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  1. 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


      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:




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



      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




    1. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Thanks. We still on for Friday?

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

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    2. 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


      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


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



  4. 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


      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


      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


      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.

  5. 9/33, never forget.

  6. 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.

  7. Merry last hours of Christmas.

  8. 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


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

      "e3 is kill"


    4. Idiot Cube

      Idiot Cube

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

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

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


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

    1. 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".



      Conclusion: Very yes.

  11. 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.

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



  13. If you watch this video ten times in a row you can almost believe that old SPUF still exists.



    1. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      I recently went out of my way to find the skyward sword saxton hale cutscene edit where he's falling after Link and that channel is like a portal back to 2011 SPUF as well

    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

  14. I was fiddling around with an old mp3 player of my brother's that he had left at my parents years ago.  All the buttons on the outside are busted, but I thought maybe I could get it working.  I couldn't get it to play music, but I did get into the file structure and saw names that both resembled my humor far more than his and referenced stuff that he wouldn't have been interested in (like Big O and Aura Battler Dunbine.)


    I hooked it up to my computer and apparently I used it as a makeshift external hard drive backup of my first personal computer.  In addition to a gig of the first music I downloaded from the internet, there were also about 60 books in .txt format, lots of various school assignments, some old java programs I made, and Hello! style archives of the very first forum I was active on.  I only vaguely remember making the decision to transfer this stuff over to the mp3 player, and as far as I remember I never transferred them to any other device before now.

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    2. Raison d'être

      Raison d'être

      Sweet, free mp3 player!

    3. Gyokuyoutama


      Now it's pretty much only an external harddrive.  Most buttons on the mp3 player are broken, including the play button and most of the navigation buttons.  (Notably once you go into a folder the only way to go back is to reboot the whole system.)  It has a remote that might work, though the battery in it is almost certainly dead.


      On another note I had ignored it for a while since when you boot it up you get random garbage characters so I had assumed the hard drive was fried.  Turns out that these are just music files from the Dunbine soundtrack that had Japanese names that the display wasn't set up to show properly.

    4. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      My car has a USB port that you can put a flash drive with music files on and it will play them, and unfortunately it just cannot handle japanese characters which is extremely unfortunate for my love live mixtape

  15. Pros and cons of becoming known as "that guy who still watches VHS tapes":


    Pros: People will randomly give you free VHS tapes.


    Cons: People will randomly give you free VHS tapes.

    1. A 1970 Corvette

      A 1970 Corvette

      Hey I have a stack of religious kids' programming on VHS, I'm sure you want all of it right?

    2. Gyokuyoutama


      Honestly I find that stuff less annoying than "hey, here's a copy of Back to the Future that I've watched fifty times."


      At least weird religious kids' programming is unlikely to be available on DVD or bluray.