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Any oldfags here?

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Any oldfags here?
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>>145545557
Yes, but I mostly lurk these days. Nothing has been worth talking about for a couple years except when someone is wrong on the internet and I have to correct them.
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>>145545651
As for metadata, I appear to have saved this image in April 2006 from /b/. I have older somewhere, but I only managed to salvage SOME data from my old computer before putting it on an external.
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MOU IKKAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy_xbXIJ898
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>>>/b/
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>>145545557
>>145545746

So old

So very old...
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Mou Ikkai is not old. Come back when you figure out what Waha is.
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>>145545765
I don't wanna speak for everyone, but I like to think most of us who have been here long enough left /b/ a really, really long time ago.
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>>145545729
Jesus christ. I'd be terrified to see my /b/ folder from 2006.

How many pictures of Rei and Habeeb it could a 16 year old save?
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>>145545808
It's been nine years. That's pretty old.
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>>145545872

Newfag.
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>>145545557
Since ModCat and ModGeist. Am I cool now?
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http://i.4cdn.org/f/SuperWaha.swf
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>>145545831
Fuck yeah Seaking.
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Anyone willing to enlighten a newfag as to what the deal with Mou Ikkai is? I've seen the video before but what's its history with /a/? Was it a meme at some point or something?
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>>145545831
It's not that bad. There's about eight thousand Suigintou pictures in here.
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>>145545557
been here since 2nd year. What am I doing with my life
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>>145545746
If this was made today Sakura would be replaced with Medusa, Rin would be replaced by Medea and Illya would be replaced by either Mordred or Scanth
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Late 2004 here.
12 years of 4chan.
Help me.
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I remember when 4chan was the place we're scared to go to over on go-gaia.

Then I remember seeing this video...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar4WzQ7KHak
...which I think is what got me to check out /b/.

And somehow I started coming to /a/, I can't even remember when that was.
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Has it really been that long?
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>>145545918
Modcat = godcat
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tfw 4chin will never be this great again
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Is this considered old now? I still listen to Sakuranbo.
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About 8 years or so, off and on. Less an oldfag and more an old-bisexual, I guess?
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>>145547774
It's on my favorite playlist that I listen to often as well. It's so catchy.
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Fuck I've been here a decade.
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>>145545629
Newfags get >>>/out/
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Do you remember these memes?
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Why can't we take back control of this place?
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>>145545888
Does that term even mean anything anymore? There are worse things to be than newfag.
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>>145550503
Because all the normalfags are now using the internet too
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Maybe it's delusional but I never saw /a/ as changing that much in the negative compared to other large boards.
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>>145546037
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>>145549485
What happened to /a/?
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>>145551232
It misses the old titles.

Animu&Mango was preety neat
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>>145545707

desu you should probably re-evaluate your priorities.

8 years here.
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>>145549485
>>145551232
>after all these years it's still being posted until we like it
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>>145551295
I liked [a/ too
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>>145550583
>forever a newfag

At least I'm not a Reddit or an NSA.
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Shit I don't even remember when I first started browsing. I guess it would have been the year Halo 3 came out. I always posted on The Flood on B.net until I discovered /b/. Downhill from there I guess.

Any floodians here?
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>>145549485
>Kannagi

I want to go back to a time before the ex-boyfriend.
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>>145551232
Same as the rest of the internet. We all grew up (mentally speaking, regardless of actual age). The post-9/11 boom ended with the recession (2008) and Occupy Wall Street (2010). It's a far grimmer world out there now. I'm glad I saw the tail end of it, but it's not coming back for a long time.
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>>145551744
Well aren't you just Suzie sunshine.
The sad part is you're right
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>>145551744
We're just back to square one with Cold War fears, except this time replace Cold War with terrorism and pinkos with Muslims.
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>>145545972
That fucking junji ito
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Does anyone still have the Hawaiian Guts comics. I still hope for Lightspeed Delivery's return one day.
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>>145551941
Mr. Trump, tear down that wall.
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>>145551941
I wasn't alive then, so I don't know how it was, but I think a big problem with what's happening today is the pervasiveness of real-world messaging. The internet used to be a sort of fantasy playground where there were no rules and no inhibitions, which is why you could get the "lol so random" jokes which occasionally produced enduring memes. Even Pedobear, literally making fun of pedophilia, was a standard meme.

Politics and the economy are literally everywhere now. In a sense, /a/ and /b/ can't escape /pol/, just like how the mainstream media and paid shills are all over sites like reddit.
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I came to /a/ as a freshman in college in the fall of 2005. I started off by watching the original season of Shana with /a/non. It was the first of many series I've enjoyed with you guys. ;_;
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Holy shit. I've actually been here since '06...

What have I been doing with my life.

I still love you fags though.
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>>145545557
2001 here
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>>145545729
I need to fucking start saving my shit. Every fucking year it's the same routine, I either lose my computer or delete my folders out of spite, then a few months later I'm back collecting images.

