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Seventeen Moments of Spring Anonymous Comrade 11/18/2019 (Mon) 02:52:46 No. 2805 [Reply] [Last]
This Soviet TV series is probably the best TV show ever made. It is pure кино and deeply anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, and anti-USA. It's about a Soviet spy sabotaging peace talks between the OSS and Himmler (to allow the USA and Nazi Germany to team up on the USSR). It was made at the request of the head of the KGB. The tension and drama in this show is outstanding!
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>>10436 >>10462 how would it work, though?
>>10519 A spy game similar to Hitman except with less assassination and more intelligence gathering. Adding in some elements of Sword & Shield would be useful as well. An esoteric spy game.
>>10520 It should have a system that measures how close you are to being caught by someone. So whenever you do espionage actions, you leave some kind of trail unless you cover it up properly. Each different character accumulates tokens based on espionage actions they saw you do, and how suspicious the actions are. And can copy the tokens to each other by talking. If the tokens accumulate past a certain level, they will want to interrogate you.
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The single most realistic and despicable character. He's not even a fascist, just a bastard betraying people for a living. https://youtu.be/R_4ebBuX6pA

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Alternative chans Anonymous Comrade 10/27/2019 (Sun) 12:54:10 No. 1648 [Reply] [Last]
Post all obscure and underground imageboards in this thread, the chan must be at least half-dead so no archived chans.
>inb4 'hurr durr don't put muh sekrit klub in the limelight'
The population here is low as it is, there's also a large overlap between this chan and others.
I'll start:

There was this one I faintly remember and I think the theme was either dinosaurs or lizards...
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>>9904 Hey listen ere buddy. I'll have you know 42Ochan is the board of refined gentlemen such as myself. You can't just go on the Internet and assume that we're all a bunch of steam brained crazies just because we say a few things you may not have even considered before. You just need to widen your perspectives, comrade.
https://zoomerchan.com/pol/res/62.html this is so fucking reddit tier
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>>1648 https://pregchan.com/ Quite specific a topic
>>2375 looks really comfy, are they leftist friendly in general?
>>11051 Kinda makes me want to make my own ib for my specific fetish.

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/mu/sicz thread Comrade 07/06/2016 (Wed) 21:03:54 No. 122 [Reply] [Last]
>No music thread
Step it up lads

>Boards of canda - 5.9.78

>Blackmores night - Journeyman
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https://youtu.be/372obTG80y0[Embed] been listening to tons of frankklepacki recently >>11007 no, not into party music
Do you guys like Dubioza Kolektiv? Do you consider them leftist? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a5BJxrarL0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS8-nNhWlw4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8ne5mD3c_w >>10822 Maybe he has changed his mind?
>>10659 Whoops, ok I'll try from now on >>11057 Ska >>11058 Ska and a bunch of other stuff thrown in >>140 I feel like I posted this back then and didn't realize before making other posts about these bands more recently, sorry. Forgive my ignorance because I left leftypol for 2 years, but were the early posts imported from the old 8ch board?

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BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD COMING BACK Anonymous Comrade 07/01/2020 (Wed) 20:44:41 No. 11044 [Reply] [Last]
>Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that classic MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-Head will return with creator Mike Judge once again at the helm. >Beavis and Butt-Head has received a two-season order at the network, which also has plans for spinoffs and specials. Judge will be writing and producing the series along with voicing the titular characters. The revival will tackle Gen Z after the original series dealt with Gen X. >"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," Judge said in a statement. >Comedy Central, which is under ViacomCBS along with MTV, recently announced a Daria spin-off series, titled Jodie, that will feature a voice-cast led by Tracee Ellis Ross. https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2020/07/01/Beavis-and-Butt-Head-revival-set-for-Comedy-Central/5171593621472/
>>11044 >The revival will tackle Gen Z after the original series dealt with Gen X Oooh, I can't wait to see how that'll turn out

