Whatever CIA PsychologistI fight for my legs like Olivia Pierce and Dr. Strangelove. I do not walk towards the military and the MOS assigned to me. I simply say the coldest wars are won.Ra social memory complex cuts the cord and I fall. I have to fight to stay up and the complex possesses my body.—RA SOCIAL MEMORY COMPLEX DOES NOT FIGHT NUCLEAR WAR :)—I just want to walk.
Golden-Age Ethio-JazzEthio-Jazz straight from the 70's golden age. Nothing but classic time after time during this decade and all of this genre's glory is attributed to mulatu astatke. Many contemporary/urban-influenced jazz from Italy also came out during the '70s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbnoPZu4Wp8if you're into any of let's say yuji ohno's works, I'm pretty sure you'll like what this thread could have in store for you.
Book checkWhat (non-manga) have you anons been reading lately? Post your book, what you think of it, and talk to other anons about what they've been reading! I've been tearing through One Hundred Years of Solitude the past few days, don't know why I put it off for so long; 100% lives up to the hype.People really weren't exaggerating about the incest and shared names though holy shit.
GADDIS APPRECIATIONThere's this point in his novel J.R. where Bast brings J.R. to an opera and after asks J.R. what he felt, and J.R. is entirely unresponsive to the emotional impact Bast thought it was supposed to have. Bast blasts J.R. and scrutinizes him for ruining everything. "—I asked you what you heard! that's all, I …—What like it lifted me out of mysel…—Not what I said no you! what you heard!—What was I suppose to hear!—You weren't! you weren't supposed to hear anything that's whatI'm …—Then how come you made me lis…—To make you hear! to make you, to make you feel to try to …—Okay okay! I mean what I heard first there's all this high musicright? So then this here lady starts singing up yours up yours so thenthis man starts singing up mine, then there's some words so she startssinging up mine up mine so he starts singing up yours so then they goback and forth like that up mine up yours up mine up yours that's whatI heard! I mean you want me to hear it again?—No!—See I knew you'd…—Never want you to hear it again I never want to hear it againmyself! you, everything you ruin everything you touch!" They go on like this for a minute until J.R. says, "—Boy after all I did for you…—All you did there's nothing you haven't done for me nothingwherever I go I, that junk pocket radio there was one station withdecent music the only station left on the radio anywhere it came onone night noises screaming pounding noise brought to you in this newpopular format by the J R Family of Companies bringing America its fullshare of of holy shit!—No but …—No but nothing! that was you too wasn't it? even that it was youridea wasn't it?—Okay what's so …—Okay nothing it's the whole thing! the whole rotten thing it's aperfect example even you can understand it! the one station thatplayed music great music left in the whole loud cheap poundingstupidity of radio you find it and make it cheap and stupid like all therest if you could, if there was one flower out here in this mud andweeds and broken toilet seats you'd find it and step on it." I love how Gaddis entirely satirizes the need for corporate plasticity in art here, it's amazing and a testament to how good of a writer he is.
Radio Requests: AugustI'd like to cycle out the music on the radio monthly going forward, since its had it's current library for a long time now. Doesn't have to be anime related or anything, just whatever you like, as long as you can provide a YouTube link or mp3 file and it's not unlistenable.
/rum/ - retro music #1lets talk music;>what's your favorite format>how big is your collection and what are you collecting>genre? genre! lets talk about it! What niche genres do you like others to know>school's out (forever), but show and tell is still on the menu, do you have some treasures or some neat thingamajig?
