Can anyone recommend some good rise-and-fall type of stories? I'm not sure where to start looking. Pic somewhat related.
>Wife and I "make it" financially
>Have huge range of new job options, pick one that has consistantly been listed as a top 10 best school system in the state based on test score, AP scores, and other less important rubrics(Murrica)
>Sit down with my coffee this morning and wander over to their hs site to see if the school district has early childhood education foreign language courses available
>See their English Book Curriculum
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Have you fapped to any book?
>Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg's arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner. You had almost thought I had been his wife.
Was it Rape?
/lit/, let's try something here:
Name an area of literature you generally don't enjoy/strongly dislike (whether it's genre fiction, YA fiction, existentialism, high school-core, postmodernism, etc) and then name an exception to that which you genuinely enjoyed/appreciated.
For me, I strongly dislike YA fiction as it's often derivative and a diluted form of works that influenced it, however I do enjoy the His Dark Materials trilogy for tackling more than just transparent political allegory and creating something that transcends typical YA-ficiton shit.
don't usually like the american southern gothic literature but love Cormac mcCarthy
don't usually like sci-fi but love Philip K Dick and the Strugatsky Bros.
I don't read ethnically diverse authors unless if they're nationalistic like Yukio Mishima
How come all the collages for the book recommendations on the wiki are dead?
What do you mean? I just tried clicking on several of them and they all worked.
By collage you mean the collected recommendation images, like these?
That's not a collage, that's a link to a download.
They're dead because I stopped wanting to update the pastebin, traded it off to someone who I think didn't feel like keeping it updated either. Anyone else is free to make another paste to link there and re-upload the stuff; I'm just not on here much anymore.
Which ones do you want?
V A L I S
It was pretty interesting, helped me understand how people come up with wacky personal religions and shit like that. Not sure how much of that stuff PKD actually believed but I don't really care, he's still a great author. VALIS isn't my favorite work of his of course (that'd have to be A Scanner Darkly) but if you're already a fan of Dick it's worth a read.
Don't lie to us, we'll know.
About a dozen for me. Mostly back a few years ago. Some really good stuff, like Underworld, JS & MN, and Gone With the Wind. Doorstoppers are great.
>an advert plays on your mobile game
BRADBBURY WAS RIGHT
>a CCTV camera goes up in your neighbourhood
ORWELL WAS RIGHT
>parents are allowed to choose their child's' physical appearance before it's born
HUXLEY WAS RIGHT
>letting your fears of dystopian futures hold you back from progress, and deifying the texts they derive from like a bible
Why do people do this, /lit/?
>BRADBURY WAS RIGHT
But Bradbury himself though he was right when he saw people with iPods. He purportedly resisted the digitization of his books saying shit like "N-No! No more computers! No more screens! U--UWAAA!" on his deathbed.
what books would you read to prepare to death? or what book would you read if you know you have one uear left?
I would read or watch something annoying that would make me emotional so I wouldnt even care to die or some philosophical gymnastics that are not even possible to work out. Just annoy yourself to the point that you dont want to care about living anymore and you will be on the right path. The good news is you dont have to do anything, just take a walk and socialize with people for some time. They will annoy you sooner or later. If I was immortal and I would probably be insane overly manic and happy jumping in front...
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thank you for complex response
I never been onto stoicism, that thoughtless attitude of a cow standing in the rain.
I'm goinf to read 'tibetan book of the living and dying' because I want to consider and to sort out my thoughts on this topic and from what I want buddism is about nothing more but death and pain.
Does DIogenes wasn't cynic?
Share & rate your poetry collections. Wags & recommends welcomed!
Has anyone read any of Roosh V's BANG series?
"I unlocked my subconscious your turn" volume IV
"You are perfect as long as your definition of perfect is perfect."
he reminds me a little of L.Ron Hubbard. or a tweaker who can't let go of the keyboard.
jesus, just try to stick to the topic, okay? no, it isn't. THIS is an overlord.
He's bought into the "your thoughts change your environment" thing
There is nothing wrong with him, but he does skew his perception to conform to his individuality. It's a kind of imaginary psychosis, happens to more people than meets the eye.
gassposter show yourself
what is the fricken deal with this guy? why does genesis p orridge obsess over him? why is he regarded so highly among industrial fans?