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Does anyone here do deadlifts? I'm thinking about working to get a god-tier deadlift. My first goal is to make it up to 405lbs deadlift and then see how far I can take it from there. Right now I can do 255 for 5x5. Any wizbros here with tips?

Right now I'm 80 lbs overweight and need to stop eating so much food. The problem is I'm addicted to food and since I'm a 28 year old virgin, it's not like I have much else to do so it's gonna be hard to cut back on the food. Does anyone also have tips on how to feel full and not feel the need to eat food?
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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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True Crime Thread

Thread to discuss about:
Serial killers
Mass shooters
Any other kind of murderers
etc…
I made this thread because the other one currently online is exclusively about serial killers.
https://murderpedia.org/ (good website but stopped being updapted after 2017)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_country
ˢᵐᵃˡˡ ʳᵉᵐᶦⁿᵈᵉʳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᴵ ʰᵉᶜᵏᶦⁿ ᵈᵒ ⁿᵒᵗ ᶜᵒⁿᵈᵒⁿᵉ ᵃⁿʸ ᵗʸᵖᵉ ᵒᶠ ᵛᶦᵒˡᵉⁿᶜᵉ ᵖᵉʳᵖᵉᵗʳᵃᵗᵉᵈ ᵇʸ ᵗʰᵉ ᵖᵉᵒᵖˡᵉ ᵐᵉⁿᵗᶦᵒⁿᵉᵈ ᶦⁿ ᵗʰᵉ ʷᵉᵇˢᶦᵗᵉˢ ᵒʳ ᵖᶦᶜᵗᵘʳᵉ ˡᶦⁿᵏᵉᵈ ᵗᵒ ᵐʸ ᵖᵒˢᵗ
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Cooking Thread

Recipes:
https://ck.booru.org/index.php
https://www.wikihow.com/Category:Recipes
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Drawing Thread 10

All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.

last thread
>>61410
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Reading Thread

Book discussion. Tell us what you're reading.
Previous threads:
>>60032
>>54504
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TV Television shows

This thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2020
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WIZTUBE, NEETTUBE, HIKKITUBE AND OTHER OUTCAST CHANNELS

Post youtube channels that are clearly made by a wiz, NEET or hikkis, and made for the same demographics and not for normies.
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Psychology and Psychiatry

Here we don't primarily talk about our personal experiences (there's /dep/ for that) but post informative and educational videos and share interesting articles and/ or books about the topics.

Also feel free to discuss whatever topic regarding both disciplines comes to mind, from certain mental illnesses to the general merit of psychology and psychiatry.
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Pipe smoking/tobacco

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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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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Audiobooks thread

Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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Desktop Thread

Post your desktop
I want to see what wizards desktops look like and what they use as a daily driver.

I use Debian GNU/Linux with a full suckless setup
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Road Trip

There is a biking thread and an international travel thread but no road trip thread. Has anyone here gone on a road trip? I know it's practically a rite of passage for most normalfaggots (at least in the US), but I would be interested in getting out and polishing my wizard wand in a different state.

I am planning on hitting the American Midwest and Southwest in Spring. I think intentional settlements like the Padanaram Settlement, New Harmony and East Wind Community would be neat to visit. I'd also like to camp in lesser frequented states like Kansas. Does anyone have any suggestions for either places to see, suggestions for planning etc?
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Movies and Films

What's the last movie you've seen?
What's the oldest film you've seen?

The last movie thread has surpassed the bump limit. >>>/hob/60753
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Small things thats gives you some joy in life

I honestly haven't put any effort in gardening this chili plant, I just placed the seeds in the pot with dirt and this how it turned out a few weeks later. It's pleasuring seeing it growing day by day and im looking forward eating the chilli once its red.
It has such incredible calmness to it..

What are the small things that gives you some joy in this 'life'?
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Writing Thread

Any type of writing is allowed, from lyrics, to poetry, to essays, and anything in between.

Last Thread:
https://www.wizchan.org/hob/featured/res/46012.html

Some discussion starters for the thread:

>What are you writing right now?


>What's your favorite thing to write about?


>Is there anything important about writing that you wish you knew earlier?


>What literary devices do you implement in your writing?


