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anyone else here only like ugly anime? Kaiji, flowers of evil, ping pong, etc. I can't stand the cutesy moe anime shit.
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For me, it's gyarus

Recommend me anime, manga and doujins with gyarus
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Is Attack on Titan fash?
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Soviet History Books from the USSR?

Hey /edu/ bros, I'd like to find out if there are any books on Soviet history from historians in the USSR that an English speaker could read? I know there's Trotsky's history of the revolution, but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, covering at least up until the Khrushchev period, if possible. I feel like when people argue about Soviet history, we always toss around names like Conquest, Applebaum, Kotkin, Getty, Tauger, and yes even the dark lord of history Grover Furr, but the only Russian historian I see often on here is Zemzov, but I only know him from graphs and citations. Would very much appreciate feedback, thanks.
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Foot fetish thread - You know what to do

Post them
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/gsg/

Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.

Reposting from the Hoi 4 thread:

I found a supposed leak detailing the L-NPP paths, despite the lib bias of the devs Gus still seems pretty based. Plus it also has the 1976 and 1980 L-NPP candidates.

>At this stage, mass prosecution of the upper class will begin, now that the courts are sufficiently saturated with L-NPP appointees. Hall’s FBI director will have assembled lists and evidence on the illicit gains of the American wealthy, and, starting all at once, mass arrests will be carried out of the most unsavory individuals. This is a crisis as well, as this upheaval causes capital flight from the United States,which Hall can react to in a variety of ways - including shooting down private planes.


Yeah I'm thinking he's based

<The 1976 Election - Bill Epton/Abbie Hoffman

<Cabinet:
<Head of Government - ​Abbie Hoffman
<Foreign Minister - ​Noam Chomsky
<Economy Minister - ​Fred Hampton
<Security Minister -​ Philip Agee

Noam Chomsky and Fred Hampton being in the same cabinet is very funny to me
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Rance, Fire Emblem and anime RPG thread

>be game set in a medieval fantasy
>have mandatory preaching about equality and racism
>also have characters that are just simply much better due to lineage, race, royalty, etc.
Every. Fucking. Time.
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Visual Novels Thread - So...I found this

It is time for us to start the counter-attack, this cannot go on
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/SSA/ - Social Skills Advice

Perhaps it has become your goal to be more charismatic, uninhibited and sociable.

Let's have a thread where we ask questions and give advice to improve exactly that.
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Power Metal thread

I fucking love Blind Guardian, I've been neglecting all their albums other than the first 2 for the past 5 or so years, only recently did I begin to appreciate Tales from the Twilight World and Somewhere Far Beyond, they're such wonderful and epic albums
>YOU'RE THE MYSTICAL OLD BARD, ON YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE DARK
I regret not giving this song a listen years ago. This one, and Lost in the Twilight Hall.

So what's your favorite band? Favorite album?
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TTRPG General

Hey guys, I wanna play TTRPG, I've never really played more than a few one off sessions here and there, I was also a DM for some people for a few months but I couldn't deal with the stress.

Anyway, where's the best place I should look for a game (online)? It all seems so intimidating.

I've never been the best at social stuff. Also it would help if the game is furry friendly.
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Pocket computers

Why isn't this more of a thing? Having a portable device performing the same function as a "smart"phone without its mass surveillance features would be a dream
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

The highest form of Japanese experimental literature, it is a disruptive, subversive entry into the incestuous world of culture.
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Far cry 6 thread

Alright, what's everyone's opinion on this?
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Catchy folk/ propaganda music.

No boring ass woody Guthrie singing about how sad it to be from Oklahoma while strumming his guitar. I want synthesisers, fast rhythms, weird ass instruments you’ve never heard before. I want shit that would make you want to get up and dance in your local town square with other third world peasants.

Is its leftist? cool. Is its advocating for the genocide of some ethnic minority or the establishment of a global caliphate? I don’t give shit as long as the music is fire.
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Currently listening

Post what you're currently listening to
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What does /dead/ make of Agamben's new book? It is a collection of his recent articles written about the pandemic.
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archive.marxists.xyz

Hello /edu/! /read/ ( >>5912 ) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.

