I'll be 21 in a few months. How about you?
25 since December.
Protip: Make sure you know rule #1 before posting in this thread, or this could end poorly.
19 in september
26. I'm the oldest person so far.
You're 12 and new>>260
And you're 17>>261
I was underage for my first two years that I was here but that doesn't matter anymore.
Breaking the rules is wrong
I'll be 22 soon
I'm 20. Surprised there are so many here that are my senior.
I'm 32. I'm also not exaggerating…almost 33.
True. Some of us don't figure our shit out until we get older and have some experience under our belts.
23. I'm breaking out of NEETdom this year, it is time. 23 isn't even old compared to a lot of people on this site and similar, but I still feel bad and can't understand how the past five years flew away and left me with nothing.
31 here, you're not alone.
Perhaps because older NEETs/hikkis eventually catch the bus.
28 years old. Trying to break out.
32 as of today
Thanks! Celebrating by getting drunk and watching Konosuba
True. I own a retail business. I still shove my employee to the front counter and hide whenever possible. People make me uncomfortable even though I'm "good with them." Heh.>>526
Happy birthday, fellow 32-ian.>>529
We are all friends here. It gets better as you get older, so there's that to look forward to.
It's probably too late by now, but it would be a good idea to read the rules before posting.
What kind of things do you sell?
As a rule of thumb, it's never a good idea to tell your age on communities/websites based off of 4chan.
To answer the question, 20. Turning 21 in July.
I'm 21 and still on NEET allowance. I do at least put in job apps, which I never did as a teenager.>>529
You seemed nice.
Corporate wage slave reporting in …25 and still going strong
rest in peace forever sweet underage prince
what day is your birthday? I turn 20 in six months. maybe we're secretly twins separated by a year
how old was everyone when they found yn?
I was 16 or 17 when I played Yume Nikki.
I wanted to play it for a year before that but I never managed to get it until later
I'm 22 now.
I wonder if I'm the only one here who found it from captpan6 lol.
Also I wish I was 14 again.
The 2nd day you?
I was 15 or 14.
30, though it's been awhile since I've been around.
Sometime this year I will be 26. I wish I could redo the last 10 years of my life
18, 19 in August. I've been a NEET for about a year.
Too many hate on this dude. I guess he just joking or something. I mean the mail. Maybe you envious of him.
THE MODS WONT ALLOW IT!
I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR LAST DAYS IN JAIL.
With 19 or so I lost track of how old I am in the current year. There is nothing to celebrate anymore. The years pass by and I am almost 24. Best time is gone.
It's his fault and I'm not going to post it anyways
oh and also I'm 19~
It also counts as harrasment and possibly sexual assault.
Where the fuck has time gone. I swear I was just 19 not that long ago… Now I'm turning 24 and going nowhere fast. I want to die.
I'll be 20 in ten days.
I am 19. Turning 20 on the 25th of June, and as I've just found out there's a tonne of good games coming out between now and then(e.g. Odin Sphere PS4) so I think I'm actually gonna go get a job, I'm bored of doing nothing all day anyway.
24, 25 in the coming months.
It seems like imageboards are mostly populated by late teenagers and kids in their early twenties. With the cut off point being about 25. I guess people out grow imageboards? It's hard for me to stay on an imageboard now. It must be the combination of work and wanting to read manga/play video games/other hobbies more than shitpost. Plus I want to raise a family.
24…I had one of those moments recently where I looked back to when I was 17 and thought, "Holy shit. I could've sworn I just blinked." Even though cerebrally I know that in that time I've enjoyed many comfy anime, video games, etc., so I almost don't regret not having a life worth remembering, as it would be suffering to yearn for its return.
I'm 22 now and will be 23 this year. Still neet.
Aren't age threads not allowed and pointless as well?
Just pointless circlejerking with no actual discussion.
Except for the odd >>529what's up with his mail
This place is surprisingly young. I always thought more obscure *chans would be populated with only the most hardened of oldfags, but I guess nothing is really obscure on the internet anymore.
Actually, many oldfags left the site around 2015, so what you're seeing now is mostly a collection of new users, which on the other hand are rather young due to the nature of our board (yn and related games, etc).
Well, at least that's my guess, there was an age thread in /ot/ somewhere in 2012 and I remember most people was around 18 or <20, back then…
I noticed that most of the few "oldfag" and the sorta cynic, average day in dead boards attitude died in late 2016.
I myself made quite a few recent threads about re-exploring the old to spice up dicussion when it seemed uboachan was dead, to look back on things that eventually formed the core of this board but are no longer talked about.
