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 No.250990[Reply]

Does anyone have any advice on consuming media?

I just can't do it anymore. I'm just completely distracted by real life thoughts or ideas.

I want to step away from life and get lost, but it's not working. It never really did work very well, but it's only gotten worse over time.
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 No.251345

>>251344
congratulations

 No.256805

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>>251169
If you do lose your mind or try to stop thoughts, sure it is…

The true method is letting your thoughts pass by as they wish, without grabbing them. Let your mind flow.

 No.256825

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>>250990
>I want to step away from life and get lost, but it's not working.
How can you ever step away from your own life? Even by stepping away you step into it.

 No.256858

>>251330
>anxiety of the future
Stop caring about the future.
>embarrassment from the past
Stop caring about the past.
> even something simple like "how long is left". all distractions that don't let me get absorbed.
You are stressing over everything? You have OCD by any chance? Doesn't matter though, key is to keep going on.

Carpe diem. Fuck the real world. Let the atmosphere suck you in. It is easier than it sounds.

 No.256883

>>256825
That show got super depressing and preachy and then started drastically improving.

>>256858
>>251330
This guy's got it right. Live in the present. You don't even need to meditate. Just try grounding techniques like looking at 3 objects, listening to 3 sounds, and moving 3 body parts. Also try the Buteyko breathing technique.



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 No.254730[Reply]

Do you have any plan for Halloween wizards ? Any Halloween-related story to share ?
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 No.256163

well mom destroyed this halloween with her usual thuggery and making me the whipping boy for everything, also I think there was only 2 or 3 different brats at the door this year and halloween lasted about 20 minutes, what a stupid holiday

 No.256292

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Hello wizards ! I hope you all had a great Halloween
>>255970
Tha's nice anon ! You can never carve enough pumpkins
>>256063
>>256163
Hold your tongues ot i'll remove it from your mouths, there is no better holiday than Halloween
>>256158
Hocus Pocus is a great movie
+ cute pic

 No.256294

>>256292
are you trying to quote belial from darksiders 2?

 No.256295

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>>255971
I know that feel wiz, maybe next life

 No.256759

>>256031
I know I am very late but same, halloween is a dying holiday here, 10 yrs prior and it was just as famous as Christmas. I know why it's "dying" but I cant explain it (something about rise in social media, ruining that 'isolation', economy is dying and christmas brings corporations more money and it involves presents)



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 No.255978[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This thread is for the civil discussion of anything towards a political nature, especially political ideology and current affairs.

Archive link of last threads

Politics Thread #4: Wizpilled Edition 5/12/2017 - https://archive.fo/3wlfT
Politics Thread #5: All So Tiresome Edition 7/3/2017 - https://archive.fo/QlRs1
Politics Thread #6: World on Fire Edition 8/18/2017 - https://archive.fo/6YxvY
Politics Thread #7: Temptations Intensify Edition 8/31/17 - https://archive.fo/Y0JQu
Politics Thread #8: Left and Right Edition 10/11/17 - https://archive.fo/H0llg
Politics Thread #9: Reading Anything Online Edition 11/7/17 - https://archive.fo/yxGrJ
Politics Thread #10: The Truth Will Set You Free Edition https://archive.fo/UrurS
Politics Thread #11: someone had to make it edition - https://archive.fo/y71b2
Politics Thread #12: Fuck the pastebin edition - https://archive.fo/wD4il
Politics Thread #13: Ironic Marxist Edition - https://archive.fo/xfWZY
Politics Thread #14: Civil Discussion Edition - https://archive.fo/Ck8Xe
Politics Thread #15: Over My Dead Body Edition - https://archive.fo/xdMoH
Politics Thread #16: Missile Strikes for Peace edition - https://archive.fo/PP3tS
Politics Thread #17: Anti-Meme Edition - https://archive.fo/YxJMy
Politics Thread #18: Quote Mine EditioPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.256882

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Cool. Fascism has been defeated.
Now I can go back to ignoring politics >:)

 No.256892

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I'm going to lose $600 because dems used CIA NIGGER Hammer&Scorecard programs on Dominion voting machines to hack the election.

