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Is getting a dakimakura body pillow with an anime character on it sad? Pic related.
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heh, i actually like this a lot.


I've owned one and a small collection of covers for a few years. Not something I keep secretive/hide nor explicitly advertise, the couple of friends that know about it don't find it weird, it's just a pillow.

It's rather interesting that even within niche audiences there are such divided opinions on whether owning a body pillow is "sad" or something to be looked down upon. For some it's just a big cozy pillow with a cute picture that helps keep good posture and comfort while sleeping. It's incorrect to assume that owning one is always a replacement for human companionship, related to idolisation of the character depicted/"waifuism", or anything with sexual intent, though I don't deny those things might be the case for others.

If you are going to get one avoid bootleg covers, import an official one or look at the western doujins. The reddit mentioned above is good to learn. You want a 2WT cover and a high quality inner pillow and be warned it can get expensive.




>the couple of friends
Goodbye wizchan 2019.


oh? only a couple? youre cool.


succubi Frontline is good and its nice to see more people who like it.


I think not.


i can't seem to find any designs with springfield m1903 :(
there are certainly worse gacha



It all depends on which character it is. For example, Hestia would be very sad. Something like the already mentioned Chino on the other hand would be entirely respectable.


only sad if you dont love her


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I think dakis are autistic, just get some tasteful figures and cum on them instead, easier clean up aswell desu


that ruins the paint.


Well maybe get your mind out of the gutter then. I never came on mine, and washing it gives it a cozy nice feeling just like washing sheets or clothes does. Figures are just for looking at, daki you can hug for 8+ hours a day.


yeah, right, but what can you cum on?


do you have a pet?


why would cumming on a tiny figurine, or pillow, or picture, anything really, be satisfying? i dont get the appeal of cumming on stuff that doesnt feel good that you will have to clean up later. onaholes at least provide stimulation for the trouble of cleaning it up


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I want to get a dakimakura very badly and have been meaning to get one for a long time now. I'd say the major problem is that I just don't know what sort of cover I want, or what kind of image I would use for the character I have in mind. How does someone even submit a proper image for a custom cover? Do you just take a screenshot from the anime, or a manga, or what? Even then, I'd find it almost impossible to decided on which one would be best. Still, I just really need to get this. Literally the only thing I want to spend my money on right now is a dakimakura. I need help to decide on what I want, but I don't know how anyone can really help me in that way, even though I still really need some help. I also intend on buying a second body pillow, so the dakimakura can be exclusively for hugging, while my other body pillow will simply be for my head while I'm sleeping and I can essentially have both with me at the same time. And yeah, I'll admit it. I'm really, really fucking lonely and a dakimakura is essentially what I'm grasping for in the hopes of stymieing that loneliness a bit.I'd even go so as far as to get a sex doll, but the uncanny valley factor in 99% of them is just too damn strong to make them appealing to me. Still, I'd be open to any recommendations there.


You don’t typically submit your own image for a daki. Usually you buy a premade cover, and then your own pillow. So what is on the cover is usually at the mercy of what artists decide to draw or what’s popular. You can however commission artists to make a cover with whatever you want on it. However if you’re a NEET these are all very costly things. My cover alone cost me about 150 and the pillow was another 50 on that and I didn’t even commission mine. There is a website, cuddly octopus, that will print custom covers for you but I’m skeptical of their quality. Also you need to get a super high resolution image or else your cover will be pixelated as hell, so just taking random pics or screenshots of anime will look pretty bad.


She's a hot bitch. I'd take one.


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A wise anon once advised me, when washing a dakimakura, to add a few drops of scent into the rinse-water. Doesn't need to be an expensive perfume, bottled scents can be purchased for a few dollars each.

You can get pre-blended combinations, or go for your own choice of separate notes (floral, rose, citrus, amber, etc) – the appropriate selection will depend on what you imagine her scent to be like.


why are you guys so obsessed with sex?


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Personally I don't get the appeal of lewd dakis, but having a big thing to hug is no different from owning a large plush toy.
I wanted to get a blank daki because I got over my anime phase but they cancelled my order and I decided to not bother.


While they were sex watching

I was studying multiverse theory


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That's why you get one with a lewd side and less lewd side. One for hug and one for fug.



I'm not obsessed with sex, yet I still want a dakimakura as an item of comfort for myself to cherish. I'd consider myself to be a chronic masturbator however, but that's largely due to my overactive libido, which has yet to settle down even though I'm very nearly 30. Even then, I wouldn't consider myself sex obsessed, but more just hopelessly hooked on the quick shot of dopamine that comes from masturbation. I'll also mention that being lonely isn't the same thing as being sex obsessed.


