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Remember, anything from novels to lyrics are allowed to be posted and discussed.

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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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Finishing up stories is something a lot of writers cant even do. The fact that you can put out a finished product automatically puts you above many of the scrubs, college professors even, who just never pushed themselves all the way.

just wanted to throw that out there.


Yeah that's why you get the ideas down as fast as possible into the words so you can remember them. This is another reason why a journal is helpful. As I kept writing I realized there's no way to turn out the 20k words needed to build up the dramatic tension of the image I had in my head. I got excited at something that would normally be an action scene or a climax, but without the setup to that climax/action scene the payoff isn't there for the reader.

So as a writer it's more about understanding what you are doing on the page, what you are trying for, what the words are building towards. But that can't happen unless you have writing down first.

I suggest bringing your expectations for your writing into your writing. That way you'll be more emotionally involved. You want your writing to be perfect? Write a character that wants writing to be perfect.

I had the same feeling of wanting every sentence to be perfect, then I understood that the feeling of 'perfection' is just a feeling that this sentence couldn't be anywhere else. You already read and enjoyed the book, so you're upset that when you go to write that your favorite novel+ awesomeness isn't spilling onto the page.

You're not writing a book. Before you write a book, you write to think about what a book may be about, write to test your own reactions to scenes, write to expose yourself to new patterns of sentences and combinations of language.

Without that consistent process of writing, and trying to express while writing, there is no progression. You can remain perfect, just never write and keep reading. Readers are perfect because they get to enjoy someone else's work, and if they get bored or tired of it they get to move on to someone else's writing with little fuss.

Thanks. I usually don't visit wizchan anymore because the majority of posts are draining pessimism but I came today out of some sordid interest. I'm still writing, still disliking my writing, still making long posts like these talking to anon expecting no answers in return.

Well, even if they answered I'd still keep typing anyways. Writing for me is mostly talking to myself, hoping that others are pleasantly listening.


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I wrote a book of poetry



I read it. I have Amazon Kindle Unlimited so I didn't have to pay, but I'm hoping it pays you something.

Read the first 2-3 pages normally, then I was flipping through the pages after that and looking through bits and pieces.
Anyway, none of your stuff had any form to it. Some of it sounded cool, some stuff was funny, but much of it seemed more like the rambling I'd hear from a schizophrenic hobo outside a public library.

Lastly, I hope you lay off the hard drugs and put your money/time into things that will raise your experience
Congrats on your publishing on something that is yours. It is an accomplishment.


Thanks for reading it. I'm sober btw… Yeah it's all stream of consciousness i'm going for that

>schizophrenic hobo outside a public library

kinda vibe. Working on a 2nd one now that is more direct, sparing of words, and edited down more. Learned a lot about how to write from this first one believe it or not. What to do, what not to do, etc. Next one i'm trying to go Quality over quantity. Thanks for reading it and thank you for your comment!!!

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>was never the guy
>never drew a dime
>over pushed and has over stayed his welcome
>most hated wrestler of all time
>worst babyface of all time
>worst face of the company
>worst promo skills ever displayed
>was carried by Seth & Dean
>has been fed legit stars like Cena, HHH, Taker, ect. and he still can't get over
>has buried many up and coming talents
>terrible wrestling skills, matches are sleep inducing and predictable
>Brock's personal jobber
>"Sufferin' Succotash"
>his bitch catchphrase is cringe
>only being pushed because of his skin color
>only reason he's employed is because of Dwayne
>even Dwayne couldn't get this loser over
>mark for himself
>his "fans" are either ironic contrarion neckbeards or retarded casuals, soccer moms, or fifth world Pakis.
>he lazily kept his SHIELD theme and look, proving he's stuck in the past
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Is anyone still watching? I've gotten back into wrestling. Even if it sucks now, it's one of those things from my childhood that has a fanbase that gets older with it.


I stopped watching WWE months and months ago when I realized how damn bored I was trying to sit through a whole episode of any of their programming (and and this was before Corona, it's even worse now), and gave up on AEW when they made Nyla the "succubi's" champ. Indy scene is full of virtue signalling bullshit, millenial snark and gymnastic guys who look like the people I buy coffee from down the street as opposed to intimidating fighters, I just can't get into it. I was content for a while to just listen to recordings of WOL and WOR (when it's not Jim Valley) and getting recaps from WrestleTalk, but in the last little while I don't even care enough for that. At this point the closest thing I do to consume wrestling is occasionally shitpost on a wrestling imageboard.

