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What is allowed on this board? What is its purpose?

On this board you can discuss and request or give advice regarding the Hikikomori  lifestyle anxieties and social or mental issues arising from these conditions of living  and also post general hikikomori discussion If you're content with being a hikikomori  that's ok, and you won't get in trouble for saying so.

Make Sure to read the rules before posting.



The term Hikikomori ひきこもり or 引きこもり is a Japanese word that when translated into English it means  “pulling inward, being confined”,acute social withdrawal “)  in context of a person the term refers to a shut-in who stays home and does not leave their room for very long periods  usually   for about 6 months or more.


Hikikomori is a social condition in which the affected individual isolates themselves away from society at home in their parents house in their room for a period exceeding six months  . The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan defines hikikomori as a condition in which the affected individuals refuse to leave their parents' house, and isolate themselves away from society and their family in their bedrooms  for a period exceeding six months but is not directly caused by  a physical condition or other psychological   problem.
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meta thread for discussing board rules and changes. feel free to post complaints about rules and changes you want to see to them.
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You must be eating out of a copper bowl, because you are FED.
Could the stickies be cleaned up into just one sticky?  You have to scroll down quite a bit on the front page to get to the actual threads.
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One of the posts was misaligned.
>murdoch-chan saga
jesus what a fucking travesty
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it's the most retarded shit i've read in weeks

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If you want to make banners for the board feel free to post them here
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Ico is favorite game of mine. Yorda having to spend her life within the confines of the castle albeit against her will fits with the theme of the hikikomori lifestyle, I think.
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You don't need to justify it, it's a beautiful game.
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I guess I just liked the fact somebody acknowledged my ICO related post, albeit two years later.

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What games have you been playing recently /hikki/? What's the game you have put the most hours into?
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I'm back to playing WoW, since I can't run many games on my pc.
I tried some crpgs, but it's not as enjoyable if you can't control different aspects of your character(movement, swinging weapon, first-person view, controlling/growing a single character, etc.).

I tried a gacha, but they're just so boring, and within an hour you come to a dead-end and it's just about logging in every day. Phone games are ALL COMPLETE shit.
I started playing Legend of Mana again. Apparently it got a remake at some point, and that resulted in all the esoteric knowledge of the game's inner workings ending up on Steam and Reddit. It's a little surreal for me, but I have to admit that the new tempering calculator sites are way more convenient than the command line-based tempering calculator that I used to whip up armor recipes back in the day.
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>>312 (OP) 
Been playing Nethack again.  It's weird.  I've never beaten it, but every time before that I got into the spirit of playing it I thought "O.k., but maybe if I focus more on _ I can do it!"  I've always had this hope that I could someday beat it.

This time, I can feel the learned helplessness burned into me.  I play it expecting to lose.  Expecting to make it no further than I ever did before.  And I don't.  I always lose, no matter how many hundreds of games.  I always barely make it to Minetown if I'm lucky.

I think I'm kind of oddly content about it.  Because this time I'm able to see through the coping lies.  No, someone like me really can't git gud.  It doesn't matter how much I prepare, if I have a game that lasts thousands of turns, I'm _going_ to make a mistake on turn 10000 that'll kill me.  Yes, it really is about the number of attempts and statistical chance.  I've played countless times and I clearly just don't possess the mental acuity.  There's this relief in finally being able to cast aside all of the normie copes ("You just gotta...") and rituals ("You just lose because you expected to...") and see them for what they are:  lies.

So, I just lose this game.  Over and over and over again.  Because every time I lose I prove my point that I'm worthless, that effort doesn't make me any better, that it really is up to chance, and that things don't get better.  I feel like
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I recently finished playing through Mario & Luigi Dream Team. Citra doesn't really do motion sensor/tilting too well, so most of the Bros. Attacks were useless and the last couple of giant battles were nightmarish. On the flip side, it's pretty easy to get accessories that make you nearly invincible in regular/dream battles, so most of the game wasn't particularly challenging.
I will say it was better than Bowser's Inside Story, solely because in Dream Team most of the minigames are optional and give you money, instead of all being mandatory story roadblocks. (Outside of minigames I'd say that Bowser's Inside Story is more or less directly superior to Dream Team, but I wasn't able to make myself wade through the endless minigame deluge to complete that game and I did complete Dream Team, so there you go.)

