to love Freaxxx and Booty Call in middle school lmao. Can't believe I ever liked this but it's kinda nostalgic now tbh.

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Agreed! It's so weird to see bands/band members you once crushed on decades later. I remember being in love with blink-182 and I recently started listening to their old stuff again because muh nostalgia… However, they are old now (Mark Hoppus looks like granddad), same goes for their music; it's super generic and boring. They even signed for shows in Las Vegas?! I mean, I know that their pop punk image mostly was marketing but what are you, Celine Dion? Come on!

Also, Tom DeLonge (the one I loved the most) is delusional and his whole alien academy basically seems like a scam.

No. 243987


>Start watching porn

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No. 243921[Reply]

I was on here the other day and someone mentioned this other image board website called cafe c something. I don’t remember what it was called, does anybody know what I’m talking about?

No. 243926

crystal.cafe I think

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No. 203690[Reply]

For the anons focused on their career, education or those who choose to start a business, this thread will be discussing


>how to advance in careers
>uni advice, how to get in, study tips, etc
>business tips, how to starts one, how to manage one
>where you are at right now currently and where you want to advance in a few years
>tips on self motivation and how to organize everything
>books to read for those who want to start businesses, advance in their jobs and help with uni

everyone welcome, from those still trying to find their first job to uni graduates, people on internships and business owners
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No. 243811

Try warehouse jobs, or anything that doesn't require much customer service.

No. 243824

Try an employment agency they set the jobs up for you usually as a temp worker. I got offered a permanent job at the end of my contract. They'd also be able to help you out with interviews etc, I got a pretty good desk job just by submitting my CV to the agency and they got me a low skill job, but after a few months a position opened up and I interviewed for it and got it. I was confident for the interview because I knew the company and work.

No. 243876

Thank you anons <3
I feel a lot better now, im applying to some places right now, I'll contact an umemployment office tomorrow, the only problem is I don't know how I'll tell my family, especially since they were happy for me and cheering me on

No. 243880

Your taking steps towards employment, they'll be happy

No. 243882

Just to add on about the employment agency, they paid me during my temp employment by an hourly rate, I had to get a timesheet signed off by the company each week. I'm not sure if they're the same as an unemployment place and that they might offer government zero hour contracts (I'm UK, so not sure if applicable)

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No. 214515[Reply]

Melanie Martinez was just accused of rape. Anyone want to discuss? She's always been super cringey but I wasn't expecting this. Though her aesthetic does scream sexual predator.

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No. 230913

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You sound like a guy “what was she wearing, why did t she leave lol”

No. 230914

There's a thing where people try and justify an attack or abuse by someone they know, by continuing to be friends/relationship/whatever, caring about them. Similar to Stockholm syndrome. A street rapist (statistically the rarest kind) you have no reason to justify. Someone you know, you may even tell yourself you love them as a coping strategy.

No. 230941

Comments that annoy me the most despite me being a skeptic of the rape are "well she didn't do what I would've did therefore it's a lie!" Or using her being friends with melanie until she came out about it, obviously it will take her a while to process it, hell most people in those types of situations don't process it until sometimes years later so no not a good excuse

Anywho I feel the situation is true in a way, as in maybe they got drunk and high together and had sex and because timothy didnt say no or yes, she knew she can easily turn around the situation to make it seem like melanie raped her

It is shady however she told the date and that same day melanie was leaving, but if she was unsure she could have given a timeframe however its shady but not saying she's lying or anything

Melanie however, I wouldn't put it past her to be a molester because of how much she glamorizes abuse, so even if this situation wasn't true, it wouldn't surprise me if she did this to other people as well

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The main thing that’s been REALLY getting under my skin after this whole rape allegation are the blatant Martinez carbon copies swearing up and down “this is own unique style, I’ve never looked up to her or taken influence from her, I don’t even follow her lol” when they clearly followed her prior to the allegation but just don’t want to take the heat for buying and owning anything similar to what a now controversial artist would own. This bitch for a clear example.

No. 243825

yes anon, i too pretend that my idol's shitty, already 6 years out of date style is mine.

