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i actually don't mind the thread pic, as long as it's like… the only shrine they have kek. the funkos are fugly and i could do without them, but in the end it all comes down to moderation. fun fact, i used to buy a lot of nendos and would have like 2-3 nendo preorders on amiami per month. one day i visited my irl friend at work at a merch store and i saw this wall of funkos and was like… no, this isn't who i want to be. nendos are infinitely cuter than funkos, but i just couldn't separate them from each other anymore. also those soulless beady funko eyes creep me the fuck out and make me deeply uncomfortable for some reason.
anyways, vidrel is part of what i meant with booktok/bookstagram/booktube consumerism: https://www.instagram.com/booksugar/
at first glance it looks nice/goal worthy and then you scroll through her ig and it just feels fake and not genuine anymore. she has like ten copies of alice in wonderland and buys entire collections of books just because they are pretty. sometimes i feel try hard for only buying pretty enough books because i have limited space and i go through periods of reading one book per day on my e-reader which i wouldn't be able to do if i had to buy a physical copy of each book… but then i see this stuff and i'm infinitely glad that i'm so selective.
Ive never understood thinking for even a second about how "nice" your books look… if thats what youre basing your decisions on at all, rather than solely on if you want to read the book or not… idk.
I get not having space, i mostly buy books on ereader too - but the only ones i buy physically are ones that arent available as ebooks, or where the book is cheaper on ebay than the ebook. And then i can just donate the book if i like cause it was like 5 bucks.
Then again i guess books arent like worse as a home decor object tyan anything else, unlike funkos at least they have a purpose. Still dont really get it though, since i dont buy anything just for decoration unless its from a thrift/charity shop and under $5. This is only kind of a humblebrag though cause my apt looks like that lenny from the simpsons "dont tell anyone how i live" pic and trying to nicen it up would be lipstick on a pig so im just saving to move
>>1004977>she has like ten copies of alice in wonderland and buys entire collections of books just because they are pretty.
Wtf that's stupid. I have like 110 books on my goodreads profile I want to purchase and read (most of them recommended by lolcow and radblr lol) and yet I have no money to buy all of them and it makes me sad. Learning that people buy copies and copies of books that they don't even read and just do it to make it look pretty makes me kinda angry, not gonna lie.
Plus I just never buy books just because they look pretty, I much rather buy an used copy that you can still read and looks well kept than a newer shiny colorful book. What matters is inside anyways
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This reminded me of a repressed memory that I want to share.
I once traveled to another state with one of my friends because of some school thing we had to do. My friend had a friend in the city we were visiting, so we stayed with said friend for free. We'll call him Moidgaloo
Moidgaloo is a big tall fat male sporting big beard on his neck whose house is covered with toys, figures, and other plastic cartoon themed trash all over it. There's so much shit, and everything is dusty. He doesn't have a a real job, his favorite hobby is thrifting for figures (he calls it "hunting"), and, surprisingly… he's married and has a child.
His girlfriend is Dumbarina, who, because he wasn't careful, got pregnant from early into their relationship. They aren't even married, but their child is very cute and well mannered. Dumbarina works extensive shifts at a McDonalds to be able to pay rent for Moidgaloo and their child. They live in a very small house, the kitchen and livingroom are literally glued to the entrance, and they only have two small rooms. The child sleeps in the same room as them to save space.
So what does he keep in the spare room?
Pic related is how it looks. Everything is full of figures. Everywhere. Not a single space is left uncovered or unused. Dusty grimy figures. Figures of gundamns, the joker, batman, harley queen. Even a figure of himself that he commisioned to be modified portraying him with abs. They didn't even have warm water to shower but the guy keeps buying figures. Me and my friend had to sleep in his figure room, on the floor, on the dirty dorito dust covered carpet that gave me asthma. There's not one place where there isn't one nerdy thing to look at. And the living room? The living room is full of fucking funko pops still in their boxes. More than 100 lifeless eyes staring at you as soon as you step into the house. I didn't take a pic of that, but it was quite the sight.
Saddest thing? Moidgaloo likes having sex with Dumbarina but still misses his ex. When Dumbarina went to work he told us how he still thinks his ex is hot but he has to be faithful because he's christian. Also, he has a podcast on youtube. I'm not sharing it, but it gets very little views.
I felt kind of consoomer-ish when I got my first job, I bought a lot of anime figurines and manga. But with the latter it was because the local used book store had a ton of manga for $1-2 a book. Now it’s crazy because people are spending $50, even $100+ for single volumes of manga because they are out of print or they’re too impatient to wait for a popular manga to be reprinted. Like with >>1005012
it’s adults spending all this money and hoarding books, too.
Ugh, I know it's of her own doing but I really hate this situation for the pickme and her little boy. No child deserves to grow up in a sty like that, and no woman deserves to slave at a fast food place to pay for the hovel where her fat scrote hoards toys and strokes his chode to different women he can't have all day.
Bet the prick doesn't even let his kid play around with any of those dingy Goodwill figurines.
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I honestly feel sad for all these people, I view them same as any type of addicts in this world
Its sad really and I wish there were resources that would help these people with these addictions
this and also when it comes to actual skin health, nothing is better than having a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and cutting out alcohol/caffeine/tobacco. And if you keep your hair short you don't even need shampoo more than like once a week, and no other hair products at all. It might feel a little oilier but that's just how hair is naturally… people strip out the oils with shampoo and then try to put them back in with conditioner, when you can just let it be.
I feel like people get sucked into the cosmetics world as teens hecause they get puberty acne, which is just an unfortunate fact of life. But they get sold all kinds of treatments to "cure" it/cover it up that actually damage and weaken your skin in the long run, just for the short term gain of removing some temporary acne, and it doesnt always even do that.
Like people need to understand that putting on makeup damages your skin unavoidably, and should be done as little as possible. It's sad, people start wearing makeup more and more which makes their skin worse and worse, so they need to put more makeup on to cover up the damage. Classic vicious cycle that companies are all too happy to exploit.
I am a huge anti-consoomerist and how consumerism is engrained in people's self-worth, society's beliefs such as the modern usage of gender, and within the government to keep the corrupt monopolies they fund running instead of letting them fail.
From the perspective of someone who lives in Burgerland, we live in a society (joker moment) that doesn't allow individuals to develop a sense of identity or self. The individual is built around external sources, products, that are marketed to make them feel more complete. People are praised for working towards feeling complete. The fact is individuals already complete; they were complete at the moment of birth. Everyone could live a life with no clothes, no possessions, and we would still find a way to develop a personality. Why? Because the self already exists. In this society, there are people who believe the products they obtain are a part of themselves, like it's an extension of them. If one day something were to happen to all of their possessions, they would not be less of a person, or themselves for that matter, but they would feel like it was a part of themselves. We should not have to buy things to feel human. The term retail therapy is also a great example of how normalized these beliefs are.
Modern usage of gender pretty much applies to the above. Along with that, it ties gender with how individuals react and behave when presented with selected products. Most of these modern beliefs our society upholds today were thought up during the Great Depression, when wages were reduced, and workers were laid off left and right. The Roosevelt administration even had a proposal to "remasculinize America" in the New Deal programs by promoting images of "hard"(male) bodies at work to basically counter the uprise of women entering the workforce. This also made it a great opportunity for marketers to make bank again. "Feel like a woman/man with this product!" Although the government pretended it would protect individuals from spending due to advertising of false claims, this only made it easier to create more products to market to one sex and create the same product and "sex" them. Which brings me to my next point…
Pretty much the current pandemic made me curious about all of consumerism. Stimulus checks were simply given out to stimulate the economy, to spend. Where? Whatever businesses were not shut down, the big names. Politicians even discouraged people from saving stimulus money and even wanted those who were in poverty from getting any kind of stimulus because it would make them "lazy". Realistically, most people in poverty don't consume, we only buy what's necessary, we're less likely to buy random things new, which would put money in these monopolies' pockets instantly. Also, we're less likely to make huge purchases that require taking loans out.
I would not call myself someone anti-capitalist, because under capitalism businesses are supposed to fail if they aren't genuinely useful in the market and they would also fail if they resorted to corruption, which includes poor working conditions and false advertising. However, as long as the welfare state exists, this "true" capitalist system cannot function. The government is going to partake in consumerism because it needs it to survive.
Overall, I don't think it's bad to buy things that are unnecessary, however I think the intention for purchasing them should be criticized. If you're buying something to fit in or "express yourself", you should rethink some choices and your internal beliefs. It's fine to purchase things to maybe make your life a little more convenient or bring some color into your life or you genuinely think something looks cute or cool or whatever, but also understand the things you are buying are not an extension of you. They are merely something you can admire and appreciate. Which also brings us to questioning the existence of many products. Do they only exist for consumerist purposes, or can they be bought without a sense of humanity or worth marketed alongside it?
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Have any other reformed consoomers redirected their tendencies to thrifting? I'm a magpie, I love trinkets and retail therapy and having Stuff. At least if I'm thrifting I'm not creating new garbage, I'm just giving other people's garbage a space in my home instead of a landfill. I like collecting holiday decor so I can switch my house up with the seasons.
Based. I've stopped wearing makeup entirely and almost none of my female coworkers wear makeup either. Buying clothing is harder but nobody gives a shit whether or not you're updating your wardrobe unless you're surrounded by small-minded people so it's not that hard to not order cheap shit either.>>1005107
It's possible to have a smartphone and minimize your consumption where possible unless you have BPD-tier black-and-white thinking
did this for a while but have kinda moved on to art supplies and tools since then. buying a jigsaw soon, for example.
what bothers me is that i still spend basically the same amount of money as before. the ``stuff'' has improved but im still spending too much on it and if that's not consoomerism i dont know what is
I try to be low-consumerism. I'm not anti-consumerism as I think consumerism in some degree is part of living. I don't think you have to stop buying make-up or cut your hair short to minimize haircare products as long as you use up everything you buy. I think people buying a lot of stuff they don't use up and more than they could possibly ever use up before it expires (in terms of things that can be used up) is a larger problem than people buying make-up or haircare or nailpolish at all is. I buy a new mascara, a new blush and a new eyebrow pencil every time I run out loop but I don't have multiples of anything and everything I have is used up in it's entirity.
But even with non-usable stuff I think it wouldn't be a problem if people bought some luxury items. If someone bought a high-quality, locally responsibly handmade plushie, something they don't need, but no more and made it last for a decade then there wouldn't be a problem. Instead people buy 10 plushies from China because they want as much as possible, for as little as possible and then some more.
I also don't think it's wrong to buy an iphone or a new laptop. Like >>1005107
this is often used as some sort of slam dunk>You own an iphone so anything you say about consoomerism is invalid!!
When most of us live in a world where we're simply required to own technology to get our education, to do our jobs, to do our financials, to even get access to government services. Buy what you need, no more and take care of what you have. Buying tech would not be the problem it is today if people bought what they need and took care of it instead of buying a new model every 1-2 years and then some more unneccersary things. I also think there's a large neglect of responsibility with brands who should encourage and enable long-term usage through security updates, easy repair (not just at authorized dealers ahum Apple) and replacement parts made available for a long time which is something just about none of the big ones do. ("we're no longer including adapters with our phones because of the environment!!" my ass)
And most of all I think no one has to be perfect, I think we need a lot of people practicing low-consumerism to gain a lot of good for the environment and not a handful of people insisting that buying anything beyond food and cloth to cover your body is wrong and discourages people from buying less.
yeah, i think the smartphone argument is stupid. i don't think the price of the phone even matters at this point because most people tied up into consumerism spend way more on multiple items and services in less than a year compared to… let's say a $800 phone that many keep for at least two years. thinking of the actual daily use of a smartphone, i think the price is not too
bad, roughly $1 a day, minus plan costs, to have access to the internet (bonus for free wifi) and multiple apps. comparing to an item such as funko pops that are mainly for display and a few social media photoshoots…
>>1005120>but most conditioning hair treatments can be done with simple food products like eggs, oils, rice water, etc which have been used by women for centuries before commercial conditioners
doesn't that make your hair stink tho even if you wash it out? actually think an anon in one of the hair threads had that result.>>1005170
there's way cheaper phones that already do all of that, same with laptops
What's the company/brand?
The only "sustainable" brand of phones I've heard of is Fairphone, they offer replacement parts to extend lifetime and I think their materials are supposed to be ethically sourced or something. But when I was doing research about the brand I came across an article from a few years ago and it turned out they had their stuff produced in China at a factory with sustainability problems (I don't remember the details). So I'm always wary of sustainable-made "we don't exploit our workers" claims, especially when you can't travel the world to check the factories yourself and no one is likely to do so.
Personally I've resorted to just buying my phones 2nd hand. I don't make them last as long as they technically could because of the lack of security updates after a couple of years with most of them.
I'm not telling you the brand because I'm tired of this sustanability conversation that belongs in another thread. I want to post more dumb people consooming dumb stuff. So here's one woman with a lot of chapsticks>>1005217>>1005218
god you're insufferable
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sage for samefagging, but here's one of the comments for that video. Most of their collections will go bad before they can even start using all their chapsticks.
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I also recommend this video by the same youtuber. I never even knew people went crazy for "live laugh love" shithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElEEJZncI
as i said, the price of the smartphone doesn't matter much because it has daily use and function and specs that do affect the speed & ability to handle graphics, especially for those that load up their storage with games they can find for free. i know cheaper phones exist, i understand you can buy them secondhand as well. but comparing a smartphone in general as the peak of consumerism is just not entirely true. If
you're buying a smartphone every year because you have FOMO, of course, that's something to criticize.
I think the more invasive consumer products are the "small" things. The collectables that rely on people buying multiples of, the beauty standard items, subscription services, etc… those things add up way more than the high-end smartphone someone decided to buy because their old phone simply stopped working.
nayrt, but 'you have an iphone!!' is such a typical useless gotcha and i see this a lot on the minimalism sub too. i'm a minimalist, as in, i get rid of things i don't need, and i only buy things that i need and that i like. people on minimalism reddit always think they have to get rid of their smart devices because Muh Minimalism. they don't realize how many functions a smartphone serves. it's a portable computer. you can call and text, you can take notes, you can browse the internet, you can use it as a calculator, as a camera, as a voice recorder. these are already a handful of items you don't need in addition to your phone because your phone is so minimalistic, yet has it all. like, do you want to go back to using an abacus just for the sake of le minimalism and anti consoomerism? fuck off. personally i think iphones are stupid but that's because i never had one and never saw the appeal, but you do you. i have a samsung a51 and i'm happy with it. good for me. if you have an iphone and are happy with it, good for you. and you absolutely can treat yourself and buy yourself a pretty phone case and if that one wears down or you absolutely can't stand it anymore, you are obviously entitled to buy yourself something nice. like another anon said, you can consume a bit. as a treat. it's only when it gets insane and you buy the dumbest shit multiple times on impulse, just to feel some weird void inside yourself that you should reflect on it. see video, this is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy and i get itchy all over because who needs that useless stuff?
