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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.
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
Did you take that seriously? I sarcastically responded to a question I thought was dumb and curt
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?
Doris Murdshaw - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:54:07 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For real. Let a nigga do his thing
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
Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:25:03 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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

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
Diphenhydramine diphenhydramine
my kingdom for a spider
inositol hexanicotinate
there are shadows on the lights here
wahh wahh wahh
Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:09 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:39:08 EST ID:UGR2VvKV No.69182 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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...

Pick a name any name [from this pic related] by Nathaniel Buzzwill - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:16:05 EST ID:NkZiLXS3 No.68968 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>share a piece of their literature you like
>tell me what form of thought or philosophical contribution they made to your own / the general evolution of understanding mind in any way
>and one quote that just makes you ponder by the bastard

Ex. (Easymode just for example)
>The course of true love never did run smooth.
>romeo and juliet (not quoted)
>wrote some deep shit way way way way way back

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Isabella Dummlepork - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:38:27 EST ID:/Z0qBoay No.69066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shakspeare only knows how to kill all the characters
Hedda Blattingshaw - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:15:53 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your forgetting about all the sex though too. Shakespere was making entertainment for everyone. That's what people forget. He was trying to make shit exciting.

Sure, you'll have people talk about depth of literature, those sort of things. But the authors intention gets so forgotten. Shakespere wanted to make stuff that would entertain a wide crowd. It wasn't all about being high brow or anything.
Lillian Sacklemit - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:59:22 EST ID:z628orwU No.69096 Ignore Report Quick Reply

german pls go
Fanny Mimmerpat - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:10:39 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Expelling the germans
Be nice.
Jenny Dippersitch - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:26:48 EST ID:+laxEp/s No.69181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kierkegaard and Nietzsche but no Heidegger
Freud but no Jung or Laing
Laozi but no Zhuangzi

list needs some work but is okay


I keep falling asleep by Hamilton Posslebury - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:53:24 EST ID:MVA4lgNS No.69107 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've screwed myself by always reading before bed, so now my brain associates reading with sleep so when I try to read in the day I fall asleep in a matter of minutes.

How can I get over this? I wanna read so many more books.
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Frederick Brookhall - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:09:48 EST ID:i1EM7dWx No.69123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i don't understand this image
James Cennerbog - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:08:37 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.69126 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think david foster wallace mightve been one of those people who was overly critical of television. Being critical of tv in the late 80's early to mid 90's was incredibly trendy.

Thomas Bardfoot - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:35:49 EST ID:vvbhXmI4 No.69140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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but DFW also admitted on several occasions that he was somewhat of a television addict and watched a shitload of TV
Emma Grimhood - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:47:05 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.69156 Ignore Report Quick Reply

perhaps thats why he was so critical of it? only a crystal meth addict can tell you how horribly addictive crystal meth is.
Barnaby Busslepatch - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:54:08 EST ID:KCwkbdvg No.69172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Absolutely. Just going back to the image macro and being pedantic, but the macro isn't as ironic as i thought it was. He was also a huge critic on the irony that gained extreme popularity in the 80s-90s.

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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Wesley Bommermuck - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 07:58:09 EST ID:kIFSvKUW No.69134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Or gar-rar-ge instead of garage. Where's that extra R coming from?

Anyway, my biggest linguistical pet peeve is when someone refers to a drawer as a draw. Example: "Please put your freshly laundered clothes in your draw." I also can't stand people who use is instead of are. Example: "Did you check to see if the clothes is dry?" Oddly enough, my MIL and SIL are guilty of doing both and I can't correct them because it's rude.

I also hated the phrase, "It is what it is". It's such a cop out phrase.
Clara Blammlewater - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:03:29 EST ID:Ypce3m9I No.69136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My boss says "remember" as ree-nember

Fucking immigrants
Molly Grimwater - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:53:34 EST ID:IM8K2asS No.69142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
An Iranian friend of mine says business as busy-ness.

I love it, though.
Wesley Didgewater - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:53:29 EST ID:XNw/VwKc No.69143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>"It is what it is".

That one annoys me too. They should say "it isn't what it's not" instead.
Angus Bunman - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:12:17 EST ID:JK3oY1oG No.69157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When people say "can you borrow me x?"

