Hobbies @4-ch

Do you do something enjoyable away from the computer from time to time? If it's a hobby, and it doesn't belong on another board, talk about it.
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On being called an otaku (89)

1 Name: ?!cPUZU5OGFs : 2007-03-04 05:46 ID:rxdj3Zm6

How bad do you have to be before you can be branded as an otaku? What if you only like a couple of manga titles and a couple of anime titles but don’t even own any game systems, will you still be considered an otaku?

80 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-07-06 22:51 ID:K8HTeIJD


> How awesome do you have to be before you can be branded as an otaku?


81 Name: dæmon : 2010-08-21 16:28 ID:Heaven

i think "geek" is attached to people who like doing something very much like "computer geek"

82 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-12-07 21:11 ID:sxpHX7Pu

Nerds would be a person who excels in academia. Where as geeks are those with interests or obsession in what is outside the social "norm". Also usually geeks would classify themselves to their hobbies as traits of their personality. Just as jocks are classified by sports, geeks are classified by their interest in sci-fi, video games, comics, occult, and various other things. Otaku carries negative connotation as it implies obsession of their interest that prevents them from being functional members of society.

83 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-25 13:01 ID:heLCFEFE

I'm sure that buying an anime character dakikamura or whatever they're called would be a sure-fire indicator.

84 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-03 06:40 ID:GGwMHNUr

An Otaku is a japanese word for a nerd. The word 'Otaku' is only used outside of japan as a self-label for weeaboos who think using a japanese word makes them cool. It doesn't.
If you do not refer to yourself as an 'Otaku', then the person who called you one is a weeaboo and needs to use english words ie. Nerd or Geek.
For some reason wapanese think being an 'Otaku' is a good think to be proud it when actually in Japan "Otakus" (english translation: Nerds) are frowned upon in the society and are seen as a burden.

TL;DR: Only you yourself can label yourself as an Otaku. Others would just call you a nerd, unless they were weeaboos who are complimenting your love on shinyshinykawaiiNippondesudesukawaii

85 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-06-25 14:34 ID:pBlP+nOs

Nerd is also "not good" in western countries. But many Nerds/Otaku don't give a fuck and are proud to be one. So who cares.

86 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-06 21:45 ID:vKDGMUxj

87 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-30 22:49 ID:ZF/MrtNH

I consider myself an otaku
I like anime, manga, video games, and Japanese fashion, culture and history.
I don't go for figurines though. They serve no propose. I don't know why people buy them.

88 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-06-26 21:01 ID:jo7v+wG7

They look nice

89 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-07-28 03:17 ID:fquyZSez

No. No. No.

An "otaku" is not an enthusiast for something. An "otaku" is not a nerd.

"Otaku" is a semi-archaic word meaning "household," and using it to describe a person translates literally to something like "he's a homebody, he doesn't get out much."

What it actually means when people in Japan use the word is, it's the current popular euphemism for "mentally ill obsessive NEET who's probably going to end up in prison for stalking and raping his favorite anime voice actress." It is a VERY insulting term, and very dangerous to use in casual conversation with people you don't know.

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Let's share funny something!! (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-16 06:31 ID:laHVrktf

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-16 06:53 ID:laHVrktf

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-04-04 13:29 ID:0xI/N7BL


4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-04-07 21:32 ID:nyy8CLl4

Lol Conan.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-05-27 05:32 ID:7VME0bR6

I did not laugh.

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Legend about 1000 cranes (17)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-11-24 22:02 ID:SeQP6nQN

... an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane...

I googled like crazy few days, but I cant find this legend. Only that there is such legend, and Sadako's story. Maybe somebody can help?

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-07 19:27 ID:Heaven

If you make 500 cranes, will you get half a wish? Or is it an all-or-nothing deal? If you could make more than 1000 wishes for extra wishes, that'd be awesome.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-07 19:27 ID:Heaven

s/1000 wishes/1000 cranes/

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-08-10 15:10 ID:Heaven

You are wrong, something will happen, because it always happens, unless you expect that folding 1000 cranes will stop the universe (thus ending time). I'm joking of course, but do you see?

750 more to go.

