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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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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.

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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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2020s discussion Anonymage 01/01/2020 (Wed) 06:57:45 No.194 [Reply] [Last]
A new decade is here. Not that it means much really. All manner of normies right now are drinking and celebrating and doing all sorts of degenerate shit to commemorate a new year while we sit alone doing nothing.
I want to discuss predictions for the new decade. Do you think things will get better or worse? Maybe a better question is do you think things will get worse faster or slower than this past decade? I can't imagine things getting worse at a rate faster than they did these past ten years. The 2000s were pretty good overall until the end but the 2010s got pretty awful real quick, especially with the exponentially growing popularity of social media making normies even more annoying. Which way do you think this decade will go? Can things get much worse? Could they possibly get better?
I know it's pretty arbitrary to divide things like this since obviously the way things work isn't based on decades, things don't suddenly change because the number on the calendar is different, but I feel like it could be interesting to see if any predictions will come true.
Personally I'd just be happy if we got WWIII so not only do I get an easy way out, but my name ends up on a wall somewhere.
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>>1793 I got bux
Guess things only ever get worse
>>2125 I am astonished how true this continues to be. It's only been a little over 3 months since >>1798 commented on the state of things since OP and now there's an escalating war in the 2nd largest country in Europe between European nations.
>>2126 Two years ago I expected basically a stasis on this kind of stuff, with governments just kind of quietly locking things down as economic and social conditions got worse. Instead there was the plague and all that it brought with it, and now a war. I just hope it doesn't spiral out of control like the plague did, but for all any of us know it might already be unavoidable. This time two years ago the plague was barely a month old and the sharemarkets had collapsed, I guess the war is only a week or so old and anything could happen.
It's fucking 2023. Fuck.

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Welcome back, mages Anonymous 12/11/2019 (Wed) 16:33:05 No.2 [Reply] [Last]
Hop in this thread when you can and post about what you're up to or your thoughts lately.
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>>2158 >>2159 >"Sea monster swimming through the ruins of an ancient underwater civilization". It missed some of the intended marks, but it still came out really cool looking. It makes me think of concept art. Like it's a design for a boss battle against a mutant leviathan or something.
Good to see there have been some more posts recently. Almost a month had gone by without anything being posted. I began to think that I hadn't been invited to tower's first (and last) annual all you can drink poison punch party. Tagline: Party till you drop.
>>2171 I'm very glad there are still people who post here too. It's true that there are periods in which this place is a little dead, but that only lasts for a few days at most.
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Sometimes, when the stars align, my symptoms aren't so bad and old man lady luck smiles upon me I can almost think "this isn't so bad".
Don't know if the inactivity here is related to the thread hitting bump limit but now that it's about to fall off the front page it's probably good time to make a new thread. If anyone wants a one that is.

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lol so uh, you realize that's kinda awkward even for monkeys... Anonymage 12/22/2021 (Wed) 05:01:21 No.1945 [Reply]
was there any god before modern religion that revives people from the dead? other than witchcraft i guess. Not even the olympians/hades do that kind of shit... it's probably too fucking awkward to do. they can rain fire and thunder but you didnt hear them raise from the dead because the roman would be like "uh, what? so i can kill everyone and they will come back again?" Which will make IS*S and religious, holy revivalism terorrism a hilarious joke of the century lol. Also so far there's only lazarus who came back from the dead, and nobody wants to take that chance and suffer irreversible physical damage because it's too fucking risky even for the fucking olympians, so you wonder if it actually happen or just retarded magic show. It would also solve murder case and capital offenses since people can always trace damage and nothing is forever lol. ON the other hand by denying or not believing in the bunches it also makes people look like jackasses who live for the moment so you have no choice but to believe it too, it's morally advanced and unchallengable.
Actually it makes you more of a monkey if you think people comes back after sustaining sorts of irreversible damages, which makes you unable to tell between the dead or living, or clinically, schizophrenic. But you wonder how come something so outstanding, is also mentally ill? And that's the part you realize where you are also mentally insufficient for something so outrageous.

