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Uboachan's scanlation group Patchy Illusion Team has just released two new Yume Nikki Doujins: In the Shallows and Refrain. You can see all of our previous releases here.

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 No.18516[Reply]

My grandpa died a few months ago. He was a fairly prominent choreographer in the USSR. The last time I saw was when I still in a crib, so I have no memory of him. We don't speak the same language, so I also didn't get the chance to talk to him even once. I was sad about not being sad. My grandpa was very… eccentric. Since decades ago, both him and my grandmother obsessed about his health. Even while my mother was growing up, him and his physical well-being were always the top priority. Every time he so much as had a cough both of them would start worrying about it and go to the doctor. There's a saying that goes something like this: you shouldn't have a complicated relationship with your doctor. Well, he did. He at one point was a shoemakers apprentice, but after being drafted from some war he gave up on that. He actually left the draft by faking appendicitis. After that he decided to be a dancer, and he was pretty good. I'm nobody to judge him, but he wasn't what most would call a good person, and neither was his wife. For a while, my mother, her mother, her father and her aunt all lived in the same place, in some tiny shack. My mother and her parents shared a room. Sometimes, during winter nights, my grandmother would nag him incessantly for hours on end about absolutely nothing. He's eventually get so fed up that he would strangle her while she called for her sister to help. This didn't just happen once, and it was all in front of my mother. Normally my grandfather wasn't abusive or anything. He never harmed my mother. Other than those times nothing else would really happen to my knowledge. My grandfather was actually pretty cowardly. They eventually moved to an apartment closer to where everything was going on. One time, at night they heard a woman screaming outside and my grandfather was absolutely terrified. Pretty weirdly, when my grandmother shouted at the voice to go away it suddenly came to an abrupt stop. Pedophiles would try to lure my mother into their houses while she was walking to her home in that neighborhood sometimes. My mother had a half-sister on her father's side as my grandmother was his second wife. My grandparents, especially my grandmother, treated her awfully and that could best be described by one event. When my half-aunt's mother died, before the funeral her body was kept in my grandparent's apartment for some reason. No casket, no nothing. An exposed dead body. They forced my mother's sister to sleep in the same room asPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.18527

>>18524
Ach, your cat was so cute. If I could hug you over the internet I would.

Welcome to ubuu, btw

 No.18640

>>18519
wow, what a great story. reading this feels like having a cozy beer with a stranger at the bar.

i wish i could post about my dead relatives, but i'd be afraid of someone recognizing me from it.

 No.18641

>>18640
Thanks, glad you liked it :)
Well, if you ever find yourself in Metro Detroit, hit me up. I've got other relatives I can rip on in exchange for beer.

 No.18644

>>18516
My grandad was a really prominent doctor in my hometown in Siberia, a lot of the doctors there still remember him since they were his students, his portraits still hang on the walls of the city's main hospital.

He really liked money and was a serious capitalist even before the 90s, he would often sign up for risky jobs that paid a lot, like working in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.

When I was 2 he took me and my parents to a third world country where he was offered a high-paying job as a foreign specialist and then he just passed away unexpectedly. My whole life was basically ruined right from the beginning because my idiot parents decided to remain there instead of going back to Russia or at least some first-world country.

 No.18645

>>18644
>My whole life was basically ruined right from the beginning because my idiot parents decided to remain there instead of going back to Russia or at least some first-world country.
Those are some top-notch maternal instincts. Seriously though, that really sucks.



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 No.18626[Reply]

Comfy /gon/dola thread!

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 No.18632

8ch.net tried to have a gondola dedicated board, i think is dead by now



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 No.16800[Reply]

Thoughts on tvtropes. I think it's shit. None of the page titles make any sense or suggest what they're talking about. All of the articles are mostly just made up of referring to other tropes by their confusing, made-up names so the whole thing is just nonsense and worthless.
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 No.18557

>>18556
The worst part about tvtropes is that I actually like the concept. Patterns and cliches do exist in ficion and I do think that that could spawn an actually interesting encyclopedia. Maybe the history of the trope and how its origins and development were affected by the real world could be discussed to add some more substance, or maybe instead of just describing a trope, there could also be an explanation of the motivations writers have for using that trope and how it could be done better or worse. There's a million better ways to make a better tvtropes, but to make them you have to actually rub two brain cells together so it doesn't become a lazy clusterfuck.
>literally going on TVTropes and picking out trope pages that fit your premise
Oh, god, people actually do that? That is hands down the worst way to write a story that I have ever heard. I heard once from somewhere that good artists borrow, and great artists steal; they force their accumulated influences through their own creative process. Picking out tropes to make some fanfiction tier garbage is like imagining that you're asking somebody else to ask another guy to borrow something for a quick second.

