I'll be up working for the next 8 or 9 hours so that means i'll be loitering around here too!
There's a bit of activity from some other people drifting by but they're keeping to themselves.
yeah looks like i missed my window a bit
the air feels cold and dingy and my circulation feels really low it's 63 outside though im gonna have a haaaaaaaard time this winter i feel like...
have a heat pad warming up my tender spot on my lumbar and once my hands start circulating i can get to work im gonna have to work laying down it's not the easiest position to get a lot of work done as it promotes relaxation and i work slower, but on
>>742871 They're a group of people who posted on 8chan. On a board called /animus/. It's a group of people historically made up of tripfags on 4chan's /b/, /x/, and /mlp/ boards. 8chan's dead as you can see, so I guess they're just surfing the internet.
>>742871 Hey sorry I'm really drunk and just finished vomitting a bit ago
What do you have to apologize for?
Hello Erio, how's it.
>>742872 but on the other hand im relaxed while working
>>742872 Yeah it's like 14C here and man it really feels it. Probably a bit of a cold front in the region.
>>742878 That's not a problem. When I first came by here I stuck to an insular group that didn't really interact with the rest of the board. You all seem to be behaving yourselves so I think what you're doing is fine.
>>742878 Nah, I was lurking /animus/ for a while back when. My heart kinda jumped when I saw ya'll suddenly appear. Didn't expect that.
don't you recognize a tomato when you see one? >>742878 of course! we love having our friends stop by
this place is no stranger to a little alcohol-induced funposting either
>>742879 it's like this all the time when i wake up it was like 80 one day and i wake up with syrup in my veins that doesnt want to get flowing
>>742882 are you sure you're thinking of the right place? mods here aren't going to have any problem with you unless you try to instigate stuff or post bad stuff >2011 were you coming to hang out with bernkastel or one of those other types? i actually liked some of the people from those groups, but bern and a few others directly actively tried to cause problems for people so they were kind of shunned
>>742879 The mods haven't liked us every time we came here uwu
>>742880 We kind of post here once every few years
>>742881 Well I'm talking about a period of time that extents back to like 2011 so maybe they're different now
>>742881 Yeah we kind of came here through bern, I'm not exactly fond of him though :3
When's the last time he was here?
not since 2012 i'd say there were a few people who stuck around to try to cause problems for some reason, but those types leave once they realize people here are fairly resilient and have been on the internet a long time, and they move on to some place with easy targets for their memery
most of us have been around here since about that time, on this board alone, and on the internet our whole lives so edgy people aren't very shocking to us
He ran away from our community forever in like 2013 or 2014 when his cock pic was posted
I'm super edgy, u aren't prepared 4 me >:3
>cock pic got posted oh dear that sounds self-deserved why even take a picture of your cock in the first place
And after harassing all our female posters and one of our trans posters about "not being a real girl like me" haha, how predictable and boring
oh, we still have Chen though Chen's actually a pretty cool person despite being a dedicated shit-stirrer everywhere else on the internet
They're never all that attractive.
>>742886 Bern was going through a period of doing a bunch of ecstacy or some other drug with a poster named 10X and showed him his cock pic
But yeah it was kind of disappointing that he ran away forever over a cock pic cause he always tried to act strong
>>742887 it makes me wonder, do guys think girls want to see their cock like it's a turn-on or something
>>742888 yeah i never sensed any strength out of that one it was like a desperate struggle of always acting out and poking at drama when the drama is just ignored rather than getting upset about they're just kind of an empty husk
anyway, what brings you back after all that time?
>>742881 When it gets cold here the worst for me is these late nights. My bed's pretty stacked so I'm usually pretty warm even as I wake up. But late at night at my desk all my extremities get cold. Fingers, nose, toes. I'm wearing slippers and socks and my feet are still cold. It sucks.
>>742898 yeah, it's an overlay called smart hunter gives you the hp of the monsters, how broken parts are, how much of a status is built up, etc the player names is how much damage they've done
Ah, I see. I wanted to make sure before I mocked you for actually needing something like that to assist with your hunting. How WEAK of you.
