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 No.40785[Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvcE9D3mn0Q
What do you think of this american WW2 film about japan? Its an hour long but a lot of it still rings true.
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 No.40789

>>40788
>it doesn't really matter.
Yes it does. You killed a thread with images and conversation to ask a vague question about something you're not even interested in enough to post the title of. Your thread will die because harly anybody is going to other to click an nondescript Youtube link and then post their opinions about it when you yourself haven't even done that.

 No.40790

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2019-04-16/armies-sand-past-present-and-future-arab-military-effectiveness

I read this book, and he had some interesting ideas on why Soviet, 3rd world, and corrupt armies do bad.

But his favorite final answer was because of the unique aspects of Arab, shame-based, authoritian, conformist culture. And I was thinking this could have been written about Japan. And yet Arab and Japanese culture are so far apart.

So if you compare nonwestern cultures to the west, everything different is going to appear strange and exotic.

I think you really only get a sense of what is unique when you compare nonwestern cultures to other nonwestern cultures, and see what is different between them.

 No.41031

>>40789
wizards are such snobs.

 No.41033

>>41031
You can fuck off then.
Bye.

 No.41045

>>40790
You don't want your palace guards to be able to coup you.



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 No.40166[Reply]

Brand new CCS thread, the old one was ancient and weird. Post and discuss everyone's favorite magic succubus and her friends.
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 No.40512

>>40511
It's because adulthood is garbage. Shouldn't you know this? The show is about optimism and the triumph of goodness. You can accept that sort of delusion coming from a kid but not from a god damn 30yo succubus.

>Why return to do the same thing with the same characters?

Because that's what people who understand what I just explained to you want. If you think following characters around for decades makes it better, go watch Naruto instead. It goes from age 6 to his late 30s.

 No.40513

>>40512
>Life is shit, "good" is a delusion
Shut up crab blackpiller!!

 No.40514

>>40512
>It's because adulthood is garbage. Shouldn't you know this?
As a wizard life is a kind of at a standstill, especially nowadays, it's why I'd like to see some kind of progression in life somewhere, so why not in (certain) animations?

>If you think following characters around for decades makes it better

It's not necessarily that I want to follow characters around for decades, it's like *some* animations continue forever with the same characters doing the same thing in a frozen timeline, never moving on in time or passing on the torch to a new set of characters or just never ending on a perfect note.

 No.40936

Sealed Card is amazing, but man, that first movie is so boring and slow.

 No.41011

>>40336
I can't cope, wizzas!



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 No.40279[Reply]

I need all your notable knowledge on japan, or more intersting facts, thank you
I can begin with japan being the most comfy country on earth
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 No.40367

>>40358
without my glasses this book cover looks like an obscure Soyjak

 No.40370

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>>40367
Took my glasses off.
Meh, obscure indeed.

 No.40379

>>40355
Lithium eats your brain like SSRIs and the pollution it will cause will be incomparably worse than what oil has done. Depression is not a sickness that should be cured away either.

 No.40883

>>40279
>I can begin with japan being the most comfy country on earth
Its not the most comfy country on earth. There are many spots and places on earth that are just as if not more comfy. Japan is the most based country on earth. With its isolation, love of culture and aesthetics and hatred of outsiders. Japan is the NEET otaku of the world. Japan is a NEET nation. It's because its an island nation of the most whitest asians on earth. supposedly, far east asians are genetically inclined to not take risks, to not open trade ports, accept immigrants, do crime, or even question authority. That is part of what makes japan work. You could absolutely NOT have a japan without japanese people, if it were all whites they would have turned it into mutt central by now, it it were all blacks or browns they would still be fighting with sticks, maybe indians could hold up the culture but not really. you need an isolated island of 'soulless bug people' to make a nation similar to japan

With all the talk of declining birthrates i'm not worried of what will happen to japan. I'd much rather see it become a poor backwater of a nation than a globohomo hotspot of immigrants. if japan remains true and based. It will sink back down to its medieval roots pre-industrialization.

 No.40957

>>40300
>>40355
>>40379
would rather kms than take lithium



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 No.40917[Reply]

Im having a growing fascination with Japanese classical theatrical arts (kabuki, puppet shows, etc) which, trough foot work and dance, paved the way for martial arts- specially what's taught today in Bujinkan Ninjitsu. Or in Kyudo and Kobudo schools.
the topics of modern ascetic monk sects (shingon, tendai, shinto yamabushi) is also captivating and inspiring.
Anyone else feel the same about these topics? If I was rich enough to travel ,to japan, id try to make a point of visiting the Sokujushinbutsu shrines, attend shinto festivals \shrine processions, and take extensive pilgrimages and hiking tours in temple-plenty mountain and roads.

