Mar 10

“Keep saying people are haters, it’s the American way to deny harsh truths.”

“In manufacturing, 4*6 > 24.”

“So I don’t get it. If you compare shoujo and shounen/seinen, you’d think that it’d be pretty much the opposite. Why is shounen/seinen the one with mostly beta mc’s, and it being written by guys, and shoujo has mostly alpha mc’s, and it’s written by girls?
Is it for self-insert purposes only?”

“Duh, obviosly.
> Shounen – shy, indecisive and uninteresting MC with several good traits have multiple love interest with interesting personalities
> Shoujo – shy, flawed, messy but actually secretly beautiful MC have multiple love interests with interesting personality

Literally their target demographic.”

“Let me take a look at this from a business perspective.

It’s better to conform and not rustle any feathers than it is to tell people to essentially go fuck themselves, it’s not like people aren’t going to buy the game because they put white zombies in. However if they decide to go the latter route people will choose to not buy the game, it will get tons of bad PR and ratings causing sales to plummet.

So it makes sense for them to bend to the will of journalists and reviewers because they either don’t have the time and patience for it or they know they will lose potential sales if they don’t listen to them.”

“>I thought she was interesting

Can you explain why? Sex appeal is not a valid answer.”

“Sex appeal is the only appealing feature women have. It is the only possible answer.”

“You should’ve said so in the first place instead of pretending like you give two fucks about character development. Fuckers like you are what’s wrong with gaming nowadays. A game must have at least a single fuckable/romanceable character or else, right?”

“>you say you dislike X and Y and was overall shit
>all your friends keep telling that you simply hate everything
How hard is it for people to even perceive flaws in a game?”

“>”nah, you just want to complain.”
To be honest, maybe we do just want to complain. But there’s complaining at everything and then just pointing out things everyone should notice and hate.

I mean, sometimes shit is just shit and is easily noticeable but unless you nitpick at EVERYTHING, I don’t see how anyone could bitch at you giving criticism of something at how disappointed you were.”

“>Haha, I’m such I nerd, I’ve played Skyrim for over 60 hours!
>Fez has such an incredible mechanic, how did they made that?
>Why aren’t you playing LoL anon? Everyone’s addicted to it!
>Fuck, dark souls is too hard, how are you even supposed to kill this giant minotaur?
>The Last of us is really a masterpiece, definitely one of the best games of this generation, it brought me to tears several times!

2 of those quotes even come from the same person.”

“>Why aren’t you playing LoL anon? Everyone’s addicted to it!
Holy shit, this pisses me of like no other.
My friend always jumps onto the new popular thing and uses the “Everyone’s watching/playing it!” to try to convince to join in.
What’s bothered me most was when he told me about this “new big show” that everyone’s watching, but it happened to be a show I told him about months prior. His response to it back then was “Meh, I’ve never heard of it.””

“This hits hard. Suddenly you don’t even want to watch the show anymore, not even trying to be hipster, just out of disgust.”

“Moot has made this point several times and it basically boils down to how open the internet is now. You no longer have to go irc and forum hoping to find a place where you fit in, now you just hop on over to 4chins.gov.fbi and expect it to be like facebook, and expect the site to conform to you, not conform to the site.

Also niggers”

“>/v/ has feelshit more and more, gets worse over time
>/a/ has roneryshit less and less, gets better over time

Goddammit.”

“Because the ronery faggots realize video games were a more immersive form of escapism from their roneriness and switched over.
With anime you get to watch some other dude get a harem of girls and get mad that he doesn’t even want it, when you would give everything you own just to talk to a girl for 5 minutes. With vidya you get to be that dude and fuck them all.
So all the roneriness left /a/, leaving only those who legitimately enjoy anime as a hobby and not just as an escape.”