It sucks to see people using resized versions of images you made while knowing you could fix it all if you had kept the original
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>>145552404
1986 here, kid.
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>>145551232
Cancer metastasized.
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>>145550503
I really doubt we can take back what we lost, the best we can do is to prevent the other boards to be infected as much as /b/ was.
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>>145551744
Thanks for providing another motivation to kill myself.
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Since 2004 my dudes. Losing the v-card really takes the edge off the fact that I'm still here all the fucking time.
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>>145551744
>We all grew up (mentally speaking, regardless of actual age
I've not seen much evidence that the internet as a whole has matured. If anything, it's brought society's maturity level down several notches.
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>>145552919
Fucking this.
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>>145550923
I feel like a lot of the threads have gotten really derivative, but the range of content is about the same.
Better than /tg/, my other frequented board, which has hemorrhaged a lot of its more fun cultural elements.
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My /a/ folder goes back to
Mon, 19 May 2008 08:47:40 GMT

Started browsing in 2007 though.
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>>145552919
Things have gotten worse economically, socially, and politically. The internet back then had a bubble-like quality to it; it was a separate and chaotic world. Nowadays outside events are too threatening to ignore. Sure we're fed even worse crap than we used to get, but now we have to eat it.
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>>145550923
That is a fact. As much as I would love to not have to remind newfags that madoka didn't invent mahou shoujo, I can't deny that /a/ is way better than most of this site nowadays.

Thanks good people were smart enough to avoid anime retro and anime general
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>>145553115
>people were smart enough to avoid anime retro and anime general
We'll soon be walking there.
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>>145552721
It's just that our crossboarding problem is legitimately worrisome. We also barely have a dedicated mod and just tons and tons of janitors.
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>>145550583
I wonder if it counts if the only thing I was here for was drawn pictures of young girls back when I was their age.
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So oldfags,
>What year did you start browsing
>Would you say 4chan has gotten better, worse, or roughly the same?
>Has /a/ gotten better, worse, or roughly the same?
>What do you think is the biggest problem with the board/4chan right now?
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>>145553104
The girl with the blue shirt, she knows.
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>>145553178
>It's just that our crossboarding problem is legitimately worrisome
Crossboarding has always been normal, but now all other boards are cancer
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>>145545831
>How many pictures of Rei and Habeeb it could a 16 year old save?
>Wound up deleting my folder when I was a young teen because my mother found my reicock pictures along with some questionable shit.
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>>145553236
2008
Worse
A bit worse
Normalfags who try to change 4chan into a reddit clone
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>>145545951
It's the Keit-ai of 2007.
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>>145550583
Was here for porn in 2006 and ended up in /b/ during /b/oxxy in 2008. Eventually ended up in /a/ and I've been here since.
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I don't remember when I first got here but I think it must have been either 2009 or 2010. It certainly feels like I've been here for a long time, though.
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>>145553236
>What year did you start browsing
First discovered 4chan in 2005, didn't become a regular until 2006ish. I remember the first anime /a/ got me to torrent was Bleach. It was near the beginning of the Soul Society arc I think.
>Would you say 4chan has gotten better, worse, or roughly the same?
Around 2008 things started getting unbearable. It was pretty damn fun before that.
>Has /a/ gotten better, worse, or roughly the same?
A worse flavour of the same things. The main change is everyone's more critical and focused on pissing eachother off rather than trying to be witty or make someone laugh.
>What do you think is the biggest problem with the board/4chan right now?
There's many, I don't think it can be fixed.
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>>145545557
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>>145552226
>The internet used to be a sort of fantasy playground where there were no rules and no inhibitions

This, so much this.

>Politics and the economy are literally everywhere now. In a sense, /a/ and /b/ can't escape /pol/, just like how the mainstream media and paid shills are all over sites like reddit.

Yeah, fuck the real world infecting the internet.
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>you will never witness how /a/ turned fanime into a thing

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/
sm22239389
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>>145553236
Been here since the very beginning, I have no idea where the time went, but I don't regret it.

I remember there used to be shitload less dumbposting and annoying shitposting memes like EDGY
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>>145552226
I think it helps though that anime has mostly not changed much and has remained foreign. Whenever someone tries to stir identity politics shitposting here it never gets nearly as far as other media boards that can't leave the topic alone.
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>>145553236
2009

/b/ has gotten a lot worse, the rest of it has maybe gotten worse in relative terms, but has probably actually gotten better relative to other places on the internet.

I feel that /a/ got a bit more focused over the years. Not necessarily a bad thing.

4chan is a random bunch of guys from around the world talking about random shit, with a certain bias towards autists. There are so few restraints that most problems are the result of the users, not the site.
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>>145553627
>anime has mostly not changed much

You are so wrong.
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>>145552226
What fucking sucks is that all sides are trying to end us. SJWs are the most notable threat, but both sides wants to "moralize" media.

I think one thing is to post loli Nazis and make Jew jokes, the other is to turn into an actual fascists and say things should be banned for being degenerate.

I don't even know what the fuck I am saying
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>>145553413
I noticed the increase in shitposting, but somehow I totally missed that everyone just isn't that funny anymore.

Maybe because I was never really actively posting from when the site launched and just started really posting this year?
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>>145550583
>you will forever be a newfag
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AISHAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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>>145553413
04fag here, cancer came 08-09 can confirm. People don't even know anonymous wasn't a real thing, moot's gone, it's a bad feel.
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>>145553712
>but somehow I totally missed that everyone just isn't that funny anymore.

Nostalgia glasses, dude.

