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Bump While Reading by Ebenezer Brookham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:04:46 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are you guys reading right now?

Brandon Sanderson just released the third and final book of his Reckoners trilogy, and it was fantastic. Where are all the Sanderson fans in here? It was this board that told me to read his shit, and now that I do, nobody ever will talk about them with me lol

Now starting Altered Carbon. Netflix is making a show based on it, and I like reading books that have adaptions impending so I can compare them later.
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Cedric Duckleville - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:26:06 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69507 Report Quick Reply
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I've been reading lots of horror for cocktober/halloweener and this book just blew me away. It's a collection of shorts that feels like a modern, more subtle Lovecraft.

Another good 2017 horror novel is The Grip Of It by Jac Jemk.

I also read The Drowning Girl, a cool ghost story about a schizophrenic girl. Anyone know any other good horror about insanity (besides the obvious Shining)?
kim jong chill - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:04:48 EST ID:1qX2FefF No.69510 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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hey guys, not reading this book right now, but came across it in the store and figured 420chan would appreciate it
Eliza Tootforth - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:51:40 EST ID:1MdE3704 No.69511 Report Quick Reply
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hail the horror god
Cedric Chindlewell - Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:31:34 EST ID:BJD1Z8OA No.69512 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my mom loves that series.
Molly Billerfuck - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:41:59 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I absolutely love the movie and I bet the book is 100x better.

Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Acid Burn - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:27 EST ID:1qX2FefF No.69508 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anybody read the actual text?

Supposedly written or at least circulated or published by an Imperial Russian intelligence officer in France around 1902?

I do believe communism HQ was centered in France around that time.
Acid Burn - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:05:33 EST ID:1qX2FefF No.69509 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Writers thread by Edward Hacklestock - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:22:13 EST ID:2cqnyO9u No.68150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How is your writing going /lit/? Anyone here working on something or have any work they want to share? Not poetry, we have the OC Poems thread for that.

I am 2 acts done with a 3 act novel. I have written short stories before, and this is my first long endeavor. I had always lacked confidence, but one day, I suddenly stumbled upon the perfect horror novel just sitting in my mind. Like, it is literally the greatest horror story if this generation. It will go down as The Wire of horror stories for it's brutal look at reality at the bottom of the barrel. But it will also be like Trailer Park Boys and have a cast of lovable losers, who are down and out, living where every day feels like the end of the world, and having that corner of the ghetto become the backdrop for what will be the end of the world for real, with the local stoners and crackheads the last line of defense before an ancient evil reclaims the planet it once ruled a millennia ago. It is not a horror comedy like John Dies At The End, it is straight horror with some comedic moments the way an action movie can have good comedy. I know it will be an insta-classic and probably get a film adaption. As a long time 420channer, I will find some way to get it to you all for free after I find a publisher, since I know this site thrives on piracy, even if I have to pay them for digital downloads for all 3-5 regulars here. Drugs and the apocalypse, it should be right up most of /lit/s alley.
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Phineas Hodgekitch - Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:45:30 EST ID:eGkwVHyb No.69393 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit I am high. There's like 6 pages of Lunacy I've written, 4 pages of magical rules and these neato frito bandito designs I doodle.

The pages of Lunacy are stream of conciousness type things. It gets more coherent as my brain recovered.
Phineas Hodgekitch - Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:46:05 EST ID:eGkwVHyb No.69394 Ignore Report Quick Reply
oh and that was like one third of that page. Fuck I suck at this.

nbbb not like it matters though.
Shit Grandfield - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:20:22 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>go through the portal and you can experience Real Reality, you just have to be on DXM
The writing is okay, it's not all that gripping. Might work better from a first person, especially if it's based on your actual experiences.
Doris Pickstone - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:21:01 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69504 Report Quick Reply
Even if it was first person, it wouldn't be from that characters perspective. He's not exactly the villain, more the villains delusional minion. He's not actually seeing a magic Real Reality, he's more a mentally ill parody of those character tropes.

Anyways, people always tell me my opening chapters are my weakest, then once they get into the meat of it they get hooked. I tried to make the opening chapter of my newest manuscript my best yet, here it is for group critique: http://textuploader.com/d4gnw
Shitting Biggleford - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:11:57 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Glancing over it, that bit seems more interesting although the adverbs are fucking with the sentence flow, it's distracting.

Bataille and bodily fluids by Nat - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:20:58 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69505 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone have access to quotes by Bataille about bodily fluids? I saw one by him on tumblr about how they can be part of a transcendental experience but don't remember the exact words. How to access more of his obscure work would be great to know too. I want to write a thesis about diapers and magick. I anticipate to spend about a year on it but haven't written a paper in years. General research advice would be appreciated. A friend already told me about MLA format. I can probably narrow down the topic as I acquire more information.