Does anyone remember what books these are?Remembering a few young adult books that I would have read probably in the late 80s/early 90s, roughly. Can't remember the titles and haven't had much luck searching them up based on what I remember.- Fantasy story where the MC's sidekick had a name I found pretty ridiculous, it was like "Pompoo" or something, pretty sure there was a "poo" syllable in it at least, because that's a great choice for a name in a kids' book right? The villain was described as having "a claw of iron", in full it might have been "a heart of stone and a claw of iron" but I'm only sure about the claw part. One of the chapters left off on the MC about to fall and grabbing what he thought was his friend's hand and it was like "but it wasn't a hand. It was a claw of iron". I forget what happened then but that chapter cliffhanger stuck with me.- Fantasy setting that lays out the classic "whatever brave knight can slay the dragon plaguing our kingdom can marry the princess" setup, but the twist is that the princess runs away, gets herself outfitted with a suit of full plate armor, and goes around the countryside disguised as a man, hunting the dragon herself. Ultimately finds and engages the dragon in a really brutal battle where half her face gets burnt off and it almost ends in a mutual kill, but she gets that Sigfried type dragon blood magic that lets her understand animals who are having a conversation like "poor girl, if only she knew there was a magic healing spring right over there". So she recovers, goes back to the king while still in her knight disguise, demands the hand of the princess as promised and keeps pressing even after the king is like "but the princess has run away". When he finally promises to uphold the bargain if the princess comes back, she takes off the helmet and is like "and so my hand is my own to give as I please".- Fantasy setting where there's this drug called "surka" (I think) that's basically wizard crack, powers up your magic power and you can do wizard duels for days on end but you might drop dead of overexertion afterwards. The royal heir ends up abusing it after being frustrated by a lack of magic power, and ends up burning their magic power out completely, only to be told "didn't you know the royals are always late bloomers", sort of a downer ending but it was clearly meant to be a "drugs are bad mmkay" type of story.- Modern setting story preaching a "video games are bad mmkay" type of message. The basic premise was that these kids got hold of some gun-like device that if you "shot" someone with it, you would send them into a parallel dimension game world, but only if you pulled the trigger with real hate in your heart. One of the kids was named Mario (I'm sure the author thought this was very clever, even though the character generally went by the nickname Mars for most of the book). Mars was special because he hated himself enough that he could send *himself* into the other world without a helper.- Modern setting where some kids have a club for their little friend group, and as part of the club stuff they start doing sacrifices to a papier-mache volcano as a joke. They end up contacting an actual demon called something like Yargh the Terrible (who resembles a tyrannosaurus) and tries to get them to "plant" the volcano so that it turns into a real volcano. They chanted "magma magma magma" during the rituals and ultimately stopped the volcano from becoming real by saying it backwards, "amgam amgam amgam". Pretty much the moral seemed to be "don't fuck around with demon worship even as a joke".Any of these sound familiar?
Detailed urban landscapes from the mid to late 20th century.Does anyone here love to draw urban landscapes? I'm a really big fan of architecture and I love drawing old urban landscapes from by gone eras. A big inspiration for my urban drawings comes from R. Crumb's background art work and the backgrounds of Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat. If anyone else likes to draw these urban settings, feel free to post them in the thread. P.S. I'm still wondering how I should color these drawings.
80s metal threadI just found this board and I already feel home, so I decided to start a thread about some of my favorite 80s metal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdhb2oG-d3AOne of the greatest prog/heavy metal albums of all time. One of the first metal albums to experiment with synthesizers and wow did it sound futuristic for 1986.However, Queensryche reached their zenith 2 years later with this one:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8_JqGPteKkOperation: Mindcrime, a politically-charged concept album about a drug addict named Nikki and his role in a shadowy revolutionary organization. The moral in short is that there will be jackals who exploit people with ideals for their own gain.Another interesting one is Iron Maiden's "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMuGG0ajtCsTheir most progressive rock influenced release to date; similar to Queensryche's "Rage for Order" in some ways but still definitely feels like a Maiden album. Bruce Dickinson's vocals, the keyboards, and the interesting songwriting is a treat for anyone who loves this sort of proggy stuff.Now, I know I posted 3 progressive metal albums in a row, and I just want one more before I move onto other things, so bare with me...