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Thought you guys might like this
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Does chain-saw cravings count?


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Woodblock/woodcut art seems underrated now at least in the west. I've always held a special place in my heart for the works of Everett Reuss since reading his letters when I was a boy. Not sure of too many modern artists.


Don't know about the west in general but in parts of the US it is basically folk art tier so it isn't surprising you wouldn't hear too much about it. It's all hobbyist and the like now. Sort of like you don't hear about basket weavers or potters because both of those are basically just hobbyist activities now too.


i like woodblocks, here's my favorite site on the internet probably. https://ukiyo-e.org/


Looks awesome, thanks for posting


hi im trying to pick up languages like tagalog, japanese, vietnamese, mandarin, cantonese, thai, korean as i find their culture and world interesting
but in literature and technical sense of the language i find it very troubling to learn… anyone has suggestions if you ve professionally learn these languages?
im trying to reach business level of it.


Did this need it's own thread, really?


oh there s a thread for this? please do share!


How about you go back to 'that place'
You also sound suspiciously like a succubus
What happened to this place? Was 2020 when wizchan truly died?


Learn to use the catalog before making new threads please.
This is a brainfart thread if I ever saw one.
There is already several active and easy to find threads about learning languages that you could make use of or ask this question in.


Language learning >>41822
Ancient languages >>54242
Japanese language >>>/jp/28755
French language >>33352

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Any Wiz here interested in Stocks? I've been having fun on a practice account with questrade building my own portfolio that simulates the actual stock market with pretend money. I do have a couple hundred saved up that I'm thinking of investing sometime soon as well. When I signed up for the account I just used a fake name and throwaway e-mail, and for the phone number I used questrades very own support number.
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he saved that screenshot from r/wallstreetbets


I'm the wiz that had $20k, I just want to report that I lost most of it. I'm done playing this game, the market is manipulated by mafia illuminati. I have enough money for a few months, going to start a business of some sort now, probably software.


Post screens or gtfo!!
You sound like you are just backing out from having to prove anything with 'muh i lost it all'


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He probably traded options. High risk, high profit.

I'm glad to see this thread is still alive. Not able to prove it but I'm the one that started it over a year ago. I survived the Corona market panic and am up around 105% for the year while the market only being up around 4%. If things continue I should get to my goal of one million in 5 years.

I mostly trade futures contracts, and leveraged ETFS. I do trade options, but theta gang mostly. Still, It annoys me to know that so far, I could've had so much more profit if I just bought some LEAPS on SPY or QQQ or some shit rather than doing all this other fancy shit and trying to be cute. I just can't wait until the day I don't have to suck dick at work anymore.

The key for a retard like me is leverage. Whether you get it through options, futures, leveraged ETFS, or normal margin buying. The only way for retards like us to make outsized gains is to take on extra risk and "trade" (more like invest), using as much leverage as we can possibly afford to withstand 2008 type drawdowns.

Take micro mini contracts for example. Right now one micro mini nasdaq contract has a value of around 23K. What do I mean?

I mean the nasdaq is at 11555, and for every 1 point move in the nasdaq, the micromini contract moves by 2 dollars. So for every micro mini nasdaq contact you hold, it's like you're holding the nasdaq, but 2X. But how much does it cost to open one micromini nasdaq contract? 1.5k. Yes, for every 1.5k you have a brokerage will let you act like you have 23K in the stock market. That's leverage. Currently, I'm holding 8, and I bought into gold because of Buffet. I have a feeling he's going to get cucked just like he did with airlines though. And of course with futures contracts you need to have a margin buffer to withstand drawdowns since in the micro mini nasdaq example, the 2x can movie AGAINST you as well.

If you don't have the money for futures, take 1/3 of your investable capital and buy a call option on QQQ minimum 6 months in the future. You might have to go with a pretty high strike but that's the best you can do. Then while you're waiting for that to increase in profit, sell weekly options at a higher strike against your position to reduce your cost basis. Close your long dated option after a few months, and do it all over again. This is known as a "Poor maPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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"every 1.5k you have a brokerage will let you act like you have 23K in the stock market"

It's like a a zero interest loan that you don't have to pay back. It is possible to lose more than your account and owe though (margin call), if somehow there is a crazy gap down over the weekend.

