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Since russian video game Ernst has left EC, I guess I'll do the honors.

Old thread: >>46255
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wow black people and women, very scary
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There a lot of problems with the EU honestly. This is a giant pile of different interconnected tales and books and comics and games from different creators. Some were close to each other, some not so much. Some are great read but contain something meh for overall universe logic, some are mediocre but safer and don't have out of place stuff. And answering this question is hard because there is something popular and great, for example, KOTORs, games that are good by themselves, however, they turned lore direction in a very meh direction and added a lot of bullshit and retcons that I not happy with, but to explain why and where you need to play/read all that crap to see the overall picture. In addition, there were after-retcons. Encyclopedia books, big official articles, tabletop stuff that tried to summarise, add and fix timeline which by themselves add to perception how you observing information in a new context. Most of the EU-assburgers are just constantly creating their headcanons and argue about everything on the internet. So this is what the EU is in reality: a giant half-organized pile of information where you creating your favorite universe. You can imagine it as Star Trek - classic shows are great, but they have crap and unconnected episodes.

So well, where to start... there are a bunch of great places. For example, something close to the movies, which would be nice without context.

Star Wars Empire - there was a bunch of comic series in the "main timeline" - from the old days of the republic to the far future, however, they came out in different times and there is no need to start from 35000years before. I like the "empire" series (not long before and sometime after Episode 4). Some of its arcs, like Darklighter, add to Episode 4 so much, that without this parallel story I can't imagine this movie at all, it feels unfinished without the story of Luke's best friend.

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I not against black people, not against women, but I know what these people from pictures will write, and this is will be "as predicted". I don't want to be preconceived, but we don't live in a bright world of the future and I saw the previews.

Okay, down into a Rabbit hole. If you want more, I moved it to the next post to avoid creating a too big wall of text and mark what secondary.

Star Wars Dark Empire - comic trilogy, one of the things that founded EU as we know it. From here starts the history of Dark Horse Comic as owners of SW license for the next 20 years. Created more on enthusiasm and ideas than for money, this comic is one of the things that resurrected star wars, abandoned by its creator after Episode 6. This thing for me, written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy is the best piece of the Star Wars media as a whole. Unlike the Thrawn trilogy that was written alongside it, this is in my opinion is the true sequel trilogy. So why I have not put it right in the first list of recommendations? Because it is something, that puts people off, a comic that not trying to explain itself, and often the careless reader will see it more as random junk with questionable plot and ugly style. Its main premise "the Palpatine returns!" sounds silly and a lot of its elements look weird. However, this is one of the best stories, that in reality created actual lore - about force, about siths, and universal balance. In this dark style, it actually changing the movie's story about son-father into the end of a 1000 year arc. In this short review, I can't explain everything, but this comic first created Old Republic lore and most of the lore about the force and the Palpatine, not original movies which actually not explained or showed much in this regard. Everything great in Star Wars was created here, and its designs, concepts, scenes, ideas are perfect for an actual movie adoption.

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meh you could run these games on decent enough hardware with decent enough frame rate, it's worth noting that CRT's despite their lower resolution had much less ghosting and screen tearing. What I hate the 2005 era of gayming most for would be the 30ms delay cheap lcd's. Only then did everyone started investing themselves in muh framerates because it was unbearable on these early flat screens with let's say 15 fps.

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Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources:

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
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Attempting to do Renaissance style chiaroscuro pen drawings. Pretty hard
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Believe it or not, I actually finished this comic. Well, it's finished-ish. Even though I balanced the blacks and whites so that it wouldn't need color, I'll probably go back and add some later. But for now, I'm going to call it done.

The first page is my favorite, so if you're pressed for time then you can just look at that one and ignore the rest :D. When I started, that was actually the only page I was going to draw. At the time I had some brief notes for a story idea, and a visual concept for the opening, but not much else. Then, much to my surprise, I was happy with it. Weird. So I decided to just dive into the project to see where it would lead. And it led to this.

>I like how the bees overlap the panels on the left
Thanks. I want to improve my page compositions, to ensure they read properly and are visually interesting. To that end, I was trying all kinds of tricks. Most didn't work, but a few did.


