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Let's make and share glitches.

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H.265 glitches beautifully. Also some glitched PCM audio.




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Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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Since you didn't list it, have you seen Ran, also by Kurosawa? Another really great film, starring Tatsuya Nakadai (who appears in several of Kurosawa's works), is Harakiri (1962). It's absolutely beautifully constructed, and remains one of my favourite films.


All About Lily Chou-Chou and the End of Evangelion. Haven't seen much in the way of Japanese films but those two are my tops for sure


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Eureka is probably my most favorite. Many memorable scenes: one in a beach, foreshore and Jim O'Rourke Eureka begins to play, the trumpets made me tremulous; I turned up the volume.

I love both of yours. Akira is definitely similar to EoE.


I loved the soundtrack by GONTITI in this one


>decide to watch Kitano's Hana-bi during a flight
>almost cry in public

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What're some comfy anime series?

I'm relatively new to anime and am looking for something slow paced in story line, and atmospheric in terms of soundtrack/sound design or animation. Only ones I can think of are Mushishi and House of Five Leaves.
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Seconding Kino, it's pretty atmospheric and very comfy, kinda like a darker aria, which i would also reccomend


Just watched this for the first time yesterday, came into this thread to recommend it. Instantly joined my top 10, I have no clue why no one talks about it much.


Just watched this and came back to say thank you this was incredible.


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I've been really into Genshiken, I love it, especially the first series. Slice of lifes tend to be really slow and with almost no progress, but Genshiken knows how to make good character developemente and it's just lovely. Both the manga and anime are nice (in the anime they skip some really nice parts tho).

Also, Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon is airing right now, I think everyone might know about it but still, is really comfy.


there's gonna be a bonus episode in the april bluray release!

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What're your favorite books?

I could perhaps be called an artsy snob for this, but one of my absolute favorite novels is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. I've always found the concept of labyrinths to be fascinating, as well as that of the inherent uncertainty in the image of reality presented to us by our sensory perception. This book features those two themes quite prominently, and explores them to a depth I've not seen in any other books I've yet read.

This next one might also reflect questionably on my character, but nonetheless I greatly enjoyed American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've struggled a lot with recurrent depersonalization, feelings of dread, and a general impression of isolation from those around me. Since the book addresses all of that, it resonated with me in that regard–though, not so much with some of the other stuff it describes.

I also love tons of H. P. Lovecraft's and Jorge Luis Borges's work, but those are predominantly short stories, not novels.
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My favorite book is without a doubt Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. The man has a way with words, his descriptions of nature are truly beautiful.


Same. I have a long to-read list (mostly cyberpunk and anti-utopias), but can't make myself read non-technical books… The hardest part is to start though. Now after 2 years without literature reading “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”, it's nice.


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Just finished Fahrenheit 451, it's on the list, I liked it more than 1984. Also, Snow Crash. It was hilarious and interesting. The Neuromancer was also great in terms of atmosphere, but I'm not a huge fan of the abstract, and some of the AI fuckery going on is pretty abstract IMO.


My favorite Novel without a doubt is Fahrenheit 451, second only to Death in The Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway.

Both chaged how I live my life. Fahrenheit 451 got me memorizing poetry, relying less on technology.

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Does anyone know where i can get an organized collection of Jean Giraud's art?

I've been searching for a good torrent for a while now.


ghibli x moebius would have been dank


I'm not sure if they would have it, but LibGen seemed to have some small amount of art on their site.


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Hey rolls, do you know any "technically" unique or really unusual animus or mangos? Unique in the way that it contains (almost) no text, or maybe consists purely of text (inb4 books), or is a webcomic with moving images and sounds.

Also works with a rare concept, do you know any? Like written in reverse chronological order or even disregarding time, or on a whole different plane of comprehension.
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It's a pretty literal interpretation of what you said, but Angel's Egg has almost no dialogue while still managing to be deeply expressive. Mind Game is quite unique, as well, since it switches constantly between different art styles. If you want something really wacky, try that. Cat Soup is another great example of a story being told without dialogue, mostly through a series of metaphors and dream sequences. I've not seen all of them, but Shigeru Tamura's work probably fits into the same category as Cat Soup: Glassy Ocean, Minor Blue and A Piece of Phantasmagoria. From your Lain picture, I'm guessing you've already seen that, but make sure to check out other stuff Yoshitoshi ABe's worked on. Technolyze was already mentioned, and Haibane Renmei's got a lovely feeling to it. I've not seen any of his other stuff, but I trust my main man Y to the A B enough to know they're probably good. There's also stuff like the End of Evangelion and FLCL, but everyone and their grandmother's seen that, so it's probably not worth mentioning.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Will post more if i can think of any.


Maybe this isn't what you're looking for, but there's always Cat Soup if you haven't already seen it. MindGame is another one that I almost never see mentioned, despite it being one of the most unique animated movies I've ever seen.


cat soup is that trippy one with the brother kitties right? I'd say that pretty much fits OP's request.
I was going to suggest Mind Game but OP asked specifically for very experimental stuff like stuff without dialogues and the like. In that sense most of what has been suggested are pretty much regular stuff.


