Why does /lit/ hate this book?
how do I get into poetry?
I really love Homestuck. Especially its more literary aspects, such as its discussion of identity in an increasingly fragmented world. Not to mention its hilarious humor and jokes!
I want to read some books that are similar to it in terms of verisimilitude, insight, and contemporary (post-Pokemon) relevance. Do you have some recommendations to get me started?
TL;DR: Books that are like Homestuck please! :33
Mediocre bait, the writing feels uninspired and trivial. You should add more catfaces, increase the usage of the word "literally" and generally make it appear more tumblr-like if you want to succeed.
I don't homestuck, can't help you
What diet (as in eating habits, not a program to lose weight) helps you with writing/surviving to write? Do you know of any odd dietary traits of famous writers?
I am curious to see how satiety or starvation influence the writing process.
Water, vodka on odd days. 60mg diazepam. French onion soup. Lots of fruit (not too much, it makes you overly verbose.) Pasta, lots of pesto. Cold meat for breakfast.
This is a variation of the Nietzsche diet engineered to be 40% more /lit/, chill you the fuck out and expedite your novel you will never write anyway so it doesn't matter.
Aside from an actual lit major its those closest thing to it (and actually has job prospects). Economic theory and empirical economics teaches you more about the human experience than any other major.
You absolutely cannot find a more /lit/ major than economics.
>Enlightened tier majors: economics. Post-grad: law.
>Shit tier: literature and creative writing.
because my university is cutting off their economics major because of budget cuts REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FUCK YOU OIL PRICES. WAY TO FUCK OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.
This is the best underrated series I've yet encountered.
Ever write about you and your waifu?
Why did this show just transform into complete shit after the main storyline was resolved? Could they seriously think of nothing better to do with the show after Lynch and Frost left other than 'James' motorcycle soap opera adventure' and Andy and Dick's version of Two and a Half Men?
>feel comfy thinking about drinking victory gin and going to two-minutes hate
>tfw life seems so simple under the party
Am I the only one?
In response to the election results, let's post books that explain why the United States is such a stupid and assbackward country.
European here who lives in the States
Americans are the only people left on this planet who haven't had their ideals eroded out from under them and replaced by faggot nanny state socialism that shrinks and shrivels their balls up until they stop working
You think Europe is cool because it's progressive and the streets are clean, but just by having lived in America for 5 years, your testosterone is already 300x higher than the most masculine male in all of Western Europe. By being a native-born American schlub, you could beat up 500 of any West or North...
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Any books on numerology with plausible, if ludicrous, explanations as to how it is a thing?
awhile ago i saved some books that everyone seemed to have but my phone shit itself so post what you got if you'd be so kind. > pic related just finished this >need more fucking books to read
Childhood is when you idolise Goldstein.
Adulthood is when you realise that Big Brother makes more sense.
The only thing that made sense was going balls-deep into Julia before getting brainwashed back into a functioning member of society.
First get your yucks, then proceed to have a glass of Victory Gin.
All hall Oceania!
Recommendations for novels, novellas or short stories with these qualities:
- Quiet and pastoral story (Frostian in a sense)
- Haunting language, imagery and symbols
- A book induces some sense of melancholy and sadness that almost seems appropriate to read in the onset of winter
You could always read the Eternal Recommendation, Stoner by John Williams.
Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
It's set in New York but I think Washington Square by James might have what you're looking for
What kinds of fonts do you prefer?
Who are the modern-day John Keats, PB. Shelley, and Lord Byron?
Who are close friends and literary giants of the modern age?
Hard Mode: Not that chink or his spic friends.
what the fuck you mean modern age? contemporary? cause romanticism is part of modernity.
for contemporary stuff id go check in france maybe, but the thing is that poetry like that can only emerge in a world that is in a process of an important change. and we are in the middle of a well established model. thats not stimulating enough for things of quality to grow.
can someone redpill me on cognitive behavioral therapy
i can't make myself do stuff
It's not going to fix your shit. But it could enable you to fix your own shit.
