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https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
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>>15817597
I am aware, but it's not as great as what you're saying. The person who invented carbon capture says we shouldn't use it.
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>>15818507
Not this time. Humans have used up most of the resources, so they can't just do a fresh start. Less dark ages, and more back to cavemen, and we spent far longer as cavemen than we did progressing technology.
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>>15818378
really interesting video and interesting article too OP.

the collapse is going to be slow and out of sight which will be the part that will make it continuously hard to talk about. NYC won't flood overnight. honestly the way to talk about it is to talk about the things that already have collapsed because they're proof that it's continuing to happen. the world really does look a lot different than it did 10 years ago.

what the anthropocene types don't put in their worldview is that humanity is going to flee to the internet and air conditioning when the collapse gets really bad. maybe that's only a 50 to 100 year postcollapse world but that's as far as i can see right now. i don't see humanity fully dying out in the next 500 years, we're very resilient. but life will be way different
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>>15816258
The same people who have pushed every other psyop post-WW2 are the same ones pushing "too hot for humans". Why would you believe THIS one?
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not soon enough tee bee aych

I've been a Protestant all my life, but I've gotten uneasy at the shaky theology of Reformed churches. Where should I start studying early church history? If I find sufficient evidence to convert, I want to make sure I can explain it well to my parents. I'm starting with Summa Theologica.
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>>15818922
Anonymous. I can’t tell you from any of the others. No need to worship. Apologies for whatever cruelty I may have leveled at you. A misfire misunderstanding maybe, I donno.
I’d prefer auntie.
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>>15818965
Where do you get your money, !!oI3er5KKetj? I see you here more often than the other Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ larpers. So, how do you have so much free time?
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>>15818985
I am partially furloughed. Not getting enough reading in between, I know, but reading and browsing on the same device
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>>15818965
You didn't actually hurt my feelings. It's Four Chinnel. You got have some thick skin to be a regular here. No need to apologize.
Auntie is a boring name. And gives my desire to pound your dilating boi pussy and incestuous vibe. No thanks.
>i still luv u tho
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>>15817894
*loses churchgoers even faster than Catholics* nothin personnel, TULIP

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Is there any book or author that tackled the idea of masculine traits (strength, courage, independence, assertiveness) as desirable in both men and women?
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>>15814007
Unironically the basis of de beauvoirs whole philosophy to the point that I think you're just fishing for a convo about the second sex.
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>>15818696
Even here
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>>15818869
How so?
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>>15818358
that look like a men... I just don't understand the attraction of self acclaimed straight men to this.

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We all know that "booktubers" always suck because they are girls reading YA shit or showing their shitty YA collection, but what about a Vtuber dedicated to discuss more serious literature? Would anyone watch something like that?
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>>15818828
wtf is a vtuber, can't keep up with zoomer shit
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>>15818828
Why not just have a voice reading over relevant visuals and text etc.
The whole point of having a "person" in front of you is that it gives the feeling if bonding and authenticity. It's to build some sort of connection. Or lend some humanity.
What connection can be built with something you know is fake? With a fake avatar? That's no dumber than those anitubers who use poorly sequenced avatars of themselves. Like, fuck off mate.
On a similar note, I've always found it lazy when documentaries are just a formulaic "shoot and record person talking in chair." Sure, you can introduce that person initially with such footage to establish the connection and then cut back to them every once in a while to remind the viewer this is a real person. But documentaries that over rely on this seems like lazy film making. You have a medium whose very core is built on the idea of the visual. Make use of that. I ain't here for no godamn vlog.
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i still dont know what a vtuber is
first time i heard the term was when during the design contest thing but no one would explain it to me and googling "vtuber" just brought up incomprehensible roblox videos
so yeah im gonna assume its some gay zoomer weeb shit and summarily give it a hard pass
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>>15818991
lol run along now lil zoomzoom
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>>15818994
Hyper reality nig

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ITT: make your favorite author with http://www.familyguyyourself.com/ and others guess
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>>15818786
forgot pic
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>>15818834
Cormac McCarthy?
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>>15818346
I mean it must be.
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>>15818391
I see words fail Norman Mailer yet again.

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We all know the norse and southern myths, what about our squatting brothers from the east? Any recommended reading on what little has survived?
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Slavs just appeared in 6th century all over Europe without anyone knowing where they came from so there’s no mythology since they are obviously aliens
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>>15816694
Oh, that's the book John Wick looked for in the New York Public Library
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>>15816279
nice google translate retard, this is completely unintelligible
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>>15818580
I believe he was trying to say something along the lines of "I'm a huge faggot and I like attention".
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>>15814416
I don't know about the other countries, but in Croatia, most of our pagan culture and myths died out a long time ago due to Christianisation. There's still some small local myths about witches and warlocks hiding in the forest/swamp/river etc. But nothing too intricate.

