2017 Aug 20 ~ 22

“Why does /v/ hate strong female character?”

“same reason i hate art.

it’s ugly, it’s technically incompetent, and it occupies a name which should be rightfully used for the real, much better deal – in other words, because it’s a scam.”

“Because most contemporary writers have an idea of a “strong female character” as “a character that behaves like a generic male” which is completely missing the point, usually comes across as unnatural, forced, and ironically results in poor and shallow characters.

It comes from the idea that males and females are supposed to compete for the same roles and display same behavior. Which generally isn’t true. Instead of focusing on an actual gender-informed character that behaves naturally and fits with real-world behavioral patterns and intuitions we have, they frequently force the female into unnatural behavior and situations only to manifest that “women are just as bad-ass as men” (by making them BE men). Not only that it contradicts most of our intuitions (and gives real-world females some really bad ideas on how to behave at times), but ironically SUPPORTS the idea that masculine behavioral patterns are better than feminine.

The result is usually a complete mess. They are unlikable (particularly to men, as they behave in fashion opposite to what men generally find appealing about women), unrelatable (even for most women, as they behave contraintuitive to them), unbelivable (as the story has to frequently contrive it’s way around bunch of basic problems such as weight and muscle advantages), lack depth (because in order to behave in unnaturally masculine fashion, the character usually must be cut from deeper personal history of character traits. And finally, it frequently just reminds the audience of the authors cluelesness about gender dichotomies and his weird, stupid, naive and one sided political beliefs.

An actually good writer can pull off any character. But the more unnatural and further away from classic archetype you want your character to be, the more you need to have a REALLY damn good psychological study.
Most game writers can’t pull of a half-decent strong man, so they sure as fuck won’t pull off a decent strong woman.”

>be progressive feminist shithead
>Dress like a slut IRL
>Complain when fictional characters are dressed like sluts
liberalism is a mental disorder”

“because the characters dont “choose” it”

“>imagine being so obsessed with your ideology that you fight for imaginary people’s rights”

“If the character’s didn’t choose to wear it themselves, then who did?
And why does them not choosing to wear it suddenly give the people doing redesigns to choose what they wear?”

“Pixels on a screen have no rights, the creators can dress them how they want.”

“10/10 mental gymnastics. Anything that doesn’t directly benefit the women tribe must be purged.”

“”Drawings on a screen didn’t choose to be drawn like a drawing.””

“Neither did they pick to be ugly hags wearing hijabs, who has the right to decide and choose then, the author or some feminists?”

“Play other stuff. Play single player stuff. Play old stuff. Go out of your comfort zone and stop being so cynical. Don’t play multiplayer games not 100% of the time. This mentality that you need one game to put all your time into is destructive to your enjoyment of the hobby unless you are a tourney level player.”

“So there’s been another Islamic terrorist attack, this time in Spain. A dozen dead. This time though, funnily, the terrorists didn’t kill themselves. They’re still on the loose. Apparently the main actor is a 17 year old Moroccan. Even if they catch him, as a minor he’ll probably get a slap in the wrist and some community service.

After Charlottesville, people should have noticed that when Power wants something, it gets it. It will take any means necessary, put any resources needed to achieve it. If the Power in the West wanted to get rid of Islamic terrorism, it could do it.

As an example, China wants to get rid of Islamic terrorism. Pretty damn strongly. So what do they do?

“Xinjiang Authorities Convert Uyghur Mosques Into Propaganda Centers”

I just love this picture. The huge banner on the mosque says: Love the Party, Love the Country. On a mosque. In rural Kashgar. Which is 100% Uyghur. Look at it again. “Love the party”. They don’t say that back in China proper. In Beijing you would get laughed at for being so in your face. But the Uyghurs must take it.

This of course is enforced by a huge security apparatus, killing suspects on sight, and a police state that would’ve scared the shit out of Orwell. You haven’t seen Internet control like China’s. Although I hear Germany’s is getting close.

So anyway, it isn’t hard. Xinjiang is 50% Muslim, and increasingly so. But China will take care of it. It can be done. When there’s a will. In Europe there obviously isn’t.”

“They’re strawman arguments, fundamentally. One of them is just Marxist. “What are power structures there for?” “Well they’re there to serve the purposes of the elite.” No, that’s one of their purposes.

That mono mania, that insane desire for singular causes, to me that’s also the expression of an archetype. It’s monotheism in action. You see these people who claim to be atheistic, they just invented a new God. Foucalt did that with power. Freud did that with sex. If you’re smart, you can take a major motivational drive or system – they’re not really drives, they’re really personalities – you can take a major motivational personality like power or sex and you can explain everything on its basis because everything is – every human action is motivated the major motivational system, some admixture of them. If you’re smart enough, you can always figure out a way that some complex phenomena is related causally to some simpler motivation. But it’s intellectual masturbation, as far as I’m concerned. It’s not the attempt to explain something. It’s the attempt to reduce everything to one simple principle that you can be master of.”

“We might as well make it a tiger, they’re pretty solitary, so it’ll be simple. They have a big territory, right? Hundreds of square miles. And the reason for that is, well they’re tigers. You can’t have like fifty of them because they’ll just eat everything that’s there. You have to have a big territory to support one apex predator. So what exactly is the territory of the tiger? And you’d say here are its boundaries, this is where it roams.

But that’s not the right way of thinking about the territory of the tiger, because the territory of the tiger is actually: “all the places where when the tiger does its thing, the things that the tiger wants to expects, happens”. That’s the tiger’s territory.

It’s the same with you. You’re at home when wherever you know what to do. And what you’re doing when you know what to do is how to match the hierarchy with the situation so that when you put it into practice, the potential that’s there transforms itself into what you’re aiming at. And that’s your territory.”

“Rationalism equates language with thought; Chomsky famously said that language’s primary function is as a vehicle of thought, not communication. That’s completely wrong, of course, most of the computation your brain does to keep you alive doesn’t use language at all. To the extent that a minority of people tend to have extensive internal monologues, that’s just conversation practice. Talking to yourself; generally in order to be ready to talk with others.”

“Wittgenstein made himself famous by basically destroying the whole academy of philosophy by pointing out the, on hindsight, obvious point that Philosophy is based in a misunderstanding of how language works. How people use language in daily life. Words don’t have definitions, they don’t have essences. Writing books about single words is completely pointless. Words are things we use in particular contexts; the use changes all the time. It’s all convention, and conventions are dynamic, pragmatic affairs.”

“The vast majority of ideas don’t have physical consequences; all they have is social consequences. They are status markers. Whether Muslims belong in Germany or not won’t get your finger burnt immediately. It may over the long term, but human brains don’t work like that. You learn behaviors to avoid danger and earn pleasure. And social disapproval by uttering non-progressive opinions are as harsh and immediate as a burnt finger in a fire.

So the reaction of most people to any abstract proposition like that will rely on their calculation of the social consequences of their particular reaction to that proposition. As it happens, being a good progressive gets you status and approval; not being a good progressive gets you low status and disapproval. So of course most people will do whatever gets them status and approval. The few contrarians like us who disagree, do so because of different experiences, because they don’t see the point in earning that sort of status, or, in many cases, because they are like the philosophers who Wittgenstein made fun of, and are just not getting the point. Taking stuff literally when you’re not supposed to. That’s not how language works.

You could make a meta point about “social construct”. It of course means that definitions are social conventions, which is a completely accurate point. But how is the string “social construct” used in actual language usage? A mere frequency analysis would tell you that “social construct” is a string that leftists use in order to crack down on bad people. You could perfectly define “social construct” as “a word whose definition is set by the Cathedral, and which denying it would get you in real trouble so shut up already”. When people come out of their way to state that “race is a social construct”, that’s not a scientific point. All they mean is “race is what I and my friends say it is and shut up you fascist”.

Note that they don’t really need to be aware of the difference. Surely some people understand that “social construct” is supposed to mean a concept deriving its meaning from social convention. But plenty of people just have picked up “social construct” being used in leftist agitation, got what’s used for, and imitated that usage themselves. You don’t need to be aware of the origin of words; only how they’re used. That’s the etymological fallacy at the micro level.

I’ve had hour long conversations about how to define “racist”. But “racist” in common usage means “bad person who I can easily accuse of disliking black people in order to ostracize him”. That’s how the language game is played. You can contest that kind of usage, and word usage indeed changes a lot all the time. But changing social conventions requires power. Political power. Because, of course, everything is politics. That’s a point the left understood a very long time ago. Even if they won’t say so.”

“You can get away with being incoherent and contradicting yourself in speech if you push the appropriate emotional buttons frequently enough.”

“The key insight of Wittgenstein is that speech is a kind of a game. You agree on a set of rules, e.g. that the word “apple” stands for a certain kind of fruit, and you agree to use that word to refer to that fruit. But games, like most human social interactions, are a local thing. There’s no universal set of rules, and you can come up with a different set of rules with other people. Kinda like good friends sometimes may modify the rules of their card games just went playing among themselves. So you can use the word “apple” to refer to apples, but with some other group you can use the word “apple” to refer to the breasts of women, or whatever. The thing often gets out of hand, as in things like Cockney rhyming slang. The point being that words don’t have “meaning” they only have patterns of use in certain contexts, governed by local sets of rules. Understanding those rules is a form of sociology.”

“The problem with science is not that it insists in analyzing objective reality. The problem is that the scientific method only works when observation is reliable. Which worked well in earlier physics and biology. But the prestige of science made us come up with things which just can’t be measured with any reliability. Economics. Psychology. Climate science. Much of medical science. It’s just too complicated to take any reliable data on much of it. And we refuse to admit that we don’t know much about it, and that we can’t know much about it. It is not possible. There is only one ancient intellectual discipline which hasn’t been made into a science: history. It can’t be done. The data just isn’t there. And historians always understood that. There was this healthy skepticism about “History is written by the victors”. You had to take it with a grain of salt. But it has its value nonetheless.”

“And so humans have evolved to put a lid over all that stuff, which is kinda obvious when you think about it. But seeing the obvious is not what human nature is about. We wouldn’t be here if it were. Human nature is about coming up with bullshit, believing it and sticking to it, so that we can all get along.”

“But wait a minute. This blog has been writing for years already about how politics is precisely about signaling. There’s little else. Social life itself is about signaling. Social Matter saying they refuse to signal things about Tibet means they are refusing to do basic human sociality. Why do you have a blog if it’s not about signaling? To have an opinion about something which doesn’t affect your livelihood is signaling, by definition. To have an opinion about the benefits of not having an opinion is… yes, signaling. That’s how human cooperation work. You say something, people agree or disagree, you make friends by signaling the same things, and next thing you know you got a big fat army to conquer your opponents. So saying that neoreaction doesn’t have an opinion on Tibet because neoreaction isn’t about having opinions doesn’t make sense at all. If you don’t have opinions, if you are a good quietist, you don’t run a blog. Much less a group blog.”

“Neoreaction, or simply any reality-based set of ideas just don’t work as a coordination mechanism. The Chinese legalists were slaughtered to a man. Machiavelli was sent to rural exile and died a lonely man. At best it’s the kind of thing a ruler must know but must also deny knowing.

The most important part of the project, after telling the truth, is coming up with a good disguise for the truth. We’re not there yet.”

“Both the Dalai Lama and his advisor and youngest brother, Tendzin Choegyal, claimed that “more than 1.2 million Tibetans are dead as a result of the Chinese occupation.” The official 1953 census–six years before the Chinese crackdown–recorded the entire population residing in Tibet at 1,274,000.”

“There’s only one reason you remember the past: it’s so that you’re prepared for the future.”

“Imagine that each of these levels of existence I just laid out are like patterns, they’re patterns within patterns within patterns within patterns, and there’s a way of making all that harmonious: that’s what music models. That’s why music is so meaningful. You take a beautiful orchestral composition and all the instruments are doing different things at different levels but they all flow together harmoniously and you’re right in the middle of that as a listener. And it fills you with almost a sense of religious awe, even if you’re a punk rock nihilist.

And the reason for that is the music is modelling the manner of being that’s harmonious. That’s the proper way to exist. And religious writings in the deepest sense are guidelines to that mode of being. So they’re not true, like scientific truths are true. They’re hyper-true or meta-true.

We take the most true things about your life, and then we take the most true things about ten other peoples’ lives and we amalgamate them into a single figure, and that would be a literary hero. Then we take a thousand literary heroes and we extract from each of them what makes the most heroic person: that’s a religious deity.”

“It’s not by chance that the word spell has this double meaning – to cast a spell, or to arrange the letters in the correct order to spell out a word… to be able to arrange the letters in the right order, to actually conjure, as it were, that thing that you just spelled – it was experienced by oral peoples, who had not met the written word before, as magic, as a very powerful form of magic.”

“People don’t have ideas. Ideas have people.

[…] Which ideas have you? And where are they suggesting that you go?”

“The patterns that govern a dominance hierarchy are the place from which ethics derive. And they evolved. And they’re not arbitrary. What works in one dominance hierarchy works in another. Where’s the proof for that? One of my proofs is that we use the same brain chemical and the same neurological system, roughly speaking, to keep track of our position in the dominance hierarchy as lobsters do. That’s 300 million years of continuity, so that’s real enough as far as I’m concerned.

So you’ve got your lobsters and they organize themselves according to these rules and the top lobster is confident and makes himself big and he’s the one that gets all the chicks. Your success in the dominance hierarchy especially if you’re male also determines the probability of your reproduction, and it may determine that more than anything else. How to maneuver the dominance hierarchy might be the prime question that faces creatures that have to live with conspecifics.

The females in some sense use the dominance hierarchy as a distributed computational device to determine the worth of the males. What the females do is hang off to the side and they watch the males battle it out and then they just pick from the top. They have their own hierarchy, and it runs by somewhat different rules, but it’s very smart, they’re externalizing the cognitive problem to the structure itself.”

“But for most people when they hear the word truth, especially people in academia or involved in the sciences in any way, they think of something very different.”

“Of course. Their truth is representational. That’s also partly why the Catholic Church, historically, has been so put off by the rational intellect. People like Dawkins say they went after Galileo because he was undermining their superstitions, it’s like, yeah, partly right. The other part was Seth, the figure of evil throughout history, is always the hyper-rational intellect. And the reason for that is intellect is God’s highest angel, so that’s Lucifer, and it falls in love with its own creations: it likes to make totalities out of its own creation. Once there’s totality there’s no room for the trancendent, there’s no God, that’s Satan’s error by the way. And everything immediately turns into hell.

That was all put together particularly well by Milton. And Milton was a visionary. What Milton felt and put together was the imagistric substrate out of which totalitarian states were going to grow. He envisioned it. It was visionary, he saw it as a battle between heavenly agents. But he codified it, and said, here’s the approaching problem, the totalitarian intellect.

If you talk to people who are suffering existentially, they’re always in love with the products of their intellect. They DO NOT pay attention. They say “well I can’t see how my life has any meaning”, and the answer to that is “you’re not seeing, you’re thinking”. And you can easily think yourself into a corner where your life has no meaning. It’s a cheap trick.

I can say, who cares about this documentary? It’s not going to matter in a billion years. Or a hundred years, or whatever, I can pick a timeframe in which this event is irrelevant. OK. So then you can derive from that fact that it’s irrelevant. Or you can derive from that fact that that’s a stupid way to think.

You can derive the conclusion it’s a stupid way to think if you haven’t made thinking your god.

There’s lots of other things that work better than thinking. Paying attention is thinking. It’s MUCH better than thinking. Paying attention allows you to listen to people who don’t agree with you, paying attention allows you to learn what you don’t already know. If it’s thinking or attention that should be the god, attention rules, thinking is a subordinate phenomena. But it likes to pop on top, because it likes its little tight theories and it likes to be right.

Well, forget that.

You’re not going to be right.”

“We encounter chaos. It’s often a snake. Well that also points to its deep evolutionary roots.

There’s an anthropologist, Lynne Isbell, who wrote a book a while back called [The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent] and she was interested in why human beings can see so well. Because we can see really well. The only things that can see better than us are birds of prey. And she thought “well why would a primate like us have such good vision?” So she went around the world and she knew we were also particularly good at detecting the kind of camoflague patterns that characterize snakes, especially in the lower half of our visual field, and she thought, well, maybe we were preyed upon by snakes, and maybe we developed good vision because we were preyed upon by snakes, like 60 million years ago, way back when we weren’t even people. Which is about how old snakes are, 60 million years or something like that. So then she went around the world and she correlated the acuity of primate vision with the prevalence of predatory snakes. It’s a nice correlation. So she thought oh, humans and snakes co-evolved.

So what gives you vision? Snakes. That’s what it says in Genesis.

What else gives you vision? Fruit. That’s also right, that’s why we have color vision.

What makes you self-conscious if you’re a man? Women. That’s Eve.

So the stories in the Bible, the pre-flood stories, they’re really old. We have no idea how old they are. In story form, god only knows how old they are, but in terms of behavioral patterns, they could easily be 60 million years old. “The thing that defeats the snake gets the women”. You imagine that in tree-dwelling primates, say, well up come the snakes, the first guy who figured out to drop a stick on a snake? He was very popular.

[…] What’s happened as far as I can tell is that the systems that our brain evolved to detect basically rapacious predators, it’s not just snakes, but like… reptiles with teeth, predators in the dark, things under the water, like crocodiles, that’s- the lurking anomaly, it’s the thing you have to contend with.

And it’s actually a monster. People say monsters aren’t real. It’s like, depends on your timeframe. If you add up and average all the predatory monsters across 60 million years, you get a monster. So the amalgam of “monster” is “a representation of the class of predatory of predatory stimuli”, that might be a way of looking at it.

So we’re very sensitive to that because we were prey animals. So then our cortex leaped up a level of abstraction, and that same system started to detect anomaly as such. It wasn’t just the predatory thing that was outside the dominance hierarchy, it was the abstract thing that was outside the system of ideas. It’s the same thing. And so that became symbolized by the chaos monster, and we can easily throw that on our enemies. It’s like, “well who are you? you’re outside the hierarchy. oh, you’re a chaos monster”. well yes you are. That’s not an arbitrary prejudice. You are absolutely a chaos monster.

Then the question is what do you do with chaos monsters? One answer is kill them. The other answer is get their gold. That’s a better answer. Because there’s information in chaos, and we’re information scavengers, and that’s our niche.

Outside what we know, there’s information. You might die retrieving it. But if you don’t die, you’re a major hero.”

“”The Father” isn’t an individual. “The Father” is the whole patriarchal dominance hierarchy, right? The individual is just a representation of that. Our minds are more evolved to consider “masculinity” as such, rather than the male individual. […] The masculine is like a god. You say, well is it a god? Well, it shapes your behavior. It determines your destiny. It determines your fitness. Is it alive? That’s a good question. Depends on how you describe alive.

So we’ve got this system that can recognize the masculine living thing, the feminine living thing, and the self living thing. That’s the underlying pre-suppositions of our nervous system. Thats the world of being. At some point our cortex inflates. So now we can use abstraction. But you know that evolution is a conservative process. You don’t just build a new thing, you build a new thing on an old thing, so the new thing still thinks like the old thing, but it can do some more things. So what’s happened to us and this is something that’s amazing to me is that we’ve taken these basic social cognitive cateogires, and we’ve been able to map being itself using the same categories– and it works.

You map the masculine the dominance hierarchy, you map the feminine onto nature. Well, that works. All of a sudden, that works. You can survive like that.

Is that a metaphor? No, it’s not a metaphor. Here’s an example. Why is mother nature “mother” nature? Well what’s nature? Nature is that which selects. That’s as far as I can tell, how else are you going to define nature? “Nature selects”. Women select. That’s what women do, human women. They’re not like chimps, they’re selective maters. So as far as men are concerned, and maybe as far as women are concerned too: Women ARE nature. It’s not a metaphor. They’re the thing that stops you from reproducing, and that’s partially why they make you self-conscious when you reject it. They’re the portal to immortality. They ARE nature. It’s not like they represent it. They are nature, in the most direct possible way.

Is that a right way of looking at the world?

It’s difficult to make an alternative case if you look at the world from a Darwinian perspective.”

“If you walk down Bloor Street, and you watch, you can see people in “Hell” with no problem. They’re not only the people who are completely lost – the homeless – but they’re homeless that you cannot look at. And the reason you can’t look at them is because they find your act of mirroring their state of existence as intolerable. It will instantly enrage them. And that’s because they’re in chaos. They’re in the underworld, but they’re in a particular suburb of the underworld, and that little suburb, that’s hell. And you think, well, is it eternal? Depends on what you mean. It’s been around a long time. A long time. It’s really deep. And there’s another weird thing about Hell, which is when you’re in it, no matter how bad it is, there’s some stupid thing you can do to make it worse. And that’s why it’s bottomless.”

“[…]how we compartmentalize reality is not at all a given.”
“No, you do it on the fly. And you do it for pragmatic reasons. And in some sense what you do is look for the simplest possible and least energetic way of conceptualizing the current situation so that the next thing you want to do happens.”

“Maybe you’ll even start to understand what the larger problems are, because that’s a problem with prematurely trying to do too much, it’s like, well is that really the problem? And what makes you think you’ll make it better rather than worse? So you have to pick the right-sized problem.”

“Part of the progress of human knowledge is the differentiation of the map. Now, you can get quite a long ways with an undifferentiated map, in fact, often, an undifferentiated map is often more useful because it obscures useless detail. And so we’ve always been making maps of the world. And you might say we were making maps of the objective world, even when we didn’t know it, and I would say no we weren’t. I don’t believe that. We were making maps of being, and that’s not the same thing.

Imagine you exist within a sacred landscape. How could a modern person conceive of that? Well that’s easy. Leave home for… a while. And then come back. Let’s say it’s your parents’ home and you’ve been gone for fifteen years, and you come back and everything in the house is imbued with magical significance. And you might say well that’s not inherent to the object. Like, yeah, sure. Depending on how you define the object. It’s completely inherent to the object as they manifest themselves in your realm of perception. And you can dissociate the object itself from the subjective overlay, but that’s not such an easy thing to do, and it’s not so self-evident. And it’s not even obvious that what you’re doing when you do that is coming up with a more accurate picture of reality, because the picture of reality that represents the item of sacred importance,

How do you know that importance isn’t the most important part of that item? That’s how you act. You won’t throw it away. Well, why? It’s just a material entity. Well no it’s not. It’s an element of being. And that’s a different thing.

And so what people prior to the dawn of the materialist age was producing maps of being, and that meant things had historical significance. The mountain where your grandfather was buried was not the same mountain as another mountain. And you might say, yes they are, they’re made out of the same clay and silica and all of that, and it’s like, yeah, man, you’re missing the point.

A Westerner might say, “yes but it’s extraordinarily useful to differentiate and to act as if there’s an objective reality and a subjective reality because it opens up all sorts of new avenues of pursuit”, and yes, that’s why we’re technological wizards. But we’ve lost something. We’ve lost our capacity to understand the reality of that overlay that we scraped off in order to produce objective reality.”

“Being is the domain in which suffering is real […] and that’s not the material world.

Pain is not a material phenomena. It’s like, well yes… I would like to point out that that is hardly a brilliant observation, everything is associated with the material world, because here we are, in this world. But we do not understand.”

“A while back I was in New York, and unfortunately I don’t remember in which museum, but in this room in this museum, there was a spectacular collection of mid-to-late Renaissance art. Staggering room. The value of the paintings in that room… they’re priceless. Billions of dollars worth of art in that room. And there were people from all over the world looking at it. One of the pieces was The Assumption of Mary. Beautiful. […]

And I thought well, let’s be a cultural anthropologist about this. That museum is on some of the most expensive real estate in the world. There’s a tremendous amount of time and effort spent on producing the museum and fortifying it and guarding it. And people from all over the world make pilgrimages to stand in front of it. And what they are looking at they do not understand.

So what the hell are they doing there? Why are they looking at those pictures?

The answer is the pictures speak to their soul… but not in the language they understand. But that’s okay because we don’t understand ourselves. That’s obvious: we’re more than we can understand. By a tremendous margin. The artists and the mystics are at the vanguard of that development of understanding, and they come up with ideas that are clearer than mere feelings, but are not yet clear.”

“It’s especially real if you’re Darwinian, because what’s more real from the Darwinian perspective than that which selects? That’s the most real. In fact it’s the definition of real. It’s not “the material world”. It’s “that which selects”. […] This is the problem I have with people who are simultaneously reductionistic materialists and evolutionary biologists. It’s like, sorry guys, you don’t get to be both.”

“Are there cases where stating what appears to be the truth to the best of your ability to articulate it is inferior to a pragmatically functional white lie?”

“I would say it depends on your motivations. I can use the truth to hurt you. But I’m doing is like a white lie, it’s a black truth, let’s call it that. It also doesn’t serve the ordered structure entirely. It’s true on say three levels of analysis, usually sub-levels, and not true on a really profound level.

I can say “Well I’m just telling you this for your own good”, and I tell you something true, but I picked a context or a state of vulnerability in which delivery of that message has an undermining effect. And I know that. “Well it was true” well no. All things considered, it wasn’t true. Some things considered it was true, and a white lie is the inverse of that […] It would be wrong of me to hurt your feelings over such a trivial issue.”

“He who has a why can bear any how.”

“If you don’t read it, you’re not informed, you can’t participate in the debate except as a puppet. And I wouldn’t recommend participating in this debate as a puppet because you don’t know who’s behind the scenes pulling the strings.”

2017 Jul 01 ~ Aug 19

“Personally, I happen to think it makes Japanese even easier for the listener than the speaker, because there’s an intuition that comes from knowing the language. Japanese, in contrast to English, has a subject-object-verb sentence structure, versus the subject-verb-object ones we enjoy as English speakers. As a result, native speakers can often see where the sentence is going by knowing the subject and object without even considering the action. However, English speakers get the action out of the way so quickly it’s impossible to understand the full meaning without every word, e.g. ”the cat ate the mouse”-c the cat could be eating anything; in Japanese, ”cat mouse ate”h can make you guess what the cat did to that mouse before the word is spoken.”

“I think it’s just something he does when teaching. It’s pretty common for teachers from any discipline to teach shit they themselves never did. It’s because they forgot what it was like to be a pleb, and what they did to get gud, so they just make something up that appears to make sense, but they themselves never did.”

“This new development of loud ads on gas pumps is the absolute worst.

I’m hoping for the best, which is that people avoid the stations that do this, OR if by some miracle, the ones with ads sell gas reasonably cheaper.

But they’ll all probably sell ads and not change their prices because that’s actually how capitalism works.”

“In evolutionary terms, Uptalk started with teenage girls, and indeed it was an effect of modern Californian teenage girl society, which is a good approximation to a Hobbesian state of nature of all against all, where you must police your every single act, lest the sisterhood comes crashing down on you and throws you and your status into some ghetto in Oakland. So that’s how teenage girls evolved passive-aggresiveness and high-frequence semi-questions as self-defence. The interesting thing is why that spread out of teenage girl life into wider society. This implies therefs something about modern society which is similar to teenage girl total status war.

Uptalk can also be seen as the fusion of the colloquial tags ”like-“, ”you know?” into the actual word itself. ”Like” and ”you know” are also a ways of holding plausible deniability about one’s statement. You aren’t just asserting something. You aren’t really like, sure, you know, so you hold plausible deniablity lest your interlocutor be short of status in that particular moment and she uses the chance to throw you under the bus. Again, one way of putting this is epistemic humility. Another way of putting this is a complete breakdown of social trust so that conversation is pretty muchc impossible?”

“The quasi-interrogative tone is a defensive mechanism in uncertain situation, when there is a probability to be mis-interpreted as insulting or offensive. Today’s social environment is toxic and malignant, a senator may be forced to resign for telling a joke and a President of Harvard for stating an obvious but unacceptable fact of life. Just as feudal Japan developed a style to address and talk to high ranking persons (and avoid being beheaded), current environment forces people to find ways to address a potentially fatal audience (without risking being accused of racism or whatever). BTW, did you notice how the speech of Catholic and Chinese hierarchs ooze saccharine benevolence?”

“At first this title creep seems to defy economics. Games have large fixed costs but small per-customer costs, so they should go large. An already large game is in much better position to catch another customer than a new one. The same is true for content: creating a new WoW dungeon for Blizzard is much-much easier than for a new studio to create a game with that one dungeon, since WoW already has characters, spells, engine, graphics assets.

Yet there are no few big games, but awful lot of smalls, most in early access. The solution for this nonsense is the Market for lemons. This economic theory says that if the customers can’t evaluate the quality of products before purchase and some of the products are crap, they respond with decreasing the money they are ready to pay “hey, if they sell me crap, at least let it be cheap”. While this is logical, it means that good products disappear from the market, since selling those for cheap is loss. By good products disappearing, the average market becomes worse and the buyers pay even less. We reached this equilibrium in gaming: there is nothing here but early access rubbish.”

“One can judge a society by it’s transportation network for sure. Poor social structures cannot get it’s people from point A to B. and thus their economies suffer.”

“I think that talent is the ability to take chances, and the calm to learn from your mistakes […] I’ve seen plenty others with much more skill miss great opportunities because of extreme self-consciousness or some mistaken sense of discretion. It’s such a shame. I still think about them.”

“In the process of reaching competency, intervention is the worst possible thing.”

“CNN does a reverse image search on a gif and finds it posted on Reddit, decides to blackmail the user who posted it before confirming he actually made the image and didn’t just steal is from DonaldChan”

“It is called LOCALIZATION for a reason”

“Oh gee whiz, I guess that makes it immune to criticism.

