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Anyone here grow mushrooms or take them before?

I remember posting back on /wiz/ about a year ago about my experience with mushrooms and people were really interested. Though that time I bought them off the darknet markets, this time I am growing them. First image is my current grow, second image is not mine but where they will be likely be within 5 days, 3rd image is the innoculated jars.

Essentially what you do is sterilise brown rice flour (BRF) in a small masonry jar by way of pressure cooker. You then take the sterilise jars out, add psilocybin mushroom spores which can be bought online from USA in the clearnet no trouble as you just say they're for microscopy purposes.

Once you colonise the jars with spores you keep them warm and away from sunlight for two weeks. Inside the jars the spores will create mycelium and eventually turn the entire jar into a big fungi mass. You take this out, place it in a terrarium and keep the humidity high and the light low and the mushrooms come out within a week (where I am at the moment).

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The point is that your everyday reality is the same too. Your sober model of reality is just a model altered by neurochemicals too. It's like if you were to visit two different planets with different cultures and lifestyles: afterwards you don't claim that the place you visited from the 'correct culture', but it showed you that neither culture is correct. A fish likely doesn't realise it is wet unless you pull it out of the water for a while


It feels like there is something wrong with the way I process hallucinogens in general. It’s almost always a negative experience.
I took a 50 gram dose of truffles. Zero visuals aside from the slightest sense of wall breathing and waving my hands seeming to have a longer trail-blur. I became profoundly upset at how small, spidery and succubus-like my hands were. I then spent at least 6 hours believing death did not end suffering and eternal, unescapable reincarnation into more suffering was real, and there was no way to ever be at peace or end. I talked with another person and thought that there were only two eternal, omnipotent consciousnesses in existence (Me and You), and that all of creation was a game they were playing to try to bring themselves together, and that if they ever did come together (no idea what this means) everything would cease to exist, but that this would not ever happen and they would forever suffer alone. It was possibly the worst psychological experience of my life. The idea of eternal reincarnation that I had never entertained before now scares me as much as or more than death.
Another time I took less truffles, again no visuals, but saw everything as existentially futile and tried to kill myself by holding my breath.
The problem is, both times I was then somehow less depressed and more conscientious for weeks/months afterwards, so I keep taking them. Not truffles since they seem to be the worst. I started taking 0.5g of mushrooms every two weeks so that I don’t have to trip, but still get the aftereffects. I’m increasing the dose a bit each time, but at whatever threshold it turns into a nightmare I won’t go up to again.
I fucking HATE psychedelics. I take them regularly. Idk.


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I've tried growing a couple different times. First time I did what is called the Uncle Ben's Tek where you use rice in bags from the grocery store and innoculate them with spores and seal them with micropore tape. Once the bags colonize, you break them up into tubberware bins and treat them like any other grow. Keep them under light, keep the moisture good, etc etc.
People on Reddit post amazing results, and mine looked really promising until it dried out and began to mold. I believe it got taken over by trich, a common mold that contaminates grows.
So that was a bust. I ended up burying it all in my yard next to a stump, and lo-and-behold, once in a while a mushroom will pop up! I ate one and it was a-okay. Pic related, look at that fine little man.

I tried another time. This time I used the more well known brown rice Tek, and I had more results from that one. I had some fruits, but they were skinny and didn't look healthy. I harvested them when I thought things were going south, and I actually still have them dried out in a bag. That batch also got taken out by trich.

What's funny is I have no problem eating the ones that grew outside, but the ones I grew in my own closet get the side-eye and I will not eat them.

Since these two experiences, I've taken to simply buying them and paying someone else for their labor. It's worth it to me.


looks good wizzie, hope the spores spread outside. if such shrooms grow on your land easy, maybe you can grow giant puffballs outside too, also tasty

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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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How to train your dragon

Well animated movie, with an excellent story that has relatable and believable characters that you care about, cool quirky dragons, amazing action scenes, and thrilling music. The theme of strained father and son relationship because of the wimpy son who failed to meet the expectations of his manly alpha father, the leader of his viking tribe, and the ostracism brought on by this wasn't my cup of tea, but it was well done and you could feel for the kid.

