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Making steps day in and day out
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Since we're on that topic already, do you sometimes have a short exchange with someone (esp. a girl) and something feels slightly off about it, and you keep pondering about it then suddenly realise what it was? Well, that just happened to me.
The coworker girl I have a crush on passed me by today and asked whether I've seen the play that was performing, I said I didn't. She said something along the lines of "You should totally see it sometime, it's really good" And that's where I fucked up and just mumbled something about "Yeah, maybe..." instead of playfully asking whether she'd like to see it with me. It was such an easy set-up that would've allowed her to either agree to it or cop out without feeling weird, and I was just too slow-witted to grasp the opportunity.
Makes one think about all the opportunities that one doesn't even realize one missed, not sure whether to laugh or cry.

Now you inspired me to revamp my profile. Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.

>No point in berating an intellectually second-class thot for reading shit.

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>Before I used to get a few matches per week but for quite a while I had almost none despite not changing much about the profile so I stopped using it.
May it be that you spam-swiped right? Cause Tinder supposedly shadowbans you for doing so.
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It's something that I've been curious about for a while. I don't really want to use it in a legit way, but I've wondered what the fuck was up with it. Maybe one day I'll install off a burner or something and give it a whirl for laffs.
No. 37168
Your mom will love you know matter how much you fuck up.
Start living, then when your body can't deal with the abuse, start living clean.
Give everything for a girl and then lose it all.
She'll still be there loving you.

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Is it me or the world is going to the shitter maybe slowly but without any brakes at all?

It feels like US got overextended and after the crisis started retreating, the retreat isnt stopping any time soon and the territories that are being left starting falling into chaos. Shit is happening in the borders of Europe for like a decade now but it feels like its ready to spill over Europe...

Maybe i am too sleepy. Had a somewhat tiring day too.

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Dear Ernst. It has come to my attention that I am completely lacking material goods in my life to satisfy my empty heart.
Have you, in recent times, grown excited for any piece of technology (phone, ereader,etc) or car or anything costing money that has piqued your pea brained attention span?
I can't think of anything besides wanting a modern smartphone without android or ios, running with a physical keyboard and such a thing simply will never exist in today's vapid consumer market.
No. 36483
>Gemini PDA
Not sure what I would do with it, but I still think that's a pretty cool device. It can boot into multiple operating systems:

Linux on Gemini - First Look
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i didn't mean exactly this device in fact (as psion-like means a lot wider range of things, psions are just very compact computers)

for meself id rather get something like this or similar thing

No. 36648
These devices cost a lot.
Every time I get to know about new ones, I can't afford them. Every time it becomes affordable for me, it's out of stock :DDDD
No. 36651
Kind of.
I also searching for more or less portable or compact device for mom. Android crap out of option, she more tihnk about something with windows, for some games also. And I kind of confusing. I don't want laptop, monoblocks not transportable enough and often have overpriced shitty specs, I want to look on this windows tablets with keyboards or something like that, but really don't know what to pick.

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I've just released the indie game that I've been working on for the last months in early access mode on Steam. Please consider playing it and let me know about feedback for the final release (planned in spring).

The game is about a college student who gradually alienates from the social scene and ends up becoming consumed by his thoughts. His behavior becomes more and more erratic and in the end there is a climax.

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Funny, I always had such a plot in mind for a short story or novel. Guess it's the screen hermit hivemind in act here.
No. 28394
not sure why you didn't put this in the vidya thread but I guess it deserves its own. Downloaded it.

I can't stand and hate the fact to no end that "visual novel" has become nothing but a byword for weeb shit and more hentai anime trash. That shovelware was clogging my goddamn screen so much it was the one and only thing that actually forced me to figure out a way to filter my recommendeds and such. To this day -anime is my one omitted tag, in addition to -nudity, because for some fucking reason a lot of anime trash still was getting around that filter. Since blocking -nudity from my results too I have been unharrassed by such spam.

God anime is such garbage. I simply cannot believe how much of it is polluting steam.

I am particularly annoyed by this just because "visual novel" basically describes a broad array of games that I actually like. For instance Planescape Torment and Tides of Numenera can both much more easily be called a visual novel than anything else--and no, I don't mean "comic book" bullshit either I mean a game that is actually much more like an interactive book than anything else. The main problem is if it's a good book, which in many cases it is not. P:T and T:ToN are both technically crpgs but really they're so far gone to that direction that I would basically describe them as visual novels, thus, I am constantly fucking angry whenever I see shit thrown around like "VN" because weeb garbage has basically tainted the tag to being nothing but hentai waifu shit.

