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 No.4189[Reply]

Saw this cool video of a rapier vs a longsword. It looks like the rapier was a better weapon. So much more range and speed.
https://youtu.be/6r7VWIQCHvM
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 No.4268

>>4267
Is that motherfuckind David "I cannot stop sucking Thibault's langmesser shaped dick" Rawlings?

 No.4460

I don't get it when people say "real sword fighting wouldn't look good". I don't think anyone's advocating for 100% realism. I'm sure boxing in movies and irl look different too. Perhaps it's different for the uninformed, but historical swordplay looks better every way. Hell, some exchanges in sparring can be as theatrical as cinema all while being technically sound.

Since exaggerating or slowing bladework even with good technique for safety and the viewers' benefit is already a given, the next best aim would be to give "masters" or "experts" good and distinct forms when moving and fighting. Body language is part of acting, no?

Have a gander at Robert and his opponents:
https://youtu.be/ju0t2z0p-c4
https://youtu.be/T2LkXMhhKSY
https://youtu.be/eDpANnct46U

And if you want fancy shit, the masters have it too: https://youtu.be/0dnGNJvoNeQ

Or you can be fancy in a sensible way:
https://youtu.be/oQ88cuzsyqE
https://youtu.be/WDoYXHdNbTU

 No.4461

>>4189
Rapiers are almost useless against fully armoured opponents whereas with a sword you can halfsword against an fully armoured opponent hence rapiers only became popular after the the introduction of firearms caused the decline of full plate armour


>>4460
Hollywood is actually not interested in History, but only a semblance of Historical accurary hence why there are so many inaccuracies in films. They just dont give a f*ck



Heres an anecdote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJFFLvwNLlM

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>>4189
Reposting some contributions

 No.5136

>>4461
>Rapiers are almost useless against fully armoured opponents
Most opponents do not have full plate armor with chainmail underarmor. Even then, a rapier has the precision to strike through something like a visor hole.



 No.4154[Reply]

Is Naruto liberal or is it reactionary? Its obviously not leftist because they constantly defend a feudal government.
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 No.9441

>>4154
it's mostly Moopy Path stuff which is hyper based

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 No.18694

bump for best show :^)

 No.18734

>>18694
Are you retarded or did you not see /anime/ ? Yes it's a good fun show, but FFS.
>inb4 link is 404'd
That's because the transfer from Bunkerchan to here was retarded, the old thread for Naruto is still up. Please delete your post and unbump the thread.
>>>/anime/510

 No.18825

Naruto is anime
Go there

>>>/anime/



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 No.4011[Reply]

I think it's a good idea to archive internet people who aren't retarded spectacle enveloped types that the internet thread on leftypol makes fun of.
Fredrik "not the Engles" Knudsen uploaded a new video and it's about international brewer heads putting poisons into wine to turn a profit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhN-o2ame-4
I really enjoy his stuff because it takes a fact based stance, it isn't just the video opinion essay garbage regularly vomited online disguised as material fact. It's a genuinely sourced thing and not a bunch of platitudes thrown together.

 No.4084

>>4011
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Official NBC on youtube 4K archive



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 No.3999[Reply]

post novel recommendations, I’ll start
The Elementary Particles is a great book, it deals with themes of social breakdown and alienation. On the downside the epilogue is fucking retarted, and the main character is a bit of a reactionary, but it makes sense in context…
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 No.4014

>>4009
It gets a lot better imo, the third is were a lot of people fall off bit its more off closing up everyone's arc as the story moves on

Tiny spoilers; the 4th, considered the best skips a few centuries. The less I say the better, but someone turns into a giant worm God, its a very trippy book

 No.16293

Are the Philip Roth books any good?

What are these series where fictional authors inside his own books tell a story?
What is this kind of story telling

 No.16294

Anyone here read Red Mars or any Kim Stanley Robinson?

 No.16298

Been reading the entire Discworld series. It’s some seriously great world building for just a joke setting. Kinda sad that Pratchett was gone so soon right after writing the long earth series though.

