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Is there any explanation for the creature that the HMS Daedalus encountered on 6 August 1848?



this is the definitive sea serpent book all researchers derive from. Some aspects obsolete but better than paying hundreds for the latest take on it. Prolly a giant eel, they can get up to 50ft supposedly



The classic many-humped sea serpent is thought to be a zeuglodon.

Heuvelmans called the big eels super-eels

It's a sea serpent if it has many humps, a long neck, or looks like a reptile


Sea Serpents are an interesting phenomena for sure.

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What do you like better in art and media? If it is about portraying some ideal world like sol anime and such or if it is about mirroring our real world as much as possible within the context of the story? For example, the former would be something like wish-fulfillment stuff: the loser protagonist ends up getting lucky and he gets everything he wants in the end. That would be idealism in art. For realism, it would go like the protagonist struggles because he is a loser (just like it happens with losers in real life too) and it would be some dark/depressing story about his sufferings. Which do you like better? Do you think life is horrible enough as it is and you just want to experience good feels while consuming entertainment? Or you value realism and the tragic and heavy atmosphere that comes with realism?

I remember when I watched the anime School Days and read other people's opinions they were all whining about it being too "anti-anime" or "anti-2D" because well, it wasn't your standard harem-shit romcom. I dunno, I liked it very much exactly because of its realism.
I don't have a problem with magical or fantastic elements in stories but if the characters are acting in weird ways, and by weird I simply mean that they act contrary to how actual people would act it just pisses me off. Like when the cute succubi fall for the dumb MC in anime for no reason, it just strikes me as retarded wish-fulfillment fantasy.
I think I prefer realism over idealism in my entertainment. Probably because I suffered so much through my life I can't really relate to all those naive stories with kind and loyal characters about saving the world with the power of friendship and love.
Feel free to mention any kind of media though, I don't intend this thread to be about /jp/ stuff exclusively.
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Excuse for my english.

This is my stance. Im pro-escapism. Against the common beliefe that escapism is coward avoidance, i say that escapism is actually a natural human response to hopeless anxiety, and is a self-therapeutic mechanism to heal and grow. Neither i believe that it is coping mechanism, as that term is usually used in condescending way, and also because i believe escapism is a practical phenomenom to strengten the individual. I believe escapism is a stage of needed mental relaxation, deliberance, organization and grow to confront the problems that seems to be unresolvable.

And i believe that escapism itself has different stages, i would say that it starts with distraction, then abstraction, then evolution.

A problem with escapistic media that i have is that it has became his own market, ultracapitalistic individual consuming timewasters. And that is a trap that it is too easy to fall for. You can start your journey with anime, movies, or vidya, but these might stop you at the distraction stage, because they are designed specifically to be products to be consumed as much as possible. They appeal to your lower instincts, rather than provide you with novel insight. Here is where the idealistic media that OP mentions is situated, in both narrative and aesthetic endeavors, the material becomes ultrageneric and completely lacks of substance.

So i advice to be very weary of falling for mainstream comercial media. Not to say to avoid genres or mediums, but that at certain point it is necessary to search for greater quality of art, or actual art to be honest. You can watch the latest generic moeshit, or find some niche manga where the author is going to communicate his perspective. Play fortnite, or a videogame thats praised for its innovation. Watch marvel movies, or go find international directors.

And here is when you start to learn, reevaluate and think about problem resolution. When you start to slowly come in contact with different perspective of realism. Literature (fiction and nonfiction) are better for this than other media. Ive been leaving anime and cinema for literature and is a world with both, ultrapessimism and enlightening optimism. I will never gonna stop reading manga, i would fucking die when i stop reading manga.

I would say that it is okay to start with idealistic mediPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


>But he decided to spend that time whining about nothing instead of shut up and start doing the thing. And does that every time.

Sounds like the average wizard.


I could see you taking this post into a whole personal philosophy. Nice blog, anon. Subscribed.


>Realism vs Idealism

i can't even see this perspective anymore. i am surrounded by so much lying, acting, pretending, sugar coating, political correctness that all i am seeing is either the real or the fake. everything that isn't real i just lump together as fake. i can't even enjoy fiction anymore.



Regardless of this being sarcasm or sincere, thank you


wizards love to clean thier room and talk about cleaning rooms

when was the last time you cleaned your room
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chad wizards enjoy a clean room


Go away jordan peterson


I hate being in a dirty room


i never clean my room, occasionally my mom will come in and take some trash I've accumulated, mostly old envelopes and pill bottles


I was a full blown alcoholic until August when I caught a DUI. Decided to change my shitty addictive behavior and am now over 4 months sober. I filled over 6 contractor bags with all the empty beer cans, liquor bottles, and other nasty shit that completely covered my bedroom floor. I can’t believe I lived like such an asshole.

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post bitchuters,youtubers,bloggers etc,who are awesome and wholesome,yet have very few views.

a middle aged man who looks a bit fat and unkempt but does cool high rep-high weight records

indian bearded guy pulls truck with his hair and pinky fingers,jumps backwards holding heavy with teeth

guy talks about walking a country without a map
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meaning america first cant be posted in this thread, gotcha


sorry, first mental association to come upon seeing lolcow.


40+ yo man does some good records(he has a lot of old videos about neck strength)


These are my two favorites with under 10K subscribers.


literally me

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REAL science is impossible to distinguish from the highest magick.
Everett multiverse,brane universes, Moravec jumps,simulation models,Boltzman brains+poincare Recurrence.
Im going to teleport to a pocket universe with time dilation. I will have a huge,personal, weight lifting gym and train for 4 years. but in "this" universe,only a couple of hours will have passed. so from everyone else's POV, I will have become the strongest man overnight
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no, i do semen retention so i REDEEM latin america. you may not dare to raise your voice against the Bounty of a celibate Countenance




You complaining about South Americans every time you see someone type in imperfect English is more of a blight than any Spanish wizard's day-to-day posting




19, Brazil

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to steam deck owners or device experts, I'm asking you if the steam deck is a good investiment.

