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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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>>2244 Lol, a good point. Anyway, I respect you're will to not welcome unvirgins here.

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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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I read books 2 to 3 hours a day. Yesterday I finished the first Dune. The non-fiction I am currently reading is a bit boring so I am stretching it way out whereas Dune I managed to complete in exactly 2 weeks.
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.

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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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As of right it's been a couple of years that I've picked up cycling (MTB). Where I live there are a lot of bike trails and being an area with a lot of hills you get a nice mixture of hard and easy parts to get you some challenge and recover when needed. I do between 80 to 100 km per weekend since a while now and my mood has been affected positively. The only downside is that some bike trails are really populated but generally speaking it's not a problem. I've been in front of the computer for so long (and still am due to work) that I would have picked this sooner if I knew it I liked it.
>>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.

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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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Welcome back, mages. Part II 05/22/2022 (Sun) 22:41:35 No.2192 [Reply]
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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>>2224 No no, you're fine m8. It was so long ago, I don't really have much pains about it anymore. I've been really fortunate to have my faith in doctors/Psychs/etc be rejuvenated because of the team I have helping me now. Most people are SHIT, but the few gems really push my suicide further away. >>2216 >One thing that has worked for me in the past is to just listen to their complaints and opinions, as if you were their confidant Dale Carnegie! Yeah, that's usually enough to keep you floating, especially if you can empathize and contribute on what they're sharing. Some jobs, you really can't just keep to yourself or show any signs of neuroticism. I've found when it comes to ruined first-impressions, only the most open-minded, kindhearted, and amiable people will give you a second chance. I showed a lot of "weakness" in this one blue-collar job and I was basically ran out because I knew my coworkers weren't going to "waste" their time helping/training me. It's a shame because I was really passionate about the industry and job. I was even asked to reconsider from the HR member who hired me and the global safety director engineer, the only people who I felt really saw my potential/who I was, but I was forced to ignore them because there was no way I could of told them, "uh, yeah, I quit because most of my coworkers dislike me and don't want to bother helping me, and my brown-nosed trainer who has enormous amounts of social leverage who was so supportive if me, has now joined them in talking shit behind my back and is reluctant in helping me. Look at me! I'm the workplace pariah already!" So I stuck with: "emergency health issues" I can't remember the last time I felt so powerless but maybe it was for the best. Ha...ha
>>2226 It's crazy how much in life is down to the luck of meeting the right people.
>>2213 2210 here. Thanks a lot, mage! I'll definitely look into all of this.
>>2199 My thoughts exactly. The future of society looks bleak, but it's worthwhile to live in if one can get by without too much of a struggle. Though I will say that "nonproductivity is toxic" is too broad. In my view, while some productivity is essential to prevent one's self from decaying, too much "hard work" is even worse than laziness. What is the point of constantly treating the present as a means to an end? I made that mistake when I pushed myself and realized that the ambitious mentality I formed in the process made me not even get what I wanted at the end when I started to lose my drive and became aware of what I was chasing. It becomes a cycle of ambition that one has to get off sooner or later unless one wants to be stuck in it, forever neglecting the present moment. Many top elites probably have a worse quality of life than loners working solitary jobs because they chose the path of ambition.
>>2230 You don't get to be "the Great" of anything focusing on quality of life. Not even a great mage or wizard.

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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.

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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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This is from the guy that made Scythe art.
>>1155 I just found a better version of one of the pics. This kind of scenes make me imagine a whole story behind it, it's like you just catched a glimpse of something going on, kinda dark souls in a way.
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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.

/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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>>2164 I’m not sure if this helps at all, I had to move from my apt recently as well, but if you live in the US I’d suggest looking on Craigslist that’s where I’ve always found a place to live when needed. Best of luck with your situation fellow mage.
>>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.

