Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.
Legit one of the worst tripfags to grace this site.
>and gay men
good old 2010, I remember coming to /a/ and asking them what I should do with my life, I've watched anime dropped out of highschool then and was wondering why I shouldnt kill myself, I will never forget you magnificient bastards from that thread, every single one of you. Never change /a/ I will always love you guys
Cover Shimion will always be my favorite photoshop meme.
I remember the thread when someone made that Azusa in the oven image that's a banner now. Probably one of the funniest images I've ever seen on this site. His expression is too fucking perfect.
I'm here since 2010, too old to be a new newfag, but way to young to have known /a/ in it's glory days.
>YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO
>BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FISH
fuck you I lost my tenshinhan image when I had to format
Signs of a a Niwaka Otaku (the worst type otaku, who wants to be an Otaku, but fails.):
thinks K-ON! and Angel Beats are fun anime
Recommend to people Bakemonogatari and K-ON!
try to hind your powerlevel
take anime seriously
Love Madoka and K-on!
Care about BD sales
Have only seen Eva Rebuild, never finished the TV series
The people who love K-ON last year, and now into Madoka
KyoAni fanbase niwaka 100%
SHAFT fanbase niwaka 70%
fav VN studio : key, AKABEi and Nitro+
Did this crap ever have a proper name? I always called it slut money.
>there are still daily waha morning threads on 2chan
The first 3 episodes were A+ material, with superb storytelling and direction, but then Itagaki and Okada joined and everything went to hell.
Thankfully the original director returned for the last episode, delivering a satisfying end to the anime.
A boy falls in love with the economy
unable to invest he is gifted with a deus ex machina with the stock trends for the next 2 years, never minding the strange numbers he immediately invests, and is overjoyed to find out he had a net gain of 200% through one company.
Daily reminder that many anons have died and live on with us in their memes.
Nice thread, anons.
Here, have one premium Grinbitch for your efforts.
shooping stuff has simply fallen out of favor in general.
Viral Marketing is a proven technique, anons.
2006 was such a great year.
I don't think the term GAR has been uttered since 2009, though MANIME seems to crop up every once and a while
I can't believe the ride is almost over.
>only two weeks
I liked this a lot more than Keit-ai desu.
For one, there was no annoying copy-pasta to go with it, people would just make up their own shit every time it was posted and it was always different.
God thats a dead meme right there. Everyone was so passionate about it at one point, and then once we're all satisfied with the results, its never posted anymore. I think this is the first time I've seen the /a/ University image in like three or four years
I'm pretty convinced the guy will use -x Days to start threads after the promised day since what else will everyone flock to for translations and stuff. Though the actual day will be pretty crazy.
What you have to lie that cant be three to four years old!
Where does the time go?
Since there are some oldfags here, does anyone have that Death Note edit where "everything was just an elaborate prank"?
Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but it felt like Chen died for several years before having a huge resurgence in the last year or two.
Fuck, I remember that, it was great. I'll check my folders.
>tfw you realize a large majority won't get this
>Never organized image folders since three or four years ago
>Never saved the dozens of good memes from when I first started browsing
>All those memories, lost
I'm still pretty shit at organizing, but at least I have a handful of goof stuff thats recent. Theres probably an Ika Musume meme that I forgot about.
Remember when we had to wait for subs? Sometimes more than a week if it was around college finals time?
>Select all images with a BUS.
I had a major hardware failure back around 2014 and lost everything save for a couple archived episodes of madoka and fucking dragon crisis.
All that history spanning back to 2005 just went up in smoke. 9 fucking years of my life on this site collecting memories and OC and reaction images and it was all gone just like that.
I'm the same. I somewhat envy the anons who autistically archive all their shit and thus can call up anything easily.
Remember when episodes took twice as long because there's a new OP/ED they need to translate and make karaoke subs for? Remember them getting songs wrong all the time? Remember total guesssubs?
I got here just after Mai-Hime ended, I'll always wish I had come here a little earlier and been able to experience it with /a/.
I think the first speed increase came with people getting closed-captioned raws, and then again once we got subrips from places like Crunchyroll, etc.
That's why you back your old shit up, anon.
I remember waiting months between each episode of Akagi subbed by Triad. Back then when mahjong was this strange thing full of weird concepts. Nowadays any mahjong anime gets subbed instantly.
Also, translated doujins were rare as fuck.
These are truly good times. A shame the community has gotten worse.
I'm pretty convinced we started getting quick subs only days after it'd air around 2010 or 2011. I remember waiting months for some Zetsubou-sensei episodes, and thats 2009 at the very latest
>That's why you back your old shit up, anon.
I had backups, and most of my shit was spread over several HDDs just because most of them were pre-2010 and storage space was smaller back then. I had them all plugged in at once because I was in the process of reorganizing and backing up the end of the current season when the power supply failed, surged and fried my whole rig, including every single drive.
It was about 2000 dollars worth of computer hardware that all went up in smoke at once due to a lemon power supply that was less than a year old.
