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 No.48267[Reply]

Do you have one? We'll define it pretty loosely, so something like an intricate world created for a story would count as long as there is more to the world than what happens in the storyline. Bonus points if you believe your mythology to be actually true.
Pic related. People assume it's meant to be God, but it's actually the demiurge "Urizen" from William Blake's mythology.
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 No.49245

>>49244
These personal hells designed to torment, shadows of others pulled strings, each of us have free will in our hells, death the only escape, death the only release. Killing oneself heavily discouraged as a further act of torment. Damnation is not eternal. False churches, false religion systems used to torment. I hope this message reaches you through the full course of my being. Godspeed.

 No.49246

>>49245
When I say suicide is discouraged, I don’t mean by me. I mean it is discouraged by the devil, to prevent from release from suffering.

 No.49286

>>49246
This is complete nonsense. Have you ever seen videos of suicide? Those people are completely devoid of any emotion or normal human affectation. They have essentially been possessed by demons, or at least let demons "take the wheel", so to speak. When you speak of a "martyr" taking tortured souls to rest, well, what do you think Jesus was? Killing yourself definitely is not the way forward, and I am saying this as someone that seriously had a plan for suicide at one point in my life. Suicidal "thoughts" are just demonic temptations to give up on love.

 No.49287

>>49286
> Suicidal "thoughts" are just demonic temptations to give up on love.
>give up on love
where do you think you are?

 No.49288

>>49287
sounds like he means compassion for fellow man or something as opposed to romance or anything. which isn't surprising wizchan is somehow full of man-lovers



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 No.41368[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.

People will tell you that cooking is easy but I have so little energy that I can't even get myself to follow those cooking recipes that require many steps and different ingredients.

I tried just eating frozen vegetables with salt and butter but they taste bland like that. Tried to improve it with some premade sauces but they all taste terrible.

So anyone got some REALLY easy to make meals?
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 No.49154

>>41689
>native americans
No such thing. Call then Injuns like an enlightened wizard

 No.49156

>>48876
I like you

 No.49207

>>48923
When you make stews and soups, less moisture is lost from the meat because it's already surrounded by fluid, and any fat that leaks remains in the broth to be consumed.
When you boil meats on their own, the fat, and the flavor it carries, is usually diminished.

 No.49211

>>49207
An esoteric point. It is not the reason for the "ewww gross" reaction of people to this subject.

 No.49277

This can barely be considered cooking, but I do enjoy eating apple slices dipped in honey very much. They make for a really nice and sweet treat.


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 No.37565[Reply]

Since torrents are in decline and Google has tweaked the hell out of its search algorithm to weed out pirated shit from search results we're still left with few options for getting things for free. This thread will serve as a place to willingly share FTP servers that are still active and have a decent amount of content on them.

Also, give a short description of what's on them so there are no surprises for the end user.

Movies

ftp://cpe-75-183-153-186.sc.res.rr.com/volume1/Media/Movies/
ftp://c-73-169-106-157.hsd1.co.comcast.net/AiDisk_a1/Movies/
ftp://cpe-72-178-148-148.hot.res.rr.com/MOVIES/Movies/
ftp://cpe-98-150-151-91.hawaii.res.rr.com/Seagate%20Backup%20Plus%20Drive/Movies/New%20Movies/
ftp://53-112.34-65.panhandle.res.rr.com/volume1/Movies/ (folders for A, B, C, etc.)
ftp://pool-173-77-153-64.nycmny.fios.verizon.net/Plex/
ftp://cpe-23-242-42-52.socal.res.rr.com/Movies/

Games

ftp://183179192249.ctinets.com/Game/ - Contains CoD 4 & 5 (both uploaded very recently)
ftp://134.249.172.210/Obraz/Games/

Porn (obviously NSFW)
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 No.49250

So how and why does this thread get away with linking 3D pornography?

