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Hello Wizzies, what podcasts do you recommend? i enjoy going trekking while listening to some relaxing podcasts to distract me.
I am currently listening to this one about the history of Japan and it's role in WW2
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History - Dan Carlin, History on fire, Martyr Made, History of Japan

Language - Manga Sensei, Learn Japanese Pod

Other/Interesting - The Tim Ferris Show, Sam Herris, Myths and Legends


Lately a lot of true crime stuff.

[All on google play music for free]
>Cult podcast
Comedian and a true crime nerd casually talk about cults and get sidetracked ever few sentences. Not professional at all but I laugh pretty hard on occasion so I like it.


Professional production on the same topic. Problem is the earliest ep. are locked behind a pay wall, which is bullshit.

>Killer Jobs: serial killer podcast

About the jobs and day to day life of serial killers. Pretty cool.


It is a serialized podcast about a particular doctor who was crimally bad at his job, and the system that was in place that delay him from facing justice.

Decived: The Moo Years
Serialized podcast about the rise and fall of a crazy martial arts cult from the inside.
Was really well done, highly recommend.


Ugly fat succubi find niche subjects to insert themselves into because there's less competition by attractive succubi.


NPR puts out a lot of good stuff. This American Life, invisibilia, radio lab, wait wait don't tell me. The freakonomics podcast is also good. Seconding The Martyrmade podcast and history on fire. Revolutions by Duncan Hunter is less enjoyable than the rest but very informative and is good for getting an overview of recent history.


Is wait wait dont tell me still just shitty jokes about Trump? I used to listen to it but those jokes aren't funny any more, just some guy complaining about how butthurt trump made him.

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I've seen some discussion on it in the hobby tiers thread, and I have a gut feeling I'm not the only one who's practicing.

What do you do? Do you practice your art for fitness, for a feeling of security without having to wall yourself in? For other reasons?
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Look up Wolff's Law

This video goes into detail.
That particular method is more of a movie thing, but the basic concept is explained in this video in detail from people who actually know what they are doing.


I could understand how that practice could arise in Japan during the meijei restoration while they were really playing up the whole samurai warrior thing while simultaneously forbidding people to own swords. People want to walk around acting like they can kill you with their bare hands so they condition their hands like crazy. In a society where you can just carry weapons though, I'm pretty sure everyone would just do that instead of obliterating your hands. I wonder if this practice arose in China and if China ever had a ban on weapons. I would be very surprised to see that this was an actually ancient practice anywhere.


You don't "obliterate" your hands. That guy is just a idiot.
It is very slowly strengthening the hands in the direction of stress, strengthening the tendons, increasing bone density, and toughening the skin so that more force can be delivered with a lower risk of self injury. At no point during the proper process of conditioning do you actually injure yourself. Instead you very slowly acclimate and adapt the body to certain types of force. The end result being able to preform near superhuman feats as can be seen in breaking demos and the like. Or more practically, hit somebody with various parts of your body really hard and only do damage to them.
On location and culture it is common in certain Chinese styles like Wing Chun and especially Shaolin as well as Okinawan and Japanese styles such as karate, but the basic concepts of conditioning are found in nearly all "hard styles" of martial arts that have good documentation.

This article will give you a bit more general information.


How probable is it to get hand injury doing this? And what about muay thai exercises that seem to do the same for the shins? Those videos of legs snapping like rubber are pretty terrifying.


It is impossible to put a number when it comes to provability.
It relies mostly on patience and consistent practice over a long time.
Injuries happen from ether ignoring what your body is telling you and over training, or rushing things and doing more then you can handle way before you are ready. Form is also important, so injuries from bad form such as wrist sprains are a possibility. Lastly there is injury from not giving the body what it needs to heal properly (rest and nutrition).
In a way it is very similar to wight training. If you load up too much weight to fast then you can hurt yourself. If you have bad lifting form you can hurt yourself. And if you don't do recovery between sessions you can hurt yourself. But, taking your time and doing things right the risk is actually pretty low once you got the hang of it.

>And what about muay thai exercises that seem to do the same for the shins?