Thanks, anon!”

>Shoving SJW agenda
Back to NeoFAG”

>Funimation SJW dubs
Fucking hell, don’t get me started.
>Kobayashi whining about slut shaming
>That retarded jab at Gamergate in Prison School of all shows, the show that lives and dies with the “male gaze”

“Except the Gamergate line got changed for the BD/DVDs because it was “too outdated”.”

“Want to make it even worse? The one complaining about the “patriarchy” is a pedophile who can only get away with it because her victim is male.

Also, who wrote this fucking script? This is not how real people talk, this is the kind of “conversation” you hear at Dashcon while they’re lining up for the fucking ballpit.”

“The square root of a number of people in a domain do half the work. Okay so let’s go through this.

You have 10 employees. 3 of them do half the work. Makes sense. That’s reasonable.

You have 100 employees. 10 of them do half the work. That’s a problem. The other 90% are doing the other half. Who cares about them.

You have 10,000 employees. 100 of them do half the work.

Here’s a nasty little law: As your company grows, incompetence grows exponentially, and competence grows linearly. With 10 it’s 3 doing half the work, at 10,000 it’s 100, so 9,900 of your employees are doing as much as the best 100. You might not even know who the best 100 are, but probably they know, and maybe their peers know too.

And so one of things that’s really interesting when big companies start to shake, which means maybe they’ve had a bad quarter or two bad quarters, and the stock price starts to tip down and the hot people who have options are not very happy about that and they start to announce layoffs, the 100 people who have opportunities leave. And they’re the ones who were doing half the work.”

“5 composers produce the music that occupies 50% of the classical repertoire: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chaikovsky, Mozart.

Take all the music those people wrote: 5% of of the music those people wrote occupies 50% of the music that’s played.

So not only do almost all the composers never get a listen, but even among the composers who do get a listen, almost none of their music never gets played.”

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”

“[H]istory has been written by those who want you to believe that reasoning has a monopoly or near monopoly on the production of knowledge.”

“Mass transit, BRT, autonomous cars, trains, or anything else like that will not solve issues of congestion. Congestion is an issue of inefficient land use. Simply put, too many people need to commute from far away to get to job centers, school, shopping etc.”

“Recently, I’ve come up against a few people who argue that transit is, in fact, not efficient and a waste of money. Their reasoning is the following: the number of passengers per car is 1,6, the AAA says that driving a car costs 60 cents per mile (they’re always American), so the cost of cars per passenger-mile is 37,5 cents. Meanwhile, transit on average costs about 1 dollar per passenger-mile. Transit is thus completely inefficient.

Now, this could be answered pretty simply: if transit is economically inefficient, why are third world cities dominated by transit and not by personal cars? Why do the Japanese pay 10% of their income on transport versus 20% for Americans and Canadians?”

“Negotiate with Isshiki, I guess.”
“B-but she’s a girl right? Will she understand our language?”
“If Isshiki Iroha’s playing that character on purpose, you could say that it actually makes negotiating with her easy. Long story short, she wants to maintain her brand image.”

“People usually don’t look back to see how far they’ve come while they’re still walking. Of course, when they come to a standstill, the more progress they’ve made, the more betrayed they feel by their expectations.

However, I’m glad to have been able to see this up close and in person, because I can’t watch over you guys forever.”

“We all have our own personal image that’s dictated by others – one that’s always off the mark. We wish to remain ourselves, but who gets to decide who we are as people?”

“That’s because those people are following trends, mostly just stealing from each other. The original purpose of ricing was just to make your real estate more productive (i.e. less eye strain, window titles not being in the way, etc.) and now it’s just a contest to see who can make the most retarded copycat of the previous person.”

“How can you tell?”
“Look… he just went into the bank right after Rally without even looking at his watch. Most people check the time before they do something after waiting.”

“Dear, dear… Didn’t you read the fax? Guns were banned from our little meeting.”
“If anyone was dumb enough to walk through that door unarmed, I’d sure like to see his face.”

“>MGS5 was supposed to be about a ssoldier witnessing hell and going nuclear
>There was actually supposed to be a greater meaning to why a central female character dresses this way
>Kojima fucked it all up
>meanwhile Yoko Taro actually made a game with those concepts and actually did them well”

“I’m just tired of multiplayer games

I played League for 6 years and have probably over 5000 hours in that game and just completely burned me out of multiplayer games; thery’re essentially endless so I never felt satisfied with where I was.

With a regular game you know when you’ve beaten it, with a multiplayer game nothing is ever enough.”

“Buddahism states that if you suicide you will continue to do so for all eternity.”

“I’m still not sure what I should be doing.

There’s Grad School, which is what I always though I would be doing, but it just doesn’t seem to make any sense. Instead of being paid for doing work I don’t really want to do, I’d have to pay someone else for the “privilege” of doing work I don’t really want to do. That’s pretty stupid.

Plus I don’t really know what I would do after I graduate. Becoming a professor is all that would really make sense. Getting any other job wouldn’t be any better than what I’m doing now enjoyment-wise. Maybe I’d be paid a bit more, but once I take into consideration all the years I wouldn’t be paid because I’m wasting my time in school instead of working, it would take a long time before that made up for it. And I don’t want to work that long.

Really what I need is just money. If I had money I could do whatever I wanted. So it seems to make the most sense to figure out how to make the most money and stop worrying about grad school.”

“I don’t get people who are code monkeys who obsess over saving time to code more for their stupid employer. It would be one thing if you had any chance at upward mobility into like a quarter mil a year management position, but these people are typically making close to the cap for software engineers, so why the fuck are they working so much? “

“Bugmen will hilariously also spin this as a moral imperative. “Oh goy the boss is paying you top dollar, it’s wrong of you to take a breath!” “Oh the boss cheated on his taxes? I’m sure there’s a legit reason.”

“Dude on Twitter arguing that autonomous cars will allow everyone to live in far flung suburbs, transforming American cities. Unless they’re gonna drive twice as fast as cars do now, how much farther flung does he expect our suburbs can possibly get? People out here driving 2 hrs one-way to New York City already, lmao”

“I’m sorry it’s impossible to refund those charges my system won’t let me.”
“Okay, well my bank’s fraud department is REALLY good, so I’m sure they’ll figure it out.”
“I refunded you the full amount.”
“I thought your system couldn’t do that.”
*call disconnects suddenly*

“One of the weirdest things that nobody remarks upon is the difference in minor security features you see in black areas versus white areas. Just compare a McDonalds or something in a ghetto versus one in a suburb. The employees in the ghetto McD’s are behind really thick, presumably bulletproof glass and speak to customers through some cutouts in the glass. Cash and cards aren’t handled directly, but slipped into a metal indent. You even notice a difference in how cups, sauces, straws, and the drinks are sourced, in the suburbs it’s all freely available but in black areas its all behind the counter.

Blows my mind that normies don’t notice this. Blacks, writ large, can’t handle access to free sauce packets and proximity to cash registers. One would think such a minor thing would be a glaring feature in an analysis of “us vs them” but the subtle layer of additional security concerns required to do such a simple thing as feeding black people shitty food is never publicly commented upon.

This what’s known as the “n***** tax”, the extra cost you need in terms of security, cameras, police presence, liability insurance etc because of a locally criminally predisposed population”

“These modern & progressive burger company employees genuinely have more security in place than any bank clerk I’ve ever spoken to”

“Try going to a liquor store in the ghetto…its surrreal”

“Like the ones where you have to pay by handing money through a drawer.”

“Thr cops ive spoken to even specifically told local yemeni deli owners to install it and say the result of them not doing that is constant fights and even the deli owner getting himself stabbed for his troubles.”

“Yeah a lot of fast food places like this have security features like this, but this is only in basketball american areas, my store has bullet proof glass on all the windows

But its only rated for handgun rounds, mcdonalds in Detroit and shit are rated for up to 7.62×54 which is fucking wild”

“America is now officially in the business of waging war on those who dare stand in the way of equality, freedom, and tolerance, meaning any form of discrimination is reason for unleashing an army of lawyers, armed police/SWAT, and the full fury of the fourth estate (the state-controlled media).

And yet the most enduring symbol (the ultimate legacy) of the civil rights movement – you know, that epoch in history that forever destroyed a private citizens right to determine with what to do with their privately-held company/business/property – isn’t white flight from urban areas.

It isn’t a black man in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s transparent thermoplastic, a security measure required to protect those employees (and property) of business owners who still dare try and turn a profit in cities like Newark, Camden, Birmingham, Detroit, and Baltimore.

Though the lingering evidence civilization once existed in these cities is empty skyscrapers jettisoning into the air (that same air is routinely pierced with the sound of gunshots), those merchants sticking behind to gobble-up easy food stamp/EBT money are required to ensconce their employees and entire stores contents behind impenetrable plexiglas.


Though Black History Month celebrations this February will spend considerable amount of time detailing the horrors of segregation, whites-only seating/water fountains, and the utter evil of a business owner denying black people service, there exists no symbol more powerful than the erection of plexiglass at a place of business to protect employees from the black customers it serves.

No symbol.

The purest legacy of the civil rights, for nothing can undo the natural inclinations of a people who believe they’re entitled to anything and everything like a wall of bullet-proof material. “

“So, supposedly this guy went from sleeping in his cab to being a billionaire because he quickly made enough money selling VCR’s and Walkmans to make major investments in Russian carbamide which he then used to buy a skyscraper for 17 million dollars. In the process, he was invited to join the Council for American-Soviet Trade and meet with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush.”

“But why is a federally-funded CIA spinoff with decades of experience in “psychological warfare” suddenly blowing tens of millions in government funds on privacy tools meant to protect people from being surveilled by another arm of the very same government? To answer that question, we have to pull the camera back and examine how all of those Cold War propaganda outlets begat the Broadcasting Board of Governors begat Radio Free Asia begat the Open Technology Fund. The story begins in the late 1940’s.”

“Chief, you sure it’s okay to be taking video like that?”
“Hmm? They have to have video because they’re taking bets.”
“But it’ll leave a record that we participated in an illegal race.”
“It won’t take very long for the cars to pass through, and it’s not like I’ve rented the station out to them.”
“You did take money, though.”
“Ah, you’re mistaken. A customer just happened to buy a large amount of high priced items. The camera only shows racers stopping in for gas.”

“If he wants you so badly, why didn’t he just open fire in the garage?”

“The most important thing to him is himself. It would’ve been two against four in a shootout, plus there are security cameras in the garage. He would’ve been caught on tape.

If we’re on the road, there’s no record of what happened. If he erases the memory in the patrol car camera, he can say whatever he wants.

And if the victim is an outlaw like me, no one’s gonna look into it too hard.”

“Because it can be rigged, which in modern game design means “is rigged”.”

“Before you’d say “a video game company can’t evaluate my personality”, please remember the dad who learned that his daughter in high school is pregnant from an ad agency. They know you more than you’ll ever know yourself and there is no way you can protect yourself from them any other way than cutting ties at the first sign of “it can be rigged”. It always is.”

“I never said that “1%” isn’t true on the big average. I’m saying that some players have much better chances than others based on their psychology. If Adam gets 10 loot in 500 boxes and Betty get nothing in 500, that’s still “1%”.”

“ITT: It’s ok when Japan does it”
“>japs put more care into their craft and make ideal versions, west muhtrannyrealism”
“japs do it for boners, west does it for good boy points”
“good goy points you mean”

“dlc is all cosmetic. You don’t need any of it.”
“You know, back in the day, all the outfits would be unlockable rewards. Instead they’re now bullshit DLC that basically costs as much as the entire game.”

“You want to make me out to be a criminal when I’m just trying to make a living”
“Yeah, a living from being a criminal. They aren’t mutually exclusive.”

“Streamers get special priviledge in many games and several devs of games such as DBD have said they exclusively listen to streamers and basically design the games around them. Considering most of these streamers drop games after, at most, 2 months, this means lots of games just end up husks where the streamers feast on the game for a month and then leave a dead carcass no one wants.”

>play game while streaming
>get killed
So… um… what were they expecting? Should everyone just stand around and not play until the streamer leaves?”

“The question isn’t why the game companies offer these atrocious work conditions and pay. The question – always – lies on the other side: why are there lines of wannabe devs going through the same suffering? Why there are anyone who doesn’t quit. Most importantly, why can’t the banks get away with offering the same? Why would it be bizarre for a bank boss to tell the employees to work unpaid overtime?

The conditions he described aren’t rare, but not in capitalism, but in crony-capitalism and semi-criminal capitalism. Like when the night club doesn’t pay waitresses at all, and they work for free for the opportunity to catch rich and drunk customers for “escort”. Or when border patrol agents made half of cops in several Eastern European countries and still the applications crushed the desks, because one could make a monthly salary from one night patrol by not searching the right cars. Or the plague of the Hungarian health care: doctors work for pennies, but still don’t quit, because queues are long and patients pay into their pockets to skip it. […]

Now I’m not saying every or even most developers are like this, especially on the art field where there is little opportunity to rig. However these punks run the show and upkeep the low wages, high hours and abusive environment to prevent any clean guy coming to their turf. They are ready to take formal pay cuts to keep applicants away, they rather work long hours to cover for an empty position than fill it with someone clean. If someone needs to be hired and they don’t know a guy, they make sure it will be a newbie with zero experience who is simply too incompetent to realize what’s happening right under his nose. If he turns out to be too smart to be kept in the dark and too honest to be recruited to the crew, they just bully him out. So the industry will finally devolve into what it is today: a bunch of crooks surrounded by incompetent yes-men hired right out of college in a toxic hellhole living on pizza, laughable formal salaries and slave hours, knowing that their RMT will make them able to retire by 30. […]

The low salaries guarantee that honest and competent people aren’t in the industry (you can get passionate dumbasses and crooks). The honest developer coming to the CEO is also indistinguishable from a brownnose who just spreads libel on his coworkers to suck up to the brass.”

“If the simulator is telling me anything, it’s that hoarding quartz is a useless endeavor and I won’t get what I want even after months of saving up. How accurate is my analysis?”

“And you plan to get what you want by spending the 20 odd rolls you get a month?”

“I’ve just accepted I’ll never get what I want and to be happy with the mediocrity I can. I guess this game prepared me for real life.”

“The most important part about art is expressing yourself” – Pablo Picasso

According to one of the most renowned artists in history, expressing yourself is more important than grinding boxes and fundies. Is this why so many people here never make it and are instead stuck in a miserable shitposting loop?”

“unbeknownst to picasso the human personality is always expressing itself to the best of its capability

when he was bound by ‘technicalities’ he was expressing his anxiety

when he was being a useless hack he was expressing his flamboyance

when you consider all the ‘box drawing shitposters,’ can you figure out what they are expressing?”

“Fuck you Picasso.

The most important part about art is managing to make a living with it. It’s also the ugliest part.”

>Somebody earlier wrote that he thinks artists wouldn’t brag about having talent. Nothing is further from the truth in many cases. The idea of talent sells to normal people.

While true for a general audience. Someone selling online education, tutorials and going for the Patreon, DA, tumblr crowd, a fanbase comprised almost entirely of aspiring artists… It behooves them to sell them on “you can do this too!” it’s thee pillar for selling self help/life coaching, education.”

“>you’ll never have parents who’ll accept the NEET you (and your favorite games) for who you are”

“My parents do but it’s really sickening and I’ve gone from appreciation to utter contempt for them condoning my NEET status. The only reason I’m like this is because I’ve been coddled all my life, wasn’t able to play sports out of fear of hurting myself, wasn’t able to enjoy activities everyone my age did like paintball because parents heard some kid died once, dissuaded from getting a job in highschool because I didn’t need the money since my parents paid for everything, pulled out of driver’s ed because parents said I wouldn’t be driving a car until after I graduated highschool, only recently got a debit card at the ripe age of 24 but still have no idea how credit works.”

“I know more or less how you feel my man. The thing you have to realize is that you’re now an adult, and you can do whatever the hell you want. When I asked for a credit/debit card and they told me I didn’t need it, I went to the goddamn bank and got it for myself. When they told me that they’ll pay for my driving lessons if I quit smoking, I went out and got myself a job. (they paid for it anyway, but I was ready to do it myself).

If you’ll allow me to project all over you for a moment, your issue is that your life is too good. Not in a good way. You’ve never been forced to find a real challenge because your parents care too much for you and they don’t want anything bad to happen to their baby. You’re probably an only child or at least a first. You look at others who are struggling with “real” problems and you can’t help but feel just a tiny pang of jealousy. All you really want is affirmation that you’re an independent person who can take care of life on his own. Well, I have some really bad advice to give you regarding that.

What you need to do is fuck yourself over. On purpose. I had a nice, quiet, low stress life until the age of 18. Everything I could ever want and more. Then I got drafted. These past 2 years have been downright the most awful, sickening, suicide inducing years of my life. But I realized something: every single time I’ve gotten fucked I became a wiser, stronger, more empathetic person. And there is a lot of fucking, let me tell you, Kafka wasn’t far off the mark when he wrote about impenetrable bureaucracy. But I’ve gone from a meek nerdy slacker (aka that quiet kid) to a hard-working friendly guy because I can look back at all the shit I dealt with _on my own_ and be proud and confident that I am a better person that I was and I deserve to hold my head up and bow to no man.

You need to find someway to be in a tough situation with no safety net. Move away, go in debt (don’t do that), join the army (also don’t), whatever.”

“STEM is a fucking meme, more STEM people will not solve hard problems faster. One genius engineer is better than 6 mediocre ones, this isn’t labor. One brilliant algorithm can obliterate an entire industry. The workforce of the present/near future is liquid, stability in work is gone. In 20 years working will be something only a “privileged” class will be able to do while everyone else collects UBI and attempts to live as economically as possible.”

“If you pay attention, you will notice that no one has actually accused him of anything. Only hinted and insinuated, and changed the discussion to “well you shouldnt ask for proof, you sexist” so fast, that no one seems to notice that they havent actually accused him of anything.

So now, if he defends himself, they’ll just use whatever he denies. its a classic kafkatrap. ”

>If you look a people statements – the “women of the industry”, they are all saying that they *believe* the *rumors* because they *know* he’s a dick
It’s scary how well this works at a psychological level. And it transcends the whole SJW thing.

If a bunch of people dislike a person for whatever personal reasons they have, they’ll latch onto any insinuation that he/she’s done something actually deplorable because it makes them feel better to have a reason to say “fuck that asshole”. Like if someone made a joke that insinuated that the weird dude at work killed stray cats, it would be easy to latch on to that and keep it going because it’s a lot easier to hate him when you can believe he does something like that.”

“For me, I fucking hate how immediately everyone publicly denounces him via vague tweets.

If it’s true, and this is some open-secret thing that everyone’s letting on, then why the FUCK are Griffin and co only coming out NOW? That makes them look gross. This will make Grffin’s shit + Bombcast super hard to listen to because it will make me question their entire integrity.

If it’s false or blown way out of proportion, then why fucking disown the guy? If this is the case, then Griff+Bombcast will be impossible to listen to because I’ll assume them to be opportunistic.

And I just fucking know that no one will even address this shit on their podcasts. Just fucking tweet it out and say NO, DON’T TALK ABOUT IT THO, like what the fuck? It’s legitimately disgusting behaviour.”

“what the fuck, have people considered this game will eventually end and their money disappear.
theres no way a mobage goes on for years”

“Any game-as-a-service has that problem. You pay for the moment, not anything long-term”

“any other games been soft launched before?”
“What the fuck is a soft launch anyway?”
“Plausible deniability.”

“”With the DOA series, the bathing suits seem to have been popular with Japanese gamers while overseas a lot of people say ‘give us male character costumes!’ However, once we release the game, it turns out the bathing suits sell quite a lot overseas as well.” Hayashi added with a laugh, “Everyone is just trying to save face, but the numbers are honest.””

“An easy example of the moral problems that free trade presents is, let’s say, Clothing in Africa. One of the reasons why you see so many pictures of poor African people wearing T-shirts of last year’s Superbowl losers is they were donated over there from charitable organizations from the West for free. And the African textile industries, which were actually pretty strong up until the 1980s couldn’t compete with “free”. Jobs were lost, revenue wasn’t being, and poverty spread alongside with donated clothes.

Bring that same problem closer to home and you get the contentious issue of dairy products in Canada. Canada’s been really leery about participating in the TPP and one of the reasons why is because the dairy lobby has been fighting hard to maintain the country’s historically high tarriff on milk, the assumption being that lowering that to introduce foreign milk trucked in from the US will have local farmers losing business which will result in lost revenue made by Canadian farmers selling to Canadian retailers and circulating money through the supply chain of the overall Canadian economy.”

“>google gets sued by US department of labor for being too discriminatory
>concocts a scenario where no name programmer gets fired for his views and has his reputation ran through the dirt by the CEO himself
>google gains reputation as being “too progressive” and “leftist” through this backlash thus allowing them to continue their super discriminatory policies.”

“Even if you asked him the obvious, he’d joke about it saying “no”.”

“>hire women to have meetings about hiring more women
>have meetings solve nothing
>hire more women to try and solve “problems””

“I really wish these artists were born with boobs that big. I’m not even close to that and it hurts my chest to run because it’s just fat on your chest weighing you down.”
“Remember when tits or gtfo was the response to this 100% of the time?”

“The true blackpill of that child rapist tinder experiment wasn’t the fact that women responded to him despite his supposed criminal record. It was the fact that none of the women apparently found his professionally taken pictures suspicious. The average woman literally thinks she deserves a male supermodel so they won’t even think anything special of it.”

“The rich and powerful simply don’t require the number of people that exist. The third world was a useless oversupply of human resources 50 years ago. And now the first world middle class is useless to them. Our quality of life is not declining “by accident.”

“But if you’re a woman, you’ve seen this vision: twice a day, you’re packed onto a train so crowded you can’t move your arms. You’re literally lifted off your feet and smashed against the window in the insane torture that is Japanese commuting. You can smell the breakfast and sweat of ten other people in every breath you take. And then as the train grinds over a small bridge, you catch a brief image of a park slatted with sunlight, colorful strollers around a play area, children on swings in the fresh air, and mothers smiling and drinking coffee. Then your train rushes into a tunnel and everything goes dark. The next day, and every day after, you try to catch one more glimpse of that shining park.”

“Because it would be the end of “USA the superpower”. If tiny NORK can effectively deter the USA than anyone can. The USA would be “just another rich country” with no more power or influence than France. This is not acceptable to the current US political class and even to a significant part of citizenry who believe in the “American Exceptionalism” (which is honestly not less crazy than “Kim the living god”).”

>what a bad person, how dare you become a prostitute and a drug addict
Really take a step back and ease on the r9k goggles. Even if the case was a real life one and not one in a porn comic (since you’re applying your /reddit9k/ logic pointlessly on a cartoon character) your roastie whining wouldn’t be sensible. A person like that would’ve fallen on some fucking terrible times, worse than anything you’ve experienced. If your foremost opinion on her would still be “how do i get to fuck her” or even “she deserved to die because she fucked a normie” you would be a far worse person than any of the sluts actually fucking rich guys for fun.

Life is unfair, sure, but you whining about yours just because some supermodel doesn’t want to fuck you is taking it too far and making yourself look like the pettiest shit.”

“Another essential distinction about product placements and advertising in general is that the mind doesn’t process negatives. If I tell you not to think about my website you have to think about it in order the process what i’ve said.”

“Considering the studio shut down shortly after release and no one has used the same technology to this day, I doubt a sequel could/would ever happen. People noawadays would get way too fucking triggered over people calling blacks negros and Jews kikes.”

“I think that’s actually why they were pressured to close down under the guise of “oh no, the poor employees barely got to see their wives because those evil capitalists were making them work for a living!”

“The reason being that Microsoft was trying quite hard to tank their company, much like they did Rare. First get them to agree to make an exclusive game, and then every couple months keep adding more and more impossible goals deadlines and bullshit trying to run the company into the dirt. Then come in and buy the company up and make it a first party studio.”

“Why do you continue to retardedly repeat yourself, like a nigger in a street fight who can’t stop saying the same line over and over, clinging to the only shard of coherent thought racing through his underdeveloped simian brain?

>Making a beautiful character WASN’T THE GOAL!
>Have I mentioned it WASN’T THE GOAL??? WORLDSTARRRR

We know you fucktard. Only idiots think this trend of ugly video game girls is caused by incompetence. It’s caused by politics.”

“It’s probably an industry sort of deal. Same “top” artists/designeres getting hired/consulted over and over, or people going along with the same thought processes.”

“What makes one a “moralfag””

“it’s when you get cucked by other people and society into doing things not desirable for you becaue of some fear of being ostracized and called “selfish”, “asshole”, etc and a desire to be labeled as a “good”, “loyal”, “virtuous” man”

>get affirmative action jobs inthe 1990s
>keep jobs until you get senority
>now unqualified people are literally running departments/organizations/companies/ect

HR is a good example of this. it use to be a meme position you put your quota people into so your company could present itself as forward thinking. Now HR rules the peasents with an iron vagina.

Another example are the special rights and privileges for handicapped people, and with the definition of being handicapped having been radically expanded, tons of people recieve benefits and privileges they really shouldnt have. Handicap laws are used to bully and shut down small businesses, especially in rural areas that couldn’t afford to remodel their busuinsesss to be handicap accessible. The so called transgender bathroom laws also seek to do this. Big businesses can afford to remodel a few bathrooms, small businesses typically cant. So supposedly progressive laws about equality really end up as a mechanism to put smaller businesses out of business because they cant afford the actual cost of physically changing their establishments. ”

>People can call the devs SJWs as much as they want, at least they let us wear sexy armors.
God knows how much hairpulling and teethpulling had to be done for you to get those breadcrumbs. And those garments fall flat because what makes sexy armors sexy is 90% the female character’s body.”

“We’re angry about why there isn’t as much T&A in video games as there used to be.
… I’d say ‘basement dweller’ isn’t reaching here.

Honestly, I don’t understand how we can be pissed that people don’t really take video gamers seriously while being mad that there are sliiightly less anime characters to beat your meat to.

Let’s evolve, please. I’m not saying sexiness isn’t a totally viable asset in a character and there are many things that I don’t agree with with the latest SJW crazes but seriously – we need to outgrow this hunger for jiggle physics for the sole purpose of fab material.
I’m just embarrassed.”

“good meme post I like it”

“You must be in pretty deep if you haven’t yet realized that men have been jacking off to women since the dawn of fucking time. Ironically the process of evolving involves fucking.”

“Your little attempt at social shaming doesn’t work on an anonymous imageboard. Maybe Reddit is more your speed? You can virtue signal there while also being rewarded with upvotes from your ideological echo chamber friends. Just saying.”

> we need to outgrow
So you want to change preferences of others to fit your own?”

“One, I knew this would come up, but as soon as you want to expand this conversation beyond anything other than ‘look at dem tits’, you want to be taken seriously. You can’t both claim to be just another simple nice guy that wants the titty action and write a three page essay on how you miss the good old days.

I’m not saying you are, I’m addressing the thread.

Two, if that’s true then it can’t also be true that devs need to bring more sex into games for them to not tank, as someone was claiming. And again – that just proves how many people are getting into videogames that don’t need the sex appeal for them to be interested, again disproving that the game world >needs< sex or is lame without >always< forcibly including hot chicks, and finally – that games truly belong to everyone now. Not just nerds that like cartoon porn, me included, and that we need to let new devs do their thing if we don’t want to become a complete parody of ourselves. But that’s another point.”

“Who exactly needs to be taken seriously? The market is fragmented in hundreds of specific niches. Try to apply your (faulty) logic to movies. Can movies not be taken seriously if there are pornographic flicks out there? Or if in certain movies there are sexual elements? The more you talk the more it smells like sex negative feminist in here, regardless of your attempts to paint yourself as one of us.

> it can’t also be true that devs need to bring more sex into games for them to not tank, as someone was claiming.
At most it doesn’t matter. Really. Normal people don’t recoil in shock horror at the sight of bared skin or revealing clothing. Only ideologues do. You should know what type.

>that just proves how many people are getting into videogames that don’t need the sex appeal for them to be interested
If they don’t need sex appeal to be interested, then they won’t not be interested with the sex appeal. Two way street.

>and finally – that games truly belong to everyone now
They always did. The only thing stopping them from belonging to everyone was those individuals who prevented themselves from participating.

>Not just nerds that like cartoon porn, me included
Please drop the act, nobody is buying.

>we need to let new devs do their thing if we don’t want to become a complete parody of ourselves.
We, we, we WE. Who are you talking about? This reeks of a collectivist mindset. That other guy said you’re from NeoGaf. I’m starting to believe this is true, in which case i’m wasting my time here. You can’t argue with ideologues.”

“As far as I can see her characterization remains pretty consistent since her inception from Extra. The most common complaint I see is that Nero is touted as perfect who can do no wrong.

Did people just not play Extra? Nero is an extremely cute, extremely arrogant girl, who thinks she can do no wrong, and becomes flustered and sad if she is confronted about her mistakes. Like yes she thinks she’s the greatest thing ever. That’s kind of her shtick. Maybe it was just the overexposure of it from having F/GO and Extella?”

“There’s a difference between Nero thinking she can do no wrong, and everyone around her agreeing.”

“And that’s the point – she isn’t. Everyone knows it, even she knows it deep inside, that’s why she seeks validation and love so desperately. She’s someone who wants to be loved so much she wants to force people to love her. This makes her an endearing character, as she’s not perfect but desperately tries to appear so because she believes this will make her loved and reveals her self-doubt when she trusts you enough.

