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 No.1092960[Reply]

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I have recently gained the rather expensive hobby of collecting headphones.

I'm very careful about which ones I purchase, and at this point, I have an incredible range that includes some insanely good headphones.

Like... mindblowingly good. Like... able to hear the violinists adjusting themselves in their seats while the horns are blaring good.

My top setup at the moment is Hifiman Sundara's (US$350) with a balance cable with the FiiO Q1 MkII as the DAC (US$100 when I got it).

Listening to lossless through these is like being in the room with the performers. It's nuts.

My dream setup, if money were no object, would be a pair of Meze Empyreans (US$3K) and a Holo Audio May DAC (US$5K).

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Share a hobby you're currently into, investigating, or just dreaming about!
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 No.1092968

>>1092967
I just spent the better part of my saturday hooking my aunts new fancy headphones up to her TV and getting her a YouTube Premium account so she can hear music without ads, showing her how to make a queue and whatnot.

And for those of you about to ask "why not Spotify", she like sbeing able to watch recordings of the performances / music videos as she does, and her tastes are mostly in well known classic rock, so it's all fairly easily available on there.

 No.1093072

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I like making pretty rocks.

I got a faceting machine from my great grandfather, and I've been doing lots of gem faceting lately. But it can also make cabochons, so I've been doing those with rocks I find while I'm out hiking. My brother wants me to help him polish some natural moonstone he bought. Hopefully I can make them shine

 No.1093073

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I have a history of collecting hobbies and losing interest in them spanning most of my life so far.

I learned recently that's characteristic of ADHD so I am increasingly convinced that I might have it.

But my current hobby is learning to play guitar and further exploring everything there is to hear on spotify, oh and collecting CDs to make my own collection of albums in FLAC.


 No.1092923[Reply]

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Gucci berry wine.
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 No.1092977

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>>1092956
uh huh, welp..... thanks for making me feel a certain way.

 No.1092978

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>>1092977
Happy birdy mating season to you too, dear!

The little birdies outside are making babies

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>>1092931
Man I just don't understand this stuff!


 No.1092929[Reply]

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The Brony Show 452 - NOW Pillars of Equestria game

Hello Everypony! Last episode we had a quick runnin with our friends at Pony Wars for an update to the game... and it ended up taking up the entire show! So now this week before our host runs off to EFNW we're going to talk about the Pillars of Equestria game on Itch.io. Come and join us!

Be sure to join us at https://thebronyshow.net/ at 6PM PST/ 9PM EST live this and every Monday. You can also join us an hour early for the Brony show preshow and get your brony show starting early. You can catch our podcast archives here at https://vimeo.com/thebronyshow. If you want to be part of the show, let us know! Email Circuit at bronyshow@gmail.com. Also be sure to tune in to our affiliate Ponyville live for the show and more fun things after the show at http://ponyvillelive.com/


 No.1092696[Reply]

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Hey all! Long time indeed since i've made a thread, and i thought some of you might find this interesting, so i've decided to enlist your help with something!

I've taken on the mantle for a D&D session whose old DM couldn't continue DMing for, and for whom i was a player. The playgroup has great chemistry, and we all wanted to find a way to keep playing, so i decided i'll do my best to learn how to dm, and shove all the existing characters into a new setting at level 1! Everyone is prepping at the moment, and when we're all ready we'll start! I don't know if that will be next week or a few weeks from now or what, but it's moving smoothly so far.

The setting is Ravnica from magic the gathering (where the first campaign was) meets the setting from the anime/manga Made in Abyss! It's meshing up pretty well so far!

The first quest i'm going to give the players is to fetch a gemstone from an abandoned research lab to give to a gruul (think primitive, tribal beast-people with an affinity for nature and brute strength) warrior so that he can give it to his fiancé. I need to make a character for both the bride and groom (or bride and bride or groom and groom, that's all pretty up in the air right now), as well as decide how i want to roleplay the wedding.

This is my first time DMing, so if anyone has advice, resources, or inspiration, i'd love to know! Also i'd like to hear about everyone else's experience with D&D, since i'm still very green at it!
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 No.1092738

>>1092707
Good advice! Thanks! A lot of these sure would be a lot easier if my players were more communicative!

