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 No.54025[Reply]

New thread.
Discuss all weapons.
Keep your bad temper and normie posturing to yourself, please. This is not the martial arts thread.

Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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 No.56326

>>56312
Just drawing a sword requires space, so in whatever situation where there's limited space and would hinder a large blunt weapon, it would hinder a sword …. it's a non-issue. On avoiding a swing by anything, it may be possible if your opponent's weapon is so long or heavy that it takes "winding" and telegraphs the direction that he'll swing it in. That's another non-issue with light, short weapons. Generally weapons in the 20"-36" range and 1 to 2 1/2 lbs in the hands of a man of average strength can be swung faster than normal human reflexes can respond to. This is physics and has nothing to do with martial arts by the way.

A person can continue functioning for up to 30 seconds even if his heart is stabbed or shot through and stops beating, it doesn't guarantee stopping an attack. Also, stabbing a wild normie is just another way to get splashed with gonorrhea and herpes blood. You're seriously better off with bear mace than any object where the plan is to stab a would-be attacker.

 No.56333

>>56326
Stabbing a wild norp in the heart/lung will stop them faster than breaking their arm, that much is guaranteed.
>That's another non-issue with light, short weapons. Generally weapons in the 20"-36" range and 1 to 2 1/2 lbs in the hands of a man of average strength can be swung faster than normal human reflexes can respond to.
Yes, strikes can be done so quickly enough and with little enough telegraphing that it would be unavoidable if you didn't expect it, but most people will predict attacks based on other smaller telegraphs that happen before the swing itself. I'm sure you've been watching Skallagrim/Lindybeige et al since you know about strike telegraphing, and I'm sure you've heard them explain that it's not possible to have no telegraphing but it is possible to minimize it.
In any case, I just said that a stab with a sword would be better than swinging a mace for a close quarters home invasion situation in which there likely wouldn't be enough room to safely use typical slicing strikes.
>You're seriously better off with bear mace than any object where the plan is to stab a would-be attacker.
Probably, I don't know enough about how quickly it can disable an enraged norp.

 No.56490

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Can anybody identify what type of sword this is exactly? It resembles Oakeshott type XIIIa to me but I am not totally educated on swords.

 No.56492

>>56490
Irish hand and half? The pommel looks round enough

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 No.54641[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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 No.56660

watched fletch tonight (1985), chevy chase's bullshit artist act was a little grating but the story compensated for it and in the end some evil police chief got busted so that was enjoyable, fuck the piglice

I think I'm done with chevy chase flicks

 No.56665

>>55010
>quiet films.
maybe not exactly what you are looking for but here are some that I like.
wendy and lucy
first cow
>>56162
feels like watching slice of life a bit, thanks for suggesting this movie. did you also recommend secret sunshine?

 No.56666

>>56665
Glad you liked it.
>did you also recommend secret sunshine?
Yes.

 No.56672

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I watched theodore rex yesterday and man…this thing is absolutely retarded, just an abomination on the future, the whoopster, cops in general and dinosaurs

if I had to watch this flick again I think I'd go extinct

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Really great, strongly recommend. The movie slowly builds up into something very powerful. The way the story unfolds is well done. The more I think about how he did it, the more impressed I become.
>Peppermint Candy is told in reverse, taking the viewers back through 20 years of a doomed man's life, while chronicling the sentiments and changes of modern Korea. In 2020, the film was ranked by The Guardian named number 12 among the classics of modern South Korean cinema.


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 No.49409[Reply]

Anyone here have weird, niche interests? I’m curious about this kind of thing. I like hearing about people dedicating their lives to one specific strange thing. Post about them here.
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 No.55873

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>>55860
>>55859
dunno why it came out landscape sorry. the pencil lines on the arms are guides for engraving, after which I'll line the engrave(ments?) with dark pigment and then varnish over. I did a fuckup (the drill jumped) when I was cutting the sound holes which is why there's a weird pale bit next to one of them.

 No.55889

>>49409
Heard of railfanning? It's dedicated towards the love of trains. Be it going to the station to see trains, posting images, discussing train schedules, loco types, arguing about Train routes,etc.