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I love this thread as someone with strong consoomerist tendencies (if I am not a straight-up consoomer myself, though 85% of what I buy is second hand). I have many personal thoughts on the topic, but maybe I will wait until the lolcow fight club chills a bit. TLDR I've been critical of that side of myself forever, but I am still trying to find a healthy balance and unfuck myself.
What I can say is that I'm thrilled that there is a higher awareness of the issue. Too bad that there is no easy solution to the problem and we are lacking resources. I am always shilling picrel. While the book may not end whatever spending issue you have, it will allow you to think deeply about wtf are you doing and unlearn the messages that society pushed on you. As >>1005115
said, we are made to believe that we need objects to fix or complete us — and that's not the only type of 'programming' that we undergo.I'm interested in books on the issue of consumerism, especially pertaining to niche hobbies and nerd shit
. Not only self-help, but anthropological as well. Does anyone have recs? If anyone is interested, I will look into my digital library and check if there is some good stuff (I am a digital hoarder too kek). Documentaries and movies would be cool as well.>>1005203
She started this channel at the height of Baby Yoda obsession, so I assumed that she's making solid bank out of it. No, I was wrong. She doesn't (didn't?) have much subscribers. I think it really is pure obsession driving her
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I just looked up the book you posted but the physical copy is large and not convenient if I want to have it in my handbag to read it in public transport and I don't want to read it online because I get headaches for looking at screens for too long these days. I really want to read it though… Anyway, I'd also like to read about the topic so I'll gladly take book recommendations as well.
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i have no idea about the quality, but they're made entirely of plastic (aka *~vegan leather~*) and i have a personal issue with paying a ton of money for plastic, which also extends to clothes. i'd rather pay 300 euros for real leather boots (docs or w/e) that last a lifetime than pay 300 euros for *~vegan leather~* and having to spend another 300 euros a year later because plastic breaks apart so easily.
i almost caved and bought picrel though, but then it went out of stock, thank god!
nta but for real. I hate that marketing trick and how many people fall for it (or use it as an excuse to consoom)
The only type of "vegan" leather I can get behind is vegan leather made from mushrooms/fungi, but from what I heard that's still quite experimental.
Oh that sucks! I wanted to have a physical copy because I am a horder and because it's useful as a workbook (I think, I've read it some time ago). I had no idea the physical copy is so big, I thought it's like a normal book size.
Posting a link anyway for those that may be interested in an ebook:https://1lib.pl/book/3692163/eba6b9
I partially agree but I also wonder why it should be the consumers' resposibility. The governments/states are directly responsible for their people and should be taking that responsibility, same for bussinesses: directly responsible for ethical producing. Consumers are the very last in line of whom should be required responsibility if you ask me, which is indirect responsibility to begin with, yet ALL the responsibility it put on the consumer right now.
My anti-consumeristic stance is way more fueled by the fact we're brainwashed to be infinitely unsatisfied so we can spend our hard earned money and make the elite rich than the fact it exploits people on the other side of the world who'se own governments won't even take responsibility for, not sorry.
I'm like this with clothes. I used to buy new clothes all the time and drop insane amounts of money on it, only for a sweater to start smelling if I wear it for 10 minutes because it's made of acrylic. My country had really bad thrift shops with virtually nothing but clothes from old dead relatives, but last year I discovered Vinted and Sellpy, it changed my world. It's so much cheaper and better for the environment, and it feels way more rewarding to find something you've always wanted for sale in a thrift shop than it is to go and buy new.
An added bonus is that old and worn out clothes usually don't make it into a thrift shop so you know what you're buying is at least somewhat
I used to be a bit of a plushfag but I was following people on insta who buy beanie boos and squishmallows and similar stuff. It really hit me how much being an adult and buying anywhere from a tame 2 or 3 a month to.. 20 or 30 new plush a month as they release them is nuts and you're going reach a point where it's purely space hogging trash and nothing is truly enjoyed as the stream of new releases is constantly being teased and then tracked down. It's all about the buying and the rush to get it, then getting a pic and putting it away again. People only seem to enjoy their most recent buy and eveything else quickly gets lost to time.
Myself, I went through a break up and my ex would buy me that shit during our few years together, our shared apartment looked like a kindgarden which part of me was bothered by. Ironically I hate clutter but he kept buying me the type of stuff that just sits there. For a while after the split I treated myself to it and realized there's a weird hallow void to it all. I threw out most of the stuff he got me because often it was attached to 'making things up to me' so felt tainted but then I started my own hoard solo. I caught myself though. I currently have one traditional style teddy bear in my room as I obviously have the tard gene where if I own a handful of beanie babies or anything at all 'collectable'.. I kinda am never satisfied with what I have if I can see them releasing something new.
Now I tend to treat myself to coffee out more often, sometimes I feel like I'm overspending on stuff like that but I get more enjoyment from that in the moment than I get from bringing something home and sitting it on a shelf. A 3 quid coffee out is nice for about 10 mins, the 10 quid toy only really gave me a 10 min perk up too if I really think about it.
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peek the plushies UNDERNEATH the table and the random and completely useless display of multiple keyboards for… funsies? rooms like this make me develop claustrophobia.
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i hate that one too. i remember seeing this amazon must haves compilations (i always watch these when i feel the urge to do some impulse spending because they make me itchy all over) and this woman shilled a case for your toothpaste and tooth brush that also functioned as two water cups for when you brush your teeth. so far, so good. but then she put the two cases in a bulky makeup case (pic related) to put it in her carry on?? like that's not smart packing at all. just shove those two slender items between your clothes or something. it just takes up way too much space with that stupid makeup case.
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Here is a book rec. It's about getting into the mindset of buying things that serves your purpose and last instead of random crap with no thought of it lasting.
The author likes to advertise her website in the book, but if you ignore this then there is actually good advice to be found in it.
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i guess that's why she has that flimsy peach pillow there kek. i spent 40 euros on my butt pillow (because dorm furniture is painful to sit on) but it's been lasting me for over 3 years now, shows no sign of wear and tear, and my butt feels good on it.
enough about my butt though. i hate these gamer snack carts. i'm definitely not someone who cries over plastic packaging since it often can't be avoided but i hate hate hate how they always go for those tiny snack packs instead of just getting a big bag. but i guess getting a big pack isn't kawaii uwu enough.
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another example of tiny snack packs in single use plastics that make my skin crawl.
Some collections I hate and why:
They are and look cheap, plus they aren't characteristic enough and I can't really the charm in them. If I were a fan of any of those series, I'd prefer more unique merch
Make up just goes bad. There's no point in collecting it.
Especially yankee candles, I get having some of them for differnt relax times but big different jars?
I don't like moving stuff in my house. I don't like wasting time in something I have to take out once the holidays are over.
Different plants require different care. They're okay in a balcony, but indoors they look awful if not positioned properly. Plus they contribute to the mold growing on the walls.
I'm not 100% anti consoom, I have some collections myself, for examples I read a lot of comics but they have a "use" so I don't feel bad about having so many of them, when I want I can just open one of them and pass the night comfy-ly, same with some videogames. I do have some anime figurines but these are the ones I really like and love and/or bring good memories.
I do nurture my inner child a lot but with an eye on my stuff, for examples I love plushies but I only get them if I can fit them somewhere and they don't look too cluttered, if they do, I just gift or give away those that I haven't looked in a while. One thing in, one thing out.
I want to have a "secret room" in my house filled nicely with my interest so I can use it as my cozy room to spend my free time and then (pretend to) be a normal adult in the rest of the house.
Aside from those, I try to live as zero waste as possible (I use a makeup cloth instead of cotton pads, I use solid soaps for anything I can find and such) both for the enviroment and for myself since I don't like getting out and throwing out the trash, so I avoid any unnecessary packaging on stuff and anything that generates too much waste.
Oh samefag, I also hate>Slime
Like…why does it exist? Why is so popular?? It creates a lot of waste, goes bad and it's expensive as fuck, plus those "small slime business" will find themselves with a lot of unused supplies once the trend dies over.
Remember when in 2017 the fidget spinner was so so so popular they were sold almost at 10 dollars each and then the trend faded and now they almost gift those everywhere?
In general, I hate fidget trends. Just pop some pluriball.
some e-readers are not backlit and can be found for really cheap on fb marketplace or whatever, it is worth it. just find the book on libgen dot fun and ta-dah !>>1005419
this just elicits disgust. a grown woman buying 200$ worth of useless plastic. i get struck by consoomerism sometimes too but that's just so pointless and sad.>>1005422
i'm terrible at decorating so i sometimes admire pics like these when i stumble upon them because they look coherent and like a drawing almost, but then i'm reminded of how much time, attention, and money was spent on filling this room with such specific, artificial-looking, monochrome powdery pink items and just imagining how much importance it must have in the person's brain. and the contempt puts me off.
the plushies are a good point. her room is so filled with junk she has no option but cram them there to have space and maybe removes them every time she uses her computer, or can't sit comfortably at her desk, and both are equally stupid.
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This is just a rant, but I’m amazed by the people who unironically buy a brand new release of something all of the time, I get looking at a stuffed toy and thinking >hell yeah this looks like something my best friend would like
And gifting it to her, but buying a new stuffed toy every month must be tiresome at some point.
Also, I hate how then you can’t buy the cute stuff you want because some stupid ass consoomer went full retard and bought 5 of the same thing you wanted or some shit, so then you don’t buy anything because there’s no point in buying something just because, since all you wanted was the fucking frog stuffed toy that would look cute in your room, and the other shit they got isn’t of your appeal, because you wanted, the fucking. Frog. That some autist needed to fill their void, and I get that everyone needs to fill a void, but fuck, get therapy and some pills for your BPD if you need 10 fucking stuffed toys of the same frog in different sizes, sorry, but I’m not sorry for having a smaller void to fill.
Looks like furniture specifically for obesity and diabetes
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If you have collection tendencies, I'd recommend getting into fossil hunting or rockhounding.>you get out in nature>you just need to pay for travel to collection sites>there's an endless amount of stuff to collect>it's rewarding when you find something cool>you gain knowledge from it>the stuff you collect is small>you can talk about it and trade your finds with other hobby spergs
As far as book recs, picrel was extremely eye-opening for me; we're basically trained to be consumerists from a very young age. It was written pre-smartphone so things are probably much worse now.
>>1005459>same with some videogames
You just reminded me of these people who buy a shit ton of video games and never play them, either because they were on sales or because they were in a bundle, and they have insane backlogs of like 100 games they've never even started. I often talk about the games I have in the video game threads on /m/ to keep up with my own backlog and to talk about the games I liked and disliked, but mine was never this bad. Then you have retards who do what this anon described >>1005394
, and I even started seeing more and more "rated" or "graded" retro games that cost an arm and a leg just because they're old and used to be popular. As soon as I started accumulating games (regardless of whether I played them or not) I started selling the ones I don't care for so I still have space on my shelves for new releases.
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Ayrt, I have some videogames I have yet to start but I basically know them (I mostly buy retro games because I want my childhood memories back and they're a lot of comfort to me) and I will eventually use them, as for new releases, I just buy the ones I really want to play, in 2021 two games came out and I want to play them asap, but the thing is I don't have much time with work and stuff, so I cry too about my pile of "new" and new games.
Also yeah, fuck scalpers and fuck graders. I hope everyone who grades games, so they can trap them in useless plastic to kinda play the gamble to resell them get, get terribly hurt.
When I can, I also buy used game. A 60 bucks game came out but I can find it for half the price because some one else didn't like it? Good.
I used to be poor so most of the games I played were bought secondhand for very cheap or on sales. I bought a lot of video games this past decade because I finally started having my own money when I started university, and now that I have most of what I wanted (either games on release or GBA and PS2 games I couldn't play as a kid despite wanting to back then) I'm only looking forward to a few games. I have the equivalent of 100€ of coupon for a retro game shop where I buy and sell second hand games because of all the shit I got rid off, I can use just that to buy the very few games I'm looking forward to and that's it. And I plan on selling even more games anyway. Working full time means I ironically have way more free time to go out and have hobbies, studying meant I had a crazy schedule and a crazy amount of long assignments so that's how I accumulated a backlog in the first place.
What finally motivated me to sell books and games was when I had to move to another place with my family like 4 years ago. Moving so many heavy boxes was a pain in the ass, never again.
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You know there are ways to close the bag again right?>>1005476
Reminds me of how nice it is to go looking for interesting and pretty shells and stones at the beach. I only bring some home and if I think I got too many shells then I put some back in nature. Neatest thing I've found was a part of a whale skeleton and dead exotic seabird - I left them there, of course.
Shopping has become an outlet for our natural hunter/gather instincts so it's good to find alternatives.
I was watching a compilation vid lately where a deathfat lolcow that I follow was going through various dieting phases and I was looking at all the waste. She'd buy these ickle snack packets or take things out of their packaging and put the tiniest lil servings into dozens of plastic bags…. then she'd binge on twenty bags anyway lol
Her solution when dieting has been to buy shit, to spend money and rely on handy gadgets and purchased solutions.. then she did none of the internal work and still failed every time because of that. Weird pattern I hadn't taken notice of before.
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I like collecting some anime figures and vynil toys (not the funko kind) although I don't have many. I live in a third world country too. Guess I'll die.
For the record though, I am very anti packaging, or think packaging in some cases is very fucking unnecesary. I also rather buy soaps from people who make soaps than big corps.
My issue with anime figures is that they’re not treated like the sculptures that they kind of are. Nobody bothers to properly display them, just throw them in a glass container and that’s it, no proper illumination, no proper positioning, nothing. Just the figurine looking at the viewer dead in the eyes or sightly turned to the left/right.
I think that part of my hate towards consoomers is that they never care to learn a bit of the fuck they buy because all they want is to look at the cart full of things.
Whoever owns these >>1005449
absolutely needs to eat more lentils.
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how could my individual actions possibly outweigh everyone else, i wish i wasnt constantly getting told to take the weight of it all myself and paper straws fucking suck
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I am a fan of toys but the fact that they have become the new loot boxes infuriates me, gen Z and kids right now get their rush of serotonin from the opening and not the playing. Also, this brand and LOL dolls are more waste than toy. I despise them and I don't want to even gift them.
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I have a bunch of manga, nintendo merch (really small tho) and a single nendoroid. I want to get rid of/sell everything lol, not that I regret buying them because it actually made me happy owning them and I displayed them for a while in my room. It's just that my taste can change so quickly now I get easily bored, and going minimalist helped me a lot. But I can't see myself buying figures anymore, still I don't have a problem for freelance artists' merch and their cute pins (again just a small collection).