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Same. You write who you know, I guess?
Feels like the "increasingly detached outsider protag" is a response to contemporary culture and norms, so it's something the creative types can hang on to. Plus I don't doubt that a good chunk of imageboard users can be described as students/recent graduates with deteriorating/nonexistent social lives who end up consumed by their own anxieties/delusions.
No. 36480
i never had a steam account

all the good games are outside of steam

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I think we could use a thread for community events besides Radio Ernstiwan, but in the same spirit.

On that subject, tomorrow at 12pm noon Pacific Time (9pm in Central Europe), I will set up a room in cytube so that we can view documentaries and have serious discussions about them. All suggestions for quality documentaries on Youtube and Vimeo are appreciated, but if possible I encourage you to find a documentary relating to your home country, region, or city. For now we're stuck with hosted videos, but once we figure out a scheme for streaming from hard drive, we'll move over to that.

Ideally, this will be a weekly thing. If Saturdays at 12:00 Pacific/21:00 Central Europe don't work for you, tell us what time does work, so that we can schedule a better time next week.

Currently on Saturday's playlist:
A quaint piece of 1960s Americana, in the form of a charmingly optimistic documentary about my hometown in particular, and the problem of urban sprawl in general. Might be followed up by Fresno: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth.

If the list runs out, I know a few channels with a lot of really good content that we'll never exhaust.
No. 35312
Oh hell did I miss the Fresno documentary? I just finished eating after work
No. 35314 Kontra
Yes I most certainly did.
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So, cytu.be lets you stream videos stored in Google Drive, although you have to install Greasemonkey and a user script...

Feels a little sketchy, but if you guys are alright with it, this would let us watch whatever we want. Would be great for serious movie/documentary nights.

picrelated is a capture of people on cytu.be streaming a Harry Potter movie from Google Drive, so I know this is possible.
No. 36448 Kontra
Sorry man, but there was nobody else in the room so I just gave up after half an hour. With such a small userbase on this site, it's pointless to do this without multiple people indicating that they'll be there, before the event starts.

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Hello. Let me introduce me. I used to post on Krautchan, as the bunny chilean bernd. Since it demise a few months ago i decided it was a good time to take some time to do more productive things in my shitty life. Things are going smoother now, so i guess, since i have more time, i could go back and start posting again in some imageboard. After looking wide and long on the new colonies of good'ol KC, i have decided to settle here, for a while. I wish this place was a little more active, since there threads alive from June on the front page, and this place gives me the vibes more than a light version of Northpole than KC.
Since i dont want to waste a thread on a presentation, this is my third bunny. I got it from an old lady who captured her, and gave it to me because she didnt had any space to take care of it. Shes wild, so i had big trouble taking her out of her cave that day.
No. 33612
Marine tanks are more expensive?
No. 33626
Exorbitantly so. Not just in terms of maintenance and equipment and all that as well as being typically much more difficult to care for than cold or freshwater, but the fish themselves easily run into the hundreds of dollars for the smallest setup and the typical marine fish is easily like $40. In fact I'd say that $40 is pretty standard from what I've seen at a LFS with the absolute cheapest marine fish tending towards $20 a piece, and with the more expensive ones quite easily running up into $70 or $120 for even just one specimen.

Oh wow some of these are actually pretty cheap apparently

That yellow tang alone is close to a $50 fish.
A piece.
Now look at how many of those he had and you do the math. Iirc I saw a blue spot fish and a few parrot fish and so on, and the Tangs are probably the cheaper ones he's got.

Here's another list to give you an idea

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*than cold or tropical freshwater
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proccia ernsts pls give me images and descriptions of what russia is like at it's heart, or just generally the slavic east, ukraineposters, belarus etc, what do your deepest most treasured childhood memories consist of, what is your home like in your mind, what do you remember seeing in history books, or glimpses of memory, etcetera; what is so overcharacteristically, stereotypically russian in a positive sense that it might come to mind if your country would come across in a major motion picture or something, even a rural part, that it might be recognizable to people of alls the worlds? thnx
No. 30083
Russia is cold also dark and full of suffering. Russia is the land of blood, death and suffering. Its people have endured many years of starvation and war. However, Russia has become a great power once again. It's economy has transformed into one of the world's foremost economic giants and Russia still remains strong within Europe and Asia
No. 36142
Why the hell such slav-interested threads are even a thing? We're not drastically different from the rest of east Europe.
>Russia has become a great power once again
No. 36143
You are a very interesting people.

