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5cf3f No.3[Reply]

German for "over stallion," and a reference to Nietzsche's "Übermensch," /üb/ - Überhengst is about bettering yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It is about self-improvement, constructive self-reflection, and seeking advice from others. You may discuss here those personal hobbies through which you develop your creative energies, and the efforts you take to improve your talents, artistic and otherwise. And of course, this is a board for fitness and literature, as they are parts of the backbone of physical and mental wellness. This is also a board where we may discuss Western culture - history, literature, architecture, and philosophy - as when imbibed, culture improves the mind and spirit, sharpening mental faculties, and providing a greater connection to those around you and to civilizations millennia old.

As this is a self-improvement board, discussions of personal problems should be constructive. No wallowing in self-pity. We are here to become better, and while seeking company in misery may be a helpful part of the process, the process does not end there.


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01bd2 No.677[Reply]

For the first book club of /mlpol/ we will.be reading "Fahrenhiit 451"
I think reading 10 pages a day starting tomorrow would be a good pace.
Fell free to discuss the book after each day's reading!

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bc208 No.679

Oh wait, it seems you did, sorry..

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b31db No.621[Reply]

Hey Üb, lets read together shall we?
I propose this, we all vote for a book every month and we all read it together then we discuss its contents here, to ensure we are on the same page we should read a certain number of pages every day.

Lets say, a 200 pages book in a 25 days month would make up for 200/25= 8 pages a day. (i know these are really few pages but its just to ensure we can all spare some time to read it)

So, wanna do it? Just post a book below so we can make a strawpool!
To start with something im sure we all are familiar with, i will add Mein Kampf to the list, post any books you would like to go to the strawpool below!
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1f66e No.672

This is great!
Was RPing earlier

a4942 No.673


1f66e No.674

39771 No.675

Hey Anon if you want I can delete this thread so you can make a thread about the book and have the PDF posted in the main post.

ba3a9 No.676

Just make a second thread, so the data in this one isn't lost. It's not like the catalog is in danger of being slid

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78cb6 No.291[Reply]

When you see this thread, do five push ups.
if busy do ten later
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e987a No.574

I wouldn't hurt enough. I like pain.

72bfc No.575

Tbh this is a great thread for self improvement, if you actually follow the rule you can get some descent exercise everyday.

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6578b No.626

Rattle Rattle eat more cattle.

c69b2 No.666

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9e586 No.613[Reply]

I was trying to get my life together and become a writer. What now?
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685b1 No.653

>OC development
>Political narratives
>Schools of philosophy
>Misc. Greentext stories

9e586 No.659

But greentext is trash

98f9e No.660

No text is trash, every text deserves respect even an specially awful text is still a form of art on its own as long as it teaches us a lesson.
You will find greentext really hard to write as you have to synthesize everything in order for it to work out well.
Try it before throwing it.

208d6 No.661

I always just get on the PC and start writing right away, improvising from the start. I never plan for it, only sometimes translate my fantasies into writing if I do daydreaming.

I am the anon writing green about Colgate. Very sorry for delays but I hit depression recently.

9e586 No.662

Every so often, I'm reminded of shit like Fallout Equestria and the Nyx story. Absolute trash, but it got big because it happened early in the fandom, and it stayed big because everyone either shilled the fuck out of it or quietly bitched about it instead of shilling better shit. It's like the whole /mlp/ segment of the fandom are circlejerking generalfags that spend their days sitting around in auto-refreshing threads waiting for their greentext writers to give them easily-digestible normie content for free.

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2b66b No.263[Reply]

Lets discuss how we can bring order into our lives once again and share resources to do so.

I'll start. I find myself having wide range of interests and trouble defining priorities for each. I have trouble to plan activities for following days or week.

So I made basic flowchart to help me navigate my priorities pic 2 related. Its early alpha and I reserve the right to redact some of the nodes to stay anonymous.