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Music thread Anonymage 12/16/2019 (Mon) 09:32:59 No.27 [Reply] [Last]
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It's really interesting when artists decide to remake their older songs, especially if they make a totally different take on them. Here are a couple of examples: >Macabre (Pre-Pentagram) - Be Forewarned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk0q6tjD6gY >Pentagram - Be Forewarned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIBNMoqYX9s >Swans - Your Property https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=891H3E7eRnQ >Swans - Yrp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUveBfdZIj0 Semi unrelated picture, by the way. >>1885 Really nice songs. I love how ""hypnotic" they are.
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>>1889 I'm sorry. It looks like there was a problem with my connection and the image wasn't attached.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfv9FDnMcaI I'm not from the US but the translated version of this song reminds me of when I was in kindergarten where they made us sung it.
>>2166 I'm not from the US either, but I have no idea that song was translated to other languages. Out of curiosity, I took a look at Second Hand Songs and found many different versions of the song in several languages. >Mandarin version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDb4upMkp8 >Italian version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPh3SFI0e9M >Spanish version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUoGHp2EiiQ Now that I think about it, I shouldn't be surprised by this. It's very popular and old song; it makes sense that it has so many versions. Out of curiosity, which version did you use to sing when you were in kindergarden?

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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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>>2168 >>2167 I'm in the same boat. My mohert told me that I should buy a new phone because mine is too slow. Funnily enough, the only reason I bought one was because she tricked me into doing it (she told me that she wanted a new phone, and when I gave it to her, she said it was for me). Anyway, it's kind of weird how easy old people get used to smartphones. My mother never learned to use a regular computer, but she quickly learned to use her phone.
>>2168 >>2170 >Mine has insisted me to get one for years, in an almost obsesive way. Oh man, this reminds me of something that my father did years ago. I had a simple Nokia phone that I barely used, and when I went there to visit he decided (without asking me or anything) that I would get some new $600 iphone, so he and my mother made up a story that they were going out to "get brunch" and I had to go because they had decided I had to go, then they dragged me to some electronics shop at a busy mall and just refused to leave until I picked it out. I kept refusing and he scolded me, right there in the shop. It went on for ages. I kept going away and when I returned to ask when we would be going home, he'd start again. It was unbelievable. He has an iphone himself and has no idea how to use it. I simply can't understand why he would care what kind of phone I have. >It seems like I'm critizing him too much but it's not really his fault, standards of what is right and wrong change drastically and there's little to do about it but to adapt. I try to think reasonably about them because they're my parents but I have no doubt that if I had to keep living in that house I would have killed myself by now. These days they just sit around watching netflix all day, and he spends all day running disk defragmenter and virus scans on his PC because he has a paranoid delusion that a specific woman he doesn't like (who probably hasn't thought about him in that entire time) is hacking into it.
Not sure where to post this but a few weeks ago I found a wallet at night while walking home from the train station. I always had this fantasy of findig a wallet or a suitcase full of money, but it barely had any cash in it so I just went through the guy's stuff to find his phone number and texted him. The next day I gave him back the wallet, and he insisted on taking me to an ATM and gave me a reward, I kinda felt ashemed to accept that much money but I'm not gonna refuse anything free. I also found out he is a boss somewhere and he told me anytime I need a job just let him know and he will hire me instantly. It's manual labor in a warehouse, but it still pays like 3x of what I could realistically get as a 30 yo NEET with zero work experience. So now I have a way out but I have no idea what to do. I'm skinny as hell with a terrible back and this job could kill me lol, but this may be my only chance. Kinda feels like I was given a chance by the universe to avoid a terrible future, but I'm still not sure if I have the power to go through with it.
>>2173 You have to take what fate gives you. In my experience everything works in the most random way until an impossible chain of events that changes the whole situation just happens. I don't believe in anything, but if I had to believe in something, it would be luck.
>>2173 What >>2174 have said makes sense. It sounds too good to pass up. On the other hand, did that guy see your body type? I mean, if he knows you aren't exactly a muscular man, I doubt that he will give you a physically demanding job. Maybe he has something different in mind for you.

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