Later works written by the notorious Nerofag Sakurai completely change not her, but everything around her. Suddenly the false appearance is not needed because she’s loved by everyone. She doesn’t have to work for being beloved, and her failures are written off as her being ditzy. This has a secondary effect on her characterization as she’s no longer an insecure girl who hides beneath the layer of arrogance, but an actual selfish cunt who has everything but wants more like an attention whore.”

>Nero in Extra: I fucked up but I did my best, I have no regrets
>Nero in everything else: I’M DA BES AND I CAN’T DO NO WRONG while everyone else that’s around her agrees about how she’s the super duper bestest who can do no wrong.

Whenever Nero is not on-screen everyone should ask “Where’s Nero?” It’s like this.”

>one of three actually based people in Shu
>forever portrayed as an idiot for daring to disagree with Zhuge Liang
Wei Yan had a hard life”

“For the life of me I have no idea why Shu is so romanticized and popular.

Liu Bei was a shitty dad

Guan Yu got himself killed by refusing to keep his word

Zhang Fei was a drunk rapist

Zhou Yun was okay but not the super hero he’s made out to be

Zhuge Liang basically kept the war going for shits and giggles”

>Liu Bei was a shitty dad
He was also a land stealing hypocrite constant-traitor who stabbed every man he swore allegiance to in the back
>Guan Yu got himself killed by refusing to keep his word
Guan Yu was a bloated egotistical liability to his own country and him getting his shit pushed in was exactly what he deserved
>Zhang Fei was a drunk rapist
Not to mention he beat up his own men to the point of near-murder and was an infamous child rapist
>Zhao Yun was okay but not the super hero he’s made out to be
Literally history’s biggest winner of simply being in the correct place at the correct time, his career was relatively boring and uneventful outside of Changban
>Zhuge Liang basically kept the war going for shits and giggles
Zhuge Liang was a tyrant mad with power, he forbid anyone within Shu to write history books as only he himself would get to write Shu’s history as far as he was concerned and he constantly manipulated and attempted to grasp even more power and influence by stealing achievements and exaggerating his worth”

“I think it’s bizarre that the left is sharing that Cantwell video around. He explains that they applied for a permit months in advance and wanted to hold a peaceful rally and that the other side just won’t let them, and asks what else could they have done.
Most normies seem to think a bunch of Nazis just showed up and started attacking people, but this completely undermines that narrative. But leftists appear to be so stupid that they share this around and undermine their own narrative because “haha, crying nazi!!”

I highly doubt Cantwell did this on purpose, but he couldn’t have done a better PR job if he had tried.”

“In school you always heard about how terrible the Red Scare was because Communist-sympathetic actors weren’t able to find work in Hollywood. How terrible that they were professionally persecuted for their political beliefs!

Meanwhile today if you go to a right-wing rally you aren’t even allowed to work at an Uno Pizzeria and these same people say “Good.””

“”Put your entire life in your account on our cloud network” – big tech companies
“If you disagree with us slightly we will ban your IP and disable your account” – also big tech companies”

“A part of the MITI perspective is impatience with the Anglo-American doctrine of economic competition. After the war MITI had to reconcile itself to the occupation-fostered market system in Japan, but it has always been hostile to America-style price competition and anti-trust legislation. [Former vice-minister] Sahashi [Shigeru] likes to quote Schumpeter to the effect that the competition that really counts in capitalist systemss is not measured by profit margins but by the development of new commodities, new technologies, new sources of supply, and new types of organizations.”

“It must be understood that Matsukata’s policy was not intended primarily as a new approach to economic development; it was instead a matter of hard necessity – of the pressing need to bring imports and exports under control and to keep the government solvent […] Japan had few other choices open to it at the time (it did not regain control over its own tariffs until July 1911), and although it neither understood nor believed in laissez faire capitalism, the government’s policies seemed to reassure foreigners that Japan was becoming “modern” (that is, like them).”

“At the end of the century MAC acquired one more very important function, management of the government-owned-and-operated Yawata steel works. […] As a result of Japan’s victory in the first Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5, iron ore from China was readily available, and it was of higher quality than that mined domestically. Production at Yawata began in the autumn of 1901 and immediately accounted for 53 percent of the nation’s production of pig iron and 82 percent of its rolled steel. […]

MAC’s sponsorship and operation of the Yawata works produced an identification between the ministry and big steel that has lasted to the present day. Long after the post-World War II Allied occupation had denationalized the steel industry, the Japanese public continued to believe that MITI officials had a soft spot in their hearts for the newly created “private” Yawata Steel Company. The press regularly suggested that Yawata officials had an unfair influence over the government, and went as far as to nickname MITI the “Tokyo Office of the Yawata Steel Company.” Certainly in 1970, at the time of the merger of the Yawata and Fuji steel companies into New Japan Steel – making it the world’s largest steel producer and recalling the old nationalized company of 1934 – no one in Japan thought MITI was either neutral or anything but pleased by the development.”

2017 Jun 18 ~ Jun 30

“The higher proles and up feel these pressures especially strongly because they are terrified of falling behind in the rat race and eager to get ahead no matter the odds.

The intense competition makes them insecure in having offspring who they produce in low numbers and instinctually hyper-invest in. Some of that hyper-investment might be an inherited reproductive strategy amongst striver types but its intensity of expression could be alleviated if stressors were reduced. Just a couple generations ago we see large families were normal. Helicopter parenting of only children should be seen as a behavior of shell-shocked troops cowering in foxholes under perpetual machine fire rather than normal behaviors in a healthy society. The same behaviors in lab rats would be noted as a response to extreme stress.”

“In the 80’s, we had a bum crisis due to the states being forced to fling open the doors to their nervous hospitals. The former patients had no one willing to care for them and no ability to care for themselves, so they ended up on the streets as bums. The obvious answer was to put them back into the asylums, but that was ruled off limits and we still have a bum problem to this day.

The solution to the bum problem was to ignore it and build up a big new bureaucracy for dealing with the bums, while not actually getting them off the streets. That meant a proliferation of not-for-profit organizations that dealt with the bums, using grants from the city, state and federal government. The result is we now have a special interest that works to thwart any effort to get the bums off the streets. Bum maintenance has become an industry with lobbyists and political power. And we still have bums.”

“The most obvious solution to the exploding and stabbing Mohameds is to stop importing Mohameds. If BMW’s exploded at this rate, Britain would ban the importation of BMW’s and demand the manufacturer recall those in the country. Volkswagen is facing billions in fines for violating trivial emissions regulations. Yet, no one dares say, “there’s a problem with these Mohameds. Let’s put the brakes on importing more of them until will can figure out what’s going on with them.””

“Way back in the olden thymes, when companies were getting on-line to sell stuff, it looked like Amazon picked a strange market to exploit. Buying books on-line was not a great leap forward, but Bezos knew something the rest of us did not. He knew that a business that flattered the beautiful people would have an army of beautiful people promoting it to the rest of us.”

“Bezos’ famous comment that “your margin is my opportunity” represents a public good in that it forces companies to become more efficient, lest the Eye of Mordor is cast in their direction.

Amazon is profitable when it wants to be. All Bezos has to do is reduce internal reinvestment of capital for a quarter and Wall Street gets all giddy.

The US has been over represented in retail square footage for too long, and Amazon is the forcing function to rationalize that situation.”

“That’s mostly bullshit. Amazon got to play by special rules that allowed them to crush traditional retail. They are still playing by special rules. They get huge subsidies to build their distribution centers. If I want to start a book selling business, the state is not building me an off-ramp, giving tax abatements and other subsidies.

What Amazon is doing is systematically transferring wealth from the middle class to the wealthy. It’s techno-feudalism.”

“The last time people noticed the Jews were in charge, a lot of bad things followed so we pretend not to notice.”

“The point of this is that tactics are important. Katie McHugh is a nobody in the grand scheme of things, but her corpse on the sidewalk sends the same message as the Seth Rich bike rack outside DNC headquarters. As the Chinese say, you kill some chickens to scare the monkeys. You can be sure that people inside Breitbart are now working on their resumes and ready to rat on their friends in order to find a safe landing spot. It is the same tactic the Feds are using to fix the leak problem. Jail a nobody and the somebodies notice.”

“In the managerial class, “being nice” has been weaponized, so that anything that contradicts the tenets of the faith is classified as threatening and harassment. This allows the most sensitive, almost always women, to function as a canaries in the coal mine. When they begin to cry, it means someone is saying unapproved things and it is all hands on deck to root out the heretic. It’s not an accident that most of the speech enforcers on social media are women.”

“This is anarcho-tyranny refined into a social system. The state is unable to perform its basic functions, but it is adept at working with private business to push around the law abiding citizens. There will now be a second legal system run by global corporations to police the speech of citizens. Instead of putting trouble makers in prison, however, they will put them on mute, making it hard for them to communicate their grievances. Users will not voice their complaints to the law. They will appeal to someone is customer support.

That’s where you see the motivation behind the evolution of this parallel legal system we are seeing with the Cloud People. Like so much of neo-liberalism, it is cloaked in libertarian arguments about private entities setting their own policies, but that’s only so it can avoid defending itself in open court or the court of public opinion. In the old law, the process determined your guilt and then your punishment. In the new law, the process is the punishment and a weapon to enforce conformity and submission.”

“Even so, the web content business model says something about modern society. The hostile relationship between the customer and seller is weird, but maybe it reflects the sterile transactionalism that is modern life. Not only are we strangers to one another, we feel free to treat one another like highwaymen. The sites try to jam us with ads and spyware and we try to break their business model by stealing their content. The internet economy is the war of all against all that Thomas Hobbes described as the state of nature.”

“The answer may be that there is not point to all of it, just a way for all sides to fill up their days, pretending to be leaders of a world that no longer needs leaders. Would the average Japanese notice if his rulers stopped showing up for work? Is the average South Korean concerned in the least about what his rulers are doing? The only reason to care is the prospect that they will do something stupid and set off a pointless war with the North Koreans. Otherwise, the ruling class is a burden, not an asset.

That may explain why the leadership in the West appears to be going mad. Trump was in Europe to meet with the provincial governors and their biggest concern was some new scheme to make Gaia happy.The Western media gets upset at Trump for seeming to question the point of NATO, but when the chief concern of Europe is the weather, a military alliance does seem a bit pointless. Does anyone really think the Russians are going to roll tanks into the heart of Europe? Not even Bill Kristol thinks that’s possible.

Maybe that’s why the Europeans are inviting the Muslim world to invade their cities and create havoc among the native populations. Everyone in charge is bored. They wake up each morning wondering, what’s the point? Being in charge of Germany is rather pointless if you can’t invade the Sudetenland or defend the fatherland against a barbarian invasion from the east. The nations of Europe hardly qualify as countries anymore. All of the important stuff is done by the US or supranational organizations.”

“In the olden days of the web (not for you, Z, for me) there were a lot of articles about how marketeers and ad men were shocked to find that now that they could measure the customers’ interest somewhat, they were finding that customers weren’t all that much interested in their ads. I don’t have the time to hunt the articles down tonight (assuming that they are still out there), but I remember they caused quite a crisis in the marketing and sales world.

This article has a summary of click through rates by product category. You need to attract a lot of eyeballs to even get someone to look at your product. Additionally, search engines have empowered customers to find what they need rather than what the ad men are telling them to buy (that is implicit in the data in the linked article).

If you are google and you own both ends of the transaction (search and ad), then you are sitting pretty. Everyone else is in the Hobbsian state of nature.”

“The last time I was at an NBA game, my thought was, “This is what hell will be like.” This was in Boston, which is known for being somewhat subdued about this crap. It was a barrage of sound from the PA and constant demands that I look at the video boards during breaks in the game, which were frequent. At every timeout, some girls ran onto the floor to dance to jungle music and some males did back flips. The only thing missing was a witch doctor.”

“The defining feature of the modern economy is that anything resembling value-added is stripped away, in order to turn it into a commodity. Once everything is just a commodity, then the only decision is price and when you can have it.”

“I’m not against trade, but the truth is, the arguments we hear in favor of the current trade arrangements are mostly nonsense. That and libertarians are crazy. The fact is, there are very few instances where Country A does something so well that it makes more sense for Country B to buy from Country A, rather than invest in their own ability. In most cases, we’re talking about display items.

Before NAFTA, there were no Mexican manufactured goods stacking up at the border. Mexico did not make anything anyone wanted, other than cheap disposable people and illicit drugs. Free trade was a scam for US companies with size to get around US labor, environmental and tax laws.”

“How much does a doctor’s vote count in a group when someone injured? Fiction that we are equal, equally knowledgeable prevents this today.”

“On this day, I’m picking up a few items I forgot to get on my normal trip to the market. I see Queenie in an animated discussion with two garbage bags. Donald Trump has decided to import unlimited numbers of Muslims and they have to go somewhere. That means dumping them into the broken down cities and towns, often with a Federal check attached, so the local politicians don’t squawk about it. The greatest human experiment in history is taking place. Low-IQ Muslims are being dumped into urban American ghettos.”

“It is mistakenly assumed that the viciousness with which the Progs attack anyone questioning multiculturalism is purely about power. There’s some of that, but the real driver is belief. How they define the world, and how they define themselves, is based on the bedrock assumptions of the blank slate. If those assumptions are invalidated, not only is their worldview invalid, but they are invalid. Human bio-diversity is the same as telling a devout Muslim that Mohamed was a Jewish comedian and Islam is an elaborate gag.”

“Given the choice, I’d choose to live in the libertarian paradise over most any other form of social arrangement, but that’s never going to be on the table. The only way to get anywhere near close to it, means getting the culture right and that means getting the demographics right. It also means accepting all sorts of compromises on the economic and political front. If a commie is my ally in the demographic fight, so be it. If a libertarian chooses to be my enemy in the culture war, then I will be his enemy.”

“Prostitution in the towns is like the cesspool in the palace: take away the cesspool and the palace will become an unclean and evil-smelling place.”

“I don’t know anyone who wants prostitution to be illegal other than feminists and their evangelical white knights.”

“I think most Americans support the prohibition of prostitution.”

“Those two groups I mentioned cover most Americans.”

“Studios are lazy and entitled. Freeshit, as awesome as it may be, is anathema to the structure of studio methodology and politics.”

“Lol holy shit the truck attack was a white guy running over muslums lmao”

“tbh the real victims in this are going to be the white community who are now going to have to fear reprisals.”

>Nasa just discovered ’10 new planets like Earth’

the fact that anyone actually clicks through to these kinds of articles anymore is just astounding and goes to show the marketing/PR prowess of NASA”

“It’s cool to accept lies when its “science” based, not cool when its Jewish volcano demon based

“Yeah you guys dont have this super huge telescope that only like 3 people can get to use, so you are just gonna have to take our word for it.””

“There is no being behind doing, effecting, becoming; “the doer” is merely a fiction added to the deed – the deed is everything.”


“Ummm. They deploy more police after every threat or attack.”

“The Met have deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.”

How many Muslim attackers have there been in London in the last few weeks? He was on the news like a week ago saying they didn’t have resources to track a few hundred people with known terror links, but now they have the resources to guard the attackers.

Meanwhile the fucking police are out arresting anyone who says something “wrong” about Islam for hate crimes. A dude teaching his girlfriends dog to “sieg heil” for a laugh is going to jail, but tracking actual terrorists is just too much effort.”

“Didn’t he also say that terrorism is part and parcel of living in a city?”

“The Nazi punching thing is over because Nazi’s punch back

That Antifa chick got knocked out

It’s for the best anyway, because some stupid lefty kid might have punched a vet with PTSD & we would have to deal with about 30 dead collage kids”

“Modernity has a fertility problem. When elevated to the zenith of savage irony, the formulation runs: At the demographic level, modernity selects systematically against modern populations. The people it prefers, it consumes. Without gross exaggeration, this endogenous tendency can be seen as an existential risk to the modern world. It threatens to bring the entire global order crashing down around it.”

“Rising tides lift all boats equally, surely the rising tide since the 1970 hasn’t been doing so. Any way of calculating living standards that doesn’t include the ability to raise a family doesn’t count for shit.”

“As long as we keep the third world out, we can rebound later. It’ll be painful but it’s feasible.

If you bring them in, though, they will take over. It’s as simple as that.”

“Someone once said that whomever wasn’t a bit of a commie in his young age has no heart, and whoever is still a commie by age 40 has no brains.”

“I’d rephrase that quote.

Anyone who isn’t socialist at age 20 has no talent for signalling; anyone who is still socialist at age 40 is pretty damn good at it.”

“Credit to original uploader” who the fuck is the original uploader? is this what you mean by (crediting)?”

“School is public daycare so more women can work full time and subsidizes older workers’ wages by keeping young people out of the job market.”

>”My subjective taste is objective truth”

I wonder how you faggots can say a contradiction that blatant and not suffer an aneurysm.”

“remember to start and end every sentence with “in my opinion” so my special needs friend can follow along.”

“It is no accident that Japan has one of the lowest levels of economic inequality of any major nation at the same time as it has one of the most hierarchical cultures.”

“The Japanese have understood that what people are largely pursuing in the workplace is not so much money as the respect of the people around them, and therefore maintain a sophisticated – indeed, bizarrely over-elaborate to the Western eye – economy of respect in addition to the economy of money. They have understood that a large part of what money-seeking individuals really want is just to spend that money on purchasing social respect, though status display or whatever, so it is far more efficient to allocate respect directly.

Did you really think people as obviously intelligent as the Japanese were doing all those odd-looking bows for nothing?”

“One of the consequences of Japan’s long-term orientation that is least palatable to the Western liberal mind is that it has the effect of making democracy almost superfluous. The reason is simple: if the objective of the government is the long-term well-being of the nation, the means to this end have already been figured out, and execution has been entrusted to a bureaucracy with a track-record of success, then there is very little for democracy to do. What is there for the elected representatives of the people to debate? Particularly since serious debate about these questions turns on economic expertise they do not possess.”

“While we’re on the subject, I want to take a jab at just how meaningless and asinine the label “free world” is because Saudi Arabia is included within it.”

“I think it is really sad the state to which libertarian youtube has degenerated. It used to be so cool. with tons of edgy white teenagers making responses to each other and all the controversies and debates.

The land-ownership debate between Brainpolice2 and ConederalSocialist, napalmtube’s Catholicism controversy, the national defense wars started by ilovenuman, the Damascene conversion of Laughingman0x, the immigration conflagration by IndividualAutonomy and spawktalk’s “Spawk Against The World,” the beginning of the race realism saga, the moral nihilism interlude. Libertarian youtube was the happening place to be 2008-2012.

Now it’s just a wasteland. “Oh wow, I really liked ThatGuyT’s latest video about how feminism is bad. I also really liked Mr. Dapperton’s last video about how feminism is bad.””

“It must be very easier for Korean men to be monogamous.”

“Really? I imagine it would be more difficult. Like you accidentally sleep with your best friend’s wife because she looks exactly like your own wife.”

“The prominence of the temperance movement shows us that women had great political influence long before they got the vote. Not to mention, history is replete with concubines and mistresses who molded the most iron-fisted emperors to their wills.
Average Joes were like play-doh in their hands when it came to pursuing a political agenda. Moral pontificating from ladies’ associations backed by sob stories about drunk and abusive husbands was enough to trigger vast armies of white knights into action.

Female suffrage, then, was overkill. The temperance movement grew from an already powerful political lobby into an overwhelming force that banned alcohol altogether, with disastrous results. With females given the vote themselves soon afterwards, they were all but crowned as empresses.”

“When the walled city is under attack, every man knows he will be killed or enslaved, his family dissolved, his property plundered if he’s on the losing side. For young women, especially those without kids, the consequence of conquest has been the inconvenient shuffling from one sheikh’s tent to another’s.”

“$15 an hour to flip burgers? As if! If you want a living wage, maybe learn a tougher skill, like typing numbers into a spreadsheet.”

“There is no reality that you can’t just laugh away. Your “I should die” thoughts are just illusions.”

2017 May 24 ~ Jun 17

“Where I live, the federal classification for low income is anyone below ~80k. (This makes sense considering rent/housing prices.)

But to qualify for California state-paid health insurance, your income must be lower than ~10k.”

“How do I know Seth Rich’s death was not a “random act of gun violence?”

Democrats didn’t use it to promote gun control.”

“We are profoundly conflicted as a nation when it comes to housing: we want it to be affordable, but we also want its prices to rise fast enough to be valuable as a financial investment.”

“After the American Civil War, Brazil still had slavery. Should America have waged war against Brazil for engaging in this great moral crime?

Or is it your opinion that enslaving 1,500,000 people is not nearly so bad as a chemical attack that kills about 50?”

“since when is Sony in bed with type moon?”

“Since Aniplex funded Kara no Kyoukai and they realized how much money they can make from it.”

“Aniplex/Sony knew they could make some mad dosh after the success of Kara no Kyoukai, so they bought the right to the Fate franchise and that’s also the reason why previous works are not even mentioned today, like in the anniversary for example.”

“GO is a mistake.
If it wasn’t mobage cashgrab trash it would be worth looking into.”

“i mean for the mostly either only play it because it’s a combination of their like for the nasuverse and any addition that it may add to it + their easy addiction to what is essentially gambling.

All I saw people playing on their phones in Japan for games were either this game, puzzles and dragons, and some weird version of candy crush”

“Sony is looking for something to use as a full cashcow.

Look at their recent movies. They’re all shit.

Anime is the in thing again. May as well go for it.”

“I wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t just Grand Order, and Nasu actually did something else. As it is, he’ll be stuck with that forever.

Fuck gacha and fuck mobile games, waste of all that cool lore.”

“The mobile game is what Nasu calls his will he wants others to inherit after he dies. He doesn’t call your favorite VN or notes like this.”

>the marketing statements say this so it must be true
>never read KT where Nasu is confirmed as The Lying Adult
>doesn’t know he said Extra CCC had all he had left to say with Fate

If FGO ever dries up and he does a Fate reboot, a Prototype VN, or some other big project, he’ll go “this is what I really wanted to write since high school, everything that marked me as a person is in this work”.
With death of the author, it’s obvious from a literary perspective that FSN will always be his most impactful work, regardless of whatever bullshit he comes up with.”

>being this naive and salty
FGO is far more recognizable now in Japan than FSN. Nasu admitted it. Tsukihime isn’t even more recognizable than Melty Blood either.

The future works are all going to be linked to the ground that is more familiar to his fanbase which is FGO, not FSN or Tsukihime (which is a niche VN that is getting a full reboot).”

>Mobage don’t last forever
But what could possibly kill it?”

“The current model of mobage becoming outmoded or enough competition hits to push down profits. FGO is popular now, but something will surpass it down the line and in probably not that short a space of time, it’s a pretty turbulent market after all.”

“FGO is saving Sony Music Branch during a tough time. There’s nothing that Nasu could do that will surpass it. This isn’t a joking matter and isn’t exclusive to Type Moon. Sony fucking CEO has his eyes on the franchise. You think Extella almost 200k odd sales compare to 30-50k million revenue a month for a mobage?”

>That’ll happen eventually.
Mahou was released in 2012.
Shortest TM VN ever. No routes.
Still untranslated
Same for CCC.
This is not 2008 anymore. Fan-translations are dead.”

“ego is biggest cancer in fan-translations
>do not steal our 70% dead translation!
>start from the beginning!

“FGO is supposed to be a huge deal and the next big TM thing. Or raher, it wasn’t, Nasu didn’t intend for it to be huge but it still blew up. Which is why it’s disappointing that it became the center of everything simply thanks to money.”

“Nasu did intent for FGO to be the end of all lore for TM, because part 1 was going to reveal how the Age of Men came to be, but he didn’t think it would become so popular with this wide audience it got. He began to promote it with a short story of a murder mystery set in the Clock Tower for fuck’s sake.
Stop spreading misinformation. He always promoted it as center stage of TM before it became millions of players hit.”

“I see. Nasu really is a massive fucking hack then.”

“It happened the same with FSN. The basics and twists were already set up by Nasu’s original idea that was Prototype (Servants summoned by Masters, altered Servants twists, love story with King Arthur, Grail birthing a twisted evil, evil priest, Gil and Cu and others, etc) which was going to be a published novel, but Takeuchi suggested some changes like making it a VN and genderbending Arthur to be a cute armored heroine, which had him revamp and readjust his plot ideas to the more otaku pandering medium.

Ten years from now, you’ll know what FGO Prototype entailed. We know Roman’s relationship with Solomon was there, as were the Beasts and the time travel, plus was a multiplayer game, but they could have been explored different and be just as different as Prototype and FSN.”

“He wrote the plot outline when he was revising UBW script, where he came up the concept idea of Roman’s character when he was doing the EMIYA’s and Shirou’s revised script (the Stardust scene). They were working on a multiplayer work since the proto Apocrypha which got reworked into a LN, and now he had the money and the OKAY, he wanted to think about the plotline. That’s when he thought about Beasts and to tell the story of “the end of the ages of gods at last”. The first recorded lines in the game was Goetia and Solomon confrontation, Nasu already envisioned in 2013 but nobody even knew what the fuck they were doing, so they assumed it was a CD Drama.
The mobage platform was decided later by Takeuchi, who proposed DelightWorks as the developer. Nasu didn’t think a story for a mobage game, rather he thought a story and later squeezed it in a mobage game.”

“Exactly, that’s why I hate what he did with it and the way it’s taking TM.

>Man, I’ve got all these universe-changing lore ideas, and a cool final boss. Even Caster Merlin, who just got properly introduced in GoA, will finally have a role!
>I know! I’ll dump it all into the fanservice mobile game. Complete with a self-insert protagonist so Solomon gets all the spotlight, and have someone else write the earlier parts I don’t care about.

I know the mobage idea was Takeuchi’s, but the old browser game would’ve been roughly the same shit and made less money. What a waste.”

“At the time, Fate was not intended to be a game, much less an adult one. Nasu was simply a junior high student whose goal, like many, was to have his novel sold in bookstores around the country. Likewise, his friend Takeuchi was simply an aspiring artist who wanted to jump into the manga business.

Initially, Nasu only wrote what would become the game’s “Fate” storyline (the game Fate/stay night had three storylines, the Fate storyline being one of them). In his early drafts, Fate’s heroine Saber was a man, and the protagonist was a girl with glasses. For a number of reasons, Nasu stopped writing at the fight with Sasaki Kojiro (about 1/3 of the current Fate storyline), and set the work was aside for many years.

Nasu and Takeuchi, still friends, toyed with the idea of making a game to showcase Nasu’s writing. Eventually, they decided to start a doujin group, though they didn’t initially plan to make adult games. Bolstered by the nomination of some of Takeuchi’s works for the New Hope awards, the two decided to keep things simple and create doujin comics. In the doujin world, their less-than-lofty goal didn’t promise huge success.

Although Nasu’s novel Kara no Kyoukai had already been serialized on his personal diary, Bamboo Broom, the work was not well-known. So after careful consideration, taking into account sales, content, and Takeuchi’s hobby, the two decided, instead, that their first game would be an H-game.

The making of TYPE-MOON’s first game, Tsukihime, was full of bitterness. The drawing and coloring were all done by Takeuchi. It was said that during his lunch/afternoon break at his day job, Takeuchi would bike home and work on the art, go back to work, and repeat the process until three in the morning.

Nasu wasn’t much better off. Eventually, he quit his job, and Takeuchi told him: “I’ll take care of the living expenses, you work on Tsukihime.” So Nasu began his life of writing scripts all day. In the end, Nasu had produced around 5,000 pages of script in 4 months. There were even rumors that the two considered selling organs to raise funds (Though clearly an exaggeration, it does demonstrate how much work was put into the game).

Looking back, Takeuchi’s art for the game was tragically bad. Even though Takeuchi was even then a talented artist, he was more proficient at drawing manga, not high quality CGs. The concept art was great, but the color, outline, and many other areas needed much more polish. But since Tsukihime was only a doujin game, the quality was considered acceptable.

After two trial editions were released in 1999 and the “Half Moon” edition was released at the 2000 Summer Comiket, the completed version of Tsukihime was finally released during the 2000 Winter Comiket. Through word of mouth, Tsukihime soon became immensely popular thanks to its rich and engaging storyline, Nasu’s unique style of storytelling, and the growing doujin market. […]

Sometime later, Nasu and Takeuchi decided to turn the old Fate story into a Gal Game. In the beginning, Nasu was worried that because the main character was a girl, the story might not work as a Gal Game. Takeuchi switching the genders of the protagonist and the hero, Saber. Takeuchi describes Nasu’s response to the suggestion as being: “as if I suggested Berserk’s main character, Guts, should be a woman.”

According to Nasu himself, “Even though sometimes he [Takeuchi] says impossible things, at the time the concept seemed simply ridiculous. Turning Saber into a girl, that’d completely destroy Fate! At first I was very against the idea, but after a while, I thought some of the difficulties that might arise could be resolved.” And so work on Fate/stay night began.

Fate was not initially written as a game script, so the story had to be edited to add more game routes and plot, new setting changes, and so forth. Around a year after development began, the group began to realize that the capacity and scope of a doujin group severely limited what they could do with Fate. One of the most important factors was money. They had received help from other professionals during the making of Tsukihime, but that support was solely based on the pride of a game maker, and the group didn’t want to always rely on others.

