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Meta thread Anonymage 12/11/2019 (Wed) 20:07:06 No.5 [Reply] [Last]
Please note that this board is a bunker for those who browsed the late Magicchan, and therefore I ask that only those who posted on it use this board as we are still trying to find many anons who were lost. Many thanks for respecting this

Rules are the same as on Magicchan, and I also ask that if you find a lost mage to discreetly and subtly show them this board.
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I'm not the same person who created the previous general thread (>>2), but since that one reached bump limit and it's about to fall off the front page, I thought it was time to start a new thread. So, like the original OP said, hop in this thread when you can and post about what you're up to or your thoughts lately.
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>>2311 >the fact that windows was so bloated and all my hardware is ancient I know what you mean. When I decided to install W10 on my PC, I not only looked for the most basic version but I also took the time to debloat it. From what I've read, Windows has a lot of useless features that negatively affect the performance of your PC and even your Internet connection. I tried to use Wine to run Photoshop, and while it worked, it was constantly buggy. However, I have read that it works quite well with all types of games, so possibly the problem is me and the program I want to use. I can't say personally because most of the games I've played lately have source codes or can be played with emulators. Anyway, rereading my previous post, I feel like I overreacted a bit. Despite the fact that I still have some problems with it, Linux Mint is a good distribution. It is easy to use and lightweight. In some ways, it reminds me of Windows when it wasn't so intrusive and demanding.
I'm extremely slow, every task takes much longer than the average person. Tasks become even longer while carrying 80 lb of sand, the more time passes the more difficult it is to use arms and fingers. One hour of preparing food makes 520 steps on stairs seem like carrying a backpack of air. My shoulders are very sore, maybe no more exercise this week. >>2310 I thought it would motivate me to study programming too, but there isn't anything I have a strong desire to make, plus I didn't get far in math, didn't even finish high school. I'll stick to drawing, it's hard enough, and not go in a hundred different directions trying to find purpose in life.
>>2313 >My shoulders are very sore, maybe no more exercise this week I don't know anything about fitness, but I think you should take a break and find a less intense exercise routine, at least until you recover. >I'll stick to drawing Funnily enough, I also ended up focusing on drawing instead of programming after installing Linux Mint. In my case, this makes me feel guilty because I'm trying to get a degree in Computer Engineering, but I'm not really passionate about that. Also, I understand what you mean. Computer science has so many branches and each one of them is constantly growing. It's hard to know what to do when faced with such a scenario, especially when you have no real passion for programming.
>>2314 >I think you should take a break and find a less intense exercise routine, at least until you recover. Feels okay now, but you're right, I'll be careful this week. Today I did steps on stairs: 156 at 130 lb (80 back and 25 per hand), 156 at 80 lb, 156 at 50 lb (25 per hand) before lunch. Proper weights would probably be kinder to my grip, but I'm using what's available (unopened boxes of cat litter). I was going to do the same before dinner, but won't, will rest tomorrow, and see how I feel Tuesday. Good thing I checked back here before being stupid. >I'm trying to get a degree in Computer Engineering, but I'm not really passionate about that. You wouldn't be the first person to switch, not that I have any idea for a better degree. You wouldn't be the first person to get a degree and pursue an unrelated career. Not knowing how far along you've gotten, and with no life experience, I have no wisdom to offer you. Unless I become good at drawing, socialize on garbage like twitter or discord, and luck into a modest following, my future is manual labor, homeless, or suicide. I could've started out a drawfag very early on 4chan, but wasted my time not drawing.
>>2315 How long have you been exercising and have you noticed good results so far? I must admit that I have noticed that every so often you post your progress, which makes me think that you are taking this quite seriously. I must admit that I am a little envious. I constantly come across people on the internet who talk about the benefits of exercising and I bet what they say is true. >You wouldn't be the first person to switch I'm afraid it's a little late for that. I'm nearing the end of my degree, so I guess the best thing to do would be to keep working on that for another year. I make some money drawing, but it's really not that much. I don't know if I dedication or better social skills, but I can't find a way to earn as much money as other artists (anyway, I'm not that good at drawing, to be honest).