 No.55904

>>53309
>ASL
Nice. I just finished unpacking Beyond Valor. And now comes the reading, and video watching, and note taking.

 No.56090

>>49409
i'm really into diy slime

just learned how to make this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbfJ8_3RSYc

 No.56675

>>51380
That's pretty cool as long as you aren't an actual nazi.



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 No.56652[Reply]

There is something therepeutic about driving at night. When I cruise aimlessly on the empty roads it always calls me down, helps me focus and plan.

Do you night drive?
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 No.56656

REAL HUMAN BEANNNNN

 No.56659

Night driving is great, I sometimes go out at night, listening to lofi and going to a drive thru getting something to eat.

 No.56661

>>56652
I Drive

 No.56671

is there any video game that will let you do this? i cant drive and my vision is bad anyways so i wouldnt see shit

 No.56676

>>56671
Nearly any urban open world game.



 No.51498[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2020
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 No.56372

>>51498
Was watching Space Force. But honestly it was barely funny. And by the third or fourth episode was becoming a chore to get through. Am also watching the new season of Shark Tank as it airs.

 No.56373

>>51498
I am rewatching 'Yes Minister' as well and it's a classic. Do recommend more British comedy shows guys.

 No.56411

Is Mando any good?

 No.56413

>>56411
The premise of the first season was alright. A trained supersoldier who follows a strict code of conduct is forced to hop from one system to the other, protecting a small creature that holds a mysterious power, having to shed off his old bounty hunter ways while learning about how working alone isn't always the best option, and gradually discovering the art of a long forgotten power that his cargo possesses. The first few episodes were like Kino No Tabi if you liked that premise, for lack of better comparison. It doesn't suffer from much of the flaws of NuWars and it actually acknowledges the oldschool Trade Federation / Techno Union assaults from The Clone Wars era instead of trying to retcon in new past adversaries. It's sympathetic to the Empire at times and also subtly paints the rebels as almost barbaric at times, much like with Saw Gerrera in Rogue One.

Unfortunately the ending of the first season suggests that the second part will be more of a group struggle, dispoving of the quiet comfy space travel instances shared by Mando and the creatuire (It's not actually Yoda despite plebs saying it's baby Yoda), but all in all it's a solid watch if you enjoyed the first 6 Star Wars films

 No.56669

I'm trying to get through episode two of Chernobyl, and I was already having trouble with the OC fictional female scientist character, but then she goes and says that the uranium hitting the water reservoirs could cause an, and I quote "2 - 4 megaton explosion". What the fuck? How could they let something like this into the show? That's tens of thousands of orders of magnitude off of what is actually possible. One hundred tons would be a high, VERY high estimate. Not two million.


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 No.56644[Reply]

I love nature! No people, only birds chirping and trees rustling when the wind blowing through them.
Sometimes a lonely creek flowing humbly, making it's way towards the river.
2020 sucked for hiking I hope I can go again this year.
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 No.56646

I only do day hikes nowadays. When I was little we was camping through Europe with my family.

 No.56647

>>56646
western europe? or eastern
sounds nice, how was it? were you sleeping at camping grounds or in the wilderness?
what do you usually bring with you on day hikes?

 No.56648

Hiking is cool but I live in the worst place in america for hiking, nothing but flat land, swamp, and lots of bugs. I'd love to go up some mountains again like I did when I was a kid.

 No.56649

>>56647
Went to camping mostly in the west part. Germany, northern Italy, southern France (family got robbed in Nice which was not nice). Spain. In the east side I was in Greece and and Transylvania (In Romania)
We paid for a camping space. I think wild camping is illegal in Eu. Not in Hungary but I haven't tried it yet.
The picture was taken in the Pilis mountains (Hungary) almost 2 years ago.
For 1day hikes I think I drank 2 liter of water. In summer I'd need more. The eating part is tricky. Eating before hiking is not good so, only eat a sandwich or a chocolate bar. During hiking you could bring 2-3 more sandwiches. If you can eat something warm at the destination point that's good too. Also: A raincoat, a good pair of hiking boots and a lamp are necessary items.

