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Worst book you have ever read by Barnaby Blackway - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:38 EST ID:YRg4uZgL No.68700 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Atlas Shrugged.
There's literally a section of the book where SOCIALISM causes a train crash in a tunnel, and Rand consoles the reader by going through various ways random passengers supported altruism/socialism and therefore deserved it.
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Martin Gedgeson - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:36:46 EST ID:Ul6WSItk No.68927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Painted Man, by Peter Brett.

It was like reading a fanfiction with slightly better grammar. The pacing was fucked, and the characters were unbelievably annoying. His attempt to bake in pro-feministic messages was simply ridiculous.
0/10, wouldn't even wipe off cum with it.
Sophie Bibberhirk - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:29:01 EST ID:CV4gZNBP No.68936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There are much worse books for me than this one, but this is one of the books ive actually stuck with rather than just throwing it into the shit book pile.

It was me all along by Andie Mitchell.
Its a story about a fat girl who lost weight. The first few chapters were good, well paced, well written then almost just instantly everything jumps so far ahead and where she used to be details she now lacks them, shes goes from one eating disorder to another then she tries to balance it out but then goes back to being anorexic and then because of her anorexia loses weight and then uses it as an accomplishment and at the end of the book shes just trying to maintain her weight that she starved herself to get and its just holy shit, someone paid you for this book.

Someone paid for your intricate childhood memories of you being stuffed with cake and chocolate and how your dad abandoned you, your mother was overworked, your after school rituals of stuffing your face with cereal, then you're like "oh shit i gotta finish this" "then i went to italy and everything was such small portions there! and i lost weight by walking around!" "then when i got home i put it all on again" "then i decided i didnt want to be fat anymore and began not eating" "this became a huge issue which i now need to fight constantly" "everyone likes me more when im skinny" "i dumped my bf who loved me when i was fat because i was too good for him skinny" "the end".

Seriously it has made me reconsider reading memoirs, i went into it not expecting her to not just become anorexic just to become skinny and for people to like her. I wanted it to be good, i really did. but i seriously threw it in the shit book pile almost as soon as i was finished.
Polly Hallyshaw - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:09:07 EST ID:pgkrUgiW No.68942 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Heinlein was not a fascist, its not his ideology it was a fresh take on fascism from a futurist point of view which he is very good at doing. See Strangers In A Strange Land.
Doris Hublingforth - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:33:00 EST ID:04FK6Uy+ No.68943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phyllis Goodman - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:13:24 EST ID:rqp8sPb/ No.68946 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And I thought I was the only one who hated this book. I haven't seen the movie somehow but the novel reads like something that should have been a screenplay to begin with.

Literature of non-western countries by Hamilton Naddlebury - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:18:57 EST ID:C0njyYo1 No.68931 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't know how many of you are into Breton, Kafka, Orwell, Homer, and the likes. And how many have read No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai, but I'd guess a few. It's probably the most famous Japanese authored book in Japan at the moment, at the very least among the classics. I was instantly fascinated by it. Most of his other works are great too.

I don't think I've read fiction better than of some auto/semi-autobiographical novels.

Now I've come across this book in this image, which is like the Egyptian equivalent of Dazai and NLH, near identical from their upper class upbringings, their suicides, their understanding and expanding of all the authors above and more, they even lived during the same general time period and effect their modern cultures as sorts of ethical revolutionaries.

So I wonder, perhaps other countries have produced such books as well? Who are the Hesse and Bukowski of Thailand? Korea? Mongolia?

No matter what variation of shit a country is in, there's always an educated guy who talks of the plight and pleasure experienced by the people at the time, one who writes it as an honest and grabbing account, rather than a noisy manifesto.

Foggy Memories by Eugene Grandhood - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:54:07 EST ID:2JfbfTPM No.68922 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey there /lit/,

Sometimes, at random, fleeting memories will dart through my mind of a novel I read when I was 9 or 10 years old. I cannot remember the title or author, or much of the story. What I remember was that the cover of the paperback had green vines all over it. It was a story about a young woman in europe or the u.s. who went down in a stone cellar that transported her back in time or something. I think she fell in love with a young man after they went skinnydipping together, then there was probably some conflict about them being from different time periods. If any of this rings a bell please share your thoughts, otherwise keep

Eugene Grandhood - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:59:14 EST ID:2JfbfTPM No.68923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nvm i learned how to use google. book is The Root Cellar. nb.

