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8th Aug 2016, 5:36 PM #1
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I turn my back on CF for a couple days/weeks/months/years and this happens? what on earth is going on?
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3rd Jan 2016, 9:55 AM #2
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GMan003:Giving it to someone who is hungry is potentially another positive-utility branch.


What if that someone gets sick instead of him?
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29th Dec 2015, 11:45 AM #3
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Hopefully right now! Nobody has joined though. *sobs*
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"Comicfury Slack Team ", 29th Dec 2015, 8:08 AM #4
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So I created a Comicfury Slack team for the people who aren't really into Skype (like me). If you don't know what Slack is, basically it's a new(ish) and awesome chat service aimed at small teams who work together (but nobody uses it for that anyways). So yeah, come and join, especially if you're one of those CF Chatzy dwellers (it's time to move on!)

I'm still setting this thing up so I might need to approve you before you're able to join. Send me a pm if you tried to join and it asked you for something else.
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27th Dec 2015, 4:05 AM #5
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I'm actually surprised there is no CF group on Slack. Would anyone be interested?
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3rd Dec 2015, 5:59 AM #6
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Surprise surprise, ComicFury was my first real contact with internet peoplez. Of course I had been using the internet way before finding this site, but I had never had any "contact" with anyone I didn't already know. I wasn't even that young (must have been 14 or 15 at the time I registered), I just had never written in a forum before or participated in any kind of significant or meaningful internet communication/discussion.

That said, finding this stupid site is one of the best things that could have happened in my life. I stopped being a stupid, little shy boy in part thanks to this site. I became interested in programming thanks to this site and learned to code for the same reason. I unexpectedly got my first job ever some years later, as a programmer, something totally unrelated to my study field, thanks to something I learned in here. I found a wonderful girl on this site and dated her online for slightly less than a year, a long time ago. An important event that prepared me for another online relationship, my current one, which also completely changed my life and without which my life would be a complete mess right now. I learned to not be an idiot and take responsibility for my actions. I met a lot of great and wonderful people in here. People I probably haven't had any contact with in years, and yet I still have fond memories of. Screw you Rob. I've always hated you for being a cool dude.

I owe so much to this little, stupid site whose design I hate so much. I'm still here, after almost 6 years, mostly just lurking around. Simply because of what it means to me.

I hate you ComicFury. Please die in a pit. Love.
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6th Nov 2015, 9:06 AM #7
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Zoe:holy shit zeph its me your ol pal Zoe do you remember me do ya do ya


oh gosh it's Zoe hey Zoe of course I remember we're BFF's remember? how's Marcy doing?
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23rd Oct 2015, 2:30 AM #8
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ranger_brianna_new:Holy blast from the past! The original Zeph!


The one and only!

Shipp:Zeeeeeeeeeeppppphhhhhhhh[irot] we missed you!
Maybe you can be regular old "Zeph" again, I don't think I've seen new-Zeph lately either.
Unless he shows up too!


but but but I've always been Zeph :(

Man, we should throw a CF veterans party or something. This place was a big part of my life back when I was 16-17 and also the first and only online community I've ever been involved with.
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22nd Oct 2015, 4:44 AM #9
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Shipp:I'm currently jobless and instead of being productive, I'm fucking bored.

Most people I know from here, from a long time ago, have moved on to do better things with their lives.

So I came back to browse the forum, but most of you newer people look like assholes.

What do I do?


I'm still there for you.
Result in thread: A trip in Japan... Help?
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30th Aug 2015, 6:49 PM #10
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I've personally never been to Japan but you might want to check out this subreddit and particularly this post from another subreddit.

From that particular post:

Some british guy:
British exchange student here! I stayed just under a year and knew a basic understanding of the language so 6 years will be fine!

I stayed near Tokyo so a lot of my answers might be Tokyo or city specific. I also went to a high school and stayed in a Japanese home so can't advice cooking/cleaning/house stuff as I just assisted at home.

1) 100% understand the conversion rate. British and Japanese coatings were kind of similar but American and Japanese coatings will be a big shock. The numbers are high there and it can get a tad confusing. On my first day I bought moisturiser for £60 which I initially thought was £20. Pay attention!!

