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 No.61466[Reply]

Are any wizards interested in astrology? I've recently got into it and become very passionate about it. It's definetely true, and i've also started to developing my own theories that i'm hopefully going to refine with time.
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 No.61618

>>61617
aren't those 2 images the same thing? the inside and outside of the VR escape

 No.61776

It all went downhill when astrology stopped being a tool primarily for prediction/divination and became a tool for "knowing yourself" aka succibi going "omg that's totally me" to vague shit that could apply to a lot of people and pretending to be special and deep.
I'm not saying you can't use it to know about yourself, but it's literally information you can't act upon (under normal, non-magical circumstances). Natal astrology was for important people i.e. kings, before or right at their birth. Think about it, back then very few people would know their exact time of birth. What was assessed was their innate advantages and disadvantages, and the course of their life, and this was set in stone. Your fate was sealed the moment you were born. There is a reason why Gnostics and to a lesser extent the Hermeticists thought of the planets and fixed stars as malignant forces.

 No.61881

>>61776
Vedic astrology is still rooted in the predictive side of things. A drawback to that is oversimplifying the energies. Theres no room for the spiritual floweryness when life is just where you'll live, career, spouse, health, etc. In western many readings read like stream of consciousness or channelings for whatever sounds good. That isn't all that bad its just everyone has to use discernment. You can't blame astrology for the immaturity some have when first getting into a thing. In my experience looking at my chart was the foundation of my self education on the signs. I used to look at only pisces videos, or only info about my particular aspects. In retrospect I see that as egotistical, but its only human nature to do so. Now I take an objective approach and see all signs as equal. But in general you're right to point out the superficial aspect its taken on as humanity ascends to 5d.

 No.61932

>>61466
Astrology is internally inconsistent because of the precession of the equinoxes.

 No.61934

>>61932
vedic astrology accounts for that, but western is still more accurate because the signs are not really determined by costellations but theyre just 12 segments of the eliptic of the sun.



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 No.33619[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.60642

Since someone upped this one, I might as well talk about my rpging as of late. I've been wanting to play D&D for many, many years but the whole playing with other people and using a mic thing was really hard for me to accept. About 3 or so months ago I ended up finding a group on a discord dedicated to download the books after thetrove went down and it amazed me how quick the whole thing lost appeal to me. I played with a couple of different groups now and all the guys are great to game with but damn it this really is just another game. I guess I created this whole aura for tabletop rpgs as the ultimate game where imagination is the limit and you can play for 20, 30 years as so many people have but it really isn't the case for me. Another interesting thing is that actually playing it made me lose interest on reading the books as well, which is funny in a way since I read rpg books for years without losing interest in them. Sure there were periods of low interest but now I'm done with it. I have a strong sense of responsability as it turned out because I'm in this group that loves the game and take it seriously and I continue to show up to play every week, take notes and sound (hopefully) excited about the game but I really don't care, I just don't want to spoil people's fun at this point. We're in for a 6 months long campaign. One guy left about 3 weeks in and everybody kept talking about why he left and if they did something wrong or what was it that didn't work for the guy. Well imo is because tabletop rpg is just another fucking game and he got tired of it is all. Just like with everything else, it takes a special mindset to manage to really love this activity and play it for decades. Can't see how one can be excited about disarming another trap and stab another whatever in the eye but there you go, I'm happy they can have so much fun with it, really. There was this week we had to cancel and I was so glad about it. lol Terrible. My plan is to reach the end of this campaign and quit. DM is already talking about how he's having some ideas for a next game. Amazing how this shit never lose its luster to some people. I wish I was like that. Oh well, blog's over.

 No.60643

>>60642
D&D and other tabletop rpgs are best played in-person. A good DM is also critical. A game can be awesome or can suck based on the DM. The longest tabletop game (D&D) I’ve played lasted over 10 years as a campaign before we finally had to retire it. I wonder if things for you would be different if you got a good DM/GM, or at the very least a good campaign concept, or a good module if you are doing one-offs.

 No.60644

>>60643
We're following a couple of old published campaigns stitched together with a twist here and there by the DM and it's actually quite nice. I really don't think it's his fault, everybody is enjoying it a lot. It's 5 people and the DM and another guy are in their late 40s or so and have been playing this stuff forever. In fact I'm the only noob in there. I was maybe a little unfair on my first post. When I'm actually there playing it it's OK and there are some good moments but in general, if say this thing fizzled out tomorrow I wouldn't care much about it and I wouldn't bother finding another game, either. I don't think it's the DM's or the campaign's fault, it's just me.

Also, I said it's just another game and it is, but I do think it's much better than video games. I mean I never bothered to play a particular video game for more than a week but here I am playing D&D for 3 months now, so it's something. What I'm trying to say is I do get this can be very fun for a lot of people to the point of becoming the best thing in a person's life. Unfortunately I don't think it's my case.

>D&D and other tabletop rpgs are best played in-person.