 No.40918

>>40917
Visiting shrines is one of the best parts of japan. They are usually secluded and have few people around, so they are nice places for a wizard to visit and do the little ritual. The big ones in the cities are nice in their own way, as they tend to host holidays and such.

 No.40920

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Regarding sokujushinbutsu (the monks themselves are sokuJUshinbutsu- sokushinbutsu is the mummification process..most people get this wrong), it seems only 2 are "real" and the rest of mummies received post-mortem treatment. Its a topic which oddly fascinated me– the Willpower and Firmness of will to accomplish self-mummification is: well, if they had a green lantern ring , they could beat the anti-monitor
The process involved eating (after already fasting+diet) only pine needles , tree bark, foraged wood types etc, for 1000 days ,then drinking lacquer tea at times, THEN a final fast for only salt and water. Some even have limestone or river stones in their bellies. the urushi tea and water with arsenic seemed to counter-attack the putrefaction of the corpse.
(they werent really buried alive tho, forensic research showed that…the guy who cut off his crotch and benis also had it cut off post-mortem. Just a nice legend about celibacy determination)



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 No.40029[Reply]

does the positive portrayal of school in a lot of anime ever get under your skin to the point where it's annoying/upsetting?
this has been happening to me a lot lately and i have no idea how to deal with it
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 No.40396

>>40395
The answers I was expecting from him were that it either showed no empathy to his life experiences and that it felt fake to him, or that it bothered him to see happy experiences for whatever reason like not getting to enjoy those things. Not that I'm scrutinizing that point of view but anime is not made for people like us in mind.
>every single one is sexist against males
This also bothers me. Dopey plain beta male gets punched in the nose by a succubus who accidentally sees her panties. Kyon smacks the fuck out of Haruhi in the manga if you want to see payback for all the times a succubus smacks a guy, Kyon in general is not a pushover self-insert protagonist. If you want more mature stories about loner men that aren't soggy emos or late bloomer normalfags I suggest not to find it in anime or manga, and read a book instead specifically one from Russia or Germany as they have many characters and premises you would find relatable.

 No.40397

>>40031
This, but literally any happier or better world.
It's poison to my brain.

I don't know how people do it.

 No.40882

>>40030
YWNBARN (You Will Never Be A Real Normie)

 No.40884

>>40031
Same reason I stopped watching anime, movies, series or TV years ago.
I cannot stand looking at romance or flirting scenes.

A mix of jealousy, anger and frustration engulfs my heart.

 No.40885

There's anime that depicts also the darkest things in life.



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 No.17935[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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 No.40160

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 No.40319

http://landofthesettingsun.com/
Visit Japan before it becomes cosmopolitan and no different from where you live now.

 No.40879

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>>21504
>I hope that one day Japan will regain their imperialistic ambitions and colonize the planet and replace us.
Never. Nobody can undue anglo empirical supremacy. The soviets couldn't. The Nazi's couldn't, china can't. japan will always be owned by america and protected from the evil chinese and japan will never be allowed to leave. they will be ara ara'd by america forever.

 No.40880

>>34262
that weeb shit will NEVER top mac tonight

 No.40881

>>21499
i think american vending machines have a rakish charm to them. America has a lot of 'good ol' vibes


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 No.40872[Reply]

I wish i could enjoy media the way i did as a kid. Naruto, one piece, inuyasha. It was like cocaine to my brain. Now i can kind of enjoy it. But the magic is gone. I remember if i saw cleavage in an anime i would literally start shivering with horniness and i'd be diamonds. Now i need to snort aphrodisiac while fapping to increasingly degenerate shit to coom dust. When i see these anime i just see IPs stretched as long as possible to sell merchandise. I could watch 50 filler episodes and savor every moment, now it's akin to chinese water torture. its so bad.
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 No.40875

>>40874
Not the past, you long to be a child again i.e. to have a mind of a child. You cannot deal with your age-appropriate challenges and seek to regress back rather than progress. Symbolically, you wish to be enveloped by your mother's womb and seek to regress back into a state where you are no longer conscious. You are faced with the familiar challenge of boredom, but playing with action figures or watching animation meant for children is no longer enough for an adult mind that needs more serious play and narratives. Rather than evolve, you want devolve.

