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struggle with perfectionism by Henry Pickshaw - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:52:04 EST ID:Na7SRq72 No.67592 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How to struggle with perfectionism? Im writing the novel and it has 35 word pages already. There is a lot of joy and meaning to me in writing process. However, i find it hard to continue when i read classic literature and compare texts of famous authors with my text. All kinds of self-critic thoughts appear in my head and im losing my inspiration.
I know that i wont be a great writer and most likely nobody would find my text interesting, but deep down in me there is hope, that what i write something meaningful that might have influence on people. Its stupid, but it keeps me going further. So, how should i adjust my mind to continue my writing?
If anyone would offer to take a look at my writing and judge it, i must say i cant do it, because its written in another language. You can tell by my post that english is not first language for me, but its board is cool and i wanted to know opinions of people here.
Priscilla Sattingham - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:27:19 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you start to think your words are getting boring compared to famous writers, you might just need perspective. You need to write something true to yourself, and writing in that style will often feel self indulgent when you edit and read it back, but that is our natural self conscious nature shining through. Try not to think about how someone else would write what you wrote, you want the story to be like a piece of you, not a caricature of other people. Maybe only watch TV while you are mid writing project, and read classic literature when you aren;t busy trying to make classic literature of your own.

Cortazar's Hopscptch by Fuck Hoblingmatch - Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:48:13 EST ID:L6bErFyz No.67576 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anyone here read this? What are your thoughts?
Shitting Clurringcocke - Sun, 20 Sep 2015 02:33:30 EST ID:MKZ9CrEp No.67578 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read Hopscotch and Divertimento, wasn't impressed.
But I really love his Historias de cronopios y de famas.
Except for the stories about cronopios and famas, I don't like those.
It's the Instructions for crying, climbing stairs, etc. and some other short stories that I like. And those I LOVE.

Weird how some of my favorite stories are written by a guy whose works I generally don't like.

TAR v3.0 by Edward Greenlock - Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:38:20 EST ID:sJ/XdiIm No.67521 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Fourchins has yet another zine going, the first issue came out recently. I thought some of you might be interested in reading or submitting.
The editor (seems like there's only the one) isn't terribly reliable so far, having lost all the details for those who submitted the first time and vanished without a word for almost a month before publishing.
Isabella Soffingfire - Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:50:03 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67525 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I was all excited then I read 4chin. I guess I can't get out now, though.
>pic of Urizen
Jack Cluffingbanks - Sun, 13 Sep 2015 01:12:50 EST ID:b3bah97m No.67563 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't see anything on there that references lit. How do you know it's from there?
Cornelius Drodgeridge - Sun, 13 Sep 2015 18:02:15 EST ID:6M98uxnr No.67565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The cover's cool but the submissions didn't look like much. I read a poem and it was shit.
Beatrice Snodworth - Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:30:37 EST ID:sJ/XdiIm No.67574 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Inspirational, Motivational, Organization by BMO - Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:50:05 EST ID:34pcepWs No.67548 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /LIT/

With the start of a school for millions of students around the world, I'm looking for books to enlighten me on my path. Lately I've been reading so many fiction books that it's about time for me to change my reading habits.

Growing up, I read a book called the "Tao of Pooh," and I enjoyed it so much that it's resonates within me even to this day.

Do you /LIT/ heads have any motivational, inspirational, and books that deal with creativity and organization that has influenced you for the better! Any books or even articles that's shaped your actions and thoughts to do better and be more positive?
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Ebenezer Goddleshit - Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:40:56 EST ID:xdkqzYI5 No.67558 Ignore Report Quick Reply
so you're telling me he didn't literally get so high he turned into a monkey?
Edwin Sirringhidge - Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:26:57 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67559 Ignore Report Quick Reply

he was literally always a monkey
Cornelius Drodgeridge - Sun, 13 Sep 2015 18:07:12 EST ID:6M98uxnr No.67566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's literally amazing
Caroline Beckleded - Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:09:38 EST ID:FgQzMmSA No.67567 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>67558 The monkey thing really happened in his head.
William Pablingway - Wed, 16 Sep 2015 04:53:16 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67573 Ignore Report Quick Reply

john c lily jumpin on bed
man fell off and bumped his head
dolphin called the doctor and the doctor said
no more john c lilys jumpin on the bed

