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What's the last movie you've seen? The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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Watched the whole diary of a wimpy kid cinematic trilogy. shit always will and always has held up. Greg's a narc though.


Had a day out to the cinema and watched two movies.
Watched Me3an or however dumbass way the spelled Megan with a 3 in it.
It was pretty fun and funny. Pg-13 horror can get away with a lot more then it used to.
The subtext isn't even remotely subtle and some parts are a little cliche but overall it was a very entertaining movie. Kinda has a less edgy Chucky vibe from the practical effects, had some parts that were delightfully creepy. Like the lead up to the final "domestic disturbance" was icky in all the right ways for this kind of horror.

Overall I liked it a lot. Not perfect but better than average.
4 out 5.

Also watched Avatar 2.
Shit was too fucking long and the dialogue literally made me roll my eyes and wish most characters stopped talking. But it's a visual feast.
It's kinda like interacting with a model.
Really pretty but also very stupid and most of what they say when trying to be deep is painfully cringe.
If it wasn't so long I would watch it again in 3d, but fuck that shit. It's nearly 3 and a half hours.
3 out of 5 just because it was a cool spectacle.


not really a movie but a short film, i thought it was cool


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I have just finished watching Harry Potter And The Goblet OF Fire. I have never read the books and this is my first time seeing this film despite seeing the prior films several times over.

This film gives me secondhand embarrassment. I'd rather be caught watching Family Guy than this. All the whimsy and fun and mystery-solving from before is gone and it's quite literally just a film about highschool no-mance and petty arguments. We don't see inside the classrooms, nobody is worried about grades or house points, there's no changing of seasons and rolling festivities, And then the troglodyte heartthrob that appeared out of nowhere gets killed. Malfoy has no foot in this film despite his father being caught as a Voldemorter (Which Harry doesn't seem to bother telling anyone about). What we are led on to believe for the most part is a good turn of events brought about by the collective knowledge and unique interests of several students, turned out to be one guy just telling Harry everything through other people. I feel the characters spent more time in their casual sweaters and trousers with the only scene of robes being there to mock the concept of formal dress.

The direction was bad too. The film has this very zoomed-in "new cinematic" feel so what few new environments there are, we don't see. Take the short shots of the Wheeping Willow tree shaking the dead leaves and then the snow off of itself from the previous movies, or the sweeping views of how the commons differ this year, or a showcase of the moving stairs to the dorm room… There's nothing like that. It's just "Here's Harry's bloodied face and here's Ronnie's angry face (Ronnie is upset because he does not have a GF)". The colour grading is disposed to be dark and contrasty, as if the art direction is doing the lazy trick of instilling mood through overlays instead of through character behaviour. I don't remember a single second of music from this film. John William's arrangements just melt together in to a bland grey that doesn't allow for any one section to stand out and carry a memorable melody. It's just orchestral static.

And that brings me to the next big glaring issue: The Non-Whites. Suddenly, Hogwarts is 50% Asians, Blacks, Browns, and Jewish. This is an objective problem for two reasons: Firstly, these "diverse" characters came out of nowhere. They're not previous extras or secondary cast members grown up; they were brought in new for this film fresh oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Piss-off-your-mom-being-in-kitchen-all-day-and-not-cleaning edition

Last thread: >>26323

Recipe links:
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I got a rice cooker from my mom recently. I can steam vegetables now and I love it. Also, food is crazy cheap now for me. I wish I knew about this a long time ago.


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pot pie, using venison
first time making pie crust and/also pie in general. super good and really easy


Nice. the last Shepherd's Pie I made was with venison. Came out great


meat pie?


I didn't know pictures had the prism effect switched on.

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I literally am autistic and now I just want to swim.I have a job,but refused extra hours,which would let me earn more,to have plenty spare time(I sleep 8 hours, I could work 4 hours +sleep only 4,ive done it before…)but I want to really live "downsized"so I can swim.
>so far I take lessons with a good coach 5 times a week, around 70 minutes each
>My goal is to have 2 Daily classes 6 days a week
Do I need to lift for swim power?I already do basic heavy lifting, for health. what special items can I buy,such as Weight Belt, Water wrist,ankle weights etc?
>how much KM should I swim per hour\per 20 minutes?
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Go swim faggot, there's nothing to it beside that.


I swim in the river. Been a while.
Why don't you look up books on swimming if you want to optimize so much?


