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No.162
If you're here, chances are you've been browsing imageboards since you were a teen. So, 99chan, how has adulthood been treating you? What's your life like?
¨ No.164
I have to admit that the most unsettling thing is how people I don't know on the Internet are always trying to mine my data.
¨ No.169
>>164
Just let us mine you you little shit, it makes it easier to make money.
¨ No.193
Finished college and as per quota got a job not in my field. Should be able to move out without starving though, which I'm into. Excited about that element of the future, outside of that, emotionally in shambles and crushed by the inevitably of any satisfaction I derive from life being fleeting and my existence being basically cosmic shit reproducing itself ad infinitium to no conceivable ends.
¨ No.228
I have grown into an alcoholic, insane, occasionally drug abusing, deviant. I dropped out of university after three years, didn't get any certificates or anything. I have lots of friends whom I'm close to, but I feel very alone and isolated and don't even think I ever want to be intimate with anyone. I purchased an apartment a few months ago, make mortgage payments now. I am able to support myself with a part time job, it's union and has great benefits and pays well. Since I make a high wage at a part time job this leaves me lots of time to pursue my true calling: being a confused loser stumbling around hurting myself because nothing else feels meaningful.

A few weeks ago I did mushrooms for the first time with this guy and his girlfriend, I had invited them over to my new apartment from the bar. I'd only met them once before. I ended up having to call the cops on the guy at about 4am because he refused to leave me house, threatened me, then barricaded himself in my bathroom to fuck his unconscious girlfriend. This is my life.
¨ No.239
>>162
My life sucks and I want to die. I work a dead end minimum wage job, I show up late to most days and leave early. I recently stopped smoking cigarettes and weed and its only made me realized how little patience I have for a decent chunk of people.

I rarely bother to hang out with anyone I prefer to be alone. I'm not a whiny bitch or anything I just don't see the point in doing literally anything. I could go to school get into debt get a better job and just dick around but honestly what is the point in life? its just a series of events most of which you just kind of settle for, spending most of your life working so you can spend ten to 20 years doing fuck all while your body grows more decrepit.

The entire living thing just seems like a lack luster experience. I think people just hang on to it because they figure its all you will ever have. The more I study quantum physics, psychology, world religions and spirituality the more I think consciousness survives death so I'm not convinced this is all there is. I mostly stay alive to see if things change in society to a degree it becomes interesting and worth while also I don't want to upset others. If things don't get interesting by this October I'm probably gunna call it quits. I feel like I'm just wasting time and nothing feels worth while putting effort or energy into.
¨ No.242
Dropped out of college, started working in the culinary industry, making enough to survive and save a small amount, became complete alcoholic, lost everything to drinking, met rich junkie, started working again and stopped drinking steel reserve and she stopped heroin, now about to start school and take out loans, its looking up after a long time of shittiness.
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Finished college with no debt and a Master's degree. Just moved to a new town after landing a good union job with healthcare and benefits. Make a comfortable middle class salary, and live alone in a clean two bedroom apartment.

I am almost certainly not a serial killer.
¨ No.257
I am a NEET for now, thanks to my rich family. I've never worked a day of my life though, which will probably only make my inevitable ejection all the more painful. I'm just enjoying it while it lasts I guess.
¨ No.258
I'm losing all my friends to cocaine and transexuals, but other than that, I guess I'm doing fine. I'm gonna become a certified RN at the end of this year hopefully.
¨ No.262
>>258
Coked out transsexuals are the only friends one needs.
¨ No.263
I'm pretty much a NEET, though I have a pretty solid savings from the work I have done in the past, I'm just still not sure about the future though. I'd really like to hopefully set up an etsy shop and take private commissions for some artistic things I like making (scifi props and historical arms and armor), but I'm probably being naive if I think that'll ever give anything more than a side income. If at all possible in life I'd like to avoid the 9-5 job thing, every one I've had so far has been incredibly soul crushing to the point of suicidal thoughts, but maybe I'm just being a spoiled little millennial fuck and need to accept it.

As for social life, it's ok, I'm happy enough. Nearly all my friends are just old high school buddies though, I just don't get out enough to make new ones. Also one of them that I thought I was really close with recently just completely stabbed me in the back and pretty much told me I'm nothing but trash to him, so there's that. Also, no gf, but that's my own fault for just not meeting people. Generally I like smaller social circles, though admitting it is a bit smaller than I prefer right now.

