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Under Dr. Huxley''s prescription by Ebenezer Pockfuck - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:36:09 EST ID:83LDejjU No.69254 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello everyone
I'm working on a review/guide/actualization of Huxley's Eternal Philosophy.
Has anyone got some interesting materials that can be linked to that? Book, music, movies, anything that plays around that

test !.CzKQna1OU!!TB6hQsnI - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 05:38:50 EST ID:lukHA4ix No.69549 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Duality of good and evil by Caroline Finningdare - Sun, 07 May 2017 09:49:29 EST ID:vZQFfa2Q No.69200 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Lately i've been looking into the physosophy of good and evil,the angelic and the demonic and so on.I am looking for a book that explores the duality of concepts like these,any suggestions
Graham Picklecocke - Mon, 08 May 2017 10:59:21 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.69201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could check some maniquean texts. They were some earlt form of christianism that believed that both good and evil existed and fought inside of human beings. They had some weird traditions like eating the souls of fruits that fell to the ground or something.

Also Beyond good and evil, it speaks against said duality, but it could still provide an interesting read.
Ian Horryledge - Sat, 13 May 2017 15:20:10 EST ID:3eJ6C1P0 No.69202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the Tao Te Ching is a good place to start. yin and yang is literally a model to describe duality
Angus Sumbleken - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:49:29 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"The Realm of Spirit and the Realm of Caesar" by Nikolai Berdyaev
Rebecca Bunlock - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:57:25 EST ID:Zk0J+JKu No.69243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Like someone already said I'd say the tao te ching, it's the definitive choice.

Oberon, Titania by Ox - Tue, 16 May 2017 01:09:52 EST ID:u0iuTpaL No.69204 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A‪waiting a wicked Familiar,
‪Blossoms blown into the Past
‪The Late-Light Lotus, O Lantern-Locus,
Cast-away, dark-torch caught aimless,
Black-Blinking Iris sails toward insular;
"Motes made the Moon,"
Iris bleeds truth in a whisper,
As tepid tears flood forth
from future-feared wounds,
Gauze guilt-gilded gossamer;
Crimsoned Iris wastes a wink on whim:
Up rises the cacaphonic conflagration,
Chiral-tongued anther spitting lead,
Over top liquid mosaic of Motes
belied by Ichor's bromide,
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Writing a book for the first time by Hedda Peffingmetch - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:44:33 EST ID:rMTBFubI No.69164 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It's that time of the year where my eyes turn into dollar signs and the hunger for money becomes so great that everything seems possible or at least worth the shot, as long as there is a chance of some money. So much so that me, who never reads books or writes anything, can potentially become a successful writer. But obviously I know it's more dreams instead of reality and so here i am asking about some thoughts on my mind.

>How does someone like me know if I'm writing something good or not
>how do you know if you are even cut out for writing?
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Samuel Bandlestatch - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:44:39 EST ID:CQZtOz+q No.69180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just like with any practice, you improve with time and effort. Its gonna take awhile until your writing is good. Even a gifted writer's latent talent wont progress without diligence. So if someone without a notable potential for the art did their best and persevered they too could be a master.

By what standard is the writing judged? Well I guess it depends. What are your own thoughts about your work? Have a friend read it. Their impression? Post it here to probably get shit and support. A publisher? Critics? ...

Hey, its good y'all were able to write a book, instead of, you know, not.
Alice Munderspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:40:37 EST ID:QBAOTC0t No.69188 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You will never know if what you are writing is good. Like art or music, the only way you can tell if something is good is if
  1. You like it
  2. Other people pay you for it
People can always hide behind the excuse that their writing is 'too deep' or 'beyond' common plebs and thats why agents wont publish it. Don't do that.

You will also never know if you are cut out for writing. Write because you like to write, tell the stories you want to tell, not the stories you think will make you money (unless you are actually good, in which case write flash porn fiction). As you write more and think critically about your work (possibly joining some communities online to have other people critique your stuff) you will eventually get better. Then you'll write more, critique other people, write some more. You'll talk about your book and no one will listen or care because no one gives 2 shits about your sci-fi fantasy cross over where the aliens speak in verse and barter with space weed. So you take a break for a few months, the rejection was really rough and your hopes were dashed. But, like some degenerate addict you keep coming back to the keyboard, turns out you don't care about what other people think (most of the time) because you like YOUR stories and you enjoy writing for its own sake.

Eventually you write a bunch of short stories and submit them to what few publications are left, they are all rejected and you feel like dirt again. But fuck, you keep writing anyway because despite all the rejection and seclusion you still want to tell your stories, you still think they are good, and you still feel like you've got something to say that someone else isn't saying. So you write more short stories and give them to your friends this time, you've been at this for YEARs so you must have gotten better. But they are your friends so their approval ends up meaning nothing. You want to get published because thats the only way to know for sure.

