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The Flood / Re: A dog showed up on my porch today
« on: Today at 08:23:11 PM »
Deej tries to purge the remnants of the old userbase every 4 months or so
Deej still exists?

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Serious / Re: Coronavirus panic room thread
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:46:04 PM »
You can't fool me Mr. Gates, I'm not getting your satanic chip.

Death rate dropped because no one is going to the doctor to get vaccines. Wake up.
Bruh, without the chip the 5G waves will just kill you.

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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: May 22, 2020, 03:34:45 PM »

I may have a workaround for the hitch up. Don't think of it as practice. I'll tell you why.

I've posted a few bits of my work here, and if you've seen them, you may be surprised to know that I personally can't draw for shit, moderate at best. My work is the result of over a decade of experimentation and combining all of my favorite digital mediums together into one piece. I use 3d rendering programs and models, stitched real world photography, and a few custom scripts and brushes I made to distort and recombine all of my images together into one thing. It's all actually a very big process when I get going. Imagine what it was like for me when I didn't know anything and I was teaching myself how to do all of this for the first time.

I learned how to do all of this through practice, of course, but I didn't view it as practice. To me, I wanted to nail the imagery I imagined. Every time I made a new image, it was my chance to push my abilities and knowledge further and get one step closer to achieving my desired result. I think if you start to view it as simply practice, you add rigormoral to the process, which sucks the fun out of what you do. Of course, art is a balance between rigor and fun. When you work, don't think too much of the technical details. Just focus on doing. Making something come alive and captivating. You'll learn as you work anyway.

Unfortunately my current goal is to learn to draw human anatomy which is basically entirely practice. I don't really plan on doing any fully composed character art until I've progressed more. I've got a ton of ideas to put to paper (or digital canvas) but they're all on hold right now until I have achieved the skill required to execute them how I envision. A little bit of practice everyday isn't as enjoyable as drawing things I am comfortable with but I can handle that much so long as I can just maintain the motivation to draw period. That's my biggest issue, honestly. For a while now I've felt like doing virtually nothing. Not just art. I haven't practiced just about all of my hobbies for months. The only thing I've really been doing lately is sleeping, lurking on forums, and watching crap on YouTube.

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Gaming / Re: my fucking Xbox just died on me.
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:31:04 AM »
The power brick is the problem? Can you not buy a new one? I had to buy several for 360 over the years.

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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:38:26 PM »
Is it obvious yet that I keep hesitating to start practicing bodies?
Just do it. Start with rough sketchy shapes, and don't worry about refining the image. It's fine if it looks like complete shit.
Just remember, loose and sketchy. Using basic shapes can help a lot too.
It's not actually that I'm too worried about the sketches being shitty. I can draw bodies decently well as long as I have a reference (obviously still nowhere near perfect). It's just that the task of practicing new things in general seems really tedious and tbh depression is really screwing with my motivation to do anything productive, but that's how it goes I guess.

I'm actually going to try to suck it up and commit to drawing at least one full body pose a day. Hopefully other circumstances won't wreck my determination as they have been for a while now.

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The Flood / Re: Ngl forgot this place existed lmao
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:41:34 PM »
i am happy to see it's still doing well.
You're the first person I've seen suggest that the current state of this site is "doing well."
It's doing better now than it did 6 months ago
but at what cost?
The deaths of thousands of boomers.

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The Flood / Re: Ngl forgot this place existed lmao
« on: May 21, 2020, 02:13:46 PM »
i am happy to see it's still doing well.
You're the first person I've seen suggest that the current state of this site is "doing well."

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The Flood / Re: Ngl forgot this place existed lmao
« on: May 21, 2020, 01:25:50 PM »
So what reminded you?

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The Flood / Re: Art Hub
« on: May 21, 2020, 07:11:48 AM »
More stuff.





Is it obvious yet that I keep hesitating to start practicing bodies?

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The Flood / Re: Sleep deprivaion
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:29:27 AM »
The past couple of days have entirely been a vivid hallucination and this is your sub-conscious telling you to go to sleep before you slip any further into dissociative mania.