That's my thought process on the matter and is how I've currently designed my dakimakura to be like. One side that's skimpy, one side that's wholesome. Best of both worlds, basically.


Nice tip. I'll keep that in mind.


>Tries to commission 2-sided dakimakura image
>Goes with artist with a few good reviews, which I now realize were probably just empty shill reviews
>Gives artist tons of reference material and clear instructions on what I want
>Sketches out the complete opposite of what I want
>Rushes ahead and starts coloring, despite me telling him repeatedly that I'm not satisfied
>Says he won't change anything now, since he's started coloring
>Expressions on both sides are just variations on an irritated constipated looking scowl when I simply wanted warm/affectionate smiles
>Says he'll change the expressions after me threatening to cancel the job
>Expressions are the exact same as before and the other adjustments I asked for were done as sloppily as possible
>Cancels job

Where have other wizzies gotten there dakimakura images commissioned? I checked out Artists & Clients.com, but the guy I went with just jerked me around like a prick and led to the above green text. There's only one officially released dakimakura for what I'm looking for, but it's terrible, so I'm pretty much forced to go the commissioning route.


Did you just commission some rando? I'd try commissioning an artist whose work you've seen before and like.



No he wasn't just a random person, he seemed like an actual artist. Guy only had one sample image of his work though, which I thought was odd. I liked his style based on the sample, but the guy clearly didn't have much reading comprehension or command over his own eyeballs, since he provided me only one sketch which looked nothing like what I asked for, despite very clear instructions and reference material. My adjustments were fairly minor too, (change expressions, alter the arm and pose a bit), but the guy wouldn't even bother to do that much and even seemed to be downright incapable of it. The fact that he decided to start coloring without my permission was a clear indicator that he didn't give a shit about what I was asking for and just wanted to sloppily rush my image to completion and then expect me to pay for it. After that experience, I don't know where else to go. All the other artists who do dakimakuras on Artists & Clients.com seem just as fishy as that guy. Barely any sample images of their work and what are probably just fake reviews shilling their abilities as an artist.


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She is the best investment I've ever made.



She looks adorable. Where is she from and what do you mean by "investment"? Will it be worth a lot of money one day?


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She is a character made by Fluff Kevlar. She is an android.

She is a good investment because I'm so alone and I needed someone.


If you're interested, I got her from Fluff-Kevlar's Etsy page.


what a waste


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Nothing wrong with it.


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Yeah, would've been okay if it was a Japanese furry.


Its a picture on a pillow not a person.You will become the wizard version of buffalo bill in no time.


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Watch what you say.
She is special.


Go away tourist. Or are you gonna complain about waifu threads on /jp/ of all places?


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go back to reddit, succubi arent people

arch bro here to back you up, remember

>never apologize for your waifur

>always be willing to duel another man who insulted your waifur's honor
>it doesnt matter if you call Ara a she because she's a waifur and not a succubus and succubi arent people


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>She is the best investment
That's something a norman would say about a whore.


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You're a real wizbro.



Yeah but it's a pillow.


Hell yeah broski

And don't listen to that faggot, he's literally been just saging every thread. He's a sperg crab.


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My 7ft Miia pillow is what brought happiness into my life 3 years ago.

I've been truly, genuinely happy since then.


You've been truly and genuinely happy since then? Did it help you during a depression period and helped you getting your life in order? Or is all the happiness attributed to the pillow? I've been considering getting one but it does still seem kind of like a novelty to me. You're not the first wiz to say that their daki helped their mental health a lot (see the guy with the Ara daki)


A pillow with a drawing on it will not cure depression. But they are cute and comfortable to hug. So maybe you’ll sleep better and this feel a bit better, but depression is something you need to deal with deep in your soul, not with a pillow.


It gave me the motivation to start working harder and do things. I also tried LSD around the same time which seemed to have reversed my 7 year severe depression (I'm 24).

Since then I've been treating my life as a bit of a meme, buying things to flesh out my house and plushes of the other monster musume characters. I work in Ecology so I kind of decorate each characters room how I imagine their animal form would like it (though I have a small house, so it's only Miia, Papi and Suu while the other rooms are left more general).


I second this guy's statement. I will say that, depending on how insane you are, it probably can help to somewhat cope with lonliness and isolation to some extent.

I play a goofy waifuist stereotype when I post Ara. She has definitely helped me in some way, but she hasn't solved the root problem. She does however provide some form of escape from the real world. In this way she is special to me, and I reassure myself these things.

I'm not fully awake yet, so forgive me if this doesn't make much sense.

I wish you guys a good day.


So what Ive gathered is that I need to take some psychedelics and buy a waifur pillow and then I will stop feeling depressed and anxious… right?

It's worth a shot, whats the worse that could happen?

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