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Write something one word at a time V.2 by Archie Manderworth - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:59:35 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69747 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Since our last thread was so RUDELY interrupted, I hearby start a new thread in the same vein.

1) one word per post, punctuation, whatever
2) no spunky meddlin'

I shall begin:

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Wesley Sugglefuck - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:14:35 EST ID:P0ofh1mA No.70462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Esther Blackledit - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:04:19 EST ID:Y/0CgIiO No.70469 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Basil Pittridge - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:51:19 EST ID:YHGK5cUA No.70472 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Heroic Poems by Sidney Clenningstock - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:21:00 EST ID:tw2BMDH/ No.70471 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I recently bought a book of translations of Old English poetry and am enjoying it a lot. I used to read a lot of REH as a kid (Conan, kull, Solomon) and a lot of the poetry in this collection reminds me of the heroic adventure type poetry that REH wrote.

Do you guys know of any recommendations for other poetry along these lines? Narrative poems that deal with battles, traveling, exotic lands, etc. I'm mostly familiar with the epics like Homer, Gilgamesh, Beowulf, Theogony, etc but I'm looking for poems that are more in the shorter formats.

The consolations of philosophy by Hedda Suddleridge - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:49:43 EST ID:q7RgTLNM No.70458 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I wonder, what have you learned from a philosopher or piece of philosophy that has had a practical impact on your life?
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Betsy Mugglecocke - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:54:55 EST ID:dw7KoI5Z No.70467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Plato taught me that democracy is unreliable as a form of government.
Martha Shittingstock - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 20:50:51 EST ID:iEw+WpiR No.70468 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As I've grown many philosophers have influenced my thinking up until I reached Buddha. I've been a fan of Plato, Max Stirner, Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, Epictetus, Confucius, and Nietzsche.

But through Buddha I encountered Nagarjuna. From Nagarjuna I discovered Tsongkhapa.

There's no going back once you've reached the pinnacle of thought. Nagarjuna showed that all can be negated. Tsongkhapa showed that negation does not mean a new position is being posited. Now I'm studying the 'Awareness and Knowledge' literature present in the monastic community. The different types of thought and mind. I'm grateful to have the monastics of the Gelug tradition in my area and being open to helping discuss and understand these incredibly difficult topics.
Fucking Pittstone - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:07:13 EST ID:QJgEfxFN No.70470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's interesting! Do say more

I'm just starting to get into some Buddhism, the idea of cultivating Bodhicitta appeals to me. It's like that universal love for mankind that Jesus talked about, but without all that higher power taint. There are also practical exercises for how to attain it, where as in Christianity we were just told to love our smelly neighbor, we were never told how on earth to do that.

Writing discussion by Edwin Conninghore - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:03:36 EST ID:6MptVB4y No.70455 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone writing? Post what you're writing and get ideas/feedback

I'm working on a uncanny vally book where a guy gets stranded in a weird town. Unsure why, and it's really not progressing trying to tie things together like why the town is coo-coo. NFI what I'm doing at this point.

Trying to develop a narrative on the uncertainty of a lot of our society and how it effects us as spiritual beings. Internet, commodification of culture and existence, the black hole of drugs, crime, ideology. Thinking of tying it into a source portal that is corrupting the townspeople and a man has to struggle to try and survive and flick the switch off on this portal before it and the townspeople get him.
James Bopperway - Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:00:50 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Right now I'm writing a sort of one-shot, very short epistolary thing. It might be too subtle for most people but I suppose I'll have to wait and see.

Bump While Reading by Ebenezer Brookham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:04:46 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are you guys reading right now?

Brandon Sanderson just released the third and final book of his Reckoners trilogy, and it was fantastic. Where are all the Sanderson fans in here? It was this board that told me to read his shit, and now that I do, nobody ever will talk about them with me lol

Now starting Altered Carbon. Netflix is making a show based on it, and I like reading books that have adaptions impending so I can compare them later.
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Oliver Nattingbanks - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 06:50:07 EST ID:Hbj6yhAZ No.70407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just finished sapiens. It was fun, nothing new tbh but a fun read.
Hedda Sangerridge - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:15:05 EST ID:/snVBb4c No.70409 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Reading my way through "the good man Jesus and the scoundrel Christ". Really boring prose and the plot's utterly transparent if you have even an inkling of Pullman's world view. Oh look there are two dudes and one of them is just preaching while a mysterious angel referred to as " the stranger " is slyly getting the other dude to do organised religion. Wow so subtle I bet nobody else has ever read Twain and this isn't obvious. Ugh. I don't dislike Pullman but this book isn't for me, I don't know who'd enjoy reading this.
Esther Hunnerham - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:35:35 EST ID:zQUxMHtk No.70454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i am fond of reading sci fi

book store scores by 3 - Sat, 23 Feb 2019 20:15:30 EST ID:on/4UyoE No.70424 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post your recent bookstore finds. Here's mine, prob my best haul in a long time featuring my holy trinity of writers: Bukowski, Miller, Burroughs
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Jack Chettingdale - Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:45:30 EST ID:k9TAbtTt No.70442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hedda Suddleridge - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:56:54 EST ID:q7RgTLNM No.70460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I recently scored a bunch of books that will be useful for my course in a charity shop, so I got to save money, feel like I was doing stuff for college, and make a donation to a worthwhile charity at the same time and I felt SO GOOD about myself
Hedda Suddleridge - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:59:28 EST ID:q7RgTLNM No.70461 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh I should say the books, one was "The Mindful way Through Depression" was one, and another was Sartre's Existentialism and Human Emotions, and then there were some related self-help books I won't bore you with that will come in handy

