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Any wizards here play or played magic the gathering?
please share your experiences and thoughts.
when I was in high school people bullied me because I collected magic cards. Now as a adult, I still collect magic cards, but I have trouble playing with other people, human interaction is difficult for me and I aint very smart
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old cards looked really shitty, like badly traced magazine pictures. I like that they are scouting for new better talent like the crackheads they seem to hire before.


That reminded me of yet another reason why even as a kid I didn't like MTG despite liking trading card games. Not only did I not like the system mechanics, I also noticed that most of the irl players at the time we're total assholes in general. I don't know if that is still the case but it was very much how it was back then.
Even playing Yu-Gi-Oh with hood niggas was more chill then those dudes.
Shame since I actually liked the art and back story of some of the cards.


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Card games make me feel sad for having no friends.

Playing commander sounds like fun. But playing it online seems like a chore.


based succubus gamer


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That's medieval fantasy as a whole, really. Even the environments have to be neon puke bullshit now. If Larry Elmore and Keith Parkinson were able to evoke high fantasy scenes in locales that look like US state parks, you don't need to go so far with it. Ultimately stuff like that second picture hampers escapism by trying too hard to look alien. It's harder to self-insert into an universe when you can't reconcile any of its features with real, recognizable land features

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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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It's impossible sticking to a hobby for me, and I wonder if it's the same for you as well. I'm looking for a hobby that I could do everyday or several times a week, and all those fucking hobbies requires money sadly.
The things I like to do (or have interest in) are as follows:


Doing it, but it's dangerous because retards on the way are driving me crazy. Also, one cannot go cycling in the rain or bad weather usually.

>mountaineering and trekking

I am interested in mountaineering, but it requires socializing and enrolling to a club. Also, I'm lack of equipment and it's hard to start with free-solo. Trekking seems pretty nice, but it's not an everyday activity.


I easily get distracted since I have internet addiction and it's so hard to leave my chair in front of the laptop.

Do you feel the same sickness and boredom? I must try something new and see if it works ;_; Any suggestions?
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I have this delusion that one day i'll give up on media completely (cuz i've seen everything worthy already) and start drawing comics to entertain myself and fellow wizards.

>Kim Jung Gi as an inspiration for begginers


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To draw one must be able to appreciate, observe and analyze the world around him, which is hardly the case for most wizards: most of us grew up reading books, watching TV and playing videogames, with little care about the happenings of the outside world and all its little details.
Basically, trying to pick up drawing is going to be much harder for people like us. I, for one, often find myself struggling with shit that's considered basic and fundamental, as a given for the majority of people who aren't even artists, like an eye for proportions, being able to focus on things for more than 4 seconds, perceiving all the contours clearly and not seeing them as skewed, these sort of things.
It's a torture of a hobby unless you were born with the right assets or have zero idea of beauty or haven't developed any sense of self-criticism, in which case it should be fine, I guess.


that's absolutely awful advice. you clearly don't draw.
you don't have to be good at drawing to appreciate it or escape time. drawing can be meditative and relaxing if you don't worry so much about how your product LOOKS and more on how you feel.

the cool thing about drawing is that there's no limit to how you do it. there's so many different WAYS to draw.
you can be a technical artist and try to get the exact details, proportions, and angles all exact, or you can be more organic and be loose with your lines. you can take a stencil and simply make lines on a paper and draw/color around them. the possibilities are literally endless.

… jesus fuck i probably sound like some kind of after-school special on PBS. but my point still stands. you don't have to be good at it to enjoy it.


I do draw.
But you're right nonetheless. This attitude is way better than the one I have and stand behind.


learn history or about other cultures
learn languages
learn guitar or piano or some other instrument
learn a programming language

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It's time once again to talk about bikes.

Post your bikes, discuss accessories, gear, difficulties and anything else.
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Do you guys log your rides? I started using strava, it's not that accurate if I compare it to my bike computer, but it's good for overall statistics.


Don't have a better or bike computer and the only app I use is maps.
Then again I mostly bike to get to place to place these days and I am not serious about training.


Who here e-bikes?

Can't be too serious with my bicycling stats as I'm too busy watching the traffic.


It is a LOT of money man. I just can't convince myself to finally get a conversion kit for my commuter bike.
You would think I would since I really hate having to try and lug 100+ pounds of shit up hill in a windstorm, but I hate spending over $500 bucks on a single purchase even more.


I'm so tired of being on a bike every single day for 15 years. Even after I finished HS, every goddamn day.
I just can't wait to get my license

Eh, nobody gives a shit about traffic laws if you're on a bike. I don't really complain about it, I can pass red lights all the time etc.
I did become more cautious recently, though that's just because I realized riding without brakes can be pretty dangerous

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how about a paranormal thread
let's post about spooky things
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UFO LEAK OF THE CENTURY. Richard Dolan Analyzes the Admiral Wilson Notes.