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No. 243808[Reply]

Does anyone else here find phenotypes and ethnicities interesting? Or does anyone else also get slightly annoyed when people have really black and white view on ethnicity (especially amongst people on the Afro-Eurasian continent, who has been mixing for several hundreds/thousands of years) such as, all Asians have straight black hair, all Europeans have blonde hair and blue eyes, all Middle Easterners are Arabs etc.

PS: this is not an encouragement for racebate and racism. Can we please have a civil and interesting conversation about this without having idiots come along?

>Post interesting phenotypes or people with a unique or racially ambiguous look.

>Post cultures you find interesting
>Post which look is the most common where you live

No. 243813

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This is a really interesting topic! Thanks anon :)

> Or does anyone else also get slightly annoyed when people have really black and white view on ethnicity

There is such a prevalent American view that its "white, brown, and black." Completely erases the nuances and differences between different communities and ethnicity. Drives me crazy.

No. 243817

>There is such a prevalent American view that its "white, brown, and black."
I agree. I dont think white, black, yellow, red, brown etc is a real thing. I have never seen an actually white person (expept from albinos), nor have I seen actually yellow or red people. Really black people exist but they seem to be quite rare. So most people also seem to be a shade of brown, from light beige to quite dark.

Either way, I think calling someone yellow, brown, black, or white is limiting.

>Completely erases the nuances and differences between different communities and ethnicity.

YES! There are places in the world that don't use this type of terminology at all.
It might be useful some places, and I don't think it's offensive to call someone brown, white, black etc. But why call them that when we can call people African, European, Central Asian, East Asian?

No. 243819

That reminds me that both my parents come from the same ethnic group but they're from different tribes, so my father looks like he's white and my mother is often thought to be mix-raced. It can lead to weird conversations where people will say racist things about them to their face without even realizing it. I won't say more because that would be too specific.

> I think calling someone yellow, brown, black, or white is limiting.
I think these terms come from exaggeration more than anything else.

No. 244000

same. it triggers the fuck out of me. "white" people can genetically be more different from each other than from "black" people. it's also determined that there is no race. this was only a thing to justify slavery, racial segregation and sorts.

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No. 232967[Reply]

What i take from other threads is, that there seem to be many anons who also don’t buy into the recent kpop craze.

While lots already like to make fun of their cringy fans, 14-year-olds writing “Army” in the comment section of every youtube video in existence and fat american girls hopping around to the tunes of their favourite Oppas, i think now it’s time to take on the root of this evil.

Western listeners of kpop are often well over the age of 20; the stars they’re “stanning” sometimes as young as just 14.

One of the worst problems of the the kpop industry is on the one side the disgusting sexualization of minors (see 15-year-old Tzuyu “dancing” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9BtHeo8TlQ) and on the other the infantilization of adults; being forced to act cute, still sleeping in a dorm (often just one room shared by over 10 members), not being allowed to date or choose their own clothes, etc. – taking away any rights, but also responsibilities. Especially international fans seem to like to baby and “protect” them.

Other reasons to hate kpop:
1. Lipsyncing to recycled beats from generic american 90’s songs – no originality (and many plagiarism scandals)
2. Ridiculous amounts of plastic surgery + of course denying it
3. “Uncle fans”

Hand in hand with the plastic surgery, whitened skin, perfect bodies, (usually achieve through starvation; which doesn’t stop them from promoting that unhealthy behavior to their teenage fans), drilled to perfection as trainees, starting out even before the age of ten, Korea is trying to sell an image of the ideal country.
First they appeal to the younger generations through music, then fashion, makeup, skin care and food follow.
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No. 241119

New thread: >>241117

No. 241123

Today EXID's Hyerin supposedly grabbed the mic during the filming of The Show and said "Monsta X's fans must be present too, right? I have something to say. I'm not dating Minhyuk.", because they harassed her so much.
That's quite a brave thing to do for an idol.

No. 241130

and jonghyun mocked indians

No. 241326

Nayrt, but first time hearing about this (I'm not a Shawol) and wow, didn't realize grabbing someones leg in drunk confusion counts a molestation. Something more shady could have been going on, but the 'victim' felt fine dropping the charges

No. 243711

all the twice members (especially nayeon and sana) wear hip and butt pads all the time. they look gaunt and boyish without them

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