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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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Imagine getting to work with Sergio Leone, John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino.


>Quentin Tarantino


>says the troll


I am trying to imagine myself working with Quentin Tarantino and the image that comes to mind is me sneaking off with pulp fiction dailies and using them as toilet paper. For the good of mankind.


If you liked it then you should really check out the comic then. It will blow your mind.

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This thread is for discussing your successes and failures with magic(k) as well as occultism and metaphysics.
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Because of the mistaken assumption that the harshness lends legitimacy.


This is a channel with uploads of old ritual videos.


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Did you guys fall asleep or what? This thread is getting dusty just when we were starting to get a good discussion going.


Now that /fringe/ is back up the thread is kind of superfluous.

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I have learned Java and Python and wanted to write a monitoring tool for myself. Monitoring my PC and browsing activities, that is.

Java apparently only exists in its own box and cannot interact with the machine. How do I interact with things happening outside of the "program window"


To clarify: yes you can interact with files outside of the program. I did as far: creating and changing files. But how to detect inputs and read out data form other software (eg which site I am browsing). hmm


Well, that's complex and depends on the operating system and applications. You can easily execute a system command to list out current running processes (ps on linux, tasklist on windows), but getting data from other applications is tricky when there isn't an API or they encrypt their data files.

For instance, to get browser history, you have to know where the browser stores that information. For Firefox and Chrome it's an SQLite database file (lookup the location online). It's readable with an SQLite library and some investigation of the table structures.


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brother got an IT job and emailed me a book for learning powershell. doubt im gonna read it but maybe someone else can use it. i would attach it directly but it's 42MB. https://gofile.io/d/fe9ctH


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perl is so cool.
joe camel is cool.
perl sounds like pearl. thats like expensive.
larry wall is a cool looking dude. hes like a rms that trims his beard.
perl used to be known as the glue that holds the internet together. then boring php and js came.
state of the onion sounds cool, like an intelligence brief.
"perl monks" sounds cool. its just like "the knights of lambda" in coolness.
and camels were the best in aoe2. they could beat knights.
i think its better than python or c or scheme as a language for newbies. "print "hello world"" is a full and valid perl program. its good at manipulating text, automating stuff, some web stuff, piecing programs together. its like bash on ritalin. perfect for people new to this.
perl books have cool names. like "The Camel Book". and "High Order Perl", that one sounds sophisticated. compare that to automate the boring stuff with python which has boring in its name.
pythons name is based on a boring english tv comedy show. might as well make a mr bean programming language. its used by people who see computers as only a means to an end.
perl can be obfuscated. python obfuscation? pfft.
i think everyone should start with bash, then perl, c++, c and assembly. it looks like theyre all that you need to get real stuff done. then if computing isnt just a means to an end you can read about APL, Prolog, scheme.

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I'm having so many dreams lately, if there's a time to start working on a dream journal again this is it. Let's make this a dreamlog where we can share and maybe comment on each others dreams/nightmares. The more you write down your dreams, the more you can retain and remember them.
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Me and my brothers are taking shelter inside a house. It's dark outside, and dangerous. This is the only place we could find. There's very little light and everything is shrouded in a darkening mist. This house is only a room and a bathroom. My sister is inside the bathroom with the door locked, having a discussion with someone. I can hear they talking. A little piece of my left front tooth is broken and I can feel the piece inside my mouth. I look at my brother through the dark mist, he's sitting on the edge of the only bed in the room and his face looks like old marble, very elegant and ancient. We need to shut the door close. I struggle, there's something wrong with the door. It refuses to stay in one piece. If I close its upper half, the lower half opens and vice versa. After some time I finally manage to barge the entire door shut and fall asleep in what it feels like an abyss, while a thin, diaphanous shroud runs through my head, face and shoulders, like a statue falling from its high place. I fall as if my foot are bound, and in its fall my body follows the perimeter of a circle.
I wake up in a jump to realize there are two dogs in the house, a small one that looks like of Papillon breed, and another, bigger one, that looks like an Australian cattledog. They're resting by the bedside. The door seems to have opened sometime during the night. It's still a deep, abyssal night. I fear the dogs might attack us but they're tired and taking shelter inside the house like we are, like they fled from something. I approach the bigger dog and scratch his back. It looks at me with its ears down and pleading eyes. I talk to it like you would with a child but the dog remains the same. I wake up again. The dogs are gone, the bottom of the door is ajar. A dim blueish light hits the sill, making it glow faintly in the dark.
I'm at a clearing, it's very cold and a group of people are seated together wearing animal pelts. There's a darkened log on the floor, it's covered in snow. Those people are discussing something, I can't quite hear it but they're raising their hands and nodding their heads. I realize they're Inuits and what they're arguing about soon becomes clear. Two people walking into the clearing. Vikings. They have been captured, or got lost from the others. They have been stripped from their clothing, or lost them, and are wearing just a piece a strap of iron to cover their genitals and breasts, one of them is a female. A man in his mid years Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