We're running what is essentially the Marxist counterpart to The Anarchist Library, same software and all. There are a few advantages this software provides us over a traditional site like marxists.org:
>uses a database for storing data, easier to maintain over time
>texts are formatted in a simple markup language, adding new texts is incredibly easy
>site automatically generates various formats of ebooks for use on different devices or even printing
>advanced search and browsing function
and best of all, it's public, so anyone can contribute! Whether adding new translations or just fixing a typo on an already published piece, anyone can help!

The goal of the archive is to be a public place anyone can use to publish Marxist literature in a general sense, whether republished content from other sources, or new translations and original writings. We try to be non-sectarian, as our community itself is diverse. We'll let most classic works be published right away, but original pieces will require a closer look by moderation.

We've already published a few different pieces so you can see for yourself how it all works. For example this one: archive.marxists.xyz/library/friedrich-engels-principles-of-communism

We'd love to have contributions from you! We also invite the translation team at >>2085 to publish their work on our site.

That is all for now, thank you.
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/draw/ Drawing and visual art general №1

Post your drawings and studies here.

Video Tutorials:
Proko - https://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
Sinix - https://www.youtube.com/user/sinixdesign
Scott Robertson - https://www.youtube.com/user/scottrobertsondesign
Matt Kohr (CtrlPaint) - https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library
Aaron Blaise https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt

Poses/Gestures
QuickPoses - https://www.quickposes.com/en
PoseSpace - https://www.posespace.com/posetool/default.aspx
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What is your favorite Soviet tank?

mine is the t80
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Vagabond

What is your guys opinion on Vagabond and how can a deaf Man such as Kojiro be such a Gigachad
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Does anyone of you collect stuff? And are there any stores of which I can buy those mementos from?

I'll start with picrel (I collect bells).
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There are people who spend their entire lives reading Hegel and still manage to come out empty handed.


ITT we discuss the great thinker, Karl Marx's teacher, and he on who's shadow we walk:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

1. What are good things to read/view to get an understanding of Hegel from a philosophical neophyte?

2. What service can Hegel's philosophy provide us today?

3. What an be done to make Hegel more accessible to the masses? Why is it so unpenetrable?
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Anarcho-primitivism

Why does everyone always make fun of anarcho-primitivism? Is it actually as bad as people make it to be?
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USSR media

So my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
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The death of the future redux

First of all, I'm posting this in /tech/ but I'll admit it doesn't involve a very rigorous analysis of any technology, so apologies.

So, Mark Fisher and the "lost future" have become such a cliché on the online left that it's barely interesting to talk about, but people usually focus on the death of _cultural_ imagination, and explain it in terms of _cultural_ factors. What I wanted to ask is more material: does anyone get a sense that there is no real substantial technological development coming in the next 10-20 or even 50 years? Isn't the reason we're unable to conceive of a new futurism simply that there is no future promised at all, not just by the artists but the actual technologists who were supposed to deliver it to us?

The futurists we wax nostalgic about were envisioning worlds that they thought were just around the corner, and that they thought could actually change their lives and make possible entirely new experiences: where you could be anywhere in the world within hours if not minutes; where we could explore and inhabit places no one had ever been able to explore (whether the ocean, space, or wherever); where we'd be able to live for centuries if we so chose.

Regardless of how accurate such visions were, they're gone now; and it's not like there weren't many amazing technological changes in the past few decades. But the amazing things that are in the cards don't seem like they're destined for _us_. They might be something our children and grandchildren will experience, but not us. Space, immortality, wherever. I'm not trying to start a discussion on whether these things are even desirable, by the way; I'm just trying to exemplify something more general.

What does seem like it's coming soon just feels… meaningless. Self-driving cars just let you not drive your car. Big deal; it's a slightly less stressful version of the bus experience. Oh, and they might cause massive unemployment, but that's not something to be excited about, exactly, is it? And who cares about smart appliances; so what if you can have a conversation with your toilet?

