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Does anyone else have this hobby? I've been doing it for years and especially love the older versions of places.
It feels incredible to be able to look at a frozen version of the world and go over every detail of it.
As much as I hate Google and this constant surveillance I still find a lot of joy and nostalgia looking in how everything used to be.
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R.I.P. Thread
You never actually got anyone to explore and post cool screenshots of places.


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Baidu maps street view / panorama doesn't show up anymore…
Does it work for anyone else?



Damn why is it so sluggish compared to google maps? When will it get on par? Every click drags on and takes a long time to load, rotating also takes time to load it. Zooming is painfully slow…
Why is it like this compared to google maps? Will it ever get better?


oh hell yes, i've always done this. I especially like the historical view as well. On google earth they actually have "satellite" imagery going back to the thirties. i.e. plane flyovers.


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I heard Nagatoro was adapted recently is it worth watching?
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Man, Butterbean was a hell of a boxer


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She should have been mixed-race: Asian-black, they're quite beautiful and it would an interesting aspect for the story IMO.


Yeah but drawing that hair would be a nightmare


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Nah, it wouldn't, curly hair can be stylized pretty easily.


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Share tutorials, step-by-step processes, infographics about art, and art tips; in pictures, videos, PDFs, etc.

Pic 1:
>Visual Novel Background Tutorial by Sky-Morishita
Pic 2:
>Visual Novel Background Tutorial (Layout Distortion) by Sky-Morishita
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>KOF XII pixel art sprite development process
Pic 4:
>Learning Order to Human Character Drawing by Nsio
Pic 5:
>Ways to avoid same-face syndrome by Miyuli (deleted tweet)
She has a free book with art tips:
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The simplest answer is just draw from reference. Practice whatever you want to improve on.


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So /edu/ this site is full of threads debunking standard chicken headed talking points but what are some legit criticisms of leftist thought?

I found this book Black Marxism by Cedric Robinson and his thesis runs as following. Marxism and European socialism, instead of being an ideology of the proletariat, was a petty bourgeois ideology born out of a ressentiment for the bourgeoisie and the belief that the proletariat could be better managed. Leftists falsely understood capitalism as a rationalizing force which would create a homogenous proletariat, while in truth capitalism exacerbates racial differences to manage pops more efficiently. Leftists mistake nationalism and racism as essentially reactionary, while in truth it has always played a huge and sometimes preponderant part in history.

Second Kolakowski's book Main Currents of Marxism makes two important claims. Terms like "materialism" and "dialectics" are not well defined leading to ambiguity and confusion. This is why Lenin and the Russian Marxists misinterpreted Marx's materialism as an ontology of matter. Second leftist materialism is determinstic and offers a telological history in which outcomes are predetermined. This undermines human creativity and autonomy and is why the Soviets and "actually existing socialism" became totalitarian in practice. The party led by masters of Marxist theory and technocrats can guide society through more and more bureaucratization cancelling out the need for democratic participation and subordinating individual agency to the needs of the bureaucracy itself. I believe the Maoists saw this and tried to break from it but China ended up producing the same results because even the red guards embraced the same interpretation of historical/dialectical materialism.

I want bring out Carl Schmitt here for all the leftcoms and anarchists. If you have a radically open society you can easily get invaded by an influx of new people. /pol/ stormfaggot colonization of online spaces proves that anarchic environments are highly vulnerable to this type of invasion or the emergence of extremism within. Anarchist societies would not have the means to resist these invaders. Probably why the Zapatistas are scrapping their communal autonomy model because of cartels moving into Chiapas and causing trouble. The anarchist army could resist an external military force. Its been done before. But an anarchist society is prone to collapse and reversal through inabiliPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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I'm not even an anarchist but using 4chan as an example of anarchism is nonsense. A website where a few people define and enforce the rules and deliberately choose not to adapt them to a new situation is not anarchism


MLs are determinists who believe they understand truth from an objective standpoint and have the right to lead and control others to implement this so called correct line. Anarchists aren't just another group of people who should be allowed to exist. They are heretics who stand in the way of full socialism and have to be defeated. MLs would invade an anarchist territory to "liberate" the proletariat from "infantile leftism" and impose their own worldview. They won't tolerate an anarchist territory because its existence as an alternative to state socialism undermines their ideological claims and their legitimacy to rule as a dictatorial vanguard.

I will say 4chan was an anarchic or semi-communistic space ruled by a tyrannical mod team not a full fleged anarchism. Even if Moot was a dictator the tools available to control the site and the population are limited and with minimal rules it became an anarchic space that was highly irrational and had elements of gift exchange economies. 4chan is a site not a territory so it only serves as an ideal type. Schmitt's point is that by giving away so much freedom liberals and anarchists can't stop threats to the community like MLs or fascists from taking over. When you have a highly anarchic space its easier for bad actors to come in and wreck it which is what happened to 4chan. A small imageboard I used went private registration only after being hit up with CP spam and /pol/ invaders. Accounts and registration defeat the purpose of an imageboard. Similar to this, if anarchists want to stop bad actors from wrecking their territory they have to build structures to keep them out but these risk compromising anarchy itself.