Pirel is just a cute figure I don't own it.
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Amen to that. I'm horrified of how much waste a single LOL OMG doll generates. So much plastic just for tiny packages and boxes for shoes, clothes and accessories… even though the surprise factor goes out of the window for anyone who isn't a very young child, since nothing is random anyway. The generation growing up on unboxing videos is gonna be fucked up so bad.
Just found out that faggots joined a recycling program nobody has heard about and which I'm sure they have not initiated:https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/lol-surprise
Love it when the onus of picking up corporation's trash is pushed on customers and NGOs. This isn't even available worldwide. It just PR making MGA look good, like they are listening and doing something.
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I just wanna share this retarded league of legends collaboration fashion. Seeing shitty looking Naruto, DBZ and Bleach shirts in normal clothing stores is wild. If I wanna be a walking advertisement at least I'd wear something that looks well designed.
I can't get over luxury products consoomers.>>1005613>>1005614
I don't know much about League of Legends but this shit looks like bootlegs from Aliexpress.
>I can't get over luxury products consoomers.
These people have image issues. The stuff they buy is not for them, is for the others to look at and think "Oh wow, she really can afford it!" when its just webcam and keyboard chanel stickers.
In general, luxury brands (not high end, its different) are for people to show off, who want to be know as the "rich" and nothing else.
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Living on my home helped me a lot with consuming less stuff I don't need due to having a budget, and I am also way happier when I do buy something because I spend time to save up for something. Nowadays I am way happier when I get something like new furniture or appliances that makes things easier around the house. I still have a big collection of anime figures, but I am slowly selling some that I won't really miss and it makes my shelves easier to look at. Like what's the point of having a collection when you can't even see the dolls stacked in the back of your shelves like picrel?
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Bershka has so many different collabs with weeb/gaymer franchises and they never look good. Their Hatsune Miku line was just plastering her box art everywhere. I wholeheartedly believe that their designer is Bershka's CEO's 10 year old kid or some shit.
Seconding fossils. I spent a couple Sundays looking for them in a nearby road cut, and I did find a small fossil of a fern! Sadly I broke it while cleaning it but nonetheless… will be looking for more once the weather is warm.
Highly dependent on your local geology though. I had to go on a deep search and find old ass geocities type pages to find info about where to find fossils near me, and even then it was so outdated that the specific ppace was fenced off. Luckily i walked around and found a different area that had the same type of rocks.
If ypu cant find any info, I would recommend emailing a professor of geology at a local university, they probably would be happy to help.
As it turns out my state basically has ONLY fern fossils lol but I can look for a very big & nice fern at least. And sometimes very rarely there can be ancient insects supposedly. Excited…
"I don't know why you would—"
Shut up. Keep the posts in topic.
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The worst are the ones that are a complete clutter fest. I love Tama Kid's art and I think she's super cute but imagine having to live with this woman. Her ENTIRE room is nothing but figurines and useless toys that she's had since childhood that are obviously falling apart. She even had the nerve to be upset that people started commenting about the amount of dust that must be in her room and ended up sperging about "muh weekly dusting" as if that would do anything to save this abomination of a room. Also imagine having to spend so much time dusting your room because of how cluttered it is. You could be using that time for something way more productive.
Dusting is the biggest lie lol. I don't believe for a second that anyone under 60 has ever dusted, unless they think that means occasionally blowing dust off things.
Even aside from dust, old plastic just gets this nasty…idk, pallor. The colors bleach out over time if there's any sunlight at all, and sunlight also weakens the material by breaking it down chemically. It starts to absorb odors and skin oil etc and just gets bad. And there's no way to prevent it really. Even by the time I moved out of my parents' house, plastic childhood toys of mine were already decrepifying. Consumer plastic is not a long lasting or durable material…i mean look at what happens to those figurines that coomers spooge on, they melt. Now if they had a sexy stone cenus statue, they could coom on it all day and it would be fine forever.
check out gamer girl tiktok aesthetic compilations on youtube and soak in how lifeless, bland and devoid of any personality these rooms are. you'll also notice how everyone has the same stuff in their room so everything just melts together to one big pink blob.
what you will see:
-paw pad chair pillow
-paw pad mousepad OR giant mousepad that emulates the look of a nintendo switch and looks vaguely like something drawn by meyoko
-pink keyboard, mouse, kitty ears headphones, headphone holder, pink mic, everything pink
-those sakura coasters
-that drinking glass from starbucks that looks like a cat's paw when you pour a drink in it
-pink or pastel gamer chair
-animal crossing stuff, pokemon stuff, sailormoon stuff, sanrio stuff
-pink nintendo switch case, rubber paw pads for nintendo switch buttons
-pink or white RASKOG from ikea filled with snacks, usually japanese, and soda/ramune
obviously everything is from aliexpress and of poor quality. the fumes in a room like that could probably kill you or at least make you lightheaded and this does not include horrible body odor induced by gamer girl diet of snacks and soda mixed with sweat and farts from sitting on their asses all day.
Everytime I see these my teeth start to hurt, I doubt they actually eat these things to be fair, just take pictures of them.
My mom actually has one of these but instead she puts pots and bowls in it (which I presume is what they're actually meant for?)
The snacks are always shit too. Never see any hot Cheetos. It looks so gluttonous to me. This is how you get diabetes. >>1005811
I like watching these videos admittedly but I wouldn’t eat most of it. I thought of making some vids for tiktok where I would make drinks and cocktails but aside from most of them not being pink I don’t want to actually drink so much so I opted not to in the end.
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I don't think that's true… fossils are found commonly in limestone, shale and sandstone which are quite common rock types in most of the world. When people talk about amazing fossil dig sites it's because there's like, whole dinosaurs, but fossils of little plants, insects & seashells/crustaceans are quite common.
Now I say "common" but keep in mind it did take me probably 10-12 hours total of looking at rocks. You don't have to dig or anything, just find somewhere like the bottom of a cliffside where there sre lots of flat pieces of rock that looks like it comes apart in layers easily. You can either just look at & turn over rocks that are already there or split apart larger pieces. They come apart quite easily with a hand chisel or even just with your fingers if you don't mind getting hands dirty. Another plus of this activity is that I saw a small bobcat! When you're just sitting mostly still & minding your own business for a couple hours, the wildlife will come out like you're part of the scenery.
Something America does have that's unique is arrowheads though. I found a white quartz arrowhead on the beach as a kid, didn't even think it was at the time, just thought it was a rock that looked like an arrowhead, and I think I left it at a house we stayed in. But actually it turned out I was in a place where arrowheads are quite common, so it probably was one, just kind of roughed up by the ocean, like a "seaglass arrowhead" I guess.
What else do you do to deal with dust then?
I don't dust with a duster but I used to back when I shared a home with other peoples clutter and with pets etc. Now I use wet cleaning wipes to deal with dust in some places. Still counts as dusting.
No because I don't own anything that gets dusty. Idc if there's dust on top of my cabinets or w/e…My family vacuumed once a year at most growing up. That's probably less than normal but it's not like anything was dirty or looked dirty. This once a week deep clean thing is a bit obsessive and germophobic imo. I mean if you really like cleaning go ahead.
Then again we didn't have pets… if you have pets you have to clean & vacuum often or the place will be full of hair and dander.
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>>1005826>My family vacuumed once a year at most growing up
what the fuck
With all respect, I think based on your upbringing you have no normal concept of what is clean, what is not clean, what counts as obsessive etc.
Were your parents mentally ill or anything?
As if people buying that kind of trash care about makeup expiry dates>bubble brands and trends that burst in one month
First time I hear about this concept, very interesting
Probably not what you intended but this video made me so happy. I too decant everything into matching (real) tupperware and love to look at all of my prepped food in clean, organized boxes. I think my fridge looks better than hers though.
At least in my case, the food gets eaten, not thrown out, so I don't think it counts as consoomerism.
More on topic, thrift stores and the like are ok, but I think it's better to channel my tendencies into making things. Yes, I still have to buy certain things like equipment, but there's a lot that I can make with found or salvaged materials. And making stuff is active, not passive like shopping. You use your brain and learn stuff too. Win.
kek my parents are in the 1% and very normal. my house was cleaner than probably 75% of my friends in one of the five wealthiest counties in the country. Even most people who had housekeepers still had a basement/rec room that was messier than any room in our house.
if seeing a hair on the floor now and then, or some dust on a bookshelf, or some dust bunnies under a dresser bothers you that much, then you are actually a little obsessive. Not a problem or anything obviously… but acting like someone lives in filth for not caring about a bit of dust on the mantelpiece is a bit much.
Being rhis obsessed with pristine cleanliness is kind of a midwestern thing, ive noticed… i feel like the closer you are to poverty, the more you need to demonstrate how pristine your house is. Everyone I knew either had maids or their house was a bit messy. People with demanding jobs dont have the time to meticulously clean I guess.
Believe me or not idc, I was just saying that people with massive figurine collections who claim to dust every one of them every week are almost certainly lying.
All I can focus on is how hideous her fake nails are
Another thing.. just why?? Why not spend all the money that would be spent on those products and just invest in a moon cup or something. What a waste of bathroom storage space.
collecting crap isn't inherently hoarding.>>1005661
Is it a pecopteris? If so then you should also be able to find calamites and lycopods. >>1005678
Commercial rocks/minerals/fossils/crystals are also often faked or altered in some way. I can't recommend rockhounding enough; it's a ton of fun to just take a road trip into the boonies and split open rocks or pick up pebbles in a stream or whatever, then go home with your haul and try to ID anything that's ambiguous and curse at yourself when you learn that you picked up something rare but didn't keep it. A lot of beautiful rocks and minerals like quartz are incredibly common too so you won't have a hard time finding them.
Nta but I've tried products like that, I even had access to free menstrual cups through work. Thought I'd never have to buy shit again and I wanted to be less wasteful. But lots of women return to disposables because you're already uncomfortable during your period and you just want to use what works out easiest for you.
I'm a cheap ass and I'm still back buying products rather than taking advantage of my access to free alternatives. I have my gripes with all products, I don't love any of them but for whatever reason I am less miserable when using disposable products. Much as I know its not the ideal.
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AYRT agreed, i'm not gonna shame someone for wearing makeup, it's hard to break a habit.
let's get back on track…
lootcrate chads will never understand.
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>youtube ads uses a decade old meme to advertise some fugly chips to you
Nothing is left sacred
The amount of snacks and processed food in these videos is ridiculous. There was only one lady who had her fridge full of fruit and veggies. I understand that the people in these videos probably just have kids, but I’d hate to think people that people aspire to this regardless.
Also good thread OP! I’m trying to be more aware of my consuming lately, especially after being a bit frivolous over the course of the pandemic. It’s good to see pictures and videos of what excessive consumption looks like so I can avoid falling into those patterns of behaviour.
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Nonas, would you spare a minute to learn of our lord and savior low-waste laundry washing?
When I was a consoomer I would spend a lot of money buying softeners (which are bad for most clothing), stain removers, pods, detergents etc. Fragrances are a scam (it's okay to use it IMO but not in EVERY product) and these products have too many chemicals which are bad for the environment.
These days I use plain ol powder detergent and sunshine for now but currently researching more sustainable methods (soap nuts, magnesium, citric acid etc)
Also if you're hanging clothes to dry, using a flipping motion on the clothes repeatedly helps reduce wrinkles!
Due to my living conditions, I can't really get the chance to air my laundry in the sun, and while it doesn't smell bad it always has that dried indoors staleness. Is there anything I can do to make it better enlightened laundry nonnie
IMO it's okay to use a dryer if you don't live in a warm climate. The point is making an effort to reduce using a dryer if possible. But if it's raining or snowing, ventilation helps with air drying! I am experiencing a really bad monsoon season where I live, so I let a small table fan blow to circulate the air indoors. And I use a collapsible rack to dry my stuff since I can bring it anywhere plus space is limited in most homes.
From my experience, what reduces smells is making sure you don't let the laundry sit in the wash for too long when it ends, and also reduce using softeners/fragrant products. If the load isn't too dirty you can even alternate washes with only water as well; I had to do this as my consoomer former self ruined my fabrics with softener. Mainly the cause of smells is bacteria which can grow faster in the laundry if you don't air it out properly. Also sunlight exposure can help get rid of the mildew smell if you do have some sunny days out.
Also the YT video is how an extreme minimalist does his laundry. He's a bit extreme but he's got some good tips. All the best nonita!
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I really hate the new toys.
They're always "panda corn unicorn poop slime rainbow poop emoji xD" themed and I might sound old for that but when I was little I had a lot of variety with dolls, toys, action figures. Now they're just effortless and for the lolz.
Also, the poop funny thing is really gross. Really, really gross. I hate that.
It's funny you posted this just now because I just tried making washing detergent from ivy for the first time, the washing machine is spinning as I write this. I was also looking into more sustainable ways of washing my clothes (already hang-dry everything) but concluded that soap nuts aren't actually that sustainable when they're imported from the other side of the world (so it would depend on where you live)
Anyway if anyone's interested in continueing this subject we should take it to the sustainability thread lol
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wtf for some reason i used to be obsessed with instagram accounts like this when i was a preteen. all of the accounts had similar setups (the rows of pads/tampons in a shoebox or something) and would do "absorbency tests" and "period kits." i didn't know that it was still going on 10 years later.
Thrifting is not 100% guilt free but I do a lot of thrifting too anon. I’ve also downsized a bit and only buy shit I need.
I’m not very hopeful about the future tho. For every one of us, there are many Zara shoppers and then the global companies that have already messed with everything.
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They seem to have become the Rae Dun pottery equivalent of younger women
Not quite what you asked for but what do you like about the Twitch thot room aesthetic? Figure it out and then find a way to add elements you like to your space in your own way. Whether it's the colors or the cuteness or whatever, you can hand-pick quality items to fit the bill. Add things you already love to the mix to put your own twist on the look. You deserve better than a copy-and-paste bedroom full of cheap shit you'll regret buying later, nonny
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I love pokemon but I hate pokemon collectors…
In general, I hate anything that has to do with blind boxes, gacha, loots and stuff. I like to know where my money goes and what I can get with it. The best serotonin rush is when you receive a gift from someone that knows you.
Don't ask me, I don't know how they survived either, but as long as I remember these shops were always for upper middle class where every old used garbage is "rare" and "vintage". It's funny you mention books, because those are the worst. In the one who specializes on books, in the place I used to live, the cheapest book I could find was 9 Euros and the average there was 25-30 Euros. Glasware is simikar too.
I think they get their stuff from declutter services and donations and throw away things that don't bring much profit, so it's basically like buying from depop scalpers without having a chance at the source.