However, I still respect the industry as a whole for what it is and the kind of skill it takes to actually do it well. It deserves more respect than people give it in that regard, they just think "hurr durr fake fights anyone can do that" which is false and ignorant.


I watched each episode of SmackDown when it was taped and had the same roster as RAW. The opening theme was often the only saving grace. With such experience watching modern WWE is a piece of cake.

This Monday was so bad in general that I think taking list of tropes from TVtropes and just pick something using random number generator would create a far better product. Or using one thing from South Park.

205 Live is 20 minutes only now and is basiccally NXT's appendage. At least they show recaps since I don't watch weekly NXT. The PPVs became shorter which is good. I'll still watch regardless but Vince not pushing new talent enfuriates me more and more.


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2018 rumor that never came to life, but damn I like the logo.


I've been watching WWE, AEW, and started watching Impact. WWE's angles are too predictable and they screwed over a lot of people so Roman could be champ and dominate the scene and with AEW I just don't really like Jon Moxley or any of the people presented as faces and the Dark Order just seems corny as hell.

I'm also watching the ROH Pure Tournament since even though it's just what's left over after WWE raided it to put people on NXT, it's been good so far.

I'm such a mark that I now also watch NJPW. Ugh.


Every other board has their own /general/ and it might be better to post about little known hobbies here, rather than have a new thread that gets 2 replies.

How about horseback riding?
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I wanna dance to it


Musicwiz here. Made this track today. Good luck with dancing to it.



Low skill low effort intentionally unpleasant irritating non-music is satisfactory to you?


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Recently I had some money to spend, so I bought a beginner/small telescope to "stargaze" with. It's quite interesting to do, albeit I could see someone bore of it.

So far, I managed to see some of our planets and some sparkling stars with it. I also used it to to check out the nearby mountains and the city. It's quite a sight to see with one's own eyes (albeit very small) planets like Jupiter or Saturn. There's just something that I like about being outside alone in relative dark, and getting this hobby proved to also give that tendency a kind of boost.


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Anyone here use Linux for fun and profit?

I'm currently running debian with dwm as my window manager. I was curious to see what all the hubbub was about when it comes to minimalism and I gotta say I like some things about it. However, I'm still not fully convinced it's the end all be all of desktop computing or anything. There are still plenty of programs I like to use that are considered "bloated" by true minimalists.

Overall I'm more productive on my Linux system than I am on my Windows system. It feels good to know all the keyboard shortcuts in my system and be able to program new ones quickly and easily through config.h, and to be able to launch many programs near instantaneously. And the tiling and workspaces? It's absolutely gorgeous. I love having control of where everything goes without having to much about with window borders. I love having a group of programs open dedicated to performing a certain task, and then being able to instantly switch to another group of programs by just pressing alt+[num].
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>my dual monitor issue is actually a bug in xfce
Yes, and as you read in the first report:

>2012-01-10: The problem is that you cannot specify the primary display in a dual head setup. Normally you would use the xrandr command: xrandr –output CRT1 –primary to set the external screen as primary, so it gets the XFCE panel.

>2012-01-11: Xfce does not call xrandr CLI. It uses directly the API functions of libxrandr. That means, additional logic that is in xrandr executable should be reimplemented in Xfce code.
>2012-01-11: There's already code in xfce4-display-settings to support that feature. It should set an output as primary if the property /Default/<screen id>/Primary is true (e.g. /Default/LVDS1/Primary). And if you set an output as primary using xrandr and open xfce4-display-settings later, it shouldn't override the property.

This means you can fix it yourself if you wanted, using xrandr or by manually configuring the files under /etc/X11. There's no difference between what XFCE does and what xrandr does, they both use the same library which itself is built on an extension X offers.


>In X the background is just another window, called the root window. Programs like nitrogen or feh just replicate what xsetroot does. You could add xsetroot to your .xinitrc in ~/, and it will set the root window to a colour or background image you want. That's likely what's happening behind the scenes.

I only see the backgrounds I set with feh or xsetroot when I stop the desktop service (pcmanfm-qt).


