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HEMA/WMA Anonymous Comrade 04/17/2020 (Fri) 17:53:25 No. 8519 [Reply] [Last]
:Broadsword Edition: >What is HEMA or WMA? Historical European Martial Arts or sometimes Western Martial Arts are attempts at decoding, studying, and practicing the history, art, and fighting of everything from the Medieval Period to Early Modern Combatives. What traditions are you lot studying at the moment? Me? Going through George Silver's "Paradoxes of Defence" to expand my regimental broadsword/sabre repertoire.
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>>19452 >this thread came alive again for a bit We have spurts of interest, people find something interesting/new, post it and start a brief discussion before it dies down for a month again.
>>19048 >How did Shad manage to make a living off doing this shit? >Fuck me. Not the anon you're replying to, but Shad's not really any worse than Skallagrim (for example.) The key to YouTube success seems to be putting out opinionated rants on subjects that enough people are interested in. And having a regular uploading schedule.
>>19452 niceu
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Okay, not to jerk the guy off any further, but this is unironically the best guide to footwork I've read so far. They're the most basic (hence, important) steps that practically everyone uses, but the most miraculous thing is the fact that he made a footwork section this concise and universal. The only confusing thing is that the figure has his left foot in front when the lines are meant for a right foot forward stance. To put it more simply than it already is, you have full and half steps. Either can be forwards or backwards, straight or slanted though he says forward steps tend to be sloped while backwards tend to be straight. The two steps of the back foot that are given special attention are the oblique pass forwards and the circular compass, where the back foot circles behind the front. That's it. For earlier fencing that uses left-forwards as much, simply mirror the diagram and actions. It's basically HEMA footwork 101 from a historical source. Only thing left to add I'd say is foot/hip turning and the role it plays in power generation. >>19077 Thanks for the new book!
>>19558 Di Grassi is pretty based I've used some of his stuff before and it's damn fun. Shame he doesn't get the attention he deserves imo

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The Boondocks Anonymous Comrade 08/30/2020 (Sun) 16:02:20 No. 15502 [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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Half the Tubesteak promos were based. >>15754 >Apparently Aaron ran out of steam on a personal level and that's part of why season 4 sucked Pretty sure he wasn't even involved in Season 4 https://html.duckduckgo.com/html?q=aaron%20mcgruder%20season%204
>>17594 Tbh I think it is leftist, it’s just that the current generation of leftists probably can’t comprehend the world of the post-Soviet collapse Remember, Cockshott himself writes that around the 90s most leftists had given in and accepted the supremacy of liberalism and the Market. I think Boondocks is representative of that first generation having grown up when neoliberalism came to power and defeated the worldwide socialist movement.
>>19247 He wasn’t, Season 3 was his last season and the producers themselves wrote 4 because they didn’t want it to end, a lot of fans think the sole quality episode in that season was written by McGruger himself, he just didn’t reveal it.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris#District_Attorney_of_San_Francisco_(2004%E2%80%932011) >Harris ran a "forceful" campaign, assisted by former mayor Willie Brown, Senator Dianne Feinstein, writer and cartoonist Aaron McGruder, and comedians Eddie Griffin and Chris Rock. >writer and cartoonist Aaron McGruder OH NO NO NO
>>19567 Eh, it was obvious he was a radlib, I never read into him as more than that TBH, based thoughts or not.