 No.56650

>>56644
i thought for sure there was like 5 guys in camoflauge in that picture lol



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 No.54932[Reply]

All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.
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 No.56548

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 No.56549

>>56530
It's okay, wiz, thank you for trying.

 No.56561

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megaman getting his medication

 No.56638

>>56637
Could you draw a Tao priest fighting a hopping vampire? Thanks!

 No.56639

>>56637
please draw me megaman smiling and happy and looking at the viewer saying 'good luck'



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 No.51931[Reply]

Hi. What fantasy book series are Wizards into?

I'm looking for people who can talk about these epic sagas, like Malazan the kingkiller the wheel of Time since most haven't read them.
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 No.56614

>>56504
it's the only decent fantasy setting since it doesn't focus on pozzed politics and diversity as it's main selling point
having some staple points and some tropes isn't always bad for a genre that's as rich in escapism such as this

 No.56615

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yeryerye

 No.56618

>>56614
This.

 No.56627

>>56614
>>56618
>it's the only decent fantasy setting since it doesn't focus on pozzed politics and diversity as it's main selling point
That's not true at all. Lots of dark fantasy have leftwing political messages in them, I'd say liberals are their main fanbase actually

 No.56629

>>56627
>That's not true at all. Lots of dark fantasy have leftwing political messages in them
>I'd say liberals are their main fanbase actually
These two statements are independent from each other given the context. Do you have any examples of these dark fantasy novels with left wing political messages in them?



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 No.41368[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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>>41368
I drink my calories. Just add hot water or milk.

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Treat yourself occasionally

 No.56593

>>54476
3 levels of grilled cheese, in order of how difficult it is to eat. Seriously, making your food look like Escheresque nightmares isn't gourmet.

 No.56594

>>41368
Been living on boiled eggs and milk for the past month and a half. I go shopping once a week and preparation doesn't get easier.

 No.56608

lately I just stuff my mouth with white bread followed by a swig of water to soften it to mush, then swallow it, barely any chewing involved

I stopped enjoying food years ago, it's just a chore now to get through as fast as possible


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 No.55613[Reply]

I know how silly this will seem to most of you but I want to work one-two years buy a replica medieval armor. I grew up with anime characters wearing armor in a post apocalyptic world(raoh,etc),I also really like weird ways of muscle training.
any other history nerds here,or just HEMA fans?
I would sprint,jump,throw objects,etc in an armor.with a cape,just for fun.
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 No.55650

>>55641
Cite your sources of information.

 No.55651

>>55650
it's on every listing where they sell the stuff, if they even bother to mention it, the higher end makers actually brag about using mild steel because it's historically accurate, I'm just saying

buy whatever you want, but any plate or maile isn't gonna be made from hardened and tempered high carbon steel

 No.55652

It would be fun to run around and exercise in a suit of armor. It's probably a great way to build muscle and endurance. Just make sure the clasps and all hardware that keeps it on to your body is strong enough to hold up to the bouncing and rolling. And if you do go through with it, communicate with the makers well beforehand to confirm how it fits and what beating it can take. Also note that historically some sets could absolutely not be equipped just by yourself, and would instead need someone else to suit you up. Finally consider buying from a big E-commerce site like eBay or Amazon that has guarantees and buyer-favouring return policies, as well as from vendors with reviews, and ask questions on the sales page that other purchasers can chime in on.

Also soft steel is incredibly easy to work with. Any idiot with a hammer can make something with it, so don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs.

 No.56606

>>55613
This thread reminds me of that King of the Hill episode in which Dale wears an armor and goes around bullying people

 No.56607

>>55652
>don't shy away from the idea of having to do repairs
if you mean plate armor eventually it'd get cracks from work hardening from hammering dents out, joints would become brittle and break off, there'd be unsightly ripples circumferencing the repaired spots that can't be polished out, and there goes one-two years worth of wage slaving, you could un-stress the steel during repair for longer lifespan but that would mean heating it to above non-magnetic (glowing orange) so that's probably not realistic for op, it'd also need polishing afterward

you could spend a lot less time and money than two years worth making scale armor instead, it can be as form fitting as plate armor, easily repairable, make you look like a cool reptile, the hardest part would just be cutting out all those pieces and drilling them



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