Hi /lit/ I want to talk about Richard Dawkings Selfish Gene in 1976. I will refer to a concept in this book and call it the introduction of, "memes".
In relation to this thread >>7995153
"Is a meme a spook or is a spook a meme?".
What if I propose that all spooks are memes but not all memes are spooks?
>If he dies, he dies.
What did he mean by this?
/Lit/, what does cuthanatized mean?
As in, "the bottomlessly horrid On the Air, which was cuthanatized by ABC after six very long-seeming weeks."
Did Mr. David Foster Wallace just make this word up?
Where do you write your stuff? I feel like making a blog is too pleb but keeping a txt in my drive is no longer meaningful
Would you pay 5000$ to convert your novel to VR-Book for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive? It'd be sold on Steam you you'd get 70% from revenue, after Valve's cut; or a website like Amazon.
Like this: http://store.steampowered.com/app/457660/
>only ~120 people or so purchase it (being really generous to myself here)
>reviews lean towards negative and mixed because everyone feels like its a gimmick
>my writing isn't and never will be appreciated / given any serious though
>everyone realizes book vr was a shit idea in general
what do you guys think about Arthur Miller?
reading it rn. wanted to get death of a salesman, but bookstore didnt have it, so i got the crucible instead. I like American history so its ight
Who would win in a fight between The Kid Diddler Vlad, and Corncobber Bill?
Who would win in a math contest between DFW and Tommy?
Any good books that are thrilling, suspenseful, sad?
>Conceived as a boy group, showing girls who long to believe it that not every guy is a jock, a thug, a lothario, or a male-bonded mook, they might even have their uses. Conceived as a pop alternative to U2 and Radiohead, however, they're an argument for death metal. Precise, bland, and banal, their sensitivity emotionless and their musicality never surprising, they're the definition of a pleasant bore--easy to tune out, impossible to care for.
I need a tittle for a text that analyses different passages of Hamlet
>all of the great works you read will eventually be dispensed into nothingness when you inevitably die
>everyone reading this will one day cease to be
Who /existentialdread/ here?
John Green thinks the Persians > the Greeks. What do you think /lit/? Can you refute a New York Times Bestselling Author™? If not, we should start with the Persians, right?
Thoughts on this novel?
I enjoyed it. Just gifted it to my father.
I like how he takes real social issues and uses them as a kind of driver for a lot of what's happening, and he somewhat makes birds and environmental law interestif. Also the Iraq war.
He has a lot of true things to say about relationships, family, children, neighbors, life, etc. But it's simple stuff, but written in a comfortable, feel better about your own life, sort of way.
anyone else cringe at anything you wrote like a month+ ago? Are these feelings valid or just a part of art and creation?
Absolutely. Sometimes there's stuff that I remain proud of, but part of it is sharing it with people I respect and having them enjoy it. But I just wrote something which I'm proud of
>Uses "rude gesture" as a euphemism for flipping off
>you will never live in The Culture
Why even live? After reading The Player of Games, it makes life on Earth right now seem like shit by comparison.
>post scarcity economy where basic needs are accounted for and most reasonable wants are granted by advanced benevolent AIs.
>almost completely anarchic - no states or empires in control. The only punishment is for murder, which rather than incarceration is a robot following you around making sure you never commit murder again.
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