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 No.37426[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.56825

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I suggest Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Herzog.

Btw, is there any good documentary channels on YT? I know there are millions of them, just wondering about your suggestions.

 No.56835

>>56825
https://www.youtube.com/c/FreeDocumentary/channels This network is good. They take German and Russian documentaries and redub the voice over in English. You find a lot of weird and obscure topics on there. The nature ones especially good.

 No.56838

>>56835
Thank you very much.

 No.56892

>>44770
its afghanistan retard

 No.57939

This was a pretty good documentary on the American Civil War. It was quite detailed and information-dense. A lot of it was told through interviews with historians, as opposed to cheesy reenactments.


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 No.56436[Reply]

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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 No.57838

I just read a news report on RT about Disney rejecting scripts because they are not enough inclusive, even if the scripts are great. I don’t know is this is true, but it won’t surprise me. I wonder if CN, nickelodeon, Netflix and the other streaming platforms do the same. Political correctness is gonna kill everything, from cartoons to music, and even history and literature. Someday some people would say Shakespeare, Cervantes and almost any other writer is a white supremacist because their works are not inclusive.

 No.57854

>>57838
Other major networks (unrelated to cartoons) have been doing similar shit for years.
Like rejecting shows that are "too male focused" so threw away a sure money maker that was the show Sylvester Stallone and Doth Lundgren were pitching around like a couple years ago for that reason.
I think it will effect cartoons a little less because it is easier to superficially change characters during the pitch/writing phase unless it's based on some source material.

>wah, there aren't enough coloreds

fuck it, they are all anthro monkeys now, you happy.
>wah, that's racist
No, everybody is a monkey in the show now. It's equal monkey with no human races like planet of the apes or something.
>Are you mansplaining my own feelings?
>I feel it's racist so it is and I don't have to explain myself
I can't mansplain because I identify as a masculine presenting trans succubus.
>oh no, sorry for misgendering you
>Such a brave succubus, I guess we can give you a shot


Or something along those lines.

I just want more action shows with good animation regardless of the politics of the people or companies involved, but SJW types tend to dislike such shows because they appeal to boys, who they hate and require talent which they don't have.

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>>57571
I always liked the cartoons or comics were the main character travels to another world, but the only thing I don’t like about amphibia is how the world, at least the town where the characters live, is a little bit generic. The show should be more exotic, like the books of Jack Vance or like Morrowind. To Anne, everything should be new for her; she should be amazed just for being in another world. The same goes for The Owl House. Those worlds don’t need talent shows, food criticism, prom nights or their own version of instagram.

 No.57928

>>57927
Those shows always inexorably include that shit because we need something that the norms and succubi can understand.

 No.57938

>>57928
Not when they have good world builders/writers.
There are more then a few shows where the other world is actually otherworldly and doesn't have whatever is hip with the age demo inorganically shoved in.



 No.30554[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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>>30555
>Entertainment?
Yes. It's called recreational mathematics.

 No.57315

I really am delighted by aspects of information theory and often basic number theory. It fills me with a sense of wonder learning about some of this stuff. Like I am learning actual fucking witch craft; Being able to pass along secret knowledge. Being able to touch the boundaries of order right up until the bounds of noise. There's so much useful stuff hiding under the surface and its all so elegant.

The sad part is practically none of it is taught in schools. Parts of it might be found in undergrad degrees. But mostly maths in undergrad degrees are about turning you into a good little robot wagie who can churn out mundane results like a calculator. In contrast: research math is all about abstract bullshit that will never see the light of day and often has contradictory 'results' anyway. So while you might cover some cool stuff there. It's definitely not the focus. The advantage you have doing this on the side is being able to learn the actual cool shit.

My favorite result is 1 + 1

 No.57541

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I wrote up some notes on Lebesgue nonmeasurability. I think I tried to make a separate thread about it some time ago. I'm still stuck thinking about why it's not a bigger deal than it is. In my mind it should be up there with the other 'popular' math paradoxes–or at least up there in popularity with stuff like Banach-Tarski or the Klein bottle.

