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Draw Thread 6

Since Nr. 5 is on auto-sage a new one is in order.


I tried drawing the opening scene from 雪国 earlier today. It's a train compartment if you can't tell My linework is still shoddy, the human figure eludes me and the perspective was hard but it turned out ok I think.
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Writing Thread

Remember, anything from novels to lyrics are allowed to be posted and discussed.

Last Thread:
>>>/hob/32868

As usual, discussion starters:
>What are you currently writing?

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


>How do you feel about your characters? What are they like?


>What are you fond of writing and why?


>How do you get ideas when you can't think of any?


>What common writing advice do you disagree with?
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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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Drinking my feels away

Drinking is a hobby right.

Please enlighten me alcoholic anons: how the fuck can you guys do that shit so often?

Whenever I get drunk all I do is feel tired and I'm either too drunk or too sober to enjoy it so how the hell do you get the balance right?

Also, what do you guys do when you're drunk and how long does it last?
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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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Cartoon Thread #6

There must be a reason why almost all of the cartoons is calarts style. Maybe is because of the time they spend on the story
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Blade Runner 2049

Discussions, quips, theories and such related to BR2049.

I'll get the ball rolling, Niander Wallace is the true hero, he see's (In both the literal and conceptual) no distinction between man and replicant.

"I cannot breed them. So help me, I have tried. We need more Replicants than can ever be assembled. Millions, so we can be trillions more. We could storm Eden and retake her."
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READING Thread

I didn't notice the last one is on auto-sage.

Finally finished Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Took me a year I think to get to end of it, this isn't the kind of book you can read normally, I had to stop to take breaks, sometimes I put it down for months. It isn't about comprehension, I understood what Nietzsche was saying in most cases. It is the lyrical form that annoyed me, lots of poems and songs in this one.
As for what I read: I agree and disagree. There are things which he hit spot on, like pity being harmful and focusing on this life on Earth instead of nonsensical tales about after lives. But the idea of eternal recurrence is just plain idiotic, I think it stems from Christianity still or other oriental religions, death is the end of it and that's all - no matter how you try to name it: Heaven, reincarnation or eternal recurrence it is just a pathetic hope that death isn't final. Actually, Nietzsche's thought process reminds me of Christianity in many ways, ironically: like praising suffering, not being content with hedonism, the idea that life is eternal, the Overman basically just replacing God etc.etc. Seems like a twisted and "negative form" of Christianity. Well, that is just my own two cents. I'm no expert on philosophy.
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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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Fantasy book series thread

Hi. What fantasy book series are Wizards into?

I'm looking for people who can talk about these epic sagas, like Malazan the kingkiller the wheel of Time since most haven't read them.
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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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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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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
Previous thread:
>>48820
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Wargames

any wizzies play wargames? if you want, we can discuss it in this thread. since /hob/ generally is very slow any sort of historical, napoleonic, or sci-fi game is welcome.

generally i play sci-fi stuff myself, battletech / 40k games just because that's what i'm mostly into. also i dabble in some RPGs as well, like shadowrun and dark heresy. i would like to, but have not had the chance to play WWII/modern wargames like bolt action or skirmish sangin, though i think it would be fun.

anyway, let me know what you like and we can have a chat about it.
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STEM Science Technology Math

STEM Science Technology Engineering Math topics thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_emerging_technologies
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Recommend Based youtube/bitchute channels all kinds are allowed

pic related Asha logos
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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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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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Can't Find a Hobby

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

>cycling

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

>mountaineering and trekking

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

>reading

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

Do you feel the same sickness and boredom? I must try something new and see if it works ;_; Any suggestions?
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Worldbuilding

Do any of you pass the time with worldbuilding? It's been a hobby of mine for quite some time. Pic related is the map of the project I'm working on at the moment. The digital version doesn't look great at the moment, I'm going to work on beautifying it later.
Back on Magicchan there was an anon who was really interested in Central Asian culture and history, and he inspired me to look into it myself. I thought it would be cool to do some worldbuilding around that idea, so that was the initial idea behind this setting. I'm curious if other wizards have their own settings and what they are like if so.
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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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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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History Thread

Lets talk history.

I'll start it off with Danton insulting Robespierre for being a virgin

https://youtu.be/u-b7Rtu-nuk?t=2559
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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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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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True Crime and Real Mysteries

For those with a interest in the darker side of humanity this thread is for you.
Everything true crime (videos, documentaries, books, speculation and discussion, etc.) and real life mystery related is welcome.

