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Is poetry dead? Anonymous Comrade 12/28/2019 (Sat) 14:46:31 No. 4776 [Reply] [Last]
Button "Poetry" kept getting aggressively recommended to me in ads on Facebook, so I decided to check it out, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the most vapid psuedo-intellectual bourgeois spectacle I have ever seen (pic related) Libs eat that shit up when the poems aren't even well-written because it tells them what they want to hear. Sure, you can like what a "poem" is talking about, but that doesn't make it a good "poem", and the stuff they talk about is basic bitch lib shit anyway like "a cashier looked at me funny once at the grocery store, it was probably because I'm LGBT". Or stuff about muh depression. Newsflash; we're all depressed, honey. It's hard not to be in a society this alienating. If this is what's considered good modern poetry, can poetry be saved, or is it dead and buried? All of the examples of modern "poetry" that I can think of are similarly vapid, but I am very okay with being proven wrong.
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Why porky despises formal art so much?
>>15149 because it takes effort?
>>4776 This is true, Rap is also sorta dead too, because most mainstream rap - (LOL at rap being mainstream BTW) - is just cheap mumbling and screaming, as opposed to the aggressive but well-spoken messaging of older rap.
>>4776 >blocks your path
>>4801 pynchon, gaddis, barth, vonnegut, DFW, houellebecq, ginsberg

Joker Comrade 10/14/2019 (Mon) 18:59:34 No. 7 [Reply] [Last]
What are your thoughts on the Joker movie? Could it be considered somehow leftist?
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>>1629 what happend to socialism or barberism's channel
>>6407 kek
>>6407 this image is wrong, e-girls drink white claw
>>19916 deleto'd

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.
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update: I started on The Color of Magic
bump, does anyone else read for fun?
>>20273 I used to, but I fried my attention span pretty bad. I'm trying to rehab it slowly, short stories and poems, I was very proud of myself for finishing The Death of Ivan Illych. Discworld books rule, so good choice on that one. If anybody is or has gone through online attention span shortening, got any tips or tricks on getting it back?
>>20279 yeah, that was totally me Senior year of highschool, a combination of my internet addiction, ADHD, and anxiety issues finally made it so I couldn't read a single page without my mind wandering and taking like 5 minutes to turn the page The best advice I can give is to have an isolated reading space, away from any digital devices or distractions. Don't even leave your phone in your pocket, and set up a dedicated reading chair in another room or something. Although what actually helped me was finding a book that really captured my interest and reminded me what I used to love about reading, but that's obviously super personalized and idk if I could direct you there. Maybe re-reading a childhood favorite? Actually, I recently started reading Midnight Sun (Twilight from Edward's perspective, just came out a few months ago) and I find myself reading for hours and much more pages than books I otherwise enjoyed like American Psycho or 2001: A Space Odyssey. For me, that was the perfect mix of something old/something new. I also started a New Year's resolution to read 100 pages a week (so I can actually get through this reading list), and I try to read 20 pages a day, with 2 days built in for breaks/lapses. 20 pages isnt a lot, maybe like 30 minutes of reading, but it really adds up over the weeks, so you can start to get invested in stories and it won't be so much harder to keep reading.
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>>20225 If you like ringworld try Protector. It's short but fucking awesome. Draco's Tavern and world out of time are also great Niven books. If you're into retro-scifi Jules Verne is always a good read; journey to the center of the earth is a great start, the part at the beginning with war-mongering americans is fucking hilarious. If you want something somber or reflexive try pic related, about a vintage alt-right nipponcel struggling with being gay.

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Anonymous Comrade 02/05/2021 (Fri) 17:10:55 No. 20280 [Reply]
is Henry Rollins ubermensch? https://youtu.be/o28dyt7w3As
I've got a six pack, and nothing to do.
no he is a lib and annoying
No he is autistic
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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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I'm seeing a ton of images here being purged, may I ask why that is? If this is such a big issue why not make a /furry/ board alongside the anime board?
>>20233 They were not purged, they went missing when a rogue mod deleted everything.
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this thread should be deleted and a new one created
>>20278 then create one retard
>>20278 done

Fantasy Anonymous Comrade 12/14/2019 (Sat) 01:25:48 No. 3288 [Reply] [Last]
Often when when talking about leftist fiction, it is in relation to speculative science fiction.
I'd like to have a thread to discuss not only fantasy with leftist themes, but fantasy in general.