Try to bear the cringe of 2007 /a/.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2012055
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>>145553846
>cringe before it was a thing
>doesn't think it can be just as cringy in a different way today
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>>145553712
>somehow I totally missed that everyone just isn't that funny anymore

You now realize that 4chan hasn't changed, but you have.
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>>145553869
/a/ was always cringy though.
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>>145545557
yes anon i've been here all summer what?
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What even happened to mondays?
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>>145553886
Pretty sure 4chan posts do not look like these
>>145553846
except maybe in /s4s/
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>>145553846
It's "cringe" in the way that any adult looks back on the things he's said or done when he was 14 as "cringe". Those actions were the result of innocence, naivete, and ignorance, and yet when he was doing those things that he regrets years afterwards, he was happy. We were happy then, but I'm not sure we're as happy now.
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>>145553869
>cringe before it was a thing
>before it was a thing

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cringeworthy

Fucking newfag.
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/a/ has the most oldfags
Everything other board is basically reddit
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>>145553977
>Those actions were the result of innocence, naivete, and ignorance,

Not unlike now where it's a result of cancer, right?
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>>145553846
Shit, I remember those GET times. That doesn't really happen anymore does it?
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>>145554007
No one said this till like 2009 when the cancer hit.
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>>145553459
Yeah, instead we have this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
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Anyone remember that old fan FSN gag comic series? That we all laughed at back when we had a sense of humor?
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>>145553846
Speaking of cringeworthy, anyone remember the Lolidudes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3wcNJQ2Dc
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>>145554007
Also I was here for the original cringe, fucking ebaumsworld so don't even get me started you're the fucking newfag.
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>>145554054
Sure, if we did it today it'd be called cancer. But we didn't call it cancer then, meaning that we've changed.
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>>145554144
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>>145554209
Maximum overcringe
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yes, but /b/, not /a/. and I don't really go there anymore so I sort of started watching more anime and quit saying certain slurs as not to attract more cancer.

>>145545823
>>145550503
>>145552721
>>145553241
these guys have the right idea.
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>>145554180
>But we didn't call it cancer then

Shit by any other name. It's okay when you do it but if people who are the same age as you were ended up doing it, you have a separate set of standards for them?
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>>145553846
>ron paul
>shoop da woop
>gets
>naruto
>dragon ball z

Damn, son.
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>>145554180
Didn't everyone just spam it as "aids" and call it "aids?" Or is my memory shot here.
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>>145554304
I still remember when we used to spam the shit out of Narutu threads
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I have been here on the internet for 1 minute. Now you must all treat me as a fellow oldfag.
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>>145545557
>Any oldfags here?
They killed themselves years ago. We're living in the city they built for us.
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>>145554209
I still think about the nyoro~n comics all the time.
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>>145553846
If this were made today, we'd have references to Donald Trump, semen demons, and Keit-ai.
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>>145554241
See, we used to enjoy stupid nonsensical humor before we started making an active effort to fucking hate it because we're too mature.
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>>145554241
Dude haha cringe!
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>>145553712
>everyone just isn't that funny anymore.

/a/ was never funny. It's literally shit tier in memes, at that.
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Here forever
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>>145554252
Of course. Looking back at the stuff we had, it was cringe and some of it was cancerous. My point is that our tastes as a collective changed with time for various reasons.

>>145554319
Not everything that we didn't call aids wasn't cringe.
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>>145553459
>not posting superior fanime
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>>145545557
Fuck off newfag.
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>>145551232
>there will come a time when Keit-ai will be remembered fondly as a classic meme by /a/
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>>145554563
I do like stealth keit-ais.
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>>145545808
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abHC1vvx30s

I personnally prefer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o78rlRYCf0c
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>>145554563
Considering there are people who look fondly back at Ghost Slide but hates Keit-Ai, yeah, it's all relative.
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One left
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>>145554563
Threadly reminder that Ghost Slide was banned and hated by mods before Keit-ai was even a thing.
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Now to get back to hating everything
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>>145550415
Meximoot is best mod.
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I don't know how you guys have time to browse as much and watch anime, being an adult with responsibilities is a shit show.
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>>145554072
GETS were superseded by dubs, and they are worse in every way.
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I used to be afraid of saving images from 4chan, when I first found about it. Don't ask me why.
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Nobody will ever understand the torment I feel. The torment of an extremely attractive ninja who is lusted after by pretty much every girl he ever met. Mine is indeed a tormented existence, filled with torment. and girls. Girls with their breasts they torment me so.
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>>145554864
Singles when?
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>>145554921
Ask KoG.
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>>145553459
Where's the original? I don't want to watch the AMV version.
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>>145554921
We've had those for ages too, check this five.
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>>145553846
>smileys and emoticons were unironically allowed in 2005 /a/

^_^;
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>>145555006

The internet was a very different place in 2005.
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>>145545802
>>145545557
I watched the video years ago

Still don't get it
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>>145554957
>I made 8, 19 and 24 and possibly 3 not sure.
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>we've been here so long that we unironically miss Accelspammer.
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>>145555036
Watch it one more time.
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>>145555033
Wasn't it for porn, like today?
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>>145554906
You're not alone
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>>145555055
Don't forget gore spammer and wikispammer.
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>>145555036

One more time.
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>>145555055
wew lad
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>>145545557
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>>145549485
still remeber the thread when that image was created, even I put some those images.
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>>145553846
>That low post number

Just makes you realize how much activity there's been. 143555006 posts since.
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>>145555036
Try watching it just one more time.
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>>145555055
Come to think of it, how's Sheldon?
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>>145554155
I can outdo you with this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFKl22j1RY
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>>145555119
when's mahjong
and how was your day thread
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>>145555055
I unironically miss faggots like Yotsuba C.
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>>145555290

/a/ has changed too much for how was your day.
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>>145555055
He did help with the great loli ban of 2011.
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I don't even remember when I started visiting /a/. I just remember being here for a long time before Panty & Stocking.