One caveat is that paranormal related stuff usually belongs elsewhere such as the Nope thread. Same with fiction and creepypasta stuff, doesn't belong in this thread. It is for things that actually happened in the real world.
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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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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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Painting / art

Can we have a thread to share, analyze and discuss paintings?

I want to know more about this world. After reading Schopenhauer's brilliant work (The World as Will and Representation) I've developed a deep respect for art and artists that I didn't have before and I want to know more about this world.

Feel free to share and talk about your favorite artists and what they mean to you.

https://www.wikiart.org/
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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.
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Tobacco

Anyone else hete that has tobacco as their hobby? I enjoy smoking cigars and pipe tobaccos.
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Anyone here use Linux for fun and profit?

I'm currently running debian with dwm as my window manager. I was curious to see what all the hubbub was about when it comes to minimalism and I gotta say I like some things about it. However, I'm still not fully convinced it's the end all be all of desktop computing or anything. There are still plenty of programs I like to use that are considered "bloated" by true minimalists.

Overall I'm more productive on my Linux system than I am on my Windows system. It feels good to know all the keyboard shortcuts in my system and be able to program new ones quickly and easily through config.h, and to be able to launch many programs near instantaneously. And the tiling and workspaces? It's absolutely gorgeous. I love having control of where everything goes without having to much about with window borders. I love having a group of programs open dedicated to performing a certain task, and then being able to instantly switch to another group of programs by just pressing alt+[num].
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Ethnography

General ethnographic talk. I'll start with why this has interested me.

A year or so ago I was looking for obscure nations to play in EUIV, and settled on the Ainu. It was a really interesting game and I ended up getting obsessed with the Ainu for some time. I especially found the whole 'bear cult' aspect really interesting for some reason. Also, the though of having a very rare or almost extinct language is something I find exciting. From then on, I'd play EUIV for some obscure nation, and end up reading a bunch about them.

At this moment in time, I would like to study a culture/ethnic group that has the following traits:
-They're Natives/aboriginals
-Their music is not "ayaya"+drums (I'd prefer throat singers atm)
-Weird religion/mythology. I'd love this thread to be filled with discussion of this. I've been reading about how some eskimo think the northern lights are made of souls and for whatever reason I find that neat.
-They do not have a weird obsession with tattoos.
-They live somewhere snowy/really cold.

If anyone has any thoughts, please share.
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Webcomics Thread

discussion of the third-lowest form of sequential art goes here

currently considering giving Dreamkeepers a read with the eventual goal of mocking it in some way. would be willing to share the results on the off chance anyone's interested.
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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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Weapons Thread

New thread.
Discuss all weapons, modern and ancient, projectile and non-.
Armor discussion welcome.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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Motorcycles

All motorcycle discussion goes in this thread. Do you own a motorcycle? Do you want to own one in the future? Tell us your stories.
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Business and Corporations thread

Lets have a thread discussing business, corporations , companies and all aspects around them. Including news, mergers, rumors, history and legal cases.

I found the whole saga of movie pass interesting, although its largely old news now.
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>was never the guy
>never drew a dime
>over pushed and has over stayed his welcome
>most hated wrestler of all time
>worst babyface of all time
>worst face of the company
>worst promo skills ever displayed
>was carried by Seth & Dean
>has been fed legit stars like Cena, HHH, Taker, ect. and he still can't get over
>has buried many up and coming talents
>terrible wrestling skills, matches are sleep inducing and predictable
>Brock's personal jobber
>"Sufferin' Succotash"
>his bitch catchphrase is cringe
>only being pushed because of his skin color
>only reason he's employed is because of Dwayne
>even Dwayne couldn't get this loser over
>mark for himself
>his "fans" are either ironic contrarion neckbeards or retarded casuals, soccer moms, or fifth world Pakis.
>he lazily kept his SHIELD theme and look, proving he's stuck in the past
>he's the modern day Luger but if they actually made him the top guy
>is an arrogant, conceited prick who doesn't care about the business
>leeches off his family heritage
>tries to act cool and tough on Twitter but always gets BTFO by everyone
>has one of the weakest looking Spears in history
>devalues every belt, feud, promo, storyline he touches
>took the US and IC belts as a demotion and pouted
>has ruined FOUR WrestleManias in a row
>Cena owned him so hard that Roman was legit mad
> https://youtu.be/36cLMYMrOTk nuff said
>drug addict
>injury prone and always sick
>gives Vince alot of grief to deal with
>always gets sick or hurt at the worst times like the SHIELD reunion
>SHIELD reunion flopped hard because of him
>turned people away in record numbers
>the ratings and attendances dropped to dangerously low numbers with him as top guy
>failed at football
>should be called the little dog
>ugly merchandise
>had to wear contacts to hide his shit brown eyes
>is worshipped like a god in India because he's almost the same shit color as them
>all the old school minds and wrestlers think he's terrible
>has drawn the ire of social media and the rest of the world since day one
>booked way too strong
>the attempts to get him cheered through plants and manipulation is embarrassing
>the attempts to make him sympathetic is laughably bad
>even Vince is tired of him, only HHH seems to be horny for him still
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YouTube channel