>>742899 Not much. Just gotta catch up with kimetsu no yaiba, and accelerator. Friend also bugged me to pick up machikado so I gotta do that too.
Got anything to rec? I used to make Saku give me recs every season haha. I really miss that.
I didn't really use it until Elder Dragons I hate not really only wanted the damage meters so I can mock kokoro for always doing half my damage
>>742902 Machikado is adorable and kind of engaging, you'll probably enjoy it.
You're a bit of a Fate fan, aren't you? Lord El-Melloi II Case Files is a mystery series with Waver from Fate/Zero as its MC but it's after he's grown up and become a bit of a bad-ass. It's technically leftovers from last season but if you haven't been watching Fruits Basket and you didn't read it when you were younger you are sorely missing out. Hell, even if you did read it as -it when you were younger, go and watch it anyway and marvel at the trip down nostalgia lane.
>>742902 i would personally recommend Kanata no Astra. It's a really fun show this season. Melloi is nice too, yeah. Machikado is really fun. I hope you enjoy it.
>>742904 I actually really don't like Fate, haha. I just really adore the Heaven's Feel route and have been fangirling over its adaption since it's announcment in 2014. I prefer Tsukihime personally over Fate. But I'll try Lord El-Melloi, sounds interesting. Didn't even know a Nasu adaption was airing recently. >>742905 I'll try it!. Thanks~.
I haven't watched this much anime at once in so so so many years.
Marsh shitposting on the go via Telephone
God damn It's like parody It's like satire There's a video playing on a big screen in the university library on 'the benefits of being a gamer'
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gamers get great benefits matching KDAs
at the mental hospital they kept showing us TED talks about stuff like that >studies show on average that playing games for 20 minutes a day results in 6% increase in overall happiness! just play games when ur stresesd out :) i got really angry at the bad data journalism and besides, TED talks gross
The Curse Of Threes has returned.
ive had an 18 game loss streak i went from 1050/1400 in expert 2 to 100/1200 in expert one i'm about to derank to adept haha
im probably going to stop for a while before i tilt myself yeah, you can derank to adept. adept can't derank to novice but that's the only exception
Can you de-rank? I sat at zero in Adept-1 for a good while.
These fuckers get a Riichi at four discards and I'm stuck still trying to get some melds together.
you just have to sack those hands, unfortunate as it may be they might move up in score and you can't control that, but you can control not dealing into it and falling lower. basically not getting in 4th should be your goal for success every match, and getting 2nd or 1st is just a matter of defense and statistics
>>742915 I'm not really excited by that kind of mentality, sorry. Especially when I'm already behind, and I don't have any more hands before the -anymore dealer hands before the game's over, I'm not going to just abandon a hand because my outlook is risky. Sure, some times I can guess at what tiles someone is waiting on, but other times there's just way too many variables that trying to predict it is a waste of brainpower. Plus it's way more exciting to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Like that Riichi I was complaining about, I got my own a few turns later and another player on the table played into my hand before the first Riichi call got their tile. That's a far more satisfying outcome to me than just scrapping my chances at winning the hand. I'll only really abandon a hand if I'm at least at tempai and even if I won't get a winning hand I won't at least have to pay out if no one wins.
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>>742910 Yeah it's exactly the same sort of thing. They play it on a continuous loop in the foyer
Samu 🦉 !KW2DbpWwls
aw shit the new ronan farrow dropped get fuxked MIT
>>742917 i dont like that outlook either when someone gets away with some bullshit i feel that i want to see some justice and want topull // to pull them out of first and put them where they belong, but playing that way is what keeps throwing away my wins but it's also the thing that motivates me, so it's a tossup ultimately i'll go for it even if i know it's not the right play style because i get such gratification from effecting my will on the game
I don't have the capacity to be that dogged towards total strangers, hah hah. If they had a good turnout whether by good draws or smart discards/calls, then good for them. I'm not interested in whether they win or lose, I'm interested in what's fun for me.
i think it's because im on a bad streak and im in search of catharsis it drives me to play even more self-destructively
I kinda like "..."-ing my own shitty winning hands. Like there's something amusing to me about showing I'm exceptionally let down by myself for taking a hand by winning 1000 or 1500 points.
