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No. 7593[Reply]

Let's post prime hatewatch material and shit on some stuff together!

I highly recommend catching up to Riverdale and watching it weekly. It's amazingly bad and the banter around it is satisfying. Nothing beats a simulcast for me.

We could lump "ironic enjoyment" in here as well as I think it's closely related to hatewatching. Basically any enjoyment that is outside of the positive.
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No. 13297

>>13247
I love that the Serpents are basically a cartoon gang that won't even go over the speed limit.

No. 14783

>>13247
Riverdale is too much for me to even hatewatch lol. It's such a crap show that I felt dirty watching it and knowing I'm supporting them also I wholeheartedly hate the whole cast, they're some of the biggest dum dums I have ever seen

No. 14944

>>10571
Outlander was good first season because of the story and main villain but everything that happened after that seemed really random and forced to me. I can't believe this shit stretched on for years and she returned to the past even after she had her kid in the 50s. I stopped watching this season mostly because I don't care for American history but it was also goofy as fuck like usual just to keep the story going and the topic of black slaves was getting so cringey and uncomfortable.
I'm surprised you liked the caribbean arc because to me, it was worse than both season 1 and 2. There's just something about the execution in outlander that is offputting sometimes.

No. 16691

i like 13 reasons why

No. 22767

>>16691
13 reasons why wasn't as cringe as riverdale though



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No. 8561[Reply]

Book thread - recommend books, share what you're reading or what you're planning to read

No weeb mango shit, but books about Japan okay
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No. 20572

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Finally read The Pisces and ended up really liking it. I didn't pick it up earlier as I expected an ironic, but still very much a cheesy, wish-fullfilment romance novel. I feel like the main subject of the story was not love, but depression and emotional emptiness. Felt like the author really nailed how women try to escape existential dread and boredom in the age of Tinder.

Give it a go if you also like problematic protagonists and can stomach non-graphic pet abuse/neglect.

Despite a ebook reader full of files, I don't know what to read now. This is hard. Tried So Sad Today but like most collections of essays it does nothing for me.

No. 20611

Made it one of my 2019 resolutions to start reading again. Thank based NYPL for SimplyE because I'm too cheap to spend my money on books.

>The Life Changing Magic of Tidying (Marie Kondo)

>Goodbye, Things (Fumio Sasaki)
>The Obamas (Jodi Kantor)
>Becoming (Michelle Obama)
>American Prison (Shaun Bauer)
>How Democracies Die (Daniel Zinblatt)
>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)
>To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger, and Hope (Jeanne Marie Laskas)

Currently waiting for my reservations on the following books:
>The Art of Imperfection (Brene Brown)
>Spark Joy (Marie Kondo)
>The Art of Discarding (Nagisa Tatsumi)
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started reading pic related, haven't gotten far so no spoilers kek!
but did it strike anyone else odd how the MC decided that enlisting a Nazi soldier to send a love note to a fellow concentration camp member is a good idea. like yeah, being there and being on death row has very few differences but why would you want to endanger a person you like even more than she is already endangered?

No. 22791

>>22494
From some reviews, this seems like the new Boy in Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief, but maybe I am wrong and this is a good and non emotionally manipulative book.

No. 25841

>>19841
What do you guys think of Blood Meridian? I was stupid enough to let /lit/ convince me to buy it but I can't get past the first 30 or so pages.
He is so absolutely obsessed with violence, it's disgusting. I think I understand the point the author is trying to make but he's crossing the line into becoming the thing he's criticizing.



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No. 15093[Reply]

needed some way to vent about this, and i always love reading about other people's raging hate boners for (insert x title here). this isn't limited to books alone - it can be a show, comic, webcomic, etc. as long as it has your blood boiling almost every time you see it and you can't begin to imagine how anyone could get into it.

i'll start us off: "a matter of life and death" (https://tapas.io/series/A-Matter-of-Life-and-Death) is kind of the brainless beauty of western BL. now, it didn't start off that way, but between the author deciding to start acting like a spoiled brat instead of taking responsibility for her growing fanbase during the past year, and the story itself taking an olympic nosedive into overwrought, melodramatic, needlessly vindictive (while somehow still failing to deliver all the emotional punches during actually appropriate scenes), everything-that-makes-BL-shit territory.

now, as a disclaimer, i will admit that i'm not a fan of BL in general. i've seen way too many works that portray stuff like rape, abuse, etc. way too voyeuristically for my comfort, and even in more lighthearted series it usually feels like the authors don't know how guys interact with other people, let alone how gay guys do it. it's just not for me. but for fuck's sake, even i can recognize that BL fans deserve better than this.
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No. 22455

>>22454
Well she said she's not into zelda so her opinion on that isn't valid at all.