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>>57541
Thanks, that was useful. I'd been wondering for some time what Lebesgue integration was, and never bothered looking into it.

 No.57937

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Practicing writing proofs. Problem is from Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, Fourth edition, by Chartrand, Polimeni and Zhang.


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 No.57901[Reply]

I had gone to a Xian school and to church on and off as an adult. Somwhere during that time I was on this thing called Youtube and it led me to atheism. I eventually found my way to agnostcism, that we can't/don't know, an non-anthropic God entity, etc. I currently listen to the Xian street preachers and "feel drawn to the spirit". This is a spirit of fear, either of God or Satan. For clarity, I'm not dismissing that fear. Instead, it is what has led me to seek the LHP.

Watching the movie "The Exorcist" gave me a sense of fear. To me, it is like the Chinese food that is commercially popular. It may not be authentic, but it is at least different. The sense of fear and anxiety that I expereinced watching that movie for the first time did not really compare to anything Xian. More to the point, I actually saw the movie, whereas I only imagined Hell.

I happen to think that what happened to Regan is possible. I have come across with I would guess are not very effective methods of protection such as placing a piece of silver on the Ouija board, not letting it spell Zozo or go in 8s, carrying it in a black bag and…not doing it by yourself.

At this point, because of having done what I consider good spiritual practices, and having renewed my interest in Xianity prior to considering Satanism, I don't know what to do with myself spiritually. I don't have the knowledge or experience to say I'm ready to go in this direction. However, I've grown weary of online forums and non-Spiritual research in general. That is to say, there is an element of secularism even in researching Spiritual things, and at this point I am seriously considering doing a "Hail Mary" and messing with the Ouija boord (by myself) and perhaps other Occult/Magick practices.

I don't know how popular the chad/beta ranking is on this board but let me just say if you are not a chad then magick could be your way out of being beta.

Also, I acknowledge I received a warning.
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>>57919
If he is the true God then he is no better than the mainstream one. This would be the person who enjoys his followers raping children and treating millions of people across the world like shit, if I ever see him I would only be nice out of fear, not respect as if he enjoys rape and slavery, who knows what his morality is like

 No.57933

>>57908
>What do you mean trust? Do you not feel fear when you see this movie? Do you think it's all in you imagination?
the exorcist? i havent seen it, but i dont see why seeing a movie would make me want to subscribe to any religion

 No.57934

>>57918
The power of god and anime is on my side.
The normie devil shall not prosper.

 No.57935

>>57930
>It's objectively stupid to pick a religion and then worship the loser, bad-guy in that religion
…..then why the flying fuck are you posting on WIZARDCHAN?

 No.57936

>>57933
Do you fear something that you also don't believe to exist? If that movie puts a fear of the devil in you, would it not count for something? Simply put, do you not believe in demonic possession?



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 No.33619[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.57629

¿Is the Anon who liked Akelarre still out there? Is me the guy who posted the game for the first time in I just wanted to post the supplements lasts supplements who were released until this day.

Liber Nobilium. A supplement of how to be a noble in the medieval Spain: https://www.4shared.com/office/lbQc[....]Aquelarre_3E_-_Liber_Nobilium.html?

Decameron. A campaign, who takes the characters in a travel for the entire iberic peninsula, (I don’t know if the term “iberic peninsula” is correct): https://mega.nz/#!HA1gCIBa!GRRCBtPpY5RQiCqZLE68L4U-OtX3NU_BJgg0ClFB_1c

Dracs: A new edition of the supplement who correspond to medieval Cataluña. With new rules, information and legends: https://mega.nz/file/mQ0lRYiR#2tGTLM8fmpY-qix1h0MsuJWFtNReRbKtqPRp7Fhz_zE

Ex Mundo Tenebrarum: An European campaign. It begins in Spain and it ends in Transylvania: https://mega.nz/#!jY92HSjB!md1Fss9jetDVWp6kz1gNql1IQ3kpXWQRRQ2ZP4ENNuE

