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- Sat, 08 Aug 2020 05:29:28 EST niaZVrj1 No.71506
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You guys have Goodreads? What are some 420chan essentials?

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/118171046-callen
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Reuben Femmlewat - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:37:10 EST ylxQEmun No.71522 Reply
>>71521
I bet you're going to use "fully detailed" as a "no true Scotsman" bullshit argument but yes if you actually read Authority, it explores the Southern Reach agency and that involves places outside of Area X where there's basically nothing indicating it's any different to our reality, or at least our reality at time of publishing.
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Esther Snodforth - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:35:10 EST /Yy2evWs No.71523 Reply
>>71522
>places outside of Area X where there's basically nothing indicating it's any different to our reality
true, you make a good point. im just speculating and recommending a good read, thats all friend. Cheers.
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David Lightdock - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:52:06 EST ylxQEmun No.71524 Reply
>>71523
I'm impressed with your ability to force your own imagination into the slots around the narrative, you could have a lot of fun writing with that.

Any philosophy bros?

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- Thu, 07 May 2020 08:10:03 EST 70J/aQdF No.71397
File: 1588853403863.jpg -(48845B / 47.70KB, 388x600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Any philosophy bros?
how well do you guys understand absuridism and 'the stranger/outsider' by albert camus.

Won't lie, I felt pretty empty and devoid after reading it.
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Eugene Nickleshit - Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:25:34 EST Pd/F8LZw No.71489 Reply
It's been a while since I read the stranger but
I'll give this a shot. Absurdism isn't really clear if you read just 'The Stranger'. You should read 'The Myth of Sisyphus' and the rest of the novels as well. For absurdism the key concept is the Absurd. The Absurd is people wanting meaning in their lives but there not being any. Like in the greek myth when Sisyphus is eternally condemned to rolling a boulder up a mountain only to watch it roll back down once he reaches the top, our lives are equally charactarized by meaningless struggles. Our lives are Sisyhean, Absurd. Now Camus asks us to imagine Sisuphus. He must be miserable with such a horrible and pointless task, right? Well Camus doesn't think so, for Camus Sisyphus is happy. He must be thought of as happy. Well then Sisyphus must be out of his mind, completely deluded and not realizing his situation, right? No again. Camus thinks the happiness is completely lucid. In those moments when the boulder is rolling down the mountain, he takes it all in. The mountain air, the view and so on all the while knowing that he's stuck there, forever repeating his pointless task. Knowing that at the base of the mountain, the boulder awaits him. That's absurdism. You're lucid about the Absurd, never slipping into comforting lies or distractions but you still enjoy life when you're not struggling. You rebel against the Absurd even though you know you cannot overcome it. One who can do this is an Absurd Hero.

Mersault in 'The Stranger' is indifferent towards everything. He's not really living, just barely existing. Language like 'the trigger gave' is used instead of 'he pulled the trigger' for his actions. He's not an absurd hero except iirc at the end when his execution is near and he's happy. He's not bitter about the wasted life or angry about the fact that he will die soon. He's living now, he's awake and the boulder is rolling down the hill.

It's been a while since I read 'The Stranger' though, I can't clearly remember the ending. Anyway, I like Camus' metaphor for life. We do pointlessly struggle. I just can't accept his command to "imagine Sisuphus happy". There's no way someone who's lucid at all times of the human condition can be happy. This is a dark road that I can't recommend for anyone but if you're interested, read 'The Last Messiah' by Zapffe and go from there.>>71397
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Fuck Hobberville - Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:25:07 EST T/V0S+Bs No.71518 Reply
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>>71489
Might I recommend Sextus Empiricus? It's like 5 or 6 volumes in the Loeb edition, but his "Outlines of Scepticism" is available from Cambridge. It trains you to withold judgement in all things, including value and such.
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3 and counting+ Stories.

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!8NBuQ4l6uQ - Thu, 23 Jul 2020 23:10:35 EST DEDfQiVo No.71475
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https://isakfreyr94.journoportfolio.com/
These three shortstories were half baked on a faulty microwave,
if ya can feel me, but do give them the same empathy as you would with a cripple.
There is one about an everexpanding ghost army, one about frog goblin princes, and finally an espionage thriller. I'm gonna keep em coming so just you hold on tight.
PS. they are beautifully illustrated by yours truly, if I may say so.
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moxazza !8NBuQ4l6uQ - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:24:39 EST qq2tvXii No.71513 Reply
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Well, now I have added a knightsly knight’s tale,
as well as a story about a skag junkie going on his last metres.

