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Already had one of these before but we need some more broad topics to get some conversation going. So what have you robots been up to recently? Art, games, anime, vague autistic shit no one's heard about? If you find it interesting, talk about it.
>>181 (OP) 
ive been playing genshin impact for like 10 hours now. still waiting for the fun part
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I turn the game on every now and then but that's about it. The art direction is solid but at the end of the day, it's a gacha game so there isn't much gameplay depth to keep me interested enough to play for long periods of time. 
This game actually has much less gameplay depth than most other gacha games (bar the auto farmers) since it's a 3rd person hack and slash with only 2 abilities per character and no dedicated dodge mechanic. I imagine most of the depth comes from how fast and intricately you can swap around party members. The problem is that the game's so fuck easy you don't need to do any of that to win and such there's no incentive to delve into that aspect of the game.
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>>181 (OP) 
I've been thinking about the nature of the mind recently.I am convinced that the part of us we Ike to call "subconscious" does a ton of heavy lifting. No surprises, so far. What is clear to me, too, is that while I have piss poor planning abilities, my subconscious - or rather superconscious mind, acting above and beyond my  sense of awareness, appears to be constantly scheming and planning, nudging me to take certain actions seemingly at random. These actions add up, and after a while, greater changes happen in my life due to them. 

These actions, for example, have led me to get diagnosed with the 'tism, then to get kicked out of my former, total garbage job and getting picked up on a government Autismjobs project. I'm currently working at a job I love because of this.
This example is one of the greater ones, but this has been happening for a while.

So far, so good, right? But this entire year I've felt that there have been an unusual amount of coincidences in my favor. It goes so far that most wishes I harbor deep inside get fulfilled, in ways I don't expect, a few days later. That the superconscious mind can change my actions doesn't surprise me, however, the implications of it gently altering reality around me are massive. Apart from the possibility of confirmation bias, this makes me wonder whether others experience similar effects. Could this be a glimpse of meme magic?
The only part that could be called the subconscious that I'm able to identify just conforms to patterns and is easily influenced by whatever I focus on. More literally, whatever I focus on or catches my attention is where I try to find patterns and solve. I don't like feelings of magical coincidences since it feels more like it's my own fault I'm not able to achieve something without if falling on my lap, and it ruins a lot of joy I feel from life.
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An interesting point of view. I don't struggle much with feelings that my fuck-ups are my own fault, even if my superconscious was sabotaging me, because I've observed that by having come to terms with my many shortcomings, my inner voice, which I consider to be the mouth of this subtle part of my mind, has turned much less hostile, friendly even.

Of course, I insist that those coincidences need not be magical in nature. Likely being of far greater intelligence than my regular mind can fathom, this upper mind can access and parse vast amounts of information. I'm sure it could manipulate my actions infinitesimally, to get a macroscopic result by butterfly effect.

I hope that one day, you can too rest easier, despite any bad choices you may have made. Take care, brother. The world has gone totally mad.
it feels like botw but more animeish
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Though I do enjoy Genshin on occasion, botw does a much better job around the board. A lot of the issue as with Genshin could be solved by making the gameplay more difficult and adding a dodge mechanic but then the mindless drones who play these games at work would flip their shit at it being "too hard".
>government Autismjobs project
What is this? There's actually a good part of getting diagnosed?
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>getting picked up on a government Autismjobs project. I'm currently working at a job I love because of this.
>a job I love
I don't even believe such a thing even exists for someone like me. I truly envy your situation, anon.