I can't wait for this episode, it's going to be epic as fuck.
/a/ took a major nosedive after Katawa Shoujo's release, but in hindsight oldest /a/ wasn't much better. If everyone started posting like pre-2008, you'd think you were on reddit meme board with a 4chan skin.
2008-2012 /a/ was probably the best, being resistant to everyone joining "their /a/", newfags were singled out and ridiculed into either leaving or learning the proper way to post (read; lurk moar).
Unfortunately this led to new people on the site doing neither of these things and thinking that in order to fit in you have to be extremely angry and aggressive all the time, hence why /a/ is in the state it is now.
I posted this in threads for the new Utawarerumono anime. Not a single person ever replied.
>you'd think you were on reddit meme board with a 4chan skin.
You have to consider what was acceptable back then. In early 4chan, things like ^_^ or "rofl" weren't the signs of facebook-tier newfag they are now, because only the experienced users used them. They were a sign of oldfaggotry.
Hey I acknowledged you once or twice. I remember towards the tail end some anons and I reminisced about this image back from 2011 or something talking about what we expected and how much we like the first game. Hard to believe I've been waiting for Utaware2mono for five years since this image, and maybe 8 or 9 since I first watched and played it.
>things like ^_^ or "rofl" weren't the signs of facebook-tier newfag
They were signs of a gaia-tier newfag you fucking newfags. Nobody used that shit unironically outside of /b/ without getting a line of blue Anonymous telling them to fuck right back off to wherever they came from.
There's a sad story about how 4chan culture got so big that "secondaries" took it up (without the nuances) and basically ran it into the ground and ruined it for everyone. The saddest part is that it ended up stifiling a lot of people's desire to make OC because they didn't want it stolen/ruined by these outsiders.
I know this makes us sound like huge hipsters, but there's a drop of truth to it.
Do you regret not saving dead memes when you had the chance, /a/?
I don't think anyone has the gif of Bruce killing Rossiu anymore
You can't kill what won't die
>shonen = big 3
are you guys fucking retarded or do you seriously not view things like my hero academia, hunter x hunter and the first 6 parts of jojo as shonen
Yotsuba is also shonen as is SZS
also some of the absolute best classic manga is shonen
The fact that there are still people who equate "shonen" solely with power level fighting view it as something inherently inferior on /a/ shows that this place is full of pretentious shitheads and general opinons here should not be taken seriously. A ton of shonen is written with wide appeal in mind just like shoujo is (but shoujo is more accepted because of the board's trend for pedophile autogynephilia).
There's a bigger knowledgeable minority on /a/ than there is on every other anime site. But still a TON of MAL/ANN tier people.
When the threads started popping up I thought you guys only liked him ironically as a "haha an old man in the mountains talking about anime this is surreal and funny" thing and was deeply disappointed when I realized people were serious
Its amazing how long he's been gone. A good 30% of this board now probably hasn't even heard of him. I never subscribed or watched more then a handful of videos, but from what other anons said and what I've seen he seems like a great fucking guy.
He proved you can still be in your golden years and love anime. Thats all that matters.
>He proved you can still be in your golden years and love anime. Thats all that matters.
I'll admit I was being a mean edgelord with "I'm glad he's dead" but I'm genuinely sad that he gets more attention than actual important industry creators who died. Ken Ishikawa is long dead and people still think Getter Robo is a Go Nagai manga.
Also he was a legit bad critic. He would dismiss great things by just saying "I don't like it" (when a big point of reviews is to explain your subjective opinion in a way that others can understand why you feel teh way they do) then gave Summer Wars a 5/5
For the record I like Summer Wars but yeah
People have been thinking Nagai made Getter Robo since the 70's though
>Mai HiMe mentioned in 2016
I still have folder on my computer with last six episodes that I used to rewatch with bf, we would get shitblasted and lament Shizuru's cockblock.
Man, some good times indeed.
Keit-Ai exists only slightly above copypasta, and even then it's still incredibly stale. The term "flogging a dead horse" is no longer even applicable. It's just sad.
>genuinely sad that he gets more attention than actual important industry
I can understand where you're coming from, but I don't think Grumpy Jii-san ever took the spotlight away from actual industry figures; more that he was an anomaly that made a lot of people feel comfortable with themselves. The whole "too old to be watching kid's cartoons" mentality has always been a thing so Grumpy Jii-san was something that people could hold onto and feel reassured with; to see someone much older than them (who would generally be out of touch) enjoying the same things they did. Whether his reviews were legitimate or not as >>143464359 said is in my opinion irrelevant as he was always more than just an anime reviewer.
I remember a few GaoGaiGar joke posts about requesting the deploy and anons saying fuck off back to /r/, and then someone on /r/ would post the same stuff and get the OK from Taiga.
Damn, now that I think of it, I should really rewatch GaoGaiGar
Also if you can find those episodes, I'd be forever grateful.
Eh, times changed, what can you do.
