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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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Wow you have visited many countries. How were spain, greece and romania ? Where did you go ? Would you recommend it ?


do you really wanna vacation someplace known for kidnapping gringos for ransom


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I really only care about going to Japan nowadays, but there are a few other places that it would be cool to see, but that I doubt I will ever visit. Japan mostly so I can practice my Japanese and just see stuff that I've read about or seen in anime in person.


how was Ireland? did you see any cool rocks there?


I’m going to Germany Belgium and the Netherlands in a couple months. I like history and culture. So I want to see the museums and art and architecture and shit. Do you have any recommendations?

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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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Drew these looking out my window.


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Wonder wich setting on my phone does this, pictures all seem brighter than they look like through that photo screen. Cant even see the difference between the sky and the clouds in pic #24.
I also reached a milestone: 25 pictures in total and 1 month of time invested with 1-3 hours per picture. A genius would paint somewhat good now. Someone gifted passable and someone talented would definetely show improvements… Getting to old and tired searching for my talents. Atleast its somewhat enjoyable, should be fun once I reach the ok stage.

nice and clean clouds


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Tried out L-Theanine combined with caffeine last night. (1 dr pepper and 200mg of l-theanine)

Makes me serene and allows me to focus on things. Very big difference. I highly recommend it. Enjoying it again right now. I did this excercise last night while using it (among other things I accomplished with my focus, e.g. writing script to change my tablet's mappings easily, modded Crusader Kings 2 a bit). Will post after I practice drawing for an hour right now. I'm studying hands right now.


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Studied 'Drawing Dynamic Hands' by Hogarth, then later that night I took l-theanine + caffeine again and drew these.


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tried 2 older ones again to test wheter I improved a little or not.
Had one of those days on wednesday, was only able to do the sketch. Spent 3 hours on it where only 1 was me actually doing anything. I guess I fucked up less with 29. Also the fuck is wrong with my cellphone camera? Was I just shaking while I took them today? Eh, not that they look any better.

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Post good (spoken) books in this thread.

I'll start with the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Such a good narration.
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The Kybalion (1908) by Three Initiates

It's really good shit if you have even the faintest interest in the occult or Hermeticism. Really puts other occult writings and concepts into perspective as well as unlocks their full potential.


have u listened to pigmalyon


The play based on the greek legend of the guy who fell in love with a statue?



No, I am not in the usual habit of listening to plays.

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Bicycles ~ good for getting around short distances easily.
Or when the power goes out..
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Thankfully they build a seperated bike path that goes most of the way like a couple years ago so I only have to deal with cars for a 1/3 or the ride, even then still having a bike lane, if you can call a strip of paint with nothing to stop some cager from slamming into you a bike lane.


They're overpriced and break very easily but I do wish, as a neet, that I still had one (now that I have plantar fasciitis from walking all over (even though no longer obese)).

Also cops bully you if you ride at night without lights on and even if you're on the sidewalk is illegal so if they want they can hassle you over that too, being on it to begin with. I'm not getting hit by cars and having normalfaggots launch missiles into my back and whatever else so fuck that. During the day you get nuked by the sun in contrast.

I've never broken a chain before, my issue was always the inner tubes (of which cars do NOT have as it is literally designed to break).

I wish bicycles were made with three wheels always, to move slower, and designed more like a penny farthing so as to not even have a chain. If not that then gears and no chain. They could build these to last if they wanted. If slow enough you could make the wheel solid steel and just go five miles per hour the entire time with no rubber and then coat the ground with rubber instead, but no, course not.

Anyway if not for normalfaggots honking and the price I'd want a penny farthing so I can ride with a long coat to keep my ass safe from benches and also the chain thing. They come off and then you get disgustingly middle eastern influenced oil all over your hands even if I've never broke one. Why not use olive oil? Why are the tires black also and cured with crude motor oil? I want my tires bleach white and to have no inner tubes. But fuck me.


You got issues dude.
Why did you even post this?


Welcome to wizardchan?
>Also cops bully you if you ride at night without lights on and even if you're on the sidewalk is illegal so if they want they can hassle you over that too, being on it to begin with.
I can sympathize with this.


