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 No.38379[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

join the based clean arteries gang
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Anyone got any good Mexican or Indian vegetarian/vegan recipes that I can try? I'm a Omnivore that wants to eat more veggies.



>1/2 cup
>1/4th cup
There are seven different measures in that infographic.


I had to use both systems of measurement on my nursing test today. Americans use both


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>Moralism is when you care
Absolute state

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Post what you're wearing today, pieces you want to wear, recent cops, thrifting, inspo, concepts, runways, designers, questions, etc.

Previous thread: >>29827
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If this normie thing is what passes as "JRPG character design" to you then you must be incredibly boring.


Post your fit


You're posting fucking stock photos and claiming they're "too much", lmfao, and then ask me to post what I look like? Are you from /r/MFA or post-2016 /fa/?


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It was just a fancy way of saying overdesigned. You start adding stuff to make it plain outfit look more interesting, and then forget to stop.
Ignore the JRPG comparison, the point was its too many layers. There is a reason suit, shirt and tie are such a popular combination, it works, looks good. Modifying it too much (waistcoat, t-shirt) can still look good and more eye catching, but I feel like its a step-down in terms of overall aesthetics.


Yeah I can definitely see what you mean, the super layered look feels a bit larpy even though it's socially acceptable.

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Anyone got recommendations for a left-wing TTRPG that's not whimsical gay coffeeshop shenanigans?
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OP if you want something more cyberpunk there's the Cyberpunk TTRPG (the universe 2077 is based on), as well as Shadowrun which is a fusion of fantasy and cyberpunk. Both of those allow you to play as some kind of renegade fighting The Man, but being cyberpupnk are pretty doomer about it.

Honestly the problem with D&D isn't what it is but what it isn't. Over the years, the mechanics have drifted toward being heavily combat focused when originally the backbone of the game was the exploration mechanics. It also used to have explicit rules for building up a following and so on, but that's mostly relegated to open-ended roleplay in the system now. The OSR games are trying to re-popularize that older style of play where combat is almost considered a failure state. Idk if there are any specific games that specifically avoid the "invade someone's home and steal stuff" parts. A lot of them use the old system where the value of your loot translates directly to XP.

>Most of the "politics" in his work are broad themes like "war is bad."
There's a lot more than that, but "war is bad" is still politics my dude. There's also a lot about rightful kings and cooperation between peoples and racism and environmentalism and so on. It's pretty hard to bulid a big world and tell sweeping epics about kingdoms rising and falling without engaging in politics. In Tolkien's case the sympathy lies mostly with mythic feudal ideas and an earnest belief in christian morality. It doesn't have to be a direct allegory either, those aspects pervade the story. The plot of Lord of the Rings hinges upon multiple small acts of kindness that in aggregate produce the triumph over Sauron (Frodo sparing Gollum, Faramir releasing Frodo and Sam, etc). The story as a whole is a morality play about how the spontaneous and organic righteousness of good people can lead to the thwarting of an evil tyrant's master plan. It's borderline Christian anarchist. That's a better sort of politics, but it's still politics (and pseudo-feudal christian politics specifically). OP wants something that (like this) is consciously political but (unlike this) has genuinely left-wing politics.

It's not that big of a deal. You can enjPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


>Over the years, the mechanics have drifted toward being heavily combat focused when originally the backbone of the game was the exploration mechanics.

It literally was created from a tabletop wargame, mate. All editions of dnd were 80-90% combat and combat relevant stuff. Exploration was part of the adventure but wasn't actually covered mechanically, only through roleplay. Read any classic Gygax adventure, all the traps and secrets were not covered by mechanics aside from damage and saving throws. You had to actually listen to description, make your own guess, have your own idea to push the shield on the wall aside or touch specific place with 11ft pole (because if you do it with 10ft one, you will be in the range of the trap because GM is a massive dickhead). Hell, most of the adventures involved more descriptions of action using 10ft pole than any actual roleplay (and given high lethality of combat and low survivability, characters were rarely more that a stat sheet). And when exploration meanichs were introduced in 3.0 like with skills governing search and trap disarm, many old fans were pissed because now you could actually solve stuf mechanically through dice roll instead of being better in predicting how much of a dickhead your GM is today.

And that stuff can be done without any system at all. And it's a very boring way to go about it.


D&D had multiple influences. Chainmail was the basis for the combat, but it was drawing from other things like Braunstein for the actual structure of the game. In early versions (pre-whitebox) they didn't even have its own combat rules and just said to use Chainmail to resolve combat. The subsequent 1e, B/X, 2e, etc versions had explicit rules for how to interact with the world and dungeon. I'm not talking about skill checks for searching and the like, but rules for how progressing through the dungeons works, the passage of time, and consumption of supplies. That aspect of the game was about resource management, and taking that risk to get more resources in the form of treasure. Plus rules for attracting followers and building an estate. All of that stuff got either moved to supplemental material or cut entirely in later editions, starting with 3e, which made the game less about the dungeon layout and more about the combat grid. Afterward it only got more fixated on those rules. 4e overcommitted and had everybody using mechanics to move each other around like chess pieces. 5e reigned that in, but it has even fewer rules for anything besides combat.
>Hell, most of the adventures involved more descriptions of action using 10ft pole than any actual roleplay (and given high lethality of combat and low survivability, characters were rarely more that a stat sheet)
Yes, and that's an entirely different way the play style has changed. It used to be thought of very much as a game first. The roleplaying elements weren't the driving element. As the hobby got more popular, people starting wanting to put more focus on the story and characters, but that didn't have as much of an effect on the actual rules because most of that part of playing the game isn't defined by rules anyway.


