>browsing random forum that had a conversation about computer cases >scrolling through replies >one is from a user who changed their name to "Judy Hopps", with a Zootopia avatar and a centred signature with one of the promotional selfie zootopia images and a link with some random thing, followed by "Try Everything!!" Please no, don't become the new MLP.
>>407736 I doubt it'll really get worse than the worst of the Frozen fandom. Furries spread like wildfire but even then it shouldn't be TOO bad. Everyone who knew furries are a thing knew this movie would be big with them. The furry fandom for this movie will just be lumped under the larger furry cancer umbrella. Worst case scenario the fox guy becomes a mascot in the same way Krystal was.
Bronies were a surprise. Nobody was expecting that shit to blow up like it did. By being expected, Zootopia furries will never manage to have the same level of impact. I don't know if I'd say that people are used to 'normal' furries now, but at least on the internet it seems like they kind of are.
You know the only thing I have that I really care about or treasure as a possession... is my Steam Profile (and my laptop, but I need my laptop to use Steam) Say one was dying, then would wish I had someone close to pass the account onto and have them tend to as if it were something of value, just so all the time I spent on it wouldn't end with me.
Do have a younger brother but its not as if he even use his own steam page, doesn't care for PC gaming and is constantly breaking his computers via simple carelessness... also he's succumbing to the family history of mental ill-health which to be honest is the greater issue and reason why might be thinking on the issue of general morality, but like all my problems it seems best solved by ignoring it and focusing on something less painful.
You ever realize a point when you've been taken advantage of? Multiple times? Multiple people? I realized yesterday that I may have been swindled out of about a grand over four years?
Followup question. Is there a way to emotionally lobotomize yourself? Most of the reason I work and distract myself with shit is so I don't dwell on how much of a failure I am. I'd rather cut it out, or shut it down.
>YouTube >see video on recommended list in homepage >watch video while logged in >thumb-up said video >that video is recommend on the suggested videos sidebar >watch other videos over the next day >that video is still on my fucking recommended list LEAVE its the Zootopia CinemaSins video
>leave computer unattended for an hour, playing music on youtube >return, still playing due to autoplay on. is playing a closely related song >look at tab history >after about three songs, it entered two songs that had each other as next on their 'up next' suggestion, so it's just been playing those two songs for an hour youtube has a bug. shocker
>>408083 If you guys aren't going to speak your mind any more, I'll just make this into our YouTube blog thread.
>make and monetise videos with remixed content from cartoons >probably safe under fair use (for real), but occasionally start shitting self over risk of getting sued (such as once I got over the $100 mark) >look at other people using same cartoon in their videos >this one guy, among other things, uploads whole, unedited scenes and puts ads on them >socialblade estimates with one video (July 2015) he made within the range of $213 - 1.7K off of inexcusable copyright infringement note: they estimated for last thirty days that I got $24 - 389, I got $75. Therefore this guy is probably making at least $400 from CN's videos.
>>407848 >see "Cartoons For Children" next to short film I know (Fresh Cut Grass by Boulder Media) >the plot is literally about a young puppy who discovers his sister is a stripper >considerable, unsubtle sexual references webm related
>>408349 I already cleaned my apartment, because my parents came over today. It was nice. They brought some cake and a few hours later we drove to pick up my brother from work, so we could eat dinner at a nice restaurant at the Olympic harbor together while looking at the sailing boats. I had pork tenderloin with whiskey sauce. Again, it was nice. Feel like I took a mini vacation on just an afternoon.
Distributed computing projects (cool stuff) is usually aimed at scientific research, but this one caught me by surprise: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_and_Ugly_Rendering_Project Essentially, you help people render 3D graphics.
If it wasn't for the commercial sensitivity aspect, imagine if Disney, Pixar, VFX studios and stuff used this, and you could help render them. Like being an extra in a movie, you can point at the screen and say "I rendered the way that tissue box reflects light from that background character's arm in those five frames!"
>>408549 Its a good idea, in theory. After that whole >Being Youtube Famous: $$$ >Being Tumblr Famous: Teenagers telling you to go kill yourself. post got big, it makes sense they'd want to find a way to give popularity a reward the way Youtube or Instagram does.
