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Any type of writing is allowed, from lyrics, to poetry, to essays, and anything in between.

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Some discussion starters for the thread:

>What are you writing right now?


>What's your favorite thing to write about?


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


>What literary devices do you implement in your writing?


>Is there anything that you're planning to improve on in your writing?
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Human life is transient, an ephemeral drop of water from an eternal rainfall, it manifests as a particularisation of the will but then reforms back into the will – losing its individuality – the atman or meta-consciousness is illusory, as in that is merely a particular transient object of something immortal. Brahma, the immortal will, the primordial, where causality itself can not apply to. It is the fundamental building block of transient existence. There is not why it exists, and that is why there is no fundamental meaning of existence, all meanings of existences are conceptual abstractions. Only objects have true purpose, humans apart from their will to life are nothing but beings who have brought this meaning to conceptual abstraction. To find meaning, we must know that we are transient beings, and that when we our returned back to the infinite will, we are as finite beings capable of conceptual abstractions, who build upon the edifices of the will, a certain personality based upon the reflections of experiential states. When we die, our primal “consciousness” is returned back and us the transient “observer” a function of experiential states being self-reflected on, disappears. This is what is meant by reincarnation, because we are intrinsically Brahma or will, that is our essence extrinsically we are us, the person who reflects upon experiential states. Animals do not have a reflective observer and thus are closer to brahma, humans are an absurd being capable of self-reflection of will and find the world through its temporal-spatial scaffolding absurd! Only with the recognition that this absurdity is merely the human conception of ‘causality’, causality can not be applied to the primordial and with these contradictions’ existentialism entails. The reason Abrahamic conceptions of God are so criticized is because benevolence entails the reduction of suffering, just as one wishes his child the bests and not to suffer excruciating pain leaves one imagining that only a God that finds himself enamoured by the suffering of lesser beings could create such a world – but the world is so filled with beauty, unimagine beautifulness that the horrors of the world are subsidiary to it. But the will is neither good or evil, for those are only conceptual abstractions. Good is merely the altruistic concern we have over others for our own survival, what is civilisation but a social pact that prioritizes the collective rather then the individual, we find ourselves tired Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

 No.62813

I wrote another book, a short one. Finished it around a year and a half ago just never bothered promoting it. Here's both a free copy and the amaZOG link to it if you wanna support me buying one it is much appreciated.

files.catbox.moe/4s8yl4.pdf
amazon.com/dp/B09B1QNGR1

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>>62813
>amy freeman
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODS

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>>62816
probably just a fake name. you can publish to amazon kindle using any author's name. i have tons of old public domain stuff listed, nothing in my real name

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>>62816
It's just a pseudonym calm down



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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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>>61435
There is a wagie in each of these windows.

 No.61437

some really wonderful stuff in this thread

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>>61437
Agreed, I never thought of photography as something I could get into, I'm more of a videographer but this thread makes me want to take photos

 No.62393

https://www.vintag.es/2016/04/stunning-vintage-photos-of-everyday.html

where do sites obtain vintage japanese photographs? is there some central archiver of this stuff? maybe japanese libraries?

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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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>>62811
>What do you think of his newer stuff? I thought its way worse and the lack of shading makes it hard to tell what you are looking at sometimes.
I like the idea of his current style, but the execution just feels bad. It feels like a bad fit for him. That kind of art style can work (tkmiz does something similar and pulls it off) but Nihei doing it is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. You can tell he just isn't into it. I think it would work a lot better if he did it analog and focused on the line work itself, like Keisuke Itagaki or Togashi. but Nihei's style always leaned heavily into value with only rough and dirty line work, his style just isn't fit for making the line work the focus.

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and now im out of boards. was good fun these past days. the blue one took 3 hours which was way longer than usual but it was the last and so i took my time, seeing how much better it looks (compared to the others) makes me want to redo them. since i have no more boards i just might, though i have completely used up all the red paint, the blue painting has none at all in it, just blue yellow black white

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>>62820
That blue one does look quite nice. Good job wiz.

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doodle

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>>62820
>first couple paintings since grade
>already making charming and pretty pictures
yeah you should keep it up.