My point is, it feels like the "near future" has died not because we've stopped imagining it but because no one is actually developing it. All the technologies that are coming feel like one of either:
>stuff that makes your life slightly more convenient or efficient or cheaper, but not significantly more so
>stuff that will make life considerably better but only for a very small group of people

The hypotheses I have are:
>I'm alone in feeling like this and am being irrationally cynical. If so, fair enough
>there is widespread skepticism of the capacity of technology or corporations to actually better our lives, such that with any new invention we simply can't help but imagine the ways in which it will be disappointing or make our lives worse, regardless of how accurate this is
>most corporations have no interest in pursuing genuinely life-changing technologies, because slightly improving existing ones is a safer bet
>life-changing technological advancements have always been rare and we've only ever thought otherwise because of marketing and misleading histories

Let me know what you think or tell me to kill myself or post images that you find funny
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What does /hobby/ smoke?
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Drop those PDF's or else
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Out of all overrated technologies this might be the most

>its really costly on computers to run regardless of the processing power and hard to optimize
>it frequently makes mistakes because if a task is so complex that you need to train a robot to hopefully make the right decision in a constantly changing environment then that means the task itself needs to be simplified not adding more expensive hardware or hell just build a simple cheap to maintain machine that can handle the 1 specific task it was made for
>rarely is it ever used beyond marketing and shoved into shitty released products by the dogshit pile of financial scamming of investors, overpriced gadgets that have the shelf life of milk left in room temperature and hype culture that is the global big tech industry
>this shit was invented during the early 1900s, the times when the cold war was starting and humanity was entering the atomic age only for the tech to become abandoned when actually qualified engineers and scientists instead of tech billionaires realized the tech was shit and had little function in the real world until decades later the corporate world brought a dead technology back again only for the masses this time to realize it really was useless
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Draw Alunya

We anons humbly request Alunya artwork from drawfriends
As Alunya art would be for all leftyanons' sake & .org
Especially from new drawfriends
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Socialist Wallpaper Thread

Post them all
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a list of sci fi ideas that are sci fi because theyre shit

holograms, sentient ai, clones, flying cars, worker bots, portal guns, multiuniversal travel, faster than light speed space travel, laser based weapons, planet sized cities, life on the surface of other planets
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/fit/ general - Builtfat Edition

Ask your /fit/ related questions here.

Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide, aka "the /fit/ sticky"
http://liamrosen.com/fitness.html

<Previous Thread

https://archive.is/gQqkCegoismEgoism
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https://www.jcp.or.jp/web_policy/2021/10/2021s-bunya-007.html
Japanese communist party proposes a ban on lolicon stuff in otaku media
Based or cringe?
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TF2 Communist dress up contest

https://loadout.tf/

Hardmode: Soldier
Easymode: Heavy

Prize: PootisPOW

Also general team fortress 2 thread
It's the MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE ONLINE™
http://www.teamfortress.com/

If you have a potato PC
https://docs.mastercomfig.com/en/stable/

"Lore"
http://www.teamfortress.com/comics.php
And TF Comics #7 when we achieve global communism.
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How does one stop being a NGMI faggot and start grinding? I feel like shit knowing that my works will be toddler tier for years until I can master the basics.
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Spookaki Thread

It is spooktober after all
draw something spooky
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Fighting Games

General for all fighting games and fighting game competitive scenes
2D, 3D, Anime, Tag-Teams, Platform, Shrek Super Slam
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Alternative Economies in Vidya

It's common to see games use a monetary economic system in gameplay. What are some games that use alternative economic systems?

Are there any that explicitly use labor vouchers or other labor-centric economies?
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Tomoko thread… why? Because I like the character… and other reasons…
Post lewds (spoilered), memes, edits, pics and anything else related to the subject
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Tutorial thread

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
Pic 3:
>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:
https://hivemill.com/collections/miyuli/products/miyulis-art-tips-2018
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Immortal Bangers

Post em
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very important thread

how does catgirl tail attach?
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worm

Was she a Stalinist? She sure as hell never did anything wrong.
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/Oekaki/ thread.
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Art Requests

Requests thread.
Provide inspiration and make requests to artists here. Remember that you are not entitled to a delivery.
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Privacy

