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Reading Anonymous Comrade 11/16/2020 (Mon) 13:09:25 No. 18969 [Reply] [Last]
How much do you guys read a day (time, pages)? What do you consider ideal? Do you devote markedly more time/note-taking to theory/philosophy per page than other non-fiction or they pretty much the same? Reading for the first time in years, I'm not really sure what I should be aiming for as a baseline, especially since my schedule is pretty open. I'm reading a rather long history book at the moment at the rate of about 20-50 pages a day, yet it takes me hours to get through due to extensive note-taking and writing down words I want to commit to memory. I enjoy it and it seems to pay off, but I can't deny it's almost prohibitively meticulous. There's so much I want to read between now and this time next year that I'll never get to if I keep this pace. Just wanna get a ballpark from you guys. Also discuss whatever you're reading now, plan to read, other questions you have about reading, note-taking, and so on that isn't fit for /edu/. OP is just a springboard.
>>18969 I dont track pages really. I just spend a good 3-4 hours everyday reading/notetaking/journaling off of whatever nonfiction I’m reading. I’m slow as fuck however so a rough estimate would probably be 30-40 pages in that time. However I do have more spare time then most so it’s not a good benchmark. If you go to a big library you’ll realize that even if you read your whole life and did nothing else you probably wouldn’t even cover 1% of the books out there. Knowing this it’s important to keep in mind reading is ultimately to develop your own thinking/creativity so you can write your own books/theory later. It also helps put into perspective you should only really read what you like/what is suited to your personality and attitudes. There has to be a certain point you stop reading and start writing instead otherwise you’ll just end up reading your life away. Also if you read uncritically without taking notes/ adding your own thoughts and thought process you wont get much out of it- you’ll only remember vague details. So nowadays I use books to trigger my own thoughts on topics to jot down really.
I could recommend the doomsday machine by Daniel Ellsberg, man who leaked the pentagon papers. It covers the history of US nuclear strategy and has plenty of funny anecdotes in it.
>>19002 the guide first, choose a nonfiction book you’d like to read and set aside an hour or so. I recommend something that feels like reading it would be nice, but which you do not feel a lot of pressure to read. second, read the title page and scan the preface. at this point, try to set aside your impressions and see what the author thinks the book is actually about. the title and subtitle might actually be a better guide to this than anything you’ve heard about the book. third, using the table of contents as a guide, take a few chapters (the first, the last, and any which seem particularly vital or pivotal to the book), and sort of x-ray them. read the first and last few paragraphs; read the section titles if it has any, read the first and last paragraph or two of each section. you don’t need to be strict about this, the point is to get a sense of the contents of these chapters and their relationship to the book as a whole. fourth, examine the remaining chapters in the same manner. any order will be fine. just adjust as necessary if you find you’re losing sight of the whole work or of the parts of the chapter at hand. again, you should spend no more than an hour on these four steps. you want to get a feel for the contents of the whole, and for the contents of each chapter that comprises the whole. this sounds like a difficult task, but it’s actually fairly straightforward. you just take an hour or so and apply these steps. when you’re ready, you can now read the book in full. you will have the bones, and much of the meat, in your head already. the book should be far less intimidating, and your comprehension should be far higher. but there’s no reason you need to do this any time soon. hopefully, with some books, you will feel compelled to give a more thorough reading right away. if you don’t, that’s fine and now you know. move on to another book. an optional step after the fourth step, there’s one more thing you can do to flesh out this big picture, even and maybe especially if you’re not going to do a close reading now or ever. it’s this: read the whole book from cover to cover in one sitting. don’t pause to look anything up or to contemplate the contents. this isn’t about close reading, it’s about broad reading. give yourself permission to read this way. this step may be more of a time investment, but you can actually kind of merge it with your pre-reading after enough practice.
30-100, sometimes more.