 No.16302

Anyone has read Flashman? Ι know it's supposed to be satire of colonialist tropes but i have seen this fucking pic in too much halfchan cope posting



 No.3977[Reply]

I have like 100€ at the end of each month. I have no clue, what I should do with it. I have no expensive hobbies (well, I like to play games on my PC, but buying PC-components seems like a waste of money to me). The existence of the internet has basically killed most reasons, to spend money. What would you do?
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 No.4142

Give them to me. *rubs hands*

 No.4144

>>4142
*rubs mustache*
Hitler-chan, Back out of your cuckshed again eh?

 No.5495

>>3983
e-readers are quite easy on the eyes and some can be made to run linux i believe

 No.5497

>>3977
Buy a decent scanner, then import and scan artbooks from Japan.

 No.6396

Save it for when you need it.



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 No.3707[Reply]

Any of you like modeling in blender?
I'm really amateurish at it but I recently made these two and felt like sharing them somewhere. and what better place to share than on lefty pol.
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 No.3792

>>3767
the models look great, but I'm not a big fan of this textureless, flat shaded artstyle.

 No.10385

>>3747
the model itself seems fine, i've never worked with blender so i'm not exactly sure how cycles works but you definitely need to introduce surface imperfections and at least a bump map. it looks too smooth right now.

 No.10454

>>10385
there's supposed to be normal maps and roughness maps on it but clearly it barely makes any difference.
>introduce surface imperfections.
If you have any that aren't going over the top, share, them please, I still want the thing to look shiny and clean.

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two more renders, got rid of the roughness map and decreased the roughness untill it shined properly

 No.10458

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>animation thread
>still using decrepit inefficient GIFs
Anon, I…



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 No.3507[Reply]

What are you guys doing for exercise during quarantine? Got a couple of adjustable dumbells with 200 pounds plates myself. Can't find a barbell and olympic weights to save my life right now.

 No.3512

I use the catalog instead of making duplicate threads like some meathead: >>2726

 No.3611

>>3512
meanie :(



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 No.3502[Reply]

>>7994
Funny, I just started watching it with my older brother a few days ago.

I think its view of history is warped, or at least it appears so. The relationship of the characters with their environment and the impact they have thereon seems to suggest that the show supports "great man theory".
Some bloggers have written about that:

Pro:
https://medium.com/@ProjectRob/the-conservative-heart-of-legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-8d3d41d128fa
Con:
https://desperatetimes914496456.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-too-critical-for-its-critics/

I find the notion that it supports GMT more believable; it is shoved in the viewer's face in moments like when Schoenkopf says that he wants to save Yang because "history would be boring without him", which implies that history wouldn't be moving if Yang was dead.
Although it isn't necessarily related, the fact that what appears to be a semi-feudal autocracy had coexisted with a bourgeois democracy for ~150 years is telling - it suggests that governments, economic structures, and culture are alien to the material conditions that exist and the level of technology & science. This is obviously anti-marxist.

 No.3505

>>3502
of course it supports great man theory, one of the spiels the narrator tells you like 4 times literally says "history is the collection of the actions of great men", that's why the show is named that, the title itself is a play on this.
However the claim that it supports it and it is reactionary are two different ones, the guy in the other article is right. Mainly, in that the show does seem to imply that history as told by the narrator is warped, and that reinhard is not neccesarily a conservative. mostly, it seems the actual ideology of the show is somewhere between liberal and dengeist (a progresive figure that abolishes the aristocracy makes economic reform, and creates a progressive authoritarian regime in a japanese show just reeks of dengeist to me).
What i think would be more interesting to think about is this, if the show implies the narrator is telling you his version, then from that version, what would be the actual story of the world? now that's a real story worthy of being written

 No.3956

>>3502
I think is great. It's fun to watch something with this kind of clear authorial vision, even if it is wrongheaded. Will warmly recommend the remake also, which looks real crisp and adds a bit of cheese to soften the self-serious nature.

And still a better love story than Twilight, as they say.

