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Books about Elephants by Rebecca Drollychire - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:17:49 EST ID:Flyk8sfl No.70234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What kinds of books are out there on elephants? Elephant history, stories of people who worked with elephants, naturalists who stalked elephants in the wild, people who hunted elephants. I think “elephants” is an interesting subject that has a lot of depth.

>Post yer books about the lelephants
Shit Grandway - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:32:22 EST ID:pzzBCzyM No.70235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I can only think of Babar. I used to read this stuff as a kid
Molly Tootson - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:56:37 EST ID:UCXwSs9K No.70236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I like this book about working elephants in 20th century Burma

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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Nell Sillychudge - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:15:04 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70222 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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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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Reuben Blatherwater - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:09:56 EST ID:trBB+HZv No.70218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just finished The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Focused on the main character, Geralt, a monster-hunter for hire in a world where the monsters are still around, but lessening due to his profession. He's "cool" so you love hearing him speak cleverly, or seeing him be superhero with a sword. You want to know more about his world, after getting tiny taste-tests of lore. I've heard the series described as "Europe's Lord of the Rings" or something. This book is a collection of short stories, the first in a series of 8 books. Reminds me of Vampire Hunter D, even with the dash of sexuality thrown in - not normally by bag, but it's minimal enough and entertaining.
Immediately started on the second book, Sword of Destiny.
James Pashwodge - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:48:05 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I've heard the series described as "Europe's Lord of the Rings" or something
Reuben Blatherwater - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:52:56 EST ID:trBB+HZv No.70221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Non-english speaking europe obv
Walter Gallydock - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:55:48 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"Poland's LotR" maybe?
Ernest Sossleforth - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:08:51 EST ID:JbMBxovX No.70229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finished book one of the Powdermage Trilogy. The descriptive writing is okay, it's entertaining and fast paced, but there's something off about how smoothly everything goes in this story. Dramatic tension is always followed by a spontaneous plan which will go off without a hitch, the bad guys responding exactly as the main characters believe they will. All characters have someone around them who always knows something crucial at the right moment and speaks up or guides them to a solution within paragraphs of a problem rearing its head.

The story starts to feel like: Problem! ---> "Hmm, if we do this, the bad guys will do this, and we can do this!" ---> Pretty much unfolds as expected ---> Next problem! There's a formula you can start to sense. Everything starts to feel predictable, no one is in too great a danger, and little deus ex machinas sprout up every single time a character is in too much danger. A lot of idiocy moves the plot forward or keeps main characters alive against forces already established as being smarter, deadlier, and more experienced than they are.

Entertaining, but damn it left a lot to be desired. If I sound like a dislike the book, I'm more disappointed in the author for taking the easy ways out. He wants to write all the badass parts and leave the rest of the story to exposition conversations and time-jumps (i.e.: someone's on a mountain, next paragraph they're back in the city). Moving the plot forward and skipping over the "ordinary" parts that make a story complex.

RED PILL READING LIST by Doris Debberhall - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:38:50 EST ID:fb7Anl99 No.70019 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm making a redpill reading list, as a joke. It's basically laughably ridiculous pieces that would dupe the pseudo-intellectuals infesting the chans. A mix of fedora, right wing rants, totalitarianism, religious and new age charlatans, and so on. I'm asking for contributions and suggestions.

Here it is so far:
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, PhD - 12 Rules for Life
Stefan Molyneux, M.A. - Universally Preferable Behavior
Milo Yiannopoulos - Dangerous
Charles Murray - The Bell Curve
Mike Cernovich - Maga Mindset
Jonah Goldberg - Liberal Fascism
Ann Coulter - In Trump We Trust
Scott Lamb - The Faith of Donald Trump
President Donald J. Trump, B.S. - The Art of the Deal
Patrick J. Buchanan - The Death of the West
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Fuck Brookgold - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:53:37 EST ID:AyT0r+yl No.70224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Indoctrinate yourself with racism and idiocy: the thread.
Martin Wollerfan - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:03:50 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Typical brainwashed liberal attitude. You wouldn't think that if you read all of these books and watched months of Stephan Molyneux and JBP videos on youtube.
Emma Peffinggold - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:27:27 EST ID:pzzBCzyM No.70226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You wouldn't think that if you read anything but this garbage. I mean, have you ever read a real book? Also, not the previous guy, but I'm against liberalism.
Clara Pockville - Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:48:54 EST ID:aEWcY1/v No.70227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
tbh i'd bet three bucks that the guy you are replying to was being sarcastic (not trolling, there's a difference)
Emma Chollybury - Sun, 15 Jul 2018 07:48:00 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why would I brainwash myself by reading a single book that isn't from that list?

