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 No.36720[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

So a buddy of mine works as a security contractor—Mall Cop or Night Watchmen tier stuff. Anyways, he's a Socialist, has a pretty materialist worldview, and has been a skeptic of most idealistic woo-woo for as long as I've known him.

Recently he's been experiencing some genuinely creepy stuff in one of the locations he's been assigned to, and apparently some of his coworkers have too. It started off with weird one-off occurrences: hearing footsteps running behind him only to turn around and see nothing there, hearing doors slamming open and closed on the floor above him, getting an experience of someone breathing behind him. Recently it's gotten a lot worse. He's experienced some strange hallucinations: a black dog running across his path and disappearing into a wall, figures looming over his shoulder or peaking at him from behind corners, and even strange figures staring at him from behind second-story windows. It's spooky stuff, he can't explain it, and neither can I. Not helping things are the weird occult graffiti at his workplace: pentagrams and stuff.

Everything from Ghost Hunting to Occult Philosophy has been a guilty pleasure of mine. And seeing as we don't have a thread on sp00ky shit, I figure I might as well make one.

Consider this the start of the /x/-files! A place to push the boundaries of Socialism to the outer limits of the universe. Everything from Ghosts to ESP to Magic or Cryptids and what their impact on the Socialist movement could be. Questions like:

>Do AyyLmaos exist and are they Comrades?

>Can we summon the specters of dead Revolutionaries for advice?
>Are the Bourgeoisie literally Demons?
>Can Occult rituals stir the global proletariat to action?
And so many more.

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 No.41659

>>41657
Jannies will remove my posts for being off topic but keep this shit

 No.41660

>The moon landing was fake.
>Democracy is fake.
>Human rights are fake.
>America's freedom is fake.
>The Ukrainian genocide is fake.
>The Israeli genocide by Hamas is fake.
Anything else fake, /leftypol/?

 No.41661

why care?

 No.41662

Go away

 No.41663

I wonder if schizos will still deny it when we see the burgers walking on the moon in live 4k in a few years, well they think the space station is fake so probably



 No.7554[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

So my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
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 No.24216

Chippolino is a classic that leftypol neglects

 No.40662

>>24216
>Сказки для детей - Чиполлино
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6xQDChpUR0

>>22625
>The Mystery of the Third Planet (1981) Soviet Sci-Fi Animation with English and Russian subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBOVmZgLsxk

>>19323
Armenfilm - Sahakyants
>Все хорошо/ Everything is fine (1991)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCjGbWR59jg

 No.40663

>>7560
are you implying cops are bunch a dickheaded pigs? imagine my SHAWK. Just use this as ammo when debating libs and point out how soviet animation in the 20th century was more critical of policing than most american media is now when some dipshit lib is like "but le ebil soviets killed anyone who diagreed".

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>>24216
cartoon lacks red flag march

 No.40677

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG4qM0CxEqI

Worth a watch, very interesting and well made.



 No.9401[Reply]

How based was this show? And, do you have faith that the reboot will do any justice to the previous seasons?
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 No.21795

>>21792
Based Ruckus

 No.22312

It's so funny/sad seeing all the dumbfuck retarded Americans on /co/ still cope to this day that McGruder isn't leftist despite being a card-carrying socialist and, well, literally everything about the show and comic…

 No.22313

>>21793
Man I remember that event, it was so fucking funny.

>Alterman walked out. “I turned to Joe and said, ‘I can’t listen to this crap anymore,’” he remembers. “I went out into the Metropolitan Club lobby—it’s a nice lobby—and I worked on my manuscript.”


>Newfield joined in the heckling, as did Stephen Cohen, a historian and the husband of Katrina vanden Heuvel. “It was like watching LeRoi Jones try to Mau-Mau a guilty white liberal in the sixties,” Newfield says. “It was out of a time warp. Who is he to insult people who have been putting their careers and lives on the line for equal rights since before he was born?”


>By the time McGruder had finished, and a tipsy Joe Wilson took the microphone to deliver his New Year’s Resolutions, perhaps half the guests had excused themselves to join Alterman in the lobby. A Nation contributor estimated that McGruder had offended eighty per cent of the audience. “Some people still haven’t recovered,” he said, sounding thrilled.


>“At a certain point, I just got the uncomfortable feeling that this was a bunch of people who were feeling a little too good about themselves,” McGruder said afterward. “These are the big, rich white leftists who are going to carry the fight to George Bush, and the best they can do is blame Nader?”


