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Anonymous Comrade 01/23/2021 (Sat) 00:47:30 No. 20224 [Reply]
Thoughts on what my next book should be? I'm almost done with my current book (Ellis, Bret Easton. American Psycho. Vintage Books, New York. 1991) and I wanna get through a bulk of the books I bought last year when I erroneously thought my reading momentum would keep up. The first 10 or so on the list are ones I am at least *pretty* interested in, although arranged by page count so I can get the most done quickly. Although I am thinking of skipping Less Than Zero (for now) and starting Discworld to see if that is my kinda thing or not, and to get a break from Bret Easton Ellis' style.
American Gods and Artemis, specifically, are two that I am really interested in. Artemis because I really enjoyed The Martian, and over the summer I've been reading some Gaiman short stories and really enjoy his style (Chivalry was very nice, in particular). Ringworld I bought after I read 2001: A Space Odyssey (VERY good btw) and thought maybe some more retro sci-fi would be fun to read, but my excitement for that one is kinda faltering.
update: I started on The Color of Magic

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Star Wars Anonymous Comrade 03/17/2020 (Tue) 21:46:43 No. 7016 [Reply] [Last]
Star Wars thread; To discuss, laugh and meme about Star Wars Don't be a cunt and may the Force be with you
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>>20183 I don’t care that not everyone likes Star Wars However you’re the one that came to the one thread specifically about Star Wars to bitch about how you don’t like Star Wars So yea, it’s obvious you’re a miserable cunt that s33thes when people enjoy things you don’t
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>>20177 >muh soyjaks strawman caricatures are not an argument. >Soy Wars is for mental children in an arrested mental state Given that it is popular across the world with people of many different age groups, is essentially one of the most influential movies made, and tells a complete and well written story (excluding Disney fops), your opinion is entirely incorrect on a number of levels and not only does not hold up to either popular appeal but also critical appeal as well. Thus your clear hatred of Star Wars and people who enjoy it is contrarianism. Given your vitriolic wording and the fact that you went out of your way to shitpost on this thread, when it cost you 0$ to hide and ignore it, implies a great deal of negativity, likely born out of a variety of reasons, among which self-hatred; a common source among image-board contrarians. >pozzed faggot You know it to be true sweetie, get therapy before you taint peoples lives any more. >>20183 >This mad over a post <The post going out of its way to bitch and whine is not being mad LOL
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>>20177 Pic is you coping >lowbrow or peak american culture Lowbrow how? The original Star Wars is not incredibly complex nor did it have to be. As we can see with Nolan's works and numerous other movies of the past decade complex =/= good. Moreover the original story it told was a triumph of good over evil. The Prequels told of how evil could rise and how the best of people could be blind to that which was under their noses. How good does not always prevail and that politics are rife with misdirection, falsity and apathy that betray the people and those who fight for them. As pointed out in the thread, this is not just a reflection of US imperialism but also a reflection of Nazi imperialism and Roman Imperialism, because history often repeats itself. >allegory fag 1) All those supposed allegories save for "Allegory of the cave" are neither real allegories nor are they stated by anyone other than liberal democrats and their faggot lackeys. 2) Literally NONE of this has anything to do with Trump or Allegories, you fucking radlib. Go suck off Biden some more on twitter. >>20178 Good for you. >>20182 Based
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I obviously struck a nerve and I think it's fucking hilarious how seriously you take yourselves over a kids movie. >>20206 >I don’t care that not everyone likes Star Wars However you’re the one that came to the one thread specifically about Star Wars to bitch about how you don’t like Star Wars So far the only people 's33thing' are you bugmen with your hilarious replies. >>20216 >strawman caricatures are not an argument. It's not suppose to be an argument retard. Loosen up a little. >Given that it is popular across the world Popular with kids and boomers who grew up with it and are too oblivious not to spot obvious star wars marketing campaigns. CLASSIC CASE OF BURGER BRAINS. >people of many different age groups Yes kids will watch it, because it is a kids movie. Adults will watch star wars because they are there with their kids. Amazing right? >is essentially one of the most influential movies made So was Friends. Does that mean it's good? >and tells a complete Complete? I thought it was infamous for having several plot holes. >and well written story (excluding Disney fops) Ah yes, you're the type who insists the trilogy they grew up with is flawless but angrily posts online about the new Star Wars. Get a hobby.