The shitposting has steadily decreased in quality, that's for sure. Oldfags tried to be funny.

I guess at least we don't get real CP in loli threads anymore
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>>145545557
Been here over a decade. Got the sticky on /b/ the day that Franky Gee (Captain Jack) died. Post was "Oh Captain, My Captain."
>>
>my entire 2006-2011 4chan shit died with my last hard drive
I miss gaia and animesuki being enemies rather than reddit and tumblr
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>>145554864
DUBS shit is around the time I finally noticed the huge decline in quality.
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>>145545557
yes, in both measures of the word..
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>>145554864
KoG ruined everything in my mind. I think he is the reason 4chan became bad.
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>>145555343
What do you do besides post Saber now?
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>>145554994
OMG its teh rei!1!1!!1!1!
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>>145555484
It just changed to being as "meta" as possible really, like if goatse got swallowed by his goatse.
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Is Japanese Internet culture as lame as ours now, or do they still remember to have fun?
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>>145555535
Dubs were by far the stupidest shit to ever effect the board.

What really drove me up the wall were the dubsposters derailing threads with gb2/v/, when /v/ is the place that helped popularise dubs in the first place.

And nobody saw the irony in this.
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>>145554436

This image gave me leukemia
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>>145555733
I remember the rise of dubs posting in /v/ those were some real shitty times. Couldn't post or do anything without seeing it.
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>>145550923
I miss the late night ronery threads, they were comfy.
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>>145555733
Those are nice but check these
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>>145554994
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>>145554436
Australians ruined 4chan.
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>>145555901
What's stopping you from making them?
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>>145553236
2007
Generally speaking worse, there are exceptions across the boards though
/a/ got slightly worse, too many people who just want to shitpost and don't actively contribute
Exposition to normies, media and various governmental agencies caused a flood of anons who basically don't understand the fundamental concepts of this community.

And yet I'm still here with no intention to leave.
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>>145556039
Mods and a self-moderating population who tells you to go back to your blog.
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>>145555732
Japan internet culture is still great, mostly because they skipped the web 2.0 generation and most Japanese people aren't that computer literate due to preferring cellphones. So the uneducated normie masses are kept off their side of the internet, generally.
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>>145556039
The thread will be reported, and everyone will shitpost in them saying that /a/ is not for personal blogging, and then it gets deleted, and OP will earn a ban.
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Jesus FUCK. It's been over ten years since SaiGar Tournaments.
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>>145556090
Remember, /a/ is the best board and has the best mods and the best userbase.
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>>145556039
/a/ is not your blog every two replies and mods deleting the thread.
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>>145556090
>>145556108
>>145556204
/a/ hasn't changed one bit they said
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>>145556201
/a/ truly has a decent self moderation, is a surprise considering the states of other boards on this site.
>>
Lurking since 2006, this is my third post in 10 years. Two other times i was called a fag.
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>>145553236
Late 2004
Worse
Worse, I especially despise the autistic anti-spoonfeeding fad. That shit started on /h/ and no one else cared for it for a long time.
The idea that every new thing has to be the blunder of the century and must be shitposted to death for whatever flimsy ass reasons you can find. This is partially the fault of dedicated trolls, but it's long since people have started imitating that to fit in.
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>>145556262
Fag.
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>>145556262
fag
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>>145556262
I don't believe you've only posted twice before and gee, I wonder what you're aiming for with this one.
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>>145553236
2004
Roughly worse but not unbearable or I'd leave.
Pretty much the same, just more self loathing.
I miss Moot.
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>>145556262
I bet you posted that because you wanted to be called a fag, didn't you?
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>>145555675

Lurk, play Mahjong poorly with /jp/ and t/a/noshii.
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>>145556295
My first post was in a frosted butts thread and i asked what the fuck was it.

The second post was when the surgeon garbage came in.
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>>145556262
I asked a tech question in a fate stay night VN thread about windows vista and people just flamed me and laughed at me. I got 8+ replies and it hurt. I didn't post again until 2008.
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>>145556262
Well, since you asked for it I will give you a "fag"
You can thank me later.
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>>>/v/
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>>145550503
>take back control
4chexit it is

/a/should leave 4chan
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>>145556384
I feel pretty good from reading that.
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>>145556424
Yeah, remember how well that went the last two times that happened?
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>>145556424
This has never worked well for any board.
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>>145556246
To be fair blogshit was getting a bit out of hand even if ronery threads were nice.
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>>145556379
dyke
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>>145556246
You should've known blogshit wasn't allowed around the time the character limit was reduced per post.
>>
>>145556090
>>145556108
>>145556204
Thank fucking God for that, I would have killed myself if /a/ had stayed in that disgusting self-important emo phase.
>>
I wish storytime threads still happened. The increased post timer completely killed them.
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>newfags will never understand what sage is and what it's for
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>>145556600
They do still happen.
>>
>>145556480
8ch didn't even last a year before someone else snagged ownership of it.
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>>145556480
Leaving 4chan hasn't even worked when 4chan died, let alone when fags wanted to secede. Gamerage was a great way to spot the newfags.
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>>145556610
What was the last one you saw?
>>
Polite sage for no content.
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>>145556281
The problem is that all the newfriends are told to lurk more and learn the boardculture.

