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How's everything doing today? Part 2!
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How's everything doing today? Part 2!

71 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 01:21
I have diarrhoea. I hope it's not covid.
72 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 03:35
>>71
Nope, just a bad diet. Stop being fat!
73 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 08:43
>>72
Whatever; I'm fat and I don't have diarrhea.
74 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 19:29
>>72
Interesting, I didn't know I'm fat, and I also didn't know fat people have diarrhoea. Thanks for enlightening me with your obesity facts!
75 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-08 09:03
>>65
>>66
Posts like these confirm my theory that textboards are the last stop of internet users before they stop using the internet for social interaction.

My day was okay, I didn't really do much. I attempted to play lester the unlikely.
76 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-08 10:13
>>75
So what do you think people like >>65 and >>66 usually do? Do they go outside and try to chat random people up, or do they manage to become hermits hyperfocused on their hobbies and interests? The latter sounds more likely.
77 Name: Paperplane : 2020-12-08 15:32
>>75
For me they're just another facet worth exploring and maintaining. I like being active on all possible "layers" of the internet:
Social media, youtube, twitch, imageboards, forums, discord, IRC, textboards, even reddit sometimes. For me it's like traveling digitally. Seeing different places and cultures, different memes and languages. When one place bores you, you can go to another until that bores you and hop around and around because after some time, a place that started boring you might have changed enough to come back to see how it developed (or not).
Textboards are like small vilages in between huge metroplitian cities. You can go there to have a moment of respite.
78 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-09 03:50
>>15
MAJOR NEWS BULLETIN:
As of today, almost seven weeks after I first posted this, I've finished reading Bluebeard!

I didn't really like it. The plot was kind of interesting, I guess, but I found every main character EXTREMELY unlikeable and can't say I relate terribly well to the plight of the Armenian people prior to World War II, which is a major element of the book. I also found the "secret" that the plot builds up to terribly uninteresting and rather clumsily handled, and, to sound as insufferably cynical as I can, I guessed what it was almost immediately after the mystery was first introduced.

The narrative also jumps around quite a bit, and many of the seemingly-important characters introduced at the beginning of the book (such as the main character's wife and children) seem to be forgotten about entirely during the meat of the novel, then hastily re-introduced right at the end as if the author suddenly remembered them. I quite enjoyed the scenes where the protagonist interacts with his strict and imposing master, but they're over far too quickly and replaced only with more melodrama for the remainder of the story.

Also, this is going to sound really prudish, but I found all the sex and cursing to be really gratuitous and oftentimes just plain sophomoric. The main character is supposed to be this world-weary old man, but he talks (or, I guess, "writes") like a 13-year-old boy. I've got no problem with sex in fiction, but the way Vonnegut portrays it in this book is just pretty gross - no pomp and circumstance about it at all.

I guess that I shouldn't judge the rest of the author's work based on this book, because (from what I understand) it seems to be very much an outlier of his writing career, but I kind of regret picking it up in the first place. Oh well! If nothing else, it helped me pinpoint what I don't like in literary characters, which will hopefully inform my own fiction writing going forward.

