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How many of you use anime to cope with depression?

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How many of you use anime to cope with depression?
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NHK wasn't a coping mechanism for me. It actually helped me. I was amazed.
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I have no life of my own, my personality is fucking horrible, and I have no willpower to change, so experiencing the brief glimpses of anime characters' lives is the way I keep reasonably sane and well-adjusted.
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>>133774513
I cope with depression by avoiding interactions. I cope with the resulting boredom by watching anime. So indirectly, I guess?
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>>133774592
It made me worse, I can´t help myself, and there is no sweet girl giving me that little boost.
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>>133774513
When I'm not watching anime the only thing I can think of is killing myself, so yeah I guess.
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>>133775046
When I'm not watching anime I'm thinking of anime.
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Fuck off

>>>/r9k/
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>>133774513
I watch slice-of-life anime to calm myself down before exams. Works a treat.
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>>133775125
When I'm not watching anime I'm thinking about how much of a disappointment humanity is. You don't know shit about depression.
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>>133774513
Anime helped exacerbate my depression, because I realized I will never be happy.
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No one here is talking about anime. Just normalfag failures blogging about who is the biggest loser.

MODS
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>>133774855
>Misaki
>sweet
You're a masochist, I bet you would say the same thing if she cheated on you with another guy and made you suck the cum out of her vagina.
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>>133774513
It just amplifies it anon, it just amplifies it.
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>>133775346

>vagoo felching

Go on...
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>>133775346
>masochist
The comic Misaki is the least canon.
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>>133775421
Why did my phone delete "chinese" before comics?
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>>133775327
>depressed failures watching anime
>normalfags
Blogshit goes to trash, though, yeah.
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>>133774513
Nope. Still want to kill myself. 99% of anime is trash anyways.
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>>133775346
>if she cheated on you with another guy and made you suck the cum out of her vagina

This is my fetish and there is no porn of it.
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>inttrusive thoughts won't stop even if watch
Just erase me from this world already
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>>133774513
I act artificial and "extraverted" to hide my powerlevel. In this sense anime has helped me quite a bit.
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>>133775500
Oh yes there is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXcwYgoGR0E&t=11m18s
The whole scene isn't on youtube obviously.
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>>133775583
http://exhentai.org/g/611100/cca34aa1e7/?p=2

I don't see anything in here which suggests what you are suggesting
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>>133775880
It's not in the CG but it's described in detail in the game.
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>>133774513
Anime makes me depressive.
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>>133774513
Define "depression".
Literally, anime is my life, wake up, go work, come back home, watch anime, sleep, repeat. Without anime I won't have a reason to live.
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>>133776355
I'm pretty sure you'd just get another hobby. At least I would, and I'm in the same boat.
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>>133774513
Other than NGE and /a/'s annual Haruhi viewing which I use for seasonal depression, I find that discovering new shows helps a whole lot with bouts of depression. The only problem is it gets harder and harder as time goes on because you've seen everything.
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>>133776355
I get so fucked bored if the only thing I do is watch anime.

I have to mix in other things like video games and movies and figures too.
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>>133774513
Still waiting for the next anime in vain with this masterpiece.
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I'm not depressed.
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Bad anime can make me depressed, so no.
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Yeah. I do. Non Non Biyori and Yuru Yuri always cheer me up though
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>>133776406
But I like this hobby, and starting a new one, I don't know, it just doesn't feel right.

>>133776446
Of course I do other things, but everything would be meaningless without anime.
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>>133775046
that makes no sense. how can dying be a hassle when you can sudoku so easily. it should be the othher way around. i dont want to die but living is such a hassle
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Do any of you actually have depression or are you just self diagnosed, much like those so called autists?
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I wouldn't say I use it to cope, but reading my favorite manga or watching a hype episode helps me on tough days.
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>Finish an anime
>Just makes me sadder
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western shows is just kuck porn, feminist agendas and glamorizing mentally ill drama mongering over and over again.

it's a sad state of affairs when chinese cartoons are less shitty
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>>133777239
>Underaged edge faggot spotted
You think you dying would be just that? Fuck no, you will burden your family by shame, you will burden the landlord by shitting up his apartment, making it less desirable, you will waste our tax payers money, having government worker to lift your shitty landwhale body, you have to take up graveyard space. Is a lot of hassle kid.
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>>133774513
sometimes
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I'm here for you fags. You can use my shoulder
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>>133774513
Escapism.
It literally makes me forget everything that's causing me shit in life for 22 minutes.
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>>133774513
>Watch anime with qt3.14 girl.
>Main character scores

>... tfw no gf
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>>133780463
Everytime man, everyfucking time
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>>133774513
It's a nice way to pass the time, too bad it doesn't do much to help with depression.

