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Anonymous Comrade 04/30/2020 (Thu) 12:16:52 No. 8997 [Reply] [Last]
Now that the dust has settled, what's your verdict?
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>>10935 The sparrows were based on Protestantism, and Protestantism was probably the closest you'll get to a "progressive" movement for the masses in the middle ages so yes
Funny how its already forgotten for the most part as soon as it ended.
Elvis the Alien did a decent review of why the final season is so bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2R3zKCBAmw
>>11604 Was I the only one reminded of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when Jown hid from the ice-dragon's flames behind rocks? That shit looks exactly like that.

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Rail Appreciation Thread Anonymous Board owner 08/15/2019 (Thu) 22:33:23 No. 11238 [Reply] [Last]
It's that time again. Post trams and trains and other rail vehicles. Both vehicles from AES and c*pitalist countries welcome.

I am looking for this one very aesthetic picture of a tram going down a grassy incline. I think it was from Czechoslovakia but not sure.
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>>11499 >>11497 Thank you based admins, now I won't have to worry that this thread sinks because of spamfags.
>>11511 They made the new one anyway LMAO
>>11575 Redirect the retards here and report it. It doesn't belong there.
>>11584 >>11575 Kek the admins got mad
>>11603 >>11584 >>11575 >>11511 >TFW the thread is moved to hobby so it doesn't constantly sink and people stop posting Kek.

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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>>10757 >>10908 >>10909 Recognising good effort posts. >>10910 >>10911 >>11010 she protec she attac but most of all she want a hema anime bacc >>11548 Other George Silver channel (a bit cringe and low quality but has been active as a club for 20 years): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrDy16tSbklzWkqaunMGdzw And Georgie's books:

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>>11532 I paid more attention to the swords they were using tbh so I had to rewatch a couple of scenes. Some of the swords look like copies of the various hangers used in the first half of the 18th century. A couple showed up in James Miller's 1735 micro-treatise labelled as "faulchion". Here's Matt Easton with one them: https://youtu.be/-Km5tWrhU-4 >I felt that while a bit theatrical, it did so relatively realistically. I'd say so. There's nothing truly "offensive" about it. In Will's first encounter with Jack, you can see the sword he used was some sort of single edged spadroon after it got stuck. He closed in on Jack with a series of thrusts moments prior which is appropriate for the weapon. I also notice the usage of half hanging parries against attacks to the body in these kinds of movies which are perfectly valid actions. Films set in the age of smallsword onwards have it easy though. It seems that by the time that virtually all masters settled for mostly linear, right foot forward, lunge-based swordplay, the evolution of European (or at least British) fencing became more or less linear up to their contemporary forms. Backsword/broadsword fencing at that point was very much related to smallsword. They'd share similar footwork and most of the positions. Biggest difference is one could actually cut and the parries and positions might have adjustments to acommodate that. Various masters like Zachary Wylde would teach smallsword first as the foundation before moving on to broadsword. Even when the smallsword itself as a weapon fell out of use its martial knowledge survived as foil fencing. And just as broadsword and smallsword were related, so were the military sabre and foil. Just compare modern foil/epee/sabre guards and parries to the Napoleonic-era posters OP posted. Chances are, if your film is set around 1700s onwards and the choreography is based on modern fencing, you wouldn't be that far off. Foil/epee fencing with rapiers look weird but the really bad stuff happens when you base medieval fencing on absolute fiction. Hope I got all that stuff correct.
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>>11600 >Zachary Wylde
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>>11605 >James Miller (born 1947) is an American writer and academic. He is known for writing about Michel Foucault, philosophy as a way of life, social movements, popular culture, intellectual history, eighteenth century to the present; radical social theory and history of political philosophy. He currently teaches at The New School.
>>11600 >>11532 This entire thread reminds me of the phrase from the film, where, after Will announced that he made all the swords and practiced 3 hours a day, Captain Sparrow said he needed a girlfriend, kek.

