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Heres a question for the oldfags. I'm almost graduating

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Heres a question for the oldfags. I'm almost graduating college and I'm scared that I won't be able to connect with the school/slice of life anime anymore once I finish being a student.

Do you find yourself not able to get attached to the glorious middle/high school waifus once you're not a student anymore?
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It depends how busy you are after graduating.
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>>116392508
Not your blog.
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Wizard here. It depends on the person but I still enjoy SoL and Highschool settings.
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>>116392508

Do you have a daughteru? If not, you will soon.
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>>116392508
32 y/o here

I really enjoy high school anime because it reminds me of happier times. Being a working adult sucks really hard. Its literally work all day, all week, and then get drunk.
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>>116392886
why are you even in this thread
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>>116392962
Be an NEET
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>>116392508

I'm 34. School days anime hit me even harder now than they did when I was young. The older you understand the significance and emotion behind things.

Remember first and foremost school days anime are made by adults trying to recreate the magic of their childhoods or create a magical childhood they never had.

If anything only as an adult can really understand school days anime and what the creator was attempting to convey.
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I doubt you'd be able to connect afterwards since you'll never experience that kind of environment again. And once the realization hits you, you'll be swept under an enormous wave of depression as you seem to be fond of that sort of life. Still, you can watch to remember fun times and good memories.
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The fuck you're talking about?
My school life was absolute horseshit. There's nothing to feel disconnected with.
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>>116393264
College is already nothing like HS anime.

No college student should complain about it.
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>>116393410

Watch Tatami Galaxy. There was a rose colored HS life you could have had that you closed your heart and mind to. You chose unhappiness.
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I'm 19 and my life is over
My waifu is now 5 years younger than me though we were at the same age when I fell in love
No idea how you can still feel emotions after high school
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>>116393731

My waifu is 16 or 4 years younger then me depending on how you look at it. I still manage.
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>>116393731
You haven't even lived life yet kid. Come back after you've worked a real job (making 60k+ with real responsibilities and mental baggage that you take home every night) for 10 years while paying bills and saving for retirement. That's what really makes you realize there's nothing more to life.
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>>116393820
Can't wait :^)
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>>116393820

>doing that
>ever

Wow. You really did not plan well or have some odd goals in life.
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>>116393412
From what I've seen, people in college are generally more involved in a social life as their sense of self matures. The structure may not be very similar to high school but it's the same concept. There's no sense of absolute finality and ending when you graduate high school but there is when you graduate from college.

Personally though I think it's a chore and I wish I could be a NEET again. Meeting half-talented people, holding half-interesting conversations, pouring money and your youth down the drain telling yourself it's for the best, it's all just horribly depressing to me. Worst of all I'm sure it only goes downhill from here.
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You're all faggots who will never accomplish anything.

Some of you can actually get sick of treating anime like a job and make the change for the better.

Others will continue to treat their backlog like their full time job. Some of you even have the audacity to laugh at those who don't. Are you really so proud of being experienced in this medium?

Does it require any skill to sit through another generic show?
Should you really be proud of wasting your life away on an anime that's about a bunch of hot girls falling for one guy because he's "nice"?
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>>116393731

My waifu is down 13 years younger than me. When I met her, she was only 3-4 years younger.

Wonder if I'll eventually see her more as a daughteru than a waifu. Does that happen?
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>>116393911
>>>/r9k/
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>>116394068

>2014
>still having a backlog

How?
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>>116394068
I've already accepted that. I'm just going to kill myself once nothing interests me any more. I'm not proud of anything, and I don't get how I am supposed to waste something that was worthless in the first place.
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This thread is horrible. /a/ is truly dead
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>>116394119
>not having your waifu age with you
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>>116394138
Refer to the fact that many people here watch anime because of a cute side character.

Many modern anime have hot girls. Fuck, ugly girls in anime are the 1%.
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>>116394178

Like you wouldn't prefer a forever-16 waifu
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>>116394068
It still churns my stomach when I see people saying SAO is the best anime ever but I wonder, what have they done instead with the time I've spent watching more, better series and gaining knowledge of the medium? Have they used it more productively? Could it be that they're happier than me?

A few years ago I would have ridiculed you, but now I don't know anymore.
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>>116393069
This so much.
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>>116394119
How horrifying.
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>>116394144
That's just an excuse.

People that say that they're already worthless are just addicted to their sorrow.

Why not change? You're not the most talented person in the planet. Somewhere out there, there is somebody that is better looking, smarter and more athletic than you'll ever be.

But should that stop you from reaching your potential?

