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No. 173978[Reply]

I looked through the catalog and didn't find one (forgive me if there is and I missed it) so I thought I'd make one. Post recipes, cooking tips, talk about cooking, etc.

I'll start. I'm pretty young (recently turned 18) and have only been cooking for a couple years. I learned because no one else in my family knew how to cook and it turned into one of my favorite pastimes. I particularly love baking deserts and cooking Asian recipes such as Thai chicken.

Pic is raspberry cheesecake that I saw on google.
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No. 417117

Thank you, anons. Those pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sound delicious, I can't wait to try making them!

No. 420721

yaaaaahhh this is an awesome recipe thank you, anon! i copied this into a little app i use for recipes, i'm so psyched to make it. there's a cardenas near me that has pretty good, not quite homemade sofrito but not quite mass produced either, should be great!

No. 422113

do you guys know any healthier recipe sites? i am looking for more dinner recipes i can try that are on the healthy side!!

No. 422119

there's a book out there called japanese soul cooking, i've been eyeing it, looks like comfort food recipes, mainly. anyone seen this?

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dropped pic, sorry!

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No. 407523[Reply]

Inspired by the What scares you? thread.

Have you ever had any paranormal experiences?
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No. 408094

She scampered off before I opened it, I felt compelled. Since then I don't even like looking out windows at night.

No. 408221

it's strange but, the only story I believe on here is this one. The ghost hauntings are just delusion or overactive imagination.

Four of my family members claim to have seen triangular UFOs in the 80s and 90s. And two of them witnessed one together. I'm extremely jealous of people who have seen them.

No. 408368

Sorry if it's too long, but I need to contextualize it
When I was a 14, I was diagnosed with chronic depression. By the time I was 17 I'd done a few treatments but nothing really helped me significantly. So my mom decided to take me to this place where ceremonies of an african-based religion took place. This religion is quite common in my country so I wasn't scared.
This is how each ceremony went:
1st we would sing songs to call the good spirits
2nd we would do a circle and keep circling around the room
3rd we would keep circling around the room but this time, we had to spin our own bodies at the same time (like the earth that rotates in its own orbit while also rotating in the sun's orbit)
4th the "Father" (he was like a priest of some kind) would have a talk with us
I went to these ceremonies a few times, that's how I know how everything went because on the first ceremony, during the 1st part, I "fainted". Or at least that was my impression when I woke up on the floor with the Father's helper trying to wake me up by doing crosses on my forehead with powder coal. My mom says that I was gone for about 2 minutes, that I just fell to the ground and that my body started convulsioning and my eyes were rolling. At the end of the ceremony the Father said that was an evil spirit who was glued to me for a long time, and that he was feeding on me or something; he also said that should grow my hair because my hair was my protection lmao
I went to this ceremony a few times after the first incident but rapidly grew bored of it

No. 408409

I always chalk this up to a weather balloon or something, but…

When I was 9 (the year 2000), I was in my front yard waiting for my mom to get my brother and sister out the door so she could take us to school.

I lived out in the middle of nowhere, by a mountain that the sun came up from. This morning, as the sun was coming up, what I can only describe as a classic UFO shaped thing (grey, round, with a small 'bubble' on top, but all grey) came floating over the mountain, slowly making its way directly over my house, above my head.

It was very low, probably only 20 ft above me, and completely silent. I saw it go over the mountain which is far taller than 20 ft, so it dropped altitude in the time it got to me.

I watched it float away and a few minutes later my mother returned to put us in the car. We had that morning routine for years and I never saw anything like it again.

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I probably did write my experiences in another thread before. I have 2 stories of mine (I remember one of them myself and the second is what I told my mom when I was little) + the story that took place when my mom was 7yo I think.

First one was when I was still living in the village (house build by my parents btw, so no spooky history). I told my mom that the old man visited me at night. Seems like he was not-so-scary spirit, since I wasn't terrified when talking about it to mom. Also after time some other ghosts joined him, because I said that "the room was filled with people".