>Best and Worst Anti-Communist Arguments (ft. Heitor & Flashy)
>By TheFinnishBolshevik


> Marxism and European socialism, instead of being an ideology of the proletariat, was a petty bourgeois ideology born out of a ressentiment for the bourgeoisie and the belief that the proletariat could be better managed.
This. All the major socialists, Marxists, and anarchists of the 19th century were all bourgeois and even aristocrats.

Leftists want to break free from capitalism but not from modernity’s epistemology and values. They want to be progressive but progressiveness is an integral part of bourgeois modernity. Leftists never evolved new systems but adapted bourgeois ones. State socialism is the bourgeois state applied to the problems of capitalism. Socialism and Marxism are bourgeois.


>I found this book Black Marxism by Cedric Robinson and his thesis runs as following. Marxism and European socialism, instead of being an ideology of the proletariat, was a petty bourgeois ideology born out of a ressentiment for the bourgeoisie and the belief that the proletariat could be better managed.
This has a kernel of truth (that popular theorists of socialism were not from poor backgrounds - though that really makes sense considering that's what you'd expect of a learned person at a time when universal literacy wasn't a thing) but it makes no sense on closer inspection. How does theorizing the democratic self-management of the proletariat help the petite-bourgeoisie manage the proletariat? How is a political position that openly advocates the expropriation of all productive property a position of the petite-bourgeoisie, and which was specifically against small ownership as the solution to the social questions of their times, an ideology representative of the interests of the petite-bourgeoisie? It's not.

>Leftists falsely understood capitalism as a rationalizing force which would create a homogenous proletariat, while in truth capitalism exacerbates racial differences to manage pops more efficiently. Leftists mistake nationalism and racism as essentially reactionary, while in truth it has always played a huge and sometimes preponderant part in history.

Is the first claim even true? The way that racial antagonisms were stoked to undermine class unity has been acknowledged forever by socialists in the labor movement. The second claim is basically just the standard idpol claim, which has two sides: one, it's talking about "history" and not only the history of capitalist society, and so it's engaging in ahistorical analysis that doesn't address why national antagonisms existed in the past and compare that to why and how national antagonisms are reproduced in the present - they are very different. E.g. it's a huge difference to enslave an external population because a large part of production in your society depends on slave labor (which is high turnover and demands constant raids on external communities) and create national hostility and war this way, and the national antagonisms between colonizer and colonized nations in a global capitalist system which relies primarily on waPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Is Dwarf Fortress the most Historical Materialist game of all time?

>Simulates thousands of years of history

>Simulates individual lives
>Simulates entire economies
>Simulates private property, families, cities, states
>does not privilege the player with any kind of protagonism. You are simply an entity in a larger civilization
>any entity can be wiped out at any given moment and replaced with a similar one.
>deep physics simluation that includes erosion, precipitation, and the formation of continents
>can instantaneously generate an entire encyclopedia of interconnected occurences spanning thousands of years
>simulates marriage, divorce, courtship, cheating, betrayal, coups, assassinations, persecutions, and purges
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tarn adams was literally broke and had health problems and needed moeny


the type of uygha to play FIFA and then get upset that you can't shoot the keeper in the face with a glock


sorry man interesting indie games that appeal to niches shouldnt exist they should be slop that only appeals to meeeeeeeee


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replace "nondwarf visitors" with "nobles" and its based


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Can I still be a communist if I play Helldivers 2?
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>Helldivers 2
imma be honest despite the name I never knew there was a Helldivers 1.


It was not a AAA game and not even in the same genre


I played it once on a free weekend on steam.

>It was not a AAA game and not even in the same genre
Yeah I was confused about helldivers 2 because the first one is top down twin stick.


I'm pretty happy about the new patch. The hmg emplacement isn't a total piece of shit now.


I went back to Deep Rock Galactic to scratch my co-op shooter itch.


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Requests thread.
Provide inspiration and make requests to artists here. Remember that you are not entitled to a delivery.
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>44 11
Checked for based double dubs for such a parody


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redraw this as muscle alunya choking gr*ce with her tail, pls


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Hi, this is a big request so I can pay you if you undertake it. Just give me a link to a PayPal or ko-fi.
I want a political cartoon, I know they are corny but they are effective. Here is the description:

<In the middle are four socialists

>one carrying a red flag, one carrying a flag with a peace sign on it, one carrying a Russian Federation flag, and one carrying the modern LGBTQ flag.
<The socialists look friendly and are waving at a small crowd of people representing Russia to their right. However the Russians are looking upward, terrified, at the hull of a giant aircraft carrier also with the modern LGBTQ flag on it. The image is captioned "Imperialism is the problem!"


nta but that's pretty cool

idk if that's just not sending the message you want to send or if you are trying to send the message that would definitely send


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Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.
What are you playing/running/home-brewing? What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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>Christmas layoffs
This is disgustingly common, yet there's never any solidarity. Everyone left just thinks "at least it wasn't me". I was at a web development firm that got dismantled by private equity scrappers. The first round of layoffs were right before Christmas. I made the cut, but we were left without any QA on our team. I wish we had stood up for the people who got laid off that round because in the end, the only guy left was the one with 10 years of tenure.

WotC revenue is mostly cardboard crack.


What's the hook? What sets it apart from other TTRPGs?

