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Legacy of Lazaria by Lillian Gemmledock - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:24:03 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Act 1 - Heaven, Hell and the middle one

Marcus: "It was a cold day, I was hoping to get help, but instead I was bleeding to death, I was watching on the dead body of Sam. The poor bastard was 18-years old kid, that guy could had a bright future but instead he choosed to fight for this fucking country! It was sad, 'cause nobody would ever know about this kid who sacrificed himself in a war for our country, poor boy was tortured like an animal, but till the end he didn't gived any information to our enemies. It weather was cold, then I saw a bright light, and someone was calling me from that light, I took a cigarete and started to smoke, it was like the last time i was smoking, I had promised to my wife that in someday I will stop smoking, and seems like this is the last time. I started to get some flashbacks from my past, I used to beat Merry(my wife) very often, suddenly I realised what I had lost when she died, my life became empty and I was alone, blaming myself for her death, and begging for forgiveness...
I closed my eyes with a smile and moved the gun to my head, when I was to shoot, something had stopped me, I quicly opened my eyes and saw an Angel with a black wings.

Angel: Finally! A perfect viesel.

Marcus: "The Angel had took my body and soul, and I was trapped in a body that I can't control"

Angel took the body of Marcus and had teleoprted into Limbo.
Dildo Senpai - Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:08:34 EST ID:7YEQcZ0R No.69641 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Where's the 2nd act?

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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Caroline Nandersock - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:39:08 EST ID:5Dw6Tb7B No.69579 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>so, i've begun to do calculus
>(very first problem has fundamental arithmetic error)
> I don't understand why minor addition mistakes and miscalculations are met with such hostility and snobbery on this board. It's not like I'm claiming to be anything that I am not.
Jenny Grimstock - Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:54:44 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's not entirely the same, it's not as though his mistake drastically changed our understanding of the meaning of the sentence and the rest of the paragraph.
Eugene Pettinghick - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 04:39:20 EST ID:zxBDCzdR No.69584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They are not the same at all. Language has context and you can determine the general meaning of what someone meant to say.

Math is a formula that NEEDS to be correct the first time around. Writing can be edited :)
Albert Pummerdock - Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:11:26 EST ID:pAm5dBQw No.69599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I recommend critique circle, its a solid web page with active community. You only need to crit like three others stories before you can post and get crits for roughly 2k words of your own, good deal.

If you are going to do a novel, i'd suggest short stories to 'practice up' first. Then you can get crits for a full story at a time. Otherwise, if you are intent on the novel you can post 1 chapter at a time on the web page and expect feedback. Be warned though, once you go over 2.5k+ words, the # of crits you'll get is pretty low unless you make some friends and/or become super active.

Good luck!

I'd avoid this board for crits, its neither active or very indepth.
Phyllis Goodman - Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:01:24 EST ID:VDcvzZA8 No.69617 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>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.

You're not going to be able to spin compelling fiction out of bong-session theoretical abstractions. Try elaborating your views on these things in essay format instead. Narrative is built around character-driven conflict; this is true of lowbrow generic stuff just as much as the literary stuff that you seem to have in mind.

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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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!
Henry Hucklekud - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:53:09 EST ID:ql7zsZ64 No.69582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Brinninghood - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:23:13 EST ID:ITW5QW3V No.69606 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I gave up about half way through dance with dragons. I will pick it up again one day. I honestly think GRRM is waiting for the series to end so the books can take on their own life again mainly because when reading dance with dragons i would begin thinking of the tv show and it would fuck with how i was reading the book until it became too muddled and i had to put it down.

Yellow Wallpaper by Dumbo - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:16:19 EST ID:4ThINaYI No.69515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How tf could anybody find this story about mass hysteria interesting at all dry af
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Hannah Grimridge - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:29:46 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess it's quite slow paced but it wouldn't be appropriate for it not to be, given the subject matter. Were you made to read it for school or something? I find it strange that someone who wouldn't find it interesting would pick it up out of choice in the first place.
Here, you might prefer this
Betsy Drezzleville - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:52:26 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69542 Report Quick Reply
They're definitely gay. One was so in denial about his gay feelings that he tried to kill the other dude to stop feeling attracted to him.
Angus Clobblebanks - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:00:40 EST ID:2LvAe2Be No.69543 Ignore Report Quick Reply

yeah in 10th grade
ntnchamp2 - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:35:00 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Yellow Wallpaper is fucking groundbreaking and awesome. Imagine publishing something like this in the 1800s. Have you read the ending carefully? Find me better 19th century literature if you think its so easy.

