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829267 No.16256  
Friends, I need your advice in an urgent matter.

Spaghetti or kidney beans?
>> No.16257  
Definitely spaghetti.
The nutritional value of kidney beans is higher, but spaghetti tastes much better.
>> No.16260  
Spaghetti, unless you had too much of it recently.
Beans stick and feel disgusting. The taste is pretty bad too.
>> No.16262  
Okay, spaghetti it will be. Thank you for your help.
>> No.16265  
Update: The spaghetti was delicious.
>> No.16281  
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>>16265

Glad to hear it!
>> No.16497  
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Bunbuns, what should I call my cat? I realized just now that my camera is profoundly dead, so here are some pics of him being a kitten from 2008 instead. He is exclusively in my care now, but started out as being the pet of my parents.

Pics are kind of misleading since he has a lot more fur now. Your input is valued.
>> No.16498  
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And here's another one~
>> No.16499  
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Also this one.

His eyes look really creepy in these pictures, haha. Poor kitty.
>> No.16500  
>>16497
Your parents never named him?
>> No.16501  
If I had a cat, I would probably name it 400 or Alita.
>> No.16503  
>>16497
Call him Mogra.
>> No.16505  
>>16497
Call him Grandpa.
"Grandpa, what are you doing under that car?"
"Grandpa, have you been sleeping in my sister's bed again?"
>> No.16514  
>>16505
"Ugh, gross, Grandpa! Stop licking your crotch on my bed!"

SOLD.
>> No.16560  
Everyone around me is tsundere, how can I survive this?
>> No.16562  
>>16560
Act painfully oblivious to everything, obtain harem. You might need to fight a few demons/ghosts/monsters/ninjas/disgruntled salarymen along the way, though.
>> No.16738  
>>16560
Man up and realize they just don't care about you. The longer it takes, the more painful the realization is.
>> No.16739  
>>16560
Well, at least it means they care about you. It's better than being ignored, so you can take a little comfort in that.
>> No.16742  
>>16738
>>16739
>Man up and realize they just don't care about you.
>Well, at least it means they care about you.

(・A・)
>> No.16743  
>>16742
I always act tsundere towards my friends, it's the only way of showing love I know of... ;_;

As long as they occasionally (rarely in some cases) act a little dere-dere towards you, everything is alright. Don't worry about insults and similar stuff, by dedicating time to you they show how much they actually care.
As of myself, I think I'm almost incapable of praising somebody without insulting them or pointing out faults at the same time.

Though if they act tsun-tsun all the time, and also ignore you... Like >>16738 said they might not really be your friends at all.
>> No.16749  
>>16743
I'm patient with all the tsuntsun, but it gets a bit difficult when there is a serious topic at hand and they get in full tsun mode and I don't know what to do.

A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend about work and money and some personal problems related to those things. I thought it'd be good if he, you know, got it off his chest, but after a little while he interruped me and told me the conversation was pointless and that he had already thought of everything I was telling him. I told him I thought it could help to blow off some steam, and apologized for being pushy. He laughed at me and changed the subject after the obligatory mean comment. After a while he told me was going to sleep and said "thank you". I asked why was he thanking me, to which he replied "just because" and logged off.

This kind of situation happens all the time with some other friends, and it's really confusing. Is the tsuntsun my doing because I'm being a nuisance? I often think that maybe they don't want me to ask about their well-being or try to help when something's troubling them, but then they get a bit deredere... I don't mind that at all, I just wish I'd know if they're like the average harem female lead or if they really just want me to mind my own business.
>> No.16751  
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>A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend about work and money and some personal problems related to those things. I thought it'd be good if he, you know, got it off his chest, but after a little while he interruped me and told me the conversation was pointless and that he had already thought of everything I was telling him.

This is a very difficult to analyze situation, and can't be judged from a simple explanation.
Often when people say things like that, they really want you to mind your own business. However, I've seen somebody simply break into subjects the other doesn't want to talk about before, and it turned out very well.

Personally, I think (but am in no way sure about it) that people will tell what's on their mind to people they feel they can trust. If somebody refuses to talk to you about it, they don't trust you enough. Not as negatively as it sounds...compare it to not wanting to just casually hand over your passwords to a friend - even if you trust them, it's not just something you want to hand over like that, unless you're certain it will lead to good things. You don't want to talk to somebody who doesn't understand your way of thinking and just gives generic half-assed responses. So, as the other person, you will need to convince the person you CAN actually do something useful, and make sure to follow through on that (saying A and then doing B instead is a quick way to completely shatter any amount of trust).