All in all, usual story of a millennial shut-in who never applied himself much, but I'm not depressed or nothing. Life is generally alright for now, just the future is kinda scary. If all goes to shit though, I love the outdoors at least, so living in the woods wouldn't be so bad.

>>228
>>239
Damn. Sorry to hear that guys. Don't kill yourselves though, the ability to exist and experience is a precious gift you only receive once. Take a walk in some woods, or look at some good art, there's meaning there.
¨ No.264
>>242
Found cassanova
¨ No.273
>>263
Follow your dreams my man, you seem like an honest dude. Just be kind and work hard, and you should land in a good spot.

And if you fail, you can always become an alcoholic and shitpost here.
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I finished university (2 years later than most people), fell for a beautiful damaged girl harder than I even knew was possible (it ended badly), moved to a shitty town (where I know nobody), and got a respectable job (which I quite enjoy). I don't think I've posted here in about 5 years but here I am again. Good to see the place is still around and we've not all killed ourselves!!
¨ No.293
>>289
Somehow it all works out. Except when it doesn't of course.
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¨ No.303
My life is quite wonderful (but I still find a few things to bitch about).

I have a job as a math tutor at the school I go to, and it pays minimum wage but it is very easy and I enjoy it a lot. I've met a lot of people that I really liked and I've had some personal growth while working here.

One of my friends is this girl who's also worked here, longer than anyone. She's very cute and plays around and says some funny shit. She's moving soon to a new job and new town with her long term boyfriend who moved there last quarter. I'm really sad that she's leaving! Now that my friend is leaving I wish I'd spent more time talking to her. I've have always been introverted and practically never make plans with friends, which is something I should change.

I fucked up my friendship with a girl who I REALLY liked by asking her out. I don't regret doing that but I _do_ wish I hadn't messed up our friendship (which I knew could happen). I really enjoyed talking to her and now when I see her at school sometimes things are a bit awkward. I definitely learned a lot from this though. I gained more self awareness.

I really thought I was going to turn into an adult at some point. What I need to do in my life is get out there and do more of the things I'm afraid to do. I think most of my growth in life isn't being held back by lack of opportunities, it's lack of will / effort on my part.
¨ No.328
i am looking for 2 jobs to grind until i enter college
¨ No.459
I'm in a decent career working data science, not for a lot of money (DC nonprofit) but still it's a good launchpad. I live in a house with my girlfriend of two years, we still fuck twice a week, we have a dog and we are doing okay.

Keep feeling like I just want to break up and go be alone in China or something retarded like that. I'd probably get so miserable that I would kill myself (last time I was single things got messy pretty often) so I guess I should just sit here and keep doing this stuff until I die.
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Managing to complete high school was the single solitary achievement of my life. Since then (almost 6 years) I've never had a girlfriend, never had sex, never had a job, never gotten my driver's license, gone on disability for severe emotional problems and mental illness, lost a testicle to cancer, and only leave my apartment once a week to buy food. Life is an endless series of trifles and disappointments but it still beats being dead. Any fleeting moments of happiness I might have are tainted by the constant niggling thought "none of this friggin matters" in the back of my head.

It also feels like the world has become a darker, angrier, more hostile place over the past decade or so. Political divides are sharpening, people aren't allowed to enjoy works of art solely because someone from the "other tribe" made them, the surveillance state grows ever more powerful and people line up for the privilege of selling what few rights and freedoms they have left for the empty promise of "security" from "terrorism". Cynicism and irony pervade every avenue of public discourse making any kind of reasonable discussion impossible because rather than change a flawed viewpoint when new evidence is presented it's much easier to say "I was just pretending bro, lol trolled u mad?". Certainly part of it is nostalgia and the filter of time but I genuinely believe that the world was a much less hostile and cynical place even just a decade ago.
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>>461
Forgot to add, the only thing that sustains me is escapism in the form of video games and anime, and I've been watching them go from a niche hobby made by passionate people with a vision who wanted to make something they themselves would watch/play into a commercialized wasteland built around focus groups and aimed solely at making profit.