>Is there anything that you're planning to improve on in your writing?
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chess thread

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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Tabletop Rpg Thread

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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Dream General

Here we discuss and speak of dreams that we had or the kind of dream that we would want.
We don't discuss of lucid dreaming.
I wanted to make this kind of thread as i do control them in how they will work but once inside i let the dream go and work his own doing.
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Art

I am new to the subject of visual art. I was struck by the intensity of the work of an artist called Ilya Repin. I don't know what it is about his work; it just captivates my imagination.

Post art which captivates your imagination.
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Birding(Bird Watching)

Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".
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Currently I'm learning python and already know all the basic stuff.
How to advance and become pro in shortest period of time?


For now I use these project things:
https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/python-projects-beginner-to-advanced/
https://data-flair.training/blogs/python-project-ideas/
https://www.codementor.io/projects/tool/web-scraper-to-get-news-article-content-atx32d46qe

Reading them try to comprehend and change them. Is there anything better to do?
pls share such similar free recourse to learn program or better
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who wants to create a trading card game with me? I hope you know how to draw, I don't know how to draw, and we must design the cards too ahaha
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comics

I want to read more comics/mangas where the main characters are outcasts/neets/autists with no social skills, which ones do you know?
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Drinking Thread

Well, I've been on urge to drink for a few weeks now. Tonight's poison is standard beer and "dry sake". The last is not that enjoyable personally but I don't have many options right now. What are you drinking or planning to drink?
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Documentaries

Post documentaries here

>>37426

old thread is past bump limit and is the very last thread on /hob/ right now so it should be gone once this thread is made
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Science Fiction

What are you watching/reading currently? I just started Babylon 5 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.
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E-Readers

Anyone use one of these? Are the newer, bigger ones worth it if I have an old Kindle with a keyboard? Mostly want bigger size.
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dreams of having a wide vocal range

I'm currently writing a story, which I plan on turning into a visual novel/game later on. I intend to make all the music and do all the voice acting for both male and female characters. I've been engaging in some vocal training to increase the range of my voice, but obviously I gotta be consistent before I see any results since I started recently. I don't even a schedule yet, but that's not gonna be an issue for very long.

Do you have any dreams of singing or voice acting, anon? What are your thoughts on transforming your voice into an instrument? It's crazy what the human body can achieve with enough training.
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Helmet is made so far maybe I should elevate the side sensors like the drawing feel like I should add more detail.
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nuggets of knowledge

Post things you've learnt recently!

I just learned China throws people in jail for drawing 3D hentai and forces them to confess an apology.

https://archive.is/OzgQ8#selection-823.52-823.65
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Pdf thread (kys epubfags edition)

Post rare/interesting pdfs

Does anyone else have a huge library of pdfs that they have collected over the years?
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android foss apps

here we mention and recommend the foss applications that we use in our android devices

My apps:

F-Droid
Aurora Store
Newpipe
FairEmail
SAI
APK Extractor
Ungoogled Chromium
Openboard
Discreet Launcher
Simple Gallery Pro
Material Files
Download Navi
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Consumption free hobbies

What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
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Mechanical Keyboards

Anyone else just really like the feeling and use of a Mechanical Keyboard? Recently picked one up from my local Walmart for $70. Old Razer 2019 BlackWidow and it feels nice. Wondering if anyone else likes them too.
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Mathematics thread 1+1+1

Recently I've become fascinated with tessellation and spent the past couple of weeks collecting pictures of mosaics from around the world. Eventually just looking at them was not enough and I want to go deeper, understand the geometric shapes and its secrets better. Not even sure why but periodic tiling feels like a brain massage to me, like I'm about to fall out of bottom of how I usually perceive the world around me. So I picked up the book Geometry by Cambridge University Press. Feel free to give a hollow laugh: I honestly thought I could just skip the math part of geometry (yes I'm an idiot) and appreciate its resulting surfaces. While you can do that, if you want to appretiate geometry even at a surface level, you need to know the bare minimum of maths. The book suggested a good grasp on the basics of linear algebra and algebraic structure. I thought 'OK, I'll read the wiki entries as a lazy primer' and quickly realized I forgot even the basics of mathematical symbols. I guess it's true after all, if you don't use it you lose it.