 No.18560

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>>18556

I agree with a lot of this. Good characters are three dimensional, well-written, and complex. Their personalities should not consist of jargon that makes up a basic, overdone archetype. In my opinion, tvtropes is good if you want to read a quick summary of a work, but not much else. People shouldn't be applying tropes to real life.

>>18557

>There's a million better ways to make a better tvtropes, but to make them you have to actually rub two brain cells together so it doesn't become a lazy clusterfuck.


Tvtropes was actually worse a few years back, when Fast Eddie ran it. Recently, the site was revamped to get rid of shit like troper tales. It's a lot better than it used to be, but still has godawful pages like the ones posted here. Personally I wish the YN article would be rewritten and the WMG page done away with. It would be much better in that case.

>Oh god, people actually do that?


I feel like only people who use tvtropes would do that. Competent authors actually put effort into writing their cast.

 No.18595

>>18557
If you don't already know of this, you may be interested in the Aarne-Thompson classification system, it's specifically for folktales and groups them together in stuff they have in common. I think you're onto something, folklorists and other areas of study might already do this, without the tropey autism and rambling. Yeah, I personally 'wrote by tropes' myself once and nothing came of it because it didn't magically gel into a plot like I was expecting. What I ended up having was a genre written down, character -designs- (not even characters) and a shitload of tabs open on tropes I wanted to include or 'subvert'. Didn't even have a synopsis from start to end, any chapter summaries or even a single event down. I genuinely thought what I was doing was part of the process of writing but it was procrastinating at best, delaying the birth of whatever trope-infested spawn I envisioned at the time.
>good artists borrow, and great artists steal
Funny you mention that, I was going to say something like that in the post you replied to but I wasn't sure how it went. I thought it was like "good artists steal, great artists get away with it" but maybe that's a tongue-in-cheek warped version picked up from somewhere.
>I feel like only people who use tvtropes would do that. Competent authors actually put effort into writing their cast.
Definitely. Well, I would've said I was trying as a troper but it's seriously misguided effort.

 No.18596

>>18595
I haven't heard of it before, but it seems very interesting. It's definitely not perfect, but it's miles ahead of tv trope's cluster fuck approach. The longer, but more descriptive names are a lot better than something short, but made up. I prefer Cruel mother-in-law plans death of daughter-in-law to the dobbly foobly. I find it interesting that there's no index for character types. I guess that might fall under motifs. It still has problems like looking at stories on a macro-level instead of delving into deeper analysis and stories being grouped into one tale type despite having having a lot of differences. It's also just an index system, so I don't think there's any articles attached to the index entries. It could definitely work as a model for how things should be done though. Thanks for sharing.

 No.18601

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuAYqgb3wuI
^ This is what tropers look like when they're writing.



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 No.18538[Reply]

So, sometimes this happens. This is the second time someone from a Chinese domain name registrar has contacted me this way about a domain name I own. Maybe some day there will be a bar of soap called "Uboachan" or something.
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 No.18544

>>18543
Oh ok.

Just looking out for the guy

 No.18594

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>>18541
oh fucking god my sides

 No.18598

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Oh shit Sei you also forgot to black out your email address FUCK

Now our millions of Argentinos can pester you with emails about how Argentina es blanco, BLANCO

 No.18599

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>>18598
I'm argie and I already pest him almost everyday.

 No.18600

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>>18599
I have failed him, then. There is only one way to regain my honor. Goodbye friends! Mata Hari Sudoku!



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 No.18534[Reply]

I am excite

 No.18535

>>18534
please dont call me slut, thanks.

 No.18536

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Why are you excite? Is it because we are sluts?

 No.18552

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What do you want?

 No.18592

I want a Nanachi. Please hand me your Nanachi!

 No.18593

>>18592
Please get your own Nanachi.



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 No.18414[Reply]

as an example on how things never play out the way they do in the movies, here's the ending to the original 1964 Willy Wonka as is followed by how it would play out in real life

>Willy Wonka movie


Grampa Joe: it's an elevator

Wonka: it's a wonka vator! an elevator can only go up and down, but the wonka vator can go up and down, side to side, long ways and short ways, and up and till now I've pressed them all! except that one! go ahead Charlie!

now lets see how that same scene would play out if Willy Wonka had Aspergers syndrome

>Willy Wonka real life


Grandpa Joe: it's an elevator

you: it's a wonka vator! an elevator can only go…
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 No.18459

>>18456
Sorry to be rude but I'm getting a little irritated toward the fact that we're both speaking English yet there seems to be a language barrier between us that shouldn't exist!

 No.18461

>>18458
Did you seriously just use unironically use an mlp reaction image? Also, stop ignoring my posts. People don't go out of their way to act strangely to people with Asperger's syndrome. Are you in high school by any chance. That's extremely important for to know in this discussion and for me to understand you.

