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What happened to internet weaboo fandoms? Anonymous 09/05/2018 (Wed) 20:44:05 [Preview] No. 29157
Speaking primarily of our side of the internet, not the Japanese side. It seems like all the (((fandoms))) these days are centered around lackluster mobageshit. There was a time when Touhoufags were a real thing and something like Rozen Maiden was popular enough to warrant its own imageboard. Same with seacats and Yume Nikki. There are really no communities like this anymore though, I think the last time a relevant new one was born was maybe when Madoka came out. Is there just a lack of great media being made lately or is this a sign of internet decay?

Anonymous 09/05/2018 (Wed) 22:21:44 [Preview] No.29158 del
8 x ponies

Anonymous 09/05/2018 (Wed) 23:24:35 [Preview] No.29160 del
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The internet is declining. Maybe it's just that the newer generations don't think much about the very fact that they are using the internet, they take it for granted and thus don't try to make much of it if you get my meaning. Meanwhile older users continue to get more old and jaded.
But man, I'm sure there's gotta be more fun to be had on the internet still, I mean the last time I felt I was having fun like in the old days wasn't that long ago, you know, 8chan circa 2014/2015, back when we believed 8chan would really save imageboards, and the war that ensued when we realized it wouldn't.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 01:11:17 [Preview] No.29162 del
A few things happened really.
1. Anime turned to shit. It is all the same rehashed garbage over and over again, and rarely anything unique anymore, much like what video games have done (fortunately without the SJW ruination, for now). There are the few occasional gems of course, but for the most part nothing made in the past 5+ years has been memorable enough to really catch on years after release.

2. People are growing more and more autistic the longer the internet exists. Nobody can really latch onto a single thing anymore, always constantly switching between things out of boredom or whatever.

3. Bronies became a thing and kinda took away most of the more obsessive types that would keep an anime fandom going.

4. >>29160
This. Everything has gotten too damn political and serious these past few years. You really cannot go anywhere anymore without buzzkills and censorship happy rulecucks ruining everything with their bullshit agendas and snowflake behavior.

On top of that, there are plenty of groups (wont name names to avoid triggering the snowflakes but you know who they are) who think we have no right to exist and forcing us to the margins of the internet.

also, cocks.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 01:22:28 [Preview] No.29163 del
le'ts just pick a retarded series and run with it then? like golgo 13? something ridiculous long-running but still kind of obscure? I like dressing up nice and pretending to be an operator

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 01:30:19 [Preview] No.29164 del
this one will be obscure as hell once it is released

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 01:37:47 [Preview] No.29165 del
I actually forgot but Kemono Friends almost reached Madoka heights but then the S2 was ruined.

I never thought about bronies, but I remember a few claiming to be weebs before getting sucked into that.

A manufactured /AM/dom? intriguing

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 02:28:47 [Preview] No.29166 del
it's women
the jews
and negroes

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 03:12:58 [Preview] No.29167 del
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some ideas

the economy and culture of Japan
Japan was the 2nd biggest economy on the planet until 2010 when China took its place
there were a lot of guys (mostly young jewish intellectuals) who only studied Japanese culture because it was the second best after anglo-american. These guys went on to study Mandarin once China was the second best.
also the whole world's attention was on Japan as the "Asian country that Westernized/modernized"
once there were other candidates such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and especially Korea with it's oversized pop-culture export machine Japan stopped being so interesting
also the unsavory aspects of Japan (child nudity in media, claims of pedophilic culture, WWII legacy, whaling, tobacco consumption, claims of supression of women, etc.) began to circulate

digitally distributed media and illegalism
the heydays of Cool Japan coincided with the death of packaged media and the proliferation of the Internet

oh and also the US Great Recession was happening now

as US translating companies couldn't buy the licenses because people didn't have money for anime DVDs and cable
less and less anime was being released on the market
and as America got online it started looking for anime on file-sharing sites

of course 4chan was there for 4-5 years before it happened
and hard-core pirates were also


as the based Jews at the Fed and King Obama fixed the economy (really makes you think, huh)
and as Internet profileration completed
streaming companies sprung up
and Americans started paying for their media again

so those who were really interested in anime started paying Crunchy Roll
but most people moved on as Japan wasn't that interesting anymore

and which left imageboard-people and pirates in their online cucksheds like this place

sub-cultures aren't only about quality, they're about quantity as well
there's simply not enough people pirating anime and discussing it anonymously on sites like this
that is all

some technological changes
the smartphone and the incresingly copyrighted and legal nature of digital media consumption made some technologies less desirable
like IRC and the imageboard and filesharing sites
the social network made forums less competitive (why exchange ideas with hairy guys if you can post about your chinese cartoons and your school crush might like it on Facebook)

all in all
weeb culture was an effect of a political, economical, legal and technological environment
and you'd have all of those align to reproduce it
which is highly unlikely
so it's basically dead, Jim
I'd suspect it's more alive in poorer regions of the world with less developed digital marketplaces like Russia and Southern America
but they won't last if those countries experience development

also consider contrasting this with the situation with video games how an evil American corporation ruined weebdom with it's online console, gleefully called Manhattan Project

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:03:21 [Preview] No.29168 del
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/aM/ should get into babby cartoons, they are the final anime redpill

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:05:09 [Preview] No.29169 del
>but for the most part nothing made in the past 5+ years has been memorable enough to really catch on years after release.