Its definitely an incentive for more webcomics to host themselves there. At least for me and some friends.
>>408571 >They should make tumblr into an art blog site It already is for me. Its essentially an art (and porn) gallery on a twitter like timeline. If you get something you don't like, you're free to not even get it there.
Its a blogging platform. Its gonna be used to blog. And thankfully, its got the added function to follow said blogs on one aggregate dashboard. THAT is tumblr. Everything else depends on you.
Seriously, what shows up on your Tumblr dashboard (that isn’t advertising) is all on you. With blacklist tools and such, you can block basically anything that you don't want to see from people you otherwise want to follow.
>>408578 >Sidenote: have any of you emailed comic/cartoon creators? Gotten replies? I mostly move in the alt comics scene, really. So its not that hard to get their attention. Even less so with the big communicative nature of social media - I mostly contact them through twitter and we've gotten some nice conversations in.
Even gotten on a bit of a first name basis with a few of em.
Though I'm not sure its exactly the same situation you're thinking, considering I'm a creator myself.
>>408596 >Though I'm not sure its exactly the same situation you're thinking, considering I'm a creator myself. Not quite, but it's definitely something I can sympathise with (to a degree).
That reminds me of when I was 13 and participated in a couple of amatuer stick animation collabs (back on FluidAnims, now erased and adopted by StickPage. The admin was called Stone, so I was surprised when I first saw Freehaven on plus4chan)
>browsing porn blog >guy fucks girl image >somebody decided it was a great idea to erase the man's eyes (to not distract from the woman?) >JESUS CHRIST HOW HORRIFYING SHE IS FUCKED BY A HORRIBLE ALIEN MONSTER
Uuuuggggghhhh why am I even contemplating sending a facebook friend request to that one girl from work I have a crush on? I don't even know if she has a boyfriend! Damn it, I don't even know if she even still works there!
To give some context, I am friending other people from work (I'm being moved to another department, and I want to keep in touch) and I put her name just to see if she's on there. We have spoken a few times, but she sits a fair distance from me. I am aware that it'd probably look creepy if I just sent her a friend request, but maybe a casual message would be a little better?
>>408786 I just don't find it fair how citizens of US of A grabbed the name "americans" all for themselves, leaving none of it for the rest. It's like only people of London can call themselves "the english", with everyone else being "greatbritainers".
>>408788 >It's like only people of London can call themselves "the english", with everyone else being "greatbritainers". It's more like only the English call themselves English while everyone else calls themselves Scottish, Welsh, or Cornish.
Americans are called Americans because when The United States Of America was founded the other polities on the continent were either colonial holdings or natives polities, all with their own names that weren't tied to "America" as central to their identity.
>>408789 >…why? Canada and Mexico don’t have America in their names, and they already have words for their citizenry (Canadian and Mexican).
The entire contient is called America. Continent. From the southmost tip of Argentina to the Bering Strait. You guys called yourself a union of states within america. That name stuck back before people even knew how to read or write in their majority.
>think about old person/art/etc. for no apparent reason >check artist's page, which hadn't changed for over a year >literally posted content two days ago It's weird how the world works like that sometimes. You just happen to be reminded of something coincidentally just before-or-after it becomes relevant again.
Also, to avoid double post: >friend searches google trends >looks up "pokemon hentai" >steady decline since 2000 >naturally spiked to new peak at the same time as pokemon go release
>>408992 >/h/ has de-censor threads Makes sense; the number of pics ruined with useless censorship is infuriating. It's even on /aco/ >Gee, I am glad they censored the tip of that guy's dick. Someone could have been offended!
I haven't read it, but [ http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Jack ] is listed as being extremely bad and "ugly", with one specific writer on another page (Sonichu) specifically criticising the art style as an epitome of bad art.
I'm sure the actual comic is crap, but I actually like that art style. Definitely not comparable to Chris-Chan.
>>409001 That comic in particular can be offputting to those not interested in depictions of the workings of hell as a pretense for being as edgelord as possible as often as possible. I don't see how the art could be any better suited to that purpose than what it already is. Though really, I see no reason to expect any "collection of the worst" site to give actually useful advice.
