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I'm sick of doing nothing online. Let's do something together:
>game (boardgame, video game)
>new theory
>anything really
>not a dogmatist (what "flavour" of socialist you are doesn't matter)
>like to create, write, draw, code
>don't want to just share links or chat
>want to be encouraged to do stuff
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RSS is a good way to notify of new articles. there's also a bulletin section, with links to other sites/magazines, kind of what news anon does. so that's two RSS feeds, one for original articles, one for links to news.


Things are progressing nicely. Three articles edited and ready to go. I expect the quality of articles will also improve as time goes on. Looks like everything will be ready before Christmas.


Can mods delete this thread please?



Because I am unable to delete the OP, only posts.


Is he a secret leftist? All of his films seem to be about how bourgeois individualism is basically a suicidal dead-end.


Isn't this better suited for /siberia/?

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:Broadsword Edition:

>What is HEMA or WMA?

Historical European Martial Arts or sometimes Western Martial Arts are attempts at decoding, studying, and practicing the history, art, and fighting of everything from the Medieval Period to Early Modern Combatives.

What traditions are you lot studying at the moment?

Me? Going through George Silver's "Paradoxes of Defence" to expand my regimental broadsword/sabre repertoire.
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how dangerous/effective are brass knuckles against an unarmed person? a lot of people on reddit seem to underestimate them, and idk if that's true or it's just typical reddit brainworm.


>Japanese swordsmaster reviews European Long-sword




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I really should just double post here as well anytime I post in /leftytrash/. I could make it longer and last as well.

Really late thanks.
I don't know if they realised what they were getting into. It's cute seeing everyone getting so excited add their input, Rawlings especially. He's just so giddy.


Lovely sparring with the rugger, bauernwehr, hauswehr or whatever kind of shorter messer everyday folk could carry. I guess they put in perspective what langes messer are. Some thoughts from my amateur eyes:
>long enough that cutting plays are +/- the same and maintaining the bind is still feasible
>possibly too short that your point can't reach opponent's body (go for arms?) if their arm is not in a shortened postion while in a bind (unless you have the strength/structure to collapse their extended arm?)
>which means more cutting or thrusting away from the bind and less point work with opposition?
>either way, offhand defense + grappling even more applicable simply from shorter distance
Been thinking of how much knife fighting can be derived from the sword so this is fascinating. Die Freifechter has more stuff with them:
https://youtu.be/MyjyWnpZWsE (same fight, different pov)
https://youtu.be/ve_MBYkXNbs (another sparring)
https://youtu.be/-ND1SpgJdL0 (glasgow messer plays with bauernwehr)

Love watching Oskar at play. His form and flow are just *chef's kiss*. Fencers like him are so enjoyable to watch.
Virtual Fechtschule (Oskar), Die Freifechter and Messering Around are good channels if you are interested in messer.

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Looking for video content that doesn't rot your brain. Things such as high quality Historical documentaries or quality lectures from academics.
No breadtubers.
Bonus if it can be found on youtube


I'm pretty sure that the Revolution Will Not Be Televised is on youtube



I watched some of these, they are pretty good and most of them are not very specific to the location.


Also interested in this.

PBS frontline has a lot of good videos, the one I linked is about the Iraq War through the view of the Iraqi people.

I've had mixed success with "The Great Courses" you can find a lot on Youtube and they're easy to pirate if it's not there:


This ones good, some aren't, it really depends on the lecturer they have. Generally, anything before 2005 or so will be higher quality. I find that they are the ideal in terms of engagement required, it's a step above pop-shit or random Youtubers but it's not an audiobook which really demands 100% engagement.


Wake up honey, based Snow White movie incoming.
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Honestly, she's not that white. Should've cast someone who literally saw no sunlight in 20 years.


>She actually looks like Snow White
>AOC better play an evil witch
Muh leftists.


>characters doing things for no reason is good actually
I bet you think Sauron's Mordor was le evil too rather than Midgårdian AES


Should’ve casted a ginger, what were they thinking


Y'all are unhinged if you don't think she's gorgeous. That's a tight fucking body if I've ever seen one.

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How did you like it? I found it a lot better than the later seasons of Adventure Time.
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I enjoyed it, originally quite watching adventure time at like season 5 when it was airing but finished it to catch up recently. Very nostalgic feeling.


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>a lot better than the later seasons of Adventure Time
I blame homestuck


idk what you're talking about, Adventure Time only got better with the later seasons. Obsidian and Stakes were some of the best shit in the entire series. haven't watched Fionna and Cake yet though


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Haters said it wouldn't happen.


base show maintained quality throughout, it just went from episodic to more structured (Fiona and cake was not very good though)

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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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If you watch the original trilogy you'll see that every evil human faction is Arab/Persian and even when white people like Sauraman or Wormtongue are evil they command literal orcs to pillage and rape le pure white men and elves or whatever the fuck.
>But the new Amazon series-
shut the fuck up that's basically fanfiction and tokenism to try to address the glaring racism of the original trilogy


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>le pure white men
Aragorn (the man crowned king) is mixed race. And he goes on to wed an elf who also has mixed ancestry. This is portrayed as a good thing.

The reason the bad factions are bad is because they side with the bad guy, not their race. The Watsonian explanation why Sauron's human forces are ethnically distinct is because in-universe his control is bounded to specific territories. The Doylean explanation is that Tolkien was building on very old mythic tropes that had roots in actual history and an orientalist lens. In that respect it's a fantasy from a European perspective, which can't help but be racist. Europe is in many ways defined by racism. Insofar as race is explicitly referenced in the story and not just being informed by background prejudice, anti-racism is among the most overt themes. The core of the story is about people of many races cooperating with each other.


