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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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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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Watched them all 4. I know there is a new one that just released for but for now I think what I watched is enough for the franchise. Overall a good story. Didn't read the books but the movie did its story telling right in my opinion. Futuristic dystopian world always catches my interest. The love story between the characters is lame but I guess this part is maybe directed more to the younger people than old slobs like me. The finale is a bit disappointing, I was hoping for something more but if you asked me what's this "more" I couldn't answer you.
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>>2341 To be honest, I never felt any interest in that franchise, even though it seems to have been very successful in its time. I think it never caught my attention because I thought it was aimed to teenagers with all that entails (unnecessary romance and drama). However, I can't deny that I really like their art direction (especially the contrast between the wealthy classes and the players) based on the few images I've seen. Also, I like dystopian movies too, so maybe I should give it a try.
>>2342 >I thought it was aimed to teenagers >I like dystopian movies It seems like we have something in common. I suggest you to watch them, you might not regret it.
Rewatched it last week. Not too much to be told honestly. It was meh the first time I watched it and it's meh now. The only thing I appreciated are the dialogues which are often in native language, namely french and german.
>>2345 It's been a while since I watched that movie, but from what I remember, it was... just fine. The overall tone of the film was strange. At times it was a little hard to take it seriously. Anyway, the dialogues were pretty good. Tarantino knows how to write dialogue and usually works with good actors. I'd like to talk about the last movie I watched, but it's been a while since I took the time to sit down and watch something. The last movie I saw was The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and that was a couple of months ago.

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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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>>2329 It seems really silly but I imagine I would probably do the same sort of thing. Just don't have the right reactions to things. At least you didn't get hurt or anything.
>At least you didn't get hurt or anything That's what my family said. To be honest, at first I felt like they were treating me like a little kid, but now I understand that this is the natural reaction to a robbery. By the way, the thief didn't just take some eggs. My older sister went through her room and didn't find her jewelry box, where her jewelry and her daughter's jewelry were. I know it wasn't my fault, but I can't help but feel bad.
>>2331 I guess thieves have to be quite crafty and able to prey on people's goodwill to get by. Having some dumb story about only looking for food might work well-enough on well-meaning people to let him escape. I don't really know what to say about feeling like you're being treated like a kid because I often feel the same way, and not just from my family. I think there is just something missing and people can somehow automatically tell that I'm incapable of taking the lead on anything.
It's already getting hot here. It sucks. I'm no good with heat.
I've been trying to get into metal again, but I often have trouble differentiating one song from another. And I'm not even listening to some particularly weird or extreme band, but Sodom. Maybe I'm just not paying enough attention. >>2335 That's a really nice image. I thought it was a photo at first, but when I zoomed in on it, I could see that it was a digital illustration. And I agree with you, it sucks when the hot season starts. It's been hot here lately, but not as hot as it was a few months ago.