Second one I can still remember myself. Took place after we had to sell our house in village and live in grandmas flat for half a year. One night I woke up and had to pee, so got up. While sitting on potty I turned my head to the hallway and saw 3 shadow people. First thing - they weren't solid black, they were transparent with no visible features besides their silhouette. There was a woman, with curly hair gesturing with her hands, standing in my room's doors. She was "talking" with a man, who was wearing a hat. At the end of hallway, next to my grandma's doors, there was a man leaning against the wall (just like in picrel). There was actually nothing creepy about them, they were basically acting like a real people during the day. I have been looking at them for a while and then went back to sleep. Also they did not react to me in any way while I was standing there.

Third story is my mom's - she has been living with grandma and siblings in tenement house. She once woke up in the middle of night and went to the kitchen. There, she heard someone heavily knocking their front doors, so she went to wake up grandma. Once grandma opened the door, there was no one in the hallway. Apparently their neighbor died this night.

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No. 396926[Reply]

This thread is for the discussion of transgenderism / trans ideology from a gender critical and radical feminist perspective. It was originally created by Admin as an amalgamation of the TERF and Transgender threads.

Gender critical and radical feminism define gender as sociological (feminine/masculine) and sex as biological (female/male). Woman is defined as an adult human female. Radical feminists seek to abolish gender as it is used by patriarchy to oppress women socially, reproductively, and financially. They strive to preserve women's spaces (such as restrooms, locker rooms, and health care providers) and areas of artistic and intellectual expression separate from men.

Trans ideology posits that one's gender is self-determined based on one's feelings and defines woman as the characteristics and behaviors traditionally ascribed to females by society. Increasingly, transactivists are conflating gender and sex and asserting that a person can self-identify both gender and sex.

Gender critical feminists strive to maintain the distinction between gender and sex. The conflation of gender and sex erases the biological reality of women, eliminates women-only spaces, and disestablishes women as a protected class. Existing laws and legislation currently being passed around the world allowing for self-identification on legal documents do not differentiate between gender and sex.

The acronym TERF (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism) is used primarily by transactivists and their allies to denigrate radical feminists and other women who express gender critical ideas. Transactivists portray TERFs as violent oppressors by virtue of their ideas alone.

Posts of related news and web articles are welcome. Posts of photos, videos, and blogs of transactivists for the purposes of discussion and critique are welcome. Please refrain from derailing, infighting, and ad hominem attacks. This thread is not intended for the general discussion of feminism, sexuality, misogyny, or misandry.

Radical Feminism thread >>>/ot/373459

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No. 408542

A friend of mine said her niece was having a hard time dating a "nb" TiF because she was just interested in girls and didn't want all the extra baggage.

It was kind of relieving to know young lesbians haven't all fallen for this shit.

No. 408569

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This is Kendrick Castillo just some nerdy highschool kid who was in the robotics club,he lunged towards the shooter and sacrificed his own life and temporary distracted them which was enough time for other classmates to get away

No. 408574

a real hero, that one. Feel bad for his family, hope they're able to find some measure of peace in his sacrifice

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No. 408792

Interesting that an FTM criminal is a "transexual" but MTF criminals are called women.

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No. 268249[Reply]

Post art you find hideous or bad.

Previous thread >>208764
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No. 364030

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i'm uncomfortable

No. 364066

i didn't think there was anything that could be done to make winnie the pooh more terrifying but here we are.

No. 364142

>more terrifying

No. 403278

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This is, allegedly, Game of Thrones fanart

No. 408663

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There's some pretty bad art on rule 34(use the new thread)

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No. 354915[Reply]

>touted as female only imageboard
>advertised heavily on lolcow before it's conception
>immediately full of trannies, shitposters (spoony) and men
>a million boards for basically no reason
>bans men and trannies who "out" themselves
>obvious maleposting runs rampant
>a (former) mod allowed her boyfriend to use the site
>advertised on/raided by r9k constantly
>shitty userbase
>bawwing about uwu mean anons
>constant complaints about lolcow, despite humble beginnings begging for users

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No. 391113

>bans men and trannies who "out" themselves
Why is this an issue on its own?