On the other hand, the 'thank you' can just be harmful kindness. People tend to be kind to avoid hurting other people's feelings, but that can instead send the wrong signal. This can then lead to a situation where it only hurts the person more to not send the same signals again. (For example, if you were to take the 'thank you' as a signal you should discuss such things with him more often, and you do so, he might eventually end up telling you to mind your own fucking business, which would hurt you more than if he had originally just not said 'thank you'.)

Like I said, it's impossible to analyze without being familiar with the actual situation. This is a problem you'll have to solve yourself.
>> No.16767  
>>16749
Let me try my hand at analyzing this.

>A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend about work and money and some personal problems related to those things. I thought it'd be good if he, you know, got it off his chest,
I know you had good intentions, but a lot of people like sorting out their problems alone without interference from others. If somebody tries to help them they can get annoyed or even angry. A lot of introverted people are like this.
>but after a little while he interruped me and told me the conversation was pointless and that he had already thought of everything I was telling him.
>he had already thought of everything I was telling him.
This might be true, I think your friend let you talk for a while just to be polite.
>I told him I thought it could help to blow off some steam, and apologized for being pushy. He laughed at me and changed the subject after the obligatory mean comment.
The apology kinda throws him off-guard, tsunderes are weak against love~ Of course, being almost incapable of showing appreciation through anything other than abuse, he insults you and changes the subject.
>After a while he told me was going to sleep and said "thank you". I asked why was he thanking me, to which he replied "just because" and logged off.
Towards the end he finally shows his dere-side, meaning he truly appreciates your sentiments.

...Of course I might be completely wrong, like >>16751 said, it's somewhat hard to understand this with the amount of information we have and I'm no psychologist either. But in case you think my interpretation might have something going for it:
Your friend basically acts exactly the same as I would in the same situation, it's pretty funny, but I digress.
>Is the tsuntsun my doing because I'm being a nuisance?
Both yes and no, you're digging into their private matters which they pretty much dislike, of course the tsun-response is just something automatic and they don't usually mean any harm with it. I think you need a different manner of proceeding. Instead of poking around in their problems, just tell them "I'm here if you need me" or something similar. They will prefer to solve their problems by their own power, but if they're really in a pickle they might come to you for consultation. This is incredibly unlikely though, so don't expect it, but if it does happen, know that the tsundere acknowledges you as a true friend.
>> No.16768  
What is the one thing that everyone wants to give away, but no one wants to receive?

I mostly agree with >>16767. It sounds like he appreciates your concern but wants to deal with his problems himself.
>> No.16807  
>>16751
>Personally, I think (but am in no way sure about it) that people will tell what's on their mind to people they feel they can trust. If somebody refuses to talk to you about it, they don't trust you enough.
Only some people. Others won't tell anyone, depending on what it is they're dealing with.
>> No.16846  
You know, it could be that he's already dealing with his problems and he doesn't need any reminders. Nagging people about their problems is like rubbing salt into their wounds; unless you have anything constructive to add, you should stay out of his business.
If he wants your help, he'll ask for it.

I know you're just trying to be nice and helpful and a good friend, but really, you have to realize that a lot of people don't like talking about their problems if their problems seriously bother them.
>> No.16853  
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I really want to see this translated:

http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=17349953

I've never looked in to getting something translated before. Anybody have experience/recommendations/advice/an idea of how much a commission might cost?
>> No.16854  
>>16853
Professional translation is extremely expensive. Expect prices like 15 cents PER WORD. For example, this entire thread would cost over $200 to translate professionally. You're probably better of getting a non-professional to translate it for you.

I've seen paid translation requests on freelancer.com, which might be a place to try, but I have no personal experience with the place, so I can't guarantee anything.
>> No.16858  
>>16853
I'd kind of like to see this done too. It's hardly a professional job, but I'll translate these bit by bit if you'll typeset them.

Hakurei Reimu
Spirit Drink "Drunken Grace of a Dream"
Serve at 12degC, Taste: sweet <-----|-----> bitter, Difficulty: Normal

Recipe:
Japanese sake: 60 mL
Lychee liqueur: 1 tsp
Orange bitters (Noord's): 1 tsp
Grapefruit juice: 15 mL
Maraschino cherry: 1
Preparation: shaken

Shake the ingredients and pour into a cocktail glass. Sink the cherry into the drink. The lychee liqueur can have an overpowering flavor, so make sure not to use too much.
>> No.16862  
>>16854
I appreciate the information, I've bookmarked the page and intend to check it out if something comes up in the future.

>>16858
Thanks, you've made my day! I can't say that my typography is professional either, but I'd be happy to give it a shot. Seemed like a good excuse to make a thread on /projects/, so I started one. Also, no hard feelings if you decide to stop at any point. Just let me know so I can continue to look into it.
>> No.16873  
>>16853
Wow, some of these look really delicious.
Maybe I should try learning how to mix drinks.
brb, re-watching Bartender.


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