Long story short, I'm currently going through Pure Mathematics for Beginners. The good part of being dumb is when you learn a single thing it feels like a whole new world just opened up and it feels really good.

So yeah, maths thread.
Previous one; >>30554
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Philosophy Thread

Previous thread: >>25265
>The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html
>List of unsolved problems in philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy
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Fighting/Combat sports/ Martial arts

Any other wizards into combat sports?
I have done Krav Maga (2 years); it was ok but I can see why people say it’s overrated. Did some BJJ at an MMA gym but it was expensive as fuck. Boxing was the best so far; nothing has tested my fitness, strength, timing and precision like boxing. Class was always all male.

Really want to try Muay Thai. What other fighting styles are wizards into?
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How to shoot down planes and not get torn apart by incoming artillery fire.

Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
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Gardening Thread

This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?
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Educational Youtube videos

I recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.

I especially find the science, technology, futurology, AI videos very uplifting from the usual pessimism I dwell on.
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Hobbies that don't deserve their own thread

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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Podcasts

Hello Wizzies, what podcasts do you recommend? i enjoy going trekking while listening to some relaxing podcasts to distract me.
I am currently listening to this one about the history of Japan and it's role in WW2
https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-62-supernova-in-the-east-i/
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Military Thread

Really just anything military repeated that looks or is interesting. I will start off with a sdkfz 2 that was used for many roles during and post ww2, such as farming,troop movement,wire laying,medical gear,etc
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Bicycles

Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDbNe3mS0aw
Or when the power goes out..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW79QxVbCgY
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History thread

How about a history thread? Anyone up for a history thread? I feel like a history thread. Any history!

The other day I was thinking about how disappointing it is that California doesn't have a recorded history that goes much further back than, like, 400 years or so. And I started thinking about how cool it'd be if a Mesoamerican civilization like the Mayans, the Aztecs, or the Olmecs had a colony in Southern California that was like over 1,000 years old and had ancient hieroglyphs describing the Mesoamericans' encounters with the native Californian populations. Would've been neat to have an ancient pyramid site somewhere here in Los Angeles that people could visit like the sites they have over in Mexico City.
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Webcomics

Anyone here still read Sexy Losers? Just found out that this is still updating and no longer looks like anime.
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would any wizzies be interested in a sort of hidden cam livestream of a NEET venturing out and forcing himself to interact with neurotypicals? would that be interesting, I have various ideas for things to do but idk if people would find it interesting.
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anyone making money off their hobbies?

subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.
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Language

I've made a habit of collecting words. I.e. familiarizing myself with their definitions and basic histories. It seems to be a beneficial practice. Because not only do I use these words to communicate to others, but I use them when communicating with myself in my thoughts.

Over the years I've preferred to use the Oxford online dictionary. But now Oxford has replaced their online dictionary with a nauseatingly pretentious, spyware laden webpage dripping with grandiose self aggrandizing verbiage about how great they are, and how much they want to help you (for a fee this time). The change in their presentation reminds me of Facebook when they rebranded themselves to weta.

I'm having to revert to a paper dictionary now. I don't think dictionary.com has the degree of precision that I appreciated from Oxford. Do any linguists have suggestions for my next primary resource for learning definitions?
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Cartoon Thread #7

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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Magic and Occultism

This thread is for discussing your successes and failures with magic(k) as well as occultism and metaphysics.
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3D Modelling

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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conspiracy theories/extremely abnormal philosophies

I now consider researching conspiracy theories to be a hobby of mine. Of course, as a hikki, this information is of literally no use to me whatsoever, and I do not have the charisma to "educate" others. It is simply a pastime.
Many people act like simply researching these very alternative ideas is damaging in and of itself. Popular on wizchan youtuber named "K9 Aversion" recently announced she will no longer be creating content simply because people among her fanbase were discussing 5G towers and anti-vaxx ideas within her communities. Discussion alone is so offensive? Why? I do not even believe many of the ideas proposed myself and just enjoy thinking about them.
Because of these extreme reactions, I feel it necessary to give this disclaimer. Again, I do not necessarily believe the things proposed in this thread but rather enjoy thinking about it.