Got them in, installed them, and did a 6 mile test ride with them.
My verdict is that aero bars in general are great and I love them but the once I got in particular are cheap shit that I jerryrig the hell out of to even get them to stay put and on the bike. Guess that is what I get for ordering the cheapest set I could find on aliexpress.
Might hit up the local bike shop to see what they have on offer, or order some that aren't cheap Chinese shit. Until then I will use sealant tape and get some thread lock so that everything stops coming loose ever couple miles.
Also scratched the fuck out of my handle bars. I don't care that much but it is just a little extra insult to add on the pile.
The new pedals I ordered are pretty good though. So far no complaints.

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The last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>54641
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Just watched Halloween Kills. I enjoyed it more than the average horror/slasher film. It was more gruesome and brutal than I expected. Every scene with Myers was a pleasure to watch. It was refreshing to see niggers and gays being killed without any political correctness or padding to prepare for it.


you saw it in theater?


Nobody fucking told me total recall original was from the 90s


1990 was basically 1989 in the pop culture, I remember it, also what are you pissed about


I thought it was terrible but I too am happy with the new trend of seeing niggers and fags get massacred too. The new Scream probably won't disappoint in that field either

The only problem I have is that new age horror tends to focus more on brutality and gore rather than the sense of dread and hopelessness that used to define the genre

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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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I have decided to give Blender a try, following a video tutorial and I still failed this badly. Does anyone know what causes this and is there an easy fix or should I start over?


Your normals look backwards! Selecting the whole thing and recalculating normals should fix it. 2 min vid related shows how


Oh man that is not pretty, it seems to be scattered throughout the model and I have to hunt one by one, since recalculating the normals is not fixing it. Thanks wizzie, I learned something new.


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i am not a blender pro but ive used it to clean up and export sketchup models. there is an option to color faces by their orientation, so you would just turn that on and select all the red faces and then flip their normals with mesh > normal >flip or something like that. it's really not difficult and you have to do that often for things made with other software so it's good thing to know


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Hello again. The reason I am mad at your software is that I could not follow a simple guide properly.

t. >>51419 of whom resents the newer version having no help page and the site having improper guides that don't match the newer version well enough to learn how to actually use things

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Not sure if a poetry thread exists. Post good poetry, please. Even stories like the one listed are accepted. This book is about an intemperate man who struggles with emotions.
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What’s inspo?


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ts eliott


The Wound
Thomas Hardy

I climbed to the crest,
And, fog-festooned,
The sun lay west
Like a crimson wound:

Like that wound of mine
Of which none knew,
For I’d given no sign
That it pierced me through.


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They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

They may not mean to, but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn

By fools in old-style hats and coats,

Who half the time were soppy-stern

And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.

It deepens like a coastal shelf.

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what language are you learning and what tools do you use to learn it?
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The fraction of words you would pick up from anime is like a grain of sand compared to what you actually need to be functional in Japanese. You really need a solid reason to learn a language if you want to be motivated to keep at it.


>You really need a solid reason to learn a language
It's simple.


Of course I'd have to mostly do other kinds of practice but I think I'm significantly better than average at absorbing language skills like that.


I've been improving my Japanese and reading some novels now. One thing I need to start doing more is watching more Japanese films and series to get better listening skills. On another note, I took a kanji test recently. It consisted of knowing the kanji and each reading for which my results were around the 750 kanji. Those are not counting the ones I only recognized and didn't know the readings which would have put my estimated kanji level at around 900. I've still got a long way to go for the joyo.


> Unfortunately Japanese needs Kanji because of the extreme amount of homophones.

Not true at all. Korean has just as many homophones and there was no major issue with phasing out kanji. Japan could do the same if it had the will.

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This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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I was wondering if anyone would have posted this book in this thread. I'm not usually one to relate to book characters very much, but this book was the exception. It's like he perfectly understood my mindset. It was strange to read. Definitely would recommend.


true devotion to the blessed virgin mary by st. louis de montfort
very good. changed how i pray now. now through mary always. not worthy to approach our lord like that


"Only the Lord thou shall worship"



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 No.56436[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

A thread for those who enjoy and wish to discuss animation and animation related stuff from places that aren't Japan.
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And to what end?
What is even the point anyway?



Fuck frederator.


Regardless the vast majority of the info presented is legit.


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