No. 22456

>>22416
Reminds me of some male and also female gamers who are huge fans of Bayonetta like to go on about how empowerful she is.
>in b4 she is a strong independant woman and the designer is female

Meanwhile, male developers were obsessing about making her ass "perfect" before the game was out, her clothes are actually her hair, etc etc
https://kotaku.com/bringing-bayonettas-butt-to-life-5225641
Feel free to love the game but don't pretend it's not full of objectification.

No. 22459

>>22423
Can't disagree more. There are collaborators in every occupied country, the struggle against them is among the most important.

No. 22460

>>22445
Original Ghibli disliker anon here, I actually have to agree that Castle in the Sky is probably the best of the Ghibli films. It had a pretty solid story overall that felt more compelling than other Ghibli films. I dissed Miyazaki's art style in my post but something about it works very well with it in this film. Maybe because his style was still evolving at that point and it fit more into that retro 80s anime style that I like.

No. 22464

>>22332
Danganronpa's popularity among the tumblr crowd continues to baffle me. I get the first game since it's light on the ~problematic~ elements, but by Another Episode I expected people to disown the series now that 10 year olds were the victims of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. However as far as I know there wasn't any outrage, I guess because it's a spin-off so people didn't care for it.

>I bought the third game as it got released and never played it but if it pissed off the obnoxious fans then I'm looking forward to this.

My friend got me the third game after I heard about fans getting pissy and as someone who used to like DR before it went to shit, watching the ending and everything unfold was pretty satisfying knowing it outraged the fanbase that much. Seeing as you've already bought the game it won't hurt giving it a go if you wanna see what upsetted everyone, if you're anything like me you might find yourself liking hate-playing it.



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No. 17258[Reply]

Thought this would be nice to have since podcasts are huge right now. Every Tom, Dick and Harry now thinks the world can't be deprived of their opinions and starts a podcast.

Discuss:
>Podcasts you like
>Podcasts you hate
>Podcast/Host drama
>Crazy Podcast Fandoms

There is a thread that already exists for one of the biggest podcast cows, Mike Boudet, but it's pretty dead.
>>>/snow/360967

Another totally dead thread that seems to be only for recommending podcasts.
>>>/ot/179574
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No. 20602

>>17278
me tbh

No. 20603

>>20501
im not going to sit here and say chapo is the best thing ever because they are kind of reddit-ish and irritating, but to promote pod save america related media is absolutely beyond the limits of spastic cretinism. they are fucking neoliberal obama lackies tbh…

redscare anna is annoying sometimes but if youre slavic and leftist and actually care about things girls like its fun to listen to.

my personal favorite podcasts on the iphone podcast app thing are:
new books in philosophy
slavoj zizek - collected recordings

No. 21719

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>>17322
Yeah, MBMBAM is one of my go to comfy podcasts, but I would never speak aloud that I'm a fan because their fanbase is batshit insane. I just finished TAZ as well, and I enjoyed it just fine but TAZ fans are somehow even more insane than just the MBMBAM ones?

>>20064
PUTJ is amazing. I agree Miel can be kind of obnoxious, but Demi is SO talented it makes up for it. I started listening to Gilmore Guys and PUTJ just because I was such a fan of him on Twitter. The "It Wasn't Me" punch up is one of my personal favs

>>17320
>comfy podcast recommendations
Not sure what you consider comfy, but as someone who loves non-fiction/historical/science/true crime podcasts, I kind of consider the comfy ones ones I don't have to think much about, or aren't particularly heavy or political….if that makes sense. Here's some of my favs:
>Gilmore Guys: a comfy classic, but watching the show along with them helps. 2 silly dudes going through every episode of Gilmore Girls
>MBMBAM: silly dudes answering silly questions. If you can ignore their batshit fanbase, it's a comfy staple
>Punch Up the Jam: see >>20064
>Mother May I Sleep With Podcast?: podcast about absurd Lifetime movies. I've never watched a single one of the movies and I still enjoy the podcast
>Plz Advise: same host as MMISWP, they take calls and give advice
>Why Won't You Date Me?: comedian Nicole Byer and trying to figure out her dating life
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No. 21721

The Sit Down w Mike Recine – any anons here have opinions? Just heard of it and I might be interested

No. 22300

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>>21721
I listened to the Anna Khachiyan episodes because i love her. didn't listen to any others but i think he is funny

on another note i think Nick Mullen from cumtown is extremely hot



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No. 14121[Reply]

previous one : >>>/ot/111835

Post any image you want. Bonus points for pictures that are rare, interesting, and/or have gone out of circulation over time.
Post the most obscure and weird ones you have
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No. 22018

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I honestly think I have even more repressed psychological issues than I have already.