Next year is my 10 year anniversary with this shithole.
I'm 26 and I've been here for eight years. Getting old sucks dick, now I worry about everything.
It upsets me because it's pathetic. At least Sakura Fish is generally contained to one thread. People who post Keit-Ai can't help but spew out the copypasta every time a phone is mentioned or becomes mildly relevant; regardless of the thread or context. Some might even say that since it has spread to places it's not wanted and refuses to die it fits the definition of
He got a good ending anyways and he was projecting his feelings and expectations on her anyways.
Kurosawa became a better person and would be very disappointed to hear that you all never internalized the life lessons he learned.
I started using the site in 2005 but a few years ago I saw some archived threads from 2003 of people mindlessly spouting dead gay memes like "thrust vectoring" without the tiniest bit of creativity or cleverness and then there was ther one guy calling them out on being unfunny meme spouters and they read exactly like a 2016 thread
People who idealize the early days of 4chan and think it was some secret club of internet elites are probably the same people who idealize 2000s Something Awful and think it was ever not a den of moralistic holier-than-thou idiots who were deeply insecure about being dorks and wanted to act like they were above it all
And yes SA was always extremely moralistic even when it was super-edgy and outright bullied people. Even "your poison womb is making heaven too fucking crowded" was morally justified a few paragraphs earlier. I'm saying this as someone who literally grew up on it and used it long before finding out about 4chan.
we are literally oldfags now
I wonder how much shit can I find on my PC from those times.
>now I worry about everything
Why the sudden change?
I'm 26 myself but I've had a shitty life so I had to grow up early on and aging is just another year to me, birthdays another regular ol' day. Not trying to brag or anything, only stating why I'm likely biased.
Hey guys. what is she talking about?
TITS OR GTFO
I'm in same shitty boat as you anon, but honestly fuck everbody else
I actually downloaded and watched a raw the other day for the first time in a long time when the final episode of Netoge no Yome was delayed because Fuckimation had "technical difficulties".
This yellow shitthing was also all over the 4chan back then
I imagine many of you have a folder of these.
not a meme but I found some good art in my old 4chan folder
I lost my old folder from 2006-2009 when my old laptop melted its own harddrive
So much shit I'll never find again
It's weird how advice animals ended up mutating into one of the most popular "mainsteam" memes. Hell, there are people who basically think the work meme means Impact text at the top and bottom of a picture.
I don't even remember why I saved some of this
>There are people who actually enjoy this trash
That is a composite that someone put together of the various ads that person ran. The grape man ran a lot on /a/ and /a/ was not amused, if only because nobody but J-list ever runs ads and it got way over-exposed. (which didn't take much)
I came in at the end of /tg/'s golden period in late 2009, so I'm going to say you didn't miss much. I think things didn't lose the spirit of being anonymous image boards until the widespread advent of generals.
Fuck /vg/ for making those things acceptable.
These were really site-wide memes, and almost all of them were dead by the date of this image.
What passed as humorous back then was remarkable.
I used to be around when people posted smear or multiple frames in QUALITY threads and not one person called it out. It was fucking horrifyingly bad.
ADTRW was a typical shitty anime forum with colossal Naruto threads but extremely pretentious and holier than thou. SA has always been cancerous in that regard.
(Just to clarify: ignore the filename. I'm not dubsposting. I'm just posting an image.)
Even shitposts had a degree of creativity back then, as opposed to today's catchphrase spouting. Horrifyingly bad is what started after you learned about 4chan, and it's getting worse.
So much of this shit is "you had to be there" tier.
Will 2016 become the year Mai HiME returns with more late subs and the return of
>Even shitposts had a degree of creativity back then, as opposed to today's catchphrase spouting.
I looked at archived threads from 2003 and they were literally just the most uncreative kind of catchphrase spouting imaginable, absolutely devoid of the slightest bit of wit. I'd link them but Desustorage is down and I don't have them bookmarked.
There was no "golden age" of 4chan. From the get-go this site was linked on the absolute anuses of the internet. It was linked in a popular thread on some utterly cancerous anime forum I posted to lurk at age 12 THE DAY IT CAME ONLINE.
Someone made a thread about these but it was made obvious that either no one cares enough to make these, has enough knowledge and humor to make it not shitty and lastly, can use an image editing software worth a dick
It's really not that the distribution of quality has changed, is that the quantity has increased and that's caused negative effects.
You can drop basically any bait you please in a thread and some retard and/or troll will bite.
Moderation is overworked because the moderation team hasn't grown to keep pace with the userbase.
The increased post volume means people have greater need to pick and choose what they read, so you get isolated sub-communities.
The greater post volume means that what should have been outliers, includng blatant newfaggotry, gets seen as accepted because they see others doing the same thing.
Basically the real appeal of /a/ is that it attracts a HUGE group of people and that if you make a good enough OP you can attract only the actually-good and interesting posters to post in a thread. 4chan is not and never has been a place where the average user has a particularly high level of intelligence.