Thank god there's local second hand online shopping platforms where you can buy directly from the people.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned kpop collections yet. I have some friends who are really into kpop and their collections aren't as bad as pic related but still… pretty bad imo. Tons and tons of albums, posters, photo cards, light sticks, etc.
I used to be really into visual kei bands and I remember being really into a specific band and thinking "wow I can't wait until the day I own all of their albums" but fast forward 10 years later and I'm so fucking happy I don't own any of them. I have a small handful of merch that I bought when I saw them in person, but that's about it. I was a poor highschool student at the height of my obsession with specific bands/groups and in hindsight that was for the best. I remember my favorite band putting out SEVEN versions of a single. One with a music video, one without, which was pretty normal, but then the other 5 each featured a different live recording of a song from their recent concert. I also remember CDs being sold with a ticket to see your favorite member so other fans I followed would post about them buying 10 of the same CD just to get the ticket they wanted and then selling the extras.
My friends who are into kpop are in their 30s and still going crazy buying all of this shit and it's cringey to see. Yeah it's not harming anyone and it's your own hard earned money, but how can you live as an adult with your head up these teenage boys asses? It's pathetic. And people also want to call it a "hobby" kek yeah right. I don't know what's worse, a small apartment devoid of any character or one that's covered in kpop shit.
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>>1006691>I assure you, what your children watch, what YOU watch affects you, radically.
Based all seeing nutcase priest, gotta burn 'em all>>1006774
Kpoop is peak consoom. I agree with you, the fact that they're in their 30s and are still thirsting over pop boys/girls bands is a bit sad. To me the scariest fans aren't the teen stalking groupies, but these adults who never grew out of it. Consumming massproduced and massmarketed music from little east-asia America is one miserable hobby
This is terrifying.
300 copies for what??? The collectibles are 12 so whats the point? Reselling? This is equal to gambling.
Disney collectors are insane. I had a small collection of Disney merch that I sold off a while back (I have a relative with an employee discount who kept giving me things) and it was amazing how easy it was to find buyers for random crap.>>1005351>>1005367
Exactly. As a consumer I have no way of knowing if the things that I buy that are labeled as ethical/waste-free are just regular goods greenwashed. Buying only perfectly virtuous products or making everything yourself seems like a lot of effort that could be better spent advocating for systemic change.>>1005476>>1005492
Foraging and mushroom hunting are the superior outdoor collection hobbies nonas. Free, fun, good communities, and you get to eat what you find.
Oh, nonita, I'm a Vinted user too! I recently dropped a size and I re-did my wardrobe with Vinted and I feel so much better than buying new clothes, since on Vinted stuff is cheaper and you can find many different things for your style!
I also buy books there, manga and old videogames, I like it so much since it's no home for scalpers lol
The only bad thing is that at least here where I am from, it's cheaper to buy from other countries than my own, since national UPS is more expensive and it's getting even more expensive…
I like it a lot, I also sold stuff.
Anyway, check the comment section. I bet she's saying this so he doesn't throw a manchild fit. Poor wife.
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One of the strangest collectibles I’ve ever encountered are these exorbitantly expensive animal ears that a lot of egirls and cosplayers have. I thought they’d be like $20-50 a pair but they’re like $200+ a pair. The pairs in this picture alone cost somewhere around $2,000 and they’re not even all of the ears that this coser has.
These are way too realistic to be at all cute, yikes. Looks like you're wearing a taxidermied creature. Vibes of dennis's cat woman wife from iasip…
God this brings back awful memories. There was a girl in my elementary school who would wear cat ears every day and make cat sounds/talk like a cat. God knows why her parents let her do that…she was also just always doing weird shit to people like stealing their stuff, but she had "adhd" too so she never got in real trouble. Spoiled little shit disorder, more like. She also would sometimes wesr Stitch from lilio & stitch ears and act like him (basically the same but she would say eeashka manifreeshka or whatever tf stitch says instead of meow). Wish i remembered her last name to look her up, probably a cow now
Also stupid question but what is coser? Just short for consoomer or something to do with streamers?
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this makes me so sad/mad because i used to own picrel, just to treat myself and i loved her. i was already over 20, so it was just some inner child thing of finally owning a really cool doll. my mom hated her so i sometimes positioned her in weird places just to piss her off, like in the cupboard or on her nightstand. i think i ended up giving the doll to my really young cousin because she expressed interest in it… thank god, because now i can't stand looking at her anymore because she has tranny flag colored hair.
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iirc anon these are usually handmade, most times custom and it takes a lot of work, not counting the good quality material, i don't think the price is unfair.
Owning 10+ however is a bit crazy.
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These things are like crack to me. I got pretty good at them, but only because I sunk so much fucking money on them. Being depressed and lonely and having an $800/month scholarship was not a good combo for me. I realized after a while that I was only chasing for that short moment in time of watching the toy making it into the toy bin and pulling it out and the first 30 seconds with it, but even after coming to that realization, I couldn't stop. I started playing for the stupidest shit too. I got some weird fan thing where you would put those air freshener beads into it so it would make the area smell nice or some shit.
I did get some useful things though. I got a spoon once when I thought to myself how I needed to buy another spoon for my dorm, and went into a game center and won a spoon for $2 kek. Another time I won a fleece sumikko gurashi blanket that I continue to use to this day, but I easily sunk over $20 on it. Doesn't justify all the money I sunk into them, but damn. Every time I walked into the game center, I'd tell myself I'd just look for fun and then I'd end up playing something.
Whenever I'm around gachapons or ufo catchers I have to really fight with myself internally to walk away because I know exactly what I'm chasing for and I know it's not worth it but it's so fucking hard. I feel like I seriously have an addiction to them and it's pathetic. The only ones I should let myself play are the ones with those corn snacks because they're easy, only 10yen, and I get to eat the snacks. But even then I should just go out to the store down the block and buy myself a big pack for like 500 yen instead.
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So this thread has been mostly women consooming so fair, aside from Moidgaloo. Let's post some malebrained consooming: we can start with sneakerheads. Hoarding something that's already at an inflated price, just to seem cool or to get one over on other sneakerheads… when the materials they're made with mean they crumble into dust in 20 years or so. Not to mention how dirty they quickly look if worn out more than a couple times.
Funnily enough, for all moids make fun of women for buying too many shoes or w/e, the leather, metal & wood that high end women's shoes are made of lasts much longer. I've found pairs of heels from the 1950s at thrift stores that were perfectly fine, just needing a replaced insole and some leather polish. And leather boots can easily last a lifetime if well cared for.
i have the same issue with my mom. she has SO much stuff. she has two wardrobes in the hallway, another one in her room, and two more (my old ones) in my old room. she also has three dressers in her room, as well as two shelves, plus three more shelves in my old room. everything is stuffed with shit, but she still has so much stuff lying around, in boxes and bags. she doesn't even know what's in her wardrobes most of the time, because she cycles through the same clothes every week, washes them, and wears them again. she also constantly orders stuff, then refuses to try them on because she thinks/fear they won't fit her. then the return window passes and she's stuck with clothes that don't fit or that don't flatter her. she's not dirty, it just gets hard to deep clean when so much shit is lying around. the stuff is everywhere, in the living room, the kitchen, my old bedroom, the bathroom… just the other day she said she had no idea what's in her cellar compartment and that if she lost everything there due to a flood or something, she wouldn't even know what's gone and what isn't. i always tell her to clean and throw stuff out and she admires me for being very quick with deciding whether i want to keep something or not. but she never does it. it's just too much work for her and she hates how much of a hassle it is to bring things to the garbage bins. every time i visit here, which is about 3 times a year at most, i feel like i wanna scream because it's so messy and stuffed. i wanna help her clean up the apartment, but it's like the place is a swamp and once i'm here, i got dragged into the swamp as well and i'm totally unproductive. i genuinely fear that she's going to become a full on hoarder and how horrible it's going to be when she dies one day and i'm left to deal with her belongings. i'm gonna end up just getting a giant dumpster and throw everything in there, i bet. ugh. sorry for blogging, i just have nowhere else to put this and it's really wearing me down to be in this place. i love my mom but i hate my old home so much because of her hoarding.
kek one time i was traveling home for the holidays, i was in the subway in nyc. Getting on with my big backpack & rolling suitcase, I accidentally stepped on this very large black man's very polished black leather loafers. He was like "TSK" very loudly and i apologized because that one I understand, polished black leather shoes are a very specific look.
Sneakers though? Who teh fuck care. I like them but they are meant to be athletic, worn til theyre beat and for running around and doing shit
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Nta but I've heard even foraging and mushroom collecting communities can even become toxic
… Especially with people over collecting and intruding on other people's 'turfs' (even if it's fucking public property) I think this issue extends farther than consoomerism and has to do with human hoarding and collecting tendencies. We want to feel secure in the amount of resources we have so we keep an excess amount of things even if they aren't needed. Also being able to show off what we have, makes people feel more competitive to have a bigger or more impressive collection than someone else, instead of just appreciating the pieces they already have
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Thanks to this thread I began watching hoarders again, one of my favourite shows.
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crystals are mined under horrible conditions in the 3rd world but fr some reason the uwu "kindess love and light" types don't care about thathttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/17/healing-crystals-wellness-mining-madagascar
You just reminded me of thisTw
: degen unicorn poop
When would you even find the time to read so many books? If you're reading a book a week, then you're reading 52 books a year. All of those books seem brand new, yet she has "decades" worth of books.>>1004985
Personally, I really like normal-sized anime figures, as well as stuffed animals and dolls. I'm not a hoarder, but it hurts to think of them as trash.>>1005012
Every sentence of this post is nightmarish. Horrifying and saddening. If I were her, I would just leave. No father is better than useless, bad role-model father.>>1005098
Although I don't wear any make-up myself and don't encourage anyone to wear it; I don't agree with you. The responsibility should be on the State, not a responsible consumer (the average woman is NOT a make-up hoarder.)>>1005107
This is so stupid. For most people in first-world countries a phone is a NEED. You need it to contact your employer (good luck getting hired without one), send emails, look things up, contact family members, etc. Do you consider all of this a luxury?>>1005476
This is actually a really good idea, I might get into rock collecting now, it sounds like a fun time. Thank you, nonna!
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some people own the same book in a million editions because cover pretty, like this miserable fucking guy.>>1007210
agreed. no shade if you own the latest iphone or whatever, but it should be considered a luxury.
I'm gonna get rid of a few video games soon I think. I have old games I played and want to replay but they're not masterpieces I'm obsessed with, and for some of them I actually bought them recently for cheap due to nostalgia. I've been selling books and games for a while from time to time and freeing space on my shelves is really satisfying. Did any of you get rid of shit and the regretted it? >>1007254
kek, hopefully anon has a maid who dusts her place when she's not looking so she doesn't actually lives in a dirty bourgeois shithole.
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i sold some games that i was still unsure about, since i haven't played them yet, and some other games that i loved, but either finished and wouldn't replay anytime soon (tox and tox 2, tales of berseria, tales of zestiria…) or that i haven't touched in a while because i completely lost interest (fire emblem three houses, pokemon sword, detroit: become human) and while i did feel weird about it/had fomo when selling them, i ended up very happy because i got a lot of money for my games. sometimes i DO think "maybe i should have kept fe3h" but then i ask myself, would you really play it? and the answer is no because i'm not into it anymore. same for my unread books. i only had a box full of books, but they were holding me back from everything. i kept thinking that i wanted to read (book) but i couldn't yet because i had (other unread book) in my shelf! i should read these first! when i sold them, i felt incredibly relieved and finally managed to get back into reading whatever i liked and whenever i felt like reading. giving away your possessions is scary because we are trained to be afraid of missing out and that our possessions are an extension of our personality/identity (see: rainbow capitalism). and, most of all, sunk cost fallacy is horrible, especially when you have no financial stability.>>1007283
nayrt, but i think it comes down to moderation. i have one piece of wearable hp merch and that's it. i like things a normal amount. this girl from my undergrad studies who was constantly decked out in ravenclaw merch, who was incredibly obnoxious about it and who also didn't shower/wash her hair regularly? not so much. obviously you can have multiple pieces of merch. if having a shirt of your favorite tv-shows sparks joy, go for it. as long as you still have normal clothes for situations that demand normal clothes and you don't look like a walking talking advertisement for the mcu (as in, wearing merch pants, merch socks, merch shoes, merch shirt, merch hoodie, merch jacket, merch hat, merch tattoo, merch accessories all at the same time) or whatever shit you're into.
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This thread reminded me of Lululemon collectors, which I only know about because my sister is really into the brand, although not to this insane degree kek. Apparently there's a relatively big, active subreddit and once she sent me this post of someone sharing their collection of 70+ of the same tank top in different colors. Picrel is a shitty collage I made of all the photos to spare you from clicking through the reddit post. According to one of the commenters, this cost over $5000…
I understand buying a few variations of the same item if you really love it, but this is just ridiculous, over-the-top consumption.
This is insane. Lululemon is nice and sturdy but three sets are enough if you go to gym three times a week. Wash them once a week then you’re done.
Nobody cares what people wear at the gym kek
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idk why but sneaker collecting seems like the gayest shit in the mainstream
The men who collect Funko-pops are clearly beta male bugmen but sneakerheads just seem Gay, its just feminine and gay for a man to care so much about shoes and to collect these things
You will never be a woman.
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Holy fuck that video thumbnail is basically this
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imagine your life is so empty that you get emotional over a disney park reopening and call it your "home". i get that not everyone has a family or a healthy relationship with their family, but goddamn. at least join a commune or a weird cult instead of sucking some company's dick.
Overcollecting is a pretty big issue in the community, yeah. I know in Vermont conservationists are emphatically telling people to stop foraging for ramps because they're starting to disappear. You can make it sustainable by foraging for invasive species like Burdock and stuff that comes from trees or bushes, though.>>1007276>Idk which fandom is the worst between Harry Potter and Disney
Disney wins hands-down. Disney superfans are INSANE
>Microsoft locked out people from even installing ubuntu with some gay BIOS shit for a couple years but likewise got fined by the EU and its much easier again.
Yeah I remember that. The whole switch from BiOS to UEFI that windows ten I think introduced.
>iphones they literally stop letting you download most apps if you dont have a new enough phone, because apple controls the app store
Yet another reason why I laugh at apple fags. All of my cousins have apple phones and I played some music (not on max) and they kept talking about how much louder my $200 android was than their $1000 iPhones. And one of them even said he only has a iPhone for the iMessage and facetime.
