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No. 182331[Reply]

Do you believe that it's a real thing? Do you think that you spend too much time online, and that it's affecting your life?

To be honest, I think I'd be way happier if I cut my internet time and picked up a productive hobby, but I just can't bring myself to do it for some reason.
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No. 183615

>>183614
Are you sure it's not actually because the movie or tv show is shit?

No. 183654

>>183614
>>183585

I have the same problem. I can spend all day just browsing imageboards, sometimes webcomics keep me occupied for a while but that's about it.
I watch movies every so often but when I do so on my laptop I almost always open a tab of an imageboard next to it or put the two in little windows next to eachother. With that distraction nearby it's very difficult to actually sit through a slow-paced scene, whereas I actually love very old films with slow-paced stories.
The only way for me to actually pay attention throughout the entire film is to play it on a large tv screen, deliberately put my phone and the remote away and preferably watch it with other people.
It's getting ridiculous.

No. 183669

>>183612
Hey, thanks for the idea. I've been wanting to take up either of those as a hobby anyway. Which one would you say is easier for beginners to learn?

No. 183693

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>>183669
Crocheting is much, much easier. If you make a mistake, it's very easy to undo it. I can basically crochet simple patterns while watching subbed anime because I don't need to look at it. I haven't attempted to knit a sweater or anything because you can't watch anime as easily. And if you do make something and decide you hate it, it's very easy to unravel and do it again.

I learnt how to do it when I was a kid, so if I can do it, anyone can do it. Just find a book with a lot of pictures, or watch youtube videos that go over stitches slowly.

http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/granny-blanket

This is a very easy to pattern to do once you get the hang of crocheting. I'm just using the basic instruction in one colour to make a giant blanket for myself. It'll probably take me 50+ more anime episodes to finish, which is how I prefer it.

Sorry for the long post, I just really like crocheting and knitting.

No. 183703

>>183693
This is great! I appreciate the long post, and it's always nice to hear about something someone is passionate about. I'm seriously going to give crocheting a go now. Thanks so much!



No. 182092[Reply]

Anyone watching lasagnacat?
Youtube hasn't been this fresh in years.
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No. 182326

the best one

No. 183268

garfield without garfield is better tbh

No. 183620

I love Lasagnacat.

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No. 183702

omf
FUCK THANK YOU I DIDN'T KNOW THEY STARTED BACK UP



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No. 180185[Reply]

I don't know where to put this, but apparently people are shitting their pants over Jontron not being a lefty liberal like they think he was/should be, and there's a shitstorm being documented on /pol/ over it.

>alternatives to Jontron

>Gamegrumps
>Onision
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No. 181017

>>180987

>Most unpopular election ever.


The voter turn out was at 54%. This compared to 54% in 2012, 57% in 2008, and 55% in 2004. The most unpopular election was in 1924, with 48% turnout.

No. 181018

jontrons opinions are basically babby's first week on /pol/. To be honest the way his fans are freaking out on him isn't helping because now the actual /pol/tards are going to watch him and become his fanbase and he's going to pander to them instead. (See Tammy Lahren)

No. 181026

>>181017
Source?

No. 181084

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No. 183673

>>180188
> everyone has their own opinions but he makes it seem that anyone that doesn't share his are wrong

I dunno if OP is an SJW or not, but my god, the irony and lack of self-awareness is so unreal.



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No. 111423[Reply]

Old thread ( >>>/b/20965 ) is now on bump-limit

Gossip about celebrities. Just shit-talk away.
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No. 183566

>>183448
Honestly this is so true nowadays, whatever happened to subcultures? Preps, goths, emos, nerds whatever? I'm not saying those labels were good but at least you had a little more individuality.
Sure you get the occasional metalhead or weird kid but for the most part, go to any high school today and it's all the same shit. They all look the same, listen to the same music… it's kind of creepy. I blame social media

No. 183567

>>183566
This is so true. I graduated high school in 2015 and didn't realize it until afterward but basically everyone was a slight variation of some middle ground – some people a little geekier, some a little sportier, but no subcultures.

I read a pretty interesting thread the other day about how kids these days are just less likely to rebel because it's impossible to lie to them and say "oh just go to college you'll get a great job after high school just live your life and relax for now!" because information is so widespread now. So you have kids trying to get as far ahead as possible and rushing into adulthood. Not to mention that with the internet, people are afraid to be as open about their hobbies/subcultures because they're afraid of ending up in a viral video. You see it with pranks, too. My school's senior pranks were abysmal. Senior Skip Day? The faculty threatened anyone who attended with being banned from walking at graduation.

