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 No.51498[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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

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Sons of Anarchy good show, probably as close to a 10/10 as I can expect to see in my life, bare long so I'll just list some good shit about it
-an entirely good cast, usually I'm surprised if I watch something that gives me just a singular lead character that I am genuinely invested in, but even the minor characters in Sons get far more attention than expected, in the beginning Tig is just the hitman who follows orders and also a necrophile, on paper a largely forgettable soldier type, but by the end he's got as much of a character arc as the main character, even Jax's dumbass 5 year old son gets developed
-on a similar note, Gemma specifically, as a general rule I am excessively bored by female characters, as their characterisation can just be summed up by 'I love my husband', can count the number of actually interesting female characters on one hand, and Gemma's one of them, probably just gonna be bad for me in the long term, because in everything else I watch now I'm just going to be wondering if Gemma can be good why this one can't be
-everything matters, there aren't any throwaway encounters, there's nobody that gets introduced in one episode and forgotten immediately afterwards, the shit they do has an effect, even when it goes well there's always a blowback of some sort, which goes a long way in making me retain interest in all of the story, there's not really a bad part, when they had to go to Ireland I figured it was just going to be a get in get out situation, but they had all sorts of shit they had to unpack afterwards
-accordingly, the dialogue is meaningful, back in primary school you'd have to read a page long document and then answer a bunch of questions about it, but 90% of the stuff you read doesn't matter, that's how it feels with most shit out there, but in Sons there isn't really an instance where I felt like I just wanted them to get on it, the dialogue's actually meaningful, and honestly I just like listening to them negotiate business deals and that
-more or less from the get go there's a conflict between Clay, the gunboat diplomat old president, and Jax, the young VP who likes to avoid killing people if he can help it, over time Jax does more extreme shit but it was always proportional, I was kind of predicting that eventually Jax was just become Clay, because that's what happens in a story like that, but he didn't, he did some pretty mental shit, like gouging out Moses' eye and cutting his Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Ye good show. I watched it a long time ago.
Crazy how Gemma killed Tara in that scene.

Check out mindhunters if you haven't watched that yet.


So, Walt says that Hank's name is Hank and that the nazis should let him go because of that, and his offering. The nazis ask for Hank's opinion on this. By replying that his name is Isaac Schrader instead of Hank Schrader, he is telling the nazis, through biblical allusion, that he wishes to be sacrificed to God (his ideals) rather than to be saved.


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The Witcher on Netflix.
Overall I liked it because it has a determinism message but all the scenes with Yennefer were really unnecessary


Just finished binging all 4 seasons of "La casa de papel". It's on Netflix and initially I was put off by the generic sounding name "Money Heist", but holy shit is it good. It's like the best part of every heist movie, condensed into a series with really intense scenarios each episode and great characters.

There's an English dub, but it's much better in original Spanish.

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Well, I've been on urge to drink for a few weeks now. Tonight's poison is standard beer and "dry sake". The last is not that enjoyable personally but I don't have many options right now. What are you drinking or planning to drink?


Just had a protein shake and some water. That's about it for me tonight


Some red wine and beers.



hard seltzers are really good but they dont have enough flavor. you know those flavor squirter things, i believe called MiO? that would probably turn a hard seltzer into something delicious


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Remember, anything from novels to lyrics are allowed to be posted and discussed.

Last Thread:

As usual, discussion starters:
>What are you currently writing?

>Is there anything important about writing that you wish you knew earlier?

>How do you feel about your characters? What are they like?

>What are you fond of writing and why?

>How do you get ideas when you can't think of any?

>What common writing advice do you disagree with?
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I posted my 3rd (and final, i'm burnt out on this hobby) one the day or two before the site went down. Not gonna shill links just wanted to say I'm glad you thought it was funny most people just shit on it… I'm trying to go for laughs. Something something Poe's Law. It's on amazon called "Craic Overdose"


I write a man and remove reason and accountability.


Here is a free copy of the book it expires in 2 days. Grab a copy if you like and pretend I saged this post



getting emails about kindle vella

seems to be an episodic platform for distributing content. short stories one chapter at a time. this is interesting because a lot of online fiction is done this way, same with tranlations for light novels… i dont use kindle however. maybe someone would be interested in this


Had a little go at writing something short trying to depict a scene.
I never write stories but have some ideas I want to explore I envy those of you who write stories

>The wind bites you it feels as if a thousand frozen ants crawl over your uncovered limbs

