My uni dissertation is going to be on the topic of villains, so I was wondering if we could get a discussion of villainy going? Not asking you to write it for me, but it'd be nice to have ideas to bounce around.
>What makes a great villain?
>Who is the single greatest villain in literature, in your opinion?
>Which novels/films would you recommend I check out for their villains
Whatever thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated lads
comic nerds seem to love dr doom cause he is a well written villain or some bullshit, idk never read it but you might want to check it out.
Blood Meridian has a good villain imo. The ending was meh, but throughout the rest of the story i enjoyed how The Judge was written. He always had a strong presence and everything he did held an aura of mystery around it.
For shit villains, try ASOIAF. Tywin Lannister is quite obviously modeled after whatever Chad F. Normal called GRRM fat in middle school
Hi /lit/, fa/tg/uy here. Developing a character who's basically sherlock holmes for a cthulu - style game, and having trouble picking traits. Basically I need to know what quirks/personality traits are most important to replicate in my character to be truest to him. So, if we list all of his traits, e.g. plays violin to help him think, knowledgeable in the occult, chemistry, tobacco, footprints, toxicology, manic-depressive, self-medicates with cocaine, poor social interaction, etc. and then picked 5 good traits and 5 bad traits to best represent him, what would you say they are?
After reading this I don't know what to believe anymore
The book is a criticism of mans expansion of technology in relation to natures reaction of said expansion. The characters are all metaphors for this exponentially changing human race and the creations of things such as electricity and themes of industrialism. The war with nature (bugs) provides a view into the fight nature couldn't put up in the real world. Honestly after reading it I don't know whether to continue living my life or locking up in a cabin in the woods and living off the land.
>he texts with perfect grammar and punctuation
Overrated. Like Japanese films, it LOOKS like a novel but there's really no content. It's pure imitation of American or European models without anything inside, like a replicant out of Philip K Dick.
Can you guys recommend some good "literary" twitter accounts?
>try to kill postmodernism
>only make it stronger
Is this about irony vs. sincerity?
All text from him (not too many I know) kinda sound "very nice", good message, but when I know some guy was (also?) all about fucking young chicks doubt about all intentions creep up my mind I stop believing.
That's why we need Camille "no appetite for deconstruction" Paglia.
>considers himself patrician
>doesn't even speak fluent French
>he polluted his knowledge of English, the logical conclusion to language, with some disgusting Continental babble
>cultivate beautiful enunciated Parisian accent
>love reading aloud or subvocalising while reading texts because the language is so beautiful
>finally meet actual Frenchmen
>all sound like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3sOlpoQYNo
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
A BOAT, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July—
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear—
Long has paled that sunny sky;
Echoes fade and memories die;
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the...
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post a short story that has the same title as a poem
Was Marx right to turn Hegel on his head? What do you all think of dialectics? Are you an idealist or materialist? Will we ever reach a final synthesis or is that contradictory to the nature of dialectics?
Have Fiction books significantly changed your mindset/lifestyle? If so, which ones and why?
Is there even a reason to read fiction besides killing time? For example, how would a book like Moby Dick change you when it's about whaling(which you most likely don't participate in.)?
What's your opinion on people who read books like this? Scumbags right?
Just a few days left.
Are you hopelessly behind, or coming close to your wordcount goal?
Post books that are fun/funny.
>inb4 define fun
I'm not in the mood today, just finished an essay for Uni and want to curl up in bed with a Paige Turnah.