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Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season
Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season
Aug 4, 2023 8:50 PM
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My Home Hero
My Home Hero
Jul 1, 2023 6:02 PM
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Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Katanakaji no Sato-hen
Jun 24, 2023 10:42 AM
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About Desire
About Desire
Oct 28, 2022 4:26 PM
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Hunter x Hunter
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Oct 27, 2022 6:41 PM
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One Piece
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Feb 7, 2021 7:59 AM
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InsigniaMAL Apr 28, 2023 11:08 AM
Thanks man, same to you.
SleepySera Apr 13, 2023 8:11 AM
On the Meyer-Briggs thing:
As far as I know it's very much an unscientific model, but it's so commonly known across the internet that it's a handy tool to sum up a good chunk of self-introduction in just 4 (or, well, 5 in my case) letters 🤭 I did the test a few times and always got a perfect 50:50 on introvert vs extrovert, so now I've just accepted that I don't have any particular tendency either way x)

INTP is a rare one, I think? Though, in general, online-percentages are usually more scewed towards all introvert types compared to the regular population since people who are spending a great deal of time online tend to be more introverted on average, so you should be able to find someone with the same result as you if you look for it specifically :)

On the topic of romance in anime:
Tbh I'm not actually all that big on romance in anime 😅 There's a reason I listed it as something I only enjoy reading, not watching, haha. To me, romantic love is just something that is experienced so incredibly different for everyone, that it benefits from having a bit of interpretation leeway (when you read some text you have to let your own imagination do the majority of the work, and even with manga panels, it's just a static image, you have to imagine the sound and movement and what happens in-between panels). With anime, all of it is shown to you fully, but that means it may fall completely flat emotionally, because it differs too much from how you personally perceive love.

I'm kind of confused where you are going with this tbh. At first you said you don't like that romance appeals to emotion (what is wrong with that? I'd say pretty much all fiction does, one way or another 🤔), but then you complain that romance often ditches that for plot? I'm not sure what you mean by that.

As for conflict in romance stories - there doesn't have to be conflict directly linked to the romance itsself for there to be conflict in a romance-focused show. You can absolutely have happy couples struggle with something. I think you're taking the word "conflict" WAY too literally here. No one has to die or tragically end the romance for there to be conflict. Conflict in a literary sense just means something that upsets the status quo through its presence. The characters want something but there is something else that is getting in the way of that, be it external circumstances, personal habits, internal doubts, or literally anything you can imagine. (It can be something as simple as a couple learning they are expecting a baby and having to adjust to that new reality or come to terms with whether they want to have it or not. Or two lovers moving in with each other for the first time and learning about both the troubles and sweetness of sharing a home.) Conflict does NOT have to be some extremely dramatic thing.


"it allows us to have a story that does not need to end when the dating starts"
No story needs to end when the dating starts. It's simply a personal preference of most romance authors and consumers (including mine, tbh 🤭) to focus on the getting-together part, because it's generally considered the most exciting part of romance, but there are tons of works that focus on established relationships too. As I said, I'm not really into romance anime so I can't give many good examples, but for example, Wotakoi and Horimiya focus on relationships that get established very early on in their respective shows.

As for your story idea - I think Your Name does something somwhat along those lines? :) It's been a while since I've seen it, but basically, the protag and his love interest switch into each others bodies from time to time, and while they start off very much opposed to each other, as they grow closer and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of each other, they do their best not to just not upset their life while in their body, but genuinely help each other to realize the thing the other cares about a lot.

"One aspect of what I call a "meaningful romance" is that the characters have to be vessels for something, the appeal to emotion is the thing that is going to make us care about those abstract ideas."
I'm gonna be honest and say - I've been burnt way too much by authors thinking they smartly "disguised" their lecturing by wrapping it into fiction. But nothing good usually ever comes out of people thinking their work has to "teach" the reader/viewer some grand idea. Imo, just focusing on creating an emotionally satisfying story will naturally have people draw grander concepts from it on their own anyways. That isn't to say authors can't have a certain topic in mind they want to express, but readers/viewers aren't so dumb not to pick up on it when they're getting beaten over the head with something because the writer thought they had some wisdom to share, and it usually just feels insulting to the consumer's intelligence. Not saying that's what you are doing, please don't get me wrong, just that I've seen it a lot with people who start with wanting to impart their great ideas first and foremost and only use their story as a means to an end.