Writing fiction by Nell Grimhall - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:14:30 EST ID:qmeNY0mS No.69495 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I've began to write fiction. I'm toying with the idea of attempting to write a novel. Mostly for myself, as a means of occupying my mind and giving myself something interesting to do with my time.

My question is, how does one usually go about sharing portions of what they've written for critique. I don't have many close friends and family interested in reading fiction. So far I've come up with a little over a chapter of fiction, and some early, honest feedback from people familiar with literature would be nice.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Nell Grimhall - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:33:34 EST ID:qmeNY0mS No.69499 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's the current premise of the novel so far: It's about a 34-year-old man, whom is a functioning light drug user, who suffers from intermittent psychological and mental health problems. He had lost his wife to Cervical Cancer five years prior to the events of the novel. He has a close friend and occasional dealer whom possesses a near-genius-level intellect, and privately practices advanced chemistry experiments in his basement along with a few choice other individuals.

This friend of the main character accidentally discovers a new, fictional Tryptamine analogue. Being in the Tryptamine family, the substance's effect behaves similarly to N,N-Dimethyltryptamine in the user, however with a vastly different, fictional twist.

After the substance is synthesized, The main character is the first to try it, after some reluctance from the character whom
discovered it. This leads to the bulk of the novel's events.

The general subject matter of the novel is planned to deal heavily on the topics of psychedelia and the psychedelic experience, psychology and psychological health, spirituality, and mysticism, peppered with existential aspects, other various philosophical contemplations, and a recurring dialog on the human condition in a modern societal setting.

I have no idea if this sounds like an interesting premise. I'm flying blind, here.
Shit Grandfield - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:30:02 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's sort of lacking in the 'call to adventure' department.
Nell Grimhall - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:30:37 EST ID:qmeNY0mS No.69501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I tried to post what I've got written so far here, but it exceeded the maximum text limit thingy. So, I quickly made a blog and posted the content there, in the hope someone may actually take the time to read it and offer some feedback.


Any honest feedback at all would be greatly appreciated.
Shit Grandfield - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:38:38 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I got 2000~ words in and there's still no hint of mystery or motivation for the characters. Nothing to hook me into reading it, just some needless technical stuff about drug manufacture that the earlier descriptions of scenery aren't vivid enough to justify. What is it about this story that you think makes it worth reading? The driving force behind it? Find that and use it as a hook to draw the reader in.
Nell Grimhall - Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:46:13 EST ID:qmeNY0mS No.69503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you very much for your time and feedback!

Which Fantasy Series Should I Read? by Hugh Blesslecocke - Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:56:33 EST ID:kwVTiD1G No.69362 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Should I read the Malazan Book of the Fallen or The Wheel of Time, or Some other series?

I want to read a fantasy series that I can get completely lost in.
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Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:36:11 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No better time to read Memory Sorrow and Thorne than now. There is a sequel trilogy underway, decades later, with the first book out and 2 more to go. 5 books ought to to keep you busy till the rest come out. To Green Angel Tower alone will take you like 1400 pages lol
Graham Surringridge - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:37:10 EST ID:7ncN5Wag No.69455 Ignore Report Quick Reply
4 books ought to keep you busy* nb
OP - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:23:09 EST ID:dU6r9m2r No.69477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
seems everyone beat me to Brandon Sanderson. i've been obsessively reading and listening to his books ever since he offically took over the Wheel of Time series.

the man has a command of world building and magic systems that has me entranced
z - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:39:22 EST ID:SSpVtlT1 No.69493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i quite enjoyed the powder mage series by brian mcclellan
Charlotte Duckwill - Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:02:20 EST ID:1MdE3704 No.69494 Report Quick Reply
Im working through Malazan 7 this weekend. 6 was my favorite one yet, it was about time they did a book with the actual main characters in it.

Write something a word at a time by Phyllis Turveyway - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:25:00 EST ID:MIFgr3DY No.69338 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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1) one word (whatever punctuation, keep it appropriate not like hurrdurr ima put twenty quote marks cuz I can)

So you can alternate words thats fine, just no two words at once.
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Graham Geffingpedge - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:59:24 EST ID:+VKso4p6 No.69419 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Recommend me some books? by Beatrice Bronkinford - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:46:29 EST ID:8FNPieb1 No.69433 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would like to get back into reading, specifically looking for sci-fi books dealing with A.I. as well as books about psychedelic experiences & meditation.

For A.I., I've read Snowcrash and absolutely loved it, currently have Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep as well as Cryptonomicon otw in the mail. Any more reads you guys recommend?

