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 No.54360[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij9KXgiyDAc

Thought you guys might like this
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 No.61921

>>54360
I bought a few prints from Dave Bull's mokuhankan shop and have them up in my room. Initially I thought they were expensive for what they were, but when you realise what an absolutely ridiculous amount of effort went into both the carving and the printing I feel like I should be donating on top of the price. Incredible craft that I can only wish I could get into.

 No.61922

>>61921
man you just triggered some memories. dave bull is awesome i used to watch his streams and youtube channel a lot. tons of relaxing and informative content. when people get this good at something, they become fountains of useful information and curiosity

https://www.youtube.com/user/seseragistudio/videos

 No.61925

>>61922
I used to watch his streams until he started the octupus carving, which was repulsive on every level.

 No.61926

>>55130
Ex Libris stamps in books used to be a popular artform in the west.

 No.61961

>>54954
>>58390
DAT SYMPHONY OF CHAINSAWS



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 No.61466[Reply]

Are any wizards interested in astrology? I've recently got into it and become very passionate about it. It's definetely true, and i've also started to developing my own theories that i'm hopefully going to refine with time.
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 No.61618

>>61617
aren't those 2 images the same thing? the inside and outside of the VR escape

 No.61776

It all went downhill when astrology stopped being a tool primarily for prediction/divination and became a tool for "knowing yourself" aka succibi going "omg that's totally me" to vague shit that could apply to a lot of people and pretending to be special and deep.
I'm not saying you can't use it to know about yourself, but it's literally information you can't act upon (under normal, non-magical circumstances). Natal astrology was for important people i.e. kings, before or right at their birth. Think about it, back then very few people would know their exact time of birth. What was assessed was their innate advantages and disadvantages, and the course of their life, and this was set in stone. Your fate was sealed the moment you were born. There is a reason why Gnostics and to a lesser extent the Hermeticists thought of the planets and fixed stars as malignant forces.

 No.61881

>>61776
Vedic astrology is still rooted in the predictive side of things. A drawback to that is oversimplifying the energies. Theres no room for the spiritual floweryness when life is just where you'll live, career, spouse, health, etc. In western many readings read like stream of consciousness or channelings for whatever sounds good. That isn't all that bad its just everyone has to use discernment. You can't blame astrology for the immaturity some have when first getting into a thing. In my experience looking at my chart was the foundation of my self education on the signs. I used to look at only pisces videos, or only info about my particular aspects. In retrospect I see that as egotistical, but its only human nature to do so. Now I take an objective approach and see all signs as equal. But in general you're right to point out the superficial aspect its taken on as humanity ascends to 5d.

 No.61932

>>61466
Astrology is internally inconsistent because of the precession of the equinoxes.

 No.61934

>>61932
vedic astrology accounts for that, but western is still more accurate because the signs are not really determined by costellations but theyre just 12 segments of the eliptic of the sun.



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 No.56935[Reply]

What do you do when you have no interest in your current hobbies but want to some hobby time?

Can we have a thread about new and interesting hobbies you discover even if you don't do them?
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 No.56950

>>56948
Reddit, discord, forums, twitch, youtube etc. Depending on the hobby, certain sites are better than others, for instance, reddit is much better at selecting meme content than serious, long-form discussion, but it can serve as aa hub for links to different communities and resources. Discord can be nice when you find a small, niche community and its quality usually drops the more people join. Forums are the best for long-form, serious discussion, as threads are expected to stay a long time and people are expected to put in at least a minimal amount of effort when writing a reply (although, this doesn't stop normalfags from inflating their post count with one liner "thanks, this is great" filler). Twitch and youtube communities always organize around a particular content creator, so they usually turn out to be more about the creator than the content.

Twitch has a lot of people streaming themselves doing a particular hobby, like drawing or japanese printmaking. I like browsing through Science & Technology section on twitch and find these small channels that stream programming. Sometimes I watch, sometimes I just have it in the background while I work on my own stuff.

 No.56961

>>56948
>Top 50 hobbies lists are worthless.
Every hobby will have various subcultures and subdomains within it. It's up to you to explore and find these things because for some they're not just out there for the taking.

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 No.59565

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>>56935
Cook
Garden
Draw
Write
DO IT!

 No.61767

>>56935
For myself i do 2 things head over to https://www.survivorlibrary.com/ just a load of things to try not in a prepper kind of way just out of curiousty.

Secondly I use top 5k reddits then scroll up from the bottom to look for communities for things to try not to use the reddit though mostly



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 No.54803[Reply]

i'm looking forward to get one of those mainly for practical purpose (killing insects) but before i'd like to know if they're reliable as such or if it's just a myth. i heard the drosera species was the one that needed the less care and thus was perfect for beginners.
if anyone has experience with those plants feel free to share your knowledge
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 No.58637

>>58628
Depends. Bumblebees avoid the stench death.

 No.58638

>>58637
I'm no entomologist but I don't think bumblebees are flies.

 No.58639

>>58626
i just get tiny fruit flies from upstairs. they breed in the kitchen sink and come down into my room via the air vent

recently put my computer case's filter screen over the room's air vent though. seems to have stopped them. thank the lord

 No.58843

>>54803
I got one for a friend; he prefers plants that "do something".