It seems around Feb-March some new people started to come in here (mostly to post in /hikki/, which i don't see a problem with, but it seems uboachan is now rather centered around /hikki/), probably from lain/RandomInternetPlace.com/tumblr (lain got wiped for a while so some people gone refugee mode here, see that cyberpunk general, and tumblr is full of people praising YN for being "an artistic masterpiece", and i'm sure theres a lot of people that are somewhat depressed and use tumblr) , and i don't really know what is it that's causing this, are people looking UT wiki and finding that Gaster ripped off Uboa?
Anyways, the recent surge in activity is interesting.
Maybe some random dudebro from YT made a video about Yume Nikki that got decent views or something and people looked YN up and reached this place.
Well, /hikki/ is, very ironically, what is killing and keeping ubuu alive at the same time, in my opinion. I mean, Yume Nikki & FG discussion is stale as fuck; and for a good reason, the trend is almost completely dead. Interesting enough, recently there has been more activity there (as you've mentioned), but it's still not the most important center of discussion in this place, as it used to be. That role has been delegated to /hikki/, which is some sort of blogging board, thus placing the main point of our imageboard on something along the lines of the so-called "neet culture", which from my point of view is very stupid.
While I don't really expect a new spark of activity in /yn/ or /fg/ anymore, I wish /og/ was more active, I loved the pandora's box it used to be some years ago, when people would go there and post some rare jewels, and it's sill a board with a lot of potential.
Now, I know I proposed a why to the reason of there being many young people in this place, but I'm also be interested in knowing exactly what were the factors making newcomers discover uboachan. Lainchan sounds very plausible, although I have my doubts about tumblr; most of the site that knows about us despises and spreads bullshit about us being some sort of "bully site".
>Maybe some random dudebro from YT made a video about Yume Nikki that got decent views or something and people looked YN up and reached this place.
No, please no, anything but that…
By the way, I fucked up with the greater than symbol. I meant X>20, most of them should be around their mid-twenties by now.
I legit wonder how many users here are actually NEET, not me though, I work and study.
I proposed tumblr because i really don't have ANY idea how people are finding this site aside from lainchan.
Some people even found Yume Nikki and by proxy ubuu by TVTropes.
Maybe 8chan or something else? I don't really have anything to confirm it, but for example, that /r/place thread where a guy screenshot'd Mado, mostly everyone was just bitching about reddit or "leddit" which implies they come from some *chan sites. I don't really recall having anything against Reddit, the Yume Nikki subreddit is kinda nice for lurking, albeit deader than ubuu.
Most mega-oldfags that witnessed the 2kki & .flow hypetrains should be in their late 20's - mid 30's by now, and as we know passions with hobbies dies/burns out, so they're all mostly gone.
It's sad that /hikki/ is the center of attention. There are other non-YN (most newcomers to /n/ haven't played YN) boards with interesting content such as /lit/ & /og/ that are dead as well.
/ot/ is still a wild card, but the shitposty-esque discussion has been getting bigger.
>>3093>I have my doubts about tumblr; most of the site that knows about us despises and spreads bullshit about us being some sort of "bully site".
I found uboachan through tumblr some ~3-4 years ago. Someone mentioned it while talking about a .flow update that had just been released, and I don't recall any negativity surrounding it. If there was any, I guess I wasn't involved enough in the community to fin it.
No idea what's going on now, I haven't seen uboachan mentioned anywhere on the site.
I never get tired of posting this picture. It's from a survey someone made some years ago in tumblr about the community. Many… "central" figures (meaning: Most active) contributed with their two cents, resulting in what you see.
Long story short, when Middens was posted there was drama. Legit arguments, and trolls. Later, when flux was posted, there was drama. Everybody was mad because there wasn't any material at all despite the author claiming she was being active. Again, legit arguments, and trolls. Later, bleet had the marvelous idea of warning people that uboachan wasn't a good place to post fangames, because "they may be harsh". Tumblr, being the autistic scream-rape-prone piece of shit it is, took it the wrong way and started spreading it like fire about how we were complete shit and the bad guys. Basically because anything that isn't sugarcoated with 40 kg of honey is automatically rape, and no matter how good the critics you give if they don't comply with this, you are obviously a meany and a cunt and a troll who enjoys crushing devs because they don't fit your "standards" (see second pic).
That reminds me when that spanish Yume Nikki forum got hacked or something they started coming here with war and youtube threats.
But I haven't seen anyone complaining about Uboachan recently.
Do you guys can say your age over the top of your head?
I had to do some math… 23
Oh boy I thought I got rid of this ages ago. This thread is actually against Rule #1, though I don't think that clause existed when the thread was made. Since there are other discussions going on I'm going to just bumplock the thread and add a note to OP post.
