Do you know why humans have dreams? Sleeping is divided into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and Non Rapid Eye Movement (NREM), and they go in periodic cycles. NREM occurs for the first few hours after a person falls asleep, with the brain usually in a stasis-like state during this stage. The stage in which the body is unconscious, while the brain becomes slightly active is known as REM, and dreams will occur in this stage. By morning, REM will have increased in frequency, meaning almost everyone will dream until they wake up. I dream every night, but as I usually wake up late every time, I'm in such a hurry to go to school that I usually forget what I've dreamed. Yet sometimes I'll suddenly remember a long forgotten dream I had years ago. It's really amazing how a human's memories are structured.
Hello, Ponychan. It's been a long, long, long time. At least five years. I'm just popping in to see how things are around here, see what has and hasn't changed. It's good to see that the place is still alive and active. If there's anyone else who is still here from way back then, some of you might recognize me by the names Gemini (A Blue Twilight recolor) and Silverscreen, one of the first mods BronyState and Brony Movie Night. I'm not sure how long I'll be popping on here, just kinda got a nostalgia kick while re-watching the series from the start. Any greetings and questions will be welcomed.
Just for reference, I haven't watched much after Season 4, and I barely remember that one, hence my binge on the series.
Is this Sonichan?
This is the official /b/ & Friends thread! If there is another thread, redirect them here.
Everypony equal, everypony loved, you don't have to be a namefag to be a Brony, it's just for fun!
Love, tolerance, friendship, and kindness are the most important things a Brony can have, let's spread some joy and post some ponies. #Cyclic
Insane anime dialogue Post them.
How does one make cute anime girls real, I wish to have sex with one.
ponyfaggotry MLP post you are MLP merch
I know I promised I wouldn't drink this month but would it be bad if I had just one? I want a drink so bad.
Paranormal is normal. Paranormal, religious texts, and philosophies are records/influences of humans with technology to live eternal life interacting with humans who were other than possessing technology to live eternal life.
People who didn't have technology to live eternal life have explained their experiences with humans who have technology to live eternal life as psi, parapsychology, paranormal, religion, and philosophy.
What I'm saying is texts of religions, histories, and philosophies are records or influenced of interactions with humans who had technology to live eternal life. What I'm saying is humans have had technology to live eternal life since thousands of years earlier than now.
book club thread: heart of darkness hello /oat/. this is a book club, and the first book we're reading is Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. we're about a week in already, having been getting this organized so far in /chat/, but it seems like a good idea to come over here and make a thread for it because /chat/ is gay.
the current goal is to finish the novella by the end of March as a kickoff to it all, which is a pretty light goal, with Heart of Darkness being not particularly long. next month will be a different book, then the month after another book, and so on. along the way i will post threads like this with some questions i've thought up to hopefully draw up some discussion. as of posting this i'm about halfway through the book myself, so i'll probably update the thread with more questions like this when i've finished it. anybody else can also feel free to do the same thing, of course.
also: remember that the questions here aren't mandatory or anything. if you have thoughts about the book, any thoughts at all, just post them, regardless of it's something i've asked about. these are just intended to be conversation starters, more or less, nothing more.
let's get into it then.
1. what do you think of conrad's prose? bear in mind that this book is more than a century old, written by a man who learned english as his third language in his adulthood.
