Best book covers thread
Anyone else here fall for the Nietzsche meme?
Suicide prior to any meaningful accomplishments is one of the most ignominious ways to go out. I've known a handful of kids who have either offed themselves or overdosed in their late teens or early twenties, their lives having consisted of little more than K-12 schooling and banal, predictable partying. They are scarcely remembered. A few days worth of Facebook tributes and then nothing, because they leave behind nothing to remember. I thank God that this was not my path. The only time that suicide is meaningful is when a legacy is left in its wake. Think Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Cobain, David Foster Wallace. Due to the sheer breadth and intensity of the creative endeavors these men undertook while living, they continue to influence culture even in death.
The same could be said of any manner of death that follows an unexceptional life, and eventually even those who have had a profound influence over the culture and society of their time will be forgotten.
what writer do you identify with the most?
inb4 intelligent, nihilistic and with a wicked sense of humor
What does /lit/ think of this?
I thought it was awesome. Love the way the writing in the boxes always had some visual echo in the art, for example, somebody says "Chew on that" and there's a chicken leg with a bite mark in it in the foreground. Stuff like that. Also how parallel stories would comment on each other, like when Dr. Manhattan is in the TV studio and the dialogue there is "incidentally" commenting on Night Owl and Silk Spectre's fight with the thugs in the alley and the subsequent sexual tension. Lots of cool stuff. Not to mention the chapter that is, in a number...
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Good, but the sort of thing that achieves a bad effect, in that now a good 70% of comic writers are out there trying to deconstruct the nature of superheroes, with none of them even getting halfway to the success that Watchmen does it.
Write a poem about your college experience.
"I'm coming to get you. You need to be around friends. And family. I'm tired of you being lonely."
This is a lot of work and not much fun
I'm getting fat; I should go for a run
So many girls here but I've had sex with none
I hope things get better after I'm done.
Biggest villain in literature?
I'm a quarter into this and already I hate the human race and want to kill myself.
Is this supposed to happen?
Why is this allowed, /lit/? Shouldnt one expect at least an attempt at accurately depicting characters historically when performing plays?
What are some books set in a psychiatric hospital?
Has anyone here ever been to one and what was your experience like?
Hey /lit/, why aren't you a famous writer like Orion yet?
Write a stream of words about anything
Guys it's fucking happening
What went wrong?
9/11 changed the course of history, everyone lost hope in our leaders, we needed real heroes, we got the comic-book movie boom, but they were darker and grittier because everybody's worldview had been darkened, and they're all great movies and I can't wait for Civil War. So the century is going pretty damn well so far, I'd say, save the loss of David Foster Wallace.
>walk into local bookstore