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 No.13673[Reply]

watched ready player one with the family today.

it was okay, not as super obnoxious references as I expected. but, overall the plot was a bit miserable, basically the whole world has retreated into the virtual game due to the world being terrible late capitalist hell where 'people have given up trying to solve our problems', and the heroes struggle to inherit control of the virtual world from its creator instead of letting an evil corporation take it, at the end they just decide to control the game themselves as a group and 'the game will be closed on tuesdays and thursdays because reality is real'. also the game is like totally pay to win and addiction forming obviously, which they don't do anything about

I mean geeze they could have at least signed the game over to the community as a co-op or something, be a little more radical, especially since they rallied the community to help them at the end and a bunch of them died (permadeath item loss), then just became a monarchy.

But I guess that would require liberals to actually think democracy and popular control is desirable. The idea of 'virtuous elites' is pretty deeply entrenched. On the other hand, at least they ended debt slavery where the evil corporation would use people as gold farmers in the game, so it's pretty radical, for the late 1800s. Guess liberalism has never moved past that point so it fits.
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 No.13678

It was such self induglent nerd bullshit.

I'm pissed that it didn't end the shitty nostalgia trend. When will this era finally be buried?
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 No.13679

>>13678
Nostalgia will probably stop being so profitable when people feel that the future is going to be better than the past was. So, I predict not until the end of capitalism unfortunately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfJRm0WssOE
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 No.13680

See the dystopian sci-fi thread instead of another split thread.
>>7701


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 No.13658

>>13654
Holy shit my dude, I just listened to Alpenpässe a hour ago, are we like having some spiritual connection here?

But idk, KuK Black Metal seems like a niche.
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 No.13659

>>13654
>>13658
Also that YT account really promotes a ton quality shit. Almost never misses.
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 No.13670

>>13654
Varg is a retarded eco fascist
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 No.13674

>>2482
>the band having no political slant.
that means they are right wing, you buffoon
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 No.14930

Moved to >>>/music/893.


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 No.13642[Reply]

Have you taken it yet?
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 No.13643

Avatar is socialist realism
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 No.13657

Too small a topic IMO
use the thread where this content is being posted already
>>6973
>>6967
>>7618
>>7801
>>10289
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 No.13665

>>13642
>>13643
Avatar is an advertisement for the green party its "indiginieity" and "Decolonial" shit
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 No.13666

who cares about blue people
show me the bald kid and his friends


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 No.13660[Reply]

Just fixed my recurve bow. Anyone else interested in archery here?
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 No.13661

it is on my ever increasing todo list to attempt DIY archery in case shit actually hit the fan and I have go hunting without making too much noise. Have you tried it? Do you think it's viable?

How easy it is to maintain commercially available bows? etc etc so many questions


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 No.13623

Anybody else tired about this obviously politicized witch hunt against Russia and their "doping scandals"


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 No.1916[Reply]

Royal Rumble Edition, I guess. Even though we won't get enough activity to have multiple editions.

I haven't watched any wrestling in at least half a year, but the Rumble is tonight and that's always my favorite PPV. I normally at least watch the last RAW and Smackdown before a PPV, but I'm so out of it that I didn't even bother to do that, so I have no clue what the current angles are. I watched NWA for a while but haven't liked what I've seen from AEW.

Any other white trash comrades who like fake fights?
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 No.13503

>>13490
So far, I'm predicting Sasha Banks and Roman Reigns successfully defend their titles. Not sure about the rest yet.
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 No.13520

>>13503
I agree with those. It's way too soon for Sasha to lose the Smackdown's Women's title. Then with Roman Reigns, I have a feeling he's going to have that title for a good long while. I'd like to see him and Drew continue where they left off from Survivor Series. I'm honestly surprised they don't have anything set up for Asuka as far as the Raw Women's Championship goes. I guess the storyline for the Women's Tag Team is taking more of a ride, maybe Asuka "Two-Belts"?
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 No.13619

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>>13520
Yeah, probably. I'm hoping for 2-belts Asuka tomorrow. She's too based. Everything about her style: her speed, energy/intensity, kicks, spinning backfists, suplexes, hip-attacks, the Asuka lock submission. She's joshi puroresu incarnate. also hnggh and teds of peace
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 No.13628

>>13619
Mommy Asuka! I love her as well. I really miss Kairi though. Kabuki Warriors didn't last long enough.
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 No.2419[Reply]

Tired of cyberpunk and dystopian culture in general, post ITT worlds you would want to live in or not too bad depictions of leftist societies.

Pic related, an anarchist moon revolving around a capitalist planet 200 years after the revolution.
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 No.6415

>>6313
And the closer dystopia is, now that I think about it
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 No.9944

>>5904
I noticed that issue in books. People are immortal and they can modify their bodies and minds to become as strong and intelligent as their technology allows, maybe even evolve into a Mind, but most choose to end their lives after around 500 years, because they get bored. And this problem also extends to AI, who also choose to end their existances after a few millenia at most, because they experienced all that was to experience. In the last book we get to see the longest living being in the culture, and it isn't an AI, but a man who hasn't transformed into some super being, but instead transforms himself into different alien lifeforms and lives the way they do, at a slow pace, before going to the next alien civilization and redoing the process.