How's that YouTube channel coming along? I usually don't upload too much and I usually just shitpost in comment sections, but I have a few views and a few subscribers, so that's not bad.
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Am looking for interesting/good twitter accounts

anything really even if its just art/illustration pages I also would like some historical/intellectual related pages too
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Personal Mythologies

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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Comics General

Favorite comic?

Favorite author?

Favorite cartoonist?

Favorite character?
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Movie Thread

The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
Previous thread:
>>46353
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programming v3

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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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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Digital Privacy Thread

Thread dedicated to digital and internet privacy talk.

Recommend literature and software, discuss any news on the topic, provide advice.

In this day and age when the presence of Big Brother, be it governments or corporations, is particularly felt, I'm ashamed to admit I possess an utterly basic knowledge of everything related to privacy and protecting your identity on the Internet.
Personally, I'm not computer-savvy, but would like to know more about any privacy measures and what goes into them. If anyone could provide good resources on the matter I'd appreciate it.
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Great Quotes and Passages

Here we will post great Quotes as well as passages from books that speak to the human condition, or just that you really like.
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Superheroes and Capeshit

There couldn't be a more appropriate day to start this thread, seeing as its the anniversary of the 1st ever publication of Superman in Action Comics. The Capeshit that started it all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Comics_1#Publication

Seeing as the comics thread has gone in a more high brow direction, I think there is room enough for a thread specifically devoted to Superheroes. DC and Marvel. And these days comics are just a minor aspect of Superheroes; as there is so much more exposure through the cinematic and animated universes.

We can also discuss more off beat aspects of Superheroes, such as the Real Life Superhero movement.

Comics, films, cartoons, TV shows, toys, action figures, lore, old time radio, costumes. Anything associated with Superheroes at all.
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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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Documentaries

I was watching this random documentary about agriculture and it occurred to me that documentaries are really easy things to lose yourself into, so I thought about creating a thread to share and discuss any interesting documentary about anything that might be entertaining.

Documentaries can get political so try to tone it down and not argue their ideological merits here if it comes to that.
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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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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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Fantasy,Science fiction and Horror Literature

Since a buch of crack heads (or the national guard) stole the internet wires of my street, the only thing i do is read. Im reading the postman of david brin. Is not bad, is actually good. But some part of the "dar age feminins" is just cringeful
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Martial Arts/Self-Defense

I've seen some discussion on it in the hobby tiers thread, and I have a gut feeling I'm not the only one who's practicing.

What do you do? Do you practice your art for fitness, for a feeling of security without having to wall yourself in? For other reasons?
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2019 Media, Films, TV debuts

Looking forward to any new films and TV shows in 2019?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_film#2019_films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_in_American_television#Programs_debuting_in_2019
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Philosophy Thread: 2nd Treatise

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

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

http://plato.stanford.edu/published.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy

Free Will vs Determinism

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

Materialism vs Idealism

Does God exist?

What is the meaning of life?

Is sexual reproduction immoral?

Are morals culturally relative?

Can suicide be rationally justified?

Do categories objectively exist?

Is there such a thing as universal human nature?

Whats more important consequences or good intentions?

Are ideas determined by material conditions?

Empiricism vs Rationalism

Continental vs Analytic Philosophy

Is knowledge socially situated or objective?

Is there such a thing as historical progress?

How do I know that other humans have self-consciousness?

What is the well-lived Wizard life?
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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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Cooking Thread

Let's discuss cooking!

A few resources to start :

http://ck.booru.org/index.php
http://www.wikihow.com/Category:Recipes
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/gefp/episodebyorder.htm
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Collecting stuff

Collecting things seems like a low effort, wizard friendly hobby if you can afford it. I bet there are some cheap things you can collect. I currently don't collect anything but I wish I could afford the Pokemon trading cards, I loved opening packs and cataloging them as a child.

