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 No.48468[Reply]

any wizards into chess too?
it's quite interesting with its unlimited options. a way to escape the bitter reality, as well.
what's your elo rating?
your favorite openings with white and black pieces?
how much time do you dedicate for chess usually?
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 No.61884

>>61882
There are limited ways to opening a game and people train defenses against it, that said, they do shadow playing as well, from a position they imagine the possible plays, the enemy responses and possible plays to enemy response. In short, they get good memorizing moves and its defenses.

 No.61946

>>61884
I'll admit thinking ahead is not my strong suit. I guess that's my issue.

 No.62226

I've started playing actively like a year ago and learned a lot but I'm still shit. The only white opening I feel comfortable with is gioco piano, while with black I usually default to Caro Kann although I did study the Stafford gambit.

 No.62242

>>54000
I mean, it has something to do with IQ.

 No.62245

>>62242
Chess has a pretty weak correlation with IQ. At the top level it's more about rote memorization. I think even Age of Empires would have a more reliable correlation.

There's been chess grandmasters with IQs hovering around 100, I remember a thread on 4chan about it.



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 No.61796[Reply]

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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 No.61832

>>61826
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

 No.62184

>>61826
>>61831
>>61832
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.

 No.62207

Reason and Theology
SOCO Films
Pints with Aquinas
How to be Christian
Church Militiant

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 No.62209

>>62184
>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.



 No.41994[Reply]

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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 No.58668

>>58667
Horsefly?

 No.58672

>>58668
Yeah maybe

 No.61768

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

 No.62189

>>46748
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.

 No.62192

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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 No.41819[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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 No.62128

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>>51256
>>51257
>>51973
>>55042
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.

https://comicbook.com/marvel/news/marvel-conan-the-barbarian-rights-leaving-publisher/
https://screenrant.com/marvel-confirms-conan-rights-savage-avengers/

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.

 No.62129

>>62128
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.

 No.62130

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.

 No.62144

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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.

 No.62180

>>62128
hey conan wiz, glad to see youre still here, thats all


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 No.60825[Reply]

Pipe tobacco is a hobby, right? There's the element of collecting pipes and trying various blends, which resembles wine tasting in how elaborately some people talk about them. Any wiz pipe smokers here? Any favourite blends you'd recommend? Show me your wizpipe(s) (no homo).

Here's my pipe and some tobacco I'm currently smoking. The one in the tin is Old Gowrie
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 No.60831

>>60827
Tobacco is a light drug, like alcohol.

 No.60832

>>60829
Yeah I figured tobacco being ashy is why it’s smoked in wood pipes. I wonder if I could make a pipe with a glass lining but a wooden case. I just love the way they look.

 No.60833

>>60832
>I wonder if I could make a pipe with a glass lining but a wooden case.
Possible, yes but it would be complicated to produce with a limited market. So odds are such a pipe would be pretty expensive for a pipe.
Metal and stoneware/ceramic being more typical in hybrid pipes from what I have seen at stores and stands.

 No.60834

>>60833
I meant to just make one for myself. The insert would be the hardest part, but the wood seems easy enough.

 No.62178

I love the taste of tobacco



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 No.56170[Reply]

anyone into foraging?

1. its free
2. its healthy food
3. youre not giving money to walmart
4. it tastes good
5. makes you happy

pic related - me finding meadow puffball mushrooms
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 No.62112

>>56182
>>56183

How the hell is that reliable?

Me and my cousin were on a walk, I saw some berries and he picked one and ate it, talked about how these berries are this and that etc. and after he was was bedridden for days. Turns out it was nearly identical to it's edible kind except it had a slightly different color leaves or some shit like that.

He does foraging as a hobby, and often tells me about the dangers of safe plants looking identical to poisonous ones. So what the fuck.

Do you want all of us to end up like the guy from Into the Wild?

 No.62115

>>56216
We have those in Illinois. Boletes are pretty safe bets too

 No.62149

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if anyone has bamboo near them, each spring they produce a bunch of shoots. you harvest them with a shovel by digging around the shoot to find its base, it should be growing from a rhizome, cut into it just above that with shovel and twist it out. any bamboo is fine. you want shoots that are sheathed like pic. doesn't matter how big the shoots are, as long as they look like that, different species have different sizes. cyanide content is somewhat proportional to the size of shoot and area that is exposed aboveground. the cyanide can be removed by simply boiling them for 2 hours or until they are no longer bitter. you can change the water if it helps. the outer parts are too tough to eat, but you can either peel them before or after boiling. if boiling them unpeeled, you have to remove the tip and score the whole shoot along its edge to help expose it to water. they are crunchy but also stringy and smell like corn or grass, it's hard to compare it to anything but it tastes great. they are really nutritious to boot

easy brainless food that anyone can harvest and cook

 No.62160

>>62149
Hey thanks, this is helpful I had once heard that people eat bamboo shoots, will any species work? There are several species where I live, notably one that's quite big, about 3in in diameter and growing up to perhaps 15m or more, could I eat that? Even the shoots should be good for a full meal.

