>no Keit-Ai spam back in the day
I WANT TO GO BACK
>a large portion of /a/'s current userbase has actually never heard of this website before
Speaking of dead websites, the hell happened to this place?
>tfw I couldnt find a bigger file
>tfw my first 2D faps
I also currently use batoto for the majority of the shit I read. Fight me faggot. I only download when batoto doesn't have it or I really like the manga and want to archive it.
First manga I've ever read from the onemanga, first manga hosting website I've ever visited.
>First 2D fap wasn't even hentai, just lewd outfits.
This page and Bondage Fairies (Is that what they were called?) fucked my shit up good.
>tfw I bought all Banzai magazines and fapped to DNA²
>Hunter × Hunter
>One Piece – Rogue Town
>One Piece Red
>Hikaru no Go (Hikaru No Go)
>Neko Majin Z
Remember, we nearly ended up just like Turnpike, Fringe, Academy et. al.
You kids may not have been around back then, but we were THIS CLOSE to a world without 4chan,
anyone still has those mango pages with huge-ass watermarks that's telling you to stop reading from mangafox? And then batoto happened.
THE A-TEAM. Can't find their pages with huge "FUCK YOU MANGAFOX" watermarks.
Damn, made me remember back in 2005, going to kaze no uta midi house to get some midis to use as ringtones for my old motorola C650 because those where the only ones that didn't eat up all the 1536kb shared memory.
>tfw dont even care about getting a gf but still worried about the inevitable awkwardness when you finally get a gf and she finds out you are virgin
>Start thinking about old sites
>Check expecting it to be dead
>It's still alive somehow
Nostalgia trip right here, it's where I got most of my faps back before boorus were as big as they are now.
It just suddenly vanished one day. This is why:
Kinda glad the site died, though. It was barely active anymore and with it, half the embarrassing shit I wrote over a decade ago as a teenager vanished.
>That shit hasn't been cool on here for ages.
I both glad that they are gone but also kinda miss ronery threads.
anyone remember wurmknight's
for years that was my number one stop to get hentai,
even when I discovered torrents wurmknights was the only way for me to find some really old and obscure h titles.
>star rating system
I miss the autism about this.
Why Onemanga is killed but Mangafox still able to survive?
>Bakunyuu Baka might as well be dead
>Not a single post since October
>Almost all of the images I grew up on are corrupted
>Outgrew my big tit and lactation fetish
Shit man, I getting a little teary eyed.
>newfags will never understand what "put sage in all fields" mean
>or what sage does
>He never had to struggle and hide his pirated videotapes of anime and porn or exchange them with his friends
>yfw our admin is the newfag in town
Please tell me someone remembers Color Wars.
I remember the retarded ways I tried to muffled that fucking thing so I could access when my parents weren't looking, I remember taking a whole fucking night to download KH Chain of Memories and it was also what originally brought me to this place.
Speaking of which WHAT MADE YOU COME HERE YOU FAGGOTS? WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL MUMMY CURSE THAT BOUND YOU TO THIS PLACE?
Back then we were all 14 year olds. Even our fucking admin. Now we grew up, 4chan grew up, our admin grew up and sold us after being practically absent and disconnected for years. And now we're the old fucks that get angry at the sight of feels, xD, lol, :D or any other kind of emoticon that we used to spam like retards back then. That retarded frog annoys me so much.
WHY didn't I get onto that Razzberry Heaven shit from SA, like, 3 months earlier.
I accidentally saw "Best of 4chan" videos in Youtube and got curious. Thought I was a bad motherfucker for coming in here, that every time I finished my browsing session I would always clear this site off of my history.
>graduated high school in 2003
>discovered 4chan during uni (officially oldfag)
>now, a hair's breadth away from 30 with a wife and kids
>still posting on 4chan
How the FUCK did this place infect its way into my bone marrow in the way it has.
>WHAT MADE YOU COME HERE YOU FAGGOTS?
Code Geass. I don't even remember what exactly about it or whether someone linked me to a thread here. It was when the first season was still airing or right after it finished from what I remember.
>Like setting and characters
>Watch completely guttered anime
>Remember manga, be hyped to see more chapters
>It got axed
Fuck, Abuto was a great mc. Had goals, bitches and wasn't a beta.
Some anime direct connect hub. I don't think it was Raspberry Heaven though maybe it was, it's been so long I can barely remember.