>Rumors of secret special access programs to study retrieved UFO technology have been with us for many years. Now a major leak provides powerful confirmation of that truth and much more. Skeptics will be hard pressed to debunk this. The case for "deep black" UFO-related programs beyond formal government oversight just became much stronger.

Notes here:


Full disclosure when


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In this rare Q&A with Bob Lazar (possibly his last), Jeremy Corbell and investigative Reporter George Knapp go through the details of how Bob Lazar's account altered the course of history.


Bob Lazar was recently on the Joe Rogan podcast, which has millions of listeners. Maybe this high-profile appearance will encourage others to step forward with corroborating testimony and / or evidence.

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Any other wizards enjoy going to Casinos? I found it is a good way to fund a wiz lifestyle.

Currently I'm only doing slot machines but I hope to move up to the tables soon enough, after checking out the regulars.
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I would rather just do online gambling

fuck interacting in meatspace


Stay away from slots whatever you do. They are designed to be addicting and to take your money. You physically cannot win, they are programmed to give back 90% or so of what you put in, you will always lose 10% in the long run.


a 7 loss streak isn't rare at all, everyone would be rich if all it took was to martingale at times


I read somewhere that Craps is the best game to play in a casino, because the way the game works gives the house the least opportunity to cheat. It's second to playing poker with other people, where the house has no involvement.


Odds still ain't great.
The house doesn't have to cheat, the odds are mathematically far in their favor. Even if their is one guy who actually wins enough to come away with more money then he came in with, the vast majority lose, which is why it is so profitable.

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Do you use drugs? Where do you get them (not asking for specific sources only like for example: The darknet (sorry if that's the wrong term), dealers, research chemicals from the internet)? Is setting up TOR, tails and getting bitcoins worth the hassle? Or will i get busted by cops anyway? Are there other easier ways to acquire substances?
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low doses are much more likely to be bad in my experience. With a high dose you are more likely to give in and submit to 'letting go' of your daily anxieties. Once you reach ego death you're no longer the person who has those life problems.
However it does take wisdom and certain situations to be able to create a safe space for yourself. If you have to hide from other people in your house or fear that they might come home suddenly then it can be hard


Ritual preparation to get into the right mindset is helpful. For me that involves cleaning everything really well, taping blankets to the walls and lighting candles. I think the cleaning is the key part. It's unusual for me to do and I kind of live in some level of filth generally but knowing I am going to take psychedelics makes me want to get my environment pleasing to me, and once I've put in the effort to do that, it puts me in a good mood to start the trip. I also needed to do it while both my parents were gone, another rarity, but I don't need to be worrying about that, anything you can do to diminish possible anxieties in your environment. I would try to go in with zero expectations and just see where it takes you. You know that the worst that will happen is you have an unpleasant experience until the drugs wear off so you have little to fear.


Fuck I just tried some salvia extract 40x. It was really strong. I inhaled some, started coughing because the smoke was hot, but it still fucked me up. I forgot who I was, the keyboard light looked like trees and the pipe looked like a giant trashcan connected to a metallic tube, it was enoromous. I felt the trees in my keyboard. I forgot I was human, I thought I was a tree in my keyboard, but forgot the word for tree. Then I remembered I was a human, but wasn't sure what it meant. The salvia, the trees in my keyboard and the pipe were all looking at me and listening to me. Like judgmentally, they were mocking me. What a weird drug. I have the 80x extract as well, but I'm pretty fucking scared to smoke it. I have two grams and it's too much for 10 people to smoke it. What a waste of money. This is one hellish drug. I would give it to my enemies and laugh at them when they get confused and scared.


I'll try taking a whole tab next time but I think I'm gonna need to order benzos from somewhere since I'm scared I'll have a panic attack or something and at least with the half a tab it made all my anxious thought patterns much worse.
Tried mixing half a tab with 600mg DXM yesterday and they seem to boost each others effects so I felt no anxiety due to the dissociation from it. The visuals were also boosted but the trip wasn't really introspective, it was more recreational so depending on what you want from your psychedelics it might not be a good idea. Yeah and also if you have no experience with DXM try it alone before mixing it with other substances.