>>133774848
>avoiding interactions
this
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>>133777761
>Go deep in the forest
>Kill self

Well?
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I just use anime to give me something to do on my free time .
Other wise I wouldn't really have any other kind of hobby to fall back on.
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>>133780771
They will still spend time looking for you faggot
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>>133781105
>Suicidal
>Giving a shit about anything

Pick one
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I used to have a great social life and now anime is one of the few thing I have left to look forward to. It helps me forget and escape from the world were a TLDR list of crap out of my control has gone wrong.
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Anime already solved my depression problem so I'm only watching it for fun now.
Or maybe that depression problem was just a phase, I don't know.
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>>133774513

it was the entire reason I started to watch anime, started with K-on and then came along Spice and wolf which completely HEALED me. Then it just became a hobby
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>>133774513
It doesn't and I'm too much of a pussy to kill myself.
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It actually made me depressed after watching it when I thought I had a great life.

Seems like I was in denial about being a NEET and after the show forced down my throat that it's a bad thing, depression came like the wind.
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I use anime to escape the fact that no one outside my family cares about me and to also hide from the ugliness of people.

seriously humans are fucking scary.
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>>133774513
I translate manga to cope with depression. I do it for free, and I try not to attention whore or do the stupid shit some egomaniacs do, but watching people react to each released chapter and thank me is great. It gives me the sense of accomplishment I'm lacking IRL.
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>>133774513
I watch anime to relieve stress. I just got a job today so I will watch more anime.
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>that second ED
This show was so great, and honestly it made me depressed when I watched it. I watched it after the summer of my sophmore year and it was when I realised that I was pretty much a NEET save I was in school.
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>>133782235
Lol go out more, not every human is a judgemental shallow kardashian or radical ISIS terrorist
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Compared to most of the /a/ I'm living a good life.
I have a great job with biztrips all over the world, I have a girlfriend and even a few old friends.

Yet still, I have never experienced level of enjoyment I get from anime from IRL.
Guess my certified asper is showing, oh well.
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>>133782368
Good for you man. Your hobby is improving the quality of life for others, like myself. Not many people can say that
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>>133783264
Are you me?? But i agree, most of the people on his board are so far out that i end up feeling better about myself
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does MC marry Misaki and walk her home gently?
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>>133775582
be like hayama, pretend to be a total chad because the real you is incapable of happiness and wants to kill himself.
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>>133775351
Sato is probably the biggest faggot in the history of anime. Hes still a kissless virgin too
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God damn this thread is depressing. Is there anyone here who is well adjusted and isn't a depressed faggot who uses anime to cope?
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>>133784181
>well adjusted
No, but I'm not depressed. I'm just emotionally unstable and autistic
Anime is a nice escape.
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>>133784181
>Is there anyone here who is well adjusted and isn't a depressed faggot who uses anime to cope?
I'm sure there are, but they aren't posting ITT for a very obvious reason.
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>>133784139
No Sato has normalfag traits he's attractive and even skilled writting, hell faggot could go outside normally after 1st fucking episode and being a wagekek, what the fuck? Yamazaki was better loser but they ruined him too
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The only thing that ended up helping me cure my depression was 80mg of Prozac.

Interestingly, my taste in anime changed as well.
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>>133784678
normal fag? He was a pussy who got keked by the girl he liked, also had many chances to improve himself but kept fucking himself over then had a mental breakdown on Misaki for no reason. Wtf is your definition for a normalfag?
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>>133784139
>Hes still a kissless virgin too
He fucked senpai in high school tho
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>>133777761
You'd probably save society more money in the long run by dying earlier. It's the same with smokers.
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Cute girls make me happy.
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>>133774513
I love misato <3
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>>133777761
Yeah, you're not suicidal.

