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  2. Came back home late at night and thought that someone dumped a bunch of garbage on my driveway since as I was pulling up I could see four lumps.  As I got closer it became apparent that these were rabbits and they were strangely hesitant to get out of the way of my car (I only slowly pulled up to not hit any.)  Eventually they did get out of the way, but even when they bounded off they didn't just get out of the drive way immediately but rather bounced around in a circle for a few seconds first.

     

    I feel like I've crossed the rabbit mafia or had the curse of El-ahrairah placed upon me or something.

    1. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      You'd be surprised how little survival instinct rabbits have. I've come close to hitting so many just in train yards alone.

  3. Today I learned that one possible output for "neko" in the microsoft JP IME is =^_^=. This is apparently due to 2chan users adding it to their personal IME and widely distributing the files.

     

    You can also use "ai" to get ぁぃ(。・ω・。)ノ and other variations, "ase" to get (-_-;) among others, warau for ((´∀`))ケラケラ etc.

     

    I feel like I've just broken a secret code or something.

    1. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      On one hand, hey I can finally get some of those weird emoji really easily (;゚Д゚)

       

      On the other hand, wow that is pretty wacky

    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      You can also use it to get emojis, which is where I found this out from (though emojis are banned on SPUF for some reason.)  Sometimes you get characters that aren't technically emojis like ☆ from "hoshi", ♪ from "ongaku," or ♀ from "mesu."

       

      But man when looking into this I have found a bunch of weird stuff.  Here's some websites archiving and giving tips for kaomoji use:

       

      https://kaomojinavi.net/index.htm

      https://kaomoji.ru/en/

      http://www.nekoguchi.com/2007/10/24/japanese_emoticons/comment-page-2/ (unfortunately the kaomoji dictionary links are broken)

      https://nihonshock.com/2010/04/12-japanese-ime-tips/

       

      I also discovered that the emoji feature in Windows 10+ also has a kaomoji page.  (Access by WIN + ;)   Though I think the IME option is better once you know what words correspond to which kaomoji.

       

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      a small addition: I was pleasantly surprised to see that typing "nya" has one of the predictions "nyanpasu." it's not too surprising if it really was copied from 2ch users but still fun

       

      That last link blew my mind with the "type english sentence by starting with a capital letter" though, that's a genius feature

  4. numa numa a

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    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Next you're going to tell me Caramelldansen isn't Japanese.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Nope, you're safe.  That one is in Japanese:

       

       

      Spoiler

      The best part of this is that it's not an actual translation but the Japanese animutation style phonetic lyrics.  For example, the first line is: オナラでリードをトラップ, which is suffice to say, nothing like what the Swedish opening line means.

       

    4. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      New Numa - The Internet's Best-Kept Secret

  5. VERY IMPORTANT:

     

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    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Thanks. We still on for Friday?

  6. I fully intend to die without ever hearing a non-nightcore version of Rockefeller Street.

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    2. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      I really thought "You're gonna go far kid" was just an MLP fandom song when I first heard the sped up version.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      I had heard the Offspring version before I heard variations, but I've now listened to the eurobeat version so many times that the normal version now feels off tempo to me especially in the chorus. I also expect an extended instrumental section after the first chorus.

    4. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      This song has also replaced the lyrics to RHCP's Don't Stop in my head:

       

       

  7. I was trolling around Facebook marketplace and it seems I found a table from the exact same maker of this one 40-year old wicker table I own. It's pretty crazy, the wicker construction looks identical.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      The wicker table industry is stagnating...

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I've heard you can just download models and load them into a 3d wicker nowadays, technology has really gone too far

  8. In "The Marriage of Mrs. Fox" (Die Hochzeit der Frau Füchsin) Mrs. Fox's husband has nine tails and is quite proud of this fact.  You can see this in this Brothers Grimm cartoon from way back:

     

     

    I guess this is technically an anime even though I think it was primarily made for European audiences.  But the detail appears in the original fairy tale, as the very first line goes: "Es war einmal ein alter Fuchs mit neun Schwänzen" i.e. "there once was an old fox with nine tails."

     

    Anyway, this is literally the only time I've seen references to foxes having multiple tails in a western, non-influenced by Japan work.  The fact that there are nine tails specifically is stranger still, as just having multiple would be enough for the story to work.

     

    The story is basically about worrying about getting cucked and faking his death to see what happens only for his wife to be faithful to him... until she finds another fox with nine tails and then immediately decides to marry him.  The story could have had Mr. Fox get beat out with the new suitor having ten tails, but it stops at nine, like that's the max.

     

    Anyway, I'm posting this for two reasons.  One is just I thought it was an interesting tidbit.  Second, I'm curious if anyone has encountered any western stories with foxes having multiple tails, discounting stuff influenced by anime.  The closest thing I can think of outside of this is when Samson burns down a vineyard by tying pairs of foxes together by their tails.

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    2. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Foxfire (i.e. Will o' the Wisps) being associated with foxes is pretty universal, unlike the multiple tails thing.

       

      It's also common consensus that the tip of a fox's tail is white because it got burned and/or produces fire.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      Discotek just announced that they're no longer pressing new discs for Grimm's Fairy Tales, so if you want the above episode and more in a pro-physical version you'll have to buy soon.

       

      Don't miss out like you all did for Joshiraku.  (Holy shit, it's going for $160 on ebay.)