McGruder rocks.

 No.22944

>>9401
>the reboot
Didn't it get cancelled?

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 No.40569[Reply]

What's preventing you from riding motorcycles, Anons?
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 No.40608

>>40569
>What's preventing you from riding motorcycles, Anons?
The giant fucking nail I pulled out of my rear tyre yesterday
>>40571
HD? Fortnine made a good video about them a few years back. They've fucked themselves by not appealing to younger riders - one of their growth markets these days is trikes, because all the fat old men who used to buy cruisers are too old and fat to handle a bike that big. No young people can afford new Harleys, either - mind you, most young people also can't afford Japanese bikes.

Only manufacturer I see with electric bikes in dealerships in the UK is Zero. I heard years ago that KTM were experimenting with an electric Duke, but it obviously never made it into production. I think Royal Enfield might be getting into electric bikes at some point in the future as well, and they could beat the Japanese to it.

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>>40573
I've been into these aesthetically but are they viable for everyday use in the city?
Feels like the only "moto culture" around most parts is just a copypaste of 50s American bikers and 60s brit rockers.

 No.40612

>>40574
This, except I don't own an e-Bike.

 No.40641

I use a Bullet 350 for my daily commute. The safety concerns are there, especially given how little civic sense and disregard for safety and traffic rules my fellow countrymen have, on top of the absolutely dismal state of our roads. I had to spend an absolute fuck ton on safety gear, which I wear all the time I ride despite people sneering at me. Honestly, it's better than being literally stuffed in a bus/local train for over an hour two times a day.

 No.40645

>>40641
My dad had a Bullet 500 Electra X for many years. Riding it was bit like riding a pogo stick, and it could do a maximum of about 85 mph. This was the trials version too, which had slightly more power than the other road-going versions. Still miss it, though; I have fond memories of working on that bike with him on weekends. We did a LOT to that bike over the years.

Still, I prefer commuting by public transport to motorcycle. Warmer (unless the heating is broken, which I've known before) and more comfortable, and allows me to relax a bit before I get to work. If I didn't have to get up an hour earlier and get home two hours later, I'd commute on the bus.



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 No.6750[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

what do you guys think of H.P lovecraft ?
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 No.40457

But they're cute though?

 No.40458

>>40456
They would? How does he know how horses think?

 No.40469

>ooohaaahhh you know what would be so so scary omg
>air conditioning
>OOOOHHHAAAAHFGSAHH THE HORROR

 No.40562

>>40026
His sleep was not a respite but a relentless deluge of night terrors. He found himself trapped beneath a cerulean surface, his lungs crying out for air as he strained against the crushing weight of the water. He fought against the suffocating current, only to find himself unable to escape, his screams dissolving into desperate bubbles that rose towards the sunlit surface, a distant reminder of a world he was being dragged away from.

Shaken awake by the terror of drowning, he sat up, gasping for breath, the very real sensation of water evaporating from his lungs. Sweat-soaked sheets clung to his trembling form, the scent of fear permeating the otherwise fragrant room. His eyes darted across the room, the familiar shadows playing tricks on his haunted mind.

His torment was ceaseless, sleep giving no quarter. These nightmare visions were punctuated with the chilling symphony of gunfire and the crescendo of strangled screams.

As he thrashed in his opulent bed, ensconced within the high-rise apartment of New Gaslight, his unconscious mind waged war against spectral foes. He embodied ruthlessness, his heart morphed into a cold, calculating sentinel, indifferent to the innocents swept away in the tide of his battle or the devastation that followed in his wake. His survival was the solitary beacon guiding his actions.

He rolled onto his side, a bead of sweat slipping from his brow, staining the plush pillow beneath him. Another jolt of fear sent him tumbling into the valley of dreams once more.

The dreamscape shifted, the city's menacing skyline replaced by the expansive openness of prairies. Stalks of wheat swayed ominously, brushing against the fabric of his subconscious, whispering secrets he had locked away. As abruptly as it had begun, his peaceful prairie morphed into another horrifying tableau. The tranquility of the field soon transformed into a snare, the open sky closing in, the ground beneath him swallowing him whole.

Now, he was encased within a claustrophobic wooden box, the damp earth seeping in through the cracks. The taste of the grave filled his mouth, the oppressive weight of his premature burial pressing down on him. His heart pounded a frantic rhythm against his ribcage, the muffled thump echoing within his earthen prison.