I remember first watching AVGN many years ago and always being a little jealous of his video games collection, huge collections like pic related still make me feel the same way.

What do you guys collect? Can be anything, even digital/datahoarder related. Also talk about impressive and unusal collections.
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Poetry thread

I'm surprised we never had a poetry thread. The nice thing about short poems, is that you can do more than recommend a good poem, you can post the whole thing right here and it can be read in 2 minutes.

I've never been able to fully understand poetry, its strange to me. Its like a combination of essay, fiction, and music. It dwells on the same topics as philosophy but in a more indirect symbolic way.

For me at least, the technical aspects of poetry, the rhyming was a distraction. The sing-song nature of it takes away some of the seriousness. And I never understood the point. Although now that I enjoy music more, I at least partially understand the power of rhythm.

I think a good place to start for people not into poetry, is with non-rhyming translated poems. Then you don't have to focus on the lyricism or the formality. You can just listen to the story, or comprehend the philosophy. Its like a strange stream of consciousness prose writing. Translated poetry that does rhyme is a different beast. It feels like the translator is writing a new poem.

If you have any original new poems, feel free to post them here.
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Hand drawn frame by frame animation. Is there anything better for that than Macromedia Flash?
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Driving, drives, joyrides, cars

Does any of you, Wizards, enjoy a good night drive, roaming around the city and bonding with your automobile?
I have an access to a car, but being well into my 30's, I don't really see the car as anything but a money sink and a way to get to place B reliably. Being a shut-in, I drive maybe once a month.
I'd like to change that, but that would require me to get a garage, because my parents cut me off, and I can't go for a ride without begging them to move their car. I'm a pushover, so that's not happening. I've been thinking of getting a Full HD camera, and maybe making music videos for vaporwave mixtapes, just so I have an illusion of doing something productive by burning gas.
What do you guys think?
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Solo Traveling

>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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PC Building

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

I used:
Ryzen 5 2600, ASUS ROG x470 mini itx, 16gb of RAM, and an rx590. Hopefully should last me 4 or 5 years since I plan to go NEET for awhile again soon.
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Modelling

Does anyone build scale models? It's about the only thing that really lets me escape, unfortunately once the build is done I feel empty again. I've made a few over the years but none are display worthy. I'll pick up a new Tamiya kit for Christmas.
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videos about philosophy

here we go
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Trailers and Scenes that standalone for Wizos with short attention spans

I know there are already a bunch of movie, tv, cartoon threads. But this thread serves a specific purpose of entertaining ADHD Wizos with clips and trailers that can be enjoyed on their own without investing the time.

I just don't feel like investing 2 hours for a film, or even more for a TV series. I just like killing time browsing around youtube going clip to clip. I feel like I get a good feel for the film just by watching a few clips.

I'll start with this classic trailer

http://www.dorkly.com/post/65034/10-great-trailers-for-ehhhhhh-movies

>A lot of the best trailers tell a little story within itself - here we see sadsack Ben Stiller, who wants so much more out of life, discovering that he can do that. And there's a nice indie-type song over the whole thing (the kind where people are just saying "HEY" for no discernable reason every now and then) and everything looks so heartfelt and personal and amazing. The actual film is pretty weird and bad - and is mostly notable for having the most (and most intrusive) ad placement for a movie in recent memory.


Trailers and clips from films, TV, cartoons that can be enjoyed on their own without context
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Cooking with depression

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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NOPE

how about a paranormal thread
let's post about spooky things
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Meditation Thread

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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Anyone here grow mushrooms or take them before?

I remember posting back on /wiz/ about a year ago about my experience with mushrooms and people were really interested. Though that time I bought them off the darknet markets, this time I am growing them. First image is my current grow, second image is not mine but where they will be likely be within 5 days, 3rd image is the innoculated jars.

Essentially what you do is sterilise brown rice flour (BRF) in a small masonry jar by way of pressure cooker. You then take the sterilise jars out, add psilocybin mushroom spores which can be bought online from USA in the clearnet no trouble as you just say they're for microscopy purposes.