>the creator Steve Jackson isn't a reactionary twat

no but his games tend to have some galaxy brain logic in the mechanics to facilitate making things more proprietary.
>running it theater of the mind is possible but annoying because the game references hexes (or "megahexes") for distance rather than actual distance
case in point lol
Sounds like a job for homebrew. If hexes are a consistent size it shouldn't be that hard to convert to distance (and maybe angle). If the abstraction is more important, then a "zone" system might be a better alternative. Knowing what solution is best would require familiarity with the whole system though.
>The game, like GURPS, is lethal
>finding ways to give players a way to feel more powerful is hard even being generous with XP
Playstyle preference tbh. Games like this are less of a straight power fantasy and more about trying to be clever.
>this all stems from the aforementioned "realistic fantasy" stance that makes simply the idea of adventurers stupid, as well as questioning how a D&D-esque setting could exist at all with such scrawny humanoids not being wiped out by bigger monsters
Adventurers make sense as long as the rewards are worth the risks. IRL you have a long history of grave robbing and hunting big game. Going back further, stone age people were exploring caves and killing ice age megafauna. The only unrealistic part is maybe how people didn't manage to kill all the monsters before reaching a medieval tech level. Another Steve Jackson galaxy brain moment.


>What's the hook? What sets it apart from other TTRPGs?
Tactical combat, flexible and simple character creation that can cover many possible concepts, ease of play.


Trying to find info about a dice based tabletop game - Haywire. It's supposed to have strong political themes. Anyone heard of it?


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Search is turning up nothing but https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/302307/haywire which doesn't match the description. You probably got the name wrong and strong political themes is pretty vague. Maybe Paranoia (Cyber-McCarthyism) fits the bill?


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how do we like it?
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Gonna slap DPS on this


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You can see chao in the background.
Not looking hard enough, anon.

What is DPS?


Anyone can now find the Alunya 3D models on VRchat.

Btw, you don't need a VR headset to play VRchat & can play on PC. & it's free

At Prismic's Avatar Search, by searching Alunya

It's the most popular avatar world around.


Alunya files are also here >>3825 & >>3826

Grace files in Royal Colony 8.0 & also available on VRchat Prismic Avatar Search.


At VRchat's avatar world called Prismic's Avatar Search, by searching Grace

You may find the up-to-date Grace avatar there.


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Was she a Stalinist? She sure as hell never did anything wrong.
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Reviewing Cauldron is funny because it is a secret cabal that controls the world due to one cape having clairvoyance powers but somehow that didn't lead to fixing the Scion problem with creative solutions. Such as actually giving him what the Entity pair wanted out of the cycle: a workable brain for an entity/shard, or making Queen Administrator the new Eden to avoid the Warrior rampage. Or get Jack Slash to tell him the 4 noble truths and the eightfold path


Anyone keeping up with Claw? I like it far more than I thought I would. My favorite part of is learning about the setting being an alt-history america where the government is in a state of collapse, rightoid militia groups are running rampant, and because police are striking everywhere the average person can become a licensed bounty hunter and most of this is happening in the background of all the identity thieving and kidnapping going on.


I personally really like worm and really like Taylors writing.
>fights go on a bit long for me,
I think this about every single fight written by wildbow, I don’t know why since he is pretty good at writing them.


I'd say Pact is on par with Worm writing wise.


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Really good tension. Poor Ripley though.



Since it's the sixth anniversary of his death I thought this would be a good time to talk about him.

X was a troubled kid from Miami who blew up on SoundCloud in early 2017. He created a huge cult following around him and his music was beloved by millions of kids. However, he was dealing with charges of domestic abuse brought on by his ex-girlfriend and the music industry didn't want to touch him. However, his popularity was so big on streaming that the mainstream music industry was forced to accept him. Then, at the peak of his fame in 2018 he was gunned down during a robbery gone wrong outside of a motorcycle shop. There are still many questions concerning his murder but all four men involved were convicted. After his assassination, X's music exploded more than ever and X became revered as a Christ figure among the youth. Kids were literally claiming he was the messiah who came to earth to bring wisdom and knowledge to the masses (I'm not kidding).

So with all of that said, what is a Marxist take on XXXTentacion, his rise to fame, the messianic cult he created, and everything that happened in the aftermath of his passing?
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>Kids were literally claiming he was the messiah who came to earth to bring wisdom and knowledge to the masses (I'm not kidding).

am zoomer was literally in HS when all of this happened, these ppl do exist but I would like to clarify were basically put into the same social rank as kids who were tails to school.

People genuinely think he brought the emo/punk/metal influence into soundcloud like that wasn't there since the start lol


BONES was the true SoundCloud pioneer.



$eshollowwaterboyz will always be patrician $hittycide boys


The “SoundCloud sound” was SGP’s invention. If he didn’t go apeshit due to autism and bipolar and get his Twitter account deleted like 117 times he’s be considered as much of a legend as Kanye.


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A general for "western" animations/cartoons.
Gonna start off with a recommendation to watch The King and the Mockingbird the 1980 version especially, absolutely comrade-pilled movie.

Good torrent sites (massive pop-up warning, put on an adblocker):
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Waiting for the inevitable shelving for tax return purposes.


>my consumer behavior > your consumer behavior
People who need to justify their consumption choices with vague leftoidism are so pathetic and a perpetual detriment to these boards.