Please do not discuss theories that are political in nature in this thread. I don't want it to be deleted, although I find them interesting as well.

Some examples I've been thinking about lately:
- Alien abductions are real, however they differ from the normalfag idea of an alien abduction in that real abductions occur spiritually and not physically. And these abductions are NEVER to your benefit and you leave very unhealthy and emotionally damaged. They happen during the sleep normally, however sometimes they can happen while awake and when this happens it's similar to a date rape drug– you have a 2-5 hour blank spot in your memory when you "wake up" and have a feeling of general unease.

- The extension of the flat earth theory which claims the entire sky is a hologram, and sometimes that no planets except Earth exist. There are many youtube videos that document sky hologram "glitches".
- Alternatively (not flat earth related), that the sky is itself a giant living organism and that it sometimes sends shards of itself down to attack or observe people (they look like blue blankets and fly at great speeds.)

- You can fall through the ground like a video game glitch and get stuck in an infinite void on certain parts of the planet.

- Dinosaurs existed up until the early 1900's as evidenced by dinosaur tracks on the top layer of the earth that are way too well preserved to be from 60,000,000 years ago.

- Some gnostic wizards think that if they become spiritually elevated enough that they can cease ingesting food of any kind and live healthily off of sunlight, positive thoughts and positive vibrations sent from other people alone, and never have to eat a physical meal ever again.

Just some examples of non-political theories, you do not have to discuss these in particular.
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Paranormal

After Reading Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, I wonder if it’s possible the existence of an ancient and lost civilization like those books described. I know a couple of books who give more evidence of that. 2 books written by the Spanish investigator Javier Sierra, called: En busca de la edad de oro and La Ruta Prohibida, if you want to read them. But, the only book I know who gives a serious proof of that is Hamlet’s Mill. That makes me think if the civilization is cyclical and the event that erase a possible civilization could happen again to us. Just think about it.
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Sumerian Linguistics

Sumerian enables us to read ancient cuneiform, texts from the earliest surviving versions of Gilgamesh to religious writings about Enki.

Only useful to historians? Learning an ancient language ALSO expands the mind. Allows you to create sort of mental richness.

All things from useful links to books you recommend are welcome.
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Alchemical studies

Today I decided I am interested in "alchemy", also known as distilling or booze-making.

I create this thread to get recomendations for theorethical texts from you, from the most rudimentary to most complex, because I want to get the theory.

But this can also be used to exchange anectdotes, tips, pictures, questions, recipes etc. on making alcoholic beverages.
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Programming v4

Post anything programming related here.

Useful Links:
http://www.exercism.io/
http://www.codecademy.com/
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/little-schemer
http://learnyouahaskell.com/
http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/
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movies

What's the last movie you've seen? The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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archiving stuff on discs

anyone do this?

i burn discs, title them and then put them back on the spindle, so they stay in good condition

external hdds/sdd don't last very long
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we make a manga together!
lets go
first of all we need the artfag, so we need someone that can draw like japanese
sexondly we must work on the scenrio then produce it
Lets go!
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online shopping

lads i honestly love buying stuff. online shopping is fun as hell. i love researching products for hours and discovering interesting stuff thats out there. then you get to own cool and useful things.

any wizards love online shopping here?
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Do any of you play Go/Weiqi/Baduk? It feels certainly like a game one with a lot of time can devoted themselves to. Other interesting games like shogi or chess? It's certainly somewhat difficult to self teach and a teacher would help but it is what it is.
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Any of you guys wargame? I've tried getting into old school ASL recently and am finding the pure infantry combat of early starter kits pretty underwhelming without the artillery and armor expansions
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Interesting countries to visit

As the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.

I was personally always more intrested in the more obscure and mysterious places that you never see on TV, and how people live there. Some islands in the middle of nowhere, certain African countries with an unremarkable present but a cool history, the mountain villages of Tibet, stuff like that. I've travelled around Europe a bit and was shocked how big a difference in culture there is between countries so close by, in the countless details of culture, food, architecture, people's temperament, and so on. I'm hoping to save up enough for a trip to Asia and/or Africa. There's a lot to experience out there.
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Create your own Waifu

Create your ideal succubus, combining 2 AIs ChatGPT for the personality and Stable Diffusion for the visual, thus being born GPT-Chan.
As time passed, GPT-Chan acted strangely, more close, and Bryce cared more and more for her, reaching the point where both, human and machine, fell in love, dog like Bryce's girlfriend was getting jealous and Bryce didn't want a cock cramp so he turned it off.