Now, I have been intending to just start paying (the $90/a year)
For the Journoportfolio page, enabling me to post unlimited posts,
And it also comes with a .com domain. Is Livejournal or any else
pages to post short stories upon??
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Polly Duckridge - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:14:53 EST ylxQEmun No.71514 Reply
>>71513
There are countless places where you can do it for free or for very very cheaply if you want to customise your page. $90p/a is a rip-off.
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moxazza !8NBuQ4l6uQ - Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:38:24 EST qq2tvXii No.71515 Reply
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>>71514
Surely you have convinced me.
Could you, would you name just a couple of them?
Preferably with, and without domain deals.
You’ll be doing me a great favour.

Dan Brown is an excellent writer

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- Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:39:34 EST Js/K2Xbf No.71490
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I'm not trolling.

I've just read Angels and Demons, and it was a fun read, with perfect ( admittedly Scooby Doo) plot and pace, and precise sentences with not one superfluous word or punctuation mark.

Two dimensional characters, I'd also admit, but the book flowed like water, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I now understand why the "plebs" buy into him.

You could literally read this book in a nightclub.

Again, not trolling.
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Oliver Worthingdale - Sun, 02 Aug 2020 03:55:11 EST ylxQEmun No.71492 Reply
Dan Brown is a good writer like DC and Marvel make good movies.

Help me obi wan kenobi

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- Sat, 13 Jun 2020 23:29:54 EST lEXRSePf No.71440
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Im looking for a book I read a long time ago that I cannot seem to find the name of. Its fiction and the book I read in 2005 looked kinda aged already so it wasnt new. The only bits about it I can remember are this chinese concept of dragon roads being explained. these places where energy stays and events repeat over and over again. There was also this glass ball that rolled on its own on a table, kinda like how a ouija board works. There was also a mountain. Im not sure but I think the book was about a couple of kids and no there were not any aliens in it. This has been bugging me for ages because it was a fascinating read, id really appreciate some help. As a reward, I offer my favorite oil paintings
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adminofstep1a - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:26:06 EST Y8eGjcud No.71481 Reply
>>71440


LOREM OMFG IS THAT YOU ?! NO WAY! and ipsum!!!!

why is lorem getting undressed>?

and why is ipsum laughing at him?>


To the op: these places where energy stays and events repeat over and over again.


I call it data. glass ball?
I have magenets. you have to fnd them in my room.
made from a toy company with headquarters all over the world.

I know you're not into aliens,. oh i mean, the book . kids book = no aliens.


its data op.


i can't believe i ran into this post.

inquire @ ohboyblessed.com or send me your contact info at stepa1.com

im interested about this book now and I was going to post something about something important to me, but youve caught my attention.
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adminofstep1a - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:28:05 EST Y8eGjcud No.71482 Reply
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>>71481
offer of your favorite oil paintings?
i havent zoomed in,
but i swear thats them,

ill offer you one. a painting / portrait / photo ty for the interest. >>71481
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adminofstep1a - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:32:33 EST Y8eGjcud No.71483 Reply
>>71482

^^&& no in that/this photo?
that's neither lorem or ipsum showing off that lorem OR ipsum scored/got a girl.

i know it better than that, because to err is human, and emotional judgement is human.
>>71482

Eddie

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- Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:28:27 EST v6VPdgs1 No.70180
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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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press - Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:07:43 EST mYr32P6o No.70492 Reply
>>70489
no theyre held by the jaw mussels, and you need lemons as mussel bait.
nb for the truth the corporate media financed by the dentistry millitary complex doesnt want you to know

but ill give you the shelf life, 6/10
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Nathaniel Goodfoot - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:30:34 EST 5/sbR6Sl No.71478 Reply
>>70180
Sounds really depressing, not that I am saying there is anything wrong with that. But when I read your summary I see Bad news, bad news followed by more bad news. I would suggest squeezing in some good news inbetween all that bad stuff or close it up with act 3 (or 4-5) with good news, good news, good news. Balance out the story, ya know?

Abdullah Ocalan

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- Fri, 27 Dec 2019 18:01:47 EST 6Apjy46B No.71237
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Anyone here reading Abdullah Ocalan? It's interesting to be able to read the theory behind the revolution taking place amidst the Syrian Civil War. It's all written in the prison of Imrali Island as well; he's like the Antonio Gramsci of our age.
http://ocalan-books.com/#/english
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Eugene Forrysene - Tue, 25 Feb 2020 01:45:11 EST m+N3eJvF No.71340 Reply
>>71280
You just reminded me of all the douchey edgelords on lainchan who started a whole thread dedicated to archiving the writings of ted kazcinsky
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Nathaniel Dickledatch - Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:43:30 EST rP+ATt55 No.71352 Reply
>>71237
As I know Öcalan was the most wanted man in Turkey for almost two decades until his kidnapping and arrest in Nairobi in 1999. He has been in Prison ever since. After I figured that out I read his book - Prison writings. I really liked it and used that as my essay topic https://writingcheap.com/ and did it well.
I'm not trying to convince anybody to read his books but Abdullah Ocalan is quite an interesting author in my opinion and he released enough good books to read. IMAO

How do you treat depression?