Faced with a difficult choice, TYPE-MOON decided to enter the commercial market in order to produce Fate commercially. Luckily, while TYPE-MOON’s works are 18+ games, they aren’t on the extreme end, so TYPE-MOON fared fairly well as a commercial company.”

>Duterte Tells Soldiers to Go Ahead and Rape Moslem Women

if you had told me two years ago that the world’s greatest leader would be filipino i’d have called you retarded”

“More important that the wartime rape question is why is ISIS throwing a revolution in the Philippines right now?

Okay, they’re throwing revolutions everywhere.

But this is the only one in Asia.

One might imagine this relates to the fact that the West does not like Duterte.”

“This happened in Canada. The woman has a husband who is a police officer. She was allowed to leave the scene by police and not have a breathalyzer etc… any other person would have been arrested. The officers involved should be (but obviously wont) fired and arrested.”

“Everyone knows that having a baby changes you, but it turns out that the belief that a child is always a part of you is quite literal at the cellular level in a mother’s body tissue. Find out how here.”

“Some studies suggested that microchimerism can also occur as a consequence of sexual relations with past partners as well, but no one wants to talk about those…”

“Western people pride themselves to be free and strong. Especially Americans. For a European, the campaign song of Trump “proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood was bizarrely over-romantic, along with the flags everywhere and the “from my cold dead hand” approach towards privately owned guns. When such “free and strong” man was forced to shut up or lose his job, he experienced very strong cognitive dissonance. The idea that a university student group or some other movement of nobodies tell him what he can say and what he cannot is totally incompatible with his self-image of a free strong man. The only way for him to solve this internal conflict was to internalize the demand: “if I believe what I’m saying, I’m not forced, I’m just freely expressing my opinion”. So they quickly became hosts of the politically correct speech, turning universities to places where people can get fired for not looking properly.

Eastern Europeans on the other hand grew up during Soviet oppression, therefore we do not pride ourselves as “free and strong”, rather “witty and surviving”. During the Soviet era, open criticism was punished – just like under the liberal era – so people got used to behave in public and criticize in private. Not standing up to the Soviet tank column wasn’t considered cowardice and no one thought less of the other guy for praising the Soviets in a ceremony – if he properly condemned them in private. Therefore our social people did not experience cognitive dissonance when a powerful liberal demanded them to speak politically correctly. They obeyed while fully aware that they are just obeying tyranny instead of speaking freely. As soon as the “stormtrooper” left the room, they spit on the ground and condemned what they just had to say. So liberals could only make people lie instead of indoctrinating them.”

“My friend was an ugly 48 year old 5’2 Indian guy and he was having trouble finding a woman who wanted to be with him. Do you think he just sat around and complained about it all day? Fuck no. He improved himself and now he’s a tall handsome 20 year old white guy and he can get any girl he wants.”

“Ancients would have laughed at the notion that work is ennobling, says Baumeister; they had no such illusions. Work was to be avoided if possible. The work ethic was invented during industrialization, when religious justifications for social structures and work were fading. If work were valuable in and of itself, then people could always be motivated to work hard.

The new work ethic ultimately failed. It proposed that work was at once an act of self-fulfillment and an act of self-denial; but how could this be? It promised value based on individual self-determination, but in practice delivered work in corporations and bureaucracies. Social mobility proved to be limited. Working less and consuming more proved to be more attractive than working for work’s sake. The motivation of individual self-esteem and prestige through a career proved more sturdy than the motivation of the work ethic.

The work ethic is still called upon by those who work in order to feel superior to those who don’t ? and feeling comparatively more valuable than others is an important basis for a sense of meaning in life. But the work ethic was never very real, and has ceased to be much of a motivation. We probably do not need to worry about universal basic income “eroding” it. Researchers should measure loneliness and depression, social participation, and the sense of meaning and happiness, not just workforce participation, in the study and control groups.

What good is work? The more it is not necessary to the economy, the more value it must provide to the individual worker. Work provides a sense of being valuable and not a burden, and gives people opportunities for social interaction and daily ritual. If they can find other ways to provide for these needs, then perhaps work is not so necessary.”

“Yeah those guys with 50 billion dollars totally earned all that money with honest labour, and totally couldn’t live without every penny of it (literally, look at how they all cheat taxes), and totally can be trusted not to use it in any way that hurts the interests of the nation (heh)

There is this idea of some mythical honest super rich entrepreneur, and yet where are these people in real life? The super rich are all – to the last man – actively engaged in systemetically enslaving the earth and exterminating our race

This anti-social trait inherent in the super rich is something that was recognized by political philosophers going back to Republican Rome and the city states of Greece, and the entire development of western political theory revolves around restraining unrestricted money power, learned first hand from the ruinous effect it has when it comes to dominate the state

Even the founders of America who made the constitution capitalists and patriotard individualists love so much fought hard agianst this money power, all the way up to Andrew Jackson, and the current system would be abhorrent to them, though (Ben Franklin IIRC) predicted precisely when and how the system would come crashing down (triumph of money power and military adventures by the executive power)

Even the founders of America who made the constitution capitalists and patriotard individualists love so much fought hard agianst this money power, all the way up to Andrew Jackson, and the current system would be abhorrent to them, though (Ben Franklin IIRC) predicted precisely when and how the system would come crashing down (triumph of money power and military adventures by the executive power)”

“Swedish wiki page for Swedes in 2012:
>Swedes are an ethnic group native to Sweden, with descendants living in many other countries, primarily Finland, Estonia and the other Nordic countries, as well as the United States. Swedes originated from various Scandinavian tribes inhabiting what is today the country of Sweden.

Wiki page in 2017:
>”Swedes” is a term used to denote individuals, depending on the definition, with an association to Sweden. Whether or not an ethnic group called “Swedes” exist is dubious, and can in various contexts be linked to extreme ring-wing concepts of race and biological heritage.

“It’s always the fault of the man, even though women have the wombs. At least, that’s how trads and women will twist this. Truth is that feminism had economic and legal effects, which in providing incentives for all the wrong things (or if you’re leftist, all the right things), pretty much sealed in our fate. All the women in this thread complaining about not being able to find a man are in actuality complaining about not finding a man with the right amount of money. They can’t accept that the cost of their rights is working and marrying a man of equal or lesser economic worth. After all, the prettiest women do not have this problem. So, when a woman calls an ex a loser, cheater, or abuser, nine times out of ten, he didn’t make enough money. What that tells me is that a woman is not loyal to anything but her primal instincts, which are at this juncture no longer satiable due to the system which panders to her. Woman wants to have her cake and eat it, too. But pretty soon, there will be no cake left. This train will not stop. Enjoy the ride, white man.”

Interestly, OP did not mean for this to happen, as he was simply noting how disastrous feminism has been for first-world/white nations. The women could feel the heat, as much of this is on them, so they had to steer discussion into the personal and petty. Is it any wonder that thot patrol, MGTOW, white shaira, and other such movements are gaining traction? Millennials seem to be longing for the cafes, lodges, and biergartens of yore, something denied of them, where men could discuss the direction of society without women butting in every five minutes with their silliness. The only way to accomplish that, it seems, is to make women unwelcome, and their opinions, irrelevant. Otherwise, men start talking about the mundane, as opposed to the abstract–the trees, as opposed to the forest.”

“[T]he guy calls into a gender reassignment clinic to ask about the sort of testing that he should prepare himself for if he wants to undergo a transition. He eventually tries to pin the staff down on what physiological and actually quantifiable measurements they do (i.e. stuff like brain scans or stuff of that sort) and they avoid the question for a few minutes until they eventually admit openly that there is nothing of the kind. All the “testing” being done is just vague psychological mumbojumbo, at no point is there any rigorous testing of concrete physiological factors done.

This proves that all the articles in the media about how there is “neurological proof” and “evidence” for gender dysphoria is just straight up nonsense. It’s a flat out lie, pure and simple. There is no statistically meaningful difference in the brains of men and MTF trannies. Contrary to what Bill Nye says, you CAN NOT do any actual testing to confirm the “self-identified gender” of the person in question. They just give you a bunch of suggestive questionaires and then cut your genitalia off.”

“If 90% of immigrants were young attractive women, all native women would unanimously be anti-immigration.”

“If we tell each other that everyone is beautiful or everyone can be beautiful or everyone is beautiful to someone, it’s okay to base our entire civilization around a worldwide superficial game of shallowness”

“What’s happening to me has never happened ever in the history of this great country. Which is that a sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the First Lady are personally, I feel, personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

Yes, Trump forced you to pose with a disgusting beheaded image of him.

Women are incapable of taking responsibility for their actions.”

“More than 41,000 undocumented immigrants arrested”
“More than 10,800 didn’t have a criminal record”
That’s a funny way of saying ~75% of illegals have a criminal record.”

>what if we start cloning characters other than saber?
million dollar idea”

“Why is Fate so full of tittymonsters?”
“It’s what the people want. And more importantly it’s what my dick wants.”
“It’s the last bastion of hope for patrician taste.”

“Woof that’s pretty bad but I like the art”
“That’s how they get you.”
“Just buy the statues.”

“Every single house stands alone with its own lawn. At the same time all the houses are nearly identical. In a glimpse, we see the banality and horror of individualism without duty to others.

The price of everyone snatching their little plot is most have to live far away from where they want to go. Yet every day they climb into their cars, navigate the labyrinth of their neighborhood and then make their way to the same highway everyone else wants to use at the same time of day.

Of course, in America, few people will object much to living far away from the center because they know what the alternative is.

One direct problem of a civilization in denial is the overunning of urban areas by the underclasses.

The twin threats of skyrocketing property values from making control of land a free-for-all and underclass dysfunction in the city centers creates a perfect pressure cooker that keeps millions of workers stuck paying huge mortgages and car payments for the honor of driving 2 hours each way to work every day.

When we consider it takes 2 incomes to keep up this facade, it’s no wonder the fertility rate of cooperators has plummeted. They may even have decent money in the bank after all their toil, but they are worse off than homeless bums when it comes to the critical resources of time and energy.”

“Heroic acts are celebrated, but the men are forgotten. It’s no wonder that cartoon superheroes are masked, this way the author doesn’t have to write the awkward situation of Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne being ignored when their superheroism is not needed. The reality of the every days of a superhero would only fit in sarcastic comedies, not uplifting stories.”

>Broken family, poor as fuck, lives with mom and sister, barely makes enough to survive and has massive debt.

They don’t deserve to get blacked or be fucking homeless fat dudes. You fucks that get off on that are fucked in the head.”

“Yes, many goes to JAV because of debt but said debt often caused by themselves like how Anri Sakaguchi spent too much on host club. Or how Julia forgot to insurance her house that later burned down (but she paid it off quickly).
JAV merely just offer an option. It’s less riskier and more legal than doing escort or working in soapland. Sure thing that Anri Sakaguchi took Muteki offer for a hundred million yen then.”

“Claiming that an Imam from some tiny irrelevant nonviolent sect of Islam is an authority on all of Islam so that Sunni Jihadists aren’t real Muslims is about as logically consistent as saying “The lesbian pastor at my Episcopalian church says abortions are ok so Catholics aren’t actually Christian.””

“She accepted the help of other people who helped her change her cogntion.

In other words, seek mental help. Your problems exist in your own head and you have the power to turn that around so stop sucking dicks and just cheer up, emo kid.”

“Negros consuming Mestizo-made nutrition-free garbage to be resuscitated by white medics withs $100,000 in debt”

“and thus continues the spic-nig cycle”

“It’s just a regular person doing what they’re told so they aren’t starving to death, not the CEO you’d like to strangle for the both of you. This is done on purpose for this reason to remove accountability. Don’t let it work.”

“Here’s why the new ‘luxury’ equals cheaper cars, smaller homes, and basically whatever you want it to mean” – CNBC”

The new luxury can mean whatever you want but all indicators suggest it means “austerity””

“Traffic signals on city streets are perhaps the single stupidest thing the engineering profession has even gifted humanity, and that is saying a lot.

The essence of a traffic signal is that the driver travels 0 mph for extended periods of time in exchange for the right to travel 30+ mph for short periods of time. The AVERAGE travel speed is ridiculously low.”

“Gothic cathedrals inspire faith, modernist churches extinguish it.”

“Growing up during commie Eastern Europe we all knew that the gov had a way to track anyone printing any poster , now is the same except a lot more sophisticated!”

“Explains why I can’t print a b&w page with empty yellow toner”

“their job is basically selling kids into the child trafficking and prostitution nodes otherwise known as foster homes”

“Today is a special day. June 4th 2017 marks the 13th anniversary of the Killdozer’s rampage through Granby Colorado.

Sit down kids and let me tell you a tale, about a reasonable man driven to do unreasonable things.

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who owned a muffler shop in Granby Colorado. The city council ordained to approve the construction of a concrete factory in the lot across from Marvin’s shop. In the process this blocked the only access road to the muffler shop. Marvin petitioned to stop the construction to no avail. Petitioned to construct a new access road, and even bought the heavy machinery to do so himself. Denied.

The concrete factory went up in disregard to the ramifications on Marvin’s business. To add insult to injury, the factory construction disconnected the muffler shop from the city sewage lines. An indifferent city government then chose to fine Marvin for this.

His business and livelihood were in ruin. Rather than lie down and die, Marvin chose to fight back. Over the course of a year and a half Marvin secretly outfitted the bulldozer he bought to save his business with three inch thick steel and concrete armor, camera systems guarded with bulletproof glass.

On June 4th 2004 Marvin Heemeyer lowered the armored shell over top of himself, entombing himself inside the Killdozer to make his last stand.

He burst fourth from the walls of his muffler shop and straight into the concrete factory that ruined his business. Over the course of the next several hours Marvin drove his Killdozer through 13 buildings owned by those officials that had wronged him, including the city council building itself.

Swat teams swarmed the dozer, but it proved immune to small arms fire and even explosives. Another piece of heavy machinery was even brought out to fight the Killdozer, but it too fell to the dozers righteous fury.

In the end, Marvin’s Killdozer became trapped in one of the buildings it was built to destroy. Marvin chose to take his life, the only life he took that day.

Today we celebrate Killdozer day and Marvin Heemeyer, the last great American folk hero. A man driven to the brink who chose to fight back against an indifferent system.

From notes left behind after his passing:
“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.”


“It’s fucked up to think just how recently it was that Communism had half of Europe.”

“Now Islam will have the other half <3”

“The little head is not attached to the lever thats a conspiracy theory.”

“I had it bookmarked but there was a story about the 2 Jewish brothers who intentionally infested their tenants apartments with bedbugs to force them out to circumvent rent control laws and now the story appears to be scrubbed from the internet.”

“First woman ever to enlist for combat is now first woman deserter from a combat unit”

“First female navy pilot fucking died on a routine landing by doing the one thing they tell you not to do on a twin engine aircraft.”

>Neo-Nazi website raises $150,000 to fight Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

This article is a sign that they are looking for a way to somehow deny Anglin the 150k he raised.”

“The donations to Andrew Anglin and the website he founded, the Daily Stormer, came in over the course of less than two months on a crowdfunding site that caters to far-right causes, overcoming the difficulties that white nationalists often face in raising money online.”



“The Daily Stormer claims to be a nonprofit on its donation page, but it is not listed as a nonprofit with the Internal Revenue Service or in Ohio, where the site’s name is registered.”


“When people claim that homeschooled kids are not socialized, I like to point out that this is the opinion of someone who spent 13 years asking for permission to speak and use the restroom while getting gold stars for it.

Doing tricks for treats isn’t socialization, it’s dog training. Try to fight the urge to sniff my ass as I walk by.”

“Shopping malls are privatized simulations of a downtown street. A walkable right of way lined with storefronts. Many stores in the mall are meant to look like storefronts on a walkable street. Some even have fountains and “food courts”, which seem to imitate the public square. So even the shopping mall acknowledges the need for a walkable urban environment while simultaneously dis-enabling the real version.”

“We will force this war upon Hitler, if he wants it or not”
-Winston Churchill (1936 broadcast).
“Germany becomes too powerful. We have to crush it”.
-Winston Churchill (1936).
“This war is an English war and its goal is the destruction of Germany”.
-Winston Churchill (Autumn 1939 broadcast).”

“China has an irrational fear of a “black invasion” bringing drugs, crime and interracial marriage”


“Positive cocaine tests are up 15% this year

Turns out legalizing weed means the Mexicans can spend more resources importing blow.”

“Why do modern gamers dislike sexy female videogame characters?”

“They don’t.

You’re confusing people who play videogames with people who talk about how the games they don’t play should be, based on their narrative of how the world should be.”

“Why aren’t strong female characters such as 2B or Bayonetta being praised by SJWs? Is it because they’re moderately attractive?”

you /threaded your own thread”

“Because those women are made to appeal males. Women do not exist to appeal males. Women are more than pretty faces on hot bodies.”

>most women are less than pretty faces on hot bodies


“But if that were the case, why can’t an SJW look past a conventionally pretty face and hot body to appreciate other aspects of the character?”

“Deep down, SJWs actually hate women.”

“Bullies often succeed because they have high self esteem from being popular/attractive. No one likes to talk about that because then people will lose hope, or feel depressed.”

“everything should be flat and minimalistic… except the one thing that actually truly looks better when its flat and minimalistic” – the guide to faceberg design”

“Karma! Trump White House taunts Iran over terror attack in its capital

Turkey and Saudi Arabia fund ISIS. All the ISIS Toyotas were purchased by the CIA and given to McModerate rebels. The arab spring wouldnt have even materialised without Hilary Clinton and the Pentagon. Iran funds Hezbollah which keeps their political violence incredibly local and narrow and directed at the nation wrecking land thieves.
Taunting a nation over terrorism after condemning it in all forms for the past 2 years is pure evil.”

“jesus christ who cares about Kurt Eichenwhatever. I already forgot his name”

“it’s a good name to remember. demonstrates Jews think it’s a perfectly normal fun family activity to go surfing for schoolgirl uniform milf impregnation hentai.”

“The hentai story is pretty funny but not worth spending a whole lot of time on. Of course Eichenwald even having a job at Time Magazine as a paranoid and insane Jew that literally makes things up out of whole cloth and prints them is worth thinking about.

This is how Jewed the institutions are. Time Magazine is regularly printing the insane theories of a paranoid Jew with no evidence to back them up.”

“Is capitalism the real thing that’s ruining vidya? Hear me out here.

Nearly every problem currently in vidya can be traced back to capitalism in some way:

>Microtransactions and loot crates every where, even in nonf2p games
>every game needs to go after the esports money
>misguided pandering to women and minorities to try and expand their audience
>dumbing down gameplay to appeal to more people
>milking good studios dry to push out games faster to make more profit
>streamers and ecelebs being paid to market games
>reviewers getting paid to shill every AAA release
>even paid marketers on /v/ to drum up attention
>early-access and kikestarter faggotry to scam more people with unfinished games
>stipping of ownership and reselling rights from digital games including DRM and always-online
>and still nickling and diming customers every inch of the ways with paid online and future jewery like paid mods

Surely there’s got to be a better system, right /v/? What can we do to rid games of this corrosive influence?

>inb4 commie
Also bad, there must be an alternative from the two right?”

“Please surround with me tokens so I can try to prove I’m not a Nazi and that Dems are the real racists!”

Fucking next level cucking.

Here’s the thing with Gavin. If he had a National Socialist and an antifa in a room and a gun with one bullet he would shoot the Nazi.

But to be fair if I had Gavin and an antifa in a room and a gun with two bullets I would shoot Gavin twice.”

“It’s like in an military or corporate structure, not everyone knwos specifically why they do what they are doing, for what ends or how everyone elses roll complements, but they know it’s for the good of the whole and do it anyway. […]

Like any dynamic adaptable SUCCESSFUL organization it is a top down hierarchy with lots of room for initiative, where the soldiers never really interact with the admirals and don’t know how their own endeavor fits into the larger scheme. ”

“Not the product of “wires being crossed”, rather a foot fetishist is nothing more or less than the child of extremely neglectful parents.

Seldom being held and rarely seeing their parents face to face in their formative years as consequence, they were left to crawl around on the carpet interacting with only their parents’ feet instead. It was their parents feet that fed them, their parents’ feet that clothed them, their parents’ feet that raised them and taught them to speak. In time, this child grows to identify more as a disembodied foot than they do a complete human being, and this is where the truly bizarre and frankly retarded fixation comes from.

When you talk to a footfag you have to realize you aren’t talking to an actual human being like you or me, but rather a bedraggled, sentient foot that happens to have the soulless husk of a human attached to it.”

>Being gay should be seen as a normal thing
>Let’s celebrate being Gay and have parades about being Gay
Pick one”

“Last year 31% of Swedes said they’d put up refugees for free. For a month now Stockholm is offering money to do it. 0.008% willing so far.”

“Economics is the most banal, small ball, meaningless subject I have ever had the misfortune to have to take a class on. Its autistic premise that people are purely rational beings is laughable.”

“The solution for us though isn’t universal income. It’s social respect for the work we ARE doing. We only respect the top of the pyramid. That’s why janitor is a job that “Americans won’t do.” Immigrants don’t have that cultural problem, so they come in and slide effortlessly into those slots. If you’re an American working a low-end job but are a good person, saving a little money, paying your bills on time and staying on the straight-and-narrow, you’re still a nobody. Unless you make 6 figures, fuck you. Only the most ambitious top 5% are going to see value from that arrangement. The only modern utility of intelligence is making money. Why be smart otherwise? It’s a pathological mindset, and it will be the death of us.”

“It is the duty of society to protect the weak; but protection cannot be efficient without the power of control; therefore, It is the duty of society to enslave the weak.

[…] Liberty is an evil which government is intended to correct. This is the sole object of government. Taking these premises, it is easy enough to refute free trade. Admit liberty to be a good, and you leave no room to argue that free trade is an evil, – because liberty is free trade.

With thinking men, the question can never arise, who ought to be free? Because no one ought to be free. All government is slavery. The proper subject of investigation for philosophers and philanthropists is, ‘Is the existing mode of government adapted to the wants of its subjects?'”

“Jews aren’t white because they’re oppressed… as you can see by the fact that they almost exclusively run and own the entire global banking and entertainment system and have nearly complete editorial power to control the narrative about themselves.”

“>the climate change will cause extreme weather meme
“Hey why does ‘provides more heat to its moons than the sun Jupiter’ have 400 mph winds and ‘liquid nitrogen rain Neptune’ have 4000 mph winds? What’s that? Heat introduces friction and turbulence into a system?” -Voyager team circa decades ago”

“In Japan, cremation is populat because of the lack of space. After that tsunami hit, the Japanese were left with about 15,000 corpses and they were overwhelmed. They could not handle it all and it took weeks to burn those bodies. Now, Japan, a modern technologically advanced country, in the 21st centurey, where cremation is widely used, were backlogged by 15,000 corpses, yet we are expected to believe that the Germans, using 1940’s BRICK OVENS could somehow cremate at least 12,000 bodies, per day, 24 hours a day, for years. It didn’t happen. It is a Jew fantasy, for sympathy and money and political power, which they have, based on that LIE. That is why the lie is so protected”

“Um sorry Trump technically violated international deep state zog protocol when he told the Russians a piece of harmless intel he had acquired, obviously this is grounds for impeachment.”

“We’ll constantly remind you how tired we are of standard calculated politicians, but then we’ll cry 24/7 whenever a statesman doesn’t follow the exact precise standard established protocol for how to clean your ass on the 5th senate floor”

“New York and Florida probably have more Puerto Ricans than Puerto Rico.”

“Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to own guns. I bet if you look at gun crime statistics, 90% of them are Democrats.”

“i love the term “fake news”. It’s just an awesome term and it speaks of the lefts weakness that they couldn’t make it stick on their behalf

>”is it true that you have done this xyz”
>”but what about this dissertation of arguments written by this nerd who disagrees with you”

“Pic related is likely the most shared thing I’ve ever made when I posted it to my Tumblr. I think it did so well since the humor comes from seeing the little guy at the top all alone, and since most social media traffic is mobile, most people had to scroll quite a bit through space to see the joke at the bottom.

As of today, it’s currently standing at 129,042 notes on Tumblr.

The return on it (ie. getting more followers) was abysmal considering how much it had been passed around. I think it ended up making me around ~250 new followers, despite doing a good job making sure my links were visible. In contrast, I’ve had posts in the lower thousands of notes bring in more followers than this did. I imagine somewhere down the line someone just deleted my links at the bottom and continued to reblog it. My Tumblr engagement has continued to drop and now I’m happy if I get over 100 notes on something. Since the beginning of the year, I no longer update my Tumblr, and have moved almost exclusively to Instagram.

In other avenues – I’ve reached the top of /r/gaming with some Nintendo fan art and that actually did pretty well. I was able to point people towards my Instagram which was growing at the time, and I ended up getting several hundred really engaged new followers just from that post alone. I think it was featured on a bunch of different gaming sites too.

I really think that if you do any sort of fan art towards any popular niche (doesn’t need to be games/movies/tv/etc.), Reddit is one of the most powerful ways to catapult your work into the rest of the internet.”

“Hillary’s mistake was running on a platform that presupposed the existence of a middle class that isn’t just boomers.”

“I know that Da Vinci’s IQ would not be any higher than 160 based on some simple observations:
– At least half of Da Vinci’s inventions failed when tested, this does not show high IQ at all
– Da Vinci tried to learn mathematics but didn’t really get very far
– Da Vinci was not a super-fast learner (the main sign of high IQ)
– Da Vinci’s works do not require a high IQ”

“How much of a genius you’re popularly perceived to be is almost exclusively a function of yours and the people around you’s marketing/PR capabilities and nothing else.”

“So the Air Force released their 2018 budget detailing for the first time their all-in cost for United Launch Alliance launches- $465 million per launch. Just below that their line item for SpaceX launches was $65 million per launch. News reports are saying it shows SpaceX’s “competitive” pricing. I say it shows what happens when the military and their no-bid contractors get too familiar. SpaceX’s pricing isn’t competitive, it’s fair. ULA’s pricing on the other hand amounts to nothing more than 3 billion USD/year in Boeing/Lockheed subsidies.”

“There is almost nothing like cough syrup in Japan, though. There is something called BRON, which has become notorious on Internet forums for destroying lives. In an extreme example of one set of standards for foreign products and one set for domestic, BRON is a nasty concoction of codeine and ephedrine. People in online support groups urge each other to “try to remember the good things in life” after taking this cold-and-fever tablet that is essentially a mix of speed and low-grade oxycodone.

In some countries a similar formulation is apparently used as an alternative to methadone, other countries regulate it to researchers or in a similar way to codeine. Here in Japan, they add caffeine and sell it over the counter without requiring a prescription.

I haven’t done this stuff, but reading about it I wasn’t surprised that a speed-based cold medicine would exist in Japan, where it will pretty much never be abused recreationally and will instead make sure that even the most exhausted workers continue to put in overtime.

I often wonder why Adderall isn’t added to the drinking supply in school cafeterias.”

“This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies”

>Not everyone is fat
In fact considering that most “minorities” worldwide are skinny, this is Americentric cultural imperialism

I can’t believe a superhuman with an incredibly active lifestyle and a superpower that probably eats a shitton of body fat isn’t morbidly obese”

“Doesn’t Japan have a labor shortage?”

“They have a low unemployment rate. The imported Brazilian workers in the 80s and deported them all again within like 5 years because they increase in revenues wasn’t worth the violent crime.”

“Have we gone full circle?
Wasn’t blacks with afros a racist stereotype?
Why is now being lauded as a revolutionary and progressive thing?
At this rate, will BLM start telling blacks to work picking cotton because is part of their culture?”

>yfw its been 6 years and skyrim is still being shilled at e3

“fun is the consolation prize of the apathetic nihilist, who doesn’t have a true fight in him to leave a mark in this world.

So he has fun. He has fun, because that’s his coping mechanism. When he isn’t smart enough, he mocks the “nerds”, when he isn’t strong enough, he mocks the “bullies”, all to mask the bile in his throat, the bitter resentment, when he realizes, he is just a loser. […]

When he will die childless or see his nation, family conquered, beaten to submission to serve their new masters, he would break if he couldn’t lull himself with the last drops of nihilism that he couldn’t succeeded, and in fact no one can; that EVERYTHING is pointless, it has to be, since whenever he tried he lost.

So he says,
at least I had fun

Yeah, but no one gives a shit about your fun.”

“When there’s a new project, people tend to ask two questions that will determine their general outlook:

1- Will I benefit?
2- Will it harm me?

Depending on their answers to the two questions, a population will be grouped in more or less 4 different categories: Supporters and opponents are self-explanatory. The undecided are people who see advantages and disadvantages to the project, and can’t decide if the benefits outweigh the costs. The uninterested are just that, they don’t see how the project involves them in any way, so they will steer clear and not participate in the debates or votes, if it comes to that. […]

The first major problem here is that most projects that require zoning changes are actually private projects, projects that aim to satisfy the needs of a few people. All housing are private projects, even public housing, because their benefits concern only a few people (directly). Not only that, but housing that needs zoning changes to be built is probably the type of housing that current residents don’t want to live in (currently).

For example, introducing low-rise condos in single-family homes. Most of the families currently in the area are not likely to be interested in the low-rise condos, especially if they’re the smaller kind for young professionals. And the people who would be interested in them don’t currently live in the area because… well… there is no housing that fits their needs currently in the area as it’s illegal to build it.

In short, what it means if that the vast majority of people will say NO to the first question. The people who would be the main beneficiaries of the change do not actually reside there, and so do not get a voice in the debate. If you look at the chart, it largely means that people will split in only two groups: the OPPONENTS and the… UNINTERESTED.”

