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 No.48460[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.51875

>>51864
The detail on this one is captivating to say the least.

 No.51877

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>>51875
this is the last last

 No.51950

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dodgy wapanese drawings from 2014
the idea was to draw on paper than finish them on PC but I never got around to it

 No.51957

>>51950
These look great. Have you drawn anything else since?


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 No.50522[Reply]

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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 No.50587

>>50527
Enjoyed that book too. His collected letters are also quite interesting. Great poet.

 No.51107

i've been reading a lot of wallace stevens, here's one of his most famous poems, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"

I

Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.

II

I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.

III
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.

IV

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 No.51108

Byron

“Our life is a false nature,—'tis not in
The harmony of things, this hard decree,
This uneradicable taint of sin,
This boundless Upas, this all-blasting tree
Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be
The skies, which rain their plagues on men like dew—
Disease, death, bondage—all the woes we see—
And worse, the woes we see not—which throb through
The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.”

 No.51117

I've read a fair share of poetry, but I don't get anything from it. I don't understand its appeal. Like, why do people like Les Fleurs du mal? I don't get it. Can someone explain why they like it?

 No.51956

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Late in August 1914, Trakl left Innsbruck for Galicia as a lieutenant attached to the Medical Corps of the Austrian army. After the battle of Grodek, he was put in charge of ninety serious casualties whom–as a mere dispensing chemist hampered by the shortage of medical supplies–he could do almost nothing to help. One of the wounded shot himself through the head in Trakl's presence. Outside the barn where these casualties were housed a number of deserters had been hanged on trees. It was more than Trakl could bear. He either threatened or attempted suicide, with the result that he was removed to Cracow for observation as a mental case. His last poems, "Klage" (Lament) and "Grodek" were written at this time. (13)
>Lament
Sleep and death, the dusky eagles
Around this head swoop all night long;
Eternity's icy wave
Would swallow the golden image
Of man; against horrible reefs
His purple body is shattered.
And the dark voice laments
Over the sea.
Sister of stormy sadness,
Look a timid dinghy goes down
Under stars,
The silent face of the night.



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 No.46012[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.51693

How do you balance out how much description to insert in a scene. I never know how much is good enough. A single sentence seems to be the difference between bogging down the narrative or not having enough to establish what's going on outside the dialogue.

 No.51694

>>51693
In editing I tend to try to keep less is more in mind so I can keep a eye out for stuff that is totally unnecessary but when writing I really push myself to add in as much vivid descriptions as I can think of at the time to properly flavor the text.
If the descriptions are intresting, have good prose/flow for the section, and invoke a vivid mental image that preferably includes several senses then it is a excellent addition.
If it bricks the flow of what is going on then it needs to be reworked.
How much or how little is relative to the flow of the scene and quality of the description. If you are making the description interesting then it is part of the story and the reader will enjoy when you include lots of it.
When it is just utilitarian in nature to give proper context and set up for other stuff going on that is more interesting then it is best to keep it short and minimal so you can get back quickly to the good part.

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Reread a fanfiction I made in 2008 for inspiration on a current one.

My heart and ideas were in the right place.
My grammar was not.

 No.51949

>>51870
Interestingly, I also read an original piece I wrote in 2008. I've got to say that younger me really had a knack for writing good action and choreography, but I'll never live down the melodrama I used as filler. The grammar was fine but the sentence structure was very formulaic and dry.

 No.51955

>>50691
https://truby.com/

He does a bunch of videos on youtube and his Anatomy of Storytelling is pretty in-depth.
Probably one of the best I've seen so far.
>>50629
Working on this right now:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/28955/autist-isekai

Back then in Jan '19 I was doing 500+ words a day(for a chapter a day, since royalroad needs a minimum of 500)
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/22597/stupid-cat

It was painful to get such bad reviews on Stupid Cat. I didn't like the story much either, but I did my best. It took a long time to pull all the pieces together, and Autist Isekai is some of my best work yet.

I still have that "I don't know if I like this…" feeling all the time. I'm editing these days. Which is good. I couldn't read my own work, so it would always be awful.

Now that I have a week to do a chapter I can write it, then ponder if it's any good or not. I've slipped into doing it last minute, and that made my last chapter a bit rushed.

I'm not that happy with my own work, but I am happy that it got done, no matter how weird it gets.

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 No.46059[Reply]

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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 No.47547

>>46071
Yaaaaaaaa I'm gonna stick with deep sea fishing for grouper

 No.47817

>>46062
Don't know if you'll read this, but we have gar in the springs in Florida. While they can get big, they're very chill creatures and I wouldn't want to turn one into a trophy.

 No.50247

I want to get into fishing as a hobby eventually. When I have money to spare. It is more expensive than people realize.

There are a lot of fishing videos on YouTube though. You can live vicariously through them without having to deal with all the unpleasant aspects of doing things IRL. You can build a fantasy of going fishing in your mind which is much better than the real thing ever could be I think.

 No.51953

>>50247
How is it expensive?

 No.51954

>>50247
I am sure it could easily get expensive if you let it, but it can also be done quite cheaply.

One of the most consistent fishermen I knew was a old broke guy that stayed at the labor camp I was at for awhile.
During month of down time between seasons he saved money by feeding himself with the bag of fish he got every single time he went fishing.
He always caught way more then he could eat, but since he didn't have anything better to do he just kept fishing and fed the extra to the crack heads.