I found J.B.Peterson's advice to start with cleaning your room to be useful. It really is the most fundamental thing to start with when you want to start and organize your life better.
So if you feel like you yourself or your life is messy dysfunctional or shoddy, try and clean up your room now!
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bc473 No.610

dude, you should relax
get a vaca, go beyond your country, get laid
i'd said get fucked but you already are having shit inside your system. you only need a change of scenery.
i don't say "love, eat, pray" bullshit, because that book is only a shitty life lesson where a woman learns what already knew if she stopped having her head up her ass. you only change whenm you accept the change.
maybe if you take responsability you can work to fix that.
get some friends, have some fun in other places, maybe get a girl. that could work
if nothing else works, get a shrink. i know their jobs is accept people is shitting on you and enjoy it, but hell, at least feeling better will help you make a better you

3b4d3 No.612

No offense, but this smells like bait. I hope not, cuz I'm biting.
What is it you're looking for anon? Do you want to be happy, or perhaps content, or perhaps less unsatisfied?
I'm pretty sure you never volunteered yourself to exist/live, and yet here you are entirely outside your volition. If people thank/appreciate you, it is because you are appreciable even if you can't/don't see it. I've had people whom I detest grow increasingly more social and interactive with me as I sort myself. I don't like them more or me less, but they seem to respond to something about the equation.
Whatever the case, get more seratonin and oxytocyn. Your reflex may be to recoil or escape from human interaction, but consider it an acquired taste that you may not yet have a taste for. If not, you can always gas yourself.

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Sorry for the delay and thanks for the replies.

I went for a walk the other day which is nothing new because I try to get atleast some daily excercise but I did something different this time. Normally I just march wherever I go because there is no time to waste, so I took more of a stroll and sat down and tried not to ponder about different topics but to relax.
I've tried some volutary social interaction.

Maybe I need to get myself grounded, recalibrate the compass…

A goal…

3037f No.657

Can't help with that but I can record the sunset at the sea, stick some music to it and upload it for you if you want.

2cad4 No.658

>a goal
Get a Job or learn a small trade. Make getting that pay/ability your goal

Maybe after that you'll fell better

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da24d No.348[Reply]

It's non-white be is there anything we can learn from it to improve ourselves? recommended reading?
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da24d No.649

if you're just starting with meditation how long is good/effective? also do you need to know about buddhism to be good at it?

7beaf No.650

I was once told by a man without a central nervous system that in order to communicate to my waifu, I will have to learn sanskrit.

bd51a No.651

Sanskrit is the best language desu. Each character is produced with a single blow of a hammer and chisel. Its MUCH more resolve-demanding than just writing.

7beaf No.654

I heard some of the nice mystique of it before. I like it. What would be the right path in learning it?

f2874 No.655

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There's no boundary to meditation beside your own discipline. Don't think if you're meditating for too long or not enough. The baseline you set yourself should be according to your own mind.
If you're starting breath meditation to better your focus and awareness, you can measure progress by how long if takes your mind to become exhausted from the effort, or with how much ease it slips from focus.
In my experience, meditation progress is nowhere near a neat line of any kind. It's more like pic related. Some days will be great, some will be bad, but there's a slow and overall improvement. So don't be take to heart a sudden dip or rise in quality.

As for knowing about Buddhism, it depends what you mean. If you want to fully follow the teachings and 'convert' as it were, then yes, you should go and research the core principles and teachings at least. Buddhism is not like other religions, however. It shows you the way and asks you to walk it yourself. So; to achieve enlightenment is something only you can do for yourself, and no amount of knowing 'about' Buddhism will help you with that.
If you meant meditation and other mind-based practices, it depends.
Some meditations are meant to be spiritual, with specific goals and ways of thought. Others, such as breath meditation, are not dependent on faith at all, and are entirely personal as to your technique, method, goal, etc.
It never hurts to do your research, and the wisdom you hear from others may very well help you greatly, but with meditation it is your own mind fixing your own problems. You can see that this comes down to your own wisdom, and not that of others.

