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 No.8642[Reply]

Anyone into this shit? The upcoming housing crisis is an open door for more backyard pools to skate.
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 No.8771

>>8770
Oh I've been to that neighborhood, but it's extremely small, about one street long when I was there and as as ugly as a street in New York. Japan town in Los Angeles or San Francisco is bigger than that "american neighborhood." Both are 3 blocks long at least.

>My city is un-skateable, so you have to go to skateparks or specific parks to see people skate.


One of the cities I briefly lived in was Lake Forest, CA. They have a large skatepark there which was sponsored by VANS, and lots of people wore VANS shoes in the 90s and 00s even if they weren't skateboarders, because that city is the headquarters of VANS. I didn't live there long enough to learn it though at least that city is flat. I feel like I'd have been drawn into skateboarding if I had lived there. I remember skateshops and places that sold skateboards all over the malls when I was growing up around there.

Honestly though, I think I'd rather have my future kids get into another sport. At least with surfing kids pick up that cool dude accent more and a better appreciation for nature and the tropics.
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 No.8787

>>8769
Skateboarding is reviving again due to COVID. Just last week my homie who works at a skateshop, sold one of the last few boards that are in high demand. This isn't a random occurrence either, it's obviously due to the supply chain being backed up.


there was a point in time I wasn't feeling skateboarding, due to my depression , alcoholism , and social media causing it to become saturated and uninspiring. I manage to get out of that rut by keeping my drinking on check, eating healthier foods, getting a new hobby(boxing), taking shrooms and just deleting my instagram. Since then, my rate of progression started to pick up again and my passion for it grew stronger.

Despite the shitshow we're in rn, skateboarding is one of the few things that keeps my mind at ease.
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 No.17903

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Anyone ever had one of these two wheeled things?
I had it as a kid and aside of some smooth turns the overall control is crap, you have to constantly swing your knees and ankles for it to move and it wouldnt even go uphill, it needs both feet on board all the time so tricks were also a no
It was interesting to learn though and it teaches you balance, and the funny falls were worth it
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 No.18027

Any of you inline skate here? I got some dope new rockered frames coming in
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 No.18029

>>8769
Skateboarding is technically illegal in japan


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 No.17986[Reply]

I need a creative hobby but don't feel any inspiration towards anything. I have some physical activities and I like to read that's pretty much all I do. Anyone want to throw out some random ideas?
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 No.17990

Why exactly do you "need" one?
What hobby sounds more appealing and affordable to you?
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 No.17992

Try out different things, OP. If you like something stick with it. Here are some ideas:
>gardening
>art (whatever medium)
>collecting/archiving
>cooking
>tinkering/DIY
>playing music
>coding
>theater
>blogging/vlogging
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 No.17993

>>17990
Also lemme suggest drawing on paper, doing pixel art, painting, painting murals, designing posters in Photoshop, sculpting (wood or clay), making music videos, playing the accordion, making desserts/pastries, repairing furniture
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 No.17994

Literally watercolors. To paint with watercolors you'll end up thinking about how water interacts with paper, which is a relatively novel thing to model that most people aren't used to considering. Paint the world outside your front door (sunsets are fun), or make a shitty sketch of a robot or a unicorn in pencil and then color it in. Also, they're cheaper than acrylics.
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 No.18000

Shitposting on /b/ is a creative hobby.


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 No.17073[Reply]

Can anyone lead me to good resources to learn about cinematography and story telling in general?
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 No.17762

Watching King of Staten Island right now, and ngl, I fuckin love it. This movie really does capture what it is to be in ur 20's on Shaolin rn
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 No.17898

Watching Dog Day Afternoon, most anti-cop film I've ever seen.
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 No.17985

I always found it hard to come up with ideas for a story, even a very basic log line for a good concept. Mass production has pushed every idea out at a faster and faster rate, and as a result nothing seems unique to try.
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 No.17987

>>17757
It's plain and simple subjective
Nothing deeper to understand.

I personally like the lore aspect and the comedy.

>>17762
Brb gonna watch it

>ur 20's on Shaolin rn

????
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 No.17995

>>17987

I'm 26 qnd live on Staten Island and there's parts of the film I heavily relate to


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 No.2278[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello, the most recent movie threads have seemed a bit unfocused, this thread is for the discussion of movies we just watched and other anon's takes on them. So, without further ado I'll begin.

