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papers by Fanny Mipperridge - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:27:32 EST ID:0U1Iepk1 No.64427 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I like to "help" students write papers for monkeys. But there is a drought. Where would I find more clients?
Clara Hettingnudge - Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:13:56 EST ID:49tRWUvi No.64428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Try going to Jaipur. Jaipur has a lot of monkeys. But droughts are quite common there as well.

H.P. Lovecraft by Death Rattle - Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:36:33 EST ID:4mpWY1iU No.62041 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So far my favorite Lovecraft tale is The Hound.
Liked the talisman and tomb in that story.
I have a lot of catching up to do.

Favorite Lovecraft tales and why?
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Edwin Tillinghood - Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:23:16 EST ID:Jt9STZkw No.64364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dagon was always my favorite
ugly - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:44:45 EST ID:D7MKuapo No.64379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been meaning to read more Lovecraft. My favorite one I've read so far is Colour from out of Space.
Archie Fadgebere - Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:12:08 EST ID:N4DpWsCJ No.64389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The fact that everyone in this thread has a different favorite Lovecraft tale really says something...
Angus Smallfield - Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:03:14 EST ID:QOs6ORGp No.64391 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Bran Mak Morn is probably the best place start for a Lovecraft fan looking to get into REH. The stories are a bit darker and more brooding than some of his other S&S stuff. The Bran stories also contain a lot of direct mythos references. "The Fire of Asshurbanipal" and "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth" are both great mythos stories and can be found in the "Nameless Cults" collection (Along with some Bran tales).

William Hope Hodgson is someone to check as well. He was probably the single biggest influence on HPL's work. A lot of his horror stories feature the same themes as HPL such as cosmic terror and horrific monsters. Clark Ashton Smith was Lovecraft's contemporary and probably the second most important writer in Mythos canon.
Priscilla Simmerbanks - Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:41:47 EST ID:Y+I/tvsx No.64406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that image is my new background, it's perfectly lovecraftian.

Foreign/Different/Strange Societies and worlds by Charlotte Pittford - Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:08:35 EST ID:FfGFP7x1 No.64348 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anybody know of any books (fiction or non fiction) that depict strange societies, civilizations or worlds.
For example anthropological accounts of non western societies, or fiction that delves into worlds featuring the bizarre or the archaic.
I already have a list of genuine ancient fiction ,Homer's Iliad, the Epic of Giglamesh.etc, but i'm trying to look for books that explore either the strangeness of ancient worlds (or societies influenced by ancient culture), or that try to create strange new worlds.
All the best guys.
Nell Garringhedge - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:37:42 EST ID:b3hsrQga No.64350 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Vernor Vinge - A Fire upon the Deep.
Describes a medieval-stage society of doglike aliens that live in telepathically connected packs. He put a great amount of thought in how such a society would work. You'll like it.
Lillian Fublingville - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:09:29 EST ID:gtJC1CVh No.64351 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have two suggestions for you, one fiction, one non-fiction

>Childhood's end - Arthur C. Clarke
It follows the evolution of humanity after Earth is invaded by aliens. It's divided in 3 or 4 eras, so the world changes a lot throughout the story. I don't really like sci-fi but this is an amazing book.

>Greeks and the Irrational - E.R. Dodds
I study philosophy as a major, and this is by far my favourite book on greek culture. It's about those long lost fragments of archaic philosophers that were more concerned with theological and mythical thought than scientific explanations and how they influenced popular belief as much, or maybe even more, than Socrates and his disciples did. It goes as far back as the Illiad and Mycenic Greece, and is filled with little known myths and sort-of-famous characters of the old world (and not exclusively Greek ones)
Ian Nickleham - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:20:20 EST ID:qiCo+JFd No.64356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin !
Clara Sondleshaw - Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:49:15 EST ID:UYq7QAmX No.64360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolf, or perhaps any in the Sun series.
George Pockhood - Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:56:42 EST ID:79NmzZzQ No.64385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Herodotus' Histories is probably what you want.
>anthropological accounts of non western societies
I could list fuckloads but you'd be better off just doing a search for ethnographic works and picking out the ones that appeal to you.

Manga by Polly Simmerson - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:05:36 EST ID:Q56M1l7I No.64352 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anybody here like manga? Anybody at all? I'm wondering if it's safe to chat about manga here.
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Ian Nickleham - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:18:30 EST ID:qiCo+JFd No.64355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's safe! I love graphic novels. I haven't read too many mangas because when I go to the library they are incompletely shelved within the system. A couple mangas I got into was Shaman King, Naruto, Dragonball, and I never completed any of the full stories.
Molly Pockham - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:19:22 EST ID:zg355lFU No.64357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I like manga too, there's some really cool stuff out there. Blame! Is probably one of my favourite manga, Akira too, 6 completely full color mangas man. I can't really call any more, aside from Naruto and Bleach. Oh Elfen Lied's manga was reqlly good, a lot better than the tv show
yojimbo !zuhmdSRuSE - Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:45:12 EST ID:gxp3XUfY No.64358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
manga goes in /616/ because iof comics biooks
Mark Renton - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:40:55 EST ID:Io2CKxYk No.64376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
xxxHolic is great, my personal favorite. i've fallen out of manga but i did take a mild interest in it back in "the day".
Martin Cropperbury - Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:09:28 EST ID:26kNpgcC No.64383 Ignore Report Quick Reply

My favorite manga of all time is Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, check that shit out if you get the chance

also love Now and Then, Here and There which is an anima that used to be on netflix (still is?)

