Cyberpunk Food, LifestyleIt's an established fact that the botnet wants us to starve, and with even pizza being non-free it's hard for a cyberpunk to sustain his/herself in the meatspace. You can't survive on stims alone, and traditional food is just a waste of time.
Favourite audiovisual cyberpunk works.Hi, how about sharing your prefered cyberpunk audiovisual works (series, animes, movies, ovas, etc) and the works that you think deserve more love? Present Day, Present Time! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Video gamesWhat video games are my fellow Alicesotians playing now? I'm currently on this game called Chaser(https://www.gog.com/game/chaser). It's a decent FPS, but the voice acting is subpar. There are a lot of weapons in the game and with some guns you get an alternative firing mode(such as having a nade launcher on the FAMAS). Level design is okay, not the best, but it's nothing I can complain about. The story line I just have no clue what is going on at this current moment because I'm a quarter of the way in, but it starts off with you discovering you've lost your memories when you wake up on a space station and it's being attacked. The thing you will notice when you start playing is that this is a sci-fi video game that uses real life modern weapons.
ChessI first learned how to play xiangqi (Chinese chess) and didn't learn "mainstream" chess until a couple years later. Once you learn the rules of one type of chess, learning another version of chess isn't hard—but getting good at it is very difficult, since playing strategies vary across the different versions. I'm still a piece of literal soykaf when it comes to playing, since I rarely ever play. (I do wish to start playing more often, though.)
バーチャルYouTuberJapanese Youtube has permeated into the international scene with the popularity of virtual youtubers. This thread is about the discussion and appreciation for our vlogging digital idols.
SHARETHREAD - Let me introduce you to...ETIQUETTE
Audio interfaces?I've been experimenting with home recording music for a while, I've been using a very old cheap 1/4" to USB on my laptop. Personally I don't like my recorded music partially to the loads of interference my setup generates.
wired sound, for wired peoplehttps://initiate.space/assets/homepage.ogg
website dedicated to Hackers (1995)https://hackerscurator.com/
Flyer ThreadITT: Drop event flyers. Adding a short description of what to expect music genre wise is a good thing, too.
All About Lily Chou-Chouhave any of you seen this film? what are your thoughts? if you haven't, it's on kissasian currently. I feel like you all would like it, since Lily is comparable to Lain in a way.
ShareThreadCan we do sharethreads here? I'm not sure if that's against the rules.
Primitivism vs. Trans-HumanismWhat does technology have to offer society as a whole, and can a trans-humanist utopia be achieved without corporate oligarchs dominating the world? On the other end is there any sense in rejecting what we have already built in favour of regression? Can the mass death of that process also be justified? Let's debate!
William S. BurroughsI think he's a cyberpunk, albeit an analog one.
Cyber vs PunkA lot of cyberpunk franchises suffer from having too much Cyber and not enough Punk. Is there a spectrum of how much Cyber or Punk a cyberpunk book, movie, tv show, or video game is? Cyberpunk 2020 is more Punk than Cyber, SEL is more balanced between Cyber and Punk, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the modern Deus Ex games are a bit too much Cyber and not enough Punk.
/SHARE+THREAD/Twilight (Bôa album)
morality and how we should handle other humans.So, I'm guessing that most alice' aren't normal people and I'm not either, so I was wondering about how your personal sense of morality and ethics stack against the rest of wider society.
Cyber VidyaHello there, Alice, a rather new poster on this site and I will hopefully stay here for long. Anyways, what kind of cyber video games could you recommend to me? I'll give some suggestions while you polish your gems:
Digital Hardcore thread!The most cyberpunk music genre off all (maybe? idk).
Old PapersHey guys, I recently stumbled upon a collection (a rather large one) of old papers. They're sorted into three categories in large manila folders: Spirit, Machine and Synthesis (as titled on their collective folders).
Tool & Progressive metal threadTool & Progressive metal thread.
Dub are you?Pull up, pull up jah man! Nice technology you got here, but a man still no free?! Dem sound here make you nice! Dem sounds that hail from Jamaica, heave dub, mellow roots. Wicked contrast and still as relevant, boom! Alice, you dancing along?
Share your music trackshttps://soundcloud.com/nothingisfound/wired-living-and-under-duvettrying-to-stay-calm
Linux GamesLinux users, what games have you been playing lately?
FOSS Halo 3 Clone, Launching 4/20Beginning to go viral a bit I saw today, looks really awesome and has a lot of people rooting for it's success and a decent community.
