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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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I will not. Give puppets a chance, wiz.


Why the fuck do you keep shitting up the thread with things that aren't cartoons?
If it isn't a cartoon it doesn't belong in the cartoon thread.
Fuck off.
Dealt with the same bullshit with some retard posting anime in the thread.
It doesn't belong in this thread.
You know full well it doesn't belong in this thread.
Get a life and stop.


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Legend of Deification also know as Jiang Ziya

The writing was a bit weak but the studios involved pulled out all the stops to make it one of the most visually stunning animated features I have seen from 2020.
It really is a treat to behold. Just wish the story and concept was a bit better fleshed out.
It is refreshing to see something recent out of China that isn't blatantly propaganda and instead stand on their own as a work of art and expression.

I recommend it if you want to look at something pretty and/or have some background knowledge in Chinese folklore.


Tried watching Xico's Journey
Oh god is it a stinker. Cheap, ugly, stupid, and paced poorly to be boring.
Worst yet it is even more in your face with it's dumb eco/political message then FernGully. Very obnoxious.
You can probably also tell it's one of those thing made for children by someone who bearly interacts with children kind of thing from the writing and overall structure.
Just dreadful in every regard.
1 out of 5. Don't waste your time.


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It somehow wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Still bad.
Still a 1 out of 5
but I have seen worse and it isn't boring so that is something. Plus it's short so it is over before it gets too annoying. Seen reviews saying it is a dumpster fire, can confirm is indeed a dumpster fire.

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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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When I begun using Pixiv about 10 years ago, I'd check the new submissions page and some tags a few times daily. There was this gaijin there who was constantly uploading around the clock these crummy MS Paint porn drawings of Anubis and other Egyptian icons. He might have posted 20 a day for several years and he'd max out the tags for broad exposure. Later I came accross a list of Non-Japanese artists on Gelbooru and blacklisted what I thought was his username (it had the name Anubis it in) out of precaution. Several years later I came across an anime succ picture I really liked and the artist was the one I blacklisted. Turns out it was the wrong guy and after searching through this new guy's works he became one of my favourite illustrators. Just a lame anecdote your Anubis reminded me of.


Well, I like anthro characters. I tried drawing a head and I guess it ended up that I drew Anubis succubus, so I drew another with her in it. They certainly aren't great, but I'm having fun nonetheless. Just trying to get used to drawing further extremities like hands and whatnot. I don't want to draw humans because they suck.

Do you have a thing against non-Japanese artists or am I misinterpreting this?


Fuck my bad. I think I misinterpreted.


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Made this as my new steam avatar like a couple weeks ago.

I like it more then the similar one I had before. It is just better, despite me not really practicing.


>steam avatar

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Anyone use one of these? Are the newer, bigger ones worth it if I have an old Kindle with a keyboard? Mostly want bigger size.
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>I only assume newer devices are worse
I have the one on the left, not a single problem other than it no taking epubs. Maybe I needed to register it or something? But don't remember it ever being an issue. Anyway newer devices that aren't amazon are just better than old ones. Backlight and other quality of life improvements.


works fine for me


I guess I have a Paperwhite 2 version and it works fine. I wish I had bought it earlier. It's one of the best investments I've ever made.


You can just convert epubs to azw3 (or mobi) with Calibre. The conversion is usually perfect (unlike with PDFs).
Amazon's Kindles are relatively cheap compared to other options. You give them money once and then you can pirate stuff as much as you like. Amazon probably makes most of its money by selling you ebooks, not by selling you the device.


Use Calibre, it will auto convert books to you. Isn't perfect but it's good 95% of time.

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My first completed C64 game. Uses some cool 6502 features like binary-coded decimal arithmetic for keeping score. The blocks were originally black and white but I found that I could easily make the blocks have color by switching to extended background color mode and inserting a few instructions here and there. I fixed an issue with the ball carving tunnels through the blocks by using raycasting in four directions. I could optimize the code to only perform collision detection when a ray intersects a section of screen that could potentially have a block in it with little modification.


Nice. Did you make your own bitmap font?


wow that’s pretty awesome wiz, I always wanted to do something like that, was it hard, how long did it take


I made the ball and paddle sprites and copied an edited version of the character ROM into RAM so that I could have graphics for the blocks (each block is just two text characters next to each other). You are limited to only 64 possible characters in extended color mode.

I spent weeks beforehand learning about graphics programming and input and just getting used to using an assembler. When I actually sat down to do it, the time taken was probably 4-5 days. It's not as hard as you might think if you already have prior CS knowledge.


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Spent some time painstakingly recreating the maze from Pacman using PETSCII characters.