Completely unrelated:
I figured I should explain, but..I'm not a very frequent user of this site. In the first place, anime is just one of many things I'm interested in, so I frequently vanish for weeks or even months between bouts of high activity. If that is something that bothers you, feel free to unfriend me 😅
JKKH Apr 11, 2023 8:11 PM
Thanks, I might have to take you up on that at some point haha. I've kinda used 3d sculpting programs for an engineering class in high school so maybe blender is similar.
JKKH Apr 11, 2023 2:49 PM
I use pinterest, it tends to have better pictures for artists than google. And it has an algorithm and the ability to store pictures and categorize them so it's pretty useful.

And I'm ass at buildings and interiors too, I think it's hard for most people lol. And nah I haven't done any 3d modeling, what do you use for it? Maybe I should try learning that too
JKKH Apr 11, 2023 1:44 PM
Oh yeah I can see what you were going for now, and yeah any time there's more than one light source it becomes a lot trickier. For references, I tend to combine multiple and pick and choose what I take from them. Like for the witch hat atelier drawing I did I think I used like 3-4 different reference images and cobbled them together to make them work for what I wanted. Though yeah sometimes finding references that fit what you're envisioning can be more of a hassle than it's worth lol. But if you can make it work without references that's probably a good skill to have, gives you more freedom.

And yup I'm an art student and we've been watching Richard Williams videos in my class lol. They are really helpful.
JKKH Apr 11, 2023 12:43 PM
They look good, I like the way you do hair too, especially in the second image. Nice details with the strands and rim lighting. I use tons of references personally so for stuff like poses/lighting/rendering I rely heavily on pictures, maybe too heavily lol. But for the lighting in the one picture try to imagine the forms of the face/hair and how the light would hit them. Maybe look up references that show the planes of the face mapped out so you can feel out the forms, even though she's an anime girl you can still take some ques from real refs. Right now there's light on the side of her head, light on her face, and a little bit of light on the top, so it's a bit confusing on where the light is coming from.


here's a quick badly done drawover I did lol. https://imgur.com/x5TZwBy The light blue are the areas that might get hit if the light source is coming from the side/front. It doesn't have to be that high contrast, I just chose that color to show the areas.

And thank you! I'm currently in college and am also trying to learn how to animate so I haven't really done rendered pieces for a while. I also have an private alt-art account for more sketchy and non-anime art, but yeah I've kinda fallen off from posting much art lol.
JKKH Apr 11, 2023 8:58 AM
Thank you for the friend request and the compliment! Some of my art is on my twitter @asleepboard1. I haven't posted to it for a while though haha. And I like the art you made for your profile picture. Do you have somewhere where I can see more of your art?
SleepySera Apr 10, 2023 7:27 PM
Ohh, I didn't see you had already left a message, notifications are sometimes a bit weird and only show up in the app, not the mobile site. And wow, that is a long message! I'll get around to it, sorry if I take a while to reply :)
InsigniaMAL Mar 30, 2023 9:14 AM
Hey come on now give me some credit lol, I've done my fair share of reading doujins - both normal and hentai. Just warning you about the bad effects, if it seems like youre not affected then by all means continue.

Yeah I've been looking out for myself, I've realized I can't rely on nobody but myself at the end of the day. Not only is there a stigma with mental health and men, but also sexual assault and men. Some people think men can't be "sexually assaulted" and think men only sexual assault women, but the former happens a lot too. Those cases where a women does it to a man are often swept under the rug, which is a sad reality.

If i get a partner I'll have to draw the line at not having kids, if she doesn't agree then I'll have to move on to the next lmao
InsigniaMAL Mar 29, 2023 7:12 PM
You mean hentai doujins or just general doujins? If the former than I'd advise you to get off of that, the stuff you see in those comics can be like I said before very addictive, hentai and hentai doujins fucked up my thinking of women for years.

Well even if I try to treat my mental health I'd have to pay a fairly large price for it here, plus there's the stigma of men not being able to express their feelings because they'd be labeled as a "pussy" which is really dumb but it is what it is. Men are just expected to take any mental health problem in stride and suck it up.

