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Anonymous 22009[Reply]

anyone else just can’t read actual books anymore? i used to love reading when i was younger but now whenever i genuinely pick up a book and try to read it my brain just mindlessly scans over the text and it doesn’t process them as actual sentences but as single words strung together. is this like a normal thing??
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Anonymous 22026

Yes, there always seems to be so much unnecessary info-rubbish in the text, whereas I just want the facts.

Anonymous 22027


>my brain just mindlessly scans over the text and it doesn’t process them as actual sentences but as single words strung together. is this like a normal thing??
No it is not at all. You either forgot, somehow, how to read critically at the level of your age, or you simply are not paying attention whatsoever.
I guess you should start with pic related and reading it attentively and then begin reading collections of essays by reputable authors or editors so as to start small.

Unironically speaking, this is such a troublesome thing in all matters of life since you could easily get scammed or make a huge mistake that will mess up your life pretty badly until you die or something.

Anonymous 22064

I have the exact same issue. I think the ability to obtain literally anything on the internet within seconds and everything being made in such a short format has ruined our attention spans. It actually extends to more than just books for me, I also find it difficult to write letters/emails, listen to an entire music album or even sit through a normal-length film. I often find myself checking my phone when I'm doing things I actually enjoy and should be dedicating my entire attention to in that moment.

Something that has helped me is deleting all addictive social media apps that encourage viewing/reading short pieces of information (e.g. Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Instagram) and forcing myself to read. If I don't enjoy something, I just stop reading and move onto the next thing. Your goal isn't to force yourself into reading something just because you feel like you should, but to finish a book that you actually enjoy.

A lot of books that have been recommended to me are fiction and I've come to realise that I much prefer reading non-fiction/biographies. Once you've completed a few books in the genre you like, then you can start to branch out to whatever else other people are raving about. Don't feel pressured into reading something just because it's a "classic" or on some top 10 Goodreads list because you'll just skim over the words and absorb nothing, find something that excites you and makes you want to read it every free moment you have!

Anonymous 22067

thank you for the advice anons ^^ gonna try and read a history book soon LOL i hope it goes well


i forgot to add this only happens when i read books physically, i can read essays and stories online on a screen with no problem, but as soon as it’s on paper it’s like my brain shuts down

Anonymous 22078


>i can read essays and stories online on a screen with no problem, but as soon as it’s on paper it’s like my brain shuts down
Ah, that's great then.

Yes, regarding this issue, other anons have already answered it quite well like >>22064, telling you how attention-gathering apps have killed human focus, and the only way to gain it back is to read things you enjoy. I second this as not having any social media whatsoever (except for image boards and only browsing the best ones) has helped me improve my literacy and vocabulary quite a lot in a short amount of time by reading literary magazines and other, interesting non-fiction.
Notwithstanding this fact though, you can always move all literature you like to an electronic form like an e-reader or your laptop/phone – especially considering how there are even library services that will provide you with e-books for you to borrow in the apps they use, which I love. So, if you're having a lot of trouble going back to physical books after a week or so, continue reading in an electronic form, but also increase using physical books little by little so as to adapt to them again. Best if you can read them well the same level you do with reading essays online.


whump Anonymous 21999[Reply]

Does anyone here read or write whump? I'm kind of curious. There seems to be a lot of cross over between whump fans and fujos, afterall.
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Anonymous 22040


not op but PLEAASEE recommend some, i’ve been trying to find some good whump stories but most of the ones i find read like they’re written by 10yos

Anonymous 22042

Also not op, can you please share some involving torture thank you

Anonymous 22044

Tell me this is a joke???

Anonymous 22047

Sorry for the wait. Ok so these are going to be tumblr blogs, I tend to find the best originals there.
Okay, so I’m gonna start with general recs. My all time favorite blog is this one https://ashintheairlikesnow.tumblr.com/post/623908755816497152/masterlists-masterpost
She writes medical stuff occasionally, especially when she's writing about boxboy stuff. The box boy/babe universe is a sort of whumplr thing based on the concept of like people being sold as slaves and there's a lot of worldbuilding invovled, but the exact canon will vary between blogs.
This person also writes BBU whump, with slightly mixed quality. https://haro-whumps.tumblr.com/post/189851461413/box-boy-masterlist
One of the most popular whump blogs on tumblr is https://whump-tr0pes.tumblr.com/ Honor bound is like a must read.
Whumpiary is good too, really like what I’ve read of it, very interesting plot. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E786ebVvP-f4teX-dLK_evgXlaX0WrCzct70ThZsmFQ/edit#gid=1955837640
Also, this post here has a ton of whump creators tagged, and most of them are pretty good: https://caddy-whump-us.tumblr.com/post/650555624934014976/sideblogformindtrash-milk-carton-whump

Now, more specific fic recs for hospital stuff specifically:
This orchidscript one is pretty good. Orchidscript tends to have a good variety of posts
Wildfaewhump does a lot of inhuman medical torture stuff that I personally like a lot, especially the like, more gooey, comfort stuff Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 22066

Thank you very much, this is some good fucking food


What's your Sailor Scout name? Anonymous 22051[Reply]

What's your Sailor Scout name?

