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No. 471472[Reply]

What are your thoughts on these things? Is having one a feasible solution to not having a boyfriend?
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No. 471890

Once I get a good job, I'll commission one of my husbando. I love being surrounded by pillows and hugging some when sleeping anyways, so it's a win/win.

No. 472117

I bought one but I keep it in the box. It has a really nice illustration of one of my favorite characters and I got it for super cheap on YAJ.

No. 472705

Did you order this anon? I'm thinking of getting one (Connor or Leon) but they are only one side print? Sadface. I love this artwork so much.

No. 505759

I've wanted one of tenya iida since I've been in HS. problem is anime boys dont age normally and i dont wanna be the weirdo with a 17 yr old on a bodypillow at 21.

No. 505957

That's ridiculous worry anon, Iida looks like a mid 20 salaryman anyway kek live your dream

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No. 487555[Reply]



The fastest way to impove:
1. Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling
2. How to Draw by Scott Robertson
3. Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
4. Figure Drawing by Andrew Loomis
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6. Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis
7. Figure Drawing by Michael Hampton
8. Force by Michael Mattesi
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No. 505754

The people in this thread don't really like her, but I've always been a fan. im probably just attached bc she reminds me of me when i was younger + her content helped me through a hard time in my life.

I agree she can be kind of cringy + her arts /beg/ tier, but her actual studies + schoolwork has a lot of technical skill, to the point I wonder if she just… chooses to do the edgy anime-esque stuff because she likes it.

I guess i find her refreshing? she doesnt feel the need to be 'edgy' while also making… edgier art, if that makes sense.

No. 505755

did you get the sides mixed up anon. the left one looks infinitely better than the one on the right.

No. 505756

She forgot her receding hairline again.

No. 505758

No. 505761

It's not even the mirroring to make it symmetrical, its just her style is evolving into something more appealing and cute imo.

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No. 449751[Reply]

A thread to bitch about religion and all the horrible shit it brings.

Note: this isn't necessarily an athiest thread. People who identify with a particular religion, but hate religious extremism within their religion, are still welcome.
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No. 489238

Knowing doctors, it really is a miracle that most of them don't kill the majority of their patients

No. 489248

I'm more of a spiritualist agonistic and skeptic who teeters between some level of believing and non believing. After being forced to go to private Christian school as a kid, even one of the more accepting branches (episcopal) I've hated organized religion since I was about 12 years old. Something about the idea of having to go to a physical church to pay respects to something you don't even know exists just grosses me out, but the actions of certain religious organizations / the proselytizing is what really gets me. The fact that so many churches are discriminatory and holier than thou and honestly don't follow the principles of the Bible itself at all are what makes me despise organized religion as much as I do, I guess. I always found sermons incredibly boring to begin with but I'm at the point where at times when I think there might be a deity that I think I shouldn't have to give money or swear allegiance to have faith in anything, it's stupid to do so. Religion as an organized sect has never done anything but disappoint me. Frankly I don't understand people whose social lives hinge on the circle they form in a place as absurd and as honestly creepy as a church. And I never will. I'll wear religious iconography sometimes in form of angel necklaces / pins that i inherited from my grandmother, but in all honestly I find the idea of churches/churches running charities pretty repugnant even if I consider myself antagonistic spiritualist. I seriously don't like churches/the idea of forming a social circle of people around religion.

No. 489295

Okay wow I guess doctors being human and making mistakes means all doctors are worthless trash!

Go back to leeches and bloodletting, see how you like it.

No. 489438

laughing at you playing like Islam hasn’t infiltrated France in a bad way. It’s absolutely everywhere, even the grocery stores are filled to the brim with « halal » and almost every uber driver I’ve had is a fucking Muslim creep. All in the name of religious equality(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 505504

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>“I think that a glass ceiling has been broken. If we listen to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, then we might conclude that there is a kind of reflection. Because there is no doubt that the Church has known about this problem and has put a lot of effort into making sure that the victims would never receive the proper assistance they were entitled to”, stresses Rosati, a lawyer experienced in representing victims of abuses committed by members of the clergy."

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No. 381271[Reply]

previous thread >>78217

Post women you find overrated or ugly when they're shilled as beautiful and #goals
Is it because of her nasolabial folds? Is it her face without make-up? Is it her awful personality shining through? Is it her weak bone-structure or weird thumb? Is it her money or cute bf you're jealous of? Is it her PR team brain-washing the whole planet into worshiping her? Tell us here
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No. 505275

You know most white women have features like that than little tiny button noses and heart shaped faces right? Self roast.(racebait)

No. 505281

She looks adorable, this is some pointy elbows bullshit

No. 505289

read the thread title again.
she looks wonky and masculine to me but different strokes for different folks

No. 510230

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Might be too easy, but Helen Mirren.