Really fucking hate it when I have to unfollow an artist because a certain aspect of their work overtakes their art and becomes an aesthetic turn-off. I can think of one artist in particular that I used to like for their variety of body shapes and their toonish facial style, but has become a parody of themselves in recent months. They've taken their love of fat and muscle to absurd (and arguably disgusting) lengths, and the way they draw faces now looks so awful these days. Their art has literally devolved since I started following them, and I hate when that happens. So yeah, it sucks when I have to do that, especially if the artist is otherwise friendly and nice.
There's also another person I am following but I don't even know why; half their work doesn't appeal to me and the rest is just mediocre in terms of personal interest. (and its not as if I'd feel bad for taking away a follower. He's well known)
It's not even that I dislike the artist I’m referring to, either; they’ve always been pleasant to talk to and such in the few limited interactions I’ve had with them, and their old art (in both style and content) was a joy to see in my notifications. But nowadays I can barely enjoy anything they do—if the content of their art doesn’t turn me off, their drastic devolution in style does the job.
>>409047 Nobody does "not feel sad" after such an event. However, everyone feels (anything) to different degree. And it depends on each case also. Do not be ashamed of feeling anything.
However, there are people who will shame you for "not being sad enough" on sad occasions. Those are not good people, but someone who want to appear more virtuous than you. They simply want to appear good from a distance by being the saddest person in the group. Not saying everyone just pretends to be sad, but those people do exist in large numbers.
I want one day where I can just sit down and watch every movie on my list. My personal to-watch list. Not just Netflix. I wanna see all the stuff I've been meaning to watch and not have to worry about work or lunch, or anything else. I wanna see Michael Clayton, Crouching Tiger, Synechdoche NY, Seven Samurai, Silence of the Lambs, Godfather 2, No Country for Old Men for first time since it came out, guh.
Aahhh fuckin hell. I wanna just have a me day and invite everyone over to have it with me.
YouTube has to be run by bigger idiots than Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook combined. Did the Grand Poobahs of Video really think people wouldn’t find out about the “advertiser friendly” bit—or that the move wouldn’t be seen as an attempt to force content creators into making “advertiser friendly” videos so said creators can keep making money?
>>409440 I am an economy n00b, but in the few introductory classes I took it was hammered into me that whenever you have a monopoly on the market, you can set whatever rules you wish. YouTube is now the only game in town, and can do whatever they want. And you cannot really complain, since their services are free.
>>409443 What I meant is that YouTube is a free service. You can complain, you should complain, but that complaint will not really be heard by anyone important. YT has changed its policy, and now technically content creators are "legally" wrong.
>>409444 You can no longer monetize videos that features "wrong" views.
>>409445 South Park's creators made an interesting, relevant comment about how this kind of thing isn't censorship; it's an advertiser not wanting to pay to have them associated with bad images. They are paying you. You are accepting their money.
>>409445 >>409446 Well, I've been monetising copyright infringement (with only some being fair use) for years, with foul language, jihad jokes (both "events related to violent extremism" and "controversial subjects and events"), gun violence, drug references, inappropriate language and sexual humour, all integrated with children's cartoons.
At this point, my youtube monetisation is like the picture Stone brought up in >>409426 . I can only break 5 out of 5 infringements.
It is more a form of “soft censorship” than anything. A bunch of people who make good money off their YouTube monetization see this “advertiser friendly” bit as an attempt to make those people change their content to suit the needs of advertisers. To those people, it comes off as a choice between making money or making authentic, uncensored content—especially since YouTube has no real competition in this arena.
>>409448 >South Park's creators made an interesting, relevant comment about how this kind of thing isn't censorship; it's an advertiser not wanting to pay to have them associated with bad images. They are paying you. You are accepting their money. The problem is that it's not an advertiser pulling their ads, it's YT saying that you don't get ANY advertiser for that video anymore.
>>409441 >economy classes Your analysis of the situation makes me doubt this.