Can I put atropine eye drop s in my eyes eagerly by Walter Giffingfuck - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 20:36:06 EST ID:hKKAmGXs No.70202 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hugh Siddlestit - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:47:28 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i predict intense burning and redness. do it for our amusement and report back what happens

bible by Alice Findlehall - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:55 EST ID:HDHCXJ5a No.69850 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there a readable version of the bible th
at also is somewhat correct in it's translation?
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Shit Buzzleway - Thu, 24 May 2018 14:07:57 EST ID:fFts590z No.70109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
holy fuck man I remember when I was a junior in HS (08-09) I used that Jesvs vs Jeezus pic for a presentation on 'satire'
Phoebe Tootdale - Fri, 25 May 2018 23:20:14 EST ID:6J9NB/jd No.70112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've got a NIV study bible. I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone interested in reading the bible.
George Pockspear - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:42:23 EST ID:V40lkqfw No.70167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://skepticsannotatedbible.com all you need to read are the annotations to get the gist
Buck Strickland - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:12:27 EST ID:OULk0ORn No.70196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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just know what you're looking for when you open a Bible. I like the King James Bible, it's all fuckin fire and brimstone and shit. Idk what you mean by correct in it's translation. For the first few centuries of Christianity everybody was convinced Jesus would come back any day now so nobody bothered to write things down. Anything you find is gonna be translated from Aramaic to Greek at the very least, Western Bibles then go from Greek to Latin to whatever language you get the final translation to. You want the old testament stuff, you should look into translations of the Torah. KJB does fine for me.
Thomas Puffingstitch - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:02:53 EST ID:JbMBxovX No.70203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it is like the game "telephone", where the first person's message is garbled by the time it goes down the line to the last person. and then u throw in people in the game who intentionally garble the message for whatever reason

would u stake ur soul on that message, hell no lol

Help? by Ian Huddlesut - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:29:28 EST ID:JRP9dMan No.70177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just started to read The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It takes place during 1868 in Petersburg. I don't know anything about that area or point in history and or where to start with the research required for me to fully appreciate it. I need guidance on how to choose what is most relevant to find out.
Shitting Habblefuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:50:20 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Awww, babbies first Dostoyevsky.

I'm just kidding, I've never read him but I feel like that's something somebody would say. Actually that's something that somebody said in Stalker.
Fuck Hushfuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:54:10 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
idk nigga how about russian history from 1800 to the present thats where i would start
Nicholas Chesslestet - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:22:10 EST ID:JbMBxovX No.70190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
go wit the flo, read it like whatever
we full appreciate when we just reading
'whatever ok this is happening'
Wesley Sommlelock - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:07:14 EST ID:pzzBCzyM No.70192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
St Petersburg has always been sort of the cultural center of Russia (as opposed to Moscow, that's rather more an economical/political center), slavery was ending right around that period, utopian socialism (Fourier) was on vogue in Russia, Dostoievski had gotten out of jail in Siberia shortly before righting this novel, french cultural influence over the educated people was also a big thing, while the working/lower class and specially those who lived far from the city were still submerged in middleage-ish oscurantism and deep orthodox christian beliefs (note how many of higher class characters in dostoievski's novels speak french. Even Dostoievski himself started working as a translator, and translated Balzac to russian). Dostoievski speaks about the unfathomable abyss that rises between these two classes.

The Possesed is a really great book by Dostoievski that tells the political climate of Russia in that period. You could read St Petersburg's stories by Gogol, a short book that was very influential for Dostoievski. Lermontov is also a key author. Obvioulsy Pushkin as well, allthough he's a little bit more boring imo. Lev Shestov is a good philosopher if you want to get into Dostoievski's philosophy. The first half of Notes from the underground also has a pretty explicit take on dostoievski's own philosophy. Bajtin also has a really good book on Dostoievski.

