Guilty Pleasure thread Anonymous 6018
Imageboards…. I hope I can kick the habit before I have kids some day. I don't want future me to be ignoring my future kids in favor of funposting on the Internet with people 20 years younger than me.
Cigarettes… I've stopped smoking this Sunday (I smoked 1 to 4 cigs a day everyday depending how I felt in a month.) and the withdrawals are actually pretty annoying. I reeeally want a cigarette; the smoke shop is 2 min walk away but I'm trying to be an adult and quit smoking for good.
However, if someone offered me a smoke, I don't think I would refuse…
Cartoons and comics. Even the ones for adults.
It takes you out of this world and makes you obsessed with escapism when you get too into it like me.
That makes two of us. Not because I think it's shameful or anything, but because the porn industry fucking sucks. TBH I've been trying to stop watching porn, and as silly as it is, trying to see more drawn or written porn. Written is especially nice 'cause yeah, I like imagining stuff. Anyway.
Not sure if this is a guilty pleasure or an unpopular opinion, maybe both, but I like 90's curtain hair lmao I think that on the right guy it can be really hot.
I think that binge eating. It's not really something I like doing because I know it's bad for me, and I am trying to stop it. But it's a guilty pleasure, sort of. I keep thinking if I have any, I guess not… I really don't indulge in anything.
Not that anon but I agree with you that the porn and sex industry is absolutely disgusting and if you go deeper and deeper into the whole system it just gets uglier, even though some people want to mask the truth. Netflix has a couple docs on it if anyone wants to learn more. Ill stop derailing now.
> lurking through all the bitchy petty gossip on lolcow
> the binging aspect of my ED
>certain fandoms that would prob make me cringey to my friends if they knew
> i used to be a borderline klepto years ago but i've since become a not-piece-of-shit person and stopped
>>6040> binging + klepto
I had/have both but I was a strange child and used to get this urge to steal food off people's plates. An example would be once when my parents were having a dinner party and the smoke alarm went off in the kitchen, and everyone ran to see, and I got this urge to steal bites of food of everyone's plates while they were gone. Felt somewhat satisfied afterwards. I still get it sometimes but it's more controllable now.
I've been having a weird thing going on though since I ended up with PTSD, I've had this uncontrolable urge to hoarde food/groceries. I just don't feel secure if we don't have two of everything in the cupboard, and I feel more secure with three or more.
omg glad someone can relate to this awful shit. but yeah i still struggle a bit with bulimia/ednos and only recently got binging under control because my antidepressant happens to suppress that urge really well, thank god.
as for the klepto thing, i did similar things with food! especially when combined with the binging thing, i used to hoard tons of cafeteria food, anything that was able to fit in my bag that i could carry out, back when i lived on campus. i would steal food from stores FOR b/p sessions. i'd get uncontrollable urges to eat roommates' junk food and would then rush out to the store before they got home to replace it so that they wouldn't know. it's a very very hard habit to stop and i'd be lying if i said i don't still struggle with those urges
I still sleep with a stuffed animal and need a night light.
>>6019>>6040>>Imageboards….>>lurking through all the bitchy petty gossip on lolcow
Oh god…this… I feel like a bitch for browsing lolcow. It's embarrassing because irl I generally like people and disagree with talking behind peoples backs.
For some reason I like following random peoples lives, and I guess lolcow is a good place to hear what other people truly think. I like hearing what other people think/feel about others so it's not enough to follow a rando by myself on FB. When I watch reality tv shows, I always go online to read what other people think of the people as well. I will even "check for updates" on people who appeared on reality tv over the years to see how their lives have panned out. I don't like following celebrities because they aren't relatable and don't have any shared interests usually.
I have no clue why this appeals to me, but it's very embarrassing. Definitely my guilty pleasure..
>>6045>It's embarrassing because irl I generally like people and disagree with talking behind peoples backs.
Lol same. I was hanging out at a friend's house, and she invited some people in a different circle who I don't know very well. Anyways, one girl starts bitching about the wedding makeup of another girl, and began going through her facebook/instagram on her phone, laughing at her pictures and showing them to us. All I could think was, "Holy shit what a negative bitch. Why is she being so needlessly salty? And this chick's makeup doesn't even look bad!" Then I realized I do the same thing on lolcow, just anonymous and minus the nitpicking
I'm curious, why do you find "shit-talking" so bad? I wish people realized that shit-talking isn't all bad.
I tell my S.O. all my opinions about everyone I meet; acquaintances, potential friends, etc. Yes, my opinions of some people are not high, often because they'll say something homophobic or racist. A lot of times I'm not able to tell the person I find it wrong directly because in the moment I get shocked. If it's about a person's appearance, I have no idea why people would feel bad talking about that because for me, a person's appearance means so little. I often go out looking like complete shit all the time and if u had a friend who said shit to someone else about it, I don't care. Even when I shit talk stranger's fashion choices, it doesn't mean I think they are shitty or that even all their clothing choices are shitty.