“The brave man is superior not only to his enemies but also to pleasure. Some men are master of cities but slave to women.”

“Vows changed from ‘I do’ to ‘You’ll do’.”

2017 April 22 ~ May 23

“Did someone tell you were shit anon? Just work harder.”

“Actually when i posted my year progress, the people who commented said I made tons of progress but then again i’m training 3 hours a day grinding fundamentals so it is to be expected. I just don’t see the point in making fun of others who don’t give a shit about improvement

I’ve already “made it”. I achieved my dreams of making a popular webcomic that people read. No I will not post it, don’t wanna be associated with this site.”

“Your expecting 4chan to not act like 4chan. You’re dealing with contrarians with a superiority complex, that’s true for all boards. Get over it, or don’t post here.”

>I achieved my dreams of making a popular webcomic that people read

>No I will not post it

>don’t wanna be associated with this site
Then fuck off lel

>hurr durr this site is not good enough for my name, let me just shitpost and make the site shitty
kys pls”

“I’m still not clicking this to see what it has to do with The Lion King.”

“absolutely nothing, these idiots just don’t know any real historical events to compare it to lol”

“>Buy game in 2017
>It costs 60 bucks
>Case with holes in it
>Slip of paper that is the manual with just generic copyright information
>Have to wait 30 minutes for it to install
>Have to wait 40 minutes for it to download some giant ass update
>No room on harddrive, have to fumble around to delete some older games
>Didn’t preorder so have to pay 4.99 for some content
>Have to pay 40 dollars for the season pass. Don’t really know what I’m getting but it’s apparently cheaper!
>Day one DLR just 6.99
>Picked the wrong console and lost out on some exclusive console content that was on the other system
>Start game
>Get an achievement for starting the game
>Don’t unlock anything from the game and it’s over in 4 hours
>Want to try online because that’s where the content is
>Have to pay up to play online
>Play for awhile then get bored
>Go on the game forums to say I didn’t think the game was worth all that time and money
>Get called entitled and banned”

“The Millennial generation is broken.

Why do these fuckers donate their future to obese and ugly twitch streamers?

Why do they donate just so these self absorbed fucks read 1 message.

Our families are dying of cancer at an amazing rate yet we donate to neckbeards instead of reforming healthcare to cure instead of treat for profit.”

>le millenials should fix these problems for us!
>we haven’t had decades to do it ourselves!
>watching twitch streamers play video games is stupid!
>I’m going to watch 7 foot tall muscular millionaires smash each others heads over a leather ball and scream at my television

Shut the fuck up you dinosaur.”

“yeah but it’s like a 1/5th of the gameplay?? why aren’t gamers demanding better AI? are they really content to crouch/cover shoot their whole fucking lives?

what’s even REWARDING about killing such retarded enemies?”

“Wasn’t Radiant a ruse by Mr ‘Climb mountains’ Howard?”

“It literally meant AI had a schedule, everything else was totally run of the mill npc coding. Nothing wrong with that but rpg shut ins love to hear that the AI is really thinking and their chosen romance option in the game genuinely loves them.”

“Corporations that outsource labor and foreign corporations in east and southeast asia are not restricted by US environmental laws and will always be able to undercut US manufactured products simply because they don’t care about pouring toxic waste into rivers. There are 2 ways to make US goods competitive.

1) reduce environmental regulations which is obviously a no no
2) impose tarrifs that make earth raping Chinese plastic more expensive than relatively clean US made plastic

option one ensures we are all choking on acidic Chinese coal ash in a century and option two actually creates high paying clean US manufacturing jobs so that workers can actually afford more expensive domestically manufactured goods.

Yes US manufacturing will have pollution no matter what, but the goods are going to be manufactured no matter what. So would you rather buy Earth raping Chinese goods or American goods that only grope Earths butt and call her sugar tits?”

“This study is garbage, they include sovereign citizens and anyone else the feds labeled as terrorists along with the Gadsden flag in the “violent right”, along with clear skinhead gang violence alongside hate crimes as “terrorism”. If that’s a qualifier, then blacks are the worst terrorists this country has ever endured.”

“I don’t get what the end game here is, liberalism is such an incoherent ideology. Whites shouldn’t reproduce because of their carbon footprint, but we need to make sure these apes that aren’t capable of sustaining themselves are breeding at an accelerated rate.”

“If it hadn’t been for the joint determination of the Athenians and the Spartans to resist the slavery that threatened them, we should have by now virtually a complete mixture of the races ? Greek with Greek, Greek with barbarian, and barbarian with Greek. We can see a parallel in the nations whom the Persians lord it over today: they have been split up and then horribly jumbled together again into the scattered communities in which they now live.”

“the London office of New Scotland Yard saw its extradition office growing while the police budget was shrinking because of EU freedom of movement policies.

Dont worry guys no big”

“Put simply, Macron is the candidate of economic opportunity; Le Pen is the candidate of special interests.”

Hehe survival is a special interest what are you R A C I S T”

“They’re always angry since they didn’t win at anything recently.
>Made fanservice garbage musaigen no phantom world
BTFO by the underdog konosuba S1
>Made sequel of their serious show hibike euphonium S2
Got hit by karma and overshadowed by sports anime yaoi on ice
>Made movie adaptation from award winning dramatic manga koe no katachi
A dramatic event in anime industry happened, highest grossing anime movie kimi no nawa
>Rematch against konosuba S2 with maid dragon
Shat on by low budget 3DCG show with 5 animator and newbie director.”

>a show with only 5 animators BTFO’d a Kyoani production in sales
Damn. Doesn’t Kemono Friends also have more merchandise that Maid Dragon?”

“They had a shop event that was supposed to last a few weeks that had to be converted into a “gallery” with original art and signatures from the staff because they went out of stock not even 5 days in.”

“Yes, mainly because they had to start creating merchandise on the spot simply to keep up with sales.

They took pictures of the VAs in both their character outfits and normal clothes and sold them in the store for 6000 yen.

And still sold out.”

“Are there kemono friends plushies?”

“none yet since nobody actually prepared for it becoming popular

They could only mass-produce plastic wash buckets with character logos which are funnily enough, sold out”

“I don’t see how other shows even come close when:

Kemono Friends labeled plastic buckets get sold out to the point that there’s a 5 buckets per person quota now
Kemono Friends broke on demand paid view records
Kemono Friends are doing collaboration with zoos nonstop, now with 5 municipal zoos running promo concurrently
Kemono Friends shop at Shinjuku ran out of things to sell in 3 days”

“Why the fuck would anyone buy 5 buckets?”

“You mean 10. They limit it to 5 because people bought 10 of it.”

“But the KanColle anime was shit. Why did Kemono succeed when it also features a large casts of transformed girls from a game?”

“KanColle and KF both feature transformed girls, but KF took the “animals turned into girls” thing and put the the traits of the animals center stage, to create fun and interesting organic interactions. KanColle took the “historical warships turned into girls” thing and completely hid the historical warships under the rug, reducing each character to a stereotype based in nothing.

Also, whereas the KF anime was thematically consistent and carefully planned out with a singular vision, the KanColle anime was thematically incoherent garbage, a grab bag of ideas that didn’t mesh nicely, with all the ideas executed terribly except for the comedy.”

“Japs joked that it was an art museum by day 4.”

“Poor raccoons. They’re so smart and semi-humanoid they’re capable of making complete fools of themselves, while an animal like the dog can be trained to follow a simple command and then praised for its cleverness.”

“why was this shit so popular? It is so poorly animated.”

“Post this again on the next thread”

“That lion would probably try to attack once, get hit by the horns, and then run away like the opportunistic predator bitch it is.”

>people think a prey animal could kill a predator animal


>what is natural selection
Prey evolved to be able to survive against predators, which is why most predators in the wild will go for weaker individuals like children, the elderly, or injured.”

“>Live Viewing Japan today announced that Nico Nico Live’s upcoming all-episode streaming program of the Kemono Friends TV anime on May 26 will be screened in 33 theaters across Japan simultaneously
>The screening is scheduled to begin at 21:00 on May 26 and end around at 27:30. The price for the ticket for the Shinjuku screening is 4,000 yen, while that for other theaters is 3,000 yen. Pre-orders will begin at 12:00 pm on April 29, then general sale will follow on May 16.”

“People often ask me how I can be so tolerant of people who have some pretty incorrect political beliefs.

The answer is that once I realized that the average American supported the nuclear bombings of Japan, I was outrageously disgusted. I considered just never interacting with the average person again and living as a hermit somewhere to escape the pollution.

It was clear that the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of civilians through nuclear annihilation could not be justified. And yet I interacted with people who wholeheartedly defended it every day of my life. In comparison, almost all other incorrect political opinions pale in evilness. It would simply be hypocritical to be willing to interact with people who defend the mass murder of Japanese civilians but not those who support much more minor crimes.

What’s worse, not letting a Japanese immigrate to your country or killing him? To anyone with a clear mind it’s the latter. Yet there are many people who are aghast at the former and will refuse to associate with him but while possibly disagreeing with the latter do not consider it friendship-breaking.

I will never be one of those people. The average American is a morally contemptible human being and far worse than most of those he arrogantly considers his social and moral inferiors.”

“Wrong armor. Wrong bow. Wrong use of the bow (that volley stuff is pure cinema, arrows are limited and expensive so actual bowman aimed and direct fired), and the string should be pulled to the cheek to aim. He’s doing the equivalent of shooting from the hip. You can jank your shoulder pretty bad the way he’s doing it.”

“ep 1 what the fuck
ep 2 why am I still watching this
ep 3 ok this is comfy
ep 4-9 hey this is fun
ep 10-11 holy shit this is good I was not expecting this
ep 12 this can’t be the last episode please god let there be more I can’t live without kaban and serval and the other friends
post ep 12 you live in these threads and regret not buying some merch before it sold out”

“I am so happy that I started to draw more from imagination, I don’t want to know how terrible it must feel like grinding (((fundamentals))) for years on end only to get good and copying a model and drawing lumpy and boring anatomically correct figures instead of interesting and exaggerated forms.”

>23 minutes of smug and snarky nitpicking
CinemaSins was a mistake”

“Because muh representation. Everyone wants to see themselves in the media they watch, that’s why we spend all our time watching 2d little girls.”

“Although the meme is entirely true, we don’t like the implications. So it’s mostly true.” – Snopes”

“I learned from the civilian world, that doing such things may be considered a “career limiting move”.”

“People are such fucking fannies, that if the government upped the age of consent to 35, they’d find sex with anyone 34 years old and under reprehensible.”

“didn’t the tpb guys buy their own country several years ago? why don’t people just put all of their pirated content on those country’s servers?”

“no they didn’t, they put their website on the same servers as a swedish political party, that way if someone tries to attack the servers they’re also attacking a political party as well which is illegal in sweden”

“Even if you were Kim Dotcom you couldn’t afford a chunk of land to call your own country.

Land aside, you’d have to build/buy power, water, sewer, and pay someone to build a massive server farm. The cost to get recognized by countries would be immense not to mention some way to hook up your Internet to their lines. Hilariously, the fucking copyright holders would send their attack-dog hackers to simply “snip” your powerlines and utterly shutdown your infrastructure. The “country” would do nothing but cost you money when you make absolutely nothing to maintain it and any outside contractors you bring in to do maintenance will charge you an arm and leg.

And that’s assuming you’ll find a country that will sell you the land, which you won’t – they won’t even sell you a fucking frozen island that nobody lives on or knows the name of.

No joke, it would cost something on the level of trillions of dollars for: power plant, water processing plant, fossil fuels/natural gas, and renewable fuels just to have ONE person sit in their private kingdom and maintain this project that will cost them millions of dollars a year to maintain.

The ten richest people in the world could not fund such a project before they all died.”

“You left out the actual biggest problem, which is that no amount of money will allow you to keep the Jews off you. You need power for that, and money is not actually power. Even if you had a trillion dollars and set up a one man private kingdom they’d just bomb you.”

“WHY is the p2p culture dead?

Why isn’t the Internet reliant on software like Kazaa, Limewire and Soulseek anymore?

We could have all the content in the world sufficiently distributed everywhere by now.

Fuck file hosting, fuck torrent. Give me a reason why people abandoned the most practical file-sharing system.”

“It’s dead because the corporations and the politicians want it to be dead, It’s bad for their business and their control-freak natures can’t deal with anything they can’t control.
At this point, we’re headed straight towards a forced smile dystopia.”

“Why live if I can’t easily torrent anime?”

he wants you to die.”

“It’s why Cuckerberg shuts down meme pages. Free speech ALWAYS goes conservative, nationalistic, and anti-jew.”

“Hypothetically if anime/video game piracy were stopped, would that increase sales?”

“It’s already been shown that removing the element of piracy doesn’t increase vidya sales and the anime industry is only as big as it is today internationally BECAUSE of piracy.”

“no. I only buy shit for stuff that I’ve watched. if I can’t watch shit, i’m not gonna buy anything for it.”

“Look, you get me a central downloading hub where I can pay for ANYTHING in the world and I will pay for it.

But here’s the problem, I can’t get that: not for movies, music, TV, anime, books, anything. I have to subscribe or join a million fucking networks to access every fucking catalog of every genre or medium.

The only fucking sites that provide absolutely everything are the piracy sites. For me, it has nothing to do with being free, it’s about finding what I fucking want and I’ll pay for that.

Legitimate services can’t even offer the same level of service as the illegal services and that’s just goddamn depressing.”

“No, the only reason i’m a weeb and spent about 2K in merchandise is because i could easily access all that content through piracy. Take that away and i don’t know about any of it nor care and just move my attention to shit i can pirate. It’s millions upon millions of free advertisement and these companies are too stupid to realize that.”

“”Piracy” is what boomed the industry on this side of the globe”


bluray sales and stuff like crunchyroll make up for only 10-20% of revenue in anime series. The exception is when Netflix or Amazon buy exclusive rights to a show, that bumps it up a bit but still not to the majority of revenue (Hulu and Crunchyroll pay much less for rights because they rarely pay for exclusive rights, and usually let other streaming services also have viewing rights. They do this because of the sheer amount of stuff they have, they feel like they don’t need exclusive shows to sell their service).

The vast majority of revenue comes from buyfags buying merchandise unrelated to the actual blu-ray / dvd sales, or in the case of manga series, people buying the manga volumes.

The end of piracy for anime would be a massive hit to the entire industry, since so much of it is “try before you buy”. Japan included, but they can watch anime on TV obviously.”

>legally pay for a game
>5 years later decide to replay the game
>drm authentication servers are not online anymore
>game doesn’t even launch now
It is actually wiser to store games in their cracked form.”

“Now you actually have to pay people to consume the fruits of their labors.

Oh horror of horrors!

Time to grow up.”

“The harder they make it for me to enjoy things, the less willing I am to pay for it. Nyaa was a reliable source to test out anime I wanted to get and now it’s gone so I’m going to be A LOT more cautious about splashing cash on new things.”

“It’s not going to end it’s going to go deeper down under.

However the future of common internet is sad: in 10-20 years of time you are not able to log in without your gov issued id card / credit card and everything what you do is collected on your universal account, which includes your bank details, work history etc… It’s like in China but probably bit worse. They are REALLY driving the complete commercialization of common internet and that’s the unfortunate future.

Windows 10 is small step forward as it gathers your data already and they sell it forward to advertisers. However this whole thing is going to be state(and countries, all different countries) supported. ”

>tfw 90% of /a/ has no idea where to find anime outside of nyaa
Nu/a/ is fucking retarded.”

>Yeah fuck nyaa lmao just find another site xD

Good luck i’d love to see you when there are no more sites left faggot.”

“Times are changing. Before long, things will revert to how they used to be. Translators doing their work with university equipment onto low quality vhs cassettes and mailing them off to anyone that writes in.

The back alley anime bootleg guy you’d always meet at the arcades or game shop? He’ll be back. Don’t want to wait the four to six weeks for your vhs to arrive? Give him a visit.

The past repeats itself.”

“Will piracy still be alive 10 years from now?”

“In the same form as today? Probably not, but still people will always find a way to get free shit.”

“Remember rapidshare? Nowaday only forumcucks who make money off of referals are clinging to such filehosters. Otherwise its almost completely gone. With the exception being Mega, since its made by a guy who loves filesharing.
People will always find a way and method to share files.”

“The problem is it’s not user-friendly.

Seeders seed because they believe people will download the content they’re seeding.

But if people can no longer find that content, then seeders will think what they’re doing is pointless and stop seeding. This results in torrents dying, often forever.

Seeders need to believe the content is discoverable, and a user-friendly site will restore their confidence better than a txt file.”

“Whether or not a game is taken seriously by “the competitive culture” is money, plain and simple.”

“This woman said that she had eaten the victims due to her inner desires and if she is given another chance, she would repeat this action again without any interruptions.

Even in prison, she had attacked a female guard, bitten her right hand and swallowed one of her fingers.”

“cannbalism doesn’t carry the death penalty?”

“It’s rare and no one thinks to legislate against it. There is lots of things that are objectively criminal but not illegal in the US because no one does it.”

“why does there need to be legislation against it before killing them? who’d argue against killing cannibals on sight?

who’d argue against killing those who defend cannibals on sight?”

“Third, I believe Green’s plan will fail. Eventually, someone outside of the Green family will come onto the board of the trust, and through political influence will dilute the mission of the organization. This has happened numerous times – see the Ford Foundation, etc. Whenever there is a huge pile of money controlled by a board of people with no skin in the game, political players emerge to seek control for other ends. Liberals in particular are very skilled in using deception to worm their way into positions of influence. Green’s trust, by being explicitly Christian, is particularly vulnerable to judicial interference. If and when, for example, opposition to the homosexual agenda becomes “against public policy,” federal judges can and will dissolve the Green family trust or appoint alternative trustees to subvert the mission of the organization. Green’s trust documents are arguably already in violation of official public policy since he requires all trustees to have a “credible written testimony” of faith in Christ. By giving up possession of the Hobby Lobby fortune to an entity that is not the Green family, eventually it will be captured by the political process.”

“Wealthy people around the world cannot handle their wealth, and the desire to escape it, to annihilate it with philanthropy, is part, in my view, of the general death wish of modern civilization.”

“Who needs to follow the constitution when private property will destroy freedoms for us?”

>warriors are female
>commander is also female
>men are only supporters an labors
>a complete SJW’s propaganda of female dominance.

Why is it OK when Japan does it?”

“They’re fucking sexy”

>2B gets shat on everytime when she rubs solo
>9S saves her ass every time
>9S isn’t even a dedicated combat unit and trumps 2B in all categories
Dunno what you’re saying anon, the boy is too strong. Girls are useless. Its pretty reflective of reality of how women want to be in charge but fuck up anything they’re in charge of”

“9S is OP and one of the matriarchs of modern day feminism is painted as a manipulative psychopath obessed with looking beautiful that will cut down and cannibalize other women for the sake of that end. Also she gets btfo by a hot girl with a fetish outfit”

>matriarchs of modern day feminism is painted as a manipulative psychopath obessed with looking beautiful
She also has a giant metal cock.”

“You already know the answer to that.
Nier Automata uses the scenario to create an interesting setting for a story to occur.
When western media does it, it’s typically a hamfisted attempt at subverting perceived injustices, and that shows. It’s clunkily done and filled with blatant, deluded parallels to their own worldview. An example of this sort of thing that isn’t bullshit is Y, the Last Man (which, if made today, would likely be packed with quack sociology and agenda pushing).”

“Actually if you look deeper into it you will see that the only time anything brings a change is when a man is involved

>Fighting Units and shit are all female
>Only Scanner Units are male and don’t do much aside Scout
>Not even a minor advancement towards victory
>9S gets involved
>Rapes the Machine Network
>Rapes it so hard he reached the top of the Tower
>Raped it so hard the Machine Network decided to fuck off because it’s not worth the trouble to deal with 9S

“Yoko Taro doesn’t create diverse casts to fill a quota or make a blunt political message, he makes characters that he thinks will be interesting.”

“”Netflix Edits ‘Bill Nye’ Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender”

“Netflix edits out most blatant propaganda from highly criticized news show”

“No no, they cut out the part from the old show that contradicted their blatant propaganda.”

“What is Freedom?

Freedom is a state of individual and collective liberty, devoid of the threat of oppression; Freedom is a reward, a hard won source of shared noble accomplishment; Freedom is a privilege, but with privilege also compes responsibility – Unwavering faith in and accountability towards the nation which, through past sacrifice has allowed freedom to prevail.”

“Medial care beyond herbs, fluids, bedrest and primitive surgery did not exist until the early twentieth century. When I tune into the debate about a right to health care, what I often hear is a discomfort that has to do with absolute, as opposed to relative, inequality.

Nobody cares about equality when construction workers have homes with pools. If the rich have yachts, what is that to them?

Since around the New Deal, advances in administration and agriculture have made it a point of pride as well as morality that no one should starve on American streets. Is that a ‘right’? It’s not in the Constitution.

It’s also the case that drug prices in America are grossly inflated to a degree that is mind-boggling. That drug companies are constantly using research from or funded by the government makes it even more obscene. Until the FDA and AMA are sorted out, until the supply of doctors is not made artificially scarce, until the use of expert systems is allowed in diagnosis and prescription, I say make doctors and Big Pharma and the FDA suffer. They have all practiced cartel-ism to preserve income and status, and they should all be punished. People at the FDA should be shot.

Until all of that stuff is sorted out, it’s pointless to talk about what is a right and what isn’t. People historically put aside rights-talk during situations of life-and-death. The fact is that nobody outside of the 2% could afford health care. Anybody might develop a rare condition, have an accident, experience a catastrophic health event, etc. Even going bankrupt wouldn’t suffice to pay for it with the current system.
It’s similar to colleges. Before 1965 or so, there was no college so pricey that you couldn’t put yourself through with a part time job. Now nobody can do it without incurring lifetime debt.”

“After working as an illustrator and realizing how much time finishing something really takes, I stopped caring much about technique and skills. Just spend long enough editing and tinkering time and everything can be fixed. It’s not very impressive.

I see how writing is much more important lately. All the pretty art and precise fundamentals can’t replace good characterization, absorbing plots, humor, wit, heart, world building, etc”

“Wait, you support absolute monarchy and an armed citizenry? Guns in the hands of the common folk are antithetical to monarchy.”

“Not sure what theorist you’ve been reading. Historically, monarchies have expected their constituent peoples to be as self-sufficient as possible.

In time of war, for instance, levies had to supply their own weapons and in the case of cavalry, horses.”

“Just look up the English nobility’s stance on the peasantry and the long bow. They expected the peasantry to have long bows and be well versed in using them for defense of the kingdom. The citizenry owning weapons is not antithetical to monarchism.”

“No in fact most, maybe all stable governments have a free armed citizenry. It is paid mercenary soldiers and police which are antithetical to liberty not Kings, nobles or even social inequality. Fact. In a proper system each has a place — high middle or low if you will — and is granted the proper rights of that station. The right to defend your life from violent harm is assumed at law as predating the state or any other human action, until very very recently, and since life necessitates SOME property that too was defensible until AFTER the Stuarts fell and Parliament started its rape of the commons in earnest. Your suppositions only apply to the particular development of Great Britain after the fall of the Monarchy and the rise of the Merchants Oligarchy called parliamentary democracy. And again it is a proven FACT that police and standing armies NOT armed citizens are a threat to the liberties of BOTH Kings and Commons. That is the historical record.”

“On the individual level, there’s no shortage of failed and neurotic people with high IQ. This is why no one cares when people say they have high scores. They rightly look instead for demonstrated abilities, accomplishments, and personality.

IQ is just a rough proxy for someone’s ability to think abstractly and tells us little of how they’re most inclined to use it.”

“It sounds unjust to us now, but if we think about it, one of the great perversities of our present system is that there are still protected castes in our society, it just can’t be written or spoken.

The human experience shows us if we do not explicitly codify rank, parasites implicitly become the most-protected. Equality is hypocrisy because to espouse it is to defy the timeless lessons of human nature.”

“For people of active awareness, a 9-5 job scraping for money is little different than a prison sentence.”

“Those who betray high responsibility over wealth and culture must bear the greatest punishments. An underclass murderer might be quickly dispatched with a bullet. Reckless speculators and embezzlers who crash the economy are destroyed in every respect with elaborate ceremony as befits fallen angels.”

“[S]ocieties are not charities. Every tribe exists in tough competition with its neighbors. If it does not run a tight ship, it is conquered and subsumed. Life is already hard enough for people who faithfully spend their lives helping the group. It must be relentlessly reinforced: the fruits of society are always for cooperators first. ”

“[W]hat we call “health insurance” is not truly insurance at all, nor is producing more of it going to lead to better care. We need less health insurance, not more.

Essential to the concept of insurance is that no one expects to use it. For the holder, insurance is a hedge against unforeseen, rare, and catastrophic outcomes. For the lender, insurance is a gamble that the holder won’t call in the liability.”

“if we hadnt fought the evil nazis we would have no free speech and we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our transparent open democracy for the people by the people where you get imprisoned if you question events we don’t want you to question or publish information we don’t want you to publish”

>Judaism is not a race!

>Look at how accomplished my people are, goy.

“History has a word for “cheaters.” That word is “winner.” Fair play is for intratribal morale building games, not competitions with serious outcomes. Thor never put down his hammer because it gave him an unfair advantage against giants.”

“This is a reminder that non-Muslims aren’t allowed anywhere inside the entire city of Mecca. So it’s pretty hypocritical for Muslims to complain about a travel ban.”

“I never do verbal battle with others, since even if I win an argument, I can’t change the other person’s way of life.”

“Riot got asked about sexy female champions and I thought their answer was interesting so I decided I’d share it with /v/.

>In 2013 we made a conscious effort to shift away from the “hourglass girls” we had been making for years. We just had so many women in our game that could easily be described by, “Syndra, but in a different c******.” We needed more variety. There are a lot of different ways to make compelling female characters that don’t revolve around raw sex appeal. IMO having a large variety of female and male characters is really good for us. Lets us hit a ton of different niches which is important with a roster as big as ours.

>That said, it’s been a loooooong time (over 3 years) since we’ve made a new first order appealing female character (like of Lux, Ahri, or Jinx). I think it’s important we make another, not because “OMG SEX APPEAL,” but because “I feel attractive” is a compelling character fantasy that a lot of players (men and women) really attach to. The key is the character’s looks HAVE TO MAKE SENSE. Visuals should support the overall theme of a character, not be there in spite of it. The way Caitlyn looks makes no sense for a prim and proper sheriff. The way Ahri looks makes a ton of sense for a succubus.

>It is also crucial to recognize that even within the “attractive character” space, there is huge potential variety in the ways that attractiveness can express itself (there’s a reason I used Lux, Ahri, and Jinx in the above example). As long as the character’s visuals serve and resonate with the its thematic we shouldn’t be afraid of going the “sexy” route. League’s got room for all kinds.

What do you guys think?”

“It’s a BS argument. They’re still trying to find a way to explain their personal opinions on the control of creative freedom away.

[2B] wouldn’t have happened if these guys were at the helm because

>muh make sense

Still bullshit. This is just slight backpedalling because they notice the “muh diversity” isn’t drawing in the same numbers as back when they made actually attractive female characters, the hourglass types.”

“Game developers are all pretty much randy pitchford.

They latch onto the ugly fatty designs because they thought the wind was going that way, now they see it’s not and are going back but trying to save face.

Yes, men love sexy females and so do females you fucking retards.”

“Well, who cares desu. Ass faggots isn’t a growing community it’s peaked and now slowly dying. They are actively trying to slim their player base and killing off their most supportive players. Theres a reason why they are making a new sexy female character, and that’s because it’s what got them to popularity as a moba. Riot thinks it will bring players back and they’re just being careful how they word it. It won’t help them tho because ass faggots.”

>makes billions by selling nonsensical slutty skins of popular female characters
>i-it make sense tho
What a fag, just admit that sex sells.”

“He can’t since it would ruin the inclusive safespace PR they have going”

“It’s cute that Riot continues to pretend they don’t just copy the flavor of the season waifus from Japan.”

“I will translate:

“Stronk wynyn honk honk patriarchy but we still want the sweet nerd cash so we make sexy characters from time to time too.”

TheRe’s a reason Ahri was the best selling champ.”

“Riot’s biggest problem as a company is that they feel compelled to answer every single question with some kind of pseudo-science or logic.”

>You can always do what ShindoL did.
He is actually the reason I feel so fucking bad because this whole “american drawing porn in japan” thing was very inspirational until I’ve actually learned about him from people who know him personally.

He WAS born in USA but his parents are Japanese. He is 100% asian. He spoke perfect japanese ever since he was a kid. He had no problem moving to Tokyo since he always had a citizenship available to him. He’s also got a proper art education and his family was pretty loaded which allowed hem to raise himself into prominence by hiring all the big dick artist back in late 00s to work on the Bestiaries and whatnot.

AND he is legitimately talented and works his ass off on top of all that.

Basically: no, you can’t actually do what ShindoL did. It’s a fucking meme he uses to promote himself among westerners.”

“That’s how they all are, almost every successful artist in japan has loaded parents, Mashima is a big example of this.”

“Well, it is pretty uncommon for working class parents to send their kids into art schools regardless of where you are. And I would by no means imply that these people “are only popular because of their rich daddies” or anything like that.