In need of help please :) by Mansuoiretsym - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:18:43 EST ID:1vY2wWEu No.64274 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  • Works of literature frequently use objects and characters as symbols to aid in theme development. Show how authors use symbols to develop a theme in each selection. Use specific references from both works.

  • In the face of adversity, a character uses many strategies to ensure his/her survival. Show how a major character from each selection develops qualities to ensure his/her survival. Specific references to each selection must be included in your essay.

I need to write a 7 paragraph essay on one of these topics using the books Of Mice and Men and The Wreckers, using examples from both novels.
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Ernest Clummerwell - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:55:52 EST ID:DwSkGEj2 No.64303 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I had the perception that writing essays on stories, either short or long, was a drag and unnecessarily tedious. But that came from my high school background with a strict teacher or two, and certain standards.

Anyway, in college, writing essays on stories is a lot more free-form compared to what they teach you in high school. I noticed this whenever I wrote a six page paper on "The Metamorphosis" and it ended up being nine or ten instead. While it is true to some extent that college is more strict in what you have to present, your allowable ability to do so is more relaxed.

Use quotes everywhere and then analyze them to discuss a theme you noticed. It doesn't have to be the generally accepted viewpoint. It just has to make sense, because that's what literary analysis is: making sense of things. If there isn't at least one quote for every two paragraphs (or three if you can justify the analysis well enough), put your thinking cap on.

Also, a defined length does not mean you are required to use only that much space. If it goes over, it doesn't matter. You can only mess up having less; the more the better.
Phyllis Goodman - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:19:00 EST ID:j7quxT0j No.64324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>If it goes over, it doesn't matter. You can only mess up having less; the more the better.

Not true. Length guidelines have maximums for a reason. If the assignment suggests seven paragraphs and you come up with seven pages, there's likely a lot of irrelevant crap in there, and your professor has to spend time sifting out the material he had asked for. Effective writing is concise.
Nell Sivingkitch - Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:52:45 EST ID:DwSkGEj2 No.64327 Ignore Report Quick Reply

"Over" is typically a page or two pages more in my eyes. Scaled down to seven paragraphs, it'd be something like nine to twelve blocks of text. That's different from "overboard."

Wasn't factoring in the variable that some teachers may be more strict than others. And essays should be engaging rather than droning. I would say the rubric is only a suggestion unless otherwise stated.
Phyllis Goodman - Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:41:48 EST ID:j7quxT0j No.64331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fair enough.
Cyril Briffinglatch - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:47:15 EST ID:Io2CKxYk No.64377 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i always found these questions very easy if i had freshly finished the book. essays are easy to pump out, it's mostly just bullshitting. you set up the backbone, designate the main points and their order and then just fluff it out, and as someone else said, use quotes that you can directly associate to your point. once youve got your facts straight the rest is just filler, if you even need any.

Frankenstein, Mary Shelly by Barnaby Bugglechick - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:48:59 EST ID:WnkJFCNZ No.64264 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone read this book? I like it!
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Shit Lightstone - Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:28:29 EST ID:c20glFRL No.64267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I really enjoyed how the doctor and creature are like fun-house mirrors of each other, The story behind it's inception was ridiculous
Sidney Bunfuck - Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:48:03 EST ID:WnkJFCNZ No.64289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Riiiight, he's turned from this eloquent being into this scarry "arrg" monster.
Thomas Pickfield - Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:40:50 EST ID:SI15wPQs No.64297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This story... Oh god. I love the form. I love how it's a series of letters. I love Dr Frankenstein. I love his monster. I love how he's intellectual, intelligent, altruistic, and autodidactic. This is literally the perfect story. None of the movies can capture the amazing that's in this book.
Macska - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:39:06 EST ID:8Jq377pf No.64304 Ignore Report Quick Reply

One of my favorite books. So many feels while reading it. The most accurate film adaptation I've seen was a 2 part mini-series from 2004 with Luke Gloss as the creature.
Mark Renton - Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:38:23 EST ID:Io2CKxYk No.64375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
read it, finished it in a day. i was underwhelmed and felt it was a bit overrated but i could definitely understand how it is considered a classic. it was pretty ahead of its time

R. A. Salvatore by Doris Muckleshaw - Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:13:11 EST ID:nyv+yS15 No.64319 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, have you read any of his books? What do you like most/least about his job?I love his characters. The first Dark Elf Trilogy is amazing.
Charles Croblingfield - Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:43:58 EST ID:IlW2nVCB No.64345 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Stuck for points on Shakespeare essay - requesting assistance by Hugh Blythestone - Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:02:23 EST ID:OuEa+h2x No.64336 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Student in first year of English Literature course here. I'm having trouble with an essay and before I go any further, yes this is a shameless cry for help, but if any of you are kind enough to give me a hand here, I'd appreciate it greatly.