 No.256905

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/flashback-trump-in-october-could-you-imagine-if-i-lose

Even the king/apex of the normies gets in the end, too bad about his admirers and enabler normies though but let it be a lesson to them

 No.256907

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>fucking dick cheney is going to be biden's foreign policy advisor
It's time for WAR goyim.

 No.256911

>>256855
Trump won.


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 No.254449[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

No politics or religion in the crawl thread, please.
>Ambient sounds to wash away distraction
https://asoftmurmur.com/
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you can fuck your vision with this, it works.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCollough_effect

 No.256735

Printer is in
I realized I am going to need to move some things around in my workshop and might even need a new table.
Still glad that I can relax again.

 No.256830

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Popcorn + flavacol + melted ghee is the perfect way to make popcorn. Reminds me of movie theater popcorn when I was a kid. Movie theater popcorn now tastes like ass.

 No.256873

Does anyone actually eat swiss cheese? It is the worst type of cheese.

 No.256874

>>256873
I actually eat swiss cheese. It is the best type of cheese.


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 No.256252[Reply]

I don't wanna put this on /dep/ cause I know it'll only attract more people like me and that won't help anyone so I hope /lounge/ is ok.

How do you guys deal with the lack of purpose? I'm in grad school right now, it's only my first semester, and I feel like I'm about to drop out. I don't know what to do with myself. I'm far from home, I don't have any friends, I hate my lab work, and I just feel crushingly unmotivated. I want to go to a therapist to see if they can help, but what could they possibly do? They can't suddenly give my life meaning. The only thing they could really do is drug me up, which I guess might help with the complete lack of drive, but it won't fix the emptiness in my soul. And I feel pressured to find a decent job. I want to be able to move home and live comfortably by myself, but no one is hiring of course. I could go and live with my mother for a while until jobs come along but I feel like doing that will just throw me into worse misery. For the first time I am thinking of suicide not as an escape from my suffering but just as a way to end the uncertainty.

Death and the fleeting nature of life is something that everyone acknowledges, but it doesn't truly sink in most of the time. But it has sunken in hard for me, and now I just feel like everything I do is worthless, that I am worthless, and that there is no hope for happiness in my life. I don't want to live this way. I want to be happy. I want to feel secure. I watch nature videos and it relaxes me to see these animals that simply are. They don't question why, they don't feel rushed or that they are wasting time, they just continue being. I want to be able to feel that serenity. I want to come to terms with meaninglessness of it all but I can't. Reality sets in again, and I panic about money, about myself, about my parents, about disappointing others. I can't free myself from the mental grip that everyone seems to have on me.

I know there's a lot around here that feel the same way, and are probably worse off than I am, but I want to ask the people here who have managed to free themselves from the worrying and the fear. I don't want shit like turning to religion, or just consuming media forever. I just want to know,if you did get a nice job, or live by yourself, did it really make you happy? Did it take away the fear? Cause if so then there's at least a light at the end of the tunnel and happiness is achievable, but if not then I should just head to tPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.256346

>>256327
I am responding to this ^ and I'm the op of this: >>256313 and I want to add a couple things and add on to what this person is saying.

>In industrial society I'm not sure if that's possible.

That's the problem. You find it hard to enjoy or do anything because you're stuck in the wheel.
There's no stopping, and the things you do in the wheel feel pointless. Because they're so abstracted from your life it just can't actually matter.

This sounds like this anon is talking about alienation, which is a real thing (no matter what you think about Marx).
Feeling alienated from what you do on a daily basis is a toxic thing to experience, and it's easy to get stuck in a pit of "what's the point?" and pure apathy.
The secret is to find a way to connect with what you're doing. Anything at all, whether it be your studies, your relationship with your family/friends/peers, or something completely abstract.
Find something to dive into. If it doesn't last and gets boring quick, find another thing to dive into. You don't HAVE to stick with anything in particular, this is about YOU not some outside force or expectations.

>>256332
>Find beauty. Look for beauty. Change up the scenery.

This. This, so much THIS.
You gotta mix things up sometimes otherwise life seems grey. Get outside.