If you are looking for a beautiful old woman, Catherine Deneuve and Peggy Lipton (RIP) are both better picks. Helen Mirren looks like Ian Mckellen in a wig. I guess part of the appeal is she still seems kinda in shape?

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Fuck, you're not wrong.

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No. 371854[Reply]

I see many threads on here venting about mental illness, but how many of you are working to overcome them and the obstacles they bring? What are your personal goals for this year and long-term, what are your goals for today? What have you done to get there?

Post your achievement, no matter how small: from getting up to take a shower, to applying for your dream job.
Share your current progress inspire other anons so they can better themselves.

One rule: No advice.
This is a listening thread with no judgement, similar to Alcoholics/Narcotics/Codependents Anonymous.
The goal is that no one knows each other or holds each other accountable; we're just stating what we would LIKE to happen, and figuring out what steps we need to take to ACTUALLY achieve this.
Some may realize their goals are not realistic or are too overwhelming for their current situation. By not judging or giving advice, we're allowing anons to change their minds, to evaluate, to make progress freely on their own accord.
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No. 489482

You can do it anon! Life is too short to stifle ourselves! Sending love and strength your way today~

No. 505232

I'm finally going to therapy for my many issues.
Tomorrow I have a second appointment. I stress the fuck up cause what if I don't know what to say?
Also what do I do when I finish talking and the therapist stares at me for a minute or two, it's very stressful to me. Do I stare at my knees? I ruined my first attempt at therapy cause it made me babble just to stop the silence and the therapist thought I always constantly talk when I have the opposite problem (socially mute retard).

No. 505243

I cannot believe it's been almost a year since I wrote this. My big goals have almost been fully accomplished. I can eat leftovers now, to an extent. I also got a new job where I'm walking at least a mile a day and I'm driving half of the time.
One of the biggest things that's helped me throughout all this is exercise. It's so, so crucial even though my job requires walking. Skipping going once a week to the gym can seriously affect my mood and how well I handle the sensations. I don't even do much, I just go on the elliptical for about 15 minutes and then fuck around in the weight room lifting 10-35 pounds on different machines. Feeling excused from exercising gives the anxiety less power. I'm considering going to Zumba classes, which are free with my membership, but they're usually during times I'm probably sleeping.
Anyway, I'm still going to therapy, I see her about once a month now and she says I'm doing an excellent job and can see such an improvement.
My next goal is to start brushing my teeth again using toothpaste, and doing it consistently. The minty sensation and bitter taste triggers PTSD and I know this is one battle that needs to be accomplished. Water flossing and just using a wet toothbrush with nothing on it can only do so much. I do worry about my dental health. So, that's next on the list. Time to challenge myself and I know for sure it's the right time to start.

No. 505245

Congrats anon!!! You are so inspiring. I wish you all the best on your mental health journey.
Do you pay for your therapy? Anyway it's nice to have proof that it's worth it

No. 505282

Plan it out of course! I'm not saying write up a speech and memorize, just while you have the time jot down the things that come to mind which are bothering you. You'll be able to organize your thoughts more and also not panic and fumble for words or examples during your appointment. Not like they'd refuse your writing down some stuff you want to talk about - as for what to do after you finish talking, it's perfectly fine to avert eye contact and stare at the floor or wherever you want.

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No. 502540[Reply]

Didn’t see a thread for this, so I thought I would give it a shot. Discuss contemporary art of the last 100 years- what you like, what you think garbage, and everything in between. All styles, movements and genres welcome.

Contemporary art could be broadly defined as art shown in galleries and museums as opposed to commission commercially, but a certain amount of overlap definitely exists.

This is separated from the game industry discussion/Illustration art salt thread.
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No. 503169

How do you guys find new artists or works? I'm not sure where to look and I live in a small uncultured town.

No. 503170

Tumblr is unironically great for finding art

No. 503172

Try artsy, if you like something they will also show similar artists

No. 504908

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I like this sculptural painting style from Tamara de Lempicka

No. 504966

I love her. She's what Mayakovsky was for poetry and what brutalism was to architecture.

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No. 504793[Reply]

Is it wrong to be homophobic? I was assaulted by a gay boy when i was in 6th grade, the assault resulted in nerve damage in my teeth and i have pain in my teeth when i go grocery shopping because the store is so cold. I was assaulted by another gay boy in high school. My foster dad recently came out as trans and "she" was very abusive. I've never had a positive experience with a member of the lgbt. Is the lgbt a terrorist organization?(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)

No. 504797

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Imagine telling your people your 'invisible disability' is fucking cold teeth

No. 504798

I know that for example some men with same-sex sexual abuse in their childhood will go on to be quite anti-gay. Hard to blame someone when there's trauma involved. That trauma needs addressing though.