Any time masturbation is mentioned in the books I read, it's almost always held as something "off": Pessoa called men who masturbate "abject" (though he thought that at least the onanist doesn't delude himself about love); Cortázar mentioned the discovery of a character (Wong) who masturbates as something shocking; Houellebecq makes a bunch of his characters masturbate, and given the fact that his characters are always losers, that doesn't really bode well for onanists.

What other opinions on masturbation are found in literature? It's funny to me how it was held in disdain even in the 20th century, even though now it's commonly accepted as normal. Houellebecq of course treats it as somewhat normal, but always within the context of society's dregs and outcasts. But older books usually rebuke the practice. Anyone else notice this trend?
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>>15817260
Based. Junk food tastes like junk.
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>>15817260
I'm not surprised. My last meal was home-cooked lamb and mashed potato. Unfortunately the most powerful countries are the ones where junk food is ubiquitous. They are spreading it slowly around the world.
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>>15808742

there was a case on r/edging a few weeks back (deleted now but you can glean from the comments what happened) where a dude went to the emergency room for inflammation of his testicles...please cum anon, its healthy for you to cum.

https://www.reddit.com/r/EdgingTalk/comments/h7w0pm/the_dangers_of_edging_which_you_should_think/
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>>15818422
From the comments, it sounds like he was not edging so much as injaculating (forcing it flow into your bladder) or ruining (stopping just after the edge so it flows out slowly). Proper edging means you are not even beginning to release anything.
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Shitting is more healthy and necessary than masturbating, but can you sympathetically show someone shitting? Same with masturbation.

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Is Tolkien rich enough to ground a philosophy or religion, like Homer for the Greeks?
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>>15816862
When I was younger I would reread the trilogy + Hobbit every year. I only read the Silmarillion twice. But I found that other fantasy novels couldn't compare. Or maybe I just hadn't found a good fantasy novel. In any case, I would say that it's worth a reread every now and then
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>>15816936
i only read Hobbit and LOTR once. its been a long time and sometimes i want to re read them. i think i will re read them before reading the Silmarillion.
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>>15807833
Is 'the moomins' rich enough to ground a philosophy or religion, like Homer for the Greeks?
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>>15806669
>flipping the colors but keeping the good guys on the left
What's up with that op?
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>>15815948

The weaving of bloodlines into the children of Eärendil and Elwing is pure poetry.

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>tfw 105 on IQ exam
b-but mummy always said I was smort
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>>15818558
This is accurate. The ASVAB is piss easy, though there is a mechanical section that relies on real world experience with handyman type concepts. There is a residual score (GT or some such) that focuses on the analytical stuff. Some chud was bragging about his score one day. I scored higher. Am afraid to IQ test for fear of breaking the system.

>t. Former Army Guy who could pick whatever MOS he wanted
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>>15818804
So what level of education do you need to do well? I don't have any education past high school and a NEET so I'm certain don't know shit about "handyman type concepts" unless it's just really basic common sense type stuff
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>>15818837
It is geared toward Junior/Senior level high school stuff. I'm an old so the memory may be fuzzy and things may have changed but if you're a HS grad nothing should be an issue, concept wise. Just know that the military is geared towards poor HS grads/GED folks joining young so that is kind of the baseline. If you're somewhat intelligent and decent at test taking you will score well. If not, if you're smarter than a borderline handicapped HS grad (the average army enlistee) you shouldn't get cornholed into being infantry grist.
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>>15818870
I'm 20 now and forgot everything I learned in high school. MY mind has been completely rotten from irony and shitposting here and on julayworld.

Any recommendations of what to study so I'll do well on the exam? I used to be a pretty good student and never really studied much
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>>15818981
They have books but I'm telling you it's really easy. Anything above 60 is pretty much all jobs.
I didn't know much about what a carberatuer looks like (and refuse to learn how to spell it) so I probably failed that whole section and I still got an asvab in the 80's. They have a practice test at your recruiting office but it mostly covers engineering and math. Engineering is, if I pull this lever which rises, with a picture. You're not going up for a college but if you're really concerned take an sat math book and don't go past algebra 1. There's no trig etc

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What's the consensus on audiobooks around here? I want to get into them since there's a lot of books I'm interested in, but I don't really have time to sit down and read like I used to, so listening to an audiobook while doing art sounds pretty good.
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>>15815686
>listening to an audiobook while doin-
Halt right there, homosexual.
The ONLY way to glean anything from an audiobook is to listen to it in a dark room with absolutely NOTHING to distract you.
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>>15818432
autist
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>>15816518
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpIDNZDeau8
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>>15815704
Go back to twitter you fucking retard. You can't get atted here you can only get (You)d. Here's yours btw
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Sometimes the readers voice really fucks it for me, especially when doing character voices.