In real life I'm just a fat loser with one ball, games let me live out the exciting and interesting life I always wanted but soon even that will be denied to me in favor of soulless AAA.
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>>461
>>463
The "world" is pretty much objectively worse than it was ten years ago, so it's not just you. Personally I hated the 00s and have been chilling in the 10s, but there's no doubt we're in a pretty shitty place socio-politically. It's not a surprising considering the massive recession and resulting economic realignment. We went from arguing about wars and the economy- things with no inherent tribalism- to arguing about race and sex again, all because of cell phone videos and teenagers talking shit. At one time it felt like you could make a joke about Obama being a nig who is going get shot up soon by a rival gang while smoking his menthols, now it feels like everyone is trying to recruit you into their white power or cool kid communist clubs, and if you're not immediately on board with their unironic buzzword-laden cocksucking of 70 year old fuckheads you're the enemy. Shit's just not fun anymore.

I disagree about video games, though. It's not any kind of "renaissance" but even the AAA industry has gotten marginally better over time, but you have a thriving indie market. It' kinda hard for me to complain with games like Overwatch, Battlefield 1, Nier: Automata and other shit coming out from big publishers. I even really like ME: Andromeda personally. That's not counting the number of good-to-great indie shit out there. One of the reasons I can't let Bioware go is because the late 00s and really early 10s were a fucking wasteland. Nothing but AAA CoD clones, the DS was an awkward 2.5D machine, I still have no idea why the Wii was successful because it had little but shit on it, and you had absolutely no indie market to fall back on. There was basically three straight years while I was in school where the only games I cared enough to play were Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fallout 3, and TF2.

I'm not sure if I agree on anime. I probably do. When you first get into anime it's such a wide, new world because there's this huge backlog of great anime that's just waiting to be marathoned. So just getting into it will always feel like the best time. Then you start following new stuff from season to season with an open mind, it all feels exciting. But then you start seeing the same bullshit over and over and it stops being as fun. Another harem wish fulfillment thing, another fucking idol show, another magical battle high school dogshit, more VR game cockcheese. It might be because of my high standards and discerning taste, but really I've just been picking out three shows a season for years, sometimes it goes down to two or one but the quality has seemed fairly consistent for a while now. 90% pandering cliche bullshit but there's something interesting or at least well-made embedded in it enough to watch. So idunno, could just be rose-goggles there. You could try doing what I did and pick up some older, long-running anime that are fun and not talked about a lot, like Urusei Yatsura or Dr. Slump. Somehow they feel fresh and genuinely entertaining/funny despite being ancient.
¨ No.465
>>303
what on earth were you thinking, asking out a girl with a long term boyfriend? That was never going to end well regardless of what she said
¨ No.466
>>465
No, sorry, different girl. I didn't ask out my friend who moved.
¨ No.468
>>464
tl;dr
¨ No.469
>>468
Well that's fine because you're a cunt and I don't talk to cunts so there.
¨ No.474
>>469

give me a hug
¨ No.475
There is not one aspect of my current life that is the direct consequence of my conscious efforts, desires or will. I am almost completely living an acciental life. There's plenty that keeps me content, but nothing that makes me happy.

Oh well! At least I'm a white male.
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>>474
Are you sure you want to go down that road I am very emotionally needy.
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>>476
we can make it
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>>491
That article is stupid. We have all that technology and have had it for like five years. It's just stupid gimmick technology that no one uses or cares about.
¨ No.519
I've been suicidal for over a decade now. I've been depressed for most of my life and I'm probably a good fit for some kind of medicine, but I'm too proud to go to the doctor.

The last couple of years I've been drinking more than usual, having some kind of slow suicide attempt.

I'm a store manager for some fucking joke chain, totally over qualified, having a degree in financial management accounting.

Thanks to a great start in life I have enough disposable income to be a working alcoholic, but at my age I should really be in a place where I should have some passive ROI.

