how much time in a library is considered weird or creepy?
Im in there like 3 days a week for 3 or 4 hours and its small so all the librarians can see me, theres like a kids room in there too so im scared that they are gunna think im some sort of child predator or something
Depends on what you do there.
Reading literature? Live there for all we care.
Writing? Have a novel next to your laptop. No one will judge you too harshly for it.
Jerking off? Try to do it in the 500s. No one will notice, or care.
Jerking off near the kids' section? Lord help you, you deserve to be judged.
>The casting of a black actress as Hermione, a role portrayed in the films by Emma Watson, has garnered the most attention, leading Rowling to tweet, “Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione.”
I'm not a huge fan of DFW but this movie was really damn good and now I wish I could have had a 3-hour conversation with him.
>he doesn't buy hardcovers for books with 500+ pages
how are you enjoying that cracked spine?
Why has it become cool to read? It didn't used to be this way.
capitalism tries its best to make anything that involves buying and selling cool. books aren't quite as cool as video games or movies, though, because those products funnel the profits towards corporations and not individual humans.
>Youre such a good reader Anon
>Teach me Anon senpai
>Read to us please, nyoro~
>Come to my dorm room later and talk about literature with me *wink*
Yes yes yes, its finally happening. I've waited so long for this day.
Does anyone else find quotations to be a convoluted clusterfuck of prosebreaking shitty rules?
Is the Cormac Mccarthy style of just eliminating quotation marks completely and having quotes in plain text on a new line the best way?
Personally it makes a lot of sense to me. It preserves the natural flow of the text without adding in ambiguity.
I think there's an added bit of artistry with McCarthy in that it's never unclear who is talking or what is happening. But potentially there would be, which makes quotations easier. I think his artistry has to stand in relation to the typical convention. He's purposefully and knowingly doing it.
Anybody else exprience this problem with hardcovers? How to fix this?
Define postmodernism, /lit/
How do you react to people who justify their shitty taste in literature with "it's subjective"?
So i found A Nietzsche Reader published by penguin at a relatives house. I have not ever really tried to get in to philosophy, but from the banter on this board I gather that Penguin is shit at it. So is it worth reading, or will it give me a false overview of Nietzsche?
I've read that these are a bit of a Harry Potter knockoff. What does /lit/ think of the series?
>stupid shit you wrote as a kid
The Mayans said that one day; someone will show us a way. They couldn’t have directly told us so they ended the calendar on the day of his birth. A new world will be created by this man, who knows what will happen. It started today and the old world ends today. This is the journey of Marco Lionheart, man, leader… savior.
The midnight the apocalypse was told to be, everyone decided it wasn’t going to happen because it would not be happening, something else was happening in East London. At 4:00 AM Greenwich...
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I want to final get around and prove to myself that I'm not a total literary failure. What are some tips for beginner writers?
I've written short stories before, but I want to attempt something grander this time. I also don't want to drop it halfway between (which I've done, 2bh) in between
Make sure to fully understand the words you use, to carefully pick them when you need to establish a certain aspect of say someone's personality. Choose words with the connotations that you want that suit the meaning of your text.
Not everyone has a wide vocabulary but as you discuss more things with more people it grows, so what matters to me is to have a solid vocabulary.
>kek idk jus ramblin' desu famli
think twice before going through with a plot choice. why is it happening, how will it relate to the rest of what you want to write. the same with characters and places. how will it tie into itself further on etc. nothing worse than newbie writers who just put whatever crosses their mind in their book and then it just comes out a jumbled mess. think twice about what you're writing, basically.
just declared my major as English
whats in store for me, /lit/?
Hey so I want to start writing horror stories, and dipping in what other people have wrote too. The reason I'm doing so is because I feel like every horror movie made is retarded or family friendly level. I want to make my own horror story that will push the envelope and boundaries. Books should be a better medium because, you don't have to be rich to project your story to a huge audience, and be more liberal with your ideas. I'm buying these books from amazon, anyone have good recommendations.
Revival: A Novel by Stephen King
Survivor by J. F. Gonzalez...
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There's plenty of terrific horror movies, OP. The Shining, The Babadook, Nosferatu, Let The Right One In; just to name a few of the wondrous films.
Even though this board gives him some flak, really enjoyed the H. P. Lovecraft's work. Also suggest Pet Cemetery by Stephen King. King's not the best author but his creations have sometimes had some interesting uniqueness to them.
But the movie was garbage as a horror film. It was a dumbed down slasher flick where Jack loses his mind for no reason, it butchered (pun intended) the characters and completely fucked up Kings masterpiece.