Stationary is one of my weak points and probably one of the only things I regularly buy and consoom. It's hard for me to not hoard stickers and inks but I have to remind myself that things are meant to be used. I have a specific drawer for all my washi tapes because I went ham when I first started collecting and filled it up halfway, but 5 years later its only grown a tiny bit and I have quite a bit of space left for new tapes. Ink and fountain pens are difficult for me because there's so many colors but thankfully my favorite stores sell small sample bottles of ink, which is honestly more than enough ink if I buy multiple colors. I'm not priced out of my favorite pen brands but I can't justify regularly buying $150 pens in different colors when I can barely juggle using the two I already own without ink sitting in them and clogging them up. If it's not pen brands, it's also pen types. I own two fountain pens, two refillable rollerballs, and a dip pen with some nibs. Currently I'm eyeing a dip pen that has a specific glass nib so I wouldn't have to buy a glass dip pen (a cheaper alternative to this store's other glass dip pen where only the nib is glass and not the entire body) but I'm holding off because I know it's just too many damn fancy pens for one perso nto own.
I'm also really into gift wrapping, but it isn't the wrapping paper that's the problem. I save the paper that's used as padding in packaging and have one big roll of recyclable brown paper that I use for wrapping, but it's the things I want to decorate the package that becomes dangerous. Different colored twine, stamps, wax seals, etc. I don't own any but I regularly look them up and think about buying them but it's not like I give gifts regularly enough to justify more than one roll of twine and using washi tape that I already have to add a little color.
I keep a journal so my tapes are regularly used, I switch between pens/ink colors with each entry so they're used, and I slowly go through my small stash of stickers, so at least things get used up, but it's hard to not add more to my collection. I can justify all I want about things getting used up, but besides the number of stickers on a single sheet, full bottles of inks and whole rolls of washi tapes honestly take forever to get through. I probably own like 6 full bottles of ink and I think I could just use these for the rest of my life and never have to buy another bottle. It isn't the bottle I want either, it's the color, so I could go crazy and buy 3 different shades of purple and still tell myself "but they're different shades!" Very dangerous.
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a grown ass man losing his mind because of care bears
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i don't understand the point of this video because i don't see any color change happen at all?? like at least show off what makes it special. (unless i'm blind kek)
who wants to look an ugly scrote go :O
, I literally covered the screen with my hand on his side to not look at that face.
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your posts reminded me of these insane scrapbooking tiktoks. i get the appeal of junk scrapbooking, where you use store receipts and other day to day waste for your scrapbooking, but this is just buying a ton of old fashioned/vintage looking shit from aliexpress. there is no personality, no emotional relation to the stuff she uses. i don't mean that you have to handcraft your own washi tape, but at least use your own old newspapers and stain them to make them look like vintage-y newspapers. it's just 'look at me gluing cheap chinese shit from aliexpress in a notebook.' the tap at the empty parts of the page, to invite you to write something there, is the ultimate middle finger. the journal is chunky as hell and you can't even lie it down flat to write on it, plus the space is so minimal, what could you even write?? i journal myself and sometimes i write ten pages at once to get my feelings out of my system. it's just superficial and useless, a poor attempt to convey some weird aesthetic. this person likely isn't artsy/talented enough to create her own art, so this is a cheap way out to come across as artsy and talented. also buying cheap shit from aliexpress in bulk scratches the itch to do impulse buys. i just hate everything about this.
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It's definitely my weakness too, and at least it's more useful than Funko Pops, but some people really hoard stationery. Picrel is a girl on Insta who has a whole bookshelf just for her memo pads, I'm not sure how she even knows what she has. She also has Ikea drawers full of washi tape and regularly makes $400+ sticker hauls. I love stationery, but this is really excessive and wasteful.
I don't get why people ask tiktok for random shit. It's peak cucknsumerism just to ask for people to "make a pink lipgloss!" "make a pink page!!" "make a pink slime!!"
Just go and make your own pages, lipgloss or slime. With these requests, people only give rich people more money. Sad.
I just moved into a new place and I have a lot of old consoomer shit, mostly anime figurines and the like, that I have trouble getting rid of. I don't really want to hang on to it and I don't have enough room anyway, but I'm really bad at throwing things away because I hate feeling wasteful and am sentimental about the past. Most of it is hard to sell on the secondhand market too. I'm gonna have to get over my aversion to throwing shit out soon though if I don't want to turn into a hoarder. Most of it is temporarily stored in my parent's attic right now and I've been loving only having what I need without any useless trinkets cluttering up my new place.
At least I haven't bought any new useless items in years. The only non-necessity things I still buy occasionally are thrifted clothes and art supplies that I actually use.>>1007495
He's doing the soy face. His eyes are dead because he is dead inside. His mouth is gaping because he wants to convey excitement, and his autism combined with his insecurity means he only knows how to do this in a very cartoony, performative way.
>>1007538>I'm really bad at throwing things away because I hate feeling wasteful
i think you should do it once and really experience the pain of having to throw away something that you paid a lot of money for, but that is absolutely useless/has no value for anyone but yourself. i did this with a chunk of my anime merch collection (i sold everything i could sell but some stuff was impossible to get rid of) and it really stings, but now i don't feel compelled to buy merch anymore because the pain is still so vivid.
also, in my country you can donate plushies with old clothes, so maybe there are weeb kids from poor families who are excited to find my bnha mochimochis at the second hand store. or maybe there's a homeless man wearing my uniqlo bakugou shirt now, kek
I hate overdecorated journal pages like this kek. I used to like the aesthetic but it's useless as a journal unless you have nothing to write about. There's no fun in opening these journals back up to read things back to yourself or look at old things that have some semblance of value (museum tickets, train tickets, restaurant or store receipts). It's just random useless sticker after random useless sticker. Journaling feels like something that should be very personal and emotional, so it feels really weird to see pages filled with emotionally void and meaningless pieces of garbage.>>1007525
This is fucking awful.
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she looks like she calls herself crazy, quirky and weird in facebook posts.
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This reminds me of Amberlynn Reid and her journal/planner hoard which she barely uses
I hate cellphones. I don't pick up calls or answer texts from anyone anymore. I keep it in the bathroom and use it to browse lolcow or reddit while pooping, or I listen to music while out walking, and that's literally it.
You just… you can't do anything real on a phone. Can't type much conveniently, can't do any real art, can't multitask at all between schoolwork/job and watching stuff. My sister is a zoomer & just on her phone all day, never uses her computer, and has had a ton if trouble getting schoolwork done since that started.
I feel like having to redirect yourself from phone to computer to do work is such a barrier to getting anything done…much more than being able to alttab between work & chats/browsing as your adhd demands. And ive never even been on that real youtube/tiktok phonezomvie shit i just read imageboards.
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Art collectors for me are just peak consoomerism/FOMO/mental illness on display. Just cause the shit they're buying is (really) expensive doesn't mean it's still not hoarding plus the doughiest/doucheiest guys I've ever had the displeasure of meeting are in these worlds. Hate how it's like a title or something to be proud of, like I've seen literal warehouses filled with artwork, fucking insane right?
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Like if anyone is into contemporary art, you'll know how much these art pieces would cost but if you're curious just check out artsy for KAWS/Murakami/Paul Insect and like it's just all dumped into a corner all this expensive shit because it's not about love for a lot of collectors I see but just to get hands on a piece before it sells out because you're basically Lenny Baxter from that one ppg episode
Idk imo this collection looks good and very organized, this >>1007601
is just sad tho
it's the same guy @
jayawesum, and if you want cringe >>1007607
just check out his instagram bio or the one he made for his daughter to basically sell out his #awesumfamily (real hashtag he uses)
I have used the word "dopester" to describe people like this for a while - people who only buy things because they're "hype" and have no actual personal taste or opinions. They just have this "everyone has to like this because it's hype and dope" thing, and they are incredibly averse to making any actual judgments of taste.
It's sad because they're actually very self conscious, and they do all this stuff because they have no confidence in their own taste or ability to make judgments. So they base their whole life around what other people say is hype. Basically all streetwear relies on there being a huge number of these idiot paypigs.
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that's really it, I see a lot of them (collectors) praising the most mundane artists because they have "hype" surrounding them despite the actual lack of interest in the artist themselves, they're still mindlessly buying shit they don't really need because they have to flex so hard to makeup for being so empty inside (picrel same guy btw, he's like one of THE kaws collectors rme)
This documentary is about how marketing teams stay on the cusp of what is "cool" and how it is marketed. It's from 2001 so outdated but I'm 30 years old so my childhood/teenhood was full of the products and celebrities shown.
It really helped me understand how fake Hollywood and consooooomerism are and gave me a better practical understanding of how it works.
Here's a synopsis but I really recommend watching the doc: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/etc/synopsis.html
found an article via reverse image search: https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/florida-man-tortured-by-fiances-cult-like-bath-body-works-christmas-candle-sale
apparently she bought 221 candles on candle day and each candle cost $10.25 instead of its usual price (seems like 23-27 dollars according to the website). so in total she spent 2,265.25 dollars on candles. yay!
Thanks for linking this, it's interesting and disturbing and relevant to today as well.
Like this part of marketing to teenage girls:>I AM a sexual object, but I'm proud of it
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they really don't, and what gets me is the lack of taste or cohesion with the rest of their house/hovel, like yes let me buy these bare min $200 figurine and get like 8 of them in one go, but just slap them all on some basic ass kallax shelf from ikea and rinse/repeat that till idk run out of space or buy a bigger place
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JFC even the pictures are pulling soyboy faces.
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I just got myself my first Iphone this christmas to replace my 7 yo Samsung. I'm happy but ngl I kinda feel like shit for buying an apple phone, especially for what I'm doing with it. I have one friend who's strongly anti-apple and have that picrel "all people that buy iphones are sheeps" mentality, the shit I'm gonna get from her kek
The seller did his job right and sold it well to me + I've wanted to try getting an Iphone at least once. It wasn't an impulse buy or anything since I really needed a new phone, but I wish I had thought about which phone to buy better before going to the store.
I really like ecofriend.lia, dropping vidrel since there was some talk about book hoarding
Years ago I owned a 3GS iPhone and it was the shittiest mobile phone experience I've ever had. Previously I had always owned premium SonyEricsson models and the iPhone was a major step down in many ways. The battery life was awful and it's ability to hold a signal was terrible. While it was great as a portable entertainment device, it failed in it's primary function. I was so happy when I went and bought another SonyEricsson.
I know that Apple have probably improved the shortcomings over the years but I think you might be disappointed that the gap between Apple and high end Android is extremely small.
>>1006060>Displaying keyboards like that is normal when you build them as a hobby (I'm assuming they're not prebuilt).
It's not really, keeping them in a case so they are safe and dont get dustry when not using is normal.
Her keyboards just look like normal entry level "customs" with either cheap aliexpress keycap sets and ebpt sets that are readily available.
The room just screams buying crap from aliexpress and making shit tiktok videos for other dullards buying shit from aliexpress.
the iphone SE 2020 still uses the thumb print, i’ve had this phone for a year now and really like it. i don’t plan on getting a new iphone until this one literally stops working.
i agree though fuck face ID, that’s why i don’t plan on getting a newer iphone, unless they bring back touch ID
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Honestly these types of people made me sad, these people just full of sadness and I wanna help them in someway
I wasn't ever a Disney obsssed adult but I was depressed and lonely and I filled my despair with fandom content that just only temporarily filled the void and I cared more about the "community" and relating more then anyone
we are basically lonely and were looking for some community, I guess when your awkward and don't fit in, Disney fantasy might seem appealing to many
>>1008126>they're still incapable of playing webms.
They have always been able to play webms in the VLC app.>>1008139
I have an iPhone 12 mini and it doesn’t use face recognition, just the swipe/passcode input.
I get there’s a lot of shitting on Apple because it has a lot of consoomers in its fanbase. I grew up in an area with very limited internet access and didn’t have a computer until I was in college, so when I got an iphone I used the thing like a computer and I still do.
… Is it consoomerism if i pick up free books in the landfill and bring them home?
… and there’s a whole room filled with them?
I like Apple because the Android OS looks disgusting and as a designer/developer with OCD I can't stand it. Also like I said I need Apple for my job.
Anyway if your last phone was 7 yo then you're not a consooomer and I wouldn't worry
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Also samefag but I saw this from one of her friend on twitter the other day and I died
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me too, i don't get it
marvel fans are the worst. Disney shouldn't have bought it and let marvel rot in its own shit. aside from being a shitty company, its their fault why the comic market is so shitty, the "variant edition" is slowly creeping to manga too and now manga editors are doing variant covers
and this leads to more consoom.
At least most weebs grow out of it, marvel fans stay manchildren forever.
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good idea nonnie
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what I find interesting about coonsumer based identities/subcultures are the demographics of people they attract
>Disney(overall) seems to attract mostly women of various age ranges and ethnicities>Star Wars attracts males 35+ and mostly white, the only males other then those seem to be ironic fans who watched the prequels and just mock the series over and the only substantial females are the Reylo shippers(who now have also branched into stanning Hayden Christensen)>MCU is rare mixed bag which appeals to pretty much to various groups at once depending on the exact film/series >Pokemon is also interesting, the anime seems to attract women overall with with the games however, the hardcore/professional Pokémon players will be male(likely autistic) and the casual players women and girls
I think a lot of the people making the requests for this kind of stuff are kids/people who don't have disposable income and are living through the influencer>>1007538
All you guys who have anime merch you want to get rid of need to make depops or something because I want to buy anime merch but not for full price. I had to get rid of my old "collection" and I wanna start a new one again, the little figurines I had made me happy when I looked at them.
Don't feel bad. They are good phones that come with long software support and will last you for a long time hardware wise as well.
I get hating on apple and they do do some questionable stuff (through it appears they are walking back on the hardware DRM stuff).
But for someone who isn't very techy and just wants something high quality that works, Iphones are an excellent choice.
>>1008381>long term tech support
wrong and in fact the opposite of true. apple literally blocks you from downloading apps after -4 years kek. And you can't even replace your own battery or add more memory without paypigging for apple some more
I jnow you're just coping but you should know how wrong you are. My android phone can be opened at any time and I can replace the battery or add a bigger microSD card myseld without having to glue shit or fiddle with wires or risk breaking my warranty.
In fact I can even bring multiple batteries or microSD cards with me for long traveling or camping trips and swap them as needed.
Apple will literally charge $100 more for an iphone that has less than $10 worth of additional space. Applepigs are so fincucked it's a hideous joke. It's like buying a dodge charger at sticker price, if you were only allowed to get it serviced at a dealership. Expect worse cause those are only 2x the price of a normal car instead of 5x.
Sorry iphonefags i don't blame you for getting tricked in the first place but thiz cope is weak and sad
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shaking and crying over my new iphone 13 rn
>I consoom and don't feel bad haha!! fuck you for trying to make me think about how my life affects the planet!!
heard it fuck off
iphone defense brigade is so sad. are you really shilling for apple on an anonymous imageboard….. do you really feel that cut?>>1008584
Based. I recently got a used iPhone 7 (because fuck consoomerism) and I miss my Android. Apple was strategic with introducing iMessage and making communicating with people using other Apple devices easier. If people sent me pictures or group texts over iMessage I wouldn't get them. This is the primary reason I switched to an iPhone. Even the blue bubbles are so much nicer to look at than green bubbles.