Work can be all consuming depending on the job you have, but most jobs aren't. Yeah I'm thinking of not having kids, don't want to support them 18+ years because I do like my money lmao and also living by myself, not having to care about anyone but me. In a world where the economy and society is starting to become shit honestly that's a saving grace for me. Nope, the duality of man is ass or titties xD, with the freak group being feet.

By the way don't know if you noticed but I basically go on MAL once every month usually in the last few days of the month, just in case if you're wondering why the F I've been leaving you on read for weeks haha
InsigniaMAL Mar 29, 2023 12:10 PM
Good on you for never getting interested, it can be very addicting at times. Good thing I got out of it too.

Well I;ve been depressed ever since majoring in engineering so I figure I'm used to it at this point, some more depression won't do me any harm xD. Yes there are a ton of benefits working full time besides the money and having to manage yourself - you have the freedom to live life how you see fit, and you got a lot of time to do it as well (that's if you don't settle down with a girlfriend/wife or anything like that). Also you don't have to worry about the pains of school like hitting deadlines and studying for exams and such.
InsigniaMAL Mar 28, 2023 5:16 PM
Yeah I'll stick with Demon Slayer and Chainsaw Man until they finish, I'm in them too deep to give up now. By ecchi shows I mean hentai, used to watch them but not anymore. Yes I meant like a living breathing person as 3D, not 3D models or anything like that. I'd trade walking in snow for free healthcare any day of the week. Yeah as a university student the only responsibilities you'd have would be schoolwork, keeping up with your studies and grades, and maybe graduate school. Once I entered into the working world and found myself a place by myself that's when the floodgates opened for responsibilities.
InsigniaMAL Mar 27, 2023 4:31 PM
I'm a grown ass man now, I'm starting to shy away from the typical shounen type anime lmao. I'll still watch Demon Slayer though, that has a special place in my heart. These days I try to watch adult anime (not hentail xD by the way, I mean anime with characters 18+ years old), forget what the name for this particular type of genre is called.

Used to be a fan of ecchi but now 3D >>>> 2D

I'm thinking of moving to one of the countries in northern Europe, I hear those countries have an excellent quality of life. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark maybe.

No no, I dislike electronics with a passion dont get me wrong. That one particular internship I hated both the electronics portion and the internship itself, my mentors did not help at all. Although I hated high school, the time back then is something I'd much rather prefer than now. As soon as I turned 18 I had all these responsibilities shoveled on my plate and it was all downhill from there xD
InsigniaMAL Mar 3, 2023 10:38 AM
Watched the Season 1 trailer, doesn't seem like my cup of tea. However, doesn't Made in Abyss have a fire soundtrack? I think I heard that somewhere before, forget though.

Damn, wish universities here were free, but instead the US education system sucks us dry and leave us in debt for potentially many years after we graduate. One of the many reasons I'm considering moving to a different country.

Lmao, that does look phat not gonna lie. I love how of any of the 3D models you could have sent you send the one that has a big rack and a thick ass, that's some dedication right there.

The first company I did electronic work for I thought I'd try it out but ended up hating. The second one was for my dream company, honestly I didn't even read the job description, I was so blinded by the company's name in big, bright bold letters and I was like "Yeah, this is the one". In all seriousness though, I enjoyed the electrical stuff a lot more at the dream company than the one that came before because of two main things: my mentors and managers did a good job explaining things and made me more interested in that sort of stuff more than I was before, and I was working with my dream company, so I felt like if I did crap work but it was for my dream company, it would be alright in my book.

Yeah some people are just friendly I guess, I'm a bit more careful in that regard because I don't want to just send a friend request to any random person then days later have them show up on my doorstep with a knife in hand xD, I'd have to talk to them first.
InsigniaMAL Mar 3, 2023 6:05 AM
If Made in Abyss is full of Lolis I am not interested, was never interested in that stuff because I didn't want to end up on a list if you know what I mean.

I took more credits than required my senior year, it was brutal but I thinkk I was able to graduate early so it saved me a lot of money in the long run.

I'm more of an ass man myself, but I do like a good breast here and there.

My last two internships were related to electrical things, I didn't enjoy the one internship but the one after that I enjoyed. Wouldn't make a career out of it though.

Hey you know what they say, don't fuck on the first date. In this case don't send a friend request after the first conversation..or second...or however many conversations we had so far :D
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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