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A Thread Of Ice And Fire by Martin Worthingwill - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:51:38 EST ID:ZfjVu1CF No.65536 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I checked back three pages and only saw a hate thread.
>This thread contains spoilers. You have been warned.

Come one come all! This is a thread regarding all things ASOIAF. Predictions? Theories? Favorite moments or characters? Least favorite? There's something here for everybody. Let us discuss all things related to George R.R. Martin's flaccid wiener magnum opus.
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Polly Bebberteck - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 02:33:05 EST ID:z0qb+bRW No.66769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably right. I know the Unsullied bathe, because that is a ritual for them that they enjoy and would never skip. I wanted badly for the characters to smell, and for everyone to agree with me that they did smell. Now I don't know how to feel.

Is there any characters we know for a fact smell?
Cornelius Duckgold - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:48:16 EST ID:9fEcwWsH No.66771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You creeps really are the worst thing about the internet
Don't you have forums for that
Matilda Wappershit - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:24:34 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.66772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So if I read something terrible, I need to read all its sequels before I am allowed to say it was terrible? Yeah, no.
Polly Bebberteck - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:15:00 EST ID:z0qb+bRW No.66773 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am accepting of everyone, so sometimes I forget other people might feel weirded out by what I say. But I have just thought of something!: has Arya had her period yet? If not, that is going to be a significant event for her, right? Not as much as for Sansa, who had a lot riding on her maidenhood, but still.
Walter Nillywill - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:19:38 EST ID:X3lin2bb No.66774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're not allowed to speak for books you haven't read. Again, you're an idiot.

VALIS and The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick by Nicholas Gevinglick - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:07:14 EST ID:+Ud3msvl No.66718 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm halfway through VALIS (the first book) and I definitely like it; I expected very obscure and incoherent thoughts, but it definitely matches up to the other works I've read of PKD.

Thoughts on the serie as a whole (without giving spoilers)? Anyone actualy dared to read his Exegesis (which plays an important role in the story of VALIS)?
James Brongerhid - Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:24:53 EST ID:+Ud3msvl No.66735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Samuel Clopperchore - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:07:44 EST ID:+Ud3msvl No.66754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck y'all. Nobump.

essay help by Molly Cavingwetch - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:08:38 EST ID:1Z5wcAgD No.66725 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have to do an essay on a speech.The speech in question is by Malala yousafzai.
And the question what we have to write the essay about is this

"Explore the ways power and authority shape spoken language"

I know all I have to do really is "Point Evidence Explain" but I sort of dont get it,How does power and authority shape it ?
Hedda Hindlewill - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:18:11 EST ID:z0qb+bRW No.66727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I would ask the teacher to clarify. Is that not okay to do in college? I haven't been to school since the 8th grade.
Nathaniel Weffingchodge - Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:33:57 EST ID:HC9wnPbJ No.66734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here this might help you:




Make Your Own Wishbone Episode! by Thomas Nopperstock - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:45:12 EST ID:mN9R8dEL No.66701 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Wishbone comes back to television and is looking for new works of fiction for the well-read, pure bred little doggie to play a part in. And PBS wants YOU to make an episode based off a famous book

>1. Choose a book, story, mythological tale, a single or a set of poems from ancient to modern literature, either fiction or non-fiction. Biographies are okay, too. May either be free domain or owned. Must be something that is either;
A. Considered classic literature

B. Has had enough of an impact to be considered important literature, in America, Europe or otherwise. If fantasy, stuff like LotR is acceptable, as is Jurassic Park or Dune for sci-fi, but avoid anything that is obscure or outside the mainstream.

C. Is required reading in schools, preferably American ones.

>2. Make up a clever title using word play based on the featured literature and dogs.

>3. Select which part Wishbone portrays in the novel.