Your tendency to without fail react with confusion or paranoia when foreigners take interest or like your country or people only makes my interest harder. Now continue to be interesting. Let us discuss Nekrosov's poem about a reformed evil sorcerer who rules where Santa fears to tread.
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Another russia threda?
Oh, this is old one

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Nu half life anounsed but nobody cares because it's VR edition.
No. 36117
Dang dude, I just binge watched like six or seven of your videos. That's some pretty good stuff, like a series of EC longposts in video form.
And I don't think your old stuff is bad, the only problems are technical ones like audio quality and stuff.
No. 36125
Ye, I only now got actually decent micro.
>That's some pretty good stuff, like a series of EC longposts in video form.
Some of that I actually first post as EC posts here in some form. Thank you!
>six or seven of your videos
Wonder what videos are those, but I'm really happy you liked what I do. I hope in future I'll get better and better, since I have a lot of things to say.
No. 36127
New king's bounty.
Looks pretty bad, tbh. I really loved the cartoony art style of the original remake. It makes me even more paranoid about artists being replaced or obsoleted in modern game development, and game content being more and more reliant on photo reference instead.

Shame, because I was kinda looking forward to it, with my rekindled interest in turn based strategy games

I mostly watched TES and Fallout related videos, as well as the thesis on what differentiates RPGs from action RPGs. I've had similar thoughts, but more on gameplay structure of games being fundamentally divided into graph traversal vs spatial orientation, and genres being defined by the proportion in which they are represented.
Text adventure games being on one end of the spectrum, and arcade FPS games in the other. One is comprised entirely of branching logical paths, the other is a space simulation where you have to traverse a simulated space and align a bunch of vectors together to win.
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How are you celebrating the holidays this year?

Have you bought gifts yet, or do you even usually buy gifts?

Also, Internet advent calendar for Ernst:

No. 35997
This is my sister. Here you have how christmas was. We drunk a lot.

Typical polish family of the unwashed comming from a commieblock that got wealthy because dad worked in germoney.

No. 36019
She looks Croatian
No. 36020
Wörked today and yesterday and just ate half of my Christmas pizza. It was satisfying. Onions, vegetarian chicken, smoked chipotle BBQ sauce and some seasonings. Man that was satisfying. Will probably eat deviled egg potato salad later and some sweets.
No. 36023
Gifts for me: scratch tickets, imported tea and fancy clothes.

Gifts for Mamá: scratch tickets, Kona coffee, winter vest and a Timex watch.

On scratch tickets, I spent $250 and grossed $280, which would be a $30 net. A far cry from last year, but I shouldn't complain about it. I don't do this often. In fact, I only buy scratch tickets during the holidays. Sometimes, you can win lots of money. Last year, I spent a similar amount and netted $300. A handsome win for a shitty year.

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Blog it!
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That seems obvious, and is basically what I meant by "assembling" a few short stories. Collecting the two-three best of what I've written so far and send in those.
If my writings don't represent me, then there is no point in even writing them.
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Use a pen name
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The first decade look backs are being released it seems. I did not click as I'm busy with something else.
The first decade in full consciousness for me. The first 5 years of 2010s are clouded in youthful drug consumption and problems tho :DDD I turned 18 in 2010 and went to my first real goa party a month before that. The later half is studying. I cannot even say what was relevant in the first half, despite analysis of the financial crisis. The last five years are migrants and /pol/itics. We could open a thread just for the 2010s as a decade, but maybe some Ernst want to give their look backs here, every dimension is welcome: personal or societal etc.
No. 35942
Woke up with a cold. It wouldn't be so bad if my nose wasn't running constantly.
Makes it hard to enjoy anything when you have to stop what you are doing just to blow your nose every other minute.
Finally wrapped all the presents. Tomorrow is the big day.

I only have memories of the second half of the decade. That's when I started reading and consciously working towards bettering my life.

Recently I've been looking through youtube channels I used to watch, and it's sad to see that most have either transformed their content for the worse, or stopped uploading at all. (But mostly just stopped uploading)
There's only one channel left from the Glory Days, and it makes me feel really weird. It's like I'm having butterflies in my stomach that content I used to watch is no more.

The weirdest feeling is that I know that my past self was fucking dumb, but I still don't feel an ounce smarter.