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Anonymage 12/26/2020 (Sat) 02:40:21 No.1187 [Reply]
It's a bit late but merry christmas to any mages who are actually still here.
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>>2297 >>2298 Merry Christmas, guys. And I hope all of you have a nice New Year.
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>>2297 >>2298 >>2299 Merry Christmas.
Hope the new year is treating you all well. Live with purpose.
>>2306 I wish I could. I wish I wasn’t pressured to work shitty jobs when I was younger and took the time to try to build a skill or create something so I could live with purpose. The other day I drove 7 hours to go to my favorite theme park and I took some psychedelics when I was on my favorite ride I thought why would I ever want to kill myself when this and life is so beautiful. One day back at my job and I want to die. It’s not even a bad job it’s insanely easy but I get talked to every day for taking care of my medical condition and they watch my every movement and I just want a source of happiness in my life.
>>2307 That resonates with me, it describes most of my life. But at some point work polutes your free time too, and you want to die everyday. I also use drugs to deal with that.

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Movie/TV thread Anonymage 01/28/2020 (Tue) 08:42:56 No.256 [Reply] [Last]
I just finished watching Babylon 5. I'd say it's my second favorite sci-fi show after TNG. The best part is how well-planned it seems, there are subplots that are started the first season that get finished all the way in the later seasons. The character development is well done, no changes to a character seem unjustified, and no one stagnates. I think that by the end no one in the show is in the same position as when the show started, everyone both advances in their carreers and grows as a person, dealing with personal problems and all that. I think it's done well especially considering how most of these shows just keep everyone in the same position for the entire show, even TNG does this, everyone stays in the same rank and occupation for the most part. I guess the producers just leave it to the nerds who write the books and comics to finish it all up. The last four episodes are all pretty much the sendoff for all the characters so that everyone's story is completed and we know exactly where everyone ends up, which is a great contrast to shows where everyone just sort of leaves, or where it's never explained what they're going to do after the show ends. The makeup and costumes are also really well done, I think that the only part of the visuals that didn't age well is some of the CGI shots of spaceships and buildings.
I still haven't watched the two movies that are after the show so I guess I'll post about them when I do. I'm definitely looking forward to them. Also I guess there's a spinoff show called "Crusade" but I'm a little less excited for that since I don't think any of the original cast is in it and it only got one season so the complex and patiently thought out story that I enjoyed from Babylon 5 won't be there, or at least it gets cut off early. I guess it got cancelled by the executives who wanted more action and sex shoved in before the show even aired, which is just sad.
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>>2278 Never heard of it for some reason, makes me think a little of Farscape, which I should watch one of these days. There were many space sci-fi shows in those years, and some were very innovative or just plan weird. Yesterday, like OP some years ago, I finished Babylon 5. Actually it was a show I already watched as a teen long time ago, and I loved deeply. Surprisingly it was even better than I remembered, so I could feel nostalgic and amazed by the quality at the same time.
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I watched Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio with my family a couple of days ago. Honestly, the only reason I wanted to see this movie was for its artistic side, and in that regard, I was not disappointed. The film is visually beautiful and has a very appealing handcrafted feel to it. As for the story, I couldn't help but feel that it was overloaded with disparate situations and subplots. It's true that all of those scenes made sense within the story and were properly intertwined, but I still felt the film was too fast paced for its own good. In addition to this, I was not convinced by what they did with the character of Pinocchio. I appreciated that they introduced him as a sort of abomination (in fact, his relationship with Geppetto starts out very much like the one Dr. Frankenstein has with his creation) and I enjoyed his transformation throughout the film, but the character is just annoying. I was going to say that I didn't like any of the songs from the movie, but I watched it dubbed. Now I'm listening to some of those songs in their original language and I must admit that they are enjoyable. The only part of the film that I really didn't like was the one where Mussolini appears. I don't really care about this historical figure, but I didn't get the joke about his stature and the song Pinocchio sang in front of him was terribly stupid. Granted, the one line of dialogue that Mussolini has in the film made me laugh. Lastly, I guess I liked the final message of the movie (don't look for perfection or live in the past, just try to find a way to make things work with what you have). It's a good movie, although I don't think my family liked it.
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I already watched this movie something like 10 years ago or maybe less I don't remember exactly but good movie overall despite the plot being nothing too crazy. I enjoyed the bleak, grey and depressing vibe to it and the acting felt very real. It left me with a sort of melancholic feeling, almost yearning for a series of events that I never experience and hope for the future of the family that Ree now has to carry on. Weird feeling if you ask me but I guess the acting was that good. Highly recommended if you're in the mood of watching something raw and sad. Fun fact: the role that Jennifer Lawrence had to take up in this movie is pretty much the same in the next movie that she did after this one which is The Hunger Games.
Do you know of any movies that would help me cope with cancer (not my own)?
>>2304 It's A Wonderful Life. It's an excellent, uplifting movie. Also Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

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Painting and general art thread Anonymage 01/18/2020 (Sat) 00:31:45 No.246 [Reply]
Both MC and the First Tower had one, so I think a general art thread would not be out of place here. Share paintings and other works of art that wouldn't go to the hobby thread.