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How are you doing? What did you do last week?

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D12 - Fight Music (BET Version)

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>Type O Negative - Der Untermensch
>Gitaroo Man OST - 12 The Legendary Theme
>(Original)Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Theme Song
>WotLK - Login Screen - Music Theme
>World Of Warcraft Soundtrack - Stormwind (City Theme)
>World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Login Music
>World of Warcraft - Arthas My Son
>WWE Chris Benoit Theme Song Whatever
>Triple H WWE Theme - The Game [Arena Effect]
>Downstait - Fight As One
>Spider-Man The Animated Series Full Intro Theme
>Theme of "X-Men" [1992-1997] ~ Shuki Levy, Ron Wasserman (1-Hour Extended w/DL)
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O.K., I've been around a lot of different chans, and I've gotta say, all the hikki chans--wizchan, lainchan, this place--have the BEST music choices.

Yorushika, tuyu are my favorites

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Just like the suicide thread in the previous board. Share any struggles you might have regarding suicide, any past failed attempts and/or why do you think suicide may be the answer to all this you're going through. 

I've been procrastinating/delaying my suicide plan for over 5 years now, partly because I'm scared of what comes after death as I cannot know for sure what will happen once I'm on the other side and this kind of scaring me and holding me back from killing myself. Maybe it's the survival instinct in the end? I attempted suicide for like 8 times in 3 years now and every-time I was saved by either a stranger or a family member and this didn't change my mindset or made me think less of it. The desire to eradicate this body, this existence is getting stronger day after day especially these days, but I'm still hesitating to actually go with it, as I still have somewhat of a brief feeling of hope that my ways might change in the future but then I rethink it and figure out that I'm in my early 20's now and still haven't done anything significant with my life, still trying to find a purpose, a motivation or maybe a dream to live for, meanwhile everyone my age around me is graduating college and passing through different phases with their lives, all while I'm still stuck in the no-purpose teenage-like kind of existentialism. It really gets very boring everyday and Idk what to do anymore.
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Blame the overboard. I though the thread was from /b/ and wanted to shitpost
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That explains a lot of my interactions in the lesser boards.
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This is one of those cases in statistics where articles have headlines like
>32% increase in suicide from 1999 levels
When in absolute terms it means fuck all.
I need to do great things in my life. I need to suffer. I watch all these animes with main characters doing monumental things in their lives, achieving great success, and suffering heavy failures, yet here I am, half-assing everything. I want to be like them; I want to suffer like them. I want to get my dick wet on a regular basis. From today onward, that will be my goal. I will study and absorb like a sponge. I will wake up at 5 AM and run. I will read my books, play my video games, and read my manga. I will learn my instruments, and I will learn coding until my eyes bleed. I will be the greatest hacker known to man. I'm not a genius, but I have the heart to do so.  Hikki are the ones with strongest motivation, since we are so fed up with the state of our lives. Nothing is more disgusting and painful than the guilt of a neet.

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Yesterday I saw my teacher from high-school. Back then, I would get excellent grades and she would always used to tell me that I am incredibly intelligent and that she sees me becoming very successful. She told me that she is very disappointed that, at 21, I am a NEET with no friends. I explained that society has nothing to offer me (went into a little detail about my reasons) and she said it's tragic we live in a world where people like myself just don't want to contribute. Anyone else had a similar experience where people had high expectatinos of you and you kind of let them down?
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>>555 (OP) 
I can't even rememeber a single person from school or any of my past - no names or faces, etc.
I'm sure it's the same for them.
Most people's lives just revolve around their immediate family when they become adults. Most people don't have friends once they start a family, and they also tend to stop playing games, and fill up their little bit of free time with shows.

Once I become homeless, I'll have to fill up my freetime with my imagination, and going through bins, etc.