Bathroom Literature? by Basil Caddlestudging - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:46:28 EST ID:UDR65Rbh No.68137 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What ever happened to the books and magazines people would keep next to the toilet? Did bowel health improve in the 20-10's or is it the mass popularity of the smart phone?

For anyone that hasn't abandoned this tradition, what's some good bathroom literature? With introduction of recent health issues I've taken to reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Even half alive and brain dead at my 1am appointments, it digest easily. I can pick it up or put it down at any point, and not be lost as to what's going on.
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Thomas Cremmlested - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:09:54 EST ID:g2j3oGaX No.68823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ebenezer Nizzledodge - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:54:11 EST ID:ml+ANZ0D No.68868 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You take longer the older you get. Better keep some Tolstoy ready for when you're old.
Clara Goodstone - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:56:45 EST ID:4AaNsiKm No.68870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I keep an 'Uncle John's Bathroom Reader' and a revolving number of books. Currently I have 'Chapterhouse: Dune', the first in the Jedi Academy trilogy, 'Flow My Tears the Policeman Said', and something else that I can't recall at this moment.
Isabella Bonnerdedging - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:47:28 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.68901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Those compilation books of the onion. It really only takes me a few minutes to go take a poop. But the articles in those are quite short and give me a nice quick chuckle. Thats about everything that I could ask for out of a bathroom read if any of you'e looking for one. Nice comfy, comical, enjoyable.
Fanny Sundledad - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:37:52 EST ID:gLW8+jfo No.68914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This book was practically made for shitting. It's called "a crackup at the race riots" by Harmony Korine. Harmony Korine wrote the movie Kids and wrote and directed Gummo, among other movies. This book is great because it's a bunch of 1-3 page stories and ideas, so you can read one or two each shit session. It was written in the 90s and became rare as fuck and super expensive but was reissued a few years ago. Pic related is the edition I own.

Share your workflow and tools by Oliver Pucklekudging - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:53:30 EST ID:r6yn1q7L No.68884 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi folks and fucks,

How do you avoid derailing to Mary Sue/Gary Stue territory and other embarrassingly amateurish practices?
Do you conform to a workflow; and do you allocate a set time ratio to filling content, painting characters, or keeping the focus otherwise on the moving-ahead part of the piece?

Let's hear it!
Ill be back in a few to write my own shit down
Martha Pickshit - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:22:43 EST ID:ZmE0BmBR No.68885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
one of the elements which I'de like to dabble in is contsnatly looking at the aspects which characters can develop from the point where they were initially introduced in the story, its almost as giving them other branches of exploration from which to see and have a gained perspective

another quality is also the reaction between characters and their dialog , there are many styles of this which can be attributed to giving good sensations and feelings towards the enviroment under which they are taking action under

I dont know aht mary sue or gary stue is or the style which used under that alias but I am considering that maybe what i typed has no relevance to your search good luck
Nathaniel Drevinghall - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:38:59 EST ID:DMpbvol/ No.68886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, it's definitely interesting. I also noticed this. It's hard to focus on one area exclusively, as everything affects everything. One character's trait can be used for a whole individual branch of dialogue and subsequent events, vice versa etc.

A quick google search will tell you all about Mary Sue. It's basically the writer relating him/herself into the protagonist and using the story as a tool to fulfill themselves rather than to entertain. While this can work out well in some cases, the most problematic thing I see in it is the lack of detachment, which is needed to objectively look at your story and judge if all those details are actually necessary and worth reading.

As for workflow, and tools, I keep a folder titled "writing help", which contains things such as analyses of stories, or beginnings of stories, character name theories, collective nouns and a curated dictionary of words I rarely see and/or find interesting.