No. 398282

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Since this is CC, I wasn't sure whether or not this was to be taken as some maleposter mocking women, or a pick-me committing an embarrassing "haha so ironic" self-drag. Either way, cringe.
I kind of like CC, but sometimes I need to come back to LC, because the bullshit that flies there can be too much.

No. 398334

Sounds like a male poster but who the fuck knows

No. 408382

This thread died after the card-chan sperg kek

No. 409685

This thread was never thriving.

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No. 400120[Reply]

Last thread >>>/ot/391675
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No. 407213

I'd be on the lookout for hidden cameras, anon.

No. 407427

Thanks for your responses, it helped. I was just caught up in a weird anxiety spiral. Used to have pretty bad body dysmorphia and it seemed to suddenly come back.

Would take a xanax if I had one. lol

No. 407441

Okay kinda unbelievable that ive seen several anons say "im not transphobic but…" and even "trigger warnings" in posts. Whats this shithole becoming? Is there some kinda influx of total pussies in the userbase? I thought "imageboard culture" came with not worrying about offending anyone, or at least anyone who is offended knows to brush it off. What?

No. 407446

We need to be more vicious with newfags so they can learn to integrate

No. 407448

And why is your newfag ass bumping a thread that's old? There's a new vent thread.

We occasionally get those types of posters because of the nature of the site but they eventually go away.

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No. 406670[Reply]

Just curious what the investigation process entails. I have suspicions that they don't make it publicly known if they do investigate those cases. Yes, I am watching too much true crime tv.

No. 406673

We have a stupid questions thread, you know.

No. 406684

>tfw initially thought this was an animal crossing thread because of op pic
How dare you for misleading me

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No. 231750[Reply]

Following the newly made author cows thread - >>>/snow/516563, let's have a general writing life thread! Post your favorite writing tips, advice, inspiration, problems, questions, memes, and vents.
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No. 398795

Thank you very much, anon! I'm definitely going to try all different types but starting with free verse since it will be easiest for me. Thanks again for the link too!

No. 404063

OK anons, I have suddenly gotten this story idea that I really want to make something out of but I haven't written stories since I was a kid. I'm good at drawing, but never write. So, even if I make it into a graphic novel, it still needs good characters, flow, dialogue etc. Being new to it is kind of scaring me off the whole thing. I want it to be good you know? Any tips on how to proceed as a noob?

No. 405462


I think the most important thing about a story it's the purpose of the action. Sometimes I come up with stories full of rad characters in a nice setting. However, I lack an objective/purpose/goal for the story, so it isn't as appealing as I want it to be.

Try to write down what do you want in your story: the beginning and the end, the background, the plot twists, etc.
By the time you get to this point, I'm sure some good characters that fit the story would have come to your mind. Everything starts with the ending and storyline and then evolves from that. At least that's the easiest way I can think of writing a story without having different characters and backgrounds with no relation to each other.

Once you have the story, start writing the first chapters to see how comfortable you are with the setting and the personality of your characters. Since it's a graphic novel, writing with the speech people use on plays can help you (describing briefly the enviroment and composition of each scene, writing down dialogue, etc.).

Just try to be consistent and don't be insecure about writing down your thoughts, you can revise them later. Good luck!

No. 405464

I'm worried about the characters I make. I have a lot of unrelated stories on mind, but I think sometimes I repeat some archetypes and the characters are similar to each other. I heard some authors do that but not everyone realizes because the characters are from different stories/books/comics/etc.

ie. Alice from [insert generic book name] has almost the same personality as Beatrix from [insert another generic book name].

Do you have any tips for making characters unique when you have a lot of them?

No. 405466

This happens to everyone and my best tip is to just keep using them and writing for them. Their unique personalities will form after they have grown more character history. There's no shame in having archetypes or tropes because most real life people can resemble each other a lot so don't stress it too much tbh.

