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Book discussion.
Previous thread: >>54504

So it's been about a year since I read Arabian Nights (>>54901, >>54902) and last night I was staring at the ceiling before going to bed and out of nowhere felt like going through it again and started reading. Not sure why, I think it's because it turns out it's my favorite literary work out there. This was not obvious to me until very recently but it's becoming clearer now. Let's see how a second reading feels like. I feel like this book is everything I look for in literature. Weird fantasy, horror, mystery. It feels exotic and outlandish and you never follow the same people for long. You catch them at the turn of the tide, just before the angel of death comes for them. It races through this odd, tragic world at a steady pace, highlighting the shitshow that is humanity. Beasts, monsters, men and succubi who in their fear and ignorance become even more cruel and unpredictable than a Djinn. Ghouls feeding their young with the flesh of a young prince. Warm colors of a beautiful palace, where the powerful fill their stomachs with delicate pastries in a hurry, before their inevitable demise. The peaceful, lulling sounds of a gentle breeze in the desert. Dromedaries feeding on the flowers of an Acacia tree under a clear bright sky. Fishermen dreaming about rings of sorcery inside the belly of a blue tilapia. Forgotten ruins, forgotten, sleeping demons. I want to go back to those places again and when you read it, for a moment, you're there.

Also I got a warning for posting 'test' on the previous thread. Apologies, I wanted to check if it was still bumping and forgot to delete it.
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Just finished The Book of Disquiet. Such a relatable book, especially Pessoa's takes on matters like tedium and boredom. The way he describes the suffering that comes along with such feelings made me feel like I was reading my own diary.


Any good non-fiction or fiction books about wizards like us? Couldn't find any.


Strongly considering selling my books and only keeping several valuable ones with lifelong reading value


I almost exclusively read ebooks today


Most books have pretty low resell value.
Not sure if that influences your decision ether way.

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who's in making a video game together? I was thinking about a visualnovel, with japanese style design. I was thinking about something horror-y like higurashi or corpse for example.
making a japanese style would be great, and I think a lot of people would like to.
I think theres a lot of otakus/weeaboos who would love to make a project and I think wizardchan can be a good platform with solid people.
what do you think?
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is anyone here interested in collaborating on a megaman fan game? I have some basic game story thought up and I know a little programming/made some small games years ago by myself in C and java


I think there's programs available to make mega man fangames and mega man romhacks which should make this a lot simpler.


mega man is for crabs


Just play this. The gameplay is fun, the maps are good, and the weapons/setting is all pretty faithful to the series


i remember before i could program, i had no problem making assets and art and stuff. but that is boring as hell now. the most interest part of a game is the programming, solving problems with trying to create code to define the game. but once those problems are gone or the problem isn't interesting… no desire to continue

im sure this in some form can be generalized for other parts of game dev, besides programming. and so i feel the only way for certain people (who will never make a game) to actually make a game, is to do some sort of game jam and rush something out, before you become bored and disinterested with it

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Who here likes to walk? Where do you walk? How long do you walk for? What kind of shoes do you like to wear? Do you take photos?
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I walk downstairs and then upstairs to my room


>nowhere else really does it
Because it is a horrible idea, horribly wasteful, absurdly difficult to maintain, replace, and repair, and absolutely insainly expensive.
Oh, and the ones that rely on pressurized oil for insolation and water proofing are ticking time bombs for irreversible environmental disasters that have a side effect of occasionally exploding oil directly into the ground water table when they fail.
Only in cities that are basically built on a extensive underground tunnel network like certain parts on new york where underground powerlines actually make sense.
Everywhere else it's the result of corruption or extreme stupidity.


I believe one of the tipping points for making that call here was a certain hurricane that swept in during mild and damp ground conditions, supposedly it swept down 70 million m3 worth of forest over one night, and ruined 20000 miles worth of powerlines, it took 20 days to get the power back everywhere and in that time 600000 people were without electricity. Ground cables are indeed a lot more costly to lay, more difficult to maintain but they also require significantly less maintenance during their lifespan, as for the environmental aspect there seems to be just as many arguments against the overhead lines.


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I am out on a walk right now,but resting to type. Very comfy, new scenery. I type this next to the river. Peaceful is an understatement. I hear birds. In hours I've seen three people, and one was a clerk serving me. Anyone gonna geoguess my location?


I want to walk so bad. If I could just walk empty forests and riversides for the rest of my life I might be at peace.

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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.

last thread
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shadow ring


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nice giraffe


Is that Lamb Chop?



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

Last Thread:

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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what kind of book it is?