Wolff's law applies the same to that form of conditioning as well. Though part of it is also about lowering the pain response as well.

>Those videos of legs snapping like rubber are pretty terrifying.

That has less to do with conditioning method and more to do with maters of recovery and technique in most of the cases. Though some are just down to really bad luck, like the one involving that Japaneses pro wrestler that landed just a little off from a jump.
Generally it is just one of those very small but very real risk of full contact combat sports, or any physical sport know that I think about it. It is very rare though. Like people who break their spine and end up wheelchair bound due to football.

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Post good and tingly unintentional ASMR videos.

I'll start with some on my personal collection.
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epic necro my man


Posting a classic. Realistic mommy asmr.


Ban this man.


Not even /hob/ is safe. It's time to burn wizchan to the ground.


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>click wondering what kind of fap bait this will be
>wait why is it less than a minute long

Well it was realistic all right.

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Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
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Currently reading Carrie by Stephen King. I saw at least two movie adaptations of it before I started reading it but still, this is a good book and manages to keep me entertained even though I know how it will end.

This is my first Stephen King book, I plan on reading all of his horror stuff.


I used to be a bit of a stickler when it came to reading the book before watching the movie (implying I even wanted to do the latter) so if Any Muschietti, an Argentine film director, hadn't chosen to direct "It", I probably wouldn't have read the book in spanish despite being more than a thousand frickin' pages long.


Good art anon. I like your style. 2 upvotes!

Never liked Stephen King and meta horror will never be the future of anything because it's too busy sucking it's own asshole. Meta requires someone to know a hundred other things, but the average person is just going to be bored until they unleash all the monsters, which is why they watched the movie in the first place.


Hm, good idea. Any narrated nosleep suggestions?


Just finished Carrie. It was a good little anti-bullying horror. My problem is that it could have been longer, I liked Carrie and really sympathized with her. The only other decent person was Tommy, all the others reminded me of the worst kind of normalshit but I guess that was the point.

Also, I hate how in the movies they always choose a relatively good-looking succubus to play the role of Carrie when it is an important aspect of her in the book that she is fat and described as ugly (most of the time). Gotta please the normal hordes who can't identify with anyone who isn't beautiful or decent looking, even if the character is supposed to be an ugly outcast.

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>was never the guy
>never drew a dime
>over pushed and has over stayed his welcome
>most hated wrestler of all time
>worst babyface of all time
>worst face of the company
>worst promo skills ever displayed
>was carried by Seth & Dean
>has been fed legit stars like Cena, HHH, Taker, ect. and he still can't get over
>has buried many up and coming talents
>terrible wrestling skills, matches are sleep inducing and predictable
>Brock's personal jobber
>"Sufferin' Succotash"
>his bitch catchphrase is cringe
>only being pushed because of his skin color
>only reason he's employed is because of Dwayne
>even Dwayne couldn't get this loser over
>mark for himself
>his "fans" are either ironic contrarion neckbeards or retarded casuals, soccer moms, or fifth world Pakis.
>he lazily kept his SHIELD theme and look, proving he's stuck in the past
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Based champ.


I have just watched NEW Extreme I'VE from New European Championship Wrestling on FightBox H TV channel. Russian commentators are the worst.

Exposing the business: "of course it's theatricalized but injuries occur as well and _insert wrestler's name_ decided to walk away", "look the part of the ring is caving in like it's a springboard".

Fail at naming: "warrior" was translated as "barbarian" and then the commentator himself said that it was inaccurate, "Hellvetic Warrior. In a friendly way let's call him simply Hellvetic". English shortened him as Warrior but it's not about that. "In a friendly way" is not for such genre.

Ring announcer and wrestlers on the mic were silenced. That's what happens when you hire outsiders to announce pro wrestling.


*NEW Extreme IV, FightBox HD, English commentators.


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205 Live is about to merge with NXT per Triple H. I liked the show. More likely I'll watch Cruiserweight Classics and old Monday Night Raw in its place. I'm still in 1993.

