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 No.18254[Reply]

I've lived in America for my entire life and I'm really starting to get fed up with some stuff about it and I don't know to do except vent about it. I just want to know what other people think about these grievances.
1.Puritanical society: America was founded by puritans and other such zealots and even today that's readily apparent in common culture. An obsession with not just the preservation of some archaic, arbitrary moral code, but also with the status quo is ever-present in just about most of the people you meet here. Preconceived notions and lessons beaten into people command day to day life. Take the typical American. Their head is filled with handstand logic and back flip principles that they don't even consider for a second might be wrong. What's more annoying than what people believe, is their insistence on its rightness and exepectation that others conform to it.
2. Society of slaves: America has always been carried by the labor of exploited people and it has only prospered either when a source of people to exploit was readily available or everybody else was screwed up. Every point in history, everything. Colonial times, blacks. Industrial Age, for a short time, actual Americans. Railways, the Chinese. Today, Indians, Chinese and Mexicans. You could say this about pretty much every society, but only America is obsessive about their being the best while having citizens who are unwilling to labor in a farm because they think that they are too good for that. Everybody just has to spend a fuck load on college so they can get a liberal arts degree and drown in debt.
3. Everything is shit: The airports, the cities, the public transportation, the schools, the roads, every other part of infrastructure, they're all filthy and and horribly out-dated and in a state of disrepair and decrepitude. Even in the oldest parts of the country, the architecture is drab and done with as little care as possible. Every house is just a block thrown together. New York has a few nice, gothic buildings, but the rest is either the same boring, modern fare , or a rotting stack of bricks. Look at the subway!
4. Nothing ever changes: Look at the sprawling mass of emptiness, the endless, lifeless suburbia where children are sheltered and locked up in the most literal form of a physical and mental bubble as they could be. Look at all the small, shitty towns. Look at the bizarre mountain people who may or may not be inbred. Look at the shitty food filled with cPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.18296

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>>18294
Villages by definition have a high population density for a very small area. Stuff like modern conveniences haven't made me happy, so the lack of easy access to them is not deal-breaker. The differnce between the town in that picture and any village is clear. Those few buildings not only make up the town, but entirely encompass its meaning. There is nothing but those buildings. A village has history, is has customs it has people whose families have know each other fo decades. Within families everybody actually gives a shit about each other. A tiny, shit town hasn none of that. It is barren of significance.

 No.18297

>>18296
Think what you will. I think you are greatly romanticizing these villages. It's classic "grass is greener on the other side." I used to think other places were magical and cool and wanted to live in them until I actually visited some. I have newfound appreciation for what I have here thanks to places I wanted to go instead of here.

 No.18298

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>>18296
Romanticized indeed.
>A village has history, is has customs it has people whose families have know each other fo decades. Within families everybody actually gives a shit about each other. A tiny, shit town hasn none of that. It is barren of significance.

Man, writing this response is a pain, I keep changing my opinion as I remember different facts and places that I've visited.

Basically, in my place you've got the picturesque idyllic villages with cozy apartments and vine cellars and views of pretty landscapes - things that the inhabitants have arranged for tourists in order to make money. Living there is indeed not bad at all, though it might be a boring kind of lifestyle for some people.
You've also got the villages that aren't based on tourism. What you'll find there is 3 families (or rather, what remains of them), their houses, barns and farmland; maybe a tiny cross or a chapel somewhere nearby.

None of these really have any sort of interesting historical or cultural background that you seem to be talking about. Even in the quite pleasant tourist village the houses that you might marvel at are actually newly built, or at least expanded, while in regular ones they're just blocks of brick with a balcony. The old houses crumble and are replaced, the people do their best to live comfortable lives and don't bother too much with tradition. It's all for show, in a away. All that shit about how much they can't live without their donkey and playing their traditional bagpipe is a farce in the same way in Britain as it is here. In reality they live in the same way as in towns, they drive cars, buy groceries, watch TV and tend crops alongside all of that. The most interesting history that you'll find here is usually some personal story related to WWII. In fact, towns are way better in regards to stuff like this, actually having folklore societies, museums, medieval churches, castles and older residential buildings, since more people are willing to preserve them. Everything is within walking distance, the shops, the school, the coffee places… Villages, on the other hand, are somewhat isolated; they're close, but you still have to use a car.

It's true that families in villages are more knit-together than in towns, but I'd say it's simply because they have no other choice, no other person tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.18300

Can we just all listen to NiN

 No.18325

>>18300
my nigga



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 No.16214[Reply]

Been some three (or four?) years since I stopped visiting here. Many of the old threads still around. /g/ got removed during my time. It was kinda cool.