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Nobody talks about the Amazon series, it's garbage and doesn't try to fix anything, it is in fact far MORE racist.
>If you watch the original trilogy you'll see that every evil human faction is Arab/Persian
1) That's the films, those are not the same thing as the books
2) They are not 'evil', that's nev is thater been Tolkien's assertion for the men that sided with Sauron such as the Easterlings, they hope to be conquerors (like many other groups of men in medieval settings) and are manipulated by Sauron unwittingly
>even when white people like Sauraman or Wormtongue are evil they command literal orcs to pillage and rape le pure white men and elves
<Ah yes the orcs who are a real race in the human world???
This reeks of projection and ignores entirely the origins of the orcs, why they're so vile and why Saruman commands them. Your race obsession and projection says more about you being racist than LOTR.

The thread has literally gone into details about the Orcs, debunking the "racism" card, scroll up.

TLDR: If you think orcs are "black-coded" or whatever the hip new liberal term is, You've got issues.


>If you watch the original trilogy you'll see that every evil human faction is Arab/Persian
The Easterlings are not themselves evil. Their countries were just taken over by Sauron. The Two Towers, for instance, has this:
>It was Sam's first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man's name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would rather have stayed there in peace.

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Do you like planes?
Good. Post pictures of planes. Post interesting stuff about planes. Discuss Post Soviet planes. Post Post Soviet Planes, discuss American, British, Chinese, Brazillian, Canadian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Australian or anywhere else that makes planes planes. Post military planes, post civilian planes, WW2 planes, 60s planes, contemporary planes. Post air battles, post trip reports, If you are feeling daring, even go so far as to post helicopters. Post cockpits, post passenger cabins, post timetables, post airports, post liveries, post about airlines that exist and that no longer exist. If it's plane related, I want to see it.

And most importantly:
Post your favorite plane.
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>Gijinka and ship-girls
Oh and I guess I'll link to the appropriate thread for that conversation >>>/anime/351 since the Girls Und Panzer thread became a sort of military Gijinka mecha musume thread.


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Why the heck was the photo deleted? It was demonstrative of helicopter rotor fatality and posted before the NSFW spoiler requirements were changed and enforced on /hobby/. Mods should have just spoilered. Pic rel was the deleted image for demonstrative purposes.


why the fuck is posting that photo on this board even needed? like ok we can get the point that rotor blades can smash your head in


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Read the post it was relevant to, retard.
>like ok we can get the point that rotor blades can smash your head in
That's not what happened or is discussed, and the very fact that you said that demonstrates the need for the photo to illustrate what's going on… an in general since humans are by nature of being hominids, visual learners.

It's not spam, it's clearly relevant to the post and thread and so obviously not gratuitous violence. Spoilers weren't really enforced in /hobby/ at the time of posting, which is why older posts have unspoilered nsfw, and nsfw is posted here in general since this is an imageboard/chan/anonymous-forum. Hell the policy on gorey content only got harsh because /pol/ began spamming it as a raid tactic, which is why the spoiler rules were enforced across the site rather than just the main board as it was before.

 No.23219[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

>Average Sci-Fi Fan
<Average Fantasy Enjoyer
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That's not telepathy, they were linked by machines.


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I liked Blindsight a lot. The author gets some things wrong about human evolution, but it still is one of the best first contact stories out there.


SF and fantasy are both fine, you're all just being a bunch of larpers yelling at people for enjoying shit you don't, shut up and stop being a tryhard

t. guy who enjoys both popcorn slop and arthouse


you know when you are a kid reading about the byzantine empire on the encarta and you get to the iconoclasts, and then you find that some religions in the past had opposed many forms of art, and you tell yourself; that's dumb, why would they do this? what's the problem with arts?

I think I'm beginning to understand


Star Wars is fantasy scifi.

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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.


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>>36641 me
I'll give you all the mattress lowdown as far as I know it.

My store we sold mostly our own store brand which was made locally, and then a couple other random sealy, simmons, certa whatever. Most of the stuff that wasn't our store brand was Tempurpedic. So everyday we put out balloons and signs that say sales 25% off whatever, but that's all bullshit of course. With Tempurpedic, the price is fixed, we have to sell it for whatever the price is, but we can throw in extra incentives like free pillows or free whatever. But with the other mattresses and our store brand we can go as low basically as 20% margin which is considered our employee discount. So basically 20% would almost not even be a sale really, but that's about as low as you can go if you're desperate for a sale. So I would say the trick is, as a customer, to be polite and try to press on the price as much as you can without being rude. I've seen sales guys walk away from sales because they got pissed off at the customers haggling them. So it's really that sweet spot of negotiation just like it is from the sales guys perspective.

Personally I think our local store brand was better maybe. We sold natural rubber latex mattresses of various firmness and like I said, you can get it marked down significantly if you play your cards right.


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I just sleep on the floor on futon like a big weeb

Can someone sum up the Lindy video? How did ppl used to sleep? I'm in bed next to my partner and don't have earbuds and don't want to wake them.

Pls accept this Soviet shilling as payment.


retvrn shit but with mattresses, now ive seen everything


thoughts on ikea mattresses?


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I spent about $2500 on my bed when I moved in, because I'm a tallboi and beds that long are expensive. worth it
>shit table
definitely drawn by a swede

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