Rumia appreciator, hobby translator, reluctant internet anthropologist, and complete jerk.
Stumbled upon your wiki while searching for information on 1ch.tv. Love the wiki, its so detailed! Awesome work :)
Oh man, that article's kinda old. Thank you for the kind words.
Hello. I am new here. Am I going to regret stumbling upon this wretched place?
Fuck if I know.
Do you like vtubers? Why or why not?
I have no strong opinions about them. I get why people use them and I'll tune in to some obscure ones by chance, sure, but it's ultimately just a gimmick.
Besides, I already get enough second-hand information about VTubers from my friends.
You said in previous answers that you mostly spend your time on invite-only servers and niche websites but you didn't want to talk about them. If you don't want to name those places can you at least tell us some good ways to find niche websites and what platforms the servers are on? Are they discord servers, forums, or something else?
I can't really give any pointers since, like, some of the things that I've been through are rather personal, individual experiences, and the internet has changed so much that following my footsteps would probably lead you somewhere completely different.
As I said before, I mostly just hang around with a close-knit friend group on Discord.
How old are you?
I wouldn't know, how did you get here?
I was browsing your Wiki as a result of feeling nostalgic for the old textboard era and ended up clicking your Twitter. It says it's your birthday, so happy birthday!
Settle down, Beavis
I ain't that old.
How many languages can you speak/read?
By myself, I only know English. I have picked up some Japanese and Laotian, but I don't consider myself proficient at either, and I haven't practiced Spanish or German in years.
With a computer, I go all out with dictionaries and sentence parser tools, though the caveat is that I can only work with transcripts or writing. I do use machine translation tools, but I'm somewhat strict about the meaning being conveyed properly, thus prefer to verify the meanings with said dictionary tools before my brain comes up with a mostly literal translation that makes sense.
I do apologize if I misled anyone into believing that I'm some sort of polyglot. I'm just really good with a computer and have a handful of international friends that put up with me.
what do you usually spend money on?
Studies show that when people voice an opinion, it reinforces their belief in it. By simply saying something you become more convinced of it. Do you think some of the "idiosyncrasies" of online discourse can be explained by this phenomena?
The phenomena is more of a byproduct or result, no? There is a bit of unusual theatrics that emerge in digital discourse that aim to capture or exploit the audience, unlike real-world discourse.
thanks for all the info you provide in your page.
i wanted to ask, any good alternatives to discord? where do you usually hang out?
kind of tired of the same bs on the usual big sites.
Nah, I haven't heard of any viable alternatives to Discord so far. I mostly just cycle through the same few sites and hang around with a close-knit friend group.
Do you enjoy living?
Look, I'm just trying to "take life day by day."
Do you think the overall internet is dying or at least stuck in stagnation?
I was born in 2004 and didn't experience the internet at the time and whenever I see old internet media like reaction image, unused website, screenshots, etc. I always feel some what "mystical" from them. Perhaps there's something different from the past before complete normalization of social media?
The internet is just stuck in stagnation. If it were dying, we would've broken free from the dopamine slot machine by now, yet we remain since technology is considered to be apart of the future. It doesn't help that social media AI is engineered to lock people into a vulnerable, manipulable state where logging off doesn't sound so simple nowadays.
Anyways, the nostalgia for old internet mostly stems from how content was new and stayed fresh longer since people would actually log off and phones didn't exist to lure people back in, not the part where it was a chaotic "wild west" of edgy, sheltered assholes that would link you to shock sites, as if it were some kind of competition, or attempt to make your computer explode somehow.
Compare this to now, where content is just endlessly recycled and regurgitated to the point where it just becomes dead to you, then the corpse lingers around because social media AI is showing it to people who haven't seen it yet. It just feels so homogenized now. I mean, it used to bewilder me when a week-old YTPMV fad was suddenly a "dead fad" for arbitrary reasons in 2012.
you still alive?
It seems 2chan and 4chan's culture were built upon Suigetsu, but this visual novel fadded into complete obscurity. Will you cover this VN, and its influence one day?
I've considered the idea since 2017, but there's not much that I can work off of.
It's also bewildering that the VN hasn't been translated despite being over two decades old, like, were people just using it for aesthetics back then? Did 4chan users even know about that route?
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