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 No.2562[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Thread for discussing ATLA and LoK or rather analyzing both, appreciating the effort of creating the former and shitting on the lazy liberalism of the latter
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 No.13650

>>13634
>why would the fire nation develop faster than any other nation, from a materialist standpoint?
Power, like in the physical sense. They can create fire out of thin air, which means they are able to heat things up more effectively. It's the same kind of benefit as having oil. Other benders can only move things around. Firebenders can create energy. They're insanely OP in that respect, even though fire has other limitations that make up for it in most (small scale contexts). Fire can't be used to build anything, and it just doesn't work underwater (unlike airbending which can make bubbles) or if it's too cold for the bender. It's also dangerous in ways that the others aren't. IMO the show did a great job making the elements balanced in a general sense but also giving them massive strengths and weaknesses that shape the whole society.

>water-bending could easily be used to create powerful water turbines

Problem is this is both unintuitive and inefficient. You need people to continuously power these turbines, when in reality you only set up such a thing at a natural source of water. They might be able to reshape rivers to this end, but just having people run the turbines is the same kind of thing as generating power by people riding bicycles. Also for it to scale at all you need to discover electricity.
>and earthbending has the ability to track and unearth great quantities of ore and coal
Only Toph is shown at first to have the tremorsense abilities, although earthbending obviously makes mining easier. Just because you have the resources doesn't mean you have the technology to work them, though. Prior to the development of ironworking, iron was not seen as particularly useful. It's too hard to work without sufficient heat, and usually full of impurities. Without the ability to metalbend, it's probably just not worth the effort for an earthbending culture to figure out advanced metallurgy since they can just send earthbenders into combat, and their "weapon" is just sitting around everywhere. It's sort of like mining asteroids to us. Sure it's possible in theory and it would be very useful, but the difficulty of it compared to the much easier alternatives means there's little incentive to try it.
>as well as the ability toPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.13655

>>13635
I explained why there is focus on killing by Aang in my posts about the Lion Turtle Deus Ex Machina; They specifically focus on his dilemma of violating his principles of pacifism, and then just give him the ability to make a choice with an asspulled new ability, which isn't something uncommon, but still feels like a bit of a cop-out. This is in the same tier as Goku going Super Saiyan against Frieza, except unlike Energy Bending, that was talked about at length over the Namek Arc, while Energy Bending isn't even mentioned until the final couple episodes, thus we get a feeling of a copout >>2756 >>2810 >>2816 >>2817 >>2822

Additionally, his Avatar State against Ozai was an accidental unlock. A literal plot-device rock hit him in his lightning scar… why didn't toph's massage do that when she pounded his entire back with rocks? Plot. Why was the rock specifically in that spot to hit him? Plot. It's a bullshit move for an otherwise awesome scene.

Finally there is a saying; Pacifism is a coward patting themselves on the back.
It's one thing to be against violence or harm and thus seeking other methods, that is being a gentle soul. But outright refusing to fight seriously and be ready to kill because you're against it and refuse to budge is pathetic negligence. Making the hard decisions and dealing with them is the consequence of having power and leadership, and if you don't you are jeopardizing the lives of everyone behind you.
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 No.14082

here is a decent video about the ending of avatar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1xe7JFb-g

I guess we might see a resurgence of Avatar stuff with the netflix release of the series
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 No.14125

>>13650
> Aang was never going to do it, so him pulling back doesn't sUbVeRt ExPeCTaTiOnS and narratively it's kind of blue-balling or something.
How so?
I actually like the way they did Aang’s ultimate refusal to kill Ozai, it reminded me of Luke’s refusal to kill Vader. Both flew into a blind rage and nearly killed the opponent, however they both realized before the final blow that killing really is a choice and each choose not to. Both Luke and Aang are told to follow a destiny but chose their own instead. I like how it goes down with Aang somewhat more, honestly, since the Avatar State actually DOES mind control people and thus Aang’s refusal to kill had to be strong enough to overpower the combined wills of all avatars that came before him.
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 No.14387

>>14082
Guess we are going to see a resurgence in Avatar.
https://ew.com/tv/nickelodeon-expanding-avatar-the-last-airbender-animated-film/
<Nickelodeon is launching Avatar Studios, a new division to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, the network announced Wednesday during ViacomCBS' Investor Day presentation. Original creators and executive producers Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will lead the studio as co-chief creative officers.
<The first project is already lined up: an animated theatrical film set to begin production this year.
Nick must have been seeing those Netflix numbers and realized what they were sitting on.