So which is it? Does anime try to pander to everyone or only to "weirdos" (accuses a poster of a niche imageboard)?


Both, some anime like one piece is extremely mainstream and some other anime like “my little sister can’t be this cute” or whatever it’s called appeals to another kind of audience. Anime is very mainstream, but it has this “niche” appeal to it and anime fans like to overblow how “special” and “niche” their interest in a multimillion ip is. This leads to a certain kind of elitism and a superiority complex.


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Side note about DreamWorks itself: DreamWorks was created by Jeffrey Katzenberg after he felt he deserved the president position at Disney. He left and started his own studio out of spite. Therefore, DreamWorks' early years were split between two visions, Katzenberg's vision to imitate Disney and surpass it, and another vision by the various independent filmmakers he hired to basically mock it. DreamWorks invested a lot of money in elaborate "epic movies" on par with Disney (such as The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado', Spirit, and Sinbad). Despite the first two being received well, their profits were mediocre, and the financial loss of the last two basically killed the vision for DreamWorks, as well as contributed to the decline of 2D animation in general. Meanwhile, the subversive approach, which based its identity on poking fun at established Disney tropes and way more tongue in cheek jokes, was well-received and made a lot of money. Even crap like Shark Tale made a lot of money, and it created the profit-base that would allow for more nuanced stories to be made and make money, such as How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda.


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Why do people constantly call the saga of Tanya Mangaka a communist? just stumbled upon the guy's feed and it's full of boomer takes, SDF shilling(this is the complete antithesis of the JCP), and anti-communist retweets.

On top of that, Riyoko Ikeda(The Rose of Versailles) who was a member of the Japanese communist party in her youth is now doing interviews with LDP and butt buddies with a senior member. The Riyoko one is far more shocking than the nazi anime girl
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What's the new policy?


>"Sexual expression, whether visual or written, can be a legitimate form of artistic expression," the platform's policy states. "We believe in the autonomy of adults to engage with and create content that reflects their own beliefs, desires, and experiences, including those related to sexuality."
twitter has never had a porn policy, so technically it was never actually accepted. But now it has one that allows porn. so good change I guess


Cool I guess though I saw porn on there anyways so meh


Surprising one is Nobuyuki Fukumoto, seen pictures with him and Katsuya Takasu.
Seeing all that AI art on his feed and some from himself, best he doesn't get a netflix show.


that's cause fukumoto is best friends with his
wife for decades. she's some award winning child's mangaka and is buddies with him as well now
way to many people are oblivious this guy hates all forms of art. i've seen furry artists follow him lol


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If you guys had to pick 4 short books as the ultimate starter pack on /leftypol/itics, which ones would you pick?

Which ones are the best combination of being essential, uncomplicated and short?
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It's also wrong/liberal analysis


Start with Rousseau's Discourse On Inequality and The Social Contract. Then move on to the Economic and Political Manuscripts of 1844 and the Manifesto.

Then read Baudrillard's Mirror of Production and Passwords along with Foucault's History of Sexuality. You will have ceased to be a Marxist and ascend to post-leftism. Then this site will become totally useless to you and you will find yourself coming here less and less.


Good list. For Direct Action it seems like someone search and replaced every instance of "man" or male pronouns for "woman" and female pronouns for some reason; it uses the wrong pronouns for Moritz Rittinghausen, for example. Made me kek when I realized it, what a strange thing for someone to do.


I'd add the Lenin three component parts of marxism one


I always recommend Bullshit Jobs. It's not the best book on leftism by a long shot, but it's a very accessible one that deals in issues most people are already kind of aware of. It's good for dealing with people who are otherwise politically illiterate.


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Comrades, we need better anime literacy on this board. I've made this thread to help direct people to good leftist anime. Listen to me or not, but I have watched a lot of anime so these are my serious recommendations. If you watch these shows you will also be broadening your tastes and escaping from seasonal consumerism. I will specifically recommend leftist/revolutionary anime.

>Belladonna of Sadness

This 1971 film has a lot of sexual content, but it is one of the most beautifully drawn anime of all time and is a great audio-visual experience, with varied styles of art over the film. It includes incredibly experimental and interesting shots. Plot wise it tackles the sexual, religious and feudal heirarchy with great visual storytelling. It flips the idea of sexual corruption as bad, and turns satanist hedonism into a revolutionary force which only positively affects the villagers.
Tomino's Gundam is a masterpiece because of how good the characters are. They are astoundingly well developed and feel real due to characterisation present in almost all episodes. Tomino's style of storytelling is obtuse, and the subext is not narrated out like in most anime, which many people really enjoy which is why the show has such a strong fan base. The themes of the original show are extremely well expressed in the last third, and a number of scenes towards the end are absolutely fantastic. As for the leftist analasys, Gundam is anti-fascist, with a possible Trotskyist degenerated worker's state analasys on the antagonist faction, who were originally a revolutionary anti-earth eco-fascist group until they were taken over by a ruling familly. However, their ideology is not wrong as the Earth Federation opresses the space-underclass as well as destroying the planet. There is a lot to unpack here and the evil principality is well humanised despite being clearly in the wrong, except for Char who did nothing wrong. Tomino is known to have some sexist takes, but this isn't really present until the 90s and before that his anime all have strong women.
>Gurren Lagann
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Maybe not explicitly leftist but certainly has an anti-corporate, anti-establishment theme.
Kouya ni Kemono Doukokusu (In Wilder, the Beast Doth Lament) by Baku Yumemakura (writer) and Sei Itoh (mangaka), is a genuine hidden gem that deserves more exposure. The story follows a young biology researcher who turns into an amnesiac superhuman beast-man warrior. On a quest to figure out what happened to him he finds comrades that join him in a story of thrilling action and that travels from Japan to Papua New Guinea to Mexico as characters uncover a complex web of conspiracies involving major corporations and world governments, while also exploring some really out-there ideas on culture, history, religion and biology, and how all of those interact and shape each other. The plot is like a better written Killing Bites crossed with Undead Unluck: The premise is basically that there’s a retrovirus (D-Virus) different companies pursue or create that can manipulate people’s DNA structure, letting them to essentially become animal hybrid soldiers, the protagonist being a more advanced version of that.