Do you use any non opensource software and why?
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ITT: leftypol funniest moments

not pictured because i don't have the screenshot:
>that time anon made a post about trump being grown in a vat in somewhere france by the situationist to tank the us empire
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Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate

It was always weird to me that both of these exist and are so different in every way.
I think you would find nobody that prefers the first one over Ultimate.
But for me Hellsing was always great in alot of unique ways the main problem it has is story.
If you only watch Hellsing you will have no idea what the fuck is even going on for some odd reason they dont explain the most basic principles.
though
Hellsings Seras will always have a special place in my heart
So lets talk Hellsing(Ultimate)tankieTankie
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Anybody know any good cutesy Yaoi manga/anime?
I've watched the stock standard Doukyuusei and Yuri on Ice, but apart from that, I don't know of anything good.

Also, general SFW Yaoi thread.
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Is it possible that magic and myth are true?

Inspired by my reading of the book, Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
How do we know myths, stories, magic, etc. are not real? Assuming what we know scientifically is true, how does this negate myth, legend, etc? Why are dinosaurs not simultaneously animals and also monsters when they fit what we would have called monsters? Why are overriding social systems not tantamount to a spirit or God when they control our actions and shape our life histories even if they don't act consciously? Are they not what we'd call an egregor, i.e., a presence brought into existence by the actions and beliefs of a large number of people? Is our Sun not a God when it is responsible for all life on Earth? Is the biosphere not some sort of Earth spirit when it encompasses all living things yet influences each individually and can be destroyed through harming the Natural (non-human) World. Are spirits not the electrical currents moving through your brain? Do we not tell history as a story?

In the beginning there was nothing but the One, then the One expanded into the Everything, as the Everything continued to expand soon the beating hearts of the Everything, the Stars began to form from the energy of the Beginning, the stars coalesced into huge interstellar communities, galaxies; in the nuclear core of the stars more building elements were created, and from the stars came the planets; in the deep seas of one planet around one star life formed out of the energy of the planet's iron core, over the course of billions of years life arose in complexity in a way matching the Everything until finally from Life emerged the Someone, a complex arrangement of the Everything capable of consciously perceiving itself.

Why isn't our understanding of the Universe, even being scientifically true, a myth? Myths were once truths, after all.
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How would you go about fixing the Isekai (sub?)genre from its current state of mediocrity and stagnation?
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Catharsis in Anime &amp; Manga

Have you ever noticed that a large portion of anime and manga expresses the desire to escape from the monotony of late capitalism in Japan? There's a prevalence of scenarios in seinen (young adult / 20-50s~) media which protagonists are taken in by loving females. As well as a bulk of romcoms to support Japan's large population of "herbivore males" (men uninterested in relationships.)
Anime was a different medium during the Japanese economic boom, then shifted into a much more niche market in correlation to Japan's long economic recession. I would argue there's a continuity in the fanbase in spite of anime's reorientation. It's simply that the demographic which supports has gone through a visible degeneration as the economy has degenerated. I would make no fault of "otakus" for being the way they are and the media they eat up, but rather the stifling corporate climate. Japan is perhaps worse than the US than in working conditions.
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My favorite kind of monster girl is the lamia because fucking one while it coils around you would be like being under a weighted autism blanket
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Political cartoons

Post leftist political cartoons, current or old.

Preferably originals, but edits are welcome too.
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Yuri

What are some classic cute yuri animu to watch??
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Are we living in the final days of Web 2.0?

Is it the end of the Internet?
We are currently in an accelerating global crisis beyond what existed on October 11, 2020 what with the still ongoing pandemic, global energy crisis, and now global supply chain collapse and subsequent declaration of the Second Cold War by the CIA
Now let’s look at the internet
>Consolidated into a few massive websites
>Entire oceans of data collected about the populace
>Increasing woke censorship across the entire web
>Endless bot farms replacing human programmers and moderators
>Small off-shoot competitors keep arising that only exist to compete with the currently reigning sites
>Big sites all vulnerable to crashes and data leaks on their own, so definitely vulnerable to hacking and state interference
<Coronal mass ejection will likely happen by end of the decade
It’s over for Web 2.0 and I’m glad, fuck Reddit, fuck Twitter, fuck Facebook, fuck Google, fuck 4Chan, and FUCK THE CIA
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/weeaboo/

/jp/ , Otaku and weeb thread.

