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Kalyx ######

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Does lainchan like Kurisu?
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I used to like Steins;Gate very much, but prob not anymore after ive gotten to despise most basic anime


What made you despise it? I wouldn't call Steins;Gate basic, personally.


>mature anime for mature individuals like myself


Kurisu is best girl.


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yandere Kurisu best girl

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Can anyone be cyb? How do you act in public vs alone? What does this trend believe in?

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So, it's been about a year, but we finally got lainzine 4 together.
Here's a teknik link:
I've also updated the neocities homepage to include the link. I'm no longer sole maintainer of the site, so the beautiful new design is not my doing. I'm not sure if the designer wants their identity disclosed just yet.
Look forward to the /µ/ thread on lainzine 5, and text releases of lainzines 1 and 2.
A big thank you to everyone who stayed with us so far.
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What's the future of lainzine now that the Great Purge has occured? Is the project done with?


The zine was always site independent. So I imagine it is all good.


Applechan claimed Lainzine as their own and are working on a new issue in parallel with the original.



Backups and you, the Autistic Guide.


[Citation needed]

Regardless, competition is good. Although futile since no zine can beat lainzine 3.

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Just picked up these two books because I heard they were his best works. Do you have any experiences with Dick? I've been meaning to get into him for a long time now.


PKD is my favorite author of all time. A Scanner Darkly is my favorite work by him. The themes of the consequences of drug use and the loss of identity/self spoke to me on many levels when I first came across the work many years ago. I started out with the movie and read the book later in life and was pleased how well the movie adapted the novel. It never pushes onto you any anti or pro drug narrative on you and has a powerful ending(IMHO). I know loss of identity and self is somewhat of a trope in scifi but it just felt different with A Scanner Darkly. It was more profound. It may have to do with the fact I was introduced to it as a teenager and it was a very common thing for teenagers to question who they are as a person. I was a very heavy drug user at the time as well during the time. But… I don't know really. When I revisited the work later on in life and read the novel it still spoke to me.

Now Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said was all about a man losing his identity. The tragic story of a famous star losing everything he ever had in life in a society that had strict laws on having your identity in the system. He goes on the run in this new alternative reality because it's going to be discovered he is a man with no identity and the government will hunt him down. I don't know if I could explain the book further without spoiling much, but it's a very fun read. I would love to see a movie adaption of the novel(if there isn't one already that I'm not aware of).


Ubik is amazing. I'm a big PKD fan and have read a bunch of his stuff but Ubik still stands out as the best. Also made me have very beautiful and thrilling dreams, often I would wake up in a trance or with an adrenaline rush.

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hey, all

so zine things haven't been moving forwards recently. basically everything, articles and art, is done and stuff just needs to be arranged. …and it's been that way for a while now. junk's off being super busy with school or work or something like that, and so isn't particularly responsive

am trying to contact the person who had been working on layout, but, in the meantime, if you have experience using scribus, have some time here and there to work in poking at a thing, and and are willing to play nicely with others, please poke me either at the zine's email address ( or my own email address (can be found via or, if it's easier for you, on rizon or freenode

i'll work out this stuff and do it all myself if need be, but am pretty busy with school as well and would be learning from scratch, so a helpful person could speed this up a lot

thanks ^_^


To clarify, I'm at school again and I have a job,
so I will not be able to push this forward like I used to.

Our layout person was almost finished with a design using InDesign, so if you have skill and access to that software it also works. You need to be willing to share the source files with the rest of the team, and communicate somewhat regularly.

I have a new email now, it's I sent out an email confirming its me to the lainzine mailing list. I switched because openmailbox ended their IMAP policy for free accounts.

If anyone else wants to help work on the magazine, please get in touch.
We have enough articles, but we could use more editors and proofreaders.


offer someone money.

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Wednesdays 8pm-9pm Eastern
Off the Hook is a hacker-oriented weekly talk radio program, hosted by Emmanuel Goldstein,[1] which focuses on the societal ramifications of information technology and the laws that regulate how people use them. It airs Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time in New York City on the community radio station WBAI 99.5 FM. It is also simulcast online via streaming MP3, rebroadcast on various other radio stations,[2] and has been made available as a podcast (since long before that term was coined).


>Emmanuel Goldstein
Brace yourselves lainons, INGSOC is coming…!


Someone called in last week to shout out lainchan

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Lain, I've always been a fan of discovering esoteric YouTube channels with low sub counts. Which are your favorites?


Absolute madman. His original channel was taken down but there are plenty of archives of his insane rants against Oregon's police and his avant garde blues songs on YouTube. Dude's a bona fide cyberpunk who lives out of his car.

Post your faves.

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I'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?
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That's almost exactly what I wear…
Except outside of summer I usually wear long sleeve baseball tees and sweaters.
And during summer I wear a swissgear backpack.


I hope this question isn't too off topic, but where do you get your pants? I am very short and underweight, so everything has always been too loose or too big for me in some way. I don't care much about fashion, I just want clothes that fit me.


You can get them tailored if you order direct from Levi's.


Don't own white clothes.
Rest is, with very exceptions, black and various shades of grey, along with a few dark blue, dark green and brown items.
Few purple too.
No visible brand anywhere (most of it is from the "basics" part of the stores anyways), except for a pair of DcMartens.

Pattern Recognition is one of my favorite books, even though I already enjoyed wearing black and grey, as much aesthetically than practically before reading it, but it has ordered a little the view I have of my CPUs. And taught me how to remove brands better.


I do dress in mainly black and shades of gray but it's not from any intentional cosplay of Cayce Pollard, I've just dressed this way since I started picking out my own clothing as kid, long before Pattern Recognition was even written.

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I printed this poster in order to decorate my room. Feel free to use it.


ohhhhh shheeeeet thats nice. can we have the files?


I uploaded the original file I printed to this subject, just download it and print :)


That looks like a larger piece of paper than one that might come out of a home printer. Where do you get these printed?


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You can order custom posters in various sizes at AliExpress. They're pretty cool. Read reviews if you go this route.

Pic related. Got it off AliExpress.

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So I finally watched Ex Machina, and I loved it.
What are your suggestions for the (other) must-watch cyberpunk movies?
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Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future

Pretty much shows the origin story of the television host/personality known as Max Headroom, a flawed AI that everybody seems to love. It's a short film, only about an hour long. While I didn't grow up in the 80's, it gave me what I assume was a very real attitude the public had towards technology at the time.

Ridley Scott has rightfully been mentioned in this thread before for Blade Runner, but i'd like to point to Black Rain purely for the aesthetics.


Nobody really likes Blade Runner for the story, the only thing that's thought provoking about it is the is Deckard a replicant or is he not thing. The reason it's so well regarded is mainly due to the cinematography and setting of the film.


Why has no one said The Matrix?

… RoboCop?



not the remake of robocop, though


The what?

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