Stream of conciousness thread by Sonichu - Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:18:40 EST ID:wZUMrKmV No.67496 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Am I the only one who makes detailed regimental plans to write and read daily but always seem to fall short? Because I'm sure I'm not and I thought that a stream of consciousness writing board might help all the procrastinators do feel good about doing shit.

I'll start:

The story starts the same way: My mother gets taken down to the North Saskatchewan River with her sister and brothers, they're all about six or so, already with a few traumas etched into their brains that won't leave. That can't leave no matter how much therapy they get or how much booze they drink.

Mom likes to consider herself special in all her stories and tells me that Grandma said to her and only her "are you ready to die." But really they were all in the same boat. They just had different ways of dealing with it.

Mom says she "escaped into her mind" and threw herself into philosophy and University and managed to convince the elite that somehow she would have a passion future.

Ross, Marie, and Richard used addiction, repression and allocated mental illness retrospectively. Which, is really all I have to say on them. I wasn't close to them then or now. Mom was clingy. Is that her fault or the abuse?

Anyway. She didn't get that passionate intellectual life. She was too damaged. You hear about these writers and philosophers overcoming adversary and pain and illness and I always thought when I was little that Mom would bounce back from the empty sighs of raising a child alone, and the restrained crying that she still to this day claims was from a new medication to help with her depression.

But, of course, she didn't bounce back, or maybe she didn't even jump off the ground that was soaked in the juices of childhood sexual abuse. I don't know anything about her. Nothing. I know lots of facts about how her Dad used his penis and his following suicide but I really know nothing about her.
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Eliza Cickleshaw - Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:24:33 EST ID:pPAa2sIo No.67497 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I was going to start a similar thread OP. i dont have any plans i just like to write, i havent found a good outlet for my ramblings today (/tinfoil is just nuts right now with the future people).
So here is a rambling.

People say that every end is a new beginning, but what if not all ends complete with a beginning, what if there is an ultimate end an end that ends all beginning?
I kind of came to this thought process because i often think about killing myself, most times without any real intention to do so, but i like to dance with this thought like i actually could do it. After i have a little cry and think about the things i may miss out on it makes me feel really good about living, like i needed that to continue on.
Psychedelics were a huge thing for me when i first began using them they were this freeing agent, like they freed me from society but as i progressed more and more on the psychedelic path i began to get cold and look for a place to sit and relax and i realised that is what i had been walking away from all the time, But sometimes you need to know that you can do something in order to actually appreciate what you have. The problem is when i returned to the safeness of a non psychedelic society i found that a bunch of people lived their lifes without psychedelics, its not that they werent not free, its just that they didnt take any notice of it, they enjoyed life, they have family and friends and people to laugh with and people to spend time with and muse with and i had none of this. i was so far out of the common hivemind that i couldnt relate to people i wanted to relate with, they would make jokes and it would go over my head and they also didnt see the same things as me, im not talking metaphorically but they see physical objects differently to me which made me feel even more secluded.

When i found someone i could relate too i was pretty happy, i had an in to society and someone i can re-learn the hivemind from without turning on a television, but she had her own damage also, not as bad as my damage but damage none the less, but people liked her, people loved her and she was the glue to her circle of friendships and knowing this i instantly felt guilt, i felt like i wasnt worthy to talk to her and be friends with her and what also struck me was that even though i thought we were good friends i was nothing but an aquantince, so no matter what i actually thought about her she didnt see it the same way as me but she is nice to me none the less, she tries to reach through the wall sometimes to try and feel me to see if im there or not and sometimes.. im not there, sometimes im off in a distant train of thought that the world just fogs over and i can see the inner workings of my brain like super meta like thinking this is my brain sparks the brain and then i see a hand grasping at me and grab it and open my eyes and she says "are you okay?" i say that i am okay and things continue on.
This begins to make me feel like im a human, this makes me feel like a real person, much more than psychedelics ever did, just physical contact with another human being, something i really havent felt since i began taking psychedelics, because if i was too insane to talk too i was too weird to be around or i was never around to be probed.