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Do you guys like Futebol Anonymous Comrade 08/01/2020 (Sat) 15:46:59 No. 13779 [Reply] [Last]
Well do you? What team do you support?
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>>18589 I don't love the sport ,i don't care who wins ch.l. i just want my team to win even if it is 1-0 ,if it doesn't it just ruins my mood for the week
anyone who doesnt like the father of all sports should be permabanned Go manchester united, go watford go go
>>18755 Based
>>18749 based hooligan pilled
>>13850 P O R Z I N G I S

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/OUT/ Anonymous Comrade 08/31/2020 (Mon) 17:46:36 No. 15539 [Reply] [Last]
A thread for the Hiking, Hillwalking, Mountaineering, Camping, Randonneuring and other comfy /out/door pursuits involving time in the wilderness >Ask questions >Get Answers >Ask for advice on getting started >Do trip reports >Bitch about your poor navigational abilities >Post Non-Identifying photos (i.e. Don't post your face you idiot) I've been doing a fair bit of mountaineering the past few weeks and I'm really getting back into the swing of things, might join a club again soon
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>>16433 I inherited a 125mm mak-cas with a go-to mount recently, but all of the eyepieces are under 20mm. Thinking about changing it to take 2" eyepieces so I can get those 20x views
>>17746 >It was wierd seeing adults going on and on about hikes and wine and cheese What else is worth living for but hiking and wine and cheese?
Holy shit god yes. This year has been shit and I've been working too much overtime. Next year will hopefully be better and I'm moving which will 1. Be closer to parks (get away from suburban explosions and closer to nature? win-win) 2. Planning vacations assuming I don't get symptomatically cozy with covy, not my kind of snuggle with a struggle At the very least I will be camping out in the mountains for a week, hopefully with some materials to identify unique mountain flora. Mountain wildlife are on track for the greatest loss in biodiversity as a consequence of climate change, as well as the momentum of past human activities. Enjoy your health while it lasts, guys.
>>18990 While we're at it anyone got tips on picking up girls in the woods?
>>18991 unless you're gigachad lumberjack with your own cabin made of logs you personally hewed then you don't

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/punk/ general Anonymous Comrade 07/23/2020 (Thu) 06:29:09 No. 12555 [Reply] [Last]
ITT we talk about anything related to punk, hardcore, and any subgenres of punk and hardcore.
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>>18931 >threatening to kill the rap group $uicideboy$ post info
>>18961 no info just a rumor my friends told me
>>18926 wut?
>>18993 its a documentary series about punk and metal (mostly punk) bands in L.A its how i became a punk
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>>18993 >not knowing the decline of western civilization

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/SSA/ - Social Skills Advice Anonymous Comrade 03/23/2020 (Mon) 18:15:39 No. 7305 [Reply] [Last]
Perhaps it has become your goal to be more charismatic, uninhibited and sociable. Let's have a thread where we ask questions and give advice to improve exactly that.
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I’m losing my mind in this covid shit. How do people make friends in their 30s, i have no one to talk to all my friends are married now and shit. Cant even go out and socialize, reading books all day is getting tiring
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>>18955 >How do people make friends in their 30s I've got some bad news for you...
>>18965 There must be hope for me anon, there must. Do people even care about genuine friendships anymore, or is it all just spectacle?
>>18965 A lot of millenials are not married. I really don't see it as any different than making friends when I was 25. Unfortunately most will come through work.
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>>18976 Ok 8man.

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Fiction Reading Anonymous Comrade 11/15/2020 (Sun) 04:43:59 No. 18927 [Reply] [Last]
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.

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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>>18800 >black people is more industrial and the whitoid barbaric >black people is an evolutionary step forward from whites Based if true. But seriously though, you must be a dumbass to think the orcs being anything other than Tolkien monkey brained hatred for modern industrial capitalism.
>>18821 >[orcs] is an evolutionary step forward from whites I missed this part of the story.
>>18803 wow a retarded social media meme, i have been proven wrong reminder tolkien was explicitly against race mixing and he even shoved that into his books
>>18821 >hurr muh black supremacy is totally ok because 'fugg de whitey!' Sakaism >>>/out/ >Tolkien monkey brained hatred for modern industrial capitalism The guy was an idealist who experienced war, racism and the disgusting results of industrial capitalism and therefore longed for simple peaceful life without such complex things. He was a writer, not a politician and therefore his idealism is merely his lament of that. I hardly see this as a bad thing. While I am by far no Tolkienist or agree with his political ideas, his literature and statements are inoffensive in the least, especially compared to twits like Ayn Rand, Terry Goodkind, H.P. Lovecraft and George Orwell. >>18843 >muh meme <doesn't pay attention to the links pointing to posts on Tolkien's hatred for Hitler and racism. <Doesn't pay attention to Tolkien's dislike for allegorical bullshit. Ok skimreader >muh books no racemixing Bitch where? Just because the elves are pretentious pricks about Orcs and others doesn't mean shit. FFS Orcs are - in the lore of the story - elves corrupted by the wiles of Sauron. This is based on the inspiration for Orcs themselves, being forest demons and dark counterparts of elves in North European mythology, from people who, at the time of creating said elves were 99% unaware of black people. >explicitly against BITCH WHERE? I don't recall this in any of this works.
>>18843 >tolkien was explicitly against race mixing and he even shoved that into his books The human king marries and elf lol.