Retorno a Rincón: A remake of the first sandbox campaign of akelarre, and I think this was the first campaing of this type to be realesed for a Spanish game: https://www.4shared.com/office/vDqHYvUxiq/Retorno_a_Rincon.html

Ars Carmina: This is for the second edition of the game, is a bit old and the system is a bit clunky compared to the actual one, but I post it for the legends of Spanish medival songs: https://mega.nz/#!mDwCEQ5B!xdzDXwYKempIjwNABSnEc7rR7fGUESdtXUH8aRfukb4

Angelicum Natura: https://mega.nz/#!rXh20A4L!pdQHTrMaIcSEnvfeNGe3YoYECZ0zjsaAoN7IJNOFezQ

El Aquelarre del Tiempo
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>>57629
Yeah I'm here. Holy shit you're back with more stuff, wiz, thanks! Did you finally moved in with your sister? Thanks for sharing more Aquelarre books! It's been a little while since I last read any RPG books. Last one was Shadow of the Demon Lord. I might as well come back to it now that you uploaded so much stuff. Thanks for sharing these, Aquelarre really is an unique game.

 No.57839

>>57635
Im also glad to see you again, but no, my sister did not move. Im still living with my mom. I been Struggling Trying to learn how to draw, because i want to draw the monster that not have their onw ilustration, and maybe become an ilustrator.


If you are tired of the same medieval settings, you should give a look to a Spanish game called “La Puerta de Ishtar”. Is a game based on the Sumerian (that includes Babylonian and Assyrian) history and mythology with a bit of the exotic of the pulp stories of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. 2000 years in the past, Sargon the alchemist, first emperor of Akkad, lead the rebellion of the Awilu (the principal race of the world of the game, that also means “human” in Sumerian) against the old gods, with the aid of the Igugu (the star gods), Sargon Killed Enlil and with his blood he created the two slave races: the Mushkenu (mostly humans like the awilu, but the color of their skin is defined by the hour of their birth. If one of them born in the afternoon he will be white, the same Mushkenu would have be black if he was born in the night) and the Wardu ( a race of bull people who are sterile, the only race who continues being created by magic and the blood of Enlil) After that, the awilu begin their decadence, now they are the very same thing they rebel against 2000 years ago.

 No.57920

>>57635
I never left the site, its only because, in the other cyber café (it’s not really a cyber café, but I don’t know what’s the exact name of the place where people pays to use the internet, in English, because I still don’t have internet on my house) I used to go, the internet was to slow to download new aquelarre books from mega and post them in this thread. The only thing I could do there was download pdfs, read news about cartoons and search for art in wikipedia. If you gonna play it again let me recommend you some books. Most of them are in Spanish, but I think it won’t matter you. Go to a site called “Lectulandia” a search for a couple of books written by a guy called Jesús Callejo. Search for the books with this names, and for anyother one who got your attention: Seres y lugares en los que usted no cree and Guía de los seres mágicos de España. The first one is for Duendes, the second is for faeries and the last one is for gnomes. The 4 books are about feeric beings in spain, even had real stories, you gonna have a lot of ideas for your campaigns, when you reach the part of el doctor Torralba and Zaquiel. Search from other books called: La España extraña, from Javier Sierra and Jesús Callejo. 1000 sitios que ver en Espana, El paraiso maldito, Guia de la Espana misteriosa, this one is obligatory, it talks about every weird event in spain, or at least the writer know, from the times of the Romans to the time the books was written (2009), La España maldita, Las cuevas y sus misterios, Milenio 3, Un mago en la corte and Cuentos populares españoles.

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>>57920
I almost forgot these 2; Leyendas españolas de todos los tiempos and Leyendas de Euskal Herria.Every name is a book in Lectulandia Just copy paste the names on the white rectangle of the upper right. Also search for Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, the last romantic of spain, and maybe from the world. Almost every one of his leyendas is an idea for an Aquelarre campaign, and he was a very good writer. Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving is the only book of this you could find in English. Sorry if this looks extensive, but I really like the myths and legends of spain.