You're awful at counting. Every time you went to the toilet you forgot the number and came out with a bigger one. You haven't folded 1000 cranes yet. Start over!

Patient and count better, go to the toilet less. Gods are used to anything, anytime.


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11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-09-28 18:37 ID:AOdnk3My

But can more than one person fold the total 1000 cranes and have a group wish? Or is it just a one-person deal?

12 Name: Meeps : 2009-10-21 07:32 ID:9r9a5sXi

I also remember reading something about how a wife was supposed to fold 1000 for her wedding? :/

When in grade-school I read Sadako's story, (to much crying) I tried it out. I only got to about thirty. (We had really large pieces of origami paper, but maybe I'll try it again? c: )

13 Name: Hlls : 2009-11-29 06:02 ID:a3zFlZdt

If 2 people make 1000 origami cranes will they still get to make 1 wish.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-12-16 23:50 ID:wScp4oJ3

What if 1000 people make one origami crane each?

15 Name: Shi-chan : 2012-09-19 11:44 ID:rxSxSXRo

You do realize that the cranes have to be left exposed to the elements to weather away while releasing the wish. So you DO have to be patient. I have made over 870.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-08-25 21:57 ID:tAILP9xD

Well, did anyone ever finish this? Does it work?

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-05-22 21:11 ID:XON3fT5S

while you make them, for it to work best you have to believe with such certainty that you feel your wish has already been granted
if you've started this you already half-believe it, you have nothing to lose by completely believing it

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My hobby is stalking (10)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-26 18:54 ID:QvUGbIIc

I like to stalk people. Anyone, really. Whether it be in my local neighborhood or on the internet. I'm very discreet about it, too. I typically communicate with my victims my making creepy videos of myself in a dark room with only the light from my lighter showing my face.

I'm also sitting in a car outside your house, stealing your Wi-Fi. Come say hi, we can get a drink or two.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-06 12:18 ID:dfcgZ5Ux

I enjoy watching people like you get frustrated and drive away when I suddenly put up a password.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-10 20:34 ID:H/FpUsRX

>>1 you are not stealing wifi, but enjoying what is graciously shared. Please respect it. It's phony people like you that make it harder to build a willingness to share and trust each other. Think of how much more easy going things would be if people had a modicum of decency in their dealings with others...

If you need to stalk, go take pictures of birds. And if you must deal with people, at least be professional about it and remain totally invisible to them in the process.

4 Name: Troll : 2012-02-13 00:01 ID:4ejB+EBA

lmao at how many weaboos in this

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-13 01:06 ID:Fa5CB8S4

I used to do this just for the sake of doing it. I'm a very non-judgmental person so it was nice peering into other people's lives. Unfortunately I was very paranoid people would do this to me, though a lot more judgmentally.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-02-16 17:38 ID:6Xtq3BEZ

Guys, come on. That's wrong.
On the other hand corps like Google, MS, Yahoo, Facebook, or the America and Chinese governments would love to have you as employees.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-06-21 08:42 ID:mlSxHVGy

What are some important techniques that have gotten you through a fruitful session? Or, I should really rather say, what are some tips for someone who has never stalked anyone before but really wishes to get into the scene?

8 Name: Kevib : 2013-03-16 06:06 ID:b8AqL7Bz

Don't you think if you have a smile, it's easy to make friends with foreigner?
Hey guys!! When do you have a smile?
Is it when you see your granny?
Absolutely it's when you see a cutie!!!
But are you satisfied with seeing cuties only in your country??
I gathered cute teenagers in the world!!
Cuteen,don't miss it!

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-04-28 08:47 ID:Heaven

Your grandmother would be very sad if she heard that.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-04-18 20:29 ID:AI8GgHml


This pair of posts makes my day every time I come over them again.