Fuck, you can still have a waifu and watch some fun SoL anime. But changing is something that you must do. Failed at school? Okay. Learn something. Anything.

Think you don't have talent? Many people don't. Learn some skills.

Try learning some entrepreneurship skills and start lifting.

Read some books on shit like The Millionaire Fastlane or Your First 100 million.
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>>116392508
It makes you nostalgiac.
Graduation episodes are the worst fucking shit because they make me cry bitch tears
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>>116393412
Actual HS is nothing like HS anime either. That's why this thread is dumb. You don't need to be in the same circumstances as the characters in a show in order to enjoy it.
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>>116394416
This. Highschool is probably best moment of my life.
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>>116394551
Me too.
I was so much more carefree then.
Everyone thought I was the funniest guy, and I was well liked. Not necessarily popular, probably not even respected, but at least I was noticed.

A 3D girl once even kissed me
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>>116394372
>addicted to their sorrow

Sadly, that's how most people are. Usually after college. You pretty much laid it out. Between bills and responsibilities, I wonder how people can live like that. Paycheck to paycheck, barely making ends meets and whatnot.

Things can change, but like you said, it's that addiction that really screws people over. Humans crave consistency, even in misery.
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>>116392508
Yes. My favorite shit this semester is Kimi Uso and i'm 22.
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>>116394372
Do what the guy who wrote Welcome to the NHK did. Write a bestseller, and then live off the royalties as a neet. You can say that you did something, without working too hard.
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I don't really feel bad because my high school was nothing like glorious "School festival/ class field trip/ summer vacation in the middle of the fucking year" Nippon school
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>>116392508
Getting old hasn't affected my enjoyment of school anime.
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I just want to be a mecha pilot MC. Literally the dream life.
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>>116393069
>Remember first and foremost school days anime are made by adults trying to recreate the magic of their childhoods or create a magical childhood they never had.
Yes, pretty much.
33 y/o here
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I'm 26. The only thing that stops me from watching SoL or HS anime is when it's blatantly retarded or just plain uninteresting because there are 5 going on in the same season. I'd even go so far as to say I watch them in spite of the fact that they are set in high school because most people's high school life, myself included, was utter shit. Some people will pretend there was something great just because they had a bunch of horny energy or opportunity but I find nothing to be nostalgic about anymore
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>>116394372
I'm not sad, I don't have a terrible life. I just don't want to live anymore. I know thats hard to understand, but I don't care about anything anymore. I feel no desire for wealth, fame, or love.
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>>116395203
>Apathy is our end
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The best SoL is CGDCT or at the very least something where the main cast is all female. As an adult male, I have no real life experience of their daily lives and I can still connect with the characters and the show on multiple levels.

Certain highschool SoL shows with mixed casts and romcom/harem elements are too cliche filled to enjoy thoroughly, but sometimes there's a unique offering (like monogatari).
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Another wizard here. I enjoy almost fucking everything, most anime will have a school setting so I take that for granted already, anything else is a plus.

I like girls any age, if I like how they're written their design, etc. I just like them. I don't give a shit about social paradigmas.
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>>116395400
>GUST 2011
God damn. And I still don't have a PS3.
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>>116393053

Literally crosses my mind every single day.
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>be 19
>be me
>realize my waifu will never be real
>tfw
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Why haven't you made a Tulpa of your waifu so she can be real anon?
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>>116394119
>13 years younger than me
Early 2000's waifu? Who?
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>>116395400
>I like girls any age, if I like how they're written their design, etc. I just like them. I don't give a shit about social paradigmas.

Good man. Discrimination based on age is the worst.
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>>116396389
>discrimination based on age is the worst.

Yet, you have to be 18 to post on 4chan.
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It doesn't really bother me. What bothers me is that I'm now older than characters I used to think were old and grown up, yet i'm still going nowhere significant with my life.
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>>116392508
I'm in law school and still watch them just fine. I'd just say you will become a bit more discerning as a result of not having add much free time to waste on bad SOL's
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Despite being out of college, I enjoy high school slice of life anime as it allows me to view another way in which I could have spent that time. It allows me to vicariously experience another's experience.
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The further I am away from HS, the more I'll switch to seinen manga, probably. I'm not sure. I already can't really relate to certain HS anime anymore, cute girls doing cute things is fine, as is shounen, as are "hurr mature" shit.
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>>116394068
You know that you don't have to be a huge loser to watch a lot of anime, right?

Though I'm on my best way to becoming one anway due to unrelated reasons to anime.
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Among all the shit I watch/read, I still like these kind of things.