Now there are circuit breakers in place, like the market can't go down more than 5% in a day before trading gets halted.

More realistically your broker will liquidate your positions as the account value goes down and doesn't have enough to hold positions before it gets to a "margin call". It's for your and their protection. They don't want you to have to owe either. It's a pain in the ass for everyone.

So what happens when you get liquidated? Keep trying. You'll invest at the bottom eventually and can leverage on the way up. You only need 1.5k, well some brokers will let you hold a micromini contract overnight for less.

There are new index future called the Small75, which should be even cheaper to get into for poorfags.

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Does anyone else here like learning ancient languages? Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Old English, Ancient Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Aramaic, Classical Chinese, Old Norse, are but a few.
I've only started somewhat recently, but it has becomea really enjoyable thing to do for me.
I think this kind of hobby fits really nice with a wizzie, for it is largely detached from the world of men, the kind of subject that the great majority would see no point at all in learning. The field is not polluted with noisy stupid normales. In a way it feels like a monk's kind of scholarship, and a body of knowledge that the busy world of money does not care for and which is kept going by a small community of nerds if you will. One particularly nice feature of this, is that while you /could/ do it profitably, you don't actually have to worry about fads and currents or it being marketable or not ( as opposed to, say, learning Fortran), leaving you at leisure to enjoy without worry of the language being obsolete (it already is by definition!)
Also you get to learn related stuff such as history, geography… And it is really satisfying getting to read (with a glossary at hand) really old texts. Also really useful for those who study theology. Particularly Biblic hebrew, Koine Greek, Aramaic.
I think this hobby in particular is different enough from general language learning to warrant it's own thread.

Anyway, do you? What languages and cultures are of interest to you? I am currently struggling with Attic Greek and Sanskrit, especially the latter, the alphabet of which is particularly hard to master!
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Was it really necessary to split this from the other language thread?


i fantasize about it but im really lazy and english is super convenient


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I already study some Russian but I went to a Russian Orthodox service in England where the service was in the ancient language of Church Slavonic. Written a Glagolitic script (see pic)> It is a language now only used by the Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.


Why ancient languages? Honest question; sell me on it.


I don't, but I want to. I'm interested in learning Sanskrit or Pali, because I'm interested in Buddhism, and would like to learn about its origins and historical context.

Huh. Weird that they would use Glagolitic instead of Cyrillic.

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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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Yeah don't die anon, and film your explorations and post back


now i know why there was white powder in my mail box one day
someone must have given my address for a dark market order
it really wouldn't be high risk since there's like 100 mail boxes in one place
they tried fishing out the coke or whatever, and while doing that the package ripped open
on the inside of our mail boxes there's a sharp thing that i think is there for exactly that purpose so that people wont steal mail, not sure though


What drugs have you guys been doing? I've been doing a lot of 3 meo pcp, its a lot of fun.



Well said.


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Just watched this film and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Had wide shots of landscape, tension built in through silence rather than dialogue.
What other films manage to use environmental sounds to immerse you in another world, and also use silence in an impactful way?


Under the skin has very little dialogue
Scarlett Johansson literally plays a succubus, comfy film in some way.


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Taking into account the speed of /hob/, such discussion is better off being in the movie thread:


Been getting tired of depending on corporate America providing for me, I want to get into farming and gardening, saving my money and resources to eventually build a self sufficient farm so I can fully sequester myself from modern culture.

Thing is, I'm an idiot and I know nothing about farming, how to do it, how to get started, stuff that I could start at home to accustom myself to the lifestyle. I'm relatively fit but have no knowledge, any pointers would be much appreciated.
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I am pretty sure you need better land access then your bedroom to do this.