If you want to know more, search for a tv show called Cuarto Milenio and a couple of radio Shows, milenio 3,Noche de Misterios, La Rosa De los Vientos,Turno de Noche and Zona Negra. Search in youtube something like, cuarto milenio pueblos abandonados, la santa compaña, edad media, ruta de los pueblos malditos Also, I’m gonna post the Aquelarre apocrifo for you. This is basically a relic from the internet of the 90s and beginnings of the 2000s. Is the old email list of the game, the original fan club of the game, who used to post a lot of stuff about everything in medieval Spain. Take a look to chapter 6, it has a lot of recommendations, to music for the campaigns, essays relevant to the game, movies, works of fiction, like Don Quijote or La Vida Es Sueño, and a few other medieval games you could like. The 1 chapter is where the legends are, the one about Pedro I of Portugal look like a Shakesperian drama or like the theater of el Siglo De Oro. I hope this will be useful to you

Aquelarre apocrifo:https://mega.nz/file/XBMHnQ7a#CLSnCCn6NRE3CF7zWkJWOun5RPYHTX7R4KIKphgRaqk


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 No.49799[Reply]

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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 No.56199

>>55036
If it is then it would be meaningless like all other current year subjective awards that part of the industry has been taken over by activist posers.

 No.56305

I really liked “The Events at Poroth Farm” but, I couldn’t stand the protagonist. A college slacker who wants to fuck everything of feminine sex, who is also procrastinating an essay about the history of horror. Sarr and his mother deserve more protagonism, they were the only likable characters, especially his mother. She knew something bad was going to happen since she was a succubus. If you are looking for a Novel were the evil and the knowledge, with echoes of Lovecraft, can be found in the streets, read this.

 No.57841

I just discovered an anthology of Horror tales from the black romanticism of the post WW1 Austria. The name is Lemuria and it was written by Karl Hans Strobl. He is compared to Gustav Meyrink and Hanns Heinz Ewers. If you someway managed to find it in a bookstore (a very difficult thing, because he was with the Nazis since the very beginning) buy it. The majority of themes in the tales is about the dark nature of man, a distort being in a eternal struggle against time and reality. If you like E. T. A. Hoffmann, read this. Is like a darker version.

 No.57894

>>57841
I read an English version of Lemuria but it was pretty bad, very dry. Think it might have been a bad translation.

 No.57925

If you always wondered why H.P.Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith are known today, is thanks to August Derleth. Arkham’s Masters of Horror is an anthology who describe the first years ofArkham House after his foundation in 1939 by August Derleth in his hometown in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Try to find the edition of Peter ruber. It has annotations of the struggle of Derleth, trying to make a living with a publishing house dedicated to horror, the deals he had to make with writers who don’t respect the contracts, and biographical notes of writers like Donald and Howard Wandrei,Ramsey Campbell,Greye La Spina and others.



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 No.54932[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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.
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>>57871
Well written post, wizard. But still, simply drawing anime succubi with line drawing only would be lacking. Actually, I am at the stage where I can sketch and draw somewhat decent looking anime succubi, however after that I feel stuck, i don't really know anything about rendering, how to make them look more than just lines. I can cel shade, but it is lacking. What I wish for is to be able to create something like the pic (despite the terrible fingers) but it overwhelms me because just look at those fancy details, the glossiness, the texture, the abstract background. Supposedly I could make similiar in quality line art, I won't be able to 'finish it' in a similiar way. Which is very puzzling - it is neither really realism, because many details are omitted, but neither it is fully simplified. How do you thing one can learn more about all those procedures that follow the good line art?