What I can still remember: that one Japanese guy with the great theories and explanations for the symbols, Booger-chan (funny thing, I made a friend who's a bit like her), that butthurt brasilian? kid with youtube as his weapon, the launch of the manga, christmas presents thread. And the aesthetic, which was really at least one somethingth of the experience.

Thanks for the cool pics and bittersweet memories (I wouldn't have known times of crippling anxiety could be nostalgic afterwards). Good luck in the future, keep /yn/ alive, keep /ot/ a little toxic, also wasn't there a 2kki board at some point in time? Rest in peace WILDCARD. what the fuck are these unrelated anime pics?

Regards, someone with a unrelated anime pic.
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 No.18280

>>18278
Shoe me a pic of the lead actress.

 No.18283

>>16218
idk why but combined with the snow this pic makes me emotional asf.

 No.18287

>>18280
Learn to read: "planning stages"

 No.18290

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>>18287
Well, good luck I guess.

 No.18295

>>18290
Thanks, I guess?



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 No.18111[Reply]

Christmas thread.
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 No.18239

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>>18111
merry christmas everyone!

 No.18240

Merry Christmas, uboa!

 No.18241

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Merry christmas ubuu

 No.18242

love and joy!

 No.18246

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It's not Christmas anymore ubuu. Christmas is dead and this thread is its rotting corpse.



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 No.18129[Reply]

I remember reading somewhere a while back that a lot of the, "unanswered questions", in SEL were actually answered in Digimon Tamers. Both were directed by the same person and DT is notable for it's darker tones and bizarre themes. Do you think there's any merit to this, or was it just some guy looking too deeply things and seeing something that isn't there? What do you think the parallels are, if any? At the very least, both have sentient digital beings.

 No.18133

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Nice thread.
Well I'm not certain if there's a legitimate connection between SEL and DT, but I do agree there's definitely some influences. I guess a possible example of this is Jeri's character whose apparently supposed to be based off Lain. Both personalities and the way they're played out throughout the plot awfully resemble each other.
(Pics related)

 No.18189

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>>18129
I'm not finding Ryuutaro Nakamura's name on Digimon Tamers, but I will add that I do think there is correlation among his work. I know Kino and Lain shared a lot of similar themes, although I will argue that those two shows were already similar in tone to start out with.

 No.18193

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Nakamura did not direct Digimon tamers. The director is some other person.
Interesting enough, Nakamura directed Sakura Taisen, a series for who Yoshitoshi ABe drew the manual of the first game.

 No.18195

>>18189
>>18193
Why are you talking about Nakamura? I'm talking about Chiaki J. Konaka. I guess, "scenarist", it different from director, but he was a writer on both too.

 No.18196

>>18195
Well ya dingus, you said "director" in the OP but didn't provide any name.
He's got an interesting repertoire though.



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 No.18161[Reply]

What was that thread that way just posted and deleted by that 18 year old girl? It was so painful to read. Jesus how pathetic. Complaining about shit when she had pretty much every advantage. Oh boo hoo, rejected by any ivy league when you got bs and cs from your ap classes and didn't even do sports when you had a talent for it? I'm just sobbing for that poor girl. How tragic and not all all predictable. But, seriously reading that shit made me want to drown a puppy.
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 No.18163

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>>18162
A thread was posted in hikki and seemed to be immediately deleted. Op asked for where her life should go now that she is, "newly 18". She then told a sob story about how was too tired to spend time with her friends and quit doing volleyball when she started freshman year for no reason. She was in ap classes and got mediocre grades, unlike her classmates, and was for some reason surprised when the ivy league school she chose as her early decision didn't accept her. What a massive fuck face. It reminds me of the story about a miserable king who saw a lowly servant always being happy and humming music. He wondered why the servant was happy and asked his aid about it. The aid later put a gold coin on that servant's door step. The servant was of course happy. The aid then started putting more and more coins. The servant started arguing with his family about how the money should be spent and he started worrying about losing it all the time. He became just as miserable as the king and hummed no more.

 No.18164

She realized her mistake and got rid of it. What's your problem? Why didn't you let it stay dead? By the way, I did see her post and I'm not defending her in the slightest, just saying it's gone so let it die.

 No.18165

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>>18164
>What's your problem? Why didn't you let it stay dead?
It reminded OP of nasushit and didn't let him sleep through the night. I'd be mad as well.

 No.18169

This is a bad feels call out thread.
Why not just keep it to yourself?

 No.18180

>>18169
Because, if I don't let out my bad feels, I'll implode.