>where is she you wonder!
>a raggedy cat with a torn ear slinks across the road
>its head turns eyes lit up by the faint streetlight
>its fierce yet fearful gaze reminds you of her
>as you pull out a cigarette form your pencil case you think:
>"I probably would have thought of Reiki if some newspaper blew across the street"
>She is just always on my mind
>a wave of anxiety washes over your soul the terror of no longer having Reiki doesn't just cross your mind it confronts your soul like homocidal maniac kicking the door down!
>you fumble around in your school bag for your lighter in hopes that this cigarette will calm your tattered nerves
>shutting your eyes as you breath the smoke deeply into you lungs your mind conjures up the memory of Reki sharing her cigarette with you the first time you met a month prior
>you giggle at the fact you didn't even smoke but couldn't help pass up the opportunity to steal an indirect kiss from the succubus you loved
>faintly you cough and ask yourself if you are crazy!
>can a succubus love a succubus? I must be mental
>you wonder just how long Reiki is going to take and quickly take another glance at your cell phone trying to analyze the last message she sent again
>"Emiko meet me where we first met I will tell you what I think about all this"
>you wonder why you even sent her that message in the first place astonished with the out of character courage it took
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Does anyone here do deadlifts? I'm thinking about working to get a god-tier deadlift. My first goal is to make it up to 405lbs deadlift and then see how far I can take it from there. Right now I can do 255 for 5x5. Any wizbros here with tips?

Right now I'm 80 lbs overweight and need to stop eating so much food. The problem is I'm addicted to food and since I'm a 28 year old virgin, it's not like I have much else to do so it's gonna be hard to cut back on the food. Does anyone also have tips on how to feel full and not feel the need to eat food?
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YES oP, deadlifts are how I attained my former physique (it’s gone now due to unrelated injuries). It will release HGH and High Test as long as you don’t jerk off (should not be doing it regardless but the effect compounds so quickly when you do deadlifts). Deadlifts and a few bicep curls will give you massive elbow meat around your biceps (not just your biceps but like those small muscles around them), it really fleshes out your physique

As for the food issue, it’s mostly related to feelings. I solved my eating issue two ways… The first was really difficult and I do not recommend, it was simply eating horribly untasty clean food (like literal actual cold refrigerator turkey) to the exact requires diet amounts. It was miserable and the added misery just led to me acting out in other ways. So I made all my issues go away by learning how to cook REALLY TASTY, but clean, food. If you have a ton of money (I dont i’m destitute lol) you can just buy expensive restaurant food, but I learned to cook mine. I can give you a couple starting recipes but the joy of the good taste while eating clean led me to feel full and have total control over how much I ate, without acting out negatively in other ways. It was a complete positive effctt on me


I do them as part of Stronglifts 5x5, but I'm a little bitch and I barely ever reach 2x bodyweight.


I am doing sumo deadlifts right now, because it puts less strain on my back than conventional deadlifts (since more vertical back angle = using legs more than lower back). Also, since I don't have a rack, I can't do squats, so sumo is the best I can do for overall leg strength. I've been doing it for about two months and was having really good progress, getting up to almost 3 plates.

However I've had trouble with it for two reasons 1) my hip flexor/abductors becomes strained when I spread my feet out very much (I think largely due to poor flexibility from sitting all day) and 2) I can only hold a lot of weight with a mixed grip, which I found out should only be used as a handicap or last resort. For the first problems I've tried stretching and sitting in a squatting/criss-cross position more often, and it seems to have helped.

But when I tried to use the double overhand grip I had a hell of time getting much weight at all off of the ground. So now I've cut back to a little over lmao2pl8… in order to get my grip strength up and further improve my flexibility. It is very humbling, but I recommend you take the same approach if you want to avoid injury, which is much worse than slow steady progress.


If you can, try to get a rack so tjat you can squat. Squats really helped my deadlifts a lot, especially with struggling with the weight at certain points in the lift, and especially with my form. A month of Squats realt noticably improved the smoothness of the excercise (deadlifts) for me


I used to do deadlifts a few years ago. I'm just too apprehensive about injuring myself these days. I'm going to start lifting but only using a machine. I know machines are worthless but I don't know what else to do.

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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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What's funny is that they mean depression as in "the great depression"


Here's my mom's latest recipe in its entirety: stir sauteed cabbage, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, onion and diced chicken into three packs of instant ramen. Add two flavor packets, chicken broth, parsley and "pirate's bite" spice blend. Exact measurements not known. If you have a vegetable garden, substitute whatever vegetables you have available. Try beef flavor packets with beef broth if your prefer. Quality poverty meal especially if you don't have to buy the vegetables.


Slow-cooked pulled pork and roast beef are great. Chili is great too. You can kind of "doctor" canned chili by mixing in plain canned beans with tomato and onion and letting it simmer. Typical canned chili has too much sodium.

I took slow-cooked roast beef, put in a sandwich with american cheese and grilled it on the stove with butter. It was pretty good but the pieces of beef were too thick and chewy and kept coming out of the sandwich so it was more like eating grilled cheese with a side of roast beef.