I can think of Love Live, it's still big enough that there's at least one imageboard centered around it.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:05:46 [Preview] No.29170 del
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old stuff count too?

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:09:45 [Preview] No.29171 del
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Hell ye

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:18:53 [Preview] No.29172 del
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Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 04:26:39 [Preview] No.29173 del
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I think a contributing factor might be the normie-popularity of the long running mostly shonen series, One Piece, Naruto, Attack on Titan, I'm sure there are others. But there's a natural divide in these communities because of the anime only fans, and then those that read the manga, perhaps read it exclusively.

You basically end up with two almost wholly separate fan bases, sometimes even on the same forums, but the manga fans get shunned to their little corner because they don't want to spoil anyone but in turn any creative memes, art or discussion they may have is pretty well stifled because of that.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 05:57:49 [Preview] No.29174 del
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Not to mention the sub vs dub debate which has divided us for as long as anime has been a thing.

normies being too illiterate to read subtitles is likely also a factor

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 07:47:01 [Preview] No.29175 del
people who watch dubs are worse than niggers

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 09:58:33 [Preview] No.29176 del
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phonefags did it
Also did someone just say 'normie'? 'Cause I think I just heard someone say 'normie'.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 15:52:56 [Preview] No.29177 del
>grouping digicharat with that filth
fukyu mate

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 15:55:54 [Preview] No.29178 del
is rayearth worth a go?

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 23:06:13 [Preview] No.29179 del
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>streaming anime
>paying for anime
>irl identity online
>consumer internet
>internet centralisation
All these are interrelated. A common thread: convenience. This is an innate retardation in most humans, easy trumps all.
In the past there was little or nothing so even retards simply had to come to "our" part of the internet to get their FREE AMINE, where they could have learned one thing or two. But now normalfags on the internet are most often in a consumer-provider relationship whence the communities we knew cannot sprout.

Anonymous 09/06/2018 (Thu) 23:10:03 [Preview] No.29180 del
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>People are growing more and more autistic... Nobody can really latch onto a single thing anymore
God DAMNIT you guys stop misusing autism like that!
I otherwise agree with your serious analysis and would like comment and subscribe to your youtube channel seriously debating the issues with our modern political climate.

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Anonymous 10/07/2018 (Sun) 12:09:34 [Preview] No.29536 del
I remember when 2DJGAME used to produce and distribute torrent collections of a significant chunk of a whole fucking Comiket. Just tried a search in a couple of trackers and apparently the last ones were from around 2013. Are the chink communities also dying off? Or are there other groups doing something like that these days?

pics unrelated

Anonymous 10/07/2018 (Sun) 13:35:41 [Preview] No.29539 del
>without SJW ruination
nevermind that women work in the anime industry, that Jewpan is the most feminist country on earth (or 2nd to Korea, debatable), that virtually every anime features crossdressing boys and pedophilia and incest and cuckoldry and blueballing

anime is totally white and redpilled

Anonymous 10/07/2018 (Sun) 17:14:35 [Preview] No.29544 del
This company won't survive if we keep wasting so much time on 'normie'

This post, OP, this post is the reason. People who come in talking about "feminism", "weeaboos" etc., and retrofitting the asiatic and global narrative with these american concepts.

Underground subcultures and the fandoms they upkeep are not part of any one culture, but nonconforming to them all. When they get watered down as being a weeaboo, which requires you to be acting basically like an American normie but having been corrupted by Toonami instead of hollywood, it creates a strong culture jamming effect where everybody who starts to create some indie stuff will be met with "I get it, you're doing like a weeaboo thing", which actually is a wrong assumption. Subcultures flourish when people think "I don't get what this is about" and start looking into it more and contributing something that reshapes it into
it's own entity.
Now people won't contribute because they have an existing stereotype that they can say they do understand, and they understand they're not interested. It's like hearing about hunting, but you don't know what animals are so you think it's just hanging around in a forest doing nothing. You'll think you understand a forest is just a bunch of trees.

