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A short story to explain the origin of Kit, a counter-culture messenger Kit 16/02/19(Fri)23:18 No. 17539 [Reply]
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The story is definitely too long, so I'll post a pastebin link here. If that's against the rules or something, I apologize. I'm just a long time lurker hoping that people will enjoy my writing.

http://pastebin.com/BX0UNtq9

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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.




Futurism Hipster Slut 14/12/20(Sat)10:56 No. 17373 [Reply]
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I'm quite amazed by the phenomenon of russian futurism especially by Mayakovsky and Tsevateva. What saphisticated gentelmen think about it?

Much like me, you make your way forward,
Walking with downturned eyes.
Well, I too kept mine lowered.
Passer-by, stop here, please.

Read, when you've picked your nosegay
Of henbane and poppy flowers,
That I was once called Marina,
And discover how old I was.

Don't think that there's any grave here,
Or that I'll come and throw you out ...
I myself was too much given
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talk to me...? Hipster Slut 14/03/24(Mon)17:22 No. 17124 [Reply]
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i am currently in the middle of 3 books. Naked lunch, to the light house, and doors of perception. i want to finish them all but need some motivation. worth finishing any of them, or should i just abort that shit like your mothers shoulda? what did you Il\lit\erates think about sometimes a great notion. ill check back in a month i guess...


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Hipster Slut 14/04/01(Tue)23:22 No. 17128

>>17124
I used to read books in sets of three all through high school, usually finding some way to interconnect them thematically. I found it deepened my experience of reading the stories to see their similarities within completely different settings and points of view.


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Hipster Slut 14/04/10(Thu)12:47 No. 17130
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op: drop the second and third books from your selection and replace them with "Cities of the Red Night" and "The Western Lands".


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Hipster Slut 14/05/13(Tue)06:15 No. 17170

Naked Lunch is worth finishing if you enjoy it.

Doors of Perception gives you an idea of drugs, but not half as good as if you take hallucinogens yourself.

The Lighthouse is abortable.




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

I wrote this book.

You can has for free.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LFSSJO0


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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".


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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.


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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 14/06/26(Thu)08:15 No. 17214 [Reply]
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Do you think it's worth trying to publish the reports I wrote in my undergraduate degree online? I'm not sure if they're bad and will come to haunt me, or if it will be a career boost. What did you do with your old university reports?


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Hipster Slut 14/06/26(Thu)21:23 No. 17215

I was just thinking about doing the same thing. The problem is though, unlike you I am pretty sure my reports are shit.


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Hipster Slut 14/06/28(Sat)22:28 No. 17216

Publish them, even if they are shit. Not only will it boost your portfolio but there's the off chance that if you have stumbled onto gold you'll get credited with the original claim even if another takes the research forward.




Hipster Slut 13/05/03(Fri)12:17 No. 16868 [Reply]
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What is the general taxonomy of stream of consciousness style writings? Please be more technical than 'dribble'


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Hipster Slut 13/09/21(Sat)20:21 No. 16983

drivel


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Hipster Slut 14/05/20(Tue)23:05 No. 17184
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glossolalia, written down.


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Hipster Slut 14/07/19(Sat)05:32 No. 17236

>>17184
Wouldn't that be asemic writing?




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 15/04/29(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.


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Hipster Slut 15/08/02(Sun)06:37 No. 17453

This board is as slow as 4Chan's old, defunct text boards.


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Hipster Slut 15/11/11(Wed)05:14 No. 17494

>>17453
This makes it kinda meaningful to ask questions here. True, there may be some answer in the generals, but then you gotta watch it all the time.




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.




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