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Television Anonymous Comrade 03/25/2020 (Wed) 03:35:09 No. 7366 [Reply] [Last]
Let's make a thread to discuss, review and analyze tv shows. Everybody is binging something these days. Argue about dvd commentaries, Post your thesis on King of the Hill, Reminisce about a tv show you used to watch but don't quite remember it's title. Just about anything related to shows. Post your highscore on those Ben 10 CN flash games. Anything goes.
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>>11086 SEASON FOUR?! That shit has gone on for four seasons? I stopped watching after season 1 ended and the big reveal was that he was Mr. Robot all along. Uninspired and lame. I did watch the beginning of the first episode of season 2 but it was literally unwatchable.
>>11208 keep going, it's kino
>>11086 I think one aspect of Mr Robot that isn't talked about nearly enough is the subject of waning US hegemony and the dollar's collapse as the world's reserve currency. In the backdrop of the show, fsociety's 5/9 hack wipes out all debt records held by E Corp, and causes a global recession that accelerates the world's adoption of their digital currency, Ecoin. There's a proposed accord to cement this decision, with China's signature being the deciding factor. The main villain of the series is a time-obsessed, trans woman hacker who moonlights as China's Minister of State Security, and is the reason why E Corp's CEO has his job in the first place. She is also the head of Deus Group (a la Bilderberg) who is heavily investing in a secret project that has something to do with time. It is unclear why this project is so important to her, but it is later revealed in a flashback that she is traumatized by the suicide of a lover after witnessing her forced marriage. For some reason said project requires access to resources found only in the Congo, which somehow isn't possible without China's complete annexation of the region. The agreement goes through: nations adopt Ecoin as the world's reserve currency at the expense of Chinese annexation of the Congo. This is never brought up again except to pigeonhole fsociety into a compromising position for seeking to undo their 5/9 hack. By Season 3, civil unrest is clearly broiling in America: E Corp's headquarters gets trashed by protestors and 71 of their datacenters get bombed by Chinese agents. I'm mentioning all of this because the very idea of revolution in America coming from "outside agitators" seems especially relevant now, but it's presented so uncritically here it begs the question as to what Sam Esmail was thinking. For him, "revolution" can only come in the form of some hyper-compartmentalized, neo-blanquist group. This sentiment remains unchanged into Season 4, where the remaining members of fsociety rob Deus Group of their Ecoin and proceed to anonymously, evenly redistribute all of their accumulated wealth into the digital wallets of the masses. Indeed, "the greatest redistribution of wealth in history" is literally depicted as a walk in the park. Worse yet, the main character's actions are explained away as being a product of his dissociative identity disorder. That's right, revolutionary thinking is a symptom of mental illness, and there's a more liberal, bourgeois person locked away deep in our minds stuck in an endless time loop.
>>11231 I mean its probably not brought up because almost every decent social-commentary TV show seems to do this nowdays.
>>11513 There's practically no social commentary to speak of, though. What little exists is used to shed light on characters' individual struggles, of mind and will. Like S4E07 where it's revealed that Elliot was sexually abused by his father, and that Mr Robot was his coping mechanism is great television, but that tells the audience nothing with regards to the world he helped create. His "revolution" happened numerous times throughout the show, but the audience is taught to ignore it so much to the point when Sam Esmail does bring attention to it, it feels highly disingenuous.

Children of the Revolution (2010) Anonymous Comrade 06/05/2020 (Fri) 01:25:01 No. 10220 [Reply] [Last]
Help me find this documentary by Shane O'Sullivan, please. I couldn't find any torrents. It's about Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu, the leaders of the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army respectively.
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There appear to be no torrents of this available. Someone should buy it, rip it, and upload a torrent. www.amazon.com/dp/B005BRSHBG/ref=atv_dp_oth_format_dvd_0
>>10595 It's also for streaming on Vimeo, only US$5 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/revolution
>>10647 Yes, but the original DVD will give a better quality video than a screen recorder.
>>10722 Doubt some comrade will spend 30 dollars on it. 5 dollars on the web-rip though? Highly possible.
bump there has to be a comrade with 5 dollars to spend on the web-rip

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serial experiments lain Anonymous Comrade 07/04/2020 (Sat) 15:07:01 No. 11191 [Reply] [Last]
I just watched this show after all the memes and several youtube videos trying to explain it. even after all that im still fucking confused by this series. So is lain god or not?
>>11192 >>11191 rather >>>/anime/ as they changed it fren. for fuck's sake it takes ages for them to just put new boards in the top bar, I assume it's because somethings fucked about the site's structure, but golly is it annoying.
>>11193 It's because only the site owner can do that and he is lazy.

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Why was the music in this series so fucking good? Anonymous Comrade 07/03/2020 (Fri) 12:24:31 No. 11142 [Reply] [Last]
Honestly think this, JJBA, OG Berserk, and Grave of the Fireflies are the greatest anime soundtracks ever made, with FMA:B still far ahead of the others? Why is it so fucking good?

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Anonymous Comrade 07/02/2020 (Thu) 09:55:02 No. 11067 [Reply] [Last]
Thoughts on pic related? I'm curious Duplicate thread: >>10875
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>>11125 No u brainlet
Ending was shit.
>>11079 Also Sam Esmail is a radlib; his twitter is almost nothing but your stereotypical anti-Trump, electoralist trite.
>>11079 this tbh, you have to look at mr robot as like alternative history. F society = anonymous and their movement = occupy wall street. F society is like what liberals wish lulzsec was
>>11069 thats if you watch the whole show. I choose to watch season 1 only an then cut it off

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Bill Brand Anonymous Comrade 07/02/2020 (Thu) 03:26:37 No. 11054 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone else seen this? It's a TV series about a left-wing labour MP in the 1970s basically becoming disillusioned with Labour's potential for socialist transformation. I think it's pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-JyGTq9Nw https://newsocialist.org.uk/bill-brand-and/
>>11054 I'll try watching it. Thanks

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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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