So, read any good fantasy recently?
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>>18843 >tolkien was explicitly against race mixing and he even shoved that into his books The human king marries and elf lol.
So what are the origins of the average fantasy wizards? As in them being mostly normal people who have the power to cast wide variety of spells? I realize that the source is once again Tolkien if I had to guess, but he had to get the idea from somewhere, right? But from my knowledge of folklore, nothing akin to them really existed before Tolkien. You had more pagan folklore, but spells there were far more just mortals tampering with the spiritual / godly world (so more like fantasy priests or druids), or the creatures doing magic being godly themselves. Then with Christian folklore spells seem to be far more just very specific and usually evil enchantments, eg most of Brothers Grimm stuff, or just works of Satan. So what are the origins of the stereotypical DnD Mage, who has a wast access to diverse powers and little reliance on anything other than their own proficiency?
>>19848 >So what are the origins of the stereotypical DnD Mage, who has a wast access to diverse powers and little reliance on anything other than their own proficiency? Merlin? He's closer than Gandalf at least. Gandalf is an actual angel who just takes a human shape (being inspired partly by Odin's wanderer disguise). Merlin is said to be born of demonic ancestry, though, so more like a sorcerer than a wizard in that context.
>>3331 I'd like to see a fan giction about the lands to the East. I wonder if LOTR is like WW2, where in reality the brunt of the fighting was taken on by the Eastern powers of wvome we hear very little, while the glory is stolen by the Westerners who show up at the last minute and essentially drop a nuke.
>>20274 While an interesting postulation, probably not. Tolkien hated allegory like that. >>19850 Gandalf comes from Gandalfr who was a helpful, wise mystical being from Norse mythology. Merlin is more of a conversion of Celtic and Welsh myth (involving 2 different people). You see a lot of of magicians from across the world and frankly the inspiration is more like a collection of various mystical legendary people in early European history.

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erich von däniken - chariots of the gods Anonymous 01/27/2021 (Wed) 04:02:12 No. 20259 [Reply]
you guys ever see this old 70's movie, or read the book? what are your thoughts?
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>>20263 If aliens were in charge I don't think history would be so messy. Then again is a miracle the earth wasn't nuked. Who knows maybe le aliens intervened for that not to happen.
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just because whites couldn't build it doesn't mean that aliens did it, i cannot deny that aliens couldn't have ever come here at any point of earth's lifespan or human history. but the all the mighty structures have been built by humans, but there is some modern tech that might as well be influenced by alien tech.
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>>20259 >you guys ever see this old 70's movie, or read the book? >what are your thoughts? Yeah, I've read a bit of them. It's just a sci-fi take on the legendary lost tribe of Israel that ran around for millennia and taught natives all over Asia, Afria and the Americas to make burial mounds and stack two stones at each other. It should be remembered that Däniken was got a prison sentence for fraud. And that doesn't help his cause, as some crimes are related to each other. If he had done time for assault, then he would've been a bit more, but just a bit more credible. >>20260 >Well i dont know what ancient aliens have to do with socialism but heres a thought. >What if theyre holding back technology to keep capitalism going? >Isnt it odd that theres been little technological progress since 2010? Ok, you're describing a technology cartel. And cartels will break by design. Let's assume that both you and I have a lab of our own with Iron Man-suits. Then we pinky swear that no one will ever take it out for a spin. How long time would it take before any of us did? Then there's experience. Let's assume that it's 1920 and we have the countries Atagonia and Borduria. The relationship between them can be described as frenemies. So Atagonia gets access to aircraft from 1940, but they must pinky swear to never use them at all. And the training aircrafts must be contemporary and not simulate the models from 1940. They are only allowed to use trainer aircrafts in peace time. It's only if there's a shooting war they can bring out the 1940 aircrafts. They can, however, study the flight envelopes for all the 1940 aircrafts.