Cats Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 06:19:33 No. 10931 [Reply] [Last]
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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cats probably identify more by smell than sight. they would likely pass a smell mirror test.
>>10946 I think videos like this show the mirror test is over-rated; the problem with measuring intelligence is that it's hard to not be anthropocentric and end up measuring human-like behavior. It's also a problem I have with the Turing Test, there are REALLY stupid AI's (like cleverbot) that can fool joe-schmoe yet can't solve any actual problems, meanwhile animals that are considered "dumb" (like ants) can solve surprisingly complex problems with the proper stimulation.
>>10931 >but aren't interested in mirrors I have seen cats hissing at their own mirror image when it's a large enough mirror that reaches down to the ground. Also it might be that if the cat recognizes it's self in the mirror that it looses interest. >They also have zero understanding of computer screens If you show them video that was recorded low to the ground, from a similar point of view they would have, they get really into watching screens. >It would be more fun if I could teach cats about light switches You can do that, you just have to make switches that grab their attention, you know that switches we designed look tempting for humans and invite us to touch them... You have to do design with cat cognitive ergonomics in mind, cats like pull on strings with fluffy things attached to it, they also like to shove tiny objects with their paws, so a long sideways mounted paddle-switch with a ball on the end, near to the ground, would probably also work.
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>>10931 Peter Gabriel (yes, that one) has spent the last decade trying to fund an "Interspecies Internet" through which humans and bonobos can communicate. https://petergabriel.com/news/the-interspecies-internet/ Brian Pern isn't a mockumentary, it's a documentary.

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/fanfic/ - Fanfiction General Gomrad Spurdo#HTmBuh 04/09/2020 (Thu) 18:21:03 No. 8063 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for those who like to read and write fanfiction. Share drafts, look for beta-readers, ask for writing advice, give recommendations and do all that other cool jazz. Just remember to not bully anyone else no matter how shit their taste might be.
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>>10297 For me writing about existing characters within a setting was always (and still is) hard because I kept asking myself the question "Am I doing this character justice with how I'm representing them within my story?" That nagging question is still a problem for my attempts at writing my current Black Lagoon fic. Revy for example is such a complex character that I don't know if I'd ever be able to write any interaction where she's involved properly beyond acknowledging some key features of hers like >Plentiful use of swearing >Casual racism >Sociopathic tendencies >Deep-seated nihilism >General hotheadedness and impulsiveness >Avoidance of attachment and intimacy >Preference of violence over diplomacy >Excellent marksmanship
>>10969 In my case its the opposite, the issue isn't writing them accurately, the original work has done that for me and its fairly easy to write out their defining characteristics to prevent OOCness, the issue is usually going through the steps needed to make sure their background and surroundings aren't an utter void
Anyone have short reflective fics? >>10790 seconding
Reposting from this profile https://www.fanfiction.net/u/7383559/Silent-Songbird The Baker A Short Story by Silent Songbird Once upon a time, a young lady was baking in her kitchen. She loves baking. One day, she realizes that maybe she should share her love of baking. She bakes a nice apple pie and then puts in front of her house, hanging the sign "free pie". People come around, they taste the pie and they LOVE it! She feels flattered and happy that people love her baking, and she feels good that she fed some people. So, the next day, she bakes some more. More people come for the free pie, and they love it even better. This goes on, she bakes, they come, they eat, she feels good and they feel good. Then one day, she decides to mix it up. She bakes cupcakes and muffins instead of pie. The people... They lose their shit. "Oh my God! Why the hell did you make cupcakes?" "You had something good here and you ruined it!" "You can't bake for shit! This is shit! Kill yourself for making this."

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I wish fanfiction.net had a fucking blacklist function

Batman Anonymous Comrade 11/11/2019 (Mon) 04:46:07 No. 2628 [Reply] [Last]
Porky punching lumpens to get his kicks or class traitor who directly and indirectly helpi people?

Also general capeshit thread i guess
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>>10947 explain Spider Man then. Hated by the public, the media, the state while serving selflessly for the people and whose main enemies are generally bougie. And his personal life is definitely one of a prole (unless you count the recent Parker Industries bullshit)
>>10961 The suggestion is not that superheroes are all bourgeois or serve the interests of the bourgeois. The suggestion isn't even that Peter Parker is a "bad person". But the individualist strongman vigilante who protects the common people by unleashing violence on criminals and doing nothing else is still a conservative's ideal of a hero, not a leftist's.
>>10962 ok I can see that
>>10962 I see that the mainstream version of superheroes always come with the tropes of them also being the defenders of the status quo as well. No matter what they do the world will remain the same, and anyone who wants to better the world will end up making it worse or portrayed as a villain. Another big tent pole that holds up the concept of a superhero is the fact that criminals are either treated in a fairly non-political way where they’re formed out of a single villain’s actions and only have a minor connection to the systematic problems of society. For instance, the crime problems of Gotham in Batman Year One is all attributable to Falcone’s organized crime and not the rampant corruption of the city’s political system by large industries and the poverty caused by it. Or that Hub City in Denny O’Neil The Question although being my favorite series still continues the autistic Randian narrative started by Ditko was that the city is “evil” by a supernatural force rather being under harsh policies of Reaganomics.
>>10137 >When your effortpost response gets no replies, not even a thank you Why do I even bother