“Two reasons.
1) The userbase of /v/ changed drastically as video games became more and more mainstream and hip and cool. 4chan was always the home to the degenerates of society who just didn’t fit on the various forums out there. People who kept awake at 4AM, people whose love for video games exceeded their love for everything else, people who were neckbeards and just didn’t give a fuck or reveled in it, people for whom sex was not life’s ultimate goal.
However, as video games grew in popularity more and more people started coming to /v/ because they thought that just because they wanted to get laid but couldn’t that somehow made them outcasts and would be welcome here. /v/’s userbase is now tainted with people who only play video games because they can’t get laid, the love for vidya is gone.

2) People [whose] primary website of choice is not /v/. These people come from leddit, forums, wherever, and see 4chan’s anonymity as a means to shitpost as hard as they can because they will never suffer any repercussions, and because since this place isn’t their main website of choice they just don’t care about the state of/v/ as a whole and use this place as their shitter.”

“I don’t like normalfags. I’ll be honest, I think normal people are the cancer killing 4chan. Look at /b/’s front page, it’s all ‘my girlfriend’ this and ‘my girlfriend’ that, it’s nothing but posturing bravado in my eyes and it doesn’t contribute to the overally quality of a board. Want to know why night time /a/ and previously night time /v/ were remembered so fondly? Because most of the people on 4chan at 2:00am PST are not ‘normal’ considering societal definition, often abnormal people are the most creative though, they take out their abnormality in artistic ways. That’s why so many of them are good at creative writing (look at how many famous authors have been abnormalfags).

In short, normal people are boring – they talk about normal things, their normal life with their normal girlfriend at their normal school/college/workplace with their normal friends eating their normal food and retiring to their normal apartment/house. They aren’t interesting. Take that horse head dude on Nico Nico, he’s clearly as abnormal as they come, yet he’s absolutely hilarious as a result. The world would be fucking BORING without people like that.

Basically, /b/’s content these days is normal people dealing with normal things in a normal way (‘hey /b/, i fucked such and such a girl, but X problem happened, what do I do?’)

Tell me honestly, is that as hilarious as hearing anons give serious advice on how to jerk off over sleeping girls? Fuck no.

Don’t take this in an offensive way, I just don’t want the normalfags spreading to other boards. They spread to /v/ like wildfire over the summer and look at the difference in quality as a result. Let’s keep /a/ abnormal.”

“Idiots who bring into 4chan real life shit that doesn’t belong here (ha here’s my facebook, my girlfriend this my girlfriend that”) and treat it as their personal blog and/or attention whore? Those are normalfags.

Idiots who believe people should be like them and can’t fathom asocial people or people passionate with their hobbies existing are also normalfag traits. “What, you don’t like going to parties? What’s WRONG with you?”, “Oh you like vidya and chinese cartons that much? Get a life”, “So you’re asocial? You pussy, just go out and talk to people, if it’s easy to me it must be easy for you!”, etc.

People who complain about the weirdest aspects of this site’s culture and try to change it, despite the fact that they are the ones who don’t belong here in the first place. Those are people who don’t lurk and don’t even try to learn basic shit about the imageboard culture before posting. Those are normalfags.

People who aren’t passionate or enthusiastic about any interest of theirs, thus are casuals at it and don’t know shit about it, yet try to argue about them here on 4chan despite having a terribly low powerlevel. Boring, average people who belong on everyday forums but not here.

Tl;dr: Normalfags are people who come to 4chan with out knowing what the fuck they are doing, and think everyone – 4chan included – should be “normal” the way they perceive normal as, and thus brings real life shit and retardation  in here. A normal person who knows how this board works and isn’t a fucking retard can avoid being a normalfag, though.”