>>1092710
Oh! Thanks! I've actually already been listening to his Matt Colville, it's been really helpful! I think the next step is to hammer out mechanics. The official WOTC DM guide so far has proven not super useful. It talks about creating worlds and quests and stuff, and i already have a good sense of all that. I need to know stuff like how to roll initiatives and such.

And thanks! i'll probably take you up on that!

 No.1092744

>>1092738
You might be the one who has to initiate for communication on this.

 No.1092921

the best advice is Shia LeBouf

JUST DO IT


 No.1092745[Reply]

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I want a cheese grater like this.
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 No.1092779

>>1092775
We want the cheese to get holes, we don't want the cheese to DISAPPEAR.

 No.1092782

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>girving up practicality for novelty.
Disgusting.

 No.1092887

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What about a cheese lesser?


 No.1092735[Reply]

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So, this is a trope(?) that has been bothering me lately.

To my understanding, games and especially ones with highly customizeable main characters use the concept of a silent protagonist to avoid having to clash in-game forced dialogue and behaviour to break with the players' own intentions and immersion.

But lately I feel the whole concept of secondary characters and NPCs to do the talking while your character just stands around goofily staring into space is kind of not the best option to deal with it.

I personally would say that I think games can be better if the playable character is directly involved into the dialogue and if possible can even steer conversations with a few options. I don't mind giving away some of my freedom to have some active involvement with the story.
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 No.1092743

Good.

We need silent NPCs as well.

 No.1092755

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Not unless Hat Kid can clean her intentions and watch her mouth with that dreaded "P**K" word!

 No.1092884

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Link was a cutie. Him talking would have ruined the mystic.


 No.1092756[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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Come! Tell me all about your problems and what you are worried about.

This is a safe space where the opinions views and concerns of all life forms are respected and valued.
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 No.1092867

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>>1092863
She needs love and support.

 No.1092872

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No thanks. I prefer my psychologist and/or psychiatrist especially with their confidentiality agreement.

 No.1092882

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I smell nectar from fresh bloom Groot flowers 🌹 🌺


 No.1092322[Reply]

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Since I am a huge fan of Digimon I might as well inform people of what is happening right now because it is mildly amusing.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2021-08-04/digimon-tamers-20th-anniversary-stage-show-features-cancel-culture-villain/.175872

TL;DR
Every August 1st we celebrate the "Odaiba day", which is the day where Digimon Adventure takes place for the first time. To celebrate, in Japan there is something called the "DigiFes". An event for Digimon fans in Japan, near Odaiba.

This year we had a special "script reading" type of event by the original voice actors. The "Digimon Tamers" original writer hosted an event alongside the tamers' original voice actors. It was a continuation of the series after its finale. HOWEVER the theme was basically well..

The kids and their Digimon would fight in the innards of  internet agaisnt "fake news", "political correctness", "cancel culture" and all sort of things like that. It has been confirmed that the original writer is a far right extremist, antivaxer and the like. When called out he simply said "I am just asking questions". The fandom is outraged.
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 No.1092827

>>1092825
>>1092754
re: Wizardmon - let's be honest, Digimon Adventure (1 and 2) were pretty good, but good lord there were a lot of deus ex machinas and ass-pulls for the sake of keeping the plot going.

 No.1092829

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>>1092827
FUN-FACT: It was originally going to end with Devimon's arc. But seeing the success of the series, they went pass that. Hence why the story isn't... As good.
Tamers is much better.

 No.1092831

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>>1092829
Oh yeah, that's right. While it was pretty meh after Devimon was killed, it did eventually get better, at least for the most part.
And yeah, Tamers is pretty good, though I felt like I didn't enjoy it as much. But I admit that's probably just nostalgic bias.


 No.1092503[Reply]

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Are you worried about Lambda?  Do you expect that we'll get a booster specifically for it (and possible other emerging variants as well)?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Lambda_variant
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 No.1092812

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>>1092809
And meanwhile, the FDA continues to retard the full approval of any COVID-19 vaccine, keeping the vaccines on "Emergency Use Authorization" status.  At least this time the FDA isn't directly causing people to die by withholding life-saving medication like it did for years with Omegaven [1,2,3].
[1] https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/adumbrations-of-aducanumab
[2] https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/details-of-the-infant-fish-oil-story
[3] https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/contra-drum-on-the-fish-oil-story

 No.1092813

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>>1092792
It is the most realistic elephant ever programmed!