It's literary fiction about a man trying to find redemption in a religion he no longer believes in, but it's really about finding beauty. It's a rumination of my readings of Bulgakov, Kafka and Huysmans.


I remember being 18




nobody wizards responded to my poem when i posted it so i'm posting it again for wizards to respond to again

"We wizards"
- Wrote with Windows Wordpad

We who wish we were wiser
Will withdraw with whimsical writings when websites wane

We who wear wide waistbands
Will watch weight when wheezing wakes

We who wank weekly without washing
Will wring water where wand wags when warm weather warps wax

We who wander where woodland wildlife wriggles
Will warp when winking womanfolk wrap whoreishly

We who waste within walls without windows
Will work when wicked wageslaves withhold whispers, warnings, whines.
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Any wizards play yugioh?

I collect the cards, though I don't really play the game. I'm 26 and still live with my parents as a hikki, so my parents are trying to force me to get a hobby to get me out of the house so I"m thinking of playing the game at my local card shop
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anyone who got a crush on this archetype, I can't wait for more support. anyone who's lile me and can't wait to get the kashitra ball. also for the visas lore, there's this bule monster on some cards on the manadome archetype and I wonder if its the new monster lore (wind one?) what do you think, thank you for being enthuisastic


please someone to talk with me about yugioh


I played the DS yu-gi-oh games but I could only really win by cheesing life drain abilities like Solar Flare Dragon. Bread and butter was that, UFO Turtle, Flameveil, Backfire, and Dark Room of Nightmares.


I also played yugioh but it was on gameboy emulator on mobile, I was pretty good and got a good fusion deck but it doesnt work nymore and I don't find the game anymore, do you know what could it be?


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Does anyone here do deadlifts? I'm thinking about working to get a god-tier deadlift. My first goal is to make it up to 405lbs deadlift and then see how far I can take it from there. Right now I can do 255 for 5x5. Any wizbros here with tips?

Right now I'm 80 lbs overweight and need to stop eating so much food. The problem is I'm addicted to food and since I'm a 28 year old virgin, it's not like I have much else to do so it's gonna be hard to cut back on the food. Does anyone also have tips on how to feel full and not feel the need to eat food?
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> lower risk of injury
actually good advice because i always fuck up my rhomboid somehow. and then it's like days of not being able to move my arm/neck and staying stiff like a mummy waiting for it to heal. the only exercises ive been able to do consistently are calisthenics, pushups, situps, and the like. using weights is such an unnatural form of exercise but it feels so good


what exercise routines do you guys follow?


i lift heavy objects until my muscles hurt then I eat eggs


eating eggs and sucking seed is homo


The eggs are unfertilized, wiz.
Nevertheless, I'd eat raw cock testicles for the test boost, so potentially fertilized eggs are no cals off my tongue.

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I now consider researching conspiracy theories to be a hobby of mine. Of course, as a hikki, this information is of literally no use to me whatsoever, and I do not have the charisma to "educate" others. It is simply a pastime.
Many people act like simply researching these very alternative ideas is damaging in and of itself. Popular on wizchan youtuber named "K9 Aversion" recently announced she will no longer be creating content simply because people among her fanbase were discussing 5G towers and anti-vaxx ideas within her communities. Discussion alone is so offensive? Why? I do not even believe many of the ideas proposed myself and just enjoy thinking about them.
Because of these extreme reactions, I feel it necessary to give this disclaimer. Again, I do not necessarily believe the things proposed in this thread but rather enjoy thinking about it.

Please do not discuss theories that are political in nature in this thread. I don't want it to be deleted, although I find them interesting as well.

Some examples I've been thinking about lately:
- Alien abductions are real, however they differ from the normalfag idea of an alien abduction in that real abductions occur spiritually and not physically. And these abductions are NEVER to your benefit and you leave very unhealthy and emotionally damaged. They happen during the sleep normally, however sometimes they can happen while awake and when this happens it's similar to a date rape drug– you have a 2-5 hour blank spot in your memory when you "wake up" and have a feeling of general unease.

- The extension of the flat earth theory which claims the entire sky is a hologram, and sometimes that no planets except Earth exist. There are many youtube videos that document sky hologram "glitches".
- Alternatively (not flat earth related), that the sky is itself a giant living organism and that it sometimes sends shards of itself down to attack or observe people (they look like blue blankets and fly at great speeds.)

- You can fall through the ground like a video game glitch and get stuck in an infinite void on certain parts of the planet.

- Dinosaurs existed up until the early 1900's as evidenced by dinosaur tracks on the top layer of the earth that are way too well preserved to be from 60,000,000 years ago.