Then what they see is people being rude to each another, shitposting and criticizing everything, spamming a meme constantly, telling everyone to go back to /v/, /tv/ and other boogeymen-places, telling everyone to lurk moar and being a huge drama queen about every little thing, so it means that this is the correct behavior on /a/, and thus they perpetuate it.

Which means that yes, they are fitting in.
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>>145556618
What happened to hotwheels?
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>>145556657
I'm too busy to actually read any of them nowadays but I assure you there are still storytime threads every now and again. They're slow as shit but they happen.
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>>145556384
Fag
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>>145556605
it's 4chan's downvote, right?
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Only the oldest of oldfags will get what a "lemon" is.
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>>145556711
Huh. Been a while since I used this reaction image.
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>>145556605
I'm a moot apologist, but even I'll never get why he thought removing visible sage was a good idea.
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>>145556686
He moved to some 3rd world shithole to work on it, so I assume he's still doing exactly that.
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>>145556725
I still remember my disappointment when I realised lemons didn't come with pictures.
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>>145556605
>newfags will never understand what noko is
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>>145556725
Holy shit nigga, one of my first anime related faps was there with some Tenchi Muyo fanfic.
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>>145556797
Actually, the new generation is better off in this regard.

Instead of headcanon bullshit and badly written purple prose from big fat virgin weebs, you get smut directly from Japan, the most perverted place on the planet.
>>
boskeletonrp
>>
I promised myself that I wouldn't post on 4chan in 2010s or past the age of 22 since the rest my life was going to be ahead of me.
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>>145556824
Well, at least functionality has greatly improved.

I can't believe I used to be fine with index view. I can't believe I used to browse without an extension.
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Ladies.
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I was here when Mai-HiME was airing.
The shitstorms each episode were above and beyond Code Geass. Spoilers would get you banned.
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>>145556934
I never watched that but the girls were delicious.
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>>145556797
>not fapping with your imagination
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>>145556894
poor, anon.. look at you now
>>
There is a high possibility that this thread will be deleted for being meta-discussion about the current state of 4chan.
>>
My name is John, and I hate every single one of you
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>>145556968
No there isn't.
>>
>>145556934
I couldn't get past the first episode because of the "DEMO ONIICHAN DESU" bitch.

That and dial up made it so that I could only torrent an episode every month.
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>>145556968
Mods usually let these one slide around here.
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>>145557000

My name is Jim, and I love every single one of you. No homo.
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Remember when YouTube wasn't absolute cancer?
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>>145556934
>Waiting days for sub groups to push out a translation of varying accuracy
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>>145556725
Damn, this is more nostalgic than fapping to flash games at Newgrounds. I probably fapped to more Ranma fics than actual art.
>>
>>145557065
>being happy if they subbed an episode before a few new ones aired unsubbed
I don't miss fansub drama though.
>>
>>145557050

Everything becomes cancer when it gets too popular. That's what happened to Youtube, and it's what's happened here. As long as it's a niche site, it gets the niche crowd, who are linked by shared likes and hobbies. Add in a flood of normal people and that exclusivity and shared interest is diluted and the quality of conversation declines as a result.
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>>145557071
>fapping to flash games at Newgrounds
Speaking of which, /co/ was saying you actually have to log in to do that these days. Wonder if there's a way around that.
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>>145557050
>evolution of dance

That takes me back.
>>
>>145553236

2006

Roughly the same

/a/ has gotten worse. I don't care if you guys wanna shit on me for being 'muh sekrit club', but I miss those days. I miss nighttime /a/, sound threads, stream threads, and all the other usual parts of /a/ life.

The biggest problem with /a/ right now is normalfags and casuals
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>>145556725
>Artemis's Lover by Oscar
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>>145557154
>/a/ has gotten worse. I don't care if you guys wanna shit on me for being 'muh sekrit club', but I miss those days. I miss nighttime /a/, sound threads, stream threads, and all the other usual parts of /a/ life.

I miss these.
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>>145546176
Most creative way to fail a class
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>>145556725
Etymology being the "Cream Lemon" hentai.
>>
>>145557154

My favourite time on /a/ was when there was a stream of 'Sailor Moon Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz'. That was one of the most hilarious things I've ever watched, and watching it with /a/ was a lot of fun. It makes me sad I didn't come to /a/ sooner.
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>>145556913
>mfw using the extension for the first time
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>>145557071
>fapping to flash games at Newgrounds
Meet N Fucks games were the shit.
And Kramer quest for Hentai
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>>145557154
They're only doing what they've learned from browsing this site.
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>>145556725
I wish Fuku Fics would catch on in Japan and they'd adapt them into actual anime.