Too much trivia for where simple "i was wrong" would suffice. If we open almost any edition of the dnd and simply started counting lines of text, attributing it to different aspects of the game, it will be clear that everything else aside combat is an afterthought.

>I'm not talking about skill checks for searching and the like, but rules for how progressing through the dungeons works, the passage of time, and consumption of supplies. That aspect of the game was about resource management, and taking that risk to get more resources in the form of treasure.

Inventory management is not the same as exploration. The vast majority of people are not particulary interested in Excel simulators.
>which made the game less about the dungeon layout and more about the combat grid
A meaningless statement. 3e had more rules that could interact with dungeon layout than previous editions. It's just that playstyle has changed and people started to ignore those rules.


>There's a lot more than that, but "war is bad" is still politics my dude.
There's a difference between the way politics and ideology bleeds into everything or many broad themes being political in a sense, and something being an intentional political screed or even some sort of secret propaganda.

>There's also a lot about rightful kings

Not really. Aragorn et al is more King Arthur than any kind of political monarchism. While Aragorn IS a direct descendant of Isildur, his place as the rightful king has more to do with him fulfilling a series of prophecies than because he's Aragorn son of Arathorn son of Arador son of Argonui son of Arathorn son of Arassuil son of Arahad son of Aravorn son of Aragost son of Arahad son of Araglas son of Aragorn son of Aravir son of Aranuir son of Arahael son of Aranarth son of Arvedui son of Araphant son of Araval son of Arveleg son of Arvegil son of Argeleb son of Araphor son of Arveleg son of Argeleb son of Malvegil son of Celebrindor son of Celepharn son of Mallor son of Beleg son of Amlaith son of Eärendur son of Elendur son of Valandur son of Tarondor son of Tarcil son of Arantar son of Eldacar son of Valandil son of Isildur and therefore had the right to be king.

In fact, Gondor was actually ambivalent about the House of Isildur's right to govern Gondor, since the House of Isildur ruled the fallen Kingdom of Arnor, not Gondor, which was ruled by the (now long extinct) House of Anarion.

What you miss here is that Tolkien was intentionally engaging in myth-making, and in doing so, he was heavily borrowing from myth and legend.

So, yes, while things like Christian morality plays a part in driving the story forward, the story is also a more or less direct reference to the Ring of Gyges, an old Greek myth about a shepherd who discovers a big crack in the ground after an earthquake and when he invesigates, find an elaborate tomb with the corpse of a giant man wearing a golden ring. The shepherd take the ring and either he or one of his decedents notices when fidgeting with the ring that when its put at a certain alignment, it gives the power of invisibility. This person, Gyges, then hatches a plot to use the power of the ring to become the king's messenger, seduce his wife and then assassinate him, becoming the kPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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Even though the fandom is pretty dead. I wanted to see what a brony thread on here would look like since I’m a newbie

What does /leftypol/ think about this franchise and the online subculture it spawned? I feel like now that the little girls who made up the target audience are young adults I’ve been seeing more zoomers tell stories about how they were “traumatized” by the adult fandom and it’s becoming more in vogue to decry the whole “brony” phenomenon as “problematic”.

On the other hand though what’s the sociological explanation for millions of grown men becoming obsessed with a little girls cartoon in spite of hegemonic Western gender norms? I’ve read a lot of conflicting theories from academics and culture critics regarding this. Is it autism? Post-Irony? Or is there something about it that just makes it genuinely appealing?
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Microplastics have been introduced to equestria


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non-vegan cakes confirmed


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Well anons?



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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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Like they showed them going into the incinerator. I bet in the next one they'll have the gang get buried alive in a landfill and be perpetually alive in that forever dark. Never dying because they don't need to breathe or eat. Always sentient and trapped in that darkness.


I have no batteries and I must scream


I watched Poor Things and it was extremely good, I dunno what to make of it. Something about sex being good I guess.


Does the Dean know you're posting here Steve


some things ive watched lately:

night of the hunter
three days of the condor
strange days
total recall

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There are two types of generals. Threads for a wide topic where more specific threads would otherwise fall off the catalog and containment threads for high-volume/low-content discussions. I don't have anything against the /isg/ and /usapol/ shitposters, but at this point they're clogging up /leftypol/ to a degree where they should get their own containment board.
I already suggested this in a /meta/ thread 1 or 2 years ago, yet it seems the mods don't want their matrix clique to have to use a board other than /leftypol/.


