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As the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.

I was personally always more intrested in the more obscure and mysterious places that you never see on TV, and how people live there. Some islands in the middle of nowhere, certain African countries with an unremarkable present but a cool history, the mountain villages of Tibet, stuff like that. I've travelled around Europe a bit and was shocked how big a difference in culture there is between countries so close by, in the countless details of culture, food, architecture, people's temperament, and so on. I'm hoping to save up enough for a trip to Asia and/or Africa. There's a lot to experience out there.
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I live in Thailand but I would love to see Cambodia. I am fascinated by the history there. The ancient Hindu-Buddhist Khmer Empire right up to the infamous Khmer Rouge.


Are you Thai? If yes then this is the first time I see a wiz from that area to be honest


I think he moved there to teach english. There was a wiz posting about it a while ago.


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Time flies. Still collecting subdivisions by bicycle. I just returned from a trip and completed France, Italy, Switzerland and the European microstates. Hoping to finish Europe before I turn 40.


Nowadays I only travel to go hiking. For example this April I spent a week in Tuscany, Italy and just hiked through nature without doing any sightseeing. Sights don't really interest me much anymore.

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I am new to the subject of visual art. I was struck by the intensity of the work of an artist called Ilya Repin. I don't know what it is about his work; it just captivates my imagination.

Post art which captivates your imagination.
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this is one of my favorite things https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashrabiya


It's from a concept artist called Andrez Dybowski



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i like 19th and early 20th century illustrators, especially when the art has fantasy or oriental elements to it


What location is this? What did the artist and critics have to say about this painting? There's definitely a strong mood here.


briggate shopping district of leeds, england. the artist, atkinson grimshaw, has loads of similar works from later on in his career, foggy london urban and landscape paintings. he was a very successful artist from the start so probably everyone had something good to say about it

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Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop
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yes yugioh is awesome, better than the pokemon card game which is fun as well. i play duel links, but i follow the tcg as well.


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I got one for you guys, anyone play duel masters?


I am not really a fan of games that rely on energy/mana systems.
I actually unironically enjoyed the dub of the show though.


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I've waited 2 fucking weeks and even got banned from 4chan for 1 fucking card!! And worst of all it is a fucking card promoting apolusa jesus fucking xhrist on the cross


I played almost 20 years ago as a kid. We barely even knew how the rules worked.
I don't think I'm ever going to play again but I'd like to start collecting. It's a nightmare though, there are so many products and reprints it makes completionism a chore.

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Can anyone recommend me some good podcasts or videos that elaborate on the teachings of christ? Preferably from a source that isn't biased in worldly pursuits.
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there's a confluence of historical, political, and spiritual reasons why it remains unchallenged. these reasons are well understood and not particularly interesting, and yes, some people think king james' council was divinely inspired (perhaps illustrating the boorish nature of english spirituality)

the main argument for the kjv is it's translated from extent sources, as nearly all of the surviving manuscripts are in the byzantine lineage. the main problem with this argument is the church fathers and apostles themselves often quote from the septuagint, which doesn't belong to the same tradition. modern english translations attempt to synthesize manuscripts from multiple lineages (which has its own political motives) to reconcile these issues, making everyone mad

remember that you're dealing with scholars who aren't just autistic, but religious, therefore the autism is compounded. they will spend literal decades arguing over whether an additional vowel mark in a manuscript was a copyist error, or if it potentially changes the inflection of the word, when these marks are so faint they may well be coffee stains. on the other hand, these kind of petty debates are extremely comfy if you're a bookish person

some things are untranslatable and can't be rendered into english or greek, like the satyrs and she-demons in isaiah, because the peoples they are directed against as ethnic slurs were probably long extinct by the bronze age, but still existed as bugaboos in the jewish mind


For me it's less that it HAS to be the KJV specifically and more that it has to be a translation that solely relies on the Textus Receptus for the New Testament. God promised that His words would be preserved, and if the Textus Receptus is not the correct manuscript that basically means that every person on the planet had a corrupt Bible for hundreds of years… so I reject newer manuscripts on theological grounds. And when it comes to translations that don't use newer manuscripts like the Critical Text, other than super obscure weird translations there are basically only KJV, NKJV (which has other problems), and Young's Literal Translation which I haven't really researched that much because I'm happy with the KJV.


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Pints with Aquinas
How to be Christian
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>basically means that every person on the planet had a corrupt Bible for hundreds of years

The KJV is a protestant bible, so premised on Christianity being corrupted for hundreds of years. Granted Anglicanism is more nuanced than other forms of Protestantism. But there was also a Puritan influence on KJV.