Like Sailor Ranko.
>>
>>145557276
Please god no.
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>>145557287
I can't believe I actually feel nostalgia for this.
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>>145556666
Super Satan confirms.
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>>145557050
now everything is youtubers
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>>145557276
I miss gore and accel spammer. I also remember taiga and lanced jack fondly.
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>>145557154
Sound threads pop up occasionally.
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>>145557050
Remember when he was still male?
>>
sekrit club was never a bad thing. If we never let the riff raff in /a would be better.
>>
>>145557425
What the hell is wrong these days?
>>
>>145557050
Remember when w00t and l33t was still a thing?
>>
COUNTRY ROAAAAAD
TAKE ME HOOOOME
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>>145556711
>>
>>145557312

http://webmshare.com/9WX74

CHAIN OF PLEASURE
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>>145557425
Remember when she was still female?
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>>145556281
>Worse, I especially despise the autistic anti-spoonfeeding fad. That shit started on /h/ and no one else cared for it for a long time.

Glad to see I'm not the only one to notice this.

>/a/ inherits the most caustic aspects of /h/
>shit that should relegated to /e/ or /h/ is openly tolerated here

It still baffles me that giving sauce on something is a capital offense but blatant fetish threads and panda is openly tolerated. Unfortunately there is no turning back at this point because so many people have been conditioned into believing things have always been this way.
>>
>>145557502
Please no.
>>
>>145557513

Why have so many people changed gender in recent years?
>>
People always wanna shit on 'le board culture' but you know what, we had one. Granted, it was immature, asinine, and fucking bent, but it was there.
>>
>>145550923
>people used to actually know how to sage
wake me up
>>
I miss the sidebar.
>>
>>145557583
Frames were a mistake.
>>
>nostalgiafags
The kind of people that bitch and moan about how the past was so much better but make absolutely zero effort to make the present good in its own way.
A worthless existence.
>>
>>145557546
Maybe it's gotten a lot cheaper.
>>
>>145557447
It was never going to remain a sikrit club.
The very moment it hosted porn images and links to torrents and downloads for porn videos, its exposure to everyone on the interwebs was assured.
>>
Generals and raising the reply limits helped kill this board.

If things went back to 150 replies we would all be better off.
>>
>>145557546
As technology advances, gender and appearance become more of a cosmetic than something preset at birth. It's our part of our evolution into an incredibly technologically advanced space-faring species. Once we have cybernetic augmentations and artificial bodies, identity politics are going to dissipate entirely.

This is a good thing, anon, but the middle transitional (heh.) phase between the past and the future is going to feel awkward and stupid.
>>
>>145555156
4chan got overrun by people. It's funny to see tryhard kids pretend that anime is still some secret ultra-nerd thing when it's more popular and accessible than it has ever been.
>>
>>145557647

The bad reputation it had did keep it quiet for a while. I was warned off 4chan a lot, and so didn't come here until 09. I now wish I had come here sooner.
>>
>>145557665
4chan got overrun, sure. The popularity has been reeling back now but we're still stuck with the mess the shitposters left us.
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>>145557299
Why don't I recognize the girl in the back?
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>>145557513
Remember when Spoony was good?
>>
>>145557647
>>145557665

Both are true, but it doesn't mean /a/ had to lose it's identity in the process.
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>>145557647
>>145557697
Welcome to Evil.
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>>145557647
Yes but if we remained hostile to a mindless degree we could have been spared.

>>145557551
I wished the split never happened. /a/ was going in a direction that casual anime fans wouldn't dare touch.
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>>145557743
No.
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>>145557619
Essentially, but reminiscing is nice from time to time.
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Some people like to complain about the "autistic behavior of telling people to fuck off" but it's the "stop trying so hard to fit in" crowd that fuck things up. Maybe if some of you spent just a little time on other boards and looked at their threads you'd realize what the point of telling people to leave was. I get why ignoring bait is good. I don't get why ignoring unironic shitposting is though. Some people genuinely don't want to discuss anything and genuinely only want to shitpost and do nothing but spout memes.
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>>145557755

What would O'Really think of /pol/?
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>>145554209

>unlimited blargh works
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Who here remembers WT Snacks?
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>>145557755
>far-left

Jesus, how times have changed. Now we're overrun with stormfags and unironic naziposters.
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>>145557758
>Yes but if we remained hostile to a mindless degree we could have been spared.
That's not possible anymore since mods start banning people for telling normalfags to leave. They're not interested in keeping 4chan a fun little hang out for people in the know, it's a business and is meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator like any other business.
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>>145557791
Sounds familiar. A tripfag?
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>>145557366
Leafy is Here is like present /b/ incarnate.

Filthy Frank is like 2008 /b/ incarnate.
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>>145556725

i recognize that face in 0.000001 seconds
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>>145557791
bring back snacks!
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Fatefags have always been a cancer upon this board.
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>>145557793
It's amazing how many times I've seen /pol/ argue 4chan was always stormfront-tier.
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>>145557758
>Yes but if we remained hostile to a mindless degree we could have been spared.
Anon, being mindlessly hostile is exactly how everyone is now behaving on /a/.
Being rude on the internet doesn't deter people, it just tells them that it's okay to be rude.
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>>145557791
His YouTube Channel is the saddest thing I've ever seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gsJg2uXw2A
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>>145557287
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>>145557778
>I don't get why ignoring unironic shitposting is though. Some people genuinely don't want to discuss anything and genuinely only want to shitpost and do nothing but spout memes.
Too many children and not enough lurking. The weeaboo meme getting as popular as it did really destroyed this place, newfags don't get that it was never meant to be a term to be embraced unironically. Now we have millions of kids shitposting on Twitter and YouTube with anime avatars trying to feel like they belong to something
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I still can't believe Katawa Shoujo came from here.
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Came to 4chan in 07. Came to /a/ in 09.