 No.49251

>>49250
Rule says not to post 3d porn. Not that server links are are banned.
Besides I don't think it is enough of a problem to nuke the whole thread over when so much of the other content is of high value.

 No.49253

How unsafe is FTP?

I mean, these directories can be filled with shitons of viruses, not even mentioning that packages are sent and received with plain text credentials.

 No.49254

>>49253
using ftps it's really no different from https

 No.49255

>>49253
It shows your bare IP and most server's keep a log



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 No.43924[Reply]

Or, A Song of Ice and Fire, as it is properly known.
This was the only place I could think of where I could ask this and get a proper answer. To anyone who has read the books, are they anything like the show? Does GRR Martin actually write about all that unbearable feminist bullshit, or is that just a product of the show writers?

I'd like to know before committing to them.
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 No.48637

>>48636
The content of Homer's epic poems are as straight forward as LOTR, at least. The "ancient Greek in hexameter verse" part is difficult but you can read a solid English prose translation like any person that's in it for the story. Homer is way more interesting than LOTR but not because of its philosophical complexities or anything like that.

Here's the thing with those epic poems, their content is not difficult, it's the way the story is told that many people can't stomach. Basically those old stories have no sense of suspense at all. For example when we finally see Odysseus coming back home and seeing his family for the first time, everything on the narrative comes to full stop to give way to a long exposition on how he got a scar on his leg. It happens often, modern readers can't take it. Another example is when they're at the thick of battle with Greek ships burning and you get a full pause to give detailed account of ancestry of several leaders, many which you only see the name once. It's like Homer is concerned with one thing and modern readers with another. But as far as the actual story, I could summarize for you in a few paragraphs, it's not a complex, subtle story. It's a story about betrayal and revenge, heroism and cowardness, loyalty, adventure, violence. It doesn't hide its meanings from you at all. Hell, those poems were suppose to be as straight foward as possible, after all, they were made to be memorized.

And Homer is the difficult one, Beowulf and Gilgamesh are even simpler "way less characters to begin with".

 No.48639

>>48637
It's the same thing as far as mental effort is concerned. Boredom saps effort as much as complexity does. A celebrity gossip about her complex tangles of rivalries, feuds, love affairs and friendships may even be more complex than a Greek general's genealogy but you know which one is more effortless to learn for the average person. When I says the Iliad is harder than Game of Thrones I don't simply mean complexity but the whole gamut of factors, both intrinsic and extrinsic, that makes the Iliad a harder read, including how much it motivates the average person to be invested in it. You can read a retelling, sure, though that'll distill the cultural value a lot - if you're to retell the basic story in a way that appeals to the masses then the final product wouldn't be much better than an original fiction anyway, just look at the Mahabharata adaptations. Telling people to stop consuming mass entertainment to read classic literature is kind of disingenuous. You know that most people were raised unused to the idea of exerting their intellect or appreciating lofty abstract ideas and so turn to vulgar entertainment. These people will not turn into some kind of erudite, fine art appreciating, intellectual just because you have convinced them that the classics are better. I am biased because of my wizard's background because I am not very mentally well adjusted and have low self control, but I think for most people they are not self-determining enough to choose what they enjoy.

 No.48667

>>48632
Fantasy novels are also notable for being needlessly dense, I can't remember who it was but there's a quote from some acclaimed professional fantasy author who describes the job as like entering a state of fugue and filling as many pages as you can with minute worldbuilding details

 No.48709

>>48616
I read modern fantasy because it's entertaining. I don't care what some smug /lit/ fuck thinks is better worth the time. I read for personal enjoyment not for validation of book snobs on the internet.

 No.49210

>>48616
And you decide to quote fucking Schopenhauer?



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 No.35083[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Last thread has passed the bump limit.
Please post any photographs of yours which you wish to share.
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 No.44602[Reply]

>implying any other kind of traveling would be encouraged here.

I made up my mind. I'm free from wageslaving for about two weeks and I've decided I'll travel somewhere. I'll use a car, and I plan on an approximate one week travel through my country. I haven't picked destinations just yet, still floating some ideas around.