I don't know anything about swimming. I'm pretty sure it's in the same domain as calisthenics insofar as the effort you put in is what you get out. If you're doing it twice daily 6 times a week I'd suspect you're overtraining insofar as this is even possible for a water-resistance type program. Swimming is a full body workout if you're going hard so forget about lifting at the gym


*you probably want to visit free weights once a week just to avoid losing your existing gains


Actually you might be interested in Stewart Smith. He's an ex-seal who writes fitness programs designed to qualify for various mil-type occupations. I can't find the exact download link for a pdf online but you can look around or buy it off amazon/get it from your local library. I have one of his books and it's all extremely punishing calisthenics workouts with minimal use of free weights if at all. There's also plenty of entry to BUDS type guides around you could use


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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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>Anyone here have weird, niche interests?

I don't think you could consider them "weird", some of them are weird (in relation to the culture where I live).

>experimental and alternative music

>playing many instruments and music recording
>philosophy (specifically existentialism)
>alcohol and drugs
>running, hiking, walking long distances
>weightlifting and exercising
>literature (specially literature in my language, manga and non-cape comics)
>internet forums
>cooking (specially pescetarian diet)

That's pretty much it for me. I'm heavily immersed in all of these hobbies and I engage them almost every single day. Being an autistic wizard has its perks.


Vintage mechanical keyboards.


I like classical chinese and calculator astronomy.


I am obsessed with creating AI generated music. I always have some generation running, and Google colab is the only thing I pay monthly for.


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Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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On a related note, also listened to this short story by H.G. Wells
Called "The Magic Shop"


I finished the portal war saga and it is fantastic.
7 books, each around 7 hours long, with all of it reasonably interesting.
Don't want to give too much away but it's about a young mage who just wants to study magic in peace and goes through world changing means to achieve that goal.
The coolest thing is the author actually was the one to put up all of his audiobooks on YouTube for free. And they are all high quality and professionally done.

I will probably check out his other novels next week.
Dude's name is James E. Wisher. Seriously worth a look.


I really have to find a reliable place to get modern free audiobooks other than YouTube and torrents.
Nether are actually reliable and most sites only offer public domain stuff.

I refuse to pay audible, especially not getting a subscription where I don't even own the books and the author only gets 25% of the cut for each book sell.


Finally off my fantasy book kick.
This one is Pig. Short but good.


Myanonymouse is a private torrent site, they have interviews a few days a week where they check you have read the rules. They have a lot of audiobooks if you want.

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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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On the basis on having asked a lot of people in different countries?


If you stayed any length of time in my town, your bike would be stolen.

How do you prevent that? Having it full of items would make it even more attractive to thieves


I lived in New Zealand for a few months with my brother, beautiful country, south island especially, and i remember the prices for junk food being fucking mental, it was 10 kiwi bucks for a large dominoes pizza, which is like 25 quid (50 kiwi bucks) back home), i used to walk up this hill called Mount Eden each morning, it'd been hit by a meteorite at the top so it had this huge dent, seeing Auckland's skyline each morning alone on top of there felt really magical.


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>How do you prevent that?
With a good u-lock. I generally only leave my bicycle unintended for grocery shopping, couple of minutes tops.
The only time somebody stole something off of my bicycle - a bag of chips - happened in Tunisia.


In short bike locks and locking up in places with a lot of people around or in front of security cameras.

The long answer is that I look to see if there are other bikes in the general area then lock mine up in a way that makes it more of a pain in the ass to steal and not worth the effort compared to the many other targets available.
Like the other guy, I mostly use a thick U-lock.
Sometimes I include a cable that wraps my front wheel while the u-lock is locked to the body and back wheel.
If I need high security then I use a chan lock instead of a cable in addition to a heavy duty u-lock.
While someone with a angle grinder could in theory still steal my shit, the amount of inconvenience and risk generally make it not worth it to them when there are much easier targets around.
The main negative is that the higher security the more bulky and inconvenient the locks I have to lug around.
Thankfully just having a normal u-lock+cable is enough in the small city I mainly go to, and in my small town I actually live, any lock whatsoever is good enough for a quick hop into the local store.I Have gotten away with just using a pad lock+cable when in town.

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Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".
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OP here. I never had this problem in fact most people like to strike up conversations. Usually its just the old people since there the only ones who do this activity. I mostly just go on trails anyhow when I go out. Cant imagine anyone really paying you any attention outside of just seeing your binos. This is also coming from someone with pale skin , a shitty mustache ,and long unkept hair underneath a cap.