- Some gnostic wizards think that if they become spiritually elevated enough that they can cease ingesting food of any kind and live heaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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this isn't evidence that pinephone is compromised


Yeah,I may have inadvertently sprent FUD. I tried to find a source to post and it appears the Linux Sunxi project is concerned with deblobbing the firmwares. Not 100% on that


yeah sad. you could make a dial phone easy enough. the issue even with that however is all signals are tapped and recorded

that is as simple as possible for a phone and even that is impossible in the end


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> Fracking is safe! Why won't you believe us? It will definitely not poison your groundwater! You're just a luddite opposing progress!

'Finally, Some Justice': Fracking Company to Pay Millions for Poisoning Town's Water
"This case proves once and for all that drilling and fracking contaminated our drinking water," said one Dimock, Pennsylvania resident.
November 30, 2022

Environmental justice advocates celebrated Tuesday when a fracking company accepted responsibility for poisoning drinking water supplies in Dimock, Pennsylvania. "Dimock residents have known for 14 years that Cabot Oil & Gas is guilty of contaminating our water."

Nearly 14 years after a well explosion on New Year's Day 2009 revealed to Dimock residents that methane had percolated into their groundwater, Cabot Oil & Gas pleaded no contest to 15 criminal charges, including nine felonies. The notorious driller, now owned by Coterra Energy, was featured in the 2010 HBO documentary Gasland.

In addition to taking full responsibility for destroying the small rural town's drinking water supplies for the first time—following more than a decade of denial and alleged harassment of residents—the Houston-based company agreed to pay $16.3 million to build new public water infrastructure and to cover the costs of delivering clean water to those who have been harmed for the next 75 years.

‘Gasland’ driller will pay millions for new water system in Dimock
Cabot Oil and Gas admits responsibility for contaminating drinking water wells
November 29, 2022

It began with an explosion on New Year’s Day 2009. Soon, residents of the tiny rural community of Dimock discovered dangerous levels of methane gas had seeped into their private water wells.

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Udo Ulfkotte, who blew the whistle that the CIA was forcing european journalists who print their content. This guy wrote a book on it, and died the exactly same year. The book was stopped from being printed and now is practically unheard of in the english speaking world. Interesting stuff

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i have been doing a quiz every day

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In relevance to geography, my education was pretty much zero. No learning geography for the United States, Europe, Asia, or Africa. The only geography lessons I got were of my own state and the seven continents.


How much did you remember? I want to know if I'll remember this a few years from now.


I had a hard time with West Africa until I saw a colonial map and saw the French got the leftover space


I got a good 80% on my first try, few more and I was back to where I was. The format this website uses for memorisation is really good, wish there was stuff like this for history and other topics.
With regards to Geography education, I was pretty much the same. We weren't taught any countries through school, 'Geography' was more to do with stuff like volcanoes and earthquakes (At least here in the UK), so this was my first time really learning about the countries of the world.


>We weren't taught any countries through school, 'Geography' was more to do with stuff like volcanoes and earthquakes (At least here in the UK), so this was my first time really learning about the countries of the world.

What in tarnation? What an interesting thing to focus on for geography. I heard that some Europeans focus on countries and things like mountain ranges, lakes, etc. Land stuff. I'm sure the education differences are different in states, anyways. I'm glad to have educated myself more than other Americans, at least.


americans are fed the intelligent brit trope since birth, we associate their silly accent with gigabrain geniuses. the reverse for britain, they are fed the dumb american trope, a staple in british comedy. in reality we are as dumb as each other for most things.

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Is anyone here in to 3D modelling? Planning to start?

What programs do you use? Are you working on animation, models to publish, or building environments to render pleasantly? If you plan to export to a game engine, check out ( >>>/games/8456 )
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So, Blender is trying to be a free version of Maya and 3DS Max. It has some problem, but those two are its goals.
Blender is not and should not try to replace any other CAD software. If you want a CAD software, you look for a CAD software.


Max and Maya have global grids; snapping to a global grid isn't something exclusive to CAD packages. It's a common-sense feature. Blender just got functional pixel snapping for UV editing, so why not add that in 3D? Besides, blender also touts itself as a game development toolkit. Any game level designer is going to need a global grid to author precise square nodes, especially for portalflow through doors and such.

You could tell an AutoCAD user who wants to model by 3D sculpting to go use Blender, but don't tell a Blender user who simply wants to quantize measurements to whole numbers to go use AutoCAD.


No. Blender is trying to be everything except proper CAD.


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Megaman inspired adult toy

Made in Blender 3.2 (cycles)


this is what blender is made for

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