As far as books about pyschedelics & meditation here is my current list of ones I've started reading. Any more I should add?
  • Be Here Now
  • DMT: The Spirit Molecule
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Martin Trotbury - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:59:44 EST ID:wW1tkXU5 No.69435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The wisdom of insecurity by A. Watts
Martin Trotbury - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:25:17 EST ID:wW1tkXU5 No.69437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You'll want to check Robert Anton Wilson. Haven't myself but looks good. Wrote a bunch of books.

If you are interested in psychedelic experiences & meditation you'll find the best stuff on youtube from lectures and recordings by Terence McKenna (psys, metaphysics), Alan Watts (religion, meditation, metaphysics) and RAW.
I spent a few years doing that.


Alan Watts was one of if not the main catalyst for the hippie movement in the 60's.
Hugh Shittinghood - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:24:27 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Alan Watts was one of if not the main catalyst for the hippie movement in the 60's.
I think Ken Kesey breaking LSD out of the MKULTRA labs and spreading it around the country with the Grateful Dead probably did a bit more.
Phoebe Brookman - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:50:24 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This one is really good.

It's kinda like I already knew everything in that book to be true but it was hidden behind layers of bullshit.

For anyone who could use some perspective, it's great.

Stephen King by Martha Sollerbere - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 19:56:19 EST ID:aWSAts40 No.69461 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where the Stephen King fans at? His newest book just dropped today, co-written by one of his kids this time. It's a long ass mother, 720 pages. About all the women of the world falling asleep and not waking back up.

What do book fans think of the It movie? Or the terrible Dark Tower movie?

Or if you hate King, post your rants and I'll fight you, whateer gets the thread going.
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Frederick Seffingchet - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:51:20 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not Bachman that's Gavin Belson
Fuck Brandlelock - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 02:20:06 EST ID:uI4j9jXT No.69483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It the movie was allright I guess. The book has sort of the same rhythm, one crazy shit after another, but it’s got even crazier shit and plenty of calm scenes too. The kids in the books are lovelier (what’s with today’s Hollywood completely unable to make believable characters that are not some vulgar mix of stereotypes? not to mention children). There’s way too little about Derry itself, which is IMO the core of the story, to the point of making Pennywise (who’s already fucking mysterious) almost gratuitous. I hope the sequel is 3+ hours to compensate for some of the lacks, which in truth I believe is pretty improbable, but at least I hope we get some flashbacks or something like that to get to see crucial missing kids’ scenes.

You know what King book I found to be completely off the charts? The Shining. Yeah I know, the movie’s pretty good, it’s Kubrick and all, but it just doesn’t compare. That book is pure genius.
Albert Shakeshit - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:47:19 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Esther Suddleway - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:04:53 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Albert Shakeshit - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:08:11 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh wow I feel real dumb

A Song of Ice and Fire by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:21 EST ID:MnaUA0rp No.69298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Guess the other thread got bumped off. General discussion of the books (and Game of Thrones by extension).
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John Mebberville - Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:40:38 EST ID:jXXC04Ew No.69434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I will enjoy the rediscovery of Sandor in the books (crossing my fingers). It would be nice if Arya, whenever she returns to Westeros, will be the one to find him. Perhaps on her way to kill Cersei she passes by the monastery where a lot of readers believe Sandor is doing some monk-y therapy. This brings him to his brother, too.

On Arya: do you find her abilities as a water dancer to be believable for the relatively short amount of time she trained with her master? It does not seem like an art that one can self teach after a year of lessons, even if they were very fine lessons. She's not passed off as a super duper sword fighter, but she does train on her own and is shown to be very determined.

Originally, there was going to be a time jump of several years between the books. Could GRRM still do a jump?
Jenny Waddlehall - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:36:14 EST ID:UpveoqaN No.69445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I thought the books were fun to read, but the TV series being massively popular has honestly ruined the entire world for me. I just know that the future books will likely be influenced by the show instead of the way GRRM would have written the story had there been no show. As hyped as I was for the next book after finishing A Dance With Dragons, I've decided I won't read it or any of his subsequent works at all. Hope everyone else enjoys them, though. Yes, I am this butthurt about it.
Phyllis Forrywater - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:34:37 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The most pretentious people are the ones that don't like something specifically because of its popularity.
Eliza Drebbershit - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:08:26 EST ID:LZCUq544 No.69458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think he's already hinted Sandor being still alive in the books, at some point we're with some monks and a massive new acolyte of theirs drops something heavy in the background of a scene, and I think there's something about the monk saying that he found Sandor on a riverbank, and that "the hound is dead" or similar
Hamilton Cottingbanks - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 22:09:21 EST ID:jXXC04Ew No.69479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
THE CHRISTIAN FINALE transforms alongside GRRMs new faith!