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 No.14372[Reply]

How do I get into board revival as a hobby? pic related
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 No.14378

>>14373
I can confirm that bumping old threads works. Not everyone browsers the catalog.
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 No.14380

>>14376
you could just post nudes :D
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 No.14381

>>14380
Porn and memes are the wood chips and fertilizer that help the garden of community grow.
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 No.14382

you can't, it's a misnomer because these boards have always been dead
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 No.14384

>>14382
wrong


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 No.14211[Reply]

Post aliens, posadism, cosmic horror and anything related to these subjects
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 No.14273

>>14241
Elder Things?
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 No.14364

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Lovecraft became extremely based and REDpilled later in his life. Kind of a shame he died so young and never got to see the defeat of fascism and all the greatachievements of socialism after WW2
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 No.14365

>>14364
The first pic cuts the most based part of the quote
>As for the Republicans – how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical 'American heritage'…) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.
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 No.14369

>>14365
Its great to see the redemption arc of your heroes


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 No.14338[Reply]

Is it based? There's very heavy imperialism and post-colonial themes in this show.
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 No.14340

>>14338
Tell me more about it
Whats it about etc?
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 No.14341

Does it match Patlabor and GITS?
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 No.14342

>>14340
Aliens give humans a bunch of mechs and the third world use them to resist first world imperialism. The first world's military hardware becomes "obsolete".
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 No.14343

>>14342
Sounds great ill give it a chance
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 No.14348

>>14342
>Aliens give humans a bunch of mechs and the third world use them to resist first world imperialism
Looks like a posadist anime, I will try watching it but there's an anime board you know. You should post stuff like that over there next time.


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 No.14294[Reply]

I first took up the piano when I was 13 played until I was 18. After that I didn't play for 10 years. Now I've been taking it up again and relearning. Most of all I like it. Anyone else play it? Other comments?
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 No.14295

I've been practicing piano in a hope of eventually learning how to produce synth music. Learning how harmonics, majors work has been refreshing after spending most of my life as passive consumer of music. My current mechanical piano skills are dogshit and I still struggle to use both of my hand simultaneously but hopefully I get better over time.

What are you playing these days?
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 No.14296

>>14295
That's tight. I'm just doing some beginner stuff, to be honest, so it's really just shortened versions of classical music. I've forgotten so much, but I feel like I'm making some fast progress.
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 No.14297

>>14294 (me)
Feel free to comment if you play another instrument, too.
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 No.14300

The national anthem of the PRC is pretty easy and fun to play lol.


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 No.14127[Reply]

Not sure if you nerds watch handegg and this was a boring superb owl but what is a materialistic explanation for Tom Brady's success here? Is he just very good at picking out teams that aren't shit?
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 No.14270

>>14217
Haaland
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 No.14288

>>14263
not even football fans like football. watch literally any other sport. basketball, hockey, and soccer are all entertaining on their own merits.
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 No.14291

>>14288
College football is good
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 No.14292

>>14288
I think the sport you're thinking of is baseball, now that is a truly boring sport.
Football just has a lot of pauses but that's because it's a generally rough game.
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 No.14293

>>14292
Baseball is more of a drama than a sport, truth be told
at least American Baseball isn't played over 5 fooken days
https://youtu.be/coSL_bN1gQw


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 No.13754[Reply]

We need to study the Gibbons. Collect all the new youtube video that is related to the Gibbon. Only then can we unlock their secrets.

Here's a recent one: gibbons fighting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si31_UKLaa0
Notice how their comical anatomy makes them physically unable to hurt each other. (And please, take note in your scibbon notebook.)

