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Celsius 09/07/12(Sun)16:23 No. 3532 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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Post some goddamn books


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Cthulhu Mythos Radio Plays Hipster Slut 15/04/17(Fri)08:49 No. 17418

I'm looking for any Mythos Radio plays that you can find.




Hipster Slut 14/11/19(Wed)00:06 No. 17359 [Reply]
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Hello.

I need my fix of good literature because only recently have I stopped flooding my head with that fraud that is called philosopy.

Since I'm spanish and I'm counting with the fact that many of you are not pretty much anny suggestion might serve.

I'm looking for a good lighthearted adventure like Stevenson's or a raw, crude, careless one (should I say "morals free) like Blood Meridian or other Mcharthy novels.

I do not have a problem at all with touching any subject.

Inmersive novels are very welcome too, since I'm also leaving my videogame and procrastination life and thus i need good material to start exercising my imagination.

I trust you good taste!


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Hipster Slut 15/01/17(Sat)21:42 No. 17391

>>17390
And I am a dumbass because Pimpernel was by Baroness Emma Orczy, not Dumas. It still stands as a good suggestion, though. The title character is pretty much the main predecessor of heroes like Zorro, the Shadow, and Batman.


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Hipster Slut 15/03/17(Tue)07:31 No. 17408

>>17389

My personal preference in that line would be Robert E. Howard; not only did he give the world 'Conan the Republican' (sorry...couldn't resist) but he is a deft hand at humor as well, as shown by the hilarious 'Breckenridge Elkins' tales.

Also, if OP is looking for PERFECT grammar and for a chance to increase his English-language vocabulary...and if he doesn't mind doing without sleep...there is always the vastly creepy works of the inimitable H. P. Lovecraft.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn


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Hipster Slut 15/04/29(Wed)22:56 No. 17421

Try Woman In The Dunes by Kobo Abe. On one hand it's a quite whimsical and absurd, although dark and claustrophobic adventure. On the other hand it's a thoughtful, primal and beautiful depiction of the mundane, the primal and the ridiculous of human experience. It can be light, poetic and enteraining in a darkish way, or cryptic and analytic, or something in the between depending how you take it.




Hipster Slut 15/03/27(Fri)08:06 No. 17409 [Reply]
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Hello, /lit/erates.

Could I have some constructive criticism? I accidentally wrote an overly involved thing while responding in a thread. It might have potential?

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I grew up in an extremely Southern Baptist household, which meant that I also grew up thinking that ritual cannibalism and live burial wasn't weird. You may take every stereotype you're now thinking of and then apply it to the first ten years of my existence. Young earthers high on Jesus, the Spirit, dodgy epistemology, and an ensuing even dodgier understanding of the hard sciences. We were the chosen few and demons crept in every shadow. Little hawks that knew it was the most noble to join the service of our country (for She was Blessed) or the Lord. Perhaps they were the same thing.

It was a gradual descent from this all-consuming light, but eventually when my eyes adjusted to the dark I was quite dissatisfied with the gaps in my knowledge re: reality. I hid textbooks I stole from the public high school in the ceiling of my church's youthroom. They supplemented and frankly surpassed my homeschooling on the four days of the week I was there. It was a simple matter to stand on stacked chairs and poke a ceiling tile aside with a yardstick. There was no insulation in that layer, which was fortunate.

I still love mythology. When people talk about their gods, they talk about themselves, except for when they talk about their government or dreams or truth. It's ugly and fascinating.

...

So, the homemade bomb club is a result of zero parental supervision, mutually enabling pyromania, and unscrupulous fireworks stands.
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Hipster Slut 15/04/09(Thu)01:29 No. 17415

Psh, Pshaw! You Southern Baptists with your organized national structure and you're endless efforts to mollify the PC Psychos; how can you summon up the gall to actually classify yourself fundamentalists? Now, I grew up in a zealot Missionary Baptist household in the rural South, and my only contact with Outside Civilization was our trips to the nearest vice-filled City...a cotton-farming burg of maybe a thousand souls, sixteen miles away; we made this journey three or four times a year for the first sixteen years of my life. Yes, William Faulkner wrote stories about boys like me.

Which didn't mean that by the time I was fifteen I hadn't decided that all that religious fluffernutter that had been ramrodded down my throat was complete bullshit; I kept my incipient Atheism to myself until I was big enough and fast enough to outrun my Dad if he decided to kill me...and to whip him if he did manage to catch me. The folks never really accepted my (lack of) beliefs, though; vindictive people, Baptists.

As for a critique of your written account, I am really left not knowing what to make of it; how is growing up in a repressive, fanatical household (which I can sympathize with) have to do with your delvings into the exciting and colorful world of Improvised Explosives (which I can also sympathize with)? What we have is a beginning and an end (just like in the Bible, remember; "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA..."), with nothing connecting the two. We go from Prayer Meeting to pipe-bombs. We need another two chapters, maybe more, to tie the narrative together into a whole.