Does anyone have experience with this? Any tips, things I should prepare for, that I should be extra careful with?
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 No.49108

Avoid this.

You will run across normie brodude backpackers who will be like "Omg, weed bro, LMAO this dude is travelling all by himself? Wow freaky creepy dude, hold on DUUUDE can we see in your tent? You got some beer duDUUUUDE?" and then you are fucked.

 No.49109

How long do you guys travel for?

 No.49110

>>49108
What strange fantasies you conjure up to justify to yourself that those grapes are sour anyway.

 No.49182

>>49108
This is strangely specific Wizzie. Do you have some stories to share?

 No.49216

>>49110
>>49182
>>49182
he's right though. you are likely to be hassled if you're travelling alone as opposed to in a group. its basic street knowledge and if you look weak people might try take advantage of you



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 No.31900[Reply]

Anyone else hete that has tobacco as their hobby? I enjoy smoking cigars and pipe tobaccos.
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 No.48002

up

 No.48003

>>48002
The last post in the last thread on /hob/ is from July of 2018. There was no need to bump this one without anything to cobtribute. It is not in danger of dying anytime soon.
But since we're here now; my favourite brand of cigarettes are filtered Gitanes as they have a unique and wholesome flavour. Filtered Gauloises Brune and Camel non-filtered are acceptable substitutes in my opinion though all three taste very differently fron each other. The sweetness of the Camels makes me tire of them the quickest.
I have also recently picked up a pipe, and, with my crass inexperience in mind, of the three tobacco blends I ordered with it the Danske Club Ocean Blue is by far my favourite so far. It's composed of black cavendish with lighter virginia and bears a gorgeous flavouring of aniseed and liquorice. I wish it burned as well as the thin-stripe cut tobacco I also got though.

 No.48222

>>46534
as far as I can tell the industry is still there. I own 4 pipes and haven't even come close to running out of new tobacco to try. as far as the companies that shut down, McClelland shut down due to not being able to source the quality of tobacco they needed. I'm not quite sure what happened with Dunhill, the company seems to have just dropped the pipe tobacco and cigar market to focus more on being a luxury brand.
Those are really the only two companies to have exited the market lately. I'd say its still a good hobby to get into and it doesn't seem like it will go away in the foreseeable future, you can always pick yourself up a cob pipe and some drugstore tobacco for cheap if you just want to try it out.

 No.48243

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Anybody here dip? What kind is the best for starters?

 No.49103

Anyone here into snus? I’ve tried General classic and mint before, didn’t care for them. I’ve been using nicotine pouches for a for a year or so. I’m in Sweden now, so I have more options available to me. Which snus do you suggest I try?



 No.20822[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

here we go
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 No.48838

>>48836
Very interesting. Thanks.

 No.49010

>The Way of the Slob
I think some wizards here will like this guy's work. I like him a lot so far. Still looking into him, appears to be influenced by Gurdjieff, Cioran, Spinoza, Schopenhauer.
https://martinbutler.eu/category/the-thinker/

 No.49017

>>49010
i thought it said Martin Buber

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 No.49102

>>49010
Cool, thank you.


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 No.42763[Reply]

Hello wizzies, i want to improve my english. I understand spoken english and some basic grammar but my pronunciation is not good, what should i do to improve it? Already tried languages exchanges around here but being an asocial wiz its pretty hard to find people to teach you for free
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 No.45934

I usually just talk to myself knowing how the words have to sound and just mimic it.

 No.45935

>>42763
In addition to what's already been said itt I'd also advise you to stop using English-<your native language> dictionaries and shift to English-English ones as soon as you're capable. The trick to successfully wielding a foreign language is making it into a separate brain process independent from your mother tongue, so learning words by their definitions instead of translations helps a lot with that.

