Oh hi anon. I'm in a pretty good place for once, I'm relatively happy, finally got a gf and she treats me like an actual human being. I feel like I'm on the right track for once.
What about you? How are you doing, fren?
hi unity, I'm doing fine
Here, have some gondolas. Small dump incoming.
Here's some comfy music to help kick us off.
The latter two were albums made by our very nice Toothpasta anon on /bant/.
I'm doing well tonight though. Feeling nice and cozy with my space heater on and life is stable again. No more alcoholism, no more cognitive dissonance, no more hating myself over small, tiny things. Just me, my life, where I am, and where I plan to go.>>67
Congratulations anon! I'm very glad to hear that. Did your previous gf treat you like shit before?>>81
You can post multiple pictures in 1 post here fren
I'm glad to hear it anon, sounds nice. I'm just sitting in my dorm with some coffee listening to some soft music, it's nice.
But yeah my last gf was abusive and ended up driving me into alcoholism. Now I'm with someone who genuinely puts me first and it's totally changed my outlook on life. I haven't stopped drinking but I've gotten it to a manageable, healthy place.
>>88>I'm just sitting in my dorm with some coffee listening to some soft music, it's nice.
Sounds extremely comfy. I love being up late at night. There's no noise, the bustle of everyday life is gone, and people are asleep. I can sit around, do whatever I want in my own home, and mentally prepare for the coming day. Plus the weather is so much nicer, what with it being colder and all. My job ties in well with it too, since I end up working till around midnight to 1 am every other day.
What sort of music do you typically listen to?>But yeah my last gf was abusive and ended up driving me into alcoholism.
fuck i feel you man. Abusive relationships are not good at all, and I'm glad that you got out of it anon.>Now I'm with someone who genuinely puts me first and it's totally changed my outlook on life
Heck yeah! Here's to hoping that everything continues to go well. How long have you known her? Seems like a nice gal.>I haven't stopped drinking but I've gotten it to a manageable, healthy place.
You've taken an important step towards eventually stopping. Going cold turkey might not be the best idea if you've been an alcoholic for a long time, perhaps you should start cutting back on drinking or go to the hospital for detox? Those are just my two cents, and the two options that I found myself heavily considering.
I've opted for the former since I don't like dealing with insurance. it's been a rough ride all the way, but if I can manage to get out of it you can too. We all can.
>>89>being up late at night
Hell yeah, it's really nice to just relax while everything's quiet and dark. It's snowing heavily here, too.
>How long have you known her
I've been with my gf about 4 and a half months. I love her to bits, the other day she showed up with a bunch of fresh baking just because. Genuinely one of the kindest people I've met.
I feel like at this point I'm alright in terms of drinking, I don't feel the need to go cold turkey or anything. I slowly cut it back over the course of a year and now I'm basically having a couple beers a week, I think that's pretty normal. I don't psychologically associate drinking with troubles anymore, I think once that happened it's really what got me out of it.
What about you anon? Tell me about yourself. Shouldn't be stuck only talking about me.
>>92>It's snowing heavily here, too.
Snow is very comfy. It's warmed up a bit where I am so unfortunately some of the snow has melted, but it's still cold enough so that the ground isn't as a mushy, muddy mess.>Genuinely one of the kindest people I've met.
That sounds amazing anon. Glad you've started to make it. What did she bake for you?>I don't psychologically associate drinking with troubles anymore, I think once that happened it's really what got me out of it.
Good good, yes. Using alcohol as a coping method is a pretty fast way to become alcoholic. Good that you're a social drinker now.>What about you anon? Tell me about yourself.
Well, my life isn't entirely interesting to be frank. The only real stories I have are from when I tried to join the Marines for about 2 years straight.
I started the journey because I wanted to leave my regular life behind in pursuit of something that I could be proud of for the rest of my life, however MEPS managed to make not having an ear cleaning in over a year be a big issue, so I spent over 4 months trying to process medically and get a waiver for that.