Should have pestered him to teach me the basics of fishing. Seems like a good skill to have.



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 No.51787[Reply]

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

 No.51788

>>51787
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i5AP9_0EUm0 Good video on it, I forgot to include.

 No.51951

Watched The Fog of War last week, was pretty good, McNamara seems like a nice chap
Read The Russo-Japanese War In Perspective: World War Zero not long ago, got The Japanese Empire left and I believe that'll be me done with Paine's bibliography
As of recent that's all I can recall, also went to Bovington a few months ago so got some pictures if you happen to want those
good shit I say

 No.51952

I was looking at the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Naval_Treaty#Terms and its most famous for US-UK vs Japan. But what really struck me was the relative decline of France as the 2nd largest empire and victor in WW1, nearly down to half of Japan's strength, and on equality with Italy



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 No.50683[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This thread is for discussing your successes and failures with magic(k) as well as occultism and metaphysics.
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 No.51937

>>51901
What's the process, any comfy pdfs?

 No.51938

>>51921
Is yugioh black magic?

 No.51939

>>51937
I do not have any pdfs on my hdd, sorry.

There is plenty of info out there though. I am sure you can find something to get started with a quick search.

>>51938
No.

 No.51941

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>>51937
I don't know any that approach magic from a purely psychological perspective, most authors want to try and put up some sort of external framework for how it works. Here's a book that has some good techniques in it. Try them out and develop your own viewpoint.
Personally I'd skip the stuff about radionics, but it couldn't hurt to try it out if you're interested and have the time.

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>>51941
Ok thanks ill put it in my archives


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 No.12337[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.51334

If you're drinking and have nothing to do watch Leaving Las Vegas, it's about an alcoholic played by Nicolas Cage who is suicidal and goes to Vegas and uses his savings to drink himself to death, pretty good

 No.51910

>>50962
I'll drink to that! Cheers

 No.51928

>>51910
Hell, I was looking for a reason to down the next drink, guess this will suffice! Bottoms up!

 No.51942

Alcohol is basically benzos for when you have no connections, which desribes me

 No.51947

>>12337
Intoxication is unwizardly


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 No.51836[Reply]

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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 No.51838

Be sure to get really strict on your form.
Get video of yourself dead lifting your heavier sets and keep a eye on what your form does. Correcting any mistakes you see.

The heavier you go the more form is important for progress and safety. When your ORM starts getting close to 3 times your body weight one slight mistake in your form could fucking cripple you. Take form seriously.

 No.51839

>>51837
I'll see what I can do about the eggs. Right now I'm living in a hotel room where there's no kitchen so I'm not sure how to prepare myself eggs in an affordable price.

>>51838
Appreciate the word of caution. I probably should do deadlifts at a lighter weight and focus on getting my form perfect before moving onto heavy weights.

The only thing that sucks is I hate going to the gym where it's full of Chads and normies. I just put on my hoodie and keep my head low and avoid talking to anyone… Just walk straight to the bar and put weights on and do my sets as quickly as possibly and get out of the gym asap. I know they're probably all laughing at me on the inside because I'm an overweight virgin but IDC, I want to build up a God-tier deadlift.

 No.51840

>>51839
Chances are you'll be very serious about lifting when you approach 3x bodyweight territory
I am doing it half-assed, had to take breaks because of my work, and I don't think I ever passed 2x bodyweight territory, at least not by much. I never looked better than ottermode so I probably just didn't have the muscles to support more.

 No.51841

>>51840

That's why my current goal is 405lbs. I think that's a reasonable goal and achievable.

Once I hit that then I'll evaluate and see what needs to be done to hit 3x bodyweight lifts. Right now my bodyweight is 220lbs but I hope to lose 60+ lbs within the next 6 months.

 No.51946

>>51836
what kind of deadlifts do you do? i think variations help, you might want to add them to your routine if you haven't already. i'm assuming you also do squats, what're your squat numbers?



 No.44214[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.51762

>>51761
That's not really the tone I read from your post.
If that was actually your intent all along then you really need to work on how you communicate that intention. But I doubt that was actually your intention.

 No.51763

>>51753
I meant the "Donghua" which basically means far east or something like that or something coming from the east. what you posted is Chinese cartoons.

 No.51764

>>51762
It was a bit aggressive I admit, but also there's only so much tone I can convey through text.

 No.51771

>>51763
>what you posted is Chinese cartoons
>Cartoon Thread #6
>You posted cartoons
>in the cartoon thread

Are you confused or am I confused.

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this is neat.


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 No.51809[Reply]

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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 No.51813

>>51812
Blade Runner is taken very seriously by many people. If there is one film deserving of it's own thread it's this one.

 No.51814

>>51813
Don't people typical take the books seriously? The films can only fit in so much.

 No.51815

>>51814
The book had a more vibrant vide than the movie, tbh. In fact I'd say 2049's extended energy is closer to the book in terms of how casual it feels compared to the aristocratic vibes you got from the first film. (I'd even say Shinichihiro Watanabe's short was more faithful to Ridley Scott's take despite the borderline Psycho-Pass feel)

 No.51818

>>51814
On the contrary Do Androids Dreams of Electric Sheep? provided the foundations upon which a church was built.

 No.51944

>>51809
Storming Eden seems similar to the story of the Tower of Babel where a great mass of people tried to reach heaven. I guess we're all trying to find our own way back to paradise.



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