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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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 No.62625

I'm trying to learn english and some things that i do are for example, change the language to english on my pc and my phone, watch youtube videos in english and make post like this one that help improve my writting and my reading

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>>41822
i have a physical book for learning chinese, haven't touched it in a decade

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>>59072
How long did it take you? Trying to get through Spanish then French. How did your roadmap look like for the romance languages?

 No.62812

Whats up with all the people here trying to learn 2 or more languages at the same time? I thought it was a no-brainer that it's incredibly inefficient to try and learn several languages at the same time.

 No.62819

>>62812
adhd tards on ritalin get bored and switch activities every 5 minutes. they'll drop both languages in less than a month and watch steven universe (2 episodes then drop it) instead, or whatever garbage catches their fleeting interest.


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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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>>47407
Iron Goddess of Mercy is outstanding oolong tea.

 No.62415

I've been enjoying some cold brew tea for the summer. Less flavourful than normal brewing however.

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Get "Té de 7 Azahares" ("7 Blossoms Tea" in english), it tastes like heaven and it helps you with anxiety in case you have it. Add a bit of evaporated milk for maximun flavor.

 No.62814

I got some green Tea at a Vietnamese store some time ago, but I've yet to try it. I'll probably end up drinking a lot less tea than the average connoisseur. I can't really get myself to make tea or anything at all these days. I also find it hard to try new things. Still, I might be able to read a book about tea every once in a while, so I can probably talk about that when I finish a tea book. I do a lot more black tea than green tea, and I usually use a lot of tea per cup, so samples don't seem viable.

I do like tisanes though. Rooibos is by far my favorite.


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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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>>60643
We're following a couple of old published campaigns stitched together with a twist here and there by the DM and it's actually quite nice. I really don't think it's his fault, everybody is enjoying it a lot. It's 5 people and the DM and another guy are in their late 40s or so and have been playing this stuff forever. In fact I'm the only noob in there. I was maybe a little unfair on my first post. When I'm actually there playing it it's OK and there are some good moments but in general, if say this thing fizzled out tomorrow I wouldn't care much about it and I wouldn't bother finding another game, either. I don't think it's the DM's or the campaign's fault, it's just me.

Also, I said it's just another game and it is, but I do think it's much better than video games. I mean I never bothered to play a particular video game for more than a week but here I am playing D&D for 3 months now, so it's something. What I'm trying to say is I do get this can be very fun for a lot of people to the point of becoming the best thing in a person's life. Unfortunately I don't think it's my case.

>D&D and other tabletop rpgs are best played in-person.

I'm sure it is. It must be even better if you're playing with actual friends that you care about. Better yet would be to play this when I was a teenager and didn't have a care in the world but I'm in my early 30s, I'm broke and my parents are old, so lots of concerns that get in the way of immersion.

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>>60644
Well I think we all have our issues. It's been a good escape for me, a means to get out of depression for a time. And it could be that you'd make a better DM than a player. I prefer being a DM. I like being creative and telling stories.

Have you considered that the game would perhaps work better for you if you were the one running it?

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>>60642
>>60644
Well, the campaign is over. We wrapped it up a couple days ago. It lasted a little over a year. Amazing how lucky I was to find an online game that lasted this long with just a couple of guys having to be replaced along the way due to irl stuff. I have a castle now and retainers, also we're basically demigods at this point and slaughtered our way through 90% of the Monster Manual, so we called it quits after the the death of another big bad.

What can I say, I'm happy to have had the experience. The guys are already talking about playing something else, Jesus Christ, I so wished I had the passion for rpgs like that. I said I loved playing it (emphasized that part a lot) but I was a little burned out and was going to take a break from gaming for a couple of months. We're keeping contact on Discord in case I want to come back for a monster of the week or some other thing they'll probably be playing soon. It amazes me how some people can enjoy this so much for decades, I wish I was like that. I'm repeating myself but man.

>>60647
How are your gaming wiz? I hope you're still enjoying it and escaping depression and whatever else through it. I'm sorry I didn't respond your question, I completely forgot to ever posting itt. I would be a terrible DM, I can't keep up with loads of information and I'm not very organized. I guess I'm decent as a player but can't imagine myself DMing anything.

What else can I say. D&D is nice. I had hopes for the longest time it would be my main hobby and time waster but it's not. It got kinda close though.