Eventually though I did get the waiver, and I swore into the Delayed Entry Program like everyone else does. It felt very nice, I still remember sitting in the cafeteria on my phone (they wouldn't let you use your phone anywhere else in the building) waiting to get called down, and when I finally signed my contract and said the Oath of Enlistment it was probably the greatest day of my life up until that point.
Fast forward a few months and I fucked my knee up on one of the rucks we were doing for a pool function. I didn't say anything for a long time, though I probably should've. This came back to haunt me later, as I panicked the day I was supposed to ship and admitted to the injury, so MEPS dropped me.
Well, I regretted it heavily and tried to go back. I made it in a second time by some miracle, god fucking bless my recruiter and his soul for all he's done for me, but eventually I lost the fire that I once had and dropped when I was in the DEP again.
I still regret it now, but looking back it must not have been the right path for me. Many are born, but few are made. There's a reason the Corps is called the Few and The Proud, and it's not just because only so many people can fit on the short bus.
That's the only interesting part of my life that I can really indulge people about. I don't like talking about it a whole lot because it makes me seem like I'm attentionwhoring. >OH LOOK AT ME, I DID THIS, I TRIED IT, I FAILED! WOOOOO LOOK AT ME!
But it's genuinely one of the few topics I can actually start an in-depth conversation on if there's no context to go from.
She bakes lots for me actually. So far she's made me cheesecake, cookies and an apple crisp. I've never really cooked something complex in my life (uni student with a caf) let alone baked, but I decided to make her some cookies to thank her for it.
You're not an attention whore at all, that's genuinely interesting. My dad was initially going to join the military, I don't remember the branch, but it was a long dream of his (~10 years). Soon enough after getting a bit of a taste for it he came to the same conclusion as you, it's just not the right path for some people. Doesn't make you any lesser of a person though.
>>173>So far she's made me cheesecake, cookies and an apple crisp.
Wow those are all amazing desserts. I really enjoy baking but, for a STEM student like me, I see it more like a science than I do as baking. The measurements and bake times are quite precise if you want it to turn out well. Doesn't hinder my enjoyment of it though. I feel like I've baked all of the "traditional american" desserts like apple pies, cheesecakes, cupcakes, etc too many times though, so I've been looking at foreign desserts recently, like Banoffee Pie. That one is really good, I highly recommend you and your girlfriend try to bake it some day if you get the ingredients.>I've never really cooked something complex in my life (uni student with a caf) let alone baked, but I decided to make her some cookies to thank her for it.
That's really sweet of you anon, I'm certain that she appreciated it!>You're not an attention whore at all, that's genuinely interesting.
I picked up a lot of stories from my misadventures there. Recruiters aren't allowed to directly tutor applicants, so my recruiter set up a 4-5 hour block every Sunday where he'd have me come in and tutor the applicants in preparation for the ASVAB. My most troublesome applicant couldn't do 1 minus 0 when he first came in, but when I spoke to my old recruiter last week he sent me a picture of him and let me know that he had just got back from boot camp. That made me smile.>it's just not the right path for some people.
Yeah, not everyone can handle it. If everyone could, then everyone would do it.>Doesn't make you any lesser of a person though.
That's fair, but regret is still a pretty big bitch at times. It usually kicks me when I'm already feeling down, but at the moment I'm a-okay.
It's good you're okay right now. I bet you're relatively happy with where you are at this point at least from how you talk. What specifically are you in with STEM?
By the way, thank you for dumping all these gondolas, they're really appreciated and help my folder immensely.
I'm a chemical engineering student. I've always picked up on maths and chemistry easily, and this is probably the best degree/career path that I can think of having. I've never had a dream career, but I like this path nonetheless.>>200
Of course! Some of them are OC from /bant/ that you wouldn't be able to find in anyone else's folder right now, save for maybe 3-4 other people who were in the thread with me.
The tarot cards were a huge thing, our argentinian drawfag RJ made a bunch of them for everything: A full set for Gondola, Duke Nukem as the Emperor, CockEyes as the Magician, etc etc
Ah cool, my dad did chemical engineering in the school I'm at right now. Feels surreal. I took my mom's path though, she was at this place too but did arts. I'm in polisci and loving it, I managed to get my foot in the door after the election and feel like my degree means something.