I'm sure it is. It must be even better if you're playing with actual friends that you care about. Better yet would be to play this when I was a teenager and didn't have a care in the world but I'm in my early 30s, I'm broke and my parents are old, so lots of concerns that get in the way of immersion.

 No.60647

>>60644
Well I think we all have our issues. It's been a good escape for me, a means to get out of depression for a time. And it could be that you'd make a better DM than a player. I prefer being a DM. I like being creative and telling stories.

Have you considered that the game would perhaps work better for you if you were the one running it?

 No.61898

>>60642
>>60644
Well, the campaign is over. We wrapped it up a couple days ago. It lasted a little over a year. Amazing how lucky I was to find an online game that lasted this long with just a couple of guys having to be replaced along the way due to irl stuff. I have a castle now and retainers, also we're basically demigods at this point and slaughtered our way through 90% of the Monster Manual, so we called it quits after the the death of another big bad.

What can I say, I'm happy to have had the experience. The guys are already talking about playing something else, Jesus Christ, I so wished I had the passion for rpgs like that. I said I loved playing it (emphasized that part a lot) but I was a little burned out and was going to take a break from gaming for a couple of months. We're keeping contact on Discord in case I want to come back for a monster of the week or some other thing they'll probably be playing soon. It amazes me how some people can enjoy this so much for decades, I wish I was like that. I'm repeating myself but man.

>>60647
How are your gaming wiz? I hope you're still enjoying it and escaping depression and whatever else through it. I'm sorry I didn't respond your question, I completely forgot to ever posting itt. I would be a terrible DM, I can't keep up with loads of information and I'm not very organized. I guess I'm decent as a player but can't imagine myself DMing anything.

What else can I say. D&D is nice. I had hopes for the longest time it would be my main hobby and time waster but it's not. It got kinda close though.


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 No.60202[Reply]

Anyone here interested in researching serial killers? I find some of their backstories and psychiatric evaluations really interesting…
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 No.61783

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Dunno if shooters count but this guy absolutely loosing it and committing one of the worst mass shootings in history after something as innocuous as his GF slapping him trying to swat a fly is (literally) insane.

 No.61784

>>61783
This guy sounds like a GTA protagonist.

 No.61793

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>>61784
He even looks like the gta advance protagonist

 No.61794

>>61783
-Hey man are those cartridges real? they look fake.
-Of course they are real, let me show you.

 No.61820

>>61678
On the opposite side of the spectrum, it alwaya annoys me a bit how everyone glorifies victims of crime. There was one guy in my area who I went to school with and who was in my class, who a few years ago I discovered had been killed by thugs. Everyone described him as this great guy who could do no wrong, but I went to school with the guy and I know he was a prick. A source of torment who bullied me for years. I'm not saying I'm glad he's gone but I wish people would be honest.



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 No.56935[Reply]

What do you do when you have no interest in your current hobbies but want to some hobby time?

Can we have a thread about new and interesting hobbies you discover even if you don't do them?
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 No.56950

>>56948
Reddit, discord, forums, twitch, youtube etc. Depending on the hobby, certain sites are better than others, for instance, reddit is much better at selecting meme content than serious, long-form discussion, but it can serve as aa hub for links to different communities and resources. Discord can be nice when you find a small, niche community and its quality usually drops the more people join. Forums are the best for long-form, serious discussion, as threads are expected to stay a long time and people are expected to put in at least a minimal amount of effort when writing a reply (although, this doesn't stop normalfags from inflating their post count with one liner "thanks, this is great" filler). Twitch and youtube communities always organize around a particular content creator, so they usually turn out to be more about the creator than the content.

Twitch has a lot of people streaming themselves doing a particular hobby, like drawing or japanese printmaking. I like browsing through Science & Technology section on twitch and find these small channels that stream programming. Sometimes I watch, sometimes I just have it in the background while I work on my own stuff.

 No.56961

>>56948
>Top 50 hobbies lists are worthless.
Every hobby will have various subcultures and subdomains within it. It's up to you to explore and find these things because for some they're not just out there for the taking.

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 No.59565

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>>56935
Cook
Garden
Draw
Write
DO IT!

 No.61767

>>56935
For myself i do 2 things head over to https://www.survivorlibrary.com/ just a load of things to try not in a prepper kind of way just out of curiousty.

Secondly I use top 5k reddits then scroll up from the bottom to look for communities for things to try not to use the reddit though mostly



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 No.54803[Reply]

i'm looking forward to get one of those mainly for practical purpose (killing insects) but before i'd like to know if they're reliable as such or if it's just a myth. i heard the drosera species was the one that needed the less care and thus was perfect for beginners.
if anyone has experience with those plants feel free to share your knowledge
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 No.58637

>>58628
Depends. Bumblebees avoid the stench death.

 No.58638

>>58637
I'm no entomologist but I don't think bumblebees are flies.

 No.58639

>>58626
i just get tiny fruit flies from upstairs. they breed in the kitchen sink and come down into my room via the air vent

recently put my computer case's filter screen over the room's air vent though. seems to have stopped them. thank the lord

 No.58843

>>54803
I got one for a friend; he prefers plants that "do something".