Everything we do in life affects others in some shape way or form. There's no way to kill yourself without impacting someone else unless you are the last person on earth.

Either make peace with that fact, or don't.

Write up a nice note, leave a huge tip, and ask for your body to be burned.
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>>133785749
What changed?
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>>133781549
>That image
You should probably just kill yourself.
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>>133774513
I probably have depression. Wanting to kill myself for a number of years, but not doing so because I don't want to make my family sad counts as some form of depression, yeah?

I mean, I already have an out planned. If anything happened to my immediate family, I'd be getting a shotgun to do the deed as soon as humanly possible.


Oh right, the question. Anime is one of the things that helps me ignore reality, and continue working. I do this with masturbating, and video games too.

/blog
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>>133786439
Standards definitely went down.
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>>133774513

>>133774513
I have severe treatment-resistant depression so no. Meds don't work either.

In 5-10 years time I hope to be dead.
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>>133785769
Both Misaki and Senpai showed interested for him he didn't that's a chad trait, also he wasn't cuked he almost had sex with senpai, Yamazaki was pretty nice to him,there's also the running out of food and getting a job like nothing the fuck? the show was already far from a realistic Hikikomori show but it went to normalfag propaganda shit, he would have kill himself or failed miserably.Chaos;Head main character would have been a much better example for an Hikki show
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>>133786751
Didn't anybody teach how to use commas anon?
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>>133786852
you always caught my shitty grammar posts meh I dont care
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>>133786751
The story is that of a hikki that recovered. The author was a hikki himself and wrote this book after he recovered. So in a way, Sato is a self-insert of the author.
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>>133787014
>After the author recovered

Didn't he relapse into his hikki ways?
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>>133787078
Well, he did start to write again in 2010. So maybe he recovered again and will relapse once again sometime in the future.
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>>133787078
Yup.

"Several years have passed since I wrote, "I still will do my best after this."
I have not done my best. Proof of that is in the fact that I haven't written
a single new story. I've been reduced to a NEET, living as a parasite on
the royalties from this book."
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All I do with my life is work. I have nothing but anime as a form of escapism, because unlike Western media, it has positive messages to deliver. All western entertainment does is make me feel even more shitty, since it's littered with soulless narcissism, cynicism, societal decay, hedonism, etc.
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>>133787237
>since it's littered with soulless narcissism, cynicism, societal decay, hedonism, etc.
Maybe you shouldn't use Mr. Robot to generalize all Western media.
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most losers here do
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>>133787284
Don't get me wrong, I like some western movies, but most of them are from the 80s an 90s. It feels like everything went downhill circa 2000.
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>>133787014
I wish NHK wasn't as inconsistent and since we mix manga and anime stories it gets even worse
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>>133787284
When was the last time you saw something with a meaningful, happy message in western media?
No that anime much better.
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>>133787187
>the book that he wrote to get out of the hikki life brought him back into the hikki life

It's like pottery.
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>>133786751
>but it went to normalfag propaganda shit,
You're a fucking retard. Takimono was a hikikomori himself, so are you going to tell me that every neet/hiki is going to act exactly like you? It's driven by mental illness, which is something that treats different people differently. I'm sure much of the series and Sato's feelings are very much so influenced by the authors personal experiences wrestling with all of this.
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>>133774513
Anime is the thing that makes me depressed. The more I watch, the sadder I feel. I took a years break from it to do other stuff, but now that I'm back it's exactly the same as I was. It just reminds of the times that I've had and the time I have so little left of to come.

It's a fucking trap, I swear. You start out just watching one series, then you move on to another, and before you know it you're downloading seasons by the terabyte. But then you have to watch all of those series, and that takes a lot of time, time which you don't have, so slowly accumulate more and more stuff because you can't bear to part with it or miss out on anything. Eventually, you start wading through it again, but at the cost of doing other stuff that you like. Then that stuff builds up, and you have to deal with it, but then the anime builds up, which you then have to deal with.

Send fucking help, please.
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Lately I just been watching anime and thinking "Is this it?"