 No.45936

Exposure is key. If you're motivated, you can do what other users here have said about practicing and studying grammar. If you're lazy and dysfunctional though, you can just consume English language materials both written and spoken. Try to consume materials that's challenging for your level. For example if popular novels are too easy for you, move on to the easier classical literature. Oh wait, I just noticed you want to practice your pronunciation. Yeah, listen to talks and practice speaking or just subvocalize and have the voices in your head speak with proper pronunciation. You have a voice in your head don't you?

 No.45937

>>45936
>You have a voice in your head don't you?
That's the $64,000 question right there.

 No.49060

>>42763
We Want your Soul



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 No.48814[Reply]

Let's try our hand at this. I know there are a lot of wizards here filled with imagination and creative impulses but it can be quite hard to start a thing on your own, to carry all the process by yourself. Having no direction or initial spark to work with can be a huge impediment as most of us here know. This thread is an attempt to fix that, giving you an initial buildup to start with. There will be a few rules in order to keep things from getting too wild and out of hand but other than that you can do whatever your heart desires. I'm planning this thread to have several projects, the first one will be a test run to see what works and what doesn't. It's actually quite simple. I'll write down the beginning of a story. Some characters, some events, a place where things are going to happen. From that you can pick whatever you want and add to it. We'll try to write a story together here, plain and simple.

First thing is, don't be shy. If you have any idea you want to add, post it. If you want to post a finished paragraph or several, you're most welcome. If your idea is not polished or put into narrative format and you just want to brainstorm a bunch of events, characters or whatever, you can do that too. No idea is too big or small. If you're feeling insecure about the tone you should take or if it should be in dialogue or plain narrative, just take a deep breath and write like you would be telling your idea to an acquaintance. Keep it simple if you like and try to get your idea across. Other wizzies will come and eventually work things up. Second thing is, don't get too attached to the stuff your adding here. People will come and change it and some times you may not like it. But here's the cool thing. Now you have a direction to what you want to do, and you can keep writing, on your own or in here. The important thing is that the story keeps going and we all can have some fun and distract ourselves from life a bit.


Here's a few rules to go by. They are mostly common sense but it's better to give a heads up to everyone.
1 - This is a thread to write a story together, not to criticize other wiz' posts. If you think the idea someone posted is not good, then make it good with a contribution of your own.
2 - Try keep your contribution open and within theme whenever possible. Give a jumping in point if possible. This can be hard to do with you're not used to write so don't avoid posting over it. Posting is always better than not postPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.48815

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Welcome to Alexandria, city of dreams!

This is our initial project. I first posted this on textboard but I'll be using it for the initial piece itt. Let's see what a bunch of wizards can do with it. Good luck, don't be shy and let's try have some fun.