For the record, I actually *did* take the advice of >>17 and >>22 and picked up another book before finishing this one: Journey to the West, which I read a few chapters into before continuing with Bluebeard. Good read, so far!
79 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-09 09:00
>>76
Do they go outside and try to chat random people up,
In my experience, most people who rely totally on the internet for social interaction eventually get the structure that employment or education, and with that comes real-life friends. Some also make more of an effort to get closer to their families if possible and attempt to join the social circles they belong to.
or do they manage to become hermits hyperfocused on their hobbies and interests?
Despite this being heavily desired by some people, this is an unrealistic lifestyle, most people require social interaction unless they have issues. Hyper-focusing on interests also is a good recipe for fatigue/burnout.
>>78
I'm glad to hear that! In my opinion, it's very possible to get things out of media you don't fully enjoy and even more important if you are writing yourself.
80 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-09 13:02
I'm glad this meme series is over.
https://exhentai.org/g/1794784/45ff29c36c/
I will admit the first two chapters were erotic because of the shock of its themes returning to prominence in the NTR scene, but it went on for too long (to milk fanbox subscriptions and due to the author's having health issues) and didn't even give me a semi after the third chapter. Even though it was a meme that was spammed on 4chan, it never got absurd enough to be really funny like that one where black gangbangs were used as punishment in schools and had one of the funniest doujins with the third one with the guy with the gorilla face. I was really hoping that the grandma would get fucked or even the family dog. I also thought MC got snuffed, which i'm surprised wasn't the case looking at the tags and given its a conclusion.
Im just glad the meme series is over and people will go back to seeing Terasu as one of the best NTR artists, especially one who releases stuff that looks good beyond the cover and releases stuff often. I still admire him for being one of the few artists to do SPH, but hope he goes easy on the 黒人 now that is over. I dont even necessarily dislike it, but the schtick is getting tired from him.
81 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-09 21:54
>>66
I don't think you've misunderstood, we seem to be pretty much on the same page. I can still deal with a little noise and vulgarity, but nine times out of ten it isn't worth the trouble. There was a time when the vileness of the internet could be amusing, but now it's been hijacked by engagement algorithms and convenient fools who may as well be algorithms themselves. The only issue is that even though I'd genuinely enjoy staring at the ceiling more than anything else, I've done that enough to know that eventually it starts to negatively effect my already diminished capacity to function, and unfortunately I still have a small number of obligations that require me to at least pretend to tolerate human interaction.

>>76
To tell the truth, I don't really do either. I'm not strongly invested in any hobbies or interests anymore, and I haven't been outside in almost a year. I spend a lot of time daydreaming, that's where I've always been happiest. I would have completely disconnected from the material world like I have in the past if not for how noisy said material world can often be. I need total peace and quiet to fully detach, which can be difficult when you live in a large conurbation with a group of people who are all very loud and highly social. That's the main reason why I'm trying to find something else to occupy myself with. I need a distraction to drown out the noise.
82 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-25 13:18
I hope all webshits who make Javashit-only websites will die the most painful death imaginable
83 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-25 13:24
>>82
It pains me so much to realize that there's really nothing I can do about this shit, and I'm just an old man yelling at clouds.