It also has this cutie who is the male protagonist's love interest that I fell in love with.


lol what fucking movie is this




As someone who really enjoyed the first two Terminator movies, this is very distressing to read. Unfortunately I'm not surprised though.


I recently watched THE WONDERFUL CELEBRITY OF JU and really enjoyed this movie. The film has an interesting storyline and actors, so it is definitely worth the attention of those who are interested in ancient Chinese culture.

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Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
Or when the power goes out..
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Fixies and single gears are pretty fun in their own way. Especially if you like to swap components out a lot.
Never have I tried more handle bar types then the time I had a single gear for a year.
My time with a fixed gear was a little scary, but that's because there were hills and the guy I got it from didn't have breaks on the thing. Installed some later but that first month was stressful.
Also wore though tires really fast because doing skids and slides is addictive.


do you wear helmets?



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I grow my own.


Drop & Roll

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All motorcycle discussion goes in this thread. Do you own a motorcycle? Do you want to own one in the future? Tell us your stories.
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Don't lie just to 'diss the lefts' on the Internet. This shit is getting old.




Lean or Counter-lean? Police prefer counter-lean.


For me it's all about how aggressively I am taking the turn.
If I am taking a turn hard and fast then I counter lean to get the bike down low.
If I am going relatively slow I prefer to muscle the bike around by leaning, both because I feel better in control at lower speeds doing so but also because I prefer to keep the bike upright in such situations.
Probably why most sport/super bike racers counter lean and most Enduro riders lean.

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I've been into maps since I was a kid and would draw war plans with arrow lines striking across the map. And alternate history fantasies etc.

While I'm mostly a verbal learner, it just fascinates me the way maps can convey so much information graphically and visually.

I'm especially fascinated by cartograms, as often what we really care about is not geographic miles but population and economics. And so cartographic maps show a whole different world, often more accurate to the IRL world we live in of what matters.
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This is what I meant about cartograms being a single image conveying a vast amount of data. I especially love how its color coded for GDP per capita.


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1914 vs now


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Not sure if a poetry thread exists. Post good poetry, please. Even stories like the one listed are accepted. This book is about an intemperate man who struggles with emotions.
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The Wound
Thomas Hardy

I climbed to the crest,
And, fog-festooned,
The sun lay west
Like a crimson wound:

Like that wound of mine
Of which none knew,
For I’d given no sign
That it pierced me through.


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They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn

By fools in old-style hats and coats,

Who half the time were soppy-stern

And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.

It deepens like a coastal shelf.

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Sage because this is a test post. I wrote these poems

The great reset is assimilating people into a hivemind and if we don't kill A.I. then we'll have no mouths anymore and scream forever. For God's sake resist this evil and attack the power grid.


wait are you married??

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Dunno if this belongs on /games/ or not, but lets have a VR thread. Does anyone own a VR headset? I've been looking to get one. I heard the quest 2 is good and also cheap but the faceberg account requirement is super off putting. Anyone have experience here?
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You share my feelings about HLA details and interactivity. I found it really jarring that items such as blankets or soft bags are baked in the environment with no way to interact with them, the game itself follows some arbitrary rules - you can pistol whip boxes and manhacks, but not other enemies? Overall I feel the game would be much more enjoyable if it were my first. Otherwise Vertigo Remastered did the whole Half-Life thing better, while Boneworks did the whole interactivity thing a bit more daring.


I tried a demo of virt-a-mate and it was super duper broken and extremely limited. Basically unplayable, crashed all the time, and nothing of interest to do.

Gave me the impression it wasn't even close to worth my time. Certainly not worth my money.


>facebook account requirement
>to play a videogame
JFC, If this is the future, I do not want to be part of it.


There are dozens of other HMD to choose from.
I personally have the WMR headset.