 No.61765

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>>54803
There is this interesting raspberry pi program you can make for temp controlling carnivorce plants maybe you might find it interesting https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/resources/raspberry-pi-terrarium-controller/



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 No.61563[Reply]

i taught myself fishing 2 years ago and have enjoyed it immensely

i keep my fishing sessions to 2 or 3 hours max, just a quick session after work, i dont really care if i catch anything

i put in earphones and listen to good podcasts as it helps pass the time

anyone else? feels like it would be a perfect wizard outdoor hobby
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 No.61583

>>61582
>My brother is a fish
Gumball?
Is that you?

 No.61584

>>61572
I asked the last fish I bit in to alive if it hurt and he just looked at me with this blank expression.

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 No.61718

I built a fish pond recently in my backyard, and in the beginning before the filter for the pond was complete in order to control the bugs we went out and caught some tiny little fish swimming in a nearby river with a minnow trap. I kind of wanted to just keep doing that to stock the entire pond and let all types of natural fish live in it and see what fish came out on top after a few years, but ultimately we got goldfish and koi because my mom wanted something she could easily see. One of the fish ended up getting caught in the filter recently though and we pulled it out and it was a beautiful sexually mature green sunfish with electric blue markings on its face. Those little fish we put in at the beginning are still in there only all grown up. I wonder what the other ones are. They never took to the pellets my moms been giving them but they will go crazy for crickets. I think there's about 3-4 left as far as I can tell. We didn't put in any substrate though so the horny little guys shouldn't be able to reproduce because I'm pretty sure they're all sunfish. Maybe that's why he was in the filter looking for a way out. Thus concludes my ramble on the topic of fishing.

 No.61723

>>61718
Send picture of the wiz sea



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 No.49799[Reply]

Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
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 No.60123

>>60122
>but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world
not even close to true. We know nothing.

 No.60296

>>60123
banal comment

 No.60297

>>60296
predetermined to respond

 No.61708

Robert Aickman is another writer worth checking out if you like horror short stories, a lot of them are pretty wizardly too

 No.61719

I love Shot on Video horror, low budget stuff. I recommend Sledgehammer, The Hackers, and Winterbeast. Cannibal Campout is good too



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 No.56134[Reply]

My hobby is trolling and cyber stalking people. Does anyone else share this amazing interest. I understand it is a bit weird, but it's my only interest. I have 40+ instagram accounts larping as various females and males, to catfish my way into various random normies lives and gain followers. Every larp has a distinct personality and it's own internet friend group. I also do this on twitter, and facebook. Anyone else share the interest?

The only sad part is none of my friends know who I am ,I am a 48 year old wizard neet. But through these personas, I can be anyone I desire.
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 No.61598

Making weird/edgy comments in the youtube comments and seeing all the replies i get

 No.61621

>>61588
I feel it, and I haven't even been doing it that long. The good retards are far and few between. There's only so many times I can have the same conversation genuine or not. It's tiring as hell.

We used to get people to jerk off in a call of 5 dudes to prove they're not gay. Where'd these faggots go? It was just a few years ago.

 No.61634

>>61621
That you Soulbrotha?

 No.61639

League trolling is extremely fun because how seriously people take it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVCBwPxBqtE&ab_channel=Kotka595

 No.61646

>>57498
>evil wizard
Should be called Warlocks.



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 No.61636[Reply]

I don't know if this thread fits here, but I want to post a lot of things I've been thinking about just generally in Physics/Chemistry/"hard sciences" and have been confused by.

1 - ENTROPY
I'm trying to understand entropy. When I left uni, I left with the thought, "IT'S A MEASUREMENT OF DISORDER"/"Proportional to the log of the number of admissable states of a system." But now I've done back to this to actually _think_ about what it means, and I realize I do not understand it.

Let me start off with a really basic question: what's up with the units? How is "Joules per Kelvin" a "measure of disorder?" With those units, I'd expect entropy to be related to "How good an insulator" a material is than anything to do with "disorder."

2 - CHLORINATION & SALTWATER
O.K. so this is difficult to explain in general what the hell is going on with my brain here, but whenever I try to understand something about chlorination, it causes me grief and confusion about why that DOESN'T happen with saltwater. I'll give a few examples:
- Chlorine dissolved in distilled water will become ionic in water, but because it's volatile and reforms into a gas, it eventually comes out of the solution, right? (*) Well then, how come that doesn't happen with saltwater? The chlorine ions would eventually vaporize out of solution leaving the saltwater at least slightly alkaline?
- Chlorine kills organic matter by attacking it, right? How come the organic matter it's destabilizing doesn't create ionic salts that would make the water solution an undrinkable mess?
Etc.. Basically, every question/way I can think of for how water chlorination works gives me a question about how saltwater is stable.
(*) Spare the technically correct "Oh but it does [in ridiculously small quantities]" answer. I hope you understand what I'm getting at here.

 No.61637

>>61636
Entropy is used in a lot of different ways by a lot of different physics. For most purposes it is a measurement of potential energy, as things give off energy as the grow more "disordered" and so it is used to calculate how much energy can be gotten out of a system.

Salt when dissolved releases one sodium and one chlorine. The compounds used in chlorinating pools and such is sodium hypochlorite (Na(ClO), this chlorine has an oxygen attached, and wants to get rid of it. So once the ionic bond is broken, it will oxidize organic matter which kills it.



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