I have an essay due in about Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The main idea is to right about how Shakespeare presents the ending of it as a harmonious contrast to the chaotic 'green world' at the center. After doing one draft, I was told to write less about what happens in the story and more about how it is presented and the methods Shakespeare used, with more quotes to prove that.

There's my problem. I have no idea how to go about doing that and it's too late to ask my tutor about it, which is why I'm here. You don't have to do the entire essay for me, and I'm certainly not asking that. I'm just asking for tips or advice, just a pointer to get me started even, because as of right now I don't have a single point to make and don't know how to go about formulating one.

Help me /lit/, you are my only hope.
Hugh Blythestone - Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:29:19 EST ID:OuEa+h2x No.64337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The main idea is to right about how Shakespeare presents the ending of it as a harmonious contrast to the chaotic 'green world' at the center.

Thomas Duggleman - Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:52:16 EST ID:2lhZ37Xw No.64341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to be helpful in a different way. What is it that your teacher is wanting you to learn by performing this task? Do you know?
Jenny Sullyworth - Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:05:15 EST ID:DwSkGEj2 No.64342 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look at specific vocabulary terms or phrases during critical scenes and analyze them. Shakespeare can be interpreted from a bunch of different points of reference.

If anything, look into the "green world" and what it is, what it represents, and how the characters react to it or live around it. Build from there.

Porno & The Acid House by Molly Drullerlitch - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:33:23 EST ID:O+lueovn No.64325 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I bought these 2 books from ebay for a quite a decent price in all honesty, I am wondering if anybody has read either of them? I myself have read Trainspotting and also Glue, I haven't seen the adaptation of The Acid House so that will be a new read to me. I found Glue to be of a different pace in comparison to Trainspotting, to some extent almost as if it was not Irvine Welsh who had written it.
Hugh Cheblingson - Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:47:52 EST ID:DpSJZpp+ No.64340 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The Addictive Personality by Nicholas Sarrydale - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:27:15 EST ID:3yY77RWY No.64310 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /lit/

I'm looking for a pdf of The Addictive Personality by Craig Nakken.

I can't find a working link, & my college library doesn't have it.

I'd buy it, but the people described in it are the reason I have no money, ironically

I'd really appreciate it!
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Doris Crozzleman - Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:30:17 EST ID:Qps1mz9/ No.64320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go to the irc channel #bookz on usenet, this should be the first place you search. I just looked and it's there.
George Fadgebetch - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:49:13 EST ID:WW40Qwyv No.64322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for informing me of this
George Fadgebetch - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:51:57 EST ID:WW40Qwyv No.64323 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, its undernet, not usenet
Doris Dammerchit - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:41:39 EST ID:Qps1mz9/ No.64326 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're right, my bad.

Also this: is a good resource. I've found some books there I couldn't find on irc a couple of times (it's usually the other way around, though).
Cornelius Chollydodge - Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:13:43 EST ID:WW40Qwyv No.64328 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, another gem of a resource. Thank you my good sir.

romanticisation of MDMA by Cyril Bonningfoot - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 17:35:32 EST ID:Ej+sY7a4 No.63963 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are there any books that portray MDMA in popular culture?

in ways such as "the doors of perception" did for mescalin, "trainspotting" does for heroin, "fear and loathing in las vegas" does for a wide range of drugs.

I would actually love more examples, but right now i'm interested in a book in popular culture about MDMA.
Oliver Nicklebanks - Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:15:04 EST ID:dWY0J7y4 No.63968 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This is a good one, you may also want to read PiHKAL by Alexander and Ann Shulgin.
Basil Sinkinhore - Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:14:51 EST ID:91NODpRO No.64148 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Energy Flash, by David Simon
Opens up talking about E. probably not as specific as youd like but the links work, i just grabbed it.
Betsy Corringhatch - Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:12:36 EST ID:UkGSx5YL No.64207 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ecstacy by Irvine Welsh. Didn't like it as much as Trainspotting, but its still decent
Fanny Hoshsudge - Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:52:46 EST ID:H+vpOhTE No.64321 Ignore Report Quick Reply

this is not necessarily a book, but i think you might like the movie 'spun'

Help please. by Nell Blenninglerk - Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:45:49 EST ID:T+3rHQhV No.64294 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup Lit, I'm looking for some thing quite interesting, well at least for me. Do you guys know any books on teacher, cops, etc? (social workers) I'm looking for a book on their point of view. Journal entries or just a narrative is what I'm looking for. Help will be greatly appreciated.
Molly Nenningmot - Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:42:27 EST ID:06J3Bnh8 No.64298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Be a lot more specific, it would help.
Hugh Pinningstone - Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:07:55 EST ID:2toGEGZD No.64309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Up the down staircase
Simon Blambleway - Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:26:43 EST ID:gtJC1CVh No.64313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Freire writes about teaching and pedagogy, you might find him interesting.

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