EDIT: It's OK now, rules changed.
got stuck in the lifestyle at 16 and now I know things really need to change but I have no idea how
Just wondering. Is it still forbidden to mention how old you are if it were related to the discussion on hand? Like, say, a thread about NEETdom as a 25+ person and stuff like that.
Tbh I'm having second thoughts about how this rule is implemented so I think I'll make a /sugg/ thread to explain why I put it there and see what people think.
Rules changed, bumplock removed. Don't ask a specific user about their age and don't reveal yourself to be underage, and you're fine.
i'm in my 20s, been a NEET since i was 16
21 if you don't count the fact I was born on leap year.
18, but since I am a chimera my both body and mind is 9 years old
27, been wavering between hikki and semi-hikki since 13
Why do these people keep appearing?
same reason the hikki elitists appear
I go outside every day, I work, I have a social life and a girlfriend, there is just no such thing a "semi-hiki", it's almost as if I told you I'm "semi-NEET" or "semi-gay".
I turn 20 tomorrow. I've been lurking and posting on ubuu for 6 years and I still don't know how to fucking spoiler tag my text LMAO
"semi-gay" -> bisexual
"semi-NEET" -> impossible, you either are or you aren't
"semi-hikki" -> that's called "introversion" kid
>>3889>"semi-hikki" -> that's called "introversion" kid
I'm afraid to inform you that the definition of hikikomori (according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) is:>「仕事や学校に行かず、かつ家族以外の人との交流をほとんどせずに、6か月以上続けて自宅にひきこもっている状態」 時々は買い物などで外出することもあるという場合も「ひきこもり」に含める
"Somebody who doesn't go to school nor work, doesn't interact with people outside the family circle, and hasn't left their home for at least 6 months. Cases such as people under this condition who still leave their home to buy groceries from time to time are also considered 'Hikikomori'".
(Source: www8.cao.go.jp/youth/suisin/pdf/hikikomori/s1-2.pdf )
Meaning that you can't be a "semi-hiki" -> that's called "bullshit".
>>3889>"semi-gay" -> bisexual>"semi-hikki" -> that's called "introversion" kid
Correct, no one says "semi-gay", because it's ridiculous, they'd also be "semi-straight", they call themselves "bisexual", for the same reason "semi-hikki" does not exist, you're just introverted.
Uboachan is a fountain of self discovery isn't it?
Read the FAQ already m8
I'm pretty sure we took the word hikki in ww2 and it is our right to do whatever we want to to it colloquially
>>3900>I'm pretty sure we took the word hikki in ww2>ww2
I'm going to pretend you actually didn't say that.
>it is our right to do whatever we want to to it colloquially>our
Maybe you mean "my"? For example, N.E.E.T. is a definition coined by UK's and ever since then everyone has agreed on its meaning and used it the same way UK has been doing since the very start. Because otherwise you'd get things like "semi-neet" being valid because "guess what, I have my right to do whatever i want to it colloquially".
Hikikomori is just a translation of "Social Withdrawal"; you can't be "semi-withdrawal" because that simply doesn't make sense. Why just don't say "asocial" or "introvert" instead of using flashy words?
In hindsight I'm ashamed of my aggressive shitposting.
I personally don't like dealing with the semantics of labels in situations like this because it drives people away from the actual context of the original statement. I just try to take someone saying they are a "semi-hikki" as someone trying to relate their feelings to another persons experience. To me this brings up the question, do people here want to be related to?
I spent over 90% of my year alone in my room so far and even I have difficulty calling myself a hikki but no difficulty calling myself a semi-hikki.
>he internet plunged it's genitals straight through your skull and into your brain
This is a real problem for many issues in my life I'm sure, I've seen it in others.
I guess I don't want to call myself a hikki because I wish I had way more of a life than I do.
>>3924>The internet plunged it's genitals straight through your skull and into your brain.>mfw
Be right back, Anon, I'm going to draw some shitty rule 34 of the Internet itself violently skullfucking aspie chan memesters. Get your lube ready, you're gonna need it!!
Yea, the Internet has fucked up a lot of people. Or rather, the combination of digital isolation and fucked up people with a greater reach did.
I used to come here when the big Jay was having problems with funposting back in '13. Been feelin it lately.
I'm almost 36, been fighting a delaying action against society rushing in but I'm not sure how long I'll last. I've been staring into the abyss for the long haul. Can't work under these conditions psychologically; I see everyone turning against me, stealing sleep from me, creating noise.
