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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.

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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.




sup!0CTLGCICdI 14/07/01(Tue)15:30 No. 17217 [Reply]
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hey /lit/ does anyone of you know where i could download a pdf of this book?


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sup!0CTLGCICdI 14/07/01(Tue)15:32 No. 17218

>>17217
or even better, on which portals should i search?




Hipster Slut 13/01/30(Wed)13:27 No. 16625 [Reply]
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So, I wrote a short story, I wondered if 7Chan's /lit/izens would like to read it.

http://roryedd.tumblr.com/post/26799038311


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Hipster Slut 14/05/06(Tue)11:40 No. 17154

Not bad but not good either.


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Hipster Slut 14/05/12(Mon)00:29 No. 17166

>>16625
I have little interest in reading the entire story, but I believe that what I read was pretty bad. I just have a few points that I think I should make.
>A November breeze swept over Henry and he instinctively held a paper cup full of warm coffee just a bit closer to his chest.
I believe that this sentence would be more effective if the order was reversed. What I mean is that you should mention first that he held the coffee closer to his chest and then mention the November breeze.
Also in this instance, it is better to say that he moved the coffee cup or something, rather than to say that he held the coffee cup.
>He had been standing in line for nearly twelve hours along with millions of other people waiting for their messages.
Now, at this point, the reader obviously doesn't know what the fuck you're talking about. That's fine, but I think that talking about the messages here is a mistake. I see that the MC soon after has a conversation with a girl, and she mentions the messages. So why not let that part introduce the reader to the messages?
In fact, you don't even need to mention that he had been waiting in line. Show, don't tell.
And how does there exist a line of millions of people, anyway? That just doesn't even make sense.
>Morning broke slowly, and he watched beams of piercing morning light shine down the street and reflect brightly off of store windows.
I think this sentence is redundant and unnecessary. In fact, with a few minor alterations, this sentence could have been the first one. The first two sentences were not necessary at all.
What is the timeline by the end of the first paragraph? It is:
>breeze sweeps over MC and he adjusts his coffee cup
>morning breaks and MC watches light reflect off store windows
So, what, did morning break immediately after he adjusted his coffee cup? Had morning already broken by the time he adjusted his coffee cup, and you are only now informing the reader of this? Or did it occur after he adjusted the coffee cup, but also after some time had passed? Did they happen at the same time? You have to inform the reader of these things, otherwise your timeline will be a jumbled and ambiguous mess.
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Hipster Slut 14/05/16(Fri)20:06 No. 17175

What stuck out to me for some reason was how often you kept calling him Henry, but there were only two main characters so I guess it's to be expected.




Books Wanted Please Strider 14/12/27(Sat)05:10 No. 17380 [Reply]
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so has anyone found or made a pdf scan or copy of Megaverse In Flanes yet if so i would love to get a copy of the link to it, or if possivle a link to the Rifter books 58 - 68, and also if possible a link to pdfs of the Dragon Tree Press game books especially the Dragon Tree Spellbook, also if needed i can provide a link to all current palladium books up to World Book 35 and all Rifter books up to 57




CrackedCoconut 14/05/29(Thu)13:48 No. 17189 [Reply]
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So the new Dresden Files book has been out for a few days. I finished reading it night before last. What does Lit think of it? Anyone else read it?

Personally I think its rather middle of the road, especially compared to Cold Days but its still pretty good. Please use spoiler tags where appropriate.




Hipster Slut 13/08/26(Mon)00:21 No. 16966 [Reply]
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Would any of you happen to know of good websites that would help a relatively poor college student who would rather get pdfs of books than pay the bullshit fees for them? I've found a few websites, but most don't really seem to have anything substantial on them.


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Hipster Slut 13/10/13(Sun)02:50 No. 17014

www.libgen dot org




Hipster Slut 14/05/16(Fri)09:49 No. 17174 [Reply]
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When is someone gonna stand up and say no more homographs! I think we need to end the use of homograph for the good of all future children.




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