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No. 1138 [Reply]

Remember when No Man's Sky used to be the butt of jokes only 6 years ago? The developers fixed the game and none of the memes about smarmy developers would make sense to a new player that hadn't been clued in.

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No. 1112 [Reply]

Old trees can be pretty nostalgic. Is anyone inyerested in growing trees?

I had to cut down my Granny Smith apple tree some years back, but I'm trying to graft (clone) a new apple tree (so far so good.) This is the first time I've had a graft survive and I'm stoked.

I'm also growing a lot of exotic/tropical fruit trees in 25 gallon containers despite how I have a small yard. In my pots I have growing: Asian Pears, Loquats, Longans, Lychees, Rose/Malay Apples, Wax Apples, Mangoes, June Plums, Australian Finger Lime, Jaboticaba, Peanit Butter Fruit, Miracle Berry Fruit, Jackfruit, Feijoa, Eggfruit Mamey Sapote, Sapodilla, and White Sapote.

I also have some common apple, pear, nectarine, peaches, cherries, surinam cherries, oranges, lemons, jujube, cape gooseberries, jostaberries, black berries, lemonade-blueberries, red and green gooseberries, pomegranates, figs, and pink and white guava.

Depending on your climate you can grow different kinds of fruits and some of mine have died, but I want to taste as many of the weirder fruits that I can't simply buy at the supermarket.
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(Opps , my picture didn't go through.)

Regardless, once you get into growing fruit trees you quickly start noticing fruit EVERYWHERE when you're just walking by houses. Like today I just noticed a huge lychee tree (see picture), which I saw growing in someone's front yard today. If you don't pay attention to fruit you tend to assume most of trees are decorative or only fit for the birds. Another example: I randomly noticed a beautiful strawberry fruit tree in front of a municipal building last summer, and I was willing to sample the fallen fruit only because I knew what it was because I had bought a tree like that from a nursery (which I accidentally killed, but it had lackluster fruit anyway.)


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(*Obsessive autism continues*)

Well, I don't know as much about growing up north, one plus is that you basically get a free pesticide every winter when everything freezes over so it's easier to go organic. You have many kinds of old varieties of apples and stone fruit that do not produce as many fruit further south. I would definitely research cold hardy berries, (blueberries, gooseberries, cloud berries, service berries, salmon berries, etc.)

I would play around with grafting apples, and then branch out to more difficult to work with stone fruit. Cherries, peaches, apricots, hybrid fruit, etc. (Picture is of the tree of 40 that I mentioned.)


Since it's cold I would also try to grow less useful novelty fruit like medlars and quince just for the fun of it. Grafted pawpaws are neat too, (they're supposed to be akin to cold hardy mangoes), though you have to read about pollination requirements.

Apples are one of the easiest fruit to successfully graft, and if you do that you can grow different kinds of apples on the same tree, and have them fruit at different times of the year. There are literally hundreds of varieties of apples that are grown in the northeast that were developed over the centuries and which have various differences in flavor, spice, texture, crispness, appearance, hardiness, etc. You could be surprised how much consumer preferences have changed for apples in 200 years. There are many good but forgotten older varieties. Like I really want to try the "snow apple."

If you wanted to dive into starting a little orchard of fruit trees, I know that Fruitwood nursery in Northern California can bulk ship a lot of kinds of scions across the US for about $5 each, which is less than if you bought rooted plants at a nursery. (I don't mean to shill for them, but they do have a lot of interesting kinds of fruit scions to browse that might intrigue you and give you ideas about what to shop for.) You can eventually start trading seeds and scions with people on the internet.


I would also look up "Weird Fruit Explorer" on YouTube, because he has made a career out of traveling the world to review exotic fruit hardly anyone has heard of. He has hundreds of videos at this point.

If you have space I would also research and immediately plant unusual trees that would take a long time to grow, like the shipova pear which I've heard is divine by pear standards. I also like the crispness of Asian pears. I would then research unsual fruit trees that are frost resistant and that grow in the colder parts of other continents like Asia.
For instance, although most citrus can't stand the freezing cold, the Japanese Yuzu tree is a citrus that has slightly more resistance to the cold, and it lends great flavoring for soda or ramen. Pomegranates are even more cold tolerant. South American fruit trees that naturally grow in colder temperatures at higher elevations like the Lucuma can handle slightly cold temperatures in North America too, (although I don't think they could handle the especially frigid winters of the north-east.) Of course, if you've got money to build a greenhouse and monitor the weather then the sky is the limit and even rare tropicals would be possible. There is a university in Iceland that even grows tropical bananas inside an experimental greenhouses that is heated by geothermal pipes.