I think people need to realize that sometimes you don't know to say something in the moment, but you want to let it out, so you tell someone else what you thought about them. I expect that if I harm my friends, regardless if on purpose or not, that they will talk about it to someone else. Even if I apologize. People need to process thoughts and feelings to other people, I guess it doesn't matter to me whether it's a positive or negative thought (though I see how excessive shit talking can make one overly negative).
It's one thing to be honest with your feelings about someone you know or something that happened to you with a single trusted person who can help you process your feelings, but gossiping about people just because it's fun can destroy their reputation, especially if it's out in public on the Internet.
Country music. My mom is a die hard country fan so I grew up listening to a lot of it. Love the Dixie Chicks, Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney.
i-i still play neopets
Chocolate. I crave it everyday, multiple times. When I feel pissed off or sad the solution is chocolate. Dessert after dinner is chocolate. My afternoon snack is… chocolate. I get pretty emo when I'm really craving it and don't get it. It's sooooo good. When people give me chocolate they don't want it feels like a blessing.>>6033
I agree w/ u about the hair. I find it sooooooo cute and it's slowly becoming one of my favorite hairstyles. Longer hair on guys is way better than short in my opinion, even if it can look a lil cheesy sometimes.>>6045
Also me. I'm a sucker for gossip and love looking into other people's lives. I'm not into big name celebrities, and love hearing other people's opinions.
Shit anime with shit fanservice
The worse the better. Without even a hint of a good plot or a good character.
Fanfic about qt 2D boys. It's super comfy instant gratification, both emotional and sexual, that requires zero brainpower. It never affects me negatively because I can't relate to the characters (unlike het romance) and there's so much of it that even when I'm picky about the quality there's plenty of stuff for me to read. I like doujin and fanart too but they don't have the escapism of a good long fic.
cheesy romcoms/ chickflicks. feels good watching people that aren't me going through all the embarrassing/ awkward courting stages. But unfortunately there aren't a lot of good romcoms so i have to shift through tons of shit to get one watchable one
Currently I have two fanfic.net pages open on my iphone, one for Sesshomaru/Kaoru fanfics and the other one for Royai.
Although im definitely picky about the quality of the fanfic tho, it better has good writing and screw those first person perspective ones
Yuri on ice and free! are unironically two of my favorite animes
I didn't think Free was anything special but YOI deserves credit for how legitimately, unironically good it is. It's definitely one of my favourite series.
free had great animation but a shit story(as if there even was one)
yuri on ices animation was god awful and i was bored to tears with the repetition of ice skating scenes and sick of the 'rivals' which didnt really mean much to the story. the 'love story' had nothing paticularly exciting about it besides the fact it was canon gay even though the target audience is women/fujoshis, everyone loves to go on about 'yuri on ice is SO IMPORTANT FOR REPRESENTATION DIVERSITY BLAHBLAH' i just feel my brain cells die when people talk about it, no actual gay japanese youth are going to feel 'accepted' or 'normal' thanks to this anime, the whole thing is fujobait its not making any sort of social statement at all. one of the most over rated mediocre anime of all time.
my guilty pleasures i suppose are oelvns, all the japanese visual novels 'masterpieces' are 9 times out of 10 eroge, most of the time im looking to experience a good story not a sex scene and oelvns i usually dont need context or whatever because i already know the culture since i was raised in it. i dont like oelvns that try to imitate japan it just feels more boring and can just be more cringe if its American acting characters but with japanese names in japan!!! i once played a oelvn where a guy talked about how when he was in middle school he had a fwb, i mean come on man
lol no need to bash other people's guilty pleasures.>>6168
Smut fanfic is a big one for me, also. Not necessarily yaoi fics, straight smut as well that has my husbandos. I feel stupid even writing that down lol
When I see a piece of media I like that has cute male characters that I like, I'll always search afterwards for fics.
It's pathetic that you would sperg about taste in a guilty pleasure thread. Do you even know what a guilty pleasure is? Unless you were being sarcastic in your post.
Grow a thicker skin.
Not that poster btw.
>>6254>>grow a thicker skin
I'm commenting how pathetic they are, not how offended I am. Maybe you should take your own advice.
It's not about being offended, it's about caring either way. It's a guilty pleasure thread, everything in here is inherently a bit crap in some respect.
But them being shitty to someone for their guilty pleasure was a legitimately crap thing to do. It's a thread that's meant for someone to be vulnerable, and then for someone to zone in on that and act like they're some conissuer of anime when it's a guilty pleasure thread…yeah,that's stupid of them to lack the understanding of the purpose of this thread, but it's also just a dick move.