This thread is to talk about things on Japanese culture, and the good and bad of it
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Jazz General

Time to share some of that most sophisticated music, you know what it is.

https://youtu.be/LgaIUqH0w6c
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I watched the first 6 episodes of NGE

NGE GENERAL
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION GENERAL

And wow, I fucking hated it to be perfectly honest. It seems like the entire show is only about Shinji's angst (and Rei increasingly I'm sure) and the characters various emotional issues, but like, okay, who cares? The situations they're thrown into are totally absurd and ridiculous so how can I take any of this drama stuff seriously?

Like these kids are the last best hope of mankind and they seem to be totally unsupported by anyone? Shinji was gonna live in a totally empty tenement and it's only his superior's minor moment of reasonable judgement that means he lives with her instead (and she is clearly no kind of parent figure), and Rei lives in a dark, dingy slum dwelling made of all concrete with nobody taking care of her either?

Like, their emotional reactions seems somewhat understandable but also completely dull and uninteresting because the situation they're in is absurd (and even then they both come off as pathetic and unlikeable - and no you can't say 'but that's the point!!', that doesn't make it entertaining to watch).

The less said about the non-angst portions of the story the better, the 'fights' are 10 minutes of foreplay for like 60 seconds of action if that, and while that's a common problem with anime, that doesn't make it excusable.

Yes this series is old and I'm sure it has inspired so much but people still recommend to watch it and it just seemed like garbage. Almost nothing is explained which means I can't possibly feel invested in this absurd world in any way. Every part of the setting seems to have been created with 'style over substance' in mind, urgh, just overall I found it absurd. Try not to give too much spoilers because I guess I might still try watch it, but I really don't see it redeeming itself.

Though for context I also hated 'The Godfather' and 'No Country For Old Men' and thought they were pretentious overlong shit, so maybe I'm just a contrarian.
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we the revolution

Thoughts?
It plays like papers please, so thats a plus for me.
not sure how historically accurate it is though.
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Tomatoes vs eggplants

let's draw some eggplants and tomatoes
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What do we think of her?

Is she counter-hegemonic, or part of a Bonapartist counter-gang?
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Is "The Poverty of Philosophy" full of slander ahd lies?

https://anarchism.pageabode.com/anarcho/review-poverty-philosophy-karl-marx
This article claims that Marx's "Poverty of Philosophy" is just a slanderous book that has nothing to do with Proudhon's real theories.

Marx doesn't properly quote Proudhon or openly strawmans him. His claims about Proudhon being bad economist in the begining of the book sound laughable since Proudhon was respected economist in his time.

>Comparing Marx’s “reply” to what Proudhon actually wrote, it is hard to take the former seriously. Once the various distortions and inventions are corrected, little remains. Proudhon was right to suggest Marx’s work was “a tissue of crudities, slanders, falsifications, and plagiarism.” (Correspondance [Paris: Lacroix, 1875] II: 267-8) Worse, Marx himself twenty years later embraces in Capital most of the positions he attacks Proudhon for holding in 1847.


>The dishonesty of The Poverty of Philosophy has distorted our view of Proudhon’s ideas and the time is long overdue for a revaluation of Proudhon and his contributions to anarchism and the wider socialist movement. This does not mean that Marx does not, occasionally, presents a valid point – most obviously, Proudhon’s opposition to strikes was wrong as subsequent anarchists recognised – it is just that these are frustratingly few in the midst of so much distortion. So, yes, Proudhon’s mutualism – a form of market socialism based on worker-run co-operatives – does need to be critiqued but Marx’s book is simply not that work.


are there any counter arguments to this?
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New M$ Spyware/Malware dropped today.
What do you think about Win11? Have you tried it? A lot of PC's lack the requirements necessary to run it and Win10 will only get support until 2025, do you think this opens a new window of opportunity for linux distros?
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What is the consensus on Girls und Panzer?
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Inspirational anime quotes

Some of these are cringy, lol.
https://animemotivation.com/motivational-anime-quotes/
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Roosterteeth productions

what do you think about RWBY as an anime
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World War II thread: Soviet edition

За Победу!

