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I fucking hate minimalism with a passion. Just thinking about it drives me nuts. Minimalism everything from interior design to technology is a cancer. It feels sterile and it has no room for personal expression of the designer. It is conformist in nature. It confuses simplicity with meaninglessness. Take Window's 10's blue screen. It gives you practically no information on what actually went wrong with your computer. It insults your intelligence. It's not sleek, it's nothing. Minimalism is supposed to be a means of compensating for modern distractions, but it's actually just an extension of modern empty-headedness. There is nothing in minimalist design to appreciate or think about. It's cold and incites no warm emotions. This conformist, lazy aesthetic is constantly being pushed on people all the time. It's like a form of brain-washing. It eats away at you and makes you just as empty as it. Design exists to look good, make you notice it, and give you a specific feeling. Minimalism does none of those things. It is the anti-design.
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>Just look at what they did to YouTube.
why are you only mentioning youtube? there are plenty more examples of what minimalist design has done. also, thoughts on circle profile pics? it's a common theme going with the minimalist style, and it's only going to expand


>thoughts on circle profile pics?
Really reeks of faggotry. Square is objectively superior to circle in displaying images and space, and if someone wants to use a for-circle profile image, they can always just go on paint and draw a circle border around it. Options matter.


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Yeah, nobody cares about options anymore. It's all about forcing their shitty aesthetic down people's throat. That really reflects on their entire mentality if you ask me. The first thing that put me off from vid.me wase the circle profiles. When youtube rolled out their newest, superfluous design change, I actually used adblock to neuter the site just to make it less of an eye sore. The first thing I got rid of was the new subscribe button. I only mentioned that one example because I use it the most.
Again, I can't really think of any positive examples. Traditional Japanese interior design is simplistic and purposefully avoids decadence and unnecessary complications, but it still has a unique style and feel to it that goes beyond that. Japanese houses look quaint and cozy to me. It looks like home, unlike what describes itself as minimalist, which does not go beyond being as plain as possible. Really it's apples and oranges. Japanese houses having a lot of color in them is the most obvious difference. Soothing beige and vibrant orange and brown.


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Minimalism is fine


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You are describing a different type of "minimalism" than (what I consider to be) actual minimalism.
Taking the bluescreen as example: it isn't "minimal", it includes useless graphics like the smiley and, as you noted, the utterly unhelpful text.
Compare with the other bluescreen: it includes some actual instructions and technical information to help troubleshooting. It also doesn't try to be fancy, it's just plain monospaced text on a plain blue background.

Same with modern UIs: they're not actually "minimal", they're way more complex than old-style UIs and includes lots of useless animations. It's especially apparent with many websites includes tons of JS garbage when just writing some HTML manually (or using pandoc to convert Markdown or whatever) is plenty for presenting static information.

Another related thing that bothers me is "simplicity", like how GUIs, "visual programming" or whatever is supposedly better than plain text shells/editors when the actual issue is that people fail to grasp how their tools function. No amount of bandaid can fix lack of understanding.

It bothers me how terms are applied to things that are anything but what the term describes. It makes it hard to communicate. I'm digressing though.

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For me, It's a late night, and I can't sleep.
What do you do when its late?
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play video games.
also, >>25111 listening or reading lovecraft is also acceptable.


Hang out in Quark's bar and watch star trek.

Two different channels, at least one of them is usually running DS9, TNG, or TOS


I read about murders and ancient rituals or demons. So I end up sleeping even less.


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lick my lips


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Playing that game I buyed but didnt touch in months. Also recommend looking into obscure albums on Youtube. They will fit that late night experience.


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>tfw banned from another yet another altchan
at least i still have this place.


Merry Christmas?

Also how tf did you get banned Anon?


i asked them to add me on steam, i forgot its a bannable offense on wizchan.

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If you were able to find out how you die, would you? Or would you rather live your life, unknowing of when where and how it will happen?
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of course I would, then i'd just avoid my death, assuming it's something avoidable like an accident or a disease


>If you were able to find out how you die
I rather know WHEN.


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Death never ends….


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Live. Love. Prosper.

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What piece of fiction best portrays the life you want to live?
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unironic answer is probably harry potter, i want to spend the rest of my life casting spells and going to a university without tuition costs, then never going on to contribute anything to society


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Good night, y'all


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Is animal crossing an acceptable choice?
It feels so laid back


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exploring tons of different cities, each with their own unique nature sounds comfy.

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Can't handle how a lot of modern fandoms just don't have dedicated boorus.
I saw this pic in a heavily edited meme, reverse image search didn't pick up anything. If this was about Hazbin Hotel or something, I'd be fucked. But I found the source in 10 minutes by searching mspabooru a couple of times.

Peace and love to the booru sysops


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I love how we went to wishing everyone a happy new year to madotsuki posting and now to Talking about Street fighter, lol


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what can I say Anon


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Cool thread dude

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You have less than 24 hours to do something useful this year! What will you do?
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Happy happy New Year!!!!!
I had jelly and went for a walk before new years.


Be better


I'm spending my new years eve at my workplace. Thank you, life.


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once again we have less than 24 hours…i'm going to drink and reassemble something


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>>24748 are you going to drink alcohol anon?

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New Year's Eve Resolution Thread: What's it going to be this year? For me personally, i'm going to try harder at learning a second language, developing ambidexterity and sleeping a decent amount.
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No, no, noooooooooooo!


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Get more physical. *grunt*


Revenge again

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Since it's New Year's eve(for me), What's your new year's resolution(to whoever reads this)?

Also hope ya'lls christmas and new year go well.
(gif unrelated of course)
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Hey! Jingle Bells…


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2023 is year of the rabbit.


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Ho ho hoooooooooooo
New year coming soon….

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