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You've probably heard of Lain, of the Wired.
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hi, this is a very nice imageboard and i feel a bit less lonely here. i finished lain a while ago and i am just regressing each day more and more in complete darkness. i can't even feel emotions unless i cry. meanwhile i'm really getting more and more online. It's like i'm searching for something that does not even exist. i really relate to lain in a way and the message to be with someone. I've seen the hikikomori thread and although i still go out for uni i'm feeling like i am becoming one too.

How do you deal with the unbearable loneliness? How can i connect with someone? I wish i had someone, but i can't trust anyone it's so hard. It's so hard to connect to someone even in the wired i don't know how to do it.

Is there a way?
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I would like to say I had lots of friends and was popular until I was 14 and moved to another city, from 14 to 18 I had no real friends other than internet people and was raised by the internet, I know that those times are the hardest part, hormones, girls and lack of a clear path in life but trust me it gets better, you just gotta go out and to something, adult life its not like high school, now as somebody who people see it as "cool" adult I wish I could just tell young me to stop being so retarded and just talk to people instead of being too cool for school and waiting on people to fall on my lap.
The hardest thing I learned being internet raised is that if you want something you gotta get out and go and get it, anime is not real, you wont magically meet a best friend or a cute quiet girl. The best you're gonna do it with that attitude its failed normies/junkies who scoop up the desperate to hangout(and take advantage) with because they have been rejected by everybody else.

You haven't been rejected yet, you just haven't tried.


Thank you. I am not sure if I am in the right place to do this though… having a depressed person in a debate group would not be a great show at all, right?
I am sorry, but as I said I don't want to tell myself that It will get better, I just want to act like you suggest. But I don't have anywhere to go, so I stay at home all the time because it's the only place I feel somewhat normal. Although, I can't even make friends online, because I don't even know how to do that.


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You really have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone if you want things to change in your life. You can't look at activities and situations you've never been in and come up with an excuse to think you'll hate it when in reality you've never experienced it so you won't know until you try it. Even while you're reading this you're trying to come up with a reason why I'm wrong and why it's better that you stay in your comfort zone away from things that you think you won't like but have never tried. For any real change to happen in your life, OP, you need to reject that low self esteem inner voice and put yourself out there. You won't get instant results. It takes time and a commitment to expose yourself to people you don't know and situations you've never been in. It's exposure therapy and it'll cure you of most of the problems you've stated having in this thread. The first step is always the hardest and that step is telling yourself that you're wrong and that you're gonna put yourself in a social situation no matter how afraid you are to do it.

I believe in you, so you better not let me down, Lain


Well… All right. Yes, I was already making some excuses. I am at home for another week or two because I have exams, but then I promise I will do something… I just need to find the right places to try. I don't live very near the city but I will do my best. I hope I will eventually find someone. Thanks Ain.

(by the way, i love dead space and callisto protocol ;) )


You gotta fucking stand up for yourself

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I feel like we might have a bit in common. I spent the last 3 years trying to be social and make some friends, and I think I'm actually doing pretty well now.

I still feel like with almost all people I'm playing a try-to-be-social game, consciously changing my behavior to be friendly and energetic around people. Multiple times I've felt like I've lost who I really am, like as if who myself is has become this formless emotionless being who puts on different masks and steals personality traits.

Despite that, I've still had a lot of fun and learned a lot from my friends. They make me feel better and I really enjoy being around them even though I'm coldly thinking about how to behave socially.

I think your idea of connecting with people is a high bar that doesn't have to be reached with most people. The people I feel like I've connected and I can "be myself" with, either I've known so well we feel like siblings or I can talk about stuff I really like and they like it too. This is like 4 people, and I only found them because I was trying to become friends with so many people.


fuck, meant as a reply to >>>/lain/1626


>>1638 hi, i replied to you in the original thread!

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anybody read despera? what did you think of it, and how did you interpret it's ending?
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the script for was released only in japanese and a full translation was made available only recently. though it's been 14 years since that came out and konaka said basically the entire story was changed since then. here's the link if u wanna read it https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cc90_qrIes8RfHWNLBICEyA97jBlJmd5Dhx3YMgslek/mobilebasic


I have never heard of this before, but I have to check this out since it has the same director and char. designer as Texhnolyze and SEL.


it's not just by the same creators, it's a spiritual successor to lain and the project dates back to 2003


never even heard of it, but
>Ain (あいん, Ain) - A 14-year-old girl who resides in her workshop in the basement of the Ryōunkaku in Asakusa, Tokyo. A technical genius with no prior scientific knowledge, she is able to create electronic devices far beyond the capabilities of the current era. Some of the devices created include early versions of a modern computer, complete with typewriter keyboards and cathode ray tube display monitors. In the graphic novel, one of her ongoing works is a mysterious robot which she refers to as Father (お父さん, Otō-san). Despite being 14 years old, she often displays the maturity of an adult. She is also shown to be capable of generating electricity from her hands when she takes on a tank squadron later in the story.

sounds familiar


>She is also shown to be capable of generating electricity from her hands when she takes on a tank squadron later in the story.
sounds pretty fucking cool