And let me add something else:
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 No.256361

>>256313
>1) Why do you hate your studies? Do you enjoy what you go to school for? Is it just the school/environment that makes you miserable?
It's kinda hard to pin down, but I think it's just a lot of things that have come together. I was desperate to move out, and no one is hiring because of corona, so I applied to this grad program and simply took it because it was the first place to accept me. So the research is in my field, but not something I really like that much. My professor is also a real hard ass, even amongst the professors here. And I also moved across the entire country to be in this school. So I think it's just many different things that have completely removed me from my work.
>2) Why do you feel pressure from other people? Is it to perform better, to do "more", to be something that you don't feel like you can be?
It's ingrained in my psyche I feel. I have this constant need to not disappoint people. I always feel like a burden to others, so I feel the need to please them.
>Fear and uncertainty is a part of life. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth, and honestly once you embrace it and learn that it's OKAY TO BE SCARED and it's OKAY TO BE UNCERTAIN and ITS OKAY TO HAVE THESE FEELINGS BECAUSE you're not some animal living in South America, you're a fucking human with rationality and real issues to deal with, you realize a lot of these fears are kind of irrational and you just overthinking shit.

>You're not worthless, and your life is not worthless either. And you know this to be true otherwise you wouldn't be reaching out to others because you know there has to be something, right? There's gotta be something out there for you. And there IS something out there for you, you just gotta keep going and find it.

Thanks for the kind words wiz. There's free therapy offered by the university so I've been trying to get myself to do that.

 No.256364

>>256361
Then be a burden on purpose. Defy that feel until it vanishes.

 No.256394

>>256361
I mean covid is definitely a factor in this but let me tell you this:
You don't have to stick with the first school that accepts you. You're an adult and you have freedom to make these decisions for yourself.
I don't know how grad school works (I'm in undergrad myself) but is it possible to change your school? I know moving is hard and covid makes it even harder (I moved for my university across the state duringth peak of this pandemic) but do you have the option of moving back maybe closer to home?

And yeah, if you have the opportunity to see a therapist take it. Free therapy is nothing to scoff at.

 No.256408

>>256252
Without religion or a God there is no meaning, and there is no purpose. Therapists are just normalfags whom spent their lives reciting the words of others. They are just as lost as you, except they pretend they are otherwise. You have a few choices at this road
1) The way of the Wizardly: Accept the absurd and awful reality, create your own meaning in the meaningless word. No one can help you do this.
2) The way of the Normalfag:
Option A; Go get drugged up by a psychiatrist, and then have a therapist brainwash you into believing normalfag values. Alternatively seek religion.
Option B; Just carry on doing what your doing, you can probably make it to the end of normalfag life by just not thinking. Truly I mean that, anything you think of anything not related to concrete reality, just stop and do some normalfag activity like lab work or working out at the gym
3) The way of the free: Realize there is nothing wrong with suicide “Has someone made smoke in the house? If it is moderate, I’ll stay. If too much, I exit. For you must always remember and hold fast to this, that the door is open.” Epictetus



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 No.255159[Reply]

I have $20,000 saved from living with my parents. I work a shitty minimum wage job. I was thinking moving out soon.

I was looking at shitty apartments where I live and I can get a bachelor for like $500-600. I was doing a bunch of calculations to see how much living would cost, etc.

But then today I randomly decided to look up actual real estate for fun. If I throw all 20k into a down payment on a mini home like pic related (multiple where I live for $45-70k) and get a 25 year mortgage, I only have to pay $173 a month ($60k). AND part of the money is going towards something I actually own and can sell to get part of it back, unlike with rent.

So my question is: am I missing something? Why isn't this a common thing people do? What's going on? I'm literally paying 1/3rd in rent and I am gaining equity at the same time.
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 No.255316

>>255315
Why not try buying a condo? There are condo fee's, but condo fee + mortgage I think is still less expensive than renting out that same condo. Where I live I could get a condo for $135k, which would be around $400/m mortgage + $200 condo fee's. It would probably be $800-900 to rent I'm guessing. Plus, out of the $600 you're paying, you retain $200 worth of value, so in a way you're only paying $400. The $200 isn't real money until you sell though of course.

 No.255358

>>255316
I've thought about that, but there aren't any condos in my area. I would probably end up regretting moving since I feel so attached to this place.

 No.255390

most everybody sells house and pays off the rest of their mortgage with the money. buy a house. if i had 20000 thats what i would buy. renting sucks so bad. but if you're really serious keep good income and treat it like an investment. i don't really think this is wizard stuff though

 No.255409

Buying a house is superior in every way. Stop being a bitch and just do it.