I miss when I was a regular at /bant/. I don't check 4chan as much anymore but that was my main board back then.
I believe the max is 2mb yeah.
Jinzo? No, sorry anon.
Oh cool, political science is nice.
Some of the tarot cards left are above 2 mb and I'm feeling a bit too lazy to compress them again, sorry anon.
I'm glad you like your degree path. Any plans for what you want to do with it after graduation?>>210
I don't think Jinzo is here, he's in the /bant/ OC threads often though if you wanna talk to him.
In the last election I volunteered for a campaign and had the time of my life, and made tons of friends, and got a very good few references out of it. I want to work in campaigns for sure. Might even manage one. My candidate and I are extremely close now so I have a good inside guy to help me out. And that's too bad about the tarot cards, you could always just upload them on catbox.moe and link them though.
Found them for you anon!
Scroll down this thread and someone dumped them https://archive.nyafuu.org/bant/thread/7958627/
That's some very nice music. I especially like the single.
anon better be calling her every weekend and holiday to say how lucky he is to have her as grandma
That sounds amazing! A very nice way to get some experience in the field.
What's it like volunteering for political campaigns? is it stressful work?>>241
Sorry I haven't been here that often lately, I've been highly distracted by increasing my autism tenfold on r/banter, though I see that >>243
posted them as well.
And yes, that was me that dumped them there as well. I'm sorry I never got around to posting all of them here too.>>244
I wish I had a grandmother like that, that's extremely wholesome. Despite being in my 20's, I'm STILL terrified of fucking sock monkey dolls.
What did my 99 year old great grandmother make me 2 years ago? A fucking sock monkey.>>247
Toothpasta, the man behind it, is quite the man. He makes art for NASA and makes fun little kot OC on a regular basis.
Here's a link to a stream of his little pond. The catch is, he plays all of his music on it. It's extremely comfy and I've fallen asleep to it a couple of times before, here you go if you wanna take a listen.https://www.youtube.com/c/Wintje/live
Plant a pipebomb next election cycle.>>251
Would a grimchan ad in the paper be ok?
What would you like the enlightened reader to know about grimchan?
Volunteering for political campaigns can be fun. Lots of wineing and dining. Feels good when people are supportive, but it takes a lot of work. I love it though, I totally want to work in that environment>>252>pipebombs
Of course the Americans suggest blowing shit up
It's a place that you can make what you want out of. I'm not going to tell the community how to act, I just want to see this corner of the internet become something unique.
I guess I want people to know it's a blank canvas and I don't plan to push my vision on it
>>276>I love it though, I totally want to work in that environment
And that's what matters most! Chasing after money alone will only lead to more stress down the line, but if you know that you'll enjoy it then you'll figure something out.>>277
Alright I'll put it in, if you don't mind. Do you have a specific picture you'd like me to use for the advert or would one of Grim be fine?
You can just use one of grim yeah, it's really our only recognizable symbol atm. Thank you anon! And thanks for this thread too, it's one of the best on here rn
Making /gomfy/ threads on comfier altchans is something that I've taken up a habit of doing. They tend to sit and gather plenty of replies over time and comfy discussion usually always ensues. I used to make them on /bant/ quite often but eventually people stopped caring as much as they used to, so here I am.
I enjoy the thread here more than other places though. It's not so slow that you'll check a week later and have only 1 reply, but it's also just slow enough to where the posts are nice.
The place is slow enough that it's not overwhelming and you can check on it at your leisure but there's almost always something new when you do. Aka what I was going for. So this is nice. It's like 90% because of the kind folks at /bant/, though.
Happy turkey day anon!