Hope this helps, Anon.

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ca79e No.124[Reply]

How do you guys deal with red pills and prevent yourselves from taking black pills?
Genuinely curious. Everyday it seems bleaker and darker.
>tfw workout
>tfw job and money security
>tfw good grades
How do you cope with it all in the end?
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6ce51 No.150

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Booze and porn

b2591 No.151


remember that 3d porn is controlled by the jew, stick to jap porn and ponies

4cfab No.152

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Find a hook.

8cf1a No.153

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I dunno. I'm feeling pretty good even with all that's happened recently.

Pony, I guess? I can't get enough pony. Even between here, /mlp/, and /pone/ things aren't always fast enough for me sometimes. I just want to talk about ponies and shit, and think nice thoughts. And when I don't? It's /pol/shit. Niggers and alt-left and kikes and shit. Riots and escalating violence. Lugenpresse, fake news, and propaganda. I guess pony is the only thing that keeps me going, really. I can think happy thoughts of cute little creatures, and true love, and friendship. Which is good, because I swear to god I'll kill people if they keep carrying this bullshit to the extreme and SHTF. Lucky, I live pretty far away from all that, and I've got ponies, lots of happy green, and cute pictures.

Helps keep me in check. Happy feelings make for a happier, more content you. True fact. I guess I self-medicate with ponies. I drink a bit, too. Not too much though. Been there done that. It isn't fun. I also like to think. Just use the ol' noggin. Makes it fun to debate and enjoyable to type out long posts like this one. It gives me a chance to put pen to paper, so to speak, and it helps to refine concepts and ideas. That's my sad, simple little coping mechanism.

It's cool that you've got good health and a job and good grades and shit, but you gotta give yourself a long-term goal to achieve, or at least something to look forward to everyday. That's the key to happiness. It's no secret.

7c47d No.611

you cope with it by making things that make you feel good, and people around you.
ponies are cute, so be happy watching good stuff.
have fun with your fams or friends, go hang out with them or just walking around with them.
help in your neigbourhood commune, or just do comune service.
there's choices and stuff to help making your surroundings better. you won't change the world, but at least you'll give the first steps to a better future and a better life

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93e88 No.188[Reply]

Mlpol, do you stretch? Daily? With as many people as are interested in fitness, far fewer are sufficiently interested or knowledgeable about stretching. A full and complete stretch should take anywhere from 30-60 seconds or longer if the involved muscles are damaged or neglected (lack of previous stretching). It also involves a non-rigorous warmup to increase circulation and airflow.
In a Jordan Peterson-esque 'clean your room' sense, stretching is metaphysically one of the best routines/habits one can form. Symbolically/philosophically it entrains the mind to be systematic and sequential whether one is pro-active or reactive to a given thing. It impels discipline to to sensation of enthusiasm that can/does occur when one seeks to better or develop ones self.
And that's nothing compared to the physiological benefits. ITT post/discuss/share about stretching.
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23bfd No.605

1a Behind the Back Chest Stretch
Stand upright and clasp your hands together behind your back. Slowly lift your hands upward. Do not lean forward while lifting your hands upward
1b Above Head Chest Stretch
Stand upright and interlock your fingers. Bend your arms and place them above your head while forcing your elbows and hands backwards. Vary the height of your hands

2a Kneeling Forearm Stretch
While crouching on your knees with your forearms facing forward and hands pointing backwards, slowly move rearward.
2b Finger Stretch
Place the tips of your fingers together and push your palms toward eachother

3a Palms-out Wrist Stretch
Interlock your fingers in front of your chest and then straighten your arms and turn the palms of your hands outwards.
3b Triceps Stretch
Stand with your hand behind your neck and your elbow pointing upwards. The use your other hand (or a rope or towel) to pull your elbow down.
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23bfd No.606

1a Reaching Upper Back Stretch
Stand with your arms out in front and crossed over. Push your hands forward as far as possible and let your head fall forward.
1b Cross Over Shoulder Stretch
Stand with your knees bent. Cross your arms over and grab the back of your knees. Then start to rise upwards until you feel tension in your upper back and shoulders.