I love Warhammer 40k and now want to get into real gothic horror /gothic science fiction by Lillian Fugglehed - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:34:09 EST ID:9WT30SLH No.68611 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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what would be some recommendations? I have read the basics, Dracula and Frankenstein, but I want to get more deeply into the genre and the dark aspects of it, I also real liked BloodBorne if that means anything
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Isabella Dummlepork - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:34:45 EST ID:/Z0qBoay No.69064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read the Deus Ex books
Basil Suttingbanks - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:03:15 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Gothic sci fi this ones hard to pinpoint for me. Would cyberpunk fit into this? There's certainly some gothic and atmospheric elements. So perhaps I'm streching a bit. But I'd still like to recommend this as an easy way to into cyberpunk.
Caroline Chublingsetch - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:32:42 EST ID:bLrKS15k No.69099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you want some of the real classic stuff, this link has a sampling of works from the late 1800s/early 1900s. I'd recommend starting with Robert W. Chambers and William Hope Hodgson if you've already read some of the more obvious ones like Poe and Lovecraft.

Albert Billerspear - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:28:25 EST ID:LMOEfuMp No.69112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Reading tripreports from /del/ might satisfy your thirst.
Hedda Clendletire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:37:00 EST ID:S23LE1od No.69128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Though it would probably be considered one of "the basics," pic fucking related.

Also (though it's not sci-fi), for those who'd be in to southern gothic, I might suggest Flannery O'Connor; Wise Blood was a fucking trip.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar? by Shit Clayshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69105 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
Reuben Sarryman - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:14:51 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69106 Report Quick Reply
Harry Potter
Dark Tower is like grown-up Team Avatar only without the villains being as well-written
Caroline Brookman - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:39:28 EST ID:16jOxY8y No.69109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You might want to try The Wheel of Time, it is very centered on the four elements, and has a very unique system of magic. God, it's impossible for me to suggest this book without saying how much I actually HATE the series itself for so many personal reasons, yet I read through the whole thing because damn is The One Power an interesting concept and well developed. Characters are.... well, YMMV.
Ernest Heblinghall - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:33 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69111 Report Quick Reply
b but those boring middle books
Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.

Audiobooks pls by Buttlovin Audiobooks - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:45:48 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69031 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just finished Hero Of Ages audiobook, the third book in the Mistborn series. Dunno what to listen to next. I am just listening to young adult fantasy and sci-fi that I missed out when I was younger but if anyone has any recommendations on a good audio book in any genre but preferably fan & sci-fi then pls pls pls gimme gimme gimme. I was thinking about Brave New World or The Wheel of Time (but it seems too long and meant to get real bad towards book 8 & 9) but I'm not sure.
Currently physically reading The Prince Of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker And Wilful Child: Wrath of Betty by Steven Erikson. Loving it
So far I've read/listened to:

The Malazan Book of The Fallen (and the other books)
A Song of Ice and Fire
The Gentlemen Bastards
The Road
No Country For Old Men
The Martian
Harry Potter
I, Robot, Foundation trilogy
World War Z
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Buttlovin Audiobooks - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:59:42 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69033 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thanks brah, forgot about Ready Player One. I think I was reading about the author of "The Three Boy Problem" a while ago. Also I have to add American Gods to my list, I dunno why your reply made me think of that.
Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:34:13 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn and any of the Thrawn trilogy books. It's the best Star Wars expanded universe book series.

Major LOLz to the Wookiee voices in the audiobook. Shit is ridiculous.
Sidney Surringfuck - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:48 EST ID:y8XjthGV No.69036 Report Quick Reply
I just read the Thrawn trilogy and found the ending anti-climactic as fuck. Thrawn went down like such a bitch.
Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:34 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lydia Gingernug - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:01:11 EST ID:d9E3LvFz No.69110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Horror Dump:

War of the Worlds (heavily sci-fi based)
It (arguably one of King's best stories)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (fantastic 19th century story about man's descendence into sin)
A Clockwork Orange (more of a disturbing book about anarchism and psychology)
The Shining (another of King's classics)
Dracula (for when you want to out-goth anyone at Hot Topic)
Frankenstein (a creature and its creator)
The Exorcist (to freak out any religious people other than Satanists or Sscietologists)
Anything by Poe (for when you want to be too goth for Hot Topic)
Anything by Lovecraft, notably:
The Music of Erich Zann
The Rats in the Walls
Herbert West - Reanimator
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children's books...aka all ages by Phoebe Grandspear - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:31:35 EST ID:3gLiaHu/ No.69035 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i like the way youth geared books can drive a message though the simplest means. intellectualism and elaboration on complex ideas are nice but theres something about the directness and emotional appeal of an easy read.

any suggestions of titles i should keep my eye out for?