 No.4015

>>3502
>Although it isn't necessarily related, the fact that what appears to be a semi-feudal autocracy had coexisted with a bourgeois democracy for ~150 years is telling

I don't remember much about the show but this could easily be due to the scale of space

 No.4677

>>3502
Having given it some thought I have to side with the "it's anti GMT"-camp. I think we are underestimating the extent to which this show is self-conscious.

Note for example how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown.

However I started to notice how often, almost every time, there is always some character in the other camp who anticipates what is to come, points it out to the superiors, and is shot down. So clearly we are not dealing with uniquely genius insights. Moreover the outcome of the battles is in almost all cases over-determined by the preceding circumstances. The most obvious case being the invasion of the Empire by the FPA really on - with no clear plan beyond "we'll be greeted as liberators" their defeat was assured before the invasion started, no genius opponents needed. Another case is the noble coalition, which falters more to its own internal tensions and weaknesses (factionalism and ill discipline mostly) than to a particularly genius approach by Reinhardt and company.

The characters who are portrayed as the brilliant great men, then, are so portrayed not because they are shown to be brilliant great men, but because that status is useful for other actors behind them - which is made explicit several times. Yang is initially very useful as a hero to Trunicht, while Reinhardt is the linchpin of the coalition of officers around him, threatening to fracture as soon as he suffers a breakdown for a couple of days. In his case it is Oberstein, arguably the real brains of the operation, who maintains him as figurehead.

History in the show is seen to be made through larger forces that determine the outcome of things, the characters can only be the vessel for larger forces, influencing what is already slated to happen at the margins. Which fits well with Yang - the historian - 's signature move, making the best of a bad situation.

 No.4754

Maybe the Narrator indulges in GMT but I can't really say the same for the author. He did (albeit very clumsy and barely) mention that Imperials vastly outnumbered the Alliance in men and technology, and also mentioned the Alliance's devastated economy in the constant. Yang was right to suggest a ceasefire or peace treaty as the only way for the Alliance to win the war against the Imperial in the long term.

It is still pretty bullshit how Reinhard can turn around social welfare and the economy of the Empire in just a few years though.

>>4677
>how the supposedly "brilliant" stratagems that the various characters use to win this or that battle are typically rather banal. You can put this away as lazy writing - the character is brilliant for the purpose of the story, but it is told in stead of shown
Tbf most of Yang's tactics and strategies are directly copied from great maneuvers in history. IIRC His last real fight against the Empire before his assassination is literally Hannibal's Battle of Cannae in Space.



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 No.3414[Reply]

I made this video, I hope you can use it as a quick answer to all of that scum who tries to defend german soldiers during ww2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=att1P4Ot-y0&t=60s

 No.3415

>>3414
based

This almost absolves you of the crime of being a namefag.

 No.3459

>>3414
Kek. Nice one



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 No.3407[Reply]

Who else is still raging that Google decided to remove support for the Panoramio layer from Google Earth a few years ago? I used to love browsing Google Earth to find pictures from places without having to travel to them. But then Google decided to delete millions of photos and remove support for them, focusing on only allowing commercial enterprises to curate a limited number of pictures under a new initiative for tourism mostly. I wouldn't need to buy Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 if we still had the old features.

You used to be able to find a lot more pictures like this from random photographers. They also removed support for Picasa recently.
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 No.3447

>>3420
Just nationalize Google tbh.

 No.6711

>>3420
There was Mapillary, but then it got bought by Facebook

 No.10838

>>3407
That was such a great feature. I remember fawning at beautiful places like beaches in Jamaica and Cuba.

 No.11077

heh Mapillary is much better for this

also better than google street view which has shit-tier representation of real places (photos are heavily processed and normalized, so they all look identical, a photo from spain and from russia looks similar due to this)

 No.11138

I'm still raging that google images forces you to actually visit websites before you can download high quality images, and it doesn't even jump straight to the image on the website, so if you're trying to get a picture from pinterest you have to log into pinterest to get an image.



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