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You've probably heard of Lain, of the Wired.
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sorry for bad english

but this question is always on my head and i want an awnser


Maybe it happened but so did 9/11 or ww2, what difference does it make?


>this question is always on my head
bro why?

thats like being concerned about whether or not theres a chickenpox vaccine in the Winnie the Pooh universe.

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i loved my first view of the show, but a few episodes in i started to feel like a deeper connection in lain. i saw myself in her, in some way. i don't know if it makes sense, but whatever.
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As I said: she doesn't just kill herself, she removes all traces of her existence, as if she never existed to begin with. Electrocuting myself won't achieve that.


But she does exist in the wired and while no one else does SHE knows and it will stay with her forever




was thinking a new job or hobby but sure


what kind of job/hobbies do you currently have?

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she is


I love her so much


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Transgender icon


Neo-luddite icon

You choose


Why would she be either of that? I thought she was the patron saint of Internet addicts.



A lass who's tech savvy.


Troons love her

Techies turned tedbros love her

Internet addicts just haven't picked a path yet

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i'm trying to find where original lain artwork comes from like this one below whos the artist wwwww just need a place where all of them are collected together


is this even official??????? i dont even know. just need lain art lol. style is cool


It's your lucky day!
Every page from Omnipresence In Wired by ABe, is on the internet archive. All the official artwork and scanned in high quality.




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guys please send in a reply your fav lain mem
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Powerlines go Bzzzzz.


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Stolen from an anon, in another thread.


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me me


What's up with the shoes? I don't remember those from the animu.


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Through the weird way life works, I found myself here. I decided I would leave a post asking if anybody considers themselves to be Hikikomori or if anyone knows of it. I just feel really alone and want to reach out. I haven't seen any friends for over a year now since the house fire. I'm comfortable where I am now, but I'm so isolated.
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Be positive, maybe they've stepped away from the internet to take care of themselves.


But have we truly?


Neet.moe is shite now so I'm here


I remember going to that site not long ago, i looked at the posts, found the old posts comfy and kind, found the new posts as nothing but 4chan neets discussing roasties, like nothing but endless posts about "roasties" and fucking neetdom, like the worst discussion one could get on the internet.


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Nice to meet you fellow newfag. I've been channel trawling lately and found this one. It's a very slow channel but also seems sporadically active depending on the board.

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something that I did with my laptop trackpad featuring some radiohead lyrics
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kind of looks like an alien, also here's a picture of a funny birthday cat as a sign of a job well done.


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heres lain on mspaint


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Made another lain, mostly as practice.
Patch notes:
>added eyebrows
>Changed how the brow-line was drawn
> Used older work of mine as reference for eyes, I forgot that I never drew Irises
>Changed and improved chin placement and construction, I forgot a very important guidline in the previous Lain
>Wider and better placed neck


Nice one!

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First off the "HandiNAVI" was likely inspired by Apple's Newton MessagePad from 1993. Second Alice's Navi is a near-direct copy of the Apple iMac G3 From 1998. Third Lain's first Navi is a clear reference to the 1997 20th Anniversary Macintosh. Finally, we have the Copeland OS operating system that lain uses which is named after a failed OS developed by Apple from 1994 to 1996


I still wish someone would 3D print her red Personal Navi. Failing that I've always wanted to retrofit a Mac Mini into a broken TAM, but they aren't getting any cheaper.

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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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Hello, I see you posted this a month ago, hopefully you return. When you ask what someone's connection to the anime or Lain herself, I presume you're asking what draws a person to the show.

For me, it clicked almost immediately while watching. I saw a couple memes with Lain in them and I thought she looked adorable, so I decided to check it out. I remember finding it so strange, but intriguing at the same time. It was nothing like anything I'd seen before and I'm not just talking about anime. It was such a shock when I found out it came out in the 90s and wasn't as popular as other forms of media like EVA and Akira. I remember trying to individually get close friends and family members to watch the show and realize it's elegance like I did, but it clicked with none of them and even die hard anime watchers I know in real life had never heard of it. Even watching it with other people made the show feel bad, however, this only solidified how special it was to me; how special it made me feel. I realized that I, while not being special or anything, saw things like this differently than most people. It felt like I was understood by a form of media, but more importantly, it felt like I was understood by Lain herself. I believe anyone can see Lain in themselves in some form or fashion, but it takes a certain kind of person to love Lain. Over the years after watching and rewatching a few times, I happened upon the other forms of Lain like the short manga and PS1 game. Shortly thereafter I found little pockets of the internet like mebious, arisuchan and now this place as well! Of course this would be the fanbase, it wouldn't be right if it was anything else. The amount of love and admiration for Lain I've seen is incredible. It brings out the most creative people I've seen for a long time. The people that got it, like I did, do really exist in the world. I'm not alone! Let's all love Lain!


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.

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