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libgen by Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 29 May 2017 17:24:42 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69218 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It often happens that I find something worthwhile on the Internet, and then find out I'm one of the last to know. Maybe not this time. I came across a Russian site called LibGen, and their (apparent) goal is to break the overpriced monopoly on scholarly publications. Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Pressm and above all, Brill Academic Publishing of Belgium, publish roughly 90% of the world's academic books and papers - at outrageous prices. If the scientists, engineers and technicians, and scholars who create these various works had a decent share in the profits of these publications, I could understand that; but the simple truth is, THEY DO NOT. As a historian of Western and Eastern thought, I spent many years buying expensive text-books when I could ill-afford them. Now, they can be had for free in .pdf format at LibGen. Here's the text (some of it) from their "Letter of Solidarity:

There are many businessmen who own knowledge today. Consider Elsevier, the largest scholarly publisher, whose 37% profit margin1 stands in sharp contrast to the rising fees, expanding student loan debt and poverty-level wages for adjunct faculty. Elsevier owns some of the largest databases of academic material, which are licensed at prices so scandalously high that even Harvard, the richest university of the global north, has complained that it cannot afford them any longer. Robert Darnton, the past director of Harvard Library, says "We faculty do the research, write the papers, referee papers by other researchers, serve on editorial boards, all of it for free … and then we buy back the results of our labour at outrageous prices." For all the work supported by public money benefiting scholarly publishers, particularly the peer review that grounds their legitimacy, journal articles are priced such that they prohibit access to science to many academics - and all non-academics - across the world, and render it a token of privilege.

Elsevier has recently filed a copyright infringement suit in New York against Science Hub and Library Genesis claiming millions of dollars in damages. This has come as a big blow, not just to the administrators of the webs…
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:53:12 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69314 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Oxyrhynchus Papyri occupy a special place in the history of ancient literature. Oxyrhynchus was a town in ancient Egypt, and during the excavations of it in the 1890s, a vast rubbish heap of old papyrus documents were discovered. Ever since 1898, they have been sorted, analyzed and published. I've uploaded the first 15 volumes in a .zip file at Zippyshare, here:

http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/YO8QZlEe/file.html

Pic is of the town as it is today.
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Reuben Fabbleham - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:01:39 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69232
>This is about textbooks and journals being overpriced and not paying the authors!
>I use it exclusively to download fiction!
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Augustus Turveyham - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:03:05 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69323 Ignore Report Quick Reply
idk anything about this but I've tried to use it for fiction before, when I couldn't find a torrent for an audiobook but to no avail. Seems more like it's full of filler magazine articles and some scholarly articles too.
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:42:59 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69322
I use it for scholarly textbooks and professional journals, but I do go after fun reading as well. It depends upon the author and title. As I said in this post, I've gotten stuff by Ballard, King and Heinlein, quite a few others. I'm going to put up a bunch at Zippyshare in a day or two, in this thread and the Bump While Reading thread. Id they don't have what you want come back in amonth, see if they've gotten anything.
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:45:12 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69324
As promised - see the main link in Bump While Reading.


Books on s p a c e by Ian Fallyfield - Fri, 05 May 2017 16:06:31 EST ID:j50ohrvP No.69199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any good books on the universe? Thank you!
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Shit Goodman - Wed, 31 May 2017 17:11:27 EST ID:JBGMY1fx No.69226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All books are about the Universe.
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Cedric Chankinfuck - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:35:14 EST ID:iO/De/3+ No.69229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69226
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Beatrice Bannerbanks - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:21:08 EST ID:w62Ir2kB No.69230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69203
I knew he had a fucking name.
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Ernest Suddlekit - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:55:27 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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"All books are about the Universe."
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Phoebe Fandock - Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:09:21 EST ID:H+Wmne34 No.69287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69199
Christopher Hitchens and Sagan


Audiobook recommendations by Archie Benkinfine - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:29:12 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69270 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, I just finished Death's End by Cixin Liu (really enjoyed it) and tried to listen to the Mars trilogy b Kim Stanley Robinson but I got into the second one and wasn't quite enjoying it. I'm kind of stuck for an audiobook right now. Downloading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy but I'm looking for more of a series. If you have any recommendations based on what you are or what you have listened to please share (I'm probably not going to listen to Gravity's Rainbow or something like that).

