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One thing that interests me as a NEET are people who can dedicate long hours towards a hobby.

Does anyone know of any youtube channels, blogs, etc. where the author does this?

I'm talking about 10 hours a day and consistent.

I'm not talking about 10 hours a day, only on weekends.

I'm not talking about someone who's "passionate", but only 2-3 hours a day.

Time spent is the most important thing for me.

I really like this type of obsessive behavior.

If anyone knows anything like this please post it in this thread.
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how the fuck do i get a hobby?
the saddest part of this post is this anon has apparently been 'studying' AI yes hasn't realize what a complete joke and meme modern AI is.


If you're asking, you probably won't be able to do it.


You don't "get" a hobby. It grows out of you. You can nurture it in various ways but ultimately you can't make yourself become interested in something. The best thing you can do it look at things you know you like, and then examine similar things to try and form a hobby.

Like anime? Try making gunpla. Like gunpla? Move on to garage kits.

Like listening to music? Try an instrument. Suck at instruments? Try composition.

Also some things you just need to take a plunge into. Try sculpting, painting, reading, take walks, visit museums. Hopefully something clicks and you find what you like.


>like anime?
>like music?

Damn it man.what a life… I do not have money or opportunity to take random plunge. i am so miserable



For those with a interest in the darker side of humanity this thread is for you.
Everything true crime (videos, documentaries, books, speculation and discussion, etc.) and real life mystery related is welcome.

One caveat is that paranormal related stuff usually belongs elsewhere such as the Nope thread. Same with fiction and creepypasta stuff, doesn't belong in this thread. It is for things that actually happened in the real world.
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Alek Minassian — FULL police interrogation of deadly crab van attack driver


Dylann Roof — Full police interrogation of Charleston church massacre gunman



A Serial Killer Profiler Explains the Minds of Murderers


Getting into interesting legal case files now.
This channel is pretty good.

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Any Wiz here interested in Stocks? I've been having fun on a practice account with questrade building my own portfolio that simulates the actual stock market with pretend money. I do have a couple hundred saved up that I'm thinking of investing sometime soon as well. When I signed up for the account I just used a fake name and throwaway e-mail, and for the phone number I used questrades very own support number.
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>You see, I was originally under the misinformed impression that I could potentially stand to gain upwards of a couple thousand dollars
When trading you can do leverage and get 100x profit, or if it goes down you lose 100x until youre bankrupt, if you really want more risk

>Again, was it literally as simple as having just bought into it early enough and then you were basically a millionaire? How much would $3000 dollars of bitcoins have equated to later on when they reached their height, for instance? Are you telling me there might be braindead shitposters on 4chan who are close to millionaires now because they YOLO'd into bitcoin probably as a joke?

Yes even people who just mined bitcoin on their computer for free became billionaires if they were early enough. I was a millionaire at the peak but now i only have $170k


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>if you really want more risk

No thanks. Taking huge risks was the exact opposite of what I was looking for. Again, the only reason I'm thinking about this all of the sudden is because of the coronavirus hysteria. People have been saying how low everything is and I started to think that I was missing out on some pseudo bitcoin like event. I thought it'd be an easy thing without much risk attached to make a small fortune of money, basically.

>became billionaires if they were early enough.

Seriously? Billionaires? So some NEET mining bitcoin back then could've become a damn billionaire? Even a millionaire is still pretty crazy and is enough to just make me wince in horror at the fucking laughable absurdity of this world, but a billionaire just seems like taking the piss. Well, either way, I wish I hadn't asked.

>I was a millionaire at the peak but now i only have $170k

So were you just some random guy mining bitcoin then? Right place, right time, sort of thing? If so, I can understand why people would want to kill themselves over having missed out on this sort of thing. The fact that it was this simple/easy and that really anyone could've gotten in on it, but that most of all of us had the extremely poor luck to not be aware of it until it was too late. To think how different life could've been for my family with money like that. So much misery over the lack of money and how its absence robs everyone of any sort of freedom. Well, whatever. Outside of that, coronavirus ain't a mini-bitcoin and I was just being a bit of a doofus for ever thinking that it was.


I don't know anything about stocks but you seem like smart wizards, will I be getting the stimulis check if I haven't had a job for more than a week? I did file taxes in 2018 after the week long job so I could get a few extra bucks, so maybe they will send me a check? I dunno.Thank you for any help.


That is in no way related to the topic of the thread.

That said the answer is no.