>YouTube is now the only game in town Not even remotely. Remember when Youtube had full length movies/series in 2008/2009? Google naively censored these vids, allowing Netflix to take the whole market. Same thing with gaming/review videos, Google censored their length on Youtube due to copyright concerns, and Twitch fucking exploded overnight. So Youtube has ALREADY lost a lot of growth opportunities to competitors. Other competitors like Vine undermine base userbase by stealing hundreds of millions of teen clicks per day. DM was dying before the new Youtube push, but users coming over to that platform saved it in just a few months. Liveleak is only relevant because sites like youtube ban content that Liveleak regularly hosts.
History proves that user-based platforms that THINK they're "the only game in town" get raped the moment they start censoring the userbase for more ad money. Look at the history of friendster and geocities, look at myspace, look at what happened to instant messaging services. Most of the platforms we have today (YT/facebook/twitter/tumblr) started because past platforms died for the same reason. When they engage in censorship, SMPs get more ad money in the short term, but the over-regulative pressure on their userbase eventually causes the users to leave the platform and seek others.
Facebook has already started to die, users under 16 sign in once per week, and are migrating en-masse to platforms like Tinder, Imgur and Instagram. This is why Facebook banned linking to Imgur awhile back. Twitter is in the same type of trouble. Active user (the only kind that matter) numbers have been cut off at the knees by losing younger and younger users to competitors like whisper, yikyak, snapchat and kik. The Twitter platform is kept alive by bots and trolls. The latest to join the sick platform list is Tumblr, on shaky ground due to their attempt to censor creators, profanity and porn, but they might recover because they're so responsive to the userbase.
The reason you might be tricked into thinking otherwise is the slowing down of the cycle, which was very fast just ten years ago. This slowdown is due to expansion of base market into the third world, but this is ONLY a slow down and the cycle will resume in time. Third world competitors are already moving in with better service in the native language.
>>409452 And this is the crux of the issue. Google wants to burn money for no practical reason, just because a panel of retards told them they have to.
>Youtube has ALREADY lost a lot of growth opportunities to competitors.
No one thinks Vimeo or Liveleak or any other “YouTube wannabe” has a real chance of dethroning “the king”, at least not right now. Twitch has the livegaming market wrapped up, but there’s still a market for Let’s Plays, and YouTube dominates in that regard. Vine might have a big audience because of the “bite-size video” idea, but six-second videos won’t ever fully replace the lengthy videos you’ll find on YouTube. Right now, YouTube is still the most widely-known and widely-used video site in the world. Whether it stays that way, especially in the face of this “advertiser friendly” situation, lies entirely in the hands of YouTube’s higher-ups.
>>409454 >a real chance of dethroning “the king” People said the same thing about geocities. And they were right... for about 4 years, when competitors (blogs/myspace) came out and crushed them.
Also there's a diversification of services at work here. The original geocities allowed people to build whole websites, they could be dating websites, friend-connection websites, or websites on news or other topics such as blogs. As a result geocities was replaced by dozens of different platforms, from dating websites to social media to blogs. So... Youtube won't be taken down by a single website, it will be taken down by a group of websites providing better niche services that Youtube can't compete with. Then some large company will come along and conglomerate all of that.
>lies entirely in the hands of YouTube’s higher-ups. Isn't the entire point of the discussion that these people are fucking up?
I believe that once a website reaches a kind of critical mass, it will take a tonne of time, or extremely bad decisions, for them to lose momentum. You need a mass exodus.
Take a look at FurAffinity: it's a horribly designed and managed site that deserves to die. Bad security and hacking incidents, staff quarrels, and generally nothing done better than any alternative. But it still survives, and will for at least another few years, because it's popular and famous people use it.
>>409458 But then again, look at 4chan. We have off-shoot *chans (like us) for each board, many that add more boards, and many that allowed custom boards (even before 8chan). There have been mass migrations to 7chan and 8chan. But 4chan's reputation and passable competence has kept it strong for over a decade. YouTube needs to do something really, really fucking bad to screw up. I reckon this "censorship" saga will blow over in a month.
In 4chans heyday it had 8 million unique users, as you can see by 2015 it was down to 2.5 million, and right now it's under a million.
World population is constantly growing, as are the number of people who hook up to internet. If a website doesn't have a small but constant growth, it's basically a dead website. 4chan is in a situation worse than that, it's actually hemorrhaging users.