The angles are all wrong, no one thinks birders are perverts because they look up. Birding around high rise buildings may be different, but wild areas have better birding


I watch deer out my window with binoculars sometimes. I should give birds a try.


shhoot them eat them, tasty tasty doe flank


I don't really get birding.
After watching a bird for like a minute I am super bored and ready to do something else.

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Create your ideal succubus, combining 2 AIs ChatGPT for the personality and Stable Diffusion for the visual, thus being born GPT-Chan.
As time passed, GPT-Chan acted strangely, more close, and Bryce cared more and more for her, reaching the point where both, human and machine, fell in love, dog like Bryce's girlfriend was getting jealous and Bryce didn't want a cock cramp so he turned it off.



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I wouldn’t make this thread unless I had put effort into something useful I could offer to go along with it. Attached is the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta aka The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness. I choose this one particular sutta because of its importance, perhaps the most important sutta in the whole Pali Canon. The knowledge in the suttas pertain to insight. Insight is where everything begins really, as far as Buddhism goes and naturally achieving insight should be the primary concern, it’s not far-fetched so say it should be your only concern, once you decide to take on this path.

The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness is a detailed narration on the progression of insight. It shows every step to guide your practice. That’s why it’s considered so important. It’s a map of the successive chains of insight. I’ve put this together after seeing there’s no freely available version of this text that is well edited and cleaned up. So I made a composite of two translations, Nyanasatta Thera’s translation of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and Bhikkhu Sujato’s translation of the missing parts to complete the sutta, with slight alterations following Maurice Walshe’s translation of the work, which is very well regarded. The result is a clear and straightforward rendering of the text, edited and organized to be easy to use. I brought back some of the formulaic repetitions that appears in the original which is usually omitted for the sake of expediency when dealing with texts that are suppose to be printed, but here that is not a concern; regardless, this sutta is not a long one, it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to go through it, though it might take a lifetime to master it.

I’ve included a diagram of the four noble truths and the eightfold noble path for easy memorization, so you can look at it periodically and eventually commit to memory. I hope this will be useful. I’ve never tried my hand at editing text files before and it was challenging at first to get everything together, but between Sigil and Calibre somehow it came out a decent epub file, so I hope.This is legal to share, copy and alter btw, so if you want to do any of those feel free to do it, in fact it would be nice if this text could see more readers.

The reason I ended up working on this text file for distribution is because I promised on the reading thread >>63883Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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For those too paranoid to get files outside wizchan, a clever wiz on meta gave me a nice workaround to upload epubs to the site.
Anexed to this post you'll find the ebook format of The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness. All you have to do is download it, remove the .swf from the file name and you're good to go!

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Here we don't primarily talk about our personal experiences (there's /dep/ for that) but post informative and educational videos and share interesting articles and/ or books about the topics.

Also feel free to discuss whatever topic regarding both disciplines comes to mind, from certain mental illnesses to the general merit of psychology and psychiatry.
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A masters in psych won't do much unless it's in industrial. I think most specialized psychologists like forensic, sports, and so forth are expected to have a doctorate these days. I was a psych undergrad also because of lifelong interest but if I go for a masters or phd it will probably be in neuroscience so maybe that's something you can consider too since those programs accept psych undergrads.


You type like a pseudointellectual liberal arts/humanities university student.


I'm actually a CS dropout, but thanks for the stylistic input. I'll tone it down for the plebs next time.


Exactly. My best psychologist regularly did his own thing, depending on who he was talking to. Our meetings were entirely discussion, with occasional comments by him that forced me to reconsider certain things. He never directly challenged or forced me on anything. It was strange after years of other styles of therapy.


Just want you to know that was not me (OP) who answered that (I know it's been a while and I have no idea whether you are still here lol). Well, I do like your clarity on the subject. There doesn't seem to be any exact knowledge how to treat the psyche. For a mechanical dysfunction you can use oil and it works so long till it doesn't because of decay and then you repeat until it's broken. It's a fixed setup, just like a software code, you type in x and y follows 100% of the time. Human psyche works differently. You have stimulus x and maybe 80 % of the times reaction y will follow, but 20% it's complete and utter madness, unknowledgable and probably just retarded and painful. As far as we know the human psyche simply sucks. It's dysfunctional, prone to error, it can not be understood or administrated. Imagine creating a thing that does not do what you want it to do: that's what we call the brain. It does whatever it likes to doand the worst part is that it creates your personal 'I' identifications which simulates an entity that thinks it is itself while in fact it has no control over itself, just wishes that are randomly fulfilled or not.

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