So sometimes i think of killing myself, even though i have no intention of actually doing so, although sometimes i do actually want to kill myself, i wonder i will exist as a ghost and haunt an ancestor when they are on psychedelics, but i mostly just cry, i cry because im fucked in the head, im totally fucked in the head, no matter what i do to try and fix me im fucked in the head, i have my ramblings and my train of thoughts and my fantasies, but i practically dont exist, basically one person knows of me and she hardly knows me.
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Fuck Grandstock - Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:28:49 EST ID:tvxUL/RF No.67546 Report Quick Reply
John walked into Bio-Vac 21 and took off his radiation suit. Doctor Seri told him about the explosion that happened in the inner city. John asked if it could be because of the gravity displacement beam, and Doctor Seri told him it was locked away in Base 45. John grabbed the glass canister of kirum and put it in it's metal canister and got into his jetpod. he press the ignition button and the dashboard lit up with the controls and classic rock came on the vehicle's sound system. John turned the sound system's volume to max and hit launch. The ship's jet's lifted the vehicle out of the lab and blasted it into the sky. 5 seconds later the jetpod landed near the explosion that had happened in the inner city. HateKob, the protest group were there in full force with propaganda and molotov cocktails and the Police Korps were trying to push them back with very tall metal fences, but HateKob was pushing hard. One of the Polie Korp. officers shot a lazer flare into the croud which ignited with intense luminacity that blinded everybody without protection goggles. John covered his face as he ran up to the scene of the crime.
"jesus fucking christ," john said as the lazer flare had almost blinded him and burned his skin like the sun did when he was near the coast.
A police Korps agent walked up to him and scanned his RFID chip and asked him why he was here. John replied "I was sent here by SATCOM, Dr. Seri from the bio-mechanics department sent me...
Fuck Grandstock - Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:29:53 EST ID:tvxUL/RF No.67547 Report Quick Reply
fucking grammars. I'm stoned!!
Hannah Mungerwell - Wed, 09 Sep 2015 03:08:26 EST ID:mLN7HFVm No.67550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its all good, that's why you come back to what you've written later, and edit the fuck out of it.

Thanks y'all, get it out, wherever thoughts go..
Jarvis Smallspear - Wed, 09 Sep 2015 22:18:43 EST ID:zyAj89Ej No.67554 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So there she was just sitting down reading a book, she looked up she didnt quite know why she did and seen a man just staring at her, she quickly looked down at her book but she began thinking and worrying about the man looking at her. 'what does he want from me?' she asked herself 'does he want to rape me? is he going to talk to me? does he think im ugly? fat? or is he looking at me because the heat of the sun has frizzed my hair?' she looked back up and the man was gone and looked back down to her book, an elderly couple walk past with their shopping trolley "you should buy me something." the older lady says to her apparent husband "i give you lots of things darling" he says with a smile on his face his glasses magnifying his blue eyes "yes, but i want you to buy me something" she repeats her self ending with a giggle, he smiles back at her and puts his hand over her shoulder and they walk back to their car and the girl returns to her book.
She is one more disturbed from her reading by 2 little asian girls walking past her, crying. she was about to ask them what was wrong, if she could help 'where are their parents?' she quizzed herself which was instantly answered by their father walking out after them he doesnt look too happy "LOOK JASMINE." he practically yells at her 'who does that in a public place?' the girl thought to herself "You were sad at home and when we asked you where you wanted to do you said you wanted to come here." he says less angry. the smaller girl sits on the same bench as her. "i know! but i want to go toy shopping!" she says trying to fight off tears, "but we arent toy shopping, we need to buy food sweetheard" he tries to explain "but i want toys!" she says before bursting into tears, soon after an asian lady with a baby cuddled upto her chest walks out, the man looks at the lady"there is just no convincing them" he says to her, she just smiles and bouces the baby a little "Girls, if i promise to buy you a toy will you please stop being upset?" he asks the girls, who reluctantly nod. "Good, he says, he hugs both of the girls and put…
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Audio book request by Sidney Wobblefut - Sat, 05 Sep 2015 16:44:18 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.67531 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Where can I find an audio book that sounds like it was done by Alessandro Juliani the American voice actor of L from Death Note?
John Sivingfoot - Sun, 06 Sep 2015 05:16:38 EST ID:AhI2/QU2 No.67534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shitting Goodworth - Sun, 06 Sep 2015 05:41:07 EST ID:xdkqzYI5 No.67535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
David Dullerridge - Sun, 06 Sep 2015 10:43:04 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.67537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Server not found.