2a Bent Arm Chest Stretch
Stand with your arm extended and your forearms at right angles to the ground. Rest your forearm against an immovable object and then turn your shoulders and body away from your extended arm.
2b Parallel Arm Shoulder Stretch
Stand upright and place one arm across your body. Keep your arm parallel to the ground and pull your elbow towards your opposite shoulder.

3a Forward Flexion Neck Stretch
Stand upright and let your chin fall forward towards your chest. Relax your shoulders and keep your hands by your side.
3b Rotating Neck Stretch
Stand upright while keeping your shoulders still and your head up. Slowly rotate your chin towards your shoulder.
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23bfd No.607

1a Kneeling Back Rotation Stretch
Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards.
1b Sitting Bent-over Back Stretch
Sit on the ground with your legs straight out in front or at 45 degrees apart. Keep your toes pointing upwards and rest your arms by your side or on your legs. Relax your back and neck and then let your head and chest fall forward.

2a Kneeling Back Arch Stretch
Kneel on your hands and knees. Look up and let your back slump downwards. Then let your head fall forward and arch your back upwards.
2b Standing Lateral Side Stretch
Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart and look forward. Keep your body upright and slowly bend to the left or right

3a Sitting Side Reach Stretch
Sit with one leg straight out to the side and your toes pointing up. Then bring your other foot up to your knee and let your hand fall forward. Reach toward the outside of your toes with both hands.
3b Rotating Stomach Stretch
Lie face down and bring your hands close to your shoulders. Keep your hips on the ground, look forward and rise up by straightening your arms. Then slowly bend one arm and rotate that shoulder toward the ground.
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23bfd No.608

1a Single Heel Drop Calf Stretch
Stand on a raised object or step. Put the toes of one foot on the edge of the step and keep your leg straight. Let your heel drop toward the ground.
1b Single Heel Drop Achilles Stretch
Stand on a raised object or step and place the toes of one of your feet on the edge of the step. Bend your leg and let your heel drop toward the ground.

2a Leaning Heel Back Achilles Stretch
Stand upright while leaning against a wall and place one foot behind the other. Make sure that your toes are facing forward and your heel is on the ground. Bend your back leg and lean toward the wall.
2b Kneeling Quad Stretch
Kneel on one foot and the other knee. If needed, hold on to something to keep your balance. Push your hips forward.

3a Front Cross-over Shin Stretch
Stand upright and place the top of your toes on the ground in front of your other foot. Slowly bend your other leg to force your ankle to the ground.
3b Standing Leg Cross Abductor Stretch
Stand upright and cross one foot behind the other. Lean toward the foot that is behind the other. If necessary, hold onto something for balance.
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23bfd No.609

1a Sitting Cross-legged Reach Forward Stretch
Sit cross-legged and keep your back straight. Then gently lean forward.
1b Sitting Feet Together Adductor Stretch
Sit with the soles of your feet together and bring your feet toward your groin. Hold onto your ankles and push your knee toward the ground with your elbows. Keep your back straight and upright.

2a Standing Leg Tuck Hip Stretch
Stand beside a chair or table and place the foot furthest from the object onto the object. Relax your leg, lean forward and bend your other leg, lowering yourself toward the ground.
2b Sitting Knee-to-chest Buttocks Stretch
Sit with one leg straight and the other leg crossed over your knee. Pull the raised knee toward your opposite shoulder while keeping your back straight and your shoulders facing forward.