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 No.20395[Reply]

Was she a Stalinist? She sure as hell never did anything wrong.
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 No.40509

>>40506
>the space opera super prison

sounds rad asf, I hope wildbow learns all the lessons from his past works and keeps on improving.

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>>40471
>>40475
>>40506

Just saying that Wildbow could have saved Ward or made a better version of it by setting Amy as protagonist. You know, the problematic teenager with a broody monologue and versatile powers yet vulnerable enough to set high stakes combat scenes. Parahumans, with all its worldbuilding and character interactions, is ultimately structured around fighting arcs. The audience would find her much more familiar to Taylor than Glory Girl, who was retconned as a cape nerd to appease the fanbase and has a generic Superman power that works best as a non-POV character.

It bothered me a lot that Panacea's power was never fully explored in Worm (even though canon has its reasons for Amy's power repression), because relay bugs and Khepri were really imaginative. And Ward is the perfect scenario for exploring shards' effects in a post-apocaliptic society, for creating new group dynamics based around capes and refugees as well as power interactions with allies and enemies.

 No.40544

>>40532
Amy is a really interesting character, but I imagine a lot of people wouldn’t like her as the mc due to the strong implication of her being a body morphing rapist and her being written as a person who spends a lot of her time pitying herself.


I think Aisha would have been a better choice as an mc, she got an interesting ability that is simply but also allows a lot unique situations, she got herself bunch of potential sidekicks and her relationship with undersiders gives a lot of opportunity for angst.

I like Victoria, she has a fun dynamic with tattletale, but as a mc, she is very weak.

 No.40547

>>40544
Her self pity is relatable to how she represses her own powers. Becoming protagonist would involve an act to bring closure to it. It's true that she borged/raped Victoria but Taylor also killed a toddler so it's a non-issue from representing heinous acts from a POV perspective.

The main thing impending this path is that rape relates more to real world problems than killing children to avoid the end of the world. And for her to be the Ward protagonist the post-S9 events couldn't have happened.

Also we have a new Claw chapter.

https://clawwebserial.blog/2024/03/16/the-point-1-3/

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>>40547
>>40506

Claw is pretty cinematic. When the protagonist chops down the dude I imagined it like a show Hannibal episode. It's a pity Wildbow isn't a published author yet because his works (especially this one) would work as adaptations.

Art by kalado.



 No.2[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

What are your thoughts on the Joker movie? Could it be considered somehow leftist?
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 No.40516

>>7962
this

 No.40517

>>13217
fuck this faggot this joker was based

 No.40518

Arthur has lumpen “consciousness”? and that’s kind of strange to see on film. Also, he did have a job at the beginning of the film but is fired and descends more into mental illness. You don’t normally see terrorists treated sympathetically in western media. I don’t know if I would call it leftist since Joker doesn’t have a coherent ideology and is just acting on vengeful instinct. That said, if shit ever really hits the fan you might have a lot of violent activity from individual actors. The shooting of the bankers snowballing into mass riots seems like a fantasy an anarchist following “propaganda of the deed” might have. I remember police being sent to movie theaters the film was playing in almost like there was an instinctual knee-jerk reaction by paranoid officials to squash people getting funny ideas about copying what they see.

 No.40523

>>40517
Ok bitch.

 No.40529

>>40518
> I don’t know if I would call it leftist since Joker doesn’t have a coherent ideology and is just acting on vengeful instinct.
The whole point of the movie is that he doesn't and what happens is driven by material circumstances rather than some belief system.
>The shooting of the bankers snowballing into mass riots
It's just the spark that ignites the tinder. The whole movie is spent showing conditions in the city deteriorating. Arthur Fleck is just one person experiencing social decay.



 No.23341[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

The ur-reactionary film

From time to time you get these right wing movies such as 300 and Conan the Barbarian which I call "reactionary films", i.e. any movie which is based on some hypermasculine white guy beating back the androgyne, ethnic forces of evil. Conan the Barbarian (1982) is the perfect example of this, the ur-reactionary movie