It often seems to me like these sort of sunshine stories, where someone put a nickel into something then ended up with a bajlon maijlon dollars, never worked again and lived happily ever after, tend to stick to people more than all the stories of failure. Pretty sure whether it was bitcoin, some pennystock, early google or whatnot, there's a far larger number of investments/wagers that went nowhere, that could possibly make for an interesting thread.

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Any wizbros into plant identification here?
Spring is coming and it's good time to get to know some of your local flora.

In this thread we share our recent discoveries, help identify each other's plants and discuss about plants, their properties and books about them in general.

Useful Temperate Plants Database:

(pictures are both from the Centaurea genus, 1. -C. jacea, 2. -C. cyanus, photographed last autumn)


I have identified some easy plants in the past, such as: onions, chives, nettles, thistles, cat tails, morals, raspberries, and mulberries. This year I want to step up my game, but I will have to wait a couple of months to try. Most of us are still in winter.


Winter plants are usually really hard, at least for me.
Like wild eatable root vegetables and the like.
With my level of knowledge now I would totally starve if I had to depend on nothing but foraging in the winter.

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Fellow Wizards/NEETs,what profound or interesting rabbit holes have you dove into? Conspiracies? Health? Philosophical pessimism? Redpills in general? Share them.

>taking MGTOW redpills

>see that doomers havebecome too shamed by succubi and their slaves


You didn't even describe a hobby. Just a general request to be entertained.
This doesn't belong on this board.



I wish i posted this on loung



What are your thoughts on the SCP foundation?
What is your favourite scp story? I'm personally am a fan of 1155 and 3001.
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I like SCPs that focus mainly on exploration/test logs. 093 is just a means of traveling to another world so all the focus is on what happens to the researchers, not the object itself. Also see: 354, 1730
It's fun going down the rabbit hole of 001 and The Truth. The most interesting part of the SCP setting is how compartmentalized and obfuscated knowledge is, even from fairly high ranking staff, and the need for secrecy can even invert the assumed structures like in the case of 2439.

I know all online communities and projects have been infiltrated and gutted by agents of identity politics but SCP seems fairly resilient. There may be meta trash going on but good content gets produced too and the core ideas seem to be intact.


SJWs ruined everything, like always.


I never cared enough too read any, there’s better stories out there



Yep. Not to sound too harsh, but SCP is basically a melting pot of hack writers, lazy idiots, shitposters, and people just generally sharing their boring, dumb & poorly thought out ideas. It literally came out of 4chan's /x/ board for fuck's sake. As a result, it was always going to be 99.9% brainless, amateurish tripe spawned from witless 4chan oafs, which, lo & behold, is exactly what it is.

Even the most popular SCPs are just things shamelessly ripped off from other media. Best example would be that retarded peanut monster looking thing being a straight rip-off of the weeping angels from Doctor Who. Even the very idea of SCP, just feels like a weak mish-mash of the X-Files jammed together with that one old mini-series from the mid 2000s, 'The Lost Room'.


perfect summary


I'm surprised we never had a poetry thread. The nice thing about short poems, is that you can do more than recommend a good poem, you can post the whole thing right here and it can be read in 2 minutes.

I've never been able to fully understand poetry, its strange to me. Its like a combination of essay, fiction, and music. It dwells on the same topics as philosophy but in a more indirect symbolic way.

For me at least, the technical aspects of poetry, the rhyming was a distraction. The sing-song nature of it takes away some of the seriousness. And I never understood the point. Although now that I enjoy music more, I at least partially understand the power of rhythm.

I think a good place to start for people not into poetry, is with non-rhyming translated poems. Then you don't have to focus on the lyricism or the formality. You can just listen to the story, or comprehend the philosophy. Its like a strange stream of consciousness prose writing. Translated poetry that does rhyme is a different beast. It feels like the translator is writing a new poem.

If you have any original new poems, feel free to post them here.
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Enjoyed that book too. His collected letters are also quite interesting. Great poet.


i've been reading a lot of wallace stevens, here's one of his most famous poems, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"


Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.


I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.


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“Our life is a false nature,—'tis not in
The harmony of things, this hard decree,
This uneradicable taint of sin,
This boundless Upas, this all-blasting tree
Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be
The skies, which rain their plagues on men like dew—
Disease, death, bondage—all the woes we see—
And worse, the woes we see not—which throb through
The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.”


I've read a fair share of poetry, but I don't get anything from it. I don't understand its appeal. Like, why do people like Les Fleurs du mal? I don't get it. Can someone explain why they like it?


