These replicant mimetic creatures are almost undetectable. – “Thanatos mimics the anthropomorphic desiring-cycle — anticipating, enveloping, and simulating it — but it is on its way somewhere else. Because thanatropic replicants are dissimulated as erotic reproducers, they initially appear as traitors to their species, especially when the shamanic xenopulsions programming their sexuality are detected. Nothing panics the reproducers more traumatically than the discovery that erotic contact camouflages cyberrevolutionary infiltration, running matrix communications channels across interlocked skin sectors.” (Machinic Desire, p. 7) – Nick Land
As we become One with our Other. As Man melds with machine to become cyborg—as man merges with animal/insect to become something anthropomorphic (think Kafka’s Metamorphosis or Beatrix Potter)—and as these anthropomorphic cyborgs meld with Others like themselves, we become more immanent and holistic in perspective, a disORGANized Deleuzian system where we are becoming Animal.
The question is: Did D&G, in their philosophy, predict the future coming of Furry culture? Is the Furry culture the Becoming-Animal?
Mmmmm... No. I don't think so. I'm trying to think of an example, but to start, consider how every major culture in the world has stories (dating millenia B.C.) about people becoming animals, and vice versa.
Yet the objective relationships between animals have been applied to certain subjective relations between man and animal, from the standpoint of a collective imagination or a faculty of social understanding… The animal is inseparable from a series exhibiting the double aspect of progression-regression, in which each term plays the role of a possible transformer of the libido (metamorphosis). – Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus
Just finished this. I really enjoyed it, but I think it made me too empathetic to the blight of the downtrodden. Am I a goddamn red now?
This. I think she takes too long to get to two overly simplified point, but lots of young libertarians get a conservative boner from Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. I can sum her books up for you... >Workaholism is the only civic duty and the ends justify the means.
Am I a dumbass for not understanding Kubla Khan?
What the fuck did I just read? I got strong existential vibes
>get to the final 30 pages
>book slips from under my arm and I don't realize its gone until later
>don't get to finish
What do you guys think about Calvino?
also shout out to Danvino, imma try to summon him
Are spooks always negative notions? Or can they be positive? Is the concept of a spook more about unveiling the truth of the external forces around you?
I'll just leave this here
I found this masterpiece, read by the most appropriate voice. I still have goosebumps after ten minutes it was over. Do you feel the same?
hey, hard science fiction fan here in a bit of a jam
im looking for LARRY NIVEN'S FOOTFALL and THE EXPANSE series in audibook format but im having a hard time finding any kind of torrent for it. I tried pirateproxy and rutracker but all i got is one shitty torrent with no seeders
is there like a good place to illegaly download pirate audiobooks particularly science fiction ones?
one cubic parsec of thanks to everyone
is there anyone else that prefers Proust over than Joyce?
I personally think that La recherche is the best book wrote in the 20th century
Hey /lit/ I started reading gravity's Rainbow, got to page 73, but only understand about 40% of it. It is honestly a drag but feels like I am missing alot if I skip it. At this point, should I just give up?
you won't understand most of it but i promise it's worth it. i'm on my second read through and it's one of the most beautiful things i've read.
there's no shortcut to this. you have to struggle through it and someday when you come back to it, it will have been worth it
Man its not that, its just I have other hard shit to read like finances and this is supposed to be my fiction free read so I don't want to spend so much time on it. Guess its not for me.
Histories, worth reading? y/n - and why
What is the difference between Stirner's spooks and Marx's ideology?
Literally the greatest thinker of all time. Destroys all spooks, will turn you into a 200 IQ 6'3" alpha male with an 8" penis.
Some German faggot who thought you could predict the future with economics and a love of unsubstantiated speculation.
Thoughts on this masterpiece?
A little heavy handed with the symbolism.
I don't like how it demonized the survival instinct, and the desire to seek out and destroy things you're afraid of. Parables like this always feel really flimsy and unsatisfying to me; you can 'prove' anything in a fiction where you're pulling all the strings.
>It's a poem about how your accomplishments won't matter when you're dead