Anonymous 10/08/2018 (Mon) 03:10:05 [Preview] No.29546 del
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Yeah, I kind of miss feeling a close attachment to my cult of untranslated Japanese indie games, but I don't have the time for caring intenseley about games anymore either. Besides, my identity isnt caught up in that stuff and I dont need to prove I can outweeb the weebs by beating bullet hell games like I might have wanted back then. Just remember all the new indie games are designed as Steam greenlight cash grabs for social weebs, and have no soul and then you won't be disappointed.

Right now its the same old shit its been for the past 6 years, with the obly noteworthy chabge beibg that the AAA companoes have to compete with indie games now. If you want new experiences, then I suggest you just let the currwet wave of gamea crash over you and catch the next one. Just stop playing games until the next generation when a new set of Japanese college students start making good VR landscapes. (Touhou and Higurashi started as the passion projects of diatracted college students.)

Anonymous 10/08/2018 (Mon) 07:09:44 [Preview] No.29547 del
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I'm fucking with my very cute Hideyoshi.

Anonymous 10/17/2018 (Wed) 05:35:24 [Preview] No.29628 del
<serious discussions

Anonymous 10/17/2018 (Wed) 18:07:37 [Preview] No.29639 del
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^screencapping bans

Anonymous 10/21/2018 (Sun) 23:06:49 [Preview] No.29661 del
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I miss IRC scanlation groups, reading old stuff sometimes you get to sniff out old meaningless 10+ year old drama.

Anonymous 01/03/2019 (Thu) 18:33:42 [Preview] No.30416 del
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The problem is weebdom is proportional to incest, and not enough brothers have been fucking their sisters to create the required anime genes. The brothers have been selfish assholes.

Anonymous 01/05/2019 (Sat) 08:21:38 [Preview] No.30421 del
I'd just boil it down to mainly the point about centralizing the interwebs. Their are other factors, such as the full swing eternal september and the reaction in some groups that became really guarding of their culture from fear of influx, losing fun but I'd say centralization is the biggest factor. Look at most fandoms that arise now. Usually something that caught the mainstream's eye briefly and is almost entirely centered on social media. No fandom site, everybody just in on tumblr, twitter and youtube memeing it, with the more dictated having a subreddit, waiting for the next shiny object to come along when they get bored. There simply isn't an isolated space for a culture to evolve separately. The modern indie game of the month and American animation fandoms being the foremost examples of this.

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I'm having fun with mobageshit thank you

cirnob8 #m5LuX7 01/13/2019 (Sun) 23:28:46 [Preview] No.30543 del
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Komi-san and Darling In The Franxx are like that right now.

Anonymous 01/13/2019 (Sun) 23:53:49 [Preview] No.30544 del
I think there's a strong effect that previously some autists would have latched onto something like Rozen Maiden for life because it represents sometihng bigger to them, but now they get a lot of scrubs coming riding their coattails and ten weeks later bitching them out for "still caring for that old thing", when all that happened was that their point of interest finally appeared on the TV too and not just in their heads.

It doesn't affect the interest in the subject that the autists willl have anyway, but it makes it unappealing to make the connection to popular culture and actually producing stuff referencing it. For example, I've been playing around with ideas like Kemono Friends and JoJo for 20 years, but I didn't make any meme stuff or anything because it seems like it only brings sorrow to share that stuff with anybody now that Kemono Friends and JoJo actually exist in the mainstream, exactly because people have learned this protocol of planned obsolescence to react to such things.

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 13:43:33 [Preview] No.30552 del
>but I didn't make any meme stuff or anything because it seems like it only brings sorrow to share that stuff with anybody now that Kemono Friends and JoJo actually exist in the mainstream
There has to be away to have fun freely without the fear of attracting and being overrun with this or that group or fandom. Someone at /b/ here made a good observation. Dudes at /librejp/ just post whatever and have fun. Safe for the whiner camp they don't seem to be affected by any of the traumas that the West is going through even though same influx flooded their internet in the past. Damn I miss that internet. /aM/ is halfway there in the sense it culturally doesn't care but, personally, I don't think there's anything we can realistically do to contain a massive influx of undeniable cancer were that ever to happen.

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 14:40:25 [Preview] No.30553 del
Yeah, I tried to emphasize it more from a group psychology standpoint, the point I attempt to flesh out is that the people are the same, but what is affected is how they publish and connect in the real world. The various introverts won't become a bubble of several introverts due to a change in the way extroverts approach them. It's a change that goes up and down.

There's something about the cultural barrier too, I think Japanese anime fans can talk about Avengers in the context of it being just another cartoon, without attracting the ComicCon audience and their opinions swallowing the conversation. I could be wrong though, I shouldn't underestimate its equivalent among Japanese normies. But I think Japanese are still more likely to just ignore things they don't care about, while Americans will mock it rather than scoff once and leave it be. You can see how geek media latches onto everything just for existing, kind of angry that there are demographics they're not part of draining even some of the resources. Like all the ways xbox and PS4 being virtually the same hardware doesn't stop people demanding for Nintendo to be more like them too.