I'm only working on my first long story, but I learned from other creative professionals that it can be very useful to attribute time to specific things. So instead of spending 2 hours a day (or whatever time you choose) simply on "finishing my project" you can skim off one hour and dedicate it to actually writing parts of the story (even if you have to redo them eventually). This way there's visible progress to keep you motivated -- and it also helps in avoiding too much derailment from the original plan.
William Gonnerpat - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:45:37 EST ID:3nPUxnAi No.68887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>It's basically the writer relating him/herself into the protagonist and using the story as a tool to fulfill themselves rather than to entertain.
I hate that shit. I write myself into my books, but always as a side character and I usually get killed off in the middle so the richer characters can shine.
William Gonnerpat - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:49:06 EST ID:3nPUxnAi No.68888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, your writing process sounds insane. I can never jump around with writing different parts of my book, I hate working from a strict outline and I only outline a few chapters at a time. Then once i finish them, I look at where everyone is and figure out what would happen next. Writing an outline always restricts my characters and forces them to act out of character just to suit my outlines goals, I'd rather let the characters run wild in a zany scenario than force them to follow my whims.

Books for lonely people by Cedric Bimbletine - Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:25:34 EST ID:TkLSrPeS No.67906 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What book made you feel comforted in a time of loneliness? Maybe you felt acknowledged or validated or like a character in the story would've made a great friend to you.

This'll be highly personal, so it might be a bad idea for a book recommendation thread, but I am hoping to find a good story that takes me out of my current isolation. Strangely, ASOIAF did this, but now it's over - until later.
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Betsy Famblefoot - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:49:25 EST ID:7hFRI++H No.68878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Cyril Henningmatch - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:18:24 EST ID:cgku5/lZ No.68879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turn the verbs in the following sentences into the passive, but do not change the tenses!
The original subject disappears because it is not important.
E.g.: Somebody fetched a chair for Mrs Dixon. => A chair was fetched for Mrs Dixon.
1) They speak French at this shop.
2) Somebody stole my car.
3) They have sent the books to the wrong address.
4) Somebody will bring the beer.
5) Somebody has bought this fur coat.
6) Somebody has left this umbrella behind.
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Cyril Henningmatch - Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:36:17 EST ID:cgku5/lZ No.68880 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can someone help me with this shit?
Oliver Pucklekudging - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:04:45 EST ID:r6yn1q7L No.68881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
French is spoken at this shop
My car was stolen by somebody
The books have been sent to the wrong address
The beer will be brought by somebody
This umbrella has been left behind by somebody

Show me you understand the underlying grammatical principles by turning this sentence into active:

Shitty content is submitted and accumulated by lazy and underage druggies
Hedda Davingfuck - Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:08:00 EST ID:cgku5/lZ No.68882 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thx dude

Homage to Catalonia by Nicholas Nicklecocke - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:39:35 EST ID:fiHjnwC3 No.68871 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Just finished it today. Great read. Orwell gift for the written word really shines here.
I especially like the political aspect. He remains stoic throughout the book and even warns people about any possible mistake he has made and his small, personal bias regarding the commentary; which is why I think it has a really constructive possibility to influence/challenge people's /pol/itical views.

It's a true story about his own experience as a militia member of the POUM during the spanish civil war. It's consistently exciting and it even has twists, something you'd expect from a fictional adventure novel. I've read 1984 before this book, and after reading you can evidently see the connections between his own first-hand experience and the dystopian story of Winston Smith.
James Murdspear - Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:41:42 EST ID:LufUZZit No.68875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read 1984 when I was 14, quickly moved on to Homage to Catalonia, Down and Out in Paris and London and various essays. Death of an Elephant (I think that's what it's called) stuck with me the most I think.
Fucking great author.

I've abused too much alcohol to remember much of those books to be honest

H.P. Lovecraft by Edward Pockham - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:01:51 EST ID:N85caPFQ No.68706 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any Lovecraftian Fans? (Image unrelated, at school, won't let me download shit)
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Hugh Sabberville - Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:54:54 EST ID:niqrdEXr No.68796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
His racism makes sense when you consider he is a crazy person who thinks the demons from his books are real. I like his racism, it just lends to his mythos of insanity. Dude was a mad man.
William Gollerbutch - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:18:38 EST ID:8B2Dkrx/ No.68827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, he's been my favorite author for a while.
My favorite are:
"The case of Charles Dexter Ward"
"Ex Oblivione"
"The White Ship"
Cornelius Fammershit - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:01:35 EST ID:INHiQkMj No.68828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I agree with this guy almost completely. Shadow out of Time, Dreams in the Witch House, and The Dreams of Unknown Kadath are my absolute faves.
I love this works since it is a self consistent fantasy world which coexists with ours, yet whose scale was only ever hinted at.
Cornelius Fammershit - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:02:36 EST ID:INHiQkMj No.68829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I love his work *
Graham Toothall - Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:21:26 EST ID:0GCEKy4P No.68872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nah, constantly in pain. He apparently had cancer, which is why in every picture he has that look.
>believed demons from his book
He didn't though.