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Avatar thread Anonymous Comrade 03/06/2020 (Fri) 21:29:09 No. 6738 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for discussing ATLA and LoK or rather analyzing both, appreciating the effort of creating the former and shitting on the lazy liberalism of the latter
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>>11033 >Kyoshi has the biggest 千乇乇ㄒ of any Avatar
>>11037 >I can also use my earthbending to sense how hung you are Reminder that Toph could "see" every time her parents or friends fucked or took a shit or whatever. Suki and Sokka had sex where she could easily sense it, and Suki at least having reason to suspect Toph had a crush on Sokka.
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>>11020 >>11033 >>11036 >>11037 >>11038 >>10977 >>10976 Stop this lewding and making me want to fuck Toph and give her footrubs you dicks.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure thread? Anonymous Comrade 06/30/2020 (Tue) 20:08:43 No. 11024 [Reply] [Last]
Thoughts on Jojo? It's one of my favorite animes. Besides Jonathan being born as a nobleman and later Joseph getting rich as a businessman, I like how it is so "bizarre" and fantasy like that it doesn't seem to have much of a liberal or even political undertone.
>>11026 man it'd be nice if /a/ actually displayed in the top bar. but yeah op >>11024 make it again in /a/ I'm sure there are least a couple of us here who like JoJo

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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Reposting a series of effort posts on rapiers, spears, longswords and distance Saw this cool video of a rapier vs a longsword. It looks like the rapier was a better weapon. So much more range and speed. https://youtu.be/6r7VWIQCHvM Range is a huge advantage in a fight. Fighting a spear is tough if you only have a sword. You will be in the danger zone before they do. They will be able to make feints and thrusts before your sword is even able to hurt them. Covering yourself and getting past their point is key to survival. It is important though to realize that the spearman can still shorten the spear or use the back end. Therefore to disable/hamper the usage of the spear after getting past the point is equally important, whether by binding and angling the spear away with your blade, gripping the shaft or even simply rushing in to whack/grapple 'em before they could retreat or pull back their point. Likely you'd do more than one those at the same time. >better weapon I wouldn't go that far. The user's proficiency is more relevant. In any case, "better weapon" requires context. Range? Against armour? Single combat or multiple opponents? Battlefield or everyday carry? The last one especially is important to consider when discussing weapons. It's why people carried bucklers rather than shields, swords rather than spears, staves or walking sticks rather than edged polearms. Both rapiers and longswords were certainly carried in battlefields though. >speed A rapier would typically be nimbler than a longsword, thanks to its point of balance being at the guard/handle. I think "speed" is too vague a word. A sword is only as fast as the hand that moves it. A longsword is held with both. Its movements can be more powerful and just as fast with good body mechanics. Moreover, the longsword would have more leverage in a crossing/bind thanks to its greater mass, mass distribution and being held in two hands. However, you can see how rapidly the rapier changes lines and angles to both parry and strike. Nick's group mostly does late 18th-19th century british military swordsmanship (sabre, basket-hilt sword, cutlass, spadroon, etc.). These are also interesting: https://youtu.be/0bEcg5gV_NY https://youtu.be/t8rIwLFXba8 <Inb4 'Rapiers are almost useless against fully armoured opponents' Most opponents do not have full plate armor with chainmail underarmor anything less will still have vulnerable zones easy for a lighter rapier user to exploit. Even then, a rapier has the precision to strike through something like a visor hole.
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Repost 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr1vsU-6vuU https://youtu.be/ERmM5l2ceoY Rob Roy and The Duellists have 2 of the best swordfights put onscreen in Western ekranization --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://youtu.be/v9tM_YHvhuA >HEMA instructor >17 minutes I gotta agree on that first one. Only thing I've seen of the witcher but Geralt moves really well despite the reverse grip. https://youtu.be/C3HMz25LvnY Really like this one too. Like Dave said, "spinning" becomes an actual thing against multiple opponents. That said, most of the twirling came from the guards when they're closing in or retreating. There's grappling, punching, kicking, enhanced spatial awareness (loljedi) along with solid blows and parries. The highlight is definitely on Ben dealing with multiple guards. Gripping and using one's weapon to defend himself while parrying and striking at the other two. There's just something about his saber and how he handles it that I find appealing. The way he keeps his point on line @ 1:27 is sexy.

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>>10910 There's a fourth book on shields. >>10908 >>10909 Thanks anon.


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