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- Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:14:57 EST gV++tNE3 No.70853
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Martha Blythelock - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:32:14 EST ZZG0YCo1 No.70880 Reply
By not going to the wrong places expecting the results you want.
E.g. post depression threads over at Personal Issues, not the literature board.
Also >>70862
Diet & exercise is the "have you tried turning it on and off again" of depression stuff cause if you´re not treating your body right it´s not weird that you´re depressed. Also even if you´re still depressed it´ll still be easier to fix things if you´ve started on that end already.
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god - Sun, 05 Jul 2020 16:51:48 EST doafeZse No.71458 Reply
>>70853
you gona say they perscrib somthing that has been a problem seinice this last centry.
wkaing up and getting small money is non good man. so much of life is spent waiting. its much better you care about your block. i jus been everywhere.

Does anyone know a book so randomly weird but good at the same time?

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- Thu, 04 Jun 2020 03:54:12 EST K+0WKJ7u No.71436
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Could be Japanese or anything but has a good English translation

Introducing tope ~ It will change your life if you let it

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- Sun, 24 May 2020 21:18:05 EST hirblk7C No.71430
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https://necronomicon.blog.is/blog/necronomicon/

This website will allow you to get to the very cheese at the finish line;
the ultimate undoubtedly best part of the Necronomicon
used for the absolute finest best of using the dark power.
We’re talking Tech Dope, and the whole lot of it. I have like 16 recipes already.
Try and find a way at reading it throughout, and I promise you this finding
in that which ways the book can finally be utilized will be your world an blessing.
Lay back, as you do any meeting you’ve held with the Simon’s edition Necronomicon,
interconnect for a spell with the other person or group of persons, and then, very timely thou shall be asked if thou would like some Tope. Say yes to this!
Tope is an acronym and name for the little hereto known about Tech Dope Utopia.
If everything swings well you’ll end up with a recipe. For doping thineself upon command; your own. This Tope can also be shared throughout any social gathering.
Have a try at this, and I promise you will be thanking me, Inblue Shade for having gathered this info. Necro well!
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Eugene Wocklened - Mon, 25 May 2020 00:27:13 EST ylxQEmun No.71431 Reply
yes taking shortcuts in black magic is always a great idea

Books with the literary style of Rand, not really caring about the philosophy

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- Thu, 14 May 2020 05:14:46 EST J1g7UjhB No.71417
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I read Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead and really, really enjoyed them as literature, I liked the midcentury melodrama of it all.

I couldn't care less for the bickering about her ideals, I don't want to discuss philosophy at all in this thread, I really want you to recommend to me authors and individual books which have the same feel & flavor of her writing, the serial drama, the big city in it's heyday type of thing, ballrooms and the social life of the high society. Truman Capote had a similar feeling to some of his New York social pieces.

GEAR BOLT RAGE

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- Thu, 07 May 2020 23:29:27 EST MWZzTWKr No.71400
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Somewhere six beads of water crystallize into a tiny frozen hexagon to form a single flake of snow that navigates the air waves towards the earth below.
Somewhere a deer looks up from its dinner and towards you, startled by you, only to run away into the darkness.
Somewhere smoke rises up from the trees into the winter night.
Somewhere in these north woods a thick dump drops into a black hole.
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Cornelius Singerhare - Thu, 07 May 2020 23:30:19 EST MWZzTWKr No.71402 Reply
>>71401
Part II: Pseudeboda Gambiae.

“Do you believe there is life after death?”

There must be something.

“Yes, there must be.”

I hope you will be there in heaven with me.

“What would I do without you?”

You would be lonely.

“Do you believe in soul mates?”

Yes.

“Can you identify the presence of your soul?”

Of course.

“Did I tell you today that you’re the best?

Well. You are.”

Thanks Chryssy.

“You’re welcome. I want you to know that I am always here for you, Lina.”
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Cornelius Singerhare - Thu, 07 May 2020 23:31:17 EST MWZzTWKr No.71403 Reply
>>71402
Part III: Man Detrimental.