>Extra Credit; Make a subplot about Joe or his friends and family relating to the main plot or theme of chosen novel.
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Rebecca Suttingmedge - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:32:24 EST ID:m/xRLoWd No.66711 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I can't decide what would be better, UBIK by philip k dick, Naked Lunch by bourroughs or The Story of the Eye by Bataille. All 3 are pretty famous novels and I'd watch any wishbone episode based on these books. I guess UBIK would be the best book for a children's show, considering it doesn't contain graphic sex scenes.
Beatrice Gaddlekudging - Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:48:41 EST ID:xdkqzYI5 No.66719 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fuckboi - Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:13:10 EST ID:9GnSeNaO No.66723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Don DeLillo's White Noise.
>White Bones.
>Wishbone will portray the character Jack Gladney
Nigel Tillingway - Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:33:14 EST ID:z0qb+bRW No.66724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wishbone in The Lovely Bones

Jesus fuck by Priscilla Niggerham - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:04:04 EST ID:h0k4fv0r No.66569 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any of you fuckers ever get through this thing?
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John Claddlekug - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 20:46:01 EST ID:CCbY9lSQ No.66679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wouldn't say it's unwise to do so, but I wish you luck in finding the motivation to do it.
If you can, it'd be a pretty cool feat, though
Ian Sebblechick - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:13:59 EST ID:bkQVBGWm No.66697 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Really enjoyed it!
Ian Sebblechick - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:16:42 EST ID:bkQVBGWm No.66698 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I'd say start with The Hobbit, then LOTR, then Silmarillion. Better to have a deep appreciation for Tolkien lore when starting the Sil, comes on quite strong.
Fucking Drussleworth - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:54:19 EST ID:C+KOJP1C No.66699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read the Hobbit and LotR as a young kid, I think I finished lotr when I was about ten. I tried to read the Silmarillion but it was just too much for me to handle. Maybe one of these days I'll pick it up again.
Thomas Nommerhod - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 07:36:28 EST ID:ic3oirZD No.66710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this album is what initially got me into reading the silmarilion.

One of the best revenge/retribution stories I've ever come across. It's "dryness" is oddly satisfying to me, its an interesting feeling going through an epic climax that only lasts a paragraph. It leaves so much to the imagination which i like.

not a fan of LOTR btw, i find Tolkien a little bit too melodramatic, too juicy character developments if that makes any sense.. Creating worlds and lore is his strongest feat by far, and the Silmarilion is purely that. Tolkien at what Tolkien does best.

Drug-fueled books? by Nigger Grandshaw - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:15:31 EST ID:vld6/Ueh No.66593 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm sure there's a thread like this somewhere on this board but I couldn't find it. Anyway, looking for books in which drugs are featured prominently, can you recommend some?
Not something which is thoroughly depressing though like Junkie or Requiem for a Dream (haven't read Requiem, but if it's like the movie than no thanks) although if it just has depressing moments but is at least partially fun (like Trainspotting) than ok.
Haven't read that many drug-books so feel free to recommend the well-known ones too.
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Nicholas Digglefield - Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:30:13 EST ID:6vjgiVjd No.66655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Diary of a Drug Fiend
Nell Muvinglock - Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:06:55 EST ID:1MxO3A27 No.66661 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Daniel Pinchbek
breking open the head
Nicholas Binderdale - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:39:12 EST ID:ncmqo7uq No.66665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think I'm gonna look for and read this one :) nb

I'm nb'ing because I really can't think of any drug fueled books I've read, but I totally was gonna say Chuck Palahniuk as the guy a few posts above. The drug references aren't the entire story, but a lot of his works just give the feel of druggie characters.
Barnaby Dallercocke - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 05:13:58 EST ID:QZsxHLDt No.66672 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fucking Drussleworth - Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:01:22 EST ID:C+KOJP1C No.66700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Somebody already said it, but you should definitely read A Scanner Darkly. Such a great book.

writing an intense autobiography by Fuck Fiblingnedge - Sun, 01 Feb 2015 13:25:56 EST ID:KBB4iwpE No.66631 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm currently writing a book about my life.
I've barely read any books, and I've never taken a writing class, but due to all of it being fact I don't see much trouble in getting my point across. Any tips for structure? Anything to avoid (like sexual taboos/common writing errors)?
Should I make a kickstarter?

I've been through a hellish life; any time that I've shared my past I've been told to write a book. I want people to know my story.
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Nicholas Binderdale - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:33:47 EST ID:ncmqo7uq No.66664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't omit the sexual taboos/stories! That's what people want to read! Honestly, I see no point in omitting any details in any type of [auto-]biographical stories.

However, my real suggestion to you, my friend, is take some writing classes at your local community college or even research online, or pick up a book at the library, that will give you an in-depth review of proper grammar (if you are writing in English language) and literary structure. As mentioned, people don't really want to read something that after the first few chapters continues to radiate the vibe that the writer is inexperienced.

