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key lime yogurt, yeah boyeeeee
So are we going to live together then?
profoundly depressed for no reason
I remember reading about how people during Mao's rule in China were so poor and starving that they would eat dirt and then many died of horrible constipation. One personal account in a sourcebook I read detailed a man clawing out the dirt from his sick, elderly father's butt. I imagine clay would be similar.
What an embarrassing way to die.
My mom said eating a whole bottle of gummy vitamins would make me sick. But they're just so delicious. Maybe one more...
I sort of prefer chewable tablets. Gummy vitamins taste gross to me.
Instead of daylight savings time and leap years, we should just roll the clock back an hour every two months so we only get longer days.
Well then fix it. Put in what's missing. That's the whole point of wiki pages, right? Nerds writing about things that only a small group of people would ever need to worry about?
I don't know Japanese and editing a wikipedia page is a bit more above the radar than I like to maintain.
Sounds very deep, but I listen to music because I want to hear something other than those background noises. They are free enough that he wants me to pay for them, which seems like a very un-VIP move by Mr. Cage.
I looked this up for the horse thread, but I find it interesting in its own right.
The best frozen cover (^_^)
My neighbour is also really loud. He's screaming all day and night and whatnot. He doensn't go to work and has two kids. I don't know if his girlfriend (which is a fat landwhale btw) goes to work but I wouldn't count on it. He also got really upset that no one took his parcel when he wasn't at home and screamed 'fucking polacks' through the staircase (I'm polish) although I didn't take it in because he's a fucking asshole. Neither did my other neighbours becuase of the same reason.
I hope he'll move away or die or something.
It happens again, probably louder than ever. A few days ago they came to my flat and were all like "why are YOU loud and why do you call the police" (with the part about me being loud they probably referred to the fact that I knocked on the floor like twice when they were loud, or to something that didn't happen); they also told me that they're gonna contact my landlord "if it keeps happening". Funny thing is that I actually talked to the landlord myself a few times before about the same situation, and he was like "just call the police".
What should I do?
I'm really thinking about moving out, but I don't know if that makes any sense. I'd also really like to help myself right now, I'm listening to overly compressed breakcore (which I don't really want to listen to at the moment) on my studio closed-back headphones and I still can hear them a bit. I don't want to take my calm drops right now, because it's morning in my time zone, and I'm really sleepy after I take them.
If you don't deal well in person, write a letter and either drop it in their mailbox or send it legit so it arrives with the rest of the mail. Make it as well-worded and polite as possible, but don't mince words either. Explain how they're being inconsiderate and it's keeping you from concentrating and interfering with your sleep. Explain how you called the police because you didn't know if they were dangerous or not, and their subsequent behavior has continued not to be reassuring in that regard. Tell them if they don't shape up, another police call will be forthcoming, because their problems do not need to affect your well-being.
If that doesn't work, call the police again. Explain that you've already asked your neighbors multiple times, including with the written letter you can offer to show them a copy of, and it has made no apparent difference except make them harass you. Back up everything you observe and do with written documentation that includes dates, times, and as many actual quotes as possible. If your neighbors come to your door again, have a recorder ready and make sure they know you're using it. If that doesn't calm them down, you'll have a perfect snapshot of their harassment you can hand over to the police the next time you call them.
If you're thinking of moving out, make sure the landlord knows why you're doing so.
In the meantime, why not go for a walk? For me that always seems to help a bit.
My neighbours like to sing, and their dogs haven't been taught to never bark while indoors. Apartment building.
Assuming you haven't broached the subject, a friendly but firm request is usually best. Something along the lines of knocking on their door in your jammies and saying, "Hey, you know, I'm really kinda trying to sleep, if you could bring your dogs' and your own volume down a few notches after about 10pm I'd appreciate it."
If they're already aware that they're being inconsiderate and don't respond to an emotional appeal, be more formal and less friendly. Make sure you keep a written record of what goes on, in case it eventually escalates to police-calling and complaint-filing. Being able to provide specific documentation as far back as possible can really help your case if things go that way.
>>17 You could also write erotic Shrek fanfiction and print it out and tape it to your neighbor's door.
I'm sorry, I thought it's like "OP here" on other imageboards.
Seems like a good idea, thanks. As for the walk, that's what I sometimes do, but I prefer to try different options.
It stopped yesterday after like 2 hours, right now it's the same (roughly the same time as yesterday), hope they're gonna stop soon...
Posts like this kinda make me wonder, how does this "loud neighbor" problem look like in different countries. I only know that in Japan it's respected and people are very quiet, but actually I have no idea if this is a problem or not in western Europe or in the US.
I've had similar problems in the US. Some people I've confronted have said they would try to quiet down and then either forgot about or ignored it right afterwards. Others have gotten outright hostile like your guy. Generally I think that the people that would be likely to comply would not have been much of a problem in the first place.