You clearly have some sort of mental affliction. Get help while you still can and candidly talk about it with your parents and anybody who cares. Don't drop out of uni. Switch majors if you have to, but don't let your emotional state get the better of you. What's distracting you most right now? What's preventing you from having enough energy? If it's your laptop, throw it away and use the computer lab/ library as needed.
There is clearly something fishy. Let yourself checkout, since your condition changed suspiciously far too quick.
26 and still kicking.
Just got out from a really bad period of life which lasted for a year. Move out from parents and got a job. A simple one though, a stock associate. Long hours, gruelling work, meagre pay, but honestly, after bumming around for a year, wallowing in my own despair and depression, this job maybe for the best - at least i dont have that much time for a "depressive self-reflection spiral" thing.
Its not a good life, but much better than i had.
nice job, anon
i hope you can at least beat my high score of working for only 5 months at a time
>>4900>spending money on mobages
Holy shit, stop. You can play actually good games right now without spending a dime.
Thanks, mate. Its been about 1.5 months now for me. I have no idea if I'll be able to reach your record. Especially cuz I know two of my fave colleagues will be leaving sooner or later. >>4900
I'm lucky the mobages I wanna play aren't available in Euroland, otherwise Id be in the same boat. Now I just spend it on Manga, doujin and clothes mostly lol
But I don't really care about PC or console games anymore aside from a solid few titles. I got used to being left out of the gaming scene since all I had was a potato PC and no consoles outside of a psp back when I didn't have any money.
i want to go back 6 years and change everything
i want to go back 23 years and change everything
28, started having trouble fitting in when I was only 8
Trouble began 10 years. Holy fuck, nobody can choose their family and what people you get exposed to, when you're still young. And mine got fucked up suddenly back then.
PFFT, I'm 27 and started having troubles at 4.
Jesus Christ, I thought I had it bad.
turning 15 in a few days
I’ve already been a complete hikki for 2 years (no homeschooling at all) out of depression and have recently started going to a school in south east London for kids with mental health issues. However, i’ve recently only went 2-3 days a week and get scared to go home out of fear of being kidnapped/raped. I want to be an engineer when i’m older….
How fucked am I?(USER WAS BANNED FOR BEING UNDERAGE)
Rules are rules, if it's less than three years, the staff would be admitting they let little kids browse the site.
20 but I feel 60.
I wonder if this poster is legal now…
Absolutely based child-mind poster.
dodged /neet/ by volunteering weekly, but stopped going so here I am. Spent so much time doing nothing when I could be doing so much, want to get a job so I can get more of a grip on my life. At the very least I'll have money.>>671
Must have been around 2010, so 10 or 11.
19, 20 in September. >>671
10, but I never played it until I was 12.
30 year old whose mentally 8 reporting in.
25 now, I've been bordering hikki for a while but have been in education most of the time to some degree. Weirdly finding these hikki threads recently has helped my mindset towards it all, instead of having this terrible guilt and shame all the time I can now put a name on it and have been dealing with it a little better for now at least
I turned 18 this February
currently 19, turning 20 this October
The jobs I've had that weren't too bad for that were doing warehouse work (heads up though this is fucking miserable) and medical transportation. Most of your time in medical transportation is spent on the road and roughly half of that is by yourself (or with a partner or two if you're an EMT/Paramedic) and when you're just a basic wheelchair van driver the other half is mostly just driving little old folks home or to rehab. It's kind of a comfy job and I've been enjoying it. Definitely worth looking into.
25, will be 26 this year in October.
I'll be 24 in July
I am Back after a few years of absence.
Went to study and threw away everything.
Now back to being a NEET I guess.
Glad this site is still running.
Really enjoyed the time back then.
I'm 21. I've been a NEET since I left high school when I was 17.
lol didnt meant to post oekaki orz
My life is really weird.
On the one hand, I have a decent programmer job, and I there's a couple thas good friends of mine, and allowed me to contact some high up people such as euro-parliamentarians and other influencial people. We are shaking up some things.
Besides those, I spend all my time alone. I had an exgf a few years ago but it went to shit after college. For some reason I don't manage to make any new friends and I don't really care about gfs anymore, so I just kind of live in a void.
I also know way more than I should about meditation, the occult, and other things…
I've had some ridiculous experiences, like chasing a suicidal schizo around a town, along with the police and the taxi company.
All those things may look like my life is fun, but it's actually being alone, browsing niche stuff, meditating and nothing happening until one of these crazy events happen, I'm a magnet for them.
If life were a script, I'd really want to meet the writer, and ask him wtf did he smoke when he wrote mine! Not that I'd complain though, it's not bad, just bizarre. I'm not a NEET, yet normal people feel like aliens to me. The feeling is probably mutual.