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Dystopian Sci-Fimovies Anonymous Comrade 01/18/2020 (Sat) 18:06:13 No. 5426 [Reply] [Last]
What are some good dystopian sic-di movies.
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>>5452 >V for Vendetta Alan Moore was an idealistic radlib who thinks random violence without any planning after the results will do anything other than continuing the endless struggle. Telling people to choose for themselves when they’ve known nothing about society other than the fascist regime they spent decades under is stupid. The comic is basically a fanfic of early 20th century anarchism, that due to writer biases, have it succeeds rather than pushing people into more organized methods to achieve anything. he whole great man angle is excessively liberal, and it confused me why V only has one protege instead of as many as possible. It's not a good demonstration of actual revolution or even anarchy specifically, but even understanding the radlib context it's really bizarre for the revolution to hinge on one (wo)man and a student. It makes some sense character-wise for V to be like that but why write the character that way? Especially since V is thematically supposed to represent the resistance that's inherently produced by tyranny. This lends itself to a group dynamic, but that's only referenced in the movie with everyone wearing the masks at the end. The movie actually has a better and realistic depiction of a mass movement against fascism than the comic. Because even libs are still more successful in that than anarchists especially the pre-20th century ones that Moore tried to emulate. A better representation of his politics you should read Brought to Light. TL;DR: All you need to know about how much of a fake anarchist Moore was at the time is his pitch for DC’s Twilight of the Superheroes. Which can be found here: https://ia801906.us.archive.org/28/items/TwilightOfTheSuperheroes/TwilightOfTheSuperheroes.pdf He did the same thing that made Moore hate his biggest fanboy Grant Morrison. He did become a much better person after getting fucked over by corporate but that’s decades later.
>>19282 >Alan Moore was an idealistic radlib who thinks random violence without any planning after the results will do anything other than continuing the endless struggle. yea i don't think he thought that, and you will notice this if you look into all the flaws with V's character, the flaws with the characters that he's supposed to be saving, and (if you read the actual graphic novel not watch the shitty movie) you will realise that the only person who is continuing the fight after V's death is Evie as the crowd simply riots around with no aim other than to smash the state, bringing the brutal fascist reign to its obvious conclusion of pointless individual violence with the aftermath unstated on purpose so that people can write in their own idealistic/materialistic outcomes, despite the fact that it can all only turn out one way (return to reaction), which is why Evie doesn't just "retire to enjoy the spoils" and it averts this entire "much wholesome" nonsense trope. the whole angle of the graphic novel was less so the outcome of it than basically a thorough deconstruction of how all of those "perfect" and "polite" politicians (remember he was writing this in a time before the internet when all of these cunts had the ability to carefully curate their public image as long as the msm were compliant) are actually horrible fucking human beings corrupted by power that backstab each other and commit degenerate acts endlessly, in other words they act exactly like the "unwashed masses" that the ruling class has such disdain for thanks to their projection, and in the context of thatcherite britain it was absolutely perfect. alan moore may not be a revolutionary and he may not even be a particularly good anarchist with his occultist obsessions, but every artistic work he did has its nuances that need to be explored from a particular zeitgeist, v for vendetta included.
>>19565 >look into all the flaws with V's character, the flaws with the characters that he's supposed to be saving You assume this was intentional > the crowd simply riots around with no aim other than to smash the state, bringing the brutal fascist reign to its obvious conclusion of pointless individual violence with the aftermath unstated on purpose so that people can write in their own idealistic/materialistic outcomes Again, this isn't incorrect, but it assumes that he was consciously writing this and not just depicting real life. I agree that it was a interesting novel and film but I also believe it is overrated by many, partially because he doesn't really present a solution and it ends up being just like every other depiction of revolution's dirtiness. It becomes tiresome because I'm sick of reading about a novelized satirization of real life, when I live and experience it anyway. Might as well look out the window or watch the news for all the difference it makes.
>>19566 >You assume this was intentional i do, i read an interview with him where he specifically talked about this being intentional. i need to find it again, but i doubt he just used it to make himself look big brained post factum >Again, this isn't incorrect, but it assumes that he was consciously writing this and not just depicting real life. he was doing both according to himself. like i said, the zeitgeist of the time absolutely played a part in how this was written out. in the thatcherite years there was hardly a talk of revolutions or uprisings as depressing as that is, the focus on and depression after the trade unions defeat was too great, so his ending in the context of 80s britain was almost inflammatory while also being despondent at the same time due to the knowledge of how all of this was really just the system eating itself and not some indomitable will of the people or even one person. the most V succeeded at in the end was propaganda by the deed, but like each instance of it irl it led to nothing more than an outburst of momentary emotion, and the party members killing each other only confirms that the biggest damage was caused by the party itself, even to itself. if he wrote v for vendetta in the modern context where the talk of "revolution" (however watered down) is basically a daily occurrence even with libs (either against it or "for" things such as "a diversity revolution" that means more female ceos kek), it would not be as genre defining.
>>19572 >i doubt he just used it to make himself look big brained post factum While one could call Death of Author, I'll take your word on this, since I only bothered to read the book and see the movie.