Basically it's comes down to teens having higher expectations placed on them and the adults in their lives being far more overbearing.

sage for OT

No. 183648

>>183567
>>183566
You could argue there is a wider range of opportunities for "who to be" for young people today, but that the idea of tribes has sort of weakened until everyone is into a bit of everything rather than being stuck as the emo, the jock etc.
Young people definitely have a higher scrutiny on their online self-presentation that the previous generations did, every kid in highschool is stalking on each others Instagram and searching for flaws, but joining subcultures has never been so accessible. Mp3 players and ipods led to people admitting to having more eclectic music tastes (because Music was easily shared, downloaded and listened to), and I think that the same has happened with social identities from youtube, instagram etc. Rather than just copying trends from that one niche group in highschool, kids are experimenting with youtube drag gurus and goths and everything else. In turn all of these content providers are borrowing from each other. Trends are boosted so loudly that if they don't take hold, then they die faster.
Everything is flattening and becoming homogeneous but I think it's more from everything overall being mixed together than everyone copying the exact same source.

No. 183657

>>183566
there is a subculture right now. it's called "genderqueer"

No. 183667

>>181950
What I want to know is how someone can go from looking like your average pasty British teenager to looking like a Middle Eastern porno actress.

Genuinely puzzled, had no idea it was this easy to look like a whole different race.



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No. 67967[Reply]

Can we have a general language thread? I've searched /g/'s and /b/'s catalogs and all the language threads are for Japanese specifically, so I wanted to make one for all languages. There seem to be a pretty varied amount of languages here, to be sure.

What other languages do you speak? Are any of you learning a new language, or interested in helping someone with a language? Maybe make some language exchange buddies?
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No. 110184

>>109865
I'm native German and people really have to pay attention and talk to me when I'm tired to notice I have an accent in English (because when I'm tired I pronounce w like v sometimes), and in Japan people ask me if I was born here all the time (because I'm visibly not 100% ethnically Japanese). You can absolutely not have an accent in a foreign language you learn later.

No. 173503

>>110180
Michel Thomas is awesome if you're like me and are awful at speaking. Unlike other methods, you're speaking and constructing full sentences from the very beginning.

Also, are there any French-speaking farmers who want to do language/culture exchange? French, Belgian, Swiss, Quebecois, doesn't matter.

No. 183647

Can speak Polish, learning Lakota, Samoan and Russian

No. 183650

My mother tongue is English, because I was born in and spent my early childhood years in California.

I've spent most of my life living in Czech Republic. I had several years of elementary education in Czech, but after that I was transferred to an English-speaking school, where I stayed until the end of high school.

So my Czech is lackluster due to the fact that I never use it, but I'd say my understanding of it is near-fluent, even if my ability to speak it properly has gone down a ton.

My English is wayyyy better than my Czech, but let's be honest here - Czech isn't useful. English is extremely useful. I think I'm glad that I switched schools.

No. 183659

>>183650
no way! i'm from czech republic too! wow, never knew i would see someone from cz on lolcow.

my parents are russian but i was born in czech republic, so i'm fluent at both languages and can write/read as well. i'm currently taking french courses and i hate it, i'd much rather learn german. our french teacher is absolutely useless. i'd like to switch to german, but there's no such option, so i'll probably keep flinging french and start learning german in my free time.



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No. 181863[Reply]

Can we discuss this without the thread being sent to /sty/? Is this really as bad as leftists are trying to make it out to be?
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No. 183611

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having a sexual orientation is transphobia!

these are the people who "just want to pee" who are forcing themselves on lesbians in lesbian spaces.

No. 183616

>>183602
>>183603
>>183605
>>183607
>>183608
>>183610
>>183611
And they wonder why people hate them?

A few years ago I used to be very pro-trans but since I have seen shit like this now I just back away. They really think the universe owes them everything and a lot of this is just straight up rapey.

>inb4 tranny bitches about this post


You know what fuck it, i'm done. Say what you wan but if trannies keep going around doing this shit the whole of society is going to be done with them soon.

No. 183621

>>183598
Your intent was clearly to dismiss the issue because "there's not many of them", don't play dumb anon.

And sure, but guess what? Everyone deals with harassment, that's not a gendered issue, if you exist in public, you'll deal with harassment sometimes. That doesn't mean it's something we should just accept.

I love how you ignored where I asked you to clarify one of the dumber points you made, and then agreed with a bunch of your post to try to make it out that I'm clearly just trying to disagree with everything you say to argue.

I think you made some stupid points and attempted to dismiss real issues that can result from potential legislative decisions, but I think you made some good ones as well. Just because something happens doesn't mean it should happen, or that people should just accept that it does.