I'm in some sort of outdoors venue, very spacious, it has a number of decorated tables and chairs, with flowers and silk fabric, like a wedding took place a few hours earlier and now people people are leaving. It's day time. I'm in a corner, under the eaves overhanging an adobe wall. There's a small table with an old crt television set, and a boy I knew from midschool is playing a video game on it. I brought a PS5 to this place, I think it as a PS5 but it's actually the very first Playstation model in appearance. It's my brother's. I'm watching him play a game on it, it's emulating an old arcade game, Street Fighter: The Movie, and he's playing as Vega. He's playing on window mode and I adjust it to full screen, though the sides of the screen still remain black because the game won't go full screen. I complain about it to myself. While he plays, the game changes into something else. Vega gets more and more cartoony and pixel like, turning into something like a Mega Man boss, a very large robot with his arms firmly pressed against his sides in a running position, his fists closed and wheels under his feet. This Vega robot now drives away against a speedline background, like a tokusatsu intro. He almost looks like Rush, Mega Man's dog, wearing a snake's hood, like a sphinx. My brother shows up to watch the game as well.
We're sitting at one of the tables, my brother is looking for something to drink, looking at some cabinets nearby, but all he finds is a small ceramic bowl, which he uses to drink rose water. It's a pleasant evening in a past that never happened.


I'm walking in an old school corridor with no idea where I should be going or what I should be doing. I see some students outside a classroom's door. I look inside and there's a lecture going on. I go to a cafeteria at the end of the corridor. This corridor has a thin substance and it feels eroded, though you can't see anything wrong with it. I sit in one of the stools by the counter and a succubus in waitress uniform brings me two plastic containers with beans. As I leave, the cafeteria is no longer connected with the corridor, but to an extensive underground parking garage. The walls are painted white with black and yellow stripes, and several water pipes pierce the wall. I can see a cat calling me from one of the pipes, with its head peeping out, covered in filth, like it went on a walk through the sewers. I grab the cat and use a brush on its belly. For some reason I think this is my mother's fault, that she forgot to lock the cat and it followed me through the city's sewers all the way to this building.


Last night I had a dream where I acidently cut off the tip of my left ring finger. I held the piece in place for a while until it healed and reattached. Then I let go and saw… My fingernail was on the wrong side! I vividly sensed my hand, it was as if this actually happened. I poked something and my nail dug in from the wrong side and it felt very wrong. After holding my finger and trying to twist it for a bit my fingernail was where it should be again and I was pleasantly surprised. Then I realized it was a dream, and I thought I woke up, but I was actually still dreaming.


Just one scene today.
I'm somewhere in complete darkness. The only thing I can see are skulls, dimly gleaming an eroded, pale blue light 20 feet away. The skulls are placed on rocks, as they stand about 6 feet from the ground. I think they're alive, even though there's no movement, except for the almost invisible movement of the light itself, that seems to be running over the bone's surfaces like a veil.

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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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I found this YouTube channel from New Zealand that profiles people with physical and mental disabilities. I thought this was well done. Sensitive but not sentimental, if you know what I mean.
>Sophia Malthus became a quadriplegic after being thrown off her horse just over a year ago. She’s a young succubus with sass, and we follow Sophia and her family on a journey to acceptance, and back to independence.



I mean, sure, why not.


This was a good docu thanks for sharing fellow wiz


thanks for posting this wiz. very interesting / comfy hour spent watching that


A documentary I just watched about the colonization of America. It's kind of meant for the ADD american audience in that there's a lot of cheesy reenactments instead of just stating facts. It's pretty watchable though and the 3 hours passed quickly. I really like this subject though so I might be biased.

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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
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except it hasn't. We are probably on the cusp on another big surge given the riots hence the banwave to preempt it actually. AR organizations were snipped and their platforms are underground but the membership never declined. Anyways, FtN is still the top ranked podcast in this sphere even if allsup has a long way to go if he wants to match Jazzhand's shoes


i miss Halberstram.