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:25:00 AM »
Your mental state can be negatively affected simply by having too much or too little of certain vitamins, or just having a poor gut micro-biome. You don't have to have a chronic condition. If fact research over the last few years has shown that depression and diet are often linked, and even just taking probiotics has helped people just as well as taking anti-depressants.

If you just don't take care of your body at all, then it won't be able to function properly. You'll have greater levels of pain, increased fatigue, imbalanced hormones, a myriad of various issues that aren't going to be overcome until you actually start to take care of your body.
again, you're cheating the argument

obviously, if you're in the hole, there's nowhere else to go but up—but that's not the conversation

when it comes to my fitness, i'm not in any sort of hole right now, so this doesn't even apply to me
I'm not talking about whatever your current condition is. I'm talking about being genuinely unhealthy. If you aren't experiencing any of the issues I listed then I would not define you as having poor health. But if you don't at least make some attempt to take care of your body then it's inevitable that you will end up with one or more of these issues.

It's your body, you treat it how you want to. I just don't believe you're going to have lasting happiness if you don't take care of it.

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 20, 2020, 08:06:55 AM »
I don't see how someone can be physically unhealthy and it not affect their mental health in a negative way. Physical and mental health are very interdependent. My personal experience with this fact is very visceral.
this is a graver insult to the intelligence of humanity than i could ever personally muster up
What, are you trying to say that the two things aren't interdependent?
i'm saying it's a sign of lower intelligence if you don't actively try to put the mental at the forefront

you're not your body
Okay but that doesn't negate the fact that if you are physically un-well your mental well being will be negatively impacted.
not if you have other things going for you that are more important

either way, this is about physical wellness making you happier, not the inverse

obviously, if you're morbidly obese or have a terminal illness or something extreme like that, then you have a point
Your mental state can be negatively affected simply by having too much or too little of certain vitamins, or just having a poor gut micro-biome. You don't have to have a chronic condition. In fact research over the last few years has shown that depression and diet are often linked, and even just taking probiotics has helped some people as well as taking anti-depressants.

If you just don't take care of your body at all, then it won't be able to function properly. You'll have greater levels of pain, increased fatigue, imbalanced hormones, a myriad of various issues that aren't going to be overcome until you actually start to take care of your body.

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:41:18 AM »
I don't see how someone can be physically unhealthy and it not affect their mental health in a negative way. Physical and mental health are very interdependent. My personal experience with this fact is very visceral.
this is a graver insult to the intelligence of humanity than i could ever personally muster up
What, are you trying to say that the two things aren't interdependent?
i'm saying it's a sign of lower intelligence if you don't actively try to put the mental at the forefront

you're not your body
Okay but that doesn't negate the fact that if you are physically un-well your mental well being will be negatively impacted.

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:31:48 AM »
I don't see how someone can be physically unhealthy and it not affect their mental health in a negative way. Physical and mental health are very interdependent. My personal experience with this fact is very visceral.
this is a graver insult to the intelligence of humanity than i could ever personally muster up
What, are you trying to say that the two things aren't interdependent?

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:10:50 AM »
I don't see how someone can be physically unhealthy and it not affect their mental health in a negative way. Physical and mental health are very interdependent. My personal experience with this fact is very visceral.

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Serious / Re: Discussion: The Ego and Group Identity vs Criticism
« on: May 19, 2020, 04:55:50 PM »
Well I definitely believe that you should always pay attention to what your opposition or anyone you happen to disagree with is saying to effectively gain an understanding of what they believe. As you entertain different ideas and perspectives, you get to grips with whatever logic may be behind them and weigh it against your own logic and values. Most of the time your beliefs are probably not going to change, but you should always be open to the idea that they can change because you along with everyone else is still vastly more ignorant than you are wise. You should always scrutinize your own beliefs, especially those you strongly identify with. Make them your own, and not purely just an emulation of the beliefs of other people.