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hi hello
im new to this whole imageboard posting thing. i dont even know if this will work.

whats your connection to serial experiments lain? or lain herself?
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My connection is being a huge fan of The Big O and Digimon Tamers back when they were first airing in the West, finding out later that they were both written by the same guy, and eventually checking out the other shows he wrote for. I guess I'm more of a Konaka fan than strictly a Lain fan.
What blows my mind about a lot of Konaka's stuff is how he kind of predicted the state of the modern Internet well in advance. Like, it's hard to look at Eiri and his worshippers and not ponder the unhealthy parasocial relationships that so many lonely people have with e-celebs and Twitch streamers these days. It's hard to watch the D-Reaper feed off Juri's misery and not draw comparisons to the social media monopolies who have built so much of their business model on doing just that. I haven't found any other writer who's tackled these sorts of big issues so elegantly without being overly corny/preachy about it.


Hi! i'm also rlly new to this imageposting thing lol

So, i haven't finished SEL yet but it i relate to Lain a bit about this whole dissociating discussion. The fact that she is this kind of avatar and the "real" Lain doens't exist at all made me think about my personal relations with my friends and family. Sometimes i start to analyze myself before these interactions and just started to freak out bc i wasn't recognizing myself, like, i look at the scene in my head and think
"ok that's not me"
i have many connections with Lain and the anime itself, but i want to finish it before i can coment more


Take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor


For me it allowed for tech to not be good or evil, but to just be. The Navi builds and communication potential were a net positive, escapism and unaddressed mental issues were a warning - overall I felt a little hollow by the ending but that's life in general isn't it.?

As time went on, I identified with the father quite a bit - even if the rest of the family is checked out, work, hobbies, and the wired are still there.


>As time went on, I identified with the father quite a bit - even if the rest of the family is checked out, work, hobbies, and the wired are still there.
That is the trap, the family its where the true happiness is, but the wired keeps you from doing anything about it since you can always escape. You are in limbo, there, but not there just waiting to escape again, it wouldn't even matter if the family was not there, matter of fact, you would prefer it so. Scary

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guys please send in a reply your fav lain mem
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If you join a server with Liberty Prime on it (or a similar bot) you should be able to use a command to grab your PFP.


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What a kind gesture contrasted with a one word insult and no additional context.
Wirechan, you perplex me.


I don't think Lain would dress like that.


Club lain would


A notice; A thread about Death and moving on. I didn't really see a place for it; of course it's up to someone if they want to keep it. I know in the construction of this place that was kept out of it. b/c /feels/ in other places tends to lead to drugs or just unuseful discussion. of course, what the fuck am i adding? I couldn't really post this anywhere else so I'm trying here. That's all I can do. I don't need help. I don't want it. I just...want to put this somewhere. Thanks.
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If I can't come back, thank you for all you did and all you tried to do.I'll never forget that.I broke through, and now it's your turn. Go be what I saw in you.Sorry for stealing your name too.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascination_with_deathAs always there are a lot of things to consider.I am curious about what death holds. To a certain extent it represents, to me, the ultimate freedom. It is really the only achievable way humans have of transcending all laws of reality and fantasy (at least with our current knowledge and technology). It takes a certain kind of courage to stare death in the face without fear, or so I have been told.On the other hand I am equally curious about what the future holds for humanity. This curiosity is really the only thing keeping me alive at the moment. Looking at all the awesome new tech that comes out every day never ceases to amaze me.


I am hopeful that in my lifetime there will be great urgency and progress to cure death. There are some great people involved in the transhumanist and biotech industries. I am quite enamored by the teachings of Aubrey de Grey, bringing a rational approach to solving natural death. Thanks to the human condition we will never be satisfied even in a complete utopia. There will always be some knowledge that eludes us, such as any of the infinite questions with no answers. What it is like to be dead is just one of those.Without having a perfect knowledge of your life and situation I can only speculate. I sincerely wish you all the best in your endeavors.


Thanks for your comments. I'm interested in transhumanism in the sense that I think there should be some kind of marker or permanence to someone's life that they could leave behind other than the biological imperative.So much of our experience translates from the biological, as most of our brain is hardwired for that. But we've an abstraction now that we've created and it's not only a part of our world but it's a part of us too.So that's interesting. I just hope that we don't build these things too far too fast, so that we're not maturing with it. I don't expect anyone or anything to solve our problems, just what we can fix and carve a little life for ourselves and each other.


This is one of my old bookmarks.

Are you still alive op?

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lain game remake leak (real)
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Would be cool, but I think the WebGL port is all we're going to get.


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Source? Don't tell me I'll have to get a nitendo º.º


nice sleeve. looks pretty good. nice work anon


Its actually minecraft


psx lain is in fact not minecraft

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lain forever

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Does anyone remember the website mebio.us? You can find it on archive.is, see if that will jog your memory. The source code is still available, so I was thinking I'd host an instance of it. What do you think?
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mebious.co.uk is not up.


It is up.
current status: 17th April 2021 10:25 UTC


The server is accessible,
unlike the service it was known for hosting.


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she is


I love her so much


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