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    Quote Originally Posted by The Admiral View Post
    It's pretty easy to get your life sucked away by waifu garbage. It's like, uh, some kinda demon. Succubus-ish in nature.
    I can definitely appreciate getting sucked into a show/game/whatever to the point where you're basically freebasing it from start to end. I guess the part I don't get is that I'm also pretty particular about trying to determine beforehand if something will be worth my time, and it seems like you have to be uncritical to actually take that much in. There've been more than a few anime that I was pretty pissed after watching because they were just that bad (in my opinion... the only reason I watched them in the first place was because they were well-received by others). Probably a lot of that is because I usually torrent anime, so you have the time associated with that, plus have to find a good fansub group, etc... maybe it'd be easier to just get a Crunchyroll sub or something so I have access to a bunch and can freely skim through a lot more.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Admiral View Post
    Oh well. How bout a topic? How bout that... uh, sports team... Actually, I think there was something really interesting that happened in sports news recently, and I can't remember what it was. No, no, it wasn't the Cubs winning the World Series, that was a year ago.
    Biggest thing I can think of is that Jerry Richardson is selling the Panthers after being outed as a sexual-harassing racist by Sports Illustrated. Which, while there was a lot of impropriety reported in the story, none of it was incredibly severe to the point that you would expect him to bail the NFL completely (given that he, unlike most current owners, completely created the team and brought it to an unexpected market like Carolina), so there's some speculation that there's more there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstinence Pistols View Post
    Yeah it's weird to look at forum culture + something that was a pretty big part of the Internet for years and years die off and get replaced after spending so much time there.
    It's even weirder when you look at the sort of cyclical nature of the Internet and technology and realize that the institutions we have now (Twitter, Facebook, etc) are slowly becoming too big to be replaced (maybe they already have)
    And then you log onto the first forum you ever signed up for to see what's new and you realize you joined when you were a middle schooler to try and trade Pokemon with strangers, and now you're a sophomore in college and you haven't touched a Pokemon game in years.
    I don't use it, but I was kinda under the impression that Facebook has been gradually slowing down for a few years, now? There are a lot of alternatives for both personal and professional networking. It'll obviously be around for years yet, but I think it'll be superseded by true mobile platforms eventually. As for Twitter, even though I have an account, I still don't get what people use it for? To me, it's to get information from sources that you're interested in (in my case, I follow 15-20 Broncos/NFL reporters), so I'm not sure where using it as an interactive social platform works. A lot of the scummiest internet conversations I've ever seen have been random twitter conversations, so I'm not sure how it's supposed to be functional.

    Quote Originally Posted by Abstinence Pistols View Post
    Also, if Jb or anyone else actually has watched almost a year of shows, throw some recs my way. I finished The Sopranos last week and I need something to fill the extra hours in my day now.
    Depends on what you like, obviously, but if you haven't seen it, I think How I Met Your Mother is a pretty strong recommendation; it's funny, but also has a lot of serious/compelling plotlines, it's long, and it's on Netflix (afaik).

    Quote Originally Posted by Josef Stylin View Post
    I'm at a really weird fence and very conflicted about it. I still come here once in a while just to get in touch with exactly two people while I already have the rest of my friends on Facebook. So now I'm the only one on that group still here because of two people and while I do like messing around with them it's also kind of the worst because they can't stop browsing this place that died after like 2012/2013(?) and now neither can I because what is letting go of the past. I feel like one of those people that still log on MySpace and that's never going to feel normal.
    tbh, a lot of the reason I'm still around is because of something that kochoupink said a long time ago that resonated with me, saying that this place was like the bar from Cheers, where you go when you want to do... forum things (also, not-Sex Pistols, you should consider watching Cheers). So, aside from having a place where I can write non-sequiturs about my nerdy pastimes, it's also a little bit about keeping the lights on, so to speak.

    Though as time goes by, I get the feeling more and more that people force themselves away from their interests to grow up, or w/e, so each day makes it a little more unlikely that any given person would actually want to come back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rezzo View Post
    I got all grumpy and pouty on the way to work after reading the following that morning:

    Mainly because I'm weird kid who overthinks things all the time but now I've learned something as well
    Not 100% sure I follow you here, but if you're saying that you were grumpy and pouty from overthinking my post, the "8 years, what's your deal?" thing was a joke (I've been here for TEN). And the "posts devoid of content" comment was me saying that, even if clubs were as spammy as all get-out (which, tbf, they were), the result of cracking down on that meant that nobody posted there, instead of just making so-called "meaningful" posts (which is probably as much of a reason as any that this place is a ghost town; forums were founded on the arts of derailing, trolling, and shitposting).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rezzo View Post
    You could be way more desensitised than what you seem to be from my (terrible) perspective, but maybe you're good at hiding and masking it in the form of burning Xbox 360s and stuff
    Man, that was awesome. jb, blow up an iPhone X pls


    Anyway, I finally set up my Switch and have started playing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. I'm only 5-10 hours in (technically 20, but I waste so much time either leaving the system running or pointlessly exploring everything I can before advancing the story that I assume a normal person would have a fraction of that), and it's alright, but I feel like I'll probably end up liking the other two Xenoblade games better.
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    @ Rezzo what genre of shows are you into

    I'm 95 hours into Xenoblade 2, only on chapter 6 lol. Lots of **** to do, Nia is best girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyB View Post
    Not 100% sure I follow you here, but if you're saying that you were grumpy and pouty from overthinking my post, the "8 years, what's your deal?" thing was a joke (I've been here for TEN). And the "posts devoid of content" comment was me saying that, even if clubs were as spammy as all get-out (which, tbf, they were), the result of cracking down on that meant that nobody posted there, instead of just making so-called "meaningful" posts (which is probably as much of a reason as any that this place is a ghost town; forums were founded on the arts of derailing, trolling, and shitposting).
    Pretty much spot on, I just thought you were being bitterly sarcastic and I couldn't figure out why (your profile join date + not knowing that you actually don't visit other subforums)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    @ Rezzo what genre of shows are you into
    Pretty much anything mind**** and/or ambiguous so stuff like Lain, Evangelion but I'll give most stuff a go

    If you mean non-anime then yeah pretty much anything mind**** and/or ambiguous like Twin Peaks and a lot of British sitcoms

    All y'all should watch the Father Ted Christmas special if you haven't seen it.

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    I assume you seen the staples like Higurashi, Ookami Kakushi, Umineko, and others like, Another, Now and Then, Here and There?

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    I've finally been baptized today. I almost cried in front of everyone, so I didn't say very much. I was very surprised at it, but I felt very happy, and my journey of re-conversion finally "ended" today and a new journey has begun.

    Fighting for real American turtles everywhere. Pro-Turtle since 6/30/13


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