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 No.37903[Reply]

Talk space socialism to me. Was recently rewatching a few series with my fiance, both old and new Trek, and we both feel like Deep Space 9 is our favorite series (closely followed by TNG).

Everything else in order from best-to-worst would be:
Deep Space 9
The Next Generation
Voyage Home
Wrath of Khan
Undiscovered Country
Enterprise
Picard Season 3
Lower Decks
Voyager
Prodigy
Motion Picture
Strange New Worlds
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 No.42125

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>Dr. T'Ana with some of the wisdom they don't teach you at the academy
Star Trek is the kind of scifi where species barriers (or being from an entirely different biosphere, for that matter) are ankle high. Canonically, there was an ancient humanoid race that existed millions of years ago. As they were dying out, they seeded their DNA across the galaxy onto countless worlds, ensuring they would have successors who would come long after them. So all the humanoid species are kind of distantly related.

Star Fleet has the science to let you cum inside all the time and still not have STIs or unwanted pregnancies. The proof of it is in an episode of Deep Space Nine where Sisko got his girlfriend pregnant because he forgot to get his contraceptive injection updated.

 No.42126

>>40799
- 1 Деньги не возвращаются.
- 3 Никогда не платите больше, чем необходимо.
- 6 Не позволяйте семье заставлять вас упускать возможность.
- 7 Держите уши широко открытыми.
- 8 Мелкие детали сопряжены с большим риском. ( Мелкий шрифт ведет к большому риску. )
- 9 Возможность плюс инстинкт равняется прибыли.
- 10 Жадность вечна.
- 13 Все, что стоит сделать, можно сделать за деньги.
- 16 Сделка есть сделка … пока не появится лучший вариант.
- 17 Контракт есть контракт … но только между Ференги.
- 18 Ференги, которые не получают прибыли, не заслуживают имени ференги.
- 19 Удовлетворение не гарантируется.
- 21 Никогда не ставьте дружбу выше прибыли.
- 22 Мудрые слышат выгоду от ветра.
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>>42126

- 121 Давайте относиться к нашим избирателям как к равным членам наших семей … давайте использовать их.
- 12x Продается все, даже дружба.
- 123 Даже слепой может распознать сияние латины.
- 125 Когда мы мертвы, мы больше не занимаемся бизнесом.
- 139 Женщины служат, братья наследуют.
- 141 Только идиот платит розничную цену.
- 144 Благотворительность прекрасна и хороша … до тех пор, пока она не опустошает ваши карманы.
- 157 Нельзя спасти рыбу от воды.
- 162 Даже в худшие времена кто-то получает прибыль.
- 168 Если хотите сиять, действуйте в тени.
- 177 Знайте своих врагов … чтобы получить от них прибыль.
- 181 Даже нечестность не может омрачить блеск прибыли.
- 189 Позвольте другим сохранить свою репутацию. Вы сохраните их деньги.
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 No.42134

Russian translation of the rules of acquisition?

 No.42135

>>42134
Are you asking for a translation or asking if it is a translation to Russia. It is the latter (see the post subject) with additional rules that the English post did not list.



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 No.42131[Reply]

post cartoons, comics, anime, manga and even live-action and sentai series that are based around fighting and action

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 No.11615[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Noticed a lot people talking about Tolkien’s works and philosophy. So, I created a thread specifically dedicated for that and other things related to it, like the movies and games.
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 No.42120

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>>42113
I know this quote is sometimes misconstrued as criticism of Tolkien, rather than simply contrasting his own approach to fiction, but it still is ironic considering how much GRRM clearly doesnt care about making his world "historically realistic" (or doesnt know enough about history to make it so) and designed ASOIAF like an Age of Empires game, while Tolkien was a world-building autist who clearly put lot of thought into things like Gondors levy system.

 No.42122

>>42120
Yeah IIRC when the GOT show hired a guy to make conlangs for Dothraki, High Valyrian, etc and asked GRRM for his notes he was just like "yeah the four or five words in the books are all I came up with." Like it's fine to not be on Tolkien's level with that, but it's kind of a major thing to think about if you aren't just hand-waving language altogether. Especially if you're then going to pretend you are doing more homework on the worldbuilding than the all time champ. GRRM also notoriously has little grasp of math and when he saw how what the Wall actually would look like at 700 feet tall and wide enough for a dozen horsemen to ride side by side along it he was like "oh wow that's a lot bigger than I thought lol."