Are you just a high school student assigned to read this story and you couldn't finish it because you have ADD? Who's fault is that?
Caroline Nandersock - Fri, 03 Nov 2017 22:40:35 EST ID:5Dw6Tb7B No.69575 Ignore Report Quick Reply

how about Young Goodman Brown? i felt like a lottery winner when i first discovered that story. written 1835. one line just leaped off the page at me it was so good

>... But he was himself the chief horror of the scene, and shrank not from its other horrors.

>"Ha! ha! ha!" roared Goodman Brown, when the wind laughed at him. "Let us hear which will laugh loudest! Think not to frighten me with your deviltry! Come witch, come wizard, come Indian powow, come devil himself! and here comes Goodman Brown. You may as well fear him as he fear you!"

recccomendations please. by N7IX4 !!aUW3ymB7 - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:48:19 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69532 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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transgressive, psychedelic horror, post-apocalyptic, nihilistic, and existential literature reccomendations would be muchly appreciated. books or poetry. just need a break from dry research.
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Archie Fuckingworth - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:49:24 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>House of Cards
Lol It's House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
But agreed that is a fantastic book
You also might enjoy Brian Lumley's Necroscope series, weird crazy psychic thriller turned into demonic-Vampire horror, it's great.
If you want something REALLY weird, check out Liminal States by Zack Parsons, a description wouldn't do it justice
Albert Pockford - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:02:07 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69536 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shit yeah sorry that's what I meant. I was too distracted trying to remember what the author's name was.
Edward Chinkinfit - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:49:34 EST ID:RUCvfwXM No.69566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The three stigmata of palmer eldritch is pretty spooky shit
Edward Givingkene - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:30:47 EST ID:XT+L+WtE No.69567 Report Quick Reply
torrenting Necroscope and Liminal States, if they suck I will be back to yell at you.
Hannah Dengerdodge - Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:19:02 EST ID:GP0LBYeb No.69568 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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.
James Fingershaw - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:37:18 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.69545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's cool, do you have an abstract on it already? I've started reading Bataille not so long ago, it's really a wonderful author.

On bodily fluids, I recall a beautifull passage on "The history of the eye" that includes sex, blood, vomit, feces and urine.

Surely there's something about fluids on his lectures called "The Erotism", that's like, his main ontology book, so there'll sure be something about fluids and the experience of the sacred there.
There's some mention of rituals and blood on "Slaughterhouse". There's mention of ghosts and spirits on "Dust". Anyway, sadly I haven't read that much from Bataille, but I'll sure be getting into him in the following couple of months.

I can also recommend an article on bataillean materialism, it's a really great intro to his philosophy: 'Hollier, D. (1990) The dualist materialism of Georges Bataille"

You could also check out Paul (ex-Beatriz) Preciado for fluids' talk. He doesn't talk all that much about shit, but he pretty much builds an entire philosophical cosmovision on semen.
He also said at a conference that his next work was a "History of fluids, of blood, semen, feces, etc".
OH! And he has an article on gendered bathrooms called "TRASH AND GENDER. PISSING/SHITTING. MASCULINE/FEMENINE".

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N7IX4 !!aUW3ymB7 - Sat, 28 Oct 2017 21:30:10 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No abstract yet, but thanks for bringing to my awareness that I can start with that. Seems less intimidating of a goal than an entire thesis. I'm new to him too.

I read "Story of the Eye" in high school but forget most of it. I'll try to order the titles you mentioned eventually if I can't find them online.

japanesse horror novels by Priscilla Goodson - Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:25:28 EST ID:LcsC+kFT No.69523 Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are the best of the best? No anime/manga, we all know Uzumaki exists and is scary, this is for novels/short story collections.

Looking for: speculative conspiracy/spy fiction by Fox Mulder - Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:45:04 EST ID:hSquYpk7 No.69519 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been reading some of Delta Green short stories at the moment, essentially Lovecraft + The X-Files.
Does anyone know of any decent conspiracy literature with speculative or fantastical elements?

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.

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

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.

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