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Cosmic Horror and the Uncanny by Phoebe Biffingmud - Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:49:58 EST ID:3Joq45iN No.70361 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Recently I stumbled upon Thomas Ligotti a pessimistic horror writer in the vein of Lovecraft. Was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for bleak cosmic horror, I've read a little bit of the usual suspects associated with Lovecraft- Robert Block, Frank Belknap Long, August Derleth etc. and I was hoping for any hidden gems other horror lovers have found.

Pic Related- it's a non-fiction philosophical work by Thomas Ligotti about pessimism in horror. Very good and I highly recommend it.
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Barnaby Dullypot - Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:48:54 EST ID:GLWxF519 No.70362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Great, is it 2012 again already? You've got a lot of catching up to do.
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James Cennermedging - Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:33:13 EST ID:FPY25MTc No.70363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Laird fucking Barron
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Oliver Fellershit - Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:31:34 EST ID:dXFNjbwC No.70386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>70362
And the award for douchiest reply of the year goes to...
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Emma Breddletock - Thu, 20 Dec 2018 03:04:03 EST ID:Pzjg6R/p No.70429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Clark Ashton Smith
Sir Arthur Machen


Non Fiction Stuff by Caroline Fennerfire - Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:54:03 EST ID:0YXAfObP No.70398 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm on the lookout for some comfy books about real stuff.
Travel journals are often neat, really liked A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle.
Started on Pilgrimage to Mecca by Lady Evelyn Cobbold recently, but since the entries are dated I decided to read it at the same dates as they're written.
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Oliver Nillerville - Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:15:16 EST ID:pyv38Bpq No.70399 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jack London's stories about the Yukon gold rush are fictional, but he actually went there and experienced it, so there is factual basis for much of his settings.
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Ebenezer Brummlewick - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 04:02:53 EST ID:JfA8ZcEt No.70403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You might enjoy Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, if you haven't read that already.


Eddie by Archie Sinderstat - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:28:27 EST ID:v6VPdgs1 No.70180 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rate my novel I'm working on lads. Here's the gist of it.

>a soldier called Eddie gets kicked out of the British army for deserting so he returns to his home in Liverpool. He struggles with PTSD, anger issues and alcoholism. Finding it hard to assimilate to civilian life, he gets a job working as a security guard for a shopping mall. He dreams of someone attacking him with a knife so he has an excuse to beat them senseless. Among all of this, he has an unexpected child with a woman he has fallen out of love with but he tries to stick with her for the sake of the child. Eventually the friction becomes overbearing so he moves out of the house and lives in his car. He begins to have delusions that his car is a ship and that he is a pirate sailing the high waves. He eats limes to prevent scurvy and he drinks copious amounts of rum.

This is what I have so far, any ideas where I could take it?
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Nigel Cangerfuck - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:13:57 EST ID:Y/0CgIiO No.70328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>70327
This
Make him the dread captain Eddie and have himsteal one of those historical ships from the 1800s and actually sail off to the Caribbean in search of treasure. Maybe he has trouble sailing because he doesn't know how and has to find a loyal and trustworthy crew to help in misdeeds across the sea.
There has to be one scene where they fire an a old cannon and some shenanigans ensue, I'll leave the details up to you. Good luck OP!
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Shitting Pittstock - Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:14:23 EST ID:xhAcgPkb No.70331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He thinks his ship gets rammed by a giant whale but it's just a fat woman leaning against it.
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Eliza Pundlegold - Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:41:36 EST ID:pyv38Bpq No.70332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70328

somehow on his drug-addled voyages he accidentally sees/witnesses/learns something that is in the interest of national security of the uk, they are willing to wipe his military record clean and pull some strings to wave away charges for stealing the ship if he cooperates with a secret black ops mission aboard his old timey vessel for reasons you make up
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Samuel Picklechore - Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:21:09 EST ID:iz+IDXSE No.70338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70180
OP, read about Black Sam Bellamy and draw inspiration from one of the most based dudes to have ever lived.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Bellamy
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Edwin Briggleson - Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:40:44 EST ID:45tZtNjg No.70388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turn this into modern day Don Quixote


Most Engaging History Books by Martha Samblecocke - Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:06:11 EST ID:RQSkkkju No.70245 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'd like to learn more about history but my attention span isn't the greatest and I have trouble reading even fantasy novels, so I need something that's not too dry or hard to get through. I want a book that's a real page turner but will also educate me about historical events.

What are some history books you found highly engaging and easy to read? Any period in history is fine.
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Ernest Backledale - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 15:42:42 EST ID:4EERHP/g No.70246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fighting the Flying Circus, Eddie Rickenbacker. Personal memoirs of a WWI fighter pilot, back when plane guns weren't synced to the prop and ricochet'd towards the pilot and flying wrong could tear the fabric off your wings.
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Nigel Buzzham - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:19:20 EST ID:RDxczTNN No.70277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last good history book I read was 1776, by David McCullough.
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« ƸЖƷ » - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:46:29 EST ID:TvqEXntr No.70291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>70245
I enjoyed Hobsbawm
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Barnaby Divingpodging - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 05:59:43 EST ID:VQ7onn50 No.70314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I’ve not actually read it so take this with a grain of salt, but I’ve heard great things about Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything.