Mine is Sailor Nebula

Anonymous 22052


Sailor Miranda


philosophy Anonymous 19553[Reply]

thread for philosophy books/podcasts/videos and such
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Anonymous 21529

>I hate him for his books and lectures targeted at the average person yes, although i havent read his books - only watched reviews and all that.
I'm not really certain how to take this. I personally also watch reviews, but I've never considered myself as having an informed opinion about the subject matter just because I listened to someone else talk about it. Not saying that's wrong, it just didn't occur to me that people do this.
>Humans are not that predictable.
Really depends on what you're testing. For example, any human, anywhere, will react the exact same to a snake making a striking motion, even if there's a plane of glass separating the person from the snake. It's not a conscious response, there is no "There is a snake, the snake is striking, I will back away from the snake." It is physically impossible for a human to prevent themselves from going back because the circuits that activate that reflex occur before the conscious mind has even registered a snake is moving.

As far as mass behavior, maybe you have a point about history, but Jordan Peterson from various comments also believes that history is a very potent source of information for behavior and how people operate, I don't know where you got the idea that he completely dismisses it.

Anonymous 21531

Thinking about not only does he actually agree with the importance of studying history, it's already integrated into his worldview, politics and his main line of theory in Maps of Meaning. So not only does Jordan Peterson agree with you it's already integrated into his main theory.

Anonymous 21535

you are retarded

Anonymous 21554

>History is in the end a way better representation of how humans operate than "inherent" biological traits which cant even be proved to be inherent due to enviromental factors in everything
I also wonder how he can say all that stuff about history being super important, but then have completely retarded takes on politics.

Postmodernism is shit.

Anonymous 22041

I think modern philosophy is too obsesed with politics and materialism. Nihilists reject dualism almost by default despite neither science nor modern philosophy ever being able to even advance our understanding of the mind in hundreds of years.


Sports? Anonymous 18123[Reply]

Anyone interested in sports? I never used to care but I recently got into college football and I'm watching March Madness now.
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Anonymous 21742

Yeah, football (soccer if you're American) but only the moid football is bearable, if you ignore the flopping around at every minor touch but whatever, I'm 98% sure they're instructed to fall when these things happen to try and snatch a foul.

Anonymous 21857

I like these kinds of sports too, I watched the BMX races during the olympics and I was like wow that looks fun. It made me want to get a bike

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Anonymous 21945


I really enjoy sumo. On topic for that, the best sumo wrestler of all time just retired, so that's a bit of a bum out. I liked Hakuho's showboating.

Anonymous 22036

I like baseball. Nice and slow. Don't have to pay much attention. Many players are cute.
One time I was at the stadium and they put me up on the giant screen… that's still the highlight of my life.


Anonymous 20535[Reply]

I have a morbid fear that calarts face was caused by Hiyao Miyazaki and he will never atone for this crime.
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Anonymous 20837

Chihiro Crying.gif

His typical style, but I became distinctly aware that Chihiro is the only one of his female characters to have a potato shaped facce as opposed to the typical pointy chin females everywhere else. I feel this is further aggravated by scenes like this where Miyazaki will typically emote with a very wide mouth.

Chihiro is the only character to have this face type, and I just worry animation opposed dumbasses thought this was what a human face looked like.

I can see that as well, though Aardman isn't potatoface as much as Wallace is a stick with a giant mouth on it.

Anonymous 20838

kind of a reach OP

Anonymous 21677

>character has a unique face shape
>this is bad

Anonymous 22033


To the people who deny it

Anonymous 22050


No one sees this but you, OP.
Thread should be nuked for being so stupid


Anonymous 21486[Reply]

Thread of non-conventionally-attractive anime men
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Anonymous 21561

Older doesn't mean not attractive, and the OP pic doesn't look that old, maybe late thirties at most.

Anonymous 21562

I don't think you'd get banned for it, but yeah OP was asking for anime men.

Anonymous 21568

For a lot of female anime fans, particularly the younger ones but sometimes also adults, any anime boy past 18 is ugly, especially if he has facial hair and not androgynous features, so it's hard to guess what someone means by "unconventionally attractive".

Anonymous 22031

I like both. Men like that are to die for though.. Holy fuggin.. He had 10 children he did not fail to get busy lmao. But he had no pictures of his family or wife Sarag Craig which really is a let down. I bet she was pretty. They were supposed to have been insanely in love with each other. Fun facts :oo

Anonymous 22032

Also the mobs that ran NYC at the time really drove him insane and gave him the runaround. You can watch gangs of new york for perspective its a damn good movie.


Anonymous 21716[Reply]

be honest. would you fuck/date Kiryu? why or why not?
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Anonymous 21989

>heteros get to claim everyone is hetero
>homos get to project that the characters are homo
Sounds like a win/win

Anonymous 21994

Anonymous 21996

No because he doesn't exist

Anonymous 22007

>dudebros and otomecucks in the fandom
LMAO how does that affect the writers' decision to force straight romances? The males hate it when there is shitty forced romance, and love the perverted softcore porn shit that appeals to them in these games, while husbandofags hate it when their husbandos canonically show interest in a woman

Anonymous 22008

Um of course, why wouldn't I. He is a mega babe you bakas.


Your Boyfriend Anonymous 21992[Reply]

Has Cece played this game?

Glitches aside I like it so far

Anonymous 21993

wait what
what game

Anonymous 21997


The video game is literally called "Your Boyfriend"


so 2 autists made a song about cc... Anonymous 21653[Reply]

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Anonymous 21948

No way we actually interact with that kind of retard here…? I suppose that's always better than moids.

Anonymous 21957

yes they may be autists yes i am rooting for them

Anonymous 21958

What did i just witness

Anonymous 21976

Yet you speak their language pleb

Anonymous 21982

Crystal Cafe anthem

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