"Straight A's" or "straight As"? I've been taught either way... any clarification?
Please pick a name for fan fiction board.
like /fan-fic/ or /litf/?
I can make the board, now.
Why is such common the advice to write brief and to the point, using short phrases and few words?
Where do I start with metaphysics?
/mu/ here looking for books to inspire me.
What are some worthwhile books written from the perspective of a teenager?
I'm conditioned particularly to those that deal with the general struggles of adolescence rather than epics or sci fi/fantasy.
I am the author of the "America Deceived" series.
The quality of the books are in inverse order:
America Deceived III (best by far, just released)
America Deceived II (decent)
America Deceived (save your money)
The "America Deceived" series was banned from Wikipedia, which actually changed its book guidelines to prevent the trilogy from being listed. Just google "America Deceived banned" and the Wikipedia page will list under "Proof of Wikipedia banning America Deceived".
Ask away ...
I don't know what they're about, but the only thing that talks about it being banned is a blogpost from a blog called "Rand Paul Revolution", so it's probably some really biased shit that the author wrote the wikipedia article for.
What does /lit/ think of kindle?
210/1000 words done for tomorrow on Machiavelli and Plato in relation to power, authority and legitimacy. It's 8pm.
Can I do it?
>write up whatever shit comes to your head
>don't worry about it being cohesive or sensible and disgress freely
>do it in less than half an hour and hand it in
>get only slightly below average, but still passing, grade
>go back to not putting any significant effort into school work
Is there a book (fiction) that deals with the issue of internet or media addiction? I know about Infinite Jest of course but it is such a massive and maximalist work as I understand; it would be nice to find something a little more focussed
Start hoarding. Someone post this on CC.
Download all the books you want to while the time is ripe.
If someone can download everything, that would be nice. Download as many books you can.
>What is libgen
suck a dick.
Posting mine to start
This is the fiction shelf.
Travel logs, Essays, and some Philosophy.
Horror, old Spanish books, books I dont plan to read any time soon, and some poetry collections.
Someone needs to stop him
David Foster Wallace fans BTFO!
The cult surrounding this self-asserting sack of pity is insane. How many times have you watched this video? How many times have you heard his on-the-spot assertions and felt somewhere oh-just-so-deep-down that he was right? Take yourself away from that for just a second. Imagine that all his predictions, his opinions and his conceptualisations of the past are all bullshit. Imagine that everything he says is the result of an absorbing narcissism; that he makes stupid faces because he sees himself as the arbeiter of truth and far above the...
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Please tell me /lit/, what makes a good horror story? A sense of mystery? Paranormal? The Unknown? What are some great examples of short stories or novels that really unhinged you?
ambiguous evil, uncanny normality, fake idyll, mindfuck twists, like a crime novel without actual crime, organic foreshadowing
if something paranormal is introduced too early it can easily destroy the first two elements because it creates a visible us/them barrier and there is no more paranoia.
>Currently sitting in lecture
>listening to communist professor tell me about Ellison's Invisible Man and white appropriation even though he went to Brown and drives a bmw
>realize that I myself am white as fuck
How does one truly immerse themselves in work that they themselves have trouble relating to. Im not trying to be an SJW, but I really do want to know how you write on and experience literature from the fringes of society when you are an @tumblr cis white male
This. I don't see why white readers should have any difficulty connecting wirh invisible man. Sure the specific experiences of the protagonist are pretty far removed from the experiences of a white person in the 21st century, but underlying the narrative are universal truths regarding alienation and the nature of identity.