Is this ripping off? by Charlie_Waters - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:31:23 EST ID:+Ly90KpO No.67515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I have a Microsoft word .doc that I use to keep D&D ideas on. One of the "The Could of been King, and his army of Meanwhiles and Neverweres. Is actually based off a line from the 10 doctor during the end of time episode. Aside from the 6 and 11 doctor each making a Meanwhile reference in a single line I can't find anything else exploring these ideas. If i wanted to make a campaign based on their names would it be ripping off Doctor Who, even if they never did anything with them?
Phoebe Guffingdock - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:59:51 EST ID:wJZztZdd No.67516 Ignore Report Quick Reply
get a life... seriously
Thomas Blumblehall - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:17:22 EST ID:0S/dHk/C No.67517 Ignore Report Quick Reply


geeze louise OP.
Frederick Docklelat - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:31:56 EST ID:uW13a1r1 No.67518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking Assholes man, dont listen to em.
All moderation aside, i don't think its that much of a rip off, 'sides, all good art is derived from other art... not saying doctor who is art lol, but still. Happy Questing or w/e
Charlie_Waters - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:54:01 EST ID:+Ly90KpO No.67519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>67518 Thank You.

Three-body Problem - chinese sci-fi wins a fucking HUGO?!?! by Walter Nittingwill - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:26:30 EST ID:SyTZnBcy No.67478 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Holy shit balls is all I can say... here read this "Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision."

yea... lets just steal some ideas from some movies like Contact or Signal... and write a book with a bunch of chinese names and places.... fucking bullshit.
Isabella Snodville - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:34:42 EST ID:ta4EK9n8 No.67479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nothing new under the sun. No reason to be mad. From how you described it and the novels you claim it "stole" ideas from, it seems like they're pretty fucking different. I can't tell if you're a troll or just mad about nothing.
Ernest Pellerwater - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:01:17 EST ID:EGZO+dLL No.67488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A culturally specific pastiche of alien invasion stories that incorporates those tropes into a fresh and politically relevant context sounds like exactly the kind of thing that would win a Hugo.

Funny how in trying to rail against the book's supposed derivative nature, OP ended up making me think "that sounds pretty fucking cool."

Science fiction has always had a history of cannibalizing and recontextualizing its conventions, typical plots, etc.

brian mother fuckin jacques by Nicholas Suffingstone - Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:51:29 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67442 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So you all have read Redwall, right?

Did some daydreaming lately and found my thoughts were wandering to Mossflower Wood.

I must say, carrying around those monstrous chapter books everywhere definitely inflated my little boy ego.