GRRM's point is really more about the political realities though, so it's more fair to criticize over that, like how the realm managed to last for thousands of years despite the irregular winters periodically causing mass famines.

 No.42123

>>42122
Does the winter only affect Westeros? Like no one else really seems that concerned about it. With their stupid culture it seems like all it would take is a sufficiently long cold snap to wipe out the dothraki.

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>>42123
Yeah it seems to be exclusive to Westeros, but part of that may be that a lot of the continent is just in a more northern latitude.



 No.6594[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

/cars/

Anybody else in the bunker enjoy cars and motorsport? Discuss anything motoring related here.

To start I'll say I've spent the last few days doing the brakes on my own car, including new calipers. Fucking hard work on an old POS, nothing comes apart easily.
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 No.41896

>>41894
I meant my panels are damaged lol. Not a single youtube video replacing the fender.

 No.42075

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For whatever reason (probably because the market for both used and new vehicles is mental rn) both of my neighbors want to buy my ~175k km 2012 Dodge Caravan. Thinking of selling it and buying a Kei truck. I have some reservations; the fact that they are RHD; the low clearance/weight which might struggle in the snow; the possibility that parts/tires are hard to source; crash safety in general but particularly when considering that I'll be contending with the super sized trucks and SUVs that dominate the roads here, etc but I'm this close to pulling the trigger

 No.42076

>>42075
It's super cute. Why not go for it. Give a middle finger to the disgusting burger auto culture.

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>>42076
>Why not go for it
In addition to the reasons I listed, there's a 15-year import rule in my cunt so I can't buy new, the trucks I'm finding are all manual transmission which I don't know how to drive and apparently they don't go very fast–I wouldn't want to strain the engine just trying to drive at highway speeds.
Still, I'm probably going to do it. I'm so tired of the shitty fuel efficiency of my van and the trucks are stupidly cheap. The one in picrel only has ~50k km on it and is going for $10k

 No.42111

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After doing a bit of reading, it seems like the Supercharged Subaru Sambar is the Kei truck I want. They're the easiest to work on, it's the only one with a 4-cylinder engine, said engine is located behind the rear axle as opposed to under the seat and it has the most spacious cab. Unfortunately they're relatively scarce. I'd much rather just buy one from a localish dealership with of all the bureaucracy already dealt with but I'm starting to think I'm going to need to deal with an importer, do a bunch of paperwork to get it road legal and possibly even drive it home 1600km from the port in Halifax. This would end up being cheaper than buying it ready-to-go but the amount of work involved is daunting. Needless to say I'm having second thoughts and am starting to look at late 80s/early 90s trucks in general since this was the last time auto makers made reasonably sized vehicles



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 No.36889[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Post what you're wearing today, pieces you want to wear, recent cops, thrifting, inspo, concepts, runways, designers, questions, etc.

Previous thread: >>29827
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 No.42105

Is he right about Hasan?
Is he breaking us out of the “NPC” matrix?

 No.42106

>>42105
>youtuber slop
>outdated meme thumbnail
lol

 No.42109

>>42105
Yeah, I think dressing in a personalized unique way is more important than dressing "good".

 No.42115

>tfw you can be a fashion icon simply by mixing two things that don’t typically go together
Damn

 No.42117

>>42109
i think the opposite, that "unique" doesnt automatically mean good, or rather, its not as clear cut as that. i disagree with the idea of "expressing yourself" via your clothes too tbh



 No.1195[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Often when when talking about leftist fiction, it is in relation to speculative science fiction.I'd like to have a thread to discuss not only fantasy with leftist themes, but fantasy in general.So, read any good fantasy recently?
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 No.38768

>>>/leftypol/1724725
Thoughts on this?
> Existence of magic implies hereditary power and lack of technological advancement.
My take: no it doesn't. If anything, magic would make industrialization happen faster since you can just summon a fire elemental to make steam instead of digging to burn coal. It would also make communism more likely since magic spells would already be making a lot of labor obsolete. Without a need to harness mass labor power of a working class, there wouldn't exist the same incentives to maintain a class structure. Wizards are usually portrayed as elitists, but really they would benefit most from educating as many people as possible about magic since more wizards = faster development of magical theory and knowledge. The reason IRL alchemy was esoteric is that it's bullshit, and more people looking at it would have revealed this. Wizards would replace the bourgeoisie as the "middle class" in feudalism and would basically skip capitalism since wizards have little use for an underclass of workers but benefit a lot from more wizards. Literally why would you ever employ a bunch of farm laborers when you could have that handled by a couple guys casting spells to do it?

