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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.


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

Not bad but not good either.

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

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.

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.

Rabbit Republic Hipster Slut 13/11/04(Mon)18:28 No. 17040 [Reply]

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“wow this is so cool! how do you not get lost down here?” “Very carefully” ‘how do the Authorities not know about this? there’s no cameras or recorders or anything that I can see. are they hidden?
“no this place is safe. You could do anything down here. he grabbed her around the waist. “anythings huh.” she said nervously. “you said you wanted to live free right?” “yeah. But, what if-”no what if so long as no one talks about it up above people can come down here for an hour, a day, or maybe a lifetime and never be captured searched or interrogated. she almost asked another question but his tongue blocked her words. She could feel his fear and urgency. it only reminded her of the butterflies in her stomach which always made her lose concentration.

Afterward they lay on the damp earth staring into the dark. “Can I trust you Moni?” “I don’t know can you” “I’m serious.” “so am I. I want you to trust me but I've never seen you trust anyone for the last 6 years I've seen you and uh… noticed you, you never talk to anyone.”

“ How big are these tunnels anyways?” “big” “Do people live down here?” it was silent. in the dark she wondered if he had disappeared “Yes people live down here” “do you know any of them?” “yes.” hope and fear filled her. Could I meet them?” “maybe”
“have you ever met someone with an umm a kind of talent that people aren’t suppose to have?”
He chuckled. “yeah, a few”
“ would you believe me if I told you that sometimes I can see what other people see. It’s hard to control who but I felt something when I saw you.” “ You felt me feeling you” “you mean people know” Some do, but don't worry most people are oblivious.” She got a chill. he sat up and pulled her into his lap “do you want to meet someone who can teach you how to do so much more?” “yeah!” Ok meet me at the same spot tomorrow”

They lit another glow stick and started heading out of the decaying tunnels. They were near the surface when they heard men shouting and someone screaming. he didn’t say a word only shoved the stick deep in his jacket pocket, grabbed Moni firmly by the hand and ran. They passed the spot where they had made love she wondered if everyone could feel the past in a place like she could.

After she was certain they would be running forever she heard a voice not with her ears WHO GOES THERE? help they're coming! she thought but a rope ladder hit her in the face before she could finish her thought.

The dim light burned her eyes. “they found the tunnels“ everything happened at once. “Monica, I’m going to use your energy to send out a warning” The plump, wizened lady took her wrist right before Moni feinted.
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maninahat 13/11/14(Thu)21:46 No. 17046

* Fix the formatting and paragraphing so that I can tell who is saying what.
* How does a dim light burn someone's eyes. Surely it would seem bright, if it were to do that?
* "captured, searched or interrogated" doesn't sound very natural, and doesn't make much sense. They both know what happens when you get caught, so they wouldn't mention it. This line only exists for expository purposes, and it does it very clumsily.
* Butterflies in stomachs are a cliche. Think of a more interesting way to describe how someone is nervous.
* Would a couple really want to lie in the "damp earth" in a dark "decaying" tunnel? Sounds pretty mood killing.
* '"Help they are coming!" she thought but a rope ladder hit her face before she could finish the thought.' Jesus. That makes no damn sense.

Ryū Murakami Hello 14/02/11(Tue)18:42 No. 17111 [Reply]

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Can anyone suggest some books like: Piercing, Almost Transparent Blue and In The Miso Soup ... They're all by Ryū Murakami so I'm looking for books and authors similar to him.

Hipster Slut 14/05/05(Mon)22:35 No. 17153

Have you read 1Q84?

I have to ask... Do you know a man who goes by the name Endo?

Hipster Slut 14/05/09(Fri)15:54 No. 17164

but In the Miso Soup was so shit... the prose is stunted, awkward and probably badly translated...

Word lover 13/10/12(Sat)22:40 No. 16999 [Reply]

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I can't think of a better place to do this than on an image board, where pictures can accompany a post.
Feel free to read if you want to share knowledge, but I'll be posting regardless. Feel free to correct any misinterpretations as well.

lierne (lee-urn)
A tertiary rib of a vault used for decoration rather than support/outlining.

Primary rib: main rib
Secondary rib: "tierceron"
Tertiary rib: "lierne"

Main ribs are those which define the shape of the roof, which can be found horizontally and vertically. Tiercerons connect main ribs, which are diagonal. Liernes are the lines which may connect the tiercerons and main ribs. They are the smallest of three.

From out standpoint, it appears the main ribs aren't horizontal. Just change your point of view as though you are directly under the main rib.

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Word+lover 13/12/01(Sun)05:46 No. 17071

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drosera (draw-sir-ah)
a small carnivorous plant that uses its sticky hair-like tips to catch prey.


Hipster Slut 13/12/08(Sun)00:01 No. 17073

I am actually learning something here. What an unusual experience.

Hipster Slut 14/03/30(Sun)06:37 No. 17126

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stolon (pronounced stolen)
a twine-like horizontal stem branching off from the roots of a parent plant which serves as a reproduction mechanism at the nodules along the stem where daughter plants grow. It can be an invasive plant when the chain becomes large.

Hipster Slut 14/04/18(Fri)18:27 No. 17145 [Reply]

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Chapter 1
The boy walked out into the middle of the grass oval. He looked straight into the sun letting the rays radiate his face.

He reached the exact centre of the oval and stopped.

He then did something that was extremely strange.

The other school children who were eating their lunch at the edge of the oval were now watching the boy with intense scrutiny.

The boy got down on to his hands and knees.

"What is he doing?" The children whispered to each other.

The boy started to wiggle his fingers into the earth. Deeper and deeper he plunged his fingers. He then kicked off his sandles and started to do the same with his toes.

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Hipster Slut 14/04/28(Mon)08:30 No. 17147

> something really big and the world would never be the same
this line just sounds really cheezy to me.

I would like to read more though

Tom ta 14/05/05(Mon)12:10 No. 17152

hand in hand they disappeared into the dark foreboding forest.

Every step into the forest felt like the world was quivering at their approach.

Chapter 2
Giant trees now surrounded them in all directions, and a thick canopy cast a deep shadow over the forest foor. Beneath the children's feet was a soft carpet of moist leaves and other decaying plant debris.

The children climbed over a large fallen dead tree log. The girl tried her best not to destroy the cute mushrooms and other fungi that decorated it.

It seemed as if they had been walking for an eternity and they were now so far into the mountains that the girl was getting scared. She suddenly remembered that these woods were extremely dangerous. The local Town's folk would often tell horrible stories of bears and wolves coming out of the forest to eat small children.

However even with the threat of bears and wolves the girl could not stop smiling. She looked at the boy with a side ways glance, wondering what he really was. The girl jumped in surprise as the boy disappeared in a blink. His image flicking ahead at an unbelievable speed.

She looked around at the woods, the forest suddenly seemed very dark and scary. She held her arms and followed the boy.

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Hipster Slut 14/02/06(Thu)02:55 No. 17105 [Reply]

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Now, I officially read every single word Mr. Charles Dickens has ever wrote.

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Hipster Slut 14/03/12(Wed)20:35 No. 17117

lub u

Hipster Slut 14/03/17(Mon)22:01 No. 17118

Care to provide a reference from an appropriate and valid source.

Charles describens Hipster Slut 14/03/24(Mon)17:17 No. 17123

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i hope you didnt... PAY BY THE WORD!

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