HELP ME HELP YOU.
t. formally depressed psychology undergrad who underwhen CBT
I can't make myself do stuff either
Not sure what the solution is besides adderall because that worked wonders. I was hoping I could quit and keep my good habits but it didn't workout that way.
best books to induce existential crises? No philosophy mumbo jumbo pls
Who cares, none of them were that smart - they were politicians not intellectuals or academics. None of them could, for example, compare to Kant or Laplace, both of whom lived at the end of the 18th century.
>Read really slow
>Vocalize every single word in my head
>Realize it's holding me back incredibly
>Used to read faster back when I was in school, but completely stopped reading outside of easily digestible 4chan posts
What should I do /lit/?
I've heard of people learning how to read incredibly fast, but I've no clue where to begin.
Courtney read books, even though she was a girl. She knew all about the big, hard modernists and post-modernists, and could speak numerous languages. But there was a problem. Courtney was dead.
I don't know why the most interesting part of the image is occupying the least interesting space. It just seems like he's looking out at something, but there's nothing else in the picture besides him and the text. Also, why is he so small compared to the title? He looks like a manlet or something.
Every have weird /lit/ related dreams?
I once had this dream where I was hanging out with the Whole Sick Crew in Rachel's appartment. There was a drinking party going on; Pig was going around trying to sleep with Paula or something, Stencil was blabbing on and on, and I was in the kitchen with Profane and Rachel, and they were having this weird super passive aggressive argument. I was chopping up mushrooms for a salad or something, Ben was over the stove stirring a pot and shouting at Rachel over something, and Rachel was standing half in the hall with a mixing bowl...
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last night I had a dream that a young black girl was coming on to me. I had an incredible feeling of potency and I told her that I was going to repay her debt.
I think it was cause my professor last semester had made the point that in many of shakespeare's works, sex was linked to money. And also in the wife of bath's tale, she says something about husbands and wives fucking being what they owe each other or something. In the neo freudian world that metaphor has vanished but it came back in my dream and I must say that it's quite an interesting way to look at it
A few nights ago I dreamt I entered a gin drinking contest with David Foster Wallace as my teammate. We were against a bunch of other college students and I wanted to impress him by buying expensive Gin, but he just wanted the cheap stuff. Oh yeah the liquor store had a stage and seating set up.
We were getting ready to start and then he asked my favorite E for everyone movie and I choked up and then woke up.
I never took it serious until I saw on it on a list of recommended reading from a venture capital firm that was like "if you want to get capital from us, you should probably have read these" and most were like business and/or tech books, except for that one...so i was like ok let me see it, downloaded the audiobook listened on a commute and i was like ok this is the real deal...most of the poor social skills spergs on 4chan could benefit greatly from it.
How have you lived by the values that you created?
No one creates value ex nihilo. Unless you're some sort of fanatic or madman, 99% of your values are just those of your society and Zeitgeist, with the personal 1% being the innocuous portion.
>tfw too short of an attention span to sit down and read
i have this problem but i just force myself to go through and i reap quite a lot of good shit. So now im kinda attracted to the good shit from that forced effort.
Is there any reason to read the Egyptian Book of The Dead other than the fact that it's one of the oldest writings of human history? Is there any literary substance to it beyond being a religious text for a dead religion?
the Enuma Elish is older, but that doesn't mean it's worth reading. unless you like to explore texts from the period in history right after people actually started writing. there's a weird quality to narratives from back then. i'm surprised how much of it has survived to today.
Why do people purposely butcher the names of great Russian authors?
>read the introduction on the jacket
>New FBI agent pursuing new 2016 murder in twin peaks
>All this new evidence
>All these old characters
>All my erect penis
I'm so hype
So, I have a glass of my favorite Dornfelder Red Wine. Very sweet, and smooth. Plus I'm reading Mark Russinovich's "Zero Day" book...
Gotta say for myself... while the theme and story is very compelling and scary, the execution reads like a buzzword filled book to show off that he's passed his "Certified Ethical Hacker" exam. Lots of explanations of terms and techno babble. While it actually does make sense, it comes off as way too preachy.. I'm about 70% done, but honestly,...
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What's the idiom you use when you want to describe someone that isn't regarded highly but negatively?
I remember the word has the same meaning as regarded(consider) but it is only used for someone who is viewed negatively based on something bad.
Help Non-English speaker.