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I'm not familiar with lxqt, but the readme for pcmanfm-qt (https://github.com/lxqt/pcmanfm-qt#pcmanfm-qt) says:

>The file manager functionality should be self-explanatory, handling of the desktop deserves some notes:

>To handle the desktop binary pcmanfm-qt has to be launched with switch –desktop set. Optionally switch –profile can be used to save settings specific to certain session types like the different desktop environments.
>In LXQt sessions, PCManFM-Qt is launched with theses switches set as LXQt Module.
>To configure the desktop there's a dialogue "Desktop Preferences". Technically it corresponds with launching pcmanfm-qt with switch –desktop-pref set. It is available in the desktop's context menu and included as topic "Desktop" in sub-menu Preferences - LXQt settings of the panel's main menu as well as the Configuration Center of lxqt-config.
>All switches (command line options) mentioned above are explained in detail in man 1 pcmanfm-qt.

It may be then that you can disable pcmanfm-qt from overwriting the wallpaper set using xsetroot, feh, or nitrogen if launched without the –desktop switch (likely under ~/.config/lxqt). That way you could keep the file manager side of pcmanfm-qt and use your own solution, like nitrogen, to handle your wallpaper.

You may also find these articles useful:
* https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXQt
* https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LXDE
There are sections on compositors to stop screen tearing and setting up a lock screen, which were things mentioned earlier.

There's also this issue which appears to mirror >>55242 (if you're the same anon): https://github.com/lxqt/lxqt/issues/1175

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I've actually been thinking almost since the the installation of Debian about using only a window manager, i like simplicity, but I'd been a bit intimidated to migrate, since I'd never used only a window manager much before for everyday use. I guess I'll do it sometime soon. Gotta read about what components I would need, what to install, what to delete, perhaps this Arch wiki page will help. Shouldn't be too hard.


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GNU/Linux user since 2004 reporting in. Only using for simple tasks and it just works. Started with Debian and recently moved to Busenlabs (going to Devuan someday).

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This year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.

Do you garden? How long? What plants?
How do you deal with having to go back to tasteless store vegetables during winter?


Not really anon. But you should try finding more people to talk about it on the sub.

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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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Same with all my youtube playlists, everything is around 20% dead links.
We need a better way of saving youtube vids


I didn't keep up with archiving the thread and can't remember if I kept the downloads since 3 years ago, sorry. Even documentary torrents by mvgroup have ended up with no seeds. Sad stuff

If you download youtube-dl from GitHub, and possibly a youtube-dl GUI project if command line annoys you, it can download playlists etc.


Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
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>Welcome to the Strangest Hotel
Welcome to the Foxes Hotel, the seaside hotel with a difference.

At this hotel all of the staff have special needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism, brain damage and mental illness. There are 54 students and all of them work their way through a tough three year placement designed to enable them to cope in the outside world and to handle a job in hotels and catering. There are thrills, spills, tears and laughter in this bold experiment which involves a steep learning curve for kids who have often come from a very protected, almost infantilised home background.


>The 104-year old Teenager | Hayley - World's Oldest Teenager
Born with the rare genetic condition Progeria, Hayley Okines ages eight times faster than healthy people. Now 13, her body has the medical age of a 104-year-old succubus.

The filmmakers have followed Hayley’s life since she was just four years old and in this film her condition enters a new and challenging phase. Hayley’s hip joints have deteriorated so much that she must wear a metal brace all the time, even in bed at night. She is unable to attend school regularly or move about freely. Like most teenage succubi Hayley is interested in Justin Bieber, shopping, looking pretty and finding a boyfriend but her body has entered the painful decline into physical old age her family has long feared.

Hayley is now old enough to be fully conscious of the ramifications of her condition but she refuses to be beaten by it.

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A thread to post about things you've built, altered, summoned, or conjured in to existence - where the process of which isn't covered by an existing thread.


Sometimes wizards will create something and wish to share it, but no thread related to the process exists. They may not wish to create a new thread due to /hob/'s slow nature and tradition of keeping threads alive for as long as possible. Making what he did may also not necessarily be a hobby of his, but he may want feedback from fellow wizards regardless.


If you wish to make a new thread for your creative hobby, then by all means do! But swing by here occasionally to see what other wizards are making too!
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that looks nice. no idea what the handle part is called, i want to say tang, but i broke that part of our dinky kitchen knife while trying to chop watermelon like a butcher, it flung away and stuck into the wall lol. happened a few days ago but seeing that reminded me


it's tang


Been working on making mods.
Spent like a week teaching myself how to retexture stuff.

Because I am not a artist they all look like total shit so far but I at least learned how to make it work and I am learning how texture mapping works.

