Random thoughts thread

by Apophany

LucianDreamer
Gaming Historian/Indie Developer
Tsundere
Posts: 1,780
Threads: 28
Joined: Feb 2017
Reputation: 21
07-31-2019, 10:46 AM
#83590 (3,926)
Guess I going to need new cooking gloves, the black ones we been using for years is showing some minor scars, so I'm hoping to make use of fire-retardant gloves soon.







[+] 1 user loves LucianDreamer's post
Steph
Hehe~
Posts: 1,002
Threads: 10
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 7
07-31-2019, 12:48 PM
#83592 (3,927)
Thank you all for your birthday wishes!
[+] 3 users love Steph's post
seel
lost in time, like tears in rain
Music
Posts: 1,878
Threads: 48
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 17
07-31-2019, 02:23 PM
#83594 (3,928)
(07-31-2019, 12:48 PM)Steph Wrote: Thank you all for your birthday wishes!

Of course it would be your birthday the day I don't check in. Happy belated birthday, I hope you had a stellar day! :)

just another castaway
[+] 1 user loves seel's post
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-01-2019, 07:14 AM
#83603 (3,929)
I think I might change my name on here, but I don't know what to... >_<
[+] 1 user loves floattube's post
Kukuru
Sharing: For a better tomorrow
Torrents
Posts: 128
Threads: 2
Joined: Aug 2018
Reputation: 3
08-01-2019, 07:40 AM
#83604 (3,930)
(08-01-2019, 07:14 AM)floattube Wrote: I think I might change my name on here, but I don't know what to... >_<

Your favorite animu character of course!
malmon
mjał
Neko
Posts: 3,429
Threads: 42
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 21
08-01-2019, 12:55 PM
#83606 (3,931)
(08-01-2019, 07:14 AM)floattube Wrote: I think I might change my name on here, but I don't know what to... >_<

But you already recently changed your avatar! I won't be able to recognise you! >_<

„Mad in Madrid, must be the wine, Señor~”
[+] 2 users love malmon's post
seel
lost in time, like tears in rain
Music
Posts: 1,878
Threads: 48
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 17
08-01-2019, 01:16 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2019, 01:17 PM by seel.)
#83607 (3,932)
(08-01-2019, 12:55 PM)malmon Wrote:
(08-01-2019, 07:14 AM)floattube Wrote: I think I might change my name on here, but I don't know what to... >_<

But you already recently changed your avatar! I won't be able to recognise you! >_<

That's the plan! We won't know where float went, we'll be lost and scared. And this new face with 700+ posts will come in and save the day! :)

just another castaway
[+] 1 user loves seel's post
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-01-2019, 01:39 PM
#83608 (3,933)
(08-01-2019, 01:16 PM)seel Wrote:
(08-01-2019, 12:55 PM)malmon Wrote:
(08-01-2019, 07:14 AM)floattube Wrote: I think I might change my name on here, but I don't know what to... >_<

But you already recently changed your avatar! I won't be able to recognise you! >_<

That's the plan! We won't know where float went, we'll be lost and scared. And this new face with 700+ posts will come in and save the day! :)

I have to keep everyone on their toes! 

In all honesty though, I don't know if I want this account linked to me irl. I say things here that would cause me a life time of embarrassment if someone happened to find it ^-^'
[+] 1 user loves floattube's post
seel
lost in time, like tears in rain
Music
Posts: 1,878
Threads: 48
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 17
08-01-2019, 06:21 PM
#83610 (3,934)
I made a joke with a friend about writing a porn visual novel. Fastfoward and I'm writing up the basis for it because we ended up discussing it and thinking it could be an alright idea. What even.

just another castaway
[+] 4 users love seel's post
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-01-2019, 06:50 PM
#83611 (3,935)
(08-01-2019, 06:21 PM)seel Wrote: I made a joke with a friend about writing a porn visual novel. Fastfoward and I'm writing up the basis for it because we ended up discussing it and thinking it could be an alright idea. What even.

I'll playtest when it's ready :3
seel
lost in time, like tears in rain
Music
Posts: 1,878
Threads: 48
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 17
08-01-2019, 08:31 PM
#83612 (3,936)
(08-01-2019, 06:50 PM)floattube Wrote:
(08-01-2019, 06:21 PM)seel Wrote: I made a joke with a friend about writing a porn visual novel. Fastfoward and I'm writing up the basis for it because we ended up discussing it and thinking it could be an alright idea. What even.