One time I did salvia it wasn't 40x it was lower number. But I smoked it and thought i was the pink panther my whole world became me slinking around on a windowsill with a giant spotlight on me and the pink panther theme going when I came back to reality I was slinking around the room and shouting random gibberish LMAO. Strange drug. That was the only trip I've had on it

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Does any of you, Wizards, enjoy a good night drive, roaming around the city and bonding with your automobile?
I have an access to a car, but being well into my 30's, I don't really see the car as anything but a money sink and a way to get to place B reliably. Being a shut-in, I drive maybe once a month.
I'd like to change that, but that would require me to get a garage, because my parents cut me off, and I can't go for a ride without begging them to move their car. I'm a pushover, so that's not happening. I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes, just so I have an illusion of doing something productive by burning gas.
What do you guys think?
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This is solid advice, same goes for night time security gigs… Unfortunately, from what I've read, it's a strictly "extra beer money" thing in here.
You wouldn't be able to afford even keeping this line of work for a long time. Daytime deliveries, scratch that, postman and parcel services jobs are taken over by immigrants. It's over.


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> I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes


I was thinking about doing music reviews during rides but I'm too much of a shut-in for that. Area around my place is boring so I don't find looking around fun.

>extra beer money
ukrainians in my city are renting cars to drive in uber, and they still find it profitable.

>parcel services jobs

Try industrial ones. The ones that do heavy transport with EUR-pallet.


Yeah, Ukrainians maybe, I would probably find it profitable to Uber in Germany/Norway too.


4 wheels bad, 2 wheels good.


there is no Uber in Germany

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Been wageslaving for a year and I managed to build my first half decent PC with some of the money I saved up. Any other anons enjoy this?

I used:
Ryzen 5 2600, ASUS ROG x470 mini itx, 16gb of RAM, and an rx590. Hopefully should last me 4 or 5 years since I plan to go NEET for awhile again soon.
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Anon I love windows 7 too, but I think it may be time to move on
It should run fine though


Still running windows 7 on my desktop.

I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop, but the laptop is designed to only be compatible with windows 10.


Running windows 7, the only complain I have is that it has no support for individual monitor scaling. So if you have a 4k monitor, then you can only use scaling that affects both monitors.
It's kind of shocks me sometimes when people say that win 7 is old, for me it was and is like a brand new OS, weird.


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I'm not moving on, I already have to deal with 10 at work and don't like it. And I don't feel like dealing with Wine fuckery on Linux, already experimented with it on my laptop running Fedora briefly.

Anyways I looked it up again and it seems like the issue has to do with necessary USB drivers not being present, so you can't use a USB keyboard to get past installation. But there's a way to inject them into the install image (plus a few other workarounds like using a PS/2 keyboard) so I'll probably just do that.


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i've been using it for months completely fine.
had to do some tweaks with usb drivers before installing, though.

 No.25265[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Despite our Wizard Unity, Wizchan is far from a hugbox. And maybe on a topic like philosophy some of that rhetorical, logical, dialectical debating skill can be put to good use. Instead of just discussing philosophy, lets actually do philosophy. This is the modern socratic dialogue.

I'll just get us started with some unsolved questions in philosophical debates, with a preference for topics which might be of reference to Wizards.



Free Will vs Determinism

Qualia: How do I know that my color green is the same for you?

Materialism vs Idealism

Does God exist?

What is the meaning of life?

Is sexual reproduction immoral?

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>Free Will vs Determinism
I can roll a spliff, if I want.

>Qualia: How do I know that my color green is the same for you?

If we didn't agree on something we'd be 'ere forever talking about grass.

>Materialism vs Idealism

A bit of both. I'd ideally like a packet of salt and vinegar crisps.

>Does God exist?

Not believing in God is a bit of a punt innit.

>What is the meaning of life?

Sommit to do with God.

>Are morals culturally relative?

I'll fucking kill yah, howzat for cussing my mum.

>Can suicide be rationally justified?

Naah, things might get better, if they don't, you'll die anyway.
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Wizzies, I've never thought I'd say this, but where should one start studying philosophy? As in, what books, and in what order should you read to get a decent grasp on both the history of Western philosophy and on various teachings and schools of thought that appeared throughout the years? Another thing, in what way should philosophy be studied? Should I take notes, apply the many principles different philosophers put forward, debate about and discuss the things I read in Internet communities? What if I will find myself biased, positively or negatively, towards what the philosophers write? If I end up reading two philosophers works of which contradict or criticize each other, what should I do in such case? And finally, would it be wrong to use different insights from different philosophers in my life?


You can discuss the contradictions with others, but you have to choose for yourself who and what to believe. Philosophy is difficult and huge and confusing at times. Start by reading whatever interests you first, but you should know the classics (like Plato) and the Bible. Most of philosophy is chronological, so just read the oldest to newest. Taking notes helps me when I study, but you have to decide for yourself if you're going to apply any principles.


if you're a total 101, I would just skim this for topics you're interested in




This video might be useful, always start with Plato.

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