If you dislike Freud, perhaps you will prefer a term from a more contemporary Australian philosopher Matthew Roberts and his concept of the "manbaby".

 No.40876

>>40875
I said i wish i could enjoy media again not that i want to be 5.
>You cannot deal with your age-appropriate challenges and seek to regress back rather than progress.
You see, i'm more on ted kazinsky's side here. What society considers mentally ill isn't whats actually mentally ill. If what you are pointing to and what you mean by 'progression' is getting an office job and maybe a family. Thats not really progressing. Thats just adjusting to your time-appropriate surroundings. You couldn't say the same thing to a slave or pre-industrial man.

Ironically its you who hasn't gotten out of your intellectual phase. I blasted past that phase in my late teens-early 20s when i realized that philosophy cannot be used to really understand the world and is just moody poetry. theres 3 stages

>questioning institutions like school and religion

>philosophy
>spirituality

normgroids don't question the first and people like you get stuck in the middle. Usually forever getting high off your own farts not realizing you don't know anything.

Also i don't see how you can call yourself a wizard when you are practically just normsplaining. If you are saying i need to 'grow up' (adjust to and participate in society) then you are supporting a normgroid conformist worldview

 No.40877

>>40876
You made a whole lot of assumptions to make yourself feel better. Are you suffering from projection, perhaps? Another one of those pesky defense mechanisms. Is it your mother or father currently haggling you about work? Don't worry, I'm not here to convince you of the benefits and pleasures of stable employment.

I am simply saying that you need to consider how to solve the problem of boredom in a better way, without jumping back down to a mind of a 12-year-old that finds Naruto magical again. I'm sure you can figure that one out, seeing as you were not only an intellectual but a post-intellectual, in fact. I never knew thinking about things could be a phase, but somehow you've surpassed it and now wish to go back to watching cartoons in your jammies. Who doesn't, amirite?

 No.40878

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>>40877
Wizardchan is all things considered, an internet backwater. No healthy normgroid should even know what wizardchan is. You likely aren't even what you preach.

> Are you suffering from projection, perhaps?

not anymore than you do considering you think i'm a NEET manchild. And i am right now but its not like i haven't worked. not that it matters. NEET and proud of it.
>Another one of those pesky defense mechanisms.
you are in insufferable snob
>defending yourself is also a pathologized illness and i have to treat you because i know everything
>I'm not here to convince you of the benefits and pleasures of stable employment.
mfw

 No.41032

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>>40873
grow some wizballs and watch cartoons for kids all day like a REAL wizard



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 No.30172[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This is a highly underrated, extremely fun series that can occasionally get pretty sad and heavy. No one talks about this hidden gem enough.
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 No.40195

>>40194
Just noticed the other end. But it doesn't look like a broom at fucking all. Also fuck you and your wizardly mother, I am not stupid, just inattentive.

 No.40196

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>>40195
You got angry because you couldn't tell that the thing the witch was riding on was a broom. You called it poopy. That's not inattentiveness, that's lizardbrain.

 No.40244

>>40196
>>40194
>>40195
I guess I'm easily amused tonight, but I find this exchange hilarious. Dude didn't notice it was a broom, but it reads like you guys are 3 seconds from midnight ready to release nuclear arsenals on each other's ass and each one of you is trying to top the other over…a broom.

Sage because off-topic.

 No.40865

Are there any plans for the upcoming 25th anniversary?

 No.40869

>>40865
There will probably be 6 acrylic stands released for order from amiami and that's gonna be it forever


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 No.39816[Reply]

ITT post your anime figures collection(Pop Up Parade, Nendoroid, figma, Gunpla….)
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 No.39886

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 No.39891

>>39882
>>39883

>Gunplas and K-On!.


I see you have nice taste. The konata fig is a good pick too.

 No.40819

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it arrived a few minutes ago

 No.40820

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Waited several months for my pretty lady

 No.40825

>>40820
She is cute, she is FLUFFY!



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 No.39967[Reply]

Kitsune thread! Post media and video/imagery related to Kitsunes! Discussion fine too!
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 No.40071

>>39982
What do I do with those cans?

 No.40072

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 No.40672

>>39982
I am still wondering what to do with those cans.

 No.40673

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Sukurumizugi kemonokitsune onanoko wa kawaii
>Remember, Sex with children feels fantastic! =3
it must if the act has so much fan art!

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