 No.38769

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anyone read the powder mage serie ?
basically the french revolution in a magical setting, where there is opposition between the "traditional" mages integrated to nobility and power structures and the "newer" mages that have power related to gunpowder, who dont have privileges despite their usefulness on the battlefield where gunpowder is becoming increasingly prevalent, and even discriminated against in some countries. Also include start of industrialization, revolutionary state against reactionary states, and a based story of taking down a "god" (actually just an old super powerful mage)

>>38768
the above is a great example of how magic existence can absolutely be integrated in a story about technological advancement
not a book but arcanum setting also comes to mind
also, 40k, where magic is basically just a parallel dimension that can be tapped into and can be fucked with through science

>If anything, magic would make industrialization happen faster

debatable, and highly dependent on the setting specifics, if your magic is hereditary it obviously will reinforce nobility like power structures, and mages can also naturally be a concurrent class to the bourgeoisie and part of the traditional power structure like a clergy and want to repress something that could be an alternative to their services. Is the use of magic free, can it actually replace labor long term is also not always true.

>they would benefit most from educating as many people as possible about magic since more wizards = faster development of magical theory and knowledge

why would you assume they'd want that rather than make it highly secretive to keep competitive advantages towards other mages. Hoarding knowledge is a classic way for a class to have power

>Wizards would replace the bourgeoisie as the "middle class" in feudalism

only if there are enough mages and they can use this magic on a sufficient scale to not be basically states super weapons / independent cabals ala witcher

 No.38770

>>34768
>it feels a little like GATE
sounds pretty unfair, the fun part of gate was just shooting dragons with rockets and knights with machine guns, but it was overall just wanking of their military, a harem and a forgettable story

I really liked black company, especially the realist take on "no good sides, all armies are home to sociopaths, everyone is ruthless in politics" even in a magical setting. The big mages are rare and akin to having some super weapons, the small mages can be big force multiplier but mostly thank to deception and surprise.
When in the later book they go to some india inspired country with tons of sects and they go full underground guerilla its also pretty interesting. The "searching for your own history" stuff and seeing how they actually have nothing in common to what they were when they started is also pretty good.

>'d rather just read the shitty isekai pennybacks

huh you do you, but again, feel pretty unfair toward black company

 No.38771

>>38769
>debatable, and highly dependent on the setting specifics
True, but even if magic is hereditary it could and would be subject to study and refinement. Eugenics would actually become important to controlling power in that case, which would likely cause a weird intersection between inbreeding and magic. On the other hand, bastard children of magical parents would be way more of an issue than IRL bastards were.
As for industrialization specifically, the only real question here is whether magic can be used as a significant source of energy. If it can, it can be used to power steam engines. If that's the case, magic will become in high demand quickly the same way coal did. Unlike coal, magic output is mainly bounded by population size, and the more of it you have the easier it gets to get more (exponential increase if mages generally take on apprentices). Even with the things magic can produce, transport alone would make steam engines highly important since wizards can't usually teleport the sheer mass that you can load on a train.
>mages can also naturally be a concurrent class to the bourgeoisie and part of the traditional power structure like a clergy and want to repress something that could be an alternative to their services.
Maybe, but there's not much that reasonably could function as an alternative to actual magic. Magic users would have a pretty effective monopoly.
>Is the use of magic free, can it actually replace labor long term is also not always true.
Magic is almost never "free" unless it's for very trivial effects, but the point isn't to wholly replace labor but multiply the productivity of labor power. 1 mage can produce X quantity of Y product that you would need maybe 10, 50, 300 manual laborers to do. Like think of how much a Shape Stone kind of spell would alter construction practices.
>why would you assume they'd want that rather than make it highly secretive to keep competitive advantages towards other mages.
Mages who keep secrets would be at a disadvantage to the ones who share knowledge, because they would have access to less knowledge overall. Also they would be wasting a lot of resources in conflict with each other and hiding things and would not benefit from synergy between multiple exPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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I was recently recommended this book. I had liked Mistborn and people (including the author himself) were saying this was his best book.