3a Lying Cross-over Knee Pull-down Stretch
Lie on your back and cross one leg over the other. Bring your foot up to your opposite knee and with your opposite arm pull your raised knee toward the ground.
3b Standing Leg-up Hamstring Stretch
Stand upright and raise one leg on to an object. Keep that leg straight and your toes pointing straight up. Lean forward while keeping your back straight.
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f1dc9 No.502[Reply]

I feel like I'm constantly waiting for some kind of confirmation that the dead fandoms I'm in are still alive, there's still hope for them, and I won't just be wasting time by continuing to make the fanfics I have planned and have already written around a tenth of. And yet, every time I go looking for a sign that MLP has a future or Pokemon gives a shit about writing or original fiction might be a good venture right about now even though nobody currently knows my name, I see shit, then I'm slapped by some smug cunt in those fandoms for not "Just dealing with it", which is jewspeak for "Just accept life is shit, stop thinking about it, and make dumb decisions in the moment. If pointless grinding work is even slightly enjoyable for you, you should do it regardless of any potential reward, because I want to consume your fanfic for free".

I'm getting old, I can't just throw however many hours of my NEET life it would take me to make a Fallout mod/MLP fic/Fallout Equestria fic/some anime fic/that pokemon fic I planned out when I was 14/Persona 6 fanfic, not if there won't be any benefit to me. Not when I could spend that time exercising or going on walks or doing whatever the fuck people are supposed to do when they reach my age. Call me "Infected with the money-worship meme" for that if you want, I'm being honest here. This board is for self-improvement, not lying about what I am inside: A hungry greedy smart lonely cunt that grew up poor and needs more.
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I always wanted to be a sniper, but I cut my pointing finger in half sideways when I was 16, lost movement on it for three months, now I don't really feel it but I can move it, if I press too hard it starts to hurt badly.
I am also born with a tiny hearth problem that no one knows about so it's really hard to train cardio.
Yet I am here, doing my best to improve, i even made it first on a shooting competition I went to.
You just need to give it some time anon, your leg will heal and you will be able to play well, all you need to do is be patient and train!

fe103 No.576

My dream was to move out and get away from my parents. I succeeded on that front.

Anyway, back to MLP… I'd told myself I needed to finish my fanfic's current chapter by Oct 6th, because that's when the MLP Movie airs in America.

I failed. But along the way, I created multiple pieces of art, wrote chapters for other stuff, made a Fallout 4 mod that would bleed downloads and endorsements out the ass if I uploaded it, and I planned out a bunch of characters for my Fallout Equestria fic.

What does this mean?

fe103 No.577

Fuck, that sounded wrong. I meant to say I succeeded on the "Move away from my parents" front, but I haven't really succeeded on the "Find meaning in life" or "Become a famous writer" or "Become a game developer" dreams.

fe103 No.581

I'm bumping this thread and I want survivors.

4977c No.604

I was banned from a Persona 5 fansite for admitting I liked Donald Trump in a thread bashing him.

Damn, I was looking forward to trying to get into that fandom while it was still new. I'd still be a brony at heart, but it'd be interesting to see if I could shape or influence that new fandom in any way.

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614e1 No.13[Reply]

This thread is to share resources to learn German.
Some things I have found are the /int/ page and a Deutsche Welle playlist.

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45147 No.50

I've been causally working on my German for about two years now with Duolingo. I know a lot of words and I can speak simple sentences, but I feel like my improvment has stalled. Any advice?

88033 No.51

My intuition says to go to the list of the 300 most essential English words, translate them to German, try to memorize them, and then find simple German language documents, and try to read them. But I don't know

45147 No.52

I'll try that, thanks.