“Raiden: Cut the crap! If you’re immortal, why would you take away individual freedoms and censor the Net?
Rose: Jack, don’t be silly.
Colonel: Don’t you know that our plans have your interests — not ours — in mind?
Rose: Jack, listen carefully like a good boy!
Colonel: The mapping of the human genome was completed early this century. As a result, the evolutionary log of the human race lay open to us.
Rose: We started with genetic engineering, and in the end, we succeeded in digitizing life itself.
Colonel: But there are things not covered by genetic information. Human memories, ideas. Culture. History.
Rose: Genes don’t contain any record of human history.
Colonel: Is it something that should not be passed on? Should that information be left at the mercy of nature?
Rose: We’ve always kept records of our lives. Through words, pictures, symbols… from tablets to books… But not all the information was inherited by later generations.
Colonel: A small percentage of the whole was selected and processed, then passed on. Not unlike genes, really.
Rose: That’s what history is, Jack.
Colonel: But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible.
Rose: Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander…
Colonel: All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate.
Rose: It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution.
Colonel: Raiden, you seem to think that our plan is one of censorship.
Raiden: Are you telling me it’s not!?
Rose: You’re being silly! What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.
Raiden: Create context?
Colonel: The digital society furthers human flaws and selectively rewards development of convenient half-truths. Just look at the strange juxtapositions of morality around you.
Rose: Billions spent on new weapons in order to humanely murder other humans.
Colonel: Rights of criminals are given more respect than the privacy of their victims.
Rose: Although there are people suffering in poverty, huge donations are made to protect endangered species.
Everyone grows up being told the same thing.
Colonel: Be nice to other people.
Rose: But beat out the competition!
Colonel: “You’re special.” “Believe in yourself and you will succeed.”
Rose: But it’s obvious from the start that only a few can succeed…
Colonel: You exercise your right to “freedom” and this is the result. All rhetoric to avoid conflict and protect each other from hurt. The untested truths spun by different interests continue to churn and accumulate
in the sandbox of political correctness and value systems.
Rose: Everyone withdraws into their own small gated community, afraid of a larger forum. They stay inside their little ponds, leaking whatever “truth” suits them into the growing cesspool of society at large.
Colonel: The different cardinal truths neither clash nor mesh. No one is invalidated, but nobody is right.
Rose: Not even natural selection can take place here. The world is being engulfed in “truth.”
Colonel: And this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.
Rose: We’re trying to stop that from happening.
Colonel: It’s our responsibility as rulers. Just as in genetics, unnecessary information and memory must be filtered out to stimulate the evolution of the species.
Raiden: And you think you’re qualified to decide what’s necessary and not!?
Colonel: Absolutely. Who else could wade through the sea of garbage you people produce, retrieve valuable truths and even interpret their meaning for later generations?
Rose: That’s what it means to create context.
Raiden: I’ll decide for myself what to believe and what to pass on!
Colonel: But is that even your own idea?
Rose: Or something Snake told you?
Raiden: Ahh
Colonel: That’s the proof of your incompetence, right there. You lack the qualifications to exercise free will.
Raiden: That’s not true! I have the right —
Rose: Does something like a “self” exist inside of you?
Colonel: That which you call “self” serves as nothing more than a mask to cover your own being.
Rose: In this era of ready-made ‘truths’, “self” is just something used to preserve those positive emotions that you occasionally feel…
Colonel: …Another possibility is that “self” is a concept you conveniently borrowed under the logic that it would endow you with some sense of strength…
Raiden: That’s crap!
Colonel: Is it? Would you prefer that someone else tell you? Alright then. Explain it to him.
Rose: Jack, you’re simply the best! And you got there all by yourself!
Raiden: Rrrr…
Colonel: Oh, what happened? Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of soul-searching?
Rose: Don’t think you’ll find anything, though…
Colonel: Ironic that although “self” is something that you yourself fashioned, every time something goes wrong, you turn around and place the blame on something else.
Rose: It’s not my fault. It’s not your fault.
Colonel: In denial, you simply resort to looking for another, more convenient “truth” in order to make yourself feel better.
Rose: …leaving behind in an instant the so-called “truth” you once embraced.
Colonel: Should someone like that be able to decide what is “truth”?
Rose: Should someone like you even have the right to decide?
Colonel: You’ve done nothing but abuse your freedom.
Rose: You don’t deserve to be free!
Colonel: We’re not the ones smothering the world. You are.
Rose: The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless — a single person has the potential to ruin the world.
Colonel: And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to the individual. Too much power for an immature species.
Rose: Building a legacy involves figuring out what is wanted, and what needs to be done for that goal.

All this, you used to struggle with. Now, we think for you.

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