2. it's hard to escape the question of whether or not conrad was a racist when trying to do any sort of research about him or his work. most of which stems from this: http://kirbyk.net/hod/image.of.africa.html >The point of my observations should be quite clear by now, namely that Joseph Conrad was a thoroughgoing racist. That this simple truth is glossed over in criticisms of his work is due to the fact that white racism against Africa is such a normal way of thinking that its manifestations go completely unremarked. Students of Heart of Darkness will often tell you that Conrad is concerned not so much with Africa as with the deterioration of one European mind caused by solitude and sickness. They will point out to you that Conrad is, if anything, less charitable to the Europeans in the story than he is to the natives, that the point of the story is to ridicule Europe's civilizing mission in Africa. A Conrad student informed me in Scotland that Africa is merely a setting for the disintegration of the mind of Mr. Kurtz. >Which is partly the point. Africa as setting and backdrop which eliminates the African as human factor. Africa as a metaphysical battlefield devoid of all recognizable humanity, into which the wandering European enters at his peril. Can nobody see the preposterous and perverse arrogance in thus reducing Africa to the role of props for the break-up of one petty European mind? But that is not even the point. The real question is the dehumanization of Africa and Africans which this age-long attitude has fostered and continues to foster in the world. And the question is whether a novel which celebrates this dehumanization, which depersonalizes a portion of the human race, can be called a great work of art. My answer is: No, it cannot. if you disagree, how would you attack this point of view? or if you agree, then why?
3. on top of racism, another frequent point of attack is sexism. very quickly into the novella we're told that women live in their own little world, completely divorced from reality. the female characters we've seen so far, however, intrigue me, especially the knitting women who seemed to be such a heavy allusion to the fates. my understanding from some outside reading is that the role of women in this book is not going to be entirely clear until the end, so until you finish it i suppose it's just something to keep in mind.
4. how separate should we keep marlowe and conrad? how much of this is autobiographical, and how much is marlow a distinct entity being used to make a point? i'd almost be shocked if conrad wasn't telling us this story in the way he is - from the perspective of an unnamed sailor listening to Marlow's story - without a reason.
5. in the very beginning, the way Marlow was described was interesting to me, and i'm curious what everyone thinks it was meant to convey. there's a lot of religious imagery being used, comparing him to jesus and even buddha. the transition from that to the story he actually tells us is pretty damn jarring.
6. what's your favorite book cover for this? i quite like this one, though it's technically for a graphic novel and not the actual book. the graphic novel itself does not look very good.
that's all i got in me for right now!
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hello im mr kpop this is the kpop thread im kpop. this is kpop. lets kpop
new kpops coming soon: girls day iu oh my girl is this about to be one of the greatest periods of kpop in kpop history???? i ask you all this. i say "yes probably" in fact i almost guarantee it
I think we're all wondering, will the movie have flipable pages?
pic unrelated does anyone else get nervous when it's windy out?
I don't mind rain or snow, but something about pure wind just makes me really uncomfortable. today has been a windy day.
Which is most carcinogenic: Mtn Dew, Red Bull, or Monster Energy? Serious question.
anime thread what anime are you watching/planning to watch/dropped /oat/?
i'm currently watching konosuba, youjo senki, hibike! euphonium and nyanko days. oh and dragon ball super.
i'm going back and forth on watching the fate grand order things, mostly because i have so many other things to watch that are waaay more fun. once the cool servants show up, i'll be game.
Chuck Barris RIP The most red pilled TV host and show creator has transcended this world. The man responsible for The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game as well as the creator and host of The Gong Show has died in your lifetime.
[Generic shitpost and post-ironic quote goes here]
/phil/ Who is your favorite philosopher /oat/?
Discussing possible changes to /oat/ This thread is for the purposes of suggesting and discussing changes to /oat/'s content and mod policy towards the board. The intial proposal from staff is in short: >/oat/ - All content not covered by /pony/, /chat/ and /rp/. Stricter standards of civility here then /chat/.
What the first half of this means is that /oat/ will continue to be a general purpose catch-all and threads will not be moved to a different board with the exception of political threads being moved to /chat/, or threads which break site rules.
The second half regarding civility is slightly more complicated and definitely needs more discussion from the community. Currently, /site/ has a specific rule regarding civility which is as follows >Use ad hominem arguments, do not contribute to the discussion at hand or do so in a belligerent manner and you will be warned and subsequently recieve a ban from posting on /site/ Occasional problems regarding enforcement aside, this ruling has worked reasonably well for /site/ in comparison to /site/'s prior conduct. As it doesnt exactly fit for the /oat/ community, simply copy/pasting the rule would probably be a bad idea. Which is why we're implementing it immediately Which is why the following question is being put to the board
"How do you want people to act on /oat/?" If you dont feel comfortable posting your opinion on matters in public, either because you feel that people may take offence or that it simply isnt popular, i can be reached on discord Fen#7859 or skype jack5665 along with my mod email email@example.com
Life is priceless is there any bigger oxymoron? Human history was filled with a history of human life being quantified financially, with people constantly, to this day, calculating and valuing life in a real and objective way. Hell, its the basis of slavery after all.