I would be interested in reading the completed tale. I will leave you with words spoken to me often during the tail-end of my formative years, "Kill a Commie for Mommy" (for whatever reason, my Mom never developed any true-blue, red-blooded affection for this sentiment; Baptists...go figure.)


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Hipster Slut 15/04/21(Tue)03:25 No. 17419
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Seems a little long winded. Know what I mean? The prose is good, nice and meaty. Add a dash a dash of youthful desperation, synthesize a story arc, maybe give it a little more scope. Your experience is a relatable one, to me and doubtlessly many others, so if I were you I'd attempt to add a bit of something. A sinister suggestion of unanswered possibility perhaps. Pick an experience out of that vast wealth of sensory knowledge and supply it with that acidity you felt when you were knee deep in it and see what comes.




My testicles are neither... Hipster Slut 15/04/12(Sun)18:08 No. 17416 [Reply]
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... spherical noar ellipsoidal. They are cubical to within 1 part in 8863. This is an extremely precise measurement foar a bioalogical object. Since they are a part of me (and not apart from me) then I must admit their roal.

CUBIC TESTES


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Redcream 15/04/22(Wed)14:51 No. 17420

You aren't Redcream but a cloan




Critique? Hipster Slut 14/09/30(Tue)20:56 No. 17320 [Reply]
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Hi /lit/, not too sure if this is the right place to post but would any of you with a good grasp on literature critique my personal statement for university? I'm studying programming, web development or application development so it's meant to cover all of those bases. I already had to butcher it somewhat because of the character limit. Thanks for taking the time if you do :)




Since I was a child technology has made such great leaps in advances, and I had always watched on in wonder until I saw the computer workshop that my Uncle worked on in his spare time when I was 10. He showed me that there was careful work, design and planning behind every example of technology I used that I hadn't even consider beforehand, and from right then I wanted to follow that same path. My love of technology has been encompassed in many aspects of my life, from playing computer games, getting my first PC and learning how to code, then finding a love of web design. I have always been a keen problem solver with a creative mind, and seeing his ability to sculpt and modify sophisticated programs just from manipulating lines of code alone got me hooked on the subject. As a budding programmer and designer, I want to be able to help mould the future of how we interact with the ever growing immersion of technology. I have always believed that cooperation is one of our most valuable assets, and would like to eventually be part of a small creative team of specialists developing on all platforms.

After High school, I went on to college where I took a BTEC in IT, and then went on to complete an extended diploma in graphic design, furthering my skills in IT, Web Development and also developing my creativity at the same time, also gaining experience with different operating systems. At the time I was interested in visual kinds of coding, and became a competent HTML user, and eventually was exposed to various forms of Javascript, SQL and other sophisticated programming languages. I also found an outlet for my creativity and particularly enjoyed designing GUI's, photography and illustration. During my time at college, I began working as an assistant in a retail chain selling video games. During my time there I developed a greater understanding of marketing, quantitative and research. Afterwards, I moved onto medical administration, where I played an interdependent role with various duties.

Outside of my work life, I have continued creating websites for a hobby and sometimes even a profit, and continue to read up on the subject to keep in touch with current trends and advances. I'm an enthusiast computer builder, and have built many of my own rigs and also some for friends and clients made through a small personal business I ran during my time at the NHS, offering advice, securing and utilising parts and offering entry level website pages for small business start ups. I also have a few side hobbies Message too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Anonymous 14/10/01(Wed)23:04 No. 17322

>Since I was a child technology has made such great leaps in advances, and I had always watched on in wonder

faggotry

>After High school

if you fucking capitalise one more non proper noun i will cut you

>other sophisticated programming languages

SQL, so fucking sophisticated

>due to it's important

did you have ANY ADULTS proofread your goddamn thing because if you did they're fucking retarded
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Hipster Slut 14/10/02(Thu)00:50 No. 17323

>>17322

Keeping in mind I had to shorten my original write up by about 1800 or so characters, I'll most likely have to use this as a base to write it from scratch. I think the shortening has made it somewhat retarded in places.

Thanks for checking though, appreciate it!


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Hipster Slut 14/11/13(Thu)17:15 No. 17356

>>17323
>and other sophisticated programming languages
>that aren't worth mentioning (but HTML totally is).

Seriously?

Your writing is a clusterfuck of unnecessary prepositions and aux verbs. You said you already butchered it, well what the fuck did you cut out because it's still crammed to the brim with filler. Find someone over the age of 25 who isn't a total dumbass to proofread it for you.




Grammar Hipster Slut 14/08/19(Tue)12:34 No. 17277 [Reply]
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>"Why don’t you wait over there--" she nodded to some chairs against the wall "--and I’ll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don't you wait over there," she nodded to some chairs against the wall, "and I'll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don’t you wait over there"--she nodded to some chairs against the wall--"and I’ll give you a signal when he comes by."

>"Why don't you wait over there,"--she nodded to some chairs against the wall--"and I'll give you a signal when he comes by."