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POV sex/ cyber sex (8)

1 Name: netcafe69 : 2008-04-20 00:08 ID:DPYLfrKj

hu wants to cyber sex? is it good?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-20 22:45 ID:p4lvR0K6

it's good, but after I had real sex I didn't really care about it again.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-22 19:07 ID:VkApn2vk

buy a hooker they are better.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-24 16:14 ID:ydJkKAd9

Cyber sex is wanted by people who prefer the ultimate fantasy. But both parties must be decent writers and have good imagination or else its just uhh uhh oh yeah. Nonsense.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-26 12:50 ID:YSiXgjUe

Plus fantasy is still only fantasy. You can do it alone.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-20 09:20 ID:Heaven

wrong board

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-07-26 11:44 ID:fItOYMvE

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-04-18 20:27 ID:ADBlFF0P

Having another person play the other part adds an element of unpredictability that you don't get solo, though.

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Please help! I don't want to be an otaku anymore! (143)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-23 03:04 ID:aNop5aV6

I will be entering college this September, and as much as I like anime and manga, I don't want to be an otaku anymore. It is not like I don't enjoy them--of course I do, but I don't want to be known as a nerd anymore, and being a freshman in college, starting anew, will give me the opportunity.

It will be too painful if I just throw away/give away my collection at once, so I want to do it slowly. I don't know how I am going to manage doing that though... it seems like such a waste!

Anyway, I hope you guys can shed some light and opinion into how I can do it in a less painful manner. There is only a month more before I head to college, so I should start doing it now!

134 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-09-19 08:33 ID:fLW/vSIF

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136 Name: aa : 2012-01-28 13:24 ID:ZgOw6sOp


come here.

very very cute.

137 Name: Pandaneko : 2012-04-09 15:16 ID:3rF1v3eL

make a blog
this sounds like a fun story of ur everyday life lol

138 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-05-15 01:47 ID:I6Km0ZnL


[post from 2007]

139 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-05-25 13:54 ID:7AtYRMkP

140 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-11-23 13:53 ID:Ij2rByUb

141 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-03-16 17:20 ID:OXJ3tCmv

Being otaku is bliss

142 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-04-13 11:42 ID:fsc7BEF2

Cmon dude it is not that bad.

143 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-05-12 15:36 ID:Heaven

I wonder if >>1 ever succeeded in becoming normal.

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What do you think this dance movie ? (2)

1 Name: free : 2012-10-20 16:24 ID:xDeutGiO

watch this movie !

crazy animation dance !

if you sympathizes with his view of the world, Let's watch it !

Let me know what you thought about it.

crew name [Time Machine]


2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-11-03 13:44 ID:rB0Jb65O


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hallo (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-03 18:07 ID:piLIgNA+


2 Name: : 2013-10-03 18:11 ID:OiT1AsKk


3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-03 18:12 ID:piLIgNA+

guten tag lieber passimassiv, wie gefällt dir das?

4 Name: : 2013-10-03 18:14 ID:OiT1AsKk


5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-03 18:15 ID:piLIgNA+

Also, das alles hier ist fürs chatten relativ schlecht geeignet. Gmail ist auch relativ scheiße. Was wir brauchen ist Skype. Was hattest du für probleme damit

6 Name: : 2013-10-03 18:19 ID:OiT1AsKk

gleich passimassiv;D

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-03 18:20 ID:piLIgNA+

Mein telefon ist abgekackt (´・ω・`)

8 Name: : 2013-10-03 18:21 ID:OiT1AsKk

habs gemerkt

9 Name: : 2013-10-04 13:32 ID:evejxox0

deine kommentare:D

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-06 11:01 ID:piLIgNA+

JO (´・ω・`)

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-10-12 19:43 ID:1Yhpc7Nx

Jun Narui at Kellogg business school has a illegitimate child. And he commit violence against his wife.
He locked his wife out of the house after punching and kicking every night.

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折り紙 ORIGAMI (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-08 23:40 ID:Eu8i1AHw

I stumbled across some youtube videos and have started doing origami again. Anyone else enjoy and what are your favorite models and what type of paper do you like to use??


2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-25 09:10 ID:zEklYAbw

I like the calmness of folding, but I don't do it often.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-08-22 21:28 ID:arZvcpzI

I made a Kawasaki rose a while back. It was incredibly hard, and I suspect I didn't get the base quite right, but the end result is very pretty indeed. Here's the instructions if anyone else wants to have a go. Good luck; you'll need it.
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Guitar and Bass questions (16)

1 Name: Sen : 2007-08-30 20:08 ID:2qZ+F/Wt

Hey ya'll.
I've been playing guitar for about two years, but I am not very skilled at all. I need some fairly easy, but good sounding songs to learn.