I also took a lot of long walks like >>16-san and >>1-san. In my rush I've failed to dress appropriately for the weather and have returned with either frostbite or bloody feet quite a few times, so please take the time to put on warm clothes and decent shoes.
Someone translated Natsume's I AM A CAT into flawless engrish. It's fun to read
The SAoVQ media empire is growing in front of our eyes. From music albums to zines, VIPPERS are conquering all frontiers of media except for web syndicated audio programs. To have a finger in all forms of media, we must start a VIP quality podcast.
How will we do it? Who will be involved? What will it be about?
Let's answer those questions in this thread and let's make it happen ! !
Mumble server when!
Why not use something like this?
Sounds good, we'd only need 4 or 5 connections at most.
Someone should set up the server, or I could when I get off work.
I'm certain we're at least 60 or so, maybe the size of our userbase could be the topic for the first podcast!
Also, fuck it, I'm gonna make a Skype account to coordinate this. Due to hardware/Internet restrictions I'm not going to be the one in charge of the actual recording/uploading, though. Let's just get enough people in a group Skype chat and polish up the finer details there.
Add VIPPERpodcast to your Skype contacts (can you believe VIPcast was already taken?) and ask me to get access to the group chat.
I don't want to use Skype but I might like to participate too. Maybe when things are already running smoothly.
Are we going to wait until there are more people to discuss this or are there certain times everyone is online? Because every time I have been on, there is no one else on (or they are set to do not disturb) (LE ÖE`)
VIPPERs, countrymen -- horses are a menace to all that QUALITY means. We must design a solution to the horse problem before it overwhelms us.
"If I win, people will think of me as a horse king, and it's also good for attracting women."
Horse king? Think of all the power and women!
Maybe we should get the Marlboro Man to kill some horses with secondhand smoke.
Let's take these assholes to water and make them drink!
Let's look them right in the mouth!!
149. Move to Boulder City.
150. I am boulder, shatterer of worlds.
151. Be a little bolder but don't get too head strong.
152. Bold text is for emphasis
153. Italic text is for highlighting things
154. Hit the highway like a battering ram!
155. There's nothing wrong with being gay, as long as you're attractive.
158. Write erotic Shrek fanfiction and print it out and tape it to your neighbor's door.
What is your future? What is your personality type? Find out by posting what ad you get once per day.
Today I am feeling Nokia phone. Meaning I am going to make an important connection that will be hampered by my being out of touch and outdated.
Yes, I want to extend the reach of my pages, but I can't afford it right now.
I didn't know people still viewed ads. Is Ad Block not VIP?
Not disabling Adblock on SAoVQ so that Smoochy-sama can receive meager funds from ad revenue to pay hosting expenses is not VIP.
I'm kind of... into the future. The Sims 3: Into the future, to be exactly.
I guess my disinterest in tablets does not deter Japanese ads from offering them to me.
I click at least once per day (at work), hopefully Smoochy-sama can get some funds that are a little less meager.
ÅV Android 4.3ÚÌ Nexu...
Speaking of android, my old manga reader app is no longer available, what a pity
But daddycool! I don't WANT to start a business.
>Your #1 source for horse information
I am so tempted to click.
>custom kitchen countertop
I guess I'm going to be cooking today.
Friends opening with Hitler
Let's discuss Japanese comics!!
Can't be bothered to buy?(ßDß)
http://gotlurk.net + #firstname.lastname@example.org
Biggest and most complete English scanlation archive on the intarwebs.
It's worth learning IRC to use this.
Latest scanlations releases can usually be found here
It's like MangaUpdates, but shittier.
[Manga Upload] COMIC BOMBER
Lots of quality stuff here to be read. :*
It's actually really good, Inio Asano is a genius. But, if you don't like psychological thrillers you probably won't like it
>Karashi Color, the webcomic author for Hatarakanai Futari, started his weekly serialization of it in January, 2014. So Norway Scan's scanlation of the webcomic version stops at c17.
Ah man. I really enjoyed it too. Another reason to stop slacking off on learning moon. There's a bunch of untranslated stuff on their blog too.
I hope for your sake that Hoshi no Samidare is in your backlog.
I'm looking to read some classic manga. Like pre-90s. Any recommendations? Not picky about genre, but action would be pretty cool.
Tomorrow's Joe/Ashita no Joe. Scanlations are pretty lousy at the start, but stick with it.
>The April issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced on Tuesday that writer Yūshi Kawata and artist Yukito (Don Quixote -Ureigao no Kishi: Sono Ai-) will publish a Neon Genesis Evangelion manga spinoff in the May issue on April 4. The tagline reads "The stage is 'Eva' x 'game department'!? Look out for this unique combination!"
Mizukami is a genius, Sengoku Youko is great. Spirit circle is okay too I guess.
