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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 14/08/19(Tue)10:58 No. 17276

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My usual methods have failed me for more than a week. So I come to you, sweet /lit/ for help.

If anyone has a copy of Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore I'll love you forever and ever. Pic very related

Hipster Slut 14/06/10(Tue)02:37 No. 17194 [Reply]

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Hello, /lit/. I'm desperately looking for a certain pdf. It's the holy grail of manipulation/people reading;
Chase Hughes' Behavioral table of elements and alle related documents.

I wouldn't have asked if I didn't look through most of the internet first. I even tried asking niggertits for crying out loud. There also doesn't seem to be an /r/ board on this chan.

So, I'm probably risking a ban here, but the reward is definitely worth it, and as I said. I'm pretty desperate at this point.

Please let me know if there is anything I could dump in return. Occult maybe? I could also dump funny images, but that would be off-topic and knowing the mods it'd get me banned for sure.

tl'dr I need this thing

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Hipster Slut 14/09/04(Thu)08:19 No. 17289

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Honestly, I think this manipulation stuff is more about deluding yourself than anything.

sage sage 14/09/12(Fri)16:33 No. 17297


OP, listen to this person

Hipster Slut 14/09/15(Mon)10:17 No. 17301

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Here have this

Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)10:02 No. 17267 [Reply]

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He was trying to show off how open-minded he was w/r/t commercial fiction and but so came off as pretentious [1] moron who tried too hard [5].

[1] "Pretentious" in this sense being a reference to the Ancient Greek [2] epic, "Pretension Calculus"

[2] Ancient Greece being an ancient civilization of incredibly hairy people w/r/t their backs [3]

[3] According to a Wikipedia article this author skimmed which I am now going to recite verbatim [4] to make myself seem intelligent and well-read, a human back is "... the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders."

[4] word for word

[5] see: this author's writing

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Hipster Slut 14/09/03(Wed)21:00 No. 17286

the truth is somewhere in between on this. the book doesn't really deserve the accolades that it received but when he gets past the pretension a bit there's some interesting character developments and a decent, albeit meandering underlying plot.

he's much better as an essayist though. i feel like he was trying to make his own finnegan's wake here or something like that.

Hipster Slut 14/09/12(Fri)19:53 No. 17299

It's fun for everyone but aspiring writers. For writers, our egos are far too fragile and our jealousies far too great. In truth, the author is just having fun with literature as a whole, but to minds that have been struggling for so long, looking for their own spark of creativity, it seems like a whole lot of bullshit. Try to separate yourself from the craft and enjoy it for what it is.

Hipster Slut 14/09/14(Sun)14:56 No. 17300

I'm on page 51 in this book and sort of sick of it already. Not sure whether to keep reading it or not.

Hipster Slut 14/07/20(Sun)06:30 No. 17251 [Reply]

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I wrote this book.

You can has for free.


Hipster Slut 14/07/27(Sun)06:29 No. 17260

I would rather read a book called "His Wood in Boys, the Michael Jackson Story".

Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)01:08 No. 17266

It's set in WV? Nice! That's where Mothman and the Deliverance Movie came from. I'll check it out.

Hipster Slut 14/09/12(Fri)19:48 No. 17298

I haven't read it,but consider heading over to Deviant Art and commissioning a better cover. Your current cover is okay, but you want something that will actually grab readers.

Take my word for it. I've been trying to sell my book for the past year. If you're not writing erotic fiction for a niche audience self-publishing probably won't get you many sales.

Hipster Slut 14/09/04(Thu)04:21 No. 17288 [Reply]

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So this is Gottfried's scream?

Hipster Slut 14/09/08(Mon)12:13 No. 17295

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you'll get there some day.

Hipster Slut 14/09/08(Mon)12:13 No. 17296

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you'll get there some day.

Hipster Slut 14/09/05(Fri)18:25 No. 17290 [Reply]

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Quick question.

I used figures from various sources in my Bachelor thesis, always referencing the source by URL.

I also just listed all the references I used for text instead of assigning them numbers.

Considering that I already passed my thesis defense and they raised little to no objections, am I in any danger of being accused of plagiarism?

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Hipster Slut 14/09/06(Sat)02:08 No. 17292

I'm actually more worried about the figures. I had some charts there and whatnot that I took from the Internet and only linked to them without checking the license because I assumed that it's free for educational purposes.

I know the references are sloppy work, I fucked up, but I had no proper instruction. I took absolutely no direct quotes and reworded them when I did. The examiners told me about doing the references properly, but since my work wasn't discarded, I am assuming they're alright with it.

It's all behind me now, I'm just worried that someone accidentally stumbles onto a minor fuckup and suddenly I lose my degree.

Hipster Slut 14/09/06(Sat)07:49 No. 17293

I think you are confusing copyright and plagiarism.

Plagiarism is taking someone's work and calling it your own. Copyright is illegal copying and distributing of a creative work. Well, it used to be creative works, that has gotten a bit fuzzy these days.