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When I first arrived in Alexandria, people were concerned about a deep gorge slaves found while constructing the foundations of a builing. The smell, they said and indeed I could sense it when I arrived, was awful, like a mortifying stench of a million men vomiting all the contents of their stomachs night and day nonstop. One could not walk around the streets without a heavy piece of cloth over one's nose and mouth. All windows around town were closed and people were thin and sickly looking for their appetite was mostly gone, like my own. At night we could hear wailing coming from the Vomiting Gorge (that's how people called it then) and none of the locals would dare come near it.
There was a strange movement around town during those days. Alexandria's locals would abandon their homes and lands as they couldn't live near the gorge anymore and many would kill themselves, hanging on trees or anywhere high enough. You couldn't step out of your door without seeing a smiling cadaver. It's true what they said, everyday wheelbarrows filled with suiciders would parade around town, sometimes whole families would vanish this way. At first the king ordered graves to be dug for each person, then one for each family, then mass graves and finally, because the work would take a lot of men and men unwilling, and because the earth in this region is hard and packed, people began tossing all the corpses into the gorge itself.
Many saw this as a dangerous act. We did in fact knew nothing about the gorge then. Dropping dead bodies into the chasm was, it's true, a contributing factor to our doom later on. Others saw as an act of justice. There was a lot of talk about the dead ones, that it couldn't be considered suicide at all but murders carried on by the miasma coming out of the gorge, traveling around town like an invisible horror, making people mad and sick. A lot of people were leaving town and for good reason, but we also got lots of pilgrims, weirdly enough. People would come from all parts of the crumbling empire to visit the famous Vomiting Gorge. Later on it became a known pilgrimage destination point. Men and succubi would come all dressed in black with their heads covered inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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In spite of the fact that the king set guard over the perimeter of the sinister place, pilgrims continued to reach the gorge. Of the entire city guard, only a few agreed to patrol there, and among themselves they decided that four people would be enough to carry the watch at night. Whatever the devilish essence hovered over that cleft, everyone clearly felt that it intensifies with the onset of twilight. And only at night there were sounds near it. The guards tried to stay away, only occasionally looking there through the gaps between the buildings.
So people in dark robes more often managed to make their way there at night. And strangely, none of them returned… until that nightmarish night, after which the guards agreed to carry the watch no further than the outskirts of the city.
At first they heard groans, wheezing. Bleating. They looked into the alley, and saw nothing but shadows crawling in the darkness.
Then came a light from the fire. Illuminated the figures, huddled around it, and when they stepped aside, the creature making all those sounds became visible.
In appearance, it was a child sitting on a goat. His whole body was charred. Only stumps sticking out of his shoulders. Somehow, an umbilical cord remained, dragging along the ground, while the goat slowly walked around the gorge.
And his skull was on fire. The figures waited for the child to pass by them and brought candles to it. When all of them had lit candles, they slowly began to diverge in different directions and disappear into the alleys.
The creature continued to scream unintelligible words and moving in circles around the pit.
The guards fled, and as the last of them stumbled on his way out of this nightmare, he heard "Mother!" among the groans and screams.

 No.48870

The cobalt-blue walls of the royal dining hall were lined with intricate gold patterns to compliment the many opulent, jewel encrusted chandeliers. The mighty room was built in line with the holy meridian discovered centuries ago by Alexandria's great cartographers. At the north head of the central table stood a beautiful gold throne that stretched skywards the height of ten men, adorn with rubies and sapphires and carvings of symbols that got more sacred as you got higher up. Slumped right at the bottom of it was the King of Alexandria, head on hand, utterly miserable.

"I saw summora dem cloaked jokers skulking about the courtyard last night". The voice came from the court jester, a disgusting little man wilding a sceptre, which he waved under the King's nose.
"Carrying a whole dead cow between 'em too, I watched 'em, and they still managed to get past your stupid guards". The King said nothing.
"You don't 'spect…" the fool scanned the crowd dramatically (a priest, the head guard and two nobles all huddled around the north end of the massive table avoiding each others gaze)
"You don't 'spect it's more pagans do you?"
"Who else would it bloody be" the king spat into the table.
The old priest, who had attended countless meetings with the King and his fool before, thought it best to interject.
"Well say this gorge is becoming a beacon for heathen worship. The church has dealt with barbarians before. With a little extra funding we could launch a campaign to end this stupid fad in a week. Temporary lapse of royal power is normal you know. Those churls can't even agree on a god, let alone launch an insurrection".
"Wot kinda lapse is that, shortknob? Lest ye ferget, Sire is the great great great great great great great great great grandson of the primordial architect wot was birthed from the sacred ooze and rules over all life, ent ya Lord?"
The King eyed the jester scathingly.
"In any case… we need to do something about the demon rumours. Albin, you said even some of your men got caught up in the hysteria? Eventually I want to send science expeditions down the gorge, once we get Hellensgard or one of the other academic provinces on our side. For now I want the city under quarantine. Turn away any pilgrims and arrest any emigres. I will not have Alexandria known as the portal to false worlds."

Good project, I hope it picks up. I feel like I might be ruining tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.49030

Nice fucking job not contributing to your own idea, OP.



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