Here's the other Gibbon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxQAB5C3Glo
Note: it's called kulak gibbon - a very rare species indeed. It got its name from hoarding humans. A single kulak gibbon can hoard up to 6 humans, but some sources say they've seen a whole human village being owned by a kulak gibbon. (N.B. in your notebook: further study of Gibbon class structure is required.

More on warfare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCP9wqgtJhE
Notice the superiority of Gibbon agility vs. the puny jaw strength of the dog who can't even bite once. Other species it seems, are afraid of the Gibbon. The Gibbon uses tactical warfare aimed at influencing its enemy's psychology, the enemy gets irritated, makes mistakes, the Gibbon wins.

Another inferior species: the feline.
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 No.14117

>>13983
okay i understand why everybody want to return to monke
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 No.14156

>>14117
Meh.
Primates are no match for the giant otter.
3.45min of vid embedded
<Other otters attack the monkeys
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 No.14157

>>14156
otters are mean :(
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 No.14236

>>14157
lizord no : (
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 No.14269

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based thread
>tfw gibbon folder empty


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 No.4855[Reply]

Has anyone trier any unusual fruit? I found the channel of a Yuppie who has traveled thr world eating all kinds of exotic tropic fruit or having it delivered.

https://youtube.com/channel/UChsbD6Clp-ZPqKwXJR3V7DQ

It makes me want to grow some unusual trees. I'm starting with a miracle berry tree. supposedly once eaten the berry causes sour things to taste sweet for thirty minutes. I am excited because it would allow me to basically give up on having sugar in soda. I could just drink lemonade without sugar, and eat bitter healthy food without suffering.

I'm also interested in growing Chico, a cinnamon tasting kind of apple. And there are a ton of sapote I'd like to try eating, and also snake fruit. The truth is most of the food and fruits we eat at super markets are only there because they're easy to produce or shelf long. The best kinds of fruit which are grown for personal taste by farmers are usually not mass producable.

That's why we as lefties need to take the time to plant more exotic fruit trees so those trees will always keep giving back. Then we can share the fruits without relying on supermarkets with the same damb flavors. We can literally eat more gourmet food once we fight back against big agriculture and capitalism.

There are for instance many kinds of bananas and mangoes with different flavors and textures but you'll never see them, when all the bananas at the market are literally from a tree that has been cloned millions of times. Check out his channel or google "exotic fruit" if you've never left your home and don't know what I'm talking about.
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 No.14240

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>>14237
SHUT UP

anyways to answer this thread honestly after almost a year from migration
the most exotic fruit i ever ate were kiwis and they were just meh
they look beautiful as fuck but their taste isn't really distinctive to me
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 No.14248

He’s not a “yuppie” he’s a pretty chill laid back guy.
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 No.14249

does a mango count as exotic?

what about breadfruit?
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 No.14250

Durians taste like creamy almondy bananas.
Visit your local Asian market and get one! They're delicious and nutritious!
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 No.14257

>>14249
what's a breadfruit

>>14250
what's the difference between durian and jackfruit?

is durian the one that got banned from being publicly consumed in some country because it smells weird?


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 No.14247[Reply]

What even is the point of them since it seems like the best games that get noticed is shit that you wouldn't find at those sorts of hype conventions.
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 No.14251

Why is this here and not on >>>/games/?
Anyway if that's true that's fucking crazy, but I guess it makes sense given the current situation and also because you're right in that those events are shit.
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 No.14274

Moved to >>>/games/7722.


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 No.932[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?Also general capeshit thread i guess
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 No.14205

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 No.14206

>>932
>>937
Batman = fashman. He's a white rich man who usurps the rule of law through violence, and is motivated by "cleaning the scum off the streets" i.e. beating up mentally ill lumpens
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 No.14210

>>14206
There's nothing wrong with beating up lumpens, they prey on the proletariat.
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 No.14218

>>14210
they are the proletariat's class ally against the bourgeoisie, unemployed are also victims of capitalism
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 No.14224

>>14218
>he fell for the lumpen meme


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