It has massive 90s artstyle that is really clean and detailed and reminds me of Black Lagoon and Neon Genesis Evangelion. The character designs are distinct and interesting. It has excellent Japanese and Mesoamerican imagery, with well-placed paneling and spreads.

The series is apparently based on a Japanese Novel that was never exported and the manga itself ran from 2004 til 2014 in Magazine-Z. 9/10 would read again.


I'm watching s-CRY-ed right now and while I haven't seen the ending yet, I definitely feel as though it qualifies. The series revolves around a rivalry of two men, against a backdrop of a brutal sci-fi apartheid born as a result of the Japanese government's treatment of Alters, people who carry superpowers granted to them by an enviornmental freak accident that changed the Kanazawa area, now called the Lost Ground. I think it's one of those anime that comment on the brutality of the war on terror even if it's indirect, the director was also the guy behind Code Geass so that would track. It's really fucking intense and kind of a fever dream.


I love that S-CRY-ed was partially the inspiration for High School DxD of all things.


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As I said, Gurren and Kill la Kill's lead writer Kazuki Nakashima gets overseas political info from some pretty "explicitly lib, not leftist" figures: >>16401 Watanabe literally took a selfie with Hilary & got involved in lame "Bernie Sanders is a misogynist" culture warring as late as 2020 (now I don't like Bernie but come on, it's clear who was doing this stuff and for what ideological purposes). Her review of J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, which Nakashima plugged back in the day, was pretty telling. https://youshofanclub.com/2016/10/31/hillbilly-elegy/

I haven't read the book, but based on her quotes (and the writer being a republican venture capitalist) it sounds like it's, uh, far from a leftist view of class politics - really overt "bootstraps" stuff. She explicitly agrees with the writer's claim that "hillbillies" need to stop blaming "politicians like Obama & Bush, or various corporations" for their failings & she even follows it up with "this applies to not just hillbillies, but everyone". J. D. Vance being a "former hillbilly", you notice how similar his rhetoric is to how more right-leaning black people (or just black people who gained success and/or power) will talk about poor black communities. Of course, as an immigrant in the US, Watanabe liked that Vance was critical of poor white people in America blaming minorities for their failings - but it clearly goes beyond that & pretty explicitly veers into "conservative bootstraps ideology, but not (explicitly) racist". Especially with the positively-portrayed "don't blame Obama, Bush & corporations" line.

Now I'm not saying Nakashima cultishly 100% unquestionably agrees with everything this person says and is a hardcore neolib, but he seems to be pretty close friends with her, consistently & uncritically plugging her books, reviews, articles etc for years. If he was soPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



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whta mod?


He looks so old. The real Stirner died at 50 of a bug bite


no clue, i copy pasted from here


That was me, kind of. I was a hardcore libertarian in my teens, largely but not entirely influenced by Ayn Rand. I was interested in Stirner because I knew he was an egoist like Rand, and on reading him, I came to realize that I was looking at things from the wrong direction.


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CIA / FBI / Fed / Conspiracy General
"The X-Files got nothing on this shit"
This Thread is dedicated for the discussion, analysis and reveal of obscure information on the shadowy hands of capitalism and fascism - the federal agents - and their efforts as part of the porky hydra. Propaganda and conspiracies of these Alphabet agencies and their impacts today and past are to be discussed.
Information and discussion on the OSS and NSA or equivalent government agencies of other countries - such as MI6 of Britain or the Nazi Gestapo - are also encouraged to be posted. KGB and FSB can be discussed too.
Technology for spying and espionage are also welcome. NATO and US military abuses or the affairs of corporate military-industrial complexes that are covered or hushed up also apply. Whistleblowers like Assange and Snowden are permitted sources of information as well.

Please contribute to leftypedia >>3780
Debunking anti-leftist myths >>4210 including debunking of "Le Holohoax"

Rules: No idpol drama, no anti-communist rhetoric, no sectarianism, no soyjak spam or emotional gaslighting; Glowies Keep Out!

Major Topics:
>Anti-Communist Action:
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Most of these are most likely either unclassified or fake and two threads circulated on reddit with variations of this search line a few days back.


Wow Mao posts meme videos wdyem


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Holy shit guyzzz I found the pdf confirming pentagon UF0z did 9/11


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Ah yes, things that never happened. This is just a prank. In the same document, the bills to be passed are named "Lebron" and "Jordan".


