But I see there a happy math fairy and a regular schoolgirl that lost faith in math and went for accounting.
They are roaming around looking for someone to solve their riddle and save them from child abuse.
Unfortunately people who can teach the fun in math are rare. Best you can do is find some practical motivation or interesting problems for you and good books that focuses on them.
>tfw math phd student
>second semester in and realizing it was a mistake
>strongly considering checking out with a master's and lecturing at community colleges for the rest of my life
I'm like two classes away from getting my Bachelors in CS and feel you. I told myself that I'd never work for some shitty company with a bunch of code monkeys and that I'd be a researcher and lecturer. I'm struggling with the fact that I'm just good at hacking out shit but feel no motivation to pursue any higher topic.
Maybe I can just fake it until I end up a state university as an associate professor. That's basically all I want from this life
Do you even have relatives that are cops?
Only if you can read her mind. Math fairies don't usually share her problems with others.
Heh, that much I know. I used to know a math fairy, but she got too jaded. I could always feel their despair of me not being smart enough to figure her out (without them sharing anything).
Thanks for your input Araragi. You can't have a math fairy, but you can still have a tsundere office lady.
Monogatari fans are probably in the "masturbated to hachikuji club" thread.
The original one is no more unfortunately, you can only find her in mirror worlds.
Question about Ougi and Sodachi.
Ougi is malicious to Araragi since that is what he really wants, I get that but is her helping Araragi in Ougi Formula, Sodachi Riddle and Sodachi Lost beneficial towards Araragi? I don't see anything bad about this except giving Araragi some peace of mind. Unless the entirety of Ougi Formula and Sodachi Riddle was designed to help destroy Araragi's Ego when he discovers how much Sodachi hates and blames him for all the wrong in her life and if that is the case, how does Ougi know it would end like that?
Ougi isn't necessarily malicious. She's there to make Araragi deal with shit he wants to brush under the rug. That can end up leaving Araragi better off than he was before or leaving him in some deep shit, depending on the situation.
Ougi wanted him to acknowledge his mistakes in regards to Sodachi, which "climaxed" in her insane way of dealing with her mom. She didn't expect him to actually go and tell the answer to the mystery to Sodachi, and instead just keep the suffering within himself and yet again betray her. Hanekawa was wrong there as well.
By actually facing her he could move on a little from his past mistakes.
Thank you god for giving me this chapter. I have been waiting for this specific chapter to be translated forever.
Since it seems this is the patricians' Monogatari thread, can we all agree Mathemagics is the best opening sequence in the series?
(Sorry, I refuse to link the sped-up or pitch-changed versions from youtube).
What about with Tadatsuru and Koyomi becoming a vampire? I can see with Koyomi being more of a vampire, him finally realizing he needs to stop relying on powers to solve every issue, but I don't understand how hiring Tadatsuru to kill Araragi and Shinobu being not malicious? Is it because Araragi wanted to be punished for being a vampire?
And you can post the galax.moe or openings,moe versions
Just finished the chapter. I didn't think I could love Ougi more but this chapter really did it.
Is there a term for loving characters that have meltdowns? I absolutely loved Sodachi and Nadeko's meltdowns.
I only like crazy and Kami Nadeko so I am not really a Nadeko fan.
The start of that OP always make me sad.
"What will the future hold, once I’ve lost everything?
I thought I had given up on it all long ago, but
Again and again I find myself putting my expectations in you
Diving into the seas of chance, for the smallest of possibilties"
Sodachi is Nadeko's onee-chan and she doesn't tolerate bullying.
imagine if monogatari didnt have likable characters, funny dialogue,
implying it has eitheror surreal visuals, and took place inside a videogame. That about sums up .hack//sign, from what i remember.
but then, the last time i watched it i was like 16 so maybe if i watched it now that im older it would be better. it DOES have damn good music, iirc
> “Hitagi… and,” I mutter deliriously, “Hanekawa… Shinobu… and Ononoki-chan… all saved my life… So many people saved my life… If I don’t protect it… that just wouldn’t be right…”
Wait does he know about Kaiki and Hitagi?
I wasn't mentioned at the shine. Araragi arrives and is surprised Kaiki is even in town and they have the discussion about Kaiki beating Nadeko with the slug and how she is fine and never to approach her anymore.
If Hitagi told Araragi about Kaiki it was in an un-animated LN or was done off-screen.
Wasn't it? Didn't Senjougahara mention it in her last phone conversation with Kaiki?
I meant that he found out after that scene. But I guess my memory might be making up something that didn't happen.
It makes sense.
She wanted to keep it in secret. Kaiki is another man after all.
> Didn't Senjougahara mention it in her last phone conversation with Kaiki?
No. Their plan was to trick Araragi.
After that scene is when Kaiki gets fucked up.
Yeah, missing a gigantic amount, but what it has is neatly organized, the site is slick and smooth. Props to whoever designed it.