>>409470 1) I don't think any website with over half a million uniques a month can be called "dead". 2) Judging by the graph's trend, I believe July (the final data point) wasn't complete when that metric was graphed; that's an extreme decline compared to the past two months.
But even so, I don't think that decline is enough to pronounce the site as dying. Sure, there is less unique traffic now that gamergate and beta uprising have dried up (thank god) but I believe 4chan will live for a long time. 2020, no doubt. (unless Hiro goes full retard and puts up a paywall, but he's literally an autopilot)
Would anyone be up for a "/sig/ - Self-Improvement General" ? I don't have the template right now but I think it'd be nice. Could merge with Body Modification thread. http://4chanfit.wikia.com/wiki//sig/_sticky
>>409629 I had to delete a couple of 9/11 memorial posts in /pco/ request thread. Not sure why someone thought a porn board was a respectful place to put it, but whatever. I was tempted to post 9/11 r34 in response, but I guess it might be seen as shitposting.
>>409823 Fair point, but I personally enjoy the over-simplicity of it rather than criticise it (honestly, you can say that any cartoon describing political situations lacks necessary complexity). While shallow, I feel that it's much better than the typical depiction of "they hate us just because we have freedom"; at least there's an attempt at depicting two sides of a story and drawing out similarities instead of basic dehumanisation.
>It really should have went in the pol thread. But it doesn't directly mention Hillary or Trump? [/s]
>running kinda low on antidepressants >getting a doctor's appointment is damn near impossible >there's a way to order prescriptions online, but you have to register for it >go through registration >turns out I still can't order the one thing that definitely stops me from wanting to kill myself, unless I see the doctor first Then what is the fucking point?
I've just lost my game data for a game I've spent over 10 hours and was looking forward to making further progress on steam, been wrestling the past couple of hours to try and recover it with no luck. Its really set off my own depressive issues, but can't say I'm having it as bad as you.
>>409882 I've gone through more episodes and I figured out why it bugs me so much; the situations I'm used to seeing as a source of conflict to start an episode are instead used as punchlines at the end, so I get hyped for what happens next just as the episode ends. It's like a seven minute pause before a rickroll.
>youtube >see video about "how to make a [show's-name] OC" with a thumbnail of a mediocre brown recolour with piercing >has to put "[IRONIC]" in the title so people don't think they're actually an autistic 12 year old You gotta go all out, or people won't know you're joking. Poe's law.
>try to find information about how a certain CPU/GPU combination will work with a program nope >try to find information about how a certain GPU will work with a program nope >try to find information about how a certain CPU combination will work with a program nope >type program name and type CPU name incorrectly find person asking about the CPU/GPU combination I tried to get in the first place
I hope you guys know what you are going to be for Halloween. If you visit a a haunted house, bring a scaredy cat friend with you and pay for said friends ticket. Watching them jump and scream will be well worth the price of admission.
Watching all the shit kids do in cartoons that I never did is deeply bittersweet. Why did I have to be a cynical, self-isolating dick in my childhood? This is like a sense of nostalgia for something I didn't experience. A feeling that I want to have memories like that.
But I guess it will just be incentive not to waste the next phase of my life.
On Facebook, literally EVERY SINGLE time I've seen a female post a photo of themselves, an emoji-laced hugbox shows up to positively reinforce them. I understand the importance of attention and perceptions of worth (and beauty aka. worth), but honestly that kind of environment just seems toxic.
Apart from reinforcing a dependence on complements to feel worth, and being littered with vain, empty, superficial and often insincere attitudes, I think it also prevents people from realising the subjectivity of beauty and attractiveness. Additionally, I think it may hinder the drive to improve, if everyone claims you're already perfect.
I guess this attitude is throughout society though. I've seen it ubiquitously in the accounts of previously obese people, where this cycle of self-reinforcement within a group can often blind them to reality and the idea of change. I've seen it in art, where in once scenario an artist literally asked people to stop sucking his dick and give approval and/or critique, and everyone who gave advice for improvement was flamed by the hugbox (but at least in this situation, the artist was aware enough to understand the situation he was in; some aren't so perceptive and suffer delusions of perfection as a result).