So far I've listened to:
The Road & No Country for Old Men
Foundation (first 3 books) & I, Robot
Mistborn
Three-Body Problem/Remembrance of Earth's Past
Malazan Book of The Fallen
.....And some others
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Martin Saggleridge - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:30:24 EST ID:/O1OzMju No.69273 Report Quick Reply
Love the Three Body trilogy and also dropped the Mars trilogy in the middle of Book 2. Also enjoyed Mistborn. Here's some series I'll recomend.

ANything by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn author, does lots of series)

Dark Tower by Stephen King (7 books)

If you like Star Wars, check out the Thrawn trilogy.

Ender's Game sequels are a hundred times better than the first book, then there's the Ender's Shadow companion series that is equally good.

Wild Cards is an anthology series with dozens of writers, including George R R Martin as series runner and editor,which is like an R-rated superhero universe.

The Expanse is interesting political sci-fi about Earth colonizing the solar system. Like if the Mars trilogy wasn;t boring as shit.

Ready Player One. Its a stand alone novel but very very fun.
Enjoy.
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Cornelius Hullertutch - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:16:01 EST ID:/O1OzMju No.69274 Report Quick Reply
>>69273
Actually, if we're talking aduiobooks only, skip Ready Player One. Will Wheaton reads it and it is full of cringey voices and he just fucking overall sucks.
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Samuel Pockbanks - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 05:23:17 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69273
Thanks!
After I finish Blood Meridian I think I'll start The Expanse. Mistborn got a little YA for me after the first book (I really enjoyed the first book though) I'm worried that Dark Tower might be similar..
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Edward Blythewill - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:17:20 EST ID:/O1OzMju No.69279 Report Quick Reply
>>69278
Dude, Stephen King has never reduced himself to writing YA before. Dark Tower has a heroin addict as Roland's right hand man and the whole series is super violent. One of the core characters gets brutally raped by a demon at one point. Agreed that Mistborn has a YA vibe but most modern fantasy these days does it seems outside Game Of Thrones. Dark Tower is grown man shit though.


Under Dr. Huxley''s prescription by Ebenezer Pockfuck - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:36:09 EST ID:83LDejjU No.69254 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello everyone
I'm working on a review/guide/actualization of Huxley's Eternal Philosophy.
Has anyone got some interesting materials that can be linked to that? Book, music, movies, anything that plays around that

THANKS
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test !.CzKQna1OU!!TB6hQsnI - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:38:50 EST ID:lukHA4ix No.69549 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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fanfic by Cyril Chellerwater - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:19 EST ID:6L73iEpb No.69245 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm new to fanfic and curious what everyone's favorites are, and also snag some recs. I recently discovered Harry Potter And The Methods Of Rationality and it made me wonder how many other high quality stories are being told using already popular franchises rather than making their own characters. I'm looking for fanfic that is story driven rather than shipping, although I can overlook occasional romance as long as its not a romance story first and formost.

I like geeky shit like sci fi, anime, capeshit, etc. I am looking for alternative versions of classic tales, continuations of ended franchises. Also, modern Marvel and DC comics suck since they never kill anyone, good or evil. I'd like some fanfic that takes those worlds in directions the comics are too tame/pussy to ever go, like Justice League with Game Of Thrones style delivery.


Duality of good and evil by Caroline Finningdare - Sun, 07 May 2017 09:49:29 EST ID:vZQFfa2Q No.69200 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Lately i've been looking into the physosophy of good and evil,the angelic and the demonic and so on.I am looking for a book that explores the duality of concepts like these,any suggestions
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Graham Picklecocke - Mon, 08 May 2017 10:59:21 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.69201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69200
You could check some maniquean texts. They were some earlt form of christianism that believed that both good and evil existed and fought inside of human beings. They had some weird traditions like eating the souls of fruits that fell to the ground or something.