I just watched Parasite last night, it was pretty good I think, but not as cutting edge or witty as I was expecting. I thought it was a bit unfocused and threw a lot at the wall to see what stuck, but on the other hand, it was fun and more interesting than most. A solid 8/10.

I do an IMDB rating for each film I watch, for my own reference mostly, but you can see each film I watched lately and my rating if you're curious or want to ask about them. If other anons have something similar feel free to post.

https://www.imdb.com/user/ur46013471/ratings
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 No.17939

>>13428
>Matrix 4
So is it out or not?
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 No.17940

>>11007
Sauce on that?
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 No.17943

Oh wow, I thought this thread had been lost in the transfer.

I did watch The Irony of Fate with my family on December 31/January 1st. We loved it. The humor didn't feel dated at all, maybe because we're Latin American.
Unfortunately my cat left the following day and never came back, so I didn't feel like talking about the movie because I'll forever associate it with him.
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 No.17944

>>17943
Nah the thread is still up on bunkerchan as well. The humor really is nice innit? I watch it every New Years, as per Soviet tradition. Sorry about your cat tho.
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 No.18199

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From what I can piece together of the film and book (because I can't make myself watch/read more than a few portions of it without feeling disturbed) is that much of the story feels similar to the rather disturbing Lolita - which was meant to be such - and the authors own unsubtle comments about "attraction" to 12 year olds, feels confirmative of this fact. If this film had featured an older man seducing a teen girl, but everything else was the same, people would be going batshit about it being 'grooming'.

The acting and cinematography is good in some places, but that doesn't make the film good. The female characters have less depth than fanservice girls from 80s action movies, the peach scene was there for pointless shock factor. There is no stakes or coherence in the story, it's not an award winning movie, it's a romantic soap-opera movie on the same level as 50 Shades of Gray - I guess you could call it 50 Shades of Gay, but that already exists.

The book is a "slowburn" that is supposed to be hyperdetailed and stuff because it's "first person" or something, but it frankly comes off as someone who thinks writing is "more words and details, more more more!" - i.e. word-salad. It just feels boring and contrived, and the content itself is ill, like I'm reading the perverted delusions of a drug addict. I didn't realize gay people liked being represented as either bumbling exploitable lunatics or as manipulative child-predators. It's a normalization of young, gay men seeking older men to feel valuable - and that is a genuine expectation in gay communities.
TL;DR: This shitty flick is a pedophilic art nightmare with weak dialogue and nightmarish romance scenes.

While on the topic; I bring up Pixar's latest film, a film about friendship - Luca. The similarities are very superficial - an Italian seaside town and two male characters can be found in many films that are not gay-themed, so the constant comparisons, and the claims by 'activists' who say that regardless of authorial intent, Luca has to be gay, really belittles that wonderful Pixar film, pic related.


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 No.18335[Reply]

GQ:Are there political or social ills that that you think might benefit from the sort of entropy that psychedelics can introduce into our consciousness?

Pollan:I do and I don't. I do in the sense that the experience addresses what I see as two of the biggest problems we face as a society. One is an environmental crisis, born of our sense of distance from nature: our willingness to objectify nature and see it merely as a resource. The other is tribalism: our inability to see the other as like us, and the egotistical zero-sum game with other people, whether it's other countries, other races, other religions.

Along comes these medicines that actually change consciousness in those two domains, very specifically, by making us feel really connected to nature, that we sense the subjectivity of other species. Which should lead to treating them with more respect and care, and feeling a deep implication that you're part of nature, not just a spectator. And then, on the tribalism side, [it] makes you feel deeply connected to all different kinds of other people. So you could argue that this is exactly the drug we need right now.

But then you need to stand back and say, “Wait, is it possible to prescribe a drug for an entire country?” How many people do you have to give this experience before you change the culture? And that was something Timothy Leary spent a lot of time on, he had these predictions of how many people he'd have to trip before the world changed. There's no model for prescribing treatment to a culture. That takes you into a really terra incognita of social change. I think, for that stuff, we still need politics.