I had mixed feelings with Punpun, on the one hand it's beautifully drawn and I love that post-modern psychological stuff, but sometimes it crosses the line into unnecessary drama and angst that just makes me cringe (not in a good way.) Like a teenager's view on life. It also felt like it kind of lost direction later on in the series. All that said, it's way better than most manga and I still highly recommend it.
Wears a short skirt and thigh highs all the time and is completely mute like Rei.
It is important to me that she:
- be a reasonably healthy (physically and mentally) independent adult who spends time with me by choice, not by need
- have skills, hobbies, and interests involving doing things (not just watching things); they don't necessarily have to be the same as mine, but something in common would be neat
- be able to carry on an intelligent conversation on many subjects
- be more interested in communicating than misunderstanding and jumping to conclusions
- trust me enough not to exhibit jealousy or controlling behavior
- be an Internet person, or at least have an understanding of Internet culture and technology
- be down for some good old-fashioned cuddling
- not listen to American country music
Other than that, I can think of all sorts of endearing traits that are completely unnecessary when it comes down to it. I tend to gravitate toward short messy hair, small athletic build, tshirt/jeans dress sense, well-chosen glasses, a good singing voice...but I can live just as happily without any of those things if the important stuff is in place.
I would also need to both enjoy her company enough and be interested in a relationship, which I am currently not...so really, all of this is moot.
She should be so perfect that she wouldn't even spare people like me a second glance.
>>128 is fine too.
But then why even bother?
She should be perfect, but have a low enough opinion of herself that she would occasionally spare a glance for people like me. Then I'd have a chance.
A loli with the mind of an adult.
I don't like the concept of this thread.
I think an ideal partner would be bad, because I'm not ideal myself. If I tried dating someone who seemed completely ideal and pretty much perfect, I'd worry that they'd leave me for someone better. Never date outside of your league if you want it to last. If you find someone who is stunningly gorgeous and really smart and funny and successful and you're just average, have fun getting dumped when they inevitably find someone more to their liking and standards.
It depends how you define "ideal", and where your boundaries are. For you, flawed to a degree matching your own seems to be itself the ideal. For >>122, anyone who would simply tolerate being held onto at night is allegedly the ideal.
It's easy to interpret the thread as implying a lack of effort or concession going into establishing and maintaining a desired relationship with such an ideal partner as the participants are invited to describe. To be fair, several of the replies themselves would seem to support this, but just as many of them are clearly flippant attempts at humor. I personally expect to put up with flaws, foibles, and differences and put in various sorts of work to support a relationship with a satisfactory partner, and in a sense my ideal is similar to yours. I'm a person, and I want another person to be my partner-in-crime.
I had a dream in which I was going on a trip with my friends and my mum was driving me to train station, but on our way I realised that I forgot something really important and there was no time to go home to get it back, so I couldn't go on the trip. On the station I met another friend and she took me to her city. We had no plans, so we went out to improvise.
There was a spider exhibition and my friend agreed to go only if I enter first and confirm that the spiders aren't overly creepy. One spider was a regular hairy big spider, but the other one was a small back spider that appeared to make long, vary fast jumps. The exhibition lady told me not to get overly excited about the spider's speed, that these are not really jumps, but the spider just teleports to a new location. After several jumps and our attempts to catch the spider, my friend came in with another girl, saying that we can't keep her waiting forever. So the three of us got out and grabbed something to eat at a Chinese restaurant.
There, in the restaurant, was that young whore that seduced and kissed everyone but was really poor. We had to go back and we took her on our train. The last thing I remember is me, two of my girl friends, the whore, and my gay friend that I don't know when appeared on the train.
I remember meeting some nerd who memorized and could name every My Little Pony pony from 1984 until now. Next, I met some other nerd that could name every Transformer robot ever created, and every story arc.
I was a magical girl riding a plane to a remote island off Japan that hosted some mysterious ruins. When we got to the island, one of the other magical girls was afraid that the place was cursed and said that we shouldn't stay longer than the night. When it got dark we went to this statue of the wind goddess and she gave us wind powers, but then monsters also started pouring out of the ruins. Everything was going exceedingly well and nobody was losing any lives in any of the shmup stages that followed. Then we got to stage four. Stage four was kicking everyone's ass and I was the only one who didn't game over; I just barely made it to the end of the stage with only one live remaining. However, I was informed that our team needed a total of at least two lives to move onto the final stage, so we were unable to continue. If anyone has any good tips for beating stage four please let us know.
I was stopped at an intersection and I saw police lights behind me. I was like, hang on, I don't have to deal with this, check this out...and I intentionally woke up.
HA, you don't get to pull me over.