Worlds Collide will happen during Royal Rumble week. I watched previous ones because of the main roster and 205 roster involved. If no main roster involved I can not watch it or I can watch it because of tradition of watching the previous ones. TakeOvers but not UK TakeOvers and weekly NXTs are still to be watched. I'll watch NXT's third episode on USA Network and AEW first episode just for the historic moment. Not sure about first and second episodes of NXT.

NWA weekly series debut is on the way too but I'll pass.


I got the feeling of different interpretations being possible due to NXT UK being mentioned too and they wouldn't be merged. Still the danger was real due to ambiguity.


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Do any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?

>Welcome to Tex's French Grammar (la grammaire de l'absurde), a pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.

>English-French Dictionary
>Weekly News in Slow French
>Learn French with RFI
>Anki: Friendly, intelligent flash cards.

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Vous pouriez poster en francais, au lieux de poster en englais, c'est super patetique


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Interviews with two French hikikomoris, one a 22-year-old male, the other a 38-year-old succubus.
>Interview with a French hikikomori, Guido.  Round 1  "Even a Hikikomori Can Have Love Life!"
>Interview with a French Female Hikikomori; Tellurienne, Round 1 "Not My Choice To Be a Hikikomori"
>Entrevue Avec une Hikikomorie Française; Tellurienne, Round 1 « Je n’ai pas choisi de devenir une hikikomorie. »


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"Why have only norman animals like dogs been sent into space?" President Charles de Gaulle once asked his science advisor. And thus begins the story of the first cat to visit space:

Félicette was the first cat launched into space, on 18 October 1963 as part of the French space program. Félicette was one of 14 female cats trained for spaceflight. The cats had electrodes implanted onto their skulls so their neurological activity could be monitored throughout the flight. Electrical impulses were applied to the brain and a leg during the flight to stimulate responses. The capsule was recovered 13 minutes after the rocket was ignited. Most of the data from the mission was of good quality, and Félicette survived the flight, the only cat to have survived spaceflight. A second feline was launched on 24 October, but the mission resulted in a fatality.
>Hail Félicette! French Space Cat Memorial Beginning to Take Shape
Fifty-six years after a cat named Félicette became the first feline to launch into space, plans to build the cosmic cat's first proper memorial are beginning to take shape.


>Une vie : Félicette


I want to learn German

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One thing that interests me as a NEET are people who can dedicate long hours towards a hobby.

Does anyone know of any youtube channels, blogs, etc. where the author does this?

I'm talking about 10 hours a day and consistent.

I'm not talking about 10 hours a day, only on weekends.

I'm not talking about someone who's "passionate", but only 2-3 hours a day.

Time spent is the most important thing for me.

I really like this type of obsessive behavior.

If anyone knows anything like this please post it in this thread.
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PiroPito does a few different things on his channel, but he puts a huge amount of work into all of them. He's most well known for making username: 666 in 2008, but he's been uploading ever since. He's got more horror videos (the latest one, My house walkthrough, has a cool making-of video), a series about his ant colony, and recently a series where he plays minecraft without any "spoilers" (watch from the beginning, just avoid the comments).


Seeing that there are people on the planet that have actually thought of the idea of doing something for 15 hours is very mind blowing concept for myself.

I can feel myself being silly but really I would study for two hours non stop and think that was such a burden and stress yet someone can do a hobby for so long?

I used to play the violin for two hours a day everyday and complained and whinged and bitched and people are out there doing it for so much longer?

Maybe my concept of time usage is wrong perhaps.

I just don’t understand how people can be so focussed on something for so long without thinking about something else or having an existential crisis or needing to lay down and waste time browsing YouTube or something like I do.

It makes me feel like a waste of space because I don’t do that but that seems really hard.

Maybe one day I can truely find a hobby I can spend many hours enjoying maybe not 15 but yeah.
Makes me think maybe I’m wasting my life lying down and watching YouTube but I enjoy it so much I feel conflicted.


If you notice there are barely any examples even posted on this topic about that, so it's not very a very common thing obviously.


Wow, it has been a long time, but glad to hear that he is still creating and keeping his channel active.


It's kind of irrelevant to this topic though, like it's not even close to fitting. I wish people could provide more actual examples of this, but I suppose it's kind of rare.