>https://github.com/CatWithAWand/gpt-chan
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tea thread

do any wizards like tea? specifically loose leaf teas? if so, any specific blends or varieties you like/recommend?


i recently got into gongfu brewing and it's pretty much the only thing i've been thinking about these days. i found this hole in the wall tea shop in the chinatown in my city and purchased a shou pu'erh tea cake that i've been picking away at.
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Walking

Who here likes to walk? Where do you walk? How long do you walk for? What kind of shoes do you like to wear? Do you take photos?
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Astrology

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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Solo Roleplaying

I've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.

To this end, I've been looking for ways to enhance my ability to daydream, and have recently gotten interested in writing fiction (which there's already a thread here about it >>59403 ), tulpas (plenty of threads about that stuff), and in solo roleplaying. I don't see anything about solo roleplaying games, though, so I thought I'd make a thread about it.

I've tried solo roleplaying before in very naive attempts, but you run across the obvious pitfall: the temptation to metagame your character against knowledge that should only be privy to the GM or other characters is just too much. Quickly, it becomes unrealistic. I'm just getting started in this space, so I don't know a whole lot, but some of the systems (oracle systems like Mythic GM, for example) and techniques (solo episode journaling) that have been developed are a lot more advanced and appealing than I thought they'd be.

If anyone knows about any good solo RP systems or thoughts about it, please share.
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Reading Thread

This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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Photography

Recently I've been getting into photography. I've found that after doing so, I perceive moments in different ways. Things simultaneously seem more transient, yet more permanent. It's a sensation that's difficult to describe, except to say that I am more 'aware' of the moments around me. For obvious reasons I have avoided urban areas, but in terms of landscapes and natural shots, it is quite peaceful.

Any photography hobbyists here?
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yugioh

Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop
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French Language

Do any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?

>Welcome to Tex's French Grammar (la grammaire de l'absurde), a pedagogical reference grammar that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/
>English-French Dictionary
http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/
https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionnaire:Page_d%E2%80%99accueil
>News
http://www.rfi.fr/
http://www.france24.com/fr/
http://www.lefigaro.fr/
>Weekly News in Slow French
https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/
>Learn French with RFI
https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr
>Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com/course/fr/en/Learn-French-Online
>Anki: Friendly, intelligent flash cards.

https://apps.ankiweb.net/
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Coin Collecting (Numismastics)

Let's have a thread on it! In the US at least, there's a lot of neat stuff to find even if you're not into it that much. For example, all quarters & dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of 90% silver.
I'm surprised that there wasn't a thread about this already. Post your hoard if you wish.
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The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness

I wouldn’t make this thread unless I had put effort into something useful I could offer to go along with it. Attached is the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta aka The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness. I choose this one particular sutta because of its importance, perhaps the most important sutta in the whole Pali Canon. The knowledge in the suttas pertain to insight. Insight is where everything begins really, as far as Buddhism goes and naturally achieving insight should be the primary concern, it’s not far-fetched so say it should be your only concern, once you decide to take on this path.

The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness is a detailed narration on the progression of insight. It shows every step to guide your practice. That’s why it’s considered so important. It’s a map of the successive chains of insight. I’ve put this together after seeing there’s no freely available version of this text that is well edited and cleaned up. So I made a composite of two translations, Nyanasatta Thera’s translation of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and Bhikkhu Sujato’s translation of the missing parts to complete the sutta, with slight alterations following Maurice Walshe’s translation of the work, which is very well regarded. The result is a clear and straightforward rendering of the text, edited and organized to be easy to use. I brought back some of the formulaic repetitions that appears in the original which is usually omitted for the sake of expediency when dealing with texts that are suppose to be printed, but here that is not a concern; regardless, this sutta is not a long one, it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to go through it, though it might take a lifetime to master it.