Human life, in and of itself, is effectively worthless, not priceless; ANYONE can make a human being without even knowing how, they're absurdly cheap in value. On the other hand, physical objects often require precious resources or knowledge to make-- much more valuable than a simple body.
Where did this asinine concept come from?
Childhood is idolizing House Telvanni
Adulthood is realizing House Hlaalu makes more sense
...I thought were interesting. I like this Gamesradar site a lot, it's not very clickbait-y, there's no bullshit like auto-playing videos or ads that scroll down the page with you like every other news/gaming site now, they get straight to the point, and they seem a little shill-ish sometimes but not that bad.
also what is you guy's favorite video game of 2016?
for me it's definitely Gears Of War 4. perfect example of a developer actually LISTENING to the longtime core fanbase of a series and correcting the mistakes of the last game and just delivering a great experience that is more or less exactly what everyone wanted.
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/k/ thread<tfw i wish i could own an actual assault rifle come join gunfags
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Why do we allow Ponyville, ef and /mlp/ to exist? I know we dont have the numbers to annex /mlp/ but we could easily napalm ef and no one would miss them. And all we have to do to destabalize ponyville is kidnap Moony and they will fall apart.We allready forced Mlpchan and Anonthony to become French, and FIMchan commited seppaku, so were halfway there !!TO ARMS BRETHEREN , FOR THE EMPORER(ESS).you didn't even try
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You find pic related buried in an old chest in your backyard. What do you do?
>when your 14 year old brother gets the good genes and is now taller than you What did I do to deserve this?
Are you intrigued by America's Next Fashion Designer for Nerds?
But for real tho, who is P i p e s ?
>My face is tired What did she mean by this?
which :burger: is best?
just get me the wrong way...#Spoiler you know... alot of the times I can watch alot of stuff online, knowing they are fake, and laugh at them, while alot of people goes "oh god how can you see this".. And my answer is, because thats is not happening. ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoPE3VCxs1o but something about this specifical glitch.... sting me in the worst possible way. It have to be to a subconcious level my reaction, because im not sure why this gets me when I have seen more "realistic horrible" stuff and dont get me like this.... the one of the hair is fine what ever, but the one on the right..... Its scares me.... It make me think on a person infected with some kind of insect parasite, that ate up his face, and over time made up a hive out of his head, while he still alive.... and that make me shivel like a coward.... .... dont know why...
Mustelids > bovids
Tfw a badger
Remember, FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.
I started collecting MP3s in about 2001, and if I try to play any of the tracks I downloaded back then, even the stuff I grabbed at 320kbps, they just sound like crap. The bass is terrible, the midrange…well don’t get me started. Some of those albums have degraded down to 32 or even 16kbps. FLAC rips from the same period still sound great, even if they weren’t stored correctly, in a cool, dry place. Seriously, stick to FLAC, you may not be able to hear the difference now, but in a year or two, you’ll be glad you did.
>tfw just found 2 g's of wax in a bag in my coat pocket
>had a full night's sleep >air is sufficiently chilly but not painfully cold and there's some melting snow on the ground outside >gf is en route to my place >have a warm mug of earl grey >all I have for homework is some web design and maybe some SQL studying when I'm done that >have weird fuzzy spring-like feeling that I haven't experienced for a while Only good feels are allowed in this thread.
Give the above poster appropriate theme music.Ponychan
Do you guys want to see my katana collection?