 No.57891

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>>57874
>I am at the stage where I can sketch and draw somewhat decent looking anime succubi, however after that I feel stuck, i don't really know anything about rendering, how to make them look more than just lines.
I can't give any experienced advice beyond that then as this is the level of drawing skill that I am at too, and have been at for years now. When I first begun drawing actively in 2013 I did do a bit of experimentation in realistic shading, digitally and with graphite (and even coloured pencils) but never really got far. Even though I draw almost every day I'd be lucky to even begin the lineart on a sketch. I believe this is a very common place where aspiring character illustrators stagnate. The most creative aspect of the drawing is the sketch; putting the whole scene to paper in the minimum way it can be expressed, where every change here can drastically affect how it will look overall. It's the design process - the part that is most fun because it relies mostly on creativity. After that though, what's next is lineart. That's just tracing, and it doesn't really get that advanced so there's not much room to invent your own style. It's a tedious technical chore with no room for creativity, so it is not fun. This is why I think it's so tempting to just give up and this point and start up a new drawing, as that lets us start creating more. It is important to push through this endeavor though. The coloring and shading process opens more opportunity for creativity and style so once we trudge through boring lineart and begin experimenting with colours it may rekindle our interest in a particular drawing, bringing the finish line of publishing it back in to view. But lineart is something that if not done well can break an image, so we can't just rush through it either. BORING.

> What I wish for is to be able to create something like the pic (despite the terrible fingers) but it overwhelms me because just look at those fancy details, the glossiness, the texture, the abstract background.

It definitely is overwhelming when looked at as a mix of colours all put down at the same time, but not all of it has to be done at once. I think the trick is to decompile these things in to their own steps, and then in to further steps from there.

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 No.57895

>>57891
That was really helpful. Thanks a lot wizard, i'll save it for future references.
And yeah, lineart sucks. It requires crazy amount of muscle memory and control to push those confident lines, not to mention the pressure differences good line art usually must haave. And I can barely draw a circle right now, that is why it either requires a crazy amount of time to do, or using stabilizers, which is also not the right way and I don't want to cheat. Since cute anime succubi must have cute lines first, there is a long way ahead. But it is better than wasting life on jerking off and gaming all the time.

Could you also dwell on the construction drawing? How to improve efficiently? I've been trying to get better at it, but up to now it has been rather hard. I can draw faces and bodies more or less, but some angles and proportions can be incorrect. Recently i've been just trying to dissect the drawings and photos, see how they can be build, draw it over the reference image, then hide it and try to recreate it using reference image only. Do you think that is helpful? Because i've heard that it can be considered as tracing, the ultimate swear word among artists.
Again, appreciate your shared knowledge of this arcane art.

 No.57923

>>57844
I didn’t expect somebody liked the Susie drawing. I want to do Hedgehog and Lucy doing the same, but with different expressions and with a different body language and almost every other character in a Halloween party, dressed as character from 80s movies. Susie would be dressed as Jareth from labyrinth, but I still need to learn how the body works, gesture and expressions. There’s a ton of other things I want to do, like, Don Quixote defeating Sanson Carrasco and being back a knight errant, like Peter Pan in Hook, or Freddy Krueger being frightened of Morpheus. But I know I need years of practice for drawing things like that. I want to draw things like Brian Froud, Ted Nasmith, Ian Miller or Enrique Alcatena. I know drawing with the right side of the brain, I even do some exercises sometimes, but I only reached to the exercise of the chair, but, I don’t understand it well. ¿I should draw the outline of the chair or just paint it in black? Now, I’m doing practices with some YouTube videos I found because the books don’t tell you a way of drawing every part of the body in every position

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>>57923
This is my visor. I made it with cutting a box and paint it black, because we don’t have art stores in my country, or at least in my town. ¿Is there’s any problem with it or it’s made like the book says? Other thing I don’t understand is the first exercise, I never draw a good face, and if I need to do all the exercises in a single day?