Kampfer will always be a classic for me.
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culture needs to adapt as "lurk moar" I simply not happening. Personally I make efforts to share my experience and knowledge re these topics whenever possible. It's not spoon feeding; its trying to combat the rampant idiocy we've welcomed over all these years of pretending.
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>>145557697
>The bad reputation it had did keep it quiet for a while
This, I remember when we were supossed to be le internet hate machine where CP and gore was posted 24/7.
Now is like nobody even remembers 4chan and the media prefers to blame reddit.
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>>145557852
If you repeat a lie to somebody enough, they start to believe it's true.

I used to strongly believe in unrestricted speech/posting but seeing 4chan degrade like this over time has kind of shifted my perspective. How in the world are we supposed to prevent this while still allowing for a reasonable amount of freedom?

Ironic shitposting has transformed into sincere shitposting because we let it slide at first. Now we're paying the price.
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>>145557904
I find it funny how /pol/ got the liberal media to associate anime avatars on twitter with neo-fascist, white supremacy movements.
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Say what you want but I'm just fucking glad all the obnoxious tripfags are dead. As much as I ironically enjoyed stupid motherfuckers like Sheldon, Taiga, Yotsuba, etc. I wouldn't give their autistic spergings the time of day. Thank fucking god /a/ survived that horrible tripfag era and now shit like the IRC boogeymen are now legitimately boogeymen.

And no. They didn't add character to the board. It gave everybody AIDS. AIDS and fucking cancer.

Except for LRD. There's a very distinct feeling of heartwarming disgust knowing that that rabid lunatic is still here shitposting after all these years.
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>>145557949
Reddit is way bigger than 4chan now. It has single digit rankings in Alexa.
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>>145557518
I don't even understand why they're here.
If you want to dump porn there's boards for it, for fuck's sake, it's not even discussion.
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>>145557852
4chan was always politically incorrect. The thing is the "far left" and the far right have kinda swapped places over the last decade.
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>>145557904
>Now we have millions of kids shitposting on Twitter and YouTube with anime avatars trying to feel like they belong to something
The "ironic anime girl with trump hat" twitter guys are cringy as fuck.
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>>145556824
>make post
>click submit
>forget noko
Literally the worst.
>>145557793
>>145557852
To be fair, back then being left didn't mean you were politically correct, so it's obviously easy to see why the site was like that back then and why it flipped. I mean, even back then calling people faggots and niggers was a thing, so for that to still be considered left shows how shit has changed.
>>145557970
That's just underage being underage. Shitposting is really just the modern term for trolling.
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>>145557904
Remember when weaboo meant 'wannabe japanese'?
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>>145558027
It's not much different than the people who compulsively avatarfag on their every shitpost imo
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What was your fondest time on /a/, fellow oldfags?
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>>145557050
I think "Urban Ninja" was the first youtube video I watched around 2005. My older brother's friend showed it to me.
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>newfags will never know the excitement of hitting F5 repeatedly on a thread
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The Old West really has faded away.
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>>145558084
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvsEZakK8x0
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>>145558079
I agree but at least they do it on this site.
Seeing people "greentexting" on youtube, twitter or whatever site that isn't 4hcna is just wrong.
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>>145558084
Between 2006 and the split.

>>145557986
Yeah. I wonder why people are even afraid of /pol/
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>>145558084
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcVGDV67L-g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_rz1bluG_k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLUjMWRCzic
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>>145558002
People want to talk about their fetish with their fellow anons.
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>>145558016
>>145558030
Sure but 4chan was offensive for the sake of it. It was never very political to begin with and just liked to poke fun. The problem is when stormfags took it seriously. And they spread their shit to other boards.
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God, why do I still have this
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>>145558175

Who made these? They look like someone actually set out to animate the entire series on his lonesome. Is the meme that strong?
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>>145558084
That one time where I pretended to be an oldfag.
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Remember when /b/ was good?
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>>145558185
Then do it on /c/, /e/, /h/, /d/ or /jp/ where that shit actually belongs.

/a/ being a faster board shouldn't excuse people from posting inappropriate threads since they'll get more replies here.
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>>145558185
The porn/fetish boards exist for that exact purpose.
Go use them.
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>>145557778

I blame it mostly on the "if I wanted to talk seriously about X I'll go to reddit/tumblr/some forum" mentality.
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>>145558084
The night Katawa Shoujo came out.

I also enjoyed most moments between the demo release and actual release.
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>>145558191
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>>145558260
>please turn into image macro
>image macro

Oh how the times have changed
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>>145557986
Honestly, it's for the better.
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>>145558175
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>>145558205
Funny things used to be funny. Now I have to be ironic to enjoy anything.