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Turn Up Music Thread Anonymous Comrade 09/09/2020 (Wed) 00:44:11 No. 15930 [Reply]
Going to dump some turn up songs from my youth here. Feel free to drop some as well.
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>No Michael Jackson
>>15931 https://youtu.be/RdG9xzJMchM Money makes hearts turn cold, friends turn foes When jewelry get froze, women turn hoes Some people turn snitch, and state evidence Damn this money is a son of a bitch Don't you know it makes the good die young Money buy guns, because paranoia comes Along with those bucks You better watch your back, your side and your front Because money is a weapon, it'll fuck you up

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How to be good socialist? Anonymous Comrade 11/26/2020 (Thu) 18:58:08 No. 19379 [Reply]
What party would you join /anon/? I have seven options. Sinn Féin Pro: They're fucking huge Cons: Pro EU succdems People Before Profit Pros: big tent socialist Cons: full of student anarchists Solidarity pro: trotskysist cons: trotskyist Worker’s Party pro: based ml party cons: have retarded positions on supporting free speech for the right Communist Party

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This is a /leftypol/ or /b/ topic TBH, see: >>10914 Communist OPSEC >>11535 Basic fucking plan to improve >>8120 Actual basic self-awareness >>8405
Worker's party man. Mao is really bad.
wait why would the irsp take your kneecaps
>>19494 The old IRA used to kneecap pedophiles and child molesters during The Troubles as a method of vigilante justice. OP is just memeing by saying that.
>Workers part cons > have retarded positions on supporting free speech for the right No, this is absolutely 100% based for a few reasons: 1) you're a lot more likely to get rightoid converts if you openly proclaim support for free speech, and this will help shatter the common stereotype of muh authoritarian anti-freedom commies. 2) ALL leftists should openly agitate against censorship in the media/online. Why? Because if media corporations start censoring the far right, they're inevitably gonna start censoring us as well, as they have alreadty done in some instances on places like twitter and reddit.

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Kraftwerk is based 11/30/2020 (Mon) 15:50:05 No. 19485 [Reply]
I don't know and don't care if Kraftwerk are comrades. But they helped me a lot to become a ML. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQIYEPe6DWY&list=RDOQIYEPe6DWY&start_radio=1&ab_channel=80smusicfanman

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ITT: leftypol funniest moments Anonymous 06/19/2020 (Fri) 17:53:45 No. 13989 [Reply] [Last]
not pictured because i don't have the screenshot: >that time anon made a post about trump being grown in a vat in somewhere france by the situationist to tank the us empire
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>>19421 LOL what incelshit is this? How do they not see the glaring flaws. >Not due his wife's basketball titties and sweat of his brow Uhhh yes, that's what it means to own the means of production and receive what you owe. Money doesn't solve all problems and very few people will ever earn enough money to just throw it at problems. >Bunkerchanner: your account LOL that's not how class warfare works. >Youtube commenter <ignores their own circlejerk comments and rage at communism >privileged hwite male Liberal idpol is not the communist way Padawan >jokes are creepy Are they not? Rape jokes stopped being funny after I grew out of my teens and took like seriously >wife wants to have sex with Agricans on Craigslist Kek, they really are obsessed. This is just amazing.
>>19439 You are shitposting right? I don't know if you understand
>>19275 Thumbnail generation does not work for videos which were already posted before the thumbnail generation was implemented
>>17428 Too much porn
>>19480 I know, the Yugo file I posted was from 5 days ago when thumbnail systems were implemented. A previous mp4 I saw posted just fine. I don't really care, just a question out there TBH

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Bunker musicians: the thread Anonymous Comrade 03/29/2020 (Sun) 19:17:16 No. 7568 [Reply]
This thread is dedicated to the people on this site who play instruments for fun or dollars. Talk about your setup, songs you like playing, techniques, performance. Today I'm with my Fender Player Precision tryna figure out some Geddy Lee bass lines.
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>>19205 But i already can feel my diaphgram already, i want to learn how to control and direct it to make my singing more powerful and smooth. Also every time I browse youtube they say some idealost crap like 'use your head voice '. Isnt all voice from the head wtf.
>>19213 >Isnt all voice from the head wtf. Yes, but it's resonance they're talking about. Bass singing you feel more in the chest. https://youtu.be/NnX9DlAQbnc
>>19216 I want to sing like the oldschool 50’s singers that sounded like guys with powerful voices like sinatra and all. I guess I’m mainly looking to understand the main concepts and get some tips that could instantly help my singing. Like in martial arts relaxation and whole body movements is a big concept. Just wondering what the main ones for singing are. I like practicing by diving headfirst and then getting the refining the basics down later https://youtu.be/VvjWl7lvrnk
>>19288 Woops wrong link, like this dude: https://youtu.be/VTSgGCgpeN0
>>19187 i also want to learn how to sing good, but my main problem is singing out of tune and i need help on that

