Anyone in the area want to meme irl tonight?
Which writer had the most active sex life? What about the author with the least?
Did this affect they they wrote about characters interactions with women in the books they wrote?
And which writer had the most attractive wife?
What is your favorite Tolstoy novel and why?
I have only read The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Confessions and some of his other religious writings. I plan to read his major novels but from what I understand everything I have read from him is from a diffrent part of his life.
What are some good books for someone who struggles to accept that they are going to die someday?
Hey /lit/ I'm feeling blue and thought maybe you could help me feel even more melancholy. Post any depressing quotes from books, authors, philosophers, anything.
But there is nothing enduring in the world, and therefore even joy in the second minute is already not as acute as in the first; in the third minute it becomes still weaker and finally merges unnoticeably with the usual condition of the soul, as a circle on the water, caused by the fall of a pebble, finally merges with the smooth surface
I was bored and wrote a short story. I want to see if I am utter trash or not in other people's eyes. Where do I share my shitty short story to be judged? 3,8k words.
Who /Niezsche/ here? Gentle reminder that this guy BTFO'd Christcuckery, inspired the religion of Thelema, was the main inspiration of Evola and also the root of all postmodern philosophy, including feminist theory.
He inspired both Anarchists like Emma Goldman and Fascists like Benito Mussolini, reactionaries like Evola and progressives like Foucalt. He was a protean figure without comparison in history.
cool so just because he inspired those people he should be focused on
what about the people who inspired him
why not focus on anyone after him
what makes him so great? is it that he inspired all those people? doesn't that imply that he is great because he influenced greatness? if thats the case then why not study his descendants?
if its the source of the influence that is great then why not study the influences of nietzsche?
if I only want to understand Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari and Land where should I begin?
assume I have no other philosophical knowledge (though I am reading Republic)
What are you writing, anon?
Philosophy was a mistake
but a necessary and inevitable one.
its like saying that perspective vision, the way we see the world due to the human eyes anatomy, is false. it is indeed not the "objective" state of things, yet it is the way we see them and, despite not being "true" (note the irrelevance of the question), it is practical. or have you ever seen a child failing to walk just cause he sees in perspective?
Is Kate Beaton the supreme patrician qt?
Has anybody here written anything set in a war? I'm currently in the process of writing a novel/novella set in World War Two, but the war will only be seriously discussed for 30-40 pages. What's the best way to capture the authenticity of being in war?
Nothing matches actually being out there, but you can't do that.
I recommend reading, watching, listening, and absorbing everything you can about the war before you try and accurately capture it.
Daily reminder that he was literally cucked by Bertrand Russell
Name a better contemporary prose book (or author for that matter).
Protip: You cannot.
Is homestuck, or any other webcomic for that matter, worth reading? I've never read one because I feel like every single second spent reading a webcomic is a second that could have been spent on reading an actual book. I simply see them as YA lit with pictures, which just makes them worse than YA lit.
Having that said I really enjoyed some comics, for example Watchman, and some manga too (Berserk is a masterpiece imo).
Am i wrong?
Homestuck is literally the Ulysses of the 21st century. It's incomparable, inimitable, and perfect in every way.
“HS is supposedly a story that is also a game. In games, the characters die all the time. How many times did you let Mario fall in the pit before he saved the princess? Who weeps for these Marios. In games your characters die, but you keep trying and trying and rebooting and resetting until finally they make it. When you play a game this process is all very impersonal. Once you finally win, when all is said and done those deaths didn’t “count”, only the linear path of the final victorious version of the character is considered “real”. Mario never actually died, did he? Except the omniscient player knows better. HS seems to combine all the meaningless deaths of a trial-and-error game journey with the way death is treated dramatically in other media, where unlike our oblivious Mario, the characters are aware and afraid of the many deaths they must experience before finally winning the game.” -- The James Joyce of the 21st century, Andrew Hussie