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Philosophical Speculative Fiction by Betsy Hucklepud - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:20:18 EST ID:9XiochA5 No.69602 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been enjoying Borges alot recently anyone know of any other writers with a similar mojo?
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Edwin Honderladge - Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:55:02 EST ID:F9phQiNf No.69654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kafka, Calvino, Joyce, Danielewski, Ende, etc.
Cedric Hommlefoot - Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:07:27 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69657 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You've a novice reader, are you not, OP? That's ok. But you're also a try-hard, which is not ok.

The answers to your question confused me at first. But after some thought, I see they each have their own reasons/similarities. It's just that you didn't state clearly what aspect of Borges' writing you are looking for.

"Mojo" and "Philosophical Speculative Fiction" (please don't invent genres, you suck at it) are not clear enough for good recommendations.

A simple "I liked X and enjoyed Y while reading Borges" would have given you exactly what you want. Now your recommendations are a total hit-or-miss.
Jack Shittingcocke - Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:11:47 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is it you?
Henry Sengerham - Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:39:10 EST ID:q+TjMyMq No.69683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Musil, Pessoa, Markson. ESPECIALLY Musil.
Betsy Gommerwell - Fri, 29 Dec 2017 06:01:31 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you just tryna make him depressed

Can we get an OC poetry thread? by Frederick Snodridge - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:05:46 EST ID:tmVYcUte No.59689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't seen one in a while, let's get some OC poetry! Just wrote this right now,

Three kings and a jack, traveling down the road.
The road is it, it calls them all, with only time as their foe.
The curtain like clouds, blind them all.
Nothing's certain, nothing's forever

On they must go, on the they must go.
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Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:21:36 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank's, M! Except I'm still alive as fuck.
Wesley Gasslefod - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:47:24 EST ID:reK9sGDz No.69586 Report Quick Reply
prove it with new poems then
Yojimbo - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:19:02 EST ID:CsJqPuDn No.69588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My cock is big, my cock is bright
My head is pink and it smells like shit
I saw many pussies and can't decide
Which one is the right
I have the power of the might
Caroline Clablingchodging - Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:35:05 EST ID:a7M8vBt7 No.69627 Ignore Report Quick Reply

imposter begone
Priscilla Blinningchit - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:03:30 EST ID:ohlXg0f1 No.69665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pressed for time
Poet types
World all turns eyes
Poem read

Wtf Joshua by Basil Nozzlehood - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:55:13 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69647 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just have nowhere else to share this.
I came over this 5 volume series of books called Acorns, by Joshua Morris.
The synopsis text reads:
Acorns delineates the future of humanity as a reunification of intellect with the Deep Self. Having chosen to focus upon ego (established securely by the time of Christ), much more beta brain wave development will destroy our species and others, which process has already begun. We create our own realities through beliefs, intents and desires and we were in and out of probabilities constantly. Feelings follow beliefs, not the other way around.

And then the only other work of him available from the same store is How to Start a Hobby in Basketball. Now I just don't get what happened to him. Especially as the Basketball Hobby book is released two years after the Acorns. Like did you get so woke you had to invest yourself in B-ball instead or just what. I feel like sending him a letter and ask wtf happened to you dude.
Martha Goodbanks - Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:42:48 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you are like little baby, watch this
Alice Fobberworth - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:38:04 EST ID:XtSbWTOn No.69649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh god no.
Get away lizard man.

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.

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.

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.

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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