But you might as well grow cold weather stuff while you're there, because you might wind up moving south to Hawaii, PR, or Florida someday and want to have a new set of things to experience.


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No. 1106 [Reply]

I liked the old doujin games from the era when they still had to distribute their games on CDs at Comiket. This was before Japanese indie developers started publishing on Steam, (which started during the 2010s.)

There were a lot of MUGEN fighting games. There was Eternal Fighter Zero, (a pretty awesome game of characters from KEY fighting each other (Air, Kanon, and One~ Kagayaku Kisetsu e~.) There was an Elfen Lied game, and one of Lucky Star characters fighting each other. It was a glorious time to play obscure otaku games made for otakus.


I wish Steam was filled with games like these.

It's like back in the 2000s otaku culture was in its' golden age. These obscure games were played by all the otakus. Anime was fucking good. 4chan was a decent website.

Good times.

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I start:

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I love this game as a child, the 3D sequences were impressive to me, it's a comfy game, kinda strange, kinda bad but comfy


Yeah, it definitely wasn't graphically on par with some of the other games at the time and being a later PlayStation game at that. But as you put it, it's EXTREMELY comfy.

Here's a video showing off some of the 3D models for some of the cards/models that were censored. lol
I really wish Yugioh would have been marketed more towards an older teen demographic in the West as it slightly was in Japan.


I like this review


Finally got around to watching it. Definitely had to get some good laughs out of a lot that he said. So true points such as Twin-headed Thunder Dragon being your best friend in the beginning of the game until you grind your life away trying to get better cards. I still remember literally having to beat the mages 400+ times myself and doing the exact memory card "cloning" of cards. Speaking of that, I should still have a memory card with my save data on it if nothing has happened to it. Haven't probably checked on it for about a decade now though. I've played the Japanese version since then through emulation though. Also makes me realize I shouldn't have allowed all of my childhood friends to have a copy of my save file after doing all of that hard work and made them all go through the struggle themselves. lol

I also agree about the starchips system in the game with booster packs as suggested in the video. That would have made things so much easier. Also his claims with Summoned Skull is false. I had one and pretty sure there was a mage or two specifically you faced to get it. (of course after who knows how many duels) I can only imagine how much of my life was wasted doing free duels to get 'rare' cards.


Pokemon, even though I have to admit that I didn't like gen 6. gen 7 and gen 8 but overall the franchise is precious to me. It always takes me back to the simple days of my childhood, sitting in a corner with my gameboy. Sometimes playing with friends, sometimes with my brother. Especially gen 1 - 4 hit hard, because then I was still a child, sometimes while playing it I remember stuff I had long forgotten.
Everytime I pick up a pokemon game it is like I hold a piece of my childhood. Themes like national park and ss anne make me tear up to the point that I have to mute the sound, else I can't contiune to play.

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No. 1088 [Reply]

iSpy photos are so comforting and nostalgic to me. How about you guys?

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What websites did you visit a lot when you were young?

>pic related (basically a site full of kids' games, went there all the time when I was like 8)

>Disaster Labs (group of people who made games, flash movies, webcomics, and other stuff; they disbanded in the late 00s and I still don't know where everyone went)
>Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, etc.
>every cheat code and FAQ site under the sun
>Newgrounds, Albinoblacksheep, and all the flash game sites that grabbed games from them
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just made an account for pojo.biz


I think I was probably around 11 or 12 when I first got home access to the internet. It wasn't until I was 15 that I started browsing *chan boards. I'm glad I wasn't any younger- there's a certain degree of desensitizing I've experienced, but it hasn't full-blown made me feel utterly disconnected from other people.

If anything, one of my main take-aways from *chans (and the internet in general) is that most people have something that makes them weird as fuck, even if it's something they never share with others.


Hard to believe this video is over 23 years old now. I'm sure most people in this thread have seen it throughout the years.