Shindol has dozens of finished pieces behind his back and, as an artist, you can clearly see that he has been putting a LOT of care into them ever since he started. There are lots of artists who are as popular or even more popular who don’t bother with stuff like proper backgrounds, extreme angles, advanced composition, detailed anatomy etc. You may not even notice all that stuff as a consumer but he really does all that shit.

But alas, the “New-York dude drawing rape n’shit in Japan” is still a complete bullshit.”

“All minority groups believe in free speech when they’re fighting to be heard and gain sympathy. But it’s what those groups do when they get in power that matters. It’s both obvious that the left would round up and murder millions of people if they gained full power, and that the “pro-freedom/classical liberal” (implicit, but cucked) people wanting to stop the left from doing this would do nothing because they don’t believe in outlawing the ideologies and tools of their enemies. They believe in private entities banning their existence, and the rights of the enemy.”

“i may not agree with him, but i will fight to the death for my enemy’s right to destroy everyones’ future!”

“The English press is the most insufferably arrogant, generally ignorant, the most passionately one-sided and narrow-minded in its judgments that I know; it is the universal bully, always laying down the law for everybody, always speaking as if it were umpire of the universe, always abusing everybody all round and putting party spirit in all its judgments, envenoming thus the most peaceful discussions. It is this and this only which has made England hated all the world over. During the whole year 1895, I never opened an English newspaper without finding War predicated or threatened…No other nation in the world has wanted war or done anything but pray for peace-England alone, the world’s bully, has been stirring it up on all sides.”

“Venezuela has the richest oil reserves in the world and one of the best educated populations in Latin America.”

“lol, this thread pretty much exemplifies why the vast majority of IC never has or will make it. Anons spend more time looking at someone else’s work trying to find “tricks” or answers rather than just painting to figure them out yourself.

You don’t need to see the guys steps, it’s not going to help you. His paintings look impressive because he can draw really well, understand 3d forms and how to light/render them. No tutorial or process shot is going to teach you that, only drawing and painting a fuck ton will. Even if you had a magic tool that gave you his color pallet and told you where to put the colors your work would be shit because up can’t draw.

People need to just go fucken draw instead of endlessly swooning, analyzing and wasting time on here picking apart someone else’s work. If you want to become generic asian artists #23757 you need to be spending your days studying from life and painting personal work, then continue that for 5+ years.

It’s seriously not brain surgery.”

“You are a massive faggot. Any good artist has studied the work of other artists he admires and tried to figure out the techniques being used. You also assume we don’t do any actual practice but like, fuck you man.”

“Why aren’t people allowed to analyze and learn something new to start trying out consciously in their practice, instead of having to hash out everything on their own when there are resources and learning opportunities in other artists’ work? Looking at an artist’s work like this takes only a little time. Seems like you’re projecting unnecessarily.”

“this thread is actually one of the better ones /ic/ has from time to time because it is a god damn discussion and study. Threads of “get gud” “more loomis” don’t mean shit and help no one, /ic/ is at its best when it is breaking down specifics and figuring out things. Not when its just bitching.”

>supposed to

Not gonna make it famalam”

“would you stop being a gatekeeping faggot”

“Wow. He won every area of the country except the northern half which “coincidentally” is the most Islamized and suffered the largest scale attacks. Just shows how much French people even care about other French people living in other regions of the country.

He lost Nice too. Another sight of a large scale attack lol. These people literally need their families killed to understand.”

“Napoleon was best French ruler. Of course, he was also not French.”

“The US is one of a very short list of nations (I believe DPRK may be the other) that actually tries to collect taxes on residents no longer within their borders. You can’t leave the farm (legally). Though they probably try harder against the low hanging fruit, poor people in the US.”

“We either accept terrorism as a part of our open vibrant society or we accept a massive surveillance state to keep us safe

sorry no other option”

“Patreon artists seem to constantly run into family and health problems.”

“Faggots tend to have higher IQs, which is why they make up a disproportionate amount of both geniuses and mentally ill psychopaths. I can’t back this up with any sort of quantitative evidence, but I assume that the normalization of faggotry has increased the hedonistic and self-destructive nihilist tendencies of the average homo compared to times past when high IQ homos were naturally channeled into a more productive application of their abilities by social incentives”

“Whenever you are out in public and can’t figure out what the deal with everyone is, think about how heavily medicated they are.”

“Your robotic future isn’t the Venus Project, it’s Mom’s Friendly Robot Company.”

“This is evident from how we treat our popular technology now. We care more about the brand putting it out than the utility of the product.”

>Game is about outcasts finding a place where they belong and changing the world with real friends and cute girls
>In reality anyone deviating from the norm even slightly never finds friends and is discarded and spit on by society, forced into a life of shitty depression and eventually dying a virgin loser
Why are Atlus such liars?”

“they’re saying if you’re going to be successful outcasts then you better have guts, charm, knowledge, kindness, skilled, be extremely lucky, have a lot of useful connections, and control magical powers.

which is all true of the real world.”

“This is a degradation of any honest work, for every honestly working man must ask today: Does it have a purpose at all that I work? I will really never accomplish anything, and there are people who, practically without work, can not only live, but in practice even dominate us, and that’s their goal.”

“This is a reminder that the average American has no idea that the Interregnum happened. At best he might recognize the name Oliver Cromwell and that he had something to do with England. But that the English ever killed their king, he has no idea.

His understanding of history is that after the fall of Rome, there was the Dark Ages, about which the only thing you need to know is that there were crusades, details not important, and then there was the Reformation, and Henry VIII in England killed his wives, and then nothing important happened until the Americans revolted against King George.”

“I read about that case. They railroaded him. They dug all through his life to find something to nail him on because he was going against the narrative.

It was literally nothing. I think he forgot to disclose a small loan from a family member when he bought a house. The loan had long since been repaid but because he didn’t disclose it at the time they went after him.

Another time that they arrested him (his been arrested tons of times) and the cops threw him in a holding cell with a bunch dirty Muslims that knew who he was.

They left him to be beaten and most likely killed. They beat the shit out him, stomped on his head and kicked his face in. They knocked out all the teeth in the front of his mouth, top and bottom.”

“Did not know the guy but watched the clip where he was at a restaurant with his family and the police just came out of nowhere to trow him and his family out for “disturbing the peace”. Even after seing they where just peacefully trying to eat and afteer the owner/staff told the police they where welcomed customers.”

“He’s getting an extraordinary amount of flak for filming these Pakis. They say the flak’s the worst when you’re above the target.

There must be more to this than we think.

Maybe the upper echelons are scared of some connection to the rapists.”

>ignores context of spending trillions on the military and other dumb non-investments for ZOG, institutional bubbling of the economy, and other destructive behavior that applies the same costs to society as socialist programs
>hah you want some SOCIALIST program like healthcare or education or some other investment in society? go write a check commie! Lower my taxes!

“All the shit heads already get everything for free. We’re just adding good people when we talk about socializing things.”

>government allows the water and air to get poisoned while taking bribes to subsidize industry

>everybody in the area gets cancer

>lol you’re on your own commie!

“You might be able to cure your cancer by watching some motivational sales tapes.”

“Southeast KY is 99.5% white, but poor with a drug issue and terrible infrastructure. The area is rich in natural resources, namely coal. Yet the counties are broke, the internet is early 2000s-tier, cell phone coverage is horrible, & some people don’t have running water. The region has produced trillions of dollars worth of coal, but you know who got that money? Capitalists who paid the locals $10/hour to mine the coal. The locals are poor, the coal workers are dying of cancer they got from the coal, and the companies won’t pay the medial bills. This is why a strong nationalist government is needed, to implement some socialist measures into the economy. Natural resources like oil, coal, and others should be nationalized, the money comes from the land, and the people own the land and thus should benefit from the profits, not a few capitalists who take 95% of the money, and then shut down and leave the area poor with no jobs. The people in southeast KY should be RICH, they’re sitting on trillions of dollars of black gold, yet live almost 2nd world. The people who talk 99% of the time about race need to get with the program, even if it’s 100% white, you have to have an economic plan, too. What’s being done to white kentuckians is disgusting. Capitalism is just as bad as what you say communism is, and makes everybody poor and into a defacto slave. The difference is communism is dead and capitalism is raping us currently.”

“Reminder that meth is popular in the Appalachians because it is the only thing keeping coal miners awake doing 20 hour shifts 6 days a week.”

“I guess they shouldn’t have sold their land off for pennies then.”

“They didn’t, a lot of it was nationalized and then sold off again in federal auctions. They rest were by and large extorted off the land because of really esoteric clauses in land titles over mineral rights.”

>Some rich anglo colonialist family owns half a state
>sells off all the land in parcels
>land changes hands 20 times in 300 years
>one person finds coal on his property
>”U’m you don’t own that, I do because my great grandpappy owned the land back in the 1750s

“Because that’s the most accurate and faithful translation, and all other versions have a “flavor” with them which would change the outlook of a character.(Like someone who’s supposed to be a dumbass saying french jargon)

I don’t see what’s people’s problem with it being translated as only that. If the original writer put “shikata ga nai” 100 times, then there’s absolutely no problem with “it can’t be helped” appearing 100 times. It’s not the translator’s or anyone’s duty to make sure it doesn’t “get boring/samey” for the english consumers.

Next you’re gonna tell me that “anata /danna-sama” needs to be mixed up with “honey,sweetie, qtpie, lil’ muffins, my teddy bear” because it’s “used too much” by married women.”

“That’s the problem for them. They want translators to make up their lines instead of translating stuff as it is. Some of these idiots speak out from time to time how they love/hate their job because “Japs are weird, ugh…, but at least I can change it to suit my views!””

“Thing is translators want to push “liberal” translations because then they can’t be held accountable for messing up lines. Most of the people complaining on twitter and the images you see passed around are from translators trying to push meme translations. This is propaganda to excuse what are essentially rewrites.”

2017 Apr 02 ~ 21

“9S: Okay Okay
2B: Only 1 time k’

>Jap 9S

>Murrican 9S
For the love of Christ! You too?!

English localization is a joke.”

“Toobie playthrough is bluepilled and you think that you are pulling the weight and Nines is there just taking pictures and probably to make a report.

When you hit the Route B you learn that it actually was Nines who did all the job singlehandedly and didn’t even take any credit for it mostly because he was way too happy just having 2B around.”

>Be a fan of a Niche game/series
>Not a lot of people to talk to because “Sorry anon, no one played that game/series.”
>”Never heard of it”
>Niche game/series gets a amazing sequel
>It explodes in popularity
>Suddenly everyone and their mother are claiming to be longtime fans of the series

Why lie? Why not just say you’re new to a series and leave it at that?

I’ve had this happen a few times and now it’s happening again with Automata and it’s just baffling to me. I’m not mad that one of Taro’s games finally got popular (I’m actually pretty happy with it) I’m just kinda mad at all the people now pretending that they’ve been longtime fans now that one of his games became popular.”

“That’s just how normies are.”

>not 2001
Fucking casuals.

I was literally the first guy to find out about the game in our school, got my friends playing and started the whole fad in our local area.”

“Yeah, I’m sure everyone these days talks about how cool you are.”

“Oh wow bro, no way, that was you?! Let me shake your hand bro, what a legend.”

“You should start your sentence with “sweetie” if you’re trying to sound like a condescending twitter tranny.”

“When you don’t pay for the product, you’re the product.

Its like facebook, shit isn’t free in the end.”

“that’s wrong… you are always the product no matter if you pay or not. if they can get extra shekels they will always go fot those extra shekels. a good example would be smart-tvs.”

“On neo-internet 3.0, you’re not wrong. And I hate that so much.

I’d pay $40 for such software gladly, if they’d just keep their fingers off of my shit afterwords, but anymore personal dataminding is in EVERYTHING.

I guess I just yern for computing in the 90s”

>in our lifetimes people will start building PCs with obsolete 90s parts again just so the government is no longer spying on them
Is there any individual piece of hardware that is not also compromised, at this point? I know most newer GPUs are sending data back regardless, I know most motherboards are via the BIOS if it even still has a BIOS instead of the new software based thing they use to collect data even easier, I know everything post-i5 from Intel in CPUs collects absolutely everything you do, does RAM as well? Is there anything that isn’t spying on us these days?”

“open source routers with call-back blocklists throw a giant monkey wrench in these systems.

We just need to maintain a list of the IP addresses used in these systems and update it regularly.”

“- 60 hour work weeks to afford condo in suburbs
– nagged by HR cat lady; sexism PowerPoint meetings
– lectured on white privilege
– marry overweight career woman, have one kid at 37 who is on autism spectrum
– only hobbies Netflix and fantasy sports
– hooked on expensive medications only doctor can give
– corn syrup body, soy face, estrogen water ruins hormones
– spend hours complying with regulations and navigating Byzantine legal system
– sell house to government to afford nursing home where Somali nurse steals from you”

“How do I even get this good

Where do I start in transitioning from pencil and paper to tablet?

Those fucking beautiful hands.”

“All of /ic/ spouts that just drawing spaghetti people in graphite for years will eventually mean one day you can paint like the OP and they always leave out the transitional practice methods because those are the actual difficult parts.”

“As to the ‘how this sells soap’ question, my guess is that it’s regular old positive association, in the same way that Starbucks reminds everyone they use decomposable cups. There is no direct connection between green cups and buying more coffee, but if you think ‘well these guys are trying to do something good’ its easier to use special pleading to allow yourself to have an extra coffee today.”

“A secular country fighting a war against a literal Sunni caliphate and finally winning international support uses chemical weapons on a non military target miles from the front for no reason whatsoever.

Since the State department and UN verified all the chemical weapons were removed this also means they had to be manufactured recently and evaded mandatory chemical weapons inspections by the UN.

Btw chemical nerve agents are incredibly difficult and expensive to manufacture and store, so if you aren’t using them for incredibly strategic purposes they are literally a waste of finite and expensive chemical resources that could be put towards conventional munitions.

The guy who is using cheap dumb Barrel bombs 2 years ago is suddenly manufacturing some of the most advanced weapons on Earth today without rebuilding a single laboratory destroyed by the war.”

“Wow Syria doesn’t have an ineffectual UN puppet leader? Better kill a few million civilians there.”

“People didn’t stop believing in facts. They just don’t get them anymore. We live in cities, work in offices, cut off from anything that is happening, receiving information about them only on screens and in papers that can be – and usually are – created with bias. Questioning them isn’t madness, it’s the rationality that keeps us from being drones of the Big Brother. Sure, some people question correct information. But then their correctness must be proved instead of the people ridiculed.”

“Okay guys, this is rock bottom. Watching this video I realize we really have been had. The Jews are pulling all the strings. Look how they try to snivel in the whole “oh my god we don’t want to be refugees if only you guys deposed Assad we totally wouldn’t come to Europe ;)” angle. The Jews are doing this deliberately. Of course none of that shit is true. The Jews destroyed Lybia and now what? Have the refugee waves from Lybia subsided after the deposing of Gaddafi? Yeah didn’t think so. Quite the opposite.

The alt-right is a complete playball in the book of the Jews now. The kikes are adapting and planning around it. Even I underestimated the nefariousness of this thing. 4D chess is real, but its the kikes playing it on us”

“I don’t think Hillary would have been better because every “rightist” would still insist it’d be different if trump won thus perpetuating the reformist system strategy, whereas the same people cheering trumps treason would never have engaged in any resistance (in the real sense) but would have just continued to watch fox and drudge and bitch ineffectively.

The pool of potential revolutionaries is fairly small, but Trumps treason will realize more of those with such potential than a Hillary win would have”

“The Judaic (particularly Christian and Islamic) end time prophecies are expertly designed to suppress doubt and reinforce faith through a feedback loop, where everything that contradicts the revealed religion can be dismissed as “evil lies” that were “prophecied” thus simply proving the word of yeshu or moe

It also resigns people to fatalism and inaction on the basis that the worse things get the nearer the judgment day is and that any action is pointless and even sinful as it comes from a lack of faith in imminent salvation”

“Yemen is the poorest country in the entire region and yet there is a constant stream of pictures and videos coming out, showing Saudi Arabia dropping phosphorus, chemical weapons, and assorted cluster bombs on Shiite civilian areas. There is no question about these things. No doubt they are taking place and fired from Saudi military actors. We can SEE a continuous flow of image frames, showing how the relevant craft are positioned and the weapons deployed as they fly towards the buildings and market places.
Pictures of disfigured, burned and crippled shia children abound, and nobody shows them on TV, EVER.

It’s only with Assads supposed atrocities that this conspicuous shortage of meaningful footage exists, despite the fact that the Iraq-Syria War has been the most medially documented and widely shared about conflict in the history of humanity.”

“Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

“Nobody assumes all women want children, however, every woman’s mother did want children.”

“I remember when /pol/ was a comfy space for shitposting and NatSoc posting.

I remember when /pol/ recognized neocon kikery and opposed it.

Now with the influx of faggots from T_D and other normies during the Trump campaign, /pol/ has become a low IQ hivemind that would suck the shit out of ‘muh god emproors’ ass if he asked them to.

Donald Trump is the peak of kikery, he has become what we always hated, his daughter is married to a merchant and he sucks Bibi’s cock every day.

With his latest move in Syria, and NSC changes, as well as the removal of Flynn during the Russia scandal, Trump has completely surrendered himself to the neocon kike establishment that we wanted him to fight against.

Trump is the best shabbos goy.

Old fags will recognize this and side with Assad, low IQ newfag bandwagon T_D faggots; who have created some weird cult of worship around Donald Trump, will side with him regardless of whether or not he his right or wrong.

Oldfags stand with me against these /nu/pol fags now.”

“What a coincidence that a fully loaded missile frigate shows up in Syria two days before the causus belli they need to open fire”

“This sarin gas bullshit is a pure false flag, but the Trumpcucks in whose minds it is real are still using insanely retarded logic, namely:

“Assad should have killed these innocent babies for no reason using high velocity explosives and shrapnel like us civilized human beings!”

If the Syrian Arab Army had killed 50 children using internationally approved projectiles (like say tomahawk missiles) there would be some standardized bitching phoned in by groups like the UN and shills like John McCain, but no one important would seriously suggest escalating things and it would all be forgotten tomorrow.

The people you see signalling about chemical weapons are not human beings in possession of rational faculties, they are drooling moronic biological automatons, programmable slabs of meat who do not qualify for personhood and thus are not entitled to “rights” or moral consideration.

It is ok to kill them, and if anyone decides to expend their minimal potential doing so, it is a cause for celebration.

Those who support war with Syria because of a false flag gas attack do not deserve to live.”

“Liberals on Trump:
Blow up Muslims = 🙂
Deny them visas = :(“

“Okay, so the narrative is that even though Assad was winning the war, he decided to drop illegal chemical weapons on civilians in order to demoralize his opposition into giving up sooner.

Even if that’s the case, then how is this different than the apology for the nuclear bombing of Japan? Except the nuclear bombings killed thousands of times more civilians.”

“Notice nobody is posting ‘Pray for Syria’ now.”

“Multicultural leftist: We need to invade this Islamic nation

Alt Righter with crusader cosplay: We should leave them alone”

>cluster munition canisters paraded as evidence of sarin plane missile canisters
>non airtight cylindrical containers
>the pilots would die from exposure on the runway since someone can’t wear a biohazard suit in the cockpit of Sukhoi
>the only way to deliver sarin by plane is in spherical bomblets that only 2 countries can manufacture
>All other sarin delivered by artillery or mortars
>evidence for supposed UN tier war crime courts being used as flowerpots

“What would air delivered Sarin containers even look like? I can’t find photos of any.”

“2 part spheres. Obviously neither the US nor Russia will declassify actual photos because we don’t actually have chemical weapons because we totally signed a treaty and destroyed our stickpiles plus the fact that China would try to reverse engineer the capsule mechanism from photographs.”

“The Constitution does not say that. Pres. Trump did not declare war for which he would need congressional approval. He was well w/in his rights of commander-in-chief to strike. What if Syria or Iran hit the U.S. w/chemical weapons and babies were killed? Wouldn’t we want other countries to come to our defense? This could be a our modern day holocaust if we turn a blind eye to it.”

“It’s not war we’re just bombing them”

“just the tip”

“In 2014 the US state department under John Kerry and Obama declared “every ounce” of sarin was removed from Syria. They even tweeted it.
So either they lied then or they’re lying now.”

“no goy they only said “declared”. They’ve got massive caches in the desert goyim believe us just like Saddam”

“”Where are they?”
“Somewhere out in the desert fam”
“Oh you mean the treeless relatively flat place that can be seen by satellite?””

“Its hilarious because water is better at hiding magnetic signatures than sand.”

“The biggest evidence that this strike was all show and neo-con plan was all these world leaders now clapping as hard as Americans when they finally reach the front of the McDonalds line praising trump on the strikes. You have the UK, Canada’s Tru “nice hair weed flare” deau, you have Germany and other EU states standing and clapping as hard as they can saying “thank you America God bless xDDDDD” like the controlled puppets they are over this.”

“all within 12 hours of the strike, without even thinking about timezone differences.

They had the speeches prepared in advance.”

“We were trying to avoid getting back at the US-Propaganda but we are compelled to do one more round.

For the sake of the argument, they are claiming that the targeted airbase was the one used in the alleged chemical attacks, so if what they say is true, if indeed they destroyed the whole airbase and all of their missiles hit their designated targets, and if this airbase had chemical agents, why no chemical agents got leaked?

Or the “Chemical weapons” developed by Syrian scientists can only harm underage boys (since in all their staged videos not a single girl was seen, in case no one noticed).

More so, let’s say it was true also for the sake of our point, didn’t they have any regards to the nearby villages that such “chemical agents” may result in catastrophic civilian deaths? Oh wait we only covered that one, the Syrian “chemical agents” are smart enough not to harm anyone but little boys.

Those who can’t see what really is happening, pick a lie, then pick whichever explanation provided by the US-Propaganda that suits your level of intelligence, because there is not helping you at this point; you were deceived in Vietnam, in Iraq, and Libya, and now in Syria; fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, but fool me four times … we’ll let you continue it however you like.

Finally, on the ground, as we said, the airbase is back into service, the bulk of the attack was foiled, 36 missiles did not reach their targets and the attempted show of force backfired into a show of insufficiency.

– Syrian Arab Army”

“Antifa literally protested an alt right demonstration against a foreign war

“The competition to merely exist in those parts of the world is cutthroat and tough. So when they get to the New World it’s like an introduced species exploding out of control.

Look at Jews, Alawites, Maronites, Armenians in their native habitats they’re often relatively poor and just hanging on to their territories and neighborhoods by a thread.”

“Yes. And the manorialism of the Hajnal territories (the Franks) selectively bred people who were easy to lead and organize, but also very vulnerable to more tribalistic peoples. Fox and henhouse. Dumb down your own people, and you will find them quickly taken over by outsiders.

[…] Once the lower classes of an invading group are established, then their ruling class comes in. And they are very different. Noone feels threatened by the chode incel Indian beta men coming… but then you see the Brahman’s coming in, and they are taller, better looking, and move with confidence and authority. Same with Arabs, same with Chinese; 100 years ago it was small and ugly little Chinese people… no threat. Now it is the ruling class coming over from China, and they are as tall as us, and quite arrogant and confident.”

“California used to have their own public power system. It was very well run and also very long sighted. They sold it all off and…power shortages where they rape the taxpayer. Higher prices less service.

Government systems may not be quite as efficient as private but private systems goals are not in line with the public. Public systems goals are “supposedly” in line with helping the public. If you lose a little on efficiency with the public you gain it back with goals not to sap the public with as many fees as possible and siphon off as much profit as possible.”

“The airbase that Trump bombed has been protecting a Christian town called Mahardah, which is about 40 miles away.

Crippling the airbase meant that those Christians were and are still more likely to be overrun, gang raped, enslaved, and massacred by ISIS.”

“Copts were pretty much exterminated or driven out of Egypt during the ascent of democracy and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their liturgical music is all that remains of the music of Pharaonic Egypt.

When they were being exterminated, along with Druze, Yezidi, etc. Christians in the US spoke up and were told (in the person of Ted Cruz) “If you do not stand with Israel, I will not stand with you”.

Lesson: some genocides don’t matter.”

“Bana’s apparently still posting on Twitter. How retarded do you have to be to believe this account is anything other than a mouthpiece for kike propaganda? A seven-year-old Syrian girl in a war zone with a verified Twitter handle and a fluent command of English? Seems legit.”

“You know for sure she is a Syrian child because she starts right off saying “I am a Syrian child” in the beginning of her tweet”

“How impressed are you when China or whoever does some stupid shit to flex their muscles? You think “what a bunch of faggots” right? That’s what the world is thinking about America right now “what a bunch of faggots”. Nobody is scared and nobody cares.”

“If Paris got gassed instead of Idlib we’d be told it’s just a part of city life.”

“I explain to her that she has everything she needs to invest and get rich for herself and for her family to continue doing so for generations. But it turns into pulling teeth just to make sure she doesn’t throw away what my grandparents accumulated for her. She gets it all free and somehow it’s right that I start from scratch? I’m not a nigger and I’d be okay, but it’s a huge loss and a huge waste.”

“Sounds like my dad who stayed at home into his 30s but told me I was a piece of shit when I wanted to stay with him when I was 17”

“Using the pool of family resources, I could turn us into millionaires in a couple decades but it somehow makes sense to force me to be a wagecuck in a bad economy for 20 years and pay half my earnings in interest why? How is that not torture?”

“Why is neo/v/ autisming so hard over this game? It’s decent, but if it wasn’t for waifushit nobody would even talk about it.”

“Just because it has attractive females it’s not waifushit you piece of shit.”

“Its kinda funny.
Listening to Video game OST is considered nerdy or stupid.
But the irony is some of the best songs iv herd are from games (Mostly Japanese games and some Anime)
I think the fact games (and anime) have such unreal and abstract settings allows artists to do pretty much anything they want.
While movies cant afford to do the same anymore because they cost so much and have to appeal to as large audience as possible so you will mostly just hear normie stuff.
And TV and Radio pretty much only play the most popular garbage.”

>Listening to Video game OST is considered nerdy or stupid
Says who?
People who arent you?
How about you stop being a fucking sheep for once in your fucking life, shithead.
Live your own goddamn life, you’re not anyone else, you’re you. You’re only going to be you.

If youre so hell bent on other people’s opinions you’ll never grow as an individual yourself.
Quit stunting your own growth.”

“You are missing a very, very small point. People around affect you and your life directly. All this don’t be a sheep talk is relevant to some degree and by fact false most of the time. Whenever you go against majority’s views you will have to face consequences.”

“You hate pop music and I can’t blame you for that.

Mainstream music is poison for the mind and soul.

Japanese make some awesome game ost but you what you love about it is the emotions the songs convey.

There is good music like this outside of video games though. so I hope you don’t limit yourself to just game osts”

>People not as nerdy as you don’t recognise it’s vidya music unless it’s mario.
No, but they make weird faces and ask where the lyrics are and why you’re listening to weird orchestra Beethoven shit.”

“Are they 12?”

“Then they’re faggots. Like I give a shit if they don’t like my music.”

“Yeah, any day now Assad is going to start gassing the United States. Are boomers actually this stupid?”

“A SU-20 with a maximum combat range of 715 miles is going to fly across the Mediterranean and then the Atlantic a full 6670 miles carrying a full payload of bombs they can’t manufacture filled with poison gas the US State department confirmed they didn’t have and drop it in a US city without being intercepted by F-16/18/22/35s or even recommissioned f14s or f4s they pulled out of museums on emergency notice or being shot down by any US SAMs, that plane will then turn around and complete it’s round trip of 13340 miles landing safely at the airstrip Trump just bombed.”

“The Nayirah testimony was a false testimony given before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a 15-year-old girl who provided only her first name, Nayirah. The testimony was widely publicized, and was cited numerous times by United States senators and President George H.W. Bush in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War. In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah’s last name was Al-Sabah, and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by American Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah’s testimony has come to be regarded as a classic example of modern atrocity propaganda.

In her emotional testimony, Nayirah stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, take the incubators, and leave the babies to die.”

>post your work

Has anybody ever proved their point here by posting their work?”

“Literally the only art that would appease people that say “post your work” is pro tier art like from the Wei Feng vs. Ruan Jia thread. Even then, you’d be hard pressed for anon to admit you have a point.”

“/ic/ has no trolling material otherwise”

“98% of /ic/ is full of shitposters that draw once a month at best, the rest of the time they hoard .pdf files and art books.

I remember a master study thread that had so much potential for growth but it only had about 4 posters and it died quickly. Threads shitting on other artists, however, usually had something like 30 posters all actively arguing to the point that there were sub-arguments.”

>I thought I had an opinion but this blog opened my eyes.

Why can’t you just say you are incapable of independent thought or critical analysis and will take any opinion you hear as your own as long as it’s presented in a neat, easily digestible format?”

“Bionicle was at it’s core a construction set/action figure. You bought the toys and basically got just a toy. Maybe there was a little leaflet with some story, but nothing of substance. What made it unique was that you had to seek out other media to get the full lore (comics, animations, internet sites, web games).

I’ve recently learned the term to describe this is called a “media project”. Bionicle was one of the earliest, possibly even the first, media projects. A media project is a product with supporting material released separately through alternative media. Overwatch is a media project. With Overwatch you buy the game and get the story through the animations, comics, interviews, etc.. Overwatch is the only western media projects I can think of. It’s more common in the east I believe.”