In any case I can remember when the site was still 4chan.net and had to shift to .org. At the time I figured it wouldn't survive but look where we are now. Damn time does fly.
over 10 years ago it was a great idea to have manga uploaded online on one place.
Before that it was hard to follow multiple series. After that copycats and the like completely killed the good will against online readers.
>WHAT MADE YOU COME HERE YOU FAGGOTS?
saw articles about all the pedos on 4chan and came with the express purpose of raging against them
10 years later and loli manga makes a large bulk of my fapping material
funny how things turn out.
I'll whip your ass boy. Get off my lawn. It's 7 pm and I need to go to sleep.
The original Habbo Hotel raid.
Us, Something Awful, the original Encyclopedia Dramatica, YTMND, 7chan (I think) all got in on it too.
Everyone dates leaderless internet activism as starting at the Scientology raids, but this was its true birthplace. Those radis just kinda happened, and if it weren't for their success, Chanology would never have been a thing.
One minute, Epic Fail Guy is an obscure internet meme and the next Guy Fawkes masks are on the cover of Time.
Fucking fascinating how things turn out, you know?
>WHAT MADE YOU COME HERE YOU FAGGOTS? WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL MUMMY CURSE THAT BOUND YOU TO THIS PLACE?
I just got into anime and I was in search for anime girl, uh, art in 2006 or 2007. Proper search engines didn't exist back then and I then remembered a friend browsing /c/ in 2004. The rest is history.
I used to go on deviantART back in the day for RP chatrooms because puberty and a girl I know told me about this Fortune website with the anime boobs and lesbian anime girls forum.
13 year old mindwas ravaged and I've now been here for 12 fucking years.
WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE TO ME? I GOT EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL BECAUSE OF YOU! WHAT HAPPENED TO MY LIFE! I NEVER ASKED FOR THIS!
A friend of mine always spoke about /a/ and to me it became a synonym of the best place to discuss anime, so I immediately came here when I started getting into it. I was wrong, but I'm still here after these years.
Finding that our admin was the same age as us and not Mexican was fucking strange.
Dialup was such fucking bullshit. You could only stay on for a few minutes at a time, barely enough to load a few pages, before some chucklefuck starts yelling at you because they want to use the phone.
I didn't yell at you when you monopolized the line for several hours talking to your girlfriend, Jerry. Don't fucking start shit with me because I want to look up Pokemon Gold/Silver rumors. I mean, did you SEE this Pikablu?
>People who were born after 9/11 will soon be voting age.
Yes, all the time.
It's so fucking STRANGE to think that, in the days of Arab Springs and hastag activism, that raiding an internet forum with afro'd niggers then matching through the streets to troll scilons was the FIRST EVER example of online activism successfully making the leap to real life.
It was us, anon. Us.
It's fucking strange.
>the same people who grew up with "safespace colleges"
>Keit-Ai would have found a way
Keit-ai is not a really new thing, mind you not very old either. I don't know why it blew up recently, maybe other boards found it or something but it's been around for 6 years at least.
The good ol days of Onemanga and (Anime/Drama)crazy. Where does the time go? Good luck Dark Umagon, wherever you be.
This has never been more true. I though it was just a joke we told ourselves when we saw that we spend 5 years or less in here and still stuck here.
Now its going to be 10 years on 4chan and I have never left. I have NEVER had a site last so much for me, no forum, no social media, no anything, not even girlfriends.
>my juniors in school could be fully fledged porn stars since years ago
I was looking for memes. I heard this is where they all come from.
To be honest I have never been on /b/ for more than a few minutes each year and most of the time where when moot would get drunk and decide to fuck up some boards. The last time I went to /b/ was when Moot did Giggapuddy, which now I don't even remember what year it was.
Oh fuck you, now the song is stuck in my head again.
Are you me?
Someone on the VG Cats forums linked here for something, and that's when I found the hentai board. As a 13 year old, finding a site where I could view an endless bounty of porn without having to worry about viruses( short of suspect links) was the best and worst thing to happen to me.
Then I found 1chan, the Overchan, iichan, kochan, and 6chan. Watched as 420chan formed and 7chan split off to do their things.
Where did all the time go?
I am looking info now and that shit happen over 5 years ago? What the fuck? I though it was 2 years at most. Damn no wonder I have been stuck in this place forever. 4Chan completely distorts reality and time perception.
I literally first heard of 4chan in 2005 when I was a 15 year old kid happily playing World of Warcraft and like half the server was raving on about how epic /b/ is.