Has anyone here read it? Can you confirm or deny my suggestion?
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Hannah Clellerkeck - Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:20:00 EST ID:JfA8ZcEt No.70394 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm slowly getting through Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilization". He's an awesome war correspondent who does his best to remain neutral in his assessment of the middle east, its history of foreign interference and the consequences of such interference. It's not too dry as a lot of it reads more like his own memoirs than a standard history book.


Words dawg, fuckin words by Sophie Drummlesire - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:19:58 EST ID:QfrG9TGw No.68189 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT: Things involving language that rustle your jimmies

So really anything from pic related to people who want to axe you a question, and so on
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Beatrice Woblingnure - Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:49:11 EST ID:HcCwYi35 No.69904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69902
The word painstakingly comes from the term "to take pains". Staking pain doesn't mean anything
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Henry Foshchodge - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:56:55 EST ID:LTzt5BVQ No.69907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69906

it lies in where you place the pause
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Alice Fuckingfuck - Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:01:47 EST ID:whiEkKmr No.69917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69911
There is going to be a slight pause because two syllables. Also the s at the end of pains has more of a z sound to it than that at the beginning of staking. Also the whole point of this thread is that we are all right.
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Albert Blytheridge - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:38:29 EST ID:O/eWPvU3 No.69922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69917
Interesting, I never really looked into what that term meant. I'm surprised that people say "painstaking" regularly enough that it's become a source of jimmie-rustling for you.
I get really fatigued by people throwing around words like "spiritual", "blessed", "holistic", and the like, particularly if used to denote one thing or action as "more spiritual" than another. It isn't these words themselves that irritate me but the smug attitude that often seems to surround them.
These conversations also seem to involve a lot of fancy language and references that one doubts the speaker understands to any meaningful degree.
Certainly I'm guilty of this myself, but more often in writing than in daily conversation (as this post is likely evidence of).
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Polly Sinnerbanks - Sat, 27 Oct 2018 03:49:25 EST ID:lsq3sVFr No.70370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69907
You should really hyphenate better


archetypes and dialogue types by Polly Fumbleluck - Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:51:46 EST ID:Y6GWRCoI No.70352 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Curious, is there a place where we can flow through different character styles of speech and personalities to discuss how to ease into that character and form it like an Archetype

I've been banned from a few websites for falling into a character inadvertently and pissing off people..so I'm looking for outlets, other than handwriting, just to practice the type of dialogue that may occur when in use
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Sophie Ginderdock - Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:11:04 EST ID:k9TAbtTt No.70379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>70356
Yeah best I can think of is game like Neverwinter Nights 2 or something..

I guess one could try researching and/or brainstorming characteristics for a persona. Then try to assume that role for a paragraph for others to critique, eventually another persona could be sketched to interact and contrast the alternate persona.


Best torrent sites for books by David Gunnerdock - Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:30:57 EST ID:ombRs0pw No.70346 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Pdfs or whatever
Demonoid was my plug
thanks ty ty ty
plz help need books
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Jarvis Clecklewell - Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:14:48 EST ID:Y/0CgIiO No.70347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>70346
Is that a pic for fags who read motivational books or something?


Cormas DeCarchon by Clara Duckshit - Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:50:56 EST ID:8GEk/Nb2 No.70342 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Which ones going to die first? Which ones best, which ones worst? Which one has the best book?
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Albert Gimmlewot - Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:54:11 EST ID:Y/0CgIiO No.70344 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70342
I don't understand
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Sophie Ginderdock - Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:59:06 EST ID:k9TAbtTt No.70378 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70342
Don't know the names. What if you went more in depth about some their respective works?


Modern religous interpretations by Ebenezer Divingnog - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:17:33 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70132 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for stuff on modern interpretations of religions and how they intermingle and carry over into each other. How mythology morphs in such cases as pagan Saturnalia translating over to Christmas. Maybe even breaking stuff like investigative religious journalism. I've always been interested in the subject but have done no reading on it. Specifically interested in Christianity but anything interesting on any religion in any time period is cool.
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Caroline Pendershit - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:09:31 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70162

its ok
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Alice Dangerstere - Mon, 30 Jul 2018 02:55:37 EST ID:V3ULOMpM No.70249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70157
Mircea Eliade is much superior.
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Nathaniel Pickman - Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:18:38 EST ID:k9TAbtTt No.70317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70157 his masks of god series is really good, albeit a little outdated now.

also this series on mythology: https://youtu.be/BLoOYuwMQC8
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Martha Buzzdock - Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:12:51 EST ID:UEJcT2Pn No.70325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bart Ehrmann wrote a lot about different christian sects that existed at some point and were quite influential but died off.
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Ernest Socklenirk - Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:32:17 EST ID:pzzBCzyM No.70336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70132
There's this author called E.R. Dodds. He specialized on greek cultural history. He doesn't talk much about our present time, but he has this amazing book called "Greeks and the irrational" about the pagan, magic, mystic roots of greek culture. It quotes really obscure sources and gives a pretty good explanation of some greek cultural and psychological phenomenon. It's pretty well reviewed in the academic community. He also wrote a book on the socio-psychological consequences of the advent of early christianism in pagan cultures, it's called "Pagan and christian in the age of anxiety". I think it's a pretty good place if you want to go beyond scientific divulgation, but still want something sort of general and literary, and not some uninteligible academic mash up of ancient and modern languages intertwined from a thousand different sources.