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>>20229 >soyjack memes aren't supposed to be an argument <I just posted them to be smug and because shitty strawmen are peak maturity >hilarious replies <Ur all childish lol <I'm not angry u are >Get a hobby <proceeds to make a hobby of being mad over people enjoying something >TL;DR <I have no argument but I want to poke at this smugly Your accusations are baseless and factually incorrect. Adults have and do see these films on their own with or without children and enjoy them. If they see them with children that does not make it childish or a "kids movie" and outside of Disney schlock, the story of the Original Trilogy, Prequels and the first 6 films independently are complete, with no real plot holes that cannot be covered by in universe explanations. Comparing a mediocre and already forgotten TV show with a film series that has global impact and is liked by many is a false equivalency. Liking, discussing and arguing about a series does not mean that it is flawless, nor does criticizing a corporate sequel for being far below the bar mean anything. >Alec Guinness <Imma misword the opinion of an old man musing about capitalist marketing influencing media to make it that anyone who enjoys Star Wars is "muh eternal childhood" Go back to reddit contrarian, your assblasted radical-lilberal shitposting is pathetic.

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Films You Just Watched Thread Anonymous Comrade 02/20/2020 (Thu) 01:02:42 No. 6303 [Reply] [Last]
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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I hate Midsommar Leftists may look at the message of the movie as some critique of soulless capitalist society but it's just a whiny movie about the importance of muh culture and traditions and how modern society bad because it's secular I fucking hate that reactionary mindset and thus want to beat up the maker of this crap movie
>>20181 Kek, I predicted this
A little while ago I watched The Lego Movie. This post will contain spoilers, but you probably won't even watch the movie since it is Matrix propaganda produced by Matrix and so on. It had nice production values, shiny colors, good voice acting etc., but what really struck me was the narrative and world building. Yeah yeah wahoo bing bong they traversed all around some nice looking Lego scenes with Batman and other cross-universe celebs, but it was all just a clever ploy to show the protagonist (and the consumer) different ways to live your life. >City full of mindless, but happy slaves >Party place full of hedonists >Western place with grumpy with folks, who did what they wanted >"Heroes" that just needed someone to say that they should do something >Evil HQ™ with bots that acted like citizens with extra steps Everyone just waiting for a leader to come and say what they should do. Nice Matrix rip off kind of, with a revealed father/son-dynamic in the end, wouldn't recommend.
Has anyone seen Session 9? It was, in my opinion, an amazing spiritual successor to Shining-esc horror. It's quite obscure in the realm of film I find.
>>20226 yes, really good and underrated film. would love to know of more like it!

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/leftybiz/ Leftypol Business General Anonymous Comrade 10/10/2020 (Sat) 06:14:03 No. 17131 [Reply] [Last]
ITT we discuss business strategy and help other anons escape wage slavery, build a business that subverts capitalism from within, and become ethical petty booj with a lefty perspective in mind. This is for serious discussion only, keep focused on the topic and don't derail the thread.
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>>20155 >taking a marketing class >thinking you're a marxist Fuck off seriously. We don't need you.
>>20204 I have zero interest in it and I only asked because I was required to take it. Marketing is an utter joke.
Lads What's the best way to make money without working for it like a true capitalist? Stock trading, crypto?
>>17181 Very nice breakdown anon. I think there are a few Co-op federations based in the US, along with a few noteworthy co-ops come up (Means TV, Future Club, Motion Twin to name a few). As you said, there are kinks within the structure that need to be worked out. One with equity pay as you point out, and another with size of employees in some instances. I still believe the proportion of pay as sorted out among the workers is much fairer than that under a traditional capitalist-employee structure, even if there are some slight portions. The co-op structure is not very talked about among the left in America, so any means of getting the word out there (i.e. Richard Wolff) would be a step closer of perfecting the system to its fullest potential.
>>20204 >We live in capitalism and it functions in certain ways <nooooo how dare you learn capitalist schemes under capitalist institutions!!! Repeat after me: There Is No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism

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Anonymous Comrade 01/17/2021 (Sun) 00:23:01 No. 20184 [Reply]
I want to write books, more specifically novels, how do I begin?
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>>20191 >WANG
You start writing.
>>20184 Well the first step is to write, but I'm going to assume you have that one down. The next step is to actually finish something and get it published: both for your portfolio and your understanding of revision, editing, and publishing. A novel is hard. Try a short story first.
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Has anyone had any experience with publishing? I'm working on a novel but my assumption is that even when I finish it no one will want to print it. Is it necessary to build a name for yourself through short story publication? I personally hate writing short stories and hate submitting them to journals even more.
In my view, ideas for stories, film, whatnot all come from two places. a) Influence from real life experiences, events, conditions, and whatnot. b) Inspirations from various other stories/mediums you would like to take up. I also like what >>20186 has to say.

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Lord of the Rings/ Tolkien’s Legendarium Anonymous Comrade 10/25/2020 (Sun) 22:18:17 No. 18068 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>18901 >Eru Ilúvatar himself showed up and enacted Aragorn's flat rate tax policy across the universe.
>>19246 To be fair, the Valar were probably freaked out about killing large numbers of "fragile" men in the upheaval. They didn't have to worry about that when they went to drag Morgoth out of Utumno since neither elves or men were born yet.
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The older I get and the more I learn the clearer it becomes to me why Chronicles of Narnia would have driven Tolkien completely insane; The Santa part almost ruined their friendship. >Tolkien: you can’t just patch random things together because you like them, everything has to fit together in a dense textural weave of reasonable causes and effects <Lewis: ...and then the witch from the other dimension turns the fox to stone for having a contraband tea party...
>>18164 wrong, they are super bourg
>>20214 >super bourg Reallly? How so? They don't ngage in imperialism or have any large capitalist industries, the closest you'll get to bourgie stuff is the general Middle Earth tendency to obsess over ancestry and inherited possessions.

Cats Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 06:19:33 No. 10931 [Reply]
Do you think cats can pass the mirror test? My cats seem self aware, but aren't interested in mirrors. They also have zero understanding of computer screens, and keep crawling behind speakers looking for the source when you play recorded cat meows, no matter how many times you do it. I really wish I could communicate enough with animals to explain how technology works sometimes, or how certain things are dangerous to them. It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches, or if we could design VR video headsets with games that cats would like to play.
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>>18158 >breed of dog that arose recently during the height of capitalist consumerism Nice try, the chihuahua is actually one of the few remaining American dog breeds bred by pre-Colombian natives.
>>18422 Shit, that's awful. I'm sorry comrade.
>>18433 The modern Chihuaha and tht Native American dog breed have about as much to do with one another as modern bulldogs and bulldogs of the 1600s
>>18422 That sucks. RIP.
Forgot this thread existed. Bump for more cats.

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Anonymous Comrade 01/21/2021 (Thu) 02:52:06 No. 20212 [Reply]
>turn the page >next chapter is Taking an Uzi to the Gym man, this book is a wild ride

Furry General 2.0 Satan-kun 05/17/2020 (Sun) 06:12:12 No. 9660 [Reply] [Last]
I love you guys lol
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testing to see if movies upload
>>20192 fuck. oh well BIG JUICY YEEN TITTAYS in non movie form then
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>>20209 yay movies upload again

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Comrade 08/19/2019 (Mon) 18:17:31 No. 179 [Reply]
Hi anons.

What are some good podcasts about marxist economic theory?
I don't give a fuck about racism, troons being troons, philosophy, political science or Adorno's aesthetics.
I want to study marxist economics, not radlib bullshit.

Here are some I particulary enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh2UY1hxlMr4_7Az_iQ82HQ/videos (mostly news unfortunaly)
https://www.youtube.com/user/RichardDWolff/videos (econ profesor)
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Chapo shits on the historical legacy of socialism, through.
What's Left with Aimee Terese and the other guy is pretty good.

Also if anyone knows where I can get the premium episodes for free, please do point the way.
https://fromalpha2omega.podomatic.com/ has some episodes about economic theory. Had Paul Cockshott on a couple times. >>183 Not really what OP asked for. Too much focus on media spectacle.
https://www.futurehistories.today/ Podcast about alternative systems to capitalism. Neurath, Cockshott, Michael Albert (Parecon) have been talked about. Some episodes are in English, some in German.
>>179 red podcast channel on youtube


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