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The Older IB Browser - End of The Line Anonymage 04/08/2023 (Sat) 20:12:37 No.2322 [Reply]
How many of you are feeling you've reached this point? My twenties are coming to a close and it seems like I've been passively channeled out the front-door from various communities. As the age gap between me and the average poster stretches, the less inclination I have towards behaviors I'd use for entertainment or the illusion of social fulfillment through parasocial habits. Stuff like shitposting, memes, and your general imageboard behavior just aren't having the same positive effect as they once had, not helped by most online communities continuing to decline as of the date of this post. Leaves me wondering what comes next for people like me who were effectively raised on the net. I guess I could lean into what hobbies I've developed over the years and find a sense of community out of the net? That seems to me at the moment the only practical solution unless I resign myself to almost certainly becoming a bitter anon unenthusiastically posting among kids and husks. That sounds a lot like rotting in real time. Hopefully I'll be able to come back to this thread with a positive solution one day.
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>>2322 >>2324 I share yours sentiments, and I've also come to accept the solution of moving on and seeking new pastures. Times change, and we change with them, as the adage goes. Now that the innocence of youth has dried up, it's becoming increasingly harder to experience such instances of cheeriness as those so promptly produced by our memory while remembering the early years on the net. It used to feel like a refuge. At present, however, it feels more like yet another torturous manifestation of routine and inertia and social engineering. Engaging in it provides some cursory relief, but usually leaves a sour aftertaste, and I don't expect that sensation to change anytime soon, much less considering the current cultural tendencies.
Wasted my youth indoors fucking around on imageboards with people who hated me with nothing good to show for it. All I ended up with is a sense all other forms of communication don't feel "right", and a reflexive nostalgia for the ephemeral culture of "the old days" even though they sucked. I couldn't change with the times. So almost a decade ago now I exclusively started hanging out on tiny, dead, or dying IBs as my sole form of communication. The more insulated, the more they seemed like a still frame of how it used to be. Magicchan the primary one. When that went down, what came next for me was just to quit. For little more than a year I had no contact with anyone. As long as I just did things I actually liked doing, like playing games or reading manga I did actually feel better than when I would post on the net. Though it's likely different for you. For me socialization on the net has never really been something rationally undertaken because it benefited. Just more of a animal instinct I can't override even if it is to my detriment. I don't know if anyone else here is like that, I used think that some mage types were but that may just have been projection.
I just browse a couple of websites and even those I have no real purpose visiting. Everything is either kids or people with kids or sex or money. It's all so alienating. But I guess I never really had a place there anyway, I always felt like an outsider no matter sites I went to. Going offline would be great but I keep finding excuses not to.
>>2327 I feel the same way you do. I visit several IBs daily, but very rarely post or connect with their users. Once in a while I find something funny or interesting, but that doesn't really justify the habit.
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>>2326 >Wasted my youth indoors fucking around on imageboards with people who hated me Why do you feel like people on imageboards hated you? Were you avatarfagging, tripping, or had a really distince retarded posting style. I've legit been gangstalked just for not being part of discord groups and not affiliated with anyone made me an easy target I guess.

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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 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.
I just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. It took me over a week to finish. I bought a box of science fiction books in about 2014 and this is the first one I read.
>>2336 I started on another and I guess it's full of mildew because I get allergy symptoms when I open it. Damn. The rest of the box is probably the same.
>>2337 That sounds quite annoying. Only once have I had to deal with a book with those problems, and what I did was to clean it very carefully and try to ventilate it before reading it.
>>2338 It's my own fault for leaving them to rot for years instead of reading them. So I feel kind of guilt if anything. I tried leaving them out but they made my whole room stink. It seems that people are using ozone to disinfect them but I don't have an ozone generator.

/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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>>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.
I'm just so tired. My body hurts all the time now and I have no energy. I don't even do anything with my time, I just refresh the same couple of websites where the same old posters are gradually getting older and dying, and daydream all the time about escaping to somewhere else, someplace cool where I could live alone in peace and quiet, but I do nothing about it. Maladaptive daydreaming, I guess. I've been doing it for decades. I don't have the energy to move, anyway. I could come up with dozens of little roadblocks to stop me from doing anything, where overcoming any of them would sap so much of my scarce energy that I would just grind to a halt afterwards.
I forgot how badly shaving irritates my skin. I forgot how the stubble clings to my shirt as I put it on. I forgot how weak and ugly my skull features are. Makes me want to obliterate my skull, suicide helmet style. I guess I'll regrow my shoddy beard and balding head. >>2319 Me too, only it's my skin, not body, and I have some energy. Psoriasis on hands and arms, dry in general where there isn't psoriasis. Something wrong with my lips, it peels off continuously, never heals. Doesn't matter what kind of lip balm I try, it hardens and peels off. The best I've found is lotion for "extremely dry cracked hands" on my lips and it doesn't harden, but still peels off. Using the lotion too often can cause whiteheads on my lips. Probably ten or fifteen years of this bullshit. Balls, skin can peel off in the shower. Itchy balls, grabbing the skin and rolling it between my fingers is relieving, but may cause skin to peel off. No bleeding, but can become adhered to underwear by the oily lower layer as the skin heals. I was able to break away from mindlessly refreshing dead websites for a while, but back to doing it again. Maladaptive daydreaming, abundant. The days disappear before they even begin.
>>2184 Most people that write those types of posts are doing it to cope with their own depression. They write it for you, but in reality they're trying to pick themselves up. A lot of "advice" is also just depressed people repeating the same shit, trying to make themselves believe that's how life works and it will get better.

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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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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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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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