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V for Vendetta Anonymous Comrade 11/11/2020 (Wed) 22:11:37 No. 18810 [Reply] [Last]
Was he /ourguy/? Did he do anything wrong? What should we make of the story (movie or comic book)?
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>>18819 This sounds about right. The whole great man angle is excessively liberal, and it confused the shit outta 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, so meh, 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.
>>18819 If you think this comic represents Moore's politics you're dumb.
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>>18842 Correct, if you want a better representation of his politics you should read Brought to Light.
>>18839 The movie actually have 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. >>18842 True that. 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 might be much better now, but back then he was Stan Lee level of scumbagery. Which hilariously enough the same thing that made Moore hate his biggest fanboy Grant Morrison. He did became a much better person after getting fucked over by corporate but that’s decades later.
Propaganda of the Deed: The Comic

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Drawing thread Anonymous Comrade 02/05/2020 (Wed) 01:05:52 No. 5948 [Reply] [Last]
Post about drawing and painting and related
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Yo! Does anyone have any resources about anatomy? I really want to get into it
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>>18569 Well I posted some anatomy guides early up in the thread, here's some more >>18473 Not great art, but nice doodles, keep doing that, you might get good at it and make some comic strips like Existential Comics.
>>18576 >cartoonshit You're a fucking retard have you ever opened an art book? All of the things posted are featured in such books.
>>18569 Just look up medical diagrams of what you want to study break it down, then take tutorials as additional material (proko is pretty good and feee for anatomy) to take whatever works for you to break it down into simple forms, and just find a lot of reference photos and practice reconstructing them, in a different perspective if you can for extra practice.
>>18781 (In the end the best anatomy study is the one you do yourself)

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Movie Night cytube Anonymous Comrade 11/08/2020 (Sun) 18:02:46 No. 18656 [Reply] [Last]
Posting again from GET because it seems like that board is mostly consumed by the /leftytrash/ general. Wanted to start up a Bunkerchan movie nights thread. I'm thinking tomorrow evening I'm going to stream Reds on cytube to kick off some regular movie nights. Anybody can do the stream of course, nothing it stopping you, but I figured in the future people can suggest some movies or just announce their stream and people can come in. I might stream Reds later tonight, but aiming for tomorrow just because I've got a family thing I need to go to. Next movie after Reds, I was thinking maybe a labor documentary. There are a couple out there following strikes and shit like that, could be fun.
A good thread idea m8 but FYI we have a movie nights thread, feel free to revive it.
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Plutocracy is an excellent series on the history of organized labor in the United States.
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>>18656 How will I find your stream, toveri?
>>18666 Man I'll post it or something I dunno. I know this is pretty poorly planned but it's because I was just waffling on what day I wanted to do it since I'm busy tonight. I'm going to do it tomorrow around 8pm est. But like I said if anyone wants to commandeer the resurrection of movie night for their own streams have at it, pick a movie and post a link to a cytube stream. >>18660 That does look pretty good! There is also a criterion collection movie called Harlan County, USA that is about a relatively large coal strike in the 70s. I'm not sure if I can stream it directly from the browser, me and some friends share a criterion account. I know some other services have ways of detecting if you are recording your screen and will block it with a black box. It looks like that particular documentary is on YouTube too though so I guess it doesn't matter.
We should watch some Soviet works too. Such as >>14812 or Come and See or even Soviet Comedies and discuss.


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