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An interesting person I've posted at times. They have some good stuff on the Ukraine conflict from when it began and some content on 9/11 and other false-flags, conspiracies and glowie ops. Guy does a lot of hands on work, helping in third-world countries.


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Navy thread
Thread for all naval, maritime, ship, submarine & water craft discussion, seas, oceans, lakes, rivers & other bodies of water. Soviet & American shipping alike is welcome, as are civilian vessels. Video & images encouraged. Ekranoplanes & other marine aircraft also count.

Russian / USSR Naval sites: https://flot.com/

US / Western Navy sites (consume with copious amounts of table salt): https://www.naval-technology.com/

P.S. Be civil on this Polynesian raft-roping forum.
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In following the mounting of missiles on drones, a larger unmanned boat series called Sea Baby have had MLRS systems mounted on them.


One such unit was used to barrage the Russian EW fortified positions on the Kinburn Spit located in the Dnepr-Buk Estuary.


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The US Navy's newest planned Frigate, the Constellation class, is delayed again due to more plan changes that result in enlarged size which will change placement of equipment and most importantly have an impact on the power-plant, speed, maneuverability and range. The increased size means the ships will either be below the original specifications for characteristics in speed, maneuverability and range, (as well as power-plant life) or require a redesigned power-plant/engine with more horsepower which will likely take up more space, and certainly take up more time to redesign for the ship's purposes.


lol it keeps happening


They've actually begun production without a design plan. Usually, you have a 80-90% complete design plan adjustable to modification for any changes made down the line. The shipyard is literally constructing ships without a blueprint. They are laying down keels already and they have no idea how this thing is supposed to look. They don't even have a 3D model or a mock up. Its been a decade since the program begun and its still in the elementary design phase butc fuck it we have to keep to schedule so we're gonna build it anyway.

The original design was to basically build a FREMM with some modifications to carry US Navy weapons and equipment. This works fine since the contractor already builds FREMMs and its a proven design but nooo Uncle Sam had to have a bright idea: we want to redesign the hull and throw in a brand new hybrid propulsion system that's not only never been tested before but we have no intention of building this system to test it before actually constructing the ship. That's right they are going ahead with an unproven power plant that has never been proven before even in lab studies or controlled tests. Its LCS 2.0 but bigger.


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It's as bad as the Zumwalt tbh. The LCS and Zumwalt should have been a lesson… clearly it was not learned. As a side note I don't think people realize just how MASSIVE the Zumwalt is (pic rel) yet how poorly designed and armed it is. 2 "special" artillery cannons as its primary armament and missiles that are in such low quantity as to be easily overwhelmed by any serious attack. The main ammunition is all this precision guided stuff that has been proven to be unreliable in Ukraine due to jamming. >>4945
They're so ineffective tha there are plans to remove the 155mm guns and replace them with Hypersonic missiles, hypersonic missiles that the US military does not have at the moment, with the few models it has being barely in testing and do not perform consistently.




I see a lot of talk about how Russia n China could shit on the west with hypersonic missiles. which is cool af but I also don't know if thats even true or what a hypersonic missile even is(I assume it goes faster than sound?). Are they a big deal? I really do hope the hype lives up this time
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Why would it be any harder for a faster missile to correct course? It still takes 1 second for it to travel the distance it travels in 1 second. If anything it means you can make smaller adjustments because the extra distance you are moving per second will magnify how much that changes your final destination. Potentially it would be harder to calculate corrections on the fly, but given the payload these things carry that shouldn't be that big of a deal.


Checked for another F-35 'L' moment

>Says this
>Posts a MiG-25 and Belenko's defection
What did he mean by this?


>This is cope. It is impossible to stop a nuclear warhead once fired, because not only do you have to hit tens of thousands of decoys
Don't exaggerate, at most a couple thousand, see >>3401
>Hypersonics are a fucking meme unless you're fighting an asymmetrical war against a target unwilling to open pandora's nuke box.
Its a weapon that both helps guarantee MAD in terms of a retaliatory strike and as a conventional missile capable of hitting well defended targets.

NTA but
>The plasma blackout that >>2817 is talking about also prevents the missile from receiving incoming communications
Is incorrect. Plasma makes it HARDER to receive or send signals but not impossible. Furthermore, the plasma effect also masks the missile from RADAR, meaning that the missile will be hard to target, let alone actually intercept, as demonstrated when Patriot missiles failed to shoot down Kinzhal's and got taken out by them.


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China has demonstrated its Aero-Ballistic hypersonic missile. It is obviously a copy of the Russian Kinzhal.



The S-500 reliably intercepted a Sineva SLBM during its testing, which is a very modern ICBM and is not easy to intercept by any means. This is excluding the S-400 system which is very capable as well as the A-235 and A-135 ABM systems.


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Hey all, I was curious at to what you guys think about the SCP Foundation shared universe.
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Spiders usually only eat their mates if they're already malnourished. There are some that will actually bring females captured prey as a distraction wedding gift before mating with them.

So just learn to cook and keep your spider wife fat and happy and there's no problem.


well executed slow burner


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spidercels rise up! reject maneater thots!


This guy has a shitton of animations. Their Statue of Liberty stuff is prime for communist meme edits btw.