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Thread dedicated to digital and internet privacy talk.

Recommend literature and software, discuss any news on the topic, provide advice.

In this day and age when the presence of Big Brother, be it governments or corporations, is particularly felt, I'm ashamed to admit I possess an utterly basic knowledge of everything related to privacy and protecting your identity on the Internet.
Personally, I'm not computer-savvy, but would like to know more about any privacy measures and what goes into them. If anyone could provide good resources on the matter I'd appreciate it.
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The privateinternetaccess VPN is running specials right now, you can get a yearly subscription for $3.33 per month. That auto-renews every month, so you can cancel at any time btw.


there is an actually trustworthy free vpn that I know but I will not tell anybody about it


The more people use it, the safer you are. The only way to get privacy is to blend in with the crowd


As a VPN, I would suggest sentinel.co, mysterium.network or privatix.io

They are decentralized VPNs, so there is not one company that controls all the servers. Makes it also much less likely that your data will be sold or accessed by law enforcement or also just be blocked by netflix,…


Stop using steam or simillar shit. Steam is just a social network and as other social networks, it is also monitored.
For communication, use something which gives you full control over data. DO NOT USE fUcking discord. Host your own teamspeak or mumble server instead. If you want just to chat, you can download some open source chat tools from github.

Avoid windows.Avoid macos. Avoid android.

Very soon librem 5 will come out, and maybe we will live to see the day where you will be able to install linux distro on phone just as easy as on pc.

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Has anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft?
Just some of the horrid shit in it:
>Strahd's played off as what amounts to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Angelus levels of edge, literally feels nothing and seemingly has no interests above the usual, though not for the same Bram Stoker's Dracula tier reasons, Literally just wants Tatanya as if a meaningless trophy on his belt
>These dumb faggots made it so that Strahd wants to turn whatsherface not into a vampire bride, or hell, even a true vampire, BUT VAMPIRE SPAWN (You know, sniveling wall crawling nosebleed assface monster vamps?)
>Tatanya's a nigger
>The reincarnation is a nigger
>Strahd's wives are niggers
>Nigger Mayor of a town surrounding the land
>Evil white "everything is fine man"
>Strahd's a Bisexual sodomite degenerate with two male consorts to boot
>Made Barovians "Diverse"
>Made Strahd's conquering of the land sound tyrannical as fuck and less just
>Made it so that Some have Barovians have souls and some don't because of 5e's ravenloft being in a private demiplane, stopping newborn bodies from getting souls, in a piss-poor attempt to mimick the Old demiplanes of dread thing where some residents are literally just NPCs made by the powers, even though this makes no sense to anyone who's had to deal with Gulthias in 3.5 and Ashradorn in the whole Soul font thing with the ban on unborn souls in lore, so these people should be getting souls, because otherwise the demiplane would have to deny all positive energy for this shit to even remotely work
>All done because they're too lazy to redo the demiplanes of dread just like before,
>Strahd now heals for 20 in his fast heal
>Mongrel Men are the results of Racemixing past the half-race stage suffer for it, check their description and it's fucking played off as a good thing despite them being ugly mutants beyond redemption in their racial descriptions, the self-unawareness is real

This is why warhammer roleplay and castle drachenfels will always be superior
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Thanks for caring about me. I was thinking about aquelarre and you yesterday. I stopped posting because the guy from the other cyber closed the place. The one where i writing this is not as good as the other one, but it could be worse. I stopped reading rpgs because i spend most of my time reading fantasy, science fiction books


My group are all wizard apprentices. None of them have been on a date or are interested in succubi.
>social activity: An activity that at its core involves socializing, like going to a bar, party or club
The core of an RPG is the utilization of imagination along with the unpredictability of another person. It is a game. Playing it in meatspace is just to avoid dealing with internet connection issues. The people are the worst part. It's not a social activity, it's a game. There is no socialization aspect.


While I think this thread is fine, that's bullshit and you know it.



It's only bullshit if they blog post about their exact activities

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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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>wasting time growing shrooms
>not just getting some 4-AcO-DMT


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>wasting time growing

Don't be a hater!


I'd like to try DMT, someday.

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