The Brony Show 255 - A little bit of catchup "The Brony Show 255 - A little bit of catchup
Hello everypony! We've been working really hard on getting things together for our show format, and unfortunately more than a few things have fallen through the cracks. So we're going to spend some time to catch up on everything before we begin prepping for Season 7!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/"
Do Gs get to go to heaven? Cuz I don't wanna die But if so, I'd like to know Do Gs get to go to heaven? Cuz I don't wanna die
>tfw shitposting, running soundcloud promo, and writing a final paper all at the same time >tfw literally one page from being done and this is the best paper I've written for the class I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Would you? Would you attend a changeling gorefest if invited?
Just a reminder, the Vernal Equinox is at exactly 10:29 UTC
(10 hours from this the time of post)
Someone be my internet boyfriend.
Have you ever heard of the Anthropic Principle?
Basically, it's the theory that 'if something must be true for us, as humans, to exist, then it is true simply because we exist.
The universe exists simply because it is there for us to observe. In other words, the intelligent lifeform known as humans learned of the existence of the universe through observing how the universe was formed by the discovery of the laws of physics. If humans had not evolved to the present level, then observation would be impossible, and they would never learn of the existence of the universe.
This means whether the universe exists or not, for a human who hasn't completely evolved, it wouldn't make much of a difference. It is because of the presence of us fully-evolved humans that the existence of the universe is widely accepted. This is the method of thinking from the humans' point of view.
The macbook is the Toyota Camry of computers.
real gs move in silence like lasagna
Kanna-chan is the cutest!
Well hey there, (You), fancy seeing you here this afternoon. What's up?
>Delete my webm of a dog fucking its own face >Current year
if you could time travel to any year in time?
what year would you go to?
you will have to spend a week there btw
>8 page paper >Due date moved up a full week OH BOY THANKS GUYS
So in honor of St. Patrick, let's have a Hibernian thread.
All things Irish go here.
22:52 - Force (EMF): if you think one person can save a board then do it yourself
I will save Ponychan!
Would there be interest in an adventure time stream in the evenings this weekend/week? Like starting tomorrow and going a few days, getting thru whatever of season 7 we can I gotta study like mad this spring break during the day so that might be a fun unwind
so my phone contract/lease is up soon. i barely use my plan/data, since i just use it for web and apps and usually on the campus wifi anyway. what do? who uses a phone for voice or text anymore anyways? should i exchange for a phablet with just a small data plan?
i mean i use discord, steam, (super rarely) skype, excel for tracking workouts, youtube for lecture videos, web for Blackboard/Canvas/Student center etc, pchan, calculator/physics apps, banking and paypal and my credit card applications, etc, music obviously, facebook, reddit etc. so i dont use phone minutes or text hardly much, and usually little of my unlimited data currently. mostly the device is what would matter, since if i go that route i might as well have something bigger than the s5 that's easier for using those programs
Homework Meme Hangout This formal logic Final is brutal. How are your classes treating you /oat/?
"They steal your whole sound, that's a Real World Challenge You an addict of cheating but I took the charge Stop running up my money tall, height advantage Ohhhhh, ohhhh; oh you too much to handle in one package"
damn...so this is the future of music...
At the last bastion of hope I stand, As the humble day turns slowly into night.
Clouds burn red in the sky above, Echoing the sun, just below the line Between earth and sky. A distant barrier between All that is and All that is to come.
Silence whispers all around me – In retrospect, an earned peace. A great divide between Who we are now… And who we can become.
The stand of trees makes a point. I am here! it says. I exist! I am free to grow and live and love! And when the time comes, It laments, I die. But only to be born anew In the seeds I spread at day’s long end.
Birds cry softly as they glide and spin In the dusk-toned sky above; A testament to freedom implicit.
Crickets sound upon the flagstones As wind rustles through the grass And this is home, this is home At last.