I don't get it. The plot doesn't actually get started until the tail end of the book. The best way I could describe it is if Tolkien had decided to have Frodo dick around in the Shire for nearly the entirety of the Fellowship and only have Gandalf reveal the true nature of Bilbo's ring to him near the end.



 No.1328[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Seeing how there’s multiple /co/ related threads on the board. I think we should just put all of them into one general just for clarity’s sake.

Discuss anything related to comics and animations from comic recs, leftist animations to comic writers’ attempts to larp as leftists.

Seriously is there a worse anarchist in the UK than Alan Moore?
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 No.42055

https://www.youtube.com/@KasiusKlej is a channel that uploads old Disney comics, including a lot of Carl Barks' stuff that is hard to find.
Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaK5W9T24CI
>Donald Duck - Statues of Limitations (1957)
https://files.catbox.moe/f99zzg.mp4

A good video on him and his comics
https://web.archive.org/web/20231216190224/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX33nn_rUNE
>A Quick Look at Disney Comics (For Ungrateful Americans)
https://files.catbox.moe/gm64vd.mp4

Carl Barks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Barks?useskin=vector
He was the inspiration for Tezuka and essentially the basis of Disney comics and cartoons for decades, and through Tezuka, anime as we know it. >>>/anime/24647

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>>41398
latest pages out

 No.42101

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There was a /leftypol/ thread a year ago about mainstream multimedia (TV/games/etc.) with pro-socialist messages. Looks like it was reborn on https://nuclearchange.net/social/thread/163.html recently and I noticed it's mostly cartoons. Lots of commie cartoons. Any theories?

 No.42102

>>42101
kids' media taken less seriously by studios and not monitored as closely?

 No.42103

>>42102
And probably less monitored by shitty journalists looking to create moral panic.



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 No.9852[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Discuss.
Dune discussion general.

https://youtu.be/jJj2yHM3d3Y
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 No.41666

>>41642
"Orient" just means "east." "Oriental" just means "eastern."

Dune takes place on a desert planet, not somewhere east of Europe.

 No.41667

>>41641
I think Chalamet did a good job as "Paul" in the first movie.

I think he just struggled to be "Muad'Dib."

It reminded me of that one Pirates of the Caribbean movie where Keira Knightley suddenly has to be the leader of a crew of pirates and she just doesn't have the presence for it.

 No.41678

I thought Timmy did a good job.

 No.41680

>>41667
>I think he just struggled to be "Muad'Dib."
that fits though

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 No.23219[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

>Average Sci-Fi Fan
<Average Fantasy Enjoyer
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 No.42063

The absolute state of fantasy as a genre really is an indictment of cultural impoverishment. Fantasy in principle is the most open-ended genre possible. You can have anything from full-on fairy tale magical thinking logic all the way to diamond-hard science-based worldbuilding that's just developed differently from the real world. But even more than science fiction or other quite specific genres, fantasy is stuck beating dead horses.

 No.42064

>>42037
>reactionary
NTA but that's not what reactionary means, retard. You're literally proving their point by using terms that have become buzzwords because ignorant "leftists" use them about anyone or anything they dislike. Either way, this is pure First World mentality about culture.

 No.42066

>>42063
What dead horse do you think Brandon Sanderson is beating?

 No.42070

>>42061
Exactly. When I read scifi at least I can imagine worlds of the possible, immerse myself in something interesting, what does literary fiction have to offer? Some meandering tale about a middle aged guy who cheats on his wife, feels bad about it, breaks up, meets a new younger girl, has some epiphany about how he's worthless and nothing in life matters anyways, breaks up, and continues on being a shitheel, no thanks, I could just listen to MGMT and save myself 8 hours.

 No.42072

>>42066
It's not only beating dead horses, but that's certainly the dominant tendency.



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 No.14883[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Kie estas mia genigruloj? Ĉu iuj parolas la sennacian lingvon ĉi tie?
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 No.41984

>>23706
kio okazis al ĉi tiu 3:

 No.41985

>>41984
Mi ne scias ĉar mi neniam uzis ĝin.

 No.42047

Kiel vi fartas, miaj uloj?

 No.42058

>>42047
Mi devas iri al la laborejo sed mi ne volas

 No.42065

>>42058
Kompreneble. Mi ankaŭ ne volas iri al mia laborejo. Kapitalismo aĉegas.



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