I am a tech illitrate and the steam deck seems to me for tech literate. what do you think?
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The image was made before the release of the 3DS to sway men on /v/ from buying one


3DS was released in 2011 like March or something, it doesn't change my point that much.


It makes the comic a decade old for one thing, you fucking louse.


Read this you zoomer moron:
>Even if this is an edit, a decade ago is 2012. 2012(-2014) is basically the tipping point of geekdom fully entering the mainstream, changed and commodified, so if as a zoomer you became cognisant of subcultures around that point, it was already too late.

I know time passing is a new concept to you but "a decade" doesn't mean anything when it was literally the start of the mainstream era of geek. Hell, I'm being generous most oldfags would say 2008 was the start of the decline of geekdom.


If you just want to play steam games on a mobile device it's great for tech illiterates. If you want to do literally anything more… no, don't touch it if you're illiterate.

It's a tinkers device at heart and once you leave the walled garden you can't be retarded.

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>be born in the year 1996
> in between phase between skinny TVs and fat CRT computers used windows XP in school
> was in kindergarten during 9/11 remember all the adults crying while walking me home from school
I've been digging around the internet archives and looking at TV and ads in the VHS collection going all the way back to the 80s. Things seemed so good then…. can anyone older explain to me in detail what those times between the 90s and early 2000s where like ? the 85-99 period seemed really peaceful considering the type of TV that was on…what happened ?

Pic unrelated.
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In my defense I was replying to the person who was replying to an advertising bot


I'm replying to the person who got replied to by the person replying to people who replied to the bot.


you mean the bot already spent more that 5-6 years here?


fuck it


The things you talk about still exist, it's the platforms that's changed. You can't say RIP VHS, why is no one making no new movies when they're making endless streaming garbage. The mediums changed and you didn't keep up so you miss out on Nu internet culture. I think those platforms suck too so you'll never seen me on tiktok or discord but that's where the current fluid internet is while we sit on the frozen internet long forgotten.

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I came up with an odd theory today but the more I consider it the more it makes sense. Any one aware of hotwheels (Ex staff here, midget with a boner for animal fucking and traitor to any he meets) knows when he lost control of 8ch he used his crypto donations to ddos the site constantly and hire black hats to fuck with it as often as possible. When Reiko was grooming virgins and trying to blackmail them into taking HRT and larping as succubi it came out one of his friends was using crypto to find 3rd world flesh farms to spam the cuckchan /r9k/ board with pro-tranny garbage. That's 2 cases we know of that the people doing it for exposed and caught, but how much more of this is going on?

What do my fellow Wizs think on this matter? Is part of the steep decline inorganic and funded by the mentally deranged getting lucky with crypto? Any thing good gets paid to be bad and anything left is too poor quality to be worth the shekels to ruin? Is it happening on Wizchan with the porn threads?


Sad, I wasn't aware cripplekike would stoop so low. Where can I earn more about this oppo? I don't know anything about crypto shit


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South Pacific immigrant posting from a repurposed septic tank here. I just got payed 18 Shibainu to influence this thread in the direction of Equi-fascism. Wizchan has been a listed target in my handbook for years but I felt a connection to you chums right away so I never spammed here on master's behalf. I've been learning how to kill myself from you guys for years because I'd rather die then live a life spamming dinosaur cocknipple vore on dead forums for kids in exchange for virtual shavings of pennies.


third world wiz build:
- night shift job where you dont deal with people
- nofap until all sexual desire is killed
- sleep in bushes with sleeping bag, bring gallons of water to camp site for washing with soap

first world wiz build:
- neetbux
- permanent dick destroy december (fap even if you dont feel horny)
- wake at ~1am to enjoy silence during night, sleep during day with eat plugs
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30 in 2 months here did not worked a single day in my life as well. Neet till suicide.


jealous, wagie life sucks


why continue to work?


i don't know really, mostly that getting on neetbucks isn't a guarantee for me I guess? I'll definitely try if I ever get fired/frustrated enough to quit but right now I'm just too locked into the schedule of work, eat, chores, sleep to really do much thinking about other options


Nothing wrong with working if you can stomach it. For me it would be either NEETbux or voluntarily going to prison (first world) because I would hate being homeless and don't have the determination to actually sudoku.


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I've lost the packaging but the headphones were about $40 and worked pretty good in standard applications. It really wasn't a comfortable way to sleep given I've slept on my side my entire life. I'd often wake up and they'd be off my head


Not exactly. There's a question of islolating inner and outer surfaces with a medium in the middle that does not conduct vibrations (think double-paned glass, which has a vacuum between the two panes). There's a question of how well the outer layer reflects rather than simply absorbs external waves. There's a question of tuned absorbers that tend to trap a particular frequency range far better than just a bundle of fiberglass or whatever sitting there.

Acoustics is complicated enough to lean in to seeming like black magic to the uninitiated, just like radios, microwave ovens, or even just network cabling. I slept with those -30dB foam earplugs mentioned earlier for years when I lived under a college party house. Makes a real difference even if I could still hear everything.


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Now you see why vampires sleep in coffins


Imagine the smell of that thing after a good session of fapping, let alone after you have fapped in there for weeks.


I would actually sleep in one of those if it had airholes

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