Is he right? Will Psychedelics help with archieving the lower stages of communism, or are they to advanced, so that only in a well developed democratic dictatorship of the proletariat they can help transition further into full gay luxury psychedelic space communism?
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 No.18356

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Honestly, people who believe that psychedelics are somehow a tool towards understanding are, well, tools themselves. There is nothing in psychs which can replace the thoughtful activity and actual practice. They offer no shortcuts and people who believe to have understood something from something as superficial as drugs are imbeciles. Drugs are a coping mechanism in our oppressive times, and while I personally have taken them several times, never have I thought that they were anything more than chemicals. Even when I was taking 500ug together with weed I retained a clarity my tripping compatriots didn't seem to have – I fully understood processes of what a drug does and I didn't pretend I am getting any insight. They, on the other hand were buffoons thinking that their peaks were something to be caught and used to guide their lives in a positive direction (surprise: once the peak and psych wore off, they couldn't retain that experience and that made want to do *more* drugs, instead of, you know, actually changing their behavior).

Taking psychs doesn't help you understand the processes behind capital production. Neither does it help you understand anything. It's a drug. It makes you hallucinate. If you believe there is more to it, you are partaking in bourgeoisie idealism. It doesn't offer insights to "lower level communism" and it sure as shit doesn't help in agitating and *actually* building socialism. For that you need a clear head.
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 No.18357

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Eat mushrooms, have a good time and learn a bit.
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 No.18358

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So what do we think of him (and acid communism)?
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 No.18359

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>>18356
I mean, I mostly agree with this. I use LSD and Mushrooms and the like as a pressure relief valve to help me unwind after a year or so of pressure under capitalism and every day life. I do think I understand and have become more comfortable with death and my personal mortality after doing psychedelic drugs. When you experience full ego dissolution it kinda humbles you; it's a little death, in a way.
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 No.18360

I've managed to turn two people into communists while under the influence of LSD (or LSD+cocaine). Even after their trips they started reading leftist literature. Im not saying drug use is good or enlightening, but I do genuinely believe the use of psychedelic drugs can tear down mental barriers/biases built up by bourgeois culture,


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 No.17640[Reply]

Modern soccer is a joke. “Jogo bonito?”—not anymore. Soccer is marred, among other things, by the beguiling act of—you already know it—diving. Take the 2021 Euro—almost every game here has been decided by a player diving and getting an undeserved call. The most striking example occurred today (i.e., July 07, 2021) in the Semifinal, when a blatant dive in the penalty area by an English player (i.e, Stirling) led to England’s undeserved win over Denmark. Diving affecting major games is not a recent phenomenon—it has been ongoing for years now. Take, for example, the “No Era Penal” incident back in 2014, wherein the infamous dive by the Dutch player Arjen Robben led to Mexico’s undeserved exit in the Round of 16. Hell, back in 2011, researchers published a paper (hereinafter named “Gwendolyn”; see link below) which studied diving in soccer. The paper found the simple fact that players dive when the benefits outweigh the costs of doing so. See Gwendolyn. Keeping this in mind, Gwendolyn suggested that increasing the ability of referees to detect dives and increase the punishments associated with diving may deter players from doing so. See id. But look where we are ten years later. If anything, the problem has only gotten worse—even with the introduction of VAR! Will there ever be an end to this quandary?
I resoundingly say, “No.” The tools are there, but the buffoonery continues. Clearly, the game has vitiated into a shell of whatever former glory it had, and there are no signs of improvement on the horizon whatsoever. Some people may blame the players, but I say to them to heed the old adage: “Don’t blame the player, blame the game.” Indeed, soccer—in its current, professional state at least—actively encourages diving, and I will not judge a player for maximizing his chances to win when his livelihood is on the line. Something must change, but will it? We all know it won’t. I am not here to propose solutions or even suggest that they are any. I am only here to point out that soccer is terminally ill—already dead, I should say—and it’s time to abandon ship. Watch a different sport, pick up a hobby, or actually play soccer in real life—anything beats this facade.

<(Paper link: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0026017)
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 No.17641

I don't care about sports unless I'm playing it or it's a scripted theatre like Inazuma 11
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 No.17646

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>>17640
>by the beguiling act of—you already know it—diving
I didn't even know diving was possible for this sport, the ground must be a lot softer than it looks.
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 No.17894

>>17646
Fucking internet funny guy here
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 No.17895

>>17641
>Inazuma Eleven
Based


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 No.16134[Reply]

What do you think of the Solarpunk literary genre? I find it very interesting, not only because I find the aesthetics very attractive, but also because it is openly anti-capitalist and has a very strong ideological content.
But I would like to know what /leftypol/ thinks.