 No.1092822

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 No.1092027[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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time... for ice cream? what is your favorite?
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 No.1092541

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>>1092166
Yep it's sugar free. Though has sweeteners...

Eitherway. It's my favourite thing. If you get the vanilla you can pour a shot of espresso over the top for an awesome affogato.

 No.1092578

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>>1092540
>Invents delicious Vegan Ice-cream company   called "Wet Plantie Creme™️©️"
>Company HQ is in Denmark
>the company building is made of Legos©️

 No.1092808

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 No.1092699[Reply]

^
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 No.1092732

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>>1092731
she sounds like a cool one!
so i say may the best rocking experince be for her best regards.

 No.1092733

>>1092732
Yeah, she's pretty happy with it, so that works.

 No.1092734

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>>1092733
yay!
but sorrie to say, tis late so i shall crawl to bed
Nights


 No.1092624[Reply]

Come, let us enjoy the opera together.
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 No.1092671

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>>1092670
i absolutely love this aria... not just because it is so incredibly technically impressive, but it is also so beautiful, and portrays the symbolism so well: a mother yelling unreasonably at her daughter

 No.1092672

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>>1092670
>>1092671
this rendition is just so technically stunning... anybody who has sung classically or had vocal training will know, this is so, so incredibly difficult to do

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 No.1092345[Reply]

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So who here knows what a meniscus tear is?
For starters, the meniscus a piece of cartilage-like substance that resides beside your actual cartilage in between your joints, assisting in the bending of your limbs. It's generally so small and so out-of-the-way that you can go your whole life without being remotely aware that it exists - but when it breaks, it breaks hard and you know.

A few weeks ago I squatted down at work, and in doing so, randomly tore the meniscus in my right knee. From there on, walking was like strumming a single-string guitar, with the torn chunk of meniscus plucking the tendons in my knee with every step of the way. And since I got this injury at work, they got to pay for it.

Since money wasn't a concern, and since I don't want to ever be at my job, I opted to get the surgery as soon as possible. And here I am.

Funny thing is, meniscus tears are, according to my doc, completely random. You can't change your lifestyle - run or eat healthy - to affect the chances of getting it. And yet for some reason, it twice.

Moving on! Today I got the surgery. The knock-out juice was injected into my body, and roughly 56 seconds later I was out like a lightbulb. When I woke up roughly 45 minutes later, my leg was (and still is) in a tight bandage, and I was a doozy, shaky sick man.

My dad was waiting for me outside and then drove me home. Then the motion sickness kicked in. I tried my best, but it then appeared that since my positioning was completely unrelated to my destiny of vomiting, that what I needed to do was my hospital bag. It was supposed to contain all my useful papers, but I removed those and then used it for puke. But guys, let me tell you, I puked like a champ.

Usually when I see people puke, they're afraid. They don't want to puke - they cry and moan about the ride there. And when it's over, they cry some more about the nasty taste in the back of their throats, and their sudden helplessness in being able to control this function. But boy, I took all those feelings to my advantage - my helplessness - and rid it like a wave on the beach. I puked and rejoiced in how I suddenly felt a little better. And when I got home and settled on the couch, I puked some more, and then took a nap.

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 No.1092681

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>>1092679
>hugs... :c

 No.1092682

>>1092681
Your hugs are like rain on a hot day.

 No.1092683

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>>1092679
>>1092682
will you have opportunities to rest, and recover?


 No.1092412[Reply]

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Moony, I'm stealing your car.
There will be no negotiation.
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 No.1092665

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>>1092654
Ohh-key

 No.1092666

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>>1092568
Sorry about that, Rainstream.

 No.1092674

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>>1092666
It's alright. It's nice to hear from you all again.


 No.1092651[Reply]

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>>>/pony/1092635
Why does this place use n-words?
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 No.1092664

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n00b?

 No.1092667

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i am moving this to canterlot, but the site does not -- a ban has been issued: we are just a little slow in the response, is all

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