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Recommend me some deep soulful mangos

Also general manga thread; what have you read, are comic books a respectable medium etc
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Most of what Asano's done is high-tier. It's been a while since I've read much so I'm going to be watching this thread. Though I'm about to read Kokuhaku by FKMT.
Comics are respectable in the sense that good things exist in the medium. If you refer to "respectable" in the sense of public opinion, things get complicated.
The issue with respectability is that certain media have specific kinds works as their "face" rather than the actual majority of works.
This is understandable since the majority of anything is going to be a bit mediocre, but it leads to some skewing.
For example, a lot of books printed are generally not very good (sex novels, generic fantasy, fucking boring memoirs, etc) but the "face" of literature is very highbrow and held in high esteem (insert your favorite dead writer here). If you say that you read, people will think you're an intellectual even if all you touch is paperback Star Wars rip-offs.
Comics have a weird issue in that the degree of respect they get varies per culture.
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Been re-reading Fuan no Tane lately. It's a horror manga made of short stories which are built on jumpscares, kinda like that infamous Korean webcomic about a ghost lady and her baby. It usually goes something like this: nothing happens, maybe only a little bit of suspense like stuff happening out of sight or far away, and then suddenly a SCARY FAAAACE! Sometimes even as big as TWO-PAGE SPREAAAAD! Jokes aside, it works surprisingly well. I'm not very big on mediums using means of expression which are generally associated with other medium (in this case, cheesy horror flicks), but Fuan no Tane manages to be "cinematographic" without becoming shitty. Also, those faces really are kinda creepy. They may not haunt your nightmares, but they sure give you a good scare.
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I've read two manga in my life
>Neon Genesis Evangelion
I'd say that it's on par in quality with the anime an the movies. The art is breathtaking, and the story is amazing, a true page-turner, but not in the pleb sense. It's an excellent work. I'd recommend it. It's 14 volumes long.

>The World God Only Knows (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
The premise is incredibly Japanese. We have a "loser" who does nothing but play dating sims on his PSP 24/7, but accidentally makes a deal with the devil (a dramatic misunderstanding on both parties' ends), and he now has to "conquer" girls in real life to get out the spirits that possessed the girls' hearts.
It's like a little encyclopaedia of Japanese "fetishes" and manga tropes and archetypes. Definitely worth a read. Though it's not lewd at all, if that's what you are looking for.
The MC's personality is I think relatable, and the story itself is pretty good.
I think it's only 27 something volumes. Worth a read.

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Is Ernst into Watches?
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Why did everyone stop wearing those after the 90s? They were great.
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Mobile phones
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I have a nice mechanical watch that I only take off when I am showering. It's not particularly expensive but I've had it for around eight years at this point and I may want to get a new band at some point but it wouldn't really be necessary to do so.

I'm not into ostentatious watches, a lot of the guys my age have watches, sometimes not even very nice ones with big bezels and overly wrought metal bands I'm not a big fan of such designs.

The second and third watches pictured, I don't think they're the exact one I saw but it is similar. When I was a waiter I was working a function for the local hospital. This one guy's watch caught my eye. Just simple gold and brown leather but it was very nice and elegant in its simplicity. ebay has really granular ways to narrow things down and I found a few that are similar and they run around 4k USD. :'(
One of the few material things I covet I suppose.
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The 3 watches i wear at the moment

  1. is a Vostok Amphibian 110648 and for ~70€ pretty cheap considering it's actually a really durable automatic watch. I replaced the bracelet with a blue nato strap and it now even looks good. I will replace the bezel with a blue one soon, too.
  2. The Seiko SKX009 works great, looks nice and is with around 200-300€ still affordable for an automatic diver.
  3. The Bertucci DX3 is a nice little field watch for around 50€

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The day finally came this week. I just found out today that my junkie "cousin" fatally OD'ed two days ago. I put "cousin" in quotes because my mother was adopted. My mother knew exactly where she stood as her adoptive parents were quick to tell her, "Blood is thicker than water." After hearing the refrain throughout much of your life, you grow bitter and disgusted, but frankly, we're both thankful to God we share not one drop of blood with these people

My cousin was a malignant tumor given a human shape. Because of this woman's terrible childhood, grandpa pitied her endlessly. Even as recently as a year ago, he kept saying, "She's just a big kid," because she would always be the 5-year-old girl he'd stare at on his refrigerator door. I don't know what inspired her to take drugs, but I can tell you that she indeed suffered the worst possible circumstances growing up. Her father committed suicide before she was six months old. Her mother is a consummate grifter who shacks up with the lowest of low lives.