That's why I just can't take people who talk about how 4chan used to be an obscure, small site seriously. Maybe when it was first founded, but by 2005 it was pretty much already the frontpage of the internet, the site literally all the cool kids went to. And this was quite some time before Chanology happened, if I remember my timeline correctly. If anything, 4chan was more mainstream in 2005-2008 period than it is right now in 2016. Back then everyone either went to 4chan or was too afraid to go to 4chan. Today, 4chan is about as relevant as SA, since the only people who still care about the site are weebs, frogposters and stormfags.
No wonder moot left.
>In Anime & Manga IRL outside /a/
Older than Originalfag
I used to be buyfag at first, but since i discovered that online scanlation released faster than licenced copy in my country; (around middle school) i didn't bother to brought one anymore.
And my favorite site is
I have rediscovered my "4chan Threads" folder.
Time to share.
I don't even remember how I ended up here.
God, how did we find this funny back in the day?
StopTazmo was a "movement" for people to boycott NarutoFans that was basically charging for people to read online manga series of shit scanlator always did for free (in the good sense and not in the /v/ sense).
So people released pages on their released that basically say "STOPTAZMO" and don't pay for shit you should be getting for free and the like.
I think this started back in 2006-2007 but I could be remembering wrong.
>place was so deserted that "combos" were a thing
being popular does kill things, hipster are right to think so.
We were no different than the kids now laughing at their memes. I think the only real difference is that back in "our day" 4chan had a lot of people that "acted retarded for the lulz" instead of just retards that act retarded because they are retarded. That created an environment where OC was far more rampant than now.
>Nope, only the people that left grew up. Lets be realistic here.
Well, I can't deny you there.
My friend has a nice job with a huge pay but his marriage his going horribly and his girl almost crazy (she was fine but dived into the whole 3rd wave feminism thingy), the girl I had a crush on on in highschool is now a fat fuck with 3 kids, my sister has 2 kids with 2 different guys and both of them fucking hate her guts and I'm here, living alone in an apartment with a shitty job good enough to let me keep my lifestyle and still virgin.
Fuck I love my life.
You're not trying to convince me here I hope you realize how insecure you're coming over.
Even if they failed, they tried. It's better to live the experience of having tried than regretting never doing so.
I remember reading about how 4chan was a really obscure deep web site for hackers and criminals in one huehue magazine I used to get monthly.
The guy spent a whole month trying to integrate and understand /b/ and got called a faggot a lot. I still have it, reading it nowadays is always entertaining.
But what really brought me here were the
9gag raids.I started coming to /b/ everyday even if I didn't like it. It was amusing somehow and I just couldn't let it go.
This site sure is cursed.
>YOU KNOW THE ONE
>dates back to 07
Some things are just timeless.
I think that we (Americans and Europe) are going to become the new Japan. Meaning that people will start to completely avoid relationships because they have become such a burden to our sanity that people will see that living the life without those compromise to be far more rewarding.
Not just manga. Anime too. That why in the past you get "This is fan translation. If you buy this you get ripped"
I came to stoptazmo in 2005. I remember 2006 we School Rumble community pushed hard Eri in Saimoe. Even made own website just for Eri campaign.
>most views at 28 million
>a fucking Myspace movie
We sure did. Just goes to show there are barely any oldfags left. Back then, it was #Lurk, mangatraders, or stoptazmo; anybody who read manga online from trashy sites like onemanga or mangafox who resized and watermarked scans was told to go back to Gaia or Narutoforums.
It was around 2007. I was just browsing anime in google then I got directed here. I went in blind because 4chan isn't that well known in my country and I've been using internet only for a year.
You know the rest.
Well I am talking mostly about the people that already are on America and Europe. I am not counting "immigrants" that will be pushed really hard to try to avoid the deflation that has been happening in Japan over the last 30 years.
is it bad that even though i have a full time job i still go here, like a clockwork? Every time i open my browser i just unknowingly open this site unconsciously without a reason.
I used to be infatuated with shinkis, while googling for pictures this place appeared, I may still have the original pics from 2006 somewhere.
Also I was just initiated into type-moon stuff by some ps2 game that came that year, Melty Blood act cadenza and I saw this place posted pictures of tsukihime all the time, I decided to stay and I'm still here.
/a/'s catalog is the homepage of my browser.
You ever go to not4chan, before it blew up? God, I remember Skullochan posting some Jim/Aisha porn there long ago. What a time to be alive.