Wild star is shutting downIf you're like me then you've never heard of this MMO before, but the greedy publisher is no one knows whether fans will be able to emulate it. But it has very creative art as you would expect after millions of dollars were spent on it, and so I have decided to make a new account and wander around it a bit before it dies. I'm not even level 10 right now and the servers are empty. Anyone else interested in playing it?
Break the BorderApparently some guys make a 98 Page Lain Fan Art Book, check it out here: https://club-cyberia.booth.pm/items/1177080
The All-Embracing LibrarySize 177.96GB. I dare to say contains among the best books of their fields and are supposed not to repeat. It is a extremely well ordered collection by topic, and if you compare the size you soon see its value. Topics range from mathematics, physics, psychology, self improvement, survivalism, the best science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, magazines, and more. Magazines takes about 75 GB and there are many youtube videos, documentaries and conferences so you can exclude these if you want to. All books combined takes about 40 GB or so. But i really recommend downloading other stuff too since you can't really find it somewhere else easily. Did I mention is well sorted and contains only the best books?
Cozy SongsLets share our most cozy musics
Yoshitoshi ABe InterviewYoѕhitoshi ABe Interview:
F.A.T Labs & Culture HackingAre there any current culture hacking groups that are out today. The only one I'm aware of is F.A.T, but unfortunately after the patriot act was signed to continue on in 2014 they decided that they have lost. And they're not wrong. As much as it sucks to know that the US government will never release their war powers I just have the urge to try.
Lain in VHS ripDear Lainons, I share with you Serial Experiments Lain ripped in VHS
What really happened with Lain?Just finished the series, and I would be interested in having a discussion on what people think happened with Lain at the end of the show.
Biopunk/RibofunkEver since I opened up William Gibson's Neuromancer I was fascinated with the idea of mixing flesh with technology. The idea of going as far into these "Black Clinics" (Underground laboratories, clinics, and or hospitasl) to get the most cutting edge of treatments, and unregulated biological modifications is something I want to learn more about, follow developments in our world, and how to contribute.
Weird LoFi bible study thingI do a daily bible study 7 days a week and a nightly bible study m-f.
New radio documentary on Kowloon walled cityhttp://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/dark-tower-of-dreams-inside-the-walled-city-of-kowloon-1.4359114
Beyond the Black RainbowThis movie is a little arthousey but I think a lot of people here might like it. Granted it is slow paced with long periods of silence. But daaaaaamn, is it ever gorgeous and creepy and haunting and downright Kubrickian at times. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWF0bBKhe6o
IglooghostIglooghost has a couple of insane new EPs out now. He hasn't even been in the IDM scene for 2 years and he's already on par with some of the greats if you ask me.
William GIbson's Cyberpunk worksI'm fairly certain that everyone here has read at least Neuromancer (or knows the quotes/plot/tropes), but have you read the rest of the series or any of Gibson's other works? If you haven't given the rest of the Sprawl Trilogy a try yet, I recommend it. Count Zero gets ragged on quite a bit for being the weakest of the series, but your mileage may vary because I enjoyed it. I think Mona Lisa Overdrive is a stronger book than Neuromancer but not quite as influential. The writing in the first book feels a bit juvenile compared to the writing in MLO, and Gibson himself reflected on this in an interview. He said something to the effect of: "Neuromancer was a young man's tale."
DIVTECH - Spit BloodNew album is out: https://divtech.bandcamp.com/album/spit-blood
Interview with Yoshitoshi ABeAn interesting video/interview with Yosoykafoshi ABe.
mystery from wiredRecently I found a video on YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2O7blSSzpI
Urban ExplorationFor all things exploration in the underground, the forbidden, inaccessible, and abandoned. We do not break in, we don't leave a trace, and we don't get caught.
PoetryEvery now and then I hear it wondered,
Why are bomber jackets cyberpunk?Hey guys just a quick question i thought you might know this
Cyberpunk reading ThreadSomeone here please recommend me a cyber punk book to read that I will actually finish.
Serial Experiments Lain discussionIt's strange seeing this hasn't been knocked out the bounty. Lets give thoughts, questions, critiques, and rants a chance! We are in this board together, so what made the show so good to you? As long as it relates to the show directly (Including behind the scene stuff, cosplays, games, etc) post it here.
How do you find new media?I have recently finished things such as Land of the Lustrous and the Nier and those two things became easily among my favorite in their respective mediums. Upon finishing them it made me wonder how else to find new media to enjoy and become a fan of when I dont know where to look and how you guys find things to enjoy and become fans of yourselves. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.