I have a small garden plot and small green house. I'll definitely be trying some new crops this spring.


planted some malabar a few weeks ago, its like a succulent vine you can eat the leaves. really fun to grow. my favorite plant is okra. i remember digging a cluster up and throwing it into a watery ditch, and the shit refused to die so i put it back after a few months. i dont have a garden at this house just some big pots. would be cool to start a garden. watching plants grow and then eventually eating them is a primitive but deeply satisfying experience that helps train patience and gets me outdoors even for a little while each day. i like to see plants growing


I grow cherry tomatoes. But as expected, they don't survive winter.


Why not just scavenge off the remnants of civilisation?
There is a reason people stopped farming, one bad crop and you are screwed, it's not as easy as you think

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How has your mediatation been going?
What have you realized about the nature of consciousness?
Do not you meditate like the impenetrable black building or the clear white building?
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they don't give any instructions about sitting pose, just to keep your back straight. i used half lotus with a blanket under my knee, to level them out, and it was ok. i haven't had any serious prior experience with sitting for a prolonged time. from a group of 100 people, about 4 or 5 dropped out (mostly guys 50+), i suspect because of discomfort, but its not like i had a chance to talk about it with them


Yo, quit the bullshit. I did this every day back in highschool while trying to sleep through class. It's what happens when you are too awake to go ito REM sleep, as far as I know. If you need that much practice to ignore your surroundings and doze off, then something is/was wrong elsewhere in your life. This state of consciousness is not the solution to your problems, it's just restful.

More like the description of meditation.

Too true.

Stop drinking the Flavor Aid. None of that shit exists, don't use it as an argument as if it helps your point. Besides, 42052 isn't talking about genuine believers anyways, just cult leaders and scam artists who want your money and/or servitude. TlDr that copy-pasted block of text.

*sarcasm* Right, don't think about it and it won't affect you.*sarcasm* People like you are why we can't have nice things.

>>44371 >>44617
Hold up, why is dreaming about your life a bad thing? At what point does something become the past or future? One day? An hour? A minute? A week? The length of your short-term memory? >>44620

I stopped reading this thread after this point. So… bookmark.


Started the book "the mind illuminated" and it's a good clear step by step guide even if you don't get much peace or joy from meditation, which I don't. focuses on intention to begin with rather than relying on the experience being beneficial like many others do.


That's one of the mont boring books i ever read, couldn't even get through the first chapter


sounds dumb
pick up lifting instead
so you can leave behind a beautiful corpse :)

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I'm making a big compilation of calming fantasy music and art; it's multi-part and arranged by the gods of the Silmarillion and their different elements and moods. The complete playlist will be 30+ hours long



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I. The Garden: Themes of Life, Music of Yavanna and Vána

II. The Road: Themes of Earth, Music of Aulë and Oromë

>III. Crimson: Themes of War, Music of Tulkas and Nessa

>IV. Abyss: Themes of Shadow and Flame, Music of Melkor

>V. Stardust: Themes of Light and Wind, Music of Manwë and Varda

>VI. The Waters: Themes of the Sea, Music of Ulmo and Nienna

>VII. Eclipse: Themes of the Spirits, Music of the Fëanturi


You do realize we have a whole board for music now right?

Have had it for over a year I think. Maybe longer.


I wasn't sure where this thread would fit better.


Sounds nice. Bookmarked to listen to later, thanks.

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Have any wizzies mastered this art or it this simply a normtrend in order to sell books? (ironically)

When we think about why we read and how we retain information, we must break it down into:
> - Topics
> - Techniques
> - Arguments
> - Conclusions

There may be more categories but that on a basic level will give you the information you retain from a book.

So is speed-reading just spooky or can it reliably reduce my book reading time down to a single day for 300+ pages?
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>2000 pages per minute
do you mean words?


Heh, yeah, words. My bad.


And also "150 words to 600", not pages.


But how does text actually get memorised depending on the speed that you read it?

Are their any shitty youtube animation guides on how this process works?

Like you read something at normal speed, retain 50%, double your reading speed, retain 10%

What's going on in the brain?


I'm still trying to improve my typing, but i still use two fingers after 15 years on a keyboard.
Speed-typing is at least proven possible, so i'm gonna try it out this month, might report back

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