Most of them are very simple and cute, so it's a good way to turn of your brain and relax after working like a nigger.
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>>116393069
>>116394911
I'll just go cry myself to sleep.
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>>116392508
its more about not being a naive teenager anymore

that's going to happen even if you keep studying your whole life

eventually you stop giving a shit about cookie cutter characters and awful dialogue
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It's all fiction in the end. Your enjoyment depends entirely on your personal taste and ability to suspend your belief. I doubt that unless you can personally relate to shows that take place in a school setting, which I have a very hard time believing, that you'll enjoy them any less.
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It can be interesting from time to time, but it gets repetitive seeing the same settings over and over. I don't really watch pure SOL, though - never did - and although I wish there were more series starring older characters it can still be nice to see the ridiculous high school clubs animu characters will form.

Besides coming of age stories are everywhere in every medium, even if anime overdoes it a bit. Once you're an adult you'll have fewer stories aimed at people your age whatever you're into.
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I don't need to connect with anything for me to enjoy a show. It enhance my enjoyment, but doesn't take away from it.
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Hits you more when you're older.

I'm a wizard
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You can still sort of empathize with characters the same as before. You will steadily stop liking certain character archetypes and cliches though.

I notice quite a few scenes that are ruined because of life experience, but they only really show up in braindead shows.
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29 yo here. Only half a year before becoming a wizard. After so much time, your enjoyment of anime changes a lot. Sometimes it's like an obligation to watch anime each season and other times it's your only joy in life.

Same goes for sols, sometimes they remind me of better days and cheer me up and other times times they bring me back memories of long lost days and get me depressed. Overall, it's still my favorite genere, even thought I sometimes watch serious anime to change the pace. The only problem of course is that, as you grow up, watching cartoons of highly sexualized young girls becomes a secret you must protect with your own life.
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>>116393911
lol get over it fags. I'm 30 and work full time and I still watch anime and love life. None of those things are objectively bad, you just need to change your attitude. If you feel like shit, then stop. It's just a choice. Also to answer your question OP I still enjoy HS anime, as I enjoy many other types of anime. Do you think I can't enjoy Mushishi because i'm not a mushi myself and don't live in ancient Japan?
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>>116398790
*a mushishi, forgot a shi
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>>116393911
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>>116394126
>>116398790
>>116398835
>this is what /a/ has become
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>>116398951
>/a/ isn't full of depressives
>actually being upset by this
Fuck of masochist.
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>>116399157
you must be new here
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Yeah kind of but it makes you feel old and miss your youth.
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>>116399157
New as in, like 5 years new. Let's be honest, /a/ has been complete shit for a long time, and moot is doing everything he can to destroy what we love.
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>>116398951
Has become? As opposed to what? You're either pretending to have been here for a while or have some serious nostalgia glasses on.
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>>116399677
I meant to quote >>116399613
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>not devoting your life to the advancement of computer science in order to create a waifu.
Might not get done in my lifetime, but at my death bed I'll know the research I did in stochastic methods will help some lonely /a/non meet his waifu at 22 instead of 32.
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>>116399871
Somehow I managed to convince myself that that was my life's goal and ended up in grad school, the entire thing seems ridiculous now, but at least there are a lot of ML jobs out there.
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>>116392508
>Do you find yourself not able to get attached to the glorious middle/high school waifus once you're not a student anymore?
No.

But I'm a manchild who hasn't really matured since graduating high school.
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>>116400044
Just finish the PhD, that's what I ended up deciding on doing. I just take 3 thesis credits a semester and do nothing else. I think for maybe 4 hours a week and spend the rest of my time watching anime and lazing around. The university pays me 25k a year to do this. God bless the higher education system and fellowships.
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The scene in Honey and Clover where the blonde is talking to the art professor about life still hurts.
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>>116400230
Do you ever feel like you should be using your brains on something other than cartoons about loli panties?
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>>116393069
I feel you, I missed all the fun times in high-school with a bunch of my friends, all with different interests but we all just seem to group together.

I'm in my last year of University, and right now barely any of my old friends are around, they've all gone to different places, chasing different goals.

There's always this underlying sense of sadness whenever I watch high school animes, it's constantly reminding me that fun times don't last forever and I get depressed over this again and again.
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>>116393607
>implying all the MC's ideal rose colored college life did not turn to shit
And thats the fucking reality, is it not obvious enough for you, /a/non?
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>>116400397
You create different fun times once you get older though. Can't get stuck in your childhood.
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>>116392508
Real college life isn't shit like anime, you can't connect to it.
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>>116395203
You feel like a husk of your former self, and just don't want to deal with shit anymore.