enchanted world series by Jack Turveyhood - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:30:22 EST ID:z4D4JeAQ No.68866 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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these are excellent books for young and old
i have nearly the complete series... 19 out of 21 maybe 20 out of 21
anyways 4 of the ones i own have severe damage due to water damage causing the pages to stick together

looking for them in pdf if it can be helped
googling and checked tpb as well as ipt
looking here and irc

Resources! by Sophie Goodstock - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:59:07 EST ID:UHwd3TMX No.68806 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anyone on he been published? I'm just curious about what people do with their work. Do you just try to publish online randomly? Are there resources locally?

Im close to Austin so I really would love to find a fun zine to feed. I feel like it's a short list locally, looking online for places that fit with what I do. While also uncomfortable with sending my work places I don't live for some reason. Pretty sure I'd have better luck on Tumblr.

Well it's a long shot on this board but maybe a reply in a few years. Feel free to pile your question on too, may it one day be answered. In God's name we pray, amen.
Simon Mushwure - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:27:39 EST ID:g+nXkGjk No.68807 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's this thread >>68150 I made with all the sites amateur writers sharing stories and discussing their process and works. No one yet has mentioned being actually published. A few people have posted short works but I am the only one in there who seems to have completed a novel length work before.

I am trying to get some short stories published in anthologies and e-zines, hopefully something works out. If you write a novel or collection of stories, Amazon will sell you paperback books of it. My book is 250 pages and costs me about $6 a copy, which I then sell to friends and randoms for $10-$12 depending on how much I like the person. It's a cool way to give your work a professional presentation until you get a real publisher to buy your manuscript.

Best book to give to drug addicts by Bombastus !uYErosQbLM!!Mybq1UbK - Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:40:11 EST ID:YNQHQ3r0 No.68738 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I normally suggest Nichomachean Ethics with loving the mean and fetishizing it and whatever.

What other books can help you find inner joy?
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Caroline Bullerbut - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 15:51:10 EST ID:8fVk5qQ9 No.68767 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fyi, the lit teacher was the older sister of the teacher mentioned in http://boards.420chan.org/art/res/51021.php

I am IztYKjtH8 in that thread.
Charles Drembleson - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 16:29:36 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.68768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well I feel like I have to defend Aristotle now. He's not preachy, on the contrary! He's telling you, to question yourself, in respect with they way you're chosing what to do, and what is right or wrong. He gives a criteria according to which one can judge actions, but in no way is it close-ended!

Though I totally agree, it's not a book for a drug addict, it's boring as fuck, and hard to read. I study philosophy and for me it's hard to sit and read Aristotle for more than 1 hour.

I'd suggest stuff that's short and has a lot of dialogues, like theater plays or interviews. Some theater play by Sartre or Camus oughtta be interesting, in my druggie days I used to read that stuff all the time. There's a series of books called "Conversations" that are interviews made to famous philosophers, like Foucault, Deleuze, Cioran, Derrida (those are the ones that come to mind right now), that explain interesting philosophical concepts in a really accesible language.
Caroline Bullerbut - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:30:37 EST ID:8fVk5qQ9 No.68770 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>books for addicts
>to find inner joy
>Sartre, Camus

Lllolollllolololo, after reading them, I find inner emptiness, and the excuse to snort another line
Cedric Crullernick - Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:58:51 EST ID:nVZUy6yR No.68792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley. The ending is a bit butchered, but the plot serves more to contain some very insightful ideas about the nature and psychology of addiction.

