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  1. Comment on What common wisdom/advice do you disagree with? in ~talk

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    I'm actually trying to correct my sleep schedule in that way, isn't your sleep schedule a flexible thing? Like, as long as you keep a certain rhythm going, the times themselves don't really...

    I'm actually trying to correct my sleep schedule in that way, isn't your sleep schedule a flexible thing? Like, as long as you keep a certain rhythm going, the times themselves don't really matter, you eventually get used to it and it becomes your new sleep schedule?

  2. Comment on What's something that has improved with age? in ~talk

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    Youtube itself is really great, but I wish things like PeerTube were the standard and had as much content as yt.

    Youtube itself is really great, but I wish things like PeerTube were the standard and had as much content as yt.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Is Madoka Magica still good 10 years later? - Beyond the Bot in ~anime

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    Didn't really like it when I watched it years ago, but after really taking a moment to think about it thematically, what it stands for, and what impact it had on the anime industry, I kinda hate...

    Didn't really like it when I watched it years ago, but after really taking a moment to think about it thematically, what it stands for, and what impact it had on the anime industry, I kinda hate it. I'm a huge anime fan but this is one of those few titles that I didn't like.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Boris - Korosu (2002) in ~music

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    This is probably the heaviest metal song I know, especially the first 25 seconds, totally badass. I also love the way the first song on the album transitions into this one, works super well.

    This is probably the heaviest metal song I know, especially the first 25 seconds, totally badass. I also love the way the first song on the album transitions into this one, works super well.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Akira Yamaoka - I've Been Losing You (Silent Hill 3 unreleased) in ~music

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    Amazing track, super atmospheric and deep. A real shame it was never actually used in Silent Hill 3, in fact it might be my favorite SH3 track when taking into account both released and unreleased...

    Amazing track, super atmospheric and deep. A real shame it was never actually used in Silent Hill 3, in fact it might be my favorite SH3 track when taking into account both released and unreleased music.

    Though musically I think it would've fitted best in SH4, if I were in charge of SH4 I'd have South Ashfield added as a visitable location and have Henry walk through a dark, rainy street in it, while this track is playing.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Hideki Naganuma - Ska Cha Cha (Sonic Rush) in ~music

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    As someone who grew up with DS games I can definitely tolerate the bitcrushed effect and don't really mind it if it's the only available version of an OST, but I think it sounds more nice and...

    As someone who grew up with DS games I can definitely tolerate the bitcrushed effect and don't really mind it if it's the only available version of an OST, but I think it sounds more nice and clean like this.

    Definitely feels kinda different from how I remember it on the DS though.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Hideki Naganuma - Ska Cha Cha (Sonic Rush) in ~music

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    Just gave the Sonic Rush OST another listen, wonderful stuff. This track in particular is probably my favorite, delicious upbeat breakbeat with ska instrumentation.

    Just gave the Sonic Rush OST another listen, wonderful stuff. This track in particular is probably my favorite, delicious upbeat breakbeat with ska instrumentation.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

  9. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

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    Kinda OK I guess, a bit in the middle. Main issues: Since August 2019 I've had derealization so I'm constantly stuck in a sort of weird, foggy feeling and everything just feels like I'm living on...

    Kinda OK I guess, a bit in the middle. Main issues:

    • Since August 2019 I've had derealization so I'm constantly stuck in a sort of weird, foggy feeling and everything just feels like I'm living on a "power save" mode so to say. I don't even know how normal feels anymore and my anxiety is higher than ever. A particularly gnarly side effect of this are intrusive thoughts and I've struggled with various topics since November 2019, including nihilism, deconstruction, pessimism, nondualism, postmodernism, etc, and these type of thoughts completed mess me up when I give them too much attention, though I've tackled some by now. Buddhism and nondualism are the worst nowadays. Anyhow I do feel like I'm slowly going nuts and I don't know what's true or not true anymore and everything's so surreal.