It's a rather pessimistic series when it comes to the purpose of life. Not even god like beings like the Minds seem to find fullfilement in this universe so they eventually just off themselves.
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 No.13612

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>>2419
I'm reading Greg Egan's "Clockwork Rocket" from the "Orthogonal" trilogy right now. I'm not sure if it fits the thread, as I wouldn't want to live in the book's world (even less so I was to be a woman there), but that's not because of any dystopia, it's just that it turns out that Minkowski's 3+1 spacetime is a nicer place to live than fully Euclidean four dimensions.

Honestly when reading the description of Greg Egan's stories I expected some stiff bullshit, but he's actually good. This is my first book by him and I didn't finish it yet, but I'd already recommend it to anyone who likes the idea of "hard SF in a bizarre alternate universe".


>>5323
Seconding, but is more of an "utopia in the streets, dystopia in the sheets" sort of world.
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 No.13613

I wish authors limited themselves to a trilogy at most, I'm tired of so many works spanning a crapload of books.


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 No.13408[Reply]

I kinda like them, if they are well made. Post your favourite Essayists. I'll start:
KaptainKristian
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 No.13432

>>13431(me)
think Nerdwriter or Lindsey Ellis, if it helps you
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 No.13446

90% of vidya essays are just pretentious liberal garbage devoid of anything actually novel or intelligent. There are some exceptions though.
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 No.13486

>Video
Anyone actually watch the bloody things? One of the main reasons I ceased listening to Contrapoints or PhilosophyTube outside of them being massive liberals was because of how much effort they put into making ebin design shit and shitty comedy skits instead of, ya know, actually speaking on the topic.
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 No.13502

I'd like to write about leftist legal theory, but any time I start writing these days it seems like a ranting manifesto. Any tips? Also I'm used to about 30 footnotes to anything I write.
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 No.13587

>>13446
Ok name these Exceptions. I think that's the Purpose of this thread


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 No.12787[Reply]

WHAT's the most important piece of furniture?
The thing you spend A THIRD of your LIFE on.
THE THING that will MURDER YOUR BACK if it's not GOOD.

We MUST establish a GENERAL THREAD in order to CONGLOMERATE INFORMATION pertaining to MATTRESSES in order to sift through the LIES and TRUTHS of BOURGEOIS MATTRESS COMPANIES.

We WILL NOT be mattress ENTHUSIASTS, but rather APPRECIATORS.
For the MATTRESS ENTHUSIAST of REDDIT does NOTHING but SIMP for BOURGEOIS MATTRESS COMPANIES, and they are all PRICE QUEENS.
WE APPRECIATE the ARTISTRY of the MATTRESS
WE APPRECIATE its QUALITY
WE APPRECIATE its VALUE
A LARGER TAG does not a BETTER MATTRESS MAKE
A MORE POPULAR COMPANY does not a BETTER MATTRESS MAKE
AFFORDABILITY and long-term DURABILITY & COMFORT are the most SUPREME VALUES which MATTRESS APPRECIATORS ought to ADHERE TO.

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 No.13396

>>13395
Well it'd be kinda hard for two people to sleep in that kind of bed.
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 No.13397

>>13396
That's true
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 No.13525

Dude's a leak in my room absolutely soaked my mattress. Mattress Masters what should I get to replace it?
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 No.13526

>>13525
In my experience, novelty mattresses are overpriced and worse than normal mattrsses. BUT store bought mattresses are expensive as fuck. Mail in mattresses are less expensive, surprisingly. I used to sleep in an Ikea mattress and I had 0 problems with it.
I'm currently sleeping in a 10 year old mattress and I have 0 problems with it.

Very soft mattresses hurt my back, as well as very hard ones. Anything in the middle is good for me. I know this is vague. If you are hesitant to drop yourself on your mattress because it might feel bad because it is too hard, then it is too hard. If you have trouble crawling on top of it because it is too soft, then it is too soft.
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 No.13582

>>13374
Are they really that much better than beds? I couldn't find any info on it.


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 No.383[Reply]

Is Richard Stallman a socialist?
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 No.13454

>>383
Nope, but I really wish he was. The free software and free culture movements may had gone differently were that the case.
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 No.13457

>>383
No, but he's based.
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 No.13458

>>401
Every time I find a free software activist on the internet they are some sort of socialist. And trans too, for some reason.
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 No.13459

>>13458
Hacker jailbreaking are far more socialists simply because they are naturally competing up against the capitalists as it is the capitalists putting roadblocks in front of them.
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 No.13519

>>417
It's a fairly well animated jap porn game about highschool girls with dicks


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