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So today we were analyzing Huck Finn for satire, and we were talking about the chapter where Huck is trying to trick Jim into thinking that Jim dreamt Huck being separated in the fog. My teacher said that Jim knew Huck was tricking him the whole time and that he was just playing along by interpreting the dream and acting fooled. I always thought that Jim was actually fooled until the end. Am I right, or have I been reading this book wrong the whole time?
>inb4 underage. I'm 18
>knowledge is not possible and some aspects of reality do not exist as such
I consider myself fairly nihilistic, but i've never understood what they mean by this.
Is it descartian or because of observational bias or what?
How do you guys plot/plan out your stories or novel ideas?
I don't really do much myself. I try to keep most of it in my head until I write it out.
i like to write out a narrative plot. it helps me remember things, find holes and questions, develop characters and motivations, etc. but it's always very loose and if i come up with something better along the way i go with that instead of sticking rigidly to my original plan.
i think up a set-up, try to imagine how it would come to a problem, then try to solve that problem in terms of the characters and their situation. preferably in a way the reader might not immediately think of.
then i get really stoned and forget all that shit and just type anything that comes into my head. might explain why i have so much trouble getting published.
what books do laveyan satanists read? doesn't have to be pertaining to this philosophy just anything .
Questions for writers:
When can you tell you have a good concept for a story? Is there a feeling associated with it, an inkling, or are good ideas only wrought with a lot of massaging and sweat?
How do you narrow the scope of a story and choose what to focus on? I have the urge to yield to every clever tangent, and then get lost second guessing myself following various threads, and ultimately feel powerless to web everthing together coherently.
If I think of something that makes me laugh, I think it's good enough to turn into a story. Also I always start with a clear ending in mind, sometimes even writing the ending before anything else. It helps keep the story focused in that everything has to build towards the ending that's already there.
I'm looking for two sort of stories
>fantasy with a lot of political drama but some magic (wasnt fulfilled with ASOIAF)
>Sci fi with a main character thats morally grey (akin to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep or Ender's Game)
Just finished Heart of Darkness by Conrad. That being said:
ITT books that would for sure piss of SJW's.
Alright, so I'm only a chapter into The Conquest of Gaul and I'm confused.. Every time it says "Caesar" is Julius referring to someone who was the governor of Gail before him, or is referring to himself in the third person?
The Jamie Vardy of Stone Age Pottery has a new message for a new European left wing movement.
I think at this point in time any strong action is a good action. This makes me favorable for DiEM25 without even knowing the exact program. We'll learn something and, depending on the actual ideology and goals of the people involved, they can't really make it worse than the powers pushing the buttons right now.
Would you read a reworking of the Iliad set in the 22nd Century?
No because the Iliad is based on the honour and customs of warfare, and warfare will not exist by that time. We're already moving to drones and remote warfare, give it another 100 years and we'll just be exploding heads with radiation.
I'm actually aware of that and the way it would work would be that a general loss of purpose and direction due to the banality of 22nd Century life would lead to small groups of people embracing anachronisms including outdated modes of combat in small-scale conflicts that ultimately mean nothing on a statewide, national, or global scale.
>dfw anything that starts archiving /lit/ goes down
Should I read Shelley, Byron, Tennyson, Keats, or Blake first?
Check out this Keats poem:
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle...
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What are some books you've picked up, read but don't often see discussed.
Pic related is a book about a court dwarf in the 15th century. I know others have read it and I'd like to see what they think about it.
>tfw Wardine DON'T be cry
dfw clearly never had any black friends or black acquaintances or even black mailcarriers or black anythings....in black vernacular "be" is for a continual state..."u be buggin" is like saying "you are always bugging". for a temporary action like crying the "to be" verb is omitted.."Wardine crying" is how it would be said, dfw confirmed for linguist pleb trying too hard to look like not-a-pleb, so glad he killed himself to be honest wit u famalam