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06a43 No.592

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I want to learn German so I can read Lichtenauer's texts on longsword fighting and better understand HEMA. But I have no money for HEMA

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e66d4 No.578[Reply]

Body and facial language analysis is a most useful and under-represented/reported facet of human behavior. The show "Lie To Me" based on the work of Paul Ekman brought this topic a little bit of traction, but I've recently stumbled across a Youtube channel which very deliberately and surgically analyzes body language and facial cues in a manner that is relatively easy to interpret, learn, and develop an understanding of.
>inb4 e-celeb
This channel does not apparently feature the orator in any way that I've seen, the videos focus solely on various subjects both mainstream and not, and desu serves as a useful resource for anons wishing to learn more about the subject.
I'm sharing it on /ub/ cuz I feel that the subject in general deserves more notice for its viability, as well as to (hopefully) provide an entertaining venue for anons to become maybe a bit more savvy.
The channel is called Bombard's Body Language: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXG8i4PE6-mxh52nFKwMkcg/featured

This thread is therefore geared toward the discussion of body and facial language interpretation, encouraging a sharing of resources to develop an individual's ability to perceive beyond simply 'what people say'.

d54cc No.579

Nice, i Will be sure to check it out when I'm not drunk.

107ca No.580

I hope you like it. There are several analyses of Hillary Clinton which are quite revealing, assuming anons aren't aware of her sociopathic nature, and that's just one example.
Sociopaths in particular are some of the most useful case studies for body language, as can have the greatest potential for deliberate and masked (as much as possible, often training themselves) duplicity. It is my experience and opinion that identifying sociopaths is an important skill in navigating and progressing through life and society.

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90c94 No.469[Reply]

Most people are expected to know what they want to do in life and for the most part, most do. Most of everyone I knew in high school automatically knew what they wanted to do in life and as soon as they left, they chased after it immediately. However, I just don't. I remember in school I remember everyone telling me "you have to know what you want to do in life as soon as you are an adult" but the problem is, I honestly don't know.

I guess this is because of a number of reasons but the biggest reason I think was that when I started to develop deep philosophical thinking and the sort, (around 13 I think, I don't care how late or early I was to that stage) my family was financially poor and got poorer over the years. All that was in our minds was survival. We wasn't in severe poverty since we had a house, water, electricity, internet, but my I remember my dad got laid off and searched for companies to work for since he was a coal miner and obongo's anti coal policies didn't help so the future for us was uncertain. Survival was all in our minds, including mine, and that's what our mindset revolved around really. Now being poor taught me lots of valuable lessons for life such as money management, managing expectations, values of hard work etc. so it set me up for the work force. However it also made me realize how harsh and unforgiving the world is and I developed a sort of nihilism that what I do on this earth wont matter much in the end though as a Christian I know something happen on purpose but not all things.

Also the idea of finding a field I must enjoy for the rest of my life bothers me. Am I really gonna like doing this one particular thing all my life? What if mid life I want to do something else? What if I'm just not material for the workfield I dream of working in and I can never get accepted into it? Also I know the big thing is to go to college and find something in there and I go chase after it but honestly, the idea of going to college makes me sick. Plus there just isn't much there I can feel fine with spending 4 years of my life learning and getting in tens of thousands of dollars in debt over. A trade school however I could do since its far more shorter and debt is way more manageable but still, I don't know what truly interests me.

Basically all I think of is survival and getting by. I don't think of anything greater since I have never known what that is like. Surviving and scrapping by has been all I've known inPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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As long as we're off-topic, does anyone have that six point criticism pic of R&M handy? I can't seem to find my copy of it.

a4aec No.556

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Something is terribly wrong with this thread.

f485b No.557


No goals? It is implied in using /pol/ boards unironically that you follow at least one of the many goals like:
-learning about/stopping Illuminati
-learning about/stopping Conspiracies
-supporting/stopping legacy of nazis
-stopping degeneracy/saving civilization
-seeking/spreading the truth
-leading happy and successful life/helping others achieve the same
-having a happy family life/+raising kids

There are probably goals in life which are implied by using /mlp/ boards too but they are probably less impressive.
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0c75e No.559

Those things you mentioned are my goals, along with becoming an indie game developer.