I can't even pay attention to anything going on in it anymore. I just stare at the screen and wish I could change one thing about my life, but I have no idea what I even want to change if I could.
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>>133774513
i dont use it to cope, i just so happend to be suicidal and love anime tiddies
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>>133787521
That's no excuse for all the inconsistencies maybe it wasn't even his fault hopelesness doesn't sell
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>>133787580
I figured this was going "Anime makes me depressed because I'll never have these cute girls or these fun lives" not...where you went with it.
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>>133774513
Misaki is a filthy slut
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>>133787629
prove that youre suicidal.
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>>133786977
>CATCH my shitty grammar

Ftfy

Inb4 go back to leddit
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>>133787580
Sounds like ocd to me man. If I dont likr a series, i dont feel obligated to finish it
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>>133788135
stop making me paranoid anon, I see you everywhere
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>diagnosed with depression and possibly add
>biggest breakthrough in sessions came from me talking about my favorite anime
i feel like such a fucking meme
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>>133787734
Well, the 'fun life' stuff gets to me occasionally because it reminds me of how all my friends have girlfriends or full time jobs or live overseas now, so I don't get to hang out with them nearly as much as I once did. On the other hand, the thing that really does eat away at me is that I want to do all sorts of awesome things, including watching moe shit, but there's only so much you can fit into one life. Such is the vicious circle.

>>133788162
The bigger problem is that I like everything too much.
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>>133774779
you should be sent to an asylum, mate
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>>133777761
living also does all of that too you fuck
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Anime is one of the few things in life I find enjoyable and capable of feeling positive emotions besides drugs, then yes, I use it against depression.

Like a bandaid on a gaping festering flesh wound.
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>>133784181
i don't like anime
i'm not depressed and i love my life
i only read manga, can't stand anime for some reason
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>>133786596
Did the standards go down, or do you just not dwell on bad things?
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A otaku cant kill themselves because if they do, they will miss the next chapter/episode coming out
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>>133783264
fuck off normie you are a piece of shit
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>>133786751
>chad
Ok, seriously, depression is one thing r9k is a whole other thing filled with bitterness, spite, loathing and hate.

>>133774513
NGE helped me, a lot.
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>>133774513
everytime I rewatch the Tsubasa arc when Im depressive
almost everyday
and it dosent even get boring
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NHK is truly is masterpiece
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>>133783256
that's not what I meant nigga.

I eavesdrop into people's conversation unintentionally and they will talk shit about each other behind their backs and pretend they get along whenever they are face to face with whoever they don't get along, even "friends" do this shit to one another.

moral of the story, keep your life locked away from everyone.
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What was the point of creating an off-topic board if you're just never going to use it, Mods?
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>>133774513
My sadness has gradually turned to apathy so I am not depressed or anything, chinese cartoons are just a pleasent way to kill some time that's all senpai.
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>>133774513
Watching anime tends to emotionally drain me and leave me feeling depressed. It's not helping me cope.
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Anime is just what I use to keep myself preoccupied so I don't think too much about things that I should probably be thinking about. I never knew what escapism was but I suppose this is a form of escapism.

Who cares though. Stop with this meta shit I just wanna talk about anime and manga..
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>>133795666
>Stop with this meta shit I just wanna talk about anime and manga.

Satan, you will listen to us bitching about life and you will enjoy it.
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I don't want to face reality or think too deeply about things because when I do, I realize I'm beyond help. I use anime as an distraction.
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>>133774513
1
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>>133796093
2
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>>133795666
>Anime and real life is mutual exclusive
Yes because anime is so far out there based on fantasy that reality can not be applied, don´t be dumb.
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>>133774513
I use it. Makes me forget about most of my problems for a short ammount of time.
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>>133774513
I do, then I realize I will never be as pretty or beautiful as them and get depressed again.

Sames for JRPGs or anything really.
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>>133791387
This. I remember being incredibly depressed when I started getting into animu but at some point or another I just started to enjoy everything I watched and now I'm here. At some point I was considering suicide a few times but I really don't want to miss out on all the new animu/mango/LN/VN that will come out the next season and the one after that and so on.

I'm not sad but I can't really say I'm happy either. I can't really tell if I feel anything anymore but at the very least I think it's better than being a sad cunt all the time.
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>>133774513
I've done everything to be the "best" person I can be. On the outside I guess I would appear to be successful in life, but inside I'm still just a fucking neet with no friends. NHK made me even more depressed because I have every opportunity that the mc didn't have, yet no one has or will ever save me like he was saved.
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