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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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toys, figures, etc. Anonymage 04/26/2020 (Sun) 21:58:59 No.495 [Reply] [Last]
Because I can't be the only one here who enjoys them. Just got this magnificent little bastard in the mail today. I don't usually bother with Nendos, but the super-deformed look really works for him for some reason- he's like an overworld sprite in a classic JRPG.
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>>937 >>937 >characters Eljay is a prime example of the worst aspects of the 'tism. I respect his knowledge of the lore but any sort of theme or message intended by the stories completely misses him, though that can probably be applied to all the TTV retards. Especially the fucking female Lewa shit from that shitty G3 project. Putting aside the fact that minifigures are completely inappropriate for capturing the look of Bionicle, and make the Toa look like normal guys, Lewa's character was meant to be a sort of trickster archetype. As far as I'm concerned that's an explicitly male role and changing that shit is incredibly gay. Even regardless of that it comes back to what I said earlier where if you change the way it is then gender becomes completely pointless and then they might as well be agender or something, which would be more interesting than their gender just being like normal people. I'm tired of people humanizing the Toa Mata especially, since they were meant to be tribal gods where the tohunga would make legends of them and treated them with extreme reverence. Though it's also entirely possible that Eljay just likes the idea of fucking Lewa and doesn't want to be called gay for it. >canonisation contest Honestly I'm just happy that the MOC they went with wasn't ten feet tall with a million misprints that the guy got after sucking off some Lego employee. Although maybe that would have been better than an emaciated Onua with no way to properly pose. I don't really care about the results themselves though, I mostly enjoy the MOCs that come out of it and the way that it encourages people to do their best, and seeing the different ways people interpret one character is fun. That's why I was excited for it anyways. I don't love TTV but I'd rather see the contest happen there than not at all, and since Farshtey can't go on BZP the next best thing is there. Pics related were my personal favorite entries. The result for the mask design/art contest was shit too, looks like a mechanical version of the Kanohi Rau. The artwork they went with does have a nice G1 comic look to it but it's not as polished as it should be. It looks like a knockoff Stuart Sayger piece. I remember there was one image in the style of MNOG that was pretty cool, I feel like that would have been good to use. There was better stuff but overall I'm not infuriated. I don't really worry myself with the gay details of the contest and TTV's clique faggotry, I just like looking at it from the sidelines and enjoying the MOCs that come out of it. Gay shit is to be expected from pretty much any forum. So long as the result isn't horrible I wouldn't complain about it. Picking out a bunch of "fraudulent accounts" by hand is incredibly retarded though, if they're going to mess with the results they could at least try to look less suspicious about it. I am a little disappointed that Hoseryx didn't win.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjTph0xBC1A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ431BwUpFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoWwzbJrqgs Twenty year anniversary of Bionicle was today, I don't have any builds anywhere near finished to share and I'd rather not show off pictures of a bunch of random arms and guys with no legs, but i did want to make a post at least. Hopefully the games are good when they're done, Masks of Power Legacy was a bit empty feeling and the combat wasn't good but it was cool to just walk around Mata Nui and talk to Tohunga and stuff, even if it is an unfinished version of the game. The new trailer looks good so that's nice, although no gameplay was shown so hopefully it is at least better than the Legacy version when it's complete.
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Oh man I remember this thread, I distinctively remember losing my sides at the Woody pictures. >>876 >>937 >is it weird to anyone that only water...was female? >(water being naturally gentle, meaning it suits the ideal female). Sort of like how the earth element was associated with wisdom and knowledge or fire with valor. Pretty much the only element with feminine traits was water so it made sense for it to be the female one. I don't know much about Bionicle other than once reading about how its inspired by Polynesian religion and folklore, but water has been considered a female element since ancient times, and in many esoteric traditions. Poseidon is the only male deity associated with water that I know of, and even that is not his sole association, he has other aspects to him.
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>>1602 I can't believe it was only two years ago.
r/sexybionicles is good.

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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.

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Anime/Manga/ thread Anonymage 10/22/2020 (Thu) 19:05:53 No.1079 [Reply]
Whatcha watching/reading mages? A mage recommended Dungeon Meshi on the previous /tower/ and I finally got around to reading it. If you're still here, thanks for recommending it! I enjoyed it immensely, especially the worldbuilding.
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See mages, Wizchan is down and who do we have here now >>1359 >>1360 >>1364 the russian schizo obsessed with the mod and wizcord cliques. He has to shit his opinion on perfect slow board like /tower/ and derail threads. Please if there are mods here, ban this retard.
>>1366 This board and lizchan were being shilled on 4chad when wizchan went down.
>>1375 lizchan doesn't seem to work right now so this board is all that's left. this is crazy
>>1380 never mind lizchan is working now
>>1216 Finally got around to watching this. God it's so comfy to imagine a peaceful carefree life in that little rural hamlet.

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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