I like the body of the iPhone compared to Androids, but that's about it.
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I feel conflicted about his TeamSeas initiative. Although it's good that somebody is proactively taking the rubbish out of the sea, but,on the other hand, it doesn't really address the root of the issue- developing countries, like Bangladesh, have ample access to excessively-packaged, plastic goods, but little to no trash-collecting and dispoale services. Also, the idea that you can 'just recycle' the plastics in the ocean is insane because most manufacturing Asian countries don't want your trash. Taking trash out of the ocean, only to put it into landfill sites, which blows into rivers or sewers, then flows out into the sea again is a fool's errand, and basically does nothing to fix the problem
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Kek did you get brain damage from replacing your own battery or adding a bigger microSD card? Is it the reason why you keep reddit spacing and attacking everyone like a schizo? >>1008598
Yeah, cleaning beaches is like putting a bandaid on a gaping wound. It doesn't fix the issue at all, TeamSeas is performative environmentalism imo
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A lot of the consoomer fandoms women like are also heavily populated by gay men. I was really interested on Barbie for a while and I discovered there were actually more gay male Barbie (and general dolls) collectors on youtube than women.
There's dedinitely brain damage for the factory worker who has to dissolve your iphone's glue with toxic
solvents, then reglue it with toxic
industrial glue, just to replace the battery. Kek>>1008637
even applecucks admit they've had enough kek. no it's not the same for android, there are a ton of different companies making android phones with all different features so you can pick what you like. not one apple saying "here's what ypu get pig"
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I fall into the anime consoomer category mainly not like figures though, I collect character goods obsessively (badges, acrylic stands, plushies type things).
Most I can say is that at least I'm not at this level.
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Might be my mental illness, but I think doubles can look nice in bags and create pleasing symmetry but pics like this just make me feel intimidated.
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Most smartphone brands use lithium-ion batteries>>1008665
Is it some kind of ita bag thing? When you collect doubles and shit?
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>>1008697>Is it some kind of ita bag thing? When you collect doubles and shit?
Itabags are a similar concept, they're shrines in bag form, while stuff like this is just intense as fuck character shrines.
For itabags I generally notice guys into them are obsessed with making the biggest armor possible while girls like to create pleasing designs (at least when the hobby was at it's height, now it's just a bunch of boring dupe only bags) https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1GV41167ji/
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Looks like the Simpsons called this one
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Reminds me of Cleo Smith kidnapper being obsessed with collecting Bratz
kek i make six figures try again. i just don't give apple a thin dime.
and see here's the thing. for $1000, instead of a glued together iphone, i can buy an android for $50, and a vintage 50-year-old rolex for $950. and in 5 years, when the iphone 25 is out, your phone will be worth next to nothing, and my rolex will be worth at least the same if not more as when I bought it.
Thank you though for being big enough to admit the real reason you wanted an iphone, that is, ypu're afraid of "looking poor". But the thing is, in 5 years you'll look poor for having an iphone 13 instead of the latest model, but i'll be able to wear my vintage rolex forever and look rich even in dirty sweatpants. Consoomers kek
Yes they all use the same batteries lmao that has nothing to do with the fact that iphone batteries are glued in, while android batteries are easily replaceable yourself. Reading comprehension zero
You're not gonna get brain damage from touching the outside of a battery, but ypu might from breathing industrial glue & solvent fumes if you try to chnage out an iphone battery yourself.
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I’m way behind on this but saw a few anons here discussing books -
For any of you wanting to buy used to save money/ be a bit more eco friendly/ less consoomer-ish I’ve been using WorldOfBooks (recently changed their name to Wob) for a few years now to get all my horror/ sci-fi reads (but they have basically every genre.)
They also ship for free in the UK.
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too much sperging, here's some rainbow capitalism in action.
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>consooms cheap plastic shit like crazy
>eco-friendly shopping bag!!
also the fact that they have to pick the kawaii option at all cost so they even buy kawaii wet wipes just because a mascot character is on the packaging.
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Was Dior officially claimed by zoomers or something? I see so many of them on my twitter timeline posting about Dior glosses and lip oils
so the answer is… buy a used phone and stop contributing to global waste… like everyone was fucking saying. or if you really don't like lithium batteries, buy a plug in desktop computer and no phone at all. this isn't a valid
excuse to buy the most consoom phone of all because "it doesn't matter". black and white thinking
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>>1008324I want to declutter and make my bedroom feel less confined.
I just can't bring myself to eliminate any of it. I create several piles of what needs to go, but then, I halt at the step where I have to actually throw the damn thing away. How do I overcome this psychological hurdle???
>massive amount of papers, pamphlets: i keep thinking there's valuable information and that I'll have time to look over each sheet.
>clothes: memories and, "i can fit into this if i lose 5-7 lbs"
>accumulated trinkets or "junk" from past 10 years: emotional attachment and, "ill need this for future use or new apartment"
>over 50,000 screenshots shared between my computer and phone: same as the paper issue.
This thread scares me.
Kek, even her fake glue on nails are from Aliexpress/SheIn, saw them countless time>>1008927
Stfu retard, stop chimping out like an autist and repeating the same pseudo insult over and over again
When you buy something vintage… that is a thing with actual value… it doesn't lose value over time. And it doesn't contribute to global waste because nothing new is being made. I paid $950, if I sell it I get at least that much back. That means I am not a consoomer… but rather a literal happy merchant kek.
As another anon said, $950 is hardly a flex, it's less than a brand new iphone…. which is the fucking point I was making… if someone says they have an iphone 13 do you not believe them?
You doubt i have a rolex because they are seen as a luxury item. Yet a vintage rolex is less than a new iphone… but makes you seem a lot wealthier. And will continue to do so forever… while a new iphone becomes obsolete in 2 years. Do you get it? Are you starting to get it? applecucks are so depressing kek.
I dont care if you buy an old iphone because you like them more. But buying the new model every 2 years is mcmansion level stupid.
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i can only give my personal opinion and i bet someone else can give a different angle, but let's hope it doesn't end up with a bunch of muh rolex sperging all over again. so: i think digital content depends. i hoard ebooks i guess, zlibrary is my friend, but i'm also trying to read all the books since i read a lot and use my ereader every day. it's my primary source of entertainment, since i barely watch movies or tv shows. i also think digital content is different because you can't really show it off, unless it's dumb stuff like gacha pulls or whatever, where people spent actual money on getting a specific limited edition anime girl in a bikini png and then flex that stuff on twitter. there's also a difference between hoarding and collecting or building a library. do you love old games and collect ROMs because you enjoy playing these games for realsies? cool. do you just download that stuff, but you never manage to play anything and instead simply hit that download button over and over again? hmmm, difficult. another factor to take into consideration is whether you pirate or spend actual money on your digital stuff. aka pirating your retro ROMs or buying a bunch of games on steam and having a backlog of 100++ games. i think this>>over 50,000 screenshots shared between my computer and phone
is also interesting. what kind of screenshots? conversations with friends from the good ol' msn era that would be completely lost otherwise? i would keep them if reading through them from time to time sparks joy. if it's just random screenshots of dumb shit - delete.
in the end, having a few external hard drives dedicated to something you love is totally fine in my opinion and much better/less suffocating than living in a room full of funkos or starbucks cups or whatever weird stuff people collect.
Idk, sounds like you need professional help. Honestly, get yourself to throw at least the paper away, you know damn well you're not gonna read it.>>1008968
Ellipsis overuse is a sign of mental illness, are you the "scrumptious" Tory-fit autist from the fashion thread?
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Preparing to move to a new life where I will have very little storage space or space in general. I moved back to my parents’ at the start of covid and most of my possessions went into boxes in their basement. Now I’m going through them after 2 years and getting rid of huge amounts of stuff. Anything semi-valuable gets sold on Marketplace, anything of less value gets donated. I’m also way whittling down on how much clothing I own. Nobody needs 15 pairs of shoes. I’ve made a good $500 so far and I now feel much less encumbered. The psychological effect of all that stuff is real, even if you’re not looking at it every day. And having less junk around in general will allow me to put more emotional focus on the things I have that I really love, like the rocks I’ve collected over the years. It can be hard to get started but once you build momentum it gets easier.
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Japanese flip phone supremacy
Are you fucking kidding me? IT IS YOU. My queen. My American terminal autist. Your sperging must be praised. I actually bought that dress, the one I put in my post picrel and it looks good, it's 100% cotton so i don't understand why it looked like that on the pic
be careful with your typing style though, it's borderline tripfagging
Video anon please post more I love these
Everyone else shut up
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just for you, my precious cow <3
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somehow both the before and the after are trashy kek - also did she put that weird fuzzy rainbow thing on the floor? is it a rug?
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Do you think it was more organic back then? I know posters were the thing.
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pet peeve but i hate when they speak like that, you just know their parents are sitting in the next room and they don't want mommy and daddy to hear their autism.
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last one for tonight, hope you enjoyed my dump, precious cows. before anyone asks, i seek these out on purpose to stop myself from making impulse purchases. retail therapy but also not really, kek
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love you too, anon!
I ended up finding that fig you posted on amiami and now I'm going down a deep dive on Miku figs. I was resisting the consoom until now. I feel pathetic kek
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You can have a kawaii japanese candy jar without risk of binging etc as long as you stick to hard candy. I made my own candy mix in a big 1 gallon glass jar. This random pic has about half of the things I got. It's fun to go and buy a bunch of cute candy, so you get to do that, but it lasts forever. This was maybe 3 months ago and I have 1/3 of it left still, probably I eat like 2 or 3 a day which is only like 20 calories each or smth.
The great thing about hard candy is you literally can't binge. It would take like 3 hours to eat a whole bag, and it'll actually friction/abrade your mouth too much if you eat too many in a row, so ypu're punished and can't eat anything for a day kek.
Grandmas had it right, although I don't like peppermints. Werther's are ok. But I like the Japanese coffee, milk tea, strawberry milk, green tea, and black sugar ones a lot, and their flavors tend to be more subtle than western candies for the fruit ones. Like banana hard candy sounds bad but the J ones I got had a more subtle less chemical flavor than typical artificial banana and were quite good. At least different & interesting. Hard candy & tea is a very tasty combo also, the tea melts the candy a little faster so you get a little flavor burst.
I've seen a behind the scenes video of one of these. She records the video, then takes one bite or something and puts the rest in a simple, plastic tupperware bag for later. It's all for show, they know how unhealthy it is, lol. Otherwise, you can tell by their hands if they do
end up eating the snacks.
I found her when I went through a weird phase of watching these ~kawaii aesthetic~ tiktoks cause many things are cute but if you watch for a little while they get repetitive since all of these zoomers buy exactly the same shit from their ikea desk to those sakura coasters.her room is basically the typical gamer girl room similar to this one >>1005422
and she has even build some sort of thing in her backyard like a gamer gurl corner where she has even more junk.
like why get the same shit every other weeb has?they all buy merch from mainstream/currently popular anime.like bitch don't you watch anything besides sailor moon or demon slayer??I also hate how popular that darling in the franxx pink haired waifu is while she seems to be trash.
tbh these videos are a way for me to remind myself I dont actually wanna own all this garbage and it would be hell to clean.also these ridiculous snack carts UGH like bitch dont you have a fucking kitchen?not to mention many of them probably taste like shit.i got to try that refreshement that requires you to push that metal ball to drink it and it was probaly the most terrible refreshment I've ever had yet you see these all the time in these videos.
I would contribute a better video but I can't atm so here's one where she displays her pins and keychains on the wall.like…why(if you go to her tiktok you can see how much stuff she owns)>>1006774
I hate the fact I got meme'd to buy kpop stuff to "support" the group I was stanning so that I have ended up having albums and merch(not many but still) that I don't want and dunno how to get rid of since I wasnt stanning a popular group like exo or something.at least it's a lesson it could be worse
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Related to this, I can't stand ita bags. I can sometimes appreciate the ones that are organized nicely, but the ones that are 20 of the same rubber keychains is so pointless. I know it's supposed to look bad and be a quirky take on character obsession, but hundreds go into these garbage bags
Thank you nonna, I had no idea what these new proana who kept littering my feed with Brandy Melville haul, rosaries and "my year of rest and relaxation" shitposting were called, wtf is this? Is being ana a whole ass ~~ãesthetic~~ with zoomers?
Did y’all forget that people do things just for show on the internet? This snack cart was likely put together just for the video. This is the Asian snack equivalent of influencers who put on an ott outfit, take some pics in their backyard, and immediately change back into sweats. I agree from a consoomerist standpoint that the sheer amount of snacks on the cart is wild but it’s not like that person is eating it all in one sitting.>>1009423
Depop is apparently pretty good for destashing kpop albums even for unpopular groups. I don’t own any albums but one of my friends collects some boy group’s photo cards and offloads her extras on Depop.
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Me too, and I agree with the nonnies saying it looks impersonal for journaling. I always come across things like picrel, where I recognize each one of the stickers and papers used. The quest for aesthetically pleasing content leads to a "samification" of things that are supposed to be and look personal. It's the same thing when it comes to physical appearance with the rise of cosmetic procedure + cheap clothes allowing everyone and anyone to jump into trend bandwagons
"The ED cart"
Imagine the number of calories this cart contains>>1009472
Well my place is kinda cluttered. I like it and find it comfy like a nest, but it's a bit chaotic. Idk, I dislike minimalism anyway. It's artificial.
I'm more concerned about the slave labor in chinese factories… but craft supplies that you buy in local stores are most likely made in China anyway.>>1008947
Just go on bin sprees. Do it specifically when you're irrated about too much clutter. Throw junk in the bin, and put stuff you can sell or donate in bags, that you put away near your entrance door. This way you won't forget them in a corner. I personally enjoy donating clothes to the same second hand stores where I go thrifting. It's quick compared to selling stuff individually on vinted for instance. Except if you're in financial stress, I don't think it's worth the hassle for items you sell less than 15-20 bucks.
Bin sprees feel liberating and cathartic. It's my favourite part of moving out : it's very satisfying to see bags of stuff disappear.