5c2c1 No.572

Oh sorry didnt see your post..
Well..They seem like goals indeed those you mentioned but i dont even know anymore if they are worth it.
I mean, i have one life to do something, what is worth of my whole existence? What can i do that brings mean to a meaningless existence on an unknown planet

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08c89 No.493[Reply]

I've been wanting to learn how to draw for a long time, but have never gotten around to it because I simply do not know where to start. On a scale of 1-10 my skill level is basically a 1. I can draw basic shapes, that is about it. I don't have any hobbies right now other than gaming and working out, and I would like to pick something else up.

I would preferably like to learn how to draw on a computer, most of the really nice art I see seems to be done that way now a days. As I stated earlier, my skill level is basically 1. I can draw basic circles and have used MS paint a few times, and have never touch any editing programs.

I have been wanting to do this for forever, but have been held back because I just have no idea how to start, or what even I should be doing for practice. Right now would be a great time for me to do this because I am currently somewhat incapacitated with some medical issues. Any tips/resources would be greatly appreciated.
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08c89 No.532

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I don't have any equipment yet, I wanted to post here and get a feel for the type of stuff I should be looking for. I'm in college so it will take me a little bit to save up, and I want to have a solid list of products to be working torwards. Are there any other good drawing tablets I should keep my eye out for, or should I just look for a Wacom brand tablet?

That site looks interesting, thanks anon!

Thanks for the guide! And I guess I didn't word the OP properly, I just meant I wanted to learn how to draw on a touchscreen because that is what I see a lot of content creators doing these days.

I have shit taste in anime and you can't stop me. pic very related

67423 No.538

Those are the same pics I use (1st and 3rd rather). I challenge you to do a pony sketch every morning, w/ pencil and paper.
Next, take a photo of that picture and start to re-do it in Paint or some other drawing program. Don't worry about saving anything, you're just practicing.
Do this 500 times (over successive days).
Take advantage of the shift in mediums, and rather than trying to sketch a finished product, make it full of artefacts and technical items; make the sketch LOOK like one of those pics.
Digitally, start looking into layering. Whether you're doing it with one program or several, any abnormality that is in a sketch can be removed with a few clicks. Practice and experiment with various program options.
If you'd like, I'll match you.

5e293 No.539

a4e75 No.540

Learning how to draw anything is more important than learning how to draw one thing.
His guide is fine. Also anything worth having is worth working for. Art isn't just something you can shit out. There is a natural talent for it yes, but even the most gifted person will have to study at some point in their life.
For me, 2D art was always a pain in the ass. 3D art was always fun, even when I was shit at it. If learning sounds like a drag to you, maybe art isn't for you.
Touchscreens are expensive, anon. A cheap 80 dollar tablet can save you from buying paper/pens/etc, but it's a different feel from a screen/paper. You won't be able to see where you hand is in relation to what you're drawing. On the other hand, you don't have your hand blocking the screen.
If you get good at one, learning the other shouldn't be that hard though.
Even if you don't draw every day, try to read up or think about techniques for the next time you end up drawing. (This might not really apply to 2D, but it works for me with 3D)

In the end, if you have fun with drawing, nothing will stop you from doing it, just make sure you don't end up halting your own progress by never experimenting.

Couldn't be bothered to find it, but I have an image somewhere on this computer where an artist actually got WORSE over a period of 6 years.

ff915 No.566

>no Cowboy Bebop
>no Death Note
>no Soul Eater
>no FullMetal Alchemist
>no FMA: Brotherhood
>no Cory in the House
Son, i am Dissapoint.

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526b1 No.527[Reply]


Something IRL fucked me up for a long time, I forced myself to make these shitposts as rehab and to build up my confidence as a writer and someone that exists. What do I do now?

526b1 No.528

If… you often suspected that people only exist when directly observed, how would you prove to yourself that people are real, and prove to others that you are real?

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