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Thread for discussing ATLA and LoK or rather analyzing both, appreciating the effort of creating the former and shitting on the lazy liberalism of the latter
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>not striking Vader dead
In the final exchange. I think because he recognizes that as being the incorrect decision, especially as Vader had been literally disarmed.
>Aang probably killed people using his bending directly or indirectly
Even excluding him mercing Zhao and a ton of firebenders at the North Pole during his Avatar-State/Ocean-Spirit fusion, he definitely crippled a couple Earthbender soldiers during the assault on the Palace and in his assisted escape from imprisonment by the 'Blue Spirit' (Zuko) he smashes fire nation troops off their ladders into the ground from a decent height, either crippling or killing them. And during the defense of the airbender temple against Firenation tanks, he caused an avalanche and helped blow up a mountain covered in troops… that's definitely lethal. But I think the point being made is that Aang rarely really came at an individual face-to-face intending to kill and/or maim them outside the Avatar State.
Finally I think part of the reason he beat Ozai without killing him is a demonstration of his power, but the Deus Ex Machina after it is the problem, not even that he left his enemy alive. Frankly it'd be a much more compelling idea to have him defeat Ozai and convince the Fire Lord to repent (much like Naruto did to many of his enemies) using this defeat as a practical demonstration of his ideology of Peace being better and stronger than Ozai's ideology of Domination and Destruction.

Some of Aang's deadly moments: https://archive.ph/qKsny


Question: What the hell'd happen if Zhao had killed the Ocean Spirit instead of the Moon Spirit?


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Zhao was already a moron for fucking with the moon because tides are important not just in terms of managing your boats but in terms of keeping ocean ecosystems alive by preventing water from stagnating and increasing the transition zone between land and sea, which is important for many species. But slaying the ocean itself would have been an unbelievably stupid move. The moon turned red when the spirit was removed from the pond and then vanished when it was killed. If the ocean just vanished, presumably every Fire Nation ship in their navy (which is the bulk of their military) would fall through the air to the ocean floor. If removing the ocean created a vacuum instead of just replacing it with air (why would that happen?), the whole surface of the planet would be engulfed in a shockwave comparable to a nuclear blast that covered the entire ocean. Let's assume that doesn't happen and the ocean is replaced with air or something. Let's also ignore the fact that relieving the weight of the ocean from the planet's crust would cause tremendous isostatic rebound that would also destroy the entire planet as the parts of the crust formerly under water raised in elevation and parts that were not lowered in elevation by probably miles in definitely seconds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isostasy Even if we assume that the ocean doesn't leave a vacuum, this would still happen and there's no way around it besides complete fantasy hand-waving.

Zhao would obliterate the Fire Nation military while at the same time connecting Fire Nation territory to everyone else over land. The disappearance of water would create a Mad Max apocalypse where all water basically dried up eventually (since all water is connected through the water cycle). If anything the Water Tribes would be hurt the least by this because of the large amount of (frozen) water at the poles (at least temporarily). Anybody who made it out of the north pole would know who was responsible, and everyone would have every reason to take the fight to the Fire Nation. The Earth Kingdom in particular would newly have the ability to reach the Fire Nation since before they lacked the sophisticated navy that allowed the Fire Nation to cross the sea. The sea was the hard counter to earthbenders because any earth they brought wouldPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Damn I did not expect this detailed and passionate a response to a tired shower-induced musing about the Ocean Spirit. Thanks a lot, this really did some top-tier analysis of the possibilities. 10/10 effortpost.

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What are some good dystopian sic-di movies.
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Yeah I read the comic a long time ago, it's alright, not blatantly anti-soviet at least for the standards of the time. The Novelized script had a version that tried to represent the Weyland Yutani Corp. as an allegory for communism but they cut that out later for being too nonsensical.


Does Threads counts as a sci-fi dystopian movie?


Kind of funny how it's Britain that wanted to bomb Britain in the case of Soviet invasion


Not really scifi, it's good shit though.


how can you claim "death of author" and then call others "pomos" rofl

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Is skin care bourgeois?
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coconut oil is necessary for life
9/10 homosexuals agree


What do I do about my face being darker than rest of my skin? How do you lighten it and even the tone? I'm not sure if it's a tan or something else causing it.


thats normal, the best you can do is wear sunscreen regularly (you should do this anyway) and avoid exposure to sunlight and your tan might slowly revert


sun is the worst for skin
literally all of the problems come from it

just take vitamin d pills and wear a hat
99% sure that will make you age good, no need for creams


what's the best oil for hair? i use coconut

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How much do you guys read a day (time, pages)? What do you consider ideal? Do you devote markedly more time/note-taking to theory/philosophy per page than other non-fiction or they pretty much the same?