 No.61765

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>>54803
There is this interesting raspberry pi program you can make for temp controlling carnivorce plants maybe you might find it interesting https://www.carnivorousplants.co.uk/resources/raspberry-pi-terrarium-controller/



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 No.11978[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Is anyone here in to 3D modelling? Planning to start?

What programs do you use? Are you working on animation, models to publish, or building environments to render pleasantly? If you plan to export to a game engine, check out ( >>>/games/8456 )
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 No.60298

>>60293
not sure if they have already vr ports but stuff like Zbrush or sculptris would work quite well with vr, im sure something equivalent has been made for vr

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 No.61755

how long does it take to learn the basics stuff? I don't wanna make impressive things just low poly figures, mostly for reference since I'm into digital art. I'm still learning how to draw and that takes lots of time and effort too

 No.61756

>>61755
Hard surface modelling a sculpting is easy when doing for what you described. Not having to learn the technical skills of unwrapping, rigging, weighting, animated, etc will save you time.

>low poly figures, mostly for reference since I'm into digital art. I'm still learning how to draw and that takes lots of time and effort too

If you're just drawing humans you can probably grab premade models for free off the web and just pose them using the animating tools. Clip Studio includes models that can be loaded in and posed for reference / tracing. Please try drawing without reference from time to time!

 No.61757

>>61756
Thanks!


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 No.61563[Reply]

i taught myself fishing 2 years ago and have enjoyed it immensely

i keep my fishing sessions to 2 or 3 hours max, just a quick session after work, i dont really care if i catch anything

i put in earphones and listen to good podcasts as it helps pass the time

anyone else? feels like it would be a perfect wizard outdoor hobby
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 No.61583

>>61582
>My brother is a fish
Gumball?
Is that you?

 No.61584

>>61572
I asked the last fish I bit in to alive if it hurt and he just looked at me with this blank expression.

 No.61585

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 No.61718

I built a fish pond recently in my backyard, and in the beginning before the filter for the pond was complete in order to control the bugs we went out and caught some tiny little fish swimming in a nearby river with a minnow trap. I kind of wanted to just keep doing that to stock the entire pond and let all types of natural fish live in it and see what fish came out on top after a few years, but ultimately we got goldfish and koi because my mom wanted something she could easily see. One of the fish ended up getting caught in the filter recently though and we pulled it out and it was a beautiful sexually mature green sunfish with electric blue markings on its face. Those little fish we put in at the beginning are still in there only all grown up. I wonder what the other ones are. They never took to the pellets my moms been giving them but they will go crazy for crickets. I think there's about 3-4 left as far as I can tell. We didn't put in any substrate though so the horny little guys shouldn't be able to reproduce because I'm pretty sure they're all sunfish. Maybe that's why he was in the filter looking for a way out. Thus concludes my ramble on the topic of fishing.

 No.61723

>>61718
Send picture of the wiz sea



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 No.49799[Reply]

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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 No.60123

>>60122
>but there is nothing unknown left for us as technology and globalism kills all the mystery in the world
not even close to true. We know nothing.

 No.60296

>>60123
banal comment

 No.60297

>>60296
predetermined to respond

 No.61708

Robert Aickman is another writer worth checking out if you like horror short stories, a lot of them are pretty wizardly too

 No.61719

I love Shot on Video horror, low budget stuff. I recommend Sledgehammer, The Hackers, and Winterbeast. Cannibal Campout is good too



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 No.44644[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I contemplated on which board to post this and ultimately decided I'll do it on /hob/ this time, as it seems to me that collecting and enjoying pictures of houses, towns, areas, natural scenes etc., is in fact kind of a hobby.

So post pictures that you associate with comfyness. I personally have a thing for forest cabins and quaint little town streets.
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 No.56134[Reply]

My hobby is trolling and cyber stalking people. Does anyone else share this amazing interest. I understand it is a bit weird, but it's my only interest. I have 40+ instagram accounts larping as various females and males, to catfish my way into various random normies lives and gain followers. Every larp has a distinct personality and it's own internet friend group. I also do this on twitter, and facebook. Anyone else share the interest?

The only sad part is none of my friends know who I am ,I am a 48 year old wizard neet. But through these personas, I can be anyone I desire.
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 No.61598

Making weird/edgy comments in the youtube comments and seeing all the replies i get

 No.61621

>>61588
I feel it, and I haven't even been doing it that long. The good retards are far and few between. There's only so many times I can have the same conversation genuine or not. It's tiring as hell.

We used to get people to jerk off in a call of 5 dudes to prove they're not gay. Where'd these faggots go? It was just a few years ago.

 No.61634

>>61621
That you Soulbrotha?

 No.61639

League trolling is extremely fun because how seriously people take it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVCBwPxBqtE&ab_channel=Kotka595

 No.61646

>>57498
>evil wizard
Should be called Warlocks.



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