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Socialism (not the Marxist early access version, the new globalist woke-socialism) has all the characteristics of Christian dogma. It is just Christianity 3.0

Which is why you westfags are all going to fall under nu-socialist rule lmao
You are in the Christian civilization, nu-socialism is your baby. It is your future, your inevitable fate. Just like how Protestantism swept the West, Nu-socialism will reign supreme as the new dominant Christian ideology. The old days of the west will never return. You are going to live in 'BLM-flavoured 1984' and there will be no going back.

Lmao what a sad fate for such a grand civilization
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>>15814121
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Everyone wants power, i.e. the ability to live as they wilt in the maximum amount of luxury and comfort. But in the game of power there is a fundamental problem where one actor having a lot gets to the point where they are stepping on other's toes, i.e. a zero sum trade-off loss of utility.

Therefore the maximized and universalized good in expression of power is one of personal maximum but balanced and equalized power. Equality. In practical material expression this means egalitarian wealth distribution where trade-off between individuals are power neutral and therefore ideally only done on personal preference. This is not hard. It's not secret Christianity, or a jew plot, or an evil ideology of darkness, or any other romanticized hysteria. It's just common sense.
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>>15813306
Imagine being so scared of BLM that they appear equivalent to Ingsoc in your eyes
When did conservatives became such huge pussies
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>>15817300
And the end goal of liberalism is?
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>>15818542
I’m concerned about their inability to accept criticism from both outside of the organization and inside of it as well. As far as I can tell the movement is built on repression and revenge, which if that’s the foundation of your movement, how long and how effective do you expect it to be?

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It's gonna be a year and a half before I get through them but I'm enjoying myself so far :)
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>>15818527
No, it is a hardback edition. I should have bought the leather one but it's too late to worry now.
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>>15818935
Try to read everyday for 20 minutes and you’ll finish faster
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>>15818990
Bruh they in Greek it takes like 5x as long

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Just finished The Shadow Of The Torturer by Gene Wolf, lads. I'm about halfway through the claw of the conciliator but I want your opinion on the first book mainly to avoid spoilers.


Firstly I love Gene Wolfs style of writing. His use of archaic words felt just right, and not to the point of being over the top. And they were used well enough that most the time context was enough to give you a clue as to what the word was. The strange baroque fantasy/ sci fi setting was also well done and I wish I've read more settings like this. His world building is great, and feels almost like a puzzle. Having to work out what is happening from what's not being said, as opposed to what is said is a nice touch. The little clues to the fact the sun is dying. An exampleis when the characters talk about the starts during daylight. The weight of civilization overtensof thousands (maybe hundreds) of years you can feel everywhere.


Then you have the absolute mad lad Severian. He claims to have a perfect photogenic memory, but contradicts himself. I understand that he's an unreliable narrator, but I'm too much of a retard to pick up when that's particularly happening. And can someone explain to me why he seems to so easily fall in love with literally every roastie he comes across in the book? It feels like that anyway.


That's my shitpost anyway lads, what did you think of this book?
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>>15818764
Whaaat?
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>>15818769
>You might not like it if you're not religiously minded and/or interested in Judeo-Christian mysticism.
Oh, fuck that shit.
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Shut the fuck up slowpoke
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>>15818764
yeah well, fuck that bitch
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>>15818781
Don’t worry I didn’t even realize the first read through cuz I was a dumb kid. Sev is basically butthurt she didn’t sleep with him

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I haven't read a single book since high school and the last piece of text I've read (besides 4chan posts) was some feeder fetish story. I want to be smart like Kantbot and those people who can just shitpost IRL and feel superior talking about German idealism and books like Shelling's Critical Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mythology. Like how did they know about things like Thule and all these fancy stuff?

Does /lit/ have a reading list they can provide? It would be greatly appreciated
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>>15818631
>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y8_RRaZW5X3xwztjZ4p0XeRplqebYwpmuNNpaN_TkgM
thanks bro
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>>15818618
>he seemed pretty smart in the video where's he talking about German Idealism
You mean where he literally just states the name of books and philosophers?
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>>15818647
It seemed like he knew what he was talking about btw thanks to >>15818620 for providing a book list
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>>15818620
critical theory :vomit:
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>>15818605
Well you should like to start with the Greeks

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I have a challenge.
If you bump this thread, you have to read 80 pages before coming back to 4chan.
I'll come back when I'm done to see if you can keep this thread up for so long.
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>>15818826
ok ok ok roll I'm reading Julius Caesar. Never read Shakespeare before. Quite interesting until now.
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>>15818976
>Never read Shakespeare before
How is that even possible?
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>>15818979
I'm am ESL. That is how it goes, we read other plays during school. They are cool too.
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