Unfortunately the tribal nature of humans would not have the majority of people practice this. That is why I believe that the greatest thing people can be taught is to think for themselves. To not blindly follow established ideas and believe in something simply because some authority told you that you should, and to actually understand why any idea is truly worth believing in.

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The Flood / Re: Attack on Titan is good
« on: May 19, 2020, 03:16:16 PM »
First post from Flee in a long while and it's about Flee liking anime...

Something is very wrong.
Quarantine making people go crazy.

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The Flood / Re: Covid lockdown status update
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:23:03 PM »
tbh it's almost unbelievable how much my life hasn't changed during all this.

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The Flood / Re: Loaf stopped posting
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:17:20 PM »

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What I'm wondering is what random person/customer is gonna be walking around with a marker, paper, and tape to put a sign up.

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so let's be more concerned about what people actually do to each other rather than how we describe each other
Well, like I said before. Even if I might not understand it, people have the right to call themselves whatever they want. I don't really care.

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But what is the utility of putting all other races into a single category separate from whites instead of just viewing each one as their individual race? That seems very weird to me.
for those contexts in which referring to non-white races collectively would be convenient, especially when whites are a majority

"black people need more representation in government" is one statement
"asian people need more representation in government" is another
"indigenous people need more representation in government" is yet another

you could say these one at a time if you wanted, or you could save time with a catch-all term such as "people of color"
I suppose, but it definitely seems like it can be a double edged sword to me used by people who want to completely separate whites from all other races in any and all contexts.

I guess there will always just be people who will take virtually anything and try to use it in a negative or counterproductive way.

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But what is the utility of putting all other races into a single category separate from whites instead of just viewing each one as their individual race? That seems very weird to me.

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The Flood / Re: Today is Goku Day
« on: May 09, 2020, 04:37:34 PM »
Vegeta is better.

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idk man, I think using the word color/ed is silly regardless.
Colored has a long/negative history of racist context, but it's also (PoC included) primarily used to describe black people. Other races/ethnicity are sort of an afterthought. "Non-white" sounds bad, but I also think our naming conventions for all this stuff is just bad/inadequate and ultimately kinda pointless to begin with. Like the way we define white, for example.
I figured it was another case of people trying to reclaim more language that was used to denigrate their race in the past. What I don't understand about the term "people of color" is that it still divides whites and all other races, which to me seems exactly like what white racists want to do. People have a right to call themselves whatever they want, though, so I don't really care in the end.

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how the fuck did this become about racism the boy just wanna say the n word
Another day another bait thread
Bring them on. The more activity, the better.

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Gaming / Re: Playing through Dark Souls
« on: May 08, 2020, 03:23:40 PM »
Spoiler
Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?
Spoiler
you know, somehow, i never actually realized how that could be a source of confusion

regardless, he can't use spears either; he's short just 1 Dex point
Spoiler
Can't even use spears at lvl 1? Wow. Is there no ring that boosts dexterity like DKS3 has? I can't even remember. Or would that somehow invalidate the sl1 challenge, I wonder.

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Gaming / Re: Playing through Dark Souls
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:30:03 PM »
Don't forget to pick up that lightening spear tho
You'll need it
it's a SL1 run, so he can't use those anyway

the requirement parameters for even the least-demanding talismans in the game require 10 Faith; at SL1, you only have 8

there's still some pretty powerful pyromancies to work with, though
Spoiler
Is he talking about the miracle, though, or the actual lightning spear that the mimic in Sen's Fortress drops?

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Serious / Re: Why don't people care about the Biden allegations?
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:09:22 PM »
>Trump brags about sexual assault
>It was just a joke
>Biden is accused of sexual assault
>It definitely happened

This is the exact type of shit I was talking about in the OP. Not really responding to genghis but the fact that this meme even exists....
This is the extent of tribalism in modern day western society. At least we can be thankful that the opposing sides aren't just killing each other like in most of human history. .  I guess. .

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Yes.

That's what I would call ignorant racism.
I think that clears things up, thanks.

I'm assuming you mean that the person doesn't actually hate whatever specific minority but just isn't understanding how they are being insensitive.

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