       

      What am I saying all of you guys just pirate everything anyway.

    4. hugthebed2

      hugthebed2

      I have someone who works as a sound engineer for the western anime companies occasionally. I've been tempted to buy some BDs for some old shows from Discotek but I simply buy nothing period.

  9. 9/33, never forget.

  10. you've heard of gunshot fade to black but have you heard of gunshot cut to AIJOU YUUJOU

    1. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Nothing will top gunshot, fade to black, fade to "Hey, you, finally awake?"

    2. Huff

      Huff

      BETHESDA SOFTWORKS PRESENTS

  11. We need a good quick term for ChatGPT and StableDifussion style algorithms other than AI.

     

    Seeing people talk about "AI" as if no one ever used the term before two years ago feels like being gas lit.  I've even seen someone say "I want to be one of the first people to make games that use AI."

    1. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      I propose "strainer", as in spaghetti strainer! It takes in a large amalgamation of material, then kinda shakes it around until only the desired portion remains. 

       

      ChatGPT is a "sentence strainer", stable diffusion is an "image strainer", etc.

  12. mikanko foo-li coo-li

    1. Rynjin

      Rynjin

      Fun deck

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I like the cute girls on the cards but I'm not sure about the deck itself

    3. Rynjin

      Rynjin

      It's standard going second deck but it has more teeth going first than similar decks like Numeron, Earth Machines, etc. If you end up having to go first Hu-Li (the green one) is a a good one turn towers since she can't be destroyed by battle or card effect and can't be targeted. Notably Kashtira has like zero outs for Hu-Li. Plus it has an in-archetype Snatch Steal that can be played on the opponent's turn, which is neat.

      If you like looking at your opponent's board and going "Herald of NOTHING, IDIOT"* and then ramming them for 10k damage with 0 ATK monsters it'll be great. I picked it up during Kashtira meta in Master Duel and just used it to do my dailies and somehow ended up in top Diamond just playing 1-2 games a day. It's not exactly a big brain deck, but sometimes you need something simple that gets the job done.

      *Is Mecha-Godzilla now.

  13. the horror of trying to remember the four games you played this year to have a post for the goty thread ;~;

    1. Moby

      Moby

      Wasnt it Touhou, Noita, Touhou and Noita?

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I mean I apparently launched Noita more times in 2023 than there were days, but I luckily managed to check the steam year review and remembered "oh I played that THIS year?" for a few of them

  14. it's just another endless monday...

    1. A 1970 Corvette
    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      LAST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE

  15. Merry last hours of Christmas.

  16. where were you when e3 dies?

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    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      e3 died so SPUF could live

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      i was sat at home playing bulit hel game when news site pop up

      "e3 is kill"

      "no"

    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Planning to not go this year but maybe next year for the 16th year in a row.

  17. We're not done yet!

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    2. Moby

      Moby

      Oh, so it wasn't my provider after all.

    3. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      My provider crapped out at the same time that SPUF went down so I was also confused.

    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

      Don't forget, you're here forever.

  18. BREAKING - GTA 6 CONFIRMED to have the WORST soundtrack in the series - "Holy shit," said Sam Houser, "I'm so sorry."

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    2. Moby

      Moby

      So basically the same as GTA 5 with the 7 rap/hip-hop radios and the 5 techno/electro radios but only one classic rock radio.

    3. TheOnlyGuyEver

      TheOnlyGuyEver

      This is the news I come here for

    4. General DeGroot

      General DeGroot

      Was anyone surprised that Normie Game: The Video Game has zero good music?

  19. Let's all remember the only man to walk into parliament with honorable intentions.

    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Now that I look at it here that link does look pretty shady...

    2. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      These kinds of links are the ones I get sent by users who clearly looked into their junk folders SOLELY to find things to report, ignoring that OUR TOOLS PUT THOSE IN JUNK AUTOMATICALLY SO YOU DON'T NEED TO REPORT THEM WE KNOW THEY'RE BAD LINKS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    3. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      My psychosis aside that's a great game

  20. Is Moby the Duck a reference to Moby Dick?

     

    If so, am I retarded for taking this long to notice?

    1. Moby

      Moby

      Yes. At first it was just "Moby Duck" when I began using the nickname on my first Ragnarok Online character.

       

      Specifically, the idea came from this episode of Fairly Odd Parents with Tom Sawyer where he changes the "i" in Moby Dick to an "u".

      image.png.3da9ed0bb824b5861bb8c469605ee4b3.png

       

      Conclusion: Very yes.

  21. I swear you can find Blue's Traveller's "Four" in every single used record store in the world, and it used to be played all the time, but the songs on it have gotten pretty obscure now.

  22. ALWAYS I WANNA BE WITH YOU

    AND MAKE BELIEVE WITH YOU AND LIVE HARMONY HARMONY DOGE LORD

    1. Gyokuyoutama

      Gyokuyoutama

      IT CAN'T BE SEEN BUT THERE'S BLOOD ON THE GREEN

      ONLY GOD KNOWS I'M INNOCENT, TAKE ME, TAKE ME HOME

      A DARK SEED REIGNS IN ME, THE STORM RULES OVER THE SEA

      I CHALLENGE THEE, DO NOT CROSS THIS BRIDGE ALONE!

  23. If I needed to explain to someone what the 00's era internet was like, I would link them to this ZZT World:

     

    https://museumofzzt.com/file/view/9elation/

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