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5TnV09-n9AVoivod's "Nothingface". Extremely experimental for something from 1989, it's "proggish" but not in the vein of these other albums which are prog in their use of "grandiose" instrumentation and unusual songwriting, and while this album has the latter, it's in a class of its own. Perhaps the first "avant-garde metal" release ever; it's very dissonant, but also weirdly melodic. Sadly the guitarist, who went by "Piggy" passed in 2005. Alright, now let's move on to death metal because I'm not a big thrash guy (I like thrash but I'm more of a death metal guy)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jldI2ZzYgFQScream Bloody Gore by Death. I don't wanna get into the argument of "who did it first" in terms of death metal, but just know that this album is a classic for a reason.However, I think one of the more prototypical brutal death metal albums is this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYjNHGUB5MUMorbid Angel. The guitarist behind it would fit quite well here I'm sure (being that he's a huge Ranma 1/2, Sailor Moon, DOOM, and Quake fan).However, one of my favorite death metal albums of all time is this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zM8EdasKf8I suppose this also fits under "goregrind". I'd include Terrorizer and Repulsion but I think this band is better than both. It has the punk edge as grindcore bands usually do, but the riffs are much more death metal styled; the tremolo picking and grooviness mixed with that dirty, punk-y grind edge creates an experience like no other. If you want one, just one grindcore album to carry with you, THIS would be my recommendation. British death metal at its absolute finest hour.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5IHWtvU2zoYet another death metal album from 1989! Autopsy's one of my favorite death metal bands of all time. Imagine Tony Iommi played in a death metal band and you'd get Autopsy. It's death metal for sure, having the scary atmosphere, atonal riffing style, and vocals associated with it, but there's a bit of Sabbath influence in the riffing with the thick, resounding single note riffs this album contains.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4mzIlZv4XISo many albums here from 1989, but I had to include Obituary's "Slowly We Rot". Classic death metal album. Obituary's known for their groovy, simple death metal. No technical mumbo jumbo here, just some groovy riffs and brutality, the way death metal ought to be!Post your own!
Masaaki EndohThere's not a single song this man can't improve with a cover.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcrC_1ZGT0
Retro Visual KeiDoes wapchan enjoy visual kei?>What is Visual Kei? Visual Kei is a musical movement that originated in Japan in the mid-1980s. Appearing out of Japan's punk and metal scenes, visual kei is an aesthetic, rather than a genre, pulling imagery from gothic rock, punk, shock rock, glam rock, speed metal and hair metal, often wearing elaborate costumes and flamboyant hair. The movement expanded beyond it's hair punk and glam metal roots in the 1990s to cover a vast array of different subgenres and genres, ranging from extremes such as brutal death metal to accessible genres like synthwave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18H2Uc9_7I0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNTv-tDtYvUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvY7zc0a-7Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81-czr9Zano
AmerimangaAny of you ever read foreign works heavily inspired by manga? I feel like with how seperated Japanese manga and western comics are these days, series that bridged the gap dont get much appreciation these days. Can you believe Ninja High School has been published continuously since 1987?
old flash animation/nico videoI'm trying to find an old flash animation that used the song "言葉にできない"A japanese meme or something back at the time.It was a compilation of "fail" scenarios that constantly plays in Japanese everyday life... like dropping an entire bowl of instant soba inside the sink while trying to take the hot water out. I think there were several engrish signs examples, "you had one job" memes, and I think I remember this sleeping panda too. https://youtu.be/otYwfvmRt7M
/ar/t and oekaki thread!Let's make /ar/t! This can be traditional, digital, animated, anything goes. I've been working on learning how to draw decently myself (pic very much not related), so giving feedback to your fellow anons is appreciated. I've also implemented oekaki into the posting form in case you ever want to make simplistic drawings (i did one here based of an old guide)this post was delayed a week because oekaki kept breaking but it works well now... >NOTE: currently if you upload an image at the same time as a drawing, you will lose the drawing, so don't add files with your drawing post
/hkam/ - Hong Kong Action MoviesA thread/general for discussing the output (both good and bad) of one of the best and most prolific action movie generators ever: 20th century Hong Kong.What's your favorite action film from the golden era of Hong Kong cinema? Mine's gotta be 'Yes Madam!' The action choreography is some of the best of the era, the cast of characters is great, the comedy is actually funny, and for once the plot makes sense! I've never shown it to someone who hasn't enjoyed it. Also Michelle Yeoh is a total babe.