I want to say its death was related to that Anontalk autist setting up shop there and posting cp, but I can't say for sure.
What's it like being a buzzard that shows up to the carcass long after it was picked clean?
>>137050174 Is right.
The rare time I go out to see my friend he tell me how he regret marrying her, that he can't divorce because she would take half of his things which would literally ruin him and make him loose his job.
My sister fucking HATE me, like seriously she hate me because I didn't ruin my life like her.
Saw this image on narutofanforums.
Asked for the source
Ended up here when all the drama about episode 4 of Gurren Lagann was going down.
I have no idea why the hell I still come here. /a/ is pretty fucking boring these days
Try to survive with 16 and 28kb/s and then tell me about suffering.
Saw a bunch of snaps of some threads, figured this place had a good sense of humor. Stayed for the select few things that interested me.
I got half of my album listens from /mu/.
If ever /jp/ gets uppity, just remind them of this.
Yes, I used to read a lot of mangas and doujinshi on Youtube during my autistic youth. Even I liked some background sounds and downloaded videos to "read" them in my Motorola E8.
How do these words make you feel?
>that time some Japanese-based anons invaded 2chan while /a/ was freaking out about SEXHAIR and the Amagami airing
I miss that argie, she made the site better with all the rage she got by just posting somewhere. The fact that we all became Taiga or Lanced Jack was one of the most fun moments on /a/ in years only topped by MDGeist sticky shitstorm.
The Internet Hate Machine. It's the title of my upcoming biopic about the life of Christopher Poole. It's gonna be composed by Trent Reznor, and it'll get all the Oscar nominations, and three wins, including Best Picture.
I actually really liked 40%.
Fuck the rest of them
You kids don't even remember the Lucky Star spam.
It was worse than DESU.
It was was than /co/ pre-/mlp/.
It was worse than HITLER.
Actually I think there is a lot of merit on 4chan. 4chan went COMPLETELY against the norm of the evolution of the Internet 2.0. By giving voice to people in an anonymous way. While the internet was evolving first into "online personas" and then into "your real name on the internet" 4chan decided to focus on something different.
I think that is the only reason I am still here while I completely abandoned all other forms of forums or shit even social media. And currently we are seeing the problems of having your name and last name and address always available online, a lot of the "cyber bullying" currently happening wasn't possible before without some serious effort by some people to find out where you are from, now is just a quick look up of your facebook page and link it with your post or other online personas.
Someone has to set fire to the 4chan servers
We over-used the word 'Epic' back in the day.
this was before it was over-used though.
A former friend of mine from steam told me to look at his "RNG fapping via FAKKU" thread he made.
Apparently you're suppose to fap to whatever doujins/tanks you got from your post ID in FAKKU.
I'm not sure if any of you remember that or not but after that, I decided to lurk on /a/ over anime forums.
There's literally nothing wrong with reading manga online assuming it's not watermarked and resized.
Unlike with streaming anime it's just a 2MB image which can be loaded instantly assuming you're not in some hellhole.
That said I do download when reading in bulks/starting new series, but who the hell has time to waste to download a measly 16 pages?
Kinda. I mean what made them spam the shit out of Lucky star? To me it felt like they just pick something popular and started to spam the shit out of the site to provoke anger, like what it happen with Bakemonogatari. Shit it was impossible to discuss the show after Majoi Snail thanks to Gorespammer even though there were moments to laugh with /a/ like SHAFT releasing Nadeko's Snake been basically a powerpoint presentation.
For me it's not really therapy. But it's the more honest place in the internet.
Strip a man from the burden of having to defend a name and from the responsibility of responding in the future of what he said now, and you'll have mostly the truth, without hypocrisy.
At the same time it feels so fucking good being able to express your own opinions without worrying that they are going to come bite you back.
It's so comfy being able to express your opinion without fearing that you'll disgust someone because of what you like.
Where else could I discuss, let's say, Kodomo no Jikan.
Where else would you find honest critique to your photography made by people that don't fear to come out as assholes and making a bad name.
4chan is the most interesting social experiment there is, and it's the only place where I feel I can talk honestly and having honest conversations without worries.
Actually I agree. What is worrying is that over the years people have completely forgot that social media doesn't work like that at all. And you see horror stories almost every day how people talk shit of their bosses on their fucking facebook page or say something politically incorrect on Twitter and then get flamed to dead.
Hey he is right. Lolimod was fucking ridiculous and one of the early showings that moot's new friends or ideals weren't very 4chan friendly.