No. 22020

>>22018
>>22017
ew. did you post these in the wrong thread or what?

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No. 22034

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No. 16434[Reply]

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
>have you ever written fanfiction?
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
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No. 21899

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?
couple of days ago
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
slowburn romance that eventually leads to smut. shame that the quality of the fic tends to go down after the first time the pairing fucks
>have you ever written fanfiction?
yeah, i wrote maybe half a dozen fanfics when i was a teenager
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
probably once or twice a week
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
a garfield/mass effect crossover on ffn
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
bigger fandoms are usually better, more variety

No. 21907

Is anyone else currently working or wanting to work on something? I've got this smut fic in my head that I'm writing ideas down for, but I keep thinking of things to fit in for lore safe purposes and now I have a whole world-building folder for it. I think it'll just end up being mildly slow burn.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

Yesterday.

>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards

I like a variety of them since what I read is dependent on my mood but slow burn with a smut payoff is always nice.

>have you ever written fanfiction?

Yes.

>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?

I don't read it very often but I wish I had more drive to write my own more frequently. Still working on that.

>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?

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No. 21913

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thank you for bumping this thread anon, I was just going to go looking for it.

>whens the last Time youve read fanfiction?

earlier today
>what kind of fanfiction do you tend to gravitate towards
I tend to enjoy one-shots and shorter chaptered works, though I'll read a longer work if it's already complete. I got invested in a fic that I didn't realize was abandoned once when I was like 13 and I've been burned forever lol. Theme-wise, I tend to avoid reader/self inserts and pure kink-focused smut (doesn't offend or gross me out I just don't get much out of it). I also have a rule that if a fic is generally longer than the longest book I own that I've been meaning to read, then I'm not going to read it because I could be using that time to read an actual book. This sounds stupid but it actually saved me from reading that that one smutty House of Cards fic back when I was into BTS because it was longer than Crime and Punishment lol.
>have you ever written fanfiction?
Yes. I used to write it quite a bit as a teen. I deleted it all a few years back and I'm pretty bummed, I don't have much creative writing work from that time and I wish I could see how my style changed and my skill improved.
>how frequently do you read/write fan fiction?
Right now I have a ton of half-baked fanfic ideas sitting around my harddrive and I'm actively working on one for Devil May Cry and one for Final Fantasy XII.
>whats the weirdest fan fiction youve written and or read?
Probably Adventure Time inflation smut.
>what fandoms tend to have the best and or worst fan fics?
As another anon said, fandoms comprised of older fans or smaller fandoms.

No. 21974

>>21913
>working on one for Devil May Cry
oh hell yeah anon, me too! Would you mind telling me a bit about your story or is that weird for me to ask here? I've been replaying 3 after finishing 5 a few times. I love the series so much.

No. 22006

>>21974
nah I don't mind. I'm actually working on two for DMC, I forgot about one. One of them is a kind of cheesy one-shot in the form of a letter from Nero to his future son or daughter. The other one is kind of goofy tbh and I'm probably never going to post it lol, but I'm a fan of William Blake and after Vergil's enjoyment of William Blake's poetry became a thing in DMC 5 I got the idea to write a bunch of poetry in the style of Romantic poets (Blake, Shelley, Wordsworth, etc. with influence from various epic poems), but from the point of view of Vergil, as though he'd written them. They're pretty rough to say the least lol but it's been a fun writing exercise if nothing else. What are yours about anon?



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No. 3745[Reply]

Can we have a thread for discussing/recommending manga?

I recently got back into reading manga and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.

Post your favorite series!
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No. 3892

>>3890
If I had to detail why I didn't like Amir and Karluk as much it mainly comes down to Amir. She doesn't really have any flaws. In the context of her environment she might be a bit odd but to the modern day reader all of her oddities are positive attributes. And one of the more salient points of conflict, the age gap between her and Karluk ends up amounting to nothing when she ends up falling for him romantically. Karluk definitely develops and is forced to grow up and that is interesting but the reasoning for their odd arrangement is never really explained and Amir never really seems to have a problem with it outside of a few failed attempts to seduce him.