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 No.51931[Reply]

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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 No.57644

>>57632
What a brainlet, bringing your own meaningless moral comfort blanket to the work of a geniis. Sorry it was too clean cut and positive for you

 No.57842

Are the books of David Gemmell enjoyable? I’m trying to find writers with a similar narrative force of a Robert E. Howard, without being a Conan pastiche. The most comparable writer I know is Manly Wade Wellman

 No.57880

>>57842

I read most of them. The Drenai series is mostly pretty good, so are Rigante and Troy series. The rest are kinda hit or miss.

They are simple but fun - don't expect complex philosophical themes. There's lots of violence. He does the "last stand, heroism in the face of almost certain death" really, really well. Villains tend to meet satisfying ends.

I recommend "Legend" and the Waylander books (Waylander , Waylander II, Hero in the Shadows). These are all from the Drenai series. If you don't like these, he's probably not for you.

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>>54174
>I really enjoyed them, they seem to be either love or hate books. The author is a lazy idiot who will probably never release the third book so I can't recommend them unless you don't mind being blue balled

The Kingkiller Chronicles read almost like poetry and there's so much embedded in the meter that goes over the head of most readers. For example, the protagonist once states there's rumored to be a magical seven words that when spoken make a succubus fall in love. Then far later when he falls for this succubus he only ever speaks to her in seven word sentences. The Name of the Wind (and the following book) is overwhelmingly the best fiction I've ever encountered in my life

The author spent about eight years working on the third book and then he didn't like how it was going and so he literally destroyed the entire thing and started over again. That's why it's taking him so long

You can't rush perfection. I'd rather an artist take 20 years to produce a 10/10 rather than just churn out trash on a speedy basis

I quit reading fiction years ago. All I read now pertains directly to improving my life, however whenever he releases the third book I will read that

 No.57922

Dying of the Light has to be the most pathetic novel I ever read. Is basically “that fell when no gf” the novel. The protagonist is whining about how his girlfriend left him for two guys who treat her like shit, but she like being treated that way. So, he invites her to a desolated planet where a carnival took place a couple of years ago. But, he didn’t count the two other guys come with her



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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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>>57630
>subterranean civilization?
Very possible. There are caves which no surface root, man, or mouse can reach yet have sustained their own ecosystem with aquatic and dryland animals. Life underground is possible so a civil society might be down there somewhere.

 No.57840

¿What’s the best paranormal show on radio and tv? The only radio show I know, at least in English is Coast To Coast. In Spain they have a Magazine Called Año Cero, the enigmas magazine and a tv show called Cuarto Milenio and a radio show made by the same people called Milenio 3. In this country we used to have a radio show called: Nuestro Insolito Universo. I just 5 Minutes they used to tell a real event or a very good paranormal story. In Mexico they have: la Mano peluda, were people tell their paranormal stories. The most famous host of the show, Juan Ramon Saenz, died a couple of years ago in a mysterious way, when he was trying to help a guy who make a deal with the devil. I remember a channel in YouTube. I think the name was: El desconectado. It was the full transmissions of every paranormal radio show in Colombia and a couple of Latin countries Search for it if you are from a Spanish speaking country or if you know Spanish.

 No.57868

I wish the paranormal was real, hauntings, poltergeists. Someone or something I could talk to or at the very least communicate primitively to. I'd be satisfied with something to simply observe. Maybe they're scared of me and don't want to show themselves; wouldn't be the first.

 No.57870

>>57840
what is it with latin americans and their weird fascination with paranormal stuff?
anyway, where did the road go has some decent content.

 No.57921

¿What happened to the morons who wanted to make a tulpa in /x/? Before that, it was “how I summon a succubus thread”. ¿What’s wrong with them? Those kinds of things are way more powerful and dangerous than us. Madame Blavatsky used to have a tulpa, even her, who has a highly knowledge of magic and how to use it, had a problem with that kind of stuff.



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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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 No.57551

>>57550
dirt is just an extra layer of paint. like plaque buildup on teeth it adds another layer of protection

 No.57552

>>57550
Prove it

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>>57890
>no grafitti
impressive

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>>57897
THAT'S why it looks so much more impressive than usual!


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