My cousin's teenage obsession with Kurt Cobain partly explains her inclination towards hard drugs, but she grew up with an endless stream of pain. She either decided early on that her prospects in life would be minimal (her mother did frequently berate her) or perhaps she simply had no interest in being productive, and what better way to explore new sensations than continually ingest newer and newer highs. Getting high simultaneously helped alleviate the pain of her childhood trauma and kept her close in spirit to the celebrities she idolized. Her grandpa would unconditionally support her, so the incentive to grow up simply didn't exist. In the end, grandpa viewed his granddaughter as a child who desperately needed to be nurtured.

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> how do you feel about the opioid crisis
This is because the market is regulated. You should remove the regulation and have the free market solve the problem.

But seriously how is it wrong? People who need at least 4 jobs to support themselves cannot afford to be away from work. So if you hurt your self on one of them because no regulations of working conditions or just that nobody cares, you need something strong to keep going. If anything they should legalize amphetamines too and start selling "Working mens supplements" so that you can keep going the entire day without rest. Ad some benzos too so you stop caring.

Capitalism ho!
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You say this ironically, but Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2000-2001 (there are still punishments for a drug use such as fines, ban on travel, stopping of subsidies, etc—just no incarceration). There is lot a literature on the subject (both anti and pro drug use), so I do not know how effective it really was.
Perhaps Portugal Ernst can talk more about this.
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Lainchain, arisuchan, sushigirl are ok, imo much better than this site

Imageboard culture is toxic, it's good that it's dying
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I'd actually argue that reddit and social nets are at least as, if not more than, toxic as imageboards. I've gifted otherwise complete strangers games I met on KC and when I work more hours I'm probably going to end up gifting a few games to people late this month too. EC is a nice place. The toxic part is the cancer on 4chan, which really is just an extension of American culture particularly the type of retarded asshole who listens to Rush Limbaugh on the way to work every day.

Reddit is trash for different reasons. The bullying there is on some level more malignant to me because it relies entirely on some warped popularity contest, with YouTube being the worst example of that toxic narcissism. I fucming hate all the attention whores on there and original chan culture was an excellent counterbalance before the cancer killed it. Like, if someone on a chan tells me to kill myself I really dont give a shit. I've had people telling me this on and off for years. Sometimes it's funny and you know you've won when you get them to that point, hopefully with angry sages and all caps posts. The kind of bullying that actually mattered happens on like an NSA net like facebook.

The problem with chans isnt that they're shit; the real problem with chans is that they have become more like mainstream culture. Like 4chan at this point is basically just normieville for Republican voters. It's literally just been turned into the internet equivalent of listening to Rush Limbaugh and watching Fox news. I say the whole site because at this point basically all of 4kanker is pol more or less and the same can be said for most imageboards, and the problem is it is partly a result of every retard including children and old people shitposting online now. I know they like to pretend they are some persecuted minority, but basically pol is mainstream. All of their views are the views of the average Republican voter and it happened because the site itself got made mainstream by all the attention numerous raids brought from like 2007-2010.

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Servus Ernstl :3

i'm looking for a textwall by some american who made some convincing arguments againt legalization of weed, eg state meddling with private growers.
i tried to look but all yout thredas are kinda long and for the most part not properly named.
so.... can so help me?
t. from that other chan
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Wish I could help you but I can't. If it came from another *chan I definitely can't help you. Funnily enough though that sounds vaguely similar to something I could write except that part about the state meddling in private growers etc. since my argument for legalization is more civil liberties minded. That, and it's part of an anti-freedoms and downright anti-American police state here and I think it's an absolute travesty of justice to waste as much tax dollars as could send a kid to college just to warehouse a nonviolent pothead with a bunch of hardened criminals.