>not converting to Turanic Mongolism so you can join the new golden horde and take over the known world in the name of the khan
(Mostly) Gay MLP Discord Server - Pony Pole Peninsula - https://discord.gg/hkqfGAU We are a well sized community for mostly gay fans of MLP on Discord! All fans of the show are welcome though, so come join us! SERVER LINK --> https://discord.gg/hkqfGAU
The Official Combined Applejack and Rainbow Dash Appreciation Thread Because the old, like really old, like over a year and a half old one finally reached the post limit of 3000 and there was no official ruling yet on whether or not it was supposed to move out of /gala/ I guess a new one is needed.
So, uh, rainbapples and stuff I guess.
Is india the new America?>filled with a massive number of people >They all come from different backgrounds and speak different languages >Overly social to the point of being unnerving >On its way to becoming a global economic and military super power >Culture that's boorish and loud
Went houseplant shopping like a normie
R8 my zzplant and flower
Today is St Patrick's day, when the Irish and Irish at heart celebrate the invention of alcohol by their patron saint; Patrick McGuinness. So >whatcha drinkin'
It's also tradition among Irish Americans to eat corned beef and boiled cabbage today, to remind themselves of why they left Ireland. >whatcha eatin'
And of course it's tradition to pinch anyone not wearing green, for luck. It's tradition in Scotland to carry around a small knife, for pinchers. >watchca listen' to
I swore I would never come back here. I fucking vowed that I would never open this fucking page again. I would rather be murdered than come back here. But I don't have a choice. All other avenues have gone quiet. All I get is silence. And I won't leave myself to my thoughts. That would only guarantee me losing my fucking mind. At least from hearing other viewpoints, even from this place, it might soothe what ails me.
A few days ago, I posted an ad asking for a girl who would let me suck on her breasts. Just for shits and giggles to see what would happen. Maybe I might get lucky? Well, I got a shit-ton of junk, but I expected as much. But then I got a message that when I read it, it confused me, but after re-reading it, I understood. It was not from a woman, but from a man. A man who was visiting my city on business. He claimed he was obsessed with large breasts like myself. We got to talking and it turned out he was only go to be for two days and then leave. He said he already had a large breasted girl on her way to his hotel room. He had his time with her and then he talked some more with me. He was surprised that I was going to turn 29 in a week and I had yet to see another human being naked in real life. He was more surprised when I sent him my picture and he said I shouldn't have any issues getting what I want. He wanted to call me so we could talk, but I told him I had work. He said he was simply going to tell me his experiences and try to help me out. But then he said he would see me later and he hoped I would succeed. And that was it. He went silent.
All of this just made me realize that I am almost 30 and I have failed in this aspect. Not even sex as that I don't even feel like going towards any longer. Simply having fun with the opposite sex. I cannot make it there and time is slipping away from me. I am in my prime, but I won't be for very much longer. Soon, the years will begin to weigh me down and I will falter. How did I come to this? How did I fucking fail so spectacularly? I typically don't like to think about it so these thoughts usually never come into my mind. But all this with the gentleman and my upcoming birthday made me realize I fucked up. I completely have screwed the pooch here. This guy, who had never been to my city, spent two days here and already succeeded where I have failed for the last decade. And no, I don't want this because of how others will see me. I could care less of how people view me. I want this because I want it, no other reason.
How did it even come to this? Where did the years go and what do I even have to show for it? Not a damn thing.
Wanna play CAH or something tonight?
Your thoughts on this? How racist is jontron?
Who do you think could best hold their cider? Who'd be worst?
We FMA now Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange
Tell the person above you something you a) like about them b) think will help them (advice/suggestion/helpful critique) c) a character, song, object or animal that reminds you of them
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I wonder what Dashie's hooves smell like hahaa... just, y'know, curious you think she washes them? or would they be all muddy and have bits of grass in them? Makes you think
FIGHT THE GLOBALISTS AND TAKE YOUR MASCULINITY BACK! ONLY 41.97 FOR 2oz.
What country do you live in?
What state do you live in?
What city do you live in?
What house do you live in?
What car do you drive?
>Mid 30s >Patches of snow on the ground mixing green and white >Still bright and sunny >Faintest bit of snow flowing in the air
Truly this is the most perfect of seasons.