>>742924 yeah, my issue has been playing when i dont necessarily feel like it, so i have to augment the natural motivations for success with novelty by trying to force hands that i want to get instead of hands that are good decisions, like throwing away a haneman dragons chanta to try to add honitsu on top of it and refusing to let go of the remaining haku in case i can squeeze shousangen into it and thinking "i dont care if i lose, i just want to finish this hand and deny that jerk his riichi"
there was one game where one guy stole my dealer round with a 3rd round yakuhai, and i just spent the match trying to screw him over as hard as possible for that slight i wasn't mad about it, but i just get a little giddy thinking about some payback and completely ignoring the overall game. it's my ADD i think and being unmedicated, im always like this with games. i look for compulsive fun so on that guy's dealer round, when someone else had an early riichi, i kanned twice immediately and then dealt alls // all safe tiles until that guy dealt into the riichi and got hit with ura dora for a haneman just little events like that make the whole game worth it to me regardless of if i win or not. it's certainly more memorable than a generic win that's indistinct from the surrounding noise
in gears of war a long time ago, i used to collect all the smoke grenades people ditch at the start of the round when they pick up frags and then go find one person i want to mess with and continually run and tag them with smoke grenades if they're tagged with the grenade directly, it concusses them and they have to wait like 8 seconds to get back up, and after 3 concussive hits like that they die automatically so even though tagging with one frag is an instant kill and they'd respawn, i'd do the harder task of tagging them three times and waiting around a corner for them and wasting an entire minute of their playtime concussing them i'd get so many angry xbox live voice messages which really ma
made it worth it
>riichi for mangan or more >chance to ron someone off of it pops up >spam the thumbs up emote for a good five seconds beforehand >every time that I have the chance to pon off of this sam player, trigger their ptsd by pushing the same emote and letting the game pause for a few seconds
Did you guys watch Granbelm yet
Nope. It's rare we get a chance to watch shows that air Friday/Saturday until Sunday.
>>742927 when someone really aggravates me, sometimes i'll jsut intentionally stall my turns as long as possible
i think it's actually strategically a good idea to always use the free 5 seconds every turn even if you dont need it. i dont do that because it is annoying to other people and i want to not be annoying, but realistically from a competitive standpoint, that annoyance is a game element and those 5 seconds are a resource you're not using if you waste them it can irritate people and throw off their mentality when they're getting impatient. it gives you a meditative moment where you pause and have some reflection time. even if you dont think about the game at all, that's helpful in maintaining a stable mindset and having better grounding when making a decision. and sicne // since it's under your control, you benefit from it while it causes some irritation to the other players and they don't benefit from it.
sometimes i'll do that for an entire round or two, and if i really want to be annoying i'll spam a ... emote or a hat cry emote just to be more ubiquitous, and then when im ready to make an attack i just start rushing my moves out immediately and throwing people off their guard a bit there's a lot of psychological stuff in mahjong that i like playing with a lot more than i like playing efficiency and stuff. it's weird because my efficiency is so bad and im so much less technically skilled than everyone else in the general, but just utilizing stuff like having a demanding dealer presence and forcing my mentality onto the board gets me a lot of success that i probably can't get from raw technical skill alone
i think it's important to realize there are a lot of different elements of mahjong, and that progress isn't linear. there's stuff some people are better at than others and vice versa
having a smaller keyboard is actually saving me so much distress i thought it would slow me down a ton to have a smaller, cramped keyboard where i have to make corrections more often and it's more difficult to make abnormal keystrokes like using the insert/delete/pgup and F# keys since it's crowded and needs a FN key to be held
it is cramped and slightly slower, but it's actually so much easier on my hands not to hyperextend at all it feels so comfortable to barely have any extension to make all the key strokes, very comfy i'm able to keep up jsut fine with live spoken word all the same and i can do it with this keyboard on a pillow while im laying on my mattress, no desk required
>>742930 >hat cry emote The one that gets me tilted is her smug smile emote. The one where she's sticking her tongue out. Use that every now and then. I wish that FBI-chan had some cuntier emotes to use. Irritating other players is absolutely a %100 valid tactic. When we go on a loss streak we get annoyed and make worse decisions. So exploiting that in other people is definitely a good thing to engage in. Efficiency is still important and fundamental to the game. How can we tilt others if we aren't in a position to ron them and drag them into the pits of despair.