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YES-YES, I FINALLY KNOW HOW TO USE ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS, this is my first work done entirely only in Clip Studio Paint + After Effects. AE wastly surpasses Live2D and offers good opportunities but it's also incredibly complex and shocked even me in its difficulty, although I had plenty of experience in similar Live2D, I can't imagine how noobs would handle the programm. The moving lava and the shining background couldn't have been done in Live2D because that software is a crippled joke of an animation program. Also, the ash changes its direction during the movement, which is something that could have been done thanks to AE. Earlier I did falling snow already >>49697 but you can notice that it was railroaded and didn't change its direction (because Live2D is a pile of shit).
Welcome. Surprised to see East Asians here.

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Do any Ernsts enjoy birding here? Recently I've been getting into it. About two weeks ago I bought a cheap bird feeder at tractor supply and hung it in my backyard. At first nothing bothered with the feeder, but slowly a number of birds began to take notice. Now I have chipping sparrows, house sparrows, house finches, northern cardinals, and gray catbirds visiting the feeder. I also leave a bowl of water on the ground for american robins and european starlings, which I change every morning. Unfortunately, I do not have a decent camera so I cannot provide images of my backyard visitors. Here are some photos I found using google images.
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>No retard with a slingshot is going to have an appreciable impact on rodent populations.
It's obvious that a SINGLE person can't do much in such a case. IT would be more of an "insurgent" measure, and by law it's highly illegal anyway.
Of course when the greys arrive in Germany (and they will, eventually), swift action by every single hunter is called for. A massive pushback. Although how I know our politicians, there will be a year long debate and whatnot before they allow you to shoot one per week or something like that. And then the red squirrels will vanish and people like you will stand there and say "eh, whatever". But then again, your country was founded on displacing the original population, what else would I expect?
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Leave the washbears alone
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I will when they leave the birds alone, stop replacing our own varmint and stop spreading diseases.
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trying to draw pird. feathers are hard

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News thread here.

Post articles, opinions and your personal Two Minutes Hate here.
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Ok, enough of this politics shit.

I have a question/request. Does anyone know of any blogs / content aggregators that deal with developments and news in various fields that AREN'T politics? Like, sites and blogs that deal exclusively with tech, art, music, culture, video games even, but still in a pop-culture manner?
I want to know what's happening in various niches, but still retard accessible. I don't care about politics and social media drama.

Image to grab attention.
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> tech
Eventually will have to deal with politics.

> art, music, culture
Eventually will have to deal with politics.

> video games
Oooooh boy.

If it isn't pissing of someone, it isn't meaningful, it doesn't say anything.

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Well, here's a video game blog that's been going on for more than a decade and it's got no politics in it. Deliberately.
It just deals with autistic game analysis essays and some forays into programming.
No. 51199 Kontra
That guy is almost my mom's age
Fugg :--DDDD

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January 23rd 2021, the second year of the pandemic approaches - Ernsts self isolate
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> that it’s ridiculous to be exited about something that could go so horribly bad
Yes it is but everyone is every time. Deal with it.

Take this advice, you asked. Think of what you would be doing if you didn't ask.
No. 51194
Talking from the shallow depth of my limited experience with women:

It is completely OK to be excited. As long as you don't get creepily attached for no good reason, she will feel flattered.
But you might be overdoing it a little with the fears and expectations. Just be happy about what could happen. See watching that play with her as something to look forward to, a nice thing in itself, not a step to get her into bed. That might still happen, and it would of course be good for you, but even if it does not happen, you can have a very nice evening. And that is all to aim for here: a very nice evening together, spent watching a play.
No. 51195 Kontra
It is a mixed blessing.
No. 51200 Kontra
You can care about your things without a case, I don't buy a new phone every year, in the last 6 years I had 3 phones, the newest is just a few months old, the others were second hand, none of them has/had a cracked display and they sometimes fell on the ground, maybe they were built well.

Dude you read the wrong history books, history can be written in many variations, you just well for le strong political men make history trap, it's a hi**STORY** and not reality, common sense in history today, you cannot know how the past really was as your only access to it are some writings, many, many gaps, millions of gaps appear while writing history. It just fits your worldview, cognitive bias. And if you want to be on the winning side, whatever that means, you should abandon that topic all together and invest our energy in sorting out your life better as in get done what you want to get done. First of all you should not waste time on social darwinism, even if it is true (it isnt, read something against it to challenge yourself mentally), it does not help you any bit. You care about the wrong things and I tell you this as somebody who will likely never appear in any history books ever. Do I care? No, I have other priorities. I certainly don't care for Germany in some national ranking, 19th century tier, just like social darwinism. Euro countries hate Germany for its strong position within the EU. You think yuropoors will be losing against USA and Chinas as the super innovators of the future, while you probably have no clue about science policy and products made in Europe, all you see are jokes about our dated infrastructure and Neuland. Even in the 1980s it was the same rhetoric (Wirtschaftsstandortdebatte), and 40 years later Germany is still a major economy. The computer manufacturing is scattered across the planet, with rising nationalism/protectionism countries try to become autonomous, even the EU, there are plans for a Germany lithium refinary, why? Because the EU just like other "superpowers" try to get its share and become more autonmous. Just move to China if you want to on le winning side, if you care about belong to a country that is a supposed superpower.