My version of omurice
Bell peppers
Tomato sauce

Steam rice, grill bacon, cook sweetcorn and diced peppers
Once all cooked, add all to the rice with tomato sauce
Whisk cheese and egg with some seasoning and cook on large frying pan for a thin omelette
Put omelette on plate, put the rice filling on one side and fold
Draw heart with tomato sauce for final touch.


neglected to mention that there's garlic in this recipe

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Anyone into game development here? I'm wondering about trying my luck with BOLT. It's 50% off now and programming is my Achilles' heel
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Post download link?


sorry, i go into periods of depression and stuff where i cant really do much. ill post it when its over and i get back to working on it


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Yeah I know what you mean. I have chronic migraines and they have basically ruined my entire life.

I'm still working on this. I was trying to get a limb hacker in, but I gave up on that for now. Instead I ended up making a prefab painter so I can make levels faster. Then I worked on the AI some more. This is just me messing around with the enemy physics while he's trying to climb a mountain.


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I know someone who studied this. He keeps saying that UPBGE game engine is far better, more versatile and easier than UNiTY a lot of times.


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… i was bored lol
imma gonna use hitreru-chan in VRchat

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I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.
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Do we look like a search engine to you?


A bit about blood types with a focus on the rarest blood type in the world.


Regular flu ~ contagious but mild <1% death rate among the infected
Ebola ~ certain death but not contagious
Covid-19 is somewhere in between. Sure, you may survive it but not before passing it on to 3 or 4 others. Exponential growth ~ do you comprehend it?


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The Thought Emporium
When we think of science and scientists, we tend to think of people in perfect white lab coats, working in a shiny and expensive lab. Well I'm here to break that image. From biohacking and biology, to nuclear physics and nanotech, any topic is fair game. I don't just talk about concept and theory, I do the real science. Under controlled conditions, I'll use high voltage, corrosive solutions, extreme temperatures and more to create some very exciting machines and materials. Best of all, I'll show all of it can be done at home using as many off the shelf and DIY parts as possible.



I enjoyed this. There's a whole series of videos like them too.

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Any other wizards into combat sports?
I have done Krav Maga (2 years); it was ok but I can see why people say it’s overrated. Did some BJJ at an MMA gym but it was expensive as fuck. Boxing was the best so far; nothing has tested my fitness, strength, timing and precision like boxing. Class was always all male.

Really want to try Muay Thai. What other fighting styles are wizards into?
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you said something funny so I answered it with some facts, how's that stirring shit? I never heard someone imply that mace works by smelling bad and grossing people out


Fuck off alaskan


Fun tip of the day.
Lifting weights makes most weapon training easier.
Having a good bodyweight routine makes it easier to learn and do advanced empty hand techniques.

So if you feel yourself hitting a wall, work out and get stronger. It helps.


For those who actually train martial arts what do you think would be the ideal itinerary for a hour and a half class?


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D-Wave has been offering a free minute of quantum computation if you sign up with them. I've been playing around doing toy problems on it. This stuff really does amaze me. I've been playing around for juts the past couple weeks on one of these systems, and I believe the hype. What do you guys think about quantum computing?

Btw, I mentioned this in the Minecraft/Minetest thread (>>/games/52987), but Qiskit has been interesting for me to play around with.
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No you are just being pissy and passive aggressive like a succubus for someone pointing out that the thread in it's conception and form don't belong on hob.


Alright, so to summarize your opinion, if we had the exact same thread in /hob/ as the programming thread (because that's what I was suggesting in >>57688 before you blew an emotional gasket spewing ad hominems (which I must say is quite a female thing to do)), only it was explicitly quantum programming, that's still an issue. Then I must ask, why doesn't your logic apply to the programming thread? Why does the programming thread "in it's [sic] conception and form" belong on /hob/ by that logic?


>inb4 "That's not what >>57688 said!"


Why are you dragging this out when dude alredy explained when you already asked.
What could be gained by going in circles of something that isn't even on topic?

Rather then move on you seem to take all dissent personally and obsess over it.
You did the same shit in the crypto thread.

The way things are going not only does this thread not belong on /hob/ but it probably belongs on /b/ since it has turned from a brainfart thread to a ego driven struggle session.


>I'm basically trying to figure out whether you're just being a crab in a bucket here.
>No you are just being pissy and passive aggressive like a succubus for someone pointing out that the thread in it's conception and form don't belong on hob.

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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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Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.


Is that original? If not, where is it from?


The Book of Ecclesiastes


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I wish it was mine.

Resumé by Dorothy Parker.
Heard it first in the movie "succubus, Interrupted".


Found someone wrote a response to the poem:


Lovers pain you;
Jobs are a bore;
Age will drain you;
And love will drain you more;
Money is fleeting;
Youth passes by;
Mistakes are self-repeating;
So you might as well die.

I don't like this line:
>And love will drain you more;
perhaps more fitting:
>And love even more

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