“Has anyone else thought of using the recent United story as a way to show the injustice of fractional reserve banking? Everyone can see the terrible consequences of United issuing more tickets than it had seats, and how that should not be allowed, but that is the same thing banks do when they issue more claims to money than they have.”

“The 4-d chess meme reminds me of here’s how Bernie can still win”

“Death is the just penalty for bringing poison to a hundred men’s lips and saying “but I did not make them drink!”.”

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are the two Republican lawmakers teaming with Democrats to stop the funding of the border wall, despite both representing districts that share a border with Mexico.

“We recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” Hurd and McSally wrote to the Trump administration in a letter, according to The Hill. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

I.e., “we depend on Mexican votes to stay in office.””

>are they being paid to discredit him?

They are. PR people are literally paid shills.

Here’s what happens:
>company realizes they’re fucked
>hires a PR firm
>PR firm digs up dirt on the guy to reframe the story
>sends it out to media contacts
>media contacts publish it
>gullible idiots eat it raw

PR people are fucking scum. If they can find dirt on you, they will use it. Otherwise they’ll just try to spin the story into

>our employees dindu nuffin
>they good boys
>he was drunk as fuck

“Can’t ban guns, okay well here’s a bunch of costly must have modifications or.else you go to jail – so either you become autistic on the laws or you are priced out of owning guns.

Then the leftists antigunners say “well you can STILL own a gun so your rights are not violated, besides what do you really need one for? Hunting? Meat is gross anyways.” and sit smugly at the Starbucks with their $2,000 macbook that daddy bought them with the trustfund.”

>If Everyone Is So Confident, Why Aren’t They Borrowing?
>Economists are struggling to explain a sudden slowdown in bank lending.

The Jews are sad they can’t borrow money at 0.5 to 1% interest and turn around and give it to you for 5 to 28%.

People aren’t borrowing money because they already have significant amounts of debt and wages have stagnated. The average revolving credit card balance is $16k.

ollectively, student loan debt amounts to $1,400,000,000,000, that’s 1.4 trillion dollars. The average debt for a 2016 graduate is $37k. We’ve gone full circle with the mortgage thing and nearly everyone owns a home again.

The same people who won in 2008 are going to win again soon.”

“I’ve been researching for years, and have never found an attempt to estimate the eugenic effects of priestly and monastic celibacy on European IQ and personality. Basically, for period of many hundreds of years, everyone with curiosity about the world or who had a talent or interest in reading and writing was systematically erased from the European gene pool. People forget that advanced, collegiate level painful study of Sophocles, Euripides and Aeschylus is basically sweating and straining over what was POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT to the Ancient Greeks.

Secondly, the Christian takeover of the Hellenistic world involved the deliberate and violent destruction of almost all libraries, public and private. The comparison to Bolshevism isn’t just Christian baiting. They also destroyed all the temples and statues. The only standing Greek temples in the territory of the Roman Empire at its height are in Southern Sicily (2) and Armenia (1). The only surviving library from the same area is from Herculaneum, the sister city of Pompeii. Christians personally destroyed all statues, temples and libraries in the following territories. Study this map [image attached is the extent of the Roman empire] – really give it some thought – to understand the overwhelming destructive power of Christianity. This whole area was totally cleansed of statues, libraries, and temples.

Secondly, even more work that has never been done by a statistician with demographic experience:

In the 16th century – purely for religious reasons – 40% of the German population was lost. I’ve never seen an estimate of how many Germans would exist today if that hadn’t happened.

Similarly, the south of France was violently cleansed of at least one million people during the Fourth Crusade. This is something like one-seventh of the population ca. 1200. The number of Europeans who never came into being because of that even has never been estimated.

Evil England has also been punished: from the rule of Henry VIII to about 1680, i.e. the period of the English Reformation – at least 17% of the British population was annihilated. After the English Civil War, about 40% of the Irish population was slaughtered.

The death toll of Semitism could measure in the billions very easily, and could in addition be responsible for a loss in average Western European IQ by as many as 30 or 40 points. Recall that just as Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus were POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT for the Greeks, Shakespeare (without the Cliff Notes) was similarly POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT for the late 16th century English. That is to say, gross plebs willingly went to Shakespeare plays for the experience of BEING ENTERTAINED. It could very easily be the case that their grossest plebs had IQs of 120, which I regard as a lower cutoff point for taking enjoyment of any kind from Shakespeare’s output.

There’s been some recent work done that the Victorians (latter half of 19th century) had a much, much higher IQ than modern Britons or Americans.

And even today, the average IQ in Germany is 107 – 7 points higher than Americans. And yes, 100 is the White average in America even before including NAMs. We are at the eugenic bottom of Western existence.”

“The Middle Ages and the Renaissance were never 90% garbage like today. Even the pleb stuff is tremendously influential. Something like 25% of Shakespeare comes directly from Commedia del’arte – a ‘popular’ form, i.e. garbage.”

“If I’m told that a service will cost $20 and I pay $20 for the service, then it should be an exception when I DO decide that the server was extra nice and I throw in an extra few dollars. My financial situation doesn’t factor into it, whether I’m Bill Gates or a lowly peasant. Everyone deserves to be able to come to a simple agreement with another human about how much that other person’s service is worth, without the other person mentally adding extra money on top of the agreement”

“I don’t see where anyone is obliged, it is just a formality. Bad tippers get shit service tho”

“That’s where the obligation comes in – the moral obligation to not be a ‘bad tipper’ and getting worse service in the future just because you paid the agreed price”

“I’m not talking about the practicality of implementing it, I’m talking about whether it’s a good or a bad system, and it’s clearly a bad system if your only argument in favour of it is that it can’t be changed”

“Liberals: Risking a Third World War with a nuclear-armed state is just an act on part of Donald Trump to disguise his ties to their president

Conservatives: Donald Trump was justified in bombing a foreign state for allegedly using weapons against its own people because America has a moral duty to uphold the dignity and rights of all citizens around the world, even thought his in every way implies we are an authority the world should submit to, because what counts as “human dignity and rights” will inevitably come from what Americans conceive as those.

Tell me again how the United States has any redeeming qualities?”

“The US wasn’t waging an illegal war in Cambodia, it was just limited airstrikes on military targets.”

>Be Israel
>Illegally occupy Golan Heights
>refuse to return land to Syria citing political instability
>find oil in Golan heights
>start illegally drilling for Syrian oil

Holy Fuck did Hadrian not go far enough.”

“On Passover, no less. No less! How could he make such comments about Jew Deaths on a holiday celebrating in the glory of the horrific mass murder of Egyptian goyim children?”

>US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

Yeah they were just chatting about it on skype or some shit.

If it were a real gas attack, let us be honest, it would be in person or paper only.”

>Shit talks her for three paragraphs
>I like your work though

How the actual fuck do normies stand being around women? Is the vagina really enough of an incentive to put up with mental gymnastics like this every day of your fucking life?”

“Can you imagine a man commenting on a similar image where a male model is doing something vintage like shooting ducks in a leather vest with a perfect backdrop of water and reeds and a champion quality Labrador? Would that be considered “toxic masculinity?”

This picture depicts something you’d commonly see in Garden and Gun magazine, or on TV for that matter. No one lives the ideal life or is truly the Ubermensch, but it does not hurt anything to have examples and role models in your life so you can strive to attain it.

Perhaps the commenter would prefer seeing a fat woman wearing a wife beater making a sheet cake in a trailer, an image that would make her feel better about herself. That isn’t what continuous improvement is about. You don’t want to be the smartest, strongest, most successful, or best looking people in your circle of friends. Otherwise you’ll regress towards the mean versus having forward mobility.

TLDR: commenter has a loser mentality.”

“I was arguing against a dindu the other day who thought blacks were being massacred in the streets by police, and he cited the news as his source because he is a dumb nigger.

Then I posted FBI numbers proving blacks commit armed robbery at a rate 6:1 to whites.

Then he said I was changing the subject so I had to remind him committing violent crimes is a good way to get shot by police.”

“One woman entering the workforce destroys 3 families: First, the family she could have created if she were a stay-at-home mom. Second, the family a man could’ve created if he had her job. Third, the family of the woman whose husband she’s cheating with.”

“Bull sculptor wants the fearless girl sculpture removed because it changes the original meaning behind the bull which is to represent the “fighting spirit of the United States and of New York.””

>Muh equality
>I know! That’s make a sculpture of a LITTLE GIRL being stubborn, like children tend to do until they gewt their way (or until it doesn’t work then they start crying for help for a mommy and daddy)…
>Let’s put it in front of this sculpture we KNOW has a whole series of meanings that go back to the Mycenaean period and before across pretty much every culture ever

How long until a group of feminists get angle grinders, and in the middle of the wee hours of the morning, castrate the Bull because it’s message has NOW BECOME mysoggyknee and partridgetree?

Honestly I getting fucking sick of it.”

“Can someone make a sculpture of a smirking father figure with his hand patting her head and put it there?

Let’s see if that “doesn’t” change the meaning.”

“To be honest, I think the fearless stupid little girl thinking she is brave, when in fact she’s opposing and taunting things of good faith, is a perfect artistic representation our modern feminists.”

>“This is a piece of work all women of any age,
It’s a little girl, you concieve of yourself as children
Obesity rates in America are skyrocketing, this kid ain’t the right “shape”
The kid is clearly either white or, at most, hispanic
>or creed can relate to.
Judging by the way she’s dressed this kid isn’t muslim, jewish, or in fact any “creed”
>A work which reminds us today’s working woman
It’s a stubborn child challenging an 2000lb bull, plus when’s the last time you saw any women do farm work?
>is here to stay
They were never not there
>and has taken her place in the nation’s financial district.”
Yep, and this little girl is about to learn that if you mess with the bull, you get the horns.”

“Man… makes sculpture of animal, celebrating the spirit of the city.

Woman… makes sculpture of herself, celebrating herself, demanding attention.”

“this guy may actually shoot back so our beloved Jack Bower wannabes are busy eating their donuts right now”

“What’s with Japan and their fascination to childhood friends, that Japanese devs keep inserting at least one character with that trait into their games? I can’t see the appeal of someone that’s stuck so long with the MC but never elevated their relationship to beyond friends.”

“Whats with US and their fascination with LGBT, the American devs keep inserting at least one character with that trait into their games? I cant see the appeal of someone thats sucks cocks but its character never elevated beyond being gay.”

“You have one of 2 ways of addressing “it is never ok to hit a woman”:

>the phrase became commonplace when it was wrong to hit a woman because they all acted like ladies

>the phrase became commonplace when women were considered property and hitting a woman was considered property damage”

“What’s the full name of Darwin’s “Origin of Species”?”

“On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”

“What is the definition of “Marketing”? […] When I took Marketing at Columbia they taught me, “overcoming sales resistance”.”

“Once something’s institutionalized, no one has to know what’s going on, that’s how you make your living.”

“The lyrics to “Chocolate Rain” are poetic and political, but the overall effect of the video was unintentionally hilarious. Did it frustrate you that you weren’t taken seriously?”

“Is any artist taken seriously? What does that even mean? Most artists who create art about serious topics are not received in that light. Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Really Care About Us” didn’t catalyze massive criminal justice reform. Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” didn’t catalyze structural reform to obliterate poverty. If everyone who heard John Lennon’s “Imagine” voted to support pacifist international utopianism, the world would have very different political leaders. No song is taken seriously. The artist just makes the song like a parent makes a child. But in this case, the child is immediately put-up for adoption by the world. The world raises that child. How the world raises the child is not the artist’s job ? it’s the world’s. I can’t worry about how the world does its job. I can only worry about how I do mine.”

“When you appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of his Internet Talent Showcase in 2007, there was a clear division between being “internet famous” and “mainstream” famous? Do you think that still exists?”

“What is “mainstream” anyway? “Mainstream” is a category the media invented to talk about itself. It’s a baptismal anointment by journalism’s religion. It’s an effort by self-nominated cultural critics to matter by enforcing the way somethign else matters.”

“Tell me about the biggest troll you’ve ever encountered.”

“You keep trying to bait these reality TV answers! You want me to disclose a memorable freak-out or moment of dramatic tension in my life, like a Kardashian. You want a highly-quotable “train wreck” moment. People love to watch and click train wrecks. Unfortunately, I’m a bad train wreck. If I was a better train wreck, I’d probably be more successful in entertainment. There’s no train-wreck story here.”

“I don’t think you know much about old masters methods and materials. Much better materials now? In many cases simpler-made materials are better than the mass-produced materials we have now. Their paints had better handling properties and they knew more about how to use them because of experience and an artistic culture that was more involved. Many of the materials that are superior for painting are very difficult to come by now. Many of the materials are being sold commercially and are widely used that are not actually good, while the superior materials are now so expensive, if you even have the luck or the tenacity to find what materials are good and what are not.”

“Also don’t forget this: safety. Many of the best pigments with the best colors are extremely toxic, and so they can’t be sold today. Lead white, Arsenic yellow, etc. In the old days artists could use them because no one knew they were dangerous, or if they did they didn’t care. As a result their paintings had much richer colors. Nowadays all you can get are knockoff colors made from safe materials. Sure we don’t want random people getting cancer from paint, but to get that we have to accept that our colors will never be as vivid as the old ones.”

“Can digital not reproduce vividness?”

“Is this a joke?”

“No, especially not on shitty consumer grade monitors. Digital can barely reproduce as good as shitty prints, and that’s only if you get an extremely good top of the line specialist display.

And when comparing digital to real paint… IT’s not even close! Seriously, look at a picture of a painting on your computer, and then look at the painting in real life. The colors aren’t even comparable. It’s like saying a porn pic of a pussy is the same as the real thing.

Maybe one day future digital display tech could catch up… But that day is certainly not today.”

“Digital is a completely different art. So different that I was only talking about physical painting materials compared to now, apples to apples. There really isn’t a comparison with viewing art on a display and looking at the real painting. I thought by better materials you meant for actual oil painting as the old masters did, which isn’t always true (there are a few cases where it is but you’d have to do research), but now it seems you’re contrasting physical painting with digital painting. You may as well say that we have so much better materials now for sculpture because there is zbrush. I don’t know what you mean by ethereal realm of sensation. Sensation is to do with the earthly realm, and it is important still. What can monitors do to compete against dimensions of a canvas?

In the art of physical paintings, particularly with oils, it isn’t false that there are materials today that we are taught by the prevalent artistic culture to use that simply are not as good, and many good materials that are in scarcity. I could give many examples, but you seem to think searching after perfection and archivability is autism.

You truly show your lack of knowledge about old painting. There are written documents by artists about ideal situations for the viewing of paintings, and how the surface should be… And I really don’t know why you would equate contemporary artistry with digital. Digital is only a small part of modern art-making.

But this is only talk of materials of painting. There are still qualities of old masters that many still sense as lacking in our modern artists, and not simply for historical reasons or qualities that have to do with representation.”

“In reality, politics is really simple. It was figured out thousands of years ago in great detail. All you really need to know is this: to work well, a nation needs to best people at the top making the decisions, and the worst people at the bottom sweeping the streets, and everyone else in between doing stuff that makes sense according to their natural abilities and inclinations.

Simple stuff.

Democracy is the reverse of that. It’s the worst system imaginable. By making rulership some kind of gay popularity contest, you’re getting rat-like schemers and serial liars being promoted to the top of society, while honest men have no chance of competing. This is doubly so if you allow every last retard, criminal and third world primitive a right to vote as well ? which, of course, the Jews insist is more “democratic.”

Indeed, it is more democratic ? because the essence of democracy is about flipping the order of nature upside down.”

“Are not the arts of association as valuable or more valuable than anything else you learn when you’re young? I read how executive hiring is done and it almost never has to do with your training in whatever you’re being hired for. I’m thinking of Apple I believe: ‘Is this the person we would like to have around three years from now?’ Or bend an elbow with, or just talk with? And that’s why you’re passed from set of executives to set of executives.

But you wouldn’t tell kids that right? It’s people who have the highest grade point averages and SAT scores! Well I spent an hour a few years ago with the admissions officer for Harvard college, and about thirty years ago an hour with the director at Princeton, and let me tell you, their polite dismissal of SAT scores was intimidating to listen to, as if you’d have to be crazy to let someone in. Let me see if I can condense how you get into Harvard or Princeton. Of course you can get into both by donating a building, but how do other people get in? They’re being analyzed on their ability to either become wealthy or famous, either one will work. […]

The Harvard Lady said we look for a record of excellence, and what does excellence consist of, it’s sometime in the first eighteen years of your life, figuring out how to add value to the people around you, although she didn’t say this in a way that catches public attention. So you might walk across the United States, or bicycle the permiter of the country, or row across the Atlantic Ocean, those are the physical ways. You might start a little charity or set up some weather service or some pollution monitor around Hartford. There are a substantial number of kids doing this as we sit here. They’re writing a record of being able to add value to the community around them.

And then the other fellow, the Princeton guy, said the same thing in different words. I asked him, what part of resumes submitted do you look at first? And the answer metaphorically caused my jaw to open, hobbies he said. I said I’ve been taught all my life leave that off because it’s not germane. He said on the contrary, it’s the only honest information you’re likely to get. How does someone spend their time when it’s their free choice to spend? It’s a window into their mind or their heart. What kind of hobbies? He said, well ideally, someone would have a physical hobby, an intellectual hobby, and a social hobby, because that would show they’re exploring these large… well, physical hobbies, you mean football, baseball? Well, he said, it’s better than nothing, but we would prefer not to see team sports. I said, all my life I’ve been told team sports identify your ability to work in a team, he said, what happens in a team sport is if you decide to dog it, it’s very hard to tell which guy on the line has dogged it or not, or which running back has gone down more quickly than he should’ve gone down, he said, we prefer solo hobbies that involve physical danger. You mean you want kids to put their necks at risk? For example he said, horseback riding is a dead giveaway, the horse weighs a half ton or more, if you go trail riding and you don’t know what you’re doing your head gets caught on a branch and you become a headless horseman, if the horse doesn’t like you it’ll roll over on top of you […] You have to actually know what you’re doing, you can’t say “Is this an A job or a B job” if you live. Then he said sailing a small boat outside of land, if you don’t know what you’re doing you end up in the middle of the Atlantic, or if a wind comes up you can’t see landmarks because of the waves”.

So I said, those things are associated with the prosperous classes, what could someone in ordinary classes do? He said, well, we just let somebody in, this is probably one of the nicest factoids in my mind in my life, we just let someone in who invented his own sport and kept records competing against himself, past performance to present performance. It was, get ready for this, visualize this, Seatless Unicylce-riding over Broken Terrain. If I had ten lifetimes, it wouldn’t occur to me. Starting to get on a unicycle, let alone without a seat, let alone riding it over broken terrain. So they let him in because they knew he was on the fast track.

So we tell these lies, and of course, many of the people who tell these lies believe the lies. Well surely they’re going to take valedictorian. Well last year Harvard turned down eight out of every ten valedictorians who applied, and the two they took in they didn’t take in because they were valedictorians. So by removing this component from the student imagination, you can control to some extent who even applies to Harvard, and then who gets in who applies, because they don’t know what they’re doing. What’s the IT- “garbage in, garbage out”.

So what I would do is I would examine, I have a friend who started a tutoring service called The Princeton Review, and twenty years ago they were charging two hundred dollars an hour I have no idea what they charge now, but what they did was crack the code of the questions on standardized tests and he asked, Adam Robinson was his name, Adam took his money and left The Princeton Review to his partner, but Adam has written a book called What Smart Students Know, Random House. Adam was certain that you could pass standardized tests without having any knowledge of the subject as long as you understood the constraints the question architects were under. For example, two of the four answers offered are almost so absurd that if you know that you’re know left with a fifty-fifty guess. I had figured out when I was in high school that if you had some way to measure the angles on the little geometric figures on the test that you didn’t need to know, you could arrive at the answer simply by simplistic means. The evidence that all of us know, standardized tests don’t measure what they claim to measure, is that nobody, I mean nobody you encounter on the upper reaches of society would dream of hiring somebody on the basis of those tests, or on grade point averages, you’d be playing russian roulette, because they measure nothing.

The grades largely measure that you memorized what you’re told to memorize. I mean there are a few other things, but that’s the core of it. So now you know you have somebody who is obedient, and probably for clerk, that is a good measure. Not for someone who has to adapt to changing circumstances, you know, by the natural selection process of reality. It’s fairly easy without being a wise guy or being fairly learned, as long as you retain the ability to think independently from the data in front of you to penetrate the masks, the contentions that don’t conform to everyday reality.”

2017 Mar 26 ~ Apr 01

“Why are Japanese games so superior to Western games?”

“They prioritize solid gameplay mechanics over muh story and muh open world with nothing fun to do. Also they usually use more wacky/interesting settings rather than a generic Tolkien fantasy or a generic scifi western devs tend to stick to”

“Because Japan learned a long time ago that pandering to everyone, instead of just one group, is the real way to make an industry go. If a main character or two is female no one bats an eyelash. Meanwhile here retarded autistic fags screech every time the main characters aren’t all balding white men for them to jack off to.”

“Japan has developed an entertainment media culture very much focused on catering to the fans and delivering what they want in their games.

In the west we’ve developed an entertainment media culture more focused around catering to public opinion and mainstream appeal. Which naturally waters down the gaming experience with checklist style game development meant to please the widest palette possible.”

“Because japanese devs are not hipsters from San Fran who couldn’t make it into Hollywood like most western devs are. They are game developers at heart and understand that gameplay comes first.

Another thing is that western devs are pretentious as fuck and take themselves WAY too seriously, they don’t know how to have fun at all. Most japanese games have some weird fun stuff, something even 4th wall breaking because hey, it’s a game (i.e. the silent hill UFO ending), which is stuff you never see in western games because they are too busy beating off to the sound of their own voice.

You take a japanese game and every animation matters, you can analyze frame data, hitboxes and whatnot, whereas in a western game animations do not matter at all, there is barely any depth to the gameplay or any learning curve for that matter, there aren’t anything even remotely resembling combos or other strategic stuff, no, it’s just your average elder scrolls-esque gameplay where you press one button, watch a disjointed animation play and hit the enemy ignoring their hitboxes and that’s it. It’s just not fun.

While I have nothing against story driven games, we have come to a point where story, on top of shiny gwaphix, has become the sole selling point of western games, but the problem lies in the fact that your average highly praised western gaming story (i.e. Uncharted) is just a low effort cliche as fuck generic hollywood shit. So what’s even the point of playing this crap?”

“Japanese action games prioritize more abstract concepts of feedback and pacing above emulating realism, which the West does and tends to end up with shitty physics-driven shooters as a result.

The best Japanese games throw mechanical complexity into that, which the West eschews in favour of appealing to braindead playtesters and the lowest common denominator. ”

“Because they don’t pretend they’re not a videogame.”

“Israelis are seriously pitching a fit over Assad threatening to respond to their bombing his country.

Like they are posturing as if Syrians retaliating against Jewish strikes against Syrian targets amounts to unwarranted aggression

Goddamnit these kikes need to be put in their fucking place”

“I think Trump is doing fairly well, because at least Andrew Jackson only had to move heaven and earth and sacrifice his life to kill one bank.

Even the term ‘Deep State’ isn’t sufficient to describe the forces arrayed against Trump. This is Moldbug’s “Cathedral”.

The academy, the bar, feminism inc., “The Resistance” a well financed movement with Hillary as visible head, the CIA, the FBI, etc. etc.

This isn’t a swamp. This is a war machine with an unbelievably powerful propaganda arm.

Trump thinks everything can be handled by deals because he’s never dealt with ideologues, only businessmen. Businessmen want money and to save face.

My hope is still that Bannon can convince Trump which battlefield he is on. Abandoning Flynn and allowing Sessions to recuse was stupid in our political situation but would have been harmless in a business setting.”

“All of the conflict happening has happened at the political and intelligence level, not at the military level. So I highly doubt we’re going to see anything substantive except for random deaths and info dumps.”

“We can guess whatever about these guys. Bannon could be literally Hitler or wanting to nuke Iran for all anybody knows. We do know brietbart was murdered by deep state people, so that has to be a part of his psyche.”

“Its relevant because I want to know the psychology of a model. Would a virgin girl be willing to expose her body for art? Do nude models pose because theybdon’t care since lots of other people has seen her naked?”

>pretending to be an psychologist so you can get a virgin model who could pose for you

“That would be nice too. I wouldnt fuck them though. I mean wouldnt it be great that you are making a work depicting innocence and purity and your model was the same?”

“Virgin =! “innocence” and “purity”, you dumbass.

There’s plenty of lewd and unpure virgins. Look at /r9k/ and /a/, for example.”

“holy shit, exactly this. op’s notion of virginity is hilarious.

not trying to directly attack u op, but have u ever interacted with girls on a friendship basis? u don’t have to answer this so if u lie, you’re only lying to urself”

“Kyle isn’t in high-school (probably). Don’t focus on the difference between your level and others, focus on drawing what you want to draw and eventually you’ll get good at it.

As long as you practice you’ll get it perfect. If you draw tits wrong it’s just because you haven’t drawn enough tits yet.

Also ignore the majority of /ic/. They are shit-tier artists who’ll say crap like “the feet look gross” which is over-analyzing a porn piece details whilst ignoring its thematic subject, but won’t say anything about the lack of detail in the monster, the background, the excess of contrast with the foreground, or the simple fact that the center of gravity is fucked up in that pose.

In reality nobody gives a rat’s ass about that shit, we just want to see some pussy getting fucked and tits getting exposed. Focus on that.”

“White people can’t be ‘murdered.’ Whites can be deprived of their life, but not ‘murdered.’ Murder = deprivation of life + power.”

“It was a small step really. To go from saying the bloodline of your ruler does not matter, to saying that the bloodline of the people being ruled does not matter either.”

“Do you? Immigration grows economies btw.”

“For who? lmao

The workforce effectively doubled over the course of only a few decades organically with the introduction of women’s rights movements encouraging them to become wage slaves instead of having children. You could get a blue collar job in the 70s and easily sustain a large family, nowadays because of the number of people competing for the same number of jobs wages have stagnated, expenses have increased and our overall quality of life has suffered and immigration only exacerbates this problem.”

“Yeah I guess that’s why their countries of origin allow them to leave.

No retard. All it does is create more burden for the state.”

“If that is true then why are the countries with the most people not automatically the richest?”

“Growth doesn’t equal instant result obviously”

“Well how long does it take? Why isn’t Indonesia a global economic superpower like the US with the same standard of living despite having similar population sizes?

I thought liberals thought all people were interchangeable economic units and nothing more?

Maybe if we replaced the US population entirely with Indonesian immigrants they will finally be a superpower, because America has magic dirt.”

“LOL no one is competing for menial labor jobs are you this retarded?”

“do you actually believe that immigrants don’t go to college?”

“immigrants work all kinds of jobs, brainwashed mook.
and let’s see your twig ass roof a house and come tell us how menial it was.
not to mention Right to Work laws, which undercut union laborers. ya know, unions, the thing that protects the middle class from the big bad corporations you pretend to be against?”

“They’re competing for EVERYTHING you stupid idiot retarded fuck, including work as paid artists. I used blue collar jobs as an example; something as simple as working in a small warehouse taping boxes shut was at one time enough for a man to afford a home, a housewife and provide for their 37 children. Nowadays you need to have a doctorate in computer engineering math science and a spouse working full-time as a nuclear brain surgeon to be able to afford a studio apartment and feed your gay ass cat, and this has everything to do with the fact that there’s too many extraneous people fighting over the table scraps of those born in generations prior. ”

“Best advice I’ve heard and followed is

>copy other artists when you’re stuck or can’t come up with anything else.

It’s more-so good for late blooming artists because copying other people is exactly what many kids and young teens do when they’re growing up, but what people who start drawing as adults probably wont do. It will help you build confidence, design and shape language sense, and generally grant you mileage.

Later I found this same advice in a 1400 century book by Cennino Cennini

>take pains and pleasure in constantly copying the best things which you can find done by the hand of great masters. And if you are in a place where many good masters have been, so much the better for you. But I give you this advice: take care to select the best one every time, and the one who has the greatest reputation. And, as you go on from day to day, it will be against nature if you do not get some grasp of his style and of his spirit. For if you undertake to copy after one master today and after another one tomorrow, you will not acquire the style of either one or the other, and you will inevitably, through enthusiasm, become capricious, because each style will be distracting your mind. You will try to work in this man’s way today, and in the other’s tomorrow, and so you will not get either of them right. If you follow the course of one man through constant practice, your intelligence would have to be crude indeed for you not to get some nourishment from it. Then you will find, if nature has granted you any imagination at all, that you will eventually acquire a style individual to yourself, and it cannot help being good; because your hand and your mind, being always accustomed to gather flowers, would ill know how to pluck thorns.

and especially the part about limiting your masters to as few as possible, if possible, is something I’ve been following for half a year now I’d say and I think it has helped me a lot.

The worst advice I’ve heard is the opposite of above”

“I don’t believe in advice. Humans have a serious case of “Do as a I say not as I do.” It’s not even intentional evil. We have neurological issues connecting our actions with our ideals.

Instead, I have antiexamples and contradictions.

Antiexamples are artists that fuck up so bad that you just have to do the opposite of what they did. People like Andrew Dobson. They are like heroes that step on a landmine so that the rest of us can safely cross the field. There are also sites with horror stories like http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/ or https://twitter.com/forexposure_txt . How not to fail is not the same as winning. Studying failure is important too.