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I keked at MISCELLANEOUS IMPULSE
Nta but there are minimalist brands too and people love consuming those
Also getting rid of everything as an extreme is just dumb, just use what you already have and don't buy new shit for the sake of being minimalistic
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I really don't understand these things and why people buy them… I have even seen parties themed around them (pop it cake, pop it piñata, pop it decor, etc) like I just don't get it. They aren't that satisfying to the touch anyway, te pop mechanism is too soft and feels icky idk. But yeah they're everywhere, they're the new fidget spinner slime squishy etc trend, they will end in a landfill soon
The thing I really hate about these things is that the pop sensation isn’t on both sides. One side when you push them are completely silent and feel weird to “pop.” The other side makes a nice sound and a significant snap when you pop them, but the fact I have to favor one side over the other and I have to load in my pops like I’m reloading ammo bothers me. I feel like it just defeats the purpose. I just assume one side is silent so others around you don’t go nuts.
On top of that people that collect these like >>1005427
make no sense to me because they’re all the same. I cannot imagine purchasing more than one shitty waste of silicone because all the pops are the same. Ok the designs different but they’re all ass ugly anyways. There is no real appeal. Immensely retarded. My half baked conspiracy is that bubblewrap popping is not even that enjoyable, and people were duped into thinking so through intense hype just so years later others could profit from selling trillions of molded silicone trash.
Idk, I think that what I consider unnatural isn't minimalism in itself but its meaning for (some) people, this lifeless aesthetic, and its relation to abundance. I completely agree with the Marie Kondo method to get rid of excess clothes, dishes, accessories etc. However, keeping doubles of tools, materials, outdorr stuff, etc. "just in need" is not necessarily a bad thing. The strive to dispose of what you don't use at the moment means that you will be able to buy it again if you need it in the distant future. Minimalism is a first world thing not only because people have the means to buy too much stuff, but also because you can buy stuff you need at any moment. This is why old people have a tendency to keep stuff : they experienced life before abundance.
I agree that you should buy new stuff as little as needed, and sometimes get rid of useless stuff. What i hate is people using minimalism as an excuse to buy new stuff and reselling it, or think that minimalism is an aesthetic. I think I hate this fake, bland, lifeless, 3d render kind of aesthetic that people lump with minimalism.
I had a merch phase when I was a teen and thankfully I didn't have that much money and it was still a bit of a pain to give it all away when I outgrew it. Luckily my younger relatives liked the stuff since I took care of it and they're still relevant today. If it was Pixie level hoard (which I could see myself get into if I could afford it back then) idk what I would do honestly.
Rilakkuma is still my guilty pleasure though these days I would only buy something practical, like a pencil or pillow. I had a Japanese classmate borrow my pencil case for a test and he was so happy to use my Rilakkuma stationery kek
>>1009545>what if you stop liking this anime/VN/game in particular, or liking weeb shit at all? (it can happen).
People sell them or give them away to their friends… But then, though luck if the anime or VN the merch is from isn't the flavor of the month anymore>>1009532
Not the anons you're replying to but I agree 100%. I love Mary Kondo very much and her phylosophy has helped me get rid of things that no longer bring joy. But no way I would just get rid of everything like some minimalist people do. I hate how much people in the show hoard though.>>1009477>>1009480>>1009470
Honestly, I might be in a minority here, but China has plenty of good quality art supplies. Not the kawaiified pens or erasers, I'm talking about copic-like markers or oil pastel bars. Hell even the stickers are cute and can be used for crafts. Don't forget either that they sell a lot of fabric supplies. So yeah don't feel too guilty about them.
I bought three of these because they were limited edition
and when I arrived at the store when it just opened there were already people digging through the bins. I didn't know it was such a big deal. They must store them in vacuum sealed bags otherwise that would be nuts.
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i'm back from consoomertok, kids
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A warning to those who want to go from consoomer to a more minimalist, decluttered home. Beware of the binge and purge cycle. There is a reason why Kondo and minimalism is being promoted. Many people throw things up just to fill their spaces with new stuff.
The solution is to work on your mentality (so you don't immediately go out to buy more) and declutter carefully (so you don't actually need to go out and buy more). Perhaps put things away in a box for a while and see if you might need them later or it's time to get rid.
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glad you like it! <3
also i think by now we get the whole kawaiisoomer aesthetic so i'm gonna try and branch out more but lmk if you don't mind seeing more kuh-why shit in the future.
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not as insane as >>1007660
but if my calculations are correct, that's 113 dollars in candles
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God anons why did I buy so. fucking. much. manga to fulfill my inner child's desires.
I've been cleaning and taking pictures/writing descriptions/searching secondhand prices all day long for the past two days and I'm exhausted lol there's only 30% remaining so must… keep… strong…
I asked my ex boyfriend to announce my lil shopee store on facebook groups and so far I've made 120 bucks. It's a mix of emotions: relief that I'm letting this past obsession go, happiness that someone got a good deal on a manga they've been searching for, disgust at myself for consooming… but it's a nice way to end the year and this chapter of my life.
I'm not selling all of them because some are dear to me, like the first manga series that I bought with my own money, some volumes that my grandpapa gave to me when I was 12, that kinda of stuff.
I began collecting when I was 12, but stopped when I was 14 and pickes it up again when I was 19. So a lot of the manga that I'm selling is stuff that I bought just to say that I have it, things that I couldn't buy when I was younger.
Gonna use the money to buy new clothes and makeup now that I'm a working gal and need to make connections for new internships at my college. No more cartoon shirts and jeans for this recovered weeb.
Adding to this, after you have decluttered it's important to also change what you're looking at online/irl. If you were a consoomer you likely kept browsing sites that encouraged consoomerism, as well as shopping sites and "just looking" in irl shops. It's time to stop and find other ways to spend your time.>>1009732>candle women
kek I like how you talk about them like they're a certain species.
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I get being a fan of a character, but why do they always have hundreds of the same badge? I always see people post stuff like this on some character's birthday, it makes you wonder what they do with it afterwards
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very true! i recommend https://freedom.to/downloads
. especially pause. plug in all the online stores you use, then set a timer, so every time you mindlessly open amazon or aliexpress or w/e the app forces you to wait for a set amount of time (like 10 seconds, but you can choose more) so you can take a deep breath and decide whether you REALLY want to shop or if you'd rather do something else. when i first got it, it was scary how often i clicked on online stores just to scroll/window shop and waste time looking at things. even if i don't buy anything, it still creates an artificial craving for unnecessary things.
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imo these are collection tendencies that can easily become unhealthy (i.e. hoarding) if you're constantly on the hunt for new stuff and have trouble throwing things out, but it's different if you're collecting things to use, appreciate, and/or learn from vs. to own or show off. There's some grey area (e.g. Disney fans who curate pins and can sperg out about a given pin's origins but show them off for clout and swarm new releases) but I think there are distinct differences between collectors, hoarders, and consoomers:
Collectors- >collect things because they have some sort of intrinsic or personal value, e.g. mementos from life events, good craftsmanship, (non-artificial) scarcity>ruthlessly curates collection; only collects items that are of value>expanding collection only happens when items of value can be collected rather than because of hype or a new release>collector can speak at length as to why they own each item in their collection and has a broader understanding of the hobby
hoarding:>collects items because the process of finding them is satisfying rather than for appreciation of the hobby or to show them off to others>collects things when they can, regardless of their value, and constructs excuses for owning each item post-facto>don't necessarily use, appreciate, or even think about items in their collection>doesn't necessarily put effort into maintaining the quality of their items >extremely resistant to getting rid of items they don't need
consoomer:>collects things for social capital within a given interest area or subculture>interest area/subculture is usually pop culture-related and often kid-oriented>collection process is structured around hype, artificial scarcity, and/or new releases rather than the inherent value of an item>having a big collection is usually more important than having a well-curated collection>excuse for owning a given item is usually about the release or artificial scarcity of the item rather than its inherent or personal value>highly concerned with showing off collection
i feel this nonna, i still remember when hello kitty was considered childish and cringe. i love sanrio stuff and my dream is to one day have a girlfriend with whom i can have matching sanrio stuff in moderation. like a matching key chain, matching water cups for the bathroom, maybe even matching mugs for when we have coffee/tea time together. i'm glad my favorite (sentimental circus)
hasn't become too popular yet.>>1009908
good post anon, i agree with this.
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i feel like collectors also have to deal with people wanting to add to their collection even though collecting is more about the personal value the items/collection has. sorry for blogging, but i knew this guy who had a career in classic music so he traveled around the whole world to play and he always bought a starbucks mug from the cities or countries he visited on his travels. he had a shelf in his kitchen dedicated to his 30 or so mugs. he could tell you a story about each mug and what he experienced on his travels and stays of the place in question. but many people didn't understand that this collection was a personal thing for him to keep track of all the places he visited, so they started gifting him starbucks mugs from THEIR travels. he's never been to california, but he had a california mug just because someone he knew had been to california. same for a friend of mine who collects magnets from the places she visited. people started gifting her magnets all the time, because they didn't understand that she only wanted magnets from her vacations and not any ugly live laugh love magnet from the dollar store.
Yeah girl I went through a whole rabbit hole reading more about them here: https://aesthetics.fandom.com/wiki/Waif
, because like the sanrio anon I was so confused by suddenly all these annoying, very online girls going crazy for things I liked like Yoshitomo Nara, Aya Takano, Fiona Apple, Unif but in this strange/"girl joker" way where they just keep on repeating the same things again and again to each other online because they all just stalk each other on tiktok and don't talk to anyone real, it's just so weird to me
Actually I'm selling them on my country's most famous secondhand site, my ex just posted a link to my store on fb groups geared towards selling weeb shit. I don't have a fb account so I can't sell at their marketplace. It's a niche and expensive hobby here, and other secondhand sites take too much money away with comission taxes that they pull out of their ass lol>>1009682
I love you, tiktok-chan. Pls keep posting more kawewe hoarding
Yeah, no question there.
Just look at mobile gaming as an example.
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there you go, nonny
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Bruh, why you collecting this gay shit?
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It’s not actually about having snacks or ease of access. It is all about showcasing that they’re a weeb and eat all the kawaii animu snacks >>1005427
The rise of hoarding this fidget shit, anime brainrot, kpop, and the popularity of retarded adult youtubers who sperge like children has convinced me that autism is, in fact, contagious.
I did say Werther's Originals are ok but other than that, I've been getting buckets of the same American candy for halloween for years. What am I going to do, buy a bunch of lemonheads? Lifesavers are good too but likewise I've had them all. Idk about mexican candy really.
I got everything at an asian grocery near me, it's not like I'm having it mailed or w/e, and it's not really more expensive. The flavors are new and interesting, which is important to me for sticking to hard candy rather than buying other snacks. My grandfather ate wint-o-green lifesavers exclusively for years, but I'm not like that I guess. We all had one lifesaver from the last bag that was in his dresser when he died. A bit cursed in retrospect.
We all have an urge to consoome to some extent, so when you are feeling it, it's better to work it out in healthy & responsible ways, like buying hard candy instead of something you'll hog on, or thrifting/buying used books or other merch as other anons have said.
Istg if I lived in Japan I'd make an online store full of those mystery boxes, grab some junk from the sales bin from Daiso and sell for a 250% profit.
If any of you do live in Japan, you're welcome for this billionaire idea. Just create a tiktok account with asmr packing videos and you're set.
Why do these kinds of girls always have stuff from shit anime for moids like dragon maid or franxx? I get larping for clout/male attention but it would feel really weird to have pins/other useless merch of something I don't even like just for muh aesthetic. >>1008870
I hate apple and won't buy any of their shit but changing an iphone battery is extremely easy and I've done it for other people a million times. You use a prying tool, pull the putty out from underneath, and disconnect a single cable, you're really exaggerating the danger/skill level.
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Kek. We all know this subspecies of the bath and body works addict
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I think sports, especially football worship, is the biggest consoomer behavior in the US. Public money is used to build sports stadiums, athletes are ass-patted and given an easy fast track through school, people plan 6 months of their life around it as well as every weekend, and even dating profiles (especially men's) are usually filled with unabashed statements about how they spend most of their free time talking about or watching football. There was even one Raiders player who was speeding over 150 miles per hour through a residential area and killed a girl and her dog, they burned alive, screaming while he was crying on the pavement and his girlfriend consoling him. Many defended his actions as a "young kids mistake". Same happened to a star high school football player when he was accused of rape. "He's got a bright future! Shut her up!"
Back to the consoomer aspect, I just find sports apparel hideous and around here many decorate their whole homes in the tacky colors of their team. Baby onesies with the official branding. Those catholic prayer candles, except instead of Mary and Jesus, it's a football player. It's all so tacky and ugly. You'd think it was a cult or religion.
As my own personal aside, Ive met one young and very famous football player's baby momma at a nail salon and she was the most insufferable person. They will treat you like a peasant because that how the entire nation props them up, as royalty.
All pets of my
All of pets my
All meow pets of my
Also the way these people will fight you tooth and nail about how their animals are perfectly fine and healthy when you know damn well they aren't doing fine being in tiny cages with barely any interaction. I will never be convinced.
The only thing I could focus on. Don’t dead open inside moment.
>All meow pets of my
I didn’t notice that at first kek
If these people know how to conserve food and aren't wasting anything, I don't see a problem. As a lazy recluse, I'm definitely going to buy a bunch of food to freeze when I get a job, so I don't have to go out every week to buy more or to run out of food all of a sudden>>1005422
I like it, the only thing that bothers me are the blinding lights thing on the wall
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why… just why
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I still can’t believe how much people are paying for old manga, especially with how easy it is to get digital copies. Complete sets of Red River and Basara sell for over $1000 now and it makes me wonder what the people who buy them do for a living.
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This is hyper specific but I dislike canned sardine consoomers. It isn't just sardines but all types of canned fish. I like canned fish but the way some people hoard it just makes me mad and it makes me worry that the price of deenz and other assorted canned seafood will experience hikes. Many people like canned seafood because it is nutritious, easy to prepare and CHEAP. I liked the deenz threads on /ck/ but between seeing the canned fish subreddit experience so much growth in only a year, the AMA with King Oscar (canned seafood brand), and that there is now a canned fish reviewtuber getting 50k+ hits a video I am filled with dread. These fuckers are going to make canned fish expensive and this is not good for the fisheries.
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and here's another, I am not making this up this is a thing
Vinted is a scan overrun by rich zoomer girls and their "y2k" bullshit and other aesthetic garbage, which is just thrift shops bought out and sold at 500% markup, at least here where I live.
Can't find any good leather jackets for an example, anything vintage has these girls ruin prices and lie about sizing because of oversize meme i hate so damn much and i want it to end.
just noticed this typo. Anyway, mass vintage resale is banned by Vinted rules and their mystery bundles also are forbidden. But no one reports this shit.
I'm just tired of these rich girls who never will have to work buying out decent quality clothes in affordable prices just to sell to other rich girls that will toss these clothes away later when "aesthetic" will change and previous is boring already
I agree with the nonny
above me, Depop is that way but I've never noticed it on Vinted. I would stay away from the "vintage" filter though, people use it for retarded purpose like reselling their shitty Aliexpress dresses.