My house cost $250k (big metro area and this was the minimum for me to pay to not be in a crime infested area) and I was nervous buying it in the first place, but now I don't regret it. With my income I can easily pay off the home within 10 years, and I can do whatever the fuck I want to the property because it is mine. The biggest thing I hated about apartment living was second guessing every modification I made because it may have been a violation of the lease.

 No.256176

Mobile homes depreciate in value as time goes on. Look for a used one in a trailer park. With the money you have you should be able tto buy one outright and park it in a park. I would suggest buying land instead then buying a liveable mobile home. You will probably need to put in a septic tank.



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 No.253225[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

ITT, post the last thing you fapped to.
Let's be tasteful and share the nice things!

Some places where you can find an image source before asking:
http://saucenao.com/
http://iqdb.org/
https://images.google.com/

Previous thread: >>248171
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 No.255886

>>255790
newfag

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 No.255915

So, once this thread drops off pg1 want to try separating the fap thread into two?
One for hetero stuff and one for gay stuff?


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 No.254264[Reply]

This is a thread for fatwizzies (aka the only true wizards). So how's fatlife been treatin you? Recently I've been getting takeout from Chilly's exclusively. Last month was vietnamese food. Does anyone else have this habit of eating the same food until you get absolutely sick of it?
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 No.255424

I eat a lot of tortilla chips with sauce and monster energy usually in Saturday. It's not my best cheat day but I eat much everyday, I weight 120kg and I don't want to lose weight.

 No.255478

anyone here lifting while being fat to achieve bloatlord-ism?

 No.255539

>>255185
gonna see if i can order those online

 No.255540

for me it is the same thing

little caesars pizza
local pizza (tandoori seasoning)
mcdonalds (quarter pounder)
wendys (spicy chicken sandwich)
chicken shawarma poutine
churchs chicken/popeyes (tenders)
and I drink a monster zero or 2L diet coke a day

I would say I am skinny fat. My fattest was 180 lbs at 5'4 and now I am at around 150.

 No.255627

>>255301
For the longest time I was traumatized by Subway because they gave me my first case of food poisoning when I was seven years old. Fucking hate cooks that dont wash their hands after taking a shit. I dont know why, but everytime the food I'm eating has this weird mulchy/grass aftertaste to it, I know I'm gonna be food poisoned the next day.



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 No.255259[Reply]

As someone who grew up without a father I would say Brad from Lisa the Painful embodied my best and my worst qualities while not even comparing to him.
What are some of your male models ?
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 No.255309

>>255308
That hits incredibly close to home.

 No.255312

Aurelian.

 No.255379

Iron Mike for his discipline and character that led him to become the youngest heavy weight champion in the history of boxing at only 20 years of age. And because he is humble and to this day remains grateful to his trainer and only father figure in his life, Cus D'Amato.

And obviously, because he is one bad ass motherfucker. He wasn't called the Baddest Man on The Planet for no reason.
"I'm the best ever. I'm the most brutal and vicious, and most ruthless champion there's ever been. There's no one can stop me. Lennox is a conqueror? No, I'm Alexander, he's no Alexander. I'm the best ever. There's never been anybody as ruthless. I'm Sonny Liston,I'm Jack Dempsey. There's no one like me. I'm from their cloth. There's no one that can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious. I want your heart. I want to eat his children. Praise be to Allah."

Yes, if I have to look up to someone in this miserable life, he will be among those people.

 No.255566

The backstreet boys

 No.255612

>>255566
But why?



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 No.255572[Reply]

I don't know if I can get much guidance from the older wiz's (I'm 28). I don't really go outside at all anymore and am fine with that, but just lost a close friend who made that more bearable to a heroin overdose. Im starting to feel that there's a fair balance of people I know who are dead and care for, and save my parents and siblings, there aren't many people I care for living any longer. Not suicidal nor planning on that- but does anyone have any tips for what to do or how to feel better? I just want to laugh with the guy online more and wake up and chat, and hes gone now

 No.255573

Find a very time consuming hobby.

 No.255597

>lost a close friend
We can't relate.



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