Also Beyond good and evil, it speaks against said duality, but it could still provide an interesting read.
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Ian Horryledge - Sat, 13 May 2017 15:20:10 EST ID:3eJ6C1P0 No.69202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the Tao Te Ching is a good place to start. yin and yang is literally a model to describe duality
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Angus Sumbleken - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:49:29 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"The Realm of Spirit and the Realm of Caesar" by Nikolai Berdyaev
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Rebecca Bunlock - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:57:25 EST ID:Zk0J+JKu No.69243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Like someone already said I'd say the tao te ching, it's the definitive choice.


SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too by Alice Favingdet - Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
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Phineas Bugglesudge - Mon, 22 May 2017 17:52:00 EST ID:9HurK2R3 No.69213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Leviathan Wakes and the rest of The Expanse series.
Really good shit.


Oberon, Titania by Ox - Tue, 16 May 2017 01:09:52 EST ID:u0iuTpaL No.69204 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A‪waiting a wicked Familiar,
‪Blossoms blown into the Past
‪The Late-Light Lotus, O Lantern-Locus,
Cast-away, dark-torch caught aimless,
Black-Blinking Iris sails toward insular;
"Motes made the Moon,"
Iris bleeds truth in a whisper,
As tepid tears flood forth
from future-feared wounds,
Gauze guilt-gilded gossamer;
Crimsoned Iris wastes a wink on whim:
Up rises the cacaphonic conflagration,
Chiral-tongued anther spitting lead,
Over top liquid mosaic of Motes
belied by Ichor's bromide,
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Writing a book for the first time by Hedda Peffingmetch - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:44:33 EST ID:rMTBFubI No.69164 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It's that time of the year where my eyes turn into dollar signs and the hunger for money becomes so great that everything seems possible or at least worth the shot, as long as there is a chance of some money. So much so that me, who never reads books or writes anything, can potentially become a successful writer. But obviously I know it's more dreams instead of reality and so here i am asking about some thoughts on my mind.

>How does someone like me know if I'm writing something good or not
>how do you know if you are even cut out for writing?
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Samuel Bandlestatch - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:44:39 EST ID:CQZtOz+q No.69180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just like with any practice, you improve with time and effort. Its gonna take awhile until your writing is good. Even a gifted writer's latent talent wont progress without diligence. So if someone without a notable potential for the art did their best and persevered they too could be a master.

By what standard is the writing judged? Well I guess it depends. What are your own thoughts about your work? Have a friend read it. Their impression? Post it here to probably get shit and support. A publisher? Critics? ...

Hey, its good y'all were able to write a book, instead of, you know, not.
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Alice Munderspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:40:37 EST ID:QBAOTC0t No.69188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69164

You will never know if what you are writing is good. Like art or music, the only way you can tell if something is good is if
  1. You like it
  2. Other people pay you for it
People can always hide behind the excuse that their writing is 'too deep' or 'beyond' common plebs and thats why agents wont publish it. Don't do that.

You will also never know if you are cut out for writing. Write because you like to write, tell the stories you want to tell, not the stories you think will make you money (unless you are actually good, in which case write flash porn fiction). As you write more and think critically about your work (possibly joining some communities online to have other people critique your stuff) you will eventually get better. Then you'll write more, critique other people, write some more. You'll talk about your book and no one will listen or care because no one gives 2 shits about your sci-fi fantasy cross over where the aliens speak in verse and barter with space weed. So you take a break for a few months, the rejection was really rough and your hopes were dashed. But, like some degenerate addict you keep coming back to the keyboard, turns out you don't care about what other people think (most of the time) because you like YOUR stories and you enjoy writing for its own sake.

Eventually you write a bunch of short stories and submit them to what few publications are left, they are all rejected and you feel like dirt again. But fuck, you keep writing anyway because despite all the rejection and seclusion you still want to tell your stories, you still think they are good, and you still feel like you've got something to say that someone else isn't saying. So you write more short stories and give them to your friends this time, you've been at this for YEARs so you must have gotten better. But they are your friends so their approval ends up meaning nothing. You want to get published because thats the only way to know for sure.

So you write some more, critique some more, get critiqued, accept critiques, ask for more critiques. You grow a very thick skin and stop being so sensitive about when other people tactlessly rape your work because you …
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Isabella Mevingbanks - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:27:03 EST ID:ERVqL6V2 No.69193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69188
Thank fuck there was one decent post worth reading after all the go-kill-yourselves.
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Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:23:49 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69178
Yeah, of all the people who happen to use the same VPN as you one of them also comes to the literature board on 420chan. That's totally believable.