Visual Experiments Lain TranslationHello Lains, I began commissioning a translation of Visual Experiments Lain, but for various reasons I basically ran out of money to spare and couldn't finish it (also I think they were ripping me off, but I'm not really sure). I was going to typeset it myself to save money, but I didn't get around to that either. So I only have about 20 .psd files with the English on top of the original unedited pictures. Figured it would be better to release it than to do nothing. Let me know if you need the rest of the untranslated pages if you want to finish it yourself.
CabinetpunkRecently me and some friends discussed our love for arcades in japan, we came up with ideas for a clothing style that we decided to call Cabinetpunk. I made up this album of images as a starting point. Any discussion or suitable images would be nice to see.
current songI am really enjoying this song. In a negative sad way. Post what you are currently listening to..
I found this cool sitehttps://cyberpunkdatabase.net/movies.php
Music ProductionMusic production discussion edition
中文 - Chinese LanguageThe thread for posting in Chinese and discussion about the Chinese-speaking world, culture, life, travel, economics, geopolitics, etc.
Altered CarbonHas Alice seen Altered Carbon, the new Cyberpunk Action/Neo-Noirish TV Show? Seems like something arisuchan would really dig.
I just watched Lain for the first time the other day!I had such a confusing but amazing time watching this but I would like to know what does it all mean? can any old timers tell me or explain to me theories or symbolism on what exactly happened in Serial Experiments Lain?
Le Mirroir NoirBlack Mirror season 4 is out. Cyb enough for a thread a far as I'm concerned.
No-video experiment, day 1 of 365I was re-reading Idoru, and the idea of a "media fast" caught my attention. So I'm going to try a variant of it, for the entirety of 2018: No movies, no TV shows, no youtube, no streaming services.
Cyberpunk MusicHello everyone,
AbuseHow prevalent is abuse in the Hollywood and entertainment culture? I personally think that everyone in Hollywood is involved. Not like they all abused each other, but they knew that the abuse was going on and purposely covered the abusers tracks or just chose to ignore it. Does anyone remember the videos of Meryl Streep applauding roman Polanski?
Niche Cliques ZooI love the weird little interest groups you get online. I'd like to know about more. A lot of my list will be mental health people (not all of them), but please share any little weird online belief/interest-group you think is interesting:
Tales from the Afternow - Post-apocalyptic Cyberpunk Audio Dramahttp://rantmedia.ca/afternow/
PodcastsAnyone got any podcasts to recommend? Let us know about them, and include a short description, if you don't mind. I'm running out of things to listen to.
Lain hardcore remix (old skool rave)For what'll probably be the last thing I make under this alias.
What do people without computers do all day?I was talking to one of my classmates the other day and she offhandedly remarked that she didn't like computers and didn't use them. This caught me completely off guard as I've never heard anyone—especially someone in their early twenties—say something like this before. I was too stunned to know what to say so I lost the opportunity to ask her to elaborate.
Transportation Thread"The Deliverator's car has enough potential energy packed into its batteries to
vidyaWhen you play a vidya game are you looking simply to waste time, have fun or challenge yourself?
Cyber Horror StoriesMy friends and family stopped liking my posts. I'm 91 years old, and that is a death sentence for me. My mind is not yet gone, but if I don't keep getting Likes, I have little value in society. No role to perform. I'm just sitting here sucking oxygen.
AIXI [arisuchan team]Does Alice play CSGO? We are interested in starting an arisuchan competitive group. Nothing too serious, but competitive is a lot more fun when you have a full group. Let us know if you're interested.
SNES classicThe SNES classic launches tomorrow, who here is looking forward to it, what games are you planning to play first? I'll be camping outside Best Buy the following morning, if you happen to be going to the same store as me maybe we can talk to pass the time before the store opens, I'm going to the Best Buy in Santa Rosa California, hope to see you there.
Evolve & Decide Today (Realicide) Australia 2017 tourHey lainons! Earlier, I've seen how some of you are fond of digital hardcore so I share the dates of the coming Australia tour of Decide Today (breakcore) and Evolve (hiphop). This thread also serves the purpose to discuss the music of both, Decide Today & Evolve, and also chatting about how you've experienced the gigs that you've attended.
Creative WritingAnyone here do creative writing?
Is vaporwave dead?I think the general aesthetic of vaporwave is dead. The fact that it used to be this insider club on the internet but now there are vaporwvae videos with millions of views and I have normal people at my school who know about vaporwave. Post your favorite songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG_4FueEuUs
Custodians.online in Solidarity with Libgen and Sci-hubhttp://custodians.online/
Recommendations for "Cyberpunk" themed Media?hey everyone it's pretty late at night so I think it's the perfect time to ask something from anyone who's on right now
Prayer and LitanyJust phrases that are meant to be repeated to convey a consistent meaning. Doesn't necessarily need to be religious, my first example is going to be the Litany Against Fear, from Dune, read it if you haven't.