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 18:54:37 [Preview] No.30556 del
>Japanese can discuss Avengers without the comicon audience
I dont think so, Japanese seem very political and outspoken (on the internet) about a lot of things. 2ch is more /pol/ than 8ch boards, and not in the sense of Trump support or nazi but in the sense of "everything is about politics". So I assume a discussion about Avengers would produce numerous mentions of strong women protagonists (but useless), black males, stupid plots, etc.

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 19:29:54 [Preview] No.30557 del
I'm looking at all the comments about fat shaming when tumblrinas discover Watamote. It's a good thing Japanese don't try to change anime to make overly pander to the politically correct.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=U-qSlXLPlkg [Embed]

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 20:39:54 [Preview] No.30562 del
The political passivity of post-war Japanese society, and furthermore the extreme condition of that behavior among "otaku" introverts, is not something to praise, let alone aspire to.

As they very well should. But our BO (it's likely him the first one to point out "whiners" at any given chance, he must think that his "duty" excuses him of the same complaint, i.e. whine, but he's wrong) would rather everyone just left their wills and brains on standby and just enjoy (being manipulated and indoctrinated).
I'm not certain if he really is that sort of neoliberal leftist trash or if perhaps for nostalgia he's determined with autistic focus to keep am forever in that flux (or abandonment or stupor) of unconcerned and undiscriminating fun. But it doesn't matter which. It can't and shouldn't go on like that. Fun can be had without turning into an amoeba.

Anonymous 01/14/2019 (Mon) 21:49:38 [Preview] No.30564 del
>It can't and shouldn't go on like that.
It's pretty obvious the whole "anti-whining" culture gimmick is nothing more than a covert way to enforce muh feels political correctness circlejerk on this board. I don't recognize the place anymore.

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 01:05:19 [Preview] No.30566 del
not everything has to be about /pol/
Japanese idleness is enforced by America
and it's America don't try to blame it on the Jews
also 2chan and 2ch/5ch are not the same

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 08:09:48 [Preview] No.30567 del
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>not everything has to be about /pol/
Haven't been around activist faggotry much, have you?
If you want to take a look into what you're dealing with see >>>/doomer/9

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 12:53:46 [Preview] No.30570 del
>it's America don' try to blame it on the Jews
this sounds familiar

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 12:56:43 [Preview] No.30571 del
is this another "open invitation for commentary"?

Anonymous 01/15/2019 (Tue) 15:29:18 [Preview] No.30572 del
>implicaments from the thread:
>activists are good people because they're self-aware unlike SJWs
>thin people are never unlikeable loser wrecks or hypersensitive prudes going half-naked to comic-con
>japan spreads the politically incorrect true fact that people can join the thin people club by being anorexic for a week

I'm glad we stopped talking about anything remotely real, this is a board for fantastical cartoons after all.

Anonymous 01/18/2019 (Fri) 20:26:10 [Preview] No.30594 del
Maybe little girls started watching Disney cartoons instead with asian characters instead of anime.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=WuETTK9l3QI [Embed]

Anonymous 01/19/2019 (Sat) 19:55:34 [Preview] No.30598 del
video games ruined it

Anonymous 01/19/2019 (Sat) 21:55:11 [Preview] No.30599 del
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Anonymous 01/20/2019 (Sun) 14:01:55 [Preview] No.30605 del
Clicked post off front page, 500. Ahhhhhhh

Anonymous 01/20/2019 (Sun) 14:51:44 [Preview] No.30606 del
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yeah well 95% of /am/'s traffic is made up of bots
come on rest of the internet are you even trying?

Anonymous 01/20/2019 (Sun) 17:39:07 [Preview] No.30609 del
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/AM/ is probably part of a massive Russian operation that will influence the 2020 American election.

Anonymous 01/21/2019 (Mon) 04:22:00 [Preview] No.30618 del
wut she holdin goku w/

Anonymous 01/22/2019 (Tue) 12:00:46 [Preview] No.30632 del

Anonymous 01/22/2019 (Tue) 14:32:35 [Preview] No.30637 del
now do an "implicaments from the thread" episode for this one >>30352

Anonymous 01/28/2019 (Mon) 11:00:36 [Preview] No.30695 del
get on it >>30352

Anonymous 01/28/2019 (Mon) 11:05:10 [Preview] No.30696 del
that's Astolfo, he's holding Goku with his erect penis

Anonymous 02/24/2019 (Sun) 08:30:41 [Preview] No.30915 del
I didn't watch an anime about video games, so I got interested in trying out not playing video games as well.

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