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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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HispanicBreivikist!J3I5QUHtcc 14/09/25(Thu)07:02 No. 17309

>>3967

That book is Marxist shit.




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!




Echo Company Hipster Slut 14/09/21(Sun)22:05 No. 17305 [Reply]
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Hey /lit/ , I am about to start reading the Echo Company series.

Can you recommend any other Vietnam war fiction books?


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Hipster Slut 14/10/01(Wed)10:59 No. 17321
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Online Publishing kathy 14/09/29(Mon)06:55 No. 17313 [Reply]
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I would like to publish my writings on line, similar to how Stephen King publishes some of his work. Read a part of the book, buy the rest of it if you like it. Does anyone know where I can go to get information on how to go about doing that?
Thanks in advance.


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Zed 14/09/29(Mon)16:56 No. 17314

>>17313
I have that same bed spread.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)23:04 No. 17319

The first post on this page:

http://forums.indiegamer.com/showthread.php?17891-How-to-Sell-Your-Game-Boot-Camp

has a pdf that covers some of the basics for setting up a website and payment options. It is aimed at independent video game makers, but a lot of the same information applies to your goal.

On the other hand, I can't recommend your approach. Stephen King can get away with the ransom model because he already has a large group of fans. If you are an unknown, or a new writer, then this will not work for you.

A better choice would be to leverage existing publishing avenues in order to promote your name or find a particular audience. After you have several books published, then jump to the independent publishing model.

There's simply too much competition for the limited number of readers out there if you start from nothing. It takes roughly 1000 core fans who sing your praises to all of their friends in order to generate the sort of awareness that you'll need. Otherwise you spend as much time on marketing as you do on writing, and end up earning peanuts for the effort.

In any case, I wish you good luck on your endeavors.




Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)20:38 No. 17315 [Reply]
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Need some good books to read, could be new or old, fiction, non-fiction, whatever, just a book I won't be able to put down until I'm finished.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)20:41 No. 17316
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I strongly recommend Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)23:02 No. 17317

>>17315
Still Life With Crows by Preston and Child keeps you enthralled the whole time. A murder mystery/horror.




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
http://www.chasehughes.com/behavior-profiling.html


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

>>17289

OP, listen to this person


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


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Hipster Slut 14/09/26(Fri)20:35 No. 17312

OP what is this, you're either doing some idiotic promoting or are an idiot yourself. You can't be buying this shit. Just look at the goddamn website. Even if it proves to be useful to some extent, have some fucking dignity.




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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umbathri 14/06/12(Thu)23:53 No. 17202

Actual books? there are several I could name but just in case you've not heard of of the numerous sites with massive amounts of said content I think you'd find what your looking for there. Besides since books like that are very rarely published the amount of free online content is staggering since that is the only way for the authors of such works to have their stuff read.

Nifty.org has hundreds of thousands of stories, and the majority of them involve underage males, with other kids/teenagers and/or adults. Though some of their stories can be hit or miss on the quality.

GayAuthors.org is a bit more refined and respectable so less of the 'creepy' too young kids and more of the older teens and collage age type stuff. Plus they have a forum for authors and readers to talk amongst themselves.

Those would be my 2 top choices but there are hundreds of others, some could be gleaned from the links pages of those 2.


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Hipster Slut 14/07/19(Sat)05:30 No. 17235

>>17190
This. You are probably looking for Poppy Z Brite OP.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/25(Thu)07:13 No. 17311

A portrait of OP as an enormous faggot.




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!




The Future Eve Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:39 No. 17303 [Reply]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_Eve

keep in mind that this translation is abridged and not the best available.If you are attracted by this book, you should totally read the new version (which you can still find on sites such as abebooks) titled "Tomorrow's eve" which is much more faithful to the original as for the language used.
For the moment, you can enjoy the kindle edition though.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Future-Annotated-Villiers-LIsle-Adam-ebook/dp/B00F4F1YZQ

http://books.google.it/books?id=KEZxhkG5eikC&lpg=PA774&ots=M2GfJ-rF9v&dq=florence%20crewe-jones%20villiers&hl=it&pg=PA773#v=onepage&q=florence%20crewe-jones%20villiers&f=false


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Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:41 No. 17304
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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.


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

>>17267
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.


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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.




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