Once you colonise the jars with spores you keep them warm and away from sunlight for two weeks. Inside the jars the spores will create mycelium and eventually turn the entire jar into a big fungi mass. You take this out, place it in a terrarium and keep the humidity high and the light low and the mushrooms come out within a week (where I am at the moment).

cont.
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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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Casino Wizards

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

Currently I'm only doing slot machines but I hope to move up to the tables soon enough, after checking out the regulars.
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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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/mg/ - Minimalism General

For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

>What is computing minimalism?

http://www.linfo.org/unix_philosophy.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(computing)

>Why software minimalism?

- Fewer bugs
- Better performance
- Lower memory footprint
- Better maintainability
- Higher scalability
- Longer software lifetime
- Smaller attack surface

>List of minimal OSes and distros

>Obscure minimal
Plan 9, FreeDOS, Minix3, Genode
>Meme minimal
Crux, Void, GuixSD, FreeBSD, SourceMage
>Autistic minimal
Gentoo, Alpine, OpenBSD, LFS
>Most sane minimal
Arch Linux, Debian (netinst)

>Useful links

Suckless: https://suckless.org/rocks
Cat-v.org: http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/
Window Managers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_window_managers
Without Systemd: http://without-systemd.org/wiki/index.php/Arguments_against_systemd
Alternatives to Bloatware: https://github.com/mayfrost/guides/blob/master/ALTERNATIVES.md

>Website development

http://werc.cat-v.org/
https://learnbchs.org/
http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefielQeHZY

Minimalism is not a lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something.
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Dreams and Lucidity

Lucid dreaming: the art of telling your dreams they're your dreams and are thus supposed to do what you want them to.

Anyone else here keeping a dream journal, trying to become lucid or having achieved lucidity?
I've been trying for a few years, but never could muster the discipline to record my dreams and regularly do reality checks.
For anyone else, though, these were the resources I've used:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lucid_Dreaming
http://cosmiciron.blogspot.com/2013/01/senses-initiated-lucid-dream-ssild_16.html
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Who here is into dragons? Did they really exist? What’s your favourite media featuring dragons?
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Reading Thread

A thread for wizards to discuss books.


Previous thread hit bump limit:
>>40869
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Google Street View tour of the World

Lets go on a Wizardly tour of the world, using Google Street View. It is truly amazing. Sure there were always National Geographic pictures and stuff. But its not the same as being able to walk around streets at your own direction. This is like something out of science fiction, we take for granted. This is as good as actually being there. And perfect for Wizards who don't actually want the inconvenience of leaving their homes.

You can also post pics and youtube vids from foreign countries too.

You can visit all of the countries here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coverage_of_Google_Street_View
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Magazines

What magazines do you read? Are they all hobby related or do you have a hobby related to magazines?

What was your favourite childhood magazine and how does a current issue stand up to it?
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Any Wizbros into fishing? I think fishing is like the most ultimate wizardly hobby. I want to get seriously into fishing but I have a lot to learn. I did fish a bit when I was a child but it was mostly casual stuff with a worm on a hook.

I think alligator gars are so cool and my ultimate goal is to get a 7 ft. gar mounted on my wall. What do you guys think?
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Fiction thread

Do you read any fiction? Have you ever tried your hand at writing? Personally I have done both and I'm mostly into realistic fiction from every century.
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Masked Camwhoring for Elderly Faggots?

I have no pride and I want money, but I want to hide it as "gifts" so that my bux are not decreased. Is camwhoring the solution? I've heard this is what welfare succubi do for supplemental income. Like with any job, we will have to work harder to make money from it (smaller market of thirsty elderfags to compete for) but it should still be possible, right?

Masks seem like a necessity, to avoid being targeted IRL for whatever you do on cam, so I was thinking something like pic attached.

I guess the thing is: is the money you can make lucrative enough, or is it just a waste of time? Are most unattractive men who are into doing this exhibitionists so they'd do it for free anyway and barely making anything and only succubi actually make enough to have incentive to do it when they would rather not?

My idea was, because summer is hot and I've in the past typed on the comp anyway shirtless, if I didn't do shit except aim it at me while I watched anime or something, would some rich fag recluse give me an extra hundred bucks a month to watch me doing nothing at all because he can see nipples?

I don't want to do anything sexual, I figure they might fund you with the hopes that will happen and then stop funding you if you don't accelerate, but that's fine with me, I'll still make some money for doing essentially nothing except wearing a mask which doesn't seem like it's that hard.

I guess my main prob is I wear glasses which can be awkward with a mask. Any tips on how to easily hide face while still wearing glasses? Not wanting to switch to contact.s
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magic the gathering

Any wizards here play or played magic the gathering?
please share your experiences and thoughts.
when I was in high school people bullied me because I collected magic cards. Now as a adult, I still collect magic cards, but I have trouble playing with other people, human interaction is difficult for me and I aint very smart
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Meditation

Discuss meditation in this thread. When in doubt, breathe.