>>145558148
I remember when showing any sign that you visit 4chan on any other corner of the web disgusted all. I hate it when I see 4chan meems or green texting elsewhere because only a retard drags 4chan out of 4chan and there was a time when most people here bought into that. I doubt even 1% of 4chan does that now.
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>>145558132
This is incredibly depressing.
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You know /a/ is dead when you get banned for posting the N word.
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>>145557991
Yeah, but only absolute fuckwits use alexa. This reflects well on us.
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>>145558260
No
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>>145558404
Neanderthal?
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>>145558132
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>>145557104
>fansub drama
lol shinsen subs
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>>145558260
>I CAME INSECTS

Every fucking time.
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>>145558263
Well, if the mods aren't deleting the fetish dump threads and the generals or moving them to the appropriate places, it means that they themselves like them after all, so it's okay to have them on /a/.
And whenever they do try to delete or move them, then many anons will cry foul and bitch and moan about the mods and how they don't get board culture and then hound the admin to tell him to punish the mods.
And then someone gets very angry and creates bots to spam those kind of content on /a/, and bots that create actual children porn threads on other boards and other forbidden stuff.

So in the end, the mods give up, because they can never do anything right. They do it for free, after all.
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>>145558404
Netorare?
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>>145558205
Is that on /a/? Posting something like that would get you banned.
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>>145558404
Ndsfargeg?
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>>145558084
Endless Eight.
r/a/dio threads on special occasions
>>145558191
Oh yea definitely. Never gave a shit about politics, just liked telling people to fuck off for being retarded and calling them dumb niggers for replying. Newfags took it to heart, though.
>>145558260
I miss old /b/, made me immune to rick rolls.
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>>145557104
Fansubs are dead, and you know exactly why.
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>>145558490
Newfag detected

/a/ was barely over 2 million posts in 2007
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>>145558404
You're less likely to be banned for that now then say, 2013. I got banned so many times in 2013.
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>>145558437
>refusing to switch to mkv
>hard sub mkv once you give in
Most fansubbers are not missed, the concept is though.
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>>145558220
anime con would get extremely offended if you dressed up as her.
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>>145558490
No, it isnt.
Here, have something from when /m/ was decent.
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>>145558404

Nagger?
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>>145558547
When you poxt something like that in today's /a/.
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I don't like a lot of oldfags. I may be an eternal post 07 newfag but from what I can see a lot of you have a 4chan identity instead of an /a/ one and I don't get why some of you are attached to 4chan as a whole, it's not a homogenous place at all. Thre are posters on this site who would have /a/ change to be more "fun" if they could.
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>>145558404
NILES?
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>>145558132
So it goes.
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>>145558632
For you>>145558545
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>>145558547
And now bans even allow you to keep browsing. Who thought that was a good idea.
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>>145558132
Just imagine what 2016 would look like.
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>>145558490
You're likelier to get banned for posting Keit-ai spam, tbhfamilia
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>>145558644
This. I feel a sense of loyalty to a couple boards but not 4chan as a whole.
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>>145558693
I don't even want to think about it, anon.
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>>145558632
Poxt what? I've been shitposting more than ever. Meanwhile 80% of the bans I've received were from 2012-1013.
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The only thing I really miss was when the bridges between boards weren't all burned yet. That sweet spot when 4chan had big enough traffic for all of its respective boards to develop a distinct culture but small enough for them to not be isolative and xenophobic towards the other neighboring board communities.

Aside from that, fucking whatever. It's still the same /a/ just packaged differently and with a lot more people now so of course the proportion of garbage exponentially trumps everything else. But there are still legitimate specks of gold just within singular threads now instead of board-wide shenanigans.
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Does this still piss you off, /a/?
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>>145546550
>Y2K was 16 years ago
>You will never shitpost with Zone on AGNPH again
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>>145550583
>tfw cancer
My first day here was when the last episode of FMAB aired
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>>145555947
She is beautiful, that's why we call her rei-chan.
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>>145558751
>2012
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>>145558644
>I may be an eternal post 07 newfag
And it's obvious

4chan used to be tight knit community with very few boards
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it scares me that it's been ten years.
Why the fuck am I still here.
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This is an interesting thread. I came here around '13 or so and I only regret not being born earlier so I could have had the chance to experience old /a/ and /b/.
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>>145558751
I was quite mad the first time even though it's almost certainly fake. Now I feel worse for the anon who (might have) done this because of the guilt.
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>>145558084
07 and 08 when we had crazy threads all day every day and /a/ was still a hivemind and not a place for MAL faggots to shitpost and general circlejerks. It's not like it is now where every thread has its own posterbase where nobody ever interacts with each other.

Unfortunately once 4chan went mainstream we couldn't have silly dumb threads anymore because as we saw in 10 and 11 normalfags spammed and shitposted the board into oblivion. I do not miss the days of 10 pages of dubs, alex delarge, and girugamesh spam.
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>>145557934
And here I still can't believe I came from Katawa Shoujo.
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>>145558851
How does it feel to know that people like you ruined 4chan?
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>>145558751
Since the day it was posted.
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>>145558644
>I don't get why some of you are attached to 4chan as a whole, it's not a homogenous place at all
And that is why you're a newfag.
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>>145558851
fuck outta here
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>>145558840

Here you're among friends. Faceless, nameless friends but friends nonetheless.
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