Also, I probably shouldn't have posted this here, but whatever.
84 Name: Paperplane : 2020-12-27 11:24
>>83
You could just try not to get so emotionally invested into petty things like this. Genuine genocidal death wishes over web development sound like an unhealthy soul to me.
85 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 16:32
>>84 lmao
This post is amasing, I don't even want to get "emotionally invested" in replying.
86 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 17:01
>>85
Thanks for not replying.
87 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 18:32
>>84
Just because I wrote something on the internet doesn't mean I actually want it. Still, I want something bad to happen to those people... maybe have their internet speed permanently reduced to 56kbps.
88 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 19:08
>>86
I thought that post was legitimately funny and wasn't completely serious but not everyone likes the same cloud texture.
>>87
Both accelerationism and genocide won't solve the problem, it's natural acclamation of the programmer mindset and by extension inventor behavior. Doing anything bad or good to them won't stop the self harm. If alternatives ever take off not only will 99% be apathetic and not serious, the abusers which banked off this behavior will be at minimum malicious to these alternatives. Getting rid of the abusers only solves part of the problem, telling programmers to get discipline is like telling a bird to not shit on your hat.
89 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 22:27
It's not malice or lack of "discipline" on part of the programmer. They are not doing it because they hate you and themselves. These sites get built this way because they have requirements and deadlines to meet. If you want sites without JS, convince their bosses and customers that they are better off without it. For better or worse, the market has spoken and it wants the JavaScript tar pit.
90 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 23:01
The abusers have vary real malice keeping something harmful going that would fall apart without societal support, since they can have a market from it. Instead of the natural cycle of pushing a lazy solution that doesn't work in down the line until it fails, then making a new one that works for the next cycle.
They are not doing it because they hate you and themselve
Don't know where you got the idea self harm from a vary powerful double edged sword means they hate their self or others. It isn't intentional, it definitely isn't absolute for all of them.
These sites get built this way because they have requirements and deadlines to meet.
Good thing json isn't xml.
If you want sites without JS
Cross out sites also.
the market has spoken and it wants the JavaScript tar pit.
It's only this. You can not convince the bosses or customers. You are forced to watch history repeat it's self. Discipline steams from a lazy solution that works now but may not down the line or in totally. Unless you were inventing a solution taking side effects into account, it wouldn't be took into account with a lazy mindset, even if it would affect you later.
91 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-27 23:14
>>90
Adding, same as the programmers, the market is natural, the malice isn't sadistic and it's in their mindset to (ab)use this behavior.
92 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-03 18:57
>>70
this sounds like a good day
93 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-03 22:46
Quietly losing my shit thinking about how much information is going to completely disappear once Google, Facebook, Twitter, and every other large company with questionable business models become unprofitable.
94 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-03 23:08
>>93
The Google+ Shutdown led to the loss of some good content. For some reason a lot of influential CS people took to Google+ (Linus was on it, Russ Cox, Norvig, etc.).
95 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-04 03:16
>>94
The Yahoo Groups shutdown is especially bad because Yahoo prevented people from archiving it.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90441669/verizon-says-archiving-yahoo-groups-would-strain-its-resources-the-reality-is-much-sadder

Years from now, the same thing might happen to the content we create on Reddit, WordPress, Instagram, or any other platform that may shrink in prominence before it’s effectively scrapped by an acquirer. This is a cautionary tale about our corporate-owned internet. At any moment, the corporation can pull the plug. This is what happens to our stuff when its monetary potential is squeezed for all it’s worth until there’s nothing left.
96 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-09 16:06
Went herping today. Found some marsh snakes and a small greensnake. No amphibians or lizards besides house geckos. No rattlers or any other beautiful hots unfortunately.
97 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-10 00:31
>>96
Sounds cool! It's in the depths of winter here, you wouldn't find anything and my area is way too urbanized to find much. The only reptile or amphibians I saw in my 3 years of living here was newt while gardening (wondered where he came from, no pond, creek or stream far and wide).
Although I used to look for lizards as a kid on the shut down train tracks during summer.
98 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-11 13:52
I've got the week off cause I'm starting a new job next week. Nothing much to do at the moment other than wander around town and maybe do a bit of research to be ready, but I'm pretty happy to be rid of that old place.
99 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-13 02:23
>>97
There's probably more than you think! Reptiles are often hidden in plain sight. Unfortunately herps are devastated by habitat loss more than other animals, you may have found a displaced newt.
100 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-31 07:12
I'm doin' great. I went to a used bookstore and picked up some books and an iced coffee. This winter weather is my favourite time of the year
101 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-01 10:53
I'm starting to crush on a new coworker and I'm not sure how I should deal with it.
102 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-17 18:26
I woke up with a weird mood of emptiness this week. Almost like I've forgotten what it means to value things. Every decision I face in day-to-day life seems to have indistinguishably bland outcomes.

