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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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Hipster Slut 15/03/05(Thu)20:33 No. 17405

Does anyone have the capability to dig up Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee by Megan Boyle? I would very much like to read it.

I don't have any files on this computer but I will contribute when I get back to my hardrive.

Hipster Slut 14/11/02(Sun)08:50 No. 17347 [Reply]

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proofread my post:

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.

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

>>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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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???


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.

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

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.)

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

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.

Hipster Slut 14/05/09(Fri)00:09 No. 17162 [Reply]

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Anyone know any books that have underage gay relations?

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Hipster Slut 14/10/31(Fri)10:34 No. 17341

Let the right one in

I'm going to let you read into it.

Hipster Slut 14/11/30(Sun)02:20 No. 17363

if you can read French, read Les Funérailles de la Sardine

Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:29 No. 17394

Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill, (about lesbians).

Beta 14/12/02(Tue)06:41 No. 17364 [Reply]

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26/M. Can someone recommend a book on how one would become an alpha fucking male? I'm too generous and nice. I want to learn how to not give a fuck. And how to talk to women because I have absolutely no game.

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Hipster Slut 14/12/18(Thu)18:13 No. 17372

> you're a fucking human being.

I suppose his problem is that he is a human being who is not fucking. Frustrated desire being the root of suffering and whatnot. Otherwise I agree with your sentiment.

Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:27 No. 17393

Besides, you don't just "become an alpha male". You just need to be incredibly arrogant and self-confident, attributes which aren't things you learn from a book.

Hipster Slut 14/06/20(Fri)19:33 No. 17209 [Reply]

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I can pick up Heart of Darkness for €11 and Infinite Jest for €20. I'm going to my home country for a few weeks, and I needed a book to read while I'm there. My English isn't very good, so half the reason why I want to read is to develop my grammar. Which one is the better buy in this situation? I'd rather own a paperback than pirate it or lend it from a library.

Hipster Slut 15/01/07(Wed)09:38 No. 17386


The grammar in Infinite Jest can be somewhat complex [1] at times, but it should be doable. I haven't read Heart of Darkness so I can't say anything about that. I would check out A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemringway if you have the chance. He started out as a newspaper writer and most of his work is not grammatically complex.

[1] I hope you like footnotes.

Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:24 No. 17392

That's pretty damn expensive. Just go into a charity shop and get them for a euro.

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

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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 15/01/16(Fri)23:20 No. 17389

Hmm. Nice bare-bones adventures, with a minimum of moralizing or pseudo-intellectualism. Have you tried Edgar Rice Burroughs?

Hipster Slut 15/01/17(Sat)21:24 No. 17390

Alexandre Dumas might be good too. Scarlet Pimpernel is pretty much the prototype for the modern superhero with secret identity, Three Musketeers goes without saying, dude does adventure.

Count of Monte Cristo is my personal favorite, but it isn't as "lighthearted" as the ones previously mentioned. If you're in the mood for a satisfying revenge tale, though, there is none better.

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

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.

Neurmoancer /William Gibson/ PDF pl? Hipster Slut 15/01/14(Wed)20:57 No. 17387 [Reply]

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Is here anyone who has polish version of Gibson's Neuromancer?

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