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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit.
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You're not a wizard but a crab if you're still angry towards everything and have violent fantasies towards random people


No, that makes you a warlock. Crabs are different for other reasons.


Does anyone else here use private trackers to download movies?



>You're not a wizard

According to you. And you're just some random idiot who's childishly prejudiced towards those of a different temperament than yourself, twisting wizardry to suit your own retarded worldview. Also, for the millionth fucking time, wizardry is about being a 30, or 30+, year old virgin. That's it. Think before you speak next time, dumb wizkid.


I have days where I'm a peaceful mage and I have days where I'm a wrathful warlock. Wizards are human too, you know. I have various moods & ever changing emotional states just like anyone else. Either way, whether it's someone as placid as Christopher Knight, as an example, or someone as unhinged as Travis Bickle, both have their qualities I can empathize with & feel a cathartically satisfying connection to.


The state of you, go take your meds

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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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Its just leftist countries that hate Americans. Poland is the country that loves America the most right now. If you are bound to mobility scooter like most Americans you should check out the cities that have historical buildings, modern cities are boring.


Reading one Japanese comic per month is enough Japanese stuff for me, I have never understood the fascination with Japan, is that an Anglo thing? The only people I know that watch Japanese cartoons are Anglos.


I'm more interested in Taiwan. I've done some research on it and it seems like a really cool place. Had mainland china been managed like that, it would have been the most beautiful, culturally lush and economically prosperous country in the world by far. It's like a bizarre window into alternative history of "what china would have been if communists didn't fuck it up".


found the abo


>Poland is the country that loves America the most right now.

It's Kosovo. Not even a contest.

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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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No such thing exists.


Most things that people draw don't.


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Looks comfy but needs something to break up the walls & empty spaces. Is there a reason there are no windows? Maybe add some posters, a bin or other clutter.


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There must be a reason why almost all of the cartoons is calarts style. Maybe is because of the time they spend on the story
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Part of the problem is that the high production value animation that used to be done for feature films and such got completely gutted by 3d animation movies. For some reason this didn't really happen in Japan, but I cant tell you why.

Extremely high quality animation like in the Prince of Egypt or The Road to El Dorado just isn't done any more since it is just too costly compared to 3d stuff which seems to do just as well or even better in the box office. And like many fields, if you stop employing the best of the best animators then the general quality of the animations produced by the rest of the industry tend to go down as well. Now the industry is dominated by inexperienced and less expensive animators just out of school who don't have the skill that the old masters did.


Technological advances have made 2D animation cheaper, and if you look at Disney's budgets over time you can see that they started climbing in the 90s when 3D animation started being used, and once the movies went full 3D the budgets increased even more. But apparently 3D movies make so much more money that the extra cost is worth it.

The level of 2D animation in television was always poor to mediocre, and almost everything started being outsourced away to Asia in the 80s.

Asking why 3D didn't replace 2D in Japan is kind of like taking for granted that 3D replaces 2D, but from what I've been able to gather it happened in America because of the following (possible) reasons: 1. Toy Story and Shrek were big hits and something new, 2. a lot of low quality 2D movies came out, 3. 2D didn't make as much money as 3D, 4. the more flexible nature of making 3D animation may have been attractive to the suits, 5. Disney was already using so much 3D that they thought they may as well go all the way, 6. 2D animation was stale and stuck in a rut, and increasing doses of 3D animation were needed to proceed forward, 7. even video games in America dropped hand-drawn graphics and 2D gameplay in favor of 3D as soon as they could, suggesting that there's some general orientation towards 3D.

In anime, 3D didn't offer much that was new. It didn't expand anime to new audiences or introduce new types of storytelling or enable many things that weren't already possible with 2D techniques (that are still in use today). They have a very large and well-developed 2D industry that has great synergy with other forms of 2D media like manga, and the industry is so interconnected and reliant on freelancers and outside companies that it's a lot easier to work with 2D animation. The Japanese also prefer the aesthetic of 2D over 3D, 3D is more expensive too.


I don't think the budgets have really kept up with inflation, and they certainly haven't kept up with cost of living in the large cities that animation studios used to be. Also, asia and Korea in particular have had huge increases in the standard of living in the last 30 years and there really has not been an equivalent emerging replacement that that kind of animation could be sent to.