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No. 173704[Reply]

Post about any art thieves or tracers you come across. I'll start with one I've recently found on Line Webtoon. They have over 330,000 hearts and are a paid webcomic artist. They go by the name of SilentMaru. They trace off of Sweet Guy and possibly other comics but I haven't found them as of yet. More information will be posted here and when I'm done with the other comparisons of traced vs. original I will post them here. https://ecstacyhearts-exposed.tumblr.com/
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No. 405110

It depends. Using the same medium is completely fine but drawing your own stuff in somebody else’s style is derivative and boring. It’s always annoying to see someone emulating a popular artist’s style for clout without understanding the hard work that comes with developing your own, signature style. It’s almost on par with tracing imo.

No. 405133


Tip from my university: No one owns ideas or styles BUT no two styles are the same either.
Go ahead and take what you love about someones art and try it out yourself until you are happy with it, not until it looks the same. Maybe mix and match, let`s say you love themotives of Frida Kahlo and the paint style of Van Gogh, make your own thing out of it! (Just used those two classic ones because everyone knows them)

If you take someones art thinking "Mine should look exactly the same" and you will achieve that, no one will think it is truly your art - oh and it is also half the fun

No. 405259

I'm the one who asked the question. Very good tip, thanks. My drawings so far despite being inspired by doesn't look stolen anymore. Also, how does one make a genius art-style? (Not necessarily very good but original in this context?)

No. 405263

You literally said in their style which would imply copying another artist

No. 405369

oh god her style is hideous

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No. 392313[Reply]

I've seen a lot of discussion in various threads about Finding Neverland and wanted to be able to discuss it in depth without derailing. What did you think of it? Do you believe them? Do you think the movie will help educate people on the subject of child sexual abuse? What do you think of the parents?

I thought it was an amazing movie, despite being really difficult to sit through. I absolutely believe the victims 100% and I think a lot of people will learn from it if they're not Jacko stand who will just dismiss every word they say. It meant a lot to me because I was abused as a child in a very similar fashion (I was 7 with a 16 year old "boyfriend" who groomed me pretty much the exact same way- minus the celebrity element obviously). I also like how they discussed how in the case of celebrity abusers, the works is already groomed in a bizarre way and that's why you have people who will never believe the allegations no matter how much evidence.

I also found the response by the people in his life very telling. I was expecting his loved ones to dismiss it as all lies, but I was not expecting anyone to have the attitude of "well, his sexual needs were his sexual needs and they were happy to be there". I'm still trying to wrap my head around that statement.

As for the parents, I have a really hard time believing that throughout this entire thing, they didn't get some inkling of a red flag. I believe they were willfully turning a blind eye for the perks that came with being close to Jacko.
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No. 398444


HBO responds to claim Leaving Neverland has been pulled from its network

And reveals that the film was its "second most watched documentary".


Dan Reed's hard-hitting and controversial documentary film Leaving Neverland has not been pulled from HBO, the US network has confirmed.


Oprah Defends Her Choice to Interview Accusers in Michael Jackson Doc Leaving Neverland
"It was important enough to me to take the hateration."

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No. 398447

Can we discuss Michael's creepy ass voice for a second? If you look at any pedo caricature, even before Michael was thought to abuse kids, pedos were always seen as putting on a "soft" or high voice.

Literally how many boxes could Jackson tick as a stereotypical pedo without everyone seeing he's obviously a pedo? Every thread on reddit is like "He was so messed up by his dad. Poor guy. He really was a child inside.". Ffs

No. 398476

God isn't against Homosexuality he's against sodomy
That's her logic and defence

No. 404505

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Aaron Carter's intense defending of MJ is very odd to me after watching the Lou Pearlman doc and finding that he acted the same way. He vehemently denied the idea that Pearlman could have been a predator in a strangely childish way. I think, among his drug and ED problems, Carter has been sexually abused by both these people but can't come to terms with it. His denial is so much stronger than anyone else's, even in the face of so many accusations, that it feels like he's trying to protect his psyche.

No. 404888

when you hear his real voice it's super fucking weird. why did he talk in that breathy whisper?

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