Not to say I dislike it, but Amir and Karluk just aren't my favorites compared to the other Brides.

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I started re-reading Yowamushi Pedal recently and I still love this series. I've only read a bit past the end of the first interhigh and I hate that it kind of degrades into shounen battle scribbles but the first 27 volumes are a great standalone sports story.

One thing I also really like about it is that the protag is very shy and awkward but all the characters are friendly to him, even the villains. I wasn't sure if it was a self insertion thing but the mangaka originally made the MC a girl and I'm guessing carried the personality over when the editor told him it had to be a boy MC

>>3862
To me a lot of his manga have the same buildup and execution, so I became kind of disinterested after reading a few. I read his interview after Punpun and it felt like he was admitting that he was tired of writing the same stories over and over, too. Haven't read Dedede but at least it sounds different.

Also some of his stories are pretty gross with how kids are treated by adults and family figures.

No. 20110

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Reading Initial D. I love Takumi, although I kind of wish he'd lose a race for once.

No. 20122

>>3893
I used to be a big fan of Yowapeda and I agree, the first 27 volumes are great. Even though I adore the new cast (I love Gen 2 Hakogaku even more than the first) I just could never get into it after the inter-high ended. Maybe because I was watching the anime along with reading the manga, either way I'd like to give it another chance, I still hold the series dear to me.

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No. 20653[Reply]

Thread for dumping videos ripped from YouTube. Post stuff you think will be deleted and/or needs to be shared with a wider audience.

No. 20654

>>20653

This should probably be in /m/.

No. 20687

uh



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No. 17899[Reply]

Rant about Kpop, its creepy fandoms, and/or its fucked up industry. Or just nitpick some idols.

· Don't sperg, complain or pick fights.
· Don't racebait.
· Don't derail about dumb shit. If it doesn't directly have to do with Kpop, don't post about it here.
· This thread is not about shipping or fangirling. Save that for the general kpop thread here: >>>/m/11970

Last thread: >>>/m/12791
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No. 19694

>>19693
yeah kpop groupies i mean sasaengs are completely retarded

No. 19695

>>19521
she herself said in her vlogs that she is singing the song because she lOves herself - never did i imply that she wrote the lyrics - what i wanted to say was she is talking as if she believes in the words she is signing (and if you don't even know what song i am talking about then why even cross me)

No. 19697


No. 19709

>>19673
Agree with the mom. And I know we are supposed to be critical, but Chaeyeon is one if the few female Kpop dancers I think are genuinely talented and fun to watch. Most of them just wave their arms around, she is not cutesy which might be why people don’t like her as much but it makes her better in my opinion.

No. 19756

>>19673
I really don't care.



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No. 7604[Reply]

I was going around Twitter looking at some people's interpretation of the female gaze and was curious as to what farmers think about the concept. The popular method over on Twitter seems to be to compare one film still to another that has overt male gaze influenced framing.

Obviously, we all know shirtless dudes != female gaze bc those dudes are primarily for men to self insert as fantasies and not actually for women. There is also the possibility that the female gaze can never fully develop because the language of cinema was created largely by men. Women in cinema, as we do in all fields, had to adapt and assimilate to exist in the space which took away any potential to assert our gaze onto the theory.

However, with enough time and careful thought perhaps it is still possible to develop cinematic language that is female to a greater extent. As you can tell, I don't view a male or female gaze as inherently wrong or derogatory. It's only an issue for male gaze to be so prevalent because it leaves little space for women to have something cater to them artistically.

I'm primarily talking about film and possibly video games. Porn for a female audience has some more evident female gaze present but porn is a low hanging fruit and primarily interacts with ~~the gaze~~ in a sexual way which I don't think fully describes the effect.

Chip in with opinions, farmers! Apologies if this ends up being OT for this board. I made the thread here because it's not really bathroom talk.
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No. 19253

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>>18614
>>18628
>>18644
I live for Adam Driver, shirtless or not lmfao
TLJ was a gift in that department and nobody will tell me otherwise

No. 19317

>>19253
Adam, pls

No. 19319

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No. 19390

>>19253
I honestly find his face super attractive (even, if not especially, the ears), but his body really does nothing for me personally.
He's not fat or anything just…W I D E. Didn't expect it.

No. 19606

>>19253
This dude's body is as weird as his face. I love his ugly face.



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