Reading for the first time in years, I'm not really sure what I should be aiming for as a baseline, especially since my schedule is pretty open. I'm reading a rather long history book at the moment at the rate of about 20-50 pages a day, yet it takes me hours to get through due to extensive note-taking and writing down words I want to commit to memory. I enjoy it and it seems to pay off, but I can't deny it's almost prohibitively meticulous. There's so much I want to read between now and this time next year that I'll never get to if I keep this pace. Just wanna get a ballpark from you guys.

Also discuss whatever you're reading now, plan to read, other questions you have about reading, note-taking, and so on that isn't fit for /edu/. OP is just a springboard.
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the guide

first, choose a nonfiction book you’d like to read and set aside an hour or so. I recommend something that feels like reading it would be nice, but which you do not feel a lot of pressure to read.

second, read the title page and scan the preface. at this point, try to set aside your impressions and see what the author thinks the book is actually about. the title and subtitle might actually be a better guide to this than anything you’ve heard about the book.

third, using the table of contents as a guide, take a few chapters (the first, the last, and any which seem particularly vital or pivotal to the book), and sort of x-ray them. read the first and last few paragraphs; read the section titles if it has any, read the first and last paragraph or two of each section. you don’t need to be strict about this, the point is to get a sense of the contents of these chapters and their relationship to the book as a whole.

fourth, examine the remaining chapters in the same manner. any order will be fine. just adjust as necessary if you find you’re losing sight of the whole work or of the parts of the chapter at hand.

again, you should spend no more than an hour on these four steps. you want to get a feel for the contents of the whole, and for the contents of each chapter that comprises the whole. this sounds like a difficult task, but it’s actually fairly straightforward. you just take an hour or so and apply these steps.

when you’re ready, you can now read the book in full. you will have the bones, and much of the meat, in your head already. the book should be far less intimidating, and your comprehension should be far higher. but there’s no reason you need to do this any time soon. hopefully, with some books, you will feel compelled to give a more thorough reading right away. if you don’t, that’s fine and now you know. move on to another book.
an optional step
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30-100, sometimes more.


just read when you want idgi

and take a note if something is interesting, or you think of something interesting




ayo what the fuck is this book of "death of ivan" aboout?

the dude is mad at artificiality and his wife but then by the end suddenly feels no longer mad because of the black sea and some light?

what is the lesson of this book? someone on a chan reccomended it


За Победу!

Post photographs, videos, documents, maps, medals and stories relating to the Great Patriotic War.
Post about WW-II history you know or want to know about. Primarily Soviet focused but includes others too.

If you have a soviet veteran in your family history, feel free to create an account and register their name, photo and any other information at http://moypolk.ru
No shitposting
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The speech after Stalin is from «Боевой киносборник № 6» (1941) https://m.vk.com/video-72734806_169427147
The others are archive footage from the first Victory Day parade and celebrations


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The 9th of May is going to be full of unapologetic Russophobic and anti-Soviet myths, probably the most in years. So posts like >>5199 and >>13185
And threads like >>>/edu/220 or https://lefty.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=8735 Are going to be important in the coming week.


good idea


A Russian Channel by the name of Про людей и про войну has an excellent series of short films about the Great Patriotic War including many based on real stories like Embed related


С Днём Великой Победы Товарищи!

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I've seen only a few other threads about horror on here and they seemed too specific, so I thought I'd make a broader one.

How do you feel about the current state of horror media? To me it seems at it's always been in a way; a mixed bag. However I feel like I've noticed this trend and, correct me if you think I'm wrong, a lot of more successful recent horror seems to be more creator-driven than in the past.

This is natural I think, as the internet has opened a lot of opportunities for more unique visions and riskier decisions that large studios would otherwise reject.

In a strange sort of symbiosis, though, these large studios attempt to acquire these successful creators and even properties for themselves; see the phenomenon of Slenderman for example. Once an entirely community made, solely internet creation has gotten several of his own movies, and has by and large become an 'artifact' of sorts of 2010's-era web. Studios cannibalize these unique properties and, once they've made some modicum of a profit, utterly destroy the integrity of them, leaving communities to look for the next big thing in horror.