I’ve included a diagram of the four noble truths and the eightfold noble path for easy memorization, so you can look at it periodically and eventually commit to memory. I hope this will be useful. I’ve never tried my hand at editing text files before and it was challenging at first to get everything together, but between Sigil and Calibre somehow it came out a decent epub file, so I hope.This is legal to share, copy and alter btw, so if you want to do any of those feel free to do it, in fact it would be nice if this text could see more readers.

The reason I ended up working on this text file for distribution is because I promised on the reading thread >>63883 >>63884 to make a review on the Dīgha Nikāya once I finished reading it, but once I did finish it, it occurred to me it would be pointless to go on about writing my ignorant impressions of such important piece of work for human culture. Instead, I decided to make something useful that people could have and use for their own benefit. And why should you read it? Remember this, at the core of Buddhism, you’ll find a practice, not a promise. Buddhism cannot be a lie, no more than a hammer can be a lie. It’s a tool and tools we judge by use: It’s either useful or not useful. It’s pointless to try to criticize a hammer before you have put it to use. The Great Discourse is a manual of practice and in it you’ll find everything you need to get into the path. It’s even short enough for you to mostly memorize the entire thing. In fact I do advise you to memorize it. Then you’ll have in your heart the path on which no effort is a waste, all effort is progress, every step you take on it gets you closer to liberation, to nibbāna.

Be as it may, I hope you can appreciate it at any level, even if it’s just as a curious piece of literature. There are many beautiful passages in there. If nothing else, read The Nine Charnel-Ground Contemplations located on the Contemplation of the Body session. It takes like 4 minutes to go through it.
I would like to hear your impressions of the work and, if you decided to take on the path, your experience thus far. Also, for anyone downloading and reading the book, please let me know of any typos or errors you find. I did run it through spelling and grammar correctors many times and read it more than a dozen times looking for any mistakes, but you never know. Your help is appreciated.

I've made 3 files. A PDF I'll upload here, an epub book you can download at (wizchan don't allow epubs to be uploaded):
https://anonfiles.com/x6u8hfTcy4/Mahasatipatthana_Sutta_-_The_Great_Discourse_on_the_Establishing_of_Mindfulness_-_Anonymous_epub

And finally, I've made an html file of it, it's hosted at: https://mahasatipatthana.neocities.org/
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language learning, afrikaans

I want to learn afrikaans but there's no websites or apps about it, can someone help me learning afrikaans?
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Any other new mini painters out there?

Im very new and very bad at painting minis but its alright, its a distraction. I dont think ill ever actually play with them because Im socially inept but it is what it is
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Reading Thread

Book discussion.
Previous thread: >>54504

So it's been about a year since I read Arabian Nights (>>54901, >>54902) and last night I was staring at the ceiling before going to bed and out of nowhere felt like going through it again and started reading. Not sure why, I think it's because it turns out it's my favorite literary work out there. This was not obvious to me until very recently but it's becoming clearer now. Let's see how a second reading feels like. I feel like this book is everything I look for in literature. Weird fantasy, horror, mystery. It feels exotic and outlandish and you never follow the same people for long. You catch them at the turn of the tide, just before the angel of death comes for them. It races through this odd, tragic world at a steady pace, highlighting the shitshow that is humanity. Beasts, monsters, men and succubi who in their fear and ignorance become even more cruel and unpredictable than a Djinn. Ghouls feeding their young with the flesh of a young prince. Warm colors of a beautiful palace, where the powerful fill their stomachs with delicate pastries in a hurry, before their inevitable demise. The peaceful, lulling sounds of a gentle breeze in the desert. Dromedaries feeding on the flowers of an Acacia tree under a clear bright sky. Fishermen dreaming about rings of sorcery inside the belly of a blue tilapia. Forgotten ruins, forgotten, sleeping demons. I want to go back to those places again and when you read it, for a moment, you're there.