And how much would a bass guitar cost? Would I need a seperate amp just for it? I have a good amp for my Electric.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-06 16:38 ID:LOdQSnAA

You shouldn't use your guitar amp for your bass. Both instruments are at the same difficulty level. Both require around the same effort to pick up, and both are around the same difficulty to master. Even though you are left handed, I would suggest you play right handed, it is very possible.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-11-13 16:28 ID:HgUswMyN

depending on how frail your hands are, bass can be very difficult

in my experience (started on guitar for a couple years, moved to bass a month ago) bass requires a lot more stamina in your tendons, and you'll have to practice religiously to build the strength necessary for extended play

and like >>7 says, playing right handed is not out of the question. I'm a lefty and I enjoy playing both ways, but I'm much more comfortable using my left for fretting and my right (always an 'automatic' operator) feels best for finger picking

9 Name: Ilikepie : 2008-04-16 19:15 ID:Hl1qlFoZ

>>3 "You can use the same amp."
I actually asked at my music store 'cause i'm thinking of buying a new bass guitar, but they said that it could ruin the amp O___o of course it could possibly be that they just wanted to sell another amp but I ain't taking any chances xDD

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-18 06:44 ID:KUpT4Hc2

Don't use an electric bass on a guitar amp. My advice is don't think it won't happen because it will. You'll ruin it.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-05-06 20:54 ID:NaQKF/L2

You can use a electric bass on a guitar amp. just don't use it too loud, because THAT is what fucks up the amp. using your guitar amp for gigs and such is completly out of the question.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-05-27 15:01 ID:XnQeCV5+

If you're buying a bass to begin learning how to play, I guess you could slightly wreck your guitar amp trying to find out whether you want to play it or not. After a few weeks, if you find that you like playing bass, I suggest that you invest in a bass amp. It's the frequency of the sound of the bass that ruins a guitar amp; volume affects this but is not the only factor. Just because you turn down the volume does not guarantee that the guitar amp will not be destroyed.

Incidentally, in buying a bass, I recommend a 4-sting passive, preferably secondhand as you are not yet sure whether you will pursue this hobby.

And for the record, learning how to play the bass is quite different from the guitar. The strings are thicker, the techniques (slapping, popping, tapping, etc.) are different, and plucking is different as well (and is not a very common technique).

13 Name: PK : 2008-05-29 03:13 ID:bDRipjeP

The best way I've improved was by listening to many different styles of music. For 4 years, I've played nothing but punk and some mainstream rock bands, and I had never really gotten better. It wasn't until I started listening to and playing blues, classic rock, and heavy metal that I got better, quicker.

Although learning these songs may help improve your technique, looking into learning scales, chords, and basic music theory is very important. Out of these, I'm most knowledgeable on learning scales (my failure as a rhythm player is due to my lack of knowledge on more complex chords and most music theory). Start with the minor pentatonic scale (http://www.jamcenter.com/minorpentatonic.html). There are a number of sites that provide lessons on becoming more familiar with this scale (http://www.worldguitar.com/warmup2.html). Once you know the scale through the fretboard (not necessarily mastered), you can start learning to improvise. This takes a lot of time and practice. The best way I learned to do this was by listening to a lot of blues musicians (I listened to a lot of B.B. King, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) and learning guitar licks. I use these licks in my playing, but I eventually learned to create my own which would eventually shape my own style of playing. These things will sort of come naturally to you once you get started on it. Also, don't be afraid to jam with other guitar players. I learned a lot from a man who I met and jammed with at Guitar Center. He was one of my main inspirations for playing the blues.

Explore the Jam Center website. It has a lot of free lessons that you can use.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-09 01:25 ID:ze3Kqba4

If you decide to learn bass, get ready for lots of painful blisters on your fingertips if you get serious. They hurt like crazy, but they're the fastest way to get calluses, which make your fingers more resistant to blisters and pain.

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