>it's my own fault I'm not able to achieve something
I often feel this way as well. In fact, I may have possibly taken this feeling to it's extreme.
>hate to rely on others; feel that if I can't accomplish something entirely on my own, that the accomplishment is worthless
>have the tendencies of a perfectionist: on the rare occasion that I do manage an accomplishment, I never celebrate it and instead dwell on what could have been done better or more efficiently
>as a result of this behavior, I scarcely accomplish anything because it has become nearly impossible to achieve my own standards
I have been making an effort to ease up on myself recently and allow myself to make more mistakes in the hope that I can actually make some form of progress in life.
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>>181 (OP) 
Made a level 3 skiller on oldschool runescape my goal is to work my way up to a f2p bond just for an even extra challenge.
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On of the perks of living in a rich European socialist state.
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Fucking hell I hate burgerland. At least we have easier access to a way out of this hell.
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America has its ups and downs and considering all of them I'd say we equal out to or do better than most european countries. Not that they all aren't shit. Just varying levels of it.
Ive done this
Grinded magic to high alch, while in between doing good money runs. The yt guides are pretty useful. Although I'm no expert rs player, i jist wanted a bond to see what membership was about, maybe even get a self sustaining bond farm going
>chink impact
Game's anti-cheat is rootkit malware.
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I heard they got shit for it and the anti virus now turns off after gameplay unlike Valorant's. Was that bullshit?
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It's still a rootkit installed on your system from a branch of the chinese government regardless of whether they claim it is or isn't running when you close the game.
It's got kernel level access, which means you can't tell if it's actually off or just pretending unless you actually analyze what the hardware itself is doing since it's higher priority than any software (bar firmware).
Getting back into drawing a bit. It's a bit of fun but I'm not planning on taking it too seriously.
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I have brief bursts of drawing activity too. I also have a laptop with a touchscreen that I got for college and can use it as a drawpad, but it's got windows 10 installed and I haven't touched the thing ever since I stopped taking classes. I can probably figure out a way around that but I'm tempted to just say fuck it and draw autistic shit and post it here.
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Why not. Autistic robot drawings are always nice. I might post some too, if I draw anything I'm happy with.
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Been working on making a 2d grand strategy game. So far it's been mostly absolute bare basics type stuff. Main game loop, how to render basic shapes, make camera pan around and zoom, that kind of thing. Next up is loading resources (map provinces and such) and triangulating them so that they can be rendered, and getting UI basics in place.

So far it's been going much better than I expected (and I wish I'd started on this much earlier, but still, it's going well). There are still some things that will be difficult, but I think I will have the "foundation" stuff necessary to just present and interact with the game done by the end of the year, and hopefully be able to shift focus more towards working on content and mechanics.
>rich European socialist state.
Not hard to figure out which one
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my hobby is pic related.
Can any robots recommend any decent art streams to watch? I want to get into actually drawing stuff instead of just making shitty edits of other people's things.
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>>181 (OP) 
I don't know if you could call it a hobby or not, but I like to go out and feed critters.
Making a game sounds fun but I have none of the faculties to do so. So for now it remains a hypothetical unlikely to come to fruition.
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I enjoy the fantasy of making games as well. Been watching videos on godot recently. But I'm probably much too lazy to ever follow through on any of it.
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If you have the Autismo you should try Solo-Wargaming/Tabletop RPG, shure it requires more Bookeeping and Imagination than a Videogame, but if you enjoy it and get the Hang of it then the only Limit is literally your mind and how moddable your Ruleset is, at any rate just Homebrew untill its Unplayable
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Said I might post something so here it is. 
Half-assed this a few months back with what I had. The half assery combined with some years-long rust lead to quite a few mistakes, most notably the lack of sharpness and noticeable sketch lines. Might post some more art escapades another time.
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That looks like an instagram filter over a model picture. I'm guessing you traced it if it isn't. Something just isn't right about it.

t. Gunpla autist

I wish I could find a modeling community not full of normalfags obsessed with star wars and marvel.
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Tracing the silhouette is common practice in photorealism.
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To explain further this is an attempt to draw what is in a picture as closely as possible, using said picture as reference. Tracing the silhouette and major shapes is what most people do when doing photorealism and the manual work comes from the shading needed to sell the "photorealism". In this specific case I used a photo I took of my gunpla as reference. 
It's real halfassed work so it didn't end up very good. I could probably do better.
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You don't have autism, you more likely  have  a schizotypal disorder. 

Also, they have autism targetted jobs literally where you live, or are you just calling it autism as a euphemism for a word like destitute or felon or dregs? Indigent. That's the word I was looking for.
Maybe if you're in middle school or a roasty who doesn't actually care about art. Anyone serious about art (who isn't working as a high volume concept artist) stops tracing pretty quickly if they ever did.