Adjusting for inflation, 2D movies (with or without extensive use of 3D) have still been cheaper. Disney's last 2D movie in 2011 cost only $34 million and apparently used no 3D animation, or nothing significant. It may seem like 3D must be cheap because computers make everything easy, but it takes time and money to develop all that technology (they don't just use off-the-shelf programs), create all the assets and animations, and have the computing power to render it all.

Even if Korea has become more expensive for TV shows, animation is still sent there because it's cheaper than doing it locally, and budgets are still anywhere from two to ten times higher compared to Japan. A lot of that money goes towards overpaying voice actors, because heaven forbid that someone in the entertainment industry has to settle for a middle class income.


>and there really has not been an equivalent emerging replacement that that kind of animation could be sent to
You don't pay attention to industry news I see.
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines, India, and Hungary have almost always been used too, with currently India and the Philippines being popular currently with production companies.

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any wizzies play wargames? if you want, we can discuss it in this thread. since /hob/ generally is very slow any sort of historical, napoleonic, or sci-fi game is welcome.

generally i play sci-fi stuff myself, battletech / 40k games just because that's what i'm mostly into. also i dabble in some RPGs as well, like shadowrun and dark heresy. i would like to, but have not had the chance to play WWII/modern wargames like bolt action or skirmish sangin, though i think it would be fun.

anyway, let me know what you like and we can have a chat about it.


It always seemed like the most expensive table top hobby one could ever take on.
I have been to a few shops and even sat in on a few games. The prices are outrageous.


does anyone know good purely solitaire games? preferably something specially designed for only one person like "ambush!" and not too complex


There are plenty of computer games to fit the bill, but as far a table top, none of the game systems are really ment to be played solo. It would be like trying to play most board games solo. Yeah you could do it, but the game isn't meant to be played that way, and it is a overall sad and futile experience.


chess, honestly.


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Paradoxcuck here, I'll pay for anything paradox wether its good or not.
Fav paradox game is Europa universally 4, Victoria 2, Hearts of Iron 3/4 (prefer modded 3). Can never get in crusader kings or sterallis, what interest you guys about paradox

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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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is the gif color cycling or animated?


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fatcats are comfy

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Any Wiz here interested in Stocks? I've been having fun on a practice account with questrade building my own portfolio that simulates the actual stock market with pretend money. I do have a couple hundred saved up that I'm thinking of investing sometime soon as well. When I signed up for the account I just used a fake name and throwaway e-mail, and for the phone number I used questrades very own support number.
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All-in on Chainlink


Has anyone here ever used robinhood? Would you recommend it?


Now would be a good time to move your money to something else that won't lose value in a crash. Stocks are over-valued. Traditionally after the bond yield curve inverts, stocks do extremely poorly, losing like 40-60% of their value usually. I think they will lose less this time thanks to the decimation of the treasury bond market as a viable alternative, but to be safe you should get your money out of stocks now.


And you say this based on?


Likely all the shit happening in China and the consideration that most of the world’s economy is at least partly dependent on China

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Who here is into dragons? Did they really exist? What’s your favourite media featuring dragons?
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I see people every day wearing dragon shirts, with dragon phone wallpapers, going home to dragon posters and figurines, then masturbating with dragon dildos to .MOV files of dragons. If that's not a hobby then what is


I kinda want a dragon dildo, anyone use them before?


I just fap to them


>an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.

I will say it again.
Not a hobby.


I guess depression, masturbating and staring at wizchan threads are hobbies too.

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I think I just found the simplest baking recipe ever. I might actually make this. Even the laziest fuck in the world could make this. Looks like a good tea snack, too.



1 bag glutinous rice flour (400 g)
1 tbsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups milk or coconut milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9″ or 9″ x 13″ cake pan.
2. Mix all the ingredients until batter is smooth.
3. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
4. Serve warm or cold.


Looks good, when I get some coconut milk I will try it.


Last week I made an old standby, chicken gravy on top of white rice. The gravy is flour in water with bouillon and browning sauce, meat and a little salt. But this time I added some curry powder, a non-spicy kind (if those exist) that has bay leaf in it among other things. I think it was the McCormick spice brand curry powder. Anyway the aroma was insane, and the hint of bay leaf really topped it off.

I made it again this week. It was as good as the first time.


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Sounds delicious



Yes. Beans.

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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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It isn't super hard to learn, but it is super hard to master.



this one is a lot better on the same subject.

Nuestra Santisima Muerte Our Most Holy Death


Always wanted to learn about this, thanks for the link.


Travel & Cuisine shows are documentaries too.

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