The plot is still engaging to make it a book you can easily finish in a day.
Phyllis Tillinghall - Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:18:21 EST ID:AGQz7qa6 No.68801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the scarlet ibis

Books with best written magic/powers by Matilda Hublingted - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68773 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I mean, cool and interesting and with consequences and a complex system and all that. I loved the One Power in the Wheel of Time series, and it is the only thing that kept me reading those god awful books (sorry to fans, it just got so boring and drawn out). The One Power is pretty overpowered, but is balanced with enough weaknesses and drawbacks that it is very cool still.

Harry Potter system is uninteresting to me because it seems limitless and confusing. So many unnecessary spells. Spells themselves come off as wishes that people conjure into reality by speaking phony latin.

COOL spellcasting books ONLY.

Or UNCOOL books if you want to vent.
Nigel Climmerchodge - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:02:51 EST ID:4me3EgfW No.68774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Harry Potter was never too much about the magic anyways. The magic was there to remove you more from your world and to make some of the plot make sense. Lots of seemingly nonsensical stuff were tools to convey stuff (like the patronus fighting off the dementors as a way of using your own mind to ward off bad thoughts or feelings, you see Harry use it again in the next movie to fight off one that chases Dudley cause Dudley is a little bitch with issues and Harry has to spread the positivity and shit)
Though of course that's not always the case, but I think the series has a relatively forgivable concept of magic.

Now, this isn't even a book (well, it is a manga, but), but I was just talking to my friend about old stuff and we brought up fucking Naruto.
It's a fucking shonen (means content for young boys), I know, but they had a fairly interesting, non-invasive (far from perfect, but) "magic" system going in the first 100 chapters or so with their ninjutsu and shit.
Then they had a dragonball z moment and the next 600 chapters were just a gradual downhill mess until the story literally became "you are the chosen one" tier (literally). I mean the magic powers went from having a blood-tribute contract-signing summoning system (that was seen as really extreme at that point in the story) to being able to summon giant magic skeleton ghosts out of nothing and instantly making black fire on people that is impossible to put out (besides those times when it was possible because fuck it this is a show for young boys right?)
In terms of limitless and confusing magic, this stuff blows Harry Potter the fuck out.

But you didn't even mean to talk about that kind of magic.

A videogame like Eternal Darkness is more your idea, I think. If you're into that kind of stuff, I'd totally recommend playing cause it's a great game with a really interesting magic (sorry, "magick") system. None of that fireball-shooting stuff. We're talking runes n shit here, my man. The game even has a sanity gauge instead of generic magic bar system. Aint that somethin

Wait, you wanted books.

Have you checked out Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic? It's a fuckin classic.
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Hugh Clodgeshaw - Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:44:12 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank you for a well thought out response! I have watched Naruto, and found the fighting system interesting, but never got very far.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is one of my favorite video games. That magic system rocked! Runic magic is great, especially needing to combine and think through the time it takes to mystically carve those runic circles in real time, which takes longer and longer as you summon greater power. That's a good summary of how I like my magic. With great power comes greater complexity and consequences.

I still remember all the god's names. Chatturgha, Xellotath, Uly...aoaoth. MANTOROK. The most 'helpless', but cunning of them all (if you played through the entire game and got his essence as your primary). Kills off all his enemies by using you to summon them to fight at the end, then converging different timelines so they simultaneously destroy one another... damn! That was the most badass ending ever. Highest replay value game I've ever owned, it is basically like 3-4 games in one, with an ever-evolving understanding of a complex story if you get into it and pay close attention.

And the whole insanity meter effecting your ability to fight, on top of needing magick and health. That insanity meter, and the visual/audio effects were legitimately creepy and occasionally nauseating, as well as "jump scares". Made you really WANT to keep your sanity meter up - or down, if you're feeling freaky. ;)

Do they even make games like this anymore? Bummer.

I loved Earthsea magic. Spoken word having power. Ursula Le Guin is a favorite author of mine, I believe I've read all of her work. The non-magical ones, too. The Dispossessed and the other novel that takes place in the same universe. Good stuff. Her take on magic was lovely and it didn't gobble up the story, it was beautifully interwoven into interesting plots with memorable characters.

My favorite was probably the second Earthsea, where the priestess girl is learning about the labyrinth she is supposed to guard. Creepy, that whole place.
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