I don't know why god even bothered to create such a shit reality.
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>How could another person know what someone's outward aesthetic means and infer someone's temperament and character and life trajectory
Estimates based on experience and logic

>Until exchanges like these are commonly understood to be criminal assault society will not improve.
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There is no God, this simulation is created by an Artifact from the dreams of visitors, players. 
The administrators withdrew themselves, perhaps they survived the simulation. 
However, next year the Little Fox and the Black King should appear again!
>at least had a father that actually taught me stuff(skills, wisdom, or any help to get into the real world).

Yours was a deadbeat too, huh? Did he throw tantrums like a toddler when asked to do that shit too?
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>Dismissed on every concern and ignored.
Even on this very thread, by the looks of things.  Do you still feel invisible, anon?
Given how society is, though, I feel like you're justified.
You've done well to take counsel in Epictetus.
>Once I become homeless, I'll have to fill up my freetime with my imagination, and going through bins, etc.
"When you have nothing left to do, God starts to give you visions.  He starts adding clairvoyance into your life."
>I don't know why god even bothered to create such a shit reality.
It makes me partial to demiurge theory.
>Did he throw tantrums like a toddler when asked to do that shit too?
Oh my god.  Not that guy, but goddam yes.  How our parents failed us should be a whole goddam thread, but that is a good one.  When you're yelled at to help, and then repeatedly yelled at for not knowing how to help--IS IT ANY SURPRISE YOU SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE CURLED UP LIKE SELIGMAN'S DOG?!
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Share your daily routine anons 

I'm a little bit more productive these days and feeling good on the emotional and mental side, so I been waking up early in the morning and adjusting to my new plans for the remaining 6 months of this year.
>wake up at 5-7 am 
>use face cleanser and wash teeth, make a hot cup of green tea
>planning my food for the day as I been doing OMAD for half a month now, seeing as it's easier to manage the meal and get my daily needed calories and proteins, instead of having to eat 3+ times a day
>go online, lurk shitchan /fit/ and watch some YT videos of the people I'm subbed to
>watch a movie 
>5 PM. sit down to eat my daily meal
>7-8 PM. Meditate and do some relaxing techniques to chill down before heading to bed
>sleep at 9 PM max. 
I've been thinking about adding a one hour working-out plan to my routine but I'm still kind of lazy and ain't able to go through with it, but it's getting better or at least I'm hoping it gets better and I actually manage to add an exercise plan to my day. 
Also I live in a very negative environment inside my parents house and it's been drastically affecting my mental health far more than what isolation does to me and I'm really sick of it bu
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>>136 (OP) 
The times I sleep vary all the time, because we have schedules for when we have electricity throughout the day (4hrs on, 4hrs off, 4hrs on, etc.).
The only things that stay consistent is that I do the dishes first thing in the morning, and then during the first power outage I shower, brush my teeth, and then sleep through whatever time's left.
Can't believe God placed my in this shithole.
Why does this image inspire so much happiness? Where is it from?
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>>136 (OP) 
picrelated is approximately me in my room
>wake whenever i usually have nice dreams and i always hate when they end
>do fuck all until i get tired, lurking imageboards is most of it, if i have energy i consume popular media i torrented
>maybe have one meal during the day but usually none at all
>fall asleep whenever i try to sleep as much as possible because i don't want to be conscious
i can't wait until god sends to anime world afterlife where im happy
>wake up 6-11am
>drink coffee or green tea
>often times smoke weed
>wake up
>listen to cute anime girl music
>read the few new posts on a few slow imageboards
>make a few posts, get b& a few times, ban evade a few times
>piss, cum and shit
>eat and drink
>watch anime
>go to sleep when tired
fuck God and fuck any faggot that worships him

the last time i went outside was 3 years ago and anytime i go outside its so fucking annoying and i freeze when anyone talks to me and i feel like i have no consciousness when im outside.
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>>810 (OP) 
.< 10 Times a year except vacations 

I feel like I think a lot more too when I'm out. No distractions/not focusing on anything specific
Try doing some light exercise outside or going for walks a little bit at a time until you get more comfortable. It sucks and I know how you feel! It can improve with time
>>810 (OP) 
once in three month on average i order something online and pick it up from the post office

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