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Posting ITT requires wearing a mask.
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Then don't and enjoy Winnie Puh's magical concoction.
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Please be considerate of EC culture sir. The sole reason I didn't close it immediately is because I know who laowhy86 and serpentza are, despite the fact I'm also aware poltards caught onto them. It doesn't help just posting random youtube videos. Again had I not known who this guy is I'd have said the same thing.

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Sir this is a gentleman's club for serious discussions, not shitposting like it's vierkanal.

It's the "I'm American here's my Chinese wife" guy who married a native Chinese woman and lived in China for awhile before getting butthurt about China.

I ain't watching it but to your point

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>was told appointments are being booked into April
>check site
>there are no vaccines within 200 miles of me
That's the most shitty and useless administration we ever had. We basically don't have any vaccines.
No. 51135 Kontra
Sorry. I thought people on suspicious sits like this knew about them. Also that jayoe guy you posted got interviewed on Chinese state TV so he can be trusted 100%.

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Posted about Happiness, but threda autosage'd so here's v4 of the best thread. Here's the repost:

Watched Happiness (1935), a silent movie about a yokel with this stronk wife who live and work a farm, being bled dry by the classes of old Russia - Priests, kulaks, military, thieves, etc. The movie itself really isn't that good save for its historical context.

Our yokel attempts to perform his own funeral which makes all the parasites who live off his work terrified because if he dies, "Then who will feed Russia?". The clergy accuse the fool of sacrilege - the military takes him and they sentence him to die 7 times in the Carpathians. His strong heroic wife joins a kolkhoz, leads a shock worker bridge and scores a bountiful harvest. The collective farm awards her applause, praise and even sheep. There is still trouble in the kolkhoz as remants of the old classes try to steal from the collective and start acts of sabotage. Alcoholics and 'loafers' are shown to be the reason why the collective isn't doing EVEN better.
The evildoers attempt to steal the grain stockpile, the main character who was demoted to standing guard fails to keep safe the people's grain and those damned reactionary forces steal both the warehouse and our protagonist. In the end, the collective DESTROYS them by shucking melons at them because their harvests were so incredible and bountiful that they could assault food thieves with them. After this victory by the shock workers of our collective farm, the couple goes shopping in a fashionable and well stocked clothes store in a nice and organized city.

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It was really great, thanks for sharing.
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Story about a woman taking revenge for the rape of her friend. Very fresh and reasonably provocative imho.
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What genre? Just rape-and-revenge stuff? Or like Hard Candy? Or actually good?
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Sorry, I did not clarify. Drama/black comedy thriller

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Old thread is kill, this is the new Radio Ernstiwan thread. In case you're new: The best stream is The Weekly Album stream, the others can be ignored.

Share your musical taste and your seductive voice (no homo) with your fellow Ernsts, and help making this chan not only enojoyable for the eyes and mind, but also for the ears. As always, there are no restrictions whatsoever in what to stream. Just share what you like, every streamer has his own ideas and style, and it only makes the radio more interesting.

The radio is available here: http://radio.ernstchan.xyz:8000/

There's also a chat and a discord where you usually find people talking about gay porn and penguins during the streams.

http://ernst.bplaced.net/chat/blabax.php (You can register with an email or make a guest account which will tie your name to your IP. If you have a changing IP and want to keep your name register with email)

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We will start a test run tomorrow between 14:00 and 17:00 Germany time. So 3 hours with a few little breaks for you to go to the toilet, get some fresh air or whatever.
That way we would need 4 to 5 streams to finish the book.

If i don't have any listeners at 14:00 i will end the stream and won't attempt another audiobook stream in the future.

If the stream is a success i can upload audio files for those who missed a stream.
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Todays winner is "Yellowman - Mister Yellowman".