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 No.18160[Reply]

Who else likes Golden Boy? I watched it a few years ago and ever since I've been smitten. It kind of represents an unrealistic ideal that you still strive to come closer to. As far as, "ecchi", shows go, it's definitely one of the best as that part is only in the side-lines and never gets in the way of the plot. I like its episodic nature, which I think should be more common.


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 No.18159[Reply]

Discuss


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 No.18028[Reply]

Does anybody still care about Thanksgiving?
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 No.18092

Why do amerifats need 2 festivals in the same season? Can't you just give yourself turkey nuggets on Halloween if candy is not enough? This sounds exhausting

 No.18104

>>18092
One to circle jerk over patriotism and being a good person, and another to buy shit while pretending to give a shit about Jesus.

 No.18139

>>18092
Americans are just fat fucks. You nailed it on the head right there. They will use any excuse to stuff their face with a cheeseburger - i've been to America and seen this happen first hand.

Once, while I was in New York for a holiday, I walked into one of their infamous feeding zones known as "McDonald's". Right as you walk in you're overpowered with this sickening stench of sweat, rotting milk and aged cheese. This family was sitting in one of the booths eating their happy meals. The matriarch of the group, who appeared to be nearing a hefty 250 lbs, was enthusiastically encouraging her offspring to gulp down one of those processed prole-slop sandwiches.

"Git it down yee boy" She squealed in her piggish, high pitched manner, inherent in most American females of her stock.

"Yessir, Mamma I certainly will"

The she-baboon then forced the entire cheese burger into the boy's mouth and you could obviously see he was in pain. Meanwhile, his surrounding family were supporting him with their animalistic whoops and jeers. Not to mention the fucking clapping. Anyway, the kid seemed to swallow the entire thing in his tiny wee mouth, tomato sauce and tears streaming down his face and mixing in with the relish. He spluttered and coughed but you could see this twisted pride in his eyes. He was going through some kind of rite of passage. After he has slid the monstrous girth down his pie hole and into his gullet, all his family members stood up and started clapping. A young couple from the next table over (both fat fucks) congratulated them through grunts of acknowledgment while simultaneously gorging on french fries. Everyone in the restaurant starting a round of applause for the chap and he leaped up on top of the table, with his potbelly proudly sticking out, and starting singing the star spangled banner. It was fucking horrifying. Never going back to that shithole.

 No.18140

>>18139
Nice story, but people who actually live in NYC don't tend to be fat. If you're talking about New York State, you should specify that.

 No.18142

>>18140
nigga america is fat the world knows it get out of the closet



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 No.18119[Reply]

So, what are you up to today, ubuu? I've finally managed to have some free time so I'm wasting it drawing a bit and translating some songs I've had on queue for a while.
Also sei, for the love of god, change the snow to damn snowflakes already, please. It's getting on my nerves that tohno has proper snow while we don't.
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 No.18127

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>>18126
Typical sleep procrastination. I don't have much to look forward to during the day, so I stay up late browsing. Going to sleep is like instantly transmitting your consciousness into the shitty next day rather than enjoying yourself for as long as possible at night.

 No.18128

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>>18127
Ah yes, I know what you mean. I'd use all the hours I could at night to do things at peace knowing that everybody was in bed and nobody would bother me. Unfortunately, I also had to wake up quite early, so I'd spend my days tired and sleepy. Back then I was still in school so things were more or less okay since I had good grades, didn't need to study and could nod off there. That still didn't make me feel better, since I didn't particularly enjoyed leaving my house for so long.
Now that I'm on college I need to study more, so I find it difficult to give my nighttime to physics and math. That's why I started studying in the mornings and using the night to relax, which also includes more sleeping. Somehow, having to go through long periods of time using your brain does really strain you enough mentally to make you rather sleepy at night. It's a good thing I can sleep more or less after a few minutes of being in the bed now, contrary to the past when I could go for hours just looking at the ceiling no matter how tired I felt.

 No.18130

>>18128
You probably live in a dorm, right? Do you think things would be different if you were a commuter?

 No.18131

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>>18130
Since I live in my house, I'm already one.
On the other hand, if I had to live on a dorm, it'd really depend on who my dorm mate is. I'm not comfortable living around people I don't know, more so if I have little to no privacy. That would definitely mess my time set up even more and I'd end probably going back to extending night hours in order to counterweight the stress of daylight, and thus tiring myself even more.

 No.18132

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>>18126
>What MMORPG?
Warframe, strictly speaking it's only MMOish, but when you run every mission on public because it's easier to grind it may as well be. They did also added new open world area recently, complete with more new resources in it for you to grind.