I’m currently reading “Mindfulness in Plain English”. However, I’m struggling as I’m not very good at reading. Can somebody give me a concise guide on how to meditate? Thank you.
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ITT we post classic Internet sites. Let's dive into our old, pre-social networking cancer Internet.

Links can be either from archives like archive.org , archive.today , oocities.org or maybe even individual websites that manage to still be online even though they've been ages without being updated, ala

warnerbros.com/archive/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

I'll start. Let's have some fun wiznogs

oocities.org/wjing_1/anime.htm
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Linguistics Thread

Here, we discuss linguistics, be it historical linguistics, semantics, phonetics, or anything of the sort. I've been interested in linguistics for as long as I can remember. I especially am fond of historical linguistics, and love reading about it. I am currently learning Latin. So, what does Wizchan think of linguistics?
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.pdf thread

In this thread, post .pdfs of books so other wizanons can download them and read them. I'll start off with George Orwelle's 1984.
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Post good and tingly unintentional ASMR videos.

I'll start with some on my personal collection.
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Horror

Any one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
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One thing that interests me as a NEET are people who can dedicate long hours towards a hobby.

Does anyone know of any youtube channels, blogs, etc. where the author does this?

I'm talking about 10 hours a day and consistent.

I'm not talking about 10 hours a day, only on weekends.

I'm not talking about someone who's "passionate", but only 2-3 hours a day.

Time spent is the most important thing for me.

I really like this type of obsessive behavior.

If anyone knows anything like this please post it in this thread.
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Kombucha

Do any of you brew kombucha?

For those who don't know, kombucha is a type of fermented tea. It is brewed by placing a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast, or SCOBY, in sweet tea. This ferments the tea, turning it into an acidic, slightly alcoholic, lightly effervescent drink. Kombucha is said to be thousands of years old, and hails from East Russia.

I have come to the realization that perhaps the only way that I can exist in this life is to fully dedicate all my efforts to one task. In fact, a post by a fellow wizard enlightened me to this. I lack the focus required for academic pursuits, and the brawn required for athletic ones. Brewing kombucha seems doable for me, as well as wizardly. I don't identify with the hipsters that have recently started brewing and drinking kombucha, but with the wizard alchemist brewing potions in his lair.

I won't discuss potential health benefits, as those appear to be largely subjective. Kombucha is a probiotic like yogurt though, so take that as you will.

I would appreciate any tips from wizards who brew kombucha, and thoughts from those who haven't. I will update you all with my progress here.
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Old Tech Restoration

I guess I might as well make a thread about restoring stuff, albeit I'm doing this for a rather self-serving reason.

This one is going to probably be a little different, but I found one of these in my grandmother's house a long time ago. Some of the functions still work, but I can tell that a few of the keys are stuck. I'll be going back there in a few months for a couple weeks, and was thinking about trying to repair it. This is my first time trying anything like this, does anyone have any tips? From what I remember, it just seemed like the thing was gummed up with solidified grease. Nothing seemed to be broken.
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Meme making.

i spend about an hour or 2 a week working on making memes, they're usually shit. anyone else do this stuff? any tips. i don't have any software i just use this pixlr editor website and it gets the job done. some examples of what i've made.
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Does anyone here program? Not for work purposes, but simply as a hobby. If so, what sort of projects are you working on?
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Dedicated FTP server thread

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)

ftp://cpe-76-180-111-205.buffalo.res.rr.com/My%20Passport/Media/New%20folder/ - Porn videos/pics
ftp://184.63.191.151/The%20Truth%20Is%20Out%20There/ - There's porn scattered in several folders
ftp://75-129-49-218.dhcp.eucl.wi.charter.com/USB%20Portable/YouPorn/ - Huge archive, go up a directory for some professional-quality & Asian folder
ftp://178.218.115.63/My%20Passport/%D0%A4%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D1%8B/XXX/ - Misc. (not all in English)

Misc.

ftp://93.190.206.160/public - Random software/documents/files (have to hunt for it)

If you have any requests post them here and I'll see what I can find (if anything) unless someone else beats me to it.
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Anyone read the Game of Thrones books?

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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Photography Thread II

Last thread has passed the bump limit.
Please post any photographs of yours which you wish to share.