2) Japanese people are used to foreigners but aren't always friendly. 90% of the day I only met friendly or extremely shy Japanese people. 30% will interact with you, while. The large proportion won't want to. Japan has a "don't get involved" culture with a lot of stuff and you'll see plenty of random things happen that most other counties would have people get involved in (fights etc). Sometimes they do but much like China and Korea, everyone likes to move with the crowd and not against it.

Don't be surprised if you ask for directions in fluent Japanese for people to shy away and say they don't speak English. This happened to often.

3) If she's blonde and fair skinned then she will be mistake for a Russian prostitute by drunk older men, stared at by older drunk men and touched on the train. I got touched several times and it was a scary thing. This was in 2005 and I panicked for a while each time I got on one of the super busy and packed trains. She will be using trains a lot so she should learn busy and quiet times and plan accordingly (don't wear low cut top during busy times). If she's dark skinned them prefer for a tiny bit of racism. The Japanese are skins of xenophobic with anyone who isn't Japanese. While they don't seem to recoil at most white people, I've seen Japanese people switch train carriages when a black guy got on. It really sucked and was one of the things I deeply disliked about Japan but this was 10 years ago so maybe it's progressed a lot!

4) train etiquette: if it's super busy don't wear your bag on your back, pop it between your legs or out the way. Don't listen to music loudly or talk on the phone or talk loudly. Most girls from my school would quiet down a lot when getting on the trains tons of people use this time to read and study too.

5) train stations are more social hubs. Most train stations near where I lived weren't just a train station. They always has a mall or mini mall attached to them. This is super helpful! If you're not sure which ticket to buy, just pick up the cheapest ticket and then pay the remainder from the other side. You pay by distance and its so cheap.

6) get a suica card! It's a pay as you go train pass that you can also use to pay for goods with in connivence stores and vending machines.

7) vending machines sell a lot of coffee and sometimes you can get hot coffee but it comes in a can.

8) always always always have a wash cloth or napkin on you. A lot of the toilets didn't have hand dryers. And not all public toilets have normal western toilets (aka squatting toilets).

9) if you speak even the tiny bit of Japanese, you'll find friendly Japanese people will really over do their praise for you saying hello or using chopsticks and try get you to try traditionally weird food (like nato) and make a huge thing about it. Try not to feel patronised as it's never meant in this matter.

10) don't guy tissues or a paper fan. Instead of leaflets, the Japanese tend to give out tissue paper and fans with advertising printed on.

11) summer is HOT and winter is COLD. The summer might not be California levels of warm but it's extremely humid. Everyone suffers. While most homes typically have air con, older schools and building won't. Or heating either. My room didn't have heating and I slept under a kotatsu (heated table with blanket) for a lot of my time there.

12) shared baths: if you love with a family you will typically take your bath within a certain order. For the first night you'll probably be given first priority but after that you'll fit Japanese standards of after the parents and older siblings. A bath in Japan is different to other cultures where you scrub your body clean under a mini shower wet room before getting into a very hot bath. The idea is that baths relax you and the shower cleans you. The Japanese typically recycle this water to clean your clothes in the washing machine too.

13) wifi is everywhere.

14) fast food is actually really good. And cheap. While she should try go full Japanese and avoid McDonald's, KFC and other U.S. Imports because JAPAN, there are differences in taste there. I found the meat tasted nice and it felt less greasy.

15) research holidays: Xmas eve and day is a date day. You tend to go out with a boyfriend or girlfriend over friends on this day. New Year's Day is super important to families and you'll spend a day at a temple most likely.

16) Japan is not like the anime! I know a huge misconception a few friends I had had when they went is that Japan is similar to their animes and games and thought they understood the culture. Obviously these reflect their culture in extreme or often odd ways because they're entertainment. Be careful not to tread on people's toes.

17) of you get a job out there hierarchy is a bit thing. If your boss asks your team to go for drinks it's not really a request but an order. Drinking is vey pressured and people often party pretty hard out there - more than you might expect. Also you will always pour a drink for someone higher above you and tend to keep them topped up. Generally all women pour drinks for men but this changes in informal meetings with friends.