 No.18462

>>18458
>How was that not clear?
Because it's completely outside the topic of conversation, or at least you didn't make the effort to actually point out why it's relevant. I understand that you present normal behavior vs non-normal behavior, but what you don't realize is that with this analogy you are implying "normal" people engage in these "weird behaviors" towards aspies on purpose because they have aspergers, and then in the next post you tell me "normal people" get pissed off when aspies do this "weird shit". It's just too confusing because the information doesn't correlate and your point doesn't stand out at all. You're complaining that normal people pisses aspies on purpose by doing weird things but also telling me that they get mad when aspies engage in weird behavior, just what the hell is the point there? That's just people getting pissed when others do stupid shit. It doesn't have anything to do with what we were discussing just now.

 No.18463

>>18461
>Did you seriously just use unironically use an mlp reaction image?

No, that's Winnie the Pooh in a pink wig.

>Also, stop ignoring my posts.


When did I do that?

>Are you in high school by any chance. That's extremely important for to know in this discussion and for me to understand you.


No I'm not, haven't been for a while now.

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 No.18545[Reply]

There's a legend that the violinist Giuseppe Tartini kept himself in a room to practice almost constantly for years. When he reconnected with the world, it's said that it was hard to believe how much better he had become. If you could lock yourself in a room for a year to practice a single skill with zero social or economic repercussions, would you do it and what skill would you choose? Here's the rules: All of your living expenses are paid for, but you can't leave your room for any reason other than to use the bathroom, you can't opt out once you start, you cannot have access to any form of entertainment other than, you must spend as much time as possible practicing.
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 No.18547

>>18546
Okay additional rule. It can only be something that you can do by yourself.

 No.18548

moon runes

 No.18549

>>18547
So, sex.

 No.18550

>>18549
solo masturbation =/= sex

 No.18551

>>18550
Ok fine, I guess I'll stop shitposting. Although I had a couple Pornhub videos I could have posted if I was feeling snotty.

Fuck, I want to say Krav Maga or Jeet Kune Do but any fighting stuff really needs another person. I guess I would choose carpentry. Solid skill to have, good economic and household applications, makes a nice hobby, too.



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 No.18395[Reply]

UBUU LIVED BITCHES
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 No.18430

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Shit, Ubu, you really scared me this time. Good to have you back. Really missed this place even though I don't post much.

 No.18432

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I haven't seen this much activity since 2013 or somewhen back then.
I'm very pleased.

 No.18449

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>>18432
You're welcome!
t. newfag/Krautchan emigrant

 No.18468

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Long live Ubuu

 No.18498

>>18395

Glad to see u back UBU!



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 No.18471[Reply]

Happy belated birthday, ubuu!
I wish I wasn't the only faggot who remembers.
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 No.18484

Nah I do remember, but I just got the site back up. I'm going to be a little late this year.

 No.18491

>>18483
Very nice. Thank you :)

 No.18492

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>>18483
Uh, I also am interested about your wedding anniversiry or whatever. Can I have a song now?

 No.18493

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>>18492
sure thing here you go
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZJJEX4Q7Raw
i hope u like it

 No.18495

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>>18492
Somewhere around August of 2009 (I think it was around the 10th). It's a shame I can't remember the exact day.
Here's your song https://youtu.be/rNuQ_KzxKZ0?t=1320 or a whole album, actually.



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 No.18475[Reply]

Worst board. Everybody always says /hikki/ is the worst board, but now i've realized that it's obviously /cos/. I never connected the dots before because I kept forgetting that /cos/ exists. Anyway, give me a status update. How do you feel ubuu is doing?

 No.18478

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I agree on that one, the thing with /cos/ is that cosplayers don't like how they are treated here, and even the most oldfag of them stops posting at one point.

Sei enforced the rules with his powerful sticky, but it's too late.

Even if that can stop the spontaneous anon being a dick for no reason(or envy), I believe it's impossible to stop creepers to be retarded when they see a woman.

I think everyone says it's /hikki/ because the autism there is continuous and /cos/, even if worse, is hardly relevant.

>How do you feel ubuu is doing?


I felt a huge activity boost after this Steam release, I think this has been a comfy place until now and I don't think that can change much, we will obviously have newfags, but we've been having those in big numbers for some years and no one died, except Sei.

 No.18486

I don't know about everyone else, but compared to maybe a few months ago, the amount of daily posts here is astounding. We were at maybe 5 posts a day, if that. Now, the Recent Posts are completely new every time I come back. I'd say it's doing very well.

>>18478
Wasn't aware YN got a steam release. Cool, I guess-though can people not figure out how to install a game outside of Steam in this day and age?

 No.18487

>>18486
Yeah, it's hilarious but apparently people are becoming more and more stupid and can't do basic shit. Better for me, more people calling me to fix their computer because they can't.



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