>>742933 yeah, definitely efficiency is important and i dont think at all it's sufficient to play without it my point was just kidn // kidn // kind of that i'm impressed with how well i can compete with players who are such much more efficient and technically skilled than i am using subversion tactics and pure information if i can get my technical skill up to par i think i can shoot up to master pretty effectively i really am eager to try out the jade rooms. i know everybody complains abotu jade rooms, but the things they hate about it are precisely what im attracted to about it
>>742935 What do people complain about in regards to Jade rooms? I want to play stronger players. There's a certain level of depth that is difficult to apply in lower rooms. Like suji traps. How can you use a suji trap when half the players don't even understand how suji works. You ever get matched with the same people in ranked? I took fourth against a player with 0w0 in their name, then three games later got matched with them again and took first I'd probably notice the same people more if I could read Chinese
>>742936 yeah i get matched with the same people sometimes, usually because we both instaqueue after the last match but sometimes ive queued into people from the general by accident
suji trap, eh i only recently learned about SUJI THEORY as a discrete concept, but it's not really new it's pretty intuitive just from playing and seeing your own waits how it works i didn't really think it was a special enough concept to warrant its own name and discussion. it seemed kind of engrained into the game to me i could tell that if they were waiting on a tile that was 3 from where they dealt, it would be a closed wait or a open wait from the other side, like 23 waiting on 14 after discarding a 7
maybe im being generous but i dont think anybody needs to read the mahjong theory books to get a feel for that they might not heed it, but that's not because they dont understand it. that's more because they dont value defensive play. they might think "well i dont wanna throw away my hand and i need to get rid of this tile, so either it's safe and i keep my hand or it's not, but i guess i'll find out"
so the threshold for a suji trap to work isn't whether or not they know about suji [sic] but rather whether they're going to try playing defensively. it's no use setting a trap up for someone who's not looking for a safe discard anyway
>>742937 Some people don't even hit that intuitive level of understanding Practice makes perfect, but reading theory is a shortcut to understanding things you might not have realised Suji is kind of a bad example because, like you said it's intuitive. But if people don't read theory then they'll never know what they're potentially missing
>>742940 i keep trying to brag in the general about how good ive gotten at reading tiles then talk about how i can read all the manzu tiles perfectly but i dont think anybody got it i think they just thought i was serious about literally reading the tiles and missed the gag there and they're just like "oh cool yeah here's the tips how i remember each of the tiles"
>>742945 no that's what inspired me, im the tejina post in response to that although i did it a few days ago by samefagging i made one post asking for tips on how to learn to read tiles, then after serious responses i replied to myself with just a kanji chart of 1-9 for the manzu tiles
>>742944 good morning kirara i enjoyed the stream last night it helped me get to sleep for a whole two hours before i had to get up and work which is better than staying up as i would have done otherwise
>>742951 That's good, but two hours really isn't much Are you doing rev this week?
That one client got into medical transcription like they wanted. At Transcription Panda, I think.
tonight im doing my normal contract, some rush files, and by tonight i mean this morning i'll be doing rev after i finish this up in a couple hours since im flat broke right now though and need to buy some kratom asap and then i'll be doing rev the upcoming week because i dont have any paycheck coming on the 15th and have IRS payment plus regular bills due on the 17th so i need to make like 300 dollars that will get paid immediately
It's a hard knock life.
im trying not to over vocalize it but im having a pretty rough time coming off my antidepressants i have to get back to work for now though im on a very tight deadline