The most traumatising things to happen to me were always at the hands of straight men and I'm nervous of men in general now. Don't hate them but I'm a nervous wreck

No. 504801

I'd say:
Be aware that certain stereotypes are true, but also that people have free will and even if most are, not all gay men are like that.
Or something.

No. 504802

Gay kids get bullied in school, sometimes they take that out on others by bullying even weaker kids than themselves.

My childhood bullies were bitter girls from broken homes, I don't have a deep hatred for little girls or people with divorced parents now lol

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No. 182384[Reply]

Do you use social media in non-personal ways?

Have you tried making money or gaining items via sponsorships?
Or do you create accounts in order to infiltrate friend groups or cows?

Share your thoughts and techniques ITT
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No. 503728

>pretty big

No. 504477

>it's never going to happen
Takes about 6 months or faster if you dedicate yourself to it, with all the dirty little tricks included. It will leave you a soulless husk though and you will never trust social media again afterwards.
>I really just enjoy taking photos of things and reviewing them
Unless you are taking pictures of things that OTHER people want to see, that they have yet not seen, of course you are not going to get more than 500 followers. If you actually want to get serious put "what I want" on the bottom of the priority list.

No. 504478

get hooked up with an art circle or other artists with more followers than you that are together with in the same subculture, community or whatever

No. 504493

IMO- using twitter and insta for likes is the internet version of Thotting yourself up.

No. 504671

nobody asked, boomer.

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No. 288706[Reply]

Anyone else here hate dogs? They are disgusting, I don’t care what anyone says.
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No. 504346

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the eternal pitbull at it again

No. 504376

But i bet you'll still have people saying 'IT'S HER FAULT. SHE SCARED HER POOR BABY DOG'

Horrible. That poor woman could have been saved.

No. 504377

>daughter had to watch her own mother die at the hands of their dog

>medical condition known to cause seizures

So she probably would have lived if not for the dog.

No. 504554

Why is that fucker being rehabilitated? They should kill it like it killed the poor lady, I have no sympathy for this beast this is just infuriating to read

No. 505287

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I hate most people who own dogs.

They are loyal, fearless creatures, man's protector, willing to give their life for yours at any second. They are dumb, but the best bodyguard you will ever have.

But some people. They should really just have cats. It's the tiny dogs that bother me.
First of all, is it even possible to train a chihuahua. They all seem like they're in the midst of a constant existential crisis.

Yorkies, if untrained, will bark forever. Endlessly. There is no escape from the barking. You want to tell the in-laws, "Hey, please stop yelling, he thinks you're barking too," but you know they wouldn't listen. It's none of your business. You casually ignore the poop on the floor, and leave with a headache.

Some dogs are assholes with teeth. I knew a doberman who tried to kill a baby. But I also knew a graceful old man yorkie, who was kind and careful with his barks. Kind of like humans. There just needs to be more awareness on how to train them.

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No. 503668

OK first of all get the hell away from that creep don't tell him anything leave your phone behind buy a recycable phone they are like 50 dlls at Walmart print everything that is damming to him every single evidence take pics of yourself if you have bruises and scars and take all of that with you if your parents don't believe you then go to a woman's shelter there's some abuse associations look those up. Leave everything that you don't need behind that includes that phone delete all of your accounts in that phone email etc and leave it there, do not look back and if your friends belive the tranny fuck them its time to find new friends seriously do you really want to be another unsolved murder case? Get away from there if you value your life get out and do not look back. Do not believe what the tranny says you are valuable and you need to look out for yourself

No. 503685

just learned about aaron swartz and am absolutely devastated such a brilliant young mind is gone (and that i've never learned about him until now).

No. 503698

My discord logged me out on my phone and keeps telling me to put in an authentication code but I'm not getting an email or a text with the code? I don't even remember setting up 2FA. JUST LET ME ON DISCORD!!!!

No. 503699

Last week my boyfriend was talking about how he was getting bored of staying in when I come over (which I’ve complained about over a month ago just to be told that I was demanding too much of him to entertain me), and we both have off work on Wednesday so I mentioned we could go walking on a paved trail nearby, it’s going to be in the 50sF°, sunny, etc. his immediate response was “we can do whatever you want to do Wednesday, I can’t promise I’m not going to be tired tho”. Fucking hell, he’s never too tired after work to do boy shit with his friends for 8 hours, but as soon as I bring up something I’d like to do he’s predicting two days ahead that he’ll be tired. Additionally, this is going to be the only time I see him this week since we’re BOTH working more hours than usual, fucking reeeeee

No. 503714

if neither of you guys are happy just break up with him, why do you want to spend time with someone that finds you boring? I mean he will always have excuses if he doesn't enjoy your company anymore, if someone likes you they will find whatever excuse to spend time together, I mean sure its okay for both of you to have your own me time but when you barely see each other and the time you do he gets bored of you I think its time to call it quits

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