Been Down So Long by Gnossos Paps - Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:11:32 EST ID:aGPSghOl No.68658 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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anyone know a book similar to Been Down so Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Farina? Loved it but can't find anything else like it, seems like a cross between H.S.Thompson and Beat writers.
Hugh Gindertork - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:23:43 EST ID:Nd5cShxB No.68684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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shit nignog

Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:59:34 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.68686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There were two books from that era that you might like - one was an autobiography written by Charles Chaplin's son Michael, it was called something like "I Couldn't Smoke Grass on my Father's Lawn" or something similar. The other was a series of autobiographical vignettes written by Joan Baez, and I think that one was called "Daybreak." She knew Richard and Mimi Farina well.
Matilda Bittingway - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:08:12 EST ID:b1qhw/1O No.68694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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go to bed thomas
Charles Cuttingridge - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:34:53 EST ID:pmhLUk8a No.68695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Don't want to start a new thread with a similar question but any recommendations for anything similar to Irvine welsh?
Ernest Tootforth - Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:45:07 EST ID:rQ8h+OfS No.69459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Joan Baez … She knew Richard and Mimi Farina well.
bit of an understatement, Mimi was her sister. Richard and Mimi did folk music, too. They cut an album before Richard's car crash. Richard wrote the liner notes which are pretty funny.

More trivia: Pinecone dedicated Gravity's Rainbow to Richard's memory. They were friends at Cornell.

Why we love to hate J.K. Rowling by George Cladgelat - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:05:39 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69257 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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For a young man in the 21st century, J.K. Rowling embodies just about everything that he hates about his own mother, but can't outright say to her. An aging neoliberal single mother with an inflated sense of self-importance using twitter to cope with her increasing irrelevance. The sort of woman who hasn't seriously thought about any of her opinions, but feels the need to push them on to others and condescend to anybody who might think differently.

She is an archetype. Neither insightful nor funny nor controversial. She is a consummate mediocrity basking in the praise of similar mediocrities the world over who have projected their own aspirations on to her, satisfied that somebody like them is a billionaire. Her Christianity is an accessory. She takes everything that she's been taught by public school and daytime television and fashions a god out of it.

She conceives of public affairs in the nebulous terms of "love" and "hate". The fact that an action might fall outside of either of these two categories, or that something she deems "hateful" might in fact be the wiser choice has not occurred to her. Despite this, she is shockingly easy to bait into a bitter, spiteful rage. Furthermore, her generosity only extends as far as her personal comfort. At the end of the day, it's little more than virtue signalling and if social opinion undergoes some vast sweeping change then she'll fall in line.

In many ways, she's already missed the boat. Her brand of comfortable feminism has already fallen out of style. She just doesn't know it yet. The second wave man-hating sexual phobia that sees rape everywhere. Its frigidity is evident in her writing. Then the bizarre merger with proud slut queer positivity. The post-hoc declarations of characters' sexual proclivities. The rationalization of racial retconning. It's like she discovered a Harry Potter fan tumblr, followed a couple links, and incorporated whatever she saw, resulting in an incoherent schizophrenic worldview. That's probably exactly what happened.

Her name is fucking Joanne. Need I say more?
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Molly Grandway - Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:17:47 EST ID:Ei2xcaIb No.69412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think Ebenezer sounds more like a retard than Cornelius.
Phyllis Goodman - Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:36:53 EST ID:ZWAR2X1l No.69414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Graham Geffingpedge - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:58:17 EST ID:+VKso4p6 No.69418 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what kind of a moron doesn't enjoy Kafka

You know some people enjoy thinking. We find it unbearable when authors spoon-feed us childish ideas that are all stolen from things the rest of us read when we were 7.

it is boring.
poorly written.
Doris Drivingspear - Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:49:20 EST ID:sB8W5Ygf No.69438 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I never understood how defeating and oppressing the people who wanted to make sure magic didn't die out from mixing with muggles was a good thing?
So the story basically moralises that just because Voldemort was evil the argument that wizards shouldn't care to conserve their magic, and indeed world based on it, is completely invalidated?
The ending basically means that eventually through mixing with muggles the magical world of HP loved by fans will erode until it is no more.
Sure, hermione was muggle born and had magic powers but how common is that in comparison with wizards taking care to preserve their existence?

Maybe you could argue that because things can go wrong and a voldemort can exist that wizards should die out? Another fallacy since wizarding also does a lot of good, and what about all the other countries wizards? Will they make the same choice? What's to prevent a voldemort from their ranks? Now opposed by a lot less wizards since the lack of self preservation.

You might not like it but the only thing Voldemort did wrong was they way he went about it. He was mentally ill but even a broken clock strikes right twice a day.
Jenny Bickleteck - Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:18:57 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The incidence of squibs to muggleborn wizards is greatly in the muggleborn's favour. Voldemort was not preventing magic from dying out, he was trying to use pre-existing racial biases as an angle to manipulate the unthinking masses into cementing his own power and that of other old and powerful wizarding families, who are his allies and subordinates.

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