>by Makart


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Always wanted to make this thread, but could never find time for it until now. Discuss lore, art, modding, headcanons, C0DA and other stuff related to the games.
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Here's what I've currently got loaded:
Attend Me
Persuasive Speech
Pursuit for OMW
CHIM - Movement and Stamina
Friendly Wildlife
NPC Schedules
Sensibile Races and Sensible Birthsigns

Also waiting on a good "survival" mod, a la ashfall. Frostwind doesn't do it for me.


Recommendations for must-have mods/mod packs for Daggerfall Unity? I would like to give it a try, but really dont want to spend entire weekend researching and installing mods.


>the closest we are going to get to a good Elder Scrolls sequel.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance was kind of like a good elder scrolls game in a lot of ways


Thanks. These seem to be what would make the game feel more alive. I have not found Friendly Wildlife, but I found Sei's Dynamic Wildlife which adds dynamic animal and monster spawns.


In that case it's probably my own mod. You can easily make your own by opening your editor of choice and changing the fight and alarm values to your liking.

I have over a 200 loaded, so way too many to list. My recommendation is to go look around on the nexus and grab whatever seems interesting.


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post meme templates and objects with transparent backgrounds, etc. for our OC makers to use.
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they should kiss


>goons kissing
I shudder to imagine


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Since tank warfare is a hot topic right now I'll drop some good tank vids.

First vid is a long one covering American tanker school.
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>>4891 >>4168 >>4176 >>4193 >>3975 >>4875 >>4877 (77 checked)
So recently the Ukrainian Abrams was withdrawn from the frontlines after it incurred several losses in quick succession. Well now these tanks are returning to the frontlines with upgraded armor (pics rel… and getting knocked out just as quickly as they were before.


The slat armor is only good against light FPV drones and is actually MORE vulnerable to HEAT warheads due to how it is placed and the distance from the actual armor. Russian tank slats over the roof have Kontakt-1 or even Kontakt-5 ERA so it disrupts the molten stream, negating the difference made by the spacing. The Kontakt-1 placement is also pretty stupid. The frontal armor of the lower hull is fine, but the upper hull is only good for top-attacks which would break through the thin armor anyway. The upper glacis of the Abrams is roughly 35mm of RHA steel angled at roughly 83 degrees*. This means that at a direct horizontal angle HEAT warheads will have trouble detonating, as it usually won't hit the fuse and instead bounce with the side. It will, however, deflect them into the turret shot traps. The Kontakt-1 needs to be angled enough that an incoming projectile hits the face directly, which triggers the subsequent detonation of the ERA and the breaking of the cumulative stream (it is not very effective against Kinetic Penetrators). At the almost flat angle of the Kontakt-1, the defense granted will be minimal as stated.

Additionally this up-armoring is a massive addition of weight, reducing cross-country capability and gas-mileage. The M1A1SA weighs 61.3 tons in noPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


thanks for the effort post


I can't decide if this is good or bad. DIY does relieve some pressure on logistics. On the other hand, are they actually short on BMP's?


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No they're not short on BMPs. It's more than likely that a BMP was damaged beyond all repair, but the gun was still there, so they field modified it as makeshift light artillery, similar to all the MT-LB mounted stuff like >>2799 , >>2803 and >>3862

The Kurds did something similar, mounting a BMP-1 turret on an up-armored tractor. The Serbs also did stuff like that, dismounting rocket launchers and in-built autocannons from damaged aircraft and mounting them on trucks or using them as towed artillery. Pic rel is the Kurd modification I mentioned.


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Reposting from >>>/edu/7482 India's military development is a strange one. They primarily orient themselves towards Russian technology, but in recent times have been trying to develop their own armaments with limited success. The Arjun tank being a clear example of this problem, with poor performance despite excessive spending on it.

Recently India has been courting the idea of production of Stryker 8x8 APCs with licensing and collaboration from the USA but why is unclear. The Stryker's performance is abysmal and its price-tag is staggering, and the USA's position towards India is not at its friendliest so this move is confusing. India has, in the past decades, done dealings with the US military, but this particular instance is strange. The stupidest part is that the Indian government announced its reasoning as a need to replace their BMP-2s… never mind that the BMP-2 is an IFV and significantly superior to the Stryker in every capacity by default. The decision is not finalized yet, especially as the more successful indigenous APC production in India is pushing back on this.



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Thread on the Indian Peninsula and Surrounding Areas Closely Tied to the Country
To unite various Indian topics that cropped up: Post historical and modern geopolitical discussion, memes, photos and pdfs on the topic. Keep it civil and no bad faith dogma, spam or bait, keep that to /siberia/
Contribute to Leftypedia: https://leftypedia.org/wiki/India >>3780 thread
Articles on Britain, Pakistan and more needed.

Important Topics
>Pre-Colonial Indian History
Indian history that isn't just British colonialism. Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs warring over each other sounds way more exciting but you rarely hear anything about the era and the place. Recommend any books to easily get into the settings of the culture(s).

>Colonial India

History of British colonialism and it's exploitation and impact on the country(s). British humanitarian crimes such as the Black Hole of Calcutta are welcome to be posted.