With that aside, feel free to discuss almost literally anything horror related here; movies, books, ARGs, games, creepypasta (the rare good kind, if you can find any).
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Making of Alien: The Beast Within


>Maniacal Cinephile, Brandon Tenold's covers and DeckerShado
Forgot to add Oliver Harper's channel


A Russian channel called elcinema did an interesting analysis of Alien among other interesting series


so he wants restrained capitalism


I like that they extrapolate "white people bad" from a movie that has plenty of non-alien white people diguises


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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Frankly I grow a bit tired of Science fiction… I think that's why people originally got so into Star Wars, a Science Fantasy, where technology exists but the main story is lush with imagination and freedom to be impossible.


the dispossessed isn't utopian
it's a critique of ideal utopias and how they don't even fix anything
the odonians accept settling a barren moon where they can live out their detached fantasies, meanwhile actual society in urras with its pre-determined miseries that the odonian movement was created in reaction to in the first place goes on as normal
more precisely, it could be a critique of hippie escapism and fantasizing and lifestylism and cowardice that was prevalent at the time


literally the entire arc of the story is a guy in anarres feeling something about life like that is deeply wrong and escaping to urras, where he realizes the cold truth


>end-game scenarios of any kind are not plausible
This is a valid argument but it goes for the whole utopia genre I think.
Anyway I'm finishing China Mountain Zhang, it's not really utopian but in the book the US underwent a socialist revolution and a cultural revolution and humanity is fixing climate change so there's that.


Anyone remember the Earthsea animated adaptation?

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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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Perhaps but it wouldn't meaningfully be the same as the original anymore, restoration is one thing but basically building a new cockpit from scratch is not really the same thing.


>basically building a new cockpit from scratch is not really the same thing.
I mean they just have to replicate the old blueprint (or use the half-made abandoned hull of the unfinished second AN-225) and they could even modernize the technology making it more effective.


Yeah but you can't just put something in a museum and be like 'hey this is BETTER than the original historical item'.

Well okay, you can, but it's not as good.


what's the best airline livery and why was it British Airways Landor?


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Is it necessary to crouch or duck when entering a live helicopter?
If you don't want to become like pic 1 rel, you damn better do so.
Even with larger helicopters where the rotor disc SHOULD be well overhead, certain conditions such as wind or holding position on a slope can cause the rotor disc to have a substantial tilt, bringing the blades MUCH closer to the ground than you would think.

Approach ONLY when and from the direction signaled by the pilot (who is the only one who knows what control inputs he is making, and thus where the blades will be.) With rotors, props, and jet wash, you usually only get one mistake so caution is indicated.

There’s this idea that the blades will cut your head off, but they are blunt objects and just whack it off with sheer brute force. Pic 2 rel. People forget that the helicopter blade is a “rotary wing” ie a spinning airfoil. Helicopters and gyroplanes are called “rotary wing aircraft”. The spinning blades actually behave as a solid round wing for aerodynamic purposes hence the term “rotor disc” and it is “tilted” to achieve control. The leading edge is the rounded blunt one. The “knife edge” is the trailing edge, ie NOT what hits you. As you note this is sheer blunt trauma… Transfer of kinetic energy - WHACK. The tilting is also the reason why it can be so dangerous to approach. Say you are holding level against a crosswind - you can have a pretty substantial tilt. Ditto for slopes. Pic 3 related.

If mods think pic1 is too graphic pls spoiler

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hi I'm japanese and I'm new here. I think my eng is pretty shit but I need you guys help. I've just dive into deep web and I want interesting links that kind of deepwebish one. all thing I see in deep web is just scam and porn and scam, and it makes me sick :( I want good contents and your help. I want creepy good staff.


"creepy good stuff"? you come off as an agent. if you're not an agent, you can go fuck yourself anyway.

to anyone else reading this: there are publicly listed darknet chans this could be asked on, this doesn't belong here, don't feed him, and if you do plz put "sage" in the email field.


nothing wrong with morbid curiosity, and there's probably not much resources in japanese
anyways https://darknetlive.com/onions/


thanks for links!!! love yoou<3


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I kinda like roller coasters though.
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>Are amusement parks/theme parks just bourgeoisie decadence?
The business models that they arose from (bread n' circus) and their modern exploitation in most countries outside of the USSR is bourg, but they are not by default bourg, and the USSR had plenty of them.


I don't necessarily have a problem with amusement parks if people actually enjoy them. But I don't really get it. You are never in danger on a roller coaster, yes you go fast but you're just sitting on a bench for a few minutes. Jumping from a branch on a tree swing is much more exhilarating and much easier, cheaper and accessible. Like there are a plethora of things that are more fun, cheaper and keep you fit in the process.


you literally just pulled this out of your ass
the speed and the stomach drop
i never really got roller coasters though, the bigger ones only last 2 minutes at most for like literally an hour or 2 of waiting in line, and the sheer wind-blast means you can't see much
i like the ones where you spin around and get dizzy, it's a nice effect
also they usually have nice restaurants and snacks and places to just chill


>literally just pulled this out of your ass
Wrong. Amusement Parks and the like arose from 1890s circus entertainment like Coney Island and involved a lot of fucked up exploitative shit. But the rides in and of themselves are just means of entertainment, and the USSR had rides in various parks, they just didn't make them into viciously exploitative and consumerism-obsessed industries, as under market systems.


fellas is it bourgeois to have fun

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