What poem is this? by George Lightway - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:17:50 EST ID:xYtXfnry No.70292 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Just found this linked on a blog somewhere. Mixing is too low but it sounds like old-timey poetry. I can't find it anywhere, tho. Any idea what this is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJb3WEvjSos
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George Lightway - Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:28:08 EST ID:xYtXfnry No.70293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtEAWUNBisY

Okay, now this is driving me nuts. Wtf is this?


Free books? by Eugene Nuddlefield - Thu, 31 May 2018 15:25:09 EST ID:wMdoZpuZ No.70121 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't know if there are much in the world, but I was thinking people might post links here for free books (as in physical, of paper, made of dead trees, etc.; for ebooks there are plenty of places). Most of these might be religious, but that comes with the territory. Still, I feel a lot of them are essential for anyone aiming to understand human beings.

http://www.cpsglobal.org/content/order-free-quran-2
>quran

http://www.budaedu.org/en/book/
>buddhist literature
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Wesley Blathergold - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 04:06:53 EST ID:wMdoZpuZ No.70123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Goodreads gives away copies of new books, but it's a sweepstake type thing and only for U.S. residents (or so I understood, the rules were a bit confusing).

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway
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Augustus Dellytitch - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:53:06 EST ID:TcGMt4Md No.70252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like Little Libraries. You leave a book in place of an old one you read, also bookswaps are A1
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James Cabberpotch - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 23:55:29 EST ID:UxAu2w7L No.70253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://libgen.io/ has tons of fucking shit. if u cant find something under the category ud assume it to be under try searching for it under sci-tech, lots of stuff is erroneously under there
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Polly Shakefoot - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:38:25 EST ID:k+f+MG26 No.70288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First thing that comes to mind are public and university library's. I use http://www.gutenberg.org it has a wide variety of non copywrited works. Please enjoy.


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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Cedric Sindernatch - Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:27:37 EST ID:AyT0r+yl No.70280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70274
oh yeah I apologize in advance if I make any glaring mistakes when typing.I'm usually pretty high and I don't read much outside of here.

nb for slightly off topic but still in the realm of /lit/
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Hamilton Cankinbanks - Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:00:40 EST ID:Ivuktz9u No.70283 Report Quick Reply
So I wrote this short story and some shitty free internet "zine" published, but apparently they got emails from epople who were horribly offended and now they have removed my story from future editions of that "zine". Here's my banned story, is it really so offensive? I can't stop LOL'ing that I actually triggered people IRL and caused a headache for the d-bag who runs this Zine.

“Dad, if we’re both about to die, I just wanted to say that I love you. I know I should have said it more often before, but sometimes it takes your impending demise to realize the important things.
“Also, I’m sorry for acting like a dick when you said you wanted to take me fishing. I’m a shitty son and shouldn’t have acted like I would hate it. Because now that we’re out here on this canoe, fishing isn’t so bad. If it weren’t for the huge tornado bearing down on us, this could have been a perfect day.
“Anyways, before we get Wizard Of Oz’d to death by that big cyclone fucker, I should probably come clean about a couple things. I don’t want to get to the Pearly Gates with all these unrepentant sins rotting the core of my soul.
“First off, I should tell you that the other day, I shoved your toothbrush up my ass. Okay, I know what you’re thinking: which end did I shove up there, the handle or the bristles? Unfortunately the answer is both. Well, it’s more like I shoved the handle up there, then used the bristles just to massage my general butthole and taint area.
“Second, you should probably know that I jerked off, like, all over the house. I don’t mean that I did it in every room, although I did. What I mean is that I came all over things. I jizzed on the couch, the carpet, the television screen, your favorite reclining chair... I shot my load on almost everything. The only objects spared my seed were the things in the babies room. Somehow that would have felt… pervy.
“Let’s see, what else is there…
“Well, I act like I hate your new fiance because I miss my Mom, but I actually don’t. The real reason I’m so weird around her is that she’s a smoking hottie and I can’t handle talking to fine babes like that yet without getting flareups of social anxiety.
“Oh, I also killed Whiskers. I wish I had a…
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Augustus Gerringfuck - Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:48:25 EST ID:4G/pRGNZ No.70284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70283
What exactly were you trying to communicate with this?
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Ernest Crungerville - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:53:37 EST ID:Ivuktz9u No.70285 Report Quick Reply
>>70284
I'm an artist, I don't owe the public my private intentions. I could have either written the story purely for shock, or could have confessing all my darkest secrets from childhood. The world doesn't have the right to that answer. I just put stuff out there and hope someone responds to it. This one got a clear response.
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Barnaby Weddlepidging - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:27:26 EST ID:4G/pRGNZ No.70286 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>70285
I see I'm not the first person to call you out for your edgy bullshit.


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