>modeling community not full of normalfags obsessed with star wars and marvel.
Take your pick of trains, tanks or boats. It should be no surprise that fantasy models attract people who obsess over pop culture.
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>>181 (OP) 

Played league of legends back again for a long time at a local computer shop, forced to nofap cause I don't have my own room and plus the signal sucks here which means buffering a video takes a couple minutes to load. In short I am fucked up and my moods are so fucking low paired with low appetite and lost a ton of weight from it.
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How bad is it nowadays? I played it back in 2011-2013, so it might have changed a lot. And I can imagine it being full of politically correct bullshit. Does it still not have a voice chat?
Good, learn to transmute that energy now.  If you are interested I can post about that and post some books about hte matter.
>Bad Internet
That one really sucks. Do you have your own interent service at home? If the issue is having bad signal in some room think about investing in a powerline. In my shithole where electronics are taxed to hell and back I was able to get one for 60 USD. It was life changing.
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>>2776 meant for >>2775


The game have changed over a decade now with tons of new items, new metas every patch, the rift have also changed (i.e turret plates, drake buffs making you way ahead of the game so that means players will now focus more on objectives.
I don't really think nofap would have an impact on my overall health since I could probably control my desires and also considering I have been sobered up for almost a week now cause my parents made me go back to their house.
>Bad Internet
The internet signal in my parents' house is just so fucking bad.
>The House
The house entirely smells like shit considering we have a dog in here and the dog furs are all over the place. I would say it's not that worse from my grandparents' house to where I lived but I always hated to be around my parents (I still get abused by them). And they want to make me fat again considering I have lost a ton of weight from fasting everyday.
Since I suddenly find myself with a lot of time on my hands and a vested interest in getting /fit/, I've been using some of the spare time to lift weights properly instead of just the generic stuff that kept me from ever being a fat piece of shit. Got back to doing some art, and I'm trying to brush up on math enough to do calculus and similar, so I can properly delve into M-theory on the more technical side since all I do is study it in general. Figure may as well do the harder equations, too. Other than that, just fucking around on a private server for a shitty game that isn't officially supported anymore.

What kind of style do you like to do? All the ones whose work I follow tend to be professionals that do concept art in directions that I'm looking to grow in. Chris Scalf in particular encouraged me to keep going. I know that Rapoza specifically does streams and answers questions. Been following these guys and more for over a decade.
I dropped all my hobbies, pretty I lost my mojo and motivation forthe majority of things long years ago and even the more lazy hobbies that I used to enjoy are now overtaked by pozzedfags
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I started a new profile in American Truck Simulator. The Texas and Wyoming expansions are the only new games I'm sort of excited for. I find the game very relaxing.
What were your old hobbies and how have they become pozzed?
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I've been recently toying with the idea of making a monthly Book Club thread. Are robots interested with that idea?
Ideally I would like to start with the Welcome to the NHK novel, since everyone has watched the anime and may have some interest in the novel.

I just enjoy solitary hobbies and try to forget faggots exist. That worked for me.

Looks comfy. 
Do people buy those games, or get them through other means?
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A book club sounds fun, I think it was discussed before back on 8chan but nothing happened with the idea. There was a library thread though which was nice.
I'd be interested too, we had it before but it always fell apart after a few books and lacking partizipation.
I'm interested in money. They are surprisingly hard to make. At least with gold you could find some in the wild, but with money even that isn't an option.
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Solo traditional gaming is patrician as fuck. It can be quite demanding because you're responsible for everything, but its very enjoyable and the best thing about it is resting assured that there won't be drama or infighting among the players since you only have yourself to deal with. I wish I could get into it again, and maybe even start something here, but I'm just so lethargic that I can't do it.
Definitely seems likes it was traced, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I see tracing as reverse engineering, it might help anon develop his skills further so he can start drawing original artwork from scratch. I like giant robots too.
Same thing here, not because of poz but because I'm simply too depressed to enjoy things anymore. The only hobby I have now is browsing imageboards and even that is fading away, I had to force myself to write this post.
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I should try to play the guitar again, it's been a while.
>The only hobby I have now is browsing imageboards and even that is fading away, I had to force myself to write this post.
There's not too many IBs worth visiting nowadays. There's only a board or two that I like per imageboard. In the case of this IB in particular, I only visit this board because I am not particularly interested in /v/, and /b/ has been shit for a few months now (The main alternatives glow like the sun too).
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Playing a musical instrument is a noble hobby, you should pick it up again if you have the energy and motivation to do it.
>There's not too many IBs worth visiting nowadays. There's only a board or two that I like per imageboard. In the case of this IB in particular, I only visit this board because I am not particularly interested in /v/, and /b/ has been shit for a few months now
I have been frequenting the /hikki/ board here on Sleepychan and also a couple of very small and slow IBs outside the webring. I have tried lurking the main /jp/ spinoffs but I can't really relate to the board's culture since I don't watch a lot of new anime like I used to, nowadays I don't watch anything at all. I remember 8chan's /v/ being entertaining even if you din't play a lot of games, the board culture was vibrant and upbeat, filename and webm threads were amazing and always brought a lot of joy to many of my nights. I checked the /v/ here on Sleepy some weeks ago and I can say they still have some of that fun spirit, even if its not as strong was during 2015 to 2018. Never really frequented random boards enough to enjoy them, I find them just too chaotic. I do check them from time to time when there's nothing better to do, and sometimes I find hilarious posts that make browsing them worth the effort. The only /b/ I have truly enjoyed was Magic's, I remember it being relaxed yet fun to visit.
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>>181 (OP) 
I've been going through K&R learning C. Just started Chap 6. Last program of Chap 5. felt like I was getting punked because the fucking thing only had one pointer used in the most basic way, and existed to print obnoxious pointer declarations.