The Greek text it uses was published by Erasmus, and the exact same arguments were used against him that he was disdaining the Latin Vulgate, used by the Church for 1000 years.

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Previous thread: >>25265
>The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
>List of unsolved problems in philosophy
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wait shit, id say utilitarian pleasure, not just my pleasure
if i had a pill that would throw me permanently into a pit of pleasure, at the cost of the wellbeing of other people, i would not take it


Not hypocritical, though. He didn't promote for everyone to be an extreme ascetic, he only pointed it out as the only true escape from existence.

Honestly, I'd recommend everyone to just read The World as Will and Representation, and ignore the preface where he keeps telling you that you can't read it unless you've already read his earlier treatise on the principle of sufficient reason. It's amazingly well written and Schopenhauer's incredible in his capacity to explain in a simple way very complex concepts, as well as put them in beautiful metaphors. So I'd recommend people to just dive right in. Also, I think Janaway's translation is the best, but I don't agree AT ALL with his understanding of his philosophy, so I'd rather people first read Schopenhauer and then come to their own conclusions. (I'd recommend more Bryan Magee's book on Schopenhauer.)


>I'd recommend more Bryan Magee's book on Schopenhauer.)

You mean where he tries to argue Schop's philosophy is compatible with OPTIMISM?


Yeah, I don't agree with his idea that you can extricate his pessimism from the rest of his philosophy and that it's merely an extraneous psychological trait of his. But I think overall he covers it pretty well, and also has a lot of really interesting parts about his philosophy's relation to Wagner, Wittgenstein, etc.


to sin means "to miss the mark"
the mark being to maximize your pleasure in a utilitarian manner
i am jesus


Every other board has their own /general/ and it might be better to post about little known hobbies here, rather than have a new thread that gets 2 replies.

How about horseback riding?
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Yeah maybe


Started growing flowers to press. There is certain flowers that you can mix in drinks to help with flues' and other stuff so for myself that is something i am indulging in


I would really like to get into listening to the radio, but I lack any sort of equipment to do so. I messed around with radiogarden for a bit but it's really just not the same. Really, I'd like a nice analog tuner but they are fairly expensive, I'm not sure what would be a good re-entry apart from just buying a small portable radio from the thrift store, which just may end up in disappointment.

Does stationary deserve it's own thread? Lately I have decided I would like to go broke buying many different pens and inks after just starting out with a few. I bought a couple of Pilot Kakuno's in F and EF, which are certainly a better experience than the Pilot precise pens that I have been using for years. After, I ended up buying a converter and decided that experience is quite a bit more engaging than just replacing cartridges. Along with that order I did purchase an EF Kaweco Sport in iridescent pearl with a gold clip. Certainly a stellar looking pen, but the body material did leave a little to be desired. Regardless, it's very comfortable and smooth, save for the round grip rather than the triangular style that I prefer, but I'm still very pleased with it. After writing with a Kakuno for a little bit, I may have come to find the scratchyness of the EF tip quite endearing, it's sort of like a positive feedback mechanism.
I'm considering buying a Twsbi ECO-T with an EF nib now, but the jade color seems to not be available anymore, sadly. That particular color is available with the cylindrical grip, but I'm not sure if I want to get it. The mint blue is still available with a triangular grip, while the color is still nice, it doesn't really have the same appeal as the jade. Certainly it seems a little silly disregarding something as simple as a pen just for its aesthetic properties, but if I am buying a premium product, then I would like it to be appealing in all aspects.
Of course there would be more to stationary than just pens and writing utensils, but that is just what is on my mind at this very moment.


I smoke Cigars.
Is that even a hobby? I just consoom. Hardly a hobby but maybe worth a post in this thread I guess.
I started to smoke when I was 19. My father was a travelling company man (ala Jack from Fightclub) and I curiously asked for few cigars. It was just a curiosity I never smoked cigarettes before nor I tried any other drugs but somehow cigars stick with me. I smoked maybe 5-10 of them every year. There were years where I smoked 50 and years when I smoked none. I also started to read few books, tasted a variety of different brands and so forth. I think after 14 years I can say I developed a taste.
I absolutely detest the people who smoke cigars however. This goes beyond regular self hating or hating normies. The magazines about cigars have this retarded boomer alpha male thingie, similar to boomers riding Harley Davidson thinking they are hot shit. I never understood this association of masculinity with cigars, it is just another way of smoking tobacco. Nevermind the irony of putting a round phallic thing in your mouth is somehow "masculine".
I don't smoke pipes but they are far more chill and far less self conscious about this. You don't see a book about tobacco pipes citing Persian poetry for no reason.