Cyberpunk franchies with an emphasis on punkAny Cyberpunk anime, manga, cartoons, movies, books with an emphasis on the punk over the cyber?
lainzine 4So, it's been about a year, but we finally got lainzine 4 together.
call for lz5 layout-ators/atrixeshey, all
Off Tje Hook Radio Listen Alonghttps://www.wbai.org/playernew.html
Esoteric YouTube JunkLain, I've always been a fan of discovering esoteric YouTube channels with low sub counts. Which are your favorites?
Dressing in black-and-white monochromeI'm curious if anyone else dresses in black-and-white monochrome, like protagonist of Pattern Recognition. On your average day I'm wearing a CPU (i.e., a Cayce Pollard Unit, or a complete outfit assembled of greyscale attire) consisting of a black cropped moto jacket, asymmetric charcoal tunic, black maxi skirt, black wedge sandals, and black satchel handbag. While I quite enjoy the aesthetic, I will add that my doing so is not only for superficial or cosmetic reasons. I feel that in working as a designer one will (unconsciously) attempt to avoid clashing too violently with the rest of one's visual field. I think it is inappropriate to allow your attire to influence your work so dressing in greyscale eliminates any risk of this. So this brings me to ask, what is lain's everyday wear like?
modern mythologyIn this thread we discuss superstitions and legends and other mythology of the 21st century. Ive recently been thinking of the parallels of superstitions of the past and digitalization. Take hackers for example, the mystery around them is identical to what people would speak of witches in the past.
death of the hpvac "scene"were any lainons around in the early 90s scene? i feel like i may be
"Glitches" in Lifeso the other day I tried to get a good feeling about what Lain is really about seeing how I already feel as if reality is fake is it so hard to believe that we are in a computer ourselves? I don't mean to get all "Matrix" here but anything is possible it really does make me wonder.
Urban Techwear Thread>What is Urban Techwear?
idm/glitch musicI just created a new channel to share my love of idm and introduce more ears to the genre. I really don't hear how any other type of music could better qualify as cyberpunk. I hope you enjoy what I have so far.
LawBeing a community of hackers of sorts, it is strange that the subject of Law hasn't ever been mentioned.
favorite sci/fi cyberpunk mediaMy favorite book is A Scanner Darkly. The battle with drugs, the overreaching hand of corrupt establishments. "Lets give it up for the Big Blur".
Urban Techwear>What is Urban Techwear
MinimalismI've seen the topic of minimalism come up several times in cyberpunk circles, but I'm not sure I see anything particularly cyberpunk about it. I see it more as an aesthetic than a lifestyle and an expensive and pretentious one at that. Those that actually live "minimally" would probably identify more as nomads, but I could be wrong. I'm not very materialistic, but I do like my stuff and am not ashamed to say so. Lain's bedroom was anything but minimalistic towards the end.
Cyberpunk & Technology DocumentariesNeed to fill my pocket with woolongs.
Cyberpunk NovelsI just finished Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge. It's a great novel imo, especially The Rabbit was quite entertaining. I recommend all of you to read it, even if you don't read that often.
Extralegal tradeHow would one go about planning ultralegal trade online? Any initial wired meeting place or advertisment would have to be semi public meaning that three letter agencies are probably lurking or getting friendly and becoming the other half of your super sekrit tox chat. Now you have given them the time and place to find you with evidence on hand. One solution is dead drops, but they're hardly secure and can still be fedded back to you. Depending on the nature of the trade it might not even be possible.
Judging Lainzine 4 by the Cover(s)Hi, this is intron - cover artist for Lainzine 4 hoping to shed some light on these images posted.
Tactical ClothingITT: Post /cyb/ clothing with practical applications such as anti-surveillance, techwear, etc.
journalsThought I'd make this thread. Here's a pic of my journal, and a piece I wrote. It's meant to be spoken-word.
I'd like to release the lainzine on this platform.Until further notice, I've decided to release copies of the lainzine on here, through twitter, and the lainzine mailing list. That includes Volume 4.
Music ThreadI've been on a real bender for Retrowave/Retro Electro/Horror Electro (or whatever the hell the kids are currently calling it) now that the Summer of Drum & Bass has pretty much ended for me and a group of DJ/Producer friends of mine.