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He might be the homeless user from lainchan that claimed to have VR and sleeps with one eye open and sold his VR set after first buying it and flaunting his VR status on lainchan. Honestly he could just wear it on one side of his head, but anyway, the real question if indeed that is him is….

What did you spend your money on instead?

I heard about that game on the lainchan thread. It's about a year old so I guess it's being advertised a lot?

I can't even stand to have a fakebook account myself though oculus rift could be the cheapest most worth getting; I'm still mad.

Indeed. The ramification of stem cell research is becoming immortal, those in charge hate that due to religious values. VR is the same sort of ethical issues, they don't want you breaking any laws you want in your virtual world, it gives you power over yourself and takes it away from them. Live forever and don't take laws seriously also, that semtiment goes with how prison would change, the time served there, it'd completely change us psychologically. Either your own imaginary world or living forever, same ball parks, so they interfered with both of them to make sure no laws are broken, no playing god and living forever nor having whatever you wish happen in an imaginary world.

But like the other wizard says, there are other ones, even if they already sent their message through meddling with something that was built by the people (oculus) through literal donations if I recall. That's anarchy!

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Think I'll stop playing games so much and make my own. I always think I could make better games than the ones I play.

I'm starting small, a text-based life simulation game. I'll probably implement it in javascript/html, release it public domain. What's important to begin with is the game design.

Share ideas if you will. Here are some ideas I've fished from the bottom of my mind:
>strategically navigate life or let life take you for a rice
>many factors you have no control over
>more procedurally generated content than you can even experience: you are a drop in a bucket
>cheating turned into game mechanics: like how Caves of Qud has potions of precognition that are functionally saving, I want there to be a way within game mechanics to do things that might be fun to do cheating.
>simulated economies and societies
>somehow I want morality to evolve like it does in nature
>perhaps you have limited control of your character because the player character has his own mind you have to deal with

Regarding processing things:
>a "reality bubble" where things are fully processed
>at least one more level of processing where things are processed to a lesser extent
>a "catch-up" system where things outside of the reality bubble are processed when they enter the reality bubble, e.g. if a fire were started somewhere but that place left the reality bubble when you return later it uses cellular automata to judge how the fire would spread. That's just an example, this game will probably be only text. A more relevant example would be your character leaving some country then coming back and npcs experience "catch up" simulating their lives while they were outside of the reality bubble
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>strategically navigate life or let life take you for a rice


Started working on the skeleton of a game. You will be an animal and evolve based on gameplay.


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not sure what this is, thinking a life simulation thing would be cool




i think it's fair to just say it is hard to learn new things. the thing you are recommending, as well as blender itself, as confusing as shit for me. unity is pretty simple by my comparison

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Recently I have been learning to sing from YouTube videos. It's extremely satisfying to hit high notes and sing basic melodies right. The hobby is free to do and with only minimal practice you can get a lot out of it.

Since it can be embarrassing starting my approach is to mask the noise with a white noise machine. I normally practice my singing at night time when the norms are least active. I'd say the noise level volume is a little over talking volume which should be okay but I'd still prefer not to be overheard by my room mate.

Any wizards into singing?
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No fear, man.


I've been keeping up with my singing practice and getting a lot of enjoyment out of it. Honestly this is a great distraction and form of stress relief. It is a weird hobby but strangely therapeutic, would recommend. To other wizards who want to learn more check out YouTube for some basic exercises: learn about chest voice vs head voice vs falsetto. That's more than enough to get started.


i bet 99% of wizzies will sound like garbage.
not a bad thing though, pisses the normies off :)


i dont agree. its really just a matter of learning. taking the time to do scales and slowly improving vocal range and control. that lets you actually hit notes when you sing lyrics.

whats cool is everyone is going to sound unique in their own way. i feel like this hobby is awesome for those who can find the privacy to do it. ive been having a lot of fun with it ^_^


Just sing like you're a CODA (child of deaf adults).

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