Do any of you have any good memories of reading these as kids?
R.I.P. b j
Shitting Minnerkadge - Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:59:39 EST ID:ugqO2duZ No.67443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yeah, I read a bunch as a kid. I think the one I read first, and the most times, was Mossflower. And of course, Redwall. I probably read like 5 of them, but I can't remember much about them, other than that they had a decent amount of violence for children's books.
Nigger Chabblefid - Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:41:45 EST ID:ZJDTM6QQ No.67444 Ignore Report Quick Reply
shit nigga i read a lot of the books from that series, like 8 or more!

gotta pick one up again

Ebenezer Bobberfuck - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:25:07 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
awww yiss

I read all of them but the last 5. I don't feel right downloading them and I have no job so they must wait. But yes. I love how all of the hares on the long patrol speak like old english gents and say "Wot wot?" and how the animals are always camping in the middle of dense forests, but then randomly pull some strawberry cordial and scones out of their asses.
And i always loved how the mice and hedghogs and all of the other "good beasts" are all so musical and how Jacques writes these long poems and songs in everwhere.
Martin Druffinghall - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:42:57 EST ID:EGZO+dLL No.67451 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember seeing the animated movies/miniseries when I was 10 or 11. Then as an adult I moved into a house where a past tenant left behind a big pile of books and Redwall and Martin the Warrior were in there.

I read them both and even though I hadn't read them as kids, I still felt like I had a nostalgic connection to them and enjoyed reading them immensely.

If - God forbid - I ever have children, I'm going to buy them a Redwall book or two when they seem to be at an appropriate reading level for chapter books.

>they had a decent amount of violence for children's books
I like children's books that manage to be age appropriate without talking down to kids or self-censoring. Harry Potter does that well, as does the Redwall series - there's death in there, violence, etc. It's not too graphic or intense but it also doesn't shy away from making the conflicts feel real and have real consequences for the characters. I think books are a great place for kids to learn about loss before they are blindsided by a dying grandparent or something.

Not only is it good for kids but it makes the books bearable or even enjoyable for parents to get into with their kids because the story isn't insufferably stupid. So then it becomes a shared experience rather than a shitty little baby book that adults find unbearable.

tldr redwall is A+ children's lit
Walter Nickleshaw - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:51:41 EST ID:N6DzaUNu No.67484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used to read Redwalll books all the time as a kid (also felt proud to finish long books haha) I was recently picked some books up for nostalgia reading they had a bunch of Redwall books for a buck a piece I couldn't pass them up. I was big into lord of the rings when I discovered Redwall and I loved it instantly, the maps were awesome I loved to trace where the characters traveled and the descriptions of the food are munchie inducing

The great (or decent) unknown by Stalward McRedeye - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:18:30 EST ID:m4aMFXlf No.67378 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What amateur books have you read recently that you would recommend to others?
I've been on a epistolary kick recently, great to read while blazed, and I needed to fill my genre hole after the great House of Leaves and the average World War Z. I just finished The Start of the End of the World (far less wankery than WWZ) and I'm into anything else you guys might recommend, available on amazon kindle only please.

So what have you dudes read that pleasantly surprised you?
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Hamilton Gadgeshit - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00:51:45 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67420 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The Time Traveller's Wife

I heard Ishmael is good. I'll try to make that my next book when I get a job.
Ebenezer Fubbledut - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:40:00 EST ID:nS1oFdwH No.67436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I second Ishmael, I'm halfway through it and there hasn't read a book this interesting in a while..
Also, Stranger in a Strange Land is good
Martin Druffinghall - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:07:25 EST ID:EGZO+dLL No.67453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>needing a job to read books
do u even library
Nigel Brablingnun - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:57:19 EST ID:iBfQVJbd No.67454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lie Berries dont exist anymore.
Phoebe Fondletetch - Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:27:20 EST ID:f4b8xcIm No.67477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh shit. Thanks for letting me know, man. I guess that means I'm unemployed now.