You simply don't give a fuck.

But, there's probably something out there that can reignite your desire for things - you just don't know
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>>116400332
Honey and Clover was great.


>>116400337
Yes, but the effort to reward ratio isn't worth it. No one cares about anything unless it can make them money (i.e. not research).
don't forget christmas cake pantsu too, it's also a very important topic.
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>>116395203
The thing that annoys me about people like you is that all you do is whine and you never change anything. If you truly don't care then kill yourself. The world have enough people who do care. And if you don't want to actually die then quit your whining.
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>>116400658
What's your field anyway?
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>>116400564
I think I worded this badly
I was saying real life college isn't anything like anime, not that anime college life is shit. That'd be the opposite.
Everything is nice in cartoons
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>>116392508
Going to be a wizard soon.
I grew up with mecha and action anime, now I dont even watch or like them anymore.
I subsist on back ground porn, chill out So and comedy like NNB, Gochuumon, Tesabu, Minami-ke and etc. Anime always try too hard and fail.
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>>116400701
Formal methods in computer science. specifically using stochastic methods to create systems guaranteed (statistically) to learn to do things a certain way.
Essentially a very specific kind of formal verification of Machine learning.

I'm pretty much trying to create a system that is guaranteed to learn to act a certain way. This is the first step to simulated intelligence.

If anyone is curious: waifu's are more than 15 years off with the current computation power/methods we have
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>>116400562
Of course, life goes on and shit happens.

It's just nostalgia and the feeling that you know you'll never experience again.

But it really does feel like there's nothing to look forward to anymore - even with an elite degree and ample job experience, I've never found the fire that I once harboured. Life is getting pretty boring.
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>>116392508

I don't get it. Why does it matter what stage of life you're in? Perhaps you wont like anime anymore, perhaps you will. Just wait and see, you can't change it anyway.
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>>116400857
Then you better step on it and stop wasting all your time on animu. We could all be living the dream here. Do it for the greater good.
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>>116392508
reminds me that i only made friends in high school by blind chance and gives me flash backs to every single little thing I fucked up and gave me long last personality scars

also reminds me of my crippling inability to connect with people on anything more than a passing social level, hence why I will probably become a wizard
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>>116395203
How do people feel when you're about to commit suicide?
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Get an imaginary girlfriend your own age you creeps.
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very interesting thread
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the best part of slice of life shows is you keep getting oldered but they keep staying the same.
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I don't have any friends, I self insert MC and pretend they are my friends
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Semi related question.
Do you have time to watch/ read after graduating college and getting a job?
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>>116409173
Yes. I work full time. Train in Muay Thai read books watch anime and other things but I'm not going to list them all and I still have some time left over.
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>>116393607
Not him, but isn't that about college?
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>Sentiment of a physician I'm 25, a doctor, live in shit country.
Work from 6 am. - 10 pm,
My ward shift are 5 days a week, treating idiots.
the other remaining days I teach at a community college from 6 am - 2 pm, teaching idiots.
At the end of the day I'm too tired to do anything.
Force myself to get some work done, go back on things I've studied, and it's almost time for me to go to sleep.
I can't watch anime in public, can't read manga/comics in public.
Can go through a few pages of LNs before someone start asking questions about "this book" I'm reading.
Barely managed to get 2-3 hours to myself each day,
spend it surfing the web, going through a few sad panda galleries, watching an episode or two, reading a chapter from a manga.
The paying is good, can't deny that.
But I don't have the time or motivation to make use of it.
Barely fap now days, each day I feel as if my old self is dying and there is nothing I can do about it.
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>>116409173
Definitely not as much but it's like the little time you have is spend so much better.
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>>116410265
What's wrong with reading your manga/comic in public? If you have it in digital format, then if someone peeks over you can give him the piss off look. If it's hard copy, just put a blank cover over it.
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>>116410265
Where are you from?
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>>116410414
You don't have much experience in socialising do you? Anyone who isn't viewed as a complete dick and is friendly with people can't get away with any of that.
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>>116410414
Appearances to hold ana
Anime is considered a children thing here.
Actually just reading anything will get you weird glares.
>>116410453
Iraq
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>>116410974
*anon
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>>116393053
how can one become a NEET? i dont have a family to pay shit for me. i need to work.
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>>116410974
No beheading for posessing anime? How big is the animu fanbase there?
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>>116411212
support your local leftist party and fight for basic income
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