Having a good story is just one aspect of WRITING a good story, but knowing how to put it together in an eloquent and grammatically correct way is what will get people to ease through the flow of the story in its entirety. Successful books always have some type of structural base, usually not just a spewing of details and chronological events.

Honestly, too, dude, I think very many authors prepare themselves by reading similarly genre-ed works of literature that they plan to write. You should really accrue a higher knowledge of the topic you are writing about before you attempt to contribute to it. By this I mean, read some biographies of the people you look up to; historical figures, famous people, just anyone with a book about them that you find interesting or that have similar stories to your own. That's my two cents. :)

And since you did come to us at /lit/ you should provide us with updates as to how your story is coming along! Let us know if you have read any good books/stories since your OP. Don't hesitate to ask us any more specific grammatical/literary questions as you write along! I'd love to read your final product!
Lydia Fankinstag - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:29:45 EST ID:H0Qy6Tgn No.66668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
50 shades of grey
Nathaniel Fungerbanks - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:24:01 EST ID:m9cI+12j No.66686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Twilight... :'( Bitch can't write for shit, whyyyyyyyyyyy??
Nigel Fanham - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:08:20 EST ID:z0qb+bRW No.66688 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Can we see a sample of your writing style? Your voice, your narration. That will make or break this for you.
Archie Goodridge - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:29:56 EST ID:wRVGg2GS No.66690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this. the story isn't so important as how it's told. a great storyteller can make anything interesting, a not so good storyteller can make any story boring

Studying the FBI out of interest. by Hedda Nucklenerk - Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:37:00 EST ID:IiLQKnkc No.66689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /Lit/,
So as my title states, I've taken an interest in the FBI. Nothing weird like conspiracies or how the organization is trying to control the world. I legitimately just want to learn some solid information about the organization, maybe a bit about it's inner-workings, and possibly some information on the range of tasks and jobs that they involve themselves in.

I'm looking for the most informative books on the topic that I could get my hands on and I do have a direct interest in reading long detailed text books with loads of facts and information, so anything about the FBI that is textbook like and extremely informative about their general operations, famous people, interesting cases, their style of education, and how they select persons for specific tasks. I'm also particularly interested in (but not completely focused on) their undercover field operations.

I'm basically asking for a collection of the most informational books about the FBI, preferably textbook quality (as in deeply detailed and possibly boring).
I just figured there are probably a lot of books on this subject, so I figured maybe you guys might have read some really good ones and can give me suggestions of what to look for in title or author.

Thanks ahead of time.

Books on drugs by Hannah Blengertut - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 15:21:20 EST ID:CCbY9lSQ No.66676 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are there any good books (or types of books) to read on drugs, or, are there any drugs that make reading books even better?

I just posted in the Silmarillion thread asking if it would be a more gripping read on acid, thought I'd make this a general thread tho
Walter Claygold - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:24:24 EST ID:5KctP3l2 No.66680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I once read a story by Sartre coming down on acid. It wasn't much more fun than reading it sober. I ocassionally read Bukowski when I get drunk, which is kind of fun. I also had a streak of reading really short stories while high (I have ar really low attention span when I'm high)
Clara Fandock - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:55:52 EST ID:YdiHhIy8 No.66682 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I would start with William.burroughs, something linear, like Junkie. As far as on drugs I.wouldn't recommend reading on anything but pot and uppers. I don't like to read.much but I was smoking heavily when I read Naked Lunch, a non linear piece of fiction by burroughs.
Clara Fandock - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 18:00:34 EST ID:YdiHhIy8 No.66683 Ignore Report Quick Reply

  • I don't like to read.much while on drugs, it's.a.sober/ing thing for me.

You could try The Doors of Perception, I found it a little hard to comprehend tho, not a smooth read.very scientific. Brave New World is better and has a.drug undertone as well.
Lydia Chandlepodge - Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:11:56 EST ID:vaXS2buA No.66691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
weed makes poetry good. Takes a little longer to read but makes older stuff like Dryden really entertaining because you catch all the little jokes he makes.

Musings on Moral Lessons In Science Fiction by Whitey Nickleville - Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:52:56 EST ID:djXTyEu8 No.66660 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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We've all read those bits of stories, where the awesome and cool innovations always seem to go hand in hand with breaches of nineteen-fifties propriety.