I'll playtest when it's ready :3

Far from ready for that, but I'll probably make a thread regarding it here for feedback and what not! :)

just another castaway
[+] 1 user loves seel's post
Backlash
TAIWAN NUMBAH ONE!
Nephilim
Posts: 3,076
Threads: 63
Joined: Oct 2015
Reputation: 29
08-03-2019, 10:38 AM
#83630 (3,937)
Anyone ever noticed how a ton of comics by Baby Boomers tend to center around hating your partner? (An egregious example.) From the perspective of that generation, it makes sense: Strong societal pressure led them to marry early, often as young as nineteen or less, so it's understandable why they'd see "getting hitched" as the end of their life. But as someone who got caught in the eddies of that mindset, I can't help but wonder how many relationships it's ruined.

Happily, I did recently have the chance to befriend a few people who waited till their late twenties to thirties. From everything I've heard, that couldn't be further from the truth. ^_^

[Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...362e6a7067]

[+] 4 users love Backlash's post
Loko
Waifu
Posts: 3,697
Threads: 32
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 34
08-04-2019, 05:31 AM
#83642 (3,938)
I'm home.


Lives are meant to be spent
Now I am in debt
And I am tired of borrowing from the people I love
- Phil Kaye

Kitsu

[+] 5 users love Loko's post
malmon
mjał
Neko
Posts: 3,429
Threads: 42
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 21
08-04-2019, 08:23 AM
#83645 (3,939)
(08-04-2019, 05:31 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm home.

Welcome back~ How was the cruise?

„Mad in Madrid, must be the wine, Señor~”
[+] 1 user loves malmon's post
mnl
Member
Kohai
Posts: 104
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2018
Reputation: 2
08-04-2019, 08:40 AM
#83646 (3,940)
(08-03-2019, 10:38 AM)Backlash Wrote: Anyone ever noticed how a ton of comics by Baby Boomers tend to center around hating your partner? (An egregious example.) From the perspective of that generation, it makes sense: Strong societal pressure led them to marry early, often as young as nineteen or less, so it's understandable why they'd see "getting hitched" as the end of their life. But as someone who got caught in the eddies of that mindset, I can't help but wonder how many relationships it's ruined.

Happily, I did recently have the chance to befriend a few people who waited till their late twenties to thirties. From everything I've heard, that couldn't be further from the truth. ^_^

-snip-

I see a related trend in the depiction of family in Anime and Manga. Ever noticed how in a lot of works the dad is either entirely absent (i.e. "abroad on a buisness trip") or solely shows up in the customary "family has dinner" scene with his head buried in a newspaper the only piece of interaction with the main character being a short inquiry about "how school is going".

On the flip side, mothers are sometimes depicted in exactly the opposite way, appearing as angle like figures that the main character is completely devoted to.

I wonder if this reflects the family situation the authors grew up with. After all, these types of family are most of the time depicted as pretty "normal" by japanese standards. One might argue the absence of parents is used as a convenient plot device by the outhers, but I think the reason has more to do with gender roles in japan.

I found this essay on Gender and Gender Relations in Manga and Anime quite interesting. A quote:

Quote:And too many men are expected to sacrifice themselves to their jobs, to the point of having no family involvement. When a man retires, he sometimes becomes trapped in a family he doesn't know, with nothing to do, and he tends to die soon after from his sudden lack of purpose.

[...]

As I've said of men before, often they are expected to spend most of their waking hours at work, or on business-related entertainment outings. He feels he must shoulder the entire burden of financially supporting the household, and for this, he needs to sacrifice himself to his job. Children sometimes grow up without knowing their fathers, and sometimes the mother will admit she prefers not having her husband around, because he gets in the way.

Of course, there are a lot of great dads and families depicted in Anime and Manga, too (like eg. in Kare Kano). This is just a thing I notice sometimes and I'm always wondering what the authors intentions are, when depicting a family in that way.
[+] 2 users love mnl's post
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-04-2019, 11:54 AM
#83650 (3,941)
(08-03-2019, 10:38 AM)Backlash Wrote: Anyone ever noticed how a ton of comics by Baby Boomers tend to center around hating your partner?

[Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...4b2e706e67]
[+] 2 users love floattube's post
All in One
( ˃ ヮ˂)
Kohai
Posts: 1,138
Threads: 9
Joined: May 2016
Reputation: 5
08-04-2019, 01:01 PM
#83652 (3,942)
(08-04-2019, 11:54 AM)floattube Wrote:
(08-03-2019, 10:38 AM)Backlash Wrote: Anyone ever noticed how a ton of comics by Baby Boomers tend to center around hating your partner?

[Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...4b2e706e67]

It's only missing the kid wearing a saddle with Pikachu on it.

 
malmon
mjał
Neko
Posts: 3,429
Threads: 42
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 21
08-04-2019, 02:12 PM
#83653 (3,943)
(08-04-2019, 01:01 PM)All in One Wrote:
(08-04-2019, 11:54 AM)floattube Wrote:
(08-03-2019, 10:38 AM)Backlash Wrote: Anyone ever noticed how a ton of comics by Baby Boomers tend to center around hating your partner?

[Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...4b2e706e67]

It's only missing the kid wearing a saddle with Pikachu on it.

And a minion telling me how to react to the joke

„Mad in Madrid, must be the wine, Señor~”
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-04-2019, 04:23 PM
#83654 (3,944)
I get a week off before I start my new job, but I don't know what to do with an entire week of free time >_<
malmon
mjał
Neko
Posts: 3,429
Threads: 42
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 21
08-04-2019, 04:25 PM
#83655 (3,945)
(08-04-2019, 04:23 PM)floattube Wrote: I get a week off before I start my new job, but I don't know what to do with an entire week of free time >_<

Ever read the doujin called "Golden Week"~?

„Mad in Madrid, must be the wine, Señor~”
floattube
dumb bitch
Torrents
Posts: 781
Threads: 3
Joined: Apr 2016
Reputation: 5
08-04-2019, 04:30 PM
#83656 (3,946)
(08-04-2019, 04:25 PM)malmon Wrote:
(08-04-2019, 04:23 PM)floattube Wrote: I get a week off before I start my new job, but I don't know what to do with an entire week of free time >_<

Ever read the doujin called "Golden Week"~?

Can't say that I have :3
Loko
Waifu
Posts: 3,697
Threads: 32
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 34
08-04-2019, 05:08 PM
#83657 (3,947)
(08-04-2019, 08:23 AM)malmon Wrote:
(08-04-2019, 05:31 AM)Loko Wrote: I'm home.

Welcome back~ How was the cruise?

Incredibly hot, but very relaxing. Too bad I'm back in the real world again haha


Lives are meant to be spent
Now I am in debt
And I am tired of borrowing from the people I love
- Phil Kaye

Kitsu

[+] 2 users love Loko's post
Zirk
Junior Member
Kohai
Posts: 23
Threads: 1
Joined: Jun 2019
Reputation: 0
08-04-2019, 05:22 PM
#83658 (3,948)
(08-04-2019, 04:30 PM)floattube Wrote:
(08-04-2019, 04:25 PM)malmon Wrote:
(08-04-2019, 04:23 PM)floattube Wrote: I get a week off before I start my new job, but I don't know what to do with an entire week of free time >_<

Ever read the doujin called "Golden Week"~?

Can't say that I have :3

I've actually read that one hah.
[+] 1 user loves Zirk's post
Loko
Waifu
Posts: 3,697
Threads: 32
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 34
08-04-2019, 06:11 PM
#83660 (3,949)
(08-04-2019, 04:23 PM)floattube Wrote: I get a week off before I start my new job, but I don't know what to do with an entire week of free time >_<

Why not check out concerts or any events nearby?

Also if anyone's into weird ethic-y kind of manga, I stumbled upon this one called Koko wa Ima kara Rinri desu. (We Shall Now Begin Ethics.) It's very early on, but I think it's interesting.


Lives are meant to be spent
Now I am in debt
And I am tired of borrowing from the people I love
- Phil Kaye

Kitsu

[+] 1 user loves Loko's post
Angel
All Yakult is MINE
Devil Manor
Posts: 1,170
Threads: 50
Joined: Jan 2017
Reputation: 9
08-05-2019, 01:10 AM
#83666 (3,950)
Making late night ice cream cake is always good
[+] 1 user loves Angel's post