If I actually make something that doesn't look like total shit will post it but for now I am just learning.


that hand shoe is from ducktape?

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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>51494
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I have finished Pan's Labyrinth and I have some choice words.

I hate the Captain, his men, and the faun. So much. The captain has tortured, killed innocents, hit a child and sacrificed her mother for a baby, killing a succubus in cold blood, etc. What a horrible, horrible man. **I'm very glad he got his mouth cut and stabbed a few times by Mercedes, but it wasn't enough. Him dying at the end with his child not knowing his name isn't enough. Death is oblivion. He is gone. He deserved a much worse fate. He had killed a farmer and his son, the doctor, and Ofelia. He deserves the same torture or worse. He deserves to rot. I think the same for his men, but to a lesser degree. Allowing anyone to torture is as bad as torturing yourself. I think, honestly, the movie had political undertones to it seeing as the Nationalist faction was perceived in a horrible light.

I absolutely hated the Faun by the end. What a manipulative piece of caca. During the entire film, he doesn't explain ANYTHING and demands trust from Ofelia. He does a few things to gain trust in her like helping Ofelia's mother with her pregnancy and saving her from her room when the captain locks it. Otherwise, he's literally just like her father: demanding and unstable. After the second task, the one where Ofelia must get a knife by drawing a door , sneaking past a buffet, and unlocking a door, he absolutely berates her for disobeying him by eating the food. He was full out yelling EVEN THOUGH he never explained the consequences of her actions. I swear to god he did this on purpose. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on his anger. Two of the fairies accompanying Ofelia died, we eaten, by that eyeless beast. I would be so sad to see innocents die… right? Regardless, he absolutely terrifies Ofelia by saying her soul is lost, she'll grow old, the magical people will be forgotten, and she'll never see them again. Then later, he "forgives" her and "gives her a second change" as long as she does EXACTLY as he tells her no questions asked. No questions. He's an absolute control freak and I swear he's manipulating her. The third task is to literally harm an innocent. I swear he was trying to prep her to harm her little brother. Of course, the last task was just a test, but if it were me, I'd be like, "a little blood? That's honestly not so bad." Then I would have done it. This is a kid by the way. The entire story beyond this fauPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


The Grandmaster


alien - old but very cool
galaxy of terror - neat but goofy and old
invasion of the body snatchers, the first remske from the 70s or 80s - old but interesting
revenge (2020) - cool gory reverse-slasher if thats a genre
ai rising - lame and dumb, i was in pain cringing at everything and from laughing at the production value

probably some more from the past week but thats all im remembering atm


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Just watched pic related. From the poster I feared it would be really ham-fisted, but it turned out to be a surprisingly good dystopian sci fi. Really well shot and with an interesting premise pertaining to some of the developing ideas and troubles of our time. Themes include secret societies, genetic modification and the intentional degeneration of the common man.


Remember being disappointed by this movie.

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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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What is Kiryo? Like a brief summary


Basically using ki or vital energy to heal or influence others.


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What's the meaning of this??


Had some good first steps in learning telekinesis today. The method I am using is creating a thoughform with the intent of being non-permeable to matter imbued, and using will to supply the force for pushing. I was able to pretty reliable move a tin foil psi wheel with a thoughtform in the shape of my hand that was mimicking my actual hand movements. Have to practice on making the non-permeable intent stronger so it doesn't slice through my fingers. After this I tried a basic ball. Had trouble at first, started working a lot better once I made sure that sensory input, the feeling from the foil, was being transmitted to me. I am having trouble maintaining both the form's connection to the physical psi wheel and the intent+will to push at the same time, right now I establish the connection to the physical and then I switch my intention to the pushing intention, which causes it to move. But sustaining this is tricky. Will need to practice more, but I have the basic method of action down I think.

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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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Yeah thanks, i appericate it.
im not a richfag or anything, but leica m6 with 35mm voitländer, shoot on cinestill 800T.


how did you convert it to digital?


a photo studio developed the negative pictures then scanned them to digital.


You can just scan negatives with a regular old scanner, then invert the colors to get a positive image. Home scanners with a function for this come with a kind of tray that holds the negatives in place. Though to get high-quality high-resolution images from 35mm you need a really powerful state of the art scanner, so it's better to pay a business that specializes in doing this. Medium format negatives are much larger so you can get good results even with a home scanner.


They sell specialized scanners for this sort of thing but I think lab offers the best quality at an affordable price.

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