help by Graham Sesslehood - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:20:57 EST ID:5xMyytwh No.67438 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /lit/,
I've reached a difficult stage in writing a novel, and so I was hoping that you might like to offer me some advice.
I suppose this a third draft I'm working on at the moment. After I finish this draft I'll pass it on to an editor, and then after that I'll give it to an agent, who'll hopefully will get it published.
The second draft didn't need much adjustment, I've started the third, and I don't think it'll take me very long at all to finish it, which in my mind is the last part in the process of proper writing. I'm close to finishing.
But I'm nervous and a bit scared of finishing. I feel like I'm not old enough, like when you're a kid and your parents let you take public transport by yourself for the first time and in your naive mind every stranger's a potential paedophile or kidnapper.
So this is my problem, so please /lit/, if you have any words of wisdom, I would love to hear them.
Yours sincerely,
The OP
Augustus Turveygold - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:30:09 EST ID:m/0JXVJH No.67440 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What exactly do you want? Words of encouragement? Hard to give without knowing you or your writing. I'm doing the gazillionth draft of my first novel and I hate it. Or, actually, I'm putting it off, been putting it off for months. Because I hate it. Just send the fucking thing and start a new one. That's what I should've done ages ago. I doubt the main core will get any better with mulling.
Martin Druffinghall - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:00:40 EST ID:EGZO+dLL No.67452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'll share a personal experience that may be helpful:

I've been doing video art and other forms of media art in private for years but have barely shown things to friends let alone tried to get anything shown publicly. But this year I put in a proposal for an installation to a festival. It was a nerve-wracking step for me, I felt very vulnerable, like my project wasn't good enough, wasn't finished, and I was concerned about what would happen to my self esteem if I were rejected.

I got rejected.

And I felt good. I didn't care about the rejection and I felt good about the fact that I had taken a step I'd wanted to take for years. I'd taken a risk, a committee of curators had seen my work and decided for whatever reason that it was not right/not good enough/who cares for their festival and I felt good that I had put myself out there in that way instead of sitting at home making things privately and fantasizing about the "what-ifs" and the "whens" like I'd done for years.

Now I've got a proposal in with another festival - this one longer-standing, arguably more high profile, and geared specifically toward media art. I don't know yet if I've been accepted but if not I'll just keep going forward with new projects. I've built momentum in a real way, built courage, and feel good about hammering galleries and curators with my work until someone, somewhere, puts me on (I'm exaggerating, I'm not that aggressive but you know what I mean). Particularly with the latter festival, the one I'm waiting to hear back from, I went down to their HQ in person when submitting, talked with the staff for quite a while, made some connections and feel like even if this piece is turned down, I have a bit of a rapport with people that I can utilize in the future.

tldr curage is feelin da feer n doin it ne-way

People using the English language wrong by Jack Fuffinglodge - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:44:02 EST ID:QfrG9TGw No.67423 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>I have an irrational phobia of spiders
>irrational phobia
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Henry Pummlewell - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:13:24 EST ID:4ELcPK8N No.67430 Ignore Report Quick Reply

you're dumb, its an irrational phobia because they cant rationalise the phobia. "why do you hate snakes?" "i just do." is an irrational fear.
"why do you hate guns?" "because im afraid they will kill me" is a rational fear.

Do you understand? so irrational phobias are phobias that people cant explain, they just have the fear.
where a rational phobia is something that they have thought about and have a logical reason to fear it.
George Sucklesure - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:32:53 EST ID:hwCplz2q No.67433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
then you have an aversion to bees, cause they could be fatal.
Does it make sense to say I have a phobia of serial killers if I see one in my house?
George Sucklesure - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:34:42 EST ID:hwCplz2q No.67434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I hate guns cause I'm afraid they'll kill me
If the sight of a picture of a gun makes you sweat, you're being irrational. If someone points a gun in your vicinity, you have the right to be afraid. That doesn't mean your gun phobic. The former example, however, does.
Faggy Mossledale - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:45:24 EST ID:NekmNTQO No.67435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phobia is defined as being irrational fear or hatred

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Caroline Bimmermit - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:13:16 EST ID:NtVxZANE No.67437 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Do some people find spiders scary? Yes. If one if those people decided not to grant validity to their fears and yet still acknowledge that they exist, then they could call that an "irrational phobia".

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