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Late in August 1914, Trakl left Innsbruck for Galicia as a lieutenant attached to the Medical Corps of the Austrian army. After the battle of Grodek, he was put in charge of ninety serious casualties whom–as a mere dispensing chemist hampered by the shortage of medical supplies–he could do almost nothing to help. One of the wounded shot himself through the head in Trakl's presence. Outside the barn where these casualties were housed a number of deserters had been hanged on trees. It was more than Trakl could bear. He either threatened or attempted suicide, with the result that he was removed to Cracow for observation as a mental case. His last poems, "Klage" (Lament) and "Grodek" were written at this time. (13)
Sleep and death, the dusky eagles
Around this head swoop all night long;
Eternity's icy wave
Would swallow the golden image
Of man; against horrible reefs
His purple body is shattered.
And the dark voice laments
Over the sea.
Sister of stormy sadness,
Look a timid dinghy goes down
Under stars,
The silent face of the night.

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Any Wizbros into fishing? I think fishing is like the most ultimate wizardly hobby. I want to get seriously into fishing but I have a lot to learn. I did fish a bit when I was a child but it was mostly casual stuff with a worm on a hook.

I think alligator gars are so cool and my ultimate goal is to get a 7 ft. gar mounted on my wall. What do you guys think?
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Yaaaaaaaa I'm gonna stick with deep sea fishing for grouper


Don't know if you'll read this, but we have gar in the springs in Florida. While they can get big, they're very chill creatures and I wouldn't want to turn one into a trophy.


I want to get into fishing as a hobby eventually. When I have money to spare. It is more expensive than people realize.

There are a lot of fishing videos on YouTube though. You can live vicariously through them without having to deal with all the unpleasant aspects of doing things IRL. You can build a fantasy of going fishing in your mind which is much better than the real thing ever could be I think.


How is it expensive?


I am sure it could easily get expensive if you let it, but it can also be done quite cheaply.

One of the most consistent fishermen I knew was a old broke guy that stayed at the labor camp I was at for awhile.
During month of down time between seasons he saved money by feeding himself with the bag of fish he got every single time he went fishing.
He always caught way more then he could eat, but since he didn't have anything better to do he just kept fishing and fed the extra to the crack heads.

Should have pestered him to teach me the basics of fishing. Seems like a good skill to have.

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Discussions, quips, theories and such related to BR2049.

I'll get the ball rolling, Niander Wallace is the true hero, he see's (In both the literal and conceptual) no distinction between man and replicant.

"I cannot breed them. So help me, I have tried. We need more Replicants than can ever be assembled. Millions, so we can be trillions more. We could storm Eden and retake her."
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Blade Runner is taken very seriously by many people. If there is one film deserving of it's own thread it's this one.


Don't people typical take the books seriously? The films can only fit in so much.


The book had a more vibrant vide than the movie, tbh. In fact I'd say 2049's extended energy is closer to the book in terms of how casual it feels compared to the aristocratic vibes you got from the first film. (I'd even say Shinichihiro Watanabe's short was more faithful to Ridley Scott's take despite the borderline Psycho-Pass feel)


On the contrary Do Androids Dreams of Electric Sheep? provided the foundations upon which a church was built.


Storming Eden seems similar to the story of the Tower of Babel where a great mass of people tried to reach heaven. I guess we're all trying to find our own way back to paradise.

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any wizzies play wargames? if you want, we can discuss it in this thread. since /hob/ generally is very slow any sort of historical, napoleonic, or sci-fi game is welcome.

generally i play sci-fi stuff myself, battletech / 40k games just because that's what i'm mostly into. also i dabble in some RPGs as well, like shadowrun and dark heresy. i would like to, but have not had the chance to play WWII/modern wargames like bolt action or skirmish sangin, though i think it would be fun.

anyway, let me know what you like and we can have a chat about it.
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I've played eu3, victoria 2, hoi4, ck2
Out of all of them I far prefer victoria 2, mostly because warfare isn't the aim of the game. It can be just as satisfying to develop the country through non-violent means like industry and sphering as through conquest and colonisation.


Stelllaris is amazing


Hearts of Iron with BlackICE mod is amazing.


Dominions 5 is the most wizardly game. Highly recommend to all NEETs, wizards, hikkikomoris, and hermits. Torrent it b4 buying. There is a strong multiplayer community.


I really like this image

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