>>69188
Good stuff.
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Sophie Bullyhure - Wed, 03 May 2017 13:35:54 EST ID:eN2ZCZE2 No.69196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i got a book by alexander pope called an essay on criticism which might help you, I only read the first couple of lines to see what it was like and it seems useful


Audio books with house of leaves vibe by Edward Dartson - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:59:47 EST ID:EWw+3eBV No.69184 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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something to compliment ketamine or maybe even some pays.

I normally like to take ketamine and lie back close my eyes and listen to some pink flyod or other weird sound tracks and watch the mental show it gives me.
I also like to watch freak films while on it.
So with this in mind I want to try and find some audiobooks that have a creepy feel to them (A good narorator will be needed) my eyes won't be able to read the words on these drugs and on top of that it's really nice to just listen.
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Molly Henninglod - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:30:45 EST ID:KCwkbdvg No.69187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there's a no sleep podcast if you no about that subreddit
i don't recommend it but i'm very sensitive to horror. you should give it a try though.
also youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/chillingtaleswi


Found a Good one by Gorilla Ass - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:54:49 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69124 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This book is wild. I found it while searching through amazon. Well worth a read.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520934882/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1490748733&sr=8-4&keywords=james+byous
It is on Kindle too, but I always like having physical versions of stuff
The Birthing of Worlds
Its got alot of spacey/ancient/psychic/philosophy vibes. I feel like it is trying to say something that is a bit above me honestly, but I enjoyed it.
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Nicholas Trotwell - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:04:33 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69141 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69139
Did you take that seriously? I sarcastically responded to a question I thought was dumb and curt
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Hedda Peffingmetch - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:49:30 EST ID:rMTBFubI No.69163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP just recommending a book why yall got be so bitchy?
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Doris Murdshaw - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:54:07 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69163
For real. Let a nigga do his thing
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Augustus Ginderfuck - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:42:41 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eh, it's less than a dollar. Ill buy it
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Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:25:03 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69183
Again, we can tell you're the OP you stupid twat.


OC poetry thread stopped bumping after 3 years... time for a new one. by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:08:24 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68718 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A sailor came from over seas, and asked his lover this.

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

I see the furrow of your brow; exasperated sighs. I see the way you look aloft when my ship passes by.

Does anger beget scorn of me, or something other hid, or ignorance to be pronounced of something that I did?

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

My love, she said, forgive me please, my hate is void of spite. As I resent my love, my love, from bitterness of sight.

I see in every passing wake your love reflected true; the sea mirroring my own love, alas scorns me for you.

So I resent my love, my love. Yet not resent your kiss. So I resent my love, my love, and how long you have been missed.
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The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:40:16 EST ID:3wtssQcY No.69020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Denial:

Never spoken softly said,
I towards my mistress dear.

Never stolen kisses wept
but for the temperament of fear,

denied throughout a mind well kept,
softly singing nevermore

of sweet nothings nonetheless,
left lying on the kitchen floor.

Forever lost amidst the things,
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Hedda Gemblemog - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:55:01 EST ID:0yf20Rzi No.69025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Embrace of Portraiture

primitive asymmetry of her body
edges defined in thick pencil
delicate intricacies of some jagged, ancient rug
hips like still, lead crystal

arches, painful--knotted
(hands on her inner thigh)
her hair, unwashed, smells like menthol and cinnamon
(she pushes herself into me)
using a stone to grind fennel and mint

a peidmont in august; a ripe delta
taiga during the thaw
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Jarvis Grandforth - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:23:31 EST ID:7D9J2HIr No.69027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68718
Diphenhydramine diphenhydramine
my kingdom for a spider
inositol hexanicotinate
there are shadows on the lights here
wahh wahh wahh
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Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:09 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68718
ok
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The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:39:08 EST ID:UGR2VvKV No.69182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hypocrisy:

Sorry said the simulacra,
while the passersby stood still.
Fearing of the wraith to cometh,
seeing sun on winters hill.

Dripping water in the gutter,
frozen lake upon the sand,
never knowing what is better,
never sought to understand...


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