The black winter from outside pours into the room.
Edgar holds a poisonous body in his arms.
His disgusting purple corpse glows neon green.
Furious nature blasts into the room.
I rush over to close the door.
“MY FRIEND IS DYING PLEASE HURRY!” Edgar screams.
The black smell fills my nose.
I cover my nose from the terrible scent.
“What happened to him?” I ask in a panic.
Kylon is silent, purple, and glowing.
Black smoke rises from his pores.
I am thinking fast. What are these symptoms?
Chryssy is one step ahead of me.
“We can preserve his personality within my drivespace if we plug in the BINKY backwards.”
I agree.
But we won’t be able to save this tormented body.
Tears stream from Edgar’s windburned face.
“We must save Kylon!”
“Bring him over here.”
I motion to the workbench and help him carry the body.
I swipe away tools and containers onto the floor.
The black cat is shocked and bolts away to the other side of the room.
We lay the soldier’s body flat.
His purple veins tremble.
Green fluid oozes from his melting face.
I connect a black hose to his neck.
Edgar notices all the strange equipment in the room and asks, “Where are we, miss?”
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Cornelius Singerhare - Thu, 07 May 2020 23:32:59 EST MWZzTWKr No.71404 Reply
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>>71403

And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from Evil.

The black angel rises from the table.
The dark eyeholes behind its porcelain mask light up red.
The black angel picks up the sword from Kylon’s body on the floor and raises it above its head, far above Edgar.
Kylon’s voice comes from behind the mask of the black angel.
“Amen.”

The blade pierces Edgar’s chest.
He moans in agony.
Blood sprays onto the floor behind him.
Kylon removes the blade.
“No mercy.” Kylon speaks.
He lifts up my limp body with one powerful hand of the black angel.
He holds me by the neck.
“No quarter.” Kylon says.
He squeezes tight and crushes my neck.
I can no longer breathe.
He throws my body across the room.
I smash into workshop equipment.
The boiling soup spills across the floor.
As he moves away from the table, the pipes and hoses pull tight and disconnect forcefully, spraying black liquid wildly.
Kylon admires his new mechanical hand.
The cat brushes against the leg of his new black angel body.
Kylon bends down and grasps the head of the cat and pushes, gnashing its skull into the wooden floor.
Putting it out like a cigar.
He flings its lifeless body into the fireplace.
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Reading and your imagination

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- Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:08:15 EST ZoMujfJi No.71287
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I was reading and it occurred to me that I do not put a face to any of the characters nor do I bother trying to empathize with them.

Do you put faces to your characters? Do you empathize with them? What are your reading habits?
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Martha Hecklehit - Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:07:18 EST YKVvVDXo No.71292 Reply
>>71287

I guess I do in the most basic sense, like rough facial expressions when they're described, or flashes of memories of events similar to what's going on in the story. I definitely empathize with characters though, depending on how engaging the story is. I find it hard to empathize with characters in poorly in written stories, or characters with beliefs that I strongly disagree with.
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Jenny Cockleville - Sun, 01 Mar 2020 07:13:23 EST uu6/AdqX No.71343 Reply
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>>71287
You might have the condition called "Aphantasia". Look it up
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Jenny Brunnerfuck - Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:32:16 EST XOOJ0wyk No.71393 Reply
>>71287
I put faces to my characters when I write, but not when I read. Writing feels more personal.

On Tolkien

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- Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:06:41 EST 7afg1Q3I No.71262
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>J. R. R. Tolkien was a fat and an enthusiastic pothead. His stories were created around the simple Freytag's pyramid (Tolkien barely knew the basics of exposition) and dialogue was composed of few clever jokes or songs that were thought up during his "blaze".

>LoTR would not enjoy any mainstream popularity had not there been a constant herd of competent writers around Tolkien, to repair the books into a publishable condition. J. R. R. was constantly shitfaced but his only way to deal with the matter was to twist the jokes about the addiction because he simply couldn't admit the problems with his lifestyle. After all, the only merit of this "greatest author on earth" is how many Elvish songs he could write about being high.
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Fuck Murddock - Tue, 21 Apr 2020 05:44:58 EST Xbx4e7Sj No.71374 Reply
>>71264
George MacDonald.
Scotts tend to be very good with jaunty folklore.
That's all I know.
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Barnaby Cherryforth - Tue, 21 Apr 2020 08:22:58 EST ylxQEmun No.71375 Reply
>>71374
The good Reverend MacDonald wasn't part of the "herd" around Tolkien, Tolkien came in on his coat-tails.
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George Fidgefoot - Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:26:40 EST UNTZC4jB No.71392 Reply
>>71262
Are you really coming to 420chan to talk shit about enthusiastic potheads? Just checking.

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