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What are you watching/reading currently? I just started Babylon 5 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.



I enjoyed that one a lot. I used to order pizza and a coke to watch every new episode when it came out.


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This was pretty funny and even touching at times, I hope the next season doesn't mess it up

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This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?
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Doesn't lettuce hate 95 degree weather?


i dont recall the average florida temp ever being much above 80. 90s are just the high of the day. there are heat resistant varieties of lettuce, also loose leaf lettuce in general does better in the heat. but you can also simply plant where it is shaded. lettuce only needs a few hours of sun, so by the time it gets hot you could have it planted so it's shaded during the hot part of the day. shade reduces temps drastically, i googled and it says 10-15f

it's probably too much work if you want a gigantic bed of lettuce to find a spot that will shade it all, but maybe you have a long fence that gets sun in the morning and then is blocked the rest of the day. spots like that are worth trying


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No, i'm a Brazilian wizard… but the city where I live in is very reminiscent of European cities, both in climate and in the style of architecture used.
I also like to grow plants in urban environments for decorative purposes and with that in mind I was thinking about starting to grow flowers as well.
also a photo of another plant of mine, a sweet pepper plant.


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the weather drove the strawberries crazy so i already had my first yield of around 20 today, i also stuck some stakes in for the sweetcorn as it they have come up and tidied up around carrots, and besides that i've been eating kale (for stir fry) and bolted onion heads (obviously the onions themselves haven't come along yet) i think it will be a good year


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A little update in the grown of muito plants, the cocoa tree didn't show much progress but my lemon tree has grown a little, and remember its winter where i live.

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I did a quick programming course that took 9 months and I've been working as a web developer for four years. I use an outdated technology and I sort of feel like an impostor compared to people who formally studied this in university.


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not hardcore but it is still programming. making a simple sprite character creator for myself. will have selection side and then a preview side. 18 graphics can produce an idle/walk animation for cardinal directions, with head/face/chest/legs sections. should be much more but you can flip the east/west sprites among other things. so you pick different body parts and it displays the character to the right, either idle or walking, and rotated facing whichever direction, then you can export that as a sprite sheet… to get a variety of parts to test i just hue shifted the colors from a single actual sprite. one problem i noticed though is that different skin tones don't work when you include clothing and bodyparts/skin together. i'm thinking just making skin color in the actual sprites 00FF00 and then basically chroma keying it to whatever color is selected. the alternative is doubling the graphics required and creating naked versions of everything so you have a layer of skin underneath the clothing but that sounds too annoying


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well it outputs correctly. using imagemagick to create all the graphics is fun. maybe because i did art long before learning programming, but the idea you can easily automate this sort of stuff with a few lines of code is just very cool and satisfying


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…well that is an interesting bug. first pic is copy/pasted from nomacs image viewer. second pic is copy/pasted from paint.NET. third is actual image upload. i can't explain how they are all different, but i can see them in the file attachment thumbnails as i type this


that's super neat

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Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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Conanwiz here, I hope some of the Conan readers are still lurking, there are big news around and pretty much nobody is talking about it.

Conan is out of Marvel. It's official. They've decided not to renew the license and his last appearance in a Marvel book is probably going to be around July.


Maybe it's because Marvel doesn't own the character and can't change it to fit its current lineup, maybe the sales weren't good, whatever the case, they're not renewing the license. So this is the end for Conan as a Marvel character yet again. One interesting development of this is the actual license holder for the character, Heroic Signatures, decided to publish their own Conan comic, though details are still pending.

This might be an extremely interesting development since they also hold the IP for pretty much everything Robert E. Howard. If they pull this off right, this is a golden chance to make a Conan comic with the quality and appeal we haven't seen since the classic Savage Sword and that came out in the 70s, so yeah, I think there's some space for big expectations here.


Well shit I should've looked up on yt as well, turns out there's a video about it and it's pretty decent. Here it is. This guy also goes into how shitty Conan's main book was. Nice watch.


I didn't realize there was a thread for this already here in /hob/ (so I posted this in >>>/jp/39067 instead). I've been enjoying the rebooted sonic comics. The metal virus arc was nuts.


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Hey wizzies so while I was looking around for more info about Conan leaving Marvel I came across this series I've never heard about called The Cimmerian. Turns out Conan is already in public domain in Europe and there's a bunch of faithful comic book adaptations of Conan stories being currently published there. It looks interesting, definitely different. You can find them at getcomics as usual. I'll read some sometime soon and let you know what I think.


hey conan wiz, glad to see youre still here, thats all

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