Yeah, yeah, now I've read more of the thread and:
I've realized there's people that have been here longer.
I've realized that I love this place and it's the closer I can call home, because of the freedom of anonymity, which made me realize that yes, I'll be here forever.
>There was no alternative! I wasn't a fucking retard because I liked it!
Shut the fuck up, manga traders existed, #Lurk existed, and even if you wanted to be a faggot and read manga online, Manga Toshokan also existed.
Onemanga was never acceptable or good in any way.
Found this pic on some website which is probably ebaums world and I thought she was the prettiest girl i've seen so i went and asked the poster where he got the pic which lead me to /b/. I dont remember how I started going to /a/ though.
I remember getting banned for calling them Pork Danger. Fun times there.
And for a second I thought some kind of autoban was still in effect, but no just retards getting mobile ip banned.
Komeiji was indeed very funny.
But hey, the objective of any tripfag who has no reason to use one is attention and some modicum of internet fame, and those that we're talking about long after they stopped showing themselves on /a/ achieved that.
>this level of nostalgia
Suddenly I viddied what I had to do, and what I had wanted to do and that was to do myself in, to snuff it, to blast off forever out of this wicked cruel world. One moment of pain perhaps and then sleep forever and ever and ever.
Back in 2004 my friends on irc were obsessed with /b/ and they were constantly linking to the weird stuff there. It didn't interest me much but a lot of the other boards did, I ended up not posting for like 2 years because I was stupid and didn't want someone responding back telling me my option was stupid or something dumb like that. Like the entire purpose of it being anonymous flew past me.
>tfw when the day you nostalgia over 4chan this much has come
>How did you even managed to do that?
Posted all the usernames and passwords for the school's yearbook editor on /b/.
They called an emergency assembly because it got filled with porn, gore and no doubt worse. In the assembly they said that whoever did it should hand themselves in because the IT department had "traced the computer serial code".
A couple days later they got the police involved and find hundreds of IP addresses from all over the world.
Then three months later the one guy at school who knew I did it handed me in with faked MSN chat logs because I reprimanded him for slapping my girl's ass at the club (no fucking joke).
Shit was hilarious.
/b/ was fun back then. I haven't visited for years now, besides popping in in special circumstances like Halloween this year or Asuka's birthday last year.
What makes me sadder than all this crap being ancient history is that we are literally never allowed by the mods or the userbase to do this stuff anymore.
You used to be able to start off-topic threads and derail on-topic threads and they would organically become a hilarious and ultimately on-topic discussion. Some were even surprisingly enlightening as a result of juxtaposing a completely unrelated concept against an anime topic.
Nowadays it's simply impossible to have cool threads anymore. You have to make an on-topic thread and stick to on-topic discussion. Any attempt otherwise will result in post/thread deletion or pushback from other posters.
At some point, the site's culture changed from being chill and playing along with a joke to see where it would lead (arguably the founding concept of 4chan) to a series of structured discussions where anything out of the norm is shit on and frowned upon.
The site as a whole's lost its spark of creativity and become a place where we just talk about new things instead of coming up with new things to talk about ourselves. Any organic, grassroots content is down at the stem by the mods and the culture. 4chan has gone from being about having fun to literally no fun allowed.
tl;dr why is 4chan so shitty
Some guy I knew from highschool was going on about how "hilarious" 4chan was and he urged me to go on /b/.
I spent about a month on /b/ in awe of the concentrated shit I was looking at until I got bored and noticed there was an anime board.
At that time, I was streaming Code Geass R2 online like the pleb I was, and I peeked in just in time for the giant shitstorm over the bullshit chess move that Schneizel made.
Been here ever since.
Word of mouth, probably a rarity
In a Communications class in high school in the late 2000's that involved everything from photoshop to photography and film there was this older kid not a part of the class who talked about using it like it was some
cool secret club. I think he went on it during school hours and showed it to a couple of others but I didn't really pay too much attention. I and most people thought it was some really disgusting site you'd go to on a dare or something.
My curiosity got peaked and at some point I checked it out. I was surprised at all the different boards and checked some out.
and here we are, sadly. An off-and-on relationship.
The only OC I remember from the last 2-3 years is the Blue Chiyo threads last year as well as a bunch of similar shit that same anon did.
Trying to have fun these days will get you a reddit/MAL redirection.
The tortures of the damned. It will be your own torture. It will torture you to madness.