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 No.18039[Reply]

I know this might sound edgy, but here I go anyway. I've been thinking about human predictability a lot lately. It seems to me that with a lot of things people seem to follow some kind of program, like their actions and words are automated and not their own. This is both on a day to day basis, and during unusual events. It's not just going through the motions, it's too exact. Let me use an inevitable event as an example: the death of Miyazaki. Thinking about this is actually what triggered this train of thought. When Miyazaki dies, I can already tell what will happen in far too exact detail. At first everybody will be in shock, but then they'll once again go into autopilot… Big news sites and tabloids alike will all publish the same article as each other about what a great man and inspiration he was and how he shaped the dreams of children and all of that white noise. People on social media will talk about they watched his movies as kids and how upset they are. Some people will make memorial videos on youtube talking about how great he was and they'll all go on and on like they're reading the same script, but slightly doctored to give the illusion of diversity. Ghibli will make a statement about it and maybe even make something in memorial to him. Right after that blip in time, it'll be gone and people will almost instantly snap back into their regular programming. That's it. It didn't even happen, and yet the feeling of it is already palpable. I wouldn't be too surprised if all of those articles were pre-written. My point is it's not like Ghibli will use their remaining funds to build a plane and kamikaze it into the United Nations head quarters. This example is just on the big scale, but I see it everywhere. Am I alone in this, or does anybody else feel it?
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 No.18076

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>>18075
Huh, I personally have never experienced any desire to protect my identity because my identity always felt completely natural to me. I acknowledge to myself that I put on a facade around other people. I know that that's not the real me, it's the me I present to other people. This in itself a facet of my identity, the fake identity and desire to maintain it. Maybe it's because I always have spent so much time in my head, but I always saw a very clear and absolute line between my true self and who I present to the outside world. I even put on a mask when using ubuu. The mask is closer to who I really am, but I certainly withhold information. I do this as a defensive mechanism against other people because I know my true self has a lot of off putting qualities. It has nothing to do with a desire to fit in, it's a desire to not stand out. In an argument, I always start by being almost certain of my position. If the other person starts to beat me in the argument, I have a tendency to bend the definitions of words and logic to try and twist things so that i'm still right. If I fail to do this, I might actually change my perspective on something. I don't feel that defensive about my identity. I have no problem with the notion that in ten years I might be totally different. The hope that life might make me a superior person to who I am now is actually comforting to me.

 No.18078

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I don't know, I guess with human predictability, the reason it seems so predictable is because for every situation (in the example you give for instance), there is a limited amount of possible reactions. This is especially relevant to culture. The way humans react must in some way be shaped by our culture, values, self preservation, communal perception etc, so I feel to some degree, reactions will only fall into a certain general set. This set might be diverse—in the case of mourning, think of how many view death in the context of reincarnation—but it will ultimately have a general feel. Thus, it's probably best to look for the subtle nuance in how we react, and to be genuine. Being contrarian doesn't make sense as a general life strategy, but being critical and sincere in your thought and will at least allow you to understand our predictability.

 No.18079

>>18076

>> In an argument, I always start by being almost certain of my position. If the other person starts to beat me in the argument, I have a tendency to bend the definitions of words and logic to try and twist things so that i'm still right. If I fail to do this, I might actually change my perspective on something.


>>I don't feel that defensive about my identity. I have no problem with the notion that in ten years I might be totally different. The hope that life might make me a superior person to who I am now is actually comforting to me.


Isn't that moment of maintaining correctness still in some deep rooted way preservation of identity? I guess realising that your opinion changes and that you put on a mask, as well as fundamentally understanding your self preservation in argument negates that to a degree, but I'm not sure it totally separates your identity from your opinions.

 No.18080

>>18079
I do that because I hate losing. I have a stubborn streak and it extends to other things.

 No.18081

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>>18078
>The way humans react must in some way be shaped by our culture
Why is that a necessity? There lies what my problem fundamentally is. All humans experience the emotion of grief in the same way. The feeling is consistent, yet the reaction to it is not. Is mourning a cultural exercise, or a personal affair? Common practice in society is inevitable and necessary in some cases, I understand this, but the way in which we mourn in modern society rubs me the wrong way. There is nothing natural about it as it is only possible because of technology. There is no diversity in society's reaction to something. The diversity you speak of is from one society to another, it is not from individual to individual. Mourning is an emotion that is experienced by an individual and an individual can only truly feel their own pain. Because of this I feel that the emotion should be reacted to individual(or with people who you actually have a strong relationship with). No click bait articles, no capitalizing on the object of mourning, no social media posts. I believe that these practices cheapen death and turn it into a digital circus act for people to gawk at and feign empathy for. Even if participating is a, "good life strategy", I want no part in it and it disturbs me.



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