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I don't care much for her politics, but I liked this travelogue Greta did.
>Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges world leaders to do more. ”Doing our best is no longer good enough. We must now do the seemingly impossible,” Thunberg says in the Swedish Radio show “Summer on P1” where she takes us along her trip to the front lines of the climate crisis.



It was pretty insightful the first time I listened to it and now I'm going through it again. Basically a cognitive science perspective on the so-called meaning crisis and various philosophical approaches throughout history.



war nerd radio, the hosts are pretty likeable even though i don't agree with everything they say. they're left wingers but of the fairly reasonable type.

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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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>try to get better at drawing in your dreams.
Interesting. Today I did "dream" about drawing in the half-awake state before and after sleep. Is that what you mean?


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some realistic pokemon interpretations

you say you do studies but are you actually applying them and doing stuff from imagination/personal projects? why did you start drawing in the first place? are your studies goal-oriented (e.g. practicing blending, practicing anatomy, etc)? if all you do is study and not apply it, regardless of if it they're goal-oriented or not, there's no surprise that there's not a lot of progress.

it sounds like you're much too focused mentally on failure which i don't blame you. i am too. most of us in this thread have to be. i'm not gonna give you some bullshit pep talk because i know mental/mindset changes come from introspection and not some person over the internet giving you weightless bro advice. the biggest takeaway however is that you are aware of deviantart-tier artists and the lack of progress that they demonstrate and that's already your biggest weapon against your fear in my opinion. you will be fine. your study/imagination pieces should roughly be 50/50, or at least strive for that so your studies are going somewhere.

what does 'get better at drawing in your dreams' even mean? are you trying to perpetuate that stupid head drawing meme?


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Will not finish this.


love that wizzie, super cute


I wish you would finish it anon

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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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I don't think that's the case. Imo that wiz mentioned two of the very best novels the genre has to offer, with Dune maybe being the best one to date. Many Hugo reciptients novels from those days are rather shitty (I'm looking at you Starship Troopers, Way Station and don't think I'll forget all my wasted time on you, Forever War, though that's a more recent one.)


Perhaps its just all bogged down by people wanting allegory for their beliefs so the "themes" are just echoes of their politics, attempts to appeal to a wider inclusive™ market, and a general cynicism everyone feels about the present and future. Like with other media.


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I've read almost entire Black Company series through the last three years. Not bad, but the only books you'd be looking for are the first three (I think they're called "The Books of North"). They're all great and complete in a sense, then it all just takes a downhill.

Not much to tell. Dark fantasy with a slightly moderate take on magic and supernatural. Reasonably violent. I believe the author served in military so that shapes his narration.


Shame that Gene Wolfe Died. The World Lost one of the best writers of fiction.


I've been getting into chinese fantasy novels, and while they're trope y, there's some pretty nice gems.

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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.



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?

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What do you think of how Kierkegaard turned down his chance at normie happiness with Regine Olsen so that he could be a volcel christian? He wrote the whole book "Diary of a Seducer" so she would just think she was taken advantage of by an evil PUA, and not know the truth that he was a noble wizard.


>John Gray | Progress is a Myth (Video Essay)
A bit of more modern pessimism from John Gray, there's a lot of discussions with John Gray but this is neat and short.


>Sorites paradox
>Is a bale of hay still a bale of hay if you remove one straw? If so, is it still a bale of hay if you remove another straw? If you continue this way, you will eventually deplete the entire bale of hay, and the question is: at what point is it no longer a bale of hay?
God, some people just have too much free time. Here's your definitoin of a heap: it's pic related. Nobody's ever mistaken a heap for, say, a wasp or vice versa. This definition is enough. Definitions of such things shouldn't go beyond their usefulness in daily life. That's where the discussion should end, all else beyond that point is just pointless semantics.


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the pic I forgot about


It's not about the word or semantics. In this case the bale is just an easy to understand model. The paradox is important for things like data analysis. If you have a set of numbers and some are outliers, how many outliers can you delete before the data set has lost meaning and no longer reflects reality?

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New thread.
Discuss all weapons.
Keep your bad temper and normie posturing to yourself, please. This is not the martial arts thread.

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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Isn't that poaching? Or do you buy fly tags by the dozens?




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I quite like the poleaxe and would enjoy owning one or some had I an appropriate yard and the money for a high-quality reproduction or good condition antique.


what would you do with it?


I think it would be fun to swing around and get a feel for it and check out treatises and manuals people wrote through history, besides just displaying it somewhere in home of course. It would be fun I think to practice some proper forms with it, and then rig up some test cutting/striking.

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