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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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>Starts off with personal insults for no reason
Not wasting my time


Weird flex, but fair. Honestly, I'm kind of surprised you didn't start off the same way, since that's kind of how things fly on the internet.



Why yes I do have autism and have been binging videos about trains lately, lol.


Why are metals so stretchy?

Pretty cool video.

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Recently I have been learning to sing from YouTube videos. It's extremely satisfying to hit high notes and sing basic melodies right. The hobby is free to do and with only minimal practice you can get a lot out of it.

Since it can be embarrassing starting my approach is to mask the noise with a white noise machine. I normally practice my singing at night time when the norms are least active. I'd say the noise level volume is a little over talking volume which should be okay but I'd still prefer not to be overheard by my room mate.

Any wizards into singing?


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Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
Or when the power goes out..
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reminded me my parents dragged home some weird 70s looking motorized bicycle they somehow got the notion I wanted (wut), even though those are illegal to use on a sidewalk or without a driver's license+insurance, they're not even really bicycles, they're small motorcycles, it's past time I throw that thing away


They aren't ideal unless you actually enjoy tinkering with small engines all the time as a hobby.
They are as far from reliable as you can possibly get. You will have to work on it nearly constantly especially in the beginning when first assembling it and breaking it in.
Personally I can't really get into something that mechanically complex.

>Super ungrateful of expensive stuff parents bought
>Pridefully boasting about throwing away parents stuff
>Unapologetically a jackass for no reason

Hi Alaskan


I know that they are very tedious, and I think that is part of the fun. They aren't super complex as far as small engines go. I enjoy working on cars, and despite never having my hands on small motors I wouldn't imagine it'd be super difficult for me to get into. They aren't geared for longevity which is another issue, but gearboxes are available. Would it all be worth it in the end? Might be a fun journey but ultimately I think it might just become a money pit as how most projects tend to turn out.

at this point I may as well just buy an older motorcycle to work on instead.


While it isn't my thing from the few gearheads I have known most speak highly of them as a entry point into learning the ins and outs of how to work on small engines. Parts and the like are pretty cheap and highly available as far as Motorsports prices, and most of it is less replacing things and more tuning and timing things. Whatever the hell that means, lol.

I think they probably are on the same level as working on lawnmowers and chainsaw engines, only more for fun then doing lame chores.
Seriously nothing killed the cool factor of chainsaws for me then having to actually use them for their intended purpose.

Anyway back on the topic of bikes, if you already have a interest in it and got a bike already then I say go for it.
Just don't spend too much on your first project. Get one of the better reviewed low cost kits to dip your toe and see if you like the hobby. Then if you find you do then go nuts with your next build.


hi pedomutt, you really are an incorrigible shitposter, you know

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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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Is China Miéville still writing fiction? I remember reading the Bas- Lag Trilogy a couple of years ago. It was likePlanescape written for 2000AD. His last book was an essay about how good was living in the USSR, compared to the previous regime, at least in Russia. I don’t know if he actually believes that.


If you like the post apocalyptic stories, I highly recommend the Wastelands anthology by John Joseph Adams. The authors include: Orson Scott Card,George R. R. Martin,JackMcDevitt,Catherine Wells, and Gene Wolfe along with other writers.


What Happened in Dune after the last book written by Frank Herbert? I don’t know if I should read the sequels written by Brian Herbert just for knowing what happens next.


What´s the difference between dark and edgy in fantasy? Every dark novel is edgy by definition, or a novel can be dark without being edgy?


darkness is the atmosphere and tone, edge is more specifically about the characters, how they develop and what the writer does to them

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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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Prove it


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>no grafitti


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


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actioncam barrel distortion neat fx

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

Last thread: >>26323

Recipe links:
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Here's a tip that took me two years and about 40 'partial success' cakes to learn. If the dough is liquid, the cake will be liquidy too. Not that much water evaporates out of dough


just made something like that in the microwave. choco cake with coco chips in it. it was actally cooked though except in a few places, i probably could have microwaved it longer. if i can tweak the recipe to produce an actual firm cake ill post about it


Yes that was intentional. There's no water added to the dough though. The liquid is just egg and butter.
100 grams butter
2 eggs
2,5 dl sugar
1 dl flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
(and 200 grams of chopped chocolate added on top which isn't in the recipe)
Now maybe the consistency of the cake makes more sense


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This cake isn't supposed to be cooked through, it's supposed to be gooey in the center(but it can be just slightly more cooked if people prefer it)
Here's a prettier picture from the internet, it can be as cooked as this but not more


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I made some bean filled bread, using eggbread dough. Pretty good but the filling could be more flavorful. Dough was easy because I found the bread machine a couple of days ago.

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