Post photographs, videos, documents, maps, medals and stories relating to the Great Patriotic War.
Post about WW-II history you know or want to know about. Primarily Soviet focused but includes others too.

If you have a soviet veteran in your family history, feel free to create an account and register their name, photo and any other information at http://moypolk.ru
No shitposting
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20 interviews PDF

Please does anybody have a pdf file of 20 interviews by joshua citarella? or at least a link to one? I have tried looking for it everywhere but couldnt find it.thanx a lot
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/leftyco/ - Hell taker and Homestuck edition

Comics and cartoons are the industried were the contradictions of capitalism are the most noticeableYou know them I know them.
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MilTech: Soviet Military Technology

Haven't seen this thread revived anywhere so I thought I'd bring it back myself

ITT: Discussions about stats of Soviet military hardware, tactics etc. Not strictly limited to Soviet stuff despite name.
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Nurnberg trials transcripts declassified

Stanford University is marking the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal of Nuremberg with a significant expansion of records from the historic trial.

/pol/ tards of course expect they will find some juicy new proofs for le jewerinos making shit up.

Stanford:
https://news.stanford.edu/2021/09/30/stanford-scholars-expand-digital-database-historic-records-nuremberg-trial/
Complete archive:
https://poa.st/nur.tar.gz
Direct download:
http://gofile.me/6POk4/5hmHD9un5
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/motorsports/ general

Discuss motorcycles, dirt bike, atv etc.
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/nfl/ general

LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME REAL FOOTBALL
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Why does civilization take so long to collapse?
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Post your favorite Folk-Punk
I'll start
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/chilledm/

Post chill house, dnb, and other electronic mood music.
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Procrastination

How can I stop this? It's bad….really bad and I know should be preparing for uni, but I just keep on procrastinating. Does somebody have some ritual or set of tips that help combating it?
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Retreating from Real Life into Simulations

How far is too far? How mundane will simulating life get? Are we going to recreate the entirety of real life in a virtual world to escape reality? Is there anything so banal that it won't get a simulator game made about it? This isn't even interesting, like a depiction of the life of a professional lawn mower, with some kind of reflection of the place of lawns in modern society. You just mow lawns. Who is this kind of thing for? People who live in places where lawns aren't a thing? People who want to be that 30 year old boomer with his riding lawn mower but can't afford a yard? Why does this exist? Why does anything like this exist?

Lawns are bad for the environment, waste tons of resources, and occupy huge amounts of people's time that could be spent doing literally anything else, including nothing. Why immortalize something so pointless and insipidly stupid in digital code? How will humans 200 years from now look back on something so bizarre and pointless as a virtual simulation of an immensely irrational luxury status symbol that isn't even impressive? How did people get hoodwinked by supposed importance of lawns to such a degree that they would create an abomination like this?
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¿Por que no hay un hilo en español para discutir sobre anime?
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Metro on phantom forces got a revamp
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One Piece is leftist
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Q &amp; A

Thread for Questions and Answers that don't really belong in other threads as well as source requests.
Post
- Questions
- Answers
- Anime/Manga sauce

https://saucenao.com/
Anime related series and character search site:
http://animeperson.com/
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/ttg/ - Tech Team General

This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues (bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use /meta/.
Public Repo:
https://git.leftypol.org/leftypol/leftypol
If you have any grievances you can make a PR.

Mobile Support:
https://github.com/PietroCarrara/Clover/releases/latest
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This is a red-blooded Soviet mech. Say something nice about it!
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/t/ - torrents and downloads

Things to share: Movies, documentaries and mainly books.
Anything related to socialism, anarchy, communism and so on.