I guess this is a really old anime but it was one of my favorites. It's really comfy and some of the hand animated scenes blow me away. Has rotoscoping and I know that's a popular technique but it's done very well in this anime. Bobby ni Kubittake Sorry if this isn't what you're looking for.


i'd highly recommend genius party; happy machine is one of my favorite things on this planet

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Post things you've learnt recently!

From 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable':
Cornstalks. In Australia, especially in New South Wales, from colonial times a name for youths, perhaps from their being taller and more slender than their parents.

That made me laugh, especially because it reminded me of myself.
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"Jackspeak" is a slang term for, well, slang terms used by the British and Canadian Royal Navies. Probably others too.


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The chapter of Rouen, (which consisted of the archbishop, a dean, fifty csushi rolls, and ten prebendaries), had, ever since the year 1156, enjoyed the annual privilege of pardoning, on Ascension day, some individual confined within the jurisdiction of the city for murder. On the morning of Ascension day, the chapter, having heard many examinations and confessions read, proceeded to the election of the criminal who was to be pardoned; and, the choice being made, his name was transmitted in writing to the parliament, which assembled on that day at the palace. The parliament then walked in procession to the great chamber, where the prisoner was brought before them in irons, and placed on a stool; he was informed that the choice had fallen upon him, and that he was entitled to the privilege of St. Romain.

After these preliminaries, he was delivered into the hands of the chaplain, who, accompanied by fifty armed men, conveyed him to a chamber, where the chains were taken from his legs and bound about his arms; and in this condition he was conducted to a place named the Old Tower, where he awaited the coming of the procession. After some little time had elapsed, the procession set out from the cathedral; two of the csushi rolls bore the shrine in which the relics of St. Romain were presumed to be preserved. When they had arrived at the Old Tower, the shrine was placed in the chapel, opposite to the criminal, who appeared kneeling, with the chains on his arms. Then one of the csushi rolls, having made him repeat the confession, said the prayers usual at the time of giving absolution; after which service, the prisoner kneeling still, lifted up the shrine three times, amid the acclamations of the people assembled to behold the ceremony. The procession then returned to the cathedral, followed by the criminal, wearing a chaplet of flowers on his head, and carrying the shrine of the saint. After mass had been performed, he had a very serious exhortation addressed to him by a monk; and, lastly, he was conducted to an apartment near the cathedral, and was supplied with refreshments and a bed for that night. In the morning he was dismissed.

This privilege was justified by the legend of the Gargouille, a fearsome dragon, and how St. Romain defeated him with the help of a prisoner. It was abolished in a famous night of the French Revolution. http://perswPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


That should say c(a)nons, but I like the idea of sushis doing it too


Ethanol helps against methanol poisoning.


Alcohol and being intoxicated can protect you from the effects of some crowd control gases.

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Who likes pixel art?
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Some of the pixels in these works are so small that they don't look pixelated at all!


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>pixel dark souls

I never knew how much I needed this.


Why is the one with the sea life cut off on the edges?

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This is the single only result I get on Google


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It's being released as installations so as not to limit the text's potential contents.


To my mind, a zine of brilliant impressionistic pieces, a series of miniature anarchist manifestos, and a treatise on chaos magic.

But, "Don’t show this to anyone; I wrote it for you."


I appreciate that - thanks for taking the time… I submitted this as an assignment the other week in my "drugs and alcohol in literature" class, the lecturer had some interesting responses also!

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I recently figured out that I absolutely love dark, Gothic stuff, be it art, TV or music.

The exact name of this peculiar genre I don't know, but when I find examples of it I lap it up. It's solemn in tone and touches frequently on death, darkness and the Unknown. The kind of thing that makes you feel alone, desperately alone. Wandering alone through a deserted field in the cold and rain towards the light, the single, lone house on the hill containing the single, lone farmer. There's something comfy in that for me.

Anyway, here are some examples/recommendations:
Over the Garden Wall is the best example in TV or cartoons. I've watched it at least three times.
This album I picked up - Stuck on a Sunday. Webm related.
This kind of art: https://art.vniz.net/en/ - including some by Zdzislaw Beksiński, which has been posted here.

Does anyone else like this macabre art? Does anyone have any recommendations?
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That kind of art is definitely what I wanted. And I can gladly (or should that be sadly?) tell you that the third image is by the late Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński.


Although Beksiński's art was often grim, he himself was known to be a pleasant person who took enjoyment from conversation and had a keen sense of humor. He was modest and somewhat shy, avoiding public events such as the openings of his own exhibitions.


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Just discovered this photographer: Frederick H. Evans.


His stuff has a very haunting quality to it - I love it.


I posted some in the nifty pics thread shortly before this one was created. Go look for them


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I forget the exact name of the artist for these but if I recall correctly he was a Southern photographer in the 20s or 30s who was trying to capture the Old South before it disappeared. He took a bunch of photos of old plantations and such and then would layer different parts of different photos into a single photo.


Just did some quick research. The photographer is Clarence John Laughlin

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