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>>61898
Wow, I just saw this. Sorry for the late response. My gaming is going well. We're playing several games at once. We're doing some old school gaming using 80s D&D and we're also playing a few 5th edition campaigns. There's always something going on as the group seems to be getting bigger and we all have plenty of free time.

I guess D&D has given me something to look forward to.

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>>61898 is me. I'll be playing some D&D again soon. My mood for this stuff is like a roller coaster. Sometimes I'm super excited for it when I'm flipping through the books, sometimes I feel like I never want to play this shit again. One day I see all the cool possibilities, next day it feels like it's complete garbage. It's not a good quality of me and it really ruins my fun half the time. The group will be starting a small thing and I figure I can at least endure 5 or 6 sessions. I'm very conflicted about a lot of things but for some reason D&D really brings it out, I think it's because you have to interact with people too much and it never gets comfortable like you would with a video game. Oh well.

>>62357
That's amazing. Several games at once? I wish I had that enthusiasm. Maybe if I found a text only to play it would feel better. Having to endure people talking and worse, having to talk really burns me out.


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Previous thread: >>25265
>The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
https://plato.stanford.edu/index.html
>List of unsolved problems in philosophy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_problems_in_philosophy
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>>55051
I've been thinking this is quite a shame recently. Where are the philosophers of the stoa nowdays? Why do we not have men prowling around asking if anyone knows what justice is? Not even one public masturbator? All "philosophers" in our time just quiver behind the gates of their precious academy. It's pathetic.

 No.62476

I read an intro to buddhism book and I found it quite dissapointing. The primary motivation is the problem of suffering but if there is no essential self then there is also nothing for dukkha to attach to and any suffering that is experienced is just one among many impermenant phenomena. I suppose this would be fine on its own for a therepeutic approach to life but the morality of buddhism insists that we have compassion for other beings despite the fact that their dukkha is also an impermanent phenomena and they have no essential being for any compassion to attach itself to.

Upon my current understanding, the only legimate path that the buddhist tradition reveals is the pratyekabuddha, one who seeks personal enlightenment and is not concerned with helping others to get enlightened. I admire the detachment that the buddha encourages but I feel on my path I must also extend this detachment to suffering and compassion as well.

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>>62476
Just read the Metaphysics of Schopenhauer, and then the Upanishads, and advaita vedanta texts.

 No.62791

What do you think about Nietzsche?

 No.62795

>>62476
Ridding yourself of compassion for others to remove your own suffering is edgy; a world without compassion would be a place of immense suffering.

However, if this is your belief then I think you should definitely look into Hinduism. Much more up your street and matches what you say.



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What are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
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>>53574
I scavenge animal bones, pelts, skulls and anything cool from the beach to make sculptures.

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 No.62578

Sunbathing.

 No.62591

chess. you can obviously consume all the learning material you want but you can also just get good by basically playing a ton of games on the internet or against a computer if you try to learn from them

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>>62155
wheres my intermittint fasting bro


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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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>>62213
Another map update, albeit a small one. Collected a bunch of subdivisions in Croatia and Bosnia.

>>62459
The stretch I cycled from London to Portsmouth was kinda shitty. The Southwest is a lot nicer, particularly the River Avon area. Haven't been to Cornwall.
England in general is pretty alright actually, both for cycling and in terms of scenery. The North has a bunch of stunning national parks and areas of natural beauty, some of the most beautiful shit I've seen on my travels in Europe. Even Northern England's industrial heritage has a certain charm. Bongs tend to be good cunts.

Bongland is infinitely nicer than neighboring Ireland IMO which somehow has a way better reputation despite being lame as fuck for the most part.

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>>62620
What was the absolute best country you have been to?

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>>50303
I am a yuropoor and i would lile to go somewhere nice and not too expensive for a bit. Do you have places you have been to you would recommend?

 No.62760

>>50377
>who doesn't know russian.
You do realize they actually have their own languages? If you went there speaking Russian you'd probably get beaten up

 No.62765

>>62760
Are you joking?
Russian is still the lingua franka in central asia many people speak besides their own language and you can get by using it.


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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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Thought you guys should know this site I've been using, when it comes to finding a lot of these comfy photos that I've posted on this thread.

Link - https://www.flickr.com/


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