>>everything is a bit crap in that respect
Yeah, it's still shitty to shit on someone's crap. They clearly are "guilty" about it.
Inb4 it's the internet, what do you expect excuse
There's nothing bait about a canon couple that exceeded everyone's expectations and just kept upping the gay. Sure, there were production problems and they were too ambitious with the amount of animation but that's still 10000% better than cheap series that stick to panning and stills to avoid having to include any actual movement. And yeah, pacing and screen time distribution could've been better. But your complaints are basically minor flaws in comparison to the things it did well (endearing characters and relationship dynamics, being a breath of fresh air with adult characters/elite athletes instead of school kids, loving and detail oriented portrayal of the sport, one of the best romcom twists in anime or maybe in general, the OST, the bits that were animated well, etc).
It's extremely easy to ignore SJWs going on about representation when you don't use tumblr, btw. It's got nothing to do with the series if you choose to read that bullshit.
Anyway I don't care if people disagree with my guilty pleasures but that's because I like arguing on the internet. It's one of my other guilty pleasures.
Junk food and treating myself. For junk food it's not even because it's unhealthy or tastes disgusting at some point, it's just that after a while it gets really expensive and I know I should save money for other things. And I tend to buy myself some nice video games and makeup that I barely touch for a reason or another. It just makes me feel better after a shitty day, and in the case of video games I actually plan on playing them asap but it still makes me feel guilty once I stop feeling a bit better.>>6221>>6235
Yuri on Ice was so good, you made me want to watch it again.>>6249>the 'love story' had nothing paticularly exciting about it besides the fact it was canon gay
It was actually exciting in a "will it actually happen" and the fact that it was gay actually contributed to that because it made it unlikely to happen but I feel like a lot of people watched it after seeing spoilers about episode 6 so there was no suspens. Plus the fact that people hyped it with "GAY MLM REPRESENTATION uwuwuwuuw" probably disappointed a lot of people but that's another probelm altogether imo. Anyway it's not fujobait when it's actually canon. Free! would be fujobait.>>6288>It's extremely easy to ignore SJWs going on about representation when you don't use tumblr, btw.
They were also on twitter posting spoilers asap even though crunchyroll posted the episode way later than planned several times depending on the country where you watched it. It was really annoying.>>6168
Same, I mostly read BL whenever I can but I feel like the fics I find these days are either not so good because the characters are ooc, it's badly written in general or it just feels like the authors make everything feel more "american" if you know what I mean. I'm also getting tired of coffe shop AUs or (american) college AUs, especially when what makes the story/setting of the original work interesting in the first place is that it's not realistic or modern. Anyway I'll shut up now.
I like it when a sandwich is squashed because I left it in my bag and everything's crushed it. It goes all condensed and mmmmmmmmm.
Crisp sandwiches that have been crushed mmmmmmmmm
Picking my lips and fingernails, I dunno why I do it
I love (most) pop music. I know it's looked down upon as being cookie-cutter, shallow, and mass produced. But I honestly don't care about a song being "deep". I just like listening to something catchy and fast-paced.
I don't feel guilty about it, but it does seem like there's a weird taboo with admitting that you like it.
Same! Idk why people shit on it so much, but I'd rather just hear a peppy beat song rather than something depressing or dramatic.
Then again, I also really really love meme-y songs and mashups, which regularly make people cringe when I link to them or listen to them out loud.
>>9765>>I like it when a sandwich is squashed because I left it in my bag and everything's crushed it.
You have classy paladar. I put a ton of ketchup on everything that's savory enough for ketchup.
I eat rice with ketchup if I have no other way of adding something to it. Which is almost all the time.
I wear glasses and read classics but I really enjoy a certain trash series full of genderswapped mythological figures. I put 40$ in the gacha for NP3 Carmilla, and I'm going to grail Medea to lvl 100. My current favorite series, Terra Ignota, is about a murderer-rapist-cannibal and their extreme gender fetish in a future obsessed with the renaissance. I am a horrible writer who has gotten off repeatedly to her own work, and that work was homestuck fanfiction and it had traps and futa and buckets full of genetic material being consumed and me transparently projecting my own issues onto characters,
but like, >>9765
? I dont get it anon-chan. what the Fuck
Your post has made me nostalgic for the old internet. Please nevar change /b/.
I do virtually nothing at my job but write/ work on my own stuff because my job is completely deaddddd.
Yesterday I made the most amazing miso simmered trout and sweet potatoes. I ate it with shirakiku rice and gave some to my mom. She hates me so I give her my cooking to piss her off because she knows its really good and she can't cook.