'Johnathan Livingston Seagull' is my absolute favorite and i hope everyone gets the chance to read it. obligatory second is 'the little prince'

Johnatan li
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Lillian Sacklemit - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:57:43 EST ID:z628orwU No.69095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hatchet, its sequel river, and any other gary paulsen books i have read were phenomenal material for a young reader. it really drives home "nature is brutal" and the fact that city bitches will get fucked right in the ass if they try to play with nature unprepared.

same for jack london.

also im a sucker for the redwall series. its a little childish sometimes but it delivers on the "good always beats evil" trope which can provide some fuzzy feels
Edward Duckfuck - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:10:59 EST ID:KR9kNGQv No.69100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you ever read The Transall Saga/Blue Light by the same author? I loved that shit as a kid.
Ernest Blackson - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:43:59 EST ID:z628orwU No.69102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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YES MY MOTHERFUCKING NEGRO I MOTHERFUCKING DID!!!! i was just pondering those books like 2 days ago, that shit was some BRILLIANT god damn writing.
Ernest Blackson - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:45:11 EST ID:z628orwU No.69103 Ignore Report Quick Reply

also if you liked those books you would definitely enjoy

And the Devil Will Drag You Under by Jack L. Chalker
Simon Monnerstock - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:10:05 EST ID:cW+QvEl+ No.69108 Ignore Report Quick Reply

If you like that you shout read Kim by Kipling too. He's one of my favorite authors

The Minds of Billy Milligan by darkner - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:41:27 EST ID:mna/HmnW No.69084 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone have a link to "The minds of billy milligan" on eng. lang. ?

Gaston Bachelard by Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:52:25 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.68685 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone here read him, or his (late) Jungian student, James Hillman? He goes pretty deep!

Note to The Fool ~ I've got your three pieces and am in process of reading them.
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Molly Hullyped - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:01:55 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.68730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>observation of Jacques Basquet: "An image costs as much labor to humanity as a new characteristic to a plant."
I'd rather read him than Gaston. I prefer his style. Drives the point much better with much more ease. It's got top-notch poetic imagery.
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:34:00 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.68750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Haven't gotten that far (Basquet) but thanks. A little side factoid, Bachelard and Sartre knew each other. You might find Hillman's work more accessible.
Isabella Dummlepork - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36:41 EST ID:/Z0qBoay No.69065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Does anyone here read him
Yep, I do.
Walter Clittingheck - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:54:44 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.69068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sartre took mescaline in 1938 and for a year after, thought that a giant lobster that lived in the ancient sewers under Paris was going to eat him.
Barnaby Cracklefuck - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:46:18 EST ID:QwKOT86j No.69077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this thread made me want to give Bachelard a try. Is The Poetics of Space a decent place to start?

Writing for the chronically unfocused by Isabella Billingwater - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:30:46 EST ID:Tq0VT7wP No.69069 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /lit/?
Honestly I don't come here often, but I got a question for y'all regulars who know a bit more than I do. I like to write, I don't do it very regularly, but I do love doing it when I get around to it. The problem is I'm not great at doing things regularly unless I have structure. When I took a writing class I'd be writing multiple times a week and I'd be constantly thinking about this. This semester I don't have a writing class and I'll write one time a week if I'm lucky. Having a deadline, and knowing that what I'm writing will actually see other peoples eyes and get a response goes a long way for me. So for a guy like me, what's the best way to get some structure in? How can I get myself into a situation where I'm writing in order to present it to others?
Samuel Herringstock - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:40:18 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can think of two ways right now that both involve the internet. Wordpress is a way to write and get people seeing it, you can get some feedback that way. Or you could take the route of making your own site and writing for it so you can get some responses from people.

The deadlines will have to be self imposed. But these are just some ideas of ways for you to write and get people reading it a bit. There's other sites too take a look, depending on what you write and your acumen for networking you might like one site more than the other.

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