Watching the the Mawaru Penguindrum stuff at the moment. You?
Just finished going down what I wanted to listen to but I went through the SZS stuff.
Delete that shit
I don't have many Sengoku pictures so take this.
>this will never happen to me
Araragi gets all the luck.
Have yourself be in two places at once.
Why do other women like this series so much? Even if you ignore the harem part, the protagonist is all-but-despicable. I would understand men finding it relatable to their wishful thinking and projection, but makes no sense to me in the case of women. Would any care to break open my (in this particular case) closed mind?
I don't think I have met or seem many women who like the series so I just might be sheltered in regards to that.
You shouldn't even have survived the 2 years of masters in math if you didn't like what you were doing desu (unless you're doing some mindless applied math bs that barely takes any effort ofc).
I remember a poll of some kind that showed that monogatari fanbase or purchasers were mostly male, even more than other hit anime. But even 10% of monogatari fanbase is more than the entire fanbase of most shows even if true.
Maybe I have been victim of conformation bias. Almost all the people that have argued to me Monogatari is their absolute favourite franchise have been female so far.
I was talking about japan though, it might very well be different in the west.
Exactly the same reasons men like it for other than fanservice. The characters are good and their interactions are fun.
Also, Araragi is fairly popular among Nip women for whatever reason.
I non-ironically think he's one of the most despicable male characters who is nevertheless considered a "hero". I honestly don't understand how any women could like his depiction.
You think all those movies about girls whittling their way into the hearts of hard-edged rudeboys who need just the exact right person to open up to, just sprung into existence? It's the same shit as that one flipped hentai sequence where she goes from crackwhore to blushing, demure maiden.
I have a couple Monogatari related questions since this is a thread I might as well ask it here.
Where can I download the OSTs of all the arcs with preferably full versions of the OPs and EDs, as well as is there a site I can purchase Monogatari related posters? The sites I usually use don't have anything in that regard.
So what oddity powers does Ougi actually have? As far as I can remember that has been translated from the LNs it's said she has matter creation which explains stuff like her changing genders (or her being an oddity could change genders, I don't know) and 1-3 being created and she has a smaller version of the regenerative blood Shinobu has, but what other powers does Ougi actually have? Mind reading? Clairvoyance? Power of suggestion?
from what i remember, she basically has any bs shinobu has but a bit less powerful
but if youre asking specifically about how she knows the shit she does about others, like kanbaru's period and the other stuff, its probably never going to be revealed. i doubt nisio even actually thought of how she does it.
I know it's mentioned in the LN that
She has the powers of Seishirou and whatever oddities that were at the shrine when he absorbed it, like the power to make barriers, the power to make people lost, etc. Here are a couple excerpts that made me wonder about what she can do:
She’s a hybrid of various monsters, one that can bring about almost any kind of supernatural phenomenon—so there’s no shame in being utterly outmatched by her.
Having been born through the First, who could very well have been considered a manifestation of all the oddities in this town, even her wealth of knowledge was on par with a monster—but then again, it seems her stats were so far off the charts that it took an according amount of time for her to master her own abilities.
I'd argue she definitely has memory-based abilities given she explicitly sets off two plots by making people remember Sodachi and Numachi.
Also she just told Kanbaru she's a dude and Kanbaru went along with it even though she herself had doubts and then just brushed it off without a second thought as if Ougi had been a dude the entire time.
Ougi isn't just some dark reflection trying to make him face the things he's hiding from/trying to not face and brush under the rug.
She's essentially something to Araragi like Pyramid Head is to James in Silent Hill 2. She represents his guilt and regret over things he feels subconsciously or otherwise that he's fucked up, and that he might believe he needs to be punished for.
This generally takes the form of isolating him by taking his friends and close ones away from him, since it's supposed to be ironic given his growth from his initial broken mindset of "having friends takes way your strength as a Human' or what have you.
Her machinations rob him of Mayoi, which should have been a permanent thing. They rob him of Nadeko and change her into a active psychopath.
The whole thing with Tadatsuru's REAL goal was to rob him of Ononoki, since the setup making her kill Teori was supposed to make RRRG see her as a monster/kaii and have one or both of them go "we can no longer be friends now that you've seen the truth", but Yotsugi said "fuck that". It failing was when Araragi acknowledges that 'someone' has been plotting against him for weeks/months.
Additionally, depending on how the above plans went through he 'could' have lost Shinobu and Senjougahara. And technically, he did re-lose Math again.
This is the only thing that can perfectly personify that
"I win"from the best character in the series:
Except he isn't a hero, he's just a former recluse in an absurd lifestyle thanks to his break of indifference one time. He'd like to embody the aspects that would define one though i imagine since he's always adopting Meme's moralfagging and approaching any character's dilemma with what they can do for themselves in their darkest moments later.
She already saved herself, now she is just looking for someone to start a family with. Which will not be hard as a sexy and caring young woman with a stable job and own home.