TLDR: Conan the barbarian (1982 movies) is a 1980s right wing movie, part of the Reagan turn/backlash against the 60s/70s. The witch he encounters and has sex with early through the movie is supposed to represent the evils of "free love", she literally turns into a ghost demon as she orgasms. The whole part where the girls father, the king asks Conan to get his daughter back from Thulsa Doom who is (probably) sexing his daughter. The cultists of Thulsa doom are supposed to be an analogue for hippie-commune 1960s people who tell Conan to "go back to the land" and have flower power shit. Next there's there's the gay snake-priest that tries to seduce Conan but Conan beats him up. The Villain of the movie is an ultra masculine deep voice black man (James Earl Jones as "Thulsa Doom") who has hypnotized a cult full of nubile dancing white girls into a sexualized stupor, sort of combining 1970s anti cult shit with anti hippie stuff. At the end the hippies put out their new age candles and shit and leave, and the girls go back to their fathers. All delivered by an ultramasculine white man (Arnie) to defeat and buckbreak black hypermasculinity (James Earl Jones). Essentially its the artistic reaction to undo the 1960s/70s and everything about it including sexuality, race, etc.

Long Version:

I: Introduction

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 epic sword and sorcery film directed by John Milius and written by him and Oliver Stone. Based on Robert E. Howard‘s Conan, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role and James Earl Jones, with Sandahl Bergman, Gerry Lopez, Max von Sydow, Mako, Sven-Ole Thorsen, and Ben Davidson.

The film gave Schwarzenegger worldwide recognition, and in the years since its release, it became a cult film, making a lot more money on home video. It spawned a sequel, Conan the Destroyer, in 1984, and a reboot was made in 2011.

A link to quotes from the film can be found here.
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 No.40110

>>40082
WTF MAOIST CONAN???

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 No.40114

https://erikhoudini.itch.io/grime-n-ghouls-tales-of-terror-and-toil-issue-2
Glad im not the only lefty who fucks with pulp horror, been publishing these zines, mix of classics (including phoenix on the sword) as well as new stories submitted by members of the working class

 No.40525

>>40111
Conan's disdain for decadence and corruption aligns with the Maoist critique of the old society's culture as maintaining the status quo of exploitation and oppression.



 No.5292[Reply]

Tbh I liked it at first but imo Rick is too much of an unlikable sociopath, Jerry is too pathetic, the show comes off as simultaneously too self-important and too mocking of its fans who overrate it.
Nonetheless it's overrated with absolutely autistic fans, and the whole sechzuan debacle, my God….
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 No.40466

>>5292
The only Rick and Morty episodes worth watching

 No.40467

>>40402
>The new guys are fine. You can tell the voices are different if you've watched this far and anyone who says you can't is a coping Redditor, but by the same token only seething Roilandcels would say they hurt the season. It's the writing.
A lot of the content in the show (at least half the jokes) was Justin Roiland riffing in the recording booth. So in a sense it is the new voice actors, or rather it's the gap left by removing the guy they're replacing. People forget that he's not just a voice actor. Him and Harmon were the creators/showrunners. It'd be like trying to do King of the Hill without Mike Judge.

 No.40468

>>40467
Everything I read said that roiland checked out after season 2 and basically wasn't talking to Harmon or anyone in the later seasons.

 No.40470

flash animation and reddit humor. why would any sane person like this?

 No.40487

>>40466
>it's not Rick and Morty Parody 1-30
no



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 No.24481[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

First thread >>2278

I just watched the new Batman movie, it's about as boring and derived as you'd expect. The villain is a real psycho, apparently he hates Bruce Wayne's father because of his scam charity orphanage where children froze to death and the villain himself grew up in, and tries to publicly reveal his father's ties to organized crime and political corruption. Luckily Batman eventually teaches him the true meaning of love and forgiveness before the villain is thrown into an insane asylum for the rest of his days, and the credits roll.

I also watched Memoria, which was just as boring and I have nothing to say about.
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 No.40354

>>40353
>>40342
Oops you said Solaris not Stalker

same difference :^)

 No.40444

i need to fix my attention span. i couldn't get through anatomy of a fall

 No.40462

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>>36662
1. It's just a fun movie with DeCaprio doing weird shit while being charming as fuck.

2. It's an interesting case study of someone with amazing abstract problem solving and people skills who uses their smarts to just accumulate random bullshit. The only fun thing in some rich peoples' lives is just hoarding and stepping on others. It's peering into the mind and world of someone very different from myself. A fun companion movie is The Aviator, another rags to riches story but focused on an autistic dudes obsession with airplanes instead of just being rich for the sake of it.

3. I love movies like this because they're a real character determiner. If I'm talking to someone about this movie at work or at a bar and they're like "Belfort is a badass, the government ruined his life!" then I know they're a fucking retard.

 No.40502

>>40353
I actually like deathly hallows part 1 tbh

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