poems that aren't boring/don't suck by Henry Gonnerbutch - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:44:12 EST ID:u8vwe0Ag No.70171 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't normally read/enjoy poems but I just read this from an author I like a lot and was blown away
If more poems were like this, I'd actually read poetry. Anyone have any trippy/similar poems to recommend?
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Lydia Deshsen - Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:37:12 EST ID:u8vwe0Ag No.70173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My middle/high school education covered enough poetry where, even if I could respect what they were trying to accomplish, I never was left feeling like I had enjoyed my poetry reading experience. Also, tons of novels include poems at some point in their composition. You don't need to seek poetry out to consume it at random junctions. This just happened to be the first time I wasn't bored to tears by one.
Nell Drongersteg - Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:14:53 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So you do read poetry.
Charles Gepperman - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:21:21 EST ID:GcjgyhgC No.70175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Doesnt really strike me as anything special
Simon Gettingworth - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:33:54 EST ID:y06YYraG No.70178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
check out The Cinnamon Peeler by Ondaatje. He's a great poet imo
Augustus Pickspear - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:08:16 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I enjoyed this poem that the character Bee wrote in Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

Break every link with air and mist,
Seal every open vent;
Make throat as tight as miser's fist,
Keep life within you pent.
Breathe out, breathe in, no more, no more,
For breathing's for the meek;
And when in deathly space we soar,
Be careful not to speak.
If you with grief or joy are rapt,
Just signal with a tear;
To soul and heart within you trapped
Add speech and atmosphere.
Every man's an island as in lifeless space we roam.
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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?
Oliver Smallfield - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:03:03 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Eddie sounds like quite the trooper.

Since this is a literature page, let me share this flash fiction by Phyllis Brookbury - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:01:23 EST ID:TZeRPgDb No.70176 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Modern religous interpretations by Ebenezer Divingnog - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:17:33 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70132 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for stuff on modern interpretations of religions and how they intermingle and carry over into each other. How mythology morphs in such cases as pagan Saturnalia translating over to Christmas. Maybe even breaking stuff like investigative religious journalism. I've always been interested in the subject but have done no reading on it. Specifically interested in Christianity but anything interesting on any religion in any time period is cool.
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Beatrice Murdcocke - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:27:37 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Twg is a bit more of a narrow focus than tgb but graves is a much better historian. Frazer was og but that means they hadn't really sorted out how to do research properly at the time and had to learn.
Augustus Blocklesturk - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:15:09 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
joseph campbell
Archie Hummerwell - Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:17:21 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is just a watered down version of frazer
Fuck Nebbleway - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:14:25 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's not really true I was drunk sorry
Caroline Pendershit - Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:09:31 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70168 Ignore Report Quick Reply

its ok

Words as a Weapon by Jack Billingham - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:34:30 EST ID:7Df882Aq No.70126 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm working on a novel that I hope will induce the reader's worldview to permanently darken. While still being an engaging, realistic and enjoyable read, of course. I don't much trust this whole 'grimdark' label and if I wanted shock I'd read fan fiction.

But I'm having a hard time figuring out how this process of fucking up people's psyches will work. I'm quite desensitized; things don't really get to me anymore and haven't for some time. Bradbury could really get me down, and the bits I've read of Camus gave me a taste of the void. I need that man in my life for sure.

So I'm trying to draw from more negative, caustic literature. I plan on purchasing a copy of Carl Panzram's autobiography, and I have already found inspiration in the lyrics of bands like Dystopia and Spitboy, they really explore this sense of outraged disgust that I think can really wear you out morally.

I'm looking for things that aren't just for shock value, or just violence porn. I need an emotional punch, something that'll make the reader feel hatred, that will bother them and encourage them to set aside their personal values. What is this factor x that can induce compassion fatigue in even the casual reader? How do I use fiction to make people more selfish and cruel in their habits and thinking?

Please share any relevant experience you have towards this line of thinking and perhaps recommend any literature you think fits this bill.
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John Hupperwell - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:15:11 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tldr recommend me edgy gay shit
Charles Nebbledare - Sun, 10 Jun 2018 07:56:15 EST ID:o35SPqei No.70149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel like trying to write a novel from the top down like that isn't going to work so well.

Why not give one of your characters this very task, and write the story of them writing the story that gets people down?
Basil Bleddlewater - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:34:56 EST ID:NhTobTLJ No.70160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Make sure that everyone does in the end
Basil Bleddlewater - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:35:39 EST ID:NhTobTLJ No.70161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eugene Barddale - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:20:51 EST ID:kEUQrb47 No.70163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Check out Lautreamont, Mary Maclane, maybe Dostoevsky . As Charles said though, don't write from the top down. Let the reader experience absorbing and reflecting over your words. Forced dark tones will become cheesy and feel like something for angsty teen girls.

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