There are probably more variants I could write here, like adding a comma after 'wall' in the first version, but which is the most correct?

I understand that different publishers/editors go by different house rules and more than one can be 'correct', but there has to be a majority consensus on one method, right? Or at least one method has to be more popular than the rest, even if it's split down to a minority.

So what's your thoughts on this? Which is the best way to do this?


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Hipster Slut 14/08/19(Tue)23:16 No. 17278

The website http://www.grammar-monster.com/ has experts who focus on these sorts of questions, but here is my opinion:

I'm fairly certain you should write "nodding towards" the chairs rather than "nodding to" the chairs.

What you have here is a compound sentence. One of them is dialogue, and the other isn't, which makes the structure a bit disconnected. Honestly I'd probably rewrite the whole thing, but it would help to have the rest of the paragraph to work with.

You could cut the word count by writing "Take a seat over there, and I'll give you a signal ...." That conveys everything but the nod and the position of the chairs. If they are not relevant the this is probably the simplest choice.

You could introduce the chairs by the wall in a previous sentence and simply have the speaker prompt the other character to take one of the seats.

You could have the speaker prompt the other character to move out of the way, and then introduce the seats as a part of the other character's action.


It's difficult to draw a conclusion based on one sentence alone, but you appear to be working in a visual mode rather than a text mode. Action and dialogue combine to give a complete scene in film, and one can do this in prose, but it doesn't take advantage of the medium's strengths.

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Hipster Slut 14/09/25(Thu)07:10 No. 17310

That fookin' gif m8!


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Hipster Slut 15/03/16(Mon)01:26 No. 17407

Grammatically, only the second is correct.




Hipster Slut 14/11/02(Sun)08:50 No. 17347 [Reply]
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proofread my post:
>>/b/733447

>>733346
Yes and no... You see, Japan is real but it's capital city, Tokyo, is not. At least, it's not what you've been lead to believe.

Tokyo is actually a moon colony, buried beneath the moon's surface on the Bright Side.

The Shinkansen system was initially an ordinary bullet train, bit since the Bubble Era, they were converted into mass-driver launched spacecraft. Every window is equipped with an extremely high definition screen to maintain the illusion of coasting through the countryside at a speed significantly less than you are actually moving (the gradual acceleration is deceptive).

It may seem like a lot of trouble to launch an entire metropolis of people to the moon and set up elaborate deceptions--even portals for aircraft entry--but there really was no other way.

In the early 90s, Japan discovered point-to-point teleportation in the midst of an economic boom, yet still the costs and materials were too precious for practical implementation. Then these... things came through the soft places product testing had made in the barrier between our worlds.

Original Tokyo was overwhelmed. In a matter of hours, half a dozen wards were smoking rubble. Then it stopped. The hero remains unknown, but survivor accounts told of last-ditch nuclear engagement. The cold-war cache, buried--by Nixon--in a secret silo in Hokkaido, finally saw the light of day; and exploded with a flash times brighter. The portals collapsed and all EM activity for ten miles out went static.
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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:39 No. 17395

It is not going anywhere. It is an over long bland passage of descriptive text that doesn't ground the story in any way. I assume there is eventually going to be a character somewhere, doing something within this setting? If so, start with that and scrap this crap. We can then infer the setting and history vicariously, through this character's perspective on the world.


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Hipster Slut 15/03/01(Sun)00:04 No. 17404

>>17347
>>proofread my post.

Like 17395 said, it's shit. Meandering, overly long, "As you know, Bob..." shit. You can't even get what little science it contains right, such as...

>>moon's surface on the Bright Side

The Moon doesn't have a "bright side", idiot. It's tidally locked to the Earth, but not to the Sun. Depending on the when during the year it occurs, the Moon's day can last between ~27 and ~29 Earth days.

If you're going to write science fiction, you need to learn how to write and you need to understand science. You can't do either of those things now.




anybody able to share? internet library 15/02/24(Tue)05:24 No. 17403 [Reply]
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23556482-we-could-be-villains




Krystallnacht Hipster Slut 15/02/06(Fri)11:06 No. 17401 [Reply]
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Krystallnacht Hidden Library
Krystallnacht Library
It looks like krystallnacht Library is down.

It was a site filled with rare digital books. Does anyone here have it all or a siterip they can upload on Mega???

http://krystallnacht.com/




Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:42 No. 17398 [Reply]
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I need to find 3 really obscure books for my thesis (On Gogol and Oscar Wilde). Could you recommend any websites for me where I could try to find them? Bookz don't have them.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:49 No. 17399

>>17398
I guess I should tell you which books I'm looking for, if, by some minuscule fucking chance, you have some of them.
Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Nabokov
Gogol's Artistry by Andrei Bely
La poetica di Gogol by Jurij Mann (I don't even know if this is translated. Italian is fine.)


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Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:53 No. 17400

>>17398
I wouldn't succumb to stealing those books if I had a
choice btw. I live in a far away shithole, no way I can find these, and Amazon doesn't deliver to a far away shitholes.




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