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The Venture Bros Anonymous Comrade 10/21/2020 (Wed) 18:01:04 No. 17800 [Reply]
I'm gonna miss these niggas like you wouldn't believe.
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>>17856 well most of its humor is from parody naturally arising from introspection of cartoon actions and logic in a more grounded world, so while the show always has a stern face about it the actual world is always funny because of the banality of both good and evil as a system that seeks to perpetuate each other to keep securing funding. People having passions and dreams in such a mechanically dream-crushing system is always going to be funny and/or tragic as a consequence.
This thread reminded me of video related https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jItEnE8VFA
Red Death is a pretty good real evil villain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKwAoRJxwUE
ß ump
>>17804 Where is Venture Bros

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Post-Apocalyptic Media and Ideology Anonymous Comrade 05/09/2020 (Sat) 17:01:13 No. 9335 [Reply]
Going off this >>9332 anon's point about post-apocalyptic films; how does such fiction reproduce capitalist ideology generally?
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>>19413 You mean American and Chinese while everyone in the southern hemisphere must deal with its effects.
The Crazies remake is a pretty good film
>>19415 Where did you get the idea that we are going to buy air and or be ruled by machines, were else but movies. The idea of a feedback loop was popularized by malthus. Population and development would keep growing forever despite any imminent reason to stop. The stuff you said is ridiculous and pushed by psychopaths idk. >>19416 The Chinese don't pollute to ridiculously disproportionate levels.
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>>19427 >The Chinese don't pollute to ridiculously disproportionate levels. They do, but it's being cleaned up and unlike the USA, they are developing and growing, so the amount of waste is expected. Still they're far worse than the USSR in many environmental regards. >>19427 >The idea of a feedback loop was popularized by malthus That does not intrinsically make it untrue or Malthusian. The bible holds lines that are similar to Communist theory, that doesn't mean Communism is Catholic or Catholicism is Communist. Positive and Negative Feedback loops are observed in biology and are undeniable. >Where did you get the idea that we are going to buy air 1) If you were a bit more aware, there is plenty of cynical humor common discussions that, after water and everything else is turned into a sold commodity, the next will be clean air/filters. FFS, even the shitty Lorax movie portrays this (also the Celestial Dragons from One Piece). It also has precedent in real life, given the toxicity of the current air. In India there are Oxygen 'bars' (pic related). >From movies No actually. My work is environmental science, and a common discussion for policies is the allocation of resources, with serious ideas about making water only a sold commodity to "reduce wastefulness" with discussions involving. Films and books reflect reality, not the other way around, The writings of Huxley and Orwell did not dictate the current progression of capitalism, they reflected the then future prospects. >Population and development would keep growing forever despite any imminent reason to stop Exponential Growth metrics come to a hard stop because of carrying capacity. If a species does not adhere to the capacity (or in humanity's option, raise said capacity), they will rocket up exponentially past it, and then crash just as hard, and given that Porky always benefits from crises, what do you think will happen? >The stuff you said is ridiculous and pushed by psychopaths No, it's reality, while everyone else struggle, Porky will sit high and dry, and use the strife and misery to profit more, to control more, to solidly make the lower-classes wretched, afflicted people who serve their own oppressors, forever. Psychopaths? Corporations and the 1% have no single face, but if they did, it would be that of a psychopath indeed.
>>19436 >with discussions involving *involving Air/oxygen commodification as a future concept. The easiest way to control someone is to not only control a vital resource, but also convince them that you control it rightfully, a la the head of Nestle, who stated that water ought not be free, but controlled (by corporations) all while Nestle is abusing water supplies far more than any city population.


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