Also started playing Oblivion for the first time.
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It's been quite a while since I've played Oblivion, I have some fairly fond memories of that game. Granted, I was rather young at the time, so I didn't see the glaring issues with it, but I would still argue that it's worth a try for just about anyone. I'm not sure if you've installed any mods, but I would recommend starting completely vanilla (maybe use an unofficial patch, but no more than that) on your first run, then use mods on any subsequent playthrough. How are you liking it so far? What race/class/etc. did you choose?

I've started a new character on Daggerfall myself. I chose to make a warrior/mage hybrid, which is a class I often gravitate towards for it's high versatility. I also decided to roll a high elf which I rarely do because I find them unappealing in the post-Daggerfall games due to their lanky physiques, poor magic resistance, and snobbish character portrayals. Currently, I've been doing jobs for the fighters and mages guilds to build my character up before embarking on the main quest. I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit so far.
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>>181 (OP) 
My library and studies are my primary hobby outside of vidya and stacking metals.
Any good books frens? I try to read a wide variety but skip almost all fiction. Recently I've been reading Caesar's works on his campaigns as well as some medical textbooks. What about the rest of you?
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>meme magic
This reminds me... On the week before queen Elizabeth II died, the song (Music for the) Funeral of Queen Mary would play in my head.
>getting picked up on a government Autismjobs project. I'm currently working at a job I love because of this.
On the note of socialist autismo government programs. 
Honestly for me it has been quite demoralizing, seeing how pozzed everything is and cooperating in any way with those same institutions that are turning this country into a brazil 2.0 hellhole makes me feel like a piece of shit.
I wish I could just go back into my cave and not be bothered by anyone, but having learnt some sort of trade will come in handy sometime in a future real SHTF scenario. There is no going back feighning ignorance at this point. At the latest when those old farts (b***mers) are all retired and there's noone paying those bux anymore because the next generation is 90% import gibsmedat there'll be no choice.

I'd much prefer I'd have been born into some 2nd world slav country. Life could be so much simpler.
I picked up reading again after being a full blown internet addict for the last several years and barely getting anything done or being able to remember anything since my brain was so burned out from information overload and (You)s.
Right now I'm reading a collection of re-narrations of ancient greek myths. It has been helping me in getting away from this constant self absorbtion with my own feeble mind.
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I've been lurking various IBs since my mid teens, starting with 4chan of course. I don't think it has done me any good, quite the contrary it has aggravated and alienated me even further. Especially this kind of hive mind thinking that is very prevalent over on 4chan especially. Someday I just couldn't differentiate between online and real and started looking down on every "normalfag" ever since.
Guess I'm too retarded to fit into most communities or whatever. Maybe I should just stop rambling.
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I have been browsing imageboards for nearly ten years now, and looking back, I think it was my natural place to be at the time. Naturally, things have changed since then. I'd say most things have gotten worse in terms of 4chan and websites in general. At least as far as I can recall, most people didn't really believe what they used to say. Of course, there was a generalised hatred towards tumblr people and the like which I still maintain, but things definitely got out of control since then. The internet is not real life and was never meant to be. Ever since it started to be treated as such, it has gotten worse. I don't think that Imageboards are the greatest form of entertainment and can be really harmful to the mind in the long run. They can be almost as addicting as any other social media.
>Someday I just couldn't differentiate between online and real and started looking down on every "normalfag" ever since.
If I am being honest, I rarely thought that people were on same level as me. I have fucked up things with good people a fair share times. Although I know it's not ideal, now I like to give people the benefit of the doubt even if they may not deserve it. 

I've been reading some classic books from the early/mid 1900s and 1800s. I prefer to read them in their original language or way they were written since I always feel like some of the content is lost. (I don't reccommend it, some book are really fucking hard to understand at times)
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