As today is the Feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot, here is a painting in oil of his temptations -a rather common motif in art- by David Teniers the Younger (1647).
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Here are some colored-pencil illustrations made by Mark Ferrari, who is best known for his backgrounds for Loom and The Secret of Monkey Island. However, what I really want to share are his color cycling/palette-shifting artworks. Just open this link, click on "Show Options" and play around with the "Time of Day" slider: http://www.effectgames.com/demos/worlds/ >>1155 >>1156 I'd never heard of Scythe, but I really like the pictures you posted. It's interesting the way these paintings use their environment. It's like seeing an everyday situation that hides a dark secret. Also, I think it's the first time I see such a serious take on gnomes. >This kind of scenes make me imagine a whole story behind it, it's like you just catched a glimpse of something going on I know what you mean. I've always liked when a painting or a drawing makes me feel that way.
>>1160 I remember that pixel art web from old magicchan, nice memories. Scythe is a tabletop game set in some sort of alternate WWI with mechas everywhere. I haven't played it because I don't have anyone to play with but I would like to get my hands on it someday just because it looks cool. So the guy draws so many things I like, mecha, soldiers, gnomes, cats, monsters and medieval knights.
>>322 I may appreciate Balthus work to some extent but honestly, yes objectively speaking it's not technically very good.
I will hijack this thread to share some papes I saved during the years.
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Reading stuff Anonymage 02/23/2021 (Tue) 13:34:38 No.1287 [Reply]
Do any of you guys manage to read more than webpages? I had a plane trip recently and managed to read most (guess 2/3rds counts) of a book on the way but didn't even bother finishing it after getting home. I think that's the only thing I have read in a long time. Guess my attention span
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The last book I read was "Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes" by Kris Hollington. Since I don't know too much about world history, I found the book interesting. Personally, I enjoyed reading about the many failed attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro and the life of Uday Saddam Hussein. However, I have a feeling that someone who is really into history would find this book a little too "entry-level". Anyway, I guess it's a good introduction to many fascinating topics.
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>>1288 >pdfs are so fucking soulless Totally agree. Whenever I'll play through a game with a pdf strategy guide I always find it's nothing like a physical copy. There's very little in life more pleasurable than studying a real game booklet and using it to complete a game. Some of my fondest childhood memories are methodically playing through ocarina of time and pokemon with a trusty strategy guide.
Recently I have read the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Iliad and the Odyssey. I am trying to read some more classics. I have to say it is quite a comfort to read ancient literature, it's sort of a fantasy world but not really that much different. At the least, people have always been much the same. In the Epic of Gilgamesh they even blame Enkidu's problems on a succubus
I've been wanting to pick up the habit of reading books again lately. I recently downloaded The Roman Empire by Isaac Asimov, but I haven't taken time to read it yet. I'd like to read some books about the history of my country too. >>2246 I haven't read the Epic of Gilgamesh but I know the story. I find the way in which it addresses the subject of mortality/immortality curious, especially for the time period.
I most recently read Mind is a Myth by U.G. Krishnamurti. I've gone from reading ideological literature to spiritual literature. I've realized that ideology does not hold the solution to whatever unknown I seek. It's fun to read ideological books as a mind game, but they are nothing more than that. The best ideological books are the ones that attack the ideological way of thinking.

