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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.




Hipster Slut 13/04/13(Sat)13:40 No. 16801 [Reply]
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Hullo /lit/, I recently read Stranger in a strange land and thought it very thought provoking. I liked the way it gradually pinned down and dissected every aspect of life society would rather not discuss. Have you read it? what did you take away from it?


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Hipster Slut 13/04/24(Wed)05:58 No. 16829

>>16825

A human born on Mars and raised by Martians comes to Earth.


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Hipster Slut 14/05/20(Tue)23:08 No. 17185

>>16829
almost.

it's about an insecure lawyer/writer who has his harem of female slaves stolen by a younger man, and how he reacts to it.


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Hipster Slut 14/06/17(Tue)13:39 No. 17205

I haven't read it yet, I read Job: A Comedy of Justice and it was a damned interesting read as well. Is there a pdf of this anywhere?




Horror Hipster Slut 15/08/03(Mon)23:53 No. 17455 [Reply]
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Why are some people so infatuated with Lovecraft? He is probably the most overrated horror writer ever.

He is basically emulating Hindu mythology and name drops 40 000 different gods while building some pseudo-imaginative netherworld where everything boils down to madness and hurr nothing makes sense durr. Pretty much every neckbeards wet dream besides watching anime.


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Hipster Slut 16/12/05(Mon)01:01 No. 17625

>>17624

Arguments? Is this a debate? Calm your tits, son.


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Hipster Slut 17/01/24(Tue)20:23 No. 17703

>>17625

autists can't handle the truth about lovecraft


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Hipster Slut 17/02/04(Sat)00:18 No. 17707

>>17703

Lovecraft literature...it is boring as fuck. Not only that its not even really scary due to the fact that it constantly depends on two factors and that's pointlessness and madness.

The mystery starts, they discover great monsters of long ago or monsters are among us and dont even try to fight back cause they are hopelessly more advanced than us even though they are just fucking blobs of mesh that dont really ever do anything unless of course they scale down to our level to cause chaos but whatever.
He also plays with madness at the mere sight of these things or learning about them but it just comes off as silly to me as there is really no reason for this besides that theyre uber advanced and we are pointless, and yet nothing happens. Events that take place are usually isolated to a handful of characters to make it scary but whatever cause at the end of the day the blobs of madness are just whatever and the fear lies in that nobody is aware of them besides the ones who had the experience. But nothing ever happens even though there several of these entities so from now on I am going to assume the lovecraft characters who have these experiences are just that, insane. Yep the the whole lovecraft universe is just a hallucination tapped into by any of the main characters and what drives them insane is its own babble which is well represented as giant sentient blobs of madness.
And that basically describes lovecraft. So the next time someone makes a comment about cthulu I will respond with boat. If someone goes on about azathoth, i will think oh that blob in space that isnt going to do shit and whos form I could never comprehend so why bother.




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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internet+library 15/05/11(Mon)23:56 No. 17422 [Reply]
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anybody have downloads for marvel cook and/or exercise books?


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internet+library 15/05/11(Mon)23:57 No. 17423

or even their dictionary




Publishing Hipster Slut 15/12/07(Mon)02:45 No. 17504 [Reply]
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Got a response back from a publisher on some work I submitted. The response was:

"We looked at your submission and at this time, it appears not at this time ready.
Suggestion - seek critiques on the repetition and password sentences.
Regards,"

My question is, what is a password sentence? Also, isn't it ironic that they used repetition a sentence before criticizing repetition?


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Hipster Slut 15/12/13(Sun)04:16 No. 17505

Ow.

I believe what they are saying is that you are writing sentences which sound like they were procedurally generated, as with a random password generator. While they may be parsable, they are inartistic. Clunky. Unrhythmic. Painful to read.

The general advise is to study some poetry. Without seeing an example of your work I can't suggest more.


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Hipster Slut 15/12/22(Tue)20:19 No. 17513

I was thinking the same as you OP. For an editor their response was poorly written. Very poorly written.
Unless they were being a sarcastic asshole and were trying to illustrate whats wrong with your prose.




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 14/10/03(Fri)04:08 No. 17324

I suggest Artemis Fowl. It may seem a bit childish, but its pretty good


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Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)08:48 No. 17326
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Out of the Silent Planet by C S Lewis is a good place to start. It is the beginning of a trilogy, with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.


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Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)09:12 No. 17327

If you like good hard scifi that's not too inaccessible in the language department try Ring by Stephen Baxter. Pretty much anything in the Xeelee sequence is fantastic. Vacuum Diagrams is a great place to start if you just like a collection of short stories.




Hipster Slut 15/09/23(Wed)15:27 No. 17482 [Reply]
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Hipster Slut 15/10/08(Thu)18:34 No. 17488

The sword handle on the cover is shaped like a phallus. Pretty gay.


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Hipster Slut 16/02/09(Tue)14:25 No. 17533
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>>17488

Penis.




slavery in ancient greece awdaw 14/11/02(Sun)19:25 No. 17348 [Reply]
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Hey,can someone upload studies about slavery in ancient Greece?




Wang du lu books lordmisery 14/10/07(Tue)01:20 No. 17325 [Reply]
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Ey, guys, any of you have the Crane Iron Pentalogy from Wang du lu ???

Crane Frightens KunLun
Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin
Sword Spirit, Pearl Light
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Iron Knight, Silver Vase

i´ll be so thankful to you, :D




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