>Absolute beginner material


https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/index.htm

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1875/gotha/index.htm

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/wage-labour/index.htm

>More Marx and Engels


https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/sw/index.htm

>Lenin


https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/

>Other Selected Marxists


https://www.marxists.org/archive/selected-marxists.htm

>Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres


https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-8/mswv8_56.htm

>Many important books can be found on libgen


http://gen.lib.rus.ec/

>Libcom has some good books/documents


https://libcom.org/library

>Other links


https://archive.is/L8uFD

>Various assortment of historical and biographical works.


https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate
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ITT Big anime tiddies

itt hueg fricken 2d oppai
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World of Warcraft

Does anyone play this game or wow classic? I used to play quite a bit of classic, TBC, WOTLK and early cataclysm. TBH i consider the first three expansion packs unbeatable in their quality, esp. Vanilla and TBC. WOTLK was also the height of Arena pvp.

I don't think bu-blizzard could ever recreate something on this level. Classic Blizz (90s->2007/8) was an AWESOME time. Activision merger started to take its toll around the time Cata rolled out. Even WOTLK though having tons of oldfag devs etc. it still began to show a few signs of this, though arena pvp was at it peak and beast. Raiding was good, but already you saw the cycle of "running out of ideas", with them updating naxxramas. Cataclysm was supposed to be a reinvention of classic wow which is why they redid a bunch of classic zones including Orgrimmar.

I feel like after this period Blizz started to succumb to the same late-capitalist bullshit of hollywood where every single movie is a reboot. Every game nu-Blizz/activision-blizz made after that just seemed like a shitty recycle of previous ideas (ex: Heroes of the storm - lets make a moba like 6 years after they were hot and make all the characters in there from our other games or shitty generic). Even overwatch wasn't as original as people think, the characters felt like shitty incredibles/disneyfied versions of archetypical charcters.

The mechanics/graphics of wow have gotten better but the balance and storyline have become shitty. This isn't an inditement of the programmers or technical artists but more the corporate leadership and creative direction.
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/math/ general

All good communists study math.

What are you studying right now? What is your favorite field of mathematics and why?

Personally, I really like the book "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler. It is on Libgen if you are interested and I attached a pdf.
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Martial arts thread

Comrades let's have a thread for martial arts, combat sports and self defense. Striking, grappling, all styles welcome (except fake ass shit). Let's talk about training, techniques, fights, fighters, etc. Here's a fun fact: One of the many achievements of the soviets was founding their own combat system, sambo, which proved to be extremely effective and is still widely practiced today. Also, Judo orange belt here (AMA if you want)
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Are Undertale and Deltarune leftist games?
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Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Hate Thread

These two are supposed to be the Citizen Kane of anime, everyone loves them, yet they are such fucking garbage, literal trash, why are they so fucking bad holy shit.
And I watched it when I was a kid and even then I HATED it, I had a friend who also watched DBZ and he hated it too, even we who were just two little dumbass kids could recognize how shit this cartoon was. And dont get me started on Super.
Naruto is just as bad if not worse, they somehow contradict their own message every god damn time, and have a little privileged retarded kid as the main character who was born with le epic god powers, and never works a day in his life to achieve anything, its all just handed to him
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DUNE

Discuss.
Dune discussion general.

https://youtu.be/jJj2yHM3d3Y
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AMV thread
I know that AMVs aren't as big (or good) as they used to be, but I certainly think they're a lot of fun so lets enjoy the best of it!
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On the Socialist/People's Republic of Romania

Anyone know any good books for reading up on the history of the RSR/RPR? Pretty much every book I've been able to find have been Ceaușescu screeds written by devout anticommunists, which for the most part don't discuss the earlier history of PCR
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draw /pol/jak

in kind with this thread >>>/siberia/162618 collecting /pol/jak memes, let's make some OC on /draw/
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HEMA/WMA

:Broadsword Edition:

>What is HEMA or WMA?

Historical European Martial Arts or sometimes Western Martial Arts are attempts at decoding, studying, and practicing the history, art, and fighting of everything from the Medieval Period to Early Modern Combatives.

What traditions are you lot studying at the moment?

Me? Going through George Silver's "Paradoxes of Defence" to expand my regimental broadsword/sabre repertoire.
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Rail Appreciation Thread

It's that time again. Post trams and trains and other rail vehicles. Both vehicles from AES and c*pitalist countries welcome.I am looking for this one very aesthetic picture of a tram going down a grassy incline. I think it was from Czechoslovakia but not sure.