I love treating myself one day out of the week, to pho, or pizza or something. Binge watching something on HBO.
Consuming BL sometimes. The only BL I'd really consume would be mine.
I used to love Homestuck fandom right when it all came out. Nowadays I can't find anything that good unless its coming from me. Work that leaves everything to the imagination and is really painstakingly detail oriented. I'm dying to find something like that again though.
What job do you work where you can do your own stuff all the time?
even though I know it's cringe I like to watch mlp sometimes, it's a cute show
reading this made me drool. my absolute favorite is a squished-up, warm peanut-butter and jelly sandwich mmmpgpghghgg..g
Night shift in a hotel. Soon I will be brokering insurance too though.
Man some days when I have the time I'll lay in bed for hours and just
Not do anything of real value
Curling up in the blankets, watch YouTube videos, maybe a few drinks, read books, as long as I'm lying on my bed and doing no physical activity, I can literally do that forever.
Fwiw I am otherwise a very active person and try to lead a very healthy lifestyle with physical fitness but lately my god I just want to lie down.
i guess selfshipping? i wouldn't say that it's hardcore selfshipping, i don't know if it's even the right word for it. I really don't like shipping as a concept for me personally but yeah. interpret that as you will.
just thinking about being with fictional men that i like is so much more comfy and therapeutic compared to how fucking infuriating it is interacting with or having any relationship with moids irl.
Do you mean working the front desk?
fellow selfshipper here.
after abuse from awful moids, fictional men are miles better to me now. lol
I know right? it's so much better. It's like having a lot of the emotional benefits but not having to deal with actual moids. God bless.
My Chemical Romance. It's weird, none of the other bands I like are emo but they've just lingered in my brain no matter how many years I put between me & my emo phase.>>6022
I wonder if this anon managed to kick her habit. If you're still lurking 4 yrs later, update us?
tranny music. i mostly listen to rock/alternative/punk but 100 gecs, kim petras (earlier stuff), ayesha erotica, sophie…the instrumentals are so good that i don’t mind momentarily forgetting who made the song.
I can't believe 2019 was already 10 years ago…RIP SOPHIE
Various pop music from the 2000s. I LOVE Britney Spears' music and I will listen to her for hours while playing games. I think it's the nostalgia for me.
Another selfshipper/yumejoshi reporting in. I came in here to post about it, actually. I use unique OCs instead of a self-insert character but it still counts, I think…? It's definitely my guilty pleasure, emphasis on "guilty". It feels like it's becoming a little less taboo than it was in the 2010s but I still don't admit it openly to people who don't know me or on social media where crazies can send me death threats about it. Too many instances where I've seen others torn down for doing it on cringe blogs has scared me out of ever admitting it openly… though I am slowly getting a little braver about it.
>after abuse from awful moids, fictional men are miles better to me now
Damn, I'm really sorry you had to go through that. My own reasons aren't as dramatic (its like my brain was hard wired to do it, I dunno it's been a thing I've done since elementary school) but I can understand entirely. Scenarios for any relationship always play out perfectly in your head. After a lot of failed friendships and general lack of understanding how to be successful socially (even in online spaces) I end up turning to made-up scenarios in my head to entertain me. That sounds a lot more depressing than I intended for it to be. I actually have a great fiance, so it's not like I'm super duper lonely, just kinda bored I think. I daydream about it a lot less when I spend time with him IRL (it's a LDR… for now).
Still, the amount of time I spend thinking about my own characters shipped with my favorite characters is a little haunting.
You don't have to struggle socially to refuse to be in relationships with men. I've been relationship-free for a long time now, I also prefer fantasy. I'm never attracted to men. Its like 1 in 600 people I'll be attracted to, and even then, I don't want to live with one, or get married, or take on the bullshit that is running a house with a moid that expects you to do everything. Its all just steeply steeply unattractive to me. I don't want it in my life. Its as simple as that. I DO want to travel and never get chained down, but marriage is a vile institution to me
my life is boring enough for me to spend 70% of my day staring at my laptop screen like a fucking loser, i hope i can find something worth doing or make a friend before i have no choice but to do this for the rest of my life
GIMME GOLD REEEE.j…
RPGs and similar, especially games starring animals. Not anthro furfag garbage, I just get tired of dealing with modern human stuff/interactions in general sometimes and want to roam the woods as someone who has never had to deal with it and never will. Look for shinies, find berries, dig a burrow. Maybe swim around and explore the depths of the ocean, looking for fish to eat. Fly around and burn the fort of some jerk's battalion and hoard the gold to sleep on. So escapism, basically.>>6045
I treat it like visiting the zoo. Won't participate in the gossip or name-slinging, but I may drop by for a day to peek through the bars at the animals on display and see what weird shit they're doing in public.