Are we allowed to have a thread for questions that don't deserve their own thread?
What word processor or text editor do you guys use?
Currently deciding what college I will go to and I know I will go in undecided, but my question is there anything to do beyond trying as many new things as possible to figure out what I will do with my life or just put my head down and try to grind for a job that can pay well and hope for the best? Essentially, should I try to work a probably unfulfilling job and try to read books on the side (I personally don't think that would happen) or go into a field related to philosophy or literature and ride the struggle bus for the rest of my life? I don't see any market or job upswing.
>Christianity is much more atheist than the usual atheism.
WHAT DID HE MEAN BY THIS?
Look at his lectures. Lots of his ideology sifts through in those and he goes back to the same motifs a LOT.
The inkling I got from him is that Christianity is centered on the death of the "Big Other" i.e Christ and God on earth, and, he says, the realization that we are truly alone. He goes on about this at the end of Perverts Guide to Ideology during the Christ scene specifically (close to the end, or actually the end of the movie)
Please recommend me books that will help me become more unemployable.
How many languages do you read, /lit/? EOPs need not apply.
English - fluent, read classical literature
French - fluent, read classical literature
Japanese - intermediate, can read manga and short stories without too much trouble
I'm fluent in English, French and German and I've been working on Japanese for a couple of years, now. I also went through a lot of Latin but it isn't much relevant. What do you mean by “French classical literature”?
Just bought these for 2€, are they any good? I kinda like Jodorowski's films, but is this book worth reading?
>not the best recent sci-fi author
Alastair Reynolds and Iain M. Banks both blow that gaybashing retard out of the water.
Peter F. Hamilton was promising but he seems to have given up on actually writing good science fiction. He just relies on the established fanbase buying any turd he puts out. Case in point; The Great North Road.
What are some good (and serious) books about multiculturalism?
I want to learn about its concept, implications, roots, pros and cons, etc. from a serious perspective.
I feel that the topic is now hotter than ever, and I'm tired of all those deliberately misguiding opinions from people who don't know shit about politics, law, economics or philosophy.
Please, don't send me to /pol/. I don't want a "it was deh joos" thread. If I wanted a racism vs SJW, I wouldn't have posted here.
You know, doesn't EVERY story technically begin in medias res?
What are examples of lowbrow literature and is it bad if you read them?
melodramatic and totaly unrealistic dialogue
cardboard cut out characters without any subtlety (hallmark is the lack virtually any defects, sexual desires along with many super positive and borderline unrealistic character traits, aka katniss from the hunger games)
plot basically is the novel, the novel is basically a screenplay with babby's first imagery peppered in there (dan brown books)
self-insert characters which are always at the center of attention and never did nuffin wrong (harry...
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Any advice for someone whos attempting thier first novel?
>brother is mega pleb WWII history buff (still in high school)
>only reads books about the Holocaust, Nazis, various atrocities, and Hitchens
>thinks fiction is useless and mocks my enjoyment of it
>sees 'American Psycho' for the meme value one day
>decides to read the book
Should I dissuade him, /lit/? Will it be too pomo for a non-reader to understand? I'm kind of worried that he'll hate it...
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This tbqh. Military history is the plebbest form of history and the most autistic. Just take a look at /his/ and see how many military history manchild retards are shitting up that board.
Thoughts on Mad Magazine?
The early days of Mad had some brilliant stuff but it's extremely spotty afterwards. EC published some amazing stuff back then as far as comics go.
What does think of audio books? I use my phone's WiFi to listen lectures , talks and interviews but feel like audio books must cheapen their source.
How much worse if at all is it to use audiobooks instead of text
>How much worse if at all is it to use audiobooks instead of text
Pretty fucking huge difference. It's the difference between actively engaging in a text and passively listening to a voice. Audiobooks are for lazy soccermoms who only want something to listen to while commuting to work.
The only time I used an audiobook it was after each book of paridise lost. I would read the book then later listen to it to hear the poetry of the words and reinforce my first reading.
Other than that I think they are stupid, might as well watch tv.
>mention Philip K. Dick
>someone says, "LOL, 'Dick.'"
Hey, /lit/, what are your thoughts on this? I'm interested in the opinions of those residing both in and out of the States.
>The Fault in Our Stars is half the country
Kill me senpai. Interesting that the 'deep south' states like Alabama and Georgia are reading some of the most patrician works.
I went to high-school in MA and though we read 'Night' it certainly wasn't senior year
That's what I was thinking as well. Northern states like to bash the intelligence of the southern states but I haven't seen anyone here in the north reading Shakespeare outside of my own family
Consider the following:
Most high schoolers are required to read Macbeth as part of public school curriculum. If your only reading is done in school, and you never read another thing after that, then the book that you've all been required to read is going to be overrepresented due to lack of other options.