I dreamed I woke up at 3am and could hear something rattling right outside of my open window on the backyard. It was all dark so I went to close the window just in case, but it didn't close, it was broken, and I could hear the thing still rattling right there around the trees. Then that dream kinda "faded" and I appeared in my kitchen. I was opening the fridge to get something to eat but for some reason my dog was giant and tackled me down, and I could feel the pressure on my chest growing at every moment, until I woke up. Then I also dreamed that I was on my house and my uncle came to visit with some friends, and they were all mocking me for some reason until suddenly the house was my college, and I was on a final test. I didn't know any of the questions so instead I started drawing eyes while nervously trying to remember something.
So yeah fuck my dreams today.
I was with a college friend on my room at like 4am and he was bugging me about how we needed to do this group work at 5am or 8pm and that 5am was the obvious choice for some reason.
I started just kinda ignoring him when I saw that the door to my closet was open and there were disembodied eyes looking at me. I kept looking and the eyes started turning red and all pointy, then into large circular blobs of blood that started multiplying. He noticed I was distracted and freaked out when he saw, but I went closer to the closet.
The blobs started pouring blood all over, and these weird structures that looked like futuristic houses with pointy things all over started coming out of the blood. For some reason I just knew they were soft enough to break, so that's what I did, I broke the hell out of them and it stopped.
That's when I noticed there was a hole behind the closet, and instead of leading to the bathroom (that's the room that would be there) there was this other small room with no windows or doors, that looked all dirty and old. This room also had a hole on the opposite wall, and through it instead of the bathroom you could see the past of what was there.
Then these small quakes started and I was gonna run out of the house when the dream faded and instead I found myself in my grandma's house at night. It was all dark inside but I saw a dim light on the patio so I went to check. My father was there, he was looking at the darkness without even seeming to breath. Then he slowly started turning and he had this soulless look on his face with a huge grin, I started feeling this really ominous feeling and that's when I woke up.
I constructed a ghost ship, filled it with the memories of a dead race, and set it to sail among the stars. I told it I loved it, and its telepathic response filled my mind, like a yawn fills your mouth and throat, "
we love you too, VIPPER." I awoke gasping from the sheer mental force of its declaration. It said something else after I woke up, but I couldn't understand it.
I dreamed that I was back in high school, but this time around I had friends. It was nice. Before the dream ended, they all turned on me and isolated me even more than I was in real life.
For some reason I don't remember (a previous dream I can't recall) I was walking with dirty clothes and with no shoes, only socks in the city at night. I came by some girls and they started mocking me in this reaaally bitchy way. I suddenly turned into a red demon with 3 butts and 3 tails with an uncontrollable urge to jump through ceilings. I started mocking them back while hitting them (in a mock kind of way, not giving them a beating), then jumping to a ceiling when they tried to hit back, then doing it again etc until they called the police.
I was using lab gloves for some reason so I didn't give it any mind because there was no evidence, but the guy investigating, which was for some reason my inorganic chemistry professor, figured out a way to determine who it had been. He went to my house to ask but he said something like he didn't have enough objective evidence, so I went free. I went for a walk to celebrate, but there they were, the bitches that had started it all in the first place.
They mocked me again, I just resisted the urge to smack them and just flipped them off. However they were able to tell who I was and called their legion of bitch friends to murder me. I called my chemistry teacher to lock them all but they resisted and all died in the ensuing shootout. I figured out calling him for help without telling him the truth was just using him so I told him that I had indeed hit the girls to mock them, expecting to be punished, but instead he took it as a small misunderstanding and we all went on our way, not giving a fuck about the dead whores.
This is a new anime discussion thread for general anime discussion since we've been using the Spring 2008 thread for the past two years.
( L¥Ö¥) Let's have tea and chat about anime!
It is still pretty good for being old, and Clamp. That's old AND Clamp not old Clamp. Angelic Layer was the series that ushered in the new style of Clamp that later became the standard.
It always trips me out when I think that the entire chuuni eye thing can be traced back to Clamp's Ohkawa's own vision problems and how she incorporated characters that had single eye issues into so many of her stories. Every heterochromia having, eyepatch wearing, mystic eye of bullshit character all stems back to Clamp and her influence.
I don't follow, what does some shitty girls manga circle have to do with the eye trope?
Ohkawa pretty much single-handedly created the contemporary eye motif in Japanese media. Her consistent use of it and how she used it to portray tragic protagonists that were source of deep and ancient power isolated in loneliness created the trope.
Angelic Layer is subjectively good. The story is interesting, the characters are deep, the art leave something to be desired, but it is worth watching if you know anything about the Clampverse. It is GBF with cute girls doing cute things. I am honestly surprised that VIPPER knows what it is. I figured it was too obscure and too old for people to know.
Do you know how weird it is for me to say something from 2001 is too old? To me that was just another day ago, but when I think about it that was half my life away.
I dreamed that Rumi and Seki-kun from Tonari no Seki-kun were dating... Why?