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Let's make and share glitches.

https://archive.sushigirl.us/culture/res/480.html Cont.


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General:
http://www.glitchet.com/resources
https://www.reddit.com/r/glitch_art/
https://8ch.net/glitch/

Pixelsorting:
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Some nice images I found.

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Just made this from ncmpcpp's ellipse visualiser. Not so happy with the result but I know I can improve on the technique.

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Making a full music video with a friend, hopefully I can make it interesting enough.



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Been watching any animation movies (japanese or otherwise) recently?
I didn't find a suitable thread so I figured I'd start one. It's strange that we don't have this thread yet anyway.
I recently watched "The boy and the beast" and "The girl who leaped through time", really good stuff. The same director of Summer Wars.
What have you been watching lately rolls?
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>>241
Thanks, I just saw it, and I gotta say, I liked it from the start.

 No.245

>>241
I saw it too thanks to your recommendation. I like it a lot! It could have used a kiss/hug at the end tho :3

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This here is a movie about a girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution and living life in Europe as a Muslim. It's very good. Watch it.

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>>246
I second this, Persepolis is great. Also you can check the comics if you're into it, the art is very interesting.

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>>247
Those two reminded me of Ms. Bitters



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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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>>181
On a similar note, I've learned last weekend that alcohol and being intoxicated can prevent you from being controlled by other things as well, like shame, conscience or society.

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Broadleaf plantain can be used for wound healing, which is convenient for hikers, because the plant is growing everywhere especially along hiking trails and in the presence of injured hikers.

– my grandfather

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Glass sponges, which have intricate skeletons made up of silica, have fiber optic properties.

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>>230
would you mind expanding on this? Is it antiseptic in some way?

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>>238

This. I googled it since it's pretty useful info for me, but it seems the leaves must be prepared in some way before being useful. Thing is, the methods listen online don't seem really practical to do when you are adventuring.
Maybe that roll can ask his grandfather again?



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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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>>154
there's gonna be a bonus episode in the april bluray release!

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For some of the ultimate comfort on the planet, Heidi of the Alps, or "Alps no shojou Heidi" is god tier. Handpainted everything, lots of animals and bugs, flowers, trees, and relaxing gusts of wind that really make you feel like you're on the mountain top. I love it. It's an older anime, but it holds up beautifully.

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>>226
Ah man, this brings back the memories. I used to watch this series in my childhood. Hnnng, so much nostalgia!

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>>226
lol I used to watch that with my mom when I was young.

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>>198
Genshiken was really comfy, although it was sad to watch everyone grow older and move on. Maid Dragon was really good as well.



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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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>>78
Just did some quick research. The photographer is Clarence John Laughlin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_John_Laughlin

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Check out Gustav Dore!

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He even made album artworks. lol

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Zbigniew M. Bielak is another good artist in this genre. Does lots of metal artwork.



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I finished reading The Three-body Problem from Liu Cixin and I really like it. If you like scifi you sushis should give it a try.

Let's talk about sci-fi books!

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What do you think of the books of Philip K. Dick? I read The Penultimate Truth a while back and enjoyed it, but there were a lot of things that I didn't like.
  Firstly is the names for all the technologies. This is probably to do with the era in which the book was written, but to me they sound like something out of wallace and gromit (e.g. the VAC-2000). This isn't really his fault of course, and is something that happens a lot in Sci-Fi; the authors predictions of the future will always be slightly (or majorly) wrong, and so future audiences are inevitably going to find it a little jarring. (A good example of this is how in Asimov's books there are civilizations that span the galaxy but still rely on vaccum tube communications).
 A lot of the ideas in his books are really good; the penultimate truth is about how a small group of elites convinces the population (which live underground) that they are still at war, and uses their labour to live comfortable lifestyles.
  Unfortunately he included a subplot in it about some time traveling Cherokee that didn't really need to be there. Maybe it was supposed to be symbolic of something, but I felt as though it was an idea he had that couldn't fill out a whole story, so he just sort of put it in there. Not that there is anything wrong with having subplots in books at all, I just don't think this one was very well done.

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I read Prelude to Foundation by Asimov.
The good part is that the premise is about a mathematician who develops a way to predict the future through mathematical models. The book goes on about all the political/social consenquences this would bring. There are really a few action scenes, so it would sound boring, but it is not, it's so nice.



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Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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>>203
Tampopo was an absolute treat. Thank you so much for the recommendation sushi!

A movie I was pleasantly surprised by was Wood Job, i was expecting something typically cheesy but it actually had a lot of charm. Definitely a comfy dive into the Japanese countryside.

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>>205
was nice, mmm…

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>>208
Just watched wood job.
Pretty good.
It's very well filmed and the story is pretty nice.

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>>135
I thought it was really well done, but it left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. As other people have said, the soundtrack was excellent also.

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>>131
I really enjoyed unagi, although it left me with a lot of mixed feelings. Kinda like the real world I guess.



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Cultistheoremist
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>>23
It's being released as installations so as not to limit the text's potential contents.

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>>53
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."

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>>98
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!

 No.207

Something I've been wanting to add to this project, though is taking time to draft out so I will do a rough edit here;

Gaj Treaty

Between the people that serve God, Gnod and the place where the garden grows - Gaj is perhaps a human form of entity; techgnod is the culmination of all decaying substances and will eventually consume life as a whole, while the treaty details that all three are in balance and exist according to one another. A fourth entity may be included once it is named.



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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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>>1
the stand

 No.195

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.

 No.196

>>195
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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I have fond nostalgic memories of HP Lovecraft. I had many sleepless nights in my teens brought on by nightly RLS, that I spent reading from a leather bound tome with collected stories by him.

Philip K. Dick is wonderful.

Burroughs as well, but more in that creepy rapey old man way. The literary hobby doesn't get much weirder than reading through Naked Lunch accompanied by necessary rations of cannabis.

And Burroughs got me into "In Youth is Pleasure" by Denton Welch. I lack the words to describe how well it paints the awkard, just slightly abnormal teen.

And to finish it off, Almost Transparent Blue by Ryu Murakami. It maintains a very satisfying proportionality between grittyness and beauty, written from the perspective of someone who's mostly just a spectator, someone who merely sits by and rarely intervenes.

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>>1
I think The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoi was the best book i've ever read.
I love Lovecraft too, The Shadow over Innsmouth is my favorite story by him.
The only Jorge Luis Borges story i've read was Tlön Uqbar Orbis Tertius, and i liked it a lot. I also have a book by him thats a collection of fantasy short stories.



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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.

 No.57

ghibli x moebius would have been dank

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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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