What are some novels I can read on the philosophy that the "mask" you wear is more important than the truth that's inside, because your mask is what has an affect on the world and the way people see you? What is this type of philosophy called? I asked because I recently completed the videogame "Majora's Mask," and that was a heavy theme in it, so I want to do more research on it.
Hey /lit/ I got my third bookcase today, what do you think?
What are your thoughts on short story lengths? I'm currently editing a piece of mine which, when all done and dusted, will be around 10,000 words. I think this is fine and it's as long as it needs to be but I'm wondering what others think as 10,000 seems to be the upper limit for a lot of journals and such.
> Thoughts on the "long story".
P.S it's a Wallacian, symphonic, urban-tragedy, but if you can believe it is also actually rather good.
10,000 words will probably hit about 20 pages or so. That's a good size for a short story.
The upper cap for a short story should be "I can read this in one sitting." That's ultimately why you're writing a short story and not a novella or a novel. 20 pages is well within that.
The lower bound is a bit tricky. If you can make a meaningful story in a few pages, you have quite the talent for terseness.
If I didn't know the author beforehand I'd say it should be 6-7 pages minimum.
A Hollywood producer has just approached you to write and direct a $200 million adaptation of Finnegans Wake. How do you proceed?
Claim your literary waifu! :3
She's mine, nobody else can have her.
You're not a hypocrite, right?
>Your philsophy / philsophical school
>How you live by it
Was he secretly the GOAT?
Anybody else starting with the Greeks here?
I have started reading "A brief history of ancient Greece" and it's been a lot of fun thus far.
How's your progress of reading the Greeks going?
You don't want to be a pseudo, right?
On book 3 of the Republic, been really enjoying it so far....
Haven't gone into reading a lot of history or poetry, etc. (Childhood was filled with self interest for Greece so I read a lot of shit when I was younger and have a general idea of its history)
have Odyssey and Iliad on the way... (reading order a bit fucked I know, but again, I have a gist of what happens in both stories..)
>tfw addicted to reading and broadening my intellect
Could be worse, lad.
Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming though, I suggest making time for doing nothing and maybe some meditation.
Otherwise it's like perpetually eating without ever taking a shit.
If I upload my 500k word memoir to wikipedia despite having achieved nothing that would otherwise warrant such a page / article being created, are the moderators likely to ban me or remove the page?
It's taken me a very long time to write and the entire text is filled with hyperlinks to things like songs mentioned, photographs of myself, and so on. I don't want to waste my time here.
Didn't see one up, so here goes:
Poetry Critique Thread!
Submit your poems for review and critique others' poems in a giant orgy of complex verbiage and butthurt.
OP here, starting it off with a couple of mine.
Almost all of these just arrived today. Feels Goodman.
Post your top ten favorite books that are not on this chart
I will record the information and make a chart on it
1. The Master of Go
2. Little, Big
3. The Summer Book
4. The Blind Owl
5. The Once and Future King
6. The Street of Crocodiles
7. Kornel Esti
8. King Lear
9. Middlemarch (really surprised this wasn't in the OP)
10. In Watermelon Sugar
1. The Tunnel
2. The Public Burning
4. The Lime Twig
5. The Death of Virgil
6. Under the Volcano
7. Lookout Cartridge
8. Double or Nothing
9. The Great Fire of London
10. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
So what is the point of him finishing the books any more?
Who will want to wander through thousands of pages of description of food, nipples and endless meanderings like Quentyn or Aegon when they can just watch the show and get to the point in a much more streamlined story? Particularly that all the main plot twists will be in the open after the show and Martin is one of those writers that without the plot twists you lose 90% of the reason to keep going through all the bad writing.
Why should he even bother finishing those books?
Season 6 had basically NOTHING happen. The show did a really good job of feeding the normie masses filler and making it seem substantial, but they didn't give us anything new really and discounting developments which are fundamentally at odds with the plot present in the book.
Nice try faggot, I can't wait to read WoW and am so glad I didn't get spoilered by HBO's shitshow.
he's lazy as fuck and his central themes havent changed much: war is horrible and the old times were pretty fucked up
that being said I can't stand emilia clarke's acting , so I haven't watched GOT since mid season 4, and probabbly wont catch up on GOT until the novels come out
unless he dies before ADOS comes out desu
Worst book covers thread