>Modern India

Modern political, social and economic issues of India ranging from international conflict to internal turmoil. Environmental issues also welcome.
An Indian Dentist that does political writing on the state of the country and has soviet sympathies: http://bill-purkayastha.blogspot.com/
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Funny thing is that the Zelda CDi was animated in 90s Russia for cheap, that's why its so strangely animated and voiced.


He means England should make capitalism (the material base of Western society) the dominant form of production in India through their colonial policy and commerce


In case Embed dies
>The C-Word – Episode 1 – 1991: The Silent Coup
By BlackFlag India


Recommendations on Post Independence economic history of India.


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India's military development is a strange one. They primarily orient themselves towards Russian technology, but in recent times have been trying to develop their own armaments with limited success. The Arjun tank being a clear example of this problem, with poor performance despite excessive spending on it.

Recently India has been courting the idea of production of Stryker 8x8 APCs with licensing and collaboration from the USA but why is unclear. The Stryker's performance is abysmal and its price-tag is staggering, and the USA's position towards India is not at its friendliest so this move is confusing. India has, in the past decades, done dealings with the US military, but this particular instance is strange. The stupidest part is that the Indian government announced its reasoning as a need to replace their BMP-2s… never mind that the BMP-2 is an IFV and significantly superior to the Stryker in every capacity by default. The decision is not finalized yet, especially as the more successful indigenous APC production in India is pushing back on this.



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itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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is amv hell still a thing


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Yeah but it's kinda speciated between more conventional AMVs and fancams, with both being referred to quite non-descriptively as "edits."


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Pirate thread, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Post about pirates and and piracy be it on the high seas or the internet!
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Comments sections were a mistake.


I'm pretty convinced it's two competing astroturf ops because who the fuck ever bothered to comment on shitslop.s06e04.360p.divx in the past on a shitty torrent site? There's no community there but there's extremely motivated commenters on almost every torrent release.


rarbg was gold. Galaxy brain take:
>rarbg got got because they wouldn't play ball
>yts survives because they release what they're told


>lets watch a movie
>whats in the yts recent releases
>total yts death


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This is quite possibly the most historical materialist science fiction novel, and in a class of it's own in scope.


Not really, it falls prey to a lot of biological and cultural determinist brainworms. Ideologically it's pretty firmly entrenched in 1920s-1930s progressivism (though arguably with a skeptical eye). Still a brilliant and unique novel


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The Indonesian government is launching a new Twitter spinoff tomorrow and blocking x.com @ https://elaelo.id/

Indonesians historically are poorly educated about communism; what do you guys say we teach them theory and praxis?


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New video AI just dropped for meme production.

Site: https://lumalabs.ai/dream-machine

Resources for Dream Machine:
Ideas for prompting: https://ideogram.ai/login
API: https://github.com/yihong0618/LumaDreamCreator
FAQ: https://lumaai.notion.site/FAQ-and-Prompt-Guide-Luma-Dream-Machine-f7bd5f77478c4994aa692aa58b063ef3
Converting to webm: https://handbrake.fr/ or https://cloudconvert.com/mp4-to-webm

Information on Dream Machine:
>Dream Machine was released to paid users on June 12, 2024 and to the free users on June 16.
>Dream Machine runs on OpenAI image generating multimodal transforming software. Each generated seed is unique.
>Free users get 10 generations per day and have to wait for longer periods at the queue. The technique is to use multiple sockpuppet google accounts.

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/siberia/ tier thread


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Undertale is primarily a commentary on the ways people approach media. Genocide route, in that context, is a response to playing through games in the increasingly prevalent mechanical and consumptive way. While there's enough in there to support Toby exalting authorial intent, I think he's noticing trends in the ways people approach games (consumptive and completionist), but hasn't really diagnosed the cause, which is why he condemns the player for playing through genocide (or choosing to see it without playing themselves) as a personal failing rather than getting at things like the culture industry or trends in game design and marketing that encourage that kind of approach. As not a great fan of authorial intent I still see a lot of value in a game (or anything really) having the guts to resist people who only want to engage with it in a boring or distanced way.
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all the theories people have about the knight are so fucking boring ngl


I am more interested discovering who is december holiday and ralsei true intentions.
And what will happen with the secret bosses in the end.


There’s a very interesting one called the Oberon Smog theory, which proposes that the Knight is actually a Darkner based off of Gerson’s hammer, taking on his personality and an anagram of his name because monster funerals feature the deceased’s remains being spread on an object associated with them, with Father Alvin simply being an accomplice. It relies on the “Ralsei is a dead Asriel” theory, though, which is why I’m not completely fond of it, but it’s still very unique.

Another interesting one is the Knight is Papyrus is Gaster — that is to say, all three are the same character (seriously, there’s an insane amount of overlap between Papyrus and Gaster’s character traits). My issue with this one is that it feels like two theories packed into one, and that Gaster (even if Papyrus) has much bigger problems to deal with than the Roaring.

I’m partial to it being Father Alvin because of how much evidence there is and, more importantly, he’s one of the few who have an actual motive. I understand if he’s not the most exciting candidate, but I personally think he would be a more cathartic reveal than someone like Dess Holiday who we don’t really know anything about or Gaster who has bigger fish to fry.


>Ralsei is dead Asriel theory

The fandom will not take it well the "incest implications". Asriel and Ralsei must be totally different characters


Deltarune's final boss will be (You), the player.

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