Do you find a Solarpunk society the ideal society?
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 No.17867

>>16171
you should write an article on this.
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 No.17875

any GOOD solarpunk media
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 No.17879

>>17684
Can someone scrub the company/ad aspect from this please
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 No.17885

>>16171
So, soulless steel and glass shit and housing blocks?

>>16242
I lived near it. Nothing but concrete, and it house a small mall.

>>16843
While looking good, it's just an arcology.
>Trees
>Without roots

>>17008
A bit better than the regular vertical sleep factory.

>>17684
Dave, from the marketing department just mashed together all the things hipsters like. Please buy our shit now.
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 No.17889

>>16134
mfw sociacucks actually believe in this xd


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 No.17254[Reply]

the fuck is up with the hate of wizards in nerddom these days?
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 No.17393

Modern day nerds have become super autistic about plotholes and having a story that makes sense and is serious. This isn't neceserally a bad desire, but it fucks wizzards in the ass. There is a reason 99% of fiction nowadays has the trope where wizzards are treated like subhumans or something of the sort - its the one trope that works, and no others are really available. The only other thing is making an extra autistic magic system that makes wizzards into scientists with "eh" powers. I'm actually sorta building a fantasy setting right now, and I just decided to say "fuck it" and just have no wizzards because they don't add anything that cool on their own. So I'd say unless you want to make magic a lynchpin of your setting, just don't add it in.
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 No.17398

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>>17393
fuck you wizards are rad
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 No.17410

I always love how the archetypal wizards were given their powers from genetic privilege, while wizards in games all studied hard in wizarding school.
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 No.17412

>>17393
>makes wizzards into scientists with "eh" powers
How?
>>17410
Can't it be both?
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 No.17880

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>>17393
>Modern day nerds have become super autistic about plotholes
I noticed this too, the other day I was reading some anime reviews and reviewers were like THE NATURE OF THIS POWER/EVENT WAS NOT EXPLAINED WHATSOEVER LAZY WRITING. I also remember a YouTuber whining years ago about Mad Max Fury Road not giving detailed background to the enemies and creatures moving on crutches in the dark.

For some reason, people don't want any mystery or sense of wonder in their media.


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 No.17692[Reply]

General Discussion for Twin Peaks and all things Lynch related.
Should there be a season 4?
Where the fuck is Cooper and Laura?
What the fuck happened to Diane?
What did Laura whisper in Cooper's ear in the final shot during the credits?
Why am I still obsessing over this shit?


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 No.9840[Reply]

Share your knowledge, beliefs and opinions on the occult.
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 No.16991

Is "Journey to the West" a classic Chinese occult work?
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 No.17066

>>16952
>and Crowley has a few banger essays tbqh.
Which ones
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 No.17262

>>16991
yes it spawned the most occult franchise in existence
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 No.17675

https://www.kentlive.news/news/mum-sisters-stabbed-satanic-pact-5629660.amp
<The court heard that following Hussein's arrest, police found he had been communicating with others about demons and love potions.
in other words
<he had been talking to wankers on the internet

Two people killed, his own life down the pan, and no lottery win.
When did this Satanic human sacrifice crap start?
Probably with the ONA (Order of Nine Angles.)
But it's based on a misinterpretation of ancient ritual. There was, for an example, a "substitute king" ritual in Mesopotamia. Instead of sacrificing a king in the event of crops failing, disaster, to appease the gods a substitute king would be found. A prole would be ritually made into a king, reign for a year or so, then killed. (There was one instance of a lucky gardener being made into the king, by freak change everything then improved and he was left to reign not killed. )
But this isn't really a Satanic pact. More like ritual scapegoating.

The old adage still holds.
Read a book.
It's nice to chat on the internet sometimes but take it with a pinch of salt. Do your own research.
https://www.perlego.com/book/992650/a-history-of-the-ancient-near-east-ca-3000323-bc-pdf
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 No.17677

>>17675
>>17675
it said he had been referred to prevent for far right extremism in the past, he was probably a ONA fag


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