Contradictions, when really good Pro artists tell you one thing and do another.
They tell you that you able to work without anatomical reference, but they have expensive 3dtotalfigures sitting right by their monitors, and hundreds of GB of anatomical photos that they use constantly with adobe bridge.
They tell you not to copy other artists even though they remix others’ work all the time.
They tell you tips to present your portfolio even though they were hired because they were friends with an employee.
They talk about mastering perspective from imagination but use premade 3D grids extensively.

This is not because they are evil. But action is too abstruse to sum up in theories and rules. Otherwise we would have made a formula for drawing centuries ago.So I only trust seeing the artists work in real time (speed paintings can be faked) AND seeing them work IRL. You can hide all kind of things in internet videos.

When you have the rare chance of seeing one of your idols working in real life, and they mess up something that you have mastered, you will no longer trust advice or tutorials again.”

“That happens in literally every country, specially on the country side. No matter how much you dislike it, humans are not meant to mix and multiculturalism is a joke, after living in London as an immigrant, it was clear for me to see. Everything is better when we are among those who share our identity and contribute to our community, and it helps newer generations have a sense of identity too, which is very important for the individual. Look at this generation, it’s filled with lost souls given into nihilism, it’s truly sad.”

“I’ve lived in London for 7 years. One of the biggest multicultural cities in the world. You know what happens there? Every ethnicity divides itself, by their own will and live in districts where their people live, and completely change the landscape of it. People don’t adapt to other cultures unless they are similar or part of their identity is in it. It was shocking to go around London and move from one District where everyone is Muslim, to one where there’s only Indians, to one where all you can hear was Spanish. Why should the British people need to have their culture and city completely modified by outsiders? No one where in the world but the west would anyone see themselves having a Mayor of their capital be someone else that’s not their race.”

“Can you please read your own article? It’s literally about Somalis who can’t connect with their kids because the kid is too fucking assimilated and extremists targeting that child’s angst. and of course we should take preventative measures. But if you’re screeching because .00008% Somalis in Minnesota joined isis, and only 250 Americans have, then i think i’ll continue being a libcuck and let the shitskins do menial work and continue to help the economy by doing so.

btw our GDP per capital is ranked 12th (there’s 50 states btw).”

“If they were assimilated why would they join an extremist muslim organization, lmao. It’s like you have no critical thinking skills whatsoever.

>Somalis comprise a statistically insignificant proportion of the population so having to bribe them to not join ISIS isn’t a problem
>they’re also the reason the state is doing so well

“Liberals often use libertarian talking points to try and push for a massive swamp of 3rd world immigration into first world countries, mostly arguing that cheap labor automatically is a positive to nearly everyone in society.

I’m not going to debate any of the economics since most right minded libertarians have already picked this apart.

Social capital is way more important to people than these open borders liberals advocate. With millions of foreigners coming in every year, your society will definitely change, culturally and racially. A lot of people don’t want this and will gladly pay 40 cents more for an avocado if it means their formerly white American neighborhoods don’t become barrios. Even rich anti-racist liberals will white-flight out of anywhere with too many immigrants and make sure their kids don’t go to a majority-minority school.
I don’t understand the snobbery involved. People segregate naturally and tensions arise with forced proximity. Marginal economic benefit won’t change people’s minds. And this is why you now how a resurgence of populism and nationalism, which was completely predictable.

Sage because Destiny is a retarded manlet.”

>china has the world’s lowest population of migrants as a percentage of its population
>number one economy in the world with a per capita GDP that’s increased by 600% in less than two decades
>many examples of countries with low migrant populations showing similar per capita growth to your asinine graph during the exact same time period, even places like Mexico ($670 in 1970, $9510 today .5% immigrant) or Brazil ($440 in 1970, 11,208 today, .9% immigrant)

Why, it’s almost like chanting “OOGA BOOGA MUH GDP” and mindlessly attributing this inflation-unadjusted number you don’t even understand to immigrants from third world shit holes and ignoring all evidence that runs contrary to your cherry-picked examples is absolutely retarded or something! I certainly don’t expect you to stop being stupid on our account, though, do tell us more about how those 20 thousand unemployed Somalians have really turned Minnesota around.”

“No one is doing this. faggots like you just want to cry “damn liberals” and argue one position. No one is arguing that immigration is some divine solution. But it helps when your birthrate is low, and there’s a gap in labor that can’t be fixed otherwise, or you just want to expand your businesses, if there’s not a gap, limit your immigration, or even stop it altogether, pretty fucking simple. You’re not gonna find immigrants from other 1st worlds to do shit jobs for you, but you need people to do those shit jobs.”

>No one is doing this
Destiny is doing this.
>muh low birthrate
Maybe if the economy wasn’t based off of intergenerational theft we wouldn’t have to expand our population size until carrying capacity. And weren’t western nations concerned with “overpopulation” just 10 years ago? I guess not now, since we apparently need more brown people for our jewish ponzi scheme.
>but you need people to do those shit jobs.
wtf I had no idea that America had no plumbers, construction workers, factory workers, sanitation workers, farmers, and tradesman before we let in all the beaners.”

You realize the reason Minnesota is doing so well is because it’s population is almost exclusively Scandinavian descendant white, right?

Oh but they’re getting their Somali immigrants, that’s for sure. Would love to see the welfare and unemployment statistics for that population group.”

“>But it helps when your birthrate is low
Of course the question of why the birth-rate is low is never adressed. The fact that both partners in a couple have to work and have a high level of debt is the reason why Europe has a low birth-rate. The solution is to bring in (non-European) immigrants to make up for this, then have them integrate to the society. Even if you’re successful at integrating them (which Europe has been pretty bad at) you produce another generation with a low birth-rate. So you have to bring in more immigrants every generation. This is literally how a pyramid scheme works.

>You’re not gonna find immigrants from other 1st worlds to do shit jobs for you
You realize that labor shortage drives up real wages right? If there was a huge demand for janitors because zero Americans wanted to work in that sector, the demand would drive up the wage for that job until it got to a level where Americans would consider it. It’s not that people in 1st world countries don’t want to do “shit jobs”, it’s that they don’t want a shit wage for them.”

>Rockville school superintendent accuses parents of racism over outrage about rape

I’m sure the only reason people are mad about two Hispanic adult men raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom is because they hate the colour of their skin.”

“ALL Muslims are your enemies, with NO exceptions. The argument that not all Muslims are active terrorists doesn’t mean that they won’t do everything to destroy all forms of Free Speech, or agitate for Shariah law, or hide criminals among themselves.”

“She isn’t selling art, she’s selling a meme brand, don’t conflate the two even if they have surface similarities, one is a craft, the other is standard jew operation.”

“you guys don’t get it

youngsters need to BUILD CHARACTER

you can’t build CHARACTER if you’re ROLLING IN MONEY

t. rolling in money”

>>tfw meme art sells for more than fucking magic the gathering commissions

Magic:the Gathering is simple product made by digitalfag drones paid spare change and to be put on miniscule format so the teenagers and max early 20s naive fucks will be deceived that they have something more than collection of painted cardboard to play with each other.

Artistic value of “Magic: the Gathering” stuff is 0 and you are paid accordingly for what it is like other guys are paid to draw logos or make advertisement posters to hang on bus stops. It’s not a bad thing because it is a job, beats working in warehouse, but IT IS NOT YOU. It’s not your brand. It’s not selling more than paper.

You fuckers instead of criticizing should take notes and fuckton of them. All artists strive to be recognizable brand by their own name and to sell experience.

Do you think Mark Carder can ask $75k+ for full oil portrait because he is super awesome? NOPE. He can ask such money because he is artist that will come to your place and sell you your dream of luxury after explaining you that you actually have one. People are paying for interacting with artist, seeing his tools, all the ritual and manner and for the thought in back of the head “Holy shit, he painted George W. Bush exactly like he paints me”.

And forget that his art looks lifeless. It’s his art and his brand. And Hila also is an artist in that regard, she does her thing and people dig it and want to have it physical.

With Magic: the Gathering stuff you will never have it. Oh wait, maybe some kid will buy poster – but not from you, because it’s not your brand. It belongs to Wizards of the Coast.”

“People conflate technique with commercial success. But these things couldn’t be futher apart. All those technically excellent Magic: The Gathering paintings have a job to do. And the job is to sell the card and the brand. […]

That’s what these Sakimichan wannabes don’t understand. They copy the superficial aspects of her art expecting the same kind of success.”

“He tweeted: “Sorry Mr President, that’s not how Nato works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending Nato.

“This is not a financial transaction, where Nato countries pay the US to defend them. It is part of our treaty commitment.””

“Why did Bosnia collapse into the worst slaughter in Europe since the second World War? In the thirty years before the meltdown, Bosnian Serbs had declined from 43 percent to 31 percent of the population, while Bosnian Muslims had increased from 26 percent to 44 percent. In a democratic age, you can’t buck demography?except through civil war. The Serbs figured that out, as other Continentals will in the years ahead: if you cannot outbreed the enemy, cull ’em. The problem that Europe faces is that Bosnia’s demographic profile is now the model for the entire continent.”

“I have a “normie” Facebook as well where I have my present MA classmates. It’s an echo chamber for leftist conspiracy theories and related hatred. I didn’t want to be political there but it bothered me seeing this all the time. I started trying to counter them in every post they would make just to shatter their echo chamber but then I got an email from the university “ombudsperson” that pretty much said people in my department have some problem with me. This is why the time for argument is over. You can’t deal with these people on a level playing field. The best solution is to excise them completely like a tumor.”

“Emmett Till’s father was in the army in WW2 and was executed for raping and murdering two Italian women while he was stationed in Italy.
*the more you know*

“Just like how anyplace disables comments – you control the narrative. If people started posting comments, it may shape people’s impressions and opinions. Disabling comments allows him more control. See places like CNN.

Not necessarily wrong, but that is the thought process most certainly.”

“If you think the sum of all positive integer numbers added together is -1/12, then you are a mindless slave victimized by Jewish trappings of authority and you should be released of your misery.”

“Generally speaking, it is incorrect to manipulate infinite series as if they were finite sums. For example, if zeroes are inserted into arbitrary positions of a divergent series, it is possible to arrive at results that are not self-consistent, let alone consistent with other methods. In particular, the step 4c = 0 + 4 + 0 + 8 + ? is not justified by the additive identity law alone. For an extreme example, appending a single zero to the front of the series can lead to inconsistent results.”

if you already understand the basic four functions of arithmetic, no amount of proofs, symbols, or soothing baritone should be able to convince you that adding positive natural numbers can result in a negative fraction. same idea with mystery spot, magic tricks, or any number of other possible things that are obviously false.

they may have some further explanation which makes them make sense but until discovered or revealed they should be treated as intentionally deceptive lies. because that’s what they are. if you already held firm you might not have noticed the other possible and intended outcome: an erosion from “i know how the world works” towards “funny how nature do dat”.”

“What did Nier Automata teach you?”

“That even in this blighted age, good games can still come out and receive well deserved praise.”

“That almost everything else out there lacks depth, meaning or even dramatic flair.

Like seriously… Modern games insist on slowly plodding you through the story. Making sure to hammer in every tiny little plot detail until you’re so utterly tired of it. That you’re just welcome for the inevitable and obvious plot twists.

And when all is said and done, the emotions stirred and the meaning behind such stories are so shallow and trivial… That it makes you wonder if video games can ever have good stories when they are consistently picked at by marketing and PR to make sure every demographic has a dummy in its mouth.

Nier:Automata broke video games for me… And I don’t even think all the story worked 100% But when it did, all it did was shine a light on how pitiful everything else is.”

“That the world is meaningless

but that doesn’t mean individuals are meaningless”

“Is Automata the most ACTUALLY feminist game ever created?”

“Automata contains a grand fuck you to one of the Matriachs of modern Feminism.

In game there are two machines Simone and Jean-paul.

They are references and sly insults to the existential philosopher Jean-paul Satre and the existential feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.

Both of which in life had a taste for underage girls and seduced a number of them. Hence the small biped girl robots all trying to flirt with Jean-paul.

Simone on the otherhand is the bigger of the fuck yous. As she actively cannibalises and manipulates other women in order to make herself look good. And is inevitably put down by a sexualised and vastly more empowered 2B.”

“>Japan makes a gay character
>acts normal

>Western game has a gay character

>Did the devs not realize it was shit while they were making it?
It’s ironic, isn’t it? Western developers are obsessed with narrative and story and spend tens of millions of dollars to make games but they don’t spend any of that money on a good writer or two.”

“I am never going to again apply or work for a company which has in its mission statement the value of “customer service”.

“I just want the customer to be happy”.

Well, which customer? ALL of them? Should the stupid ones which make outrageous requests on impossible constantly-shifting timelines and demand it at severe discounts be catered to? What kinds of customers do you want to attract? IS a dollar a dollar? Every company that remains afloat has to satisfy some customers in the end, but not all of them have “customer service” as the primary top-level organizing principle.

For example, one in which a design department runs the show might look something like “We want to make innovative products”. Engineering, “[…] products of the highest quality”. A company which gets to the top obviously would require innovative, high quality products which satisfy the customer, but in those companies, which values are subordinate to which? (If all departments are represented in the mission statement, that means it’s run by marketing.)

As far as I can tell, customer service being a primary driver means that sales has veto power over all other departments.

And sales can go fuck itself.”

“Race is a social construct. Thats why I can impregnate a black woman and have a half asian half arabic child.”


“>Africa can’t feed itself because low IQ and r selection
>West sends food because white guilt
>r-selected idiots have even more idiot children
>Now there’s no food
>cry to the West again”

“I’m not saying it wasn’t a good idea just that SE is known for making iffy decisions and setting bars at weird places on shit thats obvious to everyone else. Maybe some asshat at the top said if Automata doesn’t make them a 457.39877% return then its sequel is scrapped or some bullshit.”

“I get that, I just think Square should be hailed for funding the Nier franchise in the first place.”

“But they really shouldn’t be. They did it under duress while kicking and screaming.

One of their keystones made a very real threat to quit unless they let Taro make Automata so they did.

It wasn’t a weighted or thought out decision on their part nor was it done with consideration for Taro’s merits. They even initially told him no because the shit he made didn’t follow the usual formula which meant he didn’t tick off all the Tropes boxes which would cost them buyers who only play games for superficial shit like shallow stories or hamfisted shit. They even had a fight about that which stopped development because Taro was going off the well worn trail with the character designs and the only reason we even got 2B’s ass or her being above the age of 5 was because Taro refused to back down.”

“Just like Square Enix to oppose something like 2B when they spent 6 fucking years trying to pimp out Lightning.”

“Did this actually happen? I mean c’mon. They’re japs and 2b is 2b.”

>Generally, I just do what I’m told to really. So if Square Enix say you’re doing a NieR sequel, I say: “Oh yes okay, I’m doing a NieR sequel”. But when I’m not told, I’m quite free to experiment and try things out. For example, for the main character, no-one said you can’t give her a blindfold so I went and gave her a blindfold. Things like that! People come back afterwards and say ‘I don’t like that!’, and I say ‘Well you didn’t tell me not to do it!’ So if you give me a list of bullet points at the start, I’ll do exactly what you tell me. I’ll do anything you want.”

“So it was approved on the basis of being a nier sequel before the character designs were even done? That’s surprising.”

“It was approved on the basis of Saito telling the rest of the company to go fuck themselves if they didn’t let Taro make a new game

They approved it since having an unhappy Saito would be pretty fucking bad for them but gave them a shoestring budget”

“Can you give source for all that info? Genuinely curious, I’d like to read more about Automata’s development process.”

“I’d have to find it again but its a legit interview and it came out that there was a fight over 2B cause Taro wanted an Oppai Onee-san archetype and the devs wanted a hyper loli.

shit actually stopped production to the point they came to an agreement she’d be an oneesan with a nice ass but petite upper body portions so long as she ALWAYS wore high heels then Taro told the 3D team to deliver him the best ass they could.”

“Holy crap, that explains why she’s dressed in gothic lolita without being a loli.”

“English translation flopped real hard in this game.

In Japanese, 2B has stern personality, yet she shows bits of kind-heartedness here and there throughout the story.

In English, she sounds like a fucking ungrateful 30 years old woman.

Same goes for 9S. You’d be surprised how polite he sounds and rarely says things like friggin, damn, etc in Japanese version”

“People like to say they’d do shit differently in “situation” if they were there.
Oh, i’d never piss myself in war!
I’d never be scarred by finding a corpse!
I’d just kick their asses in!
I’d react faster than that!
I wouldn’t let him get bullied!

“japan beating the west single-handedly
how is it even possible”

“The west makes statements while japan just kept making games.”

“The Japs want to make pretty girls to sell games and fap. Thats it really, for them there’s no shame in wanting to stare at a pretty girl for hours on end.

The US want to make ugly girls to show how wonderfully inclusive they are and try to make people that don’t even buy their games happy. They hire people based on their gender politics rather than actual talent. When a game is about making a statement first and being a fun game second its gonna suffer in all sorts of ways.”

“Clean room reverse engineering have zero stolen code.

Just to quickly explain how you do it, you get the game code (legal if not distributed), disassemble it (generally easy because nintendo, sony etc always use common existing CPUs), then you check where in the memory the code is poking, functions from the bios it is trying to call etc etc etc.. and you guess which does what, then you write a code that imitates the CPU and those registers etc and that’s your emulator.
The emulator code will have 0 nintendo code in it because the real hardware is not an emulator, and thus don’t have any emulator code in it.

But on the other hand, if you decapped the chip, photographed the circuitry and used your illegal backyard chip plant to reproduce the circuit, then yes, that would be fucking illegal.

And its a thing that did happened quite a bit in the 80’s, particularly in the USSR.”

>drawing cute girls in class
>female classmate interrupts teacher to announce to the class she wants me not to draw her and that I’m creepy
>wasn’t drawing her, reply “I’m not drawing you”
>she turns away all pissy
Have you been called out before?”

“You must be really creepy if that was her reaction”

“He’s not creepy, just unattractive.”

“What’s the difference?”

“when a cute guy draws girls “omg he’s so talented and rugged artist like frazetta, draw me like one your french girls”

when an ugly guy draws girls in class “ew what a creep get the fuck away from me you incel mouthbreather””

“Alternatively, she might be a narcissistic snowflake.”

>narcissistic snowflake
I think you meant woman”

“The game is meaningless. The only meaning it has it what we assign it ourselves.”

“>The game isn’t full of suffering.
>We are.”

“A good question is how androids like the Commander are able to function despite knowing their gods are dead. Then again, from the conversation in the “Improving Communications” side-quest, the Commander is barely functioning at all and doesn’t clean her clothes or do basic personal maintenance, classic symptoms of major depression.”

“Anyone who believes what they say as absolute truth knows how to debate. Its not about whether the person is right or wrong, but simply whether or not they feel confident about the topic. A good debater is someone who can feel strongly about any topic, who can process things on the fly and seem almost like they are speaking before thinking.

Its about a level of confidence. Its one thing to go into a debate with an open gate and strong walls rather than an open gate with no walls.

People who are typically good at debating are good because of a few reasons. They believe in the absolute truth of their words, they believe their knowledge to be truth, and they are capable of reinforcing their logic with more of their own logic. A lack of stutter, a consistent flow, and the belief you are right is what makes a good debater.”

“Extreme apex ventures like professional acting, writing, art, politics, academics, journalism are too risky and too expensive for atomized individuals to participate in. That just leaves an open field for a group that backs each other up and makes investments in developing their own human capital.

If a group doesn’t want to show up for the game, they can’t complain when they don’t win. Then the cohesive team of people who took control of all the high risk/high reward ventures secure immense power over society.

What’s sad is white society didn’t always believe “every man is for himself,” “the world doesn’t owe you anything,” and “you have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.””

“Alexander Hamilton comes to mind as a good example. He grew up in the Caribbean as an illegitimate kid. His mother, strapped for cash, died when he was still young. In our current society, he’d disappear into the foster system and dysfunctional public “education” never to be heard from again.

In an ironically less backwards 18th century, the local property owners noticed Hamilton was extremely bright, mature for his age, with an excellent work ethic. They trained him in the sugar cane export business and then as he continued to show promise, pooled their money to send him to university in New York.

The community support that Hamilton benefited from would be unthinkable in modern white culture. In fact, with jobs that pay even the simplest living now scarce, workers take perverse joy in someone like Hamilton falling through the cracks.

They love to waggle their fingers patronizingly and say “Look how I pulled myself up while that smart guy turned out to be a loser.” A quick glance at reality TV shows us how taking pleasure in watching others fail while we are safe serves as porn for both sexes.

A culture of extreme individualism devolves into the backstabbing and treachery of royal court politics until nothing gets done and no one cares anymore about real accomplishment, just “getting ahead” through “networking.” The greatest object of scorn is the poor cuckold fool who gets things done and the most admired the clever manager who takes all the credit for it. […]

Alexander Hamilton was running businesses by the time he was a teenager. David Farragut was responsible for ships by the time he was 12 years old.

By age 18 after 12 years of public school boredom, smart kids have already had much of their potential wasted and millions of them have already checked out from a senseless and stupid society that gleefully wastes their time.”

“[T]he necessity for everyone to be their own PR department(“toot your own horn” in Boomerese) and spend years getting credentials before they even start learning real skills crushes new ideas.
Simply not going with the flow is too costly.””

“The sign of someone really being intelligent is they can make a complicated subject readily understandable by the average person. Lots of insider buzz words don’t mean you’re intelligent it just means you’ve memorized the jargon.”

“They can afford to behave more openly in a higher average IQ population. Raising average IQ by just one point in a large population kind of like raising the oceans’ temperature by one degree.

All kinds of huge cascading emergent effects.

You can’t be open like that if society has to be decently idiot-proof and average-friendly. So a 100 IQ guy throws Spielberg right back out on the street without thinking about it. He’s just following the rules in the company policy manual.”

“Money is in theory just a liquid means of exchange so every bit of it should represent real world wealth.

The core problem of a society based on financialization is everyone starts to believe money itself is wealth. Then society rewards the manipulation of money more than it does the creation of real wealth that actually helps people.

Why would anyone of means do anything productive if they can just collect interest and rent?

Rent-seekers use property to extract wealth indefinitely, making their living from a distortion of reality.

In the world of material things, there is no such thing as a gold mine that never runs out. There is a limit in value to all things. Yet those who control property can extract rents in perpetuity.

Patent law recognizes a limit in the claim to the rights of an idea or invention. In time, the patented material becomes the natural inheritance of those who benefit from it. So by what principle then does rented property stay forever in the hands of an owner who never uses it for themselves and never produces anything?”

“Many of the same people that worship free markets and everlasting economic growth also express indignation at the arrival of millions of immigrants.

What they fail to understand is the immigrants are a natural result of their ideology. A system that just grows wealth and tries to speed up the circulation of wealth at any price cares nothing for peoples or their silly customs.

[…] In the real world we see groups with simpler economies based around tribal identities like the Amish, Hutterites, or Orthodox Jews effortlessly thriving while the average citizen of the empire they live in can’t afford a single child after rent and car payments, not to mention, the uncertainty of employment that allows them to sustain what they’ve already got.

You would think their closer participation in the growth economy with all its outstanding “financial products” would put them far ahead of such backwards folk.

It is perhaps the consumerists who live a backwards existence dominated by the caprices of the ticker tape.

The free market types understand very well that trust underpins the value, of money, bonds, pretty much all securities. Yet they can’t comprehend that if you want people to raise the next generation they must feel secure and trust there is a future. If you want anyone to care about a society they must feel invested in it somehow.

When you have a nation of freelance mercenaries, the first storm to come along reveals its fatal structural weakness and sends it crumbling to the ground.”

“The United States is the wealthiest nation on Earth, perhaps even in the history of the world. Yet if we go to the nearest grocery store we can see an endless flow of haggard, overworked people trying to make ends meet. The culture of the US is one of lonely “individualism” with most people locked in desperate competition with each other, to the extent they interact with their fellow man at all in any meaningful way. Despite all the new clothes, cars, and houses, fewer people have children or see a worthwhile future every year.”

“Living in a consumerist society is to live on a treadmill. Since there is no purpose there are no tasks to be done, only endless work that can never be complete. Worse, the work must be endless or else the entire system collapses overnight. Millions of people live lives of desperate dependance on jobs they hate stuck most of the time with people they despise so they do not starve, become involuntary celibates, and become disowned by their fair-weather friends and family. It’s a special kind of hell that favors the insane and this is what we think is normal.”

“Constant labor tells us on a gut level that we are always on the brink of starvation, however many mansions and cars we may own. Some of us become adrendaline junkies while others get ground down into burnouts that just go through the motions. Whatever someone’s station, there’s just an interminable “job” never a tangible task that has a beginning and an end after which one enjoys the fruits of a job well done. That I realized is the peculiar insanity of industrial civilization – a trap of Sisyphean futility most are stuck in until they’re dead.

As I approached adulthood I came to understand there was no luxury on earth greater than the power to simply do nothing.”

“Can someone explain to me how is possible that the english dub of japanese games transmit way more emotion and genuineness that the original?

The jap voices are beyond dead in every aspect”

>English 2B
Turned the character into a bitch.”

“You’re retarded, English dub turned 2B into tough western action movie girl protagonist, her whole character is different and she responds differently to everything.
Jap 9S crazy laughter was also better.
Jap N2 is motherfucking Jouji Nakata.”

“because japanese va is a meme

you fit an archetype and then act like a fucking hyperactive clown, in english you have to know your character and emote appropriately”

“Disagree. All the Japanese voices were great. English ones ranged from good to shit to changed the character. I can’t do Adam’s boss fight in English, it’s terrible. There’s also a point where 9S is talking to his operator, in Japanese he sounds aloof and carefree, while English made him sound arrogant and whiny. Japanese 9S was god tier in route C. English 2B was meant to be distant and cold, but she went to far into stone faced bitch territory.”

“Street criminals commit their acts of violence and theft against a few people to get small rewards. Beyond beating them, keeping them in a holding cell for a few days, sending them to penal reservations/other countries, or in the worst cases, execution, there’s not that much to do. They’re a problem. They get dealt with. Street criminals will always be there, but the damage they do is limited in scale, they have limited agency over their actions, and they’re not much of a threat to the social order.

White collar parasites, on the other hand, have the potential to hurt thousands or even millions of people with embezzlement, corruption, insider speculation, and ponzi schemes. They are many orders of magnitude more destructive than the worst possible street criminals. Worse, because of their wealth and prestige the people who commit these crimes are leaders of society – people naturally look up to them as examples. In the cosmology of the social universe, they are angels in heaven. With their higher intellects they have a greater understanding of the import of their actions that might escape a simple street thug. In a fair caste system, higher castes would be more morally accountable for their actions as it would be understood by all that they possess greater agency.

When a lowly imp rebels against heaven, it gets unceremoniously struck by lightning, that’s it. A fallen angel, however, demands the right ceremonies to cast it down into the burning fires of hell.

The hypocrisy of our present system is that lowly imps get smashed with the full force and contempt of the celestial rulers while the truly great sinners who plunder entire nations get fines they can easily pay, just have to leave the country, or if they really must go to prison, for much shorter sentences than a simple-minded mugger who stabs someone for their wallet. What’s more, we can imagine your typical ponzi scheme guy won’t exactly be in general population but like any “important” prisoner have a relatively nice stay in the Tower of London rather than the dungeon.

This solidarity of elites protecting their own from justice based on status nepotism undermines the legitimacy of the entire system.

When a guy who runs a ponzi scheme can pay a fine, spend a few years in prison and walk free while a small-time drug dealer or thug is punished worse, how can anyone take the system seriously?”

“Comments serve as quality control. I notice articles that lack a comment section are often opinion pieces with some wordy and smug aristocrat blowing wind out of their ass without having to face the contemptuous criticism they deserve.

When an article is poorly written, commenters point out the problems and shred it to pieces. And when it’s well written they analyze and expand beyond what any one person has time for.”

“I’m fully aware what I’m signed. I’m just saying that such contracts would be illegal in other industries (try writing “by opening this box, you forfeit your rights for refund” on anything), therefore I must either don’t care about what I get in the box, or be very sure that the creator of the box is trustworthy.”

“Well, if you think it’s POSSIBLE (and maybe not that unlikely) that Riot riggs the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP by giving teams LAG at an offline event… then I am not sure if you can believe in any game to be fair. Even in a chess tournament someone could stand right behind you and give your opponent per sign language the move of a strong chess AI he simulated on his smartphone. And the referees will overlook it as someone bribed them.”

“There are three major differences between Riot Championship and Chess championship:

– Chess is transparent to observers. You can go there and actually spot someone using signs. Bridge and poker players sometimes get caught that way, I don’t know about Chess, but wouldn’t be surprised if some players would try to pull that. I don’t have to blindly trust the referee that he won’t turn a blind eye, I can go there and see it with my own eyes. With Riot, all systems are controlled by Riot and no outside observer can verify anything.

– Chess championship referees have not (yet) caught in helping cheating. While past performance doesn’t guarantee future, I dare to ASSUME that someone who spent decades honestly supporting chess championships won’t start cheating. On the other hand I know that Riot rigs MOST games.

– Chess championships are bound by legal contracts and laws. If there was cheating, millions of dollars would be sued and those personally profiting from fixing would go to jail. If Riot would get CAUGHT cheating, they would only lose community goodwill.

So the proper comparison is: “a poker championship behind closed doors, unknown to any authorities, ran by guys who get most of their income scamming casual poker players with fixed cards”