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>>1308486 >Ben Rich's trash talk Consider the Saturn V-rocket. According to this blog, there's still three left: https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2009/05/21/sunset-from-the-saturn-5-rocket-cam/ Does that mean that we can just take them out of the mothbag and just go to the Moon within the year? No. First, there's lots of parts that isn't manufactured now. This may be really, really hard to get. Even for me it's hard to get. But Saturn V was basically had-made from the bottom up. And no matter how bigly and strongly the Vostok-rockets look (we will get back to them later), Saturn V was the last heavy lifter rocket there was. Second, most of the involved in the Apollo-program are either dead or just too old. Then there's probably lot of written knowledge that has been lost because of sloppy archival praxis. Third, even if we committed to make Saturn V fly again, we would have to re-learn a lots of things. Fourth, Rich is doing the military trash talk. Everyone knows about dual-use. If you can make a space capsule re-entry from orpit, then you can make a nuclear warhead do it too. And one use for re-entry would be space marines. The best candidate would be the russians, as the Vostok is really reliable. In theory, they could reach any point on Earth within 30 min. But that doesn't mean that the russians have some secret space marine company (and signalling a nuclear war when you just want to have your marines give someone a "talking to" is just bad form).
Herrenvolk anthropology: >Wow, look at these amazing artifacts and ruins. No way the dummies living here are the descendants of those responsible for this amazing stuff. Ancient Aryans did it. Perhaps we are the true descendants, and we shall rule the dummies with tough love to help them. Hippie folks' anthropology: >Wow, look at these amazing artifacts and ruins. No way the dummies living here are the descendants of those responsible for this amazing stuff. Ancient Aliens did it. You are better than the Nazis, but you are still an asshole for saying that, Däniken.

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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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>>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
>>20220 Stocks, but it's risky af. It's better to just do the initial hard work of setting up a business and then hire out all the labor you don't want to do.
>>20220 the true investors are already hardened capitalists, they didn't make their money from investing itself, but from some business and then they use all that extra cash to invest. If you run the numbers stocks only make sense if you have a good chunk of capital to play with. Even highly leveraged shit like options is stupid for the middle class because you could have your entire savings wiped fast. The real way the capitalists don't work is by taking out big business loans of venture capital and then hiring out everything and just being the porky face of the company. It would be based if some socialist anon here could get into silicon valley and just grift some angel investors for some cash with a fake hopium business. Really I think you just have to make a "pitch deck" (glorified powerpoint) and show the investors your 'business' has some traction.
>>20239 >Stocks, but it's risky af. Why is it risky. I wouldn't gamble with very tiny amount and only use the gambled money in trading stocks >>20240 Goddamn. I was hoping using a tiny piece of my salary to slowly generate profit and gain capital would be good enough. I don't have the bullshit power to shamelessly hustle money and make trendy businesses ;_;
>>20220 I would say stock trading, or anything to do with the stock market in general is a good wya out of wage slavery. I'm not a day-trader because of my job but but I dump money into a few mutual funds and stocks/ETFs that pay out decent dividends.

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/trek/ Anonymous Comrade 01/24/2020 (Fri) 01:40:32 No. 5635 [Reply] [Last]
<Star Trek Picard S01E01 is out (check torrents) >general Favourite episodes, best characters, memorable moments, etc.
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So with STD we're just back in the mirror universe. This and the upcoming episodes are playing entirely in the mirror universe. They also ripped some of the aesthetic from Warhammer40k.
Ah man, so rewatching Year of Hell pt1 from VOY, and there is this scene where Tuvok is shaving, and the thing is they have just survived an explosion. And they way they show that they've gone blind is fucking great, really good directing and acting.
>>18066 >What did they mean by this? The Benkarans live in an oppressive society and are likely something of an “internal colony” in Nygean Space
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>mfw seven of nine first shows up in her skintight outfit first time watching voyager and I was not ready for her to be that hot, interest in the show restored
aww, what happened to the pictures?

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Harry Potter Anonymous Comrade 05/14/2020 (Thu) 14:00:02 No. 9553 [Reply] [Last]
Its about time we talk about the connection between Harry Potter, Liberalism, and idpol. and also how JK Rowling is the biggest blair simp
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>>19937 >Stirner >Cow I know its about le epik milk memes, but Stirner embodies cat like behavior
>>19959 You mean his books. The guy was pathetic IRL.
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>>19966 His IRL behavior was also cat-like, and as part of human society he received the appropriate response. >>19959 Well cats do like milk... >>19913 Pirate Wizards of the North Undersea!
>>20124 >Pirate Wizards of the North Undersea *Marxist Mateys


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