So you write some more, critique some more, get critiqued, accept critiques, ask for more critiques. You grow a very thick skin and stop being so sensitive about when other people tactlessly rape your work because you …
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Isabella Mevingbanks - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:27:03 EST ID:ERVqL6V2 No.69193 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank fuck there was one decent post worth reading after all the go-kill-yourselves.
Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:23:49 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, of all the people who happen to use the same VPN as you one of them also comes to the literature board on 420chan. That's totally believable.

Good stuff.
Sophie Bullyhure - Wed, 03 May 2017 13:35:54 EST ID:eN2ZCZE2 No.69196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i got a book by alexander pope called an essay on criticism which might help you, I only read the first couple of lines to see what it was like and it seems useful

Audio books with house of leaves vibe by Edward Dartson - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:59:47 EST ID:EWw+3eBV No.69184 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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something to compliment ketamine or maybe even some pays.

I normally like to take ketamine and lie back close my eyes and listen to some pink flyod or other weird sound tracks and watch the mental show it gives me.
I also like to watch freak films while on it.
So with this in mind I want to try and find some audiobooks that have a creepy feel to them (A good narorator will be needed) my eyes won't be able to read the words on these drugs and on top of that it's really nice to just listen.
Molly Henninglod - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:30:45 EST ID:KCwkbdvg No.69187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
there's a no sleep podcast if you no about that subreddit
i don't recommend it but i'm very sensitive to horror. you should give it a try though.
also youtube channel:

Found a Good one by Gorilla Ass - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:54:49 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69124 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This book is wild. I found it while searching through amazon. Well worth a read.
It is on Kindle too, but I always like having physical versions of stuff
The Birthing of Worlds
Its got alot of spacey/ancient/psychic/philosophy vibes. I feel like it is trying to say something that is a bit above me honestly, but I enjoyed it.
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Nicholas Trotwell - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:04:33 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69141 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did you take that seriously? I sarcastically responded to a question I thought was dumb and curt
Hedda Peffingmetch - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:49:30 EST ID:rMTBFubI No.69163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP just recommending a book why yall got be so bitchy?
Doris Murdshaw - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:54:07 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For real. Let a nigga do his thing
Augustus Ginderfuck - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:42:41 EST ID:S2P2yF1L No.69183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eh, it's less than a dollar. Ill buy it
Caroline Blallystere - Mon, 01 May 2017 14:25:03 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Again, we can tell you're the OP you stupid twat.

OC poetry thread stopped bumping after 3 years... time for a new one. by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:08:24 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68718 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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A sailor came from over seas, and asked his lover this.

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

I see the furrow of your brow; exasperated sighs. I see the way you look aloft when my ship passes by.

Does anger beget scorn of me, or something other hid, or ignorance to be pronounced of something that I did?

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

My love, she said, forgive me please, my hate is void of spite. As I resent my love, my love, from bitterness of sight.

I see in every passing wake your love reflected true; the sea mirroring my own love, alas scorns me for you.

So I resent my love, my love. Yet not resent your kiss. So I resent my love, my love, and how long you have been missed.
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The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:40:16 EST ID:3wtssQcY No.69020 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Never spoken softly said,
I towards my mistress dear.

Never stolen kisses wept
but for the temperament of fear,

denied throughout a mind well kept,
softly singing nevermore

of sweet nothings nonetheless,
left lying on the kitchen floor.

Forever lost amidst the things,
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Hedda Gemblemog - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:55:01 EST ID:0yf20Rzi No.69025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Embrace of Portraiture

primitive asymmetry of her body
edges defined in thick pencil
delicate intricacies of some jagged, ancient rug
hips like still, lead crystal

arches, painful--knotted
(hands on her inner thigh)
her hair, unwashed, smells like menthol and cinnamon
(she pushes herself into me)
using a stone to grind fennel and mint

a peidmont in august; a ripe delta
taiga during the thaw
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Jarvis Grandforth - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:23:31 EST ID:7D9J2HIr No.69027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Diphenhydramine diphenhydramine
my kingdom for a spider
inositol hexanicotinate
there are shadows on the lights here
wahh wahh wahh
Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:09 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:39:08 EST ID:UGR2VvKV No.69182 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Sorry said the simulacra,
while the passersby stood still.
Fearing of the wraith to cometh,
seeing sun on winters hill.

Dripping water in the gutter,
frozen lake upon the sand,
never knowing what is better,
never sought to understand...

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

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

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

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

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

list needs some work but is okay


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

same for jack london.

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

also if you liked those books you would definitely enjoy

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

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

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

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