They don't have enough to warrant their own board. /edu/ was a mistake, and I would even suggest /b/ \ /siberia/ was a mistake. /isg/ and /usapol/ are contained and active, what would moving them to another board achieve?


Not an imageboard but this is the most relevant thread I know of for the topic: what the heck is https://www.pillowfort.social/ ? From the accounts I've seen it feels like an old version of tumblr.


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Anoncafe is going to be kill on March 15th and apparently its because the owners decided to just shut it down.
>Because Anon.cafe is an independent imageboard, there will invariably be speculation that we're being forced offline by various nefarious forces, so we should also say that we've had no contact of any kind whatsoever from any such entities, or indeed from anyone at all – the decision to shut down Anon.cafe is purely our own, taken on our own initiative.
>We'd like to thank every anon who has ever posted here for a little over four relaxing years, and we wish every board and poster the absolute best of luck into the future, whatever it may bring.

I'm gonna archive some threads and boards that I lurked or enjoyed. It also might be a good idea to entice users over to leftypol.org.


is a decent replacement to proalike.woah and anon.cafe

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Hello everyone, I want to make a topic about books, but, ones that are too trashy for /edu/. Talk about books, request books, et cetera.

Well, I'll start off the thread by asking for recommendations for 'optimistic sci-fi' where humans and aliens get along (relatively speaking) and accomplish things. Bonus points if there's first contact involved, extra bonus points if there's interspecies romance. Mee-yow. I've already read a lot of books like this but I can't get enough. Thanks everyone.
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I like digging through the 'small' web looking for weird things people have made, including stories and books. I've happened across lots of small and amateur writers working outside mainstream publishing by stumbling onto their blogs and personal websites. They're usually not the most polished but they hardly ever want for ideas, and it's a nice break from the all the MFAlese the publishers churn out these days.

Right now on my to-read list I've got a near-future space murder mystery, the collected issues of an aborted superhero webcomic, a Roman alternate history, some kind of religious cyberpunk story, a schizo novel written by some occultist, and some old BBS zines of original fiction and poetry. Also a guy who made a game engine I used to tinker around with has a collection of fantasy short stories so I'll probably read that too at some point.


What is MFAlese ?


Presumably writing that resembles what someone with an MFA would write


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i think these books fall off after Time of Contempt


Blindsight was fucking awesome. I've been looking for scifi novels that cover similar subject matter, but haven't been finding shit. Do you know of anything else like it (other than its bizarre sequel Echopraxia)?

Got bored of it about four books in.

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This is the capeshit film thread
Discuss capeshit
I'll admit I hate Marvel films, first off they're some of the glowies films out there, every single one fellates the Pentagon. The plots are almost all identical, filled with general pro-porky propaganda. The jokes are overdone and stale, literally Adam Sandler humor. The CIA is shit for such expensive productions. The characters are getting stale. Fuck these movies, death of cinema shit piles.
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I was being sarcastic you fat fuck


Super is weirdly apocryphal the main character is literally a chinletjak. Its the most realisitic super hero movie imho since its just a schizo christofascist who doles out unnecessary violence on lumpenproles until the end where they face off with actual organized criminals and sidekick literally gets there head blowed off. I didn't like the ending at all and thought it was a forced happy ending. Its a weird ass movie but viewing as a satire on /pol/yp LARPers is pretty funny


RIP Rogue's Ass


the wokerati strike again


Funniest part is that most of the men are still muscular.

Also inb4 "Muh mutants and Rogue were meant to represent the gay struggle"
Stan Lee literally created the idea of Mutants because he was tired of creating hundreds of backstories for the superpowers his characters had, so it was just "the X-Gene" and it let him create characters more freely… that's it, that was the entire motivation behind the X-Men. And the idea of alienation and wanting to be accepted by society is a universal concept among all people. The flamboyant designs are also just because it was cool, and literally applies to most superheroes in DC and Marvel that have no relation to the X-Men. If gay people identified with it, then good for them, but it wasn't intended to be specific to any one person or group, and people trying to say that are projecting their own political views onto illustrated power-fantasies for children and teens.

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Loyal parents who sacrificed so much for the nation
Never feared the ultimate fate.
Now that the country has become red,
who will be its guardian?

Our mission, unfinished, may take a thousand years.
The struggle tires us, and our hair is grey.
You and I, old friends,
can we just watch our efforts be washed away?
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we are not such mystical machines, similar machines can observe which combinations of words provoke a certain reaction and create similar combinations.


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Absolute based lad here, I'll translate his poem a little later
– I wrote this poem myself and I want it to remain in the centuries so that others listen. It’s called “We don’t die.”


Impressive very nice.
You forgot "you" and "I" however
(and "old", "friends", "poetry")


A little later?


I translated it in the Fall and the post got deleted because a mod was tripping and deleting everything they didn't like posted that day.

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jucika thread pls
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wow this is soulless even for porn


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Does jucika like small polish pps? Asking for a friend.



yeah she does


>Le goldilocks zone

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