 No.62170

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>>62160
yeah any species and any size is edible, but some are more palatable than others. bigger stuff needs cooked longer. but they are all fine as long as they arent bitter after cooking

they just need to be shoots tightly packed into a sheath with a zigzag pattern like so



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 No.60092[Reply]

Is any wizard interested in practicing the ancient pre-christian polytheistic/henotheistic religions like Greek or Norse paganism? Have you ever tried to commune with the Gods?
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 No.62122

>>60100
Why is practicing Paganism larping but practicing an Abrahamic religion isn't?

 No.62123

>>62122
because one is still insitutionally practiced

 No.62125

>>62123
Neo-Pagans have their own organisations as well.

At any rate, all of the arguments offered up for why it's supposed to be larping is some variant of 'paganism is dead'. But Christianity could also be said to be dead. It hasn't been a relevant ideological force since at least the 19th century, it's for the most part not taken seriously in developed countries and most of its recent converts are found in irrelevant third world shitholes.

If it's just a numbers game, what amount of followers or what percentage of the population needs to be Pagan for it to be considered a real religion? Jews are less than 1% of the total world population but their religion isn't considered larping.

 No.62143

>>61892
Catholicism has absorbed *some* pre-Christian traditions wherever it went, did it not
I don't view this as either positive or negative. Well I find it fascinating, so not totally negative

 No.62153

>>62122
>>62125
>Abrahamic religions have actual unbroken traditions
>Abrahamic religions have an ancient lineage of a initiated priests
>Abrahamic religions have a body of doctrine debated and developed over millennia
>Abrahamic religions are the basis of the civilization you live in and inform its moral values
>Abrahamic religions have established methods and ritual
>Abrahamic religions offer solutions to the problem of temporality and transcendence
Nobody says that Buddhism or Hindu-religions are LARPing either. But paganism is, the expression "pagan" itself denotes that, and in regard to religion it only makes sense in relation to another religion, and that as an insult. What exactly is this thread about? Do you think an Ancient Greek and a Norseman practiced the same religion? The most they had in common is that both had beliefs that revolved around ancestor worship, and nowadays most of their descendants have had Christians ancestors for more than a millennium. "Paganism" as a religion is not dead because it was never a religion, it's even less legit than the guys who claim to follow the Jedi religion from Star Wars in real life.



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 No.62146[Reply]

I want to start making images of places I go as I walk around my home city. I’d like to know if any artists here have a recommendation on how to go about this. I’d like to either draw or paint, but have never done either. What do you suggest is a good method? Just a pencil and notebook?

Picture unrelated

 No.62147

guache

 No.62148

just take photos

you can produce artwork from the photos at any future date using any medium



 No.56436[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

A thread for those who enjoy and wish to discuss animation and animation related stuff from places that aren't Japan.
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 No.61777

>>59752
The oscars are worthless garbage, especially when it comes to animation.

 No.61984

>>60725
I thought it was an ok show thats been extremely overhyped by people who have a parasocial relationship with the people who made it. I'm glad these guys are getting their shot rather than some dime a dozen LGBQT animation twitter psycho but the cult of personality shit around it is so obnoxious and i don't think the show is good enough to overshadow it. They're obviously still finding their feet so maybe season 2 will be better.

 No.62032

Do you think Shrek would have gotten over his loneliness in time to become a truwiz if Farquad didn't interrupt his life? Or perhaps was he too broken to not be a wiz at all? After all, he did allow himself to have romantic feelings for Fiona. I don't know if he could be trusted even if Shrek 1 never happened.

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>>61777
I don't know if it was the oscars or not, but I remember there was a year where some voters didn't know any of the animated nominees, called Song of the Sea "Chinese"(It's Irish), and just gave their votes to the Disney movie because it was the only one they knew, even if they didn't see it.

 No.62134

A general distaste for the Walt Disney Company and its practices had solidify Nickelodeon's motivation to limit size and avoid feeling "corporate".
All of this was thrown out the window after Spongebob premiered.


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 No.58807[Reply]

Anyone else grow? Thinking about it? Ask me anything if you're interested. Right now I'm growing 4 Sour Cookies that ended up all being widely different phenos.
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 No.58888

>>58887
I don’t care much for my sober mind.

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i's be chiefen on this lemon lame smellin like da onion skunk then im snorin y'all

 No.61766

I am pretty scizo i would love to grow the lowest thc strain in a pc grow that's my goal

 No.61771

>>58887
I'm happy and satisfied with my life, while always using many different drugs every now and then. Maybe you should go back to crab boards like /dep/ if you want to imagine some false sense of superiority

 No.62092

>>58807
i am growing a few strains just for stems for herbal bs maybe make some weed butter and tea what do you guys suggest ?



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