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Hobby thread Anonymage 12/17/2019 (Tue) 10:34:46 No.45 [Reply]
Post anything related to your hobbies.
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>>2215 I envy you a little. I never learned to ride a bike, but I've always thought that it must be a pretty nice hobby, especially if you don't live in a city, and from what you said, you live in the perfect place for such activities. >I would have picked this sooner if I knew it I liked it I don't know why, but this caught my attention. Before all this, did you use your bicycle exclusively as a means of transportation?
>>2217 >I don't know why, but this caught my attention. Before all this, did you use your bicycle exclusively as a means of transportation? Before this, last time I cycled, was probably when I was 10 or something (now I'm 29) and back then was, as you said, it was a mean of transportation that I used to roam the village with the few friends I had back then. I guess different times different minds.
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I grew tired of wasting my days doing nothing but lurking the internet, so I played my harmonica six hours yesterday and six hours today. I don't even know how to play it. I never did use it beyond testing it once, twenty years ago. Now the faucet's running water sounds like a harmonica. My hands got very sweaty and the oil caused some discoloration.
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I was outside from 3:30 to 6:30. Started off by dropping my harmonica in the grass. I doused the light, and alternated between sitting with my buddies and walking about. Cool temperature, wet but not muddy despite prior heavy rain, and clear skies. I played for two hours accompanied by the insects, looking up to the stars. I can't remember having ever felt so at peace. Last post for now. I won't be spamming the thread every day.
Was Bionicle real? I mean people have met Toah Jovan in dream and have remember past lives on Voyganui so there' gotta be at least some truth to it right

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Interesting links Anonymage 01/28/2021 (Thu) 11:03:46 No.1252 [Reply]
Anything to break up the monotony of NEETing >B-ok Online library, very extensive: https://b-ok.org/ >Project Gutenberg Online library for books that have had copyright expire: https://www.gutenberg.org/ >Classic Reload Loads of old and retro games online for free: https://classicreload.com/ >Retro Games Covers games not already covered by classic reload: https://www.retrogames.cc/ >DOS games Moderate selection of DOS games online: https://js-dos.com/games/ >FMovies Watch movies and TV series online for free: https://fmovies.wtf/ >Read Comic Online Pretty obvious: https://readcomiconline.to/ >The Eye

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>>1252 It's too much. Just too much, anon. Years of hedonistic content consumption have burned my brain out. I can't take it anymore.
There are too many imageboards and they're all dead.
>>2231 What's it all worth if there isn't any kind of effort required to obtain all these things? It all seems completely meaningless to me.
>>2232 If they're dead, it's easier to keep track of them. >>2234 The real work is in integrating them into your mental schema.

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Rituals Anonymage 05/13/2022 (Fri) 08:06:02 No.2185 [Reply]
Do you have any little rituals that you follow? Perhaps something like preparing tea a certain way and presenting it on a nice tray, or doing or eating specific things on certain days?
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>>2186 I will imagine this as you doing laps of your lair while reciting incantations to banish the evil groids and bring peace upon your realm.
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A long time ago I had a homework assignment from school, we were supposed to do some activities that people in the ancient world might have done, one of these was to maintain a shrine to the household gods. I found that to be kind of fun so for quite a few years I'd leave nonperishable food offerings in a little cupboard whenever in need of luck. It was just a bit of silliness though.
>>2187 That sounds pretty cool. Maybe I should imagine the same thing while I'm doing my daily laps. >>2189 It's funny, there are many cultures that do similar things. I'm usually a very skeptical guy, but who knows? Maybe there's something real behind those ancient traditions.
>>2190 I mean many cultures do ancestor worship, and that's dumb.
>>2201 As a skeptical guy myself, I however respect these practices. I even sometimes do magic things even if I deeply know it'skind of larping but I enjoy doing it for the sole purpose of beauty.

/sad/ thread Anonymage 03/08/2020 (Sun) 01:50:14 No.332 [Reply] [Last]
Depression, ventilation and other such posts go here. How are you feeling today mage?
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>>2177 Everywhere else seems too sanitized, and if they aren't, then they are incredibly depraved. I've been thinking a lot about how there are no true genuine spaces on the Internet anymore, with genuine people. And if those spaces do exist, then they aren't as populated as they used to be.
I wish the people telling me to improve my life did so in a less patronizing way. They see me as beneath them. I wish I had the strength or the intelligence to live on my own. Or to stop.
>>2181 I'm sorry to hear you've had to deal with people like that, mage. I kind of know how that feels. Maybe I'm a little too cynical when I say this, but sometimes I think people can't help but vent their frustration when they try to help you or give you some advice. It's like our mediocrity was an offense to all the effort that they have put into their lives. I wish you the best for the future, mage.
>>2182 Thank you. Yeah, they do seem very frustrated. I don't even think that's the cynical way of viewing it, it might just be the truth. I wish you all the best too, mage.
afraid, i walk into the void. the gates close. no way back. cold, silent and monochrome. there are no rules. for the first time, i am in control. knowing that i can be destroyed at any moment. i dont know why i am here. or really what i am. all i know is i have a purpose. a duty. or will. i really wish i knew the words to explain myself and what i feel.

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