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Oh is that what you’re worried about nonnie
! Then don’t worry, yes, it’s absolutely hoarding. Hehe.
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ngl this looks kinda nice, like a mood board or aesthetic pic on pinterest. >>1011012
i mentioned an e-reader earlier in the thread and it's absolutely worth it. i used to read on my phone for months, but when i switched to an e-reader i noticed that it was easier to fall asleep after reading. if the book is extremely enjoyable i still stay up late to read, but with my phone i noticed that it would keep me awake for much longer. i think it's because of the blue light? i also don't get distracted while reading. i often don't feel like reaching for my phone when i'm on my e-reader, while i would frequently tab out on my phone and end up browsing the net for an hour, when i actually meant to read.
as for transferring files, i think it should be pretty easy. i did a quick google search and apparently you can just email files to your kindle, which i do with my e-reader as well. the files show up within like a minute after i sent them out. pic related is the e-reader i have, i got it specifically because everyone talked about how easy it is to send any kind of file to it. since i also get my books from zlib and libgen and i was paranoid about kindle maybe noticing that the books were pirated? kek
i can also access my city's online library with it, which is pretty neat.
, this helps me a lot! I think I’m gonna try it out and see how I like it. I appreciate you mentioning the blue light filter, I think that’s why I hate reading on computer and phone screens lol
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Your weeb shit doesn't even have to be particularly old. I consoomed a lot of anime figure stuff five years ago and even my open box stuff is going for 3x the original price. The pandemic really fucked with the aftermarket and it's honestly a great time to cash out.
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agree. i bought bsd nendos when they were first announced (starting with dazai in 2016 i think?) so i got them all for like 30 bucks each. i sold them this year for 3-4 times their original price.
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some weeb merch consoomtoks for the precious cows.
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I just use ebay because I can sell it more quickly and usually scam more money in the process. You could also go to myfigurecollection but you're limited without putting out for a paid membership and people there know aftermarket values so you can't mark it up. Speaking of, this is also a good place to see consooming in action.
>>1011139>screens consume too much energy while hurting my eyes
anon reading from an e-reader isn't like reading from a phone or tablet screen. The battery lasts for literal weeks and the screens are matt and don't have blue light so they don't hurt your eyes.
>without risking the files getting erased
If you purchase the ebooks legit they're always stored in your account from wherever you bought from and if you pirate them you can always pirate them again for free.
I agree you don't need an e-reader if you don't read a lot anyway but you've got some misconceptions about e-readers lol
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An entire drawer for that
A big part of it was how I was raised. My parents rarely bought things and when they did it was usually on sale or clearance. We were just laughing about the fact some of our childhood Christmas presents were wrapped personal care products like toothbrushes and deodorant.
I recommend you think of delayed gratification. Think of keeping things for longer than your normal use cycle so you can "upgrade" yourself next time or think of the cost savings. I've had my bed sheets for a really long time for example. Instead of replacing them every 2 years and spending $50 each time, I can replace them every 8 years and can get a really nice high quality luxury sheet set guilt free if I choose. The quality will also help that one last longer too. And the cycle repeats. Same thing with cell phones. I'd rather spend $150 every 3 years than $600 every 2 years. That's money I could use towards a vacation or an experience. I hope that makes sense.
Finally, I am not scared of inflation. eating my savings. My money is in investment accounts so it doesn't really matter. You should look into saving for retirement and compounding. The sooner you start the better. It works amazingly with anti-consumerism.
I would look for used ones on ebay too! I bought a Kindle Paperwhite 3 I believe for about $40 after shipping. You can definitely get them for cheaper than that though, I kind of overpaid. >>1011033
is also right to worry about kindle noticing you putting pirated books on your kindle but you can easily download Calibre and the DeDRM extension to avoid that. The DRM is what tattles on you to Amazon, and once it's removed it won't do a thing. You can also convert files to mobi or whatever kindle takes and send them from Calibre too! I just recently started doing that.
Anon with the hoarding Disney adult sister here. She has the same exact issue. Her hoarding feeds into this mentality she has where she "needs" to get into the weight loss mindset, so she will buy a million Disney themed lunch boxes and portioning tupperware or kitchen appliances promising to make healthy cooking fun. She's been on this cycle ever few years so the house is full of her stuff. She stress eats and gains it all back and then goes through another phase where she needs to buy more. I understand the mindset, I'm guilty of it in some other ways.
Most of it comes from moderation of course. I struggle with binging with junk food so I try to have healthier snacks around to curb sweet cravings. Don't sacrifice junk food entirely, just get that dopamine rush from that special treat every week or so. It won't impede your entire progress. One cute portioning container at most, and reminding myself that my money should go towards healthy foods and gym memberships/exercise equipment. You can always buy some cute, inexpensive exercise clothes in the meantime to get your "I look cute" fix, but it's towards something useful to reach your goal.
Easier said than done, I know. But I hope this helps somewhat nonnie
If we talked about hoarding pets, can kids be “hoarded”?
While I believe having motherly instincts is real, I can’t wrap my mind about how a person can have 8 kids, aside “loving children” in which “children” is “babies.” One mother is not enough to raise properly more than 4 kids at once and I talk about feeding them properly, school, clothes and basic needs, unless she’s rich as fuck or stay at home 24/7 with a rich partner. Plus they create a lot of stress (waking up in the middle of the night, them being sick, school, listening to them). I’m not saying that being childfree is the best option, I just don’t think anyone who claims to “love babies” or really wants a baby of a preferred sex and is willing to try until she gets it, should be allowed to reproduce, since it will lead to many teenagers and adults being raised wrong since they didn’t get proper care. I think they just love being seen as a “super mommy” while all of these kids and babies look like a prop to fullfill their ego, like someone does with expensive jewelry and clothes.
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I think this is what a nightmare looks like.
Poor kids, you know very damn well that the older ones have to put their lives away such as school, friends and overall relationship to take care of their brothers who are just the representation of her mother's selfishness
It's definitely more about loving babies and toddlers than children. Besides the obvious problem of the 4+ children being neglected due to the mother not being able to provide for all of them, >>1012052
is correct. They end up making the older kids into mini mommies who have to look after the younger kids, wake them up for school, get them fed, make sure they do their homework, do their laundry, fetch them from school/daycare and provide emotional support while the mother takes care of the baby/babies. It's traumatizing to them and halts their own development, no child should have to play the role of a parent to their siblings.
I'm from a third world nation, my grandmother had 13 children(I can't even comprehend that just even physically) when I asked her once why she had so many kids, she said she needed kids to help with her and my grandfather's business, that was their purpose to be trustful employees(my eldest uncle started working when he was only 12 btw)
and as fucked up as that maybe I still that's most justifiable then having kids just for the sake of it as this woman has done
Idk, anon. Most of the people I've met who were raised with lots of siblings enjoyed it. When there's a certain amount of you, you kind of have to form a team and be there for each other
If it's genuinely what the mother wants (ie not being forced by a scrote) and she can handle it, I don't think it's for us to say it shouldn't be allowed
I grew up with one sibling and I remember visiting the house of a friend with a big family… shit was wild. It was like the kids were left to do whatever, whenever, to snack on rusbbish and live in chaos lol. I thought they were just one set of way too laid back parents but I've noticed that pattern in general. The more you have the more you almost just give up on trying to create structure or order in the home?
I'm sure theres some that go against that stereotype but it's a thing I always see.
Yeah, I'm an only child and I wanted a sister all the way up until I befriended some girls in school and one in particular had a whole lot of younger sisters. It was like walking into a zoo.
Three of the toddlers walked around bare-assed and spit food they didn't like on the carpet, the two slightly older girls were constantly screeching and fighting over toys, food, adult attention. My friend was the oldest by only two years and basically had to raise them despite their home being full of grandmothers, aunts and other relatives living with them. Fathers and grandfathers did fuck all but watch TV even though they were the ones bragging to my mom about their big family. It was constant noise and drama whenever I visited. I am so fucking glad I never had siblings.
It’s a ‘buy your personality’ kind of thing. Some want to be unique, and before they know how to be themselves, they adopt personalities from online and call it an aesthetic. And self expression is awesome, but when people call girls they don’t know ‘basic’ for not announcing their personality on their clothes, I feel annoyed.
Also, all schools should have uniforms to prevent this hierarchy of fashion and wastefulness.
i consume and am subbed to a LOT of asmr youtube channels. most of them are decent and i love them, but something kind of rubs me the wrong way: some of them have an absurdly high production value (which i love, i prefer it to those low-effort, basic "brushing mic" type of videos, and they're so creative!) and they're a nice experience to look at/listen to, but i can't help but think about how many props and junk go into producing this type of content and what happens to it afterwards, nevermind those with giant real-life sets like vidrel (myaling's content is one of my favorites tho, this isn't criticizing her directly).
where do all of these props go after the video's up? how much money goes into buying/making the props in the first place, and how much does that contribute to consoomerism and unnecessary purchases? and yes, i know that to be a content creator of any kind you "need" these materials, but you can't reasonably argue with me that this is a little bit over the top.
idk, it just rubs me the wrong way to think about either these youtubers' houses being cluttered with all these unnecessary garbage, or for them to have to go through the process of selling/getting rid of the props after every single video. maybe it's hypocritical of me to say this too, since i'm subbed to these types of channels and actively consume them?
Solidarity. You described me perfectly nonnie
. I will cycle between being responsible and withholding impulses to spend on the next thing I’m fixated on and justify to myself. Every new hobby/ interest etc /feels/ like the thing that will stick and so I justify the spending money.
I know it’s just addiction. And I know it’s not entirely my fault, everything in this world is trying to get us to part with money. I was a binge drinker and a smoker for a time in my twenties. I stopped drinking and I don’t struggle with that anymore thankfully and I quit smoking with medication but spending money I just feel like… stuck. I know all of the reasons why it does not serve me and yet. And then I think “well I earn a decent amount, and at least it’s not substance abuse anymore”. But it’s still harming me.
The literal only thing that has helped me has been to keep a money journal. Each week tally my debts against what is in my account. I get attached to that number each week at least not getting worse. It’s like taking away the escapism aspect and pretending everything is fine in my bank accounts if I don’t look at them has been helpful.
Anyway I’m sorry that’s my only advice nonnie
, even though you didn’t ask for it. If any other nonitas have any suggestions, I’m all ears.
>>1012070>why the hell are you basically raising your sister and her kids?
Late reply but it's a difficult situation. We were both abused as children and where she was younger it seems to have affected her more as an adult. Every time something goes wrong in her life, she runs back to me for comfort. A lot of bad things have happened to her over the past few years and this was made much worse by the pandemic.
I'm not too concerned about it because she will pick herself back up in time. She doesn't seem depressed or anything, she just wants to be close to me and be with the children while she processes what's happened. She's a good mother and loves helping me around the house.>>1012166
I have a five bedroom house so space isn't an issue for now.
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She doesn’t seem depressed but can’t get a job, can’t make food and put her husband and kids in your home. Anon, I get it, you love your sister, but she needs therapy, not coddling. If you don’t act now, she wont ever be able to live her life.
Anyway, resin “small businesses” are boring as fuck, they’re like crystal small businesses. I love me some pretty rock, but I can’t understand how people want to support thousands of similar shops. Girls out there really slapping their garden flowers in some plastic chimical solution and package them with aliexpress packaging and stolen art sticker “freebies” but then claim to be sustainable and ethical
“Fairy grunge” “goblincore” “dark cottage core”
Just use “ quirky art teacher core”.
Nta but I recall seeing documentaries mentioning how this happens sometimes in Asia (especially Cambodia but also shitty parts of Philippines, Vietnam, etc.)
Oldest child moves to a big city or nicer country like China or Japan and sends money back to their parents. Even if that means having to be a hooker. Their parents demand it once you're old enough
Typically poor parents do this literally for a retirement plan, so if they spawn off enough kids they will have multiple sources of income
, that’s actually really good advice. I’ve struggled with horrible OCD in the past, and I thought previously I was starting to get better, but OCD is tricky and manifests itself in different ways, including impulse shopping. I remember therapists have recommended writing down OCD-related fears to make them more real, so I would imagine a money journal would do much of the same for impulse purchases. I think there’s also an element of self-sabotage going on in my case, which may be another thing I need to address.
You know, having about five kids can be great if there are TWO SUPPORTIVE parents. Most fathers leave the mother burdened, but in financially stable families where the parents are both attentive, it’s fine.
Having many kids is harder in Western families where extended family don’t live with you or help out, where everyone is all “not my responsibility” individualists. And there’s no problem with living that way if you want to, it just makes looking after children harder. >>1012330
I believe only a select few of those who adopt ‘aesthetics’ actually care, actually like mythology, or studying ancient literature, or mycology, or vintage music. They treat their hobbies and playlists like clothes to fit an image, without actually enjoying anything or feeling strongly about it.
They would bitch about being basic, and then have no real hobbies apart from aliexpress and tiktok, but it’s ok because sooper aesthetics legwarmers and crystal necklace and eyeliner say I’m speshul. Here are all my unique, corporate acceptable opinions too, that I will treat as edgy. Here’s my music taste that I care little about but will broadcast because it fits my image etc etc, it’s all so tiresome, they clearly don’t know who to be without being watched.
That being said I think a lot of us on this site have internalised misogyny and are outrage addicted, including me, to a degree. I still appreciate the drama, autism, and gynocentrism.
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Rilakkuma or Sanrio consoomers, it’s astounding the amount of money wasted on such expensive plushies and stationary, seems very wasteful to hoard so many plushies and all of them probably collecting dust.
admittedly, i am part of a plush appreciation group, but i am not very active and i could never own as many plushies as some people do. i have like 5 on my bed and my others (theres like 3-4) just sit in the corner of my room and theyre small and accumulated overtime. i love plushies, but i know my limits and i definitely cant own anymore because it would just be excessive and i just dont need any.
imo having a huge room of stuffies dumped everywhere is a waste and i get that people can do what they want, but i would never wanna reach that point. its fun liking cute things and purchasing some small things, but when things are just piled up its time to sell…
Anon, that's the point of japanese design. Usually, japanese charas have a blank expression so you can imagine their mood, make up stories and such.
Funko pops are horrible because they're not original, they take out the soul and personality out of every character, no matter if they're good or evil. Just two trivia cents.
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the bears literally have the same vacant expressionless eyes as funko pops though, they’re both made for mass consumption and are probably very low quality items
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Honestly Rilakkuma is the worst of san-x. There's so many other nice characters but for some reason everyone goes nuts for this brown bear
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the very HK entry off from Wikipedia, nonita. Following HK's success, people made him the face of San-X, as HK is the face of Sanrio.