This was great. That last story, damn, it was depressing. Good but depressing.
Write a haiku in your native language.
las flamígeras horas,
What's a good plan for learning a language?
I'd like to learn Italian as my second language, and I plan on using duolingo, watching Italian video, and reading Italian books -- would this be a good plan?
Unfortunately, I am still in education, so I can't focus all my time on it -- would doing just a bit each day be enough to reach basic (as in, could understand basic dialogue/literature, knowing how to speak in a basic way) level after about a year or two?
Read italian translations of books you've already read, italian articles, italian subtitles for your tv shows, change all language settings on your apps and pc to italian, when you're wasting time on 4chan look up common words and phrases you find, try thinking in italian.
Books about learning a language are useless imo, at least when starting. You can find a lot of things on the internet, use them.
it's really hard to make children read these days
any essential entry level books to make them even interested in reading? I have some old 150pp adventure books but they were written in 1960s and read by my dad before me
>it's really hard to make children read these days
Not really. Kids love to read. Give them Harry Potter or The Hungry Games or anything from which a movie series they like is adapted, and they'll plow through those things like coke lines.
The only kids who don't like to read are legit ADD shits.
Is Shrike the most creepy of all villains in all universes in the woooorld?
The Shrike excellent in the first two books but lost his coolness as the series went on. I don't like rereading but if there's any series I've seriously considered a retread of it's this one for how much I'm sure I missed the first time around.
Is Philosophical Investigations an existentialist work?
Is this worth reading? My class read a chapter of it in the 11th grade and it seemed intriguing.
Why does Hume's "problem with induction" only seem to only apply to social sciences
Not quite /lit/ but you guys are good at English.
Why does "years" in the following have an apostrophe?
Does the war belong to the thirty years? It certainly isn't a contraction of "year is".
When, long ago, the gods created Earth
In Jove's fair image Man was shaped at birth.
The beasts for lesser parts were next designed;
Yet were they too remote from humankind.
To fill the gap, and join the rest to Man,
Th'Olympian host conceiv'd a clever plan.
A beast they wrought, in semi-human figure,
Filled it with vice, and called the thing a Nigger.
I like this poem.
My favorite Lovecraft story is the one wherein HP himself, vehement antisemite, married a Jewish woman.
The absolute fucking madman.
He wrote it, never tried to get it published. It's basically an edgy joke. I don't remember if it was in a letter or if someone just found it in his notes.
Everybody hates Congress, but as long as people don't hate their Congressman, Congress stays in business. Jewesses work the same way.
Are there any post apocalyptic novels or short stories having to do with the earths oceans drying up and people surviving in tribe like societies? I'm currently looking an inspiration for writing in this type of setting.
How does one become more articulate?
>cogito ergo sum
what the fuck is thinking, and how does thinking, a purely abstract process, allow you to conclude youre being is a concrete entity.
descarte, socrates wasnt fucking around when he said human wisdom is inherently worthless. you cant even know you exist. you can only know you know nothing at all!
It's the Constance Garnett translation, I'm 100 pages in and it's boring as fuck, should I find another translation ?
>If one examines Lacanist obscurity, one is faced with a choice: either reject capitalist Marxism or conclude that sexuality, surprisingly, has significance.
I'm going to go masturbate furiously now. Thanks.