oh god oh god oh god
>Language is not made to be believed but to be obeyed, and to compel obedience newspapers, news, proceed by redundancy, in that they tell us what we ‘must’ think, retain, expect, etc. language is neither informational nor communicational. It is not the communication of information but something quite different: the transmission of order-words, either from one statement to another or within each statement, insofar as each statement accomplishes an act and the act is accomplished in the statement.
Was he right?
What went wrong?
Except for the part where he couldn't gut himself properly and his friend couldn't decapitate him properly and had to get someone else to do it.
I'm sure it was a graceful experience.
>tfw you'll never be this hot
Well /lit/, what do you think of this?
>"Literature" is just some bullshit lists "adults" enjoy composing when in reality the real canon is anything you enjoy reading.
I don't agree with this. Works that are part of a canon are usually there for a reason. This person just seems like they're having a fit because they're pickier than "the average joe" about what they read, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But suggesting that canons are just arbitrary lists is false.
What did /lit/ think?
Can we just autoban threads that start with a picture of John Green's face?
They are, without exception, shitposts every single time
Started reading seriously a year ago, can't seem to enjoy video games anymore. I usually play Final Fantasy games but I can't enjoy gaming when I know I could be reading and learning. Maybe I should switch over to shorter games.
Anybody else experience this?
Yes, exact same thing. Don't worry too much about it. When you read more often and more demanding works you'll be glad to take a break with some videogames for a while, and that's good for you.
Is pyrrhonism the end-game of life?
What is the best/generally accepted version of Faustus? Should I go with Marlowe or Goethe?
Weren't Virgil and Ovid right that the Greeks were just a bunch of disgusting pederasts with pretty screwy ideas about how the world worked?
Socrates would literally shrug if he saw pic related.
And /lit/ will defend this!
>literally millions if not billions of pictures of girls scantily clad or nude
>society with lost morals and easy access to displaying or accessing hedonism
well m8 i think it's not the worst to shrug at what you posted.
Rubbing your spear between a boys thigh was over hyped up by scholars anyway in its occurrence.
>le hedonism is a dirty word may-may
What are you, a masochist? It's just pleasure, m8. Even Christ enjoyed turning water into wine. Did he later send those people to hell?
There is literally nothing redeemable about the Greeks. The Romans, on the other hand, at least learned how to fuck women, as Ovid showed us. Ovid and Lucretius also wrote better about materialism than any of the Greeks.
>society is a social construct
was he right?
Think of writing a novel that serves as a literary deconstruction of the 'Legend of Zelda' series; essentially I would explore the metaphysics of having three people (Link, Zelda and Gannon) continually reincarnated to undergo the same struggles. My twist is that the Link-analog would be a sociopath, the Ganon-analog would be actually quite a decent guy, and the Zelda-analog will either be a massive slut or hamstrung by a male-oriented culture (i've not decided yet). I'd hope to explore the blurring of lines between good and evil, with a dash of realpolitik.
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I'm a philosophical ignoramus, which I want to rectify. I'm reading pic related for a start. What is /lit/'s required philosophical reading?
Redpill me about diaries, /lit/.
Is it beneficial to try to order your thoughts of the day on paper?
That's like asking if doing Yoga, then some pushups and stretching in the morning for 20 minutes would be a good idea.
How wouldn't it be?
It's a question of dedication, if you can manage to cut other crap daily activities and do that instead