I'm just playing PS4, drinking and waiting for my mother to die before I off myself.
¨ No.548
I'm 26 and just got my first pair of dentures. Horrible teeth run in my family and since I grew up in the era where kids started drinking juices and soda all the fucking time they were basically ruined as soon as they came in. I lost my first adult tooth when I was 14, and of course it was in the front. It's true that I didn't take great care of them- brushed them once every now and then, but I don't remember brushing my teeth and not seeing blood in the sink after. So I went through my entire early adult hood with jacked up teeth. As you can expect, I've never had a romantic or sexual relationship and because of that early damage I don't think I ever will. I got a nice escort in Baltimore a few years back to finally lose my virginity, but I think my cock is broken on top of it all or something because it's really hard for me to cum. I've only ever been able to have real orgasms while dreaming, and I dream vividly. Even she was fucking confused as to why some no-kiss otaku nerd virgin was having such a tough time. You might think that could be an asset, but my cock is below average. Sure I was happy to be able to touch a boob and feel a pussy for once but the whole experience was awkward and I didn't really want to do it again. Sometimes I wish I was still technically a virgin so that wasn't my first time. I got my cock sucked one time before that, by a female friend in college who really wanted drug money. You can guess what sort of effect that had on me.

I got an associate's degree (debt-free) and then got a job doing tech support over the phone for Apple products. It was work from home and I didn't actually mind it too much, but it paid like shit and was exhausting. I dropped that job, not sure if I would have done it again. At least I didn't have to worry about dressing up every day or worrying about people seeing my teeth. But I dropped it and got my Bachelor's (not debt-free), but trying to get a "real job" with horrible teeth turned out to be fucking impossible. I answered all pre-screening questions right and well in interviews, but they get one glimpse inside my mouth and probably figured I was a meth addict or something. It doesn't help that my general area is far from a STEM jobs area. So my family was finally able to scrounge enough money together to just pull all my teeth, and that happened last February and got dentures just this week. Since graduating all I've done is translate Japanese porn for free, I also translated a manga for a while years ago.

Even with all that I'm not really all that miserable. When you come to the realization when you're barely even a teenager that you're probably never going to get laid without paying for it, you learn to develop a personality when you're with people and learn how to be happy on your own. I didn't mind getting "friendzoned" because it meant that I had friends, decent ones that didn't mind me hanging around and doing drugs with them. A few of them were memespouting channers, and I was one for a while before getting bored and annoyed by it, moving to 7, then 78, then 99.

Cases like Elliot Rodger and other angry incel types on the internet just confuse me. They tend to look okay and they could definitely get the women they're obsessed with if they just had a not-shit personality and shut up about how their superior logic proves god doesn't exist and how feminists hate all men.
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>>548
>Since graduating all I've done is translate Japanese porn for free, I also translated a manga for a while years ago.
Would you be interested in translating two japanese movies from an excellent film series? Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead 4 and 5.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3654212/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3721554/

The first three have been translated and I adored them. I've been waiting for ages and harassing a few people I know to make a translation happen but I've met with no luck. You should watch the first few movies at least, they are actually really great movies, hidden gems even. The main premise is that a zombie plague strikes the world but it only infects men. Furthermore, the virus remains inert until an infected man gets an erection, at which point the virus activates and turns him into a zombie with a massive zombie-boner whose only desire is to rape women. When a zombie rapes and ejaculates into a woman, they instantly die. The only way to kill the zombies? Cutting off their dicks.

Other than a lot of gratuitous sex and violence, the movie also discusses otaku culture, how Picasso was influence by ancient Asian art and in turn how he influence modern manga art style, christian influence on Japan, and a mishmash of other philosophical concepts.

If you are interested just let me know. I have the DVD rips on my computer, and I could encode them down to a reasonable size in a day or two.
¨ No.566
>>548
>Since graduating all I've done is translate Japanese porn for free, I also translated a manga for a while years ago.

Besides working in a shitty grocery job, this is my story exactly. I got pretty heavily into visual novels for a period of time, and decided to make use of my abundant free time to learn Japanese so I could play the more obscure untranslated eroge. Eventually I got good enough at it to read pretty much what I wanted, but by that point, eroge/manga lost the luster they once had. So, I was left with a skill that saw no application in my life other than to consume otaku culture, and a need to vindicate the time spent learning it. That got me into translating a couple of doujin as favor for a circle of online friends, and if E-hentai is any proof, is ironically what let me make my mark on existence over everything I learned from years in college.

I wish J-E translation was a more lucrative area, but I understand it's a saturated market filled with weeaboos with too much time and too little aspiration.
¨ No.567
>>558
I get that frustration, but it's not something I'm going to do. Translating a chapter of manga or doujin and translating an entire movie is a different level really. I've never been into the pulpy silly live action stuff anyway.