There was a website called heavyweightgames, I just remember going on it a lot. I played Divine Retribution on there and my brother snitched to my parents and got me in trouble.


Sketchfu and Desuchan. I remember Sketchfu kept getting raided by a group claiming to be from Desuchan and lurking on there trying to figure out why they were spamming a shitty oekaki site.

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No. 1082 [Reply]

This thread should be considered a sort of shrine to notable people we've lost in our lifetimes. Given the board, I'd like to keep things /nos/talgic by focusing on positive feelings. Let's reminisce on the happy moments these people brought, rather than sadness.

I'd like to start with the event that inpired me to think on this matter: Kentaro Miura's recent passing.

I was never intimately familiar with Beserk, but it nonetheless influenced me. I recall watching a video essay about Miura's artstyle and was blown away by the intricacy of his scenes. It inspired me to not only learn how to draw, but to emulate him specifically. I look back on all the hours spent painstakingly crosshatching things I drew. Shading was an odd thing to focus on as a beginner, but it is with fondness for these naive moments that I remember the passion Miura's works instilled in me. RIP


My lost my grandma when young, but she always took care of me and made me feel loved. She made awesome pb&js! To me, she was superwoman.


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RIP Miura, It hurts me to think he devoted all his life to his manga and couldn't finish it

The same week we got the notice of Miura's passing, two days after that, I got the notice of one of my only friends passed away as well, he was my first friend, we were friends for almost 20 years, it still hurts.

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God tier toys thread

I got rid of these years ago and I'm kicking myself
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I did! I used to do TMNT vs Street Sharks stuff!


I had TMNT figures, Street Sharks, and Extreme Dinosaurs. Never did have a battle or anything with them though. Mainly just had them team up against other "baddies" I had laying around. I did use to have all of my figures in some really big toy cars/trucks I had do a bunch of races though. I'm sure I probably pitted them against each other in that manner.


I have no idea what happened to my Crash Dummies toys/cars. But I still have the VHS tape that came with them. The intro instantly played in my head when I saw your post.


I remember! I had red one! I don't know where it is now…


I still have one of these in storage.

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No. 1064 [Reply]

Board games! Roleplaying games! Traditional and modern, chess and Dungeons & Dragons.

Do you have games in your heart you liked to play when you were young? What comes to mind when you think of a vacation at your grandparents, what sort of games did they pull out from that old toy-box?

For me it's pic related, Mühle. English name: Nine Men's Morris. I was always a bit too slow for chess but this I could play easily. This week I also started playing Go online. I might get really into it,

It captures the idea of "Easy to learn, Hard to master" very well. I like the philosophy of always looking to improve in the face of losing. I played & played & played and lost maybe 27 games of 30 but then I played against a friend who only knew the rules and I won every game somehow with just a few days of experience.


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Mouse trap!


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Nothing will be closer to my heart than the times playing Yugioh.


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OP here again. Tomorrow is christmas and I get a Go board as a gift, it's very nice. I regret not asking for a more expensive one but plastic will do for now because I have an idea.

I promised myself that if I get to 10kyu I'll buy a more fancy & expensive one. I hope that after all those lockdowns my local Go club meets again so I can muster up some courage and go there.

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No. 1024 [Reply]

Post them, which ones did you get?
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Oh, I see. I guess I just didn't come across those as I don't even remember seeing them in stores.


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Anyone remember these? I had a few of them. Most specifically remember the Magnemite and Golem, then a friend of mine having the Pikachu.


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The Cheerios penny in 2000, can't believe that was 20 years ago…


Hey! I forgot all about that. I wonder if mine is still back at home, as I got one back then too. Thanks for the refresher with posting that. I have a hard time really adjusting that much time actually has went by. Before we even realize it, it'll be 25 and then 30.


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I'm definitely showing my age with this one here. But I still have this Batman coin bank from the cereal in a box full of toys and other various things from when I was a kid. Might be the oldest item from a cereal box I have or at least that I still have. I don't really go out to the store very much now days and I don't usually get cereal pickeed up for me any. But this makes me wonder, does cereal even still package "prizes" or anything else? I never see or hear anything about it anymore. Seems like another thing that was taken from the youth of today or just odds and ends collectors.

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