You lied to me when you said it was a /r9k/ novel !
It's just guys getting drunk in a bar...
I read 40 pages and I don't know if I can continue, his mongoloid style is a bit too much for me.
>caring what europe thinks of your literature
Hey Europeans look at me!
Look at how much I don't care about you!
Over here, me with the beard, look how I totally don't care about your opinions.
What do you think of that eh?
Save it, I don't care lol
weird/stupid question time.
has anyone ever written a book where you can't tell what era/year it is?
they leave out defining details.
we listened to music. instead of we listened to the record.
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General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ / http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/
Any obscuremaybenotsogreat authors you'd like to share?
Just finished pic related. I thought it had some superficial resemblance to Haldeman's Forever War. In this case, a crew of two encounters different versions of the universe after every interstellar transition. Also, sexual mores were brought up every time. Originally written as separate books, it doesn't have the same strength of narrative, but was enjoyable none the less.
>noticing your thoughts become more lucid, your articulation more precise and the breadth of your expressions greatly expanded after spending a time reading
YES...YES I CAN FEEL THE POWER OVERWHELMING ME
It's one of the highest ranking universites in Turkey and It's full of hipsters.
Looking for Southern Gothic that isn't Faulkner or O'Connor
Are there any exercices on how to read faster? l can't do pic related. l wish there was some symbol language where the symbols are unpronounceable
>Otherwise, read more.
This. Even if you sub vocalise you can read really really fast. I'm p sure that Harry "I can read War and Peace in an hour" Bloom subvocalises (because he for example recognised that everyone in Harry Potter "stretched his legs", he picked up a particular verbal repetition quickly).
You're not going to get to Kim Peek levels and he was like the ultimate non sub vocalising speed reader. And probably you wouldn't want to.
I'm p sure Harry "I've never actually read Harry Potter but I'm going to shit on it because I'm a liar and an idiot" Bloom has never read Harry Potter because "streched his legs" occurs like three times in the book.
I'm writing this while high. It doesn't matter what you think of it. All I'm doing is telling the story which only I truly know.
It was Year 6, and I lived in Melbourne. I had a friend named Oscar, who was really cool. I liked him because he was "mature" and yet we could have innocent child's play. We went through puberty together, and although we physically developed differently, we discovered sexuality at the same time. I remember being heaps more advanced than him, as I was watching porn at the time, and I could talk with the other boys about sex.
Oscar was always cooler than me. He just carried himself so well, and maintained such a confident spirit. Oscar was lucky, I guess, because he was born in St. Kilda - the trendy suburbs for cool Melbournites. In a way, he embodies that whole atmosphere of progression in Melbourne adolescents, I mean, every thing is going right for him. He gets lots of Facebook likes, he's good looking, he's dating a 10/10 girl, and he's loved in locally because of his AFL playing.
I have found myself in a sort of peculiar situation, and I was wondering if other writerfags have encountered this dilemma.
The problem is this: I am writing a story based in a world which is not Earth. So, there was never a Rome, nor France, nor any other place from which we draw our culture.
So: because France or Rome never existed, I find it odd to use French or Latin words.
So I began by avoiding Latin phrases, no et cetera, no pro bono, and that was easy enough. But the problem compounds. If I can't use et cetera, can I use the word forum?...
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I'll confound you even more. Are you aware that the words Kaiser and Czar are just variations on Caesar? There are tons of words with origins like that.
I'd just avoid proper nouns, and you'll be fine.
>i study philosophy/literature/
you had one chance and you blew it
No, mostly drug addicts, prisoners and otherwise miserable from life choices. In comparison, my choice to major in English was certainly not bad. I have a great job that allows me enough free time to raise kids, plus gives a good excuse to hoard books.
> In logic, a tautology (from the Greek word ταυτολογία) is a formula that is true in every possible interpretation.
> Logic An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.
So, which definition should I use when using the term (when addressing logic)?
> people don't actually read this shit so I'll just make something up
State of philosophy today everyone!
Outside of posturing, it depends on what perspective you are taking/want to take. Hegel is a decent place to look imo since he talks about how tautologies can be shitty like "an elephant is not a rose" or similar. And Wittgenstein obv, where logic is really a practice of finding tautologies.
What does /lit/ think of Will Self? Fraud or talented?
Pretty patrician desu
Jonathan Franzen went on Jeopardy and missed this Shakespeare question.
So, /lit/, would you have gotten this correct? Be honest.