18) Japan is multi-dish centric. You don't tend to get one plate of food when you order at a restaurant in Japan - you get lots of small side plates. Try everything!


On a semi-related note, I'm leaving for China on Saturday :D A lot of this applies to most Asian countries (especially CJK) so hopefully I'll be able to use some of this advice as well.

Have fun in Japan!
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29th May 2015, 5:37 PM #11
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LeRenardRoux:Take a drink every time you're offered a fake passport.


Dangit I was JUST about to post that >:c
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29th May 2015, 5:28 PM #12
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Have y'all read The Animal Farm by George Orwell already? Because y'all need to read The Friggin' Animal Farm by George Friggin' Orwell. One of my favorite books, hands down.

Also, random thought: Has any of you ever had problems trying to "enjoy" reading? I used to love reading but kinda stopped reading for some time, and now that I'm trying to pick up the habit again I kinda feel like I have to force myself through a book. Stupid instant gratification.
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I assure you, young lad, it is not.

(Hey Nama)
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22nd Mar 2015, 2:35 AM #14
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Oh my this is so my thread. Duolingo is good, but nowhere near as good as a good language partner. It'll only take you as far as any regular textbook will. A language partner (after you learn the basics by yourself, of course) is, from my experience, your best option.
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1st Dec 2014, 4:34 AM #15
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I thought they'd only differ in grammar? Uh I thought the one with the cases was the one people were going to speak.
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1st Dec 2014, 4:21 AM #16
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Adina:High Furian and Low Furian? Oh my...


GMan003:Oh, and I updated the wiki with the new phonology info, but apparently forgot to actually mention that anywhere. Low Furian is pretty much settled, there shouldn't be any major changes to it coming. High Furian is where all the really crazy stuff is going to happen.


We never really thought High Furian was actually going to be used as a language per se. We were kinda fiddling with the lore associated to the language and its *one day* evolution, and I remember High Furian being mentioned only because we wanted a place to throw in the remaining vocative case for the sake of "fictional historical completeness".

Anyways, the way I see it is that the official, final Furian, along with its grammar rules (what we're doing right now) should be called "High Furian" or "Standard Furian" or anything along those lines, while the crazy deviations people will very probably end up speaking (due to grammar, vocab or whatever) could fit into the category of "Lower Furian" or "Furian dialects".

EDIT: I just checked the Wiki and I didn't know those were the "official" grammar rules. We worked on a different grammar structure that's based around 5 cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive and prepositional) along with the aforementioned vocative (only used in THAT fictional high furian dialect). If the other rules are adopted, that would be clear a delimiter between a functional low and high furian (the higher one being the one with cases and a couple more rules we're thinking of).
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Thatty told me to bump this thing so BOOM
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This is a great starting point. Constructing a convincing conlang is no easy task, and actually requires you to delve deep into the very core of what makes a language be, well, a language, as well as what makes it different from others. If you wish to create something that is not a simple "replace here with some other letter" kind of language, I suggest starting with the above site.

Also, even if you're not actually aiming to learn them, try to take a look at other languages. If you speak only English, chances are your conlang will result being way similar too similar to it. I suggest picking any Romance language (Spanish, French, Italian, etc), one Germanic language (preferably German or Dutch), one Slavic one (since you're goal is only to analyse it, preferably one that's not written with the cyrillic alphabet, such as Polish or Czech) and an Asian one (either Chinese or Japanese/Korean will do, preferably one of the latter two).

Each of these languages will have increasingly distinct characteristics regarding grammar and structure, and will give you a wider array of options when constructing your conlang. Also, as a personal note, be sure not to skip the asian language. They're way, WAY different from any western language and will give you a valuable insight on how people who speak other languages might think "differently" from you.
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Someone please build a horse farm and put an end to Matt's monopoly of overpriced horses.
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I've also noticed that rain sometimes lasts FOREVER. Does this have to do with the moon issue? Also, I still see gates left open sometimes, so do don't wonder if villagers keep disappearing...

Seriously guys, please CLOSE THE GATES.
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