Happy turkey day lad.
why is the canada girl at american thanksgiving
canadians celebrate thanksgiving too, but its probably because Borche and Simon wanted her there for her good. light-hearted company.
but Canadian thanksgiving was a month ago!
how was y'all's thanksgivings
breddy good, ate a bunch.>>797>also hung out with an ebin bantelope.
when was the last time that two bantelopes hung out? it was manxlet and flan-chan right? how'd it go, you didn't get stabbed did you?
More recent than that— probably when Coconut and Yonkers shared a diaper.
As for your third question, not a drop of blood was shed.
tfw I run into coconut on multiple sites daily
i must say im disappointed anon. if it wasnt a fight to the death then what happened?
I didn't say that. Only that no blood was shed.
Why do you want dead users?
dead users are best users
did you guys unite against an evil force (presumably the cult of yonkers) halfway through the fight?
Yeah we did, but we barely escaped with our lives after taking down 5 cultists. It was a bloody night in the south side… I’ll never forget it
we will never join the evil that lurks beneath new york
join and you will be free, anonymous
You don't need to move anon, there's plenty of room for both sites
browsing both sites atm
Good idea anon, this one is much deader so it's better when you supplement it imo
Yes, but I don't feel at home at /bant/ anymore. It's not a lack of time or having too many tabs open that's the problem. The problem is that the community disappeared and got replaced with schizos and weebs.>>866
A slow site isn't dead. It's slow. I'd much rather have a slow and comfy board than one where 90% of the threads get 6 replies and the rest are 4 month old Cirno threads.
Well this place is definitely comfy. How's your day going anon?
It's been an uneventful day, just like every other day. I'm feeling neither happy nor sad about it. Sorry I don't have a more interesting answer for you. How about yourself, Anon?
Also, can anyone give me a quick rundown on grimchan? What are the boards about, who's the staff, are there any shitposters to ignore, etc.?
I can't give like a whole history. From what I've noticed it's pretty quiet but spikes like twice a week randomly. The admin just sort of lets us do whatever and shitpost all over which is chill.
I'm not up to much, I didn't sleep at all the other night and I'm just trying to process the world again, with the help of way too much caffeine. Strangely comfy.
>>892>can anyone give me a quick rundown on grimchan?
sure thing. grimchan was around a long while ago but shut down without a backup, but after a long while Unity got the site back up and advertised it on /bant/ about 3 or 4 months ago. it saw a huge spike in activity after Bumstead dropped by and made his famed embassy thread, linking both [s4s] and /bant/ to grimchan while he had a full week off from work. there are folks from /bant/ and various other altchans here, it's very much the place to go for shitposting, OC creation if you'd like, or just being comfy right here.>What are the boards about?
/b/ here is completely random, post whatever you want and reply however you'd like, just don't break any global rules.
/boo/ doesn't have a lot right now, but it's supposed to be like /x/ mixed with religion from what i gather.
/int/ is dead but it had old /bant/-tier banter and funposting.checking on it now though, i see that gayposting is there too.
/reap/ is like 4chan's /q/ board when the mods and staff actually responded. if you have any specific questions about the site or moderation, go there.>who's the staff
the only one that i'm aware of is unity, the owner. there are a few other moderators that are here often, but none of them rulecuck.>are there any shitposters to ignore
none on /b/ that i've noticed, though i'm sure there are some.
also, testing webms
I can probably increase it, how much do you want?
Most of my webms are in the 2-3 mb range. Thank you Unity
these are really nice anon, feel free to dump more
I shall anon, I just have to get home from college
thanks mate, checkem
based, all these are getting saved to my folder
Not too /gomfy/ tbh fam
stuck in dorm and everyone's leaving
and I suck at doing actual work at home, I'd much rather be able to use the library
Yeah same bro. My classes are all online now and my work will be shutting down after tonight, so I'm forced to live like a NEET.
I can't live like this, I'm a person that always needs to be out and about for at least a few hours every day. I get cabin fever easily, so here we go!