To me it sounds like nothing but a recipe for recidivism and ruining peoples lives for one of the least dangerous drugs out there. But then again, I don't believe in jailing any drug users to begin with. Not even the heroin users. It's one of the worst perversions of justice in our society that's been completely ruining our sense of justice and morality by completely divorcing the law from justice and morals and thus sending the message that such a thing as objective morality or actual justice doesn't exist.

I'd rate the stupidity, gross indecency, and overall outright hostility to justice and morality of the drug war right alongside putting children on the registered sex offender list because they took a whiz in front of some other kid.
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I think you're looking for the thread about the opioid crisis. That had an interesting discussion about the legalization of marijuana:
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thanks, that's what i was looking for

sounds spot on

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I am living in a comminblock build in 1970s and feel ok. So whats wrong ith them &
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This is village
This is suburb
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Title: Why commieblocks are bad
Text: He doesn't explain why commieblocks are bad
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He hit send accidentally before finishing his post.
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They look ugly from the outside. Every part of city that has them will never be not bydlo.

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What role do imageboards play in our time?
Are they comparable to the secret societies of old days?
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I would like it to have a bit more lightheartedness, it should be possible somehow without inviting the utter shitposting.

Just today I remembered that Pepe guy, don't even remember his name.
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If there is a raid or sudden increase in traffic (i.e. not gradual) I think that the admins should not make ernstchan available. I do not know if it is possible to only shut down /int/ temporarily while keeping the other boards online.
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Just imagine being this legitimately fucking retarded
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I am pretty sure this is meant to be taken in jest.
It reminds me a lot of the "A man raising a daughter is the ultimate cuck" pasta.

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When I watch old TV transmissions, strange feeling doesn't leave me.
These transmissions seemed to be sharper.
Guess it's just our brain which makes a lot assumptions, so when I saw some picture, I could imagine more clear image than it is.
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This is so nostalgic. Reminds me of the holidays I had with my mother 20 years ago. The photos we have from back then are more vivid than my memory and I associate film-photography, even if crisp and sharp, with the feeling of being a well protected child. Good times. I wish I could be 10 again.
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Overgivings, comrade. Providings through.
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Ha ha, for me there not that much SOUL because it's litterlay what you can see still today around russia/belarus/ukraine lol and my dad used his old analog camera untill he got tablet with decent built-in camera.
I have some of his photos in late80s-early90s Argentina and Netherlands and they looks liknd of nice and soul. Don't want show them thought, since don't want to show father's face on internet.
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It is out of focus because cheap disposable cameras wasn't very good at that focus thing.

But never mind. Sometimes a picture is better then none. But I don't buy into that "feel" or nostalgia. I have bad pictures of for example friends who are long gone but are they good pictures? Hell no, but I keep them because they mean something to me but to others they are just piss poor photos take by an amateur.

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Old one systemkontra'd
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Lately I've been listening to my (quite bloated) music collection on random again, and this pop-punk tracked popped up:


Gave me some good laughs with the lyrics:
>I don't mean to say it but somebody needs to put an end...to them
>I don't mean to say it but somebody needs to put an end...to girls
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>lately I've been listening to
>Lately I've been listening to
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Lately I've been listening to Judas Priest. I don't know how do they do that but they still keep being THE metal band in my book.
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New threda

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Hey ernst!
What are some cool websites?

https://news.ycombinator.com/news - Cool news, technology related mostly
http://spaceweather.com/ - Mostly news about the sun. Hot tips on solar spots and incoming flares, information on solar cycle etc.
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Cool topographic map of the world

And detailed climate data of many cities around the world
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Dang sry
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https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/ - Vintage illustrations that have been lovingly scanned, uploaded and organized.

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as above just a random walk.
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And I also forgot HK made one too.

How popular is Pachinko?
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Only seen it in Japan, also didn't have an idea what I was doing but it was fun.
There may have been some children ones, obviously not as good, you could see them in Taiwan, but not the real thing.
Gambling is really big over here, all Chinese are prone to gambling addiction.
Gambling is also illegal in China and HK.
That doesn't stop them having Mahjong houses, and Gov allowed betting shops, a race course in Happey Valley and Casinos in Macao.
Of course they are all addicted to their phones now.
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Are you a native Hongkonger?
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He is from the United Kingdom.