Mate, it's hard to explain, mate. it's jus' like... one day you'll jus' be wif your mates havin' a look in JD and you migh' fancy curry club at the 'Spoons, but your lad Calum - who's an absolute ledge and the archbishop of banterbury - will be like, "Brevs, let's have a cheeky nandos instead."
Post yourself or just your name if you've posted yourself before and get rated
How does a very british person insults somebody when they're mildly angry?
Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you admission....
i got into my program
what a HUGE weight off my mind
Im an old man Is emo and scene still a thing? Im an adult so I'm not up to date with what kids are doing these days.
So I kinda wanna make another #serious thread. So I was wondering, as an asexual person, I was wondering how interpersonal relations factor into your lives. Can we all just drop the shitposting for a sec and actually talk about our lives.
Morgoth Thread Post the first dark lord, Morgoth Bauglir, Master of the Fates of Arda.
Good morning, /oat/~
The cars of the Pixar Cars movies aren't cars, but insects. Cars 1,2,& 3 are all sequels to A Bugs Life.
Please answer both polls if they apply to you, don't feel compelled to leave a comment if you choose "other".
Note: Atheism was deliberately left out on the second poll, as it is not a religious belief. If you answered "atheist" on the first poll, feel free to disregard the second (unless you believe in non-theistic religion)
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Share and R8 m8
Will you be my friend, anon?
Do you think Flithy Frank, idubbbz and maxmoefoe are normies?
"we think she does a great job of representing just how awesome someone with autism can be."
I promise to referain from insults I hate to waste a good post, so we'll have do this without the insults:
>>>/trash/7938 You wanna know how long the lessons of his listening last? For about as long it takes him to run into the exact same issue in another thread. Ask him how many times has he been informed in /dis/ by a user named 'Royal Night Guard' that he is once again trying to reinvent communism only for him to drop the subject entirely and appear a week latter with another utopian idea that made Royal Night Guard tell him he's trying to reinvent communism again. Ask him how many times he got btfo by the here present algol on the topic of history of right-wing libertarians only for him to try and pass the same argument even now in /chat/ - I remember at the very least two times. Ask him about the many philosophical discussions he had with users 'Royal Night Guard' and 'Flutterguy' in /dis/ that were basically just regurgitation of previous arguments he lost...badly.
Are there any vegetarians or vegans here? What's your diet look like? Its not really financially viable for me right now, and I'd like to travel and try some specific types of food first, but I'd like to quit eating meat within the next 5-10 years.
To the omnivores, would you ever consider quitting meat?
pray with me /oat/
Our Father, who art in heaven Hallowed by thy name
Phobia so what phobias does everyone here have? Just wondering since I was sitting here having a panic attack over something that appears to be nothing, and wondering how many other people on the chan have fear issues on things.
I just saw John Wick Chapter Two in theaters, AMA (about the movie I mean)
why protagonist on anime and videogames have the white guy short hair generic look.
Ogga bogga where da latvian paganz at?!
issssss my birfday!!
Purim and St. Patrick's Day.
I trust everypony has a decent stash stocked up?
Dawn of the final day Can you feel it mister krabs?
In this thread you can ask me, a real British person, any question you like about my country.
ps- Brain tumor was much smaller than anticipated, was thankfully not cancerus, and has been removed. Still going for extra scans from time to time to see if anything grows back, but thankfully so far everything seems ok.
Thank you for all the concern and care you showed, was not expecting it.
Anyway enough of that gay shit cause that's not what this thread is about
Buying Shit ITT: Things you found randomly and decided to buy.
Mine: I haven't watched or read Black Butler since fukken 2012 or something, but the moment I saw this thing I recalled everything about it I liked. Namely: Grell. So I bought this. I don't even wear wristbands.
America's spelling system should more like Mexico's Seriously, you know that our spelling system is fucked when "fish" could be spelled "ghoti". In contrast, Spanish is admirably regular in its spelling.