Can we get an OC poetry thread? by Frederick Snodridge - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:05:46 EST ID:tmVYcUte No.59689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't seen one in a while, let's get some OC poetry! Just wrote this right now,

Three kings and a jack, traveling down the road.
The road is it, it calls them all, with only time as their foe.
The curtain like clouds, blind them all.
Nothing's certain, nothing's forever

On they must go, on the they must go.
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Nell Cumblestotch - Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:15:40 EST ID:fxdZTGjz No.70393 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wide-eyed in an empty city
A light in your heart
Made it ok
Or better even
And nothing
Can take that away
Hannah Bongerdale - Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:19:46 EST ID:7X2gUv4M No.70395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I close my eyes
Only for a moment and the moment's gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes; a curiosity

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see

Don't hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won't another minute buy
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Hugh Sepperfore - Sun, 24 Feb 2019 01:23:42 EST ID:uJri72js No.70425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Like sands through the hourglass
so are the days of our lives.

How is this allowed? by Clara Duckshit - Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:51:53 EST ID:8GEk/Nb2 No.70343 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I nearly fucking bought it
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Doris Cridgekedge - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 21:36:14 EST ID:g6C9SCU5 No.70410 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Amazon is complete shit these days. More than half the time shit shows up late anymore. And 90% of the books I've ordered in the past 4-5 years have showed up damaged because they can't be bothered to package books properly. They used to shrink rap all their books to cardboard which was excellent for shipping. Now it's either a cheap plastic bag or they just throw the book loose into a box that's 5x as big as the fucking book.

And yeah, I've gotten editions of books that are completely different than what was advertised. One time it wasn't even the same fucking publisher. Createspace which is amazons house imprint is a fucking joke too, I got a copy of the gadfly that was literally a copy and paste from Gutenberg.

Fuck Amazon if you weren't sure where I was going with this.
Edwin Crinningfit - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:12:38 EST ID:iz+IDXSE No.70411 Ignore Report Quick Reply
some people like having nice things for the sake of having nice things. Why is it difficult to understand why this would be upsetting?
Wesley Parringhotch - Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:39:29 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What how fucking pretentious. I bet you wouldn't even buy a jar of chocolate spread if the label was covered in pictures of diarrhoea and wouldn't wear pink clothes that are studded with rhinestones in the shape of a limp penis. So fucking superficial.

Non Fiction Stuff by Caroline Fennerfire - Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:54:03 EST ID:0YXAfObP No.70398 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm on the lookout for some comfy books about real stuff.
Travel journals are often neat, really liked A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle.
Started on Pilgrimage to Mecca by Lady Evelyn Cobbold recently, but since the entries are dated I decided to read it at the same dates as they're written.
Oliver Nillerville - Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:15:16 EST ID:pyv38Bpq No.70399 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jack London's stories about the Yukon gold rush are fictional, but he actually went there and experienced it, so there is factual basis for much of his settings.
Ebenezer Brummlewick - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 04:02:53 EST ID:JfA8ZcEt No.70403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You might enjoy Che Guevara's Motorcycle Diaries, if you haven't read that already.

Eddie by Archie Sinderstat - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:28:27 EST ID:v6VPdgs1 No.70180 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rate my novel I'm working on lads. Here's the gist of it.

>a soldier called Eddie gets kicked out of the British army for deserting so he returns to his home in Liverpool. He struggles with PTSD, anger issues and alcoholism. Finding it hard to assimilate to civilian life, he gets a job working as a security guard for a shopping mall. He dreams of someone attacking him with a knife so he has an excuse to beat them senseless. Among all of this, he has an unexpected child with a woman he has fallen out of love with but he tries to stick with her for the sake of the child. Eventually the friction becomes overbearing so he moves out of the house and lives in his car. He begins to have delusions that his car is a ship and that he is a pirate sailing the high waves. He eats limes to prevent scurvy and he drinks copious amounts of rum.

This is what I have so far, any ideas where I could take it?
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Eliza Pundlegold - Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:41:36 EST ID:pyv38Bpq No.70332 Ignore Report Quick Reply

somehow on his drug-addled voyages he accidentally sees/witnesses/learns something that is in the interest of national security of the uk, they are willing to wipe his military record clean and pull some strings to wave away charges for stealing the ship if he cooperates with a secret black ops mission aboard his old timey vessel for reasons you make up
Samuel Picklechore - Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:21:09 EST ID:iz+IDXSE No.70338 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, read about Black Sam Bellamy and draw inspiration from one of the most based dudes to have ever lived.
Edwin Briggleson - Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:40:44 EST ID:45tZtNjg No.70388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turn this into modern day Don Quixote

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