    • I've been more isolated than ever and I'm like indoors 24/7 for the most part. I'm an introvert and have pretty bad social anxiety, but even I am kinda starting to want to go out more. I also find it harder and harder to go outside (not just because of social anxiety though, also another more esoteric oddity), it's like my social anxiety is aging like milk. I don't think I've had any friends since 2018 either, it's mainly now just me and my parents, and I talk a lot with my cousin digitally who I'm super close to.

    • My anxiety in general latches on hard to negativity, so when I for example see someone online proclaim things like "life is suffering", or a philosopher coming up with a theory that it's better to never have been born, or that everything is an illusion, etc, particularly the whole non-self stuff is triggering, I freak out internally and have a very hard time letting go of these thoughts and start worrying if they're secretly right even if I don't actually think they are. Usually I spend a lot of time looking up counterarguments online and those help.

    Aside from that, I do have an extreme love for things like gaming and anime so I don't get bored or anything like I notice a lot of people are, but I'd definitely like to switch things up since I feel like I'm in some sort of psychological horror story now with all the unsettling intrusive thoughts and stuff.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Hi, How Are You? - Mental Health Support & Discussion Thread (October/November 2020) in ~talk

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    It's weird for me, since august last year I've had derealization which leads to anxiety and disturbing existential overthinking. I'm indoors nearly 24/7 and constantly either browse reddit or do...

    It's weird for me, since august last year I've had derealization which leads to anxiety and disturbing existential overthinking. I'm indoors nearly 24/7 and constantly either browse reddit or do other stuff on my PC or tablet.

    Annoying part is, this is what causes anxiety since people online are absolutely downright nasty in terms of negativity and stuff and this really triggers my anxiety. Reading "life is suffering", "humans are evil bastards", "everything is fucked", "reality doesn't exist", "life is meaningless", etc, all day is extremely hazardous to my mental health. And then I just waste time arguing against those people, or look for counter arguments.

    I wish I could break the cycle and drop reddit and stuff, but my social anxiety kinda forces me to stay inside. I'm doing a little better lately since I joined an exercise program which is twice a week, but it's not enough yet.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Why do you watch anime? in ~anime

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    I've always loved the aesthetic/style of most anime and manga (don't even really care about any other styles, honestly), so I was immediately sold when I watched the Pokémon and Mega Man Battle...

    I've always loved the aesthetic/style of most anime and manga (don't even really care about any other styles, honestly), so I was immediately sold when I watched the Pokémon and Mega Man Battle Network (also huge MM fan) anime as a kid.

    Didn't know that anime was actually a thing though, I just immediately picked out the style when I first saw it and was like "whoa, this is infinitely better than your average American cartoon". Eventually when I was like 11 or 12 I discovered it formally this time and decided to start watching stuff, been hooked on it ever since and never really changed (I'm 21 now).

    I also never really engaged with live action media like most people do, so I have all the more focus on anime.

    Anyhow, beyond that, I also love a lot of the general tropes in the medium (from the fanservice to the exaggerated expressions and stuff), the overall atmosphere, the variety of genres and styles, characters and stories tend to be great as well, etc. Also grew a huge love of Japanese music (well, more specifically j-pop and j-rock for the most part) through anime OPs and EDs.

    Yeah, I love pretty much everything about it. Not to say that there aren't anime I dislike (there are a couple I have a deep seated hatred for), but like at least 95% I find really great.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Haven't really watched much lately, but I rewatched an episode of TTGL with my cousin yesterday (watched it once in the early 2010s, now rewatching it together with my cousin). Outside of that I'm...

    Haven't really watched much lately, but I rewatched an episode of TTGL with my cousin yesterday (watched it once in the early 2010s, now rewatching it together with my cousin).

    Outside of that I'm busy with Naruto and Full Metal Panic!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Shinji Hosoe - Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Original Soundtrack) in ~music

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    Fantastic stuff, it's kinda like IDM and ambient techno, but sounds unlike pretty much every IDM and ambient techno I've heard outside of this. Any recommendations for music like this?

    Fantastic stuff, it's kinda like IDM and ambient techno, but sounds unlike pretty much every IDM and ambient techno I've heard outside of this.

    Any recommendations for music like this?

    1 vote