>>566
>I wish J-E translation was a more lucrative area, but I understand it's a saturated market filled with weeaboos with too much time and too little aspiration.

I wouldn't call it saturated, but it is more populated than Korean or Chinese. For the time I was looking for a job, having Japanese on my resume actually got me more callbacks than anything else, but most want a JLPT score and you basically have to be fluent in speech and writing (so anything below N2 is pointless). I kept telling myself I'd get one eventually but spending hundreds of dollars between studying, the test, and getting to one of the few cities where you can take it has proved too much of a pain, especially considering my teeth were still fucked.
¨ No.570
>>566
What about E-to-J translation though?
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>>570
The rule of thumb is to have a native understanding of the language you are translating into. Even people who can understand a good amount of Japanese usually can't speak or compose it so well. Like when you see one of those comically broken English translations made by Asians, it'll sound just as broken to a Japanese ear if I tried to translate something into Japanese.
¨ No.572
>>567
Do your new teeth look good? It sounds like that's a huge improvement in your life, good for you.
¨ No.573
Still working retail. I spend less time angry than I used to but still too much. Other than that life is actually pretty easy, thankfully.
¨ No.574
>>572
They look good. You still have to relearn how to talk and eat, but once you get beyond that it could be worse.
¨ No.579
>>567
Aw man! Those movies have gone like almost two years without being translated and it's beginning to upset me. I figured at least one of my weeaboo friends would be up for it but they either recoil in terror at the name Rape Zombie or claim to be busy translating other things. I WANT TO KNOW HOW THE SERIES ENDS!>>567
¨ No.582
>>579
I only got into learning Japanese and translating stuff because I was frustrated that a manga I loved wasn't being translated. The fact that I could now read a good bit of porn was something I only figured out after.

Sometimes you have to be the change you want to see in the world. I mean, the manga got licensed like 6 months after I started translating it but eh.
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>>548
I feel for you. I've had fucked up teeth since I was a kid too because my parents were to busy buying booze and coke to ever pick up toothpaste or take me to a fucking dentist. Now I have a bunch of yellow, broken, crooked, ugly faggot teeth with gaps and overlaps and cavities everywhere. Fucking hate myself because of it.

It's not meth addict looking level decay just yet, but I have literally never open mouthed smiled in front of someone in my entire life because it's so fucking embarrassing. Having messed up teeth can really fuck up your life. I feel like I've never really been able to enjoy regular activities like going to funny movies or telling jokes with friends because I'm afraid I'll let my guard down and accidentally crack a smile. Now everyone thinks I'm an uptight dickhead because I never laugh or smile.

I'm 28 now, and finally have some income and a basic dental plan so I'm saving up to get a bunch of work done, and hopefully salvage what I can without pulling everything. I've been trying to take better care of them ever since I moved out and started living on my own. Eventually I want to get my wisdom teeth pulled, get a bunch of fillings, do a full bleaching, and install some invisible braces, but I worry that I'm to old at this point to bother since they'll probably just start rotting out in ten or twenty years regardless of what I do.
¨ No.595
>>592
If I could give some advice to your or anyone else reading this, don't be afraid of Indian or other Asian dentists. Every western dentist I encountered on my long, painful journey have been your stereotypical dentist weirdos and assholes. It was clear they look down on you for having shitty teeth as if it's an indelible character flaw and god help you if you tell the truth about how often you take care of your teeth. Not that I cared an awful lot, I just wanted them fixed, didn't care too much about what they said to me, but them questioning your character in subtle ways never helps. One lady I had I'm pretty sure she got turned on or something by cleaning by teeth, it was weird. Others just don't want to spend more than 2 minutes talking to you. You don't choose that profession because you're a normie.

Indians or other Asians, on the other hand, just got into it because it was a good living in a foreign country. He was the only dentist who actually gave a shit and was upfront about what was best. Can't say they're all great obviously, just my experience.

Some dentists will also try to do as much work to you as possible so they can milk your teat, even if it's not really wise to do so. If the teeth and cracked and broken they're never really going to get better, getting root canals and caps and shiz is more of a stop-gap. It's still probably better than dentures if you have some money, though.

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