Also I got a warning for posting 'test' on the previous thread. Apologies, I wanted to check if it was still bumping and forgot to delete it.
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finding a hobby as a depressed NEET

The only hobby I had for a long time was gaming. Recently I quit cold turkey and I need something else to fill the time. I've been reading instead and that's pretty fun but it isn't as comfy as gaming. I need to find something that makes me want to wake up in the morning but everything I try I get bored of. Sometimes it's a few months, sometimes a few years, sometimes a week, but I get bored. No hobbies really sound interesting to me, and even if they do there's always something shitty about them. Should I just go back to gaming?
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/sdg/ - Stable Diffusion General

>Local installation
Nvidia GPU: https://rentry.org/voldy | https://github.com/AbdBarho/stable-diffusion-webui-docker
AMD GPUs: https://rentry.org/sd-nativeisekaitoo | https://rentry.org/sdamd | https://rentry.org/ayymd-stable-diffustion-v1_4-guide
CPU: https://rentry.org/cputard

>Installation in a cloud

Colab: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1kw3egmSn-KgWsikYvOMjJkVDsPLjEMzl
Paperspace: https://rentry.org/865dy

>Online demos

txt2img: https://huggingface.co/spaces/stabilityai/stable-diffusion | https://beta.dreamstudio.ai | https://dezgo.com | (NSFW) https://pornpen.ai
img2img: https://dezgo.com/image2image | https://huggingface.co/spaces/huggingface/diffuse-the-rest
inpainting: https://huggingface.co/spaces/fffiloni/stable-diffusion-inpainting | https://inpainter.vercel.app/paint

>Krita Plugin (For AI image editing)

https://github.com/sddebz/stable-diffusion-krita-plugin
https://www.flyingdog.de/sd/en

>Guides

NovelAi: https://rentry.org/sdg_FAQ
Dreambooth: https://github.com/ShivamShrirao/diffusers/tree/main/examples/dreambooth
Inpainting/Outpainting: https://rentry.org/drfar
Upscaling images: https://rentry.org/sdupscale
Textual investment: https://rentry.org/textard
Training: https://rentry.org/informal-training-guide
Hypernetworks: https://rentry.org/hypernetwork4dumdums

>Advanced use guide

/g/ wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/wiki/Stable_Diffusion

>Tools and resources

Index: https://pharmapsychotic.com/tools.html
Artist Styles: https://pastebin.com/HD7D6pnh (embed)
Prompt sharing: https://lexica.art/ | https://krea.ai/
Wildcard list: https://github.com/Lopyter/stable-soup-prompts
Dataset: https://pastebin.com/HpBPTmbF (embed)
img2img skeleton: https://app.posemy.art/
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Drawing Thread 9

All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper

Feel free to post any drawings of yours in this thread. Illustration, doodle, traditional, digital - anything goes. Discussion on skillbuilding techniques and fair critique of other wizards' work is welcome.

last thread
>>59356
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learning geography

i have been doing a quiz every day

https://www.geoguessr.com/seterra/en/vgp/3636
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lucid dreaming

Anyone here lucid dream as a hobby or common practice? What methods and techniques are a lie to sell courses and which really work?
Im so utterly tired of material existence and limitations I want to maxx out my lucid dreaming as much as possible without drugs.
So far my plans for this are:

sleep LESS not more( REM rebound phenomenon)
master the Gateway Experience tapes
master Dymaxion polyphasic schedule
master falling asleep(and maintaining sleep)in "odd" positions: standing up ,squatting,on my shins like a baby, full louts. monks and primitive tribes do it…it should be possible.
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Wizard Animators

Just watched a Shawn Keller interview last night, and I have to say, he's quite possibly one of the most wizardly animators alive today.
>60+ year old virgin
>A man that has no need for *o*en, only making cartoons
>He can pump out a completed professional 11 minute cartoon in under a month, something an entire studio takes 10 months to make
>Dude's been around the oldschool comic fetish/furfag communities before even usenet existed, got fucked over by furries he was kind enough to help out, but still forgives them, like a wizardly furry Jesus
The interview's still up on YouTube, and they're going to be doing another one today at 3:25pm EST. It'll be streamed here cytu(dot)be(slash)r(slash)mlp-con2
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Parks

ITT we post pictures and discuss our love for parks.
When did you realize you loved parks?
What is your favorite thing about parks?
What is your first memory of a park?
What is your favorite memory of a park?
How often do you dream of parks?
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Cooking Thread II