Half my day is spent walking around getting coffee and being aimless, I can't live like this
Most of my day is spent at school and work, but on weekends I tend to go to the bar and/or hang out with friends for hours on end. I get incredibly bored of video games fast, but I guess that means I have a backlog to get through…
This is gonna be rough aaahhhhhhhh
Ah we had the same thought, I've been sitting here trying to beat sanic adventure for 6 hours, and I never play vidya
ive just decidded to get wasted again. live it up while ya can yeah?
they kicked us out of the dorm building, so I'm currently drinking up all the leftover beer. Good to know I'm not alone.
pitch a plot, anon
hello again anons
im not doing so well, how are we all?
lotta things, mainly stress & relationships. there's just too much to manage, you know?
Ah I'm sorry. Everyone seems to be getting stressed lately. Right now I'm stuck home with family and everyone's tired of each other, it's tense.
well im more or less stressed about classwork, but i know that working through it will make it less of a burden over time. spring break starts tomorrow for me as well, i just gotta do one last trig quiz online. only issue is, my professor doesn't answer emails at this time and it's due today so i cant really get help when i need it.
im not really stuck with family and whatnot, but it still kinda sucks to be indoors all day while dealing with deteriorating friendships.
good luck to you though, man. we'll get through it eventually.
Same to you. Switching to online classes has been absolute hell for me, I only just got back to going to class and being responsible and this happens.
At least you've got a break soon, I wish you luck, genuinely.
I can’t stop obsessing over online attention whores.
you're a simp, Anon
I have an 8 page essay worth 50% of my grade due tomorrow I only barely started research for, you're not alone
I know exactly how that feels anon, I had to drop chem because of how poorly done the transition to online courses is. They extended the drop date to April 10th so, if things go poorly, I guess I still have a chance to get my money back. Still, we shouldn’t even be in this spot, especially when it comes to cool egg.
I somehow sat through 8 hours of essaywriting on the dairy sector. It was hell, but I did it, and I feel a little better about myself.
Writing about dairy is nice, at least it doesn't cause horrible bowel movements like turkey chili
>>1137>Tfw wake up at 6 and go to bed at 3 at best
Wish I knew
fuck man, that's not good, sorry to hear.
Happy birthday grimchan!
thank you kindly cute and comfy mechanicus (I think?, i dunno much W40k)
I'll post these comfyish bunes and no more since i do not wanna spam this nice thrad
have nice day
yes that is a tech priest of the mechanicus
thanks for the bunes fren, i appreciate it
How u kno?
Are my postings so obvious?
the bunes gave it away, there are only 2 people i know that post bunes.
how are you doing fren?! its good to see you
Well i am feeling fine
I finished work a few mins ago and it was pretty comfy since there weren't a lot of people at the store today, felt tired so i napped at the registrar when nothing was happening
What's your day been about mr technomancer?
>>1396>Well i am feeling fine>I finished work a few mins ago and it was pretty comfy since there weren't a lot of people at the store today, felt tired so i napped at the registrar when nothing was happening
im glad to hear that you're doing well fren. there's nothing quite like being able to nap while working a retail job, it doesn't happen often. you been managing okay with this here chinese coronavirus going around?>What's your day been about mr technomancer?
lot of toaster disassembly, reassembly, and sleep. not a whole lot's happening since we've been told to stay inside
henlo /gomfy/, how are we today?
>>1397>>1397>you been managing?
Yeah i've been trying to be good with my risk avoidance
I wear gloves on the registrar and keep my mask on at all times, also i try to keep a distance if i can
so hopefully i should be good there
Hopefully the inside life is comfy for you
Also holy heck this automation detector is really annoying i didn't even know it was there b4 but for some reason this post got flagged as that
well im glad to see that you're doing your best to stay safe, i wouldn't want to see you get sick fren.>Hopefully the inside life is comfy for you
i dont know, it's reaching a rather strange point. i miss work, all i do is chores here and there, walk my dog, and play video games. it has snowed a couple times here though, which is quite comfy, though to be honest i'd much rather see rain.
It's not bad if you like indie/electronic music tbh, I listen when I'm in the mood for that stuff. He doesn't talk in them much though.
He used to shill it on /r9k/.
we all want to go back