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Humor Thread Anonymage 09/08/2021 (Wed) 14:49:17 No.1648 [Reply]
I still have the files from the old humor / comedy thread that popped up on /b/ back in 2017. I don't have everything, but its enough to get it started. We desperately need to have some laughs to improve our mood, comedy has become the only thing that takes my mind off suicide.
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>>1701 It ate the same file again, holy shit, it's like it isn't compatible with the server despite being a completely normal mp4. I'm sure that I din't forget to upload it because the post took some minutes to go through. Here's the link to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFdE__2OKc8
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>>1702 If the file extension is mistyped or missing the board seems to upload everything else, but ignore the file. If the file is corrupted somehow it usually just gives some error and doesn't upload at all. I had that problem with another post. Usually just converting the file through FFMPEG with fmpeg -i [input].mp4 [output].webm fixes it.
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>>1703 I wonder if it's a filename issue on my end. I decided to download the video again with another settings but I won't try uploading it again, that would be spam-y. >Where are my acid tablets, Garmfilled? >I ate those food. >That wasn't food, you stupid fat cat!
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Photography Anonymage 06/17/2020 (Wed) 22:35:06 No.732 [Reply]
"Photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. Photography is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing (e.g., photolithography) and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication." -Wikipedia on Photography With the first floor overhaul of my home being 90% completed, i visited the veranda and was finally able to see what's behind my house properly, the view was so pretty that i decided to shoot a few photos for the image thread, but i ended up taking 34 pictures so i deleted those that were shit and only 12 good ones remained, if i post this on the image thread i will end up flooding it. That's when i had the brilliant idea of making a photography thread, if you got a camera around you should shoot something that you like or find interesting, could be something small but peculiar as an ant-hill to a cool graffiti or car, maybe even show off that fancy computer case you probably have. This is what's around me, a favela on a hilly area in the northeast region of brazil. There are 3 main features in those pictures >favela >the atlantic forest >the 2 distant cities We are currently going through winter right now, it was overcast when i shot those photographs and it started raining soon after i finished taking them. Another cool feature about this place is that it sits not so far from an airport; therefore also near an flight route, making it a great location for aircraft spotting. Planes from all sizes follow this route, from propeller single engines to airbuses and even military cargo planes, i once saw a HUGE green one, i think it might have been this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embraer_KC-390 The rest of the photos will be posted very soon, this is only the beginning, there is much more i want to show you. Im looking forward to your photos as well.
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From 2011/12 >>738 I really enjoy these, the amber lights through early morning fog is quite nostalgic for me.
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Here are some pictures I took a long time ago. I'm sorry if they look a little weid; I wanted to play around with Gimp. >>1200 These three photos are really beautiful. I love the fact that each one has a very clear color palette. Actually, I'd even say they wouldn't look out of place in a magazine. However, I think my favorite it's the first one. There's something about it I really like.
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I went on a bit of a hike recently and took a few pictures, unfortunately they are not very interesting but that's what the landscape here looks like. My phone screen was almost dead so it was hard to even see what I was taking a picture of and impossible to evaluate what I had taken until I got home. It wasn't as hot as it looks, the sun was hot (of course) but the worst part at the start was mostly in the shade and afterwards there was a nice breeze for most of the way.
>>1513 Great photos. I love the first one, it looks like a frame from documentary film and I really like the fact that you can see the horizon (I live in a place surrounded by mountains, so it's impossible to see something like that here). i also like the last one a lot. You captured a pretty cool moment there.
>>1518 Thanks, I saw the crow (it was pretty big!) flying over when I was getting in the car, then after pecking a hole in the bag of dog food and trying some it flew over to a tree and came back with a friend, and for a bit they were both there. Unfortunately the friend (I think) got spooked and split when I went to take the picture.

Heath thread/coronavirus excitement Anonymage 02/29/2020 (Sat) 05:51:20 No.305 [Reply] [Last]
I've started to see people prepare for the coronavirus, buying shit like hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Is anyone here preparing for it or what? I'm not well informed on it so I'm not sure if the excitement about it is warranted or if it's just the media pumping it up to be bigger than it really is, like when ebola was the "big thing" but with any luck this is what'll propel us into the apocalypse where we'll all either die or survive to get a sick Mad Max car. Anyways, the situation reminded me of the health thread which had some good resources in it, so I figured that this is a good opportunity to discuss health regarding this specific situation and health in general.
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>>1450 I hope it's nothing serious. Have you been getting enough fluids, salt, and food lately? It could be something as simple as that, if you're lucky.
>>1450 How are you doing mage? Has everything returned to normal? I'd second what >>1451 said.
>>1451 Yeah I drink and eat enough. >>1452 The dizziness stopped but now it just hurts. I think the only time I had this kind of headache was during/after flying. I was thinking it might be blood pressure related. I could barely sleep anything yesterday it was so bad. I'm not sure if I should go to the hospital now or wait until tomorrow to see my doctor.
>>1454 I hope you get well soon!
My heart has been missing beats lately. Got real light headed during one or two and thought that was it. Wasn't though (obviously). Don't know if it means anything, but I always figured I'd die around this age, one way or another.

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