Since you cite a source for the figures, you are not claiming that they are your own work. I don't think you have to worry about plagiarism.

Fair use for educational purposes would be a strong argument that you have not violated copyright laws. That's the sort of thing that requires a court to decide, but I expect you're in the clear.

I don't think you've got anything to worry about. Enjoy the weekend.

Hipster Slut 14/09/06(Sat)18:59 No. 17294

Ah, I guess you're right. Thanks for helping me out.

Hipster Slut 13/05/14(Tue)14:26 No. 16877 [Reply]

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I like to read. I will read whatever. I read this.

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Hipster Slut 13/05/14(Tue)14:32 No. 16880

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Then I read this. It was pretty great. Blair has some problems as a writer. I don't like his passive, morally blank protagonists.

Hipster Slut 14/08/20(Wed)21:04 No. 17279

I'm flicking through these just now. Interesting stuff, fucking bizarre.


Hipster Slut 14/09/03(Wed)21:03 No. 17287

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finished this recently. the book seemed more anti-revolutionary than i was lead to believe. pretty enjoyable though.

free book plus other great books Hipster Slut 14/06/18(Wed)07:51 No. 17206 [Reply]

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Hipster Slut 14/06/23(Mon)17:11 No. 17211

It's spam, that's what it is.

Hipster Slut 14/08/24(Sun)21:49 No. 17283


Hipster Slut 14/09/01(Mon)20:29 No. 17285


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?

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 14/07/14(Mon)07:18 No. 17223 [Reply]

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“One sec I’m whetting my blade”. “Well, you’re the hurrier so time is of the essence”. “Thanks, Tiffany”. He took the blade, held it up perpendicular to the ground and let gravity do most of the work of bringing it down since he’s too weak of a fuck to do it himself, slicing off a nice cut of flanken for tonight from his on-the-fritz cow of little to no value to his milk production. “MMAAOOOOOAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMOOOOOOOOOAAA” “Ah shaddup you filthy ruminant”.

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Hipster Slut 14/07/29(Tue)17:30 No. 17262

What are you expecting? Laughter? Something interesting? Please see J. K. Rowling's series for that!

Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)21:01 No. 17269

… … …

“So I was like, Lady, you can take your day from bad to good, just as easily as you can take it from good to bad. Let’s work together and get high off the good vibes. And she says “the moment everything becomes joyous and happy is when the illusion begins”. What a miserable bitch! I was just there to pick up Tiffany!”

“Alright students, sex ed will be about what I think homosexuality is.

[“This is totally inappropriate.”]

“You see, some families are hyper attentive to detail and show their kids that being excessively clean should be highly prioritized. This is making children like you, who get into the habit of caring about having every nook and cranny of yourself clean, wipe your buttholes with a considerable force that compresses and stimulates both male and female prostates. The prostate can be seen as a gland that rewards you pleasure for temporarily passing through shit. If it is over stimulated by our practices, it has an effect on our psychology, whether from the effects of secretions, pleasure, or other factors relating to it. Maybe the prostate houses the other sex organs that never grew because your gender was already decided from the beginning. So by stimulating it, you exercise it and secrete stuff related to hormones. This makes it grow and slowly turn you into the opposite gender you are, as many of you homosexuals appear to behave so.”

“Ms. Clobberhead, we normally would think you are crazy. But, I just recalled some recent student gossip about your interest in pot. You are absolutely maniacal and being totally inappropriate in ANY situation as this is nothing at all relevant to truth and our learning. Stop smoking marijuana and continue forward with our class learning indicated on the curriculum.”

“Nameless, what is a vector?”

… “It’s an arrow you use in math.”
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Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)21:54 No. 17271

… … "Let’s talk to homosexual Josh. Hi Josh. Can you tell us if you like a nice prostate rub?”

“Ughhh. Not really. I sexually identify as what the gay community calls a “top”, which means I don’t enjoy having my prostate rubbed during sexual activity.”

“Oh, yes, but, how you identify sexually is not related to whether or not you enjoy a prostate rub. Heterosexuals prefer to do the work with a female in the bed, yet can get aroused by a prostate rub. It may affect some in youth to change who they are orientationally, Josh. For all I know, despite your positional preference, you probably enjoy a prostate rub when you hold in your shit by crossing your legs, pushing and squeezing your glutes to push it back up the other way to simulate the to and fro motion of anal stimulation, without getting crap everywhere."

“Ughhh.. Yea, you're right. But hasn’t homosexuality existed before we started wiping our bums?”

“I’m pretty sure the humanoids who drew pictures of two men sharing affection on walls had an ass crack like we do. As they walked and sweat with shit stains everywhere, rashes formed. I suspect wiping was an effective way to clean even when we relied on the ocean or leaves.”

“I’ve got this on tape, I’m giving this to the principal! She will not be pleased.”

~Tchhh~ “I’m listening. I’ll save you the trip.”

“Did you catch all that?”
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