But then again, hurting people's feeling makes you a dick, unless you know them. Even indifference in that environment has become an insult. Such is life.
(I hope that didn't come of as condescending; I'm very socially oblivious in person)
>recall "Phineas and Ferb" after calculating how many days until Uni starts after summer break (I never did watch that show...) >decide to ask google if a parody called "Penius and Herb" exists >get results for penis enlargement herbal remedies What did I think was going to happen?
>>410581 >>410587 As always, there is a couple of nice subreddits for this kind of thing.
My handwriting isn't great, but I did learn over the past year to start writing with my arm instead of wrist, so as to be able to write for two (compulsory) english exams in two days. I'm also now learning to touchtype.
>I did learn over the past year to start writing with my arm instead of wrist
I have tried this, but my handwriting looks like shit when I do. Then again, I've always written with my wrist, so the occasional attempts at writing with my arm will always look like shit until I do it more, I s’pose.
>>410722 It's an American election season, those tend to make everybody upset. This election cycle more so than normal. But politics tend to make people bitch and whine, so I'm just glad it's more or less self contained at this point in its thread.
>>410740 >I still don't understand why /draw/ even exists. Draw wasn't just about requests. It was about discussion, critique and other stuff too. It's mainly here now for historical reasons. I will never see /durp/ :(
>I guess I could post there later. I've gotten more action on /z/. But feel free to, and I might find it.
So, dose anyone know anything about Paintball/airsoft or what paintball players want on a paintball field?
The owner of the haunted house I work at is thinking of doing paintball stuff on the off season. As well as escape rooms as well. I've been looking into paintball stuff and holy shit there is a lot to know.
>>410772 >So, dose anyone know anything about Paintball/airsoft or what paintball players want on a paintball field? 4chan's /asp/ has threads for both. I've only played paintball twice sop I wouldn't know much.
What are the laws there? Because in Australia (in the state I live in) it's a full on gun licence to use a paintball gun, 18+ only. Are you doing BYO or supplying, because you'll also want protection gear (helmet, gloves, nuts guard)
>What are the laws there? None as far as I know or seen. Even kids can play paintball. It's not viewed as a deadly weapon, but told how to how to keep safe and things like that. If we where in the city we would be up to our eyes in zoning laws, fire laws, ect. The haunt is outside city limits and on 20 acres of land (the haunt itself takes up only four) so we don't have to worry too much with law. Hell, we can shoot real guns if we wanted too. Basically, like the rules of plus4chan, use common sense, don't be a jerk, don't bother the neighbors and everything will be fine. I'm probably wrong but that's why I'm looking into it.
>Are you doing BYO or supplying Both so I'm looking into rental package deals, prices on bunkers and netting as well.
I think that, if you really love technology, you want it all to exist, and not be forgotten. From fast modern electric cars to steam trains, from grandfather clock to laptop, from flute to synthesizer, from optical media to SSDs. All technology is beautiful and useful, and should coexist.
Finally decided to listen to müsic at lower volumes.
Not because my hearing is getting any worse, but because I want to be gentle to my ears. I love them for letting me partake in müsic consumption, something I do every day, and I want to repay them with kindness. I want my ears to know they are löved.
So I recently decided to quiet my fetish, purging it from my life I removed all fetish tumblrs from my dashboard, all the fetish content from my bookmarks, the board from 8ch and the fetish threads I watched on /aco/. I'm coinvinced I did good, I can't stand that people anymore, everybody on the /aco/ threads was an insufferable autist, all the people from tumblr where self absorbed furries or camwhores with big egos. The ich board was nothing but entitled shitposters. All the artists on this fetish are incredibly dense and have no talent. There is simply no argument to make that look good.
Bu now what do i do? Do I get blueballed to death?
>>411539 Its disgusting but I'm very impatient for 10 years to pass by so I can return into the fetish, be disgusted again and regret even looking back. Seems like I mostly want my hatred to be validated
>in game, new to PC gaming >scrap a glass jar for resources >get only broken glass >equip it an rightclick, in hopes of throwing it away >character fucking eats it >die of internal bleeding three seconds later yeah, it was stupid