But my mum delivered homemade chocolate chip cookies to me today, so I guess that makes up for it.
103 Name: Paperplane : 2021-04-05 21:34
Planted tomato seeds a few days ago but the just wouldn't bud (or so I thought because I am impatient) so I stopped checking every day and kinda gave up hope. Today while randomly walking past the pot and taking a look, I saw 5 litte sprouts. This was the first time I grew them with seeds, usually I got a small sapling from the market. Even though it's far from a new concept, it somehow filled me with existential happiness seeing those sprouts. Having planted a few dead, tiny seeds and now only a few days later seeing the 5 green little buddies in there is a marvel. Nature is cool. Soon I will be eating MY tomatoes.
104 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-06 03:02
>>103
Made me smile. Growing things is fun. Thanks, tomato fren
105 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-06 04:48
It occurred to me that a dickish choice I made in the past and I blamed myself for was actually a good choice and entirely justified. I shouldn't blame myself for things just because it's the safe thing to do.
>>103
Seeing the little sprouts is always great. There's something magical about it.
106 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 00:37
My newsfeed informed me that May 26th was National Paper Airplane Day for the Americans. Our resident nameposter should consider this an unoffcial holiday in their honor
107 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 01:09
>>106
Upon seeing this post, I will make a plane right now.
108 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 01:11
>>103
Very nice.
109 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 01:31
>>106
>>107
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110 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 09:24
I've been operating on roughly 3 hours of sleep per day for almost a month.

I feel like I'm about to break.
111 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-28 17:43
i'm tired and lonely
112 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-28 23:21
good! i'm cheerful because the instrument i'm learning
is going well :)
113 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-29 04:16
>>111
Same.
114 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-11 12:59
bad. despite going to sleep early last night to catch up on some sleep, i barely slept due to noise/stress :(
115 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-12 19:56
i've been living with my boyfriend for a few months now and it had been very rocky but we've gotten to such a good point now. wake up next to each other peacefully on a beautiful saturday morning and get breakfast together. it's just simple and sweet living together combining our lives. i dunno, i feel very lucky!
116 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-14 10:52
>>115
That sounds really nice. I wish I had someone like that. I love the idea of finding someone to be "domestic" with.
117 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-17 19:54
>>115
Surely by "boyfriend" you mean your future spouse, right? At least you're planning to marry soon and have kids, are you not? If you feel he is really THE ONE for you, more than just a momentary bonding tool, more than a quick hookup, then you should get on it as soon as possible. Announcing long term plans is important early on in a relationship, making sure you aren't setting yourselves up for a disappointment and bunch of wasted time later on.

If you feel truly comfortable with him and vice versa, for the benefit of both, you should propose immediately before another girl snatches him from you. There is a growing chance every day and the closer you two become, the worse it hurts when/if breakup happens.

On imageboards and reddit you sometimes hear comments like "reproduction is a modern jewish scam", "it would be immoral to bring more people to suffer on this planet", "having kids removes your independence and freedom" and other such mumbo jumbo. This is a coping pattern and these people are already in misery and without purpose, because they're too afraid (or not ready yet) to begin playing the game.

The unfortunate truth is, there WILL eventually be a time in your life when you begin to feel like you should('ve) had kids, and after you bypass that point no amount of "mindfulness" or self-help literature will cure the mental anguish which manifests when one has failed to fulfill their biological duty. This goes for guys as well.
118 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-21 18:26
>>117
This is the worst advice I've read in a while. Please don't rush into marriage anons, especially if you've only been living with your partner for a few months.
119 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-23 02:19
>>118
Nobody's saying rush to marriage, but it doesn't take two years for you and your partner to decide whether you like each other or not. If there's still uncertainty after few months of dating, something ought to be wrong. You don't spend that many weeks, days and hours with a person and not know what you think of them, that simply doesn't happen.

Just imagine someone saying: "We've been dating for six months total but I'm not sure if I like them, I may need six more to get to know them better." How uncommitted do you have to be for this to be the case? That reeks of mutual disinterest, false hope and pretense that somewhere in the future things will work out.
120 Name: Anonymous : 2021-06-23 23:03
>>117
>>119
Its clearly not as simple as this. Marriage should not be decided based on the ability to like one another over an irrelevantly short time span. If you are serious about a relationship, it should take a few years to determine if you and your partner's lives are compatible enough to even consider marriage. If you're rushing in to tie someone down based solely on attraction, you're setting yourself up for disillusionment.

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