One case that particularly stands out for myself is that of the Spacers in Asimov tradition. I recall in one of the books they had a bleeding heart spacer talk about the tragedy of genetically enhanced living, in that it made his daughter want to have sex with him. The logical byproduct of technical (robots) and biological innovation is incest! The only safe avenue of study happens to be psychology, which will one day rule the world; please continue to publish me oh supreme cult like future overlords.

That's pretty much my whole beef with Asimov.
Clara Gumbleway - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:02:29 EST ID:JHSbXgM+ No.66662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i felt the need to seek out and post this image
Betsy Dattingpere - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:52:23 EST ID:H0Qy6Tgn No.66663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>That's pretty much my whole beef with Asimov
Dude that ain't beef, that's a slice of ham

In pretty much every other Asimov novel he has robotics and technology as the things that enable utopia, why get upset over the one time he decides to throw in a drawback?
Doris Hicklefoot - Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:08:33 EST ID:w+wWDd3o No.66670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hehehehe. That was pretty good.

Unfortunately I have nothing else to say here

Silent Hill novels by Nicholas Binderdale - Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:59:41 EST ID:ncmqo7uq No.66666 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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TL;DR: Any hard info. on Japanese- English translations of Silent Hill novelizations? Translation I found is by blogger dubbed 'Lady Ducky' and am wary of her translation ability. In addition, anyone have any good literature much like SH they could recommend? Thanks if you read.

As a huge Silent Hill fan, I come to 420chan a lot to try to reach out and find others who particularly enjoy the entertainment workings of the series. I hope some people here have played a game or two and have somewhat of an idea of the Silent Hill story. The only other community I can think of to find these types of people are the SH wikia, but they're mostly concerned with updating all of the pages on said wikia. In fact, I think I will also take this post over to SH wikia and see if they have any thoughts/information.

I have posted here in the past searching for English translations of the Silent Hill novelizations, which are just written versions of all the games' storylines; they really don't introduce any new information into the lore. I have also come here to ask if anyone has any beloved stories they know of they very closely fit the genre that Silent Hill does, and that would produce the same aura/ frightening affect that the SH series does for many people.

So, here's the thing: I have finally found what claims to be full English translations of most of the SH novelizations from said wikia. They are originally written in Japanese and it was somewhat difficult to find even people also interested in the translations. However, I am wary of the accuracy of the translations. They are from 2011, so I didn't plan on replying to the posts now in 2015, and from what I gather, they have been translated by a hipster blogger girl who in her own description calls herself a nerd and an artist. She appears to be young, saying in 2011 she was entering college. She never mentions whether she is Japanese by heritage, spent any time there, or how she came to be able to translate entire books from Japanese to English.

It didn't seem to appear questionable to any of the responders/readers when it was more recent. But from what I figure, Japanese isn't just something that English …
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JS - Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:03:01 EST ID:ZHHS4WSw No.66842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hi Nicholas Binderdale I am a SH fan too :)

Japanese lit by Polly Clullerbury - Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:19:35 EST ID:s6m0KFHA No.66557 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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We /mishima/ now.

I've read most of his oeuvre, No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai, Lady in the Dunes by Kobo Abe. Looking for recommendations for similar mid-20th century Japanese lit with that sort of alienated feel to it. Is Kenzaburo Oe any good?

p.s. Murakami sucks. Cats and American jazz music and whatever the fuck. Who cares?
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Esther Sorringwater - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:20:32 EST ID:5Kl2SgsL No.66577 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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that sounds right up my alley. I'll check it out.
Martha Gavingdale - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:43:23 EST ID:Y8+aTGY5 No.66587 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try Yasutaka Tsutsui?
Basil Fommlebury - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:27:54 EST ID:BK4lK7Oi No.66595 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I also don't enjoy reading Haruki Marukami but his short stories are actually okay

another Marukami, Ryu Arukami, wrote two very good novels; Almost Transparent Blue and In The Miso Soup
Oliver Simmerwit - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:58:09 EST ID:ObaxDTRP No.66611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>66557 Kenzaburo Oe is pretty good, but doesn't really fit the 'alienated' description. I've read Nip the Buds, Shoot The Kids (good) and A Quiet Life (all right).
Sidney Dartwater - Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:36:15 EST ID:IdWvQONA No.66633 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like his short stories. I've only read a few of his full-length novels but I think he has problems carrying a good story past the 2/3 mark. He should stick to the short story medium.

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