Next weeks poll: https://poll.fm/10723973

Like always we start at 18:00 Germany time.
In todays pre-stream we have the finest sounds the 90s had to offer.
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Bernd scoota beschter
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A significant part of former Scooterbernds have switched sides to EC. t. knower.

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Ernst The Great, transmitting his (blog) messages across time and space!
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Good for you, keep at it,but don't come off as needy. And don't ask for touching or kissing, just do it.

On a somewhat related note, I just fugged gf really good, she was moaning really loudly (she would never scream), coming and all that, but for some reason it is now MY legs that feel like jelly. Could be because I started doing sports again and thus go harder and longer, but it still feels weird.
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Dude, I'm underfucked as hell. Maybe she as well but still this is slow pace. I already made sure that the distance between us is minimal despite corona. She already sent me messages, good signs in a way.
Also my ex was often quiet, moaning was there ofc, but not all females scream so that other tenants can hear it. Also yeah, sports helps with stamina and better sex overall I guess.
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Godspeed, Ernst. Bums sie, bis ihre Mulle sich weitet!
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ignore this guy

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Last one was good, but it just doesn't bump anymore like it used to. Time for the sequel

Share your literary misadventures & accomplishments ITT
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Well, any kind of spiritual value the Bible supposedly has is of no interest to me, but the literary value might be pretty high, actually. There are tons of stories in there to be plagiarized alluded to, and some of its narratives became pretty common in European literature, as far as I know. So I wouldn't be so harsh on the Old Testament: sure, there are tons of really fucked-up shit in there (like all the genocide even by Jews themselves who are supposed to be protagonists, or YHWH's petty vengefulness, or just weird sexual stuff (the story of Lot's daughters wouldn't be out of place in some Japanese cartoon porn comic)), but there are some quite engaging ones too. By now I re-read the Pentateuch and at the very least Genesis and Exodus were quite interesting, they've read as some sort of fantasy novellas. When I was a kid, I got to Ezekiel or somewhere around that, and I remember liking some other books as well, like Ecclesiastes and Job. So I wouldn't write off the Old Testament entirely. Also, there are quite a lot of funny old words to use (like "жестоковыйный" — literally harsh-necked, and it means stubborn). And yeah, any organized religion is shit, no exceptions.
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>taken as a whole it's pretty much the basis for Western civilization emphasizing things such human rights and righteousness and good morals, and would consider a large part of that overall moral degrade to have happened directly as the result of attempting to replace a Christian ethos with money grubbing nihilistic secularism.

Tbh, I'd consider it a lot more complicated than this old notion of it being almost entirely a secularisation of Christian ideology. There exist strains running throughout pre-christian Europe that have just as much impact if not more. For one, by the time Christians can claim Rome and Greece, the republican/democratic ideals that had such a profound impact were long gone and in Anglo society, the concept of the Ceorl (which would morph into the 'Free Born Englishman' idea) has imo cast a longer shadow in terms of legal equality because it represented a longstanding consciousness among the lower classes that resurfaced multiple times over the centuries, when by contrast the christian teaching at many of those same points was the deference to the divinely mandated authority.

Also keep in mind that under the 'christian ethos', those same nations were quite happy to oversee many a bloody conquest and genocide. I think a new zeitgeist is more promising than trying that one again.
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Finished St. Augustine's Confessions a while ago, the autobiographical chapters were interesting, even if just because they're rather relatable and also clearly well written. Only skimmed over the latter chapters with the theological & philosophical arguments though, as I couldn't really get much out of it.

Read the minor works of Venedikt Erofeev, had a blast. Despite being completely different types of texts, they share being incredibly funny but equally depressing at the same time.
Walpurgis Night, a tragicomedy play set in a Soviet madhouse. The main character, a Jewish alcoholic, tends to break out into shockingly well written iambic pentameter at the seemingly most inappropriate times, and Erofeev somehow manages to elevate this beyond just being ironic.
Vasily Rozanov through the eyes of an eccentric - an essay/short story where the main character wants to kill himself until he reads the complete works of infamous Russian reactionary writer Vasily Rozanov
My little Leniniana - a collection of Lenin quotes, mostly from his letters, contrasting demands for people to be executed if they don't comply to some of his ridiculous demands with mundane musings about riding a bike with his wife.
The former is already available in English (though I can't vouch for the translation quality considering how much wordplay is involved) I'll probably do some quick translations of the latter two.

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Ben Hur

I'll keep reading because I have exhausted all my books.

But everything is irrelevant and nothing fucking happens.

Okay for a toilet read, but would not recommend.