Piss-off-your-mom-being-in-kitchen-all-day-and-not-cleaning edition

Last thread: >>26323

Recipe links:
http://ck.booru.org/index.php
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Recipes
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/gefp/episodebyorder.htm
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I have this hobby, I like to save pics I see, I have 1000~ pics for now but Its what I really like, then I go through my folder looking at my picturs I saved from internet
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Serial Killers

Anyone here interested in researching serial killers? I find some of their backstories and psychiatric evaluations really interesting…
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Government Publications

I've found myself perusing books written by governments. It's really weird, because it feels like some bureaucrat spent an immense amount of time studying, compiling, and writing up a book that feels so oddly disconnected to them. Some of them are well known:
The 9/11 Commission Report
The Army Survival Field Manual
Some are stuff you'd never hear about normally, but it makes sense that some people would know about them:
Airplane flying handbook
https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/airplane_handbook
But what I really find interesting are the ones that are really obscure and clearly had loads of work put into them, or so ridiculously specialized that you wonder who wanted it, or you'd figure there's already a textbook about it why would the government want their own? E.g.:
A book about Mulberries
https://archive.org/details/mulberryothersil119oliv/page/n1/mode/2up
A report about U.S. shipping
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.227416/page/n9/mode/2up
Finite element analysis for bridges
https://permanent.fdlp.gov/gpo160253/hif18046.pdf

https://catalog.gpo.gov/ is a good place for a lot of these.
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who's in making a video game together? I was thinking about a visualnovel, with japanese style design. I was thinking about something horror-y like higurashi or corpse for example.
making a japanese style would be great, and I think a lot of people would like to.
I think theres a lot of otakus/weeaboos who would love to make a project and I think wizardchan can be a good platform with solid people.
what do you think?
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IDGAFA ,I just want to swim. how to swim maxx

I literally am autistic and now I just want to swim.I have a job,but refused extra hours,which would let me earn more,to have plenty spare time(I sleep 8 hours, I could work 4 hours +sleep only 4,ive done it before…)but I want to really live "downsized"so I can swim.
>so far I take lessons with a good coach 5 times a week, around 70 minutes each
>My goal is to have 2 Daily classes 6 days a week
Do I need to lift for swim power?I already do basic heavy lifting, for health. what special items can I buy,such as Weight Belt, Water wrist,ankle weights etc?
>how much KM should I swim per hour\per 20 minutes?
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Weird hobbies

Anyone here have weird, niche interests? I’m curious about this kind of thing. I like hearing about people dedicating their lives to one specific strange thing. Post about them here.
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Mathematics thread 2

I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.

Here is a neat tool posted in the previous thread that shows you how to do geometry the way the greeks did.

https://sciencevsmagic.net/geo/

Here are a series of MIT OCW courses that will help you learn calculus:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01sc-single-variable-calculus-fall-2010/

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-02sc-multivariable-calculus-fall-2010/

Full MIT OCW Mathematics catalog:

https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/

Attached is the a Numberphile video about the seven bridges of Königsberg because I dunno what else to attach to this OP.
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Objects

There are certain objects that I like to collect images of just because I love how they look. I think these are things that just look oddly beautiful in a way. I'm not sure if 'beautiful' is the right word. They just seem really pleasant, I guess. If you don't mind, I wanted to share some of these, and like to hear others aesthetic sensibilities in physical objects.

This is an Olivetti Summa 15. It's an old mechanical calculator. I find it interesting because it's a cast metal piece, but the edges are rounded. The function knob is on a piece that's embossed. It's got that beige/tan look of a retro PC, but before retro PCs existed.
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Trying to make an imageboard

Im trying to make an imageboard for fun, i got fired from my job and have money for some months so before trying searching a new one ill try to make an imageboard as an small project.
I have little knowledge about coding so idk how this will turn out.
I made a draft using this >https://replit.com/talk/learn/How-to-make-a-imageboard/56787#make-your-own-php-imageboard
but idk how to continue.
How should i continue?
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Fanfiction

Any of you write fanfiction or get into it at all? Any that you've found that you'd like to share?

…as for myself, I tend to be to embarrassed to share any of it, even on forums. It's a closet hobby of mine.
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Comfortable Pictures

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.