No. 183622

>>183611
This one is fucking crazy. Yes, whether I'm into vaginas or penises is a hard line and therefore a non-negotiable boundary. Because I'm the one to decide what is and isn't negotiable.

No. 183639

>>183610
Oh that's gross. Stealing your sister's panties to get hard in and fetishize? That's weird as fuck and she should tell her parents so they can tell him to knock it the fuck off. Like, that's really unacceptable behaviour of a brother, cross dresser or not.



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No. 44450[Reply]

Since this was brought up in another thread, why not start our own thread dedicated to music?

Post anything related to music: bands you like, genres you listen to, instruments you play, any musical pieces you're working on, that one time at band camp…..etc.
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No. 182905

Some of y'all have great taste.

No. 182976

>>44450
everything about this band is gr8 but no one i know irl gives a shit about pretentious artsy rock so

No. 182978

>>182180
I thought if hate this from your description but this song is grand

No. 182979


No. 183624

When I need to get shit done, I put on a soundtrack, usually the Doom or original Half-Life soundtrack. Both had great soundtracks imo



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No. 178735[Reply]

Post your experiences with religious or not cults or simply fanatism experiences with any religions you have been part of.

I'll start with some articles on Heaven's Gate since I got no experiences myself.

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/15/anatomy_of_a_mass_suicide_the_dark_twisted_story_behind_a_ufo_death_cult/

http://gizmodo.com/the-online-legacy-of-a-suicide-cult-and-the-webmasters-1617403237
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No. 178759

>>178758
No, most likely not.

They're probably talking about ~spells, witchcraft~ and other crap. Wicca isn't really cult like.

No. 178763

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>>178758
wicca is a nature based religion with a god and goddess. when they do their coven meetings, skyclad or not, they're probably doing rituals to appease nature and their gods. then probably what >>178759 said; comparing notes, spells, talking about future gatherings/sabbats and drinking tea. Secrecy is power in most magic based religions, so being tight-lipped about things keeps their power theirs.

Also, while sex magic is definitely a thing in it, it's not something they would do every time, it would have to coincide with something or a specific goal.

http://spells-witchcraft.org/the-great-rite.htm
http://spells-witchcraft.org/wiccan-sex.htm for example, this shit.

No. 178783

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With the circle-jerk nature of most websites now a days, have there been any cults started recently on a blog, social media, or a forum?

>inb4 sjws or incels are a cult

I don't blame you for feeling this way. With how they attack anyone who question their beliefs. But let's keep on topic.

No. 183588

Just watched a documentary called "The Institute" about an art installation made to look like a cult. They used a lot of imagery/ideas from common cults. Then they sent people around San Francisco looking for clues and bringing them on a wild journey.

Just thought some of you might be interested in seeing it. I'd love to come across something like this in my own city.

No. 183590

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>>178758
Have you seen the movie The Love Witch? It's like that.



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No. 181217

truly bizarre

No. 183284

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No. 183506

>>183284

who is this?!

No. 183520

>>112381
nice murdoch murdoch ref ;)



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No. 84879[Reply]

Anyone as obsessed at the moment as I am?
I've dabbled in the past but this season is just too good.
A few people I've talked to from here have enjoyed it, and it just seems like the kinda thing us bitches would enjoy anyway. Didn't see a thread though.

Obviously season 8 spoilers within.
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No. 180668

>>180572
Bianca and Adore are the best ever and the shade of Bianca and simpleness of Adore together is amazing beyond everything. Fucking love em. Jujubee was great in season, insufferable on facebook to follow post-DragRace. Worst judges were Gigi Hadid and the other model, they clearly werent all there.

No. 183445

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did anyone else here watched the shitty vid from the premiere?

Aja is BUSTED. She literally has been copying naomi ever since season 8 started airing (she used to have a different style). and the worst part is that her makeup is nowhere compared to naomi so she just looks cheap. but she's young and twinky so everyone in the rpdr fanbase is acting like they aren't similar and they call naomi desperate for daring to make jokes about it. she's just so bad sigh

the first five looks are naomi's premiere looks, the last one is Aja's premiere look…i hope someone here agrees with me.

No. 183478

>>183445
Yes oh my god, Aja is so basic and so was her 'meet the queens'AND her entrance look which looks like a garbage bag. She can dance better than Naomi tho, I'll give her that.

No. 183479

Nicole Paige Brooks is best queen

No. 183502

>